Friday, December 21, 2012

Site Closed For Winter Break



Well it's that time of year once more. 
i hope everyone survives today to enjoy the christmas period and the new year.
for me, well i'm just hoping i'm going to be able to shake this cold before christmas!

so until later, maybe near or after the new year, i bid you all a goodnight and a happy christmas/festive period.


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sega Have Released The Second Video In Their Aliens: Colonial Marines From Concept To Game Series


Sega have released the second From Concept to Game video for Aliens: Colonial Marines. this video shows the the concept art above and how it looks in the game, this is inside Hadley's Hope.



Source: Sega Blog

Team Ninja Announce Dead Or Alive 5 Plus Comes To PS Vita On 22nd March, Detail New Features And Modes


Team Ninja have announced Dead Or Alive 5 Plus comes out on the PS Vita on 22nd March. Team Ninja have confirmed that players on PS3 and PS Vita can fight against each other and if you buy DLC Costumes on one platform, you can download them to the other for free. Team Ninja have also revealed more details on the PS Vita specific features, these include:

  • Touch Play Mode: Experience battles in DEAD OR ALIVE 5 PLUS through two new styles of touch combat with the PS Vita held vertically in portrait mode to get a first-person, full-screen view of your opponent at maximum size. In Mode 1, tap the opponent to attack them in that spot. In Mode 2, touch, flick, and pinch the screen to attack your opponent with more finesse and options. Both methods offer players an instinctive way to fight while seeing their opponent in the highest graphic detail.
  • Training Plus Mode: Build your fighting skills and knowledge by playing through challenging missions, each of which offers a fun experience while imparting practical knowledge.
  • More detailed Frame Data: Three times the details for each move in real-time. Unbelievably detailed information like delay interval frames, move reach and more. A game-changing feature for serious players!

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Press Release

Square Enix Announce Final Fantasy IV Is Out Now On iPhone/iPad For £10.99 / €14.49

Square Enix have announced Final Fantasy IV is out now on iPhone and iPad. this version of the game is based on the Full 3D remake that was released in 2008 on the DS. the game costs the same on either platform, it costs £10.99 / €14.49.

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Press Release

Nintendo And Pokémon Company Announce Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Comes To The 3DS On 24th March


Nintendo and Pokémon Company have announced Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is set to come out in the USA on 24th March on the 3DS. this new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game features 20 new dungeons that change each time they are entered. you get to choose to play as Pikachu, Snivy, Oshawott, Tepig or Axew as you explore, battle and befriend over Pokémon. Additional Mystery Dungeons can be accessed by scanning realworld items using the 3DS camera.

Press Release

Namco Bandai Announce Star Trek: The Video Game Comes Out 26th April Across The EU, Detail Pre-Order Bonus

 
Namco Bandai have announced the EU and Australasia release date for Star Trek: The Video Game. the game is set to come out on PS3, PC and Xbox 360 on 26th April at retail and digitally on PC and PS3.


  The exclusive “Elite Officer Pack” will include:

- Stealth Pack – Kirk and Spock stealth uniforms, plus Starfleet Type IV Stealth Sniper Rifle and extra ammo
- Brawler Pack – Kirk leather jacket costume and Spock Vulcan Science Academy costume
- Kelvin Pack – Kirk and Spock  U.S.S. Kelvin uniforms, plus  U.S.S. Kelvin Hand Phaser
- Academy Pack – Kirk Academy Uniform, Spock Officer Dress Uniform, plus Academy Phaser
- Kobayashi Maru Pack – Kirk and Spock  Kobayashi Maru uniforms

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Press Release

Nintendo Announce Nintendo TVii Is Out Today In The USA And Canada, Detail 2013 Service Additions

Nintendo have announced Nintendo TVii is out today in the USA and Canada on the Wii U. at launch, the service will support cable and satellite provides in both regions as well as Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus in the USA. Netflix and Tivo are set to come in early 2013. Nintendo TVii uses the console parental control features and all elements of the service are included in the purchase price of the Wii U, in Japan i think there's a small one time fee.

Nintendo TVii brings together the users current services by pulling information from their providers in one place. this enables people to use the GamePad to browse all their services to find programs/movies and more. the GamePad can then be used whilst watching the chosen programs to find out more information about the cast, reviews, stats and live scores. Users are also able to connect to Facebook, MiiVerse and Twitter to comment and engage others.

Press Release

Activision Announce The Anger Management DLC For Angry Birds Trilogy Is Out Now

Activision have announced new DLC for Angry Birds Trilogy on the PS3 and Xbox 360 is out now. this DLC is called the Anger Management Pack and it adds 130 levels to the game. the levels are from Angry Birds Seasons episodes including Ham ‘O’ Ween, Wreck the Halls, Birdday Party and Piglantis. The DLC also brings the Orange Bird to the game.



Press Release

Atlus Announce Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Is Coming To The USA In Spring 2013 On 3DS

Atlus have announced that Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is getting a western release after only coming out in Japan on Sega Saturn in 1997 and PS1 in 1999. the game will now come out in the USA in Spring 2013. the game has been fully localised to English and features many new enhancements and gameplay features for it's release on the 3DS. these include 30 new demons, a new opening animation and theme song and faster loading times.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers is a first person dungeon crawler RPG set in a cyberpunk Gothic future. the game is set in a city that is held up as a beacon for humanity's triumph over technology...but in reality it holds a dark secret which your group of hackers takes on. the game features a surprise dungeon for those who finish it where Raidou Kuzunoha appears.



Press Release

Queasy Games Announce A Free Holiday Sound Pack For Sound Shapes Is Out Now

Queasy Games have announced a free sound pack is out now for Sound Shapes. this Holiday sound pack will be released via a free game update for both the PS3 and PS Vita that is out now. unlike the previously released Sound Pack DLC's, this one does not bring new trophies to the game.


Source: USA Playstation Blog

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Irrational Games And 2K Have Released A Video From The First 5 Minutes Of BioShock Infinite

2K and Irrational Games have released a new video for BioShock Infinite. this video contains spoilers for the game as it shows the first 5 minutes of BioShock Infinite.

Square Enix And United Front Games Reveal The Zodiac Tournament DLC For Sleeping Dogs


Square Enix and United Front Games have revealed new DLC for Sleeping Dogs. available from today, the Zodiac Tournament costs 400MS Points, $4.99, €3.99, £3.19. this tournament is set on a hidden island of the coast of Hong Kong and it will test the fighting skills of Wei Shen.



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Press Release

Sega Announce NiGHTS into Dreams Is Out Now On PC Via Steam


Sega have announced the HD release of NiGHTS into Dreams has reached PC's. the game is out now on Steam for £5.99. Sega have confirmed that the game does come with Christmas NiGHTS. System Requirements:

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/Win7/Win 8
    • Processor:Pentium 4 @ 3.2 GHz/Athlon 64 3000+ or Equivalent & above
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 8600/AT Radeon HD3650) & above
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:2GB Memory required on Vista

    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.4 GHz/Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & above
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce GTS250/ATI Radeon HD 4850) & above
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Additional:2GB Memory required on Vista

Source: Sega Blog

Capcom Announce Resident Evil 6 Comes To PC On 22nd March, Detail New Game Update


Capcom have announced Resident Evil 6 comes to PC on 22nd March. the game will be download only in the USA whilst the EU will get the game via download or at retail. the PC version will contain all the console content, including game updates.

Minimum specs
  • OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTS or better
  • DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
  • Sound: Standard audio device

Recommended specs
  • OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 or better
  • DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
  • Sound: Standard audio device

On Steam, RE6 PC will support:
-Cloud Saving
-Steam Achievements
-Friends support
-Game overlay
-Leaderboards
  
Capcom have also detailed the new game update. this free update has come out before the upcoming DLC and it brings the following to the game:

-Unlocks Ada's campaign from the start (don't have to finish the others for access)
-Unlocks optional co-op partner for Ada's campaign (human controlled)
-Adds more camera functionality; zoom in and out to your liking
-Unlocks "No Hope" difficulty mode. It's... hard :)
There will also be a second title update on January 22, adding the following adjustments:
-Agent Hunt mode unlocked from the start
-Agent Hunt selectable criteria before starting match (stage, region, settings like infinite ammo or friendly fire)
-Stage selection within chapters
-QTE assist; you have the option to automatically complete most QTE events (a relief on Professional, looking at you Simmons)

Source: Capcom Unity

Zero Punctuation - ZombiU


So Yahtzee got himself a Wii U and now it's finished updating he decided to play ZombiU. Yahtzee is a fan of survival horror games like Silent Hill, but will this launch game satisfy any of those game types or is it destined to fall like the original Red Steel?

EA And Criterion Have Released A New Need For Speed: Most Wanted Trailer Showing The Ultimate Speed Pack DLC

EA and Criterion have released a new trailer for Need For Speed: Most Wanted. this video shows the Ultimate Speed Pack DLC that includes the Pagani Zonda R, McLaren F1 LM, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, Lamborghini Aventador J and Hennessey Venom GT Spyder.



Press Release

Square Enix And Crystal Dynamics Have Released A New Trailer For Tomb Raider Showing How To Survive

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have released a new trailer for Tomb Raider. this video shows the many ways she can use the environment and it's tools to survive.


Sega And Creative Assembly Have Released The First Dev Dairy For Total War: Rome II

Sega and Creative Assembly have released the first dev dairy for Total War: Rome II. this video has the team focusing on Carthage and shows in-game action from the city. they talk about the history of the city and talk about the siege of Carthage, which takes place in the game. the video introduces a new tactical map and talks about the trade-off of creating a lifelike city that is also fun to play in.


Sony Announce The PS3 Has Sold Over 30 Million Units Across Europe

Sony have announced the PS3 has sold over 30 Million units across Europe as of 17th December. this can be compared to the Xbox 360 which has only sold 22.5 Million and the Wii which beats both of them by selling 32.3M

Additional figures from VG Chartz

Press Release

Monday, December 17, 2012

Bethesda Announce The Scorchers DLC For RAGE, Comes Out Next Week For $4.99/400 MS Points


Bethesda have announced new DLC is coming to RAGE next week on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Scorchers brings 6 new areas, a new season of Mutant Bash TV, Mini-games, a Nailgun and it will have you defending the Hager settlement from a new bandit clan called The Scorchers. 

Bethesda have also announced this DLC brings a new difficulty level to the game called Ultra Nightmare and it will also allow players to continue the game after the original ending, enabling players to finish quests and get achievements.

Source: Bethesda Blog

Sony Announce The Extended Director's Cut Of Total Recall Will Have God Of War: Ascension Demo

Sony have announced that the Extended Director's Cut Of Total Recall will contain a code for the E3 2012 single player demo of God Of War: Ascension Demo. you can use the code to download the demo from the PSN. 

This promotion will run in UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Nordics, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Israel, Turkey and South Africa.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Rovio Announce Angry Birds: Star Wars Is Out Now On Facebook

Rovio have announced they have released Angry Birds: Star Wars on Facebook. this new version of the game comes with new power-ups, tournaments and social integration. 

Each week there is a new tournament spread across 5 levels. there are 3 exclusive power-ups includes the Blaster Droid, Saber Sling and Thermal Detonator. you can compete against friends via leaderboards or send them in-game gifts.



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Press Release

Turn 10 Announce The Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack Comes Out From 18th December For 1,600 MS Points

Turn 10 have announced the Forza Horizon Rally Expansion Pack comes out on 18th December. this pack costs 1,600 MS Points, or free for Season Pass Holders, and includes 5 cars, leaderboards, rival challenges and career events. rally stages have also been included that are built across Colorado and you can create your own customised rally car. the 5 cars included in this pack include:
  
  • 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
  • 1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
  • 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
  • 1992 Toyota Celica GT-Four RC ST185
  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR



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Press Release

Nifflas, Green Hill And Ripstone Announce Knytt Underground Comes To USA PSN On 18th December, EU Gets It 21st December

Nifflas, Green Hill And Ripstone have revealed the release dates for Knytt Underground. this PS3 PSN game is set to come out across the USA on 18th December and across the EU on 21st December. the game will cost £9.99/€12.99/$14.99. Knytt Underground is a part of the Cross Buy Deal which means if you buy the game on either PS3 or PS Vita you get the game for free on the other platform.

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Press Release

Capcom Announce Mega Man 1 Through 6 Are Coming To The 3DS eShop

Capcom have announced Mega Man 1 through 6 are coming to the 3DS via the eShop. the first game is Mega Man and that comes out on 27th December. Mega Man 2 is set to come out on 7th February and the rest of the games will come out at regular intervals. this has been confirmed for the USA eShop, with no word about other countries at present.

Source: Capcom Unity

Tommo And SNK Playmore Confirm The NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition Comes Out This Week

SNK Playmore and Tommo have confirmed the NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition is coming out this week. the handheld/console will be available across the USA and EU from selected retailers.




The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition includes: 
  • The NEOGEO X Handheld - 4.3" LCD screen, stereo speakers, 16:9 and 4:3 display options
  • The NEOGEO X Station - Houses NEOGEO X Handheld for charging and audio/video output capabilities via HDMI and composite cables (for a true "classic" experience) - A system within a system!
  • One NEOGEO X Arcade Stick - Authentic arcade experience, for use with the NEOGEO X Station
  • 20 Pre-Loaded Classic NEOGEO® AES games:
    • 3 COUNT BOUT
    • ART OF FIGHTING
    • ALPHA MISSION II
    • BASEBALL STARS II
    • CYBER LIP
    • FATAL FURY
    • FATAL FURY SPECIAL
    • THE KING OF FIGHTERS '95
    • KING OF THE MONSTERS
    • LAST RESORT
    • LEAGUE BOWLING
    • MAGICIAN LORD
    • METAL SLUG
    • MUTATION NATION
    • NAM 1975
    • PUZZLED
    • REAL BOUT - FATAL FURY SPECIAL
    • SAMURAI SHODOWN II
    • SUPER SIDEKICKS
    • WORLD HEROES PERFECT
  • Limited Edition Bonus: NINJA MASTER'S NEOGEO X Game Card

Press Release

UK Game Charts; Black Ops 2, Hitman Absolution, FIFA 13, Just Dance 4, Far Cry 3

There's not much change in this weeks chart, with Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 continuing it's stranglehold of the Number 1 Spot. with most the chart standing still, there was only a couple of games moving from 10-20 with Forza Horizon making a re-entry into the top 20 at 18.

1 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
2 - Hitman Absolution
3 - FIFA 13
4 - Just Dance 4
5 - Far Cry 3
6 - Assassin's Creed III
7 - Halo 4
8 - Need For Speed: Most Wanted
9 - LEGO The Lord Of The Rings
10 - WWE '13
11 - Skylanders: Giants
12 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13 - Football Manager 2013
14 - Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed
15 - Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park
16 - Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
17 - Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
18 - Forza Horizon
19 - New Super Mario Bros. 2
20 - Dishonored

Charts Supplied By 3. UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

Last Weeks Chart

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Nintendo Have Released 3 New Wii U How To Videos, Including The Wii To Wii U Transfer

Nintendo have released 3 new Wii U "How To" videos. the second and third videos show how to sync your WiiMote and GamePad to the Wii U. the first video explains the process in transferring your Wii information to the Wii U. if your about to do the transfer, it would be best to watch the video first so you understand the items needed and that you have to have your Wii U connect to the Internet.





Tecmo Koei Reveal Fist Of The North Star: Kens Rage 2 Limited Edition, Pre-Order Bonus And Release A New Trailer And Screenshots


Tecmo Koei have released a new gameplay trailer and 63 new screenshots for Fist Of The North Star: Kens Rage 2. Tecmo Koei have also provided new details for the upcoming PS3 and Xbox 360 game that is set to come out 1st February. the game features a new mode called Legend Mode that lets you play through the entire story of the Manga, with famous boss encounters re-created. helping bridge the storylines of Fist Of The North Star is Dream Mode, which features original storylines .in all there are over 20 playable characters and the game features online co-op and versus play.



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Tecmo Koei have also revealed the Fist Of The North Star: Kens Rage 2 Limited Edition. as well as the game, the Limited Edition includes:
  • A Visual Story book
  • Soundtrack Cd
  • Calender
  • Kenshiro figurine 


Tecmo Koei have revealed the Pre-Order Bonus for Fist Of The North Star: Kens Rage 2. the bonus is DLC that brings costumes for 8 of the games main characters. these costumes are the original Manga costumes. Kenshiro features 2 additional costumes, one from the Manga and one inspired from the Manga.

Pre-Order Screenshots


Character Art


Press Releases

Nintendo Have Released An Interview With The Developers Behind New Super Mario Bros. U

Nintendo have released a new video for New Super Mario Bros. U. this video features 3 members of the games dev team, the Director Masataka Takemoto and Planners Daiki Iwamoto and Shigeyuki Asuke. they talk through several aspects of the game from not just the game itself but also the hardware and further Wii U integration.

they start the video by talking about the experience of seeing a Mario running in HD and the little extras that were added like light effects on the fire ball. they go on to talk about other parts of the game like, the world map, and talk about why it's like that, an example was to show some of the enemies you'll encounter in that level. 

this video is nearly 18 minutes long and shows in-game action for each of the points they talk about, like videos of Gomba's looking down so they don't fall of edges. the developers also talk about the GamePad, how there are benefits like adding blocks to levels to help your friends get to other areas. MiiVerse features are included in the game, an example shown is if you keep dying in the same place you can post it to the MiiVerse and converse why your dying.


Nintendo Have Released A New Fire Emblem Awakening Introducing The Game

Nintendo have released a new trailer for Fire Emblem Awakening. this game is coming out on the 3DS from 4th February. this trailer introduces the game, providing information about your main characters and the location. the trailer shows in-game action and some mechanics as well as some of the in-game cinematics. the trailer ends with a tease about a rumoured return of Marth.

THQ And Relic Entertainment Have Released A New Multiplayer Trailer For Company Of Heroes 2

THQ and Relic Entertainment have released a new trailer for Company Of Heroes 2. this video shows multiplayer and reveals the game supports 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 multiplayer. the trailer uses in-game action to show some of the maps and available troops and vehicles.


Visceral Games And EA Announce Dead Space 3 Supports Kinect On Xbox 360

EA and Visceral Games announce Dead Space 3 on Xbox 360 will support Kinect. the Kinect Support will include giving voice commands, and in co-op you can use Kinect to help your co-op partner by giving them health, ammo, reviving them and finding objects.



Press Release

Capcom Have Released 3 New Wii U Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Gameplay Videos

Capcom have released 3 new gameplay videos for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. these are from the Wii U version of the game and they show your player fighting against 3 monster enemies. the enemies are Zinogre, Lagombi and Brachydios.





Friday, December 14, 2012

Ubisoft Have Released A New ShootMania Trailer Showing New Features In Its Second Beta

Ubisoft have released a new trailer for ShootMania. this trailer shows some of the new features coming to the games second beta which comes out soon. the trailer uses in-game action to show the map creator and new moves like sliding, wall climbing and charged shots.


THQ Reveal Metro: Last Light Limited Edition, USA PS3 Owners Can Get Homefront For Free


THQ have revealed the Metro: Last Light Limited Edition. this Limited Edition is available to pre-order now. as well as coming with the game, the Limited Edition also includes Ranger Mode and Ranger Loadout, with contains military grade bullets for upgrades and the AKS-74U.

THQ have also revealed that for USA PS3 owners who pre-order the game from the PSN can get a Metro: Last Light theme and Homefront for free. it is not clear if this pre-order bonus is coming to the EU PSN.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Press Release

Konami Announce PES 2013 Update 3 Comes Out 20th December For Free

Konami have announced a third update is coming to PES 2013, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, for free. this update will come out on 20th December across PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. many of these updates have been fan requested and the myPES app will also be improved. Konami say issues with the online pass will be rectified as well as occasional issues with the Master League Online. the single player game will have new goal celebrations for selected players and a better offside system. 

Konami say further DLC for PES 2013 will come, but don't say when this will be or what it'll be.

Press Release

The Game Atelier Announce Flying Hamster HD For PS Vita, Out 19th December For £2.39/€2.99

The Game Atelier have announced they are bringing Flying Hamster to the PS Vita. Flying Hamster HD is set to come out on 19th December across the EU PSN, a USA release date will be announced later, for £2.39/€2.99.

Flying Hamster HD features:
• 6 unique environments packed with fun from the sunflower fields to the big Japanese city or crazy ancient Egypt
• 8 freaky weapons scattered among the levels (bananas, egg-bombs, beer...)
• More than 35 different enemies (sneaky penguins, anti-air cows, exploding foxes, ninja squirrels, toaster-robots...)
• 6 dreadful and unpredictable bosses
• A neat and powerful Soundtrack made from catchy tunes and killer guitar solos
• An unlockable Hard Mode specifically designed for veteran players
• 15 trophies and 2 leaderboards



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The Game Atelier say the game isn't a Playstation Mobile title because an Android version of the game hasn't been released, so instead they are releasing it as a full PS Vita PSN title.

Press Release

D3Publisher Announce Earth Defense Force 2025 For PS3 And Xbox 360, Comes Out 2013

D3Publisher have revealed Earth Defense Force 2025. the game is set to come out on both PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. nothing else is known about the game, other than the press release teases more weapons, vehicles and soldier classes. it is not clear if this is the Earth Defense Force 4 that was teased a year or so ago.

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Press Release

Sanzaru Games Announce Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Comes To PS3 And PS Vita From 5th February

Sanzaru Games have announced the release date for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time on PS3 and PS Vita. the game will come to the USA first on 5th February and then across the EU on 27th March. the game supports Cross Save, Cross Controller AR functionality and Cross-Buy. the trophies in both versions can be unlocked by playing on one console and loading the save on the other.



Source: EU and USA Playstation Blog

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Media Molecule Announce Little Big Planet 2 Cross Controller Support Comes Out Next Week For €4.99/$4.99


Media Molecule have revealed the release date for Little Big Planet 2's Cross Controller Support. this features comes out at the Cross Controller Pack next week for €4.99/$4.99. this pack adds new trophies and new levels to the game. it's not clear if it's just these levels that support PS Vita or if it's the whole game, i think that it's only these levels. you are also able to create levels that use Cross Controller. 

To get Cross Controller working, you will need to have an up to date Little Big Planet 2, have bought the Cross Controller pack and have a PS Vita. the game will install some data to the PS Vita. from reading the Blogs, it appears that people are able to play user created Cross Controller levels without buying the Cross Controller Pack, but they won't earn any Cross Controller Pack trophies.

Source: EU And USA Playstation Blog

Capcom Announce DmC: Devil May Cry Comes To PC's On 25th January

Capcom have revealed the PC release date and specs for DmC: Devil May Cry. the game will come out across the EU at retail and digitally on 25th January. the game supports AMD Eyefinity multi display tech and AMD CrossFire. the game can be played with either an Xbox 360 or Keyboard and mouse.





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Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: AMD Athlon™ X2 2.8 Ghz or better,
Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB free hard drive space
Video Card: ATI Radeon™ HD 3850 or better,
NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTS or better
DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
Sound: Standard audio device

Recommended System Requirements:
OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
Processor: AMD Phenom™ II X4 3 Ghz or better,
Intel® Core™2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 9 GB free hard drive space
Video Card: AMD Radeon™ HD 6950 or better
DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
Sound: Standard audio device

Press Release

Nintendo Is Publishing Rayman Legends On Wii U In Japan, Ubisoft Announce The Wii U Demo Is Out Now

Ubisoft have announced the Wii U demo for Rayman Legends is out now. they have also confirmed the game will be released in Japan by Nintendo.



Press Release

Activision Announce The Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Nuketown Zombie Map Is Out Now

Activision have announced the Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Nuketown Zombie Bonus map is out now on Xbox 360 for all Season Pass Holders.



Press Release

Sony Online Entertainment Have Released 3 Planetside 2 Videos For Each Faction In The Game

Sony Online Entertainment have released 3 new Planetside 2 videos. each video is for a faction in the game. The factions are The Terran Republic, New Conglomerate and Vanu Sovereignty.





IO Interactive And Square Enix Announce Hitman: HD Trilogy, Coming Febuary To PS3 And Xbox 360

Square Enix have IO Interactive have revealed the Hitman: HD Trilogy. coming to PS3 and Xbox 360, the Hitman: HD Trilogy includes Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money in HD. the collections are set to come out across the USA on 29th January and across PAL countries on 1st February.

Boxart


Press Release

Ubisoft Announce Assassin's Creed 3 Has Become Their Fastest Selling Game Ever After Reaching 7 Million Units Sold In One Month


Ubisoft have announced Assassin's Creed 3 has become their fastest selling game ever. in 1 month, the game has sold over 7 Million units worldwide.

Press Release

Square Enix Announce Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy Is Out Now On The App Store For iPhone And iPad

Square Enix have announced they have released the 3DS game Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy now on iPhone and iPad. the game is free to download, it will include 13 characters and 2 musical scores to play with. if you want to add more music to the game, the songs cost £0.69 / €0.89 whilst additional characters cost £1.49 / €1.79 each. Song bundles exist and cost £1.99 / €2.69. for 4 songs.

This iOS version of the game includes a new mode called Quest Medley. this mode creates challenges based on the songs in your collection. each time you play the mode, you have to play through different songs, levels of difficulties, and get different awards for completion. the Compose Scores Mode allows you to create your own score which can then be shared via Twitter.

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Press Release

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Funcom Announce The Secret World Is Moving From Being A Subscription MMO To A Pay Once Play Forever MMO

Funcom have announced a big change to The Secret Worlds subscription model. the game originally was a pay monthly MMO, but now Funcom have moved the game to the Guild Wars model where you pay for the game once and are able to play the game for as long as it's supported. Funcom will continue to support the game with free updates that are called issues and paid expansion/content packs. a membership option will continue for The Secret World which enables those to spend around $10 and get access to double XP bonuses, 10% discount at the in-game store and more.



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EA And BioWare Announce Game Update 1.6 For Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Out Now

EA and BioWare have announced game update 1.6 "Ancient Hypergate" for Star Wars: The Old Republic is out now. Ancient Hypergate brings:
  •  Warzone: The Ancient Hypergate lets you test your strength with a brand new PvP game mechanic. In this Warzone, Republic and Empire forces are locked in a brutal conflict to control two energy pylons. You must fight to take control of these powerful pylons and kill any foes in your way to discharge a massive blast of energy through your faction’s gate. The first team to open their portal will unleash deadly reinforcements to wipe out enemy players.

  • Heroic Space Missions: Whese will challenge your galactic piloting skills. Both Republic and Empire classes have six new repeatable Level 50 Heroic Space Missions. These updated Space Missions are the most intense Space Missions to date and players who are up to the challenge can earn Black Hole Commendations to spend on ship upgrades, high level gear, and more!



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THQ Have Released A New In-Game Trailer For Metro: Last Light

THQ have released a new trailer for Metro: Last Light. this trailer uses in-game action to show the state of the world, comparing it to the world god created in the book of Genesis.


Nnooo Announce escapeVektor Comes To 3DS And PS Vita From 19th December For €9.99

Nnooo have announced escapeVektor is coming to the 3DS and PS Vita. the game was originally released on WiiWare as escapeVektor Chapter 1, with a further 3 chapters planned for released on WiiWare. Nnooo decided to combine all the chapters together into 1 game and bring it to the 3DS and PS Vita. each game now comes with 150 levels across 27 different worlds and there are new enemies and obstacles. online leaderboards have also been added. on the 3DS the game gets 3D support and on PS Vita the game gets touchscreen and gyroscope support.
  
The escapeVektor release schedule on both 3DS and PS Vita is:
December 19 - PS Vita release in Europe and Australia/New Zealand for €9.99/AUD$15.95/NZD$18.90. This will be available on the PlayStation®Store.
December 20 - Nintendo 3DS release via the Nintendo eShop in US, Europe and Australia/New Zealand for US$9.99/€9.99/AUD$13/NZD$17.





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Zero Punctuation - Far Cry 3

Yahtzee tackles Far Cry 3 this week. he thought Far Cry 2 had some good ideas but it's issues held it back from being a good game, so did Ubisoft get it right this time round with Far Cry 3 or is it still missing that certain something that stops it from being a good game?

Zen Studios Announce Zen Classics For Pinball FX 2, Brings 4 Tables To The Game For 800 MS Points


Zen Studios have announced 4 tables are coming to Pinball FX 2 on Xbox 360. these tables should be out from today for 800 MS Points. these are classic Zen Studio tables that have been upgraded for Pinball FX 2. these tables are Tesla, Eldorado, Shaman and V1.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Square Enix And Crystal Dynamics Have Released A New Survival Trailer For Tomb Raider

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have released a new trailer for Tomb Raider. this trailer is titled Survivor and it shows some of the scenarios Lara has to survive in the game, including the stark realisation that if she doesn't survive...no one does.

Bethesda Have Released A Gameplay Trailer For The Dunwall City Trials Dishonored DLC

Bethesda have released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Dishonored DLC. this trailer shows some of the challenges in The Dunwall City Trials DLC, from combat, stealth and mobility. it shows some of the ways you can be creative in the DLC.



Source: Bethesda Blog

Maxis Have Released A New SimCity Gameplay Video Showing Co-Op Multiplayer

EA and Maxis have released a new gameplay video for SimCity. this video introduces ways you can play with your friends in Multi-City. outside your city is land where you can develop, in the video the player uses the land to create a power station. the friend asks to join the game and the player gives them the land with the power station. this means the 1st player gets the power, but pays for it, whilst their friend manages the land. this benefit is further shown when the 1st player needs a fire brigade, their friend has one so they come and help out. the idea is to create not just a city, but to create a region that helps each city out between you and your friends.



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Konami Have Released New Screenshots And Trailer For Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Reveal Modern Setting

Konami have released a new trailer and screenshots for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. this cinematic trailer reveals the game is set in the modern world but still continues from the end of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.Robert Carlyle stars as Dracula in this game, who has woken up after centuries of sleep and begins to regain his power and strength.



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Capcom Have Released A New Trailer For Street Fighter X Tekken Showing Its 2013 Update In Action

Capcom have released a new trailer for Street Fighter X Tekken. this video shows the upcoming 2013 update for the game which sees new character balances and gameplay tweaks.



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Konami And Platinum Games Have Released 2 New Gameplay Videos For Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Konami and Platinum games have released 2 new gameplay videos and screenshots for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. the first video has Raiden fighting a persistent Metal Gear whilst the second video takes place in a Sewer and has Raiden choosing different stealth options.





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FromSoftware And Namco Bandai Have Released The Debut Trailer For Dark Souls II

Namco Bandai and FromSoftware have released the debut trailer for the recently announced Dark Souls II.


People Can Fly And Epic Have Released A New VGA 2012 Trailer For Gears Of War: Judgement

People Can Fly and Epic have released a new trailer for the upcoming Xbox 360 game Gears Of War Judgement. this trailer is a cinematic trailer that teases the event where Kilo Squad got jailed, as well as the state of the war on Sera.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Obsidian And THQ Have Revealed The Boxart And Released A New Trailer For South Park: The Stick Of Truth


THQ and Obsidian have revealed the boxart and released a new trailer for South Park: The Stick Of Truth. the trailer reveals some of the back story for the game, showing how you've moved into South Park right when the kids have been playing a fantasy RPG. this game has you fighting for the Stick of Truth and maybe having to choose which side to fight for. Cartman plays a Grand Wizard , Kenny Plays a Princess, Stan is a Warrior, Butters is a Paladin and Kyle is a High Jew Elf.


Namco Bandai And Tecmo Koei Announce One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 For The PS3, Comes Out Summer 2013


Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei have announced One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 for the PS3. this is the sequel to the first Pirate Warriors game that sold over 1.2 Million worldwide. Pirate Warriors 2 is based around the New World story and will include unreleased stages such as Skypiea and new characters including Eneru.

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To celebrate the 1.2 Million units sold of the original game, Namco Bandai have announced the game will go on sale. this sale will last from 12th December until 9th January and will be on the PSN.

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Naughty Dog Announce The Last Of Us Comes Out 7th May Across EU, Release Story Trailer And Detail Pre-Order Bonuses

Naughty Dog have announced the PAL/EU release date for The Last Of Us. this PS3 exclusive game comes out 7th May. Naughty Dog have released a new story trailer for the game, the same trailer that was shown at this years VGA's. this trailer reveals the town where they start their journey and offers some hints to Joels past.




Naughty Dog have also revealed 2 pre-order bonuses for The Last Of Us. the first pack is the Sights And Sounds Pack. this pre-order bonus includes a digital copy of the soundtrack, a PS3 Dynamic Theme and 2 exclusive avatars.


The other Pre-Order bonus is the Survival Pack. this is a multiplayer focuses pre-order bonus. Naughty Dog haven't revealed specific details about the games multiplayer yet. this pack includes bonus multiplayer points, a melee attack booster, in-game cash, and bonus skins for Joel and Ellie which unlock when you beat the game.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Amazon Announce LOVEFiLM Is Out Now On The Wii U


Amazon have announced LOVEFiLM is out now on the Wii U. this Wii U version allows users to watch movies either on the TV screen or on the GamePad Screen. whilst watching a Movie, the GamePad can be used to access details of the films or TV Show like viewing an episode list. Users are also able to add titles to their streaming library for watching later.

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The Pokémon Company Announce The Official Unova Pokédex Is Out Now On iOS From £1.49, Other Regions Avliable To Buy


The Pokémon Company have announced The Official Pokédex App is out now on iOS. for £1.49 you get the Unova Region and the App. the other regions can be bought via an in-app purchase for £3.99 each, these include Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh regions.

The App lets gamers browse the Pokédex by Pokémon name, number, move, ability or type. you can view a 360 degree of each Pokémon and there is a list of each of the moves that Pokémon can learn.

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Capcom Announce Street Fighter X Mega Man, Coming To PC For Free On 17th December


to celebrate 25 years of both Street Fighter and Mega Man, Capcom have announced a new game featuring both. coming 17th December to PC for free from the Capcom site www.capcom-unity.com, Street Fighter X Mega Man features Mega Man fighting against 8 Street Fighter Boss Characters in an 8-bit world.



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UK Game Charts; Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, Far Cry 3, FIFA 13, Just Dance 4, Assassin's Creed III

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 continues at number 1 for another week. the top 3 stays the same from last week week. all the Wii U exclusive titles have left the top 20. the highest new entry,  and only new entry making it into the top 20, was Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed coming in at 16.

1 - Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
2 - Far Cry 3
3 - FIFA 13
4 - Just Dance 4
5 - Assassin's Creed III
6 - Hitman Absolution
7 - Halo 4
8 - Need For Speed: Most Wanted
9 - LEGO The Lord Of The Rings
10 - WWE '13
11 - Skylanders: Giants
12 - Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park
13 - Medal Of Honor: Warfighter
14 - Football Manager 2013
15 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
16 - Sonic And All Stars Racing Transformed
17 - New Super Mario Bros. 2
18 - Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
19 - F1 2012
20 - Dishonored

Charts Supplied By 3. UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

MonkeyPaw Games Announce New Versions Of Tomba!, Tomba! 2 And Alundra Are Out Now For Download On EU PSN


MonkeyPaw Games have announced new versions of 3 PS1 games are available for download on the EU PSN Store. the games, Alundra, Tomba! and Tomba! 2 were initially emulated from the USA versions of the game, but there were issues with slowdown, video and audio issues. the new versions of these games can be downloaded for free for those who already bought them.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

USA November PSN Charts, The Walking Dead Episode 5, Call Of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, Grand Theft Auto 3 Number 1

Sony have revealed the USA November PSN Charts. the top downloaded PS3 And PSN game was The Walking Dead: Episode 5 followed by Assassin's Creed III, Sonic Adventure 2 and Okami HD.

Top 20 PS3 And PSN Games 
  1. The Walking Dead – Episode 5: No Time Left
  2. Assassin’s Creed III
  3. Sonic Adventure 2
  4. Okami HD
  5. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  6. Portal 2
  7. The Walking Dead – Episode 4: Around Every Corner
  8. Need for Speed Most Wanted
  9. TOKYO JUNGLE
  10. The Walking Dead – Episode 3: Long Road Ahead
  11. The Walking Dead – Episode 1: A New Day
  12. NBA 2K13
  13. Jet Set Radio
  14. Grand Theft Auto IV
  15. The Unfinished Swan
  16. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  17. NiGHTS into dreams…
  18. Journey
  19. The Walking Dead – Episode 2: Starved For Help
  20. Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013

 Top 5 PS3 DLC
  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Season Pass
  2. WWE ’13 Fan Axxess
  3. Borderlands 2 Campaign of Carnage
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Collection 4: Final Assault
  5. Borderlands 2 – Mechromancer Pack


Top 10 PS Vita Games 
  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
  2. Assassin’s Creed III Liberation
  3. Persona4 Golden
  4. Ragnarok Odyssey
  5. Need for Speed Most Wanted
  6. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  7. When Vikings Attack!
  8. Sine Mora
  9. Plants vs. Zombies
  10. LittleBigPlanet

Source: USA Playstation Blog

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Capcom Reveal The Eye Of Dante, A Free App Developed At Aurasma With DmC: Devil May Cry Support

Capcom have revealed The Eye Of Dante App. this free app on both iOS and Android was developed with Aurasma and ties into DmC: Devil May Cry. the app is an Alternate Reality App that rewards users with DMC: Devil May Cry in-game currency. the app asks you to do quests and achieve goals, completion of these earns rewards like wallpapers and ringtones as well as red orbs for DmC.



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343 Industries Reveal Patch Notes For First Halo 4 Patch

343 Industries have released the patch notes for the first Halo 4 Patch. the changlist includes:

• Implemented general stability improvements
• Fixed glitch where quickly reloading after firing the Boltshot resulted in an instant reload
• Fixed glitch where sprinting prior to activating the Hardlight Shield allowed players to move faster
• Fixed glitch were players could throw a grenade and then immediately sprint afterwards to perform a high velocity grenade
• Fixed glitch where Mantis could fire more rockets without reloading if the machine gun was fired partway through unleashing the charged missile barrage
• Fixed issue where DLC was unavailable for other profiles on the same console
• Fixed issue where DLC disappeared after console reboot
• Fixed issue where players could not unlock Campaign completion achievements when using a rally point other than Alpha for any mission to finish the Campaign
• Fixed issue where players were not given credit for completion of a Spartan Ops Episode Difficulty Challenge when completing it through Matchmaking
• Fixed issue where players with 99 or more Xbox LIVE friends could not get File recommendations
• Fixed issue where loadout configurations were lost if the game was booted and then powered off before passing the “Press START” screen
• Fixed issue where attempting to upload large films to the File Share under poor network conditions caused the upload to fail
• Improved time to load variants with separate profiles
• Fixed issue where moving a profile from one controller port to another after relaunching the game reset loadout settings
• Improved consistency of random ordnance navigation marker display
• Fixed performance issues when launching Halo Waypoint from Halo 4

Source: Halo Waypoint

Square Enix Have Released A New Japanese Trailer For Dragon Quest 10 On The Wii U

Square Enix have released a new Japanese trailer for Dragon Quest X. this is for the Wii U version of the game and shows the 5 main playable races in the game.


Namco Bandai And FromSoftware Announce Dark Souls II For PS3, Xbox 360 And PC

FromSoftware and Namco Bandai have announced Dark Souls II for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.  Dark Souls II features a new hero, a new storyline and an unfamiliar world. the famed server based multiplayer is back, and the team say they want to create a game that creates a fresh experience whilst not forsaking the roots of Dark Souls.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

GungHo Online Entertainment America Announce Dokuro And Ragnarok Odyssey Come To EU PSN This December


GungHo Online Entertainment America have announced they are bringing both Dokuro and Ragnarok Odyssey to the EU this December. 

Dokuro is a mix of a sidecroller, platformer and puzzle game. the game uses both front and back touch screens. the main character is Dokuro and he is out to save his princess, he can change into two forms, each with their own skills and features. Dokuro was developed in Japan by GungHo Online Entertainment.

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Ragnarok Odyssey is a quest based RPG and is set in the Ragnarok Online Universe. this RPG is more an action based game than Ragnarok Online game. you can create your character from over 20,000 possible combinations and 6 classes. the game world is open world and you have to explore it. the world is full of other human characters and giants, but you don't have to play alone as the game supports ad-hoc. Ragnarok Odyssey was developed in Japan between Game Arts and GungHo Online Entertainment.

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Sony Announce Spyro 1, 2 and 3 Come To The EU PSN Store Next Week, 60hz And PS Vita Compatible

Sony have announced the PS1 games Spyro, Spyro 2 and Spyro 3 are coming to the EU PSN next week. these games are the NTSC (American) English versions of the game but Sony have revealed that one of the reasons for the delay was making the games compatible with PAL 60hz. all 3 games are also compatible with the PS Vita. no specific prices were announced but the blog say the games would be similar to current PS1 Classics.

Source: EU Playstation Store

Sega And Three Rings Announce Spellwood Is Out Now For Android And iOS For £1.49/ €1.79/ $1.99

Sega and Three Rings have announced Spellwood is out now. this game is out across iPhone/iPad and Android for £1.49/ €1.79/ $1.99. the game has a single player game which pits you against 90 enemies whilst you explore the towers of Spellwood. each of these towers provides a new challenge with different spells to use. the idea is to spell words to cast magic in battles. you can use Facebook Connect for multiplayer action where you can battle up to 50 of your friends.

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Milestone And PQube Announce The Safari Rally DLC For WRC 3 Is Out Now On PS3 And Xbox 360

PQube And Milestone have announced new DLC for WRC 3 on PS3 and Xbox 360 is out now. this DLC is the The Safari Rally, which ran from 1953 until 2003, and includes stages in Kenya. the tracks included are rocky, dirty surfaces which require good Handbrake skills. they can be played in both single player and multiplayer events.



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Konami Announce Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Comes To Europe On The 3DS On 8th March

Konami and Mercury Steam have revealed the EU release date for their 3DS game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate. the game will come out exclusively on the 3DS on 8th March. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate takes place 25 years after Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and before the upcoming game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, it focuses on the stories behind Simon and Trevor Belmont.



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