- Katanas flash with Etrian Odyssey V’s Therian Masurao
- Prey trial out for PC, console demo now trial to carry over progress
- The Evil Within 2 trailer introduces (killer) photographer Stefano
- Adol trailer, DLC and theme bonuses announced for Ys VIII
- PC gamers to get access to Destiny 2 beta on August 29
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Daily Archives: October 18, 2011
Sony has announced that the PS Vita, the successor to the PlayStation Portable, will launch on February 22 for $249.99 (Wi-Fi) and $299.99 (3G/Wi-Fi). The system features an OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras. Social network integration will also feature prominently with support for Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter. Over 100 titles are said to be in development, including new versions of Assassin’s Creed, Resistance, Uncharted series, and WipEout.
Call of Duty Elite will bid adieu to beta at noon (Pacific) today and continue on its development path. The Connect, Compete, and Improve sections have been closed in preparation for the official launch on November 8. However, everyone will soon be able to access the Career page for Black Ops later this week.
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record will be mixing man with machine (and the elements) on October 25 with the Cyborg Skills Pack. The DLC release will add electricity damage to all regular attacks, increase melee attack damage, and increase damage output and magnify electric effects with appliances.
Ubisoft’s Kinect-only superhero title PowerUp Heroes is now available for the 360. The $49.99 fighter, developed by Ubisoft Quebec, turns players’ Live Avatars into mighty heroes with the ability to harness over 40 powers by wearing the super suits of defeated foes.
Another Kinect demo has launched on Live today. Joining Dance Central 2’s is the latest demo for Kinect Sports: Season Two. Set to hit store shelves on October 25, the Kinect-only mini-game collection features events from six sports, complete with in-game voice control and full-body motion tracking. The demo includes two sports: Golf and Tennis.
Payday: The Heist has launched on the PS Network. The squad-based first-person shooter pits a four-man crew of bank robbers against six dynamic heist scenarios. Alone or with friends, players will take hostages and share ammo and med kits with their cohorts as they face off against both the FBI and SWAT.
Dance Central 2 is still a week out, but Live Gold members can try shaking a rug a little early with the newly launched demo. The demo is available for a limited time, from today until the game’s release on October 25, and includes the simultaneous multiplayer Dance Battle with Free 4 All mini-game, voice command support, and revamped Break It Down mode for two tracks: Club Can’t Handle Me by Flo Rida ft. David Guetta and Bulletproof by La Roux.
Console gamers itching to don their cape and cowl, wait no longer: Batman: Arkham City is now available for the 360 and PS3. PC gamers wanting to introduce injustice to their latex fists of rage will be able to join in on November 15. Rocksteady Studios returns to the franchise with a new adventure for the caped crusader, releasing him from Arkham Asylum and into the city itself. The game world is said to be five times larger than that of Arkham Asylum and is populated by a who’s who of the Batman universe, including Two-Face, Harley Quinn, The Penguin, and Mr. Freeze, with Nightwing lending a hand on November 1 and Robin on November 22 in 360 and PS3 DLC character packs (560 MS Points/$6.99).
Ratchet & Clank return to the PS3 today with Insomniac Games’ latest, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. The four-player co-op adventure is set after the events in A Crack in Time, with Ratchet and Clank retired from the hero business and escorting their old pal Qwark, now Galactic President, to an awards ceremony when one of Dr. Nefarious’ plans go awry. Players will be able to control Ratchet, Clank, Qwark, or Dr. Nefarious as they try to make their way off of the planet Magnus and away from the clutches of Ephemeris, the Creature Collector.