Copenhagen, Denmark — November 28th, 2013 —Today, Ubisoft announced that a free patch for Rayman Legends, the critically acclaimed platformer developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, is available for the PlayStation® Vita version of the game. This patch allows all owners of the game to download the 28 Invasion Levels.
The Invasion Levels bring and additional and exciting challenge to the already rich Rayman Legends experience. The players have to use all of their skills to avoid the traps and enemies lying before them, and reach the finishing line before the time limit. With this addition, the total number of Teensies to rescue reaches 700!
Rayman Legends is the sequel to the already acclaimed platformer Rayman Origins. In this opus, Rayman and Globox awaken after a 100-year nap that allowed nightmares to infest the Glade of Dreams. The Supreme Being Bubble Dreamer sends them once again on an adventure to fight the evil creatures and restore order in the universe. Rayman Legends features a wide range of gameplay, including traditional Rayman platforming action and new musical, rhythm-based stages. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers 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 previous graphics to the next level.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril, the handheld version of the critically acclaimed LEGO Marvel Super Heroes videogame, is bringing the Super Heroes of the Marvel Universe to a stocking near you! Now available for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system, this brick-smashing adventure will build up your holidays brick by brick as the perfect stocking stuffer for the entire family!
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system features 45 action-packed missions, where players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more Marvel characters as they unite to stop Loki and a host of other Marvel villains from assembling a super-weapon capable of destroying the world. Players will chase down Cosmic LEGO Bricks as they travel across key locations from the Marvel Universe, such as Stark Tower, Asteroid M, a Hydra base and the X-Mansion.
COPENHAGEN – November 19, 2013 – Today, Ubisoft® confirmed that Just Dance® 2014, the newest instalment of the No. 1 selling dance game franchise*, is now available in the US for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft powered by Kinect for Xbox One, and will be available in Europe, New Zealand and Australia on November 22. The game launched on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system in the US on November 15 and will launch in EMEA territories on November 29. Just Dance 2014 is already available on all current-gen consoles.
Players on PlayStation® 4 are now able to play hands free using the new PlayStation®Camera.
Just Dance 2014 features more than 45 tracks including “Applause” by Lady Gaga, “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke Ft. Pharrell, “Kiss You” by One Direction, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams and “Starships” by Nicki Minaj. “Roar” by Katy Perry is also available as a free DLC at launch.
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — October 9, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that a bundle for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system including the console and a copy of Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™, will be available at the launch of the game on October 31st 2013.
Customers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game’s launch.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.
Available next week (August 13) in the US PSN
Mars War Logs, the sci-fi cyberpunk RPG from Spiders Studios is now blasting off on the European PlayStation®Network (August 13 for the US PSN) while the game remains among the top-sellers of the Xbox LIVE® Arcade!
PlayStation 3 owners in Europe can now on take on the role of Roy Temperance, an adventurer with many talents, stuck in a battle pitting the most powerful corporations of Mars against each other in a struggle for the planet’s most precious resource: water.
Players progress through numerous quests, advancing and developing their character and combat style. They may choose their specializations from a variety of skills, powers, and talents. Coping with the dynamic real time combat on Mars requires quick wits and cunning tactics as ruthless adversaries and terrifying creatures from the depths of the planet await at every turn. The crafting system enables players to create, modify, and specialize their equipment to stay one step ahead of their enemies. Your behavior, choices, and decisions will influence the fate of all who cross your path…and maybe the destiny of the Martian colonies.
Mars War Logs is now available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PC download and European PlayStation®Network. The game will be available next week (August 13) on the US PlayStation®Network.
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.
Biggest DUST 514 upgrade arrives on EVE Online’s 10th Anniversary to forever alter the battlefields of New Eden
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND –March 26, 2013 – CCP Games, the world’s leading independent massively multiplayer game developer is pleased to announce that on May 6, 2013, the very date that EVE Online launched 10 years ago — the DUST 514® Uprising build will roll out, bringing new features to the mercenaries of New Eden!
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the hugely successful MMO EVE Online, as DUST 514 upgrades to the Uprising build, its biggest update yet. With Uprising, CCP takes another bold step toward the launch of DUST 514 and the further evolution of CCP’s single-shard universe.
Currently in open beta, DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large-scale warfare and deep character advancement to the PlayStation®3 in an exclusive, free-to-play, massively multiplayer shooter. Set in, and integrated with, the massive universe of EVE Online, players wage war in this next generation of first-person shooter, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire and thousands of online gamers.
“We reached a momentous milestone in January when DUST 514 and EVE Online became one and formed the largest single-shard MMO universe in the world,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “Now our teams will continue to lay down more tracks between EVE Online and DUST 514 which will then be galvanized by our players every step of the way, inspiring us to go ever further. Uprising brings new features to drive meaningful human interaction, beautiful new visuals to astound, and increased ease of use, an important step in the journey”
CCP continues to improve and fine-tune DUST 514 in a series of planned updates during its open beta phase with the next and biggest wave of them all arriving in the spring of 2013.
The Uprising update for DUST 514 is focused on these core features:
- Planetary Conquest: Take over the galaxy one world at a time! Player corporations can own and manage planetary districts in the EVE Online universe. Every battle matters and the fate of hundreds of thousands of gamers and the wealth of their massive corporations are constantly at stake.
- Graphic enhancement: The overall visual experience of DUST 514 is improved and enhanced by an optimized graphics engine. The maps and environments of DUST 514 are sharper, faster, and better than ever.
- Accessibility: The improved user experience is cleaner and easier, getting players into the action quickly.
- New content: Uprising extends the DUST 514 gameplay experience with new battlegrounds and gameplay modes, and expands your arsenal with brand new weapons, gear, and equipment for every situation.
DUST 514 is currently in open beta and is available as a free download exclusively on the PlayStation®3. For more information, visit www.dust514.com and follow the game on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/DUST514) and Twitter (@dust514).
About DUST 514®
The first of its kind, DUST 514 (PlayStation®3) is a free-to-play, premium massively multiplayer first-person shooter directly connected to the acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac). In DUST 514, players assume the role of deadly mercenaries who fight dynamic ground wars for dominance of planets in the EVE Universe. Players are armed with limitless customization options including weapons, vehicles, armor and specialized enhancement modules. In DUST 514 every action has real consequences that ripple across a persistent universe of countless players worldwide. For more information, visit DUST514.com.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. is giving JRPG fans the opportunity to add additional bonus items to the recently announced Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ – Wizard’s Edition through a program called Ninostarter!
Ninostarter is an exclusive North American crowd sourcing initiative where NAMCO BANDAI Games America will harness the enthusiasm of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch fans to unlock additional items that will be included in the North American Wizard’s Edition when the game ships on January 22, 2013.
Ninostarter works by tracking the number of Wizard’s Edition preorders being placed exclusively on www.clubNamco.com; as the Wizard’s Edition pre-order numbers rise, additional Wizard’s Edition items will be unlocked when pre-established levels of preorders are reached. Fans will have to act fast to unlock additional items in the Wizard’s Edition as clubNamco.com will stop taking pre-orders for the Wizard’s Edition on August 31, 2012 in North America.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an epic tale of a boy name Oliver travelling between two worlds on a noble quest to save his mother. The game is developed by the critically acclaimed Japanese development studio, LEVEL-5 (Professor Layton video game series). Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch features animations and cut-scenes produced and supervised by the legendary Japanese animation company, Studio Ghibli, (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away) and features music scored by the world-renowned composer Joe Hisaishi.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will 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. To track the progress of Ninostarter, please visit: www.ninostarter.com. To pre-order your copy of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition, please visit; http://www.clubNAMCO.com.
Game Introduces the First Full Assassin’s Creed Experience on a Handheld Device
Copenhagen, Denmark – June 6, 2012 – Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will be released on October 31 exclusively for PlayStation® Vita, bringing the full Assassin’s Creed experience to a handheld device for the first time.
Assassin’s Creed III Liberation includes key pillars of the franchise that fans of the series know and love, including combat, free-roaming navigation and a rich story full of intrigue and twists, delivering a true Assassin’s Creed experience to PS Vita.
Gamers play as the series’ first female protagonist, Aveline. A woman of conviction, Aveline is fighting for freedom in 18th century New Orleans – a city on the brink of a rebellion as the Spanish Empire imposes its new rule.
Assassin’s Creed III Liberation also features PS Vita-specific controls, making the most of the system’s front and rear touch panels, cameras and gyroscope. These include distinctive combat, character interaction, deciphering and traversal controls – all delivering an immersive handheld Assassin’s Creed experience. Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will also bring a unique multiplayer experience to the series exclusively tailored for PS Vita.
“The release of Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will be the series’ most ambitious handheld offering to date,” said Geoffroy Sardin, chief EMEA sales and marketing officer at Ubisoft. “Combining the console-like experience with PS Vita exclusive features, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will be a leading example of what gamers should expect from a handheld experience.”
PlayStation® fans who pick up both Assassin’s Creed III Liberation for the PS Vita and Assassin’s Creed III for PlayStation®3 this holiday will receive exclusive content, including an in-game version of Connor’s tomahawk, an exclusive character skin, a multiplayer character and a complete upgrade of all ammunition pouches.
Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will launch October 31st in stores and on PlayStation®Network for PS Vita. For more information on Assassin’s Creed III Liberation, please visit: www.assassinscreed.com/liberation
Capcom are pleased to confirm that the previously announced Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection will be available to purchase from the PlayStation Store on June 26th in North America for $26.99. The collection features previously released Resident Evil titles – Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, which have been remastered for the PlayStation 3 with stunning HD graphics and PlayStation Move compatibility.
The titles will also be available to purchase separately for $14.99 each from the PlayStation Store starting July 17th.
LONDON (22nd May, 2012) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. are delighted to announce that Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz™ will be available on PlayStation®Vita systems across Europe on the 26th of October 2012, via digital download and retail outlets. AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon and Baby all return in the most advanced Monkey Ball title yet.
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz™ contains over 100 stages of puzzle mayhem, eight mini-games (including fan favourites such as Monkey Target and Monkey Bingo) as well as a full complement of Vita specific features that take full advantage of the powerful handheld console. Tilt control functionality allows gamers to step inside the Monkey Ball and negotiate the game world via motion control, while the PS Vita’s camera can be used to snap real-world objects to create custom stages to challenge your friends and family.
Online Multiplayer means gamers will be able to go bananas at each other just about anywhere in the world and Global Leaderboards – accessible via GPS – will set the precedent for just who is the most talented monkey manipulator around!
For more information please visit http://www.sega.co.uk/supermonkeyball/.
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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz
Drift and Nitrous Boost Your Way to Victory Today as NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. Releases RIDGE RACER® on the PlayStation®Vita system
SAN JOSE, Calif., (March 13th, 2012) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced RIDGE RACER® is now available in North America for the PlayStation®Vita system.The classic series is reborn as a glorious, high-definition handheld online experience that will keep fans racing across the finish line in a global competition to be the world’s best racer.
In RIDGE RACER® for the PlayStation®Vita system, players will experience the stunning graphics that utilize the full power of PS®Vita alongside dynamic audio and white-knuckle races against players from all over the world.Players will also be amazed by the sheer unbeatable thrill and satisfaction of conquering a tight corner at hair-raising speed with their new console in hand. Along with the full game’s release, an exclusive application for the PlayStation®Vita system will also be available for free to download featuring an interactive audio and video experience that will give fans a unique taste of this bold and glimmering entry into the RIDGE RACER® world.
“For nearly two decades, RIDGE RACER® has been one of the most thrilling, high-speed racing franchises in video games,” said Carlson Choi, VP of Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Today, with the series’ debut on the all-new PlayStation®Vita in North America, fans will be able to enjoy the next level of excitement in this longtime gaming tradition, along with free access to a host of premium additional downloadable content while supplies last for gamers that can’t wait to get behind the wheel.”
At launch and while supplies last, fans who buy the retail version of RIDGE RACER® for PS®Vita will find a code inside the box for a free RIDGE RACER Gold Pass which allows fans to download a wealth of extra premium DLC content completely for free. The same GoldPass is also available to all fans who purchase the digital version of the game on PlayStation®Network no later than April 30th, 2012. It will also be available for purchase on the PlayStation®Store for $7.49 for all other players to enjoy. The RIDGERACERGoldPass will let players download the following DLC content as soon as they become available after the game’s launch.
·Five additional machines: PROMESSA, ELENIE, DIGNISTAR, FATALITA and MELTFIRE
·Three additional courses: Old Central, SunsetHeights and Lost Ruins
·Two music tracks: NEW SONGS PACK 01
·One new extended music mix: LONG MIX BGM 01
Later this Spring, players still looking for more content will be able to purchase the RIDGE RACER Silver Pass which gives access to an additional three machines, three courses, and other BGM packs available for the unbeatable value price of $6.99.
- Three additional machines: RC410, EVOLVER, WISDOM
- Three additional courses: Oceanfront Cruise Way, Redstone Thunder Road, Silver Mountain Skyway
- Two music tracks: NEW SONGS PACK 02
- One extended music mix: LONG MIX BGM 02
RIDGE RACER® is rated “E 10+” for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB with a MSRP of $29.99 at retail, and $24.99 when purchased digitally on the PlayStation®Store. For more information on RIDGE RACER® and NAMCO BANDAI Games’ entire line up, please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com.
Resident EvilTM: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident EvilTM: The Darkside Chronicles
San Mateo, Calif. – March 13, 2012 – Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Resident Evil™: Chronicles HD Collection will be coming to the PlayStation®3 system across Europe and North America in June 2012 as a digital download. The collection includes Resident Evil ™: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil™: The Darkside Chronicles, and will be available for download from the PlayStation®Store. The two titles will also be available for purchase individually at a later date.
Remastered for the PlayStation®3 system with stunning HD graphics and featuring PlayStation®Move compatibility, Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection will offer gamers the chance to relive the Resident Evil™ story so far. The intense shooter gameplay from both titles is back as players attempt to survive the horror alone or with a friend in co-op mode, earning trophies as they go. PlayStation®Move technology brings the action to life, with the player using the motion controller as their weapon. The title can also be enjoyed with the wireless controller, providing seamless gameplay without a motion control accessory.
Revisiting past plots from the series and exposing Umbrella Corporation’s actions, The Umbrella Chronicles features eight playable characters, including Rebecca Chambers, Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. As seen previously in the version for the Wii™ system from Nintendo, the title also features a brand new chapter in Resident Evil history. The Darkside Chronicles plot takes players back to the story of Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield trying to escape the nightmares of Raccoon City, while finally revealing the truth behind Leon and Krauser’s feud.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Letting Players Touch, Squeeze, and Roll with the King of All Cosmos on the PlayStation®Vita system
SAN JOSE, Calif., (February 22, 2012) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced TOUCH MY KATAMARI™ is now available in North America for the PlayStation®Vita system. Players will utilize both the rear touch pad and touchscreen to stretch and squeeze their katamari ball through crazy missions while building up a wacky wardrobe for the King of All Cosmos himself!
Not content with being “only as cool as a school principal,” the King has tasked his son, the tireless Prince, with rolling up an ever more enormous ball of weird and wonderful junk in order to win back the fans who’ve forgotten the glory of the cosmos!
“Few games in our lineup are as bizarre, outrageous, and downright addicting as our beloved KATAMARI DAMACY® series,” said Carlson Choi, VP of Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “With TOUCH MY KATAMARI, the series is rolling its way back into the hearts of gamers on the go everywhere with the launch of the PlayStation Vita in North America.”
TOUCH MY KATAMARI™ will also be showering fans with pure katamari joy, with a demo containing a tutorial and one mission scheduled to be available on PlayStation®Network, plus a cosmic explosion of additional downloadable content scheduled to keep players rolling for a long time to come. With in-game releases scheduled over the coming months, the downloadable content will be comprised of several weird and wonderful missions that players can unlock with ‘Fan Damacys’ that are either earned in-game, or can be purchased over PlayStation Network to expedite the player’s ability to roll through these additional levels.
TOUCH MY KATAMARI™ is rated “E 10+” for Everyone 10+ by the ESRB with a MSRP of $29.99. For more information on TOUCH MY KATAMARI™ and NAMCO BANDAI Games’ entire line up, please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Allowing Players to Take Silent, Bloody Revenge on the PlayStation®Vita system with a New Title from Acclaimed Developer Acquire
SAN JOSE, Calif., (February 22, 2012) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen is now available in North America for the PlayStation®Vita system. Players will step into the role of Zen, a master ninja, through a thrilling dynamic storyline of betrayal and intrigue as he scales sheer walls, leaps across rooftops, and sneaks silently towards prey to expertly dispatch foes with his razor-sharp blade.
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen finds the region of Utakata in the grip of a vicious civil war. Zen soon finds himself betrayed by his companions and left for dead after his beloved’s murder. Saved by the Asuka Ninja clan, Zen chooses to live the life of a ninja and sets out to find those who wronged him, where each mission brings him closer to resolution while delicately swaying the balance of power in the war. Using the touchscreen and rear touch pad, players will be able to mimic ninja actions such as throwing ninja shuriken and targeting grapple points.
“It’s a thrilling, gripping adventure that will enthrall action fans on their PlayStation®Vita for a long time to come,” said Carlson Choi, VP of Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The team at ACQUIRE has delivered an intricate tale of swords and assassins that we’re proud to be releasing across North America.”
Players wanting to get a taste of Zen’s deadly assassin skills in Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen, can do so by checking out the free demo soon available on the PlayStation®Store. Additional premium downloadable content in which players will battle against otherworldly creatures and bring down their 8 fearsome bosses will also be available post-launch, offering even more satisfying kills after players complete the main game.
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen is developed by ACQUIRE Corp, renowned developers of the ninja stealth genre and countless smash hits. Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen has been rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB with a MSRP of $39.99. For more information on Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen and NAMCO BANDAI Games’ entire line up, please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com.