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Friday, November 30, 2012

11/30/2012 - TV Stars Join Cast of New Walking Dead Video Game
Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker are bringing their talents to The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct video game.

As things are ramping up on the third season of AMC's Emmy® Award-winning drama "The Walking Dead", Activision and Terminal Reality are proud to announce that series stars Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker will reprise their respective roles as fan-favorites Daryl and Merle Dixon in their upcoming The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Their addition is central to developer Terminal Reality's commitment to delivering an engrossing, original experience that stays authentic to the characters, tone and storyline of the series Entertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television.”

In the game, players assume the role of the mysterious, crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl Dixon. This first-person survival title takes place within the universe of “The Walking Dead” and before the events of the AMC show, following Daryl and his brother Merle on a gruesome journey to reach the supposed safety of Atlanta as the world around them ends. Reedus and Rooker will bring life to their characters' desperate, unforgiving struggle against limited resources, the nightmarish walkers and, perhaps, their fellow survivors...

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct video game will be available in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC platforms. To pre-order or to find out more information, visit
www.TheWalkingDeadBegins.com or 'Like' The Walking Dead on Facebook (facebook.com/TheWalkingDeadAMC).
AMC’s “The Walking Dead” series tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. “The Walking Dead” is the number-one drama series in basic cable history for adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.  The Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-winning series is once again nominated this year for three Emmy awards including Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series. “The Walking Dead” Season 3 airs Sunday’s at 9pm.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

11/29/2012 - Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade Coming to North America
DeNA and Square Enix Partner to Bring FINAL FANTASY AIRBORNE BRIGADE Mobile Game to Players in United States and Canada

Pre-registration for the Free Game Guarantees an Exclusive Complimentary In-game Card Featuring the Character “Cloud”

SAN FRANCISCO – November 29, 2012 – Following the game’s success with more than three million registered users in Japan, DeNA Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2432) and Square Enix Co., Ltd. announced today that the two companies are bringing FINAL FANTASY® AIRBORNE BRIGADE™ to mobile phone users in the US and Canada. This is the first FINAL FANTASY free-to-play social game to be released in English.

FINAL FANTASY AIRBORNE BRIGADE is an easy-to-play social game where players cooperate and adventure through a world inspired by the popular FINAL FANTASY series. Each player rides an airship, and forms groups called airborne brigades in order to fight powerful bosses. Each player gains experience, and levels up by adventuring through quest regions. They will encounter foes and obtain abilities and items straight from the FINAL FANTASY series.

"We're very proud to offer FINAL FANTASY fans based in the US and Canada our own take on the themes and ideals of the series with the upcoming launch of the mobile game FINAL FANTASY AIRBORNE BRIGADE,” said Kenji Kobayashi, executive games director at DeNA. “In celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary this year, we strived to create a unique gameplay experience where players can elevate each other through fun, cooperative play."

The game appeals to FINAL FANTASY fans as well as players new to the franchise. FINAL FANTASY AIRBORNE BRIGADE will be available soon as a free download on Android and iOS devices.

Players can pre-register for the game and be alerted via email as soon as the game is available for free download. Pre-registered players can obtain a free three-month exclusive in-game card featuring Cloud, one of the most popular FINAL FANTASY characters of all time, which will help them during boss battles.

To pre-register for FINAL FANTASY AIRBORNE BRIGADE, please visit:
ffairbornebrigade.com

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

11/28/2012 - Super Snack Time Delivers Generous Servings of Fun
Super Snack Time Delivers Generous Servings of Fun

A Battle of Epic Portions Awaits You

TORONTO - November 28, 2012 – Independent developer Little Guy Games announced today the launch of its latest action-packed arcade game Super Snack Time for iOS devices.

Players take on the role of Hoggy, a fearless hedgehog who is next in line to become the Master of the Order of the Snack. Armed with the sage advice of the wise Snack Master Mr. MiHoggy, players must defend their home world from the tasty Gobblen invasion. War... what is it good for? Apparently, an excellent meal every now and then.

Using the touch controls, fling Hoggy into the sky to pop Gobblens of all shapes, sizes and flavors before they disappear and it’s game over! Players can rack up high scores to compete with their friends in Game Center and spend their collected coins on weapon upgrades, costumes and power-ups to augment their popping prowess.

“We’re excited to unleash Super Snack Time onto the world” said Tom Frencel, CEO of Little Guy Games. “I’ve tasted the rainbow... and honestly, I thought we could do better. Super Snack Time is the result of that thought.”

Lots of love, cuteness and gooey explosions went into the making of this game, all of which you can find in our launch trailer:
http://vimeo.com/51771047

Little Guy Games has also partnered with Toronto-based boutique toy company Monster Factory to create and release a series of adorable plush toys based on characters from Super Snack Time, which will be available for sale at www.monsterfactory.net.

Super Snack Time will be served on Nov. 28 for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to fulfill all of your virtual snacking needs.

ABOUT LITTLE GUY GAMES
Founded in 2009, the Toronto-based Little Guy Games (
www.littleguygames.com) is an independent game development studio focused on developing games for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Best known for its titles such as Mighty Mouse My Hero with CBS Interactive, Battle Blasters and Puzzle Pond, the veteran team at Little Guy Games is committed to using its experience to develop fun and innovative products.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

11/27/2012 - Under Defeat HD Deluxe Edition Now Available for PS3
UNDER DEFEAT HD: DELUXE EDITION NOW AVAILABLE FOR PLAYSTATION®3 EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH AMAZON

LOS ANGELES - Nov. 27, 2012 - Rising Star Games Inc. today announced that the classic shmup (shoot 'em up) arcade game Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition is now available for PlayStation®3 exclusively through Amazon for $29.99. Players looking to get their hands on the digital version via PlayStation®Network can do so on December 4.

Developed by Japanese arcade video game company G.Rev, Under Defeat is widely regarded as one of the best-selling and finest shooting games ever made. Set in an alternate universe during a World War-esque conflict,  Under Defeat HD lets players take on the role of a helicopter pilot in a territory divided by struggle between the Empire and the Union.

Under Defeat HD builds off of the classic arcade version with a new set of upgrades and modes. Some of the new features include: dual stick compatibility and destructive realism, which presents a refined iteration of the original with improved artwork, textures and shadowing. In addition, the game includes two engaging player modes: the Classic Arcade Mode and a 16:9 New Order Mode, which takes advantage of HD TV screens -- showcasing high quality graphics through the PS3. Moreover, practice versions of both modes will also be available to players looking to refine their shooting skills.

In addition to the full game, the Amazon Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition exclusive includes:

  • Digital art book
  • All current DLC and patches
  • Soundtrack CD  
  • Exclusive VKL6.02(A)P Chopper

To order the retail version of Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition, visit the Amazon Store below: http://www.amazon.com/Under-Defeat-Deluxe-Edition-Playstation-3/dp/B0093FMS3U

For more information on Under Defeat HD, visit:
http://www.risingstargames.com/game.aspx?sku=under-defeat-hd-deluxe-edition-ps3.

For press assets, including screenshots and videos, visit:
http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1322.

About Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition
Under Defeat HD builds off of the classic arcade version with a new set of upgrades and modes. Some of the new features include: destructive realism, presenting a further refined iteration of the original with improved artwork, textures and shadowing; and dual stick compatibility.  Under Defeat HD also includes two engaging player modes, including Classic Arcade Mode and a 16:9 New Order Mode, which takes full advantage of HD TV screens. Moreover, practice versions of both modes will also be available for players looking to refine their skills on individual levels.

About Rising Star Games
Rising Star Games is a video games publisher for Microsoft Xbox 360™, Nintendo 3DS™, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo Wii™, PlayStation®3 system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Rising Star Games is now in its eighth year of trading and has published nearly 100 titles. Our portfolio in PAL territories includes popular franchises and original gaming properties such as  BIT.TRIPHarvest MoonLittle King's StoryNo More Heroes and  THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII. In January 2012, Rising Star Games opened an operation in California, USA, which will publish titles for the American and Canadian markets, bringing decades of combined experience, unique knowledge and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment to a larger Western audience.

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

Twitter: twitter.com/rsg_usa
Facebook: facebook.com/RisingStarGamesUSA
YouTube: youtube.com/user/RisingStarGamesUSA
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Monday, November 26, 2012

11/26/2012 - Final Fantasy Super Fan Contest
Who will become the first FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN? You decide!
In celebration of the FINAL FANTASY 25th Anniversary Square Enix have been searching for the ultimate FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN. Fans from all over the world have created videos showcasing why they believe they are the biggest fan of FINAL FANTASY.

The winner will receive their rightful title and will also have their name credited in LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII, 2x tickets to the FINAL FANTASY Distant Worlds concert in January 2013, Paris, France and an Official Final Fantasy goodie bag.

Square Enix have carefully selected 25 finalists, but that’s where our responsibilities end - now it’s up to you! Only the Square Enix community can decide who is worthy of being crowned the first ever FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN. All you have to do is head to
www.ff25th-anniversary.com/superfan and pick the entry that inspires you - who do you think displays all the properties of a FINAL FANTASY SUPER FAN?

Don’t delay; voting for the first ever FINAL FANTASY SUPERFAN is only open from to December 7. Every vote counts, so be part of our Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary celebrations and cast your vote!

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