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Party Like It's 1982! THEC64 Mini Available Now in North America
Retro Games Ltd. and Solutions 2 GO announced today that THEC64® Mini is available now at retailers in North America. THEC64® Mini, a 50% replica of the world’s bestselling home computer that launched in 1982, comes pre-loaded with 64 classic games and THEC64® Joystick. Originally designed for fans of the original personal computer, THEC64® Mini brings kids and families together to play some of the best games of the neon decade with simple plug and play action. Aspiring gamers of yesteryear can revisit the past or even program their own games – just add a keyboard, and THEC64® Mini becomes a fully functional home computer complete with C64 BASIC. THEC64® Mini is available in The United States at GameStop, Wal Mart, Amazon and Costco for $79.99 (USD) and in Canada at, BestBuy, London Drugs, EB Games, and Costco for $99.99 (CAD). “THEC64® Mini is a complete revival of one of the most influential computer and gaming systems, and we are eager to see parents reminisce about their childhood as they share the experience with their kids this holiday season,” said Paul Andrews, Retro Games’ Managing Director. “We brought back a mini version of the classic C64 computer as we think gamers of all ages are going to want this reimagined piece of video game and tech history.” THEC64® Mini includes the following: Pre-loaded with all the Retro Faves: THEC64® Mini comes with 64 classic titles already installed, including: California Games, Winter Games, Impossible Mission II, Boulder Dash, Jumpman, Pitstop II, Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe, Street Sports Baseball, Summer Games II, Temple of Apshai Trilogy, Uridium and more. USB Ports: The unit comes equipped with two USB ports – perfect for adding an extra joystick for multiplayer games or plugging in a keyboard to create your own programming masterpieces. Customized Visuals: The unit features high definition output at 720p and 60Hz via HDMI, 4:3 ratio, US/Europe display mode options, and a CRT filter for that classic look. Back to the Basics: Plug in a USB keyboard and use as a fully functional home computer with C64 BASIC. Don’t Forget to Save: For the first time, THEC64® Mini allows you to easily save your progress in games. Always Optimized: THEC64® Mini supports software updates via USB flash drive so players have continued access to improved and enhanced programming.
TERA's Ninja Strikes on Consoles Today
En Masse Entertainment announced today that a new free playable class is now available for TERA on Xbox One and PlayStation®4: the stealthy, deadly ninja. The ninja is a brilliant strategist that relies on hit-and-run tactics paired with misdirection to confuse and eliminate her enemies. With a tactical mind that’s as sharp as her oversized shuriken, the ninja also heats up the battlefield with her ability to channel Chi into blazing fire that incinerates foes. The team at En Masse is celebrating the launch of the ninja with some special events and challenges that run through October 9: All players will receive a free extra character slot upon first-time login to the game, so they can try out the ninja immediately. Starting on Tuesday, September 18, players will find a unique item in their Item Claim: the letter “N.” Completing Vanguard missions will yield Ninja Launch Letter Boxes that will provide these letters at random: S, H, U, R, I, K, E, N. Spell out “Shuriken” and earn a special ninja-skinned mount, the E-Line Coupe. Players who create a ninja will be able to take place in a special leveling event. Every 10 levels from 20 to 60, ninjas can open special leveling boxes containing useful rewards including XP boosts, enchanting materials, and consumable buffs. At level 65, the leveling box contains an exclusive Kunoichi Robe costume and a Butterfly Shuriken weapon skin.
TERA Reveals Content Roadmap for Console Players
En Masse Entertainment revealed their upcoming roadmap of content that TERA players on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 can look forward to in upcoming months. En Masse remains dedicated to giving the community a steady flow of new content, while making changes and quality-of-life updates based on player feedback. In August, fans can expect to see Gridiron, a new PvP Battleground, along with the Rootstock and Pond Faire in-game events. September will bring the highly-anticipated ninja class. Holiday events are always a special time in TERA and things get extra spooky in October with an annual Halloween event and festive with the Winter holiday event in December. Expanded guild features, new dungeons, and end-game gear are among the other new content and features rounding out TERA’s content calendar for 2018. Looking ahead to 2019, the debut of the glaive-wielding valkyrie in early January means TERA is kicking off the new year with a bang.
Sizzling Summer Shindig Coming to TERA on Consoles
Summer has arrived in TERA on Xbox One and PlayStation®4! Starting 9:00AM PDT on July 17 and ending 9:00AM PDT on August 7, players can participate in the seasonal Summer Festival event, featuring special quests and mini-games that players can complete to unlock rewards including valuable enchanting materials, max-level gear, and new summer accessories! While most of the content is available to players of any level, some event content is open only to players level 48 and higher. To prepare players for this special event, TERA will host a “Double XP” weekend event starting today July 13 at 6AM PDT and ending on July 16 at 11:59PM PDT. Time to get in beach body shape for the Summer Festival! TERA’s Summer Festival will be located at two in-game locations: the coast of Castanica for Beach Party activities and Balder’s Refuge for Festival of the Sun quests. Characters level 48 and higher can participate in these quests to assist the priests of the Consos Clan with the annual summer cleaning to clear out vermin through the temple’s rooms and courtyards. Clear out all the mess and earn ingredients to treat yourself with sweet iced desserts! Each completed event will award TERA players with Medallions that can be redeemed for various summer accessories, enchanting materials, or even max-level Slaughter gear! Daily quests will be randomized and players are encouraged to log into TERA every day to see all the quests during the Summer Festival. TERA players can also unwind with some unique mini-games at the Beach Party in Castanica: Splash Cannon: Shoot water at demons out in the surf for points, but be cautious going for the blue sea monster as they cost points, while the red sea monsters that earn parts. Watermelon: Blindfolded characters take turns smashing and slicing watermelons while avoiding the barrels that waste time and offer no points. Sandcastles: Collect beach sand and build as many sandcastles as possible – build enough to receive magic items allowing players to build sandcastles anywhere.
TERA's Gunner Now Live on Consoles
En Masse Entertainment announced today that the gunner, a new playable class is now available for TERA on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 as a free update. The gunner is a high damage class who wields a massive arcannon to mow down mobs of enemies. The team at En Masse is celebrating the launch of the gunner with some special events and challenges: Starting today and going through July 8, players will receive one free additional Character Slot upon their first-time log in to TERA which they can use to create a gunner (or any of TERA’s eleven character classes). Through July 22, gunners unlock special rewards as they level-up. If players manage to get all the way to level 65, they’ll unlock an exclusive costume and weapon skin for their gunner! The first gunner to reach level 65 on each server will also earn a special achievement and “Cutting Edge” title. - The gunner has one EXPLOSIVE personality. The gunner is the first new class to come to TERA on consoles and is available to the female castanic and high-elf races at character creation. At first glance, the massive guns make this class seem limited to long-range combat; however, the gunner is surprisingly versatile, making her an excellent choice for utility players who want to be effective in a variety of situations. Tough, deadly, and crafty, the gunner comes fully loaded with abilities that help her stand apart on the battlefield. 1) Battlefield-Clearing Attacks: Powerful area-of-effect attacks, including the visually-stunning Balder’s Vengeance, let the gunner mow down hordes of enemies without breaking a sweat. 2) Big-Ass Guns: This class is defined by the arcannon—a huge weapon with huge damage potential. Why settle on small when you can go big? 3) Summoned Constructs: With her ability to place turrets and constructs around the battlefield, the gunner never has to fight alone. It’s like having a party with you wherever you go! 4) Heavy Armor: With huge guns and heavy armor, the gunner is a tank. Fight with ranged attacks or hit hard from up close. The ability to mix up attacks keeps enemies guessing until they’re blown away.
TERA hits 2 million players on consoles
En Masse Entertainment announced today that its action-MMO TERA has now hit two million console players since its launch on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One last month. Alongside this milestone, En Masse Entertainment has announced that PlayStation® Plus members will have access to a unique TERA PS Plus Pack, via an exclusive promotion that runs from May 15 through June 12. TERA PS Plus Pack features: Shadowmare: A spectral horse mount that will help you traverse the world of TERA. Blue Baseball Cap: This unique head accessory says, “you’re here to celebrate the summer in style” 15 Days of TERA Elite Status: Over two weeks of double XP, double gold from quests and monsters, fast travel, daily gift boxes, and more
Update Kicks off Jam-Packed Month Full of Free Content and Events for TERA Console Players
En Masse Entertainment is pleased to announce that Corsairs’ Stronghold, a new PvP Battleground for Level 65 players, arrives today for TERA players on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. In Corsairs’ Stronghold, two teams of 20 players will alternate between attacking and defending the stronghold. As the attacking team, utilize airships, tanks, or battle on foot to fight your way to the heart of the keep and destroy the crystal inside. On defense, do everything in your power to prevent the oncoming siege! To celebrate the release of this exciting new battleground, all TERA players will receive a free Pirate Eyepatch to their in-game parcel post when they log in before May 15! Corsairs’ Stronghold is just the beginning of a month packed with free events and content for TERA players on console this May. More player events and massive content updates are coming hard and fast and - just like TERA - it’s all completely free. For more information on TERA, please visit the official site tera.enmasse.com and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
TERA Console Beta Opens Again This Weekend
Last weekend, En Masse Entertainment held a very successful open beta for TERA on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and they’re doing it again this weekend. TERA will open to the public again on Friday, March 16 at 6:00 AM Pacific and will close on Saturday, March 17 at 9:00 PM Pacific. The beta will be open on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, however it is available to participants from last weekend's test only. The game client is not available for new players to download at this time. TERA brings true action combat into a high fantasy MMORPG world in an experience that combines a massive map to explore with skill-based battles that require precise timing, real-time targeting, and evasion. Explore a vast world and battle a variety of fantastic foes as you unleash epic combos against Big Ass Monsters (BAMs). TERA will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Spring 2018.
TERA Open beat on PS4 and XBO is now live
En Masse Entertainment announced today that the open beta for TERA on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is now live and runs from March 9, 2018 at 6:00 AM Pacific (PST) until March 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific (PST). PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will have access to the open beta by visiting the PlayStation Store or Xbox Marketplace beginning March 9. TERA brings true action combat into a high fantasy MMORPG world in an experience that combines a massive map to explore with skill-based battles that require precise timing, real-time targeting, and evasion. Explore a vast world and battle a variety of fantastic foes as you unleash epic combos against Big Ass Monsters (BAMs). TERA will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Spring 2018. For more information on TERA, please visit the official site tera.enmasse.com and follow the progress of the game on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
TERA Brings true action control and new gameplay features to consoles
New Trailer Showcases Console-Specific Features to Deliver the Perfect TERA Experience to Xbox One and PS4 Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamers that have been clamoring for a MMO title with high combat action, and En Masse Entertainment is readying the release of the MMO-action epic TERA to deliver true action combat with optimized game controls. The new trailer released today demonstrates the detail of improvements made to TERA: streamlined interfaces, intelligent button mapping, and new gameplay systems compliment TERA’s trademark fast-paced combos, dodging, and targeting mechanics. Gamers can be among the first to experience these all-new elements for themselves when the official Open Beta begins later this week on March 9 at 6 am Pacific (PST).
Battlecursed Dungeon Crawls onto Steam Early Access Today
Codex Worlds' Battlecursed, a dungeon crawler with roguelike elements in which a single player directs a four-hero party through real-time first-person battles, hits Steam Early Access today. An Xbox One, Playstation 4, and full PC release is planned for Q3 2018. As parties traverse Battlecursed's generated labyrinths, they must dispatch hordes of menacing enemies, carefully coordinating the strengths and weaknesses of all four party members. Only through strategic use of each hero and his or her abilities will the group reach the maze's cavernous depths. Players can select from a range of classes, including the supportive Cleric, the storm-wielding Elementalist, the tank-like Grave Knight, and range-based Hunter. Each class can combine powers with their allies to form devastating cooperative attacks. Adventurers will lead each party through a dangerous labyrinth of interconnected dungeons to challenge the resurrected Lich Lord Xelo Van. Plunged into darkness, the land of Pylandria awaits the aid of brave heroes capable of vanquishing Xelo Van and his legions of nightmarish beasts. "Battlecursed's combat system will challenge RPG fans to build, manage, and lead powerful parties through tense bouts against a seemingly unstoppable dark army," said Dexter Chow, creative director of Codex Worlds. "Only through wise class pairings, unwavering attention to detail, and mastery of enemy vulnerabilities can players surmount Battlecursed's relentless waves of foes and save Pylandria."
Gunstar Heroes Joins the SEGA Forever Collection
Today Gunstar Heroes, the critically acclaimed run-and-gun shooter from 1993, joins SEGA Forever. All games in the SEGA Forever collection are available to download for free from the App Store for iPhone and iPad or Google Play Store for Android devices. Players who want to experience the games without ads can remove them for a one-time in-app purchase priced at $1.99/ €2.29 / £1.99. Gunstar Heroes was developed by Treasure, the Japanese studio known for frantic action games and innovative gameplay systems, and first published by SEGA for the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive. The game has two playable characters, ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ - two members of the Gunstar family - who are on a mission to stop the Empire, an evil organization that has set out to destroy civilization. At the time of release, Gunstar Heroes met widespread approval from critics and fans alike and has been listed by multiple publications as one of the best video games of all time. Like other games in the SEGA Forever collection, Gunstar Heroes offers added features like leaderboards, cloud saves, controller support, and cross-platform local multiplayer capabilities.
Ultimate Chicken Horse Lands on PlayStation 4 in the Americas, Jumps to Xbox One 15 Dec., PlayStation 4 Europe 18 Dec.
Ultimate Chicken Horse, the critically-acclaimed party platformer where friends build the level as they play, arrives today on PlayStation 4 in North and South America. Clever Endeavour Games will bring Ultimate Chicken Horse to PlayStation 4 in Japan on Thursday, 14 Dec., Xbox One worldwide on Friday, 15 Dec., PlayStation 4 in Europe Monday, 18 Dec., then to Nintendo Switch as early as possible in 2018. Test the limits of friendships by placing platforms and deadly traps throughout a stage, before jumping to the end of the level. Any animal that successfully navigates the player-made obstacle course gets points towards victory. Whether playing online or locally, there's always a way to sabotage pals. A trunkful of new content debuts today on PlayStation 4 while simultaneously landing on PC via the free Elephantastic Update. The new content will be available at launch for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. A new Elephant character, Jungle Temple and Volcano levels, new platforms and traps, and a Challenge Mode are included in the update. Players can build, save, and share custom levels in Challenge Mode. Show stages off to friends or take them global and compete on leaderboards for the best times. The new level discovery system highlights trending stages and also allows players to search for levels by difficulty or look for their friends' creations. Features - Play with friends online and locally via PlayStation 4 and PC with cross-play - Alternate between strategic block placement and twitch control platforming - Select from a huge library of blocks to create an infinite variety of levels - Discover locations such as the Farm, Iceberg, Dance Party, Pyramids and more - Create, save, and share custom levels - Challenge friends to beat your levels in Challenge Mode, with global leaderboards - Play as a chicken, horse, sheep, and other animals - Enjoy the fun, cartoony art style - Party to a sweet funky soundtrack
'The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection' Is Now Available Both Digitally and at Retail on Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and multiplatform entertainment company Skybound Entertainment today launched The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection at retailers across North America and Europe, gathering all 19 episodes in the award-winning series onto one disc for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection is also now available for download on both platforms. The collection includes the recent third season, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, as well as visually enhanced versions of Season One, Season Two, horror anthology 400 Days, and the three-part Michonne mini-series. For more information on the collection's visual improvements, please see Telltale's most recent developer blog, which details the specific actions undertaken to achieve this substantial visual upgrade. The Walking Dead is an unparalleled journey into the heart of what it means to be human in a world that's lost its humanity. Set in Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book universe, your story is determined by the choices you make. Season One of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Series redefined expectations for storytelling in video games. To date, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series has sold more than 50 million episodes worldwide, earning more than 100 Game of the Year awards from outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid, and GamesRadar. It was also the recipient of two BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game. "Clementine has meant so much to fans since the series premiered in 2012," said Melissa Hutchison, the award-winning actress behind the iconic character. "It's incredible to see this series collection arriving all in one place for players to relive the journey or catch up on her tragic tale of survival before we head into the final chapters of her storyline next year." The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection is available at retail and digitally on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting today, December 5th, 2017, for the suggested retail price of $49.99 USD or equivalent. The Walking Dead: The Final Season (working title) will debut in 2018 on consoles, PC, and Mac, as well as iOS- and Android-based devices. Additional platforms are yet to be announced. For more information on the game, visit the official website and Facebook page, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter. For more information on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and all of his titles, visit Skybound.com.
The Deer God reborn on Nintendo Switch 21 Dec. 2017
The Deer God, the breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure from Blowfish Studios and Crescent Moon Games, will release 21 December 2017 for the Nintendo Switch™. Downloaded by more than 1.5 million players across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, PC, and mobile platforms, The Deer God will challenge players' religion and platforming skills in a gorgeous world filled with challenging puzzles and dangerous wildlife. The journey begins with a weary hunter tracking a deer. Just as his scope looms over a majestic buck, wolves attack him and his shot misses, killing a nearby fawn. The hunter awakens in the afterlife and finds himself face-to-face with the Deer God, who in an act of karmic retribution reincarnates the hunter as a fawn. The hunter seeks to regain his humanity, but quickly acclimates to his new body, utilizing his newfound strength and speed to survive in the wild. Behind every cliff, canyon, and crevasse lay quests to help him acquire new skills. As each day passes, the deer grows older and stronger, eventually allowing players to mate and reproduce, which in turn provides extra lives to continue the cycle of reincarnation on the road to enlightenment. Depending on which creatures players pacify or harm along the way and how they interact with humans they come across, the hunter can become purer or more evil, either satiating the Deer God, or acquiring the destructive powers that evil karma offers. "It's been an amazing journey bringing The Deer God and its tale of karmic retribution to so many players across so many platforms, and now we're thrilled continue this ride by sharing the experience with the Nintendo Switch community," said Ben Lee, CEO, Blowfish Studios. "The Deer God's procedurally-generated levels lend themselves incredibly well to being able to play on the go, and we're delighted to allow players to take the game with them on adventures." The Deer God will be available for $7.99 USD / €7.99 on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch™. For more information, please visit The Deer God's official website.
PAST CURE: Devs celebrate preorder period beginning with new gameplay videos
Berlin-based indie developer Phantom 8 is kicking off the preorder period of its action stealth thriller PAST CURE with two new walkthrough videos. In today’s first walkthrough Nick Mallinder, animation artist at Phantom 8, introduces the skills and abilities players will need to master the world of PAST CURE. The video not only features the special skills Ian possesses as a consequence of the experiments he underwent, it also demonstrates the game’s core weapon as well as the melee and stealth skills players can choose from. The first new walkthrough video is accessible under this link. Many levels can be approached in different ways with Ian‘s abilities, allowing for full on action or a more stealth orientated approach. Players who wish to avoid direct battle can use astral projection to scout the area and create distractions for patrolling enemies by disabling security cameras. The time manipulation skill on the other hand helps the player to evade enemies, execute stealth kills or pull off the perfect head shot during combat. The gunplay is supported by melee combat and stealth kills motion captured in collaboration with specialist MMA fighters. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of PAST CURE are available for preorder now from various national and international retailers. In addition, players who preorder the game will receive the official soundtrack from the Belgium band Seiren. Front woman Charlotte Jacobs can also be heard in PAST CURE itself, as she voiced the ingame character Sophia. PAST CURE’s PC version will be available on Steam and further digital distributional platforms. The details for the bonus for digital preorders will be announced soon.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Joins the SEGA Forever Collection
25 years ago today, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 was released in Japan for the SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis. Today, in celebration of that anniversary, we are declaring this November 21st, 2017 “Sonic 2sday” and setting Sonic The Hedgehog 2 free, as it joins SEGA Forever, a growing collection of classic SEGA games that are free-to-play (with ad support) for mobile devices. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is the second main entry in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It was developed as a combined effort by both Sonic Team and SEGA Technical Institute, with a soundtrack composed by Masato Nakamura. The game saw both critical and commercial success at launch, and has sold over six million copies; it is considered to be one of the greatest of all time. The remastered version, which is made by the team behind the recent Sonic Mania, lends itself flawlessly to the mobile gameplay experience. Like all games in the SEGA Forever collection, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is available to download for free from the App Store for iPhone and iPad or Google Play Store for Android devices and boasts added features like leaderboards, cloud saves, and controller support. Players who want to experience the games without ads can remove them for a one-time in-app purchase priced at $1.99 / €2.29 / £1.99.