Well it's Monday again and as usual we've got a few tidbits that came in while we were off living it up.
- Ruse: Ubisoft have anounced that their forthcoming hardcore real-time-strategy title R.U.S.E will be among the first titles to support the multitouch capabilities of Windows 7. A neat addition for anyone looking at picking up one of the many freshly launching tablet PCs and touch-monitors that support the tech. A demonstration of multitouch gameplay can be found in this new trailer.
R.U.S.E. is currently earmarked for a Q1 2010 release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Lucasarts and Bioware have released another video in their timeline series of trailers, describing yet more of the immensely extensive backstory of this much-anticipated MMORPG. Today's video - the fifth in the series - is titled The Battle of Bothawui and chronicles an epic battle between The Republic and the invading Sith Empire. Check it out right here or hit up these links for the previous Timeline vids: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Although an Australian retail distibuter for the game has yet to be named, or any international release dates confirmed for that matter, Star Wars: The Old Republic has been rumoured for an October 2010 PC launch.
- Dragon Age Origins: Creeping ever-closer to its November 5 2009 release date, a couple of new clips have slipped out for BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins. First up, we're introuced to Ohgren an axe-weilding, binge-drinking dwarf and one of the game's central characters. Perhaps more interesting however, is the latest developer diary video that showcases the PC version's modding toolset - A complete editing suite that enables the full gamut of user-created content including cut-scenes, dialogue scripting and audio/visual effects and of course level creation. Not a bad feature-set, it's just a shame there won't be any multiplayer modes to really get the most out of your work.
BioWare have also confirmed that the game has gone gold, and that the PlayStation 3 version, previously thought to be delayed should now be shipping on the same date as the PC and Xbox 360 offerings.