Gaming Bits: A whole lot of DLC

Gaming Bits: A whole lot of DLC

Here’s the latest gaming news nuggets for your perusal.

Blood and wine

The second expansion for the incredible “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” is now available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

“Blood and Wine” allegedly clocks in at 30-plus hours, and sends players into a new land, the kingdom of Toussaint, to hunt a vicious beast. Of course, it’s not going to be that simple. Expect battle, betrayal, romance and lots of quests.

Just More DLC

The second content pack for “Just Cause 3” will be available Friday for expansion pass holders, with wider release on June 10.

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“Mech Land Assault” heads to a new island, “home to an abandoned eDen research base and a prison camp run by the mysterious Black Hand.”

Features include two types of mechs to pilot; a gravity gun that grabs and throws projectiles at enemies, and can do the same to vehicles; mech arena challenges; and a few other things.

It’ll be $11.99 for just this content pack, or $24.99 for the expansion pass, which includes all three pieces of DLC — “Mech Land Assault” plus the previous pack, “Sky Fortress,” and the upcoming “Bavarium Sea Heist.”

A killer release

“Dark Brotherhood,” the latest DLC for “The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited,” was released Tuesday for PC and Mac. It’ll be available for PS4 and Xbox One on June 14.

The general idea of this content is that you join a brotherhood of assassins and ... do I really have to spell it out for you? You kill people for money and power.

If you want to see the trailer, click here. I’m not allowed to post it myself because I don’t have age-gate software to block minors from seeing it, but YouTube does.

Another harvest

“Harvest Moon: Skytree Village,” an all-new title for the Nintendo 3DS, was revealed Wednesday.

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If you’ve ever played a “Harvest Moon” game, the premise will be familiar: The formerly fertile land has lost its vitality, and it’s up to you to restore things. In this particular case, you have to “revive the seven Skytrees in order to give the Harvest Goddess her power back.”

If you haven’t played one of these games, the basic idea tends to be the same. It’s always up to you to start a farm in order to give new hope to a nearby village, and your efforts will slowly advance the state of the world around you.

As usual, you can play as a boy or girl character and romance the NPCs. This version will have some new crops and flowers, and new fishing mechanics.

You’ll make me cry

“Blackwood Crossing,” an adventure game coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year, was announced by independent game studio PaperSeven on Wednesday.

It’s “a story-driven first-person adventure game exploring the relationship between Scarlett and Finn, orphaned siblings growing apart as Scarlett is coming of age and leaving childhood behind. When they cross paths with a mysterious figure, a seemingly ordinary train ride evolves into a magical story of life, love and loss.”

From the trailer, it looks like it’ll be the sort of poignant human tale that will have players in tears.

More mobility

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Koei Tecmo’s highly successful “Dynasty Warriors” franchise will be hitting smartphones at some point. “Dynasty Warriors Mobile” will remain a head-to-head, 2-D fighting game, featuring heroes from China’s Three Kingdoms historic period.


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