Castle Clout 3D some 3DS screenshots

January 26, 2014 · Posted in Nintendo 3DS · Comment 

Smash castles, crush enemies and enjoy epic 3D trebuchet action with the release of  Castle Clout 3D from California-based game developer Selectsoft! Featuring all new painted backgrounds, 150 levels, vivid 3D effects, new foes, special weapons, and a “hot seat” multiplayer mode, Castle Clout 3D brings medieval mayhem to the Nintendo 3DS™ like never before. Battle through the Forest, Frost, Desert, Jungle and Burning Lands to unite the empire and save the kingdom from the Darkness.


Choose between the ballista and trebuchet, load it with ammo and release at the right angle to send boulders, bombs and more blazing through the air in front of immersive 3D painted backgrounds. Batter walls and topple foes while avoiding allies and earn Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies for each level. Then use the builder to create custom levels out of wood, stone and metal, filled with a variety of colorful foes. Or challenge friends and family in multiplayer mode and see who emerges the victor in a medieval battle royal.

Developed by Selectsoft in partnership with Teyon,  Castle Clout 3D combines exciting physics-based play with clever strategy, entertaining sound effects and stunning visuals.  Castle Clout 3D will be available through the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS on January 30, 2014 for $4.99 (USD).

Banshee’s Last Cry out on iOS now

January 26, 2014 · Posted in iOS · Comment 

Aksys Games announces today that Banshee’s Last Cry (Kamaitachi no Yoru in Japan), a thrilling visual novel from the makers of the Zero Escape series, Spike Chunsoft, is now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch!

Banshee’s Last Cry is a suspenseful visual novel and choose-your-own-adventure story that takes readers on a deadly ride of murder and deception. While staying at a hotel around a ski resort, vacationers find themselves caught up in a murderous “whodunit” game when a guest winds up dead. With the lodge completely snowed in and no escape, they will have to use all their cunning to solve this mystery and protect themselves from being the next victim! Local legend tells of a banshee whose screams can rip through flesh, but, is the killer really a deadly monster or the work of a madman?

  • Banshee’s Last Cry features a “choose-your-own-adventure” style reading meaning that the choices readers make ultimately affects the story.
  • Each path readers take will take them into a unique story with over 30 endings – some serious and some, even a little silly!
  • With visuals that bring the scenes to life and music to add foreboding to every decision,  Banshee’s Last Cry is more than just a book, it’s a thrill ride.

The Banshee’s Last Cry App is available for $3.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at  www.AppStore.com.

2013 PC Game of the Year Award

January 26, 2014 · Posted in PC · Comment 

Psychsoftpc, the high performance gaming computer manufacturer, announces that voting is now open for the Psychsoftpc 2013 PC Game of the Year Award. This year’s nominees are:

  • Tomb Raider
  • DmC: Devil May Cry
  • Dead Space 3
  • Crysis 3
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Defiance
  • Metro Last Light
  • Darkfall Unholy Wars
  • Saints Row IV
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Battlefield 4
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

The winner will be determined by fan votes. “Psychsoftpc makes gaming PC’s”, said Tim Lynch of Psychsoftpc, “so we are big supporters of PC Gaming. This is just one way in which we are supporting gaming on the PC.”

All nominees have garnered industry acclaim and many were nominated by fans in the months prior to voting. Fans are passionate about these games and nominations were spirited in the final weeks leading up to the poll. This award is solely for games that support gaming on the PC. Gaming on the PC is a viable and growing segment of the gaming market and this 2013 Game of the Year Award is in recognition of that.

To vote for their favorite PC game, fans should go to:

http://www.psychsoftpc.com/psychsoftpc_game_of_the_year_poll.htm

Wayward Terran Frontier More than one player will be able to pilot a battleship

January 26, 2014 · Posted in PC · Comment 

Wayward Terran Frontier is the first project of a brand new game studio Reason Generator Inc. Company founder George Hultgren has been working on a proof of concept for his game since April 2012. “I remember being inspired by Markus (Notch) Persson when he announced his plans for a similar multiplayer space adventure game 0x10c. He said ‘someone has to make this game’ and I remember thinking that maybe it would be me” says George. Indeed, the prototype for Wayward Terran Frontier shows some promise allowing players to design custom space ship, join up with a friend in multiplayer and enjoy a detailed combat system with ships breaking into pieces, catching on fire, and sometimes exploding.

This isn’t the first, or the only game that allows players to control a large battleship cooperatively, “My project is unique because on paper it started as a role playing game instead of as a simulation…” explains George, “I put down the framework of a standard loot-collecting dungeon-crawling RPG and asked myself how I could replace the 2-5 characters bashing demons with 2-5 characters commanding a battleship.” Following George’s vision, the gameplay of Wayward Terran Frontier draw equally from action role playing games, and the slower paced sci-fi role playing games of the 90s. George also mentions “Star control II and Escape Velocity were both a huge source of inspiration for this project, and I think it’s reflected in the art style.”

George is currently running a Kickstarter to fund the 2nd stage of this ambitious project, a player-run dedicated server with a persistent living world and lots of modding support. George’s Kickstarter video is somewhat awkward as he rants for a little too long about his vision, but he summarizes it well, “I have coded the framework for creating an infinitely large galaxy that is currently infinitely empty. I need the funds to fill the galaxy with artwork, sounds, and stories so it will be worth exploring” The pitch is probably better sold by the game’s trailer which features some epic slide guitar and a story of space cowboys finding a life of violence on the final frontier.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuVc8TV7rLA)

Wayward Terran Frontier is a work of passion created by a gamer trying to design the game he wants to play. The full game will retail for $15 on multiple platforms but the moddable multiplayer client will likely remain free forever.

Starpoint Gemini 2 some PC screenshots

January 21, 2014 · Posted in PC · Comment 

Video game publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Little Green Men Games unveiled today they’re implementing virtual reality headset Oculus Rift into their highly anticipated, upcoming space sim-RPG Starpoint Gemini 2. Currently in Alpha on Steam’s Early Access program, Starpoint Gemini 2 will offer gamers the opportunity to launch fighter wings on unsuspecting enemies during space combat while utilizing Oculus Rift’s 3D, next-generation capabilities to provide unadulterated immersion.


“Even from our short time spent with Oculus Rift, we’re certain it’s a breakthrough in the making, bringing a whole new perspective on games in general,” says Mario Mihokovic, CEO of Little Green Men Games. “We’re thrilled for the ability to become a part of the VR revolution early on and can’t wait to see what we can do with it and what other developers will think of too.”

The sequel to Starpoint Gemini 1, Starpoint Gemini 2 is a unique space-simulation with role-playing elements that thrusts gamers into a fractious galactic space environment replete with 50 factions, dangerous wormholes, rift ways to speed travel, and a dynamic real-time 3D combat system. Players can pilot more than 70 distinct, fully upgradeable space craft in a universe that’s powered with realistic physics provided by NVIDIA PhysX technology.

With recent awards secured at CES 2014, Oculus Rift VR is a ground-breaking virtual reality headset for immersive gaming that’s officially supported by heavyweight industry veterans such as ID Software’s John Carmack, Epic Games, Unity, and investor Marc Andreessen among others.

Developer Little Green Men Games is looking for feedback on the development of Starpoint Gemini 2. Gamers interested in playing and sharing their experiences are invited to join the discussion on the Steam Community Hub.

Check out Starpoint Gemini 2 on Early Access for $22.99, which includes the complete version of Starpoint Gemini 1.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Xbox360 Amazon special DLC deal

January 21, 2014 · Posted in Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3 · Comment 

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (PS3 X360)Square Enix Inc. announces an exclusive DLC partnership through Amazon for LIGHTNING RETURNS®: FINAL FANTASY® XIII. Starting today, Amazon pre-order customers will receive free ‘Spira’s Summoner’ content for download, uniting two of FINAL FANTASY’s leading female characters by equipping Lightning with Yuna’s iconic outfit, staff and victory pose from FINAL FANTASY X.

The ‘Spira’s Summoner’ DLC is available free exclusively via Amazon pre-order and will be available to purchase for other customers later this year.

For ‘Spira’s Summoner’ outfit images and additional LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII assets, please visit our press site.

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, for digital download on the PlayStation®Network, and on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft on February 11, 2014.

Dragon Slayer Quest Android iOS screenshots

January 19, 2014 · Posted in Android, iOS · Comment 

You are a knight trying to slay dragons to save the princess. Dragon Slayer Quest is an addicting action-packed slashing style game of might and magic. Slash the flying dragons to save the princess as you try and get high score. Try and slice as many dragons as possible without hitting a flying princess. During the battle when you see a spell scroll you touch it to cast the spell.


Features:

- Slash 5 different dragons
- Slashing and spell attacks
- Lightning Bolt scroll kills all dragons on the screen
- Freeze scroll freezes all dragons on the screen
- Hourglass scroll slows down the generation of dragons and princesses
- Easy to play hard to master

Football Kicks: Title Race some iOS screenshots

January 19, 2014 · Posted in iOS · Comment 

Distinctive Games announced today that its exciting new football game Football Kicks: Title Race is now available to download and play-for-free on iPhone and iPad worldwide. Football Kicks: Title Race is a next generation blend of football management and fully-interactive soccer gaming from the makers of Football Kicks, the classic swipe-to-shoot action game that has enjoyed more than 20 million downloads.

Football Kicks: Title Race allows you to take charge of a full team of players, improve their performances with intensive training and play exciting matches, where YOU can make the difference over 90 minutes, providing inch-perfect passes, Beckham-style corners and net-bursting goals. As well as player management, Football Kicks: Title Race allows you to expand your team’s stadium to attract more fans and make more revenue for you to spend on star players. Also, the official licence for Arsenal football team is available as an upgrade in the game, with badge, football kit and detailed reproduction of the Emirates Stadium – with more licensed teams to be added.


Football Kicks: Title Race features:

  • Brand new Free-to-Play football management and action game for iOS devices
  • Official licence for Arsenal football club, with badge, kits and stadia available as an upgrade in-game – with more teams available
  • High-precision swipe-mechanic for performing complex shots and passes with ease
  • Build your own squad, name the team and give them a unique look with custom kits and club badge
  • Extensive player training modes for improving shots, free kicks and corners
  • Buy and sell players with the Title Race online global transfer market
  • Build the ultimate world-class stadium with bigger stands, better training facilities and electric atmosphere to improve your gate receipts
  • Get online with free transfers, dedicated leaderboards for your closest rivals and global league tables ranking you against the best clubs
  • Daily Goals feature that gives you daily objectives to earn extra rewards
  • Next-gen Phoenix™ engine delivers HD visuals, smooth performance and realistic motion-captured animations
  • More official football club licenses on the way – watch this space!

Football Kicks: Title Race is out now as a free download on the Apple App Store worldwide for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/football-kicks-title-race/id688881569?ls=1&mt=8

Watch the Football Kicks: Title Race trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyB_pc8Bx3E

Deception IV: Blood Ties PS3 PSV details & Screens

January 19, 2014 · Posted in Sony Playstation 3, Sony PS Vita · Comment 

Tecmo Koei Europe announced today that upcoming title Deception IV: Blood Ties will be released across Europe on the 28th of March 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita handheld system.

In this imaginative follow up to the classic Tecmo title ‘Devil’s Deception’, first released in 1996 on the PlayStation®, players can get a taste of what it’s like to play on the side of evil. Much like its predecessors, Deception IV: Blood Ties is a strategy focused action game revolving around a deceitful main character known as the Devil’s daughter who, assisted by three Daemons, defeats her foes through trickery.


Deception IV follows the story of Laegrinna, an animated fragment of an imprisoned Devil’s soul, as she battles her enemies by mischievously luring them into strategically placed traps. From rolling boulders and spiked walls to spring boards, Iron Maidens, human cannons, falling bathtubs and banana peels, the player can choose from a multitude of dramatic, sadistic, and comical traps in order to finish off an enemy.

Setting traps is not enough though, as they need to be activated in turn. Timing also plays an important role, as an untimely activation could result in Laegrinna falling into her own trap or allow her rivals to catch up her. Depending on the manner an enemy is killed or captured the Devil’s three servants: Veruza, Caelea and Lilia (each representing a different aspect of cruelty: Sadistic Torment, Elaborate Death and Humiliating Demise) reward points and upgraded traps
Players will be able to upload their combos online (PlayStation®3 version players can upload their videos to or challenge other players to beat their highest-scoring, funniest, or sadistic combos. Other network elements include leaderboards for total Ark (points accumulated in a level), clear time etc as well as uploading and downloading user created missions (Cross-Quests). PlayStation®Vita boasts a few additional features and using the touch screen to select and activate traps

DroidArcade iOS details & screenshots

January 19, 2014 · Posted in iOS · Comment 

Kyttaro Games are delighted to announce that DroidArcade, the free, frantic, sci-fi, stop-motion animated action game  that lets you nimbly maneuver your Bishop 7 droid through the ancient corridors of the vast retro-futuristic Basilica, has just been released for iOS!


Gamers can download it for free for their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from the App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/droid-arcade/id747617910

A DROID’S HISTORY
A power-hungry Ecclesiarchy has plunged humanity into the new Dark Ages. The last remaining Chronomancer has been taken hostage on the gargantuan Basilica space station, and if he dies, an already dark world will get a lot darker. Only a small, unarmed droid named Bishop 7 can save him—and only with your help.

THE ARTFUL DROID
DroidArcade has been approached like an interactive work of art. We have hand-modeled the characters in clay and painstakingly animated them using stop-motion technology, while working on a rich, atmospheric soundtrack and lush hand-painted cut-scenes.

BE THE DROID
In each of DroidArcade’s levels, you must avoid patrolling enemy droids, grab the gems and keys needed to proceed, solve puzzles on the fly and all this while making sure you do not run out of time or energy.

**Features**
-Stop motion animated graphics!
-Gameplay taxing both your mind and your reflexes!
-Graphics and cut-scenes by visual artist Hariton Bekiaris!
-Full soundtrack by acclaimed musician Chris Christodoulou!
-Sweeping sci-fi story!
-One in-app purchase to unlock the complete game!
-60 levels over 4 different worlds!
-Universal app: works smoothly on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!

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