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Skybound Entertainment Teams with Skydance Interactive for The Walking Dead VR Games

June 14, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) – Skybound Entertainment, the creator-focused multiplatform entertainment company founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, has partnered with Skydance Interactive, a division of Skydance Media, to develop a number of original virtual reality video games based on the expansive world of The Walking Dead universe. The Walking Dead VR game will be the inaugural co-developed title from both companies.

In a multi-year strategy, the two companies are collaborating to produce an unparalleled gaming experience that will offer millions of fans and gamers the opportunity to engage, interact, and immerse into the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead and its characters in virtual reality. The first game will feature an entirely new setting and cast of characters, which players will experience through an innovative contextual interaction system – a first-of-its-kind for The Walking Dead in VR.

“Skydance’s ability to build worlds and tell compelling stories matches with our goal to bring The Walking Dead fans new narratives and ways to engage with the world Robert Kirkman created, while staying true to his original vision,” said Skybound Entertainment CEO David Alpert and Skybound Entertainment Managing Partner Jon Goldman in a joint statement. “Skydance Interactive is the ideal partner for the team Dan Murray has created for Skybound Interactive.”

“The Walking Dead is an iconic phenomenon and it is absolutely thrilling to work with Skybound to bring its incredibly diverse cast of characters, settings, and storylines together into a complete VR game package,” said Skydance Media Chief Executive Officer David Ellison and President and Chief Operating Officer Jesse Sisgold in a joint statement. “Our goal at Skydance Interactive is to honor the visceral world that Kirkman has created while giving The Walking Dead’s fans something to really sink their teeth into with robust games that take the franchise to a completely new level.”

The Walking Dead has expanded from an Eisner award winning comic book series to captivate audiences around the world as the #1 show on television, a blockbuster game franchise, licensing business, and ongoing publishing success.

Skydance Interactive, a division of Skydance Media that launched in April of 2016, recently announced that its first original VR title, Archangel, will be available across all VR console platforms starting in July of 2017. Skybound Entertainment recently released its first original VR game, Giant Cop: Justice Above All with partner Other Ocean.

Arizona Sunshine Coming to PlayStation VR in June

Rotterdam, NL – May 11, 2017: Vertigo Games and Jaywalkers Interactive today announced that Arizona Sunshine, a popular VR zombie shooter game, will be making its PlayStation®VR debut next month. This will finally bring the game to VR players on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro, with optional support for the new PS VR Aim controller for the optimal shooting experience.

Built from the ground up for VR, Arizona Sunshine is a full-feature game that puts you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse as if you were there. Embark on a journey in search of human contact across post-apocalyptic southwestern America in campaign mode, join forces with a friend in co-op multiplayer, or jump into the endless multiplayer Horde mode for up to 4 players.

On PlayStation®VR, use the DualShock®4 controller to freely explore Arizona Sunshine‘s VR world using teleportation or locomotion movement, and opt for optimal immersion with the new PS VR Aim controller or the PlayStation®Move motion controllers to handle your weapons, gear and consumables with real-life movements: anticipate attacks, manage ammo and aim down the sights to blast your enemies to undead pieces.

Arizona Sunshine was released on PC on December 6, 2016 and went on to earn sales of more than $1.4m in its first month of release. It was awarded UploadVR’s VR Game of the Year 2016.

Arizona Sunshine will be available for PlayStation®VR on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro in June 2017.

For more news about Arizona Sunshine, find us on Facebook and Twitter or visit www.arizona-sunshine.com.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles PS4 Release Date

Santa Monica, CA – May 8, 2017 – For the first time, experience the epic stories of the undead saga that started it all for Activision’s Call of Duty, together in one package: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles releases on May 16, first on the PlayStation® Network for the PlayStation®4, and includes eight of the most beloved Zombies maps from previous Treyarch-developed Call of Duty games, including World at War, Black Ops and Black Ops II. The maps have been completely remastered from the ground-up, delivering many of the classic, thrilling Zombies origins storylines with stunning visuals, enhanced audio and new gameplay, all updated for today’s generation of consoles.

“Call of Duty’s Zombies has earned a special place in our hearts through its deep, layered gameplay, imaginative storylines and its compelling waves of action, which spans multiple titles,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and General Manager of Call of Duty, Activision. “We’re excited to share with fans these incredible moments in one comprehensive offering, available together on current generation hardware.”

What began as an Easter egg unlock for completing the campaign in Call of Duty: World at War, has grown into a fan-favorite third mode with a hardcore community of fans.

“Zombies Chronicles is really about the community that made Zombies what it has become today,” said Jason Blundell, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. “Together, we’ve been slaying the undead for nearly ten years, across different game consoles, and Zombies Chronicles is really about bringing all of those fans together. If you played these maps before on previous consoles, you’re getting a new, stunning and challenging experience – if it’s your first time, this is eight definitive experiences of our Zombies storyline, all in one place.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles is an unparalleled Call of Duty Zombies collection, taking players through the beginnings of the original saga in true HD. It features the classic characters that fans have come to know and love, as well as the deep storylines that made Zombies so popular. The collection adds vibrant current-generation visuals, enhanced lighting, revamped character models and environments, and updated AI and audio systems. Zombies Chronicles also lets players use custom weapons, including current weaponry featured in Black Ops III that wasn’t featured in the original maps.

The eight maps in Zombies Chronicles are:

  • From Call of Duty: World at War: Nacht der Untoten (Abandoned Bunker), Verruckt (Wittenau Sanitorium) and Shi No Numa (Jungle Swamp)
  • From Call of Duty: Black Ops: Kino Der Toten (Theater of the Dead), Ascension (Soviet Cosmodrome), Shangri-la (Exotic Jungle Shrine) and Moon (Lunar Base)
  • From Call of Duty: Black Ops II: Origins (WWI France)

8 Days of the Undead:
To celebrate launch day on May 16, Activision and Treyarch will kick off the “8 Days of the Undead,” during which players of Black Ops III on all platforms and players of Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles on PS4 will be able to earn double XP rewards, engage in community challenges, and receive a host of free exclusive content including a Zombies calling card, weapon camo, new Gobble Gums and a PS4 theme.

Bonus Content:
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles* is a digital offering available at a suggested retail price of $29.99, and comes with the following bonus content with purchase:

  • 20 Vials of Liquid Divinium
  • 2 All-New Whimsical GobbleGums
  • Exclusive Zombies Pack-A-Punch Weapon Camo
  • Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Dynamic System Theme for PlayStation 4 (exclusive pre-order incentive), featuring artwork by renowned artist

*Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles is a content expansion for Call of Duty: Black Ops III which is sold separately and is required to play this downloadable content pack. Internet Connection Required. For more information, please visit https://support.activision.com/zombieschronicles.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles is published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. [NASDAQ: ATVI], and developed by Treyarch. The game is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language).

For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com. Fans can also follow @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Bill From Left 4 Dead Lives on in Dead By Daylight

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (March 8th, 2017) Put on that old beret and the worn combat jacket. Starbreeze Studios, Behaviour Digital and Valve Software are thrilled to bring one of the most beloved survivors of Left 4 Dead back from the grave to fight another day in the asymmetrical multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight. The additional content will be available for free on PC through Steam and other digital distribution channels starting today.

The Left Behind update for Dead by Daylight adds the legendary William “Bill” Overbeck as a playable survivor and four new survivor outfits themed from the original characters of the iconic Left 4 Dead  series.

Back to fight another day – It took two tours in Vietnam, a handful of medals, a knee full of shrapnel, and an honorable discharge to get William “Bill” Overbeck to stop fighting. He hated it. After decades spent drifting aimlessly through dead end jobs, Bill went in for a routine surgery and woke up to a plague turning normal people into mindless killing machines. Making his way through rural ghost towns and pitch-black forests, he found other survivors, and together they fled from the infected hordes. In the end, one of them had to sacrifice himself to ensure their safety. Bill was left for dead…and soon with a new enemy to fight.

More background information and details regarding Dead by Daylight: Left Behind, can be found here: http://www.deadbydaylight.com

Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game in which one crazed killer hunts four friends through a terrifying nightmare. Players take on the role of both killer and survivors in a deadly game of cat and mouse. It’s a Mature Gamer take on the thrills of Hide & Seek. Dead by Daylight is out now and available on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/381210/

Released on PC in June 2016, Dead by Daylight has already sold more than 1.8 million copies and has become an instant favorite with streamers on Twitch and other streaming platforms. The game will release on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One this summer.

Zombie Gunship Survival Coming to Mobile Platforms

(San Francisco, CA) March 1, 2017Mobile gaming publisher flaregames has today – alongside developer Limbic – revealed the May 2017 launch date for Zombie Gunship Survival, the next installment in the #1 top-grossing Zombie Gunship franchise. Coming to both iOS and Android, flaregames and Limbic revealed the mobile shooter game’s anticipated launch date via a NEW TEASER TRAILER, with the team showing off the game’s high-definition visuals and intense scenario-based action at GDC 2017 this week.

In Zombie Gunship Survival, players take the gunner seat aboard a heavily-armed AC-130 aircraft and wage war against zombies. As a survivor of a full-scale zombie apocalypse, players gun down the undead from the skies and protect their ground troops during risky scavenging missions. After securing valuable resources needed for survival, players can upgrade their devastating weaponry and build a remote airfield, which acts both as a shelter for survivors as well as a base for players’ operations.

The second installment in the Zombie Gunship franchise, which received IGN’s “Editors’ Choice Award” in 2011, Zombie Gunship Survival features a user interface that follows first-person shooter (FPS) console game traditions like Call of Duty and Battlefield. Unlike many mobile games, players are fully involved in the action and are therefore in direct control of its outcome. Also, by unlocking new weapons and troops, the way players can approach specific battle scenarios is reinvented each time, leading to freshness of experience and deeper immersion.

“Zombie Gunship was conceived through our love of realistic shooters – set in dark worlds – that are common on PC and console, but not mobile,” said Arash Keshmirian, CEO and co-founder, Limbic. “One particular inspiration was from games like Call of Duty where you are providing fire support from the air — we’ve also drawn a lot from military shooters and simulations. With Zombie Gunship Survival, we’ve made enormous strides in the visuals, arsenal and battle gameplay and can’t wait to globally launch the game in May.”

“Limbic are a gaming publisher’s dream and a world-class development team with the vision to redefine the mobile shooter genre,” said Klaas Kersting, CEO and founder, flaregames. “Zombie Gunship Survival is a sequel millions of gamers have been waiting for, not least the huge fan base of the original game.”

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier Extended First Look

December 2, 2016 – Today we can share a first-ever extended first look at The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier, the all-new season in the critically-acclaimed series; and announce that its debut on December 20th will take the form of a special two-part premiere with two episodes debuting on the same day.

Revealed live on stage at The Game Awards tonight, this clip introduces newcomer Javier. We witness how the beginning of the zombie plague affected him and his family before we move forward in time to years later, where he encounters a very familiar face….

The first TWO of five episodes in The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier will premiere digitally worldwide starting Tuesday December 20th on PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One®, and on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4. The episode will be available the same day for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play. Release dates for additional platforms will be announced in the near future.

Beginning February 14th, the series will also be available for purchase on a special ‘Season Pass Disc’ for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, which will include the premiere episode for the third season, as well as access to all subsequent episodes in the five episode season for download as they become available.

Users can pre-order the season for their favorite platform now by visiting https://telltale.com/series/the-walking-dead-a-new-frontier/#buy. As a special bonus, PlayStation 4 digital preorders also receive a complimentary copy of The Walking Dead: Season Two and The Walking Dead: Michonne; while Steam users receive a discount of 10% for preordering.

When family is all you have left… how far will you go to protect it? Years after society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier? As Javier, a young man determined to protect his family, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. Her name is Clementine, and your fates are bound together in a story where every choice you make could be your last.

Also confirmed today, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will act as both a new beginning for players fresh to the series and unfamiliar with Clementine, as well as a continuation for players who have experienced Seasons One and Two. Players new to the series will be able to start a story that is tailored to this new beginning. Players continuing onward from prior seasons will have multiple options for quickly configuring their tailored backstory, or importing past save files from various platforms. Additional information on this feature will be detailed in the coming week.

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier is expected to receive a rating of ‘M’ (Mature) from the ESRB.

For more news and information on the season, stay tuned to telltale.com, follow @telltalegames on Twitter, and on follow our page on
Facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadGame.

Dead State Release Date

October 20, 2016 – Dead Age, the tactical zombie horror RPG from Headup Games and Silent Dreams, will leave Early Access see full release on Steam on November 4. The game, which puts players in the role of survivors of a zombie apocalypse, challenges players to rebuild society, brick by brick, while fighting off the undead hordes in challenging tactical turn-based combat. In Dead Age, you will manage survivors, go on dangerous scavenging runs, build alliances, craft equipment and make difficult story-influencing decisions. There’s a lot to do to rebuild a zombie-ravaged world…are you up to it?

Find out on November 4 when Dead Age hits full release on Steam!

 

Blood Bowl 2 Necromantic Team Launch Screenshots

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer, today welcomes a new race on its pitch: The Necromantic, a fearsome new team backed by the bloodthirsty Werewolves, now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The DLC was already available for PC and Mac.

The dead do not rest easy in the graveyards of the Old World. So it was only a matter of time before a Necromancer would decide to shackle these unstoppable killing machines with arcane and powerful magic, and soothe their tortured souls with a nice game of Blood Bowl!

The Necromantic teams are a very versatile team, but their best players are their Werewolves. These lethal killing machines are its main attacking force, providing pure psychopathic fury and claws that can render armour utterly useless. The Werewolves and the powerful Flesh Golems are expensive, however, so Necromantic coaches need to play cautiously.

We remind you that PC/Mac Steam players of Blood Bowl 2 can still benefit from THE FOUNDERS INCENTIVE. If you purchase the game before the release of the Nurgle team, you will receive this team for free as soon as it’s available.

Drop Dead Samsung Gear VR Trailer

October 10, 2016 – Pixel Toys has released a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming VR zombie-shooter, Drop Dead, showing off the immersive intensity of staying alive against the monstrous hordes of the undead. The studio also announced that Drop Dead will feature real-time multiplayer for up to four players simultaneously when it arrives on Oct. 26 for Samsung Gear VR Powered by Oculus.

Drop Dead is a first-person VR shooter that blends light horror, humor and action into a thrilling adventure for both casual and hardcore players. At launch, the game will include 13 single-player missions, delivering highly detailed 3D graphics and character models with rich, interactive environments for an arcade experience unlike anything else on Gear VR. Pixel Toys is planning to expand this offering even further with two additional chapters provided as free updates later this year.

Drop Dead will launch worldwide on Gear VR for $9.99 on Oct. 26, just in time for Halloween. Pixel Toys is also actively developing the game for Oculus Rift in the future.

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