FORGED BATTALION IS PREPARING FOR WAR

New RTS From Petroglyph and Team17 Arriving on Steam Early Access January 16th

18th December 2017, UK – Award-winning international games label Team17 today announced that Forged Battalion, the innovative and dynamic new take on the real-time strategy genre from Command & Conquer veterans Petroglyph will be available via Steam early access on 16th January 2018.

In Forged Battalion players build and customise their own unique faction as they fight in a variety of skirmish, solo and multiplayer battles. They will create, customise, and develop the blueprints of their emerging faction to create ever-evolving factories and units. Using resources gained from each battle, they will unlock new options through the tech tree allowing them to choose the archetype, and an array of armours, locomotors, weapons, and special abilities such as stealth and regeneration that will make each player’s faction one of a kind.

“The early access release of Forged Battalion is a vital part of developing the game.” Chuck Kroegel CEO of Petroglyph said. “We want fans to truly help forge what the game becomes so it’s important to get them into the game as soon as possible and start giving us their feedback. We can’t wait to see the unique factions that the community will create. We’ll see you on the battlefield!”

Early Access Launch Content available on January 16th will be as follows:

· Campaign missions comprising the first act of a multi-act storyline
· Skirmish maps supporting up to eight players
· Multiple Skirmish game modes including HQ Destruction and Annihilation
· Dedicated servers to support multiplayer
· Five customisable archetypes of vehicles (infantry, light vehicle, heavy vehicle, air and turrets)
· Resource management of tech tree points earned in tactical battles

The Early Access period for Forged Battalion is planned to run for several months, during which there will be regular content drops which will be outlined via a roadmap on the Steam forum.

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About Team17 Digital Ltd
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading international games label that hosts The EscapistsGenesis Alpha OneOvercookedYoku’s Island ExpressYooka-Laylee, the Worms franchise, Aven Colony and many more from developers around the world. Visit www.team17.com  for more info.

About Petroglyph 
Founded by Westwood Studios veterans, and based in Las Vegas, Petroglyph has been responsible for a range of tactical and strategic PC games including Star Wars: Empire at WarGrey Goo and the recent ‘8-Bit’ RTS series.

About Forged Battalion
Forged Battalion. Developed by Petroglyph. © 2017. Forged Battalion and Petroglyph are trademarks or registered trademarks of Petroglyph. Published by Team17. © 2017. Team17 is a registered trademark of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.

Star Wars Battlefront II : The Last Jedi™

13 December 2017 – Today, in the first free season of content in Star Wars Battlefront II, fans can jump into the action and experience the excitement of Star Wars™The Last Jedi™. Finn joins the battle as a playable hero for the Resistance striving to keep the galaxy from oppression, while Captain Phasma is playable as a new villain leading the First Order in combat. Both characters are now unlocked without any Credits required for players who log in during the season. Players can also immerse themselves in the authentic sounds and high-fidelity visuals of two all new locations straight out of the film. Battle on Crait in epic 20 vs 20 Galactic Assault matches or go above the Resistance Base on the planet D’Qar in intense 12 vs 12 Starfighter Assault dogfights in space. To begin Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season, players must first choose to fight for the Resistance or The First Order. This choice will be linked to recurring Challenges that rewards players on both the individual and faction-wide levels.

In Star Wars Battlefront II Resurrection, also available for free as a part of Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi Season, players can continue Iden Versio’s journey through the First Order’s rise to power. Taking place after completion of the single player campaign, Iden returns to search for answers in three all new chapters. In her pursuit, she uncovers secrets of the First Order that leads into the events of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Star Wars Battlefront II is powered by three powerhouse studios – DICE, Criterion Games, and Motive Studios – and in partnership with Lucasfilm, delivers three times the content than its predecessor. Spanning all three cinematic eras, the game allows players to live out their deepest Star Wars fantasies as a trooper on the ground, an ace pilot dogfighting in space, and an epic hero dominating the battlefront.

Star Wars Battlefront II is now available worldwide on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC. To join the Star Wars Battlefront II conversation, please visit www.facebook.com/EAStarWars , follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/EAStarWars or sign up for the official EA Star Wars newsletter at http://starwars.ea.com/newsletter. Press assets for Star Wars Battlefront II are available at ea.gamespress.com/.

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LPL GT Sport New Zealand Champs

I was lucky enough to be given a ticket (thanks to Geekzone founder, @freitasm) to attend the LPL GT Sports NZ Champs final held at Sky City last night.

To be honest, I have not followed anything to do with GT since I got an Xbox One, so didn’t know what to expect or know any of the drivers.

SkyTV were there broadcasting event live, which while is great for LPL, was a bit annoying for the live audience having cameramen standing in front of the drivers during interviews etc – but hey, we got to be on TV 😉

Now,a lot of people go “why treat this like a real sport, you just push the other drivers off the track and you win” – well, no, there are penalty systems in the game to penalize bad driving practises such as shunting and cutting corners, which adds time to the drivers lap, so even though they could be in 1st place, they may end up with a 5s penalty which actually pushes them back to 3rd place at the end. So being a good driver pays off.

Race conditions : 25 laps, 8 drivers, Bathurst.

The race itself started off with a bang, literally – 4 drivers including the #1 seed, ran off the track at the first corner due to an accidental shunt. After that the race was pretty consistent and quiet….. until the last five laps where some great driving started coming into play with late braking, slip streaming and good old side by side drag racing down Conrod straight at 300km+.

One thing I found very annoying, was one of the commentators (or “shoutcasters” as they were referred to), kept mentioning the speeds the drivers were doing as KPH when it was clearly showing as MPH – who has ever heard of a 500HP GTR doing 80kph around Bathurst corners ? 😉

It was a good event overall, and with more publicity, I can see them filling out the Sky City venue next time round. Some giveaways might have been good as well for the live audience (hint hint) 😉

LPL GT Sports NZ Championships Final