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Activision Unveils First Glimpse of Intense Action With ‘Call of Duty®: WWII’ Trailer

Activision Unveils First Glimpse of Intense Action With ‘Call of Duty®: WWII’ Trailer

Call of Duty® is making a dramatic return to the greatest military conflict in history and where the franchise first began, World War II.  On Friday, November 3, Call of Duty®: WWII players will enlist in an unforgettable journey of brotherhood across the European theater in a mission vital to the success of the Allied powers.  The all-new Call of Duty delivers gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale.  In addition to the game’s boots-on-the-ground combat, Multiplayer offers a host of new mode, system and gameplay innovations across iconic map locations; while an all-new Nazi Zombies Cooperative mode unleashes a startling, new storyline and adrenaline filled experience.  Published by Activision and developed by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty: WWII defines the World War II game experience for a new generation of consoles.

“More than two and a-half years ago we made the decision to return this franchise to its roots, and Call of Duty: WWII does so in epic fashion,” said Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO. “The team at Sledgehammer Games is delivering an authentic, gritty, cinematic experience that honors both the epic scale, and the human struggle of the greatest war the world has ever known.  This game will let longtime fans experience World War II like never before, and will introduce this historic conflict to a whole new generation of gamers in the process.”

Call of Duty: WWII has been a journey of inspiration and passion for everyone at Sledgehammer Games. The team is dedicated to delivering on the intense nature of war that focuses on the heroism and sacrifice of soldiers in WWII. Our rich narrative driven, action-packed campaign, and engaging and innovative multiplayer experience immerse players into the boots of a soldier fighting for freedom in a world on the brink of tyranny.  And, our co-operative mode delivers a unique storyline that’s an all-new take on Nazi Zombies that we think fans are going to love,” said Michael Condrey, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games. 
 
Added Glen Schofield, Studio Head and Co-Founder of Sledgehammer Games, “the story we’re telling is unlike anything that we’ve tackled before.  It’s such an amazing journey of common everyday people who became heroes. We want to respect this great generation of soldiers, tell a realistic story set in a true inflection point in human history, and deliver the best experience of our careers.”

Call of Duty: WWII takes the franchise back to its roots in a bold cinematic experience that captures the unforgettable heroism of the soldiers who fought together in a war that changed the world forever.  Activision’s gripping new title is an honest portrayal of World War II from the perspective of the famed 1st Infantry Division, with an ensemble cast of global and diverse characters. Through stunning visuals and intense audio, players storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, march across France to liberate Paris and ultimately push forward into Germany in some of the most monumental battles of all-time.

Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer combat immerses players in grounded, fast-paced action featuring an arsenal of authentic weapons and equipment, set in some of the most iconic locations in World War II’s European theater.  Multiplayer also delivers a new approach to character and create-a-class through Divisions, War, an all-new narrative multiplayer mode of play, and Headquarters, a first of its kind for the Call of Duty social community, designed for players to interact and socialize with friends.  The definitive World War II next generation experience also introduces Nazi Zombies, an all-new cooperative mode featuring a unique standalone storyline set during World War II that’s full of unexpected, adrenaline-pumping action.  Look for more information about Multiplayer at E3 and the Nazi Zombies cooperative experience at a later date.

Call of Duty: WWII pre-orders at participating retailers includes access to the Private Beta, available first on PlayStation®4, scheduled for later this year.  Call of Duty: WWII is available for pre-order in the following editions:

  • Base Edition and Digital Base Edition – Suggested Retail Price $59.99.
  • Digital Deluxe Edition – Season Pass** and more, SRP $99.99.
  • Pro Edition – Season Pass**, collectible SteelbookTM and more, SRP $99.99

Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: WWII Editions.

**Season Pass purchasers receive 2018 Call of Duty: WWII Season Pass content.  Season Pass content is not final, is subject to change, and may not include all downloadable content available for the game.  Season Pass content may not be available in all countries, and pricing and release dates may vary by platform. Season Pass content should be downloaded from the in-game store only; do not purchase separately, or you will be charged again.  Season Pass content may be sold separately.

The title is published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and developed by Sledgehammer Games. For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.com, www.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty and @SHGames on Twitter, Instagram and FacebookCall of Duty: WWII is scheduled for release on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and PC.  The title is not yet rated.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.

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Activision Announces ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ And Livestream Event For April 26th!

Activision Announces ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ And Livestream Event For April 26th!

Call of Duty returns to its World War II roots with Call of Duty: WWII, developed by Sledgehammer Games. More details are incoming during the game’s Worldwide Reveal livestream on Wednesday, April 26 featuring Sledgehammer Games co-studio heads and founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield.  Fans will be able to tune in to get a first look at Call of Duty: WWII and get intel on the studio’s vision for the game.

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‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ To Be Released On November 4th!

‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ To Be Released On November 4th!

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty® is returning to its roots for a classic, epic battle of two armies unlike anything seen before in the record-setting series. Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare will launch worldwide Friday, November 4, immersing players in a war story that, for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our solar system.

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and led by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also be available as the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, which includes the return of the full campaign and 10 multiplayer maps from the famed Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, released in high-definition brilliance as Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered*.

Infinite Warfare and the Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, featuring Modern Warfare® Remastered,will be available for PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.

“This year, we’re both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a bold, new vision from the studio that created the original Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, and an adventure on an insanely epic scale that only Call of Duty could deliver. And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is one of the most beloved games of all-time, reborn for a new generation. We have lovingly remastered it with a whole new level of graphical fidelity and realism that wasn’t possible when the original was released. It’s going to be a great year for Call of Duty players.”

“With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “On one hand, this game is the kind of gritty, boots on the ground, visceral war story that Call of Duty is known for. On the other, its future setting takes players on a journey of epic scale and proportions, providing incredible gameplay innovations and new experiences for our fans. This is a grand scale, old-school, all-out war in an epic new-school setting. And it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun.”

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare puts storytelling front and center in a rich, immersive narrative. Infinity Ward breaks new ground by exploring the weight of leadership and its responsibilities. In a desperate time of overwhelming adversity, the player, as Captain of their own warship, must take command against a relentless enemy. Experienced soldiers are thrust into extraordinary circumstances that will test their training and reveal their true character as they learn to lead and to make the hard decisions necessary to achieve victory. The game also introduces stunning, never before seen environments, new weaponry, and inventive player abilities to Call of Duty. The entire campaign – from boots-on-ground combat to piloting high speed space-fighters – occurs as a near seamless experience with few visible loading times, and delivers the hallmark, blockbuster franchise moments that fans love.

For online action, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare promises to strike with maximum impact in a world where every second counts as it delivers the future of warfare. The game’s Multiplayer mode features an evolution of Call of Duty‘s movement system with an emphasis on front-line engagement. Additionally, Infinite Warfarewill introduce an original cooperative Zombies mode that takes players on a wild ride through a new storyline with unique gameplay features and mechanics. More details about multiplayer and the new zombies experience will be announced at a later date.

One of the most critically acclaimed titles in the series, inspired by overwhelming community interest, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is being remastered for current generation consoles. Executive produced by Infinity Ward and developed by Raven Software, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* puts players into a modern-day action-thriller filled with the heart-stopping moments that made it one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all-time.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered boasts vibrant current generation visuals, with fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, stunning sound, and much more. Fans will relive the full, iconic campaign as they’re transported around the globe with Capt. Price, Gaz and Soap across all the missions from the original game, including “All Ghillied Up,” “Charlie Don’t Surf,” and “Crew Expendable.” Players will also experience the online multiplayer mode that redefined Call of Duty by introducing killstreaks, XP, Prestige and more, and battle head-to-head in 10 fan-favorite maps from the original multiplayer mode, including classics such as “Crash,” “Backlot” and “Crossfire.”

“The original Modern Warfare raised the bar on video games and forever will be remembered as one of the best. It’s an honor to be developing the remaster and we are committed to faithfully remastering this classic for Call of Duty fans,” stated Brian Raffel, studio head of Raven Software.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered* is included with the following editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition – Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, SRP $79.99.
  • Digital Deluxe Edition – Includes Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass, SRP $99.99.
  • Legacy Pro Edition – Includes Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible Steelbook, official game soundtrack and additional digital items, SRP $119.99.

*Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Editions.

*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game.  Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download.  Internet connection required.  For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQ.

For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.comwww.youtube.com/callofduty or follow @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is scheduled for release on PlayStation® 4 system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC.  The title is not yet rated.

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Chad L. Coleman of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Treadwater’ Creator Morgan Rosenblum To Appear At New York Comic-Con

Chad L. Coleman of ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Treadwater’ Creator Morgan Rosenblum To Appear At New York Comic-Con

The Walking Dead” star Chad L. Coleman and Treadwater creator/writer Morgan Rosenblum will be making an appearance at the  New York Comic-Con this Thursday, October 8th-Sunday, October 11th at Booth #844. Check out a video message from the duo below and be sure to swing by and meet them in the flesh!

Co-Partner and Executive Producer Chad L. Coleman (“The Walking Dead”/”The Wire”) and Darkrose Studios are taking the comic and gaming world by storm with their Sci-Fi Transmedia franchise, Treadwater. Originally written and developed as a screenplay, Treadwater is a dark and mature sci-fi action drama about a team of vigilantes who will do whatever it takes to maintain peace in a dystopian future. The graphic novel series takes a savvy approach to comics, curating a variety of platforms for their audience to interact. From hard copy graphic novels and animated motion comics to video games and TV series, Treadwater creates a fully immersive world for their viewers to experience. Enter the Treadwater interactive website: http://trdwtr.com/candlelight

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Treadwater, referenced by the acronym TRDWTR (Technological Research and Development Working Toward a Resolution), tells the story of a pre-apocalyptic tale of the future when the unstable global economy deals with the aftermath of the Euro collapsing. The world nose dives into chaos. Mass rioting, looting, and outright civil disobedience erupts. While many nations begin to focus on protecting and securing their respective borders, others feel that the only way to deter attacks is with a preemptive gesture of strength. The balance of global powers becomes obsolete when Germany forms an aggressive stance behind German military patriot, General Kirklau. Governments and worldwide organizations have their hands tied, as one wrong move by any of them could launch an all-out world war. Treadwater is the only organization taking a proactive stance to keep the world afloat, while others helplessly do just that – tread water.

TreadwaterThe Graphic Novel Part 1 made the “Indie Bestseller List” in its opening month when it hit shelves nationwide and internationally in July. Treadwater also won Gold for Illustration and Bronze for writing in a Graphic Novel series on READERS’ FAVORITE. The franchise has continued to make a huge impression in the Sci-Fi world teaming up with Artist Henry Fong, best known for his production design on major feature films which include X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2, PACIFIC RIM, and THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS, to name a few.

Chad L. Coleman (‘Tyreese’ from “The Walking Dead”) is featured as the character of “Mr. Osi” in the graphic novel. PLAYBOY Playmate & “Geek Fantasy Woman of the Year”, Holly Wolf has been heavily involved with the franchise and will be seen with the team at New York Comic-Con. Founder of Darkrose Studios, Morgan Rosenblum created and co-wrote the graphic novel and has been featured on multiple panels for “How to Succeed in Self Publishing” alongside Conor McCreedy (Writer of Assassin’s Creed and Kill Shakespeare) and will be featured again with Jimmy Palmiotti (Multi-Award Winning Writer/Illustrator for DC and Marvel).

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IRON MAIDEN Release Epic Retro-Gaming Themed Video For “Speed of Light”

IRON MAIDEN Release Epic Retro-Gaming Themed Video For “Speed of Light”

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Iron Maiden – ‘The Book of Souls’

Heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have just premiered the video for “Speed Of Light” on their website www.ironmaiden.com. Written by guitarist Adrian Smith and vocalist Bruce Dickinson, “Speed of Light” is taken from their new double album The Book Of Souls due for global release on September 4, 2015 through BMG in the U.S.A. (Parlophone Records rest of world). The video will be available for streaming free on both www.ironmaiden.com and the band’s YouTube channel. Maiden fans can download the “Speed Of Light” song when pre-ordering The Book Of Souls on iTunes. It can also be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music.

The video was produced and directed by Llexi Leon with animation and visual effects by The Brewery Production Company. A huge Iron Maiden fan, this is Llexi Leon’s first music video. Creator of the cult comic book series Eternal Descent – an IP that digitally animated a cast list of metal & hard rock luminaries, Leon has further expanded into the video gaming industry. He chose to collaborate with The Brewery who’s previous film credits include 2010’s punk-rock inspired Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll with Andy Serkis, 2012’s music festival themed Spike Island with Emilia Clarke & more recently were providing VFX for the Sky Atlantic biopic on Ian Fleming.

The video is a ‘homage’ to four decades of video gaming juxta-posed alongside Iron Maiden’s 40 years of incredible visual canon centering on their talisman, Eddie as he travels through space & time to complete his Herculean task.

The Book Of Souls is IRON MAIDEN’s 16th studio album and was recorded in Guillame Tell Studios in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley.

Pre-order Here:

2CD Limited Deluxe Hardbound Book Edition, Double CD &Triple Heavy Weight Black Vinyl LP: http://www.ironmaiden.com/thebookofsouls/

Best Buy exclusive “Speed Of Light” CD single + T-shirt box: http://smarturl.it/IronMaidenBestBuy

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CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III – Beta Details Announced!

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III – Beta Details Announced!

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The start of the highly-anticipated Call of Duty®: Black Ops III multiplayer beta is quickly approaching. Fans can gear up to head into battle starting next week on PS4, Treyarch and Activision will release new information regarding the content that will be available in the beta, including maps, modes, Specialists and more.

For a detailed breakdown, please visit https://community.treyarch.com later today. You can check out today’s teaser trailer below along with two screenshots.

The beta will begin on August 19 for PlayStation 4 owners and on August 26 for Xbox One and PC owners. Look for more information to be released throughout this week.

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WWE® 2K16: Arnold Schwarzenegger Announced As Pre-Order Exclusive

WWE® 2K16: Arnold Schwarzenegger Announced As Pre-Order Exclusive

wwe_2k16_cover2K today announced the debut of 2015 WWE Hall of Fame inductee and global action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger in WWE® 2K16, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE franchise. Best known for his acting, bodybuilding and political endeavors, Schwarzenegger, a longtime WWE fan and WWE Hall of Famer, will expand his relationship with WWE through WWE 2K16 with two playable characters – T-800 from The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day films. The playable characters will be available for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for thePlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360. WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally.

“I’ve achieved many things in my life, but I’ve always said success means staying hungry and pushing the limits,” said Schwarzenegger. “I was honored to join the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year, and now I’ll continue my WWE legacy with one of my biggest film roles immortalized in WWE 2K16. Match the Terminator against Stone Cold Steve Austin®, Seth Rollins® or Daniel Bryan®, and there’s only one possible outcome: Hasta la vista, baby!”

From early childhood in his native Austria to today, Schwarzenegger represents the ultimate renaissance man, taking risks and defying odds through career accomplishments in bodybuilding, acting, politics and more. He won his first of four Mr. Universe titles at the age of 20, earned seven Mr. Olympia titles and since 1989 has hosted worldwide fitness expositions through the Arnold Sports Festival. Schwarzenegger is a fixture in numerous blockbuster action films, including Conan the Barbarian,T he TerminatorPredator, Total Recall, Terminator 2: Judgment DayTheExpendables franchise and his most recent release, Terminator Genisys, as well as for his roles in pop-culture favorites Kindergarten Cop and Twins. In addition, Schwarzenegger transcended from Hollywood to the state capitol, serving two consecutive terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 to 2010.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger is a living legend with universal appeal, a perseverance for greatness and a strong relationship with WWE, including his recent Hall of Fame induction, all of which make him an incredible fit for WWE 2K16,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “He’s a force to be reckoned with and defines what it means to raise some hell. Through his WWE 2K16 pre-order inclusion, fans simply can’t beat the opportunity to play as the Terminator in a WWE ring.”

To see the WWE 2K16 pre-order promotional campaign featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, check out the video below.

Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K16 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K16 is currently scheduled for release on PS4™, PS3™, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally.

For more information on WWE 2K16 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com.

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‘South Park: The Fractured But Whole’ Game Announced

‘South Park: The Fractured But Whole’ Game Announced

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Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft®and South Park Digital Studios announced that South Park™: The Fractured but Whole™, a sequel to 2014’s award-winning South Park™: The Stick of Truth™, is currently in development. Players will once again assume the role of The New Kid and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a new hilarious and outrageous adventure.

Developed by Ubisoft San Francisco, South Park: The Fractured but Whole will enable players to delve into the crime-ridden underbelly of South Park with Coon and Friends. This dedicated group of crime fighters was formed by Eric Cartman, whose superhero alter ego, The Coon, is half man, half raccoon. As The New Kid, players will join Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a host of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team the most beloved superheroes in history.

Ensuring another truly authentic South Park experience, creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are involved in every step of the development of the game.

“The success of South Park: The Stick of Truth proves our fans crave a deeper interactive experience with South Park,” said Dan Yang, EVP and GM, Consumer Products, Viacom Music & Entertainment Group. “Working with Ubisoft to extend the South Park gaming franchise will no doubt galvanize the audience’s interest across all platforms.”

“By successfully mixing outstanding comedy with excellent gameplay, South Park: The Stick of Truth created a game genre: the Comedy Role-Playing Game,” said Laurent Detoc, president at Ubisoft. “Our teams worked hard, laughed hard, and players loved it so we’re back to collaborate on the fantastic world created by Matt, Trey and the talented group at South Park Digital Studios with South Park: The Fractured but Whole.”

South Park: The Fractured but Whole will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

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Telltale Games and Skybound Announce ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series’

Telltale Games and Skybound Announce ‘The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series’

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Announced this morning at E3 in Los Angeles, today Telltale Games and Skybound have revealed the next installment for The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. Slated to premiere later this fall, fans can start to get excited about The Walking Dead: Michonne.

The Walking Dead: Michonne – A Telltale Games Mini-Series stars the iconic character from the comic book series haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret. The story explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139. Through this Telltale Games mini-series of 3 episodes, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back.

You can expect to see the premiere this fall on PC/Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and compatible iOS and Android-based devices. You’ll need at least the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two in order to play The Walking Dead: Michonne, but we’ll have more info on that for you closer to the premiere date.

So why did we choose Michonne for Telltale’s first-ever mini-series? Robert Kirkman and Telltale’s own Kevin Bruner can tell you more…

“In many ways, Michonne herself is a reflection of the world of The Walking Dead. She is brutal and cold on the outside, but deep beneath what is broken, she remains hopeful, trying to claw her way out of the darkness that surrounds her,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead. “In our effort to bring the world of the comic and the world of the Telltale series closer together, there is no greater character than Michonne to help bridge that gap.”

“Michonne’s complexity and range make her an ideal lead for the compelling interactive drama fans have come to expect from Telltale,” said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. “With this mini-series, players will experience Michonne’s challenges first-hand, and the choices they make will shape her journey. We’re incredibly honored by Robert for the opportunity to share this untold story in The Walking Dead universe.”

Stay tuned to Telltale Games on TwitterFacebook, and on their blog for the latest updates.

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Call of Duty®: Black Ops III To Hit Stores On November 6th!

Call of Duty®: Black Ops III To Hit Stores On November 6th!

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Mark your calendars for the return of the most played series in Call of Duty® history, because Black Ops is back!  Call of Duty®: Black Ops III will arrive Friday, November 6, to take fans on a journey to the dark, twisted and gritty world of Black Ops with a true next generation experience that redefines Call of Duty.  Published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), and developed by award-winning developer Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops III delivers a campaign that can be played as a full single player game or co-op online with up to four players, the deepest, most rewarding multiplayer ever offered in Call of Duty, and, a mind blowing Call of Duty Zombies experience that, for the first time, features its own XP progression system.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III is in development for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and PC.
Activision and Treyarch also announced for the first time on Call of Duty next gen – a multiplayer Beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops III.  Fans who pre-order the game now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC will get access to the Beta*, details for which will be announced at a later date.
“Nearly 100 million people have played Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, making it the most-played series in Call of Duty history. And those fans are about to get the best Black Ops game we’ve made yet with Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO, Activision. “This is Treyarch’s first three year development and man, have they made the most of it; with a ton of innovation across all modes of play, and of course a mind bending, wild ride of a story, Black Ops style. Our fans will get a taste for themselves with a Beta later this year. But for now, Black Ops is back.”
The Black Ops series is the most played in Call of Duty history with nearly 100 million registered players having played Call of Duty®: Black Ops and Call of Duty®: Black Ops II combined.  For award-winning studio, Treyarch, this marks the first time with three-years for development, which has been fully leveraged to bring the Black Ops series to next gen with Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
Black Ops III is without a doubt, the most ambitious project ever in the history of our studio. Since the launch of Black Ops II, we have been pushing ourselves to develop the best Call of Duty game we can for the millions of fans that continue to play our games, even to this day,” said Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch.  “We’ve been taking advantage of the three year development cycle by pushing our game design forward in every way imaginable, crafting all-new experiences, mechanics, systems and characters, all in the deepest Call of Duty that we’ve ever made. This really is like getting three games in one.”
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III campaign deploys players into a future world, where bio-technology coupled with cybernetic enhancements has given rise to a new breed of Black Ops soldier.  Through Direct Neural Interface (DNI) technology, players are now connected to the intelligence grid and their fellow operatives during battle.  In a world more divided than ever, this elite squad consists of men and women who have enhanced their combat capabilities to fight faster, stronger, and smarter.
The most engaging and rewarding multiplayer offering to date debuts a new momentum-based, chained-movement system that allows players to move fluidly through custom-built environments with finesse, all while maintaining complete control over their weapon at all times.Treyarch also introduces its new Specialist system, which lets players choose and rank up nine elite Black Ops soldiers, each with their own look, personality, voice and battle-hardened weapons and abilities, fundamentally changing the way players engage in combat.  Multiplayer is rounded out with an all-new weapon customization system that give players more powerful tools than ever to build and personalize that perfect weapon.  Additional details about multiplayer will be announced at a later date.
No Treyarch title would be complete without its signature Zombies, rounding out the offering.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III delivers a completely unique Zombies experience and is the most immersive and ambitious Zombies to date, complete with a new XP progression for players, adding unprecedented levels of depth and re-playability.
Call of Duty is an entertainment juggernaut that continues to reinvent itself year after year with new storylines and exciting features,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising, GameStop. “We’ve been able to get an early look at Call of Duty: Black Ops III and are extremely impressed with what we’ve seen, and expect it to be a huge hit yet again.”
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer Beta* will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation® 4 system and PC.  Actual platform availability and launch date(s) to be determined.  See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details and redemption instructions.  After redeeming a Beta Access code, stay tuned for more detail on how and when players can access the Beta. Limited time only, while Beta codes last, at participating retailers.  Internet connection is required.
For the latest intel, check out: www.callofduty.comwww.youtube.com/callofdutyor follow @Treyarch and @CallofDuty on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.  Call of Duty: Black Ops III is not yet rated.
*To access multiplayer on Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required; on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Plus (sold separately) required.

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