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The LEGO Batman Movie and Knight Rider Come to LEGO Dimensions

September 19, 2016 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed details around three highly collectible expansion packs for LEGO® Dimensions™, the LEGO toy and videogame hybrid, that will be available on February 10, 2017. The LEGO® Batman Movie Story Pack, Excalibur Batman Fun Pack and Knight Rider Fun Pack will broaden the selection of the world’s most popular entertainment brands allowing players to customize their experience by mixing and matching favorite characters and universes with full compatibility.

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Coinciding with the release of the upcoming film on which it’s based, The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack, will provide a deep, story-driven gameplay experience with iconic DC characters in six puzzle-packed levels and new LEGO Gateway bricks that allow players to build the Bat-Computer atop the LEGO Toy Pad.  The pack comes with buildable Batgirl and Robin minifigures and the 3-in-1 buildable Batwing which can be rebuilt into The Black Thunder and Bat-Tank.  Gamers can play the complete movie and band together with Batgirl and Robin to fight off the Joker and his team of villains. Batgirl’s batarang, glide and stealth abilities can reach areas with high security access and Robin’s agility and dive skills provide sneak access. Players can also transform Robin into the Nightwing, utilize his vine cut, and deflect moves for more crime-fighting adventures. Batgirl and Robin provide access to the new The LEGO Batman Movie Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena with competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players.

Batman fans can broaden their LEGO Dimensions gameplay with Excalibur Batman from The LEGO Batman Movie. The Fun Pack comes with a buildable Batman minifigure and a 3-in-1 buildable Bionic Steed which can be rebuilt into the Bat-Raptor and Ultrabat for additional in-game abilities. Players can use Batman’s Master Builder and Sword Switching abilities to solve puzzles and take down enemies. Batman also provides access to The LEGO Batman Movie Adventure World and Battle Arena. The Excalibur Batman Fun Pack will release in North America first at Target.

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Michael Knight and K.I.T.T. from the classic 80s TV series, Knight Rider, are also coming to LEGODimensions. Players can add the iconic duo with the Knight Rider Fun Pack featuring a buildable Michael Knight minifigure, and a rebuildable 3-in-1 K.I.T.T., that can be rebuilt into the K.I.T.T. Jet and Goliath Armored Semi for upgraded in-game powers.

In the game, players can activate Michael Knight’s dodging and dash abilities to solve puzzles and overpower enemies or use his Wrist Watch to uncover secrets behind x-ray walls and outsmart enemies by hacking into terminals and following trails. Players can also fight crime on four wheels with K.I.T.T., the highly advanced, artificially intelligent robotic vehicle, to boost their gameplay. Michael Knight provides access to a new Knight Rider Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena. The Knight Rider Fun Pack will release in North America first at GameStop.

Players can continue to broaden and customize their experience with new expansion packs releasing this year.  The Ghostbusters Story Pack, Adventure Time and Mission: Impossible Level Packs, Harry Potter andAdventure Time Team Packs, and The A-Team Fun Pack will be available on September 27 and theFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack, Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack, Gremlins Team Pack, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Adventure Time Fun Packs will be available on November 18.

Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.

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Star Trek Online Players Can 3D Print Their Starships

September 15, 2016 – Expanding into the physical universe, the free-to-play MMORPG, Star Trek Online, is bringing in-game starships to life! Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have just announced a partnership with 3D printing company, Eucl3d, which gives captains the ability to customize and print 3D models of their very own ships. Soon players will be able to print any of the starships they own in game with all of Star Trek Online’s customization options, from personalized ship names, colors, shield skins, to entire ship sections like saucers, engines or anything else that is available in our expansive ship editor. Star Trek Online currently offers over 400 ships, giving captains millions of different customization possibilities to choose from. Ships will be printed into detailed 12” 3D models using the latest in full-color 3D printing technology and shipped to doorsteps all across the world. Additional details on pricing and availability will be released soon.

To learn more about Star Trek Online’s partnership with Eucl3d, please visit:

Eucl3D was founded with one goal in mind: making 3D printing easy. They have developed unique technology that transforms 3D models from virtual worlds, like video games and VR, into consumer ready products, made on demand by 3D printers. Founded by three former UC Berkeley students with a passion for gaming and technology, Eucl3D is breaking down the barrier that exists between what we see on a screen and what we can have in physical form.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.

World of Final Fantasy – Tokyo Game Show Trailer

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 15, 2016) – At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, SQUARE ENIX® released a new WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY trailer that follows the journey of siblings Reynn and Lann as they enter the world of Grymoire. Bound by prophecy to lead the world to salvation or ruin, they encounter a multitude of familiar FINAL FANTASY® beasts and characters, including Faris and her pirate moogles™ (FINAL FANTASY V), Rydia and her companion mist dragon (FINAL FANTASY IV) and the young summoner Eiko (FINAL FANTASY IX). The trailer also features the opening theme song “Innocence2” performed by Mizuki.

The Day One edition of the game is available now for preorder through the Square Enix Online Store and at participating retailers for $59.99. The Day One edition includes extra digital content including an exclusive Sephiroth summon and the Japanese voice-over option add-on. The Collector’s Edition, presented as a physical pop-up book containing an 80-page hardbound artbook, three mini-figurines,Sounds of the World soundtrack CD, extra digital content and more, is also available in limited quantities exclusively through the Square Enix Online Store.

WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY will arrive on October 25 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

Related Links:

Official Homepage:                   worldoffinalfantasy.square-enix.com/
Official Facebook® Page:         www.facebook.com/FinalFantasy
Official Twitter®:                       www.twitter.com/FinalFantasy

HyperX Gears of War Gaming Headset Now Available

Fountain Valley, CA – September 13, 2016 HyperX™, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced today it is shipping its official Xbox® licensed gaming headset, CloudX™ Revolver Gears of War. Fans of Gears of War can show their pride as the headset features an exclusive battle-weathered design that complements the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle and Xbox One Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Wireless Controller1.

HyperX CloudX Revolver Gears of War headset is ideal for FPS and open-environment gameplay. It offers a studio-grade sound stage that lets gamers hear opponents from farther away and more accurately. HyperX CloudX Revolver Gears of War features a 3.5mm (4-pole) plug and 2M PC extension cable to go with the genuine leather headband and high-quality, award-winning HyperX memory foam for hours of gaming in ultimate comfort.

“HyperX is especially excited to offer Gears of War fans the opportunity to enhance their gameplay with our newest headset,” said Daniel Kelley, director of marketing, HyperX. “We’ve worked hard on the sound and design, and together with Microsoft and The Coalition, this headset gives gamers the full Gears experience.”

HyperX Cloud Revolver Gears of War is backed by a two-year warranty and legendary HyperX reliability. For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX CloudX Revolver Gears of War Specifications:

Headphone:

  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response:12Hz–28,000Hz
  • Impedance: 33 Ω
  • Sound Pressure Level: 104.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Input Power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
  • Weight: 364g
  • Weight w/ mic and cable: 380g
  • Cable length and type: Headset (1.3m) + Audio Control Box (2m)
  • Connection: Headset – 3.5mm plug2 (4-pole) + Audio Control Box – 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs

Microphone:

  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz–18,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: -40dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

Adapter required for Xbox One™ controllers with no 3.5mm port. (Adapter sold separately).
Compatible with devices with CTIA standard connectors.

New For Honor Alpha Test Details

SAN FRANCISCO — September 12, 2016 – After an award-winning gamescom, For Honor™ puts players back on the battlefield with a closed alpha on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. From September 15 at 6 a.m. PT through September 18 at 5 p.m. PT, players from all over the world will join a cruel and bloody battlefield to measure their skills with the steel of their blades. Those still waiting to pledge their sword can sign up to have a chance to participate in the closed alpha at http://www.forhonorgame.com.

The closed alpha will test a work-in-progress slice of the multiplayer content with a limited number of players in order to generate feedback and assess for stability. During this test, players will get their chance to embody skilled and deadly elite warriors from the Knight, Viking and Samurai factions. The closed alpha will feature four previously showcased Heroes including the Kensei, Orochi, Warden and Raider, plus two brand-new warriors, Conqueror and Berserker. Each Hero is equipped with a unique set of skills, weapons, armor and fighting styles, as well as a wide library of customization options.

The closed alpha will also give players a first look at the progression system as they unlock new abilities, new weapons and armor, as well as new visual customization possibilities following their fight on the battlefield. The For Honor team recently released spotlight videos of each of the playable Heroes in the closed alpha here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uniz_svSSQ&list=PLpwyzkZha0Z4tVEWPMqA_Jm9JrunRTwJH

Three out of the five multiplayer modes will be available for this test, including Duel (a 1v1 mode), Brawl (a 2v2 mode) and Dominion (a 4v4 mode). Each mode has different maps allowing fans to develop their tactical skills by using the environments to their advantage.

For Honor will bring its innovative Art of Battle gameplay to PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC on February 14, 2017.

To get the latest news and content about For Honor and have a chance to participate in our upcoming alphas and betas, please register at http://www.forhonorgame.com.

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NASCAR Heat Evolution Launch Trailer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sept. 13, 2016 – Publisher Dusenberry Martin Racing (DMR), the exclusive simulation-style video game licensee of NASCAR Team Properties, has released NASCAR Heat Evolution, the first officially licensed, all-encompassing NASCAR video game to arrive on the current generation of consoles. Developed by Monster Games, Inc., creators of the classics NASCAR Heat and NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona, in collaboration with NASCAR drivers Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Ben Kennedy and Matt Tifft, NASCAR Heat Evolution captures the competitive action, strategy and excitement of high-speed stock car racing.

“NASCAR Heat Evolution marks the beginning of a new era in NASCAR digital games from Dusenberry Martin Racing,” said DMR Chief Executive Officer Tom Dusenberry. “From day one, DMR’s main focus was to provide a fun, authentic NASCAR experience to all fans.NASCAR Heat Evolution is all about the drivers, and I truly believe we have delivered.”

Featuring a multitude of engaging game modes, NASCAR Heat Evolution recreates the genuine feel of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ across all 23 sanctioned tracks. Play as and against the top drivers and teams of today in quick race, Championship (Season) Mode and Career Mode, or relive classic NASCAR moments – and make new ones – in Challenge Mode.

“NASCAR Heat Evolution will bring the excitement of NASCAR into the homes of gamers across the country, allowing players of all ages to engage with our sport in the most entertaining NASCAR game ever created,” said Blake Davidson, vice president of consumer and licensed products, NASCAR. “Many of our rising stars’ first exposure to NASCAR was through video games, which underscores the impact they can have by driving interest and creating life-long fans.”

NASCAR Heat Evolution’s new adaptive single-player AI reacts to each driver’s performance to provide a finely tuned experience for everyone from racing sim newcomers to hardcore veterans. Racers can customize their car setups, modifying and upgrading their vehicles, on each track to face any scenario head-on.

NASCAR Heat Evolution also delivers another first for a NASCAR video game: online competitive multiplayer supporting a full field of 40 racers. Multiple tailored lobbies offer drivers the option to choose which challenges they’d like to take on, from the everything-goes fun of “No Rules” to the serious yet friendly test of skill of “Normal” and the personalized edge of “Hosted.” Players can invite friends for private races, join existing matches already active or create new ones of their own, allowing for control over factors like track selection, laps, fuel and tire wear, and number of drivers.

DMR will support NASCAR Heat Evolution after launch with a robust series of free and paid DLC sets offering new challenges, paint schemes and spotter audio. Beginning today, NASCAR Heat Evolution players will receive free Toyota-themed DLC each month through the end of the year through a partnership with Toyota. Additional paid DLC is available to purchase today individually or as part of the Pit Pass Bundle 1 via the PlayStation®Store, Xbox Games Store and Steam. For more information on DLC, please visit www.NASCARHeat.com/DLC.

NASCAR Heat Evolution is available today in North America for $59.99 as a retail and digital release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. This title is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For updates after launch, fans can visit www.NASCARHeat.com, and follow the NASCAR Heat Evolution team on Twitter, Instagram,Facebook and Snapchat (@DMRNASCARHeat).

Slain: Back from Hell Launch Delay and New Trailer

September 12, 2016 – Gruesome gothic puzzle-combat platformer Slain: Back from Hell is now launching on PlayStation 4 September 20 in North America and September 21st in Europe for $14.99 USD/ €13.99 (10% discount for PS+ members), while still hitting Xbox One on October 5 and PlayStation Vita on November 1. “We apologize for the slight delay due to operational reasons far beyond the control of mere mortals.”

After initially releasing on PC earlier this year, Slain underwent a complete overhaul that has been widely praised by critics and gamers alike. Since being revamped, Slain’s Metacritic score has increased 35 points to 75% and the community has lauded Digerati, Andrew Gilmour & 22nd Century Toys for their commitment to Slain’s post-launch update efforts.

Slain: Back from Hell features brutal arcade style combat with bloody, intense platformer gameplay that puts a strategic twist on the classic hack-and-slash games of the ‘80s and ‘90s. The game features:

· Challenging ‘elemental – based melee and magical combat.
· 6 hours of bone-crushing, metal-fuelled mayhem & gore.
· Choose from 3 unique weapons in your fight against the demon hordes.
· Full soundtrack recorded by Curt Victor Bryant formerly of Celtic Frost. \m/
· Cunningly concealed secrets (shhh).
· Boss fights, mini-boss fights, sub-mini- boss fights &; macro-sub- mini-boss fights.
· No laborious leveling, no tedious grinding, no wimpy crafting!

SteelSeries Releases Rival 500 Gaming Mouse

CHICAGO – September 12, 2016SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, announces the availability of the Rival 500, a revolutionary multi-button gaming mouse that was designed from the ground up around the gamer’s thumb and hand movements to increase efficiency, accuracy, and performance.

“The Rival 500 is the first true multi-button gaming mouse engineered to maximize gaming efficiency, while keeping the gamers movement and comfort in mind,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “We created a MOBA/MMO mouse that fits your hand and not the other way around.”

Intuitive Design

SteelSeries’ Rival 500 reimagines the traditional multi-button grid layout by incorporating natural hand movements into the design.  Engineered for comfort and performance, it replaces the squeezed buttons in a grid format with a Next-Gen side-button layout that makes identifying, clicking and combo clicking precise and easy.  The Rival 500 showcases gaming’s first flick down switches, the fastest way to make a move since it responds to your thumbs natural flick motion instead of having to press it.

Tactile Alerts

The Rival 500 gaming mouse features SteelSeries’ innovative tactile alert technology, transforming it from an input-only device to a weapon that gives feedback to help dominate opponents.  Gamers can fully customize and feel in-game events and alerts through subtle pulses, helping them make split-second decisions during crucial times.  The Rival 500 can notify gamers when cooldowns are up, ammo is out, health is low, or any other important-to-the-gamer in-game action occurs.

Maximum Personalization

SteelSeries Rival 500 is armed with the Pixart 3360, the most advanced optical sensor available, with up to 16,000 CPI, and offers maximum customization through the SteelSeries Engine application.  Gamers can personalize the functions of all 15 individual buttons, select RGB illumination patterns with millions of colors and lighting effects, and even optimize intensity of tactile alerts and select vibration patterns.

The Rival 500 offers extreme durability with a reinforced key design that evenly distributes the force of each click, achieving a 30 million key-press rating.  In addition to long-lasting durability, the new key design delivers a more consistent click feeling than ever before.

The SteelSeries Rival 500 is now available for $79.99 / €89.99. For more information about the Rival 500 or SteelSeries’ entire selection of gaming accessories, visit www.SteelSeries.com.

Titanfall: Frontline Mobile Game Announced

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – September 12, 2016 Nexon, in collaboration with Respawn Entertainment and Particle City, has revealed Titanfall®: Frontline, the debut standalone mobile game set in the extended universe of the best-selling franchise, Titanfall. Titanfall: Frontline is a strategy card game where players, assuming the role of brigade Commanders, will face off in head-to-head combat with other players in real-time. Players will unleash strategic combinations of powerful Pilots, Titans and tactical Burn Cards in an attempt to outmaneuver their opponents. Titanfall: Frontline, the first title in the multi-game, multi-year partnership between Nexon, Particle City and Respawn Entertainment to exclusively publish Titanfall mobile games, will be available as a free download this fall on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices.

“We’ve worked hand-in-hand with Respawn to weave in card battle strategy and collectibility with the iconic gameplay elements that make Titanfall so unique and that will help evolve the genre,” said Larry Pacey, co-founder of Particle City. “From dropping a Titan onto the field of play to turn the tide of battle to using a combination of Parkour and Rodeo Burn Cards to take a Titan down, Titanfall: Frontline is unapologetically intense and utterly Titanfall.”

Featuring hundreds of Pilots, Titans and special ability Burn Cards, Commanders will collect and upgrade their units and build their own unique decks. Players can build their IMC or Militia squad according to their play style, whether they prefer to assemble a dropship of fast, light Pilots and Titans to deal quick damage or wear out their opponents with the addition of strong defensive units, installations and support personnel.

“The Titanfall franchise revolutionized the first-person shooter and Particle City is taking the same creative approach adding depth to the battlefield and a never-before-seen layer of strategy in the collectable card game genre,” said Lawrence Koh, general manager, Nexon M. “Titanfall: Frontline is just the beginning of the incredible standalone mobile sci-fi experiences based on the Titanfall universe we’re looking to bring to gamers around the world.”

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the team at Respawn and for the Titanfall fans around the world with two completely unique games in the Titanfall universe launching soon – Titanfall 2 and Titanfall: Frontline,” said Vince Zampella, CEO, Respawn Entertainment. “Not only does Titanfall: Frontline capture an experience that feels distinctly Titanfall but it delivers quick and strategic action that anyone with a smartphone will be able to download and enjoy.”

Titanfall 2 won 24 industry awards and was nominated 49 times at E3 2016. Titanfall was the most-awarded game of E3 2013, earning more than 100 nominations and 60-plus wins, including a record-breaking six E3 Critics Awards. The title was the third highest-rated Xbox One game of released in 2014, according to video game review score aggregator Metacritic.

Be the first to hear about Titanfall: Frontline news by liking Titanfall: Frontline on Facebook and following them on Twitter.

Pre-register for Titanfall: Frontline and receive in-game rewards at global launch via the official website: www.titanfallfrontline.com

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension Pre-Order Bonus

Burlingame Calif. – September 9, 2016 KOEI TECMO America today announced new information on the bonus content available to those who pre-order Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension prior to its upcoming release on October 25, 2016. Fresh screenshots and a new trailer have also been released today, which showcase various types of warfare and strategic options available to players in Ascension. The standalone follow-up to the critically-acclaimed historical simulation title will be available on the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.

Players who pre-order Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension from Amazon, Best Buy, EB Canada and GameStop will receive the Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII 30 Face CG Set, providing players with 30 CG portraits of legendary and fan-favorite characters from Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, as well as the William Adams and Megohime Officer Data which unlocks the historic characters for use in gameplay.  Alternatively, purchasing through the PlayStation® Store will grant Officer Data for the key retainer of the Sanada clan, Oyamada Shigemasa, and the wife of Shigemasa, Lady Muramatsu.

In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension, players can experience all aspects of the life of a Warring States officer in Sengoku Era Japan. For the first time in the long-running series, players can advance from a retainer to a Daimyō – a feudal lord – with Officer Play. This mode opens a world of possibilities in which players can rise through the ranks by conquering the land, following orders and advancing in status, allying with and receiving aid from other clans, or by claiming independence and leaving their own mark on this chaotic yet compelling period of Japanese history.

The exciting new Officer Play mode also affects the way battles are experienced, as players will have the opportunity to witness thrilling and historic battles first-hand through the eyes of an officer. Aiding in victory or defeat, every command made will affect the outcome of battle, and bonuses are awarded for successful deployment of a new strategy. This installment also introduces Combat Quests:  extra missions that appear during the course of battle and provide extra rewards upon completion. These dynamic objectives change based upon the tide of war and allow for more in-depth and dramatic battle experiences.

Players will be able to exploit the entire breadth of strategic options available to them in Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension with the introduction of two new types of warfare: Siege and Naval battles. Full-scale Siege battles create strategic situations that allow blockades to be deployed as a defensive mechanism, as well as the use of tunnels and cannons to gain an advantage over a defending opponent. Naval battles provide the option to carry out skirmishes and strategic blockades on oceans to overcome the enemy from every angle.

For more information and to stay up-to-date on the latest news for Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension, including detailed descriptions of the historical personalities that shaped Sengoku Era Japan, please visit the official site at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/ascension, Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at@KoeiTecmoUS.