Battle Bay

Battle Bay

Espoo, Finland (May 4, 2017)

Rovio, Angry Birds creator, is excited to present a new real-time five versus five (5vs5) multiplayer game – available now on iOS and Android worldwide. Developed internally by Rovio, Battle Bay is the latest offering in Rovio’s stellar games portfolio.

The seas have risen, and the characters of Battle Bay are fighting for survival. Players must assemble in teams of five to challenge opposing teams in a last-boat-floating, real-time multiplayer showdown. Opportunities exist to customize ships and train their crew, and players can make their ship their own, while chatting with other team members using an in-game communication system.

Battle Bay marks a lot of firsts for Rovio, being its first real-time competitive multiplayer game, its first game entirely in 3D third person perspective, and the first time showing the Battle Bay IP with its beautiful world and mysterious characters.

“We are excited to announce Battle Bay, Rovio´s brand-new IP, that is a result of years of efforts from our fantastic team,” noted Wilhelm Taht, Executive Vice President of Games at Rovio Entertainment. “We are proud to offer this level of multiplayer, action packed gaming experience to a wide range of gamers globally. “Taht continues.

Tuomo Lehtinen, Product Lead for Battle Bay adds “With Battle Bay we really wanted to build something completely new and different from the games Rovio is typically known for. It was important to build a fresh and unique experience with enough depth to be played for years. “

Battle Bay sails into app stores worldwide today, May 4th. Download the game for free here.

Exo One

Exo One

EXO ONE has Kickstarter launch, shows off game in a Reveal Trailer

Adelaide, Australia – May 1st, 2017 – Indie developer Jay Weston, with his studio Exbleative, has launched a Kickstarter for his upcoming PC game EXO ONE. He has also released a Reveal trailer showcasing the exhilarating, momentum-based exploration gameplay in EXO ONE.

Here’s the Reveal Trailer:

EXO ONE is a momentum-based exoplanetary exploration game where you pilot an alien craft capable of manipulating the laws of gravity, on mankind’s first, ill-fated mission outside the solar system.

The trailer also gives you a first-glimpse at the voice-over narrated story elements, and coincides with EXO ONE’s Kickstarter. Exbleative are asking for AU $35,000 (USD $26,000) to complete the game: Kickstarter Link

I’d say it’s worth a consideration!

NeverWinter: 15 Million Players

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 27, 2017 – Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios wants you to know that Neverwinter – a free-to-play MMORPG based on Dungeons & Dragons – now boasts more than 15 million registered players across PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4. The game is available in more than 110 countries worldwide, most recently releasing in Hong Kong on PS4.

Here is a special thanks to all of our Adventurers here:

Since its original launch in June 2013, Neverwinter has continued to receive expansions, bringing exciting and diverse content from the Forgotten Realms and Dungeons & Dragons lore. From defeating the elven lich Valindra Shadowmantle to facing off against monstrous demon lords in the Underdark and going toe-to-toe with frost giants in Icewind Dale, adventurers continue to experience the Forgotten Realms with players around the world. The Cloaked Ascendancy, now available on all platforms, marks the 11th major content expansion to the action MMO.

“We were thrilled to see that the registered player count for Neverwinter has crossed the 15 million mark,” said Yoon Im, Sr. VP of Game Publishing at Perfect World Entertainment. “This is a huge milestone for both Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment. We’ve seen Neverwinter grow so much since it first entered Open Beta and can’t wait to share what the game has in store for adventurers in the near future.”

“The success of Neverwinter on so many platforms and in so many countries shows how strong the D&D global community is,” said Nathan Stewart, Brand Director of Dungeons & Dragons. “Partnering with Cryptic and Perfect World to bring our annual stories to life in such a visibly stunning way has allowed D&D players to experience the Forgotten Realms like never before.”

“We look forward to continuing our development and realization of the Forgotten Realms to deliver a steady stream of new and exciting content to all our players,” said Gordon Fong, executive producer on Neverwinter. “Whether they are hardcore D&D enthusiasts, MMO players sharing experiences with friends, or solo RPG fans; we want Neverwinter to be a welcoming place for anyone looking for adventure and entertainment.”
Neverwinter is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter and its nearby lands, learning the vivid history of the Forgotten Realms while battling its many enemies. Neverwinter is available on PC and is free to play digitally on Xbox One (with Xbox Live Gold) and PlayStation®4 (PlayStation®Plus not required).

*OnXbox, Xbox Live Gold Membership (sold separately) required.

NeverWinter

Dreamfall Chapters: New Video

DreamFall Chapters

Console versions will get reworked puzzles and all-new character designs

MUNICH – April 27 2017 – Red Thread Games and Deep Silver released a new video today for the upcoming 3D Adventure Dreamfall Chapters which is due to launch on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, on May 5th.

The video introduces the two heroes of the game and summarizes their adventures from the predecessor, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, giving a glimpse into the deep story of the game and allowing new players to follow up on the events that led to its epic finale in Dreamfall Chapters. Beside the look back, the video will also be featured in the upcoming game as introduction to the two diverse worlds that build the foundation of the The Longest Journey saga.

Dreamfall Chapters is a 3D Adventure set in parallel worlds: one a dark cyberpunk vision of our future, the other a magical fantasy realm. The game follows two unlikely heroes on their journeys across worlds to save the very fabric of reality from falling apart. Dreamfall Chapters is a mature, emotional, dark, magical and heart-breaking adventure that will take players by surprise.

Both console versions of Dreamfall Chapters come with numerous enhancements: reworked character models, improved animations, lightning, and special effects, plus an expanded in-game soundtrack as well as improved sound-effects.

Some Key Features
GRIPPING STORY: Experience a deep and emotional storyline with over 100 fully voiced characters in EN and DE and continue the epic saga of The Longest Journey
FAR-REACHING DECISIONS: Shape the story and the course of your journey through your choices and actions, and live with the surprising and sometimes devastating consequences
EXCITING EXPLORATION: Delve into over 50 beautifully crafted locations, exploring each of them using the direct control interface.
DIVERSE WORLDS: Explore beautiful, rich, detailed and original worlds that combine a stunning cyberpunk vision of our future with magical fantasy, along with a broken and decaying dreamscape
THREE PLAYABLE CHARACTERS: Play as three different characters, all on journeys across worlds, through life, and into their own hearts and souls.
CHALLENGING PUZZLES & RIDDLES: Solve the completely plot-driven puzzles and riddles which are an integral part of the game’s narrative.
ENHANCED ON CONSOLES: Enjoy the definitive experience of Dreamfall Chapters on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One with reworked character models, improved animations, lightning, and special effects plus an expanded in-game soundtrack as well as improved sound-effects.

Star Trek Online®: Season 13 – Escalation

Star Trek Online

This update continues the Tzenkethi War and Debuts Competitive PvE Queues

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 25, 2017 – Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios have announced Star Trek® Online: Season 13 – Escalation is now available on PC and will release on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 at a later date. The latest season introduces brand new episodic content and gameplay features to the of the 100% free-to-play MMORPG based on iconic Star Trek franchise. This includes a new featured episode continuing the Tzenkethi War story arc, improvements to matchmaking, class-specific set gear and the new War Games system, which allows players to team up in competitive PvE scenarios. To celebrate the launch of Season 13 – Escalation, Star Trek Online is offering captains the chance to win a six-day Star Trek cruise across the Atlantic, plus every starship currently available in the C-Store for the PC version of the game.

The war against the Tzenkethi rages on with the arrival of Season 13 – Escalation. The Lukari are on a journey to rediscover their ancient home world and the secrets it contains, though an unexpected intervention by the Tzenkethi may put a damper on their homecoming. Political intrigue, exploring a bustling city and fantastic action set pieces all take place in the latest featured episode, “Mirrors and Smoke,” which is available now with today’s PC update.

Season 13 – Escalation also marks the debut of War Games. This new system offers Star Trek Online captains new ways to compete with one another by pitting two teams of five players against each other in competitive PvE scenarios. Players join forces to solve puzzles and race through the galaxy earning valuable rewards, including class-specific ships. To optimize this new type of queue, a new Player Potential System has also been introduced to match players of similar skill. Here is more about these features and other content introduced with Season 13:

New Featured Episode – In the new episode, “Mirrors and Smoke,” captains will travel with the Lukari to New Kentar and defend the planet from the Tzenkethi.

War Games System – Season 13 marks the debut of War Games, new competitive PvE scenarios which pit two teams of five players against each other for rewards.

“Core Assault” – A space-based 5v5 Convergence-class scenario, where two flights of captains compete to cross the finish line in a space station based in the Adelphous System.

“Binary Circuit” – A ground-based 5v5 Gauntlet-class scenario where captains will solve puzzles and complete various challenges in a Borg Co-operative Cube.

Rebalance Pass – A full rebalance pass has been made to ground and space combat to ensure that no matter what choice captains make when outfitting their skills or ship, it isn’t a wrong one.

Player Potential System – Matchmaking for Star Trek Online has been improved with the new Player Potential System, which evaluates players based on various factors, such as their characters’ equipment, specialization and participation in competitive matches.

New Reputation – When you participate in Season 13’s War Games, queues will be rewarded with new Competitive Marks and Assessed Stratagems. The marquee rewards from this set feature class-specific set gear for the first time ever in Star Trek Online. You can choose to equip any of these three sets for your starship, and mix and match the individual sets as you see fit.

You can celebrate the release of Season 13: Escalation by entering a contest to win a six-day cruise across the Atlantic. From now through May 5, players can visit the Star Trek Online blog to participate in this sweepstakes. One winner will be selected to receive an ocean-view cabin for two on Star Trek: The Cruise II, a six-day voyage hosted by George Takei and other Star Trek actors. In addition, the winner will be granted every starship currently available in the C-Store of Star Trek Online’s PC version. For more information on Star Trek: The Cruise II, please visit http://www.startrekthecruise.com/.

Call of Duty WWII

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The original Call of Duty was released back in 2003, set in the middle of the most brutal conflict in human history. The debut game spawned one of the most popular franchises in history, which has taken players across multiple theaters and through different eras, and today we are proud to announce that Call of Duty is returning to its World War II roots with Call of Duty: WWII

Developed by Infinity Ward, this is the game that started it all. Ambitiously focusing on the importance of an entire squad of soldiers, Call of Duty’s slogan was “In war, no one fights alone.” Throughout the game, players fight alongside their fellow soldiers across the backdrop of some of the most well-known engagements at D-Day and beyond.

FULL ARTICLE AT ACTIVISION

My personal favorite video from COD:
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This year, 2017, Sledgehammer Games joins the WWII ranks of Call of Duty with Call of Duty: WWII, which will bring the series back to World War II after nearly ten years. We can’t wait to tell you more about Call of Duty: WWII, so be sure not to miss the reveal livestream at 10:00am Pacific, 13:00 hours Eastern, on April 26. We’ll see you there, soldier.

Drone Fighters VR Now on Steam

NEW YORK, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ – DroneFightersVR – an arcade style drone fighting game in virtual reality from SurrealVR Game Studios, an HTC ViveX company, enables you to customize your fighter, arm your battle hungry drones with awesome weapons and dominate your opponents in epic cage fights set in futuristic arenas.

Drone Fighters is a community driven, cross platform title targeting e-sports enthusiasts that are exploring virtual reality. Available now as an Early Access title for $9.99 with a 30% launch discount, Drone Fighters will explore the many exciting directions that the game offers, prioritizing player input from the very start. The game will retail for $14.99 after the initial discount.

While the Early Access audience is totally engaged, Surreal VR is working on new drones, new weapons and features ranging from spectator mode and drone fighter team versus play and live tournaments with rating systems for fighter analysis, to building your own drones from scratch and co-op solo missions.

Drone Fighters is a challenging game, making full use of VR controllers for unique motion controls, and offering a hand-eye coordination fighting system that makes the game different than most other titles. Solo missions and practice levels teach players how to master the controls in no time, and when you practice, you feel that you are learning something new and different. Your reflexes are getting sharper and you observe the game stage better and better, almost like learning how to drive a car. The game elevates you to a new level and your drone becomes a part of you.

Partial list of Main Features from the release version of Drone Fighters:

Cross Platform VR gameplay (HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Touch controllers)
18 solo games to master
Unlock drones and weapons as you go
Build your unique fighter avatar and drone with the SurrealVR customization system
Versus fights against your friends and foes from all over the world, with real time voice chat
Unlimited fun against players worldwide.
Unique game with a custom control system optimized for VR.
Learn, master and show off your skills. Pratcie much… As it’s not easy to become the top Drone Fighter.

Here’s a Video!

Contact:
Twitter: @SurrealGames
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SurrealYouCanFeelIt/

Game Links:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/612600
www.DroneFightersVR.com

CHECK IT OUT!
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EA Play 2017

EA Play

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Are you ready to PLAY? For the second year in a row, Electronic Arts is hosting one of the biggest and best chances to get hands-on with their upcoming games.

From June 10 – 12, 2017, we’re bringing the action to Hollywood, and you are personally invited to attend. Be the first to play Star Wars™ Battlefront II and our next Need for Speed™ game, as well as upcoming EA SPORTS™ titles: Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18 and NBA LIVE 18. There will be a lot to see and do, so don’t miss out. Get your tickets today – they’re FREE!

Click Here to Get Your EA PLAY Tickets

There is no cost to attend EA PLAY, but as you might guess tickets are limited, and available while supplies last.

For those at home, EA is inviting players to tune in to “Live @ EA PLAY”, a 90-minute show streamed live from L.A. on EA.com. This special broadcast will bring viewers inside EA PLAY with in-depth gameplay walkthroughs, conversations with the development teams and behind-the-scenes looks at EA’s hottest games.

Visit the EA PLAY website to learn more about the event and follow them on Twitter to stay up to date on all things EA PLAY.

Note: Attendees under 18 years old must attend with a parent/guardian. Tickets are required for all attendees. Parents/guardians must sign a waiver at registration.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

Dawn of War III

Fragments of War Trailer

With the release of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III only one week away, Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe are pleased to release the Fragments of War trailer. On April 27, the planet Acheron will emerge from the warp, bringing with it the mysterious Spear of Khaine – the powerful weapon that sets Dawn of War III in motion, drawing three familiar faces ever closer to their intertwined fates.

Through a haunting narration, the trailer brings to light the defining features of the story’s core heroes – Gabriel Angelos of the Space Marines, Farseer Macha of the Eldar, and Gorgutz ‘Ead’unter of the Orks. But as each shard twists, doubt is cast over whether those features will propel them to power, or see them left bloodied in defeat.

Dawn of War III’s story will unfold across 17 single-player missions, challenging players to command epic heroes, assemble huge armies, and wage war across a range of hostile environments. In Multiplayer, the scale of battle will hit its peak as players unleash towering war machines and screen-shaking super abilities to defeat their foes.

Dawn of War III’s Multiplayer Open Beta opened at 10AM PST Friday, 21 April , and runs until 10AM PST on Monday, April 24th. Pit colossal armies of Space Marines, Eldar and Orks against your foes in chaotic, over-the-top fights to the finish. Join now at www.dawnofwar.com/beta

Dawn of War III releases on April 27, 2017. For further updates, visit DawnOfWar.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

On April 27, the planet Acheron will emerge from the warp, bringing with it the mysterious Spear of Khaine – the powerful weapon that sets Dawn of War III in motion, drawing three familiar faces ever closer to their intertwined fates. But as each shard twists, doubt is cast over whether those features will propel them to power, or see them left bloodied in defeat.

Dawn of War III releases on April 27, 2017. To see more about Dawn of War III, and to keep up with future updates, head to DawnOfWar.com, and follow Dawn of War on social media. Twitter Facebook

World Rally Championship 6

World Rally Championship 6

WRC 6 NOW IN STORES FOR PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE, AND PC/STEAM.

The Official Game of the FIA World Rally Championship Brings thrilling eSports Competition and Latest Roster of Rally Racers to Gamers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Mar. 3, 2017) – Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Bigben Interactive, a worldwide player in video game publishing, have released WRC 6, a new entry in the acclaimed rally racing series. WRC 6 enables players take on all 14 official rallies, play-as or against the official drivers and teams in the 2016 FIA rally season for a complete racing series. WRC 6 is now on sale in the Americas or the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM®.

Developed by Kylotonn Racing Games, WRC 6 is an extreme motorsport challenge that offers the complete rally experience with accurately reproduced tracks, teams, and drivers from the World Rally Championship. In addition, the game offers 11 new Super Special Stages that combine unique driving challenges with iconic environments from around the world. To help friends compete against each other, WRC 6 includes a split-screen multiplayer mode, diverse and challenging new stages, the eSports WRC Championship, and more realistic vehicle behavior to help players lose themselves to the rush of the race.

Racers who have mastered every jump, turn, and terrain of WRC 6 will have an opportunity to put their racing skills to the test with a series of official competitions for Season 2 of the Esports WRC Championship. The championship is open to all WRC 6 players to enter where they’ll compete in a series of rally races that run parallel to the official WRC calendar. The eSports WRC Championship rounds end in November 2017, followed by a final competition. Players will have multiple opportunities to put in their best performances through a variety of conditions and stages. The routes and additional information will be available before each event on www.esportswrc.com .

“Since its start in 1973, the FIA World Rally Championship has become the authoritative name in gritty and challenging rally races. We can’t wait to see gamers climb in the driver’s seat and experience the high octane driving experience the talented teams at Kylotonn and Bigben have created to bring the rallying action to gamers,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With its fast cars, fierce eSports competition, and rich roster of courses, WRC 6 lives up to that world famous racing series and truly puts players in the driver’s seat.”

“We’re excited to work with BANDAI NAMCO to bring the excitement of the newest season of the FIA World Rally Championship to the Americas. Perhaps the best part for us will be seeing racers from around the globe squaring off to determine who in the best racer in the world,” said Benoît Clerc, Head of Software at Bigben Interactive. “We work hard to make games that everyone can enjoy, and with WRC 6, beginners and veteran racers alike will have an opportunity to experience the exhilaration of rally racing at the highest level. There’s something here for everyone!”

WRC 6 is available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via STEAM®. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and WRC 6, go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation at https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.