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Transport Fever Announced with Trailer

April 11, 2016 – More than a visionary, you are the heart of the economy, giving life to the cities and shaping their futures as you conduct the flow of commerce through elegantly designed networks of transit and shipping in Transport Fever, coming to PC later this fall.

Whether by land or sea or air, Transport Fever draws upon 150+ years of history with over 120 detailed trains, aircraft, ships, buses, trams, and trucks that age as time passes.

Construct stations, harbors, and airports, linking hubs of trade to meet the needs of evolving cities and shifting populations. Upgrade your infrastructure to keep up with the times and connect cargo chains to enable economic growth as you establish your transportation empire.

Let your imagination run wild in Transport Fever’s endless mode, or put your planning skills to the test in campaign mode with historically inspired missions from Europe and North America. Creating new roads and rails is simple with Transport Fever’s flexible tools, as it features arguably the most intuitive and powerful track construction tools ever seen in a game. This allows any player to easily adapt to, or even modify, the randomly generated terrain.  But the fun doesn’t have to end here, as there will be a wealth of content available to players thanks to game’s extensive modding support through Steam Workshop, which allows players to further explore the depth of their imaginations and create brand new empires.

All of this adds up to make Transport Fever the next generation of transport simulation games, and helps it to represent the next step forward in the  genre that the beloved Transport Tycoon series breathed life into so many years ago.

Coming to PC this fall, Transport Fever is the follow-up to the fan-favorite simulation game, Train Fever, and the second collaboration between Urban Games and Gambitious Digital Entertainment. Transport Fever features an upgraded railroad and street construction system, brand new boat and plane transport simulation options, campaign mode and improved UI.

For more information about Transport Fever please visit http://store.steampowered.com/app/446800 or http://www.transportfever.com and follow us on Twitter, @GambitiousInc.

Tropico 5 and Dungeons II Console Launch Dates

Ridgewood, NJ – April 8, 2016Kalypso Media are pleased to confirm that two of its upcoming console titles will launch together on May 24, 2016 across North America and May 27 across Europe and Export territories – with Dungeons 2 arriving as a console exclusive on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and El Presidente making his Xbox One debut complete with exclusive content in Tropico 5 Penultimate Edition.

Dungeons 2 challenges players to assume the role of The Dungeon Lord and craft a network of terrifying dungeons, using its resources to fuel a campaign against the forces of goodliness. Order your servant snots to do your bidding and fill your coffers with gold, amass an army of lurching minions and then head to the surface world of the humans to conquer The Overworld. The Dungeons 2 PlayStation®4 edition will also boast an impressive collection of additional on-disc content including the “Pixieville,” “Morningwood,” “A Chance of Dragons,” “A Song of Sand and Fire,” and “A Clash of Pumpkins” add-on packs, which add more skirmishes, missions and enemies for the Ultimate Evil to eviscerate.

Tropico 5 Penultimate Edition for Xbox One will contain the full version of the acclaimed strategy game plus the ‘Bayo del Ofato,’ ‘Big Cheese,’ ‘Mad World,’ ‘Generalissimo,’ and ‘Joint Venture’ add-ons, as well as five new, exclusive Xbox One sandbox maps, a new controller-optimized user interface and of course Xbox Live Achievements. That’s a lot of content for your Tropician dollars!

To celebrate the long-awaited release date announcement for Tropico 5 Penultimate Edition, the Tropican Ministry of Propaganda and Misinformation has kindly produced a trailer for the Xbox One title, as it prepares to welcome Xbox players to Tropican shores once again.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Now Open at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal City, California, April 7, 2016 – Harry Potter film talent, Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), joined Universal Studios Hollywood’s President, Larry Kurzweil and the Hogwarts Express conductor to officiate today’s eagerly-awaited opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Joining in the celebration were thousands of enthusiastic fans, clad in their favorite Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry house colors to be among the very first to experience the land on opening day.

“I am delighted to see ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ brought to life in a way that is so close to what I imagined when writing the books.  I’m thrilled that Harry Potter fans can now experience the wonderful immersive experience created at Universal Studios Hollywood,” said J.K. Rowling.

“Today is a very exciting and historically significant day for us,” said Larry Kurzweil, President, Universal Studios Hollywood. “This incredible event to celebrate the opening of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ marks the pinnacle of years of hard work and the beginning of a new generation of Universal Studios Hollywood. With over 75 percent completely reimagined, Universal Studios Hollywood is an entirely new theme park destination and we look forward to sharing everything that the Entertainment Capital of L.A. has to offer with visitors from around the world.”

“In Los Angeles, tourism is surging.  We’ve set records each of the last five years and we’re just getting started,” said L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. “’The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ at Universal Studios Hollywood is monumental in expanding our city’s global reach. It sends a message to visitors from across the world that L.A. is a place you and your family have to experience. I’m proud to see this game-changing world-class attraction open. Universal Studios Hollywood’s epic transformation will create new jobs, stimulate hospitality revenues and make our economy stronger.”

More than five years in the making, and inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” has been masterfully recreated with impeccable detail as a real-world interpretation at Universal Studios Hollywood.  The land is faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which serves as its iconic focal point.

From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they read about in the stories or watched on the silver screen.

Upon entering the land through the archway, Hogsmeade bustles to life with the same vitality of a quaint local village: merchants hard at work, a train conductor welcoming new arrivals and a pub packed to the gills with hungry patrons, but with the added element of enthusiastic guests intent on experiencing them all, including the land’s signature ride, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” and the family outdoor coaster, Flight of the Hippogriff™.”

An achievement in pioneering theme park ride technology, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” makes its U.S. debut at Universal Studios Hollywood in hyper-realistic 3D-HD designed to further immerse guests in an already engaging storyline.  The multidimensional thrill ride features a groundbreaking robotics ride system, fused with elaborate filmed action sequences and immersive visceral effects.  In this updated adaptation of the ride, guests sports Quidditch-inspired 3D goggles as they venture through journeys experienced by Harry and his friends, spiraling and pivoting 360-degrees along an elevated ride track on a whirlwind adventure of a lifetime.

Also within “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” the enchanting family coaster, Flight of the Hippogriff™ opens as Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor roller coaster.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in Harry Potter’s world with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverage at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks™, and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer™ carts.

A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with eight retail venues and locations, including Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods.

Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

nDreams Confirms Launch Window for The Assembly

Thursday 7th April, 2016 – nDreams, the UK’s largest developer/publisher solely focused on creating virtual reality (VR) games and experiences, are thrilled to announce that The Assembly – the studio’s first major title for high-end VR headsets – will be released for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this summer and will launch on PlayStation 4 following the release of PlayStation VR.

You can watch The Assembly’s trailer: https://youtu.be/Wuc9Y811Pkk.

The Assembly is an immersive, interactive story in first-person VR where there are two sides to everything. Built from the ground up as a perfect introduction to VR, The Assembly offers an experience where perspectives shift, the truth is never clear, and a question is always left open: When does the end justify the means?

The game centres around the eponymous Assembly, an enigmatic collective that has hidden itself from the world so as to conduct its experiments outside the constraints of government scrutiny and society’s morals. But what secrets is it hiding? What will it sacrifice in the name of progress? That’s for players to discover by taking on the role of two different protagonists, who both have the chance to shake the foundations of this mysterious organisation.

nDreams will be releasing additional information and assets for the game over the coming weeks in the run-up to the game’s launch. For more information, please visit The Assembly’s website,Facebook page, Pinterest board and YouTube playlist.

Also this week, nDreams will be offering all attendees of EGX Rezzed at London’s Tobacco Dock the chance to win one of five free copies of The Assembly, as well as hands-on sessions with a brand new playable demo of the game. For full details, follow this link.

Total War: Warhammer Chaos Gameplay Trailer

April 7, 2016 – Creative Assembly unveils new gameplay for the Chaos Warriors in Total War: WARHAMMER with a massive new Let’s Play video of Chaos Warriors vs. The Empire.

This first-look at the Chaos Warriors showcases a range of Chaos units, from core infantry such as Chaos Marauders and Warriors, to higher-tier monstrosities such as the Chaos Giant and the brutal Hellcannon – a foul instrument which transmutes souls into flesh-searing bolts of arcane energy and hurls them into the enemy ranks.

Accompanied with developer commentary, this land battle also showcases spells from the Lore of Light and Lore of Fire as the two armies clash on the frigid plains of Norsca.

To view the Chaos Warriors in battle for the first time in Total War: WARHAMMER, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MYlmb3gip8&feature=youtu.be

Please note that players will be able to replicate battles such as this in Total War: WARHAMMER’s Custom Battle menu, regardless of whether they own the Chaos Warriors Race Pack.

A fantasy strategy game of legendary proportions, Total War: WARHAMMER combines an addictive turn-based campaign of conquest and empire-building with explosive, colossal, real-time battles, all set in the vivid and incredible world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles. Total War: WARHAMMER will release on May 24th 2016 and is available now to pre-orderhttp://store.steampowered.com/app/364360/.

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Panzerfest Coming to Armored Warfare This Month

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – April 6, 2016 Developer Obsidian Entertainment and global publisher My.com invite players to join the festivities in Armored Warfare. Running from April 6-30 Panzerfest will introduce events and gifts for current and aspiring tank Commanders alike. Panzerfest is the festival name for three separately named activities running during April:

  • April 6-30 – Panzer Welcome Package – Brand-new tank commanders, who enlist during this period, will receive a free Leopard 1 tank and premium time upon entering the game.
  • April 6-13 – Panzer Madness – Existing and new players can earn 1 million credits, premium time, and the Leopard 2AV ICE edition for successfully playing the game.
  • April 14-30 – Panzer Showdown – Join your favorite German faction and earn rewards by helping your selected faction to victory!

Visit the Panzerfest – event page for more information: aw.my.com/lp/13/1/

Armored Warfare is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online tactical military game that puts the player into the world of modern warfare. In Armored Warfare, players get a chance to try the most powerful tools of destruction invented by mankind – from modern main battle tanks to scouts and wheeled vehicles. Using modern defense systems like anti-missile protection and smoke grenades, along with various types of armor and ammunition, players can jump into fast paced battles both in PvP mode and a vast amount of PvE missions.

Download Armored Warfare for free today, visit: aw.my.com.To learn more about Armored Warfare, please visit aw.my.com, ‘Like’ it on Facebook, and follow its development on Twitter @ArmoredWar for all the latest developer updates and news.

Wizarding World Opening Day at Universal Studios Hollywood is Sold Out

Universal City, California, April 5, 2016 – Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood for opening day of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” on April 7 are sold out marking the first time ever that the theme park has had to halt online ticketing transactions.

Anticipation for this long-awaited opening has also translated to the sell-out of all specialty products, including the popular VIP Experience and Front of Line ticket option for opening day, as well as Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9.

“We have been getting ready for this exciting day for the past five years and share the exhilaration with those guests who’ve made April 7th a sell-out day,” said Larry Kurzweil, President, Universal Studios Hollywood. “This incredible consumer demand speaks largely to the arrival of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,’ and the dramatic 75 percent transformation of Universal Studios Hollywood into an entirely new destination.”

Tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood can be purchased via EZ Rez™, the newly introduced, industry-leading online ticketing platform. This innovative, easy-to-use online ticket purchasing system features an array of new consumer benefits designed to enhance visits to The Entertainment Capital of L.A.  This includes premium savings with all online transactions, one-hour early entry to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” and the opportunity to reserve specific date visits.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the all-new “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” and renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour featuring the intense “King Kong 360 3-D” attraction and the “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” thrill ride as the Studio Tour’s grand finale.  Other popular rides include the 3D-HD adventure, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and immersive “Super Silly Fun Land,” the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride,” “Jurassic Park® —The Ride,” “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” the “Nighttime Studio Tour” which runs on select evenings, and soon-to-open “The Walking Dead” permanent attraction, debuting Summer 2016.

Starz Rolls Out Digital Streaming Service

Beverly Hills, Calif. – April 5, 2016 – STARZ, the best overall value in premium pay television and the most watched family of pay TV networks in the United States*, announced the successful launch today of its “STARZ” digital retail service, providing STARZ streaming subscriptions directly to consumers and offering the first-ever download capabilities from a premium pay TV streaming service.

For $8.99 per month, fans now have the opportunity to enjoy instant access to more than 2,400 selections each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from “Outlander,” “Power” and the upcoming “American Gods” and other TV content, to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Avengers: Age of Ultron and, later this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  In celebration of the launch of the new STARZ app, the second installment premiere episode of the STARZ hit series, “Outlander,” will be made available beginning April 7 for streaming and download in advance of its official premiere on STARZ on April 9 at 9PM ET/PT.

The standalone “STARZ” service allows for up to four users to watch simultaneously and virtually unlimited downloads. STARZ is available today through the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, with the app supporting universal search through the Siri Remote.  The new STARZ app is also available through the Google Play Store on a wide range of Android supported devices.

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said, “Starz has entered the market today with an enormous value proposition for consumers.
Our programing will now be more widely available to the 20 million broadband only homes of cord nevers, cord cutters and cord shavers, including Millennials and other underserved consumers who need other viable subscription service options.”

“With the growing consumer appetite for our highly-rated, award–winning and diverse original programing and vast library of movies, our elegant and powerful app is the first in the industry to allow download capability to watch premium content anytime, anywhere, without the need for Wi-Fi access. Showcasing the rebranded STARZ offerings we announced last month, we believe this innovative app will also help fortify the broadband business of many of our traditional distributors and be even more appealing for inclusion in future video bundles.”

STARZ subscribers from cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ in the new, easy-to-use app.  Users can purchase a subscription or authenticate STARZ directly in-app or on their PC/Mac and watch every episode of every season of the best of STARZ’s original programming, as well as the biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium subscription networks in the U.S.**

As a single app destination for all subscribers who want to stream or download STARZ premium content, the intuitive content discovery design and navigation offers ease of use and a compelling user experience regardless of how the consumer purchased a subscription to STARZ. Subscribers to the STARZ sister networks, STARZ ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX, will also use this single destination app for access to streaming and downloadable content.

Further information on supported devices is available at www.starz.com/settings/faq.

STARZ Originals in 2016 include “Black Sails,” “Outlander,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” “Power,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Blunt Talk,” and “Ash vs Evil Dead,” and the first STARZ Original movie, The Dresser.  Exclusive hit movies on STARZ in 2016 include: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Out, Pixels, Concussion, The Good Dinosaur, Ricki and the Flash, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Cinderella, Tomorrowland, The Wedding Ringer and Ant-Man.  Popular movie and television programming on the new STARZ ENCORE includes: I, Robot, Fever Pitch, Never Been Kissed, 22 Jump Street, Dances With Wolves, Gone Baby Gone, Monsters, Inc., Spider-Man 3, Superbad, Total Recall, True Grit, “Magnum, P.I.,” “Diff’rent Strokes,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Gunsmoke.”

New Turkish Tank Coming to Armored Warfare in 2017

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – April 4, 2016 Global publisher My.com and Obsidian Entertainment are proud to announce that Armored Warfare will get Altay, the new Turkish Main Battle Tank. The mass production of this brand new tank has been announced today by Otokar, the manufacturer of this modern vehicle. Altay is the first Turkish-developed MBT since World War Two. It was developed using the South Korean K2 Black Panther tank experience and is armed with a 120mm L/55 smoothbore gun, comparable to or derived from the Rheinmetall 120mm. Its maximum speed reaches 70 km/h. The Altay tank will be added to Armored Warfare in 2017 and its in-game characteristics and tier will be announced in the future.

New tanks and armored vehicles will be regularly added to Armored Warfare, thereby letting all tank games fans try all the latest modern warfare technologies.

Armored Warfare is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online tactical military game that puts the player into the world of modern warfare. In Armored Warfare, players get a chance to try the most powerful tools of destruction invented by mankind – from modern main battle tanks to scouts and wheeled vehicles. Using modern defense systems like anti-missile protection and smoke grenades, along with various types of armor and ammunition, players can jump into fast paced battles both in PvP mode and a vast amount of PvE missions.

Download Armored Warfare for free today, visit: aw.my.com.To learn more about Armored Warfare, please visit aw.my.com, ‘Like’ it on Facebook, and follow its development on Twitter @ArmoredWar for all the latest developer updates and news.

Stronghold Kingdoms Comes to Nokia 3310

April 1, 2016 – Miracles happen. While Firefly Studios are busy bringing Stronghold Kingdoms to life on iPad, iPhone and Android devices they are also hard at work on another project equally dear to their hearts. After weeks of intense prototyping, power meetings and rummaging through old boxes to actually find one of the phones, the British developer has finally revealed their secret project.

Behold the first gameplay footage of Kingdoms running on Nokia’s classic handset!

While this is early pre-pre-Alpha footage and thus completely unrepresentative of the final product, the Stronghold developer hopes it is apparent just how much love has been put into the demake. A late addition to the scheduled line-up of supported platforms and devices, the 3310 build was put into production after one developer dropped his iPhone. Smashing it to pieces for the 14th and final time.

“I was sitting down after our fourth daily stand-up meeting when it happened. The phone fell right out of my pocket and shattered as it came into contact with the office console. Even that visible, thick layer of dust couldn’t protect my phone as it fell” said Steve Stevenson, Lead Conceptual Tools Prototyper at Firefly. “While piecing together the shattered remains, our only means of testing the game on iOS, someone started to reminisce about their old handsets. As soon as they mentioned the 3310 and our eyes met I knew exactly what we had to do.”

Main Features

  • Forget Snake! Experience classic Stronghold gameplay on your 3310
  • Command peasants with controls redesigned for physical number pads
  • Enjoy beautifully recreated monotone graphics at 84×84 resolution
  • Somehow play cross-platform against PC, Mac, iOS and Android users
  • Never worry about dropping your phone again!

To prepare for the launch of Stronghold Kingdoms, PC and Mac users can download the game for free at http://www.strongholdkingdoms.com/