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BATTLEZONE PC BETA ANNOUNCED

The BATTLEZONE PC BETA launches on Wednesday, April 19th ahead of the full game’s much awaited arrival on Oculus Rift and, confirmed today, HTC Vive.

A limited number of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive users will be invited to the closed beta, which will run for one week. Players can sign up now on the BATTLEZONE site, with registration closing this Thursday, April 13th.

The new PC version of BATTLEZONE® is optimized for Oculus and HTC Vive, offering new features such as ultra-high resolution textures, customizable super-sampling, higher resolution shadow maps and Oculus Touch compatibility.

It also features all of the additions and improvements patched into the PlayStation VR version since launch, and all of the paid customizable content will be available via Steam and the Oculus Store.

Widely acclaimed as one of PlayStation VR’s best launch games, BATTLEZONE delivers a complete gaming experience built from the ground up for VR. Featuring hours of thrilling, futuristic tank warfare, a procedurally generated campaign for 1-4 players and drop-in drop-out online co-op, it’s essential for any VR enthusiast.

BATTLEZONE is coming to Steam and the Oculus Store soon.

The Hunted, is now ‘coming soon’ the Steam store

We are very proud to announce our first VR game, The Hunted, is now in ‘coming soon’ on the Steam store. Initially on Vive only, we hope to release this week subject to Steam approval.

The Hunted is our homage to the classic arcade gun games from the likes of Namco (Time Crisis) and Sega (House of the Dead).

A mashup of great popcorn films The Fugitive, Rambo and The X-Files, you play a Special Forces veteran suffering PTSD and wrongly accused of the murder of your wife and child, on the run and staying alive long enough to prove your innocence. But is it PTSD or something far more supernatural?

The Hunted is going out as Early Access to allow the VR community to help shape the game into the perfect arcade shooter. It’ll debut at 40% off.

Neon Chrome Deluxe Edition Now Available in Steam

Neon Chrome Deluxe Edition is now available on Steam for $19.97 USD, 20% off of bundle’s combined list prices of $24.97 USD. The Deluxe Edition includes the popular top-down shooter Neon Chrome, the digital soundtrack, and the Arena survival mode downloadable content.

“Neon Chrome has been available in Steam for close to a year now, and it has proven to be a very competitive title. The game has been updated extensively based on player feedback, and the user review average is 95% positive. The game was featured in the Humble Monthly in January, and we’ve made additional paid DLC available with Arena.” says Sampo Töyssy, Vice CEO of 10tons and designer of Neon Chrome.

“Neon Chrome has very strong feet across platforms. The iOS version sold more than 10 000 units within two weeks from launch, and the console versions are on track to meet our goals.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons.

Neon Chrome is a ruthless top-down shooter with RPG elements, procedurally generated levels, and destructible environment. Set in a cyberpunk world, the player is tasked with stopping the mysterious Overseer.

Features

  • Completely destructible environment
  • Persistent character development using loot from your runs
  • Enemies ranging from security guards to massive boss hover tanks
  • Perk system in the form of cybernetic enhancements
  • Procedurally generated levels – endless replayability
  • Over a dozen weapons
  • Discover & unlock enhancements, abilities and weapons
  • Experiment with level editor & mods

Neon Chrome Deluxe Edition on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/2532/

The Deluxe Edition bundle can be purchased at an additional discount by those who already own the game or either of the DLC items.

Polycolor – A Puzzle Game to Accompany Your Coffee Break

Unbeaten Pixel announces the release of their most relaxing game called Polycolor for iOS devices. Polycolor is a puzzle game about colors that always changes the basic rules of the game to force you to think differently. When Polycolor got featured in 151 countries on the Homepage of Appstore, it received lovely feedbacks from puzzle fans.”I always search for minimalist games. It’s a really enjoyable game with evolving style.” said some players of the game.

Polycolor doesn’t have any rules to make the player rush, also designed specifically to be played with just one hand. ”We just wanted to make our players as comfortable as possible, so they can play the game on any occasion without feeling any pressure” says the maker of the game, Alper Iskender.
The game changes it’s style every time player gets used to the rules, so there is no monotone gameplay. With the learning curve that the game has, the player is forced to learn the rules close to the end that would be complicated when first faced.

Summary of the features;

– 72 episodes
– Minimalist user interface, perfect interaction with puzzles
– Relaxing, peaceful music
– Exclusive for Appstore
Now, it is available for every puzzle fans on the Appstore.
Release Date: 05.04.2017
Price: 0.99$
Platform: iOS Universal

Appstore Link
Trailer

NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER TAKES INTENSE NINJA BATTLES TO NEW HEIGHTS ON PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE AND PC!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, the premier anime videogame publisher and developer has announced NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER, the latest addition to the popular Naruto game franchise, coming soon to the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC. Developed by Soleil Ltd. and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., this new action game enables players to compete online in 4 vs. 4 matches against other teams, with all eight ninjas fighting simultaneously to become elite ninja masters!

NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER features beloved Naruto characters and teams from the series, including Naruto, Sasuke, and Team 7. The game brings a brand-new graphic style with vivid colors and a dynamic third-person ninja gameplay style that enables players to take advantage of the verticality of the arena environment with vertical running and jumping to elevated areas. Players can choose to play co-op with friends and lead teams to victory to be the top ninjas online.

NARUTO TO BORUTO: SHINOBI STRIKER will be coming soon to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM LEGACY AND NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM TRILOGY BRING THE ENTIRE NARUTO SHIPPUDEN EPIC INTO TWO ULTIMATE NARUTO VIDEOGAME COLLECTIONS!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe also announces today NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM LEGACY, which includes four titles from the NARUTO SHIPPUDEN series, spanning the entire NARUTO and SHIPPUDEN storylines.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM LEGACY collects all four games (NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 1,  NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4 ROAD TO BORUTO ) into one epic remastered compilation. The set will also include an exclusive metal case, NARUTO art book, and bonus anime disc, making this the perfect addition for any fan of the NARUTO series. The collection will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC this Autumn 2017.

Along with this exciting announcement, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe also unveils the upcoming release of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM TRILOGY containing the critically acclaimed;  NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 1, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 2 and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 3 Full Burst. Revive the Storm with this exclusive collection of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM titles ported digitally on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC this Autumn 2017.

Sacred Fire Ignites Crowdfunding Target

Independent developer Poetic Studio has announced that it has successfully funded its Kickstarter campaign for Sacred Fire, its narrative-based, visually unique psychological RPG for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sacred Fire surpassed its initial funding target of $50,000 USD, and is set for release on PC in Spring 2018, and later for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Poetic Studio has revealed a number of new rewards and stretch goals for the remainder of its crowdfunding campaign, which is set to end on Thursday April 13th.

Stretch Goals
• $55,000 – Extended Character Customization
One of Sacred Fire’s strengths is its unique visual style and focus on character creation. It’s the deepest and most thought out design aspect of Sacred Fire, as it allows you to develop your own playstyle and create your own hero.

• $60,000 – Inner Voice for your Player Character
The design of Sacred Fire is oriented inwards, exploring the motives, emotions and conflicts of the protagonist. In key story choices, a voice over will breathe life to the inner monologues detailing a player’s thoughts and motives.

• $65,000 – Partial voiceover for 10 Main Characters
This stretch goal ads partial voice-over for the 10 main story characters: the eight potential allies and the two powerful villains. This allows character defining moments to come alive and immerse players deeper into the story.

New Rewards:

  • in-game reward Ancient Blood making the player character more memorable
  • a Golden Eagle animal companion with an emotional bond and loyalty dynamic,
  • and an alarm, text message and ring tone narrated by Doug Cockle, the 2016 Golden Joystick Winner for Best Gaming Performance

“Sacred Fire has been a labour of love for us at Poetic Studio and it has been humbling to see the response from the gaming community. With their support we are now able to deliver on our promise of a unique narrative-based RPG experience where, as we say, your heart hides all of the monsters,” says Andrej Vojtas, Creative Director, Poetic Studios.

Gigantic Ocean Boss “Vell” and new Striker class announced for Black Desert Online

During a live stream on Twitch today, PearlAbyss announced exciting new content for their award-winning MMORPG, Black Desert Online.

The first being “Vell”, a fearsome, gigantic sea monster that lurks beneath the waves of the recently added Margoria region.

This massive beast is as large as a city and players will need to work together to have a chance in slaying it.

BLACK RAPTURED DIMENSION
In this brand new mode, adventurers must use their strength, weapons and skills to defend the island from waves of attacking monsters. In this defense mode, players need to stick together and use their wits to protect the island with only limited resources. Some resources are dropped by slain monsters and can be used to build powerful defenses such as new weapons, barricades, flame towers and other fortifications.

SIEGE WAR MILITIA
PearlAbyss is rebalancing the current Siege Warfare by allowing strangers (who are not necessarily part of a guild) to pick a side and join the war. This will add a new dynamic to the war as neither warring faction will know how much support they will get from the militia. This also means that powerful guilds, once thought to be untouchable will have to be weary for a coup d’état. Furthermore, these militia operate covertly as their guild and nicknames are hidden to other players.

Additional strategic elements will be introduced such as the Shield Soldiers. These frontline soldiers are only allowed to carry shields, but are highly effective against flame tower attacks and will deepen strategic options to players.

UI AND GUILD SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
UI and Guild systems will be overhauled and improved. It will be easier to join a guild and there will be tools in place that will allow for more smooth communication between guild members.

KAMASYLVIA PART II
The second part of Kamasylvia (content not yet released in the West) is now under development at PearlAbyss. This territory consists of the beautiful capital city Grana and its surrounding regions such as the Tooth Fairy Forest and the “Winnie Rune” huts. New battlegrounds will be added too. The Forest of Poly is an area where mushroom monsters live and players will be able to slay the Padus tribe in the Ringwood Forrest. Forest Lone Roth is a hunting ground especially designed for adventurers that are level 60 and above as they will most likely meet huge centaur’s that will be challenging to defeat, even in groups. Finally, there is a powerful Guy Finisha temple, a little hunting ground where level 60 adventurers can engage in one-on-one combat with powerful monsters.

LEGENDARY UNICORN (DINE)
This Unicorn will have magical powers that will heal its surroundings. His dashing attack will make it a fearsome mount in battle.

ENHANCED LIFE SKILLS AND AIRSHIPS
As part of Black Desert’s already expansive lifeskills, PearlAbyss is developing a climbing system (working title) which will immerse players like never before. Daring players can climb castle walls and scale dangerous cliffs, while looking for scarce ingredients and lost treasure. If mountaineering does not take players high enough it is possible to board one of the new hot air zeppelins. Here players will have a stellar view of Black Desert’s beautiful world. This transport is slow and runs via a set schedule.

SKILL PROMOTION SYSTEM
This brand new system which is still in early stages of development will allow players to link two pre-awakening combat skills to create a new one. These new abilities are as powerful as a class’s awakening. Furthermore, it is the developer’s intentions players can preset and tailor their skillset to make a PvE or PvP character build.

NEW CLASS STRIKER
The Striker is a class who marries both classical martial arts as well as more rough techniques that have been popularised on the streets. He fights bare handed and also employs powerful footwork to overcome his foes.

Key combat abilities (working name):

  • Adamantine: This shoulder charge melee attack focuses on the enemy’s torso
  • Knee Hammer: This forward charged knee kick raises your opponent up in the air and can be chained into a combo.
  • Soaring Crash: This uppercut technique will send your enemies flying which can be connected into a smash down attack or a move that knocks back the opponent.
  • Spinning Slash: This kick is performed by combining a spin with a kick
  • Massive Suppression: A devastating grappling move where enemies are grabbed and attacked multiple times before thrown on the ground.

In combat, Striker can approach targets with Knee Hammer for an instant kill or can lure surrounding targets to perform devastating combos for multiple kills. Skillful players can continuously combo moves into others, making the Striker a very stylish and effective class indeed.

In PVP, this class is specialised on one-on-one encounters and has high defensive and evasive powers. Strikers can stiffen enemies and use combos to deal maximum damage. In PvP the Striker class is versatile and more difficult to master than its counterparts, but skillful players will enjoy the freedom of tactical choices this class brings to them.

That’s all for news today!
~Ciao!

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