Video game releases: 'Deus Ex Human Revolution,' 'Rugby World Cup 2011'
Sunday 21 August 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution promises action, infiltration, and futuristic body augmentations, while
Rugby World Cup 2011 is the first of two high-profile rugby tie-ins (displaced in North America by
Madden NFL 12).
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360 PC PS3)
North America: August 23, rated M17+, $59-$69
Europe: August 26, 18+ / 15, €55-€59 / £45-£59
Japan: August 9, Z (18), ¥7,980
Glossy, futuristic cyberpunk prequel to the iconic Deus Ex. Players choose between using combat, stealth, hacking and exploration abilities as they become immersed in global conspiracy. Early reviews gave it 94% (PC Gamer, GamesMaster), 8/10 (OPM), and 10/10 (OXM UK).
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (3DS)
North America: August 23, Teen, $39
Japan: September 1, B (12+), ¥6,279
Essentially the same as the Nintendo DS's SMT: Devil Survivor, though the extra $10 nets enhanced graphics, the 3DS's 3D effect, voicework throughout, and an epilogue.
Rugby World Cup 2011 (360 PS3)
Europe: August 26, 3+, €59 / £45
North America: September 6, Everyone, $49
Touted as the first rugby union game in four years, and with the all-important tournament license to boot. Rugby Challenge, meanwhile, attempts to take the title of Best Rugby Game Starring Jonah Lomu.
Bodycount (360 PS3)
North America: August 30, M17+, $59
Europe: September 2, 16+ (15 UK), €49 / £49
Storyline? Doesn't need one - Bodycount is all about guns and the use thereof. Out to steal Battlefield 3's thunder in terms of dynamic destruction, while showing Bulletstorm a thing or two about arcade purity.
Madden NFL 12 (360 3DS PS2 PS3 PSP Wii)
North America: August 30, Everyone, $59
$39-$49 on other platforms, $89 for special edition
Europe: September 2, 3+, €69 / £49
The latest edition of Madden NFL reflects rule and roster changes and implements draft pick trades, custom plays, and player progression.
Rock of Ages (360 PC PS3 via download)
Xbox 360: August 31, approx 800 Points ($10/€9/£7)
PC: August 31, $9.99 / €7.99 / £6.99
PlayStation 3 to follow. E10+ in North America / 12+ in Europe.
Bowling meets art history in this Python-esque combination. One or two players hurl face-featured rocks through landscapes inspired by five distinct time periods.
Life & Style blogs
Nine out of ten male prostate cancer sufferers could be treated after 'game-changing' study
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?
Anorexic actress Rachael Farrokh told by hospitals she is too skinny to treat
New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
What do the emoji on Snapchat mean?
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 JK Rowling horrified by Harry Potter actor Matthew Lewis's raunchy photoshoot
- 2 As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
- 3 Saudi Arabia 'seeking to head United Nations Human Rights Council'
- 4 Georgia Army veteran arrested for breaking window to save dog has charges dropped
- 5 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£25000 - £30000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Graduate UI Application Developer - ...
£30 - 35k: Guru Careers: A Senior Account Manager / SAM is needed to join the ...