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Round Up: Bit Generations, T2/Mastertronic,  WoW  CCG

Round Up: Bit Generations, T2/Mastertronic, WoW CCG

July 3, 2006 | By Jason Dobson

July 3, 2006 | By Jason Dobson
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Today's round-up includes news of a new series of simple games for the Game Boy Advance from Nintendo, a deal between Take-Two and Mastertronic for a line of value-priced games in the UK, and new info on Upper Deck Entertainment's trading card game based on Blizzard's World of Warcraft MMORPG, as well as the latest GameSetWatch posts, product news, Serious Games Source news, and Gamasutra job postings.

- Nintendo of Japan has launched a new website for bit Generations, a new line of small games in development for the Game Boy Advance. The series, which includes titles such as Dotstream, Boundish, Dialhex, Coloris, Digidrive, Orbital, and Soundvoyager, is set to launch in Japan later this month with each game carrying a price tag of ¥2,000 ($17) - a Western release is as yet unconfirmed. The line of games follows Nintendo's recently launched line of DS casual games called Touch Generations, which includes titles such as Brain Age and Magnetica.

- Mastertronic announced that it has signed a deal with Take-Two Interactive to publish selected T2 games in the UK at a budget price. Mastertronic will be adding various Take-Two titles to its MAD, PC Gamer and Sold Out labels, including PC titles such as Railroad Tycoon 3, Civilization III Complete, and Vietcong Purple Haze. “We trust Mastertronic's knowledge and understanding of the value sector and are confident that they can assist us prolong our products life at retail and help increase our market share,” commented Serhad Koro, managing director at Take-Two Interactive.

- The Blizzplanet fan website has revealed new details on Upper Deck Entertainment's new collectible card game based on Blizzard's popular Word of Warcraft franchise, and to debut this October. The company will also showcase the product, called World of Warcraft: Heroes of Azeroth, from August 10-13 at GenCon Indy 2006 in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to the post, the game will feature booster packs for both the Horde and Alliance, as well as a special World of Warcraft Raid Deck called Onyxia's Lair.

- The latest updates on Gamasutra sister weblog GameSetWatch include the latest 'Our Blazing Destiny' webcomic, a look back at Wing Commander III for the 3DO, and new info on the recently Japan-released 3D Metal Slug for the PlayStation 2.

- Also updated today: Serious Games Source news on exergaming being brought to Gold's Gym, plus Gamasutra product news on a new voice changing engine from Screaming Bee and the release of Celsius 3.5, as well as the latest Gamasutra job postings, featuring openings from Emergent Game Technologies, Red Storm Entertainment, and The Moving Picture Company.

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