It’s the end of the week and today’s News Roundup sees an Xbox 360 ‘Favourite’ coming to the PS3, a mysterious new horror game Calling coming to the Wii, a brand new Michael Jackson game heading for a Xmas release and Bioshock 2 recruiting four different developers to work on the game.
Playstation 3 To Receive 360 Favourite
Although no specifics can be revealed for a while yet, it has been confirmed the Playstation 3 has acquired the rights to a popular Xbox 360 exclusive. The title will be released near the end of the year, and more information will be available in around a month’ time. Watch this space. [TheSixthAxis]
The Wii remote has found many uses in games over the years, from turning keys to washing elephants, but this is by far the scariest. Konami’s new horror game for the Wii, titled Calling, uses the Wii remote as a cell phone, with the player receiving calls through the Wiimote speaker from some kind of spirit.
The story is based on a website that puts visitors in a deadly coma - think The Ring except with websites. If the users manage to use the chat rooms they receive a call from Abyss, then entering ‘Border’, an afterlife where apparently the game takes place. Calling will be hitting the Wii in early 2010. [1UP]
Michael Jackson Gets A New Game
Many Michael Jackson fans requested the re-release of Sega Mega-Drive game Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker upon his death a few weeks back. Little did they know they would be treated to a brand new Michael Jackson game.
MJ productions have apparently been working on a Michael Jackson title for several months, featuring many of his “most iconic hits”. Jackson’s unexpected death will not affect progress according to MJ productions and is slated in for a Xmas 09 release, most likely appearing on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. [MCVUK]
Bioshock Has Four Developers
To make sure Bioshock 2 hits its intended release date on November 3rd a total of four different development houses has been involved in the project. 2K Marin have used original Bioshock collaborator 2K Australia to develop the game’s technological component, Digital Extremes was also picked up to develop the games multiplayer content. Now Arcane studios have been signed to help with “design, animation, and art”.
BioShock 2 is due to hit store shelves on November 3 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and 2K Marin has had no shortage of help in seeing that happen. Along with tapping original BioShock collaborator 2K Australia for the game's technological component, 2K Games signed on Dark Sector developer Digital Extremes to craft the game's multiplayer component. [Gamespot]