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Dreadnought Launch Trailer

HOUSTON – Oct. 15, 2018 – Six Foot has announced that Dreadnought, the free-to-play tactical shooter featuring massive capital ships, has officially launched* on Steam for Windows PC today. Titled Command the Colossal, this launch update to the game includes a new visual look with new UI enhancements, as well as support for two additional languages: Russian and simplified Chinese. PC players can link their Dreadnought and Steam accounts to continue playing with their existing achievements.

“One of our top priorities is bringing all our players new and unique experiences throughout the year. These latest technical advancements allow us to ensure new game content and updates for players everywhere at a higher pace than ever before,” said Six Foot COO Christian Svensson.

To celebrate today’s launch, Six Foot has released a new animated lore trailer featuring many of Dreadnought’s spaceships and ship manufacturers, as well as a new spotlight on the devastating conflict at the heart of the game.

Dreadnought is all about team-based spaceship action in 8v8 matches across exotic locations around our solar system. Command your fleet of over 70 customizable vessels from five specialized classes, unlocking more advanced ships, modules and more as you fight for fame, riches and glory. Battle with friends and players around the world in competitive modes like Team Deathmatch, Onslaught – in which players battle both the enemy team’s ships and neutral AI vessels – and Conquest, where players capture, link and hold territory through strategic maneuvering.

Dreadnought is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. For the latest updates, follow Dreadnought on Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.

*A post-release update will add Havoc mode and the ability to play custom matches to the Steam version of Dreadnought. Six Foot will have additional information about this update after launch.

Goosebumps Nintendo Switch Out Now

Minneapolis – October 12, 2018 – In anticipation of the release of Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, in theaters today, GameMill Entertainment has released the action-adventure hidden-objects title Goosebumps® The Game for Nintendo Switch™. Goosebumps® The Game is rated E 10+ for everyone 10 and up and retails for $29.99. See what monsters await in the official trailer:

Goosebumps® The Game can be purchased at all major retailers nationwide and downloaded from the Nintendo eShop.

“We are excited to release Goosebumps® The Game for Nintendo Switch during the most frightening time of the year,” said Mark Meadows, Partner of GameMill Entertainment. “Over 350 million Goosebumps® books have been sold worldwide and now the creepy creatures that R.L. Stine created will be brought to life in a brand new way! We have also added bonus characters and levels only available for Nintendo Switch that are sure to be a real treat!”

The walk home from school today is going to be a lot spookier than usual… your sleepy neighborhood’s been overrun by monsters! Werewolves prowl the woods, gnomes roam underfoot, and scarecrows walk at midnight. But these aren’t ordinary monsters—they’re R.L. Stine’s famous Goosebumps monsters, released from their books and looking to wreak havoc!

You’ll need to use your wits to investigate the surroundings, puzzle out clues, and outsmart the monsters before it’s too late! Survive a trek through your neighborhood, unravel the mysteries of the Dead House, and sneak through the mall after hours; only then can you confront Slappy and stop his plans for revenge!

Key Features:

  • Battle over 22 classic and movie monsters
  • Face off against the ultimate Challenger – Slappy!
  • 60 Rooms to explore with over 125 items to collect

Goosebumps® The Game is currently available for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4, Nintendo 3DS™, Xbox 360® and Xbox One at major retailers nationwide.

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween makes its way to theaters nationwide on October 12, 2018.

Cities: Skylines Industries DLC Announced

STOCKHOLM – Oct. 11, 2018 – Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order today announced the next industrial update for Cities: Skylines on PC, Mac and Linux. Industries, launching October 23rd will put one of the game’s three zones in the spotlight for the first time.

“With this expansion, players can make more meaningful choices in their cities’ industry by managing their production chains from grain to bread.” said Sandra Neudinger, Product Manager from Paradox Interactive. “The players have been asking for an industrial expansion for a while, so we’re excited to finally offer a full featured approach.”

In one of the most in-depth expansions in Cities: Skylines history, Industry becomes a larger and more meaningful part of the game with this DLC. Players can build unique factories and customize their industrial areas with supply chains for the four different resource types. Well managed industry areas will level up and become more efficient. Aside from production chains, there is a new city service for handling mail and the cargo airport eases import and export of factory goods. There are FIVE new maps, new policies, new city services, new buildings (including resource extractors, manufacturers, warehouses and unique factories) and more.

Key Features:

  • Make It Happen – Follow your products from harvesting to processing, storage and production, then transport them to commercial zones or export to other cities.
  • Captain Your Own Industry – Define an area with the industry area tool and place highly specialized industrial buildings to build and manage the production chain from raw material extraction up to final end product. Industry Areas are divided into four types based on the natural resource they are processing: Farming, Forest, Ore and Oil. These areas can level up upon reaching productions goals and staffing requirements.
  • Build it up, Buttercup – New industrial buildings include Extractors, Warehouse Facilities, Processing and Auxiliary Buildings, Industrial Props and Roads. Unique Factories, such as Food, Toy, Furniture, Car and Electronics produce luxury products, and require a large quantity of workers, water and electricity as well as input from your industries.
  • Ship It – Manage traffic and logistics with industry warehouses and the use of the new Cargo Services including a cargo airport.
  • Go Postal – Boost your citizens’ well-being with mail delivery and collection services. Post sorting facilities handle mail between outside connections and the post offices, and new Post Van and Truck vehicles enable the carriage.
  • Wonk Hard  – Three new Industry Policies and four City-wide Policies, including Workers’ Union, Sorting, Tolls, Wi-Fi, Logistics, Work Safety and Automation.
  • Five New Maps – Rich in natural resources, transportation options and industrial opportunities, these new maps have all the right stuff.
  • Four new hats for Chirper!

Check out the developer tutorial series on YouTube for new videos with tips and tricks everyday until launch!

But wait! There’s more! Coinciding with the Industries expansion, Cities: Skylines is getting a new radio channel and a free content update.

Synthetic Dawn Radio is the most far-out radio station to land in-game ever! It features 16 original new songs across four genres: 80s Electro, Vocoding Electro, Breakbeats and Futuristic Synths. Players can tune in and zone out to some stellar tunes as synth-spin master DJ Jessica Statler brings the funk.

The free update coming alongside Industries will introduce toll booths (and road tolls, naturally), which will slow traffic’s roll a bit, but generate extra income for the city. Players will also get the option to mark zoned buildings as historical, preserving their style, and the ability to create custom name lists for citizens, districts and spawned buildings.

For more information and to pre-order the Industries expansion, please visit https://www.paradoxplaza.com/cities-skylines/CSCS00GSK-MASTER.html

505 Games and Ninja Theory Announce Hellblade Physical Release Date

CALABASAS, Calif. – Oct. 9, 2018 – Indie publisher 505 Games today announced it has entered into an agreement with developer Ninja Theory to bring a physical version of the critically-acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to global retail shelves on Tuesday, Dec. 4, just in time for the holidays. The game will be sold at participating retailers for $29.99 / £24.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Since first launched, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has taken over a million fans worldwide on a journey with Senua, a Celtic warrior who embarks on a haunting vision quest to save the soul of her dead lover from Viking hell. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, the game will pull players deep into Senua’s mind.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was awarded the winner of five 2018 BAFTA Games Awards, including Best British Game, Best Artistic Achievement, Best Game Beyond Entertainment, Best Performer and Best Audio Achievement. The 2017 Game Awards also honored Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice as winner of Best Audio Design, Best Performance and Best Game for Impact.

In addition to the PlayStation 4 release by 505 Games, a physical retail version for Xbox One is being distributed by Microsoft.

For more information on Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and the upcoming release, please visit: https://www.hellblade.com.

Armored Brigade Announcement Trailer

October 9, 2018 – In our world, the Cold War, fortunately, has remained “cold” and (at least for now) the Third World War has not broken out. In the world of Armored Brigade, however, history goes differently: the USSR, still at the height of its military power, invades Central Europe together with its allies of the Warsaw Pact. NATO can do nothing but deploy the US, German and British divisions to stem the Red Tide.

Set between 1965 and 1991, Armored Brigade is a tactical RTS in which you will take control of either the NATO command or the Warsaw Pact. You can select your army not only by choosing the nationality (USA, West Germany and United Kingdom for NATO, USSR, Poland and East Germany for the Pact), but also the type of deployment – infantry, motorised or tank battalion.

The battlefield is set on three maps: the centre of Germany, the Fulda Gap, where NATO expected the salient of the USSR attack in case of war, and the south of Finland, present in the game as a neutral faction. You choose any portion of these maps to fight your battle.

Armored Brigade is a real-time tactical wargame focusing on realism and playability, inspired by classics like Steel Panthers, Close Combat and Combat Mission.

Jump in and select where you want to fight in one of the three huge maps available, with the level of zoom you choose. Then, pick your side and type of military deployment – infantry, motorised or tank battalion.

But just don’t expect an “ordinary” RTS: you have unit morale, training level and fatigue, even command delay based on the distance between your unit and its HQ. You will have to face a smart dynamic AI that, combined with the battle generator, offers unlimited replayability.

Armored Brigade is set for release on PC this fall.

Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2018 Reveals Second Wave of Films

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – October 4, 2018 – Screamfest Horror Film Festival, America’s largest, and longest running horror movie festival, announces the second wave of its festival line up.  The fest, which will run from Oct. 9-18, 2018 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood, will showcase the West Coast premiere of The Unthinkable, the West Coast premiere of Welcome to Mercy and the U.S. premiere of the animated feature “Chuck Steel: Night of The Trampires.”

This year, Screamfest will also honor prolific film and television producer Gale Anne Hurd with the Career Achievement Award on October 16th followed by a screening of Aliens and  The Terminator. Hurd started her career working with legendary director and producer Roger Corman at New World Pictures. She then launched her career when she produced and co-wrote her first feature film, The Terminator, which was a box office and critical success.  This success was quickly followed by Aliens, which received seven nominations and two Academy Awards®. Today, she is not only an executive producer of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” she also executive produces “Fear the Walking Dead” and consults with AMC’s top-rated talk show, “The Talking Dead.”

Aside from a myriad of the highly anticipated horror films it will showcase this year, Screamfest will also host the following special anniversary screenings:

Bride of Chucky

–  In honor of the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the release of Bride of Chucky, Screamfest will present a special screening of the film on October 12th at 7PM followed by a Q&A with writer Don Mancini and producer David Kirschner.  Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer (Brad Dourif), discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll (Jennifer Tilly).

The Serpent and the Rainbow

–  In honor of the upcoming 30th Anniversary of the release of The Serpent and the Rainbow, Screamfest will present a special screening of the film on Octobert 10th followed by a Q&A with David Ladd and Bob Engelman. An anthropologist (Bill Pullman) goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

This year’s Screamfest will showcase a total of 21 feature films and 60 short films. Badges are currently on sale to the general public at www.ScreamfestLA.com and individual film tickets and day passes will also be available for all films including this year’s second wave line up:

The Unthinkable  – 2018  – West Coast Premiere

**Closing Night film**

Directed by Victor Danell (as Crazy Pictures)

Written by Christoffer Nordenrot & Victor Danell (as Crazy Pictures)

Cast: Christoffer Nordenrot, Lisa Henni, Jesper Barkselius, Pia Halvorsen

Produced by Crazy Pictures

When Sweden faces a mysterious attack Alex is forced back to his childhood village. There he must be reconciled with both his father and youth love, Anna, while they all struggle to survive.

Welcome To Mercy – 2018 – West Coast Premiere

Directed by Tommy Bertelsen

Written by Kristen Ruhlin

Cast:  Kristen Ruhlin, Eileen Davies, Lily Newmark and Toms Liepajnieks

Produced by Cary Granat, Darren Goldberg, Ed Jones, Joel Michaely, Max Pavlov, Yulia Zayceva, Serik Kushenov and Aslbek Mussin

A young woman struggles against the unholy forces that possess her in this terrifying occult thriller. After being stricken with stigmata, single mother Madaline (Kristen Ruhlin) is sent to a remote convent where nothing is what it seems and her friend August (Lily Newmark) is seemingly the only person she can trust. Together, they must confront the demons inside Madaline before she becomes the Antichrist.

Chuck Steel: Night of The Trampires – 2018  – US Premiere of Animated Feature

Directed by Mike Mort

Written by Mike Mort

Cast: Mike Mort, Jennifer Saunders, Paul Whitehouse, Dan Russell, Jonnie Fiori, Samantha Coughlan

Produced by Mike Mort, Rupert Lywood, Randhir Singh, Joseph D’Morais

It’s not 1985 anymore…it’s 1986, and Chuck Steel is ‘the best God damn cop on the force’ according to his long suffering boss, Captain Jack Schitt. But even this maverick, renegade, loose cannon, lone wolf, cop on the edge, who doesn’t play by the rules has his work cut out when the Governor of LA decides to reduce the licensing hours for clubs and bars triggering a sudden, inexplicable spate of high profile disappearances in the city. The disappearances all have the same thing in common, a crime scene covered in blood but with no sign of the victim. The police are perplexed until they get a break in the case when one of the victims manages to escape. Chuck goes to interview the victim at the hospital but is confronted by a crazed old man who introduces himself as Abraham Van Rental. He warns a disbelieving Chuck that an evil scourge is about to descend on the city of Los Angeles – the scourge of the TRAMPIRES – a mutated hybrid of vampire and tramp…

Focus Home Interactive and Enodo Games Partner for The Architect: Paris

October 4, 2018 – Focus Home Interactive and Enodo Games are happy to announce their partnership for development of The Architect: Paris on PC. Offering a unique take on the City Builder genre, the game will ask players to become the Architect of the entire city of Paris. This doesn’t simply mean building a city from an assets catalogue – players will imagine, design, and create original buildings that they must manage individually. The Architect: Paris challenges players to carry out their vision of how the City of Light is developed, while responding to modern challenges such as design, demographics, politics, and pollution.

Jean-Baptiste Reynes, President and Creative Director of Enodo Games: “The Architect: Paris is an out of the box, innovative game that aims to shake the foundations of the genre. We are convinced that Focus Home Interactive is the ideal publisher to help us develop and promote our game. We look forward to working with their teams and benefitting from their long-time experience and expertise”.

Luc Heninger, Production Director of Focus Home Interactive: “We are delighted to partner with Enodo Games. With The Architect: Paris, they’re bringing a title that fits perfectly with the Focus Home Interactive catalog, as it goes far beyond the classical borders of its genre. We are always happy to work with ambitious partners developing innovative and fun concepts, and that’s exactly what Enodo Games is doing here.”

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden 20 Minutes of Gameplay

OSLO, Norway – October 4th, 2018 – The tactical adventure game Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is just two months away from launching on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation 4. Available for digital download on December 4th, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden combines XCOM-like tactical combat with real-time exploration, stealth, and story as it puts players on an usual journey across a post-human Sweden where anthropomorphic animals scramble to survive in the devastated remains of human civilization.

Today, publisher Funcom and developer The Bearded Ladies, have released 20 minutes of new, unedited gameplay with developer commentary from Lead Designer Lee Varley and Producer Mark Parker.

“Bormin, Dux and Selma have just exited the Cave of Fear and are heading north towards a place called the House of Bones,” explains Producer Mark Parker.“But first they need to cross the river and to do so they must defeat a large group of zone ghouls who are controlling a massive metal boat.”

The game’s announcement back in February quickly ‘went viral’ thanks to the unique cinematic trailer showing three very unlikely protagonist: Selma the humanoid mutant, Bormin the mutated boar, and Dux, the crossbow-wielding duck. Following successful demos of the game at GDC, E3, and GamesCom, feedback has been great,and the game has received numerous “Best of Show” awards.

Now available for PC pre-order on buy.mutantyearzero.com, the game will be available in a Standard Edition ($34.99) and a Deluxe Edition ($54.99). The Deluxe Edition includes a desktop wallpaper, digital artbook, digital soundtrack, and a digital copy of the Mutant Year Zero pen-and-paper RPG book. Pre-ordering the Standard Edition will give you a three-day head start at launch while pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition gives you the same head start as well as access to a Beta version of the game before launch.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack Trailer

October 2, 2018 – 2K and Firaxis Games  announced today that XCOM® 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack, will be available from October 9 on PC. As a gift to the fans, the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack will be available for free to all PC owners of XCOM 2: War of the Chosen until 12:59pm ET on December 3.

The XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack tells the story of what happened between the events of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2, and includes new game modes, maps, weapons, armor, and Photobooth options that honor the legacy of the XCOM series.

You can check out a new video presenting an overview of the content included in the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack here:

  • NEW GAMEPLAY MODES:
    • Legacy Ops – Command a squad of soldiers through a series of linked consecutive tactical missions:
      • Central’s Archives – Central Officer Bradford, and other key members of XCOM, recount the pivotal operations that led to the rise of the resistance between the events of XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM 2:
        • Blast from the Past – After the fall of XCOM HQ, Central Officer Bradford begins his journey to build the resistance by returning to where it all began.
        • It Came from the Sea – The broadcast of a fledgling radio DJ is reaching an audience he didn’t intend. It’s up to Central to save the DJ from an endless horde of hungry listeners.
        • Avenger Assemble – Join Lily Shen as she works to retrofit the Avenger into a new home for the growing forces of a reinvigorated XCOM.
        • The Lazarus Project – ADVENT is kidnapping key members of the resistance, and it’s up to Central to rescue some of XCOM’s most renowned operatives.
      • Resistance Archives – Engage enemy forces in series of tactical missions increasing in difficulty.
    • Skirmish Mode  Create and play your own custom XCOM tactical missions using the included editor that allows you to modify various settings (map, squad loadouts, objective, enemies, and more.)
  • NEW MAPS: Engage in battle across 28 new maps including remastered maps and scenes from XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within. These new maps will be featured in Central’s Archives.
  • NEW WEAPONS AND ARMOR: Equip your soldiers with reimagined versions of the conventional, laser, and plasma weapons, as well as Kevlar, Carapace, and Titan armor from XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Complete Central’s Archives to unlock these new additions for use in the main single player campaign.
  • NEW CUSTOMIZATION AND PHOTOBOOTH OPTIONS: Customize your soldiers with new attitudes and helmets. Create new images in the Photobooth with additional backgrounds, colors, and character poses.
  • NEW SOUNDTRACK OPTIONS: With the new Soundtrack Selector you can choose to play the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen campaign with the existing score, the score from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, or an all-new soundtrack inspired by the music from the original X-COM: UFO Defense.
  • OFFLINE CHALLENGE MODE: Play through all 100+ War of the Chosen challenges as often as you want.

The XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Tactical Legacy Pack will be available for free to all current owners of XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and those who purchase XCOM 2: War of the Chosen until 12:59pm EST on December 3. From 1:00pm EST December 3 it will be available for purchase at an SRP of $7.99.

The Surge: The Good, the Bad, and the Augmented Launch Trailer

October 2, 2018 – Hardcore Action RPG The Surge gets brand new content today with the new expansion The Good, the Bad, and the Augmented, out today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Warren will need to contend with not only the mad doctor’s nefarious traps and allies, but his jeering taunts and endless jibes as well, as he dives ever deeper into the Old West challenges presented in the DLC. See the new gear, unique Challengers, and brutal executions in the epic Launch Trailer, released today.

Enter the bowels of the CREO facility and explore an old and abandoned Quality Assurance lab created to push CREO’s tech to the limit. Warren will face Dr. Rischboter’s deadly test chambers that, for some reason, feel torn straight out of a twisted Wild West TV show!

Cowboys, American Indians and Mexican bandits populate this atypical scenery – but whether they are accomplices of the mad doctor, or unfortunate victims of his madness, none has been spared by the ‘Surge’, and all will fight to the death. There’s a new Sheriff in town… and he’s got his hands full.

Fight through the mad doctor’s training rooms and try modifying them yourself for increased rewards by combining up to 4 of the 16 insane modifiers available. At the end of each stage, fight against distinct Challengers, powerful opponents forged from the training scenarios who are equipped with 30 unique new equipment pieces – armors, weapons, and implants – that you can take for yourself!