Revealed earlier this year, the September issue of EGM has the first details on EA's free-roaming Skate 2. Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Skate 2 will sport a Tiger Woods-like character editor, allow you to play as a girl, a tweaked camera angle including a 3rd person view, run at 60fps and have no load times when teleporting to a session marker. The game will now also allow you to get off your skateboard and move objects around in the world to open new pathways, while pedestrians will automatically move out of your way.
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BioShock will forever change the expectations for the FPS going beyond run and gun corridors, monster-closet AIs and static worlds, creating a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. In case you have not caught up with one of the best games of 2007, now is your chance to do it on the cheap, until July 27 Valve's giving it away for $14.99 on Steam.
Reshape the battlefield - and the fate - of a broken nation in Fracture, Pacifica and the Atlantic Alliance, boast soldiers with powers beyond those of ordinary men. The differing states of superhumanity result in balanced yet stylistically different combat tactics that have never been seen before.
BioWare is inviting fans to start practicing their evil laughter and sharpen their lurking in a suspicious manner skills. One lucky fan will get the chance to become a minion for the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle in August and wield infinite dark power.
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:
- Spider-man: Web of Shadows [ALL] - Comic-Con Trailer
- Afro Samurai [ALL] - Comic-Con Trailer
- Mega Man Star Force 3 [NDS] - Trailer [JAP]
- NBA Live 09 [ALL] - Global Athletes Trailer
- NHL 09 [ALL] - League Hockey Trailer
- Rise of the Argonauts [ALL] - Meaningful Choices Trailer #2
- Soulcalibur IV [PS3/X360] - Features Trailer
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky [PC] - Interview Trailer (3)
- Street Fighter IV [ALL] - E3 2008 Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment. An updated Atari release scheduled reveals that the previously delayed PS3 edition is now scheduled for launch in November.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will make its downloadable debut on the XBLA and PSN by utilizing the original game code, while creating a fresh upgraded experience with new artwork and high resolution 1080p graphics. Capcom has been working on a patch for the currently running SSFII HD Remix beta test, and revealed that the Street Fighter II HD Remix Beta has been extended to Sept. 5th, to gather more feedback afterwards.
Transformers Animated delivers an exciting action-adventure experience. Blast through Decepticon-controlled hoverbots, as you attempt to solve challenging teamwork-based puzzles and race through the motorways of a futuristic Detroit, dodging on-coming traffic while seamlessly changing between robot and vehicle-form.
Midway announced Mortal Kombat: Kollection, a special collector's edition box set that combines three of the most recent Mortal Kombat releases, MK: Deception, MK: Armageddon and MK: Shaolin Monks, into one explosive package.
Wheelman will take you on a white knuckle thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona, delivering powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline with car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences. Midway confirmed that it has, once again, delayed Wheelman, pushing it until Q1 2009 in order to give the dev. team enough time to make "a great game experience."
Silent Hill: Homecoming is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill.
Mr. Bean includes 12 fun-packed levels full of cunning puzzles to encounter and crazy traps to avoid. Dress up as a pirate on your mission to save teddy and battle baddies with fyring pans while negotiating your way through exciting 3D locations.
MTV and Harmonix announced that next week's addition to the Rock Band Music Store will be a the a slew of new singles: Scars n Broadway's They Say, Staind’s This Is It”, The New No2's Yomp, and Testament's Electric Clown.
Rune Factory: Frontier incorporates an open-ended structure that allows players to choose the type of game they wish to experience. Whether it's growing crops, expanding the town, fighting (or befriending) monsters or even falling in love.
Resistance 2 will feature 8-player, story-driven online co-op separate from the regular single-player campaign, 60-player online PvP (Heavy, Special Ops, Medic classes) and more vehicles, including The Chameleon, a Stalker with full cloak. SCEA revealed that the August issue of its downloadable video magazine Qore ($2.99) will include a beta invitation, while Insomniac confirmed pre-ordering the game will get you the earliest access.
Avatar: Legends of the Arena is a brand-new, multiplayer global online game which will serve as a prequel story to the series, players can create their own Avatar character and test their skills against players from around the globe in several 3D online arenas.
NIS America is bringing Disgaea 3 to North America, making a bold new step towards the next generation console with a whole new cast, story, and game system while staying true to the franchises 2D feel.
Weigh anchor, sail the seven seas, explore new continents and foreign cultures. Demonstrate your strategic skills, business acumen and diplomatic finesse. Revel in the jubilant cheers of your people – but don't disappoint them.
THQ's Saints Row 2 offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer. Adult film star Tera Patrick has started work on Saints Row 2 as a "special producer," bringing her one-of-a-kind touch to the project. Tera will also be making a special appearance at THQ's Comic Con booth this Saturday, where she'll meet with fans and sign exclusive Saints Row 2 art.
Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.
by Thomas Wilde on July 25, 2008 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Away: Shuffle Dungeon is a new RPG from Mistwalker, known for Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, where you take control of the young hero Sword, sole resident of the once booming Webb Village, who must rescue as many kidnapped townsfolk as possible from a mysterious unknown that has been slowly spiriting them away.
You play as a member of the Ecclesia, an organization that has sworn to defeat the evil forces of Dracula. Use the brand new Glyph attack system which has more than 100 different combinations to battle Dracula and his minions throughout 20 explorable areas, intense side quests and collect items to power up your character.
Obsidian Entertainment, known for Neverwinter Nights 2/Knights of the Old Republic II and currently working on Alpha Protocol/Alien for SEGA, is apparently straying away from its RPG roots as a job recruitment page reveals the former Black Isle Studios people are working on a yet unannounced multiplatform (PS3, X360, PC) RTS title.
Wario Land: Shake It! is a classic side-scroller for the Wii starring Wario, the smelly, bad-mannered alter ego of Mario. With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways like an old-school controller, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic side-scrolling stages.
Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay. Fans who bought the recent C&C 3: Kane's Wrath will be happy to hear that EA will launch the Red Alert 3 mutliplayer beta test soon.
Gears of War is an action game where hero Marcus Fenix is rescued from prison by a small group of elite soldiers to save planet Sera from an invasion of aliens known as the Locust. Coming off the recent The Dark Knight success, Legendary Pictures has jumped on the Gears of War train to co-finance/produce the project. The Gears of War movie was picked up by New Line Cinema last year, said to be directed by Die Hard 4's Len Wiseman, and currently scheduled for 2010.
Revealed at the CGA yesterday, PopCap officially announced Peggle is coming the the NDS, developed by Lumines studio Q Entertinament. Peggle combines elements of pinball, pachinko and pool where players fire a silver ball from the top of the screen, relying on the laws of physics to propel the ball downwards while ricocheting off orange and blue ‘pegs’.
With its two big MMORPG flagships as baggage, Frogster Interactive sets course for Leipzig. On their two-part stand the Berlin based publisher presents The Chronicles of Spellborn and Runes of Magic, as well as its manga style MMOG StoneAge 2 and recently announced online soccer game Kickster.
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.
KingsIsle Entertainment's Wizard101 is an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters.
TrackMania Nations Forever is a new version of the Stadium environment, a solo mode and 65 new, progressively difficult tracks, uniting an even larger number of players thanks to its multiplayer modes, online functions and interactivity between players.
Step into the world of Too Human, Silicon Knights' third-person epic action game. As the cybernetic god Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind.
After Microsoft decided to mysteriously pull Bungie's Halo announcement from E3, the now indie studio has confirmed it's working on new Halo 3 multiplayer content, as well as "three distinct projects, some familiar, some not." Fans hoping for a big announcement at PAX can relax; Bungie said only the Halo 3 content will be shown, since the other titles are too still far off.
by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on July 25, 2008 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Eidos' Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor is a rhythm action game that puts you in charge of an orchestra that conducts the music to your favorite Looney Tunes cartoons.
by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on July 25, 2008 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this online strategic shooter. Featuring team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles.
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:
- World War II: Road to Victory (PC)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...