An Interview with Tribes: Ascend Developer Hi-Rez Studios

June 22, 2011 by

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French gaming magazine NoFrag recently had a chance to sit down with Todd Harris, director of Hi-Rez Studios, and ask him a couple questions about their upcoming game Tribes: Ascend.

Originally developed by Dynamix, Hi-Rez Studios aquired the rights to the Tribes franchise in October 2010 and have since then been working on the next two installments, the second being being an MMO called Tribes: Universe. Hit the jump for a summary. read the entry »

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Info on Maps and Modes in Nintendo’s Upcoming “Fortune Street”

June 21, 2011 by

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One of the more unexpected announcements at E3 was Nintendo’s decision to bring it’s long-running Itadaki Street franchise overseas, under the name of Fortune Street. While it was already shown that the game will feature both characters from the Mario and Dragonquest universe, 4Gamer now has some more details.

The article mentions two maps (boards?) to be featured in the game: Alefgard from the original Dragonquest, and Mario’s Circuit from the Mario Kart franchise. A new easy mode will also be added to the game, reducing some of it’s complexity and allowing people that’ve never played an installment in the series to get the hang of it quicker. Seeing as how the franchise is basically an expanded version of Monopoly, this is definitely a good thing.

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Beta Starts January 2012

June 21, 2011 by

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The  beta for the upcoming installment of the Ghost Recon franchise will start in January 2012, according to the franchise’s official Twitter account. No further information has been given so far, as they are “not discussing beta details just yet”.

After several delays, the 4th installment in the successful franchise is currently slated to be released sometime around March 2012.

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Starfox 64 3D Gets a Release Date

June 21, 2011 by

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Eurogamer reports that the much anticipated 3D remake of the original N64 classic Starfox 64 (aka Lylat Wars) will arrive on American store shelves on September 11th, while Europeans will get it 2 days earlier on September 9th. This is a lot later than the Japanese release date of July 17th, but at least we all have a date with Slippy now.

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Retro Platform Adventure ‘La Mulana’ Hits WiiWare Japan

June 21, 2011 by

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The retro-style platformer adventure game La Mulana has been released on WiiWare in Japan today. For those of you who don’t know, La Mulana was a game originally released for Windows PCs in 2005 that tried to emulate the graphical style of old MSX games. You took control of a whip-wielding archeologist, exploring caves, fighting enemies and seeking items in the vein of Metroid or Castlevania. While the WiiWare re-release ditches the low resolution and 16-bit color palette typical for old MSX games in favor of shiny new graphics, the gameplay is to stay intact, including the “NES-hard” difficulty. While no US release date has been confirmed as of yet, chances are good that Nintendo will bring this little retro gem overseas. I for one can’t wait.

 

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New Tomb Raider Screenshots Released

June 20, 2011 by

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Some new Tomb Raider screenshots hit the web today, showing Lara taking shelter in a little rundown shack during a rainstorm and conversing with an injured man. They showcase some really good weather effects and since it’ll still be a long while until the game is finally released, why not hit the jump and wet your whistle a bit?

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Armored Core 5 Japanese Closed Beta to Begin Soon

June 20, 2011 by

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The invites for the closed beta of From Software’s fifth main installment in the Armored Core series have been sent out today. The beta will only be “a small fraction of the finished product”, but will offer team play, story missions, mech customizing and a taste of the newly implemented “Mercenary System”, where one player plays the role of operator and issues commands to the other players while overseeing the battle.

The beta for the PS3 version of the game is scheduled for July 1st – July 14th, the Xbox360 version will follow from July 18th – August 1st. The finished game will hit Japanese store shelves on October 20th, fans overseas will probably have to wait until some time 2012.

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New Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Info

June 20, 2011 by

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Some new info on the latest installment of Namco-Bandai’s long-running franchise Ace Combat hit the web today. According to reports, the game will feature two different control styles and a flight assist feature, catering the game to both veterans and newcomers. Furthermore it was announced that the design concepts of the planes are done by Shôji Kawamori, who worked on Anime series’ like Vision of Escaflowne, Macross Frontier and Eureka Seven. Hit the jump for some more details.

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Pacman On Facebook Hits 1 Million Players

June 20, 2011 by

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On June 16th, the Facebook version of the legendary Bandai-Namco classic Pacman hit one million active users. Considering that the game was launched on June 1st, this is one hell of an impressive achievement. It’s nice to see that even in this day and age such an old classic still gets the attention and respect it deserves. It’s also nice to see Facebook users getting off their farms to play some real games.

Feel like munching some balls now? Head on over to Facebook (and don’t forget to ‘like’ TheDailyDL while you’re there!)

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New FFXIII-2 Character Revealed

June 19, 2011 by

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Square-Enix revealed a new character for their upcoming game FFXIII-2 today. His name is Noel Kreiss, and  he likes to toy with his enemies using his pair of swords and utilizing his casual, fluent movements. His profile, according to 4Gamer:

A young man who appeared before Serah. In his hand he carries two swords of peculiar shape. In battle, his specialty is close quarters combat using his two swords. When attacking, he combines them and can use them like a lance, for example. He is quick on his feet. His personality is honest and cheerful. His origins and actions prior to appearing before Serah are shrouded in mystery.

Hit the jump to see this newest addition to the FFXIII-2 roster.

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