Archive for May 1st, 2013

Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol – Release Date & Video Demo

The latest game from strategy legend Sid Meier is coming to iOS devices on May 9th Firaxis Games has revealed. It’s called Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol and will feature a free demo which introduces you to the game. You can then purchase the full British Campaign if you want for $0.99. Additional campaigns are available for $1.99 each (French, American, and German). They will also be available in a multi-campaign pack. Here’s a video demo for the game showing off some of the multiplayer and single player.

Direct Link

Source: IGN

Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second – Now Available On Steam

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The sequel to Gravity’s hit MMORPG Ragnarok Online has finally been officially released in North America today via Steam. Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second returns players to Midgard where a free-to-play RPG adventure awaits them inspired by Norse mythology.
Here’s a partial synopsis from Steam:
Return to the beautiful and dangerous world of Midgard! Inspired by Norse mythology, the much-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking Ragnarok Online has arrived! Immerse yourself in the new, but recognizable world of Ragnarok 2.

Visit the large, capitol city of Prontera, form a party and explore the underwater Sea Temple dungeon, or set up a shop and earn a living for your character by accepting a job as an Alchemist, Artisan, Blacksmith, or Chef. Adventurers who have explored the world of RO1 will instantly recognize many of the famous monsters and landmarks as their journeys continue. The fun social experiences of character customization, guild creation and PVP play have also returned!

Ragnarok 2 is a free-to-play, fantasy MMORPG that takes elements from the original Ragnarok Online and re-imagines them as a three-dimensional, modern MMO experience. 

For more details, screenshots, and trailers, and to purchase the game check out the link below.

Source: Steam

Xbox Live Updates – April 29th – May 4th 2013

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This week on Xbox Live we’ve got two new releases, a demo, and a DLC Map Pack. Here’s the full listing:

Xbox Live Arcade

  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon ($15.00)
  • Zeno Clash 2 ($20.00)
Demos
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (Free)
DLC

Source: Joystiq

PlayStation Store Update – April 30th, 2013

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Here’s a look at this week’s releases for the PlayStation Store as seen on the official PlayStation Blog.

PS3 Full Game Releases

  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 ($19.99) - The most intense, challenging, action-packed ninja adventure is back! As super ninja Ryu Hayabusa, you roam the world and hunt down the Demon Statue that was stolen by the Black Spider Ninja Clan to prevent the resurrection of the evil Archfiend. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is the ‘ultimate’ Ninja Gaiden, featuring characters from the previous installments that have defined the franchise.
  • Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut ($39.99) - Revisit the mysterious town of Greenvale with Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut and discover more secrets, bask in the beauty with redefined graphics and move with greater freedom with a complete control overhaul.
PSN Releases
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon ($14.99) – Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter. Welcome to an 80’s vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide. Does not require a copy of Far Cry 3.
  • Poker Night 2 ($9.99) – Take the fifth seat in Poker Night 2, at a table featuring Claptrap (Borderlands 2), Brock Samson (The Venture Bros.), Ash (Army of Darkness) and Sam (Sam and Max series). Your dealer is GLaDOS (Portal series). Play to win because winning unlocks unique skins and heads to use in Borderlands 2 and exclusive premium themes for your PlayStation 3 XMB!
  • Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge ($9.99, Cross-Buy with PS Vita) – Pick your side in the epic war between two masterminds of Evil: apprentice-gone-rogue Orville Tycoon and his army of heavy-duty zombies, or his vengeance-thirsty mentor Professor Brainhov and his rioting mass of twitchy brain-munchers. During the final siege on the human fortress, Brainhov makes a sudden comeback seeking two things: retribution for his apprentice’s betrayal, and to reclaim his rightful throne as alpha mad scientist.
PS Vita
  • Soul Sacrifice ($35.99) - What would you sacrifice for ultimate power? Prepare yourself for a brutal combat experience where every decision made will have consequential results. Take on the role of a slave who is about to be sacrificed stumbles upon a forbidden book that allows its readers to relive battles between sorcerers and monsters of the past. In order to use the magic during fierce battles, the player must be willing to make a sacrifice – ranging from personal belongings, a limb, or even a life.
  • Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge ($9.99, Cross-Buy with PS3) – See above
For more PlayStation Store release info, visit the PlayStation Blog, linked below.

Source: PlayStation Blog

Call of Duty: Ghosts – Wii U Version Update

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Well now, it looks like Wii U may get Call of Duty: Ghosts after all. Activision said they haven’t announced dating for next gen systems yet in a statement made to Examiner. Here’s their statement:

“We don’t have any news for the Wii U at this time, as we aren’t dating next generation platforms yet. Stay tuned.”

It could be that Activision is waiting until after the official unveiling at Microsoft’s Next Xbox event on May 21st to talk about next gen versions. We shall see. The event is just 3 weeks away so we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out.

Source: Examiner

Rayman Legends – Eye of the Tiger Trailer

Direct Link

Source: IGN

Joystiq Review – Pandora’s Tower

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Joystiq has posted a review for the last of the three original Operation Rainfall titles, Pandora’s Tower. As you may recall Operation Rainfall was formed to encourage Nintendo of America (NOA) to release Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and Pandora’s Tower for Wii in North America. Here’s a portion of Joystiq’s review for Pandora’s Tower:

“Elena is a bright and happy young girl with a very serious problem: she’s been cursed to gradually transform into a hideous monster. A strange old woman offers her and her lover, Aeron, a solution: by eating the flesh of beasts that live within the kingdom’s legendary towers, Elena can stave off her transformation. This is abhorrent to them, as the land’s religion forbids consumption of meat, but the pair is left with little choice. The flesh of each tower’s run-of-the-mill beasts, unfortunately, will only hold the curse at bay for a brief time. In order to truly lift the curse, Elena must consume the meat of the legendary Master Beasts sealed within each tower. It’s up to Aeron to retrieve this flesh, but while he’s away, Elena slowly loses her humanity.”

For more of Joystiq’s review of Pandora’s Tower, check out the link below.

Source: Joystiq

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut – Release Date Update & Box Art

It looks like Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut will not make its supposed May 7th release date according to Nintendo World Report. Square Enix says that the game’s release date is unconfirmed. Who knows when the game will come out now? I guess only Square Enix knows for sure. This means the Wii U will have even fewer games for the first half of the year. With the system struggling to gain traction, this can’t be welcome news for Wii U owners. But of course if you have a 360, PS3, or PC, you can already play the game, granted it won’t be the Director’s Cut version, but it’s better than nothing. Anyways, here’s a look at the Wii U box art for the game:

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Source: Nintendo World Report

The Denpa Men 2: Beyond The Waves – Release Date, Game Details, and Screenshots

Nintendo has announced an official release date for The Denpa Men 2: Beyond The Waves. The game will hit the Nintendo eShop on 3DS on May 30th. They’ve also updated the game’s profile page with some details.

In The Denpa Men 2: Beyond The Waves, you can catch Denpa Men to form a team to embark on an adventure across the world. Your quest is to save the hero’s family. StreetPass is also supported. When you pass other players, you can exchange party information and increase your exploration time for special dungeons. Online battling is supported in The Denpa Men 2: Beyond The Waves. Once you register for battle you’ll be able to fight other players at any time you want. You can even earn prizes by battling. If you played the previous game, The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave you’ll be able to transfer your hero and can even bring friends from the previous game into this new entry in the series.

Here’s some screenshots of the game:

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Source: Nintendo

Angry Video Game Nerd Episode 111 – Toxic Crusaders (Caution: Foul Language & Adult Themes)

The latest episode of the Angry Video Game Nerd has been posted online. Here it is, featuring a look at Toxic Crusaders for Game Boy, Genesis, and NES. As with any AVGN video: Caution: Foul Language & Adult Themes.

Direct Link

Source: JamesNintendoNerd YouTube Channel