Level-5 has entered new finger-pointing
footage from Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney for the 3DS, proving
conclusively the game actually exists, and is not just a gorgeously animated
hoax on law abiding puzzle fans. Feast your eyes on what could be the most
geektastic collaboration in years, nay, all of recorded history...
So last week on the floor of the Tokyo Game Show we were
left in a strange position: we played a demo of the upcoming 3DS title Kingdom
Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and then wrote an informative preview.
Only we lacked any new screens or video for the new areas, and instead relied
on months old footage. Today the Japanese publisher finally released the game’s
TGS 2011 trailer to the public, so now everyone around the world can get a
glimpse of what we saw...
Though the LA art show Super iam8bit ended September
10, it lives on in our hearts (and archived articles). But one new way
to remember it is through the short montage of custom “character covers”
created by the company iRobot and fabricator Kelice Penny. The video was put
together by the iam8bit production company, and the 8-bit characters were
crafted by hand, mounted to Roombas, and left to roam around the gallery floor
guided only by their own circuitry. You can check them out after the jump...
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd and
Scribblenauts are the newly crowned kings of eastern gaming at this year’s
Tokyo Games Show after receiving top honors from the Japan Game Awards. Show
organizer CESA (Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association) announced its top
picks for 2011 during the big show in Tokyo, naming Capcom's PSP RPG as the
Game of the Year and 5th Cell's DS puzzler as the Game Designers Award
Netflix is making a play for the
games-by-mail market with the introduction of PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii titles to
its direct-to-home rental service. The games will be offered as an account
upgrade, and launch alongside Qwikster, a newly created Netflix division formed
to handle the company's mail order empire.
The gaming additions and corporate split
were revealed by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Qwikster boss Andy Reditch in a video that further explained Qwikster's
formation and apologized for any confusion surrounding Netflix's recent price hike.
the announcement of Street Fighter X Tekken the heads of their respective
franchises, Yoshinori Ono of Street Fighter and Katsuhiro Harada of Tekken,
have appeared in a series of silly videos
for that game. Still, most of them have been for the Capcom side of things, as
SFXT is being developed by Capcom and Tekken X Street Fighter has yet to be
shown in any real capacity, but that changed with the new trailer for Tekken 3D
Prime Edition for 3DS. Despite this being a Namco title, this awesome video
starts at Capcom’s offices and features a scene-stealing turn by Ono. Watch!
When we were first introduced to the 3DS peripheral known as the Slide Pad, we were understandably incredulous. Details were slim at first but eventually we learned how the attachment, ships with an upcoming Monster Hunter game in Japan, needs a battery, and costs around $20 separately when it launches in Japan. However, as helpful as that information was, we were dying for an opportunity to get our hands on the device, something our trip to Tokyo Game Show afforded us. So now, straight from the TGS show floor, our first hands-on impressions of the controversial Slide Pad...
unexpected sequel to the GameCube launch title that wasn't a Mario game,
Luigi's Mansion 2, has a new set of screens from TGS 2011. The reluctant hero
is showing off some of the game's exotic areas, as well as the usual haunts.
Though Luigi will be traveling back and forth from mansions to his ally Prof.
E. Gadd's laboratory, he'll apparently still visit at least one ice world and
an Egyptian-style temple chamber - it's remarkable what mansion owners have in
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Download of the week: Radiant Silvergun | Microsoft | Treasure | Price: 1200 MS Points
It’s been 13 years since its first release on the Saturn and if you weren’t one of the few mad people who decided to pay more than £100 for a Japanese import, you have probably never played Radiant Silvergun. So what’s better than being able to play Treasure's classic shoot ‘em up in all new hi-def glory?
Despite co-developer Level 5's absence from TGS, we received today a titillating bit of paper from Capcom's booth on the show floor. It's an English-language press release for Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney, and while details about the game are still sparse, the release contains some promising hints that all but confirm that the game will see a release outside of Japan. For one, it notes that "English names are TBD," which obviously suggests that there are plans to localize the game for English-speaking territories. To add to our excitement, the very first screenshots of the game were also released today...