Friday, May 6, 2011

505 Games Announce Naruto Shippuden 3D – The New Era Comes To The 3DS On 17th June

505 Games have announced they are bringing Naruto Shippuden 3D – The New Era to the UK on the Nintendo 3DS on 17th June. to celebrate this announcement, 505 Games have released a new trailer for the game. the trailer shows in-game action and it also provides some back ground story for the game and hints as to what you'll be doing. 

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Press Release

Milton Keynes – UK (06, May 2011) In advance of the games June launch, 505 Games have today launched an exclusive trailer for Naruto Shippuden 3D – The New Era coming to Nintendo® 3DS on 17th June 2011.

In the game, Naruto fans will be able to engage in a bespoke storyline based on the last events of the manga and animation series, featuring an all new female ninja character, Malice. The mysterious Five Kages, will also make their first videogame appearance in an adventure which spans nine different locations, with secret items and stages aplenty to be unlocked along the way.

The trailer, released today will give fans a taste of the action that awaits them on 17th June 2011when the game launches in the UK.

“Naruto is a franchise that inspires fierce loyalty amongst its fans, so we’re very conscious that any game featuring its characters has to be of a particular quality to keep them satisfied,” commented Ralph Pitt-Stanley, Commercial Director, 505 Games. "We’re proud to be the first publisher to bring Naruto into the 3rd gaming dimension, and hope this forms the basis for many more to come.”

About 505 Games Ltd.
505 Games is a multi-platform interactive video games company that publishes titles across the globe. Founded in 2006, 505 Games has offices across seven territories around the world, with six in Europe and one in the United States.

505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK and is dedicated to the publishing and distribution of computer and video games across the EMEA and Australia regions. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA II, and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.

For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit
About Tomy, Co., Ltd:
Tomy Co., Ltd. is the leading toy company in Japan with a broad portfolio of exciting toys, video games, card games etc.
Naruto was marketed since 2003, and saw the great retail sales in Japan, North America and Europe.
Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Tokyo, Tomy has offices in USA, UK, France, Thailand, Korea, China & Hong Kong..
Tomy is listed in the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

This Product is manufactured, distributed and sold under license from TV TOKYO Corporation and SHUEISHA,lnc.All Rights Reserved. Game and Software ©TOMY. TOMY and its logo are trademarks of TOMY Company, Ltd. Published by 505 Games s.r.l. LICENSED BY NINTENDO

Sony Europe Provide More Information On The "Welcome Back Program" And Update Identity Theft Protection

Sony Europe have revealed more details for the "Welcome Back Program" they will begin when the PSN is restored. PS3 PSN users will get a choice of 2 free PS3 games, from a selection of 5 games. PSP PSN users will get a choice of 2 free games from a selection of 4 games. The Names of the games will be revealed at a different time. it is also unclear if this means users with both a PSP and PS3 will get 4 free games.

Sony Europe have also explained a delay in providing information about their Identity Theft Protection offering. Sony USA have already detailed what they are offering PSN users based in the USA. because there are several countries in the EU, each with their own laws, its taking Sony some time to manage the situation. Sony hope to have more information and details on how to sign up to their Identity Theft Protection offering next week.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

505 Games Have Released New Screenshots And Behind The Scenes Photographs For Michael Phelps: Push the Limit

505 Games have released some new screenshots and behind the scenes photographs for their upcoming Xbox 360 Kinect game, Michael Phelps: Push the Limit. Michael Phelps: Push the Limit is coming out this June.


Behind The Scenes Pictures

Press Release

Milton Keynes, UK (04 May 2011) – 505 Games have today released a number of still images taken during the making of Michael Phelps: Push the Limit in advance of the game’s June launch.

Motion capture and in-game modeling images from behind the scenes show Phelps playing the game for the first time and the animators capturing his likeness for in-game rendering. In addition, a number of screenshots and renders are also included in this latest bundle of assets.

“I’m really excited to help bring a one-of-a-kind swimming video game to the market that is reflective of my competitive nature and passion for swimming,” commented Michael Phelps. “This definitely isn’t your typical video game.”

“It is an honour for everyone here at 505 to work with Michael Phelps, a truly transcendent athlete who has brought unprecedented glory to competitive swimming,” said Ian Howe, President of 505 Games. “His guidance and feedback have proven invaluable to the development process, and in-game he will mentor players on their journey from an unknown challenger to a powerful swimmer capable of beating the best in the world.”

Michael Phelps: Push the Limit is being developed by Blitz Games and published by 505 Games for release in June 2011. For more information on this title, please visit


About 505 Games
505 Games is a global publisher of video games, publishing games for all ages across multiple platforms including, Microsoft Xbox 360®, Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and DS, PC download, Facebook, iPhone®, Xbox LIVE®, and PlayStation®Network.

505 Games has offices in key territories around the world to publish and distribute its library of successful titles which include ArmA II, IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, the Cooking Mama World series, Naughty Bear, Backbreaker and Zumba Fitness.

505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes – UK, with international offices in Lyon (France), Munich (Germany), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain) and Los Angeles (U.S.A). A further network of key distribution partners based in Nordic territories and Australia enable global distribution of 505’s titles.

To see the latest releases, news and more about 505 Games go to:

About Michael Phelps Foundation
Michael Phelps Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on growing the sport of swimming and promoting healthy and active lives, especially for children. Established in 2008 by World Champion and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, the Foundation developed the im program in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America,, and Michael Phelps Swim School, which offers children water safety courses, recreational pool activities, swim training as well as health and wellness education. In addition, the Foundation established Level Field Fund – Swimming, a grant giving program that strives to bridge gaps in funding for uniquely talented swimmers whose opportunity to pursue excellence in the sport would otherwise be limited by their financial situation. For more information, please visit or

About Blitz Games:
Blitz Games is dedicated to creating engaging, mass-market, boxed console titles for all ages and across all platforms. A division of Blitz Games Studios, Blitz Games staff are experts in developing games for some of the world’s highest profile brands.
Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Square Enix Announce They Are Releasing Dead Island In The USA

Deep Silver and Square Enix have announced they are working together and Square Enix will release Dead Island in North America and South America. the game is coming out on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.

Press Release

LARKSPUR, CA – May 3, 2011 - Deep Silver and Square Enix, Inc. announced today a collaboration in which Square Enix will be the Americas region distributor for Dead Island™, the highly anticipated zombie action game with role-playing elements for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PCs.

“Square Enix’s impressive distribution and marketing capabilities, combined with their proven success with launching top-notch AAA titles, makes them the absolute best partner for Dead Island,” said Deep Silver Chief Operating Officer Geoff Mulligan. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with their dedicated and talented team and look forward to collaborating with them in order to bring Dead Island to gamers.”

Developed by Techland, Dead Island combines first-person action with a heavy focus on melee combat, character development and customization of a vast array of weapons. The engaging survival-focused gameplay aspects are combined with a rich and immersive storyline in which a small group of people find themselves in a tropical paradise turned into total chaos and carnage after a mysterious zombie outbreak. Cut off from the rest of the world, the player’s only chance to survive is to fight to the death and find a way to escape from the island.

With firearms and ammunition being scarce, the player must utilize day-to-day items as weapons for self-defense to fight off zombie hordes in intense, gruesome melee combat. Featuring four customizable, unique character classes and engrossing role-playing elements combined with an intense four player co-op experience, Dead Island stands out as one of the most comprehensive zombie experiences to date.

"Dead Island is a truly extraordinary title and we couldn’t be more excited about leveraging our unified Square Enix resources in bringing it to audiences in the Americas." said Mike Fischer, president and chief executive officer, Square Enix, Inc.

Dead Island will be released for Xbox 360, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC later this year.
Official website:
Twitter: @deadislandgame

About Deep Silver, Inc.
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 100 games worldwide since 2003 and is currently working on the launch of its highly-anticipated zombie action thriller, Dead Island™. Deep Silver, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH. For more information, please visit

About Techland
Techland is a leading Polish developer, publisher and distributor of PC and console games since 1991. Its proprietary Chrome Engine 5 technology is among the world's most advanced game engines, with full Xbox 360®, PC and PlayStation®3 system compatibility. With a staff of nearly 200 specialists in two development offices in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Techland is committed to delivering top-quality titles for worldwide markets. Currently the company is working on several high-profile titles for consoles and PCs.

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 57 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at

DEAD ISLAND and DEEP SILVER are registered trademarks or trademarks of Koch Media GmbH. DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, FINAL FANTASY, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. Windows, Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

D3Publisher Have Released A New Trailer And Screenshots For Dream Trigger

D3Publisher have released new in-game screenshots and an in-game video for their upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, Dream Trigger. both focus on some of the boss battles in the game.

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Sega Announce Guardian Heroes, A Sega Saturn Game, Is Coming Out On XBLA This Year

Sega have announced they are releasing Guardian Heroes on the XBLA this year. Guardian Heroes was originally a Sega Saturn game that was released by Treasure in 1996. this version will be re-mastered with enhanced graphics, online co-op, battle modes, and all new modes of play. Guardian Heroes is set to come out this Autumn.


Press Release

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO —5 May, 2011 —SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced the upcoming re-release of Guardian Heroes™, a classic Action-RPG Brawler by celebrated developers Treasure. Originally released for the SEGA Saturn™ in 1996, Guardian Heroes has been re-mastered with enhanced graphics, online co-op and battle modes, all-new modes of play, and more. The game will be available via Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft this autumn.

“Ever since we began to make SEGA’s classic Dreamcast and the Mega Drive titles available for modern systems, the fan response has been overwhelming – and the demand for their favourite games has been pouring in,” said Haruki Satomi, VP of Digital Business at SEGA. “Players have been clamoring for this treasured favourite from the Saturn days, and we cannot wait to show them what we have got for them.”

Guardian Heroes brings the Saturn favorite to life with new HD graphics, presenting Treasure’s iconic fast-paced gameplay on a new generation of hardware, with all of the convenience of purchase via instant download. The game also features:

Action-RPG Brawling: Choose one of five heroes to level up and guide along a branching storyline with five different endings
Friends, Foes, and Fighters: Play the game’s Story Mode alone or with a second player, or challenge Versus Mode with up to 12 players at once
Extended Gameplay: Time Attack Mode, Arcade Mode, Arrange Mode and more allow players to explore every nuance of 45 different fighters
Fully Re-Mastered: All-new graphics and visual effects bring the classic to life in a completely high-definition, widescreen presentation

For more information on Guardian Heroes, please visit

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA’s global website site is located at

About SEGA® of America, Inc.
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at

Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 5th May

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 5th May

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 4th May
  • PC: EA have admitted that Star Wars: The Old Republic could be delayed and pushed back to January 2012
  • QTE Blog: Zoo Entertainment Announce Wanted Corp For PC And The PS3 PSN
  • Timegate announce a new mode, Assault, will unlock in Section 8: Prejudice when there are 10M confirmed online kills
  • EA Announce FIFA 11 sold over 12M, Bad Company 2 sold over 7M, Medal of Honor, Hot Pursuit, Madden 11 sell over 5M each
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Solatorobo: Red the Hunter Comes Out Across Europe On 1st July
  • EA Financials, Digital sales up $67M, Boxed sales up $44M over this time last year. Q4 profit of $151M.
  • Anonymous deny they're responsible for the PSN Hack. type of hack is not part of their MO, distance themselves from it
  • Disney confirm there have been layoffs at Black Rock Studios, devs behind Split/Second. current game still in development
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 4th May
  • Harmonix announce they're not releasing Rock Band 4 this year, continue to release DLC, over 100M songs downloaded
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Captain America: Super Soldier