Friday, November 18, 2011

Lightbox Announce A Starhawk Private Beta Starts 22nd November On PS3

Lightbox have announced a private Starhawk beta starts 22nd November. this beta will be rolled out slowly with more invites being added over time. a public beta will be released in early 2012 and those who purchased Uncharted 3 will get a public beta code. at the moment its not clear if Playstation Plus subscribers will get access to the private or public beta.

Lightbox have also released a dev diary for Starhawk. it shows in-game action and the devs talk about the process of making the game beta, testing the game and the artstyle.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Capcom Announce Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Is Coming To The PSN As A PS1 Classic From 29th November

Capcom have announced they are bringing Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors to the PSN. it will be the PS1 version of the game that was released in 1996. it is set to come out from 29th November, though they do admit that date could change.

Source: Capcom Unity

Sony Announce Saints Row: The Third Owners Get Saints Row 2 For Free

Sony have announced Gamers who have bought Saints Row: The Third New will get Saints Row 2 for free. starting from next week and running until 13th February, players who register their online pass code that comes free with new copies of Saints Row: The Third, will get a digital copy of Saints Row 2. if you have already redeemed the code you will still be eligible. 

This offer applies to the following countries; USA, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom. 

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Press Release

Namco Bandai Have Released The First 7 Minutes Of Tekken Blood Vengeance For A Limited Time

For a limited time, Namco Bandai have released the first 7 minutes of their latest videogame movie, Tekken Blood Vengeance. this video is in english.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Square Enix Have Released More Screenshots For Final Fantasy XIII-2

Square Enix have released more screenshots for Final Fantasy XIII-2. these english screenshots focus on showing more menus from the game, including the Infusion, Adornment, and new Crystarium. a few locations are also shown in these screenshots.


Feral Interactive Announce They Are Bringing Tropico 3: Gold Edition To Macs In January 2012

Feral Interactive have announced they are bringing Tropico 3: Gold Edition to Macs in January 2012. The gold edition includes Tropico 3 and The Absolute Power Expansion Pack. this means the Gold Edition has 25 Missions to play through, new Islands, and Megalomania. Tropico 3: Gold Edition is set to come out across the EU, UK, and USA for €29.99/ £24.99/ $34.99. it will be aivbale for download from the Mac App Store,, and other digital download sites.

Tropico 3: Gold Edition combines a city simulator game with a political simulator. you play as a dictator of a Caribbean Island. you have to build your islands infrastructure, manage the economy, and keep factions on your side.


Minimum system requirements:
2.0 GHz Intel Mac with at least 2.0 GB RAM, 256 MB or better graphics card, 
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. 
The game does not support Intel GMA integrated video chipsets, but does run on GeForce 9400M graphics cards or better.

Press Release

Feral Interactive Announce Mafia II: Directors Cut Is Coming To Macs On 1st December 2011

Feral Interactive have announced they are bringing Mafia II: Directors Cut to Macs on 1st December. the game will come out Across Europe, The UK, and the USA for €34.99/ £29.99/ $39.99. The game will be available from, The Mac App Store, and from other digital game distributors worldwide. Mafia II: Directors Cut includes the standalone Mafia II game as well as all the add-ons and DLC for the game.

Mafia II: Directors Cut is set in post World War II America. players control Vito Scaletta, a Sicilian immigrant looking to make a name for himself with his childhood friend Joe Barbaro. Vito becomes a trusted member of a mob family but discovers its a life that's just as dangerous as it is glamorous. the game has a mix of shoot-outs, hand-to-hand combat, getaway driving, and more.


Minimum system requirements:
2.0 GHz Intel Mac with at least 4GB RAM, 
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, and 256MB of graphics memory. 
The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI 2400, NVIDIA 9400, NVIDIA 7xxx series and Intel GMA series. 
The following cards require will require 4GB of system RAM: NVIDIA 320M and Intel HD 3000. These requirements are subject to change before Mafia II: Director’s Cut ships.

Press Release

Sega Announce They Have Acquired Three Rings Design, Developers Of Spiral Knights

Sega announce they have acquired Three Rings Design, the developers behind the free to play MMO Spiral Knights. Three Rings will become an important part of Sega's growth into online gaming. they will continue to focus on Spiral Knights and their upcoming MMO based on Doctor Who.

“We knew from the first time we saw Spiral Knights that the team at Three Rings was not simply talented but truly unique, and the close bond we have formed with them over the past year has only solidified that impression,” said Haruki Satomi, Senior Vice President of Digital Business for SEGA of America. “We are proud to welcome them as the newest member of the SEGA family, and look forward to seeing what great things we can create together over the coming years.”

“Three Rings has always been a studio that prides itself on the depth and creativity of our games, we are very fortunate to have found a company like SEGA that both respects our identity and shares our passion for developing engaging and quality games,” said Daniel James, CEO of Three Rings Design, Inc. “We are honored to be joining such a legendary team and look forward to collaborating on amazing ideas together.”

Press Release