218w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a TGS 2009 Quantum Theory PS3 update video from Tecmo, as follows:
Last time we saw Quantum Theory was at E3 2009, and the game was so early as to not even be playable.
Now with this gothic 3rd person shooter at about the 50% point in development, Tecmo allowed us to go hands on before granting us an interview with Director Makoto Shibata.
The playthrough helped us come up with a number of questions about the game, as did you readers. Here are the answers, as translated by Localization Producer Peter Garza:
I apologize for the fact that I'm practically yelling at Shibata-san; this dude over at the neighboring Alienware booth was incredibly, obnoxiously loud. If you were there, you know who I'm talking about.
Anyways, with a good deal more development to go, we'll keep tabs on this game for you, and report back at the next milestone.
218w ago - We caught our first glimpse of the PlayStation 3's new 3D Mode last month, and now a new video is available from this year's Tokyo Game Show.
Sony Computer Entertainment held a technology demonstration there showcasing once again WipEout HD being played in Stereoscopic 3D mode on the PS3 console... which requires the player to wear special glasses to see the effect.
To quote: The Director of the Software Development Department for SCE, Hideyuki Agata stated that, "Sony is looking to bring stereo vision to the home in 2010. We'd like to increase our content, in line with the start of 3D games in 2010.
So far, we've wanted to give players a more natural experience by converting 2D games into 3D. Bringing stereo vision to the game allows the player to feel more depth, and the game world becomes more real."
Check out the video below!
219w ago - Square Enix have been running a 3-day countdown on Final Fantasy XIII's official site with the promise of publicly unveiling the new Final Fantasy XIII trailer shown in private at this years TGS.
That countdown has just finished revealing a brand new trailer (below) for all of you to enjoy.
To quote: Visit the official site and select trailer 3 under the trailer section to view it in full. The trailer has also been sent out to major gaming websites with the instructions to post it after the official site.
The trailer has also been added to the Japanese PlayStation Store in full 1080p.
219w ago - The Alternative Edition of Resident Evil 5 may have sparked a bit jealousy within 360 owners.
However, during a Darkside Chronicles stage event at the Tokyo Game Show, producer Jun Takeuchi talked about new content that will be added to the 360 version of Resident Evil 5.
To quote: The new content that he mentioned was an added mission to the 360 version Resident Evil 5, which originally served a as flashback scene; with Chris and Jill duking it out with Wesker in the mansion.
360 owners may not have the availability of motion control yet. However, according to Dengeki, Capcom plans on offering the new content in "a different form" to 360 owners.
219w ago - The Tokyo Game Show 2009 is ending today, but not before an Assassin's Creed II video interview highlighting new gameplay surfaces.
Also available below is a Character List for Assassin's Creed II, which arrives on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November, 2009 and on PC in Q1, 2010.
So far not all of the characters that will be in the game have been revealed, so this is a partial list and includes some speculative characters.
To quote: Assassin's Creed 2 is an epic story of family, vengeance and conspiracy set in the pristine, yet brutal, backdrop of a Renaissance Italy.
Ezio befriends Leonardo da Vinci, takes on Florence's most powerful families and ventures throughout the canals of Venice where he learns to become a master assassin.
Here is a list of characters (both confirmed and unconfirmed) from the game:
CONFIRMED 1. Carno Grimaldi (one of Italy's most notorious evil men)
2. Caterina Sforza (famous for boldly uphold the military defense of her states)
3. Desmond Miles (is he still stuck in the Animus room?)
4. Giovanni Auditore di Firenze (Ezio's father, a banker)
5. Ezio Auditore di Firenze (a nobleman-turned-assassin, the main character you play as)