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  • Tropico 3 Absolute Power Expansion Pack for PC

    Kalypso Media announced that the Tropico 3 expansion pack Absolute Power is available today for PC. Absolute Power is developed by Haemimont Games and requires the full version of Tropico 3 to play (SRP£19.99).

    Tropico 3 Absolute Power is the first official expansion pack to the critically acclaimed Tropico 3 and invites players back to the island paradise of Tropico and experience unprecedented power as the benevolent (or malevolent) ruler‘El Presidente’. It adds new campaigns, new missions, new islands, unique buildings and new presidential powers to maximise the length and success of your term in power.

  • Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection Released

    Kerberos Productions and Paradox Interactive announced that Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection which includes the original Sword of Stars game as well as its' expansions: Born of Blood, A Murder Crows, Argos Naval Yard as well as a brand new scenario, has released today with a recommended retail price of €29.99/$29.99.

    A brand new release trailer can be viewed here:

    Developed by Kerberos, Sword of the Stars is an epic space 4x Strategy game set in the year 2405 that allows players to play as one of four distinct galactic races, research over 150 distinct technologies, design and build ships across three size classes and wield over 40 weapons from six different weapon groups. Players can also choose from a variety of single-player scenario campaigns along with up to eight player multiplayer.

    The first expansion, Born of Blood, unveils the merciless Zuul Slavers with over 90 brand new ship sections and their unique drive system, the Tunnel Drive. It also introduces a variety of new game features including slavery, trade routes and diplomatic communications, as well as 25 additional technologies, 15 more weapons, new ship sections for the original four races as well as new scenarios, maps and galactic encounters.

    A Murder of Crows introduces a sixth new race in the form of The Morrigi with their unique‘Grav Flock’ Drive System, 27 additional technologies, 15 more weapons along with construction ships, orbital stations, spy ships, police cutters and more.

    The third and final expansion, Argos Naval Yard, completes Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection with 19 more new technologies, over 75 additional ship sections to build, 10 weapons, three scenarios, as well as single player/multiplayer with co-op scenario maps.

  • Need for Speed World for PC coming July

    Electronic Arts today announced that Need for Speed World, the massively multiplayer online action racing game, will go live on July 20, 2010. Need for Speed World thrusts gamers into an enormous, socially-connected white-knuckle Need for Speed experience featuring an all-new power-up system and deep RPG style progression.

    Beginning July 20th, Need for Speed World will be available as a free client download at world.needforspeed.com. The free client gives gamers a taste of the action with access to all races, pursuits and career progression up to level 10.

    Players looking for the ultimate experience can purchase the Need for Speed World Starter Pack which includes a credit for£14.99 worth of SpeedBoost, full access up to level 50, a bundle assortment of power-ups like Nitrous and Traffic Magnet to help you get started, and an exclusive limited edition vehicle– all for MSRP £14.99. Owners of the Starter Pack also get the added benefit of being able to purchase items like power-ups, double XP periods and even rental cars starting at just a few cents.

    Players who pre-order Need for Speed World will have a one-week headstart to the game on July 13th, with increased Rep (XP) gain for the duration of the headstart event and guaranteed access to all upcoming Need for Speed World beta events. Finally, players will also be able to reserve their driver names in advance of the game going live and have VIP status permanently displayed in their driver profile. Pre-orders are available now at eastore.ea.com or at participating digital retailers nationwide.

    Need for Speed World brings together best in class action racing with an unparalleled social experience. Players can compete against any one of their friends, family or pick from thousands of top ranked players to challenge in intense online battles and police pursuits across 150 miles of sprawling open world. Need for Speed World combines new content with the most popular cities from Need for Speed Most Wanted and Need for Speed Carbon to create the biggest, most exciting race world ever released in the Need for Speed universe.

    Need for Speed World is being developed by Black Box, an Electronic Arts studio. Need for Speed World will be available on July 20, 2010.

  • PokePark Wii: Pikachu's adventure coming on 9th July

    Get ready to run, jump, and smash your way through Pikachu’s latest action-packed adventure for all ages when PokePark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure launches on Wii on 9th July.

    Playing as Pikachu, you must solve the crisis that has befallen a strange new place, the PokéPark. Along the way, you’ll befriend key Pokémon as you take part in Skill Games and the many challenging Attractions to be found in the PokéPark.

    Up until recently, the PokéPark was protected by an item called the Sky Prism. But the Sky Prism shattered, and its pieces were spread all across the PokéPark. In order to save this magical place, you, as Pikachu, will need to explore the PokéPark and collect all of the Sky Prism Pieces.

    PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure is the first Pokémon adventure title for Wii. As well as pulling you into a deep and engaging action adventure story, you will meet and talk to a wide variety of Pokémon.

    As you work your way through the story, you’ll explore various zones within the PokéPark, each very different to the last. Whether in Beach Zone, Iceberg Zone, Lava Zone or Haunted Zone, you’ll find various Attractions, which comprise the main challenges in the game.

    Each Attraction is a mini-game, such as a footrace, a test of strength or an obstacle course, designed to test your skills to the max. Beating the high score in an Attraction is often a way of receiving a Sky Prism Piece. Shake and tilt the Wii Remote to fly, swim and skate your way through a whole host of fun Attractions, such as:

    • Rhyperior’s Bumper Burn - Pokémon fight on a stage. You have to try to push opponent Pokémon off the stage!
    • Bulbasaur’s Daring Dash– What could be better than a Pokémon footrace! Shake the Wii Remote to accelerate.
    • Salamence’s Air Ace - Shoot airborne targets while flying high in the sky during this intense shooting game! Hitting targets while controlling the Pokémon is a serious test of your skills.
    • Venusaur’s Vine Swing– Timing is everything in this test of your vine-swinging skills. Get the momentum right if you want to achieve a long jump.
    • Gyarados’ Aqua Dash - Race against the clock, avoiding obstacles and using boosts to set the fastest time you can on this aquatic course!

    But Pikachu isn’t the only one who can challenge the Attractions! As Pikachu befriends other Pokémon, some will become playable in different Attractions, opening up a wealth of possibilities to make strategic use of different Pokémon’s specific strengths.

    Many of these Pokémon will also challenge Pikachu to a Skill Game, such as a simple Battle, a game of Hide-and-Seek, or a Chase– all games that will allow you to build friendships with the challenger by defeating them!

    Zip across land, sea, and sky to show off your speed and skill in the first ever Pokémon action adventure title for all ages on Wii when PokéPark™ Wii: Pikachu‘s Adventure launches on 9th July 2010.

  • Little League World Series Baseball 2010 Announced

    Activision Publishing announced today that Little League World Series Baseball 2010, this year’s entry in the acclaimed hit baseball series, will be released this July for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. This is the first time the perennially popular Little League franchise has“hit” these systems.

    “We felt it was time to finally bring the popular Little League series to gamers playing Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing.“Little League World Series Baseball 2010 is visually stunning and packed with tons of new content, while remaining an accessible pick-up-and-play game for the whole family.”

    Little League World Series Baseball 2010 is Activision’s third officially licensed Little League video game, and once again it is being developed by world renowned Japanese studio NOW Production. Players will have the chance to become a Little League World Series Baseball Champion, while online functionality offers the ability to upload records and leader boards. New features include an all-new Season and Career mode that leads players from chumps to champs on the way to the World Series.

    “Activision has been an outstanding partner because they listen closely to what real Little League players have to say about our videogames,” Jud Rogers, Sr. Marketing Executive, Little League International.“This commitment to evolution is what makes Little League® World Series Baseball 2010 an outstanding title of which our organization is intensely proud.”

    Little League World Series Baseball 2010 will be available this July for $39.99.

  • World of Battles Launch Trailer

    World of Battles, the free, massively multiplayer, real time strategy game, opens its doors today and shows its intense confrontations through its official trailer! World of Battles is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online real-time wargame in a fantasy setting, where up to eight armies, each one made up of as many as 16 units, clash in exciting player-versus-player battles.