57w ago - Sony PlayStation Correspondent Andy Burt has shared some hands-on impressions alongside a new video trailer today of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch for the PS3 video gaming system below.
To quote: It's been quite a while since Namco Bandai Games first announced PS3-exclusive Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch.
A collaborative effort between veteran RPG maker Level-5 and veteran animation house Studio Ghibli, Ni No Kuni promises to seamlessly blend Ghibli's gorgeous art style with Level-5′s RPG chops for a completely unique experience not seen on PS3 until now.
I went hands-on with the game at Namco Bandai's recent media event in Las Vegas, exploring the lush world of Ni No Kuni, battling a plethora of creatures, and traversing through a pig-obsessed city appropriately titled Hamelin.
If you haven't yet, check out the gorgeous new trailer for Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch below.
If you're unfamiliar with what Ni No Kuni is all about, here's a quick refresher: players take on the role of Oliver, a young boy who has just lost his mother, as he searches for a way to find her again.
214w ago - GameSpot has managed to get a preview on BioShock 2, and have reported that things are heading in the right direction with some interesting new elements added.
If you are a fan of the original, then there will be plenty of reasons to check out this sequel. They have also added a bunch of new BioShock 2 screenshots HERE with a few available below.
To quote: Based on our early look at BioShock 2, the sequel seems like it's headed in the right direction. It seems to be covering the bases it needs to in order to give the fans what they want, while also tossing in some intriguing new stuff.
We're anxious to see how the new, old big daddy really handles and exactly how the big sister fits into the action. It should also go without saying that we're also looking forward to exploring more of Rapture and seeing just where the story is going to go.
If you were a fan of the original BioShock, there appears to be plenty of reasons to check out BioShock 2.[/url]
224w ago - Sony hosted an off-site Comic-Con 2009 preview for its slate of upcoming games including inFamous - Sucker Punch Productions' open-world, action-adventure superhero-title.
Nate Fox was on hand to give me a demo, introducing himself as, "Nate Fox, like the small animal that eats chickens. I'm the game director at infamous, so I'm responsible for this mess." After playing through the demo I can guarantee you that he's joking.
Gamers take the reins of Cole McGrath, a former bike messenger, two weeks after he wakes up as the only survivor at the epicenter of an explosion that wipes out six blocks and thousands of denizens of Empire City.
On the upside, Cole discovers that he now has superpowers based off of controlling electricity. On the downside, Empire City has gone to hell. A plague sets in following the explosion and leads to a federal quarantine on Empire City.
Then some good old-fashioned rioting kills off most of the local cops. Fox described Empire City's conditions saying, "In the power vacuum that follows, some of the gangs decide 'We're going to take what we want' and form up militias.
Looting is an important aspect to any video game these days, it's very next-gen. It's in what is effectively...
228w ago - IGN has had a private viewing of Kodu for Microsoft's XBox 360 console, and reports back that its creation tools are much more robust and in depth than those offered in Sony's LittleBigPlanet.
With Kodu you can build worlds from scratch, but fear not as casual players can get playing quickly with a set of pre-designed configurations.
To quote: While comparisons have already been made to efforts such as LittleBigPlanet, Kodu's creation tools are much more robust, its depth - demonstrated to us in a private suite on Friday - staggering.
This, because Kodu doesn't merely enable users to arrange a series of templates, but build worlds from scratch, setting their shapes and sizes, placing objects and inhabitants, devising sets of characteristics, behavioral logics, and more.
Casual players will be able to jump into the experience easily using a series of pre-designed configurations. Those with a little more determination, though, will be able to build their experiences ground-up. Microsoft calls it visual programming and having seen it in action Kodu seems to deliver just.
241w ago - For the very first time, Microsoft did a presentation at one of the biggest video game events in the world, which is the Tokyo Game Show.
Since the announcement of Microsoft appearing at the Tokyo Game Show, people were skeptical as to what they had to offer in this year's event. There is news that is surprising to most of us and some are well expected.
Let's take a look to the major announcements of Microsoft that might change the sales in Japan:
1. Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope It's been confirmed once again that this is an XBOX 360 exclusive and it will be released in Japan on Feb 2009 while the US will have to wait a month later, March 3, 2009
2. Tekken 6 This might be a shocker to all Playstation 3 fans out there but Tekken 6 is one of the Sony's biggest known exclusives but it seems Namco Bandai has decided to spread the Tekken 6 love to the XBOX 360.
3. Ninety-Nine Nights 2 A sequel to the smash hit Ninety-Nine Nights 2 has been announced. Could this be better than the first one?
4. Metal Slug 7 & King of Fighters 98 These classics are indeed going to appear on the XBOX 360 through the XBOX Live Marketplace. These two classic games will appear in Spring 2009.