The popular Virtua Tennis series will be continued on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the form of Virtua Tennis 3 and will be released in spring 2007, Sega has confirmed.
The game will feature photo-realistic graphics and improved opponent intelligence for its next-gen debut. Sega has also promised new gameplay features but hasn't mentioned any specifics, only confirming that the minigame-heavy career mode will return.
In fact, there are very few details on any of the gameplay, probably as
Every gamer's taken a crack at Final Fantasy. The latest in the series, the long-awaited Final Fantasy XII, is set to debut later this year, maybe as the PlayStation 2's last massive classic. But today Square Enix, the company behind the series, is set to show that it has a lot more to offer than a single epic adventure.
Final Fantasy XII
Rainbow coloured paper animals combined with gardening-based gameplay is a curious concoction that you'd not normally associate with Xbox 360. But that's exactly what developer Rare - the people behind Kameo and Perfect Dark Zero - is germinating for the console with its newly announced title, Viva Pinata, which it plans to release this Christmas.
Described by Microsoft as a "customisable, social and spontaneous game", Viva Pinata is based on an upcoming animated TV series of the same name,
It's one of the most visually stunning console games around and, as these new screens show, Viewtiful Joe's unique comic strip look has been transferred to Nintendo DS without losing any of its impact.
The game will make full use of DS's unique attributes with the top screen showing a close-up of the key action occurring on the bottom screen.
The stylus and the touch-screen come into play when solving puzzles, such as stroking the screen to hit switches or even rubbing it so hard that the
If you fancy reliving the heady days of the Vietnam war - and we're sure you do - you'll be pleased to see these latest shots of Vietcong 2, the sequel to 2003's jungle-based shooter.
This time round players are flung into the midst of the 1968 Tet Offensive, which took place in and around the ancient city of Hue, during which you must escort a US war reporter.
We're promised urban battles - set across 14 locations - that are based on real events, with single-player campaigns for both the US
As these first shots from Capcom's Viewtiful Joe DS show, the game will retain the same distinctive graphical style and will star a line up of enemies previously encountered in the game's console outings.
Viewtiful Joe DS will feature an all-new story, and Joe's VFX powers will be executed using the touch-screen. Players will be able to divide the bottom screen into two sections, allowing the movement of various objects with the stylus.
The top screen of the DS will normally display a
According to the Hollywood Reporter, US anime specialist Geneon Entertainment have acquired exclusive North American merchandising and TV rights to TV Tokyo Medianet's Viewtiful Joe series.
Reports indicate Geneon plans to produce all manner of Joe-branded merchandise, with toys, electronic games, action figures and perhaps even lunch boxes all set to accompany intended US TV broadcasting plans.
Geneon CEO Yosuke Kobayashi has reportedly confirmed he is in talks with major US children's TV
How do you annoy an American? (Apart from making a game about putting three rounds into an ex-President's polygon-modelled skull.) How about destroying the entire contents of his (or her) PS2 memory card? Well, that's what has happened recently in the US - and it was all down to Sony and Viewtiful Joe 2.The problem arose thanks to a festive demo CD sent out by Sony America that contained a demo for Joe 2 which, when played, resulted in all of those dutifully completed San Andreas missions and
Behind every great man is a great woman (and sometimes in front too but only if he is very lucky). Well, Viewtiful Joe certainly is a lucky fellow because this time his great woman is ready to step out of his shadow. So, after defeating the Captain single-handed in the original adventure, he can hand over half the ass-kicking duty to the lovely Sylvia for this sequel.And what a sequel it looks too: true to the original comic carnage but at the same time offering more than ever before. New
Capcom have dished out some juicy game info and screenshots of the follow-up to the superb Viewtiful Joe. The game will be released for Gamecube and PS2 and we expect Viewtiful Joe 2 to be every bit as much fun as the original.The game will feature more stages and additional VFX special moves but the main news is that you will now also be able to play as Joe's girlfriend Sylvia from the start. You can check her out in action in the screens to the right. Yep, that's her in the turquoise latex.