The follow-up to the sword-slashing original, Red Steel 2 will make full use of Wii MotionPlus, promising a 1:1 representation of your movements on screen. Developed by Ubisoft, the company plans to bundle the accessory with the game as well. While no release date has been set yet, Red Steel 2 will be available exclusively for the Wii when it does launch.
At the company's E3 press conference, Microsoft announced a new downloadable Xbox Live Arcade racing game that will use your Xbox Live avatar in game. While additional tracks will be available for purchase, Joy Ride will be completely free to download.
We discover a great way to make omelets in a Ziploc bag, as well as rename the Netbook Guggenheimer and discover the cattle prods will soon be installed in your car. Oh, and Windows 7 is coming October 22.Listen now: Download today's podcast Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) Episode 988
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The breakthrough sci-fi role-playing-game is back in Mass Effect 2. Lead Commander Shepard through the galaxy once again as you interact with different alien races. Mass Effect 2 is set to blast off in early 2010 for the PC and Xbox 360.
Brutal Legend stars Jack Black as a rock 'n' roll roadie who must battle demons in hell. Also lending their voices to the project are Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Kilmeister. Brutal Legend is set to melt faces on October 13 for Xbox 360 and PS3.
APB will offer players an online world where they must assume the roles of gang members who continuously battle for turf. Developed by Realtime Worlds, APB will be available exclusively on Xbox 360 and PC.
Tony Hawk himself showed off his new game, Tony Hawk Ride at E3 2009. Gamers will use a wireless skateboard controller to jump, turn, and do tricks. Ride is expected this October for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii.
This week's E3 2009 coverage continues as The 404 examines the Nintendo and Sony press conferences!
Each company made plenty of exciting announcements as well as some not-so-exciting ones. Will anyone really ever use a Wii Vitality Sensor? Sony officially debuted the PSP Go, which will be released October 1 for $250. We think that may be a bit much for the redesign, but the 16GB of internal storage sure is tempting.
We were glad to see all the awesome game announcements, including titles even our own Justin Yu has heard of! Yes, Justin, they're still making Super Mario games. Having not even made his way through the first quarter of the original God of War, Justin is still pleased to hear about God of War III coming to the PS3 in March of 2010.
Finally, a big congrats is in order to Blake Stevenson, the winner of our 404 logo design contest.EPISODE 355 Download today's podcast Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
While Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary game designer behind Nintendo hits such as Mario and Zelda, did not make an appearance during Nintendo's big E3 press conference, we did get a chance to see him host a small, intimate behind-closed-doors session (no photos or video allowed) later in the day with a select group of journalists and developers.
Speaking through a translator, Miyamoto personally grabbed a controller to demonstrate the New Super Mario Bros. for the Wii, talked the crowd through a Wii Sports Resort demo, and showed video of Super Mario Galaxy 2 and the new Zelda game for the Nintendo DS. But the real attraction was in hearing one of gaming's great minds hold court on a variety of topics, usually while his corporate minders cringed in horror (Miyamoto is as notoriously loose-lipped as Nintendo is secretive).
One new project Miyamoto said he was interested in pursuing was a software package for the Nintendo DS, aiming to make it useful as a carry-around digital device for everyday life. The examples he gave included being out shopping and being able to use the DSi's Wi-Fi connection to call up a map of the shopping mall you're in, or a classroom where teachers and students use DSi systems like a tiny tablet PC. "A program like that is something I've been interested in for a while," Miyamoto said.
Having worked on Mario games for about 20 years, Miyamoto says there's one thing he's been trying to do all that time--recreate the classic single-play Mario Bros. experience within a multiplayer environment.… Read more
Eidos' highly anticipated Batman: Arkham Asylum is due to hit stores on August 25. The action title, which will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, and PCs, follows the caped crusader as he takes on the likes of Joker, Poison Ivy, and other supervillains. Several new screenshots surfaced at E3 2009.
Additional reading: Dan Ackerman's take on Batman: Arkham Asylum.