assassins creed 3 Todays Announcements: Assassins Creed III, Rome: Total War sequel, Starship Troopers: Invasion, and Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn

Assassin’s Creed III, if you don’t already know, is headed to a retail store near you October 30 along with fandom extras.  If RTS is your flavor then Sega has announced that it will release a sequel to the 2004 Rome: Total War.  If you’re not in the mood for video games then some futuristic sci-fi flicks may tickle your fancies.  Starship Troopers: Invasion hits store on Blu-ray and DVD August 24.  The game won’t drop for couple more months, but the live-web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will begin airing this fall.

assassins creed 3 Todays Announcements: Assassins Creed III, Rome: Total War sequel, Starship Troopers: Invasion, and Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn

Assassin’s Creed III, if you don’t already know, is headed to a retail store near you October 30 along with fandom extras.  If RTS is your flavor then Sega has announced that it will release a sequel to the 2004 Rome: Total War.  If you’re not in the mood for video games then some futuristic sci-fi flicks may tickle your fancies.  Starship Troopers: Invasion hits store on Blu-ray and DVD August 24.  The game won’t drop for couple more months, but the live-web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn will begin airing this fall. 

In the next Assassin’s title you will take on a young American frontier in the midst of a revolution, but there’s no point in outlining that now.  What’s important at the moment, however, is that Ubisoft will deliver a special edition for North and South America.  For $119.99 you can purchase the special edition of Assassin’s Creed III for PS3 or Xbox 360 with a 9’’ statue of connor, a special flag, and a belt buckle.

If you’re not a console gamer, then the downloadable Digital Deluxe Edition for PC is available for $64.99.  The PC Deluxe Edition won’t come with any physical toys, but there will be extra in-game contents such as George Washington’s notebook which contains actual stories from the American Revolution. 

rome total war Todays Announcements: Assassins Creed III, Rome: Total War sequel, Starship Troopers: Invasion, and Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn

Metacritic raved about Rome: Total War in 2004 and gave it a 92 rating, and in 2012 Sega announced that they will be releasing a sequel.  Surprising?  Not especially.  Rather, it’s surprising that it hasn’t occurred to the developers sooner that they can capitalize on an outstanding game by releasing a sequel. 

The cinematic of Hollywood’s Starship Troopers may have disappointed many, but perhaps CGI-animated Starship Troopers: Invasion will help the franchise regain the interest of fans.  The Blu-ray and DVD is set to hit August 28.

Last but not least, Halo 4 the game is taking up much of the spotlight surrounding the Halo brand, but don’t forget that the series Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn is coming this fall.  So while you wait for Halo 4 to launch, you can catch some Master Chief live-web action via Halo Waypoint and Machinima.  Trailer?  Of course.  It's a little short, I know.  Enjoy!