Microsoft has let us know about some misinformation shared at the CES event, which claimed that the Halo Wars release date had changed, although this doesn't appear to be the case.
Here are the correct release dates straight from Microsoft:
Japan and Asia Pacific: Feb. 26
EMEA: Feb. 27
Americas (US, Canada, Mexico and South America): March 3
Electronic Arts announced yesterday that it would be releasing Godfather II in March, although now they have told us that it will be released on February 27th. Inspired by the film and Mario Puzo’s Corleone family drama, The Godfather II game goes beyond the film's story by setting players in the world of organized crime in 1960's Florida, Cuba and New York. As the head of the family, players can build a crew and grow their family in an effort to become the most powerful mob syndicate in America.
No reason was given for the incorrect release date, but it's good to see that it will be coming sooner than we originally thought.
Electronic Arts announced today that the Godfather II videogame is set for release in the UK on March 6th, 2009. The Godfather II allows players to both act like a mobster and think like a Don, by immersing them in a 1960’s organized crime world. As a Don, players can build a crew and grow their family in an effort to become the most powerful mob syndicate in America. Players will be able to choose how and when to use their Made men, either by commanding them directly in battle as part of their crew, or by sending them to do a job in another part of the world - bombing rival family rackets, attacking their businesses, or defending your own.
During Microsoft's CES 09 Keynote last night, it emerged that a demo would be released for Halo Wars on 5th February, along with a small release date delay to February 28.
Europeans will still get the game first, whilst the US has to wait until March.
Capcom today revealed its line-up for the first half of 2009 with releases such as Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV and Flock!
2008 was a fantastic year for gamers, and we will be looking forward to seeing what is in store for 2009, with the release of Resident Evil 5, Lord of the Rings: Conquest, Empire: Total War, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Ghostbusters, BioShock 2 and Overlord II among our personal favourites.
Richard has written up a list of the 12 games of Christmas for you, which is his opinion on what games you should be hoping for this year. Check that out here
Zavvi has reduced the price of the Xbox 360 Arcade SKU to £99.99, making it the lowest price point for the console since the system was launched.
The Premium 360 pack has also been reduced in price to £149.99, while the Elite gets cut to £199.99. These cuts are expected to last until Christmas Day.
Ubisoft today announced the release of the "Escalation Pack" downloadable content for Tom Clancy's EndWar available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on December 11, 2008.
The "Escalation Pack" DLC will include four new exclusive missions on all new battlefields playable in skirmish mode, three exclusive unit upgrades and an extra set of achievements or trophies to expand your experience with Tom Clancy's EndWar. The new missions include the Siege of the Kursk Firebase (Ukraine), the Assault on Devon beach (England), the Raid on Rota naval base (Spain) and the Conquest of Dorsey Knob (USA, West Virginia).
Microsoft confirmed today that Halo Wars, the action-based strategy game set in the iconic Halo Universe and created exclusively for Xbox 360, will be available in Europe on 27th February, whilst the US will get it slightly later on 3rd March.
In an exclusive interview with Strategy Informer, Paradox Interactive Executive Vice President Fredrik Wester confirmed that Majesty 2 - The Fantasy Kingdom Sim would be heading to consoles for the first time since the beginning of the series, although it has only been confirmed for the Xbox 360 at the moment.
"Yes, we are currently developing the game on consoles. This is a new experience to us so we can’t go into details yet." said Wester.
The Xbox Live Marketplace has been updated with a demo for Red Alert 3 that allows you to play the game's cinematic opening, 1 campaign mission from both the Soviet and Allied campaigns, and an interactive tutorial.
The demo is 1.50GB.
Ubisoft announced this morning that it has acquired from Activision Blizzard the assets and all of the personnel of esteemed Malmo, Sweden- based studio Massive Entertainment, as well as the real time strategy brand World In Conflict.
Created in 1997, Massive employs over 120 developers and was ranked as one of the top 50 best game studios in the world by Game Developers Research in 2008. The studio is world-renowned for its expertise in the RTS genre and for the quality of its innovative proprietary technologies.
In a recent interview with Strategy Informer, to be published later today, Tom Soderlund, producer at Paradox Interactive, said that the company is considering porting the exclusive PC Turn-based strategy, Elven Legacy, to consoles via the Xbox Live Arcade or PlayStation Network.
"We are considering it. The console audience is becoming more and more important, but we feel that the target group for Elven Legacy are still predominantly PC users." said Tom Soderlund.
On August 15, 2007, history was made as the first ever online, franchise-specific, video-game channel was born with Command & Conquer TV and its flagship show, BattleCast Primetime.
Now, a year later, the show will be going live for the first time as a 2 hour live event as BattleCast Primetime goes to London to kick off Red Alert 3 and EA's be the one event.
A demo is now available for the upcoming Tom Clancy's EndWar on the Microsoft Xbox Live marketplace. EndWar is an action based real time strategy game that features a voice recognition feature to help make an RTS style game more playable on a console system.
Ubisoft has announced that the release date for EndWar is November 7th, 2008 so be sure to check out the demo now.
The Xbox Live Arcade has been updated with two new additions this week, first up is Age of Booty at 800 Microsoft points, and CrazyMouse is also available at the lower price of 400 MS points.
In wake of the upcoming release of Red Alert 3, EA have announced that the title has gone gold for the PC. EA state: "The return to the over-the-top, time-altered universe of Red Alert-where parachuting armoured bears, George Takei, war dolphins and psionic Japanese school girls can co-exist without question-is almost here!"
Needless to say, they're excited, we're excited, and the US PC release on Ocotober 28th has Red Alert fans nervously shaking with anticipation. Xbox 360 owners must wait until November 11th however, with European gamers awaiting release on both the PC and 360 on October 31st and November 14th respectively.
is breaking the news that Electronic Arts Red Alert 3 will be arriving for PC on October 31st. This release will be followed by a Xbox 360 version on the 14th of November. EA previously announced that a Playstation 3 version has been put on hold and no new information regarding that version has yet been revealed.
Ok it's time for a new competition! We've managed to get approval for 5 free games from GamersGate for this competition. Hence, the winner of this competition will get to pick any game from GamersGate of his/her choice. They got a lot of great up to date games over there so be sure to check them out.
Many fans of Red Alert 3 have been concerned about the DRM copy protection system that will be implemented into the game. Premier Executive Producer Chris Corry has addressed concerned fans with a message on the official forums