The gaming industry in a week. January 30 February 5, 2012


List best-selling games in the UK again vozglavila FIFA 12. Football game enjoys unprecedented popularity among the people of Albion mdash; emunbsp gold goes, the sixth week in a row. Silver winners were thriller Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and the bronze went to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Ten of the most popular games is as follows:

  1. FIFA 12
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. Just Dance 3
  5. Battlefield 3
  6. Resident Evil: Revelations
  7. Zumba Fitness
  8. Saints Row: The Third
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  10. Zumba Fitness 2

In Russia, according to statistics provided by the online store, sales chart PC-games led the final part of the story of Assassin Ezio Auditore laquo; Assassin s Creed: Otkroveniyaraquo.; In second place place a pre-order for the Collector’s Edition Mass Effect 3, and the third mdash; Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Among followers

Consoles remarkable excitement surrounded Fighting Soul Calibur V. Collector’s Edition took first and third in the line chart version for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, respectively. The second in popularity is a Collector’s Edition Final Fantasy XIII-2, in which users actively make out pre-orders. The full list is as follows:

PC Games:

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Collector’s Edition)
  2. Mass Effect 3 (Collector’s Edition)
  3. Star Wars: The Old Republic
  4. Darkness II (Special Edition)
  5. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Gift Edition)
  6. Mass Effect 3
  7. Trine 2 (Gift Edition)
  8. Battlefield 3: Back To Karkand
  9. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  10. Trine 2

Games and accessories for consoles:

  1. SoulCalibur V Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
  2. Final Fantasy XIII-2. Collector’s Edition (PlayStation 3)
  3. SoulCalibur V Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  4. Final Fantasy XIII-2. Collector’s Edition (Xbox 360)
  5. Need for Speed: The Run Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  6. Darkness II Limited Edition (PlayStation 3)
  7. Darkness II Limited Edition (Xbox 360)
  8. SoulCalibur V (Xbox 360)
  9. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Xbox 360)
  10. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PlayStation 3)

Publisher Del Rey will release a book based on the series Hitman. The novel is called Hitman: Damnation and is prehistory game Hitman: Absolution. Agent 47 tasked to eliminate a number of political figures. However, during the operation a number of unexpected pops up facts that fundamentally change the look killer on the situation. Author mdash; writer Raymond Benson (Raymond Benson), known for his adaptations of video game franchises like Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell. The product will be available in 2012.

THQ Company in cooperation with publisher Random House published a novel based on the game universe Darksiders. Author of a work entitled Darksiders: The Abomination Vault is an American writer Erie Marmel (Ari Marmell). The action takes place thousands of years before the events of the Darksiders. Representatives of one of the secret orders of the ancient manuscripts found and trying to create a weapon of unprecedented power. To preserve the delicate balance of terrestrial and supernatural forces, the two horsemen of the Apocalypse mdash; war and death mdash; must uncover the mysterious plot. The book will be available simultaneously with the Darksiders II, which was released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in June 2012.

Blizzard Company announced its intention to sell the old 2000 server that serves World of Warcraft. Each device is packaged in a special carrying case, which also will be invested plate autographed by the team. Servers will go under the hammer at auction eBay. All funds collected from the sale of Blizzard are listed in the charity in the Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude in Memphis, USA.

Studio Trion Worlds announced a custom action for players Rift. Its purpose mdash; set a world record, which will be submitted to Guinness World Records. The essence of the action is as follows: February 14, Valentine’s Day, users need to register as many virtual marriages. The players do not have to divorce during the day, otherwise the record will not be counted. In return, each participant will receive a title Tier of Knots.

Festival QuakeCon 2012 will take place in Dallas, from 2 to 5 August. The official program of the event will be announced later. It is expected that the company id Software has traditionally hold competitions in their games, and possibly announce new projects, among which may be DOOM 4.

The company introduced the Nintendo

Gaming network Nintendo Network. Service will be available for consoles Wii U and 3DS. In functionality is similar to PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Nintendo Network users will be able to participate in multiplayer competitions, purchase and download additional content for games, videos, music, as well as demo versions of projects. Launch date of service will be announced later.

Wii U console will go on sale in Japan, the U.S., Europe and Australia in late 2012. This was announced by the head of Nintendo Satoru Iwata (Satoru Iwata). Presentation of the new console will be at E3 2012, which will be held from 5 to 7 June in Los Angeles. It is expected that the event will announce the system specifications and the price boxes.

From Diablo III will remove a number of previously announced features. In particular, it will be excluded scrolls, allowing you to create new weapons, perekovyvaya old, and scrolls to summon companions. According to the company, they had to take this step, because developers do not have time to fully implement these functions to exit the game. Recall that the release of Diablo III for PC will be held during 2012.

Resident Evil 6 is the most ambitious project of Capcom. Core team of 150 people, with the work on the game in addition has attracted more than 450 experts from around the world. This is due to the fact that the Japanese company strive to create high-quality and detailed design that will surprise fans of the series as well as the gaming community as a whole. Exit Resident Evil 6 will be held on November 20 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Release date for the PC will be announced later.

Representatives studio Platinum Games revealed new information about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Developers refute rumors about the presence of a multiplayer component, the game will be only the single player campaign. Compared with the previous parts, the new project will be a series of much smaller plot of rollers, but radiodialogov with virtual assistants will be more. On the personality of the enemy Raiden creators tell in the near future. Demo version of the project will be presented at E3 2012. Release Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 is scheduled for 2012.

The company

ArenaNet talked about the changes that have touched yotanov race in Guild Wars 2. The new part will be being more civilized character and cease to be associated with the savages. According to legend, once iota were mighty race, rapidly progressive in science and owns the secrets of magic. But over time the nation has declined. Now her descendants tend to return to its former glory to the people. Running PC multiplayer project will take place in late 2012.

Studio Insomniac Games will not return to the series Resistance. This was announced by CEO Ted Price (Ted Price). According to him, the story of the game was the logical conclusion of the third part. Yet in the face of Sony holder wishes to continue producing projects under the name Resistance. But work on them will have other studios. Directly Insomniac Games is working on a militant Overstrike, the output of which is scheduled for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Along with this, the studio Bungie announced that it will no longer cause the game to the universe Halo. All rights to the series will go from March 31, Microsoft and 343 Industries. They will continue to produce and support the project. Directly Bungie will work on new games.

Company Remedy Entertainment has confirmed that the PC-version of Alan Wake will be available to support stereoscopic 3D. In addition, the game will be activated function Multi-Screen, through which users can share a single image across multiple screens. Photos showing the innovations have been posted on the official site. European release of Alan Wake is scheduled for February 2012.

MMORPG EverQuest goes to the shareware distribution model in March of this year. Users can choose from three subscription options: free, laquo; serebryanyyraquo;, $ 5 # 36, a month and laquo; zolotoyraquo, for 14.99 # 36, per month. All players who join the community after the update model, as an incentive to get a set of additional items. Note that EverQuest 2 has changed to shareware subscription before the original game mdash; in December 2011.


38 Studios talked about the features online passes involved in the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. A special code will allow access to the bonus mission series House of Valor. You can activate it only once. It was originally planned to release House of Valor as debut additions. But then the developers take care to issue resale in the secondary market, and decided to thank those customers who purchase new copies of the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. The European release of the game for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be held February 10, 2012.

Company Blizzard introduced the system requirements for Diablo III. To run the game on minimum settings required:

  • Operating system: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 with support for DirectX 9.0c
  • Processor: Intel Pentium D 2,8 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400 +
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT or ATI Radeon X1950 Pro
  • Memory: 1 GB

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2,4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 + 2.8 GHz
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 260 or ATI Radeon HD 4870
  • RAM: 2 GB

Exit Diablo III will be held in 2012.

Publisher Ubisoft released trebovaniyanbsp system; Rayman Origins. To start a game, users will need the following computer configurations:

  • Operating system: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 3,00 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3000 + @ 1.8 GHz
  • Video Card: Radeon X600XT or GeForce 6800GT with 128 MB of video memory and support for DirectX9
  • Memory: 1 GB for Windows XP and 1.5 GB for Windows 7

To fully enjoy the dynamic and colorful platformer will have to acquire the following configuration:

  • Operating system: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 @ 2,00 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 + @ 2.00 GHz
  • Video Card: Radeon HD 2600XT or GeForce 8600GT with 256 MB of video memory and support for DirectX9
  • RAM: 2 GB

Game Rayman Origins will be available on March 30. You can buy it in a box and digital versions.

RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings in the Xbox 360 version will be released on April 17. Together with the original game edition will contain the previously released add-ons for PC, and two new story missions, the total of four hours of playing time.

Output sci-fi thriller Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed. Edition of the game was planned for the spring of 2012 for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U, but now moved to the autumn. The exact release date has not yet studio Gearbox calls.

Company Konami has announced the release date of The Simpsons Arcade Game. Classic arcade game in 1991 will be released in digital format. Users will have a number of new modes, co-op for four people and bonus content from the Japanese version of the game: a virtual gallery artov and posters, as well as a complete characterization. PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a reprint for free, for the rest of the cost will be 7 # 36;. Xbox 360 owners can purchase The Simpsons Arcade Game is this Friday, fans of the PlayStation 3 will have to wait until February 7.

SEGA announced that a large-scale independent addition to the Total War: Shogun 2 called Fall of the Samurai will go on sale March 23. In computer users strategy to lead one of the six Japanese clans. On a par with the Land of the Rising Sun, to defend their political and economic interests would be America, Britain and France. Together with a new story campaign mode the game will 3D.


Dragon’s Dogma will have access to the demo Resident Evil 6. Promotion code will be included with the game disc. Xbox 360 owners will be able to activate laquo; propuskraquo, and personally assess the sixth part of a zombie shooter on July 3. PlayStation 3 fans lucky: a PlayStation Network demo will only appear on September 4. The console release of Dragon’s Dogma in Europe will be held May 25, 2012.

Publisher Deep Silver will give bonus content to customers pre-order on Risen 2: Dark Waters. DLC called laquo; sokrovischraquo Island, adds to the game a new story campaign. The main character additions mdash; ship cook Harlock. He serves on the board laquo; Eleonoraraquo, owned by Captain Steel Beard. Harlock once accidentally learns about the place where the treasure is buried, and goes in search of treasure. After the official release price DLC laquo; sokrovischraquo Island, is 10 # 36;. On the shelves of European shops Risen 2: Dark Waters in versions for PC and Xbox 360 will be April 27, 2012.

Company Activision has announced a limited edition of Prototype 2. The collection was subtitled Radnet Edition. Together with a copy of the game buyers will receive a special code that allows access to the 55 variants bonus content from story missions and video diaries developers to additional mutations for the main character. Activate online pass only once, and buyers should hurry: the validity period expires on 7 June 2012. European release of Prototype 2 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will be held April 24, 2012.

Company Namco Bandai released DLC release schedule for Soul Calibur V. The first collection will be available simultaneously with the game on February 3. Users will be able to update your wardrobe female half of the characters. The choice will be offered several types of makeup, wings and bikini. The composition of the collection will also include musical themes from Soul Blade and SoulCalibur. February 14 will be the second DLC, consisting of protective armor, kimonos, masks, animals and the soundtrack of the third and fourth parts of SoulCalibur. The last set will be released on February 28: In addition to a set of virtual accessories fighting game fans will have songs from Soul Calibur IV and Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny. Each DLC will cost 1.99 # 36;.

Publisher Electronic Arts has released a new downloadable k Need for Speed: The Run. Set called Italian Edition Pack and contains ten trials and seven cars. List of Italian steel horses following:

  • 1993 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione
  • 2012 Maserati GranTurismo Stradale
  • 1995 Lamborghini Diablo SV
  • 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
  • 2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  • 2005 Maserati MC12
  • 2009 Pagani Zonda R

This supplement is available only while the PlayStation 3. On the release date DLC for PC and Xbox 360 will be announced later.

Employees Turn 10 Studios revealed the details of the new DLC for Forza Motorsport 4. Downloadable content called the America Le Mans Series Pack. The collection will include the following models:

  • 1986 # 2 Audi Sport quattro S1
  • 1991 Mazda # 55 Team Mazdaspeed 787B
  • 1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4
  • 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R
  • 2010 Dodge Quinton ldquo; Rampagerdquo; Jackson Challenger SRT8
  • 2011 # 2 Audi Sport North America R18 TDI
  • 2011 Bentley Platinum Motorsports Continental GT
  • 2011 Holden HSV GTS
  • 2011 Panoz # 050 Panoz Racing Abruzzi
  • 2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI

Members discount program DLC Season Pass will be set free. For everyone else, the cost of the collection will be 7 # 36;. Available America Le Mans Series Pack for Xbox 360 will be Feb. 7, 2012.


Company Turbine announced the fourth addition to the massive multiplayer igre Lord of the Rings Online. The new DLC is called the Riders of Rohan and contains a number of large locations: Forest Ents, the plains of Rohan and the hill of Amon Hen. On a par with this, the game will add the ability to fight on horseback, as well as increase the maximum level of the hero to the 85th. Output additions to PC in the fall of 2012.


Studio CyberTime System is developing STALKER Online for PC. Multiplayer game focused on Russian-speaking audience. At present the project is in beta-testing. Details of the game mechanics and the estimated launch date STALKER Online will be announced later.

Games laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo, will be presented at the online store Origin. According to the Russian publisher, all legal formalities have been resolved and the company has signed an agreement with Electronic Arts. Soon held digital releases several PC-projects. Among them: an extended version of the military-historical strategy laquo; Behind Enemy Lines 2: Shturmraquo;, laquo; King’s Bounty: Warrior Severaraquo, and laquo; Shtrafbatraquo.; The exact release date will be announced later.

Laquo; 1C SoftKlabraquo, started accepting pre-orders for shooter Syndicate. On the Web site launched a special discount promotion, which runs until 23:59 on February 21. Buyers PC-version of the game will receive a discount of 200 rubles, for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by roughly 600 rubles. In addition, the publication will contain a gift certificate to boot laquo; Golden naboraraquo;, the kit which will include a gold version of DART-chip visor Syndicate logo and a special feature that turns all the weapons in the game together in the gold.

The publishing start receiving pre-orders for Mass Effect 3, which was released on 7 March on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. When making an application on the website customers will get a discount on the purchased edition and a special code that provides access to additional virtual content. At this time, users will be offered a bonus in-game weapon mdash; assault rifle M55 laquo; Argusraquo.; The campaign will last until 23:59 on March 6.