The first details of Disaster: Day of Crisis - which was unveiled at today's Nintendo pre-E3 press conference - have emerged and shed a little more light on this intriguing new Wii title.
Most surprisingly, a press release for Disaster: Day of Crisis states that the game is being developed by Monolith and we can only suppose that this is the developer best known for the very mature and slightly disturbing Xbox 360 and PC titles, FEAR and Condemned.
In the game, players assume the role of Ray
Tuesday 9 May 2006
For the first time, the World of Mana (as Square Enix has dubbed the franchise they've let simmer for the last decade) is getting the full 3D treatment in the action-oriented fantasy epic, Dawn of Mana.
A genuine 'sequel' to the original 2D title Secret of Mana, Dawn of Mana tells the story of where the Sword of Mana came from and the ancient legend behind the Mana Tree itself. It sounds a little more like a prequel to us, but after witnessing the vividly coloured characters
For the first time, the World of Mana (as Square Enix has dubbed the franchise they've let simmer for the last decade) is getting the full 3D treatment in this action-oriented fantasy epic. A genuine "sequel" to the original 2D title Secret of Mana, Dawn of Mana tells the story of where the Sword of Mana came from and the ancient legend behind the Mana Tree itself. That sounds a little more like a prequel to us, but after witnessing the vividly colored characters and incredibly interactable
Square Enix announced today that they're planning to help give the Nintendo Wii a little boost for its launch with the wildly physical Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors. Imagine using the Wii controller as the hilt of a genuine sword with every slash perfectly mirrored on the screen in a first-person format. We only got the slightest of glimpses at a mock-up of the game in action, but the promise of a more immersive experience than the Sony EyeToy has all the hairs
Wednesday 3 May 2006
We've laid our hands on a fresh batch of screenshots from 2K Games' forthcoming gothic first-person shooter The Darkness.
The gritty adventure sees gamers assume the role of mafia hit man Jackie Estacado who is possessed by a supernatural entity called The Darkness, which arms him with dark powers enabling him to really go to town on his enemies in really horrible ways.
The screenshots illustrate the dark and chilling New York landscape the game is set in and provide
Wednesday 3 May 2006
Ubisoft's first-person RPG, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, is more about slugging it out in close combat than worrying about experience points. And these new shots will give you a taste of the gruesome blade fodder you'll be standing toe-to-toe with when the game launches later this year.
Forget the obvious comparisons to Oblivion, Dark Messiah offers far more options for skirmishing tactics than its massively single-player rival. While in a brawl you can kick out at your
If there's one RPG series that can go toe-to-toe with Final Fantasy any day of the week, it's Dragon Quest. Both franchises have brought social lives to a screeching halt with their 100 hour adventures and engrossing storylines, but they've also splintered into mini-franchises that delve into unseen worlds within the main series. The latest would be Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime, an overhead affair that ditches puny humans altogether.
Instead of knights, mages or cursed kings, you'll be
Tuesday 18 April 2006
Fancy playing some of PS2s hottest games without having to dip into your wallet? Of course you do. That's why we've teamed up with publisher Atari to give you an exclusive chance to sample some delicious gaming treats courtesy of a full-to-bursting demo disc that you can nab now by winging your way to www.jointhelist.com/atari/AtariDemo.
The ridiculously generous sampler serves up four superb PS2 titles from Atari's catalogue: Driver: Parallel Lines, Fahrenheit, Marc
Tuesday 25 April 2006
Atari has released the first few screens of the fifth DBZ game for PS2, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2.
The game combines spectacular one-on-one fighting with RPG elements as gamers can scrap their way through a story mode that spans the entire anime series - that's Dragon Ball, DBZ and Dragon Ball GT.
Once again, developer Spike is in charge of the project (rather than Dimps who created the first three Budokai games), maintaining the behind-the-shoulder viewpoint
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