Ships are getting serious and down to business in the announcement trailer for Leviathan: Warships, a tactical action game from developers Pieces Interactive and mega-PC publisher Paradox Interactive. But Paradox are spreading their wings from the PC-only brigade as Leviathan is going to be multi- and cross-platform with PC, Mac, iOS and Android gamers able to come together in co-operative and player-v-player game modes. More details and trailer follow. …
Historically Disney games tend to be fairly good — the Illusion series that includes Castle of Illusion, World of Illusion and the original Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion was critically well regarded. However, much like the inhabitants of Wasteland, Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is best forgotten. …
The synth beat kicks in as I kick open the door, narrowly missing the thug stood by the toilet, I swing my fist and he flies into the wall, a swift kick to his face and his head explodes into a geyser of red, I pick up his hammer and I’m into the next room, I swing once and a man explodes, but I’m gone before he hits the ground, as I charge on through to the hall I throw the hammer now, knocking a thug over, so I lean down to paint the floor with his brains and pick up his shotgun, bursting into the room next door and letting loose four of my six shots, the room’s decor transformed from garish to grisly in the blink of an eye, the beat still pulses, and I’m yet to exhale, but a sentence only lasts for so long before it needs a full stop. …
Welcome to The Reticule’s definitive roundup of gaming releases throughout November 2012. All release dates stated are for the EU, across all currently available platforms. Keep this page bookmarked for easy access, as we will link all previews and reviews when we post them on the site.
Still catching up with this months games? October’s release schedule can be found here.
Batman: Arkham City Game Of The Year Edition
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Nike And Kinect Training
Silent Hill: Book Of Memories
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Football Manager 2013
This year’s version allows you to take control of any club in more than 50 nations across the world and includes all of Europe’s biggest leagues as well as database of over 500,000 real-world players and staff. You’re in the hot-seat, which means you decide on who plays and who sits on the bench, you’re in total control of tactics, team-talks, substitutions and pitch-side instructions as you follow the match live with the acclaimed 3D match engine allowing YOU to make the difference!
DS, Wii, 3DS
After thirty years of war with the Covenant, humanity finally found victory. The Master Chief, a Spartan super-soldier, and Cortana, an AI construct of unmatched technical sophistication, put an end to the Covenant, the Flood, and the threat of the Halo Array on a remote installation known as the Ark. Now, in the wake of the conflict, the Chief and Cortana drift through space aboard the remains of Forward Unto Dawn, slowly approaching a mysterious artificial world they will soon come to call Requiem.
Rockstar Games Collection: Edition 1
PS3, Xbox 360
Mass Effect Trilogy
PC, Xbox 360
Angry Birds: Star Wars
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
The Hip Hop Dance Experience
Wii, Xbox 360
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
F1 Race Stars (Hands On)
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Virtue’s Last Reward
Darkfall: Unholy Wars
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Hitman: Absolution is the upcoming fifth title in the Hitman series by producer, IO Interactive, published by Square Enix and co-published by Eidos. The game will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows on November 20, 2012. Hitman: Absolution will run on IO Interactive’s proprietary Glacier 2 game engine, combining classic Hitman game mechanics with new mechanics. The game’s story will further delve into the mysterious life of Agent 47, the series’ protagonist.
Rise Of The Guardians
DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 3DS
Assassin’s Creed 3
Ben 10: Omniverse
DS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS
Far Cry 3 returns the series to a tropical island setting. Players will assume the role of protagonist Jason Brody, a tourist who has been stranded on an island chain in the grips of violent local conflict for years. Jason has been separated from his girlfriend and, in his search for her, developers have stated he will have to deal with a wide cast of mostly unstable characters who have been trapped on these islands for some time.
Baulder’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
Victorious: Taking The Lead
Winx Club: Magical Fairy Party
New Super Mario Bros. U
Mass Effect 3: Special Edition
Assassin’s Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
Introversion Software, poster children of British independent games until indie games exploded into the mainstream, have finally made their new game Prison Architect available, albeit in an alpha state. It is so alpha that they list Game Breaking Bugs as a feature. Take the jump for details and silly voices.
The past two weeks have seen numerous video blogs from Sports Interactive’s Studio Director, Miles Jacobson where he explores some of the new features that will be present in Football Manager 2013. There is a wealth of information contained in these video blogs with changes to almost every aspect of the game detailed. The entire catalogue can be viewed here, they might take some time to go through if you haven’t watched any just yet. I recommend watching the videos about training and the changes to various competitions, though the chance to take part in the media activity surrounding transfer deadline day as detailed in today’s video (below the jump) sounds quite excellent. …
If you’ve ever played Geometry Wars you’ll know that it’s fast paced, colourful and addictive. Now imagine that times forty with a side order of crazy and more visual stimulation than you could ever imagine, and you’ll be on roughly the same level as I am right now.
Death Ray Manta, Rob Fearon’s new PC arcade shooter, has you battling through increasingly trying stages with your trusty Manta and its rays of, well… death. The objectives are as follows: take out enemies, collect power ups, survive as long as possible, do not go blind. Often the hardest of those objectives is in fact the last one, as a cacophony of colours frequent every nook and cranny of the screen throughout each stage making it hard for you to concentrate at the best of times.
Credit should be given to this game firstly for it’s polished look and feel, and secondly for its downright addictiveness. The controls are simple and the bursts of gameplay you are given in the form of each round, are enough to make you come back for more, and more, and more.
For those interested, below is a teaser video of some gameplay from a test version of the game. Beware though, you may need to wear some form of protective eye wear, a welding mask should suffice. Also keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for a secret announcement regarding the game.
Death Ray Manta is due to be released exclusively on PC and Mac in September.
The team behind new indie developer, Tomorrow Corporation, features three massive names in the world of independent gaming: Kyle Gabler, Kyle Gray and Allan Blomquist. The three of them are currently working on a game called Little Inferno which appears very exciting. I had the chance to ask the two Kyle’s a few questions about the forming of the development team, and about Little Inferno itself. …
As a massive fan of the work that Kyle Gabler (2D Boy, World of Goo), Kyle Gray (Henry Hatsworth) and Allan Blomquist have all been involved with, I have been keeping my eye on their latest development group, Tomorrow Corporation for quite a while. My constant refreshing of the Tomorrow Corporation site has paid off as the three indie legends have released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming title, Little Inferno. Their new title, due Winter 2012 for PC, Mac, Linux and WiiU is 100% indie and DRM free and will take place almost entirely in front of a fireplace. You really need to watch the teaser after the break to get a feel for the game, but be warned that I could describe the trailer with any one of these phrases: warming, chilling, enlightening, harrowing, joyful, musical, cute, colourful, dark and perhaps most important, intriguing. …