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Gaming roundup: Spider-Man hypes The Heist; For Honor announces Marching Fire; Loot Crate goes digital

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Oct 17, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man has started to hype the first round of DLC ahead of next week's release, button masher For Honor adds a quartet of characters, and Loot Crate gets into the digital gaming business in our latest gaming roundup. 

First up, Marvel has teased what we can expect from Spider-Man's first round of DLC, titled "The Heist." Along with a new story campaign, it will bring new trophies to earn, new crimes to stop, and the long-awaited appearance of Peter Parker's other love interest, Felicia Hardy — better known as Black Cat. The notorious cat burglar played a role in a side quest in the core Spider-Man game, which will likely play into the new adventure. 

In addition to all that, three new Spider-Man suits will be available to unlock. Two come from comic lore, Spider-UK and Scarlet Spider II, while the new Resilience Suit was designed exclusively for the PS4 game. 

The Heist will be available for download on Oct. 23, and will be part one of three DLC chapters, collectively titled The City That Never Sleeps. Two more chapters will be available in November and December, respectively. 

(via Marvel)


Speaking of DLC, Ubisoft just released a trailer touting "Marching Fire," the newest addition to its historical action game For Honor. The DLC brings in a new faction from China, the Wu Lin, and four new playable characters to its roster. 

Marching Fire is available as a paid bundle now, but Ubisoft reports that players can eventually purchase the characters using Steel, For Honor's in-game currency. 

Along with the four new characters, there's a four-on-four multiplayer mode called Breach where opposing sides battle it out during the siege of a castle, as well as an Arcade mode for solo or co-op play offline. 

For Honor: Marching Fire is available on all major platforms now. 

(via Variety


Finally, Variety reports that Loot Crate is getting into gaming. The company, which is known for its curated boxes of goodies delivered to their customer's doorsteps, will now offer a subscription service for specially selected indie games. 

The service is known as Loot Play, and will cost $10 a month, which gets subscribers a "digital crate" with one featured game, which will stream via Twitch and Mixer for optimal cross-promotion. The first title being offered is Crossing Souls, an action/adventure/RPG set in California and inspired by classic '80s cartoons. 

"We want to help subscribers find new games that are curated with a focus on creative new voices, and we want to help these independent studios reach new audiences through our large network of Looters," said Erik Reynolds, Loot Crate's VP of Product Marketing.

For more information on Loot Play, click here

(via Variety)


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