Friday, 21 October 2016


Farming Simulator 17 Reveals Launch Trailer

Farming Simulator 17 will release Tuesday next week October 25, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Farming Simulator franchise has entranced millions of players over the years, thanks to its unique blend of progressive gameplay and rewarding management within the universal theme of farming and agriculture, featuring hundreds of vehicles from the world's biggest agricultural brands. In the run-up to launch, we are happy to unveil Farming Simulator 17's Launch trailer today, which gives a taste of all the activities players will be able to take on next week.



Immerse yourself in a huge open world loaded with a yield of new content. Explore farming possibilities over hundreds of acres of land, including a detailed new North American environment. Drive over 250 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from more than 75 manufacturers, including huge new brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra.

Harvest many types of crops, including for the first time sunflowers and soy beans. Take care of your livestock - cows, sheep, chickens and now pigs - take part in forestry, and sell your products to expand your farm! Transport your goods with trucks and trailers, or load and drive trains to reach your destination. Grow your farm online with other players, and download community created mods across each platform for an ever-expanding Farming Simulator experience!


Get on board on the 25th of October 2016 with Farming Simulator 17 - coming on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 


BATTLEFIELD 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES WORLDWIDE

     Experience the Birth of Modern Warfare Like Never Been Seen in Entertainment

DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced the highly anticipated worldwide launch of Battlefield 1 in stores on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 and Origin™ on PCBattlefield 1 is already being heralded by critics worldwide, winning over 45 awards including Best Action Game at E3 from the Official Game Critics Awards and also the Consumer Award from the Official gamescom Awards. In addition to this, the game is being praised for its all-out war multiplayer experience and impressive re-imagination of the Great War through its single player War Stories. IGN applauded Battlefield 1 for its “exhilarating multiplayer” and Digital Spy called it “the best Battlefield we’ve had in years.”

In Battlefield 1, experience the dawn of all-out war on an unmatched epic scale, full of a variety of new gameplay opportunities. DICE set out to build the most immersive and dynamic Battlefield game ever, continuing to improve their multiplayer sandbox experience through ever-changing environments with intuitive destruction and dynamic weather in up to 64-player battles. In Operations, a brand new multiplayer mode, players can fully immerse themselves in a series of interconnected battles, holding the front line across multiple maps. And if the battle is looking lost, call in a Behemoth, the largest fully player-controlled vehicles ever seen in Battlefield or deploy as one of three destructive forces of the Elite Class. In the unique single player campaign, players can immerse themselves in War Stories, played from the perspectives of different protagonists across the globe from the deserts of the Middle East to the skies of the Western Front.


Battlefield 1 was a passion project for us at DICE and after years of working with the World War 1 era, we realized what a perfect fit it was for the Battlefield all-out-war style of play,” said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “This was truly a fascinating time as it gave birth to modern warfare with many weapons, vehicles and gadgets being first introduced into the world and we wanted to share those things through a modern lens for all players to experience.”

When Battlefield 1 was first revealed in May 2016, it was lauded by fans and media alike for the bold decision of setting, opening up the possibilities for brand new gameplay opportunities. Since then, the Battlefield 1 reveal trailer became the most-liked trailer on YouTube this year across any medium, with over 2 million likes, and sparked a momentum of anticipation for the game leading up to today’s launch.

For more information on Battlefield 1, please visit www.battlefield.com or join the conversation on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter®.




Thursday, 20 October 2016

Friday, 14 October 2016

The eleventh HITMAN Elusive Target is live now!

The eleventh Elusive Target, The Fixer, is now live in Marrakesh across all platforms.  A briefing video is available online and in-game to help players determine the approximate location of the target. Players will need to own HITMAN Episode 3: Marrakesh in order to access this content.



This Elusive Target is available for 168 hours 

Elusive Targets are part of the live content being published for HITMAN in-between episodes and represent a new game mode debuting for players. They are not going to be easy but if you can prove yourself, you’ll earn in-game rewards for completing multiple Elusive Target contracts. You will receive the first reward, the signature suit from Hitman: Absolution for successfully completing 5 Elusive Target contracts. Complete 10 Elusive Target contracts to receive the signature suit from Blood Money. Future rewards will include versions of those suits with gloves.


The Elusive Targets are specially crafted, unique targets, which come with particular rules:
·         An Elusive Target is a once in a lifetime experience
·         They are available for a limited time only in game – this first Elusive Target will last 48 hours
·         Intel on the target will be limited
·         They will not appear in instinct mode, or the mini map and their locations will not be revealed to you – you’ll have to go and find them
·         Plan accordingly before you engage your target
·         Your target can only die once
·         If you die during the mission, that’s it
·         When the time runs out, they are gone for good
·         If you fail, there are no second chances
Don’t miss out.

Start time:   Friday, October 14th 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST
End time:    Friday, October 21st 13:00 BST / 14:00 CEST


HITMAN is available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.

Related Links:  hitman.com  /   facebook.com/hitman  /   twitter.com/hitman  /reddit.com/r/hitman

Farming Simulator 17 opens up its garage in a brand new trailer

Farming Simulator 17 releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on the 25th of October, only a few days away. The Farming Simulator franchise has entranced millions of players along the years thanks to its popular setting, its addictive gameplay, and the hundreds of vehicles from the world's biggest agriculture brands available. With today's Garage Trailer, we're giving you a sneak peek of Farming Simulator 17's immense garage that includes more than 250 faithfully reproduced vehicles and equipment spanning 75 brands - and for the first time, AGCO brands: Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra.

Farming Simulator prides itself in its meticulous attention to detail. Every vehicle's interior and exterior is faithfully recreated in Farming Simulator 17 thanks to loyal partnerships between GIANTS and the vehicle brands.

Some of the vehicles and equipment can be customized: engines, wheels and other pieces and accessories can be replaced to adapt to specific activities, such as equipping a front loader to handle bales, for example. You can also change the color of some of your vehicles so that you're always driving around in style.

The game now also offers players the option to rent vehicles and tools. Should there be a specific need for a particular piece of equipment which is too expensive to buy, players can rent machines for a lower initial price, and pay affordable operation costs during the rental period.



Last but not least, players can now tune into Farming Simulator 17's radio stations while working the field. In your vehicles, you'll have access to multiple radio stations spanning several genres like Country, Rock, and Pop. PC players can also listen to their own MP3 files or favorite web stations and plug them into their Farming Simulator radio!

Get on board on the 25th of October 2016: Farming Simulator 17 is coming on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.   

Take on the role of a modern farmer in Farming Simulator 17! Immerse yourself in a huge open world loaded with a harvest of new content. Explore farming possibilities over hundreds of acres of land, including a detailed new North American environment. Drive over 250 authentic farming vehicles and equipment from over 75 manufacturers, including new brands such as Challenger, Fendt, Valtra or Massey Ferguson.

Harvest many types of crops, including for the first time sunflowers and soy beans. Take care of your livestock - cows, sheep, chicken and now pigs - take part in forestry, and sell your products to expand your farm! Transport your goods with trucks and trailers, or load and drive trains to reach your destination. Grow your farm online with other players, and download community created mods for an ever-expanding Farming Simulator experience!
 
  • Harvest your field and enjoy tons of possibilities for developing your farm with a large variety of crops.
  • Diversify your agricultural activities with woodcutting or even animal husbandry!
  • Evolve your farm in huge environments with immersive visual effects.
  • Use and drive faithfully reproduced farming vehicles and tools, including AGCO's most respected brands: Challenger, Fendt, Valtra, and Massey Ferguson.
  • Invite friends to help you progress and expand your farm, in multiplayer games!



UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES
“THE WATCH_DOGS FILM FEST”,
ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE VIDEO COMPETITION

LOUIS LETERRIER, THE INTERNATIONAL FILM DIRECTOR KNOWN FOR THE TRANSPORTERTHE INCREDIBLE HULK AND NOW YOU SEE ME, JOINS AS THE JURY PRESIDENT 

Kicking off the countdown for the launch of its newest installment in the blockbuster Watch_Dogs® franchise, Ubisoft announced its first Watch_Dogs® 2 worldwide film festival, which will run from October 15th 2016 to November 15th. By encouraging participants to unleash their creative vision around their unique interpretation on the “hacking heroes” theme, the Watch_Dogs 2 Film Fest is not only a short film contest in which every adult can participate, but they will also be able to share and vote for their favourites video with a chance to win prizes. 


Hackers are mysterious, clever, rebels, mavericks and change makers, good or evil.” said Guillaume Carmona, EMEA VP Marketing at Ubisoft. “We believe this is a super interesting theme for people to play with and we are very excited to discover all the creative content that our fans and people from all venues can create around it”.  Supported by Parrot, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe and YouTube Gaming, the jury will be composed by international film director Louis Leterrier.  Thomas Geffroyd, Brand Content Director, Jonathan Morin, Creative Director on Watch_Dogs 2 at Ubisoft Montreal and a famous local content creator (only in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Russia and MENA) will also be involved in the jury.  “We cannot wait to see what the fans will come up with. The sky’s the limit but we are expecting real originality no matter what scale, length, and format” said Louis Leterrier.“A good film is a film that stays with the audience long after they’ve seen it. We have no doubt that the contestants will succeed to surprise us.”


The only rule* for the contestant to respect is to involve a smartphone in their video, which must be between 5 seconds and not exceed 5 minutes. This is a fun and creative opportunity for gamers, fans, students or young directors to express their creativity and share it with the rest of the world!

Participating is simple:
·        Step 1: Create your video
·        Step 2:  Upload the Watch_Dogs Film Fest website and share it everywhere!
·        Step 3: Wait for the votes!

To reward people from their creativity, 3 international prizes will be awarded as well as 8 local prizes awarded by local famous content creators:

·        Grand Jury prize: 50 000€ cash & 2 tickets for Assassin’s Creed movie premiere
·        Jury “Coup de Coeur” prize: 10 000€ cash, 2 tickets for Assassin’s Creed movie premiere, a PS4®Pro, the Watch_Dogs 2 - The Return of Dedsec Collector's Case and, one Parrot Bebop 2.

·        Public vote prize: 5 000€ cash, one Watch Dogs 2 PlayStation 4 Bundle, one Parrot Bebop 2 and one Parrot Jumping Sumo.

·        Influencer prize: one Watch Dogs 2 PlayStation 4 Bundle, one Parrot Bebop 2 and one Parrot Jumping Sumo, per content creator.

Watch Dogs® 2, will be available worldwide on November 15th for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

*Further information about Watch Dogs Film Fest (including the complete contest and sweepstake rules) can be found athttp://watchdogsfest.ubi.com/en

For further information about Watch Dogs 2, please visit: watchdogs2.com


SKYLANDERS IMAGINATORS ON STORE SHELVES NOW – KIDS CAN CREATE THEIR OWN SKYLANDERS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AWARD-WINNING TOYS-TO-LIFE VIDEOGAME

Skylanders Creator App Extends the Magic of Creating Skylanders Beyond the Living Room!

Ready, Set, Create! Skylanders™ Imaginators is now available at major retailers across the country from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI). For the first time, Portal Masters can create their own Skylanders, designing the wildest Skylanders imaginable including customising appearance, powers, abilities, names, catchphrases, musical themes and much more. Fans will also enjoy Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex as guest stars Skylanders, as well as a new mobile app Skylanders™ Creator and the upcoming Netflix original series,Skylanders Academy.

Developed by Toys For Bob, Skylanders Imaginators empowers players to unleash their imaginations and bring their creations to life in an all-new adventure with puzzles, battles, a compelling storyline and a new line up of heroes and villains. 

“This year, we’re letting fans create the magic of Skylanders by giving them the power to express their imaginations in ways never before possible,” said Josh Taub, senior vice president, Skylanders at Activision Publishing. “Skylanders encompasses an award-winning videogame franchise, top toy property and now a new television series, Skylanders Academy from Netflix and Activision Blizzard Studios. We’re proud that we’ve created a beloved franchise that has touched fans’ lives worldwide in so many ways.”

The launch of Skylanders Imaginators also ushers in the release of a fun, new mobile app for the game Skylanders™ Creator that lets fans take their creations on the go!  Featuring similar creation tools available in the Skylanders Imaginators console game, players can create Imaginators from scratch or magically transfer their created characters from the console game to the app using special audio technology! The app helps fans to express their creativity and love for Skylanders. Players can simply download Skylanders Creator for free from select iOS and Android mobile devices’ app stores.

For the first time in toys-to-life history, fans can immortalise their Skylanders Imaginator creations in physical forms using Skylanders Creator. Some fans can choose to have their creations transformed into 3D printed Imaginator figures (limited quantities, while supplies last). Additionally, they can create Imaginator Cards emblazoned with full colour images of their created Skylanders and fully-playable in the Skylanders Imaginators console game. Fans also can create a customised Skylanders Imaginator T-shirt featuring an image of their very own creation. Availability of these items varies by territory, and not all features are available at game launch. 

Skylanders Imaginators is sure to be at the top of kids’ wishlists this Christmas. Earlier this year, Skylanders Imaginators won the prestigious “Best Family Game” from the two top videogame tradeshows in the world:   Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) and Gamescom. The game has also been named to Toys“R”Us 2016 Hot Holiday Toy List; the Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Holiday Toys List; and highlighted as one of Parents magazine’s “2016 Best Toys.”


The new toys-to-life game offers fans more creative choices than ever before, including a variety of music tracks that players can use to customise their Imaginators. Song selection includes “A State of Trance” music from famous artist and DJ Armin van Buuren. Imaginator music styles provide players with a fun way to express their characters’ personalities - each style morphing to match the players’ gameplay experience.

“From the moment I got my hands on Skylanders Imaginators, there was instant connection with the game. Not only because it’s a lot of fun, but because I truly enjoyed watching my creativity come to life through my character,” said Armin van Buuren.  “I’m pleased that my music can be chosen as a theme for players’ favourite Skylanders – and I can’t wait play the game at home.”


The story of Skylanders Imaginators takes place long ago when the Ancients used a mysterious power known as “Mind Magic” to create everything in Skylands. With it, they conjured into existence anything that they could imagine!  However, they soon learned that in the wrong hands, it could be very dangerous, and so they sealed it away so that it could never be misused.  After discovering this ancient secret, Kaos has unleashed the power of “Mind Magic” into Skylands once again – and he is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders, the likes of which have never been seen! Now it’s up to Portal Masters to createSkylanders Imaginators from their own imagination and stop Kaos and his evil Doomlanders before it is too late.  And to help train them, Eon is sending the greatest mystic warriors of all time – the Senseis!

Skylanders Imaginators also introduces two new guest star characters - Crash Bandicoot and his arch-nemesis Dr. Neo Cortex. They join the line-up of Skylanders Sensei characters as fully-playable toys The game also gives Crash fans a dedicated level, Thumpin Wumpa Islands, that pays homage to be beloved ‘90s videogame icon. 

Skylanders™ Academy, the new animated comedy-adventure show inspired by the award-winning Skylanders franchise, will debut on Netflix on 28th October.  Jam-packed with humour and heart, Skylanders Academy promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats with epic action for kids of all ages. This Netflix original series Season 1 will debut 13 episodes in 190 countries, with a second season planned for late 2017.  










The Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack will be available on Xbox 360  and Xbox One  video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation ®3 and PlayStation ® 4 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo’s Wii U system.   Skylanders Imaginators supports all 300+ Skylanders from previous games.

To find out more, visit Skylanders.com or follow @SkylandersGame on twitter,@SkylandersTheGame on Instagram and like @SkylandersGame.UK on Facebook.



OVERCOOKED SERVES UP A GOURMET EDITION!
Boxed version of smash hit couch-coop game available in retail today, bigger and better than before

Award-winning international games label Team17 and Cambridge based independent developer Ghost Town Games have today revealed that their delicious couch co-op cooking game Overcooked is now available with the juicy new Lost Morselcontent pack in a spicy retail boxed version for Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system.

Following critical and commercial success, Ghost Town Games went back to the cauldron and brewed up some sumptuous new content to tickle the taste buds of Overcooked players around the world.

The Overcooked Lost Morsel content pack, included in today’s boxed launch of the Gourmet Edition, continues the chefs’ crazy culinary adventure through six new campaign levels, featuring challenging new kitchens set in an exotic jungle world, a new vehicle to navigate the world map in and six new chef characters to unlock! 


The Lost Morsel exclusive extra content includes:
·         New world map, accessible via the new DLC option
·         6 new campaign levels
·         6 new chefs to unlock including the Dinosaur, Robot, French Bulldog, Panda, Bear and Pig
·         New Jungle theme
·         New helicopter vehicle to navigate around the DLC world map

The boxed Overcooked Gourmet Edition is available now at selected retailers for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 priced at £19.99/24,99 €. A US boxed version will be available at retail from the 15th November for $19.99.

The Lost Morsel DLC will launch digitally for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on the 15th November for just £3.99/$4.99/4,49€, while the Gourmet Edition digital bundle will also be available for £15.99/$19.99/19,99€. 






About Overcooked
Overcooked allows gamers to play solo or engage in classic, chaotic couch co-op for up to four players in both co-operative and competitive challenge modes. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders. Sharpen your knives and dust off your chef’s whites, there isn’t mushroom for error and the steaks are high in these crazy kitchens! 

Key Features:
·         28 standard campaign levels plus an additional introductory level and final boss to conquer!
·         Local co-op play for 1 to 4 players across all campaign levels!
·         9 versus levels to go head to head locally with either 2 or 4 players
·         A range of different and unusual kitchens to play across with different recipes to master, cook soup, burritos, burgers and fish and chips
·         11 achievements to cook up

To keep up to date with all the information on Overcooked please visit www.team17.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Mic Up! – NOW That’s What I Call Sing 2 Out Now 
For PlayStation®4 and Xbox One


Ravenscourt and Voxler are happy to announce that the next installment in last year’s karaoke phenomenon, NOW That’s What I Call Sing 2, is now available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

In NOW That’s What I Call Sing 2 players can now choose from 30 international smash hits, in single player mode and multiplayer mode for up to eight players on PS4 and Xbox One. Highly popular hits such as Justin Bieber with “Sorry”, Charlie Puth with “One Call Away”, Coldplay with “Adventure Of A Lifetime” and Jason Derulo with “Want To Want Me” are included in the track list. Also, chart toppers from the likes of Twenty One Pilots with “Stressed Out”, Meghan Trainor with “NO”, WALK THE MOON with “Shut Up And Dance” and more
appear on NOW That’s What I Call Sing 2 tracklist.

Available for the first time in the NOW Sing franchise is the online store. Players can access the store in-game and purchase further song packs. Additionally you can now download the brand new NOW Sing Game Microphone app for Android (4.0 or later) and iOS (iOS 7 or later) Smartphones. With this app, enthusiastic singers are able to easily and quickly jump into the game. 


FEATURES RECAP
·        Exclusive track list with top artists: 30 international, chart breaking hit tracks exclusively selected for NOW That’s What I Call Sing 2

·        More songs in the new online store: Available for the first time – DLC’s from the new in-game online store will add more songs and variety to the track list and will be updated on a regular basis
·        All new Smartphone App available as a mic: The quick and easy way to jump into the game with the NOW Sing Game Microphone app for Android (4.0 or later) and iOS (iOS 7 or later) Smartphones

·        Sing against the computer: The mode lets the player add up to 3 computer opponents to compete with

·        Flashy and modern Current Gen Version: NOW That’s What I Call Sing 2 features incredible HD Videos of all its tracks. An updated 3D Interface adds lots of glamorous animations and special effects

·        Sing with your friends: NOW That’s What I Call Sing 2 is a party maker for up to eight players

·        Online leaderboards: Showing the Top 3 of the player’s friends as well as the Top 3 scores worldwide

Download the app!

Xbox One: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nowmusic.nowsing2.XB1
PS4: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nowmusic.nowsing2.Playstation4





PRODUCT DETAILS 
Title: NOW That’s What I Call Sing 2
Platforms: PlayStation 4 / Xbox One
Genre: 
Singing Game / Karaoke
Players: Single Player, Offline Multiplayer for up to 8 Players
Developer: 
Voxler 
Publisher: 
Ravenscourt
Age Rating: 
PEGI 12        
Release Date: 
October 14th 2016
Price: 
Solus £29.99 / 1-Mic £39.99

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Resident Evil 7 “KITCHEN” Demo Now Available for PlayStation VR  

The intense Resident Evil 7 biohazard “KITCHEN” demo is available today alongside the release of PlayStation VR. The demo is included on a disc as part of the PlayStation VR headset package in North America and is available as a free download in Europe for PlayStation VR owners.


“KITCHEN” features a quick and intense glimpse of the immersive horror experience players can expect from Resident Evil 7 biohazard, when it releases on January 24, 2017. In this atmospheric teaser demo, a disturbing kitchen provides the unsettling backdrop for a tense scenario that draws players into a hyper-realistic virtual world like never before.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard will be one of the first AAA games to be completely playable in VR as an option from start to finish, or any part thereof, when it releases on PlayStation 4. The flexibility of the optional PlayStation VR Mode included with the game gives players complete control over how much they want to engage in the immersive and terrifying VR experience. In fact, players are able to use the same save data to play the game in either standard or PlayStation VR Mode at any point.




PRODUCT INFORMATION
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Formats: PC, PS4, XO
Out: 24/1/2017
Publisher: Capcom

BATTLEZONE BRINGS ACCLAIMED 4-PLAYER TANK COMBAT TO PSVR

PlayStation VR's most hotly anticipated launch title is AVAILABLE NOW!

The father of VR and mother of all tank games is back!

BATTLEZONE is available NOW as a launch title for PlayStation VR on PlayStation 4, offering hours of exhilarating, futuristic tank warfare in stunning first-person VR.

Delivering a procedurally generated campaign for 1-4 players that ensures no two playthroughs are ever the same, and drop-in, drop-out online play, BATTLEZONE is an essential purchase for all early adopters of PlayStation VR.



Watch the heart-pumping launch trailer



"When we set out to bring BATTLEZONE to PlayStation VR, we were always adamant we wanted to create a fully-fledged game, and not something you'd just call an experience," said Rebellion CEO and Co-founder Jason Kingsley OBE. "It's great to see so many positive early reviews, and I'm personally so thrilled to see one of gaming's most beloved IPs come back to VR with a bang!

"The original arcade game inspired a generation of gamers and developers, including my brother and me. If our BATTLEZONE is even a fraction as influential, we'll be delighted."













KEY FACTS
Release date: October 13th, 2016
RRP: £49.99 / $59.99 / €59.99
Ratings: PEGI - 7 / ESRB - T for Teen
Players: 1-4 (online co-op)
Platforms: PlayStation 4 (requires PlayStation VR)
Developer and Digital Publisher: Rebellion
Boxed Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Available worldwide, both at retail and on the PlayStation Store.
For more information, visit battlezone.com