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ROCCAT Unveils Kova AIMO

HAMBURG – March 21, 2019 – The Kova AIMO, ROCCAT’s most versatile mouse yet, is available now. With a design optimized for both left- and right-handed gamers alike, it is exceptionally adaptable. Yet it is also remarkably comfortable owing to its refined, ergonomic shape.

The mouse features quick-fire buttons that are intuitively placed on either side of the main top buttons to allow for fast, instinctive control. Together with the Titan wheel and additional side buttons, the Kova AIMO offers an impressive 20 possible functions.

It represents the latest addition to the AIMO family and boasts 16.8 million discrete color options. AIMO is both a lighting engine and an ecosystem at once. Its functionality grows based on the number of compatible devices connected and presents vivid, state-of-the-art illumination scenarios without the need for configuration. With the Kova AIMO the lighting is showcased on the robust Titan wheel and newly revamped logo.

The Kova AIMO is priced at $59.99 and is available now at leading retailers and in the ROCCAT online shop. Black and white colorways are available.

Life is Strange 2 Episode 3 Release Date

LONDON (March 21, 2019) – SQUARE ENIX® is excited to announce the release date for the third episode of the all-new five-episode season from Square Enix External Studios and Michel Koch and Raoul Barbet’s Life is Strange team at DONTNOD Entertainment.

Life is Strange™ 2 Episode 3: ‘Wastelands’, will release on May 9, 2019, on XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

The Life is Strange teams at Square Enix External Studios and DONTNOD Entertainment would like to share the plans for upcoming Life is Strange 2 content in 2019 with players.

Episode 3, ‘Wastelands’, continues Sean and Daniel Diaz’s journey to Mexico, as they reach the towering redwood forests of California. Falling in with a community of drifters on the fringes of society, the brothers are exposed to new experiences, encounter new friends and new challenges, and must confront much about themselves in the process. New relationships cause friction between the brothers and raise doubts about their unity. Can they stay together, or will their journey together end here?

Tune in here to find the latest updates from the Life is Strange 2 developer blog: http://lifeisstrange-blog.tumblr.com/

Visit the LIFE IS STRANGE official website:

https://lifeisstrange.square-enix-games.com

LIFE IS STRANGE official Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/LifeIsStrangeGame/

Follow on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/LifeIsStrange

Chernobylite Kickstarter Announcement Teaser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 21st, Gliwice, Poland — The unrestricted exploration of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone combined with non-linear storytelling, unique crafting, and challenging opponents to fight is an exceptional mix. A mix that must have its accents carefully spread out between all its components in order to ensure that the final result will be a one-of-a-kind experience to be remembered for years. This is why Chernobylite will soon be heading to Kickstarter – to give players a chance to support the game throughout its development and have a meaningful impact on its final form.

Add your e-mail address HERE to subscribe to the game’s newsletter and stay informed of any news once the Kickstarter campaign starts.

You can also add the game to your Steam wishlist (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1016800/Chernobylite/) and follow further updates on its development.

Ever since we’ve announced our game, we’ve been receiving tons of comments and feedback from the gaming community out there, and it all led us to one conclusion. That everybody hopes to be able to explore the destroyed Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Pripyat ghost city in our game as deeply as possible. And we’re more than eager to deliver that. But this means, that we should expand the locations in the game comparing to the original concept we had, and ask gamers for their help in doing so. It’s a hard and dangerous task, keeping in mind that to achieve that goal, we’ll need to make some extra trips to the Exclusion Zone and scan even more buildings and objects.

That is precisely why we’ve decided to reach out for the community support. Within the next few weeks, we’ll be starting the Kickstarter campaign for Chernobylite. During its duration gamers will get the chance to pre-order the game and make pledges to receive some really cool items, including the highly demanded Black Stalker mask. The crowdfunding campaign will also let us collect some extra funds to do the Chernobylite location expansions plus add some extra features that we were always dreaming of. So we encourage all players to sign up to our newsletter and stay tuned for the news on the Kickstarter campaign launch date! – said Wojciech Pazdur, The Farm 51 CEO.

Control and Journey to the Savage Planet to be Epic Games Store Exclusives

SAN FRANCISCO – March 20, 2019 – Global videogame publisher 505 Games, a subsidiary of the Italian entertainment company Digital Bros., today announced at the Game Developers’ Conference (GDC) a partnership that will see the digitally-distributed PC versions of two highly-anticipated games release exclusively through the Epic Games store:

  • Control: Set in a unique and ever-changing world that juxtaposes our familiar reality with the strange and unexplainable, Control is a third-person action-adventure game combining award-winning developer Remedy Entertainment’s trademark gunplay with supernatural abilities. In addition to PC, Control is confirmed for a simultaneous physical and digital retail launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in late Summer 2019.
  • Journey to the Savage Planet: The debut title from industry veterans Alex Hutchinson, Yassine Riahi and Reid Schneider’s Typhoon Studios is an upbeat first-person adventure game set in a bright and colorful alien world filled with weird and wonderful creatures, in which players are tasked with exploring, cataloguing alien flora and fauna and determining if the planet is fit for human habitation. In addition to PC, Journey to the Savage Planet is confirmed for launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The digital PC release of both titles will be exclusive to the Epic Games store for a period of 12 months. No other terms of the deal were announced.

The Cycle to be Epic Games Store Exclusive

BERLIN – March 20, 2019 – YAGER, the acclaimed developer of Spec Ops: The Line and Dreadnought, has revealed that its newest game, the competitive quest shooter The Cycle, will release exclusively on Windows PC via the Epic Games Store later this year. Players can go to the Epic Games Store right now or visit https://thecycle.game/sign-up/ to sign up for The Cycle’s three-day alpha test, playable in English, German and Russian, which will run from March 28-30.

“We’re beyond excited to join forces once again with our long-time friends at Epic Games to officially introduce The Cycle to the Epic Games Store’s huge community of players hungry for truly unique gaming experiences. The Cycle is a new leap forward for YAGER as a self-publishing developer, which we owe to this joint partnership,” said YAGER founder and Managing Director Timo Ullmann. “This is a rare chance to challenge yourself with a fresh new take on competitive and cooperative multiplayer shooters, and you can get a taste of it later this month.”

The Cycle is a match-based first-person shooter with an emphasis on PvPvE action, completing jobs, gearing up with new weapons and powers, out-scoring other players and making it off the planet alive. On the exotic alien frontier of Fortuna III, you’ll compete against and – if you choose – team up with other Prospectors to harvest resources, defeat hostile lifeforms and make your fortune before the world, your rivals or even your so-called allies kill you.

It’s up to you how to stake your claim: go it alone, form squads with friends or make uneasy temporary alliances with strangers. The Cycle delivers a competitive multiplayer experience where everyone can survive, but how you choose to manage your time on Fortuna III can have a big impact. Completing your own objectives will give you more points on the leaderboard, but knocking off your opponents is a surefire way to make sure they don’t get any higher either.

The Cycle is expected to enter closed beta this spring. For the latest information as it develops, visit www.thecycle.game, and follow The Cycle on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Katana ZERO Release Date Trailer

AUSTIN – March 20, 2019 – Devolver Digital rolled out some big news in the latest Nintendo ‘Nindies Showcase’ at GDC with exciting new looks at Katana ZERO and My Friend Pedro.

Developer askiisoft has revealed that the razor-sharp, time-bending ninja story Katana ZERO is coming to Nintendo Switch alongside PC on April 18. Eager swordsmen can watch the latest gameplay trailer and pre-order Katana ZERO on the Nintendo eShop starting today.

The E3 2018 breakout sensation My Friend Pedro once again explodes into the spotlight with an intense new gameplay trailer [youtu.be/YIVtT7SJrMM] that has so much gun ballet action it continues more than a minute after the end slate. Developer Deadtoast is pleased to announce that My Friend Pedro hits Nintendo Switch and PC this June.

Double Fine and Bandai Namco Unveil RAD

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (March 20, 2019) – Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., in partnership with critically acclaimed studio Double Fine Productions, today announced RAD™, a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced Armageddon not once, but twice. RAD will be available in Summer 2019 for STEAM®, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch™ and Xbox One.

“We’re thrilled to finally reveal the game and can’t wait for the community to jump into this colorful RAD world,” said Randy Le, Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Double Fine is bringing its trademark charm to the game with a unique story, interesting characters, and an unforgettable experience.”

In RAD, players take on the role of a teenage protagonist who must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. It’s here that they’ll find the solution to heal the world, and transform the cracked, barren landscape into a lush source of new life. But humanity’s future comes at great personal cost, as the deeper they journey into unknown lands, the more they will expose themselves to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on their fragile human form.

The fate of the world depends on the player, a sweet bat, and whatever strange new abilities they gain as the world around them ravages their body — twisting and mutating them into something far less than human, but far more powerful.

“The team at Double Fine and BANDAI NAMCO have worked so hard to get RAD together, and we’re so excited for our communities to jump into this wicked wasteland journey,” said Lee Petty, Project Lead. “We hope fans will enjoy the game as much as we’ve enjoyed building it.”

The game will go into a limited Closed Beta* for Steam starting April 8, and fans can sign up now at https://www.RADClosedBeta.com. For more information about RAD, please visit the official website at: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/rad

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Nintendo Switch Reveal Trailer

OSLO, Norway – March 20th, 2019 – During today’s Epic keynote at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco, publisher Funcom and the developers at The Bearded Ladies announced from the stage that Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is finally making its way to Nintendo Switch and that the date to mark in your calendar is June 25th, 2019. It was also announced that the Nintendo Switch version will come with an expansion DLC that will also be available for purchase on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Lastly, it was announced that a retail Deluxe Edition will also release on June 25th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch which will include both the base game and the expansion DLC.

The retail edition is being co-published together with Maximum Games and is already available for pre-order at select retailers, with more rolling out soon. The retail Deluxe Edition is listed with a $39.99 SRP.

More information about the expansion DLC, including digital pricing, will be revealed later.

“Ever since we started working on this game, we have always felt it would be a perfect fit for the Nintendo Switch,” said Haraldur Thormundsson, CEO of The Bearded Ladies. ”The game lends itself really well to the Switch controls and the pacing of the tactical turn-based combat is perfect for an on-the-go, handheld console. We are also excited for the opportunity to tell another Mutant Year Zero story with the new expansion DLC, and we look forward to talking more about that soon.”

Dead by Daylight Chapter 11 DLC Release Date

Montreal, Canada—March 19, 2019—Behaviour® invites all player to join in for the release of its eleventh chapter for its survival-horror game Dead by Daylight® on March 19. Purchasing Demise of the Faithful DLC unlocks its new Killer, the Plague, new Survivor, Jane Romero, and an exclusive item, Jane’s floral shirt.

CHAPTER 11: DEMISE OF THE FAITHFUL

The new Killer of the Chapter is the Plague. Sold to a Babylonian temple as a child, she sought the means to repel the darkness she carried inside. She found solace in sacred rituals, where she felt safe and empowered. Faithful but proud, she began to rise in status and believed she was untouchable. But when a plague began to defile her body, she confronted her gods, realizing too late that they had no impact on her fate.

The new Survivor is Jane Romero. Jane was striving to become a powerful icon, a voice that would inspire and support those in need. She fought against powerful executives to send out her message about owning up your insecurities. Her goal was to release people from the painful experiences that plagued their chances at a successful future. Adding to her success was the growing pressure from the media to fit the mold, and a difficult past that weighted on her shoulders. One evening, she was driving home after a particularly stressful live show, and feeling drained, she closed her eyes for a moment that had lasting consequences.

The chapter is now available on PC through Steam and other digital distribution channels and on PlayStation 4® and XBOX One.

The Demise of the Faithful Chapter includes:

  • 1 New Killer + Perks and Power — The Plague
  • 1 New Survivor + Perks—Jane Romero
  • 1 New Map—The Temple of Purgation
  • 1 Exclusive Item—Jane’s Floral Shirt only available as part of the DLC

Apex Legends Season 1 Begins

19th March 2019 Guildford – The Apex Games are about to get a little wilder. The inaugural season of Apex Legends™ starts today on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via Origin, and it’s dropping Legends, unique rewards, and the first Battle Pass into the arena. Check out what’s coming in the Season 1 – Wild Frontier trailer here.

Wild Frontier kicks off with the arrival of Octane, an adrenaline junkie looking for a rush. He never has to slow down with his unmatched speed and self-heal, and his Launch Pad Ultimate Ability lets him take down his opponents from above. In the Legend’s own words, “By the time you see me coming, I’ll be going, and you’ll be gone.” See the man in action in his character video here, who can be unlocked via 12,000 Legends Tokens or 750 Apex Coins in the game.

The Wild Frontier Battle Pass is available now for 950 Apex Coins. Every level gained unlocks another level in the Battle Pass and the rewards that come with it. This season, players can earn over 100 items like Legend skins, Apex Coins, a legendary Havoc skin, and more. Players can also get the Battle Pass Bundle, which instantly unlocks the Battle Pass and the first 25 levels of the 100 available in Season 1, for 2,800 Apex Coins. Players who choose to purchase the Battle Pass Bundle later in the season will keep all their progress, as well as instantly unlock the rewards for the next 25 levels. To find out more, check out the Season 1 Battle Pass trailer here.

That’s not all, as players can also expect to find more surprises hiding in the shadows as the Apex Games heat up!

For more information, follow Apex Legends on Twitter or visit www.playapex.com.