Thursday, December 16, 2010

Namco Bandai Announce Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive For The PSP

Namco Bandai have announced Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive for the PSP. this new Naruto game is set to come out across Europe and Asia Pacific in Spring 2011. The game features up to 4 player team action, via Ad-Hoc, and as a team you can combine tactics, melee, and Justu attacks. The solo story mode features the original storyline as well as exclusive new characters and challenges. Namco Bandai have also teased that there is a twist for Naruto Fans.


Press Release

CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE –15 December 2010 – Leading video games publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced the latest title based on the irrepressible NARUTO franchise, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Kizuna Drive for PSP®. Loaded with new features and furious four-player ninja action, the game is scheduled for release in spring 2011 across Europe and Asia Pacific.

In a first for the series, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Kizuna Drive will invite players to launch themselves into four-player team action on PSP. Set in the Shippuden anime series universe and with a wealth of characters to choose from, including Naruto, Sakura, Kakashi, Shikamaru and many more, players will team up with up to three friends via Ad Hoc and work together to defeat enemies using tactical combinations of melee and Jutsu attacks. The real test will come when you face up to the big bosses, with ferocious battles in store against Shukaku and Kyubi.

The solo Story Mode will take players through an original storyline with exclusive new characters and challenge them to battle their way through a series of missions, complete with an incredible twist that no fan can afford to miss. The Japanese voice-over, animated cut scenes and opening music sung by the Japanese Naruto voice actor Junko Takeuchi are sure to excite NARUTO series fans.

The game's action and cell-shaded graphics will stick faithfully to the world of NARUTO, which is the #1 best-selling manga across Europe and one of the most well-known TV anime series currently broadcast worldwide.

For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe and its entire line up of games please visit

About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across
Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including Tekken™, Dragon Ball®, Naruto™, SOULCALIBUR™, One Piece™, RidgeRacer™, Ace Combat™ and Tamagotchi™.

© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO / 2007 SHIPPUDEN All Rights Reserved.
Game © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. Published by NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe SAS

“PlayStation”, the “PS” Family logo and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately).
Press Release © 2010 NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. All rights reserved.
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Atari Have Released A New Multiplayer Trailer For Test Drive Unlimited 2

Atari have released a new multiplayer trailer for Test Drive Unlimited 2. the trailer shows many of the different multiplayer modes in the game, including Club vs Club, follow the leader, Police Chase, and more. The trailer uses in-game action to show each mode and several cars in the game.

EA Detail The Shift 2 Unleashed Limited Edition

EA have announced the Shift 2 Unleashed Limited Edition, available for those who pre-order the game. the limited edition gives players early access to 3 exclusive cars, the Nissan Silvia spec.R Aero (S15), the Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV, and the Lamborghini MurciƩlago LP640. EA also say that players will have exclusive access to 40 career events, including Old Vs. New Challenge Events and Manufacturer Showdown.

Limited Edition Boxart

Standard boxart

Pre-Order Cars Screenshots

Press Release

Guildford, UK – December 16, 2010 – The grid is stacked, tires hot, and the engines are set to fire. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the SHIFT 2 UNLEASHEDTM Limited EditionTM. Players who pre-order the game will receive immediate access to three exclusive cars ready to roar off the line: the Nissan Silvia spec.R Aero (S15), the Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV, and the Lamborghini MurciĆ©lago LP640. SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED also delivers the rush of an authentic driver’s battle with exclusive access to 40 career events. Launching in Spring 2011, SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED is the perfect simulation complement to the action racer Need for Speed Hot Pursuit which introduced a simple yet brilliant rivalry-generating technology called Autolog. This groundbreaking network had been carried over to SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED, connecting friends in head-to-head races and comparing player stats for the ultimate social racing competition.

The 40 events include Single-Type race events where a driver’s skill is pushed to the limits as each player competes in the same make of car; Old vs. New Challenge events in which classic cars go head-to-head against their modern counterparts; and Manufacturer Showdown events that pits some of the most iconic car rivalries against each other in an all-out-battle to prove which car is the best. SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED takes the revolutionary true driver’s experience of the SHIFT franchise and ups the ante with an all-new rendering engine and graphics overhaul, innovative helmet camera, night racing, and authentic degradation of tracks and cars.

Developed by the award-winning Slightly Mad Studios, SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information on SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED, please visit or become a fan of Need for Speed on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is 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: EATM, EA SPORTSTM, EA MobileTM 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 at

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Need for Speed and SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. The names, designs, and logos of all products are the property of their respective owners and used by permission. Microsoft and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Evolution Studios Reveal New MotorStorm Apocalypse Information And Release New Trailer

Evolution Studios have released a new gameplay video for MotorStorm Apocalypse and revealed new information about the game. the gameplay video is taken from the Skyline Track and also shows off a new vehicle, the Superbike.

Evolution Studios held an event for the game and talk about all the reveals and news about MotorStorm Apocalypse:
  • Player customization: Perks enable full visual customisation and performance customization in the form of perks are both new features.
  • Playable demo: A demo is being planned for 2011.
  • Stereoscopic 3D: We showed Skyline in stereoscopic 3D, and pretty much everyone agreed with me that it sets the benchmark for 3D gaming. I hope you get to experience it in this way!
  • Exclusive content: PSN avatars, dynamic themes, pre-order and PlayStation Plus exclusives are all planned and we’ll have specifics to share very soon.
  • New Photo Mode: We’ve got a sophisticated Photo Mode that can capture gameplay images in ultra-high resolutions, as well as some easy-to-use tools that allow for fantastic post-effects – all of the Skyline screenshots were taken using Photo Mode mid-race!
  • Post-release content: We have big ambitions to continue support for the game after it releases, and to develop some of the concepts we haven’t been able to find time for in development, including a special island track we’re hoping to be able to give away for free.
  • New taunts and gestures: All previous versions of MotorStorm featured the ability to taunt other riders. This time, we have a set of insanely flamboyant gestures guaranteed to get your opponents fuming.
  • New videos: The videos, including a series of developer diaries , will be launched on the PlayStation.Blog and PSN in the next couple of weeks.
  • Release date: We don’t have a final global release date, but are scheduled to launch in Spring 2011.
From USA Playstation Blog

Sony And Q-Games Have Released A New Trailer And Screenshots For PixleJunk Shooter 2

Sony and Q-Games have released a new trailer and screenshots for PixleJunk Shooter 2. both the trailer and screenshots show in-game action from Single and Multiplayer modes. the trailer shows that you have a large selection of weapons to choose from to help customise your ship. there are also several leagues to play through.


From USA Playstation Blog

This Weeks USA PSP Digital Comic Store Update

Sony's USA Playstation Blog has detailed the comics coming out today on the Digital Comic Store. If your new to the Digital Comics, if you head to the link below Sony have provided a list of 50 comics worth trying out, some of which are free.

2000AD Prog # 1710
Bone # 9
Die Hard: Year One #1 – #8
Ex Machina # 22
Ex Machina: Special #1
Ex Machina: Special #2
Fables # 37
Flash: Rebirth # 3
Green Lantern # 19
Green Lantern Corps Vol. 1 # 1
The Indifference Engine # 1
Iron Man: Legacy of Doom (2008) #1 – #4
JLA #25 & #26
Kill Shakespeare # 7
N-Guard # 3
Planetary # 21
The Punisher (2001) #5 – #8
Ratchet & Clank # 3
Reya # 5
Sandman # 14
Superman/Batman # 41
Supernatural: Origins # 3
Ultimate Fantastic Four (2003) # 1
Ultimates (2002) # 1
Wolverine Origins (2006) #7 – #10
Wonder Woman Vol. 3 # 13
Y: The Last Man # 20

From USA Playstation Blog

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 15th December

This is all the news from Wednesday 15th December

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 15th December

  • QTE Blog: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 14th December
  • QTE Blog: Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 14th December
  • PS3: Kazunori Yamauchi reveals some of the Standard cars in Gran Turismo 5 will get updated to Premium cars
  • QTE Blog: Capcom Announce Storm And C. Viper Are Fighters In Marvel Vs Capcom 3
  • PS3: There are several people complaining about the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops, says the game's now worse
  • The ESRB has updated their Android/iOS App, can now take pictures of boxart to look up its rating and summary
  • QTE Blog: Curve Studios Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Explodemon
  • QTE Blog: THQ Have Released A New Short Trailer For de Blob 2
  • Chair announce that they are no longer making a Ender's Game, their purchase by Epic ended the project
  • PS3: PS3's in Ireland now have the RTE Player, UK got ITV Player and 4oD
  • QTE Blog: THQ And Guillermo del Toro Announce The inSANE Trilogy
  • QTE Blog: Atari Have Released A New Gameplay Trailer For Test Drive Unlimted 2 Showing Audi Cars
  • iPhone: Capcom have announced Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is being ported to the iPhone
  • PS3: Yakuza Of The End is coming out in Japan on 17th March
  • Its reported Keji Inafune's new company is called Comcept.
  • iPhone: Chair Entertainment reveal Infinity Blade was originally a Kinect Game, think iOS version works best
  • QTE Blog: New Zero Punctuation - Splatterhouse
  • 360: its reported Microsoft used stolen footage for the Forza 4 trailer
  • PS3: Namco Bandai announce Tales of Xilia, coming 2011 to Japan
  • DS: Ni No Kuni, the game from Level 5 and Studio Ghibli, sold 170,548 units in its first week on sale
  • QTE Blog: This Weeks UK PSP Digital Comic Store Update