Ubisoft is keen for gamers to come to its new shooter, Red Steel, clued up about the gritty and dangerous world they'll explore in the sword-waving and gun-toting adventure. To bring you up to speed, it's divulged some details about the game's central characters. In addition, we have a clutch of new Red Steel shots, which you can see by hitting the Images tab above.
Red Steel follows the exploits of an American who is engaged to Miyu, the daughter of a Yakuza leader who gets sucked into a
Yesterday, our sister site Next Generation broke an exclusive news story that the Entertainment Software Association was effectively canceling the mega-format of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3.
The cancellation was due to a number of major publishers pulling out of the deafening annual Los Angeles spectacle. Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment America and Electronic Arts all called it quits after the May 2006 event. The simultaneous mass exodus of the
If you've been following the limbless hero Rayman's new game at all, you've no doubt seen a few too many movies showcasing the pint-sized, maniacal rabbids. They've ambushed Rayman's colorful world and are forcing him to act like an idiot - it's your job to entertain and distract them with excellent performances so you can break free. And if you're planning to make a next-gen Nintendo purchase, Ubisoft claims the game will be of the best-designed Wii titles too... so hang on to that
Thursday 27 July 2006
Nintendo is considering the option of making Wii region-free and therefore allowing Japanese and US versions of Wii games to play on UK consoles.
Nintendo will "share a lot of ways people can play globally, regionally, without boundaries," Perrin Kaplan, vice president of marketing and corporate communications at Nintendo of America, revealed in an online interview, when quizzed about the possibility of a region-free console.
She also admitted that Nintendo could learn a
In the same release that named 10 new handheld games, Nintendo's PR forces appear to be dying to tell us something. Check this out:
"The fourth quarter of 2006 will herald a new era for Nintendo with the launch of its remarkable new Wii(TM) home video game system. But that's not what this news item is about! How could that be, you ask? Perhaps the secret to the launch information for Wii is somehow encoded in the text of this news item. You might want to pore over it for a few hours before
We've used our superhuman powers to gather up a full complement of new Marvel: Ultimate Alliance movies, publisher Activision's superhero RPG heading for a PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, PSP and GBA release this November. To see the six clips (consisting of a trailer and some character-specific highlight flicks), just hit the Movies tab above.
The game allows you to hand-pick a team of four superheroes from a total of 20 playable Marvel characters, then take on the united might of the
Get your first glimpse of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with this behind the scenes promo of the Ubisoft game, currently in development to accompany the release of the new Turtles films, due to be released next March.
The promo shows how developer Ubisoft Montreal has approached the game by identifying three aspects of being a ninja turtle - combat, agility and teamwork - then making them integral to the gameplay.
While combat and agility translate into fighting and platforming, it's the
Thursday 20 July 2006
Nintendo's plans for Wii to be left in standby mode overnight in order to receive game content downloads via WiiConnect24 may be scuppered by a government initiative to encourage consumers to switch off their electrical goods properly.
A recent Energy Review revealed that 8% of all UK domestic energy is used on keeping such appliances as TVs, DVD players and computers on standby, which adds up to around £650 million worth of electricity per year.
Thursday 20 July 2006
Nintendo has accidentally let slip a few WiiConnect24 secrets after part of its official website went live detailing some Wii WiFi facts. The page was taken down soon after it went live, but not before some details could be salvaged from it.
The site confirmed that Wii will be online-ready straight out of the box, that the WiiConnect24 online service will be free and that friend codes will be needed for many online activities, as is the case with DS. All you need is a
The new James Bond game will be developed by Spider-Man 2 developer, Treyarch, and will be the first Bond since Activision acquired the 007 license from Electronic Arts.
The news comes from a job listing on the Activision website which ran "Treyarch is looking for a gameplay designer for our upcoming Bond title". It was also mentioned that Treyarch is looking for people to work on next-gen titles, which suggests the new Bond game will be released for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
This new Bond game