40w ago - Gaijinworks President Victor Ireland has announced today that the Legendary RPG Alundra is venturing into the PSN Store under PS One Classics!
To quote: I remember being at Tokyo Game Show the first time I saw Alundra. It was in the Sony booth on a single monitor in line with a number of other titles, with little signage.
There wasn't even an attendant managing the area. Important games often have multiple monitors, lots of signage and possibly special happenings as well as a person assigned to work the area, answer questions, help with gameplay, etc. Alundra had none of that.
The presentation at that Tokyo Game show was a metaphor for the game itself - confident, yet unassuming. But appearances can be deceptive - and that was never truer than with Alundra.
I knew what I was looking at the moment I laid eyes on it. I let out a little gasp - OMG, is... is that a new Landstalker game? The look of the main character and the isometric perspective was unmistakable.
I could scarcely believe it was what I thought it was. I tracked down someone to help me in the best Japanese I could muster. They kindly got me in touch with one of the staff working on the title.
"Is this a Landstalker sequel?" I asked, barely able to hide my excitement. No,...
205w ago - Big Surf Island launched this past Thursday and has been a very fun expansion for Burnout Paradise.
Those who are seeking the Legendary Cars set but don't want to pay for them can get "Toy" versions by completing various tasks around Big Surf Island.
To quote: Don't want to pony up the $8 to download Burnout Paradise's premium "Legendary" cars?
Well, here's a cheaper alternative: buy Big Surf Island for $13, as it includes special toy versions of all four DLC cars.
You can get a cute mini version of the hovering 88 Special, Bootlegger, Manhattan Spirit and GT Nighthawk by completing various tasks around the new Burnout island:
• Toy Hunter Cavalry Bootlegger - Jump from all 15 Island Mega Jumps
• Toy Jansen P12 88 Special - Hit all 45 Island Billboards
• Toy Carson GT Nighthawk - Complete all 24 Island Road Rules (Timed & Showtime)
• Toy Hunter Manhattan Spirit - Hit all 75 Island Smashes
222w ago - As if we weren't tantalized enough by the Burnout Paradise screens Criterion has made available, today the company dropped teaser videos for each of the cars in the soon-to-be released 'Legendary Cars' DLC for Burnout Paradise.
Not skimping one bit on the nostalgia factor, the "GT Nighthawk" video employs liberal use of the General Lee horn over a slo-mo jump sequence, though Doc is unfortunately missing from the "88 Special" video. "Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads."
227w ago - Criterion Games Producer Jeremy Chubb followed up the 88 Special incredible hovering car with details on the rest of the cars in the Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars Pack:
Now it's time to show you the 3 remaining cars.
We're keeping things pretty much under wraps on these vehicles for the moment. After all, we've got a ton of exciting content arriving at the beginning of Feb to tell you about first. But before we get into that, we couldn't resist bringing you the first images of these spectacular vehicles.
Boostin' makes me feel good!
First up the Manhattan Spirit. Not the fastest car in Paradise City, but this reimagining of Burnout Paradise's Hunter Manhattan should keep the spirits at bay.
Fans of the original will know that this underused beauty is great for stunts. This customized special version is even better, but like all the Legendary Cars, this has a trick up its sleeve - hit L3 and boost to find out what it does.
This car does not exist
This is the Carson Nighthawk. Denied by the government and disowned by Carson, this ultra rare version of the Carson GT is the ultimate super pursuit vehicle!
236w ago - Courtesy of Criterion Games, here's this week's big announcement! To quote:
We're talking Burnout Paradise Legendary Cars.
This year, we've introduced some of the most incredible vehicles yet seen in a Burnout game. Our FREE Cagney pack brought you the crazy Steel Oval Racer and the Hippie Wagon, and the FREE Bikes Pack brought motorcycles to Paradise City for the first time ever.
In 2009, we're taking Burnout vehicles to the next level with some truly unbelievable new vehicles. First up - The Jansen 88 Special.
This classic 1980's styled silver sports car is based on the fan-favourite Jansen P12, but we've made a few interesting modifications.
Fill the gauge and hit boost to trigger burning flame trails from your back wheels. The 88 Special's fast, manoeuvrable and great in the air.
In fact, if you want to take off, this is just the car for you. Hit L3 to switch to hover mode - the wheels retract and the car takes off and hovers through Paradise City at head height.
Seriously. It hovers.
This is the first of 4 cars that we're making available as part of a wealth of new downloadable content for Burnout Paradise. They're available to buy individually or discounted, if you pick up the whole set. In...