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Tencent Games’ highly anticipated and ultra-competitive mobile MOBA (massive online battle arena), Arena of Valor, today opened pre-registration on iOS and Android (https://www.arenaofvalor.com/preregister/). Players pre-registering will receive a variety of exclusive in-game rewards and items in the free-to-play game, including skins and precious in-game currency.

 

Launching soon, Arena of Valor offers a polished, competitive 5v5 experience perfected for mobile, featuring turbocharged teamfights in quick 10-15 minute matches. A variety of champions fit any play style, making the game easy to pick up and play, but incredibly difficult to master.

 

Tencent has aligned Arena of Valor with best-in-class partners for the western version of the hit game, including Academy Award winning music composer Hans Zimmer who has written an unforgettable soundtrack for Arena of Valor. The company also championed a partnership with DC Comics to make superheroes from the DC universe playable heroes complete with official lore. Batman, Van Helsing and Wonder Woman will debut after launch.

 

Utilizing Tencent Games’ strength in mobile development, the team designed Arena of Valor for North American gamers — custom-tailoring the UI, controls, art style and champions for the West.

 

For more information, visit www.arenaofvalor.com.

This is one of the most popular games in China and it is cool that it is coming to the west on mobile and Nintendo Switch. Will you be checking this out?

 

Source: Tencent PR

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Bandai Namco sent out the following

 

GUNDAM Battle, an officially licensed Gundam action battle mobile game co-developed by Bandai Namco Shanghai and games developer and publisher KingNet, has completed Closed Beta testing in China. GUNDAM Battle will launch in China later this year for iOS and Android devices, with plans for release to western markets in 2018.

The highly successful Closed Beta attracted numerous Gundam fans who had been eagerly anticipating a real 3D action mobile game based on the beloved anime franchise. The second- and seven-day retention rates for GUNDAM Battle were 72.5-percent and 47-percent, respectively; impressive numbers that gained industry recognition for being notably higher than other similar games.
KingNet is a prominent Chinese games developer and publisher known for its extensive line-up of successful web and mobile games. The company is particularly adept at creating high-quality game products based on popular foreign and domestic IPs.
GUNDAM Battle Closed Beta Version Details
The Closed Beta version includes a selection of 21 Mobile Suits (MS) with matching pilot audio packs. The MS lineup includes popular suits from New Mobile Report Gundam Wing and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, but also includes MS from the extended UC Gundam universe including the famous Z Gundam from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Gundam Ez8 from Gundam: The 08th MS Team.
  • MSZ-006 Z Gundam: The main fighting MS from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, GUNDAM Battle basically recreates every feature of this fan favorite. Classic weapons such as Beam Rifle, Beam Saber, and Hyper Mega Launcher are all included, but the in-game MS has been upgraded for more impact and to add diversity to the gameplay.
  • XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam ZERO: The Wing Gundam ZERO MS from New Mobile Report Gundam Wing features strong firepower and is exquisitely modeling with gorgeous smooth attack animation. This MS recreation is a real killer that perfectly combines art and power of Gundam.
  • ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos (4th Form): The Gundam Barbatos (4th Form) is from the recently completed anime, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans. This MS utilizes a variety of martial arts attack styles in combination with physical weapons to deliver punishing damage. It’s the perfect MS for players who like to employ powerful melee attacks during battlefield combat.
The GUNDAM Battle beta version includes a Team Battle mode, in addition to its Story mode and Arena mode. Team Battle mode supports up to three players as they team up to challenge big bosses like BYG-ZAM or PSYCO GUNDAM. Different from the bosses from Story mode, the bosses in Team Battle mode possess much more powerful skills. Players can only challenge one boss each day in Team Battle mode.
Gundam is a truly beloved franchise that has endured for so long. Will any of you be checking this out?
Source: Bandai Namco PR
By Stark Wyvern On 7 Oct, 2017 At 05:06 PM | Categorized As Featured, Nintendo 3DS, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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Pokemon Silver brought me to my favorite region, and let return to Kanto as well. In an era now long since passed it is good to find myself playing this amazing game. This is actually the first time I’ve played it, in English, as the first time I played through it, it was a Japanese import. I had received it as a gift and the gifter had decided it would be cool to get an imported copy of both gold and silver. I needed a guide to play through the game, as obviously at the age of 8 I had no idea how to read Japanese.

Through playing that game though I developed a love of this region. Crystal followed after I had logged so many hours in my Japanese imports. I discovered my favorite Pokemon in Johto, and that Pokemon is Feraligatr. I also discovered a few other mainstays to a Johto team of mine, and that is always a good thing.

Coming back to Johto brings me back to a time now lost. A time where you couldn’t just wirelessly trade for Pokemon. You needed to have your friend nearby, literally next to you. My friends were around a lot as  8-year old which certainly is a good thing. Pokemon Silver was one of those amazing games that you wanted to play knowing friends were playing it as well. I logged hours upon hours in these old games even after my younger sister deleted my save files.

Johto will always be a stand out region to me because it brought us back to Kanto, the only time a game has done that. Two regions in one game, now that was revolutionary. I remember seeing Kanto for the first time in the game. Having just beat all the gyms it was time to head to the Elite Four. Surfing along I hop off Feraligatr and bam a man comes up to me, tells me I’m in Kanto. My young mind was blown, I was ecstatic.

Johto also has the distinction of having the first dark type Pokemon which in of itself is so cool. Pokemon that could stand up to the power of the wicked psychic types. Those psychic types really were so strong, it is actually a little shocking. I’ll always hope for a dark type gym, but of course in Japan, they are considered just a little too evil.

Pokemon Silver is just such a great game, with amazing music, great new Pokemon, and so many things to do and explore. Having 16 gym badges is also such a blast as you literally have double the fun. Battling Kanto Gym Leaders is also fun, along with facing Red and Blue again. I was a little disappointed that you couldn’t face your old team like in Twitch Plays Pokemon. That really would have been a great touch.

While it might have been weird playing a Japanese import I will always look back on that time with happiness. Playing Pokemon Silver will always have an effect on me, and I hope one day we get a next-gen remake of this game. I will always be down to jump back into this game, and relive the story, and remember what it was like, being 8. Playing a brand new Pokemon game before other kids, not understanding the game and using a guide, but loving it all the same.

Pokemon Silver will always be one of those comfort games, and I’m glad for it. I shocked myself this time playing the game through in only 15 hours, and to me that is extraordinary. So, thank you to my team of Feraligatr, Girafarig, Ampharos, Togetic, Donphan, and the Shiny Gyarados, you were all amazing. Pokemon Silver is available now on the Eshop, and if you’ve never experienced it I wholeheartedly think you should!

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The console wars are something we have heard for so many years now, but no one can bring a console war like Idea Factory. Now we have among us another game set in an alternate story from the rest of the games in the series like MegaTagmension Blanc + Noire. Most of the cast is present but they don’t know each other, and they have different roles to fulfill as the game progresses, in this game Idea Factory is the main character and always an adventurer.

The Game starts off with a cutscene of Idea Factory ridding her bike avoiding obstacles (and being really cool if I may add) and you see the Goddesses engaging in battle, after that you notice that Gameindustri has transformed into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, while it isn’t explained how exactly that happened, it is clearly a war has destroyed the once beautiful scenery. While I.F. is searching for an ancient library said to contain every piece of the world’s history, she sees what first appears to be a shooting star but is in fact a person falling from the sky. When they found the library, they are greeted by the library’s guardian Histoire, while investigating the library I.F. gets wrapped up in a case where all of the world’s history has been stolen so she must travel through time in order to repair it, and her bike after some mods are used to travel trough time (super cool, kind of a chrono trigger situation).

The game’s mission-based structure is different than what fans are used to. Histoire is once again throwing tasks your way. However, next to each mission is a countdown. As you clear other missions, the timer will start to countdown. If the timer reaches zero, the mission will disappear completely. Each mission holds a level of importance in context to its effect on history on thus the type of ending one will receive. Combat closely resembles previous entries in the series. You move the party member around a set area, then proceed to attack, use a skill, or consume an item. There are also gems scattered around the field that you have to jump up to collect, such as health recovery items, which can be very useful when cornered in a boss fight. By landing hits on an enemy as a party, a Fever Gauge will fill up. Once it’s full, a Rainbow Gem will appear that activates Fever Time (in place of the EX Gauge). This causes the entire party’s stats to increase by 10% and stop enemies from getting a turn. EXE Drives (special attacks) can also be used. Once a turn is over, the amount of Active Gauge used will deplete from the Fever Gauge until it’s depleted, ending Fever Time. I.F. even has her own HDD Form with her “Flame Awakening” state which causes her stats to increase dramatically. All of these mechanics help make battles more dynamic, and for me made the combat to be more enjoyable.

The series good humor and jokes continue are still staple in the series, and one thing that I like is that they don’t take themselves to seriously (see the above image). While fans of the series will find some recycled assets and sounds, the combat and the different challenges in each stage make the replay value higher than your average game. Bottom line SuperDimension Neptune Vs Sega Hard Girls is a fun game, with tons of references to scratch that nostalgic itch and the gameplay is more than satisfactory to help it stand up as its own entry.

By Stark Wyvern On 5 Oct, 2017 At 05:03 PM | Categorized As Featured, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, Reviews, Reviews | With 0 Comments

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Yokai Watch 2 was an awesome game and of course, following the Pokemon model, it is time for Yokai Watch’s first third game. In Psychic Specters, you, play the same game mostly, but there are little moments here and there that are different. It is really still just such a solid game, and one that will hold fans attention until Yokai Watch 3 and Yokai Watch Busters finally come westward.

Yokai Watch 2 Psychic Specters is certainly just as fun even if you have played the game before. The world is always such a fun place to explore and there are so many Yokai to befriend. All of the QR Codes of work again for this game, so you can use them to your heart’s content. This game really allows you to play how you want and that is a good thing.

Psychic Specters also comes with a lot of extra content, to build upon the first two entries. You can now befriend the Wicked Yokai which is a cool thing. Those Wicked Yokai looked really cool and I am glad to be able to befriend them. They certainly act nicer once befriended but it just is cool to have former baddies on your side.

There is also a full story for Dame Deadtime, who in my opinion is a truly terrible villain. Her boss fight can be tedious, and her character to me just seems weak. But it is always interesting learning about characters. You also get the whole story on Darknyan which is another interesting one. Far more interesting to me than the Dame’s story.

You can also befriend other strange Yokai including the Jewelnyans and the nose picking Snottle. After completing the main story head to Yokai Land and experience a whole new area. Psychic Blasters is a revamped version of Yokai Watch Blasters and the perfect lead up to the full game which should come westward in the future.

All in all, if you liked Yokai Watch 2 you will certainly enjoy this game. If you have the first one you can transfer your save file and continue from where you left off. Or start fresh, and experience the game all over again. This game is also great for anyone who has only played the first game or never at all. It has a good beginning section and allows you to see all the Yokai from both games.

Yokai Watch 2 Psychic Specters is a great RPG and one that you’ll probably enjoy. If you haven’t yet, you can get this game on your 3DS in stores or on the Eshop!

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WB Games sent out the following

 

 

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the world-renowned Mortal Kombat franchise this October with a variety of events and in-game activities.
Celebrate 25 Years of Mortal Kombat Panel – New York Comic Con
Sunday, Oct. 8, 1:30-2:30 pm, Javits Center, Room 1A24
Show attendees are invited to join a panel that includes the original team that developed the first Mortal Kombat game: Ed Boon, John Tobias, Dan Forden and John Vogel.   Moderated by Geoff Keighley, they will discuss the early days of the franchise, the evolution of the brand, and the series’ lasting impact on the games industry and pop culture.
Raiden Now Available for Injustice 2
Just in time for Mortal Kombat’s 25th anniversary, Raiden, the eternal God of Thunder is the newest addition to the Injustice 2 character roster.  Players who purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, Injustice 2 Digital Deluxe Edition, Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #2 can play now as Mortal Kombat’s protector of Earthrealm or as Black Lightning, a brand new Premiere Skin that accompanies the Raiden DLC.
NetherRealm Studios’ Mobile Games Mortal Kombat 25th Anniversary In-Game Content
On October 5, Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat X, Injustice: Gods Among Us and WWE Immortals for mobile devices will receive Mortal Kombat anniversary in-game content introducing new and exciting characters for players to collect.
    • Injustice 2 for mobile adds Mortal Kombat’s God of Thunder Raiden, allowing players to battle the deity in Challenge Mode.  Raiden can be won in premium chests or purchased directly in a special offer.
    • Mortal Kombat X for mobile adds Shao Kahn the Konqueror in full Diamond tier regalia. Players can also step up and battle against two new versions of Goro, the four-armed undefeated champion for 500 years.   In addition, fans can gear up for intense raid-style combat in the all new Relic Hunt feature.
    • Injustice: Gods Among Us for mobile adds the dangerous assassin Scorpion to its line-up.
    • WWE Immortals pays homage to Mortal Kombat as WWE Superstar Xavier Woods suits up as classic Mortal Kombat character Raiden.
Mortal Kombat X 25th Anniversary Living Towers
Mortal Kombat X is unveiling new Living Tower challenges through Oct. 9 that are themed to previous Mortal Kombat releases: Mortal Kombat 1-4, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks and Mortal Kombat (2011).
Playing Mortal Kombat II is one of this author’s earliest gaming memories, and the series has provided so much fun over the years. What are your favourite Mortal Kombat memories?
Source: WB PR

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ThatGameCompany posted the following

 

After Flower launched, we certainly could see its influence to break new boundaries and perceptions of how video games could be designed and played. Or how it could transcend and connect families and friends across ages, cultures and backgrounds.  That was certainly our hope – to bring it to as many people as possible, so that audiences around the world could see how games could be relevant to them.   At the time, we could see that gamers and non-gamers were indeed yearning for new kinds of interactive entertainment experiences.

 

So today, in a first-of-its-kind partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment and Annapurna Interactive, we are excited to announce that Flower is available to play on iPhone and iPad and can be downloaded from the App Store starting today. This is a special release for Flower because for the first time, more and more audiences can get to experience the calmness, poetic beauty and romanticism of game!  Our existing community can buy, share or gift the game to others to explore.  Casual players – older or younger family members and loved ones – can try it, complete it and maybe understand that games can encourage positivity.

 

 

This is amazing news, as the game is a perfect fit for mobile. Will you be checking this out?

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and HBO Global Licensing today announced the launch date for Game of Thrones: Conquest and revealed the first teaser trailer. Developed by Turbine, the MMO strategy mobile game is coming to the App Store and Google Play on October 19, 2017.

 

Whether it’s through sheer might or deception, Game of Thrones: Conquest lets players rule their House as they choose. Powerful armies will be raised to march against rivals, while players command their own small councils to sabotage their enemies from within. But only the most cunning have what it takes to sit atop the Iron Throne. Developed by Turbine, the MMO strategy mobile game is coming to the App Store and Google Play later this month.

 

Players who pre-register for Game of Thrones: Conquest at the official site will receive the Prepare for War Bundle the first week of launch only, which will include exclusive Night’s Watch training gear, as well as gold and resources to aid in their fight for the Iron Throne.

Will you be checking out Game of Thrones: Conquest when it releases?

 

Check out the trailer below.

 

 

source: PR Email

 

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I don’t play too many 3DS games, but one that caught my eye was Chicken Wiggle. It had a sense of wonder and adventure to it that I found immensely attractive. The great visuals and excellent looking gameplay had me hooked from the first time I saw it and I needed to experience it. After playing it, I have to say that Atooi has another masterpiece on their hands.

Chicken Wiggle is a 2D platformer with excellent controls, and lovable protagonists. Normally 2D platformers these days feel a need to guide you through every last detail but Chicken Wiggle lets you jump right in and learn it for yourself. I found this refreshing, and despite needing a few minutes to get the hang of it, it was all for the best. The learning curve is not that bad and honestly, this is a game for platformer fans of all degrees of experience.

There is an issue with the difficulty varying wildly at times, which can be annoying but I don’t feel its a major problem. Overall, I find the gameplay amazing, as while the protagonists moves are basic, there is a lot that can be done with them. Chick can jump run, and attack enemies and obstacles, while the worm can reach far-away platforms and walls with stickiness. Using them both in creative ways makes a things a lot more interesting and opens new possibilities. The levels are well designed and give you a lot of room to experiment in, and this isn’t even considering the various power ups you get throughout the levels.

Chicken Wiggle has some incredible music as well, and the soundtrack just feels fun. The soundtrack perfect companion piece to this game and helps further the experience, so my hat goes off to Atooi for that as well. Visually the game is excellent as well, and has a great art style that just works for it.

If anything, it is sad that the game does have an end to it, but even then it doesn’t have to end. The game has an excellent level editor that seems to take after Super Mario Maker, and lets you share your levels with others. Its does have a drawback though, in that the interface is a bit unintuitive and can be more cumbersome that you would expect. Still sharing and playing levels is fun, and I had a blast with the levels I played from others.

I have to encourage everyone to play this game. It is amazing and deserves attention.

 

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A review key was provided by Atooi

By Jonathan Balofsky On 14 Sep, 2017 At 10:26 PM | Categorized As News, NINTENDO, Nintendo 3DS, Portable/Mobile Gaming, ROG News | With 0 Comments

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Atooi sent out the following

 

Atooi announced that their new platforming adventure Chicken Wiggle will go on a special two-week flash sale from September 14 to September 28 – dropping the price from $14.99 to $9.99 in North America on Nintendo 3DS eShop. A savings of 33%. The two-week flash sale will begin in Europe on September 21.

“For anyone who was on the fence about buying Chicken Wiggle, this is a great time to take advantage of the promotional price and join our egg-cellent community,” Atooi Owner Jools Watsham says of the flash sale. “There are already over 400 unique levels available to download for free on-line, and the number continues to grow each day, which is a testament to the power and ease of Chicken Wiggle’s on-line level sharing features.”

Chicken Wiggle is an amazing game that everyone should try and this sale is one that is not to be missed.

 

We will have a review up of the game very shortly.