Tuesday 10 October 2006
Call of Duty 3 features a stronger multiplayer section than the previous games in the series did, not least because of the introduction of vehicles - tanks, jeeps and motorbikes all feature in 360's Xbox Live 24-player matches.
While multiplayer scraps will never match the intensity of the single-player game's scripted blitzkrieg, it could still be a lot of fun - even if we're not exactly short of online games to play where we shoot lots of soldiers.
Monday 21 August 2006
Fans of mini-racing games based on amphibian ringtones will be ecstatic to hear that Crazy Frog Racer 2, a follow up to last years Crazy Frog Racer, will be released at the end of this year for PS2 and PC.
The sequel has three new characters so now you'll be able to race as Evil General, Hawaiian Crazy Frog and the never seen before Robot Crazy Frog. Then there will be loads of new powerups such as the ingenious 'oil puddle', four new battle arenas and amazing new
Yesterday, Capcom stopped by the GamesRadar offices to show off the latest version of its PS2/Xbox compilation disc, Capcom Classics Collection vol. 2, which includes 20 classic arcade games - names both big and small.
The games on the disc are:
Knights of the Round
King of Dragons
Quiz and Dragons
The Speed Rumbler
Street Fighter I
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Lately, we've seen a lot of movie-based games that try to expand on - instead of directly adapt - the story of the film they're based on. The Godfather did it, Over the Hedge did it and this summer, Cars will do it. Picking up where the movie left off, Cars casts players as red stock-car Lightning McQueen and sets them loose to explore the colorful desert town of Radiator Springs.
Wednesday 10 May 2006
When Wii hits the shops at the end of the year, it'll play host to next-gen versions of both Tony Hawk's and Call of Duty, according to publisher Activision.
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam and Call of Duty 3 are set for release in autumn, and will feature in the launch line-up for Nintendo's newly rechristened console. However, despite hitting several current and next-gen systems, Call of Duty 3 won't be striking a beachhead on PC.
This info was beamed to our eyes at
Call of Duty 3 was officially confirmed this morning by Activision. The latest chapter in the World War II shooter series is currently in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. All versions are due to be released this fall.
Very little was announced beyond those core details. We do know that the game deals with the Liberation of Paris, which pegs the action in late 1944. That was the final stage of Operation Overlord, better known to many as the
Eidos has today confirmed that footie management sim Championship Manager 2006 will be released for PlayStation 2 and Xbox this spring.
The PC game has been shaped to fit the consoles by developer Gusto Games who was responsible for the recent Championship Manager PSP.
The console versions will include all the transfers that took place during the recent transfer window so all the squads will be completely up to date.
It should be interesting to see how Champ Man 2006 compares with the
Ladbrokes has released a betting list offering odds on this Christmas' gaming number one, with the high street bookmaker predicting that movie tie-ins will be the hot sellers over the festive season.
The Traveller's Tales-developed Chronicles of Narnia game is favourite at 3/1, while EA's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Ubisoft's adaptation of Peter Jackson's King Kong are both hotly tipped at 6/1.
Beyond the Hollywood spin-offs, Prince of Persia 3, Call of Duty 2 and Need for Speed
Take 2 has just released the first shots of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the game based on the forthcoming remake of the classic movie.
Due for release across all major platforms in July (bar DS), the game's set inside Willy Wonka's famous confectionary plant and features a slew of environments, both from the new Tim Burton movie and from the original book.
We're expecting a relatively straightforward platforming experience from the game, although it should at least be interesting
Disney Interactive has confirmed that The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released for (deep breath) PS2, PSP, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA, DS and PC this Christmas.
The action-adventure title is based on the new movie - which is itself based on the classic CS Lewis book - that's out in December.
Traveller's Tales (of Lego Star Wars and Crash Twinsanity fame) is currently working on the console and PSP titles, while Griptonite Games (the company that's