Archive for July 8, 2009

Tales of Vesperia PS3 Demo Coming Next Week

Posted in Dengeki PlayStation, PlayStation 3 with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

tales-of-vesperiaNamco’s announced that’ll be bringing a demo of the PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia to the Japanese PS Store as of Monday, July 13th.

The news comes by way of .

The game touches ground on September 17th for the PS3. So far, no Western plans for the game, other then a release for the Xbox 360 a couple of weeks ago. It’s being published by Namco-Bandai.

BioWare: EA (and Not MGS) “owns” the Mass Effect IP

Posted in BioWare, EA, EA Games, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

ME2There’s hope yet for PLAYSTATION 3 owners, looking to get a sweet fix of that juicy Mass Effect 2, it might still come to that big black box yet.

According to Joystiq, when they talked to BioWare’s Matt Atwood, he confirmed that the game was still being released as a 360 exclusive alongside the PC, he did confirm that EA, and not Microsoft Games Studios who published Mass Effect 1 for the 360 two years ago, own the IP after they bought BioWare a year and a half ago.

Yes. EA owns the rights to Mass Effect.

And there ya have it, believe PS3 owners.

It’s out 2010 for 360 though as it stands.

SCEE: Uncharted 2 “currently scheduled” for October [UPDATE]

Posted in Naughty Dog, PlayStation 3, Uncharted, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

uncharted-2-multiplayerUPDATE: This shit just got confusing. VG247 has just emailed SCEE about it and, well, SCEE are retracting the October date.

Honestly, either this is a retraction or someone’s made a poo-poo. Cant wait to see the inbox for GO.

UPDATE 2: Yup, it was a honest mistake. Our guy at SCEE emailed GOONL!NE about an hour ago to let us know that the October date was for review code and assets. So, it still remains at Autumnn… for now. But it is coming.

Original Story: Only known for a Fall release date thus far, Uncharted 2 will launch in Europe for PLAYSTATION 3 in October, thats what SCEE has told GOONL!NE this afternoon when we went to SCEE about a specfic release date.

In an email to GO, a SCEE rep told us that, while no exact specfic date was confirmed, the game is “currently scheduled for an October release.” However, we were told that a specfic date would be coming “closer to launch”.

When it was revealed back at the Spike Video Game Awards in December, it was announced for a Fall 2009 release date. And only last week, Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells confirmed that a date would be coming very soon in a PS Blog livetext, but still had it down as Fall.

It was only confirmed today that GameTrailers would show a brand new 3 minute cutscene of the game never shown before, as well as a brand new level also never seen before, in their Uncharted 2 themed episode this week.

Catch our impressions of the multiplayer beta here.

Lempel: We’re No Longer Doing “catch up” on XBL

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

playstation-3Director of the PlayStation Network in the US, Eric Lempel, has said that the PSN is no longer playing “catch up” with Xbox Live.

It comes in an interview with IndustryGamers.

I don’t think there’s a lot of ‘catch up’ [with XBL] any more. In some cases, I think we’ve got more, and we’ve got some other things they don’t have. In terms of strengths, of course we’re still free, and we’re giving you a lot for free. It’s not just free online gaming, but we’ve got PlayStation Home, which is a massive community and application that’s totally free to use. I think there’s a lot we’re doing that in some cases they’re not doing, and I don’t see a lot of things they’re doing that we’re not.

More through the link.

Dante’s Inferno – New Trailer

Posted in EA, EA Games, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Dante's InfernoEA’s sent out this trailer for Dante’s Inferno. Catch it after the jump.

It’s out next year, by Viscerial Games of Dead Space fame, for PLAYSTATION 3 and Xbox 360.

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New Uncharted 2 Level to Be Revealed Tomorrow

Posted in Naughty Dog, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Uncharted, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with tags , , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

uncharted-2-1GameTrailers TV will air Uncharted 2 this week at Naughty Dog, where the episode will have brand new details as well as a 3 minute cut-scene and a level in the game never seen before.

We’re still to hear a date for the game, but we’ll check in with Sony soon about that. All we know is that it’s Fall for the PS3. Catch the promo after the jump.

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New Last Guardian Scans Get Out

Posted in PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Team ICO, The Last Guardian with tags , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

TRICOTSA’s got brand new scans of The Last Guardian, which has showed up in this week’s edition of Famitsu PS3 + PSP (note: not the main Famitsu we cover every Wednesday, a spin-off).

Truth be told, they’re stunning, abit a bit grainny from the scans. Catch them at the link.

It’s in development at Team ICO for the PLAYSTATION 3. Earlier this week, Team ICO leader Fumito Ueda had a couple of things to say about Mario Galaxy and Grand Theft Auto IV.

Assassins Creed 2 Developer Diary Released

Posted in Assassins Creed 2, PlayStation 3, Ubisoft, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

assassins-creed-2Ubisoft’s sent out the first developer diary for Assassins Creed II.

It contains interviews and gameplay, ya know, the usual. Catch it after the jump.

It’s out November 17th/20th for PS3 and 360.

Thanks to TheSixthAxis.

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Bungie Share Details on Halo 3: ODST Multiplayer Maps

Posted in Halo, Halo 3: ODST, MGS Published Games with tags , , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Halo 3 ODSTBungie’s released the first details of Part 2 of it’s Mythic map pack, which will be on the mutliplayer disc which accompanies Halo 3: ODST. They’re called Heretic, Citadel and Longshore. According to the nuggets of info given by Bungie:

  • Heretic returns players to familiar ground as the “Halo 2″ arena Midship makes its long-rumored debut in “Halo 3.” The stark interior of the Pious Inquisitor might appear austere on first glance, but Heretic’s symmetrical spaces require players to execute complex strategies in order to outplay their opponents.
  • Citadel may be a long abandoned Forerunner stronghold, but its small, symmetrical confines are far from secure. Two opposing bases offer little safety for players looking for solace. Instead, Citadel forces small squads to stay in constant communication, keep their heads on a swivel, and be prepared to adjust combat tactics in close quarters.
  • Longshore lacks the commercial ships that once made it a lucrative port for Old Mombasa, but it still bustles with activity. Designed for large scale combat and well suited for smaller affairs, Longshore’s multitude of industrial buildings, elevated walks, and open inlets conspire to create a complex battleground tailored for multiple combat scenarios.

As well as that, they also released several new screens of the maps as part of their Bungie Day which was celebrated yesterday. Catch them after the jump.

Game’s out worldwide on September 22nd.

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Final Fantasy II Out on Japanese PSN Store

Posted in Final Fantasy, PlayStation 3, Square Enix with tags , , , , on July 8, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

square-enixSquare’s put up Final Fantasy II on the Japanese PlayStation Store for ¥600.

We just checked just now, after a heads up from the Examiner, its there. It comes mere weeks after Final Fantasy was released in Japan, which now means that both parts of Final Fantasy Origins, which was released for the PS1, are now on the store.

Only a couple of weeks ago, EU and US PS3 and PSP owners were treated to the PS1 classic release of Final Fantasy VII, but we’re gonna check in with Square Enix to see if there are plans to release more games on the PS3.