Here's one Blitz Games product you won't find packaged in with your Burger King meal: Possession, which casts you as The Enslaver, a flakey-faced zombie with the power to command his army of equally undead buddies. And guess what? He's pissed off.
And here's what he's going to do about it: take down the Prometheus Corporation - the mysterious company which manufactured the chemicals that turned him and his friends into intelligent zombies. In practice this means directing your cohorts around
While it's still the early days for this FPS based on the experience of best-selling author and hugely-bearded ex-Navy SEAL, Richard Marcinko, the footage weve seen suggests big-ish things. Playing as Marcinko himself, youre sent on a covert mission behind enemy lines in scary old Communist North Korea - when war breaks out with the South you must lead your SEAL unit to safety through the hostile
Were pretty excited about The Outsider - its one of the few games out there thats genuinely attempting to break new ground. Okay, the ingredients, although quite cool-sounding, dont really hint at revolution: youre a CIA agent, Jameson, based in Washington but through no fault of your own end up as public enemy number one in the eyes of the media and the public after the President gets popped. But from here you make your own path - do you wreak revenge on those who wronged you? Try and clear
Assassins Creed is borrowing heavily from the Princes moves, but it wont replace the full-blown next-gen platformer that the developers at Ubisoft are already crafting. After the time-traveling trilogy played out in Sands of Time, Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, this new game wont pick up where the Prince left off, but will be the beginning of an all-new saga.
A Ubisoft leak gave us concept art of the new game and the only details we have on this 360 and PS3 debut so far. However, after
We've been speaking to Funcom about its forthcoming PC and Xbox 360 MMORPG Age of Conan: Hyborian adventures, and last week we brought you part one of the resulting interview. Today - guess what? - we're bringing you the second and concluding part of our chat with product manager Erling Ellingsen...
What occurs in the single-player section of the game, and when that's completed is it a traditional MMORPG that we move into?
Erling Ellingsen: The single-player feature has changed much since we
Blizzard's all-dominating World of Warcraft is set to face its most serious challenge yet in 2007, a number of new 'big name' MMORPGs preparing to enter the market before the year is out.
Product manger Erling Ellingsen reveals that on top of creating a compelling MMORPG experience Funcom is aiming to incorporate cross-platform adventuring into Age of Conan. So, while the PC version will release first this October, PC gamers and Xbox 360 gamers could eventually be able to buddy-up and compare
What was it like working with John Woo and Chow Yun-Fat?
Offerman: Chow Yun-Fat is doing the voiceover for his character (Detective Tequila) and hes mostly in Hong Kong, so we sent an audio guy out there to work with him. They had someone to help him with his pronunciation, a voice coach, because English is only his second language. We took scans of his face and body and, even though it wasnt contractually required, we asked him whether itd be OK to take shots of him with different facial
In a world where your usual new releases recommended retail price is $60 and every great leap in graphical prowess seems to lop another few hours off the length, its a refreshing change to be able to say that Valve are being really, really good to you. Not content with remastering the PCs best ever FPS for 360, theyre also packing in two supremely addictive mods in the form of bizarre but compulsive puzzler Portal and Team Fortress 2s insanely violent cartoon
While the boys at Bungie are stealing all the limelight with Halo 3, Ensemble Studios are going about bringing the Halo -verse to 360 in RTS form quietly under the radar. There has been some skepticism about whether RTS can really work on a console but the notoriously protective Bungie has already thrown their full weight behind the project; and if anyones going to be able to pull it off, Ensemble Studios is, being the best in the business and all.
The sheer importance of the Halo
Were behind a pillar. Sorry - Hollywood action hero Chow Yun-Fat is behind a pillar, face grim, eyes narrowed and hands gripping dual Beretta pistols. As moonlight bathes the museum, gloomily illuminating the looming dinosaur skeleton above, we hear the muffle of incoming footsteps. Hopelessly outnumbered, desperately low on health, we swing into the open and - in a few violent stabs of PS3s Sixaxis pad - erupt into a spiraling slow-motion weave of bullets and trace-lines, spinning and firing