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Darksiders Genesis Gameplay Trailer

Vienna, Austria and Austin, Texas, November 19, 2019 – In a new gameplay trailer, developer Airship Syndicate and THQ Nordic present the so-called “Creature Core”-system which allows players to upgrade and customize their horseman’s battle skills. Both fighters begin with a variety of different attacks but will gain access to more devastating and fascinating ways to smash demons on their journey through hell. “Creature Cores” can be picked up afters slaying enemies and bosses and are also available for purchase at Vulgrim’s store in exchange for souls.

Check out the latest gameplay trailer for Darksiders Genesis:

 

Rebellion Announces Rebellion Unplugged Board Game Division

November 20, 2019 – Rebellion, one of Europe’s largest independent creative studios, is proud to announce its brand new board game division, Rebellion Unplugged. The first game from the new offshoot will be Sniper Elite the Board Game, based on the studio’s bestselling tactical shooter series.

Headed up by Duncan Molloy, previously the Founder and Creative Lead of the board game line at Osprey Games, Rebellion Unplugged will release new physical games and collectibles based on the company’s diverse and extensive collection of properties. Several games are already in the works.

Rebellion operates across games, TV, books, comics and film. Among many others, its library of IPs includes the beloved sci-fi universes of 2000 AD, the upcoming spy-fi lair-builder Evil Genius 2, and the multi-million selling Zombie Army series – the next installment of which, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 4th.

An early version of Sniper Elite the Board Game will be playable at PAX Unplugged this December. More details will be unveiled before it launches on Kickstarter early next year, and more games are due to be unveiled throughout 2020.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be launching Rebellion Unplugged,” said Rebellion CEO and founder Jason Kingsley OBE. “My brother Chris and I have been making video games for more than 25 years, and our love of the medium has its roots in our childhood love of board games. We’ve got so many great games and comic book heroes and universes to draw from too, so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

For more details on Rebellion Unplugged, please visit RebellionUnplugged.com

FRIENDS Auction Announced for Giving Tuesday

BURBANK, Calif. (November 19, 2019) – Warner Bros. Television and Prop Store are joining forces for Giving Tuesday as part of the series’ 25th anniversary celebration. For the first time ever, Friends fans and collectors can bid on props, costumes, studio-edition authorized reproductions, set decoration and production material from the beloved series. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.

Bidding from around the world begins on Giving Tuesday, December 3, 2019, and runs until December 17, 2019. Fans that sign up for the auction are also eligible to win a production script from Friends. Complete contest rules can be found at PropStore.com/FRIENDS. Each item comes with a Warner Bros. Certificate of Authenticity. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019, and every day.

As one of the leading film and TV memorabilia companies, Prop Store will offer over 100 lots spanning all 10 seasons of Friends, straight from the Warner Bros. Archive. Brandon Alinger, COO of Prop Store, commented on the upcoming auction saying, “Prop Store is thrilled to be working with Warner Bros. to auction some incredible material from all 10 seasons of Friends. The series gave us so many laughs during its original run and continues to entertain and inspire fans around the world. It’s an honor to be able to bring some amazing original pieces to the fans, such as Joey’s original Hugsy doll. We’re also happy to offer detailed studio-edition reproductions, including the Holiday Armadillo costume, Central Perk couch and ten copies of Monica’s peephole door frame, straight from the Warner Bros. Props department.”

Highlights from the upcoming auction that fans and collectors can bid on with estimated sale prices include:

  • Numbered, limited edition silkscreen coffee cup modeled after the signature image featured on the wall of Central Perk. The print is signed by artist Burton Morris and includes a signed Friends catalogue, Est. $3,000
  • Studio-edition authorized reproduction of Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) Holiday Armadillo costume, Est. $10,000-15,000
  • Studio-edition authorized reproduction of Central Perk orange couch, Est. $6,000-8,000
  • Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Chandler Bing’s (Matthew Perry) wood canoe and two paddles, Est. $4,000-6,000
  • Rachel Green’s (Jennifer Aniston) Hawaiian print dress, Est. $3,000-5,000
  • Studio-edition authorized reproduction of door picture frame, Est. $2,000-3,000
  • Studio-edition authorized reproduction of turkey with sunglasses, fez, and stand, Est. $2,000-3,000
  • Ursula Buffay’s (Lisa Kudrow) Buffay The Vampire Layer VHS, Est. $1,500-2,500
  • Joey Tribbiani’s (Matt LeBlanc) bedtime penguin pal Hugsy, Est. $1,000-1,500
  • Monica Geller (Courteney Cox) and Chandler Bing’s (Matthew Perry) wedding invitation set, Est. $1,000-1,500

A selection of lots will be available to view in the Friends Boston Pop-Up starting November 21, and an auction preview is now available where bidders can register at PropStore.com/FRIENDS. Proceeds from this sale will benefit The Trevor Project. Learn more about the organization’s crisis and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth at thetrevorproject.org.

Narcos: Rise of the Cartels Launch Trailer

LONDON, England, November 19, 2019 – Curve Digital and Kuju are proud to announce that Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, a brutal tactical turn-based game based on Narcos, the multi-award-winning Netflix series from Gaumont, is available now for PC and PlayStation 4. Nintendo Switch owners will have the opportunity to choose their side on November 21st, with Xbox One entering the war on November 22nd.

Combining turn-based tactical strategy with brutal real-time combat, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels follows the first season of the award-winning TV series through two distinct campaigns that offer vastly different perspectives on the infamous 80s drug war. Should you help build the Medellin Cartel’s rapidly expanding narcotics empire under the watchful gaze of El Patrón, or fight against them tooth and nail alongside Agent Murphy as the DEA?

Each campaign has its own iconic locations taken directly from the show, from Colombia’s impenetrable sun-drenched jungles to the damp streets of Medellin itself. Recognizable characters from the series are ready and waiting to back you up – and each have their own unique perks to help turn the tide in battle.

Turn-based gameplay is fast, brutal, and satisfying, but just like the show itself, actions in Narcos: Rise of the Cartels have lasting consequences. If you lose a member of your team during battle, they’ll be gone for good. Moving one unit per turn, players will need to act quickly and change their tactics on the fly to stay in control of the battlefield.

In Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, there are no right choices. Join the Cartel and see your empire expand or fight with the DEA and stop the spread of terror – either way, there’ll be tough choices along the way.

“Narcos is one of the biggest hits on Netflix and is a personal favorite of mine. This game will appeal to gamers as well as fans of the show as it mixes the authentic feel of the series with an interactive experience to make you feel you’re right in the action. The characters, the storyline and the history of the cartels are all there – you just have to decide whose side you’re on!”, Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive Officer at Curve Digital.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Revelations Launch Trailer

STOCKHOLM – NOVEMBER 19, 2019 – Paradox Interactive and Triumph Studios today released Revelations, the first expansion for turn-based strategy game Age of Wonders: Planetfall. Available now for a suggested retail price of $14.99 / £11.39 / €14.99 and as part of the Planetfall Season Pass, Revelations details the awakening of the entombed Es’Teq dynasty, its powerful Secret Technology, and new campaign missions.

Revelations is a new chapter in the Planetfall story following the collapse of the Star Union, marking the re-appearance of Heritor descendants from the utopian Es’Teq society. Using ancient technology, the Heritor aim to establish divine rule across the universe through the reincarnation of its mass following. Take advantage of Heritor Secret Technology or move to suppress their influence across two new campaigns with tactical combat and in-depth empire building.

Key Features:

  • Anomalous Sites Mechanic – Explore 30+ mysterious sites filled with traps and powerful enemies to reap unique rewards and uncover great secrets. Encounter unique choices based on each faction or Secret Technology.
  • Additional Campaign Missions – Experience the awakening of the Es’teq dynasty and the rise of their Heritor descendants with 10+ hours of new content across two campaigns.
  • New Secret Tech: Heritor – Use ancient Heritor technology to drain the essence of enemies, fueling the opportunity to use powerful abilities, create strong Entropy weapons, and summon new units.
  • Tomb World Scenario – Challenge yourself to complete this deadly new Scenario, where Heritor enemies create an onslaught of destruction. This scenario also includes a new questline to allow more players to join in on the action.

Included today is a free content update for all Planetfall players that features the ability to take over the new Imperial Defenses, unlocking Operations that boost the combat effect of your colonies. In addition, the Orbital Relays mechanic boosts your empire’s infrastructure to allow for nearly instant unit transportation between sectors.

Revelations is available for digital download on the Paradox Store, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, and Steam. Purchase the Age of Wonders: Planetfall Season Pass on the Paradox Store for access to Revelations, two upcoming expansions, and an instant reward!

Topps Launches Disney Collect! Digital Collectibles App

NEW YORK, November 18th, 2019 – Just in time for Mickey’s 91st birthday, The Topps Company Inc. today launched its newest digital collectibles app, Disney Collect! by Topps, available as a free download (linked) for iOS and Android devices. Spanning 90+ years of ageless creations and storylines from The Walt Disney Studios – from Steamboat Willie to Frozen 2 – the app will showcase decades of never- before-digitized content, daily releases, and limited-time exclusives, making it the premiere destination for Disney enthusiasts to collect and trade. Disney Collect! is available worldwide and can be found in both the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

Users will join a passionate community of Disney fans eager to expand their fandom into a new world of digital collectibles. The app offers a fun and engaging way for fans to collect and trade their favorite characters, complete card collecting missions, and unlock content spanning original animation sketches to present day live-action recreations. Disney super fans can also personalize their profile by showcasing their favorite collectibles and choosing character-based avatars, several of which feature characters from the upcoming film, Frozen 2.

“Disney’s library of content is a treasure trove spanning more than 90 years, filled to the brim with culturally iconic characters,” said Tobin Lent, VP & Global General Manager of Topps Digital. “We’re thrilled to be able to tap into this expansive collection, bringing the magic of Disney directly to fans all over the world through a re-imagined collectibles experience in the palm of their hands.”

This collaboration brings yet another major IP to Topps’ already impressive digital collectibles app portfolio. Disney Collect! by Topps is the third app from the iconic trading card brand affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, joining Star Wars™: Card Trader and Marvel Collect! by Topps.

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group Names Jon Cooke Creative Director

Denver, CO – November 18, 2019 – Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group (“13FEG”), the premier multi-state operator of theme park-quality haunted houses, escape rooms, and related immersive live-entertainment events, today announced the addition of Jon Cooke, founder of Plague Productions, to their team as Creative Director based in Los Angeles.

Jon Cooke has designed, art directed, and produced attractions for some of the most successful Halloween-themed events in the world. As a designer for Knott’s Scary Farm, Cooke was responsible for groundbreaking attractions such as Special Ops: Infected, Dark Ride, and Paranormal, Inc. While at Plague Productions, Cooke designed themed attractions around the globe including Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Knott’s Scary Farm, Trans Studio: Indonesia. As vocalist for the deathcore metal band, Winds of Plague, Cooke has released numerous albums and toured extensively within the United States and internationally. Taking the two worlds of themed entertainment and live performance, Cooke has melded his experience into creating visionary ways to horrify the masses.

Jon served as Creative Director of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, a 13FEG attraction, for the 2019 season. “Working with Jon, and watching his creative vision come to life was such a pleasure. I could not be happier to add this premier industry professional to our team,” said Chris Stafford, CEO of Thirteenth Floor.

“Words cannot describe my excitement to take on the role of Creative Director for the industry juggernaut, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group. It was a great experience working with 13FEG to bring to life the world of ‘Midnight Falls’ at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride this year, and I cannot wait to dig in and create new worlds across the country with the amazingly talented people at 13FEG at their various incredible attractions. I bleed haunted houses and feel the highest level of gratitude for the opportunity to create on the broad extent of the Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group,” said Cooke.

We Happy Few’s Final Expansion Out Now

FRISCO, Texas – Nov. 19, 2019 – Gearbox Publishing and Compulsion Games today announced that We All Fall Down, the explosive finale to We Happy Few, is now available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation® 4. Players can purchase We All Fall Down for $7.99 or the Season Pass bundle which includes the Lightbearer, They Came from Below, and We All Fall Down expansions for $19.99. We All Fall Down follows Victoria Byng who has come to terms with the dark and twisted reality that was once hidden by the psychedelic drug, Joy. Whip in hand, Victoria sets out to rid Wellington Wells of Joy, saving the people from starvation and addiction.

We All Fall Down returns to the dark origins of We Happy Few’s drug-riddled world and eliminates survival mechanics in favor of fast-paced action and storytelling. As Victoria Byng, players must wrestle with the effects of withdrawal, speak out against the government, and take up arms against the Bobbies to shine a light on the dismal truth of society. To accomplish her mission, Victoria can maneuver around the city’s rooftops, engage in close combat with her whip, and stealthily take out opponents from afar with the new dart gun.

“We Happy Few has continued to evolve since its debut back in 2015. The team at Compulsion has been continually listening to player feedback and has taken the game to new heights throughout its development,” Matt Charles, Head of Production, at Gearbox Publishing said. “We All Fall Down applies that feedback with a focus on deep storytelling and engaging gameplay. While this is the end of the story for Wellington Wells, we’re very proud to have helped bring We Happy Few to more fans around the world.”

We All Fall Down offers a new and improved way to experience We Happy Few:

  • Tour Wellington Wells at its absolute most dire
  • Crack the whip across the face of your foes in a snappy take on combat
  • Take the stealthy route with a shocking dart gun
  • Climb across the rooftops in a stealthy spin on We Happy Few exploration
  • Stick it to the system swiftly – there’s no time for eating, sleeping, and crafting while the world falls apart

Players can experience all three chapters of the We Happy Few story with the Season Pass, available on Steam, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4:

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/919000/We_Happy_Few__Season_Pass/

Xbox: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/we-happy-few-season-pass/bqnrbjthh8d9?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

PlayStation: https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0292-CUSA09406_00-WEHAPPYFEWSP0000

RAGE 2: TerrorMania Launch Trailer

11/18/2019 – RAGE 2’s latest expansion, RAGE 2: TerrorMania, is available now on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Players can dive in now to explore the Deadlands, the twisted and cursed alternate reality of the wasteland. Slice down skeletal goons with a powerful new sword (that doubles as a cursed-gate opening key) and discover warped versions of familiar locations as well as brand new locales. Track down fragments of the shattered NecroDisc and shut the gateway to this alternate dimension for good.

Check out the RAGE 2: TerrorMania launch trailer:

RAGE 2: TerrorMania is available on all platforms, downloadable from the in-game store for 500 RAGE Coins ($5). Players can also pick up a special TerrorMania Digital Deluxe Upgrade for 1750 RAGE Coins ($17.50) which includes:

-RAGE 2: TerrorMania expansion
-Cult of the Death God mission
-Reaper Assault Rifle weapon skin
-Wasteland Celebrity Phoenix vehicle skin
-Mutant Monster Truck vehicle skin

Wargaming Helps Raise Money to Restore USS Batfish

Austin, TX, November 15, 2019 – Wargaming has partnered with Muskogee War Memorial Park to raise money to repair the USS Batfish, which experienced extensive damage due to flooding earlier this year. The USS Batfish was integral to naval warfare in WWII, sinking 15 Japanese ships, including three Japanese submarines in just 76 hours, making her the most successful submarine killing sub in history.

The campaign kicks off today with the “Save the Batfish” in-game package. Players will have the opportunity to donate $10 to restore the historic WWII submarine and will receive special rewards for their contributions. Items include eight Dragon Flags and a combat patch similar to the patch worn by the sailors who served on the submarine.

“Working to preserve these ships and their history is part of our mission to ensure future generations can fully understand and remember those who served,” said Ray Hazlip, Regional Publishing Producer at Wargaming  “Our community has shown us how passionate they are about preserving naval history as two years ago they raised approximately $300,000 to restore the USS Texas.”

The goal is to help the museum reach $150,000 to cover repairs, which include sandblasting, painting, relocation, a new stabilization platform, and interior floor tiles and gauges which were all damaged by the water. The submarine is an important piece of WWII naval history that the museum wants to protect for future generations.

“To those who do not see it, the Batfish represents a weird roadside attraction dedicated to crazy sailors who wanted to honor their lost friends. To the inquisitive mind with an eye for history, a visitor can learn about the value of service, the impact that the United States Submarine Force had on the war in the pacific,” explained Brent Trout, Executive Director of the Muskogee War Memorial Park. “Simply put, our World War II submarine museums are in danger. Some of them are well funded and in the right place, but others are in jeopardy of being scrapped. Protecting the USS Batfish means saving history and protecting the sacrifice of every sailor who called a submarine home.”

Donations will be taken through GoFundMe as well as in the game. On November 22, players will have the opportunity to learn more about the USS Batfish’s history as Nicholas Moran (The_Chieftain) hosts a Charity Stream.

Further details on the campaign can be found here.