Friday, 22 December 2017
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
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
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 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, 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.
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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!”
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Eighteen Competition nominees and eight additional speakers announced for Ludicious - Zürich Game Festival in January
- 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)
- 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)
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).
- 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 2, Portal, 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.
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
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:
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
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:
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.
- 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
- 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
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
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.
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.
•Fighter’s History™ Mizoguchi
•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.
•Joe & Mac™
•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.
•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.