EA Sports has released a plethora of new screenshots from the Dynasty mode of their upcoming football title, NCAA Football 12, which is due out on July 12th, 2011.
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Atari has announced that its upcoming Dungeons and Dragons downloadable title, D&D Daggerdale, will be released on the Xbox LIVE Arcade and Windows PC platforms come May 25th. The PlayStation Network will get the game some days later on May 31st. Daggerdale features both single and multi-player adventures using the new D&D ruleset.
About the GameDungeons & Dragons Daggerdale centers on the desperate struggle to defeat the evil Rezlus and his Zhentarim in their attempt to invade and conquer the Dalelands. Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale is an engaging multi-player experience that introduces a riveting narrative and treacherous new characters. Players are charged with the task of restoring order to Nentir Vale by unlocking the secrets of the Mines of Tethyamar, defeating the evil within the treacherous Tower of the Void, leading to the final confrontation with Rezlus himself.
The US Army has released the third chapter of their America’s Army graphic novel series. The novel series details the role of the US Army in a conflict between two fictional nations, one democratic and, the other, communist. The graphic novel is available both as a motion comic complete with voice overs and animations as well as a more traditional version – both of which are available for viewing at the America’s Army website.
America’s Army 3 was launched in 2009 and remains a popular online shooter utilizing realistic unit tactics and equipment. The game is free-to-play and available on the Windows PC platform.
Bethesda Softworks and inXile Entertainment have announced that their upcoming third-person actioner, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, will have a full orchestral score by veteran composer Kevin Riepl. Riepl has worked on several AAA titles in the past, including Gears of War and Gears of War 2. Additionally, he is scoring the upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines from SEGA and Gearbox Software.
“Kevin Riepl was a blast to work with during the production of Hunted. He is totally committed to delivering music that fits the scenes perfectly,” said Chris Keenan, Design Director, inXile Entertainment. “His early compositions even helped to inspire our internal team with some of the level design. The dark and haunting style of Kevin’s music made our world that much more intense.”
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is due out on May 31st, 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new trailer for their upcoming horror-shooter, FEAR 3. The game is due out on June 21st for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC platforms.
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Electronic Arts and Spicy Horse have released a very interesting interactive story for the iOS and Android platforms. Alice: Madness Returns is an interactive story app which attempts to bridge the gap between American McGee’s Alice and the upcoming third-person actioner, Alice: Madness Returns. It is available on both Apple and Android App Stores for the low price of FREE and features crisp artwork as well as a $10 dollar coupon towards the purchase of the full retail game, which is set to launch on June 14th, 2011.
SCEA has announced the official release date for their upcoming Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. The game will be touching down exclusively on the PlayStation 3 platform come October 18th, 2011. Furthermore, they also released the game’s official box art, which you can see above, and revealed the pre-order incentives for the title.
Customers who pre-purchase the game will get the following bonuses (NOTE: They are retailer-dependent):
- Mr. Zurkon (GameStop): Asmall, hovering synthenoid, Mr. Zurkon aids your team in battle by attacking enemies with his mounted laser while insulting and taunting them with his comedy-insult logic processor.
- T-Rex Morph Mod (Amazon): Turning enemies into farmyard animals not your style? Want a more prehistoric take on the Morph-O-Ray? Use this T-Rex Morph Weapon Mod to transform your enemies from dangerous threats into a baby dinosaur.
- Pyro Blaster Unlock (Best Buy): Fry your enemies up with this Kerchu-engineered flamethrower that offers your enemies two choices: regular or extra crispy!
- Sheepinator Mod (Wal-Mart): The classic version of everyone’s favorite Ratchet & Clank weapon is back! Unlock the Sheepinator Morph Weapon Mod to transform even the fiercest aliens in the galaxy into harmless sheep.
Battlefront has announced the release of their long-awaited next edition in the Combat Mission series, Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy. CM: BfN features a tactical re-creation of the battles which took place in Western France during World War II. The game has the tried-and-true Combat Mission turn-based (WeGo) gameplay as well as a real-time strategy mode and is available on both Windows and Mac PCs.
Talented indie developer Zombie Cow Studios, developer of the acclaimed Ben There, Dan That adventure game has closed its doors. Don’t cry as they are not disbanding to the winds but, instead, becoming Size Five Games! They have renamed their studio as they apparently just did not like the name. They are currently working on a new, as-yet unannounced title which they will hopefully be able to reveal soon!
“I’ve always hated the name Zombie Cow,” admitted Dan Marshall, formerly of Zombie Cow Studios, now head honcho at Size Five Games. “You only get one life, and there’s no point going through it unhappy with something if it’s well within your capability to change it. So I’m changing it.”
“That said, this is probably pretty reckless. Zombie Cow was just starting to get a bit of a name for itself. I think it’s fair to say we’re one of the better-known UK developers, so this could be a disaster. Hopefully we’re not going back to Square One. Rest assured that Size Five Games is exactly the same, just with a different name and a trendier website.”
Bethesda Softworks has released a brand-new trailer for their upcoming Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. In the trailer, the dev team at inXile Entertainment talk about what went in to the game’s sound design and overall audio experience. Hunted is due out on May 31st for the Windows PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 platforms.
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