Shigesato Itoi, the writer and designer behind the Mother RPG series, has coyly spoken out to suggest that they're making progress on a "republication" effort. Since Mother 2 (better known as Earthbound) is one of the best RPGs ever made, we'd all love to be able to legally purchase it instead of, erm, you know.Click here to read more...
Square Enix have released the very first trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, sort of. The Gamestrailers-exclusive video has mysteriously disappeared, but we've found another source for your viewing pleasure [thanks, PS3 Brazil].
This latest chapter promises to be the "final journey of Lightning," featuring massively improved traversal mechanics.Click here to read more...
Final Fantasy VII's 'new' PC version comes with achievements, cloud saves and an optional (free) character booster - but doesn't really do much (if anything) with the graphics. Nevertheless, Square Enix saw fit to slash a fiver off the asking price, meaning that you can grab one of the best RPGs ever made for less than a fiver.
Note: I think this has SecuROM.
Lara Croft will need every shred of instinct and knowledge at her disposal to survive the events of Crystal Dynamics' Tomb Raider reboot - and us players should probably mug up a bit too. The first in a series of Survival Guide trailers shows us how base camps, equipment upgrades and resource collection will work, while also giving us a look at the instinct system in action.
GamersGate is the latest retailer to drop The Last Remnant down to the £2.50 level, which is its standard 'get me now' deal price compared to the £10 average. It's worth noting that the RPG has garnered a fairly average critical reception, since a fun combat system and plenty of content rub shoulders with a slow start and massive grind. For £2.49, though, I'm willing to overlook a fair few sins.
Scary Girl is a decidedly odd and incredibly stylish proposition that's unlike anything we've ever seen before. However, it's a lot like most platformers we've ever played; solid and functional but never quite managing to match innovative gameplay with its striking visuals. Still, you could do a lot worse for less than £4.
Gamefly have reduced the price of the Limited Edition in an offer that beats Gamersgate’s ridiculous sale last month. Overall it provides a saving of a tenner over the next best deal, and even beats the best price of a standard copy by the same amount.
Focusing on providing a satisfying action game rather than innovating, United Front Games managed to craft one of the best games of the summer in Sleeping Dogs. It may be a little short over all, but for just over a tenner the time may finally be right to go kick some ass in Hong Kong.
What is this madness? Square are slashing their mobile prices down to faintly reasonable levels just in time for Christmas. Well spank my arse and call me Mary! It's a miracle, a Christmas miracle.
Or alternatively just a well-timed sale.Click here to read more...
Square Enix look to be continuing their obsessive crossover DLC by geting Codename 47 all kitted up like Deus Ex: HR's Adam Jensen.Click here to read more...
Square Enix have released another bundle of gameplay footage from the A Real Reborn - the complete revamp of their critically panned MMO, Final Fantasy XIV.
This latest video returns to the Black Shroud for a further four and a half minutes of alpha gameplay footage. Game's due out early next year.
Developer: Io Interactive
Publisher: Square Enix
When we here at Dealspwn first got a look at Absolution in action, we were a little worried we wouldn’t have the assassination sandbox we had garrotted our way through in previous Hitman titles. Thankfully, when Jon saw it over at E3 this summer he put our minds at rest, saying he had been shown how players could approach levels in different ways. The remaining question then was if developers Io Interactive had ensured this freedom existed out throughout the entire game, and more importantly if the gameplay was up to the legacy of its predecessors. Either way, it was time to jump back into the shoes of the bald barcoded assassin and finally see for myself.
In regards to the gameplay mechanics in Absolution, there are a few new additions to aid Agent 47 during his missions, but for the most part veteran players should be able to return to the assassinating fray with little trouble (the tutorial allows everyone to get up to speed on how to get around in a helpful manner.) Button prompts appear when by items (or bodies) in a similar manner to previous instalments, and the interface provides all the information you will need, including if you’ve been identified, if your weapon is visible, and what items are at your disposal. I actually found the controls to be smooth and intuitive, allowing me to get back into the assassination game in no time. Unfortunately, the melee combat is essentially a quick time event (boo) but at least Io Interactive had the sense to put the prompts near the action so players are not missing the visuals completely.Click here to read more...
It's a shame that a AAA game having a campaign longer than 6-8 hours is newsworthy, but that's the state of play these days...Click here to read more...
It's a bloodbath out there. All the usual websites have been at each other's throats trying to bring us a good deal for Hitman: Absolution. This means that you can now pick up the game on its opening weekend for a ridiculously good value £24.99 at SimplyGames. The game has been getting some excellent reviews this week, showing the series has kept its edge despite a lengthy absence and strong competition from the likes of Assassin's Creed and Dishonored.
Thanks to Headmeister at HotUkDeals.
Gamestop Downloads (or Impulse Driven, as I will always know it as) are charging a meagre £2.49 for Quantum Conundrum, the dimension-hopping puzzler from Portal co-creator Kim Swift. The campaign delivers a solid dose of thought-provoking puzzles, though it's occasionally let down by some inconsistent platforming elements.
Gamersgate have unleashed a daily deal that is filled with so much Deus Ex goodness per pound it should probably be illegal. Not only do you get Deus Ex GOTY Edition and its sequel Invisible War, you also get the Augmented Edition of Human Revolution, along with The Missing Link and the Tactical Enhancement and Explosive Mission Bundle DLC. All of it, for £7.50.
You can also get an extra 37p off by using voucher code G2PO.
Siliconera reports that Agent 47 will soon be getting some new threads via DLC. Specifically: a pack that includes a smart tuxedo, a high tech outfit, gangster getup and Adam Jensen's suit. Since Adam Jensen is the protagonist of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, we can expect a fairly legendary coat and a big gun. Its usefulness as a disguise remains to be seen.
This is just one of several recent Square Enix crossovers, such as Deus Ex gear in Sleeping Dogs (not to mention Final Fantasy XIII-2's extensive DLC library). Frankly, we still don't think they're going far enough - Agent 47 would look adorable in a Kuja or Chocobo costume...
Hitman: Absolution is out on November 20th, meaning that there's only four more days until the slapheaded killer gets another chance to strut his stuff.
So it's launch trailer time! Expect some gameplay footage, lots of print press quotes and just a soupçon of wub wub.
Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose) will direct the Deus Ex: Human Revolution film adaptation.Click here to read more...