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FIFA diversifies its gaming rights and launches new non-sim football games alongside EA SPORTS franchise
For the first time, FIFA will launch new football video games developed with third-party studios and publishers, providing more choice for football and gaming fans in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™. A number of new non-simulation games are already under production and will launch during the third quarter of this year. The first is a tailored gaming experience featuring the biggest event on earth, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, which will bring new, interactive experiences to fans across the globe. Following this initial unveiling, FIFA will launch further games and virtual experiences around this year’s FIFA World Cup. Additional projects are also under discussion with publishers ahead of next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup™. Gianni Infantino, FIFA President, said: "I can assure you that the only authentic, real game that has the FIFA name will be the best one available for gamers and football fans. The FIFA name is the only global, original title. FIFA 23, FIFA 24, FIFA 25 and FIFA 26, and so on - the constant is the FIFA name and it will remain forever and remain THE BEST." “The interactive gaming and esports sector is on a path of unrivalled growth and diversification. FIFA’s strategy is to ensure we can make the most of all future options and ensure a wide range of products and opportunities for gamers, fans, member associations and partners.” Alongside the new games, FIFA has granted a new short-term extension to existing publisher EA SPORTS to launch a new FIFA 23 title later this year, which will feature the men’s and women’s FIFA World Cup competitions in one edition for the first time. The recently confirmed extension with EA SPORTS is a new arrangement that grants rights for the simulation football category only, freeing up broader gaming rights for FIFA and different gaming publishers to launch new games and more deeply immersive experiences for fans and football stakeholders. This new, non-exclusive licensing model follows on from an extended period of discussions between the parties relating to FIFA’s future gaming vision. As announced in October 2021, FIFA intends to work with a range of partners rather than lock up all gaming and esports rights exclusively with one publisher for the long term. As well as launching a portfolio of new games during 2022 and 2023, FIFA is currently engaging with leading game publishers, media companies and investors in regard to the development of a major new FIFA simulation football game title for 2024. FIFA’s new gaming model has been developed in parallel with FIFA+, the recently launched direct-to-consumer media platform.
Kakao Games Opens up Dysterra for Global Beta
Kakao Games and developer Reality MagiQ has announced its upcoming multiplayer sci-fi shooter Dysterra will be open to players for an upcoming global beta test this May. Running between May 4-17, players will be able to participate in the multiplayer beta via Dysterra’s official Steam page — simply by clicking the ‘Request Access’ button. Dysterra is an online multiplayer game, mixing solid first-person shooting with sophisticated survival and crafting elements, in a distinct dystopian world; following the Terrafire — an enormous pillar of fire that erupted after humans began mining the Earth’s core. Players have to fight to survive as the planet’s final days ebb away. During the global beta test, they will engage in ferocious battles with a mixture of melee weapons and firearms. While the more taxing crafting requirements (lowering the entry barrier for shelter construction, etc) have been modified to accommodate the game’s beta period, with Kakao Games and developer Reality MagiQ wanting participation to maximize the interaction between players. There will also be more of a focus on acquiring special skills through relentless combat and base occupation. After feedback from the game’s followers — collated from previous gameplay tests — the expectation is that players will find more hit satisfaction, an upgraded UI, and greater development of motion-capture animations.
Konami Announces eFootball™ 2022 UPDATE (version 1.0.0) Available now Worldwide
Konami Digital Entertainment Limited has today announced the launch of eFootball™ 2022 V1.0.0 released worldwide for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows® 10 and PC Steam® The free-to-play eFootball™ 2022, has been designed to recreate the battle for the ball between players, and the unique team tactics that are often seen in the football world. New controls have been added to the game giving users more options for any situation on the pitch, with the opportunity to experience tactical battles based on real-world football ideologies. Furthermore, a new element: "Season" has been added. Each Season's theme will reflect hot topics in the real footballing world and will have a wide variety of events to match. The theme of Season 1 will be “New Gameplay Approach, Team Building, & Licenses.” This will offer users to experience the exciting offensive and defensive element often seen in real-world football, perfectly replicated in eFootball™ 2022! There will also be the addition of the game mode ‘Dream Team’ - previously introduced as ‘Creative Team’. This will be the game mode in which users can enjoy building their very own team, play against other "Dream Teams" from around the world, and experience as many titanic clashes of differing footballing ideologies as there are users. After an initial week-long "Start-up period”, various in-game events matching with the theme of Season 1 will be held from April 21st. Finally, there will be additions of new licenses from both Japan and North America, Meiji Yasuda J1 League, Meiji Yasuda J2 League, MLS Players Association and USL Championship.
KONAMI REVEALS NEW PvP MULTIPLAYER MYSTERY SIMULATION GAME ‘CRIMESIGHT’ TO RELEASE APRIL 14TH
Konami Digital Entertainment Limited today formally revealed and announced the launch date for new PvP multiplayer mystery simulation game CRIMESIGHT. Following a successful closed-beta test last year, CRIMESIGHT will be launching on Steam® on April 14th 2022* from USD$ 19.99 SRP. Ahead of launch, KONAMI will be hosting a free demo weekend for users to play CRIMESIGHT. Players can register to trial CRIMESIGHT between March 25 – April 7 22:59. Details on how to register can be found on the official website: https://forms.konami.net/crimesight/pre_launch/ The demo weekend schedule will be as follows: • 04/10 18:00-22:59 (GMT+8) STEAM® PAGE – https://store.steampowered.com/app/1491710/CRIMESIGHT/ London, 2075. A cutting-edge predictive system called Foresight AI is developed to predict future crimes based on network data. As a result, crime is reduced by 90% worldwide. However, the system soon predicts an unavoidable incident, one that could steer the world on the path to ruin. Fearing the worst, Foresight AI's developers craft a new artificial intelligence that can track down and solve the most heinous of crimes before they occur. They dub this AI "Sherlock", after the peerless detective of classic literature. As it works on several cases, Sherlock discovers a harrowing truth: Sitting at the center of these cases like a spider on a web is Moriarty, an AI that rivals Sherlock's capabilities. CRIMESIGHT pits players against one another as one assumes the role of the "villain", who carries out a murder, and another becomes the "target", the villain's future victim. The player on the Moriarty side must fulfill objectives to complete their crime, whilst the players on the Sherlock side must prevent it from happening. Over the course of a match, the villain and the target will slowly come to light. Which side will you take? CRIMESIGHT will be available globally and will support 11 languages –English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish (Spain – Spanish) and Portuguese (Brazil-Portuguese). Additional details about CRIMESIGHT are available on the official website: https://www.konami.com/games/crimesight/us/en/ https://www.facebook.com/konami.asia.game/ https://www.youtube.com/user/KonamiAsia/ *Due to different time zones, some part of Asian countries/areas will be released on April 15 00:00
The Pizza Eating Crime-Fighters are Back with KONAMI’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection
Konami Digital Entertainment Limited(KONAMI) today announces that Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo are back from the sewers with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection! In collaboration with Nickelodeon, thirteen radical games from KONAMI’s entire archive of retro 8-bit, 16-bit, and arcade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) titles and their Japanese versions* will be coming to PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC Steam. Digital versions will be available in Asia in 2022 at SRP $33.99. This incredible collection of thirteen original classics gives chasing down Shredder, fighting the Foot, and tangling-up with Bebop and Rocksteady a fresh look at why KONAMI’s adaptations of the heroes in a half shell set the standard in beat ‘em up, action games. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection includes: • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (Arcade) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project (NES) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (NES) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Nintendo) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Sega Genesis) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Sega Genesis) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan (Game Boy) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From The Sewers (Game Boy) • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue (Game Boy) KONAMI partnered with game developer Digital Eclipse to expertly adapt these classics for modern gaming systems with a fantastic set of quality-of-life features including save anytime and rewind, button mapping, and added online play for certain games** with local couch play for all titles where originally intended. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection will also come with a digital game guide for each title to help players fight and sometimes swim through difficult areas. "I grew up on these TMNT games and can’t wait to have gamers of all generations relive these legendary classics or try them for the first time,” said Charles Murakami, Senior Producer, Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. "With collaboration from our partners at Nickelodeon and Digital Eclipse, we set out to make a celebration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ world. As you dig deep into the Turtles’ lair, you’ll discover the comic and cartoon influences on each of the games. With hundreds of never-before-seen source material, this will be a perfect addition to any fans collection." The games are based on the characters and themes of the 80's children's cartoon and comic book series, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles often taking place in a fictionalized New York City, around the sewers, inside futuristic enemy bases and even across time itself! In collaboration with Nickelodeon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection will also include loads of extras using imagery from the original cartoons, comics and other historic TMNT media content in a compiled Museum connecting the franchise across the various mediums. Additionally, never-before-seen development art, sketches and game design material will also be included. *11 Japanese regional versions total -No Japanese versions released for TMNT (Arcade) and TMNT Tournament Fighters (NES) **Titles with online functionality -TMNT (Arcade), TMNT: Turtles in Time (Arcade), TMNT The Hyperstone Heist, TMNT Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo) For more information, please visit us at: WEBSITE LINK • https://www.konami.com/games/edens_zero/mo/ • https://www.facebook.com/konami.asia.game/ • https://www.youtube.com/user/KonamiAsia/
Feel Your Way Through AVICII Invector: Encore Edition, Available Today for Meta Quest 2
Indie Publishing Label Wired Productions and award-winning indie studio Hello There Games are proud to deliver to melomaniacs the musical and visual experience of AVICII Invector: Encore Edition to Meta Quest 2, available today at 5PM GMT / 6PM CET / 12PM ET / 9AM PT via the Meta Quest store. The poignant trailer titled “The Journey” begins with cherished behind-the-scenes footage of the Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, most famously known by his professional name, AVICII, with Hello There Games CEO, Oskar Eklund, as they play the AVICII Invector prototype. The journey continues, with the emotional trailer showcasing AVICII Invector as it transforms from a concept to a fully realised game. Now, created in loving memory of Tim Bergling, Hello There Games and Tim’s Father, Klas Bergling, are continuing Tim’s vision of bringing new ways to experience his music, with AVICII Invector: Encore Edition for Meta Quest 2. Featuring 35 chart topping tracks such as Peace of Mind, Freak and S.O.S, AVICII Invector brings the futuristic rhythm action gameplay into a VR version. Watch the beautiful AVICII Invector: Encore Edition launch trailer “The Journey”: All music royalties from each copy of the game sold will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which advocates for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and actively works to remove the stigma attached to suicide and mental health issues. “Tim’s fascination with early prototypes of VR headsets can finally now be portrayed by the release of AVICII Invector on Meta Quest 2.” Said Oskar Eklund, the CEO of Hello There Games, “We hope we’ve done Tim proud, as well as his father, Klas, as we worked passionately together to bring Tim’s vision and music into the most immersive version yet. We hope AVICII fans and of music across the world enjoy the pulse-pounding beats in VR” “We’re proud to bring AVICII Invector to VR as we give fans of Tim’s work another form to experience his music, this time in immersive 3D,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “Music is an element of Wired Productions that resonates throughout the company and our passion and drive to bring the much-loved AVICII Invector and his songs to Meta Quest 2 is something we’re delighted to deliver.” AVICII Invector: Encore Edition Features: 35 hit anthems from the phenomenal talent of late superstar AVICII. SEVEN mesmerising worlds wrapped in a magnificent musical experience viewable in VR. Turn up the volume and set yourself a challenge across FOUR complexity levels. Lay down your high score and rise up the Global Leaderboards. Explore a pure-hearted narrative journey set against the globally celebrated works of AVICII. AVICII Invector: Encore Edition on Meta Quest 2 isn’t the only game coming to the platform from Wired Productions, as the publisher and Meta bring new and existing IPs to the VR platform, with The Last Worker and Tin Hearts also coming to Meta Quest 2 in 2022. AVICII Invector: Encore Edition is available at 5PM GMT / 6PM CET / 12PM ET / 9AM PT today for Meta Quest 2 for £24.99 / €29.99 / $29.99 via the Meta Quest store. For more information, visit https://wiredproductions.com/games
The Tiger is Out! Green Man Gaming’s Lunar Sale Starts Today
Green Man Gaming invites you to hunt down some juicy deals as their 2022 Lunar Sale, celebrating the start of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Tiger, starts today with some rawr-some limited time discounts of up to 75% of top titles. 2022 marks the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac and the Tiger is known as the king of all beasts in China. The zodiac sign Tiger is a symbol of strength, exorcising evils and braveness. Starting today at 4pm GMT/5pm CET/11am EST/8am PST, the Lunar Sale is packed with limited time discounts on top titles across the Green Man Gaming site with savings of up to 75%! But hurry, as these purr-fect deals are only available for a limited time! The Lunar Sale features huge discounts on over 3000 products from AAA to indie classics like; Back 4 Blood Resident Evil Village Crusader Kings III We Happy Few Some of the top games dropping into the sale later this week include; Deathloop It Takes Two The Ascent So don't delay, start hunting down the discounts today! The Green Man Gaming Lunar Sale will be running from 24th January for a limited time. Visit https://www.greenmangaming.com/lunar-sale/ for more information.
The legacy of Tim Bergling Continues with AVICII Invector: Encore Edition Coming to Meta Quest 2 on 27 January 2022
Global video games publishing label Wired Productions and award-winning indie studio Hello There Games are proud to announce that 2022 will start in pulse-pounding fashion as AVICII Invector: Encore Edition comes to Meta Quest 2 on January 27, 2022. In loving memory of Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, most famously known by his professional name, AVICII, Hello There Games and Tim’s father, Klas Bergling, continue Tim’s vision of bringing new ways to experience his music, with AVICII Invector: Encore Edition. Featuring 35 chart topping tracks such as Peace of Mind, Freak and S.O.S, AVICII Invector brings the futuristic rhythm action gameplay into a VR version for Meta Quest 2 which is available to Wishlist now. All music royalties from each copy of the game sold will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, which advocates for the recognition of suicide as a global health emergency and actively works to remove the stigma attached to suicide and mental health issues. “When Tim and I first started talking about Invector, he was actually sent an early prototype VR headset. He was fascinated by the technology and the opportunities it created.” Said Oskar Eklund, the CEO of Hello There Games, “Working with Tim’s father, Klas, to finish this project has been an emotional process for the whole team. We still grieve for Tim, but we came together knowing this was a project he was very passionate about and hope his fans can continue to celebrate and remember AVICII for the light that he was.” “At Wired, we are all about celebrating the art, music, and developers behind each release. AVICII Invector, in many ways, is our perfect match.” Said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions. “Bringing AVICII Invector to VR has been a labour of love, one that will immerse fans and Meta Quest gamers alike in an unforgettable virtual reality experience. An experience which, I hope, will continue to celebrate Tim’s music and legacy for years to come.” AVICII Invector: Encore Edition Features: 35 hit anthems from the phenomenal talent of late superstar AVICII. SEVEN mesmerising worlds wrapped in a magnificent musical experience viewable in VR. Turn up the volume and set yourself a challenge across FOUR complexity levels. Lay down your high score and rise up the Global Leaderboards. Explore a pure-hearted narrative journey set against the globally celebrated works of AVICII. In addition, the release of AVICII Invector: Encore Edition on Meta Quest 2 see’s the start of a partnership between Wired Productions and Meta to bring new and existing IPs to the VR platform, with The Last Worker and Tin Hearts also coming to Meta Quest 2 in 2022. AVICII Invector: Encore Edition launches on Meta Quest 2 on January 27, 2022 and is available to Wishlist now via Meta Quest. For more information, visit https://wiredproductions.com/games/
KARTRIDER: DRIFT Closed Beta Starts Today
The next entry in Nexon’s phenomenally successful KartRider racing franchise is here! Cross-platform sensation, the free-to-play KartRider: Drift, will launch its Closed Beta at 4pm Pacific today, ending on December 15th at 5am Pacific. Access to the KartRider: Drift Closed Beta is available for PC on Nexon’s launcher and Steam, in addition to being available to console players on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Gearing up to deliver new thrills in the beloved Nexon racing franchise, KartRider: Drift offers unparalleled character and kart customization. Karts can be tailored as never before, allowing players to transform their rides to reflect their inner racing persona. To help make sure your ride represents who you are on the track, customizable options in the game range from player-created kart skins to unique character costumes. Players can fine-tune these elements, tinkering to create the ultimate kart straight away. KartRider: Drift offers players the fastest drift-fueled racing experience with stunning graphics delivered via Unreal® Engine 4, created from the ground up for dynamic, online gameplay. Challenge your friends regardless of what platform they play on and enjoy no barriers with no pay walls or pay-to-win racing elements. There’s still time to get in on the racing fun! To register for closed beta access, visit the official KartRider: Drift site. https://kartdrift.nexon.com/Main/CBT3 (Korean Only)
VRJAM Metaverse Launch
VRJAM, the UK's leading creator of live music experiences in virtual reality, today teased the launch of the VRJAM platform, a revolutionary new metaverse events platform and NFT creation solution. To bring the VRJAM metaverse platform to life, VRJAM has partnered with market leading NFT software developer Enjin.io to launch a rich virtual reality world that offers a host of new solutions for artists to render and monetize their music and live shows in amazing new ways using NFT’s, blockchain and immersive technology. The VRJAM platform promises to open up completely new ways for both fans and artist to experience live music events and represents the next step in the evolution of live music. Ownership of this virtual world will be shared by a guild of globally recognised artists and record labels who will cooperate to create value and define new possibilities for music inside the metaverse. VRJAM’s metaverse platform offers solutions for true live performance using technology that is years ahead of other similar platforms. It provides unsurpassed user experience and offers fans, artists and labels an array of unique features; - A persistent ‘always on’ virtual world with an array of live events happening every day. - A platform for the creation and rendering of revolutionary new types of NFTs - A space for direct to fan engagement and the creation of fan experience events, from DJ lessons to private gigs - A digital solution to empower music venues to exist in the metaverse - A platform for the distribution and monetization of recorded music by labels and publishers - Powered by a native in game cryptocurrency, VRJAM Coin. At the heart of the VRJAM metaverse platform is a blockchain based trading and finance system, VRJAM Coin. This revolutionary new cryptocurrency will create ways for both artists and fans to earn money inside the metaverse and promises to create entirely new business models for artists, venues and labels at a time when their traditional ways of making money have been turned upside down by the Covid 19 pandemic. The VRJAM cryptocurrency is backed by investment from 5 of the world's leading blockchain specialist investment and venture capital firms, demonstrating the exciting potential of VRJAM's tech. The opportunity to invest in the VRJAM token sale is open now, prospective investors can apply to join via the VRJAM website; www.vrjlive.com/metaverse Fans and artists who want to be a part of the next step in the evolution of live music should head to the VRJAM website and join the VRJAM community to get access to exclusive offers, free cryptocurrency and amazing music. www.vrjlive.com/community
ARK: Survival Evolved Turkey Trial 5 Starts Today
The annual Turkey Trial is here once again! Studio Wildcard invites players to join them in ARK: Survival Evolved for this year’s annual Turkey Trial 5 event. Available today Tuesday, November 23, through Tuesday, December 7, survivors can hunt for unforgiving “Super-Turkeys” and harvest wishbones to gain new chibis, a new turkey costume, event-themed emotes, and brand new "Ugly" sweaters! Hasten over to any of the ARK: Survival Evolved maps to experience all the Turkey Day festivities, as well as witness the DodoRex Tribute and gather Wishbones. The Turkey Trial 5 event features increased rates for XP, harvesting, taming, breeding and more across all official servers, so the feast will be bountiful for all! For a limited time, Survivors can collect all the Thanksgiving candy, Pilgrim Hats and holiday-themed emotes, as well as new ones, including: Brand New Chibis: Deinonychus Chibi, Kaprosuchus Chibi, Onyc Chibi, Tek Raptor Chibi, Gigantopithecus Chieftain Chibi Autumnal Cosmetic Items: A New Turkey Costume and three new Ugly Sweater designs, including Foliage Friends, Turkey Target and a Dodo's Revenge Sweater! Studio Wildcard continues to develop huge, free updates and themed events for ARK: Survival Evolved, including the upcoming free maps Lost Island, coming December 14, 2021, and the Nordic style, cold-weather Fjodur, coming in June 2022. Both maps will introduce three new creatures and hundreds of hours of gameplay to the ARK universe! For the latest updates join the ARK Survivor’s conversation on Discord, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, subscribe to us on YouTube, visit the Website at playark.com and watch us tame ‘n train leviathan dinosaurs on Twitch.TV
Aura Kingdom is Flying High with ‘Sky Riders’ Release
gamigo asks Aura Kingdom players to hold on tight because its latest patch – Sky Riders – is going to take them on a memorable flight filled with new Sky Tower floors, dungeons, events, and much more. Aura Kingdom’s Sky Riders patch takes off with players battling through five new Sky Tower floors (56-60), each featuring their own story, challenges, and rewards. Once players reach a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet, they can unfasten their safety belts and battle through four new dungeons: Eidolon Story Dungeon: Tsubaki Nightmare Realm (Party) Nightmare - Ancient Cliff Temple (Solo) Demon King Fantasies X - Battle of Ambition Entering their descent, players can look forward to participating in the Sky Tower Drop Event, the Guild Eidolon Spawn Event, and the Christmas Letter Collection Event. For the upcoming holiday season, players can participate in a number of in-game activities – such as archeology and cooking – to collect the letters C-A-N-D-Y. Once their CANDY is earned, players can exchange them for several in-game rewards including panels, buffs, and more. For more information, please visit the following links: Website: https://aurakingdom.aeriagames.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuraKingdom/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuraKingdom YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AuraKingdomAeria Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aurakingdom
Kakao Games Delivers Nostalgia-Tinged Trailer as ArcheAge Account Transfer Website Goes Live
The player account transition for renowned MMORPG ArcheAge, developed by XL Games and soon-to-be published by Kakao Games, has officially begun. Released in 2014, ArcheAge features a vast open sandbox environment, offering deep customization of skills and experiences set across the mystical world of Erenor. From trading on the high seas, tending a humble farm, being an adventurous rogue and much more, each player’s experience is wholly unique. Kakao Games will take the reins as publisher for ArcheAge in North America, Europe and Oceania from current publisher Gamigo, who serviced the game in those regions the previous seven years. The official service changeover will occur the 2nd of December, 2021. Account transfer will require visiting Gamigo’s Glyph gaming platform to obtain a data transfer code. Once done, users can access the newly launched Kakao Games transfer website to create a Kakao Games account (if they haven’t already) and enter the transfer code to complete the process. Existing players who complete the above will receive the following rewards: Astra Wings x1 Wrapped Firetalon Ostrich x1 Wrapped Brilliant Hiram Guardian Weapon: Epic x4 Wrapped Brilliant Hiram Guardian Armor: Epic x7 Epherium Cloak Crate x1 Noryette Ring (Heroic) x2 Noryette Earring (Heroic) x2 Proven Warrior Necklace Box x1 Bound Serendipity Stone x4 Icon Swap Certificate x3 These rewards will arrive December 2nd alongside new ArcheAge updates, including the Black Thorn Prison instance, the long-awaited debut of Guild Housing, and a brand-new skillset. Details on all three will be available in coming weeks via Kakao Games social channels. Finally, in celebration of this transfer of service milestone, Kakao Games has released the full-length version of its teaser trailer celebrating thrilling moments throughout the history of ArcheAge, honoring its valued fans and casting an eye toward the future.
Space Invaders Cubed Coming on The WOWCube (R) Platform
Cubios Inc., the creator of the WOWCube ® entertainment system, and TAITO CORPORATION (TAITO), the creator of the SPACE INVADERS video game, signed a license agreement. It gives Cubios Inc. a license to use all trademarks, copyrights, themes, gameplay, images, audio clips associated with one of the most well-known and lovable video games in the world — the SPACE INVADERS. And the Cubios’ team immediately started to create the SPACE INVADERS CUBED, a new version of the video game exclusively available on the WOWCube® entertainment system. Katsuhiko Iwaki, President and Representative Director, TAITO CORPORATION comments: "We are happy to partner with Cubios Inc. and think that WOWCube is a unique device that could be the next big thing. We're sure that SPACE INVADERS CUBED will find a lot of fans". The WOWCube ® entertainment system is a one-of-a-kind device in the shape of a cube made of 8 connected cubic modules. Each module is a separate device, with three high-resolution screens and a CPU inside. In the coming summer, the company will start a pre-order campaign and ship the devices to the first buyers throughout the end of this year. At the moment, Cubios Inc. is working on more than 30 different games, including arcade games, puzzles, logic and strategy games, educational apps with gamification, and many more for casual and more skillful players of all ages. The WOWCube ® entertainment system will be delivered with several games pre-installed, and a sure hit among them will be the SPACE INVADERS CUBED. Ilya Osipov, the president and a founder of Cubios Inc., comments: "I’m a huge fan of the SPACE INVADERS arcade game. It was one of the first games I played when I was the age of my son. I love everything about it — the graphics, sounds, entertainment, and absorbing gameplay. Our unique WOWCube ® device along with this fascinating game with a long history of success is a winning combo. I'm very sure that our users will appreciate playing this arcade game with its nostalgic charm and the new interpretation on their futuristic devices, and enjoy hours of fun and entertainment." Game development for the cube is a sophisticated process as the device has unique 3D geometry and hardware. Each game made for the WOWCube ® entertainment system, even a familiar one, adds a new dimension of perception towards the gameplay, and makes it even more fun and rewarding to progress level by level. In the original version of the SPACE INVADERS, a user must destroy the enemy Invaders avoiding enemy fire by controlling their own ship. With the SPACE INVADERS CUBED version, the playing field is all over the cube, on all six sides of the device. The player interacts with the game by turning and tilting the cube. The user's ship is moving following the position of the built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. When the spacecraft is right opposite to the enemy, it starts to shoot automatically. By turning the cube, the user acquires the power to send an Invader's ship to a remote corner of the universe many parsecs away. And when the player is ready, they can bring their spacecraft to that place and deal with the Invader. In this way, the player can split the enemy's fleet and shoot the Invaders one by one. The cubed version of SPACE INVADERS may involve the user's strategic thinking and cognitive skills, making the gaming process more absorbing and rewarding.
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector charges onto Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation on December 2
Slitherine (Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War, Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach and Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon) and Black Lab Games (Battlestar Galactica Deadlock and Starhammer) are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed turn-based strategy title set in Games Workshop’s world-renowned grimdark universe: Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector will launch on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and Games for Windows on December 2. That’s not all: the game will be available Day One for Xbox Game Pass for Console and PC Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is the definitive battle-scale turn-based strategy title that takes players to the battlefields of the 41st Millennium in an epic single-player campaign that explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Sergeant Carleon and his allies must purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels. The gripping campaign also introduces the mighty Primaris Marines for the first time. The console version features full achievement and trophy support, in addition to an updated UI and brand new control scheme specifically designed for consoles, giving players full tactical control when commanding the Blood Angel Space Marines in bone-rattling and soul-crushing skirmishes against the Tyranids. Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector will be expanded over the coming months via DLC which will introduce new factions, maps and modes. The first two packs will launch on December 2 for both Console and PC, adding new elite units to the game. The Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - Blood Angels Elite DLC gives players access to Assault Terminators and Sanguinary Guard. Assault Terminators feature a game-changing Deep Strike ability, while The Sanguinary Guard can quickly traverse the battlefield using their Jump Pack and can be equipped with a variety of ranged and melee weapon options. The Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - Tyranid Elites DLC adds the Broodlord and Hive Guard. The Broodlord are superior melee warriors with a natural ability for disrupting the minds of nearby prey, whereas the Hive Guard offers deadly ranged attacks, wrapped in a heavy armour of lumbering carapace. For an exclusive first look at a new, upcoming faction that will be added to the game in 2022, please tune in to the Slitherine Home of the Wargamers Live + event taking place on the 14 December. Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector was positively received by critics and gamers alike, and currently holds a Very Positive rating on Steam with over 1,400 reviews. Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector will be available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and Games for Windows on December 2. It is available to purchase now for PC.
Sociable Soccer PC & console release date confirmed
Kiss Publishing Limited (KPL), in association with developer Tower Studios, will release Sociable Soccer for PC and console in Q2 2022, following the title’s huge success on Apple Arcade. The game, designed by Sensible Soccer creator Jon Hare, will be made available by KPL globally for Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 4/5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X/S, in addition to a full Steam release. Sociable Soccer was originally released in 2019 via Apple Arcade for iOS, where it has built up a huge following of fans for its fast, arcade-style, intuitive gameplay, complete with multiplayer head-to-heads and collectible player cards. The highly anticipated console and PC versions of the game will offer the same great player experiences and more, including: Enhanced graphics and animations Enhanced gameplay, strategy & AI Collectible legend players per club Challenges and battle pass system Improved PVP matchmaking & customisable difficulty Update to all 1,000 teams & 30,000 players for 21/22 season Meanwhile, gamers who bought the previously available Early Access version on Steam in 2017 will get a new Steam code from KPL on release. KPL Head of Publishing Darryl Still offered: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with Jon Hare and Tower Studios to bring Sociable Soccer to PC and console platforms. The game has been a huge success on mobile and we can’t wait to introduce it to new audiences around the world.” Tower Studios CEO Jon Hare said: “Sociable Soccer has been a labour of love since we first started working on the game as a PC title in 2015. With the game firmly established on Apple Arcade we’ve found the perfect partner in KPL to take it to Steam, Switch, PlayStation and Xbox. We’ve always thought of Sociable Soccer as an organic football franchise – and it’s going to be growing more over the next few years." More information about Sociable Soccer can be found here: https://sociablesoccer.com
Team17 reveals new games and release dates at gamescom
Team17 has confirmed a series of release dates and games at gamescom. Revealed during the Future Games Show was Trepang2, a fast-paced horror first-person shooter heading to Steam in 2022; further highlights included confirmation that adventure roguelike Crown Trick is launching on 7th September for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, adding to its current availability on Nintendo Switch™ and Steam; the indie games label also revealed kooky culinary adventure Epic Chef would be arriving in November together with dwaven mining sim Hammerting, which is full launching onto PC on 16th November. The announcement continued a flurry of news from Team17, which this week also announced it has added Australian studio Drop Bear Bytes’ isometic role-playing game Broken Roads to its 2022 release schedule alongside Stormind Games’ Batora: Lost Haven. Today’s reveal also confirmed two titles – Honey, I Joined A Cult and The Unliving – will be launching into Steam Early Access on 14th September and 26th October respectively. Also featured was online strategic World War II shooter Hell Let Loose, which will be expanding onto new-generation platforms this autumn, adding to its recent launch on PC. The announcements were made days after the recent launch of Navegante Games’ platformer, Greak: Memories of Azur, on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, as well as PC and Nintendo Switch. [Team17 Presents… full list] Greak: Memories of Azur – Navegante Games – Out Now Sheltered 2 – Unicube Games – Coming 21st September 2021 Crown Trick – Next Studios – Out Now (PC & Nintendo Switch), Coming 7th September 2021 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) Honey, I Joined A Cult – Sole Survivor Games – Steam Early Access, 14th September 2021 The Unliving – RocketBrush Studio – Steam Early Access, 26th October 2021 Hammerting – Warpzone Studios – Coming 16th November 2021 Epic Chef – Infinigon Games – Coming November 2021 Hell Let Loose – Black Matter – Out Now (PC), Coming Soon 2021 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S) Batora: Lost Haven – Stormind Games – Coming 2022 Broken Roads – Drop Bear Bytes – Coming 2022 Trepang2 – Trepang Studios – Coming 2022