Two Resident Evil 6 bundles have been outed by online retailer Amazon–one for the PS3 and another for the Xbox 360–that include a variety of Resident Evil related bonuses for those who look at Resident Evil 6 and scoff at its utter lack of content. The first is the Resident Evil Anthology for the PS3, which brings with it Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil Director’s Cut, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 4 HD and the Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition. The second is the Resident Evil Archives for the Xbox 360 and it will include Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil 4 HD, Code Veronica HD, Resident Evil 5′s Gold Edition and the CGI film Resident Evil: Degeneration. Looks like Xbox 360 owners got the short end of that severed limb, but both are still fantastic deals for their $89.99 asking price. Anyone interested in either of these delicious bundles?
Not quite sure what you’re going to get with Resident Evil 6? That’s understandable, seeing as it’s been fairly nonsensical so far. For the unaware, there are three campaigns starring Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Jake Muller, and their respective partners. They’re separate, but at the same time they’re woven together, so at certain points the main characters will meet each other and say hi, maybe go out for a coffee, then return to kicking mountains of ass. Each story plays wildly different from the next and will be roughly the length of the campaign in Resident Evil 5 (that took roughly 4-5 hours assuming you spent a lot of time marveling at the scenery). Check out some gameplay footage from each of the three stories after the jump.
For a year the possibility of a true sequel to Alan Wake has been hanging over us like a cloud–a cloud you want to jump up and grab so you can drag it back down to earth and rub your face all over it, maybe see if it’s up for some naked spooning, you tell it you don’t even mind if it’s the big spoon, because you love it that much. A few days ago Remedy creative director Sam Lake tweeted a link to a blog by a writer named Samantha. Seemed innocent enough at the time, that is, until Samantha’s writings started coming off a little cray cray. It sounds like she bought Alan’s lake house and upon finding some of his writings started having nightmares. Her most recent post from earlier today took the creep factor to a whole new level, saying Called 911. Men outside shadows darkcominghelpmoreligh. Men in the shadows? Dark coming? More light? Anyone else getting strong Alan Wake vibes from this? I’m predicting an Alan Wake 2 reveal coming soon. Come on Remedy, give it to me, I’m ready for it.
If you’ve been following Book of Memories you’re undoubtedly fully aware of its fickle relationship with release dates, so I suggest taking this bit of news with a grain of salt lest you get your heart broken as you’re again forced to watch as Pyramid Head slowly walks off out of view, leaving you with thoughts of what could have been. If you’ve been anxiously waiting for some steamy handheld Silent Hill co-op action, you’ll get all you can handle this October when Silent Hill: Book of Memories releases for the PS Vita. It features four player co-op, a more action oriented approach to the survival horror series, and it almost definitely won’t be awful. Check out the trailer after the break.
Deep Silver has just unveiled the next entry in their popular post-apocalyptic zombie franchise and it’s called Dead Island: Riptide. Techland will again be handling development of the game, which will release on consoles and PC. Not much else was revealed other than a tease of a more extensive reveal that will come later this summer. Check out the full press release after the jump and let me know what you’d like to see from this sequel.
South Park hasn’t had much success in the video games department, with the recent Tenorman’s Revenge and Let’s Go Tower Defense Play getting less than lukewarm reviews. If any game is going to remedy that it’s going to be South Park: The Stick of Truth. With South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone writing the script and lending their voices, and Fallout: New Vegas developer Obsidian Entertainment handling development, think of this as the first legitimate game based on the series. The Stick of Truth is an action RPG starring you, so if mowing down crab people, vampire kids, underpants gnomes, and hippies sounds like your type of thing, I suggest checking out the game’s action-packed new trailer after the break.
The Wii U is getting an exclusive survival horror game called ZombieU, and it actually looks pretty damn excellent. The game will utilize the screen on the Wii U’s Gamepad controller for various tasks such as sniping, busting down doors, breaking free of zombies, and even as an Aliens style radar that will should almost certainly add to the game’s creep factor. It will also bring with it a competitive two-player multiplayer mode where one player will take on the rols of the “Zombie Master,” spawning and controlling zombies from a top-down view while the other player fights to survive in a first person view. ZombieU has substantially increased my excitement for the Wii U–check out the debut trailer after the jump so it can do the same for you.
This game came out of nowhere, but it’s already one of the most interesting announcements to come out of E3 so far. In a sea of sequels, Watch Dogs is a brand new IP that takes a fanciful look at the blackout of 2003. According to this game, the cause of the blackout was one man, who you will control, and who has a vast network of computers with which he can use to hack pretty much any and every electronic device around him, from cars and cell phones to bridges and traffic lights. Oh, and did I mention this game is gorgeous? It’ll give The Last of Us a run for its money. Head past the break for some gameplay, just make sure you have some drop cloth on the floor around you for when your mind explodes.
With each new trailer I see for Resident Evil 6 I find it just a little more difficult to maintain my already very loose grasp on the game’s plot. I suppose it’s par for the course when you have three separate campaigns with their own characters and stories that are woven together, crossing over and under one another in a delicate balance of characters, plots, stories and backstories. There’s also the newly dubbed Neo-Umbrella, which could be the name of the terrorist organization that’s causing such a ruckus, but seriously–less quick cuts and maybe could you also slow things down for those of us who are currently eating your dust as you speed away on your fancy, rooftop-jumping motorcycle, Capcom? I’m not asking much, just a 20 to 30 minute video describing in detail, and preferably very slowly, just what the fuck is going on. Resident Evil 6 is a busy game, but if busy makes your joystick happy you should check it out after the break.
I’ve said it again and I’ll say it until DmC comes out and proves me wrong: this game looks incredible. Dante is looking spicier than ever, the world is absolutely gorgeous, and the combat still looks like it will make me look like a complete badass, even when I don’t have a fucking clue what I’m doing. If you’ve been aching for another dose of Dante the demon slayer, I highly suggest checking out the brand new trailer after the break. There’s some dancing, a little bit of music, and a giant demon butterfly that sits in the corner and has its eyes on you.
The makers of the fantastic cinematic thriller Heavy Rain have been hard at work on a secret game that was unveiled at E3 earlier today. It’s called Beyond: Two Souls, and don’t let its awful title fool you–this game looks incredible. It’s a psychological action thriller starring a young woman who has rather remarkable powers given to her by an invisible entity. You can see the trailer, filled with lots of gorgeous gameplay, after the break. Oh, and before you ask, yes, this time it is Ellen Page.
Struggling with the recent death of her father, Mara sets off on a solitary journey to Oregon’s Rogue River to scatter his remains. When Mara’s car gets towed, she accepts a ride from Jon Wall, an affable redneck type, mourning the death of his young daughter. A quick detour leads them to Jon’s beautiful cabin deep in the woods where his wife Lea quickly captivates Mara as they find solace in the shared grief of their own personal tragedies.
But all is not as it seems on the picturesque Rogue River. Mara’s world soon devolves into a harrowing nightmare as she fights for survival in the dark and violent world of Jon and Lea. A nightmare shockingly unfolds into a spine-tingling crescendo of terror that will drag Mara into the most twisted recesses of the human psyche…
Looks like Dead Space 3 might be given a run for its money as Lost Planet 3 is treading dangerously close to the snowy planet infested with angry bug aliens who very much want to tear you limb from limb territory. Of course, this is territory Capcom claimed back in 2006 with the first Lost Planet, but I do love the series’ new and decidedly more mature take on humans and mechs vs bug and bigger bugs vs whiteout blizzard conditions. My only concern is the lack of co-op that’s been glaringly omitted from everything Capcom’s shown of the game so far. Kicking slimy alien hiney with some friends was really the only reason I played the previous game, so either they’ll need to bring it back in this game or give us a worthy replacement. Head past the jump for the game’s chilly new E3 trailer.
The long awaited Dead Space 3 trailer is finally here and my oh my is it tasty. I’m sure there are plenty fans who will see this brighter and more co-op focused Dead Space as a sign that the series is beginning to follow Resident Evil in favoring action over horror, but before your eyes turn red and steam starts pouring out of your ears Elmer Fudd style, remember: that’s what a lot of us thought with Dead Space 2. The fact that the co-op is optional–meaning you can go it alone with the cumbersome AI companion–only makes this game even more exciting. Head past the break for our the debut trailer and a little co-op gameplay from what will definitely be one of next year’s most anticipated games.
After the terror unleashed on Lake Victoria, the pre-historic school of blood thirsty piranhas are back. This time, no one is safe from the flesh eating fish as they sink their razor sharp teeth into the visitors of summer’s best attraction, The Big Wet Water Park. Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as the eccentric piranha expert with survivor Paul Scheer and a partially devoured Ving Rhames back for more fish frenzy. David Hasselhoff trades in the sandy beaches of “Baywatch” to be a celebrity lifeguard at the racy water park. Prepare for double the terror, double the action and double the Ds.
The film will use a time travel element that moves the action from contemporary back to 1969. Brolin will play the younger version of Jones’s Agent Kay character.
OFFICIAL: In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
Tale of friends who discover they are not alone after they become stranded in a ghost town overrun by nature.
Long: A group of friends become stranded in an eerie and desolate city. Years before in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, nature has begun to reclaim everything. As the sun sets on this radioactive ghost town, inhuman cries cut through the night air. It seems they are not alone.
Russell Carpenter reluctantly admits his wife Sadie into an experimental treatment facility for her life threatening disease. While locked in this prison like surrounding they, along with 6 others, are unknowingly subjected to a cure that might just be worse than the disease itself.
Lovely Molly, which explores the thin line between demonic possession and psychosis, starts off as a simple horror film about things that go bump in the night but slowly turns into a thriller about the evil power that exists inside one troubled young woman.
The film centers on a young newlywed couple that falls prey to a demonic spirit. Lewis will play the groom, and Holden will play the bride’s sister and maid of honor.
Official: When newlywed Molly Reynolds returns to her long-abandoned family home, frightful reminders of a nightmarish childhood begin seeping into her new life. She soon begins an inexorable descent into evil that blurs the lines between psychosis and possession.
The original followed the life of vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Depp, and his run-ins with various monsters, ghosts, and supernatural creatures.
The story focuses on Barnabas Collins (Depp), who was transformed into a vampire by a jilted lover (Eva Green’s witch Angelique) way back in the 1700s and buried. He’s just been dug up, and attempts to reintegrate with his descendants, led by Michelle Pfeiffer’s Elizabeth and Jonny Lee Miller’s Roger – despite the fact that Angelique is still around and still not in a forgiving mood.
A twelve year old cold case is reopened when three teens are missing in an abandoned road. In the course of the investigation, deeper and gruesome stories of abduction and murders are discovered. After more than two decades, the secrets of the haunted road may finally be revealed.
Continuing our annual tradition of using our seemingly endless knowledge of the gaming industry to predict what will happen at the biggest gaming event of the year, we have again donned our mystic robes and whipped out our big crystal balls. Also, my crystals balls are way bigger than TJ’s, just in case anyone was wondering about that. So if you’re one of the unlucky many that won’t be attending E3 this year, I suggest you head past the break for much prophesying and soothsayery. READ MORE
Limited Theaters on May 4: Three brothers on the run from the law head for home, only to discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Mother ingeniously orchestrates her sons’ escape, teaching the house’s new owners and their guests a few lessons along the way.
George, Max, and Ricky are in a rock band and waiting for their big breakthrough. Between small gigs and rehearsals they work in the kitchen of a high-security asylum for good pay at minimum risk — they have no physical contact with the inmates. One night just before dinnertime, a big storm shuts down the security system, the doors open, and the lunatics break loose. Help is on its way and should soon arrive…they just have to survive until it does.