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Here's your weekly round-up of the biggest video game news stories from the past seven days, featuring leaked details regarding free Star Wars Battlefront content, Mike Tyson entering the UFC's octagon and a blocky Boris Johnson investing in the UK video game industry.
A leaked video has revealed that the first free update of 2016 for Star Wars Battlefront will include a new map and new outfits for two of its playable hero characters. The update, which is not believed to be part of the season pass, is expected to go live later in January.
Details of the update were revealed in a video shared by EA Brazil and translated by WCCFTech. According to their translation, the new map will be set on Tatooine and the new outfits will be for Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson has joined the roster of EA Sports UFC 2, despite having never fought a mixed martial arts (MMA) match. He joins the game alongside actual MMA legends, Hall of Famer Bas Rutten and Kazushi Sakuraba as a legends pack available on Day One to people who pre-order the game.
EA revealed the news in a new trailer showing Iron Mike in action in the game, with voice-overs from Rutten and UFC president Dana White hyping Tyson's ability and raw power before we see his character model landing some heavy hits.
Ukie and Film London have announced the launch of Games London in an effort to promote the UK's growing video game sector, with London Mayor Boris Johnson revealing a £1.2m investment and the first London Games Festival, to be held in April.
The London Games Festival will encompass numerous events across the city, including this year's EGX Rezzed event, the Bafta Video Game Awards and the three-day Now Play This event at Somerset House. Games London is also hoping for other, smaller events to form part of the Festival Fringe.