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Friday, April 27, 2012

04/27/2012 - Walking Dead Video Game First Episode Available Now
Telltale Games' The Walking Dead Releases to Critical Acclaim

Based on Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic book series and graphic novels

Episode One - A New Day has dawned on PlayStation®Network, PC and Mac. Coming Friday, April 27th to the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 26, 2012  - Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman, the Eisner Award-winning creator and writer of The Walking Dead  for Skybound Entertainment and Image Comics, announced today that the first episode of the game series based on the critically acclaimed comic book series,  The Walking Dead, is now available for download.  Players can purchase the PC and Mac versions from the Telltale Games Online Store, as well as Steam and other digital distribution services.  The first episode is also available for download now on PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and will be available Friday, April 27th on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Early critical response to Telltale's first episode of the series has been intensely positive from gaming critics across the web.  In their review,  IGN.com awarded the episode an  Editors' Choice award, saying, "'A New Day' is one of Telltale's finest games," also stating, "…This is a deeply personal and emotional experience, and that's why it feels so right as a part of this franchise."  The review praised, "…The Walking Dead Episode one has just about everything fans could want."

Other critics lauded the game, with  Official Xbox Magazine awarding the game an  Editors' Choice with a score of 9 out of 10, saying the episode was,  "Slam-bang entertainment,"  adding that,  "Everything just feels right"  with its  "Striking art style and cinematic presentation."   Website  Shacknews said, "The Walking Dead is more than just a great adaptation of a beloved property—it is easily one of Telltale's best games."

Gaming site  Polygon gave the game an impressive 9 out of 10, stating,  "With choices that matter and intensity to spare, Telltale Games delivers one of its best efforts to date."  Their accolades continued with,  "…the first episode of The Walking Dead held me in as I was thrown from one story-twisting, heart-stopping conflict to another, disaster threatening if I looked away from the screen even for a moment."   The reviewer also said that the episode was,  "…one of the most intense gaming experiences in my recent memory," and that, "So many games have teased a truly "interactive" narrative, but I can think of none that have delivered this well."

The Walking Dead: Episode One – A New Day is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series.  Lee Everett, a man convicted of a crime of passion, has been given the chance for redemption in a world devastated by the undead.  Players will experience life changing events, meet new characters and familiar ones from the original comic, and also visit locations that foreshadow the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes.   The Walking Dead offers a tailored game experience – player actions, choices and decisions affect how the story plays out across the entire series.

Episode One – A New Day is the first of five monthly episodes of  The Walking Dead games series and will be available for 400 Microsoft®Points on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® on April 27th; it is available now for $4.99 per episode on PlayStation®Network, and is available as the first part of a five episode season pass for $24.99 on PC and Mac from the Telltale Online Store and other digital outlets.

The Walking Dead: Episode One – A New Day is rated 'M' (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language by the ESRB.

For more information on the game, visit the 
official websiteFacebook and follow us on  Twitter.  For more information on  The Walking Dead,  Robert Kirkman and all of his titles, visit  www.skybound.com.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

04/26/2012 - New Scarface Gane Comes to Mobile
SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND…ALL-NEW SCARFACE GAME OFFERS PLAYERS WEALTH, POWER AND A LIFE OF CRIME
TORONTO – April 26, 2012 – Get ready to live the lavish life of kingpin Tony Montana! Mobile game publisher Fuse Powered today announced, in conjunction with Hothead Games and Universal Partnerships & Licensing, that its latest mobile game, Scarface, is now available on the iTunes App Store for free.

Based on the epic film that inspired a worldwide phenomenon, Scarface is an action game that allows fans to relive the meteoric rise of cultural icon Tony Montana. Thirsty for power and money, players can work their way to the top of Miami’s underworld by building their empire and expanding their businesses Montana-style. In addition, users looking to increase their status can do so through in-game transactions.

“Who hasn’t watched the movie Scarface and thought about the fun of being Tony Montana (at least for a little while)? Working with Hothead Games and Universal has allowed us to bring one of the most iconic characters and storylines to life in the mobile space,” said Jon Walsh, CEO of Fuse Powered. “Old and new fans will be able to immerse themselves in Scarface’s timeless story, living out Tony Montana’s American Dream.”

Considered one of the most influential gangster films ever made, Scarface’s gritty depiction of Tony Montana’s lethal ambition has made it a cultural touchstone. Fans can now experience this cult classic in a brand new way on mobile devices.

Features:
  • Integrates authentic voices and images from one of the most iconic crime films
  • More than 96 missions that take Tony from the streets to the top of a criminal empire
  • Nearly 40 different businesses to help create an empire
  • Six different locations in Miami, including South Beach, Downtown and the Club District.
  • Ability to customize Tony’s mansion
Scarface is now available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

For more information on Fuse Powered, visit:
http://fusepowered.com/

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

04/25/2012 - Skullgirls Original Soundtrack Now Available
Skullgirls Original Soundtrack Available Now

With Skullgirls now available for gamers in the Americas, Europe and Australia/New Zealand, Autumn Games is giving players worldwide the opportunity to enjoy its diverse, eclectic soundtrack while they’re away from their consoles.

The Skullgirls Original Soundtrack features music by distinguished game composer Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Suikoden III and IV), and marks the first time a Japanese composer has anchored the soundtrack for a U.S.-developed game. Yamane is joined by Reverge Labs’ audio director, award-winning game composer Vincent Diamante (Flower), as well as composers Blaine McGurty (Retro Remix Review) and Brenton Kossak. The complete soundtrack features 28 tracks and is now available for download on
iTunes and CDBaby.com for $9.99, and will be available on many other digital music stores in the coming days. Fans can visit http://skullgirls.com/media/music/ for a full list of all digital music stores where the soundtrack is available.

Skullgirls puts players in control of eight female warriors in an extraordinary “Dark Deco” world, where they battle for control of a mysterious artifact known as the Skull Heart. Legend says it has the power to grant a woman’s wish, but those judged impure will have their wish twisted and be transformed into the new Skullgirl! The Skullgirls team is led by renowned fighting game champion Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont and artist Alex “o_8” Ahad, whose work has been featured in many publications, including Lava Punch and Girls of Gaming.

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Skullgirls is rated T for teen by the ESRB. Visit
http://www.esrb.org for rating information.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

04/24/2012 - Happy Chef Arrives in iPad
Happy Chef for iPad - Develop expert culinary skills!

Nordcurrent, a European game developer and publisher, today announced new game Happy Chef for iPad.  The game is free to download, so everyone can try it!

Happy Chef is an addictive Time Management/Cooking game spread across 70 levels, set in 5 different restaurants, with a huge variety of meals to cook, and interior upgrades to choose from.  In the game, player will cook more than 100 different dishes, ranging from hot-dogs to sophisticated seafood meals.

“We are very excited to bring Happy Chef to iPad. The game offers a new challenge for the Cooking genre fans on iPad. Player will be able to cook a huge variety of meals, we even have a set of levels dedicated to making waffles, crepes and pancakes“, said Victoria Trofimova, Director at Nordcurrent.

Game can be downloaded here: 
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/happy-chef-hd/id505430082?mt=8

Game video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SiIROxO77Y

For more information about Happy Chef, or Nordcurrent's complete lineup of products, visit http://www.nordcurrent.com/  or follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nordcurrent or Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/nordcurrent

About Nordcurrent

Nordcurrent is an international publisher and developer of videogames for smartphones, consoles, handhelds and PC. Established in 2002, Nordcurrent is best known for its 101-in-1 Megamix series with millions units distributed worldwide. Nordcurrent games are available to players around the world on AppStore®, Android Market, WiiWare™, DSiWare™ and PlayStation®Network as well as in traditional retailer outlets.   

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Monday, April 23, 2012

04/23/2012 - Ninja Fishing Reaches Over 4 Million
Ninja Fishing Gets Fatter for iPad with Over 4 Million Players

Gamenauts releases universal update on iTunes App Store

SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 23, 2012 -  Gamenauts today announced that their mega hit iOS game, Ninja Fishing, is now fit to set sail on all iOS devices! After doubling its content—a new world and new fish—since launch, a universal update has since been made available on the
iTunes App Store and is free for a limited time!

Now, iPad wielders can see the hefty ninja Otoro in full screen mode as he sails through the Tranquil Seas and shores of Dinosaur Island. There, Otoro will encounter a colorful cast of 60 modern and prehistoric fish to make the best plate of sushi. Earn gold with every fish slashed to purchase better hooks, more drill fuel, and a fancier boat, five in total including the Flaming Pumpkin Boat, Viking Ship and even a Time Machine!

Draw your rods and swords once again and fill that ever-growing ninja appetite that has already hit 4 million players worldwide! An even wider variety of sushi, more worlds, fish, and game modes are on the way to Ninja Fishing with the upcoming Treasure Hunting and Shipwreck Cove update coming soon!

About Gamenauts

Gamenauts is an award winning developer of Mobile, PC and Social Networks games, with a life-long mission to explore the vast, uncharted frontiers of interactive fun. They struck gold with their hit game series Cate West and Burger Rush in the PC casual gaming space. Partnering with Menara Games on the development of Ninja Fishing, Gamenauts invites players to join them on their voyage through the galaxies of games on multiple platforms.  

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