Thursday, November 22, 2007

White Knight Story: New Famitsu Scans

The latest Famitsu japanese magazine features new scans of upcoming PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive, White Knight Story. The scans show the equipment, costumes, and such, being clearly visible on the screens. The game is set to release sometime in 2008, dubbed as White Knight Chronicles in the US.

[Via Jeux France]

Square Enix Launches Lord of the Vermillion Website

Square Enix has launched the website for the upcoming PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive, Lord of the Vermillion. Currently, they have a special movie and some game information. Visit it at the link provided below.

[Visit: LotV Website]

EU PLAYSTATION Store Update: November 22, 2007

The PLAYSTATION Store update for Europe has gone live already, we see some demos and a game I don't think we've ever heard of before.

PSone Classics
- G - Police (£3.49)

- Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII demo (free)
- Uncharted: Drake's Fortune demo (free)

- Folklore - The Alchemist Pack (£1.49)
- Motorstorm - Rascal & Governor (£1.49)

Game Videos
- Ratchet and Clank Launch Trailer (free)
- Motorstorm Devil's Weekend Trailer (free)
- Uncharted Hunting El Dorado (free)
- Uncharted Facial Animation (free)
- PLAYSTATION Network Showcase Trailer (free)
- Battlefield: Bad Company Trailer (free)
- Beowulf The Game Trailer (free)
- Uncharted Introducing Naughty Dog (free)

- Tekken 6 Wood (free)
- Tekken 6 Field (free)
- Tekken 6 Cathedral (free)
- Tekken 6 Atrium (free)
Well, theres your update. Good looks on the Tekken wallpapers, also good to see another classic hit the store.

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Trailer in MP4 Coding

FFXII.Net managed to decode the Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer to MP4 format. Download it at the link below for PLAYSTATION 3 or PSP usage.

[Download: FFXIII MP4]

Fan-Made PLAYSTATION 3 Commercial Focuses on 2008 Exclusives

Dark Matt3r of GameTrailers has made his own PLAYSTATION 3 commercial focusing on future exclusive titles such as Final Fantasy XIII and Killzone 2. The commercial was very well made, give it a watch.

The Orange Box Has Framerate Problems on the PLAYSTATION 3

"Get used to still images like these. The framerate often grinds to a halt during the vehicular portions of the Half-Life games."

1UP has had some time with the final version Valve Software and EA's The Orange Box for PLAYSTATION 3. As you know, this game was already released on other consoles direct from Valve Software, but they handed off the PLAYSTATION 3 port to EA (the company that gives PLAYSTATION 3 games bad framerates). In 1UP's preview, they write about Half-Life 2:

"It's apparent that this version suffers from a number of technical flaws, which at best merely hinder game play and at worst make the experience downright unplayable. Framerate is a consistent issue throughout the Half-Life series of games included in The Orange Box. One moment you'll be cruising through the game at 30 frames per second and the next you'll be enjoying a slideshow of series protagonist Gordon Freeman cruising down the river."
Luckily enough though, Portal suffers from no technical or framerate issues whatsoever, and Team Fortress 2 they are unsure of as the servers weren't connecting when they tried to play it.

Lets just hope for our sake, EA patches this up before it's December release.

[Via 1UP]

Conflict: Denied Ops New Screenshots

Strategy Informer has some new screenshots of Pivotal Games' and Eidos Interactive's upcoming two player co-op FPS, Conflict: Denied Ops. View the screenshots at the link below.

[View: Screenshots]

Fatal Inertia Better on the PLAYSTATION 3

KOEI has told Eurogamer that the upcoming futuristic racer (already released on 360) Fatal Inertia will be a better on the PLAYSTATION 3 than it was on the Xbox 360.

The company is spending more time on it after the Xbox 360 version failed to ignite critical fuses when it was released in September. According to a spokesperson for the publisher, they're polishing up technical areas and putting together a more enticing demo than Live customers were treated to.

New content is a possibility, too, although nothing concrete is known at this point.

[Via Eurogamer]

Virtua Fighter 5 Version D Announced

Virtua Fighter 5 Version D was announced today. Before we start, there is no word on whether it's coming to the PLAYSTATION 3 or Xbox 360.

Aside from the new items, item-based animations, and costumes, Version D introduces Knockout Trial 2 (a single player mode) and Virtua Fighter 5 Official Open Battle.

Open Battle is a way of organizing a tournament at a local arcade with no special entry requirements, nor the need of any official staff. You accumulate points with each match you win, and the player with the highest amount of points at the end of the tournament period is the winner. You can win "official points" this way, which can be used in the shop to buy stuff.

Credits to NeoGAF for translation.

[Via NeoGAF]

Lord of the Vermillion Is a Card Game

Yes people, by the looks of it, Lord of the Vermillion is an advanced like card game. No word on the type of gameplay details, but you can view some of the card characters, screenshots and creatures at the link below.


[View: Lord of the Vermillion]

HAZE Still Arriving December 4, 2007?

Even though it was announced that HAZE may be coming out next year, the official PLAYSTATION website still lists the release in the upcoming games as December 4, 2007. Could HAZE still see the light of the year 2007? Or is it still delayed?


Game Informer Reveals New Ghostbusters Information

The December 2007 issue of Game Informer reveals some new information about Terminal Reality's upcoming Ghostbusters game. Lets take a look:

- Target release date is next year October 2008.
- Cartoon-style graphics for the Wii version.
- Same storyline across all platforms.
- Has multiplayer.
- Single player allows 4 player co-op or competitive (split-screen).
- Adversarial Mode: Ghosts vs. Ghostbusters.
- Ghosts can pass through certain objects, fly, and sneak up behind players to scare them. Scaring reduces the Ghostbusters health for a certain amount of time.
- Ghostbusters have all their tools, and each Ghostbuster has a special power (Ray is able to spot where ghosts are going to come through the wall.)
That is all that was revealed.

[Via GT Forums]