Daily Gaming News Wrap-Up: December 6th

jmaltz@pnosker.com December 6, 2010 0

We've got so much information for you it can barely be contained in an intro.  There's everything from Killzone 3 online co-op to Dead Space 2 multiplayer and even one of the first english language Yakuza 4 trailers to hit the net.  All that and much more is contained within, so come down the rabit hole for today's gaming news wrap up.


Many racing games have sent you zooming through sunny landscapes in high powered supercars with solid success.  Atari is looking to continue this trend with Test Drive Unlimited 2 and has released a trailer showing some of the sun drenched environments through which you will put the pedal to the metal.


Test Drive Unlimited 2 will be released on February 8th on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.


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

Capturing the essence of feudal Japan for Shogun 2: Total War is certainly no easy task.  In addition to making the landscapes, soldiers, and buildings fit with player expectations, SEGA has also needed to create a score that sucks players into the time period. The developers have released a new trailer that gives some insight into how they used taiko drums to do that.

You can get your battle on in feudal Japan next March 15th on the PC.

[Shogun 2: Total War]-$TBA

Sega's Yakuza franchise has always been known for bringing the gritty realism of the Japanese streets and Yakuza 4 looks to be no exception.  Today SEGA released a new trailer showing off Akiyama, a loan shark who will be appearing in the fourth installment of the series.  Take a look, although be forewarned, it contains some pretty violent content.

The fourth installment of the crime series will be coming to American shores on March 15th exclusively on the PS3.


[Yakuza 4]-$59.95

Dead Space 2 is poised to be one of the biggest, and scariest releases of early 2011. The follow-up to one of the scariest titles looks to be making two big changes to the formula that made the original Dead Space so satisfying.  The first of these is giving the game some more action; in the first of two trailers, EA discusses how they brought some fast paced moments to a genre which is otherwise a little on the slow side.


The other change will be the introduction of a multiplayer mode, a feature that is detailed in the second trailer released today.

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


[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)

Last week we brought you news on exactly when Europa Universalis III would be expanding into the Far East with the Divine Wind expansion.  Today, Paradox released a new trailer with the developers of the game giving you some insight into the new features that the expansion pack will offer.  Not only is there some solid information, but awesome accents also abound throughout the video, so take a look.

Divine Wind drops on December 14th and requires Europa Universalis III Complete and the Heir to The Throne expansion in order to play.

[Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind]-$19.99

Today, Square Enix has announced the newest installment to the Tomb Raider franchise simply entitled TOMB RAIDER®. Being developed by Crystal Dynamics, this game will put players in the shoes of a young Lara Croft who is washed ashore an unknown island after her boat is destroyed by a storm. TOMB RAIDER® is currently being developed for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. For more information please visit , or read the exclusive story on the game in the coming edition of Game Informer magazine.


[Tomb Raider]-$TBA

have confirmed that the game will have both offline and online co-op. Considering this is not a true press release from Sony, this information is still in the speculation stage. Expect more word from Sony or Guerrilla Games in the coming weeks. For more information on Killzone 3 please visit .


[Killzone 3]-$57.99





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