Saturday, October 10, 2009
Microsoft have announced that Bioshock, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete edition are now a part of the Xbox 360 Classics collection. Microsoft have also announced that these new titles and the existing games in the collection are now available for £14.99.
LONDON - 9 October, 2009 - Microsoft® today announced a new starting price for Xbox 360 Classics in Europe, and three new blockbuster titles for the program, offering high quality experiences at outstanding value. From 09 October Grand Theft Auto IV, Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition and BioShock will join the best selection of Xbox 360 games in the Classics range. A selection of titles, including Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas 2 and Naruto: Rise of a Ninja will now cost just £14.99 Estimated Retail Price*.
Grand Theft Auto IV The highest rated game of the decade, the fastest-selling entertainment product of all time and the winner of countless awards, Set in Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto IV tells the epic and satirical tale of newly arrived immigrant Niko Bellic, as he attempts to escape his dark and murky past in the ultimate land of opportunity. Also available for this title is the highest rated downloadable content ever on Xbox 360 – The Lost and Damned and coming soon, The Ballad of Gay Tony.
Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition The originator of open world street racing is back and bigger than ever. Midnight Club Los Angeles Complete Edition makes L.A. even bigger adding the iconic South Central area plus new vehicles, aftermarket parts, music and races. Drive the hottest, fully customizable real world cars and superbikes day to night across stunning real-world L.A. No tracks. No Rules. Welcome back to the Midnight Club.
BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different combat techniques.
In addition to these new entrants, Xbox 360 Classics already includes some of the most popular Xbox 360 games, now showcasing beautifully redesigned packaging, to add a touch of class to any gaming fan’s collection:
Halo 3 sees Master Chief, the last known survivor of a secret military project, fight to save humanity and uncover a secret so incredible, it will change the galaxy forever.
Gears of War tells deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet.
Forza Motorsport 2 lets you own, customise, and race your favourite cars in this technologically advanced and realistic driving sim.
Project Gotham Racing 4 features super-powered cars, perfectly rendered real world locations and a realistic weather system that makes this the arcade racing game to play.
Mass Effect is an immersive, story-driven experience coupled with awe-inspiring visuals, where you face a grave threat that may destroy all of civilization.
To mark the occasion of the introduction of the new Classics pricing, Ubisoft is introducing five amazing titles at the lower price point of just XX - Splinter Cell Double Agent, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas 2 and Naruto: Rise of a Ninja.
“We are happy to bring some our best IPS to this Classics range, these titles offer some of the best gaming experiences, now made available for even more people to enjoy.” said John Parkes, EMEA Marketing Director at Ubisoft.
Xbox 360 Classics includes the Best Sellers: Forza 2, Project Gotham Racing 4, Mass Effect, Gears of War (not in Germany), Halo 3, Splinter Cell Double Agent, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, , BioShock, Grand Theft Auto IV, Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Vegas 2, Assassin’s Creed and Family Game; Naruto: Rise of a Ninja
*Actual retail prices may vary
About Xbox 360
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Xbox LIVE connects more than 17 million members across 26 countries to each other and the entertainment they love. Home of more entertainment from one remote than can be found from any device connected to the television, Xbox LIVE is also a unified online social network bringing friends together, no matter where they are — in the living room or across the world. More information and Xbox LIVE membership can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/en-us/live.
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EA Has revealed that Academy Award Nominated Writer, Will Rokos, is developing the Story for the Dante's Inferno video game.
Will Rokos has said that this "...has been one of the most interesting and challenging projects I’ve worked on,”.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Oct 09, 2009 Visceral Games™, the developers behind the critically-acclaimed Dead Space™ franchise and a studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), today announced that Academy Award™-nominated writer Will Rokos is writing the story line for Dante’s Inferno™, the adaptation of part one of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem “The Divine Comedy” from Visceral Games™. Rokos is best known for his Best Original Screenplay nomination for Monster’s Ball in 2001, and is collaborating with the game’s creative team to craft an all new narrative that parallels the original poem.
“The task of adapting a revered and classic piece of literature for the gaming medium was a tremendous challenge,” said Jonathan Knight, executive producer ofDante’s Inferno. “Dante Alighieri’s masterpiece forms the foundation of the game’s plot, but Will’s take on the Dante/Beatrice story brought the necessary conflict and action that made the material really work dramatically. It was an enormous thrill to partner on the script with someone as creative and talented as Will.”
“Taking such a naturally rich and deep universe and adapting for the video game has been one of the most interesting and challenging projects I’ve worked on,” added Will Rokos. “I really got into re-imagining Dante as a flawed hero with a dark past, and his determination to save the love of his life from a terrible fate. It was a truly unique experience to re-create one man’s hell, one circle at a time.”
In Dante’s Inferno, players will assume the role of Dante as he fights through Dante Alighieri’s nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. Each circle features distinctive epic environments, custom creatures and demons, bosses and sub-bosses, unique gameplay scenarios, and specific story elements crafted to tell the sins of Dante’s past.
The blockbuster video game adaptation of Alighieri’s epic poem “Inferno” will be available in North America beginning on February 9, 2010 and in Europe on February 12, 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer and entertainment system and the Sony PlayStation® Portable (PSP®). Dante’s Inferno has not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI.
For more information on Dante’s Inferno, please follow the Dante’s Inferno team at Visceral Games on Twitter at www.twitter.com/danteteam and visit the game’s official web site at www.dantesinferno.com where the team explores a new circle of hell, with new content and updates on the ninth day of every month.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA™, EA SPORTS™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Visceral Games, Dead Space and Dante’s Inferno are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. “PlayStation” and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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