The gaming industry in a week. 15-21 August 2011

INDUSTRY WEEK

Leader in video game sales charts in the UK again became a sports simulator Zumba Fitness. The project holds the championship for nine consecutive weeks. It is expected that it will be able to press a Deus Ex: Human Revolution, which is scheduled for August 26. Predict the status of best-selling game. Many industry publications put it a rating of 9 out of 10 points, and the magazine Game Master Magazine noted in his review that this is the laquo; type of games that come only once in pokolenieraquo, and one of the best projects of the decade.

Second place went to the hit parade of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, and the third mdash; Cars 2. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. Zumba Fitness
  2. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  3. Cars 2
  4. DiRT 3
  5. FIFA 11
  6. Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  7. Just Dance 2: Extra Songs
  8. Call of Juarez: The Cartel
  9. The Sims 3
  10. L.A. Noire

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, my PC-game sales led the reservation expanded edition of Battlefield 3. In second place located Warhammer 40000: Space Marine, and the third mdash; Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Console owners, like a week ago, preferred football simulator FIFA 12. Playing in versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 has taken two positions chart mdash; first and third place. Silver went to the popular Fighting Mortal Kombat. The full list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Battlefield 3 (Expanded Edition)
  2. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Collector’s Edition)
  3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Expanded Edition)
  4. FIFA 12 (Expanded Edition)
  5. Might & Magic: Heroes 6 (Collector’s Edition)
  6. Need for Speed ??The Run (Limited Edition)
  7. The Sims 3: Supplement mdash; Pets (Limited Edition)
  8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (DVD-BOX)
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Collector’s Edition)
  10. The Sims 3: Catalog mdash; City Life

Game consoles:

  1. FIFA 12 (PlayStation 3)
  2. Mortal Kombat (PlayStation 3)
  3. FIFA 12 (Xbox 360)
  4. Gears of War 3 Epic Edition (Xbox 360)
  5. Gears of War 3 Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
  6. Need for Speed ??The Run Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  7. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. Elite Armor Pack (PlayStation 3)
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PlayStation 3)
  9. Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360)
  10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Collector’s Edition (PlayStation 3)

Series Mortal Kombat: Legacy, previously aired on the Internet, you can now be purchased on the Blu-ray disc. The publication will be available on November 8 at a price of $ 20. The disc includes nine film series, as well as 30 minutes of additional material mdash; interviews with the director, actors and footage from the set. In addition the company Warner Premiere is looking to add another disk containing several videos on the Universe Mortal Kombat.

Gaming service OnLive, based on the concept of cloud computing will be officially available to the citizens of Europe on 22 September. Demonstration of the capabilities and features of the platform will be held during the exhibition Eurogamer Expo.

OnLive

Feature is the fact that when you purchase games, users do not need to download and install them. Projects are stored and run on a remote server, all you need to play, mdash; broadband internet access and a browser. Users can enjoy the best picture and maximum settings the game, regardless of whether they have a system and model of video card. As the terminal can be a PC, TV, tablet or mobile device.

The social network Google+ appeared gaming section. Project was the first affordable arcade Angry Birds, after it was started fifteen games, who included Bejeweled Blitz, Dragon Age Legends, Zombie Lane, Edgeworld, Sudoku and poker. According to the service, a collection of games will increase gradually, and the authors focus their attention on the most interesting and original projects.

At GamesCom 2011, Sony introduced a new information on the portable console PlayStation Vita. In particular, we have introduced the function Near, which allows users to share data, while not far from each other. Would also include built-in Skype-client mode and Party, through which you can communicate in a group or individually by voice chat. Among other features worth mentioning the system to track your location on the map Foursquare, connect to social networks and support systems trophies. Exit PlayStation Vita in Europe and the U.S. is scheduled for I quarter of 2012. The starting line of the project amounted to: Wipeout 2048, ModNation Racers, Reality Fighters, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Resistance Burning Skies, LittleBigPlanet Vita and Espace Plan.

Company Nintendo reduced the price of 3DS portable system in the U.S. and Europe. Console fell to $ 80. Official retail price is now $ 170. Thus, Nintendo plans to increase sales and popularity of the console, which currently enjoys a low demand from consumers.

Studio EA DICE reported that work on Battlefield 3 militant involved Andy McNab mdash; former member of British Special Air Service (SAS), and now mdash; writer. Specialist acts as a consultant. His task: to help developers make the characters more realistic and approximate in nature to ordinary people, to avoid stereotyped characters in the image. On a par with this, McNab helps with the production of combat and tactical component study of the battles. Exit Battlefield 3 is scheduled for October 28 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

John Carmack said that the console versions of DOOM 4 on the level of quality will be fundamentally different. In particular, the developers plan to maximize the capacity of Blu-ray discs, which can be written much more information than a standard DVD. This means that the version of the game for the PlayStation 3 can excel in quality graphics option for Xbox 360.

Director Guillermo del Toro has shared the first details of the project inSANE. The game belongs to the genre of horror and closer in spirit to the work of the writer HP Lovecraft. Authors create a huge open world populated by supernatural beings. As an advocate of artists Guy Davis (Guy Davis) and Francisco Ruiz Velasco (Francesco Ruiz Velasco). Davis worked as a designer of the second picture laquo; Hellboyraquo, and Ruiz Velasco mdash; created several volumes of the original comic book of the same name.

Company THQ plans to release in the inSANE trilogy. The output of the first part for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013.

Injun Tommy minus; protagonist Prey minus; appears to continue the game. Character assigned a key role in history, and he has repeatedly met the protagonist Prey 2. Will Tommy appear only in the story rolls or be a full game character mdash; yet reported. Recall that the output of Prey 2 is scheduled for 2012 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Prize fund of season strategy League of Legends will be $ 5 million. This was officially the head of the studio Riot Games Marc Merrill (Marc Merrill). The increase in prize money due to the fact that the game has been widely accepted and has become the official e-sport discipline in organizations such as Major League Gaming, Electronic Sports League and the World Cyber ??Games. Start of the second game of the season is scheduled for autumn.

Ubisoft has announced the date of testing multiplayer Assassin s Creed: Revelations. From 3 to 11 September, exclusively on PlayStation Network will be available to download the beta version of the multiplayer. This action applies only to PlayStation Plus subscribers and Uplay. The game includes:

  • three locations: Knight s Hospital, Antioch and Constantinople.
  • Four game modes: Wanted, Manhunt, Deathmatch and Artifact Assault.
  • Nine characters.

Exit full version Assassin s Creed: Revelations is scheduled for November 15 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Monolith

Company announced the launch of registration for the closed beta test multiplayer shooter Gotham City Impostors. Testing will begin in September, and now anyone can apply for the official site.

Gotham City Impostors is a comic thriller, where players are invited to speak at one of the two warring factions: the fans of Batman and the Joker. The game for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and PC is scheduled for 2012.

Became known release date of the project Child of Eden for PlayStation 3. The creators of trivial music projects Space Channel 5 and Rez will go on sale September 30. A distinctive feature of the Sony console versions will support stereoscopic 3D and controller PlayStation Move, which should increase the interactivity.

The official website of Bethesda has information on the Lonesome Road addition to Fallout: New Vegas. Exit DLC was to be held in August for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but now it is postponed indefinitely. laquo; It is not associated with the complexities of the implementation of the add-ons, just a number of reasons beyond our control, we are forced to postpone the release. But fans of the series will not be upset. Soon will come a lot of interesting updates universe Falloutraquo;, mdash; commented producer Jason Bergman (Jason Bergman).

At GamesCom 2011 studio Sucker Punch unveiled addition to the Festival of Blood inFamous 2. The new DLC protagonist to fight the vampires. By coincidence, Cole was the victim of a bite of one of them, and now he’s got 24 hours to find and destroy the leader of the vaccine ghouls. Game fans waiting for new missions, enemies and allies. Change and design locations in which Gothic architecture will prevail. Exit Festival of Blood will be held in October for the PlayStation 3.

SEGA has announced that the yield supplement Rise of the Samurai to computer strategy Total War: Shogun 2 will take place in September. DLC events unfold 400 years before the wars that took place in the original game. Users waiting for an extensive single company called The Gempei War, six new clans, representing dynasty Taira, the Minamoto and Fujiwara, 16 terrestrial and 10 marine combat units, four heroes and agent.

Along with the release of Rise of the Samurai company will release a massive update the game, which will make a significant change in the single player campaign and multiplayer component, and also correct errors.

Arcade racing TrackMania 2: Canyon for PC will go on sale September 14. Pre-order the game can be made out on August 17. Ubisoft has decided to reward fans of the series and said that anyone who orders the project before its release, the participant becomes automatic beta multiplayer mode that will take place as the 17th. Note that the main advantages of TrackMania 2: Canyon is a realistic graphics and accurate physical model of the car on the track.

Publisher Ubisoft delayed the release date for PC version of Driver: San Francisco. Release racing simulator suffered for weeks, and now he will be on September 27. However, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 all remain unchanged: the game will go on sale on September 2, and now in the digital distribution service is free to download the demo version.

Release multiplayer role-playing game Neverwinter for PC postponed to 2012. Originally planned to release the game at the end of this year, but the studio Cryptic changed hands. The new owner mdash; Chinese company New Perfect World mdash; decided that the project is not sootvetstvuet requirements for quality, inbsp, needs work.

Publisher Electronic Arts has named the release date for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning mdash; debut project from the company 38 Studio. Release in the U.S. for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 7, 2012, and in Europe mdash; February 10. Recall that the game belongs to the genre of RPG and has a depth of the universe, history and innovative gameplay. The project made such famous figures as the American science fiction writer Robert Salvatore (Robert Salvatore), Canadian artist and comic writer Todd McFarlane (Todd McFarlane), and a leading game designer The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind and Oblivion Ken Rolston (Ken Rolston).

Bethesda

Company announced the release of the extended collector’s edition RAGE. The package will include:

  • game disc;
  • two graphic novels based on the RAGE from the publisher Dark Horse, offering a humorous interpretation of the events of the game;
  • documentary, in which the developers talk about the key features of the project, characters, weapons and gameplay modes;
  • Case reports from exhibitions QuakeCon 2011;
  • exclusive gaming content: fist of rage, double-barreled shotgun, the unique armor for the main character and the car Rat Rod Buggy.

Make a reservation for the publication can be ordered online at the official website. RAGE output on 7 October for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

UPCOMING WEEK

Valve Software announced the development of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Release of a new part of the popular online shooter is scheduled for early 2012 for the platforms PC, Mac, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The company promises to maintain the atmosphere and the key elements of the project. The game will feature all popular modes and maps, and also added new locations, characters and weapons mdash; Molotov cocktail, a decoy grenade, machine gun, shotgun and several types of pistols. Rate playable version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be on display PAX Prime, which will be held August 26-27 in Seattle, and the Eurogamer Expo 2011 event.

Company Ink Stories, took part in the work on Alan Wake and Homefront, officially announced the project with the laconic title 1979: The Game. For a basis of the storyline the game taken real historical events connected with the seizure of a group of young radical Iranian students of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. Hostage of terrorists were 63 diplomats and three privates of U.S. citizens who are held in captivity for 444 days. Operation to rescue the hostages ended in failure, which adversely affected the career of U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

In game events will be shown from different angles, providing an assessment of different points of view. In particular, the story is on behalf of the three characters that are on opposite sides: American interpreter, a demonstrator and a terrorist who took part in the seizure of the embassy. The authors believe that this approach will reflect the ambiguity of events. It is no accident, as the slogan of the project is the phrase: laquo; There is no good parneyraquo.; Released in 1979: The Game and the target platforms have not been announced.

NCsoft announced multiplayer strategy Wildstar. Working on a project team of specialists, previously employees of Blizzard and participated in the creation of World of Warcraft. The game takes place on the planet Nexus, which once inhabited the highly Eldar race. The player is invited to try on the role of one of four heroes (the researcher, a soldier, a scholar or a settler), who arrived in an expedition to the planet, and reveal the secrets of an ancient civilization. Exit Wildstar on PC in 2012.

Company Kalypso Media has announced a strategy to Port Royale 3. The game is set in the XVII century. Spain, England, France and the Netherlands are waging a fierce battle for the right to rule in the colonies of the New World. The player will play the role of a young captain, who in the pursuit of fame and fortune takes a voyage to the islands of the Caribbean.

In Port Royale 3 desperate sailors expect two subject companies: Adventurer (adventurer) and Merchants (merchant). For the first characteristic of missions related to naval battles and aggressive policy, in the second, on the contrary, want to exercise diplomacy, develop trade routes and establish new settlements. The game is scheduled for the II quarter of 2012 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Studio Team 17 reported to be working on a new project in a series of Worms. Game called Worms Crazy Golf, predstavlyaetnbsp, a golf simulator mixed with arcade elements. The authors promise three types of landscapes, a rich selection of game modes, and an arsenal of weapons. Exit Worms Crazy Golf is scheduled for autumn for PC, PlayStation 3 and mobile platform iOS.

At GamesCom 2011 was the announcement of the football simulator FIFA Street 4. In the game involving athletes famous football clubs. At the moment it is known that they include representatives laquo; Liverpulyaraquo;.

Game will support 5×5 and 6×6 modes and matches will take place on the streets of major cities in the world mdash; from Amsterdam to Tokyo. In FIFA Street 4 are also support service EA Sports Football, and the participants of the program EA Sports Season Ticket will have access to the project before anyone else. Game is scheduled for release in 2012, the list of target platforms will be announced later.

Another interesting announcement at the show was the platformer Escape Plan. The game is made in monochrome colors, different non-standard design and original concept. The heroes of the game are the two strange creature named Lil Laarg and that should make an escape, successfully overcoming various obstacles such as walls with spikes, hammers and precipices. The output of the project is planned for 2012 for the PlayStation Vita.

Along with this, at a press conference in Cologne, Sony introduced the gunman Resistance: Burning Skies for the PlayStation Vita. The game takes place in the time of the invasion army Chimeran race on Earth. The protagonist minus; firefighter Jim Riley, who in order to survive have to take up arms. Available Jim will be a solid arsenal of handy tools such as a fire ax, and various types of firearms mdash; rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers. The authors promise to use all the features in the draft console, including the touchscreen. Output Resistance: Burning Skies is scheduled for 2012.

Ubisoft announced a tactical shooter called Project Osborn. The focus of the game mdash; John Washington, the U.S. military and a direct descendant of the first U.S. president. In 2003, the main character goes to Afghanistan, where he took part in the operation against the terrorist organization laquo; Kaidaraquo al.; By coincidence, the military command decided to destroy the base, which housed the detachment John. In the end, all but killed him. Disappointed in U.S. policy, Washington decides to return home and organize a resistance movement aimed at the overthrow of the current regime. According to the authors, the player will be able to evaluate events with opposing points of view.

Learn more game mechanics are still unknown. Project Osborn created for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Release date will be announced later.

Company Capcom in the GamesCom 2011 submitted a new draft Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor. Simulator giant robots created exclusively for the Xbox 360 and uses capabilities of the controller Kinect. Users expect the hybrid system of the combat robot machine: to move and fire using a standard joystick, and use of other functions (start, secondary armament, the return associates commands through gestures, etc.) mdash; Kinect. Release Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor in 2012.

OUR NEWS

Russian division Electronic Arts announced a share laquo; two favorite games for the price odnoyraquo.; From August 15 to September 18 everyone will be able to select two games for the platforms PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 i odnoynbsp only pay the price, one of them. The list of projects got Crysis 2, Portal 2, Bulletstorm, Dead Space 2, Dragon Age 2, The Sims Medieval, Alice Madness Returns, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Active 2 from EA SPORTS, SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED, Need for Speed ??Hot Pursuit, FIFA 11 from EA SPORTS, Medal of Honor, MMA by EA SPORTS, The Sims 3, Rango, Brutal Legend, Mirror’s Edge, and a series of laquo; Harry Potterraquo;, Command amp; Conquer, Burnout, Army of Two, Fight Night Round, Left 4 Dead, NHL, Skate. Interestingly, the PC proposal applies equally to the games sold in retail stores, and digital distribution service.

Company laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo;, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and MAXIM magazine announced the start of the action laquo; Hunter sokrovischamiraquo, marking the release of the game laquo; Uncharted 3: Illusions Dreykaraquo.; The contest will run from August 15 to September 10. The grand prize is a trip to the Arabian desert and the opportunity to compete for 10,000 euros.

To take part in the action, you must make the most insane, desperate and impressive photos with MAXIM magazine in their hands, and then register on a special page of the action. Author of the best picture will go along with nineteen other lucky with all the planets in Jordan. It was there, in the sands of the Arabian desert, it will be two days, from 4 to 6 October, look for a mythical artifact and fight for 10,000 euros. However, the list of prizes is not limited to a trip to Jordan. At stake are two more PlayStation 3 Slim and five portable consoles PSP-3000. They are divided among the seven winners, make a good photograph.

Publishing also announced that it will release in Russia Football Manager 2012. During its existence, the series has received numerous awards, and the total number of copies sold around the world is about 7 million. In the last 7 years of playing the series repeatedly led many European charts the best projects for PC. In particular, in the UK Football Manager does not leave the leadership position for more than 108 weeks. The output of the project for the PC will be held in IV quarter of this year.

Company laquo; Akellaraquo; speak publisher of the Russian version of urban simulation Cities XL 2012. The output of the project for the PC in October. The new part of a series of users waiting seven previously not figure locations, new architectural trends and styles, and the ability to build ski and tropical resorts. All in the game announced 60 maps and more than 1,000 buildings.