TT Games and Lucasarts officiailly announced that they are not done whoring out the Star Wars franchise. In fact that have just revealed this morning that Lego Star Wars III will bring the franchise to the Clone Wars finally. With the minds behind the upcoming Lego Harry Potter as well as previous titles like Lego Indiana Jones as well as Lego Batman, the Lego brand name just keeps on being milked.
LEGO® Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will include all the characters from both seasons of the hugely popular animated television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as some fan-favourite characters from the beloved theatrical Star Wars Saga. The game will feature brand new battle modes, giving players unique, head-to-head combat and an upgraded level builder, allowing the creation of customized bases and in-game battlefields. Play either as a Jedi or Separatist with all-new character abilities, such as Squad command, Lightsaber slicing, Lightsaber jumps, long distance Jedi attacks and Grapple Tie-Ups, all within a new, easy-to-navigate hub.
Check out quotes from both sides below about the announcement. The game will be released for the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 as well as Windows PC in Autumn of 2010.
The anticipation is high, expectations are through the rough. Two heavy hitting releases are coming this week in that of Bioshock 2 and Dantes Inferno. What can we expect from both releases? Will Bioshock 2 be able to capture the magic and mystery of the first Bioshock? Will Dantes Inferno be more then a God of War clone? The demo was exciting and surprising. Check out what's hitting the store shelves this Tuesday.
Several new tracks will be hitting the Rock Band servers next Tuesday. First off we have a complete list of Megadeth tracks from their classic album from 1990 called "Rust in Peace". Here's what you'll see in the Music store.
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due
Take No Prisoners
Poison Was the Cure
Tornado of Souls
Rust in Peace... Polaris
With The Who, they'll be playing a 15 song melody during half-time at the Super Bowl this Sunday. After the game is over you'll be able to download those tracks they played at 160MSP/$2 bucks a pop. The Rust in Peace album from Megadeth will be available on Tuesday for Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii and the usual Thursday for PS3. As for The Who Meledy, the full "album" will be available late Sunday night/Early Monday morning for Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii as well as Thursday for PS3.
So we don't forget, the Rust In Peace album will go for the MSRP of 1200MSP/$15 bucks.
Although it happened last night; here is your list of items released for the Playstation Store for you PS3 and PSP owners. It seems like a lot of content hit the store this week including plenty of price drops which should help as well. The highlight of course is the release of the Aliens vs. Predator Multiplayer Demo, go and download it now; its worth it. The other exciting release yesterday was also the Battlefield Bad Company 2 Demo which was a hit with me when it was in Beta. Here is a list of everything you can check out on the store today.
Fret Nice ($14.99) [With Demo]
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Multiplayer Demo
Aliens vs. Predator Demo
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Demo
Tank Battles Demo
Qore Episode 21 February 2010 ($2.99)
White Knight Chronicles International Edition Makeover Ticket ($4.99)
As with every big-budget comic book movie release an "official video game" is tied right along with it. With the Iron Man 2 movie fast approaching, Sega is quick to get the word out on the sequels video game counter-part. Here we have the character reveal trailer for War Machine who is also making an appearance in the movie.
We all know the original Iron Man video game didn't exactly sell well nor fair well according to critics. So, one can only wonder why Sega decided to green light this video game sequel. If only this title would've had the amount of time and dedication Batman: Arkham Asylum had, we could see Iron Man fans jumping for joy. Alas, I'll save the rest of my judgement for when the game gets in our hands for our review. For now, just enjoy the trailer folks.
In a weird set of coincindences, Ubisoft has revealed the final and official release date for the upcoming Sam Fischer adventure in Splinter Cell Conviction. The game's release date was set in stone and sent off to select media outlets revealing an April 13th, 2010 date. If you need a refersher on this years release, read on.
Sam Fisher returns as a fugitive and enemy of the state. Now Sam is being ruthlessly hunted by the very government he served, and the friends and colleagues he once knew may have masterminded the entire plot. Working outside Third Echelon puts Sam in the uncomfortable position of having to obtain vital resources via different means (aka the underground black market) as he learns to use the environment around him to his advantage.
Where light and shadows were key to gameplay in the original Splinter Cell, stealth action and improvisation help drive Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction, making it an adrenaline rush of blood-pumping chase sequences, close combat, crowd interaction with real-world dynamics and intense gun battles.
Will this be the final rally and will gamers finally get their hands on the highly anticipated sequel? Only time will tell this time.
Besthesda Softworks has officially revealed the newest sequel in the Fallout franchise, Fallout: New Vegas. The game is set for a Fall 2010 release window and will be developed by Obsidion Entertainment for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
No plot details have been revealed, however, just know the post-apocolyptic atmosphere, humor and action to a new location this time around. Expect more info to follow. For now, enjoy the trailer above.
The game that allowed you to create a live a virutal life has officially turned 10 years old today. The original Sims made its debut on Febuary 4th, 2000 and since then has grown with numerous sequels and expansions. It's one of the best selling PC games and has generated around $2.5 Billion in revenue in the same class as movies like Avatar, Titanic and even The Matrix Trilogy.
The success of The Sims is something gamers and the gaming business as a whole can be proud of. With its charming and quirky style, lovely emergent game mechanics and user created creativity that delights every day, The Sims is a game that can be enjoyed by everybody and reflects what you put into it," explained Rod Humble, Head of the EA Play label. "The future of The Sims is going to be a lot of fun; it is rare for an entertainment franchise to be gaining momentum a decade after release, so this is a particularly pleasant moment for everyone who has worked on the games."
Congratualtions Sims players and EA Games alike....the franchise is starting to become one of the longest running. Here's a toast as I'm sure we'll find out soon enough what the next expansion or sequel will be shortly.
Sega revealed with the above teaser trailer that their Porject Needlemouse is indeed Sonic the Hedgehog 4. They will be bringing Sonic back to the classic days from when he made his first appearance on the Sega Genesis. The other surprising element of this anouncement is the fact that the game will be episodic according to the games logo it will be "Episode 1". Sega has yet to release a press statement, and we will hold off word until then when we will get further details.
Exclusively for the Playstation 3, and developed by NIS America, this new RPG will be released on Feburary 23rd, 2010 which is only a few weeks away.
It takes place in a world called Jonovald, which is governed by two gods: Meiktilia who presides over the death of all people and the destruction of all things, and Formival who presides over the birth of all people and the creation of all things. Meiktilia blesses two types of people with special powers; Blades and Sealers. Blades have the skills to destroy the physical structure of things, and Sealers use magical abilities to destroy the metaphysical, the spiritual structure of things. The two main characters are Nine who is a Blade, and Aisha who is a Sealer.