Leading publisher and developer Namco Bandai Games America Inc. today proudly announced a one year distribution agreement with the global video game developer and publisher Codemasters. The agreement covers physical distribution of the entire Codemasters 2014 portfolio across the Americas, plus select digital distribution channels. The partnership is an extension of Namco Bandai Games Inc.’s relationship with Codemasters, established in 2010 for distribution rights throughout European territories. The new agreement will now include select digital distribution channels in addition to physical distribution throughout the Americas and Europe. All major forthcoming games will be published by Codemasters through its Codemasters Racing … Continue reading Namco Bandai And Codemasters Agree To New Deal
Codemasters is bringing back Colin McRae Rally for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Based on the critically-acclaimed 2001 PlayStation title, Colin McRae Rally is the company’s first smart device rally game and will allow players to experience the thrill of driving through dirt, dust, mountains and more as they speed through beautiful environments on their very own mobile devices. Developers: Codemasters Platforms: iPhone/iPad
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Even with the death of Colin McRae, his series continues to thrive, though with more of an X-games feel. DiRT 2 gets it right, and looks amazing at the same time.
Another year and another Colin McRae Rally comes along which, so far, has been no bad thing. This year, Codemasters are bringing 3 to the Xbox for the first time and luckily it got passed my way. I have worked for the organizers of the British Rally, been to a rally and played every previous incarnation of Colin McRae Rally, so I reckon I’m qualified to judge. The question is, can Codies produce a game that a) surpasses their previous successes and b) survives my expert scrutiny? The Colin McRae titles are renowned for looking gorgeous and CMR 3 is … Continue reading Colin Rallies Again
I will admit that I have had very little experience with Codemasters’ racing titles. Most of the racing that I have done on consoles has either been through Gran Turismo on the PS1 and 2 as well as EA’s excellent NASCAR Thunder series. I know Codemasters has a strong track record with both their Colin McRae Rally and TOCA Championship series, but this is the first title I have been able to try out. Pro Race Driver is actually the latest in the TOCA series (in fact it is called TOCA Race Driver in Europe, but for this version, a … Continue reading Racing with a Story