Hidden Mysteries: Titanic Secrets of the Fateful Voyage – wii

July 30, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Hidden Mysteries: Titanic Secrets of the Fateful Voyage
Category: wii
US Release Date: 20100730
UK Release Date: 2010-07-30
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Avanquest
Publisher: Avanquest
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
The game features 20 levels full of puzzles that gamers must decode in order to solve some of the mysteries behind the greatest maritime tragedy of all time. Meeting fellow passengers for help along the way, players must explore a variety of locations ranging from the boiler room and passenger cabins to the ship’s grand stairway, making it safely into a lifeboat before it’s too late.

Players follow the ship’s timeline from departure at Southampton docks on the 10th of April 1912 and are required to successfully complete puzzles and unravel secrets up to the tragic night of the 15th. Items collected such as photographs, cigar cases and compasses are added to an inventory list displayed on the bottom screen, these items can be dragged and dropped to the relevant area on the screen when needed to complete a puzzle.

Clicking on the map icon in the corner of the screen enables players to see which areas of the ship need navigating. A hint symbol is also available to help direct users to the location of objects in particularly complex and challenging levels. Players can also follow different paths within the game, which produce multiple unique endings depending on the choices made. Exclusive to the WiiTM edition are interactive puzzles using the WiiTM remote and an unlockable bonus level which takes you back below the seas to the Titanic wreck, nearly 100 years after the ship’s sinking.

Hidden Mysteries: Titanic Secrets of the Fateful Voyage – ds

July 30, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Hidden Mysteries: Titanic Secrets of the Fateful Voyage
Category: ds
US Release Date: 20100730
UK Release Date: 2010-07-30
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Avanquest
Publisher: Avanquest
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
The game features 20 levels full of puzzles that gamers must decode in order to solve some of the mysteries behind the greatest maritime tragedy of all time. Meeting fellow passengers for help along the way, players must explore a variety of locations ranging from the boiler room and passenger cabins to the ship’s grand stairway, making it safely into a lifeboat before it’s too late.

Players follow the ship’s timeline from departure at Southampton docks on the 10th of April 1912 and are required to successfully complete puzzles and unravel secrets up to the tragic night of the 15th. Items collected such as photographs, cigar cases and compasses are added to an inventory list displayed on the bottom screen, these items can be dragged and dropped to the relevant area on the screen when needed to complete a puzzle.

Clicking on the map icon in the corner of the screen enables players to see which areas of the ship need navigating. A hint symbol is also available to help direct users to the location of objects in particularly complex and challenging levels. Players can also follow different paths within the game, which produce multiple unique endings depending on the choices made. Exclusive to the WiiTM edition are interactive puzzles using the WiiTM remote and an unlockable bonus level which takes you back below the seas to the Titanic wreck, nearly 100 years after the ship’s sinking.

Disney Guilty Party – wii

July 27, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Disney Guilty Party
Category: wii
US Release Date: 20100727
UK Release Date: 2010-07-27
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Wideload Games
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
Guilty Party tells the thrilling tale of the Dickens Detective Agency as they solve crimes set in motion by the master criminal known as Mr. Valentine. Up to four players can solve crimes in a variety of locations all over the world to unlock the secrets of Mr. Valentine’s grand scheme.

Guilty Party offers both cooperative and competitive gameplay for all ages. Players choose a detective and take turns exploring the environment to uncover clues to discover the culprit’s identity. When players have enough evidence, they can accuse their prime suspect and try to solve the case.

"Mysteries are one of the world’s most beloved forms of storytelling, and Guilty Party brings mysteries to Wii in a way that the whole family can play together," said Tom Kang, studio head and general manager, Wideload Games. "Everyone loves a good mystery, especially when they get to be the detective."

Players step into the shoes of the Dickens family and work together to explore crime scenes and play mini-games to collect clues and interrogate suspects. Guilty Party transforms the Wii RemoteTM into classic detective tools: a magnifying glass, a flashlight, a lock-pick, a fingerprint kit, and more. Players then discuss and piece together the clues in their detective notebooks to deduce the identity of the culprit.

The Dickens family tracks Mr. Valentine across the globe, from a high-speed train to a leaky aquarium to many other locations to solve new mysteries. Once the mysteries are solved, players can play again with a new set of clues, suspects and mini-games with a different experience every time. It takes more than quick reflexes to win, it also takes quick wits.

"We’re packing an amazing amount of play-time into a single game," said Patrick Curry, game director, Wideload Games. "Guilty Party is a bit like a board game, since families can play each mystery over and over again and never have the same experience twice."

Guilty Party is the first new franchise developed by Wideload Games for Disney Interactive Studios. The game’s characters and locations are inspired by classic detective lore, with the storytelling, unique humor and art style that have distinguished Wideload Games. Guilty Party will have players applying logic to solve the mysteries while laughing at the wacky cast of characters, situations and animated scenes.

"Wideload Games is a leader in unique creative games that keep players entertained and amused for hours," said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "Guilty Party was a natural fit for Disney and the beneficial working relationship led to the highly creative studio joining our portfolio of talented studios."

Spring Up Harmony – x360

July 26, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Spring Up Harmony
Category: x360
US Release Date: 20100726
UK Release Date: 2010-07-26
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Frozax Games
Publisher: Frozax Games
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
Spring Up Harmony takes the best of Breakout and Pachinko and spices it up with 2D physics. Launch balls on color-matching items to clear the 30 levels of the game and collect the ten rewards. Use motors, fans, mechanisms, hanging objects and gravity to your advantage to catch the falling objects. Challenge a friend in the multi-player mode, where both players are playing on the same screen.

Zhu Zhu Pets – ds

July 23, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Zhu Zhu Pets
Category: ds
US Release Date: 20100723
UK Release Date: 2010-07-23
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Activision European Publishing
Publisher: Activision European Publishing
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
"Ever since Zhu Zhu PetsTM exploded in popularity, launching a video game has felt like a natural fit in product evolution," said Natalie Hornsby, Director of Marketing Strategies and Brand Development, Cepia, LLC. "We share our fans’ excitement in bringing Zhu Zhu PetsTM to the video game space, and think this will help us reach more kids to engage in the Zhu Zhu PetsTM experience."

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies – ds

July 23, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Category: ds
US Release Date: 20100723
UK Release Date: 2010-07-23
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Square Enix Europe Ltd
Publisher: Nintendo
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
In DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, players begin their adventure as guardian of a city who is sent to retrieve the fruits of a sacred tree that have the power to grant wishes. Players travel the world, conquer fearsome monsters and unravel an epic storyline. During their journey, players will encounter mighty opponents in fast-paced battles, and also interact with a colourful cast of characters.

DRAGON QUEST IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies contains special modes that let players to share their adventure with others, allowing up to four players to team up via a local wireless connection and experience the fun of tackling challenging monsters and dungeons cooperatively with their own unique characters. Players can even leave the game active in their backpacks, pockets or purses and still interact with other players via an interactive “Canvassing Mode.” Information about players’ unique characters can be wirelessly transmitted to others, and treasure maps and customized greetings can be exchanged automatically by players who come within range of one another when their games are set to Canvassing Mode.

Players looking to enjoy a variety of different game activities can take on special side quests. Some of these quests will be earned by progressing through the game, while additional quests will be made available for free download for players with broadband Internet access after the game launches, providing hours of additional content for virtual adventurers to enjoy either on their own or with friends. Some downloadable quests will continue the main storyline of the game, while others offer standalone missions.

Young Thor – psp

July 21, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Young Thor
Category: psp
US Release Date: 20100721
UK Release Date: 2010-07-21
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Frima Studio
Publisher: Frima Studio
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
As young Thor, you’ll have to travel to both Midgard and Asgard, battling hordes of mythical monsters as you strive to put an end to Hel’s evil designs. The three Norns – Urd, Skuld and Verdandi – have gone missing, leaving no one to tend to Yggdrasil, the World Tree. Can you save the day and restore balance? Do you have what it takes to be the mighty god of thunder?

Frima Studio has already established itself as a leader within the PlayStation mini space with 2009’s Zombie Tycoon. The strategy game allowed players to take command of three squads of the undead to conquer cities and enslave humanity and is a top-selling mini.

LIMBO – x360

July 21, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: LIMBO
Category: x360
US Release Date: 20100721
UK Release Date: 2010-07-21
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Playdead
Publisher: Playdead
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore – ds

July 20, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Category: ds
US Release Date: 20100720
UK Release Date: 2010-07-20
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: 505 Games
Publisher: 505 Games
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
In Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore the videogame, gamers can play as multiple characters from the film in over 45 covert operations and on seven different mission types across various locations and environments that have been inspired by the film. Gamers can play as a rookie canine agent, a super feline double agent or a streetwise pigeon, each armed with their own set of skills. The object of the game is to defeat the evil Kitty Galore and her minions by utilizing the characters unique abilities and gadgets.

“Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is a hilarious action-platform game that draws upon the high-tech gadgetry and high-stakes espionage taking place in the eternal underground war between cats and dogs,” said Ian Howe, Managing Director 505 Games. “With the immense success of the first film and following of the franchise, this game is sure to secure a prominent place in what will be a long future for Cats & Dogs.” Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore has been given a 3+PEGI rating and, will be available at retail outlets this summer.

Ophidian Wars: Opac’s Journey – x360

July 18, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Ophidian Wars: Opac’s Journey
Category: x360
US Release Date: 20100718
UK Release Date: 2010-07-18
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Small Cave Games
Publisher: Small Cave Games
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
Small Cave Games is an indie game development company based in New York City. Opac’s Journey is the debut title, with Ophidian Wars: The Legend of Kilflame following "when it’s done." Our current focus is Xbox Live Indie Games, with possible expansion into PC. We’re somewhat normal people who love games and love making them – come visit us on our website and say hello.

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