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Wolfenstein 3D Headed to XBL and PS Store Next Week

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281w ago - Activision and id Software announced today that Wolfenstein 3D will be available for download June 3 on Xbox Live and June 4 on PSN.

It's the full thing featuring all six episodes spanning 60 levels. No word on price, but we'll let you know when it gets one.

Press Release: SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Activision Publishing (Nasdaq: ATVI - News) and id Software announced today the legendary first-person action title, the original Wolfenstein 3DŽ will be available for download on June 3 on Xbox LIVEŽ Arcade for the Xbox 360Ž video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and June 4 on PLAYSTATIONŽNetwork for PLAYSTATIONŽ3 (PS3(TM)).

The famed title that created an entire video game genre, Wolfenstein 3D offers players a chance to experience the intensity of escaping from Castle Wolfenstein all over again.

Classic enemies like Hans Grosse and Mecha-Hitler await players in the six episodes that span 60 levels. Wolfenstein 3D is rated M by the ESRB for Animated Blood and Gore and Animated Violence.

Gamers taking the challenge to defeat the twisted Nazi regime also will earn accolades and be awarded gold for customizable weapon upgrades in id Software's all new, Wolfenstein(TM).

The newest addition to the famed blockbuster...
 

Rumor: New Final Fantasy May Be Headed to XBox 360

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299w ago - Remember that [Register or Login to view links] Square Enix had running for the past week? If you do, you'll be happy to know this has nothing to do with it.

Instead, it appears that Microsoft may be getting a new Final Fantasy title... for Xbox Live Arcade.

A [Register or Login to view links] has surfaced for Microsoft's Japanese site and it has the words "finalfantasy4" in the URL. Speculation is suggesting that the title may in fact be Final Fantasy IV: The After for XBLA.

Japanese gamers saw Final Fantasy IV: The After arrive on cellphones, but the rest of the world was out of luck. Could this be the solution to the get the title in the hands of the rest of us? Let's hope so.
 

Resident Evil: Degeneration Headed to Blu-ray; First Details

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320w ago - Sometime in December or at the latest January, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the first Resident Evil all-CGI movie on Blu-ray Disc, day-and-date with DVD and PSP.

Sony describes what will be the fourth Resident Evil film as follows:

The "Umbrella Incident" that took place in Raccoon City was ended with the eradication of the deadly virus by a missile attack ordered by the government. As its operations were suspended on a global scale, Umbrella Corporation stock plummeted. This serious blow to the business giant resulted in its complete dissolution.

7 years later, at an airport somewhere in the United States. An ordinary autumn afternoon. One zombie is unleashed into this peaceful scene to attack everyone. In the airport starting to fill up with the undead, the horrific disaster is about to be repeat itself...

We've got early Blu-ray specs and extra features to share which include a nod to Resident Evil 5 on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. In addition to a 1.78:1 1080p video transfer and 5.1 Dolby TrueHD audio, expect the following:

- Interactive Picture-in-Picture (Blu-ray exclusive)
- Trivia Track
- The Making of Resident Evil: Degeneration
- Character Profiles
- Voice Bloopers
- Leon Interview
- Resident Evil:...
 

Sony date The Last Guy headed for PSN in Japan

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326w ago - Sony Japan have announced that PSN title The Last Guy (314mb) will be available in Japan on July 31, for 500 yen. Below is also a gameplay video of The Last Guy, courtesy of killingthee via YouTube.

To quote: In The Last Guy Japan Premium, you play as Last Guy, who's come from the Himalayas to save the people of Asakusa, one of Tokyo's hot tourist spots, from attacking zombies. Your job is simple: find people remaining in the Asakusa area and lead them to special escape zones.

As suggested in the original teaser trailer from two weeks back, the game makes use of real life aerial photos of the Asakusa area. Judging by the few screenshots Sony handed out today and the new trailer video that was posted at the game's official site, gameplay appears to be viewed from a strictly overhead perspective.




 

Report: PS3 Sales Rising, Xbox 360 Headed Down

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330w ago - The future of the current generation of consoles is in a flux, but sales of the PlayStation 3 are seen as rising, while the Xbox 360 is "headed down."

According to Christopher Null of Yahoo! Tech, the argument that Grand Theft Auto IV will be lucky to sell a little over half of what Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas sold in 2004, cost $100 million to develop, and has failed to boost sales of consoles doesn't mean next-gen gaming has hit a wall.

"At $60 a pop, GTA IV is poised to rake in a solid $720 million in sales, at least," Null said. "If GTA IV had been a movie production, it'd be an unmitigated smash hit."

There are also countless reasons to some of the weakness in the current console market, he said.

"Front and center is a sour economy and an industry that still expects consumers to pay a minimum of $400 for a PlayStation 3. But PS3 sales are rising (and will continue to do so as prices fall). Xbox 360 sales are headed down. And of course, the Wii is a success story that no one can contest."

"The future of this generation of consoles is in flux, but there still seems to be plenty of activity in an industry that's now worth some $10 billion," he said.
 
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