Here's your weekly round-up of the biggest video game news stories from the past seven days, featuring rumblings that Bungie is to introduce yet more micro-transactions into Destiny, EA giving players the first decent idea of what to expect from the Star Wars Battlefront season pass and the first trailer for Detective Pikachu.
Bungie is putting together plans to start selling ammo packs for real world money in its hit online shooter Destiny, according to a new report. It is said that ammo packs will be sold for Silver – the in-game currency bought with real world money.
VG247's report states: "Bungie is to sell Destiny ammo packs for real money, a source familiar with the matter has confirmed to VG247. It's as yet unknown when the feature will be added to the online shooter."
EA has confirmed what is to be included in the season pass for its hit Star Wars Battlefront – confirming at least two new locations for upcoming maps as well as a string of new features, tweaks and new uses for existing maps being added in free updates.
Three of the four previously announced expansion packs were given a vague outline. Expansion one will offer new maps set on Sullust and within Jabba the Hutt's palace on Tatooine. Expansion two will be set on Bespin – presumably with maps based on Cloud City from The Empire Strikes Back. Expansion three will finally offer players maps based on the Death Star.
The Pokémon Company has announced Great Detective Pikachu for Nintendo 3DS with a trailer that would be confusing enough if it weren't also entirely in Japanese. The game, which we assume will be a mystery game, is set for release digitally in Japan on 2 February.
In the trailer we see a computer-generated Pikachu don a deerstalker hat (made famous by Sherlock Holmes) and pick up a magnifying glass to solve crimes alongside a human companion. Gameplay footage shortly follows, as well as the reveal that Pikachu will be a fully-voiced character.