Thursday, January 10, 2008

Street Fighter IV: Japan Teaser Trailer

Capcom has released a new trailer in Japan for it's upcoming Street Fighter IV game. This trailer features a bit of new gameplay videos with Ryu and Ken once again. Is it just me, or does Ryu remind you of the Incredible Hulk in this game?

Sales Ain't Lynched: Kane & Lynch Sell A Million

Even though Kane & Lynch received low review scores and even cost a GameSpot employee his job, it's sales performance weren't harmed at all.

Since it's November 2007 launch, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men have sold over one million copies, according the the Next Generation report.

As far as we know, if this sold a million already, then Motorstorm already sold around five million.

[Via Kotaku]

CES 2008: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed: The First Details

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed was one of the titles on showcase at the LucasArts booth at CES 2008. "Every time you hit that face button, we want you to feel that power," a LucasArts employee tells the guys over at Opposable Thumbs.

You could yank up the Startroopers using the force and both the 'Trooper and the crate fly into the air. The force powers and the physics get even crazier; if you force push a metal door, it twists and deforms realistically." Some other features are listed below.

  • The main character, the secret apprentice of Darth Vader, is played by Sam Witwer, BattleStar Galactica's Crashdown
  • He holds his lightsaber behind his back in a way that looks very unorthodox but pleasingly menacing, and also allows players to see the entire lightsaber since the camera is always behind the player.
  • Boss bottles will be huge in scope, including a Rancor fight. There will be God of War-like button-tapping sections at the end of the battle, but it will only be for more points; you won't lose a battle by missing a button press
  • There will be character and lightsaber customization, although you won't be able to dual-wield or have dual-bladed lightsabers
  • The Wii version of the game will include a two-player duel mode where you can show off your lightsaber skills against a friend in the same room.
  • The PSP version will contain classic scenes from other Star Wars movies with the more over-the-top force powers of Unleashed
Reading this makes me wish I went to the Consumer Electronics Show 2008. There is always the next event!

[Via Opposable Thumbs]

Naruto: PS3 Project: New Scans Show Awesome Battle

Some new scans for Namco Bandai & CC2's upcoming Naruto: PS3 Project, which is to be released (in Japan at least) in 2008. The new scan probably shows some new information, but we can't read Japanese, so you are out of luck there. As for now, enjoy the awesome fight in the second scan.

[Via GSB]

Rainbow Six Vegas 2: New Trailer

Ubisoft is soon to unleash the sequel to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas in Spring 2008. They've touched up the character customization to a high level to make the single player portion of the game even better. Enjoy this new trailer!

Mirror's Edge: First Hi-Resolution Screenshots

These new screenshots of Digital Illusions CE's upcoming revolutionary FPS, Mirror's Edge, are high resolution versions of the screenshots we saw two days ago from NeoGAF. Now, thanks to On-Mirrors-Edge, we have high-resolution versions of those images. Enjoy, and it certainly does look revolutionary.

Turok: Dino-Valley Gameplay Video

A new Turok gameplay video has surfaced on GameTrailers. In this new video, you venture through the Dino-Valley. Turok is from TouchStone & Propaganda Games and is set to be released February 2008.

Ryan Payton Soon to Announce Next Series of Metal Gear?

In the latest Kojima Pro Podcast, Ryan Payton and guest Mark MacDonald have made a little bet. The bet is that if the Packers win the football game on Saturday, Ryan will get permission to announce something early which they weren't planning to announce until later on.

Could this something be the next Metal Gear series? At the Games Developers Conference in August 2007, Hideo Kojima confirmed that "Metal Gear is like James Bond - it will never end". So it could easily be true.


Lost Planet: Japanese PLAYSTATION Network Trailer

Capcom has released a new trailer for Lost Planet: Extreme Condition on the PLAYSTATION 3. It shows some details on the story from deep in the game, so if you don't want spoilers, steer away from this one.

Dragonball Z: Burst Limit Gameplay Cut-Outs

A YouTube member has put together a series of gameplay videoes from the upcoming Namco Bandai title, Dragonball Z Burst Limit. The gameplay is looking good on my side, keeping that Budokai style. This game is expected to be releasing sometime 2008.

EU PLAYSTATION Store Update: January 10, 2008

Well, the US PLAYSTATION Store update has came and went, now it's time for the European store update.

PSone Classics
- Hardcore 4×4 (£3.49)
- N20 (£3.49)

Game Add-Ons
- Folklore - Pigly Pack (free)
- MotorStorm - Eagle’s Nest and Diamondback Speedway Track Pack (£3.49)

Game Videos
- Bionic Commando Trailer (free)
- Devil May Cry 4 “TGS 2007 Trailer 2″ (free)
- PixelJunk Monsters Trailer (free)

- Devil May Cry 4 (4) Wallpapers (free)
Well, theres the update, just as bad as the US update it seems, considering that Europe already received the two demos we just received.

US PLAYSTATION Store Update: January 10, 2008

Well, it's Thursday again, and that means we are seeing a new PLAYSTATION Store update. What do we have this week? Nothing to get excited for, once again.
PSone Classics
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back ($5.99)
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men demo (free)
  • Super Stardust HD demo (free)
Game Add-Ons
  • Need for Speed ProStreet Add-Ons
    • Need for Speed ProStreet McLaren F1 ($2.99)
    • Need for Speed ProStreet Bugatti Veyron 16.4 ($2.99)
  • Folklore Add-Ons
    • Folklore Download Pack 3 ($3.99)
    • Folklore Download Pack 4 ($3.99)
    • Folklore Add-On Bundle 2 ($5.99)
  • Rock Band Add-Ons
    • "Interstate Love Song" Song ($1.99)
    • "Die, All Right!" Song ($1.99)
    • "Number of the Beast" Song ($1.99)
Game Videos
  • Burnout Paradise "Guns N' Roses" Trailer (free)
Theatrical Trailers
  • First Sunday Trailer (free)
  • Spiderwick Chronicles Trailer 2 (free)
  • PAIN Jarvis Theme (free)
  • PAIN The Dude Theme (free)
This update wasn't officially posted yet, if more arrives, we will update this post. For now, I'll be enjoying Crash Bandicoot 2 when it updates.

PLAYSTATION Store Worldwide

CES 2008: Metal Gear Solid 4 In Bug Testing Phase

Today's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots news is for those who worry for another delay. Worry no longer, because Kojima doesn't want to make fans wait any longer.

In the recent Kojima Report Podcast, he confirmed that there will be no further delay for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

Ryan Payton spoke as well, saying there is no set release date for the game, but it's definately focusing on Q2 of 2008. Ryan even says that Kojima was embarrased the game had to slip into 2008.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is also nearly complete as well. You can play the game from start to finish as Payton says the game is “on the eve of the bug checking phase”.

No more worries, k?

[Via Ripten]

CES 2008: LittleBigPlanet See-Saw Level

A new video for LittleBigPlanet has surfaced at the Consumer Electronics Show 20008 event going on in Las Vegas. In this new vidoe, Sackboy goes through a level that includes a seesaw platform and meets a friend to join in on the action. Enjoy!

CES 2008: Metal Gear Solid 4 Insertion Firefight

A new three-minute video that of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots that introduces Old Snake to the battlefield has surfaced from the Consumer Electronics Show 2008. In the video, Snake is warned by Otacon to avoid enemies and subsequently ends up in a firefight on the ground.

Vib Ribbon Coming to European PLAYSTATION Store

A new entry in the database of European ratings board PEGI has revealed that a downloadable version of NanaOn-Sha's cult classic PSOne music game Vib Ribbon is headed to Sony's PlayStation Network.

The game was first released in 1999 and allowed gamers to utilize their own music CDs to generate new levels for the game's scribbly vector rabbit to traverse.

Expect to see it on the European PLAYSTATION Network soon.

[Via Gamasutra]

Tokyo Game Show 2008 Dates Announced

While it still seems like the Tokyo Game Show 2007 just ended, Famitsu has just announced the dates for the 2008 show. The Tokyo Game Show 2008 will take place on October 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th. That means four days of gaming folks. The first two days will be press days of course, with the two following open to the public.

[Via Famitsu]