Wargaming, the leading free-to-play massively multiplayer online developer and publisher, today announced that their flagship free-to-play action MMO, World of Tanks, has tallied more than 60 million registered players around the world.
At this year’s E3, World of Tanks will be prominently featured at Wargaming’s spacious 10,000 square foot booth (601 South Hall). 10 high-end gaming stations will be running the game the entirety of the show, allowing attendees to get more familiar with the game or prove their battlefield supremacy. In celebration of hitting the 60 million registered player milestone, Wargaming has also released a brand-new cinematic for World of Tanks, featuring the trademark action and tactical team gameplay that has made the title such a worldwide success.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — June 5th, 2013 – Today Ubisoft® and Blue Byte® announced that The Settlers® Online, the browser-based strategy game will showcase a new special skill system offering the opportunity to players to configure the production on their islands. This system will be implemented progressively with player’s feedback, step by step. The first part will launch on June 13th.
The science system will introduce 7 brand new buildings, various new production chains and 9 new resources. To develop players’ skills, they will have to produce special resources (Manuscript, Tome and Codex). The more advanced a skill is, the more sophisticated books it requires. Players can choose between several kinds of specialization. The feature will allow them to customize, for instance, their specialists and make them fit better to players’ gameplay.
The following video gives an introduction of the science system guided by one of the developers.
Each of the 7 new buildings can be upgraded up to 5 levels, all version with a unique look. Every structure can be constructed by players as often as wanted; only the bookbinder can be built once.
- Simple Papermill: producing Simple Paper
- Finesmith: producing Nibs
- Intermediate Papermill: producing Intermediate Paper
- Lettersmith: producing Printing Types
- Advanced Papermill: producing Advanced Paper
- Ornamentalsmith: producing Book Fittings
- Bookbinder: producing 3 different kind of books (Manuscript, Tome and Codex)
The Science System will also feature 4 skill trees, 3 of them are allocated to each type of specialists (explorers, geologists and generals), and the last one will only be related to players’ home island. Each skill tree will display all available researches that need to be unlocked progressively by investing respective resources. Important element to keep in mind is that players can reset an entire skill tree to try multiple configurations and decide which one work better, although planning ahead will be very useful.
The first skill tree implemented in the game will deal with the Geologist. Very useful skills can be activated to player’s specialist character which means than each Geologist can be skilled in a different way. From now on players will have the opportunity to name its specialists to distinguish them from others. The remaining three skill trees will follow later this year.
Because of the release of the science system active players will receive an exclusive bonus item: The “Bookbinding glue”. All players who login to the game between May 27th and June 10th will receive it automatically via in-game message on June 14th.
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NAMCO BANDAI Games America is excited to announce that the first of two Project X Zone™ demos is now available for download from the Nintendo eShop. Experience the thrills of this ultimate cross-over strategy RPG title that will feature over 200 characters from 27 different games published by NAMCO BANDAI, SEGA, and Capcom!
Wargaming, the leading free-to-play massively multiplayer online developer and publisher, today released a brand-new cinematic for its highly anticipated naval action MMO, World of Warships.
The video release marks the company’s first debut of the title, which will take E3 attendees into an immersive theater experience at Wargaming’s booth (#601 South Hall). In the demos, which will take place one per hour, attendees will be placed in the middle of the action in intense naval engagements and deadly aircraft strafing runs.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — May 29th, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft announces that after more than 1,800,000 downloads on iOS, Android & Windows 8, critically acclaimed Rayman Jungle Run keeps expanding on new platforms with its release on devices supporting Windows Phone 8.
The game can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store and will feature all the content from the original game, including the ‘Potpourri’ level update. Additionally, an update including 2 original environments, Giant Plant and Pirate Ship, with 10 new levels each will be available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 in June.
Rayman Jungle Run is powered by the same UbiArt Framework engine that brought to players Rayman Origins. It is easy for all ages to pick up and play, but challenging for the longtime Rayman fans to master.
The game is now available for any device operated by iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — May 30th, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft and Blue Byte are proud to announce that Anno Online will finally feature its guild system. Players will now be able to interact much more deeply with friends. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, Anno Online combines the popular gameplay elements of the Anno franchise with brand new features suited to a persistent, web-based game.
From now on, players can create their own guild or join one. This system will allow them to communicate, to establish strategies and to help each user thanks to a separated chat channel. Fans will be able to choose a name and a guild tag, invite up to 25 members and establish a strategy thanks to the guild chat channel. This feature will bring a brand new building, the guild hall building, allowing users to gather and feel a unique guild belonging.
Based on the critically acclaimed, award-winning franchise, users can experience all the strategy, simulation, graphics and highly-detailed animation for the first time in a browser-based game. Players can build and develop great medieval cities using the detailed economic system enjoyed by Anno fans. As they satisfy the population’s needs, they will unlock new buildings and face more demanding inhabitants, eventually discover and claim additional islands and connect them with trading routes.
Ubisoft gives the opportunity to players to create their account and jump into the game on the official website: Anno Online
Anno Online guild system
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available on App Store. 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 with the action switching between the courtroom and crime scenes as Phoenix cross-examines witnesses, and gathers the evidence that will prove his clients’ innocence. Each of the three titles includes all gameplay content originally enjoyed in the Nintendo DS versions with upgraded HD graphics as well as responsive on-screen controls fine-tuned for iOS allowing for easy navigation using simple swipe commands.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy HD also comes with the “Everyone Object” mode that allows players to 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.
For those wanting affirmation of the great gameplay experience that awaits, the first two episodes of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney are available to download free of charge with the remaining three episodes priced at $5.99/£3.99/€4.99/AUD6.49. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations are available as in-app purchases individually priced at $6.99/£4.99/€5.49/AUD7.49. Alternatively, all three titles can be purchased as an all-in-one pack for $16.99/£11.99/€13.99/AUD17.99.
Pay once, benefit from premium features for all current and future Wargaming titles
Wargaming, the leading free-to-play developer and publisher, today announced its Unified Premium Account service, the next step in the company’s ambitious Wargaming.net service strategy to connect all of the company’s titles under one online ecosystem and community.
The Unified Premium Account, which grants bonuses such as an increased experience and credit accrual rate, will be applied across all of Wargaming’s video game titles. Purchasing a premium account in World of Tanks will benefit in that account also being active for World of Warplanes, World of Warships, and any other future Wargaming title.
The Unified Premium Account will officially launch during one of the stages of World of Warplanes open beta, where players will receive special tokens for free that can be used to purchase a Unified Premium Account. These tokens will serve as the equivalent of in-game gold during the open beta testing phase. Wargaming’s upcoming naval-combat MMO World of Warships will also feature the Unified Premium Account once that title goes into open beta.
“The Unified Account is the next step in our goal to fully connect all of our gaming titles into one living, breathing ecosystem,” said Andrei Yarantsau, VP of Global Operations at Wargaming. “Giving our players the benefits and convenience of having premium features carry over through all of our games is something that we feel will be a tremendous value to them and truly enhance their gaming experience no matter what title of ours they play.”
“We’ve elaborated a unique approach to the free-to-play concept, and we’ll keep providing our players with highest quality services,” added Yarantsau.
Open Beta of Dragon’s Prophet takes flight tomorrow
Tomorrow the wait is finally over: Infernum Productions is launching the Open Beta of the highly anticipated fantasy MMORPG Dragon’s Prophet.
From 2pm onwards, players can submerge themselves in an immersive fantasy world inhabited by over 300 unique dragons. Hundreds of thousands of gamers and two thousand registered guilds are already eager to jump into the Open Beta on Thursday. Owners of the Founder Packs have been granted one day early access and can begin exploring Auratia today, and training, riding and fighting alongside their dragons. Today’s Open Beta trailer unveils some of Dragon’s Prophet’s prized dragons taking Europe by storm.
During the Open Beta phase up until the official release, Dragon’s Prophet will be continuously improved upon, in close cooperation with the rapidly-growing community. Major updates and large-scale expansions are already in the works.
The Open Beta launch will introduce Puretia a new and uncharted starter area featuring majestic waterfalls and active water mills and spectacular airships fighting high up in the sky. In contrast, a smoldering volcanic landscape can be found close-by, and on their way to Arboran, the region’s bustling capital, players will need to traverse deep and dizzying canyons with dangers lurking around every boulder.
Further information including the Dragon’s Prophet game download can be found on the official European Website.
Copenhagen, Denmark — May 28th, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft announces Rayman fans will be able to enjoy Rayman Legends on Playstation Vita. Rayman Legends on Vita will be released alongside the console versions on August 29th in EMEA territories (August 30th in the United Kingdom).
Rayman Legends on Vita includes all of the original Rayman Legends content, as well as five exclusive maps playable with Murphy, the greenbottle fly seen in previous Rayman games, controlled through the Rear Touch Pad. A multiplayer mode is locally accessible on Wi-Fi and fans from the same country can play in cooperation. Players can also compete with one another in the online challenges and compare rankings in the online leaderboards.
In addition to the five Vita-specific maps, two exclusive costumes were created by the Ubisoft Montpellier team. Fans will have the opportunity to dress Rayman in a costume from Prince of Persia, the legendary hero of Ubisoft popular franchise, while Globox can be dressed in a costume from the famous spy seriees, Splinter Cell.
Rayman Legends will also be available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Nintendo Wii U™ at the same time, on August 29th in EMEA territories (August 30th in the United Kingdom).
Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers from Origins has also returned with an advanced UbiArt engine to include multi-dimension gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman’s graphics to the next level.
Wargaming, the leading free-to-play developer and publisher, today announced the details of the company’s presence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013 in Los Angeles, USA. With a massive 10,000 square foot booth located at 601 of the South Hall, Wargaming plans to showcase a number of titles to E3 attendees, some of which will be making their very first public debut.
World of Warplanes, with its white-knuckle aerial combat and completely revamped controls and graphics, will take E3 guests to the skies, where at the booth they’ll be able to compete with other attendees for supremacy of the air. Or, if ground combat is more to their liking, attendees will be able to test their metal at a number of World of Tanks gameplay stations.
Marking its very first public showing, Wargaming’s highly anticipated World of Warships will be presented in a behind-the-scenes theater demo, where guests will not only get to see the game in action, but also experience the sights and sounds of true naval combat in a revolutionary domed theater. World of Warships demos begin on the half hour each day of the show, with limited seating for each session.
Most excitingly, Wargaming will also be revealing their much talked about mystery console title, including giving E3 attendees their very first chance to play the game themselves.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – 23 May, 2013 –Today, Ubisoft® announced the launch of patch 0.11.1 for its free-to-play PC shooter, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online®. In addition to the service fixes and improvements awaiting eager players online, patch 0.11.1 is all about providing players with choices.
Military Supply Surplus boxes are the latest form of Mystery box and give players a chance to receive a permanent item of equal or greater value to the price of the box. In other words, everyone is a winner! The new “Battle Salvage” loot box is a new take on the old loot system. These new Battle Salvage boxes not only drop more often, but are also now available in-store.
Players of all levels can now get the gear they need without the hassle of comparing stats and crunching numbers. Patch 0.11.1 includes a new series of bundles for each class, such as Starter bundles for beginners and Standard bundles for players of level 5-17. These bundles enable players to enhance their armory with a good variety of weapons and equipment all for one low price, opening up a variety of tactical possibilities and play styles to the player.
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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — May 23th, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft® showcased the first gameplay trailer dedicated to the Archer. Developed by Ubisoft Montréal The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is an hilarious free-to-play for PC that thrusts you in an outrageous medieval fantasy world called Opulencia where wealth, status and showboating are the name of the game!
In this video the Archer a.k.a Blackeye Bowgart takes players through the magical world of Opulencia, filled with crazy creatures and traps. Blackeye is showing both its defensive tricks such as the epic backflip he uses to dodge his enemies’ attacks as well as his offensive skills, a lot of which involve arrows and traps. He also shows his taste for fancy clothes and outfits and his special bond with Chickens.
For ongoing updates about the game, and to register for Closed Alpha please visit the official website: The Mighty Quest
Experience the legendary adrenaline pumping action as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announces Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC. Windows PC players can now face-off with Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, named the Fighting Game of the Year by Spike TV at the 2011 Video Game Awards.
Players enter the realm to face the Kombatants in Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC, delivering all of the downloadable content (DLC), including intrepid warriors Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain, as well as the notorious dream stalker Freddy Krueger. Additionally, the game offers 15 Klassic Mortal Kombat Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Reptile).
Originally developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat co-creator and creative director Ed Boon and adapted for PC by High Voltage Software, the digital game will be available on July 3rd.
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC features dynamic gameplay including Tag Team, Challenge Tower and a deep story mode. Players choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or gamers can spectate battles and interact directly with Kombatants online during the King of the Hill mode. The game supports the Mortal Kombat Tournament Edition Fight Stick and delivers full controller capability. Players will also be able to access achievements and leaderboard stats.