In the News #28 – 2/18/2008

Daily News for February 18th, 2008.

  • Square Enix announced today in Japan that the company is forming a Square Enix Mobile Studio, a fully owned subsidiary dedicated to the development and distribution of mobile contents. The studio is expect to open in April in Sapporo.
  • Paramount Pictures and Microsoft today announced a partnership that brings with it new content to Xbox Live, with Transformers the debut content. The blockbuster movie will be coming in both standard and high definition tomorrow to Xbox Live. Warner Bros. also has a similar deal with Microsoft lined up.
    • Spring releases from Paramount Pictures:
      • Transformers (available in SD and HD)
      • Goodbye Bafana (SD and HD)
      • Intersection (SD)
      • Primal Fear (SD)
      • Clear and Present Danger (SD)
      • Naked Gun 2 & 1/2: The Smell of Fear (SD)
      • Naked Gun 33 & 1/3 (SD)
      • Top Secret! (SD)
      • Bug (SD)
      • Hardball (SD)
      • The Phantom (SD)
      • Orange County (SD)
      • 1408 (SD and HD)
      • Disturbia (SD and HD)
      • Hot Rod (SD and HD)
      • A Mighty Heart (SD and HD)
      • Heartbreak Kid (SD and HD)
      • Stardust (SD and HD)
      • In to the Wild (SD and HD)
      .
    • Spring releases from Warner Bros:
      • The Assassination of Jesse James (SD and HD)
      • Beowulf (SD and HD)
      • License to Wed (SD and HD)
      • No Reservations (SD and HD)
      • The December Boys (SD and HD)
      • Nancy Drew (SD and HD)
      .
  • If you haven’t already heard, another development in the downfall of HD-DVD has emerged. Wal-Mart is going to cease all sales of HD-DVD and HD-DVD players by June. We only bring this up because Microsoft has responded to the HD-DVD troubles and how it might affect the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player sales:

    “We do not believe the recent reports about HD DVD will have any material impact on the Xbox 360 platform or our position in the marketplace.”

  • A new and imroved version of The Witcher has been announced. The game has been dubbed the name The Witcher Enhanced Edition, original huh? It will arrive in May of this year.
  • THQ has just confirmed that its anticipated shooter Frontlines: Fuel of War will now support 50 players simultaneously on some US servers. This is up from the original 32 players, making Frontlines the game with the highest number of players supported in an online shooter over Xbox Live.
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