Gears of War is the game that many feel will become the killer app for Xbox 360 but, with the UK release still months away, we'll have to make do with drooling in anticipation over another batch of screenshots of Epic's squad-based sci-fi shoot-'em-up.
While the game's premise of a group of marines blasting horrific monsters isn't new, the way it has been executed is. There's huge emphasis on teamwork in Gears of War, with every level designed with cooperative play in mind, either with fellow
Sega has officially announced today that OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast will be simultaneously released for PSP and PS2 in March 2006.
It will be the first version of the adored arcade racing game to ever appear on a Sony machine, and should support WiFi on the PSP and online multiplayer for PS2.
With 12 Ferrari supercars, including the classic red Testarossa and the super-hot F430, Coast 2 Coast will also collect together 30 stages from the best of OutRun 2 and the new OutRun 2 SP arcade
We've got the latest shots of Tomb Raider: Legend as Lara makes her debut on two new games machines – PSP and Xbox 360 - and she looks incredible on both the handheld and the next-gen console.
The actual gameplay of Tomb Raider: Legend is identical for every format but there are differences with presentation, especially with the 360 version; the visuals have been specifically created for the new console, rather than it just being a polished port.
The main difference offered with the 360
Ubisoft has today released the very first footage and confirmed the name of Sam Fisher's next adventure: Splinter Cell Double Agent.
As you already know Sam is doing stir for killing his daughter but this revealing trailer hints that his time in Cell Block H might all be a front for infiltrating a terrorist cell.
And while we are exploring the duality of Sam, the man himself will have choices to make thanks to a branching storyline and multiple endings that will rely on morality as much as
Dave Braben, co-creator of legendary 8-bit space-adventure Elite (an old, space flight/trading sim that rocked us about 20 years ago) has opened up about The Outsider, his forthcoming title for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Braben, famed for his non-linear games, hopes to make this spy story as open-ended as possible with every path and event being explorable at any time, rather than tying the player into pre-set scripts and events.
"With this new approach all the characters exist in the game from the
Currently in construction by euro-developer Blitz, Possession blends realtime strategy with zombies - the twist being that players actually get to take charge on the undead.
As the Enslaver, your goal is to destroy an entire city using an army of the undead built from its inhabitants. Blitz is promising "carnage at all costs" across the "free-form and reactive city. How you choose to destroy it is up to you." Sounds good to us.
No doubt we'll be seeing more of Possession at E3 but for now,
Eidos has revealed that British TV star Keeley Hawes will be providing the plummy tones for Lara Croft in the almost-here-and-damn-we-can't-wait Tomb Raider: Legend.
The British actress is most well known for her performance as Zoe Reynolds in the BBC spy drama Spooks but also appeared in Tipping the Velvet and most recently A Cock and Bull Story with Steve Coogan. Which is to say, she's well known to folks in the UK. Here in the US, there was a long pause, someone said "So, it's that chick
Karima Adebibe, an unknown model and Top Shop sales assistant (apparently, UK folks know what this is), has been announced as the new face of Lady Lara Croft, the tomb-raiding adventuress and one of the most recognizable video game icons alongside Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog.
The "real-life" Lara - who follows in the footsteps of beauties like Rhona Mitra, Nell McAndrew and Tomb Raider film star Angelina Jolie - has a daunting schedule to look forward to.
Karima will kick off with an SAS
Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil 5 will be released on next-gen consoles PS3 and Xbox 360 - but not Nintendo's Revolution.
The sequel's action will take place in sunlit urban environments rather than the series' usual doom and gloom-laden interiors.
Early screenshots have also revealed a Chris Redfield look-alike in what appears to be the lead role. This hints that the plot might a take a turn back towards the Raccoon cityscape of Code Veronica and, most importantly, marks a return for
Electronic Arts has unveiled a single supershot of Superman Returns, the superhero action game based on the Man of Steel's return to the big screen.
The film Superman Returns is being directed by Bryan Singer, who did a superb job of bringing the X-Men to the big screen. The story sees Superman returning from self-imposed exile to find that Lois Lane, the love of his life, has moved on, while old foe Lex Luthor is up to his old Metropolis-threatening tricks.
EA Tiburon - responsible for the