The new James Bond game will be developed by Spider-Man 2 developer, Treyarch, and will be the first Bond since Activision acquired the 007 license from Electronic Arts.
The news comes from a job listing on the Activision website which ran "Treyarch is looking for a gameplay designer for our upcoming Bond title". It was also mentioned that Treyarch is looking for people to work on next-gen titles, which suggests the new Bond game will be released for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
This new Bond game
Half-Life 2: Episode Two will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 - along with the PC version - this winter, and will come bundled with all Half-Life 2 back content to let console gamers get up to speed.
Episode Two will be released for the next-gen consoles with the original Half-Life 2 game and Half-Life 2: Episode One. The PC version, meanwhile, will pack in two new introductions to the Half-Life world - Portal and Team Fortress 2.
Team Fortress 2 is the long-awaited team- and class-based
EA has announced that Project Gray Company, the mystery next-gen action-oriented RPG in development with its Redwood Shores studio, will be called The Lord of the Rings: The White Council. The game will take place in Tolkien's fantastical world, beginning an entire lifetime before the War of the Ring takes place. Aragorn is but 10 years old, and Bilbo has not yet found the One Ring.
The game is currently in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for a 2007 release, and is inspired by the recent
Sonic's next-gen outing is still several months away, but Sega's gotten into a good habit of pushing out new screens on a regular basis. The new title, simply called Sonic the Hedgehog, promises to return the speedy mascot to his former glory - forgive us if we remain skeptical (thanks a lot,
Friday 14 July 2006
Both Sony and Electronic Arts passed on the opportunity to turn Brit horror flick 28 Days Later into a game, according to the film's producer Andrew Macdonald.
Macdonald was speaking at the Develop Conference in Brighton this week about the crossover between games and films when he revealed there was little interest in the 28 Days Later licence. Many independent developers were tempted by the idea but would need funding to produce it.
28 Days Later was directed by Danny
David Jaffe, the director of the God of War games, has revealed that work on the sequel is progressing so well that he is confident that the series could stretch to a third game.
Writing on his blog, he revealed his first impressions after playing the latest version of God of War II: "I can tell you that [God of War II ] is shaping up very, very nicely, I played a bunch of levels last week and it's really, really
Ubisoft delivered a smattering of new screens from Rainbow Six Vegas today. These screens appear to have been taken from the E3 demo that was only shown behind closed doors at the Ubisoft booth. These new shots rehash some stuff you've probably already seen, but they still demand attention by brilliantly showing off the crazy lighting effects that permeate every pore of Rainbow Six Vegas. Not only does the city of Vegas look unbelievably hot with the world famous strip lit up in microscopic
Thursday 13 July 2006
Mark Rein, vice president of Unreal developer Epic Games, hit out at episodic gaming yesterday, claiming that it was "a broken business".
Episodic gaming is a new way of game distribution that allows publishers to release a game in chapters over a number of months. It's a process that is being used by Half-life developer Valve with its Half-Life 2 episodes and one that is attractive to many game publishers who feel they could use online services such as the Xbox Live
We've been showing static screens of it for months now, but today we're finally able to bring you a glimpse of Virtua Fighter 5 in motion. The new trailer, just unleashed by publisher Sega, is the best look we've had of the martial-arts fighter so far (aside from the Japanese arcade machine, anyway).
The new video features a very good look at new fighters El Blaze and Eileen, as well as plenty of smooth new ass-kickery by old favorites including Akira, Jacky, Lau and Pai. The game - due out in
GameCube classic Eternal Darkness almost certainly has a sequel on the way, according to Denis Dyack, director of developer Silicon Knights.
Dyack has revealed in his blog that the three-game approach the team took to the forthcoming Xbox 360 game Too Human was always a possibility for Eternal Darkness. Every time the team designs a game, he says, it is intended to tell a story within a larger universe and that other stories are still there to be told.
This means that Too Human's - and now