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Friday, December 16, 2011

12/16/2011 - Anomaly Warzone Earth Coming to XBLA in 2012
Anomaly Warzone Earth Coming to XBLA in 2012

11 bit studios' Celebrated Tower Offense Game Attacks Consoles This Spring

In Spring 2012, 11 bit studios will bring their award-winning Anomaly Warzone Earth to Xbox 360 on Xbox LIVE Arcade, with exclusive XBLA content – all new Tactical Trials levels that will test your puzzle-solving skills in the Anomaly world.

The ultimate Tower Offense strategy game tasks you with saving near-future Earth from an alien onslaught. The unwelcome invaders have captured the world’s major cities, building huge turrets that destroy everything in their path. It’s up to you to lead an armored squad through the streets of cities like Baghdad and Tokyo. By putting you on the attack, Anomaly Warzone Earth turns tower defense on its head and presents an extraordinary mixture of action and real-time strategy perfectly suited to the Xbox 360.

Earlier this year, Anomaly Warzone Earth was released for PC, Mac and iOS to rave reviews, with the latter earning a Metacritic score of 94! Reviewers and players alike hailed Anomaly's slick appearance, intuitive interface and original approach to a popular strategy game genre. Now Xbox gamers will have the chance to experience what IGN called “a perfect challenge for any strategist” and what Destructoid considers “a fresh and exhilaratingly fun strategy experience that only few titles can match.”

What are the critics so excited about?

- Enjoy innovative Tower Offense gameplay – you’re the attacking side!
- Experience a new approach to strategy games on consoles - a strategy game designed to be played with a gamepad.
- Dive into six Xbox-exclusive Tactical Trials levels that will test your puzzle-solving skills in the Anomaly world.
- Play for hours on end in the engaging story campaign, as well as the two exciting Squad Assault Modes.
- Immerse yourself in the game with great visuals and atmospheric audio.

For more information, visit
http://anomalythegame.com.

About 11 bit studios
We're a game development company based in Warsaw, Poland. Guided by experienced management, our goal is to create exciting games for all kinds of gamers – hardcore players, as well as those who play on occasion – and to make the games easily available through digital distribution. The core concept behind development is to devise unique and pioneering gameplay ideas, and to implement and deliver them to all main gaming platforms. Find out more at 
http://11bitstudios.com.  

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

12/15/2011 - Gabriell's Ghostly Groove Exclusive 3D
NATSUME MAKES HOLIDAYS BRIGHT WITH THE UNVEILING OF THE EXCLUSIVE GABRIELLE'S GHOSTLY GROOVE 3D FIGURINE 

The Only Way To Get The Brand New Doll Is With The Purchase Of Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D For The Nintendo 3DST On The Natsume

Burlingame, CA.-December 15, 2011 - Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today that they are giving away an exclusive Gabrielle doll figurine with every purchase of Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D for the Nintendo 3DST made on the Natsume online store now through December 21st.  The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is available at an MSRP of $39.99.

This unique opportunity comes just in time for the holiday gift giving season.  Not only does Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D make a fun and festive gift for any gamer in the family, but now through the 21st it comes along with a never before seen figurine that is only available at the Natsume online store at http://natsume.com/store/index.html  

"With everyone starting their holiday shopping, we are excited to share this limited offer with everyone this holiday season," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO of Natsume. "Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D makes a great gift for anyone on your list, and now, coupled with this exclusive figurine that you can't get anywhere else, it's truly a gift that will make someone you know very happy!"

In Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D for 3DS, Gabrielle is having a bad day. She sneezed her soul right out of her body! She'll have to travel to Monsterville, the home of all things that go bump in the night, to get help. Only by busting out the ghostliest dance moves and thrilling and chilling people will she be able to scare up the power she needs to get herself back into her body! It's a spooktacular rhythm adventure!

For more information on Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D, please visit www.natsume.com. You can also follow all of the latest Natsume news at www.natsume.com/facebookwww.twitter.com/natsume_inc  and http://www.youtube.com/user/NatsumeUSA  

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

12/14/2011 - Sonic CD Arrives for the Holidays
Sonic CD Arrives in Time for the Holidays

SEGA Fan Favorite to Include both US and Japanese Soundtracks

SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that fan favorite Sonic CD™ will be released on multiple platforms starting tomorrow, December 14. Relive the story of the 1993 original, which sees Dr. Eggman again attempting to take control of time by stealing the Time Stones from Little Planet. Sonic must speed through levels and travel through time while fending off Eggman’s robots to recover the Time Stones and save the smitten young hedgehog, Amy Rose.

One of GamesRadar’s top 100 games of all time, the revamped version of this popular title includes the original Japanese and US soundtracks as requested by the fans, and, for the first time, the ability to play the game as Sonic’s best friend, Tails, unlockable by clearing the game for the first time. Sonic CD also features the first appearance of Metal Sonic, one of Sonic’s most enduring nemeses.

“Sonic’s 20th Anniversary has been a banner year for him – as well as for everyone at SEGA,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “Gamers around the world are rediscovering their love of Sonic through his adventures, new and old. Whether you are a long-time hedgehog aficionado looking to enjoy a favorite moment from Sonic’s past, or a brand-new player who wants to join in on the fun, there is no better place to start than with one of Sonic’s most celebrated games, Sonic CD.”

Sonic CD will be available tomorrow, December 14, for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (400 Microsoft Points). Versions for Android and iPhone®, iPod® touch, and iPad® will be available December 14 and 15, respectively, for a limited-time, special sale price of $1.99 / £1.49 / €1.59 / AUD$1.99.

The game comes to PlayStation®Network on December 14 in Europe and December 20 in the U.S. for $4.99 / £3.59/ €4.49 / AUD$6.25. Sonic CD will also be released on Windows Phone in the New Year, so stay tuned!

For more information on Sonic CD, please visit http://www.sega.com/

For more news, follow SEGA on Twitter @SEGA or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/sega.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12/13/2011 - New Ancestors Character Pack DLC for Assassin's Creed Revelations
UBISOFT® LAUNCHES “THE ANCESTORS CHARACTER PACK”, ALL-NEW DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR ASSASSIN’S CREED REVELATIONS


London, UK – December 13, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft® debuts The Ancestors Character Pack, all-new downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed Revelations for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and for PCs. This pack will be available on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from tomorrow, December 14.  The Ancestors Character Pack is available for the suggested downloadable price of 320 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE® and £3.19 ($3.00) for PCs and on PlayStation Network. 

Ancestors Character pack extends the Assassin’s Creed Revelations experience with features that include:

·         New multiplayer characters: the swashbuckling Privateer, the devious siren Corsair, the battle-tested Brigand and the bloodthirsty Gladiator;

·         Personalized taunts, weapons and stylized assassination moves;

·         New achievements and trophies to earn;

·         Multiplayer customization items.

In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.

In addition to Ezio’s award-winning story, the acclaimed online multiplayer experience returns, refined and expanded, with more modes, more maps and more characters that allow players to test their assassin skills against others from around the world. The latest chapter in the Assassin’s Creed saga also includes revolutionary gameplay, allowing players to manipulate the construct of Desmond’s memories and the Animus to decipher the mysteries of his past and gain insight into the future.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed Revelations, please visit: www.assassinscreed.com and www.facebook.com/assassinscreed

Follow http://twitter.com/assassinscreed for regular updates on Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

About Assassin’s Creed:

Initially launched in 2007, the first three Assassin’s Creed® games have sold more than 31 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series on next-generation consoles. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed has transcended video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, a Facebook game, novels, short films and more.

Submitted By: Tim Garner


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Monday, December 12, 2011

12/12/2011 - Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Coming to Home Consoles
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES ‘TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2’ FOR HOME CONSOLES

Heir to the TEKKEN Tag Tournament Legacy Enters the Ring for the Holidays 2012

LYON, FRANCE – 12 December 2011 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today KO’d TEKKEN fans with the news that TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT ™ 2 will be coming to home consoles worldwide for the holiday season in 2012.

The highly-anticipated sequel to 2000’s legendary TEKKEN Tag Tournament, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 is being brought to home consoles with all of the action seen in the arcades along with unique content and features that won't be seen anywhere else, making for the most feature-rich title in the history of the TEKKEN franchise. The game will come loaded with a slate of new features not available in the existing arcade version found in Japan, including online functionality that has been comprehensively reworked in direct response to fan feedback as well as a host of all-new features that have yet to be revealed.

 “We have heard the voice of fans directly at various tournaments and through social media.” said Katsuhiro Harada, TEKKEN Project Director at NAMCO BANDAI GAMES Inc.  “As TEKKEN is the top-selling fighting game franchise worldwide we know expectations for the widely anticipated sequel to TEKKEN Tag Tournament are high, but we are confident we can deliver what you’ve been asking for and even more.”

“This is an incredibly important game for NAMCO BANDAI Games, for the TEKKEN franchise, and for the fans,” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President at NAMCO BANDAI Partners. “With the vast legacy of the original game, it’s hard to imagine a game that could energise the fight game community more than this, and I know Harada-san and his team are going to deliver something spectacular.”

To keep up to date with everything going on in the TEKKEN universe, join the global TEKKEN family today at http://www.facebook.com/tekken and follow Harada-san on Twitter: @Harada_TEKKEN.

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