Megapublisher Electronic Arts announced today that it'll be dusting off 14 of its old 16-bit games - some classic, others less so - and jamming them together into a compilation called EA Replay, due to hit PSPs on Nov. 7.
As has become standard for such collections, players will be able to challenge each other in certain games via an ad-hoc connection. Additionally, you'll be able to save your game at any point in any of the games (thank God) and unlock original game art as you play. Better
While we've gotten a pretty good look at WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 on the Xbox 360, publisher THQ has been more cagey about showing us the other, less pretty versions of the next-gen wrestlefest. A trickle of PS2 screens started in July, but for a long time, we didn't seen screen one from the PSP edition - odd, considering it's scheduled to hit stores in
Friday 1 September 2006
The developer of cult hit Psychonauts has been busily working on another slice of weirdness for a while now, but it's recently been confirmed that FEAR publisher Vivendi has snapped up the currently secretive title.
We can also expect as-yet-unrevealed Vivendi games from the hack-and-slash RPG outfit behind Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath, and from Chronicles of Riddick creator Starbreeze - perhaps continuing Riddick's far more interesting run on
Nintendo wins at Japan
We all know the DS is kicking ass. It has excellent games that unite everyone from oldsters to little kids, and the DS Lite is the sexiest portable system around (sorry, PSP. Maybe the new PSP - see below - will reclaim the crown.) But this past week, in Japan, Nintendo has hit another milestone: every single one of the top 10 selling games across all platforms is for the Nintendo DS. From Final Fantasy III on down, including a Brain Age sequel, Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and
Publisher Activision is digging into its library once again this Halloween with Activision Hits Remixed, a PSP compilation of more than 40 classic Atari 2600 games. We've just received a handful of new screens for the collection; showing classics such as Pitfall, River Raid and Atlantis, they're… well, they're Atari 2600 screens, albeit "remixed" for the PSP's wide screen.
Luckily, Remixed is more than just a collection of relatively ancient (if still enjoyable) games - while the titles
Thursday 31 August 2006
Rather than standing by while Medal of Honour Heroes makes its landing on PSP, our favourite WWII squad-based shooter series Brothers in Arms is launching its own portable assault with exclusive title D-Day. Check the images tab above for the first screens.
Following the Normandy invasion through the viewpoints of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock, you'll be commanding a squad through new dangers including improved German AI and destroyable cover. Thankfully, your squad
Remakes you won't be playing
Gotta love blogs. Yes, they bring us cool news really damn fast. On the other hand, they're even less reliable than IGN. Today, Wii Fanboy posted a cropped scan of a Chinese magazine with Resident Evil for Wii on its on its cover - or so it claims. The artwork, however, is taken from the Resident Evil remake for the GameCube.
Let's stop and think about this for approximately 30 seconds. Let's begin with the source. Is Game Next - a Chinese mag we've never heard of
If you're reading this, you know all about Disgaea and its surreal, demonic universe. The strategy RPG series continues to grow in popularity (with an animated series and the just-released Disgaea 2), but publisher NIS America sent out a call for fans to help share their love of the series - because it sounds like Disgaea Portable, for PSP, needs a little push to get to the
Wednesday 30 August 2006
Set to storm PSPs in November, the little brother of the PS2 (and, eventually, PS3) war-torn shooter has been shaping up nicely since E3 - and we've got a fresh trailer and snatches of in-game footage to prove it.
Check the movies tab to satisfy your rag-doll death animation fetish - those Helghast goons need only a little high-impact encouragement to launch themselves over railings and walls - and also for a glimpse of the game's slick control scheme. Ordering your
Wednesday 30 August 2006
After last year's fab TOCA Race Driver 2 piled on to PSP with pretty much all its corner-hugging, bodywork-crumpling racing action intact - and 12-player multiplayer - we'd hoped Codemasters would keep its racing streak going. Thankfully, it has with the just-announced TOCA Race Driver 3 Challenge, and even better it's due before the end of the year.
Not a port of TOCA 3 on PS2, it's instead a PSP-exclusive game boasting a new World Challenge mode: taking a cue from