Developer Interview – FIFA 13 Wii U

FIFA 13 on the Wii U

FIFA Soccer 13 – Developer Interview and Hands-on

We got a hands-on demo and Developer Interview for FIFA Soccer 13 for the Wii U. It comes out on November 18th with the launch of the Wii U itself.  FIFA 13 could be the big surprise at the Wii U’s launch as it blends new gameplay and core FIFA controls extremely well.

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FIFA fans that have played the game on other consoles will be in familiar territory as the controller allows you to play as you would on the PS3 or Xbox360.   The Wii U’s touch-screen adds new elements like touch-screen shooting and very interesting options for the Manager Mode.

You can set up passes and draw routes for AI team members on the gamepad and interact with players at half-time from the controller.

We talk to Mat, Producer with EA to learn more.  He was very informative and we had the chance to learn quite a bit about FIFA Soccer 13 and the Wii U.

Thanks to Mat and EA.

FIFA 13 Wii U Manager Mode

Spy Hunter Released

Warner Brothers Interactive announced this week that the launch of a rebooted Midway classic – Spy Hunter – is now available for the PS Vita and the Nintendo 3DS.

1983 Spy Hunter
1983 Spy Hunter
2012 Spy Hunter
2012 Spy Hunter


Gamers that remember the 80’s will be familiar with this title that mixes racing and high tech gadgets. Agents will get behind the wheel of the G-6155 Interceptor supercar to travel the globe and prevent a world wide terrorist organization from succeeding in their plans for world domination. Switch from a street racer to an off-road assault vehicle complete with up-gradable weapons, technology and gadgets to assist your missions.

Some new features included in Spy Hunter include new crash animations, slow motion camera capabilities and an unmanned drone to assist and amp up your destruction levels to 11.

Players will also recognize the familiar sounds of the Peter Gunn Theme getting a reboot. The Music of Spy Hunter soundtrack, composed by none other than Toronto Native and Grammy nominated composer Ryan Shore, is now available from WaterTower Music.

Watch the Announcement Trailer now:

Ghost Recon Future Soldier Tech Trailer

With the launch of Ghost Recon Ubisoft has released the latest Tech Trailer showing the gadgets and advanced technology at the disposal of the Ghost special Ops Team.

Ubisoft also announced two companion games; on Facebook Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Commander, where players will be able to unlock exclusive weapons, weapon skins and bonuses to use while playing Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and a mobile application the Ghost Recon Network site for iOS & Android devices are now available.

See you on the battle field.

Also while you’re watching video’s take the time to review the Live action short film Ghost Recon Alpha.

Ghost Recon Future Soldier available now!

Armies of Magic Beta

Disney Interactive’s Playdom recently launched of Armies of Magic on Facebook. A new side scrolling fantasy game where your chosen character, after centuries of peace, must lead your people in a new war against the rising Goblin menace.

Build your city, and manage the necessary resources to equip and train warriors and advance your armies technology.

ABOUT THE GAME

  • Players will choose to lead the Humans, Elves, or Dwarves by building a powerful city and training an army
  • Armies of Magic will launch with a unique narrative storyline for each race
  • Players can directly challenge their friends to battle and compete for rewards

Armies of Magic also features a fully customizable fantasy-themed city building, exclusive story content, limited edition buildings, as well as a cooperative game play experience.

Darksiders II Pre-order Offers Announced

THQ has released details on the Pre-order packages for the next instalment of the Darksiders saga with screens of Death riding head on into Armageddon.

Alongside Darksiders 2, THQ has announced the launch of two books tied to the series; In May, DARKSIDERS: THE ABOMINATION VAULT will provide the back stories on War and Death – taking place a millennia before the events of the original Darksiders – and the struggle to save the world from a mysterious force seeking to the balance of heaven, hell and earth. The second book will be a companion book described as the Darksiders World Bible.

Pre-order details:

  • GameStop: ‘Death Rides’ Pack-Features multiple exclusive side-quests allowing players to explore more of the Maker’s Realm and Dead Plains. In addition players will be able to aid an ancient Construct, battle The Bloodless and retrieve Karn’s lost treasure.
  • Best Buy: ‘Angel of Death’ Pack-Features enhanced armor with an angel inspired design as well as a pair of matching scythes. In addition players will receive an exclusive purple colored visual trail for their crow.
  • Amazon: ‘Deadly Despair’ Pack-Features an additional speed boost for Death’s horse Despair, that allows players to traverse the world at a much faster rate.

Introducing Death from the beginning to the end.



Official game Trailer:



Darksiders II available June 26th release in the US and June 29th release in Europe.

Darksiders II Screen Gallery:

I AM ALIVE!

Editor’s Note: This is actually a fitting post as we’ve been a little quiet around here lately, due to some thing beyond my control I’ve had to limit my writing time… I’m trying to correct that though

Coming soon to the Xbox live Arcade a New Post-Apocalypse Survival title from Ubisoft – I AM ALIVE!

Moving away from zombies and mutants (Huzza!) and into a story that will force players to consider the actions taken against other survivors and supply management in the harsh lands of a dying city. Using your brains as much as the equipment you are carrying will be the key to surviving and reaching your ultimate goal – finding your family. Players will be faced with situations requiring you to intimidate others, bluff their way out of a tough spot, or event take a physical approach to the other inhabitants in the city of Haventon.

Trailer:

Think you have what it takes to survive? Find out on March 7, 2012. I Am Alive will be available for download for 1200 Microsoft Points.

Screen Shots:

Assassin’s Creed Revelations – “Previously On” Trailer

Are you new to Assassin’s Creed?

If so here is a quick catch-up on the previous titles to get you ready for the newest chapter of Desmond and his assassin ancestors, Ezio and Altair.

If you are a long time fan of the series this video offers a brief refresher and a glimpse of what is to come.

Get the Game now at your local Retailer or online.

Halo Living Monument

Today Microsoft and 343 industries announced the launch of the Halo Living Monument. The monument is a place where gamers can upload pictures of their favourite “Halo” memories and watch as they blend and merge into the the stream of images submitted by other fans from all over the world in an interactive, 3D mosaic image of Master Chief.

Catch the Trailer:

The Halo Living Monument was created in celebration of the 10th anniversary launch of “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” edition.

*NOTE: Halo Living Monument experience not available in Google Chrome.

Will You Answer Today’s Call?

It’s Call of Duty Day 2011 and things are getting crazy around here. From $1 Million dollar heists of today’s Blockbuster release in France, our Review of the Game and all the news for the major launch parties all over the country.

GameStop‘s flag ship location at 267 Yonge St, Toronto is promising to be a major blowout with COD Prizes and giveaways ranging from Consoles and games, to hoodies and Touques, and a special appearance by Call of Duty Modern Warfare Developers. Tonight’s events run from 6 pm to 1 am.

Can’t make it to Toronto? Fear not, GameStop is running events at 274 of their stores, find your nearest location here (Quebec residents go here).

BestBuy will also be hosting Major events in the Toronto and Vancouver areas tonight: Launch parties at Cambie and Bay & Dundas:

  • First to play opportunity with Xbox Street Teams
  • Green Screen photo opportunity embedding you into the game
  • Meet two of the game developers (only at Cambie)
  • Line up to be entered to win a Hardened Edition copy of the game
  • Dress up for your chance to win an additional Hardened Edition copy

Launch Parties:

  • Toronto – 65 Dundas St. West (Bay and Dundas) – being at 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov 7
  • Vancouver – 2220 Cambie St. (Cambie and 6th Ave) – being at 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov 7
  • Doors open at all midnight opening stores* on Tuesday, Nov 8 at 12:01 a.m.

Other BestBuy Promotion/notes tied to CoD:MW3 –

  • Pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in advance and get 800 Reward Zone bonus points ($10 value)
  • Trade 3 games and get credit for the full value of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Free t-shirt for the first 100 customers in line at each store
  • Guaranteed 15 Hardened Edition copies at every store

*stores in Quebec and Sudbury will open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8

And not to be out done Future Shop will be kicking out the jams at THREE locations (it’s only fitting for MW3).

Future Shop’s midnight release and release day offers include:

  • Opportunity to win a grand-prize draw for a LG 47” Cinema 3D home theatre package (a $2,099 value) at above locations
  • Trade-in two used games from qualifying list for a new copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Receive $10 credit for any future gaming purchase in December with purchase from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. (Games must be priced $19.99 and over.)
  • The first 75 customers purchasing the game at each store location will receive a free Modern Warfare Collection SteelBook case (Shown Right), exclusive to Future Shop.
  • Line up early for your chance to get cool MW3 stuff!

Advance Modern Warfare 3 gameplay from 9:00 p.m. – midnight (local time) at the following three downtown locations:

  • Toronto, ON, 325 Yonge St. (at Dundas)
  • Edmonton, AB, 10304-109th St. N.W. (at 103 Ave. N.W.)
  • Vancouver, BC, 798 Granville St. (at Robson)

* Stores in Sudbury, ON and Quebec open earlier on November 8, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. local time.)

Have Fun and Game on!