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WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge Final Call

January 17, 2019 – Today, 2K issued a final call for entries in the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, an international contest that will pit one winner against WWE 2K19 Cover Superstar AJ Styles for an opportunity to defeat him in the game and win the cash prize.

Participation in the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, for those needing a refresher, involves four simple steps via PlayStation 4 or Xbox One:

  • Beat the in-game WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Tower;
  • Submit a winning promotional video that shows why you would beat AJ Styles in WWE 2K19;
  • Make it to the semifinal round of competition and beat three other semifinalists in WWE 2K19;
  • As the finalist, compete one-on-one in WWE 2K19 against AJ Styles – and defeat him – to win one million dollars.

The final deadline for all WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge entries is 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Looking for some inspiration to get started on your quest toward one million dollars? Watch “The Phenomenal One” explain how to beat the Million Dollar Tower and complete step one of entry in this new video:

In addition, what could make for an eye-catching promo? Check out several consumers who have already thrown down the gauntlet in their promotional videos – as seen here, here and here.

Four semifinalists will travel to New York City for an unforgettable WrestleMania 35 weekend and be recognized as among the world’s best WWE 2K19 players as they face off to determine who will compete against AJ Styles.

For more information on WWE 2K19 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #WWE2K19 and #NeverSayNever or subscribe on YouTube. Full details about the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge can be found below and at wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge.

Vortiger Coming to For Honor Year 3 Season 1

SAN FRANCISCO — January 16, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that the Black Prior, a new Dark Hero, will be joining the Knight Faction in For Honor® with the launch of Year 3, Season 1 on January 31 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices and Windows PC. This Season officially kicks off Year 3, which will bring four new Heroes, new maps, seasonal events and gameplay updates along the way.

The Black Priors are heavy heroes who wield a large kite shield and longsword. These dark agents fight alongside the Knights but are free from the code of chivalry. Whatever victory’s cost, the Black Priors will pay the price. Once Apollyon’s faithful warriors, today they fight with their leader, Vortiger, reinventing their legacy and bringing chaos to the battlefield. The Black Prior will be immediately playable for all owners of the Year 3 pass on January 31, while all other players will be able to unlock the Black Prior on February 7 for 15,000 Steel.

In line with the Hero improvements introduced during the past year, Year 3, Season 1 will introduce additional Hero updates to improve the roster, focusing on the Shugoki, Warlord and Peacekeeper. Additionally, a new Dominion map, “Harbor”, will be added free for all For Honor players on January 31. “Harbor” is a port town on the shores of Lake Eitrivatnen where the Black Priors once helped the Knights defend against their enemies. Ruthless strategies helped them win battles with impossible odds. The port still holds immense strategic value for its location and continues to be a highly contested area.

Full details for For Honor Year 3, Season 1 and Vortiger will be revealed on a special Warrior’s Den livestream on January 24 at 9:00 am PT on the For Honor Twitch channel, https://www.twitch.tv/forhonorgame.

For Honor Year 3, Season 1 joins the recently released Marching Fire expansion, which added a new faction of Heroes, 4v4 Breach Mode and unlimited PvE Arcade Mode to nearly two years of continuous post-launch support and improvements since February 2017. For Honor will continue to receive new content and in-game events in 2019 with Year of the Harbinger.

For those looking to receive seven days of exclusive access to new Year 3 Heroes at the time of their launch, the Year 3 Pass is now available and is included in the For Honor Complete Edition.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios,* For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer modes. Players embody warriors of the four great factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings, the deadly Samurai and the fearsome Wu Lin – fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The Art of Battle, the game’s innovative combat system that puts players in total control of their warriors, allows them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each Hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way.

For more information about For Honor, please visit forhonorgame.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/forhonorgame and on Twitter at twitter.com/forhonorgame.

Project Winter Release Date and Gameplay Trailer

January 16, 2019 – Other Ocean Interactive confirmed its online-multiplayer game of teamwork and betrayal, Project Winter, will launch in Early Access, February 7, 2019. View the adventure of survival and deceit in Project Winter’s new gameplay trailer . Other Ocean Interactive’s development team will be hosting a one time open beta from February 1-3rd, 2019. Sign up is available at projectwinter.co.

Project Winter is an 8-person, multiplayer game focused on social deception and survival where players are randomly assigned to the role of Traitor or Survivor. Players must gather resources, repair structures, and brave the wilderness together – but beware of traitors within the group who will be steadily gaining strength as the match progresses and whose only goal is to stop the survivors by any (and often hilarious) means necessary. Communication and teamwork are essential to the survivors’ ultimate goal of escape.

Project Winter will release into early access on the Steam Store, Humble Bundle, and Greenman Gaming ​for Windows PC, with controller support for USD 19.99. The game was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador with valued support from the Canada Media Fund.

Key Features

  • Survive & Escape in this 8-person multiplayer game of Teamwork & Betrayal.
  • Escape to Survive – As a survivor among a group of strangers, you will have to collect resources, battle the elements and complete a series of tasks to call in one of several rescue vehicles.
  • Hidden Roles – Among the group of survivors lurk hidden traitors. The traitors are known to each other but not the survivors. Their goal is to stop the survivors from escaping without being identified and killed.
  • Teamwork – Survivors cannot escape unless they work together. Players who wander off on their own will have difficulty surviving the elements, can fall victim to hostile wildlife, or become easy targets for the traitors.
  • Communication – There are several ways to communicate with other players, including proximity-based voice chat, private voice chat radio channels, text chat, and emotes – communication is vital if the survivors have any hope of completing their tasks and defending against the traitors.
  • Betrayal & Deception – The traitors are outnumbered and weak when the game begins, they may infiltrate the survivors and earn their trust while they build up their strength. Survivors can never be 100% sure of who to trust. The traitors can take advantage of this by spreading lies and setting the survivors against each other.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Legacy of the First Blade Ep 2 Out Now

SAN FRANCISCO — January 15, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Shadow Heritage, the second episode in the first post-launch story arc for Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Legacy of the First Blade, is now available across all available platforms.

In Shadow Heritage, a letter from Darius leads players to investigate a mystery through which the hero will come face to face with a new threat, The Tempest, a mastermind of naval battle who commands her own fleet. With her superior naval techniques and deadly weaponry, she will stop at nothing to ensure the hero’s demise.

Each episode of Legacy of the First Blade will feature a new ability for each branch of the skill tree: Hunter, Warrior and Assassin. The first episode, Hunted, introduced a new Assassin ability, and in Shadow Heritage players will discover a new Hunter ability, Rapid Fire. It will allow players to rapidly shoot arrows without having to reload with the firing speed increasing with each skill level and will be a valuable skill to all players, not only those with a Hunter playstyle.

To access Shadow Heritage, players must have completed Hunted, the first episode of Legacy of the First Blade, and the Naxos questline in Chapter 7 of the main story of the game, and must have reached character level 28 or above.

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey post-launch plan is the biggest and most ambitious in the franchise, and the launch of Legacy of the First Blade is just the beginning for players who wish to progress further with new content in Ancient Greece. Season pass owners will access two major episodic storylines, Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis. Players can dive into new episodes as they premiere, or experience the epic adventures in their entirety once all episodes are available. The season pass also includes Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed® Liberation Remastered and will be released this March.

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass, which includes the two story arcs Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis, can be purchased for $39.99. Legacy of the First Blade is also available separately for $24.99. The first episode, Hunted, and second episode, Shadow Heritage, are now downloadable for players who already own the season pass or Gold Edition. The third episode of Legacy of the First Blade will complete the story arc beginning of March.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: assassinscreed.com.

LucidSound Now Shipping LS41 Wireless Surround Headset

San Diego, CA – January 15th, 2019 – LucidSound®, the fastest growing gaming headset brand, announced today shipping of the LS41 Wireless Surround Headset, a premium surround sound, multi-format headset and a new flagship model for the Company.

Available now via Amazon and other leading gaming retailers, the LS41 features wireless audio when used with PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, and can also be used with Nintendo®Switch™ and other mobile devices via the 3.5mm wired connection.

With a premium build quality usually reserved for audiophile grade headsets, the LS41has been expertly tuned by audio engineers and offers a clear leap in quality when compared to other gaming headsets. Featuring a host of meaningful upgrades over the previous LS40, the all-new LS41 uses a best-in-class 2.4GHz wireless connection, delivering uncompressed audio when used with modern consoles. In addition, the LS41 features rich DTS® Headphone:X® 7.1 Surround Sound allowing players to accurately identify placement of team mates and enemies. The high-capacity rechargeable battery provides up to 20 hours of use between charges and the upgraded drivers deliver superior amplification for remarkably accurate audio without distortion. The earcups feature the signature LucidSound control scheme, but now sport an oval design, better fitting the ear and providing a more comfortable experience along with greater noise isolation.

“I am very excited about the positive response from the gaming community to our new product line including the LS25 eSports headset, the LS31 and the LS35X,” said Chris Von Huben, CEO of LucidSound. “The LS41 is our flagship gaming headset product designed for exceptional audio quality, comfort and performance.”

Universal Studios Unveils Grad Bash Musical Lineup

Universal City, CA, January 15, 2019 –Universal Studios Hollywood’s annual Grad Bash celebration rolls out the red carpet for graduating seniors, inviting the Class of 2019 to party Hollywood-style on select nights during this year’s event.

The premier event kicks off with performances by world-renowned DJ, Marshmello.  Kaskade keeps the party going, followed by performances by multi-platinum, award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Derulo.

Select dates and performances are as follows:

  • Friday, May 17 – Marshmello
  • Thursday, May 23 – Marshmello
  • Thursday, May 30 – Kaskade
  • Friday, May 31 – Kaskade
  • Thursday, June 6 – Jason Derulo
  • Friday, June 7 – Kaskade

            Highlights of Grad Bash also include dance parties hosted by radio station DJs, a silent disco, fun photo ops and access to Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill rides and attractions.

Grad Bash begins at 5:00 p.m., then from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. becomes transformed into a party exclusively for the Class of 2019.

Advance reservations are required, and it is recommended that schools book early as this in-demand event will sell out.  For more information and to purchase tickets, school administrators can visitwww.UniversalYouthPrograms.com/graduation/grad-bash\ or call 800-436-8802.  Meal options, pre-party and post-event breakfast packages are available.

Hitman HD Enhanced Collection Launch Trailer

Burbank, Calif. – Jan. 11, 2019 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive today announced the launch of Hitman™ HD Enhanced Collection, featuring Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution in 4K resolution and 60 frames per second (fps). The two remastered classics are now available digitally for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X.

 

The Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness Trailer

January 11, 2019 – Isle of Madness, the latest and largest story expansion to date for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, officially releases on January 24 for PC, iOS, and Android devices. The trailer for the expansion dropped today, giving a glimpse into the emotionally intense story that follows a desperate father who’s willing to take a trip into madness to save his son.

With new card and lane mechanics, a theme of transformation and insanity and a story that offers a mixture of both hilarity and tragedy, Legends players are in for a sweet(roll) treat. Beginning today, players can visit The Elder Scrolls: Legends website to pre-order and find more information on Isle of Madness. While you’re there, be sure to check out the new Prince of Madness card back, available to all players who pre-order or purchase the three-chapter bundle upon release.

Isle of Madness is available for pre-order for $19.99 and includes all three chapters, one card back and one title. The Premium Map Bundle is available for pre-order for $49.99 and includes all three chapters, one card back, one premium card back, two titles and all Isle of Madness cards unlocked, premium, and playable upon release. Isle of Madness will also be available upon release for the in-game price of 1000 Gold per chapter, or $19.99 for all three chapters plus the Prince of Madness card back.

Stay tuned to The Elder Scrolls: Legends on Twitter to stay updated on the latest Legends news. Also, be on the lookout for early card reveals as we begin to ramp up the excitement for Legends’ most ambitious journey yet.

Mad Catz Unveils New Line of S.T.R.I.K.E. Gaming Keyboards

Kowloon, Hong Kong – January 10th, 2019 – Mad Catz Global Limited, leading gaming hardware innovators for nearly 30 years, today announced an all-new line of S.T.R.I.K.E. professional gaming keyboards, including a S.T.R.I.K.E. with ultra-reliable mechanical keys, ideal for the Esports community.

Expected to begin shipping from Spring 2019, the S.T.R.I.K.E. range is a perfect addition to the Company’s recently announced range of G.L.I.D.E.™ gaming surfaces and R.A.T.™ mice., forming part of a complete PC eco-system. With two S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboards to choose from, gamers can pick the keyboard that suits their preference and budget.

Armed with Cherry mechanical switches, the S.T.R.I.K.E.4+ is the gamers’ new secret weapon. Tested to withstand at least 50 million hits, the Cherry switches provide perfect travel and precision every time. With anti-ghosting featuring on every key, gamers can combine with the powerful F.L.U.X. software, which allows for staggering customization and control over every aspect of the keyboard including individual key lighting and control over the USB report rate. Chameleon RGB Lighting baths the keyboard in 16.8 million colors, fully adjustable and customizable via the F.L.U.X. software and creating a new standard in keyboard lighting.

Elegantly simple, yet built to withstand the rigors of professional gaming, the S.T.R.I.K.E.2+ is precision-engineered to provide impressive durability. With a toughened aluminum faceplate designed to withstand the most heated of gaming sessions, the S.T.R.I.K.E.2+ is created with a double-shot injection process, fusing the chassis together and creating a seamless and extremely durable keyboard, battle-ready and always maintaining a clean and minimalist appearance.

The S.T.R.I.K.E.2+ features a custom designed membrane, mimicking the reliability and precision of a mechanical keyboard, but without the associated noise. A 26 key anti-ghosting matrix gives gamers the power they crave, and the advanced Chameleon RGB Lighting can be programmed to adjust speed and brightness.

“Earlier this week we were pleased to announce the shipping of our G.L.I.D.E. Gaming Surfaces, the perfect partner to out new range of R.A.T. mice. We’re delighted to grow our range of professional PC hardware yet further, with the new range of S.T.R.I.K.E. gaming keyboards,” said Selena Chang, Director of Sales and Operations for Mad Catz Global Limited, “We remain seriously committed to the PC gaming community, aiming to deliver an entire eco-system of high quality hardware, designed to use the latest technology and engineering prowess to provide a winning edge. We look forward to shipping these products soon and to announcing further product in the year to come.”

Additional information on all products is available at: www.madcatz.com.

Ace Comat 7: Skies Unknown Multiplayer Trailer

January 10, 2018 – The art of aerial dogfighting is one of the most dynamic forms of combat, experienced in three dimensions, setting the stage for a highly unique and challenging battleground. Now, with ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN’s multiplayer mode, players can enter dogfights with their friends and coordinate battle strategy to take out opposing players.

ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN’s multiplayer mode will consist of two gameplay variants; the first variant takes on a team death match format featuring 4 vs. 4 dogfights. The second multiplayer variant takes on a traditional death match format, enabling up to eight players to blow each other out of the sky. In both multiplayer modes, only players with skill, guile, and determination will taste victory!

ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN is flying at supersonic speeds towards its January 18th launch date in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. The PC via STEAM® version of ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN will be available on January 31, 2019.