Article Archive for June 2013
Publisher Deep Silver has announced that Killer is Dead, the upcoming crazy cel-shaded game from Suda51, has received a Fan Edition packed with extra content.
With many of Grasshopper Manufacturers games becoming niche, this may become a rare collector’s item.
Gran Turismo 5 feels like an age ago but we never expected to see the 6th installment so soon. For those who may be feeling bored with GT5, with it’s last-gen graphics*, can now look forward to GT6 and it’s Anniversary Edition.
*May be a big, dirty lie.
Namco Bandai has announced a new DBZ game, Battle of Z, which is ‘coming soon’ to Europe.
It has been revealed for PS3 and Vita but sadly, not PS4. Though DBZ on the go is nothing to scoff at!
One game in particular has been dominating the team’s play time this week. You can probably guess which title I’m talking about, but just for the sake of clarity: it’s The Last of Us… obviously. At a time when the industry is almost entirely focused on next-gen, it’s good to know we can always rely on Naughty Dog to remind us just how good PS3 gaming can get.
The Skylanders franchise has been one of Activision’s most successful brands in recent years, combining fun and imaginative gameplay with the addictive nature of collectable figurines. Both the original Spyro’s Adventure and the Giants expansion created fans out of children and adults alike. Their upcoming Skylanders: Swap Force will attempt to complete the collecting trifecta.
Hello and welcome to the PS3A PlayTime: E3 Special! This week, not only will the PS3 Attitude team be sharing which games have been absorbing our lives over the last couple of weeks, but we’ll also reveal our favourite moments of E3 2013. With game designers making announcements left, right and centre, there’s a lot for us to get through; so let’s get started, shall we?
I am not a Diablo player. I never have been and up until this past week, I never thought I would be. The Diablo franchise has primarily been a PC venture, and I’ve always felt more comfortable with a controller as opposed to a keyboard. When Diablo III hits the PS3 in September, and the PS4 at a later date, it will feature a new control layout designed specifically for consoles. After going hands-on with this version, Blizzard may just have made a new fan.
Zombies are nothing new when it comes to survival horror but Techland Studios, the developers behind the Dead Island franchise, are looking to continue to trend with their upcoming first-person action adventure where you’ll have to use your parkour skills in order to survive in an open world environment.
PlanetSide 2, Sony Online Entertainment’s long-awaited sequel to the popular MMOFPS, was originally released as a free-to-play game on PC last year. It was extremely well received by both critics and fans, and Sony has consequently announced a PS4 release for the title.
Recently, Sony has made a huge effort in welcoming indie developers onto PlayStation platforms, and the results speak for themselves; incredible original experiences like Journey and The Unfinished Swan, and impressive ports such as Thomas Was Alone and Terraria. So it’s pretty frickin’ awesome to hear that this philosophy will continue with the PlayStation 4.
Ubisoft has announced that Aveline de Grandpré, the heroine in Assassins’ Creed III: Liberation, will be returning in Assassin’s Creed IV.
She will be featured in missions exclusive to the PS3 and PS4 versions of ACIV.
Without a doubt, the most welcome news to come out of Sony’s conference was that the PS4 will support used games, and won’t require an internet connection. But almost as good as that was the fact that PlayStation Plus subscriptions will incorporate PS4 games and features at no additional cost.
Rather than show a quick trailer and leave it at that, EA has been streaming live footage of Battlefield 4’s online multiplayer throughout E3. Here’s a 6-minute video that includes some of the best moments.
Another big announcement during Ubisoft’s conference was The Crew, a new racing IP developed by Ivory Tower with assistance from Ubisoft Reflections.
EA and BioWare have announced that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be releasing on PS3 and PS4 in fall 2014. The debut trailer has also been released, with a lot to get excited about.
The PlayStation DUALSHOCK design has remained pretty much unchanged since the original PS1, but the PS4 introduces the newly improved DS4 that adds a touchscreen pad to the face of the controller and a light bar to its top in addition to usual six-axis sensors and rumble feature.
When the PS4 was revealed during February’s Future of PlayStation event, the DUALSHOCK 4 was actually the only thing physically present on stage. It was the first thing we would come to associate with the PS4 and would blend the touchscreen aspects of the Vita along with the precise control of the DUALSHOCK 3. It was different from the design we’ve become accustomed to, and yet familiar enough.
Telltale Games’ critically acclaimed The Walking Dead will be receiving a new DLC chapter entitled 400 Days that will introduce five brand new characters to the episodic franchise.
During their press conference, Sony presented a teaser for a tech demo created by Quantic Dream, running in real time on PS4. Well now the full 12-minute video is available online, and it’s pretty awesome.
Let’s be honest; the reveal of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in March was undermined just a bit by the fact that everyone had already made the connection between The Phantom Pain and MGS back in December. For this reason, it’s vital that the game is presented in a positive light at E3. Well, we’ve watched the trailer, and Kojima doesn’t need to worry.