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With the release of a trailer, THQ announced that the European release date of the action game Saints Row: The Third was set for Nov. 18.


THQ today announced that the hugely anticipated sequel to 2010’s multiple Interactive Achievement Award finalist, Metro 2033, is scheduled for release in Calendar 2012, for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Windows PC.
Metro: Last Light will immerse the player in the haunting, desolate ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, one of the most richly detailed, and beautifully realised gaming worlds of modern times. Developer 4A Games will deliver a terrifying, atmospheric single-player adventure that fuses thrilling combat with exploration and survival horror to create a unique, memorable experience.

“We believe that Metro 2033 was a flawed masterpiece,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “It was a beautiful, original game that didn’t get the marketing support it needed. We won’t make that mistake with Metro: Last Light. This game improves on the original in every way – it will have more polish, deeper and more sophisticated gameplay, and satisfyingly visceral combat, without losing what our fans loved about the original. Metro: Last Light is another artful piece of game development from an Eastern European studio that will thrill and terrify anyone looking for a more cerebral experience than your typical first person shooter.”

Metro: Last Light pitches the player into the midst of a desperate civil war for control over a doomsday device that threatens to destroy humanity forever. The epic single-player campaign and unique multiplayer experience will benefit from the extraordinary lighting, physics and destruction made possible by Metro: Last Light’s bespoke 4A Engine technology.

Bethesda has provided the first details about the extra content pack for Brink – Agents of Change.

It will be released in the near future and will introduce two new maps – Founders’ Tower and Labs – 5 skills and a few costumes and accessories for weapons.

Dark Scavenger

Dark Scavenger is an RPG that combines strategic turn-based combat with unique point-and-click adventure mechanics.

Players fill the role of a powerful space traveler, guiding the character through hundreds of dramatic scenarios using a dynamic text-based encounter system.

• Forge 100+ unique Weapons from items discovered on your journey.
• Deep, dark fantasy narrative filled with dozens of unique characters!
• Tactical turn-based combat and epic boss battles!
• Experience over six hours of gameplay, encountering beautiful hand-drawn environments and enemies.
• Multiple ways to approach each situation ensures a different experience every playthrough.

Closed-beta test for Hellgate

T3 Entertainment, Redbana and HanbitSoft today announced the return of Hellgate to North America. The game will launch as a free-to-play MMO in closed beta from June 3rd to June 5th. A full launch is expected later this year. Information on beta access will be announced soon at: http://hellgate.t3fun.com/

Players are invited to return to Hellgate this June to fight for the survival of the human race. Join a party online to fight against evil with a team or play solo if you’re brave enough. Choose your character from six different unique class types and prepare for battle against creatures from hell. Arm yourself with a wide variety of weapons and armor and dismantle the ones you don’t need to obtain rare scrap metals. Enhance your weapons with upgrades and relics to have the best chance of survival.

When Hellgate returns, you better be ready.

Ruined open beta test

Bigpoint Inc. – the North American subsidiary of Bigpoint GmbH, a worldwide leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) – today launched the open beta of its first title built entirely in the United States, Ruined (http://www.ruined.com/). Set in wrecked venues inspired by some of San Francisco’s best known landmarks – such as the Golden Gate Bridge – Ruined is a fast-paced, tournament-style third-person shooter that pits players against one another in a competition to become the ultimate villain.

Created by a veteran game development team atop the Unity game engine, Ruined boasts an array of impressive features – such as high-end graphics, effects, and audio – designed to appeal to hardcore gamers. Playable through any web browser, gamers can satisfy their craving for action anywhere they have access to an Internet connection. Combat arenas allow up to 24 players at a time battle to the death with a range of traditional and exotic weapons, such as Bubble and Lightning guns.

In Ruined, there are two types of currency, Scrap (free) and Plutonium (premium). Weapons bought with Scrap are available for a limited number of uses, while weapons bought with Plutonium have unlimited use. Boosts that are purchased with Plutonium have more strength than boosts bought with Scrap currency.

Previously demonstrated at the 2011 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Ruined currently includes six characters and three combat arenas, including The Bridge, The Prison, and The Fort where players can compete in timed deathmatch battles. Players can play as any character they want for free, each one with their own strengths and weaknesses. At launch, the Mad Medic, Mutant, Crawler, Samurai, Enforcer, or Assassin are available.

Players can play for free by visiting http://www.ruined.com/. Over the following months, Ruined will be localized in several languages, including German, French, Spanish, and Italian and new content will continue to be added.

Divine Souls

Outspark informs us about the release of the free-to-play MMO Divine Souls, developed by Gameprix studios.According to the publisher the game provides quality graphics and 3D support.

Players can choose from five heroes and over 400 weapons to use in PvP 1vs1 matches or teams, their control being particular for gaming console, with support for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamepad.

Battlefield 3 DLC

With all that Battlefield 3 will be released in November, Electronic Arts has provided details about the first package of extra content that can be downloaded free by those who preorder the game.

Named Back to Karkland it will contain four of the most played maps in the Battlefield series – Strike at Karkand, Wake Island, Gulf of Oman and Sharqi Peninsula – and the most commonly used weapons and vehicles in Battlefield 2.

Naval Warfare

Publisher “Just A Game” announced today its brand new Steampunk action shooter “Naval Warfare” for PC. The game is developed by Slovakian based dev team “Games Distillery” and will be released via digital distribution and retail this month.

“Naval Warfare” is a stylish arcade-action shooter with numerous tactical elements, driven by an entertaining story with beautiful hand-drawn comic sequences also featuring a thrilling campaign mode and various exciting multiplayer modes. The game itself is presented in a fictional Imperial Victorian setting.

In “Naval Warfare” the player will take control of an elite cruiser and steer into the middle of a raging naval war where masses of enemies and allies engage in real-time operations. Being attacked from above and below the water surface the player has to destroy masses of enemies’ troops to be victorious. By unlocking new ship-types, weapons and upgrades, the player will have the opportunity to enhance his ship and gear up for the next fight. Choosing from various tactics and forming special supporting squadrons, the player will also have the option to command offensive and defensive troops in order to overcome large enemy formations and defensive installations.

In the most recent investors conference, publisher THQ has officially confirmed that the post-apocalyptic first-person shooter will be called Metro 2033: Last Light (originally the game was announced as the Metro in 2034, from the novel with the same name written by Dmitry Glukhovsky).

Although no details were offered about the new title, Danny Bilson – THQ vice president – said earlier this year that Metro: Last Light will solve some gameplay problems from Metro 2033 and will benefit of a more aggressive promote than its predecessor, the marketing campaign will begin at E3 2011.