Thursday, 31 May 2012

505 Games


From June 5, fans of chart-topping Sniper Elite V2 all over Europe will be able to download the “Assassinate the F├╝hrer” mission, previously available as a pre-order bonus only.

In this ultimate mission, players must use captured intel to intercept the Fuhrer as he makes his way Berchtesgaden to Berlin. The window of opportunity to change history is very tight and you only get one shot so make it count! Players will also receive two new weapons – the Soviet semi-automatic battle rifle SVT-40 and the standard German service rifle Kar 98.

Launching on June 5 on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network for 800 Microsoft Points and on June 6 on the PlayStation®Network for £7.99 / €10.

Sniper Elite V2 is a third-person tactical shooter set in the dying days of WWII.  Published by 505 Games and developed by Rebellion for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC, the game has been rated “M” (Mature – blood and gore, intense violence, language – content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older) by the ESRB.

For more information about Sniper Elite V2 follow the game on Twitter and check out the official game web site at  For budding snipers interested in joining the community go to

505 Games

Prepare to be very naughty on Xbox 360™ and PlayStation®3 in 2012
Global videogame publisher 505 Games and developer Behaviour Interactive today announced Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network. Players will take on the role of Naughty Bear who is once again shunned and outcast by the inhabitants of Perfection Island. They've departed for the luxury holiday destination of Paradise Island but haven’t invited poor Naughty Bear along. Armed with a hit-list of bears that have wronged him, Naughty is going to make them pay, one by one.

“Following the success of our first outing with Naughty Bear, we really wanted to push the limits and give players a lot more freedom to be as naughty as they can and help Naughty Bear get revenge on the other bears who have been so mean to him” said Victoria Reeve, Senior Global Brand Manager, 505 Games. “With the first Naughty Bear game audiences responded well to the juxtaposition of cuddly innocence, with dark humour and over the top violence.  We’re really looking forward to seeing what they make of all the great new features we’ve packed into Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise.”

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise takes everything you loved about the first game and brings a whole new level of naughtiness Thanks to a completely over-hauled combat system, brand new levelling up system, equipment customisation with thousands of combinations and over 30 mission set across 11 distinct areas of Paradise Island there really is a whole new world for players to explore and unleash their inner-naughty in as many ways as they can imagine.

“Naughty Bear really struck a chord with gamers looking for something more than the same old gameplay,” said David Osborne, Executive Creative Director at Behaviour Interactive, “With Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise, we’re turning the naughty dial all the way up to 11!”

Check out the trailer, here.

The bears are back in town in Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise for Xbox Live and PlayStation®Network in 2012. For the teaser trailer, please visit the official Web site at:

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Collect over 100 Rabbids with wacky abilities and put them to the test in hilarious battles, alone or with friends!
Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of Rabbids® Rumble exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™. Rabbids have infiltrated the handheld console and will be back to wreak havoc in November 2012. 

The wacky Rabbids have been let loose throughout seven different worlds and players must battle it out in-game to capture over 100 Rabbids and complete their collection. Rabbids Rumble is full of interactive mini games that fully utilize the 3DS hardware, most notably with the 3D and Augmented Reality where players will interact with the Rabbids like never before. This new experience causes Rabbids to surge from the floor, fly around and even battle it out atop the kitchen table. Rabbids Rumble also features multiple game modes including a solo campaign and multiplayer battles.

 For the first time in franchise history, Rabbids Rumble will introduce an accessible and hilarious turn-based combat system. Players will be able to challenge their friends to intense battles mixing tactics with the Rabbid’s classic wackiness. Each Rabbid comes prepared with hilarious combat abilities and can be trained to become stronger for battles. Using the SpotPass™ function, new & rare Rabbids will be available to download to enrich each fans collection. Fans can also use StreetPass to compete in battles to unlock new Rabbids and items.
To learn more, please visit


First screenshots reveal the all-new circuit and 2012 specification FORMULA ONE™ cars

Codemasters® will unveil the new Circuit of the Americas track as F1 2012 receives its world premiere at E3 in Los Angeles next week. Attendees to the show will be able to lap the new circuit, based in Austin, Texas, months before the FORMULA ONE teams take to the track for the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ in November.

The first F1 2012 screenshots have also been released today and can be seen These new shots show the 2012 specification FORMULA ONE cars racing at the Circuit of the Americas.

You can find F1 2012 on the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment booth in the South Hall, Booth #2001, from 5th-7th June 2012.

For all the latest information on F1 2012 please visit or follow us and Twitter: 


Sign up to play the game first by joining the closed beta programme at

Today Codemasters® revealed how players can customise and upgrade their own racing car in F1 ONLINE: THE GAME, the fun new free-to-play online racing and management game in production at Codemasters Studios under exclusive worldwide agreement with Formula One World Championship Limited. Gamers are also invited to become amongst the first in the world to play the game by registering for the F1 ONLINE: THE GAME closed beta by visiting

F1 ONLINE: THE GAME combines intuitive top-down racing gameplay with an accessible and fun management game. Players will dive into a range of races with simple controls on track and become the team boss of their very own racing team off it. To lead their team to victory, players will choose how to develop their team HQ and create, customise and upgrade their very own racing car. Customisation options include deciding their team name, creating a team emblem, choosing a livery for the car and picking the colour and design for the driver’s helmet. Players can also display badges of achievement earned in-game on their racing car. In the role of team boss, gamers can also research and produce a range of car components, including upgrading the gearbox, brakes, KERS, rear wing and engine, to improve their performance on race day. 

By registering for F1 ONLINE: THE GAME’s closed beta, players will have the opportunity to give their feedback and shape game features prior to the game’s Open Beta phase, in Q2 2012. Fans who are accepted into the closed beta also have the opportunity to earn in-game rewards when F1 ONLINE: THE GAME goes live. Players can register now and see the latest screens and videos from the game at ;

F1 ONLINE: THE GAME will invite fans to compete in online multiplayer races across a range of game modes, including GRAND PRIX™ events and a range of quick-fire challenges and Time Trials. Gamers will be able to track and share their progress via a range of leaderboards and social network features. F1 ONLINE: THE GAME is being developed in house at Codemasters using the Unity game engine to deliver stunning performance in a web browser. 

To register interest in F1 ONLINE: THE GAME, gamers can visit To get all the news straight from the studio, race over to or follow the team on twitter at ; 

Rising Star Games

Blazing Souls Accelate available now on PSN for PS Vita and PSP

Available in stores this Friday

Acclaimed video games publisher Rising Star Games announces the release of Blazing Souls Accelate. Developed by Idea Factory, the strategy RPG is available online via PlayStation Network for PS Vita and PSP. It will also be available in stores this Friday, 1 June.

Your skills are put to the test with a diverse range of options to defeat the Human Genomes. Use the power of the Core Elemental and launch individual or massive combo attacks resulting in exhilarating battle encounters. Mould your own world with up to 200 different items and skills - what you do before battle affects the terrain and vice-versa. Search for towns and dungeons at the guild, explore hidden areas, battle enemies and watch animated events.

Blazing Souls Accelate looks spectacular with incredible anime visuals, while its deep and engaging story will provide players with hours of rewarding tactical RPG gameplay.
For more information on all RSG titles, please visit the official

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 Today, Ubisoft announced that it will kick off the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 with an invitation-only press conference at the Los Angeles Theater at 3 p.m. PDT, June 4. The press conference will feature demonstrations and trailers of Ubisoft’s upcoming lineup of franchise hits, including games for the new Nintendo Wii U™, as well as digital titles, special guests and surprise announcements.

Following the press conference, E3 attendees can visit Ubisoft’s booth -- #1023, located in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center -- to see and play the company’s latest titles. Games available at the booth will include Assassin’s Creed® III, Far Cry® 3, Rayman® Legends, Rocksmith™ and many more. The finale of the ShootMania Marathon, an e-sport competition based on Ubisoft’s ShootMania®: Storm also will be broadcast from the booth on at 11 a.m. PDT, June 6.

“This year’s E3 promises to be one of our biggest and best yet,” said Yves Guillemot, Founder and CEO of Ubisoft. “We’re showcasing the strongest, most competitive collection of core titles we’ve had in years, innovative new games for new platforms and a broad lineup that has something for everyone.”
In a first, Ubisoft is inviting gamers to ask questions to its teams on Uplay®, Ubisoft’s online service dedicated to enhancing the experience of players across games and platforms. The best questions will be selected by one of the guest hosts and asked live during the press conference. Ubisoft also is sending eight select Uplay members to E3, where they will interview teams backstage, preview fans’ favourite games and provide video reports from the show floor. Finally, the Assassin’s Creed III® and Far Cry® 3 teams released two Road To E3 videos showcasing their preparation for the event, and are inviting fans to post their questions on their respective Facebook pages.
Those unable to attend E3 in person can watch the Ubisoft press conference live on YouTube, or embed the live feed on their own sites. Exclusive backstage videos and free content will also be available on

Sniper Elite V2 
The Sniper Elite V2 team take you behind the scenes and offer an in-depth look at the project
Following closely on from its recent stay at the top of the all formats chart, the Sniper Elite V2 team have released a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the game.

More exciting news coming very soon for all Sniper fans out there, so keep your crosshairs trained on this space ...



id Software’s Genre-Defining Game Returns This Autumn with All-New Content

Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced thatDOOM® 3 BFG Edition will be available this Autumn and features DOOM® 3 and the Resurrection of Evil®add-on pack, both of which have been completely re-mastered. The package also includes hours of new content – seven new levels entitled ‘The Lost Mission’.  DOOM 3 BFG Edition is slated for release for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC and PlayStation® 3 – making it the first time any DOOM game has ever appeared on the PlayStation 3.

Re-mastered for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, this genre defining game and its add-on pack offers greatly enhanced graphics, deeply immersing the player in the demonic world of this terrifying horror masterpiece. Players will also experience a never-before-seen single-player story, ‘The Lost Mission’ featuring seven heart-pounding levels that will once again have them on the edge of their seats.

DOOM 3, Resurrection of Evil, and ‘The Lost Mission’ have been optimized in 3D, featuring 5.1 surround sound, Xbox 360 Achievements, PlayStation 3 trophies, improved rendering and lighting, and a new check point save system allowing for smoother progression through the game. id® Software has fine-tuned the controls to bring the intensity of the DOOM single and multiplayer experience to the consoles, and DOOM 3now features the new armour-mounted flashlight, allowing players to illuminate dark corners and blast enemies at the same time.

DOOM 3 was enthusiastically embraced by gamers worldwide at its release,” said John Carmack, Technical Director at id Software. “Today, the full experience has been enhanced and extended to be better than ever, and is delivered across all the platforms with a silky smooth frame rate and highly responsive controls.  New support for 3D TVs, monitors, and head mounted displays also allows players to experience the game with more depth than ever before. We think shooter fans everywhere will love it.”

As a special bonus, DOOM 3 BFG Edition will also include the original DOOM® and DOOM® 2 games, making it the definitive collection of the revolutionary games developed by id Software,  the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre.

For more information please visit www.facebook/Doom.

Rule Britannia! Weekend iOS & Mac Sale to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Proud British publisher, Team17 is preparing for a weekend of pomp and ceremony as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her diamond jubilee.
To help the festivities and fun go with an even bigger bang Team17 is offering its entire Apple catalogue at sizzling, summer sale prices. There’s never been a better time to get your hands on Team17‘s chart-topping games with all iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad apps on offer at £0.69, $0.99 and €0.79.
Mac owners needn’t miss out either - both Worms™ Crazy Golf and Worms™ Special Edition will be on offer

at £2.49, $3.99 and €2.99!

Deals will be available starting Thursday 31st May through Wednesday 6th June to coincide with the diamond jubilee celebrations.

iPod Touch, iPhone
Worms™ HD
Worms™ Special Edition
Worms™ 2:  Armageddon
Worms™ 2: Armageddon
Worms™ Crazy Golf
Worms™ Crazy Golf
Worms™ Crazy Golf HD

For more information on Worms™ please visit or 

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

City Interactive

The Golden Age of aerial combat goes digital as City Interactive announces ‘Dogfight 1942’

City Interactive today announced their new arcade aerial combat game Dogfight 1942. Entering the digital space with content and quality traditionally expected of a console title, Dogfight 1942 will launch on Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade, Sony PlayStation Network and Steam later this year.

Dogfight 1942 is the most accessible air combat game ever to be released on these platforms,” said Lukasz Hacura, Executive Producer for the title at City Interactive.  “The game controls are incredibly intuitive, reducing the need for lengthy tutorials and making it fun for any type of gamer and at the same time remaining challenging enough for harder-core flight game fans.”

Previously announced as Combat Wings, Dogfight 1942 has been re-envisioned and recreated to feature more than 20 types of aircraft --from the fabled P-38 Lightning and Britain’s Spitfire to the feared Messerschmitt 109 and Japanese Kate -- players are challenged with the same missions as real WWII pilots, ranging from bombing runs and dog fights to manning defensive positions such as a gunner on a bomber or anti-aircraft site.

Lukasz Hacura adds “What’s really unique about Dogfight 1942 is the fact that the game will be digitally distributed and therefore available at a price level that is typical for digital games but with production values of a full price retail release.”

A demo of Dogfight 1942 will be released prior to launch.

Dogfight 1942 will be playable at E3 2012 in South Hall, Level 2 - Room #307, and available for download later this year on Xbox Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade, Sony PlayStation Network and Steam.  More information can be found online at