Archive for September 18th, 2012

Borderlands 2 Official Press Release

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2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands® 2 Now Available in North America

Cooperative shooter-looter franchise returns with bigger, better, more badass mayhem; Receives outstanding reviews and critical acclaim

New York, NY – September 18, 2012 2K Games and Gearbox Software announced today the much anticipated Borderlands® 2 is now available in North America and will be available internationally on September 21, 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. The four-player cooperative shooter-looter already has critics raving, with review scores of 9 out of 10 from IGN, 9.75 out of 10 from Game Informer and a perfect 10 out of 10 from PlayStation: The Official Magazine.

Borderlands 2 is a game made by gamers for gamers,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “The unique visual art style, all-new characters, loads of loot, 87 bazillion guns, and role-playing-shooting combine for a truly addictive experience, especially when played with three other friends. The initial response from the press has been fantastic and the game is poised to be one of the highest-rated titles in the history of 2K.”

Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 features all-new characters and skill trees, diverse new environments, missions and enemies, as well as weapons and equipment with more personality than ever before. Players will also experience an all-new story that takes place five years after the events of the original game. Four friends can team up online to journey through the huge, open world of Pandora to take down the notorious Handsome Jack and his corrupt Hyperion Corporation.

Borderlands 2 is a Gearbox team passion project through and through,” said Randy Pitchford, President of Gearbox Software. “Borderlands 2 is a must-play, one-of-a-kind single-player game and the best-in-class cooperative experience. Bring friends!”

Like the original game, Borderlands 2 will be supported with four add-on content campaigns. These four add-on content campaigns will be available individually or as a combined purchase of the Borderlands 2 Season Pass. This special offer, available starting on September 18, includes nearly $40.00 of add-on content and will be available for $29.99 (PlayStation®Network) / 2400 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network) / $29.99 (Windows PC). Once purchased, the Borderlands 2 Season Pass enables gamers to download all of the announced add-on content campaigns for free as they become available on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE and Windows PC. All four add-on content campaigns are scheduled to be available by June 2013.

Borderlands 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and is available now on Xbox 360, PS3™ and Windows PC. For the latest Borderlands 2 news and information, please visit www.borderlands2.com. Check out Borderlands 2 on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/borderlandsgame.

2K Games is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe.  The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands.  Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services.  The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.

About 2K

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play that are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K launched the 2007 Game of the Year – BioShock®; published the critically acclaimed Borderlands™; continued the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K*; and broke new ground in the family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2K.com.

*According to 2008 – 2012 Gamerankings.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through August 2012.

About Gearbox Software

Gearbox Software is respected industry wide for the award winning, best-selling original and licensed video games they have developed for major video game platforms.  Founded in 1999 and located near Dallas, TX, Gearbox Software is well known for the creation, development and management of its original blockbuster video game franchises including the best-selling new property of 2009, Borderlands and its record setting downloadable content, the critically acclaimed award winning Brothers in Arms series, and the Duke Nukem franchise. The company has also developed licensed video games for many of the industry’s top franchises including Halo, Half-Life, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, 007 James Bond, Aliens and others.  Gearbox Software’s success has been enabled and supported through several key mutually beneficial business relationships with strong publishing partners including Activision, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft Entertainment, Microsoft Games Studios, Sega, and Take-Two/2K Games.

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Source: GamesPress

Hotel Transylvania Screenshots

Releasing next week (9/25/12), here’s some more screens issued today by GameMill Publishing of the game Hotel Transylvania which is based on the film that opens on 9/28/12.

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Source: GamesPress

Guild Wars 2 Mac OS X Beta Client Is Live

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BRIGHTON, UK – 18 September, 2012: NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs) and ArenaNet™, developer of the renowned Guild Wars franchise, today announces that the revolutionary online roleplaying game Guild Wars 2 will also be supporting Mac OS® X.

From today, Guild Wars 2 will be available for Mac in a beta version to anyone who purchases Guild Wars 2. The Mac beta version of Guild Wars 2 is still being optimised and, unlike other betas, is connected to the live servers allowing everyone to play together on both Mac and Windows based computers. Users will be able to access the Mac beta client through the Guild Wars 2 account management website after activating their game code.

As one of the most successful game launches of the year, Guild Wars 2 delivers an unparalleled gaming experience set in a magical world of high fantasy. Like its predecessor, Guild Wars 2 features a subscription-free business model that allows players to enjoy the entire online experience for just one initial purchase.

In this ground-breaking online RPG, players experience seamless, cooperative gameplay in a massive, online world. In Guild Wars 2, players embark on an epic journey in a gorgeously rendered world that is constantly evolving in response to player actions. Combined with visceral, fast-paced action and player vs. player combat of unequalled quality and scale, Guild Wars 2 is the premiere online gaming experience for both PC and Mac.

To deliver this support, ArenaNet is partnering with TransGaming whose revolutionary Cider technology dynamically translates between operating environments. This approach means that future updates to the game will also be available for Windows and Mac simultaneously.

For more information on the game and to purchase Guild Wars 2, visit www.guildwars2.com. For more information on the Mac version of Guild Wars 2, visit support.guildwars2.com/mac.
About NCsoft

NCsoft, headquartered in Seoul, Korea, is the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, including the critically acclaimed Aion®, Lineage®, and Guild Wars franchises. NCsoft West is a division of NCsoft that holds operating responsibilities for North America, Europe, South America, and Australia/New Zealand. More information can be found at www.ncsoft.com.

About Guild Wars 2
Guild Wars 2 is a visually stunning MMO that offers players the epic grandeur of a massive role playing environment combined with innovative combat mechanics, dynamic events, and customised personal storytelling. Building on the success of Guild Wars, NCsoft and game developer ArenaNet have created an MMO that lets gamers play the way they want, while at the same time retaining the no-subscription-fee business model that made the original Guild Wars so popular. For more information about Guild Wars 2, visit www.guildwars2.com.

About TransGaming Inc.
TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG) is the global leader in the multiplatform deployment of interactive entertainment. TransGaming works with the industry’s leading developers and publishers to enable and distribute games for Smart TVs, next-generation set-top boxes, Mac computers, and Linux/CE platforms. TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. For more information, visit www.transgaming.com.

Source: GamesPress

Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition – Official Press Release

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Nintendo Marks 20th Anniversary of Iconic Kirby Character with Special Wii Release Featuring Many Classic Games and a Wealth of Commemorative Content

REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 17, 2012 – Twenty years ago, video game fans were introduced for the first time to Nintendo’s iconic Kirby™ character. Now fans can celebrate the 20th anniversary of the pink and powerful hero with Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition, available exclusively for the Wii™ system. This colorful collection includes six classic Kirby games on one disc, additional Challenge Stages based on 2011′s Kirby’s Return to Dream Land™, an interactive timeline, a CD containing favorite music from the series and a commemorative book that gives new and existing fans a fun inside look at the history of Kirby.

Since his debut in 1992′s Kirby’s Dream Land™ for the portable Game Boy™ system, Kirby has starred in 22 video games that have collectively sold more than 33 million units worldwide. Over the years, players of all kinds have joined him on wild adventures in Dream Land, experiencing the fun of watching Kirby fly, inhale enemies to copy their abilities or spit them out as projectiles. Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition includes an action-packed array of fan-favorite Kirby games, music and commemorative content:

  • Kirby’s Dream Land (originally released for Game Boy in 1992)
  • Kirby’s Adventure™ (originally released for NES™ in 1993)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land™ 2 (originally released for Game Boy in 1995)
  • Kirby’s Super Star (originally released for Super NES™ in 1996)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land™ 3 (originally released for Super NES in 1997)
  • Kirby 64™: The Crystal Shards (originally released for the Nintendo 64™ system in 2000)
  • “New Challenge Stages,” a new set of Challenge Stages in the style of those found in Kirby’s Return to Dream Land (originally released for the Wii system in 2011)
  • Kirby’s History, an interactive timeline that players can use to browse classic box art, game footage and milestones from throughout Kirby’s 20-year career — all with the ability to jump straight from the timeline into a game
  • A special audio CD containing 45 memorable tracks (more than an hour’s worth of music) from across Kirby’s career, including alternate versions of three classic Kirby themes
  • Kirby’s 20th Anniversary Celebration Book, which contains fascinating character information and illustrations, including early Kirby concept artwork

Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition is available at a suggested retail price of $39.99.

“Kirby is recognized around the world as a character that embodies imaginative family fun,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This special collection is a fitting way to commemorate his first 20 years as a true gaming hero. With nearly 40 million Wii systems sold in the United States alone, players of all experience levels can join in the celebration by checking out Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition.”

Now through Oct. 31, consumers in the U.S. also can enter for the chance to win a set of collectible Kirby Round Playing Cards that pay tribute to the spherical pink superstar. Information is available at http://kirby.nintendo.com/clubnintendo.

In yet another display of Kirby-themed excitement, Nintendo fans at the annual PAX Prime conference in Seattle recently found an extra-special way to celebrate Kirby’s anniversary by setting a new Guinness World Records® mark for the most people blowing a chewing gum bubble simultaneously. On Sept. 1, Nintendo rallied 536 participants to chew bubblegum and blow bubbles that resembled the round, pink Kirby character, creating an eye-popping spectacle.

Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wii.

For more information about Kirby’s Dream Collection: Special Edition, visit http://kirby.nintendo.com/dreamcollection.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii™ home console, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

Source: GamesPress

F1 2012 Screenshots

Codemasters has sent out more screens of F1 2012, which is releasing on 9/21/12 for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. Here’s some of the screenshots:

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Source: Games Press

New Screenshots For Pinch 2 Special Edition (iOS)

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Thumbstar Games has released new screenshots for their sequel to the critically acclaimed iOS puzzler, Pinch. Pinch 2 Special Edition is set to launch on 9/27/12. Check out the screens:

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Source: Games Press

Save The Puppies Press Release & iOS Screenshots

HandyGamesTM Releases Innovative Puzzle Adventure Game!

Giebelstadt/Germany, 18th of September 2012. The puppies have been kidnapped! Last night the dog-catcher came and took every last of the sweet doggie babies in the neighborhood! Find the little tykes and free them from their cages!

Save the Puppies is an innovative puzzle adventure from award-winning independent mobile games developer HandyGames™. The game combines several different types of puzzle solving to create a truly unique and engaging gameplay experience. With 100 challenging levels, an unlimited undo function and the possibility to reveal level solutions, Save the Puppies appeals to casual players and experienced puzzle game veterans alike.

“I don’t think there is a game out there that’s comparable to Save the Puppies”, comments Markus Kassulke, CEO of HandyGames™. “Save the Puppies is a breeze of fresh air in the puzzle genre and it clearly demonstrates HandyGames’ strong commitment to gameplay innovation. We don’t copy ideas; we create new and unique gaming experiences.”

Save the Puppies is now available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablet PCs.

Save the Puppies GameTrailer on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGEUeZAMW60&lis

Save the Puppies on Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hg.savethepuppiesfree&hl=en

Save the Puppies Premium on Google Play:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hg.savethepuppies&hl=en

Save the Puppies on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/app/save-the-puppies/id546667772?mt=8

Save the Puppies Premium on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/app/save-the-puppies-premium/id549439240?mt=8

Free Games:
http://www.handy-games.com/public/landing/

Become a fan on Facebook!
http://www.facebook.com/handygames

Twitter-Feed: 
http://twitter.com/handy_games

About HandyGames™:
HandyGames™ is one of the leading independent developers and publishers of mobile games for iOS and Android. With an international distribution network, HandyGames has developed top-selling games worldwide, including Guns’n’Glory, Townsmen, Clouds&Sheep, and Super Dynamite Fishing. HandyGames is based in Giebelstadt, Germany, and was founded in 2000 by Markus Kassulke, Christopher Kassulke and Udo Bausewein. To learn more about HandyGames, visit www.handy-games.com.

These are iOS Screenshots of the game:

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Source: GamesPress

New 007 Legends Screenshots

Activision has published new screens for the next James Bond game, 007 Legends:

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Source: GamesPress

We Sing 80s Trailer & Screenshots

Nordic Games has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming Wii title, We Sing 80s, the latest entry in their We Sing series. They have also released new screenshots for the game.

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Source: GamesPress

Europe – London’s City Hall To Host Video Game Exhibition As Part Of London Games Festival 2012

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Public art exhibition at Mayor’s Office announced by organiser Ukie
A free public exhibition showcasing games art will close the final week of this year’s London Games Festival, organiser Ukie has today revealed.

Running at City Hall, home of the London Mayor, this five-day exhibition will celebrate the home grown creative talent within the interactive entertainment industry comprising rare pieces donated by developers, publishers and artists. It will include original one-off concept designs, storyboards, digitally created images, wire framed drawings, sculptures, rendered images and all artistic designs that have been created for use within games and interactive entertainment.

At the end of the exhibition, these pieces will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to games charity Special Effect, which is dedicated to making gaming, music and art accessible to all young people with disabilities.

Pieces from Guerrilla Games, Sports Interactive, Team 17, Warner Bros, Pop Cap, Aldorlea, Marby, Jagex, Jess Bradley, Kate Brown, Konami, Lady Shotgun, Lauren Mann, Jacob McAlister, Marcus Freeman, Media Molecule, Mikaël Aguirre, Omni Labs, Ronzo, Selena Thomas, and Zepto Lab have already been confirmed – with many more promised before the exhibition opens on 22nd October.

“This is a real coup for this year’s London Games Festival,” says event director Kirsty Payne. “The generosity of the games industry continues to astonish – we’ve already been donated some incredible pieces which have never been seen in public before. So not only will it make a fascinating exhibition of very rare art, it’ll raise a significant amount for Special Effect.

“The exhibition is a rare opportunity to witness firsthand the seeds of creativity which blossom into the games enjoyed by so many of us. It will be a stunning fusion of art and interactive entertainment, offering a very different view of an industry pioneered by this country.”

London Games Festival, in association with Ukie and The Guardian takes placed from September 27th 2012 to October 28th, at various locations throughout the capital. 

The City Hall art exhibition will run between October 22nd and 26th, and will be free to attend. Please check the LGF website for further details and full calendar.

A full calendar of events can be found at the London Game Festival website www.londongamesfestival.com

Source: GamesPress