Archive for December 14th, 2013

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (AN & iOS) – Artwork, Screenshots, Trailer, & Press Release

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is back on mobile and better than before with a fully revamped version of the adventure that first brought Sonic and Tails together. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is available for the first time on Google Play bringing a new way for fans to enjoy the classic game. This version is free as an update for fans that have already downloaded the game for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and new players can purchase the re-mastered version from the App Store.

Gamers can re-discover the high speed adrenaline rush through iconic zones such as Emerald Hill, Chemical Plant and Casino Night. Spin, dash and loop de loop with upgraded visuals and a silky smooth frame rate. Defeat deadly enemies as Sonic, Tails or Knuckles and experience brand new content in the challenging Boss Attack Mode where players can now try and beat all of the game’s bosses in a single run.

For the first time, fans can finally discover the secrets of the much rumoured and never-before-seen Hidden Palace Zone. This brand new level was never included in the original Genesis version of the game and feature new enemies, hazards and an epic showdown with Dr. Eggman. This hidden zone is a forgotten treasure finally ready to be discovered on mobile.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is available now from Google Play priced £2.18, and the App Store for £1.99

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3) & Sega

RUSH (WU) – Screenshots & Launch Trailer

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Europe – LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (iOS) – Screenshots & Press Release

London, UK 12th December, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, LucasArts and The LEGO Group today announced the release of the highly popular LEGO videogame franchise, LEGO®  Star Wars ™: The Complete Saga, for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices available now on the App Store.

Since its debut to console and handhelds in 2007, fans everywhere have enjoyed the award-winning LEGO  Star Wars : The Complete Saga  and now they can travel to distant galaxies far, far away as they play through their favourite moments from the films on-the-go.

“We are very proud and excited to make our acclaimed LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga  available to iOS players,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games, Publishing.  “With hundreds of character customisation options, a plethora of puzzles to solve, and vast worlds to explore, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for iOS will have mobile gamers enjoying endless hours of gameplay.”

In LEGO Star Wars : The Complete Saga for iOS, players can experience the epic adventures of all six films and unlock up to 120 characters, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Han Solo, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.  They can either play as their favourite Jedi Knight or Sith Lord, using the Force with their fingertips.  With a tap or swipe of the finger, players can use the
Force and fight a Lightsaber duel – either for or against the evil Empire!

Delivering 36 action-packed levels, players will be able to download the LEGO Star Wars app and play Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace story mode for free.  All other Episodes and additional content are available for purchase, as well as other exciting in-game content such as special missions, levels, and modes.

Developed by TT Games , LEGO  Star Wars : The Complete Saga is now available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.appstore.com/LEGOStarWarsTheCompleteSaga.

Source: GamesPress (1 & 2)

Europe – Ys: Memories of Celceta (PSV) – Release Date Announced

 

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Santa Ana, Calif. (December 11, 2013) – NIS America is proud to announce that Ys: Memories of Celceta will release in retail form in Europe on February 21, 2014 for the PlayStation®Vita system. The European PSN version of the game will release the following week on February 25. Ys is a long-running, much-loved action RPG series from Nihon Falcom. For more information, visit http://nisamerica.com/games/ys_memoriesofcelceta/

About the game:

In Ys: Memories of Celceta, developer Falcom revisits the land and characters of Japanese cult favorite Ys IV for its first ever European debut. This re-envisioning of the fourth installment in the Ys series takes a brand new approach, changing and framing the story of Ys IV within an all-new tale of conspiracy, deception, and mystery. Featuring an updated version of the party-based battle system from Ys SEVEN, as well as the largest and most varied overworld in series history, Ys: Memories of Celceta brings a greater sense of adventure to the Ys universe than has ever been seen before.

Key features:

Experience the Land of Celceta in English for the Very First Time
Its first ever release in Europe, Ys: Memories of Celceta will take players on a new adventure in never-before-seen locales within the Ys universe.

Explore the Biggest Overworld in Ys Series History
Eclipsing all previous entries in the Ys  series in both size and content, the overworld map metes out battle and exploration in equal measure. A robust mapping system with customizable waypoints and clear, detailed icons aid the journey through this
mysterious new land.

Adventure Forth with a Party of Allies
The party battle system from Ys SEVEN  returns, but this time with a host of upgrades such as enhanced flash-guarding, a more versatile party AI, and unique abilities for party members to streamline encounters for fast and furious battle.

Throw Down the Gauntlet in Boss Rush Mode
Boss Rush makes a comeback, pitting Adol and his companions against implacable foes to keep the challenge going well after the main story has been completed.

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Toukiden: The Age of Demons (PSP & PSV) – Concept Art, Artwork, & Trailer

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Earth Defense Force 2025 (360 & PS3) – European Box Art & Screenshots

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League of Legends (PC) – Yasuo Champion Spotlight Video

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UK – The Legend of Zelda Concert Announced

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December 12th, 2013 – Fans of Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series are set for a musical treat like no other as Symphonic Legends London, a concert dedicated to music from the much loved role-playing adventure series, will take place at London’s Barbican on July 13th, 2014.

Featuring music performed courtesy of Nintendo, Symphonic Legends London takes concertgoers on an unforgettable journey through some of The Legend of Zelda’s best-loved themes. With new and revised scores by renowned video game arrangers, Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo, Symphonic Legends London squeezes every last musical drop of action, adventure, romance, heartbreak and heroics from soundtracks to games such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The concert also features the world premiere of a brand new Overture of music from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, sending listeners’ imagination soaring to the skies and beyond.

Adding to the excitement, Symphonic Legends London boasts an unprecedented ensemble of musicians and singers on stage for a video game concert. Joining the world famous London Symphony Orchestra – returning to the world of video games following the success of the sell-out, Final Symphony concert in May 2013 – will be the majestic London Symphony Chorus. Encompassing well over 200 musicians and choristers, Symphonic Legends London brings the power and majesty of The Legend of Zelda series to musical life in emphatic style.

Symphonic Legends London is being developed by the award winning Merregnon Studios, the world’s leading video game concert production company. With over 10 years of experience in the genre, Merregnon Studios helped debut the first ever orchestral performance of music from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in Germany in 2003, as well as being the first company ever to work with the prestigious London Symphony Orchestra on a video game concert.

“We’re so excited to be working with the London Symphony Orchestra on a video game concert again,” said Thomas Böcker, Producer of Symphonic Legends London. “Performing together with the London Symphony Chorus, it will be an unforgettable night for everybody, whether you’re a keen The Legend of Zelda fan or simply a lover of amazing music.”

“Working on our first video game concert earlier this year was a fantastically exciting experience,” added, Gareth Davies, Principle Flautist with the LSO. “The fans who attended the Final Symphony concert were one of the most attentive audiences I’ve ever played for and it is a delight to be playing Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo’s superb arrangements again.”

Tickets for the July 13th concert will be on sale starting tomorrow 10 AM and range in price from £30 to £85. To book tickets please visit the official concert site: http://www.symphoniclegends.com/

Source: GamesPress

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Weekly Smash Up 3 – Super Smash Bros. For 3DS & Wii U Screenshots

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Ultra Street Fighter IV (360, PC, & PS3) – Screenshots, Trailer, & Details On New Gameplay Modes

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At the Capcom Cup fighting game event that took place in the San Francisco Bay Area today, Capcom revealed two new gameplay modes that will be included in Ultra Street Fighter IV for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. In addition to the action-packed new features and the finely-tuned rebalanced gameplay, the new version will give players the opportunity to practice online with their fellow fighters in an Online Training Mode. Additionally, Team Battle Mode will bring 3v3 matches online where players can team up with their favorite world warriors to battle it out for online supremacy.

In Ultra Street Fighter IV, Poison, Hugo, Elena, Rolento and a secret all-new playable character join the fight, complete with new animations and their own unique play styles, bringing the current roster count to a massive 44 characters. Six new battle environments (including Pitstop 109, Cosmic Elevator, Half Pipe and more) provide a thrilling and colorful backdrop to the action. Direct fan feedback was gathered on all of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition’s original 39 characters and core system mechanics in order to achieve the most balanced Street Fighter ever. Further details on the exciting new modes and gameplay
features will be shared in the coming months.

Owners of Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be able to download Ultra Street Fighter IV as a
$14.99/€14.99 digital upgrade for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in early June 2014. The PC digital upgrade for $14.99/€14.99 and the PC full digital bundle for $29.99/€29.99 will both be available in August 2014. Also in August, PS3 and Xbox 360 users can purchase the retail versions or the full download version of the game for $39.99/€39.99. Players who purchase the retail (PS3, Xbox 360) or full digital bundle (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) will receive all previously released costumes for the series (a $40/€40 value), making this the definitive version of Street Fighter IV!

Source: All Games Beta & GamesHQMedia