Thursday, 21 September 2017

Argos celebrates new Star Wars: The Last Jedi toy range with an intergalactic trip for BB8


Leading toy retailer, Argos, has celebrated the launch of its latest Star Wars toy range by sending the iconic BB8 into space, to a galaxy far, far away….

Gliding 37,260m above Earth, BB8 was launched into the stratosphere to return top secret Imperial data to the Resistance, helping the good in their continuing fight against evil.

It was in 2015 that BB8 was captured by The First Order, before escaping the evil clutches of Admiral Hex and returning to Earth, having stolen secret enemy data.



So ahead of the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on 15 December 2017, Argos sent BB8 on a secret mission, back to the galaxy to return this secret enemy data, to help the Resistance in their upcoming fights with evil forces. 

BB8 completed its mission in a matter of hours, reaching a speed of over 200 miles per hour during the galaxy-hopping trip. The droid was specially modified for its secret mission, with a team of 12 space experts spending one whole month, preparing the toy for lift off.   
After crash-landing back on earth, the firm fan-favourite joined key characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Argos’s extensive range of Star Wars™ toys. Prices range from just £10.99 for the movie-inspired Star Wars™ Force Link Figure Assortment to £139.99 for a remote controlled Hyperdrive BB-8.

The launch was overseen by Dan Blaney, space expert at Sent into Space. He said: “Star Wars has always been at the forefront of bringing new galaxies and space travel to the masses. We we’re thrilled to have helped Argos send the iconic BB8 to return his secret data to the resistance, ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi being released this year.”

Paul Kinge, Toy Buyer at Argos, said: “Our wide range of Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys features exclusive ranges that are incredibly realistic, making them a must have item for the many fans and super-fans out there. To celebrate their release, it seemed only right to resurrect an iconic story line, in this case BB8’s from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a special mission ahead of the new movie release this December.

“Star Wars captures the hearts and imaginations of every generation, and the toys are part of what helps bring the films to life in homes across the globe. We’re thrilled to offer so many a glimpse into the out of this world experience that Star Wars offers.”
  
Available online, in-store or on the Argos app, customers can get over 20,000 products how they want, when they want.  Argos’s market-leading Fast Track services provides nationwide same-day home delivery for just £3.95, seven days a week, and faster collection in 800+ stores for no charge.

YOUR ULTIMATE DRIVER JOURNEY BEGINS FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER!
On Friday 22nd September Project CARS 2 powers its way onto the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One and PC for the much-anticipated worldwide release of gamescom 2017’s “Best Simulation Game”.
Project CARS 2, the second installment in the critically-acclaimed Project CARS motorsport franchise developed by Slightly Mad Studios, takes the franchise and its fans into a blistering new era of motorsport racing simulation.

With the largest track roster ever seen on console, 29 motorsport series featuring 180+ cars from dozens of elite brands, and four full seasons of grip-altering weather across 140 revolutionary “living” tracks, Project CARS 2 brings home all the authenticity, beauty, and passion of racing action as never before.



To celebrate the release comes the Project CARS 2 Launch Trailer that features “Silence”, a track that has been hailed as one of the greatest Trance Anthems of all time, and which has now been revisited by Rhys Fulber, co-founder of the electronica band Delerium, specifically for the Launch Trailer.
Taking the song's tempo down to 100 BPM to highlight Sarah McLachlan's sublime vocals, Rhys Fulber has created a new cinematic techno dub remix of “Silence” to welcome 2017’s definitive racing game, Project CARS 2.

Project CARS 2 is rated PEGI 3. The game will be released 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/

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Middle-earth™: Shadow of War™ NEW Mystic Tribe Video Revealed  


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a NEW video for Middle-earth: Shadow of War, spotlighting the Mystic tribe, a faction of Orcs who specialise in dark magic, rituals and incantations that date back thousands of years. In Shadow of War, Orcs now belong to tribes, which extend their influence stemming from the Overlords ruling the mighty fortresses throughout the open world, providing a rich ecosystem of missions, exploration and a dynamic Orc society with diverse Orc cultures, all brought to life through the expanded Nemesis System. While the Mystic tribe's warriors are as capable as Orcs of other tribes, all of Mordor fear the curses and spells that the Mystic tribe can invoke, who call upon their black magic of the Dark Lord to torment their enemies.

The Official Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ Mystic Tribe Video 


Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the RingsMiddle-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 X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation® 4 and PlayStation® 4 Pro beginning 10th October 2017.

For the latest information or to join the Middle-earth: Shadow of Warconversation, visit us on YouTube (ShadowofWarGame), Twitter (@ShadowofWarGame), Instagram (ShadowofWarGame), Facebook (ShadowofWarGame), Twitch (MonolithLive), Community (ShadowOfWar) or the official website (www.ShadowofWar.com).


LIST OF XBOX ONE X ENHANCED GAMES GROWS TO OVER 130, CONSOLE PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE


Last month at gamescom, we unveiled pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, a limited edition console designed for our biggest fans. Thanks to you, we saw record-setting sellouts in the first five days, making Xbox One X the fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever with more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles pre-ordered in the first five days than any Xbox ever.

We know you are anxious to get your hands on the world’s most powerful console and so today, we’re excited to announce Xbox One Xstandard edition pre-orders begin today. Local retailers around the world, including Microsoft Store are opening up more pre-orders for Xbox One X, so be sure to get yours today.



When it comes to games, we’re thrilled to announce that you’ll be able to enjoy more than 130 (and counting!) new and existing games enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of its full power, including Far Cry 5, L.A. NoireGreedfall and Okami HD. We set out to make Xbox One X the best place to create and experience games, and hearing how our partners are excited and committed to Xbox One X confirms our vision. See below for what some of our partners had to say about their experiences with Xbox One X. And for more information explaining Xbox One X Enhanced program, visit xbox.com/enhanced and check out this video with our very own Major Nelson and Head of Xbox Console Marketing, Albert Penello.

"It’s a crazy powerful box. [Shadow of War on Xbox One X] will be the prettiest possible version of the game [among consoles]. We have some dev kits which also load a lot faster. While in development it’s extra nice to load a giant world in a matter of seconds so we can iterate faster. But it will also have faster loading times for players.” – Bob Roberts, Middle-earth: Shadow of War Design Director, as quoted in GamesRadar+

“The experience of the game is the same across all of the different platforms. We try to make sure the game shines on every platform the best it can. Having said that, the Xbox One X version is absolutely the most beautiful version.” – Ashraf Ismail, Assassin’s Creed Origins Game Director, as quoted in WeWriteThings

"Bringing a PC game to Xbox, Microsoft makes it really easy...So it really just comes down to making the gameplay good. And especially on Xbox One X, two hours after we got the dev kit it was running at 4K, 60fps. That thing is very powerful. It was that easy. I think we were expecting it to take a little longer than that, but no, it was a cinch." – Jonathan Rogers, Path of Exile Lead Programmer, as quoted inGamesRadar+

Xbox One X joins the Xbox One family of devices alongside Xbox One S and the recently-announced Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels bundle,Minecraft Limited Edition bundleShadow of War bundle and Madden NFL 18 bundle – all also available for purchase or pre-order now. And of course, all your existing Xbox One games and accessories are compatible across the Xbox One family of devices.

We’re grateful to you, our fans, for your continued enthusiasm and to our developers for all their excitement for supporting Xbox One X as we march toward launch.


LIST OF XBOX ONE X ENHANCED GAMES GROWS TO OVER 130, CONSOLE PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE


Last month at gamescom, we unveiled pre-orders for the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition, a limited edition console designed for our biggest fans. Thanks to you, we saw record-setting sellouts in the first five days, making Xbox One X the fastest-selling Xbox pre-order ever with more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles pre-ordered in the first five days than any Xbox ever.

We know you are anxious to get your hands on the world’s most powerful console and so today, we’re excited to announce Xbox One Xstandard edition pre-orders begin today. Local retailers around the world, including Microsoft Store are opening up more pre-orders for Xbox One X, so be sure to get yours today.

When it comes to games, we’re thrilled to announce that you’ll be able to enjoy more than 130 (and counting!) new and existing games enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of its full power, including Far Cry 5, L.A. NoireGreedfall and Okami HD. We set out to make Xbox One X the best place to create and experience games, and hearing how our partners are excited and committed to Xbox One X confirms our vision. See below for what some of our partners had to say about their experiences with Xbox One X. And for more information explaining Xbox One X Enhanced program, visit xbox.com/enhanced and check out this video with our very own Major Nelson and Head of Xbox Console Marketing, Albert Penello.

"It’s a crazy powerful box. [Shadow of War on Xbox One X] will be the prettiest possible version of the game [among consoles]. We have some dev kits which also load a lot faster. While in development it’s extra nice to load a giant world in a matter of seconds so we can iterate faster. But it will also have faster loading times for players.” – Bob Roberts, Middle-earth: Shadow of War Design Director, as quoted in GamesRadar+

“The experience of the game is the same across all of the different platforms. We try to make sure the game shines on every platform the best it can. Having said that, the Xbox One X version is absolutely the most beautiful version.” – Ashraf Ismail, Assassin’s Creed Origins Game Director, as quoted in WeWriteThings

"Bringing a PC game to Xbox, Microsoft makes it really easy...So it really just comes down to making the gameplay good. And especially on Xbox One X, two hours after we got the dev kit it was running at 4K, 60fps. That thing is very powerful. It was that easy. I think we were expecting it to take a little longer than that, but no, it was a cinch." – Jonathan Rogers, Path of Exile Lead Programmer, as quoted inGamesRadar+

Xbox One X joins the Xbox One family of devices alongside Xbox One S and the recently-announced Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels bundle,Minecraft Limited Edition bundleShadow of War bundle and Madden NFL 18 bundle – all also available for purchase or pre-order now. And of course, all your existing Xbox One games and accessories are compatible across the Xbox One family of devices.

We’re grateful to you, our fans, for your continued enthusiasm and to our developers for all their excitement for supporting Xbox One X as we march toward launch.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

EXPERIENCE THE TIMELESS CLASSIC FINAL FANTASY IX NOW ON PLAYSTATION 4

Fan Favourite Available Today from the PlayStation Store

During the 2017 PlayStation® Press Conference in Japan, Square Enix Ltd.,  today revealed that the beloved and timeless classic, FINAL FANTASY® IX, is available digitally for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system now. 

Originally released in 2000, FINAL FANTASY IX for the PlayStation®4 gives players the chance to relive a classic tale of love, magic and self-discovery with various enhancements including high-definition movies and character models, trophy support, auto-save functionality and optional game boosters including high-speed mode and no encounter mode.



FINAL FANTASY IX tells the story of the bandit Zidane Tribal who plans to kidnap the princess of Alexandria, Garnet Til Alexandros the 17th, with the troupe of thieves known as Tantalus. An unlikely series of events set Zidane, Garnet, the shy yet powerful black mage Vivi Ornitier, the loyal knight Adelbert Steiner, and other memorable characters on an epic journey as they learn about themselves, the secrets of the Crystal, and a malevolent force that threatens to destroy their world.

FINAL FANTASY IX is available digitally now for the PlayStation®4 for £16.99/ €20.99. Those who purchase the digital edition will also receive an original custom theme designed by Toshiyuki Itahana and eight key character avatars.  

To celebrate the release, the game will be available for a discounted price of £13.59 / €16.79 for PlayStation®Plus members until 26th September.

For more information on FINAL FANTASY IX, visit: http://sqex.to/Pzg

Related Links: 
Official FINAL FANTASY Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/finalfantasy
Official FINAL FANTASY Twitter: @FINALFANTASY


SQUARE ENIX REVEALS “LEFT ALIVE”

New Survival Action Shooter Developed for PlayStation 4 and STEAM

Today revealed LEFT ALIVE ™, a brand-new survival action shooter coming to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM® in 2018.  
 
Veteran developers Toshifumi Nabeshima (director, Armored Core series), Yoji Shinkawa (character designer, METAL GEAR series), and Takayuki Yanase (mech designer, Ghost in the Shell: AriseMobile Suit Gundam 00, Xenoblade Chronicles X) join forces to create LEFT ALIVE’s dark and gritty world.



More information regarding the game will be unveiled later this week at Tokyo Game Show 2017.
 
Related Links: 
Official Homepage: http://www.left-alive.com
Twitter: @LeftAliveGame
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leftalivegame
YouTube: https://youtu.be/pxS8Y2XU3cU