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E3 2008: Activision Line Up

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Activision tell us that Call of Duty 5, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Quantum of Solace and Spider-Man: Web of Shadows will all make an appearance at this years E3.

Call of Duty®: World at War (Wii) – Building on the Call of Duty®4: Modern Warfare engine, Call of Duty: World at War thrusts players into the ruthless and gritty chaos of WWII combat like never before and challenges them to band together to survive the most harrowing and climactic battles in both the European and Pacific theaters. The title re-defines WWII games by offering an uncensored experience with unique enemies, jaw-dropping firepower like the flamethrower, and combat variety, including Kamikaze fighters, Banzai charges and cunning ambush tactics, as well as explosive on-screen action through all new cooperative gameplay.

Guitar Hero® World Tour (Wii) - When the house lights go down this fall, a new generation of axe shredders, drummers and fearless frontmen will come together and rock with Guitar Hero World Tour. The latest installment in the #1 best-selling video game franchise of 2007, Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero’s® signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with new revolutionary online and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands,” which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online for the first time ever. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar, an authentic electronic drum kit and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock ‘n’ roll anthems. Music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes™ where other gamers can download and play an endless supply of unique creations.

Quantum of Solace (Wii, DS) – James Bond is back to settle the score in Quantum of Solace. Introducing a more lethal and cunningly efficient Bond, the game blends intense first-person action with a unique third-person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress through missions. Seamlessly blending the heart-pounding action and excitement of the upcoming “Quantum of Solace” feature film with the “Casino Royale” movie, the title propels players into the cinematic experience of international espionage. Based on the renowned Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ game engine that has been specifically engineered to immerse players in the Bond universe, Quantum of Solace™ delivers high-definition graphics, reactive AI and visually stunning locations inspired by locales portrayed in the films.

Spider-Man™: Web of Shadows (Wii, DS) – A deadly symbiote invasion brings total devastation to the streets of New York City in Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, where players have ultimate control over the city’s salvation and Spider-Man’s destiny. Set in an apocalyptic New York City, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows gives players an unprecedented level of gameplay choices, including for the first time, control over the game’s direction and outcome. The all new combat system allows for truly three-dimensional battles that start in the streets, continue up sides of buildings and finish on rooftops. Gamers can instantly switch between Spider-Man’s agile red suit and his formidable black suit, choose to ally with Marvel’s honored heroes or ferocious villains, pick which character abilities to upgrade, and decide which missions to undertake in order to protect Manhattan 2 computer from certain destruction.

Screenshots, trailers and more info to follow shortly.

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Terra said:

Guitar Hero World Tour: Not into Guitar Hero so Pass
Call of Duty 5: It is one I'll have eyes on but after going back to WW2, another WW2 shooter, I'm 50-50.
Spider-Man: Web of Shadows: pass as i'm not into to Superhero games based on licenses. I'd like something new and fresh in this genre
Quantum of Solace: Finally, a new Bond game. With controls like Metroid Prime 3 included, this is near the top of my list of games i want.



antdickens said:

Yeah, that Bond game stuck out for me too, hopefully we'll get to see some videos or screenshots later today.

Call of Duty could be decent, back on Wii, Medal of Honor proved the controls can work well, now we just need something with more depth and better graphics, could be a winner.



Terra said:

Medal of Honor is great on the Wii, particularly Heroes 2. Love that game.

Here's a thought. You can use this in any shooting game but do you think Activision will try to make Quantum of Solace work well with the Zapper?



antdickens said:

I didn't like the zapper and played all the "zapper" games without it, so yeah they'll probably make it optional.



Terra said:

I know a lot of people don't but i like the Zapper, traded a Game Tennis Racket accessory for the Wii for one with Link's Crossbow Training as the owner also didn't like it and they had one of those 3rd party Gun Peripherals. I do like the Zapper games available, Ghost Squad was good but Short, Medal of Honor Heroes 2 was brilliant and lasted awhile and i'm getting Wild West Guns for Wiiware when it's released

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