THQ has released the official roster of wrestlers for the game set to be released in March of 2009. Legends of WrestleMania brings back the beloved superstars and mangers from the 80’s and 90’s. This gives players the opportunity to relive their favorite WrestleMania moments or create their own. The new grapple-based fighting system allows the player to really get into the action. The Tour mode sounds pretty sweet, because it enables players to participate in the most legendary matches in the history of WrestleMania. The game also features online game modes as well as the ability to “Create-A-Legend”. I have kind of grown out of pro wrestling, but I will never forget when I touched Bret “The Hitman” Hart’s championship belt at a show in Louisville. Click read more to see the roster. (Thanks to Games Radar)
Start growing your hair long and pulling your cardigan sweaters out of the closet because the godfathers of grunge have 7 more songs available at the Wii Rock Band Music Store. The new tracks come from the 1991 album Nevermind, which was in my CD player much of my adolescence. These newly added songs join the already featured tracks “In Bloom” and “Drain You”, bringing the total number of available Nirvana songs to nine. Remember don’t get too caught up in sex and drugs because it’s really about rock and roll. Click read more to see the track list.
Being born and raised in Kentucky I had to mention this upcoming PC game from HuntersofKentucky.com. The game takes place in 1774 and 1775 at the dawn of the Revolutionary War, when the first permanent settlements were established in Kentucky. Daniel Boone and friends work to settle in the new frontier, but Native American tribes like the Shawnee and Cherokee attempt to thwart the new settlements. The goal of the game is to give players an interactive and 3D gaming experience, while teaching players the history of early American settlers. A demo of the game is available at the Hunters of Kentucky website and the full version will be available for free download in March of 2009.
The next installment of the widely popular fighting series is set for a release in the fall of 2009. Tekken 6, which is being developed by NAMCO BANDI and distributed by Atari will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms. The game takes the Tekken series to new heights with HD graphics and 3D animations that make the game visually impressive. Tekken 6 also features the largest character roster in the game’s history. Thirty four classic characters team up with 6 new characters, each with their own fighting styles and combo moves. Play against players around the world in one of the multiple online game modes.Tekken 6 allows players to create and customize their own characters, so they can test their might in an online battle. An interesting feature is the interactive and destructible environments, which allows players to put their opponents through walls or randomly a car in the background will explode. I always liked the Tekken series and looks like this game may hold its own against the previous games in the franchise. (Thanks to Game Press)
Sadly, EA has chosen to push the release date of The Godfather II. The game will be available in the US on April 7th on in Europe on April 10th. An appealing feature of the game that EA calls “revolutionary” is Don’s View. Don’s View is a 3D look into the player’s crime family. While in Don’s View a player can plan strategy, decide which rivals to whack, and coordinate attacks on enemy compounds. This game better be worth the wait.
EA announced today that they are developing a G.I. Joe game to coincide with the upcoming theatrical release of G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The game will released for all major consoles and hand-held devices this summer. “EA is excited to play a major role in bringing this icon of pop culture history to a new generation of enthusiasts through interactive gaming,” said Chip Lange, General Manager and Vice President of EA Hasbro. The game will pick up where the movie leaves off, so players can re-create and re-live their favorite parts from the film. There will be 12 G.I. Joe characters to choose from, with each character having their own special attributes, abilities, and weapons. Another interesting feature is the single-screen co-op mode, which allows players to team up to take down the evil COBRA organization. I only hope there are life lessons at the end of missions urging kids to look both ways before crossing the street. Because knowing is half the battle. The video is a PSA from the G.I. Joe TV series. (Thanks for the story Game Press)
Who you gonna call? The original cast of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson return to offer up their voices and likenesses in the game being developed by Atari. The game follows the original plotline and is set 2 years after the end of Ghostbusters II. Goblins and ghosts of all kinds take over Manhattan again and it is up to the Ghostbusters to clean up the city. You to become the newest Ghostbuster and help the guys rid the streets of slime-filled ghouls. The game is set to be released across North America on June 16th for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PS2, PSP, and PC platforms. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of Ghostbusters the movie. Click read more to see a few screenshots.
2K Sports released its second set of screenshots for Major League Baseball 2K9 today. The shots feature more than cover boy Tom Lincecum with appearances from Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle Mariners), CC Sabathia (NY Yankees), Cole Hamels (Philadelphia Phillies), James Loney (LA Dodgers), and Juan Pierre (LA Dodgers). I hope this game lives up to all the hype, because I don’t recall playing a quality baseball game since All-Star Baseball ‘99 for N64. Click read more to check out the screenshots.
Capcom confirmed the rumors today by announcing that they are in the development stages of Dead Rising 2 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC platforms. This is the awaited sequel to the acclaimed Dead Rising, which sold more than 1.5 million copies. With the zombie virus not being contained at the end of Dead Rising, the door is open for zombies to once again try and take over the world. The game features tens of thousands of zombies to dispatch as you see fit along with the all new Mecca of gambling for you to explore, Paradise City. A gaggle of new in-game objects gives you creative ways to take care of business. Capcom will be releasing further info soon.