139w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared a video tour of the PlayStation booth at Tokyo Game Show 2010 today.
To quote: Greetings from the future. The sun is slowing rising on what is sure to be a beautiful Saturday morning, here in Tokyo. It's officially the third day of the Tokyo Game Show, and we haven't missed a beat.
PlayStation blew the roof off the Makuhari Messe convention center, with colossal announcements and tons of games. The PlayStation booth is sprawling with thousands of eager members of the press and gamers waiting to get their hands on the latest PS3 titles on PlayStation Move, and our favorite portable, the PSP.
With a video interview with devs on the new Devil May Cry, and a in-depth chat with The Last Guardian's director and designer, Fumito Ueda -- shot, captured and ready to edit.
I ventured off on my next assignment -- to capture our mammoth and most impressive showing at the Tokyo Game Show yet.
139w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared a PS3 interview today with Fumito Ueda from the Tokyo Games Show 2010.
To quote: While I wasn't able to attend Tokyo Game Show this year, I was able to get some questions out to Fumito Ueda, creator of ICO, Shadow of the Colossus and The Last Guardian, which is coming to PlayStation 3 in 2011.
Here's the trailer shown at TGS, in case you missed it, and thanks to all the people that helped me come up with questions via Twitter and Facebook earlier in the week.
Since you announced The Last Guardian at E3 last year you have been fairly quiet. What have you been up to?
We've been working on the final concept for the game over the past year, and I'm pleased to say that we have now locked that down and we've moved into full production.
We learned from our experiences on ICO and Shadow of the Colossus that doing Research & Development at the same time as making the game slows down the process, so we decided to spend more time on R&D up front, testing out technologies and mechanics, before moving into full production. I'm glad to say that, right now, we're in crunch mode.
139w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared some video footage today highlighting community features, legacy tracks, weather effects, the X1 prototype and more in Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 at Tokyo Game Show 2010.
To quote: At last night's Gran Turismo 5 panel at the Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari Messe, Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi gave an extensive update on new features coming to GT5.
Highlights included new community features related to My Home, weather effects such as rainfall, returning legacy tracks, and new cars. For more details, see the full announcement on Gran-Turismo.com.
But first things first! Watch the new Tokyo Game Show trailer for Gran Turismo 5 below.
My Home Detailed
Gran Turismo 5 will include a big focus on social media functions and community interaction. The record of your playing experience, as well as your future objectives, are all organized on the "My Home" screen -- a sort of "home base" for GT5 players.
In addition to your PS3, My Home will also be viewable from your PC's web browser starting on November 2nd, GT5's release date. Kazunori explained...
140w ago - If you are a Demon's Souls fan you will be pleased to know that PS3-exclusive title Project Dark was unveiled by FromSoftware today at Tokyo Game Show 2010 and is slated for a 2011 release.
During its media briefing at TGS 2010 FromSoftware director Hidetaka Miyazaki said the game is for those who enjoyed Demon's Souls and those who like dark fantasy video games.
The game will be released in 2011. Demon's Souls, released in 2009, today became part of Sony's Greatest Hits lineup in North America with a new price point of $29.99.
To quote from JoyStiq (linked above): "To complement the announcement of the Kinect-exclusive Steel Batallion sequel is the reveal of the PS3-exclusive Project Dark. Coming in 2011, it's from the team responsible for Demon's Souls.
While very few details were made available, it appears to have some kind of cooperative element. It's also probably really difficult."
140w ago - Today Team Ninja have officially announced Ninja Gaiden 3 at TGS 2010, reportedly to be released on both Microsoft's XBox 360 console and Sony's PS3 entertainment system.
Team Ninja will once again handle development on the title, the first in the series since series creator Tomonobu Itagaki left the company.
Not much else was revealed as to what to expect from the sequel, but it's thought we're going to see a "more human side" to main character Ryu.
To quote: "Attending a behind-closed door reveal earlier today, the image of Ryo Hayabusa holds secrets of the game to come. Ryu is pulling off his mask to represent a more human side to the series' protagonist and the idea that players will discover more about him.
Ryu also has blood on his face, representing a more violent and bloody experience to Ninja Gaiden 2.
You can also see a reflection of a person in Ryu's eye, perhaps suggesting an inner darkness which he is trying to contain - the likelihood is this darkness will manifest itself with new abilities.
The flames represent Ryu's descent into a hellish realm and the hell he plans to unleash on his foes.
We've also noticed something peculiar looking under the right eye that looks too specific to be just a blood smear."