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LucidSound Announces PAX East Presence

San Diego, CA, March 7 2017, – LucidSound®, innovators of premium gaming audio hardware, announced today a full roster of events planned for PAX East, a three-day gaming celebration taking place in Boston, MA from March 10 through March 12 2017.

One of the largest and most celebrated gaming events in North America, PAX East is a favourite destination for gamers worldwide, complete with the latest games from AAA publishers and indies alike, exhibit halls, concerts, panels, cosplay and so much more. Unmissable, unmistakable and usually unbelievable, PAX East is a totally unique event on the gaming calendar.

Located on the show floor in booth 12102, LucidSound will be bringing the noise to PAX East 2017, making games sound better and bringing their unique brand of gaming audio to the masses! All three headsets in the LucidSound range will be available to test and buy, including the white-hot flagship of the range, the all-new LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset. Strictly for show customers only, the LucidSound team will be offering incredible show specials on the range (while stocks last), making the event the ideal destination to buy the latest technology for an unbeatable price.

Designed for portable power, the LucidSound LS20 Powered Universal Gaming Headset is the ideal headset for Nintendo® Switch. To celebrate the launch of the new home console, LucidSound will be inviting show visitors to take part in daily Switch tournaments, offering a chance to win a brand new LucidSound headset each and every day! With exclusive game T-Shirts and copies of Switch software to give away, the Switch tournament is destined to be a highlight of the LucidSound stand.

Even more headsets are available to win via the daily 4pm raffle (must be on site to win!) and as a prize for the ‘Look-for-Lucid’ game taking place live on the show floor! Every day, LucidSound will be giving away free temporary tattoos. If you’re wearing a tattoo and caught by the Lucid team on Instagram wearing a tattoo, you might just be awarded a headset for being awesome!

Those interested in entering the raffle, obtaining a free tattoo or entering the daily Switch tournament are encouraged to subscribe to the LucidSound social channels and visit the LucidSound stand as soon as doors open to participate.

For more information, visit lucidsound.com and follow LucidSound on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

SteelSeries Details PAX East 2017 Presence

CHICAGO – March 6, 2017SteelSeries, a leader and innovator in gaming peripherals and fastest growing major PC gaming headset brand in the US*, announces its upcoming activation at PAX East.At the SteelSeries booth, attendees will have the opportunity to try SteelSeries’ products, meet various streamers, and enter The Culling tournament for a chance to win exclusive merchandise.

Arctis and Rival Demos
At Booth 11010, gamers and visitors can demo a variety of the best products SteelSeries has to offer. For the first time at PAX, attendees can experience the revolutionary comfort and performance of the Arctis headsets. Visitors will also get to test out the unmatched durability and precision of the Rival mouse line.

Additionally, attendees who purchase an Arctis 3 or Arctis 5 at the show will receive a free headband of their choice and those who purchase a Rival 700 will receive an exclusive back plate for the mouse.

Play to Win
SteelSeries has partnered with developer Xavient to offer PAX attendees hands-on time with the adrenaline-filled battle royale game, The Culling. Attendees can enter daily free-play and quick-draw tournaments for a chance to win exclusive merchandise from SteelSeries and partners, Filthy Casual and Design by Humans.

Streamer Meet n’ Greets and PAX Generated Content Campaign
The SteelSeries booth will be home base for members of the SteelSeries stream team, such as Deejay Knight, LittleSiha and more. Throughout the show, streamers will be hosting community meetups, streaming The Culling with their friends and fans.  Attendees at the booth are encouraged to share their personal gaming journey and will be immortalized on the “I Play Because” story wall and seen on the booths massive LED display, one of the largest displays at the show. More news about SteelSeries booth activities during PAX will be coming over the next week; be sure to follow @SteelSeries and @TheCullingGame on Twitter to find out more.

Square Enix Posts PAX East 2017 Lineup

LOS ANGELES (Mar. 6, 2017) – Hands-on demos, previews and panels are just a few of the exciting activities offered from SQUARE ENIX® during this year’s PAX East, taking place from March 10-12. Fans who visit the SQUARE ENIX booth #11017 will be able to get the first-ever hands-on with FINAL FANTASY® XV’s Episode Gladiolus DLC. Other demo opportunities include: FINAL FANTASY XIV,FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™, DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II, I AM SETSUNA on Nintendo Switch™, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, NieR: Automata™, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® – A Criminal Past and Ride 2.

Players can also stop by the booth to take on the Warring Triad challenge for a chance to win a FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood™ T-shirt. Attendees can also take part in a social media contest to win special prizes for DRAGON QUEST HEROES II, NieR: Automata and FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS® by taking photos and sharing the posts on social media.

Posters will also be given out for the following titles:

  • DRAGON QUEST HEROES II
  • FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
  • FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
  • FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary commemorative artwork by legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano
  • FLAME x BLAZE™
  • GUARDIAN CODEX™
  • KINGDOM HEARTS (double-sided poster featuring KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIXand KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue)
  • MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY®
  • NieR: Automata

The Square Enix Members team will be on site to host our text message sweepstakes for exclusive Members Reward items. Sweepstakes are held every day so be sure to stop by daily for your chance to win. Attendees signing up will also walk away with free giveaways throughout the entire show.

Finally, Square Enix will host a number of panels at the show giving fans an opportunity to get the latest development updates and converse with the creative minds behind the games.

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Panel
Friday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
Join FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Director Takashi Katano and Producer Hiroaki Kato, attending from SQUARE ENIX’s Tokyo studios, as they discuss all-new details of the upcoming title before its release on July 11, 2017.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Community Q&A Panel
Saturday, March 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
An opportunity for dedicated FINAL FANTASY XIV Online players to ask and learn about the latest topics impacting the community with Producer/Director Naoki Yoshida.

NieR: AUTOMATA x FINAL FANTASY XV Panel
Sunday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Albatross Room, Boston Convention Center
In this joint panel, fans can join Director YOKO TARO of NieR: Automata for a discussion on the launch of the Square Enix and PlatinumGames Inc.’s action-RPG. For the second half of the panel, fans can join Producer Haruyoshi Sawatari and Global Brand Manager Raio Mitsuno for a first look at Episode Gladiolus, the game’s first character-driven episode of DLC.

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix include:

DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – A Criminal Past
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
ESRB: M
Available: Now
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past will provide players with more insight into the lore of the Deus Ex Universe®. They will get to Experience Adam Jensen’s first mission for TF29, set before the events of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, where he poses as a convicted criminal. In Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – A Criminal Past, Jensen is transferred deep into a hostile, high-security prison for augmented felons. His mission: track down and retrieve sensitive information from a fellow undercover agent who has gone dark. Success will help the fight against terror around the world, but Jensen will need to confront a darker side to his role before the day is done.

DRAGON QUEST HEROES II
Platform: PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM®
Developer: Omega Force from Koei Tecmo Games
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: April 25, 2017
DRAGON QUEST HEROES II is a fast-paced, field-roaming action RPG that sends players on a new adventure to restore order in a once peaceful world filled with hordes of monsters and battles of epic proportions. With the addition of multiplayer mode, up to four players can partner up online to conquer swarms of enemies and defeat gigantic monsters. Join two brand-new heroes, Lazarel and Teresa, each with their own unique moves and abilities, as they team up with a host of familiar faces from the DRAGON QUEST® series to defeat an unknown threat looming over the Seven Realms.

FLAME x BLAZE
Platform: iOS, Android
Developer: Square Enix
Available: 2017
FLAME x BLAZE is an original and competitive MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game) for mobile devices that allows players to engage in fast-paced and exciting single or multiplayer matches on the go. Players take on the role of an “Agent” and can team up with up to two friends in 3-on-3 battles while commanding monsters, leveling up and working with allies to destroy the enemy’s Reactor. The title is produced by Hironori Okayama (KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ) and directed by Yuji Abe (FINAL FANTASY XIII series), with character designs by Gen Kobayashi (THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU®).

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
Platform: iOS, Android
Developer: gumi Inc.
Available: Now
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS is a new turn-based FINAL FANTASY adventure made for mobile devices and aimed at a worldwide audience. The game uses classic battle systems with a simplified mobile interface and a throwback pixel art style fused with rich 3D graphics. Adventurers will begin their quest for a highly-coveted crystal, shortly meeting two knights from Grandshelt, and a young girl. Well-known FINAL FANTASY characters also appear in the game, which has over 20 million downloads globally. Fans will be able to receive a poster on the show floor, and those who download the game or share posts on social media will receive an exclusive T-shirt.

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: July 11, 2017
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE improves upon the classic FINAL FANTASY XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The game introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. For the first time, fans outside of Japan will be able to experience the Zodiac Job System, first introduced in the Japan-only FINAL FANTASY XII: International Zodiac Job System. With stark visual and sound improvements, players both returning and new to the game will experience a grand adventure through the world of Ivalice in an entirely new and improved way.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Windows PC, MAC
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: Now
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward expands the critically acclaimed MMO FINAL FANTASY XIV with a storyline surrounding the city of Ishgard and the Dragonsong War, featuring a new playable race, new jobs and more. Additionally, with the Heavensward patch series heading towards its conclusion, players are preparing for the upcoming Stormblood expansion pack set for release on June 20, 2017. Fans who visit the booth and challenge the Warring Triad roulette can win an exclusive FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood T-shirt.

FINAL FANTASY XV: Episode Gladiolus
Platform: Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: March 28, 2017
FINAL FANTASY XV: Episode Gladiolus is the first character-driven episode of DLC for FINAL FANTASY XV, the latest installment in the landmark FINAL FANTASY franchise. Players will experience brand-new gameplay, content, environments, enemies and more as they follow Noctis’s comrade, Gladiolus, on a journey away from his brothers in arms. Gilgamesh, one of the franchise’s fan-favorite characters, will also be making an appearance in the episode.

I AM SETSUNA
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory™
ESRB: E10+
Available: March 3, 2017
I AM SETSUNA, originally launched for PlayStation®4 and STEAM®, is coming to the Nintendo Switch, allowing players to experience the game on-the-go in handheld mode for the first time. The first in a completely new RPG series developed by Square Enix studio Tokyo RPG Factory, I AM SETSUNAfeatures a battle system inspired by the classic hit CHRONO TRIGGER®, authentic JRPG gameplay, beautiful art design and an unforgettable story. This evocative title tells the sorrowful story of a young woman of incredible inner strength, and the sacrifice she must undertake to save the people of her land.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+
Available: March 28, 2017
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX is an HD remastered collection of six expansive and belovedKINGDOM HEARTS adventures all on one disc. The compilation features four games and two remastered cinematics, including KINGDOM HEARTS Final Mix, KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories, KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 Days, KINGDOM HEARTS II Final Mix, KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep Final Mix and KINGDOM HEARTS Re:coded. Fans will be able to remember and relive theKINGDOM HEARTS journey from KINGDOM HEARTS Dark Seeker Saga leading up to the upcoming release of KINGDOM HEARTS III.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+
Available: Now
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation that brings the popular KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance to the PlayStation®4 system platform, remastered in high definition. This newly improved title features brand new content with KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage –, a playable episode that is played from the perspective of Aqua taking place after the storyline of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep and links to the upcoming KINGDOM HEARTS III. The title also includes KINGDOM HEARTS χ [chi] Back Cover, a new HD movie that tells the mysterious story of the Foretellers and connects to the earliest parts of the series’ history.

KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ
Platform: Android, iOS
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+
Available: Now
In KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ, players are armed with Keyblades and traverse iconic Disney worlds to battle armies of Heartless. Along the way, players can collect, fuse and evolve hundreds of Medals that contain the power of Disney and Square Enix heroes and villains to customize the attack style of their Keyblades, partner with other players in guilds to take down Heartless bosses and more.

NieR®: Automata
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, STEAM®
Developer: PlatinumGames Inc.
ESRB: M
Available: March 7 for PlayStation®4 system, March 17 for STEAM®
NieR: AUTOMATA is a third-person action role-playing game (RPG) and follow-up to the 2010 cult hitNieR®. Offering a fresh blend of action and RPG gameplay styles set in a time when humans have been driven into a war between androids and machines, NieR: AUTOMATA is currently being developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc. The game’s all-star development team consists of producer Yosuke Saito (DRAGON QUEST X/NIER), director YOKO TARO (Drakengard®/NIER), character designer Akihiko Yoshida from CyDesignation, Inc. (FINAL FANTASY XIV / BRAVELY DEFAULT®), game designer Takahisa Taura from PlatinumGames Inc. (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), and composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA, Inc. (TEKKEN/ Drakengard / NIER).

RIDE 2
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, Windows PC
Developer: Milestone
ESRB: E
Available: Now
The second edition of Milestone’s innovative racing game is focused on the relationship between rider and motorcycle, bringing the connection between man and machine even closer with career mode and other new features. Players can race the motorcycle of their dreams, thanks to unprecedented customization options for both rider and bike – and create the ultimate ride down to the finest detail. RIDE 2 offers more than 220 motorcycles from the most respected manufacturers, and new bike categories with the introduction of the Two Strokes, Supermotards and Café Racers added on top of the current list of bike types available, including the Nakeds, Supersports and many more.

There is no Season Pass on PlayStation®4, as all of the content is included in the initial release.

THQ Nordic Announces PAX Boston Line-up

Vienna, Austria March 3rd 2017 — Seven playable titles at THQ Nordic booth #20037 in Boston, including new additions de Blob and Sine Mora EX

Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA, USA, Booth# 20037
When: March 10th – March 12th 2017
Who: THQ Nordic and Friends
What: ELEX, SpellForce 3, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, This is the Police (consoles), Lock’s Quest
Surprise 1: de Blob
Surprise 2: Sine Mora EX

ELEX – a handcrafted action role-playing experience set in a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy universe. Deep moral choices, a huge seamless game world, mutated creatures, and a big arsenal of melee and medium-to-long-distance weaponry top off this holistic RPG made in Germany.
www.elexgame.com
PC/PS4/Xbox One: Q3 2017

SpellForce 3 – labelled as the “fantasy Age of Empires” by some, or as a ray of hope for RTS-enthusiasts by others, THQ Nordic will showcase the latest build of this RTS/RPG hybrid on its stand. Experience war-torn times in the world of Eo – command your troops, level/gear/skill up your heroes, strengthen your forces, conquer pivotal zones to expand your territory, and experience the world-changing events that will lead up to the convocation ritual.
www.spellforce.com
PC (MR) exclusive: Q3 2017

Battle Chasers: Nightwar – an RPG inspired by the console greats, featuring deep dungeon diving, turn-based combat presented in a classic JRPG format, and a rich story driven by world exploration. Beware: developers on location! Do not feed them without our permission.
www.battlechasers.com
PC/Mac, PS4, Xbox One: 2017

This is the Police (now for consoles!) – dive into a deep story of corruption, crime and intrigue. Take the role of gritty police chief Jack Boyd, and come face to face with the ugly underbelly of Freeburg, a city spiraling down the drain. Will Jack reach his retirement with a nice nest egg, or will he end up broke… or worse?
http://weappy-studio.com/titp/
PC/Mac/Linux: Now
PS4/Xbox One: March 22nd, 2017

Lock’s Quest – Lock is the Kingdom’s last hope to survive an oncoming invasion. As a newly trained Archineer, Lock must utilize his skills to build customized towers, traps, walls, weapons, and other defenses in order preserve the precious source artifacts. Beware: Developers on location! Please respect their feeding times.
https://www.thqnordic.com/games/locks-quest
PC/PS4/Xbox One: April 25th, 2017

“Surprise, surprise, mother******!”

In addition to the above, two upcoming beautified game titles will grace our booth presence in Boston:

de Blob – flip, bounce and smash your way past the all-powerful I.N.K.T. Corporation to launch a revolution and save Chroma City from a future without color. Enjoy the 4-player split screen multiplayer in eight different modes on different stations.
PC: April 27th, 2017

Sine Mora EX – the extended version of the horizontal shoot’em up Sine Mora, providing a unique challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. It is a gorgeous shoot’em up that offers a Story Mode which weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge genre fans. We will even bring our own PAX highscore-challenge mode to the show. Be prepared, as it is not for the faint of heart.
PC/PS4/Xbox One: Summer 2017

We look forward to seeing you at PAX in Boston!

About THQ Nordic
Founded in 2008, THQ Nordic is a global video game publisher and developer. Based in Vienna, Austria and Karlstad, Sweden with subsidiaries in Germany and the USA,THQ Nordic brands include Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction and Titan Quest. THQ Nordic is meant to represent a core approach of doing much more than “owning” a highly competitive portfolio of IPs. It revolves around cherishing them, and aligning them with the very best development resources to expand upon them with the level of experience that communities and established fan bases expect and deserve.

The company’s internal development studios are Grimlore Games based in Munich, Germany and Rainbow Studios based in Phoenix, Arizona.

THQ Nordic Website

PAX Australia 2017 Dates Revealed

MELBOURNE – Feb. 16, 2017 – PAX Australia will take place 27-29 Oct. 2017, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre-tickets are scheduled to go on sale 14 March, 2017.

“Australia’s gaming community has given PAX such an incredible home here,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of PAX and Penny Arcade.  “This year will see the fifth PAX Aus erupt in Melbourne, and there’s every indication it will be the best one yet.”

Early bird tickets will save you $5 AUD on the full ticket price, Friday Only, Saturday Only, and Sunday Only tickets will cost $65 AUD, Three Day Passes will cost $165 and includes recorded national delivery. International Three Day passes will cost $165 AUD. Attendees wishing to bring their own computer, can also purchase a BYOC pass for an additional $45 AUD.

Game developers wishing to exhibit at PAX Australia 2017 can contact the PAX Aus team. Working journalists and YouTube and Twitch content creators interested in attending PAX Australia to create coverage of the event may begin to register for a press pass in July 2017.

The PAX series of shows (West, East, South and Australia), produced by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade, comprise some of the world’s largest gaming festivals, with each event entertaining tens of thousands of gaming fans. PAX events connect leading tabletop and video game developers directly to passionate gaming audiences, providing a space where gaming culture is celebrated through panels, demos, concerts, tournaments and free-play sessions.

For further information, follow PAX Australia via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.

PAX

PAX or Penny Arcade Expo is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. First held in Seattle in 2004, PAX has nearly doubled in size each successive year, with PAX Prime 2014 selling out of tickets in a matter of minutes. Connecting the world’s leading game publishers with their most avid and influential fans, PAX expanded with a second show in Boston in 2010 and a third in San Antonio in 2015, making it the three largest gaming shows in North America. The first international PAX was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2013.

PENNY ARCADE

Penny Arcade is a web comic focused on video games and video game culture, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik. With over 3.5 million readers, it is the most popular and longest running gaming web comic online. Penny Arcade is also responsible for the Child’s Play Charity, the Penny Arcade gaming expos (PAX) in Seattle, Boston, San Antonio and Melbourne, multiple videogames based on the brand, and multiple online video series.

REEDPOP

ReedPOP is the largest producer of pop culture events in the world, a full-service boutique team that has the backing and muscle of a major international events organization. ReedPOP runs events such as New York Comic Con, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Star Wars Celebration, Oz Comic-Con, Paris Comic Con, PAX West, PAX East, PAX South, Comic Con India, and more.

Ubisoft Announces PAX West 2016 Lineup

SAN FRANCISCO — August 24, 2016 Today, Ubisoft announced its PAX West 2016 lineup – inviting fans to see an exciting demo of South Park™: The Fractured But Whole™ and get hands on with playable content from For Honor™, Werewolves Within™ and Eagle Flight™ at the Ubisoft booth (#605) in Seattle from September 2-5. Additionally, fans can attend panels for South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Tom Clancy’s The Division™, while attendees looking to get “heads-on” with the newly announced Star Trek™: Bridge Crew™ virtual reality game, can demo it at the Intel (#613) and NVIDIA (#803) booths.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Learn the hilarious ways the teams at Ubisoft San Francisco and at South Park Digital Studios collaborated to create South Park: The Fractured But Whole, in a panel titled “From Fart to Feature.” The panel will be moderated by Tim Gettys from “Kinda Funny” and will take place on Friday, September 2from 3-4 pm in the Wyvern Theater at The Westin Seattle Hotel (1900 5th Ave). Members from the Ubisoft development team will share their insights into the process of turning South Park jokes into an authentic, satisfying and hilarious RPG gameplay experience. There will also be special Pinny Arcade official pin giveaways at the panel and at the South Park photo experience on the booth.

Attendees can also try the unique odor virtual reality experience with the Nosulus Rift that is exclusively compatible with the demo of South Park: The Fractured But Whole video game at the Ubisoft booth. Cosplayers can participate in the “Coon and Friends Cosplay Contest” – learn more about the cosplay contest by visiting www.southparkgame.com.

Tom Clancy’s The Division
In Tom Clancy’s The Division, millions of players have banded together and stormed the streets of New York to help restore order to a city that is on the brink of collapse. Fans can get an in-depth look at how the game’s universe was imagined with the “Behind the Scenes – Building a Dystopian New York City” panel on Sunday, September 4 from 3-4 pm in the Hydra Theatre at the Grand Hyatt (721 Pine St). Attendees can sit down with Ubisoft developers for a deep dive into the inspiration and creative process behind this breakout franchise. There will also be special giveaways at the panel for attendees.

For Honor
For Honor will also host a 3-hour segment on PAX’s Twitch stream from 10am-1pm on Saturday, September 3. The stream will showcase a 4v4 Dominion mode competition and a narrative segment with Creative Director Jason Vandenberghe, Voice Director Khris Brown and additional special guests that will dive deeper into how the team brought the heroes of For Honor to life. Finally, attendees will get an early sneak peek of closed alpha content before it goes live on September 15. PAX West attendees can see the narrative segment live at the PAX Arena and online viewers can tune-in from 10am-1pm athttps://www.twitch.tv/pax.

Eagle Flight
Get ready to soar – Eagle Flight will be at the Ubisoft booth for players to experience the freedom of flying via virtual reality. The game lets players become an eagle and fly over Paris and its iconic landmarks 50 years after humans have left, allowing nature and wildlife to take back the city and create a rich playground that offers an incredible experience of free flight and adventure.

Werewolves Within
Werewolves Within, the online VR game of social deduction and competitive spirit, will be on the show floor for all to experience. Werewolves Within is one of the first multiplayer social VR experience, players are transported to the medieval village of Gallowston where they must uncover the werewolves that have been terrorizing the townsfolk. Townsfolk or werewolf, players can practice their interrogation or deception skills at the Ubisoft booth.

Star Trek™: Bridge Crew™
Explore the final frontier as a member of the Federation in the VR game, Star Trek™: Bridge Crew™.Players are placed directly on the bridge of the Starfleet ship U.S.S. Aegis, in the Captain, Helm, Tactical or Engineer positions. Each role is crucial to the success of the various missions players face and only by working together can the crew complete their objectives. Star Trek™: Bridge Crew™ will be playable at the Intel booth (#613) and NVIDIA booth (#803).

PAX West attendees can take advantage of pre-order incentives at the Amazon Pre-Order Store at the Ubisoft booth. The first 1,000 fans who pre-order For Honor and Watch_Dogs® 2 respectively, will receive redeemable CrowdTwist cards, and South Park: Fractured But Whole pre-orders will receive a special Coon patch to stick on their favorite superhero gear.

Visit the UbiBlog at http://www.ubiblog.com for exclusive news and features from PAX West.

SEGA Reveals PAX West 2016 Lineup

Publisher SEGA is pleased to announce their official presence and stellar lineup of games that they will be bringing to PAX West 2016, held from September 2nd through the 5th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. SEGA returns to PAX West unified under the official SEGA banner and are bringing a great lineup of games, all of which will be available for the public to come check out at the SEGA booth, #1115. Media can book demo appointments, interviews and live streams by reaching out to the appropriate contacts listed for each title below.

Ranging from hard core sci-fi strategy games to elegant sports management sims to the latest games featuring company mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, SEGA’s PAX West lineup offers a look at the wide range of exciting gameplay experiences that SEGA is bringing to their fans. The titles that will be on display at PAX West this year include:

Endless Space 2

Endless Space 2 is a turn-based, 4X space-strategy game that launches players into the space colonization age of different civilizations within the Endless universe, following the award-winning original Endless Space.Endless Space 2 will feature eight playable major factions, each with their own asymmetrical gameplay, storyline, spaceships, heroes and technologies.

Developer: Amplitude Studios / Publisher: SEGA of Europe

Platform: PC / Release Date: 2016

 

Motorsport Manager

Become the manager of a high-performance motorsport team. Motorsport Manager is a highly detailed, best-in-class management game for fans of motorsport. You’ll hire the drivers, build the cars and embed yourself in the dynamic world of motorsports.

Developer: Relic Entertainment / Publisher: SEGA of Europe 

Platform: PC / Release Date: 2017

 

Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice

Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice is a Nintendo 3DS exclusive title, featuring the cast of characters of the hit animated series Sonic Boom. It infuses characters with Fire and Ice elements, enabling new special moves that enhance gameplay and help players defeat Dr. Eggman and the all-new adversary, D-Fekt. Controls make it easy to switch between characters as players make their way through the colorful world. Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice is both a single player experience and a two-player competitive mode. It will release onSeptember 27th in the North America and September 30th in Europe.

Developer: Sanazru / Publisher: SEGA of America

Platform: Nintendo 3DS / Release Date: September 2016

 

Sonic Mania

Sonic Mania is a completely new title and plays homage to the iconic Zones and Acts from previous classic Sonic titles by adding in new elements and Easter Eggs that will surprise and delight players. Additionally, it adds in never-before seen Zones like the recently debuted Studiopolis level along with three playable characters and new enemies into the mix. Sonic Mania is being developed by PagodaWest and Headcannon along with Christian Whitehead. Head of Sonic Team, Takeshi Iizuka and SEGA of America are offering development support. Sonic Mania will be a digital download and will be available for PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and PC in Spring 2017.

Developer: PagodaWest and Headcannon / Publisher: SEGA of America

Platforms: PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and PC / Release Date: Spring 2017

 

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

In Dawn of War III you will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron. With war raging and the planet under siege by the armies of greedy Ork warlord Gorgutz, ambitious Eldar seer Macha, and mighty Space Marine commander Gabriel Angelos, supremacy must ultimately be suspended for survival.

Developer: Relic Entertainment / Publisher: SEGA of Europe

Platform: PC / Release Date: 2017

 

If you will be attending PAX West, we encourage you to stop by and see SEGA’s impressive lineup of titles. And if you are media or a content creator looking to book one-on-one time with the developers for a closer look at these games, please contact the relevant booking contact for each title.

Square Enix Announces PAX West Lineup

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 23, 2016) – Hands-on demos, previews and panels are just a few of the exciting activities offered from SQUARE ENIX® during this year’s PAX West, taking place fromSeptember 2-5. The hands on experiences featured at the booth will include: FINAL FANTASY® XV,DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™, FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY™ , HITMAN®, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®, Rise of the Tomb Raider®: 20 Year Celebration and Valentino Rossi: The Game.

FINAL FANTASY XV will have a dedicated booth at #2309 where fans can get their hands on with the game, experience the Warp Strike, take part in the mini-games featured in-game, and get FINAL FANTASY XV-themed T-shirts.

The Square Enix Members team will also be on the show floor running sweepstakes throughout the entire show for exclusive Square Enix Members Rewards.

Square Enix will host a number of panels at the show giving fans an opportunity to get the latest development updates and converse with the creative minds behind the games.

DEVELOPING RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR CELEBRATION
Friday 1:30-2:30 Wyvern Theater
Join members of the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration development team as they chat about the latest title and the features that celebrate 20 years of Lara Croft®. Culminating with Lara’s landmark achievement of 20 years of an icon in gaming and pop-culture, Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration releases later this year with nostalgic throwbacks like Croft Manor, classic outfits, and complex puzzles only those worthy of the Croft name can solve. Watch a sneak peak of the all-new PlayStation VR capabilities to explore Croft Manor, and have a look at Co-Op Endurance, a new mode where players can team up to survive the wilderness and gather relics and artifacts.

Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Noah Hughes, Franchise Creative Director; Chad Armstrong, Senior Designer; Alisha Thayer, Designer; Meagan Marie, Senior Community Manager

THE DEUS EX GO PUZZLE RUMBLE
Friday 3:30 – 4:30 – Hippogryph Theater
Hosted by Greg Miller and the Kinda Funny Crew, the Deus Ex GO: Puzzle Rumble won’t be your typical PAX Panel. Your favorite gaming personalities and members of the Deus Ex community will be tested in a challenge of speed and smarts with the most difficult puzzles the Square Enix Montreal team could come up with. Come scream and cheer as they attempt the toughest challenge of their lives under very special conditions.

In addition to the panel, join the team for their Deus Ex GO launch event and a Kinda Funny meet & greet. Come eat some poutine, meet the devs and win cool prizes.

DEUS EX GO & KINDA FUNNY PARTY
Friday September 2nd
8pm until 2am
Hard Rock Café Seattle – 2nd Floor
116 Pike St. Seattle, WA

FINAL FANTASY XV
Saturday, September 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Wyvern Theater at Westin Seattle
Join Director Hajime Tabata as he dives into the gameplay and battle mechanics of how this generation’s action RPG, FINAL FANTASY XV will come to life.

EIDOS-MONTRÉAL PRESENTS: DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED
Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 – Hydra Theater
Join Elias Toufexis (Actor, Adam Jensen) and other special guests for a unique discussion around Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, recently released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Get your first look at the upcoming narrative DLC, which will see the return of… Find out in the panel!

WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY™
Saturday, September 3, 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Hydra Theater
Join game director Hiroki Chiba and other guests as they delve into the whimsical and magical WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY.

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix include:

DEUS EX GO®
Platform: iOS and Android
Developer: Square Enix Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
Age Rating:  Pending
Available: Now
Deus Ex GO is a turn-based infiltration puzzle game set in a stylized interpretation of the Deus Ex Universe®. As double agent Adam Jensen, you’ll use hacking, combat, and augmentations to solve the most challenging puzzles of the entire GO series. Work alongside your allies in TF29 and the Juggernaut Collective as you infiltrate locations to unravel the conspiracy behind a terrorist plot.

DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: Now
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, builds on the franchise’s trademark choice and consequence, action RPG based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with whom to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS
Platform: PlayStation®4 system (physical and digital), PlayStation® Vita handheld entertainment system (digital only)
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
Available: October 11
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS is a block-building RPG where players must recapture the continent of Alefgard from the Dragonlord. After the world is destroyed by the evil Dragonlord, players must rebuild by exploring the land, gathering materials and piecing back together the kingdom.

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS®
Platform: iOS, Android
Developer: Square Enix / gumi Inc.
Available: Now Available
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS is a brand new turn-based FINAL FANTASY adventure made for mobile devices and aimed at a worldwide audience. The game uses classic battle systems with a simplified mobile interface and a throwback pixel art style fused with rich 3D graphics. Adventures will begin their quest for a highly-coveted crystal, shortly meeting two knights from Grandshelt, and a young girl. Well-known FINAL FANTASY characters also appear in this game. The free-to-play mobile title has been downloaded over five million times worldwide (outside of Japan’s 6.5 million players) in the first month following its launch.

FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE
Platform PlayStation®4 system
Developer Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available 2017
FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE improves upon the 2006 classic FINAL FANTASY XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The HD remaster introduces a reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. With updated trophies and share functionalities, as well as stark visual and sound improvements, players both returning and new to the game will experience a grand adventure through the world of Ivalice in an entirely new and improved way.

FINAL FANTASY XV
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T (Teen)
Available: November 29, 2016
FINAL FANTASY XV is the highly anticipated action RPG serving as the 15th installment in the landmark series. The game tells the engaging tale of Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades, out on the road and fending for their lives after the armed forces of Niflheim launch a surprise assault upon the Kingdom of Lucis. Featuring an open-world environment, a captivating cast of characters, breathtaking visuals and real-time combat, FINAL FANTASY XV is the ultimate experience for series veterans and newcomers alike. The game’s universe is expanded with KINGSGLAIVE: FINAL FANTASY XV, the fully CG animated movie from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) featuring the voices of Aaron Paul, Lena Headey and Sean Bean, along with an anime series titled BROTHERHOOD FINAL FANTASY XV. Fans who complete the demo will receive an exclusive t-shirt.

HITMAN
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Io Interactive (a Square Enix studio)
ESRB: M
Available: Now, New episodes throughout 2016
HITMAN will see players perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world, from the highly fashionable Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this creative stealth action game. Gameplay focuses on taking out targets in huge and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to strike and who to kill – it is all up to you. And for the first time HITMAN will lead with a digital release inviting players into a world of assassination.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Platform: PlayStation®4 system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: December 2016
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation that brings the popular KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance to the PlayStation®4 system platform remastered in high definition. The newly improved title features brand new content with KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage –, a playable episode that is played from the perspective of Aqua taking place after the storyline of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep and links to the upcoming KINGDOM HEARTS III. The title also includes KINGDOM HEARTS χ [chi] Back Cover, a new HD movie that tells the mysterious story of the Foretellers and connects to the earliest parts of the series’ history.

RIDE 2
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Milestone
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: 2016
The second edition of Milestone’s innovative racing game is focused on the relationship between the rider and motorcycle, bringing the connection between man and machine even closer with career mode and other new features. Players can race the motorcycle of their dreams, thanks to unprecedented customization options for both rider and bike – and create the ultimate ride down to the finest detail. RIDE 2 offers more than 220 motorcycles from the most respected manufacturers, and new bike categories with the introduction of the Two Strokes, Supermotards and Café Racers added on top of the current list of bike types available, including the Nakeds, Supersports and many more.

RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 Year Celebration
Platform: PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Windows PC
Developer: Crystal Dynamics (a Square Enix Studio)
Available: October 11, 2016
Crystal Dynamics® and Square Enix continue to celebrate 20 years of Lara Croft, the gaming world’s iconic heroine, with Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. This new version will include the award-winning Rise of the Tomb Raider game; a completely new story chapter entitled “Blood Ties”, new co-op Endurance gameplay, PlayStation VR support for “Blood Ties”, all of the previously released DLC, more outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards. With the exception of VR support, all of the new content in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will also be available for Xbox One and PC players. Current Season Pass owners on Xbox One and PC will automatically receive the content for free, and moving forward the existing Season Pass will be updated to include the new content. There is no Season Pass on PlayStation 4, as all of the content is included in the initial release.

VALENTINO ROSSI: THE GAME
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Milestone
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: Now
VALENTINO ROSSI: THE GAME brings the exciting worlds of MotoGP™ and VR|46 together in the most immersive and feature-packed motorcycle racing experience ever. Participate in the official 2016 MotoGP™ championship and discover the world of Valentino Rossi, with unique modes and all-new challenges dedicated to the career of the 9-time World Champion.

WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, PlayStation®Vita system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: E10+
Available: October 25, 2016
WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY combines classic RPG gameplay mechanics with fresh and imaginative visuals in an adorable adventure. As a brand-new addition to the FINAL FANTASY franchise, this game can be enjoyed by both fans and newcomers to the series as it expands FINAL FANTASY lore to a new generation of gamers. Players will lead a pair of twins through varied FINAL FANTASY worlds to collect, raise and take into battle the adorably familiar monsters including the Cactuar, Tonberry, and Behemoth. WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY dual-sided posters will be given away at the booth.

SteelSeries PAX EAST 2016 Line-Up

CHICAGO – April 19, 2016 – SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, showcases a fresh lineup of gaming peripherals during PAX EAST 2016, including the Siberia 350 surround sound headset and the APEX M500 mechanical keyboard.

On display from April 22 to 24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, gamers of all levels can experience the ultimate in gaming peripherals; from mechanical keyboards designed for eSports to 3D surround sound headsets and the latest in mouse technology. Visitors will also have the opportunity to win professional gaming gear from SteelSeries just by visiting booth 2106.

Siberia 350

Acclaimed for its ultra-lightweight and comfortable design, the Siberia 350 headset lets you hear everything on the battlefield, from footsteps behind you to an explosion over the hill, and enjoy the beautiful sound design as intended for enhanced gameplay. The headset features DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound technology, a retractable microphone for easy storing, and the iconic SteelSeries suspension headband that self-adjusts for the perfect fit. The Siberia 350 also comes with integrated audio controls, SteelSeries Engine for customization, and RGB illumination for personalization.

APEX M500

The tournament-ready mechanical keyboard is outfitted with Cherry MX Red switches and SteelSeries Engine customization software. The APEX M500 features a traditional key layout for universality, Anti-Ghosting technology for optimum efficiency, and blue LED backlighting for supreme visibility.

Win, Play and Share

SteelSeries will also be hosting a variety of events and giveaways during the show, including daily CS:GO and Crossout tournaments for the opportunity to win SteelSeries gaming gear. Attendees are encouraged to stop by booth 2106 to scan an individual code inside their PAX welcome bag or share a picture of the SteelSeries booth on Instagram or Twitter to win a Siberia 350 headset each day.

For more information about the APEX M500, Siberia 350, or SteelSeries entire selection of gaming accessories, visit www.SteelSeries.com. To schedule a VIP tour of SteelSeries booth during PAX East, contact your PR representative.

Torn Banner Studios to Unveil Mirage: Arcane Warfare Demo at PAX East

April 12, 2016 – Torn Banner Studios, the Toronto-based developers of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare announced today that their upcoming PC title, Mirage: Arcane Warfare, will be playable for the first time at PAX East which runs from April 22 – 24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (booth #10200).

Available for attendees to play will be a thrilling 6 vs 6 multiplayer combat experience across three stages in the Team Objective mode. Players will be able to choose from various classes which vary from backstabbing assassins to ranged magic casters, and will experience the game’s unique objective-based competitive gameplay in a live LAN environment against other PAX attendees.

In Mirage: Arcane Warfare, the calm of a strange fantasy world is shattered by ruthless civil war. Warriors armed with steel and magic bring violence and death as they do battle across a fantastical Arabian and Persian-inspired setting of desert sands, market bazaars and grand palaces. Built using the powerful new capabilities of Unreal Engine 4, Mirage: Arcane Warfare presents a visually stunning backdrop to some viscerally brutal multiplayer combat.

Slated for release on PC through Steam later this year, Mirage: Arcane Warfare will feature a range of diverse player classes each with their own unique weapon and skill sets, exotic fantasy locales, multiple multiplayer game modes including objective-based challenges, brutal gore and a host of other innovative new features.

Torn Banner Studios has released a new image to give attendees a sneak peek at what they can expect at PAX East. Catch up on the latest videos for Mirage: Arcane Warfare at the Torn Banner Studios YouTube channel.

Torn Banner Studios released their second Community Dairy for Mirage: Arcane Warfare focused on the playable characters which will be at PAX.  Join Character & Weapon Artist Dylan Brady, Programmer and “Lore Guy” Kevin Jay along with Senior Brand Manager Alex Hayter here. The Community Dairy video will also post on the game’s news blog following all the latest updates and news for the game at http://www.miragearcanewarfare.com/news/.

For more information visit MirageArcaneWarfare.com. Like their game’s Facebook page and follow it on Twitter @MirageGame for future news and updates.