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Who's ready to go on a prison break? Ubisoft announced earlier today that Far Cry 4's newest DLC pack, "Escape From Durgresh Prison", will be available for download on January 13th and will include racing across Kyrat to finish challenges and recover lost weapons, as well as upgrade armor and weapons in both single player and multiplayer mode. The most interesting inclusion in this DLC pack is the permanent death system, meaning if you die in the mission you will have to start from the very beginning of it.

Escape From Durgresh Prison was previously announced as part of Far Cry 4's Season Pass, and the Pass includes the exclusive DLC The Syringe, as well as giving buyers access to multiple add on missions. The Far Cry 4 Season Pass is priced at $30, but you can still pick up Escape From Durgresh Prision for $10. 

Numerous amounts of bugs and glitches were found in Assassin's Creed Unity, and Ubisoft has made and fulfilled their offer of giving away a free Ubisoft game to eligible players of the newest game in the franchise. If you bought Assassin's Creed Unity and the Seasons Pass before November 25th, you will be able to redeem a free game of one of many popular Ubisoft games to be released this year. 

Click the jump to find out more on this offer! 

Halo: The Master Chief Collection has had a disastrous launch, to say the least. With server lock-ups, matchmaking wait times up to 10 minutes, and glitches in pretty much every facet of the experience, many fans are rightfully bothered. Regardless of the quality and content of the seemingly endless patches, the botched launch has left a bitter feeling in many a Halo fan's heart. Luckily for gamers, though, it seems as if 343i is finally making amends.

Among a few other major bonuses for players who have been playing The Master Chief Collection since launch day (including 1 month of Xbox Live Gold and exclusive in-game cosmetics), they're also getting Halo 3: ODST updated in 1080p and 60 FPS for free this spring. Hit the jump to discover some more information!

One of the best things to come out of E3 this year was the announcement of Nintendo's new IP, a co-op based third-person shooter named Splatoon. While not much is known about the game, more information should be released about it during a new event during Tokyo Game Party 2015. Click the jump to find out more on this event! 

Recently, former head of indie game development at Nintendo, Dan Adelman, had an interview where he discussed a wide range of topics, including the issue of region locking games and how Nintendo could improve indie development going forward.

He stated that he had talked to the president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aimé, about how they could change the whole region locking practice often employed by Nintendo and also gave several insights into how the company could address the future of indie game development at Nintendo.

Read more after the jump!

GameSpot recently sat down for an interview with Nintendo's legendary composer in residence, Koji Kondo. Widely known for scoring a wealth of soundtracks for a multitude of Nintendo series, including (but not limited to) Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda, Kondo was asked if he'd ever considered creating music outside of the video game industry. "Well, my music is game music," he replied, "I don't know that I can separate those two."

Follow the jump for more quotations from Kondo.

PlayStation 4 is only a year old, but Sony is already starting to ponder the future of the brand. Earlier this year they launched a cloud-based gaming service called PlayStation Now, and they have a three-pronged plan to improve it going into next year. Some within the company see PlayStation Now as the future of the brand and predict a console-free future, but others believe that consoles are here to stay.

Sony Computer Entertainment Executive Vice President Masayasu Ito appears to be undecided on the matter, revealing in a recent interview that PlayStation 5 will happen, but it might be cloud-based rather than console-based. Hit the jump for his quote!

The list of games released by Nintendo this year is impressive, featuring top-rated titles like Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Bayonnetta 2, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and many more. Nintendo has been polling players via Club Nintendo to find out what the fan-favorites from the year were. With over 600,000 votes in hand, Nintendo has put together a video showcasing some of the top-ranked games, along with comments from Club Nintendo members praising their favorites. Hit the jump to check it out!

Tak Fujii, who has been at Konami since 1997, is leaving the company. Fujii started off as a sound director before becoming an associate producer and eventually a manager and producer for the company, and he made a bit of a name for himself online after his 2010 E3 presentation of Ninety Nine Nights II. The veteran said via Twitter, "It's been great 20 years of creation. Thanks for all who supported, loved my titles. Farewell and may the extreeeeemeness be with KONAMI" regarding his leaving. His plans for the future seem nebulous at present, but he has been active on Twitter to keep in touch.

More after the jump.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Miyamoto discussed the recent Sony leak which unveiled that a new animated Mario movie was supposedly in the works. Miyamoto expressed that this was nothing new, as people have been pitching ideas for over 20 years. "It's not very unusual, and it's something we've been doing for a very long time," Miyamoto stated. He also implied that nothing was in the works, but that doesn't mean nothing will ever come out of Sony's efforts.

Head inside to see what he said!