Invincible Tiger: The Legend Of Han Tao – Interview Part I
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We revealed recently that upcoming PSN title, Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao would last about the same as a DVD movie plus extras.

We discovered this during an extensive interview with the brain behind the game, Ollie Clarke. The Blitz Arcade Animator took time to get strapped into our examination chair and get hooked up to our lie detector while we quizzed him about his title and all things game-related.

So without further ado…

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Staff Writer and Assistant Editor. When he's not learning Japanese and struggling to get through his (ever growing) games library, you can find Brodiesan posting daily on PS3 Attitude about anything from Japanese releases to his addiction to PixelJunk Monsters. He also wrote the Games of 2009 feature. You should thank him for that sometime.

Burn Zombie Burn! DLC; designer hints at Japanese adventure next up for Bruce?
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 21:55 | No Comment
Burn Zombie Burn! DLC; designer hints at Japanese adventure next up for Bruce?

Not ones to simply sit back and bask in the glory of what has been universally acclaimed as a great and addictive PSN title, it appears the guys over at Doublesix have been hard at work expanding the Burn Zombie Burn! universe.

Apart from two new levels placing Bruce on a UFO soon to be on offer as (affordable, we’re assured) DLC, the studio also has some other great updates like custom soundtrack support and YouTube video uploading functionality on the way.

We decided to get in touch with senior designer Ollie Barder and ask some quick -fire questions about the upcoming DLC and what lies ahead for the future of the game.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin DLC “Reborn”
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 13:55 | One Comment
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin DLC “Reborn”

Warner Bros. and Monolith Studios have announced four extra single-player levels as part of a new DLC pack for F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.

Entitled Reborn, the new levels will coincide with the events from the retail game and see players face the wrath of Alma from a new perspective.

Taking on the role of Replica soldier Foxfrot813 as part of an orbital Powered Armor drop, gamers are assured that “nothing is as it seems.”

Is it ever?

Dark Void boards the Delay Train; can’t find a seat
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 10:33 | One Comment
Dark Void boards the Delay Train; can’t find a seat

Either Modern Warfare-itis has now reached pandemic proportions or studios are really falling down when it comes to sticking to their development plans.

Joining the ranks of Max Payne 3, Bayonetta and pretty much every other game you were hoping to get your mitts on over the holidays, Dark Void will now be held back until the less busy (ironically now more busy considering the other delays) period of Q1 2010.

Square Enix reveal yet another countdown site
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 9:42 | 2 Comments
Square Enix reveal yet another countdown site

Brought to our attention by our good friends over at PS3 Center, it appears that Square Enix are at it again.

Just like the Count from Sesame Street, the Japanese developer’s addiction to counting shows no abatement with yet another page depicting an ever decreasing clock found clicking away over at the studio’s official site.

What could it be? We have some theories.

“No plans” to localise Yakuza 3 – Sega
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 22:06 | No Comment
“No plans” to localise Yakuza 3 – Sega

Since previous chapters in the Yakuza franchise have managed to wander outside their native homeland of Japan, we naturally thought an English localised version of the third entry in the tough organised crime-based series would eventually appear on this side of the world.

Not so it seems as, despite rave reviews and selling like hot-cakes in Japan, Sega have confirmed to Eurogamer that they have “no plans” to give Western gamers the chance of getting their hands dirty with the latest Mafioso themed game.

PlayStation sales slide
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 21:39 | One Comment
PlayStation sales slide

Reported over at GamesIndustry.biz, Sony have recorded a $268 million loss during Q1 2009 with the PS3 and PSP particularly under-performing in the game sales department.

Shipping a total of 1.1 million PS3s over the three month period, this figure is significantly lower in comparison than the same quarter in 2008 when the electronics giant shifted a further 0.5 million units.

MAG beta opens – if you work for Sony
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 21:12 | 2 Comments
MAG beta opens – if you work for Sony

Obviously taking the softly-softly approach, Sony have confirmed that the first tentative stage of the MAG beta has begun.

How come we haven’t seen sites exploding with new information as people express their opinions about Zipper Interactive’s new 256 player frag-fest? Well, so far, only Sony employees are invited.

Hunter. Survivor. Prey. New Aliens Vs. Predator trailer
Thursday, 30 Jul, 2009 – 11:30 | No Comment
Hunter. Survivor. Prey. New Aliens Vs. Predator trailer

Sega’s harem of Aliens games have gone through a number of ups and downs of late, from Obsidian Entertainment’s RPG finally succumbing to an acidic themed end to Aliens: Colonial Marines slipping to 2010.

One xenomorphic game we are certain will eventually see the cold light of day is Rebellion’s Aliens Vs. Predator. And to prove it’s not all just shadows shifting ominously down sterile and vacant corridors, some footage of the game has finally surfaced.

White Knight Chronicles 2 “in production”
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 20:20 | 2 Comments
White Knight Chronicles 2 “in production”

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.

EyePet set to ruin NA furniture this festive season
Wednesday, 29 Jul, 2009 – 19:59 | 11 Comments
EyePet set to ruin NA furniture this festive season

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.

Ninja Gaiden II Sigma dated for NA
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 22:47 | No Comment
Ninja Gaiden II Sigma dated for NA

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.

Gamescom09; Eidos and Square Enix confirm joint line-up
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 22:15 | No Comment
Gamescom09; Eidos and Square Enix confirm joint line-up

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.

DJ Jazzy Jeff confirmed for DJ Hero; the Fresh Prince strangely absent
Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 – 22:05 | No Comment
DJ Jazzy Jeff confirmed for DJ Hero; the Fresh Prince strangely absent

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.

The Darkness sequel confirmed; original developer Starbreeze “not involved”
Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 – 21:48 | 5 Comments
The Darkness sequel confirmed; original developer Starbreeze “not involved”

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.