263w ago - Today Ubisoft announced it will be releasing exciting new downloadable content (DLC) for Far Cry 2 by the end of November.
The Fortune's Pack DLC will bring new vehicles and new weapons to both the single-player game and the multiplayer game, giving gamers even more diverse means of destruction.
Press Release: UBISOFT ANNOUNCES NEW DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR FAR CRY┬® 2 COMING SOON IN NOVEMBER - THE FORTUNE'S PACK BRINGS YOU EVEN MORE TOOLS OF MAYHEM
November 21, 2008 - Be the silent stalker armed with your crossbow or jump on your new quad and blast through the dunes of Africa. The Fortune's Pack DLC for Far Cry 2 will be available for download from Xbox LIVE┬® Marketplace for the Xbox 360┬® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 800 Microsoft Points and from PlayStation┬®Network for $9.99.
The Fortune's Pack DLC for Far Cry 2 will include:
268w ago - According to Bertrand Helias (Senior Producer, Far Cry 2) via PS Blog today, the Far Cry 2 Space is launching in PlayStation Home's closed BETA!
To quote: The space will invite players to dig deeper into the game's vast African landscape. Users will have the opportunity to investigate in-game environments, including a bombed-out train station that has been converted into the ad hoc office of Reuben Oluwagembi, a journalist caught in the middle of the propaganda conflict between the warring UFLL and APR factions.
In Reuben's office, you'll be able to analyze an interactive map of the game world to strengthen your knowledge of the Far Cry 2 environment to develop your strategy for future missions. Locate guard posts, safe houses to save the progress of your game, weapon shops to buy new weapons, and bus stations to expedite your travel across the expansive land.
Players will have access to Reuben's files containing various pictures, articles, and dossiers that will delve deeper into the background of The Jackal, as well as that of the other warlords and opposing factions. And finally, multiplayer game of Mancala that uses bullets as game pieces will be fully playable.
Hope you enjoy it and be sure to look out for new features as we'll be updating the space regularly.
268w ago - A picture (below) was released on the Internet yesterday of a retail copy of Far Cry 2. Many were skeptical on the legitimacy of the picture, but not too long afterwards more reports starting coming in that many Gamestop store managers have received copies of the game.
Whether this is an actual broken release, date or just a manager being a bit cocky is still unclear. It wouldn't be a bad idea though to check your local retail stores tomorrow to see if you can sneak a copy out.
If that's not enough now we have yet ANOTHER batch of reports indicating that Far Cry 2 has been leaked onto the Internet. Which console you may ask? Well the 360 of course!
The Xbox 360 has really been taking in a lot of early releases of games via torrents, and its quite ironic how these torrents are directed towards the 360 rather than the PC platform many developers consider to be a pirate jungle.
At least this leak isn't as bad as Fallout 3 where the game is still a good two weeks away till release.
270w ago - Far Cry 2 to is one game everyone can't wait to get their hands on, coming to a PS3 near you here are the trophies we'll be aiming for:
• Stickin it to the man: Kill a Faction Captain in Leboa-Sako - the Northern Territory
• Wages of Conflict: Aquire all conflict diamonds in the game available through payment or exploration
• Making friends: Save a Buddy from captivity
• The best laid plans: Work with a Buddy to subvert a mission offered by a faction
• Wanderer: Find all the Safe Houses in Leboa-Sako - the Northern Territory
• Orienteer: Find all the Safe Houses in Bowa-Seko - the Southern Territory
• Investigative Reporter: Turn over the first set of the Jackal's audio logs to the Journalist
• Messenger: Complete all the available Underground side-quests in both the North and the South
• Supply: Unlock new weapons by hitting a Convoy
• On the run: Escape the Town
• Down but not out: Escape to Bowa-Seko - the Southern Territory
• Weapon Specialist: Purchase the manuals and acquire the bandolier for one weapon
• Bagman: Deliver stamped travel documents to the Underground in exchange for medicine
• Lineman: Complete a Mission intercepted from a cellular tower signal
• Dawa ya moto ni moto: Break the ceasefire...
275w ago - The September issue of EGM brought our editors face-to-face with some of Japan's most celebrated game developers, including PlatinumGames' Hideki Kamiya. Previously responsible for Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe, and Okami, the former Capcom designer talked at length about his upcoming action game Bayonetta -- as well as his feelings about his competition. You can check out the full, extended interview in all its sexy glory right here.
You might recall our other big interview with former Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki, where the Ninja Gaiden creator unceremoniously rocked a Ninpo on Okami. In case you were wondering, here's why:
"I've never played Ninja Gaiden, and to be honest, I'm not that interested.
"The quality that gets you interested in something is that you feel something for them. Like on TV, or a movie, or a song, or whatever. You just feel something, and you get pulled into it, and then that's how you pick something up. But Ninja Gaiden just didn't have that power, so that's why I wasn't interested in it.
Kamiya also explained his opinion that the industry has failed to exceed the groundwork he laid with original Devil May Cry, complaining, "I don't know why the baton was dropped, but it is very true that I don't feel...