Sunday, 21 July 2019
Have a Jurassic lark this October: RuneFest’s prehistoric theme sets the stage for the biggest RuneScape and Old School convention to date
Friday 19th July 2019, Cambridge, UK – Jagex today revealed the theme for RuneFest 2019, the ninth annual fan convention for RuneScape and Old School RuneScape players. The two-day event will be bending time on Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October, with its themed expo area taking inspiration from the prehistoric past of Gielinor as seen in RuneScape’s new dinosaur-infested Land Out of Time summer update, as well as the petrified present of Fossil Island as featured in Old School RuneScape.
RuneScape RuneFest 2019 theme reveal:
Taking place at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, just outside London, UK, RuneFest attracts thousands of attendees and 2019 is set to be the biggest to date. The celebrations begin on the evening of 4th October with The Golden Gnomes Awards Night – a red-carpet evening that recognises the very best of the RuneScape and Old School RuneScape community’s achievements and names its champions.
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Thursday, 18 July 2019
Review by Jon Donnis
I was playing Jimmy White's 'Whirlwind' Snooker back on the Amiga in the early 90's, and since then I have been a fan of Snooker and Pool games. And there has been countless games over the years, some good, some ok, and some truly awful. So where does Pool Nation fit in this?
Well for a start there are just a few things you need to get right to make a good game.
1. Game Physics - Do the balls move as you would expect them to on a real table.
2. Graphics - Especially in 2019, anything less than near photo realism is a failure.
2. Game Modes - Other than the main game, what else is there to do?
Well I am happy to say that Pool Nation ticks all three boxes. It looks great, it plays great, and there is lots to do.
Although this is a "pool" game you can also play snooker. This is a nice addition, but it wont be the reason you buy this game, but the fact it is there very good news.
You can play online or offline as you would expect, everything is very slick, the presentation and so on. Live online matches play perfectly, there are leagues to enter, cups, the usual options.
There are some issues with Trophies, not sure what that's all about, but I don't really care about collecting trophies, so I am not at all bothered about this. And I am sure it will get fixed as new updates are released.
There is a Trick Shot mode coming soon as DLC, which I am looking forward to.
Overall this is a very good Pool game, you can play US or UK pool, snooker included, what more could you ask for.
I give this game a solid 8/10
Out now digitally on the PlayStation Store. Physical releaseAugust 30th!
Pool Nation will launch with an SRP of £15.99 / €19.99 / $19.99.
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
LONDON (17th July 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., today released a brand-new video in the ongoing ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY®’ series that sheds light on the development of some of the most-beloved entries in the classic series.
Within the ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™’ featurette, the talented creative minds behind the beloved game discuss its creation and their inspirations on making the vast and magical world of Ivalice, featuring interviews with the game’s director Takashi Katano and producer Hiroaki Kato.
Watch the ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE’ featurette
The ‘Inside FINAL FANTASY’ series takes viewers on a deep dive into the legacy of the series bringing together interviews with a variety of original creators, artists and developers. Previously released videos in the series have given in-depth looks at FINAL FANTASY IX, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™, FINAL FANTASY VII and FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster, sharing new information on the development of these revered, fan-favourite titles. Follow the FINAL FANTASY YouTube channel for updates in the Inside FINAL FANTASY series: https://www.youtube.com/finalfantasy
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE is now available for STEAM®, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo Switch™ system and the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X. For more information, go to: https://eu.finalfantasy.com
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Watford, UK – July 16, 2019 –– Award-winning publisher, Wired Productions and acclaimed Dutch game studio, KeokeN Interactive, have today released a developer video for Deliver us the Moon. The video highlights new gameplay from the upcoming Sci-Fi thriller along with narration from Koen Deetman, Game Director, explaining how he and his brother, Managing Director Paul Deetman, knew from an early age that their future was destined to involve space!
Currently in development for Steam, PlayStation® 4 and the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X, the team at KeokeN wanted to celebrate the heroic mission of the men and women who took part in Apollo 11’s journey to the Moon. Inspired by their Grandpa’s stories the developers set about creating something that captured everything they used to dream about. Set 100 years after the first human-made object reached the surface of the Moon, Deliver Us The Moon even pays homage to the original moon landing, with the original moon lander and US flag recreated for players to visit!
“It’s unimaginable to think about how much bravery it takes to leave our home-planet and set foot on another celestial body.’ Said Koen Deetman. “My brother and I have always asked the question ‘What would it be like being an Astronaut’, and Deliver us the Moon was our way of living out our childhood dreams.”
Deliver Us The Moon is a Sci-Fi thriller set in an apocalyptic near future where Earth's natural resources are depleted. In an effort to solve the energy crisis, global powers created the World Space Agency and secured a promising new source of energy on the moon. The World Space Agency colonized and operated from the moon until one fateful night all communications with Earth ceased and the energy source was lost. Now, years later, you assume the role of Earth's last astronaut on a do-or-die mission to investigate what happened and save humanity. During this adventure, players only companion is a small robot named ASE. Together you will traverse the moon, explore abandoned facilities, gather clues and ultimately uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of those long gone!
Deliver us the Moon is scheduled for release later this year.
Friday, 12 July 2019
LONDON (12th July 2019) The summer of building begins today as DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2™ is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Square Enix Ltd’s., highly anticipated block-building role-playing game is a completely standalone experience that will satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike with its charming gameplay, expansive world, brand new co-op feature and endless building possibilities.
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View the DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 launch trailer below:
In DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2, players take on the role of a young apprentice builder who finds themselves washed up on the Isle of Awakening alongside Malroth, a mysterious youth suffering from amnesia. Together, the two explore different islands while developing skills to become a “Master Builder” by helping townsfolk, crafting materials and fighting off enemies.
As a follow-up to the acclaimed 2016 game DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS, the sequel introduces online multiplayer for the first time, allowing up to four friends to play together and create something truly magnificent. DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 also features a plethora of upgrades, including the ability to construct bigger structures, travel by soaring, swimming and dashing, farming crops, first person mode and much more, making for an experience that is bigger, better and buildier than ever before! DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is a standalone experience featuring new characters, an expansive world, unlimited building combinations, and a storyline that’s sure to satisfy long-time fans and newcomers.
Players can purchase the digital deluxe edition of the game, which includes a Season Pass, featuring three DLC packs released after launch, giving access to recipes, hairstyles, clothing and all-new areas to explore. The Season Pass is also available to purchase separately from today.
● Hotto Stuff Pack (available from 26th July)- Including more than 40 recipes to help players design and decorate structures in the style of the Hotto Steppe - a popular resting area in a distant land. Players will also gain access to an all-new island with the materials needed to build these new recipes.
● Aquarium Pack - The world of DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 has become your oyster. A fishing island awaits you, where you can learn how to catch and breed 40 different fish that can be added to your own DIY aquarium. Unlock an additional tool, the fishing rod, as well as customisation options and apparel fitting of a water bound adventure.
● Modernist Pack - This set includes over 70 recipes for modern-looking structures, hairstyles and clothing. Build a luxury hotel, modern condominiums and more with the largest new set of recipes yet.
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2 is available now for the PlayStation®4 system. For more information, visit: https://dqbuilders2.com
Thursday, 11 July 2019
Florianopolis, Brazil – July 10, 2019 – Hoplon, the developers behind post-apocalyptic car-combat MOBA, Heavy Metal Machines, today saw the launch of its latest season of content for the ‘Metal Pass’ titled ‘Rockaway Beach’, which introduces a new pilot as well as introducing emotes into the game.
‘Rockaway Beach’, will bring over 100 new rewards to the players and includes a new Metal God Arena with new thematic visuals, new songs on the main menu. Additionally, entering battle is the new character ‘Vulture’, a bounty hunter who is set to be first character to use a motorbike, rather than a 4 wheeled vehicle.
As a member of the decimated bounty hunter motorcycle gang, the Vulture Blades MC, he has now transformed into a Golem so that he may cheat death and stay in the hunt for all eternity. Numb to most of his senses, the excitement of the hunt is the only thing that makes him feel alive.
A preview of Vulture can be viewed here:
Also added to the game this season are emotes. Players will now be able to use these equipable items to let other players know how they are feelings once they have decimated the competition to reign victorious in the arenas . Players will be able to equip up to five emotes that can be used at any time during a match. The emotes are available as rewards on Metal Pass 5, and there are other models available at the in-game store.
Rodrigo Campos, CEO commented: “We are thrilled to be announcing the new season of content for players. With Heavy Metal Machines, we feel there is a playstyle for each individual, so there really is something for everyone. Our tournaments are open to all, no matter their skill level, so there’s no excuse not to just invite your friends and team up, to take on the competition. With real world money on the line, we’re expecting the competition to be fierce, so we’ve laid down the challenge to our players – start your engines and join the arenas of Metal City.”
The fifth season of the Metal League starts on 10th August 2019 and features weekly tournaments which are open to all player at no additional cost. For more information about the Metal League and to find out how to take part please visit the website
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Manchester, UK - July 9th, 2019 – Indie developer Cherry Pop Games today confirms that the ultimate billiards simulator Pool Nation, has today launched on the PlayStation Store. Not only that, they’ve pulled the ultimate trick shot and have teamed up with award-winning video games publisher Wired Productions Ltd to bring the title to physical retailers August 30th! Pool Nation will launch with an SRP of £15.99 / €19.99 / $19.99.
Watch the launch trailer
Pool Nation for PlayStation 4® delivers a stunningly realistic on - or offline billiards experience, expanding upon the incredibly popular original PlayStation 3® release with a variety of new multiplayer features, new locations, rule-set customization and more. Developed with Unreal® Engine 4, Pool Nation is a great addition for pool and snooker fans on the PlayStation 4® - offering the most comprehensive pool game on the market!
Prepare yourself for pixel perfect physics, photo-realistic graphics and super-detailed visuals in this truly immersive representation of the sport. Play live matches seamlessly online, compete in Leagues, enroll in the Pool Nation Cup, explore the unique rule set customization tool and re-discover this much-loved sport. Pool Nation gives players the ability to pot with:
Leagues (Online competitive mode) - Players must climb the ladder and play with skill to avoid relegation to lower leagues
Play for In-game Cash – Online competitive mode. Players progress through varying difficulty levels, the more coins you earn, the higher levels you unlock
Friendlies – Invite friends to play online, customize your game type, rules, locations and more
Versus – Offline game for one or two players. Play against the AI or locally against friends.
Pool Career – Offline single-player career, start out in the qualifiers earn your place in the first cup.
Daily Challenges – Play the daily game of 3 Ball to unlock a chance to win free coins, pot 3 balls to win a random daily prize
Endurance – Keep sinking balls into pockets as they fall from above. Pot multiple balls in a row, or perform a skill shot and earn a ‘Drop Stop’ giving you a brief respite from the falling balls.
Trick shots - New and updated trick shot editor giving you the ability to easily make epic trick shots will be launched soon as free DLC.
For more information, please visit - www.cherrypopgames.com
Tuesday 9th July 2019, Cambridge, UK – Bringing an array of deadly dinosaurs to RuneScape for the very first time, the game’s major summer content update – The Land Out of Time – is now available, enabling adventurers to delve into Gielinor’s distant, prehistoric past. The launch trailer is below
Available to all RuneScape members, The Land Out of Time sees the introduction of Anachronia, a long-forgotten primordial landmass with its ferocious inhabitants, including Gielinor’s own breeds of Triceratops, Pterodactyls, and mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex.
In addition to a brand-new island to explore, The Land Out of Time also delivers new activities to master, new creatures to hunt and slay, a base for players to build with gathered resources, as well as the longest agility course ever constructed in RuneScape, challenging players to traverse the entire perimeter of Anachronia.
The Land Out of Time introduces:
Big Game Hunter: High-intensity activity featuring the tracking and trapping of giant dinosaurs
New Slayer monsters to overcome: Defeat new creatures and the deadly fauna that populate Anachronia
The longest agility course in RuneScape history! Traverse around the entire landmass and boost your Agility skill, and fast travel in style
Set up camp: Level up your base camp, established in the ruins of a forgotten civilisation on the island, through skilling and resource gathering
The Land Out of Time is the latest in several RuneScape updates set to launch over the next year that will uncover Gielinor’s ancient past, including new quests and activities. A prologue quest, Desperate Times, was released in May, while players helped the in-game shipbuilders gather resources to finish a ship seaworthy enough to reach the new landmass, utilising eight different skills including Farming, Magic, Smithing, and Crafting, in the recent limited time event, Breaking the Storm.
Dave Osborne, Lead Designer, RuneScape, said:
“We’re really excited that after 11 years the shipbuilders of Varrock have finally finished their ship and we can set sail to The Land Out of Time. Today’s launch brings significant new ways to play in RuneScape, not least the deadly cat-and-mouse game with our dinosaurs in Big Game Hunter, and the longest agility course in Gielinor ever, which goes around the entire landmass of Anachronia. We can’t wait to begin revealing more of the mystery surrounding the island over the months ahead!”
The island of Anachronia is accessible for players of all experience levels, with some activities needing different tiers of skill requirements in order to take part. Big Gaming Hunter requires at least level 75 in Hunting, while the new Slayer master – Lanniakea – requires players to have at least level 90 in the Slayer skill before she doles out new cluster tasks to complete.
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
LONDON (3rd July 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., today announced that Tifa, the fan-favourite character from FINAL FANTASY® VII, is now available for purchase as a downloadable character in both DISSIDIA® FINAL FANTASY NT and DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT Free Edition for STEAM and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
Watch the DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT Tifa reveal trailer
Tifa Lockhart joins the ever-expanding playable roster of DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT today, bringing her powerful brawler playstyle to the game. As an Assassin character, Tifa is a master of martial arts, and able to unlock varied and powerful moves the more she hits her foes. Her Limit Break ability enhances her allies according to the number of successes she manages to roll on the slot machine reels that appear on-screen.
Additionally, to celebrate the recent launch of FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers™, the latest expansion for critically-acclaimed MMO FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, players can download a special new appearance for the downloadable character Zenos yae Galvus. Zenos’ Legatus of the XIIth appearance will be available to download for free from today until 16:59 BST / 17:59 CET on 7th August 2019 on STEAM and until 23:59 local time on 7th August 2019 on PlayStation®4. For more information about FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers, visit: http://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/shadowbringers/
Both DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT and DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT Free Edition are now available on STEAM and the PlayStation®4 system. To learn more about DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY NT, go to https://sqex.link/final-fantasy-87931
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Watford, UK – July 3, 2019 –– Wired Productions Ltd., an award-winning independent video games publisher, and leading developer Caged Element Inc., today revealed plans for GRIP’s Summer of Combat as they close in on the first anniversary of the arcade racer’s full multi-format release.
Check out the new trailer here:
The Summer of Combat campaign is going to make the summer sizzle even hotter and commences with an action-packed free weekend for Xbox Live Gold members. The free weekend event begins Thursday, July 4 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT, alongside a 50% sale for racers that want to keep the battle going after the chequered flag waves! Summer of Combat then moves to PlayStation 4, Switch and PC, with weekly developer races and a scorching amount of new content. From new tracks and arena maps, to brand-new vehicles (including an as yet unannounced new licensed IP!) – in addition to a host of new updates and optimization as the developers continuously look to fine-tune GRIP for its players!
GRIP’s Summer of Combat will include:
Xbox Gold Free Play Days (July 4th to 7th)
New Artifex vehicle manufacturer containing 3 new AirBlade and Roller vehicles (DLC)
Two new free Space tracks
New garage cosmetic packs to further customise your vehicles (DLC)
New free Orbital Prime ‘Skate Style Park’ arena map
New retro car DLC pack
… and to be revealed new car, inspired by an 80’s classic
Powered by Unreal® Engine 4, GRIP: Combat Racing was a holiday hit in 2018. Since its launch, Wired Productions and Caged Element have released six free tracks, created battle lines with Red Vs Blue team modes and in May 2019, dropped the game changing update ‘AirBlades’ – which introduced anti-grav racers to the track for adrenaline pounding wheel-to-wing action, flipping the title on its head in a first for the genre!
GRIP: Combat Racing can be purchased now for console platforms (SRRP £34.99 / €34.99) and PC (SRRP £24.99 / €24.99 )
Monday, 1 July 2019
New playable characters are heading to Mario Tennis Aces! Dry Bowser will join the roster in July!
A brand new Mario Tennis game is bringing a new level of skill and competition to Nintendo Switch: Mario Tennis Aces! Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. New wrinkles in tennis gameplay will challenge your ability to read an opponent's position and stroke to determine which shot will give you the advantage. And this time the game adds the first story mode since the Mario Tennis: Power Tour game on Game Boy Advance, offering a new flavour of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions, boss battles and more
Buy from Amazon here
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Wired Productions & KeokeN Interactive take giant leap to Deliver Us The Moon for PC & Console in 2019
Watford, UK - June 27, 2019 –– Award-winning publisher, Wired Productions and acclaimed Dutch game studio, KeokeN Interactive, have today unveiled a stellar new partnership to bring the full release of space sci-fi epic Deliver Us The Moon to PC & consoles in 2019.
Powered by Unreal® Engine 4 and including both ‘Fortuna’ and the as yet unreleased ‘Tombaugh’ story expansion, Deliver Us The Moon, is set in an apocalyptic near-future where the Earth’s resources have been depleted and humanity looks to the stars. Nations band together to create the World Space Agency - an organisation tasked with solving the extreme energy crisis. The solution: colonization and exploitation of the moon’s natural reserves of Helium-3 to serve the energy needs of a growing Earth population. Suddenly, and without warning, communications with the Moon cease, and the energy source is lost. Plunged into darkness and without power, years pass as world governments come together once more to embark on a new mission - to re-establish the energy supply and with it hope for the human race.
Check out the new trailer here:
In this thrilling do-or-die adventure, prospective players are set to experience zero gravity, explore barren deserts, huge space stations and abandoned settlements on the Moon’s surface. When the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, Earth’s last hope – a lone astronaut - must be the saviour of humanity in a desolate, inhospitable environment. With a dimly lit ASE A.I. drone their only companion in the dark vacuum of space, players must piece together the events that befell a lunar colony through a narrative-driven experience unlike any other.
“With just 12 years to save the planet from irreversible climate change KeokeN’s brilliant narrative cuts close to the bone.” Said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions, “2019 marks half a century since the first moon landings, a great celebration of exploration alongside a backdrop of private enterprise embarking on a new space race – with exploitation at the forefront.”
"Reaching your game's full potential and getting it out there on the market is tough. The games industry is a wasteland filled with cowboys, and in this landscape it's hard to find honest, passionate, real and hardworking people that are able to make the difference for your product. That is exactly why we found home in the UK with the great folks at Wired Productions," said Koen Deetman, Game Director at KeokeN Interactive.
Deliver Us The Moon – including the Tombaugh story expansion – will release later in 2019. Players who’ve already supported the game by buying Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna will receive Tombaugh via a free update when it launches as part of Deliver Us The Moon later in 2019.
For more information, visit https://www.deliverusthemoon.com
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Watford, UK – June 25, 2019 –– Award-winning global publisher, Wired Productions and leading Italian game studio, Storm in a Teacup, are today proud to announce that the Nikola Tesla-inspired first-person horror game, Close to the Sun, will be making its way to Nintendo Switch in 2019. Arriving alongside the previously announced versions for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, prospective players will be able to enjoy the breath-taking and unforgettable experience, for the first time, on the go.
Check out the announcement trailer, including a first glimpse of Switch footage here:
Grounded in an alternative 19th Century where famed inventor and futurist Nikola Tesla was able to fulfil his potential and change the world forever, Close to the Sun sees players step aboard the Helios, a colossal vessel for scientific research, steeped in horror and mystery. As the heroine, Rose, players find themselves walking the massive area looking for their lost sister on the majestic yet mysterious ship created by Tesla. Where is Ada and what happened? Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!
“Close to the Sun has been counted among the most stunning games of 2019,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “Bringing titles that look this good to Switch is a challenge that we relish and the standard reached is a testament to the quality of our partner studios.”
Using the raw power of the Unreal® Engine 4 and embracing leading-edge technology to increase fidelity and quality within the game to deliver a breathtaking experience for players, Close to the Sun has already garnered considerable interest and praise from critics as well as fans. Close to the Sun is available now on the Epic Games Store and set to release later in 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
For more information, visit http://www.closetothesungame.com
Friday, 21 June 2019
LONDON (June 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., announced today that Million Arthur: Arcana Blood™, the exciting new 2D fighting game, is available to purchase now on PC (STEAM).
Million Arthur: Arcana Blood is a classic 1-vs-1 2D fighter with a huge roster of 13 playable fighters and 31 ‘Support Knight’ summon characters to assist in any way they can. Alongside chaotic action, long-time fans of the Million Arthur series will enjoy an all-new story observed by Kazuma Kamachi, centring on Britain’s Grand Martial Arts Tournament and the warriors aiming for victory and recognition as the true Arthur. With a compelling, original story mode, online competitive play, Training and Time Trial modes, and more, Million Arthur: Arcana Blood is set to excite new players into the world of the Million Arthur series.
Million Arthur: Arcana Blood brings together popular fan-favourite characters from the Million Arthur series as well as guest fighters including ‘Otherworldly Riesz’ from Trials of Mana™, ‘Otherworldly Koume Sakiyama’ from LORD of VERMILION and ‘Otherworldly Iori Yagami’ from THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV.
To celebrate the game’s launch, fans can purchase the Million Arthur: Arcana Blood LIMITED EDITION, which is available for a limited time from now until 20th August 2019. Alongside the full game, players will also receive two striking wallpapers and a music sampler featuring five punchy tracks from the game, with two composed by renowned composer Yoko Shimomura.
Additionally, Million Arthur: Arcana Blood will be playable at this year’s EVO Community Championships at the Evolution Championship Series 2019 in Las Vegas. The event will be livestreamed on 3rd August for fans to tune in and see the bombastic gameplay by top-tier players first-hand. More information will be available soon.
Million Arthur: Arcana Blood is now available on STEAM (PC). For more information, visit: https://store.steampowered.com/app/989550/Million_Arthur_Arcana_Blood
Thursday, 20 June 2019
Final Fantasy VII Remake is an upcoming action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 4. Split across multiple releases, the first part is scheduled for March 3, 2020. The game is a remake of the 1997 PlayStation game Final Fantasy VII, following mercenary Cloud Strife as he and eco-terrorist group AVALANCHE battle against the corrupt Shinra megacorporation and the rogue former Shinra soldier Sephiroth. Gameplay is planned to combine real-time action similar to Dissidia Final Fantasy with other strategic elements.
The remake was announced following years of rumors and fan requests. Key staff members returned to help with Remake: original character designer Tetsuya Nomura returned as both director and main character designer, original director Yoshinori Kitase acted as producer, and Kazushige Nojima returned to write new material. Due to the scale of the project, the team decided to release Remake as multiple games so no original content would be cut. They also decided to add new content and adjust the original character designs to balance between realism and stylization.
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Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Cambridge, UK - 18 June 2019 - Frontier Developments plc today announced the Jurassic World Evolution: Claire's Sanctuary premium downloadable content pack is available for download for PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Based on Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's blockbuster franchise, and created in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, Jurassic World Evolution: Claire's Sanctuary expands the game with new missions, new dinosaurs and an all-new Jurassic World Evolution story.
See the Jurassic World Evolution: Claire's Sanctuary announce trailer here:
Posted by JD at 07:31
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Tokyo – June, 2019 - Grasshopper Manufacture has announced a 2020 release date for No More Heroes III, a brand new entry in the No More Heroes franchise exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, during Nintendo's E3 2019 Nintendo Direct video presentation. Taking place ten years after the original No More Heroes, No More Heroes III follows Travis Touchdown as he returns to his former home of Santa Destroy. There he encounters a huge artificial metropolis floating in the sea, and a mysterious flying object high above the city. What crazy dangerous assassins will he have to face in this strange new world?
”After the Nintendo Switch unveiling conference in 2017, we released Travis Strikes Again this year, and now we are finally able to make the dream of No More Heroes III a reality," says director Goichi Suda, or Suda51. "We’re working hard on development day in and day out to ensure that NMHIII goes above and beyond the expectations of all the fans who have been waiting for the game for so long, and we’re going to be rolling it out in 2020. May the Switch be with you!”
In addition to Robin Atkin Downes and Paula Tiso returning to their roles as Travis Touchdown and Sylvia Christel, No More Heroes III features an all-new original score composed by musician and actor Nobuaki Kaneko of the band RIZE.
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 11, 2019 – My Arcade today announced the SPACE INVADERS Micro Player™ in partnership with TAITO Corporation. Expanding on My Arcade’s collectible line of Micro Players, gamers can blast away alien adversaries right at home on this miniature arcade cabinet featuring authentic graphics and gameplay. The SPACE INVADERS Micro Player is fully playable and features the original arcade version of the game and is projected to launch this year with an MSRP of $39.99.
E3 2019 attendees can stop by West Hall, Booth #4734 to check out the SPACE INVADERS Micro Player now!
“SPACE INVADERS is a legendary title that forever changed the public perception of video games and their role in entertainment. It's with great pride that we announce this addition to our line of collectibles,” says Amir Navid, Creative Director, My Arcade. “Our SPACE INVADERS Micro Player pays homage to the pioneering creativity of the original game cabinet with its reflected gameplay and layered illuminated backdrops. Authentic details are essential to making a worthy collectible and to fully evoke the nostalgia of the original arcades they were modeled after, and we hope new and old fans alike will appreciate our scaled-down version of this wonderful game.”
LONDON, UK (June, 2019) – SQUARE ENIX®, creators of the iconic FINAL FANTASY® and TOMB RAIDER® franchises, today unveiled OUTRIDERS™. From the developers of Gears of War Judgement and Bulletstorm, People Can Fly, OUTRIDERS will release on XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4® Entertainment System, and PC in Summer 2020, marking a key release for the company. Square Enix External Studios, the minds behind SLEEPING DOGS® and JUST CAUSE®, delivers OUTRIDERS, a 1-3 player, drop-in-drop-out, co-op shooter, set in an original dark and desperate sci-fi universe.
“OUTRIDERS is the game that we have been wanting to make for years,” said Sebastian Wojciechowski, Studio Head of People Can Fly. “We’re very happy to be working with Square Enix on this project, it’s a big undertaking for us and the team has grown considerably to work on the OUTRIDERS project. We now have over 200 developers at four international studios working on this project to make it our most ambitious shooter to date. We’re very excited to finally unveil OUTRIDERS to the world, and we can’t wait to show you more of the game.”
“People Can Fly is the perfect partner for us to create a game like OUTRIDERS. They have a great history of creating high-quality shooters, plus an unmatched level of experience and expertise in the Unreal game engine, unrivalled in the gaming industry,” Said Lee Singleton, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios.
“OUTRIDERS is a very exciting project for us at Square Enix External Studios. We’re focusing on giving players a true AAA co-op shooter with a deep feature set and strong narrative,” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios. “The team at People Can Fly really know how to make gunplay feel tight and powerful and we can’t wait to show you more later this winter.”
SQUARE ENIX additionally revealed a behind the scenes look at the development of OUTRIDERS, along with a message from People Can Fly.
E3, Los Angeles – Square Enix Collective is excited to announce the next game in our line-up as Circuit Superstars, a unique racing game experience set to launch in 2020 on Xbox One®, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.
Circuit Superstars combines arcade-style racing with a more realistic driving model that enables new players to jump in and race, but sets a high skill ceiling for serious players looking to set the fastest laps possible. It will feature a range of on- and off-road racing categories – from rally, GT, classic cars and even trucks – all in a unique and gorgeous visual style.
Original Fire Games is a six-person team, originally started by three siblings from Mexico (Carolina, Carlos and Alberto Mastretta). Together they have a combined total of 14 years in game development, as well as more than 15 accumulated years of real motor racing experience – and it’s this experience they’ve drawn from to make an accessible game with a realistic edge.
“Over the last three decades we have seen a fascinating evolution of racing games,” says Carolina Mastretta, Director & Producer at Original Fire Games. “And these days, we can drive almost any type of car on amazing recreations of the best tracks in the world. However, we believe it’s time to try something different, and we want to do this by reviving a style that pioneered the racing genre decades ago.”
Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix (and avid racing fan) is excited to be bringing Original Fire’s debut game onboard. “Here at Square Enix Collective, we’ve been hoping to find a great racing game for some time – and we’re so happy to be working on Circuit Superstars. It’s one of those rare games that has charm and style, but also an edge to the handling that makes you strive to get better with each lap you drive.”
Cambridge, UK – June 2019. Frontier Developments plc today revealed Planet Zoo’s first in-game trailer and announced the launch date live on stage at E3’s PC Gaming Show. Coming exclusively to PC, Planet Zoo will be available on Steam in Standard and Deluxe Editions on 5 November 2019. Pre-orders are available now.
Simulation Runs Wild in Planet Zoo. From the developers of Jurassic World Evolution (2018), Planet Coaster (2016) and Zoo Tycoon (2013) comes the ultimate zoo sim, featuring authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them. Experience a globe-trotting campaign or let your imagination run wild in the freedom of Sandbox mode. Create unique habitats and vast landscapes, make big decisions and meaningful choices, and nurture your animals as you construct and manage the world’s wildest zoos. Build and manage a truly modern zoo where animal welfare and conservation comes first.
Watch the trailer
Planet Zoo is available to pre-order now for £34.99 (€44.99, $44.99) and Planet Zoo: Deluxe Edition is available to pre-order now for £42.99 (€54.99, $54.99). Both are available on the Steam online store. Planet Zoo: Deluxe Edition includes the Planet Zoo game plus bonus content, including:
Monday, 10 June 2019
ROTTERDAM, NL – June 10, 2019: Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive are excited to announce Arizona Sunshine, the hit VR shooter, will be available for Oculus Quest in 2019. Today also saw the gameplay debut of Arizona Sunshine - The Damned DLC. Featuring the largest Arizona Sunshine mission to date, The Damned DLC will launch for PC VR and PlayStation VR headsets on August 27 and will be available to Oculus Quest players when Arizona Sunshine launches for Oculus Quest later this year.
Already available for leading VR platforms, Arizona Sunshine is a market leading VR game in both consumer sales and critical opinion, with fans around the globe counting Arizona Sunshine as the ultimate zombie VR title. Released to critical and fan acclaim on each format to-date, Arizona Sunshine offers intuitive and immersive controls, set against compelling gameplay and narrative that keeps players coming back for more.
“We're excited to be bringing Arizona Sunshine to the headset of freedom and possibilities later this year,” said Arjen van Heck, Programmer at Vertigo Games. “It will be the VR zombie shooting experience players have come to love, rebuilt entirely for Oculus Quest.”
Arizona Sunshine is a full-feature game that puts you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, embarking on a journey in search of human contact across post-apocalyptic southwestern America. Join forces with a friend in co-op multiplayer or jump into the endless multiplayer Horde mode for up to 4 players.
Arizona Sunshine was released on PC on December 6, 2016 and went on to earn sales of more than $1.4m in its first month of release. It was awarded UploadVR's VR Game of the Year 2016 and later went on to release for PlayStation VR, consistently claiming a place among the top titles available for the platform since launch in 2017.
Arizona Sunshine releases for Oculus Quest in 2019.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 10, 2019 – Vertigo Games, the videogame studio behind the hit VR shooter Arizona Sunshine, has announced After the Fall™, an epic multiplayer VR action FPS that will bring players into a vast, hostile world with seamless co-op gameplay at its core. Expected to launch in 2020, After the Fall combines an unprecedented VR world shared with players worldwide, a cinematic and atmospheric campaign, action-packed solo and multiplayer gameplay, and endgame built from the ground up for VR. Players can register for beta access for a chance to play at http://afterthefall-vr.com.
Watch After the Fall’s announcement teaser trailer for a taste of what's to come:
“Arizona Sunshine was one of the first full-feature games developed exclusively for VR. Ever since, we’ve been eager to take it up a few notches and push hard at the boundaries of VR again,” said Richard Stitselaar, Studio Director at Vertigo Games. “With After the Fall, we’re bringing VR to life at a scale we believe hasn’t been done before – a seamless multiplayer experience shared with as many players as possible set in a dynamic world that will keep them coming back for more.”
Set in the post-apocalyptic, ice-covered ruins of an alternate 1980s Los Angeles, After the Fall pits up to four players against a vast, hostile world in a raging fight for control of the city and the survival of humanity. Go solo or join forces with players worldwide as you scavenge the remains of civilization, face relentless hordes and larger-than-life bosses, craft a huge range of guns and deadly close combat weapons, and wield devastating powers with real-life movements.
LONDON (June 2019) – Square Enix Ltd., today announced that the spectacular reimagining of one of the most visionary games ever, FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE, will be available from 03.03.2020 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
Watch the brand-new FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE trailer that debuted at the FINAL FANTASY VII A Symphonic Reunion concert below.
Rebuilding and expanding upon the legendary RPG for today, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE tells the story of a world fallen under the control of the Shinra Electric Power Company, a shadowy corporation controlling the planet's very life force as mako energy. In the sprawling city of Midgar, an anti-Shinra organization calling themselves Avalanche have stepped up their resistance. Cloud Strife, a former member of Shinra's elite SOLDIER unit now turned mercenary, lends his aid to the group, unaware of the epic consequences that await him.
Alongside the release date, new key art featuring the game’s infamous villain, Sephiroth, set against a burning Midgar skyline was also unveiled during the FINAL FANTASY VII - A Symphonic Reunion concert at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Stay tuned for more information during Square Enix E3 Live on Monday 10th June 18:00pm PDT / 02:00am BST +1 / 03:00am CEST +1. To watch the livestream, visit: https://t.co/CKLO0fQPN1
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE will be available for the PlayStation®4 system on 3rd March 2020. For more information, visit: https://ffvii-remake.square-enix-games.com/en-gb