Monday, June 4, 2012

Ubisoft Announce Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, Coming Spring 2013 To PS3, PC, And Xbox 360

Ubisoft have revealed the next Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell game as Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. coming in Spring 2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360, And PC, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist is a modern day special-ops storyline. a group of rouge nations have created a Black List, a set of ever increasing terrorist attacks on USA assets. its up to Sam Fisher to infiltrate terrorist cells, interrogate, and get the information needed to prevent the attacks.

Ubisoft have revealed the game has Kinect functionality. the game uses voice recognition to issue commands.

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Queasy Games Announce Sound Shapes Comes Out On Both PS3 And PS Vita From 7th August, Buy One Get The Other Free

Queasy Games have announced the release date for Sound Shapes. the game will come out on the PSN for both the PS3 and PS Vita from 7th August, in the USA, and 8th August across the EU. for £9.99/€12.99/$14.99, you get both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of the games. Sound Shapes lets you save on one platform and continue on another, that includes sharing content, and it also means the game supports cross-play gaming. levels created on either the PS3 or PS Vita can be played on both systems.

Source: EU And USA Playstation Blogs

DrinkBox Announce Guacamelee! For The PS3 And PS Vita

Drinkbox have announced they are bringing a new game to the PS3 and PS Vita. Guacamelee! is a mexican themed co-op multiplayer game that takes place in a small Mexican village. you, Juan Aguacate, are trying to save the presidents daughter after she was kidnapped by an Evil Charro Skeleton. you can travel through the world of the living and the world of the dead as you try to rescue her.


Source: EU Playstation Blog

Atlus And ACE Team Announce Zeno Clash II, Coming To PS3, Xbox 360, And PC In Early 2013

Atlus and ACE Team have announced Zeno Clash II. this sequel to Zeno Clash is coming to the PS3, Xbox 360, And PC as a downloadable title in early 2013. Zeno Clash II is a much bigger game than its predecessor, it's an open world game that players can fully explore. the first person brawling mechanics have been improved with a new Lock On function. the game also features new RPG elements which lets players choose to have more Strength, better defence, or improve any other area. a big addition is drop in - drop out co-operative multiplayer.

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Atlus Announce They Are Bringing Code Of Princess On The 3DS To The USA This Fall

Atlus have announced they are bringing Code Of Princess, on the 3DS, to the USA This Fall. Code Of Princess is an action RPG Brawler with online co-op and competitive multiplayer. up to 4 players can play online or locally together. Code Of Princess mixes the traditional side scrolling brawler with RPG elements like character development and customisation.

Atlus have revealed that, at participating retailers, you can pre-order Code Of Princess and receive a Code Of Princess Sound & Visual book, a collection of art from Kinu Nishimura, and a soundtrack CD.


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Nintendo Direct, Their Pre E3 Video, Reveals MiiVerse, Wii U GamePad, TV Remote And More For Wii U

Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct event before E3. in this they revealed several new things about the Wii U. the focused on the controller and social aspects of the system. The picture above shows the new Wii U GamePad. the analogue sticks have been changed from circle pads, like the 3DS, to proper sticks that can be pressed down. the small square below the D-Pad is the NFC reader/writer. the GamePad also has a TV button which means you can use the device as a remote control for a TV, without turning on the Wii U Console.

Nintendo also confirmed that you can use the GamePad as the main display for games, for when the TV is being used by someone else. they used the Wii Balance Board as an example and said causal games may use this. this could be that hardcore games push the Wii U more so it can't output to the GamePad, but that is pure speculation.

Nintendo also introduced Miiverse. this picture actually shows the start up screen for the console. you have the choice of using the GamePad to show the traditional tiles, which is default, or use the main TV and have this Miiverse screen on the GamePad. Miiverse is incorporated into every game and into many parts of the system. you can use it to send messages to other people, you can use it in game when your stuck to ask others playing the game for suggestions. Nintendo even shows a Demon's Souls style use where people can leave messages in the Miiverse at certain points in the game for others to see. an example was when you died, others who died at this point had written some comments, or when your on a map you can see other comments.

Nintendo say the Miiverse is browser based so they can bring it to other platforms, to make it into more of a social network i suppose. they said it's coming to the 3DS, but it wasn't clear how many functions it would have, as well as mobile devices. however, it'll come to these other devices after the Wii U has launched. 

other features revealed by Nintendo include the ability to use the Wii U GamePad as a camera for video calls, being able to take screenshots and sharing them on the Miiverse, being able to pause a game and use the Miiverse before coming back into the game, much like the PS Vita does, and being able to use the Miiverse to share user generated content.

this video has the full 30 minute presentation.