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Creative Team Behind Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood Launch Armikrog on Consoles

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Aug. 23, 2016: Independent game developer Pencil Test Studios in partnership with indie publisher Versus Evil today announced the release of Armikrog for the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U™ system, Xbox One via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system for $9.99, £7.99 and €9.99.

“When we initially funded our game through Kickstarter there was demand for a Wii U version and it totally made sense from a design standpoint,” said Pencil Test Studios co-founder Mike Dietz. “Armikrog was created using classic sculpting, set building and clay and puppet fabrication techniques and it truly was a labor of love. After the release on PC we were able to turn our attention to the console versions of the game and we are incredibly happy to announce that console gamers can now play our creation on the console platform of their choice!”

In Armikrog players follow the adventures of space explorer Tommynaut and his pal Beak-Beak (a blind talking dog) as they crash land on an alien planet and get trapped in a mysterious fortress called Armikrog. To help them escape players have to guide the pair through a variety of precarious situations in gorgeously hand crafted environments packed with puzzles and a slew of odd inhabitants. Voiceover talent includes well-known actors Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain) and Michael J. Nelson (Mystery Science Theater 3000).

"Armikrog is a great stop-motion experience that can now be enjoyed on the consoles," said Versus Evil General Manager Steve Escalante. "A handcrafted, one-of-a-kind video game, Armikrog appeals to gamers of all ages and it has been amazing seeing this game come to life. Its transition to the major consoles is a treat and we are very excited to launch a game on all three consoles!”, he added.

For more information about Armikrog, visit http://www.armikrog.com / facebook.com/armikrog / @Armikrog

Monster Hunter Generations - A look at the next round of merch

Capcom is putting out another round of plush monsters from Monster Hunter Generations in Japan, due out Aug. 25th. There's also smaller versions, as well as some Felyne trinkets. Check out all the goodies here.

Vuzix to Showcase "Pokémon GO" on M100 Smart Glasses at CEDEC 2016

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2016 -- Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, enterprise, and entertainment markets, announced today that it will be attending the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference 2016 (CEDEC 2016) at the PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Conference center (Minatomirai, Nishi-Ku, Yokohama) from August 24th – 26th. At the event Vuzix will be demonstrating some of its newest wearable display technology including the iWear Video Headphones and M300 Smart Glasses. The Vuzix booth is at is No.36 on 3rd floor. Please visit the CEDEC 2016 website for more details.

Vuzix will be showcasing Pokémon GO mirrored from a smartphone to the M100 Smart Glasses over a Wi-Fi connection. The user interface is using a Pochiru BT Controller. The Pochiru is a simple device containing a button. Even if your smartphone is in your bag or you are wearing gloves, you can still easily load and manipulate compatible applications using the button without selecting them from the home screen. Perfect for catching Pokémon characters without taking your phone out of your pocket. Watch this demonstration of the M100 and Pokémon GO.

Vuzix is a member of the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) and Device WebAPI consortium and the Pokémon GO/M100 solution is enabled with third party support from leading OMA partners using the WebAPI interface GotAPI.

Medicom releasing Ultra Detail Legend of Zelda figures

- Majora's Mask, Link Between Worlds and Twilight Princess figures
- around $10 each
- due out May 2017

Thanks to Nightram for the heads up!

Zelda: Twilight Princess manga - Pre-orders now available on Amazon