201w ago - SCEA Marketing Specialist Brian Chou has introduced Echoshift for Sony's PSP console today, as follows:
I'm here to talk about Echoshift, an upcoming PlayStation Portable title that brings a fun and different twist to the puzzle genre.
Echoshift introduces a new gaming concept where you will have to play with your past actions. Each level features crazy puzzles and obstacles that must be overcome in order to reach its exit door. You have a set amount of time to reach each level's exit, and your actions are recorded as you play through the level, creating an "echo" of your past.
If time runs out before you can complete the level, you start over from the beginning alongside your echo. The echo will repeat any actions you took before, which you can use to your advantage this time around to help clear obstacles you couldn't by yourself! Cooperate with your echoes to climb platforms, clear gaps, and reach switches that you couldn't before.
The levels are filled with so many different puzzle gimmicks that you'll have to create multiple echoes to reach an exit. Whenever you start over, any echoes you've created will appear at the same time.
206w 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."
216w ago - It appears Uncharted is definitely getting a movie after all. According to an interview with New York Magazine, creative director of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Amy Hennig, has told fans not to worry.
To quote: "It's definitely in the works, I can tell people. We've got the best possible partners we could in Columbia Pictures.
If anybody's got any fears of them not understanding the material or not loving it as much as we do, they can wipe those fears away, because these guys really get it.
I can say from the meetings I've had with them so far, their hearts and their heads are absolutely in the right place."
When asked about an Uncharted 3 PS3 game, she stated: "I don't think I'm able to talk about any of that right now.
On a completely general level, the PS3 is an amazing piece of hardware that both us and other developers are only now tapping into its full potential."
229w ago - According to Variety, D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) will be directing an upcoming 'Dead Space' film.
Apparently this won't be his first time working on a videogame project as he is also directing the Masi Oka MMO adventure film "Defender."
To quote: At this stage Caruso and EA are listening to pitches from writers and once a script has been selected the film will be shopped around to studios to see who's interested.
It'll be interesting to see what type of script is chosen or what direction Caruso and EA want to take with the project.
The Dead Space game was a bit light on direct story elements, aside from reading files and things of that sort, so perhaps the film version would flesh things out if it would be a retelling of the game.
Or we could end up with a side story or prequel, similar to the upcoming "Dead Space: Extraction" for the Nintendo Wii.
229w ago - This weekend Gizmodo (linked above) has tested out the PS3's external video storage from the not-so-recent PS3 Firmware 2.70 update, and they have confirmed it works as intended.
To quote: You can back up your purchased videos to any external USB drive, be it a flash drive or a standard USB hard drive. The video will show up on in a backup folder inside the drive, but you can't stream directly from the drive.
So it's not like you can connect a 1TB USB hard drive and dump all your movies onto there for on-the-fly watching. You're limited to whatever space you have on your PS3's drive for storage, but you can swap in/swap-out from the external drive with relative ease.
So yeah, nice job Sony for putting out this video backup. It's great for the person who downloads a lot of movies from Sony's PSN service, which has a surprisingly decent selection for a service that's not that old.