Phil Rogers, CEO for Square Enix in the Americas and Europe for the studio and publishing businesses took to the Square Enix blog to confirm a nice little surprise. Starting off with an introduction into how the videogame business is changing, how the businesses are evolving and then “Bang!” he dropped the money shot!
“Square Enix is in production with a number of next generation projects, including Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III, which were announced at this year’s E3, and Thief coming in 2014. I am also excited to reveal that we are well into development on a next-generation Tomb Raider sequel – something you may have heard about recently!
In the future, we’ll offer gamers more choice, support more platforms and try new things – but we will make sure that whatever the platform, we’ll always keep our focus on raising the quality bar. We feel that is what gamers should expect from a Square Enix game.”
Tomb Raider is a gamers eye-candy in that I have not been this impressed with a game visually since the release of The Witcher 2 last year. Every scene is depicted in vast detail that portrays the essence of the story as you play along. Each part of the island from the snowy mountains, the shanty towns, the beaches, tombs, and undiscovered forests all strike a graphic portrayal of a lost island as exactly as you would imagine it to be. It is a very polished game with exceptional detail on every wall, corner, building, character and environmental element in a destructive yet magical land. Because Tomb Raider plays the part, looks the part you just can’t put it down for a minute and when you do – all you can think about is your next instalment of the adventure!
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Today, playing UNO with friends, family, and millions of fans worldwide has never been easier! You can now join one of the largest free online mobile gaming communities and enjoy an all-new free multiplayer experience, competitive leaderboards and fun customisation options that let you shout “UNO!” on a whole new level!
Uno & Friends is available to download for FREE on the Windows Phone Marketplace with the following features and a whole set of free Achievements to unlock for your gamer-profile on Xbox LIVE.
Easy to learn, difficult to put down!
Create games and invite your friends to play!
Challenge millions of UNO fans worldwide!
Utilize Boosts & Super Boosts to diversify your strategy!
See how your card skills rank on the leaderboards!
Compete in weekly contests to win rewards!
Customize your UNO game with backgrounds, card deck designs & special effects!
Play online multiplayer matches over 3G or Wi-Fi!
Connect using your free Facebook Connect account!
Check out the release trailer below – Uno & Friends is a port of the iOS version on Windows Phone 8, and well UNO is UNO the world over…
Deep Silver and Rubicon Organization’s new twin-stick shooter Narco Terror is available now on the Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft Points. Touted as a sophisticated, action-packed twin-stick shooter that thematically harkens back to classic action movies from the 80’s and offers great diversity with several arcade gameplay sequences.
When the daughter of ex-special ops agent, Rick Quinn, is kidnapped, he becomes a one-man army that goes on a mission from the docks of Miami to the rivers of South America. The secret technology Quinn has been working on to stop the drug cartels’ latest trafficking technique of using narco submarines has put him in the cross-hairs of a long lost friend. When Quinn discovers that his ex-partner, Jay Delgado, is running the subs and the cartel that took his daughter, this fire-powered vendetta gets personal.
An arsenal of customizable weapons, different ammo types from explosive rounds to tesla coils, grenades, power-ups, upgrades and character progression allow a rich variety in Quinn’s crusade through hostile territory. Quinn also has a love for heavy machinery, and will be piloting helicopters and aircraft, battling through enemy lines consisting of massive tanks, armed helicopters and fast planes. Add different play modes from 2D side-scrolling to top down vertical sequences, all presented in blazing visuals, Narco Terror offers game play diversification never seen before.
Up to two players can lay a path of destruction in Narco Terror in both local and online co-op, with seamless drop in and drop out at any time.