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This page contains an archive of older game related news. For the latest news, please read the Main Page.

The following news items were listed on the Main Page in 2010. For previous news, please see the news archives for years 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006.

News Archive

Garshasp release date announced

Game publisher "Just A Game" has announced that their latest project, the PC action-adventure game Garshasp, is scheduled to be released at the end of May 2011,

The game's action revolves around the monster slayer Garshasp from the Persian legend of the same name.

In a virtual ancient Persian kingdom, recreated from stone carvings thousands of years old, the player’s task is to save all humanity from evil. The Army of Darkness has retrieved its ancient powers and now threatens the humans' freedom. Deevs, grisly monsters which thirst for human blood have snatched power and now hold sway over mankind. Now it's down to the player to free humanity from the yoke of subjugation. In countless battles with Azhadahak and his terror-inspiring troops, the player can draw upon copious quantities of weapons, combo attacks and crafty special moves to prove their valour. But it's not just monsters that await the player, the way through Khunirath is also peppered with a multitude of puzzles.

Dungeon Siege III release date changed

Square Enix has announced that the launch date for Dungeon Siege III in Europe and other PAL territories is now 17th June, 2011.

Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and shipping for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC, Dungeon Siege III blends a robust RPG system, an endless variety of loot and a compelling storyline with intuitive action gameplay.

ArcaniA - Fall of Setarrif trailer released

JoWooD Entertainment AG has announced the release of the official trailer for ArcaniA - Fall of Setarrif on their website, offering first insights into in-game footage.

In this new game, a mysterious demon, consumed by hatred, terrifies the population and pools his force against the coastal city of Setarrif. The dramatic situation exacerbates after a volcanic eruption in the mountains nearby. A nameless hero joins forces with his strongest allies and courageously faces the new menace.

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Men Of War: Assault Squad demo released

Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company has announced the release of a demo for the sequel of the critically acclaimed real-time tactics game [[Men of War].

The Men of War: Assault Squad demo features the first level putting players in the heat of the Pacific War, and once they have proven themselves in combat they can play another skirmish mission in the European Theatre.

The game will available for purchase starting from the 25th of February 2011.

L.A. Noire release date announced

Rockstar Games and Team Bondi Pty Ltd have announced that L.A. Noire will be available for purchase on Xbox 360, PC and Playstation 3 on the 17th of May in North America and the 20th of May in Europe.

Set amid the violence and corruption of post-World War II Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is a crime thriller that seamlessly blends crime-solving, clue-finding, car chases and shoot-outs with revolutionary new interrogation-based gameplay that will allow players to read characters' emotions in order to reveal the truth. Players will take on the role of Cole Phelps, a decorated war veteran, who rises through the ranks of the LAPD by solving a series of gruesome murders and other crimes that bring him face-to-face with the dark heart of Los Angeles during Hollywood's Golden Age.

Developed in a special partnership with Rockstar Games and Team Bondi, L.A. Noire employs ground-breaking new MotionScan performance-scanning technology. MotionScan utilizes 32 high-definition cameras to capture actors' faces in 3D, transferring every aspect of their performance into the game, enabling players for the first time to lip-read in-game characters and to read every facial expression down to the finest detail.

Breach ready for release on Xbox 360 and PC

Atomic Games has announced that their most recent game titled Breach has been certified and is ready to be launched on Xbox 360 and PC.

The military shooter will be launched on the 26th of January and will feature precise and massive destruction that can change the very nature of multiplayer combat. Players will also be able to take advantage of an advanced cover system while everything is destroyed around them or switch to a Hardcore Mode, which attempts to simulate how military operatives train.

Free stress test for Mythos at the end of the month

HanbitSoft Inc. has announced that their new MMO Mythos is ready for the 'Family & Friends' phase, in which the game developers hope to be able to test how well the servers will scale when thousands of players try the game at the same time.

On December 28th, thousands of players that previously register on the official website will be allowed to enter the game world for the first time to test the capacity of the servers, starting from 11:00 CET (10am UK).

Mythos brings the highly successful Hack-and-Slash formula to an action-packed online role-playing game, offering players a virtual fantasy world based on a comic book-style atmosphere where they hunt countless monsters in a variety of dungeons or compete with each other in gripping PvP battles. There is also a choice of four races and three character classes which can be heavily customised.

Mythos, originally developed by Flagship Studios since 2009 and now further prepared for its release in Europe by the Korean publisher HanbitSoft, is due to be launched in early 2011 and will be free to download and play.