Though hundreds may have come before him, Ezio Auditore was perhaps the greatest Assassin to join and lead the Brotherhood. His exploits changed the world and set him on a course that spanned centuries. To honour his legacy, you can now own a new 6-inch figure of the great man as he was before the end, an accomplished veteran and an Assassin Mentor.
A Japanese import, this 9-inch figure of Hitman’s Agent 47 is a stunning recreation of the assassin. Wearing his signature black suit and deep red tie, he also boasts a ton of articulation and enough weaponry to ensure that his target is eliminated no matter what they bring tot he party.
Packaged in a deluxe window box, this is one figure you’ve gotta see up-close to believe.
At about 4 inches tall, these RED FACTION figures are a great-looking new release from Unimax:
Darius Mason, Hale and Winters are joined by a Marauder Officer, Creeper and Ravager in this 6-figure set! The unique character designs are captures brilliantly, the articulation is fantastic and the attention to detail is sure to impress. The characters come with game-accurate accessories and look fantastic on-display.
Not everyone will survive. An ancient alien race, known only as “Reapers,” has launched an all-out invasion leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You are Commander Shepard, a character that you can forge in your own image. You determine how events will play out, which planets to explore, and whom to form alliances with as you rally a force to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all. How you wage this war is completely up to you: go into combat with guns blazing or use cover to plan a more tactical assault. Utilize your squad to full effect or take a lone wolf approach. Rain death from a distance or go toe-to-toe with enemies using devastating melee attacks. Mass Effect 3 will react to each decision you make as you play through a truly unique experience of your own creation.
I bought my copy of Mass Effect 3 from Amazon.com (link is below if you need to get this awesome game).
Plainclothes warriors join the battle among Jedi and Sith in the first ever lightsaber freeze mob duel in the heart of New York’s Times Square. Watch as over 100 fans joined the battle to celebrate the launch of STAR WARS™: The Old Republic.
Intro to the video game, Star Wars The Old Republic on Youtube.com:
Head to the iTunes store, Bat-fans! You can now download a brand new Batman adventure that sees the Dark Knight headed back into Arkham City to take on the likes of Solomon Grundy (above), Two-Face and even Deathstroke. It’s a bit of good news for anyone who’s been missing the Arkham City streets since the game’s release in October. No, it’s not the exciting new expansion DLC we’ve been waiting for, but at only $5.99, it’s a worthwhile addition to your collection and something new and pretty special for app-lovers.
Check out this review from Kotaku:
Batman’s Return to Arkham City is Triumphant, But Short
Batman Arkham City: Lockdown is an entertaining, graphically lush chance to beat your way through four of Arkham’s most notorious villains and their henchmen on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
It’s a visually rich, combat intense brawler that has you swiping and poking your way through hand-to-hand combat with Two-Face, Deathstroke, Solomon Grundy, the Joker and all of their henchmen. You get to level up your Batman, unlock a handy selection of gadgets and can even purchase four different takes on The Bat.
The $5.99 universal iOS game was developed by NetherRealm Studios, the folks behind Mortal Kombat, using the Unreal Engine, the same tools used to create the impressive Infinity Blade games for the iOS. And you can tell. Lockdown feels a bit like Infinity Blade Batman with a touch of Mortal Kombat thrown in for good measure.
Much of the game has players viewing Batman side as he stands a few paces away from his enemy, punching, kicking and ducking. Players swipe left, right or up to punch and kick. Some combinations deliver special attack combos as well. To dodge, you tap the screen at the right time and to deflect an attack you swipe down.
Occasionally, bad guys go into a sort of unblockable rampage mode. When that happens the glow red and you need to duck their special attacks, which are highlighted with exclamation points.
As you play through the game you earn Waynetech Credit which can be used to increase Batman’s training, giving him more health, faster reaction and stronger hits. You can also use the credit to purchase equipment. He comes with a rechargable health pack which can be upgraded. You can also by shock gauntlets, smoke bombs and unlock the ability to summon swarms of bats to attack enemies.
All of these specials appear as icons along the bottom of the screen. You just tap them to activate them in a battle.
The fights are broken down into sections of the city. Once you clear an area you’re returned to a map where you can select where you want to go next. The map includes four quadrants, one each for the villains. Each quadrant is broken up into four locations, three filled with henchman and the last the boss battle.
While boss battles always end with pretty straight forward fighting, they also contain some nice additional touches. In one you will be tilting your device to control the flight of a Batarang as it chances down an enemy. In another you need to tap the screen to break a hold.
Overall, Lockdown is a fun, surprisingly high fidelity experience. It does suffer from a little bit of chug on my iPhone 4, but not enough to make the game unplayable.
My chief disappointment was that the henchmen are a bit too similar, their attacks a bit too canned throughout the short-lived experience. I managed to play entirely through Lockdown in a single couple hour play session. Which is fine, but replaying the game, something Lockdown encourages you do to continue to unlock Batman’s abilities and equipment, isn’t nearly as fun the second time through. The game would be a lot more fun if they increased the variety of enemies and perhaps added new elements on additional play throughs.
Another neat addition to the game are the three other Batman suits you can buy. These suits, Animated Series Batman, The Dark Knight Returns Batman and Batman Beyond, aren’t just skins, they each adjust Batman’s health, damage and speed stats. They also seem to change his fighting style and animations. Each cost $.99, which seems a bit pricey to me, but I purchased Batman Beyond and am enjoying replaying the game as a completely new sort of Batman.
Finally, the game packs in an impressive, eclectic mix of extras. There are short bios for eight characters (including two I haven’t seen in the game yet, so maybe there are more surprises in store for me.). There are also achievements, 16 Wallpapers and, this is the most baffling, digital versions of the comics Arkham City #1, 6 and 7. I don’t know why those particular comics are included, nor why 2 through 5 aren’t, but it’s a nice freebie. Unfortunately the viewer is a major pain to use, but it is free.
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown is worth the $6 pricetag, but only just. If the team pumps out new, free content, the sort of free content we saw with Infinity Blade, then I’d say it is a must buy.
An Armored version of Batman joins Bane, Victor Zsasz and the seductive Poison Ivy in the second series of Arkham Asylum toys. You can order them now since they’re arriving in a matter of days and you can expect them to be just as brilliant as the first wave.
Each one is about 6 or 7 inches tall and the level of detail is stunning. If you enjoyed the game, you’re going to love the way these figures bring those CG designs to new, plastic life with accessories and great articulation on all counts.
As you await the release of Arkham City, this is a great addition to your display shelf and might help make killing time until October just a little bit easier.
GRAYSON, protagonist of the upcoming video game BULLETSTORM, is the latest pre-order added to our video game section over at CmdStore.com! The game is hotly-anticipated by shooter fans for its promised skillshot gameplay system, which boasts extra points and bonuses for the uniqueness and creativity of enemy eradication. The new NECA figure ships in March of this year, but you can pre-order it to make sure you snag it as early as possible!
You can also pre-order the game on PS3 and XBox right here, for those who just can’t wait to get their hands on it.
There are some new JLA Classified figures headed our way and available for pre-order now. Check out the 6-inch renderings of Green Lantern, Superman Red, The Atom and Zoom over at Cmdstore.com. It’s worth checking out for any DC Fans seeking the perfect figure to complete their character collection.
And in another stroke of good luck for fans, I was checking out Kotaku (again) when I caught sight of a headline boasting SCREENS FROM AN UNRELEASED JUSTICE LEAGE VIDEO GAME! Check this out:
Is DC Comics’ Justice League getting a video game adaptation to go along with the George Miller directed, big budget feature film?
While the big screen version of Justice League may be experiencing a bumpy ride in its trip to theatres, it appears, based on a batch of screen shots sent our way by an anonymous tipster, that the video game is already in production. While the majority of the shots feature game environments, logos for characters like Batman and Wonder Woman can be seen in some. The Flash and what appears to be Wonder Woman appear in others.
See the site for more by clicking here.
Direct from McFarlane Toys, the newest release has hit our shelves: Halo 3 toys based on the most popular xBox video game ever. This set features 5 different figures (you can click the links to get a better look at these babies).