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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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Capcom Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Dead Rising

September 13, 2016 – Dead Rising is celebrating its zombie-infested 10th Anniversary with the release of the hilariously terrifying outbreaks that started it all, as Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record are out now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 across North America and Europe. The original Dead Rising is also available on Steam as a digital download beginning today. All three titles return to take advantage of the current generation hardware systems, bringing all of the zombie slaying action up to a gory-ous 1080p at 60 fps. Each new version of the game also includes all of the additional previously-released DLC costumes. What a time to be undead!

Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as a Steam version of the original Dead Rising, are available now as individual download titles for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99. In North America, a physical release of Dead Rising is available today on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and a physical release of Dead Rising 2 will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 27th.

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The original that started it all! Explore expansive indoor and outdoor areas of the Willamette Mall and use anything to fend off the hordes of enemies, including makeshift weapons like golf clubs, lawnmowers, frying pans, and more. Use Frank’s photojournalistic skills to capture the insanity on film; the better the shot, the better the reward will be!

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The sequel to the smash hit features new protagonist, motorcycle racer Chuck Greene, as he visits a seedy casino town called Fortune City. The game first introduces weapon combinations like the “Portamower” and “Paddlesaw,” two player co-op, and four player gladiator battles to the Dead Rising series.

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Frank West returns and takes center stage in the reimagining of the Fortune City incident from Dead Rising 2. The added Sandbox Mode allows players to freely explore the city and participate in challenges, while Frank’s photo skills and new camera features capture all of the violent and hilarious action.

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And for the next new Dead Rising fright fest, Frank West makes his heroic return to Willamette to investigate a new zombie outbreak during the holiday season. Dead Rising 4 comes to Xbox One and Windows 10 onDecember 6, 2016.

Ash vs Evil Dead Introduces Baal

August 4, 2016 – Hell has come to earth as Starz gives a sneak peek of the character Baal, played by Joel Tobeck (“Sons of Anarchy,” The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) who appears in season two of the series.  When Baal is released from the underworld, our team will face an enemy more powerful then then any that have come before. One with bigger plans than just destroying Ash as well as a secret link to Ruby (Lucy Lawless). It was recently announced that Season 2 will premiere Sunday, October 2 at 8:00PM ET.

Baal rounds out a cast led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead. Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man”), Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) and Michelle Hurd (“Law & Order: SVU”) join the cast this year as Brock Williams, Ash’s father, Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash’s high school love respectively.

Sam Raimi serves as executive producer with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” Xena: Warrior Princess”), Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) and Ivan Raimi (Drag Me To Hell, Spider-Man 3) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who serves as executive producer/showrunner. Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Moira Grant (“Spartacus”) serve as producers.

Blood Bowl 2 Gets The Undead Team

Blood Bowl 2 is the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop‘s famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer. The new screenshots unveiled today showcase the upcoming Undead team and their deadly Players. They will be available, along with their own Starplayers, in the Undead DLC available late July for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC/Mac.

We remind you that PC/Mac Steam players of Blood Bowl 2 can still benefit from the FOUNDERS INCENTIVE: Players will receive the Undead, as well as the Necromantic and the Nurgle teams for free, as long as they purchased the game before the races release. Also, Blood Bowl 2 is currently 60% off on Steam until July 4th. This is a perfect opportunity to get the game at an attractive price, and receive the coming races for free as soon as they are available.

Last but not least, all the PC/Mac owners of Blood Bowl 2 will have access to a Beta next week featuring the upcoming Undead team and several updates and improvements. For more information, make sure to follow Blood Bowl on Facebook and Twitter.

The Undead Team

Death comes often for Blood Bowl players, and the souls of the most passionate sometimes rise up again to relive the scenes of their former glory. The Undead team, raised by the Liche-lords of the Old World, have the unique skill “Regenerate” which makes them incredibly difficult to kill. They have incredibly agile players, the Ghouls and the Wights, but they are often too fast for their shambling, but fearsome, Mummy teammates to keep up.

Finally, two Star Players are joining the Undead: Ramtut III is a mighty and powerful mummy who has spent countless years on the pitch. Morg n’ Thorg, someone who has faced Ramtut on the pitch and lived, happens to be his sworn nemesis. Count Luthor Von Drakenborg the vampire carries impressive stats and the Hypnotic Gaze ability, and is one of our most fearsome Star Players yet!

Soon to come, the Necromantic and the Nurgle! Stay tuned, sports fans!

The Walking Dead Attraction Review at Universal Studios

The Walking Dead walk through attraction, the latest feather in Universal Studios Hollywood’s cap, is scheduled to open on July 4. However, we were among the lucky few to get access the attraction at a recent park media event which saw several members of the AMC show’s cast and crew in attendance. As alluded to, The Walking Dead attraction is based on AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead, which is based on Robert Kirkman’s amazing comic series, The Walking Dead. No, this just isn’t a grab for Google search terms, there is just a lot of The Walking Dead zombie goodness to go through.

The Walking Dead walk through attraction can best be described as a Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights maze taken to “11”. The sets, props, and animatronics are all outstanding and look like they belong on the set of the television show. The starting cue area of the attraction was populated by Negan’s goons – however I am unsure as to how many of the actors will be on-site during actual operating hours.

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A big positive aspect of the attraction was that guests are permitted into the experience in groups of about 5 people at one time. The attendants space the small groups out just enough so that each one gets an individual experience. Hopefully they can continue this when crowds get larger. I have found that a cattle call of guests can ruin an attraction like this – especially one that features tight corridors and timed effects/scares. Smaller groups also help make the attraction more intimate – it feels like your group’s personal story of the zombie apocalypse instead of just an animatronic museum to walk five feet, look, and repeat ad nauseam. With these group sizes, you ARE part of the experience.

Also used, albeit with way more restraint than in the park’s Horror Nights mazes, are some smell effects! Again – they are sparingly used to a much greater effect in The Walking Dead attraction, which I appreciate. I have always felt Horror Nights mazes rely on those scents too much, but I digress…

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After going through the gauntlet of Negan’s goons, you end up in the Harrison County Hospital featured in The Walking Dead’s pilot episode (where Rick wakes up, confused and hurt). From there, it is a very cool walk down memory lane – going sequentially though the (so far) six seasons of the AMC show. You will visit several of the show’s major locations – all made real by some seriously talented craftsmen. The prison, Arno Farms, and a lot more are featured so look sharp for little Easter Eggs planted about the various sets you’ll walk through.

A big question we kept wondering was what would happen to the attraction during the park’s annual Halloween season Horror Nights event? Would it become a maze or would it stay the same. It appears as though that the attraction will get additional set pieces, live-actor talent, etc to ratchet it to an even scarier level! This is a brilliant move by Universal Studios and I can’t wait to experience it first-hand when the scary season comes around. Does this mean that the attraction will take the place of any other The Walking Dead experience for Halloween Horror Nights? Time will tell.

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Speaking of live actors – yes, there are definitely live actors portraying both the living, the dead, and the walking dead inside the attraction. However, more of the scares and gimmicks come from some amazing animatronics than a traditional haunted house with live monsters around every corner. This smaller amount of live actors does not detract from the experience, however, as the actors that are in the walk through attraction are used to great effect and, as I mentioned, the animatronics and props are incredible.

Overall, The Walking Dead walk through attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood is a terrific addition to the park and shows off a lot of elements from the AMC television show which fans will love. I definitely recommend checking The Walking Dead attraction out when it opens on July 4, it is a scary and fun romp through an amazing television show brought to life all around you.

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