Tagged: sci-fi

Lost Planet Getting New Stuff

Capcom has announced that it will release new features and a multiplayer map pack for Lost Planet PC tomorrow. It will feature new playable characters, including Frank West of Dead Rising and Megaman, along with an over the should view and a wide view. The multiplayer mode will also be updated and a movie mode will be added to watch the cut-scenes. As for the map pack, it will include four levels: Radar Field, Island 902, Hive Complex and Trial Point.

The company also mentioned that these maps will be available for free on Xbox Live Marketplace for the console version of the game. There will also be a new patch addressing connectivity issues for Xbox 360 players by the end of this month.

Assassin's Creed to Have Sci-fi Twist?

The sci-fi part of Assassin’s Creed is yet to be explained, but the cat may be out of the bag, thanks to an interview with Kristen Bell. In an interview with IGN TV, the star of Veronica Mars explains her relation to the game, as well as the following interesting bit: “It’s actually really interesting to me. It’s sort of based on the research that’s sort of happening now, about the fact that your genes might be able to hold memory. And you could argue semantics and say it’s instinct, but how does a baby bird know to eat a worm, as opposed to a cockroach, if its parents don’t show it? And it’s about this science company trying to, Matrix-style, go into peoples brains and find out an ancestor who used to be an assassin, and sort of locate who that person is.”

As expected, Ubisoft is yet to comment on this. However, if a certain gameplay video from X06 is any indication, we might be in for a sci-fi game.

WarPath Crossing Europe

The European publishing rights for WarPath, Groove Games‘ sci-fi FPS, was picked up by Lighthouse Interactive. Developed by Digital Extremes, the game is a combination of single and multiplayer modes “sure to please FPS fans.” It is set for release in the region during Q1 2007.

Further information can be gleaned after the jump.
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Dark Sector Teaser Trailer, Screenshots

The third teaser trailer for Dark Sector has been released, showing another re-invention of the original sci-fi title. Available in HD and SD resolutions, the teaser can be downloaded from the game’s official website which, after almost 3 years, still hasn’t matured into a full site, though it is now host to an official developer blog.

A couple of screenshots from the re-imagined Dark Sector are available on 3D Gamers.

Dark Sector

Crysis Requirements

An admin on the Crysis Online forums took the time to post the minimum and recommended requirements needed to play the upcoming highly anticipated shooter from the makers of Far Cry.

Minimum Requirements

CPU: Athlon 64 3000+/Intel 2.8ghz
Graphics: Nvidia 6600/X800GTO (SM 2.0)
RAM: 768Mb/1Gb on Windows Vista
Internet: 256k+
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX9.0c with Windows XP

Recommended Requirements

CPU: Dual-core CPU (Athlon X2/Pentium D)
Graphics: Nvidia 7800GTX/ATI X1800XT (SM 3.0) or DX10 equivalent
RAM: 1.5Gb
Internet: 512k+ (128k+ upstream)
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX10 with Windows Vista

War Front Public Beta Slots Open

CDV has opened up 13,000 new slots for the War Front: Turning Point public beta. Those who are interesting in stress-testing the upcoming sci-fi RTS’ multiplayer functionality can head on over to FilePlanet.

War Front: Turning Point takes the “what if?” route, combining an alternate timeline with an extensive selection of sci-fi inspired weaponry. It is scheduled to ship this September.

Half-Life 2: Episode One Pre-loading

An announcement on Steam lets us know that Half-Life 2: Episode One has begun preloading via the broadband content delivery service. It also reminds one that the first SiN episode has gone gold and that the Red Orchestra SDK has been released.

Episode One will be playable starting June 1. Until then it’s going to sit locked on your hard drive if you wish it to.