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 Written by Kris Rosado  on May 13, 2008

News: Lots of news for the 2008 Xbox 360 lineup.



Today in a little place called San Francisco, Microsoft Game Studios unveiled the 2008 lineup which included many big titles. Extensive looks into Gears of War 2 were shown with Cliff Bleszinski on hand to show off new gameplay elements and visual thrills in a level that had Marcus Fenix and the forces of COG fighting against the odds with Brumaks, Reaver fly-bys, and Derrick transports.

Viva Pi?ata: Trouble in Paradise was also shown off and is expected to hit stores this September.
In an effort to help Pi?ata Central rebuild their computer database of pi?atas, players will send pi?atas at full candiosity to parties all around the world while using their creativity and imagination to attract, capture, protect, train and manage more than 100 newly discovered and existing pi?ata species. An exciting, new ?Just for Fun? setting makes getting into the game fast and easy. For the first time, players will be able to collaborate together on a garden through a rich co-op experience, connect and play with others online via Xbox LIVE as well as instantly introduce new pi?ata species to their garden through an innovative new feature utilizing the Xbox LIVE Vision Camera.


The following also had big info reveals at the showcase:
? ?Fable 2?: The wait is almost over for the sequel to THE biggest action role-playing game in Xbox history. Swords, guns and now the newly unveiled magical power round out the combat in this action RPG from acclaimed developer Peter Molyneux and Lionhead Studios. Players will have even more choices to continuously shape who their characters become in a world 10 times the size of the iconic Xbox game. ?Fable 2? introduces a host of exciting new features for gamers, including a first-of-its-kind Xbox LIVE Arcade experience, and a genre-stretching multiplayer experience, allowing gamers easily play ?Fable 2? with friends and family side-by-side from the comfort of a living room couch. Players can immerse themselves in this vibrant world that only Lionhead and Molyneux could create, beginning this holiday.

? ?Too Human?: Today, MGS and Silicon Knights will confirm that the wait is almost over - ?Too Human? will be available on August 19 in North America and August 29 in Europe. ?Too Human? is an epic, highly anticipated action game with integrated RPG elements and features a rich storyline with deep character development, both hallmarks of Silicon Knights' legendary tradition of video game development. Additionally, Silicon Knights is showcasing for the first time, the title's online cooperative play via Xbox LIVE; allowing gamers to experience ?Too Human? with friends in a multiplayer setting.

? ?Ninja Gaiden II?: Team NINJA/TEMCO will reveal today that gamers can get a head start on expanding and customizing their ?Ninja Gaiden II? experience with the release of Gamerpics and Themes, available as PDLC on Xbox LIVE beginning today. The Gamerpics packs include five new images each, at 100 points per pack; and the Themes, which focus on heroes and bosses, are 150 points per pack. Soon gamers everywhere will follow Ryu Hayabusa's entire blood-drenched mission ? through cities like Venice, New York and Tokyo ? to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. ?Ninja Gaiden II? slashes its way onto store shelves on June 3 in North America and June 6 in Europe. Additional ?Ninja Gaiden II? PDLC will be available for download on May 20, with subsequent releases throughout the summer.

? ?Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One? on Xbox LIVE Arcade provides a first-of-its-kind RPG-Adventure experience based on the popular Web comic. The creative collaboration between Penny Arcade creators Mike 'Gabe' Krahulik and Jerry 'Tycho' Holkins, legendary game designer Ron Gilbert and producers at Hothead Games results in a 100-percent authentic Penny Arcade experience that pushes bizarre characters, outrageous combat and adult humor to the precipice of darkness. ?Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One? will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade May 21, 2008.



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