PlayStation News: NieR Automata Now Available on PS4

Join the battle between androids and machines in NieR: Automata available now in Europe and PAL territories for the PlayStation 4 .

Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., NieR: Automata delivers the perfect mix of action and RPG gameplay. In NieR: Automata, players will embark on a perilous mission with the android YoRHa squad: 2B, 9S, and A2 to reclaim the world abandoned by mankind and uncover truths long forgotten.

NieR: Automata is available now for the PlayStation 4 in Europe and PAL territories, and will be available on PC from the 17th March. For more information, visit: http://nierautomata.com

A free playable demo is also available to download now from: http://bit.ly/2k9txbV.

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Twitter: @NieRGame
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VideoGame News: First Screens from Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment, today shared the world-first screenshots and cast details for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, set to premiere digitally this Spring on consoles, PC, and mobile devices.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a brand new story of the universe’s unlikeliest heroes: Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of them has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands.

From Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond, and set to the beat of awesome music, you wear the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure, where your decisions and actions drive the story you experience.

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This week at PAX East in Boston, MA on March 10th at 6pm in the Albatross Theater, join the team from Telltale Games as well as Marvel Games Creative Director, Bill Rosemann, to hear more about the series as they discuss the creative process behind this stellar new adventure. The panel will also be streamed live on Twitch. For more information on the panel and PAX East, please visit http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/telltale-games-interactive-storytelling-in-2017

One week later on March 17th at SXSW in Austin, TX, be the first audience in the world to Crowd Play an early version of the first episode at a one-of-a-kind premiere event at the Paramount Theater, with doors opening at 6:30pm. Audience members will be able to control the story from their seats using their mobile devices to help decide what happens on the big screen! The event will be open to all badge holders of SXSW or SXSW Gaming on a first-come, first-seated basis. For more information on SXSW Gaming and how to obtain badges, please visit https://www.sxsw.com/exhibitions/gaming-expo/

The series will feature a star-studded cast of voice talent, including Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series) as Star-Lord, Emily O’Brien (The Young and the Restless, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor) as Gamora, Nolan North (the Uncharted series, Pretty Little Liars) as Rocket, Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs) as Drax, and Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us, League of Legends) as Groot.

Premiering this Spring, the series will also be coming to retail as a special season pass disc, which will include the first episode in the season, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates. Specific platform details are yet to be announced.

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official websiteFacebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter @TelltaleGames.

VideoGame News: NieR Automata Releasing on PC March 17th 2017

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Square Enix Ltd., today announced that the upcoming highly anticipated Action-RPG, NieR: Automata will be available on STEAM globally from 17th March 2017.

Developed in collaboration with PlatinumGames Inc., NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2, and their ferocious battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia abandoned by mankind and overrun by powerful mechanoids.

Those who pre-purchase the STEAM Day One edition now will receive an exclusive ‘Valve Character Accessory’, as well as other Day One Edition DLC bonus content including; Machine Mask Accessory, Grimoire Weiss Pod, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, and Cardboard Pod Skin. To pre-purchase now, visit: http://store.steampowered.com/app/524220/

NieR: Automata will be available for the PlayStation 4 on the 10th March, and on STEAM globally from the 17th March 2017. For more information, visit: http://nierautomata.com

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NieRGame
Twitter: @NieRGame
Official Page: http://nierautomata.com

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VideoGame News: WWE2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase DLC Out Now

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K today announced the WWE 2K17 Hall of Fame Showcase is now available as downloadable content for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 , Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The Hall of Fame Showcase, available for £7.99 and also included as part of the game’s Season Pass, enables access to the following playable matches:

  •          Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael “PS” Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992);
  •          The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael “PS” Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (WCCW 1986);
  •          Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000);
  •          Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988);
  •          Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998);
  •          Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match);
  •          Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. The Big Show (Armageddon 1999).

WWE 2K17’s Hall of Fame Showcase for Windows PC players will be available for download in the near future.

For more information on WWE 2K17, including the game’s Downloadable Content and Season Pass Program, please visit wwe.2k.com, like the game on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K17 or subscribe on YouTube.

WWE2K17 is available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

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VideoGame News: Square Enix Kicks Off Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Celebration

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At today’s official FINAL FANTASY® 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, Square Enix Ltd., commenced a year-long celebration for the franchise’s 30-year legacy, revealing new details, art and videos surrounding some of the franchise’s most anticipated games, including FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, FINAL FANTASY XV, and FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE.

Square Enix also unveiled the official FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary logo. Fans can join the celebration by sharing their favourite FINAL FANTASY memories using the hashtag #FF30th. Fans can also tune in to the SQUARE ENIX Twitch channel from 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET today where the community team will be playing through and talking about a selection of fan favourite games in the FINAL FANTASY series.

During the opening ceremony announcements were made by some very special guests, including, Shinji Hashimoto (Square Enix Executive Officer,FINAL FANTASY Brand Manager), who presented information about future new content in the series as below;

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE
Brand-new key art for the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE was unveiled, depicting the game’s protagonist and mercenary Cloud and his iconic Buster Sword set to the background of Midgar, base of the Shinra Electric Power Company.

FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
European players can look forward to returning to the world of Ivalice in FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE on 11th July 2017 for the Playstation®4 computer entertainment system. The visual and audio remaster of series classic FINAL FANTASY XII will feature a job character progression system for the first time in the West. New key art from famed character designer and artist Akihiko Yoshida was also revealed, featuring the main cast of the game including Ashe, Balthier, Fran and Vaan.

FINAL FANTASY XV : Episode Gladio DLC
The first sneak peek at some of the upcoming DLC for FINAL FANTASY XVwas showcased on-stage, highlighting the brand-new perspective players will experience in the coming months. The FINAL FANTASY XV Booster Pack (Free Version) and FINAL FANTASY XV Booster Pack + are scheduled for release on 21st February, and will be available for all players or Season Pass holders, respectively. The DLC content will include powerful items such as the invincible outfit, “Magitek Exosuit” that give players an advantage during battles.

FINAL FANTASY XV Episode Gladiolus releases on 28th March, and will be available to players who purchased the Premium Edition or Season Pass and can also be purchased separately via the Xbox Marketplace or the PlayStation Store. Through this DLC, players can enjoy an episode depicted from Gladio’s perspective. Gilgamesh, one of the franchise’s fan-favorite characters will also be making an appearance in the episode.

FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS
FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS, the full-scale FINAL FANTASY adventure for mobile devices which has achieved over 20 million downloads worldwide, recently began a spectacular in-game collaboration event with internationally renowned artist and actress Ariana Grande. All players will be able to acquire “Dangerous Ariana,” the Ariana Grande-inspired character exclusively designed for FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS until the 2nd of February by completing the first stage of the special in-game event, “Dangerous Woman Tour.”

MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY, the critically acclaimed mobile RPG adventure will be making its way to STEAM next month on 6th February. MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY offers an all-new RPG adventure featuring a deep story, stunning visuals, in-depth character customisation and a refined turn-based RPG battle system. To celebrate over 10 million registered users worldwide, and theFINAL FANTASY VII 20th anniversary, various in-game bonuses and a specialFINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE collaboration event will begin on 7th February for a limited time.

Since the release of FINAL FANTASY in 1987, this unique RPG series continues to showcase the spectacular visuals, highly imaginative worlds and rich stories leading the industry and earning the highest accolades from users around the world. Titles of the series have sold over 130 million units worldwide.

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PlayStation News: Double Dragon IV Releasing Today for PS4 31/1/17

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Arc System Works Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Double Dragon IV on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 and Steam (PC). Key team members involved in the 1987 arcade version including Original Planner, Yoshihisa Kishimoto, Designer, Koji Ogata, and Composer, Kazunaka Yamane, have teamed up to recreate the next chapter in the Double Dragon saga.

Billy and Jimmy Lee are back and they’ve brought the 80’s with them except the battlefield has moved to Japan!

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VideoGame News: TEAM 17 Bringing Aven Colony to Consoles

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Award-winning veteran games developer and international games label Team17 has today announced its partnership with Texas-based independent developer Mothership Entertainment to publish the sci-fi city-building and management sim, Aven Colony, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Aven Colony has been in development since 2013 by Austin, Texas-based Mothership Entertainment, an independent development studio formed by industry veterans whose combined game credits include Fable 2, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes,Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Star Wars: The Old Republic, City Conquest,MechWarrior 4: Vengeance, Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna, and more.

Set on Aven Prime, an alien world of deserts, tundras and wetlands light-years from Earth, Aven Colony is a rich simulation of an extra-terrestrial colony. Build, customise and maintain your settlement, manage your resources, encounter a variety of alien life forms and look after your citizens – all while dealing with the challenges of life in an entirely new solar system. Will your plucky settlers survive and prosper on this exotic alien world, and uncover its many secrets?

Featuring a dedicated mission objective system which gradually introduces colony management during the campaign mode, Aven Colony welcomes and enables both novice and experienced players alike to acclimatise to life on Aven Prime. Advance from Colony Governor through the ranks to achieve the prestigious title of Expedition President. There’s also an in-depth sandbox mode with a variety of unique maps to choose from and a full suite of options to customize the game experience.

Aven Colony is currently available in beta form via itch.io, and will launch on PC on both Steam and itch.io.  This new partnership will see development extend to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms, with Team17’s experienced multiplatform internal development studio supporting Mothership Entertainment in bringing the game to a wider audience worldwide.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Team17 and bring Aven Colony to PS4 and Xbox One,” said Paul Tozour, founder of Mothership Entertainment. “Team17 shares our values and our passion for serving the customer.  The itch.io beta has helped our tiny 4-person team engage with the community and grow the game significantly as we build toward some big new features we plan to unveil in the coming months.  The Team17 partnership will help us grow that community even further and allow us to serve console customers in a way that we could never have done alone.”

Debbie Bestwick, MBE, CEO of Team17 added, “The talented team at Mothership Entertainment have been incredibly focused on delivering a solid, fun and unique city-building experience with Aven Colony. As we continue our global expansion, we’ve spent a lot of time looking for the right partners and they’re definitely the right fit so we’re delighted that they are the second US team to join Team17’s games label. We’re excited to work with them and contribute our wealth of expertise in bringing the game to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as Mothership Entertainment have created such a fantastic game that deserves to be shared far and wide.”

The Aven Colony beta is currently available from itch.io, with the complete Aven Colony experience set to launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in Q2 2017.

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