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Running Universal to Feature DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls in April

Universal City, CA, January 21, 2020 – Ready to get fit in 2020? Fitness buffs, runners, kids and walkers alike are invited to join Trolls Poppy, Branch, Guy Diamond and your favorite DreamWorks Animation characters in Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest “Running Universal” race with a hair-raising tribute to DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls franchise on Sunday, April 26. The event features a 5K, a Kid’s 1K and a 10K run.

All participants will receive a collectible finisher medal featuring their favorite Trolls characters, hair and all! Runners who complete the 5K can choose between colorful Poppy or Branch medals, while those who complete the 10K will receive a sparkly medal featuring the energetic Guy Diamond. Kids who run the 1K will receive their own exclusive medallion.

This spirited run invites guests to get in the groove and find their happy place as they navigate the theme park and portions of the world-famous backlot while being entertained by characters from the 2016 animated blockbuster and the upcoming sequel, Trolls World Tour (in theaters April 17, 2020), including Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick in the films), Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) and Guy Diamond, among other DreamWorks Animation characters such as Shrek®, Princess Fiona and Puss in Boots; Po and Tigress, as well as Alex and King Julien.

Registration is now open, but space is limited. Click here for race times, to register and to learn more about the various ticket packages, including Standard, VIP and Play All Day, which includes a one-day park admission to Universal Studios Hollywood. All packages include complimentary parking and post-race refreshments and beverages.

“Running Universal” featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls characters continues Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular “Running Universal” series, which launched with last year’s popular “Minion Run” and “Jurassic World Run.” These unique runs offer participants unprecedented access to sprint their way through Universal Studios Hollywood and parts of Universal Studios’ historic backlot, made famous in more than 8,000 movies and television shows.

Universal Orlando Resort will be hosting its inaugural Running Universal Epic Character Race 5K and 10K weekend on February 1-2, 2020. For more information about “Running Universal” events both in Hollywood and Orlando, visit runninguniversal.com.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics Available for Pre-Order

SEATTLE – January 21, 2020 – En Masse Entertainment, a player-focused publisher dedicated to delivering great games and service, today launched pre-purchase for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, the upcoming strategy RPG developed by BonusXP and based on the Netflix Original Series. The title will launch for the Nintendo Switch™ system, PlayStation®4 entertainment system, Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and PC/Mac via Steam, GOG.com, and the En Masse Launcher on February 4, 2020, with an MSRP of $19.99, (£16.99, and €17.99). Fans can now secure their digital pre-purchase on Switch™, Xbox One, and PC/Mac, with the PS4™ system version available for purchase at release.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics reimagines the world of The Dark Crystal as a tactical strategy game. In turn-based combat, players lead the Gelfling resistance by using guile, planning, and cunning to outwit their foes. Units can be customized with gear, abilities, and an expansive job system to tackle more than 50 unique missions in the game. During battles, dynamic events and environmental effects that create tactical opportunities or put the Gelfling forces at risk, necessitating rapid changes in strategy to keep players on their toes. These variables, alongside a wide range of different characters and party compositions make for battles that are highly replayable. After completing the game, players can take on a New Game+ mode that offers even more challenge. Missions are wrapped in a narrative that will see players re-live key moments from the Netflix Original Series, while also experiencing never-before-seen events that reveal more about the world of Thra and its inhabitants.

Published by En Masse Entertainment and developed by BonusXP, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will release digitally for Nintendo Switch™, PS4™ system, Xbox One, and PC/Mac via Steam, GOG.com, and the En Masse Launcher on February 4, 2020 priced at $19.99, £16.99, and €17.99. The title has been rated “E for Everyone” by the ESRB.

Frostpunk The Last Autumn Launch Trailer

Warsaw, Poland – January 21st, 2020 — 11 bit studios is exceedingly proud to announce that The Last Autumn, Frostpunk’s biggest and most complex scenario yet, launches today on PC and is available via Steam and GOG. Available as part of the Frostpunk Season Pass released in August, this massive expansion is also available for purchase separately for $16.99.

The Last Autumn is a riveting prequel story taking place before the endless winter that the Frostpunk universe is known for most. Experience the events that lead to an icy cataclysm and the construction of Frostpunk’s iconic Generator. Working conditions will be harsh and not everyone will be happy with the situation at hand. Some of your people — albeit they shouldn’t know it — could even pay the ultimate price as they strive together to give humankind its last and only hope. It’s up to you to weigh the stakes and decide how much you’re willing to sacrifice for the greater good of humanity.

“Everyone associates Frostpunk with snow and winter, so our goal was to provide them with something totally new and change the tone of the game a bit. It was a challenge, but the result is the biggest and the most tone-nuanced scenario in the whole Frostpunk universe” – says Kuba Stokalski, Frostpunk Lead Designer.

Frostpunk: The Last Autumn new features:

  • A prequel story set in a new environment not yet covered by snow that allows players to construct the Generator from the ground up to prepare their society for the upcoming winter.
  • A new Endless Mode variant — Builders — that redefines the challenges players will face by providing different setups and solutions.
  • Two new Books of Laws allowing players to shape their society in previously unknown ways.
  • New threats and issues to deal with such as toxic gases and workers going on strike.
  • Influence society in creative new ways from establishing labour unions to outright manipulation.
  • New technology tree, inventions to discover, and resources to obtain.
  • 25 new buildings to construct such as docks, a telegraph station, a labour union building and more.
  • New social classes including Convicts — a cheap and obedient workforce.
  • Discover even more new mechanics and tweaks to gameplay.

The Frostpunk Season Pass ($24.49) grants access to all three DLC packs: The Rifts ($4.99), The Last Autumn ($16.99), and the unannounced pack codenamed “Project TVADGYCGJR” ($12.99). If you don’t have the Season Pass, each DLC pack can be bought separately. All expansions will arrive on consoles at a later date.

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme vs Maxiboost On Coming to America

Santa Clara, Calif., (January 21, 2020) – Leading anime video game developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. today announced that MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON will officially be coming to the Americas for the first time on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. The 2-on-2 EXTREME VS fighting game was originally released exclusively for Japanese arcades in 2010.

Set in the globally iconic GUNDAM universe, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON enables players to take 2-on-2 PVP combat to the next level with Mobile Suits spanning the entire breadth of the franchise’s history. In total, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON features 183 playable units from 36 different GUNDAM iterations, each with unique abilities designed to match any fan’s personal playstyle. Players can choose between three different EX Burst Systems—Fighting Burst, Extend Burst and Shooting Burst—to coordinate with allies and lay waste to all that stand—or fly—in their way.

“The EXTREME VS series is known for its high-octane brand of PVP Mobile Suit battles, and MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON is primed to take that style of combat to awesome new heights never-before-seen by GUNDAM fans in the Americas,” said Abelina Villegas, Associate Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We can’t wait for Western fans to get their first taste of the title that’s captivated Japanese arcade-players for years when it finally makes its console debut on the PlayStation 4.”

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON offers 1–4 player online co-op and PVP play. The title will feature Japanese voiceover with English subtitles.

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON will be available in the Americas for PlayStation®4. For more information regarding MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON or other products from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com, or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation on Twitter at: https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

Disintegration Technical Beta Trailer

January 21, 2020 – Private Division and V1 Interactive have revealed a new trailer for Disintegration, which spotlights next week’s multiplayer technical beta.

The closed beta for the new first-person shooter from Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, will begin on January 28 on PS4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.

The closed beta times are as follows:

  • Tuesday | Jan 28, 2020 | 8am PT-11:59pm PT***
  • Wednesday | Jan 29, 2020 | 8am PT-11:59pm PT***

The open beta will run shortly after, starting on January 31st and running through February 1st. Both betas will allow players to test two of the three frenetic multiplayer game modes that will be available in the full game at launch.

If you’re interested in participating in the closed beta and would like to request a code for coverage purposes, please let us know.

For more information regarding the Disintegration technical betas, including details about public registration for the closed beta, please visit https://www.disintegrationgame.com

The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters Full Release Trailer

January 21, 2020 – Headup and Devespresso Games are pleased to announce the full release of The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters, an atmospheric, story-driven Korean survival horror game on Steam and GOG for PC, Mac and Linux on January 28 at €14.99 / $14.99 / £11.99. The game explores universal themes of friendship, bullying and the pressure to achieve well in a distinctly Korean setting.

The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters continues the dark and sinister adventure from The Coma: Recut with players journeying beyond the deserted Sehwa High School and into the surrounding district. Featuring vibrant, hand-illustrated visuals by Minho Kim combined with a nightmare-fueled story of a relentless slasher by T. L. Riven, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters precariously balances the urgency of exploration with the need for survival.

Since its Early Access launch in November 2019, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters received raving user reviews with 98% of the Steam players posting positive reviews and gaining ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ status in the last 30 days.

New players will not require familiarity with the story from The Coma: Recut. The sequel follows the journey of a new protagonist, Mina Park and her first experience in the Shadow Realm. Those who are familiar with the story will be rewarded for their knowledge of the lore and cameo appearances from returning characters.

The game’s save data will be reset at release, and the game will offer new surprises, hidden rooms, 10 new achievements, and an all-new ending that was not available during Early Access. A new Art Book, Soundtrack, and Two Skins will be introduced at release which will be available to purchase separately or as part of the bundle:

● The Full Game: €14.99 / $14.99 / £11.99
● Soundtrack: €3.99 / $3.99 / £3.19
● Art Book: €3.99 / $3.99 / £3.19
● 2 Character Skins (price per skin): €1.99 / $1.99 / £1.69
● Deluxe Bundle (Game + Soundtrack + Art Book + 2 Skins): €22.99 / $22.99 / £18.49

Two Skins are available at release and will be included in the Deluxe Bundle:

● Locks of Love – Featuring an avatar and portraits with a new hairstyle
● Winter Princess – Featuring the Sehwa winter school uniform

Additional skins are planned for post-release including ‘School Bully’, ‘Summer Child’, ‘Model Student’, ‘Local Celeb’, ‘Beach Bum’, and ‘Gamer Girl’.

As announced in November, Early Access buyers will receive a free Art Book and an eerie Original Soundtrack at release.

Panzer Corps 2 Gets Release Date

January 20, 2020 – March 19th is a day every strategy gamer will want to mark on his calendar: after nine years of intense development, Panzer Corps 2 will be released on all major PC stores. It took a long time to re-invent a classic. The original Panzer Corps sold over a million units since its release and won multiple awards. It wasn’t an easy task to follow in the footsteps of its spiritual predecessor, but Panzer Corps managed to capture the imagination of all strategy fans by delivering a modern product within a classic gameplay framework; and they loved it for that.

Now it’s time to move to a new dimension. Panzer Corps 2 lands on the Unreal engine, with a set of close to 500 hyper-detailed 3d models, incredibly detailed terrain, an exceptionally intuitive UI and the slickest animations.

The art department is only one of many areas where the new Panzer Corps is shining. Its creator Alex Shargin has reimagined a game to please the eyes of a modern audience while keeping its roots firmly into the heritage of a classic. There is no other way to say it: Panzer Corps 2 is the ultimate turn-based WWII strategy game.

Pascal’s Wager Launch Trailer

SAN FRANCISCO – January 16, 2020 | Giant Network is pleased to announce that Pascal’s Wager is now available for iOS mobile devices on Apple’s App Store! Fans can head to the App Store to be among the first to take off on the mobile adventure of a lifetime! The engrossing Action RPG is available for an affordable price of $6.99 and will be coming to Android in Q2 of 2020, and PC and consoles in the future. As a special launch gift, anyone who buys the game on iOS before the end of March 1st will receive an exclusive bonus costume ‘Heroic Herald outfit’ for Terrence. The costume is expected to be added to the game in February.

Rivaling games found on traditional consoles, Pascal’s Wager sports industry-leading visuals, audio, and gameplay features. Developed by veterans of some of the world’s largest game studios, Pascal’s Wager has been lovingly crafted to bring players a world-first vision of the future of mobile gaming.

Pascal’s Wager provides several unique graphics settings for the iPhone 6S and above that take advantage of the cutting-edge chip and display technology used by the iPhone 11 and iPad Pro. As a result, the game offers users an incredibly smooth gaming experience with the skillful tactfulness of touch or controller.

In Pascal’s Wager, the world is shrouded in dark mist, where light is dim and mysterious. Because of this, people have become erratic and are confused by the secrets behind it. While playing, gamers will be able to experience the lives of multiple characters. They will engage in an enthralling story while exploring an adventure-filled world lost in mystery. Along the way, players will fight against insurmountable odds, take on diabolically epic bosses, and embrace the tough realities of Truth and Death. All of this is accompanied by an incredibly detailed soundtrack that is second-to-none as it is performed by a full symphony orchestra to deliver a truly masterful experience.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV Diplomacy Trailer

Burlingame, Calif. – January 16, 2020 – KOEI TECMO America revealed the diplomacy and plot gameplay features for their greatly-anticipated strategy game, Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV (RTK14). The return of the iconic franchise is set to launch across the West on February 28, 2020 for the PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.

In RTK14, it’s important to have a large number of forces surrounding you, and actively pursuing relations with allies and the opposition is required to succeed in battle. ‘Goodwill’ with another army can be improved through gifts such as gold, supplies, or specialty goods — and as goodwill increases, relations will improve with a possibility of forming an alliance. Forming an alliance prevents the player from attacking their new partners or conquering their territory, but at the same time allows them to maintain their supply lines while passing through ally territory. As the bond between the forces deepen, players can even request their ally to attack an opponent to help improve any dire situation. If an alliance isn’t working, or no longer useful, it can be annulled allowing the forces to be separated.

Additionally, players can take advantage of ally units by using ‘Plots’. As the game progresses, this becomes a key way to weaken an enemy force. RTK14 offers players a total of five types of schemes: Hidden Poison, Estrange, Placation, Unattended Home and Dual Destruction – allowing different strategies to be used depending on the situation at hand. Hidden Poison lowers the development and public order of the targeted Force, and can cause bandits from foreign tribes to appear. Estrange lowers the loyalty of the target officer through bad rumors about their ruler. Placation targets the people of free areas, or areas under the control of other forces, in order to gain control of the area core. Unattended Home incites a viceroy or governor into leaving their current Force and going it along. Finally, Dual Destruction spreads damaging rumors about one Force within the territory of another. The success of any of these schemes can have a massive impact on the overall battle situation, though failure can cause relations with the affected force to grow considerably worse.

Increasing relations with foreign units is also important as only non-enemy units can be forced to surrender. Using the ‘Foreign’ function, players can request the return of captured officers as well as use the Order Surrender command. Careful planning and preparation are required to ensure that a surrender is successful.

Romance of The Three Kingdoms XIV is now available for pre-order. Those who purchase any version of the game within the first two weeks of launch will be able to download the additional scenario ‘Battle of Yiling’ for free.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 Official Trailer

January 16, 2020 – Part Three finds Sabrina reeling from the harrowing events of Part Two. Though she defeated her father Lucifer, the Dark Lord remains trapped within the human prison of her beloved boyfriend, Nicholas Scratch. Sabrina can’t live with herself, knowing that Nick made the ultimate sacrifice and is suffering, burning in Hell under Madam Satan’s watchful eye. So with an assist from her mortal friends, “The Fright Club” (consisting of Harvey, Rosalind, and Theo), Sabrina makes it her mission to free him from eternal damnation and bring him back into her arms. However, the Dark Lord’s unseating has sent shockwaves through the realms—and, with no one on the throne, Sabrina must assume the title of “Queen” to defend it against a challenger, the handsome Prince of Hell Caliban. Meanwhile, in Greendale, a mysterious carnival rolls into town, bringing with it a threat to the Spellmans and the coven: A tribe of pagans looking to resurrect an ancient evil…

Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Gavin Leatherwood, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson, Michelle Gomez, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson.

Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.