Friday, July 9, 2010

505 Games Announce They Are Publsihing Deep Black, Releasing It Q1 2011 On The Xbox 360 And Playstation 3

505 Games have announced that they are publishing Biart Studio LLC's Deep Black. The game is currently set to come out in Q1 2011 on both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Deep Black is set under water and combines action gameplay with an immersive story line of Espionage, Bio-Terror, and Science Fiction.

505 Games reveal that most of the game takes place under water, meaning gamers will have to learn new skills as they fight enemies and infiltrate bases whilst using weapons and items designed to be used underwater. As the game is set under water, Biart Studio have added realistic water physics to the game.

The Screenshots 505 Games have released show shooting under water. they also show that the main character has a suit, not too dissimilar to Isaac Clark's in Dead Space, with small jets to help the character manoeuvre. the enemies in the screenshots are robots, of different sizes, and the fighting is taking place in both a corridor style room and what appears to be a large warehouse.


Press Release

Agoura Hills, CA – July 8, 2010 – 505 Games today announced a global agreement with Russian developer Biart Studio LLC, to publish Deep Black on the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system platforms.

Set to release in Q1 2011, the unique underwater setting of Deep Blackcombines action-packed battles with an immersive story line that blends science-fiction, espionage and bio-terror. Realistic underwater physics add intensity to this third-person action thriller.

With the majority of the gameplay taking place below the water’s surface, action-adventure fans will need to master new skills to fight hostile enemies and infiltrate enemy bases. Players will take to the murky depths armed with equipment ranging from specialized underwater jet packs with integrated harpoons, mini submersibles and other high-tech equipment to battle their submerged enemies.

About 505 Games
Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. The U.S. operations launched in May, 2008 to bring quality interactive entertainment to North America on all game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360TM, Sony PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, PSP, Nintendo WiiTM and DS, as well as PC, online, and mobile. The company’s management team hails from the leaders in global entertainment including major motion picture studios, videogame publishers and leading game development studios. With the company’s deep experience and proven success in interactive entertainment worldwide, 505 Games is looking to drive the industry forward with innovative game experiences that integrate next generation game play, immersive stories and integrated brands that can take the business to a new level. The company offers a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages.

About Biart Studio LLC
Biart Studio was founded in 2007 and is now one of the leading computer and videogames developers in Russia. Today Biart Studio has two main priorities: development of high technology video and edutainment games in cooperation with the Russian government. Biart Studio has developed its own multi-platform engine for PC, Microsoft Xbox 360®, Sony Playstation® 3, Sony Playstation® Portable. This engine is optimized for underwater worlds, FPS and TPS projects. Located in Russia’s Silicon Valley, the main office of Biart Studio is located in Moscow. For more information on Biart Studio please visit

EA Have Revealed The Boxart For Dragon Age 2

EA have revealed the Boxart for Dragon Age 2. the boxart shows the main character, Hawke, whilst behind him are the white silhouettes of many characters.


Sega Have Released New Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Screenshots

Sega have released new screenshots for Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 1. These screenshots are in-game and from the first level in the game, Splash Hill Zone. The screenshots show many familiar elements of Sonic The Hedgehog gameplay.


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  • The latest GameInformer cover announces Dragon Age 2. it has a new hero, set in a new location in current world
  • PC: The Australian Classification board have re-rated Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar say its back catalogue stuff
  • PS3: Sony have said the PS3 is future proof in terms of 3D.
  • PS3: Sony's Kazuo Hirai says that they will make moves into the casual market but not at the expense of the hardcore
  • Sony's Shuhei Yoshida says he was “sad” when he heard Insomniac when multiplatform, Insomniac were open about he move
  • QTE Blog: Rooster Teeth Have Made A Special Red vs Blue Celebrating Halo And Halo Reach
  • Level 5 confirm they are brining more games out to the west including Inazuma Eleven and Ni no Kuni: The Another World
  • its reported that Atari is going to shut down Test Drive Unlimited 1 servers next year.
  • QTE Blog: 505 Games Have Released A Trailer For Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore The Video Game
  • a 1/1 scale model of a Gundam has finally been erected near Shizuoka. it'll be standing until March 2011
  • PC: the Closed Final Fantasy XIV Beta starts this weekend, Emails have been sent out to those who got in.
  • QTE Blog: EA Reveal Dead Space Ignition, A Downloadable Prequel To Dead Space 2
  • PC: Microsoft is working on a new Ground Breaking Strategy game called "Project S", speculation is its Spartan
  • Sony predict Microsoft and Nintendo will launch new consoles before they do, Sony not worried due to PS3 lifespan
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Reveal The Boxart For Dead Rising 2
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Associate Producer, Jean-Francois Boivin, says Co-Op won't work due to games complexity
  • DSi: Nintendo is reporting that UK DSi Sales have increased 40% week on week since the June price cut
  • QTE Blog: Nintendo Announce Metroid: Other M Is Coming Out In The UK And EU On 3rd September
  • PS3: eastasiasoft announce Söldner X-2: Final Prototype, The Last Chapter DLC is coming to the PSN late 2010
  • PS3: its rumoured that a 3rd PS3 3D update is coming that'll add support for 3D Pictures
  • QTE Blog: Sega Announce Vanquish Is Coming Out In Europe On 22nd October
  • PS3: Ubisoft announce Racquet Sports for Playstation Move, it has tennis, ping-pong, badminton, squash and beach tennis
  • PS3: Sony Confirm 3D Photo firmware update is coming Play TV will get 3D Firmware, 3D youtube support
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce The PC Version Of FIFA 11 Runs On The Same Game Engine As The PS3 And 360 Versions
  • iPod: its strongly rumoured a iPod Touch refresh is coming, it will have a front facing camera, 5MP Camera + more
  • PS3: Guerrilla Games reveal they have got an additional 30-40% of performance out of their engine
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce Dragon Age 2 Is Currently In Development For The Playstation 3, Xbox 360, And PC
  • Telltale have a survey on their site asking fans what important bits from Back to The Future they want in the game