Friday, July 8, 2016
07/08/2016 - The Chernobyl VR Project Coming to HTC Vive in August
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The Chernobyl VR Project
Coming to HTC Vive in August
Having just released
an early-access Oculus Rift version, The Farm 51 announces that the company will bring its much-anticipated interactive documentary,
The Chernobyl VR Project, to HTC Vive in August. 30 years after the greatest human-caused industrial and environmental
disaster in history, The Chernobyl VR Project will allow anyone to get first-hand experience of Chernobyl's Restricted
Zone in a unique blend of game and documentary.
“We have just released the Oculus version of Chernobyl VR
Project, and we are very happy with the great feedback coming from fans and media," said Wojciech Pazdur, creative director
on the Chernobyl VR Project team. "What we are most excited about, though, is the Vive version, which we plan
as the most advanced and extensive version of our application.”
For more information, visit www.chernobylvrproject.com and https://www.facebook.com/chernobylvrproject . An early access version of The Chernobyl VR Project is now available
for Oculus, though the final version will release in August.
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Thursday, July 7, 2016
07/07/2016 - Inferno Climber Now Available on Steam Early Access
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Survival Action-RPG, Inferno
Climber Now Available on Steam Early Access (PC)
Japan – July 7, 2016 – Arc System Works Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce, that Survival, Action RPG
Inferno Climber, is now available on Steam Early Access (PC).
A long, long time ago... 5 Purgatory Stones with incredible magical power were divided
amongst the 5 different kingdoms of the land to keep the world in order. However, as time passed, evil and corruption spread
throughout the land. The Stones soon fell into the wrong hands and monsters soon plagued the kingdom for 100 years... Until
one day an innocent soul made a pact with Death and set forth in search of the Purgatory Stones to return peace to the land.
Explore the World of Inferno!
Fight and explore the unknown world of Inferno to search for the
5 Purgatory Stones. Travel through ruins, jungles and more as the story unfolds.
Survival ・ Action!
Beware of traps and keep an eye out for hidden treasures and secret paths. Level up
your character, manage your food and items to ensure your survival in the World of Inferno.
Discover over 400 unique items! The same item could have different stats, so keep searching for better equipment!
Choose from 8 Playable Characters with their own strengths and abilities!
Choose the Royal Knight
who ignores equipment requirements or the Forest Hunter who can heal when poisoned and much more!
information please visit the official website https://www.arcsystemworks.jp/InfernoClimber/steam/en/ , or the Steam store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/433450/
About Arc System Works
Works is a developer and fighting game specialist from Japan—best known for the Guilty Gear series of games and, more
recently, the BlazBlue series—that has garnered international critical acclaim for its innovative fighting system and
spectacular 2D artwork. For more information, please visit the official website at www.arcsystemworksu.com
© 2016 Arc System Works
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
07/06/2016 - SNK and ATLUS Will Unleash THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV at EVO 2016!
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SNK and ATLUS Will
Unleash THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV at EVO 2016!KOF XIV Will Have a Developer Panel, Autograph Session, Side Tournament and More!
world's largest fighting game event just got a whole lot bigger, because SNK and ATLUS are bringing THE KING OF
FIGHTERS XIV to EVO 2016. We've got our very own Team ATLUS ready to go - consisting of excited
marketing and production employees who are burning to step into the ring and show off the games to the passionate fighting
game community at the ATLUS booth!
Fighting game enthusiasts from around the world attending EVO 2016 will
have the opportunity for hands-on time with SNK's THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV at the ATLUS booth throughout the
show. With tighter controls, improved Combo and MAX Mode mechanics, series first 3D graphics, and more, KOF XIV is
ready for prime time at the fighting game community's biggest stage. In fact, we'll have the latest build just for the show!
For those looking for the thrill and agony of intense competition, we'll be holding a side tournament on Saturday with
sign ups being held here. Entry is free and there will be a prize for the top three. Oh, and did
we mention that the prize is cold hard cash? (Which, for security reasons, will be mailed to winners after EVO.)
1st place prize: $1,400
2nd place prize: $700
3rd place prize:
There's also an SNK panel featuring key developers and artists who worked on the long-running series, which
will be immediately followed by an autograph session. Check out the full schedule below:
FRIDAY, JULY 15
All Day: THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV Freeplay and Tournament Practice Stations
All Day: THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV Freeplay Stations
12:00 PM - 1:00
PM: SNK Developers Panel
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM: SNK Developers Autograph Session
PM : Side Tournament (ATLUS Booth) Matches Begin
TBD: Special Exhibition Match
Side Tournament Top 8
Here are the top-line refinements for THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV:
The game will be $59.99/CA$79.99 at launch. Pre-orders and a limited number of
launch editions will arrive in this special SteelBook® case. Plus, for the week following launch, the Classic Kyo costume
DLC will be free to all players!
- 3D Evolution: All 50 fighters, movesets and more are rendered
in full 3D graphics that preserves the essence of KOF's visual style but updates it with a whole new dimension.
- The Best Refinement since KOF '98: Through extensive playtesting
and balancing, the controls have been streamlined, and the Combo and Max Mode mechanics have been overhauled to create the
most competitive fighter in SNK's history.
KOF Saga Continues: There's a robust single-player storyline where several years have passed since the previous
KOF tournament. Now a worldwide business, the global KOF will decide who is the strongest as both individuals and companies
with their own ambitions have come to compete. Players compete against CPU-controlled opponents to unlock the storyline.
- The Best Roster Yet: There are 50 fighters total, with 31
returning from previous entries into the KOF series, and 19 brand new characters. All 50 characters will be available at the
- Revamped Online Experience:
THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV has devoted a lot of development time to improving the game's netcode for vastly improved
online gameplay. KOF XIV uses the PS4's online architecture to have a whole host of online conveniences, from spectating
to saving replay/battle data, and having a single online KOF XIV profile to connect with friends.
The King of Fighters XIV "Burn to Fight" Premium Edition
includes the following for $79.99/CA$99.99:
- SteelBook® -
The game disc will be encased in a collectible SteelBook® emblazoned with the series' fiery mainstay, Kyo Kusanagi,
literally burning to fight.
- Art book -
This 144-page art book will be filled with original character/stage drawings from throughout the series.
- 3-Disc Soundtrack - Those looking for an audio fix
will be able to enjoy a three-disc soundtrack (housed in a gorgeous Mai Shiranui illustrated case) comprised of 60+ electric
songs worthy of the greatest fighting tournament in the world.
- Collector's Box - All the above items will be packaged in a scorching box adorned with familiar
Review requests will be much later - any early requests will be met with a Burning Knuckle to the face! (We'll let you know
when we're ready!)
Atlus U.S.A., Inc. has
become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With
award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami Tensei® and Persona®
series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and the much-celebrated RPG
Demon's Souls™, Atlus is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences. www.atlus.com
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION (SNK) develops, publishes and distributes
interactive entertainment software in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1978, SNK is one of the largest privately
held interactive entertainment content providers in the world.
Known for such franchises as THE KING OF FIGHTERS, METAL SLUG, and SAMURAI SHODOWN, SNK continues to be an industry
leader by focusing on its rich arcade history. More information on SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION can be found at www.snkplaymore.co.jp
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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
07/05/2016 - Koei Tecmo America Brings Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII to PS4 and Steam
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KOEI TECMO AMERICA BRINGS
ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS XIII WESTWARD, NOW AVAILABLE ON PLAYSTATION®4
Deep, Strategic Gameplay
Unites with Nearly Endless Customization in a Compelling, Historically-Accurate Tale of Political Instability, Large-Scale
Conflict and Human Drama
“Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, those who are
skilled at winning do not become afraid. Thus the wise win before they fight, while the ignorant fight to win.”
― Zhuge Liang
Burlingame, Calif. — July 5, 2016 — Developed in celebration
of the series’ 30th anniversary and marking its reappearance in the West after an eight-year hiatus, KOEI
TECMO America today proudly announced the triumphant return of its renowned strategy franchise with the launch of Romance
of the Three Kingdoms XIII. Offering a masterfully-created medley of strategic gameplay alongside a compelling
and historically-accurate narrative, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII is now available for the
PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and digitally for Windows PC via Steam®.
of the Three Kingdoms XIII, players will experience a climactic and historically-accurate storyline rich with
Chinese history, and complete with detailed CG cutscenes that highlight the most heroic deeds of the strongest, wisest, and
most powerful individuals of the Three Kingdoms Era. As players learn how to employ strategic gameplay options and harness
advanced game mechanics, the tale of a collapsing dynasty and the emergence of power-hungry factions unfolds into a complex
chessboard on which players can influence the fateful events leading to the unification of 2nd century China. Players
can climb the proverbial leadership ladder as one of 700 historical characters during a turbulent era of political instability,
large-scale conflict, and human drama.
Explore the myriad of experiences within the world of Romance
of the Three Kingdoms XIII, covering Civil Development, Diplomacy, Debates, Duels, open field battles, sieges,
naval battles and more with gameplay differing depending on the situation at hand. Cities can be built and developed; alliances
can be fostered or broken; armies can be mustered and deployed. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII prides
itself on offering a wide range of options for conflict resolution including a robust army composition selection, while special
care has been taken to incorporate diplomacy and personal relationships, giving the player an extra incentive to build a stable
and loyal network of friends and allies.
This comprehensive and exceptionally detailed strategy title features
two compelling gameplay experiences: A campaign mode provides the freedom to choose a starting year and customize the board
to the player’s liking, and Hero Mode closely follows historical events while teaching players all of the game’s
mechanics. Players must decide for themselves whether they will follow a favorite historical figure to glory, or rise up and
claim their place in history by uniting China under their own banner!
For more information on Romance
of the Three Kingdoms XIII, please visit the official website at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/rtk13 , 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 “E10+ for Everyone 10+” by the ESRB.
ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.
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.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark
of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
©2016 Valve Corporation. Steam and the Steam logo are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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