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Friday, May 20, 2016

05/20/2016 - Minecraft Will Enter China on Mobile and PC via NetEase
Minecraft Will Officially Enter China on Mobile and PC via NetEase

Microsoft, Mojang and NetEase Games introduce the sandbox game Minecraft to China

GUANGZHOU, China - May 20, 2016 - Soon Chinese Minecraft fans will be able to create and explore their very own worlds limited only by their imaginations. Microsoft, Mojang and NetEase, Inc. today announced a five-year exclusive agreement to license Mojang's Minecraft mobile and PC editions to a NetEase, Inc. affiliate in mainland China. As part of the agreement, Mojang will develop a version of Minecraft tailored for the Chinese market and release it in partnership with NetEase. Minecraft is a world-renowned sandbox game that enables players to adventure in uncharted realms, collect resources and build in an infinite world.

Minecraft officially launched in 2011, and has received numerous global awards and accolades. There are more than 100 million registered Minecraft players of all ages in nearly every country in the world.

Minecraft features multiple game modes and offers players limitless ways to play. In survival mode, the players gather resources to keep themselves alive and build shelters and other contraptions. While in creative mode, players have access to endless resources so they can construct any building or scene out of almost any block in the game. Players also can enjoy maps and scenarios created by others in adventure mode. Besides these various game modes, the Minecraft community has over the years created countless numbers of mods and custom content for use in Minecraft. Minecraft provides players an open platform and enables them to create their very own utopia with endless possibilities.

"We'll always embrace opportunities to bring Minecraft to new players around the world, widening our community, and giving us a new perspective on our game," said Jonas Martensson, CEO of Mojang, creators of Minecraft. "NetEase understands our long-term vision for Minecraft and supports Mojang's ideals, so we're delighted to have them on board. We look forward to welcoming China's builders and adventurers to the world of Minecraft."

"We are excited to bring Minecraft to Chinese audiences, and expect our large online community to embrace this preeminent game," said William Ding, CEO and founder of NetEase, Inc. "With our deep understanding of the Chinese market and our ability to successfully launch world-renowned online and mobile games, we offer a strong platform for the introduction of Minecraft to China's vast user base. We believe this cooperation could leverage the strengths of both Mojang and NetEase, as well as provide the world's largest audience with a superior user experience."

To learn more about Minecraft, please visit
www.minecraft.net .

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

05/19/2016 - Valkyria Chronicles OST Remastered Now Available on iTunes
Valkyria Chronicles Original Soundtrack Remastered And Available On iTunes

Celebrate the release of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered with Hitoshi Sakimoto's iconic soundtrack available to fans worldwide for the first time


Valkyria Chronicles Original Soundtrack
 
Tokyo, Japan - May 19, 2016 - Basiscape Records is pleased to release composer Hitoshi Sakimoto's riveting and emotional orchestral soundtrack to the original Valkyria Chronicles to audiences around the globe for the first time. Initially released alongside the game, the soundtrack was never published outside of Japan, until now.

The two-disc Valkyria Chronicles Original Soundtrack has been meticulously remastered and is now available on iTunes worldwide:

Valkyria Chronicles Original Soundtrack on iTunes

"When we first started out, the development team for Valkyria Chronicles was quite small, but full of hot-blooded members with a keen fighting spirit," reflects Sakimoto. "We really wanted to show what Japanese game developers could accomplish. While the team of course expanded over the course of development, I believe we were able to retain that love and passion until the very end. Welkin and Alicia really embody this spirit of determination. Wouldn't we all like to love and live as strongly as they do? I see this soundtrack as a page from my youth, and I hope it resonates with fans of the game."

Listeners will relive their favorite moments from this gorgeous and captivating masterpiece with decisive military marches, tender ballads, and the stunning Japanese vocal ballad, "Succeeded Wish" performed by vocalist and voice actress Megumi Toyoguchi. A piano solo version of "Succeeded Wish" is also included as a bonus.

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Hitoshi Sakimoto is available for interview upon request.
A press kit containing the Valkyria Chronicles Original Soundtrack for review is also available.
 
About Hitoshi Sakimoto
 
Starting his career in the underground videogame making communities in Japan where he often developed his own software to write music, Hitoshi Sakimoto has gone on to establish his signature sound that has earned him worldwide recognition as one of the top composers working in videogames. 

After working in-house with Squaresoft and Square Enix earlier in his career on titles including Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII, he went on to found Basiscape Co., LTD, a full-service audio team that has worked on a number of titles, from Muramasa and Odin's Sphere to arrangement albums for Etrian Odyssey and the Mega Man series. Sakimoto himself has scored titles as diverse as Gradius V, Breath of Fire V: Dragon's Quarter, and the Valkyria Chronicles series.

Hitoshi Sakimoto is represented by Scarlet Moon Artists in North America and Europe.

Learn more about Hitoshi Sakimoto: 
http://www.sakimoto.jp
Learn more about Basiscape: 
http://www.basiscape.com/english.html
Follow Basiscape on 
Twitter and  YouTube

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

05/18/2016 - CCP Games Developing Gunjack Sequel Exclusively for Google's Daydream Platform
CCP Games Developing Gunjack Sequel Exclusively for Google's Daydream Platform

Gunjack Development Team Working Closely with Google to Deliver Next-Level Mobile VR Experience

CCP Games today announced that they are developing "Gunjack Next," the codename for an entirely new sequel to the best-selling game Gunjack, which is currently available for the Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive VR platforms. The game is being created exclusively for Google's newly-announced Daydream platform, and will launch this fall.

CCP Games' Shanghai studio, the creators of Gunjack, is working closely with Google's team to ensure that "Gunjack Next" leverages all of the power and features available. Like Gunjack, which was praised for its breakthrough graphics when it launched on Gear VR, the development team expects "Gunjack Next" to again raise the bar for mobile VR gaming.

"When we heard the details about Google's Daydream platform, we knew immediately that we wanted to be involved," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. "We think the power Google is bringing to the table with Daydream, coupled with our experience creating high-quality and expectations-busting VR games will be a potent combination."

ABOUT GUNJACK

In Gunjack, players take on the role of a gun turret operator on a mining vessel in the Outer Ring region of known space. As part of the ship's defense team, it is up to the player to protect the rig from pirates, opportunists and anyone else looking to take what rightfully belongs to the company.

Gunjack is a first-person arcade shooter built from the ground up for virtual reality. With its intuitive controls and intense, full-immersion action, Gunjack is the ultimate pick-up-and-play VR experience. The sense of immersion inherent in VR games is heightened even further by Gunjack's amazing action and graphics, built on a solid foundation with Epic's Unreal Engine 4. Players' turrets, the environment, and enemy ships spring to life in VR with dazzling clarity.

Gunjack is available now for the Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive VR platforms.

More information about Gunjack can be found at
http://www.gunjack.com/.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

05/17/2016 - My Night Job Comes to PS4
My Night Job’s monster hunt now also available for PlayStation 4

My Night Job takes players right back to the 80s and 90s: The splendid 2D arcade game lures you in with its horror story and action-packed monster hunt.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 — My Night Job is an action arcade game which offers a very special job: inspired by monster movies of the 80s and 90s, My Night Job’s hero Reggie Venkman fights monsters and rescues survivors in true old-school-2D-sidescroller manner. The turbulent monster hunt is now available for PlayStation 4 in North America and South America and will be released in Europe on May 20th.



My Night Job offers Reggie and his sidekicks hours of action and fun

Every player who dares to accept this job offer, receives the order to rescue 100 survivors out of 25 scenarios in an old mansion and escort them to a helicopter. Evil monsters that conquered the mansion want to prevent the hero’s success. Players don’t just use their bare fists to fulfill their mission: The old mansion provides 63 wapons which help Reggie. The hero turns just about anything into a weapon as long as it isn’t nailed down: When push comes to shove, even an umbrella or a refrigerator will do! When it gets tough, players can even use an axe or various firearms. The longer you play, the higher the level of difficulty, which guarantees prolonged gaming fun. At least as long as Reggie can keep up with the growing challenge. A round of My Night Job is won when all 100 survivors are safe or Reggie bites the dust. Heads up: If the monsters manage to take over more than three rooms, your hunt will also be terminated.

Turbulent monster hunt in popular 80s and 90s style

My Night Job pays tribute to 80s and 90s horror movies and games. The hand-drawn setting was inspired by 80s and 90s horror movies. Due to a charming pixel look, the game practically breathes the gloomy atmosphere of the monster hunt. Tenderly staged and animated enthrallingly, My Night Job is a real eye-catcher which will also persuade your friends. Thanks to its high degree of detail, My Night Job invites you to extensively explore the setting and hunt the monsters down. Attentive players will continuously find new allusions to genre classics from the 80s and 90s.

The repeatedly awarded 2D arcade game is now also available for PlayStation 4

My Night Job has already received awards and honors ahead of the release for Windows on April 21th 2016. At Game Connection America 2015, My Night Job was a finalist for “Best Desktop Game”. At the BIG Festival 2015, the sidescroller was “BIG Starter” finalist. Furthermore, My Night Job won the “Programa de Produção de Projetos Audiovisuais” at the Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de São Paulo in 2014. My Night Job was created by the Brazilian developer team Webcore Games.


My Night Job has already been released for Windows. Starting today, My Nigth Job is also available for $7,99 for PlayStation 4 in North and South America and will be released in Europe on May 20. Save now: Celebrating the start of Reggie’s monster hunt, PlayStation 4 Plus members as well as LATAM consumers are offered a discount of 20% on the game during the first two weeks.

My Night Job is also available for steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/437100.

If you are interested in a PlayStation 4 Code for My Night Job, please contact us via bitcomposer@wildcard-communications.de .

 

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Monday, May 16, 2016

05/16/2016 - Star of Heroes Celebrates with Special Week of Events
Star of Heroes Celebrates Their Release With A Week Full Of Events


Players registering this week and during the Beta will receive prizes during the eventChengdu,

China - May 17, 2016 - After four weeks of open beta testing, LOYGAME is ecstatic to announce that their newest game, Star of Heroes, is live starting today  at 2 a.m. GMT. The game is available to anyone in the world using a web browser to play at LOYGAME’s site, 
http://soh.loygame.com

LOYGAME would like to thank the thousands of beta players who tested the game and will be sharing special gifts to them as well as anyone who joins the game during the first official week of gameplay. Players can also win addition items by following the games official 
Facebook and  Twitter accounts during the week-long event. Twitter followers will also receive multiple codes that open up prizes in the game during the first day of release.

Players who purchase diamonds (in-game currency) during the event will receive VIP status, allowing added options in the game such as more stamina, more skill points per day, and the 3-star hero Pain Queen, an evil succubus with a deafening scream and poisonous daggers. 

For those looking to view gameplay of the game, please visit our 
YouTube page for our trailer, 10 minutes of gameplay, and a look at the battle arena, Faction War, where both factions fight to see who is the strongest, awarding players with points that can be used at the Battlefield Shop. 

Media kits for the game are on demand by emailing us at 
press@loygame.com . Reviewers can also receive special gift packs for review and prize packs for your viewers.

Follow Star of Heroes on social media:
· Facebook:  
facebook.com/starofheroes
· Twitter:  @starofheroes
· Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5QVptx7DZlUOZ1jGapervA  
About Star of Heroes
Star of Heroes is a hero-collecting tactical RPG web game that allows players to battle creatures from other factions. Warfare seems to be endless in the land of Star of Heroes. Heroes have no choice but to unify as a "Sentinel" or as a "Scourge" as they fight for daily survival before a greater evil emerges to threaten everyone.

Players can enjoy the fun of evolving over 40 heroes by equipping their team with an array of weapons and armor to become the ultimate heroes of the planet.  

About LOYGAME
LOYGAME is a global browser game publisher that provides legendary games that satisfy the needs of players all over the world. Since starting in 2014, we have clung to the high standards players have requested in their games and only offer free to play games of the high-quality for each genre. Whether a player is interested in MMOs, RPGs, RTS, or FPS, LOYGAME is committed to our customers need to scratch their gaming itch online.

Visit LOYGAME at 
http://www.loygame.com  today and play all our games for free.

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