Archive for February, 2008
I have a friend attending Destination Playstation. He just sent me a text with some exciting info. MGS4 will be released on June 12, 2008. It will be bundled with a 80GB PS3 with a Dual Shock 3 as well. This will be great for those people that haven’t got a PS3 yet and want to jump in.
Side note for PSP Users:
There will be a Blood Red PSP bundled with God of War in June. Which is odd, because that game is out next week.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS3 Bundle
To coincide with the much-anticipated North American launch of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots in late Q2 2008, SCEA will introduce a PS3 bundle, which will include an 80GB PS3, the upcoming blockbuster Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and a DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller for $499.99 (MSRP).
As has been announced previously, MGS4 will include a Metal Gear Online “Starter Pack.” If you can’t wait to try out MGS4, the good news is you don’t have to much longer. Those who pre-order the game will be guaranteed access to a multiplayer beta test for Metal Gear Online scheduled for late April.
Where can I pre-order??! I want in on that Beta
Kotaku says that the DualShock 3 is coming out for the PS3 on April 15th for $54.99. Meh. I have one already.
We have more word from retailer conference Destination PlayStation: the DualShock 3—you know, that DualShock we’ve been waiting for since the PS3’s launch—has gotten a US release date.
Set to launch April 15th for $54.99, it’s slated to coincide with the release of GT5 Prologue. Oh yes, feel those engines roar through your controller and make your SIXAXIS-wielding friends envious…like they’re just playing a video game or something.
Ha! This is great stuff. If I had UT3, I’d definitely check this out.
There are tons of top-secret products under development that we don’t know about yet. Some of them will be amazing, and most others will fail to live up to their sky high ambitions; that’s just how it works.
Normally, such secret projects aren’t worth talking about until we can really talk about them, but this is just interesting enough to mention.
So what else was I shown? Well, I was shown a trailer for a game not due out till 2009 but was sworn to absolute secrecy. Apparently, Sony just wanted to give a glimpse of what the console will be capable of.
In fact, the game is such a secret that when I mentioned the game to Phil Harrison last week he was unsure at first whether even to admit the title existed. When I explained I had been shown it under strict Non Disclosure Agreement terms he looked relieved.
I don’t mean to be a tease – all I can say is that I was left speechless. If the footage I was shown truly is “in game”, as told to me by the Sony PR people, then we could be on the brink of a step change in what games consoles are capable of in terms of story-telling and immersion.
Is this Heavy Rain? A PS3 God of War? The ICO game? Something else we already know about? Something completely different?
Talking about something that can’t be talked about is lame, but I can’t help but be a little bit excited