Halloween isn't just all about costumes and candy, it's also about spooky game add-ons filled with zombies, pumpkins… or both! Check out some of the Halloween themed trailers and screens that were released today…
Nov 9, 2007
Weekly Xbox 360 sales jumped phenomenally in Japan during the week ended November 4 to outsell Sony's rival next-gen console.
The latest data from Media Create shows that weekly Xbox 360 sales rose from 3,718 to 17,673, while PS3 sales fell slightly to 17,434. The rise in 360 sales is most likely attributable to the successful release of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, which sold almost 80,000 copies in its first week on sale to enter the Japanese software chart at No2.
There's only been one handheld Ace Combat game in the series' 11-year history. It was for the Game Boy Advance, and was basically an overhead, bland-athon shooter. With the console-level power of the PSP, it looks like we may finally get to experience the same rabid-dogfight intensity of the PS2 Combats - shrunk down to a smaller scale, of
It's a good time to be an Ace Combat fan. The sixth game in the series, The Belkan War, hits the PlayStation 2 next week, and there's already more good news on the horizon. Namco Bandai has announced the tentatively titled Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception for the PSP, to be released this fall.
Ace followers already know that the series is the flight game to beat - nail-biting dogfights, sci-fi twists and authentic, licensed airplane action have made each entry a mid-air cluster of adrenaline.
As beloved as the Ace Combat series may be, we can't help but wonder why it's still not online. Who wouldn't want to hop in the cockpit of a sound-barrier-shattering fighter jet and spray missiles across the countryside? Well, that desire may be relieved somewhat by Ace Combat X's newly announced multiplayer modes.
Two-player split screen's been done in the franchise already, but Ace X will offer five different four-player ways to smoke your friends out of the sky. The most interesting appears
After 10-plus years of dominating the console flight market, Ace Combat is coming to PSP in just a couple of weeks. From our time with the title, we can say fans won't be disappointed by the series' portable conversion - multiplayer dogfights only sweeten the deal.
As for today, we've got a splash of new screens and a sweet intro movie. The franchise hasn't really had a misstep yet (we'll ignore the Game Boy Advance one) and Skies of Deception looks to continue the high-flying
It's already tough to identify with the faceless, supersonic stars of Ace Combat, but when you add three minutes of financial discussion, incessant fly bys and underwhelming PSP graphics, the urge to hop aboard the latest entry, Joint Assault, quickly fades. Don't get me wrong, I'm a major Ace fan and have beaten every game in the series, but this trailer ain't exactly aftering my burner.
Don't you really want to watch it now? C'mon in and we'll watch together!
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
After Burner, the classic Sega arcade shooter, will be returning on PSP in new title After Burner: Black Falcon, it was announced today.
In development by Planet Moon Studios, the developer responsible for mentally unhinged third-person shooters MDK, Giants: Citizen Kabuto and, more recently, Infected on PSP, Black Falcon adds a single-player storyline, jet customization, and multiplayer modes to the classic fly-fast-and-shoot-everything After Burner formula.
We're not surprised to see After
It struck us as kind of weird when we first heard that publisher Sega had handed off its classic After Burner franchise to Planet Moon, the oddball developer behind Infected, Armed and Dangerous and Giants: Citizen Kabuto. And now we've seen the result of that decision: cow-themed jet fighters with giant, milk-spraying udders.
Granted, the cow jets are just part of After Burner: Black Falcon's "Mad Cow" deathmatch mode, in which one player becomes the Mad Cow (hence the new paintjob) and