Mech Mocha raises $5 million funding from Accel Partners, Shunwei Capital, Blume Ventures
6:30 pm PDT 27/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Mech Mocha, an India-focused Bengaluru-based mobile gaming start-up, today announced that it has raised $5 million Series A funding led by Accel Partners and Shunwei Capital, and with participation from existing investor Blume Ventures. Mech Mocha will deploy the funds to develop and launch new mobile-gaming titles across the casual and mid-core gaming categories, targeted at Indian audience. In December 2015, the start-up raised $1 million seed round funding led by Blume Ventures and Flipkart. “We are delighted to have … Read More

Infused with D-Day imagery, ‘Call of Duty: WWII’s first trailer gives you glimpses of iconic WWII battles
1:00 pm PDT 27/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Call of Duty has been and will be one of the most iconic titles from the FPS genre, there’s no doubt about that. After around 14 titles to its gamut and a few ports and exploring war from the World War era to space battles in the recently released Infinite Warfare, the game set standards for the FPS genre. The last instalment of the game took us into the heart of a space battle, and later the company had dropped hint … Read More

Blizzard announces its second ‘Heroes of the Storm’ and ‘Overwatch’ cross-franchise event
6:30 pm PDT 26/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Blizzard really wants the players to play their MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. The company has just announced its second crossover event merging two of its IPs, the aforementioned MOBA and its recently released smash hit shooter Overwatch. The earlier event bestowed players with the ‘Oni’ skin for Genji in Overwatch for completing 15 games in Heroes of the Storm. Looks like, this time it’s time for D.Va. The promotional event is split through four weeks and has specific rewards … Read More

India’s indie game prowess: Take a look at this year’s upcoming indie games (Part 1)
5:00 pm PDT 25/04/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

2016 has been a pretty good year for the Indian indie gaming industry. With numerous games being released and revealed last year, even the developers of the country hailed 2016 as a satisfactory year for the gaming industry. With the first quarter of the current year already passed by, we reached out to the gaming studios to know about their plans for this year and to be honest, the list of upcoming games from the indie community seems promising. Here are … Read More

Rannvijay Singh of Roadies fame will be the new face of ‘The Spartan Poker
5:45 pm PDT 24/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Popular actor / TV host and youth icon, Rannvijay Singh has joined hands with The Spartan Poker, one of the country’s known poker gaming portals as their first brand ambassador. Launched in the year 2014, the online poker gaming portal has become one of the better known online gaming portals in India among patrons and Poker lovers. With a vast variety of Poker tournaments and game offerings the online Poker portal founded by Poker Badshah, Amin Rozani, has been the … Read More

Alibaba solidifies esports’ Olympic road-map, brings it to Asian Games for the first time
5:00 pm PDT 18/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

It seems esports is one step closer to its inclusion into the Olympics. The International Esports Federation (IESF) has been pushing the cause for some time now, and it might soon be reality as The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has signed an official partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant, Alibaba’s sports wing, Alisports, to put esports on the map with its inclusion in the Asian Games, which would be the first time for an esport event to be included in … Read More

Finally ‘Steam’ has a competition as Tencent to launch ‘WeGame’
3:45 pm PDT 18/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Steam will have to up its game very soon as it is about to get a strong competitor. The Chinese owners of Riot Games, Tencent is all set to reposition its games’ platform to suit a much wider global consumer base. The platform which was earlier known as ‘Tencent Games Platform’ will be rebranded to ‘WeGame’. The platform already has around 200 million active users while Steam has around 125 million. The news came to light over the weekend on … Read More

ESL India Premiership returns with promises of a bigger and better season 2
12:00 pm PDT 18/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

After a successful first year, the flagship tournament for esports in India, the ESL India Premiership is all set to return for an even bigger second year. This year, OMEN by HP will power the ESL India Premiership towards new records as the Title Sponsor. High performance gaming peripherals manufacturer, HyperX joins on the journey again as a partner. Red Bull rejoins the journey this year. Also joining would be Zowie by BenQ, who dons the role of the Monitor … Read More

Details for ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ have been officially revealed
2:30 pm PDT 17/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Over the weekend, the trailer and details for Star Wars Battlefront II have been officially released. The trailer which was leaked a few days earlier has just been confirmed with the official reveal. EA, DICE and Criterion are behind this upcoming game. The game will not only feature a multiplayer mode like its predecessor, but will also have a single player campaign. The protagonist for the same will be an elite TIE Fighter pilot. It will follow the Inferno Squadron … Read More

Riot Games introduces its newest champions with a beautiful cinematic trailer
6:00 pm PDT 14/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Riot Games has just upped their cinematic game with a new, enchanting one. The three minute trailer features the two upcoming champions of the game, Xayah and Rakan. This is the first time that League of Legends is coming up with a duo-champ release. You might choose to play either one of them even when the other one is not in a match, but when combined, it gives them an edge with compatible combos. Xayah is the ADC and Rakan … Read More

Xbox and Porsche sign six-year deal to bring Porsche into ‘Forza Horizon 3’
6:30 pm PDT 13/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Rumours had been doing rounds since the end of last year that Porsche vehicles would be coming to Forza Horizon 3. Now the news has been finally confirmed with a formal announcement. Forza Horizon is developed by Microsoft’s Turn10 studio and Porsche will be coming to the Xbox One title with a seven-vehicle premium DLC Pack. Porsche is all set to make its foray into eSports as well with The Porsche Cup in the third season of Forza Racing Championship, … Read More

‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ trailer leaked ahead of its scheduled premiere
6:20 pm PDT 12/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Yet another leak! The trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II was scheduled to be released this weekend during the Star Wars celebrations event. But, to the surprise of everyone, the trailer has been revealed already, owing to a leak. From the leak it is pretty much confirmed that the game will have a single player campaign of “the untold soldier’s story”, while also adhering to the multiplayer modes the franchise is familiar for. The game will apparently include “all eras” … Read More