131w ago - Just before E3 2011, SCEE's James Gallagher has officially unveiled several upcoming NGP titles for Sony's Next Generation Portable handheld alongside some video footage (below) today.
Current titles included in the NGP lineup are Uncharted: Golden Abyss, WipEout 2048, Little Deviants, Reality Fighters, Super Stardust Delta, Sound Shapes, Hustle Kings, Everybody's Golf and Resistance Retribution.
To quote: Since NGP, or next generation portable gaming system, was announced back in January, I know you have been itching to find out more about the hardware and the games we're going to be able to play and how they make use of the innovative new controls.
Now, we are finally able to lift the lid on some of the NGP titles currently in development. I also managed to grab interviews with some of the developers at an event held in London recently, where journalists got their hands around all of the games listed below.
Without further ado, here are the games:
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Nathan Drake's first portable adventure is developed by Bend Studio, the team behind the acclaimed Resistance Retribution on PSP.
It promises to retain the crucial elements of the Uncharted titles - adventure,...
136w ago - Today Nintendo has confirmed (PDF) that the Wii's successor will be shown and playable at E3 this year, and that the new home console will be launching sometime in 2012.
According to several reports, the next-gen 'Project Cafe' Wii will utilize a new controller providing users with a unique view to streamed content from their console and TV.
To quote from MCVUK (linked above): "A fierce fortnight of rumours concerning the Wii 2 has been rounded off with official confirmation of a new Nintendo home console.
The platform holder confirmed as much in a note attached to its most recent financial report. It confirms that a “successor” to the popular motion sensing machine will launch at some point in 2012. It will be shown at this year's E3 in June."
Finally, for those wondering E3 runs this year from June 7 to June 9, 2011.
160w ago - While Sony previously confirmed that developers will play a key role in building their next-gen console which is expected to arrive after the Microsoft and Nintendo counterparts, today PS4Sony.net (linked above) speculates that the PS4 won't include Ultra HD support.
Based on specifications from WiseGeek.com, they surmise the technology just doesn't seem feasible for next-gen consoles including the PlayStation 4.
To quote: "Today, Full HD offers up a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080, whereas the new you-beaut Ultra HD offers a whopping max resolution of 7680 x 4320!
Ultra HD poses numerous practical problems for manufacturers seeking to bring the new format to consumers. The uncompressed video and audio recorded in ultra HD takes up high volumes of storage space - 3.5 terabytes for one 18-minute clip, requiring a hard disc weighing almost 600 pounds (272 kg).
The prototype ultra HD screen can use more electricity than an entire house might in one month. An early ultra HD camera weighs more than 100 pounds...
178w ago - Recently SCE boss Shuhei Yoshidarevealed that PS3 Devs will help build Sony's PlayStation 4 console, and today in an interview with Develop-Online.net he expanded stating that the PS4 is likely to arrive after the next-generation XBox and Nintendo consoles.
From the interview, to quote: "Looking from the outside, it was Microsoft that released the first of this generation of consoles. Naturally, in my opinion, Microsoft will make the first move.
Or, because Nintendo's approach was not to upgrade much on its basic hardware - Wii doesn't even support HD resolution - so they might be the first to move.
Probably the watch should be on these companies, in my opinion. Because PS3 was later than Xbox, and is more powerful, so it has a longer lifespan."
205w ago - Japanese developer Arc System Works has confirmed to NowGamer (linked above) that producer Daisuke Ishiwatari intends to develop a new next-gen Guilty Gear game for both the PS3 entertainment system and the Xbox 360 console.
To quote: Arc System Works' Business Development Director Tomo Ohno fielded a question on the possiblity of a Capcom-style crossover for the company's 2D fighters BlazBlue and Guilty Gear.
"Personally I don't like that idea," Ohno replied. "What we can say about Guilty Gear is that it is not dead yet. It has not ended. The producer/creator of Guilty Gear, Daisuke Ishiwatari, his comment for this meeting [was] I have the full intention to create Guilty Gear for PS3 and 360."
Ohno didn't totally dismiss the chances of a crossover between the rock-music themed fighter and the soon-to-be released fantasy fighter BlazBlue in the future.
"It's a different world - it's not BlazBlue taking over Guilty Gear, but Guilty Gear is an important thing for us and we want to make sure fans of Guilty Gear continue to have fun in that world."