ATLUS, the video game brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., announced an extension of the North American online servers for Demon’s Souls™ for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the “Greatest Hits” hardcore multiplayer action RPG hailed as GameSpot’s 2009 Game of the Year. Originally scheduled to be shut down at the end of the final hour of May 31, 2012, the servers will now continue to operate for the foreseeable future.
A new update is coming for Awesomenauts. The guys at Ronimo offices have been finalizing the new build, balancing tweaks and the characters. A few things that will change in the balance patch are: Leon’s slow upgrades & tongue, Voltar’s drones & healing, Yuri’s timebubble and Froggy G’s whirlwind shield. Apart from tweaking existing values, they will also replace a couple of upgrades.
Frogger’s coin-op thrills are back and better than ever in Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition! Players can jump into the action with classic and brand-new game modes like Tile Capture, Battle Royale, Freak Out and more that expand the challenge of Frogger’s style of run-and-dodge gameplay. Gamers can even customize their game experience through a variety of different skins, from the modern neon style of HYPER ARCADE to the 8-bit sprites from Frogger, Castlevania and even CONTRA! Competitive types can also throw down against friends or the CPU in up to 4 player matches to find out who’s really the top frog!* (Multiplayer not currently available in smartphone versions.)
Capcom just announced that Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection will be available to purchase from the PlayStation Store on June 27th across Europe* for €26.99/ £21.99. The collection features previous Resident Evil titles – Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles which have both been remastered for the PlayStation 3 with stunning HD graphics and PlayStation Move compatibility.
“Iron Front – Liberation 1944” is based on the engine of ARMA II Operation Arrowhead by Bohemia Interactive. The story takes place in southern Poland during the Soviet Offensive in the summer of 1944. The player takes on the role of a Russian or German infantryman, using teamwork, tactical skill and authentic war machines to battle for victory. The German campaign focuses on slowing the advance of the Soviet troops, while the Soviet campaign is all about breaking through the enemy’s resistance. However, the player does not have to do all this on foot: Using their computers, tacticians will control tanks, including the famous German battle tank Panzerkampfwagen VI or “Königstiger” and the Russian Stalin tank JS2, or fighter planes such as the Focke Wulf 190 and dive bombers like the Stuka or the Petlyakov PE-2.
Trine 2 – the captivating fantasy action platformer from Finnish game developer Frozenbyte – winning the Best Artistic Achievement category at Nordic Game Awards 2012 did not stir the Giant Frog.
Dead Island has already grown a huge fan base, having sold way over 3 million copies worldwide. This new edition gives players who are yet to experience the mega hit Dead Island a version packed with content: including the “Bloodbath Arena” mode, the “Ryder White” story line and the weapon blueprint for “The Ripper”. This complete Dead Island package includes all the gripping extra content that was previously only available digitally.
From the creators behind Capcom’s critically acclaimed action games Resident Evil™ 4 and Devil May Cry™ 4, Dragon’s Dogma draws upon this pedigree to deliver deep, fulfilling combat in an epic adventure. Players take on the role of the Arisen, a humble peasant chosen for something greater. They can fully customize this main character’s appearance through a vast set of options which has an effect on gameplay in an intuitive way. Many factors including the character’s build, the weight of their weapon and armor, all play roles in how they fight their battles. Players initially choose from three basic classes, the Fighter, Strider, or Mage, each with their own unique abilities and fighting styles. Over the course of their journey, players are able to advance from these basic vocations to hybrid or prestige classes for a total of nine classes.
The Kickbeat soundtrack hits hard; it’s comprised of licensed tracks from a diverse lineup of artists ranging from well-known bands such as Pendulum and Marilyn Manson, to indie pioneers Celldweller and Blue Stahli, to hidden talents like electronic music producer Voicians and Taiwanese rapper Shen Yi.“Kickbeat is a showcase example of passion, risk and creativity. Traditional publishers might shy away from this type of thinking, but we will embrace it. After all, what’s the point of working in video games if you just keep making the same one?” said Zsolt Kigyossy, Managing Director for Zen Studios.