Digic Pictures, a computer animation studio based in Budapest, Hungary, announced work on the cinematics for the new WARHAMMER: MARK OF CHAOS RTS game. The anticipated classic will be published by Namco Hometek Inc. in 2006. A subsidiary of Cinergi Interactive, Digic Pictures previous works include rendered cinematics for ARMIES OF EXIGO, an RTS PC game, as well as 60 visual effects created for the Hollywood blockbuster, TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES.
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. is developing, in association with Lucasfilm Ltd., LucasArts and developer Mikoishi, the STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT MOBILE game based on LucasArt's STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT, the best-selling STAR WARS game ever.
Volatile Games, a division of Blitz Games and one of the U.Ks leading independent game developers, announced the use of endorphin 2.5 in its next-gen zombie action-thriller POSSESSION.
SportsBlast, a producer of animated content for the Internet and traditional media, in partnership with Turner Broadcasting, announced the upcoming release of its animated series THE KELLYS. This special series of extended episodes was launched on NASCAR.com in conjunction with the MBNA NASCAR Race Points 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 25.
Korea-based Gravity Co. Ltd., an online game developer and distributor, has launched its mobile games in Japan and North America. Gravity launched RAGNAROK TACTICS, a strategic simulation 3D mobile game, and RAGNAROK 2 MOBILE EPISODE VERIENE, a 3D mobile action role- playing game, in Japan at the Tokyo Game Show 2005 (TGS 2005), which ran from Sept. 16-18, 2005.
Electronic Arts has shipped the MARVEL NEMESIS: RISE OF THE IMPERFECTS console game, THE SIMS 2 NIGHTLIFE expansion pack and MADDEN NFL 06 for PSP.
In MARVEL NEMESIS: RISE OF THE IMPERFECTS, gamers can take control of more than 17 fighters including popular superheroes from the Marvel Universe as well as a new set of characters called, The Imperfects, as they battle in highly destructible environments to determine who among them is the most powerful.
Urbaniacs the online community where you create your own superhero has launched its latest game, WEDGIE TOSS. Players snap hold of a henchlings undies and send him flying. The further the fling the more Urbos one earns. The Flash animated game follows the launch of the rock, paper, scissors type game ROSHAMBO.
As the cornerstone of his speech at the Tokyo Game Show's annual event, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata elaborated on the theme of the company's aim and proven ability to broaden the population of videogame players. Two shining examples highlighted in his keynote include the smash-hit sales of the highly innovative NINTENDOGS game for the portable Nintendo DS and the new controller that will be central to the company's upcoming console system, code-named Revolution.
Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) has just released the first expansion pack for EVERQUEST II and the 10th for the original EVERQUEST.
EVERQUEST II DESERT OF FLAMES, marking the game's first introduction to player-versus-player combat, is available now for the suggested retail price of $29.99. This expansion is in addition to regular updates subscribers have received throughout the past 10 months at no additional cost.
Frantic for an Adult Swim fix on Friday when the popular late night cartoon block for adults does not air? Well now you can access them on AdultSwim.com, the online adjunct to Cartoon Networks late night sister network of animation for adults. Adult Swims Friday Night Fix launches Sept. 16, 2005, offering select Adult Swim content via the Internet. Visitors to AdultSwim.com will be able to watch full-length episodes of selected Adult Swim original comedies, like AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE, ROBOT CHICKEN and SEALAB 2021 online, each week.
Activision has a host of sporting games with WORLD SERIES OF POKER, CABELA'S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES and THE HUSTLE: DETROIT STREETS.
WORLD SERIES OF POKER is the official videogame of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament. Set around the main table at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, the game authentically captures all of the high-stakes action from the likeness and play styles of renowned pros like Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and 14 other top poker players to the accurate recreation of the WSOP poker room, down to the carpet and the wallpaper.
Verizon Wireless and Gameloft have launched the first realtime multiplayer mobile game on Verizon Wireless V CAST consumer multimedia service. Available exclusively to Verizon Wireless V CAST customers, ASPHALT URBAN GT: MULTIPLAYER allows players to simultaneously compete in Gamelofts latest 3D driving game.
blinkx announced a partnership with AtomFilms, which will make more than 1,000 of AtomFilms' short film and animation titles searchable via the blinkx.tv video search service.
Nickelodeons popular Danny Phantom character is available for the first time as a videogame, DANNY PHANTOM: THE ULTIMATE ENEMY, which THQ Inc. has released to retail outlets throughout North America. This fast-paced, action game based on a special episode of the popular Nickelodeon television series, DANNY PHANTOM.
The videogame recreates all of Danny's TV powers, allowing players to walk through walls, shoot ghostly beams and howl a ghostly wail as he travels through time to save the world.
Midway Games Inc. a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, has secured the U.S. and Canadian publishing rights for EARTH 2160, the highly-anticipated sequel in the top-selling and critically-acclaimed EARTH series of realtime strategy (RTS) titles. The game will publish in the U.S. and Canada in November 2005 for the PC.
Heavenspot, a Hollywood-based full service international design agency, recently completed the interactive website launch for TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY, a feature film that will be released by New Line Cinema in early 2006 starring Jack Black and Kyle Gass.
The interactive site package includes Flash animation, an original interactive interface, a progressive design aesthetic and high quality Flash video.
In response to the recent news and concerns surrounding the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind SESAME STREET, has updated its website to offer parents and caregivers tools that will help children cope during the aftermath of this stressful weather event. In addition, the nonprofit organization will re-air SESAME STREET's hurricane series, starting Sept. 12, and related public service announcements, starting Sept. 2.
Electronic Arts Inc., the world leading interactive entertainment company, and the GRAMMY Foundation have joined forces to give high school students an insiders view into careers in Interactive music composition & sound via GRAMMY Pro Session: Video Game Music And Sound Design. The GRAMMY Foundations unique Pro Session series gives students an insiders view into careers in the music industry.
Capcom announced the release of DARKWATCH for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Developed by High Moon Studios Inc., DARKWATCH is an immersive FPS (first person shooter) that blends the lawless action of the Wild West with the thrilling horror of vampire movies. The game is now available at retailers across North America and carries an M rating for mature audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board).
Demonstrating the massive appeal of the PlayStation 2 and its software library, Sony Computer Ent. America announced seven additions to its PlayStation 2 "Greatest Hits" software portfolio ATV OFFROAD FURY 3, HOT SHOTS GOLF: FORE!, JAK 3, KILLZONE, RACHET & CLANK: UP YOUR ARSENAL, SLY 2: BAND OF THIEVES and SYPHON FILTER: THE OMEGA STRAIN. These seven titles have accounted for sales in excess of 4.5 million units and join an expansive library of 123 "Greatest Hits" titles.
Square Enix Inc. announced that FINAL FANTASY XI: THE VANA'DIEL COLLECTION is now on sale. The special gold foil All-In-One packaging includes the RISE OF THE ZILART and CHAINS OF PROMATHIA expansion packs as well as TETRA MASTER, the wildly popular and addictive mini-game, on one DVD. FINAL FANTASY XI: THE VANA'DIEL COLLECTION will provide the easiest installation ever of the first cross-platform, cross-continent massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG).
Turner Broadcasting System will charge a $14.95 per month subscription rate for the fall debut of its GameTap broadband entertainment network and give subscribers a two-week trial period for unlimited access.
The first network of its kind, GameTap allows subscribers to access a huge vault of games, ranging from the early arcades to console and PC titles, using a broadband-connected PC, as well as original Turner programming.
Urbaniacs, the create-your-own superhero online community, has launched its newest game, FLIP IT. The classic memory game challenges players to match cards containing the faces, body parts and equipment of the Urbaniac heroes. Each round adds more cards with bigger chances to win more Urbos, which be used to purchase cool stuff for ones superhero.