Daily Archives: June 7, 2011

Aliens: Colonial Marines being prototyped, considered for Wii U

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It seems that not even kindly Nintendo is safe from the Xenomorph threat. Sega has announced that Gearbox’s upcoming shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, already set to come out for the 360, PC, and PS3, is being “prototyped and considered” for Nintendo’s upcoming Wii successor, Wii U. A dedicated research and development branch is currently working to see how feasible and appropriate Colonial Marines is for the upcoming system-and-handheld combo.

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Oblivion to take victory lap with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition

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Oblivion is about to turn five. Wow, it’s already been five years? In celebration of turning the big half-decade—and apparently to cheer on my fleeting youth—Bethesda has announced that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition will hit store shelves on July 12 for the 360, PC, and PS3. The $29.99 collection will include the original game, Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles expansions, a collector’s steelbook, a behind-the-scenes documentary ‘Making of Oblivion,’ a game map, and a $10 mail-in rebate for the upcoming Skyrim and accompanying strategy guide.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Ridge Racer announced for PS Vita

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The PS Vita library is growing by one more today with the announcement that Namco Bandai is working on Ridge Racer (working title) for the upcoming handheld. Scheduled to ship at end of 2011, Ridge Racer will again focus on the drifting mechanic, done so right in the PSP launch title, along with unspecified “new exciting new gameplay additions.” Acting Director Hideo Teramoto of Cellius also worked on said PSP release, which bodes well for the Vita version.

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PlayStation Vita News

E3 – UTV Ignition Games announces Dragon’s Crown, Collapse, El Shaddai demo, and more

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UTV Ignition Games has made a slew of announcements at E3, with titles running the gamut from the return of a classic puzzle series to a post-apocalyptic adventure to a light-hearted space RPG. The new IPs announced span PCs to consoles and include two items of particular note, the fantasy-novel-cover-come-to-life Dragon’s Crown and a demo for the surreal action platformer El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox 360 News

Super Street Fighter IV’s Arcade Edition premium update now available on Live, PSN

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The digital upgrade release of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition for Super Street Fighter IV is now available for the 360 and PS3. For gamers who would prefer the physical route, Live and PS Network can be bypassed with a little patience as the standalone releases will hit store shelves later this month on June 28. The digital version is going for 1200 MS Points/$14.99 while the physical version will go for $39.99. SSFIV players will be able to play online against those with Arcade Edition by way of a free downloadable update. The Arcade Edition features four new characters, including Evil Ryu and Street Fighter III’s Yun and Yang, balance tweaks, an updated Replay Channel, and more.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Infamous 2 now available, Cole misses E3 to bust heads

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Amidst all of the excitement of E3 comes news that Sucker Punch’s Infamous 2, sequel to one of the best games of 2009, is now available on store shelves. The follow-up sees powered-up everyman Cole MacGrath returning with new abilities and an evolved Karma system as he makes his way through New Marais with pal Zeke. The two must face a dangerous new enemy known as the Beast. The journey to the Beast won’t be easy as players must choose to go with their good side, embodied by Agent Lucy Kuo and ice powers, or their bad side, represented by Nix and fire-centric powers; each side offers a different experience and, depending on which paths are taken, one of several endings.

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PlayStation 3 News