Another year, another dance mat title? Not quite. When Codemasters' Dance Factory makes its moves on the arrows in April, it's bringing a setlist limited only by the size of your music collection.
Like PlayStation oldie oddity Vib Ribbon, it can build routines from any music CDs you feed it. At last, the chance to do a relaxing shuffle to your favourite ambient album, or at the other extreme, shorten your lifespan to the rhythm of a death metal drummer.
If you already have a four-directional
Capcom is releasing Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition, an updated version of the dynamic action game with several new features, but sadly only in the US.
The Special Edition is being released under Sony's Greatest Hits collection which is the budget range in the US and will include several new features such as a new Very Hard mode and a turbo option that increases the games speed by 20%.
Plus a survival mode called Bloody Palace and the opportunity to play the game a Dante's
Dark Age of Camelot, the hugely successful massively-multiplayer online RPG, is to set up a new Classic server in an attempt to solve many of the problems caused by the controversial Trials of Atlantis expansion.
The expansion pack, which offered players the chance to gain ludicrously powerful skills and weapons while completing a set of lengthy quests, was heavily criticised by fans for unbalancing the entire game. It even drove some disgruntled players to cancel their accounts.
Don't expect a copy of Dead or Alive 4 in your stocking this Christmas as the Xbox 360 beat-'em-up won't be out until January next year.
While a UK release wasn't previously confirmed, DOA4 was expected to be a key part of Xbox 360's 2 December launch. But now, with the US release delayed, it looks like you'll have to wait till 13 January to see Hitomi, Tina and a knock seven shades out of each other.Dead or Alive 4 will be out for Xbox 360 in January
Your eyes don't deceive you, that is one of Halo's Spartan warriors performing kung fu, in space, against Dead or Alive's Ryo.
As we revealed back in October, there will be a . And the Spartan warrior's arena is the observation deck where the Covenant board the Cairo Station at the start of Halo 2.
What's uncertain, though, is what gender the Spartan warrior will be. Bungie has said that the Spartan is female, yet it looks pretty manly to us. And how do you tell?Dead or Alive 4 for Xbox 360
In an inspired piece of cross-branding, publisher Tecmo has revealed that a Spartan soldier will feature in its stylish upcoming brawler for Xbox 360, Dead or Alive 4.
As a Spartan in full regalia, the bonus character could quite easily pass as Master Chief but, in fact, beneath the armour is a female soldier known as Spartan-458.
Apparently the game's developer, Team Ninja, has also created a stage based on the environments from the Halo universe.Dead or Alive 4 is scheduled to be released
just keeps coming up with the goods and so, fresh from Tokyo, we have six brand new screens of Dead or Alive 4.
The Team Ninja-developed fighter is just one of the DOA games currently being worked on by the girl-obsessed company, the other two being the not-only-volleyball title called Dead or Alive Xtreme 2, and Dead or Alive Code Cronus.Dead or Alive 4 will bounce on to Xbox 360 this
Dead or Alive 4 Producer Tomonobu Itagaki has expressed concern over current Xbox 360 efforts from Japanese developers.
Itagaki explained during an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu that, after seeing other Japanese Xbox 360 games at E3, he came away disappointed with his contemporaries' efforts.
"They are supposed to be software makers that represent Japan," Itagaki proclaimed. "I wonder if they have any pride? Given the world's strongest console, I was hoping to see some amazing
Despite being arguably the best looking game shown at Microsoft's pre-E3 conference last month, Dead or Alive 4 is only 15% complete according to Tecmo producer Tomonobu Itagaki.
In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, Itagaki revealed that the Xbox 360 title - assumed to be in the launch line-up - is just 15% complete, with development currently nearing the end of the motion capture phase.
As well as commenting that characters will move much more realistically than in previous
Tecmo producer Tomonobu Itagaki has confirmed that hibernating Xbox title Dead or Alive Code Cronus will be shifted on to Xbox 360, where its development will continue.
Speaking to Japanese magazine Famitsu, Itagaki apologised for the delay of the game and went on to explain how he simply couldn't return to its Xbox development once he'd seen the power of Xbox 360.
First announced at the Tokyo Game Show back in 2002, DOA Code Cronus has endured three years of silent development. And with