Bethesda Softworks has released some new screenshots from the upcoming Honest Hearts DLC pack for Fallout New Vegas. Honest Hearts takes players deep into the Mojave as well as Utah’s Zion National Park where they get caught up in a battle between missionaries and someone called the “Burned Man”. Honest Hearts is due out on May 17th, 2011 for the Xbox 360 and Windows PC platforms.
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Rockstar Games has released the official launch trailer for their upcoming crime-thriller, L.A. Noire. Due out May 17th, L.A. Noire puts players into the shoes of a cop on the trail of a serial killer in Los Angeles.
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For those of you interested in Hector: Badge of Carnage, but don’t want to play it on the Windows PC platform, Telltale Games has announced that the game will be hitting the iPad platform this Thursday for a price of $6.99. If you missed it, you can read our full review of the game for the Windows PC platform. Telltale also annoucned that episode 2 and 3 of the series will be released later this Fall on the Windows PC, Mac, and iPad platforms.
Square Enix and IO Interactive have unveiled the teaser trailer for the next in the Hitman series of video games, Hitman Absolution, which once again puts players in control of the elusive and highly-skilled Agent 47 as he is put into a dark conspiracy where he is the one being hunted.
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“For the first time we are taking Agent 47 on a personal journey which allows us to explore other parts of the Hitman® fantasy,” said Tore Blystad, game director, IO Interactive. “This is both a familiar and yet significantly different experience from other Hitman games; something our silent assassins will relish, as will all those new to the Hitman world.”
EA DICE has released the first image (actually, one in-game image and a cool wallpaper) from their upcoming Battlefield 3 DLC pack, Back to Karkand. Karkand is available as a pre-order incentive if you order the Limited Edition of the game, which is due out in the 4th quarter of this year. The DLC pack will also be available after the game’s release for everyone, albeit at an as-of-yet unknown cost.
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Electronic Arts just sent out official invitations for their upcoming E3 2011 press conference, which is set to take place on Monday, June 6th at 12:30 pm. We will be there to bring all the news from the conference to you as part of our continuing coverage of the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo – stay-tuned!
2K Sports has released a new gameplay trailer for their tennis epic, Top Spin 4, which is out now on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii platforms. The trailer goes over some various playstyles of the serve and volley and how to counter them.[stream provider=youtube flv=http%3A//www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DBdT-qfuGvT0 img=x:/img.youtube.com/vi/BdT-qfuGvT0/0.jpg embed=false share=false width=640 height=360 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=high autostart=false /]
Paradox Interactive has announced their official games lineup for the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, which is set to run from June 7th through 9th. They are showing a large category of titles, from and RTS game to an RPG to even a Tower Defense game.
King Arthur II (PC, Role-playing Wargame)
This fantasy/role-playing RTS returns in a sequel long after young Arthur pulled the enchanted sword out of the stone, gathered the Knights of the Round Table and secured peace in Camelot aided with the might of the Holy Grail. Where legends normally end, King Arthur II begins on its own gruesome tale…
King Arthur II is scheduled for released in Q3, 2011
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter (PC: 4X Strategy)
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is the next full game in the hit 4X-styled Sword of the Stars franchise. The continuing storyline will reveal dark secrets of the ancient force responsible for tampering with the races in the original Sword of the Stars.
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is scheduled for released in Q3, 2011
Crusader Kings II (PC, Strategy, RPG)
Europe is in turmoil. The lands are fragmented into fiefs, the emperor struggles with the Pope, and the Holy Father declares that all those who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of their sins. Now is the time for greatness. Increase your lands and fill your coffers. Appoint vassals, battle traitors and introduce laws while interacting with hundreds of nobles to create the most powerful realm in medieval Europe.
Crusader Kings II will be available Q1, 2012
Defenders of Ardania (PC, console, iPad: Tower defense, Fantasy)
Defenders of Ardania is a next-generation tower defense game with a twist. Besides the addictive core mechanics of placing towers to stop advancing enemy units, Defenders of Ardania also allows players to take on the role of the attackers seeking to conquer the enemy base.
Defenders of Ardania is scheduled for release Q3, 2011
Magicka (PC, Action/Adventure)
Magicka is a satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil. In Magicka, up to four players take on a grand adventure to save their world from certain doom using a fully dynamic spell system.
Backflip Studios and MGM Studios have announced that they are working on a new tower defense title for the iOS platform based on the Army of Darkness IP. Army of Darkness: Defense will be out on Thursday, May 12th for $0.99 on the iPhone and $2.99 on the iPad. The game puts players in the role of former S-Mart employee, Ash, as he defends the Necronomicon from the armies of the dead.
“If given the choice of which film would make the best castle defense game, you would be hard pressed to find a better fit than Army of Darkness, and I’m thrilled to be working with the fine folks at MGM to get Army of Darkness: Defense launched,” said Julian Farrior, chief executive officer and founder of Backflip Studios. “We are all massive Army of Darkness fans and it’s been unbelievably awesome to have access to some of the greatest dialogue and characters in film history. We’ve created a truly compelling mobile defense app with this terrific and rich IP that already has an enormous following. This will be a blast to play for both the hardcore AoD fanboys and the newbies alike.”
Flight Simulator X fans, take note, Wilco Publishing has released their latest add-on pack for the still-going-strong flight sim: Harrier Jump Jet. Harrier Jump Jet simulates the amazing VSTOL aircraft, while also bringing new game mechanics to simulate the aircrafts unique vent system.
· Fully detailed exteriors depicting the famous GR3 (RAF) and FRS1 (RN) from the Falklands War period.
· Fully functional Head Up Display with target designation box.
· Advanced radar showing AI traffic and other player aircrafts.
· Unique flight model to allow highly realistic simulation of the vertical takeoff and landing VTOL characteristics of the Harrier.
· New programming technology replicating the exact auto nozzle/flap settings. No other simulation technique can replicate this as accurately!
· Cannon gun effect, firable from the cockpit.