Friday, April 22, 2016
04/22/2016 - Star Fox Zero Out Now on Wii U
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Be a Hero in Star Fox
Hop Into the Pilot’s
Seat for an Intense Space Adventure in Star Fox Zero for Wii U
REDMOND, Wash., April 22, 2016 –
ALERT! ALERT! This is not a drill! The galaxy as we know it is in jeopardy! The evil Andross has taken over the Lylat System
and only you and the Star Fox crew can stop them! The Star Fox Zero game is now available exclusively for Wii U consoles, so pin on your pilot wings and dry clean your flight suit –
it’s time to report for duty in this action-packed interplanetary adventure.
The Star Fox series
makes its Wii U debut in Star Fox Zero, once again reuniting leader Fox McCloud with his memorable team composed
of hotshot Falco Lombardi, reliable Peppy Hare and engineer Slippy Toad. For this new adventure, you take on the role of Fox
McCloud as he pilots multiple transforming vehicles using a unique control scheme that lets you shoot in one direction while
flying in another. Star Fox Zero is the first game in the series to employ independent controls for flying and aiming
your lasers. By looking at the TV to identify your target and using the motion controls on the Wii U GamePad controller to
aim and shoot with precision, the game lets players feel like they are right in the pilot’s seat, especially when using
the game’s “3D Voice” feature to hear squad-mate audio directly from the GamePad.
Fox Zero is a game that’s only possible through the second-screen experience of the Wii U GamePad,” said
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Many video game fans
have experienced the Star Fox series through the years, but never with this level of full-throttle action.”
Co-created by Nintendo and PlatinumGames, developers of the Bayonetta series, Star Fox Zero provides
the planet-hopping action that fans have come to love, while introducing new vehicles, missions and a unique control scheme.
In addition to flying the now-iconic Arwing vehicle, you can also pilot the ground-based Landmaster Tank and new GyroWing,
a hovering drone ideal for stealth-based missions. The Arwing can also transform into the bipedal Walker, allowing for further
exploration in the game’s varied levels.
The levels in Star Fox Zero aren’t just about going
from point A to point B. Many of the game’s gorgeous locales contain secret exits and hidden collectibles, inviting
you to retry missions to discover everything. Just like previous Star Fox games, exploring and discovering new things
is part of the fun. By using your stellar piloting skills, you can destroy as many enemies as possible to try to get the highest
score. You can even have another player sync up a Wii U Pro controller or Wii Remote controller and Nunchuk (sold separately)
and assist in missions by flying the Arwing while you aim and shoot using the motion controls of the GamePad to take out even
Star Fox fans are in for a special treat by tapping a Fox or Falco amiibo figure (sold separately). Tapping the Super Smash Bros. series
Fox amiibo replaces the normal Arwing with a low-polygon Retro Arwing from the Super Nintendo days (complete with retro music
for Corneria). Tapping the Falco amiibo unlocks a special Black Arwing: a high-powered spacecraft created for brave pilots
willing to fly with very little shielding.
Every retail version of Star Fox Zero also comes with the Star Fox Guard game on a second disc. This fun and frantic game finds you defending a mining facility owned by Grippy Toad (Slippy’s
uncle) from waves of enemy robots using the second screen on the Wii U GamePad controller. A full-fledged Star Fox
experience in its own right, Star Fox Guard features 100 stages for players to take on, and also allows players to
create and share their own challenges with other players online.
Barrel roll into this unforgettable adventure
by purchasing the game in stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Star Fox Guard is included in every physical
version of Star Fox Zero. Both Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard can also by purchased digitally
in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or at Nintendo.com for $49.99 and $14.99, respectively. If you purchase the digital version of
either game separately, you will receive an automatic discount of $4.99 through Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop upon purchase
of the other game.
To learn more about the characters and story of Star Fox Zero, you can view the Star
Fox Zero: The Battle Begins animated short at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA2-0nTxaGg . Created in partnership with Shigeru Miyamoto, Production I.G and WIT STUDIO,
the short explores the backstory behind the game and its first level, Corneria.
For more information about Star
Fox Zero, visit http://starfoxzero.nintendo.com/.
Remember that Wii U 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 .
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the
creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software
for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™
families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 692 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation
Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo
DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo
GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names
such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.
A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com .
by: E. Thomas
Thursday, April 21, 2016
04/21/2016 - Fallout Shelter Launches 1.5 Update
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Update 1.5 is here to make your life as an Overseer easier!
With Update 1.5, you can now scrap your unwanted items and turn them into Junk to build even more gear.
This is your chance to clear out the clutter in your Storage rooms and craft some cool new stuff.
added new customization options to the Barbershop and new civilian outfits to craft or find in lunchboxes. You’ll
hardly even recognize your dwellers when you’re done with them. You can even make them look like Ghouls!
using an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus can now take advantage of Fallout Shelter’s new 3D Touch support. With 3D Touch you can
load directly into your vaults, skipping the main menu. You can also use 3D Touch to assign dwellers to rooms and access storage
just by tapping on any Storage Room.
Since its launch, Fallout Shelter has added a ton
of new features – including new rooms, characters from Fallout 4, pets, new outfits, and weapons.
In the last update (Update 1.4), crafting was added to the world of Fallout Shelter giving you the
ability to make weapons, armor, and outfits. We also introduced the ability to collect Junk by sending your dwellers into
the Wasteland and from Lunchboxes because the better the Junk, the better items you can craft! There’s even more
on the way, so stay tuned for upcoming updates.
Fallout Shelter was an instant smash
hit when it launched on iOS on June 14, 2015, climbing to the top of the charts and beating Candy Crush to become the third-highest-grossing
game on the App Store in its first week. Since launching on iOS and Android devices, Fallout Shelter
has received top honors from some of the industry’s leading outlets, including winner of ‘App Store Best of 2015’,
‘Google Play Best of 2015’, and ‘Best Handheld/Mobile Game’ at the 2015 Golden Joystick Awards. Most
recently, Fallout Shelter was named ‘Mobile Game of the Year’ at the 2016 D.I.C.E. Awards.
Fallout Shelter is available for free on the App Store or Google Play.
For full details on the update see below, or visit Bethesda.net:
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
04/20/2016 - Rocket League Launches new Hoops Mode on April 26th
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SAN DIEGO, CA – April 20, 2016 – Independent video game developer and publisher, Psyonix,
is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, April 26, Rocket League fans can download the highly-anticipated
basketball-inspired "Hoops" mode for FREE as part of a regularly-scheduled game update. In addition, an officially-licensed
"NBA Flag Pack," containing the logos of all 30 NBA teams represented as in-game flags, will also be available for
sale as premium DLC.
ROCKET LEAGUE’S NEW "HOOPS" MODE TAKES TO THE COURT ON
Following the positive community reaction to the "Snow Day" Hockey Mode released
late last year, Psyonix's new "Hoops" Mode adds a dynamic basketball twist to the wildly-successful soccer-meets-driving
concept. In addition to the mode itself, Rocket League Hoops will also come with a FREE new arena
called "Dunk House," where the net itself can be used as a ramp for the ball, and Aerials and wall-play is the key
to victory. The new Hoops Mode update is free on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC
via Steam and includes a free NBA logo flag for all players.
For basketball fans eager to represent their favorite
NBA team on the Rocket League hardwood, the NBA Flag Pack retails for $1.99 USD (or regional equivalent)
and gives players immediate access to all 30 teams.
Watch the new Hoops Mode on YouTube HERE:
Winner or nominee of more than 100 game of the year awards, Rocket League
is one of the most critically-acclaimed games of 2015. Boasting a community of more than 14 million players, Rocket
League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem that offers easy-to-understand
controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment
system, and Windows PC via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 100 billion possible customization
combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special
"Mutators" that let you change the rules entirely.
To learn more about Rocket League,
please visit www.RocketLeagueGame.com , "Like" it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter (at)RocketLeague for all the latest developer updates and news.
by: E. Thomas
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
04/19/2016 - Harvest Moon Seeds of Memories Launches on Google Play Store
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The Original Farming
Simulation, Harvest Moon, Comes To Android Devices For The First Time
HARVEST MOON: SEEDS OF MEMORIES LAUNCHES ON THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE
Burlingame, CA. – April 19, 2016 - After a successful launch on the Apple App Store earlier
this year, Natsume Inc. is proud to bring their latest game, Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories, to Google Play Store
today. Available for $9.99, the game is the first-ever full Harvest Moon experience to be available to Android users. The
game can be found HERE
"Since we announced Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories,
Android fans have been frantic to get in on the fun!" said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. "Now, Android
users can finally play the first Harvest Moon game ever available for Android, and players can grow crops, cook, fish, forage
and mine to their hearts content!"
In Harvest Moon:
Seeds of Memories, fans will enjoy the return of cows, sheep, and chickens to help their farm, horses to ride, and dogs
to raise as pets. New to the game is the bobcat, a wild animal that, over time, players can befriend and make into their loyal
Key Features in Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories:
- Grow a variety of crops, flowers, and trees! See if you can discover new kinds
- Raise livestock like cows, sheep, and chickens!
- Take your horse for a jaunt around town!
- Take care of pets like your trusty dog!
- With 10 marriageable
candidates - 5 guys and 5 gals - everyone will be able to find that special someone they're looking for!
- Upgrade your tools to find the highest-quality items!
- Participate in contests and festivals like the Cooking Contest and Starry Night Festival!
- Excavate rare ore and crafting materials in the mine. How far can you go?
See the launch video HERE
Players can follow the latest news for all of the beloved Natsume
franchises at www.natsume.com and by scooping all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen
shots and more at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.
Submitted by: E. Thomas
Monday, April 18, 2016
04/18/2016 - Free-to-Play Dungeon & Dragons MMORPG Coming To Windows Store
4:37 pm pdt
Free-to-Play Dungeon &
Dragons MMORPG Coming To Windows Store
CITY, Calif. – April 18, 2016 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play
MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced a Windows Store version of Neverwinter coming to Windows 10. Upon this release,
adventurers will be able to visit the Windows Store to download and play the free-to-play action-MMORPG set in the Dungeons
& Dragons’ Forgotten Realms universe from Wizards of the Coast.
Originally launching in 2013, Neverwinter
is a free-to-play action MMORPG that features fast-paced combat and epic dungeons. Players explore the vast city of Neverwinter
and its surrounding countryside, learning the vivid history of the iconic city in the Forgotten Realms and battling its many
enemies. Neverwinter is currently available on PC and digitally for Xbox One, available free-to-play with Gold* from
the Xbox Games Store.
*On Xbox, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required.
For more information
about Neverwinter, and to play now for free, visit http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter
Submitted by: E. Thomas