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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Lineage 2: Revolution Celebrates 100 Day Milestone With Special In-Game Update And Events



Seoul, Korea (February 28, 2018) – Netmarble Games Corp., the fastest-growing mobile game company worldwide, is celebrating a successful first 100 days of its hit mobile MMORPGLineage 2: Revolution by hosting new in-game events and updates to thank players for their support.

 

A newly released infographic video (https://youtu.be/_qEf-C448bM) highlights all of the impressive achievements the Lineage 2: Revolution community has accomplished since the game’s launch on November 15, 2017, including:

  • 10,000,000 characters created
  • 160,185 clans created
  • 630,000 Bear Mounts rewarded
  • 179,585,426 hours played

Through a new patch update, Lineage 2: Revolutionis adding a new Mount, “Maned Lion”, which is available from the Summoning Circle or for purchase from the in-game shop. As the second rare mount, the Maned Lion has a speed of 750 and increases Crit. Rate, Penetration, Resilience, HP Regen and Max MP.

 

From now until 8:00 GMT, March 14, Lineage 2: Revolution will host two in-game events rewarding players for their continued support for the past 100 days. The Dice Event offers players to roll the dice, and move and land on various squares that offer special rewards such as A Grade Mount Pet Equipment Boxes, A Grade Mount Pet Varnish Random Boxes, Summoning Circle Fragment Boxes and more. Players can roll the dice twice a day upon log-in and by completing in-game content, players will receive Dice Points where every 100 Dice Points will give players one more chance to roll the dice again. Players can also obtain Lap Completion Rewards by completing a lap up to 15 times.

 



Meanwhile, the Equipment Substat Change Eventgives players 200 Red Diamonds just by changing their Equipment Substat. Players who participate and successfully change their Equipment Substat at least once during the event period will receive the 200 Red Diamonds in their Mailbox by March 21. 

“We are so proud to have reached this monumental point with our loyal and beloved Lineage 2: Revolution community, and we want to thank our players for an amazing 100 days. To many more milestones to come!” said Netmarble’s Chief Global Officer, Seungwon Lee.

 

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

 

For more information on Lineage 2: Revolution and the in-game events, please visit the official Facebook page website at

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialLineage2Revolution


Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Clue Scroll Rework Offers RuneScape Players a Chance to Snatch Valuable In-Game Rewards




Tuesday 27th February 2018, Cambridge, UK – One of the most wanted updates from RuneScape’s 2017 player survey is now available with the arrival of enhanced and advanced Clue Scrolls system, which enables players to snatch the most valuable in-game rewards in the game’s Treasure Trails activity. The new Clue Scrolls update also unlocks the eye-wateringly-difficult Master Tier of riddles and puzzles, and the potential to uncover some of the most valuable treasure in the entire MMORPG.

 

RuneScape’s Clue Scrolls content sets players off on treasure hunt, with a series of clues, riddles and puzzles that lead towards a buried treasure. With the arrival of the Master Tier, Clue Scrolls now has five levels of both difficulty and rewards. Players completing Master Tier hunts stand the chance of finding over 60 new rewards of extremely high in-game value, including Second Age armour, evening outfits, and the high-level elite Robin Hood outfit, representing some of the most valuable non-discontinued items available.

 

While the new Master Tier provides the ultimate challenge, at its heart the new Clue Scrolls now offers a more streamlined and entertaining experience, including the ability to stash items required in convenient locations. The new Clue Scroll experience also sees the launch of a new meta, with high scores to beat, a collection log, and even a brand-new Globetrotter Outfit.

 

Said Matt Casey, Senior Product Manager, RuneScape:

“When we spoke to our players at RuneFest 2017, we wanted to make it clear that we would be delivering some of their most desired updates to RuneScape throughout 2018. With the full launch of the Clue Scroll rework we’re beginning to do just that, whether it’s the hardcore challenge of the Master Tier, or the incredibly desirable rewards at the end of the trails.”

 

In addition to the Clue Scroll overhaul, this month saw the release of two teasers for future updates: a taster of the long-awaited Bank Rework– which came top in the 2017 player survey – and a beta of the Mining and Smithing skills update.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Review: YumeNikki Dream Diary


I've been looking forward to the release of YumeNikki Dream Diary and have covered each drip of information as it has come out. Not very much was known and they kept a lot under wraps. We now the game is out, and I have been playing it for a few days.

The game itself is a re-imagining of the original YumeNikki game. The first thing you will notice is that you really are not given much information. The controls are very minimal, left right up down, Jump, wake up, and interact, and that's it. You start off in pretty much pitch black, and have no instructions of what to do or where to go.

Now I had an issue when I started the game, everything was pitch black, I checked an online walkthrough and it was in daytime, so no idea what happened here. This occurs on another level, so I am assuming this is a bug in the game, or an issue with my graphics card, not sure.

Either way I managed to get myself back home in the game.

You find a red splat on the floor and then you wake up. After you get used to the slightly unusual controls you will eventually figure out to go back to sleep, when you do just that, you wake up on a balcony, find your way back into the bedroom, and when you exit the room, that is when you realise there are different levels that you can enter by going through various doors. And that is where the game really starts.

There are 6 dreamworlds to explore. Each one different, as you explore them you will find yourself quickly immersed into the game. I was reminded of couple of  classic Amiga games, Another World and Oddworld.

Now this game is hard, and sometimes I found it frustrating instead of challenging, which can be a problem. Sometimes it is so dark, that it becomes almost impossible to know what to do or where to go. The soundtrack is incredible, and there are moments that will make you jump. It's weird, it's unusual, it's strange, it's surreal.

The object of the game is to collect "Effects", you will see these as having the letter E by them, you interact with them and then you have collected them.

You cant "die" as such in this game, but you can find yourself in inescapable areas that mean the only escape is to wake up and start again.

Overall the game is interesting, and much like the original I suspect that it will soon become a cult classic. Perhaps mainstream gamers will never truly appreciate the game, but I suspect it will find a hardcore following very quick.

I give YumeNikki Dream Diary 7 out of 10.

Review by Jon Donnis

Buy
http://store.steampowered.com/app/774811/YUMENIKKI_DREAM_DIARY/
and
http://playism-games.com/game/335/yumenikki-dream-diary

Friday, 23 February 2018

YumeNikki Dream Diary out now on Playism and Steam!

About YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY
Yume Nikki has been hailed as one of the greatest (and most controversial) games ever created with RPG Maker. The new YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- is not a remake, but a full reimagining of the original―reconstructed and enhanced using elements and styles of modern indie games.

“YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- Now, wake up...” is the release trailer, showing the first glimpse of the main character, Madotsuki, wandering around the “dream” in which the game is set. Additionally, this trailer contains the theme song by AQUILA.

Story
The main character, Madotsuki, is able to venture to the world of dreams by sleeping in her bed.

Then, by opening the doors that appear in front of her, she becomes able to explore various dream worlds.

Featuring a collaboration with Ao Oni!
We are proud to bring you an amazing collaboration between YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY and Ao Oni―another beloved RPG Maker masterpiece with a cult following to match Yume Nikki.

Experience the terror of Ao Oni in the world of YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY-.

Introducing Super NASU
Recreated from the popular game-in-game NASU from the original Yume Nikki!

Shoot down the objects appearing on screen to score points! Get the eggplant (“nasu”) to power up! Take a break from wandering through “dreams” with Super NASU.

Bonus Perks
All players purchasing YUMENIKKI –DREAM DIARY- between Feb. 23, 2018 and Mar. 31, 2018 will receive three types of YUMENIKKI –DREAM DIARY- wallpapers for PC for free.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Xenon Valkyrie+ Launch Trailer


Roguelite Platformer with RPG elements for hardcore gamers.

With old-school graphics and high quality chiptune music, level up and get the amazing power of the Xenon Valkyrie!

The Escapists 2: Big Top Breakout Release Trailer


Roll up! Roll up! Step right up and attempt to escape the most entertaining inmate compound yet! Big Top Breakout features all the bells, whistles and squirty flowers you’d expect from lifetime imprisonment in the circus. Serving your time as a clown in the travelling circus, you have to earn your keep by lion taming, face painting and making balloon animals, whilst making sure you show up for Show Time to perform for the paying circus attendees.

Big Top Breakout is available separately, or as part of the Season Pass.


GameStore Brings Capcom's Mega Man to GameStore for Android


Dortmund, Germany – February 22nd, 2018 –snakebyte® group, industry leaders in gaming hardware and software solutions, announced today that six classic Capcom® Mega Man games will be making their way to GameStore, a new Android® based, gaming subscription service, making mobile gaming safe, simple and accessible to everyone!

More than 30 years after Mega Man burst onto the gaming scene, the legendary series of games is as popular as ever, still setting the bar for action platformers and loved by millions of gamers worldwide!  Starting today, GameStore customers have access to six classic adventures including:

  • Mega Man® Mobile – Stop the evil Dr. Wily™ in this classic for the ages!
  • Mega Man® 2 Mobile – He’s back! Only Mega Man can stop Dr. Wily when he resurfaces to threaten the world again!
  • Mega Man® 3 Mobile - Uncharted planets, unhinged robots, Mega Man must set a course for space to resolve this unexplained crisis.
  • Mega Man® 4 Mobile – Introducing an all-new threat to the world, Mega Man must do battle with Dr. Cossack!
  • Mega Man® 5 Mobile – As robots’ cause chaos in the city, Mega Man must discover how Proto Man is involved!
  • Mega Man® 6 Mobile - The Global Robot Alliance is formed, but the enigmatic Mr.X™ appears to put a stop to this newfound peace!

The series of Mega Man titles join the recently announced classics from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., already available onGameStore, alongside hundreds of other hit titles to discover.

A brand-new way to enjoy gaming without limits,GameStore brings an ever-expanding catalogue of new and retro games, available to play on or offline for a low monthly fee. With no contract to sign, gamers are free to come and go as they please, all safe in the knowledge that they will never need pay for in-game purchases, be saddled with adverts, or subjected to damaging virus’s or malware.

“Those who appreciate classic gaming know that Mega Man is a peerless series of games which offer challenge, thrills and timeless adventure. We couldn’t be happier that GameStore is now home to these gems.” said Mike Steup, President and CEO of snakebyte group. When we announced GameStore, we promised to bring a continuous series of prestigious mobile titles to the service, which we believe delivers unrivalled value and choice for Android gamers. Today’s announcement continues to demonstrate our commitment to GameStore and we look forward to seeing the service expand yet further in the months ahead.”

GameStore is available now. For more information, please visit http://www.gamestoreapp.com/.
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Launch date for Switch exclusive Castle of Heart revealed!


Cracow, Poland, 20th February 2018: 7Levels, the Polish indie developer, is pleased to announce that the exciting platformer, Castle of Heart, will be available to on the Nintendo eShop in Europe, North America, Mexico and Australia from 23rd of March 2018 at price $14.99/€14.99/£13,49.

Castle of Heart is a classic action platformer where players take control of a cursed knight who has been turned to stone by an evil sorcerer’s spell. Our brave hero must travel all the way from their petrified village to the dark ruler’s castle, mastering each of the levels along the way.

Castle of Heart offers beautiful and detailed 3D graphics with changing landscapes, weather conditions, and rich backgrounds. The game’s aesthetics and bestiary are in equal parts inspired by Slavic mythology, with some environmental details derived straight from famous, mystical locations in Poland, the developers’ home country, and the dark fantasy atmosphere of the best action platformer titles from the genre’s golden age. All of this makes Castle of Heart the perfect mix of classic influences and modern design, utilizing the spectrum of the Switch’s features, which will enchant both fans of the genre and newcomers alike.

CASTLE OF HEART MAIN FEATURES
A unique main character: a knight turned into stone who needs to keep fighting to avoid disintegrating
20 completely different levels in 4 beautiful environments loosely inspired by real-life locations
Roughly 50 types of both short- and long-range weapons, allowing each gamer to find their own, individual combat style
HD Rumble support, further increasing players’ immersion
At least 7 hours of addictive, exciting gameplay
Epic boss fights at the end of every location
Breathtaking graphic design
Numerous power-ups that enrich the gameplay
Castle of Heart will launch exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on 23rd of March, 2018.

More information about the game can be found on the official website (www.7lvls.com) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/7lvls/)

Thursday, 15 February 2018

SHAQ FU: A LEGEND REBORN TO STOMP ONLINE AND AT GLOBAL RETAIL THIS SPRING



 



WATFORD, United Kingdom, and MAPLEWOOD, N.J.– Feb. 15, 2018 – Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will launch this spring for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC and Nintendo Switch™. In an all-new partnership, Saber Interactive has joined forces with independent publisher Wired Productions to give this cult-favourite a global digital and physical release.

Check out the trailer here:

PEGI: https://youtu.be/ErZwhtafxOQ

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.

 

“We know diehard fans have been waiting eagerly to experience the hard-hitting action of this new take onShaq Fu, and we’re excited to team up with Wired Productions to get the game physically into the hands of players this spring,” said Saber CEO Matt Karch.

 

Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions, commented, “Shaq Fu has an incredible legacy in the history of video games, and we’re delighted to be part of the team shooting to earn Shaq his place in the future of video games.”

 

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will arrive globally at physical and digital retail this spring for the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, Windows PC and Nintendo Switch. This game is a co-production of Saber and Big Deez Productions and published in partnership with Wired Productions.

 

Anyone who purchased NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch prior to June 10, 2017, will receive a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn upon release. Saber will share more specifics regarding timing and delivery of rewards for the game’s Indiegogo backers directly via the game’s Indiegogo page.

CHERRY POP GAMES, DEVELOPER OF SPORTS BAR VR ANNOUNCE THE WORLD’S FIRST VR SOCCER GAME - VRFC – LAUNCHING ON FEBRUARY 27TH WORLDWIDE

Manchester,​ ​UK​ ​–​ ​February 15th, ​2017​ ​–​ Cherry Pop Games, developers of highly successful videogames in both traditional and VR spaces announced today VRFC, the world’s first VR football game, for Playstation®VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift platforms will launch worldwide on February 27th.

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, 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 offer 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.

Gemma Jessop, CherryPop Games said, “We’re delighted to be able to share VRFC with the world, as a team we have had a ball (pun intended) making this game. At CherryPop we like to push the boundaries on what’s possible in VR, and with VRFC we certainly did that. We wanted to be able to provide a new experience to the ever growing VR community.” She continued. “ We are utterly passionate about VR; it’s a tactile and wonderful platform, and VRFC brings football to life in a new and exciting way.”

Shortly after launch, a companion app will be released for iOS and Android devices, adding first person play between mobile and VR devices.

To follow all the latest news on VRFC, please visit the following channels:
http://www.virtualrealityfootballclub.com
https://twitter.com/cherrypopgames

ABOUT​ ​CHERRY​ ​POP​ ​GAMES
Located in Manchester, UK, Cherry Pop Games is an independent, multi-platform development studio specializing in Immersive gaming experiences with a core focus on emerging trends. With a target of blending new and exciting technology with a social world to create truly memorable moments in gaming. Cherry Pop Games, throws out the rule book on isolation in VR and instead embraces the future of social interaction in the virtual world.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

First 26 Minutes of Kingdom Come Deliverance


Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire.

Bohemia – located in the heart of Europe, the region is rich in culture, silver, and sprawling castles. The death of its beloved ruler, Emperor Charles IV, has plunged the kingdom into dark times: war, corruption, and discord are tearing this jewel of the Holy Roman Empire apart.

One of Charles' sons, Wenceslas, has inherited the crown. Unlike his father, Wenceslas is a naive, self-indulgent, unambitious monarch. His half-brother and King of Hungary, Sigismund the Red Fox, senses weakness in Wenceslas. Feigning good will, Sigismund travels to Bohemia and kidnaps his half-brother. With no king on the throne, Sigismund is now free to plunder Bohemia and seize its riches.

In the midst of this chaos, you're Henry, the son of a blacksmith. Your peaceful life is shattered when a mercenary raid, ordered by King Sigismund himself, burns your village to the ground. By bittersweet fortune, you are one of the few survivors of this massacre.

Without a home, family, or future you end up in the service of Lord Radzig Kobyla, who is forming a resistance against the invasion. Fate drags you into this bloody conflict and shoves you into a raging civil war, where you help fight for the future of Bohemia.

Redeem your past and emerge a hero!

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Knockout League - Launch Trailer | PS VR


It's time! Knockout League is now available on PSVR!  This is arcade style VR boxing and it's ready to give you the challenge of a lifetime. Train in the gym of the legendary Doug Johnson or step into the ring against 9 crazy characters and put your boxing skills to the test!    

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Layers of Fear: Legacy wishes all horror fans a happy Valentine’s Day!


13th February, 2018 – Cracow, Poland – Bloober Team, the leading developer of psychological horror games, has taken inspiration from famous romance artworks and recreated them as they might have appeared in their upcoming horror game – Layers of Fear Legacy.

Featuring Sir Frank Bernard Dicksee’s Romeo and Juliet and Frederic Leighton’s The Reconciliation of the Montagues and the Capulets over the Dead Bodies of Romeo and Juliet, the art department at Bloober Team has given a horror spin to the art just in time for Valentine’s Day!

To coincide with this romantic holiday, Bloober Team have not only recreated these famous artworks, but also revealed some interesting facts based on the data acquired during the distribution run of the previous Layers of Fear titles.

In spite of widespread stereotypes, almost a half of Layers of Fear players identified as female. Additionally, players’ feedback has indicated that those who enjoy playing horror games will later introduce their significant others to them, making horror games the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day. After all, the psychology of falling in love and being scared are not so different from each other.

In Layers of Fear: Legacy, players are taken on a journey though the delusions of a painter who is slowly descending into madness. Exploring the painter’s mansion, which can shift and change at any moment, players will uncover nightmarish visions and learn the mystery behind the painter and help him create his ultimate masterpiece – a true Magnum Opus.

Layers of Fear: Legacy will launch worldwide on 21stFebruary 2018 and willalso include all of the content known from the praised Inheritance DLC, which provides a new look on the story from the perspective of a new player character.


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Friday, 9 February 2018

Indie Publisher Playism Releases New Screenshots Providing First Look at Upcoming YUMENIKKI –DREAM DIARY


OSAKA - Feb. 9, 2018 - Acclaimed Japanese indie publisher PLAYISM released today new screens from its upcoming dream exploration adventure title YUMENIKKI –DREAM DIARY- including a variety of “pages” torn straight from the newly reimagined Dream Diary. The screen shots provide the world's first look upcoming title due to release on Feb. 23 for PC on Steam and Playism.  

In its original form, RPG Maker darling Yume Nikki was a divisively controversial work among fans. By contrast, YumeNikki -Dream Diary- is a collaborative show of the utmost respect for auteur Kikiyama’s seminal release.

The RPG Maker team at Kadokawa has paired up with Active Gaming Media’s development team of ardent Yume Nikki fans to bring you this modern indie title in the form of YumeNikki -Dream Diary-. This diverging follow-up combines influences from the original game and other recent indie juggernauts to create something wholly unique.

YumeNikki -Dream Diary- was created under supervision and with the full cooperation from the original creator, Kikiyama themselves. We hope it will help to create a whole new wave of fans, as well as push the envelope in terms of what RPG Maker games can become.

Featuring "all-new old" original character!

A character dormant in Kikiyama’s imagination (and design documents) surfaces 16 years after Yume Nikki’s original release.










Acclaimed Indie Publisher Playism Announces Release of Mech Battle Racer - Break Arts II On Steam and Playism


OSAKA - Feb. 9, 2018 -  Acclaimed Japanese indie publisher PLAYISM is proud to announce that the highly anticipated robot battle racing PC game Break Arts II, developed by Mercury Studio, is out now on Playism and Steam.

The follow up hit mobile title Break Arts: Cyber Battle Racing, Break Arts II brings in a variety of changes, upgrades and adaptions including:

Intense Battle Racing -  Not only can you race in Break Arts II, but break (destroy) your opponents who are ahead of you by making use of various equipment such as weapons, traps and more!

Robust Mech Customization -  The real thrill of Break Arts II isn’t just racing, but the freedom to customize and build your own machines to show off to friends and opponents.

Assemble your robot from multiple parts each with their own abilities, allowing for unlimited possibilities! There are also parts which unfold, come apart and revolve, so you can make your dream machine!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Victor Vran Overkill Edition headed to Nintendo Switch this summer



Watford, U.K. — February 8, 2018 — Wired Productions, a leading independent games publisher, in partnership with developer Haemimont Games, is pleased to announce that 2017’s critically-acclaimed Victor Vran: Overkill Edition arrives on Nintendo Switch this summer. Featuring Motörhead: Through the Ages and Fractured Worlds, this definitive edition of the award-winning Action RPG will arrive in both physical and on digital formats, with an SRP of £34.99/€39.99/$39.99.


Check out the Victor Vran Switch announcement trailer here:

https://youtu.be/725_RgB10rE


In Victor Vran: Overkill Edition players and fans can experience the original all-action game in full, alongside the ethereal Fractured Worlds – a challenging and empowering new chapter in the story of Victor Vran, and Motörhead: Through the Ages – a wild tour through the mythos, music and attitude of the loudest band in the world.

“Victor Vran: Overkill Edition will be the first game of its kind to arrive on the Nintendo Switch,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions, “A masterpiece both technically and in its gameplay, Haemimont Games’ classic RPG will be a must have addition for Switch owners around the world.”

“Victor Vran has taken us on an incredible journey,” said Gabriel Dobrev, CEO at Haemimont Games. “From working with Motörhead to seeing so many players love the game as we have has been a real privilege – we’re excited for Victor’s next strides onto the Switch platform.”

 

About Victor Vran

Victor Vran is an award-winning, isometric action RPG that encourages players to venture and vanquish to their liking. Players can forge their own personal version of Victor by utilizing a vast array of powerful weapons, game-changing outfits, and wicked, spell-like demon powers. Take on waves of demons and clever boss monsters alone, on the couch alongside an ally, or online as a team of four – and emerge victorious.

For more information and to stay versed with the latest news on Victor Vran, please visit the official website at www.VictorVran.com, Like the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VictorVran, and follow the official Twitter account at https://twitter.com/VictorVran



LINEAGE 2: REVOLUTION CELEBRATES THE SEASON OF LOVE WITH EXCLUSIVE VALENTINE’S DAY QUESTS


Seoul, Korea (February 7, 2018) – Netmarble Games Corp., the fastest-growing mobile game company worldwide, is asking players to be their Valentine with the addition of four new Valentine’s Day in-game events to their hit mobile MMORPG Lineage 2: Revolution.

From now until February 28, Lineage 2: Revolution will host two love-themed in-game events that offer exclusive rewards. The Guard Captain’s Love Event allows players to collect candies upon completing quests, with each 100 candies earned, players get the opportunity make a move on the ‘Raw Chocolate of Love’ map to earn special items. Upon completing the ‘Raw Chocolate of Love’ map, players will be rewarded with additional special items such as the Strengthening Material Box, Grade R Weapon/Armor/Accessory Varnish and Grade R Attribute Stone.

The Valentine’s Day Happy Loyalty Event allows players to exchange 300 loyalty points, which can be acquired by purchasing in-game items, for a 1 Grade R Attribute Stone used to enhance equipment attributes. (Note: only 1 Grade R Attribute Stone can be exchanged per week).

Beginning today and ending on February 21, two additional in-game events will allow players to earn chocolates to exchange for exclusive gifts. In the Chocolate Collection Event, players can receive chocolates by defeating Named Monsters or Field Bosses and can exchange those chocolates for in-game items like Core Boxes, Valentine’s Gift Boxes and Maphr’s Protection. Players who log into the game daily during the 7-Day Login Event will receive additional Valentine Chocolate Boxes, which also grant chocolates that can be exchanged with special in-game items. When the event ends, chocolates can also be sold or used as buff items.

“Celebrate the season of love with these sweet and lovely in-game quests!” said Netmarble’s Chief Glober Officer, Seungwon Lee. “This year we’re asking players to be our Valentine and hope they enjoy the gifts and chocolates we’ve planned throughout the month.”

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 website at http://l2.netmarble.com

Gaming Istanbul 2018 celebrates another year of incredible growth as Europe’s 3rd largest gaming event


GIST 2018, Europe’s fastest growing video games trade and consumer show cemented its place in the heart of the gaming industry with more than 20% growth in visitors over 2017, making GIST Europe’s 3rd largest gaming event.

Located at Istanbul’s ICC International Congress Center and taking place Thursday 1st February to Saturday 4th February, GIST played host to some of the world’s most loved gaming brands, from Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Online, to huge franchises from Xbox, PlayStation, Ubisoft, Blizzard and Nvidia.

MENA’s largest networking event, GIST|DC, in association with Appodeal, enabled more meetings than ever before, generating business for local developers, facilitating export and localization to countries across the globe, and informed the future with a dedicated speaker programme.

“GIST is now an essential platform for the games industry across MENA, and the region’s most successful event, showcasing leading gaming franchises to a constantly growing audience,” said Cevher Eryürek, Director GIST at GL Events. “GIST has so much to offer consumers, business leaders, developers and brands looking to communicate directly whit their audience, and as we continue to see strong growth in both exhibition and networking, we’re focused on ensuring GIST goes from strength-to-strength.”

From February 1st - 4th, GIST Gaming Istanbul 2018, Turkey's premiere B2B and B2C gaming expo, took place at Istanbul's ICC International Congress Center, covering over 14,000 m² of expo grounds directly in Istanbul's city Center.

GIST Gaming Istanbul and GIST|DC debuted in February 2016, attracting approximately 50,000 visitors, while GIST 2017 attracted 33% more visitors than its first year. GIST 2018 continued that trajectory, firmly placing GIST as a central global event in the videogames industry.

http://www.gamingistanbul.com/en/


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

First Official Gameplay Video from Castle of Heart


7th February, 2018 – Cracow, Poland – Today developer, 7Levels, has shared the first gameplay video from Castle of Heart, an action platformer for Nintendo Switch, scheduled to be released in Q1 2018.

This video showcases the first of the game’s main environments – the village. Each of the environments offers a unique setting for several levels each. The video shows off the game’s dynamic combat action, changing conditions and breathtaking platforming sequences on the roofs of the village’s buildings.

The gameplay video is available to view here:

https://youtu.be/DpQJt-MpP04 

The protagonist of Castle of Heart is a knight, turned to stone by the curse of the evil mage. If he doesn’t replenish his energy level regularly, he begins to crumble. This may lead to losing an arm, which makes using one of the 50 different side weapons acquired during his journey impossible. The game offers 20 levels set in 4 unique environments, providing over 7 hours of intense experience. Castle of Heart utilizes unique Nintendo Switch features, such as HD Rumble.

Layers of Fear: Legacy launch date for Switch revealed!

21st February, 2018 – Cracow, Poland:  Bloober Team, the independent videogames developer behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear franchise, is pleased to confirm that Layers of Fear: Legacy will be available digitally on the Nintendo eShop on 21st February (RRP £17,99/€19,99/$19,99).

The launch trailer can be found here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mghPeaaB9HE

Layers of Fear: Legacy is based upon the successful 2016 game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and has been remastered and redesigned to be a unique offering in the Nintendo Switch horror genre portfolio and is shaping up to be the most immersive horror game for the console.

Players will experience an innovative portrayal of an artist’s descent into madness, while following his struggle for perfection. Inspired by the darkest movements in classic art, the game feature a gritty and atmospheric setting, derived from masterpiece artworks of past centuries.

The game includes the critically acclaimed Inheritance DLC, which provides a different perspective on the story of the painter.

For more information, visit the Bloober Team’s official pageFacebook and Twitter.




Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Lunar Great Wall Studios unveiled with a focus on emotional experiences

Milan, Italy – 6 February, 2018 — Pioneering Italian games developer, Lunar Great Wall Studios (lgwstudios.com) announced today its formal unveiling to the games industry, with sights set firmly on providing the best, creatively unique gaming experiences to players worldwide.


The new studio was founded in May 2016 by Marco Ponte, a games industry veteran with over 15 years of experience within the industry, with the support of internationally renowned Jinglebell Communication, and aims to combine expertise, creative talent and technology.


Lunar Great Wall Studios also invite you to meet the team behind its creative projects, giving gaming enthusiasts a look inside its studio as it embarks on its game development journey, discussing the creative vision and exciting studio culture.


https://youtu.be/V56ttiqZ8S8

 
Marco Ponte, CEO of Lunar Great Wall Studios commented: "We've had a fantastic first-year, securing over one million euros in funding, allowing us to come to the point that we're ready to reveal ourselves to the world." He continued, "We're all very passionate about what we do and always look to work on products which take a different direction from traditional design and genre. We're very excited to be working on our own original IP to be announced in the near future, which is an innovative 'emotion-driven' multi-platform projects where fun, art and culture are the protagonists"


Ponte, who has more than 25 published titles to his name across a wide variety of platforms has recruited a strong team of professionals share his vision for the company and are all driven by their passion for the games industry. This has driven Ponte to invest in the future of the industry, with bespoke courses designed to usher in a new generation of talent.

 
Ponte continues, "Lunar Great Wall Studios is to be more than a developer; a catalyst for growth in our industry. Our investment in talent isn't limited by our studio, but driven by it, with courses designed to be accessible. Featuring guests from other developers, we're excited to allow a point of entry for anyone that wants to break into the games industry."


Lunar Great Wall Studios will be developing games for all major platforms (PC/ Mac/ PS4/ XboxOne/ Nintendo Switch) as well as for the mobile market, with two titles currently in production. It is also researching and developing solutions for new virtual and augmented reality devices, including new ways of interacting, with the aim of offering original gaming experiences to both consumers and B2B clients.

To learn about new announcements and updates, follow Lunar Great Wall Studios via social media:

[Twitter] www.twitter.com/LGW_Studios

[LinkedIN] www.linkedin.com/company/15079601/

[Facebook] www.facebook.com/Lunar-Great-Wall-Studios-283210152034220/

For business enquiries, please contactbusiness@lgwstudios.com



Saturday, 3 February 2018

Feral Fury - Launch Trailer | PS4


Fast-paced twin stick shooter rogue-lite action, Playstation 4 Release: 29 January 2018.

"May the soil we conquer nurture the holy seeds of the great bamboo"

Long after humankind perished in the flames of the oil wars, the great panda empire is expanding throughout the galaxy as the new dominant power. With the old world in ashes and an endless need for bamboo, entire planets are turned into plantations, and the flames of war are lit once again.

• 15 Procedurally-generated stages split into 5 chapters
• Tons of items including helmets, weapons, drones, power ups, scrolls and more
• Collect orbs to unlock permanent upgrades
• Find secret stages and hidden keys to unlock special shops and merchants
• Unlockable characters
• Endless Daily Run - Take the fight to the leaderboards once a day in a locked seed with 3 random items and 1 random curse (e.g. slippery floor, bouncing enemy bullets).


Thursday, 1 February 2018

Istanbul welcomes the world as GIST Gaming Istanbul 2018 opens to visitors


Istanbul, Turkey - February 1st 2018 – GIST 2018, Europe’s fastest growing video games trade and consumer show opens today. Four days packed with some of the biggest developers, publishers and games this year, the consumer show embodies the spirit of the videogames industry, while GIST Developer Conference (GIST|DC) welcomes hundreds of industry representatives speaking, networking and learning more about the industry across MENA, Europe, China and beyond.

As the largest trade event for the MENA development community, GIST|DC, in association with Appodeal begins in earnest on Thursday February 1st, running until Saturday February 3rd, supported by a swathe of partners and trade bodies from around the world, showcases its largest programme of talks, panel sessions and networking events to-date; the largest ever for the MENA region.

Offering a comprehensive programme for both developers, analysts and business development, the three-day event offers the insight developers in the MENA region crave, but also allows international business to learn and network with MENA based companies.

Videogame fans from Turkey and beyond will be delighted with all the games and events throughout the consumer show, with PlayStation, Microsoft, Pearl Abyss, Blizzard, Ubisoft, Nvidia, Epin, Aral, IGG, Redbull, Monster Energy, Papara, Proud Dinosaurs and more, all in attendance, as well as a dedicated pavilion of Chinese companies organised by Beluga Global.  If games are your passion, Gaming Istanbul provides everything you’ll need to have a great time.

From February 1nd - 4th, GIST Gaming Istanbul 2017, Turkey's premiere B2B and B2C gaming expo, at Istanbul's ICC International Congress Center, covering over 10,000 m² of expo grounds directly in Istanbul's city Center.

GIST Gaming Istanbul and GIST|DC debuted in February 2016, attracted approx.  50,000 visitors, while GIST 2017 attracted 50% more visitors than its first year. GIST 2018 continues that trajectory, firmly placing GIST as a central global event in the videogames industry.

http://www.gamingistanbul.com/en/


The Town of Light: Deluxe Edition Coming to Nintendo Switch this Spring


Watford, U.K. — February 1, 2017 — Wired Productions, a leading games publisher and developer, and LKA, a leading Italian games studio, are pleased to announce The Town of Light: Deluxe Edition will be released at retail and digitally only on Nintendo Switch this Spring.

The Town of Light is an evocative and historically inspired exploration of mental health and its treatment in the mid-20th century.  Played through the fictional eyes of Renée, a 16-year-old girl who suffers from symptoms of mental illness, players must search for answers to the many questions of her past, while exploring and uncovering the place where she spent most of her youth. What happens next is a dark and emotional journey where the lines of interactive entertainment, storytelling and reality frequently tend to blur.

The Deluxe Edition builds on The Town of Light’s 2017 console release with a collection of documentary content, allowing inquisitive players to learn about the hospital at Volterra and the lives of its patients, for the first time within the game’s release.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support The Town of Light has received around the world,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions, “we are delighted to continue our journey with LKA and to bring The Town of Light, a game which has provoked valuable discussion around its subject matter, to an even greater audience.”

“We created The Town of Light to talk about mental health,” said Luca Dalcò, Studio Head at LKA, “bringing the game once again to an all new format allows us to continue that mission. Our relationship with Wired continues to go from strength to strength.”

In September 2017, Wired Productions and LKA embarked on the ‘You Are Not Alone’ campaign, with the aim of raising awareness of mental health both inside the games industry and with its players. During the campaign $10,000 was raised for Take This, Inc, a non-profit charity who help to provide basic mental health care for those who can’t afford it as well as ‘AFK Rooms’ at some of the world’s most prominent video games events.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest news for The Town of Light, please visit the official website at www.TheTownOfLight.com, Like the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheTownOfLight and follow the official Twitter account at https://twitter.com/TheTownOfLight

Check out my exclusive review of The Town of Light Here