Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dead Island debut trailer

It's rare that, with a single trailer, a game goes from "completely off our radar" to "has complete dominion over our minds" -- yet that's what's happened when we caught the debut trailer for Techland's Dead Island. First announced in the summer of 2009, then never heard from again, the game now has a publishing partner in Deep Silver, plus one of the most invigorating trailers we've seen about zombies in a good, long while. Check it out for yourself after the jump.

IGN's preview of the game has turned out some equally savory details: According to Techland, Dead Island is a "first-person zombie-slasher/action-RPG," set in the luxurious Royal Palms Resort in Papua New Guinea. Players are tasked with escaping the island getaway, using all manner of found melee weapons (axes, pipes, etc.) to carve a bath through disturbingly realistic walking cadavers. Sounds like the camp that usually characterizes the zombie genre is going right out the window for this one.

The game is scheduled for a 2011 release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. We've got our fingers crossed that it's as good as the trailer lets on.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Darkness II announced for PlayStation 3

Publisher 2K Games has announced that a sequel to the 2007 shooter The Darkness is in development for a fall 2011 release. The Darkness II, developed by Digital Extreme, takes place two years after the events of the original game. Jackie Estacado is now a mafia don, and an attempted assassination on his life ignites a mob war. The Darkness is unleashed yet again, and it's up to Jackie to figure out who tried to kill him and why.

“Sometimes that whooshing sound you hear is that of comic fans holding their collective breath,” says Marc Silvestri, founder and CEO of Top Cow Productions and co-creator of The Darkness comics. “So often disappointed when a favorite character gives birth to a lame movie or video game, us fans have come to expect the worst. And sometimes we get it. But not with The Darkness II. Yeah, call me biased, but this second installment of Jackie Estacado’s epic saga is – in my humble opinion – one of the most brutally cool games I’ve ever played. 2K Games hammered this one out of the park.”

Paul Jenkins is writing the story, which 2K Games calls a "tightly integrated narrative that weaves dark humor with hardcore tenderness."

The Darkness II is set for release on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Linkin Park to play in Sweden June 14, 2011

Linkin Park played in 2007 in front of a cheering crowd on the Globe stage. Now four years later the Swedish fans have waited enough. Linkin Park returns on June 14 to the Ericsson Globe with "A Thousand Suns: World Tour" stage experience. 

Linkin Park has toured the world and gained a reputation as one of the best live bands in the world. Linkin Park visited Sweden in 2007 at a crowded concert in the Ericsson Globe.

For over ten years, Linkin Park has dominated the melodic nu-metal scene and their album "Hybrid Theory", "Meteora", "Minutes To Midnight" and "A Thousand Suns" has sold over 50 million albums. The band has also won two Grammys and been nominated four times, and won Best Rock Video and Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Video Awards.

Linkin Park has made several world tours and faced tens of thousands of people in arenas all over the world and has earned its reputation as one of the world's best live bands. After the cancellation of three gigs in Sweden, they finally came to the Globe Arena in Stockholm on May 25th 2007 and made the entire arena scream.

We are very proud to present one of the world's biggest alternative rock bands on Swedish soil again when Linkin Park visits Ericsson Globe for a second time.

Support act is Middle Class Rut.