Konami has announced that Zone of the Enders HD Collection will be making its way to PS3 and XBox 360 this autumn. The collection will include Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner remastered in HD. Both games premiered on PlayStation 2 and were developed by Kojima Productions, the studio behind recent Metal Gear Solid titles .
Aksys Games has announced the follow up to 2010’s sleeper hit 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and proclaimed it to be the second title in the “Zero Escape” series. Formally known as Zennin Shiboudesu, the title has been translated as Virtue’s Last Reward, and will be headed to both the 3DS and VITA handheld consoles in retail form, as well as a digital release via the PSN. The game will feature full voice acting, several endings, and returning characters from the previous game. No release date has been announced yet but Aksys has indicated it will arrive by the end of the year.
I have a serious bone to pick with Compile Heart. Since I’ve had this job, I’ve played several games from this developer, and to be frank they were all terrible. That includes the first Hyperdimension Neptunia. it couldn’t run at a proper or consistent framerate, the battles (that you had frustratingly limited control over) took ages to finish, the characters and writing were stupid and obnoxious instead of funny, so on and so forth. So imagine how mad I was when, after spending time with the new sequel, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2: Electric Boogaloo, (Editor’s note: Don’t worry folks, he will be punished justly for that joke) I realized I was playing a good game. I swaggered in to this game fully intending to essentially riff it, highlighting all the problems with some extra hyperbole for added humor and then topping the whole thing off with some sort of rant against low budget jRPG stagnation. Suddenly, I looked at the clock and it was 4 AM and I had been playing Neptunia mk2 ALL DAY. So, before I get into my review, I must pose a question for Compile Heart. Why? Why must you play with my heart so? Okay, moving on.
Not so long ago we told you about the rumored Pokemon Gray. Well now we can tell you it’s not coming…but Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 are coming. Continue Reading
Grasshopper Manufacture, one of my personal favorite developers, along with publisher Digital Reality, have finally announced a release date for Sine Mora, their upcoming “dieselpunk” shoot ’em up game exclusively on XBOX LIVE Arcade. A new trailer has also been released to celebrate the occasion. With Grasshopper behind the wheel and the legendary Akira Yamaoka in charge of the soundtrack, this will definitely be a game to look out for when it launches on March 21st.
Sega has announced, via YouTube teaser, a new Dreamcast game coming for PSN and XBLA. We hope you’re ready to tag some walls and rock some grooves, because it’s Jet Grind Radio. Continue Reading
After months of anticipation, frustrating news updates, and general pre-console release internet silliness, the PlayStation VITA is finally in
my gamers’ hands. I haven’t had a ton of time with the system, but I’d like to think I’ve thoroughly investigated much of what the PSP’s shiny (and enormous) new successor has to offer. Rather than dragging this out and rambling about things nobody honestly cares very much about, I’ll be taking a simpler approach to my review, focusing on things about the VITA that stand out to me, both for better or worse. How does it hold up alongside Nintendo’s 3DS? You won’t be getting any of that from me, because console wars are for chumps. Here we go: Continue Reading
Even after Jessie’s impressions I was still kind of looking forward to the PS Vita. It looked like a fun system. As a fan of portable gaming I was prepared to forgive some of Sony’s missteps in the past. Then they announced that before the Vita got a major release they already had a firmware update.
You know, sometimes these things just write themselves.
See you next week.
We were all kinds of excited this summer when it was confirmed Borderlands 2 was in development. Then it briefly fell off the radar in the face of an amazing Fall line-up that included Gears of War 3, Batman: Arkham City, Uncharted 3 and Skyrim. After seeing the launch trailer for the game, slated for September 18, we’re more pumped than ever. The promise of action-packed 4 player co-op, a slew of new guns, and a dancing claptrap are more than enough to help me stomach the tongue in cheek use of dubstep.
After roughly a year of Internet activism, Operation Rainfall and its supporters are finally one step closer to having their wish fully realized. This morning, XSEED Games announced it will be teaming up with Nintendo to bring The Last Story to North America, exclusively for the Wii.
“I am very happy to be able to confirm that The Last Story will be released in North America,” stated Hironobu Sakaguchi, CEO of MISTWALKER. “XSEED Games has a reputation for bringing high-quality JRPGs to America, and I’m sure they will do a great job with this release too.”
The Last Story is a sprawling cinematic experience that follows the tales of a band of mercenaries as they try to make a better life for themselves in the midst of a dying empire. It is roughly set to release this summer.
Now if only Pandora’s Tower could be released in North America, Operation Rainfall can be considered a complete success.