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Daily Archives: August 3, 2011
Strategic Command World War I: The Great War 1914-1918—whew!—received a substantial update today. Patch 1.02 includes not only a new Forced March option, “more realistic” Submarine Combat Model, and “new and improved” Research system, but an entirely new WWII-based campaign: 1939 Storm over Europe.
Kalypso is heading back out to sea again next year when Gaming Minds’ Port Royale 3 ships for PC and console. Set in the 17th century, players will be able to take on the role of a young captain out to make his name in the new world. The paths of adventurer or trader await, with captains plundering coastal cities or dominating trade routes—or possibly a bit of both.
The DX line continues today with the release of Galaga Legions DX on the PS Network. Following the release of Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, the team continues their work of revamping Namco Bandai classics by cranking the alien invasion notch up to 11. Players will now have to fight through 10 areas filled with thousands of Galagians—I’m going to go ahead and stick with that—that now utilize unique formations for each stage. Players get a boost as well in the form of new offensive and defensive abilities, such as Focus Fire, which increases the ship’s rate of fire the closer enemies gets. As a nod to the past, the game can also be customized with new or classic ships and sprites.
Viz Media’s Bleach is hitting the PS3 today with NIS’ free-roaming hack-and-slasher Bleach: Soul Resurrección. Players will be able to control one of 21 customizable characters from the series as they make their way through one of three modes (Story, Mission, and Soul Attack) in a battle against the Soul Reapers and Arrancars. Launch copies also come with a PSN voucher for three downloadable episodes (190-192) to get newcomers up to speed. Purists can also enjoy both full English and Japanese voiceover tracks.