Blizzard Entertainment announced that it is in the process of creating a fully localized Italian version of World of Warcraft, its critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game.
Upon release later this year, existing European players who prefer to experience the game in Italian will be able to download a free language pack, while new players will be able to purchase the Italian version digitally and at retail. This will be World of Warcraft’s eleventh officially supported language and the seventh supported language in Europe, following English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.
“One of our primary goals for World of Warcraft is to make sure it’s accessible to as wide an audience as possible around the world,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With the upcoming Italian localization, we’re pleased that we’ll be able to provide a customized version of the game – as well as customer service and the community website – for Italian-speaking players. We also look forward to welcoming Italian speakers throughout Europe who will be trying World of Warcraft for the first time.” Read more
Gameforge AG announced that AION will switch to free-to-play on the 28th of February 2012 . The change-over will occur simultaneously for the German, French and English language versions. To join the action in Atreia from the start, you can download the free game client already on www.aionfreetoplay.com.
“The response we received from the beta players on our free-to-play model was fantastic,” said Volker Boenigk, Executive Product Director and Andreas Günter, Product Director for AION. “We can’t wait for the launch so that we can finally offer the game to a broader gaming audience. In the upcoming months our focus will be on working on update 3.0, which we will be launching in Europe in the spring”.
Previous subscribers will receive a premium currency voucher
Every player with remaining play time on their account, who transfers the account to the Gameforge servers before the 27th of February 2012 will receive six AION Coins (the game’s premium currency) per game day in their account as compensation. The coins can be spent in the item shop from the 28th of February onwards.
Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games, revealed the opening cinematic for the Turga race, one of the three playable races in Lime Odyssey: The Chronicles of Orta, its highly-anticipated 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
Lime Odyssey is currently in production and will be published in North America by Aeria Games in 2012.
The Turga in Lime Odyssey live in a meadow in the north of the continent and have a distinct lion-like appearance. Simple and honest as they are, with deep faith and brute strength they intend to be born again as a supreme ruler of the meadow. Since ancient times the savage Turgas ruled the Tumbara Plain and have lived their lives in battle. From childhood, little Turga mimicked the battle games of the adults with wooden weapons – their uncomplicated lives centered on discipline, honor, and willpower. Read more
The space strategy game “Armada 2526 Gold Edition” for PC has now been released in retail in the UK, Benelux and German speaking territories, as well as via digital download. The Gold Edition contains the deep ‘4x’ turn based space strategy game “Armada 2526”, its official add-on “Supernova”, several additional alien races (making it 18) and the latest updates.
Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder says: “Armada 2526 has been a pleasant success for us since its original release, attracting a large audience of space conquering gamers. With the addition of Supernova the game got even better and really serves up a deep ‘4x’ experience that shouldn’t be missed by strategy enthusiasts. Compiling the Gold Edition was something we felt we owed the many ‘4x’ fans out there.”
About Armada 2526 Gold Edition
Lead one of 18 different alien races to become a mighty pan-galactic empire. Manage your colonies, deploy your fleets and conduct research. Plot your strategy and turn your planets into mighty bastions. Explore new star systems, where you may encounter tachyon storms, psychic plants, primitives or find abandoned alien technology. Diplomacy is of utter importance in being successful. Make pacts and alliances, make threats or ask for favours – and when the time is right, replace diplomacy by space combat and fight it out in real-time 3D. Read more
Have you been counting? The Seventh Deadly Sin is, naturally, Piracy! The final live action trailer for grand strategy game Crusader Kings II is an accurate re-enactment of an internal piracy discussion at Paradox. If Paradox had operated in the middle ages, anyway (though CEO Fred Wester does bellow “Summon my admiral!” even today).
Our dramatic finale sees our King fighting the Swiss pirate Downlow Ding of Gaems. Has our King met his match at last?
Fans have been waiting seven years for Crusader Kings II, a wait which is finally over. Crusader Kings II sees players taking control not of a nation, but a ruling family, where personal problems can prove even deadlier than the political. The game released this week and is available via all major digital distribution platforms and selected retail at a suggested retail price of $ 39.99. http://www.crusaderkings.com/buy
Nordic Games has revealed that the Collector’s Edition of the forthcoming highly anticipated release of Alan Wake on PC will include a wealth of amazing content offering incredible value for both fans of the award-winning game and those new to the psychological thriller.
Alan Wake Collector’s Edition will include a Bonus Disc crammed with exclusive content. This includes The History Of Remedy, The Making Of Alan Wake, The Making Of A Thriller, music videos by the Old Gods Of Asgard, several trailers to the game and Storyboard (witch concept art) as a movie clip.
Also included is The Alan Wake Files; a 144-page book with evidence on the mysterious incidents around Alan Wake and Bright Falls, compiled by the fictitious author Clay Steward.
“Both the Standard and Collector’s versions of Alan Wake on PC offer something that gamers have never had the opportunity to own before and we’re delighted to be in a position to be releasing Alan Wake in all its glory,” said Nik Blower, Sales and Marketing Director, Nordic Games. “It’s great to be able to offer real value for money for PC gamers who buy a physical copy of Alan Wake.”
The Standard and Collector’s editions of Alan Wake both include the main game, with optional commentary provided by Remedy (Collector’s Edition only) and both DLCs – The Signal and The Writer – on disc one, while disc two hosts the official soundtrack, comprising 13 tracks. Read more
Matrix Games, Slitherine and Henderson Field Designs are released a major new update for their award winning WWII Pacific Theatre mega game, War in the Pacific – Admiral’s Edition! The new comprehensive v1.01.08r9 update contains hundreds of fixes, tweaks and improvements, including dozens of interface improvements! Please note that while it is possible to continue existing games, players will need to start a new game to see the full effect of these data fixes and improvements.
Erik Rutins, Director of Product Development at Matrix Games, said “Unparalleled in its realism and scope, War in the Pacific – Admiral’s Edition is a must-have for any Pacific Theatre buff. This is the sixth official update since the release of Admiral’s Edition and it’s a big one! If you are thinking of starting a game of War in the Pacific, make sure you apply this update first! War in the Pacific: Admiral’s Edition just keeps getting better, and thanks to the dedicated development team and the active involvement of the community, it looks guaranteed to provide years of future enjoyment.” Read more
February showcases fun mystery events, free costumes, and free items as WYD Global sends its love to loyal players.
T3Fun announced WYD Global’s lineup of events for the month of February. Players, both old and new, can enjoy a fun-filled February with lots of mini-events, free items, and free costumes.
Love Me or Hate Me
WYD Global spices up February with seven mystery mini-events that will only be announced during Thursdays. Players can either register for free or buy for a reservation for the events. The event is open to any character regardless of level or class.
Exclusive Costumes for Operators and Chiefs
WYD Global wants to send its love to its hardworking operators and chiefs by giving them free Black Uniform and White Uniform. These costumes can be requested by the operators and chiefs as part of their Monthly Salary. These can be equipped regardless of character gender or class. Read more