The gaming industry in a week. 13-19 June 2011


Action Duke Nukem Forever topped the list of best-selling games in the UK. User interest in this epic could not turn down unfinished even lower marks profile press. Note that the average score of Duke Nukem Forever is 5 out of 10. The second line chart took Detective LA Noir, and a third mdash; simulator fitness Zumba Fitness. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. Duke Nukem Forever
  2. L.A. Noire
  3. Zumba Fitness
  4. inFamous 2
  5. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  6. Dirt 3
  7. Brink
  8. Red Faction: Armageddon
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  10. Portal 2

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store, the most popular pre-order Battlefield 3. Shooter Duke Nukem Forever took second place, and closed the top three mdash; laquo; The Sims 3: All vozrastyraquo;.

Among the fans

Consoles leader took place in the chart this week, debuting exclusive project for PlayStation 3 laquo; inFamous 2raquo;. Silver went to the football simulator FIFA 11, and bronze mdash; Fighting Mortal Kombat. A complete list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Battlefield 3 (Expanded Edition)
  2. Duke Nukem Forever (Expanded Edition)
  3. The Sims 3: All ages (Supplement)
  4. The Sims 3: Supplement mdash; Pets (Limited Edition)
  5. Duke Nukem Forever
  6. Portal 2 (White Edition)
  7. Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Premium Edition)
  8. Fable III
  9. The Sims Medieval
  10. Alice: Madness Returns

Game consoles:

  1. inFamous 2 Special Edition (PlayStation 3)
  2. FIFA 11 (Xbox 360)
  3. Mortal Kombat (PlayStation 3)
  4. Crysis 2 Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
  5. FIFA 11 (PlayStation 3)
  6. FIFA 12 (PlayStation 3)
  7. Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)
  8. Crysis 2 Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  9. Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
  10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Extended Edition (PlayStation 3)

Company Universal Pictures invited director Roland Emmerich (Roland Emmerich), known from paintings laquo; nezavisimostiraquo Day;, laquo; Poslezavtraraquo, and laquo; 2012raquo;, a film based on the arcade game laquo; Asteroidyraquo, released by Atari on gaming machines in 1979. Wrote the script for the film adaptation Matt Lopez (Matt Lopez), who worked on laquo; goroyraquo Witch, and laquo; pupil charodeyaraquo.; Events unfolding tape in the future after the destruction of the Earth. The survivors settled in the asteroid belt, which coexist with an alien race. However, it soon becomes clear that this is the extraterrestrial civilization has destroyed the Earth and is now planning a full end of humanity. The cast of the film, and the premiere date is not yet known.

There are new details

Adaptation of Tomb Raider. Painting work on the screenplay by Mark Fergus (Mark Fergus) and Hawk Ostbi (Hawk Osty), participated in the creation of films laquo; chelovecheskoeraquo child, and laquo; Iron chelovekraquo.; Creators tapes tend to fully reflect the changing concept of the game series, and reveal the character of Lara Croft, showing it as a living person with thoughts, feelings and weaknesses, not as Tomb Raider and adventurer with perfect shapes. For this reason, the creators abandoned the use of the advertising campaign girl model. The world premiere of Tomb Raider will be in 2013.

Console Wii U will use a proprietary format discs. Shared information about Nintendo President Satoru Iwata (Satoru Iwata) during a meeting with investors. He said he did not see a reason to spend time, money and effort to support the implementation of DVD and Blu-ray. Instead, the company has developed an original format large disks. Note that the official launch of the Wii U is scheduled for 2012.

Number of users who applied to participate in the testing of the network service Call of Duty: Elite, over 2 million people. Anything in the world, there are about 30 million fans of the series, so before the official start of testing July 14 the number of potential testers can achieve and 3 million. Full launch of the platform in November in conjunction with the release of Modern Warfare 3.

French company Ubisoft development team gathers for a project Splinter Cell 6. Employees have already joined the ranks of experts from the recently disbanded studio Kaos (authors military shooter Homefront). Talk about the features of future games yet. The first developments will be presented only at the end of this year. However, the authors have promised that fans of the series will not be disappointed and will have a massive game with a thrilling story.

Studio DICE shared information about Battlefield 3 multiplayer mode. The battles will involve groups of four, each of which has its own commander. Leader is most at risk, as the game includes assignments to remove the commander. The authors also noted that each class will be endowed with unique capabilities. In particular, engineers can upgrade weapons to the battlefield, the Sniper is equipped with a device to detect enemy explosives and c remote control, and the shooter is always carrying a first aid kit and a defibrillator. Recall that the release of Battlefield 3 will be held on October 25 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Ninja Theory

Company shared information about the project Devil May Cry. The game will include the updated and expanded arsenal, an upgraded combat system, new enemies and characters. The main feature of the project must be interactive levels that will adjust and change before your eyes during the passage of missions. The authors noted that the series will maintain the atmosphere and personality of Dante. Exit Devil May Cry will be held in late 2011 in versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Cheats Batman: Arkham City will take 25 hours. Information on this shared studio representatives Rocksteady. Interestingly, if the user wants to reveal all the secrets of the game and go through secondary missions, he will have to spend at least twice as much time. The abundance of additional tasks opens vast opportunities for repeated passage. Batman: Arkham City will be released in October in versions for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company id Software moved the release date of the shooter RAGE. The project will go on sale in Europe on October 7 in versions for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Note that the game is a post-apocalyptic thriller. The action takes place on Earth after a collision with a giant meteorite. The main power in the new world is in the hands of bandits and mutants.

Tactical strategy Jagged Alliance: Back in Action will be available on October 18 in the version for PC. The game is created on the basis of the second part of the series, which was published back in 1999. Authors retain full story, game mechanics and characters, but will transfer the project to a three-dimensional engine. Of the key innovations are the regime Plan amp; Go, which combines tactical planning with operations in real time.

In SoulCalibur 5 will be presented from 20 to 30 fighters to choose from. Half of these characters mdash; new characters previously did not appear in the series. Information about this fighting game developers to share the studio Project Soul. The authors also noted that the project is created on a new engine, through which traffic will become more realistic characters and fight mdash; saturated. Exit SoulCalibur 5 is scheduled for 2012 in versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Action BloodRayne: Betrayal will be released in August 2011. The project will be distributed through digital distribution services PlayStation Network and Xbox Live costs $ 15. The game is created for adult audiences. It offers users a stylish thriller with lots of violence and massacre of opponents. Visually, BloodRayne: Betrayal is made in 2D-mode. In addition to the single player, the game has a co-op mode.

Sci-fi shooter Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will support just two engine mdash; original and new, developed in collaboration with the studio Saber Interactive. This will give users the opportunity at any time to switch between two game modes, choosing the classic graphic style or contemporary, with more detailed graphics. It is interesting that this can be done with one click. Along with this Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will receive co-op and multiplayer component. Release of the project will be held on November 15 for Xbox 360.

Saw the light of a new addition to the shooter Crysis 2. DLC called Decimation Pack includes five maps for multiplayer mode (5th Avenue, Chasm, Plaza, Prism, and Apartments), and two new weapons mdash; smoke grenades and rifle FY71. The addon is available for PC and Xbox 360.

Publisher Ubisoft presented and a special collector’s edition Assassin s Creed: Revelations.

The Collector’s Edition includes:

  • copy of the game,
  • Exclusive package,
  • book with illustrations,
  • CD with the soundtrack,
  • film about the creation of the project,
  • additional game content mdash; mission for single player and two characters for the multiplayer mode.

The special edition includes:

  • copy of the game,
  • cardboard packaging with exclusive design,
  • disc sauntrekom,
  • additional game content: costume for the main character, weapons, Turkish Assassin Armor for a single campaign, and the two characters for the multiplayer mode.

Assassin s Creed: Revelations will be released on November 15 in versions for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.


Sony has announced

Shooter Payday: The Heist, where the user is asked to try on the skin of a professional thief. The project mdash; multiplayer component, imply a rapid and well coordinated action of the four participants. Heroes have to rob banks to raid a security van, exchanging hostages for ransom and even to escape from prison. The game is on a solid arsenal of weapons, the ability to acquire new skills for the character and enhance existing features, a high level of interactivity. Release Payday: The Heist is scheduled for 2012, the game created for PC and PlayStation 3.

Publisher THQ has officially announced its strategy for Dawn of War 3. Engaged in developing a game studio Relic. Release on PC is scheduled for the second half of 2012. THQ representatives point out that this strategy will be a new generation of full-scale battles and elements of MMOG.


Company laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo; speak Russian publisher fighting game Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition for the PC. The game will go on sale July 15, 2011 with an original soundtrack and Russian subtitles.

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition mdash; classic two-dimensional fighting game with a view laquo; sbokuraquo.; However, the heroes and the world is fully three-dimensional and created with the help of modern technology. The game features a first-class collection of characters mdash; both familiar from previous episodes and new.

Russian division of Electronic Arts has announced the launch of the service EA Sports Football Club, which aims to unite millions of fans of football simulator FIFA worldwide. The service will be a new game mode in FIFA 12. It will provide a continuous update of the game in accordance with the actual events of the current football season, and will also allow players to a new way to support your favorite clubs and compete with your friends and millions of virtual football fans from different countries. The service will be free, and available in FIFA 12 on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 it will be the fall of this year.