PlayFirst, Inc. announced the official release dates for DINERTOWN TYCOON, the new strategy game that immerses the popular DINERTOON characters within the challenging and tycoon genre. The title will be widely available on Thursday, May 7.
Activision is releasing three new titles this fall -- DJ HERO, GUITAR HERO 5 and BAND HERO.
DJ HERO expands GUITAR HERO's signature social gaming with the addition of diverse music genres including hip-hop, R&B, Motown, electronica and dance. Introducing an all-new turntable controller, DJ HERO allows players to create original mixes of popular songs and music from the world's top artists and DJs.
Press Release from Atari Inc.
NEW YORK, May 6 -- Atari, one of the world's most recognized video game publishers, today confirmed the worldwide launch plans for the highly anticipated GHOSTBUSTERS: THE VIDEO GAME.
The title will launch on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Wii and Nintendo DS in North America on June 16th 2009 and will be published by Atari Inc.
Telltale and Aardman have released of THE LAST RESORT, the latest of four monthly WALLACE & GROMIT games that open up the world of West Wallaby Street like never before. THE LAST RESORT is available for PC from www.telltalegames.com as part of the WALLACE & GROMIT'S GRAND ADVENTURes series. The games will also be coming soon to Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Press Release from Dark Horse Comics
MAY 4, MILWAUKIE, OR -- Dark Horse Comics, the third-largest American comics publisher, makes the leap into the digital world of mobile content today with the launch of a new app for the iPhone. With the release of the upcoming TERMINATOR SALVATION film in mind, Dark Horse has chosen a classic THE TERMINATOR story from its vast publishing archives to launch this program.
For fanboys who have always wondered who would win in a fight: Galdalf vs. Darth Vader or Neo vs. Harry Potter, HEROES actor Milo Ventimiglia is prepared to answer.
He will star and co-produce ULTRADOME, a scripted web show where fans can settle hypothetical disputes in a vfx showdown, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER's The Live Feed.
Press Release from Brandissimo!
ENCINO, Calif. -- (May 4, 2009) -- Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the launch of Urbaniacs -- a comic book world come to virtual life -- Brandissimo! announces the third annual Cinco de Mayhem celebration at Urbaniacs.com.
Press Release from Vector Entertainment
Vector Entertainment has extended the start date of its Fastest Road to Fun Contest. Beginning May 18, 2009, Vector Entertainment invites all racing and gaming fans to design and submit a vehicle using the CarStructor easy-to-use online design tool. The grand prize winner’s submission will become one of the official starter vehicles for Vector City Racers and the winner will receive tickets and roundtrip air travel to their choice of one of four national racing spectator events.
FUNimation Ent. is partnering with Japanese production company Media Factory for the U.S. digital distribution of the 26-episodes of REQUIEM FOR THE PHANTOM, which debuted on Japan's TV Tokyo network April 2nd and airs Thursdays at 2:15 am.
FUNimation has begun streaming the first four episodes. A new episode will debut each week as it airs in Japan. Each episode will be high-quality, free, with the original Japanese dialogue accompanied by professionally created English subtitles and will stream via www.funimation.com/video.
MCVUK.com is reporting that Lionsgate is moving into games, producing casual and mobile titles from its TV and film properties. The studio is seeking developer partners to turn films like CRANK, RAMBO and SAW into playable entertainment. These new initiatives would be separate from console licensing, which Lionsgate’s president of digital media Curt Marvis thinks the company's titles are less viable.
ZootFly has secured the rights to develop a videogame based on the Mr. T graphic novel from Mohawk Media. The series of games will feature action-adventure, brawler combat, platforming, and environmental puzzles. The first game will see Mr. T take on Nazis and their gigantic machines in the varied universe of South American rain forests, lost ancient cities, industrial complexes and contemporary military installations. In the game, Mr.
Gameloft announced a worldwide licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution to develop, publish and distribute the mobile game for the Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' film SHERLOCK HOLMES, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey, Jr. The game is scheduled for release prior to the U.S. theatrical release on Christmas Day 2009.
Various game sites are reporting via Japanese newspaper Asahi that Konami has decided not to publish Atomic Games' controversial Iraq War game SIX DAYS IN FALLUJAH. Public pressure from the U.S. moved the Japanese to abandon the title. The third person shooter would have released in 2010 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
On April 30 at an event in New York, CFC Consulting is launching BARACK OBAMA SUPERSTAR: THE UNTOLD STORY, an animated series dedicated to the first 100 days of Barack Obama's presidency. The parody will skewer Obama's popularity around the world and set its sights on international leaders such as Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez, and Nikolas Sarkozy as well.
Press Release from ROKKAN
A new website for Time Warner Global Media Group was designed with an ambitious goal: to demonstrate what the company calls "The Art of the Possible." With that in mind, full-service digital agency ROKKAN, in partnership with Time Warner, created a one-of-kind, 3-D site that's rich with video and interactivity.
Press Release from Amy Winfrey
LOS ANGELES, April 22th- Independent animator Amy Winfrey debuts a new series SQUID AND FROG. The web series, available at www.squidandfrog.com is an innovative blend of flash animation and puppets.
The two main characters, Squid and Frog, sing songs about lessons they have learned the hard way such as "Don't Use Butter Sticks as Skates" and "You Can't Learn Surgery From Television." Squid and Frog also recite "Haikus of Regret."
Press Release from NetToons, Inc.
San Francisco, CA -- Cosmic Debris and NetToons, Inc. have announced the official launch of the user generated animation site www.tooncasts.tv/emily. This site lets the millions of Emily fans worldwide create and share their own Emily animations (Tooncasts) using the NetToons web-based editor and viewer.
Press Release from Studio Nouveau
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 -- Culver City, CA -- Studio Nouveau, a cinematic and 3D animation production studio, is pleased to announce their recent completion of the game cinematics for the highly-acclaimed video game RESIDENT EVIL 5 for Capcom, a leading game industry publisher.
Press Release from EA SPORTS
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- EA SPORTS, a label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that 500 million online games have been played since launching its '09 product line last June. On average, more than 2.2 million EA SPORTS games are played online each day, which reflects an increase of more than 175 percent over last year.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif -- April 22, 2009 -- Love mysteries, twisting plots and sinister villains? Love puzzles, adventure and high tech gadgets? Now players can enjoy the thrill of solving the mystery, while re-joining their MYSIMS friends. EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced MYSIMS AGENTS, an original IP, mystery-solving adventure game for the Wii and Nintendo DS where players are the heroic agents who must stop a sinister plot that threatens the fate of an entire city.