SF IV features a mix of returning favorites (Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li etc.) along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.
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Set in a universe that no longer needs humans, Space War Commander challenges you to defeat the destroyers of mankind with creative strategy. Now you can conquer galaxies with the power of your mind. In fact, if you want to survive, you’ll have to.
Nintendo added a classic and two WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Maboshi’s Arcade (Wiiware), Cue Sport: Pool Revolution (Wiiware), and Zoda’s Revenge: StarTropics II (VC).
S.O.S: The Final Escape 3 is the latest installment in the survival game series, previous titles were on the PS2, requiring you to fend for yourself in a city surrounded by mountains, ocean, and rivers that is experiencing torrential rains. All order has collapsed and there is no choice but to escape.
Sports Interactive's long running sports simulation franchise is getting a new installment with Football Manager 2009, known in North America as Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009, which is finally making the move to 3D with a new match engine.
Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the cooperative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants. Valve revealed that L4D will get new scenarios on both X360 and PC simultaneously, as well as versus support for both the Dead Air and Death Toll campaigns, although no price was mentioned. Modders can also expect an SDK with tools to make their own mods, maps, and scenarios.
Emergent has integrated Illuminate Labs’ Beast system with its Gamebryo development platform, complementing its animation system by adding the ability to quickly create complex, highly-detailed light maps with advanced global illumination.
Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the heroic OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination.
by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 29, 2008 @ 4:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews
Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which will debut for the PS3 and X360, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.
by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Dec. 29, 2008 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Multiwinia will combine elements of Darwinia, with the addition of multiplayer support which will enable both co-op and competitive battles between massive Darwinian armies.
Resistance: Retribution is a 3rd person adventure with an all new story, levels, weapons and enemies, as well as a proprietary targeting system and game engine that pushes the system to its limit, allowing more detailed characters, special effects, and terrain that captures the look and feel of the Resistance universe.
Interesting rumor popped up, as German Web site Xbox Dynasty claims to have received word from an "insider" that Microsoft's Xbox Originals titles will be receiving updates to add achievements. Titles such as Fable and Halo: Combat Evolved are said to be getting 500 gamerscore points sometime during winter 2009. Whether this is only for the downloadable versions or also the original titles on DVD was not disclosed.
Folklore is a unique, dark fantasy adventure inspired by western fairy tales. Set in the mysterious town of Doolin, two strangers, Keats and Ellen, are drawn together to uncover a mysterious legend in a remote village that exists on the border between dreams and reality. While fairly well-received by the press, the game didn't sell as well as expected, so Game Republic's Yoshiki Okamoto revealed there will be no sequel...
Namco Bandai is working on a new installment in its popular Tales RPG franchise, sequel to last year's Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology. No further details are available...
Nippon Ichi Software’s Prinny will be the most heartpounding and challenging sidescrolling action game ever. Players will control an unlucky penguin dude called a Prinny and slash their way through various Netherworlds. While the game is not out yet in North America, Japanese gamers have already received the first "free" DLC, Devil Castle, adding a new dungeon/boss battle.
the Hunter is a free to play online hunting game that artfully combines the most realistic hunting action, with the community and functionality of a social networking site.
WWII, the British intelligence obtains classified documents detailing the development of a new type of German “U boat” submarine. This technology will give the Nazis worldwide naval supremacy and a great advantage over the allies. The Royal Marines Commandos are sent into action.