The gaming industry in a week. 2329 July 2012

INDUSTRY WEEK

Game of the legendary comic book hero Batman does not lose popularity. Fifth consecutive LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is the first line of video games sales charts in the UK. In second place nestled sports simulator London 2012, and the third mdash; military thriller Tom Clancy s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Top 10 bestsellers below:

  1. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  2. London 2012: The Official Video Game
  3. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  4. The Amazing Spider-man
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  6. Kingdom Hearts 3d: Dream Drop Distance
  7. Batman: Arkham City
  8. Mario amp; Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
  9. Max Payne 3
  10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, the second consecutive week the leaders of the charts PC-games are pre-orders potential bestsellers. Preference is given to users fiction thriller Crysis 3. The second highest demand is Dead Space 3, and the third mdash; urban simulation SimCity.

Most popular game among the owners of consoles was Gears of War: Judgment. Exclusive for the Xbox 360 will be released in February 2013, but now users are actively draw up pre-orders to get this action among the first. The second and third line chart finished Dead Space 3 in versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, respectively. The full 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 (DVD-BOX)
  5. Far Cry 3 (Collector’s Edition)
  6. Hitman: Absolution. Professional Edition (Russian) (DVD-BOX)
  7. Hitman: Absolution. Deluxe Professional Edition (English Version) (DVD-BOX)
  8. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (DVD-BOX)
  9. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Limited Edition)
  10. Sniper. Ghost Warrior mdash; 2 (Collector’s Edition)

Games and accessories for consoles:

  1. Gears of War: Judgement (Xbox 360)
  2. Dead Space 3 (PlayStation 3)
  3. Dead Space 3 (Xbox 360)
  4. Far Cry 3 Collector’s Edition (Xbox 360)
  5. Far Cry 3 Collector’s Edition (PlayStation 3)
  6. Hitman: Absolution. Professional Edition (Russian) (PlayStation 3)
  7. Halo 4. Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
  8. Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  9. Assassinprime; s Creed 3. Join Or Die Edition (Xbox 360)
  10. Assassinprime; s Creed 3. Freedom Edition (PlayStation 3)

Publisher Konami is planning to open a new studio in the UK. Experts of the company will develop a series of games Pro Evolution Soccer. Now under active recruitment. Presentation of the studio with the submission of its executives and leading developers klnskoy conference held at GDC Europe, which will be held from 13 to 15 August.

New graphics engine from the makers of Metal Gear will be shown to the public in the next month. Hideo Kojima (Hideo Kojima) said that work on the Fox Engine is in the final stage, and hints at a possible announcement of a fresh studio project. According to game designer, the best option to demonstrate all the equipment mdash; this game show, made at its base. Originally it was planned that this laquo; primeromraquo; become Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. However, the developers of Platinum Games did not support the idea, preferring their technical concept. Presentation Fox Engine will on August 30 the Japanese exhibition Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary Event.

OUYA console will be very tiny. Designer Yves Behar (Yves Behar) seeks to give the device an original look to it is different from those present on the market systems: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. OUYA console is the size of a Rubik’s cube. It not only can be easily put in any place at home, but to take to the road. Located inside a small cube quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB of internal memory and USB-2 output. The set will also be available with a gamepad controller size of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Console version Minecraft has sold over 3 million copies. This was announced by the head of the studio Mojang Markus Persson (Markus Persson). The game was released on May 9 for the Xbox 360. For two months of revenues from sales exceeded $ 60 million. Interestingly, only for the first day project purchased 400 thousand people, and the mark of 1 million copies sold was achieved in five days. The company is proud of the result, noting that Minecraft triple platinum status in a short time mdash; this is very surprising, but no less enjoyable.

Company Insomniac Games revealed new details about Ratchet amp; Clank: Q-Force. First of all, the developers abandoned the idea of ??using the experimental chamber, familiar to many from Ratchet amp; Clank: All 4 One. Instead, will be used for the usual fans of the series a third-person. By command Ratchet and Captain Clancy joined Quark, for which the user will also be able to play. Characters to explore the territory of three different planets. Total expected fifteen locations. In the Q-Force will be the elements of tower defense: the characters and the defense will build protective structures. In addition to the single player campaign, the makers prepare competitive and cooperative modes, and also work on a variety of bonus downloadable materials. Release Ratchet amp; Clank: Q-Force for PlayStation 3 in the fall of this year.

Company The Creative Assembly has shared new details about the strategy Total War: Rome II. One of the cities where the battles unfold, will become Carthage. The developers promise a high level of detail and extensive tactical possibilities. In particular, you can place troops ambush and to place soldiers in buildings and on rooftops. Developers pay special attention to the sea battles. The game announced large-scale battles, a solid selection of units and realistic display of combat. Release Total War: Rome II for PC in 2013.

Horror Slender reprinted in digital distribution service Steam-engine Source Engine. Work on the project is an independent studio Ethereal Entertainment. In the center of the story mdash; legend of the Thin Man (Slender Man). This high deprived persons being long, not having joint hands who kidnaps people. The game is designed for co-flow in a team of up to four people. User tasks mdash; find 15 dolls and solve the mystery of the monster. Player dies when it encounters thin person, rest the mind more than a couple of seconds. In Slender will feature two large locations, whose completion will take 30 to 60 minutes. Release date for the PC is not specified.

Crime thriller Sleeping Dogs demonstrate realistic action scenes. United Front Games company invited to cooperate current UFC champion Georges St. Pierre (George St-Pierre). Canadian athlete is a consultant on the production of virtual fights, and also takes part in the creation of animation fighters. This will give the battles in the game the level of showmanship and pizzazz of Hollywood films. Exit Sleeping Dogs on 17 August for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Creators The Last of Us shared new details of game mechanics. The authors wish to encourage users to more careful planning tactics, emphasizing that each mistake could cost the hero lives. Among new developers mdash; laquo; inventaryaraquo living system;: in The Last of Us story will not be interrupted in order to enable you to safely go through the contents of the backpack and find the necessary things. At these moments, Joel and Ellie are particularly vulnerable, because the opponents are still valid. Also from the same components you can build different things. As an example, a first aid kit and a Molotov cocktail. Therefore, with limited resources, players sometimes have to take the only true solution to this situation: to attack with a grenade at the ready, or flee. Release The Last of Us for the PlayStation 3 will be in 2013.

Songs American artist Beck will sound platformer Sound Shapes. Sony Santa Monica company signed a cooperation agreement musician. Under the agreement, the game will include three new songs singer: Cities, Touch the People and the Spiral Staircase. Along with Beck, above the music to the project work Deadmau5, I Am Robot and Proud, English sound engineer Jim Guthrie (Jim Guthrie). Note that Sound Shapes has an original concept and game mechanics mdash; levels and music vary according to user actions. The output of the project for the PlayStation Vita will be held before the end of this year.

Representatives studio Team17 announced the exact release date for Worms Revolution in the version for PlayStation 3 mdash; game will be on display in the online store PlayStation Store on October 10. The cost of new items will be 13 euros. The creators promise not to disappoint fans of the series and save favorite 2D-style graphics performance. The developers will complete the game a number of innovations and special effects, among which it is worth noting the dynamic water system and improved physics classes of characters.

Microsoft has announced the exact release date of the Nike + Kinect Training. Fitness simulator, developed by studio Sumo Digital, will hit European stores on November 2 this year. At the moment the project was announced for the Xbox 360. In the fight for a better fit players to arm the controller Kinect, with which they can accurately perform all the exercises and workouts correctly follow the recommendations of the virtual trainer. All classes have been created with the support of professional instructors and staff of Nike. Cost laquo; abonementaraquo; Nike + Kinect Training will be $ 60.

Publisher 2K Games has specified the release date for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and told about the contents of PC-limited edition game. Complete Special Edition will include a copy of the game, the soundtrack, a poster with the scheme headquarters XCOM, album with pictures, badge number and bonus digital content. Also buyers who apply for pre-order any version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, will be able to download the add-on Elite Soldier Pack. European release of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be held on October 12.

Employees

Square Enix revealed details of two new downloadable addition k Quantum Conundrum. The first portion of puzzles for PC will be released on July 31, and Xbox 360 owners will have to wait until August 15. Addon called The Desmond Debacle will give players access to a new location mdash; lodge family mansion Fitz Quadrangle, in which the main character will have to deal with a mechanical bird named Desmond. A second collection IKE-aramba! offers users a nice save resident IKE-space. Set comes on August 28 and September 12, PC mdash; on Xbox 360. Release date for the PlayStation 3 publisher announced later.

Publisher Mastertronic plans to release a collection of Worms Collection. It will include the full versions of the following games in the series: Worms, Worms Ultimate Mayhem and Worms 2: Armageddon. In addition, customers will receive six downloadable add-ons. Estimated cost of the set will be known soon. European release of Worms Collection for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be held on August 31.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter Capcom will release the company chess with pieces of the legendary fighting game characters. For something to see Ryu and Mr. Bison in the new status laquo; koroleyraquo, have to pay $ 300 mdash; memorial is the price set. Each model of the collection is made of an alloy of silver and tin, and the playing field itself is made of a special glass. The set will be available in black wooden case with a laser engraved logo on the cover of the series. Planned circulation mdash; 5000 copies. You can make reservations on the page of the official online store Capcom.

UPCOMING WEEK

Arktos Entertainment and Hammerpoint Interactive will release a multiplayer zombie-horror The War Z. In essence, the game is an enhanced version of the popular modifications DayZ for tactical shooter ArmA II. The War Z action unfold in the post-apocalyptic world, five years after the outbreak, bevel, the majority of mankind. Survivors offered a standard set of offers to fight the hordes of infected, get food and weapons, to look for other survivors. Users can join groups and interact with each other remotely: protected peaceful settlement enable not only to recover and restock, but leave the details and useful items laquo; colleagues neschastyuraquo.; The War Z release on the PC in the fall of 2012.

Robotoki Studio announced the first project for the console OUYA. The game is a pre-history to the Human Element and explain the causes of the pandemic, which killed millions of people and turn them into zombies. The storyline will be composed of several episodes. Spearheading the project, Robert Bowling (Robert Bowling) mdash; former creative director and strategist series Call of Duty. Its very interested in the console to create a specialist even donated 10 thousand dollars. On the release date for the Human Element OUYA, as well as details of the game mechanics are not yet known.

Company Electronic Arts has announced a sports simulator EA Sports UFC. Game development studio is EA Canada, known for a series of Fight Night. The project is led Dean Richards (Dean Richards) and Brian Hayes (Brian Hayes), engaged in the development of sports SSX, NHL and Fight Night. Directly on the simulator MMA yet no information mdash; list of licensed fighters, game modes and gameplay presented in detail at the end of the year. Release date and target platforms are also not announced.

Studio Demiurge Studios announced multiplayer shooter Shoot Many Robots: Arena Kings. Game, based on the model of Free2Play, will be released in that year for the PC. Users will reflect the invasion of robots battle that will take place in PvP-mode. At the time of launch of the project will allow players to compete in a fun Royal Fish, where the main problem mdash; collect the crown and down to the toilet. Of course, the fun does not end at this. Each week, the developers plan to add new modes, maps and weapons. Download Shoot Many Robots: Arena Kings will be in the digital distribution service Steam.

Representatives

Sony announced a special edition of the racing simulator Gran Turismo 5. The collection was subtitled Academy Edition and includes a full version of the original game with all related updates released after the official release. Also, as a bonus, buyers will get a few extra tracks and a new sports car mdash; Nissan GTR. On it this year, driven series creator, Kazunori Yamauchi (Kazunori Yamauchi), taking part in the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring. On the shelves of European shops Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition in a version for PlayStation 3 will be Sept. 26.

OUR NEWS

Company Wargaming.net announced an international championship in World of Tanks called laquo; Ural stalraquo.; The total prize pool of 77,000 dollars. Qualifying rounds will be held in three time zones: Eastern Standard Time, Omsk Time and Yakutsk time. Finals will be held 15mdash; September 16 in Moscow. The tournament is being held for the second consecutive year, bringing together the best players from America, Europe, Russia, China and South East Asia. Read the rules of participation in the competition and you can apply to this link.

Company laquo; Bukaraquo; release Carrier Command: Gaea Mission. Hybrid of action and strategy is a continuation of the popular in the late 80-x game Carrier Command. Responsible for the development studio Bohemia Interactive, familiar to users serials ARMA and Operation Flashpoint. Gaea Mission plot tells the story of confrontation between the two opposing organizations mdash; United Earth Force and the Asia-Pacific Union. The action takes place in the armed conflict in the colony planetoid of Taurus, where opponents are waging a fierce struggle for power over the local areas, rich in rare natural resources. The project will be released for PC in September. On the release date of the console adaptation publisher announced later.