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MotoGP 17 Managerial Career Mode Announced

The Italian racing game developer Milestone has today announced and unveiled one of the most exciting developments in the MotoGP in years. The specialist racing game developer is pleased to announce the new Managerial Career game mode.

Having competed throughout the 2017 MotoGP championship as a rider, MotoGP 17 players will now be able to compete for the title as a Team Manager. The decisions made here will determine not just you as a rider’s success, but the whole team.

The choices a Team Manager make are critical to the effectiveness of the team on track and it’s the Team Manager’s job to direct the people behind the pit wall. To start, the Team Manager will have to allocate resources in order to find the winning formula for the team. Each win under your guidance in MotoGP 17 will bring you additional credits and reputation points while enhancing rider performance all the while.

Every aspect of the team will be under the watchful eye and the responsibility of the Team Manager including:

  • Sponsors – as reputations grow with each additional victory, increase your team’s visibility in MotoGP 17 with offers from the Championship’s official sponsors. Keep the sponsors happy and watch the credits roll in.
  • Bikes – being successful and competitive is down to the machinery the riders have. As Team Manager, you will decide on what bikes the riders will take to the track. Unlock new bikes as you make your rise to the top of the Championship table.
  • Riders – recruiting riders will be a big aspect of your debut season as Team Manager. Further to your own custom rider, you will need to hire 5 additional AI riders to compete through the various racing categories.
  • Team Departments – as  a Team Manager, part of the role is to oversee the general running of the team and manage each of the team’s departments. With careful of management of the 10 different departments, including the likes of Nutritionists, Athletic Preparation Team and Sports Management, players can win the World Championship in 3 different classes.
  • R&D Department – key to long term success is a strong package and it will be the Team Manager’s job to invest in the Research & Development of not only bikes but components to ensure race win after race win in MotoGP 17.

 

Managerial Career mode gives players the opportunity to experience the thrill of the MotoGP championship in a whole new light. Available from June 15 2017, MotoGP 17 will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

 

 

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Call of Duty: WWII Announcement & Release Details

CoD: Word War 2 Revealed

April 26 saw Activision reveal to the world what Sledgehammer Games have been working on for the last two and a half years. The latest instalment in the Call of Duty franchise takes us back to the era of World War 2 for the first time in 9 years. The dramatic return to the largest military conflict in history marks a return to the franchise’s roots and offer rest bite from the ever more futuristic Call of Duty’s we’ve come to know over the past few years. Call of Duty: WWII immerses players in gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity of epic proportions.

No longer are we to see wall jumping and jet packs dominating multiplayer because CoD:WWII is all about boots-on-the-ground combat. The multiplayer promises to offer a host of new mode, system and gameplay innovations across the iconic Western Front of Word War 2. The return of the Zombies game mode is met with an all-new cooperative mode that is touted to unleash a new adrenaline filled story line and experience. Call of Duty: WWII is here to redefine the World War II gaming experience for a new gaming generation.

 

Single Player

The single player campaign story tells of heroism on a global scale, through the unbreakable brotherhood of common men fighting to preserve freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny. Players enlist in a gritty, intense campaign through the harrowing battlegrounds of war, facing overwhelming odds and hostile terrain across Europe, in a gripping experience that honours the history of World War II.

 

Blockbuster Action

Call of Duty: WWII takes the new generation of consoles even further with truly mammoth, cinematic moments and intensity that only Call of Duty can deliver. All this, while set against the largest global conflict in history.

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg said, “More than two and a-half years ago we made the decision to return this franchise to its roots, and Call of Duty: WWII does so in epic fashion. The team at Sledgehammer Games is delivering an authentic, gritty, cinematic experience that honours both the epic scale, and the human struggle of the greatest war the world has ever known.  This game will let longtime fans experience World War II like never before, and will introduce this historic conflict to a whole new generation of gamers in the process.”

“Call of Duty: WWII has been a journey of inspiration and passion for everyone at Sledgehammer Games. The team is dedicated to delivering on the intense nature of war that focuses on the heroism and sacrifice of soldiers in WWII. Our rich narrative driven, action-packed campaign, and engaging and innovative multiplayer experience immerse players into the boots of a soldier fighting for freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny.  And, our co-operative mode delivers a unique storyline that’s an all-new take on Nazi Zombies that we think fans are going to love,” said Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games.

Glen Schofield, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, added that, “the story we’re telling is unlike anything that we’ve tackled before.  It’s such an amazing journey of common everyday people who became heroes. We want to respect this great generation of soldiers, tell a realistic story set in a true inflection point in human history, and deliver the best experience of our careers.”

 

Camaraderie

Call of Duty: World War II continues the trend of featuring Hollywood actors to cast the character from around the world. Players take the persona of Ronald “Red” Daniels, a young US Army private thrown with his squad into the action. Make the harrowing trek through the European theatre of war with the legendary US 1st Infantry Division. Join up with Allied forces from the UK and French Resistance across the beaches of Normandy before heading to liberate Paris and ultimately, Germany. Ronald “Red” Daniels’ squad must fight alongside a global and diverse cas of characters to achieve ultimate victory.

The single player campaign delivers the gritty authenticity and cinematic intensity of WWII combat, honouring the unforgettable heroism of the Fighting First.

 

 

 

An Immersive Gameplay Experience

Call of Duty: WWII brings to life some of the most iconic moments of World War II, including the D-Day Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, with incredible visuals and awe-inspiring sound that puts players in the middle of the action

 

Multiplayer

Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer brings Call of Duty back to its roots with heart-pumping, iconic boots on the ground gameplay, bringing new levels of immersion and excitement to the Multiplayer experience. Players will face grounded, chaotic combat featuring an arsenal of classic weapons across many of World War II’s most iconic locations, bringing the harsh brutality of the war to life, while immersing the player in the intensity and emotion of the greatest conflict in history. Call of Duty: WWII offers players bold new experiences, exciting new ways to play, and innovative new opportunities to socialise and showcase their accomplishments with friends and the Call of Duty community.

  • HEADQUARTERS

Offering a robust social space dedicated to engagement off the frontlines, Headquarters paves the way for all-new avenues of Multiplayer interaction, recognition and awards unlike anything experienced in the franchise to date.

  • DIVISIONS

A new way to engage in a player’s Multiplayer career – Divisions immerse players in the heroic journey of enlisting in the world’s most historic war. Choose from a variety of Divisions, including Infantry and Armored Divisions.

  • WAR MODE

A new Multiplayer experience that immerses players in iconic World War II battles, where Allied and Axis clash in team-driven gameplay in the fight for strategic objectives.

  • BOOTS ON THE GROUND GAMEPLAY

Multiplayer marks a return to iconic boots on the ground Call of Duty gameplay that fans know and love, featuring an arsenal of World War II-era weapons, and fast-paced, heart-pumping, intense run-and-gun action.

 

All New Co-Operative Mode

There aren’t many details on this new mode at the moment, with more promised soon. However, what we do know for now is the Call of Duty: World War II’s co-operative mode promises to unleash a new and original story that’s packed full of surprises and moments to get the blood pumping. The new standalone game experience is said to take gaming to the next-level, we shall see!

 

Release Details

Call of Duty: World War II is set for release on November 3 2017. At release, 4 versions of the game will be available. These are:

  • Base Edition
  • Digital Base Edition
  • Digital Deluxe Edition with Season Pass content
  • Pro Edition which includes Season Pass content, a collectable Steelbook and more.

PlayStation 4 owners who pre-order can take part in Private Multiplayer BETA but it is unclear if Xbox One and PC will get a BETA as well. It may be that it is only available to PS4.

What is clear is that PlayStation 4 will get content before other platforms.

 

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Call of Duty: WWII Reveal Trailer

Activision has given us our first glimpse of the latest Call of Duty today and it’s very different. For the last few years, we’ve been subjected to more and more futuristic and, for some, less plausible and enjoyable version of Call of Duty. Today’s marks the end of the ever more distant era and we’re winding back to World War 2 for the first time since 2008.

At the moment, there’s not an awful lot of information but with the official reveal, we will bring you all the info you need to know as we learn more.

What we do know for now is the game’s description promises that players will be able to “play through the story of ordinary men turned soldiers in the 1st Infantry Division as they fight to preserve freedom in the face of tyranny.”

Call of Duty: WWII is available for pre-order now, which gives access to a private beta before the November 3rd release.

For now, sit back and enjoy the reveal trailer released today.

 

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Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Secures Series A Funding

Pantheon Moving Forward

Today’s marks the completion of Visionary Realms’ series A funding round and the start of a unilateral expansion of the company across all departments. The Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game can now enter into a semi-private, pre-alpha phase where external testers and focus groups can start picking apart the game, giving valuable feedback to the developers. Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen was last year voted as the most wanted MMO of 2017 by an overwhelming majority.

You’ll be able to see the game played live by streamer CohhCarnage on Thursday April 27 and Tuesday May 2nd if you’d like to get a sense of what the game is all about. Just check this link out here to the Twitch channel: http://twitch.tv/cohhcarnage.

Visionary Realms Chariman, Christopher Rowan has said of the successful funding round, “We have come a long way and are extremely excited about what this means for Pantheon. As we start to raise support for Series B we are now in a position to empower our departments with many of the resources they need. It’s deeply encouraging to us to see this kind of support for Pantheon from investors and gamers.”

Chief Creative Officer Brad McQuaid said, “We believed going in that there was a healthy amount of interest in a massively cooperative experience, but seeing the exponential and continuous growth of excitement over the game is especially invigorating. And it’s coming from all angles!”

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is scheduled to enter into public testing later this year.

 

About Visionary Realms

Visionary Realms, a California based videogame studio, is driven to fearlessly lead and advance the MMO game industry by creating content-rich, challenging, highly social games that set new standards for immersion, quality, and vision. For more information about Visionary Realms visit http://visionaryrealms.com.

 

About Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen rekindles the conventions of challenge, depth and impact, and offers these elements to a whole new generation of MMO gamers. By polishing well-proven mechanics and features which have been nearly lost over time, Pantheon offers gamers a deeply meaningful gaming experience they can share and remember for years to come. Visit the website at http://pantheonmmo.com.

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The Golf Club 2

New Course Editor Trailer

Publisher Maximum Games, responsible for the likes of Troll and I, have today released a new trailer showcasing the Course Editor features of The Golf Club 2 – successor to the successful and popular The Golf Club.  Today’s trailer focuses on the state-of-the-art course editing features so you can build the course of your dreams. Those who have spent many an hour playing The Golf Club, can look forward to an extensively upgraded and expanded course editor. New features include tournament dressings, crowds and TV towers to name a few. The only limit on the course you create is your imagination.

Check out the trailer below to get a peak of what’s in store.

 

More About The Golf Club 2

The Golf Club 2 aims to build upon the success of The Golf Club. Developers HB Studios have added a plethora of new features such as a progressive career mode and the inclusion of dynamic Societies. Perfect your skills in Career Mode before showing them off with online Societies, competing in single games and fully-fledged tournaments.

Pre-ordering The Golf Club 2 now will unlock a tonne of bonus material. The Day One Edition unlocks the following Aristocrat in-game content:

  • Moneybags – Save time and get rich quick with an instant payout that will boost your career and give you serious purchasing power.
  • Elite Club – make your competitors jealous and stand out from the crowd with an exclusive 24 carat solid gold driver.
  • Premier Clubhouse – Gain access to an exclusive high society clubhouse for you and your friends.
  • Heirloom Apparel – Play in style with a throwback outfit from the golden age of golf.
  • Elite Emblem – Add class to your Society logo with a signature badge

 

To find out more about The Golf Club 2 and to pre-order your copy now, head on over to www.thegolfclub2.com. The Golf Club 2 is currently in development from HB Studios and will be published by Maximum Games. The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One and digital download on PC June 27, 2017.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Spring Trailer

Square Enix has today posted a new cinematic trailer of their summer release, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. The release date for the exclusively PlayStation 4 title is drawing near, with fans able to get their hands on the latest instalment on July 11 this year.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age transports players to the grand world of Ivalice, a place where magic surrounds all and airships fill the sky. As war engulfs the Dalmasca’s kingdom, ruin and uncertainty consume the lands. The only surviving heir to the Dalmascan throne, Princess Ashe, commits herself the resistant forces determined to liberate her country. With Vaan, an orphan of the war, by her side the unlikely allies and their companions embark on the mission to free their homeland.

 

 

Originally launched in 2006 for the PlayStation 2 system and known for introducing many landmark features to the FINAL FANTASY series, FINAL FANTASY XII takes place in the grand world of Ivalice, where the small kingdom of Dalmasca is caught between warring empires Archadia and Rozarria. The lone heir to the Dalmascan throne, Princess Ashe, has devoted herself to forming a resistance to liberate her homeland while Vaan, a young thief, dreams of flying free in the skies. The story begins when these two fated individuals meet, changing the destiny of the world’s greatest nation.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age – 2017 Spring Trailer

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