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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

12/16/2015 - Three New Fighters Coming to Super Smash Bros U
New Video from Nintendo Spotlights Three Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Fighters

Bayonetta and Corrin Join the Fight, Plus Additional Details About Cloud

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 15, 2015 – In the final video presentation dedicated to the
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, creator Masahiro Sakurai provided many details about previously announced character Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII, as well as introduced two new playable fighters to the franchise: Corrin from upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Fire Emblem Fates, and Bayonetta from the critically acclaimed Bayonetta games. Bayonetta was the overall top pick in the recent Fighter Ballot, which asked fans to nominate characters that they would love to see added to the Super Smash Bros. series. Bayonetta was the No. 1 pick in Europe and in the top five in North America. When factoring in the amount of votes, Bayonetta was the clear worldwide choice.

In addition to detailed information about the new characters, Sakurai also revealed two new stages coming to both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as downloadable content. Midgar – a familiar location for fans of FINAL FANTASY VII – will join the series as Cloud’s stage, while Bayonetta will feel right at home in the Umbra Clock Tower stage. New Mii Fighter outfits will also be added to the game, highlighted by a full costume inspired by Geno from the Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

All of these new additions will be the last downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. This new content brings the total number of playable characters to 58, the total number of stages in both versions of the game to 84 and the number of costumes and hats to 99 and 97, respectively.

“Mr. Sakurai knows how to go out with a smash,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “With the inclusion of even more surprising characters, stages and costumes, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U cement themselves as two of the most robust fighting games of all time.”

Launching as downloadable content planned for February 2016, Corrin from Fire Emblem Fates joins the roster of both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Like Wii Fit Trainer, Robin and the Villager, players can choose to play as a male or female version of the character. Corrin has the blood of a dragon in his veins, allowing him to transform and pull off attacks like no other fighter. Corrin will be available as a download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $4.99, or both game versions together for $5.99.

As revealed in the Nintendo Direct presentation last month, Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII is coming to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The character will have two costumes: one inspired by the original FINAL FANTASY VII game and one from FINAL FANTASY VII: Advent Children. Like in FINAL FANTASY VII, Cloud possesses Limit Breaks when fighting in Super Smash Bros. As Cloud gives and receives damage, or uses his Down Special Attack, his Limit Break meter will fill. Once full, Cloud can activate his Limit Break. While playing on Midgar, Cloud’s new stage, players can grab Summon Materia that call forth summons from the FINAL FANTASY universe like Ifrit and Bahamut ZERO. Once activated, only the player who triggered the summon will be safe from damage. Cloud and the Midgar stage will be available as a download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $5.99, or both game versions together for $6.99, beginning within hours of today’s video presentation.

Launching at the same time as Cloud, a new Chocobo hat for Mii Fighters will release as downloadable content. Also launching is a costume based on fan-favorite character Geno from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, a classic role-playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System created in collaboration with SQUARE ENIX. Additionally, Mii Fighter costumes for Sonic the Hedgehog series characters Knuckles and Tails, and even costumes inspired by more characters from other franchises will be made available for download in February 2016.

The Umbra Witch herself is joining the giant cast of playable characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U as a result of the worldwide Fighter Ballot. Just like in her action games, Bayonetta is a combo fighter in Super Smash Bros., chaining different kinds of attacks together. Her signature move is Witch Time, which slows down opponents if they are within range. Her new exclusive stage is called Umbra Clock Tower and is filled with moving platforms and even an alternate world. Bayonetta and the Umbra Clock Tower stage are planned for launch in February 2016, both available for download in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U for $5.99, or both game versions together for $6.99.

As with all the other playable Super Smash Bros. characters, Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta will also get their own amiibo figures. More information about these upcoming amiibo figures will be revealed in the future. Additionally, amiibo figures for current fighters Ryu and Roy, along with a Famicom Color version R.O.B., will launch on March 18. All amiibo figures are sold separately.
For more information about Super Smash Bros., visit
http://www.smashbros.com/us/ .

Remember that Wii U and 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/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds .  

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

12/15/2015 - Holiday Fun Comes to Game Insight with New Themed Content
Holiday Fun Comes to Game Insight with Themed Content in a Variety of Games

Game Insight updates a huge selection of games to celebrate the holidays

Vilnius, Lithuania – 15 December 2015 – While the year is drawing to a close and most people are warming their feet by the fire, two companies are hard at work to ensure that the world receives the maximum amount of allowable holiday fun: Santa’s Workshop and Game Insight.

Nobody can say with certainty what jolly old St. Nicholas will be putting under your tree this year, but Game Insight is happy to reveal all of the Christmas goodness they’ve wrapped up for gamers. During the season, Game Insight will update their most popular games with holiday content. Highlights include:

·Cloud Raiders: Santa has gone crazy! Instead of giving out gifts, he’s taking them away - and that means he has his eyes on your loot. Defend your hoard and see if you can get your hands on his. Other holiday features include a Snowglade island skin, the Elf’s War Chest, and a gift to collect on each of the 12 Days of Christmas.
·Mirrors of Albion: The roads, roofs and gardens are powdered with snow, and the river is covered with a layer of ice. Christmas must be near! Explore new hidden object locations like the Christmas House and Christmas Tree, as you prepare to do battle with the game’s newest boss: The Snow Queen.
·2020: My Country: New decorations and buildings have appeared, but Santa has not. Solve the mystery of the missing Santa, place and decorate a Christmas tree, and exchange presents with your friends.
·Paradise Island 2: Welcome some new tourists to your vacation hotspot: Santa has arrive along with his friends - Snowman and elves. New guests are nice, but if you want to keep them happy, you’ll want to build new buildings like Happy Santa Hotel and Santa’s Magic Sled.
·The Tribez & Castlez: Those horrible Gobools have taken all the letters your people have written to the Winter Wizard. Get them back, or your subjects will go giftless! Players will complete dozens of quests, build and decorate a Christmas Tree, and more.

Seasonally-appropriate content also appears in the following games: Paradise Island, Big Business, Sunshine Bay, Airport City, Transport Empire, Mystery Manor, Maritime Kingdom, The Tribez, Love and Dragons, Build a Kingdom, and Dragon Eternity.

Additional details and images can be found in Game Insight’s
holiday presskit. For more information on the complete Game Insight library, please visit game-insight.com.

About Game Insight:
Founded in 2009,
Game Insight is the world’s leading innovator of mobile and social games, creating exceptional gameplay experiences across casual to hardcore titles. With more than 300 million players, Game Insight is one of the largest games companies in the world. The company is pushing the boundaries of technology and graphics across all platforms to make the most entertaining and fun experiences for everyone.

The company is based in Vilnius, Lithuania with 10 development studios across Eastern Europe. For more information go to
http://www.game-insight.com/ . Or, follow us on Twitter @game_insight

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Monday, December 14, 2015

12/14/2015 - Battlefield Hardline Getawar Coming January 2016
Get Ready for Battlefield Hardline: Getaway Coming January 2016
Drop the clutch, lay on the gas, and hold on to your seats, because Battlefield™ Hardline is gearing up for its fastest, most explosive expansion yet! Whether you’re making a dusty, high-speed escape across the Mexican border, or closing in on a hot pursuit along the sun-drenched Pacific coast, you’ll be chasing glory at top speed when you play Battlefield™ Hardline: Getaway*, coming January 2016.

A great getaway is key to a great heist. If you’re a criminal wheelman, your payday is dependent on your ability to evade the cops. If you drive for the law, the fastest way to earn your badge is to take down the thieves before they can escape into a cloud of dust and burnt rubber. Ready to rev your engines? Here’s what’s on deck for owners of Battlefield Hardline: Getaway

·         Four massive maps: Pacific Highway, Double Cross, Train Dodge, and Diversion
·         New game mode: Capture the Bag
·         4 new vehicles
·         3 new weapons for the Mechanic Class
·         One new gadget and a new melee weapon
·         4 new Legendary Camos

In addition, all Battlefield Hardline players will receive a game update that includes new weapons and patches, as well as new features we’ll talk about soon.

Battlefield™ Hardline: Getaway is available for Battlefield Hardline Premium members in January 2016. Visit the Battlefield Hardline blog
here to learn more.


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