News: Crave readies a third game in their popular poker series.
This morning Crave announced the latest entry in their popular World Championship Poker series, World Championship Poker Featuring Howard Lederer: All In. It will be the first poker game for the Xbox 360 and it will also ship for the PS2 and PSP.
"Our World Championship Poker franchise has quickly gained a reputation as the game for people who like to 'play' poker, rather than just watch it," said Rob Dyer, president and COO. "With new features like Scenario Mode, Multi-table online tournaments, and the Reputation system, World Championship Poker will continue to be the most realistic poker experience on any video game console."
World Championship Poker 3 will once again expand on the features of the previous games with plenty of new options and modes:
18 types of poker: Including Texas Hold'em, Five Card Draw, Seven Card Stud Omaha and More.
Multi-Table Online Tournaments
Scenario Mode: Players are presented with a series of poker "puzzle" challenges that gradually increase in difficulty.
Lucky Charms: Players can improve their luck through this Career Mode skill.
Mixed Games: Play two or more variations of poker during a single game, with the game changing every time the dealer button makes it around the table.
Play with new pros: In game character likenesses and voices, as well as play styles and iconic signature personality traits for some new pros: Thomas Biehl, Marcel Luske and Erin Ness, as well as returning pros: Howard Ledrerer, Annie Duke, Robert Williamson III, Greg Raymer (PS2/PSP Only), Amir Vahidi (PS2/PSP Only), and Paul Darden (PS2/PSP Only).
Reputation System: How well you play, your success in mini-games, and a number of other factors enhance (or hurt) your reputation in Career Mode - which unlocks extra tournaments and more lucrative action for you.
Returning for this third go-round is EyeToy support for the PSP and Scoreboards, Voice Chat and Live Aware options for the Xbox 360.
Previously, the WCP series has launched with a budget price of $19.99, so it will be interesting to see what price Crave tags the Xbox 360 version with.
We'll deal up new information on World Championship Poker Featuring Howard Lederer: All In soon.