COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – May 14, 2013 – Ubisoft reveals that all English speakers fan will have now the opportunity to play to the open beta of the game. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, Anno Online® is a free-to-play strategy simulation game which combines the popular gameplay of the Anno franchise with brand new features suited to a persistent, web-based game.
The closed beta of Anno Online® was a great success due to the high stability and the good performance provided by the game. To celebrate the end of the closed beta player’s current account won’t be wiped and active users will receive automatically a decorative gift to thank there involvements: a nice deco statue. Players, who will carry on playing the game on the first week of the open beta, will be rewarded and will get an exclusive in-game item: a premium ship. This boat gives access to some nice features: as it can carry more freight and is faster than usual ones.
From now on Ubisoft and Blue Byte offer to all English speaking players the ability to create their own account on the official website available at this address: Anno Online
London (May 14, 2013): RIFT®, the award-winning online game from Trion Worlds, will adopt a free-to-play business model starting June 12, 2013. Players will be able to experience the entire game world; every dungeon, every zone, and every level and get full access to all current and future game updates.
“We have been listening to feedback from our players and watching the continuously developing MMO community, and are now ready to launch RIFT as a premium free-to-play experience,” said Bill Fisher, Creative Director of RIFT. “After taking our time and planning a careful transition; we are very excited to bring an enhanced game experience to everyone, without barriers.”
All players will be able to explore the entire world of Telara for free and will have access to the expanded in-game RIFT Store where a variety of services–mounts, boosts, wardrobe items, and more–will be available for purchase. An optional subscription will still be available that grants a slew of “Patron” benefits and bonuses to maximize the RIFT experience. Trion will celebrate its current and previous subscribers with loyalty and currency rewards for their time spent playing RIFT thus far.
“As a gamer’s game, a super fun and fair experience is of the utmost importance to us,” said Fisher. “Players will have the opportunity to buy customizations and boosts to heighten their play experience; however the best gear in the game will always have to be earned through playing RIFT.”
RIFT free-to-play kicks off with massive content update 2.3, Empyreal Assault, which will open up an unforgettable new zone, world event, chronicle and much more. Empyreal Assault launches on June 12th, 2013 for all Ascended of Telara.
For full details on RIFT F2P visit: www.riftgame.com
LEGO Gaming Reaches Broader Audience Than Ever Before as the Popular LEGO Friends Property Comes to Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ This Autumn
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced LEGO® Friends, currently being developed for the Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ handheld systems. Scheduled for release this autumn, LEGO Friends will offer creative gameplay based on the fun and excitement found in the already-popular LEGO Friends collection of building sets, which launched in 2012 and introduces new adventures in 2013.
“We are very proud to welcome even more girls into the world of LEGO videogames with a title based on the best-selling LEGO Friends line,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “LEGO Friends allows players to build personal fun adventure while expressing their individual style and personality along the way.”
LEGO Friends welcomes players to Heartlake City, where summer fun awaits! Players have complete freedom to express their unique style, explore areas and activities that interest them most, such as perfecting a dance routine in the studio, taking a few shots on goal at soccer practice, or visiting the store to get cool items to customize their character, as they build friendships with their five new friends.
Building friendships is the heart of the game. As players meet new friends and join them on special adventures, such as helping Emma take pictures for her next newspaper article or reviewing song choices for Andrea’s next performance, they grow their friendship levels with each character. Once players reach “true friend” status with all of the characters, they are able to build a Heartlake Celebration for them.
Additionally, players can care for a variety of different pets by training and grooming them, in order to enter them in a pet show. Each pet has a special skill that players can use to help them in their adventures. Plus, players can trade places with the fun-loving pets to play the game from the animal’s perspective.
To capture their exciting adventures in Heartlake City, players can use the in-game camera for fun photo ops to create a scrapbook of friendship memories.
LEGO Friends is being developed by TT Games, in partnership with Hellbent Games.
London, UK. — May 13, 2013 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Phoenix Wright™: Ace Attorney™ – Dual Destinies will be available to purchase digitally on Nintendo 3DS™ across Europe and North America in Autumn 2013.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, previously announced for the West as Ace Attorney™ 5, sees the return of courtroom hero Phoenix Wright. Set eight years since his last appearance in the courts, the first case in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies sees the action start in a destroyed court room. It’s down to Phoenix Wright and his team at the Wright Anything Agency to discover the cause of the destruction. Players will have to battle it out in court against Gaspen Payne, the younger brother of Winston Payne from previous Ace Attorney titles, as they defend the accused.
The much loved gameplay and features from previous titles in the Ace Attorney™ series return but for the first time in stunning 3D graphics, bringing the courtroom and characters to life and putting players directly in the heart of the action. Players will need to investigate each crime scene with the dynamic 3D visuals now making it possible to change views and zoom in on areas to uncover any hidden evidence or clues. In the court room the drama continues as players present their evidence, challenge witnesses and begin to unravel the truth behind each of the cases in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney -Dual Destinies.
Joining Phoenix is the young Attorney Apollo Justice and new Associate Attorney Athena Cykes. Athena’s unique ability to psychoanalyse witnesses introduces a brand new element to proceedings. Using Athena’s ‘Mood Matrix’ players can detect the emotional state of a witness and tell whether they’re surprised, angry, happy or sad. Players can compare these feelings with the statement given by the witness, point out any contradictions between the two and challenge the witness testimony.
The Flash bio
Universe of Origin: Prime
Beloved by the people of Central City and gifted with a brilliant mind, the Flash uses super speed to dash from threat to threat.
A police scientist in Central City, Barry Allen was caught in a chemical explosion when a lightning bolt crashed through his laboratory windows. Able to control the motion of every molecule in his body, Barry moves at extreme speeds, phases through solid matter, and whips up whirlwinds.
The Flash moves faster by using powers and does more damage the faster he is moving. His playstyle centers around hitting hard and fast and then getting out after securing a kill or dealing significant damage.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN– May 9, 2013 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today revealed the release date, final pack art, pre-order bonus and Collector’s Edition for Total War™: ROME II.
The global release date for the most keenly-anticipated Total War game yet will be September 3rd, 2013 across all territories on both physical and digital formats.
The game is now available for pre-order from the SEGA Store (http://download-store.sega.com/eshop/total-war/rome-2-3418.html) and other retailers world-wide http://www.totalwar.com/preorder
Those gamers who pre-order any edition from participating retailers will receive ROME II’s first DLC for free alongside the game on release day. This first DLC, the Greek States Culture Pack, adds three additional playable factions to the game; Epirus, Athens and Sparta.
These factions have their own unique units, buildings, missions and win conditions alongside a distinct tech tree and, in the case of Sparta, will present a considerable challenge to the advanced player wishing to restore the famous city state to its former glory.
The Total War™: ROME II Collector’s Edition will be produced in a single, extremely limited run; only 22,000 individually numbered copies will be manufactured.
The CE contains a wealth of custom, Roman-themed games and items, bound in a leather-effect presentation box, complete with gold logo and magnetic closure; including:
· Numbered copy of Total War™: ROME II
The most ambitious and expansive game in the Total War™ series to date, ROME II brings the statecraft, politics, intrigue, diplomacy and epic battles of the ancient world to life in thrilling detail. This version comes in a debossed Steelbook™ case, laser-etched with your unique collector’s number in Roman numerals.
· Tabula set
o The Roman forerunner to Backgammon, this Tabula set comprises 30 bone-effect game pieces supplied in their own burlap drawstring bag; the board itself is built into the base of the Collector’s Edition box.
· Tesserae Dice
o Three replica bone-effect dice for use in a variety of games. The design is based on original Roman Tesserae, found at the archaeological site of Herculaneum.
· Total War Cards™: PUNIC WARS
o Designed from the ground up to echo elements from ROME II, Total War Cards is a game of skill and luck for two players. Involving combat, territorial control, resource management and technological development, PUNIC WARS consists of 58 high-quality playing cards and a game-board printed with the PUNIC WARS tech-tree.
· Canvas Campaign Map
o A reminder of the world you must conquer, this ribbon-tied canvas map depicts each of the 57 provinces of the ROME II campaign.
· Roman Onager
o A complete, fully-functional Onager, or Roman siege catapult. This easy-to-assemble kit is constructed from weathered wood and steel, measures 26cm x 12cm x 12cm, and is capable of unleashing small projectiles at a variety of inanimate objects which may have affronted the glory of your empire.
A remarkable way to mark over 10 years of Total War games and Creative Assembly’s 25th Anniversary, the Total War™: ROME II Collector’s Edition is only available through selected retailers. Follow the link to pre-order from a list of participating stockists: http://www.totalwar.com/rome2_collectors
The award-winning Total War series returns to Rome in 2013 with the hotly anticipated Total War: ROME II, setting a brand new quality benchmark for strategy gaming. Players can become the world’s first superpower and command the Ancient world’s most incredible war machine. Find out more about ROME II at www.totalwar.com
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turbine are excited to announce that on Wednesday, 8th May, the hotly-anticipated multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) Infinite Crisis, will start Closed Beta! Interested players are encouraged to sign up for a chance to participate at www.InfiniteCrisis.com.
Infinite Crisis, a free-to-play PC game featuring a deep roster of DC Comics characters clashing in fast-paced, player-versus-player battles, is scheduled to launch later this year.
New Details on the next Closed Beta Update for Dragon’s Prophet
Berlin-based publisher Infernum is publishing detailed information on the third wave of Dragon’s Prophet’s Closed Beta. This week’s patch brings players massive amounts of new content, many improvements related to interface and the complex dragon system, new functions and effects for skills, as well as a revised enhancement system.
In the current patch, players have the opportunity to access the floating islands for the first time; and while they are exploring them, they can also take a look at the highly anticipated housing system. More than 1,000 European guilds are already eagerly waiting to build their first villages and prepare for the upcoming frontier system. Thanks to an optional PvP flag, it is now possible to experience exciting player vs. player combat outside of these zones as well.
Also, with the new instance Dunar Temple, a particularly challenging dungeon opens its gates. This dungeon is the home of a previously unseen Legendary Dragon. Those who pass through this temple alive and manage to tame the legendary dragon can look forward to special rewards and rare dragon skills.
The detailed patch notes can be found on the official website www.dragonspropheteurope.com
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND –April 25, 2013 – CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games, has announced that DUST 514® will launch on May 14, 2013. The groundbreaking, free-to-play first-person-shooter launches on PlayStation®3, and players can join the war for galactic supremacy with the ease of a free download.
As with CCP’s first game, EVE Online®, launch is only the beginning of the voyage with DUST 514. Gamers can look forward to an ever-progressing game, built on the experience CCP has gathered over the past decade, as new features and upgrades are rolled out for years to come. The way to victory is now open to any intergalactic mercenary with the guns and grit to accept the challenge.
“Reaching this point has required many years, hundreds of CCP employees, and the engagement of millions of players who contributed fantastic feedback during the beta process,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “Now we start the real journey, which, decades from now, we will look back on with astonishment at all we accomplished. The EVE Universe will outlive us all.”
With the launch of DUST 514, the struggle for interstellar dominance in New Eden escalates as DUST mercenaries forge their path to glory. The power to topple empires will be in the hands of all who choose to seize it. The game’s massive battlegrounds, deadly weapons, and futuristic vehicles form the foundation of the deep first-person shooter action that awaits, while unrivaled customization options allow players to shape their strategic advantage, tactical edge, and combat style with cunning and skill.
DUST 514 is also fully integrated with New Eden, the notorious setting of EVE Online, amassive game universe that recently surpassed a half-million subscribers worldwide. As DUST players wage war in this first-person shooter at unprecedented scale, the outcome of each ground battle impacts the persistent universe, shifting the tide of war for legions of participants. Mercenaries can gain the advantage by coordinating with starship pilots in EVE Online, calling in devastating orbital strikes against opposing squads. The fortunes of DUST 514 players will rise and fall as they align themselves with like-minded warriors to make their mark across the EVEUniverse.
Highlights of what players will experience in DUST 514 include:
- Massive Persistent Universe: Wage war on the surfaces of far-flung planets with countless environmental combinations.
- Planetary Conquest: Marshal your forces in a continuous, ever-changing battle to conquer the worlds of New Eden and control their resources.
- Large-scale Warfare: Vie for control of unique sci-fi battlefields with up to 32 players in simultaneous combat.
- Endless Customization: Create custom mercenaries with lethal dropsuits, skills and weapons.
- Vehicles On-demand: Acquire, outfit and deploy heavily armed and armored vehicles, on land and in the skies.
- Social Sandbox: Build a formidable corporation with thousands of players as you seize the opportunities and bounties that come with galactic conflict.
- Connected Experience: For the first time ever, join forces in a cross-platform gaming experience with the immortal starship pilots of EVE Online to conquer New Eden, one skirmish at a time.
On May 14, the uprising of DUST 514’s mercenaries begins and their impact will leave New Eden forever altered.
LEGO fans and young gamers alike, get ready to embark a thrilling adventure in the world of Chima!
Once a pristine and natural paradise, Chima has become a battle ground for eight animal tribes fighting for control of CHI, a powerful element that is both a source of life and unimaginable power. Kids will be able to experience the action first-hand beginning this summer with the release of LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey for Nintendo 3DS™ and PlayStation® Vita and later in the fall for Nintendo DS™.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games today announced the release of LEGO® Batman™: DC Super Heroes for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, available now on the App Store. Delivering action-adventure gameplay to touchscreen devices, this latest caper is based on LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes, the game which released to critical acclaim in June 2012 and was one of the best-selling videogames of the year.
“TT Games once again brings the award-winning LEGO Batman action to gamers on the go,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “We’re excited to extend the fun, family-friendly adventure to iOS.”
LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes for iOS gives players the opportunity to join their favorite DC super heroes like Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and scores of others to save Gotham City from the menacing partners in crime, The Joker and Lex Luthor. Players can unlock 80 usable characters through battling enemies and exploring numerous levels. Or, they can gain instant access to their favorite iconic DC characters through In-App Purchases to harness full control of the vast array of powerful super heroes and nefarious villains.
Utilizing two distinct control schemes, Classic and Touch Screen, players will be able to take advantage of amazing super-powers and fun gadgets in order to defeat foes, solve puzzles, and even create unique super heroes with customizable characters. LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes is the fourth LEGO® game for the iOS platforms, joining its predecessors that have generated close to four million downloads to date.
LEGO Batman: DC Super Heroes App is available for 38 kr in Sweden, 32 kr in Denmark, 35 kr in Norway and €3.99 in Finland from the App Store or at www.AppStore.com.
Mars War Logs, the sci-fi role-playing game from Spiders Studio, will be available worldwide for download on PC in the coming hours, on all major digital download platforms. To celebrate this release, we invite you to watch an impressive launch trailer that immerses us in the game’s universe. Please note that the game will be available very soon on Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation®Network.
Mars War Logs takes you to Mars, nearly a century after a huge cataclysm that threw Mars and its colonies into chaos. You play as Roy, a renegade caught in the middle of a civil war, while different corporations fight over the most precious resource, water.
Follow an immense main quest in which every choice counts, develop your character and your combat style by choosing among many different talents and skills. In dynamic, real-time combat, face fearsome opponents including some of the most terrifying creatures of Mars. The craft system lets you create and modify your equipment, your weapons and your armor.
Your behavior during dialogues, as well as your choices and decisions will influence your companions and the fate of the people who will cross your path… and maybe the fate of all the colonies on Mars.
Mars War Logs will be available worldwide for download on PC in the coming hours. The game will be available very soon on Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation®Network.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — April 25th, 2013 —Today, Ubisoft® announced the launch of the 0.11.0 patch for its free-to-play PC shooter, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Online®. Continuing to listen to community feedback, the Ubisoft Singapore development team has crafted a patch containing a host of new content, features and game service improvements that will further enhance the Ghost Recon Online experience.
New update for MotoHeroz, the iOS game from the renowned developer Red Lynx, is now available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
With new daily One Shot challenges, the MotoHeroz players will be able to prove what they really worth. Every day a different track opens up with a fresh Leaderboard, everyone trying to take the best shot within 24 hours to earn maximum coins.
With simple rules : the better your time is, the more coins you can score from the prize pool. The more players participate, the bigger the pot grows!
The update add as well a new and improved Dynamic Shop, and the 1.5x Coin package has been replaced with a more generous coin package.”
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – April 24, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft announces that the soundtrack of the Retro Futuristic Cyber Shooter Far Cry 3® Blood Dragon is available for preorders on iTunes and will release May 1st for 9.99€. The soundtrack is also offered to all PC digital preorders and with the PC retail version of the game.
All 25 tracks are original creations from the group Power Glove. This soundtrack is their first collaboration on a video game. Their music style was a perfect and natural fit for Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon and they have delivered beyond all expectations. The soundtrack features 25 original titles:
- Rex Colt
- Blood Dragon Theme
- Moment of Calm
- Dr Elizabeth Darling
- Power Core
- Sloan’s Assault
- Blood Scope
- Combat I
- Combat II
- Combat III
- Omega Force
- Rex’s Escape
- Love Theme
- Sleeping Dragon
- Cyber Commando
- Death of a Cyborg
- Blood Dragon Theme
For more information about the band visit: PowerGloveAudio
To preorder the soundtrack visit: iTunes