Thursday, 25 August 2016

2K Releases Mafia III “Father James and John Donovan – The Mentors” Trailer

2K and Hangar 13 today released a new trailer for Mafia III titled “Father James and John Donovan – The Mentors,” the sixth and final video feature in a series introducing players to the key characters in the upcoming open-world crime game. This video highlights Mafia III protagonist Lincoln Clay’s mentors: Father James Ballard, the spiritual and adoptive father figure, and John Donovan, CIA handler and trusted source who served with Lincoln in Vietnam. Both will guide Lincoln during his path of vengeance against the Italian Mafia. 



Catch up on the previous Mafia III character trailers on the 2K Press Hub or on YouTube:
·         Mafia III “Lincoln Clay – The Soldier”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY39s23xjIs 
·         Mafia III “Cassandra – The Voodoo Queen”: https://youtu.be/OvQH-rFadVY
·         Mafia III “Burke – The Anarchist”: https://youtu.be/UtPZD653XNw
·         Mafia III “Vito – The Throwback”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5vk6Rl7KNo
·         Mafia III “The Marcanos – The Italian Mafia”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcVc8U_Cc0g 

Mafia III  will be available October 7, 2016 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. Mafia III is rated PEGI 18. For more information onMafia III, subscribe on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook and visithttp://MafiaGame.com

NEW BATTLEZONE® GAMEPLAY & BLOG SHOWCASES HOT NEW FEATURES FOR PSVR LAUNCH

Battlezone goes gold! Pre-orders now live!

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Independent UK studio Rebellion is proud to unveil brand new gameplay of its PlayStation® VR launch title BATTLEZONE®. Rebellion is also delighted to reveal BATTLEZONE® has gone gold, with pre-orders now available for the first time.
Following the announcement that the game’s boxed edition is to be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, this latest trailer showcases not only a raft of unseen features, but also the reception that’s made BATTLEZONE® one of PlayStation® VR’s most anticipated launch titles.
To pre-order BATTLEZONE®, please visit www.battlezone.com 


PRODUCT INFORMATION
Battlezone
Formats: PC, PS4
Out: TBA
Publisher: Rebellion
Developer: In-house

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

AC Worldwide delivers the first officially licensed Halo Bluetooth speakers
Pre-order site opens for much anticipated Bluetooth speakers.
The wait is over! Starting today, fans and gamers across Europe and North America can pre-order officially licensed Bluetooth speakers of characters from the popular Halo® video game franchise. Featuring designs based on the Master Chief and Spartan Athlon helmet, AC Worldwide – the same company that brought the highly acclaimed Star Wars speakers – is excited to expand its collection of products.  Early bird buyers will also benefit from discounts and extras including the chance to win a speaker with the exclusive serial number, ‘117’ - the Master Chief’s Spartan designation.
Standing at over 30cm tall, these true replica speakers can adorn your room and bring superior sound quality to your gaming soundtrack. Connect via Bluetooth or NFC to your smartphone or plug in your Xbox via AUX cable, to enjoy clear, crisp audio playback. When pairing via Bluetooth the voice of the Master Chief himself, Steve Downes, utters the phrase, ‘I have a job to do’ – the first-ever Halo product to boast this unique feature.

In addition to Master Chief, Halo fans can opt for one of the Red and Blue Spartan Athlon helmets from Halo 5: Guardians. Made with passionate attention to detail, they’re a great way to show your team colours.
Pre-orders of the initial range of Halo speakers can be placed directly online at www.acworldwide.cool/halo.All pre-order buyers will receive limited edition colour-matched base units, a certificate of ‘original production run’ authenticity and the chance to personalise their speaker with their Gamertag or personal ID.
As an added bonus for early customers, Halo fans that order within 14 days receive 25% off the retail price and will be entered into the draw to win helmet number ‘117’. Halo fans that order within 28 or 60 days will receive a 15% or 10% discount respectively.  SRP is £169 / $239 / €199
AC Worldwide founding partner Kelvyn Gardner, AC Worldwide said, “For close to 15 years, Halo games have had players intensely gripped and fiercely fighting battles to save humanity.  Now, thanks to our partnership with 343, we’re pleased to bring these fabulous speakers to market, adding a new dimension to fans’ enjoyment of iconic Halo characters. 
For more information, please visit the AC Worldwide website here

Friday, 19 August 2016



F1TM 2016 Now Available

New trailer celebrates launch of the most immersive FORMULA ONETMgame ever

F1 2016, the official videogame of the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, is now available in stores worldwide for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. To celebrate the release Codemasters® and Koch Media have today released a new gameplay video which is available to view now on the official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/formula1game 

Featuring all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from this thrilling season, F1 2016 boasts the most extensive Career Mode ever seen in the franchise. Stretching for up to ten seasons, the Career allows players to ‘Create Your Own Legend’ as they immerse themselves in the world’s most glamorous motorsport working with their Research and Development Engineer and Agent to get the most out of their time in FORMULA ONE™.

With action both on and off the track, F1 2016 is the most complete FORMULA ONE experience Codemasters has ever created. For the first time players will experience the pre-race tension of the Formation Lap before the drama of manual starts. During the racing the iconic Safety Car makes a return and is complemented by the new Virtual Safety Car.



Online, F1 2016 has support for up to 22 players allowing gamers to create full grids of human players. The brand new Multiplayer Championship Mode will also allow up to 22 players to compete against each other over the course of a season. Players can race together as teammates or they can battle it out as different teams.

This will be the first time that gamers will be able to race the thrilling Baku street circuit, the home of the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE, and drive for the new US-based Haas F1 Team.

Available now, F1 2016 Limited Edition includes the ‘CAREER BOOSTER’ DLC PACK, which will give players a head start in their career as well as exclusive Career Helmet and Laptop designs.

Follow Codemasters F1 games blog and social channels on Twitter and Facebook for future updates.


The Hoff’s latest role sees him tackle the undead as the US legend stars in videogame blockbuster Call of Duty, alongside a star cast of Seth Green, Ike Barinholtz, Jay Pharaoh and Sasheer Zamata.

‘Zombies in Spaceland’ will transport players back to a by-gone era as they battle for survival.


The highly anticipated Call of Duty, Infinite Warfare sees players immersed into an 80’s inspired zombie theme park as they fight off hordes of parachute pant wearing undead. The heroes will be joined by 80s legend David Hasselhoff as he plays a DJ in the haunted theme park and attached is an exclusive image from Gamescom.

Fans can check out the Hoff in action in the trailer on: www.callofduty.com www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

Zombies in Spaceland is part of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare which is released on November 4th on PlayStation® 4 system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.  The game is yet to be PEGI rated.

EA SPORTS CELEBRATES THE START OF A NEW SEASON WITH ALL NEW GAMEPLAY TRAILER FEATURING CLUBS FROM ACROSS EUROPE

Squad Building Challenges and FUT Champions Offer New Ways to Play While Dynamic Live Service Promises to Deliver the Biggest Season Yet in FIFA Ultimate Team

New Competitive Gaming Platform Offers Fans the Opportunity to Compete For Their Share of a $1.3 Million Prize Pool 

 Pro Clubs and Career Mode Add Innovation and Depth With New Features

FIFA Mobile Announces Launch Coming This Fall  


Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today released an all-new gameplay trailer showcasing many of the new kits, transfers, celebrations, skill moves, newly-modeled players, and innovative gameplay features inEA SPORTS™ FIFA 17, powered by Frostbite™* on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Celebrating the real-world return of several licensed football leagues from FIFA 17, the trailer, captured in-game, highlights true-to-life action powered by the industry-leading new game engine, putting fans in control of every moment on the pitch when it launches on September 27 in North America and September 29 worldwide.

Watch Football, Powered by Frostbite: below:
See Gameplay Features: here.

“This is a revolutionary season for EA SPORTS FIFA,” said David Rutter, GM and Executive Producer. “In June we revealed a new game engine, a deep set of gameplay features and mechanics, and the introduction of an immersive, narrative-driven mode inFIFA 17 The Journey. The response from fans was amazing, and now to announce what will be the biggest season yet in FIFA Ultimate Team and introduce innovation in the most popular modes across the game – we can’t wait for people to play.”    

Part of the biggest season yet in Ultimate Team™FIFA 17 introduces two new ways to play within the franchise’s most popular mode with Squad Building Challenges andFUT ChampionsSquad Building Challenges gives fans the opportunity to test their management skills on console or in the FUT 17 companion app, and earn in-game rewards by fulfilling squad requirements with players from their Club. Once the requirements are met, fans can exchange squads in each challenge to redeem rewards. FUT Champions* is a new way for all fans to compete in daily knockout tournaments for in-game rewards and the chance to play in the Weekend League. Once fans make the Weekend League, they will compete to win matches and rank up for rewards. Each Weekend League performance counts, as combined wins help fans rank up the Monthly Leaderboard for the chance to earn the biggest in-game rewards in FUT. Reaching the top spots on the Leaderboard could result in an opportunity to compete in the EA SPORTS FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series** – part of a new competitive gaming platform in FIFA 17 which gives eligible fans a chance to compete*** at the highest level and their share of a nearly $1.3 million USD prize pool.
     
“The popularity of Ultimate Team, combined with the global nature of the most popular sports franchise on the planet, makes FIFA 17 a very exciting title for a season of competitive gaming like the one we are announcing today,” said Peter Moore, Chief Competition Officer, Electronic Arts. “From qualifying via FUT Champions to competing in the Ultimate Team Championship Series and FIFA Interactive World Cup, we want all players to experience the thrill of competition, and we have a great season ahead for all our fans.”

FIFA Ultimate Team Dynamic Live Service means fans can expect compelling content throughout the season, like fresh new kits and items, chances for big in-game rewards, and more reasons to play than ever before. That starts just after launch with Ones to Watch – a new event in FUT 17 featuring some of this summer’s most notable transfers as season-long, dynamic items. Attributes of Ones to Watch player items increase if the real-world player is named to the Team of the Week, so FUT fans will want to find players who they expect to make an impact at their new club. More on FIFA Ultimate Teamhere.

“We know fans of Ultimate Team want more ways to play, more items, more content, and exciting events that deliver big in-game rewards,” said Nick Wlodyka, Senior Producer of FIFA Ultimate Team. “We are excited to show fans some of the new content, kits, and events in plan that will make this season the biggest yet.”

Career Mode* ups its authenticity by innovating on the Financial System to reflect the structure of teams around the world by including your Club Worth, and a detailed breakdown of income and expenses. The stakes are higher in FIFA 17 Career Modebecause fans are now expected to meet objectives of their board in Total Club Management, a system based on the team’s personality which sets expectations in five categories: Domestic Success, Continental Success, Brand Exposure, Financial, Youth Development. More on Career Mode: here.

Pro Clubs* introduces a new Player Growth System which delivers a comprehensive new way to develop your player by rewarding teamwork and co-operation based on your match rating. The mode also brings a new level of customization to fans’ Clubs with 24 kit and crest templates that fans can design into their own identity. More on Pro Clubshere.

FIFA Mobile
Launching this Fall on iOS, Android, and Windows 10, FIFA Mobile is an all-new football experience built with features for players who love playing on-the-go and interacting with other fans. Features like Attack Mode give fans quick and exciting turn-based matches focused on attacking chances one half per turn. Leagues allow fans to join people around the world to compete in inter-league championships, earn cooperative achievements, or compete against other leagues online. More on FIFA Mobile: here.  

Fans who pre-order FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition can get up to 40 FIFA Ultimate TeamJumbo Premium Gold Packs, Team of the Week loan players, and other FUT content. Click here to read about all our available pre-order offers.










Thursday, 18 August 2016

TITANFALL 2 OPEN MULTIPLAYER TECHNICAL TEST DATES ANNOUNCED

Play Multiple Maps and Modes Across Two Weekends

Tune into the Titanfall 2 Factions Livestream Today to See the Debut of Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Gameplay

Today, Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that the 
Titanfall® 2 Open Multiplayer Technical Test will be available across two weekends in August for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Fans will be able to get their hands on the fast, fluid, Pilot and Titan gameplay that is at the core of the Titanfall experience while helping the team at Respawn test the Titanfall 2 servers and backend systems prior to the games release on October 28th worldwide.



It all starts the weekend of Friday, August 19th, where fans will be able to play two exciting new Titanfall 2 multiplayer modes across two maps:

MODES
  • Bounty Hunt (5v5): A brand new mode that pits Pilots and their teammates against an opposing team as well as the Remnant Fleet. Earn bonuses by killing grunts and enemies, but make sure and deposit all your points at the bank between waves without getting killed.
  • Pilots vs. Pilots (8v8): Players can be the best Pilot on the Frontier and put their combat and mobility skills to the ultimate test in this classic 8 vs 8 Pilots only mode.
MAPS
  • Boomtown: A secret underground IMC facility where the latest in R&D is put to the test. In this facility Pilots can use the many peaked roofs to use as cover against combatants below. With tight lanes through the middle, Titans can also be easily ambushed.
  • Homestead: The IMC have claimed Imminent Domain on a small commune’s plot of land. With a series of raised, rocky plateaus and a river running down the middle, Pilots are mostly safe from Titans among the rocks and trees but they also can duck into the caves and building when needed. However, the Titans control the large rolling fields.
 
During the second weekend of the Titanfall 2 open multiplayer technical test, all the content from the previous weekend will still be available, plus a brand new mode and map for players to enjoy:





MODE
  • Amped Hardpoint (6v6): A new twist on Hardpoint Domination from the original game; now defending a Hardpoint will let you amp it, giving your team double score. Team work is the key to securing victory.
MAP
  • Forward Base Kodai: Militia forces have taken over an IMC substation and set up a forward operating base. Pilots can find safety from Titans in the hallways and chambers of the main building, while Titans can walk over the roof to get a better view of the action.
 
During the open multiplayer technical test, fans will have access to two all-new Titans: Ion and Scorch, as well as a range of Pilot tactical abilities including Grapple, Holo Point, and Pulse Blade. Fans will also have access to a variety of weapons including a deadly horizontal spread shotgun known as the Masttiff and the Alternator, a dual-barrel SMG.

In addition, players are encouraged to try out Networks, a brand new feature in Titanfall 2 that makes finding and playing with friends fast and easy. To learn more about theTitanfall 2 Open Multiplayer Technical Test, head over to www.titanfall.com for all the details.

To see the first live multiplayer gameplay from Titanfall 2 be sure to tune into theTitanfall 2 Factions livestream starting at 7pm BST/ 8pm CET on August 16 athttps://www.twitch.tv/titanfall . The Titanfall 2 Factions livestream will see some of the biggest names in the Titanfall community facing off for bragging rights on the Frontier.

Titanfall 2 is crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key designers behind the Call of Duty franchise, and is set to build on the foundation Respawn established with the first Titanfall – fast, fluid, fun gameplay between Pilots and Titans.Titanfall 2 will also mark the debut of a crafted single player experience that explores the unique bond between man and machine. Playable offline, the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 will let fans step out onto the Frontier as a Militia rifleman with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out.

Fans wanting to hit The Frontier first on October 28 can pre-order Titanfall 2 now atTitanfall.com. For those looking to have the ability to customize every titan day one, theTitanfall 2 Deluxe Edition offers day-one access to exclusive Warpaints and Nose Arts, two camouflages, and more.*

For more information on Titanfall 2, the conversation on FacebookYouTubeTwitterand Instagram.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016




SNIPER GHOST WARRIOR 3 Official Reveal Trailer  
  
CI Games, the studio behind Lords of the Fallen and Sniper Ghost Warrior, released today a new reveal trailer for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3. The trailer presents 3 different gameplay styles that are sniper, ghost and warrior. It is up to the gamers to decide how to achieve their mission objectives. 

The trailer is now available
 below:



As American Sniper you are dropped in northern Georgia, nearby the Russian border. Explore large open world maps with dynamic weather and a day/night cycle that actually impacts your play and decisions. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 tells the story of brotherhood, faith and betrayal in a land soaked in the blood of civil war. 
  
 Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 will be released on Windows PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft  on 27 January 2017.  
  
We're thrilled to be able to share the news with you. Stay tuned for more info on Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 as we head closer to the launch.   
  
To learn more about CI Games and Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, visit: 
  
·      Sniper Ghost Warrior 3:  www.sgw3.com 
·      Facebook: www.facebook.com/SniperGhostWarrior 
·      Twitter: www.twitter.com/SniperTheGame 
·      CI Games webiste: www.cigames.com   
RISK® URBAN ASSAULT AND BATTLESHIP®CONSOLE GAMES ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Yesterday, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Ubisoft®announced that two new console games, RISK® Urban Assault and Battleship® are now available for download.

RISK® Urban Assault is available on Sony PlayStation® Store for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and on Microsoft XboxStore for Xbox One® and Xbox 360®.

Battleship® is now available on Xbox Store for Xbox One® and will be available on PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®4 system later this quarter.

Both console games will be part of the Sony Totally Digital Program until August 24th and the Microsoft Summer Spotlight Program until August 9th.

RISK® URBAN ASSAULT
The RISK® Urban Assault console game is an exciting new version of the RISK® brand set across five iconic cities from around the globe, such as New York, London and Paris. At its heart, it retains the DNA that makes RISK® so popular with an additional layer of strategy introduced by commanders, facilities and alliances.

Players will wage war in the campaign mode, where they will need to choose among five different factions, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Players will also choose commanders to employ with unique abilities and new strategies to use such as diplomacy or using city funds. Players will enjoy a brand-new RISK® gaming experience in the new online modes such as League Play, where they will play six games in a league and earn points, medals and gain promotion for winning. Both campaign mode and online modes are playable with up to five players, offline or online. 



BATTLESHIP®
Battleship® console game players will deploy their fleet and strategic skills on a modern, dynamic and interactive 3D board to destroy the enemy before their own ships are sunk.

The new Clash at Sea! mode will bring exciting features to the classic gameplay that players know and love. In this mode, players strategise by managing their resources and using their fleet’s special abilities to win the game. For players who crave competition and challenges, they will have the ability to play with their friends locally or online in a unique player-versus-player experience as well as track their progress on the global leaderboard.

For more information about RISK Urban Assault and Battleship console games, please visithasbrogamechannel.com











For more information about RISK® Urban Assault, please visit: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/game/risk/

For more information about Battleship®, please visit https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/game/battleship/