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Friday, March 17, 2017

03/17/2017 - Sonic SXSW Panel Reveals Neew Sonic Mania Details
Sonic SXSW Panel Unveils Latest Reveals For Sonic ManiaTM and Project Sonic 2017

Burbank, California — March 17, 2017 — Yesterday, SEGA® hosted its panel at SXSW that revealed exclusive, behind-the-scenes looks at the latest updates around Sonic Mania and Project Sonic 2017. The panel was moderated by Aaron Webber (Sonic Social Media Manager) and featured Takashi Iizuka (head of Sonic Team), Roger Craig Smith (voice of Sonic), and Mike Pollock (voice of Dr. Eggman).

Sonic Mania highlights during the panel included the first ever unboxing of the Collector’s Edition, key art, a brand-new zone teaser, Hard-boiled Heavies boss art, and revealed that the classic Sonic zone, Flying Battery, will be a reimagined zone featured in the game.

The panel also revealed Project Sonic 2017’s official title, Sonic Forces™, a sample of the theme music, and the first ever look at the game. The 30 second gameplay footage clip shown during the presentation featured an action-packed look at Modern Sonic in a destroyed city environment.

Sonic Mania will be available this Summer for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC while Sonic Forces™ will be available this Holiday for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. The Collector’s Edition of Sonic Mania is currently available for pre-order exclusively from Amazon in Europe.

To stay current on Sonic the Hedgehog news, follow Sonic on
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

03/16/2017 - IMBlank Announces Release of Tower Kingdom
Tower Kingdom - A Free to Play MMO Tower Defence Game Released!


March 16 2017 - IMBlank officially announced the release of Tower Kingdom (www.towerkingdom.com) – A Free to Flay massively multiplayer online tower defence PC game!

Conquer the world as the strongest tower builder and compete with other players with your acquired skills and knowledge.  Choose from one of four factions and make your way up, to become the Master Tower Builder you are!  Progressing through levels will see you acquire experience and equipment to level and strengthen your character.

Dive into the world of Tower Kingdom and experience the term "Tower Defence" as you have never done before, with several features completely unique to the Tower Defence genre.  These features include crafting, power utilisation, equipment and structured support towers that will give you a new and refreshed feeling.  A fully controlled player market, allows you to buy and sell unwanted equipment to purchase that Legendary item you have always wanted.  Each map has bosses, who drop chests, depending on the difficulty level you chose.  The higher the difficulty level, the better the rewards in the chests.

As you play and progress through the various levels you will level up and become stronger, allowing you to use higher level equipment to strengthen your character.  Compete with other players in survival mode to earn weekly and monthly rewards as well as chest drops from your enemies.
The game is currently in Early Access, limited to 10000 users.

About IMBlank:
Imblank is a 7 person indie game development company based in South Africa comprised of enthusiastic, experienced developers.

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Contact E-mail: 
press@towerkingdom.com
Press Kit: 
www.towerkingdom.com/presskit
Website:  
www.towerkingdom.com
Screenshots:
www.towerkingdom.com/index.php/game-info/screenshots
YouTube: 
www.youtube.com/channel/UCENDq2ySihvJZHJ4AobXmyA

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

03/15/2017 - Capcom Announces The Disney Afternoon Collection
Capcom Goes Retro With the Announcement of The Disney Afternoon Collection

​​​​​​​Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with a Throwback Pack Filled with Six Classic Games from Disney and Capcom

SAN FRANCISCO — March 15, 2017 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced The Disney Afternoon Collection, a compilation of six games that feature beloved Disney TV characters from the 80s and 90s in fun-filled adventures. The beautifully restored classic games feature crisp 1080p HD support and include all-new modes that can be enjoyed by first-time players and long-time fans. The Disney Afternoon Collection will be available as a digital download across North America and Europe for $19.99 / £15.99/ €19.99 starting on April 18, 2017 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

Players will be able to relive their childhood afternoons with Disney and explore these pieces of gaming history with classics including:
 

  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers – This classic lets players team up with a friend in co-op play as they assume the roles of the mischievous Chip and Dale as they take on memorable villain Fat Cat and attempt to solve the mystery of a missing kitten.
  • Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 – Fat Cat has escaped and his plans are even more dastardly this time. The titular heroes and supporting cast Monterey Jack, Gadget, and Zipper must stop Fat Cat from his evil dream of world domination!
  • Darkwing Duck – Play as the original caped crusader and fight a city full of criminals from the infamous F.O.W.L. organization in this action-packed platforming epic.
  • DuckTales – In this iconic platforming adventure, players help Scrooge McDuck fill his feathery pockets with vast riches from across the world.
  • DuckTales 2 – The sequel to the original game comes jam-packed with more action and an even bigger caper set in new locations like the Bermuda Triangle and Niagara Falls!
  • TaleSpin – Take to the skies as Baloo the bear navigates his plane through exotic and dangerous locations in this side-scrolling shoot-em-up.


All six games are new and improved HD versions of the originals and feature a number of filtering options that replicate a classic retro look and feel. This collection also offers new ways to play with Boss Rush and Time Attack modes for each game. In Boss Rush mode, players battle through challenging boss encounters consecutively, while Time Attack mode encourages time-based gameplay and provides online leaderboards that track the fastest times for each game. A new “Rewind” feature makes these challenging titles more accessible for newcomers, with the option to rewind time and enjoy a swift recovery from blunders. Additionally, the in-game Disney Museum will provide history buffs with a wealth of content to celebrate the era of the original releases, such as concept art, advertisements, character art, and music – all preserved in their original glory.

To download the announcement assets for The  Disney Afternoon Collectionincluding the announcement trailer and game information, please visit the Capcom Press Site at 
http://press.capcom.com.

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ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games including ground-breaking franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Monster Hunter™, Ace Attorney®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com  or www.capcom-unity.com .

Capcom, the Capcom logo, Ace Attorney, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Monster Hunter and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. ©Disney.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

03/`4/2017 - Preorder Rain World on PS4 Today
The Rain is Approaching - Preorder Rain World on PS4 Today!


Rain World, from Adult Swim Games and Videocult, is now available for preorder on Playstation 4!

Torrential rains are approaching and you, lonely little Slugcat, must scour the industrial wasteland for nourishment and shelter from the downpour. But be wary, you’re not the only creature trying to survive the storm.

Witness the Fate of a Slugcat on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxbQy0U92R4&feature=youtu.be

Preorder Rain World on the Playstation Store today for $19.99 USD, with a 20% discount for PS Plus members!

Climb through the ruins of an ancient civilization, evade the jaws of vicious predators, and discover lands teeming with strange creatures and buried mysteries when Rain World releases on Steam, PS4, and Xbox One March 28.

Add Rain World to your
wishlist on Steam.

Follow Rain World on
Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.

About Adult Swim Games

Adult Swim Games oversees the production, publishing and marketing of original games created by independent developers from around the world. With more than 200 games across PC, mobile, web, console and VR, Adult Swim Games’ unique offerings have received numerous industry accolades — including four #1 rankings in the App Store and a finalist for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at IGF. Popular titles include Robot Unicorn Attack, Pocket Mortys, Duck Game, and the upcoming Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove. 
 

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Monday, March 13, 2017

03/13/2017 - Overload Released on Steam Early Access
Overload Released on Steam Early Access

Overload, the new six-degree-of-freedom shooter by the creators of Descent, has been released on Steam Early Access.  It is available for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.

Developed by the creators of the groundbreaking Descent series, Overload features fast-paced combat action in a fully-3D world.  Face off against menacing robot enemies in the single-player story mode or in the survival Challenge Mode.

The initial Early Access release features four Challenge Mode levels, a sample single-player level, 12 explosive weapons, and ten terrifying robot enemies.  Updated releases will follow every 2-4 weeks.  The full game is scheduled to be completed later this year and will also be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  The full game will feature a 15-level single-player story mode, with more weapons, robots, and bosses.  A multiplayer expansion is expected to be released 4-6 months later and will be provided free to all purchasers of the single-player game.

Overload is in development by Revival Productions, which is owned by Mike Kulas and Matt Toschlog, the founders of Descent developer Parallax Software.  “Matt and I have talked for years about doing an updated 6DOF game,” said Mike Kulas. “The pieces fell in place a couple years ago and we started on Overload.”   Matt Toschlog added, “It’s been great working with old friends and colleagues on a project that’s so close to our hearts.”

Overload is being designed by renowned indie developer Luke Schneider, who was the lead level designer on Descent 3 before founding Radiangames (Inferno 2, Super Crossfighter, Slydris).  Said Mr. Schneider, “I got into game development because of Descent, so it’s been awesome to create a new 6DOF game for the 21st century.”

Revival hopes to make an announcement soon on a DRM-free option for early release.

For more information on Overload, please visit
http://playoverload.com

Steam:     http://steamcommunity.com/app/450220
Web site:    http://playoverload.com.
Twitter:      @PlayOverload
Facebook:      https://www.facebook.com/playoverload/
Youtube:      https://www.youtube.com/revivalproductions

About Revival Productions
Revival Productions was founded in 2014 with the intent of creating a brand-new six-degree-of-freedom shooter.  Revival maintains an office in Champaign, Illinois but has team members across the US and in England.  For more information, visit
http://revivalprod.com.

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