RetroBeats Session 13 Out!
Well I’m back so with me comes a new RetroBeats on RetroWare TV.
This time I’m putting some of Mega Man‘s best tunes across various series in honor of the release of Mega Man 9.
Thank you Capcom!
TGS 2008 Tops Attendance
This year 194,288 people showed up at the show up from 193,040 last year. Maybe it’s time the people who organize E3 stopped their BS and paid a little attention.
Far Cry 2 and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 have both gone gold.
The UbiSoft title will be released on PC, PS3 and 360 October 21 while the EA title is a bit more messy. It will be released on PC October 28, on 360 November 11 and on the PS3….whenever, the game is on indefinite hiatus on the Sony console.
BlizzCon 08 Media Blowout!
You all really need to check out the footage from the convention featuring the two upcoming blockbusters from Blizzard. If you just woke up from a 25 year slumber I’m talking about StarCraft II and Diablo III.
I’m not an RTS fan but I have to say I wish I were because the sequel to the 1998 game simply looks stunning. The in-game off-map footage looks just like a cinematic it’s scary, the ambiance and lore look amazing and make me hope for a StarCraft MMO someday.
On the other hand I’m a huge, HUGE Diablo fan and the Wizard trailer made me cry just a little. The game is going to kill.
Anyway go here to check the footage, courtesy of GameTrailers.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert Free!
All you RTS players need to go this site and download the game. With Red Alert 3 coming out in October Electronic Arts has decided to make the first episode, released in 1996 (12 years ago!!!!), available for free.
Also anyone who preorders Red Alert 3 will get Red Alert 2 for free also.
Wow EA is turning into Santa Claus!
2 New PS3 Bundles for Europe
Sony will release two new PS3 bundles on October 29:
- LittleBigPlanet, 80G console and a Dualshock 3 pad for €399
- Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, 80G console and 2 Dualshock 3 pads for €449
360 Cheaper than Wii in Japan
Microsoft is going all out to help push its console into Japanese homes. The recent release of Tales of Vesperia helped but this can’t hurt either. The Redmond firm announced yesterday in Tokyo that it will cut the price of all its consoles fairly significantly starting September 11.
The biggest psychological drop comes for the Arcade version which drops to ¥19,800 ($183) which is ¥5,200 ($48) cheaper than the Wii.
Meanwhile the Elite will drop from ¥47,800 ($440) to ¥39,800 ($368) and the Pro model will go on sale for ¥29,800 ($275) which is ¥5,000 ($46) cheaper than its 20G predecessor.
Phew! Good deals all around.
Tenchu 4 Trailer and screens
I loved Tenchu for its ambiance and great soundtrack but the sequels were just OK. My main complaint being the lack of Japanese voices with English subtitles.
Anyway Tenchu 4 is coming out in Japan on the Wii on October 23 and today we get some yummy screens and a pretty nice trailer.
Please give me Japanese voices with subs!
Guitar Hero Strikes Back
Last week Harmonix announced a bunch of albums for their Rock Band 2 and today Activision announced they signed a deal with many…MANY instrument manufacturers. here’s the list: Ampeg, Audio-Technica, EMG Pickups, Ernie Ball, Evans Drumheads, Guitar Center, Krank Amplification, Mackie, Marshall, Orange County Drum & Percussion, Pork Pie Percussion, Regal Tip, Sabian cymbals, Vox and Zildjian drumsticks. Wow!
They also announced today that World Tour will feature exclusively the new Smashing Pumpkins single named G.L.O.W. along with 1979 and The Everlasting Gaze in a pack. Today will be featured on the main Guitar Hero: World Tour disc.
Since the Game Convention started in Leipzig today there’s a lot of stuff to cover so I’m going to summarize the most noteworthy announcements and link the best trailers only in HD.
Basically this is your one-stop Leipzig newsdesk.
- New PSP 3000 will come out on October 15 and feature a better screen and built-in mic for $199
- PS3 160G Hard Drive on October for $499, the 80G one will replace the current 40G
- New 160G PS3 Uncharted Bundle featuring game, dualshock 3 and PAIN voucher for $499
- EA is going to tackle Tennis games on Wii in 2009 taking advantage of the Wii Motion Plus
- Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts will be released November 14 for $40
- Fallout 3 will come out October 28 in North America and October 31 in Europe
- Suikoden Tierkreis is a DS title
- Chrono Trigger on the DS will come out November 25
- The Sims 3 worldwide release February 20, 2009
Noteworthy Trailers and Footage:
- Shattered Horizons Trailer – Very Nice! great trailer
- Resident Evil 5 GC 2008 Trailer – Sweet! even better than before
- Shadow Harvest Trailer – Awful, Unappealing… Plain Bad
- FIFA Soccer 09 Debut Trailer – Very Nice, if you like soccer
- Bionic Commando GC 2008 Trailer – Promising. wait and see
- Dawn of War II GC 2008 Trailer – Freaking Amazing!! And I don’t even like RTS games
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 Debut Teaser – Crap Music, OK Teaser. FIFA Vs. PES Round 1!
- Anno 1404 Debut Trailer – Really Nice. great game on the way
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Trailer – Sweet! E3 trailer in high quality
- Captain Blood GC 2008 Trailer – Looks Fun, could be a nice game
- Necro Vision GC 2008 Trailer – Gory, Gory and WTF?!
- Jumpgate Evolution GC 2008 Trailer – Very Nice! just my type of genre
- Red Alert 3 GC 2008 Trailer – Pure Epic! George Takei FTW!
- Prince of Persia Lengthy Footage – Voice Work OK. Still looks gorgeous and amazing
- Mad World GC 2008 Trailer – Very Original. The more I see the more intrigued i get
- Heavy Rain GC 2008 Trailer – Finally!! cam but very steady, can’t wait!