It’s finally here. The Wii U has been unleashed upon the world this morning, and people across the country are getting their hands on Nintendo’s latest system. Here’s our official unboxing video! Sorry, I forgot my white gloves.
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“The video game industry is now bigger than Hollywood, with hundreds of millions of dollars spent developing these interactive experiences. But there are also small-scale developers working in the indie game realm, creating unique and experimental video games without the budgets of the larger “AAA” games. These indie game developers devote time, money, and take great risks in a quest to realize their creative vision. They deftly balance game mechanics & systems, sound & visuals, and an immersive storytelling experience to push the gaming medium into revolutionary new territory. Much like indie music or indie film, the indie gaming movement provides a creative outlet for game designers who want to work outside of the mainstream.” – OffBook
Capcom announced this morning at their press conference at Gamescom the release of a new title slated for the Xbox360, Playstation 3, and PC.
The game has been developed by Paris based DONTNOD Entertainment, and will be published by Capcom. Heavily influenced by cyberpunk themes, “Remember Me” is a third-person action adventure game that is set in a futuristic Paris during the year 2084. Where players will be able to play as a young woman named Nilin, a former elite memory hunter who is able to break into peoples minds to steal, change, or even erase memories.
Somewhere down the line Nilin herself was captured and had her own memories erased, and is now trying to reclaim her identity. As well as uncover who who stole her memories and discover why this happened to her.
“Remember Me” is scheduled for release in May 2013. You can view the trailer after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
If you are a gamer who has never heard of Falcom before today then you have probably missed out on one of the most interesting action RPG franchises of the past 25 years. The Ys series has always been a unique blend of blue haired Anime girls, red headed heroes, and insanely catchy music. With the series hitting its 25th anniversary this year it is no surprise that Falcom would try to fix one of the most confusing releases in history, Ys IV.
Foliage Oceans in Celceta is to be the definitive canonical release tying together both Dawn of Ys, and Mask of the Sun into one uniquely crafted title. While also taking the time to update it to HD graphics, and bring it to the newest handheld on the market, the PlayStation Vita.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, the PlayStation Vita has been lacking game releases since it was launched, so what are the chances we would get this insanely Japanese title stateside? It is more likely than you would think due to publishers like XSEED who have worked with Falcom in the past to bring over the series previous iterations onto the PSP and the PC. While no one has picked up the publishing rights for the title at the moment, XSEED, is our best bet.
You can check out the games trailer after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
When I first heard about Wreck-it Ralph I couldn’t believe that Dinsey was making an animated move about a fictitious arcade villain. Ralph is the 9-foot-tall, 643-pound villain of an arcade video game named Fix-It Felix Jr., in which the game’s titular hero fixes buildings that Ralph destroys. For thirty years, Ralph has been doing the same job over and over and has become tired of being the bad guy. Even so much that he joined a support group for other villains from various popular video games such as Street Fighter, Super Mario, Pacman, and even Sonic the Hedgehog.
His desire to prove that he can be a good guy causes him to leave his own game and travel into other games. Leaping from one Arcade machine to the next. However, because of his actions and fleeing his own game, he paved the way for others to start doing the same causing a catastrophe that could effect the entire arcade and video game world.
Wreck-it Ralph comes out in theaters on November 2, 2012.
Just like Capcom before them, Sega has released a downloadable update for their fighting game, Virtua Fighter 5. This large downloadable update costs 15$ and can be found on both the both the Sony Entertainment Network, and Xbox Live Arcade.
Final Showdown is a adds new character costumes, animations, as well as rebalancing the current roster. Aside from the Final Showdown there is also a a slew of extensive character customization packs that cost 5$ each, or all can be bought in one fell swoop for 15$. While 30$ might be a lot for some, you get a lot of bang for your money. With all the updates, rebalancing, remodeled arenas over the vanilla version, returning character Taka-Arashi and newcomer Jean Kujo, online play, a Training Mode, eight player Online Room Match Mode, and match replays which you can upload; it is really a patch you can’t miss if you are a Virtua Fighter fan.
Check out all the games that will be coming soon to the Xbox360!
Nintendo uploaded 15 videos from games mentioned in this morning’s press event, developer interviews, and a game that will likely be talked about during tomorrow’s Software Showcase Event. The videos are:
Videos about Nintendo hardware and games:
- Wii U GamePad Virtual Tour
- Wii U – New Super Mario Bros. U E3 Trailer
Videos about games from Third Party Publishers:
- Nintendo 3DS – Activision – Transformers Prime The Game E3 Trailer
- Wii U – EA – Mass Effect 3 Take Earth Back Trailer
- Wii U – Frozenbyte – Trine 2: Director’s Cut E3 Trailer
- Wii U – Namco Bandai – Tank! Tank! Tank! E3 Trailer
- Wii U – Ubisoft – Just Dance 4 E3 Trailer
- Wii U – Ubisoft – Rayman Legends Levels E3 Trailer
- Wii U – Ubisoft – Rayman Legends Platforming Hero E3 Trailer
- Wii U – Ubisoft – ZombiU E3 Trailer
- Wii U – Warner Bros – Batman Arkham City Armored Edition E3 Trailer
- Wii U – Aliens Colonial Marines Developer Interview
- Wii U – Assassin’s Creed III Developer Interview
- Wii U – Batman Arkham City Armored Edition Developer Interview
- Wii U – Scribblenauts Unlimited Developer Interview
Click on the link below for access to every video.
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Mirror of Fate takes place 25 years after the events of Lords of Shadow. Which reveals that Gabriel is the father of Trevor Belmont, and hopes to straighten out the games timeline and the Belmont clan. The game looks to detail the struggle of the first Belmonts against that of their shameful past.
Gameplay is said to be primarily in 2D and 2.5D, though there are sections of the game that will shift into a fully 3D environments, with polygon-based graphics. Gameplay is split between four main characters, each with their own abilities and weapons. With two characters confirmed, Trevor, and Simon. Who each wield their own whip, Trevor wielding the Combat Cross, and Simon using the Vampire Killer. The mirror of fate is said to connect the characters together in Dracula’s Castle, with certain areas only being accessible by certain characters until they create a change in the castle. It is also said that the game will switch between the four characters at predetermined story points, so nonlinear exploration and discovery is encouraged to find everything during that time. The game also makes use of the touch screen to give players the ability to mark places they’d like to re-visit later, and make notes.
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate looks to be another solid title in the series portable releases. The release date is to be announced sometime in 2013.
Death – one of the greatest mysteries mankind has always pondered. Beyond: Two Souls – the latest ‘Interactive Storytelling’ installment by Quantic Dream, aims to answer the though-provoking question: what happens to us after we die?
While the details of the game were limited to a cinematic trailer during Sony’s Press Conference, David Cage (Quantic Dream Studio Head) captured the attention of gamers early on by announcing that Ellen Page (movie actress from Inception and Juno) would be voice acting for the main character, Jodie Holmes. Throughout the game, the player will use in-game decision making (similar to Quantic Dream’s recent hit, Heavy Rain) to help Jodie discover her relationship with the supernatural.
To get a better feel of what lies ahead, watch this intense 5:43 trailer.