Bohemia Interactive has announced the sequel to the popular wargame, Arma 2. Arma 3 is due out exclusively on Windows PCs in the Summer of 2012 and will feature an all-new version of the Real Virtuality game engine. The game takes place during a fictional war between NATO and the Eastern Block nations in the European theater. Bohemia Interactive is showing a few titles at E3 this year, and I just got confirmation that this was one of their secret showings for the expo. We will be bringing you a full preview of the game from E3 as soon as we meet with them in a few weeks.
Bohemia Interactive´s CEO, Marek Spanel, explains: ”We’re happy to bring the next generation of the Real Virtuality engine to life. The increased potential of the engine should allow Arma 3 to become our best-looking, most detailed and innovative military simulation game to date.”
Just got word from Relativity Media, Archaia Entertainment, and Fandango that they are hosting a contest in honor of the upcoming flick, Immortals, which will send two lucky winners to the San Diego Comic-Con in July. Immortals is an upcoming flick chronicling the journey of Theseus as he battles the forces of Hyperion. The film is due out on November 11th, 2011.
Do you have what it takes to be a Greek God or Goddess? If so, then Relativity Media – the studio behind the visually spectacular 3D action adventure Immortals – wants you to sign up right away! Exclusively offered via Facebook today, the Relativity-Archaia Immortals promotion sponsored by Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, will crown the winners on July 1 with a king’s ransom-worth of prizes, including a grand prize where contest winners will be immortalized as graphic novel characters with the “reveal” taking place at the Archaia panel during Comic-Con in a special photo-op ceremony. Winners will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Diego to attend the 2011 Comic-Con International. The package includes airfare, hotel accommodations, and exclusive access to special Immortals events throughout the convention.
LINK: Immortals Facebook Page
Electronic Arts has released a brand-new trailer for their soon-to-be released The Sims 3 expansion: Generations. The Sims 3 Generations is available on June 3rd and will give Sims of all ages new activities to do and ways to interact, from the baby Sim to the grandparent Sim.
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We just received a humorously written email from Doug Lombardi, VP of Valve Marketing, informing us that Valve is not showing any titles at this year’s E3, which is set to run in just a few week’s time.
Lots of folks have mailed asking about appointment times, etc., with Valve.
Well, we are not showing any titles at this year’s show. So no appointment is needed.
Personally, we were hoping to see Half-Life 3 or Episode 3 revealed at the show. Guess we will have to wait a bit longer but we will let you know should things change!
Over at the official Battlefield Blog, Lead Designer Niklas Fegraeus has posted up a second entry detailing their Battlefield 3 ‘Back to Karkand’ content pack which will be given free to customers who pre-order the game’s limited edition.
From the Blog Post:
One thing on our fans’ minds is why we are working with additional content for Battlefield 3 already?
— Well, with Battlefield: Bad Company 2, we did a lot of experimenting with DLC, and I think that we learnt a lot along the way. The goal is that any content for Battlefield 3 will be of the same quality as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam. That means we have to start work early alongside the base game.
Battlefield 3 is due out on
Microsoft Games Studios and EPIC Games have announced that their upcoming shooter, Gears of War 3, has already topped one million pre-orders worldwide, making it the fastest-selling pre-order title in the Xbox 360’s history. Gears of War 3 is due out on September 20th for the Xbox 360 platform.
“An overwhelming success – we can’t thank the fans enough,” said Epic Games Design Director Cliff Bleszinski. “While the beta was a fun way to give players an early taste of our game, it also provided us with invaluable feedback to help us refine and polish ‘Gears of War 3’ to ensure it’s truly the culmination of the trilogy we promised to the fans.”
Over the course of four weeks, fans played more than 11 million multiplayer matches, earning ribbons and medals, unlocking weapon skins and finishing off enemies with countless new execution moves, among other incredible feats:
· 1.29 million people participated in the beta
· 145 different countries participated in the beta
· 249 years worth of matches played
· More than 11 million matches completed
· More than 927 million kills recorded
· More than 131 million executions performed
· More than 23 million deaths by chainsaw
· Nearly 23 BILLION bullets fired
· 460 million ribbons and 294 million medals earned
· 435 thousand people earned the beta exclusive Thrashball Cole skin to use in the retail game when it launches in September
· 234 thousand people earned the beta exclusive Gold Retro Lancer to use in the retail game when it launches in September
One has to wonder if Finnish developer Rovio knew what a success their popular game, Angry Birds, would become. Now available for multiple platforms, including the Android OS and even on computer systems, the developer announced today that the game series has been downloaded more than 200 million times.
“We have seen more growth and engagement with Angry Birds games and merchandise across all markets,” said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “The growing numbers of fans give us more incentive to keep creating more fresh, fun and engaging Angry Birds experiences and making them available to everyone.”
Last week, the game even launched on the Chrome Web Store.
Meridian4 has announced Wasteland Angel, a retro-styled car shoot ’em up set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The game is scheduled to release this Summer for the Windows PC platform.
“Classic shooter gameplay personified, Wasteland Angel puts a fun twist on the top-down action that had us pumping an endless stream of quarters into our favorite coin-ops back in the arcade days,” said Steve Milburn, Marketing Director of Meridian4. “This summer, everyone can relive or experience for the first time the gameplay elements that gave birth to a whole generation of gamers.”
Focus Home Interactive has released the Windows PC demo for its recently-released RPG, Faery: Legends of Avalon, which allows players to get a taste of what it is like to be one of the small flying creatures. The demo allows players to explore the island in order to complete the first main and side quests of the game. The full release of the title features 10 to 15 hours of gameplay and retails for $14.99
LINK: Demo Download
From the marketing geniuses over at Square Enix and Eidos Montreal come this awesome ‘testimonial’ trailer for Sarif Industries, one of the augmentation corporations featured in their upcoming action-RPG, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is due out on August 23rd, 2011.
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