Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Book of Unwritten Tales now available online for PC

King Art Games’ latest adventure title, The Book of Unwritten Tales, has launched on Steam,, and other digital outlets. Published by Nordic Games, BoUT is a 20-plus-hour adventure featuring three characters who must use over 300 items to solve more than 200 puzzles set in over 60 locations in order to thwart the Army of the Shadows in their pursuit of a powerful artifact.


PC News

Final Fantasy III joins OUYA launch line-up

Final Fantasy III (Android, iOS) OUYA Announcement - Header

The Android-based OUYA console, the recent Kickstarter campaign flavor of the month, has gained some notable support today from none other than Square Enix. The studio has announced their plans to release Final Fantasy III when the console launches, which is currently scheduled for next March. More precisely, the OUYA version will be the 2006 enhanced re-release of the 1990 original, but optimized for the new system. A playable demo is also planned.



Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] available for 3DS

Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] (3DS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sora and Riku are off to the Sleeping Worlds today in their quest to aid Mickey once more with the release of Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] for 3DS. The duo will face their final task in the Mark of Mystery exam, which will have them face new enemies, traverse seven new worlds, including The Country of Musketeers and The Grid from Tron, and call upon allies from over 50 different Spirit types to lend a hand. Newcomers can also get up to speed through the new memento feature, which will recap the previous Kingdom Hearts titles.



Transformers: Fall of Cybertron demo launches on Live Arcade, PSN

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (360, PC, PS3) 360, PS3 Demo Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

It’s time to roll out, Transformer fans. Activision has launched a demo for High Moon Studios’ upcoming third-person shooter, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron. The 360, PS3 demo features single- and multiplayer modes, with players able to take on the first mission as Bumblebee, try an assault mission as Vortex, and tinker with the character-customization system before jumping online for some Team Deathmatch and Conquest.


PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Star Wars: The Old Republic to embrace free-to-play model this fall

Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare’s take on a Star Wars MMO, will be going free-to-play this fall. Well, partly. The game will actually add a free-to-play option, with diehard fans able to keep their subscription for unrestricted access to all content as well as some of the new in-game currency, Cartel Coins. The free option will allow players access to each of the eight characters, though there will be a level limit (50) and restrictions on advanced features and accessing new content. For the free players who want a little more, Cartel Coins can be used to unlock some of the premium material.


PC News

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time now available for PSP

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time (PSP) Official Site Launch Announcement - Screenshot 6

Eight years after launching in Japan, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time is now available in North America. The fourth entry in Career Soft’s long-running series has hit store shelves for the PSP, and will be added to PSN’s library once the network’s update goes live.


PlayStation Portable News

Robot launches Orcs Must Die! 2, unleashes the fury of the zug-zug

Orcs Must Die! 2 (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Despite a sound thrashing last year, the orcs have returned with their monster allies in Robot Entertainment’s latest action-strategy release, Orcs Must Die! 2. The sequel follows the original with a new campaign, playable in single player and co-op; 50-plus weapons, traps, and guardians; over 225 persistent trap and weapon upgrade unlocks; and redesigned spellbook. In addition to the campaign, players can go back through 10 levels from the original in Classic Mode and take on waves of enemies in the Horde-style Endless Mode.


PC News

SolaRola launches for Android, iOS

SolaRola (Android, iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

SolaRola, a new physics-based puzzle-platformer, is now available for Android and iOS devices. The Square Enix-published release has been re-imagined for mobile devices with new graphics, a new storyline, and a refined touch-and-tilt control scheme. As Wiz and Waz, players must make their way through maze-filled planets by bouncing around obstacles, including rocks and bombs, and deadly creatures to save the universe’s four guardians from Ping the Unmerciless.


Android, Apple Handheld

Of Orcs and Men gets with the bashing in four new screenshots

Of Orcs and Men (360, PC, PS3) July Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Following last month’s five-shot batch, Cyanide and Spiders have released four new screenshots from their upcoming action role-playing game Of Orcs and Men. The latest crop of images is one of many, giving gamers a better look at the adventure that awaits them in their quest to destroy the Empire of Men.


PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Bond actors reprising their roles in Eurocom’s 007 Legends

007 Legends (360, PC, PS3) Actors Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision’s upcoming Bondfest, 007 Legends, will feature several of the films’ actors to go along with the film-themed storyline. Daniel Craig, Michael Lonsdale, Naomie Harris, and Richard Kiel are slated to reprise their roles in-game. Returning characters include Bill Tanner, Hugo Drax, and the infamous Jaws. More actors are said to be taking part, with the rest of the cast expected to be announced in the coming months.


PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News