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From Playstation Phone Emulation To Heavy Raptors - News Roundup 10th January 2011

Jonathan Lester
Aliens: Colonial Marines, Gearbox, Jurassic Park, Mortal Kombat, News, PlayStation Phone, Telltale Games, Zeus Z1

New Playstation Phone Footage Shows Actual PS Gameplay

This weekend heralded a slew of previews and content for Sony Ericsson's as-yet-unannounced Zeus "Playstation Phone," but a new video has surfaced that actually shows emulated PS1 games running on the device. Resident Evil 2 and Rage Racer both seem to run extremely well using a ROM emulator rather than the Playstation Pocket application, though once again, it's worth noting that this may still represent a demo unit that may not entirely resemble the full retail release. When Sony finally gets around to unveiling it, that is.

The apparent presence of a homebrew emulator also raises a few more intriguing questions about whether the firmware will support third party software. SCE are known for their draconian measures to prevent homebrew entertainment and piracy on the PSP, so it will be very interesting to see what Sony Ericsson make of the issue.

Telltale's Jurassic Park Inspired By Heavy Rain

From Playstation Phone Emulation To Heavy Raptors - News Roundup 10th January 2011

Telltale Games are known for their characteristically cartoony visuals and goofy art direction (clearly demonstrated by the recently-released Back To The Future Part One), but their upcoming Jurassic Park is set to change all that. The five-episode story is designed to be a sequel to the first film, taking place just after the ... and overtly taking its cues from PS3 blockbuster Heavy Rain.

The atmosphere will be grim, moody and realistic (with, we assume, plenty of weighty precipitation)- and the action will apparently use frequent QTEs that provide meaningful multiple consequences depending on success or failure.

We'll keep an open mind. The first Jurassic Park episode is slated for a Spring PC release and we'll keep you posted.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Will Miss 2011 Release

From Playstation Phone Emulation To Heavy Raptors - News Roundup 10th January 2011

Update: Randy Pitchford has stated that the original article was "inaccurate" and "misleading"... but still hasn't given us any hint about when it's set for release. Apparently we'll hear more "very soon."

Gearbox are still soldiering away on Aliens: Colonial Marines despite pressure to release Duke Nukem Forever on time (a sentence that I'd never expected to write in my lifetime), but CEO Randy Pitchford has unfortunately confirmed that it will not hit shelves until 2012 at the earliest. Until then, I'm afraid that we'll have to make do with the thoroughly underwhelming Aliens vs Predator. [via D'Toid]

We're mostly disappointed. Mostly.

Goro & Jade Confirmed For Mortal Kombat; 360-Exclusive Character Unlikely

From Playstation Phone Emulation To Heavy Raptors - News Roundup 10th January 2011

Netherrealm's Mortal Kombat reboot still hasn't got a firm release date beyond some point in April, but two new characters have been confirmed. The multi-limbed boss Goro and Shao-Khan's personal assassin Jade will both be making a playable appearance and hopefully balanced accordingly.

God Of War's Kratos has long been confirmed as a PS3-exclusive character, prompting many Xbox 360 owners to wonder about who they'll be able to boast about in the forums. It looks like you'll just have to sit there and take it, I'm afraid, because a recent missive from the official MK twitter account suggests that there won't be an exclusive fighter in the Xbox 360 version. Their capitalisation, not ours. [Examiner]

The ONLY exclusive is Kratos to PS3.

Finally, Netherrealm have rolled out a new trailer featuring the psychotic Mileena and some truly disturbing dating advice.

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ODB  Jan. 11, 2011 at 09:12

Jurassic Park PC only or is it going to have an PS3/360 release also? Same with BTTF...any ideas on plans to bring it to the console market?

Jonathan Lester  Jan. 11, 2011 at 10:39

So far, Telltale has only announced it for the PC- but those QTEs would be a nice fit for a downloadable console release. I'll keep an eye on it!


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