The gaming industry in a week. 1622 July 2012

INDUSTRY WEEK

In the UK the most popular game is LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. During the month, the project has consistently topped the list of best sellers. Last week, game sales fell 19%, but this did not prevent her to stay in first place.

Second line charts ranked sports simulator London, 2012, dedicated to the Olympic Games, and the third mdash; action game The Amazing Spider-Man. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  2. London 2012: The Official Video Game
  3. The Amazing Spider-Man
  4. Dead Island GOTY Edition
  5. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  8. FIFA 12
  9. Spec Ops: The Line
  10. Mario amp; Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, three leaders from among the list of best-selling computer games has not changed. The chart-topping sales fantastic action Crysis 3, followed by a go Dead Space 3 and SimCity. Note that Crysis 3 is located on the top of the charts for the past two months, despite the fact that the game will be released in February 2013, and is now available for pre-order only.

Not less popular project from Crytek and uses of console players, which also ranks first. The second line chart got Far Cry 3, and the third mdash; Hitman: Absolution. A complete list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Crysis 3. Hunter Edition
  2. Dead Space 3 (DVD-BOX)
  3. SimCity (Limited Edition)
  4. Far Cry 3 (Collector’s Edition)
  5. Hitman: Absolution. Professional Edition (Russian) (DVD-BOX)
  6. Hitman: Absolution. Deluxe Professional Edition (English Version) (DVD-BOX)
  7. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (DVD-BOX)
  8. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Limited Edition)
  9. FIFA 13 (DVD-BOX)
  10. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (Collector’s Edition)

Games and accessories for consoles:

  1. Crysis 3. Hunter Edition (PlayStation 3)
  2. Far Cry 3 Collector’s Edition (PlayStation 3)
  3. Hitman: Absolution (Russian version) (PlayStation 3)
  4. Hitman: Absolution. Deluxe Professional Edition (English version) (PlayStation 3)
  5. Hitman: Absolution. Professional Edition (Russian) (PlayStation 3)
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3)
  8. Halo 4. Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
  9. Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  10. Medal of Honor: Warfighter Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)

Blizzard has helped raise money for the American children’s hospital. The company organized a charity event, to auction outdated equipment. Announcement of the event took place in October last year. Items were presented in the marketplace Ebay. During this time, the total amount of sales of blade servers World of Warcraft exceeded $ 330 thousand dollars. The proceeds were directed to the needs of the hospital St. Jude Children s Research Hospital. Some of them will go to support the research laboratory, which is developing a vaccine against cancer and other serious diseases.

The company will remove

Capcom fighting game series based on Street Fighter. The painting, which received a subtitle Assassin s Fist, due for release in 2013. The main characters perform Ryu and Ken. Both fighters possess an ancient martial art Ansatsuken (laquo; Fist ubiytsyraquo ;) . Together they will learn about the mysterious past of his teacher and the dark force that is fighting style. Film crew Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist will make fans of the series, who starred earlier short film Street Fighter: Legacy.

Series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn released on October 5. The film, consisting of five episodes of 15 minutes each, will be broadcast exclusively on sites Machinima and Halo Waypoint. The episodes will tell the audience about the beginning of the war between humans and an alien race of covenants on behalf of the protagonist mdash; young cadet. Fighting side by side with the master Chifom, the youth will be courageous soldier, and later mdash; leader ship UNSC Infinity. After the release of Halo 4 November 6, the show will be released in the director’s version of 90 minutes.

Rich Moore (Rich Moore) shared the latest details of its new multfilma laquo; Ralf razrushitelraquo.; An animated film based on the legendary game series tells the story of a minor villain from the arcade. Ralph is tired of being the bad guy and wants to win the glory of the hero. Looking laquo; podhodyaschihraquo, exploits it to conquer other virtual worlds. One of them will Heroprime; s Duty mdash; fictional first-person shooter. According to the director, to create a theme song for this movie writers invited to the popular American musician Skrilleksa. Contractor will make the company to Thomas Newman (Thomas Newman) mdash; leading composers of the project. Russian premiere laquo; Ralph-razrushitelyaraquo, November 1.

In sale the comic Assassinprime; s Creed: The Fall. It is available for purchase in digital distribution service AppStore at a price of 99 cents. Events unfolding in the graphic novel of Russia in XIX century. The main characters mdash; addict and alcoholic Daniel Cross and his ancestor mdash; assassin Nikolai Orlov. The latter will have to fight with the Knights Templar in Siberia, to resist Alexander III and Nicholas II.

Another graphic novel based on the series will be released later this year. Assassinprime; s Creed: Forsaken will reveal all the secrets of Connor Kenueya. Comic book Assassinprime; s Creed 3 will be written by Oliver Bowden (Oliver Bowden). The author promises to tell the life story of the protagonist and the real reasons for him to be on the path of the assassin. Literary work will go on sale on December 4. Cost Assassin s Creed: Forsaken be $ 9.99.

Space agency NASA has released the game Mars Rover Landing, dedicated expedition to Mars rover Curiosity (laquo; Lyubopytstvoraquo ;) . The project was developed by the studio Smoking Gun in the program Kinect Fun Labs and released for free for the Xbox 360. The game is educational in nature mdash; users to be engaged in a virtual spacecraft landing on the planet. You must separate the boards, open the parachute and land in the designated area. Note that this unit Curiosity should reach the surface of Mars on August 6.

Company Electronic Arts is working on a new part of a series Battlefield. Information about this appeared in the service Origin. In particular, the description of the features of pre-order Medal of Honor: Warfighter indicated that consumers have access to the beta testing Battlefield 4. The official announcement of the project was not yet, however, representatives Electronic Arts confirmed its development. It is expected that the beta testing in the fall of 2013.

Authors Angry Birds made a new hit. Puzzle Amazing Alex shifted from the pedestal of fame of its popular predecessor: the draft topped the charts selling paid applications for devices based on iOS and Android. Amazing Alex version for iPhone has become the most downloaded game in 35 countries for iPad mdash; over 50. These impressive results were achieved one day after the official release. First of all, it helps an entertaining game concept mdash; user must build cunning scheme of interaction between objects in order to help the boy Alex collect scattered around the house things. Inspired by the success, the developers promise to adapt Amazing Alex for Windows Phone, PC and Mac.

In Assassinprime; s Creed 3 will be introduced co-op mode, called laquo; Wolf stayaraquo.; It supports two to four players. It consists of 25 missions in which the heroes must eliminate certain individuals. Potential victims are marked points on the map and constantly moving, in addition to the killing of their assigned time. Has successfully completed assignments charged for a second, and the ability to act secretly and silently kill the additional experience points rewarded. Exit Assassinprime; s Creed 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 30 October, and for PC mdash; November 23.

Creators Gears of War: Judgment revealed details of the new network mode OverRun. The campaign consists of two rounds, where users have the opportunity to take the side of people or the alien race Locust. Each team has five players mdash; one unit protects the generator, the other tries to destroy it. The next competition rivals are reversed. He who would destroy the protected object faster. The group that advocates the interests of humanity, can be formed from the four character classes: engineer, medic, soldier and spy. Locust race represented much wider: from clever kamikaze Ticker (Ticker) to a huge underground worm korpsera (Corpser). Release Gears of War: Judgment for Xbox 360 will be March 19, 2013.

Action Splinter Cell: Blacklist contains many episodes in which players will have to make serious decisions. The main emphasis is on the difficult moral choice. And it’s not about the two alternatives mdash; positive and negative. Often the dilemma comes down to a choice between the bad and the worst case. This is intended to increase the emotional storyline, and force users to think of such a thing as humanity. As an example, the creative director Maxime Beland project (Maxime Beland) causes a situation where the hero will have to conduct interrogations, beating information out of terrorist cruel methods. Having achieved, Sam Fisher will have to decide what to do with the offender. Exit Splinter Cell: Blacklist the spring of 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

In Hitman: Absolution will introduce a lot of side quests. At the beginning of each mission to the Agent 47 is put the key challenge. In pursuit of the goal hero may need to perform additional tasks. Their appearance depends on the actions committed by the player and can be a complete surprise. In particular, in the hands of laquo; forty sedmogoraquo, may get additional information that reveals previously unknown facts and changes the course of events mdash; need to remove bystanders or, for example, eliminate the accomplice of a potential victim. Thus, developers of the studio IO Interactive want to make the game more unpredictable and give players some leeway. Rate this can be on November 20, when the project will appear on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

New update

Season 6: Under Siege a multiplayer computer game Star Trek Online. The main innovation is to commands users who are in the same fleet. Players can build space bases, each of which will be available to new space vehicles, equipment and uniforms. Additionally introduced a series of missions designed to squadron from 5 to 20 ships. Other features worth noting two group tasks for users with a high level, and the storyline campaign of race toliantsev. The latter can take place either alone or a group of five people.

Publisher SEGA announced plans to re-release the game Yakuza and Yakuza 2. Projects will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in the form of a collection that supports HD-graphics. The edition will go on sale in Japan on December 1. On the release date in other regions is not reported. Note that initially the first two parts of the series were published on PlayStation 2. The main hero is a young yakuza Kazuma Kiryu.

Company Funcom unveiled details of the first downloadable add-on to a multiplayer game The Secret World. DLC, received nazvanie Unleashed, will be released on July 31 for the PC. It will consist of seven new missions, Nightmare difficulty mode for dungeons-server and auction. In the story campaign, players will meet with the student Carter, have strong psychic powers, to take part in the investigation of the crazy fans of the writer of horror stories, help the reporter get the Pulitzer Prize and save an elderly woman from the ghosts. Download addition Unleashed will be free from the official website of the game.

Publisher Ubisoft released a supplement to the Arctic Strike fighter Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. The set consists of three large-scale maps for the multiplayer component of mdash; Riot, Evicted and Skylie, and a map of Arctic Base mode Guerilla. DLC includes six new weapons and mode Stockade. The latter is focused on team battle for a while. Every wounded soldier is taken prisoner, and to release the player can only killing one of the opponents. Supplement Arctic Strike is available for download in digital distribution service for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. PC-release will take place later.

Output Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs postponed. Thechineseroom studio does not fit in the originally scheduled date and can not release the game on October 31. Developers need more time for completion of the project, since a high level of product quality is paramount. According to preliminary data, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs go on sale in the I quarter of 2013 for PC, Mac and Linux.

UPCOMING WEEK

Studio High Moon presented a draft Deadpool: The Game. The game is created based on the Marvel comic book, in close collaboration with the authors of graphic novels. The protagonist mdash; Deadpool, who now has a unique ability to experiment due to the program laquo; Weapons Iksraquo.; This character appears as a villain who has the charisma and unmatched black humor. He favored the enemy and the New Mutants team laquo; Power Iksraquo.; Details about the plot and game mechanics yet. Details of the project promise to tell soon. We only know that the main character will be voiced actor Nolan North (Nolan North), who gave the voice of Nathan Drake, a series of Uncharted. Release Deadpool: The Game will be held in 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company Epic Games announced a multiplayer action game Fortnite. The project is being developed exclusively for the PC and will be the first game created on the basis of the new engine Unreal Engine 4. In Fortnite users have to fight for survival in a world flooded with monsters. The enemies are far superior in strength, making attempts to open confrontation certainly doomed to failure. To survive, the heroes will have to build defenses. For this will be provided with extensive tools to build multi-level building. On a par with this, players will explore the world, collect useful items, upgrade weapons and equipment. Fortnite output in 2013.

The company announced

BioWare role-playing game Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar. The project is based on the model Free2Play, developed for PC and iPad. The game will be present as a single player campaign and multiplayer component. The heroes will need to save the kingdom of Britain. Classes until claimed only two: Mage and Warrior. Ideologist of the series, Richard Garriott (Richard Garriott) to create a project to take part will not. Released Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar and the first details will be announced soon.

Studio Kung Fu Factory announced the development of action with elements of the fighting game Spartacus Legends. The game is created based on the American television series laquo; Spartacus: Gods arenyraquo.; Users have to try and get off as gladiators in fierce mortal combat on battle arenas. Each victory generously rewarded. The money can be spent on the purchase of new weapons, as well as improving skills. Exit Spartacus Legends in 2013 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game will be available through digital distribution service.

Company Codemasters announced races F1 Race Stars. The game is created under license laquo; Formula-1raquo; and is a kind of analogue of Mario Kart (as it may be funny zvuchalo. mdash; approx. Ed.). Among the stated platform featured PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Star sports and race cars will be presented in an exaggerated-animated form. In the line of characters will be famous pilots. Among them, Lewis Hamilton (Lewis Hamilton), Fernando Alonso (Fernando Alonso) and Sebastian Vettel (Sebastian Vettel). Each scheme is a real track complement the spectacular elements such as dead loop and jumps. In F1 Race Stars will be the single player campaign, co-op for four people and network rally by 12 users. Release of the game will take place in November.

OUR NEWS

Exhibition laquo; Igromirraquo, will be held from 4 to 7 October in Moscow. The exhibition center laquo; Eksporaquo Crocus, in an area of ??24 000 m2 will place their stands leading international and Russian publishers gaming industry. Visitors will premiere new plays, presentations, shows at the booths of participating companies, competitions and a photo opportunity with the girls-models. Major new exhibition will laquo; Family pavilonraquo, which will feature interactive entertainment for families and children.

Laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo, release and return the game Dishonored. The company will act as publisher of PC-version of the project and will be the official distributor of console action adaptation of the studio Arkane. History misadventures Corvo Atano preserve the original sound and will be accompanied by subtitles in Russian. Dishonored European release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is scheduled for October 12.

Microsoft released a special edition of the Xbox 360, dated to the exit fi blockbuster Halo 4. Console is made of a translucent black plastic, has the exclusive design in the style of the game and the blue ring lights and buttons controllers. The set includes a hard drive to 320 GB, two controllers, a wired headset, a CD with the game Halo 4 and a code to download additional content. Cost Management in Russia is 14 499 rubles.