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WEBZEN, a pioneering free-to-play games developer and publisher, shares information about Sixteen Prefectures of Youyun, a new unique battleground designed for up to 96 players. The battleground will be introduced with the new expansion – Immortal Legends on 6th of May on English, German and French servers.
Participating in the Youyun Sixteen Prefectures battleground will drop players in the middle of the Mongolian invasion over China. Join one of the sides of the conflict, Meng Army that represents Mongolian mercenaries, or Ming Army which supports forces of Ming Dynasty. Depending on the player’s Internal Skill level, they will be divided into one of three groups – Novice, Intermediate or Advanced players. This battleground setup will allow all players to engage in this intense PvP actions, regardless of one’s level of experience.
The battlefield is divided into two separate phases – Preparation phase and Battle phase. During preparations players can participate in several tasks including Escort, boss fights or camp invasions, where the results of each task will greatly influence the latter phase. The Battle phase group’s main goal will be to take over the enemy barracks, defeat the officers, and kill the general. To become victorious, the attacking team will have to use different tactics, extended planning, and cunning tricks. When the camp becomes captured and the opposing army’s general is killed, the battlefield ends and players will receive their precious rewards.
In addition to Prefectures of Youyun battleground, all players who look for the great PvP experience in Age of Wulin can currently participate in Sect Wars that takes place every Friday and Saturday at 21:30 (server time) and lasts for one hour. The goal of Sect Wars is to take down the sect leader in a form of a capture-the-flag combat and steal the Sect Treasure of the defending school. To expand the Sect Wars PvP experience, with the Ultimate Scrolls expansion several sects will be able team up to assist the attacking or defending sect and the headmaster of each sect will be able to select a War Commander, a player responsible for leading the attack. Experienced War Commanders will not only encourage other players, but will sway the balance of the battle, encouraging and leading sect members to the ultimate victory.
Prefectures of Youyun battleground will be introduced with the Immortal Legends expansion in May 2014.
Having finalised their exhaustive search of the SCI-FI book and entertainment sector, STAR LORDS developer Arkavi Studios discovered a comic book with a very similar title. In order to avoid any possible confusion in the market, Arkavi Studios have opted to change their 4x PC strategy game´s name to LORDS OF THE BLACK SUN. This name change coincides with the game entering Beta-stage on Steam’s Early Access program today.
Mike Domingues from Arkavi Studios says: “We at Arkavi Studios are very happy to see Lords of the Black Sun reach this new stage of development. We’ve been working hard and the community has been incredibly useful since we went into Early Access, and for that we want to thank everyone involved. However, we still have a long road ahead of us and we hope to continue having the community by our side, helping us make the great space strategy title everyone wants and expects.”
Important Beta update notes:
- Improved AI: Now the AI fully uses the ship design component and its latest additions, designing more powerful ships and better managing its military forces making it a significantly tougher opponent.
- Major bug fixes and fixed some crashes and stability issues. Bug and crash fixes include the corrupted save files bug and the Trade Routes menu crash.
- Multiplayer is now being tested internally. While it’s not available in this first beta release, it will be included as soon as we are confident about its state.
- Added revamped Light and Medium Draakian ships models.
Following BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe announcement and subsequent Ebay auction several weeks ago GamesAid is thrilled to share that the exclusively produced JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: ALL-STAR BATTLE: Exquisite Edition raised £686 for GamesAid, almost twenty times the price of the standard edition.
Gamers, JoJo fans and supporters of the many great British, children’s and youth based charities that GamesAid fundraises were given ten days leading up to the auction close on April 5th. In addition to the unique edition named the “Exquisite Edition”. This distinctive edition contained:
· JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: ALL-STAR BATTLE full game
· Special packaging
· An amazing and very rare Swarovski figurine made out of 6000 Swarovski crystals (H: 17cms x 18 cms x 11 cms, W: 380gr)
· Value of over €2000 but this is a one off in the UK. Highest bidders welcome.
This special edition of ‘Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure was donated exclusively to GamesAid in the UK and we hope will inspire other publishers to establish their own creative initiatives to support the umbrella charity’s good work too.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be available on 25th April 2014 in Europe & Australasia. For the latest news and updates, join us on www.Fight-with-Style.com.
For those dying to test their medieval fantasy gaming skills, this next instalment in the hardcore action-RPG series by developers From Software will challenge even the most talented and bravest of knights.
To reward gamers for their dedication, as well as being able to earn up to £5.50 of GMG Credit for unlocking the achievements, anyone who plays Dark Souls II within the first 3 days of its 24th April release will also get a bonus £0.50, whilst new users to Playfire can enjoy £1.50 for linking their Steam account within the first week (24th April – 30th April).
GRID Autosport Black Edition, featuring exclusive content, is available for gamers who pre-order at GAME in the UK and Ireland. The Black Edition of the game includes the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series car, Black Edition White Ravenwest Liveries, 20 Black Edition online livery patterns and 10 new premium sponsors with objectives.
To pre-order GRID Autosport Black Edition for the Xbox 360, PS3 or PC, please visit http://bngames.eu/foNPjI
GRID Autosport will bring alive the experience of becoming a professional racing driver in a new world of contemporary and classic motorsport. Drawing in spirit from classic Codemasters titles such as the TOCA series, developed in conjunction with community feedback and retaining the core GRID focus of ‘being all about the race’, gamers will experience a world of breadth, of depth, of intensity and of course, of the excitement that only racing cars can deliver.
Gamers can see GRID Autosport in action in a new gameplay video now playing at www.youtube.com/gridgame.
GRID Autosport will be available for Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Windows PC. Fans can keep up with all the latest updates straight from the studio by speeding over to www.gridgame.com and www.facebook.com/gridgame or follow the team at www.twitter.com/gridgame.
The first new tracks have been added to SingOn marking the start of the game’s regular song updates. On a mission to give you the most up-to-date party around, SingOn is the only service to update every week with tracks from the UK Top 20.
Joining an already eclectic catalogue this week are an exciting mix of the latest hits:
Pharrell Williams – Happy
5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Katy Perry ft Juicy J – Dark Horse
Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones – I Got U
Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne – Rather Be
And ultimate pop classics:
One Direction – Story Of My Life
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
Justin Bieber – Beauty And A Beat
Taylor Swift – Everything Has Changed
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Robbie Williams – Let Me Entertain You
SingOn is free to download from the PlayStation® Store for PlayStation®3. Buy a three or 48-hour Time Pass to access the full library of songs. For serious singing aficionados, there’s a full one-year Time Pass available too. Or, just enjoy the 10 songs that come free with the game including tracks from One Direction, Bruno Mars and Rhianna.
Get Happy with SingOn’s party-friendly voice effects TuneOn and RoboOn, re-tuning your singing or totally synthesising your voice so even the most sheepish singers can join in the party.
Plug in a mic to start singing then use the Queue feature to host a non-stop party. You can add tracks while you sing using the PS3 controller or the SingOn app on your phone or tablet so there’s no need to pause the party while you cue up the next song.
Get ready to SingOn. AndOn. AndOn.
Please visit http://www.singon.com/ for more information
Jurassic-themed digital pinball machine T-Rex Savage for iOS gets updated with improved playfield rules, updated vintage artwork and a new sound system, remains powered by Pure Pinball™ at 60 FPS.
Sweden, April 23, 2014 – T-Rex Savage grows even larger with the release of today’s update available now on the App Store, giving players better tilt, improved playfield rules and a new sound system for a more engrossing experience.
Adjusted table rules and game mode timer settings for better playability.
New sound system: voices and SFX no longer bleed into other audio cues.
Tilt functionality adjusted – slide fingers in any direction to nudge table.
Updated playfield artwork for improved vintage look.
Fixed an issue with launching the ball (on some devices).
Requires iOS 7.x
Price: $1.99 / £1.49 / €1.79
Six new personalization packs, the Soap Legend Pack, and additional all-new customization items are now available on Xbox Live! A release date for other platforms to follow.
Check out all of the new customization items:
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To mark St. George’s Day, as well as 50 days to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, EA SPORTS™ has released a screenshot of a moment all England fans will be hoping becomes a reality in Rio De Janeiro on Sunday, 13th July.
“A generation of England fans have grown up with the image of Bobby Moore lifting the World Cup in 1966 so it’s surreal to see myself in the same pose. It’s a great gesture by the guys at EA SPORTS and certainly acts as an inspiration coming on St. George’s Day. We’ll all be doing our best to give the fans the performances they deserve and, with a bit of luck, we might surprise a few people.” – Steven Gerrard, England Captain
“I want to see Steven Gerrard lifting the trophy on July 13th as much as anybody. I work with a team of over 35 nationalities here at EA Canada so there are plenty of differing opinions and lots of healthy debate but I’m a passionate England fan, so the chance to create that moment in EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup game was something I cherished and couldn’t pass up.” – Mat Prior, Lead Producer EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is OUT NOW on Xbox 360 and PS3.
Little Orbit announced today it is working with Disney Interactive to bring Planes: Fire & Rescue, based on Disney’s highly anticipated feature film of the same name, to North America, Europe and Australasia on Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™ and DS™ this autumn.
The collaboration also includes the launch of a Violetta video game based on the successful tween telenovela, Violetta, from Disney Channel. The musical rhythm game will launch across Europe and Australasia, and in South America for Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™ and DS™ late summer.
“Teaming up with Disney Interactive to expand the worlds of Planes: Fire & Rescue and Violetta on video game platforms is a great honour for us,” said Matt Scott, CEO of Little Orbit. “We know fans are going to love seeing their favourite characters come to life in these fun-filled adventures.”
Planes: Fire & Rescue will extend the storyline of the film, taking fun to the skies with action-packed fire-fighting. Players can embark on adventures with all their favourite characters from the movie. Violetta will take players on an all-star experience as they experiment with music and rhythm and to become a star performer.
Players will collect points to unlock costumes, art and more to customize their musical experience. The games arising from this collaboration will be distributed in EMEA and Australasian territories by leading video game publisher and developer, BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S.
For more information about BANDAI NAMCO Games and its entire line up, please visit the BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe official website at www.BandaiNamcoGames.eu.