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.
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™.
Ubisoft confirms that Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™ is coming to Wii U on August 22 for Nordic territories. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist on Wii U will deliver a unique gaming experience that puts players in the role of special operative and 4th Echelon leader, Sam Fisher. Showcasing enhanced gameplay features using the Wii U GamePad,
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist allows players to operate innovative gadgets, execute Killing in Motion efficiently to take out enemies and move through the environment, and intuitively switch between weapons, among other features. The GamePad touch screen along with motion-based inputs are sure to immerse fans and gamers alike in this thrilling modern-day adventure.
Splinter Cell Backlist on WiiU
Capcom today confirmed that following the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for Nintendo’s Wii U system on March 19, a software update will be released a month later (in April) as a response to community feedback.
The software update will add online cross-region functionality, allowing North American and European gamers to play together online in up to four-player battles*. Monster Hunters will also be able to play the game using just the Wii U GamePad without the need for a TV screen as the software update makes the title compatible with off-TV play.
Capcom will be continuing to support Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for several months after release with additional free of charge downloadable quests. The first quest will be available at launch.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate releases across North America on March 19, 2013 for both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, at retail as well as in the Nintendo eShop.
*Online play for gamers in North America and Europe will be completely free to play, although broadband Internet charges still apply.
In great anticipation for their March 5th American debut, Rock Lee and his ninja pals are pumped and ready to jump into lively ninja adventures with all their adoring fans. We are excited to announce that NARUTO Powerful Shippuden demos are now available for download today on Nintendo eShop.
The action-packed side scrolling gameplay features comical and over-the-top animations as fans of all ages can play as either Naruto Uzumaki or Rock Lee. NARUTO Powerful Shippuden is a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, and is rated “E10+” by the ESRB.
Copenhagen, Denmark — January 17, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft announced that the first two Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content packs, The Hidden Secrets and The Battle Hardened are now available for download for the Wii UTM through the Nintendo eShop.
The Hidden Secrets for Assassin’s Creed III adds three extra missions, including the Lost Mayan Ruins, the Ghost of War and a Dangerous Secret, for an additional hour of gameplay, taking gamers from the lost Mayan ruins to the high seas. Every successful mission is rewarded with in-game weapons. Gamers will also receive:
· Two single-player costumes including the fabled Captain of the Aquila uniform and the traditional Colonial Assassin outfit
· Two multiplayer characters including the fearsome Redcoat and the deadly Sharpshooter
The Battle Hardened pack extends the Assassin’s Creed III multiplayer experience with new playable characters and maps:
· Three multiplayer characters including the influential Governor, the resilient Highlander and the fearsome Coyote Man
· Three multiplayer maps including Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre
These two first DLC packs are already available for Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for Windows PC.
The Hidden Secrets DLC is priced at 4,99€, and The Battle Hardened is priced at 9,99€.
Future Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content will feature “The Tyranny of King Washington,” an all-new single-player campaign told through three episodic content packs that lets gamers experience an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.
It’s 1783 and the American Revolution is over, but the true battle is just beginning. Blinded by a thirst for unlimited power, George Washington has declared himself King. Now, our new hero Ratohnhaké:ton must dethrone the tyrant and return freedom to the land.
Capcom today confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U system and Nintendo 3DS will bring the battle to retail stores in North America on March 19, 2013 and across Europe on March 22, 2013. The full game will also be offered for digital purchase on both systems during this launch timeframe and the Wii U game will fully support the voice chat functionality available on that system. For hunters looking to embark on their journeys sooner, free playable demos on the Wii U system and Nintendo 3DS will be available on February 21.
In Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, players take on the role of a hunter sent to explore a settlement within the Monster Hunter universe, completing quests on their journey to seek and slay monsters while improving their skills and earning equipment upgrades. With many challenging monsters and over 200 quests, the latest addition to the series is set to be the most expansive offering to date. The game can be played alone, online (up to four players) on the Wii U system, or locally using up to four Nintendo 3DS systems or a combination of up to three Nintendo 3DS systems and one Wii U system.
Solo, duet or singing face off: Deep Silver presents the various game modes of Let’s Sing
Deep Silver and Voxler today revealed the different game modes for Let’s Sing for Wii™.
Whether alone, in pairs or as a group of singers: the upcoming music game offers several different modes that let living room superstars show off their skills. While the training mode prepares the players for their karaoke career, the play mode is the right choice for a classic karaoke experience. Let’s Sing will be available on October 19, 2012.
Let’s Sing for Wii is a karaoke game for up to four players in a team or in competitive mode. Players can perform 40 tracks from well-known artists, including the original music videos. Get your friends together, warm up for your performance and join in the fun!
The game modes in detail:
For players who are not familiar with the songs in Let’s Sing or for those who just want to sing along, the practice mode is a safe bet. It offers the possibility to get to know the text and see how well you performed – without being scored or shown the pitch levels.
This is the standard mode of Let’s Sing. Players get scored for how well they are able to sing and match the lyrics of a chosen song. The play mode includes the options Solo, Co-op, Duet and Battle.
This single player mode scores singers for their ability to match the pitch and timing for a selected song. Players can set the difficulty: while easier difficulty ratings are more lenient towards matching the pitch and timing, the more difficult settings offer more points.
In this mode, two players can sing one song together, each with their own microphone. For every singer, there are different sections of the song highlighted. At the end of the track, all points are combined.
All the players sing the same parts of a chosen song, the one who earns the highest score will be declared the winner.
Players also sing the same parts of a song in this mode, but at the end, their scores will be combined instead of compared.
The pitch correction can be used independently or in conjunction with the voice effects of Let’s Sing: While singing the songs, the game will attempt to adjust the player’s voice to match the pitch and vocals of the song, but the timing is still left to the singer.
To spice up the karaoke experience, Let’s Sing offers different effects that enable players to alter their voice: Echo, Reverb, Helium, Ogre and Wobble each add funny distortions to the players performance. These can be chosen before, during and after a song is played.
In case the players need a break, they can turn on the jukebox: Here they can choose to watch the videos without having to sing.
For more information about Let’s Sing please visit www.letssing.deepsilver.com.
A violent snow storm continues to rage over London and Sherlock Holmes is on the case of this strange phenomenon.
Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Frozen City, the famous detective’s newest adventure designed exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS, today reveals more details in a new series of images. Sherlock Holmes has his trusty friend, Doctor Watson, helping him on this very special case, to discover what or who has unleashed the storm that is paralyzing England’s capital city. One thing is certain: this storm is nothing natural, and Sherlock is determined to prove it!
Explore amazing environments, meet and interrogate a cast of colorful characters, and examine objects and clues to discover the evidence needed to solve this incredible case. Many original puzzles and brain-teasers will put Sherlock’s investigation skills to the test, ultimately unveiling the truth behind the Mystery of the Frozen City!
Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Frozen City will be released on Nintendo 3DS at the end of October 2012.
THE MYSTERY OF THE FROZEN CITY: SHERLOCK IS ON THE CASE!
Copenhagen, Denmark — June 21st, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Monster 4×4 3D, a racing game with large and loud trucks on 3DS™, is available in stores and Petz Fantasy 3D on 3DS™, in which players can care for their fantasy pets in a magical new universe, will be released on June 21st, 2012.
Master the monster power of unique and colossal vehicles in Monster 4×4 3D
Players can live a Monster Truck experience in 3D and feel the power of huge vehicles by destroying environments and changing the landscape in order to create mayhem! They can go on 15 missions filled with exciting challenges in a progressive career mode. Plus, gamers can choose from 20 fully customisable vehicles, ranging from classic dune buggies to tuned SUV’s to large monster trucks.
Care for your Petz in a whole new way in Petz Fantasy 3D
Players will enter a magical world in 3D where they will find fantastical eggs to be hatched into adorable creatures. They can discover 20 fun new magical Petz with their very own personality. Raise and train them so they regain their magical powers in order to return to the safety and wonder of their home; the Magic Worlds.
For more information, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
Pets Fantasy 3D
Survival-Horror Shooter Showcases Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad, Delivers Intense and Terrifying
New Gaming Experience
Copenhagen, Denmark — June 6, 2012 — Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft challenged gamers to find out how long they can survive in the dilapidated, infected world of ZombiU – a new survival-horror shooter that will be released exclusively for Nintendo’s Wii UTM. ZombiU headlines a group of eight titles from Ubisoft that will be available for the Nintendo Wii UTM.
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, the studio behind critically acclaimed titles like From DustTM, Beyond Good & Evil® and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter®, ZombiU puts players in the middle of London circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected the population, destroying their humanity and turning them into mindless monsters preying on the flesh of the few remaining survivors. This fear-fueled first-person shooter takes all the terror, chaos and tension found in the best of the horror genre and adds original interactive elements, including a unique death mechanic that puts players in the body of a different survivor each time they die, allowing them to track and take down their old, infected characters, recover their equipment and see if they can stay alive just a little bit longer this time.
ZombiU showcases the innovative features of the Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad and creates new game experiences not possible on other consoles. The Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad serves as the player’s ultimate survival kit, called the “Bug Out Bag.” The Bug Out Bag is a backpack containing all the maps, tools, weapons and supplies that players can scavenge from the limited resources available in the devastated cityscape. ZombiU also uses the Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad’s touch screen, gyroscope and camera to create a tactile connection between gamers and the in-game world. Finally, ZombiU features a distinctive multiplayer adversarial mode that allows one player to take on the role of “Zombie Master,” spawning and controlling enemies from a top-down view on the Nintendo Wii UTM GamePad while the second player fights for survival on the big screen in first-person shooter view with the Nintendo Wii UTM Pro controller.
“ZombiU is a dark and daunting game that gamers will love to play again and again,” said Guillaume Brunier, producer at Ubisoft. “ZombiU takes advantage of the Nintendo Wii U’s one-of-a-kind capabilities and will be a launch title that every gamer will want to sink their teeth into.”
ZombiU also can be pre-ordered at UBIShop® by visiting: www.ubishop.com/zombiu
Copenhagen, Denmark – June 6, 2012 – Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® announced it is supporting the upcoming launch of Nintendo’s Wii U™ system with the release of eight games by the first half of 2013. Ubisoft’s Wii U lineup includes Assassin’s Creed III, the survival thriller and platform-exclusive ZombiU and a host of other games that will appeal to both core and casual games, including fans of the action-adventure, dance, family, fitness and sports genres.
“Ubisoft is a trailblazer in developing innovative, unique content for new platforms and we’re continuing that tradition with our Wii U titles,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer, Ubisoft. “Ubisoft’s creative teams have taken advantage of the technological advances in the Wii U system to develop new gameplay concepts that will help set the new system apart from other consoles and deliver distinct, immersive gaming experiences for players.”
Ubisoft’s history of originality on Nintendo platforms includes multi-million selling franchises for the Wii™ system, including Just Dance®, Rabbids® and Red Steel®. With the launch of Wii U, Ubisoft is once again aiming to be the leading third-party developer on Nintendo’s flagship system.
Ubisoft games that are being developed for the Nintendo’s Wii U include:
Assassin’s Creed® III: Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Connor, the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Gamers become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.
Just Dance® 4: Just Dance 4 is the fourth installment in the world’s No. 1 dance game franchise. This title features more than 40 new tracks, ranging from chart-topping Billboard hits to classic dance party tracks from artists like Rihanna, One Direction, P!nk, The B-52’s, and Flo Rida. Exclusive to Wii U is a new Puppet Master Mode where up to 5-players can play together. In the new mode, the operator of the Wii U GamePad™ can switch dance routines and create choreographies that are performed by the other four players in real-time.
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth: Battle against the forces of evil in this new Marvel adventure starring over 20 Marvel super heroes and villains, including Captain America, Thor and The Hulk. Based on the ‘Secret Invasion’ storyline, Marvel Avengers’ interactive environments are inspired by iconic Marvel comic artwork and backdrops. Experience a variety of game modes by using the Wii U GamePad to execute explosive super attacks, unleash devastating special moves and battle friends or against the AI.
Rabbids® Land: The Rabbids are bwaaaaaaack and this time they have invaded our favorite amusement park. Embark on an adventure to capture the Rabbids throughout the theme park and visit more than 20 attractions along the way including an enchanted princess castle, the tunnel of love, a zany roller coaster and a spooky haunted house. Players use the Wii U GamePad to take control of the Rabbids in a variety of wacky interactions including aiming, plotting each move, tilting, shouting, steering, touching and drawing on them on the controller’s screen.
Rayman Legends®: One of Ubisoft’s most popular franchises transitions to Wii U by exploring fresh gameplay experiences and expanding beyond the traditional platformer. Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are back to embark on a fantasy adventure through a series of legendary worlds with new environments, characters and enemies, as well as clever and entertaining game modes.
Sports Connection™: Sports Connection is the next generation of multi-sports games that brings families and youth together in an interactive and engaging setting. Transform your living room into the ultimate sports arena and experience all of your favorite sports like never before by playing across your TV and the new Wii U GamePad, switching from multiplayer to single player and teaming up for competitive co-op. The Wii U GamePad allows up to 5 players to compete simultaneously in a variety of sports including American football, soccer and karting.
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2013: With more than 125 different workouts and 215 exercise moves, Your Shape 2013 elevates fitness gaming to a new level. The title provides a personalized workout experience packed with fun and exciting activities to achieve the player’s fitness goals. Your Shape 2013 continues the tradition of the Your Shape franchise by offering the best in-class workout technology including progress tracking, motivating online features, HD graphics and beautifully animated virtual coaches.
ZombiU™: Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, ZombiU puts players in the middle of London, circa 2012, where an outbreak has infected hundreds of thousands, turning them into flesh-eating, undead monsters that roam the streets to prey on the living. ZombiU showcases the features of the Wii U GamePad, including serving as an intuitive survival kit and bridging the interactions of the player and in-game world through an immersive tactile connection, to create new game experiences not possible on other consoles.
Compilation of best tracks from previous Just Dance games to be released on March 29thin EMEA territories only
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK– February 20th, 2012 – Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of Just Dance® Best Of, a compilation of the best tracks and choreographies from the multi-million selling Just Dance franchise. Thanks to this new WiiTM and EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Asia) exclusive title that will be released on March 29th, 2012 at an attractive price, players will enjoy themselves to the ever famous songs and moves that made Just Dance a phenomenon!
Just Dance Best Of will allow anybody to discover or rediscover tracks available in the previous Just Dance titles*, all recreated with a new revamped design. The tracklist will feature 25 hit songs such as:
- Satisfaction (Isak Original Extended) – Benny Benassi presents “The Biz”
- Hey Ya! – Outkast
- Rasputin – Boney M.
- Firework – Katy Perry
- Kung Fu Fighting (Dave Ruffy / Mark Wallis Remix) – Carl Douglas
- U Can’t Touch This – Groove Century
- Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
- I Like to Move It (Radio Mix) – Reel 2 Real feat. The Mad Stuntman
Out of those 25 tracks, two are songs that have never been released on any Just Dance Wii™ game in EMEA territories before:
- Only Girl (In The World) – Rihanna
- Airplanes – B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore
For more information, please visit: www.justdancegame.com.
* Just Dance, Just Dance 2 and Just Dance Extra Songs
Claustrophobic Setting, Awe-Inspiring 3D and a New Horror Set the Stage for the Most Fear-Inducing Experience on Nintendo 3DSTM
SAN MATEO, Calif. — Feb. 7, 2012 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Resident Evil® Revelations is now available for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system in North America. Featuring tension building gameplay and limited ammunition supplies, the terror is intense as a menacing new horror takes the fight above and below water on the supposedly abandoned Queen Zenobia cruise ship. Episodic gameplay moves between the hallways of the Queen Zenobia, snow-covered mountaintops, and the floating city of Terragrigia in a story seen through the perspective of four playable characters. Built from the ground up specifically for Nintendo 3DS, Resident Evil Revelations brings the fear to life using the MT Framework® Mobile engine to deliver astounding visuals rendered in three dimensions.