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It’s announcement a little more than two years in the making, so here it is!
Santa Monica, CA and SHANGHAI – January 12, 2015 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading Internet services provider in China (SEHK: 00700), announced the launch of the public open beta for Call of Duty Online to hundreds of millions of Chinese gamers. Currently live across China, Call of Duty Online is a new free-to-play version of the blockbuster Call of Duty video game franchise that marks a historic first for the series, as the pop culture phenomenon expands to the world’s largest gaming market.
The development of Call of Duty Online has been led by veteran Call of Duty studio Raven Software. Inspired by the blockbuster, critically-acclaimed hits Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops universes, Call of Duty Online draws from these iconic experiences that have captivated millions of gamers around the world in an all-new Call of Duty experience, created exclusively for China.
From the official announcement:
Today 2K and Turtle Rock Studios announced that Evolve has gone gold, which means that development on the game has finished and it’s being sent to the manufacturing to be printed to disc and shipped to stores. [Evolve is set for a February 10, 2015 launch.]
Also on a somewhat related note, developer Turtle Rock announced a donation based on “227.5 hairy inches”:
….we have some beards to shave and hair to cut! Team members at Turtle Rock pledged to not shave or cut their hair until the game passed certification. For each inch of beard grown by the guys and hair cut by the ladies, we’d donate $50 to Child’s Play charity. The total length? 227.5 hairy inches! That comes out to $11,375 raised for Child’s Play – with the hair itself, if long enough, being donated to Locks of Love. 2K is matching the Turtle Rock Studios contribution, for a total donation of $22,750.
Burbank, Calif. – Nov. 11, 2014 – LEGO® Batman™ 3: Beyond Gotham launches in North America today for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system (also playable on PlayStation TV), Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii U system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS hand-held system and Windows PC.
“LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is without a doubt this year’s ultimate Super Hero game for all ages,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games Publishing. “From free-roam gameplay, to flying LEGO big figures and exploring Lantern Worlds with DC Comics’ most amazing characters, the fun and possibilities in LEGO Batman 3 are endless.”
CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the next-generation, open world fantasy RPG hitting stores February 24th, 2015, is excited to unveil their FREE DLC program for the game.
The FREE DLC program for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt consists of 16 entirely free DLCs, that will be available for every gamer owning a copy of Wild Hunt, for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC, and PlayStation®4, and is applicable to all versions (digital or physical, standard or Collector’s). (more…)
Direct from the desk of Rockstar Games comes information about what returning GTA V players can expect with the “current gen” consoles (and PC, of course):
To reward loyal GTAV fans for coming back to the newer, more detailed version of Los Santos and Blaine County, we’ve created an array of exclusive items specifically for returning players – with each of these items connected to activities designed for players to experience the game’s massive world in new and exciting ways.
Please see below for some of the new items and activities that will be available for returning players, as well as some additional information about the upcoming versions of Grand Theft Auto V, out November 18, 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and coming to PC on January 27, 2015.
New Events & Rewards
Encounter new events happening all across the world, and complete the challenges they present to unlock exclusive new vehicles like the menacing Imponte Duke O’Death and that veritable GTA classic bird of flight, the Dodo seaplane. (more…)
From the official release:
The first of five add-on packs for Alien: Isolation, ‘Corporate Lockdown’, releases today, offering players three new challenging and terrifying maps for the game’s Survivor Mode. Each challenge pack offers a new perspective on the events on-board Sevastopol Station in the days before the arrival of the Weyland-Yutani team, with a new playable character, a unique set of objectives and a new game mode.
New York, NY, and Toronto, Oct 28, 2014 – Alienware, a leader in high-performance gaming systems is announcing details and availability for the legendary return of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop and the portable powerhouse Alienware 13 gaming laptop. Alienware also revealed the innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier; giving gamers desktop graphics performance at home and high performance mobile gaming with the Alienware 13. A truly no compromises approach to gaming.
Luxembourg – Oct. 7, 2014 – Nexon Europe launched the highly anticipated free-to-play Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies on Steam today for players across North America, Europe, Oceania and the CIS region. Gamers will experience everything they loved about the original Counter-Strike, in addition to many updated modes, weapons, characters and of course, zombies. The fast-paced and dangerous undead add a whole new dynamic to proceedings, making for frenetic action across a wide variety of maps.
AUSTIN, Texas – October 6, 2014 – Prepare to face Revan, one of the galaxy’s most revered characters, in the latest story-driven adventure from Star Wars: The Old Republic. BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), and LucasArts have announced a brand-new digital expansion, Shadow of Revan, coming December 9, 2014. Shadow of Revan offers five new levels of story-driven missions, an increased level cap of 60, new worlds to explore, high-level multiplayer Flashpoints and Operations to join with friends in dynamic challenges and much more. Plus, for a limited-time, all Subscribers who pre-order receive a Class Experience Boost, offering players 12x experience gain through Level 55 with the opportunity to immerse themselves exclusively in exciting class story missions, but only through December 1, 2014.
BURBANK, Calif. — Sept. 30, 2014 — Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions announce that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available today in stores throughout the US and Canada, on digital console in the Americas, and on Steam worldwide. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a third-person, open world action game that introduces players to the next epic saga of Middle-earth as they embark on a dark journey through Mordor, set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Featuring the innovative Nemesis System, the game is available at retailers and via digital download for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft for the suggested retail pricing of $69.99 and on Windows PC for $49.99.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman™: Arkham Knight is scheduled to release worldwide beginning June 2, 2015. Also revealed, are two collector’s editions – Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition and Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition. Both will be available in limited quantities at launch in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition will also be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for PC.
Mount Joy, Penn. – September 9th, 2014 – Pinkerton Road Studio today announced that the highly-anticipated Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition, a modern remake of one of Sierra ‘s greatest adventure games of all-time, will be available for purchase on PC and Mac on October 15th, 2014. Licensed from Activision Publishing, Inc, overseen by original series creator Jane Jensen, and developed in partnership with leading indie team Phoenix Online Studios, this high-definition update of the adventure game classic Gabriel Knight adds brand new puzzles and scenes, gorgeous new high-res backgrounds, a remastered soundtrack, and more New Orleans flavor to the beloved original story, plus exclusive new behind-the-scenes material including original concept sketches, articles and brand new audio interviews with Jane Jensen and members of the original Sierra development team to provide a more complete view on the Gabriel Knight series than has ever been available before. Pre-orders are now available at Steam, GOG.com, the Phoenix Online Store and more at 15% off the $19.99 retail price, and include the pre-order exclusive soundtrack by Robert Holmes. (more…)