Archive for August, 2010
A lucky few have been able to get their hands on PlayStation’s new Move controllers. I happen to be one of those lucky few to enjoy Sony’s entry into motion control goodness before most everyone else. I got my houseparty.com Ultimate Block Party a couple of weeks ago. Included in the package were 2 PlayStation Move controllers, a PS Eye camera, a demo disc, along with a collection of party favors to be handed out at the party (OMG PlayStation Move branded napkins and can holders!). Included on the demo disc is an introductory video (pretty much all the Move videos available in the PSN Store), a setup guide, and 8 different demos.
Mafia II was released August 24th on all platforms (except Wii) and owners of the PS3 version received an exclusive DLC pack titled, The Betrayal of Jimmy.
This time around you’re an older bald man named Jimmy (pictured below). Jimmy is a hardened veteran on the mob scene and the pacing matches his status. While the main game introduces the player to the city slowly, The Betrayal of Jimmy throws you right into the action and is surprisingly challenging right from the beginning.
Coming soon from Avilon is a new down loadable game for the PS3 called Malicious. In the game you fight through waves of enemies called Malicious with the help of your trusty cloak. This special cloak can serve as a defensive weapon by shielding you from attacks or an offensive weapon by transforming into different types of weapons.
Not much else has been revealed about Malicious but Avilon has the game scheduled for a Winter 2010 release in Japan. Visit the Malicious official site here.
Redesigning lead characters in video games can be a bit controversial ( see inFAMOUS 2 ) but when Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series, helps reshape a protagonist it could only lead to good things.
Such is the case for Konami’s upcoming Castlevania: Lords of Shadow as the game’s executive producer David Cox reveals how Gabriel Belmont was a totally different character before Kojima-san got involved.
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It looks like inFamous 2 will be among Sony’s Move-supported offerings, if the motion controller’s own official website is to be believed. Halfway down the site is this image:
Developer Sucker Punch has yet to fully confirm move support for Cole’s next adventure, although since the game isn’t scheduled to come out until next year there’s plenty of time left to do that.