9w ago - Frima Studio's Laurent Mercure outlined the many classes of Zombie Tycoon 2: Samurai, including Engineers and more below today.
To quote: When we announced the release of Zombie Tycoon 2 right here, we were purposely a bit vague about the gameplay. But, now that the game's release is only weeks away, we've got nothing to hide!
Zombie Tycoon 2 is a tactical real-time strategy game in which you will lay waste to your enemies by controlling two squads of zombies, one hero-like monster, and one zombie-spawning vehicle. We use the term 'tactical' because the game is all about managing your units and deciding how to tackle the warzone.
There are no resources to gather, no structures to build, and no tech-tree to climb. As you capture buildings, your zombie army grows, you unlock the ability to transform your zombies, your monster gains levels, and you expand your control over the battlefield.
Our biggest challenge as a developer was coming up with controls that not only work well, but feel intuitive on both PS3 and PS Vita. And guess what?
Impressions so far are unanimous: we pulled it off! Your squads of zombies are linked to two of your face buttons, while the other two buttons control your monster and your spawner. All four of your monster's active abilities are...
43w ago - XSeed Senior Editor Jessica Chavez has announced today that Way of The Samurai 4 is out on PSN beginning today with a new video trailer below.
To quote: Last time , my colleague Tom introduced you guys to our upcoming release (out today!), Way of the Samurai 4.
He expounded on the back story, the sandbox nature of its gameplay, and a bit of the silliness you will encounter if you take up arms in Amihama.
He tried to warn you. I'm just going to tell you. This game is crazy. Like, if you punch people, eggs fall out crazy.
Way of the Samurai 4 drops players into a period drama populated by Edo-era Japanese citizens, trade-hungry foreigners and hundreds of crates flaunting their breakability. As a masterless samurai, you're free to aid whichever faction vying for dominance in Amihama that you like.
You can choose to support the local government (the Shogunate forces), the isolationists movement (the Prajna), or the diminutive, sweets-obsessed diplomatic envoy from the British. Or you can do what I did and just run around killing everybody.
Whether or not you play by the rules is up to you. With ten endings and a ton of branching story potentials, I highly recommend just trying everything. Everything.
63w ago - XSeed Localization Specialist Tom Lipschultz has unveiled today that Way of the Samurai 4 is coming exclusively to the PS3 entertainment system with details below.
To quote: Say WotS?! You heard me right! Spike and Acquire's Way of the Samurai 4 is confirmed for release in North America on the PS3, and we at XSEED Games are pleased to be bringing it to you fully uncut and uncensored.
Torture chambers, naughty midnight missions in the dark and all the brutal slaughtering you can handle await in this riveting and 100% historically accurate (shhhh!) sandbox-style samurai period drama.
Admiral Perry has just opened Japan's borders to the British, allowing for a long-overdue globalization process to begin.
Unfortunately, one of the open ports happens to be a modest Japanese burg called Amihama, where a resistance group known as the "Disciples of Prajna" have taken up arms against the arriving foreigners and all who support them.
As a lone samurai who's just arrived amidst the chaos, it's up to you whether you want to join forces with the Prajna resistance, fight alongside the foreigners in the name of progress or take your stance somewhere between the two by supporting the local government's attempts to quell the violence (through any means possible).
140w ago - Capcom PR Manager Brian Keltner has shared a video preview today of Samurai Cards for Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes on the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: Sengoku BASARA: Samurai Heroes is in stores now so we (Capcom) are bringing the fans a ton of new stuff about the game.
Throughout the week, we'll be releasing Hero Cards for each of the playable characters giving you a little back story on each character and some of their special moves. Just for the PlayStation.Blog, Capcom is giving you a preview of the first four of the 16 playable characters.
Each with their own unique weapons, moves, and personality you take your warrior to the battlefields of 16th century Japan to try and conquer the country. The ultimate ending of the game takes place at the battle of Sekigahara.
Based on the character you start with and the way you work your way through the battles, the story changes and allows you to see this final battle from various perspectives. Each character charts their own course through Japan, so after finishing with one character, try another for a new...
141w ago - Today we received word from Kevin that the PS Samurai PS JailBreak clone USB modchip has arrived, and similar to a few others it includes a custom upgrader PC and MAC application.
From the e-mail, to quote: PS SAMURAI has now been released.
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI uses its own, custom programming software for PC and MAC.
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI has a recovery function, very useful after a bad flash.
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI uses 32KB on-board flash (majority uses 16KB)
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI is delivered with no code inside which means it is 100% legal.
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI device is rubbercoated and designed to enchance protection and grip.
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI can be afforded by ordinary people
From the official site (linked above):
• USB Plug and Play solution that installs in seconds without any need to open up the PS3.
• Does not break your warranty seal.
• Compatible with all PS3 models*, both Fat and Slim.
• Supports all regions: USA, JAP, PAL and KOREA.
• Fully updatable via USB on your PC using an encrypted bootloader
• 32KB onboard flash (most competing products only have 16KB flash)