We've yet to get fully acquainted with Fatal Intertia - the hovercraft-racing speedfest that melds Wipeout-style neon-trailing speedsters with huge, incredible racetracks that echo the podracing moments from Star Wars Episode I - but from these images the game looks like a high-speed blast, where overtaking can involve piloting your vehicle right underneath a rival's craft.
And while these screens look distinctly like pre-set renders (that is, not proper in-game action snapshots) the
PlayStation 3's Formula One 06 doesn't so much emphasize realism - it's obsessed with it. And not just visually, either. This set of new images looks amazing, but it's the gameplay touches that invoke the real Formula One atmosphere, from the fully licensed teams and tracks to the newly introduced rules for the 2006 season. There will even be a "parade" lap at the start of each race to warm up your tires, just like real-world F1 meetings.
Formula One is not yet scheduled for release in the US
One of TGS' brand new PlayStation 3 announcements was White Knight Story, a new title from the makers of Dark Chronicle and Dragon Quest VIII. We've got the first trailer right here - check the movies tab above for the goodness - and it's looking like a good reason to mortgage your organs for Sony's new machine.
White Knight's focuses are on animation and scale, both of which you can get a feel for in the battle footage that looks like some heavenly cross between Oblivion and Final Fantasy
Ninja Gaiden Sigma - a special edition of the nimble-footed and utterly merciless slice-'em-dead actioner on Xbox - has been confirmed for release on PS3.
Sigma will feature additional levels, new weapons and a major upgrade to graphics and 'direction' (the fixed camera angles being one of the few complaints with the excellent original, other than its towering difficulty). Also, in perhaps the biggest selling point, buxom femme fatale Rachel will be a playable character.
To celebrate the
We've already seen a few trailers of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which have nicely shown off the rendering power of the PlayStation 3 and a few of the cool things the game will be able to do when it hits stores sometime in 2007. But as cool as the trailers were, it was pretty obvious to anyone with a keen eye and a cynical heart that they weren't gameplay.
But when the wraps came off the new trailer that debuted today at the Tokyo Game Show, we got our first real glimpse of what
The unexpected return of PSone's Warhawk - now fitted out in a huge retro-future war zone where you can fly anywhere you're needed to turn the tide of the war - will be happening a little later than we'd expected, with its release now officially delayed until the summer of next year.
The poster boy for PS3's motion-sensitive controller at E3, it's still turning heads (and hands) at TGS with a multiplayer showing - it's possible to land the Warhawk, jump out, and take the battle on foot or in a
Like the Call of Duty games, the sense of being on the frontline of a war is overpowering, with so much action going on it's all you can do to stumble forwards in a daze and remember not to shoot the guys in British uniforms. Huge explosions shower the screen with smoke and debris, massive swarms of allied troops charge the enemy lines in front of you and helicopter/plane hybrids thunder overhead ferrying in air support.
It feels incredibly solid, and much larger in scope than COD, with more
Friday 22 September 2006
If you want to keep tabs on all the biggest news from Tokyo Game Show, which kicked off proper today, GamesRadar will be bringing you updates this weekend direct from Japan, so you don't have to miss out on a thing.
We've already delivered news from the Microsoft and Sony conferences, as well as spoiling you with an avalanche of PS3 sweetness, including a thrilling Metal Gear Solid movie, a delightful first look at Devil May Cry 4 and a selection of sassy Ridge Racer 7
Friday 22 September, 2006
It's not a PlayStation launch without a Ridge Racer, and along with these new screens comes confirmation (if any was needed) that Namco's racer will be on the starting lines for PS3 launch.
Featuring customisable cars, vicious rivalry-inspiring internet ranking (only one person world-wide can hold the top spot) and new courses that look even further across the globe for inspiration - such as the South-East Asian-looking tracks below - fears that RR7 would be a rush
Friday 22 September 2006
We've yet to get fully acquainted with Fatal Intertia - the hovercraft-racing speedfest that melds Wipeout-style neon-trailing speedsters with huge, incredible racetracks that echo the podracing moments from Star Wars Episode One - but from these images the game looks like a high-speed blast, where overtaking can involve piloting your vehicle right underneath a rival's craft.
And while these screens look distinctly like pre-set renders (that is, not proper in-game