Daily News Round-up – 14/08/2012

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Welcome to Parable’s daily news round-up – your daily stop for all the biggest stories of the day without all the senseless clicking.

News:

Halo 4 Limited Edition contents revealed, includes DLC passToday Microsoft revealed what will be housed in the £70 package that is the limited edition of Halo 4. Among all the other goodies, it includes a DLC pass that gives access to 3 future map packs. This pass will be sold separately for the price of 2000 Microsoft points.

Command & Conquer: Generals 2 is to be free to playEA announced today that Bioware Victory’s Frostbite 2 fuelled entry into the C&C franchise will support a free to play model. The game will launch in 2013.

Hitman Absolution’s multiplayer component revealedRevealed in a new trailer at Gamescom, Square Enix showed off Hitman Absolution’s new multiplayer component dubbed “Contracts”. In this mode, one player will create assassination scenarios and other players will compete to see who can finish them the quickest.

The Last Guardian confirmed still alive, slowly progressingSony’s Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer that Sony Japan Studio was forced to re-do some work on the PS3 exclusive, but that progress is being made on technical issues. This news comes after a recent rumour that the game had been cancelled after a US trademark for the game had been abandoned.

Announcements:

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance US and EU dates announced: After releasing some new media for the game today, Konami announced that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be hitting both the US and EU on the 21st of February 2013.

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I'm Michael. I'm one of the writers for Parable and a university student to be. I'm the kind of gamer who prefers to sink into a highly polished single player experience rather than a multi-player one, with pretty much all of my favourite games being single player ones. Hopefully I'll be studying English Literature at university come September.