Cryptic Studios is currently working on Champions Online, based on the pen-and-paper Champions RPG, and has been recruiting several times the past few years, and last week merged the City of Heroes/Villains servers. Last month Cryptic Studios put a teaser counter on its website indicating that a new game announcement is scheduled for 27th July, the last day of San Diego Comic-Con. Somebody in its Human Resources department jumped the gun as an ad in the latest Game Developer magazine reveals Cryptic is recruiting for Champions Online ... and Star Trek Online.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 26, 2008 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Set on the battlefields of World War III, Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen console exclusive war strategy game that will push the envelope of technology, showcasing AI, graphics, physics and animations that were not possible before.
Crystal Dynamics has made Tomb Raider Underworld more realistic with fluid movements due to motion capturing. Set a few years after the last game, it also features persistent destruction and lush locales across the globe. Lara gets muddy in the game, but with the weather system, rain will wash it away.
During a panel discussion at Comic-Con, Marvel Studios production boss Kevin Feige was asked whether fans might see a new installment in the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise, and he replied, "Yes, and maybe sooner than you think." No further details were revealed, but that confirmation on its own will surely please fans who haven't had a title in the 2-D fighter series since 2003's Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on the Xbox.
by Keith Durocher on July 26, 2008 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Arkanoid DS updates the classic block-busting gameplay of the 1986 original, with the Vaus vessel, balls and bricks all still intact. Different game modes provide unique challenges including. Points won in the game can be used to customize the game further, with new backgrounds, blocks and sound effects waiting to be unlocked.
by Rainier on July 26, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 16th
Lock's Quest is an original adventure game where players create a virtual world block-by-block to defend their homeland against invading enemies. With the use of the stylus you will be able to immerse yourself into the building and creating process.
Check out the following new screens from Atari's E3 2008 lineup:
- Backyard Football '09 (NDS/Wii/PS2/PC) - New Screens
- Deer Hunter Tournament (X360/PC) - New Screens
- King's Bounty: The Legend' - Screens & Trailer
- N+ (NDS/PSP) - Screens
- Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir' - New Screens
- RACE Pro (X360) - New Screens
- Smash Court Tennis 3 (X360) - New Screens & Trailer
- The Witcher Enhanced Edition - New Screens