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Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Review: Encyclopedia Ferrarica

The last time we saw Atari’s Test Drive franchise, it was racing through the streets of Ibiza in Test Drive Unlimited 2. Since then, TDU developer Eden Games has run into some troubles, and the franchise as a whole seemed to be on the ropes. However, 2012 has brought us a very different use of the brand, with Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios – the brains behind the short-lived Need For Speed: Shift franchise – this installment drops the open-world motif for a more traditional and narrowly focused racing experience, showcasing the lengthy history of one of the most exotic automobile manufacturers in the world. (more…)

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PSN Today: Spec Ops: The Line, Brave, Test Drive Ferrari, a lot more

Sony has just put out another massive PlayStation Store update. This week, we’re treated to six “PS3 Full Games,” two PSN releases, and one PS2 Classic.

The six “PS3 Full Games” include Spec Ops: The Line, 2K’s desert shooter; Brave, Disney’s latest Pixar tie-in game; Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends, the newest game in the Test Drive series; Sonic Generations, last year’s cross-generational Sonic game; The Adventures Of Tintin, another tie-in game from Ubisoft; and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, the latest golf sim from the biggest name in the sport.

And don’t forget, if you’re looking for discounted games, Sony is holding their annual PSN Summer Sale this week.

More information on all of these games (and the other three games available this week) can be found after the break. And a full breakdown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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New Releases: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Test Drive Ferrari, Secret World, More

After a fairly packed May and a decent June, it looks like game publishers plan to turn the new release spigot way down in July.

There’s just a handful of new releases this week, with Square Enix’s Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the 3DS leading the pack. If you ever thought a rhythm game and a dungeon crawling RPG couldn’t coexist, you’d be wrong.

Also available this week is the latest entry in the Test Drive franchise. Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends for the PS3 and Xbox 360 will eschew the open world racing of the Unlimited series for a more self-contained collection of single tracks and fast cars. A downloadable PC version will also be available this week.

Funcom’s long-in-development MMO The Secret World (PC) will also make it into stores this week. If you need a little more modern day in your MMOs, it might be one to check out.

Finally, a trio of bargain-priced PC titles round out the week: Snark Busters 3 Pack, Natural Threat: Ominous Shores, and Vampire Saga: Break Out.

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New Releases: Diablo III, Max Payne 3, Game of Thrones, More

It’s finally time to give the devil his due, Diablo III will be available in stores this week. With a whole mess of big releases, this marks the end of the “new game drought” that has been plaguing gamers all throughout the month of April. And Diablo III isn’t even the only long-awaited return this week…

  • Max Payne is back for another round of stylized neo-noir action in Max Payne 3 for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360.
  • George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones makes the jump to the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 courtesy of Atlus.
  • The Test Drive series returns to its roots in Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends (PS3, Xbox 360).
  • Rising Star Games makes it US debut with Cave’s sidescrolling shooter Akai Katana (Xbox 360).
  • And there’s Battleship, the game-based-on-the-movie-that-was-based-on-the-board-game is now available for the 3DS, DS, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

This week is so chock full of new releases, there’s even more after the break! (more…)

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Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends will include 50 cars you’ll never own

Do you want to own a Ferrari? How about 50 of them? Just outside your price range, right? Don’t worry, Atari’s got you covered.

Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends will be available this May for the PS3 and Xbox 360 and it’ll be packed with Ferraris, 50 of them in fact, in three different classes. Hey… look at that!

Want to know which specific Italian road machines made the cut for Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends? Check out the complete list after the break(s). (more…)

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Atari will park Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends in stores this Spring

Atari has announced they plan to publish the next game in the long-running Test Drive series, Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends, for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 this Spring. Focusing exclusively on Ferris Bueller’s favorite type of automobile, Ferrari Racing Legends is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios, the same team behind the Shift series.

“Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends is a landmark chapter of the iconic Test Drive saga” said Jim Wilson, CEO of Atari, “Ferrari has been an essential partner throughout the history of the Test Drive franchise, and the opportunity to celebrate the unrivaled Ferrari Racing Team and the legendary Ferrari brand promises a one of a kind experience for all driving enthusiasts.”

Ferrari Racing Legends will include a Campaign Mode that traces the history of the Ferrari brand through unlockable tracks and cars. More than 50 cars will be featured in the final game along with 36 circuits. A multiplayer mode for up to eight players will also be included.

Oh Yeah… (chick chicka chicka).

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Test Drive: Ferrari on track for a March 2012 release in Europe

Publisher Bigben Interactive has announced they’ve signed a deal to distribute Test Drive: Ferrari on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Quick show of hands, did anyone even realize Test Drive: Ferrari was in development?

Details are a bit sparse on the 20th game in the long-running racing franchise, but we do know that it’ll be released in European territories (minus the United Kingdom) on March 30, 2012.

It’s currently unknown if Atari will pick up Test Drive: Ferrari for a North American release, but after the success of Test Drive Unlimited and Test Drive Unlimited 2, I’d say it’s pretty likely.

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