NCSoft announced that the Dungeon Runners team are currently working on a new content update that includes snowmen, a new dungeon, new items and improvements to the waypoint system.
GamersGate announced today that German publisher Crimson Cow has joined the list of publishers that are choosing to release their games digitally via the portal.
The first titles to be released for download include The Abbey, scheduled for a March release, and A Vampyre Story, scheduled for a May release.
SouthPeak Games announced this afternoon that it will be releasing X-Blades, a third-person hack-and-slash action title for Next-gen consoles and PC, in Late 2008. In the game, players control an enchanting anime-style heroine that destroys anything in her path using guns, blades, magic, and a healthy dose of cinematic flair.
We're sure you've heard about Connect '08, if not then it's a special event where Codemasters will be showcasing several upcoming titles as well as announcements about Lord of the Rings Online and over important information from Codemasters library of titles.
If what reports suggest are true, then European gamers are in for a real treat when 25 cult classic PlayStation One games are released onto the PlayStation store. Apparently they'll be unleashed soon.
This free game from Team Flipside (actually developed as a university project) is sort of a blend of a puzzle game and an action game. Set in the world of ancient Aztec mythology, the player needs to guide a warrior through a series of obstacles and reach a portal on the other side of the given level. It's free and lighweight (less than 50MB's), so give Flipside of the Divine a try.
Download Flipside of the Divine.
Codemasters has confirmed to CVG that the Overlord series, a management adventure strategy that reminded us of Dungeon Keeper, is to be released on the PlayStation 3 this Summer.
It's entitled Overlord: Raising Hell and will feature the full game of Overlord along with the content that was recently released for the Xbox 360.
The demo of Journeys of the Dragon Rider has been released. Sequel to Dragon Castle, this adventure game developed by Australian-based MistKeep Software will have you soaring through the skies on the backs of dragons, defending your kingdom against invaders.
Download the Journeys of the Dragon Rider 1.2 demo.
Joe Bennet played Lost Odyssey by Hironobu Sakaguchi (producer) of Final Fantasy fame working with award-winning Japanese novelist, Kiyoshi Shigematsu handling the story. That pair instills confidence right off the bat. Is that confidence ill-founded? Well one has to play the game to know for sure, but the author can share his opinion. Perhaps that will help.
Read the Lost Odyssey review.
Andi Hamilton played Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3. The third game in this popular series, it features 161 characters (the most in the series), a replay system and online capability, among other features. But if one owns one or both of the other titles, is this worth picking up? The author shares his opinion.
Read the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 review.
Matt Keller played Art of Fighting Anthology. This combines the Art of Fighting trilogy, originally borne out of the "Street Fighter craze" in the early 1990's, into one package. If you remember those days then this title may bring back memories, but if you never played any of the games in the trilogy what can you expect? Hopefully our review will help to answer that question.
Read the Art of Fighting Anthology review.
Oxygen announced today that four new DS titles will be added to its spring line up. Hurry Up Hedgehog; An intriguing multiplayer brainteaser for all ages, and Powershot Pinball Constructor; allowing you to play, create and share pinballs - are both set for release March 28th. Pirates: Duels on the High Seas; an epic adventure for the 7 keys of the 7 seas, and 8Ball Allstars; Your pool, your way, your rules - both hitting stores April 18th.
The television series Jackass may have been canceled but it's popularity doesn't seem to have suffered too much, as evident by the continual release of films and now a video game. Indifference doesn't seem to be a popular opinion with regard to the series; most people like it or dislike it. So what of the game? Mike Jennings shares his objective evaluation.
Read the Jackass: The Game review.
Govan Roberts played Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure. Making proper use of the Wii's unique controller to solve puzzles is one thing this game offers. What else is there positive to say about this title? The author shares his opinion.
Read the Zack & Wiki review.
JanaLee Stocks played the newest Sam and Max game - Episode 203: Night of the Raving Dead. Adapted from a comic, this series has been around since the early 1990's, and they've always proven to be popular. Does this latest entry into the franchise maintain the positive momentum? Read the review to see what the author thinks.
Read the Sam & Max Episode 203: Night of the Raving Dead review.
Emmanuel Brown played Penumbra: Black Plague. The second and final installment in what was originally planned to be a trilogy, this physics-heavy game is hard to classify in a single genre. The adage is "you get what you pay for"; available for $20.00 does Black Plague support this? Read the review and find out what the author thinks.
Read the Penumbra: Black Plague review.
Lighthouse Interactive announced today that its thriller adventure game, Overclocked: A History of Violence will be released in North America on March 31st 2008.
Overclocked explores an archetypical, yet actual condition of mankind: violence. Players will become engrossed in a world where memories and illusions; dreams and reality; perpetrators and victims… collide.
Disney is enjoying huge success with their original television series Hannah Montana with over 23 million homes in Europe tuning in. They've decided to bring the young pop star to three platforms; each innovative music-inspired title will let fans interactive with their favourite characters.
Hannah Montana: Music Jam for Nintendo DS and Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour will be arriving this spring in April on the 25th. The PS2 version of Spotlight World Tour will arrive much later during autumn this year.
Devil May Cry 4, which we recently reviewed
, also happens to have certain wide appeal. On Xbox Live, over a million people have downloaded the demo, which is currently the most of the year. Sure, the year just started, but that's a high point to set so early.
Not only that, but Capcom let us know that according to Microsoft, it's also the fastest downloaded demo on XBL, reaching its numbers faster than anyone else. Guess everyone wanted to see if the game was a hit or miss. Good thing the demo delivered.
No word on how well it's doing on PSN though. Mike Bowden downloaded both and if you still haven't decided which version to go for, maybe you should read our preview
and see if that sways you?
Official PlayStation blog PlayStation.blog (which is oddly enough blog.us.playstation.com) informed us today that Capcom's Lost Planet demo, which hasn't even been up a week, has been dropped from PSN because it's just too buggy. Chris Kramer, Capcom's Senior Director of Communications and Community said "We will be working overtime to correct the issue and expect to upload a new version to the PlayStation Network as soon as possible..."
For those of you who were interested in Lost Planet and don't own a PS3, our condolences. Unless you already downloaded it and are enjoying the broken demo, in which case kudos to you for quick downloading.