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Friday, October 25, 2013

10/25/2013 - LucasArts Devs present Super Roman Conquest on KickStarter
LucasArts Devs Behind Star Wars: 1313 / SW: First Assault present Super Roman Conquest - A Retro Side-Scrolling RTS Headed to KickStarter


San Francisco, CA – Seacliff Interactive, a new studio formed by two AAA industry veterans with a combined 16 years of experience working at LucasArts, is proud to announce Super Roman Conquest, a 2.5D side-scrolling strategy game set in ancient Rome. Looking for passionate fans hungry for more strategy in their side-scrollers, the title is headed to KickStarter to help the developers fulfill their vision for the game.

Super Roman Conquest is a side-scrolling strategy game that gives players full control of the Roman legions in  real time battles that are played in multiple  3D side-scrolling battle lanes which allow units to be moved within the depths of the landscape. Movement, combat orders, and unique unit abilities are all controlled by the player.  Throughout, the player will be confronted with choices that shape their campaign, ensuring no two games play alike.

Imagine commanding dozens of elite Roman troops into battle against the Barbarian hordes.  You command your archers to hail down a storm of arrows, while sending your legionnaires deeper into the landscape to outflank and surprise the enemy.  After claiming victory, you choose to mercifully grant the surviving barbarians a place among your ranks, boosting your army's strength at the cost of depleted rations. You’ll now need to find a city to plunder to make up for your newest troops. But first it's time to upgrade your veteran legions, purchase new equipment, and chart the next step of your conquest.  

The increased ability for unit control allows for literal depth to be added to the side-scrolling genre, with the ability to move units within the depth of the 3D environment on parallel play paths called battle lanes. These battle lanes create additional opportunities for strategy and tactics atypical from the traditional side-scroller. Encounters allow players to use their troops' separate positions along the battle lanes to outmaneuver and attack their enemies in satisfying ways.

While all the battles play out in real time, players will plan and execute their strategies on a grand world map of the Mediterranean. Here, players can recruit new units, upgrade their experienced legions, and plot the route of their conquest. They’ll also have a tactical view of the movements of enemy armies and can exploit that knowledge to their advantage.

Each campaign of Super Roman Conquest will play different due to the addition of important, game altering choices. These choices are completely dynamic and based on the player’s previous actions and encounters. They include options on how to treat defeated enemy commanders, how to manage captured cities, or how to deal with treachery from jealous Senators. Consequences from the player’s decisions will ripple throughout their campaigns.

Also contributing to the team is award winning composer Jesse Harlin. Harlin has been a game composer for over 15 years and was previously music supervisor at LucasArts working on renowned titles such as Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars: Republic Commando, The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition, Star Wars: Battlefront II, and many more.

Super Roman Conquest is coming to KickStarter October 21, 2013.


Visit www.SuperRomanConquest.com to learn more.

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Thursday, October 24, 2013

10/24/2013 - PopCap Launches Plants vs Zombies 2 on Google Play
PopCap Launches Plants vs. Zombies 2 Worldwide on Google Play


Mobile Gaming Phenomenon Continues as 2013 Megahit Becomes Available Today on Android Phones and Tablets

SEATTLE, WA—October 24, 2013— PopCap Games, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today announced the global launch of Plants vs. Zombies ™ 2 for Android devices.  Available worldwide via Google Play , the game brings all of the great features from the mega-hit sequel to millions of new Android players around the globe.  Plants vs. Zombies 2 has already become a global mobile favorite with players of all ages, and the new Android adaptation of the game is the first PopCap title to feature full integration with Google Play Game Services.

“With the arrival of Plants vs. Zombies 2 on Android, we’re effectively reaching a huge new audience of mobile players who have been eagerly awaiting the game,” said Tony Leamer, Franchise Business Director for Plants vs. Zombies. “We’re particularly pleased that the Android iteration of the game has all the great features and functionality found in other mobile editions.”

Free to download and play, Plants vs. Zombies 2 features a time-travel theme that propels players through different historical eras to face off with zombies from various time periods.  The game was designed as an ever-expanding universe, offering regular content updates, including new worlds full of new plants, zombies and challenges beyond the first three found in the initial game release.  Plants vs. Zombies 2 extends the classic gameplay of the original and provides players with dozens of all-new levels, plants and zombies. While the vast majority of the game is entirely free to play (players can face every zombie and access every level in every world at no cost), Plants vs. Zombies 2 players can also purchase upgrades and other in-game items to enhance their gameplay.

In addition to exciting new locales to explore and discover, Plants vs. Zombies 2 includes a wide variety of gameplay enhancements, including Plant Food, which drops from glowing zombies and offers a temporary but powerful boost to your plant attacks. Plants vs. Zombies 2 also includes all-new gesture-based power-ups that enable players to interact with zombies directly, to augment their plant defenses.

Key features of Plants vs. Zombies 2 include:


•Three all-new worlds to explore, with more worlds coming soon
•More than 60 levels at launch, with dozens more coming in future worlds
•Dozens of new plants and zombies, each with unique powers and behaviors
•Plant food to supercharge your floral defenses
•Touch-screen power-ups that let you pinch, flick and zap zombies directly
•Side missions, mini-games and other brain-teasing challenges in every world
•Challenge Zones at the end of each world that provide never-ending quests for glory

About PopCap
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, and Shanghai.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.

In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at
www.ea.com/news.

Plants vs. Zombies, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect and Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

10/23/2013 - Mugen Souls Z Coming to NA and EU in 2014
MUGEN SOULS Z TO HIT NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE IN 2014!


Santa Ana, Calif. (October 22, 2013) –  NIS America is excited to announce the acquisition of Mugen Souls Z™ for digital and physical release in the North American and European markets in 2014! Created by COMPILE HEART Mugen Souls Z™ features a lush free-roaming battle map, unique turn-based combat, and massive amounts of customization to quench even the most hardcore RPG fan’s thirst. Top all of that off with billions of points of damage, player level caps of 9999, and gorgeous art and you, sir, have got yourself one seriously fun RPG!

About the game:
Our favorite Undisputed God of the Universe, Chou-Chou, returns with her crew for a brand-new story revolving around the zodiac. Taking place immediately after the first game, you take control of the goddess Sylma, who meets Chou-Chou before the end of the first game’s events. Sylma is out to stop an ancient threat to her world that has recently awakened. 9999 levels of maniacal mishaps and ethereal adventures await Sylma, her crew, and hordes of Shampurus as Mugen Souls Z hits Western shores in 2014!

Notice: Due to the sensitive nature of some content, NIS America has decided to edit certain aspects of this title for its North American and European releases.

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

10/22/2013 - Cypronia reveals the list of Wii U games
Cypronia reveals the list of Wii U games

Michalovce, Slovakia, 22nd October 2013

Cypronia, a video games developer and digital publisher, is pleased to announce that have four Nintendo Wii U titles in development, they will be released on the Wii U eShop soon.

1, Angry Bunnies is a challenging physics-based demolition, with addictive gameplay and 150 fun levels to enjoy.

2, Color Zen is a new kind of puzzle game. One that invites you to put on your headphones, relax, and find your way through an abstract world of colors and shapes.

3, My Style Studio: Notebook is a complete artistic solution for kids. 
Create fantastic paintings, take notes or make a flipbook animation.

4, My Style Studio: Hair Salon is a cartoon hairdressing app that encourages juniors and kids to experiment using different tools. Wash, color, cut, curl and style – make any hair style you want!

For more information visit
http://www.cypronia.com/games/wii-u

Please follow us at http://www.facebook.com/cypronia, or http://twitter.com/cypronia

Submitted by: E. Thomas

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Monday, October 21, 2013

10/21/2013 - Adventurous Sale on FireFlower Games
Adventurous Sale on FireFlower Games

We are feeling a bit adventurous and are therefore having an Adventurous Sale. A selection of DRM-free adventure games are up to 75% off until October 26 - http://fireflowergames.com/adventurous-sale/.

Here are a few of the discounted titles:
  • Cognition 1: The Hangman – 75% off
  • The Perfidious Petrol Station – 75% off
  • Reperfection: Volume 1 – 70% off
  • Deponia 1 & 2 – 60% off
  • The Cat Lady – 60% off
  • Gobliiins Trilogy – 50% off
  • Little Big Adventure 1 & 2 – 50% off

About FireFlower Games
FireFlower Games (fireflowergames.com) is an indie distributor that offers games for Windows, Mac and Linux and we focus on indie and DRM-free games for direct download. Our aim is to bring you games that are entertaining, nice-looking and innovative with a touch of sci-fi.

We care for the planet and would like to support new games being made. Our aim is therefore to donate at least half of our annual profit to projects that benefit the environment and game related projects. Our goal in the end is to create a platform that not only sells games but gives back to the community as well.

Follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/FireFlowerGames
Be a friend on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FireFlowerGames

Submitted by: E. Thomas


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