Train2Game News Power UP Again Next Easter

Next Easter the Science Museum welcomes back its phenomenally popular interactive gaming event Power UP.

Returning for a fourth year this hands-on video game extravaganza features the very best video games, computers and consoles from the past four decades.

Power UP 2019 will take both gaming fans and novices on an interactive journey covering four decades of gaming history with 160 consoles and hundreds of games, right from retro arcade classics such as Space Invaders which also celebrates 40 years since carving out its place in pop culture, through to the latest in VR technology, catching a glimpse at what the future may hold for the world of gaming.

Michelle Lockhart, Science Museum Group Commercial Director said: ‘Following Power UP’s hugely successful run over the last three years, I’m thrilled that it will be returning to the Science Museum next spring. The allure of video games really is universal, there is something to excite and inspire everyone. This truly immersive experience offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to discover the technology and future possibilities of gaming in a fun and interactive environment.’

From Pong and Pacman to Sonic and Super Smash Bros, there is something to suit everyone, whether you’re a parent looking for child-friendly Easter holiday activities or a games aficionado who wants to revel in the classics. See the evolution of Super Mario Bros from Mario’s debut as a Donkey Kong villain to Super Mario Odyssey on the Switch, follow Lara Croft’s 22 year journey from the first PlayStation console to the latest generation PS4 and Xbox One, or get your nostalgia fix with the classic arcade games too good to update.

Evening adult-only sessions will run on Wednesday 10 and Wednesday 17 April, giving friends and competitive colleagues the perfect opportunity to battle it out on 18+ favourites like DOOM, Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto.

Register for priority booking by signing up to the Power UP email alert at sciencemuseum.org.uk/powerup

Train2Game News Kingdom Hearts III Opening

Internationally renowned singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada and eight-time Grammy Award winner Skrillex lend their talents to the opening movie of KINGDOM HEARTS III, the highly anticipated new title from SQUARE ENIX® and Disney.

The opening movie sets players up for the events to come in KINGDOM HEARTS III, as the ultimate battle for light and life comes to an epic conclusion. With the help of his loyal companions Donald and Goofy, Sora will team up with iconic Disney and Pixar characters in an attempt to defeat the darkness and save the universe.

To watch the trailer and listen to “Face My Fears,” visit: https://youtu.be/2VawSnaxtSI.

Fans can pre-order the track on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/face-my-fears-ep/1444855032?app=itunes

Skrillex, a long-time and self-professed fan of the KINGDOM HEARTS series, shares a close friendship with Hikaru Utada, which fostered the original collaboration, Face My Fears, to celebrate the game’s release.

Set to be released on January 18, 2019, the track has been produced in collaboration with Poo Bear, the acclaimed record producer who previously produced Justin Bieber’s multi-platinum selling single, What Do You Mean?

KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X on January 29, 2019. For more information, please visit http://www.kingdomhearts.com/.

Train2Game Mortal Kombat 11 Announced

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced Mortal Kombat 11, the newest game in the award-winning franchise.

The official Mortal Kombat 11 Announce Trailer sets the stage for an epic, time bending story and features an original music track created in collaboration with multi-platinum selling rapper 21 Savage. Mortal Kombat 11 is developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios and is scheduled for release beginning April 23, 2019 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch™ system and PC.

The official Mortal Kombat 11 Announce Trailer is viewable here: https://go.wbgames.com/MK11_Announce_Trailer.

The song by 21 Savage featured in the trailer is titled “Immortal” and overlays scenes of an epic battle between two iconic characters, Dark Raiden and Scorpion, with a tease of a new character who is at the center of Mortal Kombat 11’s story.

Mortal Kombat 11 will make its first gameplay debut at Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal, a highly experiential, community celebration of Mortal Kombat, taking place at 11 a.m. PST on Jan. 17, 2019 in Los Angeles and 7 p.m. UTC in London.

Mortal Kombat 11: The Reveal will be livestreamed globally at www.twitch.tv/NetherRealm and will feature a keynote presented by NetherRealm Studios. The event will also include the first opportunity for hands-on with Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay, tournaments and other Mortal Kombat themed activities.

Mortal Kombat 11 deepens and personalizes the experience unlike ever before with an all new Custom Character Variation System that gives players the creative control of building customized versions of the character roster. In addition, the game will introduce a new cinematic story that continues the epic saga that is more than 25 years in the making.

“By giving players more creative control, Mortal Kombat 11 is a testament to why this iconic franchise is so strong and increasingly relevant after more than 25 years,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “This game showcases NetherRealm Studios’ extensive talent to innovate and create epic experiences for the Mortal Kombat fans and new players alike.”

“It’s exciting to finally announce Mortal Kombat 11 and showcase what the team has been working on,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios. “Our Custom Character Variation System opens up an infinite amount of options for players to personalize their favorite fighters. We can’t wait until January when we’ll be showing more of the game.”

All pre-orders will receive the in-game, playable character, ‘Shao Kahn’. Those who pre-order on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, at select retailers, will also receive access to the beta, which will be available in March for those platforms.

To learn more about Mortal Kombat 11, please visit mortalkombat.com or join the community conversation on Facebook (MortalKombat), Instagram (@MortalKombat), Twitter (@MortalKombat), Twitch (NetherRealm), YouTube (Mortal Kombat), Discord (MortalKombat), or Reddit (MortalKombat).

Train2Game News Get paid for your content

Indie Boost is excited to announce its partnership with Game Jolt, which will provide paid opportunities to content creators on the platform.

Through the partnership between Indie Boost and Game Jolt, all verified content creators on the Indie Boost platform are eligible to earn a portion of the revenue for specified Game Jolt titles.

This opportunity is available to all content creators who are currently using Indie Boost to discover new games.

All tiers––Verified and Partner––can get paid playing games they love by linking a partnered Game Jolt account to the Twitch or YouTube account they used to sign up to Indie Boost.

Games participating in Game Jolt’s revenue sharing program are indicated on the Indie Boost platform with a pie icon on the game’s thumbnail. Once a content creator on Indie Boost receives a key for an eligible game, they can obtain a partner link through Game Jolt. They can then include this link wherever their content is posted––on their stream or video––to start earning a share of all sales made from purchases made through that link.

Indie Boost is thrilled to be providing opportunities for content creators to earn rewards for promoting games.

Please check out the Partner page for more information about paid opportunities for content creators through Indie Boost: https://www.indieboost.com/partner.html

Train2Game News Nintendo Switch Christmas Offer

Nintendo UK is launching one of its hottest deals of the year.

Just in time for the festive season – a great value Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle which includes a Nintendo Switch console and a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game download code is available to purchase from the Nintendo Official UK Store now for just £279.99, a saving of £49.99 if purchased separately.

This limited bundle which includes a FREE full game download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the ideal gift for friends and family looking to rev their engines and race together anytime, anywhere this Christmas. This great value Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle is also available to purchase across selected retailers from today whilst stocks last.

Comprising a Nintendo Switch console, a pair of Joy-Con controllers (Neon Red/Neon Blue), and a free full game download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a game which has already to date sold a staggering 11.71 million copies globally, this great value bundle has got everything two players need to start racing right from the get-go. Up to four players can get in the fun by using additional Joy-Con controllers, sold separately.

Nintendo Switch can be played anytime, anywhere, with anyone, so those races could be on the big TV screen at home, in the back of the car, or wherever else the racers in your life feel like hitting the track.

Available on the Nintendo Official UK Store and across selected retail outlets today whilst stock lasts, the great value Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundle – containing a Nintendo Switch console, a pair of Joy-Con controllers, and a free full game download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – is ideal for the gift-giving season.

You can purchase the console at https://store.nintendo.co.uk