Author - Jerry Paxton

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Launch Trailer

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (January 18, 2019) – Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is pleased to announce that ACE COMBAT™ 7: SKIES UNKNOWN is now available for purchase in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One with the PC via STEAM® version arriving on February 1, 2019. Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s internal Project Aces development team under the leadership of veteran ACE COMBAT Franchise Director, Kazutoki Kono, ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN marks the franchise’s return to the front lines of the video game marketplace. Placing players in the cockpit of the most advanced war planes ever developed, ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN delivers a fierce aerial combat experience through photorealistic visuals, intense dog-fighting action, a multitude of authentic and futuristic aircraft, and a highly immersive storyline. PlayStation®VR owners are treated to an exclusive VR mode featuring additional missions and content.

Developed utilizing Unreal Engine™4, ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN delivers detailed graphics and physics sure to impress new and returning players. Beautifully rendered cloud-filled skies featuring dynamic weather and highly detailed cityscapes enhance the sense of high-performance flight and unparalleled speed, setting the stage for the most engaging aerial battles in the franchise’s 20+ year history. ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN brings to bear an arsenal of ultra-modern super weapons for players to use against throngs of formidable enemies and over-the-top boss battles – a feature the series is famous for. Aces who have proven their combat prowess in ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN’s Campaign Mode can take their dogfighting skills online for furious multiplayer battles with up to eight players in both team deathmatch and regular deathmatch games.

PlayStation®4 players will be further immersed in ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN’s realism through exclusive features developed specifically for the Sony PlayStation®VR which includes three VR combat missions, an Airshow Mode where players choreograph their own airshow, and a Hangar Mode which enables players to walk around and view fighter planes up close in a virtual hangar.

“ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN represents the culmination of over 20 years of aerial combat game development expertise, resulting in the most visually impressive and action-packed ACE COMBAT game to date,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “As a marquee title that’s deeply embedded in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s company DNA; the ACE COMBAT franchise’s longevity is derived from its ability to deliver one-of-a-kind aerial combat action, presented through high-fidelity visuals, all wrapped in unique and spellbinding storylines. We’re proud of the work that’s been done by the Project Aces team and we look forward to players enjoying the latest chapter of this legendary series.”

ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN is rated “T” for TEEN by the ESRB. The game is available now in the Americas for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. The PC version of the game will be available via STEAM on February 1, 2019. To learn more about ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN, head over to http://www.acecombat.com. To find out more about BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s other products, please visit: http://www.bandainamcoent.com/home.html or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS or join the conversation on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

Mortal Kombat 11 First Look Revealed

Burbank, Calif. – Jan. 17, 2019 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today revealed the first look at Mortal Kombat 11 with a showcase of crushing new gameplay, original and returning fighters, immersive story elements and innovative features that offer a more personalized experience than ever before.  Livestreamed to a global audience, the experiential, community celebration featured multiple reveals, including an appearance by UFC champion, Olympic medalist and WWE superstar, Ronda Rousey, who was announced as the voice of Sonya Blade.

To view and share the official Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal event livestream, visit: https://www.twitch.tv/NetherRealm

“I’ve been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass, female video game character that I related to,” said Ronda Rousey. “Now I get to voice her in Mortal Kombat 11. It’s a dream come true to be a part of the Mortal Kombat franchise that I grew up playing.

“We’re thrilled to showcase Mortal Kombat 11 and reveal the gameplay, new features and epic characters to the fans,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “We have an amazing community, and it’s an honor to share this celebration of the Mortal Kombat franchise with all of our passionate fans around the world.”

Today’s Mortal Kombat 11 announcements included:

  • UFC champion, Olympic medalist and WWE superstar, Ronda Rousey, was announced as the voice of Sonya Blade. To view and share today’s Sonya Blade Reveal Trailer, visit: https://go.wbgames.com/MK11-Sonya-Blade

  • First Gameplay Reveal Trailer featuring an original music track created in collaboration with international DJ, Dimitri Vegas, titled “You’re Next.” To view and share the First Gameplay Reveal Trailer, visit: https://go.wbgames.com/MK11-Gameplay-Trailer

  • Introduction to the Story Mode, teasing the all-new, time-bending narrative, featuring Kronika, the first female boss character in Mortal Kombat history, who is the Keeper of Time and creator of existence. To view and share the Story Prologue, visit: https://go.wbgames.com/MK11-Prologue

  • Announced new fighter Geras, a powerful and loyal servant of Kronika, who is able to manipulate time, along with fan-favorite characters, including, Baraka, Raiden, Skarlet, Scorpion, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero. To view and share the Geras Reveal Trailer, visit: https://go.wbgames.com/MK11-Geras

  • A montage of Mortal Kombat’s most iconic feature, Fatalities, showcasing the most gruesome, over-the-top Fatalities in Mortal Kombat history. To view and share the Fatalities Trailer, visit: https://go.wbgames.com/MK11-Fatalities-Trailer

  • Exclusive Mortal Kombat 11-inspired Under Armour Anatomix Spawn basketball footwear showcased via six custom designs by top sneaker artist and MK Kollective ambassador, Mache.

  • Pre-order Mortal Kombat 11 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One or Xbox One X to receive access to the beta, available March 28, 2019. Pre-orders will receive the in-game, playable character, Shao Kahn.

  • Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition revealed, which includes the main game, Kombat Pack, Scorpion mask bust, exclusive steel case, commemorative magnet coin and authenticity plate.

Mortal Kombat 11 is the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed franchise, developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, and is scheduled for release beginning April 23, 2019 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch™ system and PC.

Mortal Kombat 11 is available for pre-order now; visit www.mortalkombat.com for more information. Pre-orders will receive the in-game, playable character, Shao Kahn. Those who pre-order on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One or Xbox One X at select retailers, will also receive access to the beta, which will be available on March 28, 2019 for those platforms.

To learn more about Mortal Kombat 11, please visit www.mortalkombat.com or join the community conversation on Facebook (MortalKombat), Instagram (@MortalKombat), Twitter (@MortalKombat), Twitch (NetherRealm), YouTube (Mortal Kombat), Discord (MortalKombat) or Reddit (MortalKombat).

Sig Sauer Unveils Line of ProForce Airsoft Pistols

Newington, N.H. (January 17, 2019) – SIG SAUER is pleased to introduce the new, high-end SIG AIR ProForce airsoft line for professional training. SIG AIR ProForce products are designed as replicas of their centerfire counterparts in look, balance and handling characteristics and engineered to SIG standards for precision, accuracy, and reliability. Initial SIG AIR ProForce airsoft pistol offerings include the M17 airsoft pistol and P229 airsoft pistol.

“The SIG AIR ProForce line of airsoft guns is designed for professionals who train frequently and want the option of training safely in realistic force-on-force scenarios,” said Joseph Huston, Vice President and General Manager of SIG AIR. “SIG SAUER is a huge proponent of training, and we will continue to offer our customers numerous new product options to facilitate the safe practice of gun handling and target shooting in various environments.”

The new SIG AIR ProForce M17 airsoft pistol is similar in look and feel to the U.S. Army issued P320- M17 9mm pistol and features a polymer frame and metal slide with full blow-back action. The proprietary drop magazine holds 21 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs. An adjustable hop-up feature creates spin on the BBs for additional stabilization in flight, resulting in increased distance and accuracy. A picatinny accessory rail allows for quick and easy mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight.

Available in two power source options – 12g CO2 cartridge or green gas – the SIG M17 Airsoft pistol will be available with an optional optic plate mount for red dot sights. Velocity is up to 330 fps with muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. Available in Coyote Tan.

ProForce M17 Airsoft Pistol:

Total length: 8.5” Barrel length:  5.5” Weight:  2.6 lbs.
Finish:  Coyote Tan Muzzle Velocity:  up to 330 fps Muzzle Energy:  1 joule
Caliber:  6mm BB Magazine Capacity:  21 Power Source:  CO2 or Green Gas

MSRP: $179.99

Recently chosen by the US Coast Guard for training, the SIG AIR ProForce P229 is a full-size, metal frame airsoft pistol with an ergonomic polymer grip. The P229 airsoft pistol is powered by green gas and features a full-metal slide with realistic blowback. The drop magazine holds 25 rounds of 6mm polymer or biodegradable BBs and a picatinny accessory rail allows for the mounting of a laser or tactical flashlight. Fixed front and rear white dot sights facilitate quick target acquisition.

Velocity is up to 330 fps with muzzle energy of 1 joule (using a .20-gram polymer BB); however, results may vary depending on temperature and altitude. Available in Black.

ProForce P229 Airsoft Pistol:

Total length: 7” Barrel length: 4.75” Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Finish: Black Muzzle Velocity: up to 330 fps Muzzle Energy: 1 joule
Caliber: 6mm BB Magazine Capacity: 25 Power Source: Green Gas

MSRP:  $ 179.99

For more information on SIG SAUER airguns, visit sigsauer.com/airguns.

World War Z Screenshots Released

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Jan. 15, 2019 – World War Z, Saber Interactive’s upcoming four-player co-op multiplayer game inspired by the hit blockbuster movie, launches later this year on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Today, get a gruesome taste of horde-killing action with newly unveiled screenshots, along with the game’s striking key art.

Outlive the dead through each group of survivors’ unique storylines, as they run from and battle massive hordes of zombies powered by Saber’s advanced Swarm Engine. Survive a series of heart-pounding co-operative campaigns across a series of international locations, including Moscow, Jerusalem and New York. The relentless swarms act as real crowds, as zombies trip over obstacles, squeeze through tight spaces, and climb on top of each other to reach players no matter where they try to hide.

And stay tuned for even more World War Z news soon!

World War Z releases in 2019 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games store. For more information, visit http://wwzgame.com/ and follow the game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WWZGame, Twitter @WWZTheGame, and Instagram @WWZGame.

Intruders: Hide and Seek PlayStation VR Announcement Trailer

January 15, 2018 – Daedalic Entertainment and the Spanish developer Tessera Studios will release Intruders: Hide and Seek on Februrary 13th for Playstation VR. The MSRP for the PlayStation 4 version with PlayStation VR support is 19,99 Euro/USD.

In Intruders: Hide and Seek, three mysterious strangers break into a countryside vacation house and retain the Richter family as hostage. With your parents restrained and your sister hiding you become Ben, the eldest son, who is stuck in the house with the intruders. You will have to find a way to save your family while you figure out who the three assailants are and what they want.

You will have to move around unnoticed, avoid any confrontation and help your family in order to survive the worst night of their lives. In addition, you will be able to use the well callibrated VR-perspective to get a full and detailed view of the floors. However, you have to think about your next steps because each of the intruders has a specific perspective. You have to skip every coneshaped field of vision, survive for the family’s sake and try to call for help.

Key Features

  • Experience a realistic hostage drama
  • Look through the eyes of a ten year old boy and feel the stunning immersion
  • Think twice about your steps, they could be your last
  • Four hours of an exciting and breathtaking atmosphere
  • Witness strange events but stay focused

Intruders: Hide and Seek has won multiple awards like the Playstation Talent Award, SXSW Best Gaming Pitch Award and the F&S Premio Titanium award. The game will be released on Steam with VR support in 2020 as well.

Onimusha: Warlords Launch Trailer

January 15, 2018 – The legendary samurai adventure Onimusha: Warlords returns today, launching for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam. Set in a feudal world filled with magic, samurais and demon warriors, this classic game is available digitally today on all formats across North America and Europe for MSRP $19.99/€19.99/£15.99. Fans in North America have the option to purchase physical copies of Onimusha: Warlords for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This release of Onimusha: Warlords captures the thrilling action and cinematic story of the original 2001 release, which achieved over 2 million copies sold worldwide, with updated features fitting of today’s modern video game systems. The sword fighting action-adventure now includes high-definition graphics, widescreen display option, analog stick support, a readily available Easy Mode option, new soundtrack and a new ‘honor’ in-game achievement system.

To celebrate the release of Onimusha: Warlords, Capcom has revealed a brand-new Launch Trailer. Check out skilled heroes Samanosuke and Kaede in action as they slice their way to victory as well as the modern enhancements included in the release by heading over to the press site here.

Onimusha: Warlords follows the battle-filled journey of samurai Samanosuke Akechi and ninja Kaede on a quest to save Princess Yuki from a legion of mysterious demons who have invaded Inabayama Castle. As the two travel throughout the castle, they unravel a malevolent plot by those who would serve the evil Nobunaga Oda, a feudal lord resurrected by the demons to fulfil their dark desires. Using sword-based combat, a magical Oni Gauntlet and puzzle solving, players need to call on both brawn and creativity to defeat the demonic foes and save Princess Yuki!

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year 2019

Universal City, CA, January 10, 2019 —Universal Studios Hollywood ushers in the “Year of the Pig” as the movie-based theme park celebrates Lunar New Year with uniquely-themed programs featuring beloved global pop icon Hello KittyDreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda masters Po and Tigress and a Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON from Saturday, February 2 to Sunday, February 17, 2019.

This spectacularly-themed Lunar New Year tradition will take place within Universal Plaza, located at the heart of the theme park.  Under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, the festivities will come to life as guests discover the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes.

The centerpiece of the Lunar New Year festivities will feature DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage and the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise. The energetic experience is designed to engage guests of all ages in an interactive martial art demonstration performed by Master Po and friends. The immersive event will also feature seasoned animators teaching guests techniques to draw Po and the Furious Five as keepsake mementos.

DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda’s famous Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop is back by popular demand to serve up delicious culturally-themed food such as Po’s Dumplings, Dragon Warrior Bao, Oogway Eggrolls and Secret Ingredient Stir Fry Noodles. Mr. Ping himself will be on hand to interact with guests and take memorable souvenir photos.

Beloved global pop icon Hello Kitty, created by the global lifestyle brand Sanrio, will further complement this year’s Lunar New Year celebration when she steps out in style wearing her signature red bow and specially-designed Lunar New Year attire.  Hello Kitty will be available to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the new Animation Studio Store.

Keeping with Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year tradition, a Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON will greet guests at the entry of the festivities. The imposing 12-foot-tall robot leader of the DECEPTICONS will interact with guests, engaging them both in Mandarin and in real time conversation reflective of his persona. A resident of Universal Studios Hollywood, MEGATRON is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.”

Illumination Entertainment’s Minions from the theme parks’ popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will also join the festivities, stepping out in style and dressed up in brightly colored traditional Lunar New Year attire.

Uniquely themed experiences offered in Mandarin include the theme park’s signature Studio Tour and the exclusive VIP Experience, both of which provide two distinctive and revealing looks at an authentic movie and television studio.  Featuring expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking tour guides both opportunities provide insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest production studios in the world.  In-language park maps are also available for guests.

Guests can continue their Lunar New Year celebration at Universal CityWalk’s Dongpo Kitchen restaurant featuring upscale and modern Sichuan cuisine. Inspired by China’s premier restaurant Meizhou Dongpo, Dongpo Kitchen offers the comforts of a casual dining environment with both indoor and al fresco seating and caters to an eclectic palate with a variety of signature dishes.

Universal CityWalk’s newest restaurant, Vivo Italian Kitchen, serving freshly prepared authentic Italian fare in a newly designed modern setting, also invites guests to toast the “Year of the Pig” offering its haute cuisine menu in several languages, including Mandarin.

With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the all-new 2019 Season Pass invites guests to experience the fun all year long for $139 when purchased online.  Details and restrictions available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Mandarin-speaking guests can learn more about the Lunar New Year event at www.ush.cn.  Information is also available on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Weibo @好莱坞环球影城.

New Metro Exodus Story Trailer Released

MOSCOW – Jan. 8, 2019 – Begin the journey beyond with Deep Silver and 4A Games’ reveal of the Metro Exodus Story Trailer. This trailer will take you from the frozen Winter streets of Moscow to the scorched Summer sands of the Caspian desert. The Metro Exodus Story Trailer features a cast of new characters and provides a first look at some of the locations Artyom’s band of Spartans will visit on their journey across post-apocalyptic Russia.

Deep Silver and Microsoft are also thrilled to announce the Xbox One X Metro Saga Bundle, which is now available to pre-order. This epic bundle contains a 1TB Xbox One X Console and all three Metro games; Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux and the upcoming Metro Exodus. For newcomers to the series, it’s the perfect way to jump into this immersive franchise from the beginning.

Narrated from the perspective of Anna, Artyom’s wife and the Spartan Order’s top sniper, the Metro Exodus Story Trailer explores the hostile world which awaits the crew of the Aurora as they flee the ruins of Moscow and embark on an expansive year-long journey into the unknown. Artyom always believed that there was life beyond the Metro stations of Moscow – Metro Exodus sees these hopes and dreams put to the ultimate test in the crucible of the Russian wastelands.

Featuring an original score from series composer Alexey Omelchuk, the Metro Exodus Story Trailer is just the first in a series of upcoming gameplay reveals leading toward the release of Metro Exodus on Feb. 15 for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

Watch the Story Trailer here:

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Metro Exodus Artyom Custom Edition Announced

MOSCOW – January 9, 2019 – Deep Silver, 4A Games and Metro author Dmitry Glukhovsky today unveiled the Metro Exodus Artyom Custom Edition. This extraordinary bespoke edition is so rare only ten have been made, and they are not available to purchase in any store – instead, Metro fans around the world will have the opportunity to win them via a number of planned promotions in the coming weeks.

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity personally signed by Dmitry Glukhovsky and Andrew ‘Prof’ Prokhorov, creative director and co-founder at 4A Games, these hand-crafted editions feature a selection of Artyom’s iconic equipment, including a fully functional Nixie watch. You can see Dmitry assembling one of these packages in our reveal video here:

“We worked with the renowned craftsmen at DB Props, based in the world-famous Shepperton Studios to source and manufacture the ultimate collection for Metro fans,” said Huw Beynon, head of global brand management at Deep Silver. “Each item is either an authentic real-world object or has been hand-made to re-create 4A’s original designs. We knew we could never do Artyom’s signature Nixie watch justice with a replica; so we decided to make them for real.”

Packaged in a steel ammo crate, the Artyom Custom Edition contains:

  • A fully-functional, hand-made Nixie Watch
  • A Gas Mask and Filter
  • A working Bullet Lighter made from a decommissioned shell
  • A hand-made steel Spartan dog tag to be engraved with the recipient’s name
  • A leather map case and map of the Aurora’s journey
  • A personalised Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Dmitry Glukhovsky and Andrew ‘Prof’ Prokhorov

The first of these priceless editions has been given to 4A Games – the remaining nine will be available to win via a series of upcoming promotions. Be the first to hear how you can stand a chance of winning by registering at MetroTheGame.com, following us on Twitter and Instagram @MetroVideoGame or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MetroVideoGame.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 PC Features and Specs Trailer

Ubisoft has unveiled the various PC spec tiers for its upcoming Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, which is due out March 15, 2019.

Minimum – 1080p | 30 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: AMD FX-6350 | Intel Core I5-2500K
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 670
  • VRAM: 2 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11 | 12

Recommended – 1080p | 60 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X | Intel Core I7-4790
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: AMD RX 480 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 970
  • VRAM: 4 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11 | 12

High – 1440p | 60 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 | Intel Core I7-6700K
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD RX Vega 56 | Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070
  • VRAM: 8 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11 | 12

Elite – 4K | 60 FPS

  • OS: Windows 7 | 8 | 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | Intel Core I9-7900X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon VII | Nvidia Geforce RTX 2080 TI
  • VRAM: 11 GB
  • DIRECT X: DirectX 11 | 12