Train2Game News UK Top 20 games – 17.03.14

TitanfallThis weeks charts have a few new entries including a new number one, Respawn Entertainment’s highly anticipated big mech shooter Titanfall. Bandai Namco’s Dark Souls 2 in its debut week has reached number two just above last weeks number one South Park: Stick Of Truth. Further down the charts Nintendo’s Yoshi’s New Island comes in at number twelve and Pac-man and the ghostly adventures enters at number nineteen.

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Week ending 15 March 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 TITANFALL EA GAMES
2 DARK SOULS II BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
3 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH UBISOFT 1
4 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 4
5 THIEF SQUARE ENIX 2
6 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 5
7 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 3
8 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 6
9 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 7
10 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 8
11 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 10
12 YOSHI’S NEW ISLAND NINTENDO
13 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 9
14 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 12
15 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA 14
16 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 11
17 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 MICROSOFT 16
18 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS EA GAMES 13
19 PAC-MAN AND THE GHOSTLY ADVENTURES BANDAI NAMCO GAMES
20 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL SONY COMPUTER ENT. 20
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2014 UKIE Ltd

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Train2Game News UK Top 20 Games – 10.03.14

South Park The Stick of TruthThe truth this week is the top spot has been stolen from Thief by South Park: Stick of truth. The rest of the charts stay very quiet with Forza Motorsport 5 making a return in to the top twenty at number sixteen.

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Week ending 8 March 2014

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH UBISOFT
2 THIEF SQUARE ENIX 1
3 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE EA GAMES 4
4 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 2
5 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 3
6 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 5
7 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 8
8 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 6
9 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 7
10 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 9
11 RAYMAN LEGENDS UBISOFT 12
12 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 11
13 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS EA GAMES 14
14 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA 17
15 WWE 2K14 2K SPORTS 19
16 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 MICROSOFT
17 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
18 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 18
19 TOMB RAIDER: DEFINITIVE EDITION SQUARE ENIX 15
20 GRAN TURISMO 6 SONY COMPUTER ENT. 15
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Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2014 UKIE Ltd

These charts cannot be reproduced either in print or online without obtaining permission from Ukie. If you wish to reproduce the charts in print or online, please contact david.smith@ukie.org.uk for the appropriate license.

Train2Game News: South Park: The Stick of Truth release date

South Park The Stick of TruthThe release date for South Park: The Stick of Truth has been announced. Many fans have been waiting to hear this date, including my self!

Ubisoft, South Park Digital Studios and Obsidian Entertainment announced South Park: The Stick of Truth, will be available in the UK on the 13th of December for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Windows PC release date will be shared at a later time.

In addition, the South Park: The Stick of Truth Grand Wizard Edition, a must-have for any self-respecting South Park fan, will also be available on the 13th of December and features a trove of mystical items from the deepest reaches of South Park to aid you in your quest to acquire the Stick of Truth and rid the realm of evil.

In the Grand Wizard Edition you will receive:

-South Park: The Stick of Truth Game
The full game on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

-Grand Wizard Kidrobot Cartman Figure
Own the Grand Wizard Cartman and his stick of authority with this six-inch replica figure from Kidrobot. The Grand Wizard Cartman figure is not available in stores and can only be found in the Grand Wizard Edition.

-Kingdom of South Park Map
The entire town of South Park has been mapped for the first time in South Park history.

-The Stick of Truth Ultimate Fellowship Pack
Unlock the ultimate fellowship with the one pack to rule them all!  Choose your class and pick your perk with four exclusive Stick of Truth costumes that come equipped with special abilities.  Suit up as the Necromancer Sorcerer to increase your fire damage, earn extra gold by equipping the Rogue Assassin outfit, deal extra weapon damage with the Ranger Elf costume, or raise your defence with the Holy Defender outfit. The choice is yours, New Kid.

You can check out the latest action in South Park: The Stick of Truth by watching the new “Destiny” trailer. In the trailer, the New Kid steps forth and fulfils his…destiny.

YOU MUST BE OVER EIGHTEEN TO WATCH THE TRAILER

Train2Game News: Trailers from the Video Game Awards

VGAThe Video Game Awards were held over the weekend and a number of new trailers were shown for some of the big games coming next year. The Train2Game blog has rounded them all up for you here.

The first one is for the new South Park game, The Stick of Truth. This game looks stunning and it is going to make a lot of South Park fans very happy. It looks so like an episode it is hard to see where the cut scenes end and the game play begins.

This trailer is obviously 18+. Do Not Watch if easily offended.

Next up is the trailer from Tomb Raider: Survivor. This game is again stunning to look at and looks to be action packed and innovative in it’s adventure. You get to see Lara Croft grow up from a girl fresh out of school to the Archaeologist we are familiar with. I haven’t played many Tomb Raider games personally but I am looking forward to this one, even more so following this trailer.

Finally it was revealed last night that a sequel is coming for one of the most brutally difficutly games their has been in recent years. Dark Souls 2 is coming and it is going to be as ruthless as ever

Train2Game News: South Park creators on the research going into their RPG

South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have spoken of the difficulty they’ve had bringing their show accurately to a video game, revealing that a lot of research has gone into the game design of South Park: The Stick of Truth, the upcoming RPG being developed by Obsidian.

“The funny part was writing it and saying, ‘Ok, maybe you’re here, and then you’ve gotta go from Stan’s house to Kyle’s house,’ and after fifteen years of doing the show it was the first time that Matt and I were like, ‘where is Kyle’s house?'” said Parker, speaking at E3

“The only thing that really interested us was if we could make a game where it felt like you were in an episode of South Park,” added Stone, saying that despite South Park’s simple look, a lot of R&D went into it.

“To do that you had to get the look right; it had to look like an episode of South Park- which is pretty crappy. So we worked with Obsidian, and we said we wanted to do this, and you would not believe how hard, how many hours of R&D, how much work went in to really making that distinctive, crappy South Park look, but they did it.”

You can see how South Park: The Stick of Truth is coming along after all that research in the trailer below, right here on The Train2Game Blog.

There’s more news from E3 2012 here on The Train2Game Blog.

What are your thoughts on the research going into South Park: The Stick of Truth? How important is research to game development as a whole?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: Develop Online]