• VOL. VII . . . No. 7
  • Sunday, April 1, 2012
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MonkeyPaw Games Announce Partnership for $500,000 Kickstarter campaign

Class of Heroes 2 on Kickstarter

MonkeyPaw Games Announce Partnership for $500,000 Kickstarter campaign

HOKKAIDO — MonkeyPaw Games Inc., in partnership with GAIJINWORKS LLC, today announced a collaborative partnership for a new Kickstarter campaign that aims to raise $500,000 to help pave the way for a hybrid digital/deluxe physical release for the first of many Japanese RPGs.

MonkeyPaw Games announced they are picking up Class of Heroes 2, created by acclaimed Japanese developer Acquire Corp., for release in the US and Europe. They will use Kickstarter to fund additional improvements to the game as well as offer a premium Deluxe Pack physical release of Class of Heroes 2 on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. The campaign is a call to arms for all J-RPG fans with the hope of being able to bring even more import titles to Western markets in the future. The exciting campaign aims to satisfy hardcore game collectors with an old-school premium Deluxe Pack physical release in limited edition, which will only be available to Kickstarter supporters.

Class of Heroes 2 will be the first PSP® system title to test J-RPG fan power across Kickstarter. The game is a charming take on the Wizardry-style dungeon crawl games with a twist - all the party members are drawn from a pool of newly-enrolled students at a Sword and Sorcery School. The game features 10 classes to choose from: Novice, Fighter, Swordsman, Ranger, Monk, Ninja, Sorcerer, Puppeteer, Idol, and one Mystery Class. Once the party is created, quests are offered. The party can choose their adventure path, unlocking even more distant and dangerous areas to conquer as they grow in power and confidence.

Monster parties can be more than one level deep in a single combat episode, leading to epic encounters of up to 12 or more monsters at a time. Managing a party's ranged and melee skills can be the difference between victorious life and an ignominious death. No dungeon crawler would be complete without an occasional boss, and CoH2 excels with nail-biting super-encounters littered on the path between your party and ultimate victory.

Mount & Blade Warband: Napoleonic Wars Multiplayer DLC

European Soldiers Take the Battlefield This Spring in Latest Expansion for Critically Acclaimed Action RPG

NEW YORK — From occupying Calradia to the invasion of Russia, Warband fans will have a new war to look forward to this year. Paradox Interactive and Taleworlds Entertainment today announced the next DLC for popular action RPG Mount & Blade Warband. Napoleonic Wars is a multiplayer expansion pack that will take players back to the final years of Napoleon's conquest in this massive update for the definitive open-world sandbox series.

Developed by Flying Squirrel Entertainment and Taleworlds Entertainment, Napoleonic Wars will support multiplayer battles of up to 250 soldiers and enables players the chance to create a character from 220 unique units available, all hailing from five different European nations. Fight battles with your tried and true sabre or utilize newly introduced artillery pieces such as cannons and rockets in this historically accurate and immersive 19th century experience like no other.

Patrol the RiotZone

HAMBURG — Leading publisher Mail.RU Games unveiled recently new features for their fast paced PVP war title, Riot Zone, free to play from anywhere without any downloads. The recent patch expands the actions players can take, even while logged off.

CrimeCraft Wants to Know, Why U Mad?

NEW YORK — Vogster Online is bringing a little mean spirited fun to CrimeCraft this Spring with new meme-inspired clothing items, an Easter event and Steam Trading integration.

Crusader Kings II Ruler Designer DLC Announced!

Who do you want to be in Crusader Kings II?

NEW YORK — The past is littered with the names of fallen monarchs, mad kings and usurped rulers. Ignominy is their legacy. Now is the time to create history's greatest ruler in your own image as Paradox Interactive have today announced a brand new DLC for their hit strategy game Crusader Kings II allowing you to create and customize the most loved or most feared king or queen the world has ever known!

Who do you want to be today in Crusader Kings II? It is the question that every player faces; still finding that perfect character to play is always the challenge. You may have found the perfect place but well the man who has it just isn't quite right. A stat is a little too low, that trait is a little annoying, he could really do with an heir, the less said about the nose the better, and why does he have such a stupid name?

Crusader Kings II: Ruler Designer DLC will be released on the 17th of April to a suggested retail price of $4.99 USD.

Wheels of Destruction Joins PSN

CALIFORNIA — Gelid Games' upcoming vehicular combat title Wheels of Destruction has been invited to participate in PSN Spring Fever — as a result, Gelid is thrilled to announce that a new release date is set for April 3, 2012

Reverb Publishing and Exis Interactive Strike Deal to Release Majestic-12

Futuristic 3D Action Sidescroller to Debut at PAX East with Reverb at Booth 808

CALIFORNIA — ntergalactic turmoil has taken root as the next addition to Reverb Publishing's 2012 release slate. Reverb Publishing today announced plans to release Exis Interactive's Majestic-12, a 3D action sidescroller for digital download platforms. Majestic-12 will make its official debut when gamers get their hands on the stylized, futuristic human vs. aliens co-op action at PAX East 2012 (April 6-8) at the Reverb Publishing booth (808).

Aliens, once in alliance with mankind, have uncovered man's plot to turn against them. An all-out firefight ensues and your fellow Majestic-12 councilmen are taken captive. As one of the few surviving Majestic-12 members, it is your job to put an end to the evil alien revenge! Featuring intense co-op action with a decidedly retro run-and-gun feel, Majestic-12 sets players in a bullet hell environment amongst core-casual gameplay that's easy to pick up hard to master.

Go Crazy with GameMill Entertainment's Gogo's Crazy Bones Game for Nintendo DS Available Now

Puzzles, Collectable Gogo's, Unlockable Rewards and More for Hours of Interactive Gogo's Crazy Bones Fun!

MINNESOTA — GameMill Entertainment, an independent publisher of entertaining mass-market video games, today announced the release of Gogo's Crazy Bones the game for the Nintendo DS™ family of hand-held systems. The game, which brings the popular Gogo's Crazy Bones characters to digital life, is now available in retail stores nationwide for $29.99.

Gogo's Crazy Bones are small, colorful, figurines with endless gaming, collecting and learning possibilities. Developed by Magic Box International and PPI Worldwide Group and distributed in the US by JDNA, the collectable sensation has taken the toy market by storm, topping collectables sales charts around the world.

Side Scrolling Action RPG Brawler Dungeon Blitz Launches

GEORGIA — Dragon Blitz — a free-to-play, side-scrolling brawler with light RPG and MMO elements — has been launched by Blue Mammoth Games.

The start-up's founders, both with deep experience developing AAA titles for hardcore gamers, set out to create a game that offers players a full featured, multiplayer game challenge, even if they only have a few minutes to play.

Dungeon Blitz combines the fast paced combat of side-scrollers with the character development and customization of RPGs and the social interaction and cooperative combat of MMOs. New players can immediately jump into the action and play a full game session in as little as 10 minutes.

3 Sprockets Release Award-Winning Indie Tower Defence Game Cubemen

Get Ready for Crazy Cubemen Action with its' launch on App Store, Mac App Store and PC digital download services.

MELBOURNE — 3 Sprockets, an indie development micro studio, today announced that its award-winning, fast paced, action packed original 3D Tower Defence game Cubemen is now available through the App Store for iPad 2/3. Cubemen is also available for OSX through the Mac App Store and PC digital download services including Steam and Desura.

Featuring streamlined stunning visuals that keep the focus solely on gameplay and strategy, Cubemen is the age old struggle of Good vs. Evil.

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