Gaming Update: 'Tom Clancy's The Division,' 'Black Ops III,' 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain'

'Tom Clancy's The Division' comes with a book; 'Black Ops III' brings back a popular map; and Konami releases a trailer for 'MGS-V.'

Ubisoft has announced plans to release a companion book for Tom Clancy's The Division. The Division: New York Collapse will detail one survivor's story about finding food and shelter  and reveal clues about how the whole pandemic started.

"The consequence of a pandemic on society is an interesting subject," said Ubisoft Massive managing director, David Polfeldt. "Not only does New York Collapse explore the topic of urban survival with real tips and advice, ranging from basic survival needs to catching edible game in city parks, it  also reveals enlightening information and key secrets about The Division."

The book will be released on the same date as the game, March 8. However, it is available for pre-order now via Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Ubisoft Releasing a Companion Book for Tom Clancy's The Division

Ubisoft has announced plans to release a companion book for Tom Clancy's The Division. The Division: New York Collapse will detail one survivor's story about finding food and shelter  and reveal clues about how the whole pandemic started.

"The consequence of a pandemic on society is an interesting subject," said Ubisoft Massive managing director, David Polfeldt. "Not only does New York Collapse explore the topic of urban survival with real tips and advice, ranging from basic survival needs to catching edible game in city parks, it  also reveals enlightening information and key secrets about The Division."

The book will be released on the same date as the game, March 8. However, it is available for pre-order now via Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

CoD's Nuketown Map Will Return in Black Ops III

Activision has confirmed plans to bring back the fan-favorite Nuketown Map with Black Ops  III. However, to get a download code for the map, gamers will have to pre-order the game or nab a launch copy when it hits shelves Nov. 6.

"We carefully adapted the design of the map to make sure that it fits with our new movement system, but to also make sure that we retained the spirit and the fun that made fans fall in love with it in the first place," said Treyarch exec Mark Lamia.

The map will be available exclusively for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. It will not be released for last-gen consoles.

Launch Trailer: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

In case you somehow missed it, MGS-V was released on Sept. 1 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The much-hyped game has received lots of love from critics. It has been called the "game of the year—guaranteed" by Konami marketing exec Jon Edwards (of course, he may be slightly biased). Check out the launch trailer, which was edited by Hideo Kojima himself, below.

However, there have been some issues. Many gamers have had trouble connecting to the servers that hosts the title's Forward Operating Base (FOB) multiplayer mode. Konami has already started to make changes to temporarily address the issue, including decreasing the number of missions listed and disabling the display of Win/Loss, Points, Supporting/Supporters and Heroism info.

 


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