Monday, April 30, 2012

God of War: Ascension - MP Screenshots and Story Details

The story follows Kratos, six months after being tricked into killing his wife and daughter, as he finds a way to break free from the blood oath that has tied him to the god Ares. Senteced to life in a titan-sized prison, Kratos will fight insanity and gain clarity in his struggle for revenge against Ares. He will face Greek mythology’s “darkest creatures” and solve “intricate puzzles” in his quest for redemption.

“The bar has been set quite high for this franchise as each God of War title succeeds in being better than the last,” said God of War: Ascension director Todd Papy. “But, unlike previous releases, we’re providing a deeper look into Kratos’ tormented past and psyche that fans have not seen before. Combined with refined gameplay, jaw-dropping visuals, and a fresh twist on competitive gaming with our new online multiplayer mode, I guarantee that God of War: Ascension will give fans what they have been eagerly waiting for, and much more.” Ascension‘s multiplayer can be played online or offline with up to eight players (four-on-four team battles). It will offer a range of different modes and customizable warriors with a number of different weapons, armor, and other equipment.

God of War Ascension - Multiplayer Gameplay Video

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Vita coming to EU this June

Konami is readying the PlayStation Vita version of Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for June.  No specific release date announced.

The “June” release timeframe applies to Europe, but the game will probably be available in North America around the same time.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for Vita contains most of the content from the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 versions. Metal Gear 1, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater are included in the package. The only title missing from the collection is Peace Walker.

Bayonetta 2 Cancelled?

SPOnG reports that SEGA has canned Bayonetta 2. This is most likely a result of the company’s significant restructuring plans, which includes various game cancellations, layoffs, and more.

Bayonetta 2, developed by Platinum Games, was never officially announced. But SPOnG’s sources say that the project was at least in a pre-production design stage. Looks like Bayonetta 2 would have included a new character from a member of the U.S. military. 

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Live-Action Teaser

Mortal Kombat Vita - 6 New Screenshots

Mortal Kombat Vita is set to release May 1st in NA and EU.

Pokemon Black and White 2 - New Gameplay Video

Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of the Ground of Dusk - New WIllbell and Juris Info, Screenshots, Arts

WIllbell (CV: Asami Seto; Age: 14; Blood-Type: B; Height: 141cm) descends from a family of witches, and is a master of magic herself. She cannot yet fly, but her goal is to find a way to soar freely in the sky. Her battle skills include “Meteor Storm” and element summoning.

 Juris (CV: Kosuke Toriumi; Age: 20; Blood-Type: O; Height: 182cm) is a hunter with pride in his heart. His goal is to defeat the old dragon and wear its scales in hopes that we will be recognized as a true hunter. For this, he continues to train every day. He has a little sister around the same age as Ayesha. One of his attacks is called “Counterblow.”

Next Hatsune Miku Project Diva - 2 New Vita Gameplay Videos (Cam)

Next Hatsune Miku Vita is due on August 30th in Japan. 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dragon's Lair XBLA Release Date Confirmed

Microsoft has confirmed a May 18th launch for the Dragon's Lair XBLA. Players can experience Dragon’s Lair with a controller or with Kinect. This version contains bonus Avatar items, Gamerpics, and a full watch feature.

Warner Bros. Montreal To Reveal New Poject Next Week?

Warner Bros. Interactive’s Montreal studio will be making an announcement next week. A reveal was actually planned for this week, but the studio was forced to postpone it for reasons beyond their control. 

They are working on the Wii U port of Batman: Arkham City.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Anarchy Reigns - The Rin Sisters Gameplay Video

The videos show three new characters in Anarchy Reigns: Fei Rin, Rin Rin, and Ai Rin.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Confirmed

One of the worst-kept gaming industry secrets has been confirmed today. Black Ops 2 is the next Call of Duty title, and it’s launching in November. A pre-order card has been located at a Target outlet, revealing a November 13, 2012 release date. Only PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 cards were found, but Black Ops 2 will almost certainly be coming to the PC and at least one Nintendo platform.

Dokuro - Japanese Release Date Set

Game Arts' Dokuro, is a side-scrolling action game for the PlayStation Vita. As a character called Dokuro, players must rescue a princess from her prison. Dokuro can transform into a cool/good-looking person, which allows him to carry the princess and attack enemies.

The game is set to release July 5th in Japan. The retail version will cost 2,400 yen, the PSN version will cost 1,800 yen.


Rayman Legends In Development for the Wii U

Ubisoft has confirmed Rayman Legends after a trailer leaked to the web.

“An internal video showing images of Rayman Origins’ sequel has leaked over the Internet,” said the publisher in a statement. “This video was intended as a purely internal demonstrative video, and in NO way represents the final game, the final console or their features.

“This video was destined for internal production teams who often create game prototypes with work in progress development kits. Ubisoft confirms the development of Rayman Legends handled by Michel Ancel and his team in Montpellier.”

Legend of Heroes: Nayuta no Kiseki - New Trailer 2

Nayuta no Kiseki, the latest Legend of Heroes title for the PSP is set to release July 26th 2012 in Japan.

Skyrim DLC - Snow Elves and More?

A member of the Bethesda forums has been digging around The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Patch 1.5.26 update files. It supposedly contains the folder “DLC01″ with the following content:
  • Snow elves
  • Snow Elf Prince
  • Crossbows
  • New vampire feeding animations
  • Something prefixed ‘RF’.

Lollipop Chainsaw - 3 New Gameplay Videos

Lollipop Chainsaw is set to release June 12th in North America and June 15th in Europe.

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time - Intro Video

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Screenshots and Video