A playable demo for Settlers: Rise of an Empire is online, offering a peek at the upcoming strategy entry. It’s a 1.37GB download from 3D Downloads, ComputerGames.ro, FanGaming, FileFront, FileShack, Gamer’s Hell and Gameworld Network.
A similarly sized demo for Medal of Honor: Airborne is also available. Grab the 1.27GB file from 3D Downloads, ActionTrip, AusGamers, FanGaming, FileFront, Gameguru Mania, Gamer’s Hell, Gamespace Files, GameSpot, Gameworld Network., Internode Games Network and PixelRage.
In related news, celebrating the game’s European debut at the Leipzig Games Convention, a demo for Folklore, the mystery action-adventure, has been released on the PlayStation Network. It will be available only from August 22-31 and will be removed forever once September starts. So, start downloading now if you want a sneak peek at the upcoming game.
It was also revealed at Leipzig that Digital Extremes and D3Publisher are working on a Dark Sector demo that will be hitting Xbox Live and PlayStation Network this October or early November.
In its effort to make Medal of Honor: Airborne as realistic as it can be, EA today announced that they have signed a deal with Jeep to include vehicles from the company, as they were found during the second World War, in the upcoming game. The classic Willys-Overland Jeep will appear in action-packed sequences in several missions of Airborne.
Jeep played an integral role in the war effort as an indispensable tool in tracking the enemy, exchanging information and moving troops. Over 350,000 Willys Jeep vehicles were built and used during WWII, and at one point the assembly line was pushing out one vehicle every 90 seconds. When driving a Willys Jeep in Medal of Honor Airborne, the player can choose to use it as a mode of transportation, or as a mobile attack platform taking full advantage of a variety of mounted weapons. Authentic to their use in WWII, the Willys Jeep will be able to access more areas than the other drivable vehicles featured in Medal of Honor Airborne, because of Jeep vehicle’s superior four-wheel drive off-road capabilities.
MoH: Airborne is in the works at EA Los Angeles for the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Through the company’s investor conference call, EA let out that the upcoming game-movie tie-in Superman title has been delayed along with Medal of Honor: Airborne.
Originally set to hit stores alongside the movie’s release this June, Superman has been delayed to coincide with the movie’s DVD release this Holiday season. Quality concerns were cited as the reason behind the delay.
The same can be said for MoH: Airborne which was scheduled to hit this Holiday season. Now, Airborne is expected to drop in the fourth quarter of EA’s fiscal year (January to March 2007). The “very ambitious design” and “game quality” were alluded to as the reason for the delay.
As 1Up reports, the latest issue of the Official US PlayStation Magazine will have first looks at a number of PlayStation 3 games, including one which hasn’t been announced as of yet.
The cover of the issue is graced by The Darkness, the upcoming next-generation title from Starbreeze, the studio behind the excellent Chronicles of Riddick game. The issue also takes a look at Medal of Honor: Airborne, Stranglehold and Dark Kingdom. Also, 1Up teases us with word that a news item on the “soon-to-be-announced” God of War 2 is in the magazine.
OPSM is now available to subscribers, with newsstand buyers getting it from March 14.