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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. and Double Fine Productions’ RAD to Launch August 20th, 2019

Gnarly!

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 20, 2019) – Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., in partnership with critically acclaimed studio Double Fine Productions, today revealed that RAD™ will launch for Steam®, Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on August 20, 2019.

But that’s not all! Today will kick off the RAD fan art contest, where the community can submit their rad graffiti designs that best represent the game. Entries will be evaluated by the development team, with the winning design being featured in the game itself, and the grand prize winner receiving additional limited swag items, including a skateboard, glow-in-the-dark action figure, lunch box and floppy disk. Two runner up winners will also be chosen to receive the limited swag items. Those interested in entering and finding official rules and regulations can visit: www.RADArtContest.com.

“We’re almost at the home stretch and I couldn’t be more excited for everyone to jump into what we’ve built with RAD,” said Lee Petty, Project Lead at Double Fine Productions. “One of the best parts of developing RAD has been getting early feedback from the community with the Closed Beta. I want our fans and future players to know that they’re being heard and we’re going to bring an experience they’ll want to keep going back to.”

RAD is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced Armageddon not once, but twice. Players will take on the role of a teenage protagonist who must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures. It’s here that they’ll find the solution to heal the world, and transform the cracked, barren landscape into a lush source of new life. The fate of the world depends on the player, a sweet bat, and whatever strange new abilities they gain as the world around them ravages their body — twisting and mutating them into something far less than human, but far more powerful.

For more information about RAD, please visit the official website at: https://www.bandainamcoent.com/games/rad.

Get in the Action Quickly with Pokémon TCG: Build & Battle Boxes

Buy battle boxes!

Pokémon TCG Build & Battle Boxes are an awesome way to have quick battles using cards from the new Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds expansion. Each Build & Battle Box contains a 23-card Evolution pack, which includes an exclusive foil promo card and is designed to give you a strong foundation for building a new deck. Each box also includes four 10-card booster packs from Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds. Try to include Pokémon of types that have a lot of cards in your pool, and finish up using your Trainer and Energy cards. If you're short on Energy cards, look for the Pokémon TCG: Basic Energy Box where Pokémon TCG products are sold—it contains 450 assorted basic Energy cards, which should be more than enough to energize all of your group's decks. With a variety of Evolution packs and four booster packs, you'll get to come up with a creative new deck each time you open a Build & Battle Box.

Take a look at the four promo cards available in Sun & Moon—Unbroken Bonds Build & Battle Boxes, and get some tips to make the most of the one you receive.

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Enjoy a tasty treat when you bake up a batch of Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Pokémon Shape Sugar Cookies

Pikachewy

If you've just gotten out of the theater after a showing of POKÉMON Detective Pikachu and you're still hungry for more Pokémon action, Pillsbury is here to help! Well, with the hungry part, anyway. The company has created a delicious treat for Pokémon fans in the form of Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Pokémon Shape Sugar Cookies.

Each box of these yummy snacks contains 24 pre-cut cookies with Pokémon decorations. There are red cookies that look like Poké Balls and cookies that sport a yellow silhouette of Pikachu's iconic head. And because these cookies are ready to bake right out of the package, they're fun and easy to make. There's even a Pokémon-themed activity on the back of the box, so you can hone your puzzle-solving skills while you wait for the cookies to bake.

You can find Pillsbury Ready to Bake! Pokémon Shape Sugar Cookies in stores now, but don't wait. They'll only be around until the end of August 2019!

Be in with a chance of winning a Super Mario Maker 2 Switch stylus (Nintendo UK contest)

Good luck, everyone!

Play and create the Super Mario courses you’ve always dreamed of using a bevy of new tools, items and features in Super Mario Maker 2, coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch on 29th June 2019!

A Nintendo Switch stylus will also be available as a pre-order bonus. It’s the perfect tool for sketching out the Super Mario course you’ve always dreamed of in handheld mode!

You can get the Nintendo Switch stylus (Super Mario Maker 2 edition) by pre-ordering Super Mario Maker 2 at selected retail stores.

If you pre-order Super Mario Maker 2 Limited Edition via Nintendo eShop, you’ll receive a My Nintendo Store code that you can redeem for the Nintendo Switch stylus.

Want to be in with a chance of winning a Nintendo Switch stylus (Super Mario Maker 2 edition)? We’re running a contest on Twitter, giving away ten of them! Simply retweet this contest tweet to be in with a chance of winning one. Entries close on 19th May 2019.

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Super Neptunia RPG "Inside the Art and Animation" dev blog released, Event and Dialogue screens released

New screens, new interviews, new details!

LOS ANGELES, CA., MAY 17, 2019 – Will Neptune gain back her memories and save 3D games as we know it?

Super Neptunia™ RPG is headed for the PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™, physically and digitally, in North America on June 25 and in Europe on June 28! The Steam® version will launch on June 20.

This week, we have a new screenshot batch showcasing Event CG and Dialogue scenes! We also have a brand new PlayStation.Blog post with the Co-founder and Game Director of Artisan Studios, Julien Bourgeois! The Quebec based studio discusses the animation process of Super Neptunia RPG and the various challenges in sculpting the world of Neptunia in the lens of 2D animation!

In the Event and Dialogue screenshot batch, we are introduced to a dimension where 2D reigns supreme! Fans of the Neptunia series will recognize some familiar faces, including the four Goddesses: Neptune, Noire, Blanc, and Vert, as well as their newest friend, Chrome. There are also several Event CGs that introduce Bombyx Mori - an organization devoted to 2D games. Gamindustri may have been flattened into 2D, but that has not impacted the humor and quirky characters that Neptunia fans know and love!

The PS4™ release will have two slightly modified CGs. The Nintendo Switch and Steam version will contain all original CGs. Gameplay for all platforms has not been changed from the original Japanese release.

Developed by Artisan Studios in Canada, this game brings the characters of the self-referential Neptunia™ series to life in a whole new 2D way. Each character was hand-drawn by Tsunako, the artist behind the series, then animated by computer magic to create a world that’s mysteriously gone from three dimensions to two. Explore side-scrolling dungeons and fight in turn-based battles to settle the debate once and for all – which games are better: 2D or 3D!

Story

The self-proclaimed hero, Neptune, awakes in a familiar world, but has no recollection of anything other than her name. With the help of a mysterious girl named Chrome, as well as three other familiar faces beloved in the Neptunia™ series, Neptune embarks on a journey through the mysterious dimension to try to regain her memory.

Little do they know, the world they inhabit is under attack by an enemy who wants to take civilization back to the time where 2D reigns supreme.

Can Neptune and her friends save the world and 3D games as we know it, or will they be flattened into two dimensions forever?

Key Features

New Me in 2D – Your favorite Goddesses jump from three dimensions to two! Artisan Studios and Compile Heart proudly present new, vibrant backgrounds and newly developed 2D animations hand drawn in this action-inspired side-scrolling RPG! With Artisan Studios and Tsunako collaborating to create new background and character art, fans and newcomers alike can see Gamindustri in a new 2D perspective.

Where You Lead, I Will Follow – With four Goddesses to rotate on-the-fly during battle, players can change their formation type and unleash devastating attack combos. Depending on which Goddess is leading the pack, players can strategize attacks from four different formations: Strike, Magic, Support and Heal!

Goddess ‘bout to Break! – Strut your stuff and dish out your special Break Attack to ensure victory! Armed with their classic ability to transform, the Goddesses gain additional stat bonuses that enhance their attacks and lay waste to any enemy!

Put a +2 Str Ring On It – Strengthen your Goddesses by utilizing Skills and Abilities that can be unlocked with weapons, armors, or accessories! Strategically assign Skills and rearrange your abilities for each battle.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order - Hawkeye gameplay and profile

A stint with Clint

Alias: Clint Barton
Comic Debut - Tales of Suspense #57 (Sept. 1964)

Bio

Raised by an abusive father, Clint Barton eventually ran away from home and joined a traveling circus where he learned how to be swordsman and trick bowman. After a short stint as a star carnival attraction, Barton was inspired to fight crime after seeing Iron Man in action. As Hawkeye, Barton eventually join both the East Coast and West Coast branches of The Avengers, and even took a turn leading the team.

Powers

Master archer; peak human conditioning; excellence eyesight; what else do you want?

Game Abilities

Exploding Arrows: Clint shoots several explosive arrows into the air that then rain down on the enemies and deal fire damage. Players can hold the attack button to aim.

Shock Value: Clint fires electric arrows in front of him dealing extra shock damage to characters in a row.

Scattershot: Clint shoots a barrage of explosive arrows at nearby enemies.

Piercing Shot: Clint's arrows pierce enemies in front of him. Players can hold the attack button to aim and hidden the attack area.

Playstyle

Hawkeye is all about flexibility in combat. His specialty is ranged combat thanks to his arsenal off arrows. Hawkeye isn’t considered one of the most powerful avengers, but he’s pretty equally skilled in most things. He can hit his targets from across the battlefield, attack enemies in a line, rain down fire from the sky.

Chicken Rider, an endless runner cartoon, now available on Switch

Chicken chaser

Ultimate Games S.A. is releasing on Nintendo Switch another game. Chicken Rider is the title of an endless runner genre, which advantages are its dynamic gameplay and light cartoon style. The digital distribution (Nintendo eShop) is set for May 17 this year.

Chicken Rider was created by the Polish studio Red Dev, and Ultimate Games S.A. is the publisher for the Nintendo Switch version. Last year Chicken Rider was also released for PC/Mac (Steam) and mobile devices (iOS and Android).

The game belongs to the endless runner genre, where the player moves forward all the time and it is not possible to stop. In relation to this, Chicken Rider has been based on intuitive, single-key control.

The main character is a polar bear riding on a chicken, which is fighting for the freedom of other animals. Differentiated challenges and locations are awaiting players. The game is also spiced up with special power-ups (e.g. squirrel commando), differentiated outfits and “mounts”.

As the creators explain, their goal was to combine easy to master and addictive gameplay with a characteristic, cartoon-style setting. There are also numerous humorous elements and funny animations throughout the game.

The main features of Chicken Rider:

Dynamic and exciting gameplay – it is impossible to stop;
7 different chickens (“mounts”);
simple and intuitive control;
8 different locations (including Zone 51 and outer space);
Over 70 different outfits;
Crazy power-ups (including squirrel commando and tabasco sauce).

Super Cane Magic ZERO Switch DLC Pre-order Promotion Detailed

Special deals and DLC

Intragames Co. Ltd has revealed the North American and European pre-order and launch month promotions on Nintendo Switch for couch co-op, action arcade RPG Super Cane Magic ZERO, developed by Italian YouTube comic artist cartoonist Simone "Sio" Albrigi and Studio Evil.

Purchase Super Cane Magic ZERO on Nintendo Switch during launch month and receive the Secret Bonus Content DLC, unlocking two exclusive items and a stellar PvP arena! Also, pre-order and save with an additional 10% discount off of the North American digital store price.

SCMZ Switch Pre-order Promotion (NA only)
Super Cane Magic ZERO: Secret Bonus Content (DLC) + 10% discount
Promotion runs from May 16 to May 29.

SCMZ Switch Release Promotion (NA and EU)
Super Cane Magic ZERO: Secret Bonus Content (DLC).
Promotion runs from May 30 to June 30.

About the Secret Bonus Content DLC

Poptarts packs more secrets than ever: this pre-order bonus will power up mysterious mechanisms below the Academy. Activating the strange lever hidden in the dark Underground Archives will spawn exclusive chests and loot! You will also get a limited one-way ticket to the other side of the moon: prepare your bombs (and your knees) to challenge your friends in the cheese-flavored "Bouncy Bombers" PvP Arena. Springs, potions, jumps and explosions!

Super Cane Magic Zero will be available in North America, Europe and Australia* on Nintendo Switch, Steam, and PlayStation 4 digital services from May 30, 2019.

Warframe's 'The Jovian Concord' will shine with updated audio/video fidelity, new parkour gameplay, and a deadly, flying Eidolon

Coming to consoles 'soon'

LONDON, ON – May 17, 2019 – On the heels of Warframe®'s recent Plains of Eidolon Remaster comes the powerful new The Jovian Concord update, a full graphic overhaul of the Tenno-favorite Jupiter tileset (AKA 'Gas City'), now with reworked environments and gameplay. Reimagined with Warframe's modern parkour movement in mind, The Jovian Concord enables Tenno to wield the powerful 40th Warframe 'Wisp' to experience a variety of new enemies including the deadly new flying Eidolon boss. Canadian developer and publisher Digital Extremes' The Jovian Concord will arrive on PC next week for free.

Beneath gaseous bronze clouds lies the opportunity to explore something surprisingly new. The Jovian Concord reimagines the original Warframe environment with a vast level of physical terrain, every inch offering a fresh look and feel. Using nimble parkour skills, Tenno can explore internal heights and face new hazards or gauge their chances outside by leaping through the air along floating stations, distant platforms, crossbars, antennas, and more.

Longtime villain Alad V's twisted experiments with Sentient technology have yielded hideous cyborg-like results -- Amalgam variants and Jetpack Agents -- whose laboratories hide a deeper sinister plot. Through new Sabotage, Rescue and Spy missions, and even a new gameplay mode, "Disruption", Tenno will piece together frightening tidbits of lore that could lay the groundwork for a looming war -- all before confronting Gas City's deadliest threat, the ever-present menace the Ropalolyst.

The Jovian Concord brings with it the second new Warframe of 2019, the ethereal Wisp. Players will float across the battlefield with her light-based Abilities to provide support to allies while wielding her unique Passive, turning her invisible in air. Her Abilities include:

RESERVOIRS: Choose and summon a Reservoir filled with Motes that attach to and aid Wisp and her allies. Haste Mote grants increased movement and attack speed. Vitality Mote increases maximum health and heals over time. Shock Mote stuns nearby enemies.
WIL-O-WISP: Cast forward a spectral image of Wisp to confuse and distract enemies. Reactivate to travel to its position. Hold to have the image travel faster and teleport to its position on release.
BREACH SURGE: Open a dimensional breach to overwhelm nearby enemies and cause them to release aggressive Surge sparks when damaged.
SOL GATE: Open a portal to the sun to irradiate enemies with a devastating beam of pure solar plasma.

Download Warframe's The Jovian Concord next week on PC for free. Look for the console versions to arrive soon.

Cartoon Network's Steven Universe Save The Light’ & ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes’ Now Available To Purchase At Retail In One Bundle

Bundle up!

London, 17th May, 2019 - Leading global animated network, Cartoon Network and worldwide family entertainment publisher Outright Games have today launched a special physical bundle containing ‘Steven Universe Save The Light’ & ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes’. This pack brings two of Cartoon Network’s greatest games onto one physical disc and is now available exclusively at retail globally for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Two awesome adventures await, featuring new and original storylines developed in collaboration with the shows’ creators, voiceovers from the regular casts and tons of fan-favourite locations to explore, now available together in a physical bundle for the first time ever.

Steven Universe Save The Light

Join Steven and the Crystal Gems on their biggest quest yet in ‘Steven Universe Save The Light’! A mysterious new Homeworld Gem has stolen the Prism, a powerful weapon that can create an entire army from light–and she’s already started destroying Beach City. Only you and your team can battle back to save the light (and the world) in this hybrid RPG based on the hit Cartoon Network show.

Features:

PARTY TIME – Team up any of the Crystal Gems plus Greg and Connie, each with unique puzzle-solving, combat and fusion abilities
FIGHT WITH FUSIONS – Incredible Gem Fusions let you play as Stevonnie, Smoky Quartz, Opal, Sardonyx, and Sugilite
A NEW GEM – Created by Rebecca Sugar, who is Hessonite and why is she wrecking Earth?

OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes

Based on the hit Cartoon Network show, ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes’ stars pint-sized hero K.O. as he punches, slide-kicks, combos and power-moves his way through hordes of evil Boxmore robots on an epic quest to save Lakewood Plaza Turbo from the maniacal Lord Boxman. In this story-driven adventure game meets action-packed cartoon brawler, level up your stats to unlock powerful new fight moves, collect the cards of all your favorite Plaza characters and then call them into battle to unleash off-the-wall attacks across tons of crazy quests.

Features:

PLAY AS K.O.! – Unlock tons of sweet abilities, including righteous ‘Super Moves’ and unleash cool hero assists with each Pow Card he collects.
ORIGINAL CAST – Voiced by fan-favorite cast and overseen by creator Ian Jones-Quartey.
KICK ROBOT RUMP – Pulverize Lord Boxman’s evil army with punches, slide-kicks, combos and Power Moves

‘Steven Universe Save The Light’ & ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes’ are now available in one physical bundle exclusively at retail globally.