219w ago - At TGS 2009 Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction will hit the street on February 26, 2010 exclusively for the Xbox 360 console and for Windows PC.
To quote: "Conviction is one of the most highly awarded Xbox 360 game during the E3 event this year.
Combining innovative gameplay features with a high-octane, no-holds barred storyline, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction arms the player with the lethal skills of an elite operative, and invites them into a dangerous world where justice means making your own rules.
An investigation into his daughter's death unwittingly leads former agent Sam Fisher to discover he's been betrayed by his former employer, the Third Echelon. Now a renegade, Fisher finds himself in a race against time to thwart a deadly terrorist plot that threatens millions.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction is the latest installment in the Splinter Cell collection series. The series have proven time and time again that it is one of the most critically acclaimed Xbox franchises."
220w ago - Konami is distributing a Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker PSP demo you can keep as a digital souvenir at the Tokyo Game.
The downloadable Peace Walker demo contains three missions, to quote:
Tutorial/Opening - 1 Player: This mission includes the introduction of the story, explanation of the control schematics and a training session. Recommend for first-time players.
Neutralize the Stronghold - 1 - 2: Players
This is a sneaking mission in which the player must neutralize an enemy stronghold.
Tank Battle - 1 - 4 Players: This mission's goal is the disarmament of the enemy tank and reinforcements. For advanced players.
Konami's TGS demo has an extra mission, Infiltrate the Mountain Facility, where players sneak into an enemy facility in the mountains. Play that or any of the other missions in Konami's booth and you get a set of PSP button attachments as a gift.
220w ago - Sony didn't unveil many details on the upcoming PlayStation Motion Controller at the Tokyo Game Show, however, Kaz Hirai did show off the updated design (pictured below) for the controller.
Additionally, Sony revealed that Biohazard 5: Alternative Edition will support the new Motion Controllers and is due out in Spring 2010.
LittleBigPlanet will also be updated with motion controls, providing a Super Mario Galaxy style second controller option, as well as (hopefully) speeding up the level creation process.
From the Press Release: Motion Controller* for PlayStation 3 to Become Available in Spring 2010
Motion Controller (Unofficial Name) Equipped with High-Precision Motion Sensors, Combined With PlayStation Eye Camera, Delivers Whole New Entertainment Experience on PlayStation 3
TOKYO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it will release a new Motion Controller (unofficial name) for PlayStation¬®3 (PS3¬®) computer entertainment system in Spring 2010.
The new controller, equipped with high-precision, highly accurate motion sensors, can deliver a whole new entertainment experience on PS3 when combined together with the PlayStation¬®Eye camera(*1). Capable of recognizing and tracking a user's face and voice...
Sony of Japan has just announced the very first 250GB PS3 bundle at this year's Tokyo Game Show.
For ¥41,600 (versus ¥29,980 yen for the standard Japanese PS3), gamers in Japan will receive a limited edition Final Fantasy XIII console with a 250GB HDD and lightning across the the body.
The PS3 normally ships with a 120GB hard drive, but the 250GB version has been rumored ever since the FCC leak. It will be available for purchase in Japan on December 17, 2009.
To quote: "Sony is taking advantage of its exclusivity of Final Fantasy XIII in Japan by introducing a new bundle. For 41600 yen, Japanese gamers will get a special limited edition system with Lightning (the main character, not the weather condition) printed on the body. It'll be available for purchase on 12/17 (so importers, get ready!).
220w ago - After Sony's Keynote address, Kazunori Yamauchi has just announced at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan press conference at the Tokyo Game Show that the official release date for Gran Turismo 5 is March 2010.
Additionally, the following GT5 modes and features were revealed:
• GT Mode: World Map, My Garage, Car Dealer, Tuning Shop, Championship Race, and License Test.
• Online: Open Lobby, Text/Voice Chat, Private Room, Online Photo Album, Online Replay Album, and you can export replays to YouTube.
• Photo Mode: Photo Drive, Photo Stage.
• GT TV: Improved UI, export of videos to PSP, and progressive downloading.
To quote: "Featuring lots of new cars, lifelike graphics, and amazing racing physics, GT5 will quickly become regarded as the top racing simulation game of all-time.
The game will feature over 950 cars, 20 locations, and 70 tracks.
A new YouTube feature will also be included along will a deep online mode including: open lobby, text/voice chat, private room, online photo album, online replay album, and you can export replays to YouTube."