Gamescom news round-up: August 16

The gaming news round-up gets a revival this week as Gamescom started up in Germany. There were a ton of game announcements and reveals on Tuesday so let's get to them:

  • Electronic Arts has announced Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes, a free-to-play PvP based fantasy MMO that will launch later this fall (the monthly subscription based Warhammer Online will continue).
  • Hasbro has taken back the digital game rights to the Dungeons and Dragons franchise. Cryptic Studios' upcoming D&D based RPG Neverwinter has been delayed from late 2011 to late 2012.
  • Funcom will release its next MMO, The Secret World, in April 2012.
  • The fantasy RPG Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning from developer 38 Studios will be released on February 7, 2012.
  • Microsoft and Capcom have announced the Xbox 360 exclusive action game Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor. This revision of the original Xbox game will use both a controller and the Kinect camera.
  • Sony's upcoming PS Vita portable console will have support for Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Foursquare.
  • People can now purchase Trackmania 2: Canyon, the next game in the racing-puzzle series from developer Nadeo. The $24.99 purchase allows people to access the current multiplayer beta for the game.
  • Nexus 2, a sequel to 2005's space-based tactical strategy game Nexus The Jupiter Project, has been announced.
  • Crytek will release its free-to-play shooter Warface in the US and Europe sometime in 2012.
  • Wargaming.net, the developer of World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warplanes MMOs, will also release World of Battleships.
  • A new trailer for Battlefield 3, showing off air fighters in a 64-player battle, was shown at Gamescom today. EA also showed PS3 co-op action.
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