Archive for October 2011
- The most critically acclaimed crossover fighting game of this year gets its ultimate incarnation on November 15 (North America)/November 18 (Europe) for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
- Twelve new legends from Marvel and Capcom join the fray, bringing the roster of characters included up to 48, and a total of 50 with DLC.
- Includes eight new stages, including tons of tweaks and surprises added to existing stages.
- Includes some of the most iconic and celebrated characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes, including the just-announced Phoenix Wright on the Capcom side and Nova from the Marvel universe. The revamped roster also includes Vergil, Nemesis, Strider and Firebrand from Capcom and Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider and Hawkeye from Marvel.
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 offers re-balanced gameplay that will provide accessible depth for both newcomers and pros alike.
- After many fan requests, Spectator mode is now available as part of an overall improved online experience along with other new modes and enhancements.
- The ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom experience can be had at a low MSRP of $39.99.
- The PlayStation Vita version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 includes touchscreen functionality as well as online and local multiplayer.
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for PlayStation Vita will deliver the same experience you would expect on the PlayStation 3.
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be a launch title for PlayStation Vita.
Q. Why isn’t this game a download update?
A. With the addition of 12 new characters plus the inclusion of Spectator Mode, eight new arenas as well as updates to the game system, we think everything offered in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 warrants a retail release.
Q. How is the Vita version different than the console version?
A. The Vita version will be very similar to the PlayStation 3 experience. And exclusive for Vita, you’ll be able to use the touch panel and other features exclusive to the device. We’ll reveal more in the future. Stay tuned.
Q. When is the Vita version being released?
A. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be a launch title for the PlayStation Vita.
Q. Will the Vita version of UMVC3 be cross compatible with the PS3 version like some other Vita titles?
A. Nothing to announce now. We’ll have more information for you in the future.
Q. Why is this being released only eight months after the original?
A. We knew we couldn’t deliver all this content via DLC and we wanted to get it into fans’ hands as soon as we could.
Q. Why the change to the lifebars/switching UI and buttons?
A. We made some changes to the game to make it flow a little better overall. We think that those changes make Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 a more complete experience than its predecessor.
Q. What about the other six characters I’ve seen?
A. While you may have seen some of our characters pop up on the Internet a little sooner than we had planned; right now we are only talking about the characters that we have officially announced … Nemesis, Strider, Firebrand, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider and Hawkeye. And there will be tons of new info on unannounced characters in the future.
Q. Will there be character DLC for UMvC3?
A. We haven’t revealed all our DLC plans at this time. Stay tuned.
Q. If I own UMvsC3 can I play online with MvsC3 owners?
A. No, they are not compatible.
Q. Will the additional DLC characters from MvC3 be free?
A. No, but if you purchased them previously they will be unlocked and ready to go on Day One.
Of Orcs and Men is a great role-playing game, jointly developed for Xbox
360, PS3 and PC by Cyanide Studio (Concept and Production) and Spiders
(Realization and Development).
In a brutal world at war, the Empire of Men’s oppressive threat looms over the
territories of the Orcs and the Goblins. Goblins are systematically persecuted and
slaughtered, while Orcs not killed in battle are captured and enslaved.
Of Orcs and Men first puts you into the role of an elite Orc soldier from the
legendary legion of Bloodjaws, a league of warriors deeply involved in the war
opposing the Orcs and Goblins on one side to their persecutors, Humankind. As
a veteran warrior who has seen the most brutal of battles, you are appointed by the
Orc commander to complete a mission that could change the course of the war:
kill the one man responsible for all of this bloodshed, the one who has, for years,
exhorted the human masses to loath and fight the green-skinned people: the Emperor
A Goblin will soon join you to aid you in your mission… he is everything the
Orc is not. But you find that this works to your advantage as you fight on the
battleground and off. Making advantage of their natural traits, they have their
own skill trees you will develop. While the Orc focuses on power, reflecting
his incredible strength, the Goblin will benefit from darker powers and stealth
abilities, making him the perfect assassin.
From the filthy alleys at the foot of the Great Wall, to the depths of the Empire
of Men, your two infiltrated heroes will face the greatest dangers through their epic
quest. They will commune with the Wizards, fight the assassins and soldiers of the
Empire of Men, and oppose the powerful Sisters of Laments.
As the world falls into chaos and you face a cruel and merciless humanity bent on eternal
persecution of Orcs and Goblins, your unlikely
duo will have one last chance to change the course
of History and, hopefully, bringing
peace between your peoples.
Of Orcs and Men new assets
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (October 12th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. and today announced the triumphant return of the cherished arcade racer, Daytona USA™, coming this month to home consoles. Speeding out of the past from its 1993 debut, Daytona USA will be racing onto Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®Network. The classic title has been tuned up and overhauled with enhanced graphics, steering wheel support and, for the first time on home consoles, online multiplayer. Daytona USA will be available as a speedy digital download on October 26th for XBLA (800 Microsoft Points) in North America and Europe and October 25th for PSN ($9.99) in North America. Daytona will release on PSN late November in Europe
Since its arcade debut, Daytona USA has stood the test of time as one of SEGA’s top racing titles, thanks to its colorful tracks for drivers of all skill levels, breakneck-speed gameplay and competitive, head-to-head multiplayer options. The game’s iconic soundtrack is instantly recognizable to SEGA and racing fans everywhere, and every detail of the original hit has been meticulously preserved, polished and presented for the ultimate version of Daytona USA.
The re-release of Daytona USA features:
- Fresh Oil and a New Coat of Paint: Experience the classic retro graphics of the original arcade hit in an enhanced,16:9 widescreen format
- Let’s Go Away: Relive your glory days of racing to the sounds of the original Daytona USA soundtrack, also available in Karaoke Mode (admit it, you know you’ve been singing along anyway)
- Pedal to the Metal: Drive like a pro with included support for the Logitech GT Driving Force steering wheel controller on PS3, and all Xbox 360-supported steering wheel controllers
- Reach the Winner’s Circle: Challenge AI opponents in Arcade Mode, race the clock in Survival and Time Trial Modes, and trade paint with up to eight players in online multiplayer to place on the worldwide leaderboard
For more information on Daytona USA, please visit http://www.sega.com/
First, I have to say that I love the title, but it gives you an expectation of a game that will give you the creeps. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, at least not for me though; instead, you are being served a game where you feel like something’s missing for a game like this. This said, it’s not such a bad game as it feels like in the beginning, and after all it’s one of the first games to Kinect that is aimed directly to the hardcore gamer. To move the character is relatively easy with just putting the leg in front of the other and you will walk, put it behind and you will walk backwards. This is what I mean with free movement, as you can walk around to explore every inch of the game if you like, just as you would have done with the controller in your hand. So there are many things to interact with. Take the doors for instance, it’s not enough to press interact, but you also have to do the gesture move to actually open it. This is what I actually like very much about this game; you have to do the right movements as you would in real life to actually open things and use them. You can also kick your enemies to push them backwards and for instance into spikes on the walls to kill them. You can also kick barrels, doors and crates to open them. Remember, crates and barrels can hide items so if you’re starting to get short on your weapon stamina, maybe it’s time for you to smash some crates. The storyline is somewhat interesting with some interesting characters and twists.
You are playing Joshua, who is traveling by train through Europe with his wife Kate; everything seems to be fine except for the small arguing with Kate about your drinking problems. On your way to follow Kate, you meet some interesting characters, these characters you’ll meet later on through the game. The train derail and is about to fall out in the river, if you’re not quick enough will you follow the trains fate and die. On the other end are the survivors and they’re gathered in a small cave, everyone are going to find help but one man. He knows that something’s lurking out there and most likely we’re all going to die. This does not seem so strange anymore when you enter the cemetery and it all begins. Along the story, you will encounter small tapes from a detective that was investigating the events in the area and the mad man Victor, the man who’s responsible for it all. These tapes are helping the story and giving it more life than without, you will encounter tarot cards along the road.
The problem now is that you’re trapped in the crazy world of Victor and his creatures, and you have to escape with your life. This is not a problem as the arsenal of weaponry are huge,- You have for instance the machete, meat hammer, chain saw and other fun and cozy weapons to slice, dice and smash the undead monsters, and of course decapitate limbs and heads.
The graphics could have been better, as it often looks like an arcade game. For me, this is not a special issue as the graphics are just a bonus, but it doesn’t mean that it couldn’t give the game more life. Because it can, if the graphics where more creepy, sharper and “living”, it would probably give this game the last kick in the right direction regarding the missing intensity and freaky feeling. They did give it a little intensity but in a too small amount, with some traps where you have just a couple of seconds to move away or you’re dead and a few places where you almost get overrun by the undead monsters.
There is one thing that I think is annoying with this game, even as it is just a small trifle and that is the saving options. The only saving option is the auto save feature between the chapters in the acts. The reason, I think, this is annoying is that if you want to quit the game, you have to start over again or play to the next save (which can be a long time between the saves). After completion and viewing the credits, a new act unlocks with never ending nightmares where parts of the game have been chosen for time trials and being overrun by the undead. You also unlock an avatar item, a t-shirt.
Conclusion: It’s a good game considering this is one of the first Kinect games aimed for the hardcore gamer. It’s just too bad that playing with the Kinect gives you shorter playtime compared to games with controller based games, but maybe it’s just me that think it’s tiring to stand right up and down for several hours.
I’m pretty sure that those who have played Fallout New Vegas would agree with me when I say, “It’s a great game”, and it is. Well, so is the DLC Lonesome Road, with a new “Kick in the head” story of your old past as a currier and your old home of the west, if you can call it that. So, for entering the DLC you have to ditch your companion, but hey, don’t worry you will get a cool new funbot to play with anyway. ED-E: it’s an eyebot, kind of like the ones you’ve encountered earlier in the game, but the difference is that this will be your new companion for the road ahead. This is actually very helpful as ED-E cannot just ease your burden of your equipment, but it also provides you with a workbench so you can replenish your ammo and fix your weapons. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, it also electrocutes your enemies.
The enemies you will encounter on this road are Ghouls, Deathclaws, Mercenaries, Eyebots and the Tunnelers. The Tunnelers are new and can be some tricky monsters to kill, but you will find the best weapon against them on the way. You also get a new gadget to play with; the Laser Detonator, which you use to detonate nuclear warheads around the road. This is essential to find or you won’t get very far. There are new weapons and apparels to be found, and my favorites are the Riot gear that the NCR shows up with after your final encounter with Caesar. Also you can find a look-a-like rocket launcher called “Glare”. This weapon fires rocket likes flares on semi auto, it’s like a semi automatic rocket launcher.
At the end, you will get some options as always, the choices you make will of course affect your reputation.. The cool thing is that you have the faith of the NCR and the Caesars Legion in your hands; you can nuke one of them, both of them or just cancel the launch, which is the objective. If you choose to use the nuke, you open a new area at the Legion and the NCR areas. Doing so, the factions will of course hate you, not so weird as you have nuked them. But I strongly suggest that you should take a trip down to either the Mojave Outpost or Dry Wells, depending on whom you nuked and take a look. PS: Be ready and armed to your teeth as you will enter a feral ghoul zombie like area.
Conclusion: The DLC continues in the New Vegas style and feeling, and provides you with many more hours of Vegas fun.
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock & Watson Continue The Investigation In Screenshots!
The greatest of all detectives is still on the case, but the mystery stays whole! The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, the new adventure game developed by Frogwares specifically for home consoles, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as well as PC, today shared a series of 7 new screenshots from the game!
Discover in these images Sherlock Holmes of course, but also Doctor Watson whose faith in Sherlock is fading gradually as the detective begins to act ever-more strangely as the investigation unfolds. Will doubt shake his reputedly flawless loyalty in Holmes?
The new graphic engine developed for The Testament of Sherlock Holmes offers lush, immersive, and captivating environments to serve as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson’s playground, the two playable characters of the game. Discover not only them, but also the other characters whom they will meet during their investigation, on today’s new screenshots!
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes will release on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC early 2012.
The Testament of Sherlock Holmes New Screenshots