Well, the whole helpless female vibe going on here is not exactly going to make the gal gamers too happy (nor anyone who hates this particular stereotype in gaming), but here it is. Nintendo 3DS owners are in store for another great-looking Resident Evil game with hopefully much better gameplay and multiple save slots this time. I guess we’ll have to see when the game ships now, won’t we?
Saber Interactive’s innovative gravity flipping cover-based shooter is one of those games you HAVE to play to fully grasp. This action-packed teaser is a fun clip, but I can see some people mistaking it for yet another Gears of War clone (when it’s FAR from it). As I’ve said previously, this one will surprise a lot of people once they get their hands on it. Hopefully Saber can make the full experience as rewarding and surprising as what I’ve seen and played so far. A Vita version down the road would be really sweet as well.. but let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet.
Fantastic. Level-5 and Studio Ghibli’s gorgeous single-player RPG Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joō has been one of the most desired for localization imports of the last few years. The game revolves around a young boy who enters an alternate world using a magical book in order to try and resurrect his late mother. The Nintendo DS version, Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi was released last year to rave reviews in Japan and excellent sales, so it’s pretty much guaranteed that the November 2011 Japanese release for the PS3 will be equally successful. As soon as we find out who’s localizing and publishing the US version, that news will become available.
While no word of an English localization of the DS version has been announced, I’d imagine Nintendo (and Nintendo of America) wouldn’t let Sony steal all the glory by getting the onlyversion of this eagerly awaited game to gamers outside of Japan. That and the Japanese version of the DS game came in a really cool over-sized box thanks to the game manual designed to look like the magic book the main character carries and yes, it would indeed be great to see a similar package hit US as well as UK and European retailers.
This super-fast arcade racing franchise may not yet be as big as certain others, but it’s hard to top for a pick up and play experience that caters to folks who prefer a game that’s not even close to an accurate simulation yet still tons of fun. Check out the trailer for the upcoming Vita game, which is looking like it’ll be a launch title in Japan come December 17. No doubt it’ll also be part of the US launch lineup, but don’t hold me to that…
Well, now – it’s definitely looking super on the Vita and I like the new characters as much as I did the ones in the Wii original. Given that the Vita game isn’t a direct sequel, I’m willing to forgive it for not going for the exact same look as the first game. Hopefully, the small but dedicated fan base that played and enjoyed this on the Wii will like what they see as well. It looks as if KOnami is releasing the game in Japan, but as for who’s got the US publishing rights, your guess is as good as mine. Let’s hope Xseed does the deed once more for continuity’s sake.
Ah, nostalgia… SG is looking really cool and hopefully will capture the absolute best of the 2D and 3D Sonic games in one package. The last couple of Sonic titles have been quite good, warts and all, but I think Sega is on track to deliver one of the best games featuring its popular mascot to date. If not, it’s off the the glue factory. That or I can see some failed mascot from days gone by taking Sonic’s place. Anyone remember Socket, Pulseman or Awesome Possum? NO? Hmmm.. then again, I think Sonic’s job is quite secure after all…
Capcom is really going all out to give MvC3 fans the best version of the game outside the arcades. There's even a reversible cover set for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions with voting taking place on the Capcom Unity blog so fans can let their voices be heard on which they think is the better cover. I'm betting most go for the Japanese cover art more because they think Japanese-designed game covers are best (which isn't always the case). Check out the three trailers above and below the jump to see what all the fuss is about.Read more »
Yikes. I don't have time to write up separate posts for all of these, so I'll let the assortment of trailers above and below (and below the the jump) show you some of what's cooking at TGS from Namco Bandai. Between the nice support for PS Vita and 3DS plus the other key console titles coming, it's clear that the publisher is really intent on bringing it where it counts. There's definitely something for just about every taste in this lineup. I'll try and get some screens up this weekend or next week, as I'm swamped with a few reviews and such to get done. I will say that Katamari looks like it will be an absolute dream on Vita, especially with the double touchscreen deal…
And here you go: the complete prologue to From Soft’s upcoming action/RPG guaranteed to make grown men and women weep, throw controllers and hide under the couch simultaneously. I can’t wait for October 7, that’s for sure.
Hmmm… If Capcom and Namco somehow ever fail at this whole games thing, they definitely have a future in making some pretty funny comedies starring their Street Fighter and Tekken game characters. Of course, I’m kidding, but that TGS trailer above is pretty darn hilarious. Below is the new Pandora Mode, which looks like a ton of fun. I’m more of a sit down with someone on the same couch kind of player when it comes to these fighters, but then again, I’m no competitive player at all. I just love checking out all the animation and art that goes into the games, win or lose.