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JEOPARDY! coming to PSN Tomorrow, won't Feature Trophies

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324w ago - Per Shalom Mann (Senior Vice President of Development, SOE LA):

For 2008, we've been hard at work on a few games for the PLAYSTATION Network. Today, we are happy to announce that our first game, JEOPARDY! will be released for the PSN on Thursday, September 11, 2008.

JEOPARDY!, as you may know, is one of the most popular game shows on television and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this season. During my time here at SONY, I have had the good fortune to work on several games based on JEOPARDY!, including multiple versions for PCs and mobile phones, as well as skill-based and ITV versions. The PSN version, however, is easily the best looking and marks the first time we have been able to include real-time multiplayer capabilities.





While having multiplayer games was one of the key features we wanted to include, we also needed the game to look like the TV show. Everyone on our team worked on dual monitors, and it was common to see the TV show running on one monitor with the game engine or Maya on the other. Below are a couple of screen shots for comparison.

Some features of the game include:

- More than 2,500 clues and categories randomized for multiplayer games.
- Single-player games versus AI with three levels...
 

FIFA '09 Demo Hits PSN Tomorrow

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324w ago - Just posting to give all you footy fans a heads up that the demo for FIFA Soccer 09 will be hitting the PlayStation Store both sides of the pond tomorrow.

I played the demo back in August and I have to say the guys at EA Sports seem to have a good thing going with their last three footy games and are pretty much on couse to beat PES 2009 and reclaim the footy crown.

FIFA fan or not get the demo and try it, all those PES fans who haven't played the last few games are in for a bit of a shock. Oh yeah and the image topping the post is the official UK cover art, nice.

The full game is released on 3rd of October.

Note: PES fans should turn the passing assists to 'manual' and shooting assists to 'semi' if they want the true FIFA experience. The game is much better then.
 

D3Publisher Announces Plans to Move Entire PSP Catalog to PSN

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324w ago - PSP Gamers will now have access to favorite D3P titles including the original and very popular Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, critically-acclaimed Dead Head Fred, and more... no UMD required!

PRESS RELEASE: D3PUBLISHER TO BRING CLASSIC PSPTM (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) GAMES TO THE PLAYSTATION®STORE FOR THE PC FOR DOWNLOAD ACROSS EMEA

PSPTM Gamers Will Now Have Access to Favourite D3P Titles Including the Original and Wildly Popular Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, Critically-Acclaimed Dead Head Fred® and more–no UMD Required!

CAMBRIDGE–September 9, 2008– Premier publisher of interactive entertainment software, D3Publisher (D3P), will bring its classic PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) titles to gamers for download via the PLAYSTATION®Store across EMEA beginning this September. PSP™ owners will no longer need a UMD to play critically-acclaimed PSP™ titles such as the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, 2007's multiple award-winning cult hit and Dead Head Fred®, a head-swapping, third person-action game and more.

"D3Publisher is always looking to make fun and original gaming experiences easily accessible to everyone," said Yoji Takenaka, president and chief executive officer, North America and Europe, D3P. "We believe that making...
 

Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer coming to PSN this October!

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324w ago - Eastasiasoft today announced further release details of their upcoming video game Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer (URL: http://www.soldner-x.com) for the PS3.

The PS3 version contains lots of additional new features not found in the original 2007 PC version release, including audio and visual improvements, updated game play, trophies support and much more.

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is anticipated to be released on the PLAYSTATION Network in North America in October 2008, with other territories expected to follow shortly after.

From the Press Release: Set in the distant future, the game is a fast and furious shoot 'em up with state-of-the-art graphics, driving soundtrack and classic fun gameplay sprinkled with fresh innovations. In the storyline, planet Earth's resistance aims to stop a deadly infection consuming both life forms and technology alike, oddly having to rely on an antihero mercenary and bounty hunter to pilot a mighty prototype star fighter. His goal: To fight his way to the virus' origin, save civilization and earn cash to boot!

New features:

- Visual improvements including y-scrolling, new background animations, newly added effects and more
- Contains new enemies, including newly crafted standard foes and...
 

Lumines Supernova coming to PSN this Fall

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325w ago - A brand new PS3-exclusive version of the popular Q Entertainment puzzle game is coming. The game is titled Lumines Supernova and will be an e-distributed game -- just like the Xbox Live version.

This PSN game will be pretty much the same deal as previous Lumines games, but with new stages and modes.

There are 40 skins to be unlocked in Challenge Mode, and there are a slew of news modes, including Dig Down Mode and Sequencer Mode.

Dig Down appears to be a Lumines-inspired version of Dig Dug, while Sequencer Mode allows players to create their own background music using various sounds and loops.

More screenshots are available at the link at the top!
 
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