75w ago - Sony Brazil Manager Fabio Santana has posted up a Q&A interview today covering Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PlayStation 3, which aims to prove the time traveling sequel even surpasses the original game!
To quote: This week, Final Fantasy XIII-2 for PS3 is hitting stores across Japan with critical praise, garnering perfect scores from respected gaming magazines Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation.
Granted, the original FFXIII is the best-selling PS3 title in Japan by a wide margin, but this direct sequel isn't resting on the laurels of its predecessor. For starters, it will offer a dynamic narrative, addressing one of the main complaints about FFXIII - linearity.
The new game also has a darker and more serious tone, in line with the conclusion of the previous game, putting the glitter and glam of FFX-2.
When FFXIII-2 reaches US stores on January 31st, making it the fastest localization cycle among numbered episodes of the franchise - it will also deliver an improved combat system, an area full of mini games, branched dialogue trees with NPCs, and even multiple endings based on your time-traveling journey.
To learn more about how Square Enix plans to "exceed Final Fantasy XIII in every aspect,"...
179w ago - During the opening of the Video Game Awards 2009 a massive present was sat in the middle of the stage.
A pair of men ran onto the stage before it was blasted open all the while a Joker style voiceover set up the VGA's first world exclusive.
A CG trailer (below) showing Gotham rife with crime was shown. While no game title was announced, it seems certain that a sequel to the highly successful title from Rocksteady Studios is to receive a sequel.
To quote: "Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 was revealed during the opening of Video Game Awards. It is a sequel to one of the nominees for Game of the Year: Batman: Arkham Asylum, which was released earlier this summer.
Keep an eye on this web site for more information: http://www.arkhamhasmoved.com/"
187w ago - It appears Uncharted is definitely getting a movie after all. According to an interview with New York Magazine, creative director of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Amy Hennig, has told fans not to worry.
To quote: "It's definitely in the works, I can tell people. We've got the best possible partners we could in Columbia Pictures.
If anybody's got any fears of them not understanding the material or not loving it as much as we do, they can wipe those fears away, because these guys really get it.
I can say from the meetings I've had with them so far, their hearts and their heads are absolutely in the right place."
When asked about an Uncharted 3 PS3 game, she stated: "I don't think I'm able to talk about any of that right now.
On a completely general level, the PS3 is an amazing piece of hardware that both us and other developers are only now tapping into its full potential."
203w ago - The sequel to 2006's Hitman: Blood Money will reportedly be arriving sometime in late 2010 according to Variety.
A second movie in the franchise would also act as a tie-in for the video game stating, "[Hitman 2: The Movie] contain story elements from Hitman 5", due to release "in late 2010".
To quote: Twentieth Century Fox has "Hitman 2" in its crosshairs.
Studio has hired screenwriter Kyle Ward to write a script for the movie that catches title character, Agent 47, at a low point. He must build himself back up psychologically and physically to reclaim his mantle as the world's most feared assassin.
The film will contain story elements from "Hitman 5," the upcoming Eidos vidgame that will be released in late 2010.
Adrian Askarieh is producing with Chuck Gordon, with Daniel Alter executive producer.
The original "Hitman" starred Timothy Olyphant and grossed $100 million on a $30 million budget.