The holidays continue to come closer and the news continues to roll. Everything from rumors of new Bond games to indie kart titles are contained within today, so there is sure to be something to please gamers of all types.
Information from a major James Bond fansite states that Raven Studios, a studio working under Activision, has picked up development of an upcoming Bond game. The halting of production of said Bond game was due in part to MGM's financial troubles, as well as, Raven Studio's having other projects taking their interest instead. Apparently the game was in development as a "stealth" title. Recent 007 reboot "Goldeneye 007" received many positive reviews while Bizarre Creations developed, "Bloodstone" had a poor reception with mediocre sales. Activision has made no comment regarding whether or not this game is currently in development, but we expect some sort of comment from them soon.
At the end of last week Jimmie Johnson's Anything With An Engine, a kart racing game that looks to add even more absurdity to the already ridiculous genre, was announced. Today Autumn Games, the title's publisher, released a trailer showcasing some of the off-the-wall rides you'll be taking to victory come 2011.
You can start driving coffins, lawnmowers and everything in-between next year on the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.
[Anything With An Engine]-$TBA
Indie developers aren't content with having Jimmie Johnson and Autumn games have all the fun when it comes to kart racing. Developer Rendercode games, the same guys who brought you Avatar RacerDome are working on a sequel: Avatar Karting.
The second game in the series will expand on the original by bringing outdoor tracks, global leaderboards, the ability to boost, and other features to gamers. If you're jonesing for a indie kart racing game, Avatar Karting should be released before Christmas for 80 MSP.
[Avatar Karting]-80 MSP
Atari announced today that Ghostbusters will be making a comeback next Spring with the announcement of Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. The first ever digitally distributed Ghostbusters game will yet again force players to save New York City from another group of paranormal attackers.
You and four of your friends will start busting up ghoulish occurrences on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 next Spring.
Arcade enthusiasts can rejoice today as SNK Playmore has announced the launch of NEOGEO Station for PSN. This release celebrates the 20th anniversary of the NEOGEO videogame system, and it will be launching on December 21, 2010. The "NEOGEO" videogame system, released in 1990, is famous for its extremely large collection of arcade classics. The NEOGEO Station will become available with 10 launch titles for the PS3 with 2 titles being available for the PSP on December 21st. Each title will be priced at $8.99 for the PS3 and $6.99 for the PSP.
These titles include "FATAL FURY" (PSP 12/21), "ALPHA MISSION II", "THE KING OF FIGHTERS '94", "SAMURAI SHODOWN", "BASEBALL STARS PROFESSIONAL", "MAGICIAN LORD", "METAL SLUG" (PSP 12/21), "LEAGUE BOWLING", "SUPER SIDEKICKS", and "ART OF FIGHTING". Players can expect to take this romp through nostalgia with their friends as SNK Playmore has included online and offline Co-op and versus modes, as well as, some new features that players old and new will enjoy.
Games which don't have a PSP date attached will see a release for Sony's handheld sometime in 2011.
[NEOGEO Station] $8.99 PS3, $6.99 PSP
Assassin's Creed has been out for a couple weeks now, but Ubisoft is just now revealing how to unlock Raiden for play in Ezio's latest adventure. Should you attain bronze on all of the virtual training challenges you will have a chance to stalk your targets using the famous MGS character. To go along with this news, the developers have released a cool looking cinematic trailer that is worth watching if only for the cinematic feel
Last up we have a little trailer that showcases the upcoming Rock Band 3 DLC based around Queen. In addition to assuredly making you want to go out and buy the DLC it contains some scenes of Freddy Mercurey and his awesome moustache.
The Rock Band 3 Queen DLC is available now.