Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Eutechnyx today announced that they are expanding their Nascar partnership with two new videogames; Nascar The Game 2013 for Windows PC and Nascar: Redline for mobile devices.

Nascar The Game 2013 lets players take to the tracks and redefine races using the new Gen 6 model cars. Supporting an updated and enhanced paint booth tool, players can customize their Gen 6 paint schemes and import them into the games multiple race modes to show the world their design skills. Supporting the new 2013 roster with all the team and driver changes, players can take their own shot at being crowned the Sprint Cup Series Champion by starting a competitive season as a rookie and racing against their favorite drivers in career mode, or race online with friends.

The game also features Inside Line Highlights - scenarios from actual Nascar races (2011, 2012 seasons) that have been recreated from the actual race telemetry data, which allow players to recreate, relive and rewrite the most exciting Nascar moments. Additionally, and a first for any sport based videogame, the current 2013 season is being supported by weekly downloadable Inside Line Highlights being available shortly after racing events take place. The package is made complete with commentary provided courtesy of Fox Sports’ Darrell Waltrip and Mike Joy, while the player’s crew is voiced by spotter Ty Norris and crew chief Ray Evernham.

Nascar: Redline marks the first officially licensed by Nascar videogame to be available for mobile devices. Nascar: Redline combines touch-reaction racing action with management tools, allowing you to control the way you race. Manage your team, land new sponsorship deals, and outthink your opponent on the track.

Offering two game modes, Career and Season, Career mode places players at the start of their rookie season and pushes them to progress their way through the Sprint Cup ranks and take on their favorite Nascar Sprint Cup Series drivers. Whereas in Season mode, racing fans assume the role of their favorite driver and share each victory as they come.

Nascar The Game 2013 will be available as pre-purchase with beta access via Steam starting soon with a full release planned later in the Summer for Windows PC. Nascar: Redline will be available for mobile devices later this summer.

Dark Souls 2 has been given a selection of new screenshots by Namco Bandai. The latest Dark Souls 2 screens tease a number of the game's new enemies, environments and bosses.

SEGA have released a brand new trailer for the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World. The game will be available exclusively for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms later this year.

Gameplay footage of PES 2014 on the PlayStation 3. The video shows a match between FC Bayern and Santos FC.

Junichi Masuda, Director at Game Freak, joined Tsunekazu Ishihara, President and CEO of The Pokémon Company, at Nintendo’s E3 Developer Roundtable on Tuesday evening in Los Angeles to discuss Pokémon history and share new features debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

Mr. Masuda revealed a new communication feature debuting in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y - Player Search System or PSS. He also showcased two new battle scenarios players will come across when exploring the Kalos region - Horde Encounters (above) and Sky Battles. These new ways to battle will require Pokémon Trainers to plan accordingly and build a Pokémon party that can withstand a multitude of Pokémon or take on flying Pokémon high in the sky.

The PSS allows players to connect, battle, and trade with other players nearby and around the world. When the new communication feature is on, PSS alerts players when someone nearby is playing Pokémon X or Pokémon Y and gives you the option to battle or trade with them wirelessly. Players with an Internet connection can also connect with Pokémon X and Pokémon Y players anywhere in the world via the PSS, making it easy to battle or trade with others close by or thousands of miles away.

When Pokémon like Houndour, Axew, Tauros, and Miltank appear en masse in the wild in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, players will be facing a Horde Encounter. In past Pokémon titles, Pokémon battles have always involved the same number of Pokémon on both sides, like a regular one-on-one match or a Triple Battle. Horde Encounters take battling to a new, intense level that forces a player to battle against multiple wild Pokémon that attack all at once - with only a single Pokémon on the player’s side. Players will need to ensure their Pokémon has moves that can attack multiple Pokémon at once or they may quickly find themselves on the losing end of the battle.

Select Trainers you encounter in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will challenge players to Sky Battles - fierce battles that take the action high above ground. While players traverse the Kalos region, Trainers standing high on cliffs or in other distant places will want to battle, but players can only participate if they have certain Pokémon in their party that can fly. Never-before-seen Pokémon also made their debut at Nintendo’s E3 Developer Roundtable:

Talonflame - Fire and Flying Type

An evolved form of the recently announced Fletchling, Talonflame, is a Fire- and Flying-type Pokémon that gains a whole new level of speed and firepower. Reaching speeds of up to 310 mph when diving for its prey, Talonflame can attack its foes with devastating kicks while embers spew from its body as it zooms through the sky. Talonflame knows Brave Bird, one of the strongest Flying-type moves. Use Brave Bird carefully, though, because the incredible strength of this move also does damage to the user.

Clauncher - Water Type

The Water Gun Pokémon Clauncher uses its one oversized claw not only to seize prey but also to shoot condensed water at others as a projectile. This capability is so intense that it can crack a boulder! A Water-type Pokémon, Clauncher can also use its giant claw to crush opponents with the powerful Water-type move Crabhammer, which is more likely to land a critical hit. Critical hits against opposing Pokémon will do twice the usual damage.

Skrelp - Poision and Water Type

Some would say that the Poison- and Water-type Pokémon Skrelp appears to be nothing more than a rotting piece of kelp, but don’t let its appearance fool you. Using its unique look to its benefit, Skrelp pretends to be a piece of seaweed, and when prey wander past it, Skrelp bathes them in poison so they can’t struggle when it attacks. Skrelp uses the Poison-type move Sludge Bomb, a move that can leave opposing Pokémon poisoned. A poisoned Pokémon will slowly take damage over the length of a battle.

It was also revealed that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are the first Pokémon titles that allow players the choice to play the game in one of seven languages: English, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, German, or Spanish.

CI Games have shared the first screenshots of the upcoming next-gen and PC action RPG Lords of the Fallen at E3.

New Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain in-game screenshots from E3.