Daily Archives: May 19, 2011

Hellgate returns to PC this summer, closed beta announced

Hellgate Return Announcement screenshot

Rise from your grave! Flagship Studios’ hybrid first- or third-person shooter and quasi-MMO Hellgate: London is returning to the PC this summer. Well, sort of. After a long hiatus, the title will return as a free-to-play MMO simply titled Hellgate, with a closed beta set to run from June 3 to 5. T3 Entertainment, Redbana, and HanbitSoft, the triumvirate behind the relaunch, are expecting a full launch sometime “later this year.”

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SkyDrift announced, fetch my goggles and scarf

Skydrift Announcement screenshot 1

For a second there, I thought this might be a Crimson Skies racing spin-off. Still, a combat racer using propeller planes and power-ups—or even better, a possible combination of Crimson Skies and Blur? Yeah, I can get behind that. Developer Digital Reality is looking to get gamers in the air and pounding out the rounds with SkyDrift when it launches for the 360, PC, and PS3 later this year. The download-only release will include six different power-ups, eight aircraft, leaderboard support, online multiplayer for eight players, and several single-player modes, including Survival and SpeedRace.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Chaos Rings Omega, soundtrack now available

Chaos Rings Omega Launch Announcement screenshot 1 header

Chaos Rings Omega, the prequel to last year’s Chaos Rings, has hit the App store today for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Featuring a turn-based battle system, solo and pair moves, and “evolved gameplay,” players are sent 10,000 years into the past to follow Vieg as he answers the call to fight to the death in the Ark Arena. By equipping the genes of defeated enemy monsters, players will then be able to use that monster’s magic and special attack moves. And for those who just can’t get enough of the universe, the Chaos Rings Omega soundtrack is also available for $3.99.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops – Escalation DLC dated for PC

Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC PC Release Date Announcement screenshot

Escalation, the latest DLC pack for Black Ops, will be available on June 2 for PC. Released earlier this month for the 360, Escalation features four new maps and several additions to Zombie mode. No word yet on when it will launch on the PS Network, with the only mention being that additional information on the PS3 release will be “coming soon.”

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News

No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise release date announced

No More Heroes Heroes Paradise Release Date Announcement screenshot

Konami has announced that No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise, the Move-enabled PS3 re-release of the 2008 Wii original, will be launching in North America on August 16. The company also clarified that the upcoming Red Zone Edition in Japan is not a new game but a version of the 2010 Japan-only PS3 No More Heroes updated for Move compatibility. So worry not, NMH fans, Heroes’ Paradise is the latest version.

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