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TIME OF VIRTUAL REALITY’S CO-OP ACTION TOWER DEFENSE GAME ANCIENT AMULETOR COMING JUNE 27 TO PLAYSTATION VR

Time of Virtual Reality (TVR) has revealed in a new gameplay trailer that its upcoming co-op action tower defense game, Ancient Amuletor, is expected to launch for PlayStation VR on June 27, 2017.

TVR recently released a free demo for Ancient Amuletor featuring the archer and mage classes, available now in the PlayStation Store: http://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/ancient-amuletor-demo/cid=UP1560-CUSA07770_00-ANCIENTAMULETOR0

Created for VR by developer TiGames using Unreal Engine 4, Ancient Amuletor is a pick-up-and-play action tower defense game that throws players back in time to battle challenging waves of magical creatures, monsters and more across the ancient world. There are four powerful heroes to choose from, including the gunner, puppeteer, archer and mage, each offering its own unique play style. Fight against the forces of legend alone in single-player, or team up with up to two friends in online cooperative play.

For more information, visit http://amuletor.com, and follow TVR on Twitter.

*PlayStation Move is required to play.

Experience the Grim and Emotional Indie Puzzle-Platformer World of One — Out Now on STEAM

The Grimwood Team are pleased to announce the release of their debut title, a dark and atmospheric puzzle-platformer game called World of One on PC, Mac, and Linux. Budding survivalists can pit themselves against the never-before-seen lunar physics in World of One’s grayscale universe for just $6.99 on STEAM. Players who are brave enough to try and tackle the game’s elaborate puzzles (with some that feature multiple solutions) will receive a 10% discount in the first week of launch.

World of One has a distinctive art style shaded by ghoulish greys with unconventional gameplay mechanics that are tied together by a deeply emotional narrative. As players explore the grayscale environments in World of One, they will discover that deadly traps, tricky puzzles with unique lunar physics, and terrifying monsters await on their journey. To advance to the next planet, each with its own unique set of challenges, players must defeat the demanding monstrosities that haunt them. As players move through this grim journey, they will begin to unravel a haunting storyline that offers three endings to this dark tale that will be determined by their actions. Will you have what it takes to discover the truth about yourself?

World of One is a fresh take on the traditional puzzle-platformer genre by including the following unique gameplay features:

  • Unique in Game Physics: The stylized world in World of One isn’t just all eye candy. The large glowing moon above will change the in-game physics. That means in addition to wits, players will also need to rely on the environment to help them complete these puzzles!
  • Multiple Solutions to Puzzles: Advance through distinctive planets by completing challenging puzzles but stay on your toes! Some puzzles will have multiple solutions for players to try and wrap their brains around.
  • To The Left and Right: In most side scrollers, players can really go in one direction. In World of One, some planets will give players the choice to go either left or right to try and solve the puzzles and defeat the monsters.
  • Three different Endings: The player’s fate will be in their hands based on the decisions they make.
  • Stylish and Dark Art Style: Tim Burton fans are sure to delight in World of One’s gothic inspired dark and moody visual treats.

STEAM Store link here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/598480/World_of_One/

Middle-earth: Shadow of War NEW Story Trailer Revealed

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has unveiled a NEW Story Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, showcasing Talion and Celebrimbor as they use the power of the New Ring to forge an army and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The video features a host of new allies, villains and creatures that The Bright Lord will encounter throughout this completely original narrative, which is brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System.

The Official Middle-earth: Shadow of War Story Trailer can be viewed and shared via the following link: https://youtu.be/haJAJ_KMv4U.

Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is an open-world action RPG that continues the original narrative of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Players will be engrossed in a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro beginning on the 10th of October 2017.

For more information or to join the Middle-earth: Shadow of War conversation, visit www.ShadowofWar.com

CABAL ONLINE’S NEW CLASS ‘FORCE GUNNER’ AVAILABLE NOW

ESTsoft has revealed the details for the latest free update for CABAL Online, available now! Episode XVII: Force Gunner introduces a brand new unique class: The Force Gunner! This new battle-ready class features long range damage with an arsenal of guns and machines ready to decimate the battlefield! The Force Gunner’s unique attack style features devastating critical attacks and fluid damage combinations that will challenge both new and veteran players alike.

Alongside the brand new 8th class for CABAL Online, Episode XVII brings several quality of life changes, including a new gear upgrade tier, more damage buff skills and retuning for the classic classes of CABAL!

CABAL Online offers a unique twist to the Action MMO genre. With fluid combat, intricate class combo systems and challenging gameplay, CABAL Online is designed to challenge the most hardened of MMO veterans and shows players why this is the genre-redefining Action MMO that started it all.

Episode XVII: Force Gunner is an entirely free update for CABAL Online, available now!

View the trailer here: https://youtu.be/cybYDQ4l2tc

For more information, and to download CABAL Online for free, please visit http://www.cabal.com

Dead Effect 2 VR now available on Steam Early Access

Independent game developer BadFly Interactive today announced that Dead Effect 2 VR, a standalone VR version of its acclaimed first-person shooter Dead Effect 2 is now available on Steam Early access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The game has been recreated from the ground-up with VR-optimized controls, weapon dual-wielding and improved weapon models for a truly terrifying VR horror experience.

Designed to scare the living bejeezus out of players, Dead Effect 2 VR is set aboard a colony spaceship where things have gone disastrously wrong. Players awake from cryostasis to discover that a virus has broken out on the ship. All their crewmates have been turned into flesh-eating creatures who roam the corridors looking for their next meal. Determined to open up a can of whoop-ass on the zombie hordes, the player’s mission is simple – seize control of the monster-infested ship, uncover its dark secrets and make it out in one piece.

Before setting out, players have a choice of playing as one of three characters, each with their own unique skill sets and weapons. Gunnar Davis specialises in heavy weaponry and explosives, Jane Frey is prolific with short-ranged weaponry, and Kay Rayner is a melee specialist, packing razor-sharp blades to slice and dice her enemies. Each character can be further customised with various armor parts and implants from dozens of different sets and passive skills.

Dead Effect 2 VR’s armoury is packed with tons of upgradeable weapons including flamethrowers, shotguns, samurai swords, machine guns, grenades and mines. The Early Access version has over a dozen weapons with more to follow in future updates. And if an arsenal of the latest hi-tech death-dealing weapons isn’t enough, players can also upgrade their character and gain access to powerful abilities. These include bullet-time that allows players to temporarily slow down time as well as the force field power that cloaks players in a protective field when opposition numbers become that little bit too heavy.

Dead Effect 2 VR  will launch with 10 hours of single-player campaign content. For those who are looking for more combat and loot, there are four additional game modes – Biohazard, Survival, Lone Wolf and Infestation. Future updates will add 10 hours to the campaign mode, an even bigger arsenal and the ability to play cooperatively – or battle online in 8-player PvP battles set aboard different sections of the ship. Match types will include team-based or free-for-all Deathmatch game modes.

Dead Effect 2 VR is available on Steam Early Access for £14.99/ €19.99/ $19.99 at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/646200/Dead_Effect_2_VR/

Project CARS 2 brings the adrenaline of motorsport to the Bandai Namco Entertainment Booth at E3

Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Entertainment today announce that Project CARS 2 is slated for a worldwiderelease on the 22nd September, 2017.

The most anticipated racing game of the year will also be playable at the Bandai Namco Entertainment Booth at E3 with the first public demo featuring multi-class action showcasing the newly optimised handling as well as revamped gamepad controls, this on the heels of the E3 trailer that presents the game’s “sandbox” approach to the overhauled career mode.

MULTI-CLASS ACTION
Passion for motorsport is embodied in the fan-requested multi-class racing that allows drivers to compete in a field of multiple car classes which replicates the world’s most famous endurance racing championships, past and present. Whether its iconic cars from the golden age of sportscars, modern prototypes, or GT3, all classes of car can now race together in either single or championship mode as Project CARS 2 scores the driver’s position not just overall, but also in-class.

Capturing all the thrills of motorsport means drivers competing in any car, anytime, anywhere, off- and-online, against both in-class competitors and other classes too.

Feel the adrenaline rush as you close-in fast on a GT race car in the coldness of night at Le Mans in your Le Mans Prototype; scan your mirrors on a wet day at the Nürburgring as a Porsche 911 GT3 R monster bursts from the fog and cuts past your Renault Clio as if you were standing still. This is motorsport in Project CARS 2.

CAREER MODE SHOWCASED BY E3 SIZZLE TRAILER
Showcasing the open structure of the Project CARS franchise, the E3 Sizzle trailer presents the game’s “sandbox” approach to its career mode that allows drivers an open path to achieving their motorsport dreams. Drivers can begin their motorsport career in grassroots series such as karts and race their way to the very top echelons where many of the world’s most prestigious brands and cars await; or they can choose to begin in any motorsport discipline; or even go straight into one particular type of motorsport, and spend one or multiple seasons in that championship. With 9 motorsport disciplines to choose from, a racing career has never been more rewarding or challenging.

OPTIMIZED HANDLING
Project CARS 2 delivers an unparalleled racing experience for players of all skill levels. Bleeding-edge visuals, precise car physics, revamped confidence-inspiring gamepad controls combined with advanced and newly refined tire grip and slip physics that provide drivers with optimised control and feel  in all situations, and enhanced, realistic A.I. make Project CARS 2 the most immersive and technically-advanced racing simulation on the planet.

Project CARS 2 is rated PEGI 3. The game will be released Worldwide on 22nd September, 2017 for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One, and PC. Find out more and keep up-to-date at the official Project CARS 2 website: http://www.projectcarsgame.com/

Vampyr’s bumper E3 trailer begins journey into 1918 London with the Ascalon Club

Fly through the streets as imagined by DONTNOD Entertainment, in the bumper E3 trailer for their upcoming narrative driven action-RPG Vampyr. Witness deep into the heart of a flu-stricken London, where secret societies operate in the shadows.

Accompanied by the rock song Devil by IDA MARIA, set out on an exciting journey with an uncut sequence shot throughout the city’s dark alleys, deadly underground passages and corrupt neighbourhoods and get a first glimpse at The Ascalon Club, a society formed from the richest vampires, unbeknownst to the mortals.

You are Dr. Jonathan Reid, a famous surgeon home from the Great War and recently turned into a vampire against your own will. As a doctor, you have taken an oath to save lives and take care of the sick. As a vampire, you are cursed to hunt those you vowed to heal.

To survive against deadly foes roaming the streets – vampire hunters, undead Skals and other monstrosities – you will need to choose which civilians to feed on, so you can grow stronger and evolve your vampiric abilities. Use your unholy powers to manipulate and delve into the lives of those around you – but be prepared to live with the consequences of your actions. A web of interconnected citizens with unique lives and relationships react to your decisions, and killing just one may cause the downfall of an entire city district. Your actions will save or doom London.

Vampyr releases November 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Preorders are now open.

POKÉMON GO CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY WITH REAL-WORLD AND IN-GAME SUMMER EVENTS

Summer has arrived, and Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International will be unleashing a variety of in-game and real-world activities to celebrate Pokémon GO’s first anniversary. Downloaded more than 750 million times in its first year, Pokémon GO will be bringing Trainers together in new and unique ways this summer through a variety of in-game and live events including Pokémon GO Fest, the first live Pokémon GO event organised by Niantic.

“It’s been an incredible first year for Pokémon GO thanks to the passion and dedication from the global Trainer community,” said John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, Inc. “As part of the first anniversary, we’ll be giving players around the world the chance to enjoy fun in-game events, engage with friends and other Trainers at real-world events, and much more.”

Pokémon GO Fest is our first official dedicated real-world event for Pokémon GO and will be hosted in Chicago on July 22. Trainers from around the world will flock to Chicago’s Grant Park for a Pokémon GO celebration. The fun-filled day of Pokémon GO in the park will give Trainers the chance to meet fellow players and engage in a variety of activities. Tickets for Pokémon GO Fest will go on sale beginning June 19 at 10:00 A.M. PDT on PokemonGoLive.com/Fest.

European Trainers can look forward to Pokémon GO celebrations hosted across the continent from June through September in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco shopping centers. Trainers in the United States who are not able to make it to Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago can look for further event integration in several cities across North America as Niantic and the Knight Foundation continue their partnership on the Open Streets program.

The Pokémon Company is organizing “Pikachu Outbreak”, a Pokémon event in Yokohama, Japan, in August where they’re exploring a unique Pokémon GO experience.

Players around the world who are eager to get outside, explore and fill up their Pokédexes can look forward to the Solstice Event, Pokémon GO’s first in-game event of the summer, running from Tuesday, June 13 at 1:00 PM PDT until June 20 at 1:00 PM PDT. During this event, Trainers can expect increased encounter rates for their favorite Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon, including Charmander, Cyndaquil, Houndour, Swinub, Sneasel, and their Evolutions, and others. Trainers will also be awarded increased XP for in-game actions like Curveballs, Nice Throws, Great Throws, Excellent Throws, and more. In addition, Lucky Eggs will be 50% off in the in-game shop, meaning even more XP can be gained when discovering and catching elusive Fire-type and Ice-type Pokémon.

To learn more about Pokémon GO Fest, please visit: PokemonGoLive.com/Fest

That’s all for the news today!
~Ciao!

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