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Friday, August 28, 2015

08/28/2015 - Magnetic Cage Closed Now Available on Xbox One
Xbox One Welcomes Players to Facility 7 – Magnetic: Cage Closed Available Tomorrow


- Puzzle-thriller on the Xbox One includes all challenge maps from the PC Collector's Edition -

Austin, Texas – Magnetic: Cage Closed hits the Xbox One console in time for this weekend (available August 28) from the curious minds at Guru Games and publisher Gambitious Digital Entertainment as a digital downloadable title for $14.99. Released on the PC platform earlier this year, Magnetic: Cage Closed challenges Xbox fans with unique platforming puzzle gameplay, wrapped in an electrifying story of strange experiments conducted on prisoners at the hands of a sociopathic warden.

Armed with an experimental device called a Magnet Gun, players must manipulate and master the physics-based properties of magnetic forces if they are to find a way out – but no choice is without consequence in Facility 7 and you'll be pushed to your psychological and moral limits before all is said and done.

The console version boasts precise controls for the Xbox controllers as players harness innovative real-life magnetic properties to realistically push, pull, slow down or speed up their movement through a series of increasingly complex puzzles.

Each playthrough offers brand new things to explore in a vast, ever-changing prison complex, and the console edition of Magnetic: Cage Closed comes complete with all the extra in-game content originally featured in its successful PC Collector’s edition that was released earlier this year. Plus, as a special thank you to all those whom bought it when it first came out on PC, the developers will be releasing five new devilishly difficult challenge maps for free on Steam to coincide with its launch on Xbox One.

Find out more about Magnetic at
http://gurugames.se/ and follow Gambitious on Twitter, @GambitiousInc.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

08/27/2015 - Natsume's Brave Tank Hero Launches on Wii U
NATSUME'S BRAVE TANK HERO LAUNCHES ON Wii U!

NATSUME'S BRAVE TANK HERO LAUNCHES ON Wii U!

Burlingame, CA. – August 27, 2015 - Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today launched its newest title, Brave Tank Hero, for Nintendo Wii U. Developed by Arc System Works, the game is available now for Wii U at a retail price of $5.99 USD and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. The game launched earlier this month on 3DS, and is available for $4.99 USD.

Paradise City has been invaded! It's up to you, brave soldier, to help take the city back! Players can choose from three different types of tanks to take on the enemy, including huge and fearsome boss tanks! Each mission has its own goal, varying from defeating all enemies, taking down a specific base, rescuing a civilian vehicle, and more. To accomplish goals and grab the highest star ranking, players can choose to deploy one of three tanks.

At the start of each mission, players will need to choose which tank will fit the mission parameters best. Each tank has six stats to consider including: Turret, which dictates how frequently a tank can fire, Max Speed, which dictates how quickly the tank can travel, Endurance, which determines how many enemy attacks a tank can withstand, as well as Firepower, Weight, and Range.

The Wii U version also comes with some extra goodies: both Vs. Play and Vs. Co-Op play! Wii U owners also gain some special missions, and can additionally take on more challenging versions of each boss tank after completing the game!

Players can follow the latest news for all of the beloved Natsume franchises at  www.natsume.com  and get a scoop on all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots and more at  www.natsume.com/facebook  and  www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

08/26/2015 - Boss Key Productions Announces Debut Title 'Lawbreakers'
BOSS KEY PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES DEBUT TITLE ‘LAWBREAKERS’


Fans Can Get a Hands-On Sneak Peek of the Earth-Shattering FPS During PAX Prime

#BREAKFREE

LOS ANGELES and RALEIGH, N.C. – Aug. 26, 2015 –
Boss Key Productions, the development studio founded by veteran videogame developers  Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee, today announced the official title of its highly-anticipated first game: LawBreakers (formerly known by its codename, “Project BlueStreak”). This reveal followed a community-focused teaser campaign in which new clues were shared daily, and loyal fans earned VIP rewards ranging from future alpha or beta access to exclusive signed game art and more. Today’s announcement was accompanied by a live-action trailer that sets up the backstory of the warring factions battling it out in the unique LawBreakers universe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRP33ii4H4M .

The worldwide reveal of first gameplay trailer for LawBreakers will take place on Friday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. GMT / 9 a.m. EDT / 6 a.m. PDT, taking future players even deeper into the action. Fans can join the LawBreakers community now to be the first to know about the latest news and announcements:
www.lawbreakers.com .

LawBreakers is a competitive team-based FPS set in an alternate future in which the world has been divided into two factions  following a huge cataclysmic event known as ‘The Shattering’ that changed gravity forever. Afterward, the world recovered and ushered in a new age technological advancements providing gravity manipulation and supplement use that grants near-superhuman abilities.  Now, the new technology rages and two forces fight for control; a peacekeeping organization charged with upholding the law, and a highly-organized crime syndicate bent on breaking it. Players will be asked to choose a side – it’s LAW versus BREAKERS.

Immediately after the name and live-action trailer were announced, Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee participated in a live Twitch stream on the new
LawBreakers channel. Joined by former G4TV personality Blair Herter serving as host, Boss Key answered questions from their community and divulged another piece of news: One map and four characters from LawBreakers will be playable in Seattle during PAX Prime weekend.

Fans who want to be among the first to experience a taste of the new first-person shooter will get a chance to play it at a secret location just blocks away from the Washington State Convention Center. Clues to the location will be shared on the LawBreakers’ Twitter (
@lawbreakers) and Boss Key Productions’ Twitter (@bosskey) in the coming days. Entrance will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Social Media Links (some links may not be live immediately)
Twitter:
@LawBreakers
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lawbreakers
Twitch:
www.twitch.tv/lawbreakers
#BREAKFREE

About Boss Key Productions
http://bosskey.com/, @bosskey
Boss Key Productions is a North Carolina videogame studio based in the heart of downtown Raleigh and focused on creating AAA product. Founded in 2014 by videogame legends Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee, Boss Key is working on its debut title, LawBreakers, a team-based first-person shooter. Boss Key is represented by Ophir Lupu of United Talent Agency and attorney Wayne Kazan at Weintraub, Tobin, Chediak, Coleman and Grodin.

LawBreakers™ copyright 2015 Boss Key Productions, Inc. LawBreakers is a trademark of Boss Key Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

About Nexon America, Inc.
http://www.nexon.net
Nexon America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company's growing library of titles includes fan-favorites MapleStory, the classic side-scrolling MMORPG; Vindictus, an action-packed combat MMO; and Dirty Bomb, Splash Damage’s multiplayer online first-person shooter, now in open beta on Steam. Upcoming titles from Nexon America include a first-person shooter based on the critically acclaimed “Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex” IP; LawBreakers, the first title from Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee’s studio Boss Key Productions; and an unannounced title from United Front Games.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

08/25/2015 - Yakuza 5 Pre-Order Campaign Begins in North America
KAKATTE KOI! [Bring It On!]


Yakuza 5 Now Available for Pre-order in the Americas for PlayStation 3

LOS ANGELES - Aug. 25, 2015 - Yakuza 5, one of the most requested titles to be localized in PlayStation's #Buildingthelist campaign, can now be pre-ordered digitally on PlayStation Network in the Americas. The open-world action adventure game published by SEGA puts players in the roles of 5 interconnected protagonists as they explore the seedy underworld of Japan. Originally released in Japan in 2012 but making its Western debut later this year, players in the Americas can now pre-order the game. Full details below.

Gamers who pre-order the game can purchase it at a 15% discount off the $39.99 launch price. As an added pre-order bonus, players will also receive a static Yakuza 5 theme for their PlayStation 3.

Yakuza 5 features more mini-games than previous titles, a modified battle system as well as enhanced customizations and interactions in the signature hostess bars of the franchise. In addition to these features, Yakuza 5 also introduces "Another Drama" which is a series of side stories that focus on each protagonist in-depth and are separate from the main story of the game. Yakuza 5 will launch later this year. For more information about the game, please visit
www.yakuza.sega.com  

About SEGA
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., 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 website is located at
www.sega.com

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Monday, August 24, 2015

08/24/2015 - Marvel War of Heroes Launches Huge New Update
Marvel: War of Heroes launches Super Hero sized update!


Heroes, get ready for some brand-new card-battling action! Today, DeNA unveiled the latest gameplay update for  Marvel: War of Heroes, a Marvel Universe mobile card battle game, featuring Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man and many more. The update introduces the Nexus, a brand new game mode that includes all-new gameplay mechanics, a revamped user interface, and a dynamic card evolution system for a brand new set of Nexus cards. 

In  Marvel: War of Heroes, players will travel through the Nexus portal to explore various iconic locales in the Marvel Universe, embarking on missions and pitting themselves against enemies in a brand new Revolution Battle system. Powerful cards, strategic card placement, and skillful deck maneuvering are all necessary to obliterate enemies and amass valuable rewards. Players can collect all-new Nexus cards by completing missions in the Nexus, then gathering and crafting over 60 new Materials and Gear that can be equipped onto Nexus cards to arm them for battle. Use these powerful Nexus cards in the game's events to battle other Agents and bosses for even more rewards.

The initial release of Nexus will feature the world of Asgard - a realm based off Norse mythology. Experience the "Might of Asgard" by assisting Thor in his quest to prove his worth to Odin, as he challenges fellow Asgardians such as Heimdall and Sif. Collect the Nexus cards of the Asgardian by defeating them in battle and earning the right to use their unique abilities. 

All of these brand new features are live in  Marvel: War of Heroes, a free download available now on the 
App Store for iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad® and on  Google Play for Android phones and tablets.*
 

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