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TGS: Resonance of Fate Trailer

After Infinite Undiscovery and Star Ocean 4, Resonance of Fate (also known as End of Eternity in Japan) is the third of recent RPGs by developer tri-Ace. It goes for a much more Western feel and look with more adult character, guns and trench coats.

The game offers some promise as its helmed by Takayuki Suguro who directed Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria and also worked Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story while at Squaresoft. But so far I’m not completely sold, we still haven’t any gameplay, the color tones feels bland and the mouth animation appears to be completely off.

We’ll have to see more before the end of year release to make a proper judgment though.

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September 24, 2009 Posted by | 360 News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , | Leave a comment

TGS: The Last Guardian Trailer!

The Tokyo Game Show is under way and we got a new trailer along with a developer’s diary for one of the most anticipated games of the PlayStation 3.

Enjoy a small interview with Fumito Ueda followed by the new soothing trailer which sows a bit more of the creature.

September 24, 2009 Posted by | PS3 News, Video Game News | , | Leave a comment

Monkey Island 2 on CryEngine

This is just for fun but you got to appreciate the labor of love and the ambiance in the video. Michael Land’s music helps a lot of course.

September 21, 2009 Posted by | Random Musings | , | Leave a comment

Castlevania the Adventure Remake Leaked!

1243483021-The_Castlevania_AdventureIn what seems to become commonplace these days a new game has been discovered looking into the ESRB‘s ratings. Information has been found regarding Castlevania the Adventure ReBirth for the Wii.

Considering Konami has been pretty prolific in this series with Gradius ReBirth and recently Contra ReBirth on WiiWare this sounds legit and really good news! I have great memories of playing the original many years ago in full black & white glory and you can never get too much 2D Castlevania.

Here is the ESRB info for those interested:

Platform: Wii

Rating: Teen

Content descriptors: Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence

Rating summary: This is a side-scrolling action game in which players battle against monsters in Dracula’s castle. Players use a chained whip to fight their way through halls and dungeons filled with zombies, skeletons, flying eyeballs, and bats. The enemy creatures frequently shoot projectiles and attack players in hand-to-hand combat. If players sustain too much damage, they keel over and emit a burst of red blood. Some rooms in the castle also have spikes or spears stained with red, blood-like splotches.

September 14, 2009 Posted by | Video Game News, Wii News | , , | Leave a comment

Inglorious Plumbers!

Excellent video! And on a side note I saw the movie this weekend and it’s brilliant! Go see it!

September 14, 2009 Posted by | Random Musings | , , | Leave a comment

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Timeline Trailer #4

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BioWare release the new timeline trailer explaining the change of Empire’s change of strategy to hire several factions to their cause.

The spies are on the move, active, unseen and the plot thickens.

September 9, 2009 Posted by | PC News, Video Game News | , , , | Leave a comment

SEGA Unveils New 2D Sonic in HD!!!

The game is known as Project Needlemouse and is set to release in 2010. Aside from this the trailer doesn’t reveal a whole lot. It seems SEGA wants to bring it back to bring Sonic back from the brink of death with an old school 2D design in flashy HD.

This is obviously great news but we’ll have to see more to know how it pans out.

September 9, 2009 Posted by | Video Game News | , , | Leave a comment

Final Fantasy XIII Gets Japanese Release Date!

147777-ffxiiiA YouTube flash ad in Japan shows this image that clearly gives you the release date of December 17 2009 which has since been confirmed by Square Enix at an event, along with the price of ¥8,800.

Now let’s hope it comes soon after to our Western shores. At the same event Yoichi Wada mentioned the “international” version would come out in Spring 2010.

September 8, 2009 Posted by | PS3 News, Video Game News | , | Leave a comment

Okamiden Will Be on the DS…….

Which is really frustrating to me.

I really only play my DS when I’m travelling or when I don’t have consoles or PC available. To me the DS is a great system But I can only play it in short bursts mostly so all these RPGs coming out on the console are my bane!

Add to that the fact that even if the console can produce great graphics you still have to deal with a 4″ screen and tiny speakers. The Wii is struggling to have good “hardcore” games and yet all those games are coming on the portable.

I understand that the DS is selling insanely well and that probably one of the big reasons. I also know that the Japanese spend a lot of time commuting and so they like to have RPGs on the DS. But wouldn’t you have liked Dragon Quest IX, Okamiden, all those lengthy RPGs…..even Chinatown Wars on the Wii instead (or even better “also”)??

At least I would have turned the console on in the past year if it had been so.

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Image courtesy of Destructoid

September 1, 2009 Posted by | DS News | | Leave a comment

Disney Buys Marvel for $4 Billion

avengersThe header basically says it all. Disney is now the proud owner of the whole roster of characters in the Marvel universe. I know this isn’t gaming news per say but we’re all geeks right?

The move was made to help Disney grab the boy’s market the same way that there “princess movies” did for girls. Now I don’t know about you but I’m a guy and I’d love more Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella.

That being said, even with the hefty price tag, this could prove to be a good move. Marvel Entertainment has been been gathering some steam since they created their own studio. Iron Man was a big hit, The Incredible Hulk was very nice and even though Punisher War Zone seems to have been fairly average the future looks good. Iron Man 2 is already well into production and Thor, Captain America and The Avengers movie are all in the works.

And of course let’s not forget all the comics. As long as Disney doesn’t interfere and helps them financially it should be a fruitful union. Now hopefully The Princess and the Frog will be a return to the glory days of the Mouse company.

Art by Matt Occhuizzo

September 1, 2009 Posted by | Industry News | , | Leave a comment