Archive for February 9th, 2014

The LEGO Movie Videogame (Multi) – Launch Trailer, European Release Date, & Press Release

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LONDON, UK. – February 7th, 2014 – Step into a LEGO® game unlike any other and become a true Master Builder!  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced The LEGO Movie Videogame will be available in UK retail stores from February 14th for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held, and Windows PC.

The LEGO Movie Videogame, released with the highly anticipated “The LEGO Movie,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S, takes players on an awesome adventure through fantastical LEGO worlds, including Bricksburg, Cloud Cuckoo Land and the Wild West of Flatbush Gulch. And for the first time ever in a LEGO game, all environments are made entirely of digital LEGO bricks.

“We challenged ourselves to introduce a new element never-before-seen in any LEGO game and did that with environments made entirely out of LEGO bricks, giving players more authentic opportunities to interact with the world around them,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “This is a chance for every LEGO builder to collect LEGO instruction pages and harness the powers of the Master Builders.”

Based on the humorous and action-packed events from the film, The LEGO Movie Videogame puts players in control of Emmet, an ordinary LEGO minifigure mistakenly thought to be “The Special” — a character prophesized to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant.  Using the abilities of more than 90 characters inspired by the film, which include an unlikely cast from some of the world’s most beloved and well-knowing properties, including DC Comics Super Heroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, family members of all ages will navigate 15 exciting levels in the console version and 45 action-packed missions in the handheld version.  With unexpected moments and twists at every level, gamers will build their way -through a uniquely LEGO adventure on their ultimate mission to bring creativity to their LEGO world.

Among the playable characters in the game are fan-favorites from the film like Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt; Vitruvius, voiced by Morgan Freeman; Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks; Batman, voiced by Will Arnett; and Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell.

The LEGO Movie Videogame is rated PEGI 7 and is available on February 14th for Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360, PS3™, Wii U™, PS®Vita, Nintendo 3DS™ and Windows PC.

Source: GamesPress & WB Games

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends: Complete Edition (PS3, PS4, & PSV) – Key Art, Box Art, Screenshots, European Release Date, & Press Release

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Hertfordshire, 7 February 2014- Tecmo Koei Europe is excited to announce today the release date of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita, as well as the fan-anticipated release of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends for PlayStation®3. Both titles will be released simultaneously across Europe on 4th April 2014, bringing the Dynasty Warriors franchise dynamically to the new generation of consoles.

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends for PlayStation®3, is a stand-alone expansion of the highly successful Dynasty Warriors 8, which was released in July 2013 to critical acclaim. It will include new episodes that add to the story of the three kingdoms the game revolves around, focusing on the exploits of the mightiest of warriors, Lu Bu. Additionally DW8XL will see the introduction of 5 new characters, giving players the option to choose between 82 warriors in total.
Xtreme Legends will also feature multiple hypothetical scenarios that alter the plotlines of various episodes throughout the ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms story’, an expanded Ambition Mode and the popular Challenge Mode. The Free Mode has also been significantly enhanced, featuring among other things, the Xtreme Legends ‘Ultimate’ difficulty level.

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita, is a treat for Dynasty Warriors fans that have migrated to the new generation of consoles. It includes both Dynasty Warriors 8 and Dynasty Warriors Xtreme Legends, thus giving new fans the opportunity to play through both titles. As an added bonus, PlayStation®3 Dynasty Warriors 8 save data are transferable across all platforms!
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Dynasty Warriors 8 is a historical tactical action game that follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China. It features more than 40 completely new stages: verdant plains, desolate wastelands, sharp ravines, huge castles, and other breath-taking sites, giving stronger emphasis in the stage of these epic battles and inspired by ancient landscapes.
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Source: GamesPress (1, 2, 3, & 4)

Nordic Game Charts – Week 5 of 2014

1. FIFA 14
2. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
3. BATTLEFIELD 4
4. ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG
5. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
6. LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES
7. TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION
8. GRAN TURISMO 6
9. JUST DANCE 2014
10. SKYLANDERS: SWAP FORCE
11. NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS
12. MINECRAFT
13. NHL 14
14. DISNEY INFINITY
15. SKATE 3
16. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
17. NBA 2K14
18. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS
19. DIABLO III
20. FARMING SIMULATOR 2013

Source: ANGI/Media Control Gfk & GamesPress

Sega Announces Sonic Boom – Logo, Screenshots, TV Visuals, Key Art, & Press Release

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LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (February 6, 2014) – For more than two decades Sonic the Hedgehog has been one of the world’s biggest gaming icons, with over 70 video game titles, four animated series, and an extensive global merchandising line to his name.  This year SEGA® is excited to introduce a new branch of the Sonic universe, entitled Sonic Boom , that will debut a new look for Sonic and friends and launch their first-ever CG animated television series, new videogames for Wii U™ system and Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system and a new toy line.  The creative driving forces behind these projects are working together with SEGA to kick-start a global campaign for Sonic Boom ™ that will excite and engage new and existing fans across a variety of platforms.

Sonic Boom’s visual identity includes character designs inspired by the abilities and unique personalities of each of the characters while still maintaining the core identity and values of the Sonic brand.  The rich worlds of the TV series and videogame will share a common narrative and a number of location and stylistic similarities reflecting full collaboration between videogame, TV series partners and SEGA from the outset.

The Sonic Boom television series, coproduced by SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions, will debut on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and on CANAL J and GULLI in France during the 2014/2015 season.  The series is an ensemble comedy consisting of 52 x 11-minute standalone episodes packed full of high-adrenaline action.  Every episode starts from a small character-driven story and explodes into an epic tale of saving the world, robot battles and more.

Serving as a prequel to the stories revealed in the TV series the Sonic Boom video game will deliver a totally different experience to previous Sonic games with collaborative gameplay at its core.  Developed in the U.S by California based Big Red Button Entertainment (Wii U™) and Sanzaru Games (Nintendo 3DS™) in collaboration with Sonic Team, this is the third title to be released as part of an exclusive deal with Nintendo®.  Sonic Boom will take advantage of the innovative hardware of both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, with traditional elements of Sonic games, such as speed, also featured.  The videogame will also introduce exploration, combat and a new Enerbeam tether mechanic that will allow the Sonic Boom world to be discovered in totally unique ways.

Sonic Boom will be supported by a robust global licensing and merchandising program, anchored by new master toy partner TOMY. TOMY’s line will showcase the new character looks, stressing interaction between core characters, and will feature new play patterns based on both the new game and TV series.  TOMY will develop a comprehensive toy range across a broad number of categories including plush, action figures, RC, role play, vehicles and novelty. Sonic fans can expect a high-quality, collectible toy line fueled by TOMY innovation and energized with speed, lights, sounds, motion-activation and action-performance.  SEGA will launch a broad licensing program across multiple categories including toys, apparel, publishing, accessories, food and beverage and more – making this one of the biggest license initiatives SEGA has undertaken in recent years.  The company will enlist many of its current partners who have had tremendous success with Sonic over the past years while seeking new licensees to join this exciting new Sonic licensing program.

“SEGA is constantly looking to feed the appetite of Sonic fans, new and existing alike” commented Hiroyuki Miyazaki, SEGA’s Chief Content Officer for Sonic. “The various pieces of the Sonic Boom project, such as its unique look, mix of comedy, and action and its focus on the whole ensemble with Sonic as the star, offer another exciting part of that universe for people to explore and enjoy.  It will be at once familiar but also new.”

Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared as a videogame character in June 1991 and instantly became an icon for a generation of gamers. Defined by his super-fast speed and cool attitude, in the years since he first raced on to videogame consoles Sonic has become a true global phenomenon with over 140 million videogames sold or downloaded worldwide across consoles, PC’s, mobile phones and tablets. SEGA’s iconic blue blur has also gone on to enjoy incredible success in many licensed areas, such as toys, apparel, comics and animation.

The Sonic Boom TV series is a coproduction between SEGA of America Inc. and OuiDO! Productions.  Executive producers on the show are Evan Baily, Donna Friedman Meir and Jane McGregor on behalf of SEGA, and Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog from OuiDO!.  Other partners involved in the TV series include Lagardère Entertainment Rights for distribution and Lagardère Active TV Licensing & New Business for licensing and merchandise in France.

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, 3, 4, & 5)

Random Game Facts – Final Fantasy VII’s Original Story

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Source: DidYouKnowGaming & The Final Fantasy Wiki