Bethesda Softworks and id Software have announced that their upcoming shooter, RAGE, will be made into a comic book series. The three-issue series will begin distribution on June 22nd. The RAGE comic series is being written by Arvid Nelsion (Rex Mundi), and penciled by Andrea Mutti (DMZ). The cover art is being created by Glenn Fabry (Hellblazer, Preacher). RAGE, the game, is due out on September 13th.
Checkout a larger version of the cover art, After the Break!
Nintendo has announced that they have setup several demo stations across North America. The Nintendo 3DS Demo Pod Experience will give people a chance to try out most of the handheld’s features, which includes of course the glasses-free 3D display. The demo pod will feature titles like Nintendogs and Steel Driver.
WHO: Adults, teens, tweens, parents, video game fans and consumers of all kinds
WHEN: March 11-April 3, 2011 Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
WHERE: Third Street Promenade (1300 block) 1351 Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
Nintendo’s new 3DS handheld platform officially launches on March 27th.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Netherrealm Studios have released a new trailer for their upcoming fighter, Mortal Kombat, featuring the highly-recognizable character, Raiden. The game is due out on April 19th, 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms.
505 Games brings us a new trailer for their upcoming fighting title, Supremacy MMA, which interviews the two recently-announced female fighters in the game, Michele Gutierrez and Felice Herrig. Supremacy MMA is due out this May for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms.
Konami has announced that the follow-up to the 2006 film, Silent Hill, titled Silent Hill: Revelation 3D has begin shooting as of yesterday in Ontario, Canada. The original starred Radha Mitchell as a mother on the search for her missing daughter in the titular town of Silent Hill. The sequel will focus on the events of Silent Hill 3 and focus on a teenager drawn to the town for unknown reasons.
‘For over a decade, the Silent Hill franchise has been scaring players through psychological horror and the fear of the unknown,’ said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. ‘It’s that proven blueprint for terror we know Samuel Hadida is capable of re-creating for the big screen. With him at the helm, we’re confident Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, will bring a new dimension of fear for fans both old and new.’
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is being worked on by much of the same crew as the first movie.
Electronic Arts has released a new Autolog customization video showing off the Drift Challenge portion of the game. In case you don’t know what the Autolog is, it basically tracks your progress and everything you do so you can compare your stats with other players, etc. SHIFT 2 Unleashed is due out on March 29th, 2011.
Activision and Treyarch have announced the release of their First Strike DLC pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops to the PlayStation Network. First Strike features five new multiplayer maps including a new one for the Zombies play mode. First Strike retails for $14.99.
‘The First Strike map pack significantly expands the intense experience for the millions of fans enjoying Call of Duty: Black Ops on the PlayStation®3 every day,’ said Mark Lamia, Studio Head, Treyarch. ‘Across each of First Strike’s multiplayer maps and the newest Zombie level, we have created unique experiences that will appeal to everyone playing online in the PSN Call of Duty® community around the world.’
Also released was a new Black Ops music video, which you can see below:
Rockstar Games has released a trailer for ‘The Naked City’, a GameStop pre-order bonus mission for their upcoming L.A. Noire. The Naked City sees the player investigate the apparent suicide of a fashion model, but not is all as it seems. L.A. Noire is due out on May 17th, 2011.
Perfect World Entertainment has announced that their upcoming MMO, Forsaken World, will be released two weeks ahead of schedule on March 9th. The game has been developed for the Windows PC platform and puts players in a Fantasy game space with 5 player racers available – each with multiple class options and play styles.
‘Forsaken World has been our most highly anticipated game, which is evident in the fact that this has been our largest and longest closed beta to date,’ said Clifton Chu, Product Manager for Forsaken World. ‘We would like to thank all of our beta testers in making Forsaken World the most polished and best game possible, which is one of the reasons why we are able to launch two weeks ahead of schedule.’
Also released was a new developer diary video, which you can see below.
Nvidia has posted up an article with their official benchmark scores for Crytek’s upcoming shooter, Crysis 2. The benchmark scores, of course, a range of Nvidia GPUs but does rate them based on game level of detail settings as well as scoring the optimal play setting option offered by the game.
From the Benchmark: ‘Prior to going hands-on with Crysis 2, we weren’t sure how the range of NVIDIA GPUs were going to handle Crytek’s highly ambitious game; after all, its predecessor had left countless GPUs, and their owners, in tears. Fortunately, Crytek made good on their promise to deliver a game that both looks and performs better, even with an old PC…’