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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

Square Enix PAX Prime 2015 Game Line-up and Events

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LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2015) – Square Enix® today announced its lineup for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime 2015, coming to Seattle Aug. 28 – 31, 2015. This year’s lineup features stand-out titles, including the first US playable demo for Just Cause® 3 – Avalanche Studios’ vast open-world action adventure experience, the soon to be released Lara Croft® GO – the latest puzzle experience from Square Enix Montréal, and the continuing episodic experience, Life is Strange™. Fans will be able to get hands-on with some of the publisher’s biggest titles, including FINAL FANTASY® XIV: Heavensward™, FINAL FANTASY XV –EPISODE DUSCAE™- 2.0, FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS®and DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below™. All games in the lineup will be playable at Booth #3646.

SQUARE ENIX will also host a number panels, giving fans the opportunity to interact and converse with the talented teams behind each game.

Let’s GO! Going from Hitman® GO to Lara Croft GO

Cerberus Theatre from Noon to 1 p.m., August 28
Join moderator Greg Miller and key developers behind Hitman GO and Lara Croft GO as they take a deep dive in the process of crafting innovative mobile games from big AAA franchises. They will discuss the challenges of distilling the complex universes of well-known PC/console games and transforming them into unique experiences for completely different platforms. Panelists will include three members of the Square Enix Montreal team: Daniel Lutz, Game Director, Antoine Routon, Lead Engineer, and Thierry Doizon, studio Art Director.

Just Cause 3 A BEAUTIFUL PLAYGROUND OF CREATIVE DESTRUCTION

Sphinx Theatre from 3 to 4 p.m., August 28
Join Avalanche Studios’ Fred Hooper (Lead VFX artist) and Niklas Norin (Lead AI Designer) alongside Havok’s Cormac O’Brien as they reveal how their technology and expertise combines to create the incredible destruction and chaos that lies at the heart of Just Cause 3. Hosted by Greg Miller, you’ll learn exactly how they created the beautiful 400 square mile sandbox packed with possibility, compelling enemies and the largest, most realistic explosions and destruction ever seen in a videogame.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® – Bringing Adam Jensen to life

Sphinx Theatre from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., August 28
Greg Miller hosts Jean-Francois Dugas, Jonathan Jacques-Belletête and Elias Toufexis, respectively Executive Game Director, Executive Art Director and the actor for Adam Jensen on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. They will provide insight on what it takes to fully realize a character such as Adam Jensen, an augmented covert agent, on the new generation of consoles and PC. While Elias will share his thoughts on doing mocap and recording dialogues, our developers will dive into his story and design, as well as their goals for the experience of playing as Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. You will also get the opportunity to ask them questions about the game and their careers in the video game industry.

HITMAN – THE ART OF ASSASSINATION

Hydra Theatre from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., August 28
Twitch: www.twitch.tv/SquareEnixPresents
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/SquareEnixPresents
Join HITMAN Art Director Jonathan Rowe and Lead Writer Michael Vogt for an hour long journey into the design philosophy behind the visual and narrative universe of the world of assassination. Hosted by Game Informer’s Mike Futter, the pair will delve into the process behind the creation of the trademark living, breathing world of HITMAN and give numerous insights and examples into the design process for visual and narrative storytelling in a world where the main character says very little. How does art direction and story design impact the player experience in a complex game like HITMAN? The panel will end with a playthrough demo of the ‘Showstopper’ mission from the upcoming HITMAN game as well as a moderated Q&A.

FINAL FANTASY XIV®: Koji & Soken’s Wild Ride

Grand Hyatt Seattle Hydra Room 12:00 p.m. – 1:00p.m., Saturday, August 29
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/finalfantasyxiv
Join FINAL FANTASY XIV Sound Director Masayoshi Soken and Localization Lead Michael-Christopher Koji Fox as they discuss the music and lore of FINAL FANTASY XIV! What does Soken have up his sleeve? You won’t want to miss out.

FINAL FANTASY XV Active Time Report LIVE

Grand Hyatt Seattle Hydra Room 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday, August 29
Twitch: www.twitch.tv/SquareEnixPresents
Fans will be in for a treat as FINAL FANTASY XV Director Hajime Tabata will be taking the stage in North America for the first time at PAX Prime as part of the ongoing Active Time Reports. In addition to sharing a few personal stories about the development of the game, he will be sharing some insights into the recently revealed trailer. Join us on Saturday as we discuss one of the most highly anticipated games from Square Enix.

Lara Croft GO Launch Event

There will be a launch party at the Hard Rock Café co-hosted by IGN on Friday, August 28 starting at 7 PM to celebrate the recent launch of Lara Croft GO. PAX Prime attendees can check out the game and chat with the Square Enix Montreal development team while visiting the Lara Croft GO fan art contest gallery, organized in collaboration with Child’s Play. While you’re there, why not grab a traditional Montreal poutine!

HITMAN: Put a Hit on Cancer

Square Enix, HITMAN, and GameChanger are partnering up to put a hit on cancer, and need PAX attendees to become Agent 47®. Come to the pop-up barbershop at the Square Enix booth where you can shave your head to resemble Agent 47’s iconic bald look. For each head shaved at the show, Square Enix will donate $47 to GameChanger Charity and their mission of supporting children battling cancer.

For those who want to participate but prefer the hair-keeping role of a handler, you can still put a hit on cancer and receive a free Steam code for Hitman Absolution® by simply making a donation of at least $1.00 to GameChanger Charity.

Visit www.47vsCancer.org to make your donation, receive your game code and join Agent 47 in support of children with cancer.

Additionally, limited quantities of the FINAL FANTASY XIV “Before the Fall” original soundtrack and the “From Astral to Umbral” arrangement album will be available for purchase at the booth.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: BEFORE THE FALL Original Soundtrack
Event SRP: $50 (Sales Tax included)
The “Before the Fall” soundtrack features music from FINAL FANTASY XIV Patch 2.2 through 2.5 and includes a bonus code for an exclusive in-game “The Primogs” minion, a set of five musical moogles.


FINAL FANTASY XIV: FROM ASTRAL TO UMBRAL

Event SRP: $40 (Sales Tax included)
Popular songs from FINAL FANTASY XIV have been transformed into splendid band and piano arrangements in this album. This is the first official arrangement album for the title.

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix include:

JUST CAUSE 3

Platform: PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox One
Developer: Avalanche Studios
ESRB: RP
Available: 12/1/15
Summary: 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.

LARA CROFT GO

Platform: Android, iOS
Developer: Square Enix Montreal
ESRB: TBD
Available: 8/27/15
Summary: Lara Croft GO expands the turn-based puzzle gameplay and takes you on an adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover hidden secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom. PAX Prime attendees will witness a never-before-seen take on the iconic franchise featuring challenging gameplay, gorgeous visuals and a mesmerizing soundtrack, all at your fingertips.

LIFE IS STRANGE

Platform: PC, PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Developer: DONTNOD
ESRB: RP
Available: Now Available (Episodes 1 – 4)
Summary: Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment, the Paris-based studio who released their debut game REMEMBER ME™ last year the game takes place in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, where senior student Max Caulfield returns after a 5 year absence. Reunited with her former friend Chloe, the pair begin to uncover the uncomfortable truth behind the disappearance of fellow student Rachael Amber.

DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below

Platform: PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
Developer: Omega Force from Koei Tecmo Games
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: October 13, 2015
DRAGON QUEST®, one of the most iconic RPG series from Japan, will be transformed into a full-scale action RPG in the West. Players must rise up against insurmountable odds, challenge swarms of enemies and conquer gigantic monsters. It is filled with characters and monsters designed by world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama. Also, Yuji Horii, director and creator of DRAGON QUEST®, and Koichi Sugiyama, the renowned composer closely tied to the series, are closely involved in bringing this title to life. Fans can stop by the “Slime Wall,” a physical wall on display at the booth, where fans can squash and defeat the horde of slimes. In addition, the demo area allows fan to take on and challenge the all-mighty monster, Gigantes.

FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS

Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: January 26, 2016
FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS focuses on cooperative play with friends and utilizes a refined party system allowing Explorers to master over 20 new and familiar jobs—including Knight, Monk, Black Mage and White Mage—to defeat the realm’s mightiest monsters and even recruit them for battle. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as transform into other legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance feature.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward

Platform: PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: T for Teen
Available: Now
Face off against one of the new bosses in FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward – Ravana- in the Primal Battle Challenge and win an exclusive “I BEAT RAVANA” T-shirt.  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.

FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE- 2.0

Platform: Xbox One® the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system
Developer: Square Enix
ESRB: Rating Pending
Available: Now
The update to the FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE- demo features improved mechanics, fresh character interactions, new team combo attacks, additional side quests and a battle with the monstrous catoblepas, FINAL FANTASY XV -EPISODE DUSCAE- 2.0 follows the journey of crown prince Noctis and his trusted party as they wander the unpaved, expansive Duscae region in search of a way to Cauthess.

Ninja Gaiden 3 Ryu Statue Variants for PAX Prime

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., – Leading toy manufacturer Multiverse Studio Inc. revealed today that two new exclusive variants of the critically acclaimed Ninja Gaiden® 3 Ryu Hayabusa statue will be available exclusively from ThinkGeek. Visit the ThinkGeek booth at PAX Prime 2015 (Booth Sky9) to get your limited edition Ryu Hayabusa Bludgeoning variant and Retro Blue variant.

Each variant statue is limited to 100 pieces.

PAX Prime 2015 is happening August 28th through August 31st, 2015 in Seattle Washington.

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The Retro Blue Ryu Hayabusa variant statue features:

  • Dual Katanas
  • Blue Paint Scheme

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The Bludgeoning Staff Ryu Hayabusa variant statue features:

  • Lunar Staff with Sheathed Katana
  • Extra Blood and Gore

For more information about upcoming Ninja Gaiden products, please visit http://www.multiverse-studio.com/products/ryu-hayabusa.html

The Gallery: Call of the Starseed HTC Vive Demo at PAX Prime

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Vancouver Island, August 19, 2015  –  Attendees of PAX Prime 2015 will get an exclusive look at The Gallery: Call of the Starseed, a launch title for the HTC Vive.

Channeling inspiration from magical 1980s fantasy adventures, Call of the Starseed is the first step in the episodic journey of The Gallery, a VR adventure that takes place through both realistic and fantastical environments as you set out in search of your sister, Elsie. As Alex, you must walk through Elsie’s footsteps in order to unravel the mystery of her unexpected disappearance, all the while uncovering a much greater narrative.

Watch the PAX Teaser trailer here: 

Through partnerships with industry giants Intel, HTC, Nvidia and Maingear, a very special demonstration of The Gallery will be shown by Cloudhead Games at PAX Prime at the spacious Portland Room of the Grand Hyatt Hotel — located just across from the Washington State Convention Center. Players will have the opportunity to test out one of the first full-experiences for HTC’s Vive VR technology.

This will also mark the first time that developer’s exciting new Blink locomotion technology will be available to the public; an innovative, nausea-free locomotive technology that scales spatially, and offers a play experience catered to your environment. Once relegated to science fiction, experience this immersive consumer technology with the HTC Vive at PAX Prime.

In addition to being available during the duration of the show, Cloudhead Games is offering 8 lucky winners a pass to Jump the Q at Pax Prime, putting winners on the fast track to the future of VR media.

Just Follow or Like Cloudhead Games on Twitter or Facebook to be entered to win. 2 winners will be announced each day.

Official Website: www.cloudheadgames.com
Game Site: www.thegallerygame.com