Archive for August 3rd, 2007

MLB Power Pros

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

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2k Sports and Konami announced that they would be making a Major League Baseball game based on they very popular Japanese video game series, Power Pros. All current Major League baseball players, fields, and teams will be feature in Power Pros fashion in MLB Power Pros. For more details, read the press release bellow.

2K Sports and Konami Announce MLB® Power Pros

New York, NY and El Segundo, CA – August 3, 2007 – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today a new and exciting Major League Baseball® title – MLB® Power Pros. Developed by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., and based on the best selling “Power Pro” baseball series in Japan, MLB Power Pros will be published by 2K Sports in North America and will be available in Fall 2007.

“For years, Konami’s Power Pro Baseball has been Japan’s No. 1 baseball game, in sales and fan ratings,” said Kazumi Kitaue, Chairman and CEO of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Now, in an excellent partnership with 2K Sports, it is with great pleasure that we bring Power Pro Baseball to the North American market as MLB Power Pros, where this great sport was born.”

MLB Power Pros delivers an original visual style to America’s favorite pastime. Every MLB® player will be represented in the “Power Pro” character style – a miniature toy-like figurine model. Gamers will recognize their favorite baseball stars through comic usage of facial expressions, facial hair, and hair styles. Every MLB ballpark has been faithfully replicated with their respective famous landmarks, bringing astounding authenticity to every game. This visual combination is certain to delight baseball fans of all ages.

Solid gameplay features and responsive controls provide an exciting baseball experience in MLB Power Pros. The easy pick-up-and-play mechanics in both pitching and batting allow for instant fun. Amazing animations will be seen in the field with incredible double plays, diving catches, and even home-run-robbing wall catches.

Featuring over a dozen different game modes, MLB Power Pros offers great long-term playability highlighted by the detailed Season Mode and popular Success Mode. With Season Mode, players become an MLB team general manager with the goal of winning the World Series™ by controlling all aspects of the team including training players, purchasing better equipment, making trades, and much more. Success Mode combines traditional role-playing elements with baseball scenarios to create one of the most unique and compelling game modes in any sports title. This story-based mode puts the user in the role of a college baseball player with the goal of becoming a Major League player – gamers will train the player in numerous games while dealing with real-world situations of academics, part-time jobs, and other social situations.

MLB® Power Pros will be available on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo in Fall 2007.

Take 2 Games Press Release

Galaga ’90 Will be Available on Virtual Console this Monday

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

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According to Hudson Entertainment’s Virtual Console website, Galaga ’90 will be available for the Virtual Console next Monday.

Age of Empires: The Asian Dynasties: Japanese Civilization

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

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A while back Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties was announced as the second expansion to Age of Empires III. The expansion will, as the title explains, focus on Asian dynasties. These civilizations include Japan, China and India. Recently Game Trailers has posted a video discussing the Japaneses civilization. If you have Flash, you can see the Video Below.


You might also be interesting in reading the Japanese Q&A from Gamespot.

EA and Crytek Announce November 16th Release Date for Crysis

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

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Yesterday EA and Crytek announce that Crysis would be released on November 16th.

EA AND CRYTEK ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER 16TH RELEASE DATE FOR CRYSIS

Redwood City, Calif. – August 2, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Crytek, award-winning developers of Far Cry, today announced that Crysis(TM), will be hitting retail stores in North America and Europe on November 16, 2007 exclusively for the PC. A technical achievement featuring stunning DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 visuals, cunning gameplay, and an epic story, Crysis is recognized as one of the most anticipated PC games and first person shooters of 2007, recently winning Best PC game from the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2007.

“Crytek is constantly striving to push the boundaries of both game design and technology, while maintaining quality at the highest bar,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “We´re thankful to our fans for their support and patience, and we´re excited to bring them Crysis this year. It´s going to be worth the wait.”

Offering true, open-ended gameplay, Crysis gives gamers an unparalleled amount of freedom that fosters completely unique gaming experiences. Players are outfitted with a revolutionary Nanosuit and an arsenal of fully customizable weapons, giving them a wide array of options not only in approaching the entire game, but every single objective or individual encounter. And they will need every advantage they can get going head to head against a menacing and highly intelligent alien threat amid dynamic, hostile battlefields that range from lush, tropical jungles, flash-frozen landscapes and a horrifying zero gravity environment.

Crysis also breaks new ground in multiplayer with the introduction of PowerStruggle — a unique team-based strategic mode for up to 32 players, where opposing sides battle for control of advanced weaponry and vehicles to overcome their enemies. For those who prefer the pulse-pounding action of deathmatch, Crysis will also feature an Instant Action mode, with the highly adaptive Nanosuit serving as the ultimate tool to outwit your opponents.

Crysis has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI. Visit www.esrb.org or www.pegionline.eu for updated rating information. For more information about the game, log onto http://info.ea.com or the game´s official website at www.nanosuit.com.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world´s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS BIG(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA´s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA´s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) creator of the multiple award winning next-generation first person shooter Far Cry, and the upcoming blockbuster hit Crysis, is an interactive entertainment development company with its headquarters located in Frankfurt/Main, Germany and additional studios in Kiev, Ukraine and Budapest, Hungary. Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high quality video games for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by their proprietary cutting edge 3D-Game-Technology CryENGINE 2(R). For more information about Crytek, please visit www.crytek.com. Developers who are interested in obtaining a commercial license for the CryENGINE 2(R) middleware should mail their enquiries to cryengine@crytek.com.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS BIG, and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Crytek, Crysis and CryENGINE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crytek. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Press Release

PAL Virtual Console Update: August 03, 2007

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

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UK:

    SEGA Mega Drive

    • Dynamite Headdy
    • Shining Force
    • Shinobi III

Austrailia:

    SEGA Mega Drive

    • Dynamite Headdy
    • Shining Force
    • Shinobi III

    TurboGrafx-16

    • Blazing Lazers
    • Dead Moon
    • J.J. & Jeff
    • Ninja Spirit
    • World Sports Competition

SSBB: Subspace Emissary

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Well this world has finally been explained. Introducing adventure mode.


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“Super Smash Bros. Brawl: The Subspace Emissary is a robust side-scrolling action game!”


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This new mode is said to not feel tacked on, is also said to emphasizes character development. I am definitely looking forward to this.

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Smash Bros. DOJO!!