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Friday, June 17, 2016

06/17/2016 - Dad Quest Now on Steam Greenlight
Introducting Dad Quest

Steam Greenlight process now live - just in time for Father's Day!

The platformer from publisher Excalibur Games has a truly unique game mechanic and brings a new meaning to parenting.  The highly anticipated game is from indie developers Sundae Month – Excalibur’s latest signing.   Sundae Month have published free to play games on their own website in recent years and are ready to take the step into the world of paid-for publishing.  It is expected that following considerable interest in this title that the Greenlight process will be lit in a couple of weeks and then the product will progress smoothly into the Early Access programme in late September. 

The storyline of this action-adventure platformer (with some RPG elements) follows the objective of raising your child whilst on a journey to the legendary Dad Island. The process of child-rearing in Dad Quest uses your child as an effective weapon who, when being tossed through the air, can defeat enemy “Bad Dads” and collect treasures along the way to improve their development. 

The combat system of throwing the child through the air marks the game mechanic in Dad Quest as unique.  The more the child is airborne the happier he is! This combat system is under constant development and we encourage you to keep posted to the webpage where you can see further updates.

Take a look at this latest offering on the
Steam Greenlight page or visit the Dad Quest web page that includes a downloadable demo of the game and further information.

Features list
Two playable “Dads” one male and one female
Collect all 3 badges called “Dadges” to guarantee your place on Dad Island
Collect heirlooms to stay with you throughout the generations to improve your abilities and even have an impact on the game mechanics
Your child can receive toys to expand its abilities, open up new routes and unlock secrets
Sinister “Bad Dads” are enemies that will need to be defeated
Procedurally varied levels for hours of gameplay
Toy stores where you can purchase new toys for your child
Catchy music and sound effects

About Sundae Month
Sundae Month is an independent/student game development collective based in Burlington, Vermont. Previous projects include Petrichor, Saboatage, Shapedown, Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor, Height and oriGOTme. The team also includes Jack Yeates an award winning musician.

About Excalibur
Excalibur is the publishing arm of parent company Contact Sales Ltd.  Excalibur was founded in 2004, and eleven years later, 2016 sees the company venturing into new territory creating its own IP such as the sequel to European Ship Simulator - World Ship Simulator, Better Late Than DEAD and Counter Terrorism Unit.  In April 2015, Excalibur gained worldwide Sony® publisher status and early in 2016 this was joined by a MicrosoftTM Xbox One publisher license.  They will publish indie based titles during 2016 including Laser Disco Defenders (PC/PS Vita) and Shoppe Keep that is already available on PC will be joined with PS4 and Xbox One formats.  Other products to be released on to console formats are Space Overlords and Circuit Breakers with more announcements expected over the coming weeks.
Excalibur’s simulation licensing activities continue to focus on high end simulation franchises such as Construction Simulator, IL-2 Stalingrad, Euro Truck Simulator and American Truck Simulator.  It is also the distributor of Dovetail Games products in the UK, most European territories and further afield in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  The range includes Train Simulator 2016, Flight Simulator x and a range of expansion packs for both.  Excalibur also publishes its own FSX expansion packs in retail formats world-wide and they are also available via the Steam website from Dovetail Games. 

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

06/16/2016 - Gurumin 3D Coming to Nintendo 3DS This Summer
Mastiff and Nihon Falcom Team up to Bring "Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure" to Nintendo 3DS This Summer

Colorful 3D action-RPG invites players to join Parin and her monstrous friends as they set out to rid their world of evil phantoms

SAN FRANCISCO – June 16, 2016 – Get ready to embark on an epic adventure! Video game publisher Mastiff, in partnership with Nihon Falcom, today announced that the action-RPG, Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure™, will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems in the Nintendo eShop this summer.

Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure immerses players in a highly-vivid and fully 3D fantasy world, packed full of colorful characters voiced by an all-star cast. Real-time combat, mini-games, multiple endings, alternate gameplay modes, hidden characters, and a head-bobbing soundtrack all work in unison to create an enjoyable, fast-paced, immersive, and downright magical adventure.

About Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure:
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure stars a strong-willed young girl named Parin, who is sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town while her archeologist parents are off excavating an ancient ruin. No other children live in the town so Parin is surprised to find a young girl about to be attacked by an angry dog. Parin rescues the girl and learns something even more shocking - her new friend is a monster, and like all monsters, invisible to adults. 

Parin is soon invited to the mysterious Monster Village, which just so happens to be hidden right behind the town. Parin has just started making monster friends when evil spirits, known as Phantoms, invade the village and 'monsternap' most of the inhabitants. Parin learns of the Legendary Drill, a weapon accessible only to the chosen, and powerful enough to eliminate the Phantoms. Thus begins Parin's quest to reclaim the Legendary Drill, drive out the Phantoms and set the world right.

Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure key features:
·Mesmerizingly beautiful graphics in stereoscopic 3D
·Non-linear game play across 30+ stages set in a wide variety of environments
·90 items to collect, 48 unique enemies, and 24 engaging and enjoyable characters to interact with
·Challenging boss battles, puzzles, traps, and mini-games galore
·Hidden characters, alternate gameplay modes, and other secrets to unlock
·All-star voice cast including Amber Hood, Tara Strong, Dee (Bradley) Baker, Robin Atkin Downes, and more
·A rockin’ soundtrack that’s also available on iTunes

Additional information about Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure to be revealed in the coming weeks. 

Fans can drill up additional information about the story, characters, in-game items, and more by visiting the official Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure website:
www.Gurumin.Rocks .  You can also follow the game on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Gurumin3D and click Like on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Gurumin3D .

About Nihon Falcom
Founded in 1981 by Masayuki Kato, Nihon Falcom Corporation released Japan's first computer role- playing game in 1983. Over the past three decades, Nihon Falcom has produced numerous role-playing, action and adventure games, including the popular Ys and Dragon Slayer series.

About Mastiff 
Mastiff is a publisher of games on all platforms, including those from Sony Computer Entertainment, Microsoft, Nintendo, PC, and mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Android devices and online gaming. For more information, please visit
www.mastiff-games.com .

Gurumin 3D A Monstrous Adventure © 2004-2016 Nihon Falcom Corporation. All rights reserved. Ported, localized and published under license by Mastiff. Nintendo trademarks and copyrights are properties of Nintendo.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

06/14/2016 - Nintendo Reveals New Legend of Zelda at E3 2016

Also Marks the First Live Gameplay of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon 

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2016 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild represents the next great boundary-breaking adventure from Nintendo. The game marks a new pinnacle for the franchise, and today Nintendo gave the world its first look at the immense, living and breathing world of the Wii U version of the game at the E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles. The game challenges and surprises players at every turn, while giving them incredible freedom to explore the massive world found in this open-air adventure.

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild breaks boundaries for the franchise and for games as a whole,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “Where you go, how you get there, the order in which you do it, and the items, weapons and approaches used to solve puzzles and defeat enemies are all up to you.”

Today Nintendo gave fans just a taste of how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes the franchise to new heights. Nintendo’s booth at E3 immerses attendees in the world of the game. As E3 attendees investigate Hyrule, they can explore the game any way they want because the world is so vast and players are not required to take a predetermined path. This sense of freedom and vastness will truly come alive in the final game when the experience isn't limited by the restrictions of a show floor demo.

During a Nintendo Treehouse: Live demo, Nintendo showed that heroic Link needs to be resourceful as he explores his environment. It’s important for players to become familiar with their surroundings so they can find weapons or collect them from defeated enemies. Food helps Link sustain his hearts and can give him a temporary boost or ability that will sustain him.

The game breaks with some conventions from the series. For example, many of the minor enemies are no longer scattered randomly around the world, as many now live together in colonies. Link can climb towers and massive structures to get a bearing on his surroundings. He can even reach the top of mountains – any mountain he can see, he can climb. He can paraglide to lower areas or even use his shield to slide down a mountain. Link will travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks.

The game’s wild world surrounds Link, and he must pay attention to changes in climate, as a shift in weather or temperature can affect the environment and his ability to survive in it. A sudden downpour might douse a roaring campfire or a lightning storm might be attracted to Link’s metallic weapons. Players might need to bundle up with warmer clothes or change into something better suited to the desert heat.

More than 100 Shrines of Trials dot the landscape, waiting for players to discover and explore them in any order they want. As players work their way through the traps and puzzles inside, they’ll earn special items and other rewards that will help them on their adventure. Puzzles in the game often have multiple answers, and secrets can be found everywhere. Exploration and discovery are a huge part of the fun.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is scheduled to launch simultaneously for both the Wii U console and Nintendo’s next system, code-named NX, in 2017. The game also includes compatibility with amiibo, which are sold separately. Nintendo announced a new series of amiibo figures specific to the game that includes Link with a bow (“Archer”), Link on horseback (“Rider”), and a “Guardian” that is the first amiibo with flexible parts. The existing Wolf Link amiibo works with the game as well: When players tap a Wolf Link amiibo to the Wii U GamePad controller, Wolf Link will attack enemies on his own and help players to hunt. He has three hearts, unless players carry over save data from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Wolf Link disappears when his hearts run out. Details can be found at

While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is clearly the star of Nintendo’s presence at E3, Nintendo Treehouse: Live also gave Pokémon fans something to go wild about this morning: the world premiere of live gameplay from Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the seventh, and newest, era of the core Pokémon series. The games*, made for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, include new Pokémon, a new Pokédex, a new region and a new battle format to enhance the Pokémon experience in almost every way.

In the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games, players embark on a new adventure as a Pokémon Trainer. They catch, battle and trade new Pokémon characters on the tropical islands of the Alola Region, which is comprised of four islands rich in natural beauty and an artificial island.

Players can choose from one of three new Partner Pokémon (Rowlet, Litten and Popplio) and discover the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon (Solgaleo and Lunala). 

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon launch Nov. 18. More information on the games can be found at Pokemon.com/SunMoon, and a video showing today’s reveal can be found at YouTube.com/Pokemon.

Anyone who wants to keep tabs on Nintendo’s activities at E3 from afar can keep an eye on Nintendo Treehouse: Live at
http://e3.nintendo.com, or on Nintendo’s YouTube or Twitch channels. The remainder of today’s show will be dedicated to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The final day of Nintendo Treehouse: Live begins at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, June 15, and will primarily offer a showcase of previously announced Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games, including Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (June 24), Monster Hunter Generations from Capcom (July 15), Paper Mario: Color Splash (Oct. 7) and Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (2016). Additionally, viewers will get their first look at a new Mario Party game for Nintendo 3DS that includes additions and changes to make it much more fast-paced and portable-friendly – players no longer have to wait for their turn, as everyone moves at once. Mario Party Star Rush launches Nov. 4.

Also on Nov. 4, Nintendo will launch new amiibo in the Super Mario series. The collection will feature the debut of amiibo figures for Daisy, Waluigi and Boo – and the Boo amiibo figure glows in the dark! The collection also introduces new poses for Wario, Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

As a special treat for fans, Nintendo eShop is offering discounts of up to 40 percent for some of its most popular games between 11 a.m. PT on June 14 and 8:59 a.m. PT on June 21. Even better, My Nintendo members who have signed in, linked their Nintendo Network IDs and visited Nintendo eShop at least once before purchase get an extra 10 percent off the already-discounted price on select titles. Discounts have been applied to dozens of games, including multiple games in The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon series, as well as a number of Virtual Console games. For a full list of games, more information about the sale and the ability to purchase the games directly from the website, please visit

My Nintendo members will find some new website missions related to The Legend of Zelda at
https://my.nintendo.com/missions. For a limited time, My Nintendo members who sign in are challenged to explore Nintendo’s E3 website to find items that will earn them My Nintendo points.

To see details about all of Nintendo’s activities at E3, visit

Remember that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS feature 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. ;

*Games in 2D. Some areas also playable in 3D. 

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 4.4 billion video games and more than 693 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

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Monday, June 13, 2016

06/13/2016 - Starbreeze Plans for Big E3 Showing
Starbreeze AB: Starbreeze goes big for E3 2016 with RAID: World War II, Dead by Daylight, PAYDAY: Crime Wars, PAYDAY 2: Biker Packs & more

MEDIA BLAST, LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2016) - Starbreeze AB will bring its roster of publishing initiatives and PAYDAY 2 to the West Hall Lobby of the Electronic Entertainment Expo between June 14-16 in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

In booth #F5B Croatian developer Lion Game Lion will premiere their first own IP with RAID: World War II. Set in the second World War-era, RAID: World War II is an action-packed four player co-op shooter that lets you play as raiders during the war, doing undercover missions for the allies while stealing Nazi gold. Reveal trailer can be found here:

Canadian Behaviour Interactive Inc. with their greatly anticipated asymmetrical horror game Dead by Daylight, releasing the game to the public first day of the show June 14, will make you feel the thrill of being hunted (or being the hunter) in booth #F5C. We also warn visitors of E3 that sightings of the Trapper have been reported in the vicinity of the Convention Center. Release trailer for the game can be found here: https://youtu.be/JGhIXLO3ul8

At the PAYDAY 2 booth, #F5A OVERKILL will showcase the latest PAYDAY 2 DLC; The Biker Packs. Introducing an all new heister Rust portrayed by actor Ron Perlman as well as a two-day heist. All the usual bells and whistles like more guns, masks, melee weapons and new features are added as well. Your favorite heisters Dallas (Eric Etebari), Chains (Damion Poitier) and Dragan (Dragomir Mrsic) will make a personal appearance in the booth midday Wednesday June 15th.  The trailer for The Biker Packs can be found here: https://youtu.be/HvJaX70QwzM

Additionally, show visitors can try out a first preview of CMUNE's PAYDAY: Crime Wars, an all-new mobile heisting experience for iOS and Google Play.

Starbreeze third publishing initiative in collaboration with Lionsgate, takes the visitors into the immersive VR-experience of John Wick: The Impossible Task. Starbreeze showcases the Arcade Edition of the experience by appointment. 

Show visitors who wishes to book any of the show floor experiences hosted by Starbreeze are welcome inquire about available times on the address
e32016@starbreeze.com .

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