1C Company sends word that it has acquired one of the most famous Russian developers Ino-Co, creator of the award-winning Star Wolves and Fantasy Wars. The studio is now renamed to 1C: Ino-Co and is currently working on the sequel to Fantasy Wars called Elven Legacy. The game is scheduled for release next year; they are also working on two undisclosed projects based on world-class IPs.
The European publisher also announced that they are holding a Fantasy Wars tournament, giving players the chance to win a custom painted PC case.
The official Fantasy Wars website is now live. It offers details on the game; exclusive downloads as well as a playable demo. The turn-based strategy game is set for release later this year.
A new patch for Combat Mission: Shock Force is now up, updating the game to v1.03. The patch is available for various editions of the game, so choose carefully before applying it. Grab it from the official website, FanGaming and FileFront.
Mac gamers can update their Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, as the game’s website has put up a v1.08 patch. The update adds online play, letting players on the Macintosh take their armies online.
On the demo front, a playable preview of FIFA 08 is now available, offering the chance to play as seven teams and kick around the ball in various stadiums. It’s a 478 MB download from EA FTP, 3D Downloads, 4players.de, ActionTrip`, ComputerGames.ro, FanGaming, FileFront, FileShack and Gamer’s Hell.
Meanwhile, a post on the Enemy Territory: Quake Wars website reveals that a demo of the game is due in a couple of weeks. They mention their plans for the preview, which also mentions the intention of following the game with the release of the SDK and related materials for mod authors.