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Friday, April 19, 2013

04/19/2013 - Bethesda Announces New Shinji Mikami Game
New Survival Horror Game from Master of the Genre
April 19, 2013 (London, UK) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced the planned release of The Evil Within™, a survival horror game developed at Tango Gameworks™ under the direction of renowned game designer and studio head, Shinji Mikami. Best known as the father of the survival horror genre and creator of the Resident Evil series, Mikami is a 20-year veteran of the industry who has developed numerous award-winning titles. The official announcement trailer can be viewed today at IGN.com.

The Evil Within, in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the PC, and next generation consoles, is slated for release in 2014. On Monday, April 22nd additional information about The Evil Within will be revealed in an exclusive feature story at IGN.com.   

“We’re incredibly proud to announce The Evil Within,” said Mikami. “My team and I are committed to creating an exciting new franchise, providing fans the perfect blend of horror and action.”

About ZeniMax Media Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a privately owned media organization headquartered outside Washington DC with international offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Eindhoven, and Tokyo. Through its subsidiaries, ZeniMax Media creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, the PC, and handheld/wireless devices.  ZeniMax Media divisions include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, MachineGames Sweden, Battlecry Studios, ZeniMax Europe Ltd., ZeniMax Asia K.K., ZeniMax Asia Pacific Limited, and ZeniMax Online Studios.  For more information on ZeniMax Media, visit 

About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda label include such blockbuster franchises as The Elder Scrolls®, DOOM®, QUAKE® Fallout®,  Wolfenstein® , Dishonored™, Prey®,  and RAGE®. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit 

About Tango Gameworks
Tango Gameworks, a ZeniMax Media company based in Tokyo, Japan, is a premier development studio founded and led by legendary game designer, Shinji Mikami. Tango Gameworks is dedicated to AAA multi-platform game development by some of Japan's most accomplished and experienced developers.  

The Evil Within, Tango, Tango Gameworks, The Elder Scrolls, Skyrim, Bethesda Game Studios, Dishonored, Arkane, MachineGames, Battlecry Studios, Prey, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda, ZeniMax and their related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the United States and/or in other countries. Fallout is a registered trademark or trademark of Bethesda Softworks LLC in the United States and/or in other countries.  id, id Software, DOOM, QUAKE, Wolfenstein and RAGE are registered trademarks or trademarks of id Software LLC in the United States and/or in other countries. Other product and company names referenced herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. All Rights Reserved.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

04/18/2013 - Gun Commando Release Date Confirmed

Release date confirmed for iOS version of top selling game Gun Commando, along with new screens & trailer of up-coming release

18/04/13 Dutch indie powerhouse Abstraction Games and UK-based Ripstone Publishing can now announce Gun Commando is shooting its way to the App Store on 25th April 2013 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Gun Commando is a retro inspired run and gun game with 24 levels to play through and contains a large arsenal of weapons to help you deliver total annihilation. The game features epic boss battles and a large array of enemies to keep you coming back for more. Offering unprecedented blazing fast first-person-shooter touch controls, and an ingenious weapon upgrade system the game promises to let you be the hero in this modern twist on an old school classic. er  in the Time Attack Mode,the leaderboard.

The 8-bit inspired graphics pay homage to old school shooters and have been accompanied by inspiring cut-scenes created by the extremely talented comic-book artist Romano Molenaar.

The top 5 selling PlayStation® Mobile game was originally released on PS®Vita & PlayStation certified devices in January 2013 and will be available to buy across the world from the App Store on 25th April 2013.

Check out the trailer that showcases the dynamic game-play and inspired graphics:

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

04/17/2013 - Namco Bandai Announce Soul Calibur V Download on X360 + PS3
Namco Bandai Games announce SoulCaliburTMV for download on the Playstation®Store and on Xbox® Live Games on Demand
The critically acclaimed SoulCaliburTMV, released on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® last year, will be available for download on Xbox® Live Games on Demand on April 23rd and on the PlayStation®Store on April 24th
London, United Kingdom – April 17th, 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that SOULCALIBURV will be available in EMEA and Australasia for download on April 23rd, 2013 on Xbox® LIVE Games on Demand for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on April 24th, 2013, via the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

While a stand-alone version of the game will be available on Xbox® LIVE Games on Demand for £14.99 and via the PlayStation®Network for £15.99, an exclusive SOULCALIBURV : Legendary Edition will also be available for download for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for £23.99. The Legendary Edition includes the full game, plus the additional character, Dampierre, and the downloadable costumes and armor sets.

The latest entry in the premier weapons-based head-to-head fighting series continues with the epic struggle of warriors in search for the legendary Soul Swords. SOULCALIBUR V brings the best in battles, movement, and visual effects so players can pull off cool, dynamic attacks with ease and battle with complete freedom. Choose from a roster of over two dozen characters including the master assassin – Ezio Auditore, from the critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed® series, or create your personalized fighter. Challenge the computer AI, compete against your friends or challenge fighters from around the world.

The SOULCALIBUR™ series continues to be one of NAMCO BANDAI Games’ most revered franchises. SOULCALIBUR V has been set to advance the series’ legacy of white-knuckled weapons-based combat, beautiful graphics and groundbreaking features, entrancing newcomers and long-time fans alike.

Developed by the legendary Project Soul team, SOULCALIBUR V picks up 17 years after the events of SOULCALIBURIV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, unfolds as his family’s destiny intertwines with the Soul swords. With the series’ revolutionary 8-way run, allowing for true 3D movement during matches, a refined battle system, and stunning graphics, SOULCALIBUR V will be available for download to anyone looking for a knock-down, drag-out fight. 

For more information on SOULCALIBUR V, please visit:

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

04/16/2013 - Victoria II Arrives in Digital Stores Worldwide
Victoria II: Heart of Darkness Colonizes Digital Stores Worldwide, Drums Up Release Trailer

Expand Your Empire and Compete Against Other Colonial Powers in Latest Expansion

NEW YORK – April 16, 2013 – Real estate is valuable because God isn’t making any more, so if you’re the leader of a growing industrial empire you need to move fast to stake your claim. Victoria II: Heart of Darkness, the second expansion to grand strategy franchise Victoria II—a political simulator where the population reacts to your decisions—has officially released today.

View the Victoria II: Heart of Darkness release trailer here:


Victoria II: Heart of Darkness offers a competitive and cutthroat colonization experience, and introduces new crisis mechanics that forces the Great Powers to pay attention to seemingly quiet corners of the world. A revised naval system fills in the gaps between ironclads and dreadnoughts and the customizable newspaper feature guarantees that you can follow major developments half a globe away.

Dominate the Victorian Age—an era of dramatic politics, rapid transformation of technology, colonization and military force—and seize weaker powers to advance your national destiny. The world can be yours in a new experience published by Paradox Interactive and crafted by Paradox Development Studio, creators of the critically acclaimed Crusader Kings II and upcoming Europa Universalis IV.

Victoria II: Heart of Darkness is available on all major digital download portals for $19.99. Select retailers are also offering up to 75% off the original Victoria II and its first expansion, A House Divided—which are both required to play Heart of Darkness. Three small DLC packs—German Unit pack, Interwar Engineer Unit pack, and Songs of the Civil War music pack—are also available for $1.99 each.

For a list of where to purchase Heart of Darkness, please visit:

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Monday, April 15, 2013



Iconic SEGA Genesis Title Returns to Consoles in Summer 2013

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – April 25, 2013 – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd., in collaboration with Disney Interactive today announced the upcoming digital release of Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse™, a complete re-imagining of the iconic Genesis side-scrolling adventure first released in 1990. Developed by Sega Studios Australia, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will be available worldwide for digital download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®Network and Windows PC in summer 2013.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse first debuted on the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive in 1990 to critical acclaim. Excellent controls, music, and graphics helped to bring the magic of Disney to millions of SEGA fans around the world. The new Castle of Illusion will continue this tradition. Completely rebuilt from the ground up, Castle of Illusion has stunning visuals and new gameplay mechanics. Fans will enjoy the original storyline as they help Mickey save Minnie from the evil witch, Mizrabel.

“The original Castle of Illusion was tremendously entertaining and has a well-deserved reputation as a SEGA classic. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse brings this great game to a new generation,” said Chris Olson, vice president of Digital Business at SEGA of America. “Mickey is back and he looks fantastic.”

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 Windows PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment.  SEGA® of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com

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 Windows 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 Disney Interactive:
Disney Interactive, one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the part of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive entertainment, multi-platform video games, and family-focused content across all current and emerging digital media platforms.  Disney Interactive produces and distributes a broad portfolio of content from Disney Interactive Games and Disney Interactive Media.  Products and content released and operated by Disney Interactive include blockbuster mobile, social and console games, online virtual worlds, #1 kid’s entertainment destination Disney.com and the #1 Family/Parenting portfolio on the Web.

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