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The King of Fighters XV King Trailer and Screenshots

1 April 2021
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SNK has released a new trailer and screenshots for The King of Fighters XV introducing playable character King (voiced by Harumi Ikoma). Check Out The King of Fighters XV’s King Trailer: Previous character trailers introduced Yashiro Nanakase. Terry Bogard, Yuri Sakazaki, Andy Bogard, Chizuru Kagura, Kyo Kusanagi, Joe Higashi, Iori Yagami, Benimaru Nikaido, Meitenkun, and Shun’ei. Here’s KOF XV Kings’s image gallery. Click on any of…

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505 Games Acquires Ghostrunner IP

31 March 2021
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The video game publishing and production company All in! Games has sold the IP of Ghostrunner, one of the most anticipated games of 2020, to its co-publisher 505 Games for 5 million euros. Nevertheless, the Polish company, which is listed on the stock exchange in Warsaw, retained the right to participate in the profits generated…

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CD Projekt Red Announces new Vancouver Studio After Acquiring Digital Scapes

31 March 2021
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CD Projekt has acquired Vancouver-based game development studio Digital Scapes Studios and rebranded it CD Projekt RED Vancouver, the company announced. Watch the “CD Projekt Group Strategy Update” Video: “The well-known Digital Scapes team is our trusted partner,” said CD Projekt RED head of production and CTO Pawel Zawodny in a press release. “For three…

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Tokyo Game Show Will Be an Online-Only Event Again in 2021

31 March 2021
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The organisers of Tokyo Game Show have announced this year’s event will once again be held online. The show will take place from Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3 and will build on the online-only format of the 2020 show, brought about by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press release, the…

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The King of Fighters XV Yashiro Nanakase Trailer and Screenshots

26 March 2021
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SNK has released a new trailer and screenshots for The King of Fighters XV introducing playable character Yashiro Nanakase (voiced by Keisuke Hamaoka). Watch The King of Fighters XV’s Yashiro Nanakase Trailer: Previous character trailers introduced Terry Bogard, Yuri Sakazaki, Andy Bogard, Chizuru Kagura, Kyo Kusanagi, Joe Higashi, Iori Yagami, Benimaru Nikaido, Meitenkun, and Shun’ei. Here’s KOF XV Yashiro Nanakase’s image gallery. Click on any…

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Amazon Games Establishes Montreal. Developing New Online Multiplayer IP

24 March 2021
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Amazon Games today announced it has opened a new game development studio in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal studio, which joins Amazon Games development studios in Seattle, Orange County, and San Diego, will focus on creating original AAA games. Amazon Games is actively hiring to build out the talented team, with a variety of roles opening….

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THQ Nordic’s New Ashborne Games Studio Working on a New Strategy/RPG IP

24 March 2021
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THQ Nordic has announced the establishment of Ashborne Games, its newest studio based in Brno, Czech Republic. It is currently working on a new historical strategy / RPG intellectual property, while simultaneously supporting Comanche in its Early Access phase. The studio consists of veteran game developers whose portfolios include the Mafia franchise, the ArmA: Armed…

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2K Games Acquires HookBang Game Division

24 March 2021
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2K announced the Company has acquired HookBang, Austin-based video game division that will become part of Visual Concepts, the distinguished, wholly-owned studio and developer of the iconic NBA 2K video game franchise. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquired team, under the new name of Visual Concepts Austin, will join the developer’s family of current…

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PAYDAY 3 Launches in 2023 for Consoles and PC. Co-published by Koch Media

19 March 2021
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Koch Media, a fully owned subsidiary of the Embracer Group today announced a global co-publishing deal with Starbreeze for the highly anticipated PAYDAY 3. The agreement provides for an estimated total investment exceeding €50m for both development and marketing of PAYDAY 3 including more than 18 months of post-launch “Games as a service”, meaning continuous…

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Sony Co-Buys Fighting Game Tournament Evo

19 March 2021
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Sony has co-bought the long-running Evo fighting game tournament. Sony joined forces with RTS, a new venture from Endeavor’s esports business, to buy the Evolution Championship Series, the world’s largest fighting game event. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sony said Evo will return this year in online form and feature Street Fighter 5,…

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The King of Fighters XV Terry Bogard Trailer and Screenshots

18 March 2021
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SNK has released a new trailer and screenshots for The King of Fighters XV introducing playable character Terry Bogard (voiced by Takashi Kondo). Check Out The King of Fighters XV’s Terry Bogard Trailer: Terry Bogard is part of “Team Fatal Fury” with Joe Higashi and Andy Bogard. Previous character trailers introduced Yuri Sakazaki, Andy Bogard, Chizuru…

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PlayStation Invests in Jade Raymond’s New Independent Studio Haven

16 March 2021
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Jade Raymond has announced the establishment of Haven Studios, a Montreal-based studio backed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is at work on an original intellectual property for PlayStation. “Launching an independent studio with the backing of Sony Interactive Entertainment gives us full freedom to push boundaries with the support of a publisher that deeply understands…

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2K Games Acquires HB Studios Multimedia and Signs a Long Term Deal with Tiger Woods

16 March 2021
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2K made a hole in one today by announcing the Company has agreed to an exclusive, long-term partnership with Tiger Woods, one of the most iconic and celebrated figures in golf history. In addition, 2K announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held HB Studios Multimedia, developers of the critically acclaimed and…

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EA Originals Title from Silver Rain Games Announced

12 March 2021
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Silver Rain Games, an interactive entertainment development studio co-founded by BAFTA-nominated actor and producer Abubakar Salim has signed a major deal with Electronic Arts EA Originals Label, which is dedicated to elevating bold independent studios. EA Originals will provide funding for the up-and coming studio’s unannounced IP, as well as guidance and support in the…

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Square Enix Presents: Spring 2021 Set for March 18

12 March 2021
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Squar Enix announced the debut of a new video program called Square Enix Prsents, a series of shows in which the company will reveal new games, updates and news directly to the global gaming community throughout the year. The first show, debuting on March 18 at 10:00 a.m. PDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT on Square…

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