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For Honor Season 2 coming May 16

Ubisoft have announced that For Honor Season Two, Shadow and Might, will launch on May 16th.

Shadow and Might will bring new content to For Honor, including two additional heroes, two extra maps, new customisation items and gameplay updates. Maps and gameplay updates will be free for all players at the start of Season Two. New heroes, the lethal Shinobi and the fierce Centurion, will be available for free immediately for Season Pass holders on May 16th, while all other players will be able to unlock them with their in-game Steel on May 23rd.

In the war between the three deadly factions, Knights, Vikings and Samurai, two new Heroes enter the battlefield:

•Shinobi (Samurai Assassin) – The Shinobi are silent warriors able to move with a dancer’s grace and kill with precision thanks to a lifetime of disciplined training. They wield the traditional Japanese Kusarigama.

•Centurion (Knight Hybrid) – The Centurion sees the battlefield like a chessboard. Equipped with the reliable standard issue gladius, Centurions can bypass enemy defences through strategic close-quarters combat.

The two new maps, Forge and Temple Garden, will expand upon the selection of multiplayer battlefields. Additionally, Season Two will introduce a new level of gear rarity – Epic gear – that will increase the maximum gear score along with a balancing overhaul for the entire gear stats system.

Coinciding with the end of Season One, a new title update (Update 1.06) was released on Windows PC to improve network stability while introducing new gameplay changes and hero balancing. The update is planned to release on consoles very shortly. For Honor will continue to be supported post-launch with additional content and consistent gameplay balancing updates.

Dead Island Definitive Collection is out now

Techland’s Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide, published by Deep Silver, are now out for Xbox One. Furthermore, buy the Definitive Collection and you’ll get both aforementioned titles and the new Dead Island Retro Revenge for free.

These remastered versions include all previously released DLC, and are running on Techland’s next generation engine, affording them higher quality textures, a new and improved lighting system, physically based shading, image enhancement through anti-aliasing, improved game models and geometry, motion blur and ambient occlusion effects, and an updated user interface.

Furthermore, the classic four player online coop experience returns, alongside the fan favourite PC mod One Punch Mode.

You can check out the launch trailer below:

Dead Island Retro Revenge isn’t released until August but will feature classic side-scrolling/endless runner action, melee-based combat, leaderboards, power-ups, super attacks and a combo system.