[EN]: Did you know Square Enix is bringing PC games to a browser near you? SE has launched its CoreOnline service, and today it added one new game to its service. Hitman: Blood Money, the 2006 game released by IO Interactive, is now available. The titles in CoreOnline are free-to-play, but you have to earn game time by watching advertisements. Think Hulu on your PC but for gaming (free; with ads), or think Gaikai. Here on CoreOnline, you can choose which commercials to watch, and different commercials give you different amount of minutes.

Watch the trailer of the CoreOnline service and of one of its games, Hitman: Blood Money, being played on a PC. I recommend you to try it. I like it.

[ES]: ¿Sabían que Square Enix está trayendo juegos de PC a un navegador cerca de usted? SE ha lanzado su servicio en CoreOnline, y hoy añade un nuevo juego a su servicio. Hitman: Blood Money, el juego de 2006 lanzado por IO Interactive, ya está disponible. Los títulos en CoreOnline son gratis para jugar, pero tienen que ganar tiempo viendo commerciales. Piensen en Hulu en tu PC pero para jugar (gratis; con propagandas), o piensen de Gaikai. Aquí en CoreOnline, pueden escoger qué comerciales ver, y diferentes comerciales les dan diferentes cantidades de minutos.

Vean el avance del servicio CoreOnline y de uno de sus juegos, Hitman: Blood Money, jugandolo en una PC. Les recomiendo que lo prueben. Me gusta.



Square Enix: “Hitman: Blood Money” [CoreOnline]

[EN – Press Release]

LONDON (29th August 2012) – Square Enix Ltd., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and across PAL territories, has today announced that Hitman: Blood Money® is the latest title to launch on CORE®ONLINE – the service that offers high definition games in your browser, for free.

The hugely popular installment in IO Interactive’s original assassin franchise sees Agent 47™ head to the US for the first time. While there he takes on a variety of new contracts… and makes a killing.

Hitman: Blood Money, which was originally released in the Summer of 2006 for PC and consoles, is the second game to launch on CORE®ONLINE, and now sits alongside platform adventure title Mini Ninjas® – while Lara Croft: Guardian of Light® will also be added soon.

The CORE®ONLINE service has been updated to offer users the chance to play through entire games for free, in exchange for watching video advertisements. Users will be able to earn game time by choosing from a choice of ads, and this game time can be passed on from one play session to the next. Alternatively, it will be possible to skip ads by buying individual levels or complete games.

“We’re delighted to be adding Hitman: Blood Money to the CORE®ONLINE service,” said David Guldbrandsen, Studio Manager CORE®ONLINE. “Since we first launched CORE®ONLINE we’ve been working hard on getting the right level of choice for gamers to experience high definition games in the browser environment.”

“Together with those titles already announced – and there are lots more to come – we’re really looking forward to seeing the service grow.”

CORE®ONLINE will work on most modern connected Windows PCs using an updated major browser. More information is available on the official website:  http://coreonline.com.

Notes to Editors
CORE®ONLINE is a new service that offers high definition games in your browser for free via an advertising supported business model.

PLAY FOR FREE – Users earn game time by watching video adverts, with earned time transferable between play sessions. Players can opt to skip video adverts at any time by paying for individual levels or full games.

CORE®ONLINE will run on most modern connected Windows PCs using an updated major browser, via either the Square Enix Secure Launcher plug-in or Native Client (for Google Chrome). The service is currently in beta, with Mini Ninjas and Hitman: Blood Money available to play now, and Lara Croft: Guardian of Light and other titles coming soon.

CORE®ONLINE has been created by the Hapti.co team, based in Copenhagen – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Square Enix Group – which specialises in digital products and services.

About Hapti.co

Hapti.co is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Square Enix Group, based in Copenhagen and specialising in digital products and services such as CORE®ONLINE and Gameglobe™. CORE®ONLINE is a new service that offers high definition games in the browser for free via an advertising supported business model. Gameglobe™ is a unique browser-based platform and game experience that allows players free access to limitless game worlds and creative possibilities, all in HD quality. For more information please visit: www.hapti.co

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX, EIDOS and TAITO branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos MontréalTM. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST which has sold over 59 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/eu/en/.

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