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Trials Evolution sells half a million in three weeks

trials_evo_frontpage_largeThe highly addictive Xbox Live Arcade hit, Trials Evolution has sold over a half million units in three weeks. This comes from Ubisoft’s 2011 financial results, which also states that the game sold more than 100,000 copies on its first day.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that RedLynx, the studio behind the game, has “great multiplatform potential,” hinting at the game’s release on PSN.

The publisher also noted impressive figures for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (7.2 million), Driver: San Francisco and Rayman Origins (2 million each).

FIFA 13 announced, promises major changes

FIFA_13Not wasting any time, EA has announced FIFA 13, the next release in the annual football franchise. And this time they’re offering a “revolutionary set of game-changing innovations.”

So, what does this hyperbole translate to? First off, the AI has been improved. They’ve also enhanced the dribbling system and have redone the Player Impact Engine. The career mode has also had some “major changes” in response to fan feedback.

The game is coming out on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii, PSP, PS2 (!), 3DS, iOS, and other mobile platforms. It will also support Kinect and PlayStation Move.

Tony Hawk spills downloadable retro title for release in June

Tony Hawk’s recent endeavors in gaming have met with disappointment and universal scorn, which is why it’s time we went retro. The man himself took to Twitter to announce Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, a downloadable retro revamp set for release this June.

The tweet, embedded below, mentions the name as well as the timeframe. Activision is yet to announce the game, or start marketing it. However, seeing as how it’s already out there, we can expect an announcement soon.

Quick notes: Robin in Arkham, Minecraft gets adventures, no Move/Kinect support in FIFA

Yes, the boy wonder is coming down to Arkham City. First spotted in a blurry image and then in online postings, Robin’s appearance in the upcoming sequel is pretty much confirmed despite the lack of an official announcement. The game is due out this October on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Minecraft creator Notch revealed that the v1.7 update will include “adventures” in a bid to “flesh out the game a bit, making it reward exploration and combat more.” It will also have support for mods. No release date was given.

Finally, EA Sports’ Andrew Wilson stated that there would be no support for either PlayStation Move or Kinect in FIFA 12. He notes that they do not “add value” to the game.

What's next for Kevin Butler? More trash talking!

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Sony struck gold with its Kevin Butler advertising campaign that has proven to be popular with everyone. Butler’s first appearance, if you didn’t know, was in a commercial for Sony’s MLB The Show that featured Red Sox player Dustin Pedroia as well.

So, what’s next in Butler’s plans for world domination? IndustryGamers has the answer from Scott McCarthy, brand manager for PlayStation software.

“We have all the baseball gamers on PS3… as far as market share we can’t target more baseball gamers, so we have to target sports gamers in general. And so with that in mind and using the Joe Mauer/Kevin Butler ‘Well Played’ [vibe] that we got last year, we wanted to expand on that just as we’ve expanded on PS3 in general with the ‘It Only Does Everything’ campaign. What that led us to in the spot was Joe and Kevin sitting down on the couch together really smack talking back and forth with each other, continuing that ‘bromance’ that started last year,” McCarthy revealed.

McCarthy added that the trash talking theme will be online next week with a series of videos featuring Kevin Butler. “Because The Show is on such a higher level this year, you have to increase your trash talk to get the most out of the game,” he said. “…[At] least that’s what Kevin thinks.”

Can’t wait for those ads to air!

Hockey truck coming to you soon

nhl2k11 tour2K Games wants you to think of hockey this summer, as the company is sending an NHL 2K11 recreational vehicle on the road around United States and Canada for fans to get a sneak peek at the game.

The tour started at E3 a few weeks ago in LA and will slowly make its way to Chicago and New York, among other notable destinations.

More details can be found on 2K’s website. The full schedule can be found below.

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“Hawaiian Dream” DLC coming to Skate 3

Warm up your skateboards, gentlemen, for more Skate 3 DLC is upon us! The “Hawaiian Dream” will soon be making its way to your console, offering one new skater (Danny Way) in a new locale (Hawaii, as if the title didn’t give it away) and 24 new challenges.

The DLC will be available on PS3 and Xbox 360 on Tuesday. Check out the trailer below.

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