Archive for June 13, 2009

New Dragon Quest IX Scan from V-Jump

Posted in Magazine Scans, Nintendo Wii, V-Jump with tags , , , , on June 13, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

DQIXA new scan of Dragon Quest IX from V-Jump has appeared on the interwebs.

It comes as Square Enix starts a new promotional push for the game in Japan for the summer. Catch it after the jump.

It’s out next year in the west (at least we’d like to think it is) for the Wii.

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E3 2009: God of War III – E3 Trailer and Screens

Posted in E3 2009, PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

God of War III

We were meant to get this up earlier this week, but we blame the original upload of the video, it failed just before it finished, but here it is, the trailer and screens from E3 of God of War III. The game was confirmed for a March 2010 release after a demo at Sony’s press conference last week.

Catch the E3 screens and trailer after the jump.

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Metal Gear Solid: Rising to Not Use Metal Gear Solid 4 Engine

Posted in PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

RisingSo, we’d think that MGS: Rising will look good with the Metal Gear Solid 4 engine? Oh no doubt it’ll look great, but not on the MGS4 engine. The hewest KP report (pointed out by PS3-Center) has said that they are using a new engine for the game, so it can run fine on the Xbox 360 and PC versions as well as the PS3 version.

After one game too, 4 years of developing with that engine done the tube, along with money? We’d like to think not, we hope Kojima will bring it back for whatever big PS3 project he is doing next (we’d tell you what we want it to be, but you probably know as we’ve been wanting it forever now) as he aint directly involved with Rising, only being a Producer on the title.

Metal Gear Solid 4 celebrated it’s 1 year birthday yesterday, catch our thoughts of it here.

RUMOR: Natal IS the Xbox 720… We Think

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on June 13, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

NatalWe’re still wrapping our heads around this, but if we can understand what 1up are saying, Project Natal isn’t just a prepheral now, it’s actually the Xbox 720! We think. Natal will launch next year as standard for every new Xbox 360 and will also work with any other Xbox 360 sold so far.

But when Natal launches, there will be a new Xbox and needless to say, this wont just be an improved Xbox 360 Natal, it’s a whole new console. On a hardware front, it isnt an advanced leap from the 360, but according to 1up’s Sam Kennedy, it will be rebranded, repackaged and upgraded.

Make no mistake, we wouldn’t be talking about the sort of hardware leap we’ve seen with Xbox (or most other) platforms in the past, and we’re not talking about Microsoft ending one console cycle and starting another. We’re talking about an evolution of the Xbox 360; similar hardware but upgraded, repackaged, and rebranded. It’s actually not that unlike what Nintendo did with the Wii, where it essentially took the GameCube hardware, stuck in motion controls, and successfully relaunched it. The new Xbox console is said to be aimed directly at a mainstream audience — and will launch before Nintendo is able to release its Wii HD.

And as for when we’ll see it, you’d think E3 right? Wrong, earlier then that, March at GDC 2010 for a Fall 2010 release.

Our sources point to next year’s Game Developer’s Conference as the target for its unveiling and Fall 2010 as the target for release.

Creative Director of Microsoft Games Studios Europe, Peter Molyneux went on record yesterday to state that anybody who knows design as a holy grail, throw it out the window. He also stated Natal will created whole new genres.