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Yooka-Laylee being added to Brawlout

Introducing Yooka-Laylee, from the popular 3D platformer by Playtonic Games. The buddy-duo, Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the red nose) join the brawl complete with the moveset learned in their epic adventures! Lizard Leap your foes into the air, bring them crashing back down to earth with a Buddy Slam and send them soaring with a Sonar 'Splosion! Yooka can even slurp up an incoming projectile to use it as his own!

Fortnite's first birthday celebration

Happy Birthday Fortnite Fans!

Starting July 24th, we’ll be celebrating #Fortnite1st with a limited time in-game event! You can earn special birthday cosmetics by completing birthday challenges and quests in-game. From the birthday Battle Bus to the sploder husks carrying a tasty surprise, we can’t wait to party with you! The in-game celebration lasts until August 7!

Each challenge you complete will unlock a slice of the birthday cosmetic set. Share your squad’s best birthday cake dance party with #Fortnite1st on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Deal 1,000 damage to opponents to unlock the Fortnite Birthday! Emoticon
Dance at different birthday cakes to unlock the Happy Birthday! Spray
Play 14 matches to unlock 5,000 XP.
Complete all 3 challenges to earn the Birthday Cake Back Bling
Complete the Fortnite Birthday questline in Save the World and earn the Birthday Brigade Ramirez Hero! Earn tickets to spend on Birthday Llamas which can contain Heroes and weapons from every event this year (not including quest rewards).

Jump in-game and join the celebration on July 24. Happy 1 year everyone!

-The Fortnite Team

Go behind-the-scenes as Lunar Great Wall Studios reveals a first look at gameplay for ANOTHER SIGHT

Milan, Italy – July 20th, 2018 — Pioneering Italian games developer, Lunar Great Wall Studios (www.lgwstudios.com) is delighted to share the latest behind-the-scenes video from ANOTHER SIGHT which is due to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch later this year, showing gameplay for the first time.

Exploring the themes behind the game and highlighting the influences that have brought the game to life, this latest video features commentary from CEO and Founder of Lunar Great Wall Studios – Marco Ponte as well as Creative Director for the game Andrea Basilio. Featuring a first look at gameplay, characters and setting for ANOTHER SIGHT, this latest behind-the-scenes video is a real eye-opener for fans.

Created with heart, culture and character, ANOTHER SIGHT is the story of Kit and Hodge. Whilst exploring the London Underground during its construction in 1899, Kit, a bold teenager is caught in a tunnel collapse. When Kit wakes up, her sight is gone, and she’s left helpless in the dark world below London. Hodge, a mysterious cat finds Kit, and becomes her companion on a journey through a surreal fantasy adventure, influenced by Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere.

Together, Kit and Hodge will help each other explore the unknown as Hodge becomes Kits eyes, presenting a beautiful and unique world as they tackle environments and solve intriguing puzzles. As their bond grows, the pair will uncover a hidden society of the world’s greatest inventors and artistic minds such as Claude Monet, Nikola Tesla and other long-past cultural icons.

Another Sight Gameplay Features:

EMOTIVE DRIVEN – A story about a girl and her cat companion on a journey beyond sight and the real. A tale of warmth and intrigue is woven throughout the adventure, touching on trust, companionship and losing what we take for granted. Innovative gameplay and a story of heart is galvanized by a soundscape given life to by a symphonic orchestra to accent memorable moments between Kit, Hodge and the journey they’re on.

MASTERS OF THE PAST - Throughout the journey, Kit and Hodge will meet virtuoso artists such as Claude Monet and other cultural historical figures from the past, learning more about the world and dangers it presents. Each encounter visually impacts the world, taking on aesthetics of each creative movement from the famous characters Kit and Hodge meet.

STORY WOVEN GAMEPLAY – Use the unique abilities of each character to help Kit and Hodge traverse the world and overcome environmental challenges. Kit and Hodge can split up to investigate different areas of the locale that the other may not be able to reach, with both Kit and Hodge perceiving the world in very different ways, opening up different possibilities for overcoming their adventure.

ANOTHER SIGHT launches in 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Founded in 2016 by CEO Marco Ponte, Lunar Great Wall Studios aims to combine expertise, creative talent and technology to create truly innovative, emotive games.

Lillie Shines on Pokémon TV

When Ash Ketchum arrived in the Alola region on Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon, he met several new friends including Lillie. Lillie, of course, is the featured subject of our latest Trainer Spotlight article, and now fans have a chance to catch up on her escapades alongside Ash and the other students of Melemele Island's Pokémon School on Pokémon TV. Check out some of her most exciting moments, and watch her grow from a skittish girl who can't bring herself to touch a Pokémon into a young lady who's brave enough to take on an Ultra Beast.

Click here to watch the Trainer Spotlight: Lillie channel on Pokémon TV for a limited time! Remember that you can watch Pokémon TV here on Pokemon.com or on the Pokémon TV mobile app.

Moleskine and Nintendo join forces to bring the 8-bit world of Super Mario to life on paper (official PR)

Mario has delighted generations of fans for decades by embodying the spirit of a true hero who never gives up. Moleskine celebrates this iconic character with a new Limited Edition series of notebooks. The vibrant and colorful world of Super Mario has also been captured on paper in a whimsical video using hand-crafted drawings and stop-motion animation where pixels transform into a Mario made up of Moleskine notebooks. It’s a newstalgic mixture of contemporary technology and timeless paper.

It is somewhat fitting that Moleskine and Mario’s paths have crossed. Notebooks are where ideas are born, and Mario was born of an idea. Classic and simple story telling gave birth to one of the most successful and beloved characters in the history of video games. Mario continues to be one of the most popular characters despite the plethora of characters who have been introduced since he first came on the scene.

The collection is a nod to the original Super Mario Bros.™ video game. Two pocket-sized notebooks reproduce the physical elements of the game: the cartridge which showcases a replica of the original label and the nostalgic and instantly recognizable Game Boy™ with its simple and easy to use buttons and original imagery. The two larger notebooks capture the screens of the early gameplay: one with a sky-blue background and the other with a black background featuring controller details (the highlighted buttons are those that make Mario jump).

With lined pages, a ribbon bookmark and the signature silhouette with rounded corners, the Super Mario Limited Edition notebooks serve as gifts to others and to oneself, to fill with stories and ideas, inspired notions and silly thoughts, for Mario aficionados the world over.

Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV Now Available

SAN DIEGO - July 20, 2018 - Scarlet Moon Records is thrilled to make available Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV, the first album in their new live classical guitar series featuring performances by guitarist William Carlos Reyes (of The OneUps). Inspired by Square Enix's own Piano Collections series, Guitar Collections arranges and performs Nobuo Uematsu's iconic themes from FINAL FANTASY IV to celebrate the game's 27th anniversary. The album is licensed and available now:

Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV on Bandcamp
Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV on iTunes
Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV on Spotify

"FINAL FANTASY, and particularly FINAL FANTASY IV, has always been special to me," explains Scarlet Moon Records producer Jayson Napolitano. "I wanted to celebrate the franchise in the same way Square Enix does with their Piano Collections series, and the performances from William Carlos Reyes exceeded expectations. The arrangements capture all the magic of Nobuo Uematsu's original compositions while adding new emotional depth that I think every fan will appreciate. Let's make Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY a series, as I personally can't wait to hear FINAL FANTASY V and VI done up in the same fashion!"

The tender "Theme of Love," the warm and soothing "Welcome to Our Town!," and the anxiety-inducing final dungeon theme, "Within the Giant," are featured alongside an original composition by Reyes inspired by FINAL FANTASY IV titled "The Crystals." The full track list is as follows:

01. Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV
02. Theme of Love
03. Welcome to Our Town!
04. Fight 2
05. Rydia
06. Melody of Lute
07. Golbeza Clad in the Dark
08. Troian Beauty
09. Illusionary World
10. Another Moon
11. Within the Giant
12. The Crystals (Original)

The above launch trailer features performance footage of five key themes from the album, and those who purchase the album on iTunes or Bandcamp will also receive a 14-page digital booklet including liner notes, an interview with arranger/performer William Carlos Reyes, and recording notes.

For more information about the Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY series, visit the official website: http://www.scarletmoonproductions.com/guitar/

Ahoy Mateys! Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion launches today

Friday, July 20, 2018 — LONDON – Outright Games today announced that much-anticipated open world adventure game, Adventure Time: Pirates of Enchiridion, is available now on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One™ and PC. Based on Cartoon Network’s award-winning TV series, Adventure Time, the game is rated PEGI 7 and is available at retail locations and first-party digital stores. Get a sneak peek with the new launch trailer here.

The latest side-splitting adventure will have gamers setting sail as they play as Finn, Jake, BMO and Marceline to explore fan-favorite kingdoms and meet the beloved characters from Cartoon Network’s popular TV animation series, Adventure Time.

The game starts with a flooded Land of Ooo, in which familiar kingdoms are cut off from each other by rising waters. In their newly constructed boat, named Jeff, Finn and Jake set sail to investigate what the junk went down.

During their adventures, Finn and Jake will recruit friends to join their crew, jump into swashbuckling fights, interrogate characters for clues, and traverse the new and dangerous sea to locations across Ooo.

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion Gameplay Features Include:

Freely explore the Land of Ooo
3D visuals that match the art-style of the show
Playable fan-favorite characters: Finn, Jake, BMO, and Marceline
An original Adventure Time story, voiced by the series' voice cast.
Tactical combat
Hero progression
Pirates – "Shiver me timbers!"

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion will is available today, July 20th, on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One™ and PC

Vertical Strike Endless Challenge Out Now on Switch

A flight-based action game designed to be easy to pick up and enjoy right away, and playable over short timeframes. Take advantage of the myriad weapon combinations at your disposal and achieve dangerously high levels of manoeuvrability by disabling your Alpha Limiter to spear your way through waves of enemy attacks.
There are two game modes: "Arcade Mode: Anti-Air" and "Arcade Mode: Anti-Ship". Select your weapons carefully to secure your path to victory!

Two Thrilling Arcade Modes
Arcade Mode: Anti-Air
Shoot down enemy fighters in this airborne battle mode.
Do whatever it takes to dominate the skies!

Arcade Mode: Anti-Ship
Send enemy ships to the bottom of the ocean.
Evade heavy cannon fire and swoop in to attack!

Cutting-edge manoeuvrability
Featuring a perfect harmony of poststall supermanoeuvrability and good old video game action.
Test your skills and attempt advanced manoeuvres such as Pugachev's Cobra and the Kulbit using only thrust and pitch controls.
Combine thrust vectoring with the AoA Alpha Limiter to experience airborne combat manoeuvring like never before.
Harness the power of next-generation combat manoeuvring to take even the most formidable enemy right out of the skies!

Massive line-up of powerful artillery
Equip your jet with everything from missiles and unguided bombs to 20mm cannon gun pods and 37mm anti-tank guns.
Take out oncoming enemy missiles with a barrage of bullets from your 20mm cannons, use your 37mm anti-tank guns to turn both enemy tanks and ships into a coarse, grey mist, or employ whatever battle strategy works best for you.
Freely combine a vast array of weapons and take to the skies like a boss!!

Features:

Easy to use controls, your plane can handle the way you desire, helping you to take the challenge head on.
Extensive Artillery – Customize your plane and take on the challenges in the form that works best for you.
Two arcade modes to challenge you.
Detailed weapon information to garner a full understanding of its abilities and specs.
Intense waves of enemies which increasingly get harder.
Easy to pick up and play for 5 minutes or 5 hours.
Post screenshots of your high scores to social media and compete with players around the world.

Information:

Title: Vertical Strike Endless Challenge
Genre: Flight, Action
Release: July 18, 2018
Price: $4.99
Languages: English, Japanese
Publisher: PLAYISM
Developer: Project ICKX

Slain: Back From Hell physical version is out now for Nintendo Switch

Brutal hack-and-slash cult hit now comes in a box, courtesy of Merge Games. Collectible Signature Edition also available

20 July, 2018 – Digerati is delighted to share the news that, thanks to a partnership with publisher Merge Games, a physical version of Slain: Back From Hell, the brutal, forged-from-heavy-metal hack-and-slash adventure, is now available for Nintendo Switch.

The boxed version released today, 20 July, in Europe priced €29.99 and £24.99. The North American launch is set for 7 August, priced $29.99.

In addition to the regular boxed version, a collectible Signature Edition of Slain: Back From Hell is also available for Nintendo Switch. The Slain: Back From Hell Signature Edition includes:

 

  • Region Free Nintendo Switch Slain: Back from Hell Game
  • The Official Slain: Back from Hell Soundtrack CD
  • Exclusive Slain: Back from Hell Guitar Pick
  • Slain: Back from Hell Artbook
  • An Outer Box with Developer's Signature

Slain: Back From Hell Signature Edition for Nintendo Switch is available from Signature Edition Games.


SkyBox Labs Brings Bedrock Version of Minecraft to Nintendo Switch


VANCOUVER, BC, 20 July 2018 - Vancouver game development studio, SkyBox Labs’ latest project, the Bedrock version of Minecraft for Nintendo Switch, is now available. The team at SkyBox Labs has spent the better part of the last year working on Minecraft projects including work on the Better Together Update, and most recently bringing the Bedrock version to Nintendo Switch. With the Bedrock version, Minecraft players on Nintendo Switch are now able to connect with friends on non-Nintendo platforms including Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, Android, and iOS.

A longtime development partner, SkyBox Labs’ partnership with Microsoft remains stronger than ever as they continue to work on both the Minecraft and Halo universes. “SkyBox Labs has been an excellent partner in developing the Bedrock version of Minecraft for Nintendo Switch. Their expertise in Nintendo Switch development was instrumental to bringing our players a seamless cross-play experience," said Travis Howland, Minecraft Director, Microsoft Studios. “We couldn’t have asked for a greater partner in Microsoft Studios. It’s an honour to develop such an iconic and beloved game, and to be part of this dedicated and creative community,” expressed Shyang Kong, Co-founder, SkyBox Labs. "We are seeing more and more games support cross-play between consoles. It's a great thing for players and for the industry, and we're happy to bring this feature to Minecraft players on Nintendo Switch," added Derek MacNeil, Co-founder, SkyBox Labs.

One of BC’s fastest growing game studios, SkyBox Labs had the largest growth among all BC game studios in 2017, almost doubling in size year over year to over 100 team members. The team’s rate of growth has continued into 2018, and the studio is actively hiring engineers, designers, artists, and other studio roles.