The gaming industry in a week. 16-22 April 2012

INDUSTRY WEEK

Street football simulator FIFA Street regained his palm. The game only a week lost first Kinect Star Wars, but now once again won the sympathy of people in the UK. Second place went to a science fiction saga of Mass Effect 3, and the third mdash; football simulator FIFA 12. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. FIFA Street
  2. Mass Effect 3
  3. FIFA 12
  4. Kinect Star Wars
  5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  8. Battlefield 3
  9. Mario amp; Sonic at the London Olympics
  10. SSX

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, headed the list of best-selling pre-order limited edition blockbuster Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The game is very popular, ranking first in the third week in a row. The second and third lines of the charts also took extremely anticipated potential hits mdash; Diablo III and Max Payne 3.

Proponents

Consoles this week were in agreement with the owners of personal computers, also prefer Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The game took just two first places in the sales chart in versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Third place was awarded the Max Payne 3. A complete list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Limited Edition)
  2. Diablo III
  3. Max Payne 3 (DVD-Box)
  4. Wargame: Europe on fire
  5. Confrontation. The Last Stand
  6. Bestseller. Behind Enemy Lines 2. Sturm. Complete edition
  7. Stronghold Kingdoms (Gift Edition)
  8. Mukhtar and his team
  9. Rayman Origins
  10. Total War Shogun 2: Samurai Sunset (Collector’s Edition)

Games and accessories for consoles:

  1. Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  2. Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
  3. Hitman: Absolution (PlayStation 3)
  4. Dragon’s Dogma (PlayStation 3)
  5. Max Payne 3 (PlayStation 3)
  6. Max Payne 3 (Xbox 360)
  7. Silent Hill: Downpour (PlayStation 3)
  8. Prototype 2 Blackwatch Collector’s Edition (PlayStation 3)
  9. Prototype 2. Radnet Edition (PlayStation 3)
  10. Prototype 2. Radnet Edition (Xbox 360)

Electronic Arts has revised its policy on locked user profiles. Previously, players who violate the rules, not allowed to connect to the network mode. Due to blocked accounts gamers also lost their opportunity to be a single player campaign in the projects acquired in the service Origin. Such actions are always accompanied by squalls publisher protests and indignation. Now, the agreement provides for free access to all content downloaded from the service in the offline mode. Detailed instructions are available on the publisher site.

Company CCP held a custom action among fans EVE Online. In the digital distribution service, along with the play objects and subscriptions for sale put the GeForce 560 $ 300 # 36; apiece. They can be purchased in-game currency PLEX. Interestingly, the users literally swept away cards from the shelves, sold out 100 sets of 2 minutes.

Company Nintendo announced at E3 2012 three expected project: a new part of a series of Super Mario Bros., Pikmin 3 and Luigi’s Mansion 2. This was officially announced by Shigeru Miyamoto (Shigeru Miyamoto). The developer also said that the game of the plumber Mario will be based on Super Mario Mii, which was demonstrated last year at the launch of the technical features of the controller Wii U. Recall that E3 2012 will be held from 5 to 7 June in Los Angeles.

Successfully completed fundraising for the development of Wasteland 2. Within the 30-day-long campaign fans have donated $ 2.9 million. The event was attended by 61,290 people from around the world. Project manager Brian Fargo (Brian Fargo) thanked all the participants. In work on Wasteland 2 will participate studio Obsidian Entertainment and writer Chris Avellone (Chris Avellone). Chris also was author graphic novel based on the game universe. Development of the project is for the PC and Mac.

Version The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Xbox 360 will support the controller Kinect. This innovation will allow players to use voice control. Results will be introduced over 200 voice commands with which the hero can manipulate inventory items, to give orders colleagues on the team, as well as fight, shouting incantations. Interestingly, the power of magic attack depends on whether the player said something to the dragon’s tongue or not. Kinect support will be available in late April, after the release of a free update, and now model the correct pronunciation of laquo; Fus Ro Dahraquo;!

In Resident Evil 6 will be enabled Mercenaries. The player will play the role of a mercenary who has to try to repel hundreds of zombies in the allotted time. You can fight as a team, and alone. As an incentive for pre-order trading platforms provide customers an additional one of the three maps for this mode: The Catacombs, High Seas Fortress or Rail Yard. After the release of Resident Evil 6, all locations will be available as a paid download DLC. Release of the project will be held on October 2 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Staff Ninja Theory published new details of the project DmC: Devil May Cry. According to them, realistic videos were created using the latest developments in the system of Motion Capture. This technology has helped get right facial expressions of actors who served as prototypes for the characters. However, in order to implement a credible military component, developers had to do all the animation by hand. This approach has produced results: a series of unique tricks and every movement of the hero were thought to detail. In a painstaking process involved and the company Capcom. Release DmC: Devil May Cry for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.

PC-version of the military shooter Sniper Elite V2 will include an additional mode for multiplayer component. In particular, it will add a team competition Team Deathmatch with up to 12 players. Mode will be available simultaneously with the project mdash; May 4.

Company Namco Bandai has shared new details about the fighting game Tekken Tag Tournament 2. The game will introduce additional characters mdash; if the original version of the arcade fighter was 44, the console they will be more than 50. Will be a special training regime Fight Lab for users who are new to the series. In it the player to define the training program, as well as tricks and combo attacks, which will enable them to virtual opponent. Also in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be available race laquo; one on odinraquo;, laquo; dvuhraquo one against, and laquo; dvuhraquo two against.; The European release of the project for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in September this year.

Fantastic action Halo 4 will be released on November 6 exclusively for the Xbox 360 mdash; this officially officials said Microsoft. Events unfold four years after what was happening v Halo 3. Responsible for drafting studio 343 Industries.

Company Aeria Games plans to release online project Waren Story in Europe. Events popular Korean game is set in a fantasy medieval world. Users will be offered to join one of the warring factions. The project featured four character classes: warrior, using as their primary weapons swords, martial arts fighters, shooters and archers. Developers have relied on a PvP-battle. Specifically for this type of battle was invented more than a dozen different modes. The official release date for the PC will be announced later.

Company Namco Bandai has announced the official release date for the PC-version Dark Souls: role-playing game will go on sale August 24. In addition, it was announced that the project will support the service Games For Windows Live. This news caused a lot of negative feedback to users mdash; fans of the game need to change the decision, including support for Steam. Attempts to influence the publisher, users write a petition and collect signatures in support. In the framework of the action plan to collect 1 million votes.

Publisher Koch Media reported that the Games of Thrones will be released in early June for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game is a shooter with role-playing elements and is based upon the epic saga laquo; Song of Ice and plameniraquo by George Martin. The script was written under the guidance of the author. The project is being developed based on Unreal Engine 3, promises to be one of the most detailed and interesting fantasy games.

Company Square Enix has announced the exact date and details of the release of the criminal action Sleeping Dogs. The project will be released August 17, 2012 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Those who pre-order the European version of the game will receive bonus content. In particular, it is a downloadable addition George St. Pierre (advanced techniques and equipment, etc) and Police Protection (Mission High Speed, a rifle, police uniforms, and a company car).

The launch multiplayer shooter Tribes: Ascend for PC. Download the game for free from the official website. Fiction thriller has nine character classes, five game modes and sixteen cards. Selected hero players are invited to take part in team battles with a solid arsenal of futuristic combat vehicles and jetpacks.

Publisher Electronic Arts will present the first downloadable content for arcade simulator snowboarding SSX. The structure of DLC is a mountain peak with a few extreme slopes, three classic ski descent from the previous parts of the series and seven popular characters from SSX Tricky and SSX 3. Output set on 1 May for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, it cost $ # 36; 7,99.

Sony announced the release of EverQuest 2 additions: Skyshrine for PC. The updated version of the multiplayer games available to a large area of ??research called laquo; Awakening zemliraquo.; They go through the exciting adventures and more than a hundred jobs. But the main purpose mdash; search of the lost city of the ancient dragons laquo; Skayshraynaraquo.; Other features worth noting the increase in leveling up to 92 and a new mount mdash; Drakuru.

Company Rockstar Games will release in conjunction with Marvel comic series based on Max Payne. Graphic novel is in three parts and will be distributed free of charge in a digital version of the official website of Max Payne 3. The first chapter is called After the Fall and talks about the unknown facts from the past of the hero. On scenario graphic novels work Dan Houser (Dan Houser) and Sam Lake (Sam Lake), and are responsible for the visual side of the artists Greg Horn (Greg Horn) and Fernando Blanco (Fernando Blanco). Comics will release simultaneously with the release of Max Payne 3 mdash; June 1.

UPCOMING WEEK

Crytek has announced the sci-fi thriller Crysis 3. The game is set in New York in 2047. CELL Corporation builds over the area metropolis special protective dome Nanodome. Leaders officially states that these buildings will protect citizens from an alien invasion, but in fact they mdash; only part of the plan to establish absolute power. The protagonist mdash; modified soldiers Prophet. To uncover a conspiracy, he will make a dangerous journey to the seven areas of the city and fight with both agents Corporation CELL, and aliens. Hero of weapons available composite bow, a modified suit and new alien technology. Exit Crysis 3 is scheduled for spring 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company Activision has officially introduced a new part of the adventures of James Bond, which is engaged in the development studio Eurocom. The project, laconic name 007 Legends, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the popular cinematic series. The game will be available in versions for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall. The plot covers 007 Legends brightest episodes of the six classic James Bond films. The project also will include several missions from the last tape laquo; 007: Coordinates laquo; Skayfollraquo; raquo;. Traditionally, the main character has a large fleet of vehicles, a rich arsenal of weapons, and all kinds of accessories. Do not get bored spy help strong and colorful villains, as well as the indispensable fatal beauty. In 007 Legends mode appears Mi6 Ops Missions, in which events will be told from the face of opponents and supporting characters. It also has a co-op for four people.

Jane Jensen (Jane Jensen) is working on a new quest. Creator of the Gabriel Knight series of adventure organized his studio Pinkerton Road and asked his fans to request to participate in the financing of their debut project called Moebius. In exchange, the writer promises to come up with a fascinating story and many challenging puzzles that will serve as an excellent base for the classic detective game. The main character will be antiques dealer Melachi Rector. He has traveled the world in search of rare artifacts and can see laquo; dushuraquo decoration. Such unique abilities to help in the investigation of the character of several murders. With the collective piggy banks Kickstarter Jane Jensen plans to raise 300 thousand dollars. Moebius release mystical thriller for PC is scheduled for March 2013.

OUR NEWS

May 3 in Russia will premiere laquo; Gamerraquo.; Picture removed Ukrainian filmmakers laquo; Edge Kinemaraquo; Simferopol budget only $ 20 000. By genre laquo; Gamerraquo, a youth drama. Focus on tape mdash; story of a teenager under the name Koss, for which the game of Quake is not a hobby. He strives to be a professional and competitive players to win the World Cup. The film was shot in real interiors with virtually no professional actors.

Started

Competition trailers for the Russian version of Lineage 2. The competition can take part as a player and a team of users. Are accepted until May 24 of this year. Organizers promise generous gifts finalists mdash; main prize for the winner will be the laptop HP Pavilion DV6-6B56ER. Silver medalist receives smartphone iPhone 4S Black (32GB), and the third-placed will get media player iPod Touch Black (64GB). For the rest of the project sponsors to prepare a thematic souvenirs. Detailed information can be found on the official website of Lineage 2.

Publisher Electronic Arts has announced the opening of pre-orders for extended edition Crysis 3: Hunter Edition. Contents are based multiplayer game includes:

  • Early access to the composite bow;
  • set of exclusive accessories for the bow;
  • module Hunter, increasing energy supply ‘costumes, as well as expanding its functionality;
  • Speed ??Dial experience points to level 5;
  • Exclusive design for the bow and three medallions.

Checkout on Crysis 3: Hunter Edition is possible in digital distribution service Origin. Price PC-version of the game is 999 rubles. The output of the project for PC and consoles PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is scheduled for spring 2013.

Publisher Electronic Arts also announced the beginning of the spring sales of games for the platform iOS. Cost of the projects involved in the action, starting from 0.99 # 36.; These included games such as Battlefield Bad Company 2, Dead Space, FIFA 12, Mass Effect Infiltrator, Madden 12 and Need for Speed ??Hot Pursuit. Full list of games can be viewed at this link.

PC-version of the sci-fi action Binary Domain will go to the virtual shelves of digital distribution service on April 27. At this point in Steam open to accept pre-orders for the game. For users who place an order by a special offer: to reward players receive downloadable Multiplayer Pack, which includes a new map, a ninja suit, a sniper rifle and a revolver.

Publisher laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo, announced an expanded reissue laquo; Space Rangers HD: Revolyutsiyaraquo, for PC. The developers promise improved graphics component format support HD, vertical synchronization and smoothing, as well as multi-core processors. Additionally, the project introduced two new branches of development that allow players to try himself as a pirate or an undercover agent. The game laquo; Space Rangers HD: Revolyutsiyaraquo, scheduled for IV quarter of this year.

Mail.ru Games announced the start of the open beta multiplayer blockbuster Warface. The game is being developed by Crytek for PC. To be tested to register on the official website and download the project. Users will act against a private military company laquo; Blekvudraquo.; As the characters are four classes: attack, sniper, engineer and medic. In a mode Warface PvP and co-op.

Representatives laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo, reported the exact release date for the game Botanicula PC. Quest from the Czech studio Amanita Design, Mark charmingly distinctive Machinarium, will be fully translated into Russian. On sale will be a localized edition April 27, 2012.