NBC Universal has sent word via the UniversalPics twitter account that the upcoming prequel of John Carpenter’s The Thing, titled ‘The Thing’, will be released on October 14th, 2011. This is an updated date as according to posters seen at Universal Studios in Hollywood, the date was originally April 25th, 2011.
You can check out our iPhone 4 footage of the still-unreleased trailer for the upcoming film here (we know its bad quality and will update it when the official trailer release is made).
Capcom has released a new trailer shwoing of the MegaCopter from their upcoming platformer, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. The game continues the story set out in the original Bionic Commando Rearmed and is due out in the first quarter of 2011 on the Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network.
EA Sports has announced that it’s first offering for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS platform, Madden NFL Football, will be available in the first half of 2011 in time for the handheld’s launch. Madden NFL Football promises a variety of gameplay modes, such as 11 on 11 football as well as a Season Mode. The game will also include the ‘GameFlow’ play call system seen in its larger console brethren.
Checkout some new screenshots from Madden NFL Football, After the Break!
Capcom has announced that MotoGP 10/11 is now in development for a March of 2011 release window. The game is being developed by Monumental Games and promises to feature an all-new handling and physics engine for more realistic play as well as a greater level of customization so both experienced and new players can get off the ground racing more easily.
Checkout the first screenshots of MotoGP 10/11, After the Break!
Atari has announced that their new physics-based puzzle game, The Undergarden, is now available on both Windows PCs and the Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game retails for 800 Microsoft Points (or $9.99) and promises a world of exploration for players to immerse themselves in, free of conflict or the potential of harm.
Let’s take a moment to admire the awfulness of this week’s winner of our Worst Box Art of the Week Award (applause). This week’s winner is Remington Super Slam Hunting, which is being developed by Mastiff (Shimano Extreme Fishing, Deer Drive) in cooperation with Remington Arms. While the game is a budget title due out early next year, we can laugh at the box art now. Hunting is usually a solo sport, with many hours of tracking your quarry, running into dead ends, and other annoyances like going to the bathroom outside (perhaps that’s where the game’s subtitle, ‘Outdoor Action’) comes in to play).
Judging by this box art, however, this game looks a lot less about hunting and a lot more about stopping wave after wave of a coordinated, rabid-animal invasion. How else do you explain this mass of animals all charging the two poor hunters at once? Those guys are toast – one is armed with a long rifle and the other a shotgun. If I am going up against all those animals at once I want an M249 or a bazooka – which is, of course, the grizzly bear’s only weakness.
Two items of note in this post – first is that the new GTX-580 GPU has officially been announced today. Nvidia touts this new GPU as the fastest DX11 graphics card on the market thus far. The card is being manufactured by various hardware makers and is retailing for a pretty reasonably $499 to $599 (considering it is a brand-new GPU).
The second bit of business comes from the talented guys at EVGA, who have released the best GPU launch video that I have ever seen. Kudos to the crew over there who are responsible for this one.
Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point have released a new trailer for their upcoming Epic Mickey, showing off how theme parks such as Disneyland were integrated into the shattered world of their upcoming actioner. Epic Mickey is due out on November 30th in North America and is being developed exclusively for the Nintendo Wii platform.
Electronic Arts and Crytek have released some new screenshots from their upcoming shooter, Crysis 2. Crysis 2 is due out on March 22nd, 2011 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC platform. Unlike the first game, most of the gameplay in the sequel is set in the urban sprawl of New York City.
*Thanks to Devil-King for the tip on this submission!
Checkout the images, After the Break!
THQ Wireless and Vertigore Games have announced that their upcoming Star Wars augmented reality title, Star Wars: Falcon Gunner, will be out within the next three weeks on the Apple App Store for the iOS platform. The game uses the onboard hardware camera to set the stage for Tie Fighter blasting action.