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LEGO Dimensions: Teen Titans Go! Trailer

June 21, 2017 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is calling on the Teen Titans team to join the world of LEGO Dimensions. To celebrate, WBIE has released an exciting trailer providing a look at DC Super Heroes – Raven, Beast Boy and Starfire – along with a glimpse of the new Teen Titans Go! Adventure World and Battle Arena. The trailer can be viewed here.

The Teen Titans Go! Fun Pack and Team Pack is set to release on September 12, 2017 as part of the LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 launch, alongside the Powerpuff Girls Team Pack and Fun Pack and the Beetlejuice Fun Pack. The Teen Titans Go! packs access an exclusive in-game episode that can only be found in LEGO Dimensions.

WB Games Live! E3 Streaming Event Announced

June 6, 2017 – This year, fans everywhere are invited to tune-in to the WB Games Live! streaming event from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show floor. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that for the first time it will be broadcasting live from its E3 booth, South Hall, #1023, for its first ever WB Games Live! event.  Coming straight from the Los Angeles Convention Center, the event will be streamed throughout the days of the show, June 13-15, and can be viewed at http://live.wbgames.com.

WB Games Live! will give gamers and fans who are not able to attend E3 the chance to join in and take part in the excitement of the show. Those who tune-in will be treated to live gameplay demos, discussions with world renowned game developers and surprise guests, as well as cosplay contests.  They will also be able to enter for online giveaways and prizes.

WB Games Live! will stream during the dates and times below. Fans can visit http://live.wbgames.com now for a full schedule of events.

Tuesday, June 13:       1:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.

Wednesday, June 14:  11:30 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Thursday, June 15:      11:30 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

The video game titles that will be featured in the WB Games Live! show include:

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Injustice 2
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
  • LEGO Worlds
  • LEGO Dimensions

Injustice 2 Review – Xbox One

I was in a bad spot when the original Injustice came out. Namely, I had a ton of games I wanted to play and no cash with which to purchase them!  Those two things meant I had hoped to revisit them in the future, but some will fall through the cracks.  The real sting was when the main man Lobo got announced for the game because, I’ll admit it, I am a fan boy.  He rides motorcycles in space, regularly tries to beat the living snot out of Superman mainly for being a goody goody and he has pet space dolphins… he protects dolphins in space. Plus despite being an ultra violent pain in the butt he has a code he lives and practically dies by (his regeneration would piss off Wolverine).  So when a second time around came along and I had no cash and tons of reviews I still went for it and grabbed Injustice 2.

Holy Single Player Batman:

The multiplayer fighting in Injustice was well known and regarded but the single player story read like a comic series.  It was dark and impressive and they figured out a way to make The Man of Steel a heel.  I won’t tell you much more just in case you haven’t seen it or read about it, because you can play Injustice 2 without needing to catch up. For the new players out there, the opening dialogue fills you in on everything.  It doesn’t start off much lighter either, the rift that was created proved to be a very difficult thing to reconcile.  Were it not for their world of near constant troubles things may have never improved.  But what fun would that have been either?  The nice thing about this is they get back to trusting each other by beating each other up.  Without giving anything away there were a few times when I’m still not sure I would trust the person they have come to befriend again.  By the way, is it just me or is it super creepy to have Superman’s eyes start to glow for the slightest reason, like he might heat kill a 747 if it cut him off in the air.

There are armor improvements that can be bought but, as I understand it, they are the same ones you can earn if you keep tearing through the single player campaign.  There are little choices here and there on who you will use to take on a particular enemy and that should be determined by the enemy’s fighting style and your best.  I definitely had characters I was much better at fighting with and then I would use them beautifully in a bunch of fights and suddenly an enemy has a fight style that works perfect against it and you are struggling.  Also even if you feel fairly comfortable with knowing the moves I really suggest doing the tutorial because that was how I found out one of my control sticks was still having a movement issue and couldn’t complete a certain combo no matter how hard I tried because I am way overdue for a new one.  Luckily the combos felt like they made sense, the moves seem to correspond to a movement in a fight so my broken controller didn’t result in me button mashing.

After you get a certain distance through the single player game you may be tempted to quit and play multiplayer but don’t, the story line is just too well written and, besides, when you get farther in the campaign and your opponent gets better and better, they tend to tag you with their special attack more and those are just amazing.  I was so proud when I pulled a couple “change of venues” as they are called and when Aquaman got me I was laughing so hard I almost didn’t keep fighting.  The campaign also gives you a chance to figure out where the best usable sections of arena are and have you much better practiced for signature moves and “change of venues”.

I know no matter how hard I plea for players to do the single player campaign first, there will be plenty out there that will ignore me and go straight to multiplayer.  To them I would boldly and bravely say they are not true fans. Yep, I said it.  If great story line and heading into multiplayer with epic gear isn’t enough to get you to hear out what the game has to say… well then pfffttt.

Injustice For All (Fans):

Injustice 2 is an amazing game with a terrific single player story line that prepares you for multiplayer gameplay with awesome gear.  The combos make sense, the “change of venues” are one of the best things I have ever seen added to a fighting game since they started, which I am way to old enough to remember…


Injustice 2 Review Score

(5 out of 5 stars)


 

Shadow of War Open World Trailer Released

May 17, 2018 – Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a brand new trailer showcasing the diverse and dynamic open-world of Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

The video introduces viewers to the vast environments within Middle-earth, stretching beyond Mordor, and giving fans the first glimpse of various new environments to explore, including the Island of Nurn, Cirith Ungol, Gorgoroth and more. Through the innovative Nemesis System, every player experiences a unique world to explore and share and every area of the world is larger, more varied and more dynamic than ever before.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Injustice 2 Championship Series

Burbank, Calif. – May 8, 2017 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Injustice 2 Championship Series Presented by PlayStation®4, a global esports program for the upcoming Injustice 2 video game from NetherRealm Studios. The 2017 series has Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment teaming up with ESL, Gamelta esports Professional League, GameStop, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Twitch to further build the fighting game community around the world. The program offers amateur and pro players throughout North America, Europe and Latin America a chance to compete in different programs for a portion of a $600,000 USD prize pool. The best players from these different programs will qualify for the Injustice 2 Championship Series grand finals that will take place this fall.

Injustice 2 Pro Series
The Injustice 2 Pro Series kicks off May 26 broadcast live on Twitch (twitch.tv/netherrealm), with a four-month online and offline season drilling down to the top 16 players from around the world. The 16 finalists from across North America, Europe and Latin America will advance to the Injustice 2 Pro Series Finals for a throw-down. The Injustice 2 Pro Series Finals will take place September 17 in Los Angeles.

Injustice 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes
The Injustice 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes tournament offers an all-new way for gamers in the United States who are not competing in the Injustice 2 Pro Series to participate in a program and battle for cash prizes. Operated by ESL, open online qualifier tournaments will begin June 4. Eight Regional Finals tournaments will take place in local GameStop retail locations on August 12, leading up to the Injustice 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes Finals at the 2017 GameStop Consumer Expo in Las Vegas, August 27.

Injustice 2 Path to Pro Tournament
European fans will have a chance to participate in the Injustice 2 Championship Series with the Injustice 2 Path to Pro Tournament. Operated by ESL on PlayStation®4, the competition will open on May 20 for players in the Benelux Union, France, Germany, Nordic territories, Italy, Spain and U.K. who are not participating in the Injustice 2 Pro Series. The Injustice 2 Path to Pro Finals will be held online on August 19 with 12 finalists from the participating territories.

Injustice 2 Liga Latina
Players from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Peru get their chance to battle it out in Injustice 2 Liga Latina. Operated by Gamelta esports Professional League, online and offline qualifier tournaments will be held for each region beginning in May. The best players from each of the countries in which the program is offered will face off in the Injustice 2 Liga Latina finals on August 13.

In addition, fans in Brazil will have a chance to compete in a regional tournament. More details for Brazil will be coming soon.

For more information, or to sign up for an Injustice 2 Championship Series Presented by PlayStation®4 tournament, visit www.injustice.com/esports.

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.

For more information about Injustice 2 please visit www.injustice.com. Join the Injustice 2 conversation on Facebook , Twitter and the official forums.

Batman: Arkham VR PC Launch Trailer

April 25, 2017 – Batman™: Arkham VR from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is now available for HTC VIVE™ and Oculus™ Rift.  Until its release for PC VR platforms today, the top-selling virtual reality game was exclusive to PlayStation® VR. Batman: Arkham VR was developed by the critically acclaimed Rocksteady Studios, and takes place in the award-winning Batman: Arkham canon.

The first virtual reality experience to immerse players into the Dark Knight’s universe, Batman: Arkham VR allows fans to step into Batman’s cowl like never before.  PC players with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift hardware are now able to experience Gotham City through the eyes of the World’s Greatest Detective, and delve deep into a tense Batman: Arkham mystery.  Players will enter a virtual reality world where they must think like Batman and utilize his legendary gadgets, unraveling a plot that threatens the lives of his closest allies.

Batman: Arkham VR will support both the Oculus Touch and Vive Controllers, and also have full gamepad support on PC, including the PS4 Dual Shock 4 Controller, Xbox One Controller and the Steam Controller.

Batman: Arkham VR is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.  For more information or to join the Batman: Arkham VR conversation, please visit www.batmanarkhamvr.com or find us @BatmanArkham on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Official Shadow of War Gameplay Walkthrough

March 8, 2017 – Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment revealed the first gameplay footage of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

This Gameplay Walkthrough introduces viewers to the next generation of the innovative Nemesis System with the addition of Nemesis Fortresses, where players must utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and forge their personalized Orc army. In this video, Talion and Celebrimbor, who return as the Bright Lord, must lead a fortress assault on the mountain valley of Seregost and take it from one of Sauron’s Overlords. To succeed, they will use the power of the New Ring to recruit Followers during enemy encounters—a new mechanic allowing gamers to establish entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. This Gameplay Walkthrough is just one of the millions of possibilities that players will experience in Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open-world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning August 22, 2017.

LEGO Worlds Launch Trailer

Burbank, Calif. – March 7, 2017 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO® Group today announced that LEGO® Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Worlds will be available for Nintendo Switch™ later this year.

In LEGO Worlds, players embark on a creative adventure to become a Master Builder and uncover hidden treasures in environments that range from fun to the fantastical, where worlds come to life with a dizzying variety of vehicles and creatures – from gingerbread men riding elephants to cavewomen scaring polar bears, to swamp police helicopters, hot air balloons and arctic snow scooters. Gamers can embark on a quest to become a Master Builder by helping other LEGO characters along the way – find a sword for an Egyptian Queen, protect a fisherman from a giant troll invasion, or build a home for a cyclops. Environments and creations are brought to life in any way fans can imagine, either by building brick by brick, placing down enormous prebuilt LEGO structures, or by using wondrous tools that let them paint and shape the landscape. LEGO Worlds’ online multiplayer functionality allows players to explore each other’s worlds together and engage in cooperative and competitive play experiences that players can build themselves.

A LEGO Agents pack, featuring new characters, vehicles, weapons and more from the Agents range of play materials, will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 for a limited time.

LEGO Dimensions Unveils Wave 8 Characters

February 2, 2017 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed details around three highly collectible new expansion packs for LEGO Dimensions, the LEGO toy and videogame hybrid, that will be available on May 9, 2017.  The Goonies Level Pack, the Harry Potter Fun Pack and LEGO City Fun Pack will broaden the selection of the world’s most popular entertainment brands available for the game, allowing players to customize their experience by mixing and matching favorite characters and universes with full compatibility. In addition, LEGO minifigures included within each of these expansion packs come with special golden Toy Tags which unlock a free play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand, as well as a Battle Arena that can be reached through Vorton. Each Battle Arena is unique to the world of the character used to unlock it and features competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players, with four exciting gameplay modes including Capture the Flag, Objective, Base Bash, and Tick, Tag, Boom!.

The Goonies Level Pack includes a complete level of The Goonies gameplay where players can help Sloth and Chunk escape the Fratelli hideout and join the rest of the Goonies on their search for One Eyed Willy’s treasure. Players can use Sloth’s Super Strength to smash through walls or play as Chunk and use his infamous Truffle Shuffle. The rebuildable One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Ship will sail on water and can also be built into the Fanged Fortune and the Inferno Cannon; while the rebuildable Skeleton Organ has Sonar Smash abilities and can also be built into the Skeleton Jukebox and Skele-Turkey for added game play capabilities.  Sloth provides access to a new The Goonies Battle Arena, and also the Adventure World where players can explore Mikey’s House, Inferno Cove and the Goon Docks. Once the level is complete, players will be able to replay through the game and other levels as any of the seven other Goonies characters to solve additional puzzles and access more collectibles in their journey through the LEGO multiverse.

Players can extend their wizarding adventures in LEGO Dimensions with the Harry Potter Fun Pack which includes a Hermione Granger LEGO minifigure. She can cast magical spells such as Wingardium Leviosa to levitate objects and Lumos to light up dark places. She also allows players to unlock the Harry Potter Battle Arena for a competitive match, along with the Adventure World where they can explore locations in Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Players can build the 3-in-1 rideable Buckbeak the Hippogriff and use its Stomp Attack to smash Silver LEGO bricks, then rebuild it into the Giant Owl and the Fierce Falcon for additional in-game abilities.

Players can help stop crime in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse with the LEGO City Fun Pack featuring a Chase McCain LEGO minifigure.  Chase can become a Miner to break Silver LEGO bricks or a Fireman to use his Water Beam to put out fires. Gamers can use his LEGO City Detective Scanner to track down bad guys and change his disguise to unlock more abilities.  In the LEGO City Adventure World, there are new areas to explore like Blackwell’s moon base and the LEGO City Police Department.  Players can also compete with up to three of their friends in the LEGO City Battle Arena. Additionally, Chase’s 3-in-1 Police Helicopter can be built to fire off bolts, then rebuild it into the Police Hovercraft and Police Plane for additional in-game abilities.

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.

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Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Announce Cars 3 Video Game

BURBANK, Calif., January 24, 2017 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced that it will develop and publish the Cars 3 videogame, scheduled for 2017, based on the upcoming Disney•Pixar film. The game will be developed by Avalanche Software, which has re-opened under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and will be led by John Blackburn. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has also obtained rights to the Octane engine technology, previously developed by Avalanche Software, which will be used to develop the Cars 3 title.

“It is a tremendous pleasure to welcome Avalanche Software into our development stable, and we look forward to working with our new team, Pixar Animation Studios, and DCPI to create Cars 3 based on the upcoming film and hugely popular franchise,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The Avalanche talent and technology are a great addition to our group of outstanding developers, and we are excited for this Cars 3 game as well as all of the future games the team will create under John’s leadership.”

“Disney•Pixar’s Cars is one of the world’s most beloved and recognized franchises, and we’re thrilled to be taking the story further and faster than ever before through a new console experience based on the upcoming, action-packed Cars 3,” said Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President, Games, Apps & Labs, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We are excited to once again be working with the Avalanche team, who have a deep understanding of the Disney•Pixar DNA, and a history of translating our stories into great gaming experiences.”

The Disney•Pixar Cars franchise has generated more than $1 billion at the global box office, and has a strong track record with family gamers, selling millions of units across multiple Cars titles. This includes Cars 2: The Video Game, which was also developed by Avalanche Software and sold several million copies in 2011. Cars 3 is the latest kids and family gaming collaboration between the companies, which have previously produced Lego titles for many of the top franchises from The Walt Disney Company.