Roll Out! Transformers Universe Beta and New Trailer is Go

2014 is the launch year for Transformers Universe and the start of an epic journey as you #testyourmetal. A Massively Online Tactical Action game (MOTA), Transformers Universe offers fast-paced, battle-centric, tactical action with game modes for core gamers, casual gamers and Transformers enthusiasts alike. As Commander of a new squad of bots, you will recruit, maintain and battle others with a unique collection of Transformers warriors created in collaboration with our friends at Hasbro.

Transformers Universe is set to launch this summer, you can sign-up for the BETA now at www.transformersuniverse.com

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UBISOFT ANNOUNCES FAR CRY CLASSIC

Ubisoft announced today that Far Cry Classic, already announced in EMEA territories, will be available in the US for download on Microsoft Xbox LIVE for the Microsoft Xbox® 360 and on the Sony PlayStation Network for the Sony PlayStation® 3 on February 11, 2014 and will be rated “M” for Mature.   

Return to where it all began with Far Cry Classic and relive the game that left a legacy.  With graphical enhancements, revamped cut-scenes, and a fresh new user interface, Far Cry Classic allows players to experience all the action and chilling gameplay that made Far Cry legendary.  

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It’s another beautiful day in paradise…or is it?  Step into the shoes of Jack Carver, a ship captain unwittingly trapped on a remote tropical island and hunted by an unrelenting team of highly trained mercenaries.  Choose firepower, strategy, or stealth, and use your freedom in massive open environments. 

It’s never too late to rediscover a classic. 

The LEGO Movie Videogame Now Available

The LEGO Movie Videogame is now available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo DS and PC. Released today alongside “The LEGO Movie,” this awesome adventure harnesses the power of the Master Builders for a LEGO experience unlike any other.

Step into a LEGO® game unlike any other and become a true Master Builder!  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced The LEGO Movie Videogame is now available in retail stores for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita, Wii U™, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held, and Windows PC.

The LEGO Movie Videogame, released with the highly anticipated “The LEGO Movie,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S, takes players on an awesome adventure through fantastical LEGO worlds, including Bricksburg, Cloud Cuckoo Land and the Wild West of Flatbush Gulch. And for the first time ever in a LEGO game, all environments are made entirely of digital LEGO bricks.

“We challenged ourselves to introduce a new element never-before-seen in any LEGO game and did that with environments made entirely out of LEGO bricks, giving players more authentic opportunities to interact with the world around them,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “This is a chance for every LEGO builder to collect LEGO instruction pages and harness the powers of the Master Builders.”

Based on the humorous and action-packed events from the film, The LEGO Movie Videogame a character prophesized to save the world from an evil LEGO tyrant.  Using the abilities of more than 90 characters inspired by the film, which include an unlikely cast from some of the world’s most beloved and well-knowing properties, including DC Comics Super Heroes like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, family members of all ages will navigate 15 exciting levels in the console version and 45 action-packed missions in the handheld version.  With unexpected moments and twists at every level, gamers will build their way -through a uniquely LEGO adventure on their ultimate mission to bring creativity to their LEGO world.

Among the playable characters in the game are fan-favorites from the film like Emmet, voiced by Chris Pratt; Vitruvius, voiced by Morgan Freeman; Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks; Batman, voiced by Will Arnett; and Lord Business, voiced by Will Ferrell.

The LEGO Movie Videogame is rated “E10+” for everyone 10 and older by the ESRB and is now available for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for the suggested retail price of $59.99, for Xbox 360, PS3™ and Wii U™ for the suggested retail price of $49.99, PS®Vita and Nintendo 3DS™ for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and Windows PC for the suggested retail price of $29.99.

Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary – Out on Blu-ray May 6th

On May 6, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will commemorate the four-decade birthday of the great comedy classic Blazing Saddles, by releasing a new 40th Anniversary Blu-ray highlighted by a new featurette Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks’ Wild, Wild West in which Mel Brooks reflects on his own movie-making chutzpah, Blazing Saddles’ lasting cultural impact on audiences of all generations, and alongside co-stars Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn, proves why his film is, without a doubt, the funniest and most outrageous film ever made. Blazing Saddles 40th Anniversary Bu-ray will also include 10 quotable art cards with funny quotes and images from the film, plus vintage extra content including Brooks’ commentary, cast reunion documentary, and “Black Bart,” the 1975 television pilot inspired by the movie. The Blu-ray will be available for $24.98 SRP.

The unforgettable Brooks comedy, one of Warner Bros.’ most successful ever, is listed as #6 on American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the best comedies of all time – “AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs. First released in 1974, Blazing Saddles grossed nearly $120 million at the domestic box office and has sold more than 4.6 million DVDs. The Western film genre spoof is one of Brooks’ top commercially successful films, along with Young Frankenstein, also released that same year. Brooks’ other film highlights include The Producers, High Anxiety, Silent Movie, History of the World: Part I and To Be or Not to Be.

Mel Brooks is one of only seven people who have earned all four major entertainment prizes — the Tony®, the Emmy®, the Grammy® and the Oscar®.

Brooks started as a writer for Sid Caesar on “Your Show of Shows” in 1951. Later he created with Buck Henry the popular spy sitcom “Get Smart.”  Brooks received his first Emmy® Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy-Variety in 1967 for “The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris Special.” He later earned three more Emmys for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for “Mad About You.”

In the ‘60s, Brooks teamed with Carl Reiner for their best-selling “2000 Year Old Man” comedy album series, which continued in various versions for the next four decades. It received two Grammy® nominations and one Grammy win.

Brooks’ earned his Oscar® for The Producers, for Best Original Screenplay (1968). The film later became the basis for the hit Broadway musical of the same name, which won Brooks three Tony® Awards (2001 Musical Book, Original Musical Score and Musical) and two Grammy Awards (2001, Best Musical Show Album “The Producers” and Best Long Form Music Video “Recording The Producers: A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks”).

In addition to his own films, which include The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History Of The World Part I, To Be or Not To Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men In Tights and Dracula: Dead And Loving It,  Brooks has produced, under his own Brooksfilms Limited banner, The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances and 84 Charing Cross Road, among others.

In 2009 Brooks was one of the five recipients of The Kennedy Center Honors and in 2013 he received AFI’s Life Achievement Award.

Blazing Saddles stars Cleavon Little as an unlikely sheriff in the town of Rock Ridge, Harvey Korman as the villain, Madeline Kahn as a Marlene Dietrich-style chanteuse, Gene Wilder as the wacko Waco Kid and Brooks himself as a dimwitted politico. Once the lunatic film gets started, logic is lost in a blizzard of gags, jokes, quips, puns and outrageous assaults upon good taste or any taste at all. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards®– Supporting Actress for Kahn, Best Editing and Best Song.

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DVD extra content includes:

  • Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks’ Wild, Wild WestAll new!

Vintage Elements:

  • Commentary by Mel Brooks
  • Back in the Saddle cast/crew reunion documentary
  • Black Bart – 1975 TV pilot inspired by the movie; starring Lou Gossett Jr. and Steve Landesberg
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Note: All enhanced content listed above is subject to change.

 

UBISOFT ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE AND NEW TRAILER FOR CHILD OF LIGHT

Ubisoft has confirmed that Child of Light™ will release on April 30, 2014 and has also released a new trailer for the turn based RPG set in the magical world of Lemuria.  The game will be available for download for $14.99 on Microsoft Xbox LIVE for the Microsoft Xbox® 360 and Microsoft Xbox® One, the Sony PlayStation Network for the Sony PlayStation® 3 and Sony PlayStation® 4, the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U, and Steam for PC and is rated “Everyone 10+.”

The game is created by a small team of seasoned developers based in Ubisoft Montreal.  Child of Light has been developed on Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework, a powerful engine that lets programmers and artists bring their art to life by allowing original concept art to be inserted unedited into the game world.  In Child of Light, the effect is that playing becomes akin to stepping into an interactive painting.

Child of Light is a reimagining of classic fairytales, inviting players on an epic adventure into the magical painted world of Lemuria.  Players will uncover mysteries, participate in turn-by-turn combat inspired by classic JRPGs, and explore a mystical kingdom.  The game puts players in the shoes of Aurora, a child stolen from her home, who, in her quest to return, must bring back the sun, the moon and the stars held captive by the mysterious Queen of the Night.  Helped by her companion Igniculus the firefly and several unlikely allies, Aurora will face her darkest fears, including dragons and other mystical creatures in this modern take on a coming-of-age story.

For more information please visit http://www.childoflight.ubi.com

Double Dragon: Neon Now Available on Steam

Midnight City, the recently founded indie label of Majesco Entertainment Company an innovative is proud to announce Double Dragon: Neon is now available for Windows PC via Steam, listed at a tasty $9.99.

Building on the highly successful release on console, the PC version sports full Steam integration and online cooperative play for a true Double Dragon experience. In its console debut, Double Dragon: Neon revitalized the franchise with an updated look and good ol’ fashioned street fights. The world’s most iconic arcade brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee are back in a reboot of the classic side-scrolling, beat-em-up that fueled a generation of gamers. When Marian is kidnapped by the evil forces of the Shadow Warriors gang, the brothers set out to win her back and take down their chief nemesis Skullmageddon. Along the way, players will take on hordes of street-gangs, guzzle gallons of soda, and rock out to some stellar tunes in the form of ability-enhancing mixtapes.

Fans of the series can expect all of the classic Double Dragon action, including punches, kicks, and some of the gnarliest thugs around! In addition, players have a dedicated evade button that makes it just a little easier to avoid enemy attacks. When timed perfectly, evading an attack can boost offensive strength for a short time for some devastating results. In local and online co-op, players can ‘high-five’ to share health, ‘psych’ up their comrades for special moves, and revive their fallen partner. As the duo beats their way through five beautifully rendered environments, they’ll come across soda to restore health, key items, and mix-tapes scattered throughout each level. The tapes have unique abilities, and players can equip two tapes at once to create some killer combinations. In addition, tapes also stack allowing players to customize and intensify the effects of each cassette.

The incredibly radicool official soundtrack is available for free or donation via composer Jake Kauffman’s website, for those who just can’t get enough! http://virt.bandcamp.com/album/double-dragon-neon

ARMA 3 – helicopter-borne air assault video

Bohemia Interactive today kicked off the third season of their official Community Guide video series for Arma 3™. Walking through the preparation, insertion and extraction stages, Andrew Gluck (better known as Dslyecxi) from ShackTactical explains what it takes to conduct a successful helicopter-borne air assault.

Arma 3 is available for purchase on Steam and Store.bistudio.com (44.99 EUR/39.99 GBP/59.99 USD). There is also a Digital Deluxe Edition available (49.99 EUR/42.99 GBP/64.99 USD), which includes digital extras such as the Arma 3 soundtrack, maps of Altis and Stratis, a 350-page tactical guide, and a Steam version of the original Arma: Cold War Assault. A boxed version of Arma 3 is sold at many of the major retailers.

CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 THE VOID SWORD REVEALED

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc has revealed the first in a new series of videos, highlighting the innovative new weaponry and abilities available in the upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.

With the conclusion to the ‘Lords of Shadow’ series releasing on February 25th, the publisher has issued the first video detailing key armaments within the new game. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 introduces an improved combat system, with Dracula earning a series of powerful weapons and abilities as he progresses through the game.

Central to this new format is the Void Sword, a mystical weapon with incredible restorative properties. The Void Sword is the focus of this first trailer, and the weapon itself is found early on in the game. Once obtained, the Void Sword allows Dracula to add his enemies’ health to his own with every strike. It is a hugely effective weapon, and becomes a focal point of the vampire’s arsenal.

The new 50-second trailer shows the sword in full flow, against multiple foes and the game’s larger adversaries. Stay tuned for more gameplay updates in the lead up to Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2’s release.