Yearly Archives: 2010
Here is a “sneak peek at the upcoming God of War statue, Kratos,” from Sideshow Collectables. Sideshow Collectibles is also working on God of War diorama’s. Here is an early prototype and work in progress picture.
For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer for Two Worlds II are missing out. This game seems to have a the same open-world RPG receipt that both The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Fallout 3 have. This game is being developed by a Polish Studio which seems to have released several titles but it wasn’t until Earth 2140 that they struck gold. Below is the trailer which seems to have a lot of promise:
I though I’d throw this out to the masses as I recently had a debate with a friend regarding games you’d like to see being re-developed for the consoles of the HD age.
We started off by looking at games that have already been given the HD treatment and I of course mean given a new lease of life. The first game which sprung to mind was the Street Fighter series – quite an obvious one due to it being a massive 2D beat-em-up back in the early/mid 90s. SF always had a huge following, and with Capcom making tons of different versions (anyone remember the Rainbow Edition of SF2? ), they decided to make the jump and give it a next-gen life by bringing out Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4.
NBA Jam is another one that’s due to hit the shelves soon, along with Lemmings which was released on the PSN when the Ps3 was launched back in 2006/2007, and whilst you can look at a long list of games being brought back from the Retro afterlife we decided to switch our attention to just one game we would like to see brought back from the dead and one that we’d love to see in full hi-def glory.
No. 6: Super Duper Sumos, Game Boy Advance
Whoa. So, this Game Boy Advance exclusive apparently has three obese men rubbing their buttocks together. I’m pretty sure that’s not how you sumo wrestle. And, if that green stuff is any indication, these guys are simultaneously farting. Evidently, the cover designer accidentally took a piece of clip art from some sort of weird fetish website, and stuck it on the cover of his game. And, somehow, it received the much-coveted Nintendo Seal of Approval. Hopefully for the actual content of the game, not the freaky cover.
Ubisoft Montreal’s Jean-Francois Boivin revealed that Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood will be the last of Ezio’s story, and that we can expect an Assassian’s Creed 3 sometime after 2011.
He told Eurogamer yesterday:
I don’t think there’s going to be an Assassin’s Creed in 2011. I think we’re going to let it breathe a bit and really focus on bringing something new and exciting for the next time around. This [Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood] is the end of Ezio’s story. This is it. If we skip a year, I think we’re good. But yeah, I think we could do something really true to the license if we skip a year and release it in 2012 or 2013. We need to keep it fresh though; we need to keep it relatively close by, because we have to keep the interest there. I don’t think we do a service to this license if we pull a Duke Nukem on people, you know what I’m saying? It’s hard to answer.
He went on to say that the Assassian’s Creed team knows in what direction they are going. He told Gamerzines.com that “We know what we’re doing; we’ve had a plan for a long time where this license is going to go.”
So far the games announced to be reviewed at Comic-Con are Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2 and Assassians Creed 3: Brotherhood. The bad news is that both of them are at the same time. I am curious as to if they are really going to announce or show anything different than what they did at E3. I should be on hand for at least one of these, and will keep you posted. Here’s what the official site says about the programs: