Friday, April 11, 2008

Resistance 2 Debut Trailer

GameTrailers TV seems to have made the Resistance 2 trailer live before the show even began. You can view Insomniac's newest title above. We will tell you something, the trailer really does tease the living crap out of us. We want more! But wait, whats this? The first gameplay footage is to arrive on June 13, 2008 (which happens to be a Friday), meaning we have to wait another two months till we see more. Why must you tease Insomniac?

Update: It was just pulled for some reason, possibly an accidental posting? For those who need some insight on the trailer, (SPOILER) it showed Nathan Hale coming out of a door saying he had 19 hours to live, and outside was the ocean and in the sky it displayed chimera ships and invasion.

Update #2: Thanks to Commenter #2, you can watch the trailer here till GameTrailers reposts the high-definition version.

Update #3: Hey look, it is back.

Naruto: Ulimate Ninja Storm: High-Res Screens, Details

The official US PlayStation Site has added a game page in for the upcoming Naruto: Ultimate Ninja STORM for the PlayStation 3. The new page contains five high-resolution screenshots seen below and above, along with some details on the game. The game features are listed below.
  • Experience Jaw-Dropping Cinematic Quality HD Graphics: Witness the cinema-quality animation comes to life in high definition. The line between Naruto animation and game graphics will truly disappear!
  • Roam Freely On Dynamic Multi-Dimensional Battle Grounds: Prepare to battle on robust, multi-dimensional battle grounds. Take advantage of the unique characteristics of each battle field! Battle is no longer limited to flat ground surfaces.
  • Unleash Your Ninja Dream Team: Form your own three-man dream squad to battle your opponents! Unleash your allies to defend you in battle, or order them to perform cooperative attacks against your opponents!
  • Discover A Brand New Mission Based Adventure Mode: Challenge a total of 100 compelling missions in Ultimate Mission Mode and experience the original animated TV series storyline up through the Sasuke Retrieval Arc!
  • Unleash Massive Secret Techniques on An Unprecedented Scale: Using the power of the PLAYSTATION®3, you can now destroy your enemies with bigger, meaner, stronger and more cinematic secret techniques than ever before!
  • Master 25 Fully Transformable Warriors: Behold your characters transforming into powerful superior warriors in battle! All characters will possess amazing power that will expand the very scale of a battle to the next level!
The game sounds great, and we are hoping those 100 missions cover at least 100 episodes. We all know the PlayStation 3 can handle that and more. We know, we thought it was shocking two coming from the US Site.

Reminder: Resistance 2 Trailer at 12:00 AM

Just a little reminder to all the readers. Tonights episode of GameTrailers TV will be airing at a special time of 12:00AM and will feature seven gaming exclusives, with one of them being the debut trailer for Resistance 2. If you want to see it, set your TV's to SpikeTV tonight at 12:00AM EST (not sure how it airs in other time zones). We will tell you what we think when it airs.

Enjoy the show!

Fallout 3 Collector's Edition Detailed by GameStop

A new GameStop page has the details of the Collector's Edition of Fallout 3 posted, which is due out this Fall 2008. The Collector's Edition is going for a whopping $20 more at $79.99 and includes a Vault Boy bobble head, a hardcover Art of Fallout 3 book, a Making of Fallout 3 DVD, and the game. All this comes packaged in a customized Fallout 3 lunch box. Bethesda, why must you tease!

[Fallout 3 Collector's Edition]

SingStar Vol. 2: First Five Screenshots

The SingStar Volume 2 that was announced last week by SCE Studios London, has already gotten it's first five screenshots. Thanks to HardGame2, you can view them here. Meanwhile the US still hasn't received the first SingStar. Its on its way guys. Enjoy!

Grand Theft Auto IV Site Update 4.11.08

Rockstar gave Grand Theft Auto IV's official website a massive update today, adding new screenshots, new sections, new interactive flash objects, and added the multiplayer section. The new interactive sections can be accessed through the links below.
They've also added the Multiplayer Section. The multiplayer section reveals only a bit of the multiplayer, keeping the Cooperative and Competitive modes a secret. Under Team modes although, we have Team Deathmatch, Team Mafiya Work, Team Car Jack City, Cops n' Crooks, and Turf War. Under the Race section, there is Race and GTA Race. Below for the descriptions.
Team Mafiya Work: (2 to 8 teams) You're a member of a crew doing contract work for the mafiya—including such plum gigs as escorting wanted men, picking up MacGuffins and stealing cars. Work as a team to complete contracts before the time period ends and get the rewards. You'll probably want to do your best to scupper the other crew's work as well. Each contract you complete gives your team cash, and the crew with the most cash at the end of the round wins.

Team Car Jack City: (2 - 8 teams) Cars spawn parked around the map and the teams must steal then and take them to a drop off point. Teh cash teams get for dropping of stolen vehicles depends on their condition—teams get less cash the more damaged they are. The exception to this are special bonus cars, stuffed with drugs, which five a set amount of cash on delivery no matter how damaged they are. Your crew has to get hold of whatever vehicles the boss wants. Whichever crew makes the most money wins. Simple.

Turf War:
(2 teams only) A timed capture-the-base mode. There are a number of bases around the map that you have to take by stand on on them for a short period of time. The more players that are on a base, the faster it can be captures. The more bases that your team owns, the faster your team's cash score increases. If the rival gang is on or near a base, you won't be be able to take control of it—so do what you can to try and... displace them. The team with the most cash at the end of the round wins.

Race: Race to the finish through each checkpoint in order. If you take a wrong turn or mess up in some way, you can respawn your vehicle on the last checkpoint you passed. There is a large selection of races for cars, boats , and helicopters—you can choose laps and vehicle class/type. This mode has two sub-modes: Free Race and Cannonball Run.

GTA Race: Similar to the orthodox Race, but with the added element of combat. Race and fight your way through the checkpoints in order and then hit the finish, but this time you can also pick up the weapons spawned en route to help take out your opponents. You can also exit the vehicle during the road races.

Thanks to Kotaku for writing up most of the descriptions. View the new images and videos below.

Resident Evil 5: Translated Famitsu Jun Takeuchi Interview

If you remember that Famitsu Resident Evil 5 interview a few weeks back, there is now a translated version up for viewing on the Capcom Blog. The interview is being done with Jun Takeuchi, the producer of Resident Evil 5. The video at the link features English subs and some new gameplay if you haven't seen the video yet. There is also a high-resolution you can download here. If not, follow the link to watch the video.

[Watch Resident Evil 5 Translated Interview]

Grand Theft Auto IV Requries 3.26MB of HDD Space for PlayStation 3

The official boxart of Grand Theft Auto IV, on display at Currys in the United Kingdom, says that the minimum required HDD space required on the PlayStation 3 to run the game is a mere 3340KB (3.26MB). It also tells us that the PlayStation 3 version will support 1080p along with the Xbox 360 counterpart. However, it is not native 1080p for either version of the game.

[GS Forum] [GTAIV requires 3340KB HDD storage in PS3 version]

PlayStation Store Revamp: Four New EU Screenshots

Courtesy of VG247, we have four more screenshots of the new PlayStation Store for Europe. The store is confirmed for an NA and EU release of April 15, 2008. So as we wait for Tuesday, enjoy the new screens.

SCEE Announces Next PlayStation Store Update

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has confirmed that the new PlayStation Store would go live at the same time as everywhere else (April 15, 2008) today. They also revealed however, the store will not get updated until that Thursday April 17, 2008. They included a list of upcoming content for that update as well.

- Metal Gear Online Premiere Beta
- Sega Superstar Tennis demo

- Warhawk: Operation Broken Mirror expansion
- Lair "Diabolical Dragons" pack
- Lair "Skyguard Upgrade" pack

Game Videos
- "A collection of trailers including the latest for GTA IV"
We are guessing the special surprise in the update is the Metal Gear Online beta, making it available to all. Nice to see for once Europe isn't treated like crap.

[CEE announces next PSN Store update, including MGO beta [UPDATE]]

Konami Announces European Metal Gear Online Beta Plans

Konami today announced their plans for the European Metal Gear Online beta. The beta will be available to everyone from the PlayStaton Store starting on April 17, 2008 and will be playable from April 21 to May 6. The beta will feature the two maps “Blood Bath” and “Groznyi Grad”, which will have you strategically thinking in order to obtain victory. View the full press release below.

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH announced Metal Gear Online Premiere Beta for Kojima Productions' online epic

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced its plans for a public beta program across Europe for its forthcoming Metal Gear Online title for PLAYSTATION®3. Konami will release Metal Gear Online Premiere Beta via the PlayStation Store from April 17th, with online tests running from April 21st through May 6th. An all-new Metal Gear title specifically designed as a multi-player online experience, Metal Gear Online will be released worldwide as part of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots on June 12th.

The beta program will offer players a unique chance to sample the innovative multi-player experience of Metal Gear Online, which emphasizes cooperative team-based play. Those downloading the beta will be invited to explore two maps – “Blood Bath” and “Groznyi Grad” – each of which requires unique strategies in order to achieve victory.

Metal Gear Online will launch as part of Guns of the Patriots in June as a Starter Pack, comprising five unique stages: “Ambush Alley,” where trenches and sandbags litter an arena built for close and medium range combat; “Blood Bath,” a two-tier battle setting; and “Groznyi Grad,” the expansive Shagohod development complex from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater which features human catapults that propel players to different areas of the environment. Rounding out the five stage set are the dusty, Middle Eastern alleyways found in Guns of the Patriots entitled “Midtown Maelstrom,” and the rooftop settings of “Urban Ultimatum.” Konami is committed to the release of additional Expansion Packs to be released throughout the year.

Up to 16 people can play simultaneously, with game worlds created using Guns of the Patriots’s incredible 3D engine. Retaining the classic stealth combat gameplay of the Metal Gear series, players are dropped in a series of war zones wherein different challenges await. Five game modes await players on stages that span the globe and the history of MGS: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture and Base and Sneaking missions. Additional information on Metal Gear Online and the beta program can be found at