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Daily Archives: February 17, 2011
If you thought that Hot Pursuit was wrapped up, then you would be wrong, friend. EA has announced three new 560 MS Point/$6.99 DLC packs for the racer that will add a slew of new exotic cars and events.
Ezio’s adventures will continue shortly when The Da Vinci Disappearance DLC add-on for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood hits Live Marketplace and PSN early next month. The 800 MS Point/$9.99 release will include both single- and multiplayer content, and it’s looking like a fairly substantional expansion that fans should keep an eye out for.
Singer-songwriter Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and Peeping Tom) will be reprising his role as The Darkness in the upcoming 360, PC, and PS3 sequel, The Darkness II. The Darkness, “a supernatural force of chaos and destruction,” haunts protagonist Jackie Estacado with the promise of great power while consuming what’s left of his humanity. Patton’s work in the 2007 original stands out as being suitably creepy and somewhat endearing. Weird. Players eager to jump back into Jackie’s world will have to wait until next fall.
Activision has announced Top Shot Arcade, an arcade-style shooter set for release next month for the Wii.
Designed to be “the ultimate party game,” the four-player gallery shooter will come with the Top Shot Elite peripheral, a new casing from Red Octane that allows for pump-action reloading, 15 bonus games, and over 75 galleries set across 15 locations throughout North America. Crack shots can look forward to taking down zombie bucks in Night of the Living Trophies, robotic animals in Animatronic Annihilation, and more targets both real and surreal.
A new puzzle-based adventure game from Konami is set to hit the 3DS this summer, Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights. Set in 19th-century Paris, intrepid puzzlers will take on the role of archaeologist Jean-Pierre Lautrec, a spelunking treasure hunter who prowls Paris’ old haunts alongside his assistant Sophie. After finding a mysterious map, the two set out in search of treasures from the reign of King Louis XIV on a journey filled with dangers from both the wilds and rivals out to stop the duo.
And it’s time to chalk up another one for the Ridge Racer franchise for 2011. In addition to Ridge Racer 3D for the 3DS and Ridge Racer Unbounded for the 360, PC, and PS3, Namco Bandai will be re-releasing the 1999 PlayStation hit R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 this March as a PSOne Classic on the PlayStation Network.