April 2006 Archives
Publisher Mastiff has shipped its game Top Gun for the DS to stores. Top Gun is based on the 1986 film and includes ten single-player missions of aerial combat as well as multiplayer combat for up to four pilots.
Electronic Arts' EA Sports label announced that Reggie Bush will grace the cover of its upcoming game NCAA Football 07, to be released in July for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PSP. Bush was named both California All-American running back and 2005 Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner.
Ubisoft has shipped its game Paradise to stores today.
Activision announced that it plans to release an action/RPG called Marvel: Ultimate Alliance this fall for the PC and all current and next-generation platforms. The game will include over 140 Marvel characters, of which at least 20 will be playable. The game is being developed by Raven Software.
This morning, Nintendo announced that its next console will be called "Wii."
Sify Limited, a company that counts cyber cafes in India and online games as part of its business, wants to let everyone know that their business is booming.
mDisney, Disney's mobile publisher, announced that it plans to launch a multiplayer game for mobile phones called Pirates of the Caribbean Multiplayer at the same time as the release of the feature film Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Both will be released on July 7. The title is a sixteen-player game that will work across multiple carriers and will offer action/adventure-style play.
NCsoft has shipped Guild Wars: Factions to stores.
Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, the coffee-break sized game of exploration and combat has been released for the Mac.
RedOctane, the publisher of the hit rhythm game Guitar Hero is sponsoring a contest for its upcoming game Guitar Hero II, to be released in November.
On the off-chance that you weren't aware, Left Behind games is working on a Christian-themed real-time strategy game for the PC called Left Behind: Eternal Forces.
Publisher Mastiff has shipped its game Dr. Sudoku for the Game Boy Advance.
Microsoft announced that its upcoming real-time strategy game for the PC, Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends is gold, in duplication and should ship to stores on May 9. The game extends the Rise of Nations franchise into a world replete with magic.
Masjesco has shipped its game Guilty Gear Dust Strikers for the DS to stores in North America. The game is a 2D fighting game with combat that covers both screens of the DS.
I-play has launched the mobile version of the classic game Boulder dash on a variety of mobile platforms today. The game boasts the same classic play of the coin-op version and early ports &ndash run around collecting gems and escaping caves before they collapse.
Yesterday, a group of over 180 Lineage II players united to defeat the fire dragon named Valakas on the Lionna server. You can find more information here.
Eidos announced that it will launch its game Battlestations: Midway for the Xbox 360 and PC in the fall of 2006.
Konami announced that it is currently working on another Castlevania game for the DS called Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
The company formerly known as Vivendi Universal announced today that it has changed the company name to Vivendi (thereby dropping the "Universal).
Nyko has shipped its GameFace 360 to stores today.
Infinium Labs, the company that had previously been planning to bring a PC disguised as a console to market as the "Phantom" announced that it has signed a manufacturing and marketing agreement to produce the Phantom Lapboard.
RedOctane, the publisher of the original Guitar Hero rhythm game, announced that it will release Guitar Hero II in November of this year.
D3Publisher has shipped its GBA title, Cabbage Patch Kids: The Patch Puppy Rescue, to stores.
Two trade organizations have voted to merge: the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA). Collectively, the two organizations will be known as the Entertainment Merchants Association.
Nintendo has launched its game Odama today.
Nintendo wants to remind everyone that it has two additional games coming out shortly that will allow DS owners to flex their mental muscles.
Bethesda Softworks is shouting from the hilltops that its game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is selling very well. The total number of boxes sold for both the Xbox 360 and PC has now surpassed 1.7 million.
Grey Dog Software announced that it is working on a sports management simulation covering the sport of Golf. Total Pro Golf will be released in the third quarter of 2006 for the PC.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has shipped its game Pursuit Force for the PSP to stores in North America.
Real World Golf has shipped for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox – it should be in stores by April 11.
Mobile Publisher Gameloft announced today that it has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Digital to create and publish mobile games based on Sony's upcoming animated films, Open Season and Surf's Up.
Konami announced that it has partnered with PlayFirst, a publisher of online casual games, to bring PlayFirst's titles to mobile phones.
Konami has shipped The Silent Hill Experience for the PSP.
Majesco has shipped a new version of Bust-A-Move, called Bust-A-Move Deluxe, for the PSP. This game brings 500 bubble-popping puzzles to Sony's handheld platform.
Sega confirmed that it has acquired UK developer Sports Interactive. Sports Interactive created the Football Manager line of soccer games, and will release Football Manager 2006 for the Xbox 360 on April 13 and Football Manager Handheld for the PSP on the same day.
Techland announced that Ubisoft has picked up its PC game Call of Juarez and will publish the game in Germany and North America this summer. The game is a western-themed first-person shooter that uses the same engine used for Chrome.
Buena Vista Games, part of Disney, has shipped its game Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Wild for the Game Boy Advance to stores in North America. The game is based on the soon-to-be-released film of the same name. The Wild is a side-scrolling adventure aimed at younger kids.
2K Sports, the sports label of Take-Two Interactive, has shipped its game Major League Baseball 2K6 for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 to stores in North America.