Zumba Fitness – x360

November 30, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Zumba Fitness
Category: x360
US Release Date: 20101130
UK Release Date: 2010-11-30
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: 505 Games
Publisher: 505 Games
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
In the Zumba® “exergame”, players can learn and perfect nine different dance styles: Reggaeton, Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Mambo, Rumba, Flamenco and Calypso. The game features 30 different infectious music tracks and routines–some exclusive to the game–led by Zumba® creator Beto and celebrity instructors Gina Grant and Tanya Beardsley. No matter what your skill level, the Zumba® game is accessible to all with Learn the Steps training, plus Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced routines in five dynamic venues. As you hit each move in rhythm with your on-screen Zumba® instructor, the stage transforms into a high voltage party atmosphere with special effects and additional crowd dancers.

“The Zumba® Program’s popularity has taken fitness clubs around the country by storm, so when the opportunity to work with such an exciting brand came up, we leapt at the chance,” commented Ian Howe, Managing Director, 505 Games. “We’re proud to offer something genuinely different to complement the Kinect for Xbox 360 launch line up of third party titles and can’t wait for players to try it!”

Players can partner with a fellow dancer to try to earn the highest collective workout score or dance off against each other in Zumba® Attack multiplayer mode. Players can also log in to Xbox LIVE® and coordinate a Zumba® online class with up to eight friends. Future downloadable content will introduce new music and dance routines to keep the party going.

Zumba Fitness – ps3

November 30, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Zumba Fitness
Category: ps3
US Release Date: 20101130
UK Release Date: 2010-11-30
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: 505 Games
Publisher: 505 Games
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
In the Zumba® “exergame”, players can learn and perfect nine different dance styles: Reggaeton, Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Mambo, Rumba, Flamenco and Calypso. The game features 30 different infectious music tracks and routines–some exclusive to the game–led by Zumba® creator Beto and celebrity instructors Gina Grant and Tanya Beardsley. No matter what your skill level, the Zumba® game is accessible to all with Learn the Steps training, plus Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced routines in five dynamic venues. As you hit each move in rhythm with your on-screen Zumba® instructor, the stage transforms into a high voltage party atmosphere with special effects and additional crowd dancers.

“The Zumba® Program’s popularity has taken fitness clubs around the country by storm, so when the opportunity to work with such an exciting brand came up, we leapt at the chance,” commented Ian Howe, Managing Director, 505 Games. “We’re proud to offer something genuinely different to complement the Kinect for Xbox 360 launch line up of third party titles and can’t wait for players to try it!”

Players can partner with a fellow dancer to try to earn the highest collective workout score or dance off against each other in Zumba® Attack multiplayer mode. Players can also log in to Xbox LIVE® and coordinate a Zumba® online class with up to eight friends. Future downloadable content will introduce new music and dance routines to keep the party going.

Zumba Fitness – wii

November 30, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Zumba Fitness
Category: wii
US Release Date: 20101130
UK Release Date: 2010-11-30
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: 505 Games
Publisher: 505 Games
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
In the Zumba® “exergame”, players can learn and perfect nine different dance styles: Reggaeton, Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Hip-Hop, Mambo, Rumba, Flamenco and Calypso. The game features 30 different infectious music tracks and routines–some exclusive to the game–led by Zumba® creator Beto and celebrity instructors Gina Grant and Tanya Beardsley. No matter what your skill level, the Zumba® game is accessible to all with Learn the Steps training, plus Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced routines in five dynamic venues. As you hit each move in rhythm with your on-screen Zumba® instructor, the stage transforms into a high voltage party atmosphere with special effects and additional crowd dancers.

“The Zumba® Program’s popularity has taken fitness clubs around the country by storm, so when the opportunity to work with such an exciting brand came up, we leapt at the chance,” commented Ian Howe, Managing Director, 505 Games. “We’re proud to offer something genuinely different to complement the Kinect for Xbox 360 launch line up of third party titles and can’t wait for players to try it!”

Players can partner with a fellow dancer to try to earn the highest collective workout score or dance off against each other in Zumba® Attack multiplayer mode. Players can also log in to Xbox LIVE® and coordinate a Zumba® online class with up to eight friends. Future downloadable content will introduce new music and dance routines to keep the party going.

Silly Bandz – ds

November 30, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Silly Bandz
Category: ds
US Release Date: 20101130
UK Release Date: 2010-11-30
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: ZOO Digital Publishing
Publisher: ZOO Digital Publishing
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 – wii

November 30, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
Category: wii
US Release Date: 20101130
UK Release Date: 2010-11-30
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2011 is here and will bring digital soccer to the next level. Central to the heart and soul of PES 2011 is the idea of freedom of play. This freedom invigorates the series with the most advanced set of gamplay improvements ever attempted by the Winning Eleven Production team, coupled with the greatest stride in new content. The result will be a game that allows total control over every element of play – even online – to give the most lifelike soccer experience next to actually putting on a uniform and taking the field.

Key Features:

•Total Control: PES Productions has enhanced the 360-degree passing ratio, offering unprecedented levels of control over every pass, shot, throw-in, through ball and lofted through balls. Users can pass the ball into space, and move their play with total freedom. Players must precisely weight their passes and second-guess the runs of their team-mates and exploit their movement. Players even can apply pressure on opponents to force them off the ball.
•Shot & Stamina Gauge: In addition to the generic power gauge, the Shot & Stamina meter details the player’s exact level of fitness. Constantly sprinting will have an adverse affect on performance and statistics.
•New Defender AI: Defenders now hold their positions naturally, instead of chasing balls that enter their area and work to close down the attacker to force mistakes.
•Animation and Player Physics: PES Productions has totally reworked every element of in-game animation. These additions will become clear before even kick-off, with the players enjoying fluid, natural movements, with more realistic acceleration and inertia than ever before. The physicality between players is also improved, which was a priority requested in PES forums. Jostling and blocking now looks stunning, while there is a larger variety of convincing tackling styles. Ambient animation also adds immensely to the in-game atmosphere, as players behave realistically when off the ball, and walk and run with a variety of individual styles.
•Speed of Play: The new level of control means that PES 2011 enjoys a more varied pace of play, which depends on the situation at hand. The game will burst into life as counter-attacks come into play, but players can dictate the pace via slow build up or exploiting available space to surge forward. It is harder to make long runs from midfield, and successful play will depend on making quick passes to create space.
•Aesthetics: PES 2010 showcased the best likenesses in a football game, and PES 2011 ups the ante further. Facial animation has been enhanced, but the key advances are over 1000 all-new animations which have been recreated from the ground up using over 100 hours of motion captured footage yielding more organic runs, turns, throw-ins, tackles, and interaction.
•Tactical and Strategy: The PES Productions team has implemented an all new ‘Drag and Drop’ mechanism that can be used in every aspect of team management. These settings are also animated to promote better understanding of the plays that have been altered.
•Feint settings: PES has always offered a wide range of subtle skills, feints and turns, but PES 2011 allows users to map their favourite move sequences to the right stick, making them more accessible than ever before.
•Master League Online: PES 2011 will mark the online debut for its much-loved Master League element, with players bidding against each other for the world’s best players, and attempting to build a squad that can compete with the best against online peers all over the globe.

Match 3 Madness – ds

November 30, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Match 3 Madness
Category: ds
US Release Date: 20101130
UK Release Date: 2010-11-30
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Easy Interactive
Publisher: Easy Interactive
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
Match 3 Madness adds a creative element to the evergreen match-3 gameplay template by incorporating an overarching aim to the game – building and improving a lavish holiday park on a luxurious tropical island. Players must finish puzzles as quickly as possible and collect a set amount of coloured stones in order to construct a variety of facilities, unlock buildings and acquire improvements for the island, which then provide players with access to more levels.

Set against variety of colourful backgrounds, Match 3 Madness will keep players glued to their DS consoles with 27 different match 3 puzzles, each grouped into one of three game types: ‘Bejewelled style’, where players must swap, move or rotate stones on screen to create a line of 3 matching ones; ‘Bubble shooter style’, in which the aim is to clear the screen by aiming and shooting stones to create a combination of 3 of the same colour, ‘Tetris style’, requiring players to click on clusters of three or more blocks to remove them from the screen as new rows appear every few seconds.

Match 3 Madness also boasts a suite of helpful power-ups to assist the player. Split into two types – Internal and External. Internal power-ups work within the game type currently being played to provide assistance to the player, but External power-ups spread across all game types, meaning players can earn powerups in one game type that are helpful in the other two.

Easy Interactive Managing Director, Michel van Elmpt, comments, “Match 3 Madness is a real pinnacle for the puzzle genre, bringing together the finest collection of match 3 games into a single cartridge for the DS”. He adds, “Match-3 games remain one of the most popular pick-up-and play puzzle games among casual gamers, so Match 3 Madness is sure to be a hit with the crowd”.

Match 3 Madness features in full:

•Over 200 levels
•27 different 3-in-a-row games
•3 types of games: Bejewelled, Bubble Shooter and Tetris style
•Wide range of extraordinary power-ups
•Vivid graphics and visual effects
•Unlockable content

Call of Atlantis – ds

November 30, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Call of Atlantis
Category: ds
US Release Date: 20101130
UK Release Date: 2010-11-30
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Easy Interactive
Publisher: Easy Interactive
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
Call of Atlantis is set on the legendary island of Atlantis, once a peaceful paradise protected by Poseidon, but now in turmoil as its inhabitants have become spoilt and forsaken the powerful God of Atlantis. Players must restore peace to the land by travelling the world and collecting the seven special crystals that Poseidon once used to protect the island, thereby saving Atlantis and its people by returning the mystical crystals to Poseidon’s altar.

Easy Interactive Managing Director, Michel van Elmpt, comments, “The Atlantis game series has proven to be enormously popular on the PC, which is a key reason for us bringing it to the Nintendo DS. Match-3 is a staple genre for casual gamers and the demand is there for variations in rules and themes, so we’re confident that Call of Atlantis will be a hit with casual gaming fans.”

Call of Atlantis features in full:

•Hidden Object and Match 3 gameplay
•66 enchanting levels
•Interesting facts and trivia
•Beautifully detailed and colourful graphics
•Variety of bonus power ups

Spot It – ds

November 29, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Spot It
Category: ds
US Release Date: 20101129
UK Release Date: 2010-11-29
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Big John Games
Publisher: Big John Games
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
Race the clock to find hidden objects in cleverly arranged scenes! Big John Games partnering with Capstone will release Spot It for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service on November 29, 2010. See how many objects you can spot in 10 different puzzles. Vibrant graphics make spotting objects fun and challenging. Exciting features include:

Hundreds of hidden objects: Spot hundreds of hidden objects in 10 themed puzzles including Outdoor Sports, Board Games and Fun with Food.

Pass around play: Compete against friends in the pass around play. Up to four players can race to find 10 objects cleverly hidden within a puzzle. Each player has to spot the objects, then pass it on to the next player. See who can get the best score!

Track high scores: Find objects fast to score the most points. Three levels of difficulty provide unlimited replay value.

Kevin VanDam Big Bass Challenge – wii

November 29, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Kevin VanDam Big Bass Challenge
Category: wii
US Release Date: 20101129
UK Release Date: 2010-11-29
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: ZOO Digital Publishing
Publisher: ZOO Digital Publishing
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
Experience the excitement of the catch in Kevin VanDam Big Bass Challenge with both quick-play and career modes that give players a chance to angle for a variety of bass – including largemouth, smallmouth and spotted – at different levels of difficulty. Featuring expert advice from professional bass angler Kevin VanDam, ambassador to the sport with multiple championships including the first-ever ‘Outdoorsman of the Year’ ESPY trophy and six time Toyota Tundra ‘Angler of the Year,’ players will experience bass fishing action like never before.

Equipped with an assortment of boats, rods, lures and equipment, players can dominate the sport of angling in a variety of fishing hot spots. Use the GPS and depth finder to track fish, earn money and create your very own trophy room to showcase your biggest catches and review career stats.

The Kevin VanDam Big Bass Challenge special edition bundle features a unique and innovative fishing rod. Using the rod peripheral, players can cast, reel, jig, set the hook and fight fish using the same motions they would if fishing in the great outdoors.

“Kevin VanDam Big Bass Challenge and the special edition bundle bring an authentic and life-like sport fishing experience to the Wii in a way that appeals to angling and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as casual players,” said Mark Seremet, CEO of Zoo Games, Inc. “By creating a title that keeps players of all levels challenged and engaged, and incorporating the expert knowledge of Kevin VanDam, we were able to deliver an interactive and competitive fishing game experience everyone can enjoy.”

Copter Crisis – wii

November 27, 2010 · Posted in Games · Comment 

Title: Copter Crisis
Category: wii
US Release Date: 20101127
UK Release Date: 2010-11-27
JP Release Date: 2011–
Developer: Digital Leisure
Publisher: Digital Leisure
ESRB: Early Childhood
Genre: Shooter
Details:
With a Wii Remote in-hand, the player enters the Plasti-Copter. Once comfortably seated and Copter Crisis started, the player will instantly feel they’re part of the action as they guide the on-screen copter with their remote.

“Life-Size is actually a bit of an exaggeration” says Paul Gold, V.P. Operations. “We reduced the size a little so that it will fit snugly into most family rooms”. And to the suggestion that once in production, the Plasti-Copter will consume more petroleum products than many developing nations, Mr. Gold replies “no worries, we’ve been in touch with several oil-producing countries and they assure us they can ramp up production.”

While some claim that an accessory of this scope is better suited for a disc-based title, Digital Leisure points out that “Really, WiiWare is where the action is – digital downloads are the future.”

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