Archive for March, 2010
Our friendly neighborhood Spider-man will embark in, what it looks like a very interesting adventure. The video shows 2 of the 4 dimensions there will be. One is “Noir” and the other is the modern “Amazing”. The trailer also shows some of the gameplay differences between the 2 dimensions.
Here is the first trailer along with some screenshots for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
And thus we come to a conclusion of a big month. For the past 4 weeks, we’ve enjoyed at least one big title after another. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), that streak has come to a close for a while. The US is getting two games, Quantum Theory and Prison Break, which aren’t really on anyone’s radar that I know of (surprisingly, Amazon is sold out already on both), while the EU will be getting BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. Not much else there
Not much in the PSP front as usual :P. Though, a new Duke Nukem game will be available for the PSP in a couple days. Last one I played was Land of the Babes, but Time to Kill (both were on PS1) had to be my favorite. Also released is DOA Paradise in EU and Japan, and Mimana: Iyar Chronicle in the US, which I have no idea what it’s about :P.
Mimana: Iyar Chronicle – March 30th // ESRB T
Duke Nukem: Critical Mass – April 1st // ESRB M
Dead or Alive Paradise – April 1st// PEGI 16
Dead or Alive Paradise – April 2nd
Release dates provided by VGReleases.com
Between EA’s MMA and THQ’s Undisputed 2010’s MMA sport duel, Undisputed already has the upper hand, for the simple fact that the graphics are prettier and the roster is much more interesting, well at least in my opinion.
Knock yourselves out with these new screenshots, and if you don’t I’ll make sure you’ll tap out. UFC Undisputed 2010 is set to release this May.
Originally pitched to Microsoft and rejected, Ninja Theory’s Heavenly Sword became a PS3 exclusive. Speaking to CVG, Ninja Theory revealed just how hard it was for a small studio to turn a profit with an ambitious game like Heavenly Sword.
“It’s difficult. Heavenly Sword came out pretty early on the PS3, and we sold, I think, a million and a half copies, and that’s still not enough as an independent studio to break even,” said co-founder Tameem Antoniades.
“The publisher potentially breaks even at that point, but the developers don’t,” he added, and it’s for this reason that the developer chose to go multi-platform with its latest upcoming quest, Enslaved.
I think it’s extremely unfortunate that such a good game like Heavenly Sword didn’t sell more but it was released at the time the PS3 was still trying to get the attention of gamers. Sony’s lack of marketing the game didn’t help either.
Hopefully we’ll still see a sequel to Heavenly Sword.