Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Techland Have Released A New Dead Island Trailer Called Island Of Beauty

Techland and Deep Silver have released a new trailer for Dead Island. this trailer uses in-game action to show some of the sights from the Island. the trailer also shows a few zombies.

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Dark Energy Digital Reveal Response To Their Darknet System Has Exceeded Expectations

Dark Energy Digital have revealed their user feedback system in Hydrophobia Prophecy called Darknet has exceeded even their more optimistic expectations. they have released a video showing this feedback in Hydrophobia Prophecy and what they have already done to address concerns gamers have had.

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Press Release

Dark Energy Digital is delighted to announce that its new Darknet developer feedback system has exceeded its most optimistic expectations. Darknet launched in Hydrophobia Prophecy on Steam last week, and thousands of players have since submitted their feedback using the system, which automatically uploads contextual data for Dark Energy to analyse.

"We were expecting a slow burn with Darknet, so when we switched on InfiniteWorlds the day after launch and the whole game map lit up like a Christmas tree, we were really surprised. People really seem to be embracing the connected development philosophy behind Darknet." – Pete Jones, Director, Dark Energy Digital.

Dark Energy developers are now busy analyzing the data by actually playing through the game with real gamers feedback appearing as icons tagged throughout the world.

“It’s a mind blowing experience to play back through the game you created and see what the community thinks about the different elements. You see clusters of positive responses around cool moments and you can analyse the map area by area to see which are most popular. But the main idea of course is to actively improve the game, and this is already happening. Thanks to Steam Cloud we’ve already delivered several micro updates to address frustrations flagged up by Darknet, such as adding extra checkpoints to alleviate concentrations of frustration data points.”

Dark Energy has big plans for Darknet and are already listening to the community about the features they want to see added in future.

“This is just the beginning. With Darknet we’ve given our players a seat at the board room table, and we have big plans to build an even stronger community and better connections between that community and us as developer.”

About Dark Energy Digital Ltd.
Dark Energy Digital is a technology company based in Manchester England. It is a publisher and developer of innovative games that are produced with its ground breaking games-creation technology, InfiniteWorlds™. and the water simulation HydroEngineTM

Zoo Entertainment Have Released A New Fireburst Trailer Showing Tracks In The Game

Zoo Entertainment have released a new trailer for Firebusrt. this trailer shows in-game action from several tracks. the trailer also shows some of the different ways you can use the fire mechanic against other drivers.

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Nintendo Is Giving UK Gamers The Chance To Vote For The UK Cover Art For Xenoblade Chronicles

Nintendo have announced they are giving UK gamers the chance to vote for the Xenoblade Chronicles Cover Art in the UK. there are 4 to choose from. voting runs from 13th May to 25th May and votes are counted when you have chosen your favourite cover art and shared your choice on Twitter or Facebook. The current favourite boxart is the picture on top of this post, and the other 3 choices are below. Head to Xenoblade Chronicles Cover site to vote.

Source: Nintendo UK

Capcom Have Released New Barry Burton Screenshots For Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

Capcom have released new screenshots for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. these screenshots show the Barry Burton character in the game, killing several enemies with his guns, fists and feet.


NISA Announce They Are Bringing Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland To The EU And USA This Fall

NISA have announced they are bringing Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland exclusively to the PS3 in the USA and EU this fall. Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland takes place a few years after Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland and the story is of a new alcehmist and her travels.

Character Art

Press Release

Santa Ana, Calif. –NIS America is excited to announce the fall release of Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland in North America and Europe exclusively for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system! Atelier Totori follows the story of a new alchemist and her travels around Arlandseveral years after the events of Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland. Fans of Roronawill surely enjoy Totori’s story as well as the more in-depth synthesis and battle systems!

The small fishing village of Alanyaon the ArlandRepublic’s southern border is home to the young alchemist-in-training TotooriaHelmold. She is called Totoriby her friends and family, and she wishes to become a great adventurer. One day, she resolves to make the journey to Arland, become an adventurer, and explore the world beyond her hometown. She will make many friends along her journey of discovery —some new, some familiar. When her quest comes to a close, your actions over the course of the game will dictate whether she finds the answers to her questions, forge unbreakable bonds with friends, or take different paths entirely.

Game Features
•Travel and map the Republic of Arlandover several years, exploring dozens of unique locales.
•Synthesize hundreds of items: ingredients, weapons, armor, and explosives to help you on your journey.
•Classic turn-based RPG combat brings strategy and a sense of nostalgia for gamers new and old.
•Several unique endings to experience will keep you playing even after finishing it the first time

NISA Announce They Are Bringing Bleach: Soul Resurrección To The EU This September

NISA have announced Bleach: Soul Resurrección is coming out in the EU on September 2011. this is the first Bleach game to be released on the PS3 and Bleach: Soul Resurrección is exclusive to the PS3.

Bleach: Soul Resurrección takes place during the Arrancar storyline and has Soul Society fighting the Arrancars. there are 21 playable characters in this action adventure game. there will be a customisable character levelling system and various game modes.

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Ichigo Screenshots

Ishida Screenshots

Rukia Screenshots

Hitsugaya vs Harribel Screenshots

Character Art

Press Release

Santa Ana, Calif. (May 13, 2011) – NIS America, Inc. is proud to reveal today the summer 2011 release of Bleach: Soul Resurrección, a heart-pounding action game for the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system . The new game is based on the popular animated BLEACH series from VIZ Media, and is the first BLEACH game for the PS3™ platform.

“There are numerous anime-based video games, but many fall short in gameplay,” says Jack Niida, Producer at NIS America. “Bleach: Soul Resurrección faithfully represents the anime series with its beautiful cel-shaded graphics and combines it with amazing gameplay. The game style is simple enough for action game beginners, yet has enough features to satisfy hardcore players. The game follows the battle against the evil Arrancars, but there are times when you will be able to play as the enemy. This is especially exciting if you follow the manga closely, since you can be characters in the manga that are normally forgotten after being defeated.”

“BLEACH is one of the most popular anime and manga properties to ever be released in North America, and the new Bleach: Soul Resurrección video game incorporates many familiar characters and storylines from the series,” says Pascal Bonnet, EMEA Dirctor for Licencing at Viz Media Europe. “We look forward to the success of this new release and to working closely with NIS America as they add an exciting new dimension to this celebrated property.”

GAME INFORMATION Based on the popular manga/anime series, Bleach: Soul Resurrección depicts the battle between the Soul Reapers and the army of evil Arrancars that threaten the peace of the world.

Bleach: Soul Resurrección gives players the sensation of single-handedly destroying an army of monsters and evil spirits with lightning-fast swordfighting action. Gamers can re-live the experiences of various characters from the anime by closely following the original story. The environments are faithfully reproduced with beautiful cel-shaded 3D models that will satisfy even the most devoted fans. Bleach: Soul Resurrección will give gamers an unparalleled anime action game experience.

•21 playable characters from the hit anime/manga BLEACH
•Massive free-roaming action/adventure game with beautiful anime-inspired cel-shaded graphics
•Various game modes, including: Story Mode, Mission Mode, and more
•Customizable character leveling system: unlock status enhancements and add special abilities through a customized “character map” for each playable character

Sony Detail The Welcome Back Program For EU And USA PSN Users

The EU and USA Playstation Blogs have detailed the Welcome Back and Customer Appreciation Programs. as well as free games, users will also get Playstation Plus membership and Home Items. to be eligible, users had to be registered PSN users by 20th April 2011. Users will have 30 days from when the program is live to download their free games. 

Users who have both a PS3 and PSP will get 4 free games. Those games are yours to keep. any items bought using Playstation Plus are yours to keep. any free games you get via the 30 days of free PSN plus are not yours to keep and will be inaccessible when your 30 days are up.

UK/EU Users Get 2 of the following PS3 games:
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Infamous
  • Wipeout HD/Fury
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
  • Dead Nation
UK/EU Users get 2 of the following PSP games
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation PSP
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation
USA Users Get 2 of the following PS3 games:
  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury
USA Users get 2 of the following PSP games
  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation
German Users Get 2 of the following PS3 games:
  • Hustle Kings
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury
  • Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty
German Users get 2 of the following PSP games
  • LittleBigPlanet PSP
  • ModNation PSP
  • Buzz Junior Jungle Party
  • Everybody’s Golf 2
Sony Europe's Nick Caplin has come out and said that there's nothing they can do for users who already own, for example, 4 of the 5 PS3 games. Sony wanted to offer big PS3 games and not little PSN games and they made sure each of the games had a metacritic rating of 84% or higher. but as Nick says "Unfortunately with a user base of 77m people, it is really hard to offer something for everyone."
    From EU And USA Playstation Blog

    Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From The 14th, 15th, And 16th May

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    The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From 14th To 16th May

    • QTE Blog: Lightbox Interactive Announce Starhawk Is Coming To The PS3 In 2012 http://ht.ly/1cF6UZ
    • QTE Blog: Konami Have Released A New Trailer For No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise http://ht.ly/1cF96s
    • QTE Blog: Namco Bandai Announce Soul Calibur V For The PS3 And Xbox 360 http://ht.ly/1cFbru
    • QTE Blog: EA Detail Speedhunters DLC For Shift 2 Unleashed, Announce It's Coming 17th May http://ht.ly/1cFdPw
    • PS3: I have just turned on my PS3, firmware update 3.61 out now. I'm in the uk. I'll tweet once again when the firmware has finished
    • RT @PlayStation PS3 System Software Update is now live http://bit.ly/mahEYV
    • PS3: PSN Restoration completed, N.America, Middle East, New Zealand, Australia, S.America, UK, Ireland. Not trouble free http://ht.ly/4V4Sg
    • Reported USA April Console Sales, Xbox 360 297,000. PS3 204,000. Nintendo 3DS 194,000. Wii 172,000. DS Family 257,000 http://ht.ly/4V4TT
    • Milla Jovovich Tweets the next Resident Evil movie is called Retribution, looks like there's filming in Japan http://ht.ly/4V4VH
    • PS3: Its reported Sony Taiwan announced God Of War: Portable HD Collection. nothing official announced as yet http://ht.ly/4V4WC
    • PS3: Japan is reportedly not allowing Sony to turn on the PSN there until they are satisfied over a couple of issues http://ht.ly/4VCiT
    • UK Game Charts top 6, Brink, Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean, Zumba Fitness, Portal 2, Call Of Duty Black Ops Mortal Kombat http://ht.ly/4VEmD
    • Square Enix trademark Square Enix Masterpieces in EU, Speculation is they'll be HD remakes or special re-releases http://ht.ly/4VEHU
    • there's some reports that the PSN hack was done using Amazon's Cloud Based Service http://ht.ly/4VJwp
    • Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada says PSN being down has affected them, says Devs maybe hit hard by lack of DLC revenue http://ht.ly/4VLgG
    • Square Enix do not renew Final Fantasy Haeresis XIII trademark. speculation is the game, if there was one, was cancelled http://ht.ly/4VLGj
    • PC: lionhead say Fable 2 is not coming to PC, they have already moved onto new projects http://ht.ly/4VNZ0
    • PS3: Sony announce there will be multiple PSN Store updates per week when the PSN Store is back uphttp://ht.ly/4VOAP