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Friday, April 5, 2013

04/05/2013 - Final Fantasy XIV Beta Phase 2 Now Underway
FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Closed Beta Phase 2 Now Underway

We are pleased to announce that the second phase of closed beta testing for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn (http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/)  on PC is now underway! Running across weekends throughout April, those lucky enough to get into this early beta phase will be able to explore the rich forest environments of the city state of Gridania, with new features such as PC gamepad support and personal Chocobo mounts, as well as brand new Full Active Time Events, now joining the beta fold.

There’s lots more to come from the beta testing phases, with the PS3 version and a huge amount of new content and environments to explore arriving with beta phase 3 later this summer, so keep an eye out for more news and announcements in the coming weeks.

Those who haven’t already can apply to become a beta tester here: 
http://entry.ffxiv.com/beta/eu

‘Like’ the FINAL FANTASY XIV Facebook page here:  www.facebook.com/FinalFantasyXIV

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

03/04/2013 - Discover the Origin of Chase McCain in Lego City 3DS
DISCOVER HOW CHASE McCAIN WENT FROM ROOKIE TO SUPER-COP IN LEGO® CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS ON NINTENDO 3DS

Special unlock codes for new costumes and vehicles to be released on Nintendo social media channels post-launch!

With the Wii U exclusive LEGO CITY Undercover - launched last week - bringing the adventures of legendary cop Chase McCain to homes across Europe, it’s time for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL console owners to get a piece of the crime-fighting action in LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins. Released on 26th April 2013 as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, experience Chase McCain’s modest beginnings as a rookie cop, fresh out of the police academy, and ready to dive headlong into the criminal underbelly of LEGO CITY.

Developed by TT Games, LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins is set two years before the events of LEGO CITY Undercover on Wii U, and charts the rise of Chase McCain as he gradually earns his revered status within the LEGO CITY Police Department (LCPD), headed up by Chief Gleeson and Deputy Dunby. Progressing from the humble beginnings of solving petty crimes to infiltrating the meanest gangs on the streets of LEGO CITY, Chase McCain soon encounters one gang headed up by a muscular crook who the rookie will come to know well throughout his career – Rex Fury! 

As an emerging undercover investigator learning the art of disguise, Chase McCain will need to adopt a variety of disguises – including a fireman, a robber, a construction worker and a miner - in order to blend into his surroundings. With this in mind, and beginning the week after the launch of the game, Nintendo of Europe will be releasing unlock codes for extra Chase McCain costumes on its Nintendo 3DS Facebook and Twitter accounts, including a mime artist and a zombie, to ensure Chase can remain anonymous wherever he goes! In addition, within the game you have the chance to collect over 70 mini figures that are assigned to the different disguise categories, opening up the possibility to play as some of the more unusual characters of LEGO CITY.

As part of the post-launch offering, Nintendo of Europe will also be releasing on social media an unlock code for a very handy vehicle to call upon when criminals are making a hasty retreat. Once unlocked, vehicles are available at Vehicle Call-in Points located around LEGO CITY, but for Chase a set of wheels is never far away, with over 50 different vehicles available to commandeer. Pesky criminals are not even safe whilst airborne or at sea, as speedboats and helicopters will become available as the storyline unfolds.

For the launch of the recent LEGO CITY Undercover on Wii U, Nintendo of Europe launched a series of webisodes on its YouTube channels for fans to get acquainted with the key players in the plot to fight – and commit, in the case of Rex Fury and other villains - crime in LEGO CITY. With LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins acting as a prequel to this tale, Nintendo will be releasing another series of webisodes for all Nintendo 3DS owners to check out what lies in store in this earlier chapter of the LEGO CITY saga. 

It’s time for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL console owners to get a piece of LEGO CITY action when LEGO CITY Undercover: The Chase Begins launches across Europe on 26th April. Meanwhile, for all Wii U owners, don’t forget you can already do some investigative police work from the comfort of your sofa in LEGO CITY Undercover, out now and available as a standalone game or in a limited-edition software bundle with a Chase McCain mini figure . 

For further details:

LEGO CITY Undercover website
http://www.nintendo.co.uk/legocityundercover

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

04/03/2013 - Alien Chaos 3D Arrives on Nintendo 3DS eShop
ALIEN CHAOS 3D TO CLEAN UP TOMORROW!

Fight the alien invasion then clean up afterwards as “Really Shooter” & “Mama” hit the Nintendo 3DSTM eShop.

Reef Entertainment is delighted to announce the European release of ALIEN CHAOS 3D for the Nintendo 3DS™ as part of tomorrow’s eShop update.

Really Shooter” & Poor Mama run a cleaning business - on the side “Really” takes commando jobs. When the animal robot aliens invade no further excuses are required for a side-on, room-clearing blast-a-thon….

…..However when you’re a cleaner as well as a commando things are never that simple. While engaging the alien hordes “Really” must sweep empty shells into recycling stations to make ammo and clean-up walls to earn points and credit from Mama.

Features:
  • Really” uses an arsenal of different weapons spanning the Peashooter right the way up to the Explosive Flaming Chainsaw Shotgun.
  • The animal robot alien hordes include robo-boxing kangaroos, rocket spiked hedgehogs, shield carrying hippos and robo-frog fodder.
  • Debris, sparks, smoke and flaming chainsaws pop from the screen in 3D.
  • 5 chapters, 30 levels and 5 deadly bosses. 
  • Exchange high scores with friends and other players via Street Pass.
ALIEN CHAOS 3D will be available on Nintendo eShop across Europe from tomorrow.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

04/02/2013 - Capcom Arcade Cabinet 1985 Game Pack Now Available
Once upon a 1985...

Capcom Arcade Cabinet 1985 #2 Pack Now Available

Alongside such events as the Live Aid concert, the launch and subsequent pulling of ‘New Coke’ and the release of Windows 1.0, 1985 also saw Capcom deliver gaming goodness in the form of The Speed RumblerCommando and Savage Bees. These three classic arcade titles are now available to purchase together with the launch of the 1985 Game Pack #2, the second pack for Capcom Arcade Cabinet featuring titles from this year.

The 1985 Game Pack #2 is available today globally on XBLA and on the PlayStation Store in North America, with European PS3 owners being able to purchase from tomorrow, April 3, priced at $9.99/€9.99/£7.99/800MSP. Additionally, Side Arms, Legendary Wings, Trojan, previously only available in the 1986 Game Pack, are available for sale individually to PSN users for $3.99/€3.99/£3.19 each.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

04/01/2013 - Endless Space Announced for Neo Geo X
Amplitude Studios announces the development of Endless Space - Wings of Freedom for Neo Geo X

Haarlem, The Netherlands – April 1st 2013 - Video games developer Amplitude Studios is proud to announce the development of the first Neo Geo X exclusive title: Endless Space – Wings of Freedom. This Endless Space spin-off will offer a brand new 2D horizontal shoot’em up experience to all Neo Geo X players. Dedicated to involving the gamers in the creation of their games, Amplitude Studios is once again inviting the community to follow and discuss the creation of its latest effort.

Amplitude CEO Mathieu Girard says: “We are all big fans of the SNK platforms here at Amplitude Studios, and we have always dreamt of creating something unique for the Neo Geo. The release of the Neo Geo X seemed like the perfect opportunity to make that dream come true. We know shoot‘em up fans have high standards of quality and we aim to live up to them. We’re very excited to bring the Endless Space universe to a new type of player, and we hope that success could even lead to a collector AES version of the game.”

Background story for ‘Endless Space – Wings of Freedom’:
Science has always believed that at any galactic core sits a black hole of tremendous size and density. Following a trail of Endless ruins, based on map fragments found on a lunar temple, a Pilgrim exploration group  is about to discover that this may not be the case... Hopping from planet to planet and system to system, the fleet must fight off increasingly large and powerful waves of automated defenders bent on preventing them from unveiling the truth.

Challenges and questions await the player as they drive toward the core: What secrets are the Endless hiding? What treasures – or horrors – lie in wait? How long can my thumbs keep this up?

Features of ‘Endless Space – Wings of Freedom’:
• 1-2 Player old school 2D arcade action
• 4 different ships with their own weapons and playstyles
• Level, skill and power-up system inspired by RPGs
• Arcade, Boss, Endless Survival and 2P Versus modes
• Specific 16/9 and 4/3 modes
• Chiptune music by FlyByNo

About Amplitude Studios
Amplitude Studios is an independent gathering of experienced video game lovers (and developers) with a single goal: create the best strategy games! Based in Paris, the studio boasts an international team that has worked all over the world. Developer credits include franchises such as Battlefield, Rayman, XIII, R.U.S.E., Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, Call of Juarez, Might & Magic Heroes, Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, and others. Endless Space, a critically acclaimed 4X turn-based strategy game covering the space colonization age, was the first game from Amplitude Studios. Working closely for years with players to share, discuss or compare ideas, the team is bringing the idea of community one step further with GAMES2GETHER, a new way for players around the world to participate in the creation of a video game! Read more at
http://www.amplitude-studios.com.

About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is an independent video game publisher founded in 2009 by an international group of games industry veterans and is located in Haarlem, The Netherlands. While keeping its roots in the European retail games market, Iceberg has rapidly increased its focus towards the global digital games market, by building strong direct relationships with dozens of Game Portals. Staffed with avid gamers, Iceberg works closely with an international assembly of game developers, both midsize and indie. With a distinct focus on the strategy, action, simulation and adventure game genres, the company has garnered attention with acclaimed releases including Killing Floor, Wings of Prey, APB Reloaded and Endless Space among its 50+ game arsenal - with more promising games in the pipeline.

Don’t just play, play it cool!

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