Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Fat Princess is coming!

MUCH anticipated and slightly controversial title Fat Princess, a downloadable game for the PlayStation 3, developed by Titan Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, is out tomorrow (Thursday, July 30).
The game will cost $14.99 in the U.S. and £11.99 in the UK.In Fat Princess, the player joins one of two opposing teams consisting of up to 16 cartoon characters, each with the goal of rescuing their team's princess from the other team's castle (similar in many respects to capture the flag modes found in other multiplayer video games). In order to make their opponents' task more difficult, players can feed captive princesses more and more food so that she will become heavier and harder to carry back to her respective castle.[5]

Players may change their character classes and abilities on the fly by picking up hats that are generated at their team's base. Hats can also be found on the battlefield where enemies have fallen. The game's five classes include mage, priest, warrior, worker, and ranger. Each class has its own unique set of weapons and abilities.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Uncharted 2 release date revealed

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves has finally received a release date of October 13 in the US, which usually means a few days after that, we'll get it here in the UK.
Tthe unveiling of the official UNCHARTED 2 box art shows Drake hanging for dear life - but of course this is all in a day's work.

In addition there are added pre-order features to mix up the experience, but these added features are only playable depending on where you pre-order from.

UNCHARTED 2 looks fantastic and appears to have a great single player campaign along with an impressive multiplayer and cooperative mode.

Monday, 13 July 2009

GTA style missions for Assassin's Creed 2

UBISOFT says its time-hopping stealth adventure game Assassin's Creed 2 will release simultaneously on all platforms on November 17, 2009.
The game promises some interesting new additions. The flying mechanic was one of the more interesting parts of the playable demo shown at E3. Using wings created by Renaissance inventor Leonardo Da Vinci, Ezio can swoop and fly through the streets of Venice using the drafts of burning fires to add altitude to his gliding trajectory.

The developers provided some other interesting details about the length of the main quest (longer than the 20-hour original game) as well as the weapons that Ezio will have at his disposal. They mentioned a hammer, axe and long pike among the new arms that Ezio can use to defeat enemy soldiers.
Most importantly, fans will be glad to know that the original pattern of eavesdropping, pickpocket and punching bag missions has been completely revised in this game. No longer will the player have to slog through a line of repetitive subquests -- instead, missions will be doled out by various factions in the city Grand Theft Auto style.

This game is certainly looking promising - let's hope this time its not just more 'style over substance'.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Demos galore for Euro PlayStation Network update

TO MAKE up for a couple of weeks of poor updates, Sony have replied with a great new update to the PlayStation Network in Europe and the UK.
This week we have demos including Ghostbusters, a fun game that my friend keeps harking on at me to buy so we can play online co-op.
Also available to download is a playable demo of Fuel, a Motorstorm-a-like which will get the adrenalin running.
And last up - one I've been waiting for for ages - is Battlefield 1943, the online World War Two first-person battleground game which I know and loved from my PC gaming days.
It's now here in all its Next-Gen glory, and this demo lets you play for 30 minutes for free - or you can snap it up for just £9.99 to play to your heart's content.
Let's hope every weekly update can keep up with the quality of this one!