Friday, May 22, 2009

EA - loads of Grand Slam Tennis Screens.

EA have released a load of screens for Grand Slam Tennis.
They are renders of each character, so you can see what they look like in game.

EA - Sports Active screen shots

EA have released screen shots from EA Active on the Wii

EA - BattleField Bad Company 2 Screens Released

EA have released new screens for Battlefield Bad Company 2.

EA - The Sims 3 Susan Boyle Trailer

EA have released a trailer for the Sims 3 featuring Susan Boyle and a good luck message for her at the end.

EA - GI Joe Box Art Revealed

EA have released the Box Art for GI Joe On all the consoles.

Ubisoft - Acadamey Of Champions Announced For The Wii

Academy Of Champions is a story driven game revolving around Football. You start the game joining an academy where Pelé and Mia Hamm are your teachers. here you improve your skills, recruit new team members, to build the best squad and defeat your rivals to win the academy cup.

It will be compatible with the Wii Balance board and the Motion Plus peripherals.

Press Release.

PARIS, FRANCE – May 20, 2009 – Today Ubisoft® announced a new addition to its sports portfolio, Academy of Champions™, an arcade soccer game featuring legendary sports icons Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm. Developed for the Wii™ system from Nintendo, the game will deliver an engaging, interactive experience for kids and their families. Academy of Champions is scheduled to be released in 2009.

“We made our mark in the sports genre last year with the global success of Shaun White Snowboarding,” stated Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Now, with Academy of Champions, Ubisoft offers another sports game with a fresh approach that has something unique to offer young gamers and sports fans.”

Created by an experienced team of sports game developers at Ubisoft Vancouver, Academy of Champions engages players in a rich, story-driven adventure around the world’s most popular sport. The journey begins with enrollment at an extraordinary Academy where your coach is the legendary Pelé and U.S. soccer champion Mia Hamm is your team member and mentor.

“Soccer is a sport that is universally celebrated by all citizens of the world,” said legendary sports icon Pelé. “Working with Ubisoft to continue to promote the sport has been a wonderful experience. It is a thrill to continue to inspire a new generation of fans through an entertainment medium that introduces them to the exciting world of soccer.”

In Academy of Champions, players improve their skills, recruit new team members and build the best possible squad to defeat their rival Academy and win the champion cup. Compatible with the Wii Balance Board™ and Wii Motion Plus™ accessories, young soccer fans and their friends and family will enjoy playing together in a humorous, interactive universe that features over-the-top gameplay, entertaining fantastical environments, and innovative challenges.

For more information on Academy of Champions, please visit:

© 2009 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Academy of Champions, Ubisoft,, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Shaun White is used under license from Shaun White and Shaun White Enterprises, Inc.

Wii, the Wii logo, Wii Balance Board and Wii MotionPlus are trademarks of Nintendo. © 2006 Nintendo.

Wii Balance Board sold separately with Wii Fit.

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has teams in 28 countries and distributes games in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2008-09 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated sales of 1.058 billion euros. To learn more, please visit

Square Enix - Final Fantasy VII Advent Children EU Release

Recently it was leaked that Final Fantasy Advent Children complete would be released on July 27th [1]
I approached Square Enix asking them if this was true. they replied "...
Sony Pictures should be making a statement about a European release of Advent Children Complete imminently. We cannot comment on the release date until then"
I've tried finding someone at Sony Pictures UK to ask regarding this but i have had no luck. a check of their recent press releases show that there has been no confirmation by them officially as yet.

Not an confirmation or denial so i looked around other online retailers to see if they have acted on some possible news. Play.Com [2] does have a listing for a 27th July release, however neither or have a listing. So watch this space I guess.

@leddy2286 asked me to find out about the Final Fantasy XIII Demo that shipped with the Japanese Blu-Ray release of advent children. Again, I asked if this Demo will be released in the UK, or even in other territories.
Squares reply was "
A demo for territories outside of Japan is still being discussed and will be disclosed in due course"

Again, rather vague but at least they haven't said no to the idea.


EA - My Sims Racing has 3 new screen shots.

EA Have released some more screen shots for My Sims Racing.

These are some previously released screen shots for My Sims Racing

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • PSP: It is rumored that Sony has been talking to big record companies as they plan a music download service.

  • PS3: Little Big Planet will get a new Web based portal to make level sharing easier. it will have leaderboards.

  • DSi: Pokemon may get more action in future titles, not Gold/Silver remakes, as they may change the game formula

  • The Watchmen PSN?XBLA games will be getting a retail disc release when the movie is released on BLu-ray/DVD.

  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete finally has a European Release of July 27th. there is no Demo.

  • PS3: Rumored Heavy Rain details include gameplay length could be from 4-12 hours depending on how user plays.

  • PS3:The Home Update is live and Home is online again. 2 new spaces are Live, resistance and Sony Events. the Initial load of Home is Longer

  • PC: The PC Version of Red Faction Guerrilla has been pushed back to August 25th. Console version not effected.

  • Harvest Moon has two more games coming out, Animal parade for the Wii and Sunshine Islands for the DS,out in fall

  • PSP: Developers were told of the PSP rental plans back in march at GDC. a monthly fee for new/old games.

  • 7-Eleven have listed a new Metal Gear Game. the Magazine meant to cover this game is Famitsu PSP and PS3 only.

  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment - Vanguard Saga Of Hero's new Update is Halls Of The Pantheon - Pre..

  • The mystery game Capcom have yet to show is rumored to be a Well Known franchise and not a new one.

  • PS3: Watchmen The End Is Nigh The Complete Experience will offer the Movie and PSN games in one package.

  • Dreamcast: Some ThinkGeek Dreamcasts are not as new as they had been advertised. refunds are being offered.

  • E3 details leaked from recent GTTV recording. Ratchet And Clank will feature time travel. a big NFL announcement.

  • PS3:IGN Podcast Beyond announce (Around 14.30) that the Team ICO trailer released last night was at least a year old. alot has now changed.

  • Square Enix have released their sales figures for their releases across the world. Dragon Quest V was top seller

  • IGN Podcast Beyond say, when talking about E3 "PSP Go is pretty much a 100%" as being shown (45.35)