Archive for February 3rd, 2011

We knew it was coming and now we have the debut trailer for Lego Pirates of the Caribbean. With the new film coming out later this summer, the game will join alongside release and give us a wacky tour throughout the previous films. Check out the new trailer above. Via Destructoid

Categories: Developer News, News, Video

DICE has finally decided to put a line under the Battlefield 1943 PC saga by officially canning the game. The title was released to favourable reception on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network back in 2009. We really enjoyed it, and believe it holds up well to a bit of light play now and then. PC owners were initially told they would be getting the game, and it was   Read More ...

Categories: Cancelled, DICE, EA, News, PC, Shop's shut

Nintendo has given yet another reason for gamers to get out for an early copy of the newest release in the Pokemon saga, Black and White. Those who purchase the games from its March 6th launch till April 10th and use the games’ mystery gift function between those dates will receive a Liberty Pass. This will allow them access on-board a special boat somewhere in the games that will take   Read More ...

Categories: News, Nintendo, Nintendo DS

EA has officially announced that they will officially be releasing a demo for Dragon Age 2 on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The demo will be released on 22nd February, with that changing to the 23rd if you’re looking for the PS3 version and live in Europe. The demo includes the game’s prologue, and you will be able to pick from three classes to play as. After you   Read More ...

Crytek has confirmed that the secret level currently appearing for gamers in the (currently) Xbox 360 exclusive Crysis 2 multiplayer demo is there by design. The new map is called Pier 17, and it was hiding inside the 1.8GB demo all this time. Crytek have been letting selected players test it out in order to try different playlists and backup systems. However, it is very rare to get into a   Read More ...

Categories: Crytek, EA, News, Xbox 360, Xbox Live

Sony has confirmed what maps are in the Killzone 3 Retro Map Pack. It contains Salamun Market and Blood Gracht. Salamun Market is a huge map designed for up to 24 people. Its back-story details the Helghast ambushing an ISA convoy on the main road and vicious fighting quickly spread to the market district. Blood Gracht is smaller and supports up to 16 players. Expect lots of Helghan plant life   Read More ...

Sony has confirmed that their game division managed to make a profit of ¥45.7 billion (£348m/$564m) in the third quarter that ended on 31st December. The company believes that the sales of PlayStation games and the cost reductions on the PlayStation 3 hardware heavily contributed to the profit. However, sales did decrease 6.4% year-on-year but Sony believes they will sell more PS3s this financial year than the previous one. They   Read More ...

Square Enix have confirmed that sales from their games were down 28% during the first nine months of the financial year over the previous year. Operating income was down 58% over the same period too. However, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 and Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days both became million sellers.

Ninja Theory’s Enslaved: Odyssey to the West are much lower than anyone expected. Namco Bandai’s new money report has shown that the game has only sold 460,000 copies worldwide. With those numbers, don’t expect a sequel. Spending was very high on this title, with Namco Bandai hiring Alex Garland and Andy Serkis to work on the title. Ninja Theory has now gone off to work on Devil May Cry with   Read More ...

THQ has announced that Homefront has been pushed back a week. The game will be released in the US on 15th March. It was previously down to be released on 8th, on the same day as Dragon Age 2. We’re not exactly sure if the game will be delayed over here (it is currently still pencilled in for 11th March), but expect it in the same week as the US   Read More ...

Categories: News, PC, PlayStation 3, THQ, Xbox 360

THQ has confirmed that Saints Row 3 will be released this Autumn. CEO Brian Farrell announced the date in an earnings call today, stating: “In the Fall, we plan to launch the latest instalment of our Saints Row franchise, which we view as a significant growth driver in fiscal 2012. “Volition is setting a new bar for this outstanding franchise and we look forward to unveiling this game in the   Read More ...

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