THQ announces Dawn of War II, BETA for Soulstorm owners

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314w ago - THQ's officially announced RTS sequel Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II.

The game's being developed exclusively for PC and is powered by an enhanced version of Relic's proprietary Essence Engine 2.0.

And for those of you that bought the recent Soustorm add-on for the original are in for a treat: you'll be able to get in on the as yet undated multiplayer beta. From the release:

In addition, THQ is pleased to announce that gamers purchasing copies of the recently released Warhammer(R) 40,000(TM): Dawn of War(R) - Soulstorm(TM) will be able to participate in an invitation-only multiplayer beta program for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II set to take place at a future date.

"The original Dawn of War and its subsequent standalone expansions have established the series as one of the industry's leading RTS franchises," said Brad Carraway, vice president, global brand management, THQ.

"Dawn of War II will re-define RTS gaming to gamers worldwide, delivering brutal frontline action and tactics, and allowing players to get straight to the action with unprecedented fast-paced RTS gameplay and a full co-op campaign, all in stunning cinematic detail."

You can check out the full press release through...
 

Sony/Ready at Dawn's God of War: Chains of Olympus

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319w ago - This week's edition of the regular Critical Reception column examines online reaction to God of War: Chains of Olympus, a PSP-exclusive prequel that "hit[s] the mark on every level of production," according to critics.

After seeing its 2005 debut on the PlayStation 2, Sony's God of War won critical acclaim both for its solid action-based gameplay and for its attention to visual and audio production. Boasting a strong narrative atypical of its fellow hack-and-slashers, God of War pushed the expected limits of its platform, and its presentation quality and polished gameplay resulted in an experience that is widely regarded as one of the best of its kind on the PlayStation 2.

God of War II was released last year to similar acclaim, and the recently released series prequel God of War: Chains of Olympus has been credited with challenging the PlayStation Portable's hardware as much as its predecessors did with the PS2. Chains of Olympus currently averages a score of 94 out of 100 at Metacritic.com.

Matt Leone at 1UP.com gives God of War: Chains of Olympus a rating of A, praising developer Ready At Dawn's aptitude at translating console hits to portables. "With Chains of Olympus, Ready At Dawn has cemented its reputation as a master mimic," he says. "In 2006, the studio reenergized the Jak and Daxter...
 

GameStop to begin God of War III PS3 reservations tomorrow!

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319w ago - According to our source at Gamestop, starting March 5, EB Games and GameStop stores nationwide will begin taking reservations for God of War III.

With the release of God of War: Chains of Olympus on PSP, SCEA has given Gamestop the go ahead to begin taking preorders for the much anticipated God of War III. For those of you who have picked up your copy of Chains of Olympus today, you may have noticed the God of War III "Coming Soon" advertisement on the back of the game's instruction manual.

As of right now all that is confirmed is that God of War III will support 1080p and have both SIXAXIS and rumble functionality.

Stay tuned for more information, as tomorrow we should get an update on price and estimated release date.
 

God of War III Coming Soon To PlayStation 3

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320w ago - God of War III is now officially "coming soon" to the PlayStation 3.

The back side of the God of War: Chains of Olympus instruction booklet displays the series trademark omega symbol with "PS3″ stamped right in the middle. Under that is a small caption which reads "Coming Soon" in bold letters.

How soon? We don't know! Our guess is good as yours.

However, we suspect Sony has a different interpretation of the phrase "coming soon," as all signs currently point to a 2009 release for God of War III.

Hopefully that's not the case. Hopefully, GoW III will be released this year.
 

Red God of War PSP Bundle Coming This Summer

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320w ago - Sony has announced plans to bring a new red, God of War themed PSP bundle over to North America at the Destination PlayStation retail trade show.

The bundle will include God of War: Chains of Olympus, a UMD copy of Superbad, and a voucher good for a free copy of PSN title Syphon Filter: Combat Ops.

Scheduled for a release in June, the God of War PSP bundle is expected to retail at $199.99.

Press Release: SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA TO UNLEASH KRATOS IN LIMITED-EDITION GOD OF WAR® PSP® ENTERTAINMENT PACK

Package Includes "Deep Red" PSP with Kratos Silkscreen, God of War®: Chains of Olympus, Superbad on UMD Video and Voucher to Download Syphon Filter®: Combat Ops

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the God of War® PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Entertainment Pack, a limited-edition offering that celebrates the debut of the best-selling God of War franchise on PSP. This special bundle will feature a limited-edition "Deep Red" PSP with the God of War himself, Kratos, silkscreened on the back of the unit; the highly anticipated God of War®: Chains of Olympus game; the hit comedy movie from Columbia Pictures, Superbad, on UMD™ (Universal Media Disc); and a PLAYSTATION®Network voucher to download the Syphon Filter®: Combat...
 







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