LucasArts has used its Jedi mind tricks to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding its new internally developed game franchise, Star Wars 1313.
This third person cinematic action adventure game will make its formal debut at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which takes place in Los Angeles between 5 and 7 June.
Players assume the role of a lethal bounty hunter in the Coruscant underworld, known as the most dangerous place in the Star Wars galaxy.
Gamers must use their arsenal of exotic weaponry and gadgets as opposed to any supernatural Force powers, in order to hunt down marks and uncover the truth surrounding a sinister criminal conspiracy. The company did not provide a release date or specify which platforms this title will become available for.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance slicing way on to HD consoles in 2013
Kojima Productions and Platinum Games have declassified intel concerning Metal Gear Solid Rising: Revengeance, which will only be released in early 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. One of our favourite characters from the Metal Gear franchise, samurai-sword-wielding Raiden from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty makes his return.
The game’s story takes place several years after the events within Metal Gear Solid 4, with cyborgs spreading at a rapid pace throughout the world. This creates the opportunity to take on superhuman foes around almost every corner.
Unlike the Metal Gear Solid games, you do not make use of a combination of stealth and action, but adopt a much more aggressive (and gory) approach in dispatching enemies. The title focuses almost exclusively on action, with players slicing and dicing up soldiers, cyborgs, and even helicopters in mid flight.
Watch how you will be bathing in the blood of foes in the trailer posted below.
Insomniac Games announces new Ratchet and Clank
Ah, Insomniac. It was but a few short weeks ago that the highly regarded developers announced a rather unexpected Facebook game, named Outernaughts. However, if if PS3 gamers were starting to be concerned that the Resistance 3 and Ratchet and Clank developers had forsaken their roots, they needn’t have worried.
Joining the forthcoming Ratchet and Clank Collection (HD remastered versions of the first, second and third titles, originally on the PS2) Insomniac Games has announced a new Ratchet and Clank adventure on the PS3, titled Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault for release later this year.
Both the remastered release of the first three titles, and the latest addition to the Ratchet and Clank stable, are part of the celebration of the upcoming tenth anniversary of the franchise’s existence.
Although details on the game are scant at present, Insomniac Game’s chief executive officer Ted Price revealed in a blog post that the downloadable title will return to the series’ classic feel, camera, controls and weapons. This follows the departure particularly with regards to the camera, that characterised the previous entry, All 4 One.
Price also noted that this would run alongside offering “players a whole new way to play Ratchet & Clank.” He added that the game will boast online features, and be playable with one’s friends.
Gaming fortuneteller foretells of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
In 2010 we enjoyed running through the beautiful environments and slaying legendary mythological foes, within the captivating action/adventure title Castlevania Lords of Shadow.
Now Konami has announced the sequel to this game during its E3 pre-show event, via a teaser trailer posted below.
In this sneak peak, we see the hero of the first game, Gabriel Belmont, using supernatural powers to defeat an army that has assembled to destroy him. At the end of the trailer, Belmont faces the only challenger to remain standing, one that looks suspiciously familiar within this genre. It makes us think that a return of Alucard is on the tarot cards...
Dead Space 3 screens leaked, EA confirms
A series of leaked screenshots on AllGamesBeta revealed that another horror sequel coming to creep us out for sure is Dead Space 3.
Isaac’s ordeal apparently is far from over; however, the new screens provide an early look at the cooperative companion who will be facing down the horrors with him.
Better yet, EA has followed up the leak by confirming that the game is indeed in the works according to IGN, and promised that more will be revealed during the course of the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3).
The news comes as little surprise, as the company made no secret of the fact that Dead Space was intended to be a trilogy three years ago. Between Doom 3 being revitalised, Dead Space 3 being confirmed, and Prometheus out for release a mere week away, space is looking like a deliciously scary place right now.
We’re going to be Doomed! Again!
The Mayans were right after all – we are doomed. This week, Bethesda and id Software announced that they would be releasing a Doom 3 BFG edition, which will apparently boast Doom, Doom 2, Doom 3 and its addon, Resurrection of Evil, all remastered for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Additionally, seven new levels, entitled The Lost Mission, will be included in case that’s not a hell of enough of a game for you. Trophies and Achievements for the PS3 and Xbox 360 respectively will be supported, as will 5.1 surround sound.
Taking the place of the affectionately known and relied on duct tape mod, the BFG edition will come with an armour mounted flashlight, allowing one to shoot enemies and shine a little light on the dark corners that monsters love to hide in, while soiling oneself. Unfortunately for Doom neophytes, the BFG edition will not include nappies.
Hit the announcement video below for a little taste of what should be taking us back to fond memories of hell later this year.
New Tomb Raider trailer tantalises
The reboot of Tomb Raider, which is an origins story of how Lara Croft came to be the now famous adventurer, will see Lara going through all kinds of horrors.
The latest trailer opens with the titular adventurer suspended from her feet in a creepy cave, and continues with a scene that is more than a little reminiscent of survival horror movie, The Descent. As it progresses though, the new trailer shows Lara beset by vicious wolves and sadistic assailants alike, and very briefly hints at the point at which Lara comes into her own and awakens her inner warrior.
Even more compelling though, is by the end of the trailer, we were getting a distinctive Uncharted vibe – and that is a very good thing. If it continues in the vein hinted at in the trailer, March is going to be a very good month indeed.
Hit the trailer below, for a greatly muddied Lara, in what is already shaping up to be a game we are keeping a hopeful eye on.