We already suspected that Spore was heading to DS and PSP, but now Will Wright, creator of The Sims, has announced during an online interview that his colossal-scale evolution game will be launched "on all platforms."
Will Wright also spoke out about the next-gen war, saying, "I'm rooting for Nintendo." This surely means that Wright is keen to see his creature-creation masterpiece reach Nintendo's Wii, after already confirming in another interview that Spore would "definitely" be playable on
Wednesday 17 May 2006
So, that was E3 2006. The most manic week of the gaming calendar has hurtled by once again in a tornado of news and a frenzy of game playing. Now, as relative calm returns and the chaos slowly seeps away, we look back on the big games, the big announcements, the highlights and the disappointments.
Much of the week's hottest news happened before the doors had opened on E3, with Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all making some big announcements at their pre-show
• Silent Hill Origins (WMV, 21.5MB)
Thursday 18 May 2006
Konami has released a new trailer for Silent Hill Origins, the latest in its survival-horror series that will be released for PSP this winter.
As the title suggests, Origins will deal with the events that turned the sleepy holiday resort into a town of flailing flesh monsters and reality altering fog. It follows the path of a lone truck driver who has to deal with his own hallucinations as he attempts to escape the cursed
Konami will be bringing comic-book Hellboy to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PSP next year and has released the first few shots of the brand new game.
Hellboy is a demon summoned by the Nazis but then captured by the US military and raised by their Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense. Since then, he has become the world's greatest paranormal investigator, protecting mankind from the dangers of the underworld.
His unique powers include huge physical strength and agility, as well as being in
Konami has released details and shots of Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007, which were unveiled last week at E3. The screens are PS2 screens, but apply to every version.
Shots reveal that Konami has managed to secure the licenses to include the official kits for several international teams for Winning Eleven Pro Evolution Soccer 2007, including Argentina, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Sweden. The full list of which national and club team licenses Konami has managed to secure will be
Just hours after the announcement of Grand Theft Auto IV for 360 and PS3 comes news of a second GTA title for PSP, Vice City Stories, which will hit shelves on October 20.
The follow-up to last year's ever-so-slightly disappointing GTA: Liberty City Stories will again be set in familiar GTA territory - the Miami-styled Vice City - but will be built around a new storyline and new
Saturday 13 May 2006
While the sound of E3 might still be ringing in our ears, the show is over, the stands have been dismantled and the cleaners are performing the unenviable task of cleaning up the mess left by thousands of men (and a few women).
With bleary eyes and saturated synapses, we've compiled a list of our top 20 E3 2006 stories. Not only do we urge you to peruse the fine collection of our most significant show moments listed below, we should also remind you that you can sift
It seems to be a rite of passage that every cartoon-y, platform-y game character must eventually star in a kart racing game. This summer, one of the earliest arcade stars - Pac-Man, one of few modern game characters who can remember when Mario was a rookie - gets his turn behind the wheel.
He's not alone - there are at least 15 characters in all, including the fire-breathing dragon Fygar from Namco's arcade classic Dig-Dug and a certain roll-headed prince from a more modern hit, Katamari
When we first saw this mud-and-oil gear grinder, we'll admit we wondered if the PSP really needed another ATV game. However, after spending some time with it, we'll grant that this one really looks to bring something to the table - now, the question we're asking is whether the PSP will ever need another ATV game again.
The first hint of what's in store is right there in the name: ATV Offroad Fury Pro. Notice there's no number? That may be because the 64 tracks feature a healthy dose of
No visit to the immense Sony stand in E3's cavernous West Hall, and the accompanying PSP peninsula, would be complete without a quick pause for a spot of LocoRoco. And to bring a big beaming smile to your face and the warm touch of a little sunshine into your day, we've nabbed a bit of footage of the gelatinous platformer in tilting action.
And talking of tilting, we wonder if there will be any chance of a PS3 conversion of the game to take advance of the new pad's wobble-detection ability?