STAR WARS™ BATTLEFRONT™ BEGINS SHIPPING ACROSS THE GALAXY NOVEMBER 17, 2015

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EA, DICE and Lucasfilm Invite You to Immerse Yourself in Your Star Wars™ Battle

Fantasies, Watch the New Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Trailer Now

 

Pre-Order Star Wars Battlefront and Be Among the First Players to Experience a Pivotal

Battle Preceding Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™*

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. April 17, 2015 –  DICE™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, and Lucasfilm announced today thatStar Wars™ Battlefront™ will be released beginning November 17, 2015 in North America (November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars™ Celebration. Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite™ game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and immersive interactive entertainment experience featuring photorealistic visuals and epic action in iconic Star Wars™ locations. See how this comes to life in-engine by experiencing the newest trailer for Star Wars Battlefront at http://starwars.ea.com/battlefront.

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 “Like so many others around the world, everyone at DICE is a tremendous fan of the Star Wars universe,” said Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, Senior Producer of Star Wars Battlefront. “To be working on a Star Wars project and knowing we are helping to represent the universe we love to our generation and a legion of new Star Wars fans is truly an honor. Thanks to the access and knowledge shared with us by Lucasfilm, and the passion and talent of our team, we plan to deliver an amazing game that puts you right in the middle of the Star Wars battles you always imagined playing.”

Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers will be able to play as some of the most memorable characters in the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett.Star Wars Battlefront will feature a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.

Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku*, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8, 2015.

Star Wars Battlefront will be available in North America on November 17 and starting November 19 in Europe for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One™, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and on Origin™ for PC. To join the Star Wars Battlefront conversation please visit www.facebook.com/EAStarWars, follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/EAStarWarsor sign up for the official EA Star Wars newsletter at http://starwars.ea.com/newsletter. Press assets for Star Wars Battlefront are available at http://info.ea.com.

 

* THIS OFFER IS BEING ISSUED TO YOU FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CREDIT, CHARGE, DEBIT OR GIFT CARD. GOOD ONLY FOR NEW PURCHASES OF STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT FULL GAME (“PRODUCT”). OFFER EXPIRES UPON PRODUCT RELEASE. CODE EXPIRES DECEMBER 7, 2015. VALID ONLY AT PARTICIPATING RETAILERS. FOR PHYSICAL PRODUCTS, CODE FOR CONTENT WILL BE PROVIDED AT TIME OF PRODUCT PICKUP. FOR DIGITAL PRODUCTS, CONTENT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED UPON PRODUCT INSTALL. VALID WHEREVER PRODUCT IS SOLD. SEE WWW.EA.COM/STARWARS/BATTLEFRONT/PRE-ORDER-OFFER FOR DETAILS ON EARLY ACCESS SCHEDULE. OFFER MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED, EXCHANGED, SOLD OR REDEEMED FOR CASH OR OTHER GOODS OR SERVICES. MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTIONAL OR DISCOUNT OFFER, UNLESS EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED BY EA; MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY PREPAID CARD REDEEMABLE FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENT. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.SEE FINAL PRODUCT DETAILS, EULA AND CONTENT PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY AT WWW.EA.COM/1/PRODUCT-EULAS IF AND WHEN AVAILABLE. INTERNET CONNECTION, ORIGIN ACCOUNT, REGISTRATION WITH SERIAL CODE AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED TO PLAY. EA ONLINE PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER FOR AN ORIGIN ACCOUNT. EA MAY DISCONTINUE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE AT WWW.EA.COM/1/SERVICE-UPDATES.

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PRESS PLAY’S KALIMBA GETS NEW DLC AND FREE CONTENT UPDATE NEXT WEEK

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark – April 15, 2015 – Today Press Play and Microsoft Studios announced a stack of new content coming next week for their critically praised platformer game, Kalimba, now available on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

On April 22, Kalimba will receive a free major content update containing two new game modes for all current and future users. Llama Mode is a new, local multiplayer speed run mode in which up to six players can take turns competing for the highest score. Puma Mode allows players to race asynchronously against the ghosts of their friends or Hoebear (AI) for leaderboard dominance on any of 30 specially designed levels.

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Press Play is also releasing two DLC packs for Kalimba: “Dark Void,” featuring a new game mechanic with 10 single-player levels; and “Co-Optimistic,” featuring 10 cooperative levels. Both DLC sets will be free to new and existing Kalimbaowners until May 6, after which they will be available for $3.99 individually or $5.99 as a bundle.

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In addition, Kalimba will launch on Windows PC via Steam on April 22 for $9.99. The PC edition will include Llama Mode and Puma Mode, as well as support for both gamepad and keyboard controls. Kalimba’s “Dark Void” and “Co-Optimistic” DLC packs will be available on Steam on April 22 for $3.99 each or together for $5.99.

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Released late last year, Kalimba is a challenging side-scrolling platformer featuring both single-player and local two-person cooperative game modes. Players swap control between a pair of synchronized animated totems in order to navigate environmental puzzles, hazards and boss battles. The game features multiple totems and powers to master, a distinctive trixelated art style, and high score leaderboards.

Kalimba is now available on Xbox One for $9.99 through the Xbox Games Store. It is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For the latest from Press Play, please visit http://pressplay.dk, follow the studio on Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to visit the Kalimba YouTube channel for helpful hints.

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About Press Play

Press Play is a multi-award winning game development studio located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 2006 by Rune Dittmer, Ole Teglbjærg and Mikkel Thorsted, Press Play has created numerous games but is best known for its original IP: Tentacles, Max and the Magic Marker, and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. The Studio is currently working on their next unannounced original IP. In 2012 Press Play joined Microsoft Studios in a light-touch acquisition, allowing Press Play to retain full creative control of its projects. As always, Press Play creates original mechanics-driven game experiences for geeks, moms, and other extraordinary people.

HARMONIX ANNOUNCES ROCK BAND 4 COMING TO PLAYSTATION®4 AND XBOX ONE™

Cambridge, Mass. – March 5th, 2015 – Harmonix is excited to announce that it is teaming up with Mad Catz to bring Rock Band™ 4, the next generation of the award-winning social and interactive music gaming platform, to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft®.

Players can guarantee that they can be ready to rock with new hardware on release day by signing up to be alerted when pre-orders go live at http://www.rockband.com/preorder.

Additionally, fans attending PAX East in Boston between March 6 and March 8 can pre-order an exclusive Penny Arcade-themed guitar in person at Harmonix’s booth, #4224.

START A BAND. ROCK THE WORLD.

Rock Band 4 brings the critically-acclaimed franchise to a new generation of consoles, focusing on the features and gameplay that people love, and expanding the franchise in innovative ways that were informed by how fans play and what they want.

“With Rock Band 4, we’re doubling down on the energy and excitement of playing music live with your friends,” says Harmonix Chief Executive Officer Steve Janiak. “Focusing on the core experience that our fans have told us they love allows us to evolve established gameplay in meaningful ways that we can’t wait to share with everyone later this year.”

“We couldn’t be happier to be working with Harmonix and help bring the band back together for the launch of Rock Band 4,” added Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “Harmonix possesses unrivalled passion and vision for music gaming and we can’t wait to introduce the next generation music platform to passionate gamers.”

Harmonix will reveal to its fans more details about exciting new features of Rock Band 4 this coming May.

STILL THE MOST MUSIC. PERIOD.

In addition to a killer on-disc soundtrack, Rock Band 4 will support over 2000 tracks released since the 2007 launch of the original Rock Band, accounting for more than 500 of rock music’s most legendary artists.

“Since the beginning, we’ve called Rock Band a music platform. Players responded by downloading hundreds of their favorite tracks, and building a massive library of playable music,” says Rock Band 4 Product Manager Daniel Sussman. “It’s important for us to respect those purchases and enable our fans to bring that content over to the Rock Band platform on new generation consoles.”

Players who’ve purchased or downloaded playable tracks on last-generation consoles will be able to download and play those tracks on their new platforms at no additional charge*. Hundreds of tracks will be available at launch, with more back catalog music – and new tracks – to be added regularly after launch.

CELEBRATE WITH FREE DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR ROCK BAND 3, AVAILABLE NOW

To celebrate the long-awaited announcement of Rock Band 4, Harmonix is offering a free downloadable track. “I Still Believe,” recorded by UK-based songwriter Frank Turner for his fourth EP, Rock & Roll, is available now for download today, free of charge, on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Playable today in Rock Band 3 and Rock Band Blitz, this is one of the hundreds of songs that will be compatible with Rock Band 4 when it ships later this year for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One!

Rock Band 4 will be available later this year. For more information, head over to http://www.harmonixmusic.com and follow @RockBand on Twitter for updates.

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For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit http://www.harmonixmusic.com.

* The timing of release of “legacy” DLC on next-generation consoles is to be determined and may be subject to change.  “Legacy” DLC will be downloadable and playable in Rock Band 4 only after the DLC is released on next-generation consoles.
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BETHESDA SOFTWORKS ANNOUNCES WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD

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March 4, 2015 (Rockville, MD) – Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced Wolfenstein®: The Old Blood™, the standalone prequel to the critically-acclaimed first-person action-adventure shooter, Wolfenstein®: The New Order™. In development at MachineGames, Wolfenstein: The Old Bloodwill be available digitally for $19.99 on May 5, 2015 for Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 system, and PC.

The year is 1946 and the Nazis are on the brink of winning World War II. In an effort to turn the tide in the Allies’ favor, B.J. Blazkowicz must embark on an epic, two-part mission deep within Bavaria. Part one of Wolfenstein: The Old BloodRudi Jäger and the Den of Wolves – pits BJ Blazkowicz against a maniacal prison warden as he breaks into Castle Wolfenstein in an attempt to steal the coordinates to General Deathshead’s compound. In part two – The Dark Secrets of Helga Von Schabbs – our hero’s search for the coordinates leads him to the city of Wulfburg where an obsessed Nazi archaeologist is exhuming mysterious artifacts that threaten to unleash a dark and ancient power.

“Diving back into the world of Wolfenstein has really been fun for us,” said Jerk Gustafsson, executive producer at MachineGames. “We’ve enjoyed exploring the events leading up to The New Order. We think fans will really enjoy the story, all the action and, of course, jumping back into the combat with new weapons.”

Wolfenstein: The New Order, released in May 2014, enjoyed worldwide critical and commercial success with over 75 Game of the Year awards, and was hailed by The New York Times as “one of the very best releases of the year.”

 

Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is rated M for mature by the ESRB. For more information on Wolfenstein: The Old Blood visit: www.wolfenstein.com.

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White Night

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OSome Studio, the French independent development company, today announced that their original, narrative-driven survival horror game – White Night – has arrived.

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White Night lures horror fans back to the old-school style the genre was built on, focusing on gripping tension, compelling mystery and clever puzzle design. Stranded alone in a seemingly abandoned mansion, players will have to explore the estate and confront its tortured past to dispel the spirits that haunt its halls. White Night draws from the classic themes of the jazz age and film noir storytelling to bring its rich world and atmosphere to life, reinforced by chilling sound effects, music and voice acting.

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Plunged in darkness, White Night’s striking black-and-white visuals are also its most thrilling mechanic. Your surroundings can only be revealed by light, and anything from the flicker of a match to the glow of the moon can expose new paths, secrets and story details. Moreover, light provides a safe haven against the terrors lurking in the shadows, making it a crucial resource to manage until the sun rises.

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White Night is now available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation®Network and Windows PC, Mac and Linux via Steam for $14.99. It will be available for the same price on March 6 on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, through the Xbox Games Store.

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This title is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB. For more from the developer, please visit www.osome-studio.com/WhiteNight, and follow along atwww.facebook.com/OSomeStudio and www.twitter.com/OSomeStudio.

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World of Tanks to Advance onto Xbox One

February 19, 2015 — Wargaming today announced its free-to-play multiplayer game World of Tanks is coming to Xbox One in 2015. Now the action of World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition will expand onto the battle arena of Xbox One as Wargaming’s iconic tanks deploy a new generation of tank warfare. Just like the Xbox 360 Edition, this title will be available as a free download for all Xbox Live Gold members*.

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“A year ago, World of Tanks arrived on Xbox 360 and has flourished, adding millions of players to the global ranks of Wargaming tankers,” stated T.J. Wagner, Executive Producer of Wargaming Chicago-Baltimore. “Wargaming’s invasion into the console space is fully underway. Our forces are aligned and we are proud to advance to the next level on the Xbox One platform.”

Cross platform play between Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be available ensuring that tankers on both consoles stay in the fight. Both versions of the game will share a common battle server, identical content updates and the same active community of players. With the game available on Xbox One and Xbox 360, the opportunity for battle grows, as the number of combatants swells across the two, server linked consoles.

Additionally, for those upgrading from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One, all existing World of Tanks accounts and in-game progress will automatically transfer to the new platform. Tankers can continue to play with confidence, knowing that no matter the Xbox platform, the battle will rage on.

For more information about World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition and the upcoming game for Xbox One, visit:

*Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required. Additional in-game content available and sold separately.

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PRESS PLAY’S KALIMBA STACKS UP THE CHALLENGE WITH XBOX ONE LAUNCH

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – December 17, 2014 – Today Press Play, the critically praised Danish development company, and Microsoft Studios launched their latest video game – Kalimba – as a digital release on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Introduced to press and the public as ‘Project Totem,’ this playfully challenging platformer features a dedicated single-player campaign and separate adventure for local cooperative action.

“The whole idea for the game came about as a way to blow off steam while my brother, Bo, and I were putting the final touches on our last title, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood,” said Press Play’s Creative Director, Asger Strandby. “Both as a premise and a product, Kalimba is a story of two individuals coming together to achieve something far greater than either of them combined.”

Players command pairs of animated totems in Kalimba, using these elements in clever ways to overcome environmental hazards and topple a dark shaman to reclaim the island of Kalimba. Discovering how to use the varying powers and attributes of these totems in conjunction with one another is crucial to surviving each obstacle with a high score intact.

The island of Kalimba spans three worlds, each encompassing multiple levels and brought to life with a special trixelated graphical style in which everything is built from triangles. This original art design provides each character and setting a distinctive look and identity to balance their unique twists. As they progress, players will scale a totem pole that evolves in an increasingly ornate manner based on players’ scores for each stage, creating a living embodiment of a leaderboard.

Kalimba’s old-school two-person couch co-op mode, in which each player controls two totems of their own, has been described by the team as a friendship tester, forcing both partners to work together as a cohesive unit. “The goal is to slap each other on the back – and hopefully nowhere else,” added Strandby. “So either play it with someone you like, or someone you really, really don’t.”

Kalimba is now available on Xbox One for $9.99 through the Xbox Games Store, with a PC release expected in January 2015. This game is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For more information on current and future projects from Press Play, please visit http://pressplay.dk, or follow Press Play onTwitter and Facebook, and be sure to visit the Kalimba YouTube channel for helpful hints.

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