Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Final Fantasy XIII & Versus XIII: New Famitsu Pictures

A Japanese blog called Apocalypse received their latest issue of Japanese magazine, Famitsu, early. That means more pictures of Final Fantasy XIII and Versus XIII earlier. The new scans show the pigtailed girl from Final Fantasy XIII, and in the second scan, it shows a girl from Versus XIII wielding a rapier sword.

This really makes us want a Famitsu subscription, with our scanner, we could get out better quality scans. Sadly, according to Amazon, a US subscription is nearly $400 for a year. Enjoy the pictures!

[Via FF-XIII.net]

Rumor: God of War III Not Seeing Release Till 2009?

Games Radar and their "reliable sources" are at it again. According to a "reliable Sony source", Santa Monica Studios' God of War III won't be seeing release any time this year. They say the game will be completed around Christmas 2009, which is almost two years away from now. This is one rumor, we are going to hope is not true.

[Via GamesRadar]

Condemned 2: Bloodshot: Multiplayer Gameplay Videos

Sega shows off the multiplayer in their upcoming horror game, Condemned 2: Bloodshot. Although the videos are VERY brief, they still show something, well sort of. Just enjoy them!

2 Days 2 Vegas: First Gameplay Video

PlayStation Universe got an exclusive with Steel Monkeys with the first gameplay video of their upcoming 2 Days 2 Vegas. Our opinion? It's looking pretty bad, and nothing like the screenshots we've seen a while back. But we need to remember that the game is still early in production, and this media was taken when the game was at 50% completion. It still has time to improve, lets just not hope it's a flop.

[Via PSU]

Devil May Cry 4 Demo Now Coming January 24, 2008

Looks like Capcom couldn't just make up their mind. Chris Kramer, Capcom's Senior Director of Communications and Community, confirmed that the demo for Devil May Cry 4 will be arriving on January 24, 2008.

"Warm those broadband connections. The Devil May Cry® 4 playable demo hits both the PLAYSTATION®Store and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace this Thursday, January 24, 2008. Devil May Cry 4 has been rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB)."
Look out for the demo, in which you play as Nero, this Thursday.

Faith And A .45 Revealed by Deadline Games

Deadline Games today announced it's upcoming next-gen shooter, titled Faith And A .45. The game promises "an original take on the Great Depression" with its Bonnie and Clyde-esque storyline.

Deadline states the game is a "gritty, cross-country epic" featuring a "heavy focus on characters, co-operative gameplay, road movie storytelling, and cinematic aesthetics."

Faith And A .45 tells the story of "two outlaw lovers destined to go down in history," Luke and Ruby, who will battle "an oppressive enemy force, led by a ruthless, corrupt oilman who's out for their blood."

No other details were announced about the game, but the developers state more is to come at GDC 2008.

[Via Gamasutra]

Japan: PixelJunk Racers Price Slashing, PixelJunk Monsters Demo

Starting Thursday, on the Japanese PLAYSTATION Network, Sony is selling PixelJunk Racers at almost have the cost. It will be dropping from it's usual 900 yen ($8.50) to 500 yen ($4.60) until the end of January.

In other news, a demo of PixelJunk Monsters is currently available as well. Skill up on your towers of defense two days before it releases.

[Via Siliconera]

Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Coming to the PLAYSTATION 3

Yes, what we knew as Hot Shots Golf 5 in Japan is now coming to the US dubbed as Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds.

The big headed anime looking golf palyers are going to be hitting your PLAYSTATION 3 this March. Over the next few weeks, expect to hear some more about this new title, such as new characters, the game soundtrack, online play, and more.

View screenshots of this game here and here.

[Introducing Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds]

Condemned 2 Coming March 11, Multiplayer Modes Revealed

Sega has just announced the release date of their upcoming PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360 title, Condemned 2: Bloodshot. The game is set to release at retailers March 11, 2008.

Along with the release date, they revealed the online multiplayer modes.

- Crime Scene is an innovative round-based competition to find and protect valuable evidence within the Condemned universe. One team will use their forensic tools to track and scan the evidence while the opposing team will do everything in their power to keep the evidence hidden and protected.

- Bum Rush is a team-based race against time. With three minutes before one team can safely be evacuated, players must hold off an onslaught of attacks by the other team until the timer runs out in order to stand a chance of survival.

- Deathmatch
is the classic free-for-all mode. Players can use every weapon they can find to dispatch enemies as quickly as possible in this melee battle royale. The player with the highest score at the end of the time limit wins.

- Team Deathmatch
is the team-based version of the classic free-for-all mode. Working together, players pick up weapons from the environment and fight off as many enemies as possible before the clock runs down. The team with the highest score after the time limit wins.
[Via FiringSquad]

Far Cry 2: Environmental Teaser

I know what your thinking. If I didn't know this was a trailer for Far Cry 2, I would of also thought it was some part of Sony's upcoming Afrika, but sadly, it's not. Instead, this is an environmental view of Ubisoft's upcoming Far Cry 2. Enjoy!

Reminder: Burnout Paradise Tearing Streets Today

For those of you that don't know, Criterion's much anticipated Burnout Paradise has been released today. Mark your calendars, because today's release is just the first of many to come this 2008. I'll see you in Paradise.

Head down to your local game store and pick up this fantastic driver.

The Club Demo Arriving On US PSN This Thursday

Sure, if you live in Europe or have a European PLAYSTATION Network account, you've probably been playing The Club demo for a while now. For those who don't want to make a European account, the demo is arriving this Thursday on the PLAYSTATION Store. Try not to look forward to it.

[Via PS3 Fanboy]

Devil May Cry 4 Demo Arriving on Japanese PSN This Thursday

If you want the Devil May Cry 4 demo as soon as possible, considering the US date for the demo is two Thursdays away from now, then we got you covered.

You might want to set up a Japanese PLAYSTATION Network account, because this Thursday, January 24, 2008, the Japanese PLAYSTATION Store will be receiving the Devil May Cry 4 demo.

Get those accounts running.

[Via Ripten]

Rumor: Splinter Cell: Conviction Coming to PLAYSTATION 3?

Since one rumor wasn't good enough for the PLAYSTATION 3 community, today arises another.

According to GAME, a major retailer in the UK, the once exclusive Xbox 360 and PC title, Splinter Cell: Conviction, is coming to the PLAYSTATION 3.

Ubisoft UK denied any PLAYSTATION 3 version of Conviction although. Fans can still hope.

[Via CVG]

Alone In The Dark: Central Dark Trailer

New York City is full of surprises. Atari unleashes them in Alone in the Dark, where you investigate, along with doing many other things as well. Enjoy walking through Central "Dark".

White 40GB PLAYSTATION 3 Coming to the US?

That white 40GB PLAYSTATION 3 that those lucky Japanese get may be seeing a US release. According to some updated photos presented to the FCC, Sony could be unleashing the white mammoth to the States.

The listing doesn't necessarily confirm the white PLAYSTATION 3's US release, but it's highly likely. Combine this with that January 28 price drop rumor and I think we have a winner.

[Via PS3 Fanboy]