Capcom has released a truly delightful little trailer for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which is headed to the Wii U and 3DS. Within, two cute characters will explain what to expect from the upcoming action-RPG, and detail some of its unique features including save file sharing and robust servers.
This is what we like to see in instead of developers trying to fix scores on Metacritic, direct consumer marketing. Like, in their face direct. Take a look at this amusing video showing XCOM: Enemy Unknown Lead Designer, Jake Solomon, working undercover on the floor of an American video game store.
Feel his pain as he tries to sell his own game to customers that clearly want something else. 2K are going to have quite a struggle selling this sort of game on consoles, so it’s good to see them poking a little fun at themselves. Kevin Butler's time may be up, but that doesn't mean we can't see more things like this. If only somebody could calm Randy Pitchford down a little.
Check out the video after the jump.
A series of departures this week, Cliffy B leaves Epic, Booth Babes get the boot from next year's Eurogamer Expo, Joe Danger escapes from XBLA and Sony leave their thinking caps at home and decide not to give the flagging Vita an Xmas price cut. Our reviews include another fine effort from FIFA 13, a Resident Evil 6 that can't quite decide which game it wants to be and the Testament of Sherlock Holmes where we poke corpses with a magnifying glass. Matt's also been getting an early hands-on with the likes of Halo 4 and Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed. There's also a Borderlands 2 Survival Guide for you if you're finding Pandora's locals to be a bit too murdery.Click here to read more...
Sony is suing Jerry Lambert, the actor who plays Kevin Butler after he appeared in an advert for Bridgestone Tires playing a Wii game.
Butler was the face of many of Sony’s advertising campaigns and was adored despite only having a fictional executive role in the company. This was due to his cheeky adverts that didn’t mind poking fun at the competition, especially Microsoft’s Kinect device, “who wants to chase a red ball!” The highpoint being a rousing E3 speech dedicated to gamers.
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This is more like it, a trailer that shows continuous uninterrupted gameplay as opposed to flashily edited footage using multiple angles. This is how the game will look when you’re playing it. Frankly, it’s made us want it even more as this really could fill that Burnout sized hole we’ve had in our hearts since 2008.
There seems to be a lot of information on screen at once, which could prove to be a distraction, especially the options we glimpsed showing how you can adjust impact protection settings and the like. The event we see looks intense enough as it is. While trying to track down an opponent we’re flying through the huge environment trying to lose the cops by beating speed traps and slamming through barricades too. So far, this may be the most appropriately titled game in the series.Click to watch the trailer.
Well Microsoft, you didn’t manage to keep that as an exclusive for very long did you? We’re delighted to tell you that Joe Danger 2: The Movie will be coming home to PSN next week on October 10th.
The PS3 version will be coming packed with exclusive content too which will make up for the wait hopefully. Essentially, we’re getting something of a Director’s Cut or something Sean Murray and the Hello Games team have referred to as Joe Danger Gaiden when speaking to the EU PS Blog. Essentially this is the bastard-hard version of the original game deemed too harsh for mass consumption at the time and will last at least ten hours.
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Almost a year after coming to PSN, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken finally has a firm October 15th release date for the PC.
If you ever wondered what the Oddworld Abe games would play like if he had a machine gun then Rocketbirds is keen to let you know. Featuring 2D gameplay with platforming and puzzle solving, a bit of lateral thinking is required to get past the guards. That, and a few mind-control grenades. The shooting is surprisingly violent as enemies can be juggled in the air as you riddle them with bullets.
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Serious Sam 3: BFE will be receiving its first DLC pack on October 16th, containing three new campaign missions, new (and fan-favourite) enemies and boomsticks to exterminate them with. Jewel Of The Nile will cost $9.99, which some would say is a steal considering that you'll get a battle axe into the bargain.
More details and blurb below.Click here to read more...
Planetside 2, the upcoming free-to-play MMOFPS from Sony Online Entertainment, will be rolling out a new continent to battle for this weekend. Esamir is a cold and frosty place, all ice flows and snowy plains, a potentially perfect canvas for massed vehicular battles and desperate defensive measures. We've got a trailer and details below.Click here to read more...
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Giant Sparrow Studios has announced that gorgeous monochromatic puzzler The Unfinished Swan will arrive on PSN on October 24th, costing £9.99. PS Plus subscribers get early access on October 17th.
The Unfinished Swan is set to be an innovative adventure that challenges players to reveal intricate levels out of a blank canvas, featuring intuitive PlayStation Move support. I liberally gushed about the experience in our Unfinished Swan hands-on preview.
Giant Sparrow also released a new developer diary, which you can watch after the break.Click here to read more...
It's about time: British tanks and tech trees will be storming into World Of Tanks in the next major patch. Update 8.1 will include 22 powerful British war machines, alongside overhauled visuals for five more maps. We've got screenshots and details below.Click here to read more...
There are naturally plenty of rewards for killing enemies in creative ways, but by far the most exciting achievement is a whopping 100G awarded for completing the game "without killing anyone." Gameplay choice is woven into Dishonored's DNA, and it's great to see yet another potential gameplay style supported by Arkane's anticipated First Person Stabber.
Dishonored releases next week, and you can get a taste of its freeform approach to assassination in the new interactive trailer.
The first episode of Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action Halo 4 web series, is now live over at Halo Waypoint. Following the training and deployment of UNSC cadet Thomas Lasky, this ambitious multi-part drama will explore the human side of the Halo backstory.
If you're looking for a good use of twenty minutes, you'll probably want to check this out. However, if you're more interested in gameplay details, Matt delivers the goods in our recent Halo 4 hands-on preview.
Assassin's Creed III has received arguably its best trailer yet, showcasing both brutal gameplay footage and a look at protagonist Connor's motivations. It's worth noting that this video has been edited Stateside to remove scenes of Connor killing Revolutionary troops as well as redcoats, but here's the full European version in all its visceral glory.
Launch is set for October 31st. Who's in?
Bethesda has spoken out to take full responsibility for the delay in bringing Skyrim DLC to the PS3, stating that inconsistent "performance" issues are still holding them back without using the platform as an excuse.Click here to read more...
Liberation Maiden, an anime-inspired shooter from the legendary Suda51 and Level-5, has released today on the 3DS eShop. It's an intense 3D SHMUP that costs £7.19 - and we'll have a full review for you soon.
Level-5 has also confirmed that two more localised games will be headed to the European eShop soon: airport management sim Aero Porter and a Crimson Shroud: a new RPG from the creator of FInal Fantasy tactics. Guess which one we're more excited about? You can see all three games in action thanks to a new trailer, stashed below.Click here to read more...
Xbox 360 Gold Members will be able to freely download an open beta for Medal Of Honor: Warfighter today, featuring the brand new Hotshots mode, Sarajevo map, Battlelog support and twelve nationalities/classes to choose from. We'll update this story with a link when it goes live, but in the meantime, why not watch the trailer and investigate our recent hands-on preview for more details?
Retro City Rampage, a gleeful homage to all things pixelated, will be releasing on Sony consoles soon. Creator Brian Provinciano told Joystiq that PS3, Vita and PC owners can download the game later this month, with WiiWare and XBLA versions out before the end of the year. An October 9th US launch date was mentioned,so perhaps the 10th might be a good bet for us Europeans.
A one-off purchase will net you both the PS3 and Vita versions.
Oh dear. Microsoft's mysterious birthday gift for Xbox Live Reward subscribers has been outed as a staggeringly generous twenty Microsoft Points. Which won't buy you anything save the odd gamer picture, unless you manage to save up four years' worth for an indie game or cheap avatar item. [NeoGAF]
MyAchievement awards were recently introduced, providing a small rebate for players who beat certain Gamerscore thresholds. Personally, we feel that the opportunity for themed avatar gear and bigger Gamerscore tiers was sadly missed, but it's always nice to get something for nothing.