Archives by Day

October 2014
SuMTuWThFSa
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!

Advertising





Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends (NDS)

In Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends, players use the stylus as the ultimate kitchen utensil in 150 different cooking mini-games across 80 new recipes that range from cultural delicacies like shark fin soup to the all-American apple pie. However, this time around players actually have hungry mouths to feed since nine finicky dinner friends will taste and judge each meal! A new Cooking Contest Mode lets up to four friends compete in a wireless cook off with only one game card, while players can fully customize their kitchen — and even Mama!—in the fresh Design Mode.

"Cooking Mama's fun game play and unique premise continue to resonate with DS owners nationwide," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations, Majesco. "With an abundance of new additions and enhancements, Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends is a second piece de resistance in a series that has already turned so many players into Mama's cooking protégés."

Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends for the Nintendo DS is rated E for Everyone and currently available for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Crysis (PC)

Featuring jaw-dropping visuals, industry leading technology and open-ended gameplay, Crysis is set to break new ground in the FPS genre.

"Crysis is the culmination of the dedication and tenacity of everyone here at Crytek who shared the goal of creating a true next-generation FPS," said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. "Our vision from the beginning was to deliver an immersive, open-ended single-player campaign, to innovate in multiplayer and to give our community a powerful, easy-to-use editor and we're extremely proud of the end result."

The complete Crysis package is composed of three primary components:

  • An Epic Single Player Campaign – Players are thrust into the middle of a global conflict between the US and North Korea over a mysterious artifact that turns out to be extraterrestrial in nature. Fortunately, players are outfitted with a high tech Nanosuit that allows them to alter their strength, speed, armor and cloaking abilities and an arsenal of fully customizable weapons, helping to even the playing ground against a highly mysterious and intelligent enemy threat.
  • Multiplayer Reinvented – Crytek has also focused much of their development efforts in creating two unique multiplayer experiences. PowerStruggle is a new, team-based multiplayer mode where players need to work together strategically to capture resource points throughout the map to win the ultimate arms race for nuclear technology. And for those who are looking for a more action-packed experience Crysis also features Instant Action, traditional deathmatch made even more frenetic as every player is outfitted with the revolutionary Nanosuit.
  • CryENGINE 2 Sandbox Editor – Also included with Crysis is the complete version of Crytek's Sandbox Editor. Extremely powerful with a simple user interface, the editor will give the community full access to one of the most powerful design tools in the industry.

Crysis has been rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB (Blood and Gore, Language, Violence) and 16+ by PEGI in Europe.

Contra 4 (NDS)

Contra 4 features 2D side-scrolling action that recalls the retro feel of the original fan favorite with the added bonus of massive battles that utilize both screens of the Nintendo DS™.

"In celebration of the franchise's 20th anniversary, we wanted to bring back the retro look and feel of classic Contra while still providing fresh, compelling content," said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Well adapted to the Nintendo DS's dual screens, Contra 4 provides an action-packed experience for seasoned Contra players as well as new fans of the franchise."

Taking place two years after the events of Contra III: The Alien Wars, Contra 4 forces our heroes into battle against an army of alien invaders, including the return of the terrifying Black Viper. Players must dodge, shoot, and jump over obstacles and enemies coming at them from every direction. Unique to the series, Contra 4 introduces a grappling hook accessory that provides players a means to grab onto structures above, allowing them to move seamlessly from screen to screen on the DS. Pushing the limits of the Contra franchise to new heights, the grappling accessory also grants players the strategic use of environmental elements for timely escapes, better vantage points for devastating attacks and it becomes crucial in defeating the massive bosses that take up both screens of the Nintendo DS.

Contra 4 offers cooperative gameplay that allows up to two players to join forces and defeat Black Viper's alien army for the continued existence of mankind. Recruit a friend and let the battle for Earth commence!

Contra 4 also incorporates a wealth of in-game bonus content commemorating 20 years of the run and gun action franchise, including:

  • 20th Anniversary Virtual Museum - A virtual history of the Contra franchise since the 80's, including box art, screen shots and information on every version of Contra from the US, Japan and Europe. The museum also features an unlockable gallery of bonus art.
  • Unlockable Games - The NES versions of the classic Contra and Super C are now unlockable.
  • 5 unlockable characters, including the Probotector from the European version of the Contra games.
  • 2 unlockable digital comic books from longtime Contra artist, Atsushi Tsujimoto.
  • An interview with noted Contra Producer Nobuya Nakazato.

Contra 4 is rated "T" for Teen and is now available on the Nintendo DS in retail outlets nationwide for the SRP of $29.99.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (PS2/Wii)

Developed by Spike, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is the first Dragon Ball Z title to incorporate online play with the Wii, making it one of this holiday's must-have fighting titles. Fans playing on the PlayStation 2 system have the option to unlock several more hours of hidden game play with the Disc Fusion System, which requires either Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 1 or 2 to unlock never-before-seen battles.

"We're pleased to bring exclusive content and online play to the loyal fans of the Dragon Ball series," said Donny Clay, Producer, Atari, Inc. "We have delivered what we believe is undoubtedly the best Dragon Ball game yet. This is a must-have for the holidays."

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 features a roster of over 150 playable characters, 30 enormous and varying 3D battle environments, fine-tuned fighting controls for the Wii and revamped audio, including the original Japanese voices.

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 is rated T for Teen and is available for a suggested retail price of $49.95.

Enchanted (NDS)

Enchanted for Nintendo DS allows players to become Giselle, Prince Edward and Pip as they embark on epic adventures inspired by the movie and beyond.

"Fans of the film will appreciate the many adventures the Enchanted game has to offer," said Craig Relyea, vice president, marketing for Disney Interactive Studios. "Players can explore the dramatically different worlds of Andalasia and New York City by taking on the roles of Giselle, Prince Edward and Pip, as well as re-live key moments from the film."

Enchanted combines adventures from the movie with original gameplay elements to make this the ultimate video game for fans. Players must use each character's magical powers to stay out of trouble and defeat enemies, including the evil Queen Narissa. As Giselle, players learn songs and use the stylus and touch screen to gain powers by tracing enchanted symbols, collecting items and befriending animals. Girls can also create dresses for Giselle and trade them wirelessly with friends. As Prince Edward, players defeat enemies through unique combat systems, by riding on his horse and using his sword. Finally, players can take on the role of Pip, Giselle's chipmunk friend, to collect hidden items and complete challenging mini-games.

Enchanted also offers fans a Spanish language option. This is the first video game from Disney Interactive Studios to ship in North America that highlights this option on its packaging, allowing fans to play in the language that is most comfortable to them. In addition, players can download exclusive content from the Enchanted video game Web site, www.enchantedgame.com, including images, cheat codes, dioramas, and more to throw an Enchanted themed party. The Web site also features an online activity where visitors can decorate Giselle's room and earn more bonus items.

Enchanted, developed by Altron Corporation, is rated "E" for everyone and is now in stores for $29.99.

EverQuest: Secrets of Faydwer/EverQuest II: Rise of Kunark (PC)

EverQuest Secrets of Faydwer is the 14th expansion for this genre-defining game. "We put a renewed emphasis on the test and adjust period for Secrets of Faydwer and increased the number of our Beta testers by 25 percent," said Clint Worley, Sr. Producer, Sony Online Entertainment. "The feedback we received from the players was outstanding and it raised the quality bar exponentially."

Secrets of Faydwer players will have the opportunity to advance to level 80 as they explore through 15 new zones, discovering thousands of new items along the way. In addition to the new high level raid content, there are new Alternate Advancement ability lines to refresh even the most hardened warriors.

EverQuest II Rise of Kunark brings back the legendary high-fantasy game play style from its famous predecessor and blends it with the beautiful cinematic graphics for which the game has become known.

Rise of Kunark introduces players to the Sarnak, a new dragon-like humanoid playable race that inhabits the jungle islands of Timorous Deep — a new starting location for adventurers featuring a wealth of new content for levels 1-20. Many of the expansion's new zones are based on favorite gameplay areas from the original EverQuest, such as Karnor's Castle, the Lake of Ill Omen, Sebilis and Veeshan's Peak. In addition, Kunark raises the level cap to 80, adding new solo, group, and raid content for levels 65-80.

"Launching dual expansions of this magnitude for two major MMOs on the same day is a Herculean feat," said Russ Shanks, COO and Vice President, Sony Online Entertainment. "It took a full year, dedicated development teams and the experienced infrastructure of SOE to be able to support these simultaneous launches. We're extremely proud of the breadth of the new adventures these two games offer and we're also grateful for the support from our beta testers and loyal community for their input on the final products."

Both retail and digital customers will receive several items with their purchase. Rise of Kunark consumers receive the base EQII game, the Rise of Kunark expansion, all three previous expansions and adventure packs, a claimable cockatrice house pet and a Legends of Norrath online strategy game starter pack, booster pack and loot item. Secrets of Faydwer consumers will receive the base EverQuest game and all 14 expansions, a claimable worg mount and a Legends of Norrath online strategy game starter pack, booster pack and loot item.

EverQuest Secrets of Faydwer and EverQuest II Rise of Kunark are complete and inclusive including all previous expansions and relevant adventure packs in each, for a suggested retail price of $39.99 at participating retail stores and via digital download at http://www.station.com.

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2)

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns marks the first time that this legendary wrestling series will be available on a home console in North America. This latest and greatest entry in the series combines unparalleled gameplay with some of the deepest customization options ever seen. Players can choose from hundreds of selectable characters or create their own wrestlers, referees, rings, logos and belts! Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is by far the best buy any wrestling game fan can make.

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is rated T for Teen, and is available now for only $14.99.

Jenga World Tour (NDS)

Jenga World Tour is designed to make the most of the innovative control system on the DS, offering unpredictable, quick-paced, tactical play that combines suspense and risk-taking, where mounting anticipation comes to a crashing climax.

"Fans of the Jenga family of games will be thrilled to relive the fun of the original board game, with new updated surprises and gameplay variations on the Nintendo DS," said Matt Rush, Producer, Atari, Inc. "Jenga remains a timeless classic and will continue the tradition of being a family-fun game with the innovative gameplay the Nintendo DS provides."

"We are confident that Jenga's universal entertainment appeal will translate well into a video game," added Paul Eveloff of Pokonobe Associates. "Atari's Jenga World Tour for the Nintendo DS takes the party game style brilliantly to video game players of all skill levels!"

Players of the Wii version can get physical with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers as they battle to keep the Jenga tower from falling, while on the DS the touch screen provides equally intuitive control of the fast-paced action. Players will experience sophisticated physics, and a multitude of game-play options, including multiplayer. The game will contain all the fun, intensity and challenge of the original boxed game with a wealth of exciting new enhancements, power-ups and twists that are possible only in the videogame world. Simple to learn and fun to play, Jenga World Tour promises great entertainment for all ages.

Jenga World Tour, rated "E" for Everyone, is now available for the NDS at a suggested retail price of $29.99. The Wii version will ship on Dec. 5, 2007.

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (PS3/X360/PC)

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a cinematic crime drama that tells a raw and gritty tale of two anti-heroes — one a flawed mercenary, the other a medicated psychopath — set in an intense third-person action shooter. Forced to embark on a violent and chaotic journey, hating each other every step of the way, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men features a gripping storyline, relentless third-person action and an innovative twist on the online multiplayer gameplay experience.

"'Kane & Lynch: Dead Men' achieves a level of narrative complexity and cinematic realism rarely seen in the videogame industry," said Robert Lindsey, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Eidos Inc. "From the first frame onwards, players will know they entered a fully realized world filled with all the drama and intense action usually reserved for Hollywood spectacles."

Kane is able to use the world around him to his advantage, creating mayhem in every highly destructible environment; blowing up cars and fuel tanks to efficiently take down pursuers. Creating panic by opening fire in a packed Toyko nightclub, just to use the ensuing chaos to cover his escape and using cover to avoid enemy fire while taking precise aim to shoot down single or multiple enemies.

Providing additional backup, Kane has the option to control a crew of criminal mercenaries to scout new and potentially dangerous locations or take out specific enemies. The optional crew-based combat system allows for added tactical strategy when in heavy gunfight situations enabling Kane to direct a crew member to cover fire at a specific target while sending another crew member to protect his flank position.

One element Kane cannot control is Lynch. Succumbing frequently to psychotic episodes, Lynch flies off the handle at critical moments, foiling Kane's plans. In the two player Co-op mode, players get a split screen glimpse at the world through Lynch's eyes. Players will also have the opportunity to play in the unique online multiplayer mode, supporting up to eight players online. This new multiplayer twist will shake up the online gameplay experience.

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men was developed by IO Interactive and will be on store shelves beginning Nov. 13, 2007 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC Games for Windows platforms as well as for digital download and mobile handsets. The game is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB.

The King of Fighters XI (PS2)

The King of Fighters XI expands on the winning The King of Fighters formula with new strategic options like Quick Shift and Saving Shift, which allow greater precision and control when switching out characters, the match-deciding Judgment Indicator, and Dream Cancel, which wreaks even more havoc than the Super Cancels found in previous games. In addition to all the 2D-fighting goodness found in the popular arcade version, The King of Fighters XI for PlayStation 2 system offers exclusive features including extra characters, bonus stages and brand-new music.

"With the release of The King of Fighters XI, 2D-fighter fans have hours of the classic gameplay they love, plus brand-new game-enhancing features, at their fingertips," said Ben Herman, president of SNK Playmore USA.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus (PSP)

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus also allows players to upload their saved data from the original Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops to create instant squads. Additionally, players can choose from a variety of new environment maps, such as an updated version of the REX Hangar area of the original Metal Gear Solid, for more multiplayer mayhem. Tutorials and improved in-game support are available to help players of all skill levels to jump right into the action or hone their skills.

"With Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus, Kojima Productions has pushed the limits of the PSP system, creating the definitive portable multiplayer experience," Said Anthony Crouts, Vice President of Marketing for Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. "Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus brings the fun and fast-paced action of a console multiplayer game to the PSP system, and at a price that gives fans of the series and newcomers alike an amazing value."

In addition to Ad-Hoc, infrastructure-based wireless play and Wi-Fi HotSpot support the game also includes a brand new single player mode - Infinity Mission. Infinity Mission lets players engage in missions of increasing difficulty, gathering both weapons and team members in the face of increasingly tougher enemies. Through Infinity Mission, players will be able to recruit brand new soldiers from the Metal Gear Solid universe, including Raiden and Old Snake from the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and bring them online to battle other live opponents.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and available for an SRP of $19.99.

Orcs & Elves (NDS)

A breathtaking dungeon-crawling fantasy RPG, Orcs & Elves casts gamers as a young half-elf exploring a massive Dwarven fortress riddled with ancient treasure, powerful weapons, and waves of ruthless enemies, on a quest to expel the ultimate evil from the mountain's core.

"Orcs & Elves is captivating on the Nintendo DS," said Katherine Anna Kang, founder and president of Fountainhead Entertainment. "We were able to expand on the award winning original game by adding hours of new content and using the unique Nintendo DS touch screen to immerse the player into a magical world where they are the hero."

Enhanced from the original to take full advantage of the Nintendo DS, Orcs & Elves features a new 3D engine, full 3D sound, more levels, new monsters, and much more. Players can utilize the DS touch screen to cast spells, move and attack enemies, make use of magic potions, enchanted rings, and armor, and bargain for goods.

Orcs & Elves is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $29.95 for the Nintendo DS.

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (PS2)

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords artfully blends match-three puzzle gameplay with strategy, character-building elements and a persistent storyline. This combination of gameplay elements produces an appealing new videogame genre that entices casual and hardcore gamers alike, offering hours of fun-filled gameplay for the whole family.

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older — suggestive themes) for all platforms by the ESRB. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is also available for Nintendo DS, PSP, the Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 and Windows PC. A Nintendo Wii version of the popular title will ship to retail stores on November 27, and a mobile version is due in early 2008.

Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (NDS/Wii)

After invading the world of Rayman, the insane Rabbids have a new objective: THE INVASION OF PLANET EARTH! Setting their home base at a shopping mall, the Rabbids try to study human behavior and mimic everything humans do in funny, illogical ways. As part of their training, the Rabbids must carry out several missions around the globe to prepare themselves for world domination. Rayman will attempt to infiltrate the Rabbids, disguised as one of them, in a mission to foil their crazy plans and save Earth. Game features include:

  • New wacky games - 50 brand-new games that spoof popular culture and are even wackier than those featured in the first Rayman Raving Rabbids game.
  • Unique use of the Wii Remote - Discover new, innovative ways to play, with eight types of gameplay, including shaking, precision, dexterity and balance.
  • Travel around the world - Take Rayman on a world tour to defend Earth from the Rabbids invasion. Travel to five different regions such as the USA, Europe and Asia, where players will challenge the Rabbids in the local environments
  • Customize Rayman and the Rabbids - Use more than 110 items (skins, hats, accessories and clothes) to dress Rayman and create your own Rabbids. Unleash your creativity with over 540,000 customization combinations.
  • Multiplayer experience - Play in co-op mode or battle up to three friends in all the games unlocked in the single-player campaign.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii)

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles is a brand new game in the Resident Evil franchise, with familiar locales from the entire series, created specifically for the unique characteristics of the Wii console. This action/shooter hybrid reveals the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation by exploring locations from Resident Evil 0, 1, 2 and 3 as well as new never-before-seen locations, such as Umbrella's stronghold. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles combines first-person, light-gun style combat with interactive pathways, multiple weapons and new enemies to create an entirely new Resident Evil experience that could only be delivered on the Wii. The game includes a two-player co-op mode and support for the Wii Zapper(TM) for even more intense light-gun style shooting action.

Features:

  • The overriding story of Wesker's return and the unveiling of new details about Umbrella link together the chapters as players revisit classic scenarios from previous Resident Evil games.
  • Return to classic locations such as the mansion from the original and RE 0, and elements of Raccoon City from RE 3 that lead players to a brand new chapter set in Russia.
  • Chris, Jill, Rebecca, Billy and Carlos are all available as playable characters. Other key characters from the Resident Evil series, including Albert Wesker make appearances during the course of the game.
  • Using the Wii Remote(TM) as a gun, players can experience breathtaking combat against a horde of zombies and various creatures in dynamic first-person perspective.
  • Support for Wii Zapper(TM) provides an even more satisfying, immersive experience.
  • Single player or two-player co-op
  • 480p and 16:9 Widescreen support
  • Switch between pistol, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, knife and grenades to defeat enemies
  • Replay the game to achieve higher rankings and access to upgraded weapons. Master the game and achieve an Excellent Ranking to obtain a secret item.
  • Destroy items to find hidden pick-ups providing key information that reveal vital details about Umbrella
  • Certain weapons can destroy environments and items. Shoot objects and watch them splinter, explode and disintegrate. Hidden items may sometimes be found after destroying objects.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, rated M for Mature, carries a suggested retail price of $49.95.

SimCity Societies (PC)

In SimCity Societies, players construct not only the cities they desire, but mold their cultures, societal tendencies and environments as well. They can build artistic cities, authoritarian dictatorships, spiritual communities and many more. With this accessible, innovative and versatile city-builder, players can create the city of their dreams, or their nightmares.

"We are delighted to release this innovative new version of SimCity which focuses on relaxing game-play and creativity," said Studio Head of The Sims Label, Rod Humble. "Players can create any city they desire with a variety of buildings, cultures, environments and societal behaviors. With all of these options to choose from, SimCity Societies is the most flexible city building game ever!"

With more than 500 buildings and decorative objects to place, the possibilities are almost limitless. A revolutionary feature set allows gamers to effortlessly combine buildings that produce or rely upon a particular societal value – a special kind of resource. How players mix and match these resources – productivity, prosperity, authority, knowledge, spirituality, or creativity — determines the social energy of their city.

Will the city be happy and creative, spiritual and knowledgeable or obedient and fearful? Its fate is in the player's hands! From futuristic metropolises and fantastical haunted cities to obedient Orwellian states and devout contemplative towns – what to combine and connect is up to the creator.

SimCity Societies will also be available for mobile phones starting later this month. SimCity Societies is being published by Electronic Arts and developed by Tilted Mill Entertainment. It is rated "E10+" by the ESRB and has a MSRP of $49.99.

Smarty Pants (Wii)

Do you know more than your Grandma about world history? Does your little sister know more than your Dad about sports? Find out by playing Smarty Pants, the trivia game that levels the playing field for friends and family, combining age-targeted trivia with action-based gestures, making for a truly trans-generational game exclusively for the Wii.

In Smarty Pants, questions are tailored to the contestant's age, allowing friends and family members ages eight to eighty to play simultaneously. Choose to play in Friends Mode, a rapid-fire competitive trivia showdown, or Family Mode, in which players team up in a race against the clock. As you play, the game tracks everyone's answers and adjusts the difficulty level to provide continuous stimulation and challenge. Exciting Wii gestures make everything a game, from spinning the category wheel and tug-of-wars to "dance-offs" for additional points. With both competitive and collaborative game modes and thousands questions in multiple categories, Smarty Pants brings virtually endless fun and replayability for families and friends alike.

Categories and questions are also fully localized with country appropriate content for North America, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

Smarty Pants is produced at EA Los Angeles and developed in conjunction with Planet Moon Studios. The game is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and 3+ by PEGI.

Sonic Rivals 2 (PSP)

Sonic Rivals 2 brings back the classic 2D extreme speed action that Sonic is famous for. Twelve new ring-filled stages have been created for this intense head-to-head race where the ultimate goal is to rescue the Chao and uncover who is responsible for some dastardly deeds. The game features eight playable characters – including three characters who are all-new to the Sonic Rivals world : Miles "Tails" Prower, Espio the Chameleon, and Rouge the Bat – each one with their own special skills and abilities. Sonic Rivals 2 has two intense single-player modes – the Story mode, which allows players to enjoy the whole story behind the head-to-head competition, and Free Play mode in which gamers can explore this stunning world at their own pace. Players can also collect 150 new cards, each bringing new options for customizing playable characters.

Sonic Rivals 2 also offers a series of exciting multiplayer modes thanks to the PSP system's wireless and single-disc sharing capabilities. The game features six different multi-player modes, each of which is available using the single-disc game sharing for up to two players. The multiplayer battle modes are: Knockout (where players try desperately to knockout their opponent before the time runs out), Ring Battle (where gamers do anything to make sure that they have the most rings when the timer hits zero), Race (where the goal is to reach the finish line first), King of the Hill (where players have to stay in the safety zone for as long as possible before their time runs out), Capture the Chao (where gamers must capture and hold onto their opponents Chao), and Tag (players fight to stay alive in this intense game of avoiding the soon-to-explode bomb).

Sonic Rivals 2, exclusively for the PSP system, is rated "E".

Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command (PSP)

"With Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command, we've faithfully brought to life the intense battles and war-ravaged worlds of the Warhammer 40,000 universe to the PSP and the Nintendo DS," said Brad Carraway, director of global brand management, THQ. "With an immersive single-player campaign and the ability to battle on handheld systems against anyone in the world through the game's multiplayer mode, Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command will appeal to both Warhammer 40,000 fans and gamers looking for a great action strategy experience."

Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command marks the first time the brutal, war-ravaged worlds of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe will be playable on either the Nintendo DS or the PSP. Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command features action-packed combat and turn-based strategy through an engaging, authentic single-player storyline. Gamers play as the elite Space Marines of the Ultramarines chapter and strive to combat the encroaching evil of the daemonic forces of Chaos Space Marines through 15 cinematically-tied missions. With a robust multiplayer mode featuring nine unique missions, gamers will team up to go head-to-head with other players worldwide as either the Imperium of Man or Chaos Space Marines, ensuring hours of replay ability. Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command will also fully utilize all portable functionality of the PSP and Nintendo DS, including the dual-screen and stylus.

Delivering a cinematic and strategic turn-based single-player campaign and a dynamic global multiplayer element, Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command is also scheduled to be made available to NDS consumers later this fall.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360)

"WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 marks the largest simultaneous cross-platform launch to date for the franchise, and we are excited by its extensive worldwide growth potential with a broad audience of gamers," said Bob Aniello, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. "The unique game play features delivered across the platforms, including our debut offerings on the Wii, NDS and PS3 system, offer gamers more ways to embrace the WWE video game experience."

"The new features offered in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 deliver fresh, innovative game play that significantly enhances this classic and enormously popular video game franchise," said Nelo Lucich, vice president of interactive, JAKKS Pacific. "Players can look forward to more choice, control and strategic options with the new Superstar Fighting Styles, and with the RAW, SmackDown and ECW brands all represented, players can embrace this latest installment like no other before."

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and PSP will let players take the fight into their own hands with the debut of eight Superstar Fighting Styles. Each fighting style has its own unique strategy with exclusive moves and abilities. A brand new Struggle Submission System gives players intuitive and natural control over their WWE Superstars using the analog sticks. Realism and strategy are at the forefront, as players can now control the amount of pressure they apply. WWE 24/7 Mode, which combines the popular Season and General Manager modes, embraces the intensity of the Superstar lifestyle. Multiple character development options, stat tracking and career goals will guide players toward the ultimate achievement of becoming a WWE Legend. In addition, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 includes numerous fan-requested updates, including new rosters, more environmental hotspots, improved out-of-ring action and much more.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 for the Wii features unique controls and gameplay created specifically for the platform, resulting in quick response times and a more arcade feel. Ultimate control is taken to the next level, as players can act out slams, strikes, taunts and finishers as they take place on screen.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 for the Nintendo DS lets players directly control a Superstar's action with the stylus, while situation-based fighting includes over 80 unique holds for a variety of strategic options. Players can also experience a full year of WWE action, storylines and drama in WWE Season Mode.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008, rated "T" for Teen, is available for the suggested retail prices of $59.95 (PS3, Xbox 360), $49.95 (Wii, PS2), $39.95 (PSP) and $29.95 (NDS).

blog comments powered by Disqus