Volition, Inc.'s third-person shooter franchise will make its open-world, next-gen debut with Red Faction: Guerrilla. Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again re-define the limits of destruction-based game-play.
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Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, 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. Last month Diablo fans had started a petition, which currently has over 50k signatures, expressing their dislike about the game's artistic direction, but according to lead designer Jay Wilson it won't matter as it's too far into the development to make any changes, and the team is happy with the current style.
Ar tonelico 2 is an RPG that seamlessly combines simulation with role-playing, allowing gamers to not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character’s personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction. Also past events will intersect with future game play as well as the outcome of the game.
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:
- Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood [NDS] - Trailer #2
- Dead Space [ALL] - Animated Comic #4
- Bionic Commando: Re-Armed [ALL] - Making Of Trailer #2
- Saints Row 2 [ALL] - Tera Patrick Dev Diary #1
- TNA iMPACT! [ALL] - AJ Styles vs. Jay Lethal Trailer
- Sacred 2: Fallen Angel [PS3/X360/PC] - Combart Arts Trailer
- The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria - Trailer
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 [Wii] - Swing & All Play Trailer
- Perimeter 2: New Earth [PC] - Harkback Trailer
- Rise of the Argonauts [ALL] - Taking RPGs to the Next Level Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
In tow with Valve, Blizzard is planning to add to StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3 but is starting its experiment with the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion which will track player's achievements and centralize the info into Blizzard Account according to an interview with WoW lead designer Jeff Kaplan. As more of its games get added, the system will migrate to an Xbox Live type gamerscore where players can compare statistics from their various Blizzard games with other people.
Paradox Interactive 's Mount & Blade is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat.
The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas add-on provides a total new area – the seas of Northern Europe, where trading might be as promising as roaming the dangerous waters as a pirate. This v2.1 (also works for the Gold Edition) adds Guilds, special quests/rewards, Alderman title, fixes various bugs, including pathfinding, game logic, management of supply & demand of goods, stability issues, out of sync problems (multiplayer stability!) etc...
The Guild 2 will be a combination of unique sweeping role-play and a fascinating life-simulation, conjuring the medieval life anew on your PC. This v1.40 patch fixes out of sync errors, improves performance, fixes several bugs concerning gameplay events and interaction, logic issues and so on.
Legendary presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society, and it is up to you, as the cause of it all, to stop it all.
Having just released Art of Murder: FBI Confidential, City Interactive is already preparing a follow-up point-and-click adventure developed by the same studio. In Testament of Faith, you play French archaeology student Sylvie Leroux in search of a medieval dark secret linked to the Maltese Order, taking you to various locations such as Istanbul, Malta and Rome.
Last month Microsoft revealed that it was reducing the price of its 20GB unit to $300 while at the same time introducing a 60GB edition for $380. According to Ars Technica there might be more as its sources revealed Microsoft might hack off another $50 off the entire model lineup, the HD less Xbox 360 Arcade would go from $279 to $199, while the 60GB Xbox 360 Pro gets reduced from $ 350 to $299, and the high end 120GB Xbox 360 Elite would be sold for $399 instead of its original $449 price.
Originally scheduled in 2000 as a DreamCast title, Thunder Force VI is a side scrolling shooter game in development for the PS2, directed by SEGA's Tetsu Okano, known for Segagaga, Astro Boy: Omega Factor and Gunstar Super Heroes.
1C Company has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Gamecock that will allow it to license, market, localize and publish Gamecock titles throughout Russia, CIS, Baltic countries, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.
MTV and Harmonix announced that next week's addition to the Rock Band Music Store will be a bunch of new tracks, System of a Down will add B.Y.O.B. and Toxicity to the mix (160 MSP$1.99) while the Cruefest track pack #2 includes Buckcherry's Rescue Me, Mötley Crüe's Face Down In The Dirt, and Sixx AM's Life Is Beautiful (each 80 MSP/$0.99 or 240 MSP/$2.99 for the pack)
With over 250 additions and enhancements to core gameplay, FIFA 09 has been designed and customized to deliver a unique gameplay experience that takes advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform.
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:
- Legend: Hand of God (PC)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...
RAGE is set in post-apocalyptic wasteland after a meteor hits earth and wipes out civilizations, RAGE is is an all-new take on the first person shooter, developed using id Software's new Tech5 engine.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 1, 2008 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.
In order to avoid going head to head with Michael Bay's Transformers: Rise of the Fallen on June 19, 2009, Disney has decided to delay the Prince of Persia movie until May 28, 2010 according to Coming Soon. Starring starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Artertonas, Alfred Molina (Spider-Man's Dr. Octopus) and Sir Ben Kingsley, the Prince of Persia movie is based on PoP: Sands of Time, and is the first in a trilogy of movies written by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner and directed by Jerry Bruckheimer.
The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest single-player RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, scheduled to be released in Japan and North America simultaneously, with two main characters, each one appealing to a specific territory.
A stand-alone downloadable PSN adventure for both fans and newcomers to the franchise, Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty offers up to four hours of gameplay. With all new wrench mechanics and light and dark illumination puzzles, Ratchet must manipulate objects and use his wits in order to succeed in his quest.
Set in the prehistoric ages, StoneAge 2, DigiPark's casual MMORPG, brings a mixture of dinosaurs of unimaginable heights and invisible spirits who help humans roam altered terrains such as dungeons and arid desserts.
PES 2009 has undergone a graphical update to ensure its players look and move even more like their real-life counterparts. Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new moves, innovative new control elements and key online elements will further the realism of the new game.
by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Aug. 1, 2008 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Mega Man Star Force 2 blends a unique formula of RPG exploration elements with fast-paced action, as players travel and battle between the coexisting physical and virtual Wave World. While seeking to unravel the mystery around the appearance of new troublemakers, players will encounter enemies in the virtual Wave World and battle them on three-by-five battle grids with their Battle Card deck.
Far from a hardcore driving simulation, TrackMania is based on the fun and the spectacular aspects of racing. In TrackMania DS, you will drive at mind-blowing speeds in hi-octane racers on incredible tracks made of jumps, loops, turbo boost pads and many other crazy design elements.
Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is an FPS/RPG featuring expansive environments, an entirely enhanced combat system, and gameplay elements that will catapult it beyond its prequel. From August 1st-3rd, Savage 2 is being sold on Steam for the record low price of $9.99, a $20 discount from its original price. Savage 2 is also scheduled to receive a visual upgrade early next week, with bloom and refraction support being added to the engine.
Battle Fantasia, developed by Arc System Works of Guilty Gear fame, is a 2.5D arcade fighting game like no other on consoles, thanks to its unique cast of fantasy-inspired characters, alongside a storyline and script that stays true to its Japanese heritage and manga roots.
by Dustin Chadwell on Aug. 1, 2008 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
The C&C series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. As the expansion pack to C&C 3 Tiberium Wars, this RTS game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign.
SOE announced that it has added Station Voice to its MMORPG's EverQuest II and Star Wars Galaxies, allowing players to talk to each other in-game. Station Voice, which is scheduled to be available next month in EverQuest, is available for players at no additional cost with their current subscription plan.