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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Yoku’s Island Express - Story Trailer - Nintendo Switch


Yoku's Island Express is released 29th May 2018 Nintendo Switch!

Say hello to Yoku the Dung Beetle, a new hero who has arrived on Mokumana Island to relieve the resident pterodactyl postmaster, or Pterodactyl, as he's known, of his duties.

He's ready for the easy life, soaking up the sun and delivering parcels on a tropical paradise! However, Yoku will quickly discover that an ancient Island deity is trapped in a restless sleep, and a host of colourful, quirky islanders are plagued by quakes and storms brought forth by its nightmares.

It's all down to Yoku to traverse the island using a unique blend of pinball mechanics and open world exploration, in an amazing quest to help those in need!

Flip and bump our pint-sized protagonist around the stunning hand-painted island on your quest to rebuild the post-office and wake an old god from its deep slumber.

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

METRICMINDS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR VR FISHING GAME CATCH & RELEASE FOR THE STEAM & OCULUS STORE

Frankfurt – 24th May 2018​ ​– Internationally renowned game services company METRICMINDS GmbH & Co. KG has announced their first VR project called "Catch & Release". The game will bring its brand of meditative, relaxed virtual reality fishing to the Steam & Oculus store on June 7th, 2018.



Catch & Release is a virtual reality fishing experience like no other - It combines the inherently relaxing activity of fishing on a lake with beautiful surroundings and game mechanics that take a step back to let the player enjoy their time on a virtual fishing trip freely and without stressful distractions like timers or forced missions. The game features one of the most beautiful environments in VR, brought to life with dense nature, local fauna like geese and bears and diverse, interesting fishing spots and landscape features. The colourful art style supports the goal of immersing the player in a peaceful world free from stressful distractions that lets players decide they way they want to play the game.



Watch the announcement trailer:

https://youtu.be/prU1IKuDpVI

Players can enjoy their time in the game freely, or they can pick up missions and challenges to progress and unlock new gear and items for themselves.



Catch & Release Features:

● The Boat - Use the unique rowing mechanics to find the best fishing spots and explore the beautiful environment.

● The Fishing Rod - Throw the line out and attract a fish - Your interactive fishing rod offers you full control, with different bait and lures and haptic feedback.

● The Shop - Sell your fish and buy new gear and items in the in-game shop!

● Fishing - Catch the biggest fish, fight to reel them in, but don't let them snap the line and escape! You'll need strategy and finesse to tire them out if you want to make the greatest catch!

● Secrets - Find trash or treasure. The lake hides more than just fish!

● Music - Over 30 commercial tracks that have been specially curated for Catch & Release playing on the in-game boat radio. Licensed by Flip Entertainment, the tracks were selected to enhance the in-game music with a non-standard selection aimed at improving the overall immersive experience.



Catch & Release is set to launch for the Steam & Oculus store on the 7th of June 2018 with a PSVR version scheduled to be available in summer of 2018.



The game has been developed in close cooperation with Advanced Interactive Gaming Ltd. from Hamilton, Bermuda.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Kabounce - Launch Trailer | PS4



Kabounce is a team versus team, third person, multiplayer pinball game in which you control the ball.

Each match players battle in a team versus team format, hitting bumpers claims them for your team and grants you points. Points can be stolen with pre-selected abilities. Bank points at the goal to add them to your team's score and prevent the opposing team from stealing them. At the end of each round, the highest scoring team wins.


KEY FEATURES:
Experience Pinball inspired gameplay from the perspective of the ball

Extensive customization with millions of combinations to personalize your pinball

Unlock cosmetics, stat tracking, leaderboards, and more

Addictive Online-Multiplayer competitive action for up to 8 players, team versus team

Up to 4-player split screen mode that can be played offline, or online

Single-player challenges to test your skill against ghosts or the world

TerraTech Free Week Begins on Steam, Featuring Multiplayer Beta and Biggest Ever Discount



London, United Kingdom – 22nd May, 2018 – In celebration of their recent Multiplayer Beta launch, Payload Studios today announced that the creative sandbox title, TerraTech, will be available to play completely free of charge for one week.


Starting today at 6pm BST/10am PST (Tuesday 22nd) and running until 9pm BST/1pm PST Sunday 27th May, users will be able to try their hand at the game’s crafting, combat and construction mechanics in Campaign, Creative and PvP modes, by downloading TerraTech via the Steam Store. Furthermore, players will be able to purchase the full game at a whopping 40% discount until 6pm BST/10am PST on Monday 28th May.


Bringing players together for over-the-top competitive fun, TerraTech’s Multiplayer Beta is now live on Steam, and features up to 16-players in free-for-all and team-deathmatch modes. This marks the first time multiplayer has been available to the complete player base, after a successful closed Alpha phase, which concluded last week.


Russ Clarke, Founder of Payload Studios said: “Multiplayer has been the number one requested feature since the first day we showed TerraTech to the public, and it's so exciting to finally take this out from under wraps. The community did some amazing work stress-testing the game and helping us tune the design during the closed Alpha. With this week's free access, we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to see what TerraTech has to offer, as we prepare to launch on PC and console this summer.”


To make the most of the Multiplayer Beta and Free Week, visit the Steam Store at

https://store.steampowered.com/app/285920/TerraTech/


TerraTech will be available Summer 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


For more information on TerraTech, visit

www.terratechgame.com



The Crew 2: Coast to Coast | Trailer


Get to know the various motor families of The Crew 2 and get ready to explore all of America the beautiful, racing through the various landscapes in all types of vehicles – cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and planes! Start Small. Dream Big. Race Hard. All of America is waiting for you.

The newest iteration in the revolutionary The Crew franchise, The Crew 2 captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit in one of the most exhilarating open worlds ever created. Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, and action-packed playground built within an entire open world America and designed for all motorsports. From coast to coast, four motorsports families gather: Street Racing, Off-Road, Pro Racing, and Freestyle. Join them in high-octane contests and put your skills to the test in each family's set of disciplines, featuring all kinds of cars, bikes, boats, and planes. Want the freedom to explore and dominate America any way you want? You can now seamlessly switch between ground, water, and air vehicles on the go and enjoy a completely unique game experience based on your personal style. Record and share every glorious moment.

The Crew 2 gives you the chance to showcase your skills and rise as the greatest motorsports champion.


Available June 29, 2018 on Xbox One and Xbox One X. <- Click To Pre-Order

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Tickets Now On Sale For RuneFest 2018


Tuesday 22nd May 2018, Cambridge, UK – Jagex has announced that tickets for RuneFest 2018, the annual celebration of RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, will be on sale from 4pm BST today. Set to become the biggest and best RuneFest yet, the player convention is taking place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October at the brand-new Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, just 30 miles from London.

RuneFest 2018 will see a world first with the premiere of RuneScape Live, an exclusive performance of RuneScape music by the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. With the iconic RuneScape theme, and key pieces from the games 1000+ strong library of music, newly-arranged by multi-award-winning video games composer James Hannigan (Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix the video game, Saints Row IV), RuneScape Live will set the stage for the next day’s RuneFest celebrations.

Tickets are available for £150 at the official RuneFest website, and provide access to both RuneScape Live on Friday 5th October, the Night Before Party following the live performance, and RuneFest 2018 the next day.

While the theme for the eighth RuneFest will be revealed at a later date, the event promises to build upon previous years mix of announcements, LAN gaming, role-playing, and developer panels. Preparations for RuneFest 2018 come as Jagex continues to countdown to the launch of Old School RuneScape and RuneScape on mobile devices over the coming months.

Head of Events at Jagex, Josh Winward, said:
“Every year, RuneFest becomes a bigger landmark date in the calendar – it’s a way for us to celebrate all things RuneScape with our incredible and passionate community, and give something back to them. RuneFest’s new home at Farnborough provides us with the opportunity to bring more of our living game world of Gielinor to life than ever before. This year, the new addition of RuneScape Live, a show featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, promises to make RuneFest 2018 one of the most special events in Jagex and RuneScape’s 17-year history.”

Tickets and further information for RuneFest 2018 can be found at https://www.runefest.com

Monday, 21 May 2018

State of Decay 2 - Gameplay Launch Trailer


18 months after the zombie apocalypse, a lone woman joins a community learns what it takes to survive. In a world of choice and consequence, how will you survive?

Play State of Decay 2 on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC May 22nd, 2018.
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Friday, 18 May 2018

Sonic Mania Plus Trailer


Featuring two new characters, this version of the game is slated to release July 17.

Sonic Mania Plus is the definitive retail enhanced version of the original Sonic Mania’s digital release, presented in a pristine collectable physical release. Building off its momentum and critical acclaim as one of the best platform games of 2017, the nostalgic pixel-perfect visuals and fresh gameplay will deliver a classic experience to gamers across the world! 


Monday, 14 May 2018

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Ready To Smash It Up At Retail With Secret In-Box Bonus DLC For Physical Edition On June 5, 2018


MAPLEWOOD, N.J., and WATFORD, United Kingdom – May 14, 2018 – Saber Interactive and Wired Productions have today revealed that the physical retail edition of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will feature the super-secret day one additional DLC content – ensuring fans who purchase the physical edition at launch get more Fu than they could have possibly imagined!



Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will be bundled as a physical boxed product with the unannounced ‘Bonus FU’ DLC at major retailers for £24.99/€29.99/$29.99 on the PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One and £34.99/€39.99/$39.99 on Nintendo Switch™. The additional Bonus FU will not only raise a few eyebrows on launch day when it’s revealed but will extend the gaming experience with new levels and a bonus famous main character.

“Since its unveiling to the press and public at recent expos and hands-on events, the reception to the Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn has been terrific,” stated Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “Better than we could have ever imagined, and certainly settles the score of ’94 and puts right the legacy of Shaq Fu. So much so, that we wanted to make the physical retail edition something truly memorable for gamers who prefer something more tangible and collectable. When they open up their box copies we’re genuinely intrigued and excited to gauge players’ reactions to the additional DLC content.”

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an intense, action-packed beat ‘em up which sees players take on the role of the unstoppable Shaquille O’Neal as he fights his way through the hordes of hell and Hollywood. Master devastating combos, battle outlandish celebrity bosses and take on all comers with an array of weapons, including katanas, shuriken and baseball bats. Channel Shaq’s alter egos, Big Daddy O and Big Diesel, in epic battles in the successor to the worst game ever on a mission to restore Shaq’s legacy.


About Saber Interactive
Based in the U.S., Russia, and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include Quake Champions, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo: Master Chief Collection, and others. Saber’s most recent release, NBA Playgrounds, is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.

About Wired Productions Ltd
Wired Productions is a leading video games publisher based in Watford, UK. Founded 2008 and shortlisted by MCV for Indie Publish of the Year 2018, Wired have produced and published award-winning titles across all major platforms. Bringing games to market in both physical and digital media, notable launches to date include Super Dungeon Bros, Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and The Town of Light.

To pre-order the game: http://wiredproductions.com/where-to-buy/shaq-fu-a-legend-reborn


Saturday, 12 May 2018

Wolfenstein 2 - Nintendo Switch Release Date Trailer


Wolfenstein II is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 29.

AMERICA, 1961
Your assassination of Nazi General Deathshead was a short-lived victory. Despite the setback, the Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka “Terror-Billy,” member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity’s last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

City of Brass - PS4 Review


City of Brass reviewed on PlayStation 4 by Calum Marsh. Also available on PC and Xbox One.

Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out.


Lineage 2: Revolution Launches 200-Player Castle Siege Mode As New Servers Open Today


LONDON (May 10, 2018) - Netmarble Corporation, the fastest-growing mobile game company worldwide, today launched a major update for its hit mobile MMORPG Lineage 2: Revolution.

Watch Lineage 2: Revolution May Update Video:



A brand-new 200-player PvP mode, Castle Siege, allows players to team up against each other, offering fresh new ways for them to play as they attempt to conquer the opposing team’s castle or defend their castle against other clans in massive real-time battles. A total of four clans (1 defending and 3 attacking) can battle to conquer a Castle by imprinting the opponent’s Holy Artifact. The Castle Siege pre-season begins today and ushers the start of the Castle Siege Festival, which will offer increased rewards in the form of an EXP boost for all characters. More details on the Castle Siege pre-season, including how to participate and their schedule can be found on the official community website (https://is.gd/Vcel3t).

The massive in-game update also adds other exciting new content including the new Oren Territory, new difficulty levels added for several dungeons, new Grade UR equipment and a max level extension from level 180 to 260. Players can also enjoy several new in-game events and celebrations that offer increased rewards beginning today, including Feldheim’s Ruins Exploration from now until May 30, Aymel’s School event exclusive to new servers from now until May 30, the Binding Clan Event from now until May 30 and much more.

Castle Siege Trailer Video:


New servers have also been added to the America and Europe regions today to support even more players in Lineage 2: Revolution, while the merging of other servers will ensure a smoother co-op experience and more dynamic and competitive Fortress Siege and Clan content.

“We’ve worked diligently to bring massive real-time PvP gameplay on mobile devices to a new level,” said Seungwon Lee, Chief Global Officer of Netmarble. “We can’t wait for players to dive into one of Lineage 2: Revolution’s biggest updates yet and experience the brand-new Castle Siege mode.”

Lineage 2: Revolution, which launched globally less than six months ago after a great success in its home country South Korea, 11 countries across Asia and Japan, has generated around 28 million cumulated registered users and has 5 million Monthly Active User (MAU) worldwide, making it one of the most successful mobile MMOPRGs ever.

For more information on Lineage 2: Revolution, visit the game’s official website and Facebook page.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

NBA Playgrounds 2 – First Gameplay Trailer


Boomshakalaka? Maybe - NBA Playgrounds 2 definitely looks like it's inching closer to the NBA Jam ideal. See for yourself!

The smash hit is back! NBA Playgrounds 2 takes street balling to the next level with a host of new additions and improvements, including a new Season Mode and a new Playgrounds Championship ranked mode. The high-flying arcade action also features a massive roster of over 200 current and retired NBA players with new player models and animations. Pick your team, get ready to jam, and up your game!


Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Light Fall Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch


In this land of eternal night, you will rely on your Shadow Core to brave the many challenges and foes standing in your way. Do you have what it takes to survive in perilous Numbra? Light Fall is available now on Nintendo Switch!

Monday, 7 May 2018

REVIEW: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood - Nintendo Switch



Review by Jon Donnis
Max The Curse of Brotherhood has finally made it's way to the flagship console of Nintendo, the Switch.
The game is a good few years old and has appeared on various other consoles, including Xbox One and PS4. Although straight away this game feels more at home on the Nintendo compared to the more hardcore gaming systems.

The basic story starts with Max finding a spell to make his annoying brother disappear, he does, then he has to rescue him in an alternative universe.

The first part of the game you find yourself going through your typical platform game run and jump stuff, you run away from a monster, but after a few levels you get a magic marker pen, and now you can use that to help you pass through levels, whether that is drawing a path to walk on or destroy obstacles. This is what makes this game different to all of the other platforms out there.

By having the use of a touch screen as opposed to just using a controller as on other consoles, this is what sets this version apart from the previous versions, and helps you understand what I mean when I said that the game feels much more at home on the Switch.

The game runs along at a good pace. There is never a moment where you find yourself truly stuck, or frustrated by lack of progress, and the marker pen element is interesting, although perhaps if a sequel to this game is ever made, more use could be made of it especially on console that has the touch screen element to it.

A fun game, and the Nintendo version is definitely the best version.

A solid 8/10

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Sunday, 6 May 2018

Killing Floor: Incursion - PS VR Gameplay |


From Tripwire Interactive, makers of Red Orchestra and Killing Floor franchises, comes a multi-chapter, story-driven adventure made specifically for VR. Explore this detailed and immersive world alone or with a partner while fighting for your life with pistols, shotguns, axes, and even the occasional leftover limb. Travel through diverse environments, from creepy farmhouses to mysterious catacombs, in order to uncover who or what is behind the Zed menace. Discover what the Horzine Corporation is really up to and be careful who you trust.

When it’s all over, invite a friend to go back with you and see if you can pull them through alive. Good luck!


Key Features
Co-Op Play: When the going gets tough, bring a friend! Play co-op with a friend in both Story and Holdout modes.

Narrative Campaign: Play through the five-stage, fully voiced story campaign to uncover the secrets behind Horzine and their relationship with the Zeds.

Holdout - Endless Game Mode: See how long you can last against the Zeds in this endless mode! Increasingly tough groups of Zeds are thrown at you until you finally succumb. A new weapon, special power ups, and other mechanics are available in this mode.

Visceral Gore: The Zeds you attack don’t just die; they get decapitated and dismembered as heads and limbs go flying, all covered in blood. You can even pick up these Zed bits and use them as weapons!
Immersive Environments: Five different environments to explore, from high tech virtual training facilities to dilapidated trailer parks, each with its own threats and story.

A Variety of Weapons: Chop, slash, shoot, and blast your way through hordes of Zeds with weapons ranging from fire axes to sniper rifles. Each level introduces new options for violence.

Terrifying Zeds: Some Zeds stumble, some crawl, some sprint, and some shoot at you with plasma cannons! Each Zed has its own tactics, strengths, and weaknesses that you must learn if you want to survive.

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Moonlighter Official Release Date Trailer


Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements following the everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero. Game launches to Xbox One on May 29th, 2018 for $19.99 USD in digital and equivalent in other currencies!
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Moonlighter is developed by Digital Sun Games and published by 11 bit studios.

Music composed by: David Fenn.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch


Arctic invaders have turned Donkey Kong Island into their personal frozen fortress, and it’s up to you to save the day when Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze launches on Nintendo Switch May 4th! Barrel-blast into this critically acclaimed adventure, complete with a banana-bunch of new features. Traverse islands packed with platforming perfection and nonstop action as the classic Kongs in the original game, or mix things up by playing the story as Funky Kong in the new Funky Mode! During two-player co-op gameplay, each player can use a single Joy-Con™ controller, so no additional accessories are required!


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Brand new gameplay trailer reveals console release date of 8-Bit Armies


On September 21, RTS game 8-Bit Armies conquers PS4™ and Xbox One
Rotterdam, The Netherlands - May 3, 2018 - Today SOEDESCO revealed that the fast-paced Real Time Strategy game 8-Bit Armies is coming to PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on the 21st of September, both digitally and physically. A physical PC version will also be released on this date. The eagerly awaited action-strategy title was made by the Command & Conquer™ era veterans at Petroglyph.



Blast from the past
8-Bit Armies is a tribute to classic RTS games and is suitable for existing fans and new players of the genre seeking a friendly approach to strategy gaming. With a colorful, blocky voxel art style, the game is accessible to anyone regardless of experience.

The game is further enhanced with an all-original soundtrack from Command & Conquer music composer Frank Klepacki, which is reminiscent of some of his greatest hits from previous Westwood Studios RTS games.

Built for Console
8-Bit Armies uses a unique and simplified control scheme allowing future generals to quickly control hundreds of units on the brightly colored battlefield. Players can easily collect resources, build up and defend their bases, amass armies of easy to command military units, research devastating superweapons and ultimately crush their opponents!

Features:
Play with easy to understand military units and structures
Obliterate your enemies in a variety of colorful, destructible maps
Complete 40 single-player missions and 12 co-op missions
Compete in online multiplayer with up to five other players or AIs
Enjoy easy controls that are perfectly adapted to consoles

Screenshots




Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Killing Floor: Incursion – Launch Trailer | PS VR


Killing Floor: Incursion for PSVR is a fully-realized, multi-hour, story-driven adventure with an additional endless mode. In solo or co-op mode, travel diverse environments, from creepy farmhouses to the catacombs of Paris, in order to uncover who... or what is behind the Zed menace.

Monday, 30 April 2018

30 Minutes Of South Park On Nintendo Switch


From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes South Park: The Fractured but Whole, a sequel to the award winning South Park: The Stick of Truth. Now available on Nintendo Switch!

In the quiet mountain town of South Park, darkness has spread across the land. A new power is rising to combat this evil. An entire squad of superheroes will rise, led by a nocturnal scavenger sworn to clean the trashcan of South Park society.

The kids are playing superheroes, and Cart man is determined to turn Coon and Friends into the biggest superhero franchise of all time. However, the villainous Professor Chaos emerges with an evil plan to eliminate Coon and Friends. The heroes need to work as a team to fight the chaos and terror that grips the town.

Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid. As the newest member of Coon and Friends, you must create your own superhero, build up your notoriety, and use your superpowers to save South Park. Only then will Coon and Friends take their rightful place as the greatest team of superheroes ever assembled, and get the movie deal they so richly deserve. In a city gripped by chaos, Coon and Friends rise to save the day.

Out Now!
Buy South Park and The Fractured But Whole (Nintendo Switch)

Publishing rights for Call of Juarez series return to Techland after successful partnership with Ubisoft


Techland Publishing has announced that Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is back on sale as part of Techland Publishing’s catalogue of critically-acclaimed titles. To celebrate this homecoming, the game is available on Steam with a discount.

Adam Lasoń, CPO at Techland Publishing, said: “Developed by Techland, the Call of Juarez series received a great reception and support from a huge community of players. As Techland Publishing moves forward as a leading publisher, we are delighted to welcome Call of Juarez: Gunslinger to our publishing division.”  He continued: “We would like to thank Ubisoft for its incredible work publishing the Call of Juarez games. We’ll continue the great efforts of Ubisoft and support the fans of the Call of Juarez universe in the same dutiful and passionate way”.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is a tribute to Wild West stories. Players become Silas Greaves – a ruthless bounty hunter who’s after the most dangerous bandits. It's an adventure full of action and gunslinger duels that creatively blends fiction and facts, as the hero meets historical icons of the Wild West on his way, such as Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett or Jesse James.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is available on STEAM with a special homecoming discount.

More information regarding the availability of other Call of Juarez games on digital stores will be shared at a later date.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Xbox - May 2018 Games with Gold


Play together with Xbox Live Gold. May's 2018 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: Super Mega Baseball 2 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.  For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), May kicks off with Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage, followed by Vanquish. May's lineup provides over $79 dollars in value and up to 3400 in gamerscore.

QUO VADIS 2018: More visitors, happy guests



Berlin, 27th of April 2018 – Europe’s longest-standing developer conference, QUO VADIS, celebrated a special accomplishment this year: the number of visitors rose by a total of 16 percent compared to last year, setting a new all-time record for the number of attendees. Within the indie area and the business area, numerous visitors met and talked in a relaxed atmosphere. The packed program, with approximately 70 talks, panels and workshops, received very positive feedback. This was announced by the organizer CMG Conferences, the event branch of CMG Media Group.


The conference hosted several legends of the gaming industry, among them Tameem Antoniades (Ninja Theory), Kate Edwards (Geogrify), Dan Hay (Ubisoft Montréal) and Richard Garriott (Portalarium). Tameem Antoniades’ (Hellblade And The Pursuit Of Creative Independence) and Dan Hay’s (The World Building Of Far Cry 5) inspiring keynotes were especially popular.


The most important topic of QUO VADIS 2018 was innovation, and numerous talents exhibited their games in the indie area. The QUO VADIS indie awards were a special highlight. Three aspiring projects received an award. At the audience award, ViSP – Virtual Space Port and No Pen, No Paper made the second and third place. FAR: Lone Sails not only made the first place but also won the jury award.


“We took a big step forward with QUO VADIS 2018,“ commented Simon Fistrich, Head of Conference of the company located in Fürth. “Thanks to MeetToMatch, many interesting conversations took place in our business area. We received positive feedback from all sides and we are already looking forward to next year. We want to thank all our guests, speakers, developers as well as our sponsors such as LeaseWeb, CRYENGINE and of course the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg for their great support.”


Among visitors and speakers, the feedback to this year’s edition was also throughout positive. “I really enjoy QUO VADIS,“ said highlight speaker Tameem Antoniades. “It’s very intimate – the kind of conference where you can hold a talk and then just chat with people afterwards – and it just feels very easy to talk about the challenges that people face.”


QUO VADIS is the core of gamesweekberlin, which takes place from 23rd of April to 29th of April. Along with other high quality events such as A MAZE.Womenize or Unreal Fest Europe, it presents one of the leading cross-industry communication- and networking platforms in the European gaming industry.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood Launches at Retail for Nintendo® Switch


Watford, United Kingdom, April 26th, 2018: Wired Productions, a leading independent video games publisher in partnership Danish development studio Flashbulb Games and Spanish developer StageClear Studios, are pleased to announce that Max: The Curse of Brotherhood arrives this week at retail stores for Nintendo Switch.

To celebrate the physical arrival of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood on Switch the Nintendo Power Couple went hands on with the game in an all new trailer:


“We’re delighted to finally unleash the power of the marker on Switch at global retail,” enthused Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “The gorgeous visuals speak for themselves, but combine these with old-school platforming action, unique game mechanics and the Nintendo Switch’s touch screen display, and you have a match made in heaven.”

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic fairy-tale adventure perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Where Scandinavian storytelling meets colourful 2.5D platformer, Max offers perspective players classic jump and run gameplay, smart and innovative puzzles and a fun and unique gameplay mechanic, to boot.

Adventurers must unleash the power of the Magic Marker as they:

Embark on this classic tale of brotherhood to rescue Max’s kid brother Felix from the grasps of the evil lord Mustacho.

Explore a world filled to the brim with challenging physics puzzles and frantic platforming .
Climb, fight and draw their way through deserts, lantern-lit bogs, ancient temples and lush-green-forests
Raise great pillars of dirt from the ground to reach new heights, grow trees to make bridges and create swinging vines to cross gaping chasms.

Originally released for the Xbox One and Windows PC and in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and digitally on Switch, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood received high praise, with fans and critics calling the game “a charming experience from beginning to end”. Rated 12 by PEGI Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is available now through physical and digital channels.

You can see more of the Nintendo Power Couple on Twitter (@NTDOPowerCouple) and YouTube (http://youtube.com/c/TheNintendoPowerCouple)

Lineage 2: Revolution Announces Major Update For May; Pre-Registration For New Servers Begins Today


LONDON – April 26, 2018 - Netmarble Corporation, the fastest-growing mobile game company worldwide, will be rolling out a major update next month for its hit mobile MMORPG Lineage 2: Revolution. The update will add more exciting content like a new Castle Siege Mode, new dungeons, max level extension, new region ‘Oren’, new Grade UR equipment and more, and will also introduce new servers in North America and Europe, as well as in Latin America where the game will be launching next month.

Watch Lineage 2: Revolution Castle Siege Trailer Video:

Players can now pre-register (http://l2.netmarble.com) for the new servers, which will allow new and existing players to reserve nicknames and earn rewards based on the total number of players who pre-register. Lineage 2: Revolution, which launched globally less than six months ago after a great success in its home country South Korea, 11 countries across Asia and Japan, has generated around 28 million cumulated registered users and has 5 million Monthly Active User (MAU) worldwide, making it one of the most successful mobile MMOPRGs ever.

New servers will be added to the America and Europe regions to support even more players in Lineage 2: Revolution, while the merging of other servers will ensure a smoother co-op experience and ensure more dynamic and competitive Fortress Siege and Clan content. Character, Currency, Clans and Friend information on the servers being merged will be preserved where possible.

Lineage 2: Revolution players who create accounts in the new servers will be welcomed with events and rewards, and will be offered further rewards for ongoing weekly and monthly login events. Current players from North America, Europe, Oceania, and the Middle East and new players from Latin America who pre-register and reserve a nickname will be rewarded with a limited-edition title, “Initial Pioneer.” Moreover, players can work towards tiered rewards that can be unlocked depending on the total number of pre-registered users reached. Pre-registered users will also get additional EXP Boosts and Level-Up Rewards when the game is released.

For more information on Lineage 2: Revolution, visit the game’s official website and Facebook page.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, Aardman and DigixArt collaborate to create an artistic story-driven experience set during World War I



Lyon, France / Bristol, UK  – April 25th, 2018 - BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe today announced a collaboration with the world famous Aardman Studios and DigixArt to create 11-11: MEMORIES RETOLD, a story-driven narrative adventure set during World War I with a unique painted style that plans to deliver an entertaining experience unlike anything before.

 

11-11: MEMORIES RETOLD is a game experience that will touch many and bring together some amazing talents from studios, music production and narration to deliver an exciting, engaging and emotional journey.

 

“Engaging audiences with compelling stories through animation is at the heart of what we do at Aardman. With this project we want to produce an emotionally rich experience with a distinctive visual identity that reflects the sentiment of this narrative. 11-11: Memories Retold is truly an exciting step for us as it marks the first time that Aardman has collaborated on a game of this scale and we’re delighted to see this come to life.”


David Sproxton, Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Aardman

“11:11: Memories Retold is a very special game at many levels. From the painted style to the emotional journey we create for the player to revive their heritage, we are pushing the boundaries of what a game can be and hope it will leave a mark on you.”


Yoan Fanise, Game Director, DigixArt

“We are passionate to work with incredible talents coming from different backgrounds. Nurturing the unique collaboration of Aardman Studios and DigixArt and helping them achieve their vision of what emotions a videogame can deliver is a very exciting endeavour for us.”


Hervé Hoerdt, Vice President of Marketing & Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe


Phantom Trigger Launch Trailer


Available now on Xbox One and Windows 10.

Phantom Trigger is a Hardcore Neon Slasher with RPG and Roguelike elements. Figure out what's real as you follow the story of Stan on a journey through surreal and twisted worlds.​

Stan is losing control. The phantom realm brings arcane hexes into a pulsing neon reality, where demons fight in packs and use every trick they have to break your defense. Throw spells and traps mid-combo, ride the edge of control and chaos in this fresh take on action combat. You are your own worst enemy in Phantom Trigger.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Announcement: Riddled Corpses EX on PS4, Vita and Xbox One


Riddled Corpses EX is a twin-stick shooter made in the style of 8/16 bit arcade games. Alone or with a friend, travel through diverse locations packed with danger and huge bosses. Choose your character wisely and make good use of their abilities and the special items to progress and destroy the root of evil!


Features
60 FPS fast-paced action
2 player local coop (on PS4 and Xbox One)
6 characters with varying stats and abilities
Arcade, story and survival modes
Combo system
Quality chiptune music
Register your best scores on the online leaderboard!
Trophies (Platinum) and Achievements
PS Vita version crossbuy with PS4

Release date:
Q2 2018 (PS4, Vita, Xbox One)



Testing Out Detroit Become Human Demo Live


We try out the multiple scenarios in the latest demo for Detroit Become Human which is live on the Australian PSN.

The latest game from Quantic Dream and David Cage
Two distinct play-styles
Gameplay that is more than just quick-time events
Travel to the near-future metropolis of Detroit - a city rejuvenated by an exciting technological development: androids. Witness your brave new world turn to chaos as you take on the role of Kara, a female android trying to find her own place in a turbulent social landscape.
Shape an ambitious branching narrative, making choices that will not only determine your own fate, but that of the entire city. Discover what it means to be human from the perspective of an outsider - see the world of man though the eyes of a machine.

Buy from Amazon by clicking here (opens in a new window)

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 - Infinity War Trailer | PS4


Now’s your chance to become the “Mad Titan” aka Thanos in the Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War DLC! In true villainous fashion, Thanos and the Black Order arrive at Attilan to cause trouble. Up to the challenge?


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Asmodee Digital Announces the First Video Game Based on Mansions of Madness Board Game


PARIS -- April 17, 2018 -- Asmodee Digital, the industry leader in digital board games, announced today that it will publish a brand-new adventure game based on Fantasy Flight Games’ Mansions of Madness, an award-winning board game celebrated for its high production values, Lovecraft-inspired art, and unique fusion of physical and digital gameplay mechanics. Developed by Luckyhammers, the Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace video game is the next evolution of the iconic game and is scheduled to hit Steam (PC/Mac) early 2019.

In Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace, players will lead a team of investigators through an eerie mansion while uncovering its dark secrets. Everything is not what it seems as the investigators encounter traps, monsters, and other Lovecraftian horrors, and descend deeper into the depths of madness. Will your team solve the mystery and make it out alive?


“At Asmodee Digital, we’re focused on creating new digital experiences based on beloved board-game IPs. The characters, adventures and universe introduced in the Mansions of Madness board game lend themselves well to an adventure video game, and we look forward to bringing the IP to life in a new way,” said Philippe Dao, Chief Marketing Officer of Asmodee Digital. “We have a passion for board games and want to take risks to elevate the genre. Working alongside great partners like Fantasy Flight Games and Luckyhammers allows us to do that.”

Add the game to your Steam wishlist: http://store.steampowered.com/app/840210/Mansions_of_Madness/


About Mansions of Madness
Mansions of Madness, the classic tabletop game of Lovecraftian horror, first launched in 2011.

In the game, players act as the brave investigators of 1920s Arkham and unite against the Keeper, who controls the monsters of the mythos. Five years after the game’s initial release, Mansions of Madness Second Edition took the terror one step further by introducing the companion app, creating a fully cooperative game experience. Only by banding together can players hope to solve the mystery and push back the eldritch monstrosities!


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Masters of Anima Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch


The world is in peril and only you can save it in Masters of Anima! You play as Otto, an apprentice of Anima, able to wield incredible powers that are the source of all life in the world of Spark. You covet the rank of Master so you can finally marry your fiancée Ana - who is now a captive of the terrible Zahr and his fearsome Golems. Follow Otto in his quest against the forces of evil in strategic, action-packed battles, where your ability to make tactical decisions quickly is vital. Learn to control new types of Guardians on your adventure, each with their own unique talents and abilities useful to explore the vast world of Spark and reveal its secrets, as well as to take down the formidable bosses that stand in your way. As your victories rack up, acquire new powers and abilities for both yourself and your Guardians, ultimately becoming a true Master of Anima.

Save the world with nothing but your brains – and an army at your back. Masters of Anima is available now for Nintendo Switch now.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

World's First VR Football Club Adds AI Bots, Roomscale And More


Manchester, UK​ ​–​ ​April 11th, ​2018​ ​–​ Cherry Pop Games today announced a major update to newly released VR Football Club, introducing AI bots, 360 Room-scale play and, by popular demand, head facing controls – making the world’s first VR Football game much easier to pick up and play for PlayStation®VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

AI Bots have been unleashed across all formats, creating an environment where everyone will always find a match, driving home the intricacies of team play. For HTC Vive & Oculus Rift, Roomscale allows free movement to really let loose your inner Ronaldo, and control refinements for both PlayStation and PC formats improve the control system further.

For those that use the PlayStation VR there’s more good news – VRFC is currently available with 50% off on the PSN Store.

“The whistle has just blown for the first half of VRFC, and already the game is transformed, VRFC is a revolution in gaming - it will change VR games forever,” said Gemma Jessop, Business Development Director, Cherry Pop Games. “It may not be FIFA (yet) but it captures the team aspect of the game like no other can and the addition of AI is a huge step in the right direction.  This is a major upgrade for owners of our beautiful game and is entirely free. The AI Bots can be used to fill unoccupied slots, or the player can play solo just against AI opponents.”

Jessop added: “VRFC is a world first, and as a small team we have attempted what many thought was impossible, and from the outset we have actively listened to the community and acted on the suggestions provided. What is important to know is, that this is not the end of the story for us, it is merely the beginning; these are just the first steps in making this the biggest VR game ever made. Expect more announcements over the coming weeks.”

Created in Unreal, and utilising Cherry Pop Games K4 physics system, so you can bend it like Beckham, VRFC allows you to kick, dribble, tackle, pass, cross, head and shoot in VR, with a first of its kind implementation of Agile locomotion™, never-before seen in VR.

With up-to eight players online, including AI bots, VRFC is a competitive online and crossplay compatible VR title like no other, where all the action and movement shines in a 1st person viewpoint. With a smooth 90fps frame rate, VRFC offers more than just fun; it offers an energetic and engaging upper body workout that will keep you on your toes until the final whistle. As with the sport itself, VRFC is easy to play but harder to master, and with a range of training activities you can develop your skills to become a true legend of the game.


Project Nimbus: Code Mirai - Launch Trailer | PS4


Project Nimbus: Code Mirai is an exciting mech-based flying game featuring vibrant graphics, blistering action gameplay and an epic storyline. Fly a variety of Battle Frames fighting enemies over floating cities, vast oceans, and in the reaches of space.

Die for Valhalla! – Release Date Trailer | PS4


In the land of Vikings a monstrous portal has opened. The Great Old One is plotting to take over the world. Chaos spreads far and wide... and the party's just getting started! Novice Valkyries along with their new mysterious friend set out to save the world. What could possibly go wrong?

Coming May 29th to PS4™!

Sunday, 8 April 2018

SPRING INTO THE SEASON WITH NEW LINEAGE 2: REVOLUTION UPDATE



Seoul, Korea (April 4, 2018) – Netmarble, the fastest-growing mobile game company worldwide, has added brand-new in-game content for their hit mobile MMORPG Lineage 2: Revolution, just in time to welcome the start of Spring.


In the latest game update, an all-new World Boss, Guillotine, has appeared in the Shrieking Hallows and Guillotine Keep. This ferocious World Boss ignores all defense and requires a significant amount of HP to defeat and appears daily at 6:00pm GMT on the European server. A new Rare Red Equipment Set Effect has also been added to the game, allowing players to severely damage magical monsters.


To celebrate the start of Spring, the Capture the Egg! Event also began last week and will run until 11th April, allowing players to exchange Intact Eggs, Soul Powders and other items obtained from destroying Eggs in Monster Dungeons for various rewards. A new “Eggcellent” mount has also been added to the Shop for a limited time with Adena and for players above level 50.


“It’s amazing to think that our worldwide journey for Lineage 2: Revolution began just last fall,” said Netmarble’s Chief Global Officer Seungwon Lee. “Spring is a season of new beginnings and we’re excited to continue bringing fresh, new and seasonal content to our loyal community as a thank you for their continued support over the past year.”


As part of its efforts in interacting with the game’s fans, it also celebrated April Fools’ Day by posting limited time promotions for ‘Dwarvish Beard’ and ‘Maphr’s Boba’ on its Facebook page, which generated hilarious reactions from the fans.


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


For more information on Lineage 2: Revolution and the in-game events, please visit the official website (http://l2.netmarble.com) and the official Facebook page  (https://www.facebook.com/OfficialLineage2Revolution/)