255w ago - Remember that retail listing for the Tomb Raider Underworld "Expansion Token Pack" with a January 21st ship date?
Well, you can divert your attention until February 10 when "Beneath the Ashes" - the first of two Xbox 360-exclusive DLC episodes - brings six new costumes, 125 additional achievement points, and some "never-before-seen caverns and age old crypts" to Lara's latest.
The second episode - "Lara's Shadow" - follows on March 10 and, we presume, will feature another 125 achievement points.
The press release curiously avoids any mention of price but - seeing as how the email in our inbox reminded us that "the codes to download this content will be available at GameStop" - we're going to assume that despite managing to botch the date, GameStop's got the $10 per episode asking price right. We've asked an Eidos rep just in case.
255w ago - Today Kellee Santiago shared the following news via PS Blog:
Hi! I am really happy to finally let the internets know the official launch date for Flower. Hooray for releasing games (It's really my favorite part)!
Flower is a tough game to describe. We like to think of it as a video game version of a poem; an exploration into the tension between urban bustle and natural serenity. Players accumulate flower petals as the onscreen world swings between the pastoral and the chaotic.
In honor of the announcement, we've got some gameplay footage for you below.
But even at E3 this year, a lot of the responses in the press were "it's tough to describe... you just have to play it." Because it's not fair to only ask game journalists to try and describe such a different game, I've also asked all the people here at TGC to describe.
To keep things even, they could only use 10 words - we've had more time to think about the game:
Nick Clark (Game Designer): A windy journey that lets you flOw in 3D.
Martin Middleton (programmer extraordinaire): We hope you enjoy our flowers.
Matt Nava: Flower's simple concept conceals grander themes...
256w ago - In My Pet Shop, players will set off on the animal adventure of a lifetime as they work to help run the best pet shop that Green Town has ever seen.
With over 40 different animals, players will be able to find and care for adorable and sometimes unusual pets including dogs, cats, pigs, pandas and bears - all set in a beautifully crafted colourful world.
Press Release: MY PET SHOP GET YOUR PAWS ON IT THIS FEBRUARY
London (14th January 2009) - Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix┬® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces the forthcoming TAITO┬® game My Pet Shop™, will be available exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ system from 27th February 2009, across all PAL territories.
My Pet Shop is the first game from Square Enix to have its primary audiences rooted in the pre-teens market, and also the company's first game to heavily target girl gamers.
While My Pet Shop is genres away from the likes of traditional Square Enix releases such as FINAL FANTASY and DRAGON QUEST, the game is beautifully crafted by some of the biggest names in Japanese development, and in addition to the popular care and nurture gameplay seen in other games of this genre, My Pet Shop will also offer the player a chance to engage in a...
256w ago - Following the exploits of humankind's journey across the stars, the STAR OCEAN saga continues with the completely remastered STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution.
Featuring a revised game engine, an improved battle system and fully-voiced, all-new animated scenes displayed in 16:9 widescreen.
Press Release: Star Ocean: SECOND EVOLUTION AVAILABLE ACROSS EUROPE IN FEBRUARY
London (13th January 2009) - Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix┬® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that STAR OCEAN┬®: Second Evolution™ will be released across Europe and all PAL territories on 13th February 2009, exclusively on the PSP┬® (PlayStation┬® Portable) system.
With a newly added layer of character interaction, players can enjoy their journey into the rich STAR OCEAN universe like never before.
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "2009 is set to be a landmark year for the STAR OCEAN series, I'm delighted that new fans can continue to experience this classic series with the release of STAR OCEAN: Second Evolution for PSP and I hope players are excitedly looking forward to the forthcoming release of STAR OCEAN: The Last Hope."