THQ's Wii exclusive Big Beach Sports lets gamers compete in a number of exciting outdoor sports including American football, volleyball, soccer, cricket, disc golf and bocce right on the beach.
Austin based Certain Affinity, formed by x-Bungie employees, is working on Plunder, an upcoming pirate-themed RTS game that will be downloadable through Xbox Live and Playstation Network according to the latest issue of EGM. Published by Capcom and scheduled for June, Plunder has you commandeer a ship, hunting down other others, seizing towns and so forth. The game uses a tile based UI, supports 4-player split screen, and will also include an editor allowing users to edit maps and share their creations.
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:
- War Leaders: Clash of Nations - Trailer #2
- Heavy Duty - Intercept Trailer
- Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm [X360/PC] - Trailer #2
- Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit [PS3/X360] - Trailer #2 [JAP]
- Universe at War: Earth Assault [X360] - Masari Trailer
- Opoona [Wii] - Trailer (3)
- Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds [PS3] - Trailer
- Stronghold Crusader Extreme [PC] - Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Bringing all of the intense combat, stylized graphics, and ultimate ninja action to touch-screens everywhere, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword features a new storyline and innovative use of the DS Stylus.
At the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference earlier today, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick revealed that a Call of Duty MMO is under consideration. The current market has quite a few MMOs, but, as with the recent Star Trek Online/Perpetual fiasco has shown, even more get canceled, which is why Kotick believes the soon-to-be completed Activision Blizzard merger would put the company be in a good position to make it happen, drawing from the WoW user base, as well as the expertise of Blizzard.
SOCOM Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with support for Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization.
Many people in the gaming community may not know Gary Gygax, who was best known for creating Dungeons & Dragons/Advanced D&D, and as a pioneer of tabletop RPGs. Back in 1974, Gygax and Don Kaye created TSR and released the first D&D rulebooks. There have been numerous revisions and updates since, with the fourth installment due for release later this summer. Gary Gygax's work inspired many RPG video games such as Bioware's Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights, Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls series and more. Suffering from health problems, Gary Gygax passed away at the age of 69.
Ubisoft released the Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Co-op Collection 2, a new downloadable premium content package with an all-new co-op campaign and a total of nine maps, seven of which are inspired by classic maps from Ghost Recon’s illustrious history and two that are totally brand new.
In Undertow you navigate the stormy seas as one of four unique, upgradeable unit types, earning points by killing enemies, completing objectives, and taking checkpoints. Tomorrow Chair Entertainment will launch Undertow: Path of the Elect featuring a full, five level single player and co-op campaign and unveils a new playable race known as the Elect.
de Blob is an action puzzle title that allows players to explore and liberate an alien city from the evil, monochromatic I.N.K.T. Corporation that has taken over the city and outlawed all color and fun from daily life, by splattering buildings, landmarks, and citizens with color.
Global Gaming League is launching two new tournaments that will give gamers the opportunity to win over $55,000 in cash and prizes. GGL’s Warhammer 40k: Dawn Of War: Soulstorm 1v1 Tournament has a $40,000 price pot, while Frontlines: Fuels of War 4v4 Tournament bags you $15,000.
Future Games' Tale of a Hero, developed by Blender Artists, is fantasy point & click adventure with a fairy tale atmosphere, spreading dialogues, original characters, elaborate puzzle design and subtle ironic humor.
European textile and accessories manufacturer Inno-Wear signs an exclusive Gears of Wars 2 licensing agreement with Epic Games. The apocalyptic world of Marcus Fenix and his Delta Squad will be available through Inno-Wear's multiple brands in time for the official release of the game, scheduled for November 2008.
Set after the collapse of Japan's Ashikaga Shogunate, Samurai Warriors 2 chronicles the civil wars that consumed feudal Japan and the events that lead to the country's unification. While Samurai Warriors 2: XL is a standalone addon on PS2, the extra content (missions & playable characters) will also be downloadable on Xbox Live for owners of the original.
Marc Ecko Entertainment entered into a production agreement with Showtime Networks to design a videogame based on the TV series Dexter, a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department whose perfectly respectable persona hides a dark compulsion: he is a serial killer who hunts down people who have escaped justice.
Left 4 Dead, developed by Counter-Strike makers Turtle Rock Studios, is a co-operative multiplayer action game, using the Source Engine, and also introducing Turtle Rock's v2.0 A.I. technology.
Frogwares' Dracula Origin is a gothic adventure game, where you, as Professor Van Helsing, are devoted to the elimination of Dracula. Preventing Dracula from finding and using the antediluvian manuscript; you must help everyone who crossed paths with the count and refused to serve him.
Dungeon Runners is a fast-paced multiplayer action/RPG experience where you take on the role of a brave hero and explore dangerous dungeons, battle ferocious monsters, and discover unique items! NCSoft has rolled out a minor "heave" update, adding a new dungeon, new items and improvements to the waypoint system.
SouthPeak Games announced that it has signed a publishing agreement with Lexis Numérique for its newest action adventure game, Mister Slime, featuring clever “elastic” controls.
RE: The Umbrella Chronicles combines first-person, light-gun style combat with interactive pathways, multiple weapons and new enemies to create an entirely new RE experience, revealing the backstory behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation.
by Rainier on March 4, 2008 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Editorials
SEGA's Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a first-person action thriller immersing players in a world of psychological terror, featuring all-new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality. Monolith Productions' Senior Producer Dave Hasle tells us more about the Beta to Certification Push...
THQ's Saints Row 2, using Volition's proprietary open-world engine, will offer vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, all new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.
World in Conflict is an RTS that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst a showdown between the Soviet Union and the US. This v1.007 fixes a few multiplayer bugs and an issue with the bridge on the do_Hometown map.
by Rainier on March 4, 2008 @ 4:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews
Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, you play the role of Altair, an Assassin intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict and throw the environment into chaos and shape events during this pivotal moment in history. Assassin's Creed on PC will feature four brand new exclusive types of investigations. Ubisoft tech. lead Charles Beauchemin gives us more details ...
by Brad Hilderbrand on March 4, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Eidos' Monster Lab, developed by Foundation 9's Backbone Entertainment, is a blend between action & RPG, allowing you to compose your own fighter by mixing & matching various body parts, taking your creature out to fight others and upgrading as you move up the ladder.
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. Digitalmindsoft reveaks a multiplayer beta test for their next RTS game Men of War is forthcoming...
by Brad Hilderbrand on March 4, 2008 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, will be a comic adventure game, the first chapter of the planned episodic series which will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho.
2 Days to Vegas is a story-driven, third-person action-adventure game. The thrill-a-minute story is crammed full of car chases, shootouts and unexpected twists, to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the game.
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:
- Best of Tests DS (NDS)
- Bully: Scholarship Edition (Wii/X360)
- Disney Friends (NDS)
- Eco-Creatures: Save the Forest (NDS)
- God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
- MLB 08 The Show (PSP/PS2/PS3)
- Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (NDS)
- Ninja Reflex (NDS/Wii)
- Puzzle Guzzle (PSP)
- Rhem 3 (PC)
- Saga (PC)
- Silent Hill Origins (PS2)
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm (PC)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...
Universe at War: Earth Assault is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth. Petroglyph has released the second patch including 4 new skirmish/multiplayer maps, bug fixes, and the usual gameplay/balance tweaks.
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 adds new gameplay features and even more stunning visuals. Players will encounter a solo campaign that uses new tactical possibilities in various locations around Sin City, co-op and adversarial modes, while providing unprecedented interaction between the solo and multiplayer experience.
by Chris Lawton on March 4, 2008 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Culdcept SAGA features online competitive gameplay, combining the thrilling luck and strategy of a board game with the depth of a trading card game to create a unique twist on traditional turn-based play.
Valkyria Chronicles, known in Japan as Valkyria of the Battlefield, is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe - divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon as they engage in a series of epic battles.
Grand Chase is an MMORPG that follows the lives of different heroes from the Bermesiah continent in their fight against the evil Queen of Darkness, fighting dynamically alongside each other in several different game modes to defeat the evil queen of darkness. Today's Grand Chase launch coincides with a new patch adding three new dungeons and new equipement.
Princess on Ice sees you jump, spin and pirouette your way to fame as you follow the fortunes of Kelly, Gabrielle, Alyssa and Madison - four young ice dancers. Plucked from obscurity by a mysterious dance trainer our heroines are trained and in turn audition for the Princess on Ice Tournament, the most prestigious ice dancing event of the year.