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Friday, 22 December 2017

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL Now Live on Nintendo Switch


Watford, United Kingdom, December 21st, 2017: Wired Productions, an established videogames publisher and developer, and Kukouri Mobile Entertainment are pleased to confirm that twin-stick action classic Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is now deployed on the Nintendo E-Shop in both the USA and Europe (SRP: £9.99/€12.99/$12.99).

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL allows perspective soldiers to make full use of the Nintendo Switch’s touch screen, or use the Joy-Con controllers or Pro-Controller for classic twin stick control, as they:

Relive the original campaigns from Tiny Troopers & Tiny Troopers 2: Spec Ops with over 60 action-packed missions

Brainsssssss! Fight for your life through 8 Zombie Campaign missions, 4 fast paced undead wave maps & zombie survival mode

Push your miniature militia to the edge with Ultra-Hardcore difficulty

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops XL is an epic bite-sized arcade shooter, filled to the brim with action-packed mini maps of mayhem! Take control of your tiny troopers as you battle evil adversaries from around the world with a multitude of weapons.
Recruit specialist mercenaries such as Medics, Machine Gunners and the Elite Delta Force to subdue enemy insurgents! Collect medals, dog tags, intel and more during the course of each mission to ensure victory.

To mark the release an action packed new trailer has been produced:


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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Lineage 2: Revolution announces year-end in-game events for the holiday season


Seoul, Korea – 21st December, 2017 - Netmarble Games Corp., the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia, has announced two year-end in-game events for its recently launched MMORPG Lineage 2 Revolution. Both events, Treasure Box Event and New Year Letter Collection Event, will run from 08:00 GMT on 20th December, 2017 to 07:59 GMT on 4th January, 2018.

 Treasure Box Event - In this event, treasure boxes will be placed throughout the fields of Lineage 2: Revolution. As players adventure out and find treasure boxes, they can claim various kinds of items depending on the type and the location of the treasure boxes. There are three types of treasure boxes: Regular Treasure Box (produced in all fields), Silver Treasure Box (produced in all fields and in the extraction pit), and Gold Treasure Box (produced in all fields and in the extraction pit). Rewards for finding the treasure boxes include: Adena, Soul Shots, letters for the ‘Letter Collection Event’ described below, Christmas tree badge, Rudolf badge, Santa Claus badge, and more.

New Year Letter Collection Event - By completing various in-game contents, players can collect alphabet letters which could then be made into letter combinations that make certain words. Six letter combinations include HAPPY, NEW, YEAR, RUDOLPH, HOLIDAY and SANTACLAUS. For example, if players collect 5 letters, ‘H’, ‘A’, ‘P’, ‘P’, ‘Y’ that forms the word “HAPPY,” players can exchange them for rewards. Letter combinations and its corresponding rewards are outlined below:

Ÿ   HAPPY – 10,000 Adena
Ÿ   NEW – 2 Recovery Consumable Box
Ÿ   YEAR – 300 Soul Shots
Ÿ   RUDOLPH – 1 Elixir Essence Bundle
Ÿ   HOLIDAY –Equipment & Mount Equipment Enhance Scroll Box (One item from Mount Pet Equipment Enhance Scroll, Weapon Enhance Scroll, Armor Enhance Scroll, or Accessory Enhance Scroll will be randomly rewarded).
Ÿ   SANTACLAUS – 1 Blessed Scroll Selection Box

Additionally, if all Christmas badges are acquired, players will receive ‘Holiday Gift Stocking’ as a reward, which contains all the rewards included in the New Year Letter Collection Event (equivalent to collecting ALL letter combinations).

“With these in-game events, our goal is to provide some new and different in-game content for players to enjoy over the holidays,” said Netmarble’s Chief Global Officer Seungwon Lee. “We’ve been seeing a great response since launch, and are excited to see how the community interacts with these two events.”

Lineage 2: Revolution is available worldwide on the App Store® and Google Play™.

For more information on Lineage 2: Revolution, please visit the website at http://l2.netmarble.com


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Picaresque and Fish Eagle announce release date for Nantucket – a seafaring strategy game based on Moby Dick


Turin, December 19th, 2017: Picaresque Studio, an experienced Italian developer, is delighted to announce a partnership with Fish Eagle, to publish Nantucket, a seafaring strategy game based on Moby Dick, due for launch on January 18th 2018.

Set in the golden era of American whaling in the early 19th century, Nantucket takes place shortly after the events in the Pequod, where Captain Ahab and his crew lost their lives to Moby Dick. As Ishmael, the sole survivor of the Pequod, you’ll explore the seven seas, captain your ship, fight pirates and hunt whales, whilst on the lookout for your old foe, Moby Dick, in search of the ultimate redemption.

The announcement trailer is available to watch now:


Nantucket is a game like no other, and explores the fiction of the time in a detailed world to explore, manage and conquer, including:

EXPLORE THE SEVEN SEAS: Set sail around the world, visit cities, and increase your prestige by hunting whales, landing jobs, and searching for new adventures.
BE THE CAPTAIN YOU WANT TO BE: Develop your character in true RPG fashion, by increasing your stats, choosing your reactions, and developing your seafaring skills.

MANAGE YOUR SHIP AND CREW: Hire and manage your crew, give them tasks on your ship, and improve your ship with new compartments, expanding your ship’s capabilities.

EXPERIENCE THE GOLDEN AGE OF WHALING: Experience more than a thousand unique events tailored around your choices and face the consequences of your actions.

HUNT WHALES AND FIGHT PIRATES: Discover new whaling areas, hunt whales for blubber, and protect your ship from pirates using a turn-based combat system.

CHASE AFTER MOBY DICK: Follow an original storyline and complete quests to unveil the secrets behind Moby Dick and dissolve Ahab’s curse.

Marco Mantoan, Designer, Picaresque Studio commented, “Since the original Steam Greenlight, we’ve been developing a game we feel is unique in its setting, a love letter to Moby Dick and the strategy genre.” He continued, “We’re excited to be working with Fish Eagle, utilising its international expertise to help us bring Nantucket to more fans around the world.”

Richard Benn, Managing Director, Fish Eagle said, “When finding partners, we chose the partners that have a great concept, and Nantucket stands apart in the genre. Picaresque Studio’s drive and passion has delivered a game they can be proud of, which will feel fresh for strategy fans, and deliver a truly unique experience.”

Nantucket is available to add to your wish list now: http://store.steampowered.com/app/621220

Nantucket releases on January 18th 2018 on Steam and other leading PC storefronts.

To learn more about Nantucket, please visit the official webpage: http://www.picaresquestudio.com/nantucketgame/

For more information on Fish Eagle, please visit http://www.fisheagle.com.pt

Content Drop #2 ‘Gun Silencer’ Out Now for Dying Light


December 19, 2017 – Wroclaw, Poland / Techland, a leading developer and publisher of videogames today announced that the Gun Silencer is now available as part of a year-long commitment to release ten free DLC packs in the ever-evolving Dying Light universe. The new free content drop is 100% community-inspired.

Thanks to Drop #2 players will be able use the Gun Silencer with both the German and the American 9mm pistols, and avoid attracting virals – a helpful edge, especially at night. It doesn’t break, but it does require a special kind of ammo. The blueprints can be collected at the quartermaster’s, after updating the game. Tymon Smektala, the game’s Producer, explains the details in the video link, below:


Drop #2 is available now for PC and current generation consoles.

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition - Launch Trailer


Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition will include the critically acclaimed original release along with all three pieces of add-on content, in one ultimate horror package.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard Gold Edition will include all the contents from the critically acclaimed release earlier this year along with all three pieces of downloadable add-on content, in one ultimate horror package. These previously released DLC packs - Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2 will be included as well as the upcoming third DLC release End of Zoe. Capcom have also confirmed that the delayed Not a Hero DLC content will be available to download for free for owners of any version of Resident Evil 7 biohazard on 12th December 2017.

End of Zoe is a shocking instalment of the Resident Evil 7 biohazard saga where players discover what Zoe's fate will be. Players will face off against new enemies and explore new swamp filled areas.

The free Not a Hero DLC sees the return of Resident Evil fan favourite and veteran BSAA soldier Chris Redfield. Taking place after the horrific events that befell Ethan Winters in Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Not a Hero brings a brand new experience playing as Chris to face new threats not met in the main game. As a member of New Umbrella, Chris and team quickly set up a strategy to counter this latest threat. Will Chris once again solve the mystery of this latest outbreak and make it out of the plantation's dungeons alive?

Buy Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition (Xbox One) from Amazon

Fallout 4 VR reviewed by Dan Stapleton on PC with HTC Vive.


Fallout 4, the legendary post-apocalyptic adventure from Bethesda Game Studios and winner of more than 200 ‘Best Of’ awards, including the DICE and BAFTA Game of the Year, finally comes in its entirety to VR. Fallout 4 VR includes the complete core game with all-new combat, crafting, and building systems fully reimagined for virtual reality. The freedom of exploring the wasteland comes alive like never before. As the sole survivor of Vault 111, you enter a world destroyed by nuclear war. Every second is a fight for survival, and every choice is yours. Only you can rebuild and determine the fate of the Wasteland. Welcome home.

Buy from Amazon using the link below (opens in a new window)
Fallout 4 (VR) - PC DVD

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Asmodee Digital's Talisman: Digital Edition expansion 'The Harbinger' out now on Steam iOS and Android


Thursday 14th December, 2017: Today Nomad Games and Asmodee Digital unleash the apocalypse, otherwise known as the Harbinger.

This couldn’t be more devastating for the characters on the Talisman: Digital Edition board. The Harbinger is the bearer of an ancient prophecy who has arrived to foretell the end of the world.

This new expansion rains fire down from the sky, the ocean envelops the land and the darkness breeds demons, whilst the undead rise from their graves.


Utter annihilation is imminent, and so this is not for the faint hearted. Choose your character carefully, as only the bravest and most skilful will survive, providing your luck prevails … this is Talisman after all!

The newest expansion for Talisman: Digital Edition is available on Steam, iOS and Android. There are a host of new adventure cards, spells and terrain cards, as well as 32 Omen cards, two alternative endings and three new characters.

“We’re really pleased to launch the Harbinger, our first expansion in partnership with Asmodee Digital,” said Don Whiteford, MD Nomad Games.” This is the third major Talisman: Digital Edition expansion to be released this year and we know fans won’t be disappointed with the catastrophic twists the Harbinger brings. So, shut yourself in this Christmas and prepare to face the end of the world!”

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Eighteen Competition nominees and eight additional speakers announced for Ludicious - Zürich Game Festival in January


Zürich, Switzerland – 13 December 2017 – A short list of 18 games have today been announced for the Ludicious Awards 2018. The list highlights the very best creative talent from a diverse selection of international studios and student developer teams. The nominees all hope to win a share of the impressive 12’000 EUR offered in collective prize money.

“263 games from 47 countries were submitted to the competition this year,” said the festival’s Artistic and Conference Director Tobias Kopka. “What we asked for, and found, are the most exciting, creative and original new games on any platform. In particular this year, we encouraged developers to submit projects which contain a strong innovative aspect. This could be in any area; from the game mechanic through to the narrative, or even business model.”

The nominees and award categories are as follows:

The Innovation in Game Award (international studios or developers, 8’000 EUR prize)
  • Around Mars (Iran)
  • Blind Drive (Israel)
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys (Spain)
  • Everything is going to be OK (USA)
  • Figment (Denmark)
  • Hitchhiker (Germany)
  • Orwell (Germany
  • Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder (Chile)
  • The Almost Gone (Belgium)
  • The Sexy Brutale (UK)
  • Vignettes (France)
  • Witchball (USA)

The Emerging Talent Award (international students or university teams, 4’000 EUR prize)
  • Isometric Epilepsy (Cologne Game Lab, Germany)
  • Letters (Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland)
  • Seek Etyliv (Queen Mary's University of London, UK)
  • Shadow Seeker (AZAD University South Tehran Branch, Iran)
  • SHIRO (School of Art and Design Kassel, Germany)
  • Tell Me What You See (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Last year’s Ludicious winner was Reigns by François Alliot, aka Nerial. Published by Devolver Digital, Reigns has now sold in excess of 1.8 million copies.
The winners will be announced on January 19, 2018 at the Ludicious & SGDA Awards Night, where the SGDA (Swiss Game Developers Association) will also announce the winners of its Swiss Game Awards.

New speakers added to the conference line-up

Ludicious has also published the name of eight additional speakers joining the conference line-up of Switzerland’s most important gaming event: Lauren Cason(ustwogames, Monument Valley 2, best Mobile Game at the 2017 Game Awards), Chris Bourassa (Red Hook Studios), Jeff Tangsoc (Power Up Audio), Menno van Pelt-Deen (Lapp, Dutch Game Garden), Morten Brunbjerg (Writer), Vlad Micu (VG Visionary), Ste Curran (One Life Left) and Philomena Schwab (Stray Fawn Studios, Zürich).

So far twenty speakers have been announced. They include:
  • Alden Kroll, who has been a designer at Valve for over 12 years, working on Steam as well as on games such as Team Fortress 2Portal, and Left 4 Dead. Alden currently works as a designer on the Steam store, the Steam publishing tools, and various community features such as Steam Workshop.
  • Callum Underwood is in charge of signing new games at the Swedish developer Raw Fury.
  • Daniel Dociu who is currently overseeing visual development across all development teams under the Amazon Game Studios umbrella.
  • Dhaunae de Vir who is Business Development Manager for White Wolf Entertainment (Vampire: The Masquerade), a brand evangelist, a videogames ambassador, and an eSports consultant.
  • Julie Heyde & Horatiu Roman who are known in the gaming industry for their game jams and VR games as VRUnicorns.
  • Kate Edwards who is CEO and principal consultant of Geogrify, and the former Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).
  • Patryk Grzeszczuk who as a Marketing Director at 11 bit studios has been responsible for developing marketing/advertising strategies for This War of Mine,Beat Cop, and Frostpunk.

Further information can be found on the official Ludicious website at www.ludicious.ch/conference2018. The complete speaker list of Ludicious 2018 will be published before the end of this year. The Ludicious festival will take place from 18 - 21 January 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland, and offers its visitors a extended weekend packed with talks, games, networking opportunities and much more. Tickets are now available at http://www.ludicious.ch/tickets

Lineage 2: Revolution gets first major update with real-time, massive PvP battle gameplay modes TS


Seoul, Korea – 13th December, 2017… Netmarble Games Corp., the fastest-growing mobile game company worldwide, released its first major update for its hit mobile MMORPG Lineage 2: Revolution, since its North America and Europe launch last month. The update includes the much-anticipated Fortress Siege, Open Siege, as well as three new servers opening. The updates will offer fresh and new ways to strategize and level up within the game.

Check out the YouTube link for the trailer, below:


Fortress Siege, held every Friday from 19:30 – 20:00 GMT, will allow players to enter a real-time, massive PvP battle between two clans. Up to 100 players, 50 in each clan, will enter the siege in attempt to be the first to “imprint” onto their opponents’ Holy Artefact and be crowned the winner. Clans that wish to participate must first successfully bid on a desired fortress, and then enter the battle against the clan that’s defending the fortress. Bidding for the fortresses is held from 00:00 – 19:00 GMT every Thursday. All participants, regardless of outcome, will win Adena, EXP, and Proof of Blood, and the winning clan will win bonus rewards, including red diamonds and buffs for the in-game characters and freshly won fortress.

Open Siege, held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 19:30 – 20:00 GMT, invites players above level 11 to participate in this smaller scale 30v.30 battle which gives newcomers a taste of the grander Fortress Siege. All participants will have equal combat power and level, but are given the choice of any class and race in the Open Siege. Players can enter on their own, or for a party up to five. Similar to Fortress Siege, the team that “imprints” on their opponent’s Holy Artefacts wins. Players receive rewards based on the results of the match or their personal contribution.

In celebration of the Open Siege update, the schedule for Open Siege will be adjusted for the first week of the update: A total of five Open Siege will be held – Wednesday (December 13) and Saturday (December 16) on the first week, and Tuesday (December 19), Thursday (December 21), and Saturday (December 23) on the second week. Schedule will resume to every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from the following week. (Schedule is subject to change with notice).

Along with the major content update, three new servers, including Kruma 05, Kenrauhel 07, and Deforge 06 will be opened in North America and Europe, in an effort to enhance server traffic in existing servers. New players to the game can now join the new server to enjoy the game seamlessly and challenge for the top ranks.

Additional updates include The Fortress Conquer Shop and more gameplay improvements.

“With the game now available in over 54 countries we are eager to see how new players experience the new features that have been available to players in Asia,” said Netmarble’s Chief Global Officer Seungwon Lee. “The Fortress Siege is an important gameplay feature of Lineage 2: Revolution, and we hope players are excited to test out the massive scale battles that were once unheard of for mobile devices.”

Lineage 2: Revolution is available worldwide on the App Store® and Google Play™.

For more information on Lineage 2: Revolution, please visit the website at http://l2.netmarble.com


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Asmodee Digital, Fantasy Flight Interactive to Adapt The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game for PC

ROSEVILLE, Minnesota - Dec. 9, 2017 – Asmodee Digital and Fantasy Flight Interactive today announced they are partnering to bring The Lord of the Rings™: The Card Game to PC, as a digitally optimized adaption of the best-selling Living Card Game® from Fantasy Flight Games.


Fantasy Flight Games revolutionized tabletop card games with the highly successful The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. As a Living Card Game, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game relied on a fixed distribution of cards to remove randomness from the purchase model and brought players deeper into The Lord of the Rings universe with a focus on immersive, narrative-driven experiences. Now, Fantasy Flight Interactive brings that same philosophy to the digital card game market with The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game—a completely unique digital card game with a non-randomized approach to card purchasing and a focus on cooperative, story-based gameplay.


"The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game takes what fans love about the physical card game—adventure, lore, and a chance to play using powerful characters and artifacts—and adapts it for an entirely unique interactive experience on the PC," said Tim Gerritsen, Head of Fantasy Flight Interactive. "For those unfamiliar with the card game, the digital adaptation invites players to become a part of the fantastical world J.R.R. Tolkien created and embark on new adventures."


As a single-player experience, The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game tasks players with leading a team of three heroes through a series of narrative campaigns across Middle-earth as they face off against the dark forces of Sauron, controlled by the computer. Players will forge their own fellowships and build decks comprised of ally, event, and equipment cards to face challenges that test their willpower, knowledge, tactics and leadership. In the future, The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game will be expanded to support co-op play, allowing two players to bring their fellowships together and fight through quests side-by-side!


See the announcement trailer:

https://youtu.be/AxaMLfI444Q


The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game will launch first into Early Access via Steam, as a single-player-only game in the coming months. The game will be launched as a full free-to-play release in 2018

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Dying Light: Bad Blood | Techland Announces a New PvP Expansion


December 7th, 2017 - Wroclaw, Poland / As a response to numerous fan requests for a Player-vs-Player approach to Dying Light, and the recent popularity of the battle royale genre among the survival horror fans, today Techland unveiled its new standalone expansion - Dying Light: Bad Blood. While retaining the core of what made people fall in love with Dying Light in the first place, Bad Blood will offer violent and dynamic online matches that blend PvP and PvE styles of gameplay.

“Our aim is both to satisfy players’ demands for competitive PvP gameplay and to explore new directions for Dying Light’s multiplayer experience,” said Tymon Smektala, Producer at Techland. “Since Bad Blood was inspired by fan requests, we want player feedback to be an integral part of our development. That's why we’re inviting Dying Light fans to take part in our Global Playtest. They can play the expansion early and share their thoughts, knowing their feedback will have a major influence on Bad Blood's development.”

Global Playtest is a closed online event that allows selected players to try out Dying Light: Bad Blood before its release. PC players can register for the playtest now.

To join the Global Playtest sign up and complete the survey at:
http://bit.ly/Dying_Light_Bad_Blood

Dying Light: Bad Blood will be launched as a standalone PvP expansion in 2018. All supported platforms for the full release will be announced at a later date.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A Beautiful New Version of Iconic Abstract Strategy Game, Abalone Available Now on iOS, Android and Steam


PARIS - December. 6, 2017 - Asmodee Digital today announced the launch of a major update to Abalone, an abstract, two-player marble game loosely inspired by sumo wrestling. In Abalone, players are challenged to push six of their opponent’s 14 marbles off the edge of the board. Only a longer line of marbles can push a shorter one, and with six sides flanking each game piece, players will have to toe the delicate line between defensive and offensive play to come out on top. The new version of Abalone is available now on iOS, Android and Steam for Windows PC.

Get a glimpse of the new version of Abalone in the launch trailer here:


Players seeking a challenge can face off against other Abalone masters in online multiplayer, and for those who prefer to maintain the more tactile, personal feel of face-to-face tabletop gaming, Abalone provides a local pass-and-play multiplayer mode.

Main features:

• Solo:
- Three levels of difficulty against the AI (Easy, Medium, Hard)
- Solo campaign with unique challenges
- Game mode lets you create your own game, your own rules, and place the first marbles

• Multiplayer:
- Pass & Play Mode
- Online Mode

• Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch

You can find the new Abalone today on the App Store ($2.99), Google Play ($2.99), and Steam ($4.99).


Friday, 1 December 2017

Asmodee Digital Brings Competitive Misery to Steam with Gloom, Coming March 2018


PARIS – Nov. 30, 2017 – Asmodee Digital today announced their partnership with Sky Ship Studios to produce the digital release of Gloom, the deck-building game that challenges its players to outmatch their opponents in depressive spectacle, vying to undergo the most miserable mishaps while sabotaging the competition with happy occasions. Gloom will slouch onto Steam in March 2018. The game will be available on tablet platforms later next year.

Partnering with Asmodee will allow Sky Ship to flesh out a slew of desolate new digital content for their PC launch:

Friends List: Asmodee knows that misery loves company, so they’ve enabled players to build a list of friends within the Gloom platform and chat with prospective opponents before a session
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Single Player: Misanthropes who prefer to languish alone can compete against bots

Immediate Bot Replacement: When online players grow too sad to go on, Gloom will instantaneously swap in AI opponents

Karma System: Gloom will use Asmodee Digital’s Karma system to reward good behaviour (not leaving games in the middle of a match, etc.), allowing players to set a minimum Karma requirement for players joining their match

Cross Platform Play (Coming Soon): With cross-platform compatibility between devices, Gloom players will be able to suffer on any system when the game expands to tablets in 2018


Retro-Bit® Europe Leads the Retro Revival, Publishing Multi Cartridges Packed with Classic Games and Exclusive Collectibles


Karlstad, Sweden – November 30th, 2017 – For retro gaming fans looking to build their collection in one easy step, Retro-Bit® Europe has provided the perfect solution - Multi-Cartridges!  Retro-Bit Europe has partnered up with legendary game publishers Data East and Jaleco to release new cartridges loaded with officially licensed popular games. Available in time for the holidays this December, each cartridge is compatible with the original SNES®, NES® and the Super Retro® Trio Plus console. In addition, the range of cartridges are all PAL versions, fully compatible with official and third-party PAL consoles. Cartridges are accompanied with an exclusive button and sticker set along with a collectible retail box, full colour instruction manual and protective hard dust cover**.

Retro-Bit Europe’s smash-hit line-up includes:


Data East All-Star Collection
Enjoy some of the very best games from the Data East library with the All Star Collection cartridge. Published by Retro-Bit® Europe for your NES® or Super Retro® Trio Plus consoles, this 5-in-1 cart compiles a must have list of retro classics.

Games Included:

•Ring King
•Bad Dudes™
•Side Pocket
•BurgerTime®
•Buggy Popper

Data East Classic Collection

The Classic Collection from Data East brings you a brand new 5-in-1 cartridge for your original or 3rd party SNES® console, as well as the Super Retro® Trio Plus. Published by Retro-Bit® Europe with the gamer in mind. Stop searching, sit back, and enjoy these classics on one cartridge.

Games Included:

•Fighter’s History™
•Fighter’s History™ Mizoguchi
•Magical Drop®
•Magical Drop™ 2
•Super Side Pocket



Data East Joe & Mac: Ultimate Caveman Collection

All 3 smash hits in 1 compilation for the first time! Includes all 3 Super Nintendo® / Super Famicom Joe & Mac games - Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja, Congo’s Caper™ (Joe & Mac Sequel) and Joe & Mac™ 3: Lost in the Tropics. Joe & Mac™ will bring you back in time! Relive the adventure as you travel every nostalgic level and battle enemies along the path.

Games Included:

•Joe & Mac™
•Congo’s Caper™
•Joe & Mac™ 2: Lost in the Tropics


Jaleco Brawler’s Pack

Test your might with the new Jaleco Brawler’s Pack, featuring 4 side scrolling beat-em-ups on one cartridge. Published by Retro-Bit® Europe and compatible with all original or 3rd party SNES® consoles, as well as the Super Retro® Trio Plus.

Games Included:

•Rival Turf
•Brawl Brothers
•Rushing Beat Shura
•Tuff E Nuff

Ali Manzuri, Product Development Manager for Game Outlet commented, “We’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response from the announcement of the Super Retro Trio® Plus console, designed specifically for European gamers. The new collection of Retro-Bit® Europe multi-cartridges offer staggering value and instant retro action, unsurpassed by mere emulation and complete with exclusive collectibles that any retro gaming fan can appreciate. We are excited about this amazing collaboration with Data East and Jaleco and look forward to bringing these classics to Europe in time for the Holidays.

The multi-cart collection compliments the entire retro-gaming experience. Retro-Bit® Europe continues to make great strides to bridge the gap between gamers past and present.

The new range of Multi Cartridges are available for pre-order today at Amazon.co.uk and from other leading retailers.

For more information visit: www.retro-bit.com and www.gameoutlet.se and follow Retro-Bit on Facebook, and Twitter.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Nosebleed Interactive’s Narcissistic Cult favourite Vostok Inc. Available December 7th on Nintendo Switch


Watford, United Kingdom, November 28, 2017: Wired Productions, an established computer gamespublisher, in partnership with Nosebleed Interactive, are delighted to announce cult favourite, Vostok Inc.,will release on December 7th for Nintendo Switch™.

To celebrate the announcement, Wired Productions have released a brand-new trailer

https://youtu.be/6-78kpLWczY (PEGI)
https://youtu.be/W2CRAhlnSCQ (ESRB)

Featuring Pluto as a Nintendo Switch exclusive Planet, Vostok Inc. offers the same maddeningly-addictive gameplay, frenetic twin-stick shooting action, and a downright disgusting quest for self-enrichment that brought Vostok Inc. so much adoration from players throughout the solar system.

In Vostok Inc., you play as a corrupt, narcissistic yuppie, hell-bent on raking in as much money as possible in a greed-driven, twin-stick shooter without a conscience. As the newly-appointed CEO of Vostok Inc., you have one goal: to become filthy, stinking rich. Piloting your very own ship, explore and exploit more than 40 planets across six different solar systems in your quest to earn ludicrous amounts of MOOLAH!

Start by landing on any planet to begin colonization, build factories, and rake in the big bucks. Once the filthy lucre starts flowing, you'll be able to upgrade your ship's weapons and augmentations. Increase profits even further by finding and recruiting managers, consultants, and executives scattered throughout the galaxy.
Andreas Firnigl, Managing Director and designer at Nosebleed Interactive, commented: "Vostok Inc.  already has a cult following and we know that Nintendo Switch gamers will love it even more. On December 7th, Switch owners can travel, explore and exploit the galaxy like never before."

Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions, continued: "We're delighted to have the chance to bring Vostok Inc. to a new audience of players who will relish the chance to indulge in some inter-planetary capitalistic chaos."

Key Features:
Explore more than 40 planets over 6 solar systems.

Land on any planet to begin extracting resources.

Craft and upgrade an arsenal of 40+ diverse weapons and ship augmentations.

Collect loot from fallen enemies, bosses or environmental hazards.

Find and recruit managers, consultants, and executives scattered throughout the galaxy, and keep them happy to boost planetside production.

Play 13 minigames to unlock massive ship and weapon upgrades.

Enjoy an adaptive audio system, with music that constantly evolves as you play!
Use the same save game across a variety of devices.

Vostok Inc. Is available to pre-order from the Nintendo e-shop ahead of its launch on December 7th.


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Asmodee Digital and DUJARDIN Announce Release of New Digital Version of Famous Tabletop Game, Mille Bornes


ARIS - Nov. 23 2017 - Asmodee Digital, leader in digital board game adaptations, and DUJARDIN announced today the release of the new digital version of Mille Bornes on iOS, Android and Steam. Young and old alike can get involved, alone or in a family group, with the digital version of this legendary board game first played in French homes back in 1954! Expect crazy racing, foul play, getaways and more in this classic racing game.

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A new interactive experience
Like the board game, the goal of the digital version is to reach 1,000 miles to win. Players must use their Distance cards to advance, lay their Hazard cards to prevent their opponents from advancing, and ward off dirty tricks from other players to advance as fast as possible. In addition to cards from the physical deck, the digital interpretation has been enriched with new courses like "In the countryside" and exclusive cards incorporating alternative rules to spice up the action. Events squares allow players to double the distance travelled or slow the player down.


Travel the roads, alone or with others
Players can challenge up to three friends in the race through a turn-based mode or simply improve their driving performance by facing the AI. This mode offers different levels of difficulty for an added challenge.

Two new maps expand the original gameplay, with new landscapes and exciting surprises as players take on “In the countryside” and “Desert.”

Young and old will love to play
Intended for a younger audience, Mille Bornes is easy to play and attractive for children. The colorful graphics and fun nature of the game will allow them to identify with the different characters and each speed card is represented by a different animal. The game is designed to offer pick-up-and-play gameplay, without having to read too many instructions. The digital version also incorporates more than 20 achievements: the more the player plays, the more he gains in expertise!


Corinne Derudder, General Manager of TF1 Games, welcomes this relaunch: “After first releasing six years ago in 2011, we have made the choice to rework the game in detail to provide an enriched gaming experience. Utilizing its expertise, Asmodee Digital has helped create this new digital version, that exceeds our expectations. Parents will enjoy recognizing the familiar elements of the game, and exploring the roads of Mille Bornes with their children."

Philippe Dao, Chief Marketing Officer of Asmodee Digital, added: "The integration of a game as iconic and timeless as Mille Bornes in the Asmodee catalogue is an opportunity to show the breadth of Asmodee Digital's expertise."

So jump in your car, adjust the mirrors, and get ready to race in Mille Bornes!

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Paramount Launches its First Augmented Reality Experience Featuring Content from Transformers: The Last Knight


In conjunction with the release of the Transformers films on 4K Ultra HD,
Free Mobile App Lets Users Play as Popular BUMBLEBEE Character

App Created by Viacom NEXT using Apple® ARKit Technology
Paramount Home Media Distribution today unveiled a free augmented reality experience for iOS app users, coinciding with the release of the Transformers films: Transformers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on 4K Ultra HD. Created by Viacom’s VR team Viacom NEXT using Apple ARKit technology, the app incorporates content from the latest film in the blockbuster series, Transformers: The Last Knight.


The app overlays 3D graphics onto a user’s surrounding physical space, designed as the virtual junkyard of protagonist Cade Yeager as seen in Transformers: The Last Knight. Players control the actions of BUMBLEBEE, directing his movement while hitting, blowing up and interacting with various objects, which can be added to expand the interactive environment.

“This augmented reality experience gives fans the chance to interact with the Transformers universe in a new and exciting way,” said Howard Hsieh, Vice President, Worldwide Digital Business Development, Paramount Home Media Distribution. “The Transformers films appeal to a vast and diverse audience and we’re excited to give fans the opportunity to get in the driver’s seat and take BUMBLEBEE for a ride.”

“With ARKit, we can seamlessly bridge virtual and physical worlds to create immersive experiences that bring storytelling to life,” said Chaki Ng, Senior Vice President of Viacom NEXT. “We’re thrilled to help break this new ground at Paramount.”

The experience is free to download from the UK App Store until February 20, 2018. Users can also order Transformers: The Last Knight on 4K HDR through the app

Download the app here: http://paramnt.us/BumblebeeAR


Friday, 17 November 2017

Rearrange James Blunt’s face whilst he tells you ‘you’re beautiful’ – Music Puzzle launches worldwide


November 17th, 2017: Tagwizz, a videogame studio founded by Adrien Gimate – a veteran of the mobile gaming industry- is proud to announce the release of the musical game series Music Puzzle today.

Music Puzzle is a game where the player has to rebuild musical tracks from various parts with voices and various instruments: guitars, drums, keyboards, and even unusual ones such as congas and the tambourine. The player has to listen to the various parts and sort them in the right order. There is always the option to listen to the original song to review the progress.


Starsailor E1 - Mixing Pieces

The catalogue of songs features iconic tunes from famous international artists, including James Blunt, Star Sailor, The Pointer Sisters, Beethoven an more.
In order to succeed, the player will need to use their ears and improve their musical sensibility. Different game modes and challenges will provide hours of gameplay with iconic songs.

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The first songs available for the release are :

James Blunt – You’re beautiful – 15 puzzles – Difficulty: Intermediate
The Pointer Sisters – I’m so excited – 15 puzzles – Difficulty: Intermediate
Starsailor – Four to the Floor – 14 puzzles – Difficulty: Intermediate

To learn more about Music Puzzle, please visit the official website at www.muzicpuzzle.vg

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Nintendo Switch gains exclusive content, as Pluto is named a planet once and for all, in upcoming twin-stick shooter, Vostok Inc.


Watford, United Kingdom, November 16 2017: Pluto has today been reclassified as a planet, rather than a dwarf planet (minor planet designation 134340 Pluto). To celebrate the new status bestowed upon it by Nosebleed Interactive and Wired Productions, Pluto comes to Vostok Inc. in time for, and exclusive to, its release on Nintendo Switch.

Vostok Inc. held a press conference this afternoon where news of this planetary scale exclusive content was first shared.  http://behinduranus.com


Andreas Firnigl, Managing Director and designer at Nosebleed Interactive, commented: “Pluto has five moons. If you believe the International Astronomical Union, then they should be called dwarf planet moons. What do hundreds of international astrophysics experts and PHD graduates know. Pluto is a planet!”

Tune in to breaking Vostok Inc news at the following YouTube channels:
PEGI: https://youtu.be/TswE9qensiU
ESRB: https://youtu.be/ugofWOHEJ7E

Neil Broadhead, Communications Manager, Wired Productions, continued: “Pluto is – and always has been – a planet, and a huge part of our solar system since its discovery in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. Its heart shaped expression, first seen from across the solar system on July 13th 2015, made us fall in love with Pluto all over again. Long distance relationships do work! Whether it’s 4.4bn km or 7.4bn km away, Pluto has a place in our hearts, and now a place in our game: Vostok Inc.”

In Vostok Inc, you play as a corrupt, narcissistic yuppie hoping to make as much money as possible in a greed-driven, twin-stick shooter without a conscience. As the newly-appointed CEO of Vostok Inc., you have one goal: to become filthy, stinking rich. Piloting your very own ship, explore and exploit more than 40 planets across six different solar systems in your quest to earn ludicrous amounts of MOOLAH!

Start by landing on any planet to begin colonization, build factories and rake in the big bucks. Once the MOOLAH starts flowing, you’ll be able to upgrade your ship’s weapons and augmentations. Increase profits even further by finding and recruiting managers, consultants, and executives scattered throughout the galaxy.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

LINEAGE 2: REVOLUTION NOW AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE AND GOOGLE PLAY IN 54 COUNTRIES


Seoul, Korea - November 15, 2017 - Netmarble Games Corp., the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia, has launched its highly anticipated mobile MMORPG Lineage 2: Revolution in 54 countries across North America, Europe, Oceania and The Middle East. Leading up to today’s launch, more than 1.5 million players around the world pre-registered for Lineage 2: Revolution.

This follows the game’s incredible, ground-breaking success since it first debuted in South Korea late last year, becoming the top grossing game on Googly Play and App Store in 11 additional Asian territories. The game also launched in Japan in August and became the top grossing game on the App Store in just 18 hours. The launch of Lineage 2: Revolution introduces the largest scale multiplayer gameplay ever created for mobile to North American players.

Lineage 2: Revolution is a free-to-play mobile MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) based on the popular PC online game IP “Lineage 2,” which has entertained more than 30 million players since it first debuted. Lineage 2: Revolution stays true to its PC roots, displaying a stunning open field, raids, 200-player castle sieges, character re-designs and classes, all in a mobile environment. A fully-featured MMORPG provides seamless open-world environments, real-time 3vs3, 5vs5, 20vs20 and 50vs50 PvP battles, as well as lifelike fantasy world with dazzling graphics backed by the Unreal 4 engine.

“We are ecstatic at the rapidly increasing support we’ve seen with the Lineage 2: Revolution pre-registration and pre-download numbers,” said Netmarble’s Chief Global Officer Seungwon Lee. “Everyone at Netmarble has been gearing up for today’s launch, and we couldn’t be more excited for players around the world to finally get their hands on the game.”

Lineage 2: Revolution generated major attention from North American gamers at TwitchCon last month, where Netmarble partnered with late night host Conan O’Brien for a live broadcast from the event’s esports stage to announce the game’s launch date and help demonstrate the game’s 50v50 Fortress Siege gameplay mode. The battle featured top streamers from around the world and drew more than 1.2 million viewers on Twitch, shattering records and garnering lots of interest from gamers around the world.

To learn more about Lineage 2: Revolution, visit the official website at http://l2.netmarble.com

The game is available to play on iOS and here: itunes.apple.com
And here on Android: play.google.com/store

Saturday, 11 November 2017

REVIEW: Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition


Synopsis:
RUN. DRIVE. SURVIVE. Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition takes parkour-fueled zombie survival to a whole new level. Enjoy the definitive Dying Light experience with the brand-new Legend system, improved visuals, major gameplay enhancements, and more. This package comes with all the available bonus content, including Dying Light: The Following - a massive story-based expansion that brings mysterious characters, deadly new weapons, unexpected quests, and fully customizable and drivable dirt buggies.

Review:
When I first loaded up Dying Light, I thought it would just be another open world Zombie game, but you soon realise it is so much more than that. The parkour element takes things to a completely new level.

Of course you still get to kill zombies, but you also get to set traps, search building for items you can use to craft new weapons, and as you progress through the games, the awkwardness at the beginning soon transfers into you racing along rooftops without a care in the world, well apart from the zombies below who want to eat your brains.

The game is much deeper than you first thing and the more you player and develop your character the more you get out of it.

With the various online modes, story points, challenges and so on, this is a game you will be playing for quite a while. And although it can be quite frustrating when you first start playing, as soon as you start to build up your character, that frustration soon turns into satisfying achievement when you unlock a new weapon, or figure out how to get to the point on the map you previously couldn't figure out.

Dying Light is a great game, and with the new content drops (see below) and new additions to the game, it can only get better.

I give this game a strong 8/10

Review by Jon Donnis



Buy Dying Light The Following From Amazon Here


Latest Dying Light News:
Following its arrival on PC back in July, PS4 and Xbox One owners can now get hold of Content Drop #0, which includes a new human enemy special forces unit – a heavily-armed new faction set to cause havoc in Old Town; a new ‘Harran Military Rifle available exclusively at Gemly.com; a new Mutated Goon Zombie; and a new ‘‘Hunted” player outfit.

Now Content Drop #1 adds three truly unique weapons: the Last Wish revolver, the Kuai dagger and the Fenris axe. Launching simultaneously across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, each one of these lethal inventions has its own exclusive feature that will increase your chances of survival in the quarantine zone a bit. But first the players will have to test their skills as these three weapons are rewards for completing the new special bounties. In addition to that, Gemly.com will provide the usual exclusive set of content that will be activated throughout the week, including the “Ye Old Trusty” wrench.*

Drop #0 and Drop #1 are the first two content packs with Techland set to release nine more over the coming months. Not only that, as players and fans are encouraged to share their ideas and suggest what goes into future content drops.

Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition is now on sale - visit gemly.com for more details about all ongoing sales.


Super Mario Odyssey - Journey to Launch - Nintendo Switch



Mario and his new ally Cappy embarked on an adventure across the US to celebrate the launch of Super Mario Odyssey. The journey spanned over 3,800 miles, 74 cities, 1 gigantic mushroom and made over 200,000 people smile.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Conan O’Brien And Netmarble Partner For Lineage 2: Revolution Digital Entertainment Content TS


November 9, 2017 (Seoul, South Korea): Netmarble, the fastest growing mobile game company in Asia, has partnered with late night host Conan O’Brien to create digital entertainment content for the company’s upcoming MMORPG, Lineage 2: Revolution. The popular celebrity joined Netmarble onstage at TwitchCon 2017 in October to announce the game’s November 15, 2017 launch date and to help debut the company’s ‘30 vs. 30 Fortress Siege’ battle featuring top streamers from across the world. The event drew more than 1.2 million viewers on Twitch, shattering records and garnering lots of interest from gamers around the world. Conan will now partner with Netmarble in a two-part comedic video series for Lineage 2: Revolution leading up to its November 15th, 2017 launch.

Conan O’Brien, whose regular “Clueless Gamer” videos draw millions of viewers both on-air and online, will collaborate with Netmarble on the two-part series, which will appear online around the time of Lineage 2: Revolution’s mid-November launch. In the videos, Conan will be seen doing his part to usher in the next wave of mobile gaming, and another using Lineage 2: Revolution as a way to de-stress from his taxing life as a Hollywood celebrity. In addition, a bonus ‘behind-the-scenes’ video interview with Conan will go live the same day for fans to enjoy.

More than 1.5 million players around the world have already pre-registered for Lineage 2: Revolution. This follows the game’s incredible, ground-breaking success in Korea and Japan, where it launched late last year and earlier this summer respectively. The game will be released for iOS and Android devices in the Western markets on November 15, 2017.

Lineage 2: Revolution is a free-to-play mobile MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) based on the popular PC online IP “Lineage.” While game retains much of its PC roots with a stunning open world, unmatched PvP raid content, castle sieges, exciting customizable characters and in-depth classes, Netmarble’s newest title is in its own new class of mobile entertainment. Lineage 2: Revolution, developed using Unreal Engine 4, is unrivalled in graphic quality and technical ability, able to pitch 30 versus 30 players real-time around the world in Fortress Sieges at launch. With quests, upgradable equipment, amazing mounts and armour to strive for, and an open persistent world to explore, Netmarble Lineage 2: Revolution is the next generation of MMORPG, and it’s available November 15th, 2017.

To learn more about Lineage 2: Revolution and pre-register until November 14th for free exclusive rewards, visit the official website at http://l2.netmarble.com


Pure Farming 2018’s new trailer: Heroes of the Farm


November 9th, 2017 – Wroclaw, Poland Gomselmash, Gregoire, Mitsubishi, Skybury, McCormick are just some of the brands showcased in the new Pure Farming 2018 trailer launched by Techland Publishing and Ice Flames today.

The trailer, titled Heroes of the Farm, focuses on the realistic, high-quality depiction of some of the most powerful and exciting machines available in Pure Farming 2018

“Pure Farming 2018 is not only about many diverse locations, but also about a great fleet of fully licensed and faithfully recreated machines from around the world. Each machine in our game has been officially approved by the licensor, and the developers made sure to make the in-game experience of operating it as true to life as it gets.” - says Pawel Jawor, Brand Manager at Techland Publishing.

Visit the official Pure Farming 2018 Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with all upcoming farming announcements.

Retro-Bit® Europe Announces the Super Retro® Trio Plus, New Hardware for Classic Software, Enhanced for PAL Gamers


Forget Emulation, Play Genuine NES®, SNES® and MegaDrive Cartridges, the Way They Were Meant to be Played and in Glorious HD!

Karlstad, Sweden – November 9th, 2017 – Retro-Bit®, leader in retro consoles, controllers and video game hardware, announced today Retro-Bit® Europe, a new subsidiary bringing their state-of-the-art console hardware to European gamers. First to be released is the Super Retro® Trio Plus, a compact console capable of playing original NES®, SNES® and MegaDrive cartridges from virtually any region in glorious HD.

Available for pre-order today with shipping scheduled for December this year the Super Retro® Trio Plus features a simple region switch, bringing compatibility with genuine cartridges from NTSC/PF/NJ and, for the first time, PAL regions. This will allow players to enjoy their collection of PAL cartridges all over again, but this time via HDMI® on modern TV’s and in razer-sharp HD resolution.

Distributed throughout Europe by Game Outlet Europe (GOE Distribution), and in the UK via PQube®, the Super Retro® Trio Plus comes complete with two high-quality controllers, inspired by classic consoles and featuring no fewer than six controller ports, fully compatible with original 1st party and 3rd party controllers for all three console formats.

“Retro-Bit® has established itself as leader in retro hardware, amassing a loyal following amongst the community thanks to their unrivalled consoles, delivering superb compatibility, value for money and crisp HD images. We’re delighted that retro fans across Europe now have a console of their own to enjoy their collection of PAL cartridges,” said Ali Manzuri, Product Development Manager for Game Outlet. “The recent popularity of re-released classic consoles is positive proof of the enormous desire there is to enjoy retro entertainment, but these consoles come with a limited selection of emulated titles to enjoy. The Super Retro® Trio Plus opens up the ability to enjoy thousands of titles on modern displays and we think it will prove extremely popular across Europe this holiday season and beyond.”

The Super Retro® Trio Plus is available for pre-order today at Amazon.co.uk and from other leading retailers upon release this December 2017.

For more information visit: www.retro-bit.com and www.gameoutlet.se


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Stretch your imagination with Super Putty Squad on Nintendo Switch this November

London, United Kingdom – November 8th, 2017: System 3, one of the UK's leading independent developer/publishers, is delighted to announce the release of Super Putty Squad in November for Nintendo Switch, available from the Nintendo eShop and at retail worldwide.

Super Putty Squad sees the return of an unlikely hero, Putty, to the perfect platform, Nintendo Switch. With its specific form factor, gorgeous screen and immersive controls, Nintendo Switch is the ideal platform for Putty. If ever a console was designed for a game; Nintendo Switch and Super Putty Squad are the gameplayers dream and a compulsive combination.

Described by Mail Online as 'incredibly addictive', Super Putty Squad oozes quality through its unique design and quirky gameplay.

"Our partnership with Nintendo spans more than 30 years so we know its audience and the products that have impact among its fans. Super Putty Squad more than fits that bill, and is the first of six titles we're delighted to be bringing to Nintendo Switch," said Mark Cale, CEO, System 3. "Putty's unique style, wit and design and intuitive gameplay are a perfect fit for Nintendo Switch. Ideal for playing at home or on the go, gamers will be delighted with Super Putty Squad's flexibility."

The critically acclaimed Putty Squad first made its way to gamers screens on the Amiga in 1992 and now our hero returns as part of System 3's 35th year anniversary celebrations. Putty once again takes on a stirring quest to rescue his kidnapped friends in a reinvigorated and modern platform game that focuses on fun while losing none of its charming originality.

Super Putty Squad is released for Nintendo Switch in November 2017 at retail and online via the Nintendo eShop.