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Zwei Series, Zwei: The Arges Adventure Coming This Winter



XSEED Games Announces Second Entry in the Zwei Series, Zwei: The Arges Adventure, for PC This Winter

Gastronomic Action RPG from Nihon Falcom Brings Stand-Alone Story, Hand-Drawn 2D World, and a Heaping Mouthful of Tongue (and food)-in-Cheek Humor

Torrance, Calif. — December 1, 2017 — XSEED Games, the independent-minded publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that Zwei: The Arges Adventure, the first entry in the Zwei series from developer Nihon Falcom, will be served up on Windows PC via Steam, GOG, and The Humble Store by Humble Bundle this winter. Originally released as Zwei!! in Japan on PC, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is the direct predecessor to the recently released Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection. This title is positively brimming with charm and character, combining a gorgeous, painterly 2D world filled with anime-style characters, strong action RPG mechanics, and self-aware dialogue from quirky characters who frequently find themselves in comedically over-the-top situations.

Set on the mysterious time-forgotten floating continent of Arges, Zwei: The Arges Adventure follows the exploits of socially awkward teenage step-siblings Pokkle and Pipiro as they find their monotonous, ho-hum village life rudely interrupted by a mysterious figure who steals six holy idols from the local shrine. Pokkle, a master craftsman of terrible puns and a wannabe hero, and Pipiro, a sarcastic mage-in-training with an obsession for fashion and a penchant for speaking her mind no matter how bad an idea that may be, jump at the chance to track down the masked thief and return the idols to their village – Pokkle for the fame, glory, and opportunities to make more puns, and Pipiro purely for the hefty reward on offer. Their adventures will take them to every corner of the continent, leading them to encounter a wide array of over-the-top friends and foes as they uncover a far more sinister plot to revive an ancient “Demon Lord” and get a very up close and personal lesson on nearly 500 years’ worth of Arges history.

Originally developed and released in Japan by Nihon Falcom on PC and PlayStation Portable, and ported to the PlayStation 2 in Japan by Taito, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is the direct predecessor to Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection and will be the first time this title has been made officially available in the West. Boasting a painterly, hand-drawn 2D world populated by a diverse cast of allies and enemies who are constantly on the move, Zwei: The Arges Adventure also represents one of the formative examples of Nihon Falcom's now-signature multi-character action RPG combat, enhanced here with smoother and more intuitive gamepad support and a bevy of other optimizations for modern PC systems. This title also features the series’ unique food-based leveling system, giving players more direct control over the game’s difficulty by allowing them to choose how quickly their characters grow in power: will they save food for later to exchange for better food and more level-ups, gorge early on for a more metered experience gain, or fast altogether for a truly hardcore challenge?

Additionally, Zwei: The Arges Adventure stands as the most feature-complete version of the game to date, reintegrating the majority of the PC-exclusive features that were lost in the Japanese console versions (including an Ys-themed typing tutor minigame, a challenging block puzzler minigame, and the “Pet Monitor” virtual pet system), boasting a wide variety of unlockables that include all-new content to further expand the already dynamic RPG experience, and even allowing players to select the PSP-version’s arranged soundtrack so they can hear a different take on the game’s stunning musical score.

Zwei: The Arges Adventure is developed by Nihon Falcom and will be published worldwide for Windows PC by XSEED Games this winter. More information about Zwei: The Arges Adventure will be revealed on its dedicated site, which will be launching soon at http://www.worldofzwei.com. The Windows PC version of Zwei: The Arges Adventure is not rated by the ESRB.

For more information on XSEED Games products, please visit www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook, Twitter, and on their blog on Tumblr.





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Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Rise and Fall Available February 8, 2018


Read Paul Weimer on Civilization VI here!




Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Rise and Fall
Available February 8, 2018

Deepest Civilization experience to date adds new leaders, civilizations, units, wonders and all-new game systems.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #OneMoreTurn


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K and Firaxis Games announced today that Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Rise and Fall, the expansion pack for the critically acclaimed and award-winning strategy title, will be available for Windows PC on February 8, 2018.

Civilization VI: Rise and Fall brings new choices, strategies, and challenges for players as they guide a civilization through the ages. The expansion introduces new Great Ages, a new city loyalty system, and Governors while expanding existing Diplomacy and Government systems; and adds nine new leaders and eight new civilizations, a variety of new units, districts, wonders, buildings, and more. Players can now lead their empire into a Golden Age of prosperity or emerge triumphantly from a Dark Age into a memorable Heroic Age.

“Sid Meier’s Civilization is 2K’s longest running franchise and we’re thrilled to reveal this exciting and dynamic expansion for fans to experience Civilization VI in all new ways,” said Matt Gorman, VP of Marketing at 2K. “The Civilization VI: Rise and Fall expansion comes after a year of content and updates to Civilization VI, and marks the perfect time for both veterans and newcomers to take one more turn at building their empire.”

“With the new Great Ages system in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, players can experience the ebb and flow of building empires amidst the challenges of history, either to lasting greatness or the dust of antiquity,” added Anton Strenger, Lead Designer at Firaxis Games. “With this expansion’s new features, players will be both challenged and rewarded in ways never seen before in the 26 years of the Civilization franchise.”

Key features for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall include:
  • GREAT AGES: As your civilization ebbs and flows, and you reach milestone Historic Moments, you will experience Dark Ages or Golden Ages, each providing specific challenges or bonuses based on your actions in-game. Rise triumphantly from a Dark Age, and your next Golden Age will be even stronger – a Heroic Age.
  • LOYALTY: Cities now have individual Loyalty to your leadership – let it fall too low, and face the consequences of low yields, revolts, and the potential to lose your city to another civilization, or its own independence. But one civilization’s loss can be your gain as you inspire Loyalty among cities throughout the map and further expand your borders.
  • GOVERNORS: Recruit, appoint, and upgrade powerful characters with unique specialization bonuses and promotion trees to customize your cities, and reinforce Loyalty.
  • ENHANCED ALLIANCES: An enhanced alliances system allows players to form different types of alliances and build bonuses over time.
  • EMERGENCIES: When a civilization grows too powerful, other civilizations can join a pact against the threatening civilization and earn rewards, or penalties, when the Emergency ends.
  • TIMELINE: Review your civilization’s history at any time with the new Timeline feature, a visual journey through the Historic Moments that you encountered on your path to victory.
  • NEW LEADERS AND CIVS: Nine leaders and eight new civilizations are introduced. Each brings unique bonuses and gameplay, as well as a total of eight unique units, two unique buildings, four unique improvements, and two unique districts.
  • NEW GLOBAL CONTENT: Eight new world wonders, seven natural wonders, four new units, two new tile improvements, two new districts, fourteen new buildings, and three new resources have been added.
  • IMPROVED GAMEPLAY SYSTEMS: The Government system has been enhanced with new Policies and additional improvements have been made to existing systems.
Developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up by the ESRB, and is available now on Windows PC. Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Rise and Fall will be available on February 8, 2018 for Windows PC.

For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI, visit www.civilization.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow Civilization on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe on YouTube.

Firaxis Games is a 2K studio. 2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).

About Take-Two Interactive Software

Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.

About 2K

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games and 2K China. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™, Mafia, and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, Evolve™, Battleborn®, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the highest rated* annual sports title of this console generation.

*According to 2008 - 2017 Metacritic.com

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games™ is one of the world’s premier game development studios, and home of legendary designer Sid Meier. Firaxis has developed some of the most successful and award-winning PC and video games on the market today, including the award-winning Sid Meier’s Civilization® series, featuring the recently released Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, for Windows PC, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth™ for Windows PC, the expansion pack Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide for Windows PC, Sid Meier’s Civilization V for Windows PC, as well as the critically acclaimed expansion packs, Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World and Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings for Windows PC. Firaxis also released the 2012 Game of the Year award-winning XCOM®: Enemy Unknown for Windows PC, the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Apple iOS, along with the critically acclaimed expansion pack XCOM: Enemy Within for Windows PC, the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, and Apple iOS. Firaxis Games is owned by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., and is part of its 2K publishing label. For more information about Firaxis and its games can be found at www.firaxis.com.

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Destiny 2 Now Available Globally On PC

Destiny 2 Now Available Globally On PC

DESTINY 2, BEST-SELLING CONSOLE GAME OF THE YEAR IN THE U.S. TO
DATE, NOW AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON PC, FEATURING A FULLY OPTIMIZED
PC EXPERIENCE

Blizzard Battle.net® Welcomes Destiny 2 for PC

Winner of Best PC Game – Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2017 Available Today

Santa Monica, CA – October 24, 2017 – Bungie and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), delivered for the first time, the world-renowned, first-person action game, Destiny 2, on PC across the globe today. Destiny 2 has received more than 70 global awards and nominations to date, including winning “Best PC Game – Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2017,” and industry nomination for “Gamescom Award 2017 - Best PC Game.” The console game, released on September 6, was recognized as the best-selling console game of 2017 in the United States to date with less than one month of sales by The NPD Group yesterday, and now Destiny 2 PC is available exclusively on Blizzard Battle.net®, Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed online-gaming platform, for digital distribution and at global retailers.

Developed by Bungie, and brought to PC in partnership with Vicarious Visions, Destiny 2 is optimized to take full advantage of the PC platform, delivering a native PC experience with PC specific features such as: 4K resolution support, uncapped frame rate, full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping, text chat, adjustable field of view, a detailed PC settings screen, 21:9 and triple monitor support, and HDR. Destiny 2 PC is playable on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

"It’s not every day that you get to welcome a new community to a game, but today we’re very excited to welcome PC players to the incredible universe of Destiny 2,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision. “And with the unique partnership between Activision, Bungie and Blizzard, we’re giving players a gaming experience they won’t soon forget. Time to defeat Ghaul on triple monitor widescreen.”

Bungie’s PC Project Lead David Shaw, said, “The anticipation we’ve seen from the community and industry for the addition of PC is exciting for Bungie, our partners at Vicarious Visions and Activision.” He added, “We committed resources to make sure the PC game was created with the discerning requirements of the PC community in mind and are happy to extend a red-carpet welcome to those players across the world now that the game is live on Blizzard’s Battle.net platform.”

“It’s been an honor to work so closely with Bungie on the development of the first PC version from the Destiny franchise since we’ve been long-time fans of the game,” said Jennifer Oneal, Studio Head for Vicarious Visions. She added, “As PC gamers ourselves, the collective team has given great care to deliver on our new audience’s expectations for Destiny 2 PC.”

Destiny 2 takes players on an epic journey across the universe to defend humanity from annihilation. The game welcomes new players to the universe, as well as those who have been devoted to the universe since the beginning, with an array of modes and activities to explore. In the story of Destiny 2, the last safe city on Earth has fallen and lies in ruins, occupied by a powerful new army. Players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city’s forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.

In Destiny 2, every player creates their own character called a “Guardian,” humanity’s chosen protectors. Players can choose from playing the cinematic story campaign, venturing into expansive destinations to joining in cooperative modes including Strike missions. PC players can play the ‘Leviathan’ raid, a fan-favorite, endgame, 6-player gameplay experience when it goes live on November 1, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. For competitive players, Destiny 2 offers intense 4v4 multiplayer matches in ‘The Crucible’.

Destiny 2 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is available at a suggested retail price of $59.99. The product line-up also features the Destiny 2 – Game + Expansion Pass Bundle at $89.99 SRP, the Destiny 2 – Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content at $99.99 SRP, the Limited Edition at $99.99 SRP, and the Collector’s Edition, featuring a fully-wearable Destiny 2 – Frontier Bag, Expansion Pass, premium digital content and a Cabal-themed Collector’s Box for $249.99 SRP.

Minimum system requirements for the PC game are an Intel Core i3-3250, Intel Pentium G4560, or an AMD FX-4350, along with a GeForce GTX 660 2GB, GTX 1050 2GB, or Radeon HD 7850. Additionally, 6GB of RAM, and 68GB of HDD space.

For more game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels on Facebook and @DestinyTheGame on Instagram and Twitter. The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.net, Facebook, @Bungie on Twitter, Instagram and www.Twitch.tv/Bungie on Twitch.

About Bungie

Bungie is an independent, employee-owned game development studio dedicated to creating hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player communities. For more than two-and-a-half decades that purpose has led to the creation of some of the industry’s most celebrated gaming franchises, including Marathon, Myth, Halo, and Destiny. Today, Bungie is focused on creating new experiences and adventures for the Destiny 2 community to share.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment, including Call of Duty®, Destiny, Skylanders™ and Crash Bandicoot™ some of the world’s most successful interactive entertainment franchises. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.

Vaporum Available Now for PC




Unravel the dark secret of the monumental tower, lost in the middle of the sea. Fatbot Games is excited to finally share their mysterious adventure – where you can’t tell the difference between agitating dreams and bizarre reality.

Vaporum is a grid-based, single-player, single-character dungeon crawler game, seen from a first-person perspective in an original steampunk setting. It is inspired by old-school games like Dungeon Master I and II, the Eye of the Beholder series, and the more recent Legend of Grimrock I and II.

Get a copy on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/629690/Vaporum/ and on GOG: https://www.gog.com/game/vaporum

– the regular price is 19.99 USD / 19.99 EUR, but there’s a 10% discount to celebrate the game’s release! Find out if you have what it takes to survive the depths of the mysterious tower…

Prepare to fight – you’re going to come across many enemies along the way. Each of them has a distinctive set of strengths, weaknesses, offensive and defensive abilities, so you’ll have to employ different tactics to beat them. Choose wisely when equipping yourself with gear. Weapons differ from one another not only by damage levels and appearance, but also in their unique bonuses and behaviors.

Use a wide range of skills throughout the gadget-based RPG system: direct attacks, area attacks, offensive and defensive skills, and more. But be careful – they may be powerful, but they also drain your energy. And don’t forget, some enemies are immune to certain attacks, so you will have to figure out the best way to deal with every encounter the game throws at you.

Solve intriguing puzzles and level-wide objectives using both your wits and reflexes to advance through the game. While most riddles are contained within a single room, progression objectives can span entire levels, or even multiple ones.

Instead of increasing the abilities of your human character, you can upgrade your exoskeleton. Equip yourself with various items and define your own playstyle. Change your armor and weaponry at any time to adapt to the numerous unexpected situations. As your exoskeleton becomes more powerful by absorbing a special substance – fumium – from defeated enemies, you will be able to unlock useful areas of it, gaining significant permanent attribute bonuses and passive skills. Simply put – prepare for tons of customization.

VAPORUM – MAIN FEATURES:
  • Fight in real time! First-person real-time combat against deadly foes with varied abilities and behaviors.
  • Be tactical. Use various attacks and read your opponents’ moves – each enemy has a different set of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Fully voiced main characters. Find out what happened to the inhabitants of the tower from fully voiced phono-diaries recorded by the protagonists.
  • Tons of customization options! The gadget-based RPG system allows you to evolve your exoskeleton and define your own playstyle.
  • Absorb fumium from defeated enemies. Unlock additional circuits in your exoskeleton and gain new bonuses and skills.
  • Keep your wits about you. Solve level-wide objectives and puzzles of varying difficulty.
  • Explore and loot. Look for secret passages filled with additional challenges and rewards.
  • What happened in the mysterious tower? A storyline full of dark secrets and unexpected twists.
  • An immersive steampunk setting. Beautiful graphics, stunning sound design, and an atmosphere of constant danger lurking around every corner.
You can find more information about the game on the official website (http://www.vaporum-game.com/landing-page/ ), and on Facebook and Twitter.

About Fatbot Games
Fatbot Games is an indie company based in Slovakia – a small country in Central Europe. It was founded by two industry veterans: Tibor Repta and Matej Zajačik. The company currently has secured investment funding. The core team is composed of 4 industry veterans (former colleagues and long-time friends) with 43 years of combined experience in the game development business. Fatbot Games believes in polished games with strong storylines and high production value in both visuals and gameplay. Vaporum is their first project. http://www.vaporum-game.com/



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KOEI TECMO America Unveils Gaming Platforms For Upcoming Titanic Action Game ATTACK ON TITAN 2


Don The Omni-Directional Mobility Gear And Experience The Gripping Events From Season 2 Of The Worldwide Anime Hit, ‘Attack on Titan’

Burlingame, Calif. — September 25, 2017 — KOEI TECMO America is excited to unveil today that ATTACK ON TITAN 2, the sequel to 2016’s titanic action game, Attack on Titan, is currently in development for physical release on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®.

ATTACK ON TITAN 2 delves deeply into the fascinating narrative of Attack on Titan’s second season and offers players versatile action and new challenges, as it introduces the newly improved omni-directional mobility gear offering advanced freedom of movement and targeting precision to counter enhanced Titan movements.

Players will be able to try their new moves against these fearsome Titans as they control characters from a Titan-sized roster! Outside of battle they will be able to deepen their relationships with their fellow squad-mates while gaining greater insight into life within the walls thanks to more advanced RPG elements.

While more information about the game’s release date, narrative, and new mechanics will be unveiled in the coming weeks, KOEI TECMO released a new selection of in-game assets which further showcase famous scenes from the anime and character interactions outside of battle.

For more news and information on ATTACK ON TITAN 2, please visit the official site at www.koeitecmoamerica.com/attackontitan2 , Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous , and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS. This title has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

Based on the manga "Shingeki no Kyojin" by Hajime Isayama originally serialized in the
monthly BESSATSU SHONEN magazine published by Kodansha Ltd. ©Hajime Isayama,Kodansha/"ATTACK ON TITAN"Production Committee.

©2017 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox LIVE are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

© 2017 Nintendo. Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo.












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Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM Launches November 10, 2017


Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM will launch on November 10, 2017 in the Americas for the PS4 and PC via STEAM.

Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM launches on the PlayStation 4 and PC via STEAM on November 10, 2017

In the world of Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM, players enter the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, where cats, mice, and humans once lived in harmony. After a treacherous coup, Evan, the young boy king of Ding Dong Dell is forced to flee his kingdom. Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM recounts the story of this deposed king and his journey to build his own kingdom and unite the entire world.


BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC.’S NI NO KUNI II: REVENANT KINGDOM ARRIVES IN THE AMERICAS ON NOVEMBER 10, 2017 FOR THE PLAYSTATION 4 SYSTEM AND STEAM

Prepare to Enter a Magical World to Reclaim Your Throne This November

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (June 12, 2017) – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., the leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment, announces today that Ni no Kuni™ II: REVENANT KINGDOM will launch on November 10, 2017 in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC via STEAM®. Developed by world-renowned video game studio LEVEL-5 Inc., with participation from former Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose and music composed by Joe Hisaishi, Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM is ready to enchant gamers across the world in an epic role-playing game.

In the world of Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM, players enter the kingdom of Ding Dong Dell, where cats, mice, and humans once lived in harmony. After a treacherous coup, Evan, the young boy king of Ding Dong Dell is forced to flee his kingdom. Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM recounts the story of this deposed king and his journey to build his own kingdom and unite the entire world.

Supporting Evan on his adventure will be friends he meets along his journey including Roland, a visitor from another world, and Tani, the daughter of the leader of sky pirates. Players will encounter even more characters to join Evan throughout his quest including natural phenomena known as Higgledies. The Higgledies will provide invaluable support during battles including offensive and defensive buffs, increasing special attack power for Evan and his friends, and assist in attacking enemies. Join Evan on his quest as he fights powerful monsters, face perilous dungeons, and rises to once again become a king!

Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM launches in the Americas on the PlayStation 4 system and PC via STEAM on November 10, 2017 with a MSRP of $59.99. For more information regarding Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/ni-no-kuni-ii,
https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS , or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

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About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found at https://www.bandainamcoent.com or https://www.facbook.com/BandaiNamcoUS .

Press Release © 2017 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
Ni no Kuni™ II: REVENANT KINGDOM & ©LEVEL-5 Inc.
All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

Skull & Bones Coming in Fall 2018 from Ubisoft



Skull & Bones will launch in Fall 2018 for PC, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X.


Skull & Bones will take gamers to the Golden Age of Piracy where they will create their own unique pirate captains and sail through the beautiful yet treacherous Indian Ocean filled with rich merchant trade routes to loot. Whether it is on their own or as part of a pirate gang, gamers will take the helm of their powerful warship and lead their crew into the endless battle to rule the seas and become the deadliest pirate kingpin.
Skull & Bones is an online naval game that will take players across a dynamic, shared open-ocean that reacts to their actions and evolves to continuously challenge them. Building upon the studio’s naval gameplay expertise, Skull & Bones introduces an innovative wind system that gives gamers tactical opportunities to navigate more quickly, shoot further, hit harder, escape deadly blows, and position themselves to decimate their victims. Gamers will also be able to build their own fleet of ships, which can specialize in different battle conditions using the game’s extensive customization options.

In preparation for launch, Skull & Bones will conduct several live alphas and betas. Gamers interested in participating can sign up at http://www.skullandbonesgame.com/beta.






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Ubisoft’s® Skull & BonesTM Enlists Friends and Foes to Captain Warships as Notorious Pirates on the High Seas

Brand-New Online Naval IP Led by Ubisoft Singapore Lets Gamers Live Their 
Ultimate Pirate Fantasy

LOS ANGELES — June 12, 2017 — Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® announced that gamers will take command of their own warship to live the ultimate pirate experience alongside their friends and become a legend of the open-ocean in SKULL & BONESTM. SKULL & BONES will launch in fall 2018  for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

With development led by Ubisoft Singapore,* Skull & Bones will take gamers to the Golden Age of Piracy where they will create their own unique pirate captains and sail through the beautiful yet treacherous Indian Ocean filled with rich merchant trade routes to loot. Whether it is on their own or as part of a pirate gang, gamers will take the helm of their powerful warship and lead their crew into the endless battle to rule the seas and become the deadliest pirate kingpin.

Skull & Bones is an online naval game that will take players across a dynamic, shared open-ocean that reacts to their actions and evolves to continuously challenge them. Building upon the studio’s naval gameplay expertise, Skull & Bones introduces an innovative wind system that gives gamers tactical opportunities to navigate more quickly, shoot further, hit harder, escape deadly blows, and position themselves to decimate their victims. Gamers will also be able to build their own fleet of ships, which can specialize in different battle conditions using the game’s extensive customization options.

“Skull & Bones is the game that our team has dreamed of building ever since we first set sail singing along to sea shanties and we are excited to finally share our vision here at E3,” said Justin Farren, creative director. “Thanks to our systemic living world, our gameplay innovations, a strong fantasy and the team’s commitment to support the game in the long term, we believe that Skull & Bones will bring players a unique experience allowing them to live the intriguing and thrilling life of pirates.”

In preparation for launch, Skull & Bones will conduct several live alphas and betas. Gamers interested in participating can sign up at http://www.skullandbonesgame.com/beta.

For the latest on Skull & Bones and all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit www.ubiblog.com.

For more information about Skull & Bones, please visit http://www.skullandbonesgame.com/ and please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skullandbonesgame and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/skullandbonesgame.

*Associate studios are Blue Byte and Ubisoft Chengdu

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2016-17 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,460 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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The Darkside Detective Coming July 27, 2017


Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the sole member of the criminally underfunded Darkside Division. When evil darkens the doorsteps of Twin Lakes City – hell, even when it just loiters around shop fronts or hangs out in shady alleyways – he’s there, ready to investigate the cases that nobody else will. He is The Darkside Detective.

The Darkside Detective is a classic point and click adventure game with a distinct sense of humour. It’s being developed for PC and Mac and is set to be released July 27th. Come and join Detective McQueen and Officer Dooley as they investigate 6 bizarre cases. From the occult to the supernatural, anything is possible in this micro adventure game.








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     Developer:
     Spooky Doorway
     Based in Galway,
     Ireland

     Paul Conway
     Artist

     Tracey McCabe
     Developer

     Christopher Colston
     Developer

     Dave McCabe
     Writer

     Ben Prunty
     Composer





The Darkside Detective - Occult for Dummies
In game music from The Darkside Detective. Composed by Ben Prunty.



The Darkside Detective - Main Title
Title music from The Darkside Detective. Composed by Ben Prunty.

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