Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Square Enix Launching New Community Site

Square Enix is reaching out to fans an opening a brand new community website for North American users. The site will feature exclusive content such as interviews with developers, downloadable content, sweepstakes, and trailers. Hopefully trailers for Final Fantasy XIII & Versus XIII will make their way to the site.

You can visit the site at this link and register as well. Registering today will enable you access when the site officially launches on March 24, 2008.

[Square Enix launches new community site]

Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Launch Trailer

Well, Ubisoft finally released Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 this week, and with every release comes a launch trailer. This new trailer shows you all the action that occurs in Vegas along with some high review scores. Enjoy!

Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit: Low Amount of Characters, Stages

It seems the first Dragon Ball Z game to hit next generation consoles will be a a small one. In a new interview with Donny Clay, Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit producer at Atari, he reveals some more information on the game.

The story takes place from the beginning of the Saiyan Saga to the end of th Cell Saga, following mostly an existing narrative. Clay compares the game to the Budokai series a couple of years back.

The thing is, the amount of characters and stages are going to be small. According to Donny Clay, there will be only 21 characters and a (very weak) 5 stages.

[Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit Details]

Far Cry 2 Multiplayer: 16-Player Deatmatch & Advanced Map Editor

At the recent Play.Com Live event, developers of Far Cry 2 spoke on the games multiplayer functionalities.

The game will support 16-player matches on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions. The game will include your basic multiplayer modes such as Team Deathmatch, Deathmatch, Capture The Flag, and more.

Whats really cool is this new map editor that they are bringing to the console and PC versions. Far Cry 2 will let you do whatever you want in the game's map editor, such as reshaping terrain, moving around objects and vegetation, etc. Then, you can share your maps online. No information on how they would be shared though.

Far Cry 2 sounds more promising every time. When more information comes in on this highly anticipated shooter, we will be sure to have you updated.

[FarCry 2’s Multiplayer : Advanced Map Editor & 16 Player DM]

Call of Duty 4 Patch Released

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was finally patched for the PlayStation 3, receiving it nearly 2 weeks after it's Xbox 360 and PC versions. Load up your game and automatically install the patch, it includes the following.

  • Optimized servers.
  • New Kill cams (grenades, RPG's, airstrikes, claymores, and more).
  • Quick Mute (allows user to mute annoying players by pressing X on their user ID in the lobby).
  • Addition of "Recently Met Players" for the PlayStation Network.
  • Improvements to the Sniper Rifles and Acog attachments (no more delayed shots).
[Call of Duty 4 gets patched]

Konami Ships Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection

Konami Digital Entertainment announced today that Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection has shipped for the PlayStation 2 nationwide. The package features Metal Gear Solid for the PSone along with Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 (director's cut). If your looking to get into Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots in June, then you definately need to buy this collection.

Metal Gear Solid Hitting Japanese PlayStation Network

Keeping up the hype for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots isn't a hard thing for Sony to do. Sony is now releasing Metal Gear Solid (the first one for the PSone) on Japanese PlayStation network. The game will be available for the PlayStation 3 and PSP on March 21, 2008 with a price tag of 600 yen. There is no mention of it coming to other territories, but hopefully it will (along with Resident Evil 2).

[MGS1 hitting Japanese PSN]

Possible New Final Fantasy Versus XIII Trailer Coming Midnight

Square Enix today announced that they will be releasing a Final Fantasy Versus XIII trailer at midnight o n their Mobile News Channel for Docomo cell phones. We are still unsure whether it is a new trailer or the old one released on the CLOUD DVD. Either one is possible.

However you must remember, chances are slim that this trailer will make an appearance on the web

[Possible new FF Versus XIII trailer to be released]

SCEE Speaks on Leaked European PlayStation Network List

Sony UK issued a statement today regarding the list of PlayStation Network titles that was leaked yesterday. In the leak, many new titles and pieces of add-on content appeared, such as a LAIR add-on, or the Ratchet: Quest for Booty game/add-on. New things appeared such as something called The Last Guy.

Sony did not confirm or deny whether the list is genuine. They just state the information on it is subject to change.

"Internal working documents naturally have proposed dates against titles, but these change frequently and dates are not confirmed until issued as part of a press release or formal announcement," the statement reads. "The same applies to titles of games, which may be working titles or placeholders subject to later confirmation.

"As a result, no weight should be given to titles or dates that appear in this document, other than to those which have already been formally confirmed."

Seems we cannot ask them what any of the new content is either. "We will not be commenting on any title mentioned that has not already been confirmed and/or given an official launch date." I guess we will have to wait.

[Sony talks leaked PSN list]

Persona 4 Announced for PlayStation 2

I was hoping to see the next Persona title arrive on the PlayStation 3, but that doesn't seem to be the case. The latest issue of Famitsu magazine revealed Persona 4. The official website is launching on March 24, 2008. The site can be accessed here (http://p4.atlusnet.jp), but currently does not work. Here is a breakdown of the information we have thanks to Akayuki.
- Trailer on DVD.
- July 10th release.
- 85% Complete.
- Looks like Persona 3 but better.
- 180+ Personas.
- Hashino is directing, Soejima is art director and character designer, Meguro is composing.
- Takes place in the countryside, a more nostalgic environment.
- The theme is murder mystery/suspense, it’s a mystery thriller with twists and turns.
- Multiple endings.
- 1.5x the size of Persona 3.
- 60-70 hours.
- There is a weather forecast system, and whenever there is a fog, a murder occurs.
There is always Persona 5. [Akayuki]

PSP Firmware 3.93 Coming Tomorrow

On March 18, 2008, Sony will be releasing PSP firmware version 3.93, which expands support for PlayStation Network titles. The PSP Internet Radio feature will also have 20 new internet radio players to enjoy as well. Look forward to it tomorrow.

[New Internet Radio Stations and Firmware coming to PSP]

Metal Gear Solid 4 PlayStation 3 Bundle Offers 'Steel' Color

According to the latest issue of Famitsu, the special Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots bundle the PlayStation 3 will be receiving comes with a new Steel color, as reported in the Japanese scan. Whether or not this is only for Japan, we're not sure. We will update you when we find out more.

[MGS4 Premium Pack to offer PS3 'Steel' special color]