222w ago - We now have a Final Fantasy XIII release date, elixir and some new PS3 gameplay footage available courtesy of gmoya909 via YouTube.
To quote from CtrlAltKill.org (linked above): "A YouTube user went to the Final Fantasy XIII premiere party event and posted footage of his game play on YouTube. In these videos they show off different summons and some new game play features that we haven't seen before."
Finally, from the video descriptions: The first reveals a new fight showing Snow, Sazh and Vanille. The second shows Snow summoning Shiva along with Vanille and Sazh. Finally, the last shows Lighting summoning Odin, and Lighting doing odin sginature final blow Zantesuken.
223w ago - Today Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere confirmed to CVG (linked above) that Heavy Rain will be delayed in its release until early next year, as the developers feel that the title needs to have its own release window away from the busy Christmas period.
To quote: "A game like Heavy Rain needs space, needs to be explained and shown. At the end of the year, people can't afford to buy all those games so we wanted to give Heavy Rain the chance to have its own release window, and for us to really talk about it so people really understand it.
Fondaumiere believes that HR will be a test bed for how ready the industry is for this sort of innovation."
In related news, IGN has made available a Heavy Rain PS3 Gameplay 'Coming Home' video today... check it out below!
225w ago - Today HeadlessHeadshot on YouTube has made available some Gran Turismo 5 PS3 gameplay footage from GamesCom 2009.
To quote from the video's caption: First ever gameplay footage for Gran Turismo 5 only on PlayStation 3.
Gran Turismo 5 will feature over 1000 cars and 80 tracks. Ferrari will feature in a main numbered series after making their first appearance in GTHD. This version of GT will also include the test track from the Top Gear studio.
For the first time in the main series, an online mode with 16 player capability will be available in the game. Also included for the first time will be damage modeling.
Dynamic weather changes and night racing have also been hinted at, but have yet to be officially confirmed. WRC and NASCAR will also be featured for the first time in the Gran Turismo franchise.
236w ago - Namco Bandai revealed today a new Scenario Campaign mode for Tekken 6 that will allow players to participate in single or two player online co-op campaigns while experiencing intense action and large-scale battles.
Below is the press release with the announcement along with the first screenshots of this new mode.
Press Release: NEW TEKKEN¬® 6 GAMEPLAY MODE UNVEILED AT E3
LOS ANGELES, Calif., (June 2, 2009) - NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today revealed a new Scenario Campaign mode for TEKKEN¬® 6, the latest entry to the blockbuster fighting franchise.
The new mode for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system version of Tekken 6 will allow players to participate in single or two player online co-op campaigns while experiencing intense action and large-scale battles.
The Scenario Campaign features a unique hybrid control system combining conventional fighting game controls with free movement.
This control system allows players to progress through the story and mow down hordes of enemies with relative ease while still enjoying fighting game action. In addition to hand-to-hand fighting, players have an arsenal of staffs, machine guns, flame throwers, and even giant robots at their...