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Friday, May 13, 2016

05/13/2016 - Koei Tecmo America Reveals New Trailers and Pre Order Items for Attack on Titan

Omni-Directional Mobility Gear, Blade Replacement, and Methods of Attack Also Detailed

Burlingame, Calif. — May 13, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America today unveiled new details on pre-order bonuses and gameplay for Attack on Titan, the fast-paced action game based on the worldwide anime hit. In addition, new screenshots and two new trailers have been released that showcase the game’s heroes, fearsome Titans and high-octane gameplay that players can look forward to in Attack on Titan! Scheduled for launch on August 30, 2016, Attack on Titan will be available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and available digitally on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld system and PC via Steam®.

Two bonus costumes are available to those who pre-order Attack on Titan from Amazon, Best Buy, EB Canada and GameStop: the Cleaner’s Weapon and Costume for Eren and Levi as well as Mikasa’s Festival Costume. Those who purchase the game via the PlayStation®Store will receive Attack on Titan avatars to be used for the PlayStation®Network.

An epic action game based on the anime by the same name, Attack on Titan incorporates the claustrophobic atmosphere and iconic, fast-paced battle action of one of the most celebrated new anime IPs of the last few years. Two new trailers have been released to show off the high-octane action within the game, which can be viewed at the following URLs:

Battle System Trailer 1:
Battle System Trailer 2:

The Omni-Directional Mobility Gear is featured as a key gameplay element within Attack on Titan. Players are able to utilize the gear to quickly traverse the environment and to aid them in slaying Titans. However, players will need to monitor their gas tank levels as they use the ODM gear. Gas will deplete as players fly through the environment, though additional gas tanks can be carried to quickly replenish gas levels. In addition, as players fight using their blades their durability will deteriorate. Replacing blades is an important tactic to weakening and slaying the Titans and should be executed quickly to guarantee that effective damage is dealt.

Titans can be weakened by attacking their limbs. As players use the Omni-Directional Mobility Gear to latch onto Titans, they are able to aim at which limb they wish to attack. For the killing blow, players will want to aim for the nape of the Titans neck—their critical weak spot—to ensure optimal damage.

As players fight the Titans they will not be alone. Up to four non-playable characters can be recruited to fight alongside the player, and can be commanded to carry out attacks, offering different ways to approach the oncoming Titans.

For more news and information on Attack on Titan, please visit the official site at
www.koeitecmoamerica.com/attackontitan , Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous , and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS. This title has been rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB.

About Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan, based on the hit anime series by the same name, follows Eren, Mikasa and Armin through the events of the show’s first season. Set in a land where three gigantic walls have been built around humanity’s only known settlements for protection from Titans, three young heroes Eren, Mikasa and Armin witness the end of 100 years of peace. As a massive Titan breaks down one of the outer walls humanity is once again threatened, and the heroes must fight off and discover the mystery behind the invading creatures. Players will experience a claustrophobic atmosphere and fast-paced battle action as they repel the fearsome Titans.

KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its  Dynasty Warriors® and  Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the  Dead or Alive®,  Ninja Gaiden®,  Tecmo Bowl®, and  Fatal Frame® series.

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©Hajime Isayama,Kodansha/"ATTACK ON TITAN"Production Committee. All Rights Reserved.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

05/12/2016 - Warriors of Glordy Launches Today on iOS and Android

Immersive 3D Action Role-Playing Game Now Available via Publisher Kick9

Sunnyvale, Calif. – May 11th, 2016 – Game developer Vstar Games Entertainment, in collaboration with
Kick9 - a global game publisher of mobile content - announced today that its Immersive 3D Action RPG (Role Playing Game) Warriors of Glory is now available for download across mobile platforms. Originally published in Asia, Warriors of Glory inspires all new innovations to the genre, and today’s launch brings it to the North American app marketplace for the first time.

Step into a mystical land haunted by demons and creatures of darkness. Command a Barbarian, Wizard or Assassin to dispatch your enemies in skill-based RPG combat. Team up with your friends to conquer CO-OP boss battles and raid dungeons or face off against players from around the globe in 2v2 Arena combat!

Other key features for Warriors of Glory include:
  • Multiple Heroes with varying skill types let players personalize their Hero.
  • Extensive hero and gear upgrades allow players to customize their hero and fight back against even the strongest of foes.
  • Several gameplay modes to explore including a captivating campaign mode and a host of PvE & Guild cooperative challenges.
  • Epic world bosses to challenge even the most hardened of players.
  • Variety of PvP options for players and guilds including 2v2 Arena combat.
  • A wide variety of monsters, bosses and events provide endless re-playability. 
“As fans of Fantasy Action, RPG’s and strategic mobile games, we could not be more excited to work with Vstar Games Entertainment to launch Warriors of Glory into the North American app marketplace,” said Yong Wang, Founder and CEO of Kick9. “Kick9 looks forward to joining users in an incredible adventure in Warriors of Glory while continuing to innovate and improve upon the RPG mobile gaming genre.”

Download the game for free on iOS and Android by visiting:

Check out the trailer:

Download the press kit at: https://goo.gl/ZwgngR

Official Site:

KICK9, Inc. is a leading global game publisher of mobile digital content - headquartered in Sunnyvale California, with offices in Shanghai, China and Tokyo, Japan. Shareholders of KICK9 include DT Capital Partners. More information about the company and its products can be found at


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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

05/11/2016 - Sega Releases New Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Avatars for PS4
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Avatars Are Ready for the Field!

Even though launch for Valkyria Chronicles Remastered isn't until next week, we've got a surprise attack in store! 12 Valkyria Chronicles Remastered avatars are available RIGHT. NOW. on the PlayStation store, at just 49 cents apiece! You can finally put those leftover PSN credits to use and show off your favorite Valkyria hero! For those who like variety, the set of 12 avatars is available for $3.99, a savings of ~30%!

Let's be honest, everyone checks out (read: judges) everyone else's PSN profiles - it's tough to impress these faceless online pundits, but the battle-tested Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Avatars will show them you're a grizzled gamer who's got what it takes to stand up to the Empire in tactical RPG warfare (in 1080p/60fps HD glory!).

Avatars include: Alicia Melchiott, Eleanor Varrot, Faldio Landzaat, Irene Ellet, Isara Gunther, Largo Potter, Maximilian, Brigitte "Rosie" Stark, Selvaria Bles (normal, and Valkyrur), Welkin Gunther, and Zaka.

Purchase the avatars here: 

The full website can be viewed here:  valkyria.sega.com

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will be priced at $29.99/CA$44.99, and is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. Pre-orders for the game in the Americas will come in a special "Squad 7 Armored Case*" steel game cover while supplies last. For more information, please visit  valkyria.sega.com

*The case isn't actually armor, so please don't do anything foolish. 

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Review Copies:
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About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
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 .

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops 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 Europe. SEGA Europe's website is located at

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

05/10/2017 - Ninja Theory demonstrates Virtual Human in VR
Ninja Theory demonstrates Virtual Human in VR with new Stereo 360° Video

Cambridge, UKMay 10th 2016 - Ninja Theory Ltd, the UK-based videogame developer has today released their first VR scene to the public in order to demonstrate the potential of Virtual Human technology in VR. The scene, based on the studio’s upcoming game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, is available to view as a stereoscopic 360° video on YouTube, Facebook and through Oculus devices.

At Games Developer Conference 16, Ninja Theory showcased a virtual human demonstration in partnership with
Epic Games, Cubic Motion & 3Lateral.  In a world-first, a scene from their upcoming game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, was performed by an actress live on stage and rendered in the game world in real-time. The studio have today released the same scene in VR.

“We tested the scene in VR and found that people reacted very strongly to seeing someone they perceive as human”, said Tameem Antoniades, Chief Creative Ninja at Ninja Theory, “Our belief is that real-time virtual human technology will profoundly shape future VR experiences for games, movies and beyond.”

Wil Driver, CTO at Ninja Theory added, “In VR, you expect characters to acknowledge your presence in meaningful and natural ways and respond to your actions.  In the real-time version of the scene, Senua tracks and follows your eyes procedurally while still playing a captured performance.  In future, we believe a mix of live performance capture, procedural animation systems and AI will profoundly change the way we both create and enjoy VR experiences.”

Ninja Theory plan to continue their work with Virtual Human Technology in partnership with Cubic Motion and 3Lateral to explore the possibilities that real-time performance capture and virtual human interaction will bring to VR experiences.

The Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 360° video can be seen on YouTube here:

The 360° video can also be viewed in VR with the Google Cardboard viewer via the YouTube Mobile App and with Oculus devices.

Ninja Theory are open to exciting opportunities in the VR space. Business enquiries can be made to Ninja Theory at
business@ninjatheory.com .

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Monday, May 9, 2016

05/09/2016 - Deep Silver Reveals New Retro Inspired 2D Dead Island Game
First Awesome Trailer Released For The New Side-Scroller Dead Island Retro Revenge

Deep Silver has released today the first trailer for the all-new 16-bit side-scrolling action game Dead Island Retro Revenge.

Hell-bent on saving his cat, Max must carve a bloody path through a zombie-infested California, tearing his way through hordes of the undead, battalions of corrupt soldiers, and a slew of evil-minded ex-cons. Pull off crazy combos, collect power-ups, wield super weapons, and unleash insane magic attacks as you fight to become the amazing 16-bit side-scrolling hero you've always believed yourself to be!

Features at a glance:

·Retro look meets melee-based combat
·Featuring leader boards, achievements and a level of depth beyond the genre
·Game mechanics include power-ups, super attacks and a cool combo system

Dead Island Definitive Collection is a compilation containing Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, and also includes Dead Island Retro Revenge! It will be available at retail and digital for a suggested price of €39.99/£29.99

The digital pre-order on Steam will start later today and make sure to check the Steam community hub for some fabulous discounts!

At the same time, Dead Island Definitive Edition and Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition will each be available separately and as a digital download for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC at suggested a price of €19.99/£14.99

All three titles, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, plus the compilation Dead Island Definitive Collection are scheduled for release May 31st 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation, and Windows PC.

Product Details

Release:    May 31st, 2016
Publisher:  Deep Silver
Platforms:  PS4, XBOne, PC
Price:         €39.99/£29.99 (Collection)
                   €19.99/£14.99 (Editions)
Age Rating: ESRB M / PEGI 18 / USK

About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 100 games worldwide since 2003 including the #1 best-selling zombie action thriller, Dead Island™.  Deep Silver, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH.  For more information, please visit

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