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News Bites – Friday the 15th of January 2016

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News Bites – Friday the 15th of January 2016

– The latest Hitman game has finally confirmed its release structure. The game, announced at E3 2015, was always going to implement a different style of release and today it has been confirmed that the game will be episodic in nature. The game will be able to be purchased for a small amount ($15 USD, Australian amount yet to be confirmed) and play a few missions with more purchasable content coming each month for the entirety of 2016. Alternatively players will be able to pay an upfront fee ($60 USD) to get access to the entire year’s worth of content. It is an interesting model and it will be intriguing to see how it plays out. Hitman hits Xbox One, PS4 and PC on March 11

– Bandai Namco have announced their next project and that is an MMO Golf Game. Titled Winning Putt, the game is set to enter a beta today. The game will feature golf game staples such as a 3 click shot system and full club selection but it will add more RPG style features such as experience points and leveling skills. The game will feature micro transactions but at this stage they will be for cosmetic items only. If this sounds like your cup of tea you can head over to the official website and join the open beta.

– Nintendo have announced the release date for the follow up to the excellent RPG Bravely Default. Imaginatively titled Bravely Second, the game will be hitting stores in Australia and New Zealand on the 27th of February. This release continues to prove that the 3DS is pretty much the best bet for fans of JRPGs.

News Bites - Friday the 15th of January 2016
Bravely Second

– In more release date news the off-again-on-again Homefront sequel has a release date. The game will be hitting PS4, PC and Xbox One on the 20th of May. The game will also be running a beta on the Xbox One. If you are interested in signing up head over to the official site to put your name down. Hopefully the game has come a long way since the very poor demo on show at EB Expo.