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Muramasa: The Demon Blade Gets North American Release!!

oboro_muramasa_youtoudenNow this is exciting! Ever since I saw footage of this game I’ve been hoping it wouldn’t become one of those great Japanese games that never reaches our shore.

Well thankfully Ignition Entertainment picked up publishing rights for the gorgeous Vanillaware (Odin Sphere) title and will be releasing it on the Wii in September 2009.

The game will feature 16:9 display, Wiimote/Nunchuck control as well as Classic Controller and Gamecube Pad support.

Ignition is becoming a publisher to watch having already also picked up the rights for the upcoming King of Fighters XII which should be a great game.

Ore no kachi da!

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April 23, 2009 Posted by | Video Game News, Wii News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Diablo Creators Unveal Torchlight

runiclogoThe two Schaefer brothers, Max and Erich (no, not Tim) were the co-founders of Blizzard North and…well we all know what happened to the Diablo franchise.

That being said after leaving Blizzard North and founding Flagship Studios to have more creative freedom, they worked on their new baby which would end up having a very short life. Hellgate: London was a poor commercial success and also had very mixed reviews. Flagship Studios shut down last year and Max and Erich went on to found Runic Games.

Now we finally have two screenshots to see what they are working on. The game is a hack ‘n’ slash (surprise) with a more cartoony art style which may not please everyone but I personally like it. The one thing you may notice is that the color tint looks very VERY similar to some Diablo III screens we have seen.

Torchlight obviously has potential but it bears a heavy legacy. A lot hangs in the balance for the Schaefer brothers to show that they still have the magic touch.



Screenshots courtesy of Runic Games Insider and The Original Runic Games Fansite

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Video Game News | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lionhead to Unveal new IP at E3?

92478337_9dfc57b8e5In a recent interview with Gamespot UK at GDC 2009, the man who needs no introduction a.k.a. Peter Molyneux seemed very excited about a new project and the technology involved with it.
Obviously he didn’t get into details but hinted we might see more soon.

In comes Andrew Lindsay, animation director at Lionhead and a Swansea Metropolitan University student’s Twitter. It gets a bit complicated but basically industry people often got o universities to make speeches and such. So it would seem that Andrew Lindsay went to SMU and talked a bit about their new project, confirming its existence and saying it would be shown at E3.
They also display some tech demo on skin quality, lighting and facial expression.

Apparently both Lionhead and Microsoft are both in “No Comment” mode but the ‘rumor’ seems legit and well E3 is getting that much more exciting!

April 23, 2009 Posted by | 360 News, Industry News, Video Game News | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Runaway 3 – A Twist of Fate Screenshots

A Twist of Fate is set to be the final installment in the Runaway trilogy that helped relaunch the modern wave of point & clicks on the market. But even though the game is coming out during the 4th quarter of 2009, we still haven’t had much info on the game.

Focus recently released a few new screenshots from the PC version of the game (the game will also be released on the DS) created by Spanish developer Pendulo Studios.
They also announced that in this one you will be playing as both Brian and Ginna throughout the adventure.

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April 23, 2009 Posted by | DS News, PC News, Video Game News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Exchange Your HD-DVD for Blu Ray for $4.99

To all of you who rushed in and bought a bunch of HD-DVDs only to find out that you had to by a Blu Ray player in the end anyway, Warner Bros. is launching an exchange program that you might be interested in.

You just send in your old HD-DVDs (actually  just the cover so you keep the HD-DVD and box) and pay about $5 plus shipping for each. Then within 4-5 weeks you receive a brand new Blu-Ray version of your movie.

Pretty cool if you ask me. Plus you could binge on cheap bargain bin HD-DVDs and exchange them too 🙂

The selection isn’t huge but still the initiative is pretty cool.


April 23, 2009 Posted by | Tech News | , , , | Leave a comment