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Remothered: Broken Porcelain to Release One Week Early on October 13th, 2020

Mother is calling

In a surprising move just one month out from Remothered: Broken Porcelain’s communicated launch date of October 20, indie publisher Modus Games today announced they will now release the horror sequel Remothered: Broken Porcelain on October 13.

Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC for $29.99, Remothered: Broken Porcelain follows the critically lauded Remothered: Tormented Fathers and features new gameplay mechanics and narrative elements sure to spook even the bravest of players. Directed by Chris Darril of Darril Arts and developed by Stormind Games, Remothered: Broken Porcelain weaves events from the first entry into this all-new experience that pulls fans and newcomers alike into an incredibly immersive and haunting experience, all centered around the mysterious happenings of the Ashmann Inn.

“This is an incredibly busy month for games, particularly horror games,” said Shane Bierwith, EVP of global marketing at Modus. “While moving dates forward isn’t common, we’d like to allow horror fans to get their hands on Broken Porcelain early so players can have more time to experience all the great games releasing around Halloween.”

Remothered: Broken Porcelain acts as both prequel and sequel to its predecessor. And while horror enthusiasts will now be able to explore its challenging puzzles, expanded lore and intense, complex characters one week earlier than expected, the experience is likely to haunt them well after the game is over.

If you dare to learn more, check out the latest on Remothered: Broken Porcelain by visiting the official website and wishlisting the game on Steam.

Rocket League - Llama-Rama Event trailer


Get ready to hop in the Battle Bus because Llama-Rama is on the way! Rocket League's very first in-game event since the launch of free to play will be live this Saturday, September 26 at 3 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. UTC) through October 12.

Beginning with Llama-Rama, in-game events are going to be slightly different from what you may be used to. To unlock the items from the event, you'll need to complete Event Challenges. Each Event Challenge you complete will grant a specific Event Item once you claim it from the Challenges Menu. Complete them all to unlock Rocket League's newest car, the Battle Bus! Check out the items in the slideshow below!

We hope you enjoy Llama-Rama and all of its items on September 26. Get ready to assemble your squad and drop in. Good luck, and have fun!


Kickstarter for official ToeJam & Earl cookbook launches Sept. 29th, 2020

Jammin!

Following the recent success of “ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove,” the iconic duo is back with another task from the one and only Lamont the Funkopotamus. The mission? To funkify food from Earth for their home planet, Funkotron!

Inspired by the classic SEGA series, “ToeJam & Earl's Funky Fresh Foods of Funkotron” will turn any earthling into the coolest chef in the solar system. This officially licensed cookbook features 35 rad recipes (and even more with stretch goals!), amazing
photos and original illustrations with an authentic '90s vibe. Perfect for beginner and experienced cooks alike, these funkified versions of culinary classics are out of this world. From hardcore fans to those new to the series, there is something for everyone!

The Kickstarter campaign will go live on Sept. 29 and fans are able to preorder a copy until Oct. 30. But wait, there's more! Add backer rewards to your collection, such as stickers, enamel pins and your very own TJ&E apron.

In addition, the team will be holding community events and challenges for a chance to win free copies of the “ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove” game on Steam.

Created by “The Legend's Cookbook” and “Mother's Cookbook” alumni with guidance from series co-creator Greg Johnson, humans are TJ&E guaranteed to become Funk Lords of the kitchen.

Save the date for BlizzConline: Feb. 19th and 20th, 2021

A blizzard of info!

Attune your chronometers, flip your hourglasses, set a notification on your phone—however you mark the passage of time, save the date for BlizzConline™, set to take place February 19–20, 2021!

While circumstances are keeping us from gathering in person this year, we’re putting together a little something early next year to channel the spirit of BlizzCon into the form of an online show. We still have a lot of planning to do, and it’ll be some time before we’re ready to share more details—but we wanted to provide a heads-up on how you can be a part of the online fun.

Gear Up for the Community Showcase

One of the events we’re planning for BlizzConline is the Community Showcase—an opportunity for cosplay crafters, artists, and other community creators to participate in the show and put their talent on display through a mix of world-class competition and exciting exhibitions. And thanks to the all-online nature of the show, we’re able to make these events accessible to even more people from around the globe. We’re also assembling a special March of the Murlocs and inviting everyone to send us images and videos to join in.

If you’re interested in participating in the March of the Murlocs or the Community Showcase, please be mindful of the appropriate health guidelines for any group-based photos, videos, and other submissions. Read on to discover what you need to know to begin your preparation!

Digital Storytelling Contest | Talent Spotlight | March of the Murlocs

Cosplay Exhibition
Entry Deadline: January 4, 2021

Are you someone who enjoys regularly attending conventions in cosplay? Or maybe you’re looking for the right opportunity to get started on your own cosplay-crafting journey? Either way, the Cosplay Exhibition is for you! This just-for-fun showcase of original cosplay from Blizzard’s universes is open to people of all levels of skill, whether you’re a seasoned veteran, a casual cosplayer, or somewhere in between.

The all-online format also gives us a chance to do something we haven’t been able to before: invite the animal kingdom onto the virtual stage! So if you fancy dressing up your fuzzy friends and want to show off your dog, cat, or other critter, we’d love to see your pet cosplay as well.

We’ll be showing off original exhibition submissions during the online show—so simply send us photos and videos you’d like to be considered, and you may spot yourself (or your animal pal) onscreen next February.

For guidelines on how to properly submit your cosplay for consideration, what we’re looking for in terms of quality, and other important criteria, make sure to read the complete official rules.

Cosplay Contest
Entry Deadline: January 4, 2021

The cosplay contest is always one of the highlights of BlizzCon—and even if we won’t be sharing a physical stage together, we still want to give top-notch cosplay creators a chance to showcase their skills in the virtual spotlight.

The BlizzConline Cosplay Contest will feature four categories:

Best Blizzard Character – Recognizing outstanding interpretations of iconic heroes and villains from the worlds of Diablo, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft, and Warcraft.
Best Blizzard Weapons & Armor – Recognizing the exemplary craftsmanship that goes into building epic, battlefield-worthy gear.
Best Modern Creation – Recognizing expertise in working with materials such as foams and plastics, and incorporating 3D printing, electronics, and technology.
Best Traditional Creation – Recognizing masterful skill in working with materials such as fabric, leather, metal, and wood.

Our judges will determine one winner in each of the four categories—and from among those, they’ll also determine one overall best cosplay winner, all of whom will be revealed to the world during the BlizzConline broadcast. (Note that you do not need to choose which categories you want to be considered for—the judges will determinate that as part of the judging process.)

Because the contest is taking place entirely online, the videos and photos you send may be displayed as part of the show, so keep that in mind when you’re prepping your entries.

For guidelines on how to properly submit your entry, what level of quality is acceptable, and other important criteria, make sure to read the complete official rules.

Art Contest
Entry Deadline: January 4, 2021

We’re putting out a call for your original artwork for the BlizzConline Art Contest! Whether you’re painting a valiant hero, sculpting an iconic villain, illustrating a memorable moment from inside your game (or out), this is your chance to shine a spotlight on your artistic talent. If you’re looking for something to spark your creativity, Blizzard’s 30th anniversary is this February, so consider drawing on your skills to mark the occasion.

Prizes will be awarded to first-, second-, and third-place works of art, and winners will be featured in a segment during the BlizzConline broadcast. Check out the official rules below, and click the Enter button to submit your entry.

Digital Storytelling Contest
Entry Deadline: January 4, 2021

The Digital Storytelling Contest invites aspiring digital filmmakers and moviemaking auteurs to create an original, story-driven short based on Blizzard’s game universes. As with the Art Contest, we’re inviting you to draw inspiration from across 30 years of Blizzard history. That could mean retelling an epic story with your own spin; imagining a collision of iconic characters from different times or universes; or exploring wherever your creativity takes you. Your short can feature live action, animation, in-game footage, or a mix of all three.

Prizes will go to first-, second-, and third-place winners, and the world will get the opportunity to watch your story unfold during the BlizzConline broadcast.

For requirements around maximum running time, file size and format, and other important criteria for submission, read the official rules.

Talent Spotlight
Entry Deadline: January 4, 2021

The Talent Spotlight is a chance to celebrate the wide range of unique talents and extraordinary abilities of the Blizzard community worldwide. We’re inviting original acts (solo or group) to showcase their special talent—musical, physical, magical, whimsical, or otherwise.

To be considered for this online exhibition, simply submit a video of you or your group performing, singing, dancing, or doing whatever it is you do, and you may be selected to be featured on the BlizzConline broadcast. Please be mindful of the appropriate health guidelines for any group-based performance.

For requirements around maximum running time, file size and format, and other important criteria for submission, read the official rules.

March of the Murlocs
Entry Deadline: January 4, 2021

If you’ve attended BlizzCon in the past couple of years, you may have encountered a particularly peculiar procession, as hundreds of people masquerading as murlocs paraded through the convention halls. In honor of that grand tradition-in-the-making, we’re inviting you to participate in a virtual March of the Murlocs for BlizzConline!

To be considered, simply send us a photo or video (30–60 seconds in length, and ideally filmed horizontally) of you walking, marching, or dancing dressed up as a murloc (or your own imaginative interpretation).

We’re also welcoming photos or video of murlocs marching in-game, so gather up your fish-minded guilds and allies and show us what you mrgrlglgrrl!

Keep the deadlines above in mind as you get to work—and if you have any questions about the contests or exhibitions, you can reach out to us at BlizzConCommunityShowcase@blizzard.com.

We can’t wait to see what you create—and maybe even share it with the world during BlizzConline.

Have fun with the Longchamp x Pokémon collaboration, arriving soon in stores and in Pokémon GO!

Oh so stylish!

In celebration of the exciting accessories coming out of the collaboration between The Pokémon Company and Longchamp Paris, as well as the beginning of Paris Fashion Week, we’re proud to announce that a new avatar backpack accessory item will be available in Pokémon GO. That’s not all—some fashionable Pokémon will be appearing in the wild, challenging Trainers in raids, and hatching from Eggs, too!

Date + Time

Friday, October 2, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 10:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7)

Features

Special Pokémon wearing costumes will be appearing during the event!

Smoochum that hatch from 7 km Eggs during this time will appear wearing a bow!

Kirlia wearing a top hat will be appearing in raids! They’ll also know the move Draining Kiss.

Shinx wearing a top hat will be appearing in raids!

Croagunk wearing a backwards cap will appear in GO Snapshot as a surprise encounter! They may also rarely appear in the wild.

The following Pokémon will be appearing in the wild: Mareep, Skitty, Roselia, Kricketot, Croagunk wearing a backward cap, Blitzle, Cottonee, Minccino, Gothita, and more!

If you’re lucky, you might encounter a Shiny Kricketot!

Enjoy exclusive Field Research for the duration of the event.

Dress up for fashion week—in person and in-game! Be sure to head to the shop for a free Longchamp avatar item in Pokémon GO. Then, you can match with your Trainer avatar by picking up the same Longchamp item in stores. For more information on availability, please visit the official Longchamp website.

It’s time for you and your Pokémon to show the world your style. Let’s GO!

Phoenix Labs' Dauntless Wins “Best Art Direction” at The Canadian Game Awards

Congrats to Phoenix Labs!

Today Phoenix Labs’ debut title, Dauntless, was recognized by The Canadian Game Awards for “Best Art Direction” at the inaugural show. The panel, made up of Canadian games industry luminaries, also nominated Dauntless for “Best PC Game” and “Best Console Game.”

“We’re humbled and honoured to be recognized for ‘Best Art Direction’ at The Canadian Game Awards! Thanks to all the Slayers out there who support us every day, your feedback is invaluable and we wouldn’t be here without you,” said Jesse Houston, CEO and co-founder of Phoenix Labs. “At Phoenix Labs, we believe people are the ends not the means, and I’m endlessly appreciative of everything this team does every single day. I’m excited to show the world what’s next.”

For more information on Dauntless, please visit www.playdauntless.com.

Light it up like Dynamite when BTS arrives in Fortnite Party Royale

K-Pop invades Fortnite!

BTS is ready to light up Party Royale’s Main Stage for all partygoers. On Friday, September 25 at 8 PM EDT (Saturday, September 26 at 9 AM KST), jump into Party Royale for the world premiere of BTS’ explosive single “Dynamite” Music Video Choreography Version!

GROOVE IN BTS STYLE

Dance along to the music with two new Emotes choreographed by BTS. And use these Emotes beyond the show to bring some BTS style anywhere. These new moves will be available in the Item Shop starting September 23 at 8 PM EDT (September 24 at 9 AM KST).

Breaking out your BTS moves is easy. If you own these Fortnite Emotes, just head to the Locker tab in-game to make sure they’re equipped. Once they’re equipped, use them in Party Royale or elsewhere!

BTS ON REPEAT

Whether you can’t make it to the premiere or just want more BTS, join us for the rebroadcast on Saturday, September 26 at 8 AM EDT (9 PM KST) — happening again at the Main Stage!

HOW TO JOIN THE PARTY

Is this your first Party Royale event? If you need help joining the party, check out our guide for getting to the Main Stage in Party Royale. We recommend arriving early to the event.

And don’t let the mic drop just yet: after the premiere or rebroadcast, stick around at the Main Stage to listen to a run of BTS’ Dynamite Tropical Remix!

RECREATE THE DYNAMITE

You don’t have to wait until this weekend to partake in the festivities. Starting Tuesday, September 22 at 10 AM EDT (11 PM KST), jump into Fortnite Creative for a re-creation of the world of the original “Dynamite” music video — created by community members YU7A, TreyJTH, and SundayCW! Run around as if you were in the music video and complete challenges and minigames. Get the details on how to jump in at the re-creation’s Fortnite Creative webpage.

Veteran designers and artists behind Skullgirls and Indivisible form a new games studio: Future Club

Turning to the future

A veteran team of artists, programmers, and designers behind the award-winning games Skullgirls and Indivisible have banded together to form Future Club, a cooperatively structured independent game studio founded with the goal of creating games with handcrafted art and traditional 2D animation, engaging and responsive gameplay, and unique and memorable worlds.

"We love classic games and are mega influenced by them, but we picked the name Future Club because we want to think of the future too,” says Jonathan Kim, Senior Animator. “We want to make games that inspire kids and adults as much as our old favorites inspired us. 2D hand drawn animation has a long future ahead of it, and we want to see how far we can push the medium. Like the games that influenced us, our goal is to create games that are compelling and beautiful enough to be remembered long after their time."

“We wanted to start fresh with a company structure that was worker owned and gave everyone a say in the future of our organization,” says Francesca Esquenazi, CEO/Producer. “Future Club is an employee-owned cooperative game development studio, established with the belief that strong teams are greater than the sum of their parts. We value open, honest communication with peers, partners and players, and take pride in our strength as a team. I’m very excited to continue leading and working with such an incredibly talented and passionate team of game developers.”

Earl Gertwagen, Designer, explains why the team believes a co-op structure is so important to collaborative game design: “Games aren’t the sole effort of a single developer. We’re a highly diverse team of 15 developers, including artists, animators, programmers and designers, and we shipped our past games as a group effort of teamwork and communication. A co-op structure lets us put that philosophy into reality, and gives us all an equal role in shaping our future as a company alongside the games we make.”

“We’re so grateful to our fans for supporting us over the years. We love making games and want to keep making them with each other. ” says Mariel Kinuko Cartwright, Creative Director. “We’re excited to get the chance to develop our own IPs, and we can’t wait to get back to work designing games. Come hang out with us at the Future Club!”

Groovy puzzler Worm Jazz is out now on Switch

Wiggling to Switch today

Inconspicuous Creations is pleased to announce that its jazzy puzzler about a worm shuffling its way through a series of mazes, Worm Jazz, is out now on the Nintendo Switch eShop for $8.99 / £7.99 / €8.99 and during the first week of launch, a 10% discount on Steam for $6.99 / £5.19 / €5.69. Can you dig it?

Worm Jazz is a unique, wriggly puzzle game that combines the elongating body mechanic of Snake with the explosion-heavy demolition of Bomberman. You take control of Mr. Mark, an earthworm with a taste of smooth jazz and dapper headwear. Writhe your way through the many intricate, mind-bending mazes filled with mines, wormholes, and powerups! Shrink when you blow yourself up and expand when you scarf down some chow. Are you able to gobble up all the food on each stage to reach the highly coveted golden apple?

Worm Jazz appeals to every type of player: from puzzle aficionados who will enjoy unearthing the path through the labyrinthine levels, to the completionists who will attempt to gobble all the food in each stage; while casual players will enjoy the challenge of progressing through the 50+ stages. The open world overworld structure allows players to prioritise which tasks to tackle first, with wormholes and boulders popping up as new environments become available. With no timer, Worm Jazz can be played at your own pace and every move can be undone. This laid back atmosphere is complemented by a swanky soundtrack composed by jazz maestro Oliver Getz, who painstakingly put together loops of calming, upbeat tunes to chill out to. Worm Jazz can at times confound challengers, so this smooth soundtrack offers the chilled vibe needed to master the maze.

“Something I love about both video games and jazz is their unique ability to let us relax, focus, and chill out,” said Inconspicuous Creations founder and developer Yu He. “Worm Jazz is that in a nutshell. It can be very challenging, but in a cozy way. Like a Sunday crossword or sudoku puzzle on a rainy day. Only with a bopping bespoke soundtrack and nifty hats!”

Launching on the eShop for Nintendo Switch this summer Worm Jazz will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

Urouge joins the One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 roster this Fall, more gameplay released

Captain of the Fallen Monk Pirates

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced that “Mad Monk” Urouge will be joining the ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4 roster this fall as part of the game’s Character Pack 2, now officially titled “The Worst Generation Pack.” Using the power of his unnamed Devil Fruit, the smiling captain of the Fallen Monk Pirates is able to enhance both his physical size and strength to deliver devastating Karmic Punishment to his opponents.

In addition to Urouge, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4’s The Worst Generation Pack will also feature the previously announced “Red Flag” X Drake and “Massacre Soldier” Killer as new playable characters when it officially launches this fall.

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