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Formats: Xbox One (previewed) and PCDeveloper: Undead Labs
Release Date: 22nd May 2018 (18th May for Ultimate Edition)
GC: So it’s been, what? Five years since the first game?
GC: I was interested in your introduction that you said you’d addressed things that fans complained about in the original. What were those complaints, because I always find they’re very different to those from critics?
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