Video Game News: Overwatch Out Now!

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The world could always use more heroes”—and today, the watch begins for gamers around the globe. After drawing more than 9.7 million players to Blizzard Entertainment’s biggest open beta ever, Overwatch®—the company’s team-based first-person shooter—is now live on Windows® PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One! 

As players compete in matches—win or lose—they’ll level up and earn Loot Boxes; each containing an assortment of in-game credits or up to four cosmetic items to customize their heroes, including skins, sprays, voice lines, and new animations. Loot Boxes can also contain legendary skins that dramatically alter their heroes’ appearance, such as the dashing and adventurous Safari Winston, or Young Genji—a version of Overwatch’s mysterious ninja from before he received his cybernetic enhancements.

Windows PC, PS4, and Xbox One gamers can join the fight for the future today by purchasingOverwatch: Origins Edition for a suggested retail price of £54.99 on console and £44.99 on PC from www.playoverwatch.com/buyOverwatch: Origins Edition comes with a collection of hero skins that provide players with insight into five characters’ pasts—Blackwatch Reyes (Reaper), Strike-Commander Morrison (Soldier: 76), Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, and Slipstream Tracer—as well as a cache of goodies for several Blizzard Entertainment games, including glowing Mercy wings for Diablo® III, a Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft®, a set of heroic StarCraft® IIportraits, an Overwatch-themed Hearthstone® card back, and the playable Tracer hero for Heroes of the Storm®.

Overwatch is also available in a limited-edition, retail-only Collector’s Edition (SRP: £99.99, Windows/PS4/Xbox One), which contains all of the content listed above along with a full-color source book, the Overwatch soundtrack, and a high-quality collectible statue of Soldier: 76—the vigilante alter ego of former Overwatch commander Jack Morrison. Quantities are limited; players should check with their local retailer for availability. Windows PC gamers also have the option to download a digital PC edition (SRP: £29.99, digital only), which includes all 21 heroes and provides players with the core Overwatch experience.

Players on any platform looking to augment their collection of skins, sprays, and other cosmetic goodies may also purchase the same Loot Boxes that they can earn through gameplay in quantities of 2 for  £1.59, 5 for  £3.99, 11 for £7.99 , 24 for £15.99, and 50 for £31.99. Console pricing may vary by region.

In addition to the English version, Overwatch has been localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, European Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and traditional and simplified Chinese. Overwatch has been rated PEGI 12.  

 

For more information about Overwatch, visit www.playoverwatch.com

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Video Game News: Overwatch Animated Short ‘Hero’

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Old habits die hard for one ex-Overwatch agent in our fourth and final animated short for this season: “Hero.” Watch it now and then begin your watch May 24 on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One: http://www.buyoverwatch.com 



“Hero” follows the masked vigilante Soldier: 76 on a personal mission to Dorado where he’s set to investigate the illegal activities of the Los Muertos gang—but an unexpected complication threatens to compromise his objective.

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Video Game News: Battleborn’s First Double XP Weekend and New DLC Character Dated

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2K and Gearbox Software announced this morning that Alani, the first of five new free playable characters for Battleborn will release on May 31st on all platforms and May 24th for both Season Pass holders and PlayStation 4 Open Beta participants. Additionally, this weekend Gearbox and 2K are hosting a Battleborn Double XP event, running from Friday, May 20th at 8am PDT to Wednesday, May 25th at 8am PDT, for players to earn twice the experience points from all Story Mode episodes and Competitive Multiplayer matches.


First discussed in detail at Gearbox Software’s panel during PAX East, Alani is a member of the Eldrid faction who was raised as a healer but forced to be a warrior, and is all that remains of her order after Rendain’s Jennerit Imperium stole the oceans from her world. As a warrior from a planet with vast seas, Alani’s attacks and abilities revolve around her power to control water to dish out pain, or heal her fellow Battleborn. At PAX East, Gearbox also teased what the other free post-launch DLC characters might look like – 

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For full details on Alani’s release and Double XP Weekend, please see the official blog post announcement here: https://battleborn.com/en/news/view/alani-release-date-double-xp-event-and-more and here https://battleborn.com/en/news/view/battleplan-2

Battleborn is rated PEGI 16 and is available worldwide on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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Video Game News: LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens – Poe Dameron Spotlight

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released the first video in a series ofLEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens character vignettes, spotlighting decorated X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, one of the Resistance’s most-trusted operatives. The video also features original dialogue from actor Oscar Isaac who plays Poe Dameron inStar Wars: The Force Awakens.



LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on June 28, 2016 and marks the triumphant return of the No. 1 LEGO videogame franchise, immersing fans in the new Star Wars adventure like never before. Players can relive the epic action from the blockbuster film in a way that only LEGO can offer, featuring all of the storylines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens. The game will also feature exclusive playable content exploring New Adventures set in the time leading up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, providing further insight about the new movie and its characters. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Steam (Windows PC).

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Video Game News: Deep Silver to Publish SNK’s The King of Fighters XIV’ Across EU

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Deep Silver has announced their partnership with SNK to publish the hotly anticipated fighting game, THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV (*KOF XIV) in Europe. KOF bursts onto the next generation for the first time in KOF XIV, continuing it’s 20+ year fighting legacy exclusively for console on PlayStation®4. KOF XIV launches throughout Europe on 26thAugust 2016 for €59.99 / £49.99 at Retail and Digital.

“We are looking forward to adding THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV to Deep Silver’s portfolio. Publishing the next instalment of such an iconic fighting series in Europe, the first time on PS4, supplements our roster of Deep Silver games nicely.” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media.

KOF XIV completely refines and expands the series’ fighting mechanics to push its gameplay to the next level. The traditional 3-on-3 BATTLE SYSTEM returns with 19 additional playable characters, meaning 50 in total to choose from. Take the fight online with friends in 6 player PARTY BATTLES over the vastly improved netcode. When in the ring; execute new EX special moves in the enhanced ‘MAX Mode’ and chain your Super Special Moves together using the ‘CLIMAX CANCEL’, all to unleash devastating combos.

KOF XIV is the most accessible title in the franchise, with the newly included ‘RUSH’ feature adding simplified combo inputs for novice fighters. The story continues as  a new saga unfolds in KOF XIV’s single-player story mode. Pre-orders will be available soon for the retail version, offering the Day-One Steelbook edition including the ‘CLASSIC KYO Kusanagi’ DLC costume.

FEATURES RECAP

·        50 fighters battle it out in one of KOF’s biggest rosters! 31 returning fighters join the tournament with 19 additional new characters!

·        Climax Cancels: KOF’s trademark special move mechanic has deeply evolved in KOF XIV. Now chain your special moves together to create ultra-destructive combos!

·        Improved MAX Mode: MAX mode returns deadlier than ever! Unleash EX specials to enhance your attacks and execute even deadlier moves

·        Party Battle Mode: Duke it out together with friends as 6 players in the online “Party Battle” mode! Fight alongside your friends in 3-on-3 versus battles and use the built-in chat features to cheer your team on!

·        Enhanced Online Modes: Create a KOF XIV profile to easily join the action online and fight on the vastly improved netcode. Train with friends in the ‘Online Training’ mode, or spectate battles and capture replays to analyse fights frame-by-frame.

·        A New KOF Saga: Set several years after the last KOF tournament, KOF XIV continues the tale in the robust single-player story mode. Turned into a worldwide business, individuals and companies partake in a new KOF tournament on a grand scale that could decide the fate of the world!

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Video Game News: Bethesda Talk Fallout 4 Far Harbour Releasing 19/5/16

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Get an exclusive look into the making of Fallout 4’s Far Harbor from Bethesda Game Studios. Far Harbor arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on Thursday, May 19th. 



In Far Harbor, a new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? 

Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that Bethesda Game Studios has ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours. 

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Playstation 4 News: Paragon Free Beta Weekend for PS4 and PC 26/5/16 – 30/5/16

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Epic Games is inviting more folks to get a taste of Paragon soon, and will be hosting a Free Beta Weekend for PC and PlayStation 4 from Thursday, May 26 through Monday, May 30.

The doors will be open to anyone who wants to hit the battlefields of Paragon’s Agora and registers here by Wednesday May 25.

Paragon is currently in paid Early Access, with a completely free open beta coming this summer. For more information head over to Paragon.com.

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