Daily Archives: March 15, 2012

Overhaul Games to update Baldur’s Gate I and II

Baldurs Gate: Enhanced Edition (PC) Announcement - Header

Overhaul Games will be following up their recent MDK 2 HD re-release with another from BioWare’s library. And not just one, either, but two: Baldur’s Gate I and II. The studio, founded by BioWare alumni, will be releasing updated versions of both titles, dubbed Baldur’s Gate I: Enhanced Edition and Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition. Both versions will feature a “re-forged” version of the famous Infinity Engine, offering “a variety of modern improvements,” and will be handled by some of the team members behind the original series.

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Birds of Steel takes off for 360, PS3

Birds of Steel (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

Konami has announced that Gaijin Entertainment’s latest flight sim, Birds of Steel, has shipped to retail for the 360 and PS3. Set during World War II, Birds of Steel features 20 missions set across 16 locations, with over 100 aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang and A6M Zero, changing weather, and time cycles. Some of the notable battles include the Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Coral Sea. Multiplayer is also supported, with co-op strike campaigns and a 17-player versus mode.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

38 Studios adds two new execs, John Blakely and Mark Hansen

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Fresh off the release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and 38 Studios is adding two more to their roster, John Blakely as senior vice president of development and Mark Hansen as senior vice president of operations and business. Blakely has served as vice president of development at Sony Online Entertainment and was general manager of Zynga Austin. Hansen served as senior director of Playwell Studios, where he led the development, launch, and operation of Lego Universe.

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Transformers Prime announced for Nintendo platforms

Activision has announced a new Transformers title for the 3DS, DS, and Wii, based on the ongoing Transformers Prime animated series. Titled Transformers Prime, the game will give gamers the chance to play as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Arcee, Autobot Ratchet, and Bulkhead in melee-based combat and driving sequences as they battle the Decepticons for control over a secret weapon.

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3DS, DS News, Wii News

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City to get free DLC in April

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (360, PC, PS3) PC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Capcom will be extending your stay in Raccoon City a bit longer with free DLC for the upcoming Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City. Beginning April 10, zombie fighters stationed in North America will be able to redeploy into Raccoon City as a member of a Spec Ops team in search of the source of the virus outbreak. The team will face off against zombies, mutants, as well as members of the Umbrella Security Service in a storyline that takes place between Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Rising Star Games expands to US, announces Akai Katana for 360

Rising Star Games (Company) US Branch Announcement - Header

Rising Star Games, a UK-based publisher known to us as The Bringer of Region-Free DoDonPachi Resurrection, has expanded into North America. The company has recently opened up a new headquarters in California and named Phil Robinson, former head of communications at Tradewest Games, as vice president of operations for the US branch. Speaking of DoDonPachi, Rising Star also announced that they will be publishing a new Xbox 360 Cave shooter next quarter, Akai Katana.

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News, Xbox 360 News

Diablo III to be released in May, collector’s edition detailed

Diablo III (Mac, PC) Release Date Announcement - Header

It’s finally here, ye demon-slaying heroes—the release date for Diablo III. Blizzard has announced that the action role-playing series will unleash its button-bashing goodness onto store shelves and the Battle.net online store on May 15. Those looking to get a free digital copy of Diablo III through the World of Warcraft Annual Pass Promotion have until May 1 to sign up. Global digital presales also began today at the official site.

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