Break Ground on Your Metropolis in Cities: VR, Available Now

VR adaptation of Paradox Interactive’s blockbuster title Cities: Skylines hits Meta Quest 2 

STOCKHOLM – April 28, 2022 – Today, Fast Travel Games announced that Cities: VR, its adaptation of Paradox Interactive’s acclaimed city simulation game Cities: Skylines, is now available for Meta Quest 2. Budding ‘VRchitects’ can purchase the definitive VR city-builder today for $29.99 on the Meta Quest store here. Fans can also expect the free Metro & Traffic Routing update to hit in June, which will allow citizens to find their way across the Cities underground and provide Mayors with improved tools to direct the flow of traffic. Continuous improvements and free updates are being planned for the future.

Hit the (virtual) streets and watch the brand new launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/WKq_V_bDI8s

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Battle a Swarm of Demons to Protect the Innocent in TEPPEN’s “Genma Onslaught” Starting Today

A new war rages against the demonic horde

TOKYO, Japan – April 28, 2022 – A fight begins in Amatsu no Kuni as “Genma Onslaught” launches in TEPPEN today. Join the battle against a demon horde with characters from Onimusha and Monster Hunter Rise, who join beloved characters from Breath of Fire, Street Fighter, the Mega Man series, and more.

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The Heroes of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Face a New Evil in Puzzle & Dragons

Fight alongside Dai and the Disciples of Avan against Dark King Vearn and his Dark Army

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – April 25, 2022 – The Dark King has been resurrected as Dragon Quest: Adventure of Dai returns to Puzzle & Dragons today through May 8. Join Dai and his friends as they embark on a journey with legendary dungeons, friendly faces, and fearsome new foes to keep the battle fresh.

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Under the Stairs and Gearbox Publishing Debut Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom at PAX East

Fans who pre-purchase the title will receive the game’s original soundtrack for free at launch

FRISCO, Texas – April 21, 2022 – Eyes in the Dark: The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom will be launching on Steam and the Epic Games Store on July 14, 2022 (MSRP: $14.99). In addition, Under the Stairs and Gearbox Publishing announced that starting today anyone who pre-purchases the title will receive a free copy of the game’s original soundtrack at launch (a $4.99 value). 

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Playable Worlds Raises Over $25M Series B With Strategic Investment from Kakao Games

Playable Worlds concept art.

BITKRAFT Ventures, Galaxy Interactive, Lilith Games and Gaingels join round to drive development of cloud-native tech and sandbox MMO game, led by Raph Koster and Eric Goldberg

SAN MARCOS, Calif. – April 20, 2022 – Playable Worlds announced today that it has secured over $25 million in Series B funding, led by Korean video game publisher Kakao Games Corp., a subsidiary of Kakao, and with participation from return investors BITKRAFT Ventures and Galaxy Interactive. New investors Lilith Games and Gaingels also joined the round, which follows a $10 million Series A in 2020. This strategic investment will be used to drive Playable Worlds’ talent recruitment and fund its cloud-native sandbox MMO game currently in development.

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Asmodee and the Fondation Université Paris Cité put board games at the heart of their reflection on creativity

PARIS — April 13, 2022 — A few days ahead of World Creativity Day, Asmodee and the Université Paris Cité Foundation have announced the launch of the HOMO CREATIVUS Chair, the first of its kind in France. The Chair is headed by Professor Todd Lubart of the Université Paris Cité’s Laboratory of Applied Psychology and Ergonomics (LaPEA). This pioneering Research Chair is set to study creativity in society from five key angles, including one devoted to creativity through games, in both children and adults, for which Asmodee, key actor of entertainment as well as worldwide leader of board game edition and distribution, becomes the first sponsor.

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Asmodee Launches Unbox Now, A Label to Help Friends and Families Pick the Perfect Board Game

The Unbox Now label presents a selection of the best modern board games to discover this increasingly popular hobby with ease.

PARIS — April 12, 2022 — Asmodee, a leading publisher of board games around the world, announced the launch of Unbox Now in the United States, a selection of its best-selling and most accessible board games, to help friends and family to find the right board game to play together. Unbox Now gathers together 11 of the top Asmodee games. Games under the Unbox Now label have collectively won over 140 awards internationally, making them some of the most celebrated brands across the board game sector. Unbox Now will roll out globally across both physical and digital retailers with new branding, websites, dedicated social media channels, in-store displays and more. All of the above combine to make Unbox Now Games a key attraction for both retailers and consumers – creating massive cross sell opportunities and unifying Asmodee’s top selling products under one easily identifiable brand. 

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A New Hero Rises as Ultraman Teams Up with Puzzle & Dragons

Legacy Ultras join the fight with new dungeons and prizes

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – April 11, 2022 – Get your protosuits ready to join the fight with the heroes of Ultraman in Puzzle & Dragons. Battle the aliens from now to April 24 in event-exclusive dungeons and recruit the franchise’s classic characters from the Ultraman Egg Machine. Fight alongside the iconic heroes—and some villains—while you prepare to see the biggest battle Ultraman has ever faced.

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