Archive for September, 2011

From Dust PSN release date revealed

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Today, Ubisoft announced that From Dust, a modern God game from visionary creator Eric Chahi, will be available to download in the US on PlayStation Network September 27, 2011.

From Dust – winner of “Best Strategy Game” from the Game Critic’s Awards: Best of E3 – allows players to control the destiny of a primitive tribe against the backdrop of a world in constant evolution. From Dust enables players to interact in one of the most advanced real-time nature simulations, where everything evolves dynamically, offering a constantly renewed experience.

For more information on From Dust, please visit: http://from-dust.ubi.com/from-dust/en-US/home/

Crytek and EA bringing Crysis to Xbox Live and PSN

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Electronic Arts and award-winning developer, Crytek GmbH, announced today that the critically-acclaimed Crysis franchise will debut a new experience on Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. In October 2011, shooter fans will be able to download a modified and enhanced version of the award-winning single-player campaign from the original Crysis, remastered for console players using Crytek’s state-of-the-art CryENGINE 3 with all new lighting, effects and other visual optimizations. For just $19.99 SRP or 1600 Microsoft Points, gamers will download the most robust and exciting Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network game to date.

In 2007 and again in 2011, critics around the world hailed Crysis and Crysis 2 as titles that ushered in the next-generation of gaming with jaw-dropping visuals, industry leading technology and groundbreaking sandbox gameplay, featuring the super-powerful Nanosuit. Today, the original, award-winning 2007 single-player campaign has been remastered for Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network with optimized Nanosuit controls, fine-tuned combat and full stereoscopic 3D support.

“We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality – and still is for many gamers even four years later,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.”

In Crysis, gamers will travel to 2019 where a team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. Now with hope rapidly fading, the US and North Koreans must join forces to battle the alien menace, fighting epic battles through stunning, photorealistic tropical jungles and frozen landscapes.

For more information on Crysis, please visit http://crysis.ea.com or http://mycrysis.com and follow the game on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/crysis or “Like” Crysis on Facebook at http://facebook.com/crysis.

Camping Mama releases Sept 13

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Launching September 13 for the Nintendo DS, Camping Mama sets players off on an island camping adventure with Mama, Papa and their two children…navigate the wilderness, live off the land and master your survival skills to thrive in the great outdoors! Features of Camping Mama include:

• Based on the best-selling Cooking Mama franchise that has sold more than 8 and a half million units in North America alone, Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures allows players to explore the camp site and island as they play a mix of stylus-based cooking, crafting, treasure hunting, and action mini-games in the signature Mama format.
• Play through 38 levels with 100 brand new mini games as Mama’s son or daughter with either Mama or Papa on hand to provide guidance.
• Participate in activities including rock climbing, swinging on jungle vines, spelunking, rowing a boat, tree climbing, and more.
• Use items in mini-games to survive in the woods – craft a fishing pole to fish, sharpen knives and axes with stones you’ve collected, make a fire to cook shellfish you’ve caught, cook the eggs collected from captured chickens to eat, set up your camping tent to sleep in, construct a net to catch butterflies, and much more!
• Experience nature in a variety of settings, such as the Forest, Mountains, and Seas in day, night, snow, and more!
• Find treasure that you can use in further adventures, or even to decorate your camp.
• Collect insects, fish, treasure, and more, and then survey your collection in your scrap book. Aim to find everything!
• Perfect mini games you’ve unlocked in Challenge Mode.

Atari’s Greatest Hits for iOS Released

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Atari, one of the world’s most recognized publishers and producers of interactive entertainment, today announced Atari’s Greatest Hits for the iOS has dropped in price from $14.99 to $9.99. Players can purchase 25 additional packs available for download at $0.99 or all 100 games for the new discounted price of $9.99.

With over 3 Million downloads in the iTunes App Store already, even more iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can download the App to relive the Golden Age of Gaming with a collection of the most popular retro games from the 70s and 80s. This extensive catalog plays homage to each of the originals, with controls designed to mimic what Atari fans remember from 30 years ago. With 100 games to choose from ranging from sports games to brain stimulating games to adventure games, there is something for everyone.