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After bringing you the yesterday, we managed to scam our way to the front of the queue for Ubisoft's King Kong and we're glad we did - this is going to be awesome.
A big, hairy ape thumping and grappling with two T-Rexes, grabbing hold of their heads and smashing them into massive rocks with the support of Dolby 5.1
Ubisoft has at last revealed the first details and screenshots from the multi-format monkey madness that is Peter Jackson's King Kong.
Based on the Lord of the Rings bloke's forthcoming remake of the classic flick, it features gameplay that alternates between a first-person battle for survival on Skull Island and third-person sections that, according to Ubisoft, allow you to "experience the staggering power of King Kong". Cripes.
You have a number of team members accompanying you, each with
Criterion and EA could so easily have just ported over a version of Burnout Revenge. You'd expect them too. But then they clearly understand people aren't going to buy a game for their PSP that they already have on PS2. Identical games for console and handheld just don't make sense.
That said, Criterion hasn't exactly constructed an entirely new game either.
Burnout Legends, as the name sort of suggests, is a combination of the best bits of the old games. Like Ridge Racer, Burnout Legends
EA has announced the September debut of Criterion's Burnout franchise on to Sony's PSP handheld console.
Featuring tracks lifted from Burnout 1, 2 and 3, Legends is a combination of all the best bits of previous Burnout games thrown together in one package.
Players can expect the usual speed, destruction and all-round mayhem, which is spread across eight gameplay modes such as Crash, Road Rage and Pursuit.
As is to be expected, Burnout Legends will also feature multiplayer capabilities via
Ubisoft has released a list of games it plans to show at this year's E3 in May, with titles of particular interest being Ghost Recon 3 and King Kong on Microsoft's new Xbox 360 platform, as well as a host of offerings for current-gen machines.
Well, except Nintendo that is. Gamecube seems to have been dropped and it appears to be too early for Revolution stuff.
Still, here's the list of games as released by the publisher:
And 1 Streetball (PS2)
Experience the jaw-dropping moves of genuine
After it was that EA is working on a new game in the Need for Speed series entitled Most Wanted, the gaming giant has today confirmed the first details of the latest in its hugely successful street-racing series.
Most Wanted is currently being developed by EA Canada and, we're told, combines "the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customisation with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rival any Hollywood-style chase scene".
Due for release in November, the game will be
Somewhere below the left ventricle and to the right of the pulmonary artery there is a part of our collective heart still dedicated to Virtual Tennis. And while our Dreamcast might be resting (and rusting) in a drawer now, the thought of reliving our glory days of courting on the PSP has set our tricuspid valves pulsing all over again. Immaculately polished, wonderful to play and perfectly balanced, the original game unfolded in a perfect curve from smiling beginner through to smugly satisfied
Spider-Man is back - again - and this time he's pocket-sized. Predictably impressive new shots of the PSP version of Spider-Man 2, that have been released today, give us a glimpse of what publisher Activision promises will be the "most realistic Spider-Man experience on a handheld platform".Indeed. This time round, Spidey is protecting Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock via the medium of swinging, jumping and wall-crawling through 19 new levels. Other villains you have to face include
While Nintendo continue to reveal ever more weird and wonderful games for their forthcoming handheld the DS, Sony conversely appear to be sticking to more familiar territory for the initial line-up of titles for their PSP.To that end, it's just been confirmed that Spider-Man 2 and Tony Hawk's Underground 2 - both from Activision - will be part of PSP's line-up of launch titles. "SCEA's PlayStation Portable Entertainment Platform is an exciting new platform that combines processing power with a
Official ELSPA Entertainment Top 20 Software Chart (all prices)
- week ending 7 August1 (1) Spider-Man 2 (PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)2 (2) Driv3r (PS2, Xbox)3 (3) Shrek 2 (PS2, Xbox, Cube, GBA)4 (5) Need for Speed Underground (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA)5 (4) Athens 2004 (PS2)6 (10) Sonic Heroes (PS2, Xbox, Cube)7 (7) FIFA 2004 (PS2, Xbox, Cube, PC, GBA, PSone, N-Gage)8 (6) Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA)9 (8) Formula One 04 (PS2)10 (9) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of