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Parrots Demo 'Tom Clancy's EndWar's Voice Command Feature
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Friday, October 31, 2008 2:40 PM

Meet Polly and Walter, two parrots who have a knack for commanding tanks and troops using the voice-command feature in Tom Clancy's EndWar. Now if only we can speak as clearly as they can while shouting orders over our headsets.

Tom Clancy's EndWar ships November 4th for the PS3, Xbox 360, PSP and Nintendo DS followed by the PC release scheduled for 2009.

Tom Clancy's EndWar Parrots and Voice-Command

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' Videos "GameDay" Spoof and Mission Types
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5:31 PM

Ubisoft offers up an "alternative look" (a.k.a. spoof) at their voice-controlled strategy game Tom Clancy's EndWar.  After the cut, check out the different gameplay mission types including: Conquest, Assault, Raid and Siege.  Interesting... very. 

Start warming up your military cadence voice, Tom Clancy's EndWar is available for the PS3, PSP, PC, Nintendo DS and Xbox 360 November 4th.

Tom Clancy's EndWar "GameDay" Spoof



Tom Clancy's EndWar Mission Types

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' Goes Gold, Promotes Veterans Units in New Video
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Thursday, October 23, 2008 4:45 PM

Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy's EndWar for the Xbox 360 and PS3 has gone gold today.  In commemoration they've also released a new video detailing your veteran units and all the military bling you can soup them up with.

The game will ship to stores in North America on November 4th, 2008.

Tom Clancy's EndWar Rank Promotions



'Far Cry 2' First 15 Direct-Feed Gameplay Footage (Xbox 360)
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Thursday, October 23, 2008 10:27 AM

Come with us into the first 15 minutes of Ubisoft's sandbox FPS Far Cry 2 as we try our best to demo the game's features while keeping our heads down.  Malaria, multiple factions, bullets and fire... and a partridge in a pear tree.  What more could you ask for?

Far Cry 2 is available now for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Far Cry 2 Direct-Feed Gameplay Footage (Xbox 360)



'Far Cry 2' Launch Trailer
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 4:47 PM

To celebrate it's ship day (should be in stores tomorrow), Ubisoft Montreal gives us one last good piece of advice before diving headlong into the sandbox-FPS Fry Cry 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)... BETRAY EVERYONE.

Far Cry 2 Launch Trailer



'Far Cry 2' Launches Today
Posted By: John Manalang - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:47 AM

It's a great day to be shopping for games today (maybe not so great for your wallet, but who cares!). You got your BioShock for your PS3 and Fable II on your Xbox 360. But that's not all because Ubisoft's FPS sequel, Far Cry 2, launches to both systems today including the PC. Set in a war-torn Africa, Far Cry 2 features the most gorgeous visuals you've ever seen in a title and tons of action-packed adventures.

The only problem is to figure out how to play all these great titles at-once...

'Prince of Persia Classic' Will Hit PSN On October 23
Posted By: Brian Leahy - Monday, October 20, 2008 9:36 AM

Ubisoft's next-gen update for the original Prince of Persia has a release date on the PlayStation Network. Prince of Persia Classic will be released on October 23, 2008.

The re-make originally released for Xbox Live Arcade on June 13, 2007 and runs 800 MS Points. Ubisoft has not announced pricing for the PSN version, but we'd assume $9.99 based on the Xbox 360 price.

Screenshot taken from the Xbox 360 version.

Hit the jump for the press release.


The Original 1989 Classic to Debut on the PlayStation®3 with a Next-Gen Makeover

SAN FRANCISCO – October 20, 2008 – Today, Ubisoft announced that Prince of Persia® Classic will be releasing on the PlayStation®Network on October 23, 2008. Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, this remake of the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed 1989 game features the original's expansive level design, deadly swordplay, puzzle solving and storyline. Designed with Next-Gen consoles in mind, Prince of Persia® Classic features revamped character designs and animations as well as impressive visual and lighting effects in order to give the game a 3D look. Even longtime fans of the original are sure to be in for a surprise when they come across newly added traps, puzzles and enemies. Prince of Persia® Classic for the PlayStation®Network will have an ESRB rating of "T” for Teen.

About Prince of Persia Classic
While the Sultan of Persia is away for a war, the evil Vizier seizes the throne for himself. He has also imprisoned the beautiful Princess and has given her an hour to decide her fate – marry him or die. As the courageous Prince, you have 60 minutes to complete the mission of saving the Princess from her deadly fate.

Tom Clancy's Game Universe Colliding
Posted By: John Manalang - Monday, October 20, 2008 7:50 AM

Ubisoft programmer Vinh-Dieu Lam said that the future installments of the Tom Clancy game series, which includes Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell and EndWar, will interact with one another and create one universal game environment.

"In [later] versions [of Clancy games] you'll find, say, missions generated in the next Ghost Recon affecting the world map in the next EndWar (possibly EndWar 2)," said Lam, who is also one of the programmers in the first, upcoming RTS title from the Tom Clancy universe.

Tom Clancy's EndWar is set to release this November 4 for the PS3, 360, PSP and DS.




'No More Heroes' Sequel In 2010
Posted By: John Manalang - Monday, October 20, 2008 7:30 AM

The sequel to Travis Touchdown's 2007 adventure, No More Heroes, won't be hitting North American stores until 2010 according to game publisher Marvelous's press materials during Tokyo Game Show 2008. Game designer Goichi Suda said that the upcoming sequel will focus on revenge, and will remain a Wii-exclusive title just like its initial installment.


'Far Cry 2' Map Editor Trailer
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:55 PM

Check out the epic Map Editor in the sandbox FPS Far Cry 2 from Ubisoft for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

From building your own majestic pyramids to the great canals of a venetian wonderland... create, share, and play with each other in your own customized environments.  The "Cry" isn't too far away as the October 21st launch date nears.

Far Cry 2 Map Editor Trailer

'Far Cry 2' Becomes First PS Home's Space in Closed Beta
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:51 PM

Get your very own virtual, African savannah clubhouse as Far Cry 2 makes PlayStation Home history by becoming the first third-party "space" available on the PlayStation Home closed beta. Utilize PS Home to organize a great safari or poaching outing (whichever label you prefer) in Ubisoft's open-world FPS for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 21st.

Click the image below for the Far Cry 2 image gallery

Check out the PS Home images in our Far Cry 2 gallery here.

New 'Tom Clancy's EndWar' Video Direct-Feed Footage (Xbox 360)
Posted By: Jeffrey Kanjanapangka - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 5:53 PM

Check out some direct-feed gameplay footage of Ubisoft Shanghai's Tom Clancy's EndWar for the PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, PC, and Nintendo DS.  Featuring the innovative voice-command ability, this real-time tactical game seeks to revolutionize how you play strategy games on consoles.

Having sat down with the demo (available now via XBLA) we were impressed with the voice commands and their ease of use.  While it takes a bit to get used to, once familiar you'll be off and flying with all facets of your army flying around the map.  The biggest obstacle it seems will be keeping your cool during combat (particularly online multiplayer) and keeping a normal cadence in the midst of the chaos. The beauty of the voice-commands is that it is supplemented with a robust and straight-forward unit control menus which can bridge the gap for small detailed or improv commands. 

The demo is promising, and we would love to see more when the game ships November 4th on the PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, and Nintendo DS.

Tom Clancy's EndWar Direct-Feed Gameplay Footage (Xbox 360)


'Far Cry 2' Goes Gold, DRM Supported
Posted By: John Manalang - Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:53 AM

Ubisoft's anticipated FPS sequel, Far Cry 2, has now turned to gold as the company assures that it will make its retail debut this October 21. The game features gorgeous visuals and tons of detail as players explore a war-torn Africa.

Also, Ubisoft has confirmed through its forums that Far Cry 2 will be using the SecuROM DRM technology for PC installs. Here are the following details (via Shack News):

  • You have 5 activations on 3 separate PCs.
  • Uninstalling the game "refunds" an activation. This process is called "revoke", so as long as you complete proper uninstall you will be able to install the game elsewhere.
  • Ubisoft is committed to the support of our games, and additional activations can be provided.
  • Ubisoft is committed to the long term support of our games: you'll always be able to play Far Cry 2.

The same DRM technology is found in EA's sim title, Spore along with Crytek's FPS title, Crysis Warhead. Far Cry 2 will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC platforms.



'Far Cry 2' Money, Blood, Diamond Trailer
Posted By: John Manalang - Friday, October 10, 2008 1:15 PM

Ubisoft drops the latest trailer for their upcoming FPS sequel, Far Cry 2, arriving this October 21.

Don't expect any I.O.Us from these guys if you don't have the necessary method of payments. Meet the title's friendly new cast, from the Smuggler to the outspoken Veteran. Far Cry 2's visuals are damn spectacular and it's one of the best looking titles to come out this year. Don't miss this one for your Xbox 360, PS3 and PC consoles.

'Prince Of Persia Classic' Leaping To PSN
Posted By: John Manalang - Friday, October 10, 2008 9:00 AM

Jumping from one platform to another, Ubisoft's Prince of Persia Classic will be available at the Playstation Store later this year. First arriving on the Xbox Live Arcade, Classic brings in HD visuals, new modes and new challenges to the amazing 1989 title.

Meanwhile, Prince of Persia's next-get debut will be this December 2 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC consoles.