The gaming industry in a week. 39 September 2012

INDUSTRY WEEK

MMORPG Guild Wars 2 debuted in first place in the list of best-selling UK. The project has a high demand so that the company ArenaNet had to temporarily suspend sales of the official website of the overload servers. Note that Guild Wars 2 has sold 1 million copies after the preliminary registration of the order.

Second place in the sales chart ranked crime thriller Sleeping Dogs, and the third mdash; arcade game New Super Mario Bros. 2. The full list is as follows:

  1. Guild Wars 2
  2. Sleeping Dogs
  3. New Super Mario Bros. 2
  4. London 2012: The Official Video Game
  5. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  6. Darksiders II
  7. Madden NFL 13
  8. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
  9. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, best-selling PC games list again headed reservation action Assassin’s Creed 3. In second place is popular life simulator laquo; The Sims 3: Seasons godaraquo.; The game offers the user to enjoy the pleasures of the different seasons mdash; admire the flowering trees in the spring, take a trip to a resort in the summer, fall and Halloween mark Christmas in the winter. Closes the top three role-playing game Diablo 3.

In the console sales chart for the month remained unchanged leader football game FIFA 13. The game takes the first two positions in the versions for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Third place was awarded Assassin’s Creed 3. Full version best seller list is shown below.

PC Games:

  1. Assassin’s Creed 3. Freedom Edition
  2. The Sims 3: Seasons. Limited Edition
  3. Diablo 3
  4. The Sims 3: Supernatural. Limited Edition
  5. FIFA 13 (DVD-BOX)
  6. Dishonored (DVD-BOX)
  7. Darksiders II (DVD-BOX)
  8. Assassin’s Creed 3. Join Or Die Edition
  9. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Limited Edition) (DVD-BOX)
  10. Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Games and accessories for consoles:

  1. FIFA 13 (PlayStation 3)
  2. FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)
  3. Assassin’s Creed 3. Freedom Edition (PlayStation 3)
  4. NHL 13 (Xbox 360)
  5. Crysis 3 (Xbox 360)
  6. Resident Evil 6. Special Edition (PlayStation 3)
  7. Sleeping Dogs (PlayStation 3)
  8. Kinect Star Wars (Xbox 360)
  9. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PlayStation 3)
  10. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PlayStation 3)
In Italy

Open museum video VIGAMUS. Gallery located in the historic center of Rome, will open its doors to visitors on October 20. The exhibition includes more than 120 items (slot machines, consoles and video games), illustrating the history of the origin and development of electronic entertainment industry. The total area of ??the exhibition hall is about 1,000 square meters and is on a par with the stands includes interactive zone where everyone can play a rare game over the years. Ticket price is 8 euros, the museum will operate on a permanent basis. In addition to the exhibition, there are going to hold conferences, seminars and master classes with leading designers from around the world. The representatives of the gaming industry will share their experiences with the students and talk about new technologies and developments.

Winners International Championship DOTA 2. The final stage of the competition was held from August 31 to September 2. The organizer of the competition, as usual, was the company Valve. The first place was taken by the Chinese team Invictus Gaming. Sponsors of the event were awarded a cash prize of talented players in the amount of $ 1 million. Runners and 250 thousand dollars was the player of the Russian-Ukrainian team NaVi. Award of 80 thousand dollars and third place won over another team from China mdash; LGD-Gaming. DOTA 2 fans can get a complete list of finalists to the official page of virtual events. You can also find videos of all intermediate and final matches.

Metal Gear series will kinoadaptatsiyu. Good news was announced Konami representatives at the event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the legendary series. The painting was created with the assistance of Columbia Pictures, producer of the project will be Avi Arad (Avi Arad). Among his works are among the many comic book adaptation of Marvel: laquo; New Man paukraquo;, laquo; Iron chelovekraquo;, laquo; Ghost gonschikraquo;, laquo; Incredible Halkraquo, and many others. More information about Metal Gear Movie will be known soon.

Sony has announced its participation in the exhibition Tokyo Games Show 2012. The event will be presented 25 demo versions of games for PlayStation 3, 19 projects for the PlayStation Vita and 3 games for PSP. These included the expected hits such as Resident Evil 6, DmC: Devil May Cry, Lost Planet 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Yakuza 5, Injustice Gods Among Us, Silent Hill: Book of Memories and Soul Sacrifice. The exposition will be held from 20 to 23 September. It is expected that Sony will show a number of high-profile announcements.

Company Square Enix unveiled the cloud gaming service Core Online. The service allows users to start publishing projects in the browser window. At this point in the virtual showcase presented Hitman: Blood Money and Mini Ninjas. Soon will be a digital release hits such as Tomb Raider: Underworld, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Gyromancer. Get access to the games is simple: you can buy the full version or individual levels for a fee or free to play, but with a constant view advertisements from sponsors site. laquo; Novinkiraquo, and you can try out in advance: the first ten minutes of any content developers provide free access.

Ubisoft refused to use DRM-protection from piracy. This service allows publishers to control the legal purchase of their projects mdash; every time you start the game, users had to connect to a special server authentication. However, due to incorrect operation and network failures forced protection has earned a lot of negative feedback from honest customers. According to the director of Perlotti Stephanie (Stephanie Perlotti), Ubisoft has chosen to single authentication license. This decision applies to all projects for PC.

Multiplayer computer game Superhero City of Heroes will be closed mdash; support for the project stopped on November 30. Running game was held in 2004. For a long time City of Heroes was a success in the U.S. and European users. Now, after eight years, it is outdated and uncompetitive. Together with the project company will close Paragon Studios. Note that the studio was originally formed to support the publisher NCSoft City of Heroes.

Studio Gearbox Software has introduced a new multiplayer mode for the sci-fi thriller Aliens: Colonial Marines. He called laquo; Pobegraquo; (Escape) and is designed for two teams numbering of 4 people each. One unit on the side of the Marines and the other mdash; side strangers. Events unfolding in the dilapidated space base. The task of the soldiers mdash; get to tow, while ksenomorfov will make every effort to kill people. Exit Aliens: Colonial Marines will be February 13, 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Multiplayer Assassin s Creed 3 will be thematically oriented. The focus of the story will appear Corporation laquo; Abstergoraquo.; Downloadable add-ons that reveal company secrets and shed light on its covert activities, will be released every month. Developing character, users over time can open new missions and objectives. DLC is planned to produce throughout the year. Exit Assassin s Creed 3 October 31 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and November 23 for the PC.

Started Closed Beta Strategy StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. At this stage of the game have access to representatives of the relevant press and gamer winners thematic competitions held Blizzard. In the near future will be made more invitations to participate in the testing. Work on the project is nearing completion. The exact release date of the full version of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm for PC has not been announced.

Project Black Mesa, which is a remake of the first part of Half-Life, will be released on September 14. Game created by a team of enthusiasts on the engine, Source. Developers to the maximum use of the opportunities tools reworked textures, models and levels. The modification will be distributed freely available to PC. Now Black Mesa is also posted on the service Steam Greenlight mdash; if the game is a sufficient number of votes, Valve Software will publish it in the directory Steam. All indifferent to the fate of the project can cast your vote at this link.

Arcade The Binding of Isaac will be republished on the platforms PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. It will be redesigned from the ground game with new graphics, music and extensive additional content, including characters, equipment, enemies, bosses and venerable. On a par with this, the project will get a mode of cooperative transmission. Note that the company refused to release Nintendo The Binding of Isaac on their platforms because of the anti-religious focus of the game.

Company Treyarch unveiled the minimum system requirements of the computer version of blockbuster Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. To start a game, users will need to:

  • Operating System: Windows Vista (SP 2) or Windows 7;
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2,66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz;
  • RAM: 2 GB for 32-bit operating system and 4 GB for 64-bit;
  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT with 512 MB of memory or the ATI Radeon HD 3870 with 512 MB of memory.

Out Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will take place on November 13.

Publisher Sony has presented a special collector’s version and God of War: Ascension. Special Edition set includes:

  • game disc in a tin box;
  • Soundtrack;
  • Exclusive dynamic theme for the PlayStation 3 and a set of avatars;
  • Virtual

  • bonus that increases the experience points in multiplayer mode.

Edition Collector s Edition includes all of the above plus a figure of Kratos 20 cm high and the subscription to download additions to the game. Release God of War: Ascension is scheduled for March 13, 2013 for the PlayStation 3.

In honor of the anniversary series Final Fantasy company Square Enix will release a collector’s edition of Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box. The collection includes thirteen-part series:

  • Final Fantasy (Platform: PSOne, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy II (Platform: PSOne, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy III (Platform: PSP, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy IV (Platform: PSOne, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy V (Platform: PSOne, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy VI (Platform: PSOne, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy VII International (Platform: PSOne, 4 CDs)
  • Final Fantasy VIII (Platform: PSOne, 4 CDs)
  • Final Fantasy IX (Platform: PSOne, 4 CDs)
  • Final Fantasy X (Platform: PlayStation 2, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy XI Vana Del Collection 2 (Platform: PlayStation 2, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy XII (Platform: PlayStation 2, 1 disc)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (Platform: PlayStation 3, 1 disc)

Addition the set includes:

  • disc recording events to mark the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the series;
  • book with illustrations Crystal Artworks;
  • two disc soundtrack;
  • code for loading earrings Mogu Mogu in Final Fantasy XIV;
  • themed illustration in a frame.

Exit Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Ultimate Box in Japan on 18 December. The cost of the publication will be 35,000 yen, the equivalent of 445 dollars. On when the collection will go on sale in Europe, has not been announced.

UPCOMING WEEK

Announce Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes took place at an event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series. The main hero of the game was made Big Boss, but the details of the storyline and features gameplay mechanics were not disclosed. The project, which is a prelude to the Metal Gear Solid 5 inbsp, created on the basis of the new engine Fox Engine, will be a stealth action game in an open world. Along with the camouflage and quiet movement, the hero will be able to use vehicles. The presentation Hideo Kojima (Hideo Kojima) showed a demo in which Big Boss first went on the jeep, and then a helicopter. Released Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 has not been declared.

Company KMM Interactive Productions officially announced a project Whore of the Orient. The backbone of the development team are former employees of the studio Team Bondi, known for his work on LA detective Noire. The game is set in Shanghai in 1936. This is one of the most corrupt cities in the world, which is called laquo; Asian bludnitseyraquo.; Money and connections can get everything here: illegal goods, weapons, and drugs. The main heroes are the few Western police department of international crime-fighting. Publisher Whore of the Orient will make Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The project is created for the PC and next-generation consoles. Release date to be announced.

Company Square Enix announced the final part of the trilogy, Final Fantasy XIII. The project, nazvanie Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, is being developed for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game takes place in the thirteen days before the apocalypse. Main character mdash; girl Eclair Farron codenamed Lightning, which is necessary to prevent destruction of the world. Complete the mission, she will visit the four islands in the archipelago Navus Partus. A key innovation of the project will be a change of day and night job at a time, and a number of changes to the combat system. The latter include the free movement of the battlefield, jumping, and the ability to climb the hill. Additionally, in the event of the death of the hero, it will be possible to turn back the clock and replay the situation. Exit Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be in 2013.

Publisher Deep Silver has announced an independent addition Dead Island: Riptide. The main characters of the original game did not get off the zombie resort. Helicopter with people on board landed on a military ship, the crew of which partially infected with an unknown virus. Soon epidemic squinted all current members of the ship, so the survivors had to return to the island, teeming with the walking dead. Creators added to Dead Island: Riptide system dynamic weather changes mdash; now users will experience all the vagaries of nature. According to the forecasts of developers in the expansion is expected during the rainy season, accompanied by widespread flooding and increased activity of zombie swimmers. Studio Techland also finalized a cooperative component. The authors removed the restrictions on the levels: beginners can join the more experienced team. Release the game for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be in 2013.

Studio Double Fine unveiled a new design for platforms based on the operating system iOS. Game under nazvaniem Middle Manager of Justice created in collaboration with Dracogen Inc. In the center of the story mdash; middle manager who is trying to get a job in a department of the Justice League. Corporations need superheroes responsible worker, able to organize the life of employees, plan operations in a timely manner to meet the challenges in trouble citizens, engaged in supply of a secret base and the acquisition of the latest technical innovations mdash; and this is not an exhaustive list of duties. The situation is complicated by the fact that the unusual wards in need of supernatural control and motivation. According to the developers, the vacancy will be available in early 2013. Try your hand can be anyone, because the game Middle Manager of Justice will be distributed on a shareware basis.

Company Klei Entertainment announced the game Don’t Starve for PC. The protagonist mdash; scientist named Wilson, who was in the mysterious world populated by demonic creatures. Finding the way home Wilson had to survive in difficult conditions. By day, he produces food, is building a trap, putting traps and weapon master, and at night mdash; fire support on-site parking and defending from monsters. Now the game is on the stage of closed beta. Users can see the demo and pre-order for 6.99 dollars. After the release of the project cost at Steam service will be 15 dollars. Exit Don’t Starve held before the end of this year.

OUR NEWS

Representatives Blizzard announced the exact date of the final stage of the European World Championship Series. The final race in the discipline StarCraft 2 be held on 15 and 16 September in Stockholm. The tournament winner will perform 32 national matches. Russia will defend the honor of Oleg TitaN Kuptsov Happy Dmitry Kostin and Artem sLivko Garavtsov, Ukraine mdash; Alexander Bly Svisyuk and Alex White-Ra Krupnyuk. The main prize mdash; champion of Europe and the opportunity to participate in international competition Battle.net World Championship, to be held in November this year in Shanghai. More thoroughly acquainted with the conditions of the event on the official site.

Company Wargaming.net is going to involve working on a soundtrack multiplayer game World of Tanks professional film and theater actors. The main contenders were selected Andrew Merzlikin, starring in films laquo; Isaevraquo;, laquo; krepostraquo Brest, and laquo; Burnt by the Sun mdash; 2raquo;, Baluev and Alexander, who played in films laquo; Mirotvoretsraquo;, laquo; In August 44 gohellip; raquo; and laquo; Turkish gambitraquo.; To learn user preferences, the administration had the game in our special poll. Based on the voting, which was attended by over 36,000 people, has become a leader Alexander Baluev.

Multiplayer laquo; Allods Onlaynraquo, plans to conquer the Chinese market. According to the staff Allods Team, at the moment the project is at the stage of open beta testing. Our team has adapted for Asian users more than 3,500 quests, and publisher organized a massive advertising campaign. All of this has had positive results: according to a major resource 17173.com, laquo; Allods Onlaynraquo, among the top five most anticipated online games.

Publisher Electronic Arts will release a collection of Command amp; Conquer: The Ultimate Collection. The special edition includes seventeen games in the series, starting with the classic strategy, released in 1995. The set includes:

  • Command amp; Conquer
  • Command amp; Conquer: The Covert Operations
  • Command amp; Conquer: Red Alert
  • Command amp; Conquer: Red Alert mdash; Counterstrike
  • Command amp; Conquer: Red Alert mdash; The Aftermath
  • Command amp; Conquer: Tiberian Sun
  • Command amp; Conquer: Tiberian Sun mdash; Firestorm
  • Command amp; Conquer: Red Alert 2
  • Command amp; Conquer: Red Alert mdash; Yuri s Revenge
  • Command amp; Conquer: Renegade
  • Command amp; Conquer: Generals
  • Command amp; Conquer: Generals Zero Hour
  • Command amp; Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
  • Command amp; Conquer 3: Kane s Wrath
  • Command amp; Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • Command amp; Conquer: Red Alert 3 mdash; Uprising

Collection will go on sale in October for PC. Pre-order the digital version of the publication can be obtained at Origin service costs 999 rubles. As a bonus, all customers will get early access to the Command amp; Conquer: Generals 2, the output of which will be in 2013.