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XSEED Games Confirms PS4 Launch Date for AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed

XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the company will launch its outrageous action RPG title, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system on November 25, 2014, just in time for the holidays. This PS4™ system version introduces a wealth of new features, including “Toybox Mode” and a “Visual Editor.” Additionally, the company released a brand new trailer showcasing the game’s next-generation debut on the PS4™.

In AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, players take an eclectic trip through a meticulous recreation of Tokyo’s “Electric Town” district, Akihabara (Akiba for short), to halt a growing malevolence that threatens everything the so-called “geek mecca” represents. Akiba has been invaded by vampiric monsters called “Synthisters” who prey on the anime- and game-obsessed patrons of Akiba – but these vampires feast on their victims’ social energy and will to live rather than their blood.

Taking on the role of a typical but naive local student named Nanashi, who has been transformed into a member of the walking undead himself, players must use an in-game smartphone app to identify which of the outwardly human inhabitants of Akiba are Synthisters, then free them of their clothes, exposing them to sunlight and sending them to the netherworld. To achieve this, players will use everyday objects from baseball bats to comic books to motherboards as weapons, beating enemies into submission before attempting to literally grab the shirts off their backs.

Dual Audio with English and Japanese voiceovers complement a narrative dripping with satire and nods to Japanese culture to create a bewitching modern day supernatural “otaku” adventure.

The PS4™ system edition includes a “Toybox Mode” that allows players to begin the game with one of every available weapon and clothing item, a “Visual Editor” that allows complete customization of virtually every aspect of the game’s look, chat commands that allow livestream viewers to directly affect the player’s experience in decidedly unusual ways, enhanced visuals with 1080p HD support and much more.

AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed is developed by ACQUIRE and published by XSEED Games in North America and will be available for the PlayStation®4 system at participating retailers, as well as through digital download via PlayStation®Store, on November 25, 2014 for $49.99. The PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita system versions are available now for $39.99 at participating retailers and digitally through PlayStation®Store. This game has been rated “M” for Mature on the PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita systems.  Online interactions are not rated by the ESRB.

More information on the game can be found at www.akibastrip.com. For information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames

 

 

BANDAI NAMCO Launches Motorcycle Racer MotoGP 14

BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and Milestone, leading developers and publishers of racing videogames for consoles and Windows PC, today  released MotoGP™14, the latest entry in the acclaimed MotoGP franchise based on the Official MotoGP™ World Championship. MotoGP™14 is available now in the Americas for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, and available as a digital download on PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and PC.

MotoGP™14 features a complete motorcycle racing experience, including more than 100 of the most accomplished pro riders, all official MotoGP™ motorcycle manufacturers, 5 racing classes and 18 meticulously-recreated racing tracks.

MotoGP™14 hits the track with all the riders from the 2013 and 2014 seasons, as well as legendary champions from the history of the MotoGP™. Players can race on all the official tracks and take on new game modes, including online Split Battle and offline Real Events, as well as the comprehensive and compelling Career Mode with full customization and ride upgrades to garner a bourgeoning community of fans and followers. With Online (and Offline) Grand Prix Mode, players can compete for the top prize in each of the three divisions in all three classes to earn the championship MotoGP title. MotoGP™14 has been completely overhauled with a new graphics engine that gives players the experience of being a real MotoGP™ rider.

MotoGP™14 lets racing fans experience the rush of authentic, professional motorcycle racing. The intensity of the gameplay and depth of content means veteran racers and newcomers alike will have lots of high adrenaline thrills in store for them.” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “The love of racing really shines in the incredible work from the Milestone team, and we think gamers will appreciate the meticulous craft that has gone into MotoGP™14.”

MotoGP™14 is available now in the Americas on Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4, and available as a digital download for PlayStation®Vita and PC. For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. game titles and products, please visit http://bandainamcogames.com.

ROCKSMITH 2014 EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON XBOX ONE & PLAYSTATION 4

Today, Ubisoft® announced that Rocksmith® 2014 Edition for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system is now available. More than three million people have learned to play guitar and bass through the award-winning Rocksmith® method, the fastest way to learn guitar*.

Rocksmith 2014 Editioncomes with more than 50 tracks to learn from, and as of this month, the total library of songs to choose from across games, including downloadable tracks stands at 500 songs, with new tracks added regularly. This December, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix will make his Rocksmith debut with 12 tracks available free for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system owners through January 31, 2015. The Jimi Hendrix track list, which will be available for purchase after the free limited time offer expires, includes:

  • Bold As Love
  • Castles Made Of Sand
  • Fire
  • Foxey Lady
  • Freedom
  • If 6 Was 9
  • Little Wing
  • Manic Depression
  • Purple Haze
  • Red House
  • The Wind Cries Mary
  • Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Players making the jump to the latest consoles can import previously acquired DLC tracks across systems from the same manufacturer, from Xbox 360 to Xbox One and PlayStation®3 system to PlayStation®4 system without having to repurchase content or pay additional licensing costs. As of this week, Rocksmith 2014 Edition boasts a song library of 500 playable tracks, spanning multiple decades and musical genres.

New to Rocksmith 2014 Edition on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system is the integrated streaming and capture feature players can use to record and share their best performances as well as show off their favorite custom tones from Tone Designer. Now with 1080p HD graphics for greater clarity and visual quality, Rocksmith 2014 Editionis better than ever.

On PlayStation®4 system, Rocksmith 2014 Edition will support Remote Play through PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system where players can view songs at a locked mastery level without any scoring or input required; this is perfect for players looking to review a song in its entirety without feedback, study specific sections of songs or practice in another room.

Two versions of the game are now available. The standard edition includes the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable, a unique 1/4″ to USB cable developed exclusively for Rocksmith, for $79.99 and a digital version is available for $59.99. The Real Tone Cable included with previous Rocksmith versions is also compatible with Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system.

For more information about Rocksmith 2014 Edition, please visit www.rocksmith.com and for information about the free Jimi Hendrix songs offer, please visit rocksmith.com/Hendrix.

CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE DAY ZERO EDITION AVAILABLE AT GLOBAL RETAILERS TODAY

Power changes everything starting today, as Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition is now available worldwide. Eager fans lined up at midnight at thousands of retail locations around the globe to get access to the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, available today. The new title from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., marks the first Call of Duty® game led by developer Sledgehammer Games and the first time for a three-year development cycle.  Advanced Warfare also introduces the exoskeleton – the biggest core movement change in franchise history.  With the power of the exo, players can boost jump, dodge, slam and more through a visceral and compelling new story; built from the ground up multiplayer experience; and a brand new cooperative mode for the complete entertainment package that only Call of Duty can deliver.

“Three years ago we made some big decisions to invest in a three-year development cycle and to enlist Sledgehammer Games to be the first new lead studio for Call of Duty in a decade,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. “We believe that those decisions have paid off, resulting in a fantastic game, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which features a kickass story, an epic performance by Kevin Spacey, beautiful graphics and new core mechanics that make Advanced Warfare even more of an adrenaline rush than Call of Duty already was. And that’s saying something.”

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions a powerful future, where both technology and tactics have evolved to create a ripped-from-the-headlines-of-tomorrow story.  Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons – one of the most powerful men in the world – shaping this chilling vision of the future of war.  Based on plausible technology and extensive research, the all-new story, conceived by the storytellers at Sledgehammer Games, introduces a world where private military corporations (PMCs) wield more might than national governments, and soldiers fight not for country but for profit; militaries for the highest bidder.  These PMCs are outfitted with the latest in combat technology – the exoskeleton – empowering soldiers to overcome enemies with incredible and varied abilities, giving them a whole new way to traverse the battlefield.  This is war like never before.

Calling Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare a passion project is an understatement,” said Glen Schofield, Co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games.  “The studio’s commitment to excellence has driven every decision made about the game, big and small, and has resulted in an unparalleled, packed-to-the-brim experience we’re extremely proud of. 

Michael Condrey, Co-Founder and Studio Head, Sledgehammer Games added: “This represents three years of the team’s dedication to the most ambitious project of our careers.  We’re humbled by the chance to usher in a new era of Call of Duty for fans.  From the rich, narrative-driven single player experience, to the transformational new movements and features of our multiplayer and co-op modes, we cannot wait to share the team’s labor of love with fans.”

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare also drops players into an adrenaline-filled multiplayer experience, allowing fans to take the exoskeleton and its array of special abilities online.  A first for the franchise, the power of the exoskeleton introduces all-new ways to maneuver combat situations on the ground and in the air, alongside an arsenal of futuristic weapon technology that affords players more ways to take opponents on, all while maintaining the signature breakneck Call of Duty multiplayer feel.  Fans have more options than ever when customizing their multiplayer soldier with the new Create-an-Operator system, featuring gear and appearance personalization from head to toe.  Players and their tailor-made advanced soldiers will benefit from the all-new Supply Drop system, unlocking weapons, gear and cosmetic items through extended play.  With 13 included maps out of the box and several new modes, Advanced Warfare is the complete multiplayer package.  

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare also debuts Exo-Survival, a 1-4-player, new cooperative experience. The new mode is a frenetic, cooperative battle to fight off waves of unrelenting exoskeleton-suited enemies in a struggle to stay alive. Players can upgrade their weapons, exo abilities, scorestreaks, perks and more as they try to survive. Communication, teamwork and positioning are crucial components for a successful strategy to handle the Exo-Survival swarm.  

In addition to up to 24 hours of early access, the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition also gives players access to two custom in-game weapons, the AK-12G assault rifle and Crossbow-B2,  a full day of double XP on November 3, and access to the Advanced Arsenal. The Advanced Arsenal consists of an in-game custom Bullet Brass exoskeleton and in-game custom EM1 Quantum weapon.

Also available today, is the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass. The Season Pass lets gamers access four Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Map Packs to be released in 2015 at a bundled discount (discount based on a Season Pass suggested retail price of $49.99, and four individual DLC Map Packs at a suggested retail price of $15 each). With Season Pass, gamers get instant access to the Atlas Gorge Bonus Multiplayer Map, a re-envisioning of the fan favorite Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare® map. Pipeline. The DLC Map Packs will be available on the Xbox Live online entertainment network from Microsoft first and pricing and release dates may vary by platform.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, is developed by Sledgehammer Games specifically for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PC, and is available via direct digital download.  A current gen version for Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is developed by High Moon Studios. The title is rated M for Mature with Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Strong Language.

The Xbox One Limited Edition Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Console Bundle, available from Microsoft at a suggested retail price of $499, features a 1TB hard drive, custom console, custom controller and Limited Edition exoskeleton, plus a digital copy of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition. 

For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com, www.facebook.com/callofduty,www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram

 

 

Lords of the Fallen Launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and CI Games today announce the launch of the highly anticipated action-RPG title Lords of the Fallen, available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system  and the Xbox One®, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft,  across the Americas today. Developed and published by Poland based CI Games in conjunction with Germany based Deck 13, Lords of the Fallen is set in a medieval fantasy world ruled by a fallen god where players embark on a quest to challenge the lords and generals of a demonic army with satisfying action-RPG combat that will test players’ skills in both sword and sorcery.

Lords of the Fallen places players in the role of Harkyn, a man that has accumulated numerous tattoos carved across his face due to a life with an abundance of sinful transgressions. As Harkyn, players will battle in decrepit monasteries, dank catacombs and locations unknown across a planet ravaged by a ruthless god imprisoned for his greed.

Lords of the Fallen delivers a truly epic Action-RPG experience to players looking for their next medieval adventure for their PlayStation 4 or Xbox One,” says Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “The power of these next-gen consoles has allowed CI Games and Deck 13 to deliver a visceral and brutal adventure, taking players through Harkyn’s plight as he battles with evil with the hopes of earning redemption and saving mankind.”

“The teams at CI Games and Deck 13 have worked extremely hard to create a truly unique and hard-hitting adventure in Lords of the Fallen,” says Marek Tyminski, CEO of CI Games. “Lords of the Fallen has been a labor of love for our development teams; everyone involved can’t wait to see players sink their teeth into the game and have a go at Harkyn’s merciless exploits within the game.”

Players will select one of three classes to establish their battle style: the powerful Warrior, the fast and nimble Rogue, or supernatural Cleric. Each class provides a unique combat experience with different abilities and weapons to collect and use. A deep and skill-focused combat system gives players a large variety of weapons, armor, and upgrades to explore and test for powerful combos and added replayability.

Lords of the Fallen is available now throughout the Americas on PlayStation 4 system and Xbox One.

 

Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Season Pass Trailer

We have the Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass Trailer

Lock in a full season of amazing content with the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass, all for one great low price.

The Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass includes:

  • – Four epic DLC packs
  • – Early access to bonus DLC weapons
  • – Atlas Gorge, a bonus Multiplayer map available immediately at launch

Learn more about the Season Pass: http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare/season-pass

Pre-order the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition now and get up to 24 hours early access! http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare/buy

For the latest intel follow these links:
Web: http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CallofDuty and https://www.facebook.com/sledgehammergames
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CallofDuty and https://twitter.com/SHGames
Instagram: http://instagram.com/callofduty

 

Grand Theft Auto V: Details on Exclusive Content for Returning Players on PS4, Xbox One and PC

To reward loyal GTAV fans for coming back to the newer, more detailed version of Los Santos and Blaine County, Rockstar has created an array of exclusive items specifically for returning players – with each of these items connected to activities designed for players to experience the game’s massive world in new and exciting ways.

Please see below for some of the new items and activities that will be available for returning players, as well as some additional information about the upcoming versions of Grand Theft Auto V, out November 18, 2014  for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and coming to PC on January 27, 2015.

The Dodo seaplane: It may take a little firepower to get your hands on this highly versatile GTA classic.
The Dodo seaplane: It may take a little firepower to get your hands on this highly versatile GTA classic.

New Events & Rewards
Encounter new events happening all across the world, and complete the challenges they present to unlock exclusive new vehicles like the menacing Imponte Duke O’Death and that veritable GTA classic bird of flight, the Dodo seaplane
.

The Imponte Duke ODeath
The Imponte Duke O’Death: As you might expect, when you first stumble upon this near-indestructible mayhem machine, trouble will follow. Deal with it judiciously and this beauty’s all yours.

Murder Mystery
As Michael, follow a trail of cryptic clues to unravel a grisly murder mystery.  Put the clues together and you’ll unlock two Noir Style Filters, which will give your Story Mode gameplay and Snapmatic photos the feel of a gritty old school crime classic.

Get to the bottom of a murder mystery that strikes right at the heart of Los Santos' most cherished industry.
Get to the bottom of a murder mystery that strikes right at the heart of Los Santos’ most cherished industry.

Weapons: The Rail Gun & Hatchet
Obliterate your adversaries with the high-powered, high-velocity Rail Gun. This piece of experimental military technology also has its own set of Shooting Range Challenges at your local Ammu-Nation shooting range. Or hack and slash foes up close and personal with the brutal Hatchet melee weapon.

The futuristic new Rail Gun unloads powerful rounds of explosive ammunition upon foes.
The futuristic new Rail Gun unloads powerful rounds of explosive ammunition upon foes.

Wildlife Photography Challenge
There are new species of animals across Los Santos and Blaine County, and the LS Tourist Board needs someone to document them. As Franklin, catalog unique animal species scattered across the map to unlock the special Kraken Sub.

Completing the Wildlife Photography Challenge will unlock the Kraken Sub.
Completing the Wildlife Photography Challenge will unlock the Kraken Sub.

Stock Car Races
Win a series of new Stock Car Races to earn unique custom Muscle Cars adorned with logos from some of the companies that made this country great.

Finish first in the new Stock Car Races to earn new Muscle Cars.
Finish first in the new Stock Car Races to earn new Muscle Cars.

Monkey Mosaics
A mysterious street artist is tagging walls all across town with his simian-inspired silhouettes. Track down and photograph them all to earn new monkey outfits (available to all players) and a special Go Go Monkey Blista exclusively for returning players.

Take to the skies in the faster and more maneuverable Xero Blimp.
Take to the skies in the faster and more maneuverable Xero Blimp.

New Vehicles and More
Grind up the Los Santos freeways (and over anybody in your path) with the Cheval Marshall monster truck and take to the skies in a faster and more maneuverable Blimp, compliments of Xero Gas.

There will also be a bounty of content for all players, new and returning, to discover – including a fleet of classic GTA vehicles and a few more surprises we’ve got planned that you’ll have to discover for yourself come game day. And as previously announced, current GTA Online players on PS3 and Xbox 360 will be able to pick up where they left off, transferring their characters and progression seamlessly to their choice of PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC (Social Club membership required).

Few objects are an obstacle for the intimidating Cheval Marshall.
Few objects are an obstacle for the intimidating Cheval Marshall.

In addition, anyone who pre-orders the game will receive a bonus of GTA$1M ($500k for Story Mode and $500k for use in Grand Theft Auto Online). We’ve also received tons of great questions from excited fans about what’s in store for the game. Below are some of the more frequent ones we’ve gotten that we’re able to shed a little light on – and stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks. Remember, you can always send us your questions at mouthoff@rockstargames.com, or shoot us a tweet at @RockstarGames. If you’ve got feedback about what you’d like to see in GTA Online specifically, don’t hesitate to drop our dev team a line at GTAOnline@rockstargames.com.

What about the exclusive in-game content I originally received for purchasing the PS3 or Xbox 360 Special Edition or Collectors Edition last year? Will I be able to access that content on PS4, Xbox One or PC?
Yes, if you purchased the Special Edition or the Collector’s Edition last year, when you upgrade to one of the new systems, you will automatically have those items unlocked and accessible. Those in-game bonuses include the Stunt Plane Trials, Bonus Outfits and Tattoos, and the Pistol .50, Bullpup Shotgun and melee Hammer all for Story Mode use; as well as the Custom Classic GTA Parent Characters and the high-end Khamelion electric car for GTA Online. Furthermore, if you missed out on your chance to buy a CE or SE the last time around, we will also make all of that content available for all players on PS4, Xbox One and PC to earn and acquire with in-game cash (original SE and CE owners will not have to spend any in-game cash to obtain them, they will automatically be accessible upon upgrade).

Can you only make the GTA Online character progress transfer once?
If I transfer my GTA Online character to the new systems, will I still be able to play with him/her on my PS3 or Xbox 360?
Yes, you will only be able to transfer your character once. After transferring your character to PS4, Xbox One or PC, you can continue playing with him/her on your PS3 or Xbox 360 but the progress you make while playing is not shared to the character you transferred to your new version.

Will PC players also receive the exclusive upgrade content like the Dodo and Dukes?
Yes indeed! The content detailed above will be available to returning players on all three new platforms.

Will any of these updates being made for the new systems be also made available for the previous generation of consoles?
The vastly enhanced graphics and many other gameplay updates on the new versions of Grand Theft Auto V are really only made possible by virtue of the powerful new hardware of the new consoles and PC. Some of the other updates such as the upgrade content detailed above are being designed exclusively as a reward for returning players so those will not be released on the previous versions; however do stay tuned for more updates to be made available for Grand Theft Auto Online across all platforms and we’ll have more information on that soon.

Will my created Jobs transfer over to the new systems?
Yes, any Jobs you’ve published in GTA Online using the Creator tool will transfer over so that you and others can continue playing them on the new platforms. Please be aware however that Leaderboards, Snapmatics, Playlists and bookmarks are unique to the console generation you made them on so those will not carry over. (GTAV photographers should get ready to take all-new high-res Snapmatics!)

Will 30-person GTA Online sessions include competitive modes such as Races and Deathmatches?
Yes, they will! GTA Online on the new systems will support 30 players not just in Free Roam but in competitive modes as well (unless of course the Job you’re playing has been designed to be set to a specifically lower player max). We look forward to seeing what unique matches the community can create for a vastly increased number of players.


We know there’s many other questions players have about the new releases as well so please stay tuned for more information to come in the weeks ahead.

 

Kalypso Confirms Official Tropico 5 Xbox 360 Release Date with New Pre-Launch Trailer

El Presidente has spoken, the borders are open and soon the island shall be released from the political stranglehold of PC and will be free for visit from players of all platforms! Tropico 5 for the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft is now officially confirmed for a November 11 release. To celebrate, El Presidente would like to share his latest experiment in video propaganda with any fans thinking of starting a new life on the pleasant island of Tropico. Watch the official pre-launch trailer below for a brief overview of Tropico’s booming llama industry, slightly below-average housing standard and overwhelming natural beauty.

The Limited Special Edition package includes:

  • ‘The ‘Bayo del Olfato’ DLC
  • Bonus ‘The Big Cheese’ DLC included!
  • A printed Tropico passport
  • Your very own Tropico postcard!

Tropico 5 is out across North America on Xbox 360 via retail and Xbox Live Marketplace on November 11 – with a PlayStation®4 version coming in early 2015. Tropico 5 is also out now on PC, Mac & SteamOS – for more information visit the official Tropico 5 website: www.worldoftropico.com.

About Tropico 5 Packed with a whole host of new gameplay features and all new artwork designed from scratch, Tropico 5 takes the series into a new and exciting direction – dynasties!

You, as El Presidente, will first take control of the infamous island of Tropico during early colonial times and then guide it through the centuries as the world changes and moves ever forward. You must tackle the changing needs of your people, as well as opposing governments and factions, and thus lay the foundations for your own dynasty. As you move through your years in office you can promote members of your extended family on the island to positions of power: such as ambassador, commanding general or even Supreme Ruler, to ensure your legacy thrives through the eras.

As well as a wealth of other new features, including advanced trading mechanics, technology, scientific research trees and island exploration, Tropico 5 will add cooperative and competitive multiplayer for the first time in the series’ history! Viva El Presidente!

For more information on Tropico 5 please visit the official Tropico 5 website at www.worldoftropico.com.

NBA LIVE 15 LAUNCHES TODAY

Coinciding with the tip-off of the NBA season, today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) officially launched NBA LIVE 15 for Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. NBA LIVE 15 strives to capture the excitement of the NBA through incredible visuals, fun and responsive gameplay and innovative, connected modes like Learn LIVE and LIVE Season. Fans who purchase NBA LIVE 15 and connect online between October 28 and November 6 will also receive $30 of bonus packs in NBA LIVE 15 Ultimate Team*.

NBA LIVE 15 includes 500+ core gameplay improvements, delivering a truly fluid, fun and authentic basketball gaming experience that features complete overhauls in passing, shooting and dribbling. Simplified dribble controls make it easier than ever to pull off impressive moves, and enhanced passing and player locomotion lead to more fluid ball movement and better transitions in fast breaks. Brand-new shot quality and timing feedback systems help players better understand when they have a good look at the basket, as well as whether they’re releasing the ball too early, too late or right on time. All-new real-time physics on dunks and layups replicate some of the NBA’s most physical plays.

Reimagined visuals drop you courtside alongside the game’s biggest stars. Digital athletes draw a striking resemblance to their real-world counterparts, and react with excitement and emotion when big moments happen on the court. The scanning that makes players look so great has also been extended to shoes, jerseys, accessories and more, adding a level of detail never before seen in the series.

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The fan-favorite LIVE Seasons mode returns this year, ensuring you’ll never miss a beat during the NBA season with new content updated daily, all season long. New Hot Spot Challenges within BIG Moments task players with replicating game-defining moments from real-world NBA games as closely as possible, while NBA Rewind lets you replay entire contests, jumping in and out whenever you like. Replicate (or stop) a big run from last night’s marquee matchup, hop in to take the game-winning shot, replay the entire game from tip-off to final whistle or anything in between. Content in LIVE Seasons is refreshed throughout the NBA Season, so there’s always something new to do.

“I’m so proud of what our team has accomplished this year, and am very happy fans are finally getting their chance to play NBA LIVE 15, “ said Executive Producer Sean O’Brien. “We know we’ve got a lot to prove, but I think this year’s game takes a big step towards getting the NBA LIVE franchise back to its place as one of the premiere sports video games out there.”

NBA LIVE 15 is developed in Orlando, Florida, by EA Tiburon and is available now for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. To learn more about NBA LIVE 15, visit http://www.easports.com/nba-live.