Train2Game News Final Fantasy Returns to Consoles

SQUARE ENIX® today announced that several titles from the legendary FINAL FANTASY® series are coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and STEAM®.

From exploring the expansive world of Ivalice in FINAL FANTASY® XII THE ZODIAC AGE®, to enjoying iconic scenes from FINAL FANTASY® VII, IX and X / X-2 HD Remaster, fans will soon be able to play hallmark FINAL FANTASY titles anytime and anywhere.

The fun starts with today’s release of FINAL FANTASY® XV POCKET EDITION HD for the Nintendo Switch, and the upcoming release of WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA on November 6th. The Chocobo’s Dungeon series also returns for the first time in ten years with Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™ bound for release this winter. The remaining titles, including the return of co-op action RPG FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition, will release in 2019.

The full list of the announced FINAL FANTASY titles and platforms are available below:

NINTENDO SWITCH

  • FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™
  • FINAL FANTASY® VII
  • FINAL FANTASY® IX
  • FINAL FANTASY® X / X-2 HD Remaster
  • FINAL FANTASY® XII THE ZODIAC AGE®
  • FINAL FANTASY® XV POCKET EDITION HD
  • WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA

XBOX ONE

  • FINAL FANTASY® VII
  • FINAL FANTASY® IX
  • FINAL FANTASY® X / X-2 HD Remaster
  • FINAL FANTASY® XII THE ZODIAC AGE®
  • FINAL FANTASY® XV POCKET EDITION HD
  • WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA

PLAYSTATION®4 SYSTEM

  • FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES® Remastered Edition
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!™
  • FINAL FANTASY® XV POCKET EDITION HD
  • WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA

PC

  • WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® MAXIMA

Further information on each title is available at: http://sqex.link/FFgames.

Train2Game News 15th Game Developers Choice Award Nominees

GDC AwardsOrganizers have revealed the finalists for the 15th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the leading peer-based video game event celebrating the industry’s top games and developers.

Winners in all categories will be honored at the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 6:30pm at the San Francisco Moscone Center during the 2015 Game Developers Conference alongside the Independent Games Festival Awards.

Leading the pack with five nominations is Monolith Productions’ acclaimed open-world action game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – receiving nods for Game of the Year, Innovation, Best Design, Best Narrative and Best Technology. Following close behind are Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolation and Destiny from Bungie, each of which were nominated for multiple awards across categories like Best Audio and Best Technology, and also nominated for the 2014 Game of the Year.

Mirroring years past, titles from smaller teams have once again received strong recognition, with nominations or honorable mentions in nine of the 10 categories. Polish independent studio The Astronauts was nominated across four categories for its work producing the atmospheric first-person mystery game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter: the Innovation Award, Best Debut, Best Narrative and Best Audio. Several other games of similar scope garnered multiple category nominations, including 11 bit studios’ This War of Mine, Inkle Studios’ 80 Days and Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight.
Nintendo also showed strongly in the Choice Awards nominations across both the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The latest iteration of the publisher’s flagship fighting game franchise, Super Smash Bros for 3DS picked up a nomination for the Best Handheld Game of the year, while the acclaimed puzzle-platformer Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is up for a Best Design award. The Nintendo-published, Platinum Games-developed Wii U character action game Bayonetta 2 was also nominated for multiple awards, including Game of the Year and Best Visual Art.

Additional titles with multiple nominations included Blizzard’s free-to-play digital card game Hearthstone (three nominations), Bungie’s ambitious online first-person shooter Destiny (three nominations) and Yacht Club Games’ love letter to NES platformers Shovel Knight (two nominations),

The 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards are freely open to any video game that was initially released and made publicly available to customers during the 2014 calendar year, irrespective of platform or delivery medium. Both finalists and winners are selected by the Game Developers Choice Awards-specific International Choice Awards Network (ICAN), which is an invitation-only organization, comprised of leading game creators from all parts of the industry.

The complete list of nominees, including honorable mentions, for the 15th annual Game Developers Choice Awards is in the pdf below

Choice Developers Nominees

The Game Developers Choice Awards also gives out three Special Awards yearly: the Pioneer, Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement awards, all of which will be announced in the near future. The Audience Award for the Choice Awards – open to all finalists for this year – will also return and will open for online voting in February.

For more information about the 15th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, visit http://www.gamechoiceawards.com.

Train2Game News FIFA for SpecialEffect

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Chris Cook, Community Manager at GamePointsNow/GameKeysNow, today announced that he will be making an attempt to break the Guinness World Record  for “The Longest Video Game Marathon On a Football Game” by playing FIFA 15. 

The attempt aims to smash the current record of 48 hrs 5 minutes and help raise funds on behalf of the awesome charity Special Effect.

“I’ve been playing FIFA games since they first started way back on the Mega Drive, so couldn’t think of a better way to raise money & awareness for a truly amazing cause,” said Chris Cook, “As someone who has seen firsthand how gaming can help enhance lives, I could not think of a better charity to lend my support to”.

The event will be taking place at the popular gaming themed cocktail bar Loading Bar in Dalston, North London between the 5-7th November 2014 and members of the public are encouraged to come a long and join in, have a drink and more importantly, donate to Special Effect!

Online donations can be made via Chris’ JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/FifaWR

The record attempt will be streamed live (internet stability permitting) via Twitch.tv (http://www.twitch.tv/GamePointsNow) and will feature giveaways from big name supporters like Insert Coin Tees, QWERTEE, Campo Retro clothing, Papa Johns Pizza, Hauppauge and more. There will also be opportunities for people to challenge Chris to online matches throughout the entire attempt.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 27.10.14

Fifa 15FIFA 15 remains in the number one spot for another week andBayonetta 2 makes its debut at number seven. Towards the bottom of the top twenty, the Borderlands Collection has come in at number sixteen, Civilation: Beyond Earth is number eighteen and Just Dance 2015 is number nineteen.

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Week ending 25 October 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 1
2 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
3 THE EVIL WITHIN BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 2
4 DESTINY ACTIVISION 7
5 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 4
6 BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL! 2K GAMES 3
7 BAYONETTA 2 NINTENDO
8 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 5
9 ALIEN: ISOLATION SEGA 6
10 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM SKYLANDERS 11
11 DRIVECLUB SONY COMPUTER ENT. 8
12 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 13
13 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 15
14 SUPER SMASH BROS. NINTENDO 12
15 F1 2014 CODEMASTERS 10
16 THE BORDERLANDS COLLECTION (1 & 2) XBOX 360 CLASSICS
17 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 11
18 CIVILIZATION: BEYOND EARTH 2K GAMES
19 JUST DANCE 2015 UBISOFT
20 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 17
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 20.10.14

Fifa 15Another two big games released this week and they still can’t take the number one spot from the powerhouse which is Fifa 15. The Evil Within wasn’t enough to scare Fifa away, leaving it at number two and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, has managed to reach number three. Just squeezing into the top ten is F1 2014 which hits number ten.

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Week ending 18 October 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 1
2 THE EVIL WITHIN BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
3 BORDERLANDS: THE PRE-SEQUEL! 2K GAMES
4 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 3
5 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 4
6 ALIEN: ISOLATION SEGA 2
7 DESTINY ACTIVISION 6
8 DRIVECLUB SONY COMPUTER ENT. 5
9 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 10
10 F1 2014 CODEMASTERS
11 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM SKYLANDERS 7
12 SUPER SMASH BROS. NINTENDO 9
13 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 11
14 NBA 2K15 2K SPORTS 8
15 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 12
16 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
17 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 14
18 SLEEPING DOGS: DEFINITIVE EDITION SQUARE ENIX 13
19 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 18
20 THE SIMS 4 EA GAMES 17
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 13.10.14

Fifa 15Several new games have entered the charts this week including the highly anticipated Alien: Isolation from Sega. None of them were enough to kick Fifa 15 from the number one spot though. Alien: Isolation almost got there at number two with the next closest new release being Driveclub at number five. Skylanders: Trap Team and NBA 2k15 entered at numbers seven and eight respectively. The definitive edition of Sleeping Dogs was the final new game to enter the chart at number thirteen.

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Week ending 11 October 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 1
2 ALIEN: ISOLATION SEGA
3 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
4 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT 3
5 DRIVECLUB SONY COMPUTER ENT.
6 DESTINY ACTIVISION 5
7 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM SKYLANDERS
8 NBA 2K15 2K SPORTS
9 SUPER SMASH BROS. NINTENDO 4
10 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 6
11 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 8
12 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 7
13 SLEEPING DOGS: DEFINITIVE EDITION SQUARE ENIX
14 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 13
15 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 9
16 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
17 THE SIMS 4 EA GAMES 10
18 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 14
19 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 18
20 FROZEN: OLAF’S QUEST GSP/AVANQUEST 20
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 06.10.14

Fifa 15Three big new games came out this week and none of them were enough to topple Fifa 15 from the number one spot. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor came in at number two, Forza Horizon came in at number three and Nintendo’s hit franchise Super Smash Bros. came in at number four.

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Week ending 4 October 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 1
2 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3 FORZA HORIZON 2 MICROSOFT
4 SUPER SMASH BROS. NINTENDO
5 DESTINY ACTIVISION 2
6 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
7 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 3
8 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 4
9 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 5
10 THE SIMS 4 EA GAMES 7
11 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 6
12 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
13 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 10
14 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 14
15 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT. 11
16 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 16
17 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 15
18 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 17
19 FANTASY LIFE NINTENDO 8
20 FROZEN: OLAF’S QUEST GSP/AVANQUEST 19
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 29.09.14

Fifa 15Destiny wasn’t able to withstand the might of Fifa 15 which has taken the number one spot, pushing its predecessor to number two. Further down the chart Nintendos Fantasy Life has entered the chart at number eight and strangely; the 3DS game that ties in with the hit Disney movie Frozen, Frozen: Olaf’s Quest has climbed to number nineteen despite being release in December last year.

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Week ending 27 September 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS
2 DESTINY ACTIVISION 1
3 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY 2
4 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
5 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 7
6 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 4
7 THE SIMS 4 EA GAMES 5
8 FANTASY LIFE NINTENDO
9 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 8
10 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 10
11 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
12 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 11
13 HYRULE WARRIORS NINTENDO 3
14 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 12
15 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 19
16 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 13
17 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 18
18 DIABLO III REAPER OF SOULS ULTIMATE EVIL BLIZZARD 15
19 FROZEN: OLAF’S QUEST GSP/AVANQUEST
20 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 18
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 15.09.14

DestinyAs was the games destiny, Destiny has soared to the number one spot knocking The Sims 4 in to second. The yearly version of NHL debuted this week at number seven and the new Naruto game, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution has just creeped in to the top ten at number ten. Lower down the chart at number seventeen is the first week for Infamous: First Light.

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Week ending 13 September 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 DESTINY ACTIVISION
2 THE SIMS 4 EA GAMES 1
3 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 2
4 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 6
5 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT. 4
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 7
7 NHL 15 EA SPORTS
8 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 8
9 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
10 NARUTO ULTIMATE NINJA STORM REVOLUTION BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
11 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 10
12 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
13 DIABLO III REAPER OF SOULS ULTIMATE EVIL BLIZZARD 5
14 METRO REDUX DEEP SILVER 3
15 TITANFALL EA GAMES 13
16 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 15
17 INFAMOUS: FIRST LIGHT SONY COMPUTER ENT.
18 MADDEN NFL 15 EA SPORTS 11
19 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 17
20 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 19
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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 01.09.14

Metro ReduxThis weeks charts sees a new number one. Metro Redux knocks Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil down to number two. There seems to be a trend of remastered collected editions of games rejoining the charts at the moment. Lower down the chart Madden NFL 15 enters the chart at number six with the new season starting in just under a weeks time.

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Week ending 30 August 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 METRO REDUX DEEP SILVER
2 DIABLO III REAPER OF SOULS ULTIMATE EVIL BLIZZARD 1
3 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT. 2
4 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 3
5 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 5
6 MADDEN NFL 15 EA SPORTS
7 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 9
8 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 4
9 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 6
10 TITANFALL EA GAMES 11
11 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 7
12 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
13 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 MICROSOFT 17
14 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 15
15 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 14
16 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
17 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 13
18 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 12
19 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 18
20 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
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