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Video: Choplifter HD Hits PS3 on PSN Tuesday, Zombies Included

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140w ago - Leader inXile CEO Brian Fargo has announced today alongside a video trailer that Choplifter HD will be hitting PS3 on PSN Tuesday and includes zombies!

To quote: I really get a kick out of the fact that I am now considered an "indie" again after all these years.

I have been making games for nearly 30 years, having built a top-five PC publishing house called Interplay around such major franchises as The Bard's Tale, Wasteland, Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Descent and more.

In the early days, I developed games for other companies and moved up the food chain to become a publisher so that I could make games "my way."

And here I sit, again readying our first major release in Choplifter HD as a digital publisher and having created the game the way I wanted. Our company tagline at [Register or Login to view links] was "By Gamers. For Gamers" and it is those same values we used in creating Choplifter HD.

Choplifter was a very important game when it was originally released back in 1982 and achieved #1 status at the time. Dan Gorlin, the original creator, really understood the humanness of saving little people from tough situations.

It was a great action game for sure, but there was something about saving those little guys. And certainly...
 

Video: Atlus Announces Trine 2 is Coming to PS3 on PSN Tuesday

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144w ago - Atlus Manager of Public Relations and Sales Aram Jabbari has announced today alongside a new video trailer that Trine 2 is coming to PS3 on PSN next Tuesday.

To quote: We're very excited to share with you that Trine 2, sequel to one of the highest-rated PlayStation Network games of all time, is coming to the PlayStation Store next Tuesday, December 20th. But first: HAMMERTIME!

"What is Trine 2?" you ask, only to suddenly be filled with a powerful rush of guilt at your lack of Trine-related knowledge. "We'll tell you," we reply unnecessarily, clearly prepared to offer that information with or without your consent.

[Register or Login to view links] is a three-player cooperative action-packed physics-based platformer set in a lush fantasy world of cornea-searing colorful and beauty.

Played from a side-scrolling 2D perspective (but breathtakingly rendered with polygons), gamers take control of one of three highly specialized characters – Pontius, the slow yet mighty knight; Zoya, the agile thief; or Amadeus, the crafty wizard - and guide them through puzzles and numerous foes.

In addition to a host of improvements, additions, and tweaks over the original Trine, this much-anticipated sequel introduces highly anticipated online multiplayer, letting friends...
 

Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand Hits PlayStation 3 on PSN Tuesday

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146w ago - DICE Product Manager Tommy Rydling has announced today that Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand for PlayStation 3 hits PSN Tuesday with new guns, vehicles and assignments.

Below are the details, to quote: I hope you are ready to go Back to Karkand, as we are releasing our first Battlefield 3 expansion pack Tuesday, December 6th on PlayStation 3 in America and Europe - a week early for PlayStation customers!

To recap, Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is a massive themed expansion pack featuring four legendary Battlefield maps reimagined in the Frostbite 2 engine.

You also get three vehicles (the VSTOL fighter jet, Desert Buggy, and an APC), ten new weapons that you can bring back to the base game, a new layer of persistence with our all-new Assignments, plus five shiny Trophies.

The maps we chose for this expansion pack are all classic fan favorites: Wake Island, Sharqi Peninsula, Gulf of Oman, and Strike at Karkand (from where the expansion pack got its name). These maps are about all-out warfare in a variety of settings and have collectedly been played literally billions of times by our players.

Now, they are due for a reimagining with the power of the Frostbite 2 engine. This allows us do things like take the level of destruction to ridiculous heights. You can...
 

Video: The Sly Collection for PS3 Heads to PSN on Tuesday

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147w ago - Sanzaru Games President Glen Egan has confirmed today alongisde a fresh video trailer that The Sly Collection for PS3 heads to PSN on Tuesday.

To quote: I kinda let the cat out of the bag in one of my replies to a recent Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time blog post, but I thought I would make it more official here: The Sly Collection is heading to PSN as a PlayStation Store download!

Look for all three full games to be available for download in the US on Tuesday, November 29th.

The [Register or Login to view links] is such a PS2 classic; they are still as much fun to play today as the day they came out.

And in their new, remastered form, all three titles feature Trophies, wide screen HD running at a smooth frame rate (60 frames per second!) and they are all playable in stereoscopic 3D. You can purchase the Sly Collection for $29.99 or you can buy the individual titles for $9.99 each.

Speaking from personal experience, Once you play one, I know you will want to play them all!





So if you have not had a chance to play the new Sly Collection on Blu-ray, or you just want to revisit your favorite boss...
 

Video: Starhawk Private PS3 Beta Begins Rolling Out Tuesday

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148w ago - SCEA Senior Producer Harvard Bonin has announced today alongside a new video trailer that the Starhawk private PS3 Beta begins rolling out on Tuesday.

To quote: After many, many months of hard work we are happy to announce that the Starhawk Private Beta will be live on PSN beginning Tuesday, November 22nd!

As you may have read in Dylan's last post, a selected a number of loyal Warhawk players who have opted-in to receive PlayStation emails will receive Private Beta keys, so if you played Warhawk there's a chance that you'll have a voucher invitation in your email in the upcoming weeks!

If you don't get on day one, don't get discouraged: our Private Beta will be "slow rolled." That means that we'll slowly add more fans and features as the Private Beta progresses.

Making a game is hard work, but it's also a lot of fun! To show you what I mean, check out this new Behind the Scenes video to give you an inside look at the SCEA Santa Monica/LightBox Interactive working life! We really, really appreciate the Warhawk faithful joining us in our Beta efforts.

Hopefully this video will give you all some insight into our day to day lives. You Warheads are always at the forefront of our thoughts, as you will see.



 
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