Video Game News: Infinity Ward Hosting Live Stream 02/5/16 for CoD Infinite Warfare

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Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward has released a behind-the-scenes video talking about what the franchise means to the team, and what is inspiring them to create the next game in the series.
 

 
Also, they’ve announced a special video stream happening Monday, 2nd May at 6:30 PM BST / 7:30 PM CEST, during which members of the development team will speak to their fans and discuss their bold, new vision for Call of Duty. 

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Video Game News: Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Announced, November 4th Release

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Call of Duty® is returning to its roots for a classic, epic battle of two armies unlike anything seen before in the record-setting series. Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare will launch worldwide Friday, November 4, immersing players in a war story that, for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our solar system. Published by Activision and led by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also be available as the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, which includes the return of the full campaign and 10 multiplayer maps from the famed Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, released in high-definition brilliance as Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered*.

 

Infinite Warfare and the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, featuring Modern Warfare® Remastered, will be available for PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.

 

“This year, we’re both honouring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a bold, new vision from the studio that created the original Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, and an adventure on an insanely epic scale that only Call of Duty could deliver. And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is one of the most beloved games of all-time, reborn for a new generation. We have lovingly remastered it with a whole new level of graphical fidelity and realism that wasn’t possible when the original was released. It’s going to be a great year for Call of Duty players.”

 

“With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “On one hand, this game is the kind of gritty, boots on the ground, visceral war story that Call of Duty is known for. On the other, its future setting takes players on a journey of epic scale and proportions, providing incredible gameplay innovations and new experiences for our fans. This is a grand scale, old-school, all-out war in an epic new-school setting. And it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun.” 

 

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts storytelling front and center in a rich, immersive narrative. Infinity Ward breaks new ground by exploring the weight of leadership and its responsibilities. In a desperate time of overwhelming adversity, the player, as Captain of their own warship, must take command against a relentless enemy. Experienced soldiers are thrust into extraordinary circumstances that will test their training and reveal their true character as they learn to lead and to make the hard decisions necessary to achieve victory. The game also introduces stunning, never before seen environments, new weaponry and inventive player abilities to Call of Duty. The entire campaign – from boots-on-ground combat to piloting high speed space-fighters – occurs as a near seamless experience with few visible loading times, and delivers the hallmark, blockbuster franchise moments that fans love.

 

One of the most critically acclaimed titles in the series, inspired by overwhelming community interest, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is being remastered for current generation consoles. Executive produced by Infinity Ward and developed by Raven, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* puts players into a modern-day action-thriller filled with the heart-stopping moments that made it one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all-time.

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered boasts vibrant current generation visuals, with fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, stunning sound and much more. Fans will relive the full, iconic campaign as they’re transported around the globe with Capt. Price, Gaz and Soap across all the missions from the original game, including “All Ghillied Up,” “Charlie Don’t Surf,” and “Crew Expendable.” Players will also experience the online multiplayer mode that redefined Call of Duty by introducing killstreaks, XP, Prestige and more, and battle head-to-head in 10 fan-favorite maps from the original multiplayer mode, including classics such as “Crash,” “Backlot” and “Crossfire.”

 

“The original Modern Warfare raised the bar on video games and forever will be remembered as one of the best. It’s an honour to be developing the remaster and we are committed to faithfully remastering this classic for Call of Duty fans,” stated Brian Raffel, studio head of Raven Software.  

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is included with the following editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare:

 

·         Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition – Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfareand Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

·         Digital Deluxe Edition – Includes Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass

·         Legacy Pro Edition – Includes Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible Steelbook, official game soundtrack and additional digital items

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Xbox News: DC Universe ‘Free to Play’ MMO Finally on Xbox One!

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Daybreak Game Company has officially released the massively multiplayer online game DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) on Xbox One. Players can download and experience the title for free* directly via the Xbox Games Store. To celebrate the game’s launch, Daybreak Games has created three exclusive items free to download for Xbox One players: the Powered-Up Cape, Powered-Up Emblem and Vapor Aura.



“Xbox One players can finally channel their inner Super Hero – or Super-Villain. Whether they want to run fast like The Flash, fly like Superman or wield ice like Captain Cold, we have more than five years’ worth of content to adventure through in DC Universe Online,” said SJ Muller, DCUO Creative Director. “DCUO is the only MMO set in the DC Comics universe, and its physics-based combat allows players to really feel like they are part of this action-packed Super Hero world.”
In DCUO, players create their own Super Heroes or Super-Villains and equip them with their favorite superpowers to protect or cause chaos in the sprawling comic worlds of Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond. Players can also fight as any of the 40 available iconic DC Comics characters in Legends PvP and PvE game modes, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Flash, Green Arrow and more.

Beyond its core adventures, DCUO has continually rolled out new and ongoing events, stories and challenges through game updates and more than 20 original Episodes. 2016 has already seen the arrival of new content inspired by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Warner Bros. television series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, with Water powers and new content focused on Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Darkseid and Gotham Girls still on the way.

Episodes, as well as Legends characters and powers, are available to purchase individually or can be accessed through DCUO Membership. Xbox One users will be able to access all content currently available, and in the future, all game updates and marketplace additions are planned to release simultaneously across all platforms.

DC Universe Online is the first title from Daybreak Games to be published on Xbox One. It will be joined later this year by the official release of H1Z1®: King of the Kill™ on Xbox One (as well as the PlayStation®4 system and Windows PC).
DCUO recently celebrated its fifth anniversary, having originally launched in 2011 on Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and, later, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

DC Universe Online is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.DCUniverseOnline.com .

*Requires Xbox Live Gold membership.

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Video Game News: Battleborn Launch Trailer!

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With Battleborn’s May 3rd worldwide release imminent, 2K and Gearbox Software unveiled the game’s launch trailer today showcasing the variety of ways to experience Battleborn’s 25 badass characters. In both the episodic story mode or competitive multiplayer modes, players can go in solo or team up in 5-player co-op (and 2-player splitscreen co-op) to save the last star and a universe on the brink of extinction. 



You can find out everything you need to know about Battleborn by following the game on  TwitterTwitch, and Instagram, becoming a fan on Facebook, subscribing on  YouTube and visiting  https://battleborn.com/en/news

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Video Game News: Deus Ex Mankind Divided 101 Trailer

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Square-Enix® and Eidos®-Montréal today released the101 trailer for the much awaited Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™. In this new video, you will follow Adam Jensen, an experienced counterterrorism agent of Task Force 29, as he makes sure that the events of the past won’t repeat themselves.

The year is 2029, and mechanically augmented humans have now been deemed outcasts, living a life of complete and total segregation from the rest of society. Now an experienced covert operative, Adam Jensen is forced to operate in a world that has grown to despise his kind. Armed with a new arsenal of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations, he must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

Narrated by Adam Jensen, this trailer takes the form of a short investigation, showcasing brand new footage of Adam’s apartment and new locations in Europe, including Prague. You’ll learn more about Adam Jensen’s improved augmentations, which help to enhance his infiltration, combat, and hacking capabilities. Additional insights into the storyline will be revealed, and you’ll also discover both old and new acquaintances, all of which have their own agendas. Whether going rogue or by the book, choices never come without consequences. The truth is still yours to reveal.


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 101 trailer can be viewed here.

Details of the various editions of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided available on launch can be found below. The season pass will also be available for purchase on August 23rd for all platforms.

BOXED EDITIONS (PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows PC)

Day One Edition – £54.99 / €69.99 on console, £39.99 / €49.99 on PC
o    Extra in-game mission
o    Covert agent packs: this pack contains a compilation of in-game items, including various weapons, re-skins, and upgrades. Using the wide variety of items included in this pack, you will be able to both sport a custom look, and obtain additional tools to support your play style of choice
o    Digital OST Sampler
o    Digital Books (Mini Artbook + Novella + Comic book)

Collector’s Edition – £109.99 / €129.99 on console, £99.99 / €119.99 on PC
o    All Day-One Edition content
o    Exclusive Black and Gold Prism box
o    9” Adam Jensen Figurine
o    48-Page Artbook
o    Steelbook

DIGITAL EDITIONS (PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Windows PC)
Digital Standard Edition – £49.99 / €69.99 on console, £39.99 / €49.99 on PC
o    Extra in-game mission
o    Covert agent packs: This pack contains a compilation of in-game items, including various weapons, re-skins, and upgrades. Using the wide variety of items included in this pack, you will be able to both sport a custom look, and obtain additional tools to support your play style of choice

Digital Deluxe Edition – £74.99 / €99.99 on console, £64.98 / €79.98 on PC
o    All Digital Standard Edition content
o    Season Pass
Deux Ex: Mankind Divided can now be secured on Xbox Live, PlayStation®Network and PC online stores. Anyone who secures these editions will receive the Digital OST Sampler, Digital Novella, Digital Mini Artbook, and a Digital Comic Book.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will launch on August 23rd for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

Related Links
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Follow @DeusEx on Twitter: twitter.com/DeusEx  
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Playstation News: Coffin Dodgers Racing to PS4 May 3rd

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 Following the successful demo on the Xbox stand at EGX Rezzed, Wales Interactive and Milky Tea Studios, are proud to announce the release date for the dark comedic kart racer, Coffin Dodgers, which launches on PlayStation 4 on May 3rd, followed by Xbox One on May 6th.



Coffin Dodgers sees life in the slow lane become a fast and furious race for your soul! Take on the role of one of seven quirky retirement village residents, each racing on their very own “pimped-up” mobility scooters, armed with a variety of homemade weapons and gadgets to take on anything the Grim Reaper and his army of zombies may throw at them. Invite your friends to the 2-4 Split-Screen Multiplayer Mode and cause mayhem with the player-to-player ragdoll combat in the 3D open world! Watch the trailer and download the press kit here.

Game Features

  • “Road Rash” style player-to-player combat with wacky weapons and geriatric gadgets.
  • Character ragdoll physics!
  • Upgradable mobility scooters with modifications to suit your driving style.
  • Select from 7 old, quirky but full of life retirement village residents.
  • Unlock and play as the Grim Reaper himself!

Game Modes

  • Invite your friends to the 2-4 Split-Screen Multiplayer Mode!
  • Battle your way through a Single-Player Story Mode with races and challenges set around the beautifully crafted Sunny Pines retirement village.
  • Challenge yourself with the 3D open world “Crazy Granddad” Mode.

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Nintendo News: Nintendo NX Console Release Date Revealed As New Zelda Game Delayed Again

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Nintendo announced a variety of updates during the earnings announcement for its full fiscal year, ended March 31. These updates included the first information about Nintendo’s next video game system, code-named NX.

“As we report the results of the last fiscal year, we also look forward to an exciting period ahead with further growth in our mobile business, new products for our dedicated video game systems and continued progress in our efforts to increase the number of consumers experiencing our IP through games, licensing and expanded entertainment,” said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima.

For a complete overview of Nintendo’s financial announcements, as well as changes to Nintendo’s governance system, please visit Nintendo’s Investor Relations website athttps://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en. Announcement highlights include:

· Miitomo: Nintendo’s first app for smartphones and tablets has already crossed 10 million unique users worldwide. The free-to-start social experience app launched in Japan on 17th March and in a variety of other countries, including the UK, on 31st March.
Along with these outstanding user numbers, Nintendo also has, to date, sparked more than 300 million conversations in Miitomo.
In addition, users can insert their Mii characters into photos to create unique “Miifotos” that can be shared through various social media. As of now, more than 20 million Miifotos have been created.
To celebrate Miitomo reaching 10 million users, Nintendo will run a special 10-day “Celebrating 10 Million Users!” promotion between 29th April and 8th May.

· Nintendo’s Next Mobile Apps: Building on the positive consumer reaction to Miitomo, Nintendo announced that its next two mobile apps would be based on the familiar and beloved Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing franchises.
Nintendo plans to release both of these applications this autumn. As for the former app, while making it more accessible in comparison to the Fire Emblem games for Nintendo’s dedicated gaming systems, Nintendo aims to offer the great value of a role-playing strategy game. Nintendo will design the latter game so that it will be connected with the world of Animal Crossing for dedicated gaming systems. By playing both Animal Crossing games, users will find increased enjoyment. Both of these are pure game applications.
Compared to Miitomo, they have more prominent game elements, and the game content will tie closely into Nintendo’s dedicated games business.

Nintendo will provide more details about these applications closer to their launch period, and aims to have multiple types of apps that appeal to different audiences and different groups of players.

· NX: Nintendo previously announced that it would release more information about its next system, code-named NX, this year.
As the first announcement of any NX information, Nintendo confirmed that NX is scheduled to launch in March 2017. NX will not make an appearance at the upcoming E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles in June and will be unveiled later this year.

· The Legend of Zelda: The latest instalment in this classic series is scheduled to launch simultaneously for both Wii U and NX, and both versions of the game have been in development in tandem. Because developers need more time to polish the game, it will launch in 2017, but it will be the focus of Nintendo’s presence at E3.
· E3: Nintendo changes its approach to the show every year. This June, Nintendo will focus its attentions on the upcoming game in The Legend of Zelda series. The Wii U version of the game will be playable for the first time on the E3 show floor, and it will be the only playable game Nintendo presents at the show, in order to provide attendees a complete immersion. Additional information about Nintendo’s E3 plans will be announced in the future.

For further updates:
Wii U website http://www.wiiu.co.uk
Nintendo 3DS website http://www.nintendo3ds.co.uk
Miiverse website https://miiverse.nintendo.net/
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Isabelle from Animal Crossing on Twitter https://twitter.com/AC_Isabelle
Nintendo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo
Wii U on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WiiU
Nintendo 3DS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DS
Animal Crossing on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalCrossing
The Legend of Zelda on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LegendofZelda
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo UK on Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/nintendouk
Nintendo of Europe on Twitch http://www.twitch.tv/team/nintendo
Nintendo of Europe on Instagram https://instagram.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Instagram https://instagram.com/nintendouk/

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