Friday, August 6, 2010

Sega Have Released A New Trailer For Sonic Colours

Sega has released a new trailer for Sonic Colours. this trailer is from the Nintendo Wii version of the game and it mixes in-game cutscenes with in-game action. The In-Game Action shows the familiar Sonic Gameplay, running and bouncing on enemies, as well as the new mechanics, that have been introduced by using the aliens in the game. Several locations and different level design are also shown in the trailer.

Sony Have Released The First Screenshots For Heavy Rain Move Edition

Sony have released the first in-game screenshots for Heavy Rain Move Edition. These screenshots show 3 different scenarios in the game, and what actions you have to do with the Playstation Move Controller. Sony have said that this game can use the Playstation Move with either the Navigation Controller or a Dual Shock 3. Heavy Rain Move Edition will be available for pre-order before Christmas, but if you already have the game a patch will be released that will add Playstation Move controllers to the game.


From EU Playstation Blog

This Weeks UK WiiWare, DSiWare, And Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo UK have revealed the games coming out today on the Virtual Console, WiiWare, And DSiWare stores. in all there are 6 games being released, 1 on Virtual Console, 2 on WiiWare, and 3 on DSiWare. i have added screenshots for the games where i could, but Nintendo does have a trailer at the link below feature gameplay footage from most of the games coming out today.

Virtual Console

Aero the Acrobat 2 – Super Nintendo


Sandy Beach

Chess Challenge!


Link 'n' Launch

Animal Puzzle Adventure

Chess Challenge!

From Nintendo UK

Atlus Have Released A New Video For Etrian Odyssey III Showing Map Making

Atlus have released a new video for Etrian Odyssey III. this video details the map making mechanic in the game. when you are navigating a dungeon or the open seas, you create the map on the bottom DS screen. you can use this map to place markers, annotations, and to set a path for your character to travel across.

Sega Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Vanquish

Sega have released new screenshots and a trailer for the upcoming Shooter from Platinum Games, Vanquish. The in-game Screenshots show the main character, Sam, shooting various enemies. the trailer for Vanquish reveals some of the games backstory and some of the characters in the game. the trailer mainly shows Sam shooting and ducking into cover, but it also reveals the Burns character, the leader of the platoon you've joined, and a female character that appears to be your guide. the trailer shows there is tension between you and Burns and that the game features fast pace shooting action.


Nintendo Have Released New Screenshots For Metroid: Other M

Nintendo have released new screenshots for Metroid: Other M. these screenshots are in-game and they focus on Samus fighting various enemies in a few different locations. one of the screenshots also shows Samus' visor and how you WiiMote becomes a pointer that your arm cannon follows. The Screenshots also show some of the ways Samus can defeat an enemy.


Black Bean Have Released New WRC 2010 Screenshots

Black Bean have released new screenshots for WRC 2010. these screenshots appear to be from the PC version of the game. The screenshots focus mostly on the games menus, showing the main menu at the start of the game, a stage select screen, and a race menu that shows you your objectives for that race. the other screenshots Black Bean have released shows in-game racing and a couple of cars in the game.


Codemasters Announce Operation Flashpoint: Red River And That Its Coming To The PS3, Xbox 360, And PC In 2011

Codemasters have announced Operation Flashpoint: Red River is coming out on the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, And PC in 2011. Operation Flashpoint: Red River is set in Tajikistan along the Vakhsh River and is also set in the near future. the story in Operation Flashpoint: Red River is based on a fictional conflict that will unfold over 3 distinct acts between yourself, a US Marine Corps, and the Chinese PLA.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River's main story mode can be played either in single player or with up to 4 players online using the games drop-in-drop-out Co-Op. There are also several enhancements to this game, over the previous game, that include a streamlined inventory and control system, refined enemy and squad AI system. there are also new features to the game, including, customisable XP upgrades and loadout choice, close quarters combat, and air support options. the game also comes with comprehensive tutorials.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River also has additional Co-Op modes that put you and your friends in situations like having to defend a convoy or having to fall back against huge odds. the idea of each mode is to test the players tactics and teamwork.


Press Release

Friday 6th August/... Operation Flashpoint®: Red RiverTM, an all-new chapter in the tactical shooter series is now in development and will debut in 2011, Codemasters® announced today. Set to deliver an authentic and intensely personal US Marine Corps infantryman experience, Red River’s epic campaign will be played out on a deadly new battlefield set in the remote yet beautiful country of Tajikistan along the Vakhsh River.

Taking a small step into the future, Red River depicts a fictional conflict with contemporary geopolitical themes, which will unfold over three distinct acts in both single player and drop-in-drop-out co-operative play for up to four players online. Faced with new counter-insurgency combat and the returning threat of the Chinese PLA, players will feel the tension, brutality and carnage of modern conflict from the perspective of a marine fireteam on deployment in a hostile country, thousands of miles from home.

Building extensively on the successes of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Red Riverbrings wide-ranging advancements including a deeper narrative-led campaign, streamlined inventory and control system, a refined enemy and squad AI system, player class roles including customisable XP upgrades and loadout choice, close-quarters combat, new air support options and comprehensive tutorials.

“Operation Flashpoint: Red River is being built around four player co-op online play, complete with a strong narrative, new enemies and combat scenarios to deliver gameplay that immerses players in the reality of war like never before. The new setting of Tajikistan is a diverse and exciting backdrop for the wide range of military challenges the US Marines face around the world in real life. We’re excited to push the series in new directions while staying true to the core tactical combat that is the hallmark of Operation Flashpoint,” said Sion Lenton, Creative Director.

“In creating Operation Flashpoint: Red River, we’re building on our strengths whilst taking on board feedback from the community and focussing on key areas and enhancements to further refine the Flashpoint experience,” said Adam Parsons, Executive Producer. “Whether playing solo or co-operatively, players will experience the tense and exhilarating tactical gameplay the series is famed for, expressed through a range of gameplay enhancements and an exciting new setting and narrative.”

Refining the Operation Flashpoint co-op infantry experience further, players will be able to team up with their friends to play through additional co-operative game modes. Whether escorting a convoy to safety under heavy fire, or falling back from the enemy against almost insurmountable odds, each unique mode will test players’ tactics and teamwork in distinct ways. New player class roles mean that gamers can play the way they want, honing skills in their chosen fields as they rank up through the new XP reward system and customise their equipment with numerous upgrades.

Taking the tactical infantry shooter to a deadly new battlefield where one bullet can kill,Operation Flashpoint: Red River will set a new standard for authentic and intense tactical combat when it arrives in 2011 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games For Windows® LIVE. Sign up to ‘get some’ USMC style with the latest briefings direct from the Operation Flashpoint studio at

Konami Reveal More Tracks In Def Jam Rapstar

Konami have revealed more tracks that are in Def Jam Rapstar. These new tracks include songs you can rap to as well as instrumentals you can use in the games free style mode. There are now more than 40 tracks included in Def Jam Rapstar.

New Tracks Include:
Diddy (Featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & The Lox - It’s All About The Benjamins (Remix)
Method Man (Featuring Mary J. Blige) - You’re All I Need/I’ll Be There For You
Nas (Featuring Diddy) - Hate Me Now
Nelly - Hot In Herre
Public Enemy - Fight The Power
Wiley - 50/50

New Producer Tracks (Instrumentals):
Danja - Nars
Nitti Beats - Hand’s Up


Press Release

LONDON, ENGLAND – August 5th, 2010 –Today, 4mm Games, Terminal Reality and Def Jam Interactive are excited to announce additional tracks available inDef Jam Rapstar, the first true interactive Hip Hop music game experience coming November 5th to the Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and WiiTM.

The ultimate emcee experience for video game consoles, Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip Hop, you and your social networks. With more than 40 of the greatest Hip Hop songs available at release, from Public Enemy’s powerful “Fight The Power””, to Nas’ “Hate Me Now” and Wiley’s “50/50”, Def Jam Rapstarallows YOU to be the star by rhyming, using your console camera, and uploading your video to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community

Def Jam Rapstar is also pleased to announce that Danja and Nitti Beats join the likes of DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Cool & Dre and DJ Khalil as producers providing exclusive instrumental beats for Def Jam Rapstar’s Freestyle Mode, which allows the aspiring emcee a chance to deliver their own original rhymes over never before heard tracks by some of today’s hottest producers.

New Confirmed Tracks Include:

Diddy (Featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & The Lox - It’s All About The Benjamins (Remix)
Method Man (Featuring Mary J. Blige) - You’re All I Need/I’ll Be There For You
Nas (Featuring Diddy) - Hate Me Now
Nelly - Hot In Herre
Public Enemy - Fight The Power
Wiley - 50/50

New Producers Confirmed Include:

Danja - Nars
Nitti Beats - Hand’s Up

Def Jam Rapstar is co-published by Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. and Autumn Games.

For more information of Def Jam Rapstar, including all tracks announced to date, please go

To follow Def Jam Rapstar on Twitter please

About Konami
Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular films Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill, DanceDanceRevolution and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at KONAMI CORPORATION is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. KONAMI CORPORATION is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at

KONAMI is a registered trademark of KONAMI CORPORATION.

About Def Jam Interactive
Def Jam Interactive, a division of Def Jam Enterprises, is a leading producer and marketer of interactive software games and a preeminent force in the digital industry. It is committed to delivering high-quality; cutting-edge video game titles to consumers by providing an authentic hip hop experience through gameplay, cultural nuances, strategic partnerships, music, talent, and executive direction. Def Jam Interactive was the first hip-hop brand to successfully partner in the gaming space and to date has produced multiple platinum-selling console titles, including Def Jam Vendetta, Def Jam Fight for NY, and Def Jam Icon. It is the only viable hip hop brand that has trusted consumer loyalty in the gaming space. For more than 20 years, the executive team has successfully extended the Def Jam brand in comedy, poetry, television, apparel, mobile, to name a few. For more information, please

About 4mm Games
Headquartered in New York City, 4mm Games is an independent global interactive entertainment company that is forging a new approach to content creation: Constantly Connected GamingTM. The company is concentrated on incubating, producing, developing, and releasing a diverse portfolio of culturally relevant entertainment properties that join together multiple platforms including video game consoles, personal computers, mobile devices, and the Internet. For more information, please

Constantly Connected Gaming is a trademark of 4mm Games, LLC.

About Autumn Games
Autumn Games is a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on partnering with leading creative talent to deliver blockbuster video games and related media. Through long-term partnerships with a number of the most respected game studios in the industry, Autumn’s mission is to support these creative teams in their efforts to make cutting-edge, culturally impactful entertainment. Autumn Games was founded as a joint venture between Communications Equity Associates (“CEA”) and Autumn Entertainment Partners (“AEP”), combining CEA’s 37 year track record in global media and entertainment private equity and merchant banking with AEP’s unparalleled expertise in content finance. For more information, please visit

About Terminal Reality
Terminal Reality, Inc. (TRI) founded by lead programmer/CEO Mark Randel in 1994, is an independent industry veteran. With a focus on quality, technology and tools, TRI has shipped more than 30 titles, with more than 80 SKUs. Using the technology behind the highly acclaimed Ghostbusters: The Video Game, Terminal Reality spawns the next wave in game development: The Infernal Engine.
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D3 Announce Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 Exclusively For The Nintendo Wii

D3Publisher have announced Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 is coming exclusively to the Nintendo Wii this fall. Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 is designed for beginners and athletes, offering exercises, wellness tips, and recipes. the game will also feature a story based adventure mode where you and Jillian have to use your fitness skills and nutrition expertise in a series of missions to shut down Cureall, an evil food and drug corporation trying to take over the world.


Press Release

LOS ANGELES – August 5, 2010 – America’s premier health and wellness coach Jillian Michaels has teamed up with D3Publisher to create Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011, coming exclusively to Wii™ this fall. The only official video game series created by Jillian Michaels, Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 caters to everyone from beginners to advanced athletes with exciting workouts and over 100 wellness tips and recipes designed to get the player in the best shape of their life. For the first time, Fitness Ultimatum 2011 features a story-based Adventure mode where Jillian and the player use their fitness skills and nutrition expertise in a series of missions to shut down Cureall, an evil food and drug corporation set upon world domination.

“I’m very excited to bring Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 to life,” says Jillian Michaels. “My vision was simple: Let’s keep it fresh, fun and informative! This game is more than personal training alone. It takes the user on a fantastic journey that will challenge and educate them in each step of the way.”

“Our new game gives Jillian’s fans more than just a workout. Using innovative elements, such as the new Adventure mode, we put the power in the hands of the consumer to positively impact their wellness and overall health,” notes Giancarlo Cherisch, CEO and Co-Founder of Empowered Media.

“Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 lets fans experience her approach to wellness,” said Bill Anker, vice president of business development and licensing, D3P.  “Through this game, she engages players on a personal level to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.”

With Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011, users at all stages of fitness can take their training to a whole new level as they continue on their path to achieve ultimate wellness! Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 is produced by Interactive Game Group and under development by Collision Studios. It is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.

About Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011
Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 is the only official video game series developed by Jillian Michaels. The game features her voice, likeness, and exercise form, taking personal training to a whole new level. Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 is designed by Jillian for all levels of fitness, from beginner to advanced, with workouts catering to everyone. For the first time, players can also participate in the all-new mission based Adventure mode where they take part in an original story with Jillian where they will work to save their city. Jillian Michaels: Fitness Ultimatum 2011 also features a large selection of exercises using the optional Wii Balance Board™ and Wii MotionPlus™, where players can monitor their fitness goals with Fitness Ultimatum’s resolution-based tracking system and all new High Intensity exercises that offers the most challenging workouts in the series.

About Empowered Media
Empowered Media, LLC operates the Jillian Michaels wellness brand. The company operates as life architects who’s sole mission is to inspire individuals to empower themselves to seek healthier, active lives. The products marketed are part of the total life solution platform created by the Jillian Michaels philosophy. America’s premiere health and wellness coach, Michaels is a New York Times best-selling author and the star of the NBC series Losing It With Jillian. In April 2011, Michaels will release her next book titled UNLIMITED. For more information about Jillian Michaels please visit

About D3Publisher
D3Publisher is a video game publisher for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.  D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., and Japan.  The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine®.  For more information about D3Publisher, please visit: 

Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Thursday 5th August

This is all the news from Thursday 5th August.

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Thursday 5th August

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 4th August
  • QTE Blog: Hit X: The News Recapping Podcast For Wednesday 4th August
  • 360: Peter Molyneux reveals Fable 3 does not include Kinect functionality at launch, any support will be patched in
  • Activision deny claims made against them regarding female lead characters. Another source emerges saying its true
  • Sony's Dr Richard Marks says EyeToy + Kinect limited in comparison to Move, games can achieve more with Move+PS Eye
  • PS3: Ninja Theory believe that if Alex Garland worked on Heavenly Swords script, it would've been a better game
  • Sega reveal that Vanquish lead character Sam nearly had a robot dog as companion + there was a female android partner
  • QTE Blog: PopCap Have Released New Screenshots And A Trailer For Plants Vs. Zombies On XBLA
  • Glu Mobile, quarterly revenues fell $3.9M, year on year, to $16M. Net Losses increased $1.7M to $3.2M + more
  • rendered gameplay + portfolio for a cancelled game was released earlier but now taken down, it was not a Ubisoft project
  • QTE Blog: EA Announce Kaka Has Been Chosen As The Main FIFA 11 Cover Player
  • Yusuke Hashimoto's Bayonetta information appears to be that the game is getting a classic release in Japan on PS3/360
  • Wii: the Bit.Trip Runner OST is now available for $6 from
  • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released New Screenshots For Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
  • PS3: Ubisoft announce the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood beta starts on 13th September. is a PS3 exclusive
  • Chart-Track reveal Rayman spent Most time in UK top 40 with 261 Weeks, Worms Spend 239weeks. Brain Training 3rd 190 weeks
  • QTE Blog: EA Have Released New Screenshots For My Sims SkyHeroes
  • PS3: Its reported that Channel 4 is bringing 4OD to the PS3 in the UK
  • PS3: Naughty Dog say there is still more they can get out of the PS3, they can push it further than any other game
  • QTE Blog: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Reveal Batman: Arkham City
  • Namco Bandai Financials, losses down from ¥2.8 billion to ¥1.6 billion over Q1 Year on year. sales up 8.2% to ¥75,729M
  • PC: Blizzard are reviewing all maps submitted in StarCraft II and removing those they deem inappropriate
  • Its reported/Rumoured that Guillermo del Toro is in talks with THQ regarding forming a partnership
  • QTE Blog: Sony Have Released A New Trailer For Little Big Planet 2
  • OnLive: a report has suggested that OnLive's 342M shares could be valued at $1.1B
  • German retailer Game Mania has a listing for Mortal Kombat Classics HD 3-in-1. doesn't say what games are included
  • PS3: A trophy List For Sports Champions has been released. possible game spoilers for this Playstation Move Title