Archive for February 5, 2011
Bioware and EA have announced that they will release a demo of Dragon Age 2 and that it will drop on February 22nd 2011 on all available platforms.
The demo gives players access to the game’s full prologue which will shed some light on the game’s protagonist, Hawke, and allow for tinkering with the game’s three character classes. From the prologue players get to see the city of Kirkwall and interact with some key players from the full game.
As an added incentive, if you beat the demo you’ll gain access to an exclusive weapon for the full retail release called Hayder’s Razor, “an ancient dwarven blade which increases health, mana, and combat abilities.”
Namco Bandai games announced February 4th that they are working on a new “Ridge Racer” game named “Unbounded”, but they have not yet announced any release date.
Here is the announcement from Namco Bandai games:
Feb. 4, 2011 – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America today announced RIDGE RACER® UNBOUNDED™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC. The newest installment of the smash racing franchise aims to shake up the genre by breaking all the rules and a plenty of cars along the way. Get ready to take the action off the circuits and into the streets for one of the most action-packed and destructive racing games ever seen.
RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED takes the RIDGE RACER series in whole new direction by adding a punishing dose of destruction to the familiar arcade gameplay. Players will careen through the competition using their four-wheeled street-racing thoroughbreds as high-octane wrecking machines with a new mantra – Drive, Destroy, Dominate.
“RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED injects a shot of adrenaline into one of the most revered racing franchises in video game history,” said Carlson Choi, vice president of marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “The talented Bugbear development team is committed to crafting a game with the amazing attention to detail the RIDGE RACER series is known for, while also delivering a destructive game, fans old and new will appreciate.”
Developing RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED is leading Helsinki-based racing specialist Bugbear Entertainment Ltd., whose games in the genre have earned both widespread critical and commercial acclaim. With RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED, they are aiming to push the genre further and bring their unique touch to the much-loved RIDGE RACER series.