Weekly Video Game News – 10/14/2011
By Patrick Newman
The Amazing Spider Man Game
At the New York Comic-Con, a trailer was finally unveiled to promote The Amazing Spider Man game, which has been designed to fit into the universe of the upcoming film of the same name. The teaser depicts a re-designed Spider-Man swinging throughout New York and battling a robotic spider. The game is being prepped to debut along with the film, in second quarter 2012.
AC Revelations Details
Set for a November 2011 release on consoles, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will support stereoscopic 3D on compatible TV’s and PC’s. The new game follows Ezio, the hero of Assassin’s Creed 2, who follows in the footsteps of Altair (the protagonist of the original Assassin’s Creed) and traipses throughout the Middle East to take on the Templars.
Hulk Hogan’s Main Event – Launch Trailer
Human Revolution DLC News
Missing Link, the upcoming DLC for Deus Ex: Human Revolution, now has a price set at $15 for the PC and PlayStation 3, and 12,000 Microsoft Points. It fills a three-day gap in the original game’s narrative, when lead character Adam Jensen loses his augmentation powers and has to escape a doomed freighter without them.
Street Fighter X Tekken Street Date
Street Fighter X Tekken, the new cross-over fighting game from Capcom, will be available on March 6th for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the US, and March 9th in Europe. This information came to light at the New York Comic Con, where it was also announced that the game would be available for the PC. No pricing information has been released yet.
Forza 4 – Endangered Gameplay Trailer
GTA Going Mobile
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking Grand Theft Auto III, RockStar has announced mobile versions of the game, so far limited to the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, Droid X2, Asus Iconia tablet, and Samsung Galaxy S2. Along with the re-mastered handheld versions of the game, Rockstar is also putting out a 1:6 limited edition action figure of Claude, the blood-soaked hero of the game, which comes with numerous accessories and working zippers.
Men In Black to Consoles
A Men In Black shooter is being prepped by developer Fun Labs for release alongside the new Men In Black film in Spring 2012, for both consoles and handhelds. According to publisher Activision, there will be plenty of “familiar faces” from the franchise to go with newer adversaries from Men In Black III, as well as “genre-bending gameplay.”
Saints Row: The Third – Super Ethical Reality Climax Trailer
Black Wii Bundle
For the Wii’s final holiday season, Nintendo is releasing a black system bundle, which includes a Wii, Wii Remote Plus, black Nunchuk – which are all colored black – as well as a copy of the new Super Mario Bros. An exclusive soundtrack, with selections from Wii hit Super Mario Galaxy, will also be packaged with the console for an October 23rd release. The bundle retails at $149.99.
Army Corps of Hell Announced
Square Enix’s Army Corps of Hell is set to launch with the U.S. PlayStation Vita in early 2012. The project is being developed by Entersphere, a relatively green studio responsible for writing the GameCube’s Pikmin. Army Corps of Hell requires players to lead an army of goblins through Hell in hopes of conquering its throne. There are many features in the game that will utilize the Vita’s unique attributes, such as requiring players to use the rear touch pad to command hordes across Hell’s fire-scorched landscape.