Air drones and lasers and horses, OH MY! Today's Destructoid show analyzes all of these topics and more, as we discuss Treyarch's latest Call of Duty reveal, DLC for Skyrim and Max Payne 3, new footage for Hitman Absolution, and more!
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Bethesda has announced the first downloadable expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It'll be called Dawnguard and it's scheduled to come to Xbox Live this Summer. No other platforms have been announced at this time, although Bethesda's usual M.O. is to release on PS3 and PC after an exclusive time period. (Jim Sterling)
As early as next week, Microsoft Stores could have a new 4GB Xbox 360 bundle with Kinect that costs a mere $99, reports The Verge. This information comes from unnamed sources, who also say that this console will include a monthly cost of $15, which customers will need to pay for two years to avoid an early termination fee. (Jordan Devore)
Rockstar has revealed their downloadable content plans for Max Payne 3, and at least seven map packs are in the works. The first one will be out in June, four additional ones are set for Summer, and two more for the Fall. Rockstar hasn't announced how much each map pack will cost, instead focusing the announcement on the Rockstar Pass. The pass will get you all the upcoming DLC packs for 2400 Microsoft Points/$29.99, a savings of 35% compared to purchasing each pack individually. (Hamza Aziz)
The worst kept secret in gaming lately is that Treyarch has been working on Call of Duty: Black Ops II. And now that we've seen it, I'm betting that it's probably quite a bit different from what anyone was expecting. Treyarch says that they didn't want to just make a sequel. They wanted to push the boundaries, knowing that they only scratched the surface of what they're capable of with Black Ops. So they took it to the future. To 2025. Get your hoverboards ready, folks. (Dale North)