250w ago - PES 2009 for the Nintendo Wii boasts three control methods, with the intuitive 'point and drag' interface of last year's game enhanced to make defending and shooting more instinctive.
Players use the Nunchuck or the Wii Remote to control the player on the ball, while they pick the player to pass to, or send them on runs into space.
The system has been further refined, so that close control is improved, but two new control ideas have also been implemented.
Press Release: KONAMI UNVEILS NEW GAME TRAILER AND DETAILS OF PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2009 FOR Wii
Enhanced AI, Improved Control and Added Game Modes Announced for the Wii version of the Next Addition to the PES Franchise
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today revealed a new game trailer and details of Pro Evolution Soccer™ 2009 (PES 2009) for Wii™ scheduled to be released on March 17th, 2009.
The new game builds on the innovative control system pioneered by its predecessor, with PES 2009 adding a wide range of new control and content elements which will affirm its title as the definitive football title for the Nintendo console.
Users can now play PES 2009 using either the Classic Controller or the Wii Remote held sideways. Selecting these...
256w ago - Although Star Ocean: First Departure just came out this past October, Square-Enix has already cranked out a port of its sequel with Star Ocean: Second Evolution.
Gameplay-wise, the two are absolutely identical, so if you just recently played through First Departure, unless you absolutely loved it to death, we recommend giving yourself a little buffer time so you don't get tired of the formula.
Unlike the first Star Ocean though, at the start you get to choose between two distinct characters: Claude, the Earthling from a technologically advanced space-traveling federation, or Rena, the magically-powered country bumpkin from a small town on an undeveloped planet.
While the parts of the story where their paths converge will be pretty much the same regardless of whom you choose (they're both in your party for a good chunk of the game), there are portions that are completely different depending on the character you pick.
For example, Claude and Rena split up at one point to rescue a bunch of children from bandits, and depending on who your main character is, you'll have a different perspective and fight completely different boss battles.
The real-time battles are on the button-mashy side, with auto- or semi-auto targeting only, and attacks mapped to the X button,...
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."