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Archive for March 13th, 2012


   
 

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is Live!

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time

BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games today announced the official launch of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time (DoctorWhoWIT.com), the first-ever browser-based, free-to-play multiplayer online game based on the popular television series. Created in partnership with Three Rings, the award-winning developer of persistent online worlds Puzzle Pirates and Spiral Knights, the game transports fans and gamers alike on a journey throughout the boundless Doctor Who universe.

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time offers something for everyone, including an intriguing narrative for sci-fi followers and serious gamers and stimulating missions for game enthusiasts looking for a quick pick-up-and-play game. After preparing the TARDIS, players travel to various immersive worlds (including Ember, Mars and New New York) and work together to defend civilization against infamous villains (including the Weeping Angels, Cybermen, Daleks, Autons, Oods and Zygons) bent on creating chaos and destruction in the universe. Since the open preview launch in December 2011, the BBC and Three Rings have worked to make more Doctor Who environments available, as well as introduce additional virtual items and create deeply engaging communal features.

Doctor Who: Worlds in Time

“Worlds in Time offers players a multitude of elements and opportunities to socialize,” said Robert Nashak, Executive Vice President, BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games. “From introducing beloved characters and progressive storylines to presenting additional guild play, our goal is to become the largest Doctor Who community ever assembled, while also being an enjoyable experience for all players.”

While Doctor Who: Worlds in Time is free-to-play, players can enrich their gameplay and hasten their progress through the purchase of Chronons, which help them to customize their avatars, complete mini-games, build new contraptions and more.

“I have been a fan of Doctor Who since I was a child, so developing this game with BBC Worldwide is a dream come true,” said Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings Design, Inc. “Like the Doctor, we have our own mission, to provide Doctor Who fans an experience matched only by the wondrous TV series, and casual gamers a warm opportunity to discover the marvelous world for themselves. It’s exciting to see the Doctor Who universe come to life in such a unique way.”

Doctor Who, one of BBC Worldwide’s flagship brands, is the longest-running science fiction series in the world and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013. It’s the story of the Doctor, the mysterious traveller in time and space, who has saved the universe so many times. The Doctor is a Time Lord, one of a legendary race of powerful beings whose job it is to observe and record, but never interfere. 2011 was the biggest year ever for Doctor Who on BBC AMERICA with record ratings and mass critical acclaim. The series broadcasts in more than 70 million homes and On Demand across all major digital platforms.

 
   
   
 

It’s You Against All Hell. It’s Hell Yeah!

Hell Yeah - Digital Day

You think 2012 is going to suck? You’re probably right. That’s why Arkedo came up with Hell Yeah! – the ultimate anti-crisis remedy. It’s a game designed to clear your mind, put a smile on your face, and bring a little bit of peace to mankind. But what’s it all about?

Hell Yeah! is a crazy action-adventure platformer. You are Ash, a devil rabbit and the prince of Hell. When some jerk finds it funny to post your secret intimate photos all over the Hell-ternet, you get very angry.

Time to seek out the bastard and destroy him once and for all. While you’re at it, why not use this incredible journey to kill everybody else? It’s you against all Hell. It’s Hell Yeah!

Hell Yeah - Digital Day

Hell Yeah! Helps you clear your mind after a bad/frustrating/boring day at work. Achieve this by exploring the four corners of hell and exterminating monsters in a cheerful yet challenging atmosphere.

Hell Yeah - Digital Day

Shooting is fun, but shooing from a super sawing jetpack that can drill through walls and squash monsters into chunks is better. Hell Yeah! gives you full-frontal violence in your face.

Hell Yeah - Digital Day

10 huge game worlds with secret areas and side quests, hundreds of objects, weapons, and monsters to collect. If you’re a completionist, you’re screwed, man.

Hell Yeah - Digital Day

There are 100 unique monsters to exterminate in Hell Yeah!. Some are rude, others are really ugly, but they all equally deserve to die!

Hell Yeah - Digital Day

Inflict ultimate humiliation on the monsters of Hell using over 30 deadly “Finish Him!” mini-games.

Hell Yeah - Digital Day

Collect loot and spend your cash in big shops where you can buy bigger guns and awesome upgrades for your ride.

Arkedo’s Spicy Rabbit Recipe

Arkedo, the developer of Hell Yeah! is based in Paris, France. And like many French people, they love to cook. If you want to cook up some spicy rabbit Arkedo-style, here’s a recipe. If you cook it, we’d love for you to send us photos of your creation!

Hell Yeah Recipe Card - Digital Day

Hell Yeah! will be out this summer for XBLA, PSN, and PC Digital Download.

 
   
   
 

Announcing Total War Battles: Shogun for iOS & Android!

Total War Battles: Shogun

Today we are proud to announce Total War Battles: Shogun for iOS and Android platforms! The latest addition to the award-winning Total War strategy series from The Creative Assembly is a re-imagining of Total War, and not a PC port – it is designed specifically for mobile platforms with a multi-touch interface.

Total War Battles: Shogun follows the story of a bereaved young samurai whose hot-headed thirst for revenge quickly embroils him in a war for control of the Shogunate. Players will direct his campaign across Japan in a series of real-time battles, unlocking buildings and units and upgrading favored troops as they progress.

Total War Battles: Shogun

An enormous depth of tactical gameplay awaits, with a 10-hour plus campaign, bonus challenge missions and a shared-screen head-to-head multiplayer mode. Beautifully illustrated medieval Japanese visuals accompany remarkable audio in a single scalable app, ensuring the best possible experience regardless of device.

What is Total War Battles: Shogun?

Total War Battles: Shogun
Total War Battles delivers quick-fire, tactical combat balanced with intuitive building and unit management – All set in a beautifully illustrated Medieval Japan.

Build Your Economy – Deploy and manage your bases to generate resources and recruit units including samurai, archers, ninjas, and cavalry. Each victory adds XP to spend on building and troop upgrades that could make a decisive difference to your future battles.

A unique take on real-time battles – Total War Battles introduces a new real-time battle system that feels both familiar and fresh. The hex battle maps allow for natural unit movements and deeps strategy. However, as followers of “Bushido” code of conduct, your units can never turn back – this twist of classic RTS gameplay adds tension and intensity to the action, making each victory even more rewarding.

Universal app – this IOS app is designed to scale its appearance for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, which mean s Total War Battles takes complete advantage of the iOS device that it’s installed on.

Designed for Touchscreens – Drag and drop buildings and troops, swipe across the battle map with a flick, and pinch to zoom in and out.

1vs1 multiplayer – Play against a friend in real time on a single device in three different Multiplayer modes

For more screens check out our Flickr page!

 
   
   
 

The Zombie Invasion Starts This Week in Yakuza: Dead Souls

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New Screens for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Continuing our coverage from last week’s digital events, we’ve got new screens for Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II. Enjoy!

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II

 
   
   
 

SEGA Shows Off Digital Games

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Last week, two sets of journalists got a preview of SEGA’s upcoming downloadable games — one in London, and the other in San Francisco during GDC. We previewed Hell Yeah!, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, Jet Set Radio, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, House of the Dead 4, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing for iOS, Alexandria Bloodshow, Total War Battles: Shogun, and Virtua Tennis Challenge.

We’ll have separate entries to show off Hell Yeah!, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, and Total War Battles: Shogun. You can find information and new art about some of the other games below.

Jet Set Radio

Jet Set Radio - Digital Day

The iconic Dreamcast skate-em-up is back, and making a fresh mark on consoles and PC this summer! Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in this upgraded HD version of Jet Set Radio, which will have you vying for control of the futuristic Tokyo-to by marking your turf with graffiti tagging across walls, billboards, and rival gang members.

Jet Set Radio - Digital Day

In Jet Set Radio, you can play as 15 different characters, build your own graffiti, explore Tokyo-to and Grind City, perform killer stunts on futuristic inline skates, and express yourself by tagging walls, billboards, cars, and rival gang members!

Jet Set Radio - Digital Day

Alexandria Bloodshow

Alexandria Bloodshow

Trading cards and tower defense combine forces in Alexandria Bloodshow, the ancient mural-inspired sequel to the critically acclaimed Samurai Bloodshow!

Alexandria Bloodshow - Digital Day

Set 3,000 years in the past, Alexandria Bloodshow lets you take command of the Egyptian or Greek forces as you battle your way across the Aegean. Defend against waves of enemy troops in beautifully rendered montages inspired by ancient hieroglyphics and Greek pottery – and decide once and for all which ancient empire was the best.

Alexandria Bloodshow - Digital Day

Alexandria Bloodshow will be out this Spring for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. See more images for Alexandria Bloodshow on our Flickr.

Virtua Tennis Challenge

 

Virtua Tennis Challenge - Digital Day

SEGA challenges you to take your best shot! Virtua Tennis, the world’s number one tennis game, is available for the first time on smartphones with Virtua Tennis Challenge. Slice, lob, drop, and unleash your best top spin as you take on the world’s best and compete against 50 players in 18 stadiums around the globe. Build concentration by making plays that match your player’s style; unleashing a super shot that will make your opponent sweat. Enjoy hours of gameplay through different modes, shots, and courts.

Virtua Tennis Challenge - Digital Day

Choose and customize 50 characters with different strengths and play styles in 18 stadiums worldwide. Select from normal, hard, or very hard difficulty levels.

Virtua Tennis Challenge - Digital Day

Virtua Tennis Challenge is out March 19, 2012 on Sony Xperia Android smartphones, and May 2012 to other Android devices. See more images from Virtua Tennis Challenge on Flickr.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown

VF5FS - Digital Day

Ready… FIGHT! Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the definitive version of the Virtua Fighter 5 series, incorporating all of the enhancements the arcade team has rolled out since 2007. Final Showdown makes significant improvements to the fighting mechanics and adds new single player and online modes while maintaining the series’ classic balance and precision.

VF5FS - Digital Day

Taka-Arashi returns from Virtua Fighter 3 and Jean Kujo, a karate expert, makes his debut to round out the lineup of 19 playable characters.

With overhauled core fighting mechanics, Final Showdown is nor more accessible to new players while carefully retaining the trademark depth and balance of the game. The throw escape system, streamlined control inputs, and enhanced visual cuts are among the most notable changes.

VF5FS - Digital Day

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown will be out this summer for XBLA and PSN. See more screenshots and images on our Flickr.

Stay tuned for more about Hell Yeah!, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II, and Total War Battles: Shogun.

 
   
   
 


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