NewsSpots: Sylpheed, Go! Puzzle, D&D: Tactics, Brothers in Arms, Fish Tycoon

Space shooter golden, demo'd; PlayStation Store updated; Kuju RPG gets promoted; WWII comic incoming; Fish sim swims to handheld.

Project Sylpheed hits XBL today, retail July 10
Released last year in Japan, Project Sylpheed was confirmed to be coming to US shores this summer. Microsoft has today announced the game has gone gold and will ship out July 10. A demo for the game is also available today over Xbox Live. Clocking in at 613MB, the demo features a single mission and players will be given an expanded arsenal of weapons. It also includes a full tutorial and a trailer for the full game. Project Sylpheed is a reimaging of the classic arcade space shooter and features a full graphical update and more than 50 minutes of CG cutscenes. The game is rated T for Teen and will retail for $39.99.

Go! Puzzle, Hot Rod appear on PSN
Sony's PlayStation Store will be updated with two bits of content today. The first, Go! Puzzle, is a set of three puzzle games: Swizzle Blocks, Aquatica, and Skyscraper. The puzzle games can be downloaded as a set for $6.99, or individually for $2.99 each. All three games feature a three-minute demo and leaderboards. The second update to the Sony's store is a trailer for Hot Rod. The upcoming stuntman comedy stars SNL funnyman Andy Samberg and is set for a theatrical release on August 3.

Atari launches D&D: Tactics site
Unlike Kuju's recent bout of real-world role-playing, its upcoming role-playing game has received a face on the Internet. Atari today announced the official Dungeons and Dragons: Tactics Web site has gone live. Visitors to the site can find videos, screenshots, and artwork for the upcoming RPG, as well as a discussion forum. The newest content to the promotional site includes a new trailer for the game as well as updated screenshots. Dungeons and Dragons: Tactics is set to hit the PlayStation Portable on July 17.

Gearbox signs Dynamite comic deal
Gearbox's Brothers in Arms is no stranger to cross-promotion. Today, the company announced it had signed on Dynamite Entertainment to create a comic-book tie-in for the next iteration in its WWII first-person shooter series. While Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway will be the primary focus of the comic, the deal allows Dynamite to draw upon storylines from prior games in the series. Like its electronic counterpart, a firm date for release on the comic has not yet been set. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is slated for a Q4 release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Majesco brings aquatic sim to DS
Earlier this week, Majesco entertainment announced it would be bringing the management-minded Fish Tycoon series to the Nintendo DS. Originally developed by Last Day of Work and published by Big Fish Games for the PC in 2005, Fish Tycoon lets you raise, breed, and care for their own finned menagerie. Accolades for the game include the 2006 iParenting Media Award, and it was also ranked in the casual games top 10 for 40 weeks last year, making it one of 2006's most popular casual games. Earlier today, Majesco released its Q2 financial results, reporting a $1.3 million loss, despite increased revenues.

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33 comments
fluffebunnie
fluffebunnie

It's all about D&D Tactics. I can't wait for this one to be released...

SilentHillX
SilentHillX

Sweet, im really looking forward to BIA 3. I'll have to check out the comic.

phaqutomb
phaqutomb

fish tycoon is fun for the first 30 or so minutes you play it for the pc. nothing quite as boring as breeding fish and taking for ever to grow them. unless you buy growth hormone .

4quarters
4quarters

The Skyscraper puzzle game is VERY addicting worth a purchase!!!!

jwmakoto
jwmakoto

Masterliono I downloaded Go puzzle today, just wanted to mention that its price is $5.99 not $6.99 for all three games as mentioned in the article. Yep, I did the same... also, all 3 games have online multiplayer (and at least 2 have video chat as well) not just leaderboards...

Masterliono
Masterliono

I downloaded Go puzzle today, just wanted to mention that its price is $5.99 not $6.99 for all three games as mentioned in the article.

Chirico_Cuvie
Chirico_Cuvie

Sylpheed for 360 actually looks to be a nice transition from an old on-rails shooter, and an even older top-down shooter. Check out some vids of it and it looks like a fun console space shooter, something we haven't seen in quite a while. It looks like Xenosaga's cinematic space battles, but you actually control the ship. Anyone from back in the days of the CD revolution will remember that Sylpheed was a very hyped-up game for the Sega CD that featured 3D graphics and looked phenomenal at the time for a console.

bka4u2c_basic
bka4u2c_basic

Looking forward to Dungeons and Dragons: Tactics for PSP. Hoping it turns out good. I'm in need of a good RPG for the PSP.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

the demo surprised last night (it being there). Not as much as last week with Vampire's Rain and Overlord demos. Still a nice surprise.

Pablo620
Pablo620

Hot Rod looks funny, like that stupid funny kind of funny

Lum_Yatsura
Lum_Yatsura

Um... Project Sylpheed is being published by Square Enix, not Microsoft. Look at the boxart, it's Xbox.com page says so too.

Ninjiz
Ninjiz

Project Sylpheed was a lot of fun. It's fast, crazy chaotic, and intense. There's a lot going on. So many people won't be able to handle it. But if you get the hang of the system, and use the tutorial you pick up on it fast. And the fact that it is $40 makes it an easy buy for me.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Fish Tycoon? I find this oddly compelling and may have to track down that PC game.

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Project Sylpheed isn't that great - can give this a miss.

football_legend
football_legend

Gonna go to the PSN store download the Go Puzzle and Hotrod trailer I guess.

ketsuatama
ketsuatama

Ho hum. I think I'll watch the grass grow for a while.

Glordit
Glordit

A comic for BiA3 thats kinda cool! :)

gmayronne
gmayronne

sylpheed sucked, just got done WATCHING someone play it and it looked lame.

Chainblast
Chainblast

That Motorstorm patch better be here next week. Ahh who the hell am I kidding, it's not like there is another PS3 game itching for my time...

fortgdg
fortgdg

the demo or slypheed wasnt that good

azizrulez
azizrulez

im hoping projrct slypheed is a good game, as the 360 needs such games to do well in japan

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I am actually interested in Sylpheed though I do not think that it will do well.

magicmo
magicmo

That DND Tactics website is pretty sweet. Can't wait to get my hands on this and Final Fantasy for the PSP.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Ok the comic-book thing is a little to far

PIMPYTHECLOWN
PIMPYTHECLOWN

FISHING ON MY DS, This is what I've been waiting for all of the 12 months I've had my DS!!!(Sarcasem).....Come on give me some real new gamespot. I deserve it for clicking on this article.

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

ya can tell these are all minor things, as they're grouped together..

mcxps3
mcxps3

Go puzzle was an awful demo. Ioday was a horrible psn update and dis is coming from an optimistice person yall.