Guitar Hero World Tour Coming to PC
Following Guitar Hero III and Guitar Hero Aerosmith, Neversoft’s multi-instrument music game Guitar Hero World Tour will be released on PC and Mac this summer, courtesy of Aspyr.
The computer editions will feature the same content found in the console versions, including all the on-disc songs, music studio mode and support for full band gameplay. However, the studio made no mention of downloadable content.
More details are expected soon.
Guitar Hero 3 on PC, Mac
Yes, gamers can now rock out in front of their computers. Guitar Hero 3 will be brought to the PC and Mac thanks to Aspyr who has partnered with Activision on this.
Being developed and published exclusively by Aspyr, the PC and Mac versions will feature the same content as their console counterparts, but will feature expanded online multiplayer game modes, allowing imaginary guitarists from all over the world battle each other.
All versions of the game – including PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 – will ship later this Fall.
Neverwinter Nights 2 On Mac
On Macworld is word that Aspyr is working on a Macintosh edition of Neverwinter Nights 2. This comes as no surprise as a couple of retailers previously slipped the game’s existence before. There is currently no official announcement, but they were able to confirm the Mac port with Aspyr.
The first of the patches comes from Codemasters, who has updated Overlord to v1.2. The new version adds an inverted mouse option, removes the 30 FPS cap and addresses bugs and more. It can be downloaded from FileFront, Gamer’s Hell and Rapidshare (direct link).
A new patch for Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu has also been released, updating the adventure game to v1.02. Grab it from Gamer’s Hell. Supreme Commander has also been updated, with the game going up to v3260. This page outlines the changes in the update, which includes new units as well as bug fixes and balance changes. Grab it from FileFront, Gamer’s Hell and Rapidshare (direct link).
Aspyr has released a patch for the Mac edition of Quake 4, updating the shooter to v1.4.2. Fixing multiplayer issues, including support for Quake 4 TV, the update can be downloaded from MacGameFiles.
Top Spin 2 PC Announced
Aspyr has announced that it will be publishing the PC edition of Top Spin 2, stating that the game will be up in store shelves in Q1 2007.
The hit tennis game Top Spin 2 serves up 24 top-ranked athletes (Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and more), a wide variety of events including all four Grand Slam tournaments, a multi-season career, and a set of new risk and advanced shots. In detailed, real-world venues such as Wimbledon, gamers can create realistic player models and their own on-court style with slices, drops, top spins, lobs, and drives against the tennis world¹s best-of-the-best. For experienced players, Top Spin 2 adds depth to gameplay with a number of risk shots and advanced controls, giving gamers the ability to pick apart their opponent piece-by-piece. If hard-core competition isn¹t your thing, take it easy and enjoy multiplayer party games, like Splash Court, Wall Breaker, and Time Bomb. The game supports up to four players on a single PC, and two players over the Internet or a LAN.
Stubbs the Zombie v1.0.2
A new patch for Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse has been released, updating the Halo-powered game to v1.0.2. The update addresses some bugs and other issues.
The following titles have been shipped since March 30:
- True Crime: New York City (PC)
- Keepsake (PC)
- Championship Manager 2006 (PC)
- NBA Ballers: Phenom (PS2 and Xbox)
- Top Spin 2 (Xbox 360, DS and GBA)
- Xpand Rally (PC)
And these have gone gold:
- Tomb Raider: Legend (PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PC) – April 11
- War on Terror (PC)
- Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday (PC)
Gothic III Delayed
Confirming assumptions that the German edition of Gothic III will result in a delay for the English edition, Aspyr sent out word that the RPG sequel will be hitting stores in North America this Fall, after being previously expected to be released in Q1 2006. The rest of the world will receive the game in September.
No StarForce in SpellForce 2
Responding to negative reactions to the inclusion of StarForce, seemingly the world’s most hated copy protection program, Aspyr has sent out word that although the recently released SpellForce 2 demo features StarForce, the full retail version will feature some other less-hated copy protection software.
Aspyr Media is responsible for publishing the North American release of Spellforce 2. We wanted everyone to know that Starforce will *not* be included in the retail release of this game. Starforce is being used in the demo in cooperation with the European publishers of the title, JoWood Productions. This is to help prevent reverse engineering that could lead to our product being put up on illegal software networks. We apologize for any inconveniences Starforce may have caused and would again like to reassure everyone that we have chosen alternative copy protection software for our final release product. Thank you for your interest in Spellforce 2!