Open world mutant adventure Prototype 2 managed to wrap its tendrils around the UK all-formats chart this week, debuting in first place.
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Polish role-player The Witcher 2 has stormed the UK all-format charts, taking first place.
GAME and Gamestation are now selling EA games Mass Effect 3 and FIFA Street in stores and online.
Wii JRPG Pandora's Tower has failed to trouble the top of the UK all-formats chart. It squeaked a 38th place entry, despite being the first Nintendo-published title stocked at GAME since the retailer's recent troubles.
Kinect Star Wars is the UK's new all-formats chart number one.
FIFA Street has scored a second week on top of the UK all formats chart. It managed the feat despite a 44 per cent drop in sales.
Mass Effect 3 publisher EA hopes and believes GAME will rise from the ashes of administration.
Jumpers for goalposts footy game FIFA Street has kicked Mass Effect 3 off the top spot in the UK's all-format chart. It scored the best launch week for any FIFA Street game to date.
While the FIFA series itself has long since shed its reputation as the glitzy but superficial alternative to proper football simulations, the same cannot be said for FIFA Street. As recently as 2008, when the main FIFA series was already well in the ascendancy, FIFA Street 3 was picking up lukewarm write-ups that faintly praised its "shallow, unpretentious fun" before giving it 6/10 for being, well, glitzy but superficial.
There's no sign of a "4" on the end of this edition, and if we had to guess why then we'd suggest it's because EA Sports has ripped things up and started almost completely anew. The objective is still to deliver flashy street football full of tricks, feints and individual skill, but the basis this time is less SEGA Soccer Slam or Mario Strikers Charged and more FIFA 12 with the trick stick dialled up to 11. The power bars and signature trick kicks are gone and replaced with something that's more like a simulation.
This is still heavily exaggerated football where every little thing you do is straight out of a Nike advert, but it's much more grounded in reality. This is perhaps best illustrated by your most obvious new tool: a close-control shoulder button that plants your standing leg and lets you swizzle the ball around with your other foot using the left analogue stick, dragging it this way and that and pivoting to shield yourself from attackers. With a quick tug of the sprint button you can then escape smoothly in any direction, gliding into space and sometimes breaking out a 'panna', or nutmeg.
EA's jumpers for goalposts game FIFA Street launches this Friday on the EU PlayStation Store, the same day it hits the UK high street. It costs £49.99.
PlayStation 3 exclusive Twisted Metal will be sold by GAME in the UK, Sony has confirmed.
"I can confirm Twisted Metal will be available to purchase in GAME this Friday," a Sony spokesperson told Eurogamer today.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's continued support of GAME Group, which will see Twisted Metal pre-orders honoured, follows last month's launch of PS Vita at GAME and Gamestation. Sony UK reportedly sold 61,000 unit sales as a result.
EA has announced details of which UK retailers are offering exclusive FIFA Street pre-order content following news that the title won't be stocked by GAME.
FIFA Street was made using the lauded FIFA engine by former developers of the main FIFA series - a process that was harder than you might think.
EA is evaluating whether to put some of FIFA Street's stand-out features into FIFA 13.
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Showboating footie sim FIFA Street leaves the dressing room on 13th March for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, EA has announced.
The publisher also seized the moment to unveil the game's new Street Network feature, that lets you record clips of yourself showing off and then share them with friend in-game.
It also allows you to keep track of friends' progress through the game, and will broadcast regular community clips, such as goal of the week.
EA Sports has announced a Lionel Messi pre-order bonus for FIFA Street.
If you pre-order the game, out in March 2012, you get exclusive in-game access to an adidas all-star team featuring Messi and 12 "of the greatest footballers in the world".
A pre-order also nabs you exclusive access to the Lionel Messi Barcelona venue, an "environment inspired by street footballers playing in and around the Plaça de Catalunya in the historic center of Barcelona, that Messi himself helped design".
Lionel Messi, long-time cover star of Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer series, has signed with EA Sports.
Urban footie title kicks off in March.
The FIFA Street release date has changed from "early 2012" to "March 2012". Go mad with excitement.
EA hopes football fans will buy both FIFA and FIFA Street.
Jumpers for goalposts back early 2012.
EA has announced FIFA Street during its Gamescom 2011 press conference.
It's due out early 2012 on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Technically this is the fourth FIFA Street game, although the number has been dropped from the title.
EA's extended its all-encompassing licence deal with the football world's governing body FIFA.
Polyphony Digital's PS2 exclusive racer Gran Turismo 4 has held on to the top spot in the UK sales chart this week, despite strong challenges from a host of new releases - four of which make it into the top ten ranking.
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