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Friday, May 6, 2016

05/06/2016 - Nicalis to Publish Tiny Barbarian DX action-platformer on Consoles
Nicalis to Publish the Definitive Tiny Barbarian DX action-platformer on Consoles

Relive the glorious era of 2D hack’n slash platforming as Tiny, the barbarian

Santa Ana, Calif.—May 6, 2016— Nicalis Inc., a publisher known for its work on games such as The Binding of Isaac, 1001 Spikes and Cave Story today announced a partnership with StarQuail Games to publish 2D action platformer Tiny Barbarian DX.

Tiny Barbarian DX is one Barbarian’s “Sword-‘em-Up” quest for vengeance. Inspired by heroic fiction classics, Tiny’s journey offers a musclebound medley of engaging 2D platforming and 16-bit inspired pixel art, complemented by a catchy chiptune soundtrack. The action is broken into four individual episodes—not unlike fantasy stories in pulp magazines—each boasting its own unique setting, enemies and music.

Features of Tiny Barbarian DX

●Fast and addictive 2D platforming: leap, grab, hang, ride and climb past a plethora of perilous platforms and pitfalls

●Varied swordplay: Flay enemies with savage swordplay and finish off foes by skillfully ending three-button combos with a Sword Dash, the Spinning Sword or a Ground Slam

●Unique locales: muscle through four distinct episodes, each spanning across various landscapes including a snake worshipping temple, the mysterious Ruins of Xanadu, an altitudinous Sinister Spire and beyond!

●Bad bosses: use Barbarian brutality, brains and dexterity against epic bosses. Boss battles will truly test players’ ability to master Tiny’s skills!

●Exclusive content: included with the game on top of the main episodes is also an additional bonus episode , The Domain of the Ice Queen!

Developed by StarQuail Games and published by Nicalis, Tiny Barbarian DX is currently in development for consoles.

About Nicalis, Inc.

Based in Southern California and founded in 2007, Nicalis, Inc. is an independent developer and publisher with a proven track record for developing and publishing well-polished games. More information on Nicalis can be found at http://www.nicalis.com . Follow Nicalis at: http://www.twitter.com/nicalis

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

05/05/2016 - Riders of Icarus Debut Gameplay

Nexon America & WeMade Announce July 6 Open Beta Date and Limited-Time Availability Founder’s Packs for the Upcoming MMORPG

LOS ANGELES – MAY 5, 2016 – Nexon America and WeMade today revealed a glimpse of the unique flying mount combat in the upcoming free-to-play
Riders of Icarus, with the first gameplay trailer for the unprecedented action-adventure MMORPG. Riders eager to tame and collect the hundreds of fantastical mounts in this majestic world – ranging from ferocious bears to fire-breathing dragons – can now purchase a Founder’s Pack to receive exclusive in-game benefits and a seven-day head-start before the official open beta launch, planned for July 6.

Three different versions of the Riders of Icarus Founder’s Pack are available now, all of which provide exclusive mounts, skins, a title for founding members and other special items to help players become a legendary Rider:
  • Elite Riders’ Pack: Begin the ride of your life with the Elite Riders Pack and receive an exclusive mount, early access, a special title and more. $24.99 (value $41.70)
  • Heroic Riders’ Pack: Forge your destiny with everything from the Elite Riders Pack, plus an additional exclusive mount, 30 days of Premium Service and much more. $42.99 (value $105.86)
  • Legendary Riders’ Pack: Become a Legend with nearly everything from the Heroic Riders pack, plus two additional exclusive mounts, 24 inventory slots, 30 additional days of Premium Service (for a total of 60), and much more. $89.99 (value $252.75)

For additional details on the Founder’s Packs and their contents and benefits, or to purchase one of the available packs, please visit: www.ridersoficarus.com/founders .  

Riders of Icarus is currently in closed beta and will be available to players in supported regions on July 6 through the Nexon launcher and Steam for Windows PC. To stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements for Riders of Icarus, join the community today:

View the new gameplay trailer here: https://youtu.be/tEFGMWA4sJM

Assets, including new screenshots, are available for download here: http://bit.ly/RidersOfIcarusScreenshots

About Riders of Icarus
Take the battle to the sky with fantastical flying mount combat unlike anything you’ve seen before in Riders of Icarus, the new unprecedented action-adventure MMORPG experience that lets you ride and fight on the back of the realm’s most dangerous winged beasts… dragons.  As a Rider with legendary combat abilities, you will explore a majestic world to tame, collect and train hundreds of different wild beasts as your very own mounts each with unique special abilities.  Master the skills of aerial combat with other battle-ready heroes as you fight your way through an epic experience filled with massive boss battles by both land and air.

The Ride of Your Life Awaits!

About WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd.
WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd. is a game development company based in Seoul, Korea, which services many games through mobile, online and other platforms. The company was founded in 2000 and has been a leader in the gaming industry from its inception.

The company developed well-known MMORPG The Legend of Mir 2, which produced record revenues and the largest user base worldwide, with a CCU record of over 800,000 in China. In 2012, mobile games such as Candy Pang and Wind Runner became favorites in Korea and recorded over 10 million downloads. WeMade is continuing to develop and publish mobile games in various genres such as AOS, RPG, SNG and much more worldwide.

About Nexon America, Inc.
Nexon America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) a worldwide leader in 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 First Assault, a first-person shooter based on the critically acclaimed “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” IP, now in Early Access; LawBreakers, the first title from Cliff Bleszinski’s studio Boss Key Productions; and an unannounced title from QC Games.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

05/04/2016 - EA & Respawn Entertainment Discuss Star Wars Properties
At EA right now, we have multiple studios building a variety of great Star Wars games spanning different genres, all united by our team’s passion for Star Wars™ stories, characters, and adventures. Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment have expanded their relationship to include the development of an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. They join our other great studios – Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and more – who are currently working on Star Wars projects.

Read the full blog from Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios on the
EA Blog and more information from Respawn’s Game Director on the project Stig Asmussen here.
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

05/03/2016 - Plants vs Zombies Celebrates 7 Year Anniversary with Special Events
Plants vs. Zombies Turns Seven, Celebrates With Birthdayz Mega Event
Let’s get the party started - doom and bloom style! The beloved Plants vs. Zombies™ franchise turns seven-years-old on May 5, and to ring in the good times, Plants vs. Zombies2 released the 10-day Mega Event, Birthdayz - available starting now until May 12 on the App Store and Google Play. Celebrate with the return of Premium Plant, Jack O’ Lantern, and Birthdayz-themed zombies and collectible plant costumes.

To learn more about the party, watch the Plants vs. Zombies 2 Birthdayz Trailer!

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Birthdayz offers exciting new content and features, including:
  • The return of Premium Plant Jack O’ Lantern, a plant that can unleash a flamethrower attack across several tiles in a lane.
  • Eight themed zombies, decked out in their Birthdayz best.
  • Five limited-time themed collectible plant costumes.
  • Birthdayz-themed party levels.
  • Earn gems, costumes and coins!
For more information on Plants vs. Zombies 2, please visit us on Facebook and Twitter.
You can also download the PVZ2 app

For more information about EA Mobile, visit
http://www.facebook.com/EAMobile .

Assets can be found on
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Monday, May 2, 2016

05/02/2016 - Bunny Bash Launches on STEAM
‘Bunny Bash’ On STEAMTM Challenges You To An Online Multiplayer Death-Match Against Adorable, Deadly Bunnies!

Smash & Stomp Your Way To Bunny-Bashing Victory

San Francisco, CA, August 29th 2016: Hold onto your hare and prepare for the bunnapocolypse with the release of Bunny Bash by
DarkArts Studios, an action-packed online multiplayer death-match arena game with cute, adorable, yet dangerous bunnies… Available on PC, Mac and Linux via STEAM™, this Early Access download can be yours with 10% discount off its regular USD $15.99 price tag for a limited period of time. The objective of the game is to pick your bunny and enter levels of bunny blitzing mayhem. Take on your friends or meet new people as you demolish them into piles of bunny-goo.

Launch Trailer:

The once wonderful Bunnytropolises filled with tranquil hopping past- times are no longer the sanctuary and place of bliss it used to be. Today, it has become a bunny’s worst nightmare, a terrible Bunnapocolypse, where mega-cute bunnies grind, smash and bash on each other’s fur in a state of bunny stomping frenzy. Come join the fun!

Bunny Bash offers 4 unique environmentally different worlds to play with seven challenging levels. Play quickly, or strategically, by selecting different gameplay modes, and prepare to stir up some fur. Your fluffy companion offers skin, fur and even “fluff” customizations, allowing you to tailor and perfect your very own bunny-stomping machine. Overcome obstacles and avoid traps as you hop yourself to victory against opponent players. Power-ups (and power-downs) can be life-savers during the game, and the trash-talk will make you cry with laughter.

Bunny Bash is a hysterical game full of humor and fun. It offers endless hours of multiplayer bunny-bashing fun with more levels, more worlds and more content promised by the developer until its official release with the support of its growing fan base and community. Download today!

Journalists interested in further information, additional assets or a STEAM™ key for review are welcome to contact GAME PROMOTER™. Members of the press are encouraged to visit the following Hotlinks for recent updates and news.

Developer Website

Game Website



YouTube™ Channel

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