Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 16.09.13

Saints Row IVNow for this weeks game charts. Saints Row IV still sits a top the game charts with the only other new entry this week being Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 remix. I have a strange feeling that next week a new game will be sitting on top of the game charts however…

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Week ending 14 September 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 1
2 KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 REMIX SQUARE ENIX
3 DIABLO III BLIZZARD 3
4 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 4
5 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 5
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 6
7 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 7
8 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
9 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
10 ROME: TOTAL WAR II SEGA 2
11 NHL 14 EA SPORTS
12 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 17
13 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 9
14 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS
15 KILLZONE: MERCENARY SONY COMPUTER ENT. 8
16 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 14
17 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES
18 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT
19 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 15
20 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS
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Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 9.09.13

Saints row IVI was away last week so I wasn’t here to put up the games charts. I will be putting up last weeks charts followed by this weeks. The charts last week were busy with new entries but none were enough to knock Saints Row IV off the top spot. Rome: Total War II entered at number two in the charts and Diablo III entered at number three. Further down the chart Killzone: Mercenary came in at number eight and Farming Simulator 2013 just snuck in to the top ten at number ten.

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Week ending 7 September 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 1
2 ROME: TOTAL WAR II SEGA
3 DIABLO III BLIZZARD
4 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 2
5 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 4
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 5
7 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 9
8 KILLZONE: MERCENARY SONY COMPUTER ENT.
9 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 6
10 FARMING SIMULATOR 2013 FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
11 FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN SQUARE ENIX 3
12 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 15
13 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 12
14 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 10
15 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 8
16 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO 11
17 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 14
18 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT. 13
19 MADDEN NFL 25 EA SPORTS 7
20 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 16
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Train2Game News: UK Top 20 Games – 02.09.13

Saints Row IVSaints row IV hasn’t been knocked off the top spot for another week with the highest new entry being Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn which comes in at number three, just behind Splinter Cell: Blacklist. The other new entries this week are Rayman Legends at number six and Madden NFL twenty five at number seven.

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Week ending 31 August 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER 1
2 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT 2
3 FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN SQUARE ENIX
4 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY 3
5 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 4
6 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT
7 MADDEN NFL 25 EA SPORTS
8 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 5
9 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 18
10 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 6
11 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO 7
12 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
13 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT. 9
14 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 12
15 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
16 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 15
17 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS 16
18 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS 11
19 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 17
20 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED EA GAMES
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Train2Game News: UK Top 20 games – 27.08.13

Saints Row IVThere has been several new entrants this week with three of them taking the top three spots. Saints Row IV from Deep Silver has taken the number one spot, Ubisoft’s new Splinter Cell: Blacklist has taken second and Disney Infinity has taken the number three spot. The Bureau: XCOM declassified was also released this week and has entered the chart at number ten. A busy week for new releases!

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Week ending 24 August 2013

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER
2 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST UBISOFT
3 DISNEY INFINITY DISNEY INFINITY
4 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 2
5 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ACTIVISION 3
6 FIFA 13 EA SPORTS 4
7 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF NINTENDO 5
8 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 8
9 THE LAST OF US SONY COMPUTER ENT. 6
10 THE BUREAU: XCOM DECLASSIFIED 2K GAMES
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED III XBOX 360 CLASSICS 11
12 MAX PAYNE 3 ROCKSTAR 16
13 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 14
14 FAR CRY 3 UBISOFT 15
15 TOMB RAIDER SQUARE ENIX 9
16 SKYLANDERS GIANTS SKYLANDERS
17 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV XBOX 360 CLASSICS 10
18 PAYDAY 2 505 GAMES 1
19 THE SMURFS 2 UBISOFT 7
20 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 12
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Train2Game News: Games Industry News – 15.3.13

Saints row IVIt is the end of the week so Train2Game news is bringing you a round up of games industry news.

Saint Row IV has got an official release date and teaser trailer today which was announced by the IP’s new owners, Deep Silver. What was originally imagined as a standalone expansion for Saints Row: The Third called “Enter the Dominatrix” became the basis for Saints Row IV after being re-purposed last year. “Enter the Dominatrix” featured the leader of the Saints being captured by an alien warlord and forced into a virtual reality simulation of Steelport. The game is being released on August 23 of this year. You can enjoy the suitably crazy trailer in the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ax5lfDVjF3w

The co-designer of the cult classic game Road Rash, Dan Geisler, has said that EA can’t do a decent remake of the hit bike racing title. He deduced that if they could have done it, they would have already. He voiced his opinions whilst taking part in an AMA on Reddit. When asked if a Road Rash game was possible for the mobile platforms. Dan replied “Absolutely! I would consider it a must.” So how likely is a new Road Rash? Dan said “As for Road Rash getting remade, a rose by any other name still can prick the shit out of your finger. I’m liking the chances of something really cool happening.” It sounds like a new Road Rash could be developed by the veteran but under a new name on mobile platforms.

A Crytek-authorised TimeSplitters game is in development for PC, built using the publisher’s sparkly CryEngine 3. TimeSplitters Rewind is being worked on by a team of fans – including members of the original TimeSplitters staff at Free Radical Design. Rewind will include multiplayer modes and challenges taken from the original three games, re-packaged in HD. Online play for 8-16 players and bots are in, project manager Michael Hubicka told Cooking with Grenades. But split-screen is out – CryEngine 3 simply does not support it at the moment. A demo is planned for December.

A new Warhammer 40k title is being developed by Slitherine. Slitherine are the publishers of tricky tactical strategy Unity of Command. Much of the details of the deal are being kept under wraps. All we know for sure is it’ll be a turn-based strategy, and that it’s being developed for multiple, as yet unnamed, platforms. Given Slitherine’s back-catalogue, this could mean the most faithful adaptation of tabletop Warhammer to date.

Finally, a new Pokémon game, Pokémon Rumble U, has been confirmed as a downloadable title that will feature all 649 pocket monsters battling it out, probably in a similar fashion to the last two games. As many gamers speculated when the Wii U’s NFC tech was first announced, you’ll be able to purchase Pokémon figurines, then place them on the NFC pad and have them appear in the game. It’s similar to how the popular Skylanders series works, except you won’t need a special accessory to link your figures with the game. You’ll also be able to level up your characters and record battle information on the toys themselves. Pokémon Rumble U is coming to Japan’s Wii U eShop on April 24. No news yet on North American or European release dates or pricing, but given the popularity of the Pokémon franchise, it will almost assuredly be heading our way soon.