- Retro-style shooter Strafe gets a bloody launch date reveal
- Halo Wars 2 begins Blitz Multiplayer Beta for PC and Xbox One
- Get a look at Yakuza 0’s first-run Business Edition in unboxing video
- Birthdays the Beginning developer video series debuts with Creation
- Rogue Factor adapting Necromunda: Underhive Wars to console, PC
Fancy A Date?
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Nothing says Halloween like Dracula and his horde of monstrous minions. Tipping their hat to All Hallows’ Eve, Konami has released new footage and screenshots from the upcoming 3DS action-platformer Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate.
Namco Bandai has released a new batch of screenshots for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition. The shots show off the character customization system, which looks to be capable of whipping up a decent Mario and Luigi, thanks to the inclusion of special Nintendo-themed costumes, Snoop Lion track suits (bizarre), and Tekken Ball.
Only the blocky shall pass! The latest in TT Games’ Lego line of titles, Lego The Lord of The Rings, has hit store shelves for 3DS, DS, and PS Vita. The game follows the film series as Frodo, Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli and the rest of the Fellowship visit the same locations and run across familiar faces as they journey to Mount Doom. Puzzles, magic, and melee combat await, and for those with the 3DS or PS Vita version, drop-in, drop-out support allows for friends to join in at any time.
NIS America is stepping out of their comfort zone today with the release of a new multiplayer-centric action game for PC, Clan of Champions. Developed by Acquire, creators of the Tenchu and Way of the Samurai series, Clan of Champions pits spell- and weapon-wielding players, solo or with friends, against an array of enemies in a tournament of arena battles. Online play is supported for up to three players in co-op and six in three-versus-three battle mode.
The recently released Forza Horizon is now supporting Microsoft’s SmartGlass. The Smartglass Experience will allow users to navigate the interactive map of Colorado by using gestures, pinching to zoom and tapping to set waypoints, which will then be automatically set in-game. The SmartGlass map features all of the regular map points, including upgrade signs and new race events, as well as a host of filters.
It seems that the PSP still has some life left in it. Aksys Games has announced a follow-up to last year’s Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi. The hack-and-slash action title from developer Idea Factory features Saito and the rest of the main characters battling through an alternate storyline that will see them strike out on a new path or relive past exploits. The six warriors will also now be able to engage a Fury Mode, a state of pure rage that can clear out hordes of enemies but also lead to a bad ending if abused.
If you missed the launch trailer reveal last week, then surprise: Need for Speed Most Wanted is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. On-the-go gamers can also grab it for Android and iOS devices, as well as PS Vita. The Criterion Games-developed remake of the 2005 original features an open world filled with patrolling police waiting to bust speeders, as well as Autolog 2 support, for an extra layer of player interaction, and an emphasis on multiplayer.
Zone of the Enders HD Collection has hit store shelves for 360 and PS3. The standard set includes HD remastered versions of Zone of the Enders and the special European release of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, as well as a demo of Platinum Games’ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. In addition to the regular version, a Limited Edition is also available, which includes special metallic packaging, an import soundtrack packed with remixed songs from the series, and a 100-page art book featuring new work from Yoji Shinkawa.
Okami, Capcom’s action-platformer featuring the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu, returns to gaming today as the PS3 exclusive Okami HD. Available on PSN for $19.99, the new version features updated visuals, trophies, and support for the PS Move motion controller.