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Pillars of Eternity II Fig Campaign Reaches Base Funding Goal Within 1 Day

January 27, 2017 – Obsidian Entertainment wishes to send a thank you to its community for helping to reach the Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire fan-funding goal of $1.1M USD in just one day on www.Fig.co.  More than 9,750 fans pushed Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire across its funding goal, with a roughly 50/50 split between equity and rewards.

“We have the best fans in the world. It is amazing how quickly they helped us reach the funding goal for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire . Our fans were responsible for the original game?s critical and financial success, and we are looking forward to doing it all over again with them for the sequel. For those who reserved Fig Games Shares games shares, thank you for your trust in us and we look forward to having you share in the potential success of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire together,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment.

Inspired by classic titles such as Baldur?s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire improves upon the rich narrative, beautiful environments, and intricate, tactical combat that made the original a fan and critical sensation. With Deadfire, Obsidian will take players on a second fantastic journey to the world of Eora, this time to the vast, uncharted, Deadfire Archipelago where they will fight for their souls as they hunt down a god.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, visit https://www.fig.co/campaigns/deadfire

For those wanting to play the original Pillars of Eternity, please visit http://buy.pillarsofeternity.com.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Cinematic Trailer #2

January 27, 2017 – How far will you go? Prospective Pathfinders will learn a little more about the dangers of the Andromeda galaxy today as EA and BioWare revealed two new trailers for Mass Effect: Andromeda, one of 2017’s most anticipated games. The new cinematic character trailer offers a glimpse at Pathfinder Ryder’s squadmates and allies in their search for humanity’s new home. The explorers find a little more than they bargained for, however, as the dangerous Kett Archon demonstrates that the uncharted Andromeda galaxy is also full of new perils and threats.

The latest Andromeda Initiative briefing video also released today introduces players to leading members of the human Pathfinder team on Ark Hyperion, including Pathfinder Alec Ryder, his children Scott and Sarah Ryder, Crisis Responder Liam Kosta and Operations Specialist Cora Harper, who together will lead humanity’s discovery of new worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy when Mass Effect: Andromeda launches on March 21.

The Pathfinder Andromeda Initiative briefing video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqZvYgn35K4

Fans can sign up for the Andromeda Initiative and receive news alerts for Mass Effect: Andromeda here: http://x.ea.com/25657

DiRT 4 Release Date Announced

Larkspur, Calif. – January 26, 2017 – Codemasters & Deep Silver today announced that DiRT® 4™ will fearlessly race to the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft,  and Windows PC on June 6, 2017. Hot on the heels of 2016’s critically and commercially successful DiRT Rally®, DiRT 4 takes the passion and authenticity of off-road racing to the next level and also reintroduces gamers to white knuckle truck and buggy racing in Landrush. You can watch the announcement trailer now at http://www.dirt4game.com.

DiRT 4 sports an all-new system called Your Stage; an innovative rally route creation tool that allows you to produce a near infinite number of unique stages at the touch of a button. Choosing your location and setting the route parameters , Your Stage does the hard work to create a unique rally stage that you can race, share with your friends and then challenge them to beat your time. Your Stage allows experienced rally players to create longer, more technical routes, whilst newcomers can create simpler shorter routes as they hone their skills.

Globally renowned for delivering premium quality, authentic and fun racing games, Codemasters is once more bringing its talent and experience to the world of off-road driving. With DiRT 4, the team have sought to combine the levels of thrill and realism from last year’s DiRT Rally with the fearless excitement, accessibility and adrenalin-fuelled contests previously seen in its critically acclaimed prequels DiRT 2 and DiRT 3.

Featuring classic rally racing that continues to build on the foundations set by the Colin McRae Rally games, the bruising contests from the official FIA World Rallycross Championship, the crazy battles of racing trucks and buggies, and the outrageous fun of open events in Joyride, players will face the challenges from as far apart as Australia, Spain and California in a truly global sport.

DiRT 4 challenges you to “Be Fearless” by capturing the thrill, emotion and passion of off-road racing. It recreates the heady mix of adrenalin and fear that comes from powering around a blind bend and the rush you feel going for a last ditch overtake when there’s not enough room on the final lap of a race. Off-road racing is about more than perfect cornering, it’s about heart-pounding, split-section decision making where bravery brings reward.

Key Features:

• OVER 50 OF THE MOST BREATH-TAKING OFF-ROAD CARS EVER BUILT – Including Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru WRX STI NR4 and Audi Sport quattro S1 E2

• 5 INCREDIBLE RALLY LOCATIONS WITH MILLIONS OF ROUTES – Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden & Wales

• THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – Race at Montalegre, Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes & Lydden Hill in a multitude of different series

• LANDRUSH – Short-course dirt track racing in Pro Buggies, Pro-2 Trucks, Pro-4 Trucks and Crosskart vehicles in California, Nevada and Mexico

• JOYRIDE – Laptime challenges, smash challenges, free-play area and send challenges to friends

• DiRT ACADEMY – Taking place at the DirtFish Rally School in Washington, USA, learn the skills, techniques and practice to become the best!

• CAREER MODE – create your driver, compete across the disciplines, gain sponsors and build your team with clear goals and rewards

• COMPETITIVE GAMING – Daily, weekly and month-long challenges against fellow players from around the world

• NEXT GENERATION OF RACENET – Live ladder, leagues and tournaments, cross-platform leaderboards, enhanced CREST telemetry system

• TUNING – Tweak your set-up based on vehicle, track and weather conditions to best suit your racing style

• DAMAGE & REPAIRS – Wear and tear is faithfully recreated with an improved and realistic damage model. Damage can be repaired by hiring engineers to work in the team’s Service Area between stages but with a finite amount of time available.

Keep up with all the news and follow updates from the studio on Facebook and Twitter.

Star Trek Online: Season 12 – Reckoning Launch Trailer

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 26, 2017 Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Star Trek Online: Season 12 – Reckoning is now available on PC. The update celebrates a very special milestone for the 100% free-to-play MMORPG based on the iconic Star Trek franchise, as the game celebrates its incredible 7th Anniversary. To commemorate this achievement, captains can experience a brand-new episode, featuring the debut of General Rodek, voiced by actor Tony Todd. Players will also complete daily missions to earn special rewards, including the new Lukari ship, which the community helped design last fall. Season 12 – Reckoning will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at a later date.

Season 12 puts out a desperate call to captains across the galaxy to battle the powerful Tzenkethi, a highly-intelligent, militant warp-capable species. The mission begins when the Lukari set out on a journey to investigate some unusual activity in an unexplored region of the Alpha Quadrant. Upon further inspection, they discover data that suggests weaponized use of protomatter and request immediate assistance from the Alliance. Captains must work together with the Lukari to prevent a looming cataclysmic attack from the Tzenkethi.

These events all transpire in Season 12’s newest featured episode, “Of Signs and Portents.” The update also brings back Star Trek Online’s popular anniversary events and offers players new content to explore, including a challenging new reputation, two new space queues and new Research and Development school. A full list of features for Season 12 – Reckoning includes:

  • New Lukari Science Vessel – Captains can finally earn the community-designed T6 Lukari Ho’kuun Science Vessel by participating in daily anniversary missions and completing the new featured episode.
  • Two Daily Anniversary Missions –Completing “Omega Molecule Stabilization Daily” and “Party Patrol” each day will earn dilithium, reputation marks and pictures of Q, which must be collected to earn the new Lukari ship.
  • Omega Molecule Stabilization Mini-Game – Players can track down omega particles that Q has scattered across the galaxy and use them to craft upgrade kits.
  • New Featured Episode – In the brand new episode, “Of Signs and Portents,” captains team up with the Lukari to battle the Tzenkethi and earn rewards toward the new Lukari Science Vessel.
  • New Reputation – “The Lukari Restoration Initiative” allows players to earn marks toward weapons and gear infused with protomatter technology to defend themselves from the Tzenkethi.
  • New Crafting School Season 12 introduces a new Research School to the R&D System, allowing captains to create new kits and modules.
  • Two New Space Queues
    • “Gravity Kills” – Captains will lead an attack on a Tzenkethi protomatter facility and collect Hawking particles to drop their special defenses.
    • “The Tzenkethi Front” – Players will defend the Eta Serpentis system from a Tzenkethi attack by turning their protomatter weapons against them.
  • Full Space Battlezone – Captains will head out to the final frontier to lead an all-out war against the Tzenkethi, in an effort to stop the production and deployment of protomatter weapons.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.

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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Announced with Fig Campaign

IRVINE, CA — January 26, 2017 — Today, Obsidian Entertainment announces its isometric, party-based role-playing game (RPG) Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, a sequel to the critically-acclaimed Pillars of Eternity. Currently in development for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux, the fan-funding campaign in support of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire kicks off today on Fig (www.fig.co) offering both equity and rewards opportunities, with an overall goal of $1.1M USD, $2.25M being open for equity.

“We are so thankful to our fans, who believed in us and made the original Pillars a huge crowdfunding success. For the sequel, we have turned to Fig for our fan-funding needs because we not only wanted our fans to help shape Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, but to financially share in its potential as well,” said Feargus Urquhart, CEO of Obsidian Entertainment. “Pillars of Eternity set the standard for quality among fan-funded games by not only delivering an amazing game, but also making good on everything we promised to our backers. Our goal for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is to improve on what fans loved about the original while adding features our fans want to see, truly living cities, more freedom to explore the open world, and pushing what we do best at Obsidian – letting players define and play the role they want to play.”

Inspired by classic titles such as Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire improves upon the rich narrative, beautiful environments, and intricate, tactical combat that made the original a fan and critical sensation. With Deadfire, Obsidian will take players on a second fantastic journey to the world of Eora, this time to the vast, uncharted, Deadfire Archipelago where they will fight for their souls as they hunt down a god.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, visit https://www.fig.co/campaigns/deadfire

For those wanting to play the original Pillars of Eternity, please visit http://buy.pillarsofeternity.com.

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Ace Combat 7 Announced for Xbox One and Windows PC

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (January 26, 2017) – Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is excited to announce that ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown will be coming to Xbox One and PC via STEAM®. Already announced for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown puts gamers in the cockpits of advanced war planes and delivers fierce air combat experiences through photorealistic visuals, intense dog-fighting action, and a multitude of authentic and futuristic aircraft to fly, all encompassed in an immersive storyline.

Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s in-house Project Aces team based in Tokyo, Japan and utilizing Unreal Engine™ 4 and trueSKY™ technology, ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown applies the latest evolution of its graphics engine in conjunction with the power of the latest generation of gaming consoles and PCs to create immersive aerial battlefields. Fully rendered clouds fill the skies while highly detailed cityscapes enhance the sense of supersonic speed, setting the stage for highly exhilarating aerial battles. ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern and near-future super weapons for players to wield, while presenting formidable enemies for pilots to vanquish in the air. Aces who have proven their aerial combat prowess in ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown’s campaign mode can take their dogfighting skills online for furious online multiplayer battles. ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown also marks the return of Sunao Katabuchi as the lead writer behind the fictional storyline that players will experience in the game. Previously, Sunao Katabuchi wrote the storylines for both Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies and Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War.

“We’re excited to announce our plans to bring the battle for air superiority in ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown to Xbox One and STEAM,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With over 20 years of franchise history; ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown continues to deliver authentic yet accessible flight combat action to gamers around the world. This latest version of the game delivers amazing visuals and intense gameplay, all wrapped in a unique and compelling storyline. We look forward to seeing players suit up, strap in, and take their place as ace pilots.”

ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown is currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB. The game will be coming to the Americas for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM. PlayStation 4 system players will be able to play portions of ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown and experience exclusive features developed specifically for the Sony PlayStation®VR. To find out more about ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown, head over to http://www.acecombat.com. To learn more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation at https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

The Surge – Bad Day At the Office Trailer

January 26, 2017 – Deck 13’s new hardcore action-RPG The Surge today unveils a CGI trailer exploring Warren’s first day on the job at CREO, the megacorporation on a mission to save a dystopian world from itself.

Freshly recruited as an augmented worker at CREO, Warren’s first day coincides with a catastrophic event during the routine surgical operation meant to graft―through flesh and bone―employee exo-suits. This marks the first in a series of brutal events, turning this first day at CREO into a hellish nightmare of robots gone haywire, crazed employees with fried cranial implants, and artificial intelligence who all want Warren dead.

Now equipped with a state-of-the-art exoskeleton, you’ll have to improvise in order to survive―tools manipulated by CREO workers, while not originally meant for combat, make for effective lethal weapons. The equipment pieces compatible with your exo-suit will make you faster, stronger, and sturdier. During battle, target your enemies’ limbs, slice them, and retrieve the attached equipment to improve and power-up your own suit―allowing you to delve deeper in the CREO complex and attempt to put an end to the madness initiated by the Surge.

Make the most of your exo-suit, armors, and almost limitless armament combinations to survive CREO when The Surge slices its way onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in May 2017. 

The Surge will be showcased to international press during the What’s Next de Focus taking place in Paris on February 1st and 2nd.

Conan Exiles Cinematic Launch Trailer

Oslo, Norway – January 25th, 2017 Less than one week to go! Funcom’s epic open-world survival sandbox launches into Early Access on PC next week on January 31st. The company revealed today that the game is launching at 6am in the morning European time, which means US West Coast players will get to jump into the Exiled Lands at 9pm onJanuary 30th. To kick off the countdown for the final week, Funcom is today premiering the Official Cinematic Trailer for the game produced by the talented artists at Bläck Studios. The trailer sets the tone for the savage and barbaric open world that players have to survive, build, and dominate in.

For more detailed information on the Barbarian Edition, please visit theSteam store page. Funcom also announced the pricing for Conan Exiles PC Early Access today. The standard edition is priced at 29.99$ while the Barbarian Edition is priced at 59.99$.

Funcom is also excited to announce Conan Exiles – Barbarian Edition! This special edition is the ultimate introduction to the world of Conan the Barbarian and include items such as:

  • Custom Conan Exiles digital comic book
  • Exclusive Conan Exiles t-shirt
  • Six digital Conan the Avenger comic books from Dark Horse Comics
    368 page, full-color, digital Conan Pen & Paper RPG Core Book from the hugely successful Kickstarter by Modiphius
  • “The Coming of Conan” eBook, 496 pages with illustrations and original Conan stories
  • The award-winning soundtracks from Age of Conan and Rise of the Godslayer, plus the brand new Conan Exiles soundtracks
  • In-game items for the Age of Conan MMO including a Savage Rhino mount
  • “The Art of Conan Exiles” digital artbook
  • And more

“One of the really great things about working with Conan the Barbarian is that there is this huge pop cultural universe surrounding him,” says Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “Being able to team up with Dark Horse Comics, Modiphius, and other Conan creators has allowed us to build a special edition that speaks to both fans and those discovering Conan for the first time.”

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian, the world’s greatest fantasy hero. The game can be played on private and public servers, either in multiplayer or local single-player. In the world of Conan Exiles, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations, uncovering its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands. Conan Exiles will be released into Early Access on the PC on 31 January 2017and will hit the Xbox One Game Preview Program in Spring 2017. The game will also make its way to PlayStation 4 at a later date.

You can learn more about Conan Exiles on www.conanexiles.com. You can also visit blog.conanexiles.com for the latest news and developer updates. For more information about Funcom, please visitwww.funcom.com.

theHunter: Call of the Wild Release Date

Moenchengladbach/Germany, January 25th, 2017 – Today astragon Entertainment and Avalanche Studios officially announced the release date for the open-world hunting experience theHunter™: Call of the Wild, created by Swedish developer Expansive Worlds. theHunter™: Call of the Wild will be released digitally on February 16th, 2017. The retail box release for Northern and Southern America is set for March 7th, 2017.

theHunter™: Call of the Wild offers the most immersive hunting experience ever created. Step into a beautiful open world teeming with life, from majestic deer and awe-inspiring bison, down to the countless birds, critters and insects of the wilderness. Every inch of the 50-square mile world is crafted using Apex – Avalanche Open World Engine – award-winning technology crafted during a decade of developing explosive action games. In addition to its rich single player experience, theHunter™: Call of the Wild offers unique multiplayer options – cooperative and competitive – for up to 8 players. Share the ultimate hunting experience, and earn those bragging rights!

KEY FEATURES


A Next-Generation Hunting Experience.

  •  theHunter™: Call of the Wild offers the most immersive hunting experience ever created. Step into a beautiful open world teeming with life, from majestic deer and awe-inspiring bison down to the countless birds, critters and insects of the wilderness.
  •  Experience complex animal behavior, dynamic weather events, full day and night cycles, simulated ballistics, highly realistic acoustics, scents carried by a sophisticated wind system and much more. All systems work together to increase immersion and bring out the hunter in you.

Explore a Vast Open World.

  •  Explore 50 square miles of varied terrain, ranging from wetlands and dense forests to lush valleys and open farm fields. The vast world of theHunter™: Call of the Wild is split up into separate and distinct hunting reserves, each one filled with surprises and memorable moments.
  •  Take on missions and challenges from the locals or go off the beaten path. Discover lookouts, hunting towers and outposts. They will allow you to move swiftly and effortlessly throughout the massive open world.

A Decade in the Making.

  •  theHunter™: Call of the Wild is the evolution of theHunter™, Expansive Worlds’ stand-out hunting game with over 6 million registered players and 7 years of live operations.
  •  Avalanche Studios and Expansive Worlds bring hunting to a new generation of players. theHunter™: Call of the Wild is built using Apex – Avalanche Open World Engine – award-winning technology crafted during a decade of developing explosive action games.

Become a Hunter. Design the Hunt.

  •  Acquire and equip a range of rifles, handguns and bows and customize them with scopes and different ammunition types. Find and master your favorites. Develop your character by unlocking various skills and equipment. Learn how to use callers and scents, but above all else, study your prey: pay close attention to animal behavior, traits and patterns of movement.
  •  New to hunting? Not a problem. Intelligent systems will aid and assist to make sure you get the most out of your hunt whether you’re a hopeful novice or grizzled veteran.

Share Hunting Experiences. Earn Bragging Rights.

  •  In addition to its rich single player experience, theHunter™: Call of the Wild offers unique multiplayer options. Join up to 8 friends (or complete strangers!) in cooperative and competitive modes. Enjoy a wide range of in-game challenges and events. Hunting is more rewarding and exciting with friends, so share your experiences and earn those bragging rights.
  •  theHunter™ is a franchise built around its community. True to that legacy, the evolution of theHunter™: Call of the Wild will be shaped by the deep knowledge and unrivaled dedication of its players. Together, we’ll make it an even richer experience over time.

Further details about the new open world title theHunter™: Call of the Wild can be found at:

http://www.astragon.de/en/games/thehuntertm-call-of-the-wild/ and http://callofthewild.thehunter.com.

Mercedes-Benz Citaro DLC Released for Bus Simulator 16

Moenchengladbach/Germany, January 25th, 2017 – Publisher astragon Entertainment GmbH is happy to announce that the new Mercedes-Benz Citaro DLC for the successful Bus Simulator 16 has been released on Steam™ today.

Thanks to the official partnership with Mercedes-Benz, bus and simulation enthusiasts will be able to take the wheel on officially licensed buses of the popular Citaro series for the first time. In addition to a three-door Mercedes-Benz Citaro solo bus and a small and maneuverable Mercedes-Benz Citaro K two-door bus, the DLC also offers the opportunity to integrate an 18,1-meter long Mercedes-Benz Citaro G articulated bus into their vehicle fleet to lead their bus company in the virtual city of Sunny Springs to ultimate success!

Bus Simulator 16 for PC and Mac OS is available for 24.99 EUR/26.99 USD/18.99 GBP (RRP) in retail and as digital download. The expansion pack Bus Simulator 16: Mercedes-Benz Citaro DLC is available for 5.99 EUR/5.99 USD/4.49 GBP (RRP) on Steam™.

Bus Simulator 16: Mercedes-Benz Citaro DLC on Steam™:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/563890/

Bus Simulator 16 on Steam™:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/324310

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