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THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: HYRULE HISTORIA IS DIAMOND’S #1 BOOK FOR 2014!

zeldaJanuary 16, 2015 – MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics has secured its place in video-game-art history with The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia™, which charted as the number-one best-selling book at Diamond Comic Distributors for 2014*!

In February 2013, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia soared to the top of the Nielsen BookScan charts, making it the number-one book in America. The book also reached number one on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists. Dark Horse announced a record print run, and the number continues to grow as The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia dominates orders in the UK, China, Italy, Spain, and Canada.

This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong™, Mario™, and The Legend of Zelda™, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link™’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creative team of The Legend of Zelda manga—Akira Himekawa!

* Additionally, Dark Horse Comics’ The Sakai Project, which celebrates thirty years of Stan Sakai’s marvelous samurai-rabbit saga Usagi Yojimbo, charted as the sixth-best-selling book of 2014.

 

New Book Series to Detail World of Warcraft’s Mythology!

 

wow book seriesJanuary 8, 2015 — MILWAUKIE, OR – Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce a multi-volume series detailing the history of the Warcraft universe: World of Warcraft: Chronicle.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.

Bungie: Destiny Tumbler Sparrow Announcement!

unnamedbungie_logoGuardians who purchase and redeem Destiny Expansion Pass or Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below by January 15, 2015 will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow, enabling its riders to drive fast, take flight, and perform a set of mid-air tricks. 

See the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow in action:


Guardians who have already purchased or will purchase and redeem Destiny Expansion Pass will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow from the in-game Postmaster at the time of redemption.

Guardians who have already purchased or will purchase and redeem Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below will receive the EV-30 Tumbler Sparrow from the in-game Postmaster starting on December 9, 2014

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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Has Gone Gold!

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New “Puzzles 101” Developer Diary available now

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Crystal Dynamics is pleased to announce that Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris has officially gone gold and is set to launch on December 9 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. To celebrate this milestone, the team has released a second Developer Diary that goes into detail on the puzzles of Temple of Osiris.

Check out the new developer diary!
Lara Croft returns in Temple of Osiris, ready to use her brains and brawn to best a gauntlet of new puzzles. In the second Developer Diary, Executive Producer Scot Amos is joined by Lead Level Designer Jeff Wajcs, who discuss the difficult task of perfectly challenging a player. Take a peek at the mirrors, time bombs, twisting gears, and falling platforms you’ll need to manipulate to solve your way out of trouble, alone or with friends.

“AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed” PS4 Launch Date Confirmed

Tongue-in-Cheek Vampire Beat-‘em-up to Launch for PlayStation 4 on November 25, 2014

unnamedNovember 5, 2014 – The outrageous action RPG title, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, will be launching for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system onNovember 25, 2014, just in time for the holidays. This PS4™ system version introduces a wealth of new features, including a “Toybox Mode” that allows players to begin the game with one of every item, a “Visual Editor” that grants the freedom to change virtually every aspect of the game’s graphical presentation, interactive livestreaming capabilities and more. The company has released a brand new trailer showcasing some of these next-generation features.

In AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed, the player must repel a brooding malevolence that has fallen over Tokyo’s popular Akihabara electronics district (Akiba for short). Akiba has been invaded by creatures known as “Synthisters,” who prey on its anime- and game-obsessed patrons like vampires, but feast on their social energy and will to live rather than their blood. Only direct exposure to sunlight can stop this menace.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector’s Edition Announced!

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LOS ANGELES (Nov. 5, 2014) – Created for every Disney and Square Enix fan, SQUARE ENIX, Inc. today announced a glorious Collector’s Edition for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX. Those who purchase the Collector’s Edition will receive both the original 1.5 and new 2.5 ReMIX game discs, and can also enjoy a variety of premium items.

The Collector’s Edition will include the following:

· Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Game Discs

· Collector’s Steelbook Case – The steelbook case contains both KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX discs and features premium artwork from the series Director, Tetsuya Nomura.

· Collector’s Edition Box
· Shadow Heartless Plush Toy – 9.4 inch tall plush of the classic KINGDOM HEARTS foe

· Exclusive Official Disney Collectible Pin- Features Sora and Mickey Mouse back to back, with the iconic keyblade with Mickey dangler. Made out of a soft enamel coating on metal, this pin’s height stretches out to 1.68 inches.

· 30-Page Art Book and Dust Jacket – This art book includes an exclusive foreword and a sketch from Nomura, along with art from the series.

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KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX will be available for North America on December 2, 2014 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and will be priced at $39.99. Limited quantities of the Collector’s Edition will be sold exclusively through the KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Official Site for $99.99. Players can also pre-order the Standard Edition of the game at participating retailers to receive a complimentary upgrade to the Limited Edition, which includes the exclusive official Disney collectible pin (while supplies last).

MMORPG “SEVENCORE” Available Now on WEBZEN.COM

Players will be able to access English & Spanish servers to play SEVENCORE

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WEBZEN CISeoul, Korea, November 5, 2014 – WEBZEN, a global developer and publisher of free-to-play games, has announced free-to-play MMORPG SEVENCORE is available now on its global game portal, WEBZEN.com.

As of  Tuesday, 4th November 2014, all players with active WEBZEN accounts will be able to access SEVENCORE. Players without a WEBZEN account can create one for free at: http://www.webzen.com

Additionally, SEVENCORE’s previous provider, Route Entertainment Korea membership, was merged into WEBZEN so that previous players can easily access the game after a simple account transfer process.

After installing the game (available for free download on the official website),  English game client and Spanish game client  players will be able to choose between two available each language’s servers, although there are plans for launching the service in other languages such as Portuguese, French, and German.

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The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Limited Edition Soundtrack CD & Vinyl Box Sets Coming this December

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New York City – November 3, 2014 – To celebrate the release of the new, enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Rockstar Games will be releasing limited edition collections of the game’s star-studded soundtrack on both CD and Vinyl, in collaboration with Mass Appeal Records.

music of GTAV‘The Music of Grand Theft Auto V’ limited edition collections include 59 tracks with original music from A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, Twin Shadow, Wavves, Flying Lotus, Yeasayer and more. In addition, these limited editions will feature the original score composed by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson, The Alchemist + Oh No, mixed by DJ Shadow, along with the other incredible music featured in Grand Theft Auto V. Limited to a production run of under 5,000 units worldwide, these limited editions will be available from December 9 at top online and physical record stores.

The vinyl collection will feature a total of six vinyl records, a full color booklet and an exclusive lithograph poster in a classic box-set. The CD collection includes three discs along with a branded Grand Theft Auto V gold brick-shaped USB Drive, artwork and poster all sealed in a special die-cut package.

gtav soundtrackAlso, as previously announced, a number of DJs returning to add new radio content to their respective stations include Danny McBride (Duane Earl of Blaine County Talk Radio) and JB Smoove, (Dr. Ray De Angelo Harris of Chakra Attack), as well as DJ mixes and additional commentary from returning DJ’s including:

  • Big Boy (Radio Los Santos)
  • DJ Pooh (West Coast Classics)
  • Nathan and Stephen of WAVVES (Vinewood Boulevard Radio)
  • DJ George (Twin Shadow) (Radio Mirror Park)
  • Kenny Loggins (Los Santos Rock Radio)
  • Cara Delevigne (Non-Stop Pop FM)

Relive The Golden Age Of Arcade Gaming Exclusively On Nintendo 3ds!

SegaLogo_transSAN FRANCISCO & LONDON November 3, 2014 SEGA® of America Inc. and SEGA® Europe, Ltd. today announce a second batch of 3D remasterings exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, spotlighting SEGA’s arcade history. Beginning with the release of 3D After Burner II™ in early 2015, the second batch of titles will be released monthly and include 3D Fantasy Zone™, 3D OutRun™, 3D Fantasy Zone II™, and 3D Thunder Blade™. Not only does each title deliver a full-fledged vintage arcade experience, recreating the environment down to the mechanical sounds of the arcade machines themselves, but it also adds to the original experience with new modes, options, and original musical tracks.

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“These games were completely re-built to offer a robust 3D experience that offers more modern gameplay while still keeping true to the original,” commented John Cheng, President and COO, SEGA of America. “These are the best versions of some of our most unforgettable games and playing them is just like sitting in an arcade machine”.

All games will be priced at MSRP $5.99/€4.99/£4.49 and will be available for download in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS. Please see SEGA’s official blog at http://blogs.sega.com/ for further information and updates, including release date announcements.

Android Version of Final Fantasy III Now Compatible with Android TV!

Ff3-DSlogoSQUARE ENIX, INC. LOGOLOS ANGELES (Nov. 3, 2014)In celebration of today’s Nexus Player release from Google, SQUARE ENIX® has announced today that its Android version for FINAL FANTASY ® III received update enabling playback on Android TV. The Android versions of FINAL FANTASY IV, FINAL FANTASY Vand FINAL FANTASY VI will be also compatible with Android TV soon. The Nexus Player will only be released in the United States and Canada.

For more information on the individual titles, please see below: