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Friday, June 8, 2012

06/08/2012 - GAMEVIL's New Social Fishing Game
Catch GAMEVIL's New Social Sports Game, Fishing Superstars 

LOS ANGELES, CA- June 8, 2012 - Leading mobile games publisher and developer, GAMEVIL® announced the release of their game, Fishing Superstars to the Google Play today. Fishing Superstars is a title that sets off GAMEVIL’s summer line up of their internally developed games. Fishing Superstars takes a spin on traditional sports games by incorporating a social aspect through an online server along with Facebook and Twitter integration.

In Fishing Superstars, users select an avatar fisher and delve into the world of competitive fishing. Mimicking the actual movements one would make while casting a line in real life, users flick their phones forward and flick backwards once a fish has caught the bait. With sensitive controls and a responsive mechanism that vibrates as players reel in the fish, Fishing Superstars is able to immerse the player in the sport through mobile technology. Players level up and gain coins through various tasks in Quest Mode. They can also brag their day’s catch through various social media channels as well as the Hall of Fame page. The fish are ranked based on difficulty of catch and rarity. They can be sold or kept in the player’s aquarium to feed and level up. Players can also customize their avatars and their fishing techniques in the Item Shop from purchases such as sunglasses to fishing rods to the type of bait. Fishing locations are unlocked as a player reaches as certain level and are endless, as the game will be serviced with updates. Combined with a light-hearted tune and crisp graphics, Fishing Superstars makes its way to GAMEVIL’s summer line up.

“We are excited to introduce Fishing Superstars to the Google Play because I feel it fits the best of two worlds- a sports game that is fun with a social aspect that makes it competitive,” stated Kyu C. Lee VP and Head of GAMEVIL USA, INC. “Fishing Superstars will also be one of the first titles GAMEVIL will run as a service in the global market.”

Fishing Superstar is available for Android devices at
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gamevil.fishing.global

For more details, please visit www.gamevil.com

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

06/07/2012 - WeMade Dazzles E3 Attendees
WEMADE DAZZLES E3 ATTENDEES WITH ITS MOBILE LINEUP

Eight Top Quality Titles Showing Now at WeMade’s E3 Booth

E3-Los Angeles, CA. (South Hall, Booth 2847) June 06, 2012-- WeMade Entertainment (WeMade), a leading publisher and developer of mobile/online games, is celebrating great success at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Media from all over the world enjoyed a first-hand experience playing their highly anticipated new line-up of mobile games. Many were awed at the pure quality and captivating gameplay that exceeded their expectations; especially games such as the newly announced mobile MMORPG, Project Dragon: The Roar From The Dungeon and several other previously unannounced titles. Attendees can share the excitement by visiting the WeMade booth #2847, South Hall.

A WeMade press conference was held on June 5th at lCON Ultra Lounge, Los Angeles at 5pm, and included over 50 reporters from all around the world who gathered in excitement to see the official unveiling of the new WeMade mobile line. Along with a detailed walkthrough of each game, the conference provided an in depth perspective of WeMade’s ambitious vision in becoming the No.1 global game company through their line-up of innovative mobile games.

The true highlight of the conference was WeMade’s most prized and highly anticipated mobile MMORPG blockbuster title - Project Dragon: The Roar From The Dungeon. As a truly massive multiplayer mobile MMORPG, it has already stunned attendees and competitors alike by enabling numerous players to game together via the mobile network. The technology utilized to allow this true multi-player function is what makes WeMade take mobile MMORPG to the next level.

“Project Dragon is going to revolutionize the way the world looks at action-RPG’s,” said an RPGamer.com reporter who attended the press conference. “Diablo fans looking for an alternative should get their iPad’s ready.”

LAPTOP magazine had this to say of its impressions following the conference: “Mobile gamers searching for their next addiction should look for WeMade’s first titles, to debut in the Apple app store sometime in mid-June.”
Along with the impressive online feature, Project Dragon’s other imaginative use of gaming technology was also praised; such as its brilliant full 3D graphic quality, intuitive gameplay incorporating the touch control, dynamic and visceral combat, and many more.

Each other mobile game shown, exhibitied unique features that reflected WeMade’s innovative approach. One of the underlying attributes in all titles was the ability to connect with the world using both the wi-fi and 3G network to bring online gameplay everywhere at your ease. Titles such as Friend Fighter allow players to help out with or battle against your friend, or games like Rhythm Scandal) gives players the ability to invite a group of four for a dance-off. That’s not to say that other attributes were second rate! Action RPG Goblin Mobile displayed a beautifully rendered landscape drawn by hand, with gorgeous character animation that made the movements life-like. Hero Square (social networking game crossed with RPG) may look simple on the outside, but it displayed vast amount of detail in both RPG and governing your kingdom. For the ladies in the room, Pet Island (a social networking game) especially stood out for its adorable animal characters giggling in response to every pokes and pinches. It was a clear outlook for reporters to see where the future of mobile gaming was heading towards with WeMade’s lineup at its lead.

For those reporters who didn't have a chance to attend the press conference, they still have the opportunity over the next two days for one-on-one meetings with developers at the booth. Reporters visiting the booth can also play exciting cross-genre games; including Viking Island (a social networking game crossed with an RPG) and Chaos & Defense (real time strategy mixed with tower defense). Other equally amazing games available to experience include Pet Island, Goblin, Friend Fighter, Rhythm Scandal, and Hero Square.
Stay tuned for full details about the WeMade E3 lineup on the official Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/WeSocial

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

06/06/2012 - Konami Recognized for Excellence at E3 2012
KONAMI RECOGNIZED FOR EXCELLENCE AT THIS YEAR'S E3

KONAMI's Most Popular Games Receive Accolades and Nominations from Machinima, The Official Playstation Magazine, Games Radar and More

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., is proud to announce that the company has been recognized at this year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) for excellence among several of their most popular game titles including Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. 

Awards Received and Award Nominations include: 

• Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
     o        The Official PlayStation Magazine: Received "Most Valuable Game" Award
     o        The Official XBox Magazine: Received "Most Valuable Game" Award
     o        GamesRadar.com: Received "Most Valuable Game" Award 
     o        Machinima.com: Nominated for "Best Action/Adventure Game" 

• Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirror of Fate
     o        Nintendo Power: Received "Most Valuable Game" Award

• Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
     o        Machinima.com: Nominated for "Best E3 Trailer"  

To learn more about these titles from KONAMI, please see the digital press kit available on KONAMI's press asset download area at 
http://www.konami.com/e32012press.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event is one of the largest conventions held in Los Angeles. Computer and video game companies, business partners, media, and industry analysts from over 90 countries will converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 5, 2012 to June 7, 2012, to attend this year's E3. Last year E3 attracted over 46,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors.  

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

06/05/2012 - Voice Cast Announced for Star Trek Video Game

PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCE

ACTORS CHRIS PINE AND ZACHARY QUINTO TO REPRISE ICONIC FILM ROLES AS KIRK AND SPOCK

 FOR UPCOMING STAR TREK™ VIDEO GAME

     Pine and Quinto Lend Their Voice and Likeness to Highly Anticipated Video Game Releasing In 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA – (June 5, 2012) – Paramount Pictures and leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that actors Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto who starred as Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock in producer and director J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek (2009) film reboot, will reprise their roles in the Star Trek™ video game. The highly anticipated co-op game is set to release in early 2013 on Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. 

“We are thrilled to have these incredible actors, lending their voice to the legendary characters of Kirk and Spock in the video game realm,” said LeeAnne Stables, Paramount Pictures’ President of Consumer Products and head of the studio’s video game unit. “Players are in for a truly authentic experience with the combination of talent we have assembled bringing this action adventure game to life.”

In addition to Pine and Quinto, other actors from the 2009 film are depicted in the game including actress Zoe Saldana, in the role of Lieutenant Uhura, Simon Pegg as the benevolent Scotty, Karl Urban as the beloved Dr. “Bones” McCoy, John Cho as Sulu and Anton Yelchin as Chekov.

“There are certain elements at the core of Star Trek – insurmountable odds, exploration, villains like the Gorn and heroes like Kirk and Spock,” said Carlson Choi, VP of Marketing and NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Our goal is to pull gamers as deep into the Star Trek universe as possible and an integral part of that is the talent that make these characters their own."

The game’s original story is being penned by BAFTA award winner and God of War writer Marianne Krawczyk in collaboration with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, writers and producers for the upcoming Star Trek film. Built from the ground up as the ultimate co-op experience, the Star Trek video game lets players control both Kirk and Spock in a sweeping journey of epic proportions across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23rd century weapons and gear. Kirk and Spock’s complementary personalities result in the most fully realized and varied co-op experiences for this console generation.

Under a license from CBS Consumer Products, Star Trek is being developed by Ontario-based developer Digital Extremes (Bioshock 2, Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, The Darkness II) with production being overseen by Brian Miller, Senior Vice President at Paramount Pictures and Game Producer.

For more information on the Star Trek video game, please visit www.startrekgame.com  and follow the game on Twitter at www.twitter.com/star_trek_game.

For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games, please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com.

© 2012 Paramount Pictures Corporation.

® & © 2012 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

06/04/2012 - Brick Force Open Beta New Details During E3
Brick-Force – Build, Share, Play

New Innovations Coming To Brick-Force

Upcoming updates bring exciting new gameplay modes, interface redesign, and more Berlin, 4th June 2012: With E3 starting tomorrow, game publisher and developer Infernum is unveiling new details about the open beta and the final release of Brick-Force. An entire arsenal of innovations awaits the players: Very soon, the game will have a shiny new appearance thanks to the browser version, two new shooter modes, interface reworks and loads of improvements to game mechanics. Editors will be able to catch a first glance at these updates throughout the week of E3.

Within the next few weeks, the sandbox shooter will switch from the limited VIP Open Beta to the final open beta phase. From that point on, the online game will be open for all players, with the official release to follow soon after. The completely redesigned interface introduces visual as well as functional changes compared to the previous version.

Furthermore, two brand new features, requested by fans of “Brick Force” will soon create a whole new thrilling game mode: For the first time, “Build and Destroy” will enable the opposing teams to place bricks as well as destroy them within the shooter environment. At the same time, both teams fight each other in a classic Team Deathmatch. The second new feature will be the “Defense” mode. Brave square heads will have to fight wave after wave of different monsters. Besides these major changes, players can also look forward to improved balancing, new and sometimes interactive brick types, new costumes, an achievement system, new items and stats.

In addition, Mac users are in for some great news. The browser version is currently in the middle of its final preparations and will be available for PC and Mac-Users with the next update. Also, the development of the mobile versions for smartphones and tablet computers is well underway.

Take a look at the first screenshots and further details on the official website
www.brick-force.com.

This sandbox shooter allows players to create worlds and maps that they’ve always dreamed of, brick by brick. They can also share these virtual playgrounds with the community and use them as the backdrop for fast paced shooter matches against fellow players or computerized opponents. This comic style online game is built on the ‘Unity 3D’ engine and will be playable in web browsers. The ‘sandbox’ mode, in which players use simple building blocks to construct complex environments, can be played on social networks and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Brick-Force is being developed by Korean game developer EXE Games as a co-production with Infernum. The Open Beta will start on the April 26th. The release will follow this Summer. More information can be found at
www.brick-force.com.

Facts

Title: Brick-Force
Genre: Sandbox Shooter Platform: Browser, Mobile devices
(cross-platform)
Publisher: Infernum Productions Developer: EXE Games
Release: Summer 2012 Beta: Closed: 28.02.2012
Open: 26.04.2012
PEGI: Evaluation pending
Languages: German, English, French, Polish,
Turkish, Spanish
Website:
www.brick-force.com

About Infernum
Infernum Productions is an international publisher and developer of online games, based in Berlin.

The company was founded in summer 2011 by Andreas Weidenhaupt, Tobias Gerlinger and Markus Melching, and focuses on high-quality free-to-play online titles. Infernum also expands its game experiences by extending titles to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (cross platform).

For more information please visit:
www.infernum.com.  

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