SEGA of America today announced that Napoleon: Total War, the follow up to the 2009 PC strategy game Empire: Total War, will be released in 2010 as exclusively as a special Limited Edition in North America for PC Games For Windows.
The Napoleon: Total War Limited Edition features additional in-game content that will expand the strategic options open to gamers. Players will receive the “Heroes Of the Napoleonic Wars” and the “Elite Regiment” packs containing a total of 15 new units including the courageous 88th Foot Connaught Rangers from Ireland and the expert horsemen of the Pavlograd Hussars.
Napoleon: Total War is developed by the Creative Assembly and will allow PC gamers the chance to relive Napoleon’s historic military career. PC gamers will have the choice to exceed the exploits of history’s greatest General or instead face him in an attempt to stop his relentless march across Egypt, Italy and Central Europe culminating of course in the legendary Battle Of Waterloo.
In what has to be the first move in a trend that is sure to grow, Nvinium Games and Strategy First have announced a partnership that will bring Space Empires and Jagged Alliance to various social network platforms. The initial plans have these games being deployed as Facebook Applications.
“We are delighted to team up with Nvinium to bring our flagship franchises into the new and exciting world of social network games. There has been a dramatic shift in the industry toward the online free to play micro transaction model and we believe that with this alliance we will be at the forefront of this new movement. Nvinium’s success in the space makes them an ideal partner to bring our award winning games to a much broader international audience,” said Emanuel Wall, President of Strategy First.
For more information, go to www.strategyfirst.com or check out information on Space Empires and Jagged Alliance after the jump.
Monte Cristo has today announced the release of a Christmas content pack for their city-building title, Cities XL. The new pack brings season decorations and new lightnings at night, both to solo and online cities. In addition to these changes, gamers can expect to see several interface changes, decorations, and graphical changes.
You can check out the full list of fixes and additions after the jump or head to www.citiesxl.com for more information.
Even though PC gamers were enraged to find out that the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 wasn't going to have dedicated servers, Activision is trying to find a solution. Activision and Valve Software have come to an agreement to ship the latest Call of Duty title with the power of Steamworks. Steamworks will allow for auto-updating, anti-cheating, Steam Achievements and the recently introduced Steam Cloud.
"Steamworks will make it possible for us to have a closer connection to our fans, and enable us to support our community much more than ever before," said Robert Bowling, creative strategist, Infinity Ward. "Steam is the hands down leader in offering a community focused experience on PC and the inclusion of Steamworks has allowed us to deliver the most feature-rich PC version to ever come from Infinity Ward, which at the end of the day will mean the most to our fans."
The PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will launch with 50 Steam Achievements. Gamers will be able to access the game from any computer. Also beginning today, Modern Warfare 2 is available for pre-order on Steam as well. Don't forget that Modern Warfare 2 is also releasing on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 November 10th as well and is rated M for "Mature".
Highliting the launch of Windows 7 is a pretty big deal. Sega has announced that it will be showcasing a brand new trailer showing the "epic and awesome" features of Windows 7 for both gameplay and graphics of the game. The event is being held in New York City today.
Chris Kingsley, CTO of Rebellion said, “For Aliens Vs. Predator to be an integral part of the Windows 7 worldwide launch is an honour for us. The Aliens Vs. Predator brand is very close to Rebellion’s heart, and when we had the opportunity to revisit the franchise we wanted to push some very big boundaries hence teaming up with AMD and a strong focus on developing the PC version for Windows 7.”
Chris concludes, “We’ve been able to exploit areas never before attempted in 3D graphical terms. For example, the Shader Model 5.0 has provided incredible shadow and depth of field to the game, and also multi-threaded rendering has allowed enormous detail to be built into the characters and environments without incurring any frame rate issues.”
Alien Vs. Predator will be releasing in 2010 for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. We'll have the new trailer up on the site for you once it becomes available.
Available now is Dragon Age: Origin's Character Creator, allowing players to create their own characters before the game is even launched November 3rd, 2009! This is only for the PC version of the game. Players will also be able to explore and modify their character as well as create an avatar for BioWare Community Forums.
Capcom's upcoming release of Dark Void is still TBA on an official release date, but that doesn't mean new screenshots still can't appear. Unsure of what the game is about? We're here to remind you.
Dark Void is a sci-fi action-adventure game that combines an adrenaline-fuelled blend of aerial and ground-pounding combat. Set in a parallel universe called "The Void," players take on the role of Will, a pilot dropped into incredible circumstances within the mysterious Void. This unlikely hero soon finds himself swept into a desperate struggle for survival, joining forces with a rebel human group called The Survivors. Trapped in the Void, these resistance fighters are battling to hold off a mysterious alien race that plans to threaten Earth.
Dark Void will be hitting on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows PC. Check out the rest of the screenshots below.
Announced by Paradox Interactive and Nitro Games today, East India Company will be receiving a free add-on update for PC gamers. The add-on will apparently introduce a lot of new gameplay improvements making the experience of controlling a vast Navy army in the ocean waters much more fun.
“In 'Designer’s Cut', we made several improvements to the original game to make it even better," said Kim Soares, lead designer for East India Company. "Some features were chosen from the ideas presented to us by the East India Company community. This kind of feedback from the active players is invaluable, as they have spent hundreds of hours playing our game and know it inside and out."
The add-on will be available on October 27th and also starting today East India Company will be available at the low price of $ 29.99/€29.99 in retail and digital download.