Sunday, March 9, 2008

NCAA 09: Pre-Alpha Gameplay Footage

Featured on ESPN, a video games analysist was talking about NCAA 09 and showed us some pre-alpha footage. Even in this stage, the movement and graphics are really impressive. The video discusses the game, and Darren McFadden as cover athlete. Enjoy!

[NCAA Football 09 pre-alpha video]

Legendary: Pre-Alpha Gameplay

Thanks to GameTrailers, we have some pre-alpha footage of Spark Unlimited's upcoming Legendary. The footage above is in pre-alpha stages, meaning the graphics probably won't look that bad. We'll see when it's released. Enjoy!

Soul Calibur IV Boxart: PlayStation 3 Is the Dark Side

GameStop has listed the official boxarts for Soul Calibur IV on their game page. It seems Namco Bandai is going with the dark side and light side jokes. The PlayStation 3 boxart is dark, matching the logo on the side, with Darth Vader up top. The Xbox 360 boxart is light, matching it's logo up top, with Yoda on the top. They also match their consoles. Good work Namco Bandai!

[Soul Calibur IV Boxarts: 360 = Light Side]

LEGO Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark Gameplay

Here is the first trailer, including the first gameplay of the upcoming Indie game, LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures. It's in development by LucasArts and Traveller's Tales, and it's not looking bad at all. Enjoy!

Mirror's Edge: Nine New Screenshots

Thanks to Ene3, we have nine new images of Digital Illusions CE's upcoming Mirror's Edge. We finally get an in-game screenshot of Faith, portraying her on top of a building. We get what seems to be some underground train station level in the pictures as well. It's simply looking amazing. Enjoy!

PlayStation 3 Releases for Week of March 9, 2008

Well, for those gore fans, we have a nice release for you this week. SEGA's Condemned 2: Bloodshot is releasing in the US this week, along with Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (finally). Lets take a look at the release list.

US PlayStation 3 Releases
EU PlayStation 3 Releases
Asian PlayStation 3 Releases
Well, nothing really much to import. Enjoy Condemned!

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Information from PTOM April 2008

The latest issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine (April 2008) has a cover feature for LucasArts' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Here is a breakdown of the information we get from the new issue.

  • Controls
    • Force Jump - X
    • Force Push - O
    • Lightsaber - Square
    • Force Grip - R2
  • Game uses 3 physics engines (Euphoria engine, Havok engine, and DMM engine).
  • Timed button presses do more damage than button mashing.
  • Takes place between Episode 3 and 4.
  • Huge plot twists for the entire series.
  • Camera follows enemy bodies when spectacular moves are done.
  • Force powers take more force the stronger they are but are usable with any amount for desperate attacks.
  • You can grab flying TIE fighters and toss them into stormtroopers.
  • Blocking lasers is automatic, but pressing L2 increases chance of blocking and reflecting.
  • After completing missions you get points to upgrade powers and unlock new combos and skills.
  • Force talents are separate and are used to upgrade health, energy, deflection chance, and lightsaber damage.
  • Exploration is encouraged by finding holocrons. Sith holocrons, grant powerups, and Jedi holocrons unlock new costumes, lightsaber hilts, and crystals.
  • Enemies can grab onto things like railings to stop your force grip.
[Playstation: The Official Magazine April 08]