221w ago - Just one day after Famitsu scans revealed a PS3 release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope for Japan, Square Enix announced a North American release of Star Ocean: The Last Hope International.
Since the Japanese game will include the English voice acting from the American release of the Xbox 360 version, localization time for this title is nil, there will be only five days between the Feburary 4 release in Japan and the February 9 North American release date!
It's an achievement made possible by... the game having already been released a year ago.
In addition to English and Japanese voices, this version includes French, Italian, German, and Spanish language options. And, perhaps most importantly for new players, the "running on a PS3" option.
To quote: "The fans begged for dual audio, and Square Enix deliver three times that - packing a whopping six languages into the Star Ocean: The Last Hope for PS3.
When the game is released simultaneously in the West and Japan on February 9th 2009 they'll be able to select from English, French, German, Italian, Spanish or even the game's mother tongue of Japanese for gameplay."
225w ago - Today Sony Computer Entertainment has announced at their press conference the new PlayStation 3 Slim system... complete with PS3 Slim screens now available.
From the Press Release: Enjoy a new slimmer and lighter PlayStation 3, due to hit stores in September 2009 with a lower price and extensive software line-up in time for the holiday season.
At gamescom in Cologne, Germany, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. unveiled the new PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, featuring a streamlined form factor with a 120GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD). The new PS3 will be available in stores from September 1, 2009, in the UK at a very attractive recommended retail price (RRP) of £249.99.
With the introduction of the new PS3 system, SCEI will also reduce the price of the current PS3 with 80GB HDD to a RRP of £249.99 from August 19. By launching a vast library of exciting and attractive software titles for PS3 this holiday season and offering customers a line-up of hardware models and pricing to match their preference, SCEI will build on the momentum...
242w ago - Today U.S. Producer Josh Miller unveiled some new Trash Panic PS3 screens and details as follows via PlayStation Blog:
Happy Earth Day 2009! I'm Josh Miller, the US Producer of the upcoming PS3 PSN downloadable exclusive, Trash Panic.
In celebration of Earth Day 2009, I wanted to talk to you about Trash Panic and give you the low-down on what to be excited about this Spring. As I'm sure you heard, we are giving new meaning to waste management with a brand new puzzle game that combines strategy and action with well...garbage. Here, players are tasked with having to compact as much garbage into a trash can before it overflows AND in the most eco-friendly way as much as possible!
Trash Panic definitely provides a new take on gaming while making players more aware of environmentally friendly ways to dispose of waste.
Throughout each stage, random trash items will be delivered to players who will need to manipulate the speed and direction they fall using the DualShock 3 controller. The trash can will quickly reach full capacity unless the trash is broken down or dealt with by strategically using various elements given throughout each stage.
Items will continue to be dropped until the player successfully compacts a certain number...
251w ago - It appears 1UP (linked above) has the first details on Volatile Games' upcoming third-person shooter slash dog-commanding sim, Dead to Rights: Retribution.
The game will reportedly be an origin story, setting up the history of longtime Dead to Rights series protagonist Jack Slate and describe how he and Shadow (the game's iconic dog) "first come together as partners against those who would bring the once great city to its knees."
Namco Bandai claims the game will feature a "hybrid combat system," which combines hand-to-hand combat and shooting, but the first screens do little to show off this concept. You also get to push people down stairs!
To keep you in the loop, we've created a handy list of things we know about Dead to Rights: Retribution so far:
• The game is named Dead to Rights: Retribution and it's an origin story.
• It's coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in Q4 2009 according to Namco Bandai, the game's publisher.
• There's totally a dog in it.