SC2 Heart Of The Swarm To Hit "After" 2011
That'll be 2012 in plain English, then. Speaking to IGN at BlizzCon, Starcraft 2's Lead Producer Chris Sigaty confirmed that we'll probably have to wait over 18 months before the Zerg campaign expansion finally hits the shelves. [IGN]
This is an astoundingly long time to wait for the next campaign, though the decision has been made on the back of a promise to deliver "waves and waves" of new Starcraft 2 content over the next year... as well as the revelation that the Zerg are by far the least popular playable faction (weighing in at a puny 23.5%). This strongly suggests that there are plenty of perceived balance issues that Blizzard will need to urgently address in order to make the exoskeletal horrors more fun to command.
Can Blizzard afford to wait this long? Can you wait this long? Have your say in the comments!
Free Front Mission Evolved DLC Deploys Next Week
I must admit to getting rather angry at Double Helix's take on the Front Mission universe in my full review, but Front Mission Evolved players will be able to download some supplementary downloadable content next week. The first of which will reportedly be free "as a small thank you for your support so far."
Weapons Pack 1 will deliver a new machinegun, shotgun and rifle for use in the singleplayer campaign; and the following paid updates will add a grab bag of new mechs. Quite frankly I'd pay top dollar for a voice acting overhaul, but we've gotta make the best of it. [Front Mission Evolved via Siliconera]
New Survey Outs PSP As UK's Most Returned Gadget
Sony's PSP may be enjoying a Japanese sales renaissance in the wake of the phenomenally-popular Monster Hunter and God Eater franchises, but a new survey suggests that things aren't anywhere near as rosy on this side of the globe. The new poll of 1833 consumers (commissioned by UK site myvouchercodes) has suggests that the handheld console 6.2% of all UK electronic returns, soundly beating both the iPad and Xbox 360. 34% of all UK returns cite 'disappointment' as the primary reason. If you're thinking about picking one up for Christmas, you might want to keep the receipt somewhere safe... [Gamesindustry]
However, myvouchercodes have refused to reveal their research methodology... and I've been in this game long enough to smell a rat. To this end, we'd like to conduct a little survey of our own. Have you returned your PSP? Are you disappointed by Sony's handheld-or are you still enjoying its premium selection of big-budget titles? Let us know below!
New Back To The Future Trailer Debuts Marty McFly VA
Telltale Games have released a behind-the-scenes trailer for their upcoming original Back To The Future adventure. Whilst the art style might be a little divisive, there's no doubt that they've found the perfect voice talent for Marty McFly. Enjoy! [Thanks, GT]
Back To The Future is slated for a December release, and will tell a brand new story set six months after the events of Back To The Future III. We'll be keeping a close eye on this one. You gotta double back, my friend!