Thursday, May 27, 2010

Konami Have Released New Screenshots For The Wii And DS Versions Of Gormiti: The Lords of Nature!

Konami have released new screenshots for both the DS and Wii versions of Gormiti: The Lords of Nature!. The Wii Screenshots highlight powerful attacks and special moves as well as new views of the Earth region of the Island of Gorm. The DS Screenshots are from the Forest and Sea regions of the island of Gorm and show in-game action and environments.

Wii Screenshots

DS Screenshots

Press Release

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today revealed new screenshots from the upcoming action puzzle game, Gormiti: The Lords of Nature! for Nintendo Wii and DS. Based on the popular European toy and TV franchise now airing on the Cartoon Network, the all-new screens will give gamers a first look at the Gormiti video game debut with new characters, special attack moves, beautiful environments and more.

Gamers begin their adventure with Razzle, a character shuttled to the ‘Island of Gorm’ when he knocks over old books in a library and opens a portal to another world. Razzle and his books land in the midst of vast armies trapped in a never-ending battle driven by the elemental forces of nature. At the heart of this battle, the evil Lava Gormiti, Magmion, learns of five sacred amulets that will open an inter-dimensional portal to Earth once united. It is the task of The Lords of Nature, Earth, Sea, Air and Forest, to keep Magmion from succeeding and reaching Earth. The game also showcases numerous landmarks from the television series with full story and arcade modes and two-player co-op play on the Wii. Players will utilize the skills of the Lords of Nature by unleashing ‘Super’ attacks and powerful long-ranges moves as they battle Magmion’s minions. Each Lord will
have to be released at the right time to take advantage of their various skills and strengths in battle. The gameplay will constantly challenge players with jigsaw and sliding tile puzzle games where players must collect and assemble pieces relating to each character in order to build an interactive 3D image.

All-new Wii screenshots will highlight powerful attacks and special moves dealt by the Lords of Nature, in addition to views of the Earth region of the Island of Gorm. DS screenshots feature action and environments from the Forest and Sea regions of the Island of Gorm.

Sony Release A Video Interview With Guerrilla Games‘ Steven Ter Heide That Also Shows Killzone 3 Gameplay

Sony have released a video interview between Sony's Jeff Rubenstein and Guerrilla Games' Steven Ter Heide. in the video they talk about what wasn't added in Killzone 2 and what they were adding to Killzone 3, like the jetpacks that were in Killzone Liberation. they also discuss the friendly rivalry between the Sony teams to produce the best looking games and how they're going to Win it. its revealed that after the Killzone 2 DLC was finished, Guerrilla Games moved straight onto Killzone 3. The interview also reveals that Killzone 3 won't have loading times.

If you watch the video carefully, best to do so in HD, you can see in the background on the TV Killzone 3 running. it appears to be a loop of gameplay footage, but it does show many new things in the game, like new weapon and new Melee Kills. familiar things from Killzone 2 are also shown, like the cover mechanic, weapon re-loading, and enemy AI.

From USA Playstation Blog

Atari Announce Test Drive Unlimited 2 Is Coming Out In USA On 21st September

 Atari have announced that Test Drive Unlimited 2 is coming out in the USA on 21st September. I Now have access to Atari Press Materials and have included screenshots that they have released for the game so far as well as two trailers, 1 focuses on many of the cars in the game, whilst the other trailer shows customisation options and things you can do away from the racing.


Release Date From Quick Jump

EA Announce Need For Speed World Is Coming Out 20th July

EA Have annoucned that Need For Speed World is coming out on 20th July. This MMO Racing game will be able to be downloaded from where players can download a free version of the game that lets you play up to level 10. a starter pack will be available that lets players race up to level 50, have $20 of SpeedBoost, and an assortment of power ups, and a limited edition vehicle, all for $20. Players who pre-order the game will get a 1 week headstart and will be able to play the game from 13th July with increased XP, get access to all beta events, and reserve their driver names.

Press Release

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that Need for Speed™ World, the massively multiplayer online action racing game, will go live on July 20, 2010.Need for Speed World thrusts gamers into an enormous, socially-connected white-knuckle Need for Speedexperience featuring an all-new power-up system and deep RPG style progression.

Beginning July 20th, Need for Speed World will be available as a free client download at The free client gives gamers a taste of the action with access to all races, pursuits and career progression up to level 10.

Players looking for the ultimate experience can purchase the Need for Speed World Starter Pack which includes a credit for $20 worth of SpeedBoost, full access up to level 50, a bundle assortment of power-ups like Nitrous and Traffic Magnet to help you get started, and an exclusive limited edition vehicle – all for MSRP $20*. Owners of the Starter Pack also get the added benefit of being able to purchase items like power-ups, double XP periods and even rental cars starting at just a few cents.*

Players who pre-order Need for Speed World will have a one-week headstart to the game on July 13th, with increased Rep (XP) gain for the duration of the headstart event and guaranteed access to all upcoming Need for Speed World beta events. Finally, players will also be able to reserve their driver names in advance of the game going live and have VIP status permanently displayed in their driver profile. Pre-orders are available now or at participating digital retailers nationwide.

Need for Speed World brings together best in class action racing with an unparalleled social experience. Players can compete against any one of their friends, family or pick from thousands of top ranked players to challenge in intense online battles and police pursuits across 150 miles of sprawling open world. Need for Speed World combines new content with the most popular cities from Need for Speed Most Wanted and Need for Speed Carbon to create the biggest, most exciting race world ever released in the Need for Speed universe.

Need for Speed World is being developed by Black Box, an Electronic Arts studio. Need for Speed World will be available on July 20, 2010. More information and details on the beta test can be found or follow us on Twitter at NeedforSpeed. Press can download assets at

*Conditions and restrictions apply. See details at point of purchase.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA SPORTS FreestyleTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2010, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet
EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, and Need for Speed are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Sega Announce The Next Napoleon Total War DLC Is The Peninsular Campaign

Sega have revealed that the next DLC for Napoleon Total War will be The Peninsular Campaign. This campaign is set between 1811 and 1814 during the conflict in the Iberian Peninsula. This expansion pack has 32 controllable regions, divided amongst 4 different factions, and In addition to France and Britain, Spain has now been added as a playable faction for this campaign for the first time in Napoleon: Total War. This expansion is coming out exclusively on Steam this summer.


From Sega USA Blog

Nintendo Announce PokéPark Wii: Pikachu‘s Adventure Is Coming Out In UK On 9th July

Nintendo have announced that PokéPark Wii: Pikachu‘s Adventure is coming out in the UK on 9th July. In the game you play as Pikachu and you have to solve the crisis that has hit the PokéPark. The Sky Prism had protected the PokéPark, but now it has been shattered, spreading its pieces across the park. as Pikachu, you have to explore the park and find all these pieces. As you play through the game, you will start to befriend other Pokémon, they will become playable as certain points in the game.

From Nintendo UK

GigaMedia Announce Its IAHGames Operation Is Releasing StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty In Southeast Asia

GigaMedia have revealed that theri IAHGames operation has partnered with Blizzard Entertainment to bring StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty to Southeast Asia. GigaMedia expects the Southeast Asia market to grow significantly and this partnership with Blizzard puts them in a great position to capture this growth. There will also be local servers for the game as well as local support in Southeast Asia, a first according to them.

Press Release

HONG KONG, May 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GigaMedia Limited (Nasdaq: GIGM) today announced that its IAHGames operation has partnered with Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., to bring StarCraft(R) II: Wings of Liberty(TM) to Southeast Asia.

StarCraft(R) II: Wings of Liberty(TM) is the highly anticipated sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's 1998 hit StarCraft, which has been hailed by players and critics worldwide as one of the top real-time strategy games of all time; the game will be available on July 27, 2010.

"We are honored and excited to partner with Blizzard Entertainment, renowned for providing the best entertainment to gamers," stated GigaMedia Limited Chief Executive Officer Arthur Wang. "Blizzard games are loved worldwide, and especially in Southeast Asia, where - for the first time - we will have local servers and local support."

"Southeast Asia has a huge population but is an even larger market opportunity," explained President and COO Thomas Hui, "We expect the online game market to grow significantly in the next few years and the partnership with Blizzard positions us strategically to best capture this important area of growth."

Virgin Reveal The Gaming Division Will Be Called Virgin Gaming

Virgin have revealed that their gaming division will be called Virgin Gaming. currently their site only has a countdown clock, counting down presumably countdown down to the E3 reveal.

From Virgin Gaming

IFE Services Announce They Are Working With Sony To Offer PSP Systems To Airlines

IFE Services have announced that they are working with Sony America to provide Airlines with PSP systems. The PSP is certified to be used in-flight, and custom airline branding can be incorporated on the PSP. so far, IFE Services have signed supplier agreements with 6 airlines and they reveal that negotiations are currently on-going with other airlines.

Press Release

KNUTSFORD, England, May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- IFE Services, a leading travel entertainment provider, today announced that it is working with Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) to distribute the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system to airlines.

Through this collaboration, IFE Services can work with airlines to add one of the world's best-selling and most popular handheld entertainment systems to their in-flight entertainment. With on-board access to a PSP system and its broad gaming and entertainment offering, passengers can watch movies and television programmes and play the latest PSP games.

Custom airline branding can be incorporated on the PSP system, which is fully certified for use in-flight. The peripherals were specifically selected for use by airline passengers enabling the PSP system to be comfortably held or positioned on a seatback tray. The PSP system has a high-resolution, widescreen TFT display and a sleek, lightweight design. To provide an enhanced experience to passengers, the PSP systems will be equipped with an extended battery life offering from 5.5 to 11 hours while playing games. IFE Services provides comprehensive crew training and full logistical support and can tailor, load and refresh content to suit airline requirements.

IFE Services has signed supplier agreements with six airlines to date and advanced negotiations are ongoing with several more.

"We're delighted to be able to bring the PSP system to the airline industry," said Mark Hogg, CEO of IFE Services. "As a veteran provider of in-flight entertainment, we know that many airline passengers are interested in playing full-scale games with impressive graphics, which the PSP delivers. With up to 11 hours of battery life and full aircraft certification, our view is that this has been long awaited by the airline industry and the passengers they fly."

For more information about IFE Services visit:

About IFE Services
IFE Services is a leading provider of entertainment solutions to the travel industry. Its focus on quality and innovation is supported by a strong commitment to customer support and investment in the latest systems and technologies.

IFE Services supplies a full range of services to enable its clients to provide a first class entertainment experience to passengers. They include audio and video programming, audio and video on demand (AVOD), branded content, custom publishing, animation, original productions and software development.

IFE Services works with a broad client-base worldwide that includes major airlines and cruise ship operators. The company's headquarters are in Cheshire, UKand it also has regional offices in Madrid, Singapore, Santiago, Miami and Lake Forest, California.

IFE Services is a privately owned company and part of the Travel Entertainment Group.

PlayStation and PSP are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Square Enix Announce They Are bringing Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes Of Light To The USA On 5th Ocotber

Square Enix have announced that they are brining Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes Of Light to the USA On 5th October. This is a Nintendo DS Exclusive game that was made by the people behind the Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV Nintendo DS Remakes.

  • The first original FINAL FANTASY title for Nintendo DS brought to life by the development team behind the Nintendo DS remakes of FINAL FANTASY III and FINAL FANTASY IV.
  • Charming storybook visuals crafted under the guidance of art director and character designer Akihiko Yoshida (FINAL FANTASY III for DS, FINAL FANTASY XII).
  • Combat is fun and intuitive with a battle system that operates on Action Points. Requiring nothing more than a simple selection of commands, players can dive right into a classic turn-based RPG battle experience.
  • The Crown Job System offers a selection of over two dozen jobs to choose from. Players can freely customize a character's abilities and magic skills no matter which crown they have equipped. The possibilities are endless!
  • Help friends advance in their adventure, or join forces to conquer tough dungeons. The multiplayer mode enables cooperative play for up to four players.

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that it is releasing FINAL FANTASY®: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT™ in North America on October 5, 2010. Developed exclusively for Nintendo DS™, this role-playing game is the first original FINAL FANTASY title for the platform.

With FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT, the FINAL FANTASY series is rendered anew as an epic storybook adventure by the creators of the FINAL FANTASY III and FINAL FANTASY IV Nintendo DS remakes. Players will enter a beautiful fairy-tale world featuring illustrations and character designs by acclaimed character designer Akihiko Yoshida (FINAL FANTASY III for DS, FINAL FANTASY XII).

In addition to the vibrant artwork, this title introduces several all-new features to the franchise, including an Action Point Combat System that allows players to unleash their most powerful attacks by saving up their action points during battle. Players will also have over 20 jobs to choose from and dozens of abilities to master with the Crown Job System – a system that also changes the appearance of characters as they are equipped with new weapons and armor.

The game tells the tale of a young boy who sets out on a journey of self-discovery with his friends, only to be tasked with saving the world from an unexpected evil. With both single and multiplayer modes, FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT challenges players to take on the roles of four endearing characters who do not always see eye to eye. The multiplayer mode allows up to four players to work together and become the Heroes of Light as they travel alongside their friends on a journey to save the world.

In the small kingdom of Horne, Brandt awakes on the morning of his 14th birthday. Today is the day he becomes an adult, and the custom of the realm says that he must go to the castle to present himself to the king.

Yet when he arrives at the castle, he finds the king distraught and the youngest princess missing, abducted by the Witch of the North. With no one else to turn to, the king makes a shocking request: will Brandt save the princess?

And thus Brandt's adventure begins ...

The first original FINAL FANTASY title for Nintendo DS brought to life by the development team behind the Nintendo DS remakes of FINAL FANTASY III and FINAL FANTASY IV.
Charming storybook visuals crafted under the guidance of art director and character designer Akihiko Yoshida (FINAL FANTASY III for DS, FINAL FANTASY XII).
Combat is fun and intuitive with a battle system that operates on Action Points. Requiring nothing more than a simple selection of commands, players can dive right into a classic turn-based RPG battle experience.
The Crown Job System offers a selection of over two dozen jobs to choose from. Players can freely customize a character's abilities and magic skills no matter which crown they have equipped. The possibilities are endless!
Help friends advance in their adventure, or join forces to conquer tough dungeons. The multiplayer mode enables cooperative play for up to four players.

FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at for more information about ratings. FINAL FANTASY: THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT will be available at North American retailers for the suggested retail price of $34.99. The official website can be found at

About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S. based wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., a holding company leading Square Enix Group. Square Enix, Inc. publishes and distributes entertainment content under the Square Enix Group's internationally renowned brands such as Square Enix, Eidos and Taito in the Americas. The Square Enix Group includes a global network of leading development studios located in North America, Europe and Japan. The Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 96 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 53 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and other well-established products and services.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found on the Internet at

©2009, 2010 Square Enix Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: Akihiko Yoshida.
DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. THE 4 HEROES OF LIGHT is a trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd. Taito is a registered trademark of Taito Corporation. Eidos, IO Interactive, Crystal Dynamics, and Tomb Raider are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix, Ltd. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.

SOURCE Square Enix, Inc.

Sony Have Released Part 1 Of A Behind The Scenes Look At The Making Of ModNation Racers On PSP

Sony have released a behind the scenes video of the making of ModNation Racers. this video is part 1 and shows the game 20 days before it has to go gold. the video follows the team as they try to fix all the bugs in the game, showing the Q/A testers and the long hours that everyone puts in. The game has to have no bugs in it before it can be made and this video summarizes each day revealing the major events, including the day when the game stopped working.

From USA Playstation Blog

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  • PC: The Pac-Man Google level is now permanent and can be found
  • PSP: Marvelous Entertainment reveal they are shifting its games lineup to the PSP
  • Gamefly and have listed Rock Of The Dead as coming to the PS3, 360, and Wii.
  • The OFLC has listed Shin Megami Tensei: Persona as coming out on PS3 and PSP, speculation is its Persona 3 on PSP
  • Sony confirm that a subscription PSN service is coming, more details to be released soon. Current PSN staying free
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update
  • PS3: Team ICO Collection reported as coming out Q1 2011. it has Remastered HD versions of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus
  • PS3: Sony point to the release of the PS3 Slim as a standout moment for the PS3, from a business POV.
  • PC: Ninja Gaiden has been revealed as the newest character joining the Super Mario Crossover
  • Shaq Fu has been revealed as a hidden playable character in UFC Undisputed 2010
  • Wii: there are reports that the US Navy could offer Wii Fit to help newcomers build up physical endurance
  • Wii: The Super Mario Galaxy 2 Soundtrack is coming to Japanese Club Nintendo on 27th May for 500 Points
  • QTE Blog: Sega Announce Sonic Colours For The Nintendo Wii And Ninendo DS
  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Monster Hunter Tri
  • 360: Robbie Bach describes Natal as a way to offer fresh experiences without launching a new system
  • THQ announce a partners program called THQ Partners. its similar to EA's Partners program and headed by Tim Walsh
  • QTE Blog: UK PSN Update 26/05/2010
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released A New Overview Video For Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Demo
  • iPad: Chocobo Panic has been revealed as a iPad game that costs $3.99. players need to grab right coloured Chocobos
  • PS3: Target Website lists MLB 10 PS3 Slim bundle coming 13th June for $349.99
  • QTE Blog: Sony Online Entertainment Announce The Ambassadors of Fate Expansion For PoxNora Is Out Now
  • 360: Microsoft reveal they are dropping "Project Natal" and will reveal its full name at E3, name chosen in April
  • 360: its strongly rumoured that Natal will cost $149 when its released in USA, speculation is around £100 in UK
  • PS3: Sony's Andrew House reveals Gran Turismo 5 is coming out soon and it looks amazing
  • PSPgo: Sony is set to reveal a new promotion, buy a PSPgo after April and get 10 full games to download
  • Atari Financials, Revenue down 15% on 09 to €115.7M, loss of €19.4 million over year. expect this year to be strong
  • PS3: A Analyst is predicting that the PS3 will outsell the 360 this year, 14M to 10.5M
  • Mac: Half Life 2 is out now on Steam. it does support cross platform Cloud
  • Mark Hamil says his last performance as Joker is in Batman Arkham asylum 2, speculation is the Joker will be killed
  • its rumoured Rock Band 3 keyboard symbol is for a Keytar. A Source says Mad Catz is making one like a Keytar
  • iPhone: Its strongly rumoured that the next iPhone is coming out in June, possibly mid june
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update