Friday, April 24, 2015
04/24/2015 - Alien Tribe 2 Gets Major Update
2:09 am pdt
Alien Tribe 2 gets major
update with enhanced gameplay and a bigger map
Munich, Germany - April 24, 2015 - Alien Tribe 2, the refreshing mix of real-time strategy, tower
defense and civilization for iOS gets a major update with the release of version 2.0. The Alien Tribe story continues with
additional solar systems, a never seen before enemy, various weapons, updated graphics and sounds and last but not least an
extended gameplay! With version 2.0 the player faces a special task after he has found all the ark ship parts: He has to produce
the right fuel for the ark ship and this is a quite challenging job. The new version also adds language support for Spanish,
French and Swedish besides English, Russian and German.
For those who haven't heard about Alien Tribe 2: Alien
Tribe 2 is a critically acclaimed 4X space game for iOS that combines several genres. Imagine a universe sandbox that
meets real-time strategy and a pinch of tower defense. With real-time gameplay, objective-based unlocks, and tower-defense
flavored combat, Alien Tribe 2 brings something new to strategy gaming on iOS devices. Alien Tribe 2 offers all the 4X strategies
that players love to play - from exploring the galaxy to extracting raw materials or fending off hostile attacks. The 4X approach
is supported by over 45 missions in the areas of "Military", "Economy", "Exploration" &
"Expansion" which faces the player constantly with new challenges.
Stefan Hasslbauer, main developer
and owner of Ukando Software says: „We listened to our players for their requested features. So we extended the world
size and gameplay and added some new cool stuff - from new graphics and sounds to a new enemy that require all new tactics.
So far the game has entered the App Store Top 10 in the categories Strategy/Games and Simulation/Games in more than 35 countries
and we got great user reviews all around the world. Alien Tribe 2 has an average 4.5 stars rating in several countries (USA,
UK, Germany, Russia etc.) but we think we can top this because we made the best Alien Tribe 2 version ever."
Pricing and Availability:
Alien Tribe 2 will be available for the iPhone and iPad as an universal app on the Apple
App Store on April 24th, 2015 for $4.99. Review copies are available upon request.
ABOUT Ukando Software
Software is a German based indie game studio established in 2010. Alien Tribe 2 was developed with the help of Stefan Ritter,
owner of Ritter Mobile Technology, based in Dingolfing, Germany. Mutual friend Christian Wirsig, band leader of the transatlantic
electro pop duo 'no:carrier', contributed music & sound FX to Alien Tribe 2.
For more information
or media inquiries, contact Stefan Ritter of Ritter Mobile Technology on behalf of Ukando Software at +49 170 585 0357 or
Digital Presskit: http://bit.ly/1EgObe0
Media Kit: http://bitly.com/1DrLWUI
App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id653463017
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Thursday, April 23, 2015
04/23/2015 - Final Fantasy IV The After Years Headed to Steam in May
4:17 pm pdt
FINAL FANTASY IV: THE
AFTER YEARS HEADED TO STEAM THIS MAY
Game Available for Pre-Order Now
LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2015) – SQUARE ENIX® today announced that its class role-playing
game (RPG) FINAL FANTASY® IV: THE AFTER YEARS® is headed to STEAM® on May 12th. A direct sequel to FINAL FANTASY
IV, FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS is set two decades later than its predecessor and focuses on the arrival
of the “second moon.” The game is now available for pre-order via STEAM for a 10% discount off of the MSRP ($15.99).
released for Japanese mobile phones in 2008, the game has undergone a full 3-D make-over, with a new opening movie by Visual
Works and a number of STEAM achievements. Take part in the epic sequel that unfolds nearly two decades after the events of
FINAL FANTASY IV. Classic characters make their return alongside several new heroes, such as Ceodore, son of Cecil
Seventeen years have passed since the war's end, and the son born
to King Cecil and Queen Rosa of Baron has grown into a young man. Prince Ceodore has enlisted in the airship fleet known as
the Red Wings, eager to meet the expectations demanded of his blood and station. Yet once more another moon has appeared in
the sky, and with it vast hordes of monsters intent on destruction. The brief peace enjoyed by the Blue Planet now stands
threatened under the shadow of impending catastrophe.
Playable Chapters - Begin your journey with "Ceodore's Tale." Complete it to unlock the chapters of six
additional characters, which can be played in any order, and then return to the core story with "Kain's Tale," "The
Lunarian's Tale," and "The Crystals." FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS features the extensive story
of all ten chapters.
·Active Time Battle - Take control of exhilarating combat made possible
by the non-stop action in Square Enix's iconic battle system.
·Lunar Phases - Feel the
moon's presence in combat, as its waxing and waning influences the potency of attacks and abilities of all combatants. Lunar
phases cycle naturally with the passage of in-game time, or when resting at an inn, tent, or cottage.
Abilities - Combine the strength of your party members to awesome effect with Band abilities that can be unlocked
through in-game events or by leveling your characters' Affinity.
·STEAM Trading Cards and Achievements
FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS is rated E/10+ (everyone 10 years of age and up). Please visit the
Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.
The new trailer can
be found on YouTube (http://bit.ly/fftay_steam) and can be downloaded on the press site: press.na.square-enix.com. For more information, please visit: http://store.steampowered.com/app/346830.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes, and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment
content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading
development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over
110 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 64 million units worldwide, TOMB RAIDER® which has
sold over 42 million units worldwide, and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned
subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.na.square-enix.com/ .
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
04/23/2015 - Konami Launches Contra Inspired Star Wars The Force Collection
6:18 pm pdt
Contra Minigame Launches
for STAR WARSTM: FORCE COLLECTION
Classic Run-and-gun Platforming Action Comes to A Galaxy Far Far Away, along with New Cards and Anniversary
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - April 22, 2015 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today
released their newest update for STAR WARS™: FORCE COLLECTION, which includes a Star Wars™-themed
Contra minigame. The update also includes additional cards and a new Boss Event to further expand the STAR WARS:
FORCE COLLECTION player experience. For more information about the update and to download STAR WARS: FORCE COLLECTION,
- Google Play Store: LINK
- App Store: LINK
Capturing all of the fast-paced
platforming action of the arcade and NES classic, the minigame puts players in control of Chewbacca as he fights off Stormtroopers
across four levels inspired by the original game, ranging from the forests of Endor and the treacherous halls of an Imperial
facility to help the cause of the Rebel Alliance. After completing the tutorial for STAR WARS: FORCE COLLECTION,
players will be able to access the Contra minigame and will be rewarded with a special trophy for playing.
the update introduces iconic Droids™ C-3PO and R2-D2 Cards to STAR WARS: FORCE COLLECTION, adding to the more
than 300 heroes, villains, and vehicles available for players to construct a winning deck. Players will need all of the help
they can get to take on Super Star Destroyer in a new Boss Event, also introduced in the update.
For more information
about STAR WARS: FORCE COLLECTION, visit:
- Website: www.starwars.com/explore/video-games/star-wars-force-collection/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/konami
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/konami
- YouTube: www.youtube.com/konami
- Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWaGEChyf38
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
04/21/2015 - The Iconian Begins Today in Star Trek Online
10:10 pm pdt
Newest Season is
the Catalyst for a Battle Five Years in the Making
THE ICONIAN WAR BEGINS TODAY IN STAR TREK ONLINE
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – April 21, 2015 –
Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc. and Cryptic Studios released Star Trek Online: Season 10 – The Iconian War,
a new in-game story arc that begins the conclusion of a five-year-old conflict that has been brewing in Star Trek Online.
In addition to the new narrative, Season 10 will also bring gameplay enhancements including a re-vamped sector space and updated
specializations all within a free update.
Star Trek Online: Season 10 – The Iconian War focuses
on the Iconians – an ancient race that has remained dormant for years waiting for their time to strike – and their
dangerous personal guards, the Heralds. As the war approaches, new captains will emerge from Delta Recruitment to bolster
forces in defense of the galaxy. It is up to Star Trek Online players to push back the forces of the Iconians. If
they don’t succeed, there might be no galaxy to fight for. The newest season for Star Trek Online also introduces
two Star Trek: Voyager cast members – Robert McNeill and Lisa LoCicero – who will reprise their roles
of Tom and Miral Paris, and add to the already large pool of Star Trek franchise actors.
In addition to
the new Star Trek lore available in Season 10, Star Trek Online will also receive additional in-game updates
including a re-vamp of sector space that allows players to navigate the Alpha, Beta and Delta Quadrants uninhibited. Players
will also be able to participate in additional queues and develop their pilot specialization further as it moves from a secondary
to primary specialization.
More details can be found HERE
Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively
multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon
Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a
Romulan Republic Warbird. Its last expansion, Star Trek Online: Delta Rising, brought players into the Delta Quadrant
and reintroduced them to iconic members from the Star Trek: Voyager cast including Seven of Nine, The Doctor,
Harry Kim, Neelix and Tuvok. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the
popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.
download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online
Star Trek Online is licensed by CBS Consumer Products.
® & © 2015 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Monday, April 20, 2015
04/20/2015 - The Vita Lounge Magazine Issue One Revealed
6:03 pm pdt
The Vita Lounge Magazine
Issue One Released
April 2015 - Canvey Island, United Kingdom
The first issue of The Vita Lounge Magazine - a publication
dedicated to Sony’s PlayStation Vita - is now available digitally. Featuring the latest Vita news, hottest games, and
20 PS Vita game reviews from the first quarter of 2015, all packed into more than 48 pages; this magazine is the best way
to stay in the know with everything to do with the handheld.
Highlights include reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered,
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood, Helldivers and an interview with Bafta award winning developers Roll 7, our tips for ten Vita
games to look out for and even some community content.
Paul Murphy, The Vita Lounge’s Founder, said:
struggles of the PS Vita are well documented, but this doesn’t mean that there isn’t a following for the system.
The Vita Lounge was created to cater for the dedicated and niche support that craves this information and I felt that a digital
magazine could be a more convenient way for gamers to grab more news in one place.”
The first issue is available
digitally (for free) via Calameo at the link below. A limited edition print version was made available to those that backed
the Patreon campaign.
About The Vita Lounge
July 2012, The Vita Lounge is an independent PlayStation Vita enthusiast website dedicated completely to the PlayStation Vita.
With almost 4000 Vita news posts and close to 300 native PS Vita reviews, the website is one of the leading sources of Vita
content online and the best way to stay in touch with all of your Vita needs.
As well as receiving over a million
visits to the website in the last year, The Vita Lounge also has a weekly Vita-only podcast called The Vita Cast - available
Website - http://thevitalounge.net
Podcast - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-vita-cast/id879477677?mt=2
If you have any upcoming Vita content and want to get in touch with
The Vita Lounge, please send an email to email@example.com
Submitted by: E. Thomas