June's free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers will feature two types of scary experiences for gamers: zombies and high school. Sony announced Wednesday June's upcoming free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers: Killing Floor 2 and Life Is Strange. In Killing Floor 2, players must fight against waves of zombies using a variety of weapons. In either a single-player or multiplayer co-op mode, players must use teamwork to ensure they successfully clear out each zombie wave. Players can also choose character classes in each match like a medic or support specialist for added strategic planning.
Xbox Live Gold members will have medieval and zombie-based action to look forward to next month thanks to Games With Gold. Via Major Nelson, April's Games With Gold lineup is headlined by Ryse: Son Of Rome (available for the whole month) and The Walking Dead: Season 2 (available from April 16 to May 15). Xbox 360 titles, which are playable on your Xbox One via backwards compatibility, include Darksiders (available from April 1 to April 15) and Assassin's Creed: Revelations (available April 16 to April 30). Ryse: Son of Rome is a 2013 action-adventure title that focuses on third-person combat gameplay, as you play as a Roman solider who must fight to save the Roman empire. The title was also one of the original launch titles for the Xbox One.
On tap are at least four previously announced games, but there could be some room to address the future of "Assassin's Creed." The Ubisoft E3 2016 live stream begins at 1 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. EDT). After a rocky 2015 that saw the slumping sales of "Assassin's Creed" and the modest start to "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege," 2016 has been a massive success for Ubisoft. "Far Cry Primal" was a surprise hit, but it's hard to have any video game conversation without talking about "The Division," which had the biggest first week for a new game franchise, with 330 million in sales. Despite a rough patch of glitches and cheating, there's a dedicated audience for the third-person shooter.
The rumors are true: To make up for a mainline Assassin's Creed skipping this year, Ubisoft is putting the best entries in the series into one package. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection brings Assassin's Creed 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and the story's finale, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this November 15th. A post on the Ubiblog says that these are the single player campaigns and add-on packs only -- none of the multiplayer that started with Brotherhood will be present here. That's because the developer-publisher believes the "most polished and fully featured version" of the mode already exists in the form of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag's online offering, originally released in 2013. Back in 2012, Ubisoft did something similar to this and sold the Assassin's Creed: Ezio Trilogy as a PlayStation 3 exclusive.
"Tom Clancy's The Division" was the biggest launch of a new video game property ever, which helped Ubisoft report a profit for its fiscal 2015-2016, the company said Thursday. Ubisoft reported a decrease in sales but a rise in profit for its fiscal 2015-16. Sales were 1.8 billion, down 4.8 percent compared to the previous year, but the 147 million profit was up from the 128 million posted the previous year. "The Division" has amassed 9.5 million registered players since its launch on March 8. Active players are spending around three hours daily on the open world third-person shooter. Bolstering Ubisoft's earnings report was the better-than-expected release "Far Cry Primal," which had the biggest February launch.