Video Game Wrap-Up: December 9th

jmaltz@pnosker.com December 10, 2010 0

It seems that everyone was gearing up for the VGAs today.   Spike TV's yearly video game awards look like they're going to bring out some truly epic reveal trailers this year.  However, some companies weren't content to save everything up for this Saturday and let news leak a little early.  This includes Sony with the first official news about Uncharted 3 and a teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham City.  More than just these two games though, there was also trailers from games ranging from Mindjack to the second video of Test Drive Unlimited 2 this week.


One of the ways you can level up your career in the second installment in Test Drive Unlimited 2 is by buying new houses to show off your wealth and status.  Atari has released a new trailer showing off some of the Hawaiian mansions you'll be able to purchase and party in come February 8th.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mL60-4QKL4

The second game in the Test Drive Unlimited will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

[Test Drive Unlimited 2]-$49.99(Xbox 360), $49.99(PS3), $39.99(PC)


One of the most interesting feature's about Square Enix's upcoming shooter Mindjack is the ability to transition seamlessly between single player and multiplayer.  For those who are unsure about how such a system would work, Square Enix has released a new trailer detailing the multiplayer experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXPYxS4slSg

Mindjack will launch in the first quarter of next year on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

[Mindjack]-$59.96(PS3) & $59.96(Xbox 360)


The guys at Bioware know their stuff when it comes to RPGs.  From KoToR to Mass Effect they have a tradition of churning out high quality role playing games that suck you into their world and entertain with gameplay and story.  As such, when they begin discussing the development process for Dragon Age 2 in this first of a series of making of videos, you'd be advised to listen as it is interesting stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrFm3I9LEW8

You can explore the sequel to 2009's RPG of the year come March 8th of next year on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

[Dragon Age 2]-$59.99 (Xbox 360 Signature Edition), $59.99 (PS3 Signature Edition), $49.99 (PC Signature Edition), $59.99 (Xbox 360  Edition), $59.99 (PS3 Regular Edition), $49.99 (PC Regular Edition)


Dead Space 2 will see a change in setting from the first game, with Isaac Clarke moving from the Ishimura to the sweet new digs of the space city Sprawl.  That is, if your definition of sweet is filled with necromorphs who want nothing more than to rip your limbs off.  EA has released a new and insanely awesome trailer showcasing some locales in the Dead Space 2 setting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwCJPY42w94

Dead Space 2 will launch on January 25th on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC

[Dead Space 2]-$56.99(PC), $79.95(PC Collector's Edition), $57.99 (Xbox 360), $79.95(Xbox 360 Collector's Edition), $57.99(PS3), $79.95(PS3 Collector's Edition)


With the VGAs around the corner, gamers will surely be getting a full look at the new Batman game Arkham City.  Until then, they will need to content themselves with this trailer that show's off The Dark Knight doing what he does best: kicking butt and taking names.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJWKTBkNpT4

Arkham City will be released next year for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.  You can see more of it during the VGAs on Spike which air at 8 PM EST this Saturday.


[Batman: Arkham City]-$TBA

 


Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced the third installment in the Uncharted franchise entitled UNCHARTED 3: Drake's DeceptionTM. The story will follow the franchise's protaganist Nathan Drake and his treasure hungry mentor Victor Sullivan on a quest to find the fabled "Atlantis of the Sands." Naughty Dog Inc., the developer of the series, is known for including exceptional cinematic moments within their Uncharted games. Expect bigger moments, crazier multiplayer, polished movement/combat, and stunning visuals. UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception will be also be playable in Stereoscopic 3D. No release date has been announced but expect more information at this upcoming VGA Awards.

 

[Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception]


Telltale Games is bringing Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People (SBCG4AP) to PSN on December 21st, 2010. Shortly after that the game will be available on the PlayStation Network in Europe and Macintosh. SBCG4AP is a 5 episode adventure series based on the cartoons of Homestarrunner.com. Along with dialogue and inventory based puzzles, players will be able to interact with Strong Bad's email and play mini-games to stay busy. The plot is extremely comedic and will pack enough laughs to keep players interests for awhile. The game is currently available for the PC and on WiiWare.

 

[Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People]

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