Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Majesco - Flips Twisted World Trailer and Screenshots

I now have screens and a trailer for this cool new game, Flips Twisted World, exclusive for the Wii.

This game is set for a January 2010 Release.

Activision - Guitar Hero 5 scavenger hunt started. Register and hunt for information on the Guitar Hero 5 Setlist for the chance to win - Press Releas

Activison have a Scavenger hunt across the internet where they offer clues to locations and people have to use those clues to find parts of the Guitar Hero 5 Set list.
For everyone you get right, you get entered into a sweepstakes where you have the chance to win 5 tickets to 5 different concerts.
The compition is open for entries until June 25th 2009

Press Release

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Guitar Hero launches a unique online scavenger hunt today that invites fans to scour websites, TV shows, blogs and online media sites to uncover the full list of artists that will appear on Guitar Hero 5, the next version of the most popular music game in the world. Fans are invited to start their search at GH5.GuitarHero.com and register to participate in The Guitar Hero(R) 5 Tickets, 5 Concerts Sweepstakes and enter to win a set of 5 tickets to 5 different concerts in a major metropolitan area venue near their hometown.

Once registered at GH5.GuitarHero.com participants will be given clues leading them to a series of blogs, TV shows and online media where every day, for the next five days, a selection of bands from the Guitar Hero 5 set list will be revealed. Once entrants have uncovered the bands from the designated locations, they must go to GH5.GuitarHero.com to verify the information found and will then be eligible to enter to win The Guitar Hero 5 Tickets, 5 Concerts Sweepstakes. Entries for the sweepstakes will be received through June 25, 2009. Registration is now open.

This fall, living room legends will rock any way they want in Guitar Hero 5. Featuring genre-defining hits from some of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, the entire set list is at players' finger tips from the start. Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any in-game instrument combination -- multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the game's all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, at any point in the song, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero(R) series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of enthusiasts.

Published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), Guitar Hero 5 is being developed by Neversoft Entertainment for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, and by Vicarious Visions for the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo. Budcat is developing Guitar Hero 5 for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information about Guitar Hero 5, visit GH5.GuitarHero.com.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

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Lucas Arts - star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron announced for the PSP and DS

Lucas Arts have just announced Star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron on the DS and PSP, confirming earlier rumours. the games are set for a Fall release.

The single player game is a multi-layer game, letting the player for the first time battle on the ground and in space during the same fight. the players actions in one battle directly effect other battles going on, to the degree where it can change the outcome of other battles.

You play as X2, a clone tropper, whose DNA comes from a Jedi Master who rebels against Order 66 and joins the rebellion. Your brother, however, X1 also has force powers and stays on the darkside. a confrontation between them is inevtable.

The PSP version allows the player to heavly customise thier characters, the armour they wear and the weapons they take into battle, whilst the DS charcters can be equpied based on a lass system.

The PSP version supports 16 player multiplayer, whilst the DS has 4 player multiplayer. they feature in-depth stat tracking in modes like Skirmishes, and Heroes and Villans. In heroes and Villans you can become many of the iconic characters from the movies and previous Star Wars Games as well as battle in some iconic areas and planets.

DS Screens

PSP Screens

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — May 26, 2009 — Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron presents an expanded new take on the classic Star Wars Battlefront® gameplay, resulting in new levels of interaction and excitement in handheld gaming. The massive, galactic campaign will ship this Fall for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Nintendo DS™.

For the first time ever in the Star Wars Battlefront series, players will be able to fight on multi-level battlefronts, on the ground and in space. Players can start the fight on foot, commandeer a vehicle to battle on the ground or dogfight in space, and land their craft and fight on capital starships. The battles waged on each front are all directly effected by the player’s actions, creating a combat experience where every shot fired and every enemy defeated can affect the outcome of a battle on another front.

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron features a deep and engrossing single player campaign that spans the entire Star Wars Saga — and beyond. Gamers assume the identity of X2, a clone trooper created from the DNA of a Jedi Master. Originally tasked with eliminating Jedi during Order 66, X2 decides to leave his blood-stained past behind and joins the Rebellion. X2 isn’t the only Force-sensitive clone, however. X1, his clone brother, chooses a much more sinister path, leading to a confrontation that could determine the fate of both the Empire and the Rebellion.

Additionally, players will have at their disposal massive amounts of pick-up and play action for seemingly endless replay value. The PSP provides the deepest customization options ever seen in a Star Wars Battlefront title, allowing players to personalize and build their character with more weapons and items than ever before, including the weapons characters carry into battle, the armor they wear on their backs, their species, gender, appearance and physical strengths. Players can also unlock hundreds of other items and bonuses to help even the odds. On Nintendo DS, players can experience a unique class-based gameplay experience that allows them to outfit their characters with pre-determined weapon armaments, including heavy weapons, blasters and even lightsabers.

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron on the PSP supports 16-player multiplayer, complete with in-depth stat tracking, and intense 4-player skirmishes on Nintendo DS across a wide number of modes, including the all-new “Heroes and Villains.” Take up arms as some of the most iconic Star Wars characters, including Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Kit Fisto, Darth Maul and other familiar faces from Star Wars Battlefront®: Renegade Squadron™ and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed™. And battle for the fate of the galaxy on some of the most memorable Star Wars planets of all time, including the forest-covered landscape of Endor, the frozen wastes of Hoth and even the mysterious Yavin 4.

More information about the game can be found at the official website,www.starwarsbattlefront.com.

About LucasArts
LucasArts, a division of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd., is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide for video game console systems, computers and the Internet. Based in San Francisco, Calif., as well as on the Internet at www.lucasarts.com, LucasArts was created in 1982 by George Lucas to provide an interactive element to his vision of a state-of-the-art, multifaceted entertainment company.

LucasArts and the LucasArts logo are registered trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars Battlefront is a trademark of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. © 2004-2009 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. & ® or ™ as indicated. All rights reserved.

Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.

"PlayStation", “PLAYSTATION", “PS” Family logo and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP(R) system — Memory Stick Duo(TM) may be required (sold separately)

EA - Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP is set for a June 19th release in the UK

Rock Band Unplugged is coming out in the UK on June 19th. The game features 41 Master recordings, 9 of which are new to the series. Also new is the first ingame store for a PSP game where DLC will be available at launch. The game features modes like World Tour Mode, Warmup Mode, and Survival Mode.

It has a RRP of £29.99.

Press Release

GUILDFORD, UK – May 26th, 2009 – Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game development company, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), along with distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced that Rock Band Unplugged™ for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) hits stores in the UK on 19th June!

Developed by Harmonix in partnership with Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, Rock Band Unplugged creates a full band experience in the palm of players’ hands by combining traditional beatmatch gameplay with key elements from both Rock Band™ and Rock Band™2. The hands are the “peripherals” in Rock Band Unplugged allowing players to take direct control of the lead/bass guitars, drums and vocals. In addition, players can capture a deep and interactive Rock Band experience by taking their band on the road in World Tour mode, practicing their chops in the Band Warmup Mode, or by taking on the most extreme musical challenge imaginable in Band Survival mode.

Rock Band Unplugged features 41 master recordings including nine songs new to the Rock Band music catalog that are exclusive to the PSP system for a limited time! Plus, Rock Band Unplugged features the first in-game store for downloadable content on the PSP system leveraging the PSP system’s wireless capabilities and powered by PlayStation®Network.

The limited edition Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack from Sony Computer Entertainment America includes the game, a “Piano Black” PSP system, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™, and, in the United States only,a voucher to download Paramount Pictures’ School of Rock from PlayStation®Store. The Rock Band PSP Entertainment Pack will be available in North America only.

Rock Band Unplugged is rated PEGI 12+. Please visit www.pegi.info for rating information. Rock Band Unplugged hits stores on June 19th at RRP £29.99

For more information on Rock Band Unplugged and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com/unplugged and www.harmonixmusic.com.

About MTV Networks
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.

About MTV Games
MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc
Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit www.harmonixmusic.com.

About Electronic Arts Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS Freestyle TM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.eagames,co.uk. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.eagames.co.uk/press.

About Backbone Entertainment
Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment Studio based in Emeryville, California, is a long-standing developer of original, classic, and re-imagined games for all major platforms. Established in 1992 with an early foundation in emulations, conversions, and handheld games, the studio then broadened its focus to develop games for consoles. Backbone Entertainment is a leading developer of downloadable titles for XBLA and PSN, and specializes in clever games based on original and popular gaming franchises. The studio is one of the most experienced developers in the industry, and has shipped over 230 titles across all platforms over the last sixteen years. For more information please visit www.backboneentertainment.com.

About Foundation 9 Entertainment
Foundation 9 Entertainment is the largest independent games developer in North America. The company has studios across North America, Europe and Asia, making it a development powerhouse, uniquely positioned to deliver quality games on all gaming platforms for all age groups. The company's studios are masters in working with original and licensed properties and have collectively developed more than 600 titles since 1992, including more than 45 in 2008 alone. For more information, please visit: www.f9e.com.

© 2009 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., a MTV Networks company. Rock Band developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Backbone and the Backbone logo are trademarks of Backbone Entertainment, a Foundation 9 Entertainment company. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. “PlayStation”, the “PS” Family logo and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Majesco - Wii Exclusive called Flip's Twisted World announced.

Majesco have announced Flips' Twisted World as a Wii Exclusive.

Flip's Twisted World is a puzzle platformer, making the player navigate topsy turvy worlds where up, down, left, right are all not what they seem.

Flip is a apprentice who gets sucked into this strange world when he messes about with a strange artifact. In a simular style to the PSP game Crush, or the PSN game Echochrome and the Distortion World in Pokèmon Platinum, you manipulate the envoirment to escape this new world.

The game is currently set for a January 2010 release. more will be shown of this game at E3.

Press Release

EDISON, N.J., May 26, 2009 - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Flip's Twisted World exclusively for Wii. This unique puzzle platformer places the world literally in the palm of players' hands as they navigate topsy-turvy worlds where up and down, and left and right are only a matter of perspective. Developed by Frozen North Productions, Flip's Twisted Worldis expected to launch in January 2010.

"Flip's Twisted World offers a truly innovative take on the traditional platform game by sidestepping conventional design in favor of a three-dimensional, perspective-altering approach," said Gui Karyo, Executive Vice President of Operations for Majesco. "With a charismatic main character, fantastic puzzle landscapes and a unique gameplay mechanic,Flip's gives platform game fans something to look forward to in the new year."

In Flip's Twisted World, Master Fulcrum's curious apprentice Flip messes with the wrong magic artifact and gets sucked into a crazy cubed universe. To escape his cube prison, Flip must turn the entire world to reveal new paths and endless possibilities. Adventuring through five bizarre puzzle worlds, Flip must stop the destruction of the universe and restore The Master's home to normal before he returns!

Players help Flip navigate his world by rotating the environment 90 degrees in any direction with a simple twist of the Wii Remote. Pits become passages and obstacles transform into openings once players change their point of view. As Flip progresses through the game he'll meet many unique characters - some helpful, others hurtful - and collect five magic tools to aid his journey home. Optional side quests let players unlock bonus goodies and alternate costumes, while finding pieces of the Master's lost journal reveals secrets of the magic universe's past.

Flip's Twisted World features original music from prolific video game composer Tommy Tallarico, who has scored over 250 games and won numerous international awards for his work.

Flip's Twisted World is expected to release in January 2010. A playable demo will be available in Majesco's meeting room #514 at the E3 2009 Expo at the LA Convention Center from June 2nd through 4th. To watch the trailer and find out more, please visithttp://www.flipstwistedworld.com/.

About Frozen North Productions

Frozen North Productions is an independent, third-party game development studio based out of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2006, the company is comprised of exceptionally talented and highly motivated individuals dedicated to the creation of innovative, creative and profitable games. Flip's Twisted World is Frozen North Productions' debut title. More information about Frozen North can be found online athttp://www.frozennorthproductions.com/.

About Majesco Entertainment Company

Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on leading console and portable systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama and Cake Mania 2 for Nintendo DS, and Cooking Mama World Kitchen and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com/. @Majesco is on twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco.

Sony UK Confirm Yesterdays Statement By Sony Belgium Regarding PSN Cards.

Yesterday, Monday 25th, Sony Belguim was reported in saying, in regard to PSN Cards coming out in the EU, We know that the demand is huge, but it’s a difficult task to release them. Europe has many countries, and each of them has their own VAT [Value Added Tax], you know. We won’t say it will never come, but you can’t expect it in the near future.”

I sent a message to Sony UK asking for confirmation of this staement. They replied with “What Sony Belgium said is true.” they followed up “We'll let you know when we have something new to add on this subject”

I did try to ask about the rumoured subscripion model and if PSN Cards would come out as a method of payment for that, or the PSP Go!. However those questions were not answered.

Sega - Vintage Collection 2 Screens for the XBLA

Sega have released a whole load of screens for the XBLA version of Sega Vintage Collection 2. The screens come from Altered Beast, Comix Zone, Gunstar Heroes, Phantasy Star 2, Shinobi, and Sonic & Knuckles.

EA - Sports Grand Slam Tennis In Game Pictures

EA Have released some more pictures from their new Tennis game for the Wii. these are In game, whereas previously they released Player models.

In Game Screenshots

Previously released Player Models

Sega - Renosance Of Fate Screenshots, Video and Press Release

Sega have made available to the press Screenshots, Videos and a press release for their game Resonance of Fate.

Resonance Of Fate is a partnership between Sega and Tri-Ace where they have created a new RPG. It will offer highly stylised graphics with a emphasis on realistic Gunplay and action, being done in a Hollywood Style.

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (May 15th, 2009) - SEGA® of America, Inc., SEGA® Europe, Ltd and tri-Ace Inc. today announced a partnership to develop Resonance of Fate™, a brand new role-playing-game for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.

Developed by Tokyo-based tri-Ace Inc., Resonance of Fate redefines the RPG genre with a unique storyline, highly stylised graphics, and an emphasis on realistic gunplay and engrossing action. Players will be immersed in a gritty, highly mechanised world unlike any other. With Hollywood-style action sequences, customisable weapons, and memorable characters, Resonance of Fate takes players far beyond the boundaries of the typical RPG.

Partnering up with a respected developer like tri-Ace adds to SEGA’s already great line-up.” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director for SEGA Europe. “With titles like Star Ocean and Valkyrie Profile, the team at tri-Ace has proven themselves as masters of real time combat and great storytelling.”

Known for their RPG developing prowess, tri-Ace Inc. has enjoyed critical acclaim for both their Star Ocean and Valkyrie franchises. Resonance of Fate will be released in Europe in Spring 2010. For more information about Resonance of Fate please visit the SEGA press site at www.sega-press.com.

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA of America, Inc. is the American Publishing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at
www.sega.com .

About SEGA® Europe Ltd.:

SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distributor arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The SEGA® Europe Web Site is located at www.sega-europe.com.

Re-Cap of Yesterdays News (oldest to newest)

  • 360: Australia is getting a limited edition Gears Of War Console bundle. has a 360 Pro, Gears 1+2 for $449. http://tinyurl.com/rb8bml

  • Wii: 4 Possible Nintendo titles that could be at E3 are Pikmin 3, Kid Icarus, Super Mario galaxy 2, and Zelda. http://tinyurl.com/pa3vr4

  • PS3: Girl has landed on Mars, unlocked new levels in Noby Noby Boy. They tinkered with peoples contributions. http://tinyurl.com/qw9qhm

  • DSi: A Augmented Reality game is coming only to the DSi (not the DS) where you can hunt for ghosts. http://tinyurl.com/pbyqjz

  • Wii: Dead Space Extraction will not have DLC. They expect strong sales despite poor sales of similar titles. http://tinyurl.com/przgjr

  • Wii: Animal Crossing players in the EU Have new DLC. until June 5th, users with WiiConnect24 will get a present. http://tinyurl.com/qfqlsg

  • PSP: From Software announced before PS2 Ports for the PSP. these have new features, 16:9, Ad-Hoc, and more http://tinyurl.com/q9ycjy