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Friday, March 14, 2014

03/14/2014 - Yoshi's New Island Now Available for 3DS
YOSHI BUSTS OUT THE BIG EGGS IN YOSHI'S NEW ISLAND

Yoshi and Baby Mario Team Up for an Eggs-traordinary Nintendo 3DS Adventure

​REDMOND, Wash., March 13, 2014 – It’s time to get egg-cited! Yoshi’s iconic green-dotted eggs have grown to gargantuan size in the
Yoshi’s New Island game, launching for Nintendo 3DS on March 14. In his new platforming adventure, Yoshi once again moves from sidekick to hero and traverses a wide variety of worlds on a new island to help Baby Mario reunite with his kidnapped brother. Yoshi’s New Island is the third game in the beloved Yoshi’s Island series and features inventive new transformations, giant new eggs, colorful new art styles and a fun new multiplayer mode.

Yoshi’s New Island will appeal to fans of the previous Yoshi’s Island games, but also to younger gamers who are experiencing the series for the first time,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Yoshi’s New Island, the slate of 2014 Nintendo 3DS games is off to an excellent start.”

Yoshi’s unique abilities are taken to new heights in Yoshi’s New Island. Similar to previous games, Yoshi can swallow enemies using his long tongue and turn them into eggs, which can be thrown to overcome challenges. This time, two giant eggs enter the mix: The massive Mega Eggdozer plows through the environment and opens up new areas, and the Metal Eggdozer can strategically be used to roll over enemies or explore underwater areas.

The new island that Yoshi and Baby Mario explore together contains six worlds full of a variety of levels. These levels don’t have a time limit, so players can take their time exploring as they progress through the game. The duo will visit all manners of different locales – from slippery snow slopes to watery wonderlands – overflowing with creative platforming challenges, wild enemies and a ton of collectibles that players will love to find. And the different worlds in the game are not varied in game play alone. Each world features a different beautiful art style, including ones inspired by watercolor paintings or crayon drawings. Yoshi will also need all of his skills to battle a larger-than-life boss that awaits at the end of each world.

At certain points in Yoshi’s New Island, Yoshi will be able to transform into many different vehicles and objects, including a helicopter, a mine cart or even a jackhammer. These transformations help Yoshi make his way through special areas and are controlled using the gyroscopic controls of the Nintendo 3DS system. By grabbing a special type of star, Yoshi transforms into Super Yoshi, giving him the ability to soar through the sky or run along walls and ceilings. Yoshi’s New Island also features helpful items like the Flutter Wings, which let Yoshi fly through the air. This item is great for players who have trouble completing a level, and ensures that people of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the game.

After playing the single-player adventure, players can team up with a friend in the two-player mini-game cooperative challenge. In this mode, two characters compete in six mini-games like Eggy Pop, which asks players to use eggs to pop balloons, and Flutter Finish, a contest to flutter jump the farthest. Using Download Play, two people can play this mode together using only one game card, or connect via local wireless. (Additional Nintendo 3DS systems, which are sold separately, are required for multiplayer mode.)

Also launching on March 14 is a green Yoshi Edition Nintendo 3DS XL system that features an image of Yoshi on the front, as well as a series of cute Yoshi eggs on the back. The system will launch at a suggested retail price of $199.99. The Yoshi’s New Island game will be available separately in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a suggested retail price of $39.99. For more information about the game, visit
http://yoshisnewisland.nintendo.com.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit
http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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03/14/2014 - Caffeine Demo Release Date and Indiegogo Campaign
Caffeine Demo Release Date and Indiegogo Campaign


Incandescent Imaging is proud to announce that a demo for it's Sci-Fi Horror Adventure game Caffeine will be released for the public on the 25th March 2014.
The demo will give players a short taste of basic gameplay as well as the mood and story of the final game.

"Built with the power of Unreal Engine 3, Caffeine puts the player in the shoes of a young boy who awakens on a derrelict caffeine mining space station. Confused and alone, you begin your journey exploring this dark seemingly empy space station to find out what has transpired and what it may have to do with all the caffeine."

Aproximatley one week after the demo is released Incandescent Imaging will be starting a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for the final game.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

03/13/2014 - Skullforge The Hunt Coming to PC, Mac and Wii U
Skullforge: The Hunt Announced by OMC Games


March 14, 2014:  OMC Games has been hard at work on their first game Skullforge: The Hunt.  In this action RPG, the player will take the role of Desi Cornerstone as she searches for one of the members responsible for her enslavement.  Players will be able to take on quests, hunt for treasure, participate in multi-layered conversations, and battle their way to a rich world with lots of possibilities.

Skullforge: The Hunt follows the story of Desi Cornerstone, an elven warrior who has suffered at the hands of a brutal cult.  Her quest for revenge leads her to the island of Sorova where she begins her search for one of the members who escaped from her grasp previously.  What she finds when she arrives is a troubled land in need of a hero.

The game is scheduled for PC, Mac, and Wii U™ (depending on approval from Nintendo).  More information regarding the release date will be released at a later date.

To kick off this announcement, OMC Games has just released the first chapter in the Skullforge story titled Skullforge: The Destined One which follows the life of Desi and is a prequel to the events of the game.  There will be ten chapters in the story with a new chapter released every month. Each chapter will sell for $.99 on all major bookstores including Amazon in all major regions.

Follow us on Twitter: @OMC_Games

Skullforge, Skullforge: The Hunt, and Skullforge: The Destined One © 2014 by OMC Games.

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03/13/2014 - SEGA Announce Massive Humble Bundle to Benefit Charity
SEGA Announce Massive Humble Bundle Deal with Proceeds Going to Charity


SEGA® Europe and SEGA® of America, Inc. are pleased to announce a SEGA themed Humble Bundle with some amazing titles on offer for a limited time. Gamers logging on to www.humblebundle.com  from 13th March to 20th March, can grab four classic SEGA titles for donations of less than $5.99 while larger donations will reap bigger benefits in a three tiered system.

Customers who choose to donate less than $5.99 will be given a Steam key to download the first tier of games which include Alpha Protocol™, Company of Heroes™, Rome: Total War™ and Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit™.
Donate $5.99 or more to access the second tier and SEGA will throw in another Steam key which will download Typing of the Dead: OVERKILL™, Binary Domain™, Medieval II: Total War™, SEGA Genesis™ Collection and Renegade Ops™. If you are feeling particularly generous and donate $14.99 or more, you will access the third tier and receive a third Steam key for the critically acclaimed strategy epic, Total War™: Shogun II.

Proceeds donated to charity will be split amongst the following five extremely worthwhile organisations: Make-A-Wish (
www.wish.org), Whale and Dolphin Conservation (www.whales.org), Willow Foundation (www.willowfoundation.org), Special Effect (www.specialeffect.org.uk) and GamesAid (www.gamesaid.org). 

   
“We’re extremely proud to present gamers with a SEGA themed Humble Bundle.” said John Clark, Vice President of Digital Distribution at SEGA, “It’s a fantastic way to bring some of our classic games to a new audience while helping fund raising efforts for a variety of extremely good causes.”

For more information regarding Humble Bundle, log on to
www.humblebundle.com. For more information about SEGA, log on to www.sega.co.uk.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

03/12/2014 - Mugen Souls Z Coming to NA and EU in May
MUGEN SOULS Z TO HIT NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE THIS MAY!


Santa Ana, Calif. (March 12, 2014) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that the exciting RPG Mugen Souls Z™ is set to release in North America on May 20 and in Europe on May 23. Created by COMPILE HEART and GCREST, Mugen Souls Z features a vibrant, 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 9,999, and gorgeous art, and you, sir or ma’am, 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 Syrma, who meets Chou-Chou just after the end of the first game’s events. Syrma is out to stop an ancient threat to her world that has recently awakened. 9999 levels of maniacal mishaps and ethereal adventures await Syrma, her crew, and hordes of shampurus as Mugen Souls Z hits Western shores in 2014!

Key features:

A whole new set of worlds: Chou-Chou and her peons are back in another adventure, with a new cast of wacky characters waiting to show them around the 12 worlds!
Improved battle system: Gameplay is even faster and crazier with all-new G-Castle battles, combined team abilities, and overwhelming galactic special attacks!
The Damage Carnival: Deal enough damage, and the festival of pain will come to town! Activate your Damage Carnival to deal extra damage and earn more loot after battle.
Overwhelming customization: More job classes, more faces, more hair, more shirts, shoes, pants, glasses – more everything to create your ideal battle squad!

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.

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03/12/2014- ChangYou Launches $600 Million Developer's Program
ChangYou Launches $600 Million Developer’s Program


Join the CYOU Win Plan!

SANTA CLARA, CA (March 12th, 2014) - ChangYou (US) LLC is pleased to announce the $600Million developer’s investment program called the “CYOU Win Plan”, one of the largest investment in the mobile gaming industry. It will be presented at GDC on March 17th in the West Hall, booth TTW39.

“2014 will be an exciting year for ChangYou (US),” said Joey Jia, General Manager of ChangYou (US). The $600 Million developer’s program offers a tremendous opportunity for independent gaming developers to publish their games worldwide leveraging our expertise in both the PC and Mobile space.”

ChangYou created numerous popular games, including the latest hit game called; Max Axe ranked #1 action game in over 25 countries with over 2 million players in the App Store. With the background and expertise in the gaming industry, the “CYOU Win Plan” is a long term investment that will support independent gaming developers in marketing, distribution, and business operation. ChangYou’s committed to invest and foster the game developer visions while providing the resources, support, and equity. This will make a big impact in the products growth and success.

Visit ChangYou (US) at GDC West Hall booth TTW39.

CYOU Win Plan: $600 Million Investment:

-          $200MM Investment to Acquire Mobile Games
-          $200MM Mobile Game Marketing over the Next 2 Years
-          $200MM Revenue Share to the Game Developers in 3 Years

To learn more about any of our products, programs, submit your games or schedule a meeting, please contact
bizdev@gamefuse.com.

About ChangYou.com (US), LLC
ChangYou.com (US), LLC is a publishing subsidiary of ChangYou.com, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CYOU) located in Santa Clara, California. Originally started as the MMORPG business unit of Sohu.com in 2003, ChangYou.com became a separate, stand-alone company in December 2007. As a leading publisher of free-to-play massively multiplayer online games in North America, ChangYou.com (US), LLC has published a variety of multiplayer online games, including Dragon Oath and Sword Girls. More information about the company can be found at
us.changyou.com.

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03/12/2014 - Bit Trip Runner 2 Sells 1 Million Units
Gaijin Games celebrates celebrates one-year anniversary of Runner2, over a million units sold, with sale

Santa Cruz, CA - March 12, 2014 - The one-year anniversary of BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien is upon us! Although we’ve been celebrating internally with virgin mimosas, we thought it might be a good idea to bring the celebration to the people, and offer discounts on every platform under the sun.

For one week only, Runner2 can be purchased for only $4.99 on 360, PS3, Vita, Steam, and Wii U. The game retails for $14.99, making this something of a STEAL! Additionally, BIT.TRIP RUN! for iOS is currently 75% off, making it only $0.99!

However, this isn’t just a celebration of Runner2’s first year of existence. We’re also commemorating the amazing fact that

Runner2 has sold 1,046,964 units!

As you might have guessed, we’re pretty stoked about that number. So stoked, in fact, that we’ve gone ahead and
put together a site that celebrates this incredible milestone. It also features a list of awards we’ve earned and other such accolades, and is basically one big, virtual pat on our own back.

So! Time is money, and I know not all of you will be able to read this goofy press release in its entirety. Here’s a bullet-point list of all the salient facts:

TL;DR
  • For one week only, Runner2 is on sale for $4.99 on Steam, PS3, 360, Vita, and Wii U.
  • BIT.TRIP RUN! for iOS is 75% off! That makes it only $0.99!
  • Runner2 has sold over one million units. 1,046,964, to be exact!
  • We’ve put together a fancy new site to celebrate how far our little game has come!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

03/11/2014 - Tribal Wars 2 Debuts at GDC
TRIBAL WARS 2 DEBUTS AT GDC

The multi-million dollar sequel makes its public debut to media and industry personnel in San Francisco March 17th-19th

Hamburg, March 11, 2014. InnoGames announced today that it will exclusively debut Tribal Wars 2, the sequel to the highly popular Tribal Wars, at GDC 2014 in San Francisco next week. Exclusive demos of browser, tablet and smartphone versions will be given to media and industry personnel attending the show.  In the new game, players find themselves as leader of a small village in the midst of a medieval world. Tasked with growing and expanding their empire within a war-torn landscape, they have to fight in order to survive. The MMO’s focus is real-time strategic battles with and against other players.

The Tribal Wars 2 Project Manager Nino Protic  will be on hand for interviews and to guide players through their first moments of the game.  Media who attend a GDC demo will be the first to have access to the exclusive upcoming closed beta and be the first to secure beta keys. Members of InnoGames management will also be on hand for interviews and to discuss the company’s cross-platform strategy.

Tribal Wars 2 will be released as cross-platform game for Browsers, Android and iOS. Other key InnoGames titles such as Forge of Empires on mobile devices, including the NEW iPad build, will also be playable at GDC. 

InnoGames will be in the NDA room 260 (inside the South Hall, South—Mezzanine level (in the West Mezzanine). 


With about 120 million registered players, InnoGames is one of the world's leading developers and providers of online games. Currently, the Hamburg-based company employs 300 professionals from 22 nations. Next to 
Tribal Wars, the Hamburg-based company has scored major successes with games such as  Forge of Empires and  Grepolis.

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03/11/2014 - Towtruck Simulator 2015 Now Available on Steam
Towtruck Simulator 2015 available on Steam

UIG Entertainment is proud to present the "Towtruck Simulator 2015“ now available on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/273760 

Enjoy great hours of Simulation fun and work as the owner of a large car park, on which the vehicles towed will be stored. A huge fleet of different tow trucks are ready to go. The trucks are on the road to find illegally parked cars. For each car lifted you earn money, as being towed might be very expensive for the owner. Most of the money will be earned by driving the truck independently so fulfill your hard job carefully.

Get your personal steam key now!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

03/10/2014 - Lost Saga Beta closed as game readies for launch
Lost Saga beta draws to a close as final steps are taken in readiness for launch
Nexon Europe’s highly anticipated multiplayer brawler well received by dedicated community
Luxemburg – 10th March, 2014: Nexon Europe is one step closer to launching the multiplayer online brawler, Lost Saga, as the closed beta comes to an end. Having seen enormous success, the beta engaged the rapidly expanding Lost Saga community in helping shape the title in the final stages before launch.

Providing an extensive cast of characters from the greatest heroes of our world and beyond, battling it out over a variety of maps, Nexon Europe welcomed a huge number of users testing the closed beta. Players took control of over 100 characters from myths, sci-fi, history and legends, coming together for relentless brawling action.

“From the reaction of the thousands involved in the beta, we’ve continued the magic of Lost Saga and satisfied a community that has long been looking forward to the title,” Minkyu Kim, Manager of Game Operations at Nexon Europe. “We want to thank everyone who participated in the closed beta, and assure them that all feedback will be taken into account to ensure Lost Saga is one of the greatest multiplayer online experiences ever come launch.”

With the exceptional feedback, Nexon Europe is looking forward to the official open of Lost Saga in 6 languages: English, German, French, Italian, Polish, and Turkish.
The official Lost Saga site can be found at lostsaga.nexoneu.com.

For more insight and Lost Saga news as it comes, please visit
Facebook.com/LostSagaEurope.

For the most recent video of Lost Saga, please visit THIS LINK.
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03/10/2014 - R2Games Announces Closed Beta for Zombies Ate My Pizza
R2GAMES ANNOUNCES CLOSED BETA TEST FOR NEW ACTION SHOOTER MMOG, ZOMBIES ATE MY PIZZA


Zombies Ate My Pizza is a top-down, browser based MMOG set in a post-apocalyptic world.

March 9th, 2014 – Global online games publisher Reality Squared Games has just announced the upcoming release of their newest browser game, Zombies Ate My Pizza. The Closed Beta test for the game will launch on Monday, March 10th at 10:00 EDT (7:00 PDT) and end on Wednesday, March 19th at 22:00 EDT  (19:00 PDT).

Developed by Funova Technology, Zombies Ate My Pizza is a top-down, MMO action shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world. Taking inspiration from anime in its character design, the game offers intense action and fierce events while delivering comic relief with its quirky dialogue and singular storyline. After selecting between two unique character classes, players embark in various missions to collect supplies, clear invaded areas and fight boss battles. Key features include daily missions, basic training in 3v3 battle mode, a Superpower system and player-run Militias.

Zombies Ate My Pizza takes place in a world in turmoil. An evil race of extraterrestrial bugs has landed on Earth and infected the population with a deadly virus. The epidemic has turned people’s brains into spongy dough, making them think humans are freshly-baked pizzas. Now these soulless, ravenous hordes won’t stop until they get the last slice - threatening to wipe out mankind for good. Only a handful of strongholds remain, and simply surviving is no longer enough... It’s time to blast those zombies back to the nether world.

As part of the Closed Beta test, R2Games will hold a series of special events during which “cheddar” - the game’s premium currency - will be given out to players. Once the test is over, all character and account data will be deleted. Further details will be available via the
official website and Facebook Page for Zombies Ate My Pizza.

About R2Games
R2Games is a global online game publisher specializing in microtransaction-based, free-to-play browser and mobile games. The company primarily works with development teams whose games appeal to wide audiences. R2Games' growing portfolio includes hits like Wartune, Blade Hunter, and Dragon Pals. The company manages all marketing and PR, locates distribution channels, and carries out day-to-day operations including customer support, community management, promotion/event design and implementation.
http://www.r2games.com/

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