MercurySteam’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, released in 2010, played like no Castlevania game that came before it, yet it still felt like it took place in the same universe. The series’ flagship European castles, dark and moody forests, and supernatural creatures worked better than expected when mixed with God of War-esque combo-driven combat, larger-than-life set pieces, and light RPG elements, a noticeable departure from its NES and SNES ancestors and Metroidvania counterparts. READ MORE
If you’re finding it difficult to wait for Resident Evil: Revelations to make its way to the PS3, PC, Xbox 360 and Wii U in May, now you can grab it digitally through the Nintendo eShop. No longer is Revelations constrained to retail, like a Pikachu given a Thunderstone, it has evolved.
If you’d rather see more from the upcoming HD port, I recommend watching some of the gameplay Capcom’s been drip-feeding us over the last few months. I have a new story trailer, or if you’re feeling frisky you can watch the over-sexualized Rachel do her thing. READ MORE
In a thread on the Capcom Unity forum, a fan asked if there were any plans to make Rachel playable in the 3DS version of Resident Evil: Revelations, as is the case for the upcoming console and PC port. Capcom’s Corporate Officer/Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson squashed any hopes 3DS owners might still have for DLC, saying “Sorry guys, but there are no planned updates for the 3DS version of Revelations. We’ve added a fair amount of new content to the new edition which is fairly common to do.”
If you want the port’s exclusive goodies, it looks like you’ll have to re-purchase Revelations when it comes to the PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Wii U on May 21st. READ MORE
After bringing us the extremely creepy Dementium games for the 3DS, developer Renegade Kid is returning to their horror roots with Cult County, unveiled at PAX East. It’ll be another first person game for the Nintendo 3DS, and while we don’t know too much about it yet, it looks super dusty. If you have a 3DS, you can visit their website and scan the QR code to see 3D screenshots from the game. Catch a glimpse of the game — in 2D — after the break. READ MORE
Rumor has it we could be seeing two Castlevania titles announced as early as E3 next month, with the first being a 3DS and Wii U-based title called Castlevania: Mirror of Fate and the second the highly anticipated sequel to Lords of Shadow. It’s no secret I love that game with a burning passion I usually only reserve for Mountain Dew: Pitch Black, and with the crazy twist ending we saw in the Resurrection expansion I’m very much looking forward to where they take the story. Head past the break for more! READ MORE
We’ve had two Resident Evil games come to the 3DS already and if this rumor is true we could soon be getting a third. According to a recent report from Digital Spy, which has since been taken down, Capcom has another project in the works called Resident Evil: Degeneration-Damnation-Downfall. That’s quite a mouthful. The reasoning behind the long-winded and totally not official title is it’s supposedly a bundle that will include the animated film Resident Evil: Degeneration, its upcoming sequel Damnation and a brand new game titled Resident Evil: Downfall. Apparently, Downfall will take place between the events in Resident Evil 5 and 6 and star Claire Redfield as she “witnesses the downfall of humanity.” If this is anything like the fantastic Revelations then Capcom has my full support. Anyone else interested in more 3D Resident Evil? READ MORE
Today is a exciting day for gamers of all types. RPG fans are getting Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, action fans are getting The Darkness II, and horror fans are getting Resident Evil: Revelations. All three of these games are getting pretty solid reviews so far, and good thing too, because after the Amy’s poor debut, January was a little disappointing. If you think you’re pumped for Revelations now, just wait until you see its launch trailer. Those things are designed by teams of scientists to guarantee the optimal level of excitement so you go out and buy the game.
Head past the break for the launch trailer, and while you’re there, tell me if you plan on getting this game. READ MORE
The Resident Evil Extravaganza continues with five story heavy minutes of Revelations gameplay footage that premiered at Capcom’s 15th anniversary event. If you own a 3DS, you can grab the demo from the Nintendo eShop right now. Or, you can check out the footage after the break. Even if you’re not necessarily interested in the game the video is still worth checking out, if only to laugh at the ridiculous flock of seagulls hairdo that red-haired guy is sporting. It’s a classy look.
Revelations, due out on February 7 for the Nintendo 3DS, is only the first Resident Evil prepping to release this year. It will be followed by Operation Raccoon City on March 20 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, and Resident Evil 6 on November 20. READ MORE
As we all mentally prepare ourselves for our return to a more horrifying Resident Evil when Revelations releases on February 7, some new details have come out regarding the creatures we’ll be fighting and the possibility of a demo. The monsters definitely rank up there in the what-the-fuck-is-that category that Resident Evil 4′s Regenerators fell into — seriously, those things terrified me — so that’s good for a game that promises a return to the series’ roots in survival horror.
Most of these things look like they were ripped from Silent Hill; the Ooze in particular is something I could easily picture lurking in a foggy alley. Head past the break some details on a possible demo and a look at some of the ass-ugly creatures we’ll be fighting when Revelations hits next month. READ MORE
I don’t own a 3DS and haven’t had too much interest in one until I started seeing gameplay from this game. I mean, damn does it look good, especially for a handheld title. With the 3DS’ price now at the low, low price of $169.99 I might finally be getting my hands on one, followed swiftly by this game. Too bad it’s not coming out until next year, but don’t you worry, Uncle Adam has you taken care of with some Revelations goodies, including some gameplay below.
Not enough? I agree. That’s why you’ll find even more gameplay and a batch of new screenshots fresh out of Gamescom waiting for you after the break. If that’s not enough, well, I suppose you’ll have to come with me to my bedroom. I might have something else for you, and I promise it’s just as terrifying as Revelations will be. READ MORE
So Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is finally out and with one major exception, people seem to be liking it so far. You see, there’s a little issue with the game that keeps you from being able to delete save files. Weird, right? I mean, how many games don’t let you start fresh? Understandably, this bothered a lot of people and stirred up a little controversy when a rumor arose that Capcom removed this feature we all take for granted to try and keep people from trading in their game. Game companies don’t make money off used game sales so it makes sense that Capcom, who’s notorious for their shady strategies to fight used game sales (like with strict DRM), would want to try and motivate gamers to keep their game.
When asked as to whether or not deleting save files was implemented to influence us to keep their game, Capcom responded with an unsurprising “no.” Actually, their response was a little more eloquent. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
You know what? We don’t give enough attention to Luigi. He’s the underappreciated and i think it’s high time we give that italian stud some love. I remember the first Luigi’s Mansion, way back in 2001, and despite the fact that I was only a tween when it came out, I have fond memories of the game. It took a decade to get it, but it looks like a new generation of tweens will be able to vacuum up ghosts inside not just one, but several mansions (shouldn’t it be called Luigi’s Mansions?) in this followup.
No word on a release date, though we know for sure it won’t be coming out until sometime next year (I suggest October, since everyone knows that’s the scariest month of the year) but it will be exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS. Continue on if you’d like to see a bunch of screenshots, though sadly they’re not in 3D. 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
After playing Mega Man Legends 1 years ago, I had really hoped the RPG like Mega Man game would take off into a continuing series. It somewhat did, but never became the success I had hoped it would. Never the less, coming out at some point in the future is Mega Man Legends 3 for the Nintendo 3DS.
From the looks of the trailer you will be able to build robots. I fucking hope so. For those who know nothing about the Legend games, think of them like a 3rd person mega man shooter rpg. Screens past the break. READ MORE
I just don’t think you’ve had enough screenshots today so I’m going to remedy that by giving you even more. No need to thank me, I’m merely doing my job. For the uninitiated, Mercenaries 3D is like the Mercenaries mini-game from the last two Resident Evil games with more content and, obviously, now it’s now in 3D. The game supports 1-2 players, Ad Hoc or using Nintendo’s Wi-fi network and it comes with 30 missions.
A big difference between this and its console siblings is The Mercenaries 3D includes a customization system where you can unlock new skills and upgrade your weapons. Head past the break for the game’s brand spanking new trailer revealed at Captivate, as well as a slew of sexy new screens. READ MORE
It’s safe to say The Big Three brought their A games to this year’s biggest gaming expo. After the last couple years of resting on their laurels, Nintendo really kicked ass with some seriously jaw-dropping announcements tailored to excite their audience, rather than their investors. Nintendo wasn’t alone though, as Microsoft threw out more than their fair share of surprises including the long anticipated Xbox 360 redesign (and might I say how sexy the new, slimmer 360 is?), and Sony gave us an upgraded PSN as well as the delicious Twisted Metal.
But that’s just the pre-E3 conferences, there’s still the actual Electronic Entertainment Expo that managed to give us even more tasty, video game goodness. So with all the goods that E3 brought us this year, what were the craziest, most insanely unpredictable unveilings? TJ and I have ranked the ten announcements that left us picking our jaws off the floor, let’s see if you agree. READ MORE