It would almost seem like E3 has become the town of Silent Hill, given all the sexy dark news that Konami has dropped. We can look forward to Silent Hill 2 and 3 being remade in HD, and the Book Of Memories on the NGP. Well, below you can see a brand spankin’ new Silent Hill: Downpour trailer. It’s dark, creepy, and best of all, wet.
It would seem Capcom just can’t seem to keep their trailers for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City contained (the game’s debut also leaked online the day before it was supposed to). Now the game’s E3 premier has been posted on a gaming site from across the pond, and while the trailer is entirely CG – sorry folks, no gameplay here, it’s action-packed and showcases the strengths of each the USS’s four members.
Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of the game in action, rather than one CG trailer after another. Sure, they look good, but we’ve only had a brief taste of how it’s shaping up so far and I’d really like to see more. READ MORE
Konami dropped another Silent Hill bomb at their pre-E3 presentation. They announced Silent Hill: Book Of Memories for the Playstation NGP (The New PSP). The only bit of information is that they plan on taking the series where it’s never gone before. Outer space…….??? One can only hope.
You might be asking yourself why such a thing would be news since we all know Resident Evil 6 is coming, but I found this interesting because it could mean the game isn’t too far away. Usually, retailers don’t list games that are 2+ years out, and while the listing’s 12/31/2011 release date is just a placeholder, the series’ next installment might not be as far away as many thought. Honestly, I don’t see Capcom talking about the game at all at E3 next week since they’ll want to keep the focus on all of the other Resident Evil games coming out this year, like Operation Raccoon City, Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica HD, and The Mercenaries 3D.
So the chances of Capcom unveiling another Resident Evil are pretty slim, that doesn’t mean we can’t look at this and think of it as proof that the game isn’t too far away. I think it’s safe to say the game’s release is somewhere between Mass Effect 3 and BioShock: Infinite. In related news, the listing also includes Grand Theft Auto V, Far Cry 3, and God of War 4. Maybe, just maybe all four of these games will be unveiled at E3 and given release dates in 2011. In a perfect world, such a thing could happen. READ MORE
Resident Evil will soon be making its first foray into mobile 3D gaming, and while that alone is pretty damn exciting, the idea of alternate costumes might even be more exciting than mowing down waves of non-zombies in 3D. Maybe. For some people. Like, the people that actually take time to think about what they should wear, as opposed to my morning technique that includes reaching into my closet in sleepy daze, grabbing something soft and throwing it on. For those people, alternate costumes are a pretty big deal.
So after the jump you can find the secondary costumes for the game’s eight playable characters, and most of them are pretty cool. HUNK has a badass Grim Reaper outfit with knived boots, Wesker has a cool mutation going on that he should probably have a Dermatologist take a look at, and Clair’s taken a more formal approach to kickassery. READ MORE
Just announced is basically exactly what you just read in my incredibly clever title. While playing the campaign as everyone’s favorite bat, Catwoman’s story will seamlessly intertwine with Batman’s. Basically allowing you to continue on playing Catwoman’s story and then back into Batman’s. I had a HELL of a time trying to upload the video, and it still didn’t work, so check it out from GAMETRAILERS
She will also be playable in the challenge maps (which I sold my soul to satan himself to get rid of) which might actually make them fun, seeing as you’ll be able to bust out some sweet acrobatic moves as Catwoman. Batman: Arkham City will be available October 21st on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Side note, Arkham City is said to be 5 times as large as the game world in Arkham Asylum. According to my calculations, that should give us, hmm, I don’t know, 428 hours of gameplay. Epic. READ MORE
So there’s this game, it’s called Demon’s Souls and I love it more than anyone should love a video game. It just so happens that this bringer of dirty sexual gratification is getting a sequel, the far better titled Dark Souls. Last month we were teased with a a potential release window to give us an idea of when we could expect the game to grace our consoles (and my smooth inner thigh) but now everything feels a little more real with an actual release date. But before we dig into that, here’s a brand new trailer for the game!
So when can you expect it? The folks in America are getting it on October 4th, while those across the pond will be able to rub it all over their faces on the 7th. Now I have to ask – is there anyone out there that is looking forward to this game as much as I am? I only ask because when I get it I’m considering some hot threeway action. Sure it doesn’t have a split-screen option but that’s alright, I like to watch. Picture it: you, me in my footed pajamas, some lit candles on the windowsill and a bottle of baby oil within reach of the Sumo Gigantor that we’ll definitely have to cuddle on while playing it. READ MORE
Dead Island looks pretty good. It has zombies and a bunch of ways to dispatch them, and the trailers we’ve seen for the game so far have been pretty great. It’s no surprise we’re getting a special edition, but there are a few reasons that make this one pretty great. First, it comes with the game’s first DLC, dubbed Bloodbath Arena, that sounds a lot like the Firefight/Horde/Survival Modes in recent games, where you and a few friends have to fight waves of enemies.
The special edition brings with it unique cover art and an exclusive blueprint for a weapon called the Ripper – a baseball bat with a buzz saw attached to it. Head past the break for more details on the special edition and the Bloodbath Arena DLC. READ MORE
Perhaps it was because of Capcom announcing HD remakes of Code Veronica and Resident Evil 4, but SUPER exciting and awesome news was announced at Konami’s pre-E3 press conference. Silent Hill 2 and 3 are going to get HD makeovers and packaged together in the Silent Hill: Collection. YES! I can’t say I’m surprised, switching classic games over to HD is definitely in.
It’s true there WAS a hole, in my heart. It will soon be filled with HD gloriousness. No other info is known, no release dates, no screens, no videos, and no systems. But who cares, awesome! READ MORE
Clearly Electronic Arts is a large company. Clearly they are going to be showing some major games at E3. Clearly. Some games that specifically interest me, and hopefully you readers, would be Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3. Other than that, there is a whole shit ton of sports games. Past the break for the list fools. PEACE.
I’m not really sure how I missed it, (maybe because it has the potential to be terrible) but the Scre4m game was released May 31st on the iOS devices. In Scre4m you play as the killer hunting down your unsuspecting victims.
You can download the “Lite” free version right now and play 2 levels. And I encourage you to do so, and please post in the comments below how awful the game is. I’m just assuming the game is terrible, because, well why wouldn’t I? Features and screens past the break. READ MORE
I love co-op games. I also, though I don’t play them much, love dungeon crawlers. Maybe I don’t play them because they usually seem to drag on especially when playing alone. But, in Hunted: The Demon’s Forge the game can be played completely in 2 player co-op mode. And the female protagonist archer, completely fits my usual choice of character in a video game. Girl. For whichever of my friends I choose to play with me, (chosen by a fight to the death for my love) is the male warrior protagonist.
The game is 3rd person and is said to have Gears Of War type cover and is very action oriented. Go on, I’m listening. It will also stick closely to its dungeon crawler roots and will be rich in secrets and treasure. A large world and tons of people to keep you busy with quests and side quests for hours and hours. Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is out now for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. Head past the break for screens and some more game features. READ MORE
Remember hearing about Aliens: Colonial Marines quite a while back? Well, it’s finally coming! Unfortunately not until spring 2012. But at least over the next year we will finally get to see the games progress.
The game will have players leading a ground of highly trained US Marines onto an abandoned space craft (like in most space video games) and find out what happened to the crew. I bet you can guess what’s on board. Past the break for more. READ MORE
Square Enix has always been known for their RPGs. The Final Fantasy series mostly. I kind of wish they would bring back some classics from the SNES era. After jumping on board with Deep Silver to help publish Dead Island it’s nice to see Square switching it up quite a bit. A decent line up this year for them which you can check past the break.
We recently got to see some screens of Alice from Alice: Madness Returns in Hysteria looking creepy as hell. Well now we get to see her kicking ass all over Wonderland in the video below. Also if you pay attention you get to see her enter Hysteria for a short period of time.
Will any luck we will be seeing a lot more of Alice: Madness Returns at this years E3. If not, you can look forwards to the games release on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360, this June 14th. READ MORE
I played Metro: 2033 for only a short period of time. I’ve become a bit of a 1st person shooter snob and I found Metro’s controls to not be as perfect as I had hoped. While the games atmosphere and most everything surrounding it to be excellent, it did not get me away from the wonky controls and that tends to screw up my entire gaming experience.
Well THQ is promising to fix the sequel Metro: Last Light drastically. “We believe that Metro 2033 was a flawed masterpiece,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games, THQ. “It was a beautiful, original game that didn’t get the marketing support it needed. We won’t make that mistake with Metro: Last Light. This game improves on the original in every way – it will have more polish, deeper and more sophisticated gameplay, and satisfyingly visceral combat, without losing what our fans loved about the original. Metro: Last Light is another artful piece of game development from an Eastern European studio that will thrill and terrify anyone looking for a more cerebral experience than your typical first person shooter.” READ MORE
Deep Silver has been around for a long while, but I think they are really going to be making a name for themselves with the release of Dead Island. Which they will be showing at E3 alongside Risen 2: Dark Waters.
Although those are the only 2 games they are showing, Dead Island alone will be enough to pull them. Past the break for some info. READ MORE
House Of The Dead: Overkill has been a Wii only title until now. The Playstation 3 is stepping into the Wii’s territory since the release of the PS Move. And that rules because we can get awesome games like Dead Space Extraction and the just announced House Of The Dead: Overkill Extended Cut on the Playstation 3. The Overkill Extended Cut will be in full HD and 3D and compatible with the Playstation Move.
The game will include all 7 original stages re-mastered and 2 all new stages. The game will also have new game modes and trophy support. Past the break for screens. House Of The Dead: Overkill Extended Cut will be out October 25th for the Playstation 3. READ MORE
Music takes a big place in video game trailers, in my opinion. I mean look at the Dead Island trailer, that song made it as epic as it was. All the previous Gears trailers had songs that really made them give you the chills. More trailers need to focus on music, whether it gives you chills or it makes you want to kick some ass.
Gears Of War 3 will be out September 20th exclusively for the Xbox 360. READ MORE
If you were lucky enough to get this as a pre-order bonus, then by all means stop reading now. But if you are a poor schlub and had to go buy the game used, you’ll be interested to know all about it. The Klassic Skins pack will include klassic character skins for Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Reptile, Ermac, Mileena, Jade and Kitana and klassic fatalities for Reptile, Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
The pack will be released June 7th on the PSN for $4.99 and XBLA for 400 Microsoft Klassic Fight Points. READ MORE
I don’t play MMOs. I tried Final Fantasy XI a couple times, but I just couldn’t deal with it. Maybe it was because it was on PC, or maybe because I didn’t have any friends to play it with. I am however 100 percent ready to devote my life to The Secret World. If I can get a couple of friends by my side then I would be totally set. The dev diary below goes in depth on the story and missions of the game.
The really great thing is the amount of voiced characters. It really brings a game to life having the emotions of all the many characters being voiced and acted out. The game was said the be released for the PC and Xbox 360 (release dates unknown), but I’m still holding my breath on a 360 verison. READ MORE
Alice is small. Looking at her you’d think, “Yeah, I could take her.”. I mean, why you would be thinking about beating up such a small girl is beyond me, but for arguments sake. In Alice: Madness Returns Alice can enter simply what is known as Hysteria. Understand that you DO NOT want to fuck with her at this point.
She bleeds from her eyes, has large blood soaked weapons, looks like a demon, and is all around creepy and scary as hell. See what I mean past the break. Alice: Madness Returns is coming out June 14th for the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. READ MORE
It’s that time of year. And by that I mean the time of year where companies start rolling out their lists of video games they will be showing off at this years E3 convention. Some small companies thus far have announced their games, but there isn’t anything noteworthy.
That brings us to Ubisoft, who have been around for going on 25 years, and brought us tons of amazing games. Their line up looks pretty decent, but I’m expecting better from some other companies. Head past the break to see their line up. READ MORE
Nintendo has just announced they will be broadcasting their E3 presentation live right from HERE. So you can watch as they take you into the world of the Wii 2 and the Nintendo 4DS, or maybe not.
A live webcast of Nintendo’s E3 Expo 2011 media presentation will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, June 7. Immediately following the presentation, fans can enjoy additional Nintendo Network coverage on the site, including interviews, game trailers and special video segments. A variety of exclusive content will also be available on the Nintendo Channel, which is accessible to anyone with a Wii console that is connected to the Internet. READ MORE