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Umarex Acquires Official GLOCK Airsoft and Airgun License

ARNSBERG, GERMANY (September 22, 2017) – UMAREX GmbH & Co. KG (UMAREX) headquartered in Germany receives the first worldwide license from the well-known Austrian weapons manufacturer, GLOCK, for the reproduction of its internationally recognized pistols. UMAREX is thus writing a new chapter in its success story as the world market leader in licensed replica handguns. Eyck Pflaumer, managing partner of UMAREX, summarizes the results of the intensive negotiations, “For years now, the trust between our two companies has been growing and we are looking forward to further developing this relationship with GLOCK. From November 2017 onwards, gun fans will find the first replicas of these famous pistols in outdoor retail locations almost everywhere in the world.”

Founded in 1963, GLOCK has been setting the global standard for handguns with polymer frames for decades. UMAREX and GLOCK are two world market leaders meeting on equal terms, the best prerequisites for a successful partnership. UMAREX will in the future build the famous GLOCK pistols in the categories “Airguns” (4.5 mm / .177) and “Airsoft” (6 mm). GLOCK replicas will be distributed worldwide through sporting goods dealers, except in France and French territories. Umarex USA and the Elite Force Airsoft group of Umarex USA will distribute the world-leading GLOCK pistol replicas exclusively throughout North America. Distribution in the USA is expected to begin first quarter 2018. Particularly attractive for collectors, the license allows the replicas to carry the original markings and be marketed in authentic packaging.

Knott’s Scary Farm Opens for 2017

September 21, 2017 – The most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, Knott’s Scary Farm, returns tonight with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills for its 45th season. The fully transformed park will feature 13 uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, including the return of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, for her last performance as she bids farewell to the Scary Farm crowds with an all-new show.

Knott’s Scary Farm is back for 25 horrifying nights from September 21 – October 31. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm experience has all the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare, but unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from.

New for 2017:

Journey through an abandoned carnival ride where cruel carny folk still linger in the shadows in Dark Ride one of Knott’s Scary Farm’s newest maze. Survive the wrath of the murderous 7-foot tall creature that haunts the old woods surrounding The Hollow  in Pumpkin Eater. Armed with only a faulty flashlight, face the terror of the Green Witch’s house completely in the dark in Trick or Treat: Lights Out.  And every night, over 1,000 monsters spill out onto the streets and turn theme park midways into terrifying scare zones.  From the world famous Ghost Town Streets to the Boardwalk area filled with evil clowns, there’s nowhere to hide at Knott’s Scary Farm.

This year, the event returns September 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 October 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Knott’s Scary Farm is open 7:00 pm – 1:00 am select Thursdays, Sundays, Monday and Halloween Night and 7:00 pm – 2:00 am Fridays and Saturdays.

Knott’s Berry Farm- 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620

Knott’s Scary Farm has welcomed millions of visitors over the past 45 years and has become an institution in the Southern California theme park landscape. Due to the explicit and frightening nature of the event, it is not recommended for children under 13. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm experience is where nightmares never end!

For more information on Knott’s Scary Farm please visit knottsscaryfarm.com; or join the conversation by using #ScaryFarm on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

America’s Scariest Haunted Houses from The Houses October Built 2

The folks behind the upcoming The Houses October Built 2 (our review will be online soon for this one) have released their infographic showing off the scariest haunted houses in the United States of America. Click on the image below to see the full view!

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TITLE: THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT 2

IN THEATERS AND AVAILABLE ON VOD AND DIGITAL HD: September 22, 2017

DIRECTOR: Bobby Roe

WRITERS: Zack Andrews, Bobby Roe

CAST: Brandy Schaefer, Zack Andrews, Mikey Roe, Bobby Roe, and Jeff Larson

SYNOPSIS: Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton – a group who take “extreme haunt” to another level – five friends decide they must face their fears in order to move on. Heading back out on the road to visit more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again and a new terror begins…

GENRE: Horror

DISTRIBUTOR: RLJE Films

YOUTUBE TRAILER:  https://youtu.be/bATQnJzkOp8

Knott’s Spooky Farm Announced for 2017

Buena Park, Calif. (August 2017) – The annual daytime, family-friendly Halloween celebration, Knott’s Spooky Farm, takes place weekends, September 30 – October 29 and Halloween Day. The kid-inspired “spooky” celebration will feature activities for ages 3-11, including trick-or-treating, a live show and costume contest with the Peanuts gang, and a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. The fall daytime Seasons of Fun event is included with regular park admission.

Kids ages 3 -11 can participate in Trick-or-Treating throughout Ghost Town, and interact with an array of spooky but friendly Shopkeepers. New this year, Stanley Scarecrow has opened the Livery Stable for guests of all ages to get close and personal with the Creepy Critters of Calico.

The Grand Sierra Railroad in Camp Snoopy transforms to a one-of-a-kind experience which takes riders on an adventure, along with the Peanuts Gang, to Camp Spooky with added special Halloween theming effects. Then come to Camp Snoopy Theatre to show off your best Halloween costume at the Peanuts Costume Contest and afterwards, join Peanuts characters in a Peanuts Dance Party!. Additionally, families can watch the Peanuts Gang in The Monsters Are Coming, Charlie Brown, where they’ll have guests of all ages singing and dancing along to classic Halloween tunes.

This Halloween season, the Timber Mountain Log Ride mystically converts into the Halloween Hootenanny by adding a new family friendly twist to a park favorite. Every year the citizens of the Timber Mountain invite the mysterious creatures that live out in the woods and caverns of the area to join them as they celebrate the season at the Halloween Hootenanny.  The ride’s interior will feature new fun surprises as guests venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper band, the town’s green witch and splash down Skull Mountain through a labyrinth of jack-o-lanterns.  The seasonal ride will also feature an original song performed by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies.   Open for day and night guests, this is the perfect family experience for all to enjoy this Halloween season.

In Fiesta Village, join the Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in the Fiesta Stage area for an interactive, non-scary, educational celebration of the season. The themed area offers a walk through village filled with photo ops, educational activities and face paintings at a nominal fee. Then visit the Ghastly Gallery in the Boardwalk Ballroom for a slate of entertaining activities including a live show and opportunities for your little ghouls to participate in drawing their best “monsterpiece.”

A 2018 Season Pass is the best way to experience Knott’s Spooky Farm. With a 2018 Season Pass you will get to enjoy all of the Seasons of Fun next year but will also receive one free admission to use in 2017. You can get your Season Pass now at the Best Offer of the Year! A Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates, and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and the newly expanded Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates.  Regular passes are just $92 or nine easy payments of $10.22 and Gold Season Passes are $110 or nine payments of just $12.22. These offers end October 29, 2017. Applicable taxes and fees apply online. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.

Knott’s Spooky Farm runs weekends September 30 – October 29 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Halloween Day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is included with regular park admission. For more information on all the exciting things that are going on at Knott’s Berry Farm, visit us online at knotts.com and follow the conversation using #KnottsSpookyFarm.

Dynasty Warriors 9 Gets a New Trailer

Burlingame, Calif. – September 19, 2017 – KOEI TECMO America revealed today that the upcoming open-world epic DYNASTY WARRIORS 9 will be released in early 2018 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam®.

To celebrate the news, KOEI TECMO released a new trailer for the game, touching on the Three Kingdoms narrative and showcasing some of the game’s most popular characters traversing exciting new environments, scaling city walls, and charging from rooftops!

In addition to introducing the game’s story, characters, and locations, the trailer highlights the brand-new State Combo system. This diverse action system offers players a wide selection of options during attacks. Flow Attacks create move-set combos that differ depending on the enemy’s position and seamlessly continue when enemies become prone, are in mid-air, or stunned. Reactive Attacks are extremely versatile and can range from counterattacks, dash attacks, assaults, to guard breaks and finish moves. Trigger Attacks are powerful moves that change an enemy’s state. Attacks will change depending on the combination of buttons pressed.

Complementing the trailer is a robust batch of assets including new character designs for returning playable characters, screenshots from focal narrative cut scenes, and information on a new character, Xu Sheng, a cunning and charismatic general of the kingdom of Wu.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on DYNASTY WARRIORS 9, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/dw9, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS.

Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Opens with Red Carpet

Universal City, CA, September 15, 2017 – Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood got off to a terrifying start this evening as Hollywood celebrities paraded along the red carpet to celebrate Southern California’s most extreme Halloween event.

Halloween Horror Nights” dates are: September 15-16, 22-23, 28-30, October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 25-29, 31 and November 2-4, 2017.

Attending celebrity guests included Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Israel Broussard (Happy Death Day), Tobin Bell (SAW franchise), Leigh Whannell (Insidious, SAW), Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Happy Death Day, Insidious, Get Out), Frank Grillo (The Purge:  Anarchy, The Purge: Election Year); Matthew Passmore (JIGSAW), Jennifer Tilly (Child’s Play), Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”), Emily Kinney (“The Walking Dead”), Jabbawockeez,  Slash (Musician),  Christian Navarro (“13 Reasons Why”), Vanessa Hudgens (“Powerless”), Guillermo Diaz (Scandal”), Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”), Jordan Clarkson (LA Lakers, NBA Player), Lisa Edelstein (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), and John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of “Halloween Horror Nights,” among others.

“Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood, brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror. The popular event features a new slate of unrivaled film and television production quality mazes, frightful scare zones and a re-imagined “Terror Tram” experience – all uniquely themed to today’s most definitive horror properties.

Touting more mazes than ever, this year’s “Halloween Horror Nights” lineup includes: The Shining,” inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s psychological thriller; “American Horror Story: Roanoke,” based on FX’s critically-acclaimed, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television series; “The Horrors of Blumhouse,” featuring iconic and unnerving moments from The Purge franchise, Sinister movies and upcoming Happy Death Day, inspired by prolific filmmaker Jason Blum’s blockbuster films; “Insidious: Beyond the Further,” based on Universal Pictures and Sony Picture’s upcoming supernatural thriller Insidious franchise including, Insidious: The Last Key; “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” based on Starz’s comedy horror television series; “SAW: The Games of Jigsaw,” inspired by the SAW film series and the upcoming series installment, JIGSAW; “Titans of Terror,” which unites slasher film villains, Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface; and “The Walking Dead” attraction inspired by AMC’s record-breaking television series.

The all-new “Titans of Terror Tram: Hosted by Chucky” ratchets up the scares, transporting guests into a nightmare of carnage on the world-famous studio backlot, pitting guests against Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface and the infamous serial killer doll, Chucky. The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew also returns by popular demand.

Tickets to this year’s event are available for purchase at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood. Advance purchase is recommended as event nights will sell out for all ticket options, including the all-new R.I.P. Tour, the After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo Ticket, the Frequent Fear Pass and must-have Front-of-Line ticket.  Guests electing to purchase the After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo Ticket can enjoy the park’s popular daytime attractions such as “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Fast and Furious—Supercharged” on the world-famous Studio Tour by day, then step into the mazes and attractions located throughout the park to experience the terror of “Halloween Horror Nights” for one admission price.

The ever popular Frequent Fear Pass allows fans, who just can’t get enough of “Halloween Horror Nights,” to visit multiple times throughout the run of the event.  The in-demand Front-of-Line ticket to “Halloween Horror Nights” is also available enabling guests to enjoy one-time priority access to all the mazes, attractions, the all-new Terror Tram experience and new Jabbawockeez hip hop dance performance.

For updates and exclusive “Halloween Horror Nights” content, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood, like Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood on Facebook; follow @HorrorNights #UniversalHHN on InstagramTwitter,Snapchat and Periscope; and watch the terror come to life on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube.

Behind the Scenes Look at the Music of Cuphead

September 18, 2017 – On Friday, Studio MDHR, the team behind the highly-anticipated game “Cuphead” released “Floral Fury,” the first track from the game’s soundtrack composed by Kris Maddigan. Check out the behind the scenes look at the creation of the track as part of the completely original jazz soundtrack, filled with period-specific music and big band boisterousness!

The soundtrack was recorded live with the help of 42 musicians including a 13-piece big band orchestra, a 10-member ensemble, and various soloists and ragtime pianists. Major influences of “Cuphead’s” 1930’s jazz sound include music legends such as Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and Gene Krupa.

Timed to “Cuphead’s” release, the games full soundtrack will be available on Sept. 29 and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for the latest news and information on “Cuphead.”

City of Brass Early Access Launch Trailer

Canberra, 18th Sep 2017: Uppercut Games today announced that City of Brass for Windows is available now on Steam at an introductory price of 19.99 USD for the first week, after which it will revert to 24.99 USD.

Armed with a blade and a whip that can grab, trip, disarm, stun or shatter as well as swing, from today players can lash and slash, trick and trap their way through an opulent procedurally-generated city, making it to each trap-infested level’s exit before the sands of time run out – participating in Daily Challenges and testing their mettle against other players on the Steam Leaderboard.

“The initial Early Access version already has a core experience in place: players can dive into a 12 level campaign with hours of replayability, revealing new enemies in each level, discovering gear and relics, encountering fresh traps and evolving their tactics,” explained Lead Designer Ed Orman. “We’re in Early Access to help us balance and tune the gameplay systems, and we will steadily add more content as we approach Final Release.”

Content and features already planned for the game will take 4-6 months to add in, but given new ideas will be introduced as the game evolves, the overall period in Early Access is expected to be around 6-12 months. More enemy types, bosses, districts, secret areas, gear, relics, genies and traps will be added to the Final Release, and the play overall will be more tuned thanks to the period in Early Access. The final battle (which will be different based on decisions players make as they progress and the strategies they employ) and the mysterious prize at the center of the city, will be held back until the Final Release.

City of Brass is available on Steam here.

City of Brass will be released for PlayStation® 4 systems and Xbox One in 2018 after the Final Release of City of Brass for Windows.

The Coma: Recut Launch Trailer

15 September, 2017 – Be afraid, but also uncontrollably excited, because The Coma: Recut – the nerve-shredding school-based survival-horror adventure from Devespresso Games – is stalking its way to PC, PS4, and Xbox One next week. See below for release dates and prices.

Release dates:
PS4 NA/EU: 19/20 September
Xbox One/Steam/GOG: 22 September
Price (SRP): $14.99/€14.99

Note: Anyone who owns the original game – The Coma: Cutting Class – on Steam will receive The Coma: Recut on Steam for free.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Launches

GHENT, Belgium – Sept. 14, 2017 –  Divinity: Original Sin 2, the highly anticipated fantasy RPG from Larian Studios featuring deep, turn-based combat and an epic, branching story, has today launched on Steam and GOG! The game is available globally now for $44.99 at:

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/435150/

GOG: https://www.gog.com/game/divinity_original_sin_2

Check out the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTWTFX8qzPI&t=1s, as well as the new kickstarter video: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/larianstudios/divinity-original-sin-2/posts/1988441

Divinity: Original Sin 2 gives players the freedom of a tabletop RPG, encouraging improvisation, and experimentation, and bending traditional video game rules. Players can go anywhere, talk to anyone, interact with everything, and overcome obstacles like in no other RPG.

Set one thousand years after the events of 2014’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed Divinity: Original Sin, Larian Studios has built upon all of the things that made the original a hit. This includes an expanded world, branching story, deeper turn-based combat, a classless character development system, 4-player co-op play, and epic amounts of fully voiced dialogue. The world of Rivellon is full of new lands to explore, both beautifully detailed and brutally dangerous.

New to Divinity: Original Sin 2 is Game Master Mode, an ambitious undertaking by Larian Studios that gives Game Masters the tools to create their own custom campaigns. A GM can create an entire campaign from the ground up, uploading their own world map and assets, editing battle and dungeon maps, scripting roleplaying scenarios with player response options, rolling virtual dice, and managing intense battles in real-time with up to four players. GMs can even upload and share their campaigns via Steam Workshop.

Brand new to the game, and an industry-first, Divinity: Original Sin 2 will feature a Discord integration. A player’s Discord profile will display detailed game status, progress, and game modes as they play. If co-op spots are available, players can post invites to play together in a Discord chat. Click “Join” on the invite in Discord to seamlessly launch the game and start playing together.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 features six unique origin characters with full-fledged backstories, personalities, and questline: Red Prince, a haughty but heroic lizard noble; Sebille, an elven assassin; Lohse, a possessed musician; Ifan ben-Mezd, a mercenary ex-soldier; Beast, a rebel-turned-pirate dwarf; and Fane, an undead member of the long-forgotten Eternal race.

Whether players choose an origin character or create one from scratch, Divinity: Original Sin 2’s classless character development system provides ample options, with over 200 base skills and spells (and that’s before Skill Crafting!). Players can create highly differentiated custom classes and character types to fit how they want to experience the game. Playing cooperatively with friends is also a key aspect of the Divinity: Original Sin series — Divinity: Original Sin 2 has doubled this, allowing for up to 4-player co-op. It also includes controller support and split-screen for two players on the same PC.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 was a successful Kickstarter campaign in August 2016, raising over $2 million from more than 40,000 backers. The first act of the game has been available via Steam Early Access and frequently updated since September 2016.