184w ago - Microsoft's internal Halo studio, 343 Industries, is working a new Halo game.
And not just another Halo game, a Halo game for the "next generation Xbox platform" -- hopefully Microsoft doesn't consider a Natal-enabled Xbox 360 to be a next-gen platform.
To quote: A job listing on Gamasutra.com reveals that a level designer with at least one AAA game under their belt and a great amount of Halo knowledge can find a new home in the company's Redmond WA facilities where they can design and build levels for this "next big project."
"Work with our top first-party development partners to help ship a great first-party line up for next generation Xbox platform," the job ad reads. No information about the actual game is given.
184w ago - Update: RPGLand.com has now uncovered what appears to be a preliminary picture (below) of the Final Fantasy XIII North American PS3 box art on Play-Asia.com.
Square Enix have posted an anagram on their official North American Final Fantasy XIII Web site recently. The puzzle, dubbed "A Henchmen Inventor Tent Unto," appears to hint at an upcoming Final Fantasy XIII announcement.
Shortly following its release, FinalFantasy-XIII.net uncovered the message's meaning as: "Announcement Nov Thirteenth."
To quote: "The nature of this 'announcement' is still up in the air, though our money's on an official North American release date for the super-anticipated RPG.
Though, considering the speed at which the series is growing now, we wouldn't be surprised if Squeenix went ahead and dropped the Final Fantasy XV bomb on us."
185w ago - A few weeks ago Amy Hennighinted that an Uncharted 3 PS3 game may be in the works.
Today the Official PlayStation Magazine (OPM) has added credence to her interview hinting that the game is indeed in the early stages of development.
To quote: In the latest Official PlayStation Magazine (December 2009, UK version), in the latest 'The Big 10' section, the guys over at OPM have asked Uncharted 2 Multiplayer designer Justin Richmond 'How do you top Uncharted 2?'. The answer, well it seems to all-but confirm that early work has begun on the sequel;
"Haha! More of it." he said "The guys back at the office are already starting to look at optimising the engine, getting more stuff on screen - all the stuff that we've done in this project that we could do better with."
197w ago - Today GamesRaid (linked above) has uncovered a recent job posting for Sony Cambridge that seeks an Adobe Flash Animator.
Although the listing states simply 'an unannounced PS3 title' speculation has led to one series the studio is well known for, namely MediEvil 3 for PlayStation 3.
Perhaps they need the employee for an official Web site for this currently unannounced title? Time will tell...
To quote: A recent job listing for Sony Cambridge reveals how the studio requires an Adobe Flash Animator to 'apply [their] skills on an unannounced PS3 title'. Applicants are required 'to have top Flash design and Flash animation skills' for the contract job.
SCE Cambridge are currently working on LBP PSP as well as future revisions of Play TV, and now it seems they may also be working on a new PS3 title.
199w ago - Today TheSixthAxis.com (linked above) is reporting that they have received an e-mail from an unknown source who allegedly has included a Killzone 3 logo prototype.
Odds are high it's simply a PhotoShop job, however, there is always a chance that a marketer has selected TheSixthAxis to begin a promotional campaign leading up to an announcement at GamesCom or a similar upcoming event.
To quote: "It came from someone I've never had any contact with before, had no message in the email and no further explanation was offered. I'm just publishing it because I know you will all want to see it but I can't vouch for it and I am marking it (for obvious reasons) as a rumour. Make what you will of it.
We have contacted the person who sent us the image below and asked for more information which, if we get it, we will keep you informed of."
So, that being said.. if anyone has time to do some detective work on the picture feel free to comment below.