DJs Steve Aoki and Don Diablo Go Head to Head in Injustice 2 at gamescom

DJs Steve Aoki and Don Diablo Go Head to Head in Injustice 2 at gamescom

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced that top DJs Steve Aoki and Don Diablo will go head to head in Injustice 2. Steve Aoki is a 2x Grammy Nominated DJ and Producer and Owner of Team Rogue. Don Diablo is a World Wide Top DJ and frequent collaborator with hit artists including Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, and Coldplay. The Celebrity Charity Competition set to take place at gamescom 2017, on 23 August at 12:00 PM (CET) is a live battle to the death.

With up to five rounds to be played on Playstation® 4, the victor will be the first to win three of the thrilling mega matches. Fans worldwide can watch each one blow by blow as the fight is livestreamed on both twitch.tv/twitch and twitch.tv/netherrealm. On site, players can get a ring side seat at the Twitch stage, located in Halle 9, A-052.

In addition to the action, fans of Injustice 2 should tune in to check out the new, exclusive announcement that will take place during the event, revealing the next three Injustice 2 DLC characters that will be released in Fighter Pack #2.

Post-match, fans will be given the opportunity to get a first-hand account of the battle with Steve and Don during a Meet and Greet session.

From the victor’s spoils, there will be a donation of $5,000 to be made to the Aoki Foundation, founded by Steve Aoki with the primary goal of finding advances in brain science through funding research in regenerative medicine and brain preservation. The foundation also supports humanitarian causes dear and near to Steve Aoki such as disaster relief, developmental disabilities, and animal-rights.

Developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game is currently available for PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 4 Pro, and Xbox One.

For more information about Injustice 2 please visit www.injustice.com. Join the Injustice 2 conversation on Facebook (https://go.wbgames.com/Facebook), Twitter (https://go.wbgames.com/Twitter), and official forums (https://go.wbgames.com/Forums).

Nintendo Download: Flip Over Sonic

Nintendo Download: Flip Over Sonic

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

This tense multiplayer action game will have you stomping to flip over panels—and unwitting opponent ... This tense multiplayer action game will have you stomping to flip over panels—and unwitting opponents. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Flip Wars – This tense multiplayer action game will have you stomping to flip over panels—and unwitting opponents. To win, flip the most panels to your color in local battles*, online** or single-player. The more you flip, the faster you’ll move in a mad dash to nab power ups. Increase your flip range, turn invincible, and more across three modes and 12 arenas.
    • Sonic Mania – 2D Sonic is back in a new adventure. In a celebration of past and future, play as Sonic, Tails and Knuckles as you race through new Zones and fully re-imagined classics, each filled with exciting surprises and powerful bosses. Go head-to-head with players in Competition Mode or play in Co-Op Mode with a friend. Welcome to the next level for the world’s fastest blue hedgehog. Sonic Mania will be available on Aug. 15.
    • Severed – From the creators of the Guacamelee! game and inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, Severed puts players in the role of a one-armed warrior named Sasha who wields a living sword on her journey through a nightmarish world in search of her family.
  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS
    • MONSTER HUNTER STORIES (Demo Version) – Venture into monster nests to collect eggs and hatch a wide array of species with uniquely powerful skills. Form teams, battle alongside them, crush opponents with combo attacks and ride into the sunset a champion. Need more muscle? Then mix and match genes to create monsters with more abilities.

Nintendo eShop sales:

Activities

  • Fire Emblem Heroes – Fans of the mobile game will see a flurry of activity this week.
    • Starter Support Events: Beginner and veteran Summoners alike will have a chance to strengthen their armies. During this event, they can summon five-star versions of four popular Heroes, and enjoy special log-in bonuses.

1. Hero Fest: 12 a.m. PT Aug. 10 to 11:59 p.m. PT Aug. 17 at: Here comes a Starter Support Hero Fest to help out new Summoners. It features some great Heroes at a boosted starting appearance rate of 5 percent.

2. Log-In Bonuses: Now through 11:59 p.m. PT Sept. 10: You can earn up to 60 Orbs! Here’s how:

  • Starter Support Log-In Bonus: Receive 20 Orbs if you log-in between now and 11:59 p.m. Aug. 24.
  • Six-Month Anniversary Celebration Log-In Bonus Part 1: Receive 20 Orbs if you log-in now through 11:59 p.m. PT Aug. 21.
  • Six-Month Anniversary Celebration Log-In Bonus Part 2: Receive 20 Orbs if you log-in between 12 a.m. PT Aug. 22 and 11:59 p.m. PT Sept. 10.
  • New features coming to version 1.6.0:
    • New mode: Arena Assault: In this mode, you’ll need to use a different team of Heroes in each map for a real challenge.
    • New feature: Catalog of Heroes: Check out all the Heroes you’ve met so far.
    • Plus, the Max Hero Merit limit has been raised from 2,000 to 3,000+.
  • New updates: Tempest Trials Get Powered Up: The event runs 12 a.m. PT Aug. 11 until 11:59 p.m. PT Aug. 24.
    • Auto-Battle will automatically continue until you clear all maps or your team is defeated.
    • Team Management for Multi-Map Battles: You’ll be able to create up to 10 reserve teams.
    • New Stage with level 10 foes.
    • Score Bonus: Each day, you’ll get triple the points the first two times you head into battle.
    • Stat Boost for Bonus Allies: When you use Bonus Allies in Tempest Trials, they’ll get a 10-point boost to HP and a four-point boost to all of their other stats. They also will earn double experience and SP.
  • Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with activities throughout August – It’s been 25 years since Kirby debuted in the Kirby’s Dream Land game on the Game Boy system. That’s worth celebrating! You can redeem your points and get these celebratory Kirby 25th Anniversary items:

Also new this week:

*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
**Nintendo Account required. Online services and features, including online gameplay, are free until the paid Nintendo Switch Online Service launches in 2018.

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel.

Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switchhttp://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

Injustice 2 Welcomes Teen Titan Starfire To The Roster Today

Injustice 2 Welcomes Teen Titan Starfire To The Roster Today

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment ushered in the newest addition to the Injustice 2 character roster: the ultraviolet ray-wielding heroine Starfire, who DC fans will recognize as a prominent member of the Teen Titans. Beginning today, players who have purchased the Injustice 2 Ultimate EditionInjustice 2 Digital Deluxe EditionInjustice 2 Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack #1 can unleash Starfire’s celestial projectiles, use her flight ability to evade incoming attacks and create deadly weapons out of pure energy.

Developed by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game is currently available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

For more information about Injustice 2 please visit www.injustice.com. Join the Injustice 2 conversation on FacebookTwitter, and official forums.

The Nintendo World Championships Are Returning This October

The Nintendo World Championships Are Returning This October

Players of All Ages Can Compete in Modern and Classic Nintendo Games in the Nintendo World Championships 2017 – Players Qualify at Eight Select Best Buy Stores

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Imagine standing on the big stage, controller in hand. Everyone in the audience is cheering your name, and even more are watching live at home. After advancing through the tournament, you are about to start the finals. If you win this round, you will be named the Nintendo World Championships 2017 tournament winner. Your heart is beating. The competition begins…

With the Nintendo World Championships 2017 tournament, taking place on Oct. 7 in New York at Manhatt ... With the Nintendo World Championships 2017 tournament, taking place on Oct. 7 in New York at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom, fans of all ages from around the country have the chance to be a part of Nintendo history. (Graphic: Business Wire)

This triumphant scenario might sound like a dream for any Nintendo fan, but it could actually be a reality! With the Nintendo World Championships 2017 tournament, taking place on Oct. 7 in New York at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom, fans of all ages from around the country have the chance to be a part of Nintendo history.

Following its debut in 1990, the Nintendo World Championships made a grand return at E3 2015 in Los Angeles. The Nintendo World Championships finds fans of all ages and walks of life competing in a variety of Nintendo games, both recent and retro. Here’s how it all works:

Starting on Aug. 19, select Best Buy stores around the country will host qualifying events in eight locations around the country. Players will be divided into two groups based on their age, and both groups will play Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The first age group, 12 and Younger, will play as Mario on the Nintendo DS “Luigi’s Mansion” course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels and Super Glider. The second age group, 13 and Older, will play as Bowser on the Game Boy Advance “Bowser Castle 1” course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels and Super Glider. The player with the best Time Trial entry in each age group at the end of the two-day event at each location will qualify for the Nintendo World Championships 2017!

Additionally, anyone who visits these events at Best Buy will be able to try demo versions of the Super Mario Odyssey game, launching Oct. 27 for the Nintendo Switch system and the Metroid: Samus Returns game for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, arriving on Sept. 15. Plus, visitors who are My Nintendo members will be able to check in using their My Nintendo QR Code at any of the qualifier event locations to receive 100 Platinum Points. My Nintendo members who are one of the first 200 to check in daily at each location will receive a My Nintendo pin as an added bonus.

During the Nintendo World Championships event in New York, players will battle their way through a variety of games where they will be eliminated or will advance their way through the tournament based on their performance.

“The format of the Nintendo World Championships means that anyone has a chance to become the winner,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Audiences are hungry to watch competitive video games in action, and many of our most classic games, both old and new, are well-suited to competition by players of all ages.”

The qualifying rounds will take place at the following Best Buy stores:

                 
Best Buy Address       Dates       Times (All times local)

610 Exterior St.
Bronx, NY 10451

      Aug. 19-20      

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

181 Curtner Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

      Aug. 19-20      

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

3675 Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA 90505

      Aug. 26-27      

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

2301 Howard St.
Evanston, IL, 60202

      Aug. 26-27      

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

9378 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75231

      Sept. 2-3      

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

1000 W. 78th St.
Richfield, MN, 55423

      Sept. 2-3      

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

4001 W. 20th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33012

      Sept. 9-10      

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

17364 Southcenter Parkway
Tukwila, WA 98188

      Sept. 9-10      

Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

                 

Participation in the qualifying events is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets to attend the final event in New York will be limited. Details on ticket availability and distribution will be shared in the coming weeks.

For more information about the Nintendo World Championships 2017 and full rules for the qualifying events, visit http://nwc.nintendo.com/.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C (excl. P.R.) and Canada (excl. Quebec). Registration for the qualifier begins at store open (photo ID may be required). Minors (under 18 or age of majority in state of residence) must have parent/legal guardian present to play. One prize per age group, per local event: slot to compete in Nintendo World Championships 2017 in NYC on 10/7/17, travel to NYC for 2 (ARV: $1000), hotel in NYC for 4 nights from 10/4/17 (ARV: $1200), and a $400 gift card. Winners must be in NYC and available to participate in activities from 10/5/17 through 10/7/17. For the Championship Event in NYC: The first place winner will receive a championship trophy (ARV: $2,780), and second and third place winners will each receive medals (ARV: $100 each). Odds of winning depend on number and skill of eligible participants. For complete details, see official rules at nwc.nintendo.com. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switchsystem and the Nintendo 3DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 703 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS family of systems, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Wii and Wii U systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.

LEGO Worlds Announces Second DLC Pack – “Monsters”

LEGO Worlds Announces Second DLC Pack – “Monsters”

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced that LEGO Worlds is adding a Monsters DLC Pack in October, bringing scary quests, terrifying creatures and haunted houses to the game. Additionally, It was also confirmed that LEGO Worlds will be coming to Nintendo Switch on September 5 and is available for pre-order.

LEGO Worlds Adding “Monsters” DLC Pack for Strange and Spooky Adventures with the Undead  Nintendo Switch Release Confirmed for September 5, 2017

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced that Monsters, the second downloadable themed content pack for LEGO Worlds, will be available in October for $3.99. The Monsters Pack adds Monster Town, a peculiar place full of scary quests, terrifying creatures, haunted houses and ghastly vehicles sure to send chills down players’ spines.  In Monster Town, Halloween is celebrated every day! But delinquent zombies are taking their trick-or-treating a bit too seriously.  Players must use their LEGO brick building skills to repair the damage and scare away the zombies with tricks of their own.

It was also confirmed that LEGO Worlds will be coming to Nintendo Switch on September 5 and is available for pre-order. The physical version, priced at $39.99, will include two bonus packs of premium DLC, Classic Space released in July and the upcoming Monsters. The digital version, priced at $29.99, includes the base game with the DLC available separately on the eShop.  Both premium DLC packs will be available on all other platforms.

LEGO Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, is currently available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM.  

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Nintendo Download: Go on a Rampage with Retro Classics

Nintendo Download: Go on a Rampage with Retro Classics

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content:

The Retro City Rampage game reimagines the open-world crime genre of the ’80s. (Photo: Business Wire ... The Retro City Rampage game reimagines the open-world crime genre of the ’80s. (Photo: Business Wire)

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • Retro City Rampage DX – The Retro City Rampage game reimagines the open-world crime genre of the ’80s. Rampage the city, steal cars or play over 60 Story Mode missions. This remastered pop culture sendup features a full Story Mode of open-world missions, along with Arcade Challenges for quick pick-up-and-play action. Explore the city by foot or by car, and discover minigames, customizations, collectibles and special guest stars.

Nintendo eShop sales:

  • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
    • I Am Setsuna – Download the authentic JRPG style of yesteryear on the Nintendo Switch console and save 33 percent for a limited time. Offer ends Aug. 10 at 8:59 a.m. PT.
  • Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

Activities

  • Celebrate Kirby’s 25th Anniversary with activities throughout August – It’s been 25 years since Kirby debuted in the Kirby’s Dream Land game on the Game Boy system. That’s worth celebrating! Fans can enjoy up to 25 percent off select digital Kirby games for the Wii U console and Nintendo 3DS family of systems now through 8:59 a.m. PT on Aug. 8. The full list of games is here.
  • While we’re enjoying 25 years of Kirby, there’s another famous Nintendo series having an anniversary right now: The Star Fox 64 game was released a little more than 20 years ago! With the long-awaited release of Star Fox 2 coming on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system on Sept. 29 as well, we thought it was the perfect time to celebrate all things Star Fox with some My Nintendo rewards. Check out some of the great stuff you can get with your My Nintendo points!
    • Star Fox Zero (Wii U) 30 percent off
    • Star Fox 64 3D (Nintendo 3DS) 30 percent off
    • Star Fox Command (Wii U) 40 percent off
  • This month’s game picks are Nintendo exclusives from a wide variety of genres! With discounts of up to 50 percent off, now is a great time to try these fun titles you might have missed.

Also new this week:

In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Network account.

The Wii Shop Channel offers games and applications and uses Wii Points, which can be purchased via the Wii Shop Channel.

Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switchhttp://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.