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Friday, October 19, 2012

10/19/2012 - Hyperspace Pinball Now Available on PC and MAC
Hyperspace Pinball Now Available on Desura For Windows and Mac!

Tampa, FL. October 19th, 2012 -  Prepare for a new kind of arcade action and competition as Hyperspace Pinball makes it way from the iOS and Android platforms onto the PC!

Hyperspace Pinball brings together the action of an arcade shooter with the excitement of classic pinball into a single game where you defend the solar system from an evil alien invasion! Using a light ball, four flippers and your skills as a pinball wizard, you will experience a game like you've never played before with features including:

- 20 levels of play: Each level has a unique background and variety of enemies all with unique capabilities; including boss battles and bonus boards every five levels! Three levels of difficulty let you work your way from learning how to play to scoring big points!

- Combos, power-ups and enhancements: Score big combos by hitting as many aliens as possible before the ball touches the flipper. Keep looping the ball around the playfield to get multiball, furyball, jackpots and more! Hit all the hazard targets to engage the mini-boss in a 30 second battle to score the big 25,000 point bonus!

- Cross-Platform Leaderboard: Compete for the top scores against other PC, Android AND iOS players! Show those mobile gamers that PC is the way to play!

- Achievements and unlockable features: Advancing through levels and performing special tricks will earn you achievements, and allow you to use new features including color trails coming from the ball, endurance mode, and being able to see the game from different camera perspectives!

- Three modes of play: Unlock Endurance Mode and see how many aliens you can destroy with one ball; or pursue the extremely hard boss run
challenge: Can you beat the enemy ball to 1000 points?

View the trailer at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1nfqBpssPg

Download from: http://www.desura.com/games/hyperspace-pinball

Get your copy of Hyperspace Pinball today for all these great features!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

10/18/2012 - Natsume Launches Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge
NATSUME LAUNCHES REEL FISHING OCEAN CHALLENGE FOR WiiWARE TODAY

Get Out Your Waders And Experience This High-Quality Fishing Simulation Game For Only 500 Wii Points!

Burlingame, CA. – October 18, 2012 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today it has launched Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge on WiiWare.  The popular Reel Fishing franchise is known for delivering the most thrilling and true-to-life fishing experience, and Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge is no exception. The game is available beginning today from the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points. 

“The Reel Fishing series is one of our longest running franchises, and one of the most successful fishing sims on the market today," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. “Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge gives players tons to tackle with its exotic fishing locales and variety of fish. It’s guaranteed to bring a true-to-life fishing experience every time!”

Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge is a thrilling fishing experience for novices and master anglers alike!  The game’s beautiful graphics, ocean setting, and controls bring this action-packed fishing experience to life.  Each fish looks and moves so much like the real thing, it's the closest you can get to real-life fishing without putting on your waders! This time, players will travel to the ocean in this smash-hit fishing game series with 20 types of salt-water fish to catch and more than 40 missions. Every fishing enthusiast will want to reel this title in! 
Reel Fishing Ocean Challenge is now available at the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points. The game is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). For more information, please visit
www.natsume.com  

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About Natsume
Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games. For more information about Natsume Inc., visit
www.natsume.com

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10/17/2012 - The Settlers Online Halloween Event
UBISOFT® AND BLUE BYTE® HAVE CONCOCTED A BLOODCURDLING HALLOWEEN EVENT FOR THE SETTLERS® ONLINE

Horrifying new NPCs, gruesome exclusive resources and foreboding buildings are creeping their way into The Settlers ® Online Halloween party from October 17th  in the UK

London, UK – October 17th, 2012 - Ubisoft® and its renowned studio Blue Byte® are bubbling up a very special Halloween event for The Settlers ® Online. A chilling wind will be howling across the vast lands of the free online game, bringing with it a host of deliciously sinister new features. On the Halloween party menu are new buildings, creepy customisations, diabolical buffs, bonus quests and loads more surprises for the taking in the Halloween Item Shop.

New characters that go bump in the dark: Eliot, the pumpkin master and an exclusive general, The Grim Reaper

The diabolical Halloween celebrations will unfold in a twilight world bathed in macabre music. The events will be brought to players by a new NPC who answers to the charming name of Eliot. A master of pumpkins, Eliot is in charge of setting quests and delivering rewards. The more spirited players will be able to send the Grim Reaper into battle, a strapping general with a formidable presence.

Pranks, pumpkins and confetti

Grow and harvest as many Pumpkins as possible to fill up on special bonuses. Cashing in on the juicy crop will give access to one of five new potions (otherwise known as buffs), including Zombie, Mr. Myers, Darkness, Frank and Stein and A Very Strong Light.  These potions (buffs) will act like spells to increase production or, if devilish pranks are your thing, to bring a friend’s production to a grinding halt.
Players will also be able to place, move and exchange new buildings, with the Pumpkin Field, the Village School, and a selection of crumbling ruins starring for the very first time in this Halloween event, alongside the Silo Building.

Join the fun and start playing The Settlers Online for free now at
http://www.thesettlersonline.com/en

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit
www.ubisoftgroup.com.

© 2011 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. The Settlers, Blue Byte and the Blue Byte logo are trademarks of Red Storm Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. Red Storm Entertainment Inc is a Ubisoft Entertainment company. Developed by Blue Byte Software.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10/16/2012 - 505 Game brings iOS hit Chimpact to Nintendo DS
505 Games brings iOS hit Chimpact to Nintendo DS!
Milton Keynes, UK International publisher of video games, 505 Games is proud to announce it will be bringing the one-touch iOS hit Chimpact to Nintendo DS™ system.

Chimpact has been developed by Yippee! Entertainment Ltd and was originally published on Apple’s iPhone and iPad (iOS) by Chillingo received in August 2012. It immediately received widespread plaudits from the critics and was received with similar verve by consumers worldwide who have to date given the title a top tier 4.5 star rating.

"Chimpact is definitely a must buy..." — Capsule Computers

Chimpact has reached the Top 10 in family/arcade game categories on the Apple App Store in numerous countries, from the UK to China, demonstrating its global appeal. Following its success on other platforms, 505 Games is excited to bring the fun to Nintendo DS owners across Europe.

“Yippee! have created a genuinely addictive game perfectly fashioned for the time-pressured touch-screen generation.” said Tim Woodley, Head of Global Brand for 505 Games. “From a gameplay trend point of view, Chimpact is perfect for the gaming times we live in, and, on Nintendo DS, will enjoy a whole new demographic”.

Mike Delves, CEO Yippee! Entertainment added "505 Games have proven themselves masters of bringing casual, family entertainment to the handheld and home console systems. They are perfect partners to help us build the Chimpact story."

This week, Yippee! Entertainment announced a worldwide licensing deal with Studio Liddell to bring Chimpact to the broadcast arena, further increasing its global footprint.

Developed by Yippee! Entertainment, Chimpact will be released on Nintendo DS early 2013.

www.chimpact.com

About 505 Games Ltd.
505 Games are a global publisher of video games who publish games for all ages across multiple platforms including, Microsoft Xbox 360Ô, Sony PlayStationÒ 2, PlayStationÒ 3, PSP, WiiÔ and Nintendo DS™, as well as PC and online titles.  Established in 2006, 505 Games have established offices in key territories around the world to publish and distribute its library of successful titles such as ArmA II, IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, the Cooking Mama World series, Naughty Bear, Backbreaker, Zumba Fitness and Sniper Elite V2.  The headquarters of 505 Games is based in Milton Keynes - UK and further offices are located in Lyon (France), Munich (Germany), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain) and Los Angeles (U.S.A). A further network of key distribution partners based in Nordic territories and Australia enable global distribution of 505’s titles.  To see the latest releases, news and more about 505 Games go to:
www.505games.com

About Yippee! Entertainment
Yippee! Entertainment Ltd. is an independent digital-entertainment company developing games and apps across all major platforms including social networks, smartphones, tablets and IPTV content.

For more information about Yippee please visit
http://www.yippee-entertainment.com

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Monday, October 15, 2012

10/15/2012 - Pixel Factor Releases Pirate Plunder on iOS
Pixel Factory Launches Pirate Plunder – New Action-Puzzle Game

Pirate Plunder offers easy-to-learn controls combined with increasingly challenging ‘connection’ gameplay as players advance through each unique level.

ST. LOUIS, MO – OCT. 15, 2012, Pixel Factory, today announced the release of the newest action-puzzle game, Pirate Plunder for iOS devices.  Players are tasked with connecting the stranded pirate parrot to all of his treasure scattered across the ocean using only a set number of barrels to progress through each level.
Using a never before seen gameplay mechanic, players must use TNT to blast through obstacles, discover buried treasure, avoid deadly mines, and maneuver around the level to make a path for connections in order to connect Captain BlackJack with his lost booty.  Stunning visuals showcase Apple’s retina display, while cartoon visuals and entertaining audio create a fresh and addictive experience for players of every age.

“Challenging is definitely one word you could use to describe Pirate Plunder,” said Trey Baugher, Founder of Pixel Factory and creator of the game. “Unique is another.  Similar to when Angry Birds burst onto the scene with it ‘sling shot’ gameplay, Pirate Plunder is bringing its own new ‘connection’ gameplay front and center.  It’s not until you start playing that you truly grasp the real appeal of this new type of game.”

Players can decide how much they want to challenge themselves with the implementation of the "3 Star" reward system, or "Jems" in the case of Pirate Plunder.  Earning three "Jems" on each level will truly fry players’ brains, in a good way.  A non-violent, thought-provoking game meant to hone gamers’ analytical skills, is sure to entertain.

Pixel Factory is a start-up game development studio based out of Edwardsville, Illinois.  Founded by a graduate of the award-winning school for entertainment media, Full Sail University, the company's sole focus is creating fun games that are visually appealing while enjoying the development process.  Pirate Plunder is the first official release from the studio with a second title ready to launch by end of summer.

The free version of Pirate Plunder will contain 12 levels and comes advertisement-free.  It is priced at $0.99 and contains 96 levels.

About Pixel Factory
Pixel Factory is a start-up design studio founded in 2010 near St. Louis, Missouri.  The studio creates and programs all of their games and materials in-house.  Mobile frameworks are Pixel Factory’s specialty with plans to expand to other developments in the future.

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