Daily Gaming: November 30, 2010

A few new releases today along with a delay to Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny for Windows. Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue has made its way to Steam and will also be released on the Mac in the near future, at least according to the press release. EA has also posted the release date for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam.

General News

Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam announced

One of EA's worst kept secrets has finally been revealed. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is going to get a multiplayer expansion pack in the form of "Bad Company 2 Vietnam. The add-on will be released for download across Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on December 21. It includes new trophies, achievements, vehicles and weapons along with four new multiplayer maps for players to take each other down on.

Windows News

Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue Released

The excellent sequel to Deathspank has been released on the PC. Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue has our hero trying to find the six mighty thongs before a great final battle between Deathspank and Evil Santa. The game costs $14.99 via Steam and comes with two pieces of extra DLC.

Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny delayed

JoWooD have announced that there has been a small delay to the release of Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny. The game will now be released in January 2011. Here are some more details on the game:

Four years have passed since the Shaper’s defeat through the use of Archfire. During that time scientists, dragons and inventors have tried to find to counter the mysterious deterioration of the portals - in vain. The portal network has now totally collapsed and the islands are cut off from one another. The dragons and the Shaikan act as the only connection between the races, but even their resources are limited.

Now, with the nations isolated from one another, a new nameless enemy strikes. Eo is completely at the mercy of the attackers ascending from demonic depths. In th e midst of this chaos a new hero appears. To discover his destiny our hero must acquire new skills and do battle with enemies new and old. But wherever he goes - the Nameless always seem to be a step ahead, and futile battles break out in which the hero holds the destiny of all of Eo in his hands.

Xbox 360 News

Halo Reach Noble Map Pack released

Microsoft has announced that the Noble Map pack for Halo Reach has been released. The pack costs 800 Microsoft points, adds new achievements and new environments to play in. Here are the details:

  • Tempest – “Though we may never fully understand these devices, it is not our nature to leave ancient stones unturned.” This abandoned shoreline facility bends both sea and sky to an unnatural purpose, but the ground itself has quickly become another all too familiar battlefield. Though the two opposing symmetrical bases may never reveal their ancient purpose, both now offer makeshift shelter and access to strategic routes perfectly suited for small and large scale skirmishes alike. Tempest supports 8 – 16 players and offers a variety of modes including Free for All, Team Slayer, Team Objective and Big Team Battle. Tempest also provides players with a huge Forge palette, allowing them to create new custom map variants that can be shared with the community-at-large.
  • Anchor 9 – “Orbital dockyards provide rapid refueling and repairs for a variety of UNSC vessels.” Within the confines of this low orbit dry-dock, UNSC craft undergo rapid repair and rearmament in support of the enduring war effort.  But for the small squads of infantry who now fight over the mirrored interior hallways and open central hangar bay, this platform no longer provides any safe harbour – whether the close quarters combat is occurring inside or out of its artificial gravitational field. Anchor 9 allows 2-8 players to face off in game variants including Free for All, Team Slayer and Team Objective.
  • Breakpoint – “ONI officials believe the data buried within this artifact is key to our survival.” Atop this icy precipice, the Invasion continues. These modular archaeological labs were never intended to withstand such a large scale onslaught of Covenant military power, but the information being extracted here may prove vital to humanity’s survival. In response to the imminent Covenant threat, UNSC ground and air assets have been deployed to bolster entrenched Spartan countermeasures. This dig site must yield salvation, or it will become a grave. Breakpoint offers multiplayer mayhem for 8-16 players, and supports the Invasion and Big Team Battle game variants.

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