RETROSPECTIVE OF A GREAT 2016
With the holiday season approaching, Virtuos ends 2016 on a high note! 2016 marks a new record of co-development releases for both consoles and PC. Titles such as Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy X and X.2 HD Remaster, Batman: Return to Arkham, and Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection represent a lineup we are proud to stand behind!
Virtuos Acquires Black Shamrock, Continues Global Growth Momentum with New Ireland Subsidiary
Shanghai – February 24, 2017 - Virtuos, a global leader in videogame content production, today announced it has acquired a controlling interest in Dublin-based independent game studio Black Shamrock. Founded in 2016, the studio of 15 employees is led by co-founder and Managing Director Olivier Masclef, formerly of Widescreen Games, with continued plans for expansion over the next two years. Black Shamrock will continue to operate as an independent studio focused on core gamer strategy and RPG titles for PC and consoles, while benefitting from the expanded business development and production resources available from Virtuos.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, first of the AAA console titles remastered by Virtuos releasing in 2017, reach an excellent 87% on Metacritic
Shanghai, China – September 10th 2017 We at Virtuos are proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the development of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, providing a second life for the Playstation 2 classic on the Playstation 4 console. After over a decade in waiting, Final Fantasy XII has been re-released by SQUARE ENIX in July with a richer, freshly polished visual experience. The graphical renovating process introduced high definition textures, post filters and lighting improvements via Physically Based Rendering to the already stunning style of series entry.
Virtuos handled the license update on iOS and Port the game to Android platform with a complete refresh of the 3D assets and refresh of the User Interface.
Shanghai, China – November 13 ,2014 –Virtuos is proud to announce that NHL® 2K, has arrived on mobile devices as a premium game for $7.99. Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Studio, in partnership with Virtuos, NHL 2K delivers a complete and portable All-Star NHL experience for hockey fans on iOS and Android devices.
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD for PS3 and PS Vita releases in US with 85% Metacritic score
Shanghai, China – March 18 2014 – Virtuos today announced the release in North America of Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD for PS3 and PS Vita. Created and published by Square Enix, the HD versions of the titles were remastered by Virtuos. Critics have noted and the game scored 85% Metacritic, which places it at the very top of scores ever obtained for an HD remaster. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/final- fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster/critic-reviews IGN rated the game 93%, commenting that “Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is outstanding”.
Fable anniversary released with HD remastering by Virtuos
Fable anniversary released with HD remastering by Virtuos. Shanghai, China – March 21 2014 – Virtuos is proud to announce its participation in Fable Anniversary for Xbox360. Created by Lionhead studio and published by Microsoft, the HD versions of the title were remastered by Virtuos from the Xbox version.
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD for PS3 and PS Vita released with remastering by Virtuos
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD FOR PS3 AND PS VITA RELEASED WITH REMASTERING BY VIRTUOS Shanghai, China – December 26 2013 – Virtuos today announced the release in Japan of Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD for PS3 and PS Vita. Created and published by Square Enix, the HD versions of the titles were remastered by Virtuos.
Virtuos developed Fangs Dash releases on Chinese appstores
Shanghai, China – December 20 2013 – Virtuos today announced the release in China of Fangs Dash, published by China Mobile Games & Entertainment Group (Nasdaq : CMGE). Fully created and developed by Virtuos, Fangs Dash is a free to play action “Dash and Slash” game. You play as an ambitious and playful vampire, Ashka, whose job it is to keep the wacky townsfolk and vampire hunters away. As you dash through a variety of fun environments, you evade enemies and tactically plan to strike at the most opportunistic times to become the most powerful vampire.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Invades the App Store, Adapted to iOS by Virtuos
NEW YORK– Jun. 20, 2013– 2K, 2K China and Firaxis Games announced today that the Game of the Year award-winning* strategy title XCOM®: Enemy Unknown is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch**. The iOS version delivers the full XCOM: Enemy Unknown experience, giving gamers the ability to defend the human race against a terrifying alien invasion anywhere they can take their iOS devices. Taking full advantage of the touch controls on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, players can command the XCOM project, create a fully operational base, research alien technologies and engage in strategic combat, all with the touch of a finger. xcom 2k XCOM: Enemy Unknown Invades the App Store, Adapted to iOS by Virtuos game art outsourcing
The Last of Us launches with 3D art from Virtuos
Thursday June 13 2013 It’s finally here. In a little under twenty-hours you can pop the most critically acclaimed game of 2012-2013 to date into your PS3 and go on a breathtaking, tension-filled journey with Joel and Ellie. The critical reception has been humbling and awe-inspiring. We’re honored by the recognition but most excited to hear what you, our fans, followers, family and friends, think about our work.
Virtuos Helps Top-Selling EA SPORTS FIFA Franchise Develop Authentic Player Models
EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 sold over 4.5 million games across all platforms worldwide in the five days after it launched and was the No. 1 selling game in at least 40 countries around the world. It was the biggest sports videogame launch of all-time.
Might & Magic Heroes VI Shades of Darkness Now Available
A century after the tragic events of Might & Magic Heroes VI, that determined the heroic fate of a dynasty, Shades of Darkness recounts, in two original campaigns, pivotal moments in Ashan’s darker history that will define the future of a decadent underground people and decide the survival of the dying cult of the Spider Queen. Determine the fates of two legendary factions; the Dark Elves of Dungeon and the Necromancers of Necropolis.
NBA 2K13 Adapted for Android, PSP and Wii by Virtuos
Enter the New Dynasty with NBA 2K13, the latest installment of the top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise 12 years running. Built on the critically acclaimed NBA 2K engine, NBA 2K13 for Android features improved graphics and intuitive One-Finger controls to give you the ultimate NBA experience while on the go. NBA 2K13 also lets you relive some of the most memorable performances in NBA history, including Kobe Bryant’s 81-point performance in 2006. Executive produced by multi-platinum recording artist JAY Z, who personally curated this year’s soundtrack.
GSN’s Enchanted Library launches on Facebook
Virtuos is proud to have worked with GSN to develop Enchanted Library, the hidden object game on Facebook. Explore beloved classic stories through exciting hidden object gameplay, then create your own magical world inspired by your favorite books! Meet the mystic librarian who will guide you on a journey to restore your favorite classic stories!
Civilization Revolution released for Windows Phone 7
GLOBAL DOMINATION TO GO! Build. Discover. Conquer. Rule the World! Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution is an award-winning title with “just one more turn” put into the palms of your hands. Lead your civilization from the dawn of man to the modern age and beyond. Go head to head with history’s greatest leaders as you wage war, conduct diplomacy, discover new technologies, inspire your nation and build the most powerful empire the world has ever known.