210w ago - Tomorrow Sony will open the Presentation Podium space in PlayStation Home to host an exclusive Groove Armada gig (video below).
The space will apparently contain "a brand-new mini-game, new (exclusive) rewards and of course, exclusive music content & interview footage from the inimitable Groove Armada."
Press Release: Exclusive Groove Armada gig in PlayStation Home
Join thousands of fans for an exclusive, virtual concert in PlayStation Home on December 3 - brought to you by VidZone on PlayStation 3
City, Date: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) invites you to the first SCEE exclusive music gig in PlayStation Home with the inimitable Groove Armada on December 3.
Brought to you by VidZone - the completely free on-demand, streaming music video service for PlayStation 3 (PS3), this stunning concert of brand-new video footage is taking place in the revamped Presentation Podium area.
A celebration of the dance group's new Black Light album, the free event will let you get front row access (without any of the in-crowd sweatiness) and will also give you a free Groove Armada avatar gig T-shirt that'll ensure you're superstylin' throughout.
211w ago - Today Examiner.com (linked above) has uncovered an ESRB Rating for an upcoming PS3 exclusive title, namely Revenge of the Wounded Dragons.
The game is in development from A2M, the folks behind WET, and with publisher Sony Online Entertainment on board the 2D fighting title will likely be heading to PSN.
To quote from the description: "This is a 2D fighting game in which players assume the roles of two brothers attempting to avenge their grandfather's death and rescue their sister from the local mafia boss. Players frequently punch, kick, and throw enemies as they "side-scroll" (i.e., walk) forward through the platform city environments; they can also use bottles, bats, knives, Molotov cocktails, pistols, shotguns, and uzi submachine guns to kill the henchmen.
All enemies disappear from the screen seconds after they are defeated. The gun attacks represent the most intense instances of violence, as enemies react to damage with brief blood spurts, screams, and twitches. One still-image cutscene depicts a strip club where women in lingerie can be seen pole-dancing in the background."
To quote: "The story is similar to that of Gestalt, but the main character will have to save his little sister affected by an incurable illness named "Black Sentence Plague".
As he will progress in his quest he will find out more about the nature of the world and about the reasons why the demons inhabiting it have began to succumb to madness.
Both Nier Gestalt and Nier RepliCant will be released in 2010, developed by studio Cavia (Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles, Bullet Witch, Drakengard, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex...) and both will be officially shown at Tokyo Game show, respectively at Microsoft's and Sony's booths.
As a final juicy detail, on September the 18th the first trailer for Nier RepliCant will be aired...
221w ago - From Software announced 3D Dot Game Heroes just under a month ago, which features a unique art style that mimics retro 8-bit games but converts them into full 3D.
Below is the first look of 3D Dot Game Heroes in all its moving glory, and for those curious 3D Dot Game Heroes launches in November in Japan.
However, it's currently undetermined if it will ever see the light of day on Western shores.
To quote: "3D Dot Game Heroes is set to release on November 5th in Japan. Though no publisher has stepped forward to localize the game, we hear Atlus and Ignition are battling it out for the rights to bring it to our side of the pond."