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Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Briefly Delayed

WARSAW, Poland (March 6, 2017) — CI Games, creators of the Sniper Ghost Warrior and Lords of the Fallen series of games, has announced that Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 will be delayed until Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

After some internal discussion with the development team, a decision was made to delay the release three more weeks to complete some final implementations based on feedback CI Games received during the beta.

“We’ve worked tirelessly creating a whole new Sniper Ghost Warrior experience set in an ambitiously crafted open world new to the series,” said Marek Tymiński, CEO of CI Games. “While it’s an unfortunate decision to delay the game one last time, we believe these final changes will result in a better experience for players worldwide on day one. Thank you for your patience – we know the wait will be worth it.”

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 tells the story of brotherhood, faith and betrayal in the most complete sniper experience ever. Take the role of an American sniper named Jonathan North, who is dropped into enemy territory in northern Georgia, nearby Russian borders. Explore large open-world maps with dynamic weather and a day and night cycle that actually impacts play and decisions. Customize weapon equipment, accessories, vehicles and a drone, and utilize the three pillars of gameplay to your liking: Sniper, Ghost and Warrior.

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 launches on the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC on April 25, 2017.

Square Enix Posts PAX East 2017 Lineup

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

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

Posters will also be given out for the following titles:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The full lineup of titles from Square Enix include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roots of Insanity Release Date Trailer

March 3, 2017 — It’s just another late shift at August Valentine for Dr. Riley McClein, that is, until the night takes a turn for the worse when reality begins twisting into horror and chaos. Determine what is real and what isn’t as Dr. McClein, as you try to rescue your patients and uncover what is happening in this new eerie version of your hospital. Reality hasn’t left you entirely behind though; while you attempt to survive the night, Dr. McClein must also deal with the epileptic attacks that have plagued him his whole life. Can you hold onto reality in Roots of Insanity?

Roots of Insanity will be available on Steam for $9.99 USD April 3rd, 2017!

Bandai Namco’s WRC 6 Launches

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Mar. 3, 2016) – Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Bigben Interactive, a worldwide player in video game publishing, have released WRC 6, a new entry in the acclaimed rally racing series. WRC 6 enables players take on all 14 official rallies, play-as or against the official drivers and teams in the 2016 FIA rally season for a complete racing series. WRC 6 is now on sale in the Americas or the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM®.

Developed by Kylotonn Racing Games, WRC 6 is an extreme motorsport challenge that offers the complete rally experience with accurately reproduced tracks, teams, and drivers from the World Rally Championship. In addition, the game offers 11 new Super Special Stages that combine unique driving challenges with iconic environments from around the world. To help friends compete against each other, WRC 6 includes a split-screen multiplayer mode, diverse and challenging new stages, the eSports WRC Championship, and more realistic vehicle behavior to help players lose themselves to the rush of the race.

Racers who have mastered every jump, turn, and terrain of WRC 6 will have an opportunity to put their racing skills to the test with a series of official competitions for Season 2 of the Esports WRC Championship. The championship is open to all WRC 6 players to enter where they’ll compete in a series of rally races that run parallel to the official WRC calendar. The eSports WRC Championship rounds end in November 2017, followed by a final competition. Players will have multiple opportunities to put in their best performances through a variety of conditions and stages. The routes and additional information will be available before each event on www.esportswrc.com.

“Since its start in 1973, the FIA World Rally Championship has become the authoritative name in gritty and challenging rally races. We can’t wait to see gamers climb in the driver’s seat and experience the high octane driving experience the talented teams at Kylotonn and Bigben have created to bring the rallying action to gamers,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With its fast cars, fierce eSports competition, and rich roster of courses, WRC 6 lives up to that world famous racing series and truly puts players in the driver’s seat.”“We’re excited to work with BANDAI NAMCO to bring the excitement of the newest season of the FIA World Rally Championship to the Americas. Perhaps the best part for us will be seeing racers from around the globe squaring off to determine who in the best racer in the world,” said Benoît Clerc, Head of Software at Bigben Interactive. “We work hard to make games that everyone can enjoy, and with WRC 6, beginners and veteran racers alike will have an opportunity to experience the exhilaration of rally racing at the highest level. There’s something here for everyone!”

WRC 6 is available for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via STEAM®. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and WRC 6, go to: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation at https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Nvidia PC Trailer

March 3, 2017 – Take a look at some of the PC features coming to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands on March 7. All content in this trailer was captured by Geforce GTX from Nvidia.

Fans looking to get a closer look at Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands and the Santa Blanca Cartel can watch Ubisoft’s live-action promotional content, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands: War Within the Cartel, available now on demand via Amazon Prime Video. War Within the Cartel takes viewers inside the inner workings of the Santa Blanca drug cartel, controlled by the revered yet ruthless leader, El Sueño. In the aftermath of an attack on their compound, the organization’s senior leadership (Head of Security – El Muro, Head of Production – El Yayo, Head of Trafficking – Nidia Flores and Head of Influence – El Cardenal) seeks out a traitor within their midst to exact deadly retribution. The action-packed story culminates in the events leading up to the beginning of the game as an elite Special Forces unit, the Ghosts, is called in to dismantle the cartel.

Set in the largest action-adventure open world ever created by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia a few years from now, as the country has been turned by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state. Players are tasked with eliminating the cartel by any means necessary. The massive and responsive open world encourages a variety of playstyles, allowing players the freedom to choose how they execute any and all missions. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will be available on March 7 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, please visit ghostrecon.com, follow us on twitter.com/ghostrecon and facebook.com/ghostrecon and join the conversation by using #GhostRecon.

To learn more about other Ubisoft games, please visit ubiblog.com.

THQ Nordic Announces PAX Boston Line-up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Surprise, surprise, mother******!”

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you at PAX in Boston!

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

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

THQ Nordic Website

Styx: Shards of Darkness – Coop Announcement Trailer

March 3, 2017 – Styx: Shards of Darkness, Cyanide Studio’s new stealth game, arrives March 14 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Today’s new trailer showcases how you and a friend can sneak your way through the game together, jumping, climbing, hiding, joking, and killing together thanks to the game’s drop-in/drop-out co-op mode.

At any time during your adventure, you are able to invite a friend to join your current session to sneak around with you for an alternative stealth experience. Co-op mode opens up many more opportunities for clearing a level and reaching the objectives, but also doubles the risk of being spotted. Assassination partners must coordinate carefully in order to succeed!

Work together to create elaborate distractions, unleash dastardly synchronized assassinations, and run circles around larger enemies―every level and mission is playable in co-op and will open a new array of gameplay possibilities.

Styx: Shards of Darkness arrives March 14, 2017 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorder the game now at participating retailers and receive bonus DLC.

1C Company’s Codex of Victory Gets Trailer and Release Date

March 3, 2017 – 1C is pleased to announce that Codex of Victory, a sci-fi turn-based strategy with real-time base building elements, will be released on March 16th 2017 (Windows, Linux and Mac OS) through Steam and other digital stores. Codex of Victory’s developers are Ino-Co Plus, experienced creators of Warlock, Majesty 2 and Elven Legacy.

Codex of Victory pits players, as star lords defending human territories on distant planets, against the armies of the transhuman Augments. Players expand their underground HQ to manufacture and upgrade an army of massive, advanced drone units before dropping them into turn-based battles in an interplanetary war for humankind. Fusing two closely-related strategic gameplay types, Codex of Victorywill keep players going throughout the game’s extensive singleplayer campaign. Further hours of gameplay can be had from head-to-head online combat, complete with detailed unit customization options.

About the game

Human society has been divided. On one side, the natural course of human evolution has been disrupted. What started as an attempt to adapt to the harsh conditions of outer space and hostile planets, led to the creation of a weird race of transhuman cyborgs – the Augments. Driven by a desire to ‘liberate’ ordinary humans from the limitations of their wholly organic bodies, the Augments have launched a full-scale attack. Now we must defend our territory and fight back, to save our Kingdoms and all of humanity as we know it!

Codex of Victory features an extensive story-driven, single-player campaign that tasks you with building and commanding a hi-tech army of drone vehicles, tanks and robots. The campaign offers an exciting mix of real-time base building, global strategic planning and turn-based combat. Travelling between planets and territories, your sole task is to stop the Augments.

Inspired by classics of the strategy genre, the base building element involves expanding your underground HQ in real-time. Collect room blueprints, build factories, research centers, workshops, laboratories and other facilities, to prepare for battles ahead. Global tactical oversight comes from your Planetary map, on which you’ll instantly see where your armies need to be deployed.

Engage in tactical turn-based combat on hex-mapped battlefields. Select your units and upgrades, deploy them to the battlefield using the terrain to your advantage and test your tactical skills in each mission. As you progress through the battles of the main storyline and the various randomly-generated side missions, you’ll gain access to over 25 units. Each type of unit comes in countless variations, thanks to a diverse range of upgrades and add-on modules. Build your best and put them to the test against the incoming Augments!

  • Exciting combination of turn-based combat and real-time base building
  • 20+ hours of story-based singleplayer campaign
  • Online multiplayer battles with detailed army customization options
  • 25+ unique units, each with countless variations
  • High replay value ensured by randomly generated missions
  • Neo-feudal sci-fi environment with vivid, cel-shaded graphics

Game Information

Platform:            PC Windows, Linux, Mac OS
Publisher:           1C Company
Developer:         Ino-co Plus
Release date:     March 16th 2017

DiRT 4 Day One and Special Editions Announced

Larkspur, Calif. – March 1, 2017 Codemasters & Deep Silver today announced that there will be a Day One Edition of DiRT® 4™ which will feature an exclusive Hyundai R5 rally car as well as a unique event* and Founder Icon. There will also be an exclusive Special Edition that will feature the Day One content plus a Team Booster Pack that give you a unique team offer, staff and facilities bonuses, and an additional Steelbook option which includes the Day One content with a limited edition steel box.

Double FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and rally driver Kris Meeke have both been involved in the development of DiRT 4 and they give their thoughts on Your Stage, a game changing stage creation system, in the game’s latest video available here: https://youtu.be/R7mBlcwqSyU.

Your Stage allows you to produce a near infinite number of unique stages at the touch of a button in DiRT 4. Just select one of the five rally locations from within the game (Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden & Wales) and set the time of day and weather conditions. You adjust the route’s length and complexity using sliders before generating your own completely unique stage. If you are not happy with it, just press Generate again and create another. You can then race, share and challenge your friends to take on your bespoke stage.

Paul Coleman, DiRT 4’s chief game designer, commented, “Your Stage is something that we have been working on since the launch of DiRT 3 in 2011. It allows players to generate an almost infinite variety of stages at all of the rally locations in DiRT 4. It’s a revelation as now our players will get the thrill of driving a new stage whenever they want.”

“It is extremely simple for you to create a stage but, behind the scenes, we have an extraordinarily complex series of rules and algorithms that put these routes together. Your Stage creates such a huge variety of routes, some that we would never have thought of crafting before, and they’re amazing to drive.”

DiRT 4 will fearlessly race to the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC in June 2017. DiRT 4 takes the passion and authenticity of off-road racing in both rally and rallycross to the next level, whilst also reintroducing gamers to Landrush, thrilling short-course racing in trucks and buggies.

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.

Retail options:
DiRT 4 Day One Edition
DiRT 4 plus:
Hyundai R5 with entry to an exclusive Hyundai Event*
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DiRT 4 Special Edition
DiRT 4 plus:
Hyundai R5 with entry to an exclusive Hyundai Event*
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Team Booster Pack
* Event takes place only on 9th, 10th, 11th June 2017

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NieR: Automata 27 Minutes of Gameplay

LOS ANGELES (Mar. 1, 2017) – To help players get ready for the upcoming release of NieR: Automata, SQUARE ENIX® released a new video that showcases various role playing game (RPG) elements. Titled “Exploring Earth’s Distant Future – 30 Minutes of Uninterrupted Gameplay,” the video highlights several gameplay systems, skills and features that provide depth to the game’s fast-paced action.

Showcased elements include:

  • “Reliquary” System – Players can return to where their characters were defeated to gain additional buffs, or even gain an ally to assist in their battle against the fearsome machines.
  • 17 Different Pod Skills – Using “Pods,” your mini-robot companions, players can not only temporarily hover or be thrown distances to access additional areas, but each Pod can be programmed with a variety of offensive and defense skills, including lasers, hammers, and more. By using up to three Pods at the same time, players can also charge their skills to make them up to three times stronger.
  • “Plug-in-Chip” System – By installing chips into your android body, players can increase damage and add skills to help survive against enemies.
  • Riding System – Players can ride boars and other wildlife for quicker travel, while also using them to attack.
  • Quest Hub – As players immerse themselves in the desolate world, they can take on a variety of sub-quests from multiple Quest Hubs scattered throughout.
  • Fishing Minigame Players can catch a variety of fish through this mini-game to sell or gain temporary beneficial status effect.

The new extended video is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/nsvI8ND4D98.*

NieR: Automata, developed by SQUARE ENIX and PlatinumGames Inc., will release in North America on March 7 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and for Steam® in 2017. Players can download a free demo for the PlayStation®4 system from the PlayStation®Store at: http://bit.ly/NieRDemo.