Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Konami's TGS 2007 Line-Up: Metal Gear 4 Playable

Konami has announced the lineup of new titles it plans to showcase at the 2007 Tokyo Game Show later this week.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be playable at 50 different PlayStation 3 kiosks in the Konami booth. Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops + for the PSP, Metal Gear Solid Online 2.0, and Metal Gear Solid 2 Bande Desinee, a digital graphic novel, will also be playable.

[Via Games Industry]

WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 PlayStation 3 Feature

New info is in on the PlayStation 3 version of WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008. Each of the console versions have their own exclusive feature.

On the PlayStation 3, you'll be able to press R2 during your character's entrance and switch to a first-person mode. Taking advantage of the Sixaxis, you'll move your controller in whatever direction you want and the on-screen view will follow. You can toggle the view on and off with a click of R2.

[Via IGN]

Folklore: New Folk Ouasarilli

Contests, not behind video games at all. But there is a contest involved in this one. Sony recently held a contest about a month back, the design a Folk for Folklore contest.

Today, we have a winner. It is Lisa K. and her Folk named Ouasarilli. This folk will be featured in the game and will have the abilities listed in the image.

Congratulations Lisa K, for winning the Create-a-Folk contest from Sony.

[Via PlayStation US]

FIFA 08: Be A Pro Trailer

Learn how to be a professional in EA Sport's new trailer for FIFA 08. Watch and enjoy.

[Via IGN]

Army of Two: New Trailer

A new trailer for EA's upcoming action game, Army of Two.

Army of Two throws gamers into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique two-man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player. When one man is not enough, it will take an army of two to fight through war, political turmoil and a conspiracy so vast it threatens the entire world.

[Via IGN]

onAXIS: TGS 2007 Predictions

Well, there is a big week coming, starting this Thursday September 20, 2007 begins the biggest gaming event of the year since E3's downsizing. And when there is nearly a day before the show, you need to see some predictions from us. The predictions:


  • Angel Love Online will get a US release date for the PlayStation Network.
  • Dead Rising 2 will be announced by Capcom as a title for the PLAYSTATION 3 and XBOX 360.
  • Dragonball Z will get an exclusive series for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake will be announced along with Endless Crisis for the PLAYSTATION 3. The game may include online play, or even Home integration.
  • Firmware 2.00 will be revealed, finally allowing in-game XMB (which also means in-game soundtrack), game invites, and enhanced profile features. (long shot, but hey)
  • Kingdom Hearts III will be shown in a short trailer (downloadable on the PlayStation Network) leaving gamers wanting more.
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 will get a release date, along with Metal Gear Online.
  • Naughty Dog will finally reveal Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier.
  • Naruto will get an exclusive series for the PLAYSTATION 3.
  • SEGA will announce a new Sonic game for next gen systems.
  • SONY will announce the Dual Shock 3 (or RUMBLAXIS) featuring Rumble, Motion Sensing, and double battery.
  • SONY will announce a redesign for the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation Network.
  • SONY will reveal the release date for Home, along with an announcement third-party games supporting Home. Along with that will come new Home features.
  • SONY will reveal a new series for the PLAYSTATION 3 and other PlayStation consoles.
  • Team ICO will announce Shadow of the Colossus II.
PlayStation Portable
  • Firmware 4.00 will be revealed along with PLAYSTATION 3's 2.00.
  • Daxter 2 will be announced by Naughty Dog, along with Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier.
  • Kingom Hearts Zero (Mickey's Story) will be announced for the PSP.
  • SQUARE ENIX will announce that Crisis Core has sold all it's PSP LE units, with 100K sales in total added with the individual sales.
A lot of them are pretty out in the dark there, but you never know right? Well, I guess when the time comes, we will see what happens, right?

[View TGS 2007]

WipeOut HD Fact Sheet from GT

Thanks to Gaming Target, we have a nifty little fact sheet on PlayStation Network's upcoming futuristic racer, WipeOut HD.

  • PS3 – Get ready to experience Wipeout in full-HD 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second on PS3, exclusively available for download from the PlayStation Store. Greater processing power of PS3 enables more immersive visuals and sound effects in Wipeout HD, heightening the speed within the stunningly beautiful tracks and environments.
  • SIXAXIS wireless controller – Wipeout HD provides full support of the SIXAXIS wireless controller to give the player a variety of choices and depth of control unseen in any previous iteration of Wipeout.
  • Tracks – A selection of the best tracks taken from previous Wipeout titles, meticulously crafted and fully reworked from the ground-up to showcase the full-HD resolution. Tracks include the new Mag-Strips feature, which causes ships to be temporarily locked to the track surface, allowing greater variety and dynamism in track design and introducing track features such as loops, vertical drops and 90-degree angled sections.
  • Teams – Wipeout HD features eight teams from Wipeout Pulse, including: Feisar, Assegai, AG-Systems, Qirex, Piranha, Triakis, Goteki45 and EG-X.
  • Seven Race Modes – Wipeout HD features seven race modes, including: Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Speed Lap, Zone Mode, Elimination and Head-2-Head.
  • Race Campaign – The Race Campaign feature contains many unique predefined race events to give an all new sense of progression for the player.
  • Race Rules Customization – Wipeout HD offers full customization of race rules, allowing the player to tailor their own race experience.
  • AI Pack Racing – Wipeout HD introduces Artificial Intelligence (AI) pack racing to keep players under pressure and on the edge of their seats.
  • Weapons System – A refined weapons system includes three new weapons: The Repulser, Shuriken and Leach Beam.
  • Difficulty Levels – Wipeout HD offers three difficulty levels; adjustable independent of speed class.
  • Photo-Mode – The Photo-mode feature allows players to be able to pause the game both during a race and the post race parade lap so that they can take a snapshot which they can then save to their PS3 HDD. These Photos can then be uploaded to the Wipeout HD website and traded between players.
  • Online Multiplayer – Up to eight players will be able to compete against each other in a range of online races, across several game modes:
    *** Single Race
    *** Tournament
    *** Elimination
    *** Team vs. Team (Two-player team based multiplayer races)
  • Player Profile and Community Website – Website TBA
    *** Each player will have an extensive game profile that charts their progress and records for all the usual record lap times for races and fastest laps as well as statistics concerning weapons use, ship selections, favorite modes and most played tracks.
    *** Players will be able to connect to the main Wipeout HD website from within the game and receive updates and information, such as records, stats and tips. In addition, players can upload their own profile, allowing the creation of a global statistics list for all to see.
  • Additional Content via Download – Extra game content will be made available to download and plug directly into the main game, including extra teams and ships, extra tracks and additional events for the race campaign mode.
  • Music – Wipeout HD features nine fully-licensed music tracks, remixed in 5.1.
  • Many features indeed. It just gets you pumped more for the release of this awesome game.

    [Via Gaming Target]

    Rumor: TGS 07 Shows Endless Crisis, Kingdom Hearts PS3 [Update]

    With the approach of Tokyo Game Show which will begin on September 20, 2007 for the press and industry, here is the latest rumor from the famous Japanese forum 2ch, which lists new Square Enix titles for the show, like Endless Crisis: Final Fantasy VII on PlayStation 3, three new episodes of the series Kingdom Hearts to be appeared on PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, and PSP. Nothing official for the moment, but were waiting patiently, we will know some more information in a few hours when the first information coming from the Japanese magazines Famitsu & Shonen Jump is uploaded online. Here are the titles.

    - Endless Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation 3)
    - Final Fantasy XIII (PlayStation 3)
    - Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PlayStation 3)
    - Kingdom Hearts (temporary title) (PlayStation 3)
    - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories 2 (Nintendo DS)
    - Kingdom Hearts 0 (PSP)
    - Star Ocean 4 (PlayStation 3)
    This is translated from French to English from JeuxFrance, which is citing their source as 2ch (2chan, a popular Japanese website.) For some reason, I highly doubt any of these though.

    [Via JeuxFrance]

    9.18.07 Update

    My doubts were wrong! Here's a new update, a scan from V-Jump in Japan, confirming one of the Kingdom Hearts titles. More updates as they come!

    [Via Forever Fantasy]

    WipeOut HD: New Screenshots

    Amped for one of PlayStation Network's most anticipated titles? This game getting your adrenaline rushing? Well prepare to rush more, we have some new screenshots of WipeOut HD for your viewing pleasure.

    [Via GamerSyde]

    Miz Wants Every Extend Extra Extreme on the PlayStation Network

    Every Extend Extra Extreme is coming to Xbox Live Arcade this October 2007. When asked whether Every Extend Extra Extreme would be coming to Sony's PlayStation Network, Q Entertainment's Tetsuya Mizuguchi said:

    We would like to.
    Then, when asked about Rez HD, he stated:
    We haven't decided yet.
    I guess we will just have to wait and see.

    [Via Kotaku]