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MotorStorm 2 teaser trailer out!

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353w ago - IGN has posted the trailer for MotorStorm 2 a little early. The trailer, however, is only a CGI target render. The game will feature a four-player split-screen mode, alongside online play for up to 16 players.

To quote: Sony has officially silenced rumor mouths too, revealing that monster trucks are a definite addition to the vehicle roster, offering an excessively muscular new challenge for players looking to crush their way through the field - and over opponents.

Speaking of which, MotorStorm 2 will indeed feature a four-player split-screen mode, alongside online play for up to 16 players.

Press Release

MotorStormâ„¢ returns this autumn on PLAYSTATION®3: Prepare for the next instalment of the world's most brutal off-road racing festival

o A brand new location: experience the grandeur, diversity and unpredictability of a remote Pacific island
o 16 new diverse multi-route tracks hosting MotorStorm's unique mixture of vehicles
o The aggressive monster truck now joins your garage
o Split-Screen Multiplayer racing - compete with up to four buddies on the same screen

It's the best selling PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢)...
 

New top-down shooter for PSN: Novastrike

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353w ago - Tiki Games Inc, the team responsible for the real time strategy game Galaxy's End on PSP, are developing a new PSN title for the PS3 called Novastrike.

Novastrike is a top-down arcade shooter in which the player takes control of a prototype advanced Scythe fighter and combats invading aliens over various planetary surfaces. The game is set for release in the second quarter of 2008.





Press Release

Tiki Games Inc, the team responsible for the real time strategy game Galaxy's End on PSP, are developing a new title for PS3 to be released via PSN. Novastrike is an arcade style shooter set for release in the second quarter of 2008.

NOVASTRIKE is a top-down arcade shooter in which the player takes control of a prototype advanced Scythe fighter and combats invading aliens over various planetary surfaces. The player fights both air and ground opponents ranging from enemy fighters to capital ships and ultimately an end-Boss. As the player progresses the Scythe unlocks its full potential through upgrading its weapon systems and overall capabilities.

Features include:

Seven expansive challenging stages driven by objective-based goals
Free-roaming flight: there aren't any rails here allowing flight in any...
 

Tekken: Dark Resurrection Getting Free Update

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353w ago - Bandai Namco Games announced today a free update adds new modes and gameplay fixes for the Japanese version of Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection Online. It includes Dual Shock 3 rumble support and a Pickup Match Mode.

Japanese owners will get the update when they start up the game on March 18th at 1pm, there are no details of an international version yet, but is expected around the same time.

Here's a list of major changes:

* Pickup Match Mode: a mode where you continually face off in one-on-one matches without having to got through a matching room. You can set conditions to search for an opponent, then battle the same opponent repeatedly, or have the computer search for new opponents following each match.

* Dual Shock 3 rumble support

* You can now create and display names for rooms

* Adjustments to allotment of points when winning and losing battles

* "Flag" option added to room creation and searching, allowing you to create and search for rooms that have been flagged with specific conditions

* Players who are waiting for their turn to fight will be alerted via sound effects and rumble when the time has come.

* When Rank Match has been set to off, your win/loss is no longer recorded and you do not earn battle points.
 

Another Home rumor: Home BETA to end in May?

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353w ago - A PlayStation Home BETA tester's account page states that Sony's closed beta will be ending on 5/15/08.

This has sparked rumors that the open BETA or even the launch of Home could be around that date.

To quote: Either way, we wouldn't hold our breathe for Home to magically appear any time soon in a firmware update... especially since 2.4, expected this summer, has not been rumored to contain Home.
 

New Heavy Rain Details Spilled, Lapped Up

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353w ago - While most of us in North America don't read the Dutch magazine Chief, one of our readers abroad pointed out that they'd run a major exclusive on upcoming Quantic Dream/Sony title Heavy Rain. (You know Quantic Dream as the company behind Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy, and you know Heavy Rain from my fanboy obsession).

Joystiq Reader Saimon was kind enough to translate some of the more enticing statements about the title made by Quantic Dream's founder David Cage.

On Locations:
"I don't want to do a big free-roaming city like GTA, because the flow of the story will then be hard to control. Nevertheless, I do want to incorporate big sets, with a crowd, heavy populated areas like a mall and a subway are going to be in there. Of course, the gameplay has got to make use of that aspect too."

On Graphics:
"People will be surprised. Internal (Sony's) feedback on graphics has been great. This is going to be a truly next-gen game. But still, we want to do something unique with the graphics, going beyond just making the most photorealistic world we can."

On Gameplay:
"With the release of Fahrenheit, we gave the adventure genre a new grammar. We brought new ways into the genre, new words if you want to see it like that, a new vocabulaire. With Heavy Rain, where going to expand...
 
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