Today, 2K revealed details surrounding WWE 2K17’s MyCareer Mode through a new blog post, as well as a captivating trailer narrated by WWE 2K17cover Superstar Brock Lesnar’s esteemed advocate, Paul Heyman. WWE 2K17’s MyCareer Mode lets players experience what it takes to become a WWE Superstar, including options to jump ahead to the main roster, become a “Paul Heyman Guy,” captivate fans through a brand new Promo Engine, engage in deeper rivalries, earn more than one title, get merchandise royalties and much more. For full details on WWE 2K17’s MyCareer Mode, please check out 2K’s blog post here: https://wwe.2k.com/news/wwe-2k17-mycareer.
Oxford, UK – Sept. 20, 2016 – Today, independent UK developer, Rebellion, released the debut gameplay trailer for the latest title in the popular award-winning Sniper Elite franchise, Sniper Elite 4. Additionally, as a surprise to expectant fans of the third-person tactical shooter, Rebellion concluded the trailer with a teaser for the first downloadable content (DLC), TARGET FÜHRER – available now for FREE on PS4, Xbox One and PC to gamers who pre-order Sniper Elite 4 at retail or digitally via www.sniperelite4.com for $59.99.
With many millions of views on YouTube and countless gameplay hours logged, the series’ renowned Hitler-assassinating bonus missions have been a fan-pleasing tradition since Sniper Elite V2 and are back by popular demand. In TARGET FÜHRER, players will once again set their sights on history’s most notorious tyrant in a forgotten corner of the Mediterranean where a secret Nazi U-boat facility threatens Allied shipping. When agent Karl Fairburne attempts to assassinate the base’s Commander, he finds his target already dead, executed in person by a shadowy visitor. And with this, Karl’s mission has changed: TARGET FÜHRER!
Sniper Elite 4 pre-orders will include:
The full Sniper Elite 4 game;
TARGET FÜHRER campaign mission: Destroy the imposing U-boat base and take down Hitler in as many ways as they can in this replayable campaign mission for 1-2 players;
CAMO RIFLES SKIN PACK: Includes detailed camouflaged sleeves for the game’s seven iconic WW2 rifles.
*Please note, pre-order availability may vary depending on region, platform and format.*
Sniper Elite 4 is a third-person tactical shooter combining genre-defining ballistics and emergent stealth tactics across the largest and most diverse environments ever seen in a Sniper Elite game. Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 continues the series’ World War II heritage by transporting players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to colossal Nazi mega structures, to daunting forests and giddying mountain monasteries inspired by Monte Cassino.
U&I Entertainment, together with global publishing partner, Sold Out and developer Rebellion, is set to release Sniper Elite 4 in North America for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Feb. 14, 2017.
Sniper Elite 4 is now available for pre-order digitally and at retail on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC from www.sniperelite4.com for $59.99.
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, the upcoming Action-RPG from Enigami, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this December. This Behind-the-Scenes video tells the story of the birth of Shiness, and how a seven year-old Samir Rebib – creative director – imagined Shiness’ magical universe 20 years ago when he drew his manga, before adapting his universe into a video game. In this video, Enigami studio is opening the door to their imaginary world and describe how they created the enchanting lore of Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom.
The development team also tells us more about Shiness’ fast-paced battle system, which blends RPG elements with classic fighting game mechanics. Mastering the real-time blocking, parrying, dodging and combos are key to progressing in your quest, with distinct playstyles across 5 different characters. Each character also has their own special abilities used outside of battle, vital for resolving the many puzzles scattered across the lands of Shiness.
Shiness features its own unique language, created in full just for this mythical universe – this intricate language helps players feel totally immersed in the world of Shiness. The soundtrack, composed entirely by Enigami director Hazem Hawash, only enriches this extraordinary world even further.
Harness the power of Shi alongside Chado and his allies in Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC this December.
Pre-orders for PC are already open on Steam, including the Official Shiness Manga, the Original Soundtrack and 15% off the game’s price.
Recently, we got the chance to check out the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Headset and Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.) unit, two of the company’s newest products. The Elite Pro is geared specifically for tournament gamers and has a lot of qualities that should be of use to those gamers or, for that matter, any hardcore gamer! The Elite Pro Headset features a strong, yet flexible body with sleek gunmetal, black, and orange color scheme bound to open up conversations with those wondering what kind of headset it is. The Tactical Audio Controller is an optional, $200 addition to the Elite Pro Headset which performs some nice audio processing and customization.
Built for tournament gamers, the Elite Pro is replete with comfort-focused features. The best of these is what Turtle Beach calls the ComforTec system. This system is a really ingenious way to get the proper headset fit, every time you put it on your head. There are two sliders on the top of the headband, one on each side, that allow you to independently adjust the fit. The cool part is that they have a numbered measurement system next to the slider so you can know what size is best suited to your head. Furthermore, each earcup also has some slight independent motion – allowing you to get the best fit possible. Speaking of ear cups, the Elite Pro ear cups are made of a very comfortable foam material with an inner core of gel! They are very soft and a joy to wear for hours of gaming. If you wear gaming eyewear or simply eyeglasses, you can wear them with the headset by flipping a switch that create a small channel in the ear cups for the arms of the glasses.
The Tactical Audio Controller is a small black box with some slider controls as well as a silver knob on the front of it. The TAC’s sliders control game volume, the background noise limiter, outbound microphone volume boost, and the microphone monitor level. The silver knob adjusts the overall volume of the headphones. On the top of the TAC you will find numerous audio input and outputs – both for your PC as well as game consoles. The TAC unit is the only way to get 7.1 channel virtual surround sound from the Elite Pro Headset, and it handles audio processing really well – the sound output is great and really helps immerse you into your game.
We got the chance to test out Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro Headset and TAC unit with several of our favorite games. Star Wars Battlefront’s explosions sound incredible and the TAC’s surround sound works very well here. Additionally, you can select the Superhuman Hearing preset on the TAC which increases the volume of those softer sounds like footsteps and weapon reloading. This allows you to hear a lot more of what’s going on around you in FPS games and, as a result, a better kill to death ratio. Master of Orion, Wargaming’s new 4X game, may not feature a ton of explosions, but the Elite Pro Headset and TAC unit handles high-end sound really well here. One of the best things about the Elite Pro Headset and TAC units is that the audio controls and preset are all adjusted on the unit itself. You don’t need any special software.
Extremely adjustable for comfort
Very good sound quality on both high and low ends
No software required to adjust sound
Usable by consoles and the PC platform
Expensive – especially if you buy both products
Overall, Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro Headset and TAC unit are a match made in gaming audio heaven. Each product costs $200 dollars but, if you can afford it, you won’t be disappointed in the audio experience delivered by them.
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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.
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 BatmanMovie Adventure World and Battle Arena. The Excalibur Batman Fun Pack will release in North America first at Target.
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.
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.
LOS ANGELES (Sept. 15, 2016) – At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, SQUARE ENIX® released a new WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY™ trailer thatfollows 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.
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:
Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
Type: Circumaural, Closed back
Impedance: 33 Ω
Sound Pressure Level: 104.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
T.H.D.: < 2%
Input Power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
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
Element: Electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
Frequency response: 50Hz–18,000Hz
Sensitivity: -40dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)
1 Adapter required for Xbox One™ controllers with no 3.5mm port. (Adapter sold separately). 2 Compatible with devices with CTIA standard connectors.
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.
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).