Article Archive for July 2009
Featured in the latest edition of Japanese publication Famitsu, and then reported over at Kotaku, a we-saw-it-coming sequel to Level-5’s Shirokishi Monogatari (White Knight Chronicles to us gaijin) is in the works.
We still can’t agree what the hell it is (we’re evenly split between simian, mammal and rodent) but, irrespective of genus, EyePet has been confirmed as invading North America in time for the upcoming festive season.
Speaking to Joystiq at a recent New York City event, Sony have allayed the fears of many over on that side of the Atlantic who had thought Europe might be the only region set to enjoy the furry scamp in 2009.
“Hang on! What day is it? Wednesday? But that makes no sense, store update articles normally arrive on Thursdays!”
If that is what you’re thinking, fear not, you haven’t lost your mind. What appears to be a new regular activity, SCEE are going to start announcing the contents for store updates the day before release so here it is for you.
We were hoping for a release of PSN title Trine this week, but today we heard the disappointing news that it has been delayed.
The team have discovered a bug in the game that must be …
Rag Doll Kung Fu, our favorite (only?) PSN kung fu fighting game featuring plastic dolls will release a pack today in Europe, nothing confirmed for North America but we expect it to appear there as well.
But this is not the long awaited and sorely needed online mode pack that everyone and their grandmother have been asking for. Following in the footsteps of worthless DLC churner extraordinaire EA Games, Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic will offer a ‘Time Saver’s Pack’ that will unlock all extra playable characters and costumes in the game.
It looks like collector’s editions are all the rage these days and DJ Hero will be no exception. Endorsed by both Jay-Z and Eminem, the Renegade Edition will feature an exclusive controller, hardshell turntable carrying case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand, and a 2-CD pack featuring new unreleased songs from the rapping duo.
It is fair to say that Americans are quite a patriotic bunch and it appears Sony have taken notice. Announced today, they will be releasing red and blueDualShock 3 controllers in the region this October.
You will be forced to dust your copy of NBA 2K9 in anticipation of NBA 2K10 no more! 2K Sports announced today that a new downloadable title will make the waiting for NBA 2K10 that more pleasurable with NBA 2K10: Draft Combine. But what exactly is a Draft Combine? The real life counterpart is apparently about long interviews with prospective teams, a bunch of drills and a physical. Not really videogame material right?
We’ve shown the recent co-op but how about when you can get your hands on the “definitive” Ninja Gaiden II experience?
Announced today, Ninja Gaiden II Sigma, the re-imagined, updated and generally polished to an inch of its ninjitsu life action romp from Tecmo, will hit North American shelves on September 29th.
While most of us were born into a life of comfort and relative luxury in the big cities of the world, some were born into a life of a little less comfort. We’re talking waking up at the crack of dawn, as opposed to the crack of noon, heading out into the wilderness ready to drink some beers and shoot something. Hopefully not your buddy’s face. Git r’ done.
There’s at least one good outcome now that Eidos Interactive fits snugly under the wing of Square Enix – where we got two press releases in the past, we now get just the one cost-effective announcement in their place.
Confirming their joint game line-up for this year’s Gamescom, Square Enix and Eidos have revealed what games will be on show at the annual European expo in Cologne, Germany. And boy, it’s a doozy.
You know, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 isn’t the only game that Tecmo have planned for the PS3. No, there’s also a little hidden gem called Quantum, a 3rd person action shooter planned esclusively for the PS3 due out in 2010.
Tecmo have released a new batch of screenshots showing off the imense blood and sweat that have gone into the game…literally. See monsters get blown to pieces and walls crumble at the fury of Syd and teammate, Filena.
We suspect most people will be buying Assassin’s Creed 2 when it hits this Fall, judging by the popularity of the game steadily increasing over the past few months.
From AC: Bloodlines on the PSP having some crossovers with the PS3 game to Ubisoft plugging the game in “all platforms and mediums that could support [their] franchises”, it would apppear that the world is slowly going Assassin’s Creed bonkers.
Now it has been revealed that special editions of the game will be available for pre-order.
Announced to the world today, actor, R&B record producer, world famous “turntablist”, personal friend to Will Smith and Grammy Award winning hip-hop super-star DJ Jazzy Jeff will feature as a playable character in the upcoming licence-to-print-money Activision game DJ Hero.
Announced at this year’s Comic-Con by publisher Top Dog and promptly picked up by Joystiq, a sequel to the somewhat average – though admittedly quite peculiar – The Darkness has been confirmed to be in development for the PS3 and 360.
Following up the announcement just as quickly by VG247, it appears original developer Starbreeze will not be returning to the title leading the door open for another developer to take a stab at the supernatural FPS.
Modern Warfare 2 is going to be big, there’s no doubt about it. Not only will gamers be able to get their hands on some awesome night vision goggles but just take a look at the following footage from the multiplayer mode. To describe this in a single word, we’d go with ‘amazing!’
The footage introduces AC130 killstreak reward, which allows you to become the gunner of an AC130 gunship and reign chaos from above.
LittleBigPlanet has been seeing a lot of costumes inspired by other PlayStation brands including Killzone 2 and Metal Gear, but Media Molecule have just announced a new set of costumes coming this week on the PlayStation Store.
Those of you who are inFAMOUS fans will be glad to hear that a couple of Cole outfits are coming your way to spread the love for the game towards LittleBigPlanet.
After many questions, conspiracy theories and tears, Fat Princess now finally has a final North America, Europe and Asia release date of the 30th of July 2009!
Next Thursday the much anticipated PSN game will launch onto PSN servers around the world (excluding Japan), with a confirmed US price of $14.99.
Ubisoft have announced today plans to expand their properties beyond the videogame market to include film and “all platforms and mediums that could support our franchises.”
As part of this new direction, the publisher will produce a series of short films based on the popular Assassin’s Creed property.