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  • News Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Explodes onto PS3 in March

    True bromance

    Hours ahead of its annual Summer Showcase, EA has officially announced Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel for PlayStation 3. The Visceral Games Montreal developed sequel aims to re-imagine the occasionally juvenile franchise with a "more intense, mature, and grittier tone”. Powered by DICE’s stunning Frostbite 2 engine, the game...


  • News Farming Simulator 2013 Puts Down Roots on PS3

    Someone cull the crops

    In perhaps the most bizarre announcement of the week, Focus Home Interactive has announced that Farming Simulator 2013 is set to plough its way onto PS3 next year. The strangely popular PC series has already proved a massive hit in Europe, where it has sold a total of 2 million copies since its inception in 2009. Keep in mind...

  • News Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition Hits the Track This September

    Back to school

    A brand new budget version of Gran Turismo 5 will race onto European store shelves on 26th September, publisher Sony has announced. Dubbed the Academy Edition, the £19.99 re-release will come bundled with the original game and all of its DLC. Hopefully it has the racer’s extensive backlog of patches pre-installed, too. The game is...

  • News Sonic Adventure 2 Leaps onto PSN This Fall

    City escape

    Fans of urban snowboarding and killer bass lines will no doubt be stoked to learn that Sonic Adventure 2 is set to slide onto PSN later this year. The Dreamcast classic will be getting a fresh lick of paint, similar to other upgraded favourites such as Jet Set Radio and SEGA Bass Fishing. The original Sonic Adventure released on...

  • News There's Going to Be Another Earth Defense Forces Game

    Insect armageddon

    Not content with the upcoming Earth Defense Forces 3 Portable for PlayStation Vita, D3 Publisher has announced a fourth entry in the popular bug bashing series. The sequel – which is currently only confirmed for Japan – was revealed via a teaser website overnight. While the title is unlikely to skip on a Western release, the...

  • News F1 Race Stars Aims to Make Formula One Fun

    Over the top

    If you don’t know your KERS from your DRS, then Codemasters has announced a brand new racer that just might just tickle your fancy. The brilliantly cartoony F1 Race Stars promises to transform all of your favourite drivers into adorable bobble-heads and pit them against each other on tracks that would be deemed too exciting for the...

  • News Rhianna Pratchett Penning Tomb Raider Reboot


    Square Enix has announced that Rhianna Pratchett is the lead writer behind its upcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The British script writer previously worked on Mirror’s Edge and Heavenly Sword – the latter of which netted her a BAFTA nomination. Speaking about the project, Pratchett said: I grew up playing Tomb Raider, uncovering the...

  • News Fall of Cybertron's Multiplayer to Debut at Comic-Con

    Rolled out

    You’ll be able to get your first taste of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron’s multiplayer component at Comic-Con this weekend, publisher Activision has announced. It looks set to be a busy show for developer High Moon Studios, who’s also likely to announce its latest title Hit-Monkey. Elsewhere, Activision’s promising to reveal...

  • News Spartacus Legends Fights onto PS3 in 2013

    "I am Spartacus"

    In news that will almost certainly come as a surprise to, well, everyone, Ubisoft has announced that it’s working on Spartacus Legends, a fighting game based on the original Starz television show. The game’s set to brawl onto “your favourite console” in 2013 (which we’re assuming includes PS3) and will feature multiple...

  • News Angry Birds Trilogy Targets PlayStation 3 This Year

    Fowl flinger

    As previously teased, Activision will be tossing an updated version of Rovio’s popular mobile title Angry Birds onto the PlayStation 3 this year. The Move-enabled re-release – entitled the Angry Birds Trilogy – will collate the original Angry Birds with Angry Birds: Seasons and Angry Birds: Rio. “You can think of the game as...

  • News Transformers Developer Working on Marvel's Hit-Monkey

    No, us neither

    Transformers: Fall of Cybertron developer High Moon Studios is working on a video game adaptation of Marvel’s Hit-Monkey. If you’re clambering to the franchise’s Wikipedia page right now, rest assured you’re not alone. Apparently the game is based upon the comic book series of the same name, in which a Japanese macaque learns...

  • News The Walking Dead Now Has Two Competing Video Games

    People love zombies

    Activision’s clearly been paying close attention to Telltale’s success with its episodic The Walking Dead series, as it’s just announced a spin-off of its own called the, er, well, The Walking Dead. The Terminal Reality developed first-person shooter will put you in the shoes of Daryl Dixon, and see you travelling to...

  • News Tales of Xillia Travels Overseas Next Year

    Are you sitting comfortably?

    After some speculation, Namco Bandai has officially confirmed that it’s taking PlayStation 3 owners on a trip to the fantastical world of Rieze Maxia, as the hotly anticipated Tales of Xillia is finally set to journey overseas. The RPG – which released in Japan late last year – explores the escapades of Jude...

  • News Dragon Ball Z Budokai Gets HD Makeover on PS3

    Odd numbers only

    After a slew of rumours, Namco Bandai has officially confirmed that it’s bringing the heavily demanded Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection to PlayStation 3 this year. Strangely, the re-release will comprise the original Budokai title and the well received Budokai 3, but not the second game in the series. We’d love to make some...

  • News Marvel vs. Capcom Origins Bursts onto PSN This Year

    Bright lights

    If you’re keen to learn about the genesis of the air combo, Capcom has announced Marvel vs. Capcom Origins for the PlayStation Network. The digital bundle – set to release in September – collates the original Marvel vs. Capcom with Marvel Super Heroes. It’ll set you back $14.99. The re-release promises multiple updates,...

  • News JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle Brings Madness to PS3

    Where's your head at?

    CyberConnect2 – the developer behind the delightfully wacky Asura’s Wrath – has announced its next PlayStation 3 project. The wordy JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle is a brawler based on the long-running manga. To complement the announcement, a new series of the show has been announced for Japan. Apparently, it...


  • News Rugby League Live 2 Charges onto PS3 This Year


    Those of you that prefer your balls slightly squashed (and fundamentally not American) will probably be pleased to learn that Australian developer Big Ant Studios is hard at work on Rugby League Live 2 for PlayStation 3. The meaty sequel promises licensed teams from the NRL, Super League, Cooperative Championships, NSW and QLD cups,...

  • News The Expendables 2 Shoots onto PSN This Summer

    Last action hero

    Fans of high-profile actors and big explosions have our permission to scream like little girls, as Ubisoft has announced that it’s bringing The Expendables 2 to PSN this summer. The heavily rumoured movie spin-off promises “a feast of explosive over-the-top action, authentic to the Expendables franchise”. The game will see...

  • News Journey, Flower and Flow Getting Bundled Up


    Three of the best PlayStation Network titles to date will be getting a retail release, thatgamecompany has announced. The Journey: Collector’s Edition – spotted earlier in the month – will collate the indie studio’s most recent opus with previous endeavours flower and flOw. Unfortunately, the studio’s refusing to reveal...

  • News Saints Row: The Third Expansion Bundled into Sequel

    Exit the dominatrix

    THQ has announced that its standalone expansion Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix is no more. The disc-based add-on had been planned for a September release, but will now be folded into the “The Next Great Sequel in the Saints Row Franchise”. That's due out next year. New president Jason Rubin explained the...

  • News Dead Island: Riptide Announced, Details Coming This Summer

    Summer holiday

    Not one to miss out on the E3 excitement, Techland has announced that Dead Island: Riptide is in development. The sequel to last year’s surprise smash hit is currently in full production for consoles and PC, with an “extensive reveal” set to take place this summer. Let's hope Techland has time to fix all the bugs this time...

  • News Earth Defense Force Protecting Vita This Fall

    Fly swat

    D3 Publisher has announced that it’s bringing a new Earth Defense Force title to Japanese PlayStation Vitas this fall. Details are scarce, but we’re going to guess the game includes guns and bugs. Lots of bugs.

  • News Wonderbook: Book of Spells Enchants PlayStation 3

    Spell binding

    One of the more unexpected announcements from Sony's E3 press conference was Wonderbook, a new interactive augmented reality book that works with the PlayStation Eye to bring stories to life. Wonderbook itself will be compatible with a variety of different experiences, but Sony dedicated the product's reveal to one in particular: Book...

  • News Sine Mora Shooting onto PlayStation Vita

    A nice surprise

    In a somewhat unexpected announcement, Grasshopper has revealed that its former Xbox Live Arcade shooter Sine Mora is flying onto PlayStation Vita. The game – developed in conjunction with Digital Reality – is “a diesel punk shoot ‘em up that provides a unique take on the genre, where time is the ultimate factor”. The...

  • News Zeno Clash II Fights onto PlayStation Network


    On the eve of E3, Atlus has officially announced Zeno Clash II. The sequel to the first-person brawler – which is due out at some point in 2013 – is in development at Chilean studio ACE Team. In it, you’ll play as a character named Ghat who will be free to explore an enormous open-world. Changes to the sequel include improved...

  • News Robert Bowling Reveals Human Element for 2015


    The hugely ambitious Robert Bowling – who served as a creative strategist on the Call of Duty franchise for many years – has unveiled his new studio’s first project: Human Element. Set for release on next-generation platforms in 2015, the horror title aims to convey the desperation of survival during a zombie apocalypse. Speaking...

  • News EA Confirms Need for Speed: Most Wanted for E3

    High stakes

    After weeks of speculation, EA has officially announced Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The racer is in development at UK studio Criterion, and is set to be revealed in much greater detail at next week’s E3. Platforms have yet to be announced, but Criterion recently posted a job listing for a Vita developer, prompting speculation that...

  • News LEGO Lord of the Rings Scales PS3 and Vita This Fall

    Tolkien nonsense

    The heavily rumoured LEGO Lord of the Rings is now a reality. Warner Bros revealed the fantasy franchise’s transition from books to blocks this afternoon, alongside a new trailer to cement the news. Similarly to LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes, the plastic protagonists have now been granted the ability to talk. But instead of using...

  • News Explore the Criminal Underworld of Star Wars 1313

    Take a Luke

    LucasArts has raised the curtain on Star Wars 1313, a third-person shooter set within a “dark and mature world”. It’s the super secret title that the publisher teased last month. The game is set to unravel a “criminal conspiracy” in the “most dangerous place in the Star Wars galaxy”. If you’re curious, the title refers...

  • News Konami Officially Confirms Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2

    Symphony of the night

    It seems the rumours were right on the money: Konami has confirmed that Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is in development at Spanish studio MercurySteam. Sadly, the publisher had very little to share other than the CG trailer embedded below. We had previously heard that the game was in development for Vita and PS


  • News New Little King's Story Graces Vita This Summer

    Great news, m'lord

    New Little King’s Story is set to bow and curtsey onto North American Vitas this year, publisher Konami has announced. The game – which is based on the popular Nintendo Wii strategy title – will be released on the PlayStation Network as a download exclusive. The updated adventure features a slightly different art style, a...

  • News Naughty Bear Strolls onto PSN This Year

    Panic in paradise

    Naughty Bear is back. After the original title seriously under delivered, we can’t say we ever expected to type those four words – but here we are, staring at a press release for Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise. Honestly, we’re not making this up. This time the murderous soft toy is set to saunter onto the more appropriate...

  • News Injustice: Gods Among Us Fights onto PS3 in 2013

    Immortal kombat

    Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm Studios is taking a break from Scorpion and Sub-Zero in order to build a brand new superhero fighting game for PS3. The mouthy Injustice: Gods Among Us is set to lock DC Comics' greatest heroes and deadliest villains in battle next year. Confirmed fighters include Batman, Superman, the Flash,...

  • News Spy Hunter Reboot Races onto Vita

    Secret agent

    In somewhat surprising news, Warner Bros has announced that it’s rebooting Spy Hunter for the PlayStation Vita. The classic car combat title is set to make an appearance on Sony’s shiny new handheld this fall, courtesy of LEGO specialists TT Fusion. Just like the 1983 original, the game will put you behind the wheel of the G-6155...

  • News Guacamelee! Brawls onto PS3 and Vita

    Ripe for release

    DrinkBox Studios’ latest indie darling Guacamelee! is heading exclusively to PlayStation 3 and Vita, courtesy of Sony’s growing Pub Fund program. For those unclear, Pub Fund is part of Sony’s initiative to bring innovative indie content to the PlayStation platform. In exchange for funding the product, Sony requests a short...

  • News Warner Bros Reveals Guardians of Middle-earth

    Return to Sindar

    F.E.A.R. developer Monolith has been hard at work on a PlayStation Network tie-in for the upcoming The Hobbit movie, publisher Warner Bros has announced. Guardians of Middle-earth is a downloadable “multiplayer online battle arena” game scheduled for release on PlayStation Network later this year. It’ll allow up to 10 players...

  • News Insomniac Announces Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault

    In your face

    Insomniac Games may have completed its work on the Resistance franchise, but it’s not giving up on the PlayStation platform entirely. The studio’s CEO Ted Price has taken to the PlayStation Blog this afternoon to announce Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault for the PlayStation Network. The game – which is due out later this...

  • News Bethesda Refreshes DOOM 3 for PlayStation 3

    Alone in the dark

    Here’s an announcement we never expected to find in our inbox this afternoon: Bethesda is rereleasing DOOM 3 for PlayStation 3. The expanded shooter – appropriately entitled the DOOM 3: BFG Edition – will include remastered versions of the original game, its expansion pack and seven new levels called “The Lost Mission”...

  • News Snapshot Zooms onto PS3 and Vita This Fall

    Trigger happy

    Someone stop the flow of fresh Vita announcements, we’re worried there’s going to be a flood soon. Retro Affect is the latest studio to take to the PlayStation Blog and announce a new cross-platform title for Sony’s family of consoles, confirming that the quirky puzzle platformer Snapshot is set to distort reality on PS3 and Vita...

  • News Big Sky: Infinity Sets Sights on PS3 and Vita

    A shooter for the modern age

    UK indie developer Boss Baddie has confirmed that a sequel to PC shooter Really Big Sky is heading to the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The game – entitled Big Sky: Infinity – is being produced in collaboration with Hustle Kings developer VooFoo Studios, and will be will be published by Ripstone. VooFoo’s technology...

  • News WizOrb Breaks onto PlayStation Minis in June

    Dungeon baller

    So that’s what Arkanoid has been missing: fantasy elements. BeatShapers' latest PlayStation Mini WizOrb is not any old block buster, as it augments RPG mechanics and an 8-bit visual style. You’ll need to smash blocks to collect potions, save distressed damsels, and earn bags of gold coins. The game will cost you $3.99 in North...

  • News Hideo Kojima Teases New Zone of the Enders Project

    Slim pickings

    Hideo Kojima is the master of making huge announcements while sharing very little information at all, and the legendary developer has been at it again. Rounding out a Zone of the Enders HD conference in Shinjuku, the Kojima Productions head thought it appropriate to announce the next title in the popular series – and then shut up...

  • News KickBeat Pirouettes onto PS Vita

    Music combat

    While martial arts and music don’t appear to have much in common, Zen Studios has found a way to connect the two disparate activities. Inspired by the heavily rhythmic choreography of old-school kung-fu movies, the developer has concocted KickBeat, a brand new music title developed exclusively for Vita. The game introduces familiar...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Headlines Ubisoft's E3 Line-Up

    Start the party

    Ubisoft’s raised the curtain on its E3 line-up, confirming the likes of Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3 and Rayman Legends for the big show. The publisher also promised to reveal some “surprise announcements” too. CEO Yves Guillemot said of the offering: This year’s E3 promises to be one of our biggest and best yet...

  • News Yakuza 5 to Feature Five Playable Characters, New Engine

    Five is the magic number

    As promised, SEGA has revealed the very first details about the hotly anticipated Yakuza 5. The fifth entry in the series appears to be playing up to its title well, featuring five playable protagonists set across five different cities. The game’s due out later this year on PlayStation 3 and will boast – wait for it –...

  • News Scourge: Outbreak Infests PSN This Summer

    Kill anything that moves

    Spanish developer Tragnarion Studios has announced a brand new shooter set for release on PSN this summer. Entitled Scourge: Outbreak, the sci-fi adventure puts you in “control of Echo Squad, an elite group of mercenaries hired to deal a decisive blow against the power-hungry Nogari Corporation". In order to help you...

  • News Super Hang-On Races onto PlayStation Network Next Week

    Vintage collection

    No console is complete without a full compilation of SEGA classics, and so we’re pleased to report that the Japanese publisher is extending its Vintage Collection range for PSN next week. Headlining the additions (for us at least) is the arcade version of the brilliant Super Hang-On. Sadly it doesn’t come with a motorcycle for...

  • News Superbrothers and Jim Guthrie Rock into Sound Shapes

    A sensational treat

    Awesome audio visual collaborators Superbrothers and Jim Guthrie have announced their involvement in Queasy Games’ upcoming Sound Shapes for Vita. The duo – who previously combined for 2011’s brilliant Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP – will contribute an “album” to the upcoming Vita platformer named CORPOREAL...

  • News Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Sneaking onto Vita

    Day and date

    The upcoming Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is no longer a PS3 exclusive – the title will also launch on PlayStation Vita. You’ll be able to pick up the handheld adventure on the same day as the home console release. The two titles will feature cloud save support, allowing you to continue your progress on the go. Furthermore, the Vita...

  • News Lost Planet Spin-Off Discovered on PS3

    Hide and seek

    Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has raised the curtain on EX Troopers this week, a new PS3 title that’s pitched as a spin-off to the Lost Planet series. The game will take place in a kind of educational academy, and details the fight between the snow pirates and Akrid aliens on EDN-3rd. It’ll feature anime cut-scenes, similar to...

  • News Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked Shoots onto PSN

    Clank you believe it?

    The upcoming Ratchet & Clank Collection may boast three PS2 titles from Insomniac Games’ comical platforming franchise, but it doesn't include the full set. Indeed, the compilation is missing out on the co-operative Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked, which launched relatively late in the PS2’s lifespan. Thankfully, while...

  • News Zombie Tycoon 2 Shuffles onto PS3 and Vita

    Eat flesh

    Adding to the tally of cross compatible PS3 and Vita titles, Canadian developer Frima Studio has officially raised the curtain on Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge. The sequel to 2009’s PlayStation Mini promises to expand upon the original’s silly sense of humour and real-time strategy gameplay. It will include new zombies, sharper...

  • News Giggidy, It's a New Family Guy Video Game

    Open the Griffin door once more

    Fox's incredibly popular Family Guy series is getting another bite of the gaming apple this year with Activision's Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse. Currently only announced for 'consoles' — which you can bet means PS3 — it's set for release this autumn, though that's about all we know aside from the usual...

  • News Ragnarok Odyssey Stomps onto Western Vitas This Year

    Orgarhythm too

    XSEED may have scrapped plans to release Vanillaware’s gorgeous Grand Knights History overseas, but it has replaced the PSP RPG with a handful of hotly anticipated Vita titles. The localisation specialist has confirmed that it will be bringing the Monster Hunter-inspired Ragnarok Odyssey to North America, in addition to Acquire’s...

  • News Saints Row: The Third April Fools' Gag is No Longer a Joke

    Sucker punch

    If you thought Saints Row: The Third’s “Enter the Dominatrix” April Fools’ gag was nothing but a silly joke, well, the punch line’s on you, friend. In a brilliant press release sent out to the media this afternoon, publisher THQ has officially confirmed the standalone expansion for release at retail this Fall. It’ll cost you...

  • News Persona 4: The Golden Enriches Vita This Fall

    Something golden

    Atlus has confirmed that the heavily anticipated Persona 4: The Golden will arrive in North America this Fall. The expanded Vita RPG is scheduled to release in Japan on 15th June, but, up until now, a Western release was unconfirmed. The Golden is an updated version of the PS2 title that launched in 2008. It includes a new...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Confirmed, Out 13th November


    Activision's just confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for PS3 will hit worldwide on 13th November. The date accompanied a reveal trailer — published perhaps a little prematurely — that we'll bring to you as soon as it's up. It's so far only announced for PS3 but we know Call of Duty Vita is still on the way. Are you keen to take up...


  • News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transforms to PS3 & Vita

    Get ready to race

    IGN's lifted the lid on SEGA's next character crossover, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. The mouthful of a title is coming to PS3 and Vita later this year. The transformed of the title refers to the vehicles' ability to transform into cars, boats and planes, but also the course's tendency to change and morph over time:...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is Real, This Trailer Proves It


    Sony's finally confirmed what we've all known for months — PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is real, and it's coming to PS3 later this year. SuperBot took to the PlayStation Blog to discuss its new brawler, an "accessible yet deep" fighter it hopes will bring all PlayStation fans together. It's only a quick taster, with the...

  • News Scratch Your Head over Monster Hunter Puzzle Spin-Off

    For PSP

    When Capcom teased last week that it was going to reveal a new game in the next issue of Famitsu magazine, the Internet was sent into a predictable frenzy. Could it be the long awaited Monster Hunter title for Vita? Well, it is a new title in the Monster Hunter series – just a puzzle spin-off for PSP. Disappointment aside, the game...

  • News DJ Max Technika Tune Scratches onto Vita This Summer

    DJ, put it back on

    Ace Korean rhythm game DJ Max Technika Tune is to dance its way onto North American Vitas this summer, developer Pentavision has announced. The arcade adaptation promises a familiar blend of touch-based rhythm gameplay, taking advantage of the Vita’s front and rear screens. It’ll boast a bigger soundtrack than previous titles,...

  • News First Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Details Dribble Online

    No Vita version

    We’ll get to dissecting Pro Evolution Soccer 2013’s actual announcement in a moment, but first let’s deal with the gigantic elephant in the room. Despite launching on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 2, there will not be a Vita version of PES 2013. We suppose that could change as the game’s autumn release...

  • News Harley Quinn Gets Her Revenge Next Month in Arkham City

    "Time to die, B-man"

    Harley Quinn isn’t particularly happy about... Wait, that’s probably a spoiler isn’t it? If you’ve already played Batman: Arkham City, then we probably don’t need to tell you what Harley Quinn’s upset about. What we do need to tell you is that she’ll get her revenge on 29th May, when Batman: Arkham City is updated...

  • News ToeJam & Earl Creator Hiring for New PlayStation Game

    Hope you like jammin' too

    Greg Johnson, the creator of classic Mega Drive title ToeJam & Earl, is hiring for a new Sony-exclusive title. The legendary developer, now in charge of HumaNature Studios, announced the partnership in a listing on Gamasutra’s job board and the Tech-Artists forum. The game is described as "cute and filled with...

  • News James Bond Returns in 007 Legends This Fall

    Shaken, not stirred

    As James Bond’s 50th anniversary nears, Activision has announced plans to celebrate the suave spy’s illustrious history with 007 Legends this Fall. The title — which is in development at GoldenEye 007: Reloaded studio Eurocom — aims to pull together missions from six classic Bond movies and fuse them into an “original...

  • Rumour Sony Developing Monster Hunter Clone for Vita

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

    With Capcom remaining tight-lipped about the future of Monster Hunter on PlayStation Vita, it seems as though Sony itself is looking to fill the gigantic void. Reliable Japanese retail blogger Sinobi has raised the curtain on an announcement event for an exclusive Vita title called Soul Sacrifice on 10th...

  • News The Game Atelier's SunFlowers Grows onto Vita

    Bloomin' great

    Those with a PSP will already be familiar with indie developer The Game Atelier’s charming visual style – the studio previously released the adorable Flying Hamster through the PlayStation Minis platform. Now it is preparing its debut Vita offering, the equally lovely SunFlowers. The game plays from a vertical perspective, and...

  • News Crysis 3 Stomps onto PS3 Next Spring

    Act surprised

    The worst kept secret in games is a secret no more: EA has confirmed today that Crysis 3 will release on PS3 next spring. The game – touted as the “first blockbuster shooter of 2013” – is set to take place in New York once again. The plot will see the Prophet from Crysis 2 return to the North American city only to find it...

  • News Crysis 3 to Switch Off Its Invisibility Cloak on 16th April

    Stepping out of the shadows

    After a series of leaks, EA has decided to stop being coy about the existence of Crysis 3. It sarcastically noted in a statement to Joystiq overnight: The best kept secret in shooters just can't be contained. Stay tuned for more information on April 16. Like its predecessor, the game will supposedly take place in New...

  • News Buddy Up for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 This September

    Bro fist

    Start getting your thumb muscles in shape, because Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is swapping onto PlayStation 3 sooner than expected. Namco Bandai announced a September release date for the hotly anticipated brawler sequel overnight, which is significantly earlier than the publisher’s original “Holiday 2012” forecast. The console version of...

  • News One Piece: Pirate Warriors Sails to the West This Year

    Hot export

    Namco Bandai has announced that its crossover brawler featuring the characters of anime One Piece and the gameplay of Dynasty Warriors is heading to the West. Try to sound excited, won’t you? One Piece: Pirate Warriors puts you in control of popular characters from the manga and sees you fighting thousands of enemies in true,...

  • News Zen Pinball 2 Rolls Out on PS3 and Vita This Spring


    If the recently announced Pinball Arcade wasn’t enough to wet your flip-happy whistle, then you might be excited (and somewhat surprised) to learn that Zen Pinball 2 is on the way too. Developer Zen Studios announced the PS3 and PS Vita follow-up overnight, meaning, like the Pinball Arcade, you’ll now be able to challenge your...

  • News Compete with Thousands in New PS3 MMO Defiance

    When it rains, it pours

    The PlayStation 3’s no slouch when it comes to ambitious multiplayer endeavours, with titles such as DUST 514 promising extraordinary things in the crowded shooter space. But finally it has some competition, and that comes in the form of the recently announced Defiance – a shooter-hybrid set in a persistent online world...

  • News Starlight Inception Announced for Vita

    Ex-LucasArts developer returns

    Escape Hatch Entertainment has just announced its brand new space combat title Starlight Inception for PlayStation Vita. Fans of the Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds titles will likely be familiar with developer Garry Gaber from his time at LucasArts. The developer will also be kicking off a Kickstarter campaign to...

  • News Follow the Way of the Samurai on PlayStation 3

    Giant enemy crabs

    North American gamers need no longer be jealous of Way of the Samurai 4’s confirmation for Europe, because XSEED has just announced that the PS3 exclusive is headed to USA too. There’s still no date or price attached to the sandbox samurai period drama, but the confirmation alone should be enough to get you to dust off your...

  • News Double Dragon: Neon Lights Up the PSN This Summer

    Blast from the past

    Pull out your Dad’s favourite 80s hair metal LPs and squeeze into your Mum’s leopard skin pants – because Double Dragon is making a comeback. Publisher Majesco announced the exciting news this evening, confirming that 2D masters WayForward Technologies are handling the long overdue makeover. Double Dragon: Neon – due out...

  • News Rock Band Blitz Unplugs for PlayStation Network

    Not a plastic peripheral in sight

    Before there was Guitar Hero and Rock Band, there was a brilliant PS2 title named Frequency. The rhythm game served as a precursor for the plastic peripheral revolution that dominated the early days of PS3, challenging you to beat match using the DualShock controller. Frequency made a return on PSP in 2009, under...

  • News The Killer is Dead in New Grasshopper Game

    Not a sequel to Killer 7

    Grasshopper Manufacture may be hard at work putting the finishing touches to bonkers high-school zombie slasher Lollipop Chainsaw, but that’s not stopping the utterly insane studio from raising the curtain on its next project. Entitled Killer is Dead, the title promises to blend the gameplay of Killer 7 and No More Heroes...

  • News Dispatch Hordes of Extraterrestrials in Alien Fear

    Another sci-fi shooter

    You know what this industry always needed: another sci-fi themed first-person shooter. Of course, we’re being facetious, but that’s not stopped Sniper: Ghost Warrior developer City Interactive from announcing Alien Fear for the PlayStation Network. The downloadable FPS will be powered by Unreal Engine 3, and will have an...

  • News WRC 3 Wants to Get Vita Muddy in October


    Vita gets its first real taste of rallying in October with WRC 3 from Black Bean and Milestone. The game's built on a brand new graphics and game engine, and features fully licensed teams and drivers from the 2012 WRC season. It's coming to PS Vita and PS3, but developer Milestone hasn't said anything about cross platform play, so keep those...


  • News Nippon Ichi Announces Trio of PS3 Exclusives

    Get your niche on

    Disgaea developer Nippon Ichi has announced a trio of new PlayStation 3 exclusive JRPGs for release in North America and Europe. The first of the batch is internally developed action RPG The Witch and the Hundred Knights, which is due out in early 2013. Very little is known about the game itself, but it will feature full 3D...

  • News Mysterious Namco Bandai Title is for PSP

    Given the PS Vita’s continued struggles domestically, we’re surprised that Sony hasn’t just outright phased out its predecessor. But here we are, reporting on another big PSP announcement for Japan. Remember that mysterious Namco Bandai teaser website we told you about yesterday? Well, it turns out that the title in question isn’t for PS...

  • News Sony Announces Trio of New Titles for PlayStation Home

    Home from home

    PlayStation Home really has come a long way since it launched back in 2008. What originally started life as an overhyped chatroom has blossomed into a social gaming network, and that transition is emphasised by today’s trio of new announcements. Starting today, Sony is plotting the release of three new exclusives in PlayStation's...

  • News Shenmue Programmer Announces Vita Rhythm Game

    "Maybe I should play some..."

    Former SEGA employee Tak Hirai has a pretty convincing résumé. Not only was the Japanese developer a main programmer on the original Shenmue titles, but his credits also include the likes of Space Channel 5 and Meteos. In September 2010 Hirai formed his own studio, Neilo. 18 months later, that studio has announced its...

  • News Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Flapping onto PS Vita

    Clucking brilliant

    Ratloop Asia’s strange but brilliant PSN platformer Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is making the jump to PlayStation Vita. At least, that’s according to this brand new trailer (embedded below, silly). The footage is light on details but does confirm a Fall release for the side-scroller. We’d usually spend the rest of this...

  • News Foosball 2012 Shoots onto PS3 and PS Vita

    Practice your wrist action

    Grip Games is well known for its output on the PlayStation Minis platform, but with today’s announcement it has stepped into the big league. The Prague-based developer has taken a quick detour onto the PlayStation Blog to reveal Foosball 2012 – a digital table football simulation pledged for PlayStation 3 and...

  • News LittleBigPlanet Karting Powerslides onto PlayStation 3


    ModNation Racers studio United Front Games has revealed itself as the developer behind the rumoured LittleBigPlanet Karting. The adorable racer – due out on PlayStation 3 at some point in 2012 – promises a full creation system similar to that in the mainline LBP games, which will allow players to craft new levels, racers, and even modify...

  • News Epic Mickey 2 Paints its Way onto PlayStation 3

    Disney lets the mouse out of the bag

    If Warren Spector’s appearance on this week’s GameTrailers TV wasn’t enough to convince you that Disney Epic Mickey 2 was on the horizon, then an Associated Press story should do the job. The article confirms that a sequel to 2010’s popular Nintendo Wii platformer is in development for PlayStation 3, with...

  • News Slant Six Announces Strata Scavenger

    Next on the agenda

    With Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City done and dusted, former SOCOM developer Slant Six is turning its attention to its first new intellectual property. Named Strata Scavenger, the currently platform-less title is due out in 2013. The company explained: Though we’re keeping this one close to our collective chests, we can...

  • News Sony Confirms Ratchet & Clank Collection for PS3

    Locked and loaded

    Following on from our report earlier this evening, Sony has confirmed that the Ratchet & Clank Collection is coming to PlayStation 3. The game will arrive on 16th May in Europe as the Ratchet & Clank Trilogy. North American gamers will be made to wait until the Fall. Insomniac Games’ Ted Price explained: I know it’s a...

  • News Freemium Gundam Shooter Blasting onto PSN

    Complimentary chaos

    The free-to-play market is blowing up in PC and mobile sectors, but it’s still yet to really take off on consoles. Sony’s hoping to change that, by commissioning content such as Free Realms and the upcoming DUST 514 – and it looks as though other publishers are finally starting to take notice. Namco Bandai has announced...

  • News Super Monkey Balls Rolls onto PlayStation Vita in June


    The latest entry in SEGA’s premium primate puzzler Super Monkey Ball is set to spin onto Japanese PS Vitas on 14th June, the publisher has announced. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz promises to revisit the classic gameplay formula from previous titles, in addition to adding motion controls, rear touch pad features, wireless two-player co-op,...

  • News Idiot Squad Mixes Chu Chu Rocket with Madness

    Sheep shape

    Idiot Squad does not look like a game that was designed for idiots. Hydravision’s latest PlayStation Mini takes the grid-based shepherding of Chu Chu Rocket and makes it overtly complicated. It all looks rather fun though. Your objective is to control three different sheep classes around grid puzzles using a limited selection of...

  • News Crytek Teases "Absolutely Fantastic" Announcement

    Tears of joy

    Crytek is gearing up to announce an “absolutely fantastic” new title next month, general manager Nick Button-Brown has announced. Brown wouldn’t elaborate on the title itself, but it’s rumoured to be a sequel to the much loved TimeSplitters series. He told CVG: We still want to deliver the highest quality that we can, wherever...

  • News Avalanche Studios to Unveil New Game at E3

    Just 'cause

    Avalanche Studios is getting ready to raise the curtain on its next title, studio founder Christopher Sundberg has revealed. The title – due to be announced at E3 – will not be a sequel to Renegade Ops or Just Cause, opting to try something new. While the game will be based on a license – widely believed to be Mad Max – Sundberg...

  • News Phantasy Star Online 2 Confirmed for PS Vita

    Pioneer 2

    SEGA's revealed that it's bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to PlayStation Vita. The sequel to the Dreamcast original was announced last year for PC, but as part of today's Game Heaven promotional event SEGA's confirmed it'll come to Vita in 2013. The game also looks like it'll support cross-platform play with PC gamers, as the video below...

  • News Quantic Dream to Showcase New Tech Demo Tonight


    Quantic Dream will give us the first glimpse of its next game on tonight. Studio co-founder David Cage will debut a brand new tech demo as part of an hour long session at GDC this evening, but will follow immediately with the footage in addition to insight from Cage himself. Set your alarm clocks to 22:30PM GMT if...

  • News Plastic Officially Announces Datura for PlayStation Move

    Experimental narrative

    As anticipated, Polish studio Plastic has lifted the lid on its curious PlayStation Move title, Datura. The game – which is set to release exclusively on the PlayStation Network later this year – promises to use Sony’s motion wand in an “innovative way”. Plastic’s Michal Staniszewski explained: Finding yourself in...

  • News Mysterious PS Move Title Datura to Debut at GDC

    No longer lingering in the shadows

    After months of speculation, Polish developer Plastic is finally about to raise the curtain on its mysterious PlayStation Move title, Datura. Writing on its website, the developer said: We will be showcasing “Datura” at Sony’s booth. Everything is packed and prepared so see you there! More info and a...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Using New Engine Technology

    Ubisoft's "most ambitious" project to date

    If you haven’t already seen Ubisoft’s debut Assassin’s Creed III trailer, go watch it now – we’ll wait. All done? Good, then we’ll continue. Outside of the trailer, Ubisoft’s also revealed a handful of details about the game. According to the French publisher, it is the “most ambitious”...

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