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KCII Joins Forces with Square Enix’s Guardian Cross

Kingdom Conquest II Guardian Cross Collaboration

We are excited to announce a unique in-game collaboration with Square Enix’s card battle RPG game, Guardian Cross!

Download and fire up Kingdom Conquest II for iOS, Android, and Amazon to jump on several exclusive events:

Login Bonus: Login in every day to receive a “Gold Slime” R Monster.

Exclusive Collaboration Pack: Pick up Guardian Cross Monster Cards from the special event pack in the Shop. More details.

New Event: Cooperate with your Alliance and challenge the special guests to get the “Shiva” R Monster card. More details.

Invite Campaign: Invite friends to Kingdom Conquest II and collect your very own “Vampire Lord” SR Monster card. More details.

Guardian Cross NPC Monsters: Special monsters will appear as NPCs when attacking “Map” Land or Ruins. Additionally, increased experience can be attained during the event.

Kingdom Conquest II is Available for:
iOS on AppStore
Android on Google Play
Android on Amazon

Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
YouTube

 
   
   
 

Free Stuff Friday – June 28, 2013

Free Stuff Friday - June 28

New Sonic Gear from our Licensing team is available in today’s Free Stuff Friday! We hope you can join us today at 2pm PT for today’s giveaway!

On the Block

1. Sonic the Hedgehog ‘Come at Me Bro’ T-shirt. Size – Child’s Medium.
2. Sonic the Hedgehog Neon Shirt. one of the brightest shirts I’ve ever seen, it’s a total 90s flashback. Size – Child’s Medium
3. Sonic the Hedgehog Micro Raschel Throw. This is super soft and really nice quality, it’s a good min-blanket for any Sonic fan.
4. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed Figurine. These are really, the figurine for Sonic and the racing boat are both very detailed, a must have!

How it Works

1. You must be following us on Twitter to be eligible. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one by going to http://www.twitter.com and click the green “get started — join!” button in the center of the page.)

2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, a word or phrase, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!) We only accept one direct message per person per prize!

Example:

We tweet “GIVEAWAY: Sonic T-shirt, size L. Be the 15th person to DM “Sonic Adventure” to win!” (don’t actually DM this, it’s not the way to enter)

You see this, and want to win it, so you send us a direct message that says “Sonic Adventure”. If you are the 15th person to do so, you are the winner!

Quotation marks do not matter, capitalization does not matter, but spelling does matter!

3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.

4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

Other Assorted Information:

  • Free Stuff Friday duties alternate between the London and San Francisco offices and are done during business hours (usually mid-morning) in our respective time zones.
  • No, you can’t know what number message you were – so please don’t ask! We will tell you that the information is classified!
  • If you have questions during the giveaway, please contact us with an @reply. As you can imagine, we get a whole lot of direct messages during the contests and there is a very good chance we will miss your question if it is sent as a DM.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

Due to a change in our account status with Twitter, you should be able to send us direct messages without us following you if you are using the Twitter website. However, third-party applications may not allow you to.

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is:

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Click on the person icon and select Direct messages from the drop down menu.
  3. You’ll see a pop up showing your Direct message history. Click the New message button, highlighted below.
  4. In the address box, type the name or username (SEGA) of the person you wish to send a message to.
  5. Enter your message and click Send message.

You may also select the “direct messages” tab from your Twitter homepage, and select SEGA from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Again, if you don’t see our name there, it’s probably because we’re not following you. Let us know, and we’ll follow you. If you still have questions on sending direct messages, please visit Twitter’s Help Section.

There are also many Twitter clients that you can use instead of using the website. These include TweetDeck, Twitteriffic, Tweetie, and Twhirl. Each of these programs works differently, so you’ll want to figure out how to send a direct message on the program you use. If you want to send us a test message, we’ll let you know if we received it or not. Please make sure your message says “test” somewhere.

 
   
   
 

Game Gear Titles on Nintendo 3DS eShop: Three More for the Road!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)

We’re happy to present another three Game Gear titles available for the Nintendo 3DS eShop: Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and Crystal Warriors!

And just so it doesn’t get buried in these write-ups, I want to point out that Crystal Warriors features a bonus feature for the 3DS of local multiplayer! Now, on to the pondering.

Writing these posts for the recent influx of Game  Gear titles into the 3DS shop has been an unexpected lesson in the uniqueness of portable systems: because they could never sell themselves as being technically superior to their console counterparts, they have often — from the Game Boy and Game Gear to the PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo DS in all its incarnations — been homes for unique games and unique takes on genres and franchises.

It makes it easy to relive these titles, both as little lessons in the experimental history of gaming, and as delightful games to be explored in their own right.

Oh right! The games. Here’s a look at what’s available now — stay tuned, because we have still more on the way!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)

As with the other Sonic games that appeared on both 16-bit and 8-bit systems, Sonic 2 was a unique take on the game instead of just a half-the-bits adaptation. There were unique levels, different music, and a challenge suited for a portable system. Notably, Sonic 2 also had unique boss enemies — instead of fighting incarnations of Robotnik, Sonic did battle with unique robot enemies, before facing down the bad doctor in a climactic battle worthy of the epic end-encounter of the Genesis version.

Features:

  • Ride a runaway mining cart and fly on hang gliders, feather-light bubbles and whirling flywheels to zip through Zones.
  • Face six terrifying Master Robots on your journey to stop the evil Dr. Eggman!
  • Bonus Hint! The panel which swings around at the end of levels will always feature a Robotnik, denying you any sort of bonus … unless you have a “0” in the 1s place of your ring total (10, 20, etc), in which case you will be awarded 10 bonus rings.

 

Sonic Labyrinth

Sonic Labyrinth

If there’s one thing I hate — just one thing — it’s when an ambiguously named evil mastermind replaces my favorite shoes with a pair of cursed sneakers. Next thing you know all your friends are robots of some kind and you’re rolling around trying to free them from eternal metal servitude while collecting rings and power-ups. With all our social progression and whatnot that may seem pretty outlandish these days, but back in the 90s that kind of situation was called a “weekday”.

It is also totally what happens in Sonic Labyrinth, where Dr. Eggman (née Robotnik) has taken Sonic’s shoes, but look, Sonic can tuck-and-roll faster than most Olympians can sprint, and that’s what you’ll be doing, while collecting chaos emeralds and navigating your way to glory. This game falls into the category — like Sonic Spinball or Mean Bean Machine — of applying the Sonic characters to a different sort of game idea, experimenting with the maze-and-puzzle format which was a natural for the portable console.

Sonic Labyrinth

Crystal Warriors

Crystal Warriors

Crystal Warriors finds Sonic and his friends trapped in — no! Wait! There is no Sonic in this game. Crystal Warriors is in fact a marvelous little turn-based fantasy strategy game, something that strips the tactical elements of games such as Shining Force or the Fire Emblem series down to their basic combat elements and lets you play through those, kind of like chess if your pieces leveled up between matches and were trying to take over an enemy castle.

Additional features include the ability to do reconnaissance and arm your warriors in town. Fight and tame beasts to use against your enemies, and take advantage of six unique classes to train and deploy.

Bonus feature! You can now play this game over local multiplayer on your 3Ds (both players need to have a copy of the game).

Crystal Warriors

Stay tuned, we have yet another batch of Game Gear classics on the way soon …

 
   
   
 

Kicking Off the PocketGamer Mobile Mixer

SEGA at the PocketGamer Mobile Mixer

Just a short hike from the SEGA of America headquarters in San Francisco is the PocketGamer Mobile Mixer, where we are proudly showing off some of our latest mobile titles to hit iOS and Android, including The Cave, Kingdom Conquest II, Sonic the Hedgehog 1, and Sonic Dash.

Manning the SEGA table is our Community Team, greeting game industry professionals and fans with iPhone 5 cases and a copy of the Sonic Universe comic.

Word has it that a special guest will be showing up! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we keep you up to date with all the juicy mobile news being covered tonight.

Can’t make it out to hang with us? No problem! We will be giving out the exclusive cases and comics to fans who hang out with us on Twitter. Let’s get to Tweeting!

Featured Games:
The Cave
Kingdom Conquest II
Sonic the Hedgehog 1
Sonic Dash

EVENT SCHEDULE:

6-7pm: Food & Networking
7-8pm: Studio Panel featuring Ethan Einhorn, Director of Online Operations, SEGA
8-9pm: More Networking!

 
   
   
 

Join Us at the PocketGamer Mobile Mixer

Join Us at the PocketGamer Mobile Mixer

Forget the Bridge, the Rock, and the cable cars. If you’re reading this and you’re a local San Franciscan, know that it’s Pocket Gamer Mobile Mixer time again – your chance to Think, Drink, and Connect with some of SEGA’s top players.

You’re guaranteed a menu full of food, exquisite networking, and epic gaming. Trust us, you’ll want to make sure you’re at the table for this one.

In town? Are you passionate about SEGA’s mobile titles? We want to hear about it!
Stop by the SEGA booth and say “Hi” to Community Managers Dan Mitre and Kevin Callanan as they hook you up with exclusive iPhone cases and Sonic Universe comics.

Get your hands on some of the latest SEGA mobile tiles including:

The Cave
Kingdom Conquest II
Sonic the Hedgehog 1
Sonic Dash

Can’t make it, but want to follow along throughout the night?
Join us on Twitter as we update you with all the juicy info, live photos, and giveaway swag!

Come get some free SEGA swag!

EVENT SCHEDULE:

6-7pm: Food & Networking
7-8pm: Studio Panel featuring Ethan Einhorn, Director of Online Operations, SEGA
8-9pm: More Networking!

LOCATION:

Vessel 85 Camton Place San Francisco, CA 94108

DATE & TIME:

Wednesday, June 26th, 6pm – 9pm

RSVP

 
   
   
 

Interview with Kingdom Conquest II’s Service Director

Kingdom Conquest II Service Director, Kazutaka Karashima
One of the keys to the success of the Kingdom Conquest series is the card art. As such, the KC Community Team is thrilled to have the opportunity to get some time with Kazutaka Karashima, the Service Director on KCII, who is in charge of the art direction and creation of all Monsters and Commanders.

Check out the full interview on the KC Forums.

Kingdom Conquest II is Available for:
iOS on AppStore
Android on Google Play
Android on Amazon

Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
YouTube

 
   
   
 

Company of Heroes 2 Marches into Retail

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Godsrule Feature Update: Decide your Fate with the Wishing Well!

Attention, Mortals!

We have a new feature live in Godsrule: War of Mortals. Roll the dice of fate and see — are you prepared for what comes out of the Wishing Well?

Godsrule: War of Mortals

The Wishing Well is a whole new game component which allows you access to two powerful gameboards, where you engage against the gods themselves for access to boons: units, resources, spells, and even control over time itself (in other words: the ability to speed up construction of buildings and units)!

There are two Wishing Wells: a Free wish may be made once every six hours, or for an offering of Orbs, draw as much as you like from a second, uniquely powerful well …

Godsrule: War of Mortals

You can check out a full list of update notes for today on our forums, by clicking here.

You can grab the game now for free for your iPad, via iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/playGodsruleiPad

 

Godsrule: War of Mortals – Follow Updates and Play Now

Godsrule: War of Mortals

 

 
   
   
 

Celebrate Sonic’s 22nd Anniversary with Up to 70% Off

Celebrate Sonic's 22nd Anniversary

We are excited to announce a limited time, sale price of $0.99 (prices vary across regions) for all Sonic mobile games on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store in celebration of Sonic’s 22nd Anniversary!

Fans can race at lightning speeds across seven classic zones as Sonic the Hedgehog. Run and spin through loop-de-loops as they collect rings and defeat enemies on a mission to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman with the original Sonic the Hedgehog 1 or relive the nostalgia with Sonic CD. Enjoy beloved sidekicks and fan-favorite villains in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Ep 1 &2, gamers can scoop of their favorites on sale now for a limited time.

Check out Sonic games on your mobile device today! Sale prices might be delayed on some platforms.

 
   
   
 

Enter to Win a Kingdom Conquest II Dwarf Viking Card

Kingdom Conquest II's 2nd Season Dwarf Viking R Card Giveaway

Enter for your chance to win One of 200 Dwarf Viking R Cards on Kingdom Conquest II’s Facebook and Twitter!

Dwarf Viking

Two Ways to Enter, Two Chances to Win

1. Facebook – Enter to Win One of 200 Dwarf Viking R Codes!
i. Go to the Kingdom Conquest II Facebook page and ‘Like’ us.
ii. Once you have ‘Liked’ the page, access the ‘2nd Season Dwarf Viking Giveaway’ entry form here.
iii. Fill out the form and submit your entry.

2. Twitter – Tweet Using #KC2DV for Another Chance to Win!
i. Follow @KingdomConqGame.
ii. Post a tweet using #KC2DV to enter.

*NOTE*
•Facebook and Twitter registration (Free) is required participate in the giveaway.
•Please be sure to double check the proper usage of #KC2DV when Tweeting.
•If you ‘unlike’ or ‘unfollow’ during winner selection at the end of the giveaway, you will not be eligible to receive a prize code.
•Only users who Tweet the specified hashtag will be eligible for this giveaway on Twitter. Please be aware that “Private Tweets” will not be eligible.
•Once the giveaway winners are selected, winners will be contacted via email (Facebook) and Direct Message (Twitter). If the giveaway winner cannot be contacted, the winner will not be eligible for the reward. We will not be able to answer any personal inquiries regarding these instances or the outcome of the giveaway itself.
•You may enter on both Facebook and Twitter to double your chances.
•If selected as a winner, you can only win once.
•Please do not disclose any personal information that may identify yourself or other players within the game.
•All entries will be properly accounted for before rewards are fulfilled.
•Announcements will be made if any changes are made to the giveaway details.

Kingdom Conquest II is Available for:
iOS on AppStore
Android on Google Play

Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Google+
YouTube

 
   
   
 


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