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Koch Media and Codemasters extend publishing and distribution partnership

A year and a half after the beginning of their collaboration, distributor Koch Media and racing games developer and publisher Codemasters announced the renewal of their partnership. The new deal will see the collaboration carry on for another two years. The details of the agreement will remain the same: this …

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Super Meat Boy Forever and No More Heroes headline Nintendo’s Switch indie showcase

Nintendo broadcast its summer Nindies Showcase last night and announced 20 new titles coming to the Switch. Among the announcements, a sequel to indie hit Super Meat Boy (pictured) was unveiled, simply entitled Super Meat Boy Forever. It will launch on the Switch in 2018 as a timed-exclusive, before releasing …

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Assassin’s Creed Origins: Him-and-her detective fun in Egypt

After a much-deserved break, Ubisoft is back this year with arguably its biggest franchise – yes, Far Cry is also huge but as it’s yet to have its own movie, I reckon Creed pips it. Assassin’s Creed Origins takes the series to its earliest setting yet, and while we’re still …

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SafeCharge: A game changing payments solution for publishers

COO Yuval Ziv from SafeCharge talks about SafeCharge’s Marketplace Manager – a comprehensive solution for marketplaces to effectively manage cash flow and revenue Marketplaces are booming worldwide across industries, including digital gaming. As emerging market trends open up new possibilities, businesses are expanding exponentially. For more than a decade SafeCharge, …

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Ubisoft enters ‘early access’ with Anno 1800 engaging community

While early access has become a key tool for independently-developed titles, it’s rare to see the strategy from a major publisher, beyond the usual late beta tests. Anno 1800, however, the Ubisoft title from developer Blue Byte announced yesterday at gamescom, will enter early access well over a year before …

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet to build on anime’s success in Europe

Bandai Namco is returning to the world of Sword Art Online for its next RPG title, the publisher has announced. Revealed last week, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be taking fans into third-person shooter territory, blending its beloved RPG mechanics with fast-paced gunplay. Launching on PS4, Xbox One and digitally …

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Atlus to publish more games in Europe

Atlus is to start publishing more games in Europe, according to Atlus USA’s senior PR manager Jacob Nahin. “Previously, we worked with Koch Media – they’re publishing Yakuza Kiwami, for example – but now we’re going to start to publish more titles ourselves over here,” Nahin told MCV@gamescom. Exact titles …

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EA: Player happiness, not revenue, is our number one metric of success

Just as EA has announced Battlefield 1’s new competitive mode, Incursions, EVP of global publishing Laura Miele has told MCV that the publisher’s continued focus on live services has “shifted the entire company.” She said: “There is an obligation that we have to players to keep content fresh and keep the …

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EXCLUSIVE: Bandai Namco partners with Life is Strange studio Dontnod on new narrative adventure IP

Bandai Namco has announced a new strategic partnership with Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment, MCV can exclusively reveal. The new partnership will see the creation of a brand-new IP based on a new narrative adventure experience. More details about the game, including platforms, a release date and whether it …

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