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Confirmed: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years on WiiWare & More!

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286w ago - At GDC '09 today Square Enix confirmed that Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is heading to Nintendo's WiiWare as well as Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King.

Press Release: SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES NEW DOWNLOADABLE TITLES FOR Wii

Line-up includes Two WiiWare titles and Final Fantasy series for Wii Virtual Console

GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (25th March, 2009) - Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) announced today at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), the forthcoming releases of new downloadable titles including Final Fantasy IV: THE AFTER YEARS™ and Final Fantasy CRYSTAL CHRONICLES®: My Life as a Darklord™ for WiiWare™, as well as the FINAL FANTASY® series for the Virtual Console™ for Wii™.

The release of these new downloadable titles represent Square Enix's recognition of the growing demand for online distribution of content/services, and the commitment they have made to provide content/services that match the needs of their customers.

Square Enix will be offering two new releases for WiiWare: Final Fantasy IV: THE AFTER YEARS and Final Fantasy CRYSTAL CHRONICLES: My Life as a Darklord.

FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS, is an RPG that continues...
 

Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 Multiplayer XBL Add-Ons Announced

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287w ago - Now players of Halo 3 and Gears of War 2 will see the multiplayer experiences made even better by great new Game Add-ons.

Press Release: "HALO 3" and "GEARS OF WAR 2" HEADLINE BLOCKBUSTER LINE-UP OF XBOX LIVE GAME ADD-ONS

LONDON 23rd March 2009 - Spring is nearly here, and with it comes new life for some of this generation's biggest, most action-packed games, exclusively on Xbox LIVE. With more than 35 million in combined sales, the "Halo" and "Gears of War" franchises have set the bar for multiplayer games on the console. Now players of "Halo 3" and "Gears of War 2" will see the multiplayer experiences made even better by great new Game Add-ons.

On 31st March, the Snowblind map pack gives "Gears of War 2" players a chance to cool off with four new, winter-themed environments: Grindyard, Under Hill, Courtyard, and a frozen version of the "Gears of War" favourite, Fuel depot. Hot on the heels of Snowblind comes the highly-anticipated "Halo 3" Mythic Map Pack, releasing 9th April with three new maps: Assembly, Orbital and Sandbox. Both Game Add-ons will be available only on Xbox LIVE for 800 Microsoft Points.

In addition to the exclusives mentioned above, Xbox 360 is the only console where you can extend your play with Game Add-ons from many of the year's...
 

LBP Sackboy Appears in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for PS3

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288w ago - Today SCEA Associate Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda unveiled that LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy makes an appearance in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for Sony's PS3 console.

To quote: I'm back once again with a special announcement from the fairway: LittleBigPlanet's very own Sackboy has landed on a Hot Shots Golf course near you (and by near you, I mean any of the 8 awesome courses in Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds!).

So now that your bestest wish has been granted, what more could we do for you? Well, for starters, we could also include a couple of cool outfits to dress up your Sackboy.

Obviously your next question is: when can I get my hands on this greatness? Well friends, here's the catch – you'll have to wait until tomorrow. I know it must seem like an eternity to some, but if you factor in eating and a good night's sleep, you are looking at a little over 16 hours of wait time.

Then of course if you consider school/work you're practically down to 8 hours; and take into account commuting and you are down to 5 hours; and let's not forget those 5 hours you spend daydreaming about Hot Shots Golf and clicking through YouTube. So you see, if you factor in all those events, the download is but a few minutes away!

Once today has whizzed on by, you'll...
 

Gears of War 3 is Not Coming to Sony's PlayStation 3 Console

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292w ago - I don't know how many times it has to be repeated, reiterated, redundantly reinforced and repetitively reproached, but gamers really, really need to understand that despite the hype, despite the news, despite whatever they hear or read from anyone else, GOW 3 is not coming to the PS3.

The rumors have been put out there but they also need to be squashed, and [Register or Login to view links] has aptly done so.

There was a lot of talk about Gears of War 3 coming to the PlayStation 3 ever since the Gears of War 2 writer, Joshua Ortega mentioned that the Gears of War series could expand as a video game franchise for about ten years. Sony often says the same thing about the PlayStation brand, which started the rumor that Gears of War 3 was coming to the PS3.

Just like God of War - and how Sony owns the rights to it as trademarked property and that means it won't be appearing on the Xbox 360 - so the same applies to Gears of War and Microsoft ensuring that it will never appear on the PlayStation 3.

Added to this, the rumor killer above pretty much lays out why Gears 3 won't be coming to the PS3. Besides, the only way it would happen is if Microsoft forfeited...
 

Lumines Classic Pack Hits PSN Today, Celebrates 4 Years of Fun

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292w ago - Q Entertainment Executive Producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi shared the following PSN update today:

It's hard to believe that 4 years has passed by since the original Lumines was released for the PSP.

Thanks to you addicts out there (!) the Lumines series has sold over two million units across multiple platforms and it's time that we bring you the skins that started the Lumines addiction!





The "Classic Pack" includes 20 skins from the original Lumines and is sure to bring back memories...at least for me it does. The Classic Pack will be available on the PlayStation Network starting Today, Feb. 12.

Enjoy!
 
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