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The Daily Digest: 30 May 2012

There’s a cross-platform HD remake of Doom 3 in the works, CD Projekt are working on a Cyberpunk RPG and a new Lord of Rings MOBA title is in development in today’s Daily Digest.

Bethesda and Zenimax are brining a devilishly packed special edition of Doom 3 to PS3, X360 and PC this Autumn. The Doom 3 BFG Edition contains seven new single player levels (taken from “the lost mission”) and also the original Doom, Doom 2 and the Doom 3 expansion pack Ressurection of Evil. Re-mastered for this generation of consoles and PCs, this version has enhanced graphics, brings achievements and trophies to the title and has a new save system  to smooth out the gameplay.

In a move I’m not completely sure about, the flashlight has been attached  to the player’s armour, so that players can peek into dark corners and shoot at the same time. Whether this will take away some of the tension and jumps caused by having to swap between guns and the flashlight to look around isn’t clear, but with the pedigree behind the game it’s more than likely that this change has been well thought out. 3DTV’s and head-mounted displays will be supported by the game, as will full multiplayer. The E3 video sure does look nice and might tempt back those that have already played Doom 3 to death on PC and/or the original Xbox.

Former Witcher developers will be working on a videogame adaptation of the pen and paper role playing game Cyberpunk. No release date for the title yet, and details on the game are currently scarce, but players will be able to create their characters in the universe inspired by the original cyberpunk writers William Gibson and Bruce Sterling and progress their toon through a non-linear storyline.

Finally, Warner Brothers is using its’ Lord of the Rings license to create a LOTR MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) title (think League of Legends for a comparison). Riding on the coat tails of the cinema release of the Hobbit Part 1, Guardians of Middle Earth will release in Autumn 2012 on Xbox 360. The game will bring together up to 10 players together, in five-versus-five competitive multiplayer battle arenas. It’s also going to include more than 20 iconic characters from the LOTR universe, including Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum, and Thráin. Retailing at £11.99 on XBLA, it could be worth a punt.


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