Archive for November 18th, 2012

Tales of Heart R – Magazine Scan

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Dragon Quest VII (3DS) – Magazine Scan

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DmC: Devil May Cry – Demo Release Date Announced

“DmC demo coming November 20

Okay guys, time to make this official. The long-awaited playable demo for DmC Devil May Cry will be available for download on your Xbox 360 or PS3 as of 11/20 in North America, or 11/20 and 11/21 respectively in Europe. It’ll contain two action-packed missions, one of which is a big ol’ boss battle.

The demo will contain a few of the game’s difficulty modes, including the remixed “Son of Sparda” mode, which becomes unlocked after one completion. You’ll also have access to a variety of the game’s weapon upgrades and maybe a couple secrets along the way icon wink DmC: Devil May Cry   Demo Release Date Announced

We’re just a week out, guys. Look forward to it!”

Source: AllGamesBeta & Capcom Unity

Fuse – Screenshots

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For more Fuse Screenshots, visit AllGamesBeta, linked below.

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Microsoft Sending Xbox Live Veterans Free Special Edition Xbox 360

If you’ve been a veteran of Xbox Live for the past 10 years, you may be getting a special surprise in the mail from Microsoft if you haven’t already. They’re sending out special edition Xbox 360 consoles which come with a free 1 year Xbox Live Gold subscription as well. Here’s some images of the system & box art:

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For more pictures, check out AllGamesBeta, linked below.

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Labyrinth – More Magazine Scans

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Source: AllGamesBeta

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified – Commercial

Source: PlayStationChannel

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm – Release Date Announced

Blizzard has finally revealed the release date for their anticipated 2nd chapter in the StarCraft II series. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swam will be releasing on 3/12/2013. Here’s some images for the box art & some promotional details about the game:

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European Box Art – Standard Edition
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North American Box Art – Collector’s Edition -
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Game Information

Full press release after the jump.

Next chapter of Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft® II saga introduces key new online features and continues the epic story of Kerrigan, Queen of Blades
Heart of the Swarm™ Digital Deluxe and retail Collector’s Editions revealed
Digital presales NOW LIVE at StarCraft2.com

IRVINE, Calif. – November 13, 2012 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm™, the first expansion to Blizzard’s award-winning real-time strategy game StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty®, will be available in stores and online beginning March 12, 2013. Heart of the Swarm features a new campaign continuing the epic story of Sarah Kerrigan, Queen of Blades, as she gathers the remnants of the zerg Swarm and plots her revenge against the treacherous dictator of the Koprulu sector, Arcturus Mengsk. It also introduces several new multiplayer units and features that enhance the acclaimed StarCraft II online experience.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7/Windows® 8 and Macintosh® at a suggested retail price of $39.99 USD. The expansion will also be available digitally directly from Blizzard’s StarCraft II website (www.StarCraft2.com) at an expected price of $39.99 USD.
Blizzard is offering a Collector’s Edition of Heart of the Swarm loaded with digital and physical bonus items, available exclusively at select retail stores for a suggested retail price of $79.99 USD. Players will also have the option of purchasing a Digital Deluxe version of the expansion, which will include all of the digital items from the Collector’s Edition. The Digital Deluxe version will be available directly from Blizzard via www.StarCraft2.com at an expected price of $59.99 USD. Players who purchase the standard edition digitally or at retail will have the option to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe version at any time (for as long as the standalone Digital Deluxe version remains available) for an additional $20 USD.
Presales for the standard digital and Digital Deluxe versions of Heart of the Swarm are now available. Players who would like to purchase either version and be ready to play the moment the expansion launches can do so now by visiting www.StarCraft2.com. For players who prepurchase, the expansion content will automatically be digitally delivered via StarCraft II’s streaming launcher prior to the release of Heart of the Swarm. Players who would like to preorder the standard box or the retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition can do so by visiting their local retailer.
“With Heart of the Swarm, our goal has been to expand on the multiplayer action and cinematic storytelling of Wings of Liberty,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Combined with features like unranked matchmaking and our new leveling system, this expansion elevates the StarCraft II experience for players of all skill levels.”
The Digital Deluxe version of Heart of the Swarm includes a full digital copy of the expansion along with the following in-game bonus items:

  • StarCraft II Torrasque: Crush the enemies of the Swarm with the indomitable Torrasque, a fearsome new look for your zerg Ultralisks.
  • StarCraft II Battle.net® Portraits and Decals: New Swarm-infested Battle.net portraits and decals help you customize the look of your online profile and in-game army.
  • World of Warcraft® In-Game Pet: The Baneling companion pet is bursting with enthusiasm and ready to explode onto the Pet Battles scene.
  • Diablo® III Blade Wings and Banner Sigil: Grow zerg-like wings in honor of the Queen of Blades, and unfurl an exclusive banner sigil to mark your allegiance to the Swarm in Sanctuary.

The Collector’s Edition of Heart of the Swarm includes the full version of the game on DVD-ROM and contains the following exclusive bonus items, in addition to the content from the Digital Deluxe version:

  • Behind-the-Scenes DVD and Blu-ray: Immerse yourself in the StarCraft universe with developer commentary, interviews with voice actors, and an in-depth historical retrospective on StarCraft’s eSports legacy narrated by key members of the community.
  • Collector’s Edition Soundtrack CD: Enhance your Heart of the Swarm musical experience with this collection of 11 tracks from the game.
  • Heart of the Swarm Hardcover Art Book: This 144-page tome features never-before-seen art from the expansion, including early concept sketches and meticulous 3D renderings.
  • Zerg Rush Mousepad: This Collector’s Edition mousepad depicts the Terran Dominion holding out desperately under the onslaught of the Swarm.

Heart of the Swarm picks up the story of StarCraft II where Wings of Liberty left off, focusing on Kerrigan’s quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk. Over the course of 20 campaign missions, players will follow Kerrigan as she sweeps across the galaxy, incorporating a variety of distinctive zerg species into her brood. Kerrigan will grow in strength from mission to mission, and players will be able to customize her with powerful new abilities, as well as evolve various zerg strains into fearsome new subspecies to suit their play style.
New weapons of war also debut in Heart of the Swarm‘s multiplayer, including new units such as Terran Hellbats, Zerg Swarm Hosts, and Protoss Tempests, while certain existing units from Wings of Liberty will be updated with new capabilities. New features will enhance the game experience, including group and clan systems; unranked matchmaking; Global Play, enabling players to battle others in different regions around the world; additional stat tracking; user interface improvements; an enhanced physics system, for more visceral looking battles; multiplayer replays, to watch replays with friends; a leveling system that gives Heart of the Swarm players a new way to earn customization options for their online profiles; and much more.
Heart of the Swarm has received a Teen rating from the ESRB. In addition to the English version, Heart of the Swarm will be fully localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Italian, and Polish. Availability of Heart of the Swarm in mainland China will be announced at a later date.
To learn more about StarCraft II and Heart of the Swarm, visit the official website at www.StarCraft2.com. To set up a Battle.net account and to opt-in to Blizzard Entertainment beta tests, please visit the official Battle.net website at www.battle.net.
With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available — visit jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes fourteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment’s expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Blizzard Entertainment generally uses words such as “outlook,” “will,” “could,” “would,” “might,” “remains,” “to be,” “plans,” “believes,” “may,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “estimate,” “future,” “plan,” “positioned,” “potential,” “project,” “remain,” “scheduled,” “set to,” “subject to,” “upcoming” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Blizzard Entertainment’s actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Blizzard Entertainment’s titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Blizzard Entertainment’s products, competition from the used game market, industry competition and competition from other forms of entertainment, rapid changes in technology, industry standards and consumer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as real-time strategy, action–role-playing and massively multiplayer online games, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against Blizzard Entertainment, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors and third-party developers, including the ability to attract, retain and develop key personnel and developers who can create high quality “hit” titles, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities, and the other factors identified in the risk factors section of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Blizzard Entertainment and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Blizzard Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Blizzard Entertainment or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.   

Source: Blizzard & AllGamesBeta

More Future Publishing Closings

As I speculated previously, Future Publishing has announced more magazine closings, this time from the UK division of the company. They will be ending Xbox World & PSM3. Here’s the full announcement:

“Xbox World and PSM3 magazines to close

UK media business Future has confirmed the closure of Xbox World and PSM3 magazines in the UK, as it continues its focus on digital growth.

The final issues of the unofficial magazines will go on sale Wednesday, December 12, with an aim to redeploy affected staff across the business.

Clair Porteous, Future’s Head of Entertainment, said in a statement: “After careful consideration, Future has made the decision to close Xbox World and PSM3 magazines with the final issues going on sale on December 12.

“This decision has been taken as Future continues to focus on its strategy on accelerating digital growth across its international digitally-focussed brand business.

“Future’s gaming portfolio saw over 14m unique users for October 2012 – up over 20% on October 2011. We intend and fully expect there to be no redundancies and will be looking to redeploy all staff within the business.

“Future continues to publish the highly successful Official Magazines for Xbox and PlayStation.”

Xbox World was launched by Computec Media in 2003, before being purchased by Future later the same year alongside sister mag PlayStation World.

PSM3 was launched by Future in 2000 as PSM2 and has published over 160 issues.”

Source: AllGamesBeta & CVG

Europe – Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two – Collector’s Edition Details

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Disney has announced a Collector’s Edition for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Europe. Here’s a look at what it comes with:

  • 8GB Oswald USB – Packed with Disney Content
  • Exclusive Disney Mickey or Oswald Figurine
  • Exclusive film cell taken from the 1928 short “The Fox Chase”
  • Exclusive Retro TV packaging

Source: AllGamesBeta