290w ago - Tales of Vesperia for PS3 has been listed in Nacmo Bandai's list of games that will be released in Japan later this year. The Xbox 360 version of the game is set to release in the US on August 19, 2008.
A document detailing Namco Bandai's financials and outlook for the remainder of 2008 was posted on the company's Japanese site earlier today. Interestingly, the PDF contained a release list revealing that Tales of Versperia would be coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Obviously, that goes against what Namco has been saying - that Versperia is an Xbox 360 "exclusive." The uploaded document has since been edited, with any mention of Vesperia for the PS3 wiped out. A mistake, or an actual slip up? :P
290w ago - Kumi Yuasa, associate producer for the perspective-bending PlayStation Network title echochrome, has revealed that twenty all-new user-created challenges will be playable through the game's freeform mode sometime later this this month.
Yuasa didn't mention a concrete date, but did say that the levels would launch "between May 15 and May 21."
Players will need to set their difficulty level to at least 2 or 3 to experience the new levels. Additionally, the creators of each level will be rewarded in the form of recognition starting this week, as Yuasa will reveal their PSN ID on the PlayStation Blog.
As a couple commenters over at the PS Blog have pointed out, it would be far more convenient if the levels could be downloaded and played at will, instead of randomly through freeform mode.
291w ago - Remember when the term "next generation" meant systems like the N64 and original PlayStation? Those were the days. Now the term next generation can only be legally applied to the post-PSWii60 systems that are no doubt being planned as we speak.
While no one knows anything for sure about these units yet, that hasn't stopped Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson from predicting a 2010 start date for the next console cycle.
Talking about EA's bullish revenue projections, Wilson let slip to Gamespot that he believes Nintendo will launch first, followed by Microsoft later in the year (no word on when the assumed PS4 will come).
On the portable side, Wilson also predicts the next round of Nintendo DS and Sony PSP hardware will appear sometime in 2010, though it's not clear whether he's calling for a new chipset or just another redesign.
If these predictions pan out, that means you only have 687 to 1051 days to save up for a very expensive year.
291w ago - AQ Interactive announced today that it will bring Vampire Rain: Altered Species to the PS3. The exciting stealth action game will be developed by industry veteran Artoon, which has developed such blockbuster titles as Blue Dragon, Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Yoshi's Island DS and many more.
The game will have over 50 hours of gameplay, extra bonus levels, a lot of completely revamped animations, character interactions and much more.
The game was originally released on the Xbox 360 and received bad reviews including a 2.9 from IGN.
Press Release: AQ Interactive is set to release Vampire Rain: Altered Species on the PlayStation 3.
AQ Interactive announced today that it will bring Vampire Rain: Altered Species to the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The exciting stealth action game will be developed by industry veteran Artoon, which has developed such blockbuster titles as Blue Dragon, Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Yoshi's Island DS and many more.
"We are very excited to bring Vampire Rain: Altered Species to the PlayStation 3," said Artoon President Naoto Ōshima. "The incredible power of the PS3, will allow us to give gamers a fully immersive experience. This will include: 5.1 channel audio, over 50 hours of gameplay, extra bonus levels, a lot of completely revamped...