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Friday, July 8, 2016

07/08/2016 - The Chernobyl VR Project Coming to HTC Vive in August
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
Survival Action-RPG, Inferno Climber Now Available on Steam Early Access (PC)

YOKOHAMA, 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).
About Inferno Climber

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.

Inferno ・ 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.

Epic Loot!
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!

For 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
Arc System 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 

© 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!

KOF XIV Will Have a Developer Panel, Autograph Session, Side Tournament and More!

The 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: $350

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:

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
2:00 PM : Side Tournament (ATLUS Booth) Matches Begin
TBD: Special Exhibition Match
TBD: Side Tournament Top 8

Here are the top-line refinements for THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV:
  • 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.
  • The 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 game's launch.
  • 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 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!

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 characters.


Review Copies
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.

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

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®.

In Romance 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.

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.

“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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