Archive for January 31, 2012
SAN JOSE, Calif., (Jan. 31, 2012) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that SOULCALIBUR® V is now available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft throughout North America.The award-winning next chapter in the premier weapons-based fighting game franchise comes loaded with new game features, expanded modes and fan-favorite guest character Ezio Auditore de Firenze from Ubisoft’s multi-million unit selling franchise, Assassin’s CreedTM.
Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Project Soul team, SOULCALIBUR V picks up 17 years after the events of SOULCALIBUR® IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos and Pyrrha Alexandra unfolds as their family’s destiny becomes entwined with the Soul swords. With an expanded character creation mode and new gameplay features including the Critical Edge and Quick Move systems, SOULCALIBUR V will be the must-have fighting game of 2012.
The updated Creation mode allows players to customize outfits for existing SOULCALIBUR V characters or create an entirely original warrior.Tweak everything from hairstyle, voice, outfits, equipment and sizes of various body parts to create a fighter as fearsome or outrageous as possible.Players will be able to show off their custom characters to the world in multiple online modes including the new Global Colosseo.The Global Colosseo acts a hub for all SOULCALIBUR V community interactions from around the globe. Pick a region and start interacting with other SOULCALIBUR V players through voice and text chat.Create or enter specific rooms to challenge friends and other players.Ranked and Player matches are also available for quick online battles.
Alongside the standard retail edition, a special Collector’s Edition of SOULCALIBUR V is also available.The Collector’s Edition comes packaged in a faux leather-bound book and includes a music CD, making-of video content, hardcover art book and the Dark Knight and White Knight downloadable armor sets for Character Creation Mode.
SOULCALIBUR V is rated “T” for teen by the ESRB and carries a MSRP of $59.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the Collector’s Edition.For more information about SOULCALIBUR V, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com, http://www.soulcalibur.com, and http://www.facebook.com/soulcalibur.
Xbox 360® Purchasers to Get Early Access to Resident Evil®6 Demo
SAN MATEO, Calif. — Jan. 31, 2012 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today confirmed that Dragon’s Dogma™, its highly anticipated open world action title, will be released for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in North America on May 22, 2012 and across Europe on May 25, 2012. Capcom is also pleased to announce that purchasers of Dragon’s Dogma will have the opportunity to be the first to experience a playable demo of Resident Evil® 6, ahead of its release on Nov. 20, 2012.
THE SAMURAI WILL FALL IN LATE MARCH 2012
LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO (31 January 2012) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today revealed that Total War: SHOGUN 2™: Fall of the Samurai, the stand alone expansion to the critically acclaimed Total War: SHOGUN 2™, will be available worldwide from the 23rd March 2012.
The ‘Fall of the Samurai’ is the fastest pre-ordered Total War title to date with thousands of copies already purchased. The wait is almost over, so pre-order your copy now to receive an exclusive extra playable faction of your choice.
“We’re delighted that the fans have resonated so positively and quickly towards the latest excellent instalment from Creative Assembly. Shogun 2 has built an incredible audience over the last 12 months and now Fall of the Samurai will continue to build the enjoyment”, said John Clark, Director of Digital Distribution.
Exclusive pre-order packs are available at selected retailers, for more information on how to get them in your location please visit www.totalwar.com.
Total War: SHOGUN 2 pushes forward the hugely successful Total War series by perfecting the features from previous games such as full 3D land and naval battles and a detailed campaign map, whilst adding an exciting new multiplayer experience. Total War: SHOGUN 2 released in March 2011.