Bethesda Softworks and inXile Entertainment have released the official launch trailer for their upcoming third-person actioner, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. Due outon May 31st, Hunted puts players in command of two very different types of warriors – each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Players must battle all manner of monsters and creatures as they search for a mysterious artifact.
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Video Games Live has announced that it will be celebrating its 200th performance during the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on June 8th at the LA Live event center. The performance will feature several surprise performances and guests.
“Our historic groundbreaking first show ever was at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles back in 2005 so it’s pretty cool that this milestone is taking place in the same city where it all started,” said Video Games Live creator, host and executive producer Tommy Tallarico. “Having so many talented game composers coming out to support us and to be a part of this special show not only means a lot to me, but to the fans as well. It’s going to be an incredible night to remember.”
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Streaming video game service OnLive has announced the release of a special, exclusive demo of THQ’s upcoming third-person actioner, Red Faction Armageddon. The retail game is due out on June 7th for the Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 platforms although it will also be released on the OnLive service. The game takes place fifty years after the events of Red Faction: Guerrilla and deals with colonists encountering a hostile species beneath the planet’s surface.
“Today marks a milestone for the videogame industry,” said Steve Perlman, OnLive Founder and CEO, “Not only is this the first time a major game pre-release PC demo is available exclusively from OnLive, but it’s the first time a game platform is encouraging gamers to buy a game on their preferred platform, whether or not that is OnLive. It shows the ubiquity of OnLive’s patented technology, both as a frictionless way to check out games for all platforms, and as a game platform itself.”
LINK: OnLive Red Faction Armageddon Demo
Hothead Games has released a great teaser for an upcoming game titled only “The Baconing”. Apparently, they were going to go with another name, but the domain was already registered so they went with that one, lol. The game is slated for release this Summer on the Mac, PC, and several other formats. Additional details are sketchy at best but more info is sure to follow!
“With an epic name such as ‘The Baconing’ we didn’t want to detract from one of the most memorable video game names in history, so we created a trailer that shows only the title logo. This trailer explains half of the story about how we arrived at this name, the other half of this story is down to one of our loyal fans.”
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Along with the released E3 teaser trailer earlier today, Ubisoft has released a press statement containing some brand-new details about their upcoming Assassin’s Creed Revelations, including some pre-order info! Due out this November, AC Revelations will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC platforms and is available now for pre-purchase. Gamestop pre-order customers will receive a special edition Penny Arcade poster while supplies last.
And now… For the press statement game bulletpoints!
• Hone the deadly art of assassination – As Ezio Auditore, wield the lethal skills of a wiser, more efficient assassin. Armed with a new arsenal of weapons and abilities including the hookblade, bomb crafting and a heightened Eagle Sense, you can kill with death-dealing proficiency.
• Herald the return of a legend – Assassin’s Creed Revelations features the return of Altaïr as a playable character, the hero of the original Assassin’s Creed.
• Journey to the Constantinople –Explore picturesque settings, from Masyaf, the mountain stronghold of the Assassins during the Third Crusade to the vibrant and exotic Constantinople, the jewel of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th Century. Navigate crowded streets and vistas, through a cauldron of cultures as Constantinople comes to life.
• Meet new players to the Assassins Creed lore –Encounter memorable personalities, including fellow master assassin Yusuf Tazim, Prince Suleiman, destined to become one of the greatest monarchs in history, and Sofia Sorto, a simple woman who vies for Ezio’s heart.
• Test your skills as an assassin against your friends – the acclaimed online multiplayer experience returns, refined and expanded with more modes, more enthralling maps and new characters
Ubisoft has released the official E3 2011 teaser trailer for the recently-announced Assassin’s Creed Revelations. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is set to run from June 7th through 9th, but prepare for a ton of info on this one at their press briefing, which we will be bring you all the latest news from when it takes place on June 6th at 2:30 pm.
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SEGA and The Creative Assembly have announced the first DLC pack for their strategy epic, Total War: Shogun 2, which will feature the Ikko Ikki clan and the Buddhist faction, is out now on Steam for the Windows PC platform. This new DLC pack will feature a brand new agent type, the Ikko Ikki monk, to the campaign map in addition to adding eight unit variants for the Ikko Ikki and the unique Warrior Nun unit for other factions.
Akella has released five new screenshots from their upcoming tactical fantasy title, Disciples 3: Resurrection. Resurrection will feature a new addition to the game’s turn-based combat system: Initiative! A staple to most pen&paper RPG’ers, Initiative will determine exactly what unit moves in what order based on several morale and initiative-boosting detractors and multipliers.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released a new multiplayer trailer for their upcoming horror-shooter, FEAR 3, called ‘Contractions’. FEAR 3 is due out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC platform this June.
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That's a ton of tracer rounds.
Over at the official Battlefield Blog, they are showing off two more areas of the zero-day DLC pack for Battlefield 3, Back to Karkand. Battlefield 3 is due out this Fall on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC platforms. The game is currently available for pre-order in both standard and limited editions. The limited edition of the game will come with Back to Karkand, free of charge.
New Concept Art: