Inspired by real life British secret agent Violette Szabo, the stealth-action game promises a unique combat experience when it hits the Xbox 360 and PC.
Clearly stealth games require a unique combat experience. Right?
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Blazing Lizard's Chris Stockman told us earlier this year that Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball began as a traditional dodgeball game. So, hopefully the company already has some working code in place for the new modes and won't keep us waiting too long. Blazing Lizard also released a handful of new screenshots (perhaps to dull the pain). Peruse them in the gallery below.
Don't ask us how we managed it (we've done things of which we are not proud), but we've managed to snag the exclusive details behind the latest team in Blazing Lizard's Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, Robots. We have concept art and details on each team member, including their background and special moves. Not only that, but we've got shots of the Robots' dodgeball court as well. We've piled all the shots and information into a special gallery that you'll find embedded below. Peruse them all and ponder whether or not the combined might of pirates and ninjas can topple the indomitable Robot army.
Nerdy rambling aside, there is still at least one more team to be revealed according to the official Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball website (in fact, the robots team hasn't even been revealed there). We're still holding out for the lawyers team because someone's going to have to sort out this mess. Also, you may want to check out a recent -- and fairly positive -- TeamXbox preview of the game. Hit the "read" link and check it out.
It's not exactly like the Xbox 360 is short on futuristic first person shooters. Let's see, we've got BlackSite, Haze, TimeShift, and of course we can't forget about Halo 3. That isn't stopping the lads at Gamecock from announcing Section 8, though. Coming from TimeGate, developers of F.E.A.R. Extraction Point. Section 8. The trailer shows off some impressive graphics as shock troopers descend through a planets atmosphere. We're immediately reminded of Halo's Hell Jumpers, which isn't a bad thing. The game promises to give players command of special tactical maneuvers like on-demand vehicle deliveries. We don't know much more about the title, save that it is scheduled to arrive in 2009. With any luck, we may see something at E3 next week.
If there's one thing we can say with absolute certainty, it's that the Xbox 360 is desperately short on games in the animals-fighting-for-political-power genre. Thank goodness for Gamecock and Wideload (of Stubbs the Zombie fame) and their upcoming title, Hail to the Chimp. 1UP recently scored a sneak peek at the game. Here's the story: the lion has been ousted, and now all the animals are competing to become the new king of the jungle. Thus, politics factor into the game, though the gameplay itself revolves around paw-to-paw combat. The game is laced with subtle satirical humor. For instance, clams play a big part in the game, though we're talking about actual clams here. Several of the gametypes award victory to the "candidate" with the most clams. We'll let you puzzle that one out for yourselves.
Wideload hopes the game will be available in time for the U.S. elections in 2008.
Publisher Gamecock has revealed plans to bring the Firefly Studios developed Dungeon Hero to the Xbox 360 and PC. Dungeon Hero (referred to simply as Hero on the official website) is a dungeon crawler of a different sort. Rather than depicting dungeons as lifeless underground caves filled with monsters and treasure, Dungeon Hero paints them as living, breathing underground cities. In addition to the traditional ranged, magic, and melee combat, Dungeon Hero also employs "Close Combat" which the official site describes as "a totally new, brutal mode of fighting." The game also promises co-operative play, now a staple in most dungeon crawlers. If Dungeon Hero sounds like your kind of game, then we hope your patient: it's not scheduled to release until 2009.
Gamecock has announced that it will publish the upcoming "military tactical-action shooter" from Croteam, developers of the Serious Sam series. The game is heading to PC and "specific next-gen consoles." Lets hope the Xbox 360 is "specific" enough to warrant a port.
Along side the announcement is the unveiling of Croteam's Serious Engine 3. A handful of screenshots of the engine in motion have been released, and they do look mighty impressive. We'll have to agree with Joystiq though, we're waiting to see the game in motion before we call it good. Besides, these shots showcase a serious lack of enemies with bombs for heads. What's the deal with that? Check out the Serious Engine 3 gallery below.
Published by the newly formed Gamecock and devloped by Red Fly Studio, a new title has been announced for new gen platforms. Entitled, ahem, Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars, we know almost nothing about the game. The teaser (embedded at the top of this post) shows off some ... interesting concept art set to some very stirring music (is that mushroom firing a bendy straw like a gun?). We have to admit, the juxtaposition of mushrooms at war has us intrigued. According to TeamXbox, the game puts players in the role of a three-inch-tall mushroom man who uses common household goods as weapons against enemy spore factions. Wow. We get the feeling that mushrooms were definitely involved in the development of this game ... in more ways than one. You can bet we'll be keeping an eye on it.