The Daily Verse: Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Nintendo eShop Update, Infinity Blade: Dungeons and More!
Today on The Daily Verse we look at the new announcement trailer for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. We also have a Nintendo eShop update. A new Infinity Blade title. Soundtrack info for the upcoming title Ridge Racer Unbounded. And finally, Peter Molyneux decided to leave Lionhead.
Peter Molyneux Leaves Lionhead/Microsoft
Peter wrote: “I have left the lovely amazing Microsoft and lionhead.” He also states that he is moving on to a new company called 22 Cans. “Now for something really amazing, scary and brave a new company called 22 Cans.”
Peter Molyneux formed Lionhead Studios in 1997 and are most famous for the Fable Franchise. Also to note that Lionhead Studios was aquired by Microsoft in 2006 making them part of the Microsoft Studios label. Other titles include: Black & White (2001), Fable (2004), Fable: The Lost Chapters (2005), Black & White 2 (2005), The Movies (2005), Fable II (2008), Fable III (2010), Fable: The Journey (2012) and Fable Heroes. (2012)
Nintendo eShop Update
Includes Ketzal’s Corridors, Colors! 3D and Sega Game Gear
The diverse lineup of downloadable games for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system keeps on growing. With more than 500 pieces of content currently available on the Nintendo eShop and new additions made every week, players have some exciting titles to look forward to this season. Soon, players can experience Ketzal’s Corridors, a fast-paced, Aztec-themed action-puzzle game with brilliant 3D graphics and head-to-head multiplayer options. The game lets players race against the clock in 96 shape-matching missions and three multiplayer modes. On March 15, Nintendo 3DS owners can download a variety of classic games as the SEGA Game Gear system makes its debut on the Nintendo eShop with Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi and Dragon Crystal. Coming in April, Colors! 3D from Collecting Smiles lets Nintendo 3DS users of any artistic skill level create and share 3D drawings and digital sketches.
Other new and upcoming Nintendo eShop game releases include the following (dates subject to change):
• Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (March 8) – The classic boxing game from the NES returns, featuring fan-favorite characters like Little Mac and Bald Bull.
• Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH! from Shin’en (March 8) – Use your personalized Mii character to play 81 challenging holes in exotic locations around the globe.
• Zombie Slayer Diox from UFO Interactive (March 22) – A samurai guitarist must use his superior musical chops to defeat zombies in this unique rhythm-action game.
• Arc Style Soccer!! 3D from ArcSystem Works (March/April) – This easy-to-learn, customizable soccer game lets players use photos of their own faces and play wirelessly with friends.
• Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure from SEGA (free demo version, April 19) – Download a demo version to feel the rhythm and beat of the mystery in this spellbinding adventure game.
• Crush 3D from SEGA (free demo version, available now) – This unique platform game gives you the ability to change perspective from 2D to 3D as you try to solve brain-teasing puzzles.
The Nintendo eShop is a service featuring games, applications and videos in both 2D and 3D. Users can add money to their virtual wallets using a credit card or by purchasing a Nintendo 3DS Prepaid Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. New content is added to the Nintendo eShop every Thursday.
New Infinity Blade: Dungeons
Yesterday at Apple’s media event in San Francisco, Epic Games, Inc. unveiled Infinity Blade: Dungeons, a new adventure set in the award-winning Infinity Blade universe to be released later this year for iOS devices.
Set several thousand years prior to the events in the classic Infinity Blade series, gamers will assume the role of an apprentice weaponsmith who serves the Master of the Forge, sent forth on a perilous quest to forge the one thing the Deathless will come to fear most: the Infinity Blade.
With a dynamic camera system that takes you in and out of battle, weapon crafting and exploration, Infinity Blade: Dungeons is an innovative take on the dungeon-crawling experience while also expanding the Infinity Blade universe. And with the latest Unreal Engine technology, it showcases what is possible for Apple’s new iPad.
“Just like Apple has raised the bar for mobile computing, the Infinity Blade franchise has continually re-defined expectations for mobile gaming,” said Epic Games President Dr. Michael Capps (@EpicActual). “With Infinity Blade: Dungeons we continue the tradition of melding exciting gameplay with beautiful, rich worlds powered by Unreal Engine technology; and Apple’s new iPad allows us to push the boundaries even further.”
For more information and to check out the trailer, go to www.InfinityBladeDungeons.com.
Ridge Racer Unbounded Soundtrack Info
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. stuck its head in the bass bin today and had its ears rattled by the onslaught of electronic music heading onto the soundtrack of RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED. Loaded with unstoppable energy, the game soundtrack includes licensed music from established and emerging electronic artists, plus tracks taken from the entire history of RIDGE RACER alongside a number of brand new original compositions.
Licensed music on RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED comes from recent GRAMMY Award-winning dubstep producer Skrillex, with the tracks ‘Kill Everybody’ and ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’, plus US electronica duo The Crystal Method and drum & bass collaborators Noisia & The Upbeats. Other additions to the sonic soundscape come from Scratch Perverts, Unknown Error, OVERSEER and newcomers RuN RiOT and Ever Never.
Keeping one wheel firmly in the musical heritage of RIDGE RACER, the game features a selection of tracks by Hiroshi Okubo from throughout the 18 year history of the series, starting with the very first RIDGE RACER right up to RIDGE RACER 7. To complete the game’s auditory assault, Hiroshi Okubo and his team at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc in Japan have created a number of completely original tracks for RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED, destined to keep the sonic fires of RIDGE RACER burning brighter than ever.
The latest entry in the celebrated RIDGE RACER series, RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED turbo-charges the racing genre with full environmental and vehicular destruction. The City Creator lets players design their own impressive urban tracks in minutes using the powerful yet accessible in-game tools, then share their creations online. The signature arcade handling and drifting elements that fans know and love combined with explosive action take RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED to the next level of competitive racing. With a new car selection including powerful vintage muscle cars, players will take over every alley and street corner in Shatter Bay in the most visceral and destructive racing game of 2012.
RIDGE RACER UNBOUNDED will be available across EMEA and Australasia on March 30th and around the same timeframe in North America.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
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