Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The nightmare returns - Dead Space 2 Collector's and Regular Editions are coming in January!

Issac Clarke returns to the nightmare in Dead Space 2 and he's unable to tell if the violence is just in his head or are all around him. Electronic Arts' thrilling survival horror action adventure comes in January, so it's time to get your plasma cutters ready to battle the onslaught of the alien epidemic.

From the publisher: Engineer Isaac Clarke returns for another blood-curdling adventure in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Dead Space™. After waking from a coma on a massive space city known as "The Sprawl", the lone survivor of a horrific alien infestation finds himself confronting a catastrophic new nightmare.

Battling dementia, hunted by the government, and haunted by visions of his dead girlfriend, Isaac will do whatever it takes to save himself and dominate the gruesome onslaught. With an arsenal of tools to dismember Necromorphs and new determination, an engineer will bring the terror to space.

Information on items included in the Collector's Edition packages are revealed, dedicated gamers get the Plasma Cutter, an in-game Unitology Suit and Force Gun, an original soundtrack and the concept art lithograph.

Dead Space 2 comes in January 2011, so you won't have long to wait.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Create your idol group - The Idolm@ster 2 [First Print Limited Edition] is announced and available for preorder!

Some girls are born to become stars and its up to you to make them shine. Come join 765 Production to create your own idol group! There are 9 girls to choose from, and many more producers to compete against. Your senpai in the same production company has her group and your rival company 961 production has Jupiter. But don't worry, you have the passion, the closet and the catchy tunes.

The girls are waiting for you to take them under your wing and turn them into super idols. In The Idolm@ster 2 you'll be working with 3 girls, taking them to classes, designing their images and pit them against idols from other agencies. If you are successful, your trio grows into a five girl group, giving you more songs to perform and more fans to acquire.

The key to becoming a good producer is to take care of the girls, both in their professional lives and in their private lives, create sweet memories with the girls, and they'll perform better in auditions and mold better into the moods of their songs.

The First Print Limited Edition comes in a special package, the box contains 4 sets of photos and your producer ID card. The game will be released in February as Japanese and Asian versions.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Nathan Drake returns in November 2011 - Uncharted 3 is announced and available for preorder today!

In Uncharted 3 Nathan and his mentor Sully will follow the legendary archaeologist T.E. Lawrence's trail all the way to the vast and dangerous Arabian deserts. The Atlantis of the Sands is more real than anybody thought and clues about it are scattered across the globe. Travel around the world, visit the glamorous and exotic cities and find the land before the bad guys get there first.

Thugs will stop at nothing to get their hands on the treasure and this time Nathan gets to use new weapons, new moves and new skills. The stealth action and hand to hand combat has also been improved. Be ready to interact with the environment and learn to take advantage of what you have at hand to overcome the danger that may crop up any second.

Uncharted 3 offers exciting action, exotic locales and an exquisite plot. Currently we have the Asian and US regular editions in our database, more will be added once they are announced. Nathan Drake will return to his fans on the PlayStation3™ in November 2011.

Touch your dream car in Autumn 2011 - Forza Motorsport 4 is announced for preorder!

It doesn't matter whether you are a die hard Forza-maniac or a novice racer, this game has something fabulous for you. The detailed simulation is still here, so veterans, grab the controllers and feel every bump, every crash and even the wind in your ear as you speed down the road and pass all the super cars.

Novices don't have to feel overwhelmed by all the details. Step inside your dream car and play, the game will take care of everything. Just sit tight before your Kinect sensor and hold the (imaginary) steering wheel. Hopefully you won't do too much damages to your car, because with the realistic simulation, you'll really feel a connection with the game car.

You can look at your car from the front, sides and back of course, and step into the drivers' seat to feel what it's really like drive one of those cars most people could only dream of. Touch the controls, play with the buttons and learn all the details about your dream car.

Currently we have the Asian and US regular versions in our database, more will be added once they are announced. Forza Motorsport 4 comes in Autumn 2011.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Conduit 2 Actual Release Date Unveiled

The sequel to one of the more prominent exclusive first person shooters on Wii now has a release date you can mark on your calender. Conduit 2 will be available for purchase on the 15th of February 2011 in North America. The game was originally planned to be released for the 2010 holiday season, but Developer High Voltage decided the game needed more work and was delayed to the first quarter 2011. Here's hoping it's an improvement on the solid first outing.

Friday, December 17, 2010

PlayStation App Heading to iphones & Android Phones

You have to give Sony a little credit for acting quickly. Microsoft recently released their Windows Phone 7 cell phones with Xbox Live integration and Sony responds by announcing the imminent release of the PlayStation App for both iOS (iphone) and Android cell phones. Unfortunately the App will only being available in Europe initially and only a few countries at that. Strangely, there's no word on a North American release.

The PlayStation App will allow you to:

* Check out your PlayStation Network trophies and keep up to date with your friends’ games and online status.
* Discover all the latest games, news and hardware for your PlayStation 3, PSP and PlayStation 2.
* Read all the announcements on the European PlayStation.Blog.
* Share your favourite products or news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail.

It will only be available for cell phones running iOS 4 or Android 1.6 and above

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mass Effect 2 PS3 Demo Imminent - Mass Effect 3 Simultaneous Multiplatform Release

Mass Effect and its sequel are arguably the best sci-fi RPG's ever made, but were previously only available on PC and Xbox 360. Bioware has decided to go multiplatform with the trilogy. However due to publishing restictions, the original Mass Effect will not be seeing the light of day on the PS3. Instead, Mass Effect 2 will be the first released on January 18, 2011, with the third game garnering a simultaneous release on all three platforms (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) late next year. That's right, PS3 owners will get two Mass Effect games within the same year.

Bioware intends to up the ante with the final chapter in the trilogy and many are sure to hope the ending doesn't disappoint. While the third game won't be released for a while yet, a demo of Mass Effect 2 will be up on PSN very soon and will be ready to be enjoyed by PS3 gamers on the 24th of December.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Batman: Arkham City Teaser Trailer

The sequel to one of the best games of last year has just received a brand spanking new trailer. Rocksteady studios is once again letting us helm the cowl of the famous Dark Knight and no longer within the confines of the Arkham Asylum. A whole city will now be yours to explore with a new story and the introduction of new classic characters from the Batman universe. Topped off with new gameplay features and Batman: Arkham City is sure to keep fans excited for the imminent fall release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Check out the teaser trailer below:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wii Speak to be Phased Out by Nintendo

The Wii Speak accessory is a microphone which allows you to chat online. Unless consumer demand increases, the plan is to slowly drop retail support of the device completely.

It's now only available at a few limited retail locations and supply will not increase unless there is sufficient demand for the product. Nintendo suggest using an alternative accessory such as the Headbanger Headset which will continue to be available and supported by upcoming games.

There was no mention of what will happen with the Wii Speak channel.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Deadspace Sequel to be Extra Scary

Did Deadspace scare the bejesus out of you? If you're a horror fan, you'll be glad to hear that according to EA CEO John Riccitiello, who's played the nearly completed game, it is indeed a scarier sequel. Not only that, it's supposedly better paced with plenty of action and superior boss battles that top the original.

Another addition is the high-altitude space diving element mentioned for the sequel. Being the CEO obviously has its benefits, but don't worry, the release date is almost upon us with Dead Space 2 set to hit retail stores on January 25th 2011.