The latest trailer for 3DS strategy sequel Fire Emblem: Awakening takes a detailed look at the numerous character classes we'll be able to lead into battle, such as the mobile Wyvern Rider, nimble Myrmidon and versatile War Monk. It's entirely based on gameplay footage too, giving as a look at the troops in action.
And yes, the Villager does charge into battle wielding little more than an enormous log.
Sony have been fined over the 2011 incidents that saw the PSN hacked by outsiders and millions of consumers' secure data breached and compromised.
The UK Information Commissioners Office stated at the time that there would be an investigation into the "external intrusions", and they settled on £250,000 fine this week, labelling the crisis the "most serious breach" they've ever had to deal with, and releasing a video statement on the matter this morning.Click here for the video and Sony's response >>
A short and sweet playable demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance went live on PSN and Xbox Live this week, and Konami have followed it up with no less than three new trailers. Each video expands on a different aspect of the experience: from Raiden's suit and the environments to taking a closer look at the Zandatsu (cut cut cut) mechanics.
If you've played the demo, let us know what you made of it. We've been having a blast, though it took a little while to adjust to the parry mechanics (which are very similar to Bayonetta's Moon Of Mahaa-Kalaa in gameplay terms).Click here to read more...
The auction has come and gone, and THQ's properties were sold off overnight. As rumoured, SEGA snapped up Warhammer 40K developer Relic; Koch Media and Deep Silver bought Saints Row devs Volition and the rights to the Metro franchise; Crytek have purchased the Homefront IP; Take-Two bought Evolve; and Ubisoft bought THQ Montreal and the rights to South Park: The Stick of Truth.Click here to read more...
We’re still waiting on a solid release date other than Spring 2013, but BioWare have released a new trailer for its upcoming digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The preview video gives us a first look at Makeb, a new planet with will be included in Rise Of The Hutt Cartel. See the it for yourself after the jump.Click here to read more...
We love mashups. There's nothing better than when two gaming powerhouses come together in an enormous, creative, virtual bear hug that yields an astonishingly daring mutant offspring that threatens to shake the industry...or, you know, is just really fun. Anyway, Nintendo and Atlus are teaming up to deliver a prospect that has us salivating with anticipation.
A new Wii U game is coming that combines the universes of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem. KAPOW!Click here to read more...
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, space-battler-meets-mech-blaster Strike Suit Zero is finally with us. You can head over to Steam right now to pick it up, or alternatively wait for tomorrow's release over on GOG.
Still no concrete gameplay footage to be seen when it comes to Bayonetta 2, but today's Nintendo Direct presentation did showcase some behind the scenes video at Platinum Games. Check it out above.
We simply cannot wait for The Wonderful 101, and I'll be honest, it will probably end up being the reason I eventually buy a Wii U. The latest trailer from Platinum Games' frenetic, cartoonish action title is suitably colourful, cheeky in parts, stuffed with enormous bosses, curious gameplay elements, and a pleasantly explosive aerial battle.Click here to read more...
Monolith Soft rather stole the show in today's Nintendo Direct broadcast, debuting footage of a new RPG designed exclusively for the Wii U. Ornate monsters, enormous levels and transforming vehicles/mecha suggests that the veteran studio will be working on another expansive open-world to explore.
Though the name of the title wasn't specifically mentioned, it's likely to be a sequel or follow-up to Xenoblade Chronicles. Not only does the GUI and combat system look broadly identical, but Shulk, the hero from the original game, also makes an appearance. Plus, the footage ends by displaying a ruddy great "X." We've embedded the video above so you can judge for yourself.
Since I described Xenoblade Chronicles as "the best JRPG in years" when it released at the tail end of 2011, we couldn't be more excited about this. We'll bring you more details as we get them.
Nintendo have announced that they're busy at work on two new Zelda games. The first will be an all-new experience that is apparently going to "take a long time", but they have another little treat for us in the meantime in the form of an HD reboot of Wind Waker.
According to Eiji Aonuma, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Reborn will not only upgrade the game's already lush visuals, but it will also "tune up overall game experience" and will feature off-TV GamePad functionality as well as full Miiverse integration.
It's due out this Autumn.Click here to read more...
Nintendo announced that Nintendo EAD's Tokyo Development Groups - the same teams that brought us Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, and Super Mario 3D Land - are hard at work on both a 3D Mario title for Wii U and an instalment of the hugely popular and addictive Mario Kart franchise for the console.
Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, noted that although there is nothing specific to revel as yet, both games will be available to play at E3 this year, possibly pointing towards a Christmas release, as they did with SM3DL and MK7 on 3DS.
After being confirmed for an imminent Japanese release, Dragon's Dogma's Dark Arisen expansion has been given a solid European release date.
However, it's so huge that it will release as an all-new special edition that includes the original game - not as DLC. At least existing Dragon's Dogma owners will get some in-game bonuses for the extra expense.Click here to read more...
After suggesting that EA were trying to "trick gamers" with the marketing campaign for Alice: Madness Returns - with the trailers making the game out to be rather more horrific and gory than it actually was - American McGee has moved to clarify his statement and amend his previous criticism.Click here to read more...
UPDATE: The X-Surface report has been uncovered as a fake, with the 'source' revealing himself to be a hoaxer.
It would seem that Microsoft are prepping for something large. Instead of delivering a next-gen console called the Xbox 720 or Next-box, it looks like MS will be reverting to the simplest title of all and bringing all of their next-gen initiatives under one umbrella, with the home console hub at the heart of it: Xbox.Click here to read more...
Another fairly self-explanatory headline this one. Konami have gone and dropped a Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance onto the PSN, and it's live right now. Go and play it immediately, and then come back and tell us if your synapses exploded with excitement as ours did. You can read our extensive Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance hands-on preview here. [Konami UK]
Thanks for the tip Brian!
Terraria came out of nowhere to become one of the best indie games of 2011. It's essentially a cross between Castlevania and Minecraft (Craftlevania?); blending infinite creation and multiplayer world building with exploration, platforming and epic bosses. Personally, I actually prefer Terraria to Mojang's effort because there's more gameplay to it, at least in a traditional sense.
For less than £2, it's an utter bargain.
Are you hoping for DirectX 11 support for Dead Space 3 on PC? How about some optional high-res textures? What about just a little bit of graphical improvement over the versions appearing seven year old console hardware?
Well, tough tits. Apparently you're not allowed nice things.Click here to read more...
Localised Japanese games are like buses; for months and months we have to import, but suddenly three come along at once. Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, the latest in the PS3-exclusive JRPG series, is headed to Europe on March 15th.
Though Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 received a severely lukewarm critical reception, this news is bound to excite the fanbase. Now all we need is Persona 4 Arena, which will soon be undergoing console certification.
It has been a long and arduous wait for JRPG fans and Vita owners, but thankfully, Persona 4 Golden has finally gotten a firm European release date of February 22nd.
Time to go back to school, then.
Just in case you didn't know, Persona 4 Golden is a revamped portable version of the original PS2 cult classic that managed to revitalise Vita sales when it released in Japan. Expect 1.5 times more voice acting, new cutscenes and the ability to explore the town at night when you're not exploring the intricacies of high school relationships.