Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Zero Punctuation - Hunted: The Demon's Forge

There's no E3 special this week, nor Duke Nukem Forever. this week Yahtzee has played Hunted: The Demon's Forge. it's a game with many elements of the modern gaming generation, but will this combination work into something great, or have they brought together all the worst bits?

Double Fine Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Trenched

Double Fine have released a new trailer and screenshots for their upcoming XBLA game Trenched. the trailer shows in-game action and provides a bit of back story for the game. the trailer also shows the customisation options when it comes to kitting out your trench mech. the screenshots are also in-game and they focus on your various units taking out the enemy.

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Signal Studios Have Released A New Trailer And Screenshots For Toy Soldiers: Cold War

Signal Studios have released a trailer and screenshots for their upcoming game, Toy Soldiers: Cold War. this game is coming to XBLA. the trailer and screenshots both show in-game action, showing the many different units in the game and them basically waging war against each other.

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Nintendo Announce Kirby Wii For The Nintendo Wii

 Nintendo have announced a new Kirby game is coming to the Wii. currently called Kirby Wii, the game is currently in development at HAL Laboratory and it is set to come out this fall. in the game, an alien space ship has crash landed. Kirby agrees to help out and you set off to collect all the missing space ship pieces.

Up to 4 players can play together via the drop in/drop out co-op. the game features familiar power-ups as well as some new ones. there are now super abilities which are activated when Kirby inhales special enemies. an example of these powers are the Super Sword which wipes out an entire screens worth of enemies.

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Fact Sheet

Kirby™ and his friends are back in an adventure designed to satisfy
longtime Kirby fans and beginners alike. When an alien spaceship
crashes in the otherwise peaceful realm of Pop Star, its pieces are
scattered throughout the land. Players must guide Kirby as he retrieves
the ship’s parts and helps the aliens return to their home planet. This
time, however, he’s not alone. At any time, up to three more players
can join in the fun and play as Meta Knight, King Dedede and Waddle
Dee to help Kirby in his quest.

• Kirby’s powerful Copy Ability returns, allowing him to inhale, spit and transform as he
encounters enemies.
• Players can deploy classic and new abilities, including:
○ Sword: Kirby dons a green cap and wields a sword.
○ Beam: Kirby wears a jester hat and can shoot energy from a magic wand.
○ Whip: Kirby wears a cowboy hat and can lasso enemies.
○ Leaf: Kirby is surrounded by a whirlwind of leaves.
• The game also introduces new Super Abilities, which are activated when Kirby
inhales special enemy characters. For example, the “Super Sword” Super Ability
allows Kirby to swing a giant sword and wipe out an entire screen’s worth of foes.
• Up to four players can enjoy the action together. (Additional controllers required and
sold separately.) They play cooperatively to progress through the game and collect
Point Stars and Ability Stars. Players can join and leave the game at any time.

PomPom Games Announce Alien Zombie Megadeath Exclusively For The PS3

PomPom Games have announced they are bringing Alien Zombie Megadeath exclusively to the PS3. Alien Zombie Death was released as a PSP Minis game in 2010, and now PomPom are back with a PS3 version called Alien Zombie Megadeath that's set to come out 21st June in the USA, 6th July in the EU, for £4.99/€5.99/$7.99.

Alien Zombie Megadeath has 70 levels to play through, that can be played either single player or in co-op. there are various game modes, shown in the trailer below, and over 280 medals to unlock.

Press Release

Last year PomPom made Alien Zombie Death on PSP minis. Heralded as “pacy, mean-spirited, and delightful.” By EDGE magazine. It was a simple, extremely focused platform shooter. We loved making it. Anybody with the required skill set loved playing it. Those who didn’t clearly play too much backgammon.

Alien Zombie Megadeath takes up the slimy baton, bringing the game to the PS3 in glorious HD, with a fabulous list of new features. At it's heart, a platform shoot-em-up. You are a lone spaceman, out in space, doing spaceman stuff. You have a gun. It shoots laser beams... Out there are the Alien Zombies. They don't like you. They smell. Add all this together and the result is carnage... or death, if you are not very good.

The lovely feature list:
Intense retro shoot em up gameplay.
70 levels
Both one-shot and survival level types.
Multiplayer Co-Op
Various game modes: Bomb Disposal, Space Baby Rescue, JetPack & Decoy Pods.
Medal system, with over 280 unique medals to unlock
A range of space suits available. Plus a few to unlock!
Independent leaderboards for all levels
Weapon power-ups for those sticky moments

About PomPom Games
PomPom games are based in the UK and have been concocting focused small scale arcade games for over 10 years. We are only 2 dudes. Michael Michael and Miles Visman, with some excellent sound work being done for us by James Drabble. We feel passionately about games... and in particular small scale fun games. Stuff you can play for a few minutes here and there. Previous games have been released on PC, Xbox, Xbox360, PS3 and PSP.

IO Interactive Have Released A New Trailer And Screenshots For Hitman Absolution

IO Interactive and Square Enix have released the debut trailer and screenshots for Hitman: Absolution. the trailer is cinematic but it does provide examples of what the gameplay could be like, and in this case its the focus on how to take out an enemy. The screenshots show in-game action but focus more on the in-game environments and the character you play as, Agent 47.

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Paradox Interactive Have Released A New Trailer For Defenders of Ardania

Paradox Interactive have released a new trailer for Defenders of Ardania. this upcoming PC, Tablet, and Console game is currently set for a Q3 release. Defenders of Ardania is a tower defense game that allows the player to be the attacker and defender at the same time. both sides have 24 different upgradable towers and the game supports multiplayer for up to 4 players.

Fact Sheet

Defenders of Ardania is a next-generation tower defense game with a twist, set in the rich fantasy world of Majesty. Besides the addictive core mechanics of placing towers to stop advancing enemy units, Defenders of Ardania also allows players to take on the role of attacker and defender simultaneously, giving fans of the genre a challenge they’ve never seen before.

- An intriguing new take on the massively popular tower defense genre: players lead both offensive and defensive operations
- Ardania: the world of Majesty with three playable races and their unique environments
- Defense: 24 different upgradeable towers to erect against the invading enemy
- Attack: 24 varied units with diverse attributes to assemble into an offensive force
- Strong multiplayer component with a variety of game modes for up to four players
- Interactive environment that affects gameplay
- A wide range of offensive and defensive spells

The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 14th June

  • QTE News: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Monday 13th June
  • QTE News: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Monday 13th June
  • PSV: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida reveals studios are experimenting with using the PSV as a touch screen controller for PS3
  • 3DS: Nintendo announce a new colour 3DS is coming to Japan on 14th July. its called Flare Red
  • Development on Far Cry 3 began after Far Cry 2 was released back in 2008
  • WiiU: there are reports developers have said the WiiU is 50% more powerful than the PS3/360, but others say its the same
  • Bungie announce they will be revealing, in detail, what Bungie Aerospace soon.
  • QTE News: Warner Bros. Games And Monolith Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Gotham City Imposters
  • QTE News: 2K Games And Gearbox Have Released A Launch Trailer For Duke Nukem Forever
  • PSV: Sony's Michael Denny reportedly says the Playstation Vita is region free, but its not an official confirmation
  • Capcom announce Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will cost $39.99 in the USA
  • Its suggested Microsoft is not going to publish the next Alan Wake game, say it didn't sell as well as expected
  • QTE News: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announce Happy Feet Two: The Videogame For PS3, 360, DS, 3DS, And Wii
  • QTE News: Atlus Have Released A New Trailer For Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked On The 3DS
  • Bethesda and Epic announce their websites were hacked last week. Nintendo say a phishing attempt was made on its EU Site
  • Final Fantasy VII Director Yoshinori Kitase says another sequel to FFVII would cost alot and take time...wouldn't say no
  • New game bundles spotted at E3, Uncharted 1+2, Clank+Daxter, Killzone Liberation + Syphon Filter Logan's Shadow + more
  • QTE News: Ubisoft Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Trackmania 2
  • QTE News: Disney Interactive Announce Disney Universe Is Coming This Fall On PC, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360
  • Square Enix announce Final Fantasy XIII-2 has been delayed from Winter 2011 to early 2012
  • PS3: Sony have announced Playstation move has sold over 8.8 Million units worldwide
  • Square Enix say they have no plans to release the main Final Fantasy series onto handhelds like the PSV and 3DS
  • QTE News: Square Enix Announce They Have Shipped Over 100 Million Units Of Final Fantasy Worldwide
  • QTE News: Konami Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For BurgerTime World Tour
  • EA Sports' Andrew Wilson reveals Playstation Move support in FIFA 12 is not coming, doesn't add value to the game
  • Duke Nukem Forever, week 1 UK sales 56% were on Xbox 360, PS3 30%, and PC 14%
  • Kojima Productions reveal Nintendo approached them with the Wii U, they're looking at what they can do/public reaction
  • QTE News: Nintendo Announce Mario Party 9 For The Nintendo Wii
  • Michel Ancel admits Beyond Good & Evil 2 may be too ambitious for this generation of consoles, still trying though
  • WiiU: Crytek announce their CrytekEngine will support the Wii U, development far along
  • WiiU: Suda 51 has some ideas for No More Heroes 3, suggests new character. seems far off, if they're started at all
  • QTE News: Nintendo Announce Super Fossil Fighers For The Nintendo DS
  • QTE News: Namco Bandai Announce Go Vacation For The Nintendo Wii
  • QTE News: Nintendo Announce Rhythm Heaven For The Nintendo Wii
  • THQ have closed THQ Digital Warrington, once known as Juice Games. Kaos Studios were shut yesterday
  • id Software say the RAGE team will move on to Doom 4 when the game is released in October. 30 fps single player
  • THQ Digital Warrington rumoured to have be working on Downloadable Juiced game, Warhammer Kill Team is finished + more
  • QTE News: Nintendo Announce The Rolling Western For The Nintendo 3DS
  • QTE News: Ubisoft Announce Just Dance 3 For The Nintendo Wii Is Coming Out In October
  • EA admit Dragon Age 2 lost some fans, surprised at fanbase reaction to Dragon Age 2. lessons learned with Dragon Age 3
  • WiiU: its reported custom GPU AMD Radeon based off the R770 (Similar to 4890), has a multicore IBM CPU with Watson tech
  • QTE News: Square Enix Announce Fortune Street For The Nintendo Wii
  • QTE News: Square Enix Announce Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 For The Nintendo DS