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Episode Two of Noire Point-And-Click Adventure, Bear With Me, Available Now!

Bear With Me, a noire-themed point-and-click adventure series from Exordium Games following a young girl and her teddy bear detective companion, investigates new leads in a second episode releasing today on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam.

Ten-year-old Amber and Ted. E Bear, her quick-witted sidekick brought to life by her imagination, continue their adventure by entering Paper City to pursue clues and question suspects in the search for Amber’s missing brother. The menacing arsonist known as Red remains a concern, sustaining tension as the duo risk an encounter.

From a seedy casino owner to a former detective now convinced the city’s seagulls spy on residents, Paper City’s populace of toys brought to life provides an eclectic lineup of allies and suspects to interrogate. Episode 2 offers fresh puzzles and twice the amount of scenes as the series’ debut in completely new locales.

Decisions made in Bear With Me’s story-driven adventure will influence future events. The writing is loaded with pop culture references, puns, and cutting exchanges between Amber and Ted E. Bear, balancing both a serious tone and lighthearted humor.

Episode 2 advances the search for Amber’s brother, but also introduces strains to Amber and Ted E. Bear’s relationship,” said Andrej Kovacevic, game director, Exordium Games. “Players must support the team and lead them through situations a bit darker and more difficult than what they’ve previously faced.”

Episode 2 is available for $4.99 on Steam and the Humble Store with full English voiceover along with French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian subtitles. For more information, please visit the game’s official website.

2Dark UK Release Date and Limited Edition Revealed!

PQube is very excited to announce that we are releasing 2Dark in the UK on March 17, 2017. 2Dark is coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system and PC.

Check out the 2Dark Story Trailer here:
https://youtu.be/sXhQXdAtu-4

From the creator of Alone in the Dark, and pioneer of the survival horror genre, Frédérick Raynal, this new masterpiece of horror is a stealth adventure game without remorse, mixing elements of investigation, stealth and scares.

Plagued by a string of child abductions, darkness hangs over the once-picturesque city of Gloomywood like a curse. You play as an ex-cop, Smith, investigating the kidnapping of his two children. Be bold and cunning in your investigation into the lairs of psychopathic killers, or use shadowy darkness to your advantage.

And above all, rescue the children!

A Limited Edition version of 2Dark will be available at launch at selected retailers and will include:

  • An exclusive version of the 2Dark game disk.
  • The original soundtrack, as recorded by a symphony orchestra, remastered on a 21-track CD.
  • The Steelbook color-themed to the game.
  • Game artbook, “The Art of 2Dark” containing more than 100 illustrations and uncut behind-the-scenes details (only for PS4 and PC)

A digital download version of 2Dark will also be available on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live and on PC via Steam. The Steam Premium version of the game will also include a downloadable version of the Artbook, “The Art of 2Dark” and the original soundtrack.

2Dark is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 17, 2017!

 

Ready for the ultimate face off? It’s Eddie against Eddie as Player Vs Player comes to Legacy of the Beast!

It’s a matter of life and death as Eddie Vs Eddie comes to mobile courtesy of Iron Maiden’s ‘Legacy of the Beast’ mobile game.

Players can now pit their strongest Eddies against other, with chosen teams fighting it out for death or glory as they face off in a futuristic battle arena to gain valuable prizes, resources and a chance of rising to fame in the leader-boards.

Iron Maiden’s interactive director, Llexi Leon, said; “With dozens of your favourite Eddies and hundreds of supporting characters to collect, Legacy Of The Beast’s PvP battles rage across space and time in an arena of gods and monsters – where pharaohs clash with cyborgs and samurai face off with demons, there’s an incredible variety of opponents and countless strategies to master. We’re very excited to share this new feature with the community and can’t wait to see who will emerge victorious in our first week of global competition!”

Beyond this latest PvP update, players of the game can also look forward to many more significant new features and characters to collect over the coming months, including ‘Brave New World’ Dungeons, Global Chat and a steady flow of new Eddies & support characters.

With millions of downloads to date and 10’s of millions of battles fought, Legacy of the Beast is a definitive experience in the mobile RPG space – giving both gamers and Iron Maiden fans alike an unparalleled, epic, ever-expanding gaming experience on their mobile devices.

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, is available now for free on Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

For more information please visit www.ironmaidenlegacy.com.

Dropzone out on Steam!

Today, Dropzone, the ambitious RTS/MOBA hybrid developed by Sparkypants and published by Gameforge has hit the Steam platform. Dropzone is available in an Early Access version as the development team continues to improve and enhance the game in accord with feedback and play data from users. Dropzone runs on most modern PCs and is playable in ten languages, among them all English, German and French.

Dropzone is the first, new game IP from game developer Sparkypants Studios, comprised of seasoned RTS veterans of Big Huge Games. Dropzone brings together classic attributes of Real-Time Strategy such as map control and multi units the player must direct, with 1v1 intense online competitive play and familiar keyboard and mouse controls. Players must develop their tactics, customize their Rigs to suit their play-style, and then bring them into battle against their opponent to see who can score the most points during a 15-minute match. Dropzone provides for a vast array of choices between Rigs and their loadout, and rich variety of maps set on alien-infested Europa over which players will contest.

Official website: PlayDropzone.com 
Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/572520/

Pokemon Go – Johto Update Introduces Updated Encounter Gameplay, Evolution Options, New Berries and Expanded Avatar Items, ontop of over 80 new Pokemon to catch

Niantic, Inc. and The Pokémon Company International announced an additional 80 Pokémon will begin to appear in Pokémon GO later this week. These include Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region from the Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games, including Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile. Trainers will encounter these Pokémon “in the wild” as they embark on adventures and explore their neighborhoods and cities to catch Pokémon. In addition to Pokémon that will appear in the game for the first time, the latest update introduces new gameplay mechanics for Trainers to master, including new encounter gameplay, new Evolution items, two new Berries, and expanded outfit and accessory options for their Trainer avatars.

With the latest Pokémon GO game update, new Pokémon evolution options will give players the ability to use new Evolution items to evolve their Pokémon into ones that were originally discovered in the Johto region. While catching Pokémon, Trainers can use two new Berries—the Nanab Berry, which slows a Pokémon’s movements, and the Pinap Berry, which doubles the amount of Candy received if the next catch attempt succeeds. Trainers will also be able to customize their avatar’s appearance with a new selection of hats, shirts, pants, and other items. Additional items will be available for purchase from the in-game Pokémon GO shop.

To view a new Pokémon GO trailer highlighting the Pokémon coming to the game and the new features, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/embed/R04u9E5INTI .

Blood Bowl 2: The Chaos Dwarfs and the Khemri teams now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac.

Blood Bowl 2, the sequel to the video game adaptation of Games Workshop’s famous board game that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer, today welcomes two new races on its pitch: The Chaos Dwarfs and the Khemri teams. These teams, recognizable by their monumental Centaurs and their ancient arcane armours, will join the merry blood-bath that is Blood Bowl 2.

Being dead has its advantages. The Khemri team not only possesses the Regeneration skill but, due to certain arcane devices dragged up from the tombs, some players also benefit from Block and Pass. This means that they surpass the other Undead teams when playing the ball as they can run and pass almost as well as similar players of the living races. The flip-side of course is that since the majority of the team is made up of shambling Skeletons and lumbering Mummies, Khemri Coaches will need all their centuries of experience not to lose their most useful players early in the game.

The Chaos Dwarfs are different. They are the twisted descendants of Dwarf explorers turned into evil, self-centered creatures by the forces of Chaos. Their teams are defence-oriented and benefit from the great velocity of their Centaur retrievers and from a very powerful front line that can endure (and apply) a lot of pressure. Their main weakness lies with their poor ball-handling skills, forcing them to rely on their fragile Hobgoblins.

Both teams, along with their respective Star-Players Setekh and Zzharg Madeye, are now available on consoles, PC and Mac and sold as 2 separate DLCs. These teams are also available as part of the Team Pack on Steam, containing all teams players don’t currently own, at a discounted rate.

And that’s all!
~Ciao!

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