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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Seed of Evil Expansion Trailer

OSLO, Norway – May 23rd, 2019 – Hours of gameplay, new locations to visit and a new leading character await fans of the award-winning tactical adventure game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, as Funcom and The Bearded Ladies today announce the upcoming expansion Seed of Evil.

The turn-based tactical adventure game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden received critical acclaim for its gameplay, artwork and captivating characters. Set in post-apocalyptic Sweden, the player controls a group of mutants searching through the ruins of civilization for salvation or simply something to eat. Using a mixture of stealth and combat strategy, while evolving your characters through a series of interesting mutations, is paramount to overcoming the evil that is threatening to eradicate what is left of decent society.

A new menace is looming in the expansion. Powerful and ominous roots have emerged and seem to be taking control over the minds of friends and foes alike. Fortunately, a new hero has arrived, and players can now add Big Khan the moose to their squad of mutants. He is not only skilled at landing critical hits but comes with the unique mutations Ground Pound and Flame Puke, giving the option to apply a more diverse playstyle in order to succeed.

The expansion and the retail release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch was originally set to release on June 25th. The new release date is now July 30th. The expansion and the full game will also be available digitally on all platforms.

PC gamers can preorder the expansion on Steam later today for $ 14.99 (pricing may differ across territories). A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be released today on Steam, consisting of both the original game and the upcoming expansion. The Deluxe Edition will also be available in retail.

EVE Online Invasion Cinematic Trailer

24 May 2019 – Reykjavik, Iceland – Eager EVE Online players will get a sneak peek of the action with the new EVE Online: Invasion cinematic trailer, released today.

EVE Online: Invasion, the exciting and free new expansion coming next week, brings the fearsome Triglavian forces to known space for the first time. Fight for your territory and earn lucrative rewards as the Triglavians lay siege to your star systems.

The Invasion expansion introduces three new and formidable Triglavian ships in the Tech II category and there will be additions to the Mutaplasmid system. Invasion also brings further iterations to the War Declaration system that will consolidate recent improvements, as well as added content and user experience improvements to The Agency, helping you to access varied and exciting content more easily.

Get hyped for the fight and rally your allies to defend New Eden. Take control of your future and be a part of unfolding history as EVE Online: Invasion changes the universe forever!

More info on the expansion can be found on EVE Updates. EVE Online can be downloaded for free by visiting www.eveonline.com.

Conan Unconquered PC Specs and Updated Release Date

OSLO, Norway – May 24th, 2019 – The upcoming RTS game created by the Command & Conquer veterans at Petroglyph is now due to release late afternoon on May 29th, one day earlier than previously announced.

“We’re eagerly looking forward to launch and to getting Conan Unconquered into the hands of players. The game has really come together and although the skill cap is high, it’s tremendously fun to play,” says Lawrence Poe, Chief Product Officer at Conan Unconquered publisher Funcom.

The upcoming RTS has already received positive previews, with several journalists comparing it to the highly successful game They Are Billions. The game has a number of features that set it apart from the other games in the genre, however. Among them the fact that you control a hero, as well as the army you amass. Also, the game’s co-op mode and the newly announced challenge mode, in which players can challenge one another on a unique map with a unique leaderboard, look to be welcome additions to the RTS genre.

The system requirements were also revealed today, and are as follows:

Minumum:
Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64 bit)
8GB of RAM
Core i3 (dual core) @3Ghz+ or equivalent
Intel HD Graphics 620 or DX11 graphics card w/ minimum 1GB dedicated RAM
Storage – 10GB

Recommended:
Windows 7, 8 or 10 (64 bit)
8GB of RAM
Core i5 (quad core) @3Ghz+ or equivalent
Nvidia Geforce GTX 970 or AMD RX580 or better
Storage – 10GB

The game is currently available for pre-order on Steam and via  www.conanunconquered.com.

Arma 3 Contact – Announcement Trailer

May 23, 2019 – Bohemia Interactive is excited to present: Arma 3 Contact – a spin-off expansion for their military simulation game Arma 3 (watch trailer). Scheduled for release on Steam (Windows PC) on July 25, the Arma 3 Contact expansion features a military science fiction singleplayer campaign, which will arrive together with a fresh new sandbox terrain, factions, weapons, vehicles, gear, and more.

In the “First Contact” singleplayer campaign, players will assume the role of NATO drone operator Aiden Rudwell, who is deployed to Eastern Europe as part of a military training exercise. When a massive alien vessel suddenly enters the atmosphere, you are sent to investigate the extraterrestrial visitors and determine their intentions. However, amid the tension and chaos, armed conflict inevitably unfolds. Over the course of the campaign, players will engage in field science, electronic warfare, and combat reconnaissance, in an experience delivered in authentic Arma style.

Although conventional infantry engagements can be expected, a significant portion of the campaign will focus on non-shooting gameplay. This involves operating a mini UGV sampling laser and CBRN defense equipment to study strange alien anomalies, as well as controlling the electromagnetic spectrum with the aptly named Spectrum Device. This advanced modern tool – depending on what antenna is fitted – can be used for navigation, intelligence gathering, and deception.

Besides its story-driven campaign, the upcoming Contact expansion also brings various additions to the greater Arma 3 sandbox. One highlight is the massive new 163 km2 terrain set in the fictional Polish-speaking country of Livonia. With this new locale come two smaller yet capable fighting forces: Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz. These new factions are equipped with their own combat fatigues, vests, and helmets. Furthermore, the expansion packs 5 additional weapons, 2 new vehicles plus variants, extra gear, and more.

“Many of us have wondered if humanity is alone in the universe. I, for one, want to believe we are not. The premise of intelligent life visiting Earth from outer space has fascinated me since childhood, and combining that with the military authenticity of Arma 3 always seemed like it would make for a very cool and unique experience”, said Arma 3 Contact Project Lead, Joris-Jan van ‘t Land. “After our team’s previous project – Laws of War DLC – proved that players enjoy gameplay that’s a little different, our team felt motivated to go for it. I am personally very grateful for the opportunity to explore this theme, and I want to thank all Arma 3 players for their support and making it possible for this dream to come true.”

Key Features of Arma 3 Contact

  • Singleplayer campaign “First Contact” – You are a member of a NATO training deployment to a remote region of Livonia, presented with a mysterious event that will forever change the face of human history.
  • 163 km2 Livonia terrain – A temperate summer environment set in a partly abandoned militarized region of the (fictional) Eastern European country of Livonia.
  • 2 Factions – Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz, who are equipped with their own gear, and made complete with reskinned variants of existing Arma 3 assets, new character faces, and Polish or Russian radio protocols.
  • 5 Weapons – Promet Assault Rifle, RPK-12 Light Machine Gun, AKU-12 Carbine, Mk14 Classic Hunting Rifle, and Kozlice Shotgun – most of which come with various attachments and camo paints.
  • 2 Vehicles – ED-1 Mini UGV (a small electric tracked robot with a modular chassis and swivel arm that comes in both a Science and Demining variant) plus the Tractor.
  • Gear – CBRN clothing, masks and backpacks, Spectrum Device, radio backpack, blindfold, and tin foil hat.
  • Multiplayer Scenarios – Additional Zeus Game Master, Combat Patrol, and Warlords scenarios for the new Livonia terrain.
  • Free Bonus Content – NATO woodland camouflage, civilian clothing, 100+ decorative props and terrain objects, and more. These will be made available for free to all owners of Arma 3.

The Arma 3 Contact expansion is scheduled for release on July 25 and will be distributed as DLC for Arma 3 on Steam. It is already available for pre-purchase on Steam and the Bohemia Store for 24.99 EUR / 27.99 USD / 21.99 GBP (with a temporary 10% discount up until one week after release). Those who pre-order will also receive Sneak Preview Access to the new Livonia terrain as of today.

People who are entirely new to Arma 3 can also decide to pick up the Arma 3 Contact Edition on Steam or the Bohemia Store, which bundles the Arma 3 base game and Contact expansion at a much lower price than when both are bought separately. Fans might be interested in the Bohemia Store-exclusive Arma 3 Contact Collector’s Edition (available here). This limited-edition also includes the base game (Deluxe Edition) and Contact expansion, plus more than five unique collector’s items such as a rugged field case, topographic map, two-way radio transceivers, tin foil hats, and more.

For more information about Arma 3 Contact, visit www.arma3.com/contact. Here you will also find the system requirements for Arma 3 and answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about the new expansion. To keep track of all the latest news, also be sure to follow Arma 3 on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Steam.

Godzilla Defense Force Launch Trailer

Los Angeles – May 23, 2019 – TOHO and NEXON put the power of Godzilla into the hands of gamers all over the world today with the release of GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE, featuring 70 iconic kaiju seen in Toho’s classic films (more than 29 films ) from the Godzilla franchise (1954-2016). Players can fight the onslaught of fan favorites such as Mechagodzilla, Rodan, and Mothra using special weapons while also building and reinforcing defensive bases. The action-packed clicker game is available worldwide from NEXON, a global leader in online games and developed under its consolidated subsidiary NEOPLE INC. by development team STUDIO42, and overseen by TOHO.

“Nexon is the perfect gaming partner to capture the power and personality of Godzilla and its years of rich history and lore in GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE,” said Emi Haraguchi, Licensing Manager of Toho of TOHO. “Fans will become nostalgic when they can interact with the weapons, vehicles and characters seen in the iconic Toho’s Godzilla films.”

“Godzilla Defense Force weaves TOHO’s Godzilla series with a fantastic blend of card and defense building mechanics to create unique mobile experience that reflects the heart of the franchise,” said Jaeho Hwang, Director of Neople Studio 42.

GODZILLA DEFENSE FORCE is a stand-alone, base management game that lets players defend large and populated cities including New York, Tokyo, London and Sydney against gigantic beasts. Kaiju from across the Godzilla series are on the move, and it’s up to players to recruit these powerful beasts to save the world! Defeated Kaiju can be collected as KaijuCards, which can then be used as Skills or Buffs in various stages. Players can defeat and collect Kaiju Cards to unlock the Codex, which contains detailed descriptions of all the Kaiju alongside images from their respective movies. When players are not defending their city, forces are bolstered through lunar colonization and even a special time-traveling mechanic! The game is free to play (with micro transactions) and available at the App Store and Google Play.

Jurassic World Stars Reprise Roles for Upcoming Ride

Universal City, CA, May 23, 2019 – Stars of the JURASSIC WORLD films Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, bringing their characters from the silver screen to Universal Studios Hollywood’s much anticipated mega attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” opening this summer.

This marks the first time the cast will appear as their iconic characters outside of the JURASSIC WORLD films for a theme park attraction.  As part of original content created exclusively for the new ride, Owen, Claire and Dr. Wu will shed light on their interactions with the dinosaurs along with facts and information about the imposing prehistoric creatures that first roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago.

This spectacular new ride will feature an original storyline that will take guests on a breathtaking excursion through the theme park as depicted in Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s film, JURASSIC WORLD.  It will soar to new heights with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus in her natural habitat.

For the first time, JURASSIC WORLD fans will have the chance to see this impressive creature and become immersed within her massive Aquarium Observatory.  Appearing to span over 60 feet in length and tipping the scales at over 30K pounds through stunning state-of-the-art visual effects, the Mosasaurus is a sight to behold as she moves just inches away from guests throughout her glass enclosure filled with the equivalent of 3.5 million gallons of water.

Universal Creative collaborated with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to bring the Mosasaurus to life and to capture the realism of her underwater environment using a combination of spectacular visual effects and cutting-edge technologies, including the use of motion parallax, a technique that shifts the guest’s perspective of the Mosasaurus as she moves throughout the tank.

The team also employed a series of lighting enhancements allowing the aquarium to intuitively shift from day to night, as well as visual changes to the environment during inclement weather, thus creating a variety of visual scenarios guests can experience based on when they experience the ride.

“Jurassic World—The Ride” captures the essence of the blockbuster movie and comes to life in collaboration with the award-winning and inspired minds at Universal Creative, the Academy Award®-winning special-effects visionaries at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd., Universal Pictures and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall.

When “Jurassic World—The Ride” opens this summer, guests will be welcomed to a dramatically reimagined space reflective of the hit films.  A fresh entry statement, stonework landscaping, and a contemporary redesign of the iconic JURASSIC WORLD gates, illuminated with billowing flames, will create the framework for the all new aesthetics.

Once guests pass through the queue, they will board specially designed rafts that will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation and traverse new areas besieged with towering dinosaurs meandering at just an arm’s length away.  Encounters with such docile creatures as the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey.  When the Tyrannosaurus rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new ferocious dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall as the sole means of escape.

Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD franchise, will engage guests in daring face-to-face encounters.

In addition, a new interactive “Dino Play” area will incorporate educational components within an inspired space where children of all ages can explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils.

To see Universal Studios Hollywood’s new marketing campaign, It Just Got Real in support of this summer’s opening of “Jurassic World—The Ride,” click here.

With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the new California Neighbor Pass invites guests to experience 175 days of fun for $149 when purchased online. Visitwww.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for more details. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

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

VoltEdge E3 2019 Audio Lineup

Newport Beach, CA (May, 2019) – VoltEdge™, LLC, a new developer of high-performance game accessories, has announced that it will showcase its flagship line of gaming audio headsets at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Core products on display at E3 include the TX70 Wireless Headset for PlayStation® 4, PC’s and Nintendo Switch™, along with wired headsets for PlayStation® 4, Xbox ONE™ and Nintendo Switch™.  The VoltEdge lineup will be available for play at Booth #433 South Hall.

VolteEdge was started by industry veterans who are dedicated to driving innovation and re-energizing the video game accessory category. Having delivered some of the biggest products and brands in the industry, the VoltEdge team is focused on high-performance products and value offerings that will appeal to the full spectrum of gamers. With extensive relationships and partnerships VoltEdge is poised to be a key player in the creation and design of the next-generation of gaming hardware.

“With a focus on innovation and affordability, we are passionate about developing new gaming accessories,” stated Chris Richards, co-founder and CEO of VoltEdge. “We feel very confident that VoltEdge will set a new standard for the industry in terms of advanced product design combined with remarkable value, and we have a team with all the experience necessary to make it happen.”

 VoltEdge will have the following products on display at E3:

·        TX70 Wireless Headset for PlayStation 2, PC’s and Nintendo Switch – 2.4 GHz Wireless Headset offers uncompromising performance with unparalleled value. The first wireless headset in the industry offered at an SRP of $59.99.

·       TX50 Headset for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – Large impact 50mm speakers deliver exceptional audio quality, coupled with a bold look focused on comfort. SRP $39.99.

·       TX40 Universal – Delivers a great gaming experience for playing at home or on the go, with a classic design. SRP $29.99.

·       TX30 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch – High quality audio delivered through 40mm drivers and achieves crystal clear chat through the in-line directional mic. SRP $24.99.

·       TX20 Universal Headset – Inspired by a retro design, the TX20 is the ultimate headset for gamers who want quality audio without the weight of traditional headphones and headsets. SRP $19.99.

VoltEdge will have many of its products available for testing at booth #433 in the South Hall. Members of the media and other industry participants are invited to visit the booth to speak with the VoltEdge team about their impressive line of new audio equipment designed for the next generation of gaming.

DC Universe Online Announced for Nintendo Switch

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – May 23, 2019 (9:00 a.m. PT) – Daybreak Games announced today that the free-to-play massively multiplayer online super hero game, DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) is coming this summer to Nintendo Switch™.

Currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC, DCUO will allow players to adventure through exhilarating stories, travel to iconic DC locations, and meet over 300 DC characters with handheld mode and TV mode options on Nintendo Switch.

“Bringing such a massive online game to Nintendo Switch has been a dream come true,” said SJ Mueller, Creative Director of DC Universe Online. “As soon as the Nintendo Switch released, the development team couldn’t help but wonder, what if…? Long story short, we are so excited for players to take their DC experience wherever they go.”

DC Universe Online allows players to channel their inner hero or villain by creating a unique, customizable character with a variety of superpowers. Players will experience thrilling, fast-paced battles alongside and against DC characters including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Joker, and more. Fans explore immersive, story-driven adventures in Gotham City, Metropolis, Titans Island, Themyscira, Atlantis and many other famous DC locations.

For additional game information, visit www.DCUniverseOnline.com and follow the official DC Universe Online social channels on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch.

Dollhouse Launch Trailer

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – May 23, 2019 – SOEDESCO and Creazn Studio have unveiled the launch trailer for film noir psychological horror game Dollhouse. The game launches on May 24th, for PlayStation®4 and Steam®. A physical version will be released as well for PlayStation®4.

A dismal story
In the Dollhouse Singleplayer story, players delve deep into the mind of mysterious detective Marie. She suffers from amnesia and is now on a terrifying investigation to recover her traumatic memories. Stalked by a strange identity and surrounded by haunting mannequins, she risks her life trying to unveil the truth behind her daughters death.

Online Murder Party
In addition to the Singleplayer story, Dollhouse also features an online multiplayer mode with fourteen playable characters, like aspiring actress Faithand underworld escort Vesper. Each of the characters has their own story, special abilities and passives.

The multiplayer supports two to eight players, who each get assigned a different target to murder. Players will have to stalk their prey and collect as many memories as possible in order to win, all while eluding their own pursuer and the unnerving mannequins that lurk in the shadows.

Features:

  • Escape your pursuer as you decipher the eerie story of your past in Singleplayer
  • Customize and upgrade your character with 40+ Abilities and Passives
  • Scan the environment and see through the eyes of your pursuer
  • Investigate procedurally generated maps, no restart is the same
  • Murder wisely in online Multiplayer where each player has a different target
  • Play with 14 different Multiplayer characters, each featuring unique abilities