Wii surplus for US?
Nintendo has repeatedly stated that there will be more than enough Wii consoles to go around when the system launches on November 19. Encouragingly, the claim is that shelves will stay full because Nintendo will crank out the Wii by the truck, boat, and trainload, with a total of a full one million units (according to Nintendo of Canada) hitting store shelves on launch day.
This stands in stark contrast to Sony's plan to avoid launch shortages, which is apparently to just
In all the TGS chaos, it's nice to see some of that next-generation oomph going towards relaxation rather than stressful combo-chasing and time-trialing. For Xbox 360 owners, it's the lovely ladies of DOAX2, and for would-be PS3 owners, it's the lovely wildlife of Afrika.
Check the Movies tab above for some truly nature documentary-worthy footage of cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and (our favorite) hippos doing their thing on the virtual savannah.
While some TGS attendees were still none the
Let's get the obvious out of the way first - while playing Genji: Days of the Blade we fought a giant enemy crab and flipped it on its back to attack its weak spot for massive damage. But it's obvious that the game's developer hasn't spent the time since E3 in a sulk - "Guys, we gotta work on presentation!" was apparently company head Yoshiki Okamoto's post-E3 pep talk, and it shows.
Like the original game on PS2, Genji 's sequel is absolutely beautiful, with lush colors and lashings of
Konami has released a slick new trailer for its PS3 shooter - showing off some new enemies, as well as the game's mysterious rail gun-toting female character making short work of them.
You'll be playing as a somewhat less acrobatic hacker-soldier, although in the brief glimpse we got of the Tokyo Game Show demo, set in a new rain soaked neon-lit city level, we noticed that you're able to jump small obstructions with a neat sense of first-person physicality. Featuring only a couple of guns and
Virtua Tennis 3 for PlayStation 3 may not include an online multiplayer mode, after Sony failed to provide the game's developer with the right specs to make network matches possible, according to producer Mie Kumagi.
This would make Sega's tennis sim the second game that could potentially drop its online gaming features for PS3. Last week it was rumored that Tony Hawk's Project 8 was having the same problem, with Neversoft claiming it did not receive Sony's networking specs in time to
Metal Gear Solid 4: The Guns of the Patriots will take us "all around the world like Hitchcock or 007" when it's released on PS3 next year, director Hideo Kojima has revealed - so the battle-torn Middle Eastern location we've seen in the latest trailers isn't the only place that Snake will be sneaking around.
During his recent Tokyo Game Show presentation, Kojima also explained how MGS4 will change the way we play a stealth game: "Up until now in the MGS series your body was completely hidden
When bad boy publisher Rockstar announces anything, the gaming world tends to stop whatever it's doing and take notice. Whether it's a report on what they had for breakfast that morning or the revelation of an entirely new game, we want to know all about it.
So imagine our delight upon discovering that - this morning, anyway - it was the latter. The company has unveiled its plans to publish L.A. Noire, a 1940's Los Angeles-set crime thriller, for next generation platforms.
The press release's
Monday 25 September 2006
This new batch of art and images for Assassin's Creed, the mysterious medieval assassin sim, illustrates a number of new locations from the hunt-and-kill next-gen game and gives you an idea of the scope and style of Ubisoft's Middle East action adventure. Point your eyes at the screen below and then hit the images tab to see some gorgeous artwork.
Based in the Crusade-ravaged Middle East, Assassin's Creed takes you through the bustling city streets of Acre, Damascus
Monday 25 September 2006
If Japan's videogame market is in decline, you wouldn't guess it from the way the Makuhari Messe convention centre was packed wall-to-wall with an eager public last weekend - all eager to see PS3 in action or Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi's return - on Xbox 360.
As expected, it was Sony's show - and it needed to be, after the somewhat shaky run PS3 has had so far. Sony provided a varied and often honestly exciting software line-up, covering all the genre
Monday 25 September 2006
Unreal Tournament 2007 will feature support for user-created mods, such as new levels, when it launches on PlayStation 3 next year.
At last weekend's Tokyo Game Show, Tim Sweeney of developer Epic praised Sony's "enlightened business model" for online gaming, which could see gamers creating their own Unreal content and distributing it via PS3's online service.
The PC-based mod community has been "an essential part of Epic's success," said Sweeny, and Epic "would love