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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

Close to the Sun is Coming to Switch



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

Over-the-top 2D fighter Million Arthur: Arcana Blood now available


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 artwork and screenshots




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.






















Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Jurassic World Evolution: Claire’s Sanctuary available now on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One





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:

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

No More Heroes III set for release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2020!


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

My Arcade Reveals Collectible SPACE INVADERS Micro Player


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.”

Outriders - Official Announce Trailer | E3 2019


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.

Square Enix Collective® Enters the Charming World of Motorsport with CIRCUIT SUPERSTARS


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.”

Frontier Reveals First Planet Zoo In-game Trailer and Announces 5 November Launch Date


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

Critically Acclaimed Arizona Sunshine Heads to Oculus Quest in 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.

Arizona Sunshine Studio Vertigo Games Announces Shared-World VR Action FPS After The Fall


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.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE ARRIVES ON PLAYSTATION 4 ON 3rd MARCH


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

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

The Planet Coaster: Ghostbusters content pack is out now!


Cambridge, UK - 4 June 2019 - Featuring an all new story-driven scenario, new gameplay mechanics, plus new rides, characters and scenery straight from the classic 1984 movie, this new Planet Coaster content pack provides everything players need to create the most authentic Ghostbusters entertainment park seen in a videogame, including:

A fully-voiced, narrative campaign featuring the voice talents of Dan Aykroyd and William Atherton.
Classic Ghostbusters characters such as Raymond Stantz, Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and a few surprises!
Authentic scenery pieces and sounds straight from the 1984 original movie, including the Ghostbusters HQ, ECTO-1 and Ray Parker Jr’s classic Ghostbusters theme.
A new in-game interactive ghostbusting ride, The Ghostbusters Experience.
A new, in-game Slimer-themed kiddie coaster, the RollerGhoster.