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Ubisoft Announces PAX West 2016 Lineup

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Square Enix Announces PAX East 2016 Line-up

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LOS ANGELES, CA (April 11, 2016) – Hands-on demos, previews and panels are just a few of the myriad of activities offered from SQUARE ENIX® during this year’s PAX East, taking place from April 22-24. The hands on offered at Booth #4044 will feature titles from the robust library of role-playing games ranging from: STAR OCEAN®: Integrity and Faithlessness™, HITMAN®, I AM SETSUNA,HITMAN® GO: VR Edition, Hitman Sniper™ – Death Valley Challenge Mode, KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ, FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Heavensward, FINAL FANTASY® XV , Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO and JUST CAUSE® 3: SKY FORTRESS.

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix include:

●      HITMANHITMAN is the sixth game in the blockbuster series and is the culmination of a journey started by Io-Interactive more than 17 years ago. It builds on the critically acclaimed and commercially successful foundation of games like Silent Assassin, Hitman Blood Money® and the recent Hitman: Absolution®.

●      STAR OCEAN: Integrity and Faithlessness – the sci-fi fantasy space saga set to launch on June 28.

●      I AM SETSUNA – the story of Setsuna and her sorrowful story portrayed through beautiful art design. This title is also the debut title from Tokyo RPG Factory, which aims to develop RPG’s by taking inspiration from the masterpieces of yesteryear with the latest technology.

●      KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ  (read as Unchained “Key”) – the first game in the series to come to iOS and Android devices that unlocks a new story connected to KINGDOM HEARTS III.

●      FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward – Face off against one of the new bosses in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward, “Sephirot,” in the Primal Battle Challenge and win an exclusive “I BEAT SEPHIROT” T-shirt. Attendees will also be able to get a free Dragoon hat at the booth. With over five million registered accounts globally, Heavensward expands the critically-acclaimed MMO FINAL FANTASY XIV with a an all-new storyline surrounding the city of Ishgard and the Dragonsong War, a brand new race, new jobs and more.

●      PLATINUM DEMO – FINAL FANTASY XV – a demo that offers a glimpse into the final game as it whisks players away to a fragmented dreamscape of Noctis as a child. This storyline is unique to the demo and will not be available in the final version of the main game. Players who complete the demo will unlock the ability to name the Carbuncle summon and have it appear in the full game at launch.

●      HITMAN GO: VR EditionHITMAN GO is a turn-based strategy game where you will strategically navigate fixed spaces on a grid to avoid enemies, infiltrate well-guarded locations and take out your target on beautifully rendered diorama-style set pieces. You really have to think about each move and all the Hitman tools of the trade you would expect are included; disguises distractions, sniper rifles and even 47’s iconic Silverballers. Developed by Square Enix Montreal, HITMAN GO is set to arrive soon on Gear VR and Oculus Rift. This new adaptation offers a completely new take on the award-winning title, allowing for immersive interaction, while leveraging the attention to detail and craftsmanship of Hitman GO’s gorgeous dioramas.

●      JUST CAUSE 3 : SKY FORTRESS – The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine. SKY FORTRESS contains a brand new set of missions that introduce a new threat – a huge and terrifying Sky Fortress and an army of deadly robotic drones.

●      S ébastien Loeb Rally EVO – Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO is a realistic off-road racing game that features more than 180 miles of accurately reproduced tracks, including the exclusive Pike Peak International Hill Climb, across eight different Rallies, five Rallycross circuits and 64 special stages. Players can drive over 58 cars from 16 different manufacturers, from the past until present, and customize and create the perfect match of aesthetics and racing performance.

●      MXGP 2MXGP 2 is the evolution of the previous Milestone Motocross title MXGP – The official motocross videogame. The game is based on 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship license. Built with motocross authenticity from licensed motorcycles, real riders and tracks, MXGP 2 brings the excitement of challenging other riders while embracing a fast, powerful motorcycle on mud-forged hills. Players take on circuits in a quest to grab hold of the world title at the Netherlands MXGP. The game includes both online and offline modes, vehicle and rider customization and indoor arena events.

●      HITMAN: SNIPER – DEATH VALLEY CHALLENGE MODEHITMAN: SNIPER is a competitive sniper game for iOS and Android with numerous missions full of creative opportunities to manipulate guards, the environment, and targets to complete the hit. Take on the role of Agent 47 and scope in on your marks using skill, subtlety, smarts and subterfuge to complete your contracts. Spend your hard earned blood money on a wealth of powerful rifles and authentic, game-changing upgrades. Engage your friends in leaderboard driven challenges and prove you have what it takes to be the deadliest marksman around. The Death Valley Challenge Mode will push players to master a completely new environment with a fast-paced, nerve-wracking, wave-based, zombie survival game mode that will challenge their mechanical skills and reactivity.

Square Enix will also host a number of panels at the show giving fans an opportunity to converse with the creatives behind the games.

Meet the Cast of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®
April 22 – Albatross Theater from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Greg Miller hosts Elias Toufexis, Victoria Sanchez and Chimwemwe Miller, the actors who respectively play Adam Jensen, Alex Vega and Elias Chikane in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. They will share insight into their characters’ personalities and relationships, as well as their experience working on a game with a rich story and setting such as DEUS EX®. You will also have the opportunity to ask them your questions about their work on the game and their careers as actors!

Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Elias Toufexis (Actor – Adam Jensen), Victoria Sanchez (Actress – Alejandra Vega), Chimwemwe Miller (Actor – Elias Chikane)

Lara Croft®: The Undisputed Queen of Gaming
April 22 – Albatross Theater from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

TOMB RAIDER® embodies the spirit of discovery, the thrill of the unknown, and the promise of adventure. At its heart is Lara Croft, a force within the gaming industry who has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment, and reaches millions of people around the world. In short, Lara Croft has been a cultural icon for 20 years. Join Crystal Dynamics® and special guests to explore Lara’s impact on gaming, and how she continues to break down barriers within the industry.

Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Alexa Ray Corriea (Gamespot), Meagan Marie (Crystal Dynamics), Nathan McCree (Core Design), Kam Yu (Crystal Dynamics), Jason Botta (Crystal Dynamics)

Following the panel, Crystal Dynamics will be hosting a cosplay gathering. The gathering will take place from 4:30 – 5:30 PM, and those who attend in costume will receive special #TombRaider20 swag and professional photos. All Lara iterations – classic or current – as well as other characters from the franchise history are welcome to attend. More information can be found here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1048258078577902/

Looking Heavensward
April 23 – Albatross Theater from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv

Join FINAL FANTASY XIV producer/director Naoki Yoshida and lore team representative Michael-Christopher Koji Fox as they answer questions live about the game’s first expansion pack – Heavensward. Perhaps some of your intriguing questions may lead to Yoshida letting something slip before the PR team has a chance to stop him! Panelists will include Naoki Yoshida, Michael-Christopher Koji Fox and Square Enix Assistant Director of Community, Matt Hilton.

HITMAN: You Know His Number
April 23 – Albatross Theater from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Io Interactive will take you on a grand tour through the now live world of assassination. What happens in between episodes? What is the idea behind ELUSIVE TARGETS and many other online components? How to craft an enticing story arc over several seasons? Rest assured fellow agents, all those questions will be answered. You can also expect many little surprises, like a live visit to Episode 2’s sunny coastal town Sapienza and other sneak peeks.

Panelists: Greg Miller (Moderator), Torben Ellert, Michael Voigt, Sven Liebold

Additionally, Greg Miller and Kinda Funny will have a community meetup sponsored by HITMAN from8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m., April 23 at Coppersmith (40 W. 3rd, Boston, MA).

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. The Square Enix group of companies operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 66 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 45 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://na.square-enix.com/.

Master of Orion Panel Announced for PAX East

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April 7, 2016 — Calling all 2016 PAX East attendees and Master of Orion “eXplorers” to save the date of April 23 at 3:00 pm for the Master of Orion: Bringing Back the Legend panel. This exclusive panel will combine the insights of the Master of Orion vision team and the stellar talents of the game’s voiceover cast to give a truly unique look at the process of bringing the beloved 4X game back to the gamers! Add to the panel a limited edition (1,500) exclusive Master of Orion “Pinny Arcade” pin available only to this panel’s attendees and you have a PAX East panel experience that must not be missed.

Moderated by the Nerdist’s video game editor Malik Forte, this holistic view of the game’s development will be led by Wargaming Director of Product Vision Chris Keeling and Master of Orion lore keeper Kelsey Howard. Joining the team will be cast members Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Dwight Schultz (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Nolan North (Uncharted 4) to share their approach for creating the personalities of Master of Orion’s most iconic aliens and robots.

Immediately after the panel, be sure to join the panel participants at the PAX East Autograph Area (Queue Room) for a signing of a PAX exclusive Master of Orion poster by the game’s cast and development team.

All of the Master of Orion: Bringing Back the Legend panel details are below:

Date: Saturday April 23

Time: 3:00 p.m. EST

Location: Albatross Theater- The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Watch from home on the PAX official twitch channel live 3:00pm EST

For more information on Master of Orion and the Collector’s Edition, visit:

PAX Australia Panels Announced

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13 October 2015 – The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is excited to reveal this year’s panel line up for PAX Australia 2015. With over 120 panels and an unprecedented number of international speakers confirmed for PAX Aus, this year promises to deliver attendees the most entertaining, diverse, and informative, range of talks, debates, and shows in PAX Aus’ three year history.

Some highlights include:

Friday, October 30
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – The Augmented Future
Join Dues Ex Mankind Divided writer Mary DeMarle and Global Brand Manager Rodney Lelu as they showcase the upcoming cyberpunk thriller, taking you through exclusive gameplay and story on the future of Adam Jensen.

Rooster Teeth
Formed in 2001 with the online smash hit Red Vs Blue, Rooster Teeth has since grown into a Texas-sized production company, responsible for none other than Achievement Hunter, RWBY, The Gauntlet, Immersion, Slo-Mo Guys, and plenty more. Join the Rooster Teeth staff as they go up on stage completely unprepared and wing it!

Unravel – A Larger than Life Journey
Join Coldwood Creative Director Martin Sahlin as he takes you on a journey through the upcoming adventures of Yarny – a small creature made of red yarn, who explores the world around him by using his own body.

Saturday, October 31
Just Cause 3 – Appetite for Destruction
Join key members of Avalanche Studios – the makers of Just Cause – as they discuss the series’ inspiration and distinctive style and showcase the upcoming Just Cause 3.

Sunday, November 1
Naughty Dog presents Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Join Arne Meyer from Naughty Dog for an exclusive look at the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End!
CD PROJEKT RED Presents: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Join members of CD PROJEKT RED to discuss the upcoming expansions for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and talk about the future of the series.

 

PAX Aus will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 30 October to 1 November, 2015, as part of Melbourne International Games Week, and is organised by ReedPOP in conjunction with Penny Arcade.

Friday, Sunday and 3-day international passes are still available and can be purchased online at www.paxaustralia.com.au/registration.

For further information visit paxaustralia.com.au or follow PAX Australia updates via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Razer Announces Wildcat Xbox One Controller

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SEATTLE, WA (Pax Prime 2015) – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of the Razer Wildcat for Xbox One, a pro-gamer-validated, tournament-grade, console controller with four multi-function buttons added to the conventional array, which allows gamers to re-bind any button on the controller for easy access.

25% lighter than other tournament grade controllers, the Razer Wildcat for Xbox One features an ergonomic shape to increase actuation speed and a quick control panel that allows users to create dedicated button layout profiles for different games on the fly.

“The Razer Wildcat for Xbox One is the third generation Razer Xbox controller and the result of years working with eSports athletes on many prototypes,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “The lightest tournament-grade controller in its class with additional remappable buttons gives gamers an incredible edge.”

Designed with the feedback of eSports athletes, the Razer Wildcat for Xbox One offers unrivalled durability with reinforced high carbon steel analog stick necks, removable aircraft-grade aluminum triggers, and optional palm grips and analog stick grip caps.

Product Features:

  • 2 shoulder Hyperesponse Multi-Function bumpers
  • 2 removable Hyperesponse Multi-Function triggers
  • 4 Hyperesponse ABXY action buttons
  • 4 button Quick Control Panel
  • Optional trigger stops for rapid fire
  • 3.5 mm audio port for stereo audio output and microphone input
  • Optional rubber palm grips
  • Optional analog stick grip caps
  • Carrying case
  • Detachable 3 m / 10 ft. lightweight braided fiber cable with Micro-USB connector
  • Approximate size : 106 mm / 4.17 in. (Length) x 156 mm / 6.14 in. (Width) x 66 mm / 2.60 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (without cable) : 260 gm / 0.57 lbs

Price:   U.S. $149.99 / EUR €179.99

Availability:

Razerzone.com – October 2015

Worldwide – October 2015

Razer Announces New Nabu with Awesome Zombie Commercial

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SEATTLE (PAX Prime 2015) – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of its Razer Nabu smartband. A two-and-half minute zombie survival guide commercial produced by Razer will inaugurate a marketing campaign that highlights the benefits of “living smarter” with Nabu.

Interested parties may check out the “Five Rules of Zombie Survival” spot here:

“When we originally announced the Razer Nabu at CES 2014, we received a ton of feedback on features that users enjoyed and aspects that needed improvement,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We re-designed the Razer Nabu with that feedback, including a change in the placement of the button for a more intuitive user experience. The zombie video we’ve made is a fun way for us to commemorate the re-launch of one of our most anticipated products with the fans who helped make it a reality.”

Razer will celebrate its next generation of wearable products at PAX Prime in Seattle this weekend by giving away 2,000 exclusive PAX Blue Nabu X smartbands to gamers at the expo.

Both Nabu and Nabu X will receive major updates through a new companion app that will be compatible with both devices. The new companion app comes with a vibrant UI for a clearer, more motivating picture of the user’s daily activity, as well as advanced auto-sleep tracking algorithms, amongst other new features. Current Nabu X users can download the beta version of the companion app at www.razerzone.com/nabu-x from today.

A unique band-to-band communication technology is built into the Razer Nabu. Users will be able to display fitness tracking and smartphone notifications directly on their wrist via a discreet OLED screen. To find out more about the Razer Nabu, please visit www.razerzone.com/nabu.

PRICE: $99.99

AVAILABILITY:

Pre-order – Opens Sept 15th
Shipping – October 2015

PRODUCT FEATURES:

Compatible with: iOS devices – iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and Android 4.3-and-up devices
Lithium-polymer battery with up to 6 days life
Splashproof

Display and sensors:

OLED 128×16 single color
3-axis accelerometer
Cylindrical vibration motor

Software:

Pairing via Bluetooth Low Energy
Nabu companion app downloadable on Google Play Store and Apple iTunes