Turok Gets Hollywood Ensemble
It seems Sierra is going out of its way to revive the dead Turok franchise. The publisher has announced that prominent Hollywood actors will star as the major characters appearing throughout the upcoming game, including Timothy Olyphant, the actor who plays Agent 47 in the forthcoming Hitman film. Other actors include Powers Boothe, Ron Perlman, William Fichtner and Donnie Wahlberg who have recorded voices of characters in the game.
The actors will play the following roles: Timothy Olyphant (as Cowboy), Ron Perlman (Slade), Donnie Wahlberg (Shepard), William Fichtner (Logan), Mark Rolston (Cole), Chris Judge (Jericho), Lombardo Boyar (Gonzales), Gideon Emery (Reese), Josh Gomez (Parker), Jon Curry (Foster), Jason Harris (Carter) and Steve Van Wormer (Henderson). Meanwhile, Powers Boothe will be the voice of the villain, Roland Kane, an escaped war criminal and Turok’s former mentor. Seasn Donnellan voices Grimes, Kane’s mysterious, elusive henchman.
Turok is due out on PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 5, 2008.
World in Conflict Delayed on X360
Publisher Sierra sent out word that the Xbox 360 version of World in Conflict won’t be seen until sometime in 2008. Already released for the PC, the Massive Entertainment strategy was originally scheduled to hit the console this Fall.
Sierra Entertainment has announced WET, an action game featuring Lara Croft-esque heroine Rubi, an acrobatic gun-for-hire. Here’s the deal:
Developed by A2M, WET tells the story of Rubi, an acrobatic gun-for-hire. When she agrees to help a wealthy man find and bring back his wayward son, all hell breaks loose and the tables are turned, as the man who hired her isn’t who he appeared to be. Now Rubi’s on the run, needing to find the man who left her for dead and leaving a massive body count in her wake.
In an adventure that spans three continents; WET will keep the adrenaline pumping from start to finish.
Rubi gets to use twin custom-made Colt Pythons in the game, as well as swords that allow her to get up close and personal. She is very acrobatic, enabling her to climb on ledges, slider under obstacles, run along walls and more. Although no screenshots have been released, you can check out a streaming trailer below:
Prototype Cinematic Trailer
Remember Prototype? Well, the game has been officially announced and Sierra has released a cinematic trailer. It is currently in development at Radical Entertainment for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 for release next Summer.
World in Conflict DX10 Trailer
A new World in Conflict DirectX10 trailer has been released by Sierra, showing off the advanced graphics in the upcoming World War III strategy game. The video can be downloaded from ActionTrip, FileShack and FileFront. There’s a nice high-quality streaming version on Shacknews, too.
Vivendi Games has announced the development of M.A.C.H. (Modified Air Combat Heroes), the first flight combat game for the PSP. In development at Kuju Entertainment, the game has players become outlaw pilots engaging in “deadly aerial contests of skill, speed and weaponry.” MACH will feature multiplayer action via Ad-hoc wireless or via Game Sharing in 11 planes and a variety of environments.
The game is slated to ship first in Japan later this month. It has been well received by Japanese publication Famitsu, who described it as “the ultimate racing battle.” MACH is scheduled to ship in UK this Spring. Further details can be found after the jump.
Scarface Sells a Million
Never underestimate the power of a classic movie: Sierra has announced that Scarface: The World is Yours, the game based on the 1983 Al Pacino classic, has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. In addition, Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. also claimed the top spot on the PSP chart in North America.
This announcement is undoubtedly a precursor to the revelation of the sequel…
Eragon Gets Hollywood Cast
Sierra Entertainment and 20th Century Fox have announced that the upcoming Eragon videogame will feature actors from the film reprising their roles, including the voice and likenesses of Edward Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Garrett Hedlund and Robert Carlyle.
This star-studded cast will be headlined by newcomer Edward Speleers who will voice the central character Eragon – a young farm boy who discovers that he is destined for greatness as a dragon rider. Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil: Apocalypse) will voice Arya, an elf who is saved by Eragon from King Galbatorix. Garrett Hedlund (Friday Night Lights, Troy, Four Brothers) voices Murtagh, a mysterious figure who becomes Eragon’s unlikely ally. Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty) will also voice Durza, a powerful shade who controls the Urgal army.
In the videogame, players will live the legend as Eragon, and with Eragon’s mighty dragon Saphira ride into epic battle against an evil king’s sinister forces. Gamers will be able to realise the ancient destiny of the Dragon Riders and save the land of Alagaësia from falling further into darkness. Eragon will overpower foes with a deep combat system, utilising devastating magic attacks, and join forces with Brom or Murtagh at any point in the game’s drop in/drop out co-op mode.
Eragon will be released for the Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PSP, DS, PC and GBA on November 24.
VU Games Acquires Secret Lair Studios and Studio Chin
VU Games announced that it has purchased two development studios: Secret Lair Studios, located in Washington, and Studio Chin in Shanghai, China. The purchase of the latter is subject to approval by the Chinese government, and VU Games is currently in the process of obtaining said approval.
These acquisitions position the publisher’s Sierra Online division as a key publisher of Xbox Live Arcade titles. It already has numerous titles in development, including Assault Heroes, Carcassone and many others. The newly acquired studios will contribute to the development of titles for Xbox Live Arcade and PC.
World in Conflict Announced, Screens
Sierra Entertainment has officially announced World in Conflict which was revealed in the latest issue of PC Zone Magazine. Developed by Massive Entertainment, the game features completely destructible 3D battlefields, team-based multiplayer action and “hard-hitting” battles.
World in Conflict presents a chillingly authentic Cold War scenario where the Berlin Wall never fell. Created by Cold War authority and best-selling author Larry Bond, the story begins in 1989 as the Soviets, fearing certain collapse, boldly advance into Europe. NATO responds in force only to be met on a second front — a full-fledged invasion of the American homeland. Players take on the role of field commander, leading the era’s most powerful military machines in the campaign to retake America’s cities and suburbs.
Features in World in Conflict include:
- Super-Powered Warfare: Unleash the arsenals of the great military superpowers in the gripping single-player story created by Larry Bond
- Bleeding-Edge Graphics – The latest version of Massive’s proprietary Masstech engine allows for a full 360° range of camera control and features advanced lighting and physics effects
- Complete Destructibility – As the battle rages, the world environment pays the price — every object in the game will crumble under the force of war, including cars, buildings and forests
- Deep Multiplayer Modes: Using Massive’s proprietary Massgate multiplayer server system, World in Conflict will support up to 16 players for head-to-head, team-based battles
- Real World Units: Players will take control of the most devastating arsenal of military weaponry ever created, including Soviet, American and NATO tanks, planes, trucks, troops and helicopters as well as nuclear weapons
- Player Roles – Players will choose to play as Infantry, Armor, Support Forces, or Aerial specialists; multiplayer teams will need to master each role for maximum effectiveness.
The game is scheduled for release this Spring. Below are the first eight high-resolution screenshots from the title.