62w ago - Sony Blog Manager Fred Dutton has outlined Puppeteer for the PS3 today, which blends the best of of both the East and West!
To quote: In last week's behind the scenes Puppeteer interview, we talked to creator Gavin Moore about the origins of the title and got some lovely insight into what makes a great kids game really sing.
In the second part of the interview, Gavin touched on the game's size, its roots in classic platformers of yesteryear and what the development team's vibrant cultural mix brings to the project.
Read on for more on Sony Japan Studio's tantalizing platformer, and look for a new update on development - penned by Gavin himself - next week.
Fred Dutton, PlayStation.Blog Europe Manager: So, is Puppeteer a Japanese game or a Western game?
Gavin Moore, Puppeteer Creator: It's really interesting actually. I've seen people have arguments in the office about this - "It's Western," "No, it's Japanese" and so on.
The Western people tend to say it's Japanese, and the Japanese people tend to say it's Western. It's a game, guys - it doesn't matter!
But I'd say it's in the middle. Most of the team are Japanese - probably 95%. But obviously, as the director, the guy in charge, with all that Englishness in...
65w ago - Today Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata confirmed Wii U specs (PDF) during a Japanese presentation alongside Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime discussing the Wii U retail bundles release date, pricing, specifications and launch software.
Below are the details and video, as follows:
The Nintendo Wii U will launch in the US on November 18, 2012 for $299.99 for the basic 8GB version and $349.99 for the deluxe 32GB version that comes complete with extra accessories and the Nintendo Land video game.
In Europe Nintendo's Wii U handheld will launch on November 30, and in Japan the Wii U will launch on December 8, 2012 costing 26,250 Yen for the basic model and 31,000 Yen for the premium model and will also have 8GB and 32GB capacity respectively.
This storage will be used for game saves, game data, and other content downloaded from the Nintendo Network. Wii U game discs will be 25GB each so by the looks of it game installs won't be possible, well not on launch at least. Both SKUs will include HDMI cables an AC adapters for the console and Wii U Gamepad. The Wii U measures 46 mm x 172 mm x 268.5 mm horizontally, it can also be placed vertically.
69w ago - Gaijinworks President Victor Ireland has announced today that the Legendary RPG Alundra is venturing into the PSN Store under PS One Classics!
To quote: I remember being at Tokyo Game Show the first time I saw Alundra. It was in the Sony booth on a single monitor in line with a number of other titles, with little signage.
There wasn't even an attendant managing the area. Important games often have multiple monitors, lots of signage and possibly special happenings as well as a person assigned to work the area, answer questions, help with gameplay, etc. Alundra had none of that.
The presentation at that Tokyo Game show was a metaphor for the game itself - confident, yet unassuming. But appearances can be deceptive - and that was never truer than with Alundra.
I knew what I was looking at the moment I laid eyes on it. I let out a little gasp - OMG, is... is that a new Landstalker game? The look of the main character and the isometric perspective was unmistakable.
I could scarcely believe it was what I thought it was. I tracked down someone to help me in the best Japanese I could muster. They kindly got me in touch with one of the staff working on the title.
"Is this a Landstalker sequel?" I asked, barely able to hide my excitement. No,...
71w ago - Ubisoft Producer Adam Sarasohn has confirmed for fans that The Expendables 2: The Videogame will be blowing the top off PSN Play beginning today.
To quote: The Expendables 2: The Videogame will be kicking off the PSN PLAY program today, giving PlayStation gamers the first chance to play this explosive shooter.
Following the critically acclaimed action movie series by Lionsgate and Millennium Films, The Expendables 2: The Videogame put gamers in control of four of the world's top mercenaries - Barney Ross, Hale Caesar, Gunner Jensen and Yin Yang - as they embark on a rescue mission for a kidnapped billionaire.
Each mercenary will have a distinct play style giving you the choice to tackle enemies up-close or from afar. Here's a quick breakdown of each of the characters weapons and abilities:
Barney Ross: As the leader of the Expendables, Barney is a solid all-around character with no particular weaknesses. His dual pistols or Colt revolver make short work of weaker enemies, while a well-timed grenade toss can take out turrets, tanks, and whatever else the game throws your way. And if someone gets a little too close, Barney's brass knuckles will send them flying back where they came from.
Hale Caesar: Hale is your explosives expert. His weapons are...
72w ago - Digital Distribution Senior Manager Pierre Gravereau has announced alongside a video that as part of PSN PLAY fans can pre-order The Expendables 2 starting today.
Below are the details, to quote: PSN PLAY is just starting to heat up, and starting today, you can pre-order the first game in this year's line-up.
The Expendables 2 is the first title available for PSN PLAY, and it's launching first exclusively on PS3!
The Expendables 2 is a co-op arcade-style shoot 'em up, and takes place just before the events of the upcoming movie of the same name.
Up to four players can join up to take part in an action-packed rescue mission spanning a number of exotic locales. If you missed the announcement trailer, be sure to check it out below.
The Expendables 2 hits PSN on July 31 for $14.99, and PlayStation Plus members can nab the game for $11.99 (20% off) during launch week. Pre-order the game now for a free theme based on The Expendables 2.
Come back next Tuesday for another post with more info on The Expendables 2, and don't miss out on our special cash voucher savings by purchasing titles in the PSN PLAY line-up.
We'll have more information on the rest of the PSN PLAY...