The original Legend of Heroes game rolled back the clock about ten years. It showed us that - given a great-looking PSP facelift - classic-style role playing has a place in our pockets. Legend of Heroes II plays it so close to its six month-old sibling that it's tough to even tell them
Did anyone ever actually sit back during a game of Super Monkey Ball and wonder what those entombed monkeys did in their spare time? Didn't think so. Looks like we're gonna find out anyway, as Adventure breaks them free from their floating puzzle trays and sets them loose in a full 3D quest to save monkey kind. Right.
Main monkey AiAi is still trapped inside the same globular prison as always, but instead of directing him to a well-defined goal, you'll lead him through vast, open-ended worlds
You wouldn't know it from the title, but publisher Sony's upcoming drive-and-shoot crime actioner Gangs of London is actually descended from The Getaway, Sony's GTA-style action series for PS2. This time, however, the developers have done away with the pretense of playing as the good guys - instead of trying to clean up the streets, you're the ones doing the terrorizing.
Actually, yes - that does say "ones" - it's plural. You don't just play as a single character. In fact, at any given moment,
At last year's E3, the Killzone PS3 demo was making all the headlines. This year, with no sign of a next-gen version, we'll have to talk about Killzone: Liberation instead - which will be out for PSP this fall - and show you this lovely selection of screenshots.
Liberation takes the ideas first seen in the PS2 first-person shooter and uses them in a third-person action game for the handheld. Situated in the same war-torn setting as the original game, Liberation has you battling against the
This fall, early adopters of PS3 will be able to get involved with Tony Hawk's Project 8, the first next-gen outing for the skateboarding series. To be released for PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PSP, Project 8 concerns Tony's quest to find the eight best amateur skaters in the world - and you've got to prove that you're one of them. Click away at the image tab above to see a batch of in-action screens.
While the gameplay might be old, with a streaming, free-roaming world like Tony Hawk's
The spiritual successor to X-Men Legends, Marvel Ultimate Alliance will be bolstering PS3 and Wii's launch day line-up this autumn, and we've had a chance to see what it's like on the go.
But despite being touted as a next-gen title, this action RPG looks like being little more than a prettied-up version of what X-Men Legends has already brought to current-gen systems.
Ultimate Alliance has the looks - we were able to see a PS3 version running, and it's as crisp as a dewy spring morning. But
Wednesday 10 May 2006
This autumn, early adopters of PS3 will be able to get involved with Tony Hawk's Project 8, the first next-gen outing for the skateboarding series. To be released for PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PSP, Project 8 concerns Tony's quest to find the eight best amateur skaters in the world - and you've got to prove that you're one of them. Click away at the image tab above to see a batch of in-action screens.
While the gameplay might be old, with a streaming, free-roaming world
We're going to assume you already know the biggest bombshells from the Konami press conference - Metal Gear Solid 4 for PS3 and Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops for PSP. And you may even know all about Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel - a sort of animated comic retelling of the original Metal Gear Solid with original art by Ashley Wood. But there were a ton of non-MGS games vying for the attention of gamers as well, and appearing on nearly every console known to modern man.
Two new PS3
Wednesday 10 May 2006
After all the talk, after all the pre-show conferences, after all the trailers and all the hype, E3 is finally open. And we're here!
Yes, the vast LA Conference Centre has finally opened its doors and we are on the floor of the show itself, ready to bring you all of the breaking news, ready with informative and informed hands-on reports and ready with plenty of footage, right from the heart of
Wednesday 10 May 2006
Konami has used its E3 press conference to reveal that the next Metal Gear Solid isnt Metal Gear Solid 4. In fact, it isnt even on PlayStation 3 - or PS2, for that matter. Its called Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, and, as its title suggests, its for Sonys PSP.
What you dont get from the title of the game, due to arrive this winter, is the fact that it is a true sequel to Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and is considered by Metal Gear creator, Hideo Kojima, to be part of