We've got a new Mortal Kombat II video up for your viewing pleasure today, and it's the reason the internet was invented. The inner children of all of us with overprotective parents, or the unlucky lot who only possessed the first, defiantly bloodless, Super Nintendo version, will surely squeal with delight watching the plasma flow like cherry-flavored oatmeal.
By today's standards it all seems relatively quaint, but Mortal Kombat saw itself at the forefront of loud little battle of morality
Analysts reckon that PS3 will rack up around 4 million units sales in Europe in its first year following this Friday's launch.
Reported on TimesOnline.co.uk, it's estimated the UK market will contribute 1.5 million of the projected figure.
Sony has 220,000 PS3 units ready to sell on March 23, and unlike the Xbox 360 and Wii launches, shortages aren't expected to be a problem. But don't equate that with poor demand, analysts have said.
"The lack of shortage is supply driven; what Sony has
After leaving the company to bring his RPG duo Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey to Xbox 360, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi says that Square Enix should bring Final Fantasy to Microsoft's console.
The Mistwalker boss told GameSpot: "I feel that the Final Fantasy series should come to Xbox 360 as well. This is wise. It makes so much sense to me... it has so much potential in North America and in Europe. So there's a great chance for the series to succeed on 360 as well."
Surfing games have never been done quite right, but Ubisoft Montreal (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory) will be taking another stab at it this summer with Surfs Up, based on Sony Pictures upcoming CG surfing flick of the same name. The game will hit the PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, GBA and PC on May 22nd. Cmon Ubi, wheres our N-Gage port?
As Cody Maverick, an up-and-coming surfer entering his first pro competition, youll compete against a large cast of wacky
Europe's PlayStation 3 launch this Friday will not see the release of F.E.A.R., Splinter Cell Double Agent, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, NBA 2K7 or Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, despite these five games being part of Sony's "launch period" line up, and expected to touch down alongside the next-gen console.
In addition - or should that be subtraction - only four Network games will be available.
Splinter Cell is now expected to launch on March 30th, NBA 2K7 on April 6th, F.E.A.R. on April
Saboteur is the title of a World War II game in development at Pandemic Studios that focuses on the French Resistance's fight against Nazi occupation.
Reported on FiringSquad.com, it's said Pandemic's game combines stealth, platform action - which we assume means the likes of leaping from rooftop to rooftop - with open-world gameplay, and the lead character, as a member of the Resistance, unsurprisingly conducts sabotage missions. FiringSquad also reports that the game borrows one of Okami's
Nintendo legend, Shigeru Miyamoto, played down the originality of Sony's newly-announced Home service for PlayStation 3, saying: "What they're doing already exists in one form on the PC."
Miyamoto went on to accentuate Nintendo's focus on originality. "Our focus is always to be different and do something that's different. That's why, even though, technically speaking, the Miis take advantage of the Internet, that isn't our main focus," he said.
"We are trying to do something that is different
System 3 has picked up the Ferrari license and is readying an ultra realistic racer, Ferrari Challenge, to hit Wii, PS3, DS and PSP.
Although details are currently sketchy, Ferrari Challenge will feature an inevitably epic 16-player online mode on the PS3, while both portable versions will support 4-player wireless racing, and game-sharing (multiple players, one copy of the game).
The Wii game will, of course, boast motion control but, strangely, no multiplayer details have been announced for
First-party players Nintendo and Sony are to attend the E for All expo in October this year, which many are calling the public replacement for the now neutered E3.
The expo was announced by Gamepro publisher IDG last year, and unlike that other Los Angeles game expo is fully open to the general public.
This is all according to Gamasutra, who has published initial details of the event which takes place on October 18-20 in E3's former home the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The arrival of the
Digital Extremes has released even more shots of its long-in-the-making sci-fi stealth-action game Dark Sector. The new shots demonstrate the deformed main character's bladed Frisbee of death and its tricks. As you can see the weapon can absorb fire by flying through flames and also be charged with electricity by being flung into wires, which will no-doubt provide some hilarious kills when it lands on the shelves later this year.
You can read more about Dark Sector's Frisbee mischief in our