The gaming industry in a week. 1420 May 2012

INDUSTRY WEEK

Military Action Sniper Elite V2 has retained the title of the leader of the bestseller list in the UK. Role of a sniper, silent killing enemies and participate in the decisive battles of the Second World War, mdash; all this continues to attract users, providing a high level of demand for the game.

Second place on the charts ranked football game FIFA Street, the total sales of which have exceeded 1.13 million copies, and the third went to FIFA 12. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. Sniper Elite V2
  2. FIFA Street
  3. FIFA 12
  4. Prototype 2
  5. Mass Effect 3
  6. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
  7. Kinect Star Wars
  8. Mario amp; Sonic at the London Olympics
  9. Battlefield 3
  10. Assassin s Creed: Revelations

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, the bestseller list of the number of computer games the second consecutive week led by pre-order Crysis 3. The second most popular project was the Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Closes the top three independent addition laquo; The Sims 3: Catalog mdash; Katy Perry. Sweet radostiraquo;.

Fans of console games this week have preferred pre-order potential high-profile hits. Led the top ten most popular games Crysis 3, second place in Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and the third took the Hitman: Absolution. A complete list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Crysis 3. Hunter Edition
  2. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Limited Edition)
  3. The Sims 3: Catalog mdash; Katy Perry. Sweet joy
  4. Diablo III
  5. Max Payne 3 (DVD-Box)
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Arcania: Fall of Setarrif
  8. Alan Wake (Collector’s Edition)
  9. Alan Wake
  10. Sniper Elite V2

Games and accessories for consoles:

  1. Crysis 3. Hunter Edition (PlayStation 3)
  2. Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  3. Hitman: Absolution (PlayStation 3)
  4. Hitman: Absolution (Xbox 360)
  5. Game of Thrones (PlayStation 3)
  6. Game of Thrones (Xbox 360)
  7. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Signature Edition (Xbox 360)
  8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Signature Edition (PlayStation 3)
  9. Max Payne 3 (PlayStation 3)
  10. Max Payne 3 (Xbox 360)

More than half of the U.S. population mdash; gamers. In a survey conducted by Magid Associates, attended by 2,540 respondents, aged from 8 to 64 years. According to the study, the most popular are computer and video games. Their figure was 64%. They are followed by projects for mobile phones and tablets. On the third place is casual games. Also, respondents said that the purchase of gaming innovations mdash; integral article monthly expenditure on entertainment. Spending on them second only accounts for TV and Internet.

Publisher Ubisoft has released a short film Ghost Recon Alpha. The picture is a prehistory Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The plot is a detachment laquo; Prizrakovraquo, which is sent to the Chelyabinsk region in order to eliminate a war criminal. For fans of the blockbuster film hidden in a little surprise mdash; most attentive users will find a special code which you enter the game, you can get an exclusive weaponry.

Publisher Square Enix has finished the financial year with high. Net income was more than $ 76 million, and gross revenues increased by 2.1%. The bulk of revenues came in projects Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Final Fantasy XIII-2. The first game sold worldwide circulation of more than 2.45 million copies, and the second mdash; 2,32 million. This fiscal year, Square Enix hopes that will become bestsellers Hitman: Absolution, and the new part of the series Tomb Raider. Note that a year ago, the publishing house has suffered a loss of $ 150 million.

Game Minecraft in a version for the Xbox 360 has received platinum status. During the five days of the onset of a digital distribution service Xbox Live Arcade project has sold 1,000,000 copies. It is interesting that more than 400,000 people bought the game for the first 24 hours.

Republique creators managed to raise funds to develop the project. Recall studio Camouflaj and Logan amp; Sons appealed for financial assistance to ordinary users. The required amount has been collected through a virtual piggy bank Kickstarter. All Python fans Ryan (Ryan Payton) donated more than 555,000 dollars. The game will try to repeat the success of Metal Gear Solid. Main character struggles with Hole total control laquo; Big brataraquo.; To awaken the consciousness of the oppressed system of people, it is going to organize a rebellion. Republique release on PC, Mac and iOS will be in spring 2013.

Chris Jones (Chris Jones) and Aaron Conners (Aaron Conners) published in the resource Kickstarter announcement of raising funds for the creation of the game Tex Murphy: Project Fedora for PC and Mac. The project is an interactive detective noir style. Users waiting full of intrigue and unusual turns of the storyline, witty dialogue and interesting puzzles. A distinctive feature of the Tex Murphy: Project Fedora is an abundance of video, shot with live actors. Authors need to develop 450,000 dollars. Fundraising will continue until June 16.

Company Capcom unveiled new details about the storyline Resident Evil 6. Investigation of an outbreak of the virus begins with Chris Redfield in China, in Lishiang. In the spread of infection in the area blame Ada Wong. Another hero mdash; hired Jake Milleru mdash; to deal with the infection in Europe. The young man is the son of Albert Wesker and is immune to all kinds of viruses, created by Umbrella Corporation and its followers. In an effort to eliminate the catastrophe, he seeks the help of Sherry Birkin. Her body is also able to resist contagion, but only if it is a virus, G. Exit Resident Evil 6 will be held on October 2 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company 343 Industries announced that it has developed a plan for the development of the Halo series for ten years. The developers have thought through the concept of the trilogy The Reclaimer Trilogy, the basis and key events of the storyline, and gameplay. Head of the studio Frank Orsquo, Connor (Frank O Connor) also noted that the market and the technology is rapidly changing, so the company is prepared to be flexible, introducing new elements to the game as needed. Note that the output of Halo 4 will be held on November 6 for the Xbox 360.

Studio inXile started work on a role-playing game Wasteland 2. As the engine for a project selected Unity Engine. This tool meets the requirements of developers. Company CEO Brian Fargo (Brian Fargo) said that the first screenshots demonstrate a reasonably good level of graphics. Exit Wasteland 2 in October 2013 for PC.

Company promoversiyu Blizzard released Diablo III Starter Edition for PC. The limited version of the game is free in digital form. Access it by typing a special key that comes with the boxed version of Diablo III. After 30 days of the official launch of the project access to the Starter Edition will be free and will be open to all users. Features of edition:

  • Ability to fully pass the first chapter of the game;
  • opportunities leveling to level 13;
  • game in cooperative mode only with the owners Starter Edition;
  • Lack of access to the auction for real money.

Publisher Ubisoft has announced the first downloadable content for action movie Ghost Recon: Future Soldier called Arctic Strike. Military action unfold on the ice-bound Arctic snowy plains. Users will get a few new maps for the multiplayer mode, the map for the cooperative mode Guerilla, six weapons and additional multiplayer. Exit Arctic Strike for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 3 July, the date of the sale to PC still is not known.

Company Rockstar Games said about the contents of the new downloadable additions to Max Payne 3. Collection of Classic Multiplayer Character Pack, designed for multiplayer Deathmatch, features eight characters from the previous installments of the series. In particular, we are talking about Nicole Horne, Mona Sax, Vladimir Lemme, Vincent Gognitti, Jack Lupino, Alfred Wooden, Valerie Winterson. For the main character will also be available laquo; novyyraquo, image mdash; Max can rejuvenate the game to the model presented in Max Payne 2. Now set is part of the limited edition of Max Payne 3 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but in the future DLC can buy anyone. Digital release date will be announced later.

Company Bethesda decided on an exact release date for the action in the style of steampunk Dishonored. U.S. release of the project for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is scheduled for October 9, 2012. European buyers can purchase Dishonored three days later, on October 12.

Released new series of Tomb Raider moved. Originally, the game will be released in autumn 2012 in versions for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. But we now know that Tomb Raider fans will have to wait until I quarter of 2013. According to the studio Crystal Dynamics, the gameplay Tomb Raider introduced many additional elements that require careful consideration. All innovations will tell developers at E3 2012.

Publisher THQ has revised plans for several of its projects. Thus, it became known the next laquo; tochnayaraquo; Darksiders 2 release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 mdash; game will go on sale until August 2012. Later released and expected by many users South Park: The Stick of Truth for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The project is based on the popular animated series will appear in 2013.

UPCOMING WEEK

Company Ubisoft announced the game Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth for Xbox 360 and Wii U. Engaged in the development of a Canadian fighter unit mdash; studio Ubisoft Quebec. The project is created based on the popular comic book series Secret Invasion, the plot of which was the basis for the film laquo; Mstiteliraquo.; The inhabitants of Earth are fighting an alien Skrull race, whose members have the unique ability to take any shape and form. This advantage allows them to easily masquerade as defenders of humanity mdash; superheroes. The latter will include Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk. The game officially supports touchscreen controllers. Release Avengers: Battle for Earth will be held in late December 2012.

Company Capcom announced the development of action EX Troopers for the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS. The project manager is Shintaro Kojima (Shintaro Kojima), series producer Monster Hunter. The game is based on the universe of Lost Planet. The protagonist mdash; young man named Bren Turner, who arrives as a rookie at the military academy on the planet EDN III. Here he was, along with the other soldiers to join the battle against the alien race of locusts. A key feature E.X. Troopers is the visual imagery in the anime style, and history, written in accordance with the canons of the popular genre of Japanese school drama. Release date of the project is not yet known.

Creators Ratchet amp; Clank game released for the social network Facebook: a new project studio Insomniac Games called Outernauts. It users entrust important mission to study the galaxy. As space explorers to be caught and tamed as a lot of extra-terrestrial creatures. The developers promise a lot of interesting jobs and humorous story. Outernauts release in July 2012.

Studio Eerie Canal Entertainment announced a project Dreadline. The game tells the story of a team of monsters that travel in time and kill the already doomed to die in crashes people. Beings from another world will visit more than a dozen places, suffering from major disasters, including the collapse of the ship is listed laquo; Titanikraquo;, Pompeii and the pandemic virus that turns victims into zombies. Dreadline combines elements of action, RPG and RTS. The output of the project will take place in the I quarter of 2013 for the PC.

Polish studio The Farm 51, known for a series NecroVision, announced the action adventure The Adventurer. The game is set in the 30′s of last century. The protagonist mdash; young man, desperate treasure seeker and also a private detective. In search of ancient artifacts, he will visit Egypt, the city of the Maya civilization, and the Arctic. The project, based at the Unreal Engine 3, is a classic shooter. The Adventurer will exit at the end of 2012 for the PC and Xbox 360.

OUR NEWS

Russian fans Pavel Datsyuk and Evgeni Malkin can help idol get on the cover sports simulation NHL 13. Speakers at the North American league players advanced to the quarterfinals of the competition, organized by EA Sports and NHL.com. This time for the title of best player, our athletes will compete with John Tavares and Scott Hartnell. To participate in the online voting, go to the official website of the event. The winners will be announced June 20 at the NHL Awards ceremony in 2012. Release NHL 13 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is scheduled for September 11.

Publisher laquo; Akellaraquo, sent to press rail simulator laquo; Trainz 2012: Your iron dorogaraquo.; The game will be released on May 30 for the PC entirely in Russian. On a par with the standard version, the publisher prepared the deluxe edition, which includes:

  • DVD-ROM with the game
  • Gift set of five cards
  • Two official

  • additions: Duchess and The Blue Comet
  • Two routes and a special platform for trains

Company laquo; New Diskraquo; launch in Russia and the CIS action The Amazing Spider-Man. In a localized version of the game called laquo; New Man paukraquo.; The project is fully translated into Russian, will go on sale this summer for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.