Thursday, March 31, 2011

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City revealed with trailer

Capcom has made a rather surprising announcement about the next game in the Resident Evil franchise. Intended to be released sometime near the end of the year, the new title, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will be developed by Slant Six games for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The developer is known for the mediocre online only game, Socom Confrontation on PS3 Fans and critics alike cited major issues with the titles and it was patched multiple times only to break something new with each fix. Why Capcom chose the studio for the development of one of their biggest franchises is anyone's guess.

The latest iteration in the franchise will take a whole new direction, with four player co-op multiplayer modes in third person and likely takes inspiration from the Left 4 Dead games. Story wise, the game will provide a reinterpretation of the events in Resident Evil 2 and 3. See the teaser trailer below:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Duke Nukem Forever delayed once again

In a move that will have many skeptics rolling their eyes while muttering "I told you so", Gearbox has announced a delay to Duke Nukem Forever. However the game is still on track and the delay is short with just an extra month added to the wait. According to Gearbox head Randy Pitchford, Gearbox didn't want to rush the final polishing process even though they could  have made the May release date if they were forced to do so.

Duke Nukem Forever will now be released on June 14 in North America and June 10 in other regions. You'll be able to get it for either PS3, PC or Xbox 360.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Homefront sales high despite lackluster reviews

While short, the single player campaign in THQ's Homefront is good fun, even if it is just another modern warfare clone. The game has received mediocre reviews, but this hasn't stopped copies flying off the shelves. In fact, the game servers are having trouble coping with the amount of players logging on to play the game with 375,000 copies being sold on launch day alone.

After almost a week out on the shelves, Homefront is on its way to reach a million units with 850,000 copies, with around 60% being for Xbox 360 alone. The rest being made up of the PC and PS3 version.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mortal Kombat not coming to Australia

The decision is now final. Mortal Kombat will not be seeing the light of day in Australia. Warner Bros. submitted an identical copy of the game to the classification board for appeal and stated that the game is no more violent than anything else on the market. The appeal for the game to be classified was denied and the Refused Classification status still stands. Now the only way for Australians to play the game is to import a copy.

An official statement from Warner Bros. stated the following: "We're obviously extremely disappointed that the refused classification decision has been upheld by the Classification Review Board. We want to thank the thousands of Mortal Kombat fans in Australia and around the world who have voiced their support during the appeal process."

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Diablo III Heading to Consoles

Blizzard hasn't confirmed the matter via a press release or interview, but it's safe to say that Diablo III is indeed heading to consoles and will likely be available for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In the job listing section on the Blizzard website, the company is looking for people to work on the console version of the game.

The original Diablo was released for consoles, but the sequel was left as a PC exclusive. Blizzard has previously stated that they were seriously considering porting Diablo III to consoles and it now looks to be the case.

Monday, March 7, 2011

THQ's inSANE to be a Trilogy if Successful

You may have heard of the upcoming THQ game known as inSANE, which is being masterminded by movie director Guillermo del Toro. Promising to strike the perfect balance between a video game and Hollywood, inSANE is also planned to be a trilogy if the initial game is successful.

Before becoming too excited though, there's a long wait ahead with the first game expected to be released in 2013, while the whole trilogy expected to be completed in 8 to 10 years. With such a long timespan, it's likely the first game will be released on the current generation of consoles (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) and the sequels would follow on the next generation hardware.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Serious Sam 3 to be Released in Summer

It's been a longtime coming, but Croteam has revealed that Serious Sam 3 is on track to be released later this summer for both consoles and PC. The arcade-style shooter gameplay which the series is know for will return with plenty of new features to boot!

Serious Sam 3: BFE will take place in 22nd century Egypt. The last struggle against Mental's invasion of beasts, creatures and mercenaries and serves as a prequel to Serious Sam: The First Encounter. Expect new enemies, new weapons and plenty more mayhem.