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Rockstar Bringing Table Tennis to Wii

In a surprise move, Rockstar Games has announced that it will release its Table Tennis game for the Wii this Fall. Previously exclusive to the Xbox 360, the game is being developed by Rockstar Leeds in collaboration with Rockstar San Diego and will make use of the motion-sensitive Wii remote.

“Ever since we released Table Tennis, fans have been asking us to create a Wii version,” said Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. “By bringing Table Tennis to the Wii and utilizing the motion-sensitive Wii Remote, a new audience can now experience a game that is beautifully designed and impossible to put down.”

No other information or media were released.

PS2 to Tell Vice City Stories

gtavcs-logo.jpgIt comes as no surprise that Rockstar Games is planning on releasing GTA: Vice City Stories on PS2. This comes from ESRB’s website where the US-based ratings board has given the game a ‘M’ rating (big surprise, huh?), though the entry has since been taken down.

GTA’s first PSP outing, Liberty City Stories, saw itself being released on the PS2 about six months after the PSP release. It was quite a big success on the platform, as it made its way on to the top ten best-selling games of 2006 list. The same seems to be happening to Vice City Stories, though the game’s publisher is yet to make an announcement.

20 PS3 Games in Development at Take-Two

The guys over at Take-Two Interactive have been working overtime on the PS3: the publisher has announced twenty games in development for the console, with more than seven titles from Rockstar Games; there are also eleven additional titles planned for release under the 2K Games and 2K Sports brand.

Notable titles in the announcement include The Darkness, Grand Theft Auto IV, L.A. Noire, NBA 2K7, NHL 2K7, The BIGS and more. Detailed descriptions inside.
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GTA Trilogy Coming

A short press release from Rockstar Games reveals that a Grand Theft Auto trilogy will be released for the PS2 this Holiday season. Dubbed Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy, the compilation pack will include GTA 3, GTA: Vice City and GTA: San Andreas; it will retail for $40 and will be available starting December 4.

The Warriors Smacking PSP

Rockstar Games has announced that The Warriors, already out on PS2 and Xbox, will be making its way to the PSP this Holiday season. It is being handled by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with Rockstar Toronto.

“We set out to create a highly sophisticated portable game that delivers a visceral experience previously unseen on the PSP system,” stated Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games. “We are looking forward to setting the definitive bar for the brawler genre on the PSP system by delivering an extremely stylish and exceptionally deep experience.”

X06 Announcements: Halo Wars, New Halo Game, PGR4, HD-DVD Player Pricing

This year’s X06 saw a couple of big announcements from Microsoft. Very big announcements. Let’s check them out:

  • Peter Jackson, who is currently associated with the upcoming Halo movie, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Fran Walsh and Microsoft Game Studios have teamed up to create two new games exclusively for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. The first series will be a collaborative with Bungie to co-create the next game in the Halo universe, while the second series will be a completely new IP. Additionally, they have also partnered up to form Wingnut Interactive, the studio which will dedicate itself to bringing these series’ to the next-gen console.
  • Besides the Wingnut Halo game, Ensemble Studios is working on Halo Wars, a new real-time strategy game based on the legendary universe. Before you cry foul, keep in mind that these guys are behind the Age of Empires franchise, which has been a solid series so far. The game is entirely exclusive to Xbox 360.

    For more information, check out the game’s website which hosts a cinematic trailer, as well as these screen grabs from the trailer.

  • Hoping to make a dent in Sony’s future, Microsoft revealed that the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV will receive two exclusive downloadable, “epic” episodes via Xbox Live, each with many hours of entirely new gameplay. These episodes will be available just months after the game’s release next year.

    Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will ship at the same time in October 2007.

  • In a move that is very uncharacteristic of Ubisoft, the publisher confirmed that the next Splinter Cell title after Double Agent will be a console-exclusive on Xbox 360. It will also be released on PC for those without the console.
  • Yes, BioShock is also exclusive to the console. It’s on PC as well.
  • Banjo-Kazooie is back, courtesy of Rare! Another exclusive to Xbox 360, the title will feature the much beloved characters, who, according to the press release, will thankfully retain their “sharp wit and hilarious sense of humor.”
  • Another exclusive: Marvel Universe Online. In development at Cryptic Studios, the game will also be released for Windows Vista.
  • Everyone saw this coming, but not this soon: Project Gotham Racing 4. The game was unveiled at the show, though it is not expected until late next year, or 2008.
  • id Software’s DOOM and Codemasters’ Sensible World of Soccer are now available on Xbox Live Arcade.
  • And finally, the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player will be released in North America, UK, France and Germany this November. It will retail for $200 in North America and €200/£130 in U.K., France and Germany. The player will also come with a copy of King Kong on HD-DVD and the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote.

Rockstar Gets L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire Logo

Rockstar Games has announced a partnership with Team Bondi to publish the next-gen crime thriller L.A. Noire. The game is described as an “interactive detective story” set in the classic noir period of the late ’40s. L.A. Noire will make use of action, detection and “complex” storytelling in an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders.

Although no platforms were revealed, the PS3 is a safe bet for the game since the Aussie studio has been founded by Brendan McNamara, who worked on The Getaway at Sony Europe.

A teaser trailer for the game has been released, along with a teaser website offering nothing but a logo of the game. The full trailer is said to debut on October 5.

Christmas to be Bullied

It’s been some time since the last backlash against Rockstar’s Bully, which gained even more enemies than everybody’s favorite scapegoat Grand Theft Auto. Anyways, it’s still on for release, though, thanks to Spong who “just came off the phone with the guys at Rockstar UK” who confirmed that the game will be released in time for this Christmas.

According to the report, the game is now a PS2-exclusive, with the Xbox version dropped thanks to Microsoft phasing out the console that started it all for them. Additional details are “promised” to be released “very soon.”

Vice City Stories Gets Pack Shot, Price, Date

Sequel to the most popular PSP title ever – Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories – has gotten the official cover shot, as well as the official retail price and a shipping date. Set for release on October 17 in North America and October 20 in Europe, Vice City Stories will retail as a premium title for $50. The game, even though the pack shot shows “Rating Pending”, will most definitely be rated Mature.