IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of WWII. Players can participate in some of the most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of 50+ missions.
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Swedish developer GRIN has been around for over a decade, founded in 1997, but it was not until 2006's PC edition of Ubisoft's GRAW that it became widely known. Shortly thereafter, it grew rapidly, opening offices in Barcelona and Gothenburg, to deal with a slew of high-profile titles (Bionic Commando, Wanted, Terminator) in development. However, sales on all of them were disappointing, and earlier this year GRIN closed all but its main office in Stockholm, which is now also rumored to be in trouble, with employees being asked to not come to work. Oddly enough, earlier today, one of its subsidiaries announced a new title.
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:
- Batman: Arkham Asylum [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #3
- Brutal Legend [ALL] - Rubik's Cube Challenge Trailer
- Deca Sports 2 [Wii] - Teaser Trailer #2
- King Arthur [PC] - Dev Diary Trailer #1
- Need for Speed Shift [ALL] - Gameplay Teaser
- Champions Online [ALL] - Road to Champions Dev Diary Trailer
- NBA Live 10 [ALL] - Gameplay Advancements Trailer
- Spectrobes: Origins [Wii] - Unique Features Trailer
- Shorts [NDS] - Toe Gameplay Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
On-field authenticity and emotion is taken to another level in Madden NFL 10. With more control over the outcome of the play than ever before, players can drag defenders towards the first down marker, fight for a fumble at the bottom of the pile, and avoid the rush by stepping up into the pocket. Fans who subscribe to Sports Illustrated, 28 issues for $50, will get a Madden documentary DVD, as well as Madden NFL 09 for free.
Samurai Warriors 3 is a beat-'em-up features dozens of characters to select from, each offering different ways of fighting, no load times when the action changes from interior to exterior battles, and new combo configurations and better special attacks.
Capcom announced the Platinum Hits Triple Pack, an affordable collection of Dead Rising, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - Colonies Edition, & Devil May Cry 4.
Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark is a simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter, and will offer an unprecedented level of realism in regards to flight dynamics, instruments modeling, avionics systems, and weapon systems, but can also be played as a console-style arcade game for the casual gamer.
Known for its over-the-top style of gameplay, The Bigs 2 focuses on the big fast-paced moments in Major League Baseball with new opportunities to go up against MLB legends, more mini-games like Home Run Pinball, and a variety of other new features.
by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2009 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009
Akella announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at GamesCom 2009 (August 19th – 23rd), such as Fairytale Fights, Infernal Hell's Vengeance, and Obscure: The Aftermath.
Tackle over 50 obstacle and stunt tracks, master killer tricks and unlock sweet new bikes – all in HD graphics. Don’t stop there. Customize your rider, create, share and download an unlimited number of free tracks, and challenge your friends like never before with in-game friend scores at every ramp, drop and turn.
Konami announced Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4, a new adaptation of the popular trading card game based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's animated series, fully immersing players in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's world as the story of the Dark Signers is reignited.
Playing as the anti-hero, rage through the wrath of fearless enemies and build the nastiest and most profane army you can think of in this new-style invasion action game. Prepare to wash the mouth of your army with soap as they can’t help but engage in zombie bashing dialogue over a raging metal soundtrack that helps you channel your inner anger.
The Filmmaker is a first-person puzzle-based horror adventure game by Unimatrix Productions. It will be released late summer 2009. In the game, players explore the haunted Carson Stiles Gateway Theater in an effort to uncover the theater's secret past, a discovery that will lead to unspeakable terrors...
Responding to consumer feedback from the online games played, FIFA Soccer 10 will deliver a new standard for authenticity with gameplay refinements and innovations that will make it the most complete and intelligent simulation of soccer. While the UK gets Arsenal’s Theo Walcott, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, and Chelsea FC's Frank Lampard, who is joined in North America by Chicago Fire's Blanco and Chivas USA's Sacha Kljestan.
Battleswarm simultaneously pits FPS vs. RTS players in this genre-busting online PC game. Players choose between team-based, first-person action, representing individual, elite soldiers or acting as the supreme commander of an alien task force, managing hundreds of alien bugs from a real-time strategy point of view.
For the first time ever, you can customize the makeup of your band with any combination of instruments in-game: two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, etc. GH 5 will also feature new gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest putting fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the experience to match their personal style and interests.
Deca Sports DS is an all-new sports compilation title with ten new games that can now be played on the go! Players will also be able to battle up to six friends in exciting multi-sports competition.
In Just Cause, you take on the role of the Rico Rodriguez, an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change, as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito suspected of stockpiling WMDs. Adrian Askarieh, known for adapting the Hitman movie and currently working on Spyhunter and Kane & Lynch, has secured the rights, and a $30 million budget, to bring Just Cause to the big screen.
Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, Risen unfolds over 4 chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story by your actions and decisions. An intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers alike.
Famous is an adventure game on NDS where you can live the rise step by step of a music star and its luxurious life once he’s successful.
Knuckle Cracker's premier title Creeper World which blends real time strategy and the newer spin-off defense games with a highly original and innovative enemy type.
by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2009 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009
Playlogic announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at GamesCom 2009 (August 19th – 23rd), such as Fairytale Fights, Infernal Hell's Vengeance, and Obscure: The Aftermath.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle continues the tale of punk anti-hero Travis Touchdown, the Japanese anime Otaku, and pro wrestling-obsessed assassin. Travis finds himself at the bottom of the UAA (United Assassins Association) rankings and must wage war to become the No. 1 assassin once again.
Ninja Captains is a party game that not only offers 20 unique games that are both fun and challenging, but the Wii version also lets up to 4 players join the action and compete for high score supremacy.
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:
Steam Slug is an action shooter set in a truly steam punk world in alternative history setting. There is no place to go, the machines are everywhere and the only way of survival for you and mankind is to fight rogue engines and find the ultimate evil behind their creation.
Fans of Star Wars will want to keep an eye on their Wii Shop Channel for the next month. Nintendo will be releasing multiple LucasArts favorites for Virtual Console, starting today with Super Star Wars, followed by Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, at 800 Wii Points each.
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West catapults the player straight into the dramatic crescendo of the Western myth. Allowing players to relive the thrills of a gunfight in classic western settings such as main street of a frontier town or the claustrophobic depths of a gold mine.
Nintendo added a VC, one NDSi, and two WiiWare titles to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits, Rock N’ Roll Climber (Wiiware), Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters (NDSiWare), and Super Star Wars (VC).
Drakensang: The Dark Eye, developed by Radon Labs, brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world's biggest pen & paper franchises.
Gladiator Begins is a sequel to 2005's Colosseum: the Road to Freedom, tracing the life of a Roman gladiator from his first few bouts as a lowly slave to his final days of glory in the Roman Colosseum.
by Brad Hilderbrand on Aug. 10, 2009 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
As king, players will manage and involve their townspeople in the goals of creating a new territory. He will enlist them to dig for treasure, build new buildings and otherwise better their community. Players must try to conquer rival nations to create a single, unified kingdom. The game transforms the Wii Remote into a royal scepter and offers players the chance to be the best king in the world!
Announced earlier this year and already revealed in 1C's GamesCom lineup, Red Orchestra 2 is a sequel to Tripwire's realism-based multiplayer WWII shooter. The game will focus on one of the most brutal battles in all of human history, the Battle of Stalingrad and the surrounding operations, both German and Russian, from July 1942 to Feb. 1943.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers provides a fresh take on the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series as it combines the storytelling depth, expansive world and graphical quality of Final Fantasy with motion-driven, real-time action gameplay.
by Mark Melnychuk on Aug. 10, 2009 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense Wild West storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary period of American history.
3D game engine provider Emergent has teamed up with Illuminate Labs to integrate its lighting solution Beast into its Gamebryo development suite, allowing it to create high-quality global illumination lightmaps
by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2009 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009
Namco Bandai Partners announced its line-up of titles it will be showing off at GamesCom 2009 (August 19th – 23rd), such as Champions Online, Tekken 6, Dragon Ball titles, Katamari Forever, and more ...
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is the ultimate Ninja Gaiden, featuring characters from the previous installments that have defined the franchise. Combining both melee and long-range battles against enemies, the game requires skillful and strategic playing to successfully journey through the missions.
Independent Welsh PC adventure game developer Arberth Studios has taken back all North American rights to its title ‘Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches ’.
Italian games developers Impressionware and Idoru are combining their know-how and creating a new venture called Double Jungle, allowing them to share technology, work together on the development of more SKUs simultaneously, publish games and do work for hire.
Angle of Attack is an aerial combat spin-off from All Aspect Warefare where the Terrans have been at war with the Gammulan race for years. In an attempt to change the tide of war and take the battle to the enemy, Galactic Command, the Terran military body, launched an all out attack on the Gammulan homeworlds.
Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing saga with an unprecedented level of action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. While Activision initially revealed that Modern Warfare 2, coming out Nov. 10 on PS3/X360 and PC, would only get two additional DLCs post-launch, it now has somewhat changed its statement saying there will be AT LEAST two packs, leaving the door open for more.
Men of War developer Digitalmindsoft revealed that it will introduce a new project at the 1C Company booth during GamesCom. "For all Men of War fans, this is going to be something you really will looking forward to, guaranteed. What it's about and what the game will feature will be answered by the press previewing our latest build."
Signature Devices announced that its subsidiary Graffiti Entertainment, known for NDS titles Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled and C.O.R.E., has opened a European office in London, England with the help of industry veteran Terry Malham.
When Warner Bros. bought up most of the Midway studios/assets, it did not include its San Diego locations, which as it turns out has now been poached by THQ, but oddly enough the deal does not include Midway's TNA Wrestling title. Midway has also sold the shares of its subsidiaries in Germany, France and England to the current execs, who will leave their positions when the deals close.