News this week: MGSV gets a price cut, Batman: Arkham Origins DLC dated
The Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes have been given a price cut. Game publisher Konami Digital Enterainment Inc. officially announced Tuesday via a press release that the digital and retail editions of the upcoming game for the PS4 and Xbox One will now be priced at $29.99; this is ten dollars lower than the initial price. This price reduction makes the next-gen versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes the same price as the retail editions for current-gen consoles.
This news is following a preview by Game Informer earlier this month, as reported by Kotaku that revealed that the upcoming game can be beaten in four hours. Game director Hideo Kojima responded on twitter, stressing that players should focus on play time and not on clear time. Konami also revealed that purchasing Ground Zeroes will unlock exclusive downloadable content for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
The prices for the digital and retail editions remain unchanged for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, which are $19.99 and $29.99 respectively. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be the prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which is currently in development. Ground Zeroes remains scheduled to release on March 18 in North America and on March 20 in Europe and Japan.
The first story-based downloadable content for Batman: Arkham Origins has a release date. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed today via a press release that the story-based add-on is titled Cold, Cold Heart and will visit the origins of classic Batman villain Mr. Freeze. The additional content will be available digitally on April 22 and is part of the Arkham Origins Season Pass.
This announcement comes after WB Games revealed on their official forums that they wouldn’t be patching the game-breaking bugs that have been reported by players since the game’s release last October and instead are working on downloadable content.
Warner Bros. announced last week that the Playstation Vita game Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate which served as a prequel to Arkham Origins, will be ported to the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U and PC and released digitally via the Xbox Live Marketplace, Playstation Store, Nintendo eShop and Steam on April 1 in North America and April 2 in Europe.