It’s the final countdown before the weekend, but before we head out, we’ve got some great info from Europe (no, not the band).
Our colleagues over in London office have shared new magazine covers featuring both RAGE and Prey 2. Included in our Flickr slideshow are RAGE cover stories at Official PlayStation Magazine (Benelux) and GameStar (Germany), as well as Prey 2 features at PSM3 (Australia), Game Reactor (Nordic), and PC Games (Germany). All five cover stories are on newsstands now.
In other overseas news, Brink fans in Europe can watch GameFace tomorrow night at 11 PM for an all-new preview on the game. Check your local listings, but I’m told it’ll be airing on Sky Channel 125, BT Vision Channel 46, Freeview Channel 46, and Virgin Media Channel 139.
Brink is almost here — in fact, we’re nearly a month away from release. For us, that means it’s time to start showing off even more fun stuff, starting today with an early look at the game’s achievements.
The long list can be viewed after the jump. It reveals all sorts of interesting and amusing challenges, along with their corresponding Xbox Gamerscore and PSN trophy rewards. And for our valued PC gamers, we do have Steam achievements in the works — more on those later.
A new addition to our wares has been released today: the official Shinji Mikami action figure!
The fully-poseable figure of Tango Gameworks’ leader features “real shaving action” and button-activated space-launching. As the description reads: “The one-of-a-kind Shinji Mikami body stands approximately 6.5 inches tall and has over 250 moving parts. His naturally gentle smile contrasts with his grim workplace visage.”
Todd discusses many facets of the project, including the game’s story, combat systems, $300 unicorns, and dragons. One of those things may not actually exist. To find out which, give the article a read over at IGN.
Update: Check out a slideshow of new Skyrim screens after the break.
This Sunday will see G4 debut “Gamers Heart Japan,” a 60-minute special devoted to celebrating the Japanese video game industry in order to raise Red Cross funds for earthquake relief. Our own Todd Howard is participating, so be sure to tune in and consider a donation.
Hold onto your bucks — we’ve got some Xbox LIVE deals to share!
Between now and April 7th, we’ve slashed prices on id’s DOOM II (400 points) and Quake Arena Arcade (800 points). Additionally, on Friday, you’ll be able to get New Vegas’ first game add-on, Dead Money, for only 400 points!
Speaking of Brink, if you’re wondering about the Ark image above, it was sent to our blog inbox from fan Tsenttachi,who created it in Minecraft. If you’ve made any Bethesda-themed creations in the game, feel free to email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That about does it for this round. See ya next time.
Following up our announcement about Dark Horse’s comic book series, we’re also pleased to announce we’re working with Del Rey on a novel based around the game’s world and characters. The novel, also titled “RAGE”, releases on August 30th and will be written by author and game writer Matt Costello.
As more details on the novel surface, we’ll let you know. For now, read our press release…
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS AND DEL REY BOOKS ANNOUNCE NOVEL BASED ON HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED RAGE VIDEO GAME
NEW YORK, NY – March 29, 2011 – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, and Del Rey, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that Del Rey Books will publish a novel based on the upcoming RAGE® video game. The novel, also entitled “RAGE”, will be written by author and game writer Matt Costello and will release in North America on August 30, 2011. The novel will be published simultaneously in the UK and British Commonwealth by Ebury Publishing, part of the Random House Group.
RAGEis the latest game from id® Software, the acclaimed designers of such classics as the Wolfenstein®, DOOM®, and QUAKE® series. Eagerly awaited by the gaming community, RAGEis already being touted as one of the industry’s most innovative first-person shooters, winning numerous awards at E3 2010, including ‘Best Overall Game of Show’ from IGN and three ‘Best of E3’ Game Critics Awards including ‘Best Console Game’. Set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, you emerge into a vast wasteland to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against such forces as bandit gangs, mutants, and more.
Over the past month, folks from around the world have had a chance to go hands on with both Hunted and Brink. Here’s a recap of the latest coverage — beginning with X-Play’s PAX East preview featuring both games. Watch it above.
After the break, we’ve got plenty more coverage on both titles — including video previews from GameTrailers.
The latest issue of Italian gaming magazine Game Republic hit newsstands today — feat. RAGE on the cover! It joins France’s Jeux Video, Australia’s PC PowerPlay, Spain’s Marca Player, and the Nordic release of Game Reactor as magazines currently featuring RAGE.
Check out all the covers in the slideshow above, and stay tuned here for new details on the game.