Yesterday, Irrational Games studio head Ken Levine shared some unexpected news — that the studio behind the renowned BioShock franchise is no more. It was a decision made so Levine could pursue a new, and admittedly very exciting, creative endeavor with the goal of bringing gamers a digital game with a “focus entirely on replayable narrative.”
As Levine moves on with the remaining Irrational team, BioShock fans are left wondering about the future of the series.
A majority of the Internet has known about the upcoming dark indie game Murasaki Baby since it made its debut last summer at Gamescom. Me? I just stumbled upon it earlier today when its latest trailer came online. Better late than never, right?
Murasaki Baby is debut title from Italian indie developer Ovosonico. It’s a PS Vita exclusive that follows Baby after she wakes up in a fantastical and nightmarish dream world of her own creation. The little girl lost her mom, so it’s up to us, the player, to guide her to safety. The game is slated to release later this year — read on for its new trailer.
Looking at this new trailer and screenshots from the still a long ways off survival horror game Kodoku, I can’t help but wonder if its inception had anything to do with a couple game designers, a locked room, and a vat of LSD. Murderous man-scorpions? Check. Corpse-eating pigs with man heads? Check and check.
Before you click that Read More button and enter the abyss, you should know there’s a definite chance the debut teaser that I have lurking in the shadows after the jump could be dangerous. I’m not willing to write it off as “just another trailer,” because I just can’t shake the thought that it’s less a trailer and more of a newly summoned hell creature that hungers for views.
Looks like that Xbox exclusivity agreement between Minecraft developer Mojang and Microsoft has ended. Today, it was revealed the ultra popular survival horror game will be coming to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Vita. What makes this even more exciting is the game will be a launch title for the PS4, so you won’t have long to wait for it if you don’t plan on getting an Xbox One.
Now all we need to do is wait for a Wii U version, then it will have conquered all the consoles.
The entire first season of Telltale’s fantastic series based on The Walking Dead, as well as the latest episode, 400 Days come to the PlayStation Vita today. You can grab the bundle for the paltry price of $24.99 — totally worth it — in preparation for the second season, due later this year. Season two will also be making its wayto the Vita when it releases, so you can enjoy your tough decision making on-the-go.
On a somewhat related note, Saints Row IV and Splinter Cell: Blacklist also hit retail shelves today. I’d say the holiday season is starting to pick up — which of these games (if any) are you planning on picking up?
During Sony’s media briefing last night they announced that Dead Nation — one of the best zombie arcade games on PSN — will soon be coming to the PS Vita. If you’re unfamiliar with it, Dead Nation is a two-player cooperative zombie survival game played from the top down perspective. You run around collecting money and mowing down hordes of the undead, as well as the more intimidating mutations, as you try and make your way to the safe zone. If you have a Vita, this is something worth getting excited over.
PSN is having an insane sale right now that includes deals on Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny, Thomas Was Alone and essentially the entire Resident Evil franchise. The deals end on April 30th, so if you fancy the idea of getting Resident Evil on the cheap, this is the time.
Seriously, if the Merchant were here, he’d look at these deals and promptly have a stroke. Check them out after the jump.
In an interview with IGN, PlayStation’s Director of Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Don Mesa confirmed that Telltale’s episodic take on The Walking Dead will be coming to the PlayStation Vita sometime this year. No word on whether it will be released episodically or all at once — we’ll update as soon as we find out.
If you missed our reviews of The Walking Dead, you can start with episode one here.
Jasper Byrne’s Lone Survivor is, in my opinion, one of the best survival horror games out there. It’s delightfully twisted love letter to the genre that looks like a 16-bit Silent Hill. It’s also crazy cheap — you can get it on Steam right now for just $9.99 — or you can wait for its release on the PS3 and PS Vita in July. That’s not all.
Berne had more to say about the game in a recent blog post, “I’ve secretly been devoting a lot of time and resources into adding additional content into the game, initially exclusive to PS3 and PS Vita,” The PS version will come with Trophies, Cross-Buy and Cross-Play support (buy it on the PS3 and you can play it on the Vita, or vice versa), as well as a bunch of new items, dialogue, side quests and even a special “yellow” ending. Watch a brand new trailer after the jump.
It’s no secret I have low, low expectations for Silent Hill: Book of Memories. This opinion has been formulated because of the simple fact that it looks terrible. I love the Silent Hill series, almost obsessively so, and I’m all for studios taking chances with their games, but this just does not look good. Obviously, being a human with opinions that are allowed to differ from my own, you may very well see the direction developer WayForward has taken with the game as a brilliant one, and that’s okay. If you are looking forward to it, and assuming it doesn’t get delayed again, you can look forward to beating down twisted creatures with your friends when Book of Memories releases for the PS Vita on October 16th in the States and November 2nd in Europe.
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.
I have no idea what’s going on with Silent Hill: Book of Memories. It was originally supposed to kick off Konami’s March of Madness before it was delayed to the end of the month, then again to the end of May. We can now expect it to come to the Vita in October, though if we’ve learned anything by now it’s that when it comes to Book of Memories anything can change. I hope all this extra development time will make it a game worthy of the Silent Hill label because right now it’s not looking so good.. An October release will put it in the same month as Resident Evil 6, which releases on October 2nd.
For the first time in the series’ history, Silent Hill is diving pyramid head first into the world of multiplayer gaming with the PS Vita exclusive Book of Memories. This is a serious gamble since this multiplayer isn’t just tacked on, it’s actually a main focus of the game. This means if the multiplayer sucks, then the main selling point is gone. It was originally planned to release near Downpour and the HD Collection in March, but Konami pulled it from the schedule at the very last second to the end of May. This could be a good thing because at the very least it’s getting some extra time for added spit and polish. Read on to find out what TJ and I think of this ambitious game’s chances of success.
Cancel your trip to a local game retailer tomorrow because Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been delayed (again!) into an unspecified date sometime later this spring. The game was originally planned to release tomorrow, so a last second delay that I’m sure many fans hoping to get the game won’t realize right away, is more than a little surprising. Could the HD Collection’s plethora of game-breaking technical issues be the cause of this delay? I wouldn’t be surprised if it is.
We’ll keep you updated on the game as the news comes out, but until then I suggest you relax with some Silent Hill: Downpour. READ MORE
March might look pretty great with its trio of Silent Hill games and Operation Raccoon City, but February doesn’t look too shabby either. We all known about Resident Evil: Revelations that’s prepping for its Feb 7 release on the Nintendo 3DS, and now both Alan Wake for the PC and American Nightmare have been given release dates as well. Mr. Wake’s finally making his way to PC sometime next month and the more bite-sized American Nightmare is releasing on Feb 22. Now all we need is another Alan Wake to be announced with a 2012 release date and we’ll have three Silent Hills, three Resident Evils, and three Alan Wakes. Wouldn’t that be amazing?
To help you make the tough decisions of what to buy and what to wait on, I’ve included a handy list of all the upcoming horror games coming out over the next couple months. No need to thank me, it’s my job. But seriously, you better thank me. READ MORE
Had you come to me a year ago, through a wormhole or time machine, or something like that, and told me I would be getting three Silent Hill games in one month, I would’ve called you a Time-Witch and immediately burned you at the stake. Then I would’ve laughed while pointing at your smoldering ashes because there is no way we’d ever get three Silent Hills in a month’s time. We’re lucky if we get one in a year, but three? No, I say. Not possible.
I would, of course, be wrong. Konami recently confirmed the new release dates for all three of this year’s Silent Hill games, officially making March the best year ever to be a horror fan. Head past the jump for the revised list of release dates! READ MORE