Archive for August 2012
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. Thank Fans for Their Support of Ninostarter by Including a Bonus Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ Special Music Selection CD in Every Copy of the Wizard’s Edition in North America
Ninostarter was created to allow gamers to have a direct effect on what is included in the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ – Wizard’s Edition. The program was originally slated to end on August 31st, but in celebration of this weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. will be extending the Ninostarter program through the weekend, ending September 3rd. This will be the last opportunity for JRPG fans in North America to secure their copy of the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. would like to further thank fans for their support of Ninostarter by including a bonus Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch music CD in every copy of the Wizard’s Edition in North America. This music CD contains a couple of complete orchestral music tracks from the game, hand-picked to show the range and emotion of the beautiful music composed by famed composer Joe Hisaishi.
Capcom confirms that the previously announced MARVEL® VS. CAPCOM® ORIGINS will be available to download in North America on PlayStation Network on September 25th for $14.99 and on Xbox LIVE Arcade on September 26th for 1200 Microsoft Points.
MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS is a compilation of two of the most popular arcade games of the ‘90s – Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. These two classic games are kept arcade-perfect, while adding a host of features sure to tap into arcade nostalgia while meeting today’s online needs. MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS is jam-packed with Marvel and Capcom fan-favorite characters and crazy, beloved gameplay that throws a powerful punch.
MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS offers both the one-on-one gameplay of Marvel Super Heroes with its unique Infinity Gem system and the two-on-two carnage of the original Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, featuring a tag system, assists, and the wild Duo Team Attack. Bringing forth a host of features never before seen in these games, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS adds GGPO-enhanced online play with 8-player lobbies and spectator mode, HD graphical upgrades, dynamic challenges and replay saving.
Copenhagen, Denmark – August 30, 2012 – Ubisoft’s upcoming PC online multiplayer first-person shooter ShootMania Storm will hit the eSports circuit as part of the tournament line up of the IGN Pro League (IPL), the professional video games league presented by IGN Entertainment, the world’s leading video games media company.
Kicking of the partnership between the companies, Ubisoft and the IPL will host an exclusive ShootMania Storm tournament at PAX Prime, August 31-September 2, live from the Ubisoft booth each day of the show. The tournament will be streamed live online at http://www.ign.com/ipl/ShootMania.
Making a return to the roots of competitive gaming which originated with first-person shooters, ShootMania Storm will become the first-ever first-person shooter (FPS) game to be featured at IPL tournaments. Through this partnership, the IPL will work closely with Ubisoft and Nadeo to build a large fan base and eSports community following for the title in the United States.
“IPL is looking to build ShootMania as the FPS standard for eSports,” said David Ting, General Manager of eSports and Vice President of Research & Development at IGN Entertainment. “We believe competitive video gaming can become the next major spectator sport, and we will continue to add new titles and genres that attract new fans to the world of eSports.”
”We’re excited for ShootMania Storm to be part of IPL’s line-up,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft. “The team at Nadeo has done a tremendous job in creating a fun and competitive game and players in the upcoming IPL tournaments will validate ShootMania as the next big tournament-tested shooter.”
Developed by Ubisoft’s Nadeo studio, ShootMania Storm follows the footsteps of TrackMania, Nadeo’s successful arcade racing game, to present a new dimension in first-person shooter. As part of the ManiaPlanet system, ShootMania Storm puts players at the center of their gaming experience. To date, players have created more than 15 game modes and, already, more than 20,000 maps have been created by players using ManiaPlanet’s proprietary map editor.
The title has already received acclaim on the competitive gaming circuit, with appearances in many tournaments, most recently at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, DreamHack Summer and Gamescom. ShootMania is currently in beta phase and available for pre-order on http://www.ShootMania.com giving instant access to the beta.
Since its launch in April 2011, the IGN Pro League has become a major contender in the North American eSports market. Its last major tournament event drew in more than 10,000 spectators and logged a record-breaking 346,000 concurrent online viewers. With the IGN Pro League franchise, IGN’s goal is to help legitimize video gaming as a profession that can produce the next generation of celebrities.
The Far Cry series is known for taking players to incredibly beautiful and immersive natural environments. For Far Cry 3 we wanted to make sure that the world was as rich in gameplay opportunity as it was in natural beauty. We set out to create a world that would be both compelling and rewarding to explore.
Rook Island is under the control of Vaas’ pirates and the outposts are their strongholds, key strategic positions that the pirates use to subjugate the native islanders.
When Jason captures an outpost he frees it from the pirates’ control, allowing the Rakyat warriors to move in and claim the area as their own. The world becomes friendlier, the roads become safer to travel, and the island more conducive to exploration. This change brings Jason new opportunities on the island: new activities, challenges and side quests become available. New safe houses, shops, and fast travel points are unlocked. Outposts really give the player agency, the opportunity to have a real impact on the island.
Capcom has ruled that court is back in session with the announcement of Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™ Trilogy HD for iOS devices. Re-created in beautiful HD, this compilation features the first three games in the popular Ace Attorney series: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations.
The games follow the unforgettable career of eccentric defense attorney Phoenix Wright as he must prove his seemingly guilty client’s innocence, no matter how dire the circumstances. Each of the three games include all gameplay content originally enjoyed in the Nintendo DS versions with re-mastered HD graphics as well as responsive on-screen controls fine-tuned for the iOS platform allowing for easy navigation using simple swipe commands.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD will also come with the “Everyone Object” mode (at no additional cost) to help players communicate their displeasure of everyday situations with the help of popular Ace Attorney characters and sayings. With a simple touch of a button, the phrases, “Objection!”, “Hold it!”, and “Take that!” can be emailed to friends or tweeted along with an animated image.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD will be available for download for free this Fall on iOS devices (iOS 5.0 is required to run the application), with each full game in the trilogy available for purchase individually or as a bundle. The first two chapters of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be available as a free demo.
Explore Assassin’s Creed® III’s new naval environment and warfare tactics in this video walkthrough demo created just for GamesCom 2012 – featuring commentary from Creative Director, Alex Hutchinson. Experience the all-new naval gameplay of Assassin’s Creed® and conquer the open ocean! Navigate tumultuous waters and command your own naval warship, downing rival ships with cannons and an array of naval weaponry. Or should you choose, jump aboard enemy ships to attack in close quarters.
“Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” – G. Washington
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is happy to officially announce that the fans in Canada can now participate in the Ninostarter program and preorder their copy of the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition. Preorders for the Wizard’s Edition can be made here: Club Namco.com. We want to take this opportunity to thank our Canadian fans for their patience as we worked out the shipping logistics for the Wizard’s Edition for Canada.
We’re also excited to announce that the Ninostarter program is moving ever closer to achieving its level #2 goals. Ninostarter allows fans to have a direct effect on what is included in the Wizard’s Edition through their preorder support. Once level #2 has been reached, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch fans will unlock a golden Wizard’s Coin that will be included in each copy of the Wizard’s Edition. To monitor Ninostarter’s progress, please visit: http://ninostarter.com/goals.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witchwill be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on January 22, 2013 in North America. For more information about Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com.
Copenhagen DENMARK – 23rd of August – Today, Ubisoft® announced that the second adventure pack for the universally acclaimed Might & Magic® Heroes® VI as well as a gold edition, including the game and the two adventure packs, will be made available for Windows® PC on September 27, 2012.
Developed by Limbic Entertainment GmbH in Germany, Might & Magic Heroes VI Danse Macabre Adventure Pack offers over 10-hours of epic adventure. The banished Might & Magic villain, the Great Lich Sandro, suddenly reappears with a vengeance to take on the world of Ashan and his dragon gods. This Adventure Pack also features an artifact set, a unique building, new heroes and an original pet.
In addition to the release of this new content, a Gold Edition of the game will be in stores on September, 27 2012. This Gold Edition includes the original game Might & Magic Heroes VI, the two Adventure Packs and an exclusive new map. Players will be able to take part in the infamous succession wars on this exclusive map based on the original Might & Magic® world of Enroth.
Might & Magic Heroes VI Danse Macabre Adventure Pack will be available to download for 10€ on Ubishop, Steam and other digital retailers.
The Gold Edition will be available for 40€ in retail stores, Ubishop, Steam and on other digital retailers.
For more information, please visit www.mightandmagicgame.com.
Copenhagen, DENMARK – September 23, 2012– Today, Ubisoft announced that I Am Alive, a believable post-apocalyptic action-adventure game, will be made available on September, 13 2012 for Windows® PC.
I Am Alive follows an everyman’s journey to find his wife and daughter, who were lost during the “Event.” A year later, he finds Haventon, his hometown, in shambles. Buildings are destroyed, toxic ash fills the streets and society has been torn, causing inhabitants to take all necessary actions to survive.
In I Am Alive, players will be challenged by both the environment and the enemies. Stamina and resource management are key when being exposed to deadly atmospheres and scaling enormous buildings in search of supplies. The unique combat system requires players to utilize intimidation – cowards are easily swayed with an empty gun, while other enemies will put players to the test.
Also available on the XBLA and the PSN the game has been enhanced for PC, players will appreciate playing in higher resolutions and graphics sharper than ever, furthermore two new modes have been added. The “Easy” mode which will allow infinite retries and a smoother introduction to I Am Alive, and the “Replay” mode which as his name says will permit players to start again any lever to uncover more secrets and hidden objects.
I Am Alive will be available for 14,99€ on Ubishop, Steam and other digital retailers.
Players can already pre-order the game, by doing so they will get the Ubisoft game Bloody Good Time for free.
For more information on this offer please visit: http://shop.ubi.com/IAmAlive
For more information on I Am Alive, please visit: http://iamalive-game.ubi.com/iamalive/en-GB/index.aspx
The darkest investigation of Sherlock Holmes’ career begins in just one month!
On September 20th (Europe) and September 25th (North America), the world’s greatest detective will undergo a descent in hell… and you will be at the center of it. We are pleased to share a series of 4 new screenshots of this mysterious investigation for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC! These new screenshots show the famous detective and his friend Doctor Watson in the midst of their investigation. In a month, you will be Sherlock Holmes, and this will be your investigation!
These 4 new screenshots are a beautiful way to give you a larger preview of this incredible investigation game. With its dark ambiance and its strong story centered around a controversial hero with obscure motives, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes will make you lead a thrilling investigation through the eyes of Sherlock and Watson. The famous detective will live a real descent into hell, in what is doubtlessly the darkest case of his career. Examine crime scenes, find the clues, follow the trails, interrogate suspects and solve an incredible case full of twists!
You are Sherlock Holmes, and this is your investigation. Unfold an incredible conspiracy on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on September 20th (Europe) and September 25th (North America)!
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes release date and screens