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BUTT-SLIDE TOGETHER: ACTION HENK RACES ONTO XBOX ONE AND PS4 WITH A BRAND NEW MULTIPLAYER MODE
RageSquid’s phenomenal “Toy Story meets Trials” PC speedrunning platformer to make console debut in March, thanks to Curve Digital.
February 1st, 2016 – London, United Kingdom
Get ready to run, jump, butt-slide and race your friends as highly anticipated title ‘Action Henk’ from the talented RageSquid team races onto the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digital stores this March – complete with a brand new local multiplayer race mode.
Action Henk is an intense speed platformer set in a toybox world, where a cast of classic action figure inspired characters compete to see who is the fastest toy in town. Often hailed as a cross between Sonic, Toy Story and Trials, Action Henk challenges players to shave milliseconds off their times by running, jumping and butt-sliding across stunning environments in a game which revels in supersonic action.
Tuesday 2nd February (1pm UK) – Codemasters & Koch Media today released a new gameplay trailer for the acclaimed DiRT Rally® and confirmed the additional content that will be added to the game when it launches on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC(DVD) on April 5th 2016. The trailer is available to watch now at www.dirtgame.com
In addition to the wealth of game content added during DiRT Rally’s Steam Early Access programme, console and PC players will be able to enjoy substantial new additions to the game in April. New Classic Mini and Super 1600 series will introduce the thrills of rallycross racing from the start of the game and 21 advanced rally driving video guides will help gamers maximise their rallying performance. Players will be able to drive the vintage full gravel surface at Pikes Peak for the first time in the game and three of Colin McRae’s most iconic liveries will enable them to relive the exploits of a legendary rally champion.
The DiRT team have also added seven extra cars, including some much-requested fan favourites:
· Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
· Renault 5 Turbo
· Renault Alpine A110
· Opel Corsa Super 1600
· Peugeot 207 S1600
· Renault Clio S1600
· Mini Classic Rallycross
Available to pre-order now is the limited run DiRT Rally Legend Edition, which includes the full length feature documentary Colin McRae: Rally Legend. The film tells the full story of the rally icon that inspired the DiRT series from the man himself and charts his career from the earliest days, through to his domination of the rallying world and his involvement with the famous Codemasters games.
Also included in the Legend Edition is the Fully Loaded MINI Pack, which unlocks and fully upgrades the MINI Cooper S from the start of the game, gives an exclusive livery for the car and provides a unique team mechanic with perks.
Gamers pre-ordering the digital edition of DiRT Rally will receive both the Fully Loaded MINI Pack and the Fully Loaded Rallycross Pack, which unlocks the Mini Classic Rallycross and provides the same benefits as the other packs.
DiRT Rally is now available on Steam and will be powersliding onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC(DVD) on April 5th 2016.
Ubisoft® announce that the Operation Black Ice free update for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
As part of the ongoing commitment to provide new content on a regular basis for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, the Operation Black Ice content pack includes the new yacht map, two new operators, Frost and Buck, from the elite Canadian special operations JTF 2 force, and new weapon skins. Additionally, the Spectator Camera feature will be available online for all platforms in custom games.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege post launch philosophy is to avoid any split in the community, consequently all gameplay elements will be available with no additional costs. Maps and modes will be free and available immediately for everyone. New operators and most weapon skins can be unlocked with earned currency, called Renown, or with R6 Credits.
Season Pass holders will instantly receive the new JTF 2 operators and non-Season Pass owners will be able to unlock them using Renown in-game currency or R6 Credits starting on February 9th.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is currently available worldwide for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit rainbow6.com
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The pressure is on in the latest Co-op challenge to come to Crytek’s free online shooter
Frankfurt am Main (Germany) February 3, 2016 – Face the heat of battle like never before in Operation Earth Shaker – an intense new Co-op challenge coming to Crytek’s free-to-play online shooter, Warface, today.
Operation Earth Shaker invites players to join forces and ascend through an enemy base constructed inside a cavernous volcano. As they progress, Warface operatives will face new trials at every turn, including a hailstorm of incoming fire from the advanced gun turrets that guard the facility.
Each of the five turret types poses a unique strategic threat that can only be neutralized with tactical teamwork. Alongside the turrets, enemy personnel wielding heavy duty weapons add another explosive element to contend with – ensuring players have to be at the top of their game to clear one secured area and move on to the next.
Those who survive to see the base’s uppermost level will soon discover that they’ve stepped out of the frying pan and into the fire as they encounter a deadly new boss. This final layer of high-tech security proves Blackwood will stop at nothing to protect – and eventually detonate – the giant Seismic Activity Generator housed within the volcano.
Operation Earth Shaker is the latest Co-op Special Operations mission to be added to Warface, following on from the popular Cyber Horde and Tower Raid challenges. Its arrival comes hot on the heels of a raft of new content added to the game in a winter update.
Watch the new trailer for Operation Earth Shaker now at www.youtube.com/warfacegame and sign up to play Warface for free at www.warface.com.
Ahead of Far Cry Primal’s launch later this month, we wanted to share our brand new live action trailer with you. Entitled “The Charge”, players can get a glimpse of the challenge that awaits them when they travel back to the Stone Age in Far Cry Primal.
Far Cry Primal will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23rd. The game will be released on March 1st for Windows PC.
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DRIVERS, START YOUR ENGINES!
TRACKMANIA® TURBO TO RELEASE ON MARCH 25, 2016
Ubisoft® has announced that TrackMania® Turbo, the latest instalment in the TrackMania franchise developed by Nadeo, a Ubisoft studio, will be released on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC on March 25, 2016.
TrackMania Turbo features an easy-to-learn, hard-to-master, arcade racing universe with time attack gameplay, where players set their own limits and challenges. The game revolves around an exhilarating combination of matchbox car fantasy and massive scale, focused on the pursuit of the perfect run around the track.
Using the Trackbuilder tool, players can build an endless number of tracks to train and challenge their skills. TrackMania Turbo also includes more than 200 head-spinning tracks set in four beautiful environments, each with their own driving style: Rollercoaster Lagoon, International Stadium, Canyon Grand Drift and Valley Down & Dirty.
The brand-new Rollercoaster Lagoon is set in a tropical paradise, where drivers must race through sunny beaches and magnetic rollercoasters. The fan favourite International Stadium is back, along with the Canyon Grand Drift and Valley Down & Dirty environments, all reworked with updated graphics, gameplay, dedicated new car designs and a new artistic direction, creating a visual identity that immerses gamers in the arcade racing experience more than ever.
To learn more about TrackMania Turbo, visit trackmania.com.
KOEI TECMO LAUNCHES
ARSLAN: THE WARRIORS OF LEGEND
Final playable characters and launch trailer released!
Hertfordshire, 9th February 2016- Koei Tecmo Europe is pleased to announce the release of anime-based tactical action title Arslan: the Warriors of Legend on Friday 12th February 2016 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft via retailers across Europe; the game is also available digitally for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. A PC version will be released via Steam® today, 9th February. Specifically for Steam®, Koei Tecmo has announced a special 10% discount for early purchasers of the title. This offer will apply for 10 days after launch and will conclude on the 19th of February.
Arslan: the Warriors of Legend tells the story of the young crown prince of Pars, Arslan, as he is forced out of his kingdom when his father, the king, is betrayed and defeated and his domain conquered. The player takes on the role of Arslan and his few companions as they strive to re-assemble an army and fight against overwhelming odds to liberate the kingdom.
Aside from the playable characters already revealed, Koei Tecmo announced today an additional two characters, this time from
Arslan’s enemy camp!
The first is Hilmes; the mysterious man behind the Silver Mask and Arslan’s arch-rival, has temporarily aligned himself with Luisitania, though his end-game appears to go deeper than simply leading the attacking forces to victory. By his side stands Zandeh, his highly skilled sword protector. Both characters will be playable in the free mode of the game, in the original extra scenarios available.
Additionally, three more stages have been revealed, a small Village, the imposing Zabul Fortress, and the vast Keep of St. Emmanuel, whose labyrinthine streets stage the last act of Arslan’s exciting adventure.
Finally, in anticipation of the launch on Friday, Koei Tecmo has released a launch trailer showcasing all of the game’s key playable characters and impressive battlefield manoeuvres! The trailer can be viewed here.
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WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE MOBILE GAMES LINE-UP
Bringing Top Entertainment Franchises, Cross -Platform Connectivity, and Proven Brand Marketing Expertise to the Mobile Space With Free-to-Play and Premium Games
3rd March, 2015 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the company’s slate of upcoming mobile game releases, showcasing diverse free-to-play and premium gaming experiences and leveraging some of the world’s most powerful franchises, including Batman™, DC Comics, Mortal Kombat™, the LEGO® brand and Game of Thrones®.
“Our mobile business has been a key priority for the company, and we are utilizing our incredibly talented internal development teams to create games with marquee franchises,” said David Haddad, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We’ve seen tremendous growth with our mobile business and expect to increase our market share by applying our best in class development, publishing and brand marketing to this impressive slate of games.”
The following are five new games under development with Warner Bros.’ wholly-owned development studios:
· Mortal Kombat™ X , NetherRealm Studios
The game blends fighting and card collection for a whole new way to experience Mortal Kombat on mobile platforms. Featuring cinematic gameplay and visceral Fatalities, play as legendary and all-new fighters created for Mortal Kombat X. Players who also own a forthcoming console or PC version of the game will have the ability to unlock content in the mobile game and vice versa.
· Batman™: Arkham Underworld , Turbine
Rule Gotham City! Build your hideout, then recruit and train an army of henchmen to do your bidding. Command iconic super-villains from the Batman: Arkham universe, including the Riddler, Harley Quinn and Killer Croc, to become Gotham City’s next criminal kingpin. Sign up for beta at www.arkhamunderworld.com.
· LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham, TT Games
The Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe in this premium game and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.
· DC Comics Legends, WB Games San Francisco
Gamers will grow their collection of legendary DC Comics super heroes and villains, customizing super teams with the right heroes for each encounter in this mobile RPG.
· Game of Thrones, Turbine
(Game title to be revealed at a later time)
Conquer Westeros in an epic combat strategy game based on the hit television series from HBO®. Prove the wit of your spies and the might of your forces on the battlefield as you extend your dominance across the seven Kingdoms. Join an alliance, rise to power, and then try to take the Iron Throne if you dare!
“In just four years, we have launched 25 games with more than 150 million installs worldwide across diverse fighting, strategy, puzzle and action adventure genres, and we will focus our business on a strong games-as-a-service model in 2015,” said Greg Ballard, Senior Vice President, Mobile, Social and Emerging Platforms, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Our line-up of strong titles will deliver deep player engagement, as well as innovation like console game connectivity with games including Mortal Kombat X and Batman Arkham Underworld.”
This line-up of forthcoming games is accompanied by two titles launched earlier in 2015: WWE Immortals, which has achieved more than 7 million installs since going live January 15, andThe LEGO® Movie™ Videogame for mobile devices, which delivered one of WBIE’s highest grossing launch weeks ever for a LEGO mobile game.
For more information, please visit http://www.warnerbros.com/
Mad Max™ – Pre-order Bonus, Box Art & Ship Date Revealed
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed new pre-order bonus details for Mad Max™. All those who pre-order Mad Max™ will receive an additional Magnum Opus car body called “The Ripper,” which packs a powerful V8 engine, upgraded exhaust with custom off-road tires, a ramming grill and a tuned suspension so it can take on a variety of Wasteland surfaces. Also revealed today was box art for the game.
Mad Max™ is set to launch 4th September in the UK for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC and SteamOS.
Mad Max™ delivers open world gameplay in a post-apocalyptic setting where cars are the key to survival. Developed by Avalanche Studios, gamers become Mad Max, a lone warrior who must fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using vicious on-ground and vehicular combat against savage bandits. Following the theft of his iconic Interceptor, Max must align himself with a gifted, but peculiar, mechanic named Chumbucket and others to build the ultimate war vehicle as he works to escape from the dangerous Wasteland. For more information visit MadMaxGame.com
London, UK – 3rd March, 2015 – OSome Studio, the French independent development company, today announced that their original, narrative-driven survival horror game – White Night – has arrived.
White Night lures horror fans back to the old-school style the genre was built on, focusing on gripping tension, compelling mystery and clever puzzle design. Stranded alone in a seemingly abandoned mansion, players will have to explore the estate and confront its tortured past to dispel the spirits that haunt its halls. White Night draws from the classic themes of the jazz age and film noir storytelling to bring its rich world and atmosphere to life, reinforced by chilling sound effects, music and voice acting.
Plunged in darkness, White Night’s striking black-and-white visuals are also its most thrilling mechanic. Your surroundings can only be revealed by light and anything from the flicker of a match to the glow of the moon can expose new paths, secrets and story details. Moreover, light provides a safe haven against the terrors lurking in the shadows, making it a crucial resource to manage until the sun rises.
White Night is now available on Windows PC, Mac and Linux via Steam. It will be available on 4th March on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation®Network and on 6th March on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, through the Xbox Games Store.
This title is rated PEGI 12. For more from the developer, please visit www.osome-studio.com/WhiteNight and follow along at www.facebook.com/OSomeStudio and www.twitter.com/OSomeStudio.
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