The gaming industry in a week. 9-15 April 2012

INDUSTRY WEEK

The success marked the start Kinect Star Wars. Topped the list of best-selling game in the UK in the first week after launch. This is despite the fact that the project was very low priced profile press mdash; GPA, exhibited by critics, is 5 out of 10. So popular with players Kinect Star Wars enjoys, first, because of belonging to a cult film series laquo; voynyraquo Star, and, second, the game allows the user to feel like a Jedi lightsaber fight and fly spaceships with the controller Kinect.

Was second street football simulator FIFA Street, and the third mdash; Mass Effect 3. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. Kinect Star Wars
  2. FIFA Street
  3. Mass Effect 3
  4. FIFA 12
  5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  7. SSX
  8. Mario amp; Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
  9. Battlefield 3
  10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store OZON.ru, kept the championship fighter Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The game is the leader for two weeks in a row, although its output is scheduled for October only. In second place was placed mystical multiplayer game The Secret World, and on the third mdash; Inversion.

Console owners preferred action movie Max Payne 3, the output of which will be held on May 18. The second and third charts divided collectible version of Prototype 2 for PlayStation 3. A complete list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Limited Edition)
  2. The Secret World
  3. Inversion (DVD-BOX)
  4. Diablo III
  5. Max Payne 3 (DVD-Box)
  6. Bestseller. Behind Enemy Lines 2. Sturm. Complete edition
  7. Royal Quest (Gift Edition)
  8. Mukhtar and his team
  9. Heroes of Might and Magic (Collector’s Edition)
  10. Rayman Origins (Collector’s Edition)

Games and accessories for consoles:

  1. Max Payne 3 (PlayStation 3)
  2. Prototype 2 Blackwatch Collector’s Edition (PlayStation 3)
  3. Prototype 2. Radnet Edition (PlayStation 3)
  4. Prototype 2. Radnet Edition (Xbox 360)
  5. Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Expanded Edition (Xbox 360)
  6. Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Collector’s Edition (Xbox 360)
  7. Devil May Cry HD Collection (Xbox 360)
  8. Devil May Cry HD Collection (PlayStation 3)
  9. Kinect Star Wars (Xbox 360)
  10. Mass Effect. Classics (Xbox 360)

April 8 to 83, died TREM Jack (Jack Tramiel) mdash; founder and one of the founders of companies such as Commodore and Atari Corporation. He made an invaluable contribution to the development of computer technology and the gaming industry. In 1982, thanks to the efforts and talent of TREM was released one of the first models of PC, available to ordinary users mdash; Commodore 64. Later he participated in the creation of other platforms, including the Lynx and Jaguar.

Since April 11 standard audio guides at the Louvre replaced consoles Nintendo 3DS. Using the console, tourists can determine your location, make an individual themed tour of the museum, view a three-dimensional image of the objects and listen to information note about the exhibits. At this point in the console loaded audiorasskazov about 700 works of art in seven languages ??mdash; English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Korean. The Louvre is the first museum which has decided to use as a portable console technical equipment.

Company Epic Games has officially closed the project Gears of War: Exile. This was announced by Cliff Bleszinski (Cliff Bleszinski) at the show PAX East. The game was positioned as a spin off from the series. The genre is a classic shooter for the Xbox 360, with an emphasis on management by the touch of the controller Kinect. The reasons for the developers to stop work on the Gears of War: Exile, remains unknown.

Python

Ryan (Ryan Payton) provides users to participate in the financing of a new game for iOS. A former producer at Kojima Productions Camouflaj founded his own studio, and now plans to release the debut project mdash; stealth-survival called Republique. Development budget is one million dollars, but investors are willing to give only half of the amount claimed. Missing part of the creators decided to collect on popular resource Kickstarter. Republique plot is reminiscent of George Orwell laquo; 1984raquo;. Main character named Hope tries to rebel against the control of the all-seeing laquo; Big brataraquo, and total surveillance system over the people. If successful Republique be released in November this year.

Supplement Extended Cut will answer all questions fans Mass Effect 3. BioWare is preparing an epilogue, which aims mdash; clarity and detail to cover all uncertainties final trilogy. The structure of DLC will include a number of scenes with dialogue and videos that appear after loading at the end of the game. Output Extended Cut in Summer for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the addition will be distributed free of charge.

Studio Telltale announced an unusual competition in support of the upcoming release The Walking Dead. Fans of adventure games based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman (Robert Kirkman) has a unique chance to appear in the project as a minor character. The winner will be chosen at random among the customers who have issued a preliminary order on the first episode of The Walking Dead on the official website of the developer. Lucky will be the prototype for the character and will be presented in two forms: a healthy person and a zombie. Release The Walking Dead will be held on April 25. The project will be available through the service number distribution for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Cheats Resident Evil 6 is designed for 30 hours of playing time. The storyline contains three separate stories for each of the key characters mdash; Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Jake Miller, who is the son of Albert Wesker. Despite the fact that the characters have different goals and their adventures unfold in different countries at the end of the game, they all meet in the same place. Other details of Resident Evil 6 has learned that the game has a co-op as a network, and with a split-screen mode. The output of the project to the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 October 2.

Became known new podrobnosti DmC: Devil May Cry. The developers decided to diversify the gameplay, so the main character can come in one of three entities: a standard human, angelic or demonic. Each mode has its own type of weapon and a set of tricks. Traditionally, in Dante’s arsenal is a sword Rebellion, pistols Ebony and Ivory, as well as special equipment for laquo; sverhestestvennyhraquo; incarnation. The user can at any time to switch between modes and varied fighting techniques, creating unique combinations of deadly attacks. Release DmC: Devil May Cry for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.

In Borderlands 2 will have an additional character class Mehromant (Mechromancer). The exhibition PAX East as its representative was shown the red-haired girl cyborg. Interestingly, the character is involved in the battles not one mdash; e permanent guard stands combat robot D374-TP. Mehromantov class will be introduced to the game after two to three months after its release and will be available as a downloadable add-on pay. Release of the project will be held on September 18 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Staff studio 343 Industries revealed new details about the multiplayer Halo 4. That removed the usual mode Firefight and presented as a replacement for a new campaign Spartan Ops, designed for four people. All of the events unfolding in the Spartan Ops, will complement the storyline. For passage kazhdoynbsp, mission members will receive special glasses mdash; Spartan Points. They can spend to upgrade the skills of the character, or the purchase of weapons and armor. Spartan Points also provide the basis for the ratings of the players and offer access to bonus modifications. After the official release of the creators shooter plan each week releasing five new jobs for Spartan Ops. Halo 4 will be on sale in the IV quarter of 2012, exclusively for Xbox 360.

Piranha Games

Staff shared fresh information on MechWarrior Online. Developers explained robotic device and ways to improve its performance. Each combat machine has a special set of contact points, called hardpoints. They are designed for weapons and a variety of auxiliary equipment (armor modules to create interference and so on). At some points it is possible to fix only a certain type of equipment. Also, players should not overload fur mdash; have to follow that maximum weight. MechWarrior Online Announced for PC is expected this summer.

Became known details of a large-scale additions Menace of the Underdark a multiplayer game Dungeons amp; Dragons Online. Heroes to meet the drow goddess Lolth, and battle it promises to be one of the most difficult tests in the game. Along with this, the addition will raise laquo; potolokraquo; development up to level 25, will add class Druids, as well as new equipment items and weapons. Exit Menace of the Underdark on 25 July for the PC.

Beta multiplayer Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will begin April 19 and runs until May 2. Take part in it will be only the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, bought Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction, or pre-order for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. In the beta version presented three classes of military soldiers, two game modes (Conflict and Saboteur) and two cards. Output the final version of the game on May 25 for the consoles, and 15 June for the PC.

Publisher Capcom has announced the start of sales of downloadable add-ons for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. A set of eight story missions called Us Spec Ops Campaign. Players will reveal the secrets of creating T-virus, and talk about the events leading up to its massive expansion. Starting this week, anyone can download the first part of addon, and the remaining seven will be available on a fee basis and will appear on the shelves of digital stores in the coming weeks for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company Electronic Arts introduced the first free addition to the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. Set was subtitled Resurgence. It consists of two broad locations for online battles: Firebase Condor and Firebase Hydra. Also included is a bonus weapon and set of new classes, including yustitsar asari and soldiers batarianets. DLC available to owners of PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3. Since April 10, users can download the content to the digital distribution service.

Company Namco Bandai plans to release Dark Souls on the PC. Previously, the game was only available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The electronic version of the project called Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. Release includes several new missions, additional bosses and better graphics. The game will take place on August 24.

Company Rockstar announced the release of the first part of Max Payne for mobile platforms. The game will go on sale April 12 for devices based on the iOS system and April 26 mdash; for Android. Action will get better graphics and customizable controls.

Publisher Square Enix provided a collector version of Hitman: Absolution. The publication is subtitled Professional Edition and includes:

  • game disc;
  • book with illustrations in hardcover and a foreword written by the director of the game Tory Blystad (Tore Blystad);
  • disc with a documentary about the creation of the game;
  • Downloadable Content Agency Gun Pack, which includes three exclusive weapons: Jagd P22G, HX UMP SMG and SPS 12.

Output Hitman: Absolution Professional Edition will be held this year for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company Capcom will release in Japan exclusive edition Resident Evil 6. The set includes the game disc, a set of covers for mobile phones with images of heroes game and a replica leather jackets Leon Kennedy. The publication will be a limited edition of 5000 copies. All those wishing to try on the clothes of one of the main characters of the game will have to shell out much as the cost of a collectible version of the order of 1300 dollars.

UPCOMING WEEK

Japanese company Capcom Lost Planet presented a draft 3, development of which is assigned a studio Spark Unlimited. The main hero of sci-fi thriller will be a man named Jim. A young man works under a contract for a corporation NEVEC, ongoing work on the colonization of the planet EDN III. Under the contract, Jim will have to land on the ice-bound planet and join the group of workers, the leading search of natural sources of energy. The new part of the series will offer players a cinematic storyline, where the character will not tolko fight with alien beings mdash; locusts, but also to try to survive in harsh environments. Along with the weaponry and equipment at the disposal of Jim will be a huge robot. Lost Planet 3 includes single and multiplayer campaign. The game is scheduled for the I quarter of 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Company Harebrained Schemes announced Shadowrun Returns. The game is a two-dimensional step RPG. Fans are in for detailed storyline, an interesting system for character and tactical battles. Development is for the PC, Mac and tablet computers, the release date has not been announced. The work on the project involved the authors table RPG: Jordan Weisman (Jordan Weisman), a science fiction writer Michael Stackpole Austin (Michael Austin Stackpol), Mitch Gitelman (Mitch Gitelman) Malvihill and Mike (Mike Mulvihill).

Company Majesco plans to restart the series Double Dragon. Publisher announced the game Double Dragon: Neon for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. As a developer studio perform Wayforward Technologies. The creators want to keep the brand retro arcade projects 80′s, but adjusted to the level of modern technology and graphics. Offers users the classic story of salvation kidnapped girl. Three brothers volunteered to release it, but they will need to teach a lot of scoundrels. In Double Dragon: Neon is the familiar system of combos and weapons. Digital release in July of this year.

In Facebook this spring will launch a tactical step thriller Ghost Recon Commander. Game development studio entrusted Loot Drop, founded by John Romero (John Romero). Users to play the role of special forces soldier laquo; Prizrakovraquo.; Soldiers, divided into groups of three, to be involved in combat and perform various tasks. At the initial stage, Ghost Recon Commander will contain ten missions. A distinctive feature of the project is the relationship with shooter Ghost Recon: Future Soldier mdash; especially playing in the social version, users will be able to open the codes to activate additional weapons and new characters in the main project.

OUR NEWS

Company will hold the World Cup Blizzard Battle.net World Championship. Finals competition will be held at the end of the year and take stock of more than thirty eSports events held under the auspices of the StarCraft II World Championship Series. National qualifying rounds will be held on five continents. They will bring together some thirty countries, including Russia and Ukraine. Details about participation in the World Cup, the registration and prize money will be presented in the near future.

Publisher Electronic Arts and the Premier League invite you to take part in a virtual Russian championship. The basis of the project was the simulation game FIFA 12. Live matches will be held a few days before the actual performances of official participants of the season 2011/2012. Competition will continue until May 15. At the end of the qualifying rounds in the playoffs come out of 16 teams, the strongest of which is to fight for the Super Bowl with the leader of the regular season. The best player of each stage of the competition will receive semi-annual stock Pepsi, and the winner will be awarded with valuable prizes from Adidas. Review the terms of the shares on the site of the event.

Uzbekistan to the Academy of games. Its main task will be the development of socially important national projects. The main topics for the games release in history, culture, medicine, education and development projects for school children. As part of the project developers will be provided state grants. In addition, the Academy will gaming localization of foreign games into Uzbek.