Monday, November 12, 2007

Surfer Girl: Darkened Skye, MLB 2K8

Surfer Girl updates us today with more "insider" news. Lets see what she has for us today:

vernon. The game that Microsoft canceled is Sufjan Stevens' episodic adaptation of every Marilyn Monroe film that was going be available weekly on Xbox Live Arcade starting July 4th, 2008. I have been told Stevens will produce his next game, an episodic adaptation of March 1994 episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show, for the PS3, and says large storage capacity of Blu-Ray and hard drive will not hinder his creativity.

visconti. 2K Boston is working on a PS3 port of the greatest game to ever arise from Boston, Darkened Skye: Game of the Year, is loaded bonus content and Sixaxis support, revolutionary next-gen features and is scored by up-and-coming British pop act Circulus. Tasting of virtual rainbows is scheduled for spring.

scott. Legendary prog-rock band Jethro Tull have signed a multi-year agreement with THQ for interactive musical products based on the band, the first, developed by Volition, is an untitled action-packed sandbox WWII fluting title for Wii slated for release in June.

maslin. In attempt to outdo their previous out-of-place selections, Take-Two has announced that Major League Baseball 2K8 will feature a soundtrack entire composed of indie rock in other languages, tracks featured in the game include "Svefn-G-Englar" by Sigur Ros, "Du Ar For Fin For Mig" by Dungen, and "M'emmener au jeu de boule" by Air.

rodgers. Capcom has revealed that the Wii version of Okami will feature Duran Duran's "Hungry Like a Wolf" as the theme song and will feature music from Sea Wolf ("You're a Wolf"), Wolf Parade, Wolf Eyes, Wolfmother, Peanut Butter Wolf, amongst others in order to connect with the modern gamer and ensure the game is successful this time around.

padgham. Also coming to the Wii is DaNcE DaNcE KLAXONS from Konami, which is described as "Dance Dance Revolution meets nu-rave act Klaxons." The game will "feature an adventure story mode in which you are a nineteen year old in 1992 London who has to rise to the top of the rave circuit and maintain fashionability and coolness and 'collect records,'" according to Klaxon Jamie Reynolds. The game will also allow players to download a copy of Klaxons' favorite game, 40 Winks to a Nintendo DS with a Wi-Fi connection.
She was also nice enough to update us with the Hindi translation of her post from yesterday. Warning: Don't read it if you don't want Resistance II spoiled.
"The levels in Resistance II, in order which they occur, are: Iceland (features Mech boss battle), U.S. Shoreline*, U.S. Defenses* (boss battle in which you defend Big Berthas), San Francisco (takes place at a college, boss battle against a lot of Titans), Redwoods* (boss battle against a bunch of stalkers), Logging Camp*, Farmtown U.S.A., Badlands* (boss battle against a bunch of Goliaths), Chicago* (boss battle against a Leviathan), Louisiana and Mexico* (Chimeran fleet cover the Yucatan). The last line in the game is "oh, shit..." Asterisks indicate multiplayer maps."
If you didn't read it, the quote describes the levels and such of Resistance: Fall of Man 2. That is as far as I'll go.

[Via Surfer Girl]

Night Note: New Site Troubles

To: onAXIS Readers
From: onAXIS Administrator
Subject: Annoying Codes *PUNCHES WALL*

Okay, I've been trying to get this new site's design ready, but with WordPress, I don't make themes, I edit them from others. And none of these themes I can find are really suitable of editing. I've found someone who can make the theme for the site but he is asking for cold hard dough, which I sadly do not have.

If you want to help us out, go ahead and hit that donate button. Other than that, we've had a lot of new trailers and gameplay videos today, so check those out.

HAWT Stories for November 13, 2007
Resistance 2 In Pre-Alpha?
Assassin's Creed Launch Trailer
HttC: GRR Breaking News
LEGO Batman Teaser
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 Announced | Trailer
Infinity Ward Fixing PS3 Servers
Japan Receiving Only 360 Assassin's Creed?

Medal of Honor: Airborne Shows Firepower

With the recent news of the PLAYSTATION 3 version of Medal of Honor: Airborne going gold, EA Lose Angeles released a new gameplay video of the title showcasing all it's firepower. Enjoy.

Kane & Lynch Robs Your TV

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is releasing in stores tomorrow alongside titles like Assassin's Creed and Need for Speed ProStreet. Eidos recently put out an ad showcasing their latest published title, one medicated psychopath, one flawed mercenary.

Resistance: Fall of Man Sequel Ready for Pre Alpha Testing

Ripten received word from a trusted source that Resistance: Fall of Man 2 is ready for pre-Alpha testing stage. According to their source, Sony is hiring a ton of testers this January to put this game to the test.

Although we have no information on this game besides what Surfer Girl tells us, we are sure that it is going to be better than the first title as Insomniac never lets it's customers down. Expect crazier weapons, bigger environments, and massive online multiplayer chimera versus human action.

[Via Ripten]

Assassin's Creed Launch Trailer

Get ready to walk the streets as an Assassin looking to kill. Ubisoft Montreal's Assassin's Creed will be hitting your local game stores tomorrow, November 13, 2007. Run for the altar!

Beowulf Launch Trailer

Since Ubisoft's Beowulf is releasing tomorrow, they did what every developer with a brain would do and sent out a launch video. Having to read the book, I didn't like it, but this trailer certainly makes me think different. If your not to sure of what Beowulf is about, it's about this guy, named Beowulf, who goes to some island to kill some beast named Grendel, than he kills Grendels mom, then some dragon.

Hail to the Chimp: GRR Breaking News

I'm gonna tell you the truth, this is the first time I've heard of this Hail to the Chimp game. Watching this new trailer above, I still have no idea what it's about, but I look forward to finding out more. Visit the site for more information.

[Visit: Chimp Love]

LEGO Batman Teaser Trailer

LEGO Batman: The Videogame is still a while away from here, as it's coming out in Fall 2008. Here is the first teaser trailer for the title, watch him get dressed.

Metal Gear Solid 4 Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon

If you were subscribed to updates on when Konami and Kojima Productions' Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will be available for pre-order on Amazon, then you might have received this e-mail already.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is now available for pre-order on Amazon, so follow the link below and have your copy stamped as yours.

For any of you that don't know Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is a story-driven adventure game, with seasoned hero Solid Snake drafted for one final mission. You'll find out what that is when you get the game.

[Buy: MGS4]

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 Debut Trailer

Though it was just announced a little earlier today, it seems Namco Bandai has put out a debut trailer for the title. Enjoy the trailer.

Games Festa: Devil May Cry 4 PS3 Line Longer Than 360 Line

To tell the truth, I don't even know if this is worthy of a report, but here it goes.

Over at the Games Feasta in Japan, Devil May Cry 4 was playable for both the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360. It seems that the line for the PLAYSTATION 3 version was considerably longer than the line for the Xbox 360 version.

There was about an hour and a half wait to play Devil May Cry 4 on the PLAYSTATION 3, compared to only about a 45-minute or less wait to play it on Xbox 360.

Me? I'd just jump to the shortest line as long as I got to play the game. Capcom's latest title is coming to the US this January.

[Via PS3 Center]

Best Buy: PS3 Black Friday Deal Includes Free NBA 08

Black Friday, the time of deals and savings so you can have a few extra bucks to buy a hot dog. Best Buy is offering a nice deal for you sports fans.

Best Buy will have the 40GB PLAYSTATION 3 (includes Spider-Man 3 on Blu-Ray) for sale for $399 including a free copy of Sony's NBA 08 and Open Season on Blu-Ray.

To make things sweeter, Best Buy will be offering EA Sports' Madden NFL 07 for a mere price of $9.99.

These deals are only available on November 23 and 24, 2007.

[Via Punch Jump]

NCAA March Madness 08 Top 25-11 Teams

The countdown goes on, take a look at the top teams from twenty-five to eleven from NCAA March Madness 08 from EA Sports, including teams like Mississippi State Bulldogs, Marquette Golden Eagles, and the Michigan State Spartans.

GameStop: 20% Off Any Used PS3 Title

Ever went to GameStop and wondered if you'd ever buy one of their used PLAYSTATION 3 games? You know, considering it's only $5.00 less.

Go ahead, and print out the coupon on the right. I'd recommend Virtua Fighter 5, Resistance: Fall of Man, or Ratchet & Clank: Future Tools of Destruction.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 Announced for PS2

Today, Namco Bandai announced the release of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 for March 2008. The ninja title will once again be developed by CyberConnect2 and will be a nice wait for Naruto: PS3 Project. They announced features as well.

- Players can now live through and be a part of all the major events that defined Story Arc 1 in Heroes History mode.
- Ninja-in-training can customize their characters with the Ultimate Jutsu which gives them that extra bit of edge during battle and allows them to earn points towards upgrading their strength, defense, chakra, agility and other special abilities.
- Turn playable characters into more powerful ninja of unprecedented size or summon giant creatures as allies with the new Summoning mode.
- Naruto fans throughout North America can experience the game in both English and original Japanese voice over.
The game will have 40 playable characters, fighting through 55 missions over 20 stages.

[Via GamingTarget]

Konami Wants to Know If Japan Wants the PS3

This weekend was the Games Festa in Japan where there are no enormous company booths, just walls covered in demo kiosks, so it's pretty easy to get a game going.

The Konami booth had a trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots running, and asked the people of Japan to fill out a questionnaire to receive a Metal Gear book.

The questionnaire had questions like "How old are you?", "What is your gender?", but then there was question 2:

This is a question for those who do not own the PLAYSTATION 3. Do you have plans to purchase it? Why is that?
1). I will purchase it (Reason:
2). I won't purchase it (Reason:
3). Undecided (Reason:
Is Konami trying to get people to buy a PLAYSTATION 3? Or just testing of it's popularity?

[Via Kotaku]

Assassin's Creed: Five New Screenshots

Assassin's Creed is releasing in the U.S. tomorrow (November 13, 2007). To hold you off till tomorrow, we have six new screens featuring stealthy gameplay itself. Enjoy.

[Via CVG]

Infinity Ward Fixing PS3 Call of Duty 4 Servers

In an update this morning, Infinity Ward said they're "upgrading all server hardware as well as dedicated an individual database to each functionality to improve performance and handle the traffic hitting the servers for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. (i.e. Database for Matchmaking, Database for Leaderboards," which should lead to smoother play for eager gamers.)

This is after players slammed Infinity Ward for their recent problems playing the game. The high traffic on the online gameplay servers has caused irate gamers to experience a string of connection errors over the weekend.

Infinity Ward says "the server team has been working on this all weekend, and will be working through the night" to fix the online functionality of the game.

Expect to see smoother gameplay soon.

[Via N4G]

Japan: No PLAYSTATION 3 Assassin's Creed 2007?

Assassin's Creed release date in Japan is November 29, 2007 with a rating of 18+ CERO Z. The game is a multiplatform game everywhere, but it seems in Japan, the Xbox 360 version is the only version with a solid release date.

Ubisoft's decision might have something to do with how Xbox Japan has embraced CERO Z rated titles. Or it could be something completely different.

This is weird since the title was originally a PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive.

[Via Kotaku]

Famitsu: Valkyrie of the Battlefield Screenshots

SEGA's upcoming Valkyrie of the Battlefield sure has a great graphical style adding to the uniqueness of this game. Today, Famitsu brings us 18 new screenshots.

[Via Famitsu]