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April 2018

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Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)

Set at the beginning of the 18th century, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, who falls into piracy as the war between the empires ends. Edward is a pirate and a seasoned fighter who becomes embroiled in the war between Assassins and Templars. The game features famous pirates, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey through the West Indies during the Golden Age of Pirates.

The Season Pass is available for $19.99, and it'll include Freedom Cry, a nine-mission self-contained story featuring Edward Kenway's first mate Adewale, the Kraken Ship Pack, additional single-player missions, weapons, skins and collectibles, and new characters.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99.

Batman: Arkham Origins - New Millennium Skins Pack DLC (WiiU/PS3/X360/PC)

The New Millennium Skins Pack contains six skins, which can be used in challenge maps, the single-player campaign (upon completion), and in multiplayer after reaching Level 2:

  • 1st Appearance Batman
  • Batman: Noel
  • Blackest Night Batman
  • New 52 Graphic Batman
  • One Year Later Robin
  • Red Son Batman

The New Millennium Skins Pack is available for $4.99 on PS3/X360/PC and $3.99 for Wii U.

Battlefield 4 (PS4)

Battlefield 4 lets players wage war across air, land and sea with vehicular combat, dynamic environments and a new level of destruction. In the single-player portion, Battlefield 4 puts players in the boots of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel Recker. The world is on the brink of chaos, and things could escalate into a global conflict. Fight to preserve peace between China, Russia and the U.S. by engaging in combat on foot and operating air, land and sea units.

In multiplayer, Battlefield 4 offers varied maps, thrilling game modes and dynamic destruction. Players engage in close-quarters, squad-based combat and in major battles commandeering helicopters, jeeps, jets, tanks, and naval units.

Battlefield 4 is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $59.99.

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 1 DLC (PS3/X360/PC)

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea - Episode 1 is the second DLC for BioShock Infinite. It features Booker and Elizabeth in a film noir-style story that places them in a shining Rapture on the eve of its fall from grace.

Episode 1 can be purchased separately for $14.99 or as part of the BioShock Infinite Season Pass, which is priced at $19.99. The Season Pass contains $35 of playable content for $19.99, including both Burial at Sea episodes, the previously released Clash in the Clouds DLC, and the Early Bird Special Pack that has powerful weapon upgrades, gold weapon skins and infusion bottles to upgrade abilities.

DuckTales: Remastered (WiiU/PS3/X360) - Retail

Originally released in 1989 on the NES, DuckTales was widely seen as one of the generation's most influential platform titles. DuckTales: Remastered returns to the adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie as they explore different worlds on their search for five legendary treasures.

The development team has taken the original levels and layouts and expanded on them to enhance the gameplay. All of the visuals from the 8-bit game have been re-created as hand-drawn and animated sprites across a backdrop of re-envisioned level backgrounds. Original Disney character voice talent, including some from the cartoon TV series, bring the characters to life. The classic melodies of the original soundtrack have also been given a modern twist.

DuckTales: Remastered is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available at retail outlets for $19.99.

FIFA 14 (PS4)

FIFA 14 features 13 different online and offline game modes, including FIFA 14 Ultimate Team and new Co-op Seasons. The Pure Shot feature and a new ball physics system transform shooting, and the Precision Movement feature delivers authentic motion. With 10 times more animation depth and detail than previous consoles, FIFA 14 delivers dynamic movements and biomechanics of the athletes.

FIFA 14 is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition (PSV/PS3/X360/PC)

Containing material valued at more than $120 USD, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition contains the full game and all previously released DLC. The game has a suggested retail price of $59.99.

Madden NFL 25 (PS4)

Madden NFL 25 celebrates the 25th anniversary of the series. Use over 30 new moves to destroy the competition as you juke, spin and stiff-arm your way into the end zone. The title features more polished physics, and the Force Impact system improves stiff-arms, truck moves, the hit stick, and more.

This year's title offers fans the opportunity to take control of their favorite NFL team with the new Owner mode within Connected Franchise. Set prices on concessions and merchandise; draft, sign and trade players; upgrade and renovate your stadium or pack up the team and move to another city. Owners do everything from calling and running plays on game day to managing all aspects of a team's daily operations.

Madden NFL 25 introduces a new way to play Madden Ultimate Team with Head-to-Head Seasons, and the Madden Share feature lets fans find the best rosters, playbooks, sliders, etc., by the Madden NFL community.

Madden NFL 25 is rated "E" for "Everyone" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $59.99.

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3)

Ratchet and Clank return with a single-player epilogue to Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time. This humorous, story-driven platform adventure features upgraded weapons, planet hopping and new worlds to explore.

Ratchet and Clank are escorting a dangerous criminal to the Vartax Detention Center. After the criminal makes a break for it, Ratchet and Clank are lost in an abandoned sector. They uncover an inter-dimensional event that threatens the universe and forces Ratchet to decide what's really important.

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is rated "E10+" for "Everyone Aged 10 and Older" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $29.99.

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow (PC)

SimCity Cities of Tomorrow offers players the opportunity to futurize every aspect of their cities with the help of plausible future technologies: new MegaTowers, new city specializations, new future technology and new transportation methods.

Create a utopian society with clean technology, or encourage giant corporations to strip-mine natural resources and pollute in the name of massive profits. Players can decide whether they want their Sims to live in harmony, or as members of an exploited workforce. They can rain chaos upon their Sims by unleashing a new disaster that's exclusive to this expansion pack.

SimCity Cities of Tomorrow is rated "E10+" for "Everyone Aged 10 and Older" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $29.99. The base game, SimCity, is required to play the expansion.

Skylanders: Swap Force (PS4)

Skylanders Swap Force allows gamers to transform 16 Swap Force characters into more than 250 different characters by swapping the top and bottom halves of the toys. Building on the franchise's gameplay and collectible toy experience, the game takes kids on a new adventure with more than 30 new characters, each with different powers and personalities.

Skylanders Swap Force features a new graphics engine that delivers high-resolution visuals that bring to life the detailed characters and rich environments. The game runs in native 1080p on both next-generation consoles.

Skylanders: Swap Force is rated "E10+" for "Everyone Aged 10 and Older" by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $74.99.

World of Warplanes (PC)

World of Warplanes is a free-to-play flight combat MMO title. Plane enthusiasts can earn their wings in 15-vs.-15 battles where supremacy depends on a fast trigger finger and coordinated teamwork. Choose from three main warplane classes: swift fighters, heavy fighters, and ground-attack planes. World of Warplanes features more than 100 vehicles from Germany, Great Britain, Japan, the Soviet Union and USA. Every warplane is capable of multiple configurations, so you can customize ammo types, engines, weapons, and other components.

World of Warplanes is available for download on the product website.

WWE 2K14: nWo Pack DLC (PS3/X360)

The nWo Pack DLC costs $8.99 and includes the following nWo stars:

  • The Giant
  • Scott Hall
  • Curt Hennig
  • Kevin Nash
  • "Macho Man" Randy Savage
  • Scott Steiner
  • Syxx

XCOM: Enemy Within (PS3/X360/PC)

XCOM: Enemy Within is an expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown. In XCOM: Enemy Within, players can genetically modify their soldiers to enhance their operatives' abilities or transform their soldiers into cybernetic warriors. These new abilities and units are imperative to combat two new aliens, the Mechtoid and the Seeker. XCOM: Enemy Within also adds a new threat known as EXALT, an underground human organization that wants to disrupt XCOM operations and take control of Earth. XCOM: Enemy Within includes new maps, abilities, upgrades and weapons across both single-player and multiplayer modes.

XCOM: Enemy Within is rated "M" for "Mature" by the ESRB and is available for an MSRP of $29.99. The base game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, is required to play.

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