Tuesday, May 19, 2009

EA - My Sims Racing for the Wii has new Screenshots.

EA have released 12 new screens for My Sims Racing on the Wii

Ubisoft - New Might And Magic Game heading to the DS for Worldwide Lunch in August 2009 - Press Release

Ubisoft has announced a new product in the Might And Magic Universe called "Might And Magic Clash Of Heroes". this game is set for a worldwide release of August 2009.

In 5 Quests, players will explore and do turn based puzzles in their effort to save the world of Ashan.

The game can be played in single player or shared with a friend in a two player peer vs peer mode.

Press release

Today, Ubisoft® announced that it will launch a new title in the Might And Magic universe. Might And Magic Clash of Heroes, a puzzle RPG, was developed by Capybara Games, creators of award-winning handheld and mobile games, specifically for Nintendo DSTM for release in August 2009.

In this game, through five unique and epic quests, players will alternate exploration and turn-based puzzle battles to save the world of Ashan from demonic chaos. Might And Magic Clash of Heroes also adopts a brand new mangastyle art design that is perfectly suited to Nintendo DS. In a world populated by knights, elves, wizards, necromancers and demons, gamers can manage their own hero, customize their army and lead campaigns in the mythic Might And Magic world.

Our fans have always appreciated the depth and richness of the Might And Magic universe,” said Romain de Waubert de Genlis, senior producer at Ubisoft. “The teams at Ubisoft and Capybara were inspired to extend that universe in a unique way onto DS, creating an engaging new game experience.” Created for Might And Magic fans while also attracting new audiences, Might And Magic Clash of Heroes can be played in solo mode or shared with a friend in twoplayer peer-versus-peer mode.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has teams in 28 countries and distributes games in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2008-09 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1.058 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

© 2009 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Heroes, Might and Magic, Heroes of Might and Magic, Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.

Majesco - My Hero brand announced for DS. Insperational Ttitles putting you as Fireman/Astronaut and more.

My Hero allows the player to step into the shoes if Firemen, Astronauts, and Doctors.
My Hero Astronaut and My Hero Firemen are set for a August release whilst My Hero Doctor is set for a December release.
these $19.99 titles enable the player to undertake challenges relevant to the games profession, and to witness first-hand some of the heroic acts that they perform.

Press Release

Step into the Shoes of Real-Life Heroes Including Astronauts, Firefighters, and Doctors; First Two Titles To Launch This August

EDISON, N.J., May 19, 2009 - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced a series of aspirational Nintendo DS games under the brand name My Hero. In this new adventure simulation franchise, players experience firsthand the heroic acts of the role models they look up to--a daring astronaut, a courageous firefighter, and a life-saving doctor--by completing a variety of challenging missions relating to each profession. My Hero: Astronaut and My Hero: Firefighter are expected to launch in August, while My Hero: Doctor will release this December. Produced by Game Life, each of the My Hero brand games has a suggested retail price of only $19.99.

"Every generation has its own champions, but certain professions, by their very nature, consistently produce the real-life heroes that youth always look up to," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations for Majesco. "Majesco's new My Hero product line lets players experience what it's like to be the brave and committed role models they admire within a fun, Touch Screen adventure format."

My Hero: Astronaut

In My Hero: Astronaut, players take on the role of a new recruit in the United States of West on a quest to lead their team to victory by conquering space first before their rivals do. On an expedition to Mars, players will pilot a Space Rover, Space Shuttle, and Lunar Lander as they blast off through over 40 different missions. Activities include landing on a space station, repairing satellites, destroying meteors on a collision course with Earth, and much more. For every mission successfully completed, players also earn medals and receive special gameplay bonuses.

My Hero: Firefighter

The Nintendo DS stylus becomes a hose, axe and extendable ladder in My Hero: Firefighter. Players must drive fire engines swiftly and safely through crowded city streets and react quickly to house fires, chemical explosions, and forest fires in 13 hazardous missions. By putting out raging fires and courageously saving people and animals, players earn awards for their bravery, move up the ranks to Captain, and acquire upgraded trucks and equipment. Players also learn real fire safety tips and how to react appropriately in dangerous situations.

My Hero: Doctor

In My Hero: Doctor, players take on the role of a doctor's apprentice as they manage 10 major medical emergencies by utilizing the microphone and stylus as an all-in-one medical tool. Players will treat and cure patients by using real medical equipment to help scan for fractures, inject medication, and apply a defibrillator. By successfully maneuvering the ambulance around obstacles on their way to aiding the sick and saving lives, players unlock upgrades and earn awards as they progress in their medical career.

For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visithttp://www.majescoentertainment.com/.

About Majesco Entertainment Company

Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama and Cake Mania 2 for Nintendo DS, and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com/. @Majesco is on twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco.

Activision - Blur To Revolutionise The Racing Genre

Activison and Bizzare creations have teamed up to create Blur, a racing game that will revolutionise the Racing Genre.

There are 20 cars on track, each able to get power-ups which can blast away the competition, give speed boost and more.
The tracks will be at a variety of locations, Barcelona, Hackney (UK), L.A, and San Francisco.
The game will feature a social network, evolving dynamically as players compete and connect with other racers.
Multiplayer will have 20 online racers racing against themselves, or you can have 4 player split screen on a single console.

Press release
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 19, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Activision Publishing (Nasdaq: ATVI) is set to revolutionize the racing genre with the debut of Bizarre Creations' newest project, Blur(TM) -- the ultimate wheel-to-wheel racing action experience.

The game drops players into heart-pumping, electrified racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed, and more.

While controlling photo realistic cars, gamers can use offensive and defensive attacks as they battle for the lead and careen through real-world track locations ranging from L.A. and San Francisco to the streets of Hackney, UK and the treacherous roads of Barcelona, Spain.

"We did our homework and saw a huge opportunity to move beyond traditional racers and create a game completely focused on making racing 'fun' again," said Martyn Chudley, Creative Director, Bizarre Creations. "Blur delivers a new style of racing experience for all gamers, regardless of their experience, skill or genre preferences. Everything the player does, both in their cars and with their cars, is a dramatic adrenaline rush; it's a real blast!"

"We know that racing can be fun for everyone, and we are excited to enter this genre with a game that keeps players in the pack and combines fun with intense racing battles," said Maria Stipp, EVP and GM of Owned Properties, Activision Publishing. "Bizarre Creations is one of the most creative studios in the industry with a rich heritage of top-rated racing games and we are excited to partner with them on Blur, which is set to break the mold of traditional racing games."

Beyond the action-packed racing filled with fast curves, sneaky alternate routes, hair-raising jumps and fully realized damage models that provide for spectacular crashes, Blur's narrative is presented through Bizarre's innovative new community-based interface, reaching far beyond the game itself. This unique story-driving social network evolves dynamically as players compete in different races, make new friends, rivals and fans, and connect with other racers both in-game and in real life.

Looking beyond Blur's single player story, gamers can engage in competitive and team-based multiplayer races with up to 20 players online, or on a single console via 4-player split-screen. Bizarre is especially excited to introduce Blur's original social gaming experience - Custom Groups, where anyone can create unique multiplayer modes based on their favorite ways to play the game. These new modes are immediately shared through Blur's social network, expanding the game in ways that are only limited by the gaming community's creativity.

Blur is planned for release this fall for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, and the PC, and is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.

For more information on Blur, please visit the official game web site located at: http://www.blurthegame.com.

About Bizarre Creations

Bizarre Creations is a video game developer based in Liverpool, England. Established in 1994, the company is famed for such high profile franchises as Formula 1, Fur Fighters, Geometry Wars, The Club, and the Project Gotham Racing series. With 200+ staff working out of a custom-built development studio, the company now simultaneously develops several next-gen projects across various platforms. They can be found online atwww.bizarrecreations.com.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands and Australia. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

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EA - Robot Chicken Writers Team Up with Spore Galatic Adventures for Hysterical Downloadable Adventures at the games launch - Press release

Robot Chicken Writers are Teaming Up With Spore Galactic Adventures to provide free Downloadable Content at the games launch of June 23rd.
These adventures offer the players a variety of absurd missions with a host of interesting characters and situations.

Press Release
Maxis Teams with Adult Swim's Robot Chicken Writers to Create Hysterical Adventures for Spore Galactic Adventures Available at Launch

Guildford, UK – May 19, 2009 – What do planetary rest stops, man cannons, and banana monkey wars all have in common? They’re all elements of Adventures created by the Robot Chicken writers exclusively for Spore™ Galactic Adventures, the highly-anticipated expansion pack for the critically acclaimed videogame, Spore. Maxis™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, today announced that the Adventures created by writers from this outrageously funny, Emmy award-winning TV show will be available as free downloadable content when the game launches June 23.

The campaign was conceptualized by Robot Chicken co-creators Seth Green and Matt Senreich and executed by the writing team including Matt Beans, Doug Goldstein, Mike Fasolo, Breckin Meyer, Dan Milano, Tom Root, Kevin Shinick, Hugh Sterbakov and Zeb Wells. With such a unique cast of imaginative characters, players can expect to experience missions with exploding poo, angry yetis, ruler yielding librarians and more!

“We’re big fans of Spore, so teaming up on Spore Galactic Adventures was a natural fit and so much fun for all the guys at Robot Chicken,” said Seth Green, co-creator of Robot Chicken. Co-creator Matt Senreich continued: "We're all gaming geeks, so when the Spore guys said they had an alluring proposition for us, how could we say no? Instead of creating absurd worlds with toys, this gave us the opportunity to create literally anything we wanted as gamers. Geek moment. We think that RC fans will love the pretty random and absurd adventures we created and we can't wait to goof around with the ones the fans create."

“Gamers and Adult Swim fans alike are going to absolutely love the hilarity found in the Robot Chicken missions created for Spore Galactic Adventures,” stated Kip Katsarelis, lead producer of Spore Galactic Adventures. “Our development team had a blast working with the guys and couldn’t stop laughing the entire time we were together. Their Adventures truly reflect the extent of their wild imaginations as well as how the in-game Adventure Creator tool can create almost any type of story imaginable. Players can only guess the absurdity and fun that will ensue.”

Spore Galactic Adventures adds a tremendous amount of variety and fun to the original Spore, allowing players to beam down to planets, play Maxis-created Adventures and create their own customized Adventures. Now players can get out of their spaceship and turn their creatures into legendary space captains, battling epic monsters in intergalactic arenas and fighting intense planet-side races along the way. In each mission, players earn experience to rank up their captain, gain game-changing items and accessories such as a Plasma Pulser and Swarm Magnet. Once the captains and Adventures are created, players can share go online to share with friends around the world at www.spore.com.

About Spore
Spore, available for PC and Mac®, gives players their own personal universe in a box. Create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations, sculpt entire worlds and explore a universe filled with creations made by other gamers. Spore gives players a wealth of creative tools to customize nearly every aspect of their universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even spaceships. Spore Creatures, available on Nintendo DS™, takes players on a quest to save their species and the entire Galaxy. Meet, befriend or fight other creatures in a number of unique Touch Screen-based activities. Available in fall 2009, Spore Hero, exclusive to the Wii™ and Spore Hero Arena for the DS, catapult players into the role of a fully-customized hero creature fighting to save its planet.

To learn more about Spore, Spore Galactic Adventures, Spore Hero, Spore Hero Arena or to download a free trial of the Spore Creature Creator, please visit www.spore.com. For screenshots or press materials about Spore, please visit our press web site athttp://info.ea.com


About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS Freestyle TM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle, and POGO and Spore are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Wii and Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • Head over to Play.com at 11 and click on the Sim's banner on the games page to be one of the first to see the first trailer for the game.

  • The Mysterious Kojima Site now has a faded 5 in the background and a countdown timer which ends on May 21/22. http://tinyurl.com/oowp8n

  • Zero Point Software has released a new trailer for their game, Interstellar Marines. apparently its all realtime. http://tinyurl.com/qlzcn4

  • Japanese Sales Charts, DSi 55.382, PSP 43.009, Wii 24.397, PS3 18.483, DS 7.821, PS2 5.137, 360 5.068. http://tinyurl.com/rb9qyu

  • Wii: Bethesda is announcing a Wii game this year. there are a couple of other titles in the pipeline also. http://tinyurl.com/qmm4n7

  • UK Game charts. Wii Fit top for 7th week running. FIFA 09, X-Men Origins Wolverine, Mario Kart Wii are top 4. http://tinyurl.com/ospz72

  • DSi: GTA IV China Town Wars sells around 74k in it's second month. its roughly the same as its first month. http://tinyurl.com/o8u7el

  • QTE Blog: Activision - Guitar Hero 5 to feature Social and competitive Gameplay and Music from many art.. http://tinyurl.com/os839x

  • Wii: Capcom confirm Tatsunoko Vs Capcom is coming out in USA. it's also their mystery game 1 for E3. http://tinyurl.com/r85u4u

  • PS3: LBP "the patch" detailed. its hot spot destination where you can play all sorts of levels created by others. http://tinyurl.com/pr8m9d

  • PS3: LBP DLC Detailed, Monsters Kit and Costumes coming May 21st. stickers, sounds, material and 4 new Sackboys http://tinyurl.com/pr8m9d

  • PS3: Sony has picked up 2 indie games, with a 3rd also likely to have been snapped up, all for the PSN. http://tinyurl.com/q2zbsj

  • Amazon.co.uk is going to attempt to up its game sells by offering competitive prices and maybe tradeins. http://tinyurl.com/pvpz9s

  • 360: A look back at last years E3 promises and what happened to them. seems like they did a good job. http://tinyurl.com/oxpnyv

  • PS3: Engadget has been hit by a Cease and Desist from the Chinese firm behind the "slim" PS3. this is not normal. http://tinyurl.com/ppklev

  • PSP: Adventures To Go has been announced by Natsume. The RPG has a grid based battle system and more. http://tinyurl.com/pmuwqy

  • Dreamcast: New First Person Shooter called Hypertension is coming to Windows, Linux and DC no release date yet. http://tinyurl.com/pgm7t5