While EA's financial statement confirmed Battlefield: Bad Company and Mercenaries 2 delays, the subsequent conference call offered a whole lot more information. EA execs revealed Spore is due "before end of the year," while BioWare's RPG Dragon Age is vaguely scheduled for fiscal 2009. The earlier rumored Rock Band Wii (a logo was printed on the recently release Microphone packaging) has been confirmed and is expected in the early summer. A new Lord of the Rings is coming, but whether that is a new title or a revival of the previously canceled White Council was not disclosed.
Today's Big Story
Spring 1940. German forces occupy Europe and prepare to invade England. Britain’s survival depends on the courage of a handful of men: the pilots of the Royal Air Force. Join the squadron and scramble your Spitfire on thrilling missions to shift the balance of power in WWII.
Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with two new Folklore add-on packs ($3.99 each/$5.99 bundle), Nightmares and Visions of the Tower, both offering 4 side quests, new folk and new costumes. Rock Band is getting three new songs (Siva / Smashing Pumpkins, Working Man / Rush, and Ten Speed (of God’s Blood…) / Coheed and Cambria, for $1.99 each. Eidos' Conflict: Denied Ops demo is now also available, as well as various game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers.
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:
- Seven Kingdoms: Conquest - Trailer
- Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed [Wii] - Controls Trailer
- MLB 08 The Show [ALL] - Pitcher/Batter Analysis Tutorial
- Legend of Crystal Valley - Trailer
- Ship Simulator 2008 - Trailer #2
- Lost Empire: Immortals - Storyline Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Based on simulations using Madden NFL 08, EA Sports revealed their prediction for the outcome of the Super Bowl XLII game, the New England Patriots were victorious over the New York Giants by a narrow margin of eight points with a final score of 38-30.
Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3 for the NDS features the most robust store lineup to date, with 13 brand new shops to run and expand, a park to design and visit, and the ability to trade journals with your friends wirelessly.
EA announced preliminary financial results for its fiscal Q3 revealing net revenue was up 17% ($1.5 billion compared to $1.3 billion for 2006) driven by FIFA 08, Madden 08, NBA Live 08, Need for Speed Pro Street, Rock Band (1.5 million sold), The Simpsons Game and The Sims 2 Castaway. EA expects Battlefield: Bad Company and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames to ship in fiscal 2009 (Apr. 1, 2008 - Mar. 31, 2009), confirming the latter's previously revealed delay.
Take on the challenge of leading one of over 50 European national teams and play as your favorite country from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the European Soccer Championship tournament with UEFA EURO 2008.
SEGA Superstars Tennis is a game that brings together some of the most treasured and well known characters from the SEGA universe, in some of the most unusual courts and outrageous settings ever imagined.
The US Army has released a new version for America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch). This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v2.8.3, improves performance, reduces installer size, adds instant action mode, and tweaks/bug fixes.
Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Namco Bandai's Soulcalibur IV. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience.
Based on Examu's 2006 arcade game, Atlus announced that it is bringing Arcana Heart, a 2D fighter bursting with gorgeous brawling anime-style beauties that will make your jaw drop with their looks (or their fists), to North America.
Shadow Harvest is a 3rd-person tactical action game set in the year 2025 on various current and future points of conflict around the globe. Featuring dual character control, realistic graphics and a refreshingly different storyline, Shadow Harvest is a completely new interpretation of the tactical-action genre.
Hellgate: London is an immersive first-person perspective RPG with a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, introducing a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive. Flagship's Founder's Club offer, a lifetime subscription to its action/RPG, ends tonight, Jan. 31, 2008 (thanks Blues).
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.
Space Chimps, based on the upcoming CGI-animated movie, is a 1-2 player action/adventure game that chronicles the quest of Ham and Luna as they overcome the perils of an alien planet in search of Earth's lost Infinity Space Probe.
PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due to their maneuverability and speed.
Rumblings and rumors have been persistent for quite a while now, but according to TradingMarkets, an industry insider claims that the first foreign online game for China's leading online game operator, Netease.com, will be Starcraft Online, developed by US-based Blizzard. Netease CEO Ding Lei didn't confirm the rumor, only stating that it is observing many online games and has not signed any formal license contract.
Merscom announced it will be publishing Buku Sudoku, the first, and only, Sudoku game for the Xbox Live Arcade system, bringing the worldwide Sudoku phenomenon to the Xbox LIVE Arcade while adding innovative competitive and cooperative play features.
Infogrames announces that during its meeting on Jan. 30, 2008, the Board accepted the resignation of its Chairman and CEO Patrick Leleu, who will be replaced by former EA executive David Gardner, effective immediately.
Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer takes place in a fantastical version of feudal Japan and stars a masterless samurai named Shiren who travels with a weasel named Koppa. Together they are on a quest to discover the mystical Land of the Golden Condor, said to be the home of the legendary city of gold known as El Dorado.
Developed by the creative team behind PaRappa the Rapper Masaya Matsuura and New York artist Rodney Alan Greenblat, Major Minor’s Majestic March turns the Wiimote into a “special” baton that the bandleader, Major Minor, uses to keep tempo, recruit new band members and pick up valuable items.
Deca Sports, known in some parts of Europe as Sports Island, is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer.
Waygate Publishing announced a major interim content update for its free, browser-based MMORPG, Legend: Legacy of the Dragons, adding two large quests (one for each of the races), 16 new locations, four new NPCs, numerous new items and monsters, a new faction (the Destroyers of Chaos) and a variety of smaller quests.
Previously revealed as Faces of War expansion, Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers.
Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. The franchise returns to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai. Rockstar has launched a viral marketing campaign and is putting up "wanted" posters from the "City of Liberty Police Department" all over North America, showing pictures of Niko, Elizabeta, Mannie and other characters from GTA IV.
Created by the same team that developed the award-winning Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a prequel to its survival FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, bringing the players one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in 2011. Koch Media announced that its Deep Silver label will publish S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky worldwide, except for some Eastern European countries.
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:
- American Civil War: 1861-1865 – The Blue and the Gray (PC)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...
C.O.R.E. is a classic FPS game set in an underground laboratory complex in the year 2050, featuring an advanced graphics solution, multiplayer support, and makes the maximum use of unique features offered by NDS such as dual screen and touch-screen control system.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. EA has signed an agreement with GigaMedia to launch and operate Warhammer Online in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
by Reggie Carolipio on Jan. 31, 2008 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
In No More Heroes 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.
In Cooking Mama you take on the role of a female chef who has to prepare food and cook it on the stove. You can perform culinary tasks such as slicing vegetables, meat, shaking the skillet, dipping tempura into oil, and more. Majesco announced that Cooking Mama (NDS/Wii) and Cooking Mama 2 have sold in excess of 1.6 million units across North America.