253w ago - Electronic Arts has confirmed plans for a sequel to the critically acclaimed Wii exclusive Boom Blox, which will again be created with input from movie director and producer Steven Spielberg.
Though the publisher says the original release's sales met expectations, analysts were disappointed with the title's performance, and a sequel had been in some doubt.
Rumors, however, emerged of a follow-up last November. The original game was created by EA Los Angeles, as a result of work initiated by the secretive, now-defunct Blueprint division.
Originally intended as the first of three games created with input from Steven Spielberg, the status of the other unannounced titles is unclear. The new game will be developed by EA Casual Studios and is due for release in North America and Europe in spring 2009.
The sequel is called Boom Blox Bash Party, and will focus on multiplayer features, as well as include 400 new levels. As before, the key mechanics of the game are inspired by party game favorite Jenga, as players manipulate and knock down bricks using a realistic physics engine.
The game will also feature downloadable content, including the ability to create and share levels between users. It is also implied that users will be able to play and compete in levels online.
Those who don't wish to download the sizeable 1.5GB kit can check out an online version of it from HERE.
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253w ago - Midway announced today that Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe has sold over 1.8 million units on the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft XBox 360 platforms combined.
The release below also states that Midway is already hard at work on the next version of Mortal Kombat as follows:
Press Release: Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment publisher and developer, today announced that the company has shipped approximately 1.8 million units of Mortal Kombat¬® vs. DC Universe worldwide for the Xbox¬®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION¬®3 computer entertainment system.
"Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was the result of countless hours of hard work by many people, and seeing the game surpass the million-seller plateau makes it worth all the effort," said Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat co-founder and creative director, Midway. "We're already hard at work on our next version of Mortal Kombat, and look forward to being able to reveal more details in the future."
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe also continues to set a number of internal Midway records. The game was the most pre-ordered MK title in company history, and more than 3.6 million Mortal Kombat¬® vs. DC Universe matches have been played online worldwide for the PS3, according...
254w ago - Rounding out this week's additions to the Rock Band Music Store is Rob Zombie's "War Zone", the lead single from the soundtrack Punisher: War Zone (2008) from Marvel Comics' latest film adaptation of urban vigilante Frank Castle, a.k.a. the Punisher.
Press Release: ROCK BAND¬® KEEPS ON ROCK 'N YOU WITH EIGHT ADDITIONAL MUSIC STORE TRACKS INCLUDING THE STEVE MILLER BAND, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE & MORE!
Cambridge, Mass. - January 19, 2009 - Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of eight new tracks to the Rock Band¬® Music Store catalog of downloadable content including music From The Steve Miller Band, Godsmack, Belly, Ghost Hounds, Mute Math and Rob Zombie.
The Rock Band 2 disc features the Steve Miller Band's classic track "Rock 'n Me" and now fans of this classic American blues band can expand their collection of SMB music with a three pack of tracks including "The Joker'' from their album The Joker (1973), "Take the Money and Run" featured on the Fly Like An Eagle (1976) album, and "Space Cowboy" from Brave New World (1969). Alternative metal group Godsmack debuts in the Rock Band Music Library with "I Stand Alone" from their album Faceless (2003).
The update also features Mute Math's 2008 Grammy-nominated "Typical", alternative...
255w ago - Capcom has given us a look at the upcoming Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition with the following shots.
The collectible extras will include a "Tricell messenger bag, Chris Redfield figurine, BSAA patch and Kijuju-inspired pendant." A second disc will include "The Making of Resident Evil 5" feature, a digital art gallery, and a Resident Evil Degeneration trailer.
The Kijuju-sized collector's edition will hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, running $90 when it is released alongside the $60 standard edition on March 13.
Capcom is pleased to announce the Resident Evil 5 Collector's Edition. First teased last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, the Collector's Edition will be available on day one of the game shipping Friday, March 13, 2009.
Available for only a limited time, gamers will be able to pre-order the collectible set starting today at the Capcom store at www.capcom.com. On launch date, the set will be available at all major retailers in North America with a price of $89.99 for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3.
For fans of the highly popular series, the box set is not to be missed as it will include a host of never-before-seen collectible items not available anywhere...