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Western Releases Announced For One Piece Unlimited World Red

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Namco Bandai Games Europe announced today that One Piece Unlimited World Red will be reaching European and Australian shores in 2014 for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, Nintendo 3DS handheld system and Wii U! One Piece Unlimited World Red is an action-adventure RPG game developed by Ganbarion, based on the widely popular and praised One Piece manga created by the renowned mangaka Eiichiiro Oda.

The New World and its fierce challenges await Luffy and his nakama. In One Piece Unlimited World Red, players will live the complete Pirate adventure thanks to fun-filled escapades, action-packed battles and powerful allies in a whole new never-before-seen scenario. Who is this mysterious character speaking with Luffy and what are his plans?

One Piece fans will be playing as all of their favourite Straw Hat crew members and progress through the storyline where they will be challenged by famous boss battles such as Crocodile, Rob Lucci, Caesar Clown and many others! Mastering many skills will be mandatory in order to execute numerous flashy combos, to dodge or interact with enemies etc.! Just like in the original manga, when things get bad, players will be able to get some help from a friend in an exciting co-op gameplay to beat down strong opponents, or simply to enjoy mini-games such as fishing, bug-catching and so on!

“As one of the most successful manga we ever witnessed, One Piece is a phenomenon that deserves AAA adaptations” said Hiroaki Ochiai, Senior Vice President of IP Strategy at Namco Bandai Games Europe. “We decided to team-up with Ganbarion to create a new opus for the “ Unlimited ” series. Thanks to their expertise, we are sure to have an amazing game where all the details from the One Piece universe will be perfectly pictured. On top of that, we are really proud and happy to have a never-before-seen scenario for this game!”

Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita will feature local multiplayer gameplay for up to four players. Wii U and PlayStation 3 will feature split screen multiplayer gameplay for up to two players.

One Piece Unlimited World Red is scheduled for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in 2014.

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Source: All Games Beta

Nintendo To Show Off Indie Games At GDC

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Nintendo is showcasing a variety of fun indie video games developed using Unity Pro for its Wii U console. The games, made by talented and experienced developers, will be shown at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week. Nintendo is also showing GDC attendees how its Nintendo Web Framework (NWF) development tool was used to create a new game demo with characters and elements from the Mario vs. Donkey Kong franchise. The game demo shows how developers can create great experiences using NWF, and that the user-friendly, full-featured tool expands access to developing Wii U games to as many people as possible.

Another way Nintendo makes things easier for developers is through a relationship with Unity, one of the most popular game development tools for indie developers. Unity supports many major platforms, but the platform license fees can sometimes be a hurdle for small indie operations. Nintendo has an arrangement with Unity so that authorized Wii U developers can get a license to develop with Unity Pro for Wii U for free and not have to worry about any end-user licensing fees for the platform.

“We want to demonstrate to developers how easy it is for them to bring their creative ideas to Nintendo systems,” said Steve Singer, vice president of Licensing at Nintendo of America. “Nintendo offers wide-ranging support for indie developers, whether they want to use NWF, Unity or their own proprietary code.”

Nintendo’s support of indie developers continues in the Unity booth, No. 1402, during GDC week. On Thursday, March 20, from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m., Dan Adelman, manager of Business Development at Nintendo of America, will explain the step-by-step process of how to release games in the Nintendo eShop.

Visitors to the Nintendo booth at GDC will be able to get their hands on the following Wii U games, all developed using Unity

Armillo by Fuzzy Wuzzy Games: This rolling platforming game stars a space armadillo and includes spherical worlds, moon stages, a parallel universe and hidden 2D levels. His little blue critter friends and his brother help him fight the invasion of the robotic Darkbots.

Ballpoint Universe: Infinite by Arachnid Games: This adventure seems taken right out of a student’s notebook. The entire game uses ballpoint pen drawings to create an imaginative world to explore.

Cubemen 2 by Nnooo: This fast-paced, action-packed, original 3D strategy game blends tower defense and real-time strategy genres into a fresh and exciting new experience that includes challenging strategy modes and customizable game settings.

Ittle Dew by Ludosity AB: Adventuress Ittle Dew and her sidekick, Tippsie, crash onto a strange island filled with loot and mysterious inhabitants. The game is loaded with adventure and features beautiful hand-drawn HD graphics.

Monkey Pirates by Henchmen Studio: Players control the boat of one of four captains and fight in multiple arenas based on four seaworthy environments. In those arenas players can find multiples bonuses to improve their weaponry or improve their ships while dealing with elements like icebergs, volcanoes, teleports, maelstroms and turrets.

Nihilumbra by BeautiFun Games: Born was created from the absolute nothingness: The Void. But somehow he separates himself from the black emptiness and appears in the world, where his long odyssey begins. He must learn how to use the colors around him to gain powerful abilities and transform the world.

Stick It to the Man by Zoink & Ripstone: Ray lives in a world where everything is made out of paper and stickers. An accident gives him awesome powers that let him read people’s minds and change the world around him by folding it, tearing it, pulling stickers off and sticking them elsewhere.

Teslagrad by Rain Games: This 2D game about exploration features a hand drawn art style, an open, steampunk-inspired world to explore and a wordless, story-driven plot. Magnetic forces are a central theme of the game, which includes 20 unique tracks of music.

Wooden Sen’SeY by Neko Entertainment: This 3D action-platformer is set in a unique “Japan Steam Rock” universe filled with humor. Players follow Goro, a village chief, as he seeks revenge through a variety of levels. Using old-school game play, he will defeat his enemies using his axes to slice, dice, squash and grapple.

Source: All Games Beta

Demon Gaze – Disgaea DLC – Screenshots & Press Release

NIS America is excited to show off some shots of the collaboration between the critically acclaimed dungeon-crawling RPG Demon Gaze and Nippon Ichi’s very own Disgaea series. The game will be making its way to the PlayStation Vita on April 22 in North America and April 25 in Europe. Both retail and digital versions of this title will be available. As the main character Oz, you will explore beautiful 3D dungeons as you fight against a myriad of highly detailed and illustrated monsters in order to bolster your party with ever stronger equipment. Fans of high-definition anime artwork and dungeon exploration will enjoy gazing upon this title in April!

For the first month upon release on PSN, players can download a number of Disgaea characters for free that will allow them to add fan-favorite Disgaea characters to their list of party member appearance choices. Characters being offered are Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi and Prinny.

In this batch of screenshots, you can see how the Disgaea character portraits DLC will appear within the game!

Source: All Games Beta

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII – Final Fantasy Legends Collection DLC – Screenshots, Details, & Press Release

LOS ANGELES (Mar. 11, 2014)Square Enix Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, has released new downloadable content (DLC) for its action-role playing game (RPG) LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII.

Featuring a slew of costumes, shields and weapons, the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII content includes four new add-on DLC – all on sale today. Players can now strengthen Lightning and customize her look in a myriad of ways through:

FINAL FANTASY LEGENDS DLC

FINAL FANTASY Legends Collection ($9.99)
·         FINAL FANTASY X-2 Yuna, FINAL FANTASY VII Cloud, FINAL FANTASY VII Aerith

SAMURAI DLC

Sohei Savior ($2.99)
·         Garb: Sohei Savior
·         Weapon: Treasure Hold
·         Shield: Fealty

Shogun ($2.99)
·         Garb: Shogun
·         Weapon: Thirteen Nights
·         Shield: Thunderstruck

The Samurai Collection ($9.99)
All 7 Samurai outfits
·         Shining Prince
·         Dark Samurai
·         Sohei Savior
·         Utsusemi
·         Art of War
·         Flower of Battle
·         Shogun


Previously released Samurai DLC including Flower of Battle, Art of War, Dark Samurai, Shining Prince, and Utsusemi are also available for $2.99 each.

Source: Square Enix & PR E-mail

Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster – Screenshots, Launch Trailer, & Press Release

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SQUARE ENIX today released the launch trailer, “The Summoner’s Journey” for FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster.

Tied intrinsically to the Fayth from which they are born, the Aeons of FINAL FANTASY X play a crucial and symbolic role in Yuna’s journey to become a full-fledged summoner. The first game in the series to give players full control over the franchise’s iconic creatures, each summoned monster is beautifully rendered in the game’s newly remastered HD graphics. FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster is available next Tuesday with 20+ hours of new gameplay, cross-save support, and trophies to earn.

Source: Square Enix (1 & 2) & PR E-mail

Tropico 5 – Screenshots & Press Release

Have you considered taking your summer vacation to the gorgeous island of Tropico this year? If not, take a look through the brand new screenshots for Tropico 5 and see what a luxurious holiday you might be missing out on. Choose from a range of fun activities: like a night at Tropico’s famous Elephant circus, an expedition into our exotic wild life parks or admire some of the grand historic landmarks dedicated to our brilliant and wise leader El Presidente. Or just simply kick back on the beach at one of our many fantastic island resorts and enjoy a view of the ocean with the bluest blue you’ll ever see.

Tropico 5 will be available for PC, Xbox 360, Mac and Linux in early summer – with a version for the PlayStation 4 platform following later this year.

Source: All Games Beta

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Pre-Orders Open With Free Instant Level 90 Boost Included

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PARIS, France—March 10, 2014— This fall, World of Warcraft® players around the globe will clash with the legends of Warcraft®’s brutal past when Warlords of Draenor charges into stores worldwide. Azeroth’s heroes can prepare for the coming onslaught today by pre-purchasing the expansion digitally at www.worldofwarcraft.com/warlords. Players who answer this call to arms will receive their character boost to level 90 immediately, allowing them to join friends on the battlefield or experience the latest content from a whole new perspective.

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The fifth expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game leads players to the untamed world of Draenor, where the orc warchief Grommash Hellscream is forging his twisted Iron Horde into a world-shattering weapon of conquest. Faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, the champions of the Horde and the Alliance must establish a base of operations on Draenor and seek out courageous allies to make a stand against Hellscream’s mighty war machine.

“We’re sending players deep into uncharted territory with Warlords of Draenor,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “New features like the Garrison will give players a commanding role in the Warcraft saga like never before, and everyone can get in on the action right away with the included level-90 boost. There’s never been a better time to go to war for the Horde or the Alliance.”

When Warlords of Draenor launches this fall, it will introduce a wide variety of epic features and content for players of every kind, whether they’re longtime veterans or new recruits. With the expansion, players will be able to:

·         Explore a Savage World: Explore the hostile world of Draenor, home of the orc and draenei races, as it once existed, and adventure in all-new zones alongside characters central to Warcraft history.

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·         Build a Garrison: Construct, command, and expand your own customizable stronghold on Draenor, and gather NPC followers to collect resources and embark on missions on your orders.
·         Instantly Upgrade to Level 90 : Upon pre-purchasing the expansion, boost one character of your choosing to level 90, making it easier than ever to enjoy the latest content together with your friends.
·         Step Into New Character Models: Character models and animations for World of Warcraft’s original playable races are being fully revamped while maintaining the game’s iconically epic style.
·         Adventure to Level 100: Reach new heights of power and unlock bonuses to further enhance your abilities on your way to the new level cap of 100.
·         . . . And More: Take on a wide array of Dungeons, Raids, Scenarios, Battlegrounds, Challenge Modes, and more—no matter what kind of content you enjoy, new adventures await.

Warlords of Draenor will come in a Standard Edition (physical and digital versions available), which players can pre-purchase now at a suggested retail price of £34.99. Players also have the option to upgrade their pre-purchase to the Digital Deluxe Edition (SRP £49.99), which contains the following in-game bonuses for World of Warcraft and other Blizzard games (each available in-game at the time of pre-purchase):

·         World of Warcraft —Dread Raven Mount and Dread Hatchling Pet: Swoop down from the dark of night on the black-winged Dread Raven, a mortal progeny of Anzu, and devour your prey in your next Pet Battle with the adorably ferocious Dread Hatchling.
·         StarCraft® II —Warchief Portraits: Summon the strength of two of the most fearsome Iron Horde warchiefs—Grommash Hellscream and Blackhand—as you clash in the Koprulu sector in StarCraft II.
·         Diablo® III —Warsong Pennant: Brandish this battle-torn pennant on your back, and channel the rage of the Warsong Clan against the demonic forces of Sanctuary in Diablo III.

Players who pre-purchase either the digital Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition from Blizzard at www.worldofwarcraft.com/warlords will be able to immediately boost one character of their choosing to level 90, allowing them to experience the latest World of Warcraft content alongside their friends††. Players who wish to boost multiple characters to level 90 also now have the option to purchase additional level-90 character boosts directly through the game at £40 apiece. Further details on character boosts, including information on the gear, skills, and provisions boosted level-90 characters will receive, can be found at www.worldofwarcraft.com.

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Warlords of Draenor will also be available in a retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition, which comes equipped with the digital bonus items from the Digital Deluxe Edition as well as a full-color hardcover art book, a behind-the-scenes two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set, a CD soundtrack, and a Warlords of Draenor mouse pad. The Collector’s Edition will be available at select retailers for a suggested retail price of £64.99. Players should check their local retailer for details and availability and be sure to lock in their preorder, as supplies are limited.
In addition to the English version, Warlords of Draenor will be fully localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, European Spanish, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. For more information on World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor and to pre-purchase your copy, visit www.worldofwarcraft.com/warlords.
With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available—visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.
Players upgrading to Warlords of Draenor from World of Warcraft Starter Edition must wait until trial restrictions are removed before character boost becomes available (may take up to 72 hours).
†† Corresponding World of Warcraft expansions required.

Source: GamesPress

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Duelyst – Kickstarter Campaign Launched

SAN FRANCISCO – March 10, 2014 – Counterplay Games, a developer team made up of veteran developers and creators from AAA games including Diablo III, Rogue Legacy and the Ratchet & Clank series, today unveiled Duelyst, a tactical turn-based strategy game for PC/Mac and Web with a heavy focus on ranked competitive play. The group announced the launch of a 30-day Kickstarter campaign, now live at http://kck.st/NLR937, to crowdsource at least $68,000 in funding for the game’s development.

Slated for an Alpha launch in Q4 2014 , Duelyst has an expansive identify and mythology, with gorgeous landscapes filled with rich, complex characters, untold stories and unraveled histories. The focus is on squad-based combat on a tactical map with fast-paced multiplayer 1v1 battles where victory comes from defeating your opponent’s General. At launch, there will be five unique factions with a roster of 100+ battle units and spells.
KEY FEATURES:

  • Customize Your Battle Squad: Select from a roster of 100+ battle units and spells, each with different stats and abilities that interact in unique ways during combat. No squad or battle will play out the same.
  • Skill-Based Tactical Combat: Duelyst is about unit positioning, understanding your squad’s capabilities, anticipating your opponent and maintaining board control. At its core, Duelyst is a tactical tabletop board game without all the manual math calculations.
  • Real-Time or Asynchronous Gameplay: Players can choose from multiple game modes, including Ranked Draft or Ranked Normal, where each turn lasts 90 seconds in a multiplayer head-to-head synchronous live game. Or players can choose asynchronous, non-ranked matches with no limit to the length of time for each turn in the Practice Casual mode. In Single Player mode, players can challenge themselves against the computer AI and progress by unlocking new battle units and spells.
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Find equally matched players to play head-to-head anytime in Ranked Normal or Draft mode on various competitive tiers.
  • Short Sessions: Each game session is designed to be played in less than 30 minutes, so players can engage in competitive skill-based games without investing hours towards a single session.
  • Unlockables: Winning multiplayer matches and completing objectives in Single Player will unlock new battle units, spells, and alternate skins. Every battle unit and spell is earned by spending time playing the game.

For more information on Duelyst and Counterplay games, go to http://www.duelyst.com.

Source: GamesPress & Counterplay Games

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II – Screenshots, Trailer, Release Date, & Press Release

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – March 10, 2014 – We are happy to announce that the adventure finally continues and the sequel to Neocore Games’ steampunk action-RPG The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is now available for pre-order on PC. To pre-purchase the game, head to neocoregames.com/store and choose from the various supporter packages in various price ranges. The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is set to release on Windows® PC and Mac, April 17th for $14.99 on Steam.

As a bonus for all pre-purchases of The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, early adopters will receive instant access to the closed Beta.

Is the game worth playing if you have not played the first one? Definitely. Will it just do everything the first game did? It has so much more! Check out this comparison table.

Source: GamesPress (1, 2, & 3) & Neocore Games

Pro Riders Snowboard Now Available On Mac App Store

Bensalem – The slopes are calling! VTree Entertainment, a leading developer and publisher of Video Gaming and Virtual Reality industry, announced that Pro Riders Snowboard is now avaible on App Store.

Enter a snowboarding world of total freedom with awesome tricks and incredible jumps. 3 challenging courses with 3 levels of difficulty, set in realistic, high-detail, snow-filled landscapes make Pro Riders Snowboard a must game sport.
Show off your talents by unlocking achievements, by competing with the snowboard aces on steep slopes, maneuvering inches away from most impressive snowcovered landscapes.

Express yourself through tricks. You will have to master downhill runs in record time, but things aren’t as easy as they seem.

Pro Riders Snowboard game is designed to challenge both yourself and online gamers, play the combination of racing with family and friends.

Snowboard Extreme is an awesome game with great controls and graphics, with its reckless jumps and awesome tricks in a breathtaking winter mountain landscape, Pro Riders Snowboard offers an exceptional gaming experience in the extreme sports department.

Who says you can’t have fun in the snow when it’s warm outside?
What are you waiting for?

Go now on App Store and download Snowboard Extreme for $4.99!!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pro-riders-snowboard/id834273259?mt=12

Source: GamesPress