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The Order: 1886

The highly anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusive title “The Order: 1886″ will be available in Singapore on 20 February 2015.

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The Order: 1886 re-writes history by introducing a unique vision of Victorian-Era London where myths and technology co-exist. As a member of an elite order of knights, players join a centuries-old war that will determine the course of history forever.

In addition to the Standard Edition, there will also be a PlayStation 4 Bundle Pack. Initial premium of an exclusive The Order: 1886 T-shirt will be given away for purchase of PlayStation 4 Bundle Pack, while stocks last.

The Order: 1886 will be released on 20 February 2015. Standard Edition Disc will retail at S$69.90 while download price will be S$62.90. PlayStation 4 Bundle Pack will retail at S$699.

Sony sold more than 18.5 million PlayStation 4

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc recently announced that the PlayStation 4 (PS4) computer entertainment system has cumulatively sold through more than 18.5 million units worldwide as of 4 January 2015. 4.1 million units were sold globally during the holiday season.

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In addition, over 10.9 million users have been taking advantage of the features and benefits of the PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) membership service as of 2 January 2015. Subscribers have access to a wide variety of features such as “Instant Game Collection,” which allows members to play full versions of popular titles from third party developers and publishers, as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios, with no time limits or extra costs. PS4 owners have also been enjoying online multiplayer with PS Plus.

The PS4 system’s games portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated titles such as FINAL FANTASY XV, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, Persona5, STREET FIGHTER V, Bloodborne, The Order: 1886, and The Tomorrow Children.

The independent development community will also continue to deliver innovative new titles for PS4 including Astebreed, Galak-Z and Mighty No.9.

PlayStation 20th Anniversary Edition console

Sony just announced the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition, a special edition PS4 commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of the original PlayStation (PS) on 3rd December 1994.

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The 20th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 12,300 units worldwide, a number that reflects the launch date of the original PS, and will be available at S$689 in Singapore.

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The limited edition PS4 and included accessories come in “Original Gray” color, all packaged in a special commemorative box. A special arrangement for customers in SE Asia to get this limited console will be announced during the Anime Festival Asia 2014 (AFA) Press Conference which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (4 Dec) at 2:40pm.

Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle

If you haven’t buy the Xbox One, here’s something to tempt you further. Microsoft just released the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle. Yes, Xbox One bundled with the new Assassin’s Creed Unity.

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Available from 18 November, the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle retails in Singapore at S$739. The bundle includes a Xbox One 500GB console, a wireless controller, a Kinect sensor, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

And also from now to 31 December, purchase a 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership (S$79.90) with any Xbox One console or bundle in a single receipt and you stand to get up to nine games free, including the much anticipated Halo: The Master Chief Collection. So what are you still waiting for?

GameStart off to a great start

GameStart 2014, the inaugural chapter of Southeast Asia’s premier game show GameStart Asia, saw throngs of enthusiastic gamers heading to Suntec Convention Centre over the past weekend. Over 12,000 visitors from Singapore and countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, America, Japan and Philippines descended upon Hall 403 on 25 and 26 October to be a part of gaming history in what proved to be two days of adrenaline-fueled non-stop action.

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Queues for the event started forming the night before, and crowds thronged the Playstation, BANDAI Namco, 2K and Blizzard booths once the doors opened at noon, eager to score loot bags and bragging rights about being the first in Singapore to try their hands at unreleased games like Bloodborne, EVOLVE, Dead Island 2, Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN- and The Order 1886.

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There were game trials and demos for a range of games of all genres, and high- energy sessions with the producers of Sword Art Online (Yosuke Futami), Freedom Wars (Junichi Yoshizawa), and Bloodborne (Maasaki Yamagiwa). Naruto fans were thrilled to have the chance to play against producer Komoto Daisuke, who was dressed in the character’s signature orange and black outfit.

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The event wasn’t just about the big boys in the industry, as promoting the smaller and independent industry players was a priority for Eliphant. Boomzap Entertainment, IMBA Interactive, Inzen Studio, Kinetiquettes, Liongeeks, Nebo, Rock Nano Global, Shawn Beck and Witching Hour Studios all had a presence at GameStart2014.

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The GameStart2014 opening ceremony included the official signing of a three year extension of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia’s partnership with Singapore’s MDA and Nanyang Polytechnic for the Playstation Incubation Studio. The studio is an initiative by MDA and NYP to establish a complete resource centre that helps small to medium-sized studios based in Singapore to develop their games.