Archive for category Previews
At the Tron Evolution preview, I was engaged in mortal combat with other combatants. The first mode, I started with was Team Slayer (Disintegrate). I managed to grab some derezzes (kill) initially. Team colors are Blue vs Orange (where did red go?) I also watched a few of the other people playing completely annihilate the other team. The camera angle is not the greatest one in the world but it will work for now. I assume the sensitivity was really low.
Kratos is back on the PSP for another mythical adventure allowing you to rip off heads and impale you enemies whilst on the bus on the way to work. Once again the PSP GOW title is developed by Ready at Dawn who were responsible for the excellent Chains of Olympus. Looking bigger and better than Chains, Ghost of Sparta is hoping to keep the PSP market alive with more epic action.
The section I played featured outside of Atlantis starting on ship at sea before ending up on the outskirts of Atlantis. Fighting though the usual enemy types along with some spider like creatures which are spawned by the big Scylla who features throughout making a nuisance of themselves serving as a boss fight half way through. The preview broadly covered many aspects including combat, typical platforming sections and mini games. These have been influenced by GOW3 and now show the buttons on the side of the screen correlating to their position on the console so O is on the right and X along the bottom etc.. making them more intuitive. The combat arena also makes an appearance for the first time on PSP which will add to the longevity.
Bioware confirmed release dates for Dragon Age II, the sequel to their popular 2009 RPG, at German conference gamescom 2010. The title is scheduled to hit North America on March 8, 2011, and to arrive in Europe March 11, 2011. According to the August 2010 cover story in Game Informer magazine, “DA2″ will take place in part contemporaneously with the events of the first title, but the adventures will happen in different parts of the game world, Thedas. In a significant break from the tradition of the first game, the player will not be able to affect the race, gender, or physical “look” of his or her playable character, and the character will be fully voice-acted (unlike the “silent” warden that one plays in the first game). New trailer and concept art after the jump.
Ron Perlman voices the introductory narration to the latest in the Fallout series, New Vegas, as he has done since the first Fallout game in 1997. Want to check out New Vegas’s introduction early? MTV has a (rather lo-fi) audio recording of Perlman’s intro, plus a transcript. You may recognize Perlman from titles like “The Name of the Rose” (1986), “Beauty and the Beast” (1990), “La Cité des enfants perdus” (“City of Lost Children,” 1995), and “Hellboy” (2004). There are plenty more great voice actors in the game, according to Bethesda Softworks, including Michael Dorn (Worf of Star Trek: The Next Generation), Rene Auberjonois (Odo of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Felicia Day (“The Guild,” “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”), Matthew Perry (yes, of “Friends”)… and singer Wayne “Mr. Las Vegas” Newton, believe it or not. Sounds like a compelling line-up!
Fallout: New Vegas is slated for North American release on October 19, 2010.
Irrational Games has just announced the third game in the popular BioShock series: BioShock Infinite. The franchise goes back in time and up in the skies, breaking with the first two titles by setting the game in a sort of American Cloud City in 1912. The game is currently slated to be released a century after the fictional events of the game, in 2012. For more information, read IGN’s take on the announcement event.
Check out the trailer after the jump.