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SOULCALIBUR VI Release Date and E3 2018 Trailer

June 12, 2018 – SOULCALIBUR VI, the premier 3D weapons-based fighting game will be launching in the Americas on October 19, 2018 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM®.

Along with the announcement of SOULCALIBUR VI’s launch date, we are also debuting details pertaining to the game’s Story Mode at E3 2018. E3 attendees are invited to join BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment in their E3 Presentation Theater located within their E3 booth to learn more about the intricacies of SOULCALIBUR VI’s story including details about the characters embarking on the search for the two legendary swords and their individual motivations.

Taking place in the 16th century, SOULCALIBUR VI sets players on a voyage of discovery as they uncover events from the original SOULCALIBUR to learn hidden truths. The game will also feature a diverse line-up of new and returning characters with their unique fighting styles and weapons including series mainstays; Mitsurugi and Sophitia and newcomers such as special guest-character, Geralt of Rivia, from CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher® series and GrØh who was recently announced.

Head over to the following YouTube link and check out SOULCALIBUR VI’s new E3 trailer that offers a glimpse into the story that awaits players when the game launches on October 19, 2018 (ready for embedding):

Lastly, two special editions of SOULCALIBUR VI will be offered… the SOULCALIBUR VI Collector’s Edition will feature a 12” Sophitia Figure, 120-page Art Book, Metal Case with Built-in Soundbox, Soundtrack CD, Collector’s Edition Box, and the full SOULCALIBUR VI game. A SOULCALIBUR VI Deluxe Edition will feature the Metal Case with Built-in Soundbox, Soundtrack CD, SOULCALIBUR VI Season Pass, and the full SOULCALIBUR VI game. For more information on these special editions, please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/soulcalibur-vi#editions

Turtle Beach Unveils Recon 200 and Stealth 300 Headphones

SAN DIEGO, June 12, 2018 — This morning, leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach (NASDAQ: HEAR), unveils the latest entries in its award-winning lineup of gaming headsets as the company opens this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The two new headsets – the Recon 200 and Stealth 300 – are perfectly suited for the explosive growth of the Battle Royale genre, delivering the high-quality audio, crystal-clear chat, and unmatched comfort and durability that gives gamers the edge needed to ascend the leaderboards. Both new wired models feature amplified audio to further immerse players in their games, impressive build quality with metal-reinforced headbands, and unique suites of features and functionality – all combined to deliver a competitive advantage through precision audio. The Recon 200 and Stealth 300 have an MSRP of $59.95 and $79.95, respectively, and full details on both new models can be found below.

“We’ve seen unprecedented industry growth this year in the headset market, with Turtle Beach outpacing that industry growth by nearly 38% because we deliver the high-quality headsets gamers want and need to be successful in popular Battle Royale games like Fortnite and PUBG, as well as all genres,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Gamers demand superior audio and comfort no matter their level of play, and that’s what we bring to the table with a variety of products to suit every type of gamer. The new Recon 200 and Stealth 300 headsets give every player a definitive audio advantage and the premium comfort they need to weather the storm, for a price that doesn’t break the bank.”

Esports/Influencer Expansion:
In addition to debuting the first of this year’s new products, Turtle Beach also continues to grow its impressive roster of professional esports teams and high-profile streamers and content creators. OpTic Gaming’s League of Legends (LoL) squad now joins the ranks of Turtle Beach’s partnered teams, and will exclusively wear Elite Pro headsets during all practice and streaming sessions. With the NA LCS Summer Split beginning on June 16, 2018, the Green Wall’s LoL team is ready to dominate all comers when they take to the competition stage in the Los Angeles Battle Arena. Beyond practice and streaming, Turtle Beach and OpTic LoL will partner on exciting new fronts that include producing compelling content showcasing the keys to training and competing at the elite level, as well as bringing new insight into gaming culture and teamwork. Additionally, Turtle Beach and OpTic Gaming are collaborating on the development of future products, exclusive merchandise, and fan-focused events.

“Teamwork is a fundamental key to success in League of Legends. To have OpTic’s players dominate the maps as a team, they have to communicate effortlessly as they execute their roles in a game. When we thought about who was going to deliver on all aspects of the gaming audio requirements we need as we train and prepare for match play, Turtle Beach was the pinnacle,” notes Romain Bigeard, GM of OpTic LoL. “Having Turtle Beach come on as true collaborative partners, to not only help build championship athletes but to also help us faithfully engage with our fans, is an honor and we’re excited to start revealing what we have planned for the future.”

“We are supremely interested in further introducing the League of Legends player base to the sound quality and capabilities of Turtle Beach,” added Ryan Musselman, SVP of Global Partnerships at Infinite Esports & Entertainment. “Through customizing sound profiles for our players and equalizing audio catered specifically for the Rift, we aim to give OpTic LoL a competitive advantage in a way only Turtle Beach can deliver. We look forward to continuing to collaborate on product innovations and features to ensure our players and fans have unprecedented audio and communication power.”

Switching gears from pro teams to content creators, fans of Microsoft’s popular Mixer streaming platform will now see one of their favorites – Siefe – also joining forces with Turtle Beach. Siefe streams his gaming sessions full-time and exclusively on Mixer and takes his audio seriously, which is why he selected Turtle Beach as his preferred audio partner. Siefe is also the first streamer on Mixer to surpass 200K followers, and will now be using Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro headset and other gear as he continues to create his unique and often hilarious style of content.

Full Recon 200 & Stealth 300 Details:
Whether you’re a pro gamer, a content creator, a hardcore, casual, or new player, Turtle Beach has the broadest range of gaming headsets designed for gamers from all walks of life, and the all-new Recon 200 and Stealth 300 are the latest additions to the company’s robust lineup.

Louder is better in black and white. With the Recon 200, gamers get a sleek-looking new headset in black or white that delivers powerful amplified audio with enhanced bass. Whether you play on Xbox One or PS4™, the Recon 200 gaming headset delivers high-quality game sound and crystal-clear chat through 40mm speakers and a high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic. Additionally, the Recon 200‘s metal-reinforced headband and synthetic leather-wrapped memory foam cushions provide added durability and unmatched comfort. The Recon 200 has a rechargeable battery that delivers over 12-hours of gaming per charge, and features onboard controls for Master Volume, Variable Mic Monitoring, and for selecting between Xbox One and PS4™. The Recon 200 also works great with Nintendo Switch™, PC, and mobile devices with a standard 3.5mm headset jack, and will be available at retail this fall for a MSRP of $59.95.

Powerful sound. Unmatched comfort. Your ears will thank you. The all-new Stealth 300 incorporates many key features from this year’s top-selling headset in North America1, the Stealth 600, to give a superior new option for gamers looking to level-up their gameplay experience with a powerful wired headset. The Stealth 300 headsets for Xbox One and PS4™ deliver the quality and features gamers want, including a metal-reinforced headband, Turtle Beach’s unique ProSpecs™glasses friendly design with memory foam ear cushions, a flip-to-mute mic with variable mic monitoring, and a 40-hour rechargeable battery. Additionally, the Stealth 300 for Xbox One is optimized to deliver Microsoft’s Windows Sonic for Headphones surround sound to further immerse gamers in their games, movies, and music. The Stealth 300 for Xbox One and PS4™ are planned to launch at participating retailers in July 2018 for a MSRP of $79.95.

For more information on the latest Turtle Beach products and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Sinking City E3 2018 Trailer

June 12, 2018 — Bigben and Frogwares today unveil a gameplay trailer and cutscene for The Sinking City, the exploration game arriving on console and PC on March 21, 2019. The game will will be shown this week at E3.

Taking place in the 1920s, The Sinking City is a game of adventure and investigation set in an open world inspired by the works of the famous American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Players step into the shoes of a private investigator who arrives in the city of Oakmont, Massachusetts — a city suffering from unprecedented floods of supernatural phenomena. Players must uncover the source of whatever has taken possession of the city, and the minds of its inhabitants.

Farming Simulator 19 E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

June 12, 2018 — GIANTS Software and Focus Home Interactive unveil the highly anticipated John Deere brand, joining the largest garage ever in a Farming Simulator game, in this E3 trailer. Farming Simulator 19 is the deepest, most complete farming simulator ever as the multimillion-selling franchise takes a giant leap forward with a complete overhaul of its graphics engine that provides the most striking and immersive visuals to date. It is the richest farming experience ever made for consoles and PCs, releasing at the end of the year!

Farming Simulator 19 takes the biggest step forward yet with the franchise’s most extensive vehicle roster ever! You’ll take control of vehicles and machines faithfully recreated from all the leading brands in the industry such as Case IH, New Holland, Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Krone, Deutz-Fahr and many more. We’re also happy to welcome the world’s largest agriculture machinery company, John Deere. The brand arrives with iconic tractors such as the 8400R seen in today’s E3 trailer.

Farming Simulator 19 will feature new American and European environments in which to develop and expand your farm. The game also introduces many exciting new farming activities, including new machinery and crops with cotton and oat! Tend to your livestock of pigs, cows, sheep, and chickens – or ride your horses for the first time, letting you explore in a brand-new way the vast land around your farm.

Farming Simulator 19 will be available Fall 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac.

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

STOCKHOLMJune 12, 2018 – Starbreeze, Skybound Entertainment and 505 Games have released the first official gameplay trailer for OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, the upcoming cooperative multiplayer FPS from developer OVERKILL – A Starbreeze Studio. The video also reveals the game is expected to launch on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC on Nov. 6 in North and South America and Nov. 8 for the rest of the world, including Europe.

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is available to pre-order now as a digital title on all platforms and as a physical boxed product for consoles only at most major retailers for $59.99. A steel book deluxe edition of OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, featuring the base game, the “Night Raid Character Pack” DLC, a variety of cosmetic skins, a digital art book and more, is also available to pre-order for $79.99. Players who pre-order either version will receive an assortment of in-game cosmetic skins as a bonus. As an homage to its comic book heritage, the physical steel book deluxe edition will also feature four collector cards illustrated by comic book artist Dan Panosian.

OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead’s PC-exclusive closed beta will begin later this year. Closed beta access will be available for PC pre-orders only. Players who pre-order the standard edition of OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead will receive a single invitation to the closed beta, while those who pre-order the game’s deluxe edition will receive four closed beta invites to share with friends.

Inspired by Robert Kirkman’s original graphic novels, OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead is a four-player co-op multiplayer shooter in which players must band together on a variety of missions and raids to find survivors, secure supplies and stay alive. Use stealth to evade enemies tactically, or dismember walkers limb from limb with brute force and firepower. Each of the game’s four playable characters has their own special abilities, skill trees, squad roles, play styles and background stories.

Starbreeze released cinematic character trailers for each of the game’s main heroes, giving players a closer look at them before and after the world changed. The complete series is available now:

  • Aidan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=non_0jlOXew
  • Maya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNLzJuwKHFE
  • Grant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJpBCQdOboU
  • Heather: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vki9W6Uj6to

For more information, visit https://www.overkillsthewalkingdead.com, and follow the game on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram with #OTWD.

Call of Cthulhu E3 2018 Trailer

June 12, 2018 – Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen and paper RPG, today defines madness in its heart-pumping E3 Trailer! Uncover the chilling mysteries of this Narrative RPG game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft’s iconic universe.

1924. Private Investigator Edward Pierce is sent to look into the tragic death of the Hawkins family in their imposing mansion on the isolated Darkwater Island, off the shores of Boston. Between unfriendly locals and dubious police reports, it becomes clear there’s more to the case than meets the eye. Soon enough, Pierce is plunged into a terrifying world of conspiracies, cultists, and cosmic horrors…

In this world, nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by the whisperings in the dark. Strange creatures, weird science, and shadowy cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything. Your mind will suffer – balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures… and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.

Call of Cthulhu releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018.

Insurgency Sandstorm E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

June 12 – 2018 Insurgency: Sandstorm is New World Interactive’s reborn, improved, and expanded sequel to indie multiplayer FPS hit Insurgency, coming September 2018 to PC and 2019 to consoles. In the new E3 2018 trailer, discover how Insurgency: Sandstorm brings you closer to the action than ever in tense, coordinated skirmishes where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight.

New World Interactive and Focus Home Interactive are also excited to announce the opening of pre-orders on Steam. PC players can pre-order with a 10% discount and get access to the beta a few weeks before the release of the game. An additional 10% discount will be given to players that own the original Insurgency – this additional discount will be offered until the end of 2018.

Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and unprecedented audio design putting the fear back into the genre. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is a game of team-based tactics and objective-oriented gameplay in a fictional, contemporary Middle Eastern conflict, complete with player versus player, competitive matchmaking and co-operative game modes versus AI. Your soldier’s appearance, weapons, attachments, armor, and amount of carried ammo are all up to you. Call in airstrikes, use vehicles with mounted weapons, and equip a wide range of specialist weaponry from grenades to drones to C4 explosives.

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases on PC in September 2018, and on PS4 and Xbox One in 2019. Pre-order now on Steam and get bonuses.

Hunt: Showdown Unveils New Monsters and Weapons for E3 2018

June 12, 2018 – Crytek has revealed new footage of the latest weapons (and a new monster!) coming to the first-person bounty hunting game Hunt: Showdown. This content, which debuted earlier today during the PC Gaming Show at E3, will be released very soon and accompany other new features and additions to the game.

The video features:

The Vintage Crossbow, a large, quiet weapon ideal for a stealthy kill. You can retrieve the crossbow’s bolts from the corpses of your enemies after you’ve shot them down.

Throwing Knives are a quiet, light option—they can be used for one match (considered a consumable) and carried in addition to primary and secondary weapons. Knives, like crossbow bolts, can also be retrieved from the corpses of your dead enemies. And, of course, from any other surface you throw them at.

The Hand Crossbow is a smaller version of the Vintage Crossbow, and, as it is categorized as a pistol, can be carried in addition to a larger weapon—bolts retrievable, shots stealthy.

The Sticky Explosive Bomb is a barbed bomb designed to stick to walls and other surfaces when thrown. You throw ‘em, they stick, and then they explode!

There is something in the water now… our newest monster is the Water Devil, a tentacled creature that attacks players when they are traversing the swamps and bayous.

Stay tuned for more news soon!

Hitman 2 Miami Gameplay E3 2018 Trailer

June 12 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the HITMAN 2 Miami Gameplay Trailer, showcasing one of the exciting new sandbox locations featured in the game. The video showcases the vibrant Miami setting, which includes the colorful ambience of an in-progress motorsport race, along with an assortment tools, weapons and unexpected disguises for Agent 47. HITMAN 2 takes players to all corners of the world, including places we’ve never visited before in a Hitman game, from exotic sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests—all living, breathing environments with multiple paths to explore, unparalleled game depth and countless interactive possibilities for players.

ITMAN 2 is the follow-up to the acclaimed international video game, HITMAN. Featuring entirely new hyper-detailed sandbox locations full of living, breathing environments to explore, HITMAN 2 offers players the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilizing an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events.

HITMAN 2 also introduces new ways to play with the Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone feature that brings a co-op experience to the Hitman series for the first time, allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets. Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for consumers who pre-order the HITMAN 2!

HITMAN 2 will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC beginning November 13, 2018.