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Friday, March 8, 2013

03/09/2013 - Go Yeti Available March 8th on App Store
Master the art of Magic Carpet Flying with Go Yeti!

Edinburgh, UK – March 8th 2013 - Game In Scotland - Nevistech Ltd today announced the Free release of Go Yeti!, the quirky magic carpet game packed full of characters and personality.

Go Yeti! challenges players to navigate their flying carpet over sand dunes and outer space, avoiding mosquitos, pop-up toys, fly-swatters and other surprises. The game features four unique Yeti characters, each with their own personality and wardrobe.


"We wanted to create a fun environment which kids can enjoy as much as their parents.", said Anthony Magrath, founder of Nevistech.

"We added lots of zany animations to make kids laugh, whilst including more surreal moments for the adults. Our favourite scene involves flying your carpet through outer-space, dressed as a Scotsman and gaining extra points by sucking up mosquitos into your bagpipes".

Go Yeti! has been designed to appeal to a wide age group. "Producing a game that was equally challenging for adults and kids required some unique game design", said Anthony. "The game features innovative software which adjusts the gameplay to create just enough challenge to keep you hooked, without ever getting too tricky."



Go Yeti! Free is available from 8th March 2013 on the App Store for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.  Go Yeti! was produced in collaboration with Wet Yeti, a graphics and illustration studio, who's artwork and greeting cards have built up a dedicated following in the UK. Nevistech are also releasing an Android version, which will be available at the end of March. 

About Nevistech. Nevistech Ltd is an independent games studio which was founded in 2012 to create mobile games for big kids and little kids alike. Nevistech continues to explore fun and unique ideas and welcomes opportunities for collaboration. 

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

03/08/2013 - Havok's Cutting Edge Physics Tech Showcased at PlayStation Meeting
HAVOK’S CUTTING EDGE PHYSICS TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASED AT PLAYSTATION® MEETING 2013

21st February 2013 - San Francisco - Havok, a leading provider of 3D interactive game development technology, today announced that its cutting edge Physics technology was showcased at PlayStation® Meeting 2013 in New York.  At the event, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. presented a live demo of Havok’s Physics technology running on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.  At the event, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. also showcased a number of Havok Physics powered games.  Havok has fully optimized its leading Tools and Middleware line-up for PlayStation®4, which is now available to all licensed PlayStation®4 developers and publishers.

“We are very pleased to offer support for PlayStation®4,” said David Coghlan, Managing Director at Havok. “With the features that PlayStation®4 offers, we have been able to push our technologies to new limits and we are honoured to be showcased as part of the PlayStation® Meeting 2013.  We are really looking forward to seeing game developers deliver some amazing Havok-powered games for PlayStation®4.”

For more information about Havok, please visit:
www.havok.com

About Havok:
As a leading provider of games development technologies, Havok has over 13 years of experience servicing the most demanding technology requirements for leading customers in the commercial games and entertainment industry. A combination of superior technology and dedication to delivering industry leading support to its customers has led to the company’s technologies being used in over 500 of the best known and award-winning titles including Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed III, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Skylanders Giants and Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour.

Havok works in partnership with the world’s best known publishers, developer studios and developer teams, including Microsoft Games Studios®, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Nintendo®, Ubisoft®, NC Soft, Rockstar, EA, Bethesda ™, Insomniac, Relic, Bungie, Naughty Dog, Evolution Studios and Guerrilla Games. Its cross-platform, professionally supported technology is available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PC Games for Windows, PlayStation Vita®, Wii™, Wii U, Android™, iOS,  Apple Mac OS and Linux.

Havok’s products have also been used to drive special effects in movies such as Harry Potter, Clash of the Titans, Watchmen, James Bond, and The Matrix. Havok has offices in Dublin (Ireland), San Francisco, Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Stuttgart and Munich. Havok is an Intel® owned company.

"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

03/06/2013 - BIT TRIP Runner 2 Comig to PS3 and 360
BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

Running Farther and Faster than Ever Before!

TORRANCE, Calif. – March 5th, 2013 – Aksys Games, a publisher of interactive entertainment software, is pleased to announce that the sequel to the critically acclaimed and IGF award winning BIT.TRIP RUNNER, titled BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, is now out for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony Computer Entertainment and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, or Runner2 for short, can satisfy your craving for rhythm-music auto-running platforming right now at a price of $14.99 on the PlayStation®Network or 1200 Microsoft Points in the Xbox LIVE®Arcade for the Xbox 360 Console.

BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Key Features
  • Sequel to the Acclaimed BIT.TRIP RUNNER – Run, jump, slide, kick, and soar through levels to the new soundtrack!
  • Brave New World – Run through fantastic new environments spread across 5 new worlds with 125 tantalizing levels and 5 death defying boss battles!
  • Marathon Meet – CommanderVideo isn’t alone this time; up to 8 playable characters can take the challenge of the track!
  • Fashionably Secretive – Unlock secret costumes to customize your runner and take to the run-way in style!
 
BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien has been rated ‘T’ for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). More information about Aksys Games and the BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien can be found at 
www.aksysgames.com, www.gaijingames.com, or www.runner2.com.

About Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms. The company is known for releasing acclaimed titles such as 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors and the BIT.TRIP, Guilty Gear,and Hooked: Real Motion Fishing series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company’s website,
www.aksysgames.com.

About Gaijin Games
Gaijin Games is an independent video game development studio known for creating unique rhythm-music game experiences across multiple platforms. Founded in 2007 and located in beautiful Santa Cruz, CA, Gaijin Games strives to bring unique gaming experiences to gamers worldwide.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

03/05/2013 - Hyperkin to Reveal New RetroN 4 System at Midwest Gaming Classic
Hyperkin to Reveal New RetroN 4 System at Midwest Gaming Classic


A Modern Retro Console that plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA Cartridges.

EL MONTE, CA (MARCH 2013) – Hyperkin will be unveiling their new console, the RetroN 4, at this year’s Midwest Gaming Classic at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, Wisconsin, on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 AM CST. The RetroN 4 plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges all in one convenient console.

The RetroN 4 will have four cartridge slots as well as two controller ports for each system, allowing for users to use their original controllers. What will differentiate the Retron 4 from other iterations of retro consoles currently in the market are several key additions that add a modern twist. The RetroN 4 will have an HDMI output, which will allow for users to play their games on high-definition televisions. When users boot up the machine, they will find the “Perdana” digital user interface which opens a wide variety of modern gaming features such as selecting systems, button reassignment and other features that will be named at the Midwest Gaming Classic. The console will also allow users to play both NTSC and PAL cartridges and will incorporate Bluetooth technology, with a completely new, redesigned wireless Bluetooth controller.

“We have had great success with the SupaBoy and RetroN 3, and we wanted to create an entirely new console that has the modern amenities that will allow users to utilize current technology,” stated Steven Mar, Hyperkin’s Executive Director. “As this is an ambitious project for Hyperkin, our goal for this system is to combine modern gaming convenience to not only cater to the retro gaming community, but to also introduce a new generation of gamers to the classic games that have shaped the present gaming landscape.”

  • RetroN 4 Points of Interest:
  • 2 Original Controller Ports for Each Platform (6 Total)
  • Wireless Bluetooth Controller
  • 4 Cartridge Ports for NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges
  • HDMI Output with Digital Signal Conversion
  • “Perdana” Digital User Interface
  • PAL and NTSC compatible

More details of the RetroN 4 will be announced during Hyperkin’s presentation at the Midwest Gaming Classic.

About Hyperkin
Since its launch in 2009, Hyperkin quickly has become a widely recognized and trusted brand of video game peripherals and accessories. Hyperkin is constantly developing new product ideas, emerging technologies and finding innovative ways to enhance the video game experience. Hyperkin believes that its most important asset is its business partners and is dedicated to developing long and successful relationships with each client. Hyperkin’s executive office is located in El Monte, CA. For more information, please visit: 
http://www.hyperkin.com/ or call 877-337-1238.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

03/02/2013 - Soic Dash Coming to Mbile Platforms
SONIC DASH

The Fastest Infinite Mobile Title Is Announced!

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO – 4th March 2013 –SEGA® Europe and SEGA® of America Inc. are excited to announce Sonic Dash™ the fast and endless running mobile game .   Following the success of Sonic Jump™, this infinite running title is the latest created exclusively for mobile platforms from Hardlight Studios. Sonic Dash will be available on to the App Store soon.

Our spikey hero goes on a fast and frenzied 3D dash through the stunning grassy verges of Seaside Hill. Challenge your friends to run as far into the hill as you can and beat their best times!

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at
www.sega.com.

About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at
www.sega.com

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