Thursday 11 May 2006
Konami will be bringing comic-book hero Hellboy to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PSP next year and has released the first few shots of the brand new game.
Created by comic writer Mike Mignola and developed by Krome Studios, Hellboy is a demon summoned from hell by the Nazi's but then captured by the US military and raised by their Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defence.
Since then he has become the world's greatest paranormal investigator, protecting mankind from the
Busting skulls is fun enough, but when you're playing as an impossibly attractive warrior woman, equipped with a holy-but-cursed sword, it gets even better. We rushed our eager eyes straight to this medieval basher as soon as the E3 doors blew open.
The playable scene drops you into a gladiator-style arena. The mysterious, big boss man keeps sending waves of soldiers into the pit, each differently armored and ready to cut you down. But you've got a bevy of combos to bust out, all of which are
One of the biggest bombs Sony dropped at their press conference on Monday was Heavenly Sword. Introduced with little fanfare, their presentation showed a God of War-like game with a sexy, white-clad heroine mowing down a horde of generic-looking baddies with a series of completely unique moves involving a chain and some very big swords. It was fast, it was vicious and it was one of the best-looking games we've ever seen. It might not have been so impressive had it not all been actual gameplay.
• Haze E3 trailer (WMV, 9.66MB) - right-click to download
Wednesday 10 May 2006
Free Radical, the creator of Time Splitters, has come clean and admitted that its new FPS will be called Haze. And as well as confirming the story that we uncovered earlier this week, it has also produced the very first screens and footage - right out of thin air.
Set 25 years into a future that has seen governments contract out their wars to private armies, you play Jake Carpenter, a green grunt who recently
• Halo 3 announcement trailer (WMV, 20.7MB) - right-click to download
Wednesday 10 May 2006
While everyone was expecting Microsoft to announce Halo 3 at its E3 press conference, it was still a beautiful, shiver-down-the-spine moment when the lights dimmed and the first footage confirmed that Master Chief was returning. And now you can relive that euphoric moment from the comfort of your own home/office chair by clicking the link above and downloading the trailer.
You won't know this by
It's rare that the best games are totally original. More likely, the developers take a bunch of elements that they know everyone likes, mix them together vigorously, slap on a coat of polish and send it out. Leveling up characters, learning abilities... fighting monsters in dungeons... shooting from the first person... Hell invading Earth. Taken together these ideas are all typical. Hellgate: London, however, is set to blend them with such panache that the result will be a delicious Satanic
Before people could even start foaming at the mouth and overturning cars in excitement after Microsoft's press conference today, the first trailer of Halo 3 emerged on Bungie's website. And now you can see it for yourself.
You won't know this by watching, but the scene takes place in the African desert, about a third of the way through the game. The three-mile-wide structure that opens up is actually a weapon built by the Forerunners - the race that constructs the Halos. It's now poised to
Tuesday 9 May 2006
Microsoft has released a Halo 3 announcement trailer via its Xbox Live online service and the potential show-winning movie is available for download right now.
Weighing in at a reasonably weighty 104MB, the trailer is accompanied with the following synopsis:
"With its defensive forces all but obliterated, Earth has fallen to the unstoppable might of the Covenant. These alien occupiers have discovered something beneath the ancient African sands - something incredible...
Tuesday 9 May 2006
Martial arts actioner Heavenly Sword was one of the most impressive PS3 games presented at yesterday's pre-E3 Sony conference and we've got an avalanche of new shots to prove it.
Set in a mythical time and place in the ancient far east, Heavenly Sword follows the story of heroine Nariko who is on the trail of revenge against an evil king and his invading army. Central to the action is the heavenly sword, a magical weapon that can only be wielded by mortals at the cost of
Here is a lovely, gloomy new shot of Namco's first-person RPG Hellgate: London, with more to feast your eyes on if you click on the images tab above.
Developed by the group of ex-Blizzard employees known as Flagship Studios, the game is set in the near future where the demonic invasion of the capital has divided the city between the netherworld Cabalists and the noble