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Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs Launch Trailer

March 12, 2018 – Assassin’s Creed Origins’ DLC 2, Curse of the Pharaohs, will be available worldwide tomorrowMarch 13. The launch trailer for Curse of the Pharaohs is available to view now through the link below.

In this new expansion players will take on an all-new storyline set four years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins. In the Curse of the Pharaohs players will continue Bayek’s journey as he travels to the ancient capital city of Thebes, to investigate a curse that is plaguing the region.

The Curse of the Pharaohs immerses players in Egyptian mythology, challenging them to battle famous pharaohs and mystical beasts as they investigate the temples of Karnak and Luxor, and the secret tombs of the Valley of the Kings to uncover the cause of the curse that has brought dead pharaohs back to life.

This new content will increase the level cap to 55 and introduce new crafting levels, resources and abilities. Players will also be able to acquire new outfits and gear, including rare and legendary weapons, all themed around classic Egyptian mythology.

Insurgency: Sandstorm New Alpha Screenshots

March 9, 2018 – Evolving the original Insurgency formula, the multi-million selling FPS comes enhanced and expanded. Insurgency: Sandstorm is built in Unreal Engine 4 with upgraded graphics, taking the series into a new era. Coming to PC and, for the first time, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; Insurgency: Sandstorm brings extended gameplay possibilities, improved immersion, as well as new co-op and versus objective-based game modes. All this while retaining the lethal tactical action that made Insurgency the worldwide phenomenon it is today. Six new screenshots are available direct from the ongoing Closed Alpha.

Experience kinetic, gritty, and immersive combat on a modern battlefield that strikes a balance between action and simulation gameplay. Both you and your enemies can die in as few as one or two shots; there is no health bar, kill feed, crosshair, or regenerating health. Teams must move with speed and fluidity as they weave through dense urban environments, capturing and destroying vital enemy objectives.

Each weapon has unique ballistic calculations that take into account bullet drop, travel time, and penetration power. Bullets are tracked realistically in each magazine container, and magazines do not automatically merge together. Choose to drop magazines for faster reloads in dangerous situations, carefully open doors to keep quiet, or bash them down with a shoulder charge. Returning players will experience new features like fire support mechanics, drivable light vehicles, character customization, weapon customization, and competitive matchmaking.

Farming Simulator 19 First Screenshot

March 9, 2018 – Farming Simulator 19 will be released late 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While GIANTS Software are currently working on assembling the game’s first visual pieces, we bring you today the very first in-game image, as a taste of everything Farming Simulator 19 will have in store when it releases!

The game benefits this year from a complete overhaul and a total revision of its graphics engine. In addition to delivering stunning visuals in a hyper-realistic setting, Farming Simulator 19 will also introduce many exciting new features to be unveiled in the coming months, including a huge announcement at E3 2018 that will delight fans. It’s the richest and most complete farming experience ever made for consoles and PCs, coming up at the end of the year!

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

Pizza Connection 3 Mafia Trailer

Wiesbaden, 09 March 2018 – In Pizza Connection 3 it’s not all just fun and games. Sometimes players will also have to hire some gangsters, to show their competitors who’s boss. To learn more about the gangsters in Pizza Connection 3 just watch the brand new feature video which has just been released! Capisce?

Assemble Entertainment will release Pizza Connection 3 on March 22 Europe-wide in retail and worldwide digital for PC, Mac and Linux (SteamOS) at a recommended retail price of €29.99. The business simulation is being developed by the Assemble-own developer Studio Gentlymad in Wiesbaden. Pizza Connection 3 can be pre-ordered on various digital portals, for example Steam, with a 15% discount.

Bethesda Game Studios Acquires Austin-Based BattleCry Studios

March 9, 2018 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Game Studios®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced that it has expanded development capacity for future titles by welcoming BattleCry Studios in Austin, Texas, as part of Bethesda Game Studios.

“As the vision, scale and ambitions for our games continue to grow, so does Bethesda Game Studios,” said Todd Howard, Game Director and Executive Producer at Bethesda Game Studios. “We’ve had the pleasure to know the talented developers at BattleCry, and knew we could do great things together.”

Bethesda Game Studios Austin is staffed by a core team of seasoned industry veterans with experience developing AAA games. The studio will be managed by industry veteran Doug Mellencamp as Studio Director.

“We’re excited to join Bethesda Game Studios and look forward to working together on some of the industry’s most exciting new games,” said Mellencamp. “Austin’s incredible game development scene and talent will also allow us to push our games further than fans have imagined.”

Bethesda Game Studios is currently hiring for its Maryland, Montreal, and Austin locations. For more information about available jobs, visit

South Park: The Fractured But Whole Hits Nintendo Switch in April

SAN FRANCISCO — March 8, 2018 — Today, Ubisoft® and South Park Digital Studios announced that South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™ will be available on Nintendo Switch on April 24. Created, written and directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is an outrageously offensive superhero adventure that players can now experience anywhere, anytime on the Nintendo Switch. South Park: The Fractured But Whole is rated M for Mature and is available for the suggested retail price of $59.99.

In addition to the base game, the first two pieces of add-on content, “Danger Deck” and “From Dusk Till Casa Bonita”, will be available for purchase either separately or as part of the season pass. The third piece of add-on content, “Bring the Crunch”, will also come to the Nintendo Switch when it releases this summer.

In The Fractured But Whole, crime is on the rise in South Park, and the streets have never been more dangerous. As the sun sets on the quiet Colorado town, terror, havoc, and chaos are unleashed as the seedy underbelly of the city comes alive. The town needs new heroes to come to the rescue. Eric Cartman seizes the opportunity to save the town and create the best superhero franchise ever, his own Coon and Friends, with himself, The Coon, as the leader.

In Danger Deck, players will be teleported to never-before-seen locations throughout South Park to fight enemy encounters custom-crafted by the Freedom Pals. These increasingly difficult encounters will test and push the limits of any superhero.

In From Dusk Till Casa Bonita, Mysterion’s sister is in trouble. She’s fallen in with the Vamp Kids of South Park, who have descended upon Cartman’s favorite restaurant, Casa Bonita. Players will need to fight darkness with darkness and embrace the new Netherborn class, which offers four new occult powers. Enter the battle alongside a new buddy, Henrietta the Goth.

For more information about South Park: The Fractured But Whole, please visit, and for the latest on all Ubisoft games, please visit

HTC Vive Announces Ready Player One VR Experiences

Austin, TX – March 8, 2018 – HTC VIVE™ and “Ready Player One” today announced eight pieces of virtual reality content inspired by Steven Spielberg’s new action adventure, “Ready Player One.” All eight pieces of content can be enjoyed on Vive, at home or at location-based VR arcades across the country and will be free to download on Viveport and Steam before the film’s March 29, 2018, release, with multiple experiences debuting at South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festival for press and attendees.

“’Ready Player One’ has inspired both the current and future state of the VR industry and Vive is in a unique position to deliver on the promise of VR today,” said Joel Breton, GM of Vive Studios. “We’ve brought together a group of our favorite developers to bring content inspired by ‘Ready Player One’ to life in a way that resonates with audiences long after they have left the theater.”

HTC Vive has partnered with many of the top developers in VR to build experiences that capture the essence of the “Ready Player One” universe. Multiple VR titles will release this month ahead of the film’s release. In addition, a portion of these titles will be made available to VR arcade operators leading up to the film’s release.

  • Battle for the OASIS

Help to save the OASIS by defeating waves of IOI Sixers. Advance through the trenches of Planet Doom towards the snowy planes that surround Anorak’s Castle. With an arsenal only possible in the OASIS, you must stop IOI from gaining control.

Developer: Steel Wool Studios

  • Rise of The Gunters

Fight against a nearly invincible army of highly trained IOI Sixers. Proceed with caution as you defeat Sixers, collect their coins, find power ups and survive a merciless onslaught of hyper-explosive kinetic action for as long as it takes. The OASIS is yours. Take it back. Battle the IOI by yourself or with up to two fellow Gunters!
Developer: Drifter Entertainment, Inc.

  • Gauntlet

Navigate through a seemingly endless dungeon while the undead seek to destroy you. Collecting Gold will improve your score and eating food will restore your health, but only your bow skills will ensure that you make it out alive.

Developer: Directive Games

  • Smash

Enhance your hand and eye coordination in this nod to OASIS creator James Halliday’s favorite `80s arcade games.

Developer: 2 Bears Studio

  • Fracture

Heighten your spatial awareness and reflexes in this throwback to` 80s brick smasher games reimagined in VR.

Developer: 2 Bears Studio

  • Aech’s Garage

Walk into the extraordinary world of Aech’s Garage in VR as interpreted from the original ILM design for Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.”  Inspired by the virtual universe of the OASIS in 2045, Aech’s Garage represents the culmination of VR as it exists in the year 2018. Developer:Sansar

  • The Distracted Globe Music Experience in TheWaveVR

Step inside the fantastical space inspired by The Distracted Globe zero-gravity dance club scene from “Ready Player One.” TheWaveVR experience will let anyone immerse themselves in the dance club scene with specially designed avatars,`80s visuals and music, plus the ability to fly to the music in zero gravity. Available at SXSW and in participating VR arcades across the country on March 9. Launching on TheWaveVR’s free app on Steam in the U.S. beginning Thursday, March 17 at 9:00 p.m. CT.

Developer: TheWaveVR

  • Ready Player One: Avatar Creator

People come to the OASIS for all the things they can do, but they stay for all the things they can be. With millions of permutations, the Avatar Creator lets you create your own highly detailed OASIS persona. Share your custom Avatar with friends and fellow Gunters. Developer: Morph3D.

To submit for the arcade program, please visit:

Jon Favreau to Write and Product New Live Action Star Wars Series

March 8, 2018 – Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”

Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”

Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney’s highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.

The untitled Star Wars live-action series does not yet have a release date.

The Sims Mobile Official Launch Trailer

REDWOOD CITY, California – March 7, 2018 – Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Maxis announced the worldwide launch of The Sims™ Mobile, an all-new experience that offers players countless ways to express their creativity with more detail than ever before on mobile. The Sims Mobile brings players the authentic experience fans expect from The Sims, where players can enjoy shaping their Sims’ lifestyles by creating unique personalities, developing a range of relationships and designing the world they play in from their mobile phone or tablet.

The Sims Mobile brings players oodles of opportunities for freedom of expression as they guide the stories of their Sims’ lives through career choice, hobbies, relationships, and more. Players can explore all new ways to interact with other players’ Sims at parties or around town and use Stickers to let them know if they’re Cute, Hot, or Fabulous! Relationships can be initiated as friendly or romantic with other Sims, while taking risky actions for higher rewards, such as going in for a kiss or experimenting with a new recipe. Players can also start families for their Sims, creating a path for future generations where they can pass down heirlooms that have powerful gameplay benefits.

“In The Sims Mobile, we’ve dramatically increased the fidelity and quality of Sims and the various environments they play in.” said Creative Director, Brandon Gill. “Creating unique, completely customized Sims, building a dream home, and exploring exciting careers have always been tentpoles of The Sims franchise. With The Sims Mobile, we’re able to bring players those time-loved features with new, highly detailed customization options in Create-A-Sim and Build Mode. Players will find that new guided narratives and immersive social features giveThe Sims Mobile a unique blend of delightful gameplay experiences and social platform-inspired connections.”

In The Sims Mobile, players can create one-of-a-kind Sims, build amazing homes, and play together with friends as they shape their Sims’ lifestyle. Jump in the game and start by customizing Sims to have distinct appearances with everything from their hair color and style to fashion and accessory choices. Players can pick Sims personality traits to reflect their own or to be completely different as they determine hobbies, careers, relationships and more. After building the perfect home personalized with furniture, decorations, appliances, or themed collections, invite friends’ Sims over to show off the amazing space, or check out other Sims’ homes by attending their parties.

The Sims Mobile is available to download on the App Store and Google Play. To find out more about The Sims Mobile and stay up-to-date on The Sims news, please visit or check out The Sims on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube.

State of Decay 2 Launch Date and Pre-Order Info

March 6, 2018 – When we first set out to create State of Decay 2, we knew we wanted a true sequel that took everything fans loved from the first State of Decay and created a more dangerous and unpredictable world that allows players to engage with one another in co-op multiplayer to survive. We’ve been diligently working to deliver on our vision, and today, we’re happy to announce that State of Decay 2 will launch on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC as an Xbox Play Anywhere and Xbox Game Pass title on May 22, 2018State of Decay 2’s Standard Edition will be available for $29.99 and fans can also purchase State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition for $49.99. State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition includes 4 days early access beginning May 18, along with two add-on packs: “Independence Pack” and “Daybreak Pack” (available at a later release date) on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. The Ultimate Edition will also include a download token for a bonus copy of the console version State of Decay: Year-One Survival EditionState of Decay 2 can be pre-ordered starting today at your favorite retailer’s site or at the Microsoft Store through the following links: Standard Edition and Ultimate Edition. Gamers who pre-order between now and May 21st will also receive some exclusive in game pre-order items.

“Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with the State of Decay community and to foster deeper experiences with the franchise. We believe State of Decay 2 accomplishes this goal by immersing fans in the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, and we want to give more players the opportunity to join in and experience this unique game,” said Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of Games Marketing at Microsoft. “Whether you play as an Xbox Game Pass member, purchase the Standard Edition for $29.99, or the Ultimate Edition for $49.99 to get early access and additional content, you get a great game and a larger community to play State of Decay 2 with.”

State of Decay 2 is the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, where it’s up to you to decide how to survive in an open, post-apocalyptic world. Building off the monumental success of the first game, State of Decay 2 is a true sequel that takes everything you loved about the first game and greatly expands on it. Featuring unique survivor characters with their own backstories and motivations, expanded options to manage your community and develop your base. In addition, State of Decay 2 features one of the most requested features from the community: cross-platform co-op, where you and up to three of your friends can survive together on Xbox One or Windows 10 PC.

Starting this week fans can check out exclusive first reveals of State of Decay 2 on IGN throughout the month of March here. Also fans should make sure to stay tuned to Xbox Wire and Major Nelson for all the latest State of Decay 2 news! May 22nd is coming – How will you Survive?