Thursday, 17 March 2011

Okamiden Launch Trailer

By Mark

Back in 2006 when Okami hit the PS2 it quickly became a hit among many with it's striking art style and solid gameplay receiving considerable acclaim from many reviewers regardless of its poor sales.

The direct sequel to the title, Okamiden, is now upon us releasing in late September in Japan last year and right about now here in the UK and US. While the game has headed off to the DS it retains the appealing art direction, fun gameplay and sense of humour which you can see in the launch trailer.

Anarchy Reigns Mathilda Reveal Trailer

By Mark

The character reveals for Platinum Games online brawler keep on coming, this time showcasing Mathilda. This little lady goes into battle wielding the 'Iron Maiden' which is really best described by the game itself as a "collapsible whip that can transform into a giant bat". If that doesn't sound dangerous enough when it is in bat form it "generated countless beam spikes"

Anarchy Reigns is the latest title from the team that created Bayonetta and Vanquish. The title is looking to bring the archaic fast paced combat of a hack 'n' slash game to an online setting. It certainly makes for an interesting premise, we'll have to see how it all pans out.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Halo: Reach Defiant DLC available now

By Jonny

The Halo: Reach 'Defiant map pack' has now gone live and can be yours for the usual price of 800 microsoft points. Created by 343 Industries in partnership with Certain Affinity, the new DLC contains three brand new maps, two of which are for competitive play and one for firefight.
The pack also includes brand new achievements for a total of 150 extra gamer points; the full list is displayed below.

Return to Sender (30) -- Defiant: Successfully return two flags in a matchmade CTF game.

Crackin' Skulls (45) -- Defiant: Kill 3 players with the Oddball in a matchmade Oddball game.

Candy from a Baby (75) -- Defiant: Capture two flags from an enemy capture zone in a matchmade Stockpile game

Australian Mortal Kombat ban appeal rejected

By Jonny
Last month it was revealed that Mortal Kombat would not see the light of day in Australia. Then Warner Bros were quick to act and placed an appeal into the Australian classifications board defending their title.

The board deemed the title "unsuitable for persons aged under 18 years to play" (Australia does not have an 18+ rating) and Warner Bros declared that their game was no more violent than some other titles released in the territory.

It seems that the classification board did not agree with this statement and under their authority the game shall not be released in the country. Warner Bros have since replied to this announcement with the following message
"We're obviously extremely disappointed that the Refused Classification decision has been upheld by the Classification Review Board...We want to thank the thousands of Mortal Kombat fans in Australia and around the world who have voiced their support during the appeal process."
Source: Gamespot

Battlefield 3 - 'Fault Line' Episode 2

By Mark

More Battlefield 3 gameplay has come our way via the next installment of the 'Fault Line' series that EA are releasing virally. This video picks up where the original left off and the squad are having to deal with an enemy sniper, you'll like how they choose to get rid of him.

If you missed the first episode be sure to catch it here and the third episode will be hitting on March 30th. In the most recent edition of Official Playstation Magazine, DICE made a statement regarding their rivals in the FPS market saying: "our competitors are getting lazy... they had better watch out. We are coming for them.". Thems fighting words, although it does look like they're looking to back them up. 

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 'Reverie' DLC Dated

By Mark

The first major DLC addition for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow has been given a solid release date since being delayed a while back. We were told it would come in March and it will indeed, Reverie will be hitting on March 30th.

For those that don't know Reverie will see Gabriel return to the castle in order to help Laura the former servant to the vampire Carmilla, in destroying an evil that was previously kept held back. We'll see our hero protecting the lost girl through three different stages and if that wasn't enough there is also a 'breathtaking' twist to come. 

This addition will also be acting as a blend into the next DLC addition Resurrection features Gabriel in "a final showdown with a very notorious enemy".

Monday, 14 March 2011

Operation Flashpoint: Red River - Sgt. Kirby Bio Trailer

By Mark

Continuing with the theme of showing Operation Flashpoint: Red River through 'bio' trailers comes this latest one showcasing Sgt. Kirby, squad leader and rifleman of the fireteam.

The video focuses on the thoughts of Kirby and the reason he fights and does what he does, which boils down to saving his fellow marines so they can return to a happy family once the struggles are over.

Red River is looking to full drop in drop out co-op too so that players can construct their own fireteams to complete mission, with each member having their own specific talents and abilities. The game will be launching on April 21st in Europe and April 26th in North America for PS3, 360 and PC.

Prey 2 Announced!

By Mark

Bethesda have just announced that the sequel to 2006 FPS Prey is in development by the studio Human Head Studio who handled the original title. The game will also be running off of the 'iD Tech Engine' and the game's project lead Chris Reinhart said of the title:
"Prey 2 will provide gamers the opportunity to explore a new facet of the Prey universe, one that offers fast-paced action in an open, alien world. We’re excited to show gamers the title we have been working on and hope they will be as excited by this title as we are.”
The title is currently slated for a 2012 release for the PS3, 360 and PC platforms. To keep up to date with some more information head over to the game's official Facebook page and keep checking back here for more. You folks excited? The original game was held high by many that played it.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

God of Thunder, Raiden returns to Mortal Kombat

By Jonny

he master of  lightning returns to Mortal Kombat once again to fight on the side of justice, which apparently requires him to seperate all his foes limbs from their body by repeatedly hiting them with blasts of lighning. Well i suppose as long as EarthRealm is saved i guess it really doesn't matter how he does it right?

So if you haven't already guessed Raiden is the focus of the next character trailer relased by NetherRealm Studios as we edge dangerously close to the games April release date. In the new trailer we get to see Raiden perform his bone shattering X-ray attack on Barraka as well as a look into the characters back story so check it out.

Mortal Kombat is set for a April 2011 release and is being published by Warner Bros.

Battlefield 3 capable of 256 players online

By Jonny

According to DICE CEO Patrick Soderlund, Battlefield 3 is capable of supporting up to 256 players in its online multiplayer, which rivals the PS3 exclusive MAG. In an interview with Atomic Maximum Power Gaming, Partick gave the below statement.
"A lot of people ask us about 64 versus 128 or 256 players. Technically, we can go to 256, we've tried it. We play tested with 128. You've got to make a game that's fun to play and, arguably, we think that the most fun you can have is when it's between 32 and 40 players."
So even though Battlefield can support this crazy amount of people, I doubt we will see it in the final game, unless of course you play the PC version. Then I'm sure the community will work their magic.

Source: AMP