Platinum Games are set to bring it to the Wii U in a seriously big way. Not only has the E3 surprise powerhouse Project P-100 been revealed as The Wonderful 101, but Bayonetta 2 has come out of nowhere as a Wii U exclusive.
As someone who rather likes Platinum Games, I'm more than a little excited about this. To say the least. I'd be more excited if we knew how much the Wii U will cost, mind, but here's what we know so far along with brand new trailers.Click here to read more...
If you're a regular, you'll almost certainly have noticed that we're big fans of Platinum Games. Whether we're waxing lyrical about them in a podcast, pleading with them to reinvigorate our favourite franchises or citing their games as archetypal examples, our affection for the Japanese studio can barely have escaped your notice. So, frankly, it's about time we came out and said it for all the world to see.
We love Platinum Games.
It's not a naive schoolboy crush. Neither is it the blind, slavish devotion of a fanboy. Rather, ours is a deep and considered respect of mature and experienced gamers for a developer who has always been there for us, loyal enough to provide us with the unique experiences we crave from our passion. Brave enough to experiment, tinker with and fuse new ideas with the best of the old, from their roots as Clover Studio to the latest hits on DS, PS3 and Xbox 360. Courageous enough to help other developers, even platform holders, in need.
It all boils down to one simple fact: Platinum makes great games. And the occasions when they don't decide to invent a genre, they deliver the best that a genre has to offer.
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The beast that is E3 2012 came and went, a storm of violence, shiny graphics, controversy and hype. Being Dealspwn's man on the ground, I was able to play, dissect and critique the best that the show had to offer, bringing my impressions and interviews directly to you on a daily basis.
But hey, why don't we give out some arbitrary awards too? Everyone else is doing it.
So here we go: our tribute to the most promising games of E3 2012, complete with links to our previews and a couple of less-than-serious accolades that celebrate some of the expo's weirder moments.
Honourable Mentions: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Project P-100, SimCity
Quantic Dream were always going to impress, but Beyond: Two Souls shattered even our highest expectations. David Cage is working on a game - an actual, fully-playable game - that resembles a big-budget movie, exploring deep themes of death, loss, acceptance and the afterlife while actually giving players direct control over the proceedings. Using Aidan to possess SWAT agents, turning a hopeless stand-off into a circus of carnage, was one of the highlights of the entire show and we're convinced that Beyond is going to deliver a truly new and thoroughly worthwhile experience.Click here to read more...