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Join the resistance in The Alliance Alive on March 27, 2018

IRVINE, Calif. -- Dec. 13, 2017 -- One thousand years ago, Humanity was subjugated by Daemons, but on March 27, 2018, you will have the chance to save the world and resist the Hierarchy in The Alliance Alive!

In the mean time, prepare yourself by learning more about the world of The Alliance Alive in our newly launched website. The updated website features the following:

Get an introduction into the story of The Alliance Alive
Meet the diverse characters from both the Human and Daemon race
Get educated on the battle system and the assortment of weapons
Explore the five different realms in the game
See the variety of unique vehicles including the Ornithopter and the Brionac
Visit atlus.com/alliancealive for more details

Watch the Daemonic Character Trailer
We've already introduced some of the human characters in our previous trailer, but let's talk about some of the more colorful members of the group. And by colorful, we mean Daemonic. Yes, you read that correctly; there are good Daemons that want to join the fight to help free Humanity!

First up, we have the mighty, no-nonsense, Beastfolk Barbarosa. Although he was once used as an instrument of war by the Daemons to enslave humanity, he is now a key member of the Night Ravens resistance group. His skills with an axe and loyalty to his friends are valuable assets in the battles to come. Up next, we have the dynamic duo of Vivian and Ignace. Vivian is a fox-like Daemon from another world who wishes to learn more about the curious creatures known as humans. She's a compassionate being that harbors no ill-will towards other species, but don't let her bubbly and friendly disposition fool you. Vivian is an extremely powerful sorceress who won't hesitate to use her powers for good. Finally, we have Vivian's servant, Ignace. Even though he's extremely pompous towards non-Daemons and clashes with some members of the party, his loyalty to Vivian is unwavering. Plus, he's pretty good in a scrap, so never count him out!

From The Legend of Legacy developer FURYU Corporation and launching March 27, 2018 The Alliance Alive can be pre-ordered now for $39.99. The game will come out physically and digitally in the Americas.

Natsume's holiday 2017 lineup offers great last-minute gifts for every gamer in your life

Burlingame, Calif., December 13, 2017 – Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, today shares great last minute gift ideas in their 2017 holiday video game lineup now available at digitally and at retail.

This year, Natsume celebrated Harvest Moon's 20th Anniversary by releasing an all new Harvest Moon title, Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, for Steam. This is the first time the franchise has been available on PC. The game can be downloaded digitally on Steam. The eBay and Amazon Store also have a selection of game-related merchandise including original plush, mini figurines, custom t-shirts, collector's editions, and more.

For more information on each of the games from Natsume's 2017 holiday lineup, see the descriptions below.

Harvest Moon: Light of Hope ($29.99 on Steam)

Looking for a fresh start and some new surroundings, you set off on a voyage to begin your new life! Unfortunately, the weather has different plans, as your ship is hit by a monsoon, and goes down! You drift into a small harbor town, now in shambles from the storm, where a young doctor named Jeanne saves your life. The town has essentially been deserted, but you're never one to back down from a challenge! It will be up to you to help rebuild the town and save the lighthouse...but it won't be easy! Nevertheless, with some hard work growing crops, tending livestock, and gathering materials for repairs, you will be able to make new friends, start a family, revive the lighthouse, and save the town, your new home! The game is available for an MSRP of $29.99.

View the Steam page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/585900/Harvest_Moon_Light_of_Hope/

River City: Rival Showdown ($29.99 on Nintendo 3DS with Limited Edition Keychain)

One night, Kunio is attacked by two mysterious individuals. On top of that, Riki's girlfriend has disappeared, and it's up to Kunio to find out the truth! Kunio has just 3 days to unravel the mystery, and he'll need your help to take down all who stand in his way! Take on some familiar faces from the River City games and meet new ones in this fast-paced beat-'em-up RPG.

River City: Rival Showdown is available for Nintendo 3DS for an MSRP of $29.99

A limited edition Riki keychain gift with purchase is included with retail versions: https://www.amazon.com/River-City-Showdown-Limited-Keychain-Nintendo/dp/B076B8Q6CH

Wild Guns Reloaded ($19.99 on Steam)

Wild Guns Reloaded is a fast-paced arcade-style shooter, mixing the Wild West with steampunk. Play as Clint, Annie, Doris, or Bullet the dog with his sentry drone. Grab some friends and play together for some four-player action! Each character can jump, dive, and roll to get out of the way of the barrage of bullets enemies let fly – or shoot them down with their own gun!

Wild Guns Reloaded is now available for an MSRP of $19.99 on Steam.

View the Steam page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/585910/Wild_Guns_Reloaded/

River City: Knights of Justice ($14.99 on Nintendo 3DS)

The magical land of Riverandia is in a state of turmoil! Several years have passed since the rainbow-colored Crystal Tower was suddenly enveloped in darkness. With the world plunged into horror and chaos, a legend began to spread amongst the people about a savior who would come to save the world. Then, one day, a lone knight appeared. His name: Alexander Valford. This unique entry to the River City series sees Kunio and his friends and foes transformed into heroes and villains that would be at home in any RPG! Use swords, staves, and even magic to bring peace back to Riverandia!

River City: Knights of Justice is available for Nintendo 3DS for an MSRP of $14.99.

Buy the game digitally here:: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/river-city-knights-of-justice-3ds

More games and goodies are available for purchase through the Natsume Online Store: http://natsume.com/store/index.html

Happy Holidays, Animal Crossing fans!

Did you already download the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game on your mobile device? If not, you can build your own dream campsite and invite adorable animal friends to hang out! You can also visit your friends' campsites, craft your own furniture, and lots more.

Now is the perfect time to join in the fun, as a limited-time holiday event just started. Unlock seasonal outfits and collect in-game candy canes to craft cute holiday-themed items.

To help everyone get into the holiday spirit, we're giving away a Santa hat for your campsite manager. . Be sure to check your in-game mailbox!

By the way, did you know that linking your Nintendo Account to the Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp game can help save your in-game progress? Sign up today and keep your camp safe!

My Nintendo is also offering some fun Nintendo 3DS Animal Crossing rewards this month.

Cute Animal Crossing HOME menu themes:
Animal Crossing - Winter Frolics theme
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Jingle's Toy Day theme
Animal Crossing: Isabelle theme

Want to catch up on other Animal Crossing games? You can redeem your My Nintendo points and get the following discounts to help you get started:

20% discount on Animal Crossing: New Leaf
40% discount on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

You can also redeem your Gold Points to get this full digital guidebook, too!

Online Access - Animal Crossing: New Leaf Prima Official Game Guide

Titan Quest confirmed for Switch

Vienna, AUSTRIA, December 13th 2017: Behold, the PC gods have spoken… Titan Quest is granted to also release on all current-gen console platforms in 2018. Apart from the online- and offline-release of the Standard Edition of the game, a mighty Collector’s Edition has been melted in Hades’ hellfire, hammered and forged on Hephaestus’ anvil, infused with Mars' wrath, and charged with Zeus' lightning.

Titan Quest for consoles will launch for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on March 20th 2018. The version for Nintendo Switch™ is in development and will be released (insert drumroll) when it is done.

About Titan Quest Console Edition

From Age of Empires co-creator Brian Sullivan and Braveheart writer Randall Wallace comes an action role playing game set in ancient Greece, Egypt and Asia. The Titans have escaped their eternal prison, wreaking havoc upon the earth. The gods seek a hero who can turn the tide in an epic struggle that will determine the fate of both men and gods. Are you ready for the quest?

Features

Explore the Ancient World - Unlock arcane mysteries as you journey to legendary locations
Conquer Monsters of Legend - Battle mythical beasts in a story-driven campaign that will determine the fate of all existence
Highly Customizable Characters - Build and customize your characters with 28 classes and over 1000 pieces of unique and legendary items to create the ultimate champion
Online Multiplayer Gameplay - Challenge others to experience the story in fast-action, 2-6 player online cooperative gameplay
Console controls & UI – Tailor made UI and controls for a perfect ARPG experience using a gamepad
Remastered graphics – Fully reworked textures for an up to date Titan Quest experience

While the press release does talk about a Collector's Edition, the Switch is only getting the standard edition.

Gorogoa coming to Switch this week

Gorogoa is an elegant evolution of the puzzle genre, told through a beautifully hand-drawn story designed and illustrated by Jason Roberts.

UNIQUELY IMAGINATIVE PUZZLES

The gameplay of Gorogoa is wholly original, comprised of lavishly illustrated panels that players arrange and combine in imaginative ways to solve puzzles. Impeccably simple, yet satisfyingly complex.

GORGEOUSLY HAND-DRAWN GAMEPLAY

Jason Roberts created thousands of meticulously detailed hand-drawn illustrations, encompassing the impressive scope of Gorogoa's personal narrative.

A NEW KIND OF STORYTELLING

Gorogoa isn't just a game - it's a work of art, expressing itself through soulful, charming illustrations and distinguished puzzle mechanics.

Nyko Releases Bubble Case and Swivel Grips for Nintendo Switch



LOS ANGELES - December 12, 2017 - Nyko Technologies, the inventive LA-based video game accessories manufacturer, today announced the launch of Bubble Case and Swivel Grips for Nintendo Switch. These new accessories provide Switch owners with additional protection and comfort at budget-friendly prices. The Bubble Case and Swivel Grips for Nintendo Switch are now available at Amazon and Nyko.com for an MSRP of $14.99 and $9.99 respectively.

Bubble Case is a protective case for the whole Switch console with Joy-Cons attached, thanks to a durable layer of foam and an included glass screen protector. The Bubble Case’s three-piece construction allows users to disconnect their Joy-Cons without having to remove the case - a unique feature among heavy-duty cases. Bubble Case provides 360-degree protection and is a perfect option for the on-the-go Switch gamer.

Swivel Grips attach to each Joy-Con and improves ergonomics for longer and more comfortable gaming session, as well as a clear protective shell for added durability. Each Swivel Grip has two collapsible handles that swivel out into place and provide a traditional controller-like feel in horizontal orientation. The dock compatible design of the Swivel Grips means that the Joy-Con do not interfere with any buttons or ports even while docked.

“We understand that Switch fans enjoy using their consoles in a variety of environments, so we’ve designed our products to ensure the best protection with minimal impact on its portability,” said Chris Arbogast, Nyko's Director of Sales and Marketing. “While Bubble Case and Swivel Grips are two very different products, they both enhance the defining traits of the Switch and are great for gamers who want to preserve the condition of their console.”

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is now available online for digital rent or purchase

Grab your popcorn, and bring your friends! You can now rent or purchase Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! online on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. After an exciting limited theatrical run, you can now watch the movie in the comfort of your own home. The latest Pokémon adventure is a nostalgic trip to the Kanto region that captures Ash Ketchum's first iconic moments as a Pokémon Trainer, including his very first encounter with his partner Pikachu. The movie also features amazing Legendary Pokémon and new scenes in the life of our famous duo.

Look for Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! today for rent or purchase on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon, and start sending out the invitations for your next Pokémon movie night.

PAYDAY 2™ coming to Switch in February 2018

Starbreeze Studios and OVERKILL – A Starbreeze Studio just announced the release dates for the hugely successful cooperative first-person shooter PAYDAY 2 for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

PAYDAY 2 is set to release on February 23rd in Europe and Australia and February 27th in North and South America. This is the first time ever that PAYDAY 2 will be available on a Nintendo console - both digitally and through physical distribution on cartridge by 505 Games.

With more than 5.4 million community members on the main PC digital distribution platform Steam, PAYDAY 2 have had more than 160 paid and free updates since its release in 2013. First launched in 2011, PAYDAY is a cooperative first-person shooter computer and video game franchise with more than 16 million units sold on PC, SteamOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation™ 4 and Xbox One, soon coming to the Nintendo Switch system. PAYDAY 2 VR is now also available in beta for HTC Vive and other headsets on Steam.

Thanks to EyezofNight for the heads up!

The Sacramento Kings Unveil NBA 2K League Team Name: Kings Guard

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the Sacramento Kings organization unveiled Kings Guard Gaming, the identity of its first esports team. Kings Guard will join 16 other teams in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, a joint venture between the NBA and Take-Two Interactive, featuring the best 2K players in the world. Recently, the Kings organization announced the first world-class gaming facility and content studio located in a pro sports venue, Golden 1 Center. The facility was created for the organization’s 2K League gamers and future Kings Gaming team members.

"We are thrilled to be among the first teams to compete in the NBA 2K League," said Vivek Ranadivé. "We have always viewed basketball as a global sport, and esports makes the game more universally accessible. Technology is a powerful tool to reach new fans and broaden our audience, and that's exactly what we believe will happen with our Kings Guard esports team."

The team logo designed by the Kings esports and Creative teams, in collaboration with Rodney Richardson of RARE Design, is rooted in the ferocity of the lion, the nobility of the crown and the strength associated with the color black. A new lion was created to mesh the iconic Kings marks with a fresh, esports appeal. The name, Kings Guard, references the passion of esports players entering a virtual battleground.

In the coming months, Kings Guard will select team members who will begin training for the upcoming 2K League and competitions. The team’s world-class training facility and content studio will provide players with best-in-class tools that the next generation of superstar gamers need to train, compete and win. In the coming months, Kings Guard will launch more details for recreational tournament play in the new facility housed inside of Golden 1 Center, as well as other community initiatives.

Kings Guard can be found online at Twitter.com/KingsGuardGG, Facebook.com/KingsGuardGG and Instagram.com/KingsGuardGG.

The End Has Arrived...But Your Trials Are Just Beginning

SANTA ANA, California, December 12, 2017—Nicalis, Inc. is proud to announce that the post-apocalyptic platform adventure The End Is Nigh is now available for Nintendo Switch. Fans of neo-classic video games can now play one of the world’s finest as either a physical Game Card—complete with free launch edition bonus goodies at retail—or as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop.

In The End Is Nigh, a lone survivor named Ash travels through dangerous terrain in search of a head, a body and a soul. His goal is to construct a friend who can share in the joy of playing the video game cartridges that still remain after all the other players are gone. Ash survives by leaping, hanging from ledges and swimming through toxic waters, smashing through barriers and outsmarting bloodthirsty mutants with perfectly timed jumps and precision maneuvers.

“The End Is Nigh is one of the most challenging video games you’ll ever play,” says Nicalis president Tyrone Rodriguez. “But it’s never frustrating because we let you keep trying, as many times as it takes, until you succeed. And it feels great when you do, because it’s like you perfected a new skill...it actually makes you a better player.”

The End Is Nigh is the newest project from beloved indie game designer Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel. The hardcore game mechanics, dark humor and audio-visual aesthetics represent a natural evolution from his previous games.

Launch editions of the game box include a full-color instruction booklet and a squishy Ash toy made of sticky silicone, with stickers on the outside calling attention to the “Ash-kicking goodies inside.” These bonuses are not exclusive to any retailer and will be included with the entirety of The End Is Nigh’s initial production run.

Developed and published by Nicalis, Inc. for Nintendo Switch, The End Is Nigh is now available as both a physical retail release (in North America) and a digital download from the Nintendo eShop (in both North America and Europe). The game has been rated M by the ESRB.