Ubisoft has promised to tackle the touchy subject of slavery head-on in Assassin’s Creed III. “It’s something we’ve been very aware of. Everybody had slaves at that point; the first groups who rallied around emancipation didn’t come around until 1787 – largely driven by Benjamin Franklin funnily enough. That was very much after our game and slavery was maintained in culture,” said Assassin’s Creed III writer Matt Rurnerhas.
When night falls and the supernatural awake from their slumber, only the bravest souls will trespass unscathed. Independent developer NeocoreGames today announced the entry of a brand-new IP entitled The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, an Action RPG filled with fierce and demonic battles, memorable characters, and a refreshingly unique story that brings the legendary vampire slayer to modern audiences. The upcoming title, loosely based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula, is being developed for PC and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
Known as the Ur-Dragon, this is the challenge that awaits Dragon’s Dogma owners. Players and their parties of Pawns from around the world can compete collectively online in an asynchronous encounter against the Ur-Dragon via Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network. The effect of each party’s attacks will be combined, but be warned its immense strength means it will take multiple encounters before the Ur-Dragon finally falls. Be the one that deals the fatal blow and receive the maximum reward, but regardless all players can still obtain both common and rare items dropped by the Ur-Dragon when they inflict damage.
As promised on Monday during the official reboot of the Rockstar Games Social Club, now is the time to register, recruit and rally your Social Club CREW – or find a solid Crew to join that is poised for absolute domination in Max Payne 3 Multiplayer. Each Crew can also create their own original signature crest using the robust Emblem Editor toolkit. Read on for more detail – or just head over to the SC now to Crew up…
Stainless Games today announced that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund ‘Carmageddon: Reincarnation’, the long awaited brand re-boot of their classic “points for pedestrians” driving game. The campaign went live today, with the team of indie eccentrics looking to raise a minimum of $400,000 to fund the new version of the anarchic and much loved franchise.
The battle between heroes and villains in DC Universe™ Online (DCUO) continues as Sony Online Entertainment LLC(SOE) today announced that The Last Laugh, the fourth downloadable content (DLC) pack for DCUO, will be available in June for download on the PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The Last Laugh will pit players against each other in high-intensity multiplayer brawls, feature an all-new weapon, and introduce new Light-Powered Legends PvP characters.
Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels to be released on May 10th – More levels, more enemies, more guns, more fun!
Gamelion Studios today is pleased to announce Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices, coming worldwide on May 10th to the iTunes App Store. Monster Shooter™: The Lost Levels is the totally ad-free premium edition of possibly the best mobile dual-stick shooter game ever, with brand new exclusive features and content!
Independent videogames publisher Iceberg Interactive today announces its publishing agreement for Endless Space, the highly anticipated 4x space strategy game for PC, with Paris-based videogames developer Amplitude Studios. Recently released by Amplitude for pre-order on Steam, Iceberg will now be bringing the game to other digital download portals over the coming weeks and has set a retail release date of 24 August 2012. Localized French and German versions are also planned.
Raptr, the leading community for gamers with more than 12 million users, has launched Raptr Rewards, a program to reward active gamers with real rewards just for playing their favorite games. Raptr Rewards is on track to offer over 350,000 free rewards totaling $1.3 million in value just in the first month of launch.