Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that it had acquired UK developer Evolution Studios and its subsidiary Bigbig Studios Ltd to further expand its game development capability as part of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).
Today's Big Story
At the TGS Sony announced that it would release Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller, a new controller for PS3 incorporating a rumble feature. It inherits the basic design and functionality of the popular PlayStation controller, while keeping the high-precision, high response motion sensitive six-axis sensing system.
The epic saga continues with Halo 3, in this third chapter of the Halo trilogy, Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax.
Nintendo announced that it is teaming up with Future US to publish Nintendo Power magazine, its previously in-house produced magazine which has offered Nintendo fans a comprehensive mix of tips, tricks, reviews, maps and strategies since 1988. Future US will also take over the magazine's Web site.
While other FPS titles claim to feature action-packed, highly realistic gameplay, BlackSite: Area 51 takes next-gen gaming to an all-new level integrating cutting edge technology, game design and story writing to create the ultimate entertainment experience.
Ubisoft revealed that it has signed a publishing agreement with Grasshopper to bring its open-world action game No More Heroes to North America. You play the role of Travis Touchdown, a hardcore anime fan who takes it upon himself to murder the top assassin's in the world, using the Wiimote to wield Travis' beam sword and kill off enemies in gruesome ways.
Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:
- The Witcher - Vader Music Video
- Guilty Gear 2 Overture [X360] - Trailer [JAP]
- SEGA Rally: Revo [PS3/X360/PC] - Show Stopper Trailer
- The Golden Compass [PSP] - Trailer
- Conan [PS3/X360] - Trailer #6
- Tony Hawk's Proving Ground [ALL] - Launch Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Namco Bandai Games America announced Active Life: Athletic World (working title) for the Wii. Combining the motion sensing Wii Remote™ with a custom mat controller, the game lets players use their whole body to participate in more than10 fun and unique activities and multiplayer challenges.
NBA 2K8 will elevate the game of basketball to new levels never experienced before for the next-gen systems. NBA 2K8 will also continue to build and expand the groundbreaking Signature Style feature that will include hundreds of new shooting, passing, and dribbling animations. This demo delivers a four-minute exhibition game of NBA 2K8...
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune brings players into a world ripe with realism and unexpected juxtapositions. A fallible hero akin to those depicted in pulp-adventure genre films, Nathan Drake brings a humanity and believability never seen before in video gaming, enabled entirely through technology advancements.
European Street Racing is a fast and furious new street racing game. Test your driving skills and race through the streets of seven of Europe’s principal cities including Moscow, Warsaw, London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Hamburg.
Shadowgrounds Survivor tells the story of three survivors who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. The acclaimed atmosphere and gameplay mechanics of the original make a triumphant return armed with a new feature set!
In the MMO Pirates of the Burning Sea, you play a bold sea captain in the 18th century Caribbean as you seek glory and adventure. Those who pre-order starting Tuesday, October 23rd, can access the game up to 15 days before launch, get a parrot sidekick, a special weapon and a CD with the original game soundtrack. (A European pre-order date has not yet been set.) Quite fitting for Talk Like a Pirate Day....
Storm Region's Codename: Panzers series leaves the World War II stage to take the story into Cold War East-West conflicts fought on fictitious battlefields, with a special emphasis on deep story lines and rich battle effects.
World Forge has revealed it is working on an expansion for its 3D RTS Ancient Wars: Sparta. The Fate of Hellas will feature an updated engine with improved visuals, two new campaigns with 7 missions each, and a new playable faction, the Macedonians. More details to follow shortly ...
In Halo 3, Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax. Last week, some stores in Norway leaked the game, and now UK retailer Argos has gone ahead and sold copies prematurely. Microsoft, however, will continue to use the ban hammer, blocking anybody who plays the game ahead of its Sept. 25/26 release date off Xbox Live, for life. Disconnecting the X360 from the Internet does not safeguard you, as the console collects data to be transmitted later.
In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos. To help the Simpsons, gamers at home must journey through all of Springfield (as well as vast worlds beyond!), vanquish an amazing array of villains, and fight their way through parodies of multiple popular games.
Anime-style animation continues to demonstrate its multi-media appeal with today’s launch of audience-favorite titles from Starz Media’s large video library, such as Ghost in the Shell, Street Fighter II V, on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace..
Sports Interactive's Football Manager Handheld 2008 will include a host of new features, which will enrich the portable management experience.
Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v4.2 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.
Hudson announced Bomb-Up Pack 2, the second add-on pack for the Bomberman Live game which will launch launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade, Sept 26 for 250 Microsoft Points ($3.13). This new add-on pack features over a dozen additions, including ten characters, two levels, two leader boards, and a brand new game mode
Tarr Chronicles is an arcade-style space combat sim where you, lost in space and deep behind enemy lines, must defend the galaxy's last hope using dozens of high-tech fighters bristling with cannons and rocket launchers.
Atari announced that it will publish Downstream Panic!, an unpredictable, fast-paced, tactical puzzle-action that places players in the position of a sea-creature preservationist out to save the world from a fantastic cyclone that has blasted the world's fish into the Earth's atmosphere.
Conan is an action adventure game featuring a story of epic brutality, sheer evil and visceral combat. Players will follow the journey of Conan the Cimmerian as he fights a vicious battle against a variety of enemies and an elusive power that threatens to consume the Hyborian world.
Combining RTS, resource management and exciting, in-your-face combat action, Pacific Storm Allies drops players into the thick of battle, playing as the US, Japan, and a new playable nation, the UK. This expansion brings new units to construct, new historical locations to visit and a brand new version of the engine with better graphics than ever before...
Rail Simulator will offer the opportunity for players to take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the UK and Germany. Challenging and fun gameplay will even enable players to design their own ideal journey routes.
Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:
In Sherlock Holmes vs Arsène Lupin, the fourth title in the adventure series from Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes receives a strange letter signed by Arsène Lupin, aka the king of thieves, challenging Holmes to prevent him from various robberies in London, with the purpose of humiliating England itself.
Playlogic Entertainment announced it has signed an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment America granting Playlogic full publishing rights in the United States for the PS2 and PSP platforms
Warmonger - Operation: Downtown Destruction is an apocalyptic FPS, built around the AGEIA PhysX processor, enabling unique, piece-by-piece destruction system and is designed to deliver stunning fluid and cloth-based effects unlike anything seen before.
by Nathan Grayson on Sept. 19, 2007 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Mega Man Star Force is the first game in a new Mega Man series making its debut in three versions – Pegasus, Leo and Dragon , a first for any Mega Man title. This action RPG blends exploration with fast-paced battles, as players travel between real world and virtual "Wave World."
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis follows SpongeBob and the rest of the Bikini Gang as they leave Bikini Bottom and journey to the legendary city of Atlantis. Players will discover the treasures of Atlantis, while experiencing new game mechanics and multiplayer features.
by Keith Durocher on Sept. 19, 2007 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Taito Legends Power Up will compliment the first collection and fulfill the wishes of many retro gamers dreams with 25 titles, such as Space Invaders, Lunar Rescue, and 4 newly enhanced titles with updated graphics and extra content.
The Game Factory is publishing a new animated high-tech action-adventure series, Code Lyoko, based on the fourth season of the popular series.
Benoit Sokal's White Birds Productions, known for the Syberia series, revealed it is working on an NDS adaptation of its adventure game Paradise. Scheduled for mid 2008, Last King Of Africa will have optimized controls using the stylus suitable for the handheld, but will retain the same storyline as the original PC game.
FIFA Manager 08 allows you once again to control is everything in the world of football management, providing all the tools you need to make it to the big time, featuring 52 leagues with original players from 20 different countries, each player evaluated on 42 separate ability values.