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Payday 2 is the forthcoming sequel to Payday: The Heist, the co-operative first-person shooter that made you the bad guy, attempting to rob from the rich to give to yourself. PS3 Attitude were invited to a preview of the altogether bigger and broader ‘rob-em-up’.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a new title that looks to follow in the footsteps of the likes of The Unfinished Swan and Journey, combining a bite-sized slice of karmic game-play with an unusual control mechanism. PS3 Attitude were invited to see the game and meet the man behind it.
Grid 2 impressed onlookers at this year’s Eurogamer Expo – no doubt about it. With its dazzling visuals and intelligent physics, the game has the potential to be something special.
“Soul Sacrifice is born from my own personal experience as a game designer”, Keiji Inafune told PS3 Attitude following an intimate behind-the-curtain look at his upcoming PS Vita title, his first game since leaving Capcom.
When you think of Mad Catz, the chances are you probably think of fight sticks, turbo controllers and other hardcore peripherals. It’s less likely that you will think of Mad Catz as a games publisher, but the company is branching out into publishing these days.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has gone through plenty of changes over the last few years and was even on the brink of being cancelled by Kojima Productions before it landed in the hands of Platinum Games. Rising made its playable debut at E3 this past week and we were able to go hands-on with Raiden and his sword slicing skills. Question is, does the game’s mantra of being able to cut anything still ring true?
The FUS1ON controller from accessory makers PowerA is all about giving tournament players a durable controller where everything is designed from the bottom up to fit the player. Featuring widened analog sticks, durable action buttons, and interchangeable grips, is this the controller that can take your gaming skills to the next level?
Last year, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix wowed us with a darker and grittier Lara Croft than we’ve seen before. Rebooting the franchise to before Lara was the gun touting, ass kicking heroine we’re familiar with, Tomb Raider depicts a fragile girl who is thrust into danger and must survive at any cost. While we weren’t able to go hands-on with the game, we did get to see a lengthy gameplay demo that expanded on what was shown during Microsoft’s press conference.
When PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was announced, people were quick to dismiss it as just another Smash Bros. clone; after all, it does feature many of PlayStation’s most notable franchise figureheads battling it out in an arena-style fighting game. After going hands-on with the game this past week at E3, we’ve realized that while it may appear similar to Nintendo’s brawler, it’s an entirely different beast.
Dead Space 3 was Electronic Arts big reveal of E3 this year, and the game introduces audiences to a whole new kind of Dead Space. The biggest news is that the game will feature drop-in/drop-out co-op, pairing Isaac Clarke with the newly introduced John Carver. Now that you’re no longer alone, questions arise as to whether or not Dead Space 3 can still deliver the same survival horror atmosphere as its predecessors.
Lately, the Medal of Honor franchise has been in the shadow of the FPS behemoth that is Call of Duty. 2010′s Medal of Honor reboot received generally positive reviews and Electronic Arts aims to eclipse that with Medal of Honor: Warfighter. To set the game apart from all of the rest of the war shooters in development, Warfighter introduces individual Tier-1 Operators that are crafted after real-world combat specialists. In the end, there will be 72 unlockable Operators from all over the world, each with their own unique skill set and weapons.
In the God of War series, Kratos has always ventured alone in his travels to destroy the gods. The upcoming God of War: Ascension introduces the franchise to an all-new multiplayer component that combines the brutality and bloodshed the games are known for with competitive eight player mayhem.
The online multiplayer beta for upcoming tactical shooter Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be drawing to a close in the next couple of days. Don’t worry if you missed it though, because PS3 Attitude is here to bring you up to speed.
Back in November, at a PlayStation Access event in London, I sat down to discuss the high-velocity anti-gravity racer WipEout 2048 with its lead designer Karl Jones. Over a loud backdrop of New Order and Primal Scream, he took me through the singleplayer and multiplayer campaigns, showing me the exciting things Studio Liverpool has been working on for this Vita title.
Rage, the first major project id Software has undertaken since 2004′s Doom 3, is out very soon, and PS3 Attitude has been getting hands-on with it.
The Hitman: Absolution demo at Eurogamer Expo has a smashing start, literally. It begins with Agent 47 — the bald, genetically modified assassin from all Hitman games — smashing headfirst through a window. The act is voluntary, of course; he is trying to find a quiet place to hide from the cops.
Since debuting as a PS2 exclusive, SSX has continued to be an important PlayStation franchise. As part of the system’s launch line-up, it ushered in a new era of smooth gameplay, intuitive controls, sharp graphics and edgy soundtracks. It felt next generation and the critics loved it.
Later SSX games went multi-format, but that didn’t diminish its importance for PlayStation owners, and the fact it’s finally about to arrive on the PS3, five years into this generation, is huge.
NIS America today announced two new PS3 titles at a special Tokyo Game Show launch event, including a new IP from Tenchu developer Acquire called Clan of Champions and a sequel to Hyperdimension Neptunia. Both are slated for a spring 2012 release.
Renegade Ops is a new PSN title, published by SEGA and developed by Avalanche Studios, that will make its way to your hard drive in the next few days.
PS3 Attitude were invited to HMS Belfast in London to experience the game and give you the low-down whether this twin-stick shooter has a chance of earning a place in your heart.