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.