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Super League Football Pinball Coming Soon to Zen Studios’ Pinball Platforms

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GOAAAAAAAAAL! Super League Football Pinball Coming Soon to Zen Studios’ Pinball Platforms

Competition is heating up as pinball wizards Zen Studios get ready to release their newest silver ball creation, Super League Football. Players will side with their favorite clubs including Arsenal, Liverpool FC, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F., A.C. Milan, Juventus Football Club, and A.S. Roma as they square off to dominate league play in a new social pinball experience.

World Cup Soccer (Midway 1994), is one of the greatest pinball tables ever created, and we have long been thinking about creating a modern day version football pinball table that would capture the essence of the game in today’s climate, include the biggest clubs and players, and create an exciting level of competition that makes club football so entertaining, said Mel Kirk, Zen Studios Vice President of Publishing. “Working with the biggest clubs in the world and involving players like Lionel Messi, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, Gerard Piqué, Francesco Totti, Andrea Pirlo, and Luis Suárez really takes this pinball experience to another level.”

When players download Super League Football, they will select the club they wish to support. Their table will be themed in brilliant style, including images of the clubs biggest stars, team mascots, chants and theme songs. As games are completed, scores will tally to each club’s global leaderboard, providing an overall rank for each club in the league on a global scale on each platform. As you lead your team through league play, you will earn trophies and accolades which will be placed in their own trophy room.

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“We are excited to bring digital pinball to our Roma fans around the world. The pinball game makes you feel like you are in an arcade, and fans will enjoy seeing many of their favorite Roma stars in the game itself,” said Shergul Arshad, Head of Digital, A.S. Roma.

“Zen Studios invites players with no football club allegiance to join the Zen Studios F.C. team. We certainly need your help if we are going to compete with the big boys,” said Bobby Loertscher, Zen Studios Community Manager.

Super League Football is coming to Zen Studios’ pinball platforms on digital stores including Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, Steam and Windows 8; Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Apple App Store, Google Play, Kindle HD and the Mac App Store. Super League Football will also release as a standalone app on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

For more information, please visit www.superleagefootball.com.

 

Action-Packed Fantasy MMORPG ‘Legend Online: New Era’ Catapults Onto iOS

Legend_Online_New_Age_LOGO337, a leading online Web videogames platform has announced that its hugely popular Arcade & Action Android title, Legend Online: New Era, is now available on iOS.  An action-packed, fantasy MMORPG that places gamers in a world of warring kings, fantastic beasts and treacherous perils, Legend Online: New Era is perfect for iOS gamers looking for an epic adventure on their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.  Available as a FREE download in the Apple App Store, Legend Online: New Era for iOS fully challenges players with seventy levels of fun gameplay that will see them having to fight, conquer, control and battle through enemies in intense combat fighting.

Legend Online: New Era for iOS features highly detailed graphics, exciting animation sequences and medieval-driven designs that bring the game’s compelling storyline to life.  To start, players select the class they wish to play as – “Warrior,” “Mage,” or “Archer.”  As players advance in gameplay, each character’s appearance can be customized by collecting or winning special gear sets with bonuses and special effects.  In between games, players can visit their character’s Skill Tree to divvy up their Skill Points to customize and personalize their combat strategy.

To succeed in the game’s turn-based battles, a player must strive to upgrade and personalize their character, soldiers, weapons and city to lead their unique fighting force out into the world for epic solo battles or legendary player vs. player (PVP) clashes in laddered combat.  With a rich array of combat skills and soldiers, there are a range of armies players can build, preparing for each fight by strategically selecting their skills, arranging their formations, choosing their troops and enhancing their stats to win the battle.  Players can also create Guilds and forge Alliances, making it a “common cause” with friends and fellow adventurers to bring the entire world under their control.  Guilds can also compete against each other for total domination.

Building cities is an equally important part of the game as this allows players to gain access to additional levels.  When on the Cities Map, players will need to expand the size of their Warehouse (the Treasury) to save more Gold, enlarge their Houses so they can recruit more soldiers, and level up the Magic Tower to get the Technology that helps raise all of a player’s Stats and makes them more effective as they level-up their characters.

In-game, players and teams can take advantage of numerous special time-limited events that become available for a brief time every day – Group Arena and World Bosses.  Group Arena sees multiple players group up to battle against each other.  World Bosses sees monsters randomly appearing in-game that multiple players (at same level of status) can attack at the same time.  Quests, which come in three types – “Main,” “Daily Missions” and “Bounty Hunt,” are another important aspect of the game as they provide Gold and experience (EXP) needed for leveling up.

The game also features a number of fun social elements that reward players for battling bosses and monsters with their friends.  The elements include: Group Dungeon, which allows users to create teams in which to fight World Bosses and monsters with their friends to earn cool rewards; Friend Code, a referral system that encourages users to share on social networks, giving rewards for the socially engaged; and World Tree, a system that encourages players to add more friends, granting rewards based on active friends which users drop and receive gifts.

Speaking of GIFTS – we are going to be giving away a $25 in-game credit code sometime today.   This code may appear on our website or any of our social network feeds.  The first person to find and redeem this code is the WINNER!

GOOD LUCK!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – New Trailer and Kraven Reveal

We’re happy to share with you the debut of the very first official gameplay trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, coming this Spring from Activision Publishing and Beenox.

This in-game footage gives center stage to story with a revealing look into the world of this super hero sequel, as well as an ominous introduction to one of its central characters: Kraven the Hunter (aka Sergei Kravinoff). Marvel’s infamous Russian strongman – equal parts charismatic and dangerous – will play a critical role throughout the game’s narrative, challenging Spider-Man’s code of justice as he traverses the criminal underworld. It also highlights the man beneath the mask, Peter Parker, who will play an important part of his own in the journey to come.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will arrive this Spring on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS & Windows PC. For more information, visit www.TheAmazingSpiderManGame.com and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheAmazingSpiderManGame.

 

Guise of the Wolf – Gothic Adventure Game Launches Tomorrow on Steam

Merge Games and Fun Creators, today released a new trailer to announce the launch of first person action-adventure game Guise of the Wolf out tomorrow (Jan 24, 2014) on PC.

Developed by Fun Creators, Guise of the Wolf was greenlit by the Steam Community in Autumn 2013. The game is a first person gothic action adventure game set in the medieval kingdom of Uhorsko. You play Dominik, a young alchemist summoned to protect the kingdom from a ravenous beast. Dominik’s goals soon change as he discovers he has been bitten, and cursed to become the very thing he set out to stop.

Key Features

  • Transformation – Use moonlight to transform into a werewolf at any time. Transformation can be prolonged by killing humans, breaking stone beacons or standing in the moonlight.
  • Survival  – Run, hide and survive being hunted in the darkest places.
  • Solve puzzles – Pick the perfect time to switch between human and werewolf to solve puzzles such as creating potions by mixing ingredients.
  • Stealth tactics – Steal gold and rare items from castle inhabitants and try your hand at lock picking.
  • Discovery – Use your map and explore a vast castle to unravel its mystery.
  • Intrigue – Experience a mysterious story with multiple endings.
  • Atmospheric – A classic indie-style with a gothic theme.
  • VO – Full voice-over dialogue and subtitles to deliver the chilling tale.
  • Original music – Soundtrack developed exclusively for the game included in the digital copy.

Now you Dominik must delve further into a dark castle in search of a cure, and cold answers to the enigma you find yourself entangled in along the way.  Playing as Dominik’s human and werewolf form you smoothly switch between the two to solve puzzles, smash obstacles and proceed on the epic adventure.

The game is a combination of action and adventure gameplay elements. As a werewolf you use your powers to fight and smash obstacles. As a human you employ stealth tactics such as hiding and stealing items from castle inhabitants.

 

 

 

Official Call of Duty: Ghosts Extinction: Episode 1 Nightfall Trailer

At a remote facility in the Alaskan wilderness, the shadowy Nightfall Program has been researching the origins of the “Alien” threat. When the scientists lose control, a small team of elite soldiers must retrieve the intel, exterminate hordes of hostile creatures, and survive a three-story tall terror unlike anything they’ve faced before. Get ready for Episode 1: Nightfall, the first installment in Extinction’s four-part episodic narrative!

Episode 1: Nightfall is included with Onslaught, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts. Onslaught comes to Xbox LIVE on January 28, with other platforms to follow.

Keep up with the latest news about Call of Duty: Ghosts at http://www.callofduty.com/ghosts/dlc/dlc1-onslaught or by following on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CallofDuty) and Twitter (@CallofDuty and @InfinityWard).

 

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 – Characters Revealed

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today released a new trailer showcasing key characters in its forthcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 title.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Windows PC on February 25, 201,4 and acts as a shocking conclusion to the Gabriel story arc. Following the infamous revelation where Gabriel was shown to be the legendary Dracula at the end of the first game, the new game finds the weakened vampire stranded in modern times, where an old ally proposes a deal that could offer him freedom from his eternal existence.

The new  trailer highlights footage from the game to introduce a range of key characters and adversaries from the new installment including; Dracula, once Gabriel, a member of the Brotherhood of Light who fought to avenge the death of his beloved wife Marie, but fate got the better of him, transforming him into Dracula – the most feared of all vampires. Also returning is Zobek, one of the founders of the Brotherhood of Light, who is, in reality, one of the evil Lords of Shadow who betrayed Gabriel and all of humanity.  Carmilla, Marie and Satan himself make a return, in addition to a slew of new characters.The new trailer also showcases some previously unseen locations and environments.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 will be released for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Windows PC in North and South America on February 25, 2014.

For more information, please visit: www.konami-castlevania.com

 

SONY PICTURES TELEVISION DIVES INTO ORIGINAL IP MARKET FOR MOBILE GAMING WITH “SUITS AND SWORDS”

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Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched “Suits and Swords,”its first free-to-play original IP mobile and tablet game. “Suits and Swords” mixes the strategy of playing blackjack with the excitement of a role-playing game (RPG), creating a new type of adventure that will have gamers of all ages hooked from the first battle.

In “Suits and Swords” players lead Captain Black Jack on an epic card-battling journey to free four-card realms from a curse placed by the evil Joker. Key features of “Suits and Swords” include:

  • Save the Four-Card Realms: Travel through a rich and intriguing story of a world gone amiss and a hero who must do all he can to find the Joker. Fight through four lands – the Heart Union, Diamond Empire, Club Kingdom, and Spade Nation – and free them from the Joker’s curse.
  • Become a Blackjack Master: Battle enemies using the rules and strategy of blackjack.  Fight over 100 battles across the four realms to save the kingdom.
  • Arm for Battle: Gamers will unlock and equip weapons, armor, magic and more to fight their way to the Joker. Each item comes stacked with varying RPG stats that help bolster the powers of Captain Black Jack and his abilities.
  • Explore the World: Uncover the story of the Joker and find hidden items along the way. Conquer game achievements and unlock side quests for an added challenge.

“Sony Pictures Television has built a successful track record of leveraging familiar franchises like ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘Jeopardy’ to create a variety of popular and engaging mobile games,” said Philip Lynch, SVP Digital Networks, SPT. “As we look to expand our portfolio with free-to-consumer titles, we’re creating new game IP like ‘Suits and Swords’ to grow our audience base and reach a key marketable demographic.”

“Suits and Swords,” a single-player game, is available now for free, with additional content available via in-game purchase.

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App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/suits-and-swords/id725701018?ls=1&mt=8 

Amazon Appstore for Android – http://www.amazon.com/Suits-Swords-Kindle-Tablet-Edition/dp/B00HG1T8U4

Google Play for Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonypicturestelevision.blackjacktheknight

For more information on the Suits and Swords mobile game, visit: http://www.suitsandswords.com

Calling all Zombies! Your Date to Feast on Brainzzzzzzz has moved to Feb 25

Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare is coming to Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system on February 25 in North America and starting February 27 in Europe.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is a 3rd person shooter like no other. It is the only game where you shoot peas from your face, invade the skies as a garlic drone and… get to play as a zombie with a dolphin gun! Crazy Dave also wants you to know that plants will have all-new reinforcements – Ice Pea, Hot Rod Chomper, Future Cactus and Mystic Sunflower – characters outfitted with special abilities, new gameplay mechanics and cool costumes.

More Brainzzzzz… A brand new gameplay developer diary launched today that showcases four-player co-op gameplay mode Garden Ops where the Yeti and Giga-Gargantuar bosses make their debut in Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare! In Garden Ops, you play in squads of four working together to defend a garden base until Crazy Dave arrives to extract our heroes. Successfully defend the garden through the 11 zombie waves and earn huge rewards.

One of the most anticipated games of 2014, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare features three distinct modes – two 12v12 competitive multiplayer modes called Garden & Graveyards and Team Vanquish, and the four-player co-operative mode Garden Ops. In Garden & Graveyards, plants must defend their garden bases from zombies attempting to turn them into spooky graveyards. Players can also square off in Team Vanquish as they try to send the other team to the compost pile.

For more information on Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare please visit http://www.popcap.com/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare. To join the conversation, visit us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter® and #PvZ. Press assets for Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare are available at http://info.ea.com.

 

 

 

ASSASSIN’S CREED LIBERATION HD AVAILABLE NOW – Launch Trailer

Today, Ubisoft® announced that Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD, the striking chapter in the pre–American Revolution Assassin’s Creed® saga, is now available for download on PlayStation®Network, Xbox Live online entertainment network for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Completely remastered in stunning high definition with improved gameplay mechanics and missions, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD delivers an immersive Assassin’s Creed storyline for only $19.99. This is the definitive Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD experience.

As Aveline, the first playable female Assassin in the Assassin’s Creed saga, you must use your skill, instinct and weaponry – including a machete, poison-dart blowpipe, a whip and dueling pistols – to hunt down and eliminate your enemies as you embark on an unforgettable journey that will take you from the crowded streets of New Orleans through voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins.