Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Surfer Girl: Square Enix Re-Releasing Final Fantasy VII for PLAYSTATION Network

According to Surfer Girl, on January 14, 2007 she revealed that Square Enix is remaking games for the PLAYSTATION Network.

Today, in the comments section of one of her posts, a questioner asks how Square Enix will remake their games, and what games. Surfer Girl responded "Primarily graphical touches. I hear FF7 (again, not in that rumored all-out remake fashion that has been mention)."

If anything, I'd take both Final Fantasy VII on the PLAYSTATION Network and a full-fledged remake. If one, I'd go for the full-fledged though.

[Via Surfer Girl]

Update 1/17/08: In a new comment post by Surfer Girl, she reveals the PLAYSTATION Network release will be more of just a re-release rather than a remake.

Official Devil May Cry 4 English Site Launched: Demo Coming January 31, 2008

The official English website for Capcom's upcoming title, Devil May Cry 4. The game is coming out in February 2008, and it's just about time for the site to let loose.

The new website reveals that the online Devil May Cry 4 demo is coming the the PLAYSTATION Store and Xbox Live Marketplace on January 31, 2008. Those expecting tomorrow, you can stop now.

The site at the link below.

[Betrayer Betrayed]

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty: Concept Art Featurette

Spark Unlimited's Turning Point: Fall of Liberty looks better with every new video. Now take a look into the art that has helped create the game. Enjoy!

Devil May Cry 4: New Famitsu Scans Show Dante's Devil Trigger

The latest issue of Famitsu, a Japanese gaming magazine, contains a two page feature on Devil May Cry 4. The second page of the scan shows Dante's Devil Trigger, and boy does it looks speedy. Check it out on the second page. Enjoy!

Motorstorm: Eagle's Nest & Diamondback Tracks Arriving Tomorrow

Those Motorstorm track packs we mentioned about a week back are going to be available on the PLAYSTATION Store tomorrow. The two tracks, Eagle's Nest and Diamondback Speedway, will be available on the store for the low price of $2.99.

You can play these two new tracks with all vehicle classes Online along with Time Attack and Eliminator.

Diamondback gives you all the thrills of a speedway circuit, where flat-out pedal-to-the-metal driving is the only way to compete. Speed is important, but watch out for those banked corners because this snake-like circuit is not for amateurs.

Eagle’s Nest is set on of top of a remote mesa, but it’s not for parking and viewing the sunset. Instead, it’s for those who wish to prey on your rivals and cause total mayhem. This track is all about experiencing a brutal, fast-paced, and adrenaline rushing racing experience.

[Via PlayStation.Blog]

Resistance 2: Video Interview With Ted Price

Resistance 2 has taken the gaming community with intrigue in its offering of the most unprecedented Online experience for any console to date. That includes 60 players online, eight player cooperative campaign and more. Game Informer interviews Ted Price on the development of this highly anticipated sequel to Resistance: Fall Of Man.

Famitsu: January 16, 2008 Valkyrie of the Battlefield Scan

The latest issue of Famitsu, a Japanese gaming magazine, reveals a new scan for the upcoming PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive, Battle Field Valkyrie: Gallian Chronicles. The scan reveals a new character, who's name we are not sure of. As of now, enjoy the shot!

[Via NeoGAF]

Final Fantasy XIII News Coming In Next Week's Famitsu

According to the latest issue of Famitsu magazine (shown left), we can expect some news from them next week about one of the most anticipated titles for the PLAYSTATION 3.

Next week, new information will be revealed on Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII. Stay tuned, we will have you covered.

[Via NeoGAF]

PLAYSTATION 3 Virtua Fighter 5 Gathers Dust: Patch for Xbox 360

It gets sad when you see one of the best fighters being abandoned one one console it was originally exclusive to to be supported more on it's later released port.

SEGA has recently patched the Xbox 360 version of Virtua Fighter 5 Online while leaving the PLAYSTATION 3 Virtua Fighter 5 still sitting in the dust, with no online patch even released yet. I currently own the game, and would love to take it online. If only SEGA would patch it.

[Via Kotaku]

PixelJunk Monsters Launching Next Week on PLAYSTATION Network

Dylan Cuthbert, the President and Exectuive Producer for Q Games, updated us today on the PlayStation.Blog of PixelJunk Monsters' status.

According to Cuthbert, you can put your other games down because this title is going to keep you occupied for weeks and weeks again.

The point of the game is to protect yrour isand and it's villages from the monster horde stampeding through the game. There are difficulties to make the game easy, medium, or hard. The easy set includes ten waves of monsters. There are many types of these monsters, but they are fast.

When a monster is killed, it drops money for you to pick up and build more towers for defense. Sometimes they drop important gems that you can use to upgrade your current towers.

The types of towers included in the game are the Ice Tower, Fire Tower, Tesla (Electric) Tower, Laser Tower, Hive Tower, and Mortar Tower.

Top that off, the game is launching next week on the PLAYSTATION Store.

[Via PlayStation.Blog]

Echochrome Arriving In March on the PLAYSTATION Network

On March 19, 2008, Echochrome will be arriving on the PLAYSTATION Network and PSP. Currently, no price is announced, but the PSP version is currently selling in Japan for 3,990 yen ($36) meaningn it will probably cost within the $25-$30 range here.

[Via Siliconera]

Resistance 2 GameInformer Scans Reveal More

We may have seen the game revealed already, but now we have some scans online.

Resistance 2 is one hell of a game. Insomniac is opening up the sequel with a bang due to complaints of the first game not opening up with something to remember.

Insomniac wants to have monstrous bosses, and they are. The bosses you are going to see in Resistance 2 are bigger than anything you saw in the first game. They want to deliver encounters like you've never seen before.One of these new enemies is The Goalith, which is a new enemy type that towers 150 over the player.

Regarding online, Insomniac states "With 60 players, we want to give that sense of epic battle... But at the same time, we don't want that to be the gameplay. We actually think more focused squad versus squad gameplay is going to be the best". When you enter online, you'll go into a lobby with smaller four-to-eight person squads, major communication, and a nice pre-game before the actual battle begins. The Squads each have their own objectives. The game will sport full-featured profile pages, social networking concepts, open clan and party systems, improved voice chat, and much more.

Hit the link for the scans.

[View: Scans]

Atari Announces Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit for PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360

Today, Atari officially announced the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit for the PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. The game is in development by Nacmo Bandai Games.

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is revolutionizing the series by entering the realm of next-generation gaming. Complete with fierce online battles and radical 3D graphic effects only possible on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system, Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit will blur the line between video game and iconic anime series. Jam-packed with graphically enhanced playable characters, realistic battle stages and environments, players can take hold and experience Dragon Ball Z as never before.

"Atari is excited and ready to offer fans the next iteration of the Dragon Ball Z video game series on the next-gen consoles," said Donny Clay, Producer, Atari, Inc. "With explosive cinematic graphics and online gameplay, fans of the series and of the fighting genre will surely enjoy Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit."

It's great that we will finally get to go online with a Dragon Ball Z title. I look forward to this, as for now, let's enjoy the first three US screenshots.

Bionic Commando: Master D Revival Plan Coming to PLAYSTATION Network

No, we aren't talking about the next-gen remake, all though that is coming as well. Today, Famitsu announced that the PLAYSTATION Network will be receiving a remake of Bionic Commando for the NES called Bionic Commando: Master D Revival Plan (shown in the picture to the top right).

The game will be in 3D visuals while maintining the flavor of the original title. Capcom is throwing in a simultaneous two-player mode, secret areas, and some secret elements that will connect the title to the upcoming remake.

This title is going to be a download through the PLAYSTATION Store and Xbox Live Arcade. A Japanese release is planned for Spring.

[Via IGN]

Square Enix President Yoichi Wada Expresses His Thoughts on the PLAYSTATION 3

Yoichi Wada, the big boss of Japanese gaming company, Square Enix, likes to express his opinions. What does he feel about the PLAYSTATION 3? Wada feels that Sony isn't expressing the use of the console properly, as in not telling the consumer what kind of games are on the market.

He feels that the recent price cuts are going to improve sales big time, but he beleives the price is too cheap for what you get. He claims his phone is more expensive than the PLAYSTATION 3, but hey, he's rich. We aren't surprised. You can read that full interview with him here.

[Via PS3 Fanboy]

Surfer Girl: Twisted Metal PLAYSTATION 3 to be PSN Title

A commenter asked Surfer Girl (the girl with the inside scoop) on her blog if she knew anything about a Twisted Metal on the PLAYSTATION 3.

She replied that the game is coming out on the PLAYSTATION Network. Hopefully, it will have a blu-ray disc release as well.

[Via Surfer Girl]

Japanese PLAYSTATION 3 Ad Falsely Advertises

In a world where there is barley any news, one man must write another story before the readers go mad. So here is the attempt.

A new free PLAYSTATION 3 brochure in Japan seems to falsely advertise the console. It states that the PLAYSTATION 3 can enjoy all of the other PLAYSTATION series (meaning PS2, PSone). In the brochure however, it advertises the 40GB model which is not backwards compatible.

Company error? Probably.

[Via Ruliweb]