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Wednesday August 13, 2008

Diablo III to Conclude Story Arc

In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, Jay Wilson, lead designer for the game, said that Diablo III would conclude the story arc set up by the first two games. He also mentioned that some old characters would be coming back, especially from the first game because while “Diablo II seems to get a lot of the focus, Diablo I started it all”. True enough.
I’m sure we can expect at least one expansion to close out the story and Jay Wilson assured that even though this story arc would be done, the franchise would see more titles in the future.
Good news all around basically.

Empire: Total War, At Sea!

The Creative Assembly, the British studio famous for their acclaimed Total War series such as Rome: Total War and Medieval: Total War have release a new video (poor quality for now) for their upcoming game set to be released on February 6, 2009. The video focuses on naval battles which the player will be able to execute in real time.

Crysis Warhead Dated

Electronic Arts and Crytek have announced today that the game will be released on September 12 in Europe and September 16 in North America. On a side note if you preorder the game from the EA Store you will receive an instantaneous $5 discount.

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Thursday July 24, 2008

Namco Tries to Reassure About Hellgate: London

In the past weeks Flagship Studios has had its share of issues. Even though several employees have been laid off, the studio hasn’t called it quits just yet. While the beta servers for Mythos have been closed,and Hellgate: London is not accepting new subscriptions (all current subscribers play for free), Namco Bandai tried to be reassuring saying that servers were up and that if anything were to happen players would be warned in advance.
Warning which seems to be imminent.

Crytek Buys Black Sea Studios

The German studio announced today that it acquired Black Sea Studios officially becoming Crytek Black Sea. The terms were not disclosed but the Bulgarian studio based in Sofia is currently working on the promising Worldshift and we’ll keep doing so as planned.

DC to Do Mirror’s Edge Comic

Electronic Arts signed today with DC Comics in order to produce a six-issue comic that will focus on Faith, the protagonist of the eagerly awaited game. The project will feature Rhianna Pratchett (Heavenly Sword, Overlord) as the writer and Matthew Dow Smith (Supernatural: Origins) as the artist.
The first issue is to be revealed at Comic-Con.

Sam Fisher the Slug

Ubisoft announced today that Splinter Cell: Conviction, the oft-delayed game, was….well, delayed again. It is now set o come out during fiscal year 2009-2010 which runs from April to March.

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