121w ago - SCEE's James Gallagher has posted up a Ninja Gaiden 3 PS3 Gamescom 2011 video trailer and interview with Yosuke Hayashi today, as follows:
There are some people out there that will tell you modern games are too easy, that they hold your hand for ten hours of story and then wave goodbye until next year's sequel. However, there is growing number of titles, such as the upcoming Dark Souls, that are looking to punish you like a Victorian headmaster.
The Ninja Gaiden series has always been a renowned controller clencher and the third instalment in the series, coming to PS3 next year, includes PlayStation Move support. Here's the latest trailer:
At gamescom I caught up with the head of Team Ninja, Yosuke Hayashi, to discuss difficulty, PS Move and the decision to set the opening scenes of Ninja Gaiden 3 in my hometown, London.
Do you think that modern games are too easy and that there is a strong market for the very difficult?
You have to try to satisfy your fans and Ninja Gaiden 3 is still very difficult on the hardest setting for those fans who like that about...
121w ago - Fun Bits Interactive Producer Chris Millar has shared a video trailer below for Escape Plan on the PS Vita handheld from Gamescom 2011 today.
To quote: Some of you may know me as one of the collaborative partners with SCEA Santa Monica Studios for the award-winning PlayStation Network exclusives, Fat Princess and Fat Princess: Fat Roles.
I'm not only here to introduce Fun Bits Interactive to you, but to also introduce Escape Plan, as one of the upcoming titles for the PlayStation Vita.
Escape Plan made its debut on Tuesday at the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe press conference and I have to express how thrilled I have been to see how well it has been received by colleagues and media alike throughout the week.
Placing bite-sized entertainment in the palm of your hands, Escape Plan features two hapless characters, Lil and Laarg, who have been captured and need your influence, skill and brainpower to escape from a dark labyrinth of irreverent puzzles and traps.
Escape Plan takes advantage of the PlayStation Vita's multi-touch display, rear touch panel and swipe interfaces. Players can swipe, squeeze, poke and slap these guys to interact and manipulate the environment and help Lil and Laarg survive each deadly...
121w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has posted up a LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Move Pack live demo video from this year's Gamescom event in Germany.
To quote: A few weeks ago, our Sid Shuman delivered an in-depth report on LittleBigPlanet 2's upcoming Move Pack.
In short, the Move Pack adds a wealth of new play styles, game genres, and imaginative new Story levels. And it even gives the game's celebrated Create mode a major shot in the arm.
This morning in Cologne, Germany we ran into a couple of Media Molecule members at breakfast (the pastries were delicious). We asked if they'd be interested in running us through the new tools on camera. Media Molecule Level Design Lead Kengo Kurimoto stepped forward with a quick demo.
How cool was that cel-shaded Sackboy? That's one of six new costumes based on iconic art, and it's included when the Move Pack drops next month.
121w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared a video unveil today for the airstrip sequence in Uncharted 3 on PS3 at Gamescom 2011 below.
To quote: If you were one of the hundreds of thousand of fans that tuned into our E3 2011 PlayStation press conference, you may have caught Naughty Dog's Community Strategist Arne Meyer give viewers a full demo of UNCHARTED 3's cruise ship sequence, a tense scenario that married technical prowess and high action as Drake struggled to escape the doomed vessel.
Today, Naughty Dog has returned with another epic reveal. Arne and I discuss the challenges behind keeping UNCHARTED 3 as spoiler-free as possible, and how specific sequences are deliberately designed to reveal new game mechanics, story and characters at specific milestones in the game's development process.
Watch it above, and let us know what you think in the comments below.
121w ago - Today Ubisoft Community Developer Gabriel Graziani has shared a fresh Assassin's Creed Revelations PS3 trailer video from Gamescom 2011 below.
To quote: Gamescom, the world's largest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment, has begun in Cologne, Germany.
First off, on the show floor, the Assassin's Creed Revelations booth will feature EIGHT gaming pods equipped with a new multiplayer build.
This will be the very first time we're showing this build to the public, and it will be the first time anyone outside of exclusive members of the press can get their hands on the all new Deathmatch mode!
And don't worry if you can't wedge your way to the front of the line for multiplayer at our booth, because we'll also have four additional multiplayer pods at the PlayStation booth to ensure that everyone at the show gets a chance to enjoy a fully updated version of one of the most innovative multiplayer games on the market.
Can't get to Germany on such short notice? Fear not, Assassins, because we're also unveiling some all-new gameplay footage!
We're rolling out an all-new single-player gameplay trailer covering some fresh territory that we've only hinted at in previous coverage and further demonstrates...