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CALL OF DUTY: WWII DELIVERS GRIPPING ACTION ON GLOBAL SCALE
Call of Duty is making a dramatic return to the greatest military conflict in history and where the franchise first began, World War II. On Friday, November 3rd, Call of Duty: WWII players will enlist in an unforgettable journey of brotherhood across the European theatre in a mission vital to the success of the Allied powers. The all-new Call of Duty delivers gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale. In addition to the game’s boots-on-the-ground combat, Multiplayer offers a host of new mode, system and gameplay innovations across iconic map locations; while an all-new Nazi Zombies Cooperative mode unleashes a startling, new storyline and adrenaline filled experience. Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: WWII defines the World War II game experience for a new generation of consoles.
“More than two and a-half years ago we made the decision to return this franchise to its roots, and Call of Duty: WWII does so in epic fashion,” said Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO. “The team at Sledgehammer Games is delivering an authentic, gritty, cinematic experience that honours both the epic scale, and the human struggle of the greatest war the world has ever known. This game will let longtime fans experience World War II like never before, and will introduce this historic conflict to a whole new generation of gamers in the process.”
“Call of Duty: WWII has been a journey of inspiration and passion for everyone at Sledgehammer Games. The team is dedicated to delivering on the intense nature of war that focuses on the heroism and sacrifice of soldiers in WWII. Our rich narrative driven, action-packed campaign, and engaging and innovative multiplayer experience immerse players into the boots of a soldier fighting for freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. And, our co-operative mode delivers a unique storyline that’s an all-new take on Nazi Zombies that we think fans are going to love,” said Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games.
Added Glen Schofield, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, “the story we’re telling is unlike anything that we’ve tackled before. It’s such an amazing journey of common everyday people who became heroes. We want to respect this great generation of soldiers, tell a realistic story set in a true inflection point in human history, and deliver the best experience of our careers.”
Call of Duty: WWII takes the franchise back to its roots in a bold cinematic experience that captures the unforgettable heroism of the soldiers who fought together in a war that changed the world forever. Activision’s gripping new title is an honest portrayal of World War II from the perspective of the famed 1stInfantry Division, with an ensemble cast of global and diverse characters. Through stunning visuals and intense audio, players storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, march across France to liberate Paris and ultimately push forward into Germany in some of the most monumental battles of all-time.
Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer combat immerses players in grounded, fast-paced action featuring an arsenal of authentic weapons and equipment, set in some of the most iconic locations in World War II’s European theatre. Multiplayer also delivers a new approach to character and create-a-class through Divisions, War, an all-new narrative multiplayer mode of play, and Headquarters, a first of its kind for the Call of Duty social community, designed for players to interact and socialise with friends. The definitive World War II next generation experience also introduces Nazi Zombies, an all-new cooperative mode featuring a unique standalone storyline set during World War II that’s full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping action. Look for more information about Multiplayer at E3 and the Nazi Zombies cooperative experience at a later date.
Call of Duty: WWII pre-orders at participating retailers includes access to the Private Beta, available first on PlayStation®4, scheduled for later this year. Call of Duty: WWII is available for pre-order in the following editions:
- Base Edition and Digital Base Edition
- Digital Deluxe Edition – Season Pass** and more
- Pro Edition – Season Pass**, collectible Steelbook and more
Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: WWII Editions.
Antigraviator new alpha and Kickstarter Teaser
The antigravity racer “Antigraviator” has released a new alpha and Kickstarter Teaser.
With the release of the project on Kickstarter today, Cybernetic Walrus, has released a new alpha for their game Antigraviator. This alpha has three racetracks, supports up to 4-player split-screen multiplayer and gives players the ability to customize their vehicles. It can be download from their website http://www.antigraviator.com/download/Antigraviator_demo_setup.exe
The teaser can be watched here: https://youtu.be/Sj5xebmS-A4
Antigraviator is a futuristic racing game with a twist. You can trigger environment traps on your opponent! More information on the game can be found at http://www.antigraviator.com
GUNDAM VERSUS PREPARES FOR BATTLE THIS FALL FROM BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. the premier publisher of anime videogames today announces GUNDAM VERSUS for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system. Take control of over 90 Mobile Suits spanning more than 35 years of the Mobile Suit Gundam universe and experience one of the most popular imports in Japanese pop culture history like never before.
World famous giant robot series and notorious head-to-head smash hit, GUNDAM VERSUS, is coming to the Americas for the first time for home console, this time built from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4 system. Battle in explosive online two-versus-two and three-versus-three team battles in this all-new title built from the ground up for the PlayStation 4 system. Each playable Mobile Suit comes equipped with its own weapons systems to learn and master along with new mobility options that allow for advanced strategy to evade and outwit opponents.
“For more than 35 years the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise has fostered a highly engaged and energetic community,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “We are excited to release GUNDAM VERSUS to those fans eager for more Mobile Suit Gundam releases in the West, as well as introducing the franchise a brand new expanded audience.”
GUNDAM VERSUS will be available Fall 2017 in the Americas on the PlayStation 4 system. For more information regarding GUNDAM VERSUS, please visit https://www.bandainamcoent.com . For more information on additional titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS , or https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS
APRIL UPDATE FOR FINAL FANTASY XV AVAILABLE NOW
FINAL FANTASY XV has released a free update that adds a new mode to the list of resolutions available when playing the game on the PlayStation 4 Pro system. The newly implemented mode enables the player to enjoy a smooth gameplay experience with a stable frame rate.
The full list of updates include:
- Introduction of rankings to Timed Quests
- First Timed Quest reward – the Afrosword, a Greatsword inspired by Grammy Award winning DJ and Producer Afrojack
- New car decals for players to customize their Regalia
- Three new songs added to the Music Player.
- Enlarged font sizes for the subtitles and various menu screens
More information is available on the website: https://finalfantasyxv.com/en/updates.
DiRT 4 GAMEPLAY TRAILER RELEASED, SHOWCASES BREADTH OF OFF-ROAD RACING CONTENT
Codemasters & Deep Silver today released a new DiRT 4 gameplay trailer showcasing the breadth of racing that fans will be able to experience on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam for $59.99 on June 6th. You can view the new DiRT 4 gameplay trailer on the official website: http://www.dirt4game.com or directly on the official YouTube channel https://youtu.be/D-9JLHIqUfQ.
The new trailer features the track ‘Instigators’ by Grace Potter, one of the songs from the amazing in-game soundtrack that has been created for DiRT 4 in an exclusive partnership with Globe, Universal Music’s in-house sync team. The agreement with Globe will see more than 40 licensed tracks appear throughout the game, matching DiRT’s unique style and tone and includes exclusive tracks from artists such as The Amazons, Sigma, Freak and Pretty Vicious alongside tracks from The Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Queens Of The Stone Age and Bastille.
With more than 50 iconic vehicles from the history of the sport to modern day, DiRT 4 challenges you to be fearless as you take on a variety of racing disciplines – rally, rallycross and landrush. The all-new DiRT Academy has also been added to the game which trains drivers in the skills you need in order to reach the top of the sport.
Featuring two different handling models, Gamer and Simulation, DiRT 4 offers both depth and accessibility for players old and new to the franchise. The game’s innovative Your Stage system allows you to produce a near infinite number of unique rally stages at the touch of a button. Your Stage allows experienced racing players to create longer, more technical routes, whilst newcomers can create simpler shorter routes as they hone their skills.
- OVER 50 OF THE MOST BREATH-TAKING OFF-ROAD CARS EVER BUILT – Including Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru WRX STI NR4 and Audi Sport quattro S1 E2
- 5 INCREDIBLE RALLY LOCATIONS WITH MILLIONS OF ROUTES – Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden & Wales
- THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – Race at Montalegre, Lohéac Bretagne, Hell, Holjes & Lydden Hill in a multitude of different series
- LANDRUSH – Short-course dirt track racing in Pro Buggies, Pro-2 Trucks, Pro-4 Trucks and Crosskart vehicles in California, Nevada and Mexico
- JOYRIDE – Laptime challenges, smash challenges, free-play area and send challenges to friends
- DiRT ACADEMY – Taking place at the DirtFish Rally School in Washington, USA, learn the skills, techniques and practice to become the best!
- CAREER MODE – create your driver, compete across the disciplines, gain sponsors and build your team with clear goals and rewards
- COMPETITIVE GAMING – Daily, weekly and month-long challenges against fellow players from around the world
- NEXT GENERATION OF RACENET – Live ladder, leagues and tournaments, cross-platform leaderboards, enhanced CREST telemetry system
- TUNING – Tweak your set-up based on vehicle, track and weather conditions to best suit your racing style
- DAMAGE & REPAIRS – Wear and tear is faithfully recreated with an improved and realistic damage model. Damage can be repaired by hiring engineers to work in the team’s Service Area between stages, but with a finite amount of time available.
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Injustice 2 for Mobile Pre-Registration Begins Today
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announce pre-registration for Injustice 2 for mobile is now open. Players who pre-register with their email address at mobile.injustice.com will receive the iconic thief, Catwoman, as an exclusive playable character at launch. With her powerful Bleed effect, which ignores enemy defenses and damages opponents over time, Catwoman is a force to be reckoned with as she continues to walk the blurred line between Super Hero and Super-Villain in Injustice 2.
In development by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 for mobile stars a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and features new and improved combat from its predecessor with increased movement, the addition of projectiles, upgraded special moves and more. Injustice 2 for mobile also features brand-new modes that offer a one-of-a-kind mobile experience on-the-go, including a dedicated Story Mode that follows the events of Injustice 2 for console, a mission-based Operations Mode, a competitive Arena Mode and much more. The game will be available for iOS and Android devices soon.
For more information about Injustice 2 for mobile please visit mobile.injustice.com. Join the Injustice 2 conversation on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Injustice2Mobile ) Twitter (https://twitter.com/Injustice2Go) and official forums (https://go.wbgames.com/Forums).
Androids Get a Dose of Neon Chrome as Cyberpunk Shooter Launches in Google Play
The top-down cyberpunk shooter Neon Chrome is now available for Android devices in Google Play. The game is priced $9.99 USD. “Neon Chrome has proven to be a solidly performing flagship title for us. I’m happy the game is now available for Android gamers as well.” says Tero Alatalo, CEO of 10tons. Neon Chrome is an infinite twin-stick top-down shooter with procedurally generated levels and destructible environment. Choose your character, enter the elevator and try to bring down the Overseer – again and again. Neon Chrome is an endless symphony of fight, die, improve and repeat.
- Procedurally generated levels – true endless replayability
- Completely destructible environment
- Persistent RPG-like 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
- Discover & unlock enhancements, abilities and weapons
Neon Chrome in Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.the10tons.neonchrome
Neon Chrome mobile trailer: https://youtu.be/YPnDdVvliv0
That’s all for the news today!