The gaming industry in a week. 19-25 December 2011

INDUSTRY WEEK

In the UK

RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim topped the best-selling video games. The project holds the leadership second consecutive week. The game is very popular around the world. At the moment, the fifth part of the series has sold 10 million copies, bringing sozdatelyam dohodnbsp, to $ 650 million.

Second place is a dance chart simulator Just Dance 3, and the third mdash; thriller Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. Just Dance 3
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  4. FIFA 12
  5. Saints Row: The Third
  6. Battlefield 3
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  8. Mario amp; Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
  9. Need For Speed: The Run
  10. Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, sales chart PC-Games heads laquo; Assassin s Creed: Otkroveniyaraquo.; The project holds the leadership the third consecutive week, consistently ranking first and third with the standard and collector’s editions. The second line of the charts won RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Console owners in anticipation of the New Year holidays are actively buying sports series Kinect Sports, which are equally designed for having fun in a noisy group of friends, and your family. The two parts of this project immediately took first and second charts. The third most popular was the controller PlayStation Move. The full list is as follows.

PC Games:

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Collector’s Edition)
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  4. Mass Effect 3 (Collector’s Edition)
  5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Gift Edition)
  6. Serious Sam 3
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  8. Battlefield 3
  9. Battlefield 3: Expanded Edition + Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand
  10. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Gift Edition)

Games and accessories for consoles:

  1. Kinect Sports (Xbox 360)
  2. Kinect Sports: Season 2 (Xbox 360)
  3. PlayStation Move Stand Alone
  4. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PlayStation 3)
  5. Disneyland Adventures (Xbox 360)
  6. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Collector’s Edition (PlayStation 3)
  7. Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)
  8. Dance Central 2 (Xbox 360)
  9. Gears of War 2. Classics (Xbox 360)
  10. Sensor Kinect Xbox 360 + game Kinect Adventures

Nintendo Wii U console will present at the exhibition CES 2012. The event will be held in Las Vegas from 10 to 13 January. Representatives of the company limited to only a small presentation of a new system. Final version of Wii U will be demonstrated in June at E3 2012.

This week in Japan, the launch of the console PlayStation Vita. Sony has put into stores 700,000 consoles. For the first two days of the start of sales of more than 321 users have purchased thousands of consoles.

Console Nintendo 3DS will provide a guide for visitors to the Louvre. The museum decided to put to use 5000 consoles in March 2012. With built-in map, users can determine their location in the gallery, as well as listen to audio comment information or exhibit, near which they are located.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is a source of inspiration for designers Dragon Age 3. This was told by BioWare CEO Ray Music (Ray Muzyka). The specialist noted that the work on the new part of the series creators seek to take into account the criticism fans of the game, remove all the shortcomings, and to bring new elements to the game mechanics. In particular, they are studying in detail the concept of open world Skyrim, to glean some interesting ideas.

In Borderlands 2 opponents will attack from space. If you find the location of the protagonist company Hyperion will start to eliminate it from the combat robots located on the moon military base. According to the developers, it will not only improve the dynamics of the game, but will keep the player in a constant pressure by the unexpected appearance of the enemy. Exit Borderlands 2 is scheduled for 2012 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Protagonist of Prototype 2 will be able to read people’s thoughts mdash; is one of the new capabilities introduced in the game. In order to read the information, James Heller will need to track down the right person to kill and then devour his memories. The project will go on sale April 24, 2012 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Studio BioWare talked about the soundtrack of Mass Effect 3. According to the developers, music has always been one of the strengths of the project. This part is no exception. Lead a team of composers Clint Mansell (Clint Mansell), a well-known film work laquo; Requiem for mechteraquo;, laquo; Moon 2112raquo; and laquo; lebedraquo Black.; The company will make him Lennertts Christopher (Christopher Lennertz), Cris Velasco (Cris Velasco), Sam Khaliq (Sam Hulick) and Sasha Dikishan (Sascha Dikiciyan). European release of Mass Effect 3 would be March 9, 2012 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Naughty Dog revealed new information about proekte The Last of Us. Music of the game creates an Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalya (Gustavo Santaolalla). Two-time winner laquo; Oskarraquo; known film work laquo; Vavilonraquo, and laquo; Brokeback goraraquo.; Also, developers have announced the names of the actors whose voices will speak the main characters. Ashley Johnson (Ashley Johnson) will announce Ellie and Troy Baker (Troy Baker) mdash; Joel. Release The Last of Us is scheduled for early 2013 for PlayStation 3.

Learned the details of the plot Alan Wake s American Nightmare. The consciousness of the main character will be trapped in an alternate reality. In the fantasy world Alan to find its counterpart named Mr. Scratch. The latter is a serial killer who wants to kill the wife of the writer. To survive and neutralize criminal, hero to learn control laws otherworldly reality. Exit Alan Wake s American Nightmare set for I quarter of 2012 on the Xbox 360.

In multiplayer mode, Max Payne 3 in the fight against the enemies you can use a lot of tricks. In particular, infiltrate rival gangs will feature Sneaky, which will make the hero look like enemies. In skirmishes invaluable option will Paranoia. It will disorient the enemy for a short time, causing shoot at all and sundry without discrimination. Release Max Payne 3 is scheduled for March 2012 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company Digital Extremes told about heroes multiplayer Vendettas of The Darkness 2. The game will be available four character. First mdash; Japanese Inugami seeking revenge for the death of the Brotherhood of the family. Second mdash; undercover Mossad agent named Shoshana. The third is a Scot Jimmy Wilson, who also has a personal score to settle with the Brotherhood. And complete list of doctors from the U.S. on behalf of JP Dumont. For each character the developers have made a video that shows his fighting skills. Release The Darkness 2 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be held February 7, 2012.

In Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will be available for the game characters from the previous installments of the series. In multiplayer mode, Heroes Mode, users can not tolkonbsp, to act as a special forces soldier, but also feel like Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy. The battles will take place in the mode of laquo; 4 on 4raquo;. The players have to eliminate rival groups, and with it mdash; and zombies. The output of the project is scheduled for February 2, 2012 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

The multiplayer component of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be several modes, created by users. The information published on this chapter Infinity Ward, Robert Bowling (Robert Bowling). Developers selected a number of the more interesting cards fans of the project that are going to adapt and add to the official list of the modes of the network in the next few weeks.

Officially confirmed out Alan Wake for PC. Thriller goes on sale in the I quarter of 2012. Edition will include updated graphics and all previously released on the Xbox 360 add-on.

New Year’s holidays publisher Electronic Arts has prepared a gift to fans of Battlefield 3. Everyone will be able to download free addition Physical Warfare Pack, which includes several types of weapons and equipment for the hero. DLC is now available for owners of PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Electronic Arts has found an original way to make money on its shareware multiplayer simulator Need For Speed ??World for PC. According to the latest data, the audience of the project is more than 5 million users. According to the company, among them there are certainly loyal fans who want to celebrate not only the achievements of the game. It is for these fans created a new downloadable content, the package which will include only one car model mdash; Koenigsegg CCX laquo; Eliteraquo; Edition. Cost exclusive car is # 36, 100. DLC already available.

Company Avalanche Studios has released two DLC for the game Renegade Ops for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The first downloadable addition called Coldstrike Campaign. Commanding General Bryant (Briant) must destroy the new enemy who hides under the pseudonym Coldstrike. Subject campaign includes three missions, arctic location and several new types of enemies. Cost Coldstrike Campaign is # 36, 4.99. Next book The Reinforcement Pack can be purchased for # 36, 2.99. With it, users will add to the game involved two previously heroes mdash; Blazemo and Crystal. Each character has a unique set of skills and your car.

Publisher Capcom dream about moving the release date and content of the collection of Devil May Cry HD Collection. Set reissue will include the first two parts of the series and a special edition of Devil May Cry 3. The project will be different not only better graphics, but the presence of additional content and update as trophies and achievements. Release Devil May Cry HD Collection will be held April 3, 2012 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

SEGA decided on an exact release date for the online thriller Anarchy Reigns for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Originally planned to release the project in January 2012. But then the publisher decided that the release is to take place next summer. In the U.S. Anarchy Reigns will be released July 3, 2012. European buyers will be able to buy the game three days later, on July 6.

Company Tecmo Koei unveiled Collector’s Edition Ninja Gaiden 3. The set will include:

  • game disc;
  • disc sauntrekom;
  • colorful album with illustrations;
  • demo fighting game Dead or Alive 5.

Edition is scheduled for release March 20, 2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and will be available at a price of # 36, 100.

Company Electronic Arts announced three collector’s edition version of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning mdash; Special Edition, Collector’s Edition and Signature Edition. Special Edition Package includes:

  • game disc;
  • paper map of the virtual world;
  • set of seven dice in a special bag;
  • deck laquo; Sudbyraquo 40 cards;;
  • CD with the soundtrack;
  • addition Fate mdash; Touched Weapons Pack.
The cost of the collection will be

# 36, 80.

Version Collector s Edition includes all of the above plus a troll figurine from McFarlane Toys and imprint lithography, which will sign Ken Rolston (Ken Rolston). Price set mdash; 200 # 36;.

Edition Signature Edition additionally includes arts and troll figurine signed by the creators of the game. It can be purchased for 275 # 36,. Release Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is scheduled for February 10, 2012 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company EA Sports revealed the list of pre-order bonuses FIFA Street. Buyers will receive exclusive content: the team stars Adidas, which will include forward laquo; Barselonyraquo, Lionel Messi (Lionel Messi) and the twelve best players from around the world. Users also get additional game map mdash; Lionel Messi Barcelona venue. Location plays a central area of ??Barcelona, ??with an accuracy of copying all the sights and beauty of the Catalan capital. FIFA Street release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2012.

Became known the exact date of release of arcade snowboarding simulator SSX. Originally planned to start selling on February 17, 2012, but the developers took more time to test the project and eliminate errors. SSX now decided to release March 2, 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company Capcom will release a collector’s 33-centimeter statue zombie cop. A special edition dedicated to the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the series Resident Evil. Only 500 copies will be made, each of which is numbered. Online figure shown in the first quarter of 2012, the price is 159.95 # 36;.

UPCOMING WEEK

Company Perfect World announced a new multiplayer game Fantasy Condor Heroes for PC. The project is created by the fictional novel Return of the Condor Heroes. The novel is popular in China, the author’s prose adventure Jin Yun (Jin Yong). Story Fantasy Condor Heroes tells the story of Yang Guo and his lover Xiaolongnuuml;, in the service of the military order Vulin. Developers have relied on motion graphics. The exact release date and details of the project will be announced in the near future.

Was the announcement of multiplayer Storm Warriors Online. The project is created based on the popular series of graphic novels China Fung Wan. The head of the development team by comics Ma Wing Shin (Ma Wing Shing). The plot is the classic story, dedicated to martial arts: two young people strive to achieve perfection in the martial arts and go in search of the wizard. The main focus of the game is on large-scale PvP-battles. Release Storm Warriors Online on PC in 2012.

Studio Double Fine is working on a version of the PC-puzzle adventure Stacking. Feature of the project are its characters mdash; all dolls. Users will be offered the role of Charlie Blackmore mdash; very small figure doll series. Blackmore family got into debt and has to work for the insidious industrialist Baron. Charlie decides to save the hapless relatives, but, unfortunately, it is too weak for this noble cause. Developers will give players an interesting solution. To get the job, Charlie can take shape and the skills of other heroes mdash; for this it is enough to jump into a larger doll. Stacking exact release date has not been announced.

Popular arcade series of Spyro Whelps will continue. Publisher Activision launches multiplayer online project called Skylanders Spyro’s Universe. Now the game is in beta testing. Of target platforms appear PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and 3DS. Users the opportunity to create a unique character, to equip private floating island, as well as take part in various competitions and puzzles in the style of Angry Birds.

Publisher Microsoft announced a downloadable addition k Gears of War 3. The collection, entitled Fenix ??Rising includes five locations for the network mode, the four bonus character and advanced system charging experience. Update allows players who have reached the level of the one hundredth, clear the accumulated characteristics of the hero and start the game again. In this TrueSkill rating and other achievements will remain unchanged. Each repetition is celebrated medal and unique weapons. Xbox 360 owners can purchase Fenix ??Rising January 17, 2012.

OUR NEWS

Russian division Sony announced the opening of pre-orders for the console PlayStation Vita. Cost-top boxes, including a Wi-Fi, is 12 490 rubles. Price system that supports 3G and Wi-Fi will be announced later. On the official site, users can find a list of stores where you can pre-order, as well as bonuses that are waiting for them.

Publisher laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo; informed about opening pre-order for a limited edition of The Darkness 2. The kit includes:

  • game disc;
  • manual;
  • original graphic artist Marc Silvestri;
  • two volumes of the digital version of comic book The Darkness Origins;
  • code to download additional materials laquo; Crazy Abdulraquo; (suit for devil), laquo; Nutritional serdtseraquo; (increase the benefits of eating the hearts) and laquo; Hunter sokrovischamiraquo, (map location bonuses).

The Darkness 2 for PC will be fully translated into Russian. Version of the game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be available in Russia in English. The output of the project will take place in February.

Company Blizzard has canceled a paid subscription for owners of DVD-version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. From now on, the user accounts are automatically transferred to the tariff laquo; Unlimited vremyaraquo.; Owners CD-version of the game can also go to this tariff, but they will have to pay 499 rubles.

Publisher laquo; Akellaraquo; launch in Russia online simulator hunter with laconic title laquo; The Hunter. Hunter. On the track hischnikaraquo.; The project is the work of the studio Expansive Worlds. Players will be offered to go to the hunting grounds in North America. To choose from the different types of weapons: rifles with telescopic sights, crossbows, bows, arrows, and others. PC-game release is scheduled for the I quarter of 2012.

Division Akella Online reported on innovations that will soon become available to users of EverQuest 2. First of all, the Russian version of a multiplayer game goes to distribution model Free2Play. Players can purchase additional equipment (weapons, armor, potions) in the virtual market Station Cash Marketplace. There will also be activated separately chargeable option to transfer characters between PvE-and PvP-servers.

Mail.Ru Group will act as a publisher and a localizer shooter Warface network in Eastern Europe. The game is created by the studio Crytek and will be based on a model Free2Play. The company also invites users to participate in the beta testing of the project, which requires the registration form on the site. Warface exact release date has not been announced.