Redwood City, Calif., February 14, 2008 – After a seven-year hiatus, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the return of Red Alert, one of the most beloved and best-selling real time strategy (RTS) series of all time. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, for the PC, Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system and the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, takes players on an epic adventure to a breathtaking alternate future spawned by time travel run amok . Developed by EA Los Angeles, Red Alert 3 breaks new ground in the RTS genre, featuring a fully co-operative campaign while bringing back the series light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.
Vivendi and Activision to Create Activision Blizzard – World’s Largest, Most Profitable Pure-Play Video Game Publisher
SANTA MONICA, Calif. & PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI – News) and Vivendi (Euronext Paris: VIV) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine Vivendi Games, Vivendi’s interactive entertainment business — which includes Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft, the world’s #1 multi-player online role-playing game franchise — with Activision, creating the world’s largest pure-play online and console game publisher. The new company, Activision Blizzard, is expected to have approximately $3.8 billion in pro forma combined calendar 2007 revenues and the highest operating margins of any major third-party video game publisher. On closing of the transaction, Activision will be renamed Activision Blizzard and will continue to operate as a public company traded on NASDAQ under the ticker ATVI.
Epic and Midway Announce Unreal Tournament 3 PC Has Gone Gold
Midway and Epic today announced that Unreal Tournament 3 has gone to gold master for the PC. Developed by the team behind the critically acclaimed video game Gears of War, Unreal Tournament 3 is currently scheduled to ship in North America on November 19th for the PC with a suggested retail price of $49.95 and $59.95 for the collector’s edition. The PlayStation 3 version will follow soon. Unreal Tournament fans can get a taste of the compelling first person shooter by checking out the previously released single-player trailer below, or download the beta demo.
What could be better than Capcom bringing back Bionic Commando? How about Street Fighter 4? Games Radar is reporting from the Capcom Gamer’s Day in London that the 4th game in the series has been officially confirmed. A stylized trailer of Ken and Ryu fighting was shown, but no actual gameplay footage, and while development has started the game is still more than a year away for whatever platform it ends up coming out on, Still, we can all rest easy that it is indeed on the way. Along with this amazing news, Capcom also announced Lost Planet for the PS3, a new Ace Attorney game for the DS featuring and new main character, and an all-new sci-fi action adventure game called Dark Void. It takes a special kind of company to wait 20 years from the release of the original game to finally get to number 4 in the series. I can’t wait for the year 2012, when we’ll be playing Super Street FIghter 4 Hyper Mega Hologram Remix. Yum.
Just in case you have not heard of it, Unreal Tournament 3 Demo is out. You can get it at FilePlanet or 3D Gamers or of course your friendly neighbourhood torrent sites. The size of the demo is around 741MB.
I tried to play it on my P4 3.2GHz with ATI X800 XT and it crawls even with a resolution of 800×600 and lowest settings.
Sony announces a lighter version of the current PSP during E3. It is not exactly PSP 2, it is more like PSP 1.5 (or that is what I will call it).
The lighter version still includes the 4.3″ LCD and UMD, but instead, it is 33% lighter and 19% slimmer. Game loading time and battery life have also been improved. The only additional feature here is a video output where you can just plug into any television (preferably a 40″ LCD TV) and play instead of using the small 4.3″screen of the PSP.
YEAP, Blizzard new game is officially Starcraft II. I have been waiting ages for this day!
3:00 – FMV sequence in a spaceship – looks Terran – zooming in on a metal door – door opening – reveals a guy with a cigar in chains – prisoner – door shuts behind him – there’s so much bass the room is shaking – guy steps into some kind of metallic devicce – legs are strapped in – guy rising toward ceiling – Korean text on screen got people very excited – another part of the machine is dropping metal arms on him – machine whirring – applying armor to his torso – extremly detailed visuals here – now guy is strapping on gloves – armor is molding together – seems like a Terran marine – rockets turn on – zerg now onscreen – Marine delivers a line – StarCraft 2 officially announced.
It took a good day of calls and emails, but Blizzard just got back to us about the rumor floating around that Starcraft 2 will be announced next month during their World Wide Invitation in Seoul, South Korea.
According to a Korean website, StarCraft 2 is being developed in 3D with a new race and lots of changes for existing units. The site went on to say that additional details would be revealed during Blizzard’s WWI on May 19th in Seoul.
EA Los Angeles (EALA) is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars for the PC has officially gone gold and will be on stores shelves Nationwide March 28.
Fast and fluid gameplay, a breakthrough single player campaign, the ability to transform online battles into a spectator sport, next-generation graphics, and an epic story with full-motion video sequences featuring top Hollywood talent, mark the return of the genre-defining Command & Conque series.