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Friday, April 10, 2015

04/10/2015 - Heroes of Newerth to release 8-Bit Collection
Heroes of Newerth pays homage to classic gaming era with interactive map, 8-Bit Collection

Track the 8-Bit Collection with Newerth’s interactive 8-Bit Map

A quarter of ALL funds generated by the 8-Bit set directly support
HoN’s DreamHack Summer 2015 Event
New 8-Bit Content released every Friday at 10 a.m. EDT


KALAMAZOO, Mich., (April 10, 2015)Prepare to experience gaming nostalgia like never before. Today, Heroes of Newerth unveiled its 8-Bit Collection, a set of in-game hero avatars and content inspired by some of gaming’s biggest icons. The 8-Bit Collection, which launches with an interactive 8-Bit map replica of Newerth that includes designated “zones” for each avatar, debuts April 10 with LightGunblade, a shoot-from-the-hip persona who duel wields zapper guns. LightGunblade will be available for an introductory rate of 700 gold coins, a price that’s set to increase to 900 gold coins after a week in the Heroes of Newerth store.

The 8-Bit Collection will also support Heroes of Newerth’s eSports scene, as a quarter of all revenue generated from the set will be used to bolster upcoming Swedish LAN, DreamHack Summer 2015. Funds will be used to increase HoN’s tournament prize pool, pay for player flights, and more.

“8-Bit is a tribute to some of early gaming’s biggest players with a dash of Heroes of Newerth,” said Sam Braithwaite, Publishing Manager of Heroes of Newerth. “We want for players to look at the set and to be flooded with memories from their childhood gaming sessions.”

Following LightGunblade’s release, new 8-Bit Content will be released every Friday at 10 a.m. EDT. Players who purchase multiple 8-Bit Avatars will be eligible for in-game perks such as an 8-Bit Taunt, Courier, and Announcer Pack. For more information, visit http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/8bit.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

04/09/2015 - Warner Bros Interactive, TT Games and LEGO Announce LEGO Dimensions
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT, TT GAMES ANDTHE LEGO GROUP ANNOUNCE LEGO® DIMENSIONS

The Creativity of LEGO Building Meets the Epic Story-Telling of LEGO Videogames for Multi-Dimensional FunFan-Favourite Worlds Converge in One Thrilling Adventure - A Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a Master Builder Travelling Down the Yellow Brick Road is Just the Beginning!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® Dimensions, an all-new entertainment experience that breaks the rules of traditional gaming to merge physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay in a manner only imaginable in the world of LEGO games. Launching 29th September, 2015, the game will fuse many fan-favourite universes together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more still to be announced.

Watch our LEGO® Dimensions announcement trailer on the WB Games UK Youtube Channel at
https://youtu.be/fBvr289G3w8

LEGO Dimensions, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems and Nintendo´s Wii™ U system.

For the first time in any LEGO videogame, characters from iconic entertainment franchises join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. In addition to the game, the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include the LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and other LEGO objects into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, including LEGO BatmanTM from DC Comics, LEGO Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO BatmobileTM.

“When kids play with LEGO bricks, they build beyond the singular brands, intermixing all of their favourite characters and universes, and we have come up with a way for players to experience that in games,” said Jon Burton, Founder and Creative Director, TT Games. “Now for the first time in a videogame, LEGO fans can play in the virtual world and in the real world – combining everything without restrictions. Imagine putting LEGO Gollum from The Lord of the Rings behind the wheel of the LEGO Delorean in New Ninjago City - the creative play is endless.”

“Building on TT Games’ track record for exceptionally popular, engaging games, LEGO Dimensions expands our LEGO videogame franchise with a breakthrough, immersive interactive entertainment experience that will redefine the toys to life games category,” said Jeff Junge, Senior Vice President, LEGO Franchise and TT Games, Warner Bros. Entertainment.  “LEGO Dimensions will bring fans innovative and joyful gameplay with an amazing mash-up of huge brands in both the physical and digital worlds.”

“LEGO Dimensions is unlike anything that we have ever done. It further extends the LEGO play experience into the digital world with all of the characters, humour and action of LEGO videogames now combined with the fun of LEGO minifigure and model building,” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with TT Games to explore ways in which physical and digital LEGO play can merge in meaningful ways for children.”

In addition to the three minifigure heroes used to start the experience, LEGO Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their experience with additional expansion packs.  Highly collectible Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as compelling game content with new mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities.  All expansion packs will feature well-known properties and provide gamers the opportunity to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game – with no limitations. 
     
A small sample of packs available in 2015 include the Back to the Future Level Pack with a LEGO Marty McFly minifigure, a LEGO Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures, three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures, two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures, three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with LEGO Gollum, LEGO Gimli and LEGO Legolas minifigures, four The LEGO Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters, and a The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a LEGO Wicked Witch of the West minifigure.  Additional packs to round out the 2015 assortment will be announced in the months leading to launch.  Further waves of expansion packs will be released regularly following the launch of the game and into 2016.

LEGO Dimensions not only offers a bridge between digital and physical LEGO play, but also introduces a digital system of play with great long-term value for LEGO gaming.  One LEGO Toy Pad, LEGO Gateway and the videogame found in the initial Starter Pack will offer endless opportunities to customize a player’s experience for years to come.  Future expansion pack purchases will continue to work with the Starter Pack, even in the fall of next year.  No compatibility chart necessary.

Follow LEGO Dimensions at:

Web site:
http://www.lego.com/en-gb/dimensions
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/legodimensionsuk
Twitter:
http://www.twitter.com/LEGODimensions  (@LEGODimensions)
Instagram:
http://www.instagram.com/LEGODimensions  (@LEGODimensions)
Tumblr:
http://LEGODimensions.tumblr.com

Hashtag: #BreakTheRules  


About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About TT Games
TT Games (
www.ttgames.com) is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit LEGO videogame franchises such as LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Indiana Jones™, LEGO® Batman™, and LEGO® Harry Potter™.  Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families.

About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at
www.LEGO.com.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.

About Middle-earth Enterprises
The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises, is the holder of worldwide motion picture, legitimate stage, merchandising, and other rights in the literary works of  J.R.R. Tolkien including The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.  SZC has been producing and licensing films, stage productions and merchandise based on the Tolkien works for more than 35 years.  Its headquarters are located in Berkeley, California and its website may be found at
www.middleearth.com.

About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) oversees NBCUniversal’s consumer product and digital licensing for Universal Pictures, NBC Television, Focus Features and Sprout Channel.  This dedicated division is also responsible for film, home entertainment and television promotions.  UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


LEGO, the LEGO logo, NINJAGO, the Brick and the Knob configurations and the Minifigure, are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

THE LEGO MOVIE © The LEGO Group & Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.
Batman and all related characters, and elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (s15)
© 2015 New Line Productions, Inc.  All rights reserved.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc.

Back to the Future is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and U-Drive Joint Venture.  Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. 


Wii U is a trademarks of Nintendo. © 2012 Nintendo.
”  ”, “PlayStation”, “PS3”, “   "  are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.  “ ” is a trademarks of the same company. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

04/08/2015 - NGames Announces New Game Pixel Hero
NGames Announces New Game Pixel Hero


Hong Kong - April 8, 2015 - NGames is happy to announce a new game that will be added to their gaming lineup. Pixel Hero will have its first CBT during the first week of May! Join the adventures with our cute chibi characters. Characters in this game not only differ in skills but also in skill configurations. Now let us consider possible strategies in Pixel Hero.

Battle Skills
In Pixel Hero, you can form a colossal team of up to 25 heroes instead of just a 4-member team common in most games. When it comes to RPGs, skills are indispensable to success. There are many types of skills that can boost ATK and CRIT, passive skills that can boost Initiative and DEF while absorbing HP, and skills that can disable dodging. To defeat opponents, form reasonable combinations with various kinds of skills.

Initiative Points allow you to battle first
In battle, both sides attack each other in turn. Skills are triggered starting from the front row to the back row. The chance to trigger skills in the back row will be lesser, especially for CRIT and HP recovery skills. So it's important to make relevant strategies based on the opponent's layout.
Since a hero's position has an effect on triggering skills, players can arrange heroes in the front row based on skills!

Forge Legendary Heroes
The Hero Development system is as simple as profound. Heroes automatically upgrade as they kill monsters. However, each hero can not only be upgraded, but also be awakened. Equip heroes with exclusive artifacts which affect 4 stats Initiative, DEF, DOD and Monarch.

In addition to the awakening feature, players can also craft peerless gear! Pixel Hero is a fun game with simple operations, but sophisticated strategies. For more details, please visit our official website at
http://www.game321.com . See you in-game soon.

About NGames
NGames Interactive Limited is a leading online games publisher specializing in the development, operation, and publishing of online social and browser games. NGames leverages its Game321 brand and takes advantage of its rich industry experience to promote an array of stunning games across the globe - all accessible for free at
http://www.game321.com

NGames has developed a strong brand in the gaming industry with multiple award-winning titles. It has established a large integrated entertainment platform, and has achieved worldwide success with a variety of popular games. Additionally, the company has revealed an impressive set of new games, including Global Strike, Rainbow Saga, MU Classic, Call of Alliance, Demon's Crusade, Dragon's Wrath, Tales of Solaris, Wartune, and the very popular League of Angels. With its explosive expansion, the company is currently on its way into the mobile games market, and has already taken on projects of mobile games development.

Motivated by its passion and ambition in the gaming industry, NGames strives to continuously improve its brand image, form professional technical and management teams, deliver superior service to gamers, and release more addictive online games on multiple platforms.


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

04/07/2015 - Etrian Myster Dungeon Now Available
Etrian Mystery Dungeon Now Available


IRVINE, Calif. - April 7, 2015 -  Are you prepared for the challenges that await in the Mystery Dungeons? Etrian Mystery Dungeon (EMD), the rogue-like RPG for the Nintendo 3DS system is available in retail stores and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS beginning today for $39.99. Mixing Etrian Odyssey's vast party and skill customization aspects and Mystery Dungeon's infinitely random dungeon adventures, Etrian Mystery Dungeon balances methodical turn-based fighting with vibrant dungeon exploration.

Don't be fooled into thinking that EMD's cheery demeanor makes it a simple game. Combat requires players to constantly think about using the correct skills, as well as strategic positioning. Take up to four of the game's ten character classes into the dungeons to complete quests, find awesome loot along the way, and if you're lucky, make it out alive.

Etrian Mystery Dungeon  offers infinite dungeons to explore. Incorporating the random map feature, the floors change every venture into each dungeon's dark depths.

Following its  Etrian Odyssey heritage, Etrian Mystery Dungeon offers a large amount of party customization. Each of the game's 10 character classes have unique skill trees that players can customize to their heart's content. 

Being a tactics-heavy RPG, Etrian Mystery Dungeon's combat is not something to be careless with. Rooms are filled with dangerous enemies, and being 100 percent certain in your comrade's skills and abilities is a necessity if you wish to make it out alive. Get what you need, slay what you must, and get out. Do not hesitate, or it may be the last mistake you make...

Etrian Mystery Dungeon is available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS system for $39.99. Available in the launch edition of  Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the "Sights & Sounds of Mystery" bonus is a special prize reserved only for the most impassioned of explorers. It comes in an exclusive collectible outer box that contains a limited edition CD-book package. The "Rough Sketch Ver." soundtrack CD contains six "rough" versions of the musical themes found in  Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The 28-page book contains art and information to aid you in cultivating the best party to help you triumph inside the mystery dungeons.  

The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information, including updates on the game, please visit the official website at:
www.atlus.com/etrianmd  

About ATLUS
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. has become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences.  With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls™, Atlus is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences.
www.atlus.com   

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Monday, April 6, 2015

04/06/2015 - Hidden City 1.3 Update Brings iPhone Support & New Content
Hidden City 1.3 Update brings iPhone support & Tons of New Content – Free Download

Complete 175 new quests, explore three new scenes and haunt the eerie shadows of the past in this thrilling adventure!

San Francisco, California – April 6, 2015 – Dark fog is filling the square and people are starting to disappear. Unexplained phenomena from the mysterious city continue to haunt the community. Are you ready to tempt your fate? Download Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows version 1.3 and start this adventure! Now you can play Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows on your iPhone and a universal login gives you a possibility to sync the game between all your iOS devices and save your progress!

Moving dresses… footsteps… faint reddish glow… In three new hidden object scenes – Enchanted Ball, Chapel Basement and Hall of Weddings – you will hear a ghostly echo of the past. Can you feel an aura of dark magic behind a half-open door? The 1.3 version also features tons of new quests to test your courage and spirit, a new mini-game to challenge your brain and a lot of improvements to make the game even more addictive!

Don't wait any longer – update this free-to-play hidden object adventure and start playing now!

What's New in Version 1.3:
Do you hear an eerie whisper calling you? The new update of Hidden City – full of spine-tingling mysteries and breathless adventures – awaits you!
  • NOW ON IPHONE – Play anywhere, anytime, while syncing play between your favorite iOS devices.
  • NEW HIDDEN OBJECT SCENES – Explore the Enchanted Ball, Chapel Basement and Hall of Weddings.
  • IMPROVED STORYLINE – Enjoy smoother and more engaging gameplay thanks to the revamped storyline and quests.
  • MORE QUESTS AND COLLECTIONS – Entertain yourself endlessly with 175 new quests and 16 new collections.
  • ADDITIONAL GAMEPLAY MODES – Use "Hindsight" and "Reflections" to uncover the differences between pictures.
  • "ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION" MINI-GAME – Find out what's below a stone slab. A piece of gold… or a bomb?
  • NEW DIARY – Review the history of investigations and the intriguing characters you've met, as well as all the tasks you've completed.

About the game:
Mirages of an unknown city have been seen around the world. Is it real… or a hoax? While your detective agency is busy gathering information, your friend is dragged into the phantom city by black smoke. As the only one who can save him, you must now enter the strangest place you've ever been… where magic, witchcraft and science work together, imagination turns real and weird creatures wander the streets. All around there are people and things gaining unusual abilities and a black smoke that seems to be alive, bringing with it enigmatic artifacts, secrets and dangers.


In addition to searching for hidden items over 15 eerie locations (there are regular "find a list of objects" and silhouette type hidden object scenes), you'll also have to collect rare artifacts/treasures that are left on the street by the Fog, find the Wishing Well where unfulfilled wishes materialize as items, chase werewolves, outwit gargoyles to get clues and more. With over 575 quests, 11 distinctive characters and 14 monsters to fight, you'll spend many exciting weeks playing the immersive Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows!


Upcoming free updates guarantee endless fun. The game is developed by AB Games and published on iOS by G5 Entertainment AB (NASDAQ OMX: G5EN).
Key Features:

  • 15 eerie locations to search
  • Over 575 quests to complete
  • 56 collections to piece together
  • 11 distinctive characters to meet
  • 14 monsters to battle in mini-games
  • Play with your friends to fight the evil together!
Game trailer:
Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows Update 1.3 for iPhone and iPad

When: Today, April 6, 2015

Where:
iTunes Store:
Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows for iPhone and iPad

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