Monday, May 17, 2010

Sony Announce The echochrome Soundtrack is Coming To The PSN on 18th May As Well As A Gallery Demo

Sony have announced that the soundtrack to echochrome is coming out on the USA PSN on 18th May. as well as the original soundtrack, with its 12 tracks, there will also be a remix soundtrack that has 5 tracks, and a bonus track. each of these soundtracks costs $2.99 each, or you can buy both soundtracks for $4.99.

Sony have also detailed a demo for the game called the Gallery Demo. this demo was featured at the Portland Art Museum “M.C. Escher Exhibit,” and art and cultural center in Tokyo. This demo has no menus, when you load it you get 1,000 stages appearing on the screen. you move the camera to move across them, and if you see a level you want to try, all you need to do is zoom in to it.

Game Trailer That Features Some Music

From USA Playstation Blog

This Weeks WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have revealed this weeks USA WiiWare, DSiWare, and Virtual Console releases. in all there are 7 new games, 1 on Virtual Console, 2 on WiiWare, and 4 on DSiWare.

Virtual Console

Kirby Super Star
This is a 1-2 player game that costs 800 Wii Points. This is the Super Nintendo version of the game. In this game, Kirby has to save Pop Star from Dedede, who has taken all the food in Dream Land. there are 6 games and 2 mini games, with each game offering its own story and style of platforming.


This is a 1 player only game that costs 800 Wii Points. this is the forth entry in the BIT.TRIP Series and features your character, Commander Video, running through 50 levels in many different locations.

Blood Beach
This is a 1 player only game that costs 1,000 Wii Points. You have to take on the entire Japanese Imperial Navy, using a variety of weapons to keep them off the beach in front of you.


Looksley's Line Up
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. you use your DSi to change the view of a 3D Diorama to find shapes and characters. this revolutionary game uses the DSi Camera to track your movement, which moves the 3D Diorama your looking at.

Frogger Returns
This is a 1 player only game that costs 500 DSi Points. this is the DSiWare version of Frogger Returns. the game features 4 different stages to play through as well as other game modes like time attack.

A Topsy Turvy Life: Turvy Drops
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. you play this game with the DSi upside down. you draw blocks on the top screen to match the games you have on the bottom screen. the game also features a Endless mode and Puzzle mode.

Flips: More Bloody Horowitz
This is a 1 player only game that costs 200 DSi Points. this is another title in the Flips series of books, this time it features 3 stories from Anthony Horowitz.

Press Release

ust because Nintendo offers a rich selection of downloadable games doesn't mean you have to be rich to enjoy them. Available for just 500 Nintendo DSi Points™ apiece, Looksley's Line Up™ and Frogger Returns for the Nintendo DSiWare™ service offer immersive virtual world fun and arcade-inspired thrills, respectively, at a budget-friendly price. Check out the complete lineup of incredible titles for the hand-held Nintendo DSi™ system, and while you're at it, be sure to download the hilarious new Photo Dojo™ game, available for zero Nintendo DSi Points through June 10 (the game will require 200 Nintendo DSi Points for download as of June 11).

BIT.TRIP RUNNER marks a fresh installment in one of the WiiWare™ service's most acclaimed game series, while the Super NES™ classic Kirby Super Star™ arrives on the Virtual Console™ service, each available to download for only 800 Wii Points™. Also, fans of Band Hero for the Wii™ system can be among the first to play the new Band Hero 1 Track Pack, featuring music from Miley Cyrus ("7 Things"), Selena Gomez ("Falling Down") and Demi Lovato ("Here We Go Again"). This pack will be exclusive to Wii for one week starting May 18, 2010.

This week also brings new additions to the "Big Name Games" section of the WarioWare™: D.I.Y. series, featuring downloadable microgames from some of the industry's most talented figures. Gary and Allison, hosts of the Nintendo Channel's "Nintendo Week" program, have each created an original microgame to add to the series' wild mix. New "Big Name Games" will be added every Monday through July 26, all available to download for zero Nintendo DSi Points to anyone with broadband Internet access and a copy of either WarioWare: D.I.Y. for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems or WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase software for the WiiWare service. Visit the Nintendo Channel on your Wii™ system today to learn more about these games and to get a look at Gary and Allison's imaginative creations.

Nintendo DSiWare

Looksley's Line Up
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Looksley the rabbit needs your assistance to finish the story he's writing. Guide him through a world based on famous fairy tales and folk stories from around the globe, helping him to gather inspiration by finding hidden items along the way. In this unique take on hidden-picture games, you'll move the Nintendo DSi system to change your view of various 3-D dioramas. Peer deeply into the scene as you shift the system, watching as layers within the diorama move to reveal previously unseen letters and objects. As you collect these letters and objects, you'll meet new characters and spell words that will open additional stages with more sets of hidden items to find. Particular stages contain secret pictures, testing your observation skills even further. Scour each scene's incredible depth and detail as you lend Looksley a hand in completing his masterpiece. Players of all ages will love this visual puzzle challenge and be amazed to see that even the same spot can look different from another angle.

Frogger Returns
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 500 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Frogger is coming to a Nintendo DSi system near you! Frogger Returns takes the heart-pounding challenge of arcade Frogger and moves it into the next dimension. Classic top-down 2-D game play is updated with colorful 3-D graphics, a new perspective, new levels, new enemies and game-changing power-ups to dodge and use. Four stages take the original journey of Frogger from highway to home through a new adventure. Use multiple modes to attack your top scores, race against the clock or just get Frogger to his home pad.

A Topsy Turvy Life: Turvy Drops™
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Turn the Nintendo DSi system upside down and draw blocks on the touch screen to fill spaces in this topsy-turvy take on puzzle games. Play "Endless Mode" to see just how many points you can get as the blocks on the bottom screen fill faster and faster. The more blocks you clear at once, the higher your score. Play "Puzzle Mode" to test your brain against 30 mind-bending puzzles. Clear all the blocks within the specified time and turn limits. Can you solve the puzzles before time is up?

Flips: More Bloody Horowitz
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Players: 1
Price: 200 Nintendo DSi Points
Description: Anthony Horowitz, the best-selling creator of Alex Rider, gives horror a whole new look in this mischievous collection of macabre tales, exclusive to the Flips series. Including three new stories – each with its own unique feature, such as illustrations and sound effects – Flips: More Bloody Horowitz finds Horowitz at his most wicked. The Flips series brings modern classics to the Nintendo DSiWare service, allowing readers to collect, solve, interact and learn as they progress through the various stories and challenges.


Publisher: Aksys Games
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: Discover the fastest, most exhilarating action-platformer to hit the WiiWare service. Race across the moon, kicking down crystal walls and sliding under chomping moon-slugs. Bound through the Robotic Mines and face off against the MinerMech. Dash through the Big City on a quest to find friends and defeat the final boss together. RUNNER is the fourth entry in the award-winning and critically acclaimed BIT.TRIP series. You control CommanderVideo as he runs, jumps, slides and kicks. With exciting modern and retro challenges, you can move through more than 50 levels of addictive game play. Chiptune supergroup Anamanaguchi makes a guest appearance. Join CommanderVideo on his most epic journey yet!

Blood Beach
Publisher: Coresoft Inc.
Players: 1
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) – Blood, Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: You are hopelessly outnumbered and have no choice but to fight and win. Just you, your guns and the thin stretch of Blood Beach stand between you and the entire Japanese Imperial Navy. You have an impressive arsenal of weapons, including the M2 BMG, 40mm M1 and, of course, your Thompson SMG. But the Imperial Japanese Navy will hit you with everything they can muster – "Zeros," "Bettys" and even Takao-class battleships – in their methodical and relentless push to recapture the Solomon Islands. High scores can be saved for Easy, Normal and Hard levels of difficulty.

Virtual Console

Kirby Super Star
Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: Nintendo
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: That awful King Dedede is at it again – he's stolen all the food in Dream Land. It's up to Kirby™ to get it back and ultimately save Pop Star from being overtaken. In what may be the most diverse adventure yet for the round, pink hero, Kirby journeys through six main games and two minigames, finishing with the ultimate showdown in The Arena. Each game offers its own story and style of platforming action, as well as unique environments and an assortment of enemies. Swallowing an enemy allows Kirby to copy the abilities of that enemy, granting him the power to perform special attacks and giving him a new hat to don. In a strategic twist, Kirby can now give up an acquired ability and use it to turn an enemy into a helper. The helper will follow Kirby around and automatically fight as his ally or offer a second player the chance to join in the game by controlling it. There's never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and swallows enemies in his battle against King Dedede, Dyna Blade and Meta Knight.

Nintendo adds new titles to the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Mondays. Users with broadband Internet access can redeem Wii Points or Nintendo DSi Points to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased in the Nintendo DSi Shop. A Nintendo Points Card™ can be purchased at retail locations. All points from one Nintendo Points Card must be redeemed in either the Nintendo DSi Shop or the Wii Shop Channel. They are not transferable and cannot be divided between the two systems.

Remember that both Wii and Nintendo DSi feature parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, or

EA Have Released A Developer Interview With The Designer From Skate 3

EA have released a new developer interview for Skate 3. this video features a interview with the games designer, Jordan Watt. he acknowledges that skating is hard and that they try to help the player by having coach in the game, Frank. He also discusses that the game builds on the improvements seen in Skate 2, there are now more characters, 29 in total now, better online, for example the video editor can be accessed whilst playing online with friends, and new features like Skate Feed, telling your friends what you have been doing like Facebook. Alot of ingame footage is shown of many things talked about in the video.

EA Have Released A Developer Interview With The Executive Producer From Crysis 2

EA have released a new developer interview from their Showcase event. this video is with the Executive Producer from Crysis 2. in the video, Nathan Camarillo discusses how players of the original Crysis created player styles and that this has been added and expanded in Crysis 2. the change of location is also highlighted, bringing the battle to an urban environment makes it less similar, like the Jungle in the original game. Nathan Camarillo discusses were this game sits when compared to the story of Modern Warfare 2 and other shooters, saying its a balance of warfare and sci-fi, and that it takes advantage of this.

EA Have Released A Developer Interview With Rockband Greenday's Producer

EA have released a developer interview with the producer behind Rockband Greenday. In this video, the Producer talks about how involved the Band members were in the making of the game, making sure the locations and character models were correct. the Producer also reveals that there is over 40 minutes or archived footage of the band which many people may not have ever seen. This video also has in-game footage of the game showing gameplay and what appears to be cutscenes. its revealed that Rockband decided to go with Greenday because Rockband's audience grew up with Greenday and like the music.

EA Have Released A Developer Interview With The Ambitions DLC For The Sims 3 Associate Producer

EA have released a new developer interview from the EA Showcase event they recently held in London. this interview is with the Associate Producer behind the Ambitions DLC for The Sims 3. in this interview, they discuss how the Ambitions DLC pack gives your Sims jobs to do that affect the Sims world around them, for example buildings you design as an architect appear in the game. whilst the Sim is working, they will have choices to do something good, like a fireman, or bad, like beat Sims up for information as a P.I. In-Game footage of many of the jobs in this expansion pack are shown in the video.

EA Have Released A Developer Interview With Need For Speed World's Producer

EA have released a developer interview video with the producer behind the up coming summer game, Need For Speed World. In this interview, the games producer describes the games RPG elements, how they're tied to levelling up and unlocking new skills, and how the skills you've unlocked can be used strategically. Some of the games social aspects are mentioned, like the ability to create custom leader boards, and he also mentions that the game will be supported for the next few years via content updates.

Sony Announce Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is Coming Out 7th September In USA and 10th September In EU

Sony have announced the release date of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep for the USA and EU, and have also released a brief new trailer for the game. the USA release date is 7th September and the EU Release Date is 10th September. Sony have also revealed, currently, GameStop will have an exclusive limited edition Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep PSP Entertainment Pack.

This Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Pack will include:

* “Mystic-Silver” PSP-3000 system
* Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep on UMD
* Movie (to be announced)
* 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo


From EU And USA Playstation Blog

Pokémon Sunday Reveal In-Game Footage From Pokémon Black And Pokémon White

Pokémon Sunday, a TV show in Japan, has followed up the Pokémon Black And Pokémon White story from the CoroCoro Magazine, again in Japan, by revealing in-game action of Zoroark and the new Starters.

The first video shows of Zoroarks ability, Illusion, and the way to capture it is to weaken it and wait for it to show its true form. You can trade over the shiny Entei, Suicune, or Raikou from the the Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark movie ticket preorders, Japan only at present, to battle a Level 25 Zoroark. The Second video shows the new starter Pokémon fighting each other and also shows off Hiun City, revealing that people talk to you as you walk past them and the new viewing angle. People also appear to move out of your way and appear more animated in the game world.

Both videos reveal the new battle movements. The videos show that both Pokémon on screen move around, and the camera focuses on your Pokémon as he makes an attack. the backgrounds also appear to change depending on the type of move you use, Razor Leaf makes the background go green for example. There appear to be different movements for doing an attack, receiving an attack, and doing nothing on the screen.

Zoroark Capture.

Starter Pokémon And New Main Characters

From Bulbanews

Sony Have Released A ModNation Racers Artist Spotlight With Kevin Bulter, VP Of Artistic Modification

Sony have released a new Artist Spotlight for ModNation Racers. this spotlight stars Kevin Butler, VP Of Artistic Modification, and is done somewhat similar to the Kevin Butler adverts. The video shows Kevin creating his own Racer and what he looked for in making a track. This track can be downloaded when ModNation Racers is released by searching for the PSN ID: ArtistSpotlight1.

Like all Kevin Butler Adverts, Jack Tretton makes an appearance somewhere, and at the end of the advert, Kevin Butler teases his next advert could be Gran Turismo 5.

From USA Playstation Blog

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