Monday, July 11, 2011

Tales of Xillia - new video

A set of cut scenes comes a new trailer from Namco Bandai Tales of Xillia dedicated to, a new chapter in the long series of Japanese-style RPG which also is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. This is a 6 minute video that introduces the game world created for the Tales of these, with an interesting fit between anime style cut scenes that show characters and setting, unfortunately all in Japanese, for the moment.

The Secret World: a new video with computer graphics

Funcom has released a strange encounter, via GameTrailers, a new video dedicated to The Secret World, the highly anticipated MMORPG developed by Tornqvist in development for some time now with the Scandinavian team. Present at the Summer Showcase, EA, the game is therefore shown in two other pictures and videos, between this and the 18-minute reported a few days ago.

The one below is a movie made entirely in computer graphics, which shows another particular encounter between a character and one of the monstrous beings that populate the "secret world".

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - A level in video, with commentary

We go into action IGN has posted a new video of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, a 12-minute movie that shows a level of play. So we can see is a sequence of gameplay directly from the title in question, set in Shanghai, with commentary by director Jean-Francois Dugas. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is expected by August 26 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

BioShock: Rapture, soon availabl

The first book taken from the series BioShock will hit U.S. and British bookstores July 19. It's called BioShock: Rapture and was made by John Shirley, writer specializing in sci-fi novels. The story told in its pages covering the period of time ranging from the creation of Rapture at the beginning of the first game.

Criterion: Burnout Crash Party on Wii

The head of a different project Criterion, Alex Ward has revealed that the initial idea of Burnout Crash was playing on the Wii console, on which was actually started developing the game, in its infancy. Apparently, it was a slightly different game from the structural point of view, with a greater focus on user-generated content: the remote access was possible to complete an editor rather than allowed to build trails, paths and crossings on which various outbreak.

Valve will launch a comic book

Valve has announced it is working on a comic book entitled Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Stories Steam-Powered. The output is now provided only in the U.S., where the volume of 304 pages (published by Dark Horse Comics) will be released on November 16 at a price of $ 30. Inside, fans will discover the secrets and curiosities about the gestation of games like Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead.

Space Invaders become a movie

Oscar coming Apparently, someone thought that hitting a bunch of pixelated aliens advancing neatly from top to bottom gradually increasing speed to be a good subject for a feature film. Producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Gigi Pritzker of Odd Lot Entertainment have decided to purchase the rights for a film based on the official Space Invaders, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, and are currently seeking a writer for the screenplay.

Sony is preparing a surprise

Despite the relative absence of new guaranteed by the summer, Sony is still going to keep players on the alert. Apparently Japan has in the company of Serbia as a golden surprise for us that will be revealed this Friday on Gametrailers. For now, everything remains shrouded in mystery and we do not know if the ad will focus on the PlayStation 3, PSP or PlayStation new life.

Battlefield 3 on consoles with Frostbite 2.0

DICE has confirmed that, as he had initially announced, all versions of Battlefield 3 (PC, PS3 and Xbox 360) will be based on the engine Frostbite 2.0. Some rumors said that the console versions were not based on the engine in question, but the declaration of the designer Alan Kertz removes any doubt about it.

"I confirm that none of this makes any sense. The Frostbite 2.0 is the engine that moves the game on all platforms," Kertz wrote on his Twitter account. The PC version will be able to handle multiple players simultaneously online and, of course, will be more spectacular, but the technology used will be the same on all three platforms.

Space Invaders ready for the cinema

Space Inveaders recently entered the Guinness Book of Records as "the most successful arcade game ever." The golden moment of the game Taito does not seem to have worn off because someone is going to take him to the cinema. Producers Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Gigi Pritzker are ready to acquire the rights and are looking for a writer to draft the plot.

Other times there was talk of a film dedicated to Space Invaders, but it never materialized. This time the road seems to be the right one given that Bonaventure is not exactly the newest. We owe to him, in fact, important productions such as Transformers and GI Joe and he will probably produce another adaptation from an old video game Asteroids.

Monkey Island back in stores

LucasArts has officially announced the European release in stores (scheduled for September 9) of Monkey Island Special Edition Collection. Within this collection, sit two HD remakes already out on PSN, XBLA and PC. Among the extras, not found in previous editions, we will find a graphic improved, revised and refined controls, recording of conversations and unpublished audio commentary by Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman.

Project Zomboid coming on Steam?

Not yet, but a first step was taken not long ago the developers of the modest but very promising Zomboid Project said they are looking for distributors to increase the visibility and accessibility of their title. Well, the latest developments tell us that The Stone India has found at least one contact and it's Steam.

Soon, in fact, the title will be registered on the platform through which pass Valve updates. So Zomboid Project will not appear again in the store Valve remaining available on the official website. An understandable choice since it is a product not yet complete, but once ready will be a final version of the sandbox dedicated to zombies seem likely we will see on sale on Steam.

Satoru Iwata does not like FPS

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo presidentissimo, admitted he did not really love the first-person shooter, but at the same time is well aware of the popularity of this kind. Speaking at a recent meeting with investors, Iwata said that "today, especially in Western countries, the shooter of war are enormously popular, which is not the case in Japan." "Some of these titles come to sell over 10 million copies.

Steam does not release Battlefield 3

The so-called "war of digital distribution" between EA and Valve continues and as the final battleground chose the best one, as in translation, or Battlefield 3. It seems that the highly anticipated FPS will not be present in the Autumn Steam list. A "reveal" it was the EA website, which did not enter service between Valve distributors of the game.

Of course, Battlefield 3 is present in the "coming soon" Origin of the service, the same EA and other retailers such as Direct2Drive and GamersGate.

The dates of Limbo on PSN and Steam

Playdead Games has announced the dates of the PS3 and PC versions of the beautiful Limbo, which will be available on the European PlayStation Network on July 20. The PC version, distributed via Steam, will be released around the world a couple of weeks later, on August 2. "It 's been a year since Limbo was released on Xbox Live Arcade and on the occasion of the anniversary we are happy to officially announce the dates of the other two versions," reads the press release Playdead.

A demo of Mass Effect 3 before the release?

So it appears Casey Hudson of BioWare has made it clear through Twitter that will probably be released a demo of Mass Effect 3 before the release of the game, which we recall is expected in March on the PS3, PC and Xbox 360. It would be a change from the second chapter, but a return from the first, which enjoyed a demo version.