Daily Gaming Wrap-Up: December 21st

jmaltz@pnosker.com December 22, 2010 0

With the countdown to Christmas now squarely under one work week, we've got a fist full of news for you. Most notable is the announcement of a (very close) release date for DC Universe Online. However, that's not all, as today's daily news update also sports a way to earn ten thousand dollars from Topware and much much more.

After a delay back at NYCC, DC Comics fans now know exactly when they'll be able to team up Batman and company thanks to Sony Online Entertainment's announcement that their MMORPG has gone gold.  Along with this news, there was the information that the game will be made available at retailers on January 11th in America and January 14th in Europe.

Purchase of the full version of the game will also give gamers a full month of access to the MMO, with additional months costing $14.99 each.  Alternatively, you can also purchase a three-month subscription for $41.99, a half year subscription for $77.99, a full year at $143.99, or PC specific gamers can even purchase a lifetime subscription at the slightly higher price of $199.99.

[DC Universe Online]-$59.99 (PS3), $49.99 (PC), $92.99 (PC Collector's Edition), $99.99 (PS3 Collector's Edition)

Starting today, fans of KISS will be able to rock out with their favorite band in Warriors of Rock.  The Guitar Hero developer announced today that they are releasing a three song pack which includes

  • Rock and Roll All Nite
  • Detroit Rock City
  • Calling Dr. Love

The three songs are available now and will make your virtual wallet 440 MSP, $5.49, or 550 Wii Points lighter.


Not to be left out of the price slashing action, SEGA announced today that four of their dititally distributed titles will be seeing leaving your wallet a little bit heavier. The full list can be found at the SEGA blog, but some highlights are:


  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I— 800 MSP (XBLA), $9.99 (PSN), $2.99 (iOS)
  • ChuChu Rocket! / ChuChu Rocket! HD— $2.99/$4.99 (iPhone/iPad)
  • Phantasy Star Portable— $15.99 (PSP)
  • Phantasy Star 2, Gunstar Heroes, Altered Beast— $0.99 (iPhone)

The newly lowered prices will only last until January 3rd, so that gives you about two weeks to hop on them if you want one of these titles.

Although Bethesda just announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, that doesn't mean they've stopped work on everything else.  The noted RPG developer released a new trailer which shows the world of Hunted, a fantasy game that works in elements of competitive shooters.

Hunted: Demon Forge will be released on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 next May.

[Hunted: Demon Forge]-$57.99 (Xbox 360), $57.99 (PS3), and $47.99

In the first of what appears to be a series of trailers, Codemasters has released a video detailing the character Staff Sergant Damien Knox as he welcomes you to the warzone that is Tajikistan.


Knox and the rest of his team will start fighting insurgents and the Chinese in Q2 of 2011.

[Operation Flashpoint:  Red River]-$TBA

Taking a promoting page from games like MLB2K10 with their perfect game contest, Topware Interactive is promoting the release of their upcoming sequel by announcing a contest that revolves around a Two Worlds II Castle Defense game. The contest starts today and runs till January 10th. There are 2 ways to win in this contest. Achieve one of the top 3 high scores, or win from a randomly selected pool of participants.

The Two Worlds II Castle Defense game is currently available for PC and Mac, but soon the game will also be available as a free download in the App Store for the iPhone and iPad. This "lite" side game is actually enjoyable so jump onto the contest website from the link down below and get your greedy little gaming fingers working for more than just invisible points. Two Worlds II will be releasing on January 25, 2011 for the XBOX 360, PS3, PC, and Mac.

[ Two Worlds II Castle Defense ]-Free download at the contest website

[Two Worlds II ]-$59.99(Xbox 360), 59.99(PS3), and 49.82(PC)

Inspired by rally car racer Ken Block, Gymkhana mode presents an all new way to play DiRT. Players will be tasked with drifting and speeding their way in specially designed courses. These courses will be playable in either a freestyle mode or by attempting to rack up the largest score with multipliers and big tricks

Expect DiRT 3 out by the second half of 2011

[ DiRT 3]-$TBA

War Hammer 40,000: Dwan Of War II Retribution, the expansion to Dawn of War II, has not seen a whole lot of press lately. Much of this is likely a result of THQ pushing Homefront as best it can. Regardless of the reason, THQ showed Warhammer fans that they have not been forgotten about, releasing a new trailer for the next the tabletop inspired series.


Retribution will be released in March next year.

[Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II Retribution]-$28.99(PC)

The Sims Medieval, the newest release in The Sims universe, is receiving a special edition version. This version will include three all-new, themed throne rooms with Barbarian, Dark Magic and Princess themes. Players who purchase this edition will also receive two exclusive outfit sets that include a Monarch set and Executioner set.

A completely new standalone experience, The Sims Medieval is promising to be a very unique take on The Sims franchise. Players will be able to embark on an RPG experience by questing and leveling up their character. Along with these new aspects of gameplay, fans of previous Sims games will be happy to know that you'll still be in charge of the daily activities of your Sim. The Sims Medieval will be available for the PC/Mac in March of 2011.

[The Sims Medieval ]-$49.99 (PC/Mac)

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