Train2Game News Disney Dreamlight Valley

Gameloft, a leader in the creation and publishing of games, today unveiled Disney Dreamlight Valley, an upcoming free-to-play life-simulation adventure game.

Fans are invited to create their personalized avatar and embark on an enchanting journey alongside some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved characters.

Players can be the first to experience Disney Dreamlight Valley this summer as part of Early Access with the purchase of a Founders Pack or by being an Xbox Game Pass member ahead of the game’s launch in 2023.

For more information, please visit disneydreamlightvalley.com to sign up for game updates.

Watch the announcement trailer at https://gmlft.co/DDV-AnnouncementTrailer 


Arriving in the dream world of Dreamlight Valley, players will embark on an enchanting quest to restore a once-idyllic village now desolate and full of Night Thorns after a mysterious event called The Forgetting. Uncover the mysterious secrets that led you to this new world and explore diverse realms inspired by classic Disney and Pixar worlds, while helping the iconic inhabitants of the town recover their lost memories. In this experience, players will meet and build friendships with beloved characters from Mickey & Friends to Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and Moana to Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story and more. Dive in and immerse in a multitude of unique individualized story arcs and enjoy activities with some of the village’s most memorable characters, such as whipping up a delectable Disney-themed dishes alongside Remy from Disney and Pixar’s Ratatouille inside of your own village restaurant, fishing at the fishing hole with Goofy, or growing vegetables from Wall•E’s garden patch.  


Players will be able to design the Disney and Pixar villages of their dreams across multiple unique biomes, ranging from the snowy mountains of the Frosted Heights to the Peaceful Meadow and beyond – with a wealth of customization options for their avatars, homes, and villages. The game will feature an ever-evolving list of Disney-princess-inspired ballgowns, Mickey-adorned streetwear, Frozen-inspired antique kitchen designs, and more.  


Disney Dreamlight Valley will give our fans the opportunity to write their own story and build their ideal Disney and Pixar life within a richly detailed world populated with characters from some of Disney’s most iconic stories,” said Luigi Priore, V.P., of Disney and Pixar Games. “We are excited to hear feedback from our audience throughout the development of this title as we collaborate with the talented team at Gameloft to bring Disney Dreamlight Valley to life.”  


“Our development team is a big family of Disney and Pixar fans and have poured all of our passion into the development of Disney Dreamlight Valley, especially in the way we depict characters and their story arcs,” said Manea Castet, Game Manager of Disney Dreamlight Valley at Gameloft Montreal. “We can’t wait for fans to join the Early Access this summer and help us bring this new ever-evolving Disney and Pixar-inspired world to our excited community.” 


Disney Dreamlight Valley is set to launch in 2023 as a free-to-play title. This summer, players can be the first to play in an Early Access available exclusively for players who purchase a Founder’s Pack or have an Xbox Game Pass member. During the Early Access phase, players will be the first to explore Dreamlight Valley and receive exclusive rewards that they will keep once the game officially launches next year. Early Access will be released across all supported platforms including PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®5 (PS5™), PlayStation®4 (PS4™), Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One consoles. PC and Mac versions will be released on Steam, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, and the Mac App Store.


For more information and to sign up for updates, please visit https://disneydreamlightvalley.com

Train2Game News Kingdom Hearts Comes To The Switch

As a part of the ongoing 20th anniversary of KINGDOM HEARTS celebration, SQUARE ENIX® and Disney today released four beloved KINGDOM HEARTS titles for the first time on Nintendo Switch™ via cloud.

Cloud versions include KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC) and the all-in-one KINGDOM HEARTS INTEGRUM MASTERPIECE for Cloud collection.

Players who purchase KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC), either as a standalone title or through the all-in-one collection, will receive the Advent Red Keyblade for use in that game.


Watch the KINGDOM HEARTS Series for Nintendo Switch Cloud Version launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/5T7Gp3s4liQ

For a full list of games included in each collection, visit: https://square-enix-games.com/en_GB/news/kingdom-hearts-switch
 
Players can test their internet connection prior to purchasing any of the title(s) with free playable demos, available to download now from Nintendo eShop for three of the beloved KINGDOM HEARTS titles, including KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC).
 
The first entry in the KINGDOM HEARTS franchise first released twenty years ago in 2002, thus launching the longstanding collaboration between SQUARE ENIX and Disney. Since then, over 35 million copies have shipped worldwide.

Nintendo Switch players, who have eagerly awaited the arrival of the series’ back catalogue on the platform, will soon be able to join Sora, Donald, Goofy, and many other Disney and Pixar characters on adventures through the “Dark Seeker Saga,” spanning from the original KINGDOM HEARTS to the critically acclaimed KINGDOM HEARTS III + Re Mind (DLC).
 
To order these titles, please visit the page here: www.kingdomhearts.com/switch

Train2Game News Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory

SQUARE ENIX® and Disney today announced the launch of KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory, the first rhythm action game in the wildly popular video game series.

Starting today, players can battle to the beat of legendary composer Yoko Shimomura’s beloved tracks and timeless classics from Disney, including “Let It Go” and “Under the Sea,” on the Nintendo Switch™ system, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X. This celebration of music and adventure marks the KINGDOM HEARTS series’ debut on the Nintendo Switch.

  To watch the KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory Gameplay Compilation trailer, visit:
https://youtu.be/dWu66QEB27Y

  In KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory, players will relive their favorite moments from the series as they journey alongside Sora, Donald and Goofy, along with other familiar KINGDOM HEARTS characters. As players travel through iconic Disney worlds, they will join forces with beloved Disney characters along the way. Players can master more than 140 musical tracks, including favorites like “Destiny Islands,” “Hand in Hand,” and “Working Together” from Yoko Shimomura, as well as classic songs from Disney’s cinematic universes.

  Whether alone or with friends and family via local co-op and online multiplayer, players will bounce and bop to the beat of the exhilarating KINGDOM HEARTS soundtrack to defeat tough enemies and bosses. The game offers three different play styles so players of all ages and skill levels can enjoy their magical musical adventure in KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory. Players can casually explore all the worlds and tracks with One Button mode, or really showcase their prowess with the frenetic “Performer” mode for more fast-paced and skillful combo sets. Along the way, players will unlock and collect iconic story scenes from across the entire KINGDOM HEARTS saga, to be enjoyed in the game’s Museum. Competitive Online Battle modes mix up the formula even further, with special tricks to confound your opponents. Players of the Nintendo Switch™ version can also participate in a Free-for-All battle mode with up to seven other players via local play.

  Celebrations of the game’s launch continue in the hit mobile game, KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road, as fans can obtain the brand-new SN++ – MoM Kairi Medal for a limited time. Full details on how to obtain this new Medal can be found in-game.

In addition, for those eager for even more musical KINGDOM HEARTS content, the official KINGDOM HEARTS III soundtrack is now available worldwide digitally. The soundtrack features ten hours and over 160 songs from the critically acclaimed KINGDOM HEARTS III and a curated selection of recent KINGDOM HEARTS-related titles composed by Yoko Shimomura, Takeharu Ishimoto and Tsuyoshi Sekito.

  Fans can also look forward to the release of KINGDOM HEARTS Ultimania: The Story Before KINGDOM HEARTS III, the long-awaited English translation of the fan-favorite reference guide. This gorgeous oversized hardcover containing a collection of KINGDOM HEARTS art and trivia will release on June 15, 2021, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other select retailers now.

  KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory is rated E10+ by the ESRB and is now available for $59.99 on the SQUARE ENIX store, the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation®Store, Microsoft Store and other select retailers. For a limited time, those who purchase for the PlayStation®4 system from the PlayStation®Store before December 31st, 2020 will also receive the KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory theme. The KINGDOM HEARTS Melody of Memory free demo is also available to download now on all three platforms. For more information, visit: www.kingdomhearts.com/mm

  KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ Dark Road is available now as a free-to-play app (with in-app purchases) through the App Store® and on Google Play Store™ and the Amazon Appstore.

Train2Game News Kingdom Hearts Mobile

With over eight million players worldwide, KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] players uncover story elements from the earliest parts of the series’ history, as well as from the highly-anticipated, upcoming KINGDOM HEARTS III.

Players can create their very own Keyblade wielder and adventure through Disney worlds with beautiful and stylized art, while interacting with a rich cast of memorable Disney characters.

Yesterday, Square Enix and Disney introduced a new collaboration event based on the hit Disney•Pixar film, Coco. From yesterday through July 31, 2018, Keyblade wielders can take part in a variety of in-game events, including:

Multiplayer Quests with Special Coco Rewards – Players can earn powerful new Medals featuring Miguel and Héctor by completing multiplayer quests.

Miguel Medals – Players can also obtain Miguel Medals by completing special quests.

“Miguel & Dante” Medals – “Miguel & Dante” Medals can be obtained by purchasing the Weekly Jewels Extravaganza bundle.

More information about the collaboration is available on the @kh_ux_na Twitter page.

This game is available now as a free-to-play app (with in-app purchases) through the App Store® for iPhone® and on Google Play™ for Android® devices.

Train2Game News Kingdom Hearts III Best RPG

At this year’s Game Critics Awards, KINGDOM HEARTS III was awarded Best RPG title.

This continues the critical reception of the title most notably at the E3 convention where it received over 30 awards from North and South American media publications.

“The long-awaited third entry in the beloved KINGDOM HEARTS franchise brings together the magical worlds of Disney, Pixar and Square Enix,” said Ryan Lacina, Product Marketing Director at Square Enix. “Fans can expect an RPG adventure of a lifetime, with all new worlds and characters, epic battles and a storyline filled with Disney magic.”

KINGDOM HEARTS III will be available on January 29, 2019 for the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. KINGDOM HEARTS III is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

KINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure and support each other through difficult times.

Set in a vast array of Disney worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, a young boy and unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy, two emissaries sent by King Mickey from Disney Castle, to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe.

Through the power of positivity and friendship, Sora, Donald and Goofy unite with iconic Disney and Pixar characters old and new to prevail tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds.

Train2Game News UK Top 20 – 13.07.15

F1_2015A surprising chart this week as petrol heads nation wide have dethroned the dark knight. F1 2015 is number one with Batman: Arkham City at number two. Lower down the charts is Disney Infinity 2.0 which debuts at number thirteen.

All formats
Week ending 11 July 2015

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 F1 2015 CODEMASTERS
2 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 1
3 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
4 THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 3
5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
6 THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT 4
7 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION MICROSOFT 7
8 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 10
9 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE ACTIVISION 9
10 DESTINY ACTIVISION 11
11 FIFA 15 EA SPORTS 8
12 DYING LIGHT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
13 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY
14 FARMING SIMULATOR 15 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE 14
15 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION MICROSOFT 16
16 PAYDAY 2: CRIMEWAVE EDITION 505 GAMES 13
17 SPLATOON NINTENDO 15
18 YOSHI’S WOOLLY WORLD NINTENDO 6
19 WWE 2K15 2K SPORTS 19
20 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2015 UKIE Ltd

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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 – 22.09.14

DestinyDestiny has held off the might of Disney and Link and retained the number one spot in the charts. Disney Infinity 2.0 entered at number two with Hyrule Warriors at number three. Lower down the charts Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call has entered at number seventeen.

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Week ending 20 September 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 DESTINY ACTIVISION 1
2 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 DISNEY INFINITY
3 HYRULE WARRIORS NINTENDO
4 WATCH DOGS UBISOFT 3
5 THE SIMS 4 EA GAMES 2
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
7 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 4
8 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
9 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED SONY COMPUTER ENT. 5
10 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 8
11 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
12 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 11
13 TOMODACHI LIFE NINTENDO 16
14 TITANFALL EA GAMES 15
15 DIABLO III REAPER OF SOULS ULTIMATE EVIL BLIZZARD 13
16 SNIPER ELITE 3 505 GAMES 20
17 THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY: CURTAIN CALL SQUARE ENIX
18 TERRARIA XBOX 360 CLASSICS 19
19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 16
20 METRO REDUX DEEP SILVER 14
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Train2Game News 1000+ devs sign anti abuse letter

Peace GamingSeveral developers have signed a letter in an attempt to put an end to anti social behaviour on social media in gaming communities.

EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Guerrilla, Epic, Crystal Dynamics, Deep Silver, Double Fine, Lionhead, Bohemia, Blizzard, Infinity Ward, TellTale, Disney, PopCap, Harmonix, Traveller’s Tales, Sony, 2K, DICE, Google, Riot and Apple – as well as dozens of independent developers – are already signed up in an attempt to make the internet a place where your views can be heard without your personal character being attacked.

“We believe that everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened. It is the diversity of our community that allows games to flourish,” the letter reads.

“If you see threats of violence or harm in comments on Steam, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook or Reddit, please take a minute to report them on the respective sites. If you see hateful, harassing speech, take a public stand against it and make the gaming community a more enjoyable space to be in.”

You can read the full letter and all who have signed it here.

Train2Game News Future Internet Games Contest launched today

ficontentThe Future Internet Games Contest is being launched today by Disney and the Future Internet Consortium partners in association with Abertay University.

Ideas for games in the areas of augmented reality, blending real and virtual worlds, and city-wide play will be assessed by a panel of experts from the Europe-wide Future Internet (FI) Content initiative.

This Disney-led project comprises major European and global companies and research centres, who have joined their skills to drive innovation at the crossroads of content, media, networks and creativity.

Entries can be made at http://www.daretobedigital.com/220_Future-Internet-Games-Contest-.html until 10 June, with a £2000 prize for the winning web or mobile game – and potential opportunities to work with the Disney-led consortium.

Professor Kenny Mitchell, Research Lead at Disney Research, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for budding game developers and veterans alike across Europe to show their skills on a highly visible and important stage as part of our Future Internet Content project.”

The partnership between Abertay University and FI Content is to focus on the Pervasive Games platform, where the real world and internet experiences are playfully mixed together.

The platform focuses on multiplayer mobile gaming, using cutting-edge internet technology to enable large groups of people to play together, and moving games beyond playing on a console at home or remotely interacting with friends through social games.

Game developers are invited to think about how a mobile game can be an augmented version of the real world, offering play between real people that creates something more exciting and interactive for everyone.

Professor Louis Natanson, who leads computer games education at Abertay University, said: “Abertay University is delighted to work with Disney on the Future Internet Games Contest, and we look forward to seeing how game developers address this challenge.

“Games have incredible power to bring people together, to entertain and to change how we perceive the world around us.

“Future internet technologies, and the hugely powerful smartphones everyone carries with them, offer an unprecedented opportunity for designers and programmers to build entirely new ways for large groups of people to play together in the real world.”

The Future Internet Games Contest is led by Disney and associated partners in association with Abertay University.

This initiative aims at developing and experimenting across Europe cutting-edge ICT platforms devoted to applications and services in the emerging area of pervasive games for virtual and augmented reality.

For more information, and to apply, please visit http://www.daretobedigital.com/220_Future-Internet-Games-Contest.html