Sega has unveiled a whole bunch of release dates for its upcoming line-up, including Sonic Unleashed, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Space Siege.
The, dare we say, promising-looking Sonic Unleashed has been given a strong November date, while Aliens FPS Colonial Marines has unfortunately slipped into 2009. Golden Axe: Beast Rider, if anyone cares, hits shelves in September.
Chris Taylor's Space Siege has also been branded with a
8 Jan, 2008
We know we shouldn't wish our lives away or anything, but after watching the latest Yakuza 3 movie to be posted on the game's Japanese site, it's kind of hard not to. The 17th Century setting looks lush and the sword-focused combat elegantly brutal. And it's got a sexy little mini-game that is sure to catch the eye of any gamer that appreciates pretty ladies. Check out the footage below for yourself (the lady-gazing starts at 1.40). We're not sure women in ancient Japan wore
Some people say you can have too much of a good thing, but we say they can bugger right off. A cake is good, right? But are two cakes bad? No, theyre just more cake, and we like cake so well take all we can get. Om nom nom.
In gaming terms, the only thing better than a great videogame is a great videogame that acts as the start of a great franchise. Final Fantasy, Burnout, Super Mario Bros… We love them not only because theyre great but also because of what they later gave us. The only
Jan 2, 2008
A playable demo of Yakuza 3, the latest (PS3-exclusive) edition of Sega's Japanese gangster-themed brawler will be hitting the Japanese PSN as soon as this month, reports suggest.
After two games set in the glitzy lights of present day Tokyo, the third game takes the series back in time to the 17th century, with samurai running around with swords, slicing faces off and stuff, as you do. Sounds awesome.
The demo is expected to arrive on PSN "mid-January," according to "wholesale"
Sept 21, 2007
A trailer for Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan - better known to Western audiences as Yakuza 3 - was unleashed at this year's Tokyo Game Show. Unlike its predecessors, Yakuza 3 will be set during the Edo period in the year 1605. From the looks of things, the game will be full of feudal samurai swordplay.
Four fighting styles have been confirmed so far with a blade, dual-wielded swords, a big ass sword, and your two fists at your disposal. Yakuza 3 is scheduled to release in early 2008 in
Sept 21, 2007
We were excited as hell when we first heard about Yakuza 3, and when Yakuza 2 released in Japan last year, we eagerly waited for news of a US version. Fortunately, fans can finally look forward to seeing more of tough guy, Kiryu Kazuma as Sega has just announced that Yakuza 2 will be heading to the PS2 in 2008, and we imagine that a UK release cant be far behind.
Yakuza 2 takes place one year after the events of the original, and continues to follow the story of Kiryu Kazuma. As
September 18, 2007
What do Bender from Futurama, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War and Wakka from Final Fantasy X all have in common? Amazingly, they're all voiced by the same guy - John DiMaggio. In fact, once you get looking around, it's amazing how many stars do games voiceovers for a bit of extra cash. Of course, in some circumstances, getting professional actors in is essential - just look at Heavenly Sword's excellent cutscenes for proof of that. We decided to find out who's done what - and
Sept 14 2007
Out go pole-dancing hookers and in come the look-but-don't-touch Geisha - for the third instalment of Sega's gangland scrapper, Yakuza, the action is shifting to the 17th Century. Set in 1605, Yakuza 3 will take place in Edo. (Learn Something New Every Day department: That's what Tokyo was once called).
Immediately, from the first shots, Yakuza takes a clear break from its Oldboy-influenced action and concrete locales. At first, we mistook it for another Kengo, or a new Way of
It's the end of another great year for gamers. Two new systems launched. Two handhelds waged bloody battle. And next gen gaming got a big kick in the pants - thanks to a year of lonely rule by the Xbox 360. PC gaming fought fire with nukes, waging its battle against the console-based onslaught. In short, it ruled.
How do we handle this? We're handing out our gleaming Platinum Chalice to those games and systems which gave us the business. No boring list of 37 different strategy games, divided
A sequel to Sega's PS2 game Yakuza, the Tokyo-set adventure fighter, has been announced, along with plans to make the goon-bashing series into a feature film.
Yakuza 2 is again set in Japan, taking place in the city of Osaka, and will boast improved visuals over the original and a bundle of new real-world advertising to lend even more atmosphere to the neon-streaked street roaming action.
The sequel will also boost the original's cabaret club gameplay - where you can visit clubs and attempt