Digital Manga Publishing brings Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D Manga to comiXology

Digital Manga Publishing brings Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D Manga to comiXology

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Kansas City, MO /NY, NY 6/8/11 – Digital Manga Publishing announced today that they are partnering with comiXology, the leading distributor of digital comics, to digitally release their flagship manga title Vampire Hunter D vol. 1-3 to the comiXology storefront for the iOS, Android and Web.

Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D print edition manga was launched in 2007 by Digital Manga Publishing, adapting the well renowned series of prose novel series, which began in the 80’s. Kikuchi mixed elements of gothic horror, science fiction and romance with the classic Western to produce a wholly original, post-apocalyptic vision of the distant future, where humanity is ruled by vampires and tormented by a host of creatures including demons, werewolves and mutants, as well as half-human, half-vampire ‘dhampirs’ like the series’ namesake, D.

“Manga has been in the brick and mortar comic book shops for several decades and Digital Manga Publishing would like to carry on that tradition to the digital frontier,” said Fred Lui, VP-Production of Digital Manga. ”We are partnering with comiXology because of the ubiquitous platform that they have built and the amazing reading experience they are able to provide.” The Vampire Hunter D manga and novels have an international fan base, having sold more than 17 million copies around the world. The property has also been adapted into two anime movies, an audio drama, and a video game. The entry of the Vampire Hunter D manga into the digital edition arena will prove to be equally successful, especially with the reading experience when delivered through comiXology’s Comic App.

“The addition of Digital Manga’s Vampire Hunter D with it’s rich story telling is a great addition to our platform,’ said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. “The manga looks especially vibrant in our Guided View format on the iPad and we look forward to adding more of Digital Manga’s titles to our platform in the coming months.”

Through this partnership Digital Manga Publishing will be releasing more of their acclaimed titles through comiXology platform.

All volumes of Vampire Hunter D will be available on the comiXology platform for $9.99 each with 20 pages of the first volume can be read for free. You can find their dedicated web storefront at comics.comixology.com/dmp and all purchases are buy once, read anywhere.

Mortal Kombat Klassic DLC Pack Now Available

Mortal Kombat Klassic DLC Pack Now Available

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios announce today that the first DLC pack for the legendary fighting game Mortal Kombat is officially available. Featuring all of the of the pre-order content in one set, this collection consists of seven pre-order klassic character skins for Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Mileena, Jade and Kitana and klassic fatalities for Reptile, Scorpion and Sub-Zero. It is now available for purchase on Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade for 400 Microsoft Points or $4.99 on PlayStation Network.

If you are attending E3, please be sure to stop by the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment booth (South Hall 2401) to check out the upcoming new DLC content – all-new warrior Skarlet – where she will be playable for the first time.

Mortal Kombat is the most brutal installment of the legendary fighting game to date and is currently available on the PlayStation(r)3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in 2011. The game, along with the upcoming DLC, have all been developed by NetherRealm Studios, led by Mortal Kombat creator and creative director Ed Boon.

Pride of Nations Out Now

Pride of Nations Out Now

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E3, 7th June 2011 – Paradox Interactive and AGEOD have today released their turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century Pride of Nations. Exclusively on PC, Pride of Nations has a recommended retail price of $19.99.

Pride of Nations is a turn-based historical strategy game set in the colonial era of the 19th century, where the player takes control of a country and guides it through industrialization, military conquest and colonization.

Download the Pride of Nations demo here:
http://www.prideofnationsgame.com/media/demos

Features:
* Immerse yourself in realistic historical gameplay set on a global map
* Play as the world’s Great Powers between 1850 and 1920
* Lead one of eight different countries, each with its own personality and agenda: the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Russia, Austria-Hungary, or Italy
* Experience the most original diplomatic model ever created for a grand strategy game
* Discover an involved colonization and exploration system.
* Fight against a strong, non-scripted AI through a number of new game mechanics • Battle it out with others in multiplayer with a new simultaneous turn-based engine * Engage in a detailed world economy with realistic components

MICROVOLTS LAUNCHES JUNE 9

MICROVOLTS LAUNCHES JUNE 9

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Markham, Canada June 7, 2011 – Rock Hippo Productions Ltd announced today that the online cartoon style third-person action shooter, MicroVolts will officially launch on June 9th. Featuring all new content, players can expect non-stop fun and fast-paced action in this much-anticipated toy shooter. To kick off the official launch, players can compete for prizes in a free-for-all “Free The Hippo” tournament on Saturday, June 18. The full game will be available for free at http://www.MicroVolts.com/ beginning June 9th.

The much anticipated third-person action shooter will launch with a variety of new features and content including an all new map revealed at launch, new character sets, weapons and costumes. MicroVoltershave already started their own clans, and now they’ll have a place to call home with the all-new Clan Hall where players can create, manage or join a clan and compete to rule the MicroWorld.

Players will also find new exclusive weapons, parts, accessories and items to make their action figure truly unique. In addition to all of the new content, MicroVolts will host a “Free The Hippo Tournament” a free-for-all mode tournament taking place on Saturday, June 18th where players can compete for MP and Hippo-In-Style costume sets.

“Our team has been working very hard to create a unique blend of action and strategy in the midst of a toy war, and the moment all fans have been waiting for is finally here,” said Howard He, President and CEO of Rock Hippo Productions. “We’re delighted to announce the release date for this one-of-a-kind title and invite newcomers and veterans of shooter games to check it out come Thursday.”

MicroVolts features fast paced, third person shooter action and pits players against each other in a secret battle that has been waged and going unnoticed right in our own backyard for years. No one knows for sure when or where the first toy declared war but rumor has it that the uprising began with four original limited edition figures, code named MicroVolts. Battle lines were drawn when Naomi, Knox, Pandora, and C.H.I.P.–the prototypes a–were soon joined by an endless number of modified versions. Now, toy figures around the world are engaged in an all-out war for valuable battery resources and supremacy of the Micro World. All we can do now is stay out of their way and wait for a champion to be declared! Featuring a ton of weapons, inventive character designs, and a huge list of customization features, MicroVolts is destined to invigorate and re-energize the Free2play space.

Game modes include Free for All, Team Deathmatch, Item Match, Capture the Battery, Elimination, Zombie Mode and many more featuring various toy-concept maps.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE: RISE OF ISENGARD TO LAUNCH ON SEPT 27

THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE: RISE OF ISENGARD TO LAUNCH ON SEPT 27

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NEEDHAM, MA – June 7, 2011– Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turbine announced today The Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard, the next expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) will launch on September 27, 2011. Players across North America and Europe can pre-purchase Rise of Isengard to receive special benefits starting today at http://www.lotro.com/isengard.

“Our journey through Middle-earth is now taking us to one of its most iconic locations,” said Aaron Campbell, Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online, Turbine. “The new regions are going to be truly epic in scale, story, and challenge. In addition to the wealth of features and content coming in September, players who pre-purchase the expansion will be able to use their bonus items immediately as they prepare for the launch of Rise of Isengard.”

THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE: RISE OF ISENGARD FEATURES:

Ø Explore Three New Regions! — The time has come for you to turn eastward, toward the vale of Isengard. Where ancient forests once flourished, a corrupted waste of metal and wheels suffers under the thrall of the traitorous wizard Saruman. Here, in the shadows of the tower of Orthanc, gathers an army of Orcs and Uruk-hai, toiling to make ready for war. Forge ahead into these devastated lands and uncover new quests, skills, and traits as you strive to thwart Saruman’s ambition.
– Dunland – Adventure amidst the bright forests in the foothills of the southern Misty Mountains. Beware the Dunland Clans, rugged warriors tempted by the dark promise of power.
– Gap of Rohan – Battle over the legendary pass between Eriador and the plane of Rohan. This key strategic point must be defended against the ambitions of Sauron.
– Isengard – Explore Orthanc, one of the iconic Two Towers as it rises over the once beautiful Isengard valley. The once beautiful vale now desecrated beyond imagination by the Wizard Saruman the betrayer.

Ø Advance to Level 75!
– Face new challenges and continue to forge your own legend in Middle-earth with all-new epic quests, skills, and deeds as you fight new enemies on your journey to level 75!

Ø Master the Legendary New 24-Player Raid!
– Face the ancient evil of Draigoch, one of the most powerful creatures in Middle-earth! Prepare for the ultimate challenge where nothing less than the strength of an entire force of 24 heroes stands the chance of victory.

Starting today, players can take can take advantage of three special pre-purchase offers to celebrate the release of the third major expansion to LOTRO:

Ø Rise of Isengard Base Edition – Includes the full Rise of Isengard expansion plus:
– Steed of the Gap, a new in-game mount with matching red cosmetic cloak for every character on your account
– In-game title – Guard of the Isen
– 25% XP boost for all characters on an account up to level 65

Ø Rise of Isengard Heroic Edition – Includes the full Rise of Isengard expansion plus:
– 1,000 Turbine Points for use in the LOTRO Store
– Steed of the Gap, a new in-game mount with choice of matching cosmetic cloak and armor in your choice of red, white or green for every character on your account
– In-game title – Guard of the Isen
– 25% XP boost for all characters on an account up to level 65

Ø Rise of Isengard Legendary Edition — – Includes the full Rise of Isengard expansion plus:
– 1,000 Turbine Points for use in the LOTRO Store
– All three Steeds of the Gap, new in-game mounts with matching cosmetic cloak and armor in all three colors for every character on your account
– In-game title – Guard of the Isen
– 25% XP boost for all characters on an account up to level 65
– Access to the Path of the Fellowship Quest Packs including Trollshaws, Eregion, Moria, Lothlorien and Mirkwood

Players will have access to all of the bonus items including the new mount, cosmetic cloak and armor, in-game title and XP boost immediately after purchase. The Rise of Isengard expansion itself will be available to play on September 27, 2011. These special offers will only be available for a limited time.

UTV True Games Officially Launches Faxion Online

UTV True Games Officially Launches Faxion Online

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Austin, Texas—May 26, 2011- (Virtual Press Office) —UTV True Games, an international publisher of multi-player online games, today announced the official launch of Faxion Online, the irreverent free-to-play massively multiplayer role playing game that pits players against one another in the eternal struggle between Heaven and Hell.

MMOGames.com calls Faxion Online ”a one-of-a-kind MMORPG experience that offers a world that feels truly alive.” MMORPG.com adds, “expect some throw back PvP for everyone.”

“A whimsical take on the good-vs.-evil mythology of heaven and hell,” says Curse.com, “with humor abound across its many levels and PvP areas.” Massively.com praises Faxion Online for its “unique blend of tongue-in-cheek humor.”

To celebrate the official launch of Faxion Online, UTV True Games is giving away an iPad 2 to one lucky fan. To enter, simply “Like” Faxion Online on Facebook. The winner will be randomly selected on June 9, 2011.

Faxion Online delivers aggressive and robust PVP gameplay and a unique territory control system that allows the opposing factions to battle for the fate of the seven deadly sins. Players begin their quest for dominance of war-torn Limbo, battling their way through each location in the game represented by the sins. With a unique multi-classing system, players will have the freedom to play the way they want with achievement and glory through adventure and combat.

For more information and to download and play the game, visit http://www.FaxionOnline.com