Daily Gaming: February 7, 2011

A number of new announcements today, firstly we have Call of Juarez: The Cartel which is due out in the summer on Xbox 360, PS3 and for Windows PCs. Next we have the release date for Gameloft's Starfront: Collision title on the iPhone, which will be released on to the iTunes App Store on Thursday. Finally we have the news that subscription pricing for DC Universe Online has already been lowered, as of tomorrow you can sign up for three months play time for just $29.99.

General News

Call of Juarez: The Cartel announced

In a strange move for a game that has stuck to the Wild West format in its last two releases, Ubisoft has decided to set the latest Call of Juarez title in modern times. The good news is that Techland are still the developers of the new title and it will once again have a deep story and even lead players back to Juarez as the game progresses. How fans of the game will take to the new setting is anyone's guess, but Adam Novickas, director of marketing at Ubisoft has promised that the game will bring the best elements of the Wild West into modern times with a very gritty and relevant story.

Call of Juarez: The Cartel is due for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in the summer.

DC Universe Online subscription prices lowered

SOE announced over the weekend, that subscription pricing for their MMO DC Universe Online have been lowered. The company states that the reason for this is due to the huge numbers that have signed up for the game, although there has been a lot of comments on forums that it is more likely to be because users felt the prices were too high to begin with. You can now get a price of $29.99 for the 3-month DC Universe Online Legend Plan, which has been lowered from $41.99. The new rate starts from tomorrow.

BlizzCon 2011 announced

Blizzard Entertainment today announced its plans for the sixth BlizzCon gaming convention. It will take place at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California on Friday, 21 October and Saturday, 22 October, 2011. BlizzCon has become a huge event celebrating games such as StarCraft and World of Warcraft, but also allowing gamers the chance to question developers and play upcoming Blizzard titles.

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:

Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games

Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers

Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents 

Community contests with great prizes

Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes

More activities and attractions to be announced

iPhone/iPad/iPod touch News

Gameloft date Starfront: Collision

Gameloft's StarCraft clone entitled, Starfront: Collision has been given a release date of Thursday, February 10. The game will be released on the iPhone with an iPad version on the way shortly after. The company also posted up a brand new trailer for the game that you can view below.

Remember that you can discuss all of these games and more on our Gaming forums here at Neowin.

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