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
NCSoft's massively multiplayer expansion pack Guild Wars Factions will hit PC this spring, expanding the game's geography and gameplay features. We've got some lush new images of the terrific topology that Guild Wars gamers will be exploring.
These shots show the new continent of Cantha, a fascinating Asian-inspired land. This country has seas of solid jade, a hostile petrified forest and an atmospheric mix of Eastern mysticism, karmic-like teachings and a seedy, unwholesome underbelly to the
EA has released two more shots of Superman Returns, the videogame of the forthcoming superhero film which will be out this summer.
The shots have Superman attempting to protect Metropolis from the attentions of a skyscraper-tall robot. The lanky mech is Metallo, a giant robot with a Kryptonite heart.
Metallo originally appeared in the Superman comics as the mechanical rebuilt body of crook John Corben. Professor Emmett Vale created the robot suit and then powered it with Kryptonite in order
Sega is bringing Yakuza, its free roaming PS2 scrapper to the UK this summer.
Released in Japan last year as Ryuu ga Gotoku, the game lets you loose on the streets of Tokyo in control of Kiryu Kazuma, a sharp suited Yakuza member recently released after spending 10 years inside for murder.
Unfortunately Kiryu is only allowed to savour a few moments of freedom before he's embroiled in a mystery involving 10 billion missing Yen and the disappearance of a girl called Haruka. He must use his
Midway is once again raiding its arcade heritage; this time to bring back the skyscraper-bashing Rampage to PS2 and GameCube in the form of Rampage: Total Destruction.
While the original game featured just three monsters - George the Ape, Lizzie the Dinosaur and Ralph the Wolf - Total Destruction has a total of 30 creatures to unlock, including new leviathans Gilman the Blowfish and Marco the Shark.
For the uninitiated, the premise of Rampage isn't particularly sophisticated or complex, but