Resident Evil 5's producer Jun Takeuchi has spilled the undead beans on some of the features of his new game - and it seems you really should be afraid of the dark. And the light too, for that matter. As confirmed character Chris Redfield moves from light areas to dark and vice versa, aiming (and indeed seeing) will be impossible, as his eyes must first adjust to the light. Knowing what kind of surprises Capcom likes to hide in darkened rooms, this sounds pretty scary to us.
We think we're all in agreement when it comes to picking the new trailer of Resident Evil 5 as one of our E3 highlights, especially as we weren't expecting to see anything of it for a while.
Producer Jun Takeuchi has revealed that protagonist Chris is a member of the "BSAA" (you could see the letters on his patch in the trailer). Obviously the game takes place in and around a desert but initial events appear to happen in the village seen in the trailer.
Chris is sent in to check it out and
We've all got questions after the short, but sweet Resident Evil 5 E3 trailer (such as “when the hell is it coming out?”); and thankfully Capcom has decided to field a few of them via its Resident Evil 5 internet forums.
Producer Jun Takeuchi (who also worked on Resident Evil, Resident Evil 2, and on Lost Planet) is the man nudged into the hot seat, and he'll answer as many questions as Capcom can translate for your viewing pleasure on July 30.
Forgive us for being cynical, but
MTV Games and Harmonix have revealed their plans to release weekly download content for EA-distributed Rock Band, introducing new full-length albums to the game.
The first album for download will be The Who's Who's Next, which MTV Games says will be available soon after the game's release.
As a refresher for those who haven't dusted off the vinyl in a while, the album sports the following Townsend-iffic tracks:
1. "Baba O'Riley"
3."Love Ain't for Keepin'"
It wasn't exactly a surprise - we'd already heard that one of the highlights of the Microsoft press conference was going to be a brand new minute long trailer of Resident Evil 5. And about an hour and a half in (well, it felt like that anyway) Peter Moore proved our suspicions true.
As a prelude to our full video coverage of the event, we've plucked the off-screen footage from our camera and, umm, stayed up late to post it for you.
First observation: It looks like it's set in Haiti, as
Is Rock Band coming to the Xbox 360 first? Rumors about a period of limited exclusively in place for Christmas fly, as the E3 rumor mill starts spinning.
This little rumor was sparked by the appearance of an invite to this year's E3 Harmonix event on Wednesday, which appears to be missing a PS3 logo, while prominently displaying an Xbox 360 one in full and glorious Technicolor.
Wired magazine's Chris Kohler has jumped on the speculation bandwagon, fueling his theory that the big MS may have
Rock Band is the rhythm-action experience that we all fantasized about, while crashed out backstage (well, on the couch) after a session with the legendary Guitar Hero. Uniting up to four players in separate band roles - online or within the same room - it's your chance to take your amateur swagger and daft rock salutes to the next level.
One player takes guitar, one takes bass, another yammers out the vocals while the drummer completes the goofy group. If one of your members stumbles and
Runescape developer Jagex has revealed a console version of its browser-based fantasy MMO is something it keeps considering, with the arrival of Xbox 360, Wii and PS3 making such more tempting than ever before.
"It's certainly more interesting with the current generation of consoles of course because they're far more internet-connected than the previous generation and it just wasn't worth looking at," the game's creator Andrew Gower told us recently.
"But with the PS3 and Xbox 360 and the
Rock Band, the stunning new rhythm action game from Guitar Hero creator Harmonix, will give you the chance to polish off a track with your own twiddly guitar lick or skin-beating drum solo. All the note bars will fill with color, and you can bash out anything you like.
Songstrels won't be left out of the noodling madness, though. As a Rock Band singer, you'll be able to "call out the crowd" by ad-libbing or shouting to the audience to bring your fans to their feet. While drummers will also get