Daily Archives: May 26, 2011

Assassin’s Creed Revelations details revealed, Altaïr returns

Assassins Creed Revelations Details Announcement screenshot

More details about Assassin’s Creed Revelations emerged today. The fourth release in the series proper, Revelations focuses again on Ezio Auditore as he continues his struggle against the Templars, now in Constantinople attempting to undermine the Ottoman Empire, and seeks out five ancient seals to secure the brotherhood’s power. Ezio will have access to new moves and weapons, including the hookblade and the ability to create bombs. He will also run across several historical figures, such as Prince Suleiman (soon to be ‘the Magnificent’), as well as new allies and even a new love interest. Altaïr will also return as a playable character, though no specifics are known. And finally, as previously mentioned, multiplayer will return with new maps, modes, and characters.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Anomaly Warzone Earth to support PC touch screens this June

Anomaly Warzone Earth PC Touch Screen Announcement screenshot

In an effort to look even more like a training program to oust extraterrestrial invaders, Anomaly Warzone Earth will soon support touch screens for PCs. 11 bit studios’ latest tower-offense title will allow gamers to drag and poke squads around the maze of alien turrets whenever the update goes live on June 23.

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Apple Handheld, PC News

Total War: Shogun 2 – Ikko Ikki Clan DLC pack now on Steam

Shogun 2 Ikko Ikki Clan DLC 1 Launch Announcement screenshot

The Ikko Ikki Clan DLC pack is now available on Steam for Total War: Shogun 2. The $4.99 pack is fairly robust, with the meat being access to the Buddhist rebel faction for both single and multiplayer campaign modes as well in multiplayer battles. The faction includes the Ikko Ikki monk agent, eight unit variants for the Ikko Ikki, the Warrior Nun unit for other factions, 10 new retainers, and unique Ikko Ikki General skill tree. There is also a new avatar armour set for Avatar Conquest and a new historical battle.

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DLC, PC News

El Presidente enjoying himself on Tropico 4 box

Tropico 4 Box Art Announcement header

The delightfully over-the-top cover art for Kalypso and Haemimont Games’ upcoming dictator sim Tropico 4 has been revealed. Set to ship in August for the 360 and PC, Tropico 4 will feature 20 new missions on 10 new maps, 20 new buildings, six interactive natural disasters, a Council of Ministers to manipulate, National Agendas, and social network integration.

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PC News, Xbox 360 News

Shinobi set to avenge the clan’s honor on 3DS this summer

Shinobi 3DS Announced header

Griptonite Games’ Shinobi for the 3DS, but it’s a prequel of sorts, focusing on the father of the series’ original protagonist Joe Musashi. As Jiro Musashi, players will be able to utilize a new combo system that includes “melee, ranged and acrobatic attacks” as well as a magic attack or two.

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3DS

QuakeCon 2011 – Online pre-registration kicks off today

QuakeCon 2011 PreReg Open Announcement logo

Online pre-registration for QuakeCon 2011 will begin today at 7:00pm (CST)/8:00pm (EST). The convention will take place in Dallas, Texas from August 4 to 7 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. Bethesda and id are also spicing things up a bit this year with new premium packages, but note that the event continues to be free for any and all gamers. More info on the premium packages, which includes everything from guaranteed reserved seating at the Bring Your Own Computer LAN Party to limited edition goodies, is included below.

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Convention