Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Zen Studios Announce KickBeat, A Music Combat Game Coming To The PS Vita This Year

Zen Studios have revealed KickBeat, an upcoming Music Combat game coming to the PS Vita this year. the idea existed back in 2006 as an idea but it would be 2009 when development on the game started. the story revolves around a hero having to battle for control of the worlds music. this music rhythm game has you fighting enemies that attack you in time of the music.

There are no on screen prompts other than the enemies themselves. you play in the middle and the enemies come towards you. you press the right button from the direction they came. you have the choice of playing with the buttons or by pressing on the screen. Zen Studios went for a martial arts theme because of its rhythmic nature, and the combination with music seemed obvious to them, though this did mean the games development time was long.

The trailer shows some of this story and this action. the trailer also reveals some of the bands whose music is in the game. they include bands like Papa Roach, Celloweller, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Blue Stahli, Pendulum, P.O.D., In Flames, Shen Yi, Pre-Fight Hype, Southpaw Swagger, Styles Of Beyond, and Voicians.


Source: EU Playstation Blog

Ubisoft Reveal E3 Plans, Games For The Wii U, Downloadable Games, Conference On 4th June

Ubisoft have detailed their plans for this years E3. their press conference is on 4th June at 3pm (PDT). you can watch this conference live via YouTube and there will be backstage videos and content from Ubisoft have revealed that they will be revealing games for the Wii U, digital titles, have special guests, and surprise announcements during their show. this means, like the PS Vita, they will have more than 1 Wii U game, digital game, and surprise announcement.

Ubisoft have revealed that playable at their booth will be Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3, Rayman Legends, Rocksmith and many more.

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Capcom Announce DmC Comes To PS3 And Xbox 360 On 15th January, Reveal PC Version Is In Development

Capcom have announced the release date for the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of DmC. those versions are set to come out on 15th January 2013 across the USA and EU. Capcom have also announced there will be a PC version of the game and its currently in development. no specific release date has been announced for the PC version other than it's coming late 2013.

Capcom have also revealed Kat. she joined the order at a young age and can see into Limbo. she can't interact with it directly like Dante can, but she can guide Dante through it.

Source: Capcom Unity

Blizzard Announce Diablo III Has Sold Over 3.5 Million Copies In 24 hours, Now Sold Over 6.3 Million

Blizzard Entertainment have announced that Diablo III sold over 3.5 Million copies in just 24 hours. on top of that, over 1.2 Million copies of the game were given to those who subscribed to the World Of Warcarft Annual Pass Promotion. this means on launch day, there were over 4.7 Million players. that figure has risen to over 6.3 Million units sold in the games first week on sale.

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Sony Announce PSN Maintenance, Starts 4pm Thursday And Runs Until 8am Friday

Sony have announced PSN Maintenance. during this maintenance, you won't be able to sign into the PSN. this downtime will start 4pm Thursday and it will run until 8am Friday. the USA times are downtime starting 8:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT on Thursday, running until 11:00pm PDT / 2:00am EDT Friday.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Zero Punctuation - Sniper Elite V2

This week sees Yahtzee returning to World War 2 shooters with Sniper Elite V2. he was cautious with it being from Rebellion, but will the game be better than he and find out!

Ubisoft Reveal The Far Cry 3 Insane Edition, Includes A Bobble Head, Unique Missions And More

Ubisoft have revealed the Far Cry 3 Insane Edition. Coming 7th September, this will be available on the Xbox 360, PS3, And PC and it includes:

· A 12cm Vaas Wahine with bobble head!
· Monkey Business - Discover Hurk, a new memorable character and quest giver, and his four unique missions (1 hour additional gameplay)
· The Lost Expeditions -Two suspenseful action packed missions totaling over 40 minutes of additional gameplay and an exclusive weapon (The Japanese gun)
· The Hunter Pack – The M700 hunting rifle and its three collector’s skins.
· The Warrior Pack - A handcrafted dagger and two exclusive tribal tattoos.
· The Predator Pack - Four exclusive rare predators and a multiplayer bow.
· An ‘Insanity Guide’ containing hints and tips to help you survive the island

The Insane Edition has a list price of £49.99 on PC and £59.99 on consoles Via Ubisoft's Store.

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Ubisoft Announce Babel Rising Comes ToThe PSN And XBLA On 13th June, 14th June To Mobiles, And 27th June To PC

Ubisoft have revealed the release dates for Babel Rising. it comes out first on the PSN and XBLA on 13th June. these console versions support Kinect on Xbox 360 and Playstation Move on the PS3. Babel Rising 3D comes to the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android on 14th June. a downloadable PC version is set to come out on 27th June. a Windows Phone 7 version is planned but no release date has been announced.

In Babel Rising players are God and you have to stop humans from building the Tower of Babel. you use your divine powers against the Babylonians. the two videos are for the Console versions. they have the same in-game action but show the different Kinect/ Playstation Move Controls.

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Sega Have Announced Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz Comes To The PS Vita On 23rd October

Sega have announced Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz is coming to the PS Vita on 23rd October. Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz has over 100 stages and 8 mini-games to play through as as well as PS Vita specific features. you can use the tilt controls, the cameras can be used to take pictures of real world objects to create stages with. there is online multiplayer and global leaderboards.


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