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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Asmodee Digital, Fantasy Flight Interactive to Adapt The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game for PC

ROSEVILLE, Minnesota - Dec. 9, 2017 – Asmodee Digital and Fantasy Flight Interactive today announced they are partnering to bring The Lord of the Rings™: The Card Game to PC, as a digitally optimized adaption of the best-selling Living Card Game® from Fantasy Flight Games.

Fantasy Flight Games revolutionized tabletop card games with the highly successful The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. As a Living Card Game, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game relied on a fixed distribution of cards to remove randomness from the purchase model and brought players deeper into The Lord of the Rings universe with a focus on immersive, narrative-driven experiences. Now, Fantasy Flight Interactive brings that same philosophy to the digital card game market with The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game—a completely unique digital card game with a non-randomized approach to card purchasing and a focus on cooperative, story-based gameplay.

"The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game takes what fans love about the physical card game—adventure, lore, and a chance to play using powerful characters and artifacts—and adapts it for an entirely unique interactive experience on the PC," said Tim Gerritsen, Head of Fantasy Flight Interactive. "For those unfamiliar with the card game, the digital adaptation invites players to become a part of the fantastical world J.R.R. Tolkien created and embark on new adventures."

As a single-player experience, The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game tasks players with leading a team of three heroes through a series of narrative campaigns across Middle-earth as they face off against the dark forces of Sauron, controlled by the computer. Players will forge their own fellowships and build decks comprised of ally, event, and equipment cards to face challenges that test their willpower, knowledge, tactics and leadership. In the future, The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game will be expanded to support co-op play, allowing two players to bring their fellowships together and fight through quests side-by-side!

See the announcement trailer:

The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game will launch first into Early Access via Steam, as a single-player-only game in the coming months. The game will be launched as a full free-to-play release in 2018

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Dying Light: Bad Blood | Techland Announces a New PvP Expansion

December 7th, 2017 - Wroclaw, Poland / As a response to numerous fan requests for a Player-vs-Player approach to Dying Light, and the recent popularity of the battle royale genre among the survival horror fans, today Techland unveiled its new standalone expansion - Dying Light: Bad Blood. While retaining the core of what made people fall in love with Dying Light in the first place, Bad Blood will offer violent and dynamic online matches that blend PvP and PvE styles of gameplay.

“Our aim is both to satisfy players’ demands for competitive PvP gameplay and to explore new directions for Dying Light’s multiplayer experience,” said Tymon Smektala, Producer at Techland. “Since Bad Blood was inspired by fan requests, we want player feedback to be an integral part of our development. That's why we’re inviting Dying Light fans to take part in our Global Playtest. They can play the expansion early and share their thoughts, knowing their feedback will have a major influence on Bad Blood's development.”

Global Playtest is a closed online event that allows selected players to try out Dying Light: Bad Blood before its release. PC players can register for the playtest now.

To join the Global Playtest sign up and complete the survey at:

Dying Light: Bad Blood will be launched as a standalone PvP expansion in 2018. All supported platforms for the full release will be announced at a later date.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A Beautiful New Version of Iconic Abstract Strategy Game, Abalone Available Now on iOS, Android and Steam

PARIS - December. 6, 2017 - Asmodee Digital today announced the launch of a major update to Abalone, an abstract, two-player marble game loosely inspired by sumo wrestling. In Abalone, players are challenged to push six of their opponent’s 14 marbles off the edge of the board. Only a longer line of marbles can push a shorter one, and with six sides flanking each game piece, players will have to toe the delicate line between defensive and offensive play to come out on top. The new version of Abalone is available now on iOS, Android and Steam for Windows PC.

Get a glimpse of the new version of Abalone in the launch trailer here:

Players seeking a challenge can face off against other Abalone masters in online multiplayer, and for those who prefer to maintain the more tactile, personal feel of face-to-face tabletop gaming, Abalone provides a local pass-and-play multiplayer mode.

Main features:

• Solo:
- Three levels of difficulty against the AI (Easy, Medium, Hard)
- Solo campaign with unique challenges
- Game mode lets you create your own game, your own rules, and place the first marbles

• Multiplayer:
- Pass & Play Mode
- Online Mode

• Available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch

You can find the new Abalone today on the App Store ($2.99), Google Play ($2.99), and Steam ($4.99).

Friday, 1 December 2017

Asmodee Digital Brings Competitive Misery to Steam with Gloom, Coming March 2018

PARIS – Nov. 30, 2017 – Asmodee Digital today announced their partnership with Sky Ship Studios to produce the digital release of Gloom, the deck-building game that challenges its players to outmatch their opponents in depressive spectacle, vying to undergo the most miserable mishaps while sabotaging the competition with happy occasions. Gloom will slouch onto Steam in March 2018. The game will be available on tablet platforms later next year.

Partnering with Asmodee will allow Sky Ship to flesh out a slew of desolate new digital content for their PC launch:

Friends List: Asmodee knows that misery loves company, so they’ve enabled players to build a list of friends within the Gloom platform and chat with prospective opponents before a session
Single Player: Misanthropes who prefer to languish alone can compete against bots

Immediate Bot Replacement: When online players grow too sad to go on, Gloom will instantaneously swap in AI opponents

Karma System: Gloom will use Asmodee Digital’s Karma system to reward good behaviour (not leaving games in the middle of a match, etc.), allowing players to set a minimum Karma requirement for players joining their match

Cross Platform Play (Coming Soon): With cross-platform compatibility between devices, Gloom players will be able to suffer on any system when the game expands to tablets in 2018

Retro-Bit® Europe Leads the Retro Revival, Publishing Multi Cartridges Packed with Classic Games and Exclusive Collectibles

Karlstad, Sweden – November 30th, 2017 – For retro gaming fans looking to build their collection in one easy step, Retro-Bit® Europe has provided the perfect solution - Multi-Cartridges!  Retro-Bit Europe has partnered up with legendary game publishers Data East and Jaleco to release new cartridges loaded with officially licensed popular games. Available in time for the holidays this December, each cartridge is compatible with the original SNES®, NES® and the Super Retro® Trio Plus console. In addition, the range of cartridges are all PAL versions, fully compatible with official and third-party PAL consoles. Cartridges are accompanied with an exclusive button and sticker set along with a collectible retail box, full colour instruction manual and protective hard dust cover**.

Retro-Bit Europe’s smash-hit line-up includes:

Data East All-Star Collection
Enjoy some of the very best games from the Data East library with the All Star Collection cartridge. Published by Retro-Bit® Europe for your NES® or Super Retro® Trio Plus consoles, this 5-in-1 cart compiles a must have list of retro classics.

Games Included:

•Ring King
•Bad Dudes™
•Side Pocket
•Buggy Popper

Data East Classic Collection

The Classic Collection from Data East brings you a brand new 5-in-1 cartridge for your original or 3rd party SNES® console, as well as the Super Retro® Trio Plus. Published by Retro-Bit® Europe with the gamer in mind. Stop searching, sit back, and enjoy these classics on one cartridge.

Games Included:

•Fighter’s History™
•Fighter’s History™ Mizoguchi
•Magical Drop®
•Magical Drop™ 2
•Super Side Pocket

Data East Joe & Mac: Ultimate Caveman Collection

All 3 smash hits in 1 compilation for the first time! Includes all 3 Super Nintendo® / Super Famicom Joe & Mac games - Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja, Congo’s Caper™ (Joe & Mac Sequel) and Joe & Mac™ 3: Lost in the Tropics. Joe & Mac™ will bring you back in time! Relive the adventure as you travel every nostalgic level and battle enemies along the path.

Games Included:

•Joe & Mac™
•Congo’s Caper™
•Joe & Mac™ 2: Lost in the Tropics

Jaleco Brawler’s Pack

Test your might with the new Jaleco Brawler’s Pack, featuring 4 side scrolling beat-em-ups on one cartridge. Published by Retro-Bit® Europe and compatible with all original or 3rd party SNES® consoles, as well as the Super Retro® Trio Plus.

Games Included:

•Rival Turf
•Brawl Brothers
•Rushing Beat Shura
•Tuff E Nuff

Ali Manzuri, Product Development Manager for Game Outlet commented, “We’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response from the announcement of the Super Retro Trio® Plus console, designed specifically for European gamers. The new collection of Retro-Bit® Europe multi-cartridges offer staggering value and instant retro action, unsurpassed by mere emulation and complete with exclusive collectibles that any retro gaming fan can appreciate. We are excited about this amazing collaboration with Data East and Jaleco and look forward to bringing these classics to Europe in time for the Holidays.

The multi-cart collection compliments the entire retro-gaming experience. Retro-Bit® Europe continues to make great strides to bridge the gap between gamers past and present.

The new range of Multi Cartridges are available for pre-order today at and from other leading retailers.

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