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ACTIVISION

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ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. ushers in THE NEXT-GENERATION OF GAMING AT electronic entertainment expo 2013

Targeted Line-up Includes Call of Duty®: Ghosts, DestinyTM and Skylanders SWAP ForceTM

London, UK – 7th June, 2013 – Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is ushering in the next-generation of gaming at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from 11th – 13th June, 2013 with a blockbuster line up that features some of the industry’s biggest franchises.  On display at Activision’s booth #647 in the South Hall, the company’s slate includes Call of Duty®: GhostsDestiny and Skylanders SWAP Force.

“This is obviously a big year – not just for Activision, but for the entire industry,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.  “There’s a console transition coming and naturally, everyone wants to see what new possibilities that will unleash in the games.  We remain laser focused on delivering the things we know our gamers care about most: great gameplay, immersive worlds, and cool innovations.  And that’s what our amazing line up at E3 this year will deliver.”

Activision’s E3 Slate Includes: 
Call of Duty: Ghosts – Developed by Infinity Ward, the studio that created the original Call of Duty® and the critically-acclaimed Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® series, Call of Duty: Ghosts is the next generation of Call of Dutyand a stunning leap forward for the franchise.  The game delivers an all-new world, setting and cast of characters, all powered by a new, next-generation engine. For the first time, gamers play as the underdog, fighting as part of a single squad against an enemy that has superior numbers and firepower. Call of Duty: Ghosts’ next-gen engine delivers gameplay innovations throughout the entire game, including several new multiplayer features that will be unveiled in the coming months. The game is expected to release on 5thNovember, 2013 for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC.  (Developed for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 system and Windows PC; not yet rated by PEGI.)

Destiny – Activision in partnership with Bungie, the creators of Halo®, will showcase Destiny, the next evolution in interactive entertainment that brings first-person action gamers together in a shared, persistent online world filled with sweeping adventures.  Destiny casts players as Guardians of the last city on Earth, who will traverse the ancient ruins of our solar system from the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus.  Able to wield incredible power, gamers must battle humanity’s enemies and reclaim all that was lost during the collapse of mankind’s Golden Age.  In a story-driven universe,Destiny’s saga unfolds through grand tales and epic adventures by immersing players in a bold new universe filled with cooperative, competitive, public, and social activities, all seamlessly connected.  (Developed for the PlayStation 4 system, PlayStation 3 system, Xbox One and Xbox 360; not yet rated by PEGI.)

Skylanders SWAP Force – Activision’s Skylanders SWAP Force continues to build upon the success of the award-winning franchise’s signature gameplay and collectible toy experience with the introduction of an innovative feature – dynamic swapability.  Kids and gamers will have unprecedented levels of choice in how they explore Skylands and battle Kaos by swapping the top and bottom halves of the toys to transform 16 SWAP ForceTM characters into more than 250 unique combinations. Set in a richly detailed world of next generation visual fidelity, Skylanders SWAP Force takes kids on an all-new adventure with 32 never-before-seen heroic characters that each offer unique powers and personalities.  The game also features new abilities – such as flying, climbing, and teleporting, which can be used in special areas of Skylands.  Additionally, fans can play with their entire collection of 100+, forward-compatible toys from both Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure® andSkylanders Giants .  Skylanders SWAP Force is set to release in the UK on 18th October.  Fans can pre-order Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Packs in the UK on 7th June; all games pre-ordered at participating retailers will also come with a free Skylanders toy. (Developed by Vicarious Visions for the PlayStation 4 system, PlayStation 3 system, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo; the Wii™ from Nintendo version is in development by Beenox; the portable Nintendo 3DS™ version is in development by n-Space; not yet rated by PEGI.)

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SQUARE ENIX

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SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES E3 2013 LINEUP

Diverse Lineup Highlighted by Signature Franchises, Compelling New Properties and Expanding Platforms

First Look at the Next Generation of FINAL FANTASY

LONDON (June 6, 2013) –Square Enix today announced its broad spectrum of next-generation and current generation console, PC and mobile game products to be unveiled during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013, June 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth #1647. The company’s portfolio features new games from signature franchises, a re-imagined classic along with compelling new properties.

FINAL FANTASY®, one of the most successful game franchises of all time, will have a dominant presence in the publisher’s booth with both FINAL FANTASY® XIV: A Realm Reborn™, a stunning massively multiplayer online role playing game that will enable players to create their own FINAL FANTASY adventure, and LIGHTNING RETURNS™: FINAL FANTASY® XIII, the epic conclusion to the series. Square Enix will also unveil the first look at the next-generation of FINAL FANTASY.

THIEF™ is the reinvention of a classic franchise that allows players to step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and solitary thief with an unrivaled set of skills. The most challenging heists, the most inaccessible loots, the best kept secrets: nothing is out of Garrett’s reach. The mystery thriller Murdered: Soul Suspect will haunt attendees as an entirely new game property where the main character travels through both a modern day Salem, Massachusetts and a ghost world to solve his own murder. Square Enix will also introduceDeus Ex®: The Fall™, the new installment of the award winning DEUS EXseries. Additional mobile and tablet games will also be at E3.

“Square Enix continues to show its global creative presence like no other game publisher with products from its internal studios around the world as well as key partners,” said Yosuke Matsuda, representative director of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. “As the industry continues to diversify and expand Square Enix is poised to lead that change with products showcased at this year’s E3.”

Along with hands-on demonstrations of many games, E3 attendees will be able to experience exclusive theater presentations for FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm RebornTHIEF and Murdered: Soul Suspect.

For the audience not attending E3, Square Enix will host an innovative live online broadcast from its booth, allowing the publisher’s passionate community to get a sneak peak at the new titles’ content and interact with Square Enix developers. Viewers worldwide will be able to tune in for the duration of the show (June 11 to June 13, 2013) for a unique insider’s perspective into Square Enix at the show. For a full schedule please visit:

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The announced E3 lineup for Square Enix:

Consoles and PC 

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) to have been completely rebuilt from the ground up with a focus on all systems, gameplay and player experience. FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn invites players to explore the realm of Eorzea with friends from around the world.

Platforms: PlayStation®3 system, Windows® PC
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Available: August 27

THIEF

Thief is the reinvention of the classic franchise that allows players to take on the role of Garrett, the Master Thief. As the tide is about to turn in the City, Garrett, takes cover amidst the growing uprising and sneaks into the Baron’s manor to steal his most prized possession.

Platforms: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (A Square Enix Company)
Available: 2014

MURDERED: SOUL SUSPECT

The hardest case to solve is one’s own murder. Murdered: Soul Suspect takes players into a whole new realm of mystery where the case is personal and the clues just out of reach. When Ronan O’Connor, a detective with a checkered past, gets caught up in a violent burglary, his life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal and relentless killer. Shocked to find himself in the afterlife, his only escape from the limbo world of ‘Dusk’ is to uncover the truth behind his killer, track him down and bring him to justice using his detective instinct and newfound supernatural abilities.

Platforms: Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 system, Windows PC
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Airtight Games
Available: Early 2014

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII
As Lightning, it is your mission to save souls so they may be brought to a new world. However, with only thirteen days remaining, not everyone can be saved.  Armed with all-new weapons, player customization and battle abilities, you are in a race against time to fully understand your destiny.  It all ends here.

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 system
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Available: February 14, 2014

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX

Fully remastered in high-def,  KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX is a compilation of the critically acclaimed  KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX and  KINGDOM HEARTS Re:Chain of Memories titles. Players can now relive the origins of the celebrated franchise with Sora, Riku and the colorful cast of Disney characters, including Mickey, Donald and Goofy.

Platform: PlayStation®3 system
Developer: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Available: September 13 (Europe)

DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION® – DIRECTOR’S CUT

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut is the enhanced return to one of the most critically acclaimed video game franchises of all time. By offering players the chance to advance through the game in multiple and vastly different ways, DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION – DIRECTOR’S CUT provides an experience where every choice has a lasting consequence. Director’s Cutfeatures include visual improvements, overhauled boss fights, reinforced combat mechanics and much more making it the ultimate HUMAN REVOLUTIONexperience.

Platform: Nintendo Wii U™
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (A Square Enix Company)
Available: 2013

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster

FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster  takes players into the adventures of Tidus and Yuna in beautifully remastered high definition.

Platforms: PlayStation®3 system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system
Available: 2013

Mobile and Tablet 

Deus Ex: The Fall

DEUS EX: THE FALL is the next chapter of the award winning DEUS EX series. Developed by Square Enix Ltd. in collaboration with the original DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION team at Eidos-Montréal and N-Fusion, DEUS EX: THE FALLis a story driven action-RPG and the first DEUS EX in the series to be released on mobile and tablet devices.

Platform: iOS
Developer: Square Enix Ltd./ Eidos-Montréal/ N-Fusion
Available: Summer

MINI NINJAS®

Mini Ninjas is the first mobile and tablet game in the action adventure franchise.  Based on authentic ninja values, this beautiful, fast-paced game takes players on an epic journey, free from gruesome violence and high on Ninja fun. Hiro and his Mini Ninja friends run, jump and slash their way through spellbound lands to retrieve the stolen artefact from the dragon.

Platform: iOS, Android
Developer: Magic Pockets SAS
Available: Now

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505 GAMES

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505 GAMES ANNOUNCES E3 2013 LINEUP
Milton Keynes, UK – June 6, 2013 – Global videogame publisher 505 Games today announced its product lineup for this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11-13. Highly anticipated titles PAYDAY 2Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons andTAKEDOWN: Red Sabre lead the game’s being showcased in West Hall, meeting room #505.“At this year’s E3, 505 Games will showcase the company’s most diverse line-up yet,” said Ian Howe, president, 505 Games North America. “Our titles appeal to a wide range of gamers across all genres and platforms and there is no better place to unveil them than at E3.”PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington D.C. for an epic crime spree. The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to major league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. Up to four friends co-operate on the hits and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding.PAYDAY 2 is in development by Overkill Software for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 Network and Windows® PC via Steam by Valve® Corporation. The game will be released this summer and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.TAKEDOWN: Red Sabre is a deadly tactical shooter that is perfect for the player who chooses to engage in deliberate and methodical gameplay as opposed to gamers who want to run in with guns blazing.  Gamers experience lethal, close-quarters battles as a member of the elite Red Sabre team and each scenario is designed to emulate the tactics employed by SWAT teams and SOF units in taking down small numbers of dangerous adversaries. Non-linear environments allow for multiple routes, tactics and added replayability.TAKEDOWN: Red Sabre is in development by Serellan, a team of veteran developers who have worked on acclaimed titles in the Ghost ReconHalo,SOCOMSWAT and F.E.A.R. franchises. The team is led by Christian Allen, the former creative director of the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise. The game will be released this fall on the Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft as an arcade game for Xbox 360 and for Windows PC via Steam by Valve Corporation. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.In Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, two young boys, desperate to cure their ailing father, are left with but one option. They must set out upon a journey to find and bring back the “Water of Life” as they come to rely on one another to survive. One must be strong where the other is weak, brave where the other is fearful, they must be… Brothers.  In Brothers – A Tale of Two Sonsplayers guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director Josef Fares. Gamers control both brothers at once as they experience co-op play like never before as they solve puzzles, explore varied locations and fight boss battles all while controlling one brother with each thumb stick. This is one journey you will never forget. Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons is in development by Starbreeze Studios for Xbox Live as an arcade game for Xbox 360, PlayStation®Network and Windows PC via Steam by Valve Corporation.  The game will be released this summer and has been rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB.Ever wondered how you would handle being a castaway on a zombie infested island with no foreseeable way out? How to Survive is a third-person action adventure game that equips players to stay alive in a world where the outbreak of an unknown virus has turned most of the population into zombies. How to Survive puts players in the center of the action as someone who, after an accident, finds themselves on an island amidst a small archipelago off the coast of Colombia … but there are other inhabitants. In order to make it through the day and night, gamers must learn to fulfill the most basic of needs, such as seeking food, water and shelter, as well as crafting dozens of tools and weapons from fishing rods to Molotov cocktails.How to Survive is in development for Xbox Live as an arcade game for Xbox 360, PlayStation®Network and Windows PC via Steam by Valve Corporation. The game will be released in the fall and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.The critically acclaimed Terraria is headed to mobile platforms so gamers on the go experience all of the digging, fighting, exploring and building that PC and console gamers have been raving about.  Players explore vast and vibrant worlds with friends and face the treacherous perils of Terrariaincluding hundreds of twisted foes, magical creatures and mighty bosses. Gamers literally dig to the ends of the earth and then craft with what they discover to make amazing armor, weapons and other items in order to build fantastic dwellings using only their imagination as their limit – Terraria is their canvas. Terraria for mobile platforms will be released this summer.Rounding out the 505 roster is Ashes Cricket 2013 includes a brand new game engine creating a truly authentic gaming experience. Batsmen have 360 degree control over shot placement, requiring impeccable placement and timing to build an innings. A new line and length bowling system gives bowlers the tools to set plans for batsmen throughout a day’s play and players have complete freedom to set a field of their choice.  Ashes Cricket 2013 will release in line with the beginning of the 2013 Investec Ashes Series and will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation®Network and Windows PC.

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EA

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TUNE IN ON JUNE 10 FOR THE UNVEIL OF EA’S NEXT GENERATION
“The Download: EA 2013 Preview” Will Feature New Video and Gameplay of EA’s Hottest Next-Gen Games
LONDON, UK – June 6, 2013 – The next generation of games from Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) will finally be revealed on Monday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. PT (4:00 p.m. ET) exclusively on Spike TV and streaming on<gp_link type=”http” loc=”//www.ea.com/e3″>www.ea.com/e3. “The Download: EA 2013 Preview” will feature the a first look at EA SPORTS™ UFCFIFA 14Madden NFL 25NBA LIVE, the latest fromNeed for Speed™ Rivals and the live world premiere of Battlefield 4™ all-out multiplayer warfare – and other surprises.E3 attendees will be the first to get hands-on of Battlefield 4, experience next generation sports titles in the EA SPORTS IGNITE Lab, test drive Need For Speed Rivals and more all at EA’s booth #1601 in the south hall. EA will be showcasing titles for the Xbox One™, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®4 and PC. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) from June 11-13.Media demos for upcoming mobile titles such as the PopCap™ studio’s highly-anticipated Plants vs. Zombies™ 2, EA’s Ultima™ Forever, and Fightback,developed by renowned studio Ninja Theory and published by Chillingo, will be held at the JW Marriott by appointment only.Product information, assets and exclusive EA content will be available throughout the show at <gp_link type=”http” loc=”//www.ea.com/e3″>www.ea.com/e3. Follow EA on Twitter® at<gp_link type=”http” loc=”//www.twitter.com/ea”>www.twitter.com/ea and on Facebook® at <gp_link type=”http” loc=”//www.facebook.com/ea”>www.facebook.com/ea.

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MAJESCO

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MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT INVITES YOU TO CHECK OUT ITS E3 LINE-UP South Hall Meeting Room #308A

Video game publisher Majesco Entertainment invites you to see and play two of its upcoming titles at E3, June 11-13, 2013, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Zumba® Fitness World Party Game Info: 
Zumba® Fitness World Party takes you on a cultural joyride around the world, and is the latest release in the best-selling Zumba® Fitness video game franchise that has sold more than nine million copies worldwide and ranks as the #2 fitness franchise of all time. This ground-breaking new dance-fitness experience unites you with the global Zumba® community while offering all of the fitness features you need to maximize your workout. Travel the world with celebrity Zumba® instructors; move to a cultural mix of dance styles across 40+ fresh songs and routines; and unlock rewards that reveal the rich heritage of each location.

Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff Game Info: 
There’s a whole lot of stuff to do during the 104 days of summer vacation and Phineas andFerb want to do it all! Join these charismatic step-brothers of invention as they create, travel and explore in their quest for artifacts to fill out the Museum of Cool. Perry the pet platypus, aka Agent P, has their backs when bumbling villain Dr. Doofenshmirtz unleashes his latest obscure“-inator” devices designed to take over the entire Tri-state area!

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PLAYSTATION

PlayStation has posted a look back on their previous E3 announcements. It makes for an entertaining read about the past.

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Get ready for the future of gaming with PS4 at E3 2013, by taking a look at the highlights from past E3 conferences.

With PlayStation 4 and many new games waiting to be revealed, E3 2013 promises to be a slam-bang explosion of excitement. So take a stroll down memory lane with us and enjoy the electrifying highlights from previous Sony Computer Entertainment E3 conferences.

1995 – The start of something special

The first ever Electronic Entertainment Expo – or E3, as it’s more commonly known – staged the very first PlayStation system. This spectacular debut was made with Namco’s iconic racing title Ridge Racer, promising to drive its breathless arcade experience straight into your living room.

1996 – Video games step up to the next level

Big games and big names became the highlight of E3 in 1996, as juggernaut series Tomb RaiderRESIDENT EVILTEKKEN 2 and FINAL FANTASY VII all made the original PlayStation an essential system. Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot also span onto the scene, becoming a popular Sony Computer Entertainment mascot in the process.

1997 – “Snake? Snake!”

As E3 sneaked over from Los Angeles to Atlanta, Solid Snake crept back onto the video game scene with Metal Gear Solid on PlayStation. Revealed via a short trailer, there was no doubt Konami’s innovative stealth title stole the show.

1998 – Driving ambitions

The Real Driving Simulator Gran Turismo sped off with all the attention in 1998, offering eye-popping visuals and the most realistic handling ever experienced in a racing game. Other new titles caused a stir, including Syphon Filter and Silent Hill, making sure E3’s last time at Atlanta was one to remember.

1999 – A legend in the making

Sony Computer Entertainment turned up the heat in sunny Los Angeles with a stunning demonstration of PlayStation 2. No one knew back then that this new kid on the block would end up being the best-selling video game system of all time, but the seeds of the future were planted with a striking playable demo of Gran Turismo 2000 and a real-time demo of FINAL FANTASY VIII‘s famous ballroom scene.

2000 – Son of a Snake

Solid Snake was on everyone’s lips again, as Konami revealed its PS2 sequel, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. It was a dramatic demonstration of the system’s power as well as offering a glimpse into the sort of detailed and engaging gameplay experiences we would all be enjoying in the near future.

2001 – Nothing but the hits

E3 2001 was where the promise of PS2 became reality. Future classics were born in the shape of FINAL FANTASY XGrand Theft Auto 3Jak and Daxter: The Precursor LegacyDevil May Cry and ICO.

2002 – PS2 rises to the occasion

PS2 solidified its dominance with a showing of great sequels and intriguing new exclusives. Between Ratchet & ClankKingdom HeartsSly Raccoon and The Getaway, PS2 picked up a variety of awards from games journalists across the globe.

2003 – A breathtaking showcase

E3 is known for its surprises, although 2003 literally left audiences speechless with the announcement of PSP. After Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO Kazuo Hirai warmed up the crowd with a fantastic Gran Turismo 4 trailer on PS2, then Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi delivered the knockout blow by revealing a portable system that featured remarkable visuals and the ability to play movies and music on the move.

2004 – Portable power

With PSP fresh in everybody’s minds, the portable powerhouse showed everyone what it could do with titles such as WipEout PureMetal Gear Acid and MediEvil: Resurrection. PS2 snatched some of the limelight as well, with the now legendary God of War revealing itself for the first time.

2005 – Three is the magic number

PlayStation 3 exploded into life with dazzling demos, High Definition visuals and the ability to play Blu-ray Discs. However, it was the games which captured imaginations. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Killzone 2 and Heavenly Sword were just three of the many outstanding titles on display.

2006 – A peek behind the PS3 curtain

With excitement building towards its eventual release, PS3 went on to charm all comers with playable versions of titles such as WarhawkMotorStorm and Resistance: Fall of Man. The future looked bright with the announcement of games including the award-winning Assassin’s Creed and the first glimpse of a tech demo called The Casting, which evolved into the hit adventure, Heavy Rain.

2007 – Sackboy comes to town

Scaling back down to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, E3 still packed a punch despite its smaller size. Classic series in the making were brought out to play, with LittleBigPlanetbecoming an instant smash, alongside a big appearance from new adventure hero Nathan Drake in Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Everybody’s favourite Lombax and robot duo made a triumphant return with Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction, while Silent Hill Homecoming sent a shiver down spines with a short teaser trailer.

2008 – Something for everybody

E3 returned to downtown LA and kept its small scale but that didn’t stop the games from flowing. While Sackboy joined Sony Computer Entertainment of America president Jack Tretton on stage during the conference, the likes of Resistance 2MotorStorm Pacific Rift and God of War III joined the PlayStation 3 system’s bulging games catalogue.

2009 – Moving towards the future

Variety was the key to a successful and rejuvenated E3 as a PlayStation Move motion controller prototype led the hardware march. Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima also surprised everybody with a guest appearance during the conference to announce PSP exclusive Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.

2010 – New ways to play games

Groundbreaking technology took centre stage with the introduction of stereoscopic 3Dfor select games such as Killzone 3, while PS Move titles Sorcery and Sports Champions showed what accurate motion control could offer.

2011 – Instant hits on the go

The arrival of PlayStation Vita made this an unforgettable show, with its innovative features and titles such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss. PS3 went from strength to strength as exclusive titles StarhawkSly Cooper: Thieves in Time and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, snatched time in the limelight.

2012 – “Never stop playing”

PS3 showed little sign of slowing down as The Last of Us was demoed to thunderous applause, while the blockbuster BEYOND: Two Souls was announced. The enchantingWonderbook: Book of Spells in collaboration with J.K. Rowling also created a magical new vision for augmented reality gaming.

What’s next? Well, you’re about to find out by keeping your eyes glued to eu.playstation.com/e3. Hold tight, it’s going to be a thrilling ride…

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MAXIMUM GAMES

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Maximum Games Leads the Retro Revolution at E3 Tomorrow

Classic Collections Previewed at World’s Leading Industry Expo Tomorrow

WALNUT CREEK, Ca. – (June 10, 2013) – Maximum Games (MG) today announced plans to unveil three exclusive compilation titles as part of their 2013 lineup at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, June 11-13, 2013. Bringing back two classic series, Worms™ and Serious Sam™, MG will showcase their collections at booth 6505 on the Concourse Level.

Worms™ Collection, just released a few weeks ago, brings the beloved invertebrate army to Xbox 360™ and PS3™. Worms™ first wiggled its way to gaming notoriety in 1995 as a unique hybrid game combining turn-based strategy and cartoon carnage. Developed by Team 17 Digital, Ltd., Worms™ Collection combines three well-known Worms™ titles in one package, and marks the first time these games are available on disc. Previously available only by way of PlayStation® Network and Microsoft Xbox Live® Arcade,Worms™ Collection will include Worms™, Worms™ 2: Armageddon, and Worms™ Ultimate Mayhem, plus six additional DLC packs, at just $29.99 MSRP.

Also previewed at E3, Worms™: The Revolution Collection pushes the Worms™series into overdrive with stunning visuals and an arsenal of apocalyptic arms. Loaded with new features, dynamic effects and a host of explosive missions,Worms™: The Revolution Collection combines Worms™ Revolution and Worms 2: Armageddon with 8 bonus DLC packs.

For serious FPS fans, The Serious Sam™ Collection includes enhanced visuals, lush landscapes, and improved textures and character models in HD, and is scheduled to release on July 16, 2013. Follow the notorious hero, Sam ‘Serious’ Stone, in his quest to destroy the alien overlord, Mental, in the most action-packed compendium of Serious Sam games ever. Developed by Croteam, The Serious Sam™ Collection will include:

  • Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter

Get acquainted with the classic hero as he travels back in time to ancient Egypt to battle the overwhelming forces of Lord Mental and the Sirian army.

  • Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

Continue the battle against Mental’s army with classic over-the-top action and conquest from the golden age of first-person shooters.

  • Serious Sam 3: BFE (plus Jewel of the Nile DLC pack)

The addictive third installment of the Serious Sam series brings you back to where the story all began: Before the First Encounter!

  • Serious Sam: Double D XXL

Part of the Serious Sam Indie Series, Double D XXL brings humor and horror to a whole new level!

E3 takes place June 11-13, 2013, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For more information on Maximum Games or their 2013 lineup, visit<gp_link type=”http” loc=”//www.maximumgames.com”>www.maximumgames.com. For more information about E3 visitwww.e3expo.com.

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KONAMI

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LOS ANGELES – June 10th, 2013 – Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. will exhibit at the world’s largest game show, the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013 (E3), to be held in Los Angeles from Tuesday, June 11th.

Konami is set to showcase a carefully selected lineup centered on the newest global titles from franchises such as the internationally acclaimed METAL GEAR, Pro Evolution Soccer and Castlevania series.

One of the most highly-anticipated exhibits will be an all-new trailer for “METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN,” the latest title in the wildly popular METAL GEAR series (over 35.2 million copies sold worldwide*2), which is due to be shown for the first time at the event.

Additionally, the many overseas fans of the Castlevania series will have their first chance to get hands-on with a playable demo of “Castlevania -Lords of Shadow- 2” – the sequel to “Castlevania -Lords of Shadow-,” the game that depicted the roots of the series. A playable demo of the revolutionized soccer game “Pro Evolution Soccer 2014” will also be exhibited for the first time*, showing off its all-new system with “FOX ENGINE,” the game engine developed by Kojima Productions, at its core. (*by appointment only)

Furthermore, there will also be exhibitions of new smartphone based social media content created by Konami’s U.S. development studios.

Konami will continue the global expansion of its top-quality products, to deliver fresh new gameplay experiences to customers worldwide.

The Konami booth is located at #2401 South Hall. The company press kit will be set live on Tuesday, June 11th at 11:00am (PST) and will include new screenshots, logos, fact sheets, artwork and more.

KONAMI’s E3 2013 Line-Up

?Console/PC Titles?

– Castlevania -Lords of Shadow
Genre: Action
Platforms: PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, PC

– Castlevania -Lords of Shadow- 2
Genre: Action
Platforms: PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, PC

– METAL GEAR SOLID ?:  THE PHANTOM PAIN
Genre: Action
Platforms: TBD

– METAL GEAR SOLID?LEGACY COLLECTION
Genre: Action
Platforms: PlayStation®3

-Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
Genre: Sports
Platforms: PlayStation®3, Xbox 360®, PC

?Social and Mobile Titles?

– Casino League
Genre: Poker
Platforms: Android, iOS

– Domo Jump
Genre: Action
Platforms: iOS

– MLB Live Challenge
Genre: Sports Team Management
Platforms: iOS, Facebook

-Slot Revolution
Genre: Slot RPG
Platforms: Android, iOS

For more information, please visit www.konami.com/e3 ;

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NAMCO BANDAI

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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES BLOCKBUSTER LINEUP FOR E3 2013

Hit Franchises, Beloved Classics, and Popular Anime Titles Converge at the Annual Electronic Entertainment Expo

PARIS, FRANCE – 11th June 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today revealed its stellar product lineup for the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, CA. The company will display a total of 11 titles in rooms #304 B&C on the second level of the South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center. These 11 titles represent the pinnacle of game development for an assortment of platforms  currently available to consumers – including the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS™ and PC. This year$B!G(Bs NAMCO BANDAI Games E3 lineup features new installments of its most popular franchises as well as anime license-based titles, beloved classic franchise reimagined for today$B!G(Bs gamers, and Free-to-Play titles. NAMCO BANDAI$B!G(Bs diverse roster of products spans every genre for players of all ages and skill levels.

$B!H(BOur E3 2013 lineup reaffirms NAMCO BANDAI Games$B!G(B commitment to bringing a varied collection of hardcore titles, highly popular anime licenses, and original properties that achieve our goal to reach and appeal to all gamers,$B!I(B said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.  $B!H(BAs our industry continues to evolve and grow; NAMCO BANDAI Games is uniquely positioned to meet the demands of an ever changing marketplace by offering engrossing high quality titles across a wide spectrum of platforms.$B!I(B

Below is additional information on NAMCO BANDAI Games$B!G(B E3 2013 lineup:

Armored Core ® : Verdict Day
Release date: September 27, 2013
Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Genre: Mech Strategy and Battle
PEGI rating: 12+

From the creative minds at Japanese game developer FromSoftware comes the hardcore mech action title, Armored Core: Verdict Day. The game is set in a world that has been thrown into chaos. Important natural resources needed for basic survival are scavenged and fought for across the world with deadly Armored Core units. Players with steady trigger fingers, a strategic mind for mech customization, and strong teamwork will be all that stand between players$B!G(B survival and complete annihilation.

Dark Souls ® II
Release date: March 2014
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC
Genre: Adventure Role-Playing-Game
PEGI rating: 18+

Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2011 break-out hit Dark Souls. Developed by famed Japanese developer FromSoftware, this new adventure features the return of the extremely challenging gameplay experience from its predecessor with enhancements in character design, animation, sound composition, lighting effects, and graphical fidelity. The combination of these upgrades creates a gaming experience that represents the pinnacle of game development on the Xbox 360. Dark Souls II is available for hands-on play in the NAMCO BANDAI meeting space located in rooms #304 B&C on the second level of the South Hall at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

One Piece  Pirate Warriors ® 2
Release date: August 2013
Platform: PlayStation 3 Exclusive
Genre: 3rd Person Action Brawler
PEGI rating: 12+

Castoff and set sail on grand pirate adventures with Luffy, Sanji, Zoro and the rest of the Straw Hat crew to explore and conquer islands in the New World. Playable characters from the original title along with never before seen characters will join in battle creating a frantic and challenging brawler experience. One Piece fans will enjoy seeing whole line-ups of their favoriteOne Piece characters springing to action, including Eneru for the first time ever on PS3.

PAC-MAN  and the Ghostly Adventures 
Release date: Autumn 2013
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and 3DS
Genre: 3D Action Platformer
PEGI rating:

PAC is BACK! In an all-new gaming adventure for a whole new generation of Pac-Man fans.  Featuring a 3D world inspired by the storyline of the upcomingPAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures animated series from Marvel Studios Director and Founder Avi Arad that will begin airing on Disney XD® this summer. With zany PAC-MAN characters and classic ghost chomping gameplay,PAC-MAN and the Ghostly Adventures will appeal to console gamers of all ages with Nintendo 3DS fans enjoying an exclusive side-scrolling version of the game when it releases this fall.

PAC-MAN CE DX Plus 
Release date: Summer 2013
Platform: PC
Genre: Arcade
PEGI rating: 3+

PAC-MAN also returns this summer with a free title update for PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, and Windows 8.PAC-MAN CE DX Plus upgrades one of 2010$B!G(Bs most celebrated downloadable titles with improved leaderboard functionality, in-game achievements and medals, as well as access to additional DLC mazes, music and graphics including classic DIG DUG® and RALLY-X® sprites. Players will chomp through bright neon mazes at blistering speeds in this modern update to the classic PAC-MAN gameplay.

PAC-MAN Museum 
Release date: Autumn 2013
Platforms: Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, STEAM, Nintendo eShop
Genre: Arcade
PEGI rating: 3+

Relive over 30 years of PAC-MAN, the yellow 1980$B!G(Bs icon with a voracious appetite that has transcended generation upon generation of gamers in a nostalgia-packed collection of games with PAC-MAN Museum. Gamers will be fully immersed in the PAC-MAN universe as they play through the evolution of PAC-MAN franchise, from his 1980$B!G(Bs beginnings though 2010$B!G(Bs arcade smash-hit, PAC-MAN Battle Royale®.

Power Rangers Megaforce 
Release date: Autumn 2013
Platform: Nintendo 3DS Exclusive
Genre: Side-scrolling Action
PEGI rating: 7 + (Provisional)

In this new chapter of the popular Power Rangers video game series, fans play as their favorite Megaforce Ranger while the supporting Power Rangersprovide valuable advice and encouragement to players as they battle their way through challenge after challenge. The Rangers$B!G(B dynamic vocal and physical support will prove valuable as challenging situations and conditions arise in an attempt to foil players$B!G(B advancement in the game. To enhance the players$B!G(B experience, Power Rangers MEGAFORCE will allow fans to scan official Power Rangers MEGAFORCE Morpher Cards to unlock special power-ups within the game. Players will also be able to utilize the Nintendo 3DS camera to take a picture and watch themselves actively morph into their favorite Megaforce Ranger and fend off enemy encounters with their own hands.

Project X Zone 
Release date: July 5, 2013
Platform: Nintendo 3DS Exclusive
Genre: Strategy Role-Playing-Game
PEGI rating: 12+

Project X Zone brings together the fiercest and most popular legacy characters from NAMCO BANDAI, SEGA®, and Capcom$B!G(Bs most beloved franchises to create a Strategy-RPG experience that can only be described as the ultimate cross-over title. Featuring over 50 playable characters from 29 historic game franchises, Project X Zone takes players into a world surrounded by a hidden chaos with shadows and evil lurking beneath the peaceful cover of everyday life.

Tales of Xillia ®
Release date: August 9, 2013
Platform: PlayStation 3 Exclusive
Genre: Japanese-Role-Playing-Game (JRPG)
PEGI rating: 16+

Tales of Xillia follows Jude Mathis, a clever medical student attending school in the capital city, and Milla Maxwell, a mysterious woman accompanied by four unseen beings. Players will be able to choose either Milla or Jude at the outset of their adventure through the world of Rieze Maxia, where humans and spirits live together in harmony.  Over the course of the game Jude and Milla$B!G(Bs lives will intersect with a vast ensemble of characters that will teach them the strength of unwavering conviction.

Players will engage enemies with the critically acclaimed $B!H(BLinear Motion Battle System$B!I(B allowing for real-time movement and attacks. Players will experience a more tactile role in the midst of fights.  The battle system in Tales of Xillia has been upgraded to $B!H(BDouble Raid Linear Motion Battle System$B!I(B allowing two characters to combine their attacks and form devastating dual-character attacks adding an extra layer of strategy for fans use in forming the best party setup for their style of play.

TEKKEN REVOLUTION 
Release date: June 12, 2013
Free-to-Play
Platform: PlayStation Network Exclusive
Genre: Arcade Fighting
PEGI rating: 12+ / USK 16

Developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games$B!G(B internal TEKKEN development team, TEKKEN REVOLUTION takes the storied fighting game franchise into the Free-2-Play arena.  Players will choose from an initial cast of eight iconicTEKKEN characters to train for battle against AI opponents in Arcade Mode and fearsome human opponents spanning the globe through online Ranked and Player Matches.  Simplified combo commands allow new players to execute bone-crushing special moves and advanced players to employ new strategies. For the first time in TEKKEN history, players will be able to level-up their characters, increasing three key attributes; Strength, Endurance and Vigor, to create a combatant tuned to individual play styles.

RIDGE RACER ® Driftopia
Release date: 2013
Free-to-Play
Platforms: PlayStation Network and PC Steam
Genre: Arcade Racing
PEGI rating: 7+ / USK 12

RIDGE RACER Driftopia puts the series$B!G(B irresistible signature drifting action right at the heart of the free-to-play gaming experience. Customizable cars, challenging tracks, and car crunching action await racing game fans in this newest incarnation of one of NAMCO BANDAI$B!G(Bs most popular franchises.

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