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Friday, November 1, 2013

11/01/2013 - Muramassa Rebirth DLC coming to NA
Muramasa Rebirth "Genroku Legends DLC" Coming to North America

Nov 1st, 2013 Torrance, CA - Aksys Games is pleased to announce that the long anticipated “Genroku Legends” DLC for Muramasa Rebirth will be arriving in North America starting with “Fishy Tales of the Nekomata” in early 2014! Muramasa Rebirth, the highly-acclaimed PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system action RPG, utilizes PlayStation®Vita system’s OLED screen to bring the vibrant world of mythical Japan to life! With additional stories, new gameplay, special bosses, and more, “Genroku Legends” will reveal new chapters in the Muramasa Rebirth tale.
Be sure to check  www.muramasarebirth.com for more information!

About “Fishy Tales of the Nekomata” - Not Your Ordinary Cat Lady

Tasked with taking a prized tea set to the shogun, Okoi and her brother set out on a journey to Edo. However, Okoi’s family’s chief retainer will stop at nothing to retake the tea set from Okoi. What once was a simple courier service mission just got a lot more dangerous!

New Weaponry - Unlike Kisuke or Momohime, who use the powerful demon blades to rain death and destruction down on their enemies, Okoi uses her razor-sharp claws as well as a myriad of special powers to claim victory in battle. And by fusing with her companion Miike (mee-ke), she can transform herself in to a truly formidable foe.

Enhance Okoi’s Abilities - As Okoi primarily uses her claws to attack her foes, the "Forging" mechanic has been replaced by a skill tree that will allow you to improve and strengthen her various abilities.

Meet New Characters and Fight New Bosses - A host of new characters, enemies, and final bosses are present in Okoi's adventure, as well as her feline compatriot, Miike. The "Fishy Tales of the Nekomata" DLC is chock-full of new foes and evil fiends, all inspired by traditional Japanese folklore!

Go Paw-to-Toe with all of the Bosses - Once players have completed “Fishy Tales of the Nekomata,” they can take on all the boss characters in the main Muramasa Rebirth storylines! Test Okoi's prowess against the toughest foes in the game!

Visit the website at www.muramasarebirth.com or “Like” the official Muramasa Rebirth Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information!

Muramasa Rebirth has been rated Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.  For more information, please visit: http://www.esrb.org/

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

10/31/2013 World of the Living Dead Resurrection Begins Closed Beta Testing
Zombocalypse overruns Los Angeles County as World of the Living Dead: Resurrection begins Closed Beta Testing

Survival Strategy Zombie Browser Game by designers of Legends of Zork and NationStates 2 begins small-scale testing with new OpenStreetMap based game engine

Dublin, Ireland - Halloween October 31, 2013. Ballardia and Scraggly Dog Games are proud to announce that after a four-month shutdown to facilitate changing the game engine from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap, World of the Living Dead: Resurrection has commenced beta testing. Currently being thoroughly playtested by a group of over two hundred players across the globe, the game has polished and streamlined its minimalist approach to the survival strategy genre. Challenging and cerebral, WotLD: Resurrection is definitely not a zombie shooty face game.

A hardcore game aimed at older, more discerning players who would have played strategy games in the early 1990s and 2000s, the game casts you as an operative of the National Emergency Control and Relief Agency (NECRA) who has initially been assigned a small squad of survivors on Santa Catalina island off Los Angeles, California, and instructed to bring them to LA County, where over 12,000 zombie-infested square kilometers await you.

You must cater to the basic dietary needs of your survivors, manage their fatigue and fear levels, choose from a range of suitably post-apocalyptic skills as they gain experience and equip them with the best weaponry that you can scavenge or steal. The game features survivor permadeath, so if they die, they’re dead. The realistic setting uses US Census data to work out zombie density in each area, and OSM data to place scavengeable supplies and locations throughout the map.

Players will be tasked with developing and growing their group through rescue and other vital missions, and can ultimately manage up to forty survivors. Infocards scattered throughout the game help boost skills, and players can repair and modify items in many different ways. It is an intensive management game for players who want a little more depth to their gameplay.

World of the Living Dead: Resurrection is scaling up beta testing from a few hundred, to a few thousand players over the coming weeks as it continues to optimise the game engine and infrastructure, and you can register your interest for a beta key at
http://www.worldofthelivingdead.com . In the meantime, you can keep up to date by following us on http://twitter.com/wotld, becoming a fan at http://facebook.com/wotld , reading the blog at http://blog.worldofthelivingdead.com and joining the WotLD: Resurrection forums at http://forum.worldofthelivingdead.com

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

10/30/2013 - Sega Announces New 3D Classics for Nintendo 3DS

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON – October 30, 2013 – SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announced details on the highly anticipated 3D remake of iconic and arcade classics for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. Each of these titles will be priced at $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 and available for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Release dates for the titles are as follows:

·         3D Space Harrier™, 3D Super Hang-On™  - 11/28/2013
·         3D Sonic T he Hedgehog™, 3D Altered Beast™ - 12/5/2013
·         3D Ecco the Dolphin™, 3D Galaxy Force™ II - 12/12/2013
·         3D Shinobi™ III , 3D Streets of Rage™ - 12/19/2013

“These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original,” commented John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “We look forward to bringing these classic SEGA titles to Nintendo 3DS for fans – both old and new.”

For press assets visit

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

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 website is located at

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

10/29/2013 - Double Dragon Trilogy now on iOS & Android
Double Dragon Trilogy fights its way onto iOS & Android!

Paris, France – October 29th, 2013 – DotEmu, developer and publisher specializing in modern releases of beloved retro games, announces the end-of-year release of Double Dragon Trilogy on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. A groundbreaking, uber-popular game upon its arcade debut in 1987, Double Dragon is the undisputed godfather of co-op beat ‘em all!

Enter Double Dragon Trilogy, a compilation specially optimized for mobiles and which includes all three installments of the beloved arcade series: Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2: The Revenge, and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone. The first one begins with Billy and his brother Jimmy, two martial arts experts, in a mission to rescue Billy's girlfriend, Marian, who’s been kidnapped by the Black Shadows Gang. All your favorite moves are here: punches, kicks, elbows, knees, head-butts and an assortment of not-exactly-street-legal weapons.


  • Two game modes: “Arcade” (play the game from beginning to end and go for the high score) and “Story” (unlock new stages and achievements while playing through the game)
  • Customizable controls
  • Three difficulty levels: “mobile” (specially balanced for mobile games), “original” (similar to the arcade version) and “expert” (a real challenge!)
  • Achievements & leaderboards via Game Center and Google Play Game Service
  • Choose between the original 8-bit soundtrack and a brand-new remastered one!
  • Co-op mode (two players) via bluetooth
  • Gamepad support: compatible with most Android controllers and soon with most iOS controllers too

Battle your way through all 3 titles and bask in the greatness of one of the ‘80s most popular arcade games!

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Monday, October 28, 2013

10/28/2013 - GTA Online Gets New Content and DLC
Grand Theft Auto Online Update

Get ready to drop some sea shells with all new vehicles, weaponry and a load of new Jobs that are coming in November with the Beach Bum Pack.

Thank you to everyone for joining in GTA Online throughout this first month of its release, for all of your awesome Online Snapmatic pics and Crew videos that we’ve spotted, for your patience and understanding as we’ve been working through the initial teething issues of launching an online experience like this, and for your excellent feedback to the official 
GTAOnline@rockstargames.com email address. Please keep it coming as it is really helping us plan for the future of the game. Here’s a quick update for all Grand Theft Auto Online players worldwide on what’s in store in the immediate future.

We know many of you are anxiously waiting for us to show you the GTA$ Stimulus Package money 
we announced a couple weeks back. As mentioned in that post, we of course want to ensure that game progress loss issues are sufficiently sorted before distributing the GTA$ to everyone. We have a few more tweaks and fixes to make in a new title update that will hit sometime next week and then we will distribute the cash.

Coming in early November will be the first add-on content update, the Beach Bum Pack which will bring all-new beach themed vehicles and new weaponry that you’ll be able to use in both GTA Online and Story Mode. Plus new customization options for your GTA Online character including new tats, hairstyles and more. We’ll also be adding lots of brand new action-packed Jobs to play with Gang Attacks, Survivals, Last Team Standings, Parachutes, Deathmatches and Races that will have you bloodying up the waters and coastlines of the finest beach resorts across Los Santos and Blaine County.

We are also working to bring you the debut of the first part of the GTA Online Content Creator this fall – giving players the ability to craft, publish, rate and play custom-made Deathmatch and Race Jobs. We’ll be keeping our eye open for exceptional ones that we’ll be stamping as ‘Rockstar Verified’ and will be featuring them here at the Newswire and as part of forthcoming GTA Online Social Club Events. Both the Content Creator and the Beach Bum Pack are free.

Starting in November will be the first Grand Theft Auto Online Social Club Event weekends which will bring special rewards and bonuses ranging from limited-edition in-game Event Crate Drops to in-game discount specials and even a special new GTA Online live-stream show hosted by Rockstar at the Social Club Events page and Rockstar Games 
Twitch page – plus prize pack giveaways of hard to find GTAV gear and more.

Stay tuned as we hope to have more information with more details and specific timings on these content updates as well as on GTA Online Heists and the new GTA Online Capture the Flag mode to share with you next week. We will also have initial details on more additional content coming for both Story Mode and GTA Online in the next few weeks.

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