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.

Destiny: Bungie to introduce ammo pack micro-transactions says game industry source

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."

Star Wars Battlefront season pass: Death Star, Cloud City and Jabba's Palace maps incoming

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.

Pokémon: Nintendo announces Detective Pikachu game for 3DS

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.

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