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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.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season Last Episode Release Date

Skybound Games released today a new trailer for the upcoming last episode of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD: THE FINAL SEASON, titled TAKE US BACK. This highly anticipated ending will officially launch digitally on PC in the Epic Games Store, as well as on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, on Tuesday, March 26. Physical boxed editions of THE FINAL SEASON (containing all four episodes) will also arrive for consoles on March 26 and are available to pre-order now at major retailers.

You can check out the new trailer here:

It’s time for the end. After years of fighting to survive, Clementine is now leader of a community of lost children, and they’re depending on her to get them home safe. In the aftermath of an explosive mission, fire, chaos, the living and the dead all stand in her way. Can Clementine be the savior they need? Her story comes to a dramatic and heart-wrenching climax in this final episode. The night will be over soon…

As always, stay tuned to Skybound’s website and social channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for more news about TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD: THE FINAL SEASON.

Philips Announces New Curved E9 Displays

Fremont, CA – March 19, 2019 – Today EPI, who holds all Philips-branded home and personal audio licensing worldwide, unveiled three new curved monitors as part of its E9 Series – inviting users to experience the ultimate in real immersion with stunning picture quality and new, built-in speakers. Perfect for home entertainment or at the office, the Philips E9 Series includes the 32” Ultra-Wide Color QHD monitor (328E9FJAB), and the Philips 32” (328E9QJAB) and 27’’ Ultra-Wide Color LCD monitors (278E9QJAB). The new collection is now available on Amazon. The 328E9FJAB is $349.99 MSRP, the 328E9QJAB is $249.99 MSRP and the 278E9QJAB is $215.99.

The new displays all feature Ultra-Wide Color Technology which means a wider spectrum of colors, including vivid reds and deep blues, that deliver a more brilliant picture that comes to life on screen. The ultra-narrow borders and curved design allow for minimum distractions, maximum viewing size and enhanced productivity. Ultranarrow borders are ideal for multi-display or tiling set-up with gaming, graphic design and professional applications – making it feel like one large display.

The new Philips 32” Curved Quad HD monitor features 2560 x 1440 pixels and its optimized pixel management technology gives you 178/178 degree extra wide viewing angle, resulting in crisp, bright, stunning images and graphics. The Philips 32″ and 27’’ Full HD LCD monitors with 1920 x 1080 pixels allow for a completely immersive experience. The enhanced quality of the 16.9 Full HD resolution delivers true-to-life pictures with crisp details, incredible contrast and stunning visuals.

The new monitors utilize high performance panels with high density pixel count, enabled by high bandwidth sources like DisplayPort, HDMI, and Dual link DVI that are critical for professional applications. Philips also packed its E9 Series with exclusive features, including its LowBlue mode and Flicker-Free technology. Philips LowBlue Mode uses a smart software technology to reduce potentially harmful blue light and Philips Flicker-Free technology regulates brightness to reduce flicker for a more comfortable viewing experience.

All Philips models sold in the U.S. come with an industry-leading 4-year advance replacement warranty. Units sold in Canada are covered by a 4-year warranty with the exception of the advance replacement portion.

I.G.I. Franchise to Return in 2021

Stockholm, Sweden March 19, 2019 – Toadman Interactive is pleased to announce that the third game in the I.G.I. franchise will be released during 2021.

The title is a tactical stealth FPS and a prequel to the previous games that will uncover the origin story of the I.G.I. organization. Toadman has started the development of the game and is now in the prototyping stage. The team is really excited to have one of the original creators on board for the development and is looking forward to being able to share more as development continues.

I.G.I. was originally released in 2000 and the first two games sold over a million units combined. The games were developed by Innerloop Studios and the first game was published by Eidos Interactive, the second by Codemasters.

”I’m so psyched to announce that the prototyping is going well and we already have a fun base game to play in the studio. Today, we are releasing a teaser showing a glimpse of our prototyping and many things will improve as we continue the development. The reason we are sending out this update is so that we can allow enthusiasts to provide ideas and feedback when we are in the early stages of development. We want to hear from you fans to make sure you get to see the most out of this game,” said Robin Flodin, CEO of Toadman Interactive.

For future updates on I.G.I., visit https://toadmaninteractive.com/IGIFAN.

Plugable Unveils Performance Onyx Gaming Headset

Redmond, Wash. – March 19, 2019 – Plugable, the leading developer of USB and Thunderbolt devices, launches the Plugable Performance Onyx Gaming Headset. With sound isolation capacity and a sturdy, sleek brushed aluminum design and wide compatibility across consoles and PCs, the Onyx Gaming Headset is ideal for gamers looking for a capable and affordable headset for gaming and streaming. The Plugable Performance Onyx Gaming Headset is available now for $44.95 on Amazon.

Comfort and Endurance for Long Gaming Sessions

The Plugable Performance Onyx Gaming Headset features a sturdy brushed aluminum frame with adjustable hinges and comfy memory foam padding on both the headband and the earcups. The adjustable hinges on the headset let gamers personalize the size of headband to optimize fit. A retractable microphone provides clear audio for multiplayer game play.

Clear and Precise Stereo Sound

The Plugable Performance Onyx Gaming Headset delivers true stereo sound and ditches sound gimmicks, taking advantage of the built-in incredible sound design and accurate audio positioning of today’s hottest games. The Plugable headset’s 53mm drivers reproduce the developer’s original vision for the audio with accuracy and clarity. The clear sound profile allows gamers to accurately hear where their opponent is coming from. The Plugable Performance Onyx Gaming Headset immerse users in resonant stereo audio fed directly through a 3.5mm audio connection, making these headphones not only great for gaming, but for regular audio users as well.

Noise Isolation for Immersive Gaming

The over-ear headset design creates a seal around the ear that reduces outside sounds for an immersive gaming experience. The seal avoids excess heat build-up, keeping users ears cool and comfortable during use.

Compatible for Gamers of All Types

The Plugable Performance Onyx Gaming Headset comes with a universal 3.5mm TRRS connection for the microphone and headphone channels on gaming consoles such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo® Switch. The TTRS cable also allows direct plug in into gaming controllers such as the DualShock® 4 and Xbox® One controllers. Furthermore, the package includes a 6-foot TRRS to TRS cable for connecting to gaming PCs. The headset comes with an additional extension cable with in-line volume and microphone mute switch. Both the TRRS and TRS are made of durable braided cable, eliminating tangles and tears, even after extended use.

About Plugable

Plugable Technologies is one of the world’s best-known brands for USB and Thunderbolt devices. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, Plugable focuses on better products, better information, and better support than can be found at any traditional electronics company. Plugable’s products are sold globally, primarily through Amazon’s FBA platform in the USA, Canada, UK, Japan, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and 22 other countries in Europe.

To learn more about Plugable, visit plugable.com.