Battlestations: Midway – x360

January 30, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Battlestations: Midway
Category: x360

US Release Date: 20070130
UK Release Date: 2007-01-30
JP Release Date:
Developer: Eidos Inc.
Publisher: Eidos Inc.
ESRB: Teen
Genre: Strategy
Details:

The Battle of the Sibuyan Sea provides a new multi player experience based on one of the major battles of the Leyte Gulf Campaign, the greatest naval warfare battle in history that effectively destroyed the Japanese fleet in October of 1944. Players command either the US Fleet featuring the USS Iowa and USS Enterprise or Japan’s finest fleet, Kurita, featuring the super battleships Yamato and the ill-fated Musashi.

The single player battle, The Raid on Truk, is based on Operation Hailstone, a massive naval air and surface attack launched by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk. The devastating attack took place in mid-February 1944. Players command the US Fleet in a four phase battle starting with a P-38 air strike and leading to the command of the USS Enterprise and her screening force.

The new battles will also feature a new and unique set of air, sea, and undersea vehicles that will challenge the player’s skills and naval strategies:

P-38 Lightning
A fast, powerful and distinctive twin-engine interceptor and one of the most important American fighters of the Second World War. Its long range and twin engines made it well suited for duty in the Pacific.

Nakijima J1N1 Gekko
The first Japanese aircraft designed and built specifically to intercept and destroy other aircraft at night. It was deadly against Bombers and as a powerful kamikaze plane against ships.

USS Iowa (BB-61)

The lead battleship of its class. Nicknamed ”The Big Stick”, this famous flagship fought in numerous and significant battles in World War II and the Korean War.

IJN Shimakaze
The IJN Shimakaze (“Island Wind’) is considered to be the fastest and most powerful Destroyer of World War II and she was the only one of her class built.

Type A mini-sub

The Type A mini-sub was a two-man submarine. Difficult to detect, the Type A submarines were used during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and throughout the war.

Fuzion Frenzy – x360

January 30, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Fuzion Frenzy
Category: x360

US Release Date: 20070130
UK Release Date: 2007-01-30
JP Release Date:
Developer: Microsoft Limited
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
ESRB: Everyone
Genre: Puzzle
Details:

Fuzion Frenzy 2 combines over 40 mini games with futuristic arcade action, custom tournaments, Xbox Live features and more to create the ultimate party game exclusively on Xbox 360. Play with your friends and family to find out who is the strongest among you.

Backstory
Until four years ago, Fuzion Frenzy was the most popular tournament on Earth and was broadcast live to all corners of the world. However, due to the extreme competitiveness of the players, the leaders of Earth banned it, fearing its influence on the general population.

Recently, however, the world’s leaders have struggled with the problem of overpopulation, and have come up with a plan for the citizens of Earth to immigrate to space. To encourage immigration, the leaders have brought back the Fuzion Frenzy tournament, but with a change—they have set up game zones on various other planets. The people of Earth welcome this news, especially the announcement that the leaders have reinstated the six most famous players, who are returning with renewed enthusiasm!

Specs
Offline Features
o Players 1 – 4
o 3KB to save games
o HDTV 720P
o Custom soundtracks (Planned to be supported)
o In-game Dolby Digital

Online Features
o Online multiplayer 2 – 4
o Leader boards
o Voice

Key Features
Fuzion Frenzy 2 has two game modes so play a mini-game of your choice or compete to be number one.

Main Battle
Compete with your friend and family in this mode offline.

Tournament
Compete to steal planets or have them stolen from you. The player who dominates the specified number of planets wins.

Mini-game Frenzy
Freely choose to play whichever mini-games you like. The play style is up to you.

Customized Tournaments
New you Fuzion Frenzy 2! Play a tournament of your own making using only the mini-games you choose.

Star Fox Command – ds

January 26, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Star Fox Command
Category: ds

US Release Date: 20070126
UK Release Date: 2007-01-26
JP Release Date:
Developer: Nintendo of America Inc
Publisher: Nintendo UK
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Genre: Shooter
Details:

Star Fox returns to its roots with a blistering space shooter on the Nintendo DS.

  • Lylat needs help. Players hop into their Arwing fighter and fight through a unique branching storyline of missions, all rendered in gorgeous 3-D.
  • Star Fox DS brings a whole new strategic element to the series with a commander’s view of the mission. Using the touch screen, players can draw the routes they and their teammates will take, then battle the enemies they encounter as they take over bases and strategically advance across the map.
  • Players can blow their friends out of the sky as they dogfight with up to eight players over a local wireless connection or take on up to four players from around the world on Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Actionloop – ds

January 26, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Actionloop
Category: ds

US Release Date: 20070126
UK Release Date: 2007-01-26
JP Release Date:
Developer: Nintendo of America Inc
Publisher: Nintendo UK
ESRB: Everyone
Genre: Puzzle
Details:

Actionloop, the latest in Nintendo’s Touch! Generations series, is a fun and addictive game for everyone, regardless of age or gaming ability. Making full use of the Nintendo DS touch screen, players are challenged to clear multi-coloured gemstones as they roll along looping tracks. By flicking the gemstones with the stylus, players must create a combination of a minimum of three gemstones in the same colour, which will then cause the stones to clear.

Timing and placement of the flick are essential as the gemstones are in constant motion and must be cleared before they reach the end of the track. To stay in the game, players must keep eliminating gemstones in the most effective manner possible. For example, causing a chain elimination will clear multiple coloured gemstones in one go.

Actionloop is simple yet addictive. There is a game for everyone with four exciting modes to test players’ strategy skills. Single player Challenge Mode requires players to clear as many gemstones as possible before they reach the end of the track. The more stones cleared, the higher the level reached and the faster the stones roll. Each time players advance through ten levels, a pusher rocket appears. Hitting this with a gemstone clears all the stones in front of it, providing vital space on the track.

In Quest Mode players are given a staged task to eliminate a set number of gemstones off the track, and clear the stage, thus unlocking the next quest. Depending on the skillfulness of elimination, players are awarded a metallic gemstone at the end of the track with the final aim of clearing all 60 quests with a gold stone or more. Checkmate mode presents players with 60 static puzzles, each with a predetermined order and number of coloured stones. Players must eliminate the stones within a limited number of moves to complete the task.

Want to challenge a friend? Versus mode, the two player multiplayer mode, is just the thing. Send Actionloop to a friend to play using a single cartridge and find out who can get the highest score. As the host player, you can set up the parameters for the game, including the time limit and track and any handicaps to equate the players’ experiences. Players can also enable special items, including a multi-coloured bomb that can detonate all gemstones of a single colour.

If both players own copies of Actionloop, they can challenge each other to find out who can stay alive the longest – but with additional Blockers and Attack items it won’t be as easy as you think! If one player creates a chain elimination, blocker stones without any colour appear on the opponent’s screen. The greater the chain sequence, the greater the number of blockers sent to upset your opponent’s strategy. Attack items have a variety of effects that are triggered by hitting a single gemstone. For example, Pillar Attack enables the player to throw a variety of gemstones on their competitor’s track, or a player can cause a smokescreen with Smoke Attack, obstructing the view of their opponent’s track.

Rocky Balboa – psp

January 26, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Rocky Balboa
Category: psp

US Release Date: 20070126
UK Release Date: 2007-01-26
JP Release Date:
Developer: Ubisoft Entertainment Inc.
Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment Inc.
ESRB: Teen
Genre: Fighting
Details:
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Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel – ds

January 23, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel
Category: ds

US Release Date: 20070123
UK Release Date: 2007-01-23
JP Release Date:
Developer: Namco Bandai Games Europe S.A.S.
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Genre: RPG
Details:

Rumiko Takahashi’s popular animated TV and comic series Inuyasha comes to life in this brand new adventure for the Nintendo DS. Players will experience the intriguing origins and exciting stories of all-new characters as they join beloved well-known Inuyasha characters in the struggle to unlock the mystery of the Divine Jewel. Utilizing and uniting familiar faces like Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango and Shippo, players will battle hordes of monstrous demons in this epic RPG. With an
intuitive command-based control scheme and the new Cover Fellow System (CFS), players will get Inuyasha and his friends to work together in ways never before seen. The chance to learn the secret of the Divine Jewel arrives in 2007 with Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel. 

The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean – psp

January 23, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean
Category: psp

US Release Date: 20070123
UK Release Date: 2007-01-23
JP Release Date:
Developer: Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
ESRB: Teen
Genre: RPG
Details:
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Bionicle Heroes – ds

January 12, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 
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Title: Bionicle Heroes
Category: ds

US Release Date: 20070112
UK Release Date: 2007-01-12
JP Release Date:
Developer: Eidos Inc.
Publisher: Eidos Inc.
ESRB: Everyone
Genre: Action
Details:

BIONICLE HEROES brings to life the most powerful and exciting LEGO characters ever seen in one game, in an action-packed world of adventure and discovery. Take control of a young hero as he steps out of the real world and into the strange and dangerous universe of BIONICLE. Only by mastering the powers and special abilities of the greatest BIONICLE heroes will he be able to overcome the many challenges ahead.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves – wii

January 12, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: WarioWare: Smooth Moves
Category: wii

US Release Date: 20070112
UK Release Date: 2007-01-12
JP Release Date:
Developer: Nintendo of America Inc
Publisher: Nintendo UK
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Genre: Action
Details:

WarioWare’s back with an idea so crazy, it could only be made with the latest technology: the Wii Remote™. When Wario™ stumbles upon a strange device called a Form Baton, he and his friends use it to learn new moves that are as fun as they are wacky. With hundreds of microgames, this game is just as wild as you’d expect from the name WarioWare, but the game play has been revolutionized. Under Wario’s tutelage, and with the help of the Wii Remote, players swing, spin and squat their way to victory.

  • With more than 200 lightning-quick microgames and controls that range from scribbling to flailing, WarioWare: Smooth Moves takes interactive gaming to a whole new level. Players steer cars, twirl pizzas, saw logs and dance their way to victory. All they need to be the champ is confidence, a Wii Remote and their best moves.
  • With games that are as much fun to play as they are to WATCH people play, WarioWare: Smooth Moves brings the party to its feet. It’s hilarious for players and audiences alike.

Game storyline: While pursuing a strange creature that stole his snack, Wario accidentally stumbles into an old building called the Temple of Form. Inside, he finds a mystical treasure called the Form Baton, which looks suspiciously like a Wii Remote. He discovers that the Form Baton gives him special powers depending on his "form" – the way he holds and moves the baton. Wario decides to pocket his new treasure, and soon the form craze spreads through Diamond City.

Characters: The cast from previous WarioWare games is back with new microgames. Besides Wario, Mona, Jimmy, 9-Volt, Orbulon, Dr. Crygor and the rest of the old crew, this title also features appearances by Master Mantis, Young Cricket, Penny Crygor and many more.

How to progress through the game: Players must clear fast-paced sets of microgames, changing the way they hold the controller each time. As they do, they’ll unlock more stages and pose cards.

Special powers/weapons/moves/features:

1. The game’s full-body controls add a whole new level of insanity to an already frenetic experience. Players use the Wii Remote for all the stages, and some stages also use the Nunchuk to play.

2. As is the case with other WarioWare titles, 9-Volt’s stage features microgames based on classic Nintendo games. Nintendo fans will delight in new takes on old favorites.

3. Players’ Mii™ characters make appearances in microgames and other areas.

4. There is a multiplayer mode where people can play using a single Wii Remote and Nunchuk™.

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition – x360

January 12, 2007 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Category: x360

US Release Date: 20070112
UK Release Date: 2007-01-12
JP Release Date:
Developer: Capcom Co., Ltd.
Publisher: Capcom Co., Ltd.
ESRB: Teen
Genre: Shooter
Details:

Lost Planet for Xbox 360 boasts the following features –
• Frenetic action – Lost Planet is a fast-paced third-person shooter with all the depth, intrigue and intensity of a science fiction classic.

• Xbox Live enabled – An array of online gameplay possibilities await including:

• Downloadable content such as additional maps, missions and weapons
• Online multiplayer cooperative and versus battles with up to 16 players include:

• Elimination – It’s every snow pirate for themselves in this death match mode where the victorious are rewarded for the most points earned.

• Team Elimination – You’re only as good as your teammates so strategy and cooperation is key in eliminating the opposing side.
• Post Grab – Teams are tasked with capturing and holding as many Posts as possible.

• Fugitive Hunt – One player is assigned as the “Fugitive”, and he or she will earn points for various actions (staying alive, killing enemies, capturing Posts) Dying deducts points and winning is determined when a maximum total is reached or when the score ticks down to zero.

• Foot and vehicle based gameplay – Command highly powered armed vehicles and weapons not only to help players traverse the treacherous terrain, but to eliminate enemies that lie ahead. Or, strategically switch from vehicles, including transformable snow vessels, to on-foot gameplay as dictated by the situation.

• Vast environments – Snowstorms, arctic winds, towering buildings and mountains of ice are all stunningly realized as battles occur above and below ground, creating a truly immersive and cinematic event of epic proportions.

• A premier team of developers – The creators of the critically acclaimed Onimusha and Devil May Cry series have come together to create the expansive world of Lost Planet.

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