Thursday, August 4, 2011

Insomniac Announce Resistance 3 Has Gone Gold; Has Day 1 Patch; Comes With Demos,Trailers, And Music Videos On Disc

Insomniac have announced Resistance 3 has gone gold and is set to make it's 6th September release date. there will also be a day 1 patch for the game that brings fixes and tweaks to the game, possibly with a focus on multiplayer. With this announcement, Insomniac have also released a new trailer for the game revealing more of the games story, characters, and locations.

Insomniac have revealed that included with Resistance 3, on the disc, will be Demos for Killzone 3 and MotorStorm Apocalypse in both 2D and 3D. there's also a 2D demo for inFamous 2. there are trailers and developer video's for UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, Starhawk, God of War: Origins, and SOCOM 4. there is also content from Sony Pictures and Sony Music including trailers and music videos.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Temco Koei Announce Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer Comes Out On 25th October

Temco Koei have announced Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer is coming out on 25th October in the USA. players get to race over 19 tracks, inspired by real world courses, and it has support for 2 player offline and up to 4 player online races. the game comes with a “Fun Race Mode” which provides a more arcadey feel, by toning down the less accessible simulation aspects of the game.

Press Release

BURLINGAME, Calif. August 3rd, 2011 – TECMO KOEI America Corp. today announces the release date of Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer for the PlayStation® Move and the Nintendo® WiiTM Remote & Nunchuk for October 25th, 2011. Champion Jockey immerses players into the heart of horse racing and will take advantage of the latest motions sensor controls on the PlayStation 3. Depicting a collection of real world inspired races, players will experience what it feels like to be a jockey using intuitive gameplay. Longtime fans will be able to get back into the saddle with Champion Jockey, the spiritual successor of the G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer series.

From the track to the stables, players will be in for some serious thoroughbred horse racing action in Champion Jockey. On the track players will be thrown into the saddle to drive their horse, jump fences, and use a whip to simulate a real life horse race! In the stables, players will be tasked with the thrilling challenge of breeding and raising their very own race horse. After customizing their jockey, players must hone their skills by acquainting themselves with their horses’ unique rhythm, potential, stamina and preferred racing style to excel on the course.

Race on a total of 19 different tracks inspired by real world horse racing tracks including but not limited to turf and dirt tracks and steeplechases from all over the world. Serious and casual horse racing fans can compete together in an accessible “Fun Race Mode”. Toning down the simulation levels of authenticity, this mode will maximize the fun of using motion controls to race. Offline Champion Jockey supports one to two players, and allows for up to four jockeys online!

Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey and Gallop Racer charges to the finish line on October 25th, 2011 for MSRP $49.99 on PlayStation 3 and $39.99 on the Nintendo Wii. Developed by TECMO KOEI, the game is currently rated ESRB Rating Pending. For more product information, please visit the Champion Jockey website.


TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl® and Fatal Frame® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger.

Square Enix Announce Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions Is Out Now On iPhone

Square Enix have announced Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions is out now on iPhone and iPod Touch. the game costs £10.99 / €12.99 across the UK and Europe, but it is available worldwide. The iPad version is set to come out later this month.


Square Enix have also announced that in celebration of the release of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions, they have discounted several of their App Store games.

Apps for the iPhone/iPod touch
CHAOS RINGS:£8.99 / €10.49 à £4.99 / €5.49
CHAOS RINGS OMEGA: £7.99 / €9.99 à £5.99 / €6.99
CRYSTAL DEFENDERS: £5.49 / €5.99 à £2.49 / €2.99
SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes™ - Encore: £6.99 / €7.99 à £2.99 / €3.99
FINAL FANTASY: £5.99 / €6.99 à £2.99 / €3.99
FINAL FANTASY II:£5.99 / €6.99à £2.99 / €3.99
SECRET OF MANA: £5.99 / €6.99 à £4.99 / €5.49
…and more!

Apps for the iPad
CHAOS RINGS for iPad: £10.99 / €12.99 à £5.49 / €5.99
CHAOS RINGS OMEGA for iPad: £10.49 / €11.99 à £7.49 / €8.99
CRYSTAL DEFENDERS for iPad:£5.49 / €5.99 à £2.49 / €2.99
…and more!

Press Release

LONDON (August 4, 2011) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that FINAL FANTASY®TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS®, which has received global acclaim on several platforms, is now available as part of a worldwide simultaneous release for the iPhone® and iPod touch®.

FINAL FANTASY TACTICS was first released in Japan for the PlayStation® in 1997 and sold over 2.4 million copies worldwide. The game’s popularity expanded when it was re-released in 2007 as FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system with added features such as new cut scenes, scenarios and jobs. Now you can enjoy the world of Ivalice and tactical battles once again on the iPhone and iPod touch.

In FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS you can use the touch screen interface to fine-tune the control of the game. The complex tactical game can be effortlessly and intuitively controlled by tapping units and menus. Instead of switching fixed map views - you can now rotate, move and change the size of maps by sliding and pinching. The loading times have also improved and certain cut scenes can be skipped so the player can dive straight into the battles.

The game boasts a rich storyline, as fans of the FINAL FANTASY series have come to expect. The game also carries on the familiar job system of the series, and introduces new jobs not included in the original PlayStation release. The Charge Time Battle (CTB) system played on a 3D field in real time, further intensifies the strategy involved in the battles of FINAL FANTASY TACTICS: THE WAR OF THE LIONS.

The iPad® version will be available for download later this month.

In days now long past, the War of the Lions rent the land of Ivalice in two. And it is here that two young men of note first stepped onto history's stage. The first is a man named Delita Heiral, the hero who would draw the curtain on the War of the Lions, this dark act of Ivalice's history. The other, whose role is now forgotten, is a man by the name of Ramza Beoulve. Peer through the eyes of these two young men, and uncover the secrets that lie hidden within history's darkened folds.

Character designer Akihiko Yoshida’s illustrations come to life through animated sequences that combine hand-drawn style visuals with the fluidity of computer graphics – fully voiced exclusively for the English version
Classic orchestrations from world-renowned composers Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata capture the essence and breathtaking drama of the world of Ivalice
FINAL FANTASY turns tactical: experience strategic, turn-based combat on battlefields brought to life with breathtaking art and stunning visual effects.
Customize your characters – with 22 jobs and over 400 abilities to choose from, the range of tactical options open to you in combat is truly astounding.
Uncover secret truths hidden within a gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal, heresy, love and heroism.
Recruit legendary Square Enix characters to your party, including Balthier from FINAL FANTASY XII and Cloud from FINAL FANTASY VII.
Watch key scenes unfold through gorgeous, cutting-edge animation.
Smooth, intuitive touch-panel controls specifically tailored to Square Enix’s iPhone RPGs
New and improved visuals exclusive to the iPhone/iPod touch

Product Summary

Platform iPhone/iPod touch
Genre Tactical RPG
Release Date August 4, 2011
Price £10.99 / €12.99 (available worldwide via App Store™)
Languages English, Japanese
Copyright © 1997, 2007, 2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

◆ Sample Discounted Titles ◆

Apps for the iPhone/iPod touch
CHAOS RINGS:£8.99 / €10.49 à £4.99 / €5.49
CHAOS RINGS OMEGA: £7.99 / €9.99 à £5.99 / €6.99
CRYSTAL DEFENDERS: £5.49 / €5.99 à £2.49 / €2.99
SONG SUMMONER: The Unsung Heroes™ - Encore: £6.99 / €7.99 à £2.99 / €3.99
FINAL FANTASY: £5.99 / €6.99 à £2.99 / €3.99
FINAL FANTASY II:£5.99 / €6.99à £2.99 / €3.99
SECRET OF MANA: £5.99 / €6.99 à £4.99 / €5.49
…and more!

Apps for the iPad
CHAOS RINGS for iPad: £10.99 / €12.99 à £5.49 / €5.99
CHAOS RINGS OMEGA for iPad: £10.49 / €11.99 à £7.49 / €8.99
CRYSTAL DEFENDERS for iPad:£5.49 / €5.99 à £2.49 / €2.99
…and more!

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd., a part of the Square Enix Europe business unit, develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix Group. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as IO Interactive™, Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal. The Square Enix Group boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide, DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 58 million units worldwide and TOMB RAIDER® which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at

© 1997, 2007, 2011 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. FINAL FANTASY, FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, THE WAR OF THE LIONS, the FINAL FANTASY TACTICS logo, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, IO INTERACTIVE, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. FACEBOOK is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. TWITTER is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Zero Punctuation - Call of Juarez: The Cartel

This week Yahtzee is reviewing Call of Juarez: The Cartel. the game hasn't had great reviews but has been selling ok in the UK. but will Yahtzee look at this game as nothing but a shooter or will the games levelup mechanic offer something new and fresh?

Hit X Podcast: All The News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 2nd And Wednesday 3rd August

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The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Wednesday 3rd August

  • QTE News: The Re-Cap: News From QTE Gamers From Tuesday 2nd August
  • The BBFC rates Red Dead Redemption Game Of The Year Addition, says its out 16th September in UK, has Undead Nightmare
  • Rhythm Heaven soundtrack coming out in Japan for ¥4,800, has 177 tracks from last 3 games released in Japan
  • QTE News: Epic Have Released A New Gears Of War 3 Trailer Showing Horde Mode
  • #PS3 God Of War Origins, the HD Remakes of #PSP games, has been announced for Japan. out October at retail and PSN
  • #PSP its confirmed Square Enix will release a demo for Final Fantasy Type-0 in Japan before the game is released
  • #Famitsu reveal new Namco Bandai #PSP Game. crossover title called Heroes Fantasia. features characters from 10 Anime
  • #PSV clears FCC, can now be released in USA. rumoured fall release looking possible
  • #Microsoft have trademarked Iron bridge for use in a Videogame. speculated it could be a USA Civil War game
  • Satoru Iwata is concerned the #3DS price drop will lead to gamers not buying #WiiU, wait for a similar price drop instead
  • #Konami game #Twinbee is coming out on the #3DS in Japan as a 3D Classics Game. not known if its getting a west release
  • a new Sony Europe trademark has been found. #Infraworld speculated to be next game from Quantic Dream
  • Satoru Iwata announces release date and price for the #WiiU won't be revealed until 2012. focus is on recovering trust
  • #PC patent application from #Blizzard hints "Mists of Pandaria" could be the next expansion for #WoW
  • Bethesdas Todd Howard believes consumers are happy with current hardware, next consoles from Sony/Microsoft maybe in 2014
  • #Valve say the reason why some games from #Steam require a #DirectX install is due to Microsoft. they can't stop it
  • Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes says HBO Go is coming to consoles and televisions. no dates were announced
  • Namco Bandai Financials.1st Quarter 2011 profits, 8.1% rise. just under 3.4M games sold, top sellers were on #3DS