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Friday, September 9, 2016

09/09/2016 - Star Trek Online Now Available on Xbox One and PS4

Captains Can Now Experience the Classic Star Trek MMORPG on Console

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – September 9, 2016 – Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Star Trek Online is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. The 100% free-to-play MMORPG based on the iconic Star Trek franchise allows players to command their very own starship and experience missions inspired by the television series and films.

Check out the Launch Trailer for Star Trek Online on console:

Additional assets for Star Trek Online on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One can be found here: https://perfectworld.box.com/v/STOConsoleLaunch

Captains will have an expansive amount of playable content to explore when Star Trek Online debuts simultaneously on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. The game’s console version will bring both the Legacy of Romulus and Delta Rising expansions, as well as numerous gameplay updates from the game’s six-year history. Each player’s adventure will begin as they choose from classic Star Trek factions including Federation, Klingon and Romulans, to customize their very own Captain. From there, players can command a classic starship and fly to iconic Star Trek locations, where they will interact with characters voiced by original Star Trek actors, including Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Michael Dorn (Worf), Tim Russ (Tuvok) and more.

Several upgrades have been made to Star Trek Online in preparation for the game’s launch on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. A full list of features includes:

·New Control Scheme – Controls for the full-scale 92-key keyboard MMORPG have been condensed into a 16-button controller, while retaining the speed and fun of the original PC version.
·Updated Lighting and Graphics - Modern lighting technologies have been incorporated to improve the overall visual quality of the game, bringing Star Trek Online fully into the latest generation consoles. These changes will eventually be incorporated into the PC version as well.
·Improved UIStar Trek Online’ s console UI has been updated for easy access to skills, inventory and more features at a glance.

Star Trek Online will be free to play digitally on Xbox One with Xbox Live Gold from the Xbox Games Store. The game will also be available for free on PlayStation®4, without a PlayStation®Plus membership. As an added bonus, PlayStation®Plus members will receive a free Wrath of Khan uniform. Through October 4, all PS4 players can claim a free Andorian Escort and all Xbox One users have access to a free Steamrunner Blockade Runner. Arc users who link their console account will also receive a free Wrath of Khan outfit.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit
www.playstartrekonline.com .

Star Trek Online is licensed by CBS Consumer Products.
® & © 2016 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

09/08/2016 - World of Warcraft Legion Sells 3.3 Million at Launch

Blizzard’s new expansion for #1 MMORPG matches launch-day record with 3.3 million sold

Heroes of the Horde and the Alliance from around the globe unite as World of Warcraft achieves highest launch-week player concurrency since Cataclysm®

IRVINE, Calif.—September 8, 2016— With Azeroth on the brink of destruction, heroes from around the world were summoned to drive back the Burning Legion’s armies last week with the launch of World of Warcraft®Legion, the sixth expansion to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Today, Blizzard announced that players have forged a truly formidable defensive front—as of the expansion’s first full day of launch on August 30, more than 3.3 million copies of Legion had sold through, matching the all-time record achieved by previous expansions and making it one of the fastest-selling PC games ever. In addition, World of Warcraft’s launch-week player concurrency climbed to its highest point since the 2010 launch of the Cataclysm ® expansion, as champions from around the world united to strike a mighty first blow against the fel invaders. But the battle has only just begun.

“It’s been a thrill to see players hunting demons, powering up Artifacts, and freely exploring all the new zones in Legion,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We worked hard to make this the best World of Warcraft expansion yet, and we look forward to providing players with even more content as Legion’s epic story unfolds in the months ahead.”

While players are currently entrenched against the first wave of demonic invaders, Legion’s next exciting chapter is already in the works. Last weekend at PAX West, Blizzard unveiled new details on the expansion’s upcoming first major content update, Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan, featuring a reimagined version of one of World of Warcraft's most popular raids. Players will explore a sprawling five-player Mythic dungeon, facing familiar foes from Karazhan’s past—and encountering plenty of surprises and twists along the way. The update also features a new set of quests unfolding over multiple weeks in the fallen night elf city of Suramar, as well as a brand-new raid: the Trial of Valor, which sends players deep into the vrykul underworld of Helheim.

WoW Legion Companion App Now Available

On Tuesday, Blizzard released the free WoW Legion Companion app, a new way for players to stay connected to their adventures on the Broken Isles, even from outside of Azeroth. With the app, players can manage their Order Hall missions and track World Quest availability, making it easy to plan out their adventures from afar. Available free now on iOS and Android™ mobile devices, the WoW Legion Companion App can help heroes keep the Burning Legion’s fel fire at bay even while on the go.

About World of Warcraft: Legion

In World of Warcraft: Legion, Azeroth’s defenders must embark on a dire quest to unlock the mythic secrets of the Broken Isles, master Artifact weapons of legendary might, and rally like-minded champions to their cause in their Order Halls. In this desperate hour, they must also strike a forbidden pact with the outcast Demon Hunters of the Illidari, fel-twisted disciples of the dreaded Illidan the Betrayer. Should the heroes of Azeroth fail . . . kingdoms will burn.

  World of Warcraft: Legion is available in a Standard Edition (physical and digital versions available; SRP $49.99) as well as a Digital Deluxe Edition (SRP $69.99), which contains a hoard of in-game bonuses for a variety of Blizzard games: an Illidari Felstalker mount and pet for  World of Warcraft, a Felstalker mount for  Heroes of the Storm®, a helm transmog and wings for  Diablo® III, and a pair of fel-infused StarCraft® II portraits.

World of Warcraft: Legion is also available in a retail-only  Collector’s Edition (SRP $89.99), which includes the digital bonuses from the Digital Deluxe Edition along with a full-color hardcover art book, a behind-the-scenes two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set, a CD soundtrack, and a Legion mouse pad. Supplies are limited, and players should check with their local retailer for availability. Visit  http://collectors.wowlegion.com to learn more.

World of Warcraft: Legion is now live in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. For more information on the expansion, visit  www.wowlegion.com .

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

09/07/2016 - Natsume Announces Launch Date for River City Tokyo Rumble


Receive A Limited Edition Kunio Keychain!

Burlingame, CA. – Sept. 7, 2016 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, has announced a release date for its upcoming RPG brawler River City: Tokyo Rumble for the Nintendo 3DS. River City: Tokyo Rumble continues the partnership established last year with Arc System Works, the owners of the River City franchise. The game will be available in both digital and physical formats when it launches September 27th. Players can will receive a limited edition Kunio keychain from the new Natsume Amazon store! River City: Tokyo Rumble will be the first product offered on the new Natsume Amazon store, with more Natsume titles to follow this fall.

"We are thrilled that River City: Tokyo Rumble will be the first item available in the new Natsume Amazon Store," said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. "Natsume fans will not only find our lineup of popular games all in one convenient location, but the store will also offer special, exclusive bundles and bonus items like our well-known plush and other unique items. Players should stay tuned as we release more information this fall."

Fans who order River City: Tokyo Rumble from the Amazon store will receive a limited edition collectible keychain with their game when it launches September 27th. The keychain features the game's main character, Kunio, a thug with a heart of gold who looks out for his pals and fights for justice...exactly the kind of guy you want on your side!

River City: Tokyo Rumble follows the story of a hot-blooded high school student named Kunio and his good friends. When a nefarious gang moves into Tokyo to try to take it over, it's up to this self-proclaimed "fighter for justice" and his buddies to make sure the streets stay safe!

Players will punch, kick, and use a variety of weapons such as soccer balls, iron knuckles, chains, and even bicycles to knock some sense into those devious gang members. Taking on jobs, leveling up abilities, and stopping for a snack or two at local food joints are just some of the action-packed mayhem players will experience. Luckily, smiles are free!

Players can follow the latest news for all of the beloved Natsume franchises at www.natsume.com and by scooping all of the latest Natsume updates, contests, screen shots and more at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.

About Natsume

Natsume Inc. is a worldwide developer and publisher that specialize in unique and family-oriented interactive entertainment software for a variety of platforms. Most known for publishing Reel Fishing and Harvest Moon, Natsume is dedicated to producing quality video games.  For more information about Natsume Inc. visit www.natsume.com

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

09/06/2016 - Dumb Chicken 2 Launches on Steam
Cluck, cluck... DUCK! Dumb Chicken 2 launches on Steam!

Dumb Chicken 2, developed by four-man team Odd Chicken, is a stealth puzzler that will invoke your inner ninja and put your reaction time to the test.

Sneak your way through 90+ stages, dispatch evil creatures, and rescue your fellow chicken kin. From graveyards, deserts, and mysterious lands, you'll have to win in order to explore it all!. And don't forget to grab those gold coins to buy awesome upgrades and items. Figure out your strategy and find out what works for each stage!

Game Features:

Over 90 Stages of Stealth Chicken Shenanigans

The Chickens will have to go through some of the most dangerous areas this world has to offer. Locations like the scary graveyard, the ruins on the darkest night, and the great windy desert land. Players may also discover mystery stages that require more thinking than behaving to uncover.

Endless Modes to Test Your Limits

Test yourself in our two endless modes! Dodge cannon fire for as long as you can or parkour across an endless stage as far as your little chicken legs can muster. Either way, players will be pushed to the limit, but a great reward awaits those who succeed.

Over 6 Unique Characters To Experiment With

Players will be able to choose from their favorite characters, such as Odd, Bomb, Pepper, Krafty, Lady Goo, and Chuck to beat the game. But be on the lookout! There is a secret character just waiting to be discovered... Besides characters, players will also be able to pick from a variety of items such as the balloon and the time stopper to help them go through stages more safely and easily. Find the best items for each stage!

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