The release of Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 and Peace Walker for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 has been known about for a while now (along with a code that can be redeemed to obtain the original Metal Gear Solid for the Playstation 3 version). However in a recent development, Konami plans to release each game as separate downloads on the Playstation Network and the Xbox Live Marketplace. Peace Walker is already planned for a download on the Japanese Play Station Network for 4,480 en ($58 although an international release will probably be cheaper). The following two weeks later, MGS2&3 will be released two weeks later on November 23rd for either 3,480 en each ($45) or 4,980 for both ($65). It has also been confirmed that all three titles will be available on XBLA sometime next year for an unknown price.
While Phoenix Wright appearing in UMVC3 pretty much dis confirms him as a DLC character in Tatsunoko vs Capcom, I doubt anyone would have thought that he’d be able to shoot laser beams out of his hand or summoning the judge to slam a gavel on his opponent (Probably a reference to the opening of Justice For All). All this and more is revealed in the latest batch of trailers by Capcom displaying the aforementioned layer and Nova, a superhero whose special powers include laser eyes and flight (Kind of like Superman except gold). These characters go with the Doctor Strange, Firebrand, Ghost Rider, Frank West, Hawkeye, Nenesis T-Type, Iron Fist, Strider Hiryu, Rocket Racoon and Vergil who will also be new arrivals to UMVC3. Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom will be released for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 in November this year.
Today THQ not only announced that there will be a Homefront 2, but that original developer Kaos Studios isn’t in charge of making it. That honor goes to none other than Crytek- who will most likely use their award winning in-house Cry Engine to power the game.
“Homefront‘s unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the world over,” THQ’s Danny Bilson said. “With Crytek’s industry leading technology and legendary experience in the FPS genre, we’re supremely confident that the next Homefront will deliver that AAA-quality experience that players demand.”
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli believes that his studio can turn Homefront into a “truly blockbuster game.”
With THQ desperately wanting the next Call of Duty, and pouring a truly massive marketing budget into the original, they must want results desperately if they’re willing to give the title to a third-party developer. On the other hand, this is definitely a game worth keeping an eye on…
In a surprising announcement during Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference that is sure to cause much distress to Spoony fans everywhere, Sony confirmed that the PS2 game Final Fantasy X will receive a HD re-release for the PSVita and the PS3. There aren’t many details known about this (at all) other than this was done to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy X (Expect a HD re-release of FFXI on May 26th 2013 Oculin). While this may not be the long awaited FFVII remake that fans of the series have been waiting for a long time, this development is likely to make fans of the original game very happy.
Considering in the North American territories that new games are released on Tuesdays, this is the start of a recurring series which will try and keep anything from slipping into store shelves under the radar.
This week is a big one, easily able to drain the wallets of many a PS3 owner as well as those wanting to sport a flaming hot new handheld.
So without further ado, here’s the new releases for September 6th, 2011:
- Dead Island (360, PS3 and PC)
- Warhammer 40K: Space Marine (360, PS3 and PC)
- Resistance 3 & Doomsday Edition Move Bundle (PS3)
- Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten & Premium Edition(PS3)
- Rise of Nightmares (360/Kinect)
- Driver: San Francisco (Wii, 360, PS3 and PC)
- Driver: Renegade (3DS)
- Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures (DS)
- 1001 Touch Games (DS)
- Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection (3DS)
- Rugby World Cup: 2011 (360)
- Uncharted: Greatest Hits Dual Pack (PS3)
- Tiger Woods 12: The Masters (Mac)
- Sony Wireless Stereo Headset (PS3)
Oddly enough, this week there’s a few titles that decided that they didn’t want to share the spotlight with the rest of the games coming out, so they’re being released on the 9th and are as follows:
- Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
- Get Fit with Mel B (Wii)
Well there you have it, this week’s shopping list- find what you want and get to playing it already!
The PlayStation Vita is still on track for a holiday 2011 release, in Japan at least… Sony confirmed that the Vita will not launch outside of Japan in 2011, with a “Phased Global Release” starting there and reaching western shores in the beginning of next year.
Well, here’s a grain of salt for everyone- Apparently features found in the WiiU’s new tablet/controller would be possible on the PS3 using a PS Vita: Gyroscope, all physical controls, front and back touchpads/screens, game streaming, the works.
In combination with cross-platform gaming like with WipEout 2048 and WipEout HD as well as Continuation Play, where your PS3 saves can be instantly ported to your PS Vita system and you can continue on the go- Nintendo’s new system seems to have some direct competition right out of the gate, since both will be released in the same time frame of “sometime in 2012″…
(Sources: CVG and Eurogamer)
Yep, the next HD remake has come in the shape of Goldeneye 007: Reloaded, announced by Activision to be released in Fall/Autumn 2011.
It’s the Wii remake, however it’s been given a new engine to power up the HD visuals, as well as a brand new mode called “Mi6 Ops Missions” that sees the player undergo various missions with either Assault, Defence, Elimination and tealth-based objectives. If that wasn’t enough, four-player split-screen is also available as well as sixteen player online.
While it does seem a bit early to be releasing this soon after it was released for the Wii, would it not have been prudent to release it as the same time as the Wii game, allowing for everyone to play?
(Source: destructoid )
As Fumito Ueda prepares for the release of The Last Guardian, the spiritual sequel to his previous games, his company plans to re release his previous two games, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus in a HD format. In order to generate interest for the release, two trailers were released, one for each game, promoting interest in the re release which is due late September. The new releases will feature trophy and 3D support, a feature not found in the PS2 version. While the games were intended to be sold separately, the games will also be available in a collectors bundle which contains the games, a 100 page booklet detailing how the games were made and exclusive themes that come with both games. The trailers can be viewed after the jump and while the double pack is set for a late September release, The Last Guardian is due to come out during Spring 2012.
Source: (Joystiq) Continue reading New trailers for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD released
You are Cole MacGrath, the ‘Demon’ of Empire City. You unwittingly set off an explosion that leveled 5 city blocks, killed tens of thousands of people and started the worldwide spread of a lethal plague that just might be the end of humanity. It also gave you, as well as a few select others, superpowers. One of them is now a gigantic monstrocity, a manifestation of chaos that grows stronger with every life it extinguishes as it carves its way down the Eastern Coast of the US, following your evacuation to New Marais, Louisiana.You made this mess and have the ability to do something about it, but will you?
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Sony’s welcome back initiative has finally been rolled out on the PSN store. Sony is offering a choice of two PS3 games from a list of five and two PSP games from a list of four. The program works on an account by account basis so if you have two accounts made before the outage then you can do what I did and grab almost everything being offered.
In addition to the free games Sony is also offering 30 days of Playstation Plus which gives you access to free games, discounts, and cloud saves for the duration of the 30 days. The network is being hammered right now by people attempting to get their free stuff, so you might want to try later. You can get more info and trouble shooting help over at the Playstation Blog.