Tagged: arcade

Cooking Mama Sequel on DS

Want to cook on the go? Majesco has heard you, because they are publishing Cooking Mama 2: Dinner with Friends for the DS on November 13. It will also be released for the Wii.

Not a full-fledged cooking simulator like the console version, the arcade-like title will offer up 80 virtual recipes, the taste of which will be judged by an in-game panel of food critics. There will be 150 cooking mini-games and four player wireless multiplayer.

Monster Madness Sequel on PS3

Following up on its hit arcade game, SouthPeak Games has announced Monster Madness: EX for release in North America early next year for the PS3. It will retain the four player co-op gameplay from the original, but will include an all new polished look and improved game elements, though exact details weren’t specified. The game will also feature tightened controls, a host of mini-games, newly built-in extras and a polished camera, among other things.

Dragon Lair DS Announced

You’ll soon be heading to the beast’s lair as Conspiracy Entertainment sends word that they have secured the publishing rights to Dragon Lair, the classic arcade game. As part of the deal, they will be releasing the original Dragon Lair and Dragon Lair II ‘Warp Time’ for the DS; they will also publish the DS version of Space Ace. United Coders are developing all versions of the game.

Dragon Lair DS will feature two modes of play – Arcade mode and Director’s Cut. The arcade mode plays just like the classic game, with all the original scenes, death scenes and oddities found in the version. The latter one is played differently, with support for Rumble Pak, Stylus, and voice recognition.

The game is due to ship during Q1 2008, with others following at a later date.

Pirate's Revenge Announced

pirates_revenge.jpgFireglow Games and Tri Synergy have announced that they will be co-publishing Pirate’s Revenge, an arcade action game set on the high seas as players defeat and loot enemy ships.

Pirate’s Revenge is an arcade action game on the high seas. Successful pirates are rewarded with money and resources which are looted from defeated enemies’ sunken ships. From your island base you can use these resources and treasure to build better ships, weapons and cannon balls to turn the tides in your favor for future battles. If you’re lucky enough to obtain an enemy ships’ design plans you can build faster ships with better armor and equip them with more powerful cannons. Now you’ll be capable of shooting further, faster, and inflicting more damage. Blast your way to victory and riches!

The game is set for release in mid-August and will feature 35 single-player missions, 4 buildable ships, weather effects, multiplayer and more.

Attack on Pearl Harbor!

Yet another World War II-change-history game is headed our way thanks to Legendo Entertainment. Dubbed Attack on Pearl Harbor, the game has players fighting for either sides, defending or attacking the historical harbor. Here’s the deal:

In Attack on Pearl Harbor, players can sign up for either side as they are offered the role of daring US gunner turned pilot Douglas Knox or Japanese ace Zenji Yamada. History’s yours to shape: Either nation can win the war depending on your actions as players battle for supremacy behind the cockpits of some of the most prolific fighters, bombers and torpedo-bearing aircraft of the WWII Pacific Theater. Playable planes include Japan’s Mitsubishi A6M “Zero”, the D3A1 Aichi “Val” and the B5N Nakajima “Kate” as well as America’s Chance Vought F4U Corsair, the Douglas SBD Dauntless and the Grumman TBM Avenger.

Attack on Pearl Harbor features four campaigns, plus a “quick play” dogfight game mode. In addition to the initial Japanese attack on Hawaii, the game also offers a host of famed and challenging scenarios such as the Battle of Midway, Iwo Jima, Burma and Manila. Each campaign spans several months during 1941-1945, offering an exciting and varied selection of missions each 30-day period.

“Thanks to the talented team at 3D People, we’ve produced a gorgeous “pick up and play” aerial combat experience that recreates all the intensity and atmosphere of the Pacific War,” said Bjorn Larsson, CEO, Legendo Entertainment. “We look forward to bringing this stunning game to the masses in early 2007.”

Peter Nagy, project manager at 3D People, continued, “We’re thrilled to partner with Legendo on this exciting new title. Attack on Pearl Harbor isn’t just amazing-looking. It’s also been designed from the ground up to be fun and accessible to the widest possible audience.”

Chris Bateman, Managing Director of International Hobo Ltd, which provides game design and dialogue scripting services for 3D People and other clients added: “It’s been a delight to see this game come together. The title provides a very different perspective on World War II by affording audiences the chance to see the conflict from either side while remaining brilliantly playable.”

Features

  • Intuitive Controls – Pick up and play the game via a simple, straightforward control scheme that’ll have anyone flying in seconds.
  • Jaw-Dropping Graphics – Widescreen gaming support coupled with dazzling special effects provides a beautifully rendered backdrop of the Pacific.
  • Choose Your Side – Play as the dashing Douglas Knox of the USAAF or fighter pilot Zenji Yamada of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service.
  • Riveting Action – Take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier in the most prolific fighters, bombers and torpedo-bearing aircraft of the WWII Pacific Theatre!
  • Historical Campaigns – Fight the selfsame battles that determined the outcome of the war, from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima!

The game is set for release during Q1 2007.

Too Much Money in Cash Money Chaos

Through a brief note, SOE announced that Cash Money Chaos, its upcoming arcade-style shooter for the PSP, has been renamed Cash Guns Chaos.

After being captured by an alien race, players struggle through a version of a twisted 70’s game show to save themselves and the human race. There are more than 50 blood-filled and body-part laden levels in CGC where players are try to grab as much cash as possible while destroying all the demented clowns and killer gorillas in their way. Featuring wickedly fast paced arcade style action in a fully 3D world, players will fight dozens of enemies at a time. CGC’s multiplayer functionality allows up to 8 friends to wirelessly team up or compete against each other in exciting online scenarios. As enemies are killed, they drop both cash and prizes, such as toasters and luxury vacations, to help players finish their goal.

Cash Guns Chaos is slated for release during the first quarter of 2007.

Castlevania on Xbox Live Arcade

Sure to be good news to Xbox 360 and Castlevania fans: Konami will be releasing Symphony of the Nights (the PlayStation version) on Xbox Live Arcade, according to this report from 1Up which cites the September issue of EGM.

The company will also be releasing Frogger, Contra, Track & Field and Time Pilot, among others, on the broadband network. These titles are tentatively slated for release during Q1 2007.

NFS Carbon on PS3

Yes, a new Need for Speed is headed your way. In Sony’s pre-E3 conference, a trailer for NFS: Carbon was shown, revealing that the title is headed for the PS3, but knowing EA, Carbon may very well be released on every platform known to man.

The trailer begins in the dark, with white lights flickering upward. After a brief EA logo, the headlights of three cars turn on, revealing misty air, and then the cars drive toward the camera. Text then flashes across the screen–Need for Speed Carbon.

No official announcement from EA was made, so no details are available.

Traxion Announced

In the first of LucasArts’ trio of announcements from E3, the company announced Traxion, a rhythm/arcade game for the PSP. The unique thing about the game is that it will use MP3s stored on your PSP, analyzing it and creating personalized experiences based on the music; Traxion will also come with loaded music.

Scoop:

  • Play along as Traxion analyzes your choice of tunes to generate unique gameplay, new challenges and custom levels.
  • A variety of arcade-style games, light show effects, and interactive displays bring your music to life.
  • You can experiment with your music library to get high scores, play along to your favorite album, or just dip into a quick song while waiting for the bus.
  • When using your own MP3 files, change games at any time with no break in the music, or change songs in the middle of a game you’ve already begun. You can also play a single game continuously over multiple MP3 files or automatically switch games with each new track. You’re always in control!
  • Each of the 20-plus games features its own specific goals and challenges. A few of them include the following:
    • Vortex: Switch left and right between lanes as you guide a bouncing ball down a twisting, swooping, diving musical staff. Avoid obstacles and collect notes that arrive in time with the music.
    • Beatdrop: Destroy colored blocks at the top of the screen by adding more from the bottom. Plan ahead and create longer chains of blocks, or cause combo-boosting cascades of well-placed blocks. Watch out! The wall is continually rebuilt from above as more beats arrive.
    • Karate-oke: Fight your music in this collage-based parody of classic martial arts films. Use a combination of three different attacks and defensive stances to fight a series of musically generated opponents.
  • In addition to more than 20 games, Traxion also serves as a music organizer for your PSP. Customize your playlists and categorize your tracks by band, album name and genre.

Traxion is slated for release this Fall.

Midway's E3 Lineup

Midway has unveiled its full lineup for this E3 the company will showcase the following titles at its booth (#4001, Petree Hall):

  • Stranglehold (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • Unreal Tournament 2007 (PC, PS3)
  • Blitz: The League (Xbox 360, Wii, PSP)
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (PS2, Xbox)
  • Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run (PS2, Xbox)
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (PC)
  • Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War (PC)
  • Happy Feet (PS2, GameCube, Wii, GBA, DS, PC)
  • The Ant Bully (PS2, GameCube, GBA, PC)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (PS2, GameCube, GBA)
  • MLB SlugFest 2006 (PS2, Xbox)
  • RUSH (PSP)
  • Mortal Kombat: Unchained (PSP)
  • NBA Ballers: Rebound (PSP)

Further information after the jump.
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