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Virtura Fighter 5 Final Showdown Coming to XBLA, PSN in 2012

Aug. 25, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Virtura Fighter 5 Final Showdown Coming to XBLA, PSN in 2012 Not content to let all the fighting game glory go to Capcom and Namco, Sega has announced it will be bringing the latest edition of its Vitura Fighter series to the states through the release of Vitura Fighter 5: Final Showdown for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation 3 Network in summer 2012. Instead of being an updated Vitura Fighter 5 (which was previously released on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2007), this edition is an overhaul of the game's fighting...

3DS Overhaul May Show Up in 2012

Aug. 25, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

3DS Overhaul May Show Up in 2012 Despite the recent price drop for the Nintendo 3DS, rumors have been circulating that Nintendo is still not satisfied with both the sales and the overall design of the handheld system and is planning on a complete design overhaul of the 3DS for release in 2012. According to the French site, 01Net, Nintendo was unhappy with the overall design of the 3DS, including the decision to incorporate only one circular control pad. This new redesign will...

Tecmo Announces Move Support for Ninja Gaiden III

Aug. 23, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

Tecmo Announces Move Support for Ninja Gaiden III At Gamescon 2011, Tecmo Koei and Team NINJA announced that the PlayStation 3 version of Ninja Gaiden III will be compatible with PlayStation Move. It is the first time in franchise history that the action series will have motion controls. Team NINJA says the new control option will give players an edge while running and slicing their way through hoards of enemies.  “Ninja Gaiden III is all about slicing and chopping through flesh and...

Sony and Nintendo Announce Price Drop and Redesign

Aug. 17, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Sony and Nintendo Announce Price Drop and Redesign Sony and Nintendo have announced both a price drop and redesign respectively for their PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii consoles. Yesterday at Gamescom, Sony announced that the 160 GB PlayStation 3 console would have a new price of $249, almost $50 cheaper than the original price point. The larger, 320 GB console is also set to receive a price drop, at $299. On Nintendo’s end, a recent announcement found in Official Nintendo Magazine,...

New Zone of the Enders May be Announced Soon

Aug. 17, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

New Zone of the Enders May be Announced Soon The long-rumored and greatly desired sequel from fans, Zone of the Enders 3, may finally be getting a release after all. Coming directly from ZOE creator Hideo Kojima’s Twitter account were several pictures related to ZOE, including one that appears to have both the ZOE and 3DS logo in the background (with the 3DS logo being a backward ZOE emblem). Kojima has been known to tease details about upcoming games, but he also has never...

Playstation Vita Will Have an Entirely Digital Library

Aug. 17, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Playstation Vita Will Have an Entirely Digital Library Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that all PlayStation Vita games will be available for download from the PSN store. The announcement came when CEO Jim Ryan revealed new details about the Vita during this year’s Gamescom. Ryan has also revealed that the Vita will take full advantage of the latest social networking features including Twitter, Skype, Facebook and Foursquare. All of these features were confirmed for the 3G...

North American Xenoblade Release Still Possible

Aug. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

North American Xenoblade Release Still Possible For thousands of North American Wii owners, Operation Rainfall has been a beacon of hope in the continual effort to bring three Japanese and European RPGs to the states. Despite Nintendo of America’s previous statements regarding the fate of these titles, fans may have a new reason to start believing again that they'll be seen in the states. NoA President Reggie Fils-Aime has said the North American release of Xenoblade may still be...

Valve Announces New Counter-Strike title

Aug. 13, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Valve Announces New Counter-Strike title Hot off the heels of persistent Internet rumors, Valve Software has officially announced the next installment in its popular Counter-Strike franchise with the announcement of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. CS:GO will release on PC, Mac, Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network in early 2012. The game will feature all new weapons, maps, characters, leaderboards, matchmaking, and game modes. CS:GO will also feature updated versions of classic...

Bethesda Sues Mojang

Aug. 7, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Jenner David Cauton

Bethesda Sues Mojang Marcus "Notch" Persson announced on his Twitter account that 3 million copies of Minecraft had been sold as of Aug. 5. Notch also announced that the official launch of the game will be released during Minecon on Nov. 18 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Tickets will be available soon. Mojang has been working on more than just its block-building goldmine; a card and board game called "Scrolls" is underway. "About half a year ago, our lawyers...

Rumor: Time to Split? OPM UK Teases New Timesplitters Announcement

Aug. 1, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato

Rumor: Time to Split? OPM UK Teases New Timesplitters Announcement Official PlayStation Magazine UK restores hope among fans of the Timesplitters (TS) series with a blurb in its "Rumour Machine" section: 2005's Timesplitters: Future Perfect was the last game of the series, released on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. The wacky, tongue-in-cheek narrative, fast-paced shooting and robust-for-its-time multiplayer gave Timesplitters a unique appeal. To this day, Timesplitters 2 is still the highest rated...

Nintendo Announces 3DS Price Drop

Jul. 29, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Nintendo Announces 3DS Price Drop Nintendo's latest handheld is now the subject of a massive price drop courtesy of its maker. Starting Aug. 12, the 3DS will come with a new price of $169.99, a drastic decrease from the original $249 price point when the 3DS launched. Japan, Europe, and Australia will also receive price cuts similar to the United States. For customers who bought the handheld before the Aug. 12 date, they will be able to download 20 free games from the 3DS e-shop...

The Reasoning Behind Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Jul. 22, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

The Reasoning Behind Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 The recent announcement of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has revealed an updated version of the February released Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, complete with new characters, balances, stages, and modes. During an interview with Destructoid, UMvC3 producer Ryota Niitsuma discussed questions fans had about this updated release including the reason for a disc-based release and the decision behind which new characters were chosen for the...

Crimson Alliance's Grox Trailer Released

Jul. 21, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Robert F. Ludwick

Crimson Alliance's Grox Trailer Released Grox, a mercenary in Certain Affinity's upcoming Xbox Live Arcade title Crimson Alliance, is featured in a new trailer just released. Crimson Alliance is a multiplayer action RPG set for release Sept. 7 on Xbox Live Arcade. Choose between three classes and battle against the sinister Cult of the Soul Siren, with up to three friends on a single console or via Xbox Live. The world of Crimson features labyrinthine crypts, ruined cities,...

Strider, Ghost Rider Among New Fighters in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Jul. 21, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato

Strider, Ghost Rider Among New Fighters in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Nine months after the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (MvC3: FTW), Capcom will give birth to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3), a Super Street Fighter IV-esque re-release with (at least) 12 new additions to the overall roster. Joystiq.com managed to find some files on Capcom's server, revealing the inclusion of the following characters: Marvel: Ghost Rider Dr. Strange Nova Rocket Raccoon Hawkeye Iron Fist...

GoldenEye 007 Reloaded Unveiled

Jul. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

GoldenEye 007 Reloaded Unveiled After having the name GoldenEye 007 Reloaded leaked on the Internet, some minor details of the game have finally slipped out. GoldenEye 007 Reloaded appears to be an HD port of the 2010 Wii version for Xbox 360 and PS3. The game itself is a remake or re-imagining of the Nintendo 64 FPS classic GoldenEye 007. As of right now, details are tight. The game appears to be a straight port of the Wii version with updated graphics to take...

Mega Man Legends 3 Canceled

Jul. 20, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato

Mega Man Legends 3 Canceled The collective cries of Mega Man Legends series fans could be heard throughout the Internet today after Capcom announced in a blog post that the next addition to the Legends series would not be seeing the light of day because the game had not "met the required criteria." No prototype/unfinished build of the game will be released either. Fans were given the opportunity to vote on designs for main characters and to give general input...

Ubisoft Reveals New Online Multiplayer Pass

Jul. 15, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Ubisoft Reveals New Online Multiplayer Pass Similar to EA's “Project Ten Dollar” or PSN's upcoming online pass, Ubisoft has announced its own version of an online pass called “Uplay Passport.” The Uplay Passport will first be introduced in the upcoming title Driver: San Francisco. Each new copy of the game will come with a one-time use code to redeem online and use as a way to access online multiplayer components of the game. For those who get the game used, a...

The Last Story Officially Trademarked

Jul. 15, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

The Last Story Officially Trademarked Nintendo of America has recently filed a trademark for The Last Story, one of the three titles that fans and groups like Operation Rainfall have been urging Nintendo to localize for a North American release. The trademark was originally filed Jan. 13, 2010, but only recently issued a few days ago. It's worth nothing that Nintendo, among other companies, files trademarks regardless of whether it ends up releasing the game or not. But given the...

Tetsuya Nomura Reveals Kingdom Hearts III Details

Jul. 14, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Tetsuya Nomura Reveals Kingdom Hearts III Details According to a recent interview with Famitsu magazine, Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura has revealed some details about the long-rumored-but-never-officially-announced Kingdom Hearts III. According to Nomura, KHIII will be the last game in the series to feature Xehanort, the main villain in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. There are also plans for future sequels to feature main protagonist Sora but with all-new plot and characters....

Troll Website Criticizes Upcoming FPS Modern Warfare 3

Jul. 12, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Troll Website Criticizes Upcoming FPS Modern Warfare 3 The next installment in the Call of Duty franchise came under fire this week before its November release in the form of a trolling website called ModernWarfare3.com. This seemingly legitimate website masqueraded as an official website for Modern Warfare 3, except instead of information about the game, scathing criticism and negative descriptions were in its place. One description on the website reads: "Modern Warfare is crap. On November 8, 2011...

Octodad 2 Announced

Jul. 12, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Octodad 2 Announced For those of you who enjoyed the indie title Octodad, you're in luck as the team behind the first title has plans to develop a full-fledged sequel, appropriately titled Octodad 2. In the original title, you played as Octodad, a loving father living with his adoring family in a classy suburban home. The player was tasked with completing simple household chores such as cleaning the kitchen or climbing a ladder. Due to the control scheme and way...

Rockstar Files Trademark for Rockstar Films

Jul. 10, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Rockstar Files Trademark for Rockstar Films Following Ubi Soft's decision, Rockstar Games has made a trademark filing for Rockstar Films. The trademark was originally filed December 2010 and is currently going through the registration process. It will be officially recognized and registered on July 19. The official statement for this branch of Rockstar describes the company making "animated motion picture films featuring entertainment, namely, action, adventure, dramatic, comedic,...

Uncharted 3's UK Release Date Leaps Forward a Few Days

Jul. 10, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Tyrone M. Cato

Uncharted 3's UK Release Date Leaps Forward a Few Days Anyone in the UK who hates getting games days, sometimes even weeks, after their North American counterparts will rejoice upon hearing Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will arrive in stores sooner than previously expected -- on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, one day after the NA release. Normally, games are released on Fridays in the UK. An exception has been made for UC3, the third installment of the acclaimed third-person action series. While the...

Burnout Makes a Return This Fall With Burnout Crash

Jul. 10, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec

Burnout Makes a Return This Fall With Burnout Crash The next entry in the Burnout series is coming this fall -- only this time, it's slightly different from the Burnout games we're familiar with. EA has announced that this fall, Burnout Crash will be released on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Crash differs from previous entries by being the first Burnout title to feature a top-down perspective similar to arcade racers from the '80s and the first three Grand Theft Auto titles (GTA, GTA London and...

Collector's Edition, Preorder Bonuses Announced for New LOTR Game

Jul. 7, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Ryan Goodman

Collector's Edition, Preorder Bonuses Announced for New LOTR Game Gamers and Lord of the Rings fans looking forward to their next trip to Middle Earth now have several reasons to book that trip early. Warner Bros. Interactive and Snowblind Studios have announced a collector's edition of their upcoming action RPG, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, which will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 this fall. The collector's edition will include the full version of the game, along with a Ranger of the...

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