The good new is Pandemic Studio’s The Saboteur has gone gold. The bad news, EA closed Pandemic Studios this week.
I am very proud to communicate today that The Saboteur has officially gone “GOLD” on all 3 planned platforms (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC). This has been a very difficult week for Pandemic Studios, but does not change the fact that a team of amazing people worked very hard to make The Saboteur a great game that fans will be able to enjoy this holiday season. As planned, The Saboteur will be available across Europe starting December 4 and throughout North America on December 8. Vive La Resistance!
Capcom’s latest game in the Ace Attorney series, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, just got a brand new website. The site has a bunch of character information, screen shots, trailers, and more. Check out the site here: http://ace-attorney.com/.
Today we have launched the full site for Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, the newest title in the Ace Attorney series for the Nintendo DS coming in February 2010.
Fans of the Ace Attorney series can check out new character bios, screen shots, trailers, developer’s diary with the first blog by producer, Eshiro-san and more. Fans can also download wallpapers for their desktops of this upcoming title featuring Phoenix Wright’s famed rival, Miles Edgworth.
Head on over to http://ace-attorney.com/ and begin investigating the site today.
Capcom announced at the Tokyo Game Show that Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes and Ghost Trick are both coming to North America. Ghost Trick looks pretty interesting, it’s a mystery adventure written by Shu Takumi (the main writer for the Ace Attorney series) and produced by Hironobu Takeshita (Mega Man 9). I’ve never heard of the Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes series before, though, should be interesting to hear more details.
Lucasarts has released a number of their older titles for both Steam and Direct2Drive. They packaged the games together, one package containing Jedi Knight series, the other package having a few of their classic adventure games.
Direct2Drive adventure game pack contains The Dig, Fate of Atlantis, Last Crusade and Loom for $9.95, and the Jedi Knight bundle has Dark Forces, Jedi Knight II & Jedi Academy for $14.95.
Steam, has the same adventure pack for $9.99 (save .04 using Direct2Drive!) and all five Jedi Knight games for $20.
Pandemic’s The Saboteur will be showing at the Penny Arcade Expo this year, and they sent out a little something to make sure everyone knows, a 1941 Replica Morini lighter by Zippo, which is pretty awesome.
I didn’t realize there was an A Boy And His Blob remake coming to the Wii (announced March 4), a game we previously did a Awesome Radical Retro Prospective for. The graphics look really nice, and I don’t have to remember what the different colored beans do anymore.
The new multiplayer mode actually seems kind of interesting….the strategic gameplay seems pretty awesome.
Guildford, UK – March 13, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that a new multiplayer mode, called Don Control, will be coming to The Godfather® II game. This new mode will be available as a free downloadable* patch right when the game releases on April 7th in North America and April 10th in Europe. Don Control takes the “Think Like a Don” strategic gameplay into an online environment and allows players to build a family, command them in battle and view the action from a bird’s eye view above.
Don Control introduces an additional layer of gameplay on top of the four multiplayer modes and six maps already available in the game and invites players to compete to see who is the ultimate Don of Dons. Players can now challenge one another in 16-player battles for their in-game currency from the single-player game. As a Don online, players can recruit others to join their family by giving them a cut of the profits. But if a player loses as Don, the in-game currency they wagered will be removed in their single-player campaign and their empire can come crumbling down.
The Godfather II takes the open-world genre in an entirely new direction by blending the furious combat of being a mobster with the strategic thinking of being a Don both offline and online. As a Don in the Corleone family, The Godfather II lets the player carve out their own story of deception, betrayal, and conquest in a 1960’s organized crime world. Players will have to build and invest in their family, command their crew, and manage their family business, all of which is done through the revolutionary Don’s View. The Don’s View is a 3D representation of the player’s criminal empire, putting the player in the Don’s mindset; it allows them to coordinate their strategy, plan hits on rival made men, attack enemy rackets, and much more.
The Godfather II game from Electronic Arts and Paramount Digital Entertainment will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PC. The game has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB and 18+ for PEGI. Players who pre-order The Godfather II at participating retailers worldwide will receive an exclusive crew member, named Tommy Cipolla, to hire into their family.
I honestly never played the first one. Thrasher loved it and I finally did buy it for the Xbox. However, by then I had an Xbox 360 and the game wasn’t backwards compatible with it. I was too lazy to get the Xbox out of it’s box, so that was the end of that. Anyway, Ubisoft has officially announced the sequel for the Xbox 360 and PS3, so I’ll probably pick up the sequel.