Microprose, a division of Cybergun S.A, has announced its latest title Special Forces: Team X, a team based 3rd person tactical shooter. It will be available for both the XBox 360 and PC and as a digital download, later this year. Atari will publish and distribute all versions of the game under an exclusive license agreement.
Special Forces: Team X (STX) is a team centric 3rd Person cover based shooter, featuring brutal firefights between elite squads of special force operatives. STX takes place in tomorrow’s world, one that is infested with conflicts amongst the geo-political power brokers. A world in which conventional warfare is dead, diplomacy is an affront to the hidden agenda of national objectives, and global strategy is accomplished using clandestine military power.
Initially revealed at by G4 at Gamescom in July, it has since won two show awards at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle in August for “Best Surprise Reveal” and runner up for “Best Shooter”.
Created by world renowned independent developer Zombie Studios, STX puts you in the role of an elite soldier in a Special Forces squad. The game features a unique map selection system, enabling players to shape the battlefield by selecting individual environmental pieces, resulting in over 100 combinations of combat zone. STX allows players to vault, mantle and traverse through the environment with the game’s intuitive cover and clambering system. Read more
Masthead Studios released new map screen shots of their free to play title GUNS and ROBOTS.
The new map of GUNS and ROBOTS represents classic American house. The American house is a multiplayer death match map, small in size to make the action more intense. Most of the deadly close-encounters take place in the backyard. The map features indoor and outdoor environments with many pickups and breakable objects to shoot at and distract the opponents.
The new map allows players to test their robots in new situations and gives them countless hours of re-playable content. Dictated by the humor of its creators the map is scattered all over with dirty laundry, fun random objects and a remarkable swimming pool, which is difficult to cross. The maps appear randomly and players can not choose which map they will be playing on.
The desolated backyard is not a traditional yard with flowers but a torn-up deadly place where players will meet their opponents. The American House is suitable for the competitive players who enjoy adrenaline-pumping game play modes. There are many rooms to explore but players should stay alert for what hides behind every corner. Read more
Project Blackout, an online first person shooter (FPS) published by SG Interactive, celebrates its first anniversary with a line-up of exciting and lucrative events for old and new players alike.
The first anniversary events will run for two weeks, starting on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Online gamers can choose to side with either Aegis Inc. or The Corps, and join the gunfight by signing up and downloading the free-to-play game at its official site.
- Everyone is Invited to the Party – Between Jan. 11 and 25, every player that steps into the battleground will receive 50 percent more experience points and credits, as well as Gift Boxes containing random items such as the M4 SR-16 Lv1 3D, M4 SPR Lv2, Deluxe Shadow 3D or Type II Vest 3D. Read more
Vogster Online has announced that GangWars, the second major expansion to the free-to-play online shooter CrimeCraft will launch on December 5.
Vogster also released a trailer (www.youtu.be/Q5H0qNIFSZ4) showing off the new Territory Wars feature that pits the player-run gangs of CrimeCraft in combat for control of the lobbies and battle zones of Sunrise City. A new website, www.CCGangWars.com, provides full information on the new features and a new trailer showcasing GangWars.
“We’ve been working with our community to develop end game content that’s relevant for our veteran players and that’s what we’ve created with Territory Wars – it allows gangs to own and control sections of the city,” said Lead Game Designer Alexandr Soloveyko. “In addition, we’ve also streamlined the user experience for new players, with our Quickplay interface which gets them into the action faster than ever.” Read more
Croteam has announced that Serious Sam 3: BFE’s release date on PC has been shifted to November 22nd. The newest release in the icon FPS series will still be released on Steam, Get Games, Impulse and Direct2Drive in addition to retail in select territories.
“Serious Sam 3: BFE is the next evolution in our beloved franchise and the team wants to take a little extra time to make it perfect for Serious Sam fans worldwide,” said Davor Hunski, Chief Creative Guy at Croteam. “The game is playing wonderfully and looks great so we are going through to balance the difficulty and fine tune the code to eliminate any technical issues at launch. And we’ll probably add some more enemies to the hordes to blow your mind.”
Serious Sam 3: BFE is open for preorders on Steam, Get Games and other digital download services with serious discounts and one very special surprise: Read more
GamersFirst announced that War Rock has engaged in a major in-game visual reconstruction just in time for summer. Mass annihilation never looked better as the fan-favored first-person shooter ignites with new high resolution texturing to landscapes, vehicles and weapons.
In conjunction with the reconstructive makeover, GamersFirst embraces summer by challenging players in a true test of skill in the game’s biggest player versus player (PvP) event of the year, the 7th Annual War Rock Olympics, kicking off July 5. War Rock enlistees will face each other on the battlefield in a week-long competition testing skill, cunning and tactical planning, concluding in the traditional bikini and water balloon event and War Rock marketplace sale of epic proportions.
“The update adds an incredible dimension of intensity to the game’s environments,” said Chuck ‘Nemico’ Leonard, producer for War Rock. “War Rock fans will be visually submersed into combat deeper than ever before, battling with newly primed and polished weaponry in War Rock’s revamped, lush, war-ridden landscapes.” Read more
Highly Anticipated Online WWII Flight Combat Simulator Launches September 16th With All New Content
GamesCampus.com announced Heroes in the Sky. The official launch for the highly-anticipated MMOTPS, (Massively Multiplayer Online Third Person Shooter) WWII flight combat simulator will feature all new content including new maps, planes, a new level cap and much more. Players are invited to take flight and download the game for free at http://HIS.GamesCampus.com
The much anticipated aerial combat game – which features hundreds of thrilling war planes flying high above the battlefields of WWII – will launch with a variety of new features and content. All-new additions include a new level cap that will allow players a newfound access to better planes and gear by extending the level cap to 49 and all-new maps that will challenge players to bring their A-game as they prepare for conflict over the Pacific between the United States and the Empire of Japan.
New premium planes such as the ramjet-powered fighter Skoda Kauba SK P.14.01 and the Japanese Mitsubishi J4M1 Senden which has a four-blade propeller that moves it at 437 miles per hour will also be introduced. These masters of the sky will be available to both the Allied and Axis in celebration of the official launch, but only for a limited time this month in the game’s Premium Shop.
In addition, new bundle packs; Upgrade, Expansion and Occupational War -will be available at low prices to allow players to get to the top of their game with the least impact to their wallet! Finally, players wishing they could extend their items without the need to run back to the shop are in luck because players can now easily extend their items once they’ve learned their items have expired!
“Jumping into the cockpit to re-live some of the greatest aerial battles in history is something every flight sim fan looks forward to,” said Uyen Uyen Ton Nu, head of Marketing for GamesCampus. “With the help of our burgeoning online community which provided invaluable feedback during our open beta, and the slew of new features in the game, we have intensified the super-charged gameplay experience of Heroes in the Sky.”
Heroes in the Sky is an intense airborne MMOTPS that combines high impact PVE and fast paced PVP as it chronicles the events from the beginning to the end of World War II. PVP combat is taken to a new level as players must not only worry about the basic dangers from the front, behind, and sides, but also from above and below. Heroes in the Sky is dog fighting at its finest; cannon fires, machine gun blasts, missiles, and bombs flood the skies as up to 16 players shoot it out for air superiority! Featuring some of the most famous WWII aircraft in history, players will soar across the sky as they bomb cities, sink boats, burst blimps and more- all this and more unfolds as players compete to become the top Ace in Heroes in the Sky. Players will choose from a variety of intense and realistic planes including both experimental and field tested all while reliving history and participating in intense aerial combat.
Shattered Horizon will release as a Premium Edition in the UK on 27th August in an exclusive retail boxed format.
EXCLUSIVELY IN THE BOXED EDTION
1. The full Shattered Horizon game plus Moonrise Maps and Firepower Weapons expansion packs with printed game manual
2. Handy Keyboard and Mouse Controls guide card: Save time and lives – colour coded for instant access and rapid command find
3. 16 piece character and debris sticker-set with ISS panorama scene card booklet: Create your own zero gravity space battles
We’re celebrating the August release of Shattered Horizon in a special premium boxed edition with exclusive goodies in the box. It ‘s called Shattered Horizon Premium Edition. Have a bit of fun with the sticker set, which you can reuse again and again. Plus give yourself an extra little advantage with the controls guide by your side at all times. Read more
Narrative-driven military shooter features intense combat and gut-wrenching decisions set against the backdrop of the sandstorm-ravaged city of Dubai
2K Games announced that Spec Ops®: The Line™ is currently in development at YAGER for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Spec Ops: The Line is a provocative and gripping third-person modern military shooter that challenges players’ morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations where unimaginable choices affecting human life must be made.
“At the heart of the 2K DNA is the creation of intellectual properties that provide consumers with compelling narrative, heart-pounding action, and worlds that come to life around them,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Spec Ops: The Line is the epitome of a 2K Games title and incorporates all of our gameplay values: immersive experiences that draw you in, unique and innovative features that make you rethink the way you play them, and an amazingly high quality bar that is synonymous with the 2K name. By meeting these core values, I’m confident that Spec Ops: The Line will be a great experience that people will enjoy playing for years to come.”
Spec Ops: The Line unfolds within the destroyed opulence of Dubai. Once the playground for the world’s wealthiest elite, Dubai has fallen victim to a series of cataclysmic sandstorms. The city’s ultramodern architecture lies half-buried under millions of tons of sand. The very sand that blankets the city plays a marquee role in altering combat situations and serves as a powerful but unpredictable force that will both help and hinder players throughout the course of the game.
While most people have fled the now-barren wasteland before the sandstorms swept through, U.S. Army Colonel John Konrad and his loyal squad remained behind to protect those incapable of escape. Unable to reach anyone in Dubai after the storm hit, the U.S. Army feared Konrad and his team dead until they picked up a weak distress signal and launched a rescue operation. As U.S. Army Captain Martin Walker, you and your elite Delta Force team are sent to infiltrate the treacherous region to bring Konrad home. Players will experience “The Line”, that razor’s edge known only to men who deal in war. It is the line they cross when death and duty become one and the same. It is the end – of self and sanity – when their duty is done and only they remain.
“The production of Spec Ops: The Line has been a tremendous experience for YAGER,” said Timo Ullman, managing director at YAGER. “Our close collaboration with 2K Games over the course of this production has allowed us to achieve our goal of giving players a unique and exciting gaming experience in Spec Ops: The Line. YAGER’s goal is to always push the boundaries of what is possible and exceed players’ expectations in every production.”
Spec Ops: The Line underscores 2K’s commitment to deliver original and innovative single and multiplayer experiences to current generation consoles and PCs. Spec Ops: The Line will take that commitment to the next level by providing players with a new and exciting multiplayer experience that offers a unique perspective on the single-player storyline.
Spec Ops: The Line is not yet rated by the ESRB. The title is planned for release during Take-Two’s 2011 fiscal year, which begins on November 1, 2010. For more information, please visit www.specopstheline.com.
Sign up now to play the zero gravity FPS in the final week of the closed beta.
Futuremark® Games Studio today announced that they are giving gamers one last chance to join the closed beta for Shattered Horizon™, their multiplayer first-person shooter played in zero gravity. PC gamers who register before Monday 5th October will be invited to play in the final week of beta. Sign up now at the official website. http://www.shatteredhorizon.com
Shattered Horizon sees players fight in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident that throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space. In zero gravity players have complete freedom of movement and can use new combat tactics that cannot be found in other games.
The beta is open to PC gamers from North America and Europe aged 18 and over. The minimum hardware requirements are Windows Vista or Windows 7, DirectX 10 graphics card, dual core processor, Steam account and a broadband Internet connection.
Last chance to join the Shattered Horizon beta, sign up now: http://www.shatteredhorizon.com