Thursday, 27 July 2017


NAMCO MUSEUM™ RETRO GAME COLLECTION WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW ON NINTENDO SWITCH™

Retro collection features nostalgic favourites;  PAC-MAN™, Dig Dug™, Galaga™, Rolling Thunder™, PAC-MAN™ VS. and more!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe announces that NAMCO MUSEUM™ will be available from tomorrow in Europe and Australasia via the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch™. NAMCO MUSEUM is a classic games compilation featuring arcade favourites including PAC-MAN™, Dig Dug™, Galaga™, Galaga™ ‘88, The Tower of Druaga™, Rolling Thunder™, Rolling Thunder™ 2, Sky Kid™, Splatterhouse™ and Tank Force™. The collection also incorporates PAC-MAN™ VS., a four-player game based on the PAC-MAN series originally created by Toru Iwatani. Nintendo developed PAC-MAN VS. in 2003 under the supervision of legendary game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto.

With NAMCO MUSEUM, Nintendo Switch gamers can relive the glory days of coin-operated arcade games anytime or anywhere. For arcade game masters, the retro titles (excluding PAC-MAN VS.) support an online ranking system, allowing them to view their standing amongst the top gamers around the world. Players nostalgic for the classic coin-op era can transform their Nintendo Switch into a miniature arcade cabinet by turning the handheld console vertically for a taller, slimmer screen that replicates the original arcade experience.

In PAC-MAN VS., three players work together as the iconic ghosts and hunt down the fourth player who has taken on the role of PAC-MAN, as they evade the ghosts and clear the maze of Pac Dots. Two Switch units are required to play as up to three ghosts play on one console and the PAC-MAN character plays on the other. A free downloadable app will be available via the Nintendo eShop that enables 1-3 players to join a multiplayer session of PAC-MAN VS. hosted by a Nintendo Switch system, allowing for full multiplayer sessions using two Switch consoles and one copy of the full game.

NAMCO MUSEUM is rated PEGI 12.

*Offer valid observed on Nintendo eShop on 28th of July 2017. Price may evolve, please, check local prices with retailers.
For more information on BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe please visit:
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F1 2017 BORN TO... MAKE HISTORY
NEW GAMEPLAY TRAILER SHOWCASES F1 2017S STUNNING LINEUP OF CURRENT AND ICONIC CARS

With the imminent launch of F1™ 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, Codemasters and Koch Media have today released the latest gameplay trailer ( See below ) which showcases how the game spans the history of the sport and highlights several new features. F1 2017 not only allows players to drive the latest cars on the grid but also gives them access to 12* iconic classics.

F1 2017 releases onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) worldwide on August 25th and the new gameplay trailer can be viewed on the game's official YouTube channel:
youtube.com/formula1game.

As well as the mixture of the thrilling new and nostalgic cars, keen observers will notice that players can now race the iconic street circuit in Monaco at night for the first time in the series.


Lee Mather, Creative Director, says: “We know our fans have loved seeing the classic cars being revealed in the recent weeks, but we know they also want to see the new cars in action as well. The 2017 cars present their own unique challenge as they are incredibly fast but wider and heavier than before, therefore we have had to completely rework the physics system to refine the balance between aerodynamics and tyre grip.

Lee continued: “Taking on Monaco is always a test of your skills and now we have added the ability to take to these iconic streets at night in both modern day and classic F1 cars. We think our fans are going to love it.”
In addition to the 20 official circuits from the current season, and Monaco at night, players can also take on four brand new short circuits at Britain, Bahrain, USA and a soon to be announced track.

*Consumers who pre-order or purchase ‘Day One’ copies of F1 2017 will have exclusive access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the ‘F1 2017 Special Edition.’ From Amazon, Game or ShopTo Alternatively, the McLaren MP4/4 car will be available to be purchased at a later date. The eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017


Fnatic GEAR saves relationships with new RUSH Silent Gaming keyboard

eSports pioneers acclaimed PC accessories branch launches new RUSH Silent edition

Fnatic Gear, the celebrated peripherals arm of the world’s leading esports organisation, Fnatic, today announced the release of its new best in-class professional grade gaming keyboard - the RUSH Silent.


Building on the same ‘no BS’ qualities that made the original RUSH so widely successful -high quality build, a slick and stylish  design -this new edition utilises Cherry MX Silent switches to nullify the clicking noise that sounds off at every key press, making it the ideal tool for gamers who live, work and play in a shared space, whether that be with family, a roommate or a partner.

A reviewer of the original RUSH said, “Fnatic’s gaming keyboards are designed to be exactly what you need to perform without any flashy extras. It is sturdy, reliable and doesn’t compromise on switches. It is easily worth recommending.” “The Rush G1 from Fnatic is a beautiful work of art,” commented another user. With the new RUSH Silent all this still remains true.

There’s no need to worry about stirring the sleeping giant in the next room, or for a Dr Jones style escape to the bed sheets when a parent’s thumping footsteps roll towards the click-clack of a mechanical keyboard. Now you can carry on the grind with Fnatic Gear, because while you’re still playing at 2am with your new muted keys, the competition is busy in another country, hiding from their recently awoken house mate.

In addition to silent keys, added to the new design are two additional pass-thru USB ports, enhancing the functionality of the keyboard further. It answers the call of many consumers whose need for the extra accessibility has often been overlooked by leading brands.


The RUSH Silent will be on display at the Fnatic Booth at the Katowice event this weekend and will be available to purchase from tomorrow (February 25th) on Fnatic’s online webstore and the Fnatic Amazon marketplace. You will also be available to purchase the new RUSH SIlent keyboard alongside the Fnatic Gear CLUTCH gaming mouse and DUEL gaming and lifestyle headset from the Fnatic Bunkr in Shoreditch, London.

About Fnatic
Fnatic is a leading, global esports organization with professional teams in the most popular games such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm and more. Since being founded in 2004 by Sam Mathews, Fnatic teams have collected numerous honors including winning the first ever LCS World Championship and winning three CS:GO Majors, in addition to other major gaming titles. In 2015, Fnatic launched Fnatic Gear, the hardware line of gaming peripherals. The organization launched the first ever esports concept store, BUNKR, dedicated to all things esports in 2016.

Fnatic is headquartered in London, United Kingdom with additional offices and gaming houses in Berlin, Belgrade, Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur. For more information about Fnatic, visit www.fnatic.com.

TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION® EXPANSION III: LAST STAND AND UPDATE 1.6 AVAILABLE TOMORROW
FREE TRIAL AVAILABLE FOR NEW PLAYERS 

Today, Ubisoft announced that Last Stand, the third expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division™ will be available to download starting tomorrow as part of the season pass or as a standalone DLC purchase. The expansion will be released simultaneously on Xbox One, Windows PC and PlayStation®4. The new Update 1.6 will be available for free to all players of Tom Clancy’s The Division starting on February 28th 2017.

Ubisoft will also release a free trial, which will give new players the opportunity to play Tom Clancy’s The Division for free. The free trial will be available starting tomorrow, February 28th on Xbox One and PC, and on March 9th on PlayStation®4. It will give players full access to the main game until they reach level 8 or complete six hours of playtime. All progress achieved during the free trial will be transferred over if they purchase the game.
When the situation in the Dark Zone spiraled out of control and all semblance of civilization collapsed, the Joint Task Force had no choice but to withdraw from the area. In the chaos of their departure, they left behind important tactical terminals – SHD tech data relays loaded with operational information – and now rogue agents are closing in to capture them. In Last Stand, players will join a team with seven other Division agents on a mission to prevent that from happening and ensure the Division agents regain control of the situation.


Last Stand introduces players to a new way of experiencing the Dark Zone through a session-based adversarial game mode featuring clear objectives and win conditions while incorporating key elements of the Dark Zone such as PvE enemies and landmarks. Players will be on a team of eight Division agents fighting against a team of Rogue agents as they attempt to capture the tactical terminals. Last Stand will also include a new incursion, Stolen Signal.
The free Update 1.6 will release alongside Last Stand and provides robust, new content for existing players including an expanded Dark Zone map with three new areas unlocked, new Contamination events that take place in an underground location in the Dark Zone, new exotic weapons and landmarks, Dark Zone leaderboards, and the new Legendary mode which provides an increased challenge for the top players of Tom Clancy’s The Division.

For more information on the Last Stand expansion, Update 1.6 and the free trial, please visit Tom Clancy’s The Division website:http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-gb/home/

WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR™, SEQUEL TO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR™

Monolith Productions Expands on the Award-Winning Nemesis System and Offers Each Player Unique Personal Game Worlds

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™, winner of more than 50 industry awards, including 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards’ Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming at the 2015 D.I.C.E. Awards and the BAFTA for Game Design. Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-earth: Shadow of War features an original story with the return of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron.
 
The official Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ Announcement Trailer can be viewed below:



In Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. The robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience. 
 
Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (Windows Store and Steam), PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro beginning 25 August, 2017. Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. 

“Monolith Productions continues to innovate by introducing deeper, more personalised gameplay experiences, coupled with authentic storytelling,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Middle-earth: Shadow of War truly drives the genre forward by taking the Nemesis System to new heights and allowing players to create their own personal journey within Middle-earth.”
 
“Following the amazing reception to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor™, we massively expanded every dimension of the game, including the world, the story, the RPG systems, the core gameplay and of course the personal player stories of the Nemesis System,” said Michael de Plater, Vice President, Creative, Monolith Productions. “As lifelong fans of Middle-earth, we are so grateful to have the privilege to bring to life the most incredible fantasy world ever created in a new way, for a new generation. With Middle-earth: Shadow of War™, we can’t wait to see the amazing stories players are going to create and share.”
 
The innovative Nemesis System created unique personal stories through procedurally-generated enemies who remember every encounter and are differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses. Middle-earth: Shadow of War™ expands this innovation with the introduction of Followers who bring about entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. The Nemesis System is also expanded to create a unique personal world through Nemesis Fortresses, which allows players to utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and create personalized worlds with their unique Orc army.
 
Set between the events of The Hobbit™ and The Lord of the RingsMiddle-earth: Shadow of War 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, even more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.
 
As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, players can purchase a digital version of Middle-earth: Shadow of War once and play it on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Gamers can pick up where they left off on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, bringing all the saves, game add-ons and achievements with them at no additional cost.
 
For more information or to join the Middle-earth: Shadow of War conversation, visit www.ShadowofWar.com or find us on YouTube (ShadowofWarGame), Facebook (ShadowofWarGame), Twitter (@ShadowofWarGame), Instagram (ShadowofWarGame), Twitch (MonolithLive) and our Lithium Community (ShadowOfWar).