Archive for May 2nd, 2010

Super Street Fighter IV released

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Capcom redefines the fighting game genre again as Super Street Fighter IV is now available in North America

The Follow-Up to One of 2009′s Highest-Rated Games Features 10 New Characters, New Ultra Combos, New Stages, Enhanced Online Play and Much More for $39.99

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced Super Street Fighter IV, the ultimate vision of Street Fighter, is now available in North America for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The follow up to one of Metacritic’s highest-rated games of 2009, Super Street Fighter IV features 10 new characters, new Ultra Combos, new stages, the return of Bonus Stages, and beefed-up online modes (including the free Tournament Mode DLC after launch) all for a low price of $39.99.

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus, while adding 10 characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV. The impressive new roster includes classic combatants from previous Street Fighter games including Dudley, Ibuki, Makoto, Guy, Cody, T. Hawk, Dee Jay and Adon, as well as all-new characters to the series such as the mysterious and deadly Korean fighter Juri and the over-the-top oil wrestler Hakan.

Super Street Fighter IV adds new Ultra Combos for every character and advancements to the online matchmaking and online gameplay introduced in Street Fighter IV, including new modes Team Battle, Replay Channel, and Endless Battle. This will be followed by the all-new Tournament Mode, coming as a free download in June 2010, which will determine the best players in the world as Street Fighters compete online for unique Championship Titles.

Paradox Releases New Screen Shots for Ship Simulator Extremes

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Paradox Interactive released new screen shots of the upcoming installment in the Ship Simulator series. Playing the role of ship captain, players of the highly anticipated PC game, Ship Simulator Extremes, will venture through new challenges in locations such as the Antarctic as well as the oceans surrounding the picturesque island of Bora Bora. The newly released screens capture some of the action that will be available in the game.

Set to release in Q3 2010, Ship Simulator Extremes features real life situations experienced by real captains of the sea. Experience the rush of saving people after an oil rig explosion or saving the environment with the your official Greenpeace ship. Whether you want to save the world or sail to the most famous harbors of the world, Ship Simulator Extremes boasts the most realistic action on the seas available.

Ship Simulator Extremes Features:

* Wide range of vessels to control, including hovercrafts, coast guard interceptors, mammoth tankers, tugs, cruise liners, and many others.

* Includes exciting storylines and missions all over the world.

* From the very hot to the very cold, sail to the most enchanted regions of the world. Explore the Antarctic or take in beautiful Bora Bora. Includes famous harbors and locations worldwide.

* Official Greenpeace license: sail famous Greenpeace ships and take on ecological missions based on real events.

* Realistic water & weather system. Sail a calm sea or take on the most extreme conditions ever witnessed at sea.

* Online Multiplayer mode.

The new screenshots are available from the Paradox Press FTP.

To keep up with the latest news about Ship Simulator Extremes, visit: www.paradoxplaza.com

Alpha Protocol “Stealth Weapons Pack” Available Only at Best Buy

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

In Obsidian’s Alpha Protocol, your number one weapon is choice. And, everyone knows that out on the battlefield, surrounded by enemies with death potentially lurking around every corner, even the best of the best agents are still going to need all the firepower they can get their hands on. Which is why today we’re excited to announce that when players pre-order Alpha Protocol at Best Buy they will guarantee that their copy will have the code to download the exclusive “Stealth Weapons Pack”. This pack contains the Hamilton Marksman High-Accuracy Pistol, the Samael Typhoon High Recoil Control SMG and a bonus arsenal of ammo and mines, all designed to make every agent’s mission that much more fun – and deadly for anyone that gets in their way.

The Stealth Weapons Pack is available through in-store pre-orders only at Best Buy stores.

Little Orbit to showcase Busy Scissors at E3

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

LITTLE ORBIT (www.littleorbit.com), the worldwide publisher and developer of entertainment products for the casual video game marketplace, will be showcasing their debut release, Busy Scissors, at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. The company also has plans to reveal several unannounced products.

“E3 has always been about high energy and product innovation. It’s the perfect place to unveil Busy Scissors,” said President Matthew Scott. “We’re excited to be able to contribute to this year’s exciting roster of ground-breaking releases that will be showcased at the trade show.”

Little Orbit collaborated on Busy Scissors, the world’s first and only industry-backed hairstyling and simulation video game, with Toni & Guy Academies, TIGI and Bed Head to integrate actual hairstyling practices and virtual items from their product lines into the game play. Busy Scissors is scheduled for release on Nintendo Wii tm and DS later this year.

Attendees of E3, which will take place June 15-17, 2010, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, are invited to visit Little Orbit at booth #4436 in the West Hall.

Just Cause 2 DLC packs announced

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Available this spring, the breakneck ‘Black Market Aerial Pack’ and the explosive ‘Black Market Boom Pack’ each contain three must-have Agency items for causing maximum chaos on the island of Panau.

Available from April 29th, the ‘Black Market Aerial Pack’ is the ultimate accessory for airborne agents. Taking full advantage of Just Cause 2’s vertical gameplay, the pack is the perfect partner for aerial devastation, containing:

• F-33 Dragon Fly Jet Fighter: a versatile attack aircraft, equipped with twin missiles and quad-mounted mini-guns

• Multi-lock Missile Launcher: a devastating weapon of destruction featuring laser-guided auto-lock on up to four targets

• Parachute Dual Thrusters: twin parachute-mounted jets which transform Rico’s trademark parachute into one of the most nimble and powerful attack platforms.

Following on May 25th, the ‘Black Market Boom Pack’ fills a gap in the market for the agent with little concern for collateral damage. With three experimental and highly volatile prototype weapons, the pack is the final word in wide-scale carnage, featuring:

• Quad Rocket Launcher: half shotgun, half rocket launcher, all carnage

• Cluster Bomb Launcher: the natural successor to the grenade launcher

• Air Propulsion Gun: a highly experimental jet-powered blast weapon, powerful enough to send vehicles and soldiers skywards.

Available for €1.99/$1.99 from the PlayStation®Store and Steam, and 160 MS Points from Xbox LIVE Marketplace, the Just Cause 2 ‘Black Market Aerial Pack’ and the ‘Black Market Boom Pack’ will be available from April 29th and May 26th respectively for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Games for Windows.

More information is available on the official website at www.justcause.com. Alongside the latest Just Cause 2 news and announcements, players can register their gamertag, username or PSN ID to check out their stats on the Community Leaderboards and find out how they fare against a world of players.