Monday, December 6, 2010

Square Enix Announce Tomb Raider: Lara Croft Reborn

Square Enix have announced Tomb Raider: Lara Croft Reborn, a new Tomb Raider game currently in development at Crystal Dynamics. Tomb Raider: Lara Croft Reborn is a origin story set before other Tomb Raider games. they call it "...a character defining journey like no other." The Tomb Raider website lists the game as coming to Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Full Picture Reveal At GameInformer

Press Release

Here begins the first adventure for a young and inexperienced Lara Croft in a story which charts the journey of an ordinary woman who finds out just how far she must go in order to stay alive.

"Forget everything you knew about TOMB RAIDER," said Darrell Gallagher, Head of Studio, Crystal Dynamics. "This is an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other."

TOMB RAIDER makes its worldwide debut in the January issue of Game Informer® magazine. The cover story features 10 pages of exclusive content and is available beginning today for subscribers and on newsstandsDecember 11. Follow Game Informer on Twitter @GameInformer.

Follow TOMB RAIDER on Twitter @TombRaider. For more information on TOMB RAIDER please visit

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 54 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

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TOMB RAIDER ©2010 SQUARE ENIX LTD. EIDOS, IO INTERACTIVE, CRYSTAL DYNAMICS and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Ltd. DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft.

Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Shogun 2: Total War

Sega have released a new trailer for Shogun 2: Total War. this trailer is all about the games music and has the games composer, Jeff Van Dyck, talking about the process behind recording the soundtrack. the soundtrack features TaikOZ and the video also shows the process of them recording songs in the studio, 1 set of drums at a time.

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed the games coming out today in the USA on the WiiWare, Virtual Console, and DSiWare stores. there are 8 games coming out in total as well as 1 new WiiWare demo.

Virtual Console

Wolf of the Battlefield: COMMANDO
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 800 Wii Points. This is the arcade version of the game. you play as Super Joe and you have to shoot your way through enemies .

This is a 1-2 player game that costs 800 Wii Points. this is the arcade version of the game that game out in 1984.


This is a 1 player only game that costs 1,200 Wii Points. you play as a pool of water having to overcome obstacles to try and save Aquaticus from evil ink.

Racers' Islands - Crazy Arenas
This is a 1-4 player game that costs 600 Wii Points. whilst racing, players have to drive with arm whilst aiming with the other.

This is an application that turns your TV into a virtual Fireplace.

WiiWare Demos



Dairojo! Samurai Defenders
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 800 DSi Points. this is a tower defence game where you have to defend 6 castles, from across Japan, from Ninjas. the game also come with 4 gameplay modes.

Space Ace
This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 DSi Points. this is a fmv game were you play as the heroic space ace trying to stop the evil Commander Borf from taking over the earth.

Rytmik Rock Edition
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. Rytmik Rock Edition is an application for creating rhythmic and melodic themes and composing full songs.

Press Release

Making its debut on the WiiWare™ service this week, Fluidity invites players to embark on an exciting hydro action adventure by controlling water in various forms. Players can test the waters before diving in by downloading a demo version of the game for zero Wii Points™. Meanwhile, a pair of arcade classics from Capcom - Wolf of the Battlefield: COMMANDO andSONSON™ - are now available via the Virtual Console™ service, letting fans enjoy old-school battle action on the Wii™ system. And if those battles aren't enough for you, check outDairojo! Samurai Defenders for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service.


Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Comic Mischief
Price: 1,200 Wii Points; demo version available for 0 Wii Points
Description: A magical illustrated encyclopedia called Aquaticus has been tainted by a vial of evil ink called the Influence. As a pool of water that can take on alternate forms of ice and steam, you must overcome obstacles scattered across the pages of Aquaticus and save it from the corruptive Influence. Tilt and twist your Wii Remote™ controller to use the various forms and properties of water on your free-flowing journey through Aquaticus, where every page has multiple panels and illustrations that come to life. Tackle problems and defeat enemies to reveal magical Rainbow Drops, each of which will restore some of Aquaticus' power and allow it to open more chapters and grant you new powers. These additional powers, such as sticking to objects as a block of ice or shooting bolts of lightning as a steam cloud, will be essential to destroying the Influence and its minions. Along the way, you can also test your ingenuity and reflexes by finding hidden puzzle pieces. These pieces unlock playrooms that give you the opportunity to use the skills you've learned and race against the clock to complete as many challenges as possible. These challenges won't affect your quest to restoreAquaticus' powers, but everyone needs a break now and again, right? Fluidity offers the chance to slosh and slide your way through an imaginative environment filled with challenging adventures. Are you ready to dive into this unique experience?

Racers' Islands - Crazy Arenas
Publisher: ZALLAG
Players: 1-4
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Cartoon Violence
Price: 600 Wii Points
Description: Do you like unusual motor sports challenges? Racers' Islands - Crazy Arenasincludes five wacky activities/challenges: a golden totem to capture in a lost temple, a wild ascent to an infernal mountain peak, an ice hockey tournament between racing cars, a paintball contest powered by engines and a time bomb to toss to your opponents as quickly as possible. During these frenzied events, players must drive with one hand while aiming with the other.

Publisher: Korner Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Wii Points
Description: Turn your television into a virtual fireplace equipped with realistic graphics and a fire effect that will almost make you want to warm your hands by it. Prepare the wood, light the fire and stoke it. Or, if you prefer, choose the Automatic option to have the fireplace on your screen while you eat with your family, celebrate with friends or dine with your partner. There are fireplaces for every occasion.

Virtual Console

Wolf of the Battlefield: COMMANDO
Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Mild Violence, Use of Tobacco
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Experience the Capcom arcade game that spawned a multitude of clones as the original commando comes to your living room courtesy of the Virtual Console service. Take control of Super Joe and shoot your way upwards into enemy territory, using grenades to wreak havoc with enemy placements in this seminal genre creator.

Publisher: Capcom
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Cartoon Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Experience the original adventures of the Monkey King in this action-packed side-scrolling adventure. Rapidly switch between different levels of play to shoot dangerous enemies in the face. A truly original concept, this quirky, old-school arcade classic has been hard to find in the West since its arcade debut in 1984 - until now!

Nintendo DSiWare

Dairojo! Samurai Defenders
Publisher: Abylight
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone) - Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points™
Description: On the awakening of the Edo period, Shoguns fight ferocious battles to win over the Land of the Rising Sun. From Kumamoto to Tsuruga, six emblematic castles are under siege by implacable ninjas attacking from land and air. Strategically position your spears, archers, gunners, generals and cannons. Promote their ranks and wisely employ the smoke bombs and rice balls to your advantage. But don't get overly confident - the art of war of Hana, the Geisha, is a reminder that appearances can be deceptive. Four game-play modes include Score Attack, Normal Mode, Random Mode and Versus (via DS Download Play). The game also includes a Fast Forward function and several degrees of difficulty.

Space Ace®
Publisher: Digital Leisure Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) - Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Play as the heroic Ace and stop the evil Commander Borf from taking over the Earth. Borf plans to reduce all of humankind to infants and take over the planet. Only two people have the courage and strength to stop Borf and save Earth: the beautiful Kimberly and the heroic Ace. But as they approach Borf's stronghold, Ace is changed into a child by the Infanto Ray and Kimberly is kidnapped by the evil madman. Space Ace is a fully animated arcade classic from legendary animator Don Bluth. You'll make your way through bizarre new worlds by using your Nintendo DSi™ system to move and fire your laser gun. Beware of your foes, as they are numerous. The fate of Earth is in your hands.

Rytmik Rock Edition
Publisher: CINEMAX
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Rytmik Rock Edition is an application for creating rhythmic and melodic themes and composing full songs. It contains more than 130 carefully selected sound samples of drums, keyboards, bass, lead and rhythm guitars. With Rytmik Rock Edition you can quickly and easily create the basic building block: an audio clip. It consists of musical notations for up to four instruments that you may transpose, select their location in the stereo field and modify their volume, polyphony and echo. You may arbitrarily combine up to 128 such clips in four tracks and create complex pieces of music. You also have a rhythm library and a varied collection of 10 pre-made compositions at your disposal. For the best musical experience, listen using headphones or a quality speaker system (not included).

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit or

Atari Have Released A New Trailer For Test Drive Unlimited 2 Showing The Game World

Atari have released a new trailer for Test Drive Unlimited 2. this trailer shows many parts of the game world that Test Drive Unlimited 2 takes place in. there are also various parts of the world shown like houses. there is also some racing in the trailer from a few different locations.

Nintendo Have Released 3 New Gameplay Videos For Fluidity

Nintendo have released 3 new gameplay videos for Fluidity. each of the videos show how the gameplay mechanics differ depending on the state of the water your controlling. the videos show Ice, Cloud, and Water states.

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The Weekend Of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December

This is all the news from The Weekend Of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Saturday 4th And Sunday 5th December

  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Friday 3rd December
  • Android: Video of emerged of the Playstation Phone in action. Playstation Controls and app logo shown, Has L1/R1 buttons
  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Released New Screenshots And Boxart For You Don't Know Jack
  • PS3: Gran Turismo 5 has an easter egg for AutoArt, a model maker, where their logo is on the bottom of in-game cars
  • Rockstar announce that a big update for L.A. Noire is coming in the next few days, look at the tech behind the game
  • QTE Blog: Sega Have Revealed The Boxart For Shogun 2: Total War
  • A Survey for Assassin's Creed 3 asks if fans want faster free running, advanced eagle vision, new assassin + more
  • Its rumoured the next Angry Birds update will be coming at Valentines Day. a new bird is also coming.
  • Udon announce there is an announcement coming on Wednesday, most likely involving Mega Man
  • QTE Blog: What Have You Played This Week?
  • QTE Blog: QTE Tweets Of The Week