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EA has finally announced the next game in its popular SSX series, confirming it will be released before the end of the year.
Along with first details of the game comes this movie, which shows one of the new skiing characters in full-on somersaulting uber-tricking action, in a manner only SSX characters truly can.
Yes, we said skiing.
New for SSX 4 is the addition of characters on skis to complement the returning boarders we all love so much.
We know what you're thinking, but it will be
Take 2 imprint 2K Games has just released the first official shots of Serious Sam II, the crazed shooting sequel that's due to hit PC and Xbox later this year.
"Gamers have been anxiously anticipating a full sequel ever since Serious Sam The Second Encounter was released back in 2002," comments 2K bod Christoph Hartmann.
"With a brand-new engine and greatly expanded gameplay, we think fans will agree that the return of Sam has been well worth the wait."
The game will be unveiled
Following the recent trend of shoehorning Mario into the Gamecube versions of games, EA is now planning to bring Mario and pals to The Sims 2 on Nintendo's console.
Speaking in an interview with IGN, EA's Scot Amos revealed the Gamecube incarnation of the title had been "given some custom content", leading the interviewer to ask if Mario would be making an appearance, to which Amos responded, "I cannot answer that question just yet. Hopefully at E3." That's a big 'yes' in our book.
In an interview posted on the official Japanese Soul Calibur III website, Hiroaki Yotoriyama, the game's producer, has revealed the title will see the light of day in Europe and the US before reaching Japanese stores.
Soul Calibur III is currently due for release in Japan sometime this autumn, although European and US dates have yet to be confirmed.
Yotoriyama also reaffirmed the title's PS2 exclusivity, while revealing that no special guest characters will be included this time round
The first official screenshots of Sonic spin-off Shadow the Hedgehog reveal that the game will place a strong emphasis on shooting in addition to the super-speedy platforming for which the Sonic series is best known.
While we've previously run a handful of grabs taken from , these five new shots mark the first hi-res images of the game - which provides players with an assortment of weapons and vehicles with which to progress through the 50 missions - that we've seen.
"Since we first
The Soul Calibur franchise is returning to its Sony roots in a deal that will see the beat-'em-up appear exclusively on PS2.
This is a surprising move, considering Soul Calibur II was well received by both Xbox and Gamecube owners, and given how much better it looked on these consoles compared to the PS2 version.
And as anyone who's played the Xbox or Gamecube versions of Soul Calibur II will agree, these latest screenshots on the right don't really live up to that standard.
Following on from , Sony has confirmed the 30 new songs that will feature in SingStar Popworld's repertoire.
While the list is, understandably, aimed directly at the current generation of pubescent pop-heads, a selection of chart-toppers from yesteryear, such as Manfred Mann, Sister Sledge, and Steppenwolf, should ensure the whole family will be able to flex their falsettos and vent their vibratos together.
Check out the complete list below, grab a hairbrush and get practising.SingStar
Sony will release the next incarnation of their PS2 karaoke series SingStar in May.
SingStar Popworld will include 30 new songs from the likes of Avril Lavigne, Jamelia, Keane, Robbie Williams, The Black Eyed Peas and The Hives.
Familiar modes such as Pass the Mic and Duets return while new features include Rap Scoring in which, according to Sony, you can "gain extra points as you battle against your crew to see who is the master of the mic, with the ultimate MC showdown!" Erm,
Namco's SRS Street Racing Syndicate will finally be released in the UK on PS2 and Xbox by the summer thanks to a new deal with Codemasters, it was announced today.
The Need for Speed Underground-style street racer features locations based on US cities such as LA, Miami and Philadelphia and comprises miles of open streets in which players can push their nitrous-injected vehicles "to the limit". Blimey.
Head-to-head racing is available via split-screen, system link-up or online play while the 40