Alan Wake’s no stranger to the PC, even though it took a few years to make it to that mystical world where gamers use things like mice and keyboards to play their games, its PC debut was definitely a welcome one. It should come as no surprise that the thoroughly fantastic Pulp Fiction-esque American Nightmare could soon join its predecessor on Valve’s Steam service. This news comes from the Steam forums where user xruiner89 found the title listed in the Steam registry. It’s not confirmed so hopefully something a little more official will come out soon.
It seems South African-based BT Games knows something we don’t, as the retailer has begun accepting pre-orders for the still-unannounced Dead Space 3. EA hasn’t officially announced the game, though with the critical and commercial success of the last one, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear about it soon. There’s been no shortage of rumors about the game over the last couple months, including a possible snowy setting, that it could possibly use the Frostbite engine Battlefield 3 used, and that Isaac Clarke’s split personality disorder. In the past, BT Games has revealed Jak and Daxter HD and Mass Effect 3′s multiplayer, so it’s entirely possible that Dead Space 3′s announcement is very close. What would you like to see from the game? READ MORE
Capcom recently handed over the reins of yet another of their major IPs to Turning Point: Fall of Liberty and Legendary developer Spark Unlimited. This practice of sourcing out their games to third party devs has yielded mixed results; the Dead Rising series, developed by Blue Castle Games, has fared pretty well critically, but Operation Raccoon City — developed by SOCOM studio Slant Six Games — was met with a substantially less positive reception when it released last month. While I’m sure Spark Unlimited is busy enough handling development of Lost Planet 3, it looks like they have another project in the works as well. More after the jump.
Looks like Too Human developer Silicon Knights has joined Remedy in developing games for the next generation of consoles. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, the head of the company Denis Dyack offered a few intriguing hints at what his company’s next project could be. Earlier this month Dyack said a sequel to 2002′s fantastically terrifying Eternal Darkness was a possibility, saying it’s one of their most requested games.
Now that the studio has moved onto a project for the next generation of consoles, Dyack again teased fans by saying “We’re really excited and we’re working on our next generation stuff. We’re working on an IP that’s our most requested and we’re really excited about that.” Could Eternal Darkness 2 be in the works? If it is, then based on the company’s relationship with Nintendo — Eternal Darkness was a GameCube exclusive — there’s a chance its sequel could come to the Wii U. READ MORE
Now this is something I didn’t see coming. One of my favorite games of last year, the delightfully deranged Shadows of the Damned could be getting a sequel. That is, if a few hopeful words from Silent Hill turned Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw composer Akira Yamaoka is to be believed. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Yamaoka expressed interest in a sequel, saying “I’m thinking of a sequel, actually. I can’t tell you here, but clearly I’d like to.”
Shadows of the Damned was met with some decent reviews, but sold very poorly, shifting under 40,000 copies in its first month in the US and Japan. That’s not a great number, but it doesn’t look to be completely detracting developer Grasshopper Manufacture from considering a sequel. What’s even a little more intriguing is Yamaoka’s comment when asked if he thought EA would back a sequel — since they published the original — to which he replied with a “Probably,” before saying “Well, yes.” So what would you like to see in a Shadows of the Damned sequel? READ MORE
According to a job listing on the Remedy website, the guys that brought us Alan Wake and the incredible American Nightmare have moved on to the next generation of consoles. The listing is the first of 20 expected to become available over the coming weeks as the developer switches its focus to an unannounced project.
Remedy recently brought the original Alan Wake to PC pushing the game’s overall sales past the past two million. Now who here’s hoping this secret game is Alan Wake 2? READ MORE
It’s no secret that id Software, the developer that brought us Doom, Quake, and most recently, Rage, is working on Doom 4. Where most highly anticipated sequels tend to gradually reveal themselves over time in order to build up hype. Well, if these recently leaked screenshots are official, not only does Doom 4 look stunning, you can now get a pretty good idea of what this game is going to look like when it releases sometime in the (hopefully) near future.
The source of the leaked screens is from the online portfolio of environment artist Thao Le’s, which ha since been taken down. Even if these aren’t from Doom 4, whatever game these are from is gorgeous, and has a strong post-apocalyptic/horror vibe to it. Head past the break for more info and a look at what could be Doom 4! READ MORE
I have a double dose of Dead Space rumors for you, regarding the highly anticipated Dead Space 3, and the rumored FPS spin-off idea that EA’s supposedly been tinkering with lately. The first rumor is the third installment in the main series could be using the Frostbite Engine — otherwise known as the reason Battlefield 3 is such a gorgeous game.
Last year EA’s Visceral Games brand was expanded to the newly renamed Visceral Games Montreal, where a job listing recently popped up asking for a senior environmental designer to work on the Dead Space franchise. Head past the break for more info! READ MORE
Anyone who played Amnesia: The Dark Descent is fully aware of how shit-out-your-spine terrifying that game is. I’ve played an unhealthy number of horror games in my time, and Amnesia easily ranks among the few that made me want to sleep with the lights on. Last September we reported on the developer’s next game, which would be another horror title for consoles. Now, thanks to a mysterious website called Next Frictional Game that comes with the Amnesia logo, it looks like that next game could be a sequel to one of the scariest games of all time.
What’s also interesting about this is when you click on the image on the website it directs you to a Google map of China. If this game does take place in China, it’d be the second horror game coming out this year to take us there — the other being Resident Evil 6. what do you think this game could be, and more importantly, what do you want it to be? READ MORE
Update: Not only is the track confirmed to be from the new Meshuggah album, it has a name: ”Break These Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion”
Many of you know by now that I’m a huge Meshuggah
fan. That’s why the rumor that a new Meshuggah track has been released immediately got my blood pumping and my heart racing. The track came from a suspicious, incredibly minimalistic website called IAmALeak.com
. Somehow I doubt that this is a malicious leak but rather an intentional jab at the whole illegal downloading scenario that took place over the last several weeks. In any case, the song is awesome and I’m now even more excited for their upcoming album, Koloss
(out March 27th).
Check out the song below and leave your thoughts. Is this a new Meshuggah track or some sick, twisted joke?
A few months ago we reported on EA’s desire to expand the Dead Space franchise by branching it off into other subgenres. This included the possibility of a FPS, flight sim, and third-person action game (similar to Uncharted) all set in the Dead Space universe. Now, a recent job listing posted on the EA site could be hinting at at least one of these ideas coming closer to fruition.
From the listing, “EA is looking for a lead multiplayer designer to help create a thrilling online action shooter game. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a bold new franchise which is a cornerstone for a new EA Games Studio.” So Visceral Games is looking for a multiplayer designer for an online action shooter game. Could this be the Dead Space FPS, and more importantly, is this something you’d be interested in? READ MORE
Take note that this is a RUMOR, but still a mind blowing life altering earth shifting rumor non the less. The Paul Gale Network posted the news/rumor and it’s got my balls all up in a twist with excitement.
Though it is a rumor, there still seems to be quite a good amount of potential details which you can check out past the break. There are many games that deserve to be made the way the Batman series has recently gone, and Ninja Turtles could be an incredible game if made by Rocksteady. What do you guys think, real? Fake? Please I hope so oh yes?? READ MORE
Let’s just get this out there: Resident Evil 5′s Versus Mode was an awful idea, and one that should be lost to the tome of history forever. I can only hope the multiplayer in Resident Evil 6 has a little more thought invested in it, but at the very least I can take comfort in the fact that there’s strafing. Oh, glorious strafing, how I love you so. From an Xbox product page, which has since been updated, the game will feature a robust online offering that includes 6 player online co-op and 8 player competitive multiplayer.
Wait, six player co-op? I think I remember something about there being three intersecting campaigns in Resident Evil 6, so that leads me to believe there’s a way to play each of the campaigns simultaneously with your friends. Or, maybe there’s another mode they haven’t revealed, who knows. Head past the break for the trailer, in case you missed it, and tell me what type of multiplayer you want in Resident Evil 6! READ MORE
Well guys and gals, your patience has finally paid off. Just as it said it would, the No Hope Left site has been updated with a link to the Resident Evil 6 channel on youtube, where you can find the game’s trailer in a plethora of languages. The November 20, 2012 release date is also official, as are all my hopes and dreams that this game would mark the series’ triumphant return to horror and zombies.
In case you care, while the game hasn’t been rated, it will contain “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, and Strong Language.” Nice. Check out the very impressive trailer after the jump! READ MORE
A creepy new viral marketing campaign has popped up called ‘No Hope Left’, and like all mysterious things, the people of the Internet have banded together to come a little closer to solving its riddles. It started off as a website covered with pictures and videos of a single message “No Hope Left”. What made this a little more intriguing was the odd symbol used in place of the first ‘O’, which my boundless skills in investigative journalism have identified as a biohazard symbol.
Until today the source of the viral ads was unknown, but thanks to The Sixth Axis, the source has been confirmed to be none other than Capcom. I have some videos and a more info waiting for you after break — let’s see if we can’t figure out what all this is about. READ MORE
I loved the crap out of Thief: Deadly Shadows, especially the terrifying Shalebridge Cradle level where you had to get around a long abandoned orphanage-turned-insane asylum, brimming with these creepy creatures called Puppets. Thief 4 has been in developement for several years now, but since it’s official unveiling in 2009, the game’s been unusually silent [insert silent thief joke here].
Thanks to the Internet however, we might have some new information on the game. According to some info gleaned from various LinkenIn profiles, Thief 4 will use the popular Unreal Engine 3, and include some sort of online mode. Head past the jump for more details. READ MORE
David Cox is a producer at Konami who’s been working on Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. David likes tweeting about the game, posting links to interesting articles, and he also recently tweeted a link to an article on CVG about titles that will define gaming this year. It might be a bit of a leap to suggest his tweet is a tease of a sequel for one of my favorite games of last year, but because I’m enough of a fan I’m willing to throw logic out the window and go full fanboy.
Lords of Shadow deserves a sequel and it certainly did well enough critically to warrant one. If you want to check out the tweet–maybe you think you can find something I didn’t in Cox’s three very intriguing words–you can check it out right here. Until then, let’s all just let the idea of a Lords of Shadow 2 simmer in our minds. READ MORE
I usually shy away from covering things like this but if it turns out to be true this is just too exciting not to share. An intriguing rumor has just started making its rounds about the vast and knowledgeable bundle of tubes we call the Internet, and this time it’s regarding the long-awaited Resident Evil 6. Supposedly, the next installment in Capcom’s longstanding action/horror franchise will be officially unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show this september. What could end up being the game’s logo was taken from a closed doors press conference at Comic-Con. Check it out.
The date below the logo reads September 15th, so we can probably expect the info to hit then. Mark the date on your calendar because if this rumor is true we could end up hearing something about this highly anticipated game sooner than expected. Let’s just hope they took our advice and brought the series back to its horror roots. READ MORE
Comic-Con, the world’s premier geek fest, is set to give us our annual dose of cosplay, comics, video games, and other assorted geekery later this month (July 21-24). Sadly, I won’t be there, but that doesn’t mean I won’t have a close eye on it, especially now that Capcom has unveiled a few exciting things that will be happening at the expo. The first is Resident Evil-related, and while I’m almost positive it won’t be the highly anticipated reveal of Resident Evil 6, it’s still bound to be something good. The series turned 15 this year and they’ve even gone so far as to dub Friday the 22nd “Resident Evil Day,” so the surprises have to be good, right?
Capcom also has a new game they’ll be unveiling at Comic-Con, and I think I know what it is. Earlier this month a rumor sprang up from a Spanish retail listing of a Devil May Cry HD collection that listed the first three Devil May Cry games, remastered in a neat little bundle. Capcom’s already re-releasing Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X in the Revival Selection later this year, so it’s not a stretch to expect they’ll give similar treatment to Devil May Cry. But that’s not even everything, head past the break for some more, just make sure you have a trash bag handy for when you mind gets fucking blown. READ MORE
Remember those HD versions of Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X that were revealed back in March? Well, if this yet to be confirmed rumor from the latest issue of Famitsu is correct, Japan might be getting some crisp and sexy Resident Evil action this September. But please, don’t get too excited just yet. Famitsu is a Japanese gaming magazine so even if this is true the September 8th release date might only be for Japan. There’s no word on if this goes for the rest of us as well.
The reported price of the Revival Selection is ¥4,490, or roughly the price of a new game (56 bucks). Not a bad deal since the bundle includes HD versions of two fantastic Resident Evil games. Sadly, many lazier gamers like myself will have to get up to swap discs since the Xbox 360 version will come on two while the PS3 version will ship on a single blu-ray disc. Supposedly, the bundle will also bring with it a digital version of the two Resident Evil Archives books, so that’s a nice bonus for those who missed them. READ MORE
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
Alan Wake was a fantastic game but despite the almost unanimous critical acclaim and two successful post-release expansions, the game didn’t sell terribly well. We loved the game and apparently TIME Magazine did too, so the unofficial unveiling of the much anticipated sequel is more than a little exciting.
News that Alan Wake 2 is currently in development came from animator Althea Suarez Gata’s LinkedIn profile, which says he’s worked on cinematics for the game. Could Remedy have an Alan Wake surprise waiting to be revealed at E3 next month? I sure hope so. READ MORE
Japan’s top gaming magazine Famitsu hints at a new compilation called Resident Evil: Revival Selection that looks like it will include HD versions of Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica. Supposedly, there won’t be much, if any, additional content, but I wouldn’t mind playing both of them on my 360 with crisper visuals and (possibly) achievements. If this is true I only hope they tweak the controls in each game a bit, and specifically in Code Veronica. I’m sure many fans of the series could put up with them but if they’d like to open this up to more people, I feel this is a necessity.
According to Famitsu the collection will be available on both the 360 and PS3 so everyone has a chance to experience (or re-experience) these delicious games. Though no release date been confirmed yet and there’s always a chance the Revival Selection won’t make its way out of Japan. If it does, an HD Resident Evil 4 would probably be a big hit and I’d very much like the opportunity to dive into Code Veronica again. What about you?
[UPDATE] We now have scans of Famitsu’s Revival Selection coverage, check them out after the jump. READ MORE
So far the Silent Hill games have largely been a lonely experience, a terrifying adventure for us to experience on our own. But if a recent interview in Italian OXM is any indication, this might soon change. Speaking with Xbox Magazine Ufficiale (the Italian OXM), Silent Hill: Downpour’s Art Director Radek Marek discussed multiplayer in the Silent Hill series. The interview has been translated by several gamers across the vast and knowledgeable interwebs, and the findings are rather exciting.
Before getting into what Marek said, remember, these translations could be a little off and there’s a good chance this isn’t the first time his words have been translated (first from Czech to Italian and finally to English, hopefully the latter wasn’t accomplished with Google Translator). Head past the break so we can talk about multiplayer in Silent Hill. READ MORE