The Last Airbender, based on the Nickelodeon cartoon, is coming from director M. Night Shyamalan and will be seeing a video game release. THQ revealed today that they are planning to bring the game to the Nintendo Wii, and Nintendo DS/DSi platforms in June 2010.
“The Last Airbender video game boasts original gameplay elements that create an experience never previously seen before on the Wii system,” said Doug Clemmer, Executive Vice President of THQ’s Kids, Family & Casual Games. “The artistic in-game graphics and dynamic combat were designed to fully engage players, while providing an exhilarating and interactive gaming moment.”
“Through its thrilling storylines and distinctive characters, Avatar: The Last Airbender has built an enthusiastic fan base, and there is incredible anticipation building for the theatrical release,” said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President, Global Toys, Video Games & Consumer Electronics Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products. “Fans will be able to master their bending skills and relive action-packed scenes from the movie, playing as either Aang, or through the unique perspective of the antagonist, Zuko.”
More info to follow on the game as it develops. Via Press Release....
With the demo premiering at PAX East in Boston last month, Electronic Arts has come out and officially announced that the same demo will be appearing on Xbox Live and the Playstation Network next Thursday, April 15th.
In addition to the modes and challenges, players can learn the ropes or perfect their skills in the all-new Skate.School featuring Coach Frank. Gamers can also sample the all-new object dropper by using 24 different items to tweak and alter the University District to create a personalized demo experience. Once players have that perfect trick nailed, they can capture the moment with the in-game Replay Editor and upload footage of themselves with the Skate series' immensely popular Skate.Reel.
SKATE 3 is the definitive co-op skateboarding experience as players build the ultimate team to take on unique team challenges, compete against rival crews online and shred the streets. In the end, SKATE 3 takes skateboarding to a new level with more tricks, improved off board actions, and gnarly Hall of Meat carnage.
Skate 3 rides into store shelves on May 11th, 2010 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in North America and worldwide on May 14th, 2010.
Remember the old Playstation 3 commercials the one's that even had a weird scary baby in them? Well, thanks to Son'y Marketing PR team, we don't see those on TV anymore. With the new Kevin Butler campaign going on, the Playstation 3 has been a huge success especially with the release of the Playstation 3 Slim. IGN had a chat with Peter Dille, whose SCEA's Head of Marketing about the progress of the campaign.
The ads, which feature fictional Sony executive Kevin Butler, were intended highlight the PlayStation 3's features to consumers more clearly and inject some humor. Dille said console sales are going up and that consumers are more aware and educated about the PlayStation 3's offerings.
"The campaign is working to drive hardware sales," he said. "PlayStation 3 sales are up 184 percent in the three months following the price drop, and while a lot of that has to do with price itself, we know from research that consumers are more educated as well."
"Purchase intent went from 19 percent prior to the price drop, to 36 percent after this campaign started. And we've also tracked our competitors and they've fallen during the same time."
One of the leading developers for the iPhone/Ipod Touch platforms are bringing their titles over to the newly released iPad from Apple.
Enigmo Deluxe: Based on the award-winning puzzle-game Engimo for iPhone, Enigmo Deluxe for iPad has major new features, including a built-in level editor that allows users to create, edit, and play their own levels. Friends can share Level Packs so they can play levels that they create or exported them for play on the Mac, PC, or iPhone versions of Enigmo. The game now comes with over a dozen free Level Packs including two “Kid Packs” which were paid add-on’s in the original Enigmo. Together with the 50 original Enigmo levels, Enigmo Deluxe comes with over 400 free levels.
Cro-Mag Rally: One of the best selling racing games for the iPhone, the new iPad version now has 6 cars instead of just 4, and the visuals and gameplay are optimized for iPad.
Pangea Software believes that the iPad will be around a long time and will serve the video game industry well, let's hope so. Check out the rest of the list of games below.