Mega Ran Gets Mighty No. 9 Promotion and Music Video for New Album

Phoenix, Arizona - July 7, 2015 - Random Beats is pleased to announce the release of a new music video for "Your Favorite Song" from Mega Ran's upcoming album, RNDM. The new album--one of his most ambitious to date--is set to release on September 15, 2015 and will feature "Mighty!," a collaboration with legendary Mega Man composer Manami Matsumae which will be featured during the credits of COMCEPT's highly-anticipated title, Mighty No. 9. Another collaboration track on the album will feature Castlevania composer Michiru Yamane.

To celebrate the release of RNDM in digital, CD, vinyl, and NES cartridge formats, COMCEPT is also providing the first 999 customers who pre-order the album a free download code for the Mighty No. 9 soundtrack:

Pre-order RNDM on Bandcamp

"This is a dream come true," comments Ran. "I've been working hard to land a videogame placement, and for this one to be the one, with a game and creator that I'm so close to, so inspired by, this is such a storybook tale. I'm really fortunate and I hope this is the first of many."

While fans wait for RNDM and the Mighty No. 9 soundtrack to drop, Mega Ran has released a music video for his catchy parody track, "Your Favorite Song," which prominently features his modded Famicom console in action as Ran raps about writing the one-hit-wonder to rule them all. The smooth musical backing by Tunesmith is accented with 8-bit sound programming and at one point, Ran even makes use of the Famicom controller's microphone to sing the enduring chorus section.

"I've been using the Famicom in live shows since 2014 and looking to showcase it more in video and production, and I felt a song like this was the perfect time," notes Ran. "The RNDM album represents a growth from Random to Mega Ran, and along the way, realizing the beauty in simplicity, that's what I wanted the first set of visuals to convey. Wait 'til you guys hear the rest."

Catch Mega Ran this weekend at San Diego Comic Con where he will be performing as a part of the festivities with Nerdist Industries on Friday, July 10 at 8pm.

Keep up to date with Mega Ran and learn more about RNDM and his contribution to Mighty No. 9 on the Random Beats website:

Random Beats Official Website

Guitar Hero Live - Hero Powers details, Comic-Con appearance

In celebration of San Diego Comic-Con this week, the team at FreeStyleGames is showing off Hero Powers in Guitar Hero Live.

Any fan of the franchise knows that no shredding skills are complete without a few in-game boosts. In Guitar Hero Live, they are called Hero Powers, the in-game power ups that can give you a score boost or competitive edge as you rock out in GHTV

And, anyone at Comic-Con with a valid event badge can play Guitar Hero Live. Fans can head to the Xbox Lounge in the Manchester Grand Hyatt, where the game will be playable Thursday through Sunday!

Guitar Hero Live will be available October 20, 2015 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and select mobile devices to be announced soon. The game is rated "T" for Teen (Lyrics). For more information, please visit

What are Hero Powers?

If you remember Star Power from previous games in the franchise, Hero Powers in Guitar Hero Live are a lot like that, only much cooler. Hero Powers can be used in GHTV to give you power-ups that affect different areas of gameplay. You can activate a Hero Power to boost your score while playing solo, or to give you a competitive edge during multiplayer. They are activated by the familiar tilt of the guitar, or you can just hit the Hero Power button directly on the guitar controller.
Higher scores allow you to earn even more rewards and level up faster.

How to earn and equip Hero Powers?

As you play the game, you constantly earn in-game currency, which you can then use to acquire various Hero Powers. Before you play a song in GHTV, you’ll have the option to choose which Hero Power you’d like to have equipped during the duration of that song for you to activate when you please.

Types of Hero Powers

Clear Highway – Removes all immediate notes from your note highway instantly. The notes are counted as hits, which adds to your score, score streak and score multiplier.
Double Multiplier – Your score multiplier will double for the duration of the Hero Power.
Dial Down – Temporarily reduces the frequency of notes that appear in the note highway. This is especially effective during difficult portions of the song to maintain a big score multiplier.
Dial Up – Temporarily increases the frequency of notes that appear in the note highway, therefore giving you a chance to increase your score.
Score Chaser – Maximum score multiplier is temporarily doubled.
Safety Net – Holds your multiplier and score streak at its current value.
Invincibility – Temporarily hits all notes, and missing notes do not register.

Capcom Details San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Activities

Capcom will be at San Diego Comic-Con this week (Booth #215, Hall A) with plenty of activities in store for fans including signing sessions, panels with special surprises, playable demos of Capcom’s upcoming games lineup, plus cool collectible merchandise available at the Capcom Store. Playable publicly for the first time at SDCC 2015 will be Resident Evil 0, a newly remastered version of the series’ origin story, and Mega Man Legacy Collection, featuring the 8-bit history of the iconic Blue Bomber. A playable demo of Street Fighter V, the newest entry in the legendary fighting game franchise, will also be available with a roster that features all of the currently announced characters, including the most recently revealed Cammy and Birdie. Other exciting Street Fighter V activities will take place on the tournament stage in the Capcom booth throughout the event.

In addition to these three upcoming titles, fans will also be able to check out some of the most recently released Capcom games like the episodic thriller Resident Evil Revelations 2, hit stylish action game Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition and critically acclaimed action RPG Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate.

It wouldn’t be Comic-Con without panels! Two panels are planned for the event, where fans can expect some special surprises. Signing sessions for Street Fighter V with franchise executive producer Yoshinori Ono as well as other special guests will be hosted at the booth at various times throughout the show.

Please see below for additional information and full details can be found on the official Capcom-Unity blog at

· Street Fighter V
Thursday, July 9 from 11:45AM - 12:45PM in Room 6BCF
Capcom's Street Fighter experts will share the latest news on Street Fighter V, which will include a special guest appearance from Yoshinori Ono (Executive Producer, Street Fighter franchise). Learn how you can earn big money and everlasting fame by competing in the Capcom Pro Tour culminating in the Capcom Cup Finals later this year. Plus, get a first look at all the must-have Street Fighter licensed goods in store for the rest of the year.

· World of Capcom
Thursday, July 9 from 5:00PM - 6:00PM in Room 7AB
The Capcom team will share the latest updates on all the new and upcoming Capcom games including Street Fighter V, Resident Evil 0 and more, plus sneak peeks at all the latest Capcom merchandise and licensing products coming your way soon. There will also be some exclusive first-looks and reveals just for SDCC.

Mighty No. 9 getting live-action, feature-length film

Burbank, CA – July 7, 2015 – Legendary Digital Media, Contradiction Films, and video game developer comcept Inc. announced today that they will develop a live action feature-length project for digital platforms based on the new video game MIGHTY NO. 9, created and designed by video game legend Keiji Inafune and published by Deep Silver. This announcement comes on the heels of Deep Silver’s and comcept’s award-winning performance at E3 and in anticipation of Deep Silver’s release of the new MIGHTY NO. 9 video game in the Americas on September 15, 2015, and worldwide on September 18, 2015.

MIGHTY NO. 9 is the second video game created by Inafune that Legendary Digital and Contradiction will adapt into a feature-length project. Legendary Digital Media previously distributed and Contradiction produced Dead Rising: Watchtower, based on the worldwide hit video game franchise Dead Rising, also created by Inafune, for Crackle’s online streaming service. The immediate success of Dead Rising: Watchtower led Crackle to order a sequel film from Legendary Digital with Contradiction producing.

“Legendary Digital and Contradiction have carved out a unique niche for ourselves, developing video game IP into successful feature-length and series content for digital platforms the world over,” said Greg Siegel, Legendary Digital Media’s Senior Vice President, Development and Production. “We are honored to have another opportunity to translate Inafune’s immersive worlds, engaging characters and action-packed gameplay into a live action project for video game fans and fans of streaming video alike.”

“We are thrilled to be working with the great Inafune-san on MIGHTY NO. 9 and feel so fortunate that the Legendary Digital team shares a common vision for the live action adaptation of this very special video game,” said Tomas Harlan, partner at Contradiction.
"The announcement that Legendary Digital is collaborating with Contradiction and comcept on creating a live action project based on MIGHTY NO. 9 is really amazing, not only for myself and the rest of the team at comcept who worked on the game, but also for all the fans who have supported the project," said Keiji Inafune, comcept’s CEO. "This collaboration will give our creation the ability to reach people all over the world. Thanks to all of your support, we have fulfilled another one of our dreams,” Inafune added.

MIGHTY NO. 9 follows the adventures of an android named Beck, unit “NO. 9” in a team of ten combat robots named “Mighty Numbers.” When a computer virus strikes, attacking his fellow robots as well as machines around the world, Beck is the only one in his line of androids not to be infected. With the help of his best friend Call, Beck must find the villain responsible for the virus while fighting off his fellow robots who have gone rogue along the way.

Inafune has been a major player in the video game world since his start in 1987. He began designing games at Capcom, where he was part of the team that created the hugely successful game Mega Man which has since sold over 30 million copies globally, not including its over ten iterations and six different spinoff franchises. Inafune’s next major success came with Dead Rising in 2006. The zombie-slaying game and its sequels have sold over 10.3 million copies worldwide.

In 2010, Inafune announced that he was leaving Capcom and later that year launched his own company, comcept Inc. He announced in 2013 that his new game, MIGHTY NO. 9, would be funded by Kickstarter. Funded entirely by fans, Inafune’s wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for MIGHTY NO. 9 raised over $4 million, eclipsing its goal by 465% and making it one of the most successful video game campaigns in Kickstarter history.

Legendary Digital and Contradiction Films’ Tomas Harlan and Tim Carter will develop and produce the live action feature-length film based on MIGHTY NO. 9 for digital platforms. Contradiction is responsible for bringing both the MIGHTY NO. 9 and Dead Rising video games to Legendary Digital’s development team as well as producing the hit digital series Mortal Kombat: Legacy for Warner Brothers .

PR - Skylanders Superchargers Debuts Dark Edition and Eon's Elite Collection at Comic-Con

London, UK, 7th July 2015 - Activision will today reveal the new Skylanders® SuperChargers Dark Edition at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 where attendees will be among the first consumers in the world to play the game with dark versions of the Starter Pack characters, including Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and his Dark Barrel Blaster land vehicle; Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and his Dark Clown Cruiser sky vehicle; and Skylanders fan-favourite Stealth Elf in a new Dark version.

Dark Super Shot Stealth Elf and Dark Sea Shadow will be available exclusively in the Dark Edition Starter Packs for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation ® 3, and PlayStation® 4. The Wii U™ Dark Edition Starter Pack will include Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Dark Barrel Blaster, exclusively. A different, unique adventure including Dark Hammer Slam Bowser and Dark Clown Cruiser will be made available on Nintendo’s Wii™ system. The Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition Starter Packs will be available exclusively at GAME in the UK.

Skylanders Comic-Con offerings also include a first-look at the highly collectible figures from the all-new Eon’s Elite lineup, as well as the popular franchise-inspired comic book series, Mad Libs and costumes.

Eon’s Elite is a premium toy line offering fans the ultimate versions of some of the most iconic heroes from the game that started it all, Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure®. Each hero is powered up to three times the normal level and updated with premium decorations, new poses and unique sculpts that represent how they appear in their fully upgraded form. The figures are presented in premium packaging featuring a display case with a 3-D lenticular background, making them truly collectible items. This year’s fan-favourite roster includes Voodood, Zook, Slam Bam, Ghost Roaster, Boomer and Dino-Rang.

LEGO Dimensions San Diego Comic-Con Hands-on Videogame Event

What: LEGO Dimensions San Diego Comic-Con Hands-on Videogame Event

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be showcasing LEGO Dimensions at the Hard Rock Hotel from Thursday through Sunday with hands-on gameplay demos, including a first-look at Doctor Who gameplay content, special events, photo ops and poster giveaways (while supplies last).

Hands-On Gameplay – Fans can experience the merging of physical LEGO brick building and interactive console gameplay along with a mash-up of fan favorite characters and worlds in LEGO form by playing LEGO Dimensions.

First consumer playable experience with LEGO Dimensions
First Look at Doctor Who Gameplay
LEGO Dimensions Giveaways – All attendees will receive a LEGO Dimensions poster. Those who play the demo will receive a Limited Edition LEGO Dimensions art print.
Cool Photo Ops

Special Events– Special events will take place during the game showcase, including autograph signings with Bob Gale, Co-Writer of Back to the Future, and Nathan Sawaya, the award-winning Brick Artist and voice actors from the game.
Thursday, July 9th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Bob Gale, Co-Writer, Back to the Future
Friday, July 10th, 4 – 5 pm: Autograph signing with Nathan Sawaya, The Brick Artist
Saturday, July 11th, 3 – 7pm: Scooby Doo Photo Op
Saturday, July 11th, 4 – 5pm: Autograph signing with LEGO Dimensions voice actors, including Troy Baker (voice of Batman), Laura Bailey (voice of Wonder Woman) and Travis Willingham (voice of Superman and Lex Luthor)
Sunday, July 12th, 10 – 2 pm: Scooby Doo Photo Op
Pre-Order Gift With Purchase – Any attendee who pre-orders a LEGO Dimensions product from the GameStop kiosk at our event will receive an exclusive LEGO Dimensions t-shirt.

Who: Families, Fans, Gamers and Kids of All Ages
When: Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11, 2015
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunday, July 12, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
Legends Ballrooms 1 & 2
207 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
**No Badge Required**

This week's European downloads - July 9 (Never Alone, Epic Indie Sale and more)

Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) (E-line Media) - €14.99/£12.99

Experience the epic journey of Nuna and fox as they search for the source of an eternal blizzard that threatens the survival of everything they have ever known. Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, drawn from a traditional story that has been shared across the generations. Guide both characters in a single-player mode or play cooperatively with a friend as you trek through frozen tundra, leap across treacherous ice floes, swim through underwater caverns and face enemies both strange and familiar. On over 75 "Best of 2014" lists, and winner of "Best Debut Game" at the 2015 BAFTA Games Awards, nearly 40 Alaska Native elders, storytellers and community members contributed to the making of the game. Collect 20+ Wii U-exclusive Cultural Artefacts that feature beautiful hi-res images and compelling background information drawn from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution.

Funk of Titans (EnjoyUp Games) - €8.99/£8.09
Funk of Titans is a thrilling and addictive game, simple and fun to play but hard to master. You will control Perseus, the son of Zeus and protector of the legendary holy music: the Funk. Run across the ancient Greek mythology, collect funk vinyls, beat enemies, wear epic costumes, ride the legendary Pegasus and smash rap, pop and rock of the evil Musical Titans in fierce dance battles.

Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon (Capcom, GBA VC) - €6.99/£6.29
Lan and his computer counterpart Mega Man face double trouble from an asteroid hurtling towards Earth, and a mysterious NetNavi threatening the network. Meanwhile the pair must prove their skills in a new NetBattle tournament. Part role-playing game, part battle simulation, Mega Man Battle Network 4 comes in two versions: Blue Moon and Red Sun. Each include separate storylines, enemies, Battle Chips and upgrades to discover. Collect Battle Chips to select your strategies, and activate the new Soul Unison system to gain special abilities.

Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun (Capcom, GBA VC) - €6.99/£6.29
Lan and his computer counterpart Mega Man face double trouble from an asteroid hurtling towards Earth, and a mysterious NetNavi threatening the network. Meanwhile the pair must prove their skills in a new NetBattle tournament. Part role-playing game, part battle simulation, Mega Man Battle Network 4 comes in two versions: Blue Moon and Red Sun. Each include separate storylines, enemies, Battle Chips and upgrades to discover. Collect Battle Chips to select your strategies, and activate the new Soul Unison system to gain special abilities.

Special offers
Spot The Differences: Party! (Sanuk Games) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends July 16, normally €5.00/£4.49)
Bombing Bastards (Sanuk Games) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends July 16, normally €6.99/£5.99)

Special Offers - Epic Indie Sale
14 Wii U titles presented by 7 studios from 6 countries are on sale on Nintendo eShop in the Epic Indie Sale. If you own one or more of following titles on your Wii U, you can download the others at a discounted rate. This offer ends on July 23.

BIT.TRIP Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (Gaijin Games) - €4.79/£3.99 (Normally €11.99/£9.99)
EDGE (Two Tribes Publishing) - €0.79/£0.71 (Normally €1.99/£1.79)
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams (Black Forest Games) - €5.99/£5.19 (Normally €14.99/£12.99)
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Drinkbox Studios) - €5.59/£4.79 (Normally €13.99/£11.99)
Mighty Switch Force! 2 (WayForward) - €2.00/£2.00 (Normally €5.00/£5.00)
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward) - €3.99/£3.59 (Normally €9.99/£8.99)
RUSH (Two Tribes Publishing) - €0.79/£0.71 (Normally €1.99/£1.79)
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse (WayForward) - €6.79/£6.39 (Normally €16.99/£15.99)
Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party (KnapNok Games) - €3.59/£3.20 (Normally €8.99/£8.00)
Swords & Soldiers (Two Tribes Publishing) - €1.19/£0.99 (Normally €2.99/£2.69)
Toki Tori (Two Tribes Publishing) - €0.79/£0.69 (Normally €1.99/£1.79)
Toki Tori 2 + (Two Tribes Publishing) - €5.99/£5.19 (Normally €14.99/£12.99)
Trine 2: Director's Cut (Frozenbyte) - €6.79/£5.39 (Normally €16.99/£13.99)
Trine Enchanted Edition (Frozenbyte) - €5.19/£4.39 (Normally €12.99/£10.99)

Nintendo eShop (3DS)

BIKE RIDER DX2: GALAXY (Spicysoft) - €2.99/£2.69

BIKE RIDER DX2: GALAXY takes you on a crazy ride to space, travelling 12 different planets based on the zodiac signs in the GALAXY TOUR. A set of power-up items will grant you special abilities, like turning your little rider into a funky frog or letting you freely fly around the stage, while each course is full of dangerous gimmicks such as lasers, spiked blocks or giant whirlwinds. Furthermore, the GRAND PRIX mode lets you challenge players all over the world in an endless random parcour featuring all gimmicks in the whole game. If that's not enough, SPECIAL STAGE will shoot you to the moon!

BIKE RIDER DX2: GALAXY: Append Stage [Moon] (Spicysoft, Add-on Content) - Free
BIKE RIDER DX2: GALAXY: Append Stage [Ex] (Spicysoft, Add-on Content) - €0.99/£0.89
BIKE RIDER DX2: GALAXY: Append Stage [Tatsujin] (Spicysoft, Add-on Content) - €0.99/£0.89

Special offers

Talking Phrasebook - 7 Languages (Sanuk Games) - €2.99/£2.69 (Ends July 16, normally €4.99/£4.49)
Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends July 23, normally €7.99/£7.19)

Aksys PR - The Secret is Out... Zero Escape Volume 3 Confirmed (coming to 3DS)

Many government organizations have dismissed our urgent warnings regarding the upcoming game event called Zero Time Dilemma. Recent intelligence has escalated our plans and we have come to the decision to contact gamers about the dangers directly. Our ultimate goal has always been to protect the public from the horrific consequences we have foreseen, but it appears our mission to prevent it from occurring may have failed. It is imperative that you make every effort to prepare yourselves for the oncoming deadly game, so that you may survive the coming apocalypse.

An antidote for the game is predicted to be created, but much further down this timeline, and as such there is no defense from its effects. It will be most easily identifiable on Nintendo 3DS™ and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, though it is transmittable through the air so the spread may increase even more rapidly through the PlayStation®Store and Nintendo eShop.

Do not be tempted by familiar faces, fully voiced cinematics, multiple endings, or voices in both Japanese and English, as those are signs that the apocalypse is nigh. We suggest that you put extensive effort into improving your puzzle solving skills, as they will be vital to your survival.

We at Crash Keys beg for your assistance in notifying everyone you can so that no one is left in the dark about this dangerous game. The world will end up in a tumultuous uproar, and ultimate consequences will be unavoidable unless word gets out. Use all the time available to you before the summer of next year to contact your loved ones and prepare; our intelligence hasn’t been able to focus in on an exact date at this time. Do not fear – we are here to protect you and prepare you to our utmost ability so that you may survive. You will survive. We will use all channels available to contact you with updates as soon as we uncover them. You must be ready.

Co-op Teleporting Platformer ROVING ROGUE Now Available on Wii U

What comes after The End?

That's the question that has dogged humankind's greatest thinkers for millennia. Where do we go? What happens? Who will be there?

In this case, at least, I can tell you. The answers are: "a crumbling castle," "you run and teleport," and "steadfast knights, goblin archers, obsessed ghosts, demented wizards, and other dangerous foes."

In Roving Rogue, the multiplayer platforming adventure making its debut on Wii U on July 2nd, the end is the beginning. The game starts after our hero—rougish adventurer Kurt— defeats the final boss. Which usually spells victory and spoils and Princesses for the victor. Except that Kurt has forgotten why he's in this castle in the first place...

With a little help from your friends, you will navigate Kurt through 42 levels barring your way OUT of the castle. You'll stick your enemies with the pointy end of your trusty swords. You'll teleport through obstacles with your short-range teleportation ability while fending off fireballs and lava and evil magic. Along the way, you'll regain your memories that reveal why you were there in the first place. And you may not like what you remember....

Roving Rogue Game Features

Local co-op multiplayer (up to 4 players) will test your abilities to work as a team
42 frantic levels packed with enemies and obstacles to test your cooperative (or uncooperative) skills
An intricate story told backwards, full of twists and turns
A pixelated homage to your all-time favourite Golden Age classics
Simple yet deep mechanics and interaction
Fast-paced, flexible teleportation
Retails for USD $7.99

Live a new Smurfing quest with The Smurfs' latest videogame

Today, Ubisoft® announced that The Smurfs will be available this week on Nintendo 3DS across all EMEA territories (Europe, Middle East and Asia).

Developed by Magic Pockets, The Smurfs for Nintendo 3DS will take players to the colourful comic book world of their favourite characters. In this great new adventure, players will need to help the Smurfs rebuild their village while finding out what could have possibly caused its destruction. To complete their quest, they will have to play through a variety of 12 mini-games, collecting resources and avoiding Gargamel’s traps.

In this brand new Smurfs game, players will be able to build the greatest village for Papa Smurf, Smurfette and all their friends. Through multiple environments, from Gargamel’s lab to the deep forest surrounding the village, players will collect wood, rocks and bricks to help them in their quest. Customisation will be possible for both the Smurf houses as well as the whole village by sawing logs, nailing planks and stacking bricks.

All the mini-games are tailored for Nintendo 3DSTM, taking full advantage of its features: players will play hide and seek with the Nintendo 3DSTM stylus, pilot a plane through the woodlands, organise music contests or create their very own recipes by tilting the Nintendo 3DSTM to mix ingredients and blow in the microphone to cool their preparations.

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