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Frozen Synapse: Tactics Announced

After recently announcing their new digital publishing branch - D11 Games - Double Eleven have now revealed that they will be working with Mode 7 on a console version of Frozen Synapse. The new title, Frozen Synapse: Tactics, will be released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita via the PSN store.

Originally released in 2011, the critically praised Frozen Synapse has sold over 430,000 copies to date. Its unique style of gameplay offers something new to the strategy gaming genre and is a refreshing change from modern traditional RTSs.

“Frozen Synapse for us represents some of the best work coming out of the UK and onto the PC. We know there’s also a great console game in there as well waiting to be realised.” said Mark South, COO for Double Eleven.

Demi Gounari, Art Director on the new project, said “We are thrilled to be working on Frozen Synapse; our vision is to reinvent the game’s aesthetics and interactivity in the same way that Mode7 reinvented strategy gaming with this title.”

Black Ops II Sets New Retail Record

Activision Publishing today announced that for the fourth consecutive year, the Call of Duty franchise has delivered the biggest entertainment launch of the year. The highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops II has achieved an estimated sell-through of more than $500 million worldwide in the first 24 hours of its release, according to Chart-Track, retail customer sell-through information and internal company estimates.

"With first day sales of over half a billion dollars worldwide, we believe Call of Duty is the biggest entertainment launch of the year for the fourth year in a row," said Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard, Inc. "Life-to-date sales for the Call of Duty franchise have exceeded worldwide theatrical box office receipts for "Harry Potter" and "Star Wars," the two most successful movie franchises of all time. Given the challenged macro-economic environment, we remain cautious about the balance of 2012 and 2013."

Sleeping Dogs Dragon Master Pack Out Now

Available from today, the Dragon Master Pack (640MSP, $7.99, €6.49, £5.10) offers players a content-rich collection of weapons, character upgrades, martial arts moves and missions, previously only available individually at pre-order. The Square Enix Character Pack (160MSP, $1.99, €1.49, £1.19) lets players become a silent assassin, augmented warrior or king of chaos with three new character outfits, each with a unique new weapon and buff.

The Dragon Master Pack is available to download from today on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and Steam. The Square Enix Character Pack is available from today on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network (Europe) and Steam and from November 20th on PlayStation Network (North America).

More information can be found at www.sleepingdogs.net, our extensive community website where players can track their in-game progress and see how they shape-up against the global Sleeping Dogs community.

Dragon Master Pack

HISTORY Legends Of War World War II Strategy Game Announced

Slitherinehave once more teamed up with HISTORY and PQube to bring the strategy genre to consoles. HISTORY Legends Of War follows General Patton's campaign from the D-Day landings to Berlin and is set to invade stores in February 2013.

This is a turn-based strategy game at heart. A squad-based tactics experience integrating RPG elements with unprecedented depth in an amazing historical setting. Players command a limited number of units in a sequence of thrilling and engaging missions starting in the days following the Normandy landing and leading through to the conquest of Berlin.

As troops fight through four different campaigns against the Wehrmacht, they'll gain experience and skills which make them deadlier in combat. With the combination of turn-based tactics and strategic management through the RPG elements, players must use every bit of their tactical wit and genius against a challenging AI. With missions types such as attack, defence, infiltration, and sabotage, every mission will put players to the test.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Now Available

The wait is over. The groundbreaking Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now available at retail locations across the globe. The highly-anticipated sequel to the best-selling Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 console game in history has been called "the most ambitious Call of Duty ever," pushing the boundaries of the blockbuster franchise to new heights by propelling players into a world full of advanced weaponry, robotics and drone technology in the year 2025. Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which has shattered pre-order records set last year by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, is on its way to a historic launch, and is poised to usher in a new era for the 30-million Call of Duty fans worldwide with a host of new innovations to deliver the complete gaming experience. Providing great value to the Call of Duty community, starting today Activision's Call of Duty Elite services for Call of Duty: Black Ops II are free, providing fans with deeply integrated features, including Clan Operations, Zombies Leaderboards and more.

Turtle Beach Exclusive Black Ops 2 Headset Series Hits Retail

Turtle Beach has announced its full line of exclusively licensed, limited edition Call of Duty: Black Ops II Ear Force headsets are now available from retailers. Custom designed and optimized to deliver enhanced audio for the year’s most anticipated entertainment launch, the distinctive line includes the Ear Force TANGO, Ear Force SIERRA, Ear Force X-RAY, Ear Force KILO and Ear Force EARBUDS. Accompanying the series’ release are eight premium voice prompts for gamers interested in the ultimate immersion within the epic title. Available for download via the Turtle Beach website, the voice prompts feature leading characters from the Call of Duty: Black Ops II cast across single player, multiplayer and Zombies.

Whether accompanied by the tough and gravelly voice of Sergeant Frank Woods, the sentient tones of a Female Computer, or Dr. Richtofen’s sociopathic proclamations, the voice prompts available for select Call of Duty: Black Ops II Ear Force headsets will ensure a seamless and completely immersive experience as players face-off for battle once the blockbuster game hits worldwide on November 13.

Free DLC for Pure Chess

VooFoo Studios and Ripstone are pleased to announce the release of a free chess set for Pure Chess along with the official soundtrack launch and latest patch for the game, all coming to the PlayStation Network in Europe and the US this week.

Created by independent games developers, VooFoo Studios and developed with the aid of a chess Grandmaster Pure Chess, which was released earlier this year, is a classic strategy board game with a series of interactive game modes, various tutorials and stunning graphics, allowing anyone from beginners to International Masters looking to move up a rank the chance to take part and develop their skills.

The latest DLC named “Battalion” is available to download for free for both PlayStation3 and PlayStationVita. The name of the new set was picked by Twitter competition winner Adam Richards, who was selected from thousands of entrants across the world.

The launch of the new content coincides with the release of the official soundtrack. Pure Chess enthusiasts can now listen to the beautifully calming sounds of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Satie to relax your mind and keep your head in the game, for just £3.99.

Call of Duty Elite Services Free for Black Ops 2

With the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops II less than 40 days away, Activision announced today that all of its Call of Duty Elite service features for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be free when the blockbuster game hits worldwide on 13th November. With Call of Duty Elite free for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, both new and veteran Call of Duty Elite members alike will be able to enjoy the full range of Call of Duty Elite’s robust service and features integrated into the highly-anticipated new game in development by award-winning studio Treyarch.

“We’ve learned a lot in our first year of Call of Duty Elite, and we’re very proud that we over delivered on our commitment of playable content to our premium members,” said Activision Publishing CEO, Eric Hirshberg. “What we have realised is that several of the Call of Duty Elite services which are currently only available to our premium members for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 are things that would further unite, engage and delight our player community. So we are going to make them free for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”

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