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
It’s about time we hear something about that Prey sequel. The first game was released way back in 2006 and brought us gravity bending, alien butchering gameplay with creepy organic weapons and nasty vagina doors. I can only hope Prey 2 will have all that and more, but we won’t know until the next issue of French magazine Joystick (what’s up with the French gaming magazines getting all the exciting exclusives?? as it looks like the game will be their cover story.
I really enjoyed the first Prey so I’m amped to see what Bethesda does with the next installment in the series. Hopefully they polish the story a bit while retaining the horror vibes the first game had. So many games these days feature some sort of human on alien action but it’s rare for the aliens to be fairly terrifying. Prey was like Doom just with Native Americans and more interesting weapons. Head past the break to see the full cover and if you missed the first game but are afraid to Google search ‘vagina door’, I’ve included a screen of exactly what I’m talking about, also after the jump. READ MORE
It’s been awhile since we’ve had the chance to take pictures of dead people but that might soon change. In the last issue of Famitsu Fatal Frame series producer Keisuke Kikuchi teased an impending reveal of a game he and his team are currently working on. While he couldn’t discuss details, his team is hard at work on a title that will be announced soon. The series hasn’t made its way overseas since the third game, which was released back in 2005, so the series is due to make a comeback (and preferably for consoles other than the Wii).
We shouldn’t forget the Fatal Frame title Nintendo unveiled in Japan last year that looked like it could be a reboot of arguably the best game in the series, Fatal Frame II. We haven’t heard anything regarding that mysterious title since its reveal so there’s a very good chance that could be the announcement. This brings up an interesting question: if we can only get one Fatal Frame would you rather it be Fatal Frame IV, the possible Fatal Frame II remake or a new sequel? READ MORE
Could we finally be getting a third game in the Outbreak series? No confirmation yet but the French issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine is using promo art from the original Resident Evil: Outbreak on their cover. I sincerely hope this is the case. As an example of good timing it just so happens that Resident Evil’s 15th anniversary is coming up on March 22nd and that would be a perfect time to unveil such a long anticipated sequel.
Back in November we reported on SOCOM developer Slant Six’s supposed involvement with a multiplayer centric Resident Evil game codenamed Resident Evil: Raccoon City. And in case you were wondering, the big bold text on the cover translates to Guaranteed Chills! So is a chilling new Outbreak game something you’d like to see or is this a series that shouldn’t get reanimated? READ MORE
A few days ago there was a rumbling of a Dead Island movie in the works but it would seem that report was a little premature. According to the game’s Facebook page they’re still considering a Dead Island film but they haven’t signed with anyone yet as a “high-quality movie is the #1 thing we’re concerned about for a film adaptation.”
When it comes to bad video game films Hollywood’s batting a thousand so it’s reassuring to see a studio taking a potential film adaptation of their IP seriously. I don’t think I could sit through another Hitman, Bloodrayne, House of the Dead, Max Payne, Doom, Street Fighter, Wing Commander, Alone in the Dark, gasp, Far Cry, Mortal Kombat 2 (the first didn’t entirely suck), Laura Croft or Prince of Persia again. Yeah, I know I skipped Resident Evil and Silent Hill but Milla Jovovich can do no wrong and I actually enjoyed the latter. READ MORE
What you’ll see in the video below is a team-up I wouldn’t have predicted. In it the Joker and Batman partner up to fight a handful of criminals, but is this a leaked trailer or just another fan-made mod? If it’s the latter I doubt this is a taste of what’s to come in the campaign, instead I’m thinking this could possibly be our first glimpse at the game’s Challenge Rooms. But again, that’s merely speculation.
The only reason I can think of for these two guys to ever work together is if the Joker is a playable character in Arkham City’s Challenge Room mode. Wouldn’t that be exciting? Cooperative survival against waves of enemies and going by the video there are combo attacks to reward teamwork. What do you think this is?
Update: Embedding the video seems to have been disabled so if you haven’t seen it yet and would like to you can watch it here.READ MORE
A rather sweet rumor has reared it’s beautiful head recently. Apparently, Telltale Games (the guys behind Sam & Max, the more recent Back to the Future episodic series as well as the upcoming Jurassic Park game) are hard at work on a video game adaptation of the incredible Walking Dead TV series. If this is true I might just have myself a sensual nerdgasm.
Telltale makes some great adventure games and it’s my belief that there can never be too many zombie games so the thought of a game (or possibly, series of games like the Back to the Future series) based on arguably the best undead themed anything in recent memory is rather exciting. READ MORE
Through a little detective work Gamerzines looks to have uncovered a game waiting to be revealed at Spike’s VGAs next month. Somehow they noticed a similarity between the zombies shown in the teaser for the awards and the undead silhouettes on one of Capcom’s Resident Evil t-shirts.
Is it true? We won’t know for a few weeks but unless there’s a shortage of zombie silhouettes on the Internet the evidence is pretty solid. Check out exactly what they found and what game could be waiting to be unveiled, after the jump. READ MORE
If a brand new wanted ad from Blizzard looking for a lead designer, lead programmer and senior producer for its Diablo 3 team based here in the states is anything to go by, there might just be some hope for a console version of Diablo 3. Blizzard has said in the past, adamantly one might add, that they are first and foremost a PC and Mac centric developer (with an emphasis on the former), and that’s the reason their recent titles like World of WarCraft and StarCraft 2 haven’t seen any console ports. With the Diablo franchise however, things might change.
As I said these positions are for Blizzard’s US-based Diablo 3 team and in their ad they said, regarding a console-based Diablo game, that “with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project.” This is all very exciting but should in no way be considered a confirmation of a long requested Blizzard title on home consoles. I haven’t had that scratch itched since StarCraft released on the N64 a decade ago so the thought of a Diablo game on my Xbox 360 (or PS3) is damn thrilling. Hit the jump for the full post, in all it’s rumor-rousing glory. READ MORE