Daily Gaming: November 11, 2010

Today has seen the release of the first trailer for Rockstar's upcoming detective game, L.A. Noire. We also have details on Spider-Man on the iPad, loads of Xbox 360 LIVE games and add-ons news as well as some new screenshots of Dungeons for the PC.

General News

Venetica RPG releasing this Friday in Europe

Deck 13's fantasy RPG title Venetica is to be released in Europe on Friday, November 12 for the Xbox 360, PC and then later on the PlayStation 3. The game has you taking on the role of Scarlett, the daughter of Death. The game is set in Venice in the 16th century and has you trying to get rid of a necromancer by any means possible before the city is destroyed.

The game is said to offer excellent graphics and some amazing cut scenes. It has already been released in Germany where it has been winning many awards since its launch.

Fancy Pants Adventures coming to XBLA and PSN

Popular Flash game Fancy Pants Adventures is heading to the Xbox LIVE Arcade and to the PlayStation Network early next year. The game is being developed by Over The Top Games and will be a side-scrolling plaformer. The game has already been played by millions of users through their browsers and has had some great comments and following. For more information you can visit the official site: https://fancypantsadventures.com/

Gatling Gears announced

EA has announced a new title called Gatling Gears that is due for release in Spring 2011. The game is set in the same universe as Greed Corp but will have additional new features such as twin-stick shooter controls, as well as the new hero you will take control of - Max Brawley. Gatling Gears will be set in a steampunk style and will be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and on the PC.

First L.A. Noire Trailer Released

Eurogamer have posted the first trailer for Rockstar’s eagerly anticipated titled, L.A. Noire. The detective based game is due to be released in spring next year on both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Originally an exclusive PlayStation 3 title, the game has some fantastic looking lip syncing work and amazing facial expressions.

Discuss L.A. Noire on our forums

Xbox 360 News

Xbox 360 LIVE Updates

Microsoft have sent over a load of details about updates that are on the way for Xbox LIVE Users. One of the big surprises is the release of Alien Breed 3: Decent so quickly after the 2nd episode. But a good round up of new titles and price drops.

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November 16: “Assassin’s Creed® Brotherhood” (Ubisoft) Update

November 18: “Mafia II” (2K Games) 

XBOX LIVE ARCADE

November 17: “Alien Breed 3: Descent” (Team17) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide

November 24: “Crazy Taxi” (SEGA) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide

DEAL OF THE WEEK

An Xbox LIVE Arcade family favourite, Hasbro Family Game Night has something for everyone at 50 percent off! Join your host Mr. Potato Head for fun and games with family and friends like never before. 

Week of November 22:

“Connect 4X4” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Jenga” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Pictureka” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Sorry! Sliders” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Boggle” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Sorry!” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Battleship” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Connect 4” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Scrabble” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

“Yahtzee” (Electronic Arts) – 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) and available worldwide

GAME ADD-ONS

November 16: “Crackdown 2” The Deluge Pack (Microsoft Game Studios) – 560 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Germany)

November 17: “Space Invaders: Infinity Gene” Add-on (Square Enix) – 240 Microsoft Points and available worldwide

November 23: “Mafia II” Joe’s Adventures (2K Games) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Japan and Korea)

November 23: “3D Ultra MiniGolf Adventures 2: Fairy Tales Map Pack” Add-on (KONAMI) – 240 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Japan, Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Slovakia, Australia and New Zealand)

November 30: “Halo: Reach” Noble Map Pack (Microsoft Game Studios) – 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide

GAMES ON DEMAND

November 23: “Alan Wake” (Microsoft) – Available worldwide (except Japan)

Discuss Xbox LIVE on our forums

iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch News

Spider-Man: Total Mayhem released on the iPad

Gameloft has finally got around to releasing Spider-Man: Total Mayhem onto the Apple iPad. The game itself is basically the same as the iPhone version, but with much improved graphics on the larger screen. You can download it directly from the iTunes App Store right now.

Discuss Spider-Man: Total Mayhem on our forums

Windows News

EA and Lucasarts enter publishing deal for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Not too much of a surprise to many people in the know, but earlier today Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm announced that they have reached a global publishing agreement for upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. The agreement seems to mean that most of the publishing, marketing and more will move to EA. The game is due to launch sometime next year.

Discuss Star Wars: The Old Republic on our forums

New Dungeon Screens

We have been sent over a few new screens of Kalypso's upcoming RPG, Dungeons. The game has you taking on the role of the Dungeon Lords who becomes trapped by one of his devices. The screenshots can be found in the gallery below:

  • Get ready for a fight! Lure 10 different hero classes into your dungeon where 15 different monsters lurk in the darkness.
  • 20 challenging campaign missions demand all your cunning to succeed. Survive them – and there's still the custom game waiting for you
  • In a dungeon there’s only one way you can go and that's down. Conquer three different underworld levels and the bosses who guard them to become the one and only Dungeon Lord
  • Prison cells and torture chambers are at your command and ready to capture your next hero and steal their precious soul energy
  • Create the dungeon of your dreams (and heroes’ nightmares) with 50 different objects at your disposal
  • Wimpy goblin workers are awaiting your orders to create your next diabolical dungeon masterpiece
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