Playstation 3 gamers looking to finally get their hands on the arcade fighting favorite will be able to do so in the Playstation Update today. The game will be available for $14.99. There is also a boxed card version of the game available for the same price at retail stores but with only limited copies. 15,000 of those cards will be limited accross North America so you better hurry if you aren't able to download the game over PSN.
Marvel VS Capcom 2 features the biggest roster of challengers to ever square off in a Capcom fighting game, a total of 56 combined brawlers from both the Capcom and Marvel universes. From the world of Capcom comes characters such as Ryu from the Street Fighter® series, Jill Valentine from the Resident Evil® games and unofficial company mascot Mega Man®. Marvel is represented by some of its biggest names, including the Invincible Iron Man, Captain America, the Sentinel of Liberty, and War Machine, Weapon of S.H.I.E.L.D. Players can mix and match from both worlds in order to create their own ideal three man/woman/robot/monster team-up.
The Playstation 3 exclusive zombie thriller, Burn Zombie Burn! has officially sold over 700,000 units. To what you probably already know, this is doublesix's first digitally released title on the Playstation 3. James Brooksby, the head of the studio commented on the games success.
"We're clearly delighted that 'Burn Zombie Burn' is performing well. It's our first experience of digital console publishing and we've found the entire process very exciting and rewarding. However, I do wish that all the platform owners would make their digital sales figures public. We feel this lack of transparency is hindering the development of these channels. We're happy to back this opinion up with the release of the figures for 'Burn Zombie Burn'. The game has now reached our internal sales target of 70,000 copies sold worldwide and that's without the upcoming expansion packs, bundles, comic, player guide, Home space, competitions, Asian release etc."
The third-person action-adventure PS3 exclusive, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has officially been dated today. As you can see above the box art was also released looking as spicy as the game itself. The game itself will be hitting store shelves on Rocktober 13th, that's October 13th in North America. Many of you may remember that is the same day Brutal Legend releases as well, so make sure you think long and hard before you make your choice.
Gamestop apparently will have an exclusive pre-order bonus giving gamers early access to the multiplayer demo while everyone else will have to wait until September 30th. Outside of that there are 3 different pre-order exclusives going out on different retailers. Amazon will be giving out a Treasure Map that "allows players to discover hidden treasures throughout the game". GameCrazy will be getting a currency multipler item that unlocks multiplayer currency more quickly for a limited time.
Gamestop's early multiplayer demo access will begin on September 9th, so make sure you pre-order when you can.
Napalm & Cordite, the new weapon pack will be coming to Killzone 2 as part of a new weapon's pack. Here are a couple of descriptions of the weapons thanks to the Playstation Blog.
Napalm: The VC1 Flamethrower
Found in the Suljeva Cliffside map, the VC1 Flamethrower projects an ignited stream of flammable liquid at high pressure. Consisting of low-octane gasoline and an unidentified component indigenous to Helghan, this form of Napalm is extremely effective for clearing out enemy trenches and bunkers.
Cordite: The Boltgun 4400
Also known as “The Handyman”, the semi-automatic Boltgun 4400 can be picked up in the Arctower Landing map. It uses Cordite to propel metal bolts at an extremely high velocity, often pinning its targets to walls and other objects. In addition, each round contains a time-delayed explosive charge – so if impalement doesn’t finish the target off, the ensuing explosion will.
Sega has confirmed the official release date in an email sent out today, for their exclusive new IP, Bayonetta for the Playstation 3. The game will see release in North America in January 2010, which follows its release in Japan on October 29th. Sega goes on to say...
“Bayonetta is an extremely important new IP for SEGA and adds a new level of depth to our growing portfolio. As a result of market analysis we have taken a Publishing decision that January 2010 is the optimum release time in the Western Markets to maximize this exciting new title's potential,” said Mike Hayes, President and COO for SEGA West.
You can expect to see more coverage of the game all over the internet especially as the game will make an appearance at this years GamesCon in Cologne, Germany this August. It appears as if Early 2010 is starting to become the new Fall Holiday season.
It's unsure as to why, but somehow the Playstation Network version of Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 has mysteriously been pushed to releasing 2 weeks after the Xbox Live Arcade version. Perhaps because of Microsoft's "Summer of the Arcade". The game will see release on August 13th priced at $15 bucks.
It is certainly confusing as to why the PSN version will be releasing 2 weeks later, and what could have caused this "delay". According to Kotaku at least, when the release date dropped for the Xbox Live Arcade version, the Capcom European website showed an image that revealed the game was releasing along side each other. However, that has obviously been mis-leading and today Capcom confirmed its intentions for the games release.
One would have thought that since Capcom released a small demo on the Playstation Network first its full version would have come before the Xbox Live Arcade version and not the other way around. How mis-leading information can be these days.
Kicking off the anniversary week of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Konami has officially released a new Metal Gear Online downloadable map, character and new mode. The new update allows for players to play as Old Snake.
Best suited for medium-to long-range combat, the new map - Icebound Inferno - will be recognized by fans of the franchise as the famed "Shadow Moses" map from the first METAL GEAR SOLID game. The map features an Arctic Island that consists of a large snowfield with buildings of varying heights.
In addition, the download allows players to use Old Snake as a unique character and the Octo-cam suit as a weapon. In a twist, Old Snake will not become completely invisible when using the suit, but will automatically blend with the environment. The latest download will also include an Auto Matching Reward mode in which the winner of the match wins more reward points than normal. When playing an individual match in this mode, only the winner receives the reward points while in a team match, the team member ranked first will win the reward points.
When Jack Tretton announced at Sony's press conference Tuesday morning that more PSOne classics will be hitting the Playstation Network, he certainly wasn't kidding. Konami seems to have announced that the original Metal Gear Solid will be hitting the Playstation Network on June 18th. The game will cost a juicy $9.99.
Even though you can find it cheaper on Amazon.com with the original discs in tact. Though you're out of luck if you weren't luck enough to get a backwards comptible PS3 or still have your PS2 lying around. With Final Fantasy 7 coming to the PSN today in NA and hitting Europe, you can expect to hear something for you Europeans out there soon enough.
Rockstar Games has announced that a Playstation3 exclusive title, Agent, is currently under development. Agent is being developed by the Rockstar North team, which is best known for their work on the Grand Theft Auto series.
"We have always enjoyed making action games, and with Agent we are making what we believe will be the ultimate action game," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. "Agent is a game we have wanted to make for a long time. The team in Edinburgh is doing an amazing job combining intense action, atmosphere and story in a great period setting to create something that feels quite unique. We cannot wait for people to experience this game."
Agent takes players on a paranoid journey into the world of counter-intelligence, espionage and political assassinations during the height of the Cold War at the end of the 1970s.
An original Playstation classic hits the servers today in that of the original Resident Evil and for the cheap price of $9.99. If anyone's in the mood for nostalgia then that's your game. Plus a Crash Commando demo makes an appearance.