Welcome to this week’s gaming news recaps! E3 is nearly here, and we’ll have plenty of coverage next week! But for now, read on to find out the last minute news before the press conferences kick off in L.A. next week.

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WD_S_PILLS_CONSPIRACY3_1401953516Watch Dogs Conspiracy! Trip Now Available
Ubisoft have announced that the first piece of downloadable content for the open-world action-adventure game Watch Dogs, is now available. Players can now experience the new digital trip called “Conspiracy!” which will have you hunting down cyborgs in a mind-bending alternate game universe.

The new downloadable content is available to all players at the stand alone price of $4.99, though players can also still purchase Conspiracy! as part of the Watch Dogs season pass for $19.99. The season pass, grants players one week of early access to Watch Dogs add-on content, including the upcoming Single Player Story and Singer Player Missions, outfits and weapons. More information on the Watch Dogs season pass can be found at Ubisoft’s website.

Tetris UltimateTetris Ultimate Coming To Next Gen And PC
Tetris is celebrating its 30th anniversary by releasing a new game, Tetris Ultimate, which will make its digital download debut on Xbox One and Playstation 4 in the summer, and in the fall for PC. The game offers new and exciting modes, fun features and unique visuals and allows 1-4 players the opportunity to face off in six different game modes: Marathon, Endless, Ultra, Sprint, Battle and Power-up battle. Alexey Pajitnov, the creator of Tetris; Henk Rogers, managing director of The Tetris Company; and Maya Rogers, president and CEO of Blue Planet Software will be at the Ubisoft booth at E3 next week to showcase Tetris Ultimate and sign autographs. In addition, the game will also be playable at Ubisoft’s Uplay lounge in The Standard Hotel for the duration of E3.

Capcom Pro TourCapcom Confirms New Titles For E3 Lineup
On Thursday, Capcom announced new titles for its upcoming lineup, and confirmed its roster of playable titles to be shown at this years E3 Expo. Announced titles include the PC version of the critically acclaimed Dead Rising 3, strategic action game Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on iOS devices, the debut for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS, and classic investigation title Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, which will be available through the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. The highly anticipated Ultra Street Fighter IV has also been announced for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and boasts a final character count of 44, and six new battle environments.

All the above games will be playable at Capcom’s booth at the LA Convention Center next week. E3 will also serve as as one of the 16 ranking events in the Capcom Pro Tour. Players from across the globe battle will battle for the chance to compete in the year-end Capcom Cup event.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallTheatrhythm Raises Curtain on E3 Release Trailer
In anticipation for E3 next week, Square Enix have released a new trailer for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call. The trailer includes five acts that highlight some of the games unique features like its rhythmic RPG game play and cameo appearances from over 60 adorable miniaturized characters and monsters in the game. Like its predecessor, Curtain Call combines the hallmark Final Fantasy role playing elements with new content such as a versus mode, but now players can now compete head-to-head with local friends via the Nintendo Network. The game also features 221 songs and more than 60 playable characters from the Final Fantasy franchise including Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and the latest release installment: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call will be available on the September 16th for $39.99 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system. Check out the E3 trailer below and keep it locked with The G.A.M.E.S. Blog for E3 coverage this coming week!

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