E3 2012 - News

June2012

  • News The Last of Us Scoops Five Game Critics Awards

    Best of show

    There’s no stopping Naughty Dog at the moment. Not content with dominating the generation with Uncharted, it’s now repeating that success with its upcoming survival horror The Last of Us. The PlayStation 3 exclusive was the star of this year’s E3, taking home five Game Critics Awards for Best Original Game, Best Console Game,...

  • News Sony Scoops 12 Game Critics Awards Nominations

    Top dog

    With E3 now little more than a distant memory, the games media has started to turn its attention towards the top titles on show. It turns out that Sony had a rip-roaring year, netting 12 nominations in total. Its closest competitors were Microsoft, Nintendo and EA, who each tied for eight nods apiece. Unsurprisingly, The Last of Us was...

  • News Sony Amplifying PlayStation Plus with Format Tweaks

    Bandwidth buster

    Now that the rush of E3 is over, we finally have the time to acknowledge just how crazy some of Sony’s PlayStation Plus related announcements were. Depending on your region, subscribers now have access to more than ten full games to download. It’s extraordinary when you take a step back and think about the value on offer...

  • News Take a Look at LittleBigPlanet Vita in Action

    Slimmed down Sackboy

    Despite being set to hop onto PlayStation Vita later this year, we haven’t actually seen much of LittleBigPlanet Vita yet. Thankfully, the PlayStation Blog has found a way to rectify that injustice, by posting a new video of the title from the E3 show floor. The footage focuses on a number of features from the handheld...

  • News Zen Studios' First PopCap Pinball Table Launching Soon

    Plants vs. Pinball

    Hungarian developer Zen Studios may be working on a cavalcade of other properties – including the exciting looking KickBeat for Vita – but it has not forgotten about its most important title: Zen Pinball. With the sequel to the well-supported simulation on the horizon, the developer has announced that its first collaboration...

  • Reaction New Franchises Prove Sony's Commitment to the 'Core'

    Breaking barriers

    It’s been a strange E3. Word is that the industry is treading water until 2013, when Sony and Microsoft will almost certainly join Nintendo in unveiling their latest boxes. That anticipation for next year’s show has arguably sucked some of the enthusiasm out of this one, with publishers opting to promote in-between titles...

  • News Get Your First Look at Drake and Big Daddy in PlayStation All-Stars

    Celebrity deathmatch

    During its E3 press conference, Sony confirmed that both Nathan Drake and BioShock’s Big Daddy would be joining the roster of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. It’s taken a while, but the PlayStation Blog’s finally provided us with our very first l

  • News Move Support in Lollipop Chainsaw Still Possible

    Waggle master

    The PlayStation Move kind of looks like a massive lollipop, so it would make sense for the motion controller to be utilised in Grasshopper’s upcoming undead slasher Lollipop Chainsaw. Still, while you won’t be physically hacking your way through the game at launch, gaffer Suda51 hasn’t dismissed the possibility. Chatting with...

  • News Sony Not Talking About the Future of Uncharted Just Yet

    Taking a Drake

    Nathan Drake is a pretty pivotal part of the PlayStation brand right now – but short of the treasure hunter’s expected inclusion in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the smooth talker was nowhere to be seen during Sony’s E3 press conference. That’s because this year’s show was all about The Last of Us, Sony’s Scott...

  • News Ubisoft Explains Rainbow 6: Patriots' Absence from E3

    Brand power

    Remember Rainbow 6: Patriots? The game got a very impressive concept trailer late last year, but has been hiding in the shadows ever since. Chatting with IGN, Ubisoft’s Tony Key explained that, while the game is still in development, skipping E3 was the “best thing for the brand”. Key continued that there simply wasn

  • News Home Tycoon Brings Sim City to PlayStation Home

    Big business, big fun

    Tucked away in the upstairs section of the PlayStation Home E3 booth is an area dedicated to the spaces coming soon to Sony’s virtual world. One of the new activities featured is Home Tycoon, a simulation title in development at Hellfire Games. The preview doesn’t reveal much about the game, but it does hint at some...

  • News New Escape Plan DLC Visits the Asylum

    Gruesome twosome

    One of the PlayStation Vita’s most enjoyable launch titles Escape Plan is set to expand a little further in the coming weeks. On the back of its most recent patch and expansion, developer Fun Bits Interactive has announced a new DLC pack named The Asylum. The premium content promises to add 18 brand new stages to the puzzler, in...

  • News Sony Recognises the Importance of Smaller Games on Vita

    Dime a dozen

    The PlayStation Vita has its blockbuster games, for sure. But dig a little deeper beneath the surface and you’ll find plenty of small-scale titles that are just as much fun. The likes of Table Top Tanks and MotorStorm RC were clearly designed with the iPhone market in mind, and Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida believes...

  • News The Last of Us Character Change Had Nothing to Do with Beyond

    Popularity contest

    At one point, The Last of Us’ lead character Ellie looked a lot like Ellen Page – but now she doesn’t. Ironically, Quantic Dream’s upcoming PS3 title Beyond features the same actress in the lead role. It’s caused many people to speculate that Naughty Dog was forced to change the design of the character in The Last of Us...

  • News Sony Confident About Vita's Future Prospects

    Chill out

    Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, isn’t too concerned about the PlayStation Vita’s fragile state. In fact, according to CVG, he’s pretty relaxed. Speaking with the website, the executive explained that content will be key to improving the Vita's fortunes in all of its key territories — including Japan. He...

  • News Watch This LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller Demo

    Absolutely incredible

    Sony might have glossed over the ability to use the Vita as a PS3 controller during its press conference, but this video should offer all the explanation you need. Joystiq took a trip to Sony’s E3 booth, and managed to shoot a video of the Vita operating as a controller in LittleBigPlanet 2. The results are

  • News Ubisoft Confirms Watch Dogs Is Coming to PlayStation 3

    Big brother

    Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs was probably the most exciting announcement of E3. The open-world action title looked like the company’s first next-generation hit for sure, but the publisher has since elaborated that the title is actually coming to PlayStation 3. Chatting with Joystiq, producer Dominic Guay admitted that the E3 demo w

  • News Journey: Collector's Edition In the Works

    Pack your bags

    Sony has a little treat prepared for Journey, the best selling PlayStation Network title of all time. During a sizzle reel on its E3 live-stream, the publisher outed a title known as the Journey: Collector’s Edition. The company’s keeping schtum about what the re-release might entail, but we’re assuming it’s going to be a...

  • News Sony: Some of Our Competitors Are Losing the Plot

    Zing

    Sony’s Jack Buser is not one to censor his opinions, which nearly always results in some entertaining interviews. Chatting with VentureBeat, the head of digital platforms has provided another cracker, launching a scathing attack at Microsoft. In the interview, Buser suggested that some of Sony’s competitors are “losing the plot” and...

  • Reaction Wonderbook Should Not Be Overlooked

    Reading comprehension

    Wonderbook seems to be the butt of many E3 jokes this year. Aggrieved core gamers feel that Studio London’s latest casual endeavour should have been sacrificed in favour of a greater Vita push. They’re half right – we’ve already criticised Sony and said that its lacklustre Vita display was a huge mistake – but while...

  • News Sony Discusses Lessened 3D Emphasis at E3

    Back to basics

    For the first time in several years, attendees at Sony's E3 press conference this week weren’t forced to put on 3D glasses. In fact, host Jack Tretton didn’t even spend a single second talking about the technology on stage. But what has caused the company’s sudden change in attitude? According to SCEA's Scott Rohde, it’s just...

  • News The Vita Video Sony Should Have Shown During Its Presser

    Glorious games

    We’ve talked Vita’s shoddy E3 showing to death. Sony made a mistake – it failed to take the opportunity to reassure consumers about the viability of its latest platform. But, now it’s finally time to move on. See, there’s still plenty of content on the horizon. Sony’s released a brand new sizzle trailer which shows off...

  • News Improve Your Mood with This LittleBigPlanet Vita E3 Trailer

    Wonderfully whimsical

    If there was one PlayStation Vita title that deserved to show up during Sony’s E3 press conference, it was LittleBigPlanet Vita. The touch-enhanced portable spin-off is accumulating vast amounts of buzz at the moment, thanks in part to the release of the title’s public beta. We’ve played it, and we can confidently say...

  • News Angry Birds Is Flying onto Consoles

    Pigs beware

    If you don’t already own a platform that can play Angry Birds, then you might be excited to learn that the ridiculously popular title is flying onto consoles. According to IGN, a teaser reel running at Activision’s E3 booth shows one of Rovio’s famous characters smashing into the company’s logo. When quizzed about it, a company...

  • News Sony Is Not Working with Gaikai on Cloud Gaming

    Clear outlook

    The big rumour leading into E3 suggested that Sony was on the verge of announcing a partnership with a leading cloud gaming service – but the supposed PlayStation streaming solution turned out to be a no show. Dave Perry, the boss of the most likely candidate Gaikai, has since told Eur

  • News Hatsune Miku Vita Is Not Dancing Overseas

    Sad face

    Despite being on display at Sony’s E3 booth, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is not heading overseas. According to SEGA, the title is being shown off in order to “gauge interest” in the product, and while the game's commanded a fair amount of attention the Japanese publisher still has “no plans” to bring it to the West. At least the...

  • News Ubisoft Considers ZombiU for PS3 and Vita

    Shuffling elsewhere

    ZombiU is arguably one of the most exciting titles in the pipeline for Nintendo’s newly announced Wii U system, but according to Ubisoft it might not stay exclusive forever. Chatting with IGN, senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key explained that, while the game is an exclusive for now, the company would...

  • News Sony Reiterates Vita's 10 Million Sales Target

    Shooting for the stars

    Sony expects to sell 10 million PlayStation Vitas by March 2013, president Andrew House has revealed. Chatting with Reuters Japan, the executive explained that the firm anticipates the majority of handhelds to be sold during the holiday season, once more content has been released. He said: The end-of-year holiday season is...

  • News Catch Up with Vita's Free Discovery Apps

    Something for nothing

    It’s not all big budget blockbusters on PlayStation Vita. Sony has released a brand new trailer dedicated to highlighting some of the platform’s free titles, also known as Discovery Apps. Sure, the trailer wastes a few precious seconds showing off YouTube, but there’s also a quick glimpse of upcoming freebies such as...

  • News Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD Looks Glorious on Vita

    "Take my moolah"

    Sony might have made a huge mistake cutting PlayStation Vita content from its press conference, but there’s still a wealth of great titles available on the show floor. One such game is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD, a handheld port of Just Add Water’s PS3 remake. The UK studio did an amazing job of re-mastering Oddworld...

  • News PSone Classics to Be Rolled Out Gradually on Vita

    Slow and steady

    As previously confirmed, PSone Classics are finally coming to the PlayStation Vita – but not without a catch. It seems Sony won’t be able to simply flip the switch on retro support, opting for a phased roll out of content instead. Thankfully, if you’ve bought any of the supported PSone titles before, you’ll be able to...

  • News Sony: Everyone Knows Games Are in Development for PS4

    Cat, bag

    In a sharp contrast to the no comment responses of other PlayStation executives, Sony’s Scott Rohde has outright acknowledged the existence of the PS4. When quizzed on the next-generation console by GameTrailers, the senior vice president of SCEA responded: We’re not talking about when the machine is coming out, but I think that...

  • News Turn the Pages of This Silent Hill: Book of Memories E3 Trailer

    Open book

    Konami’s released a new trailer for its oft-delayed collaboration with WayForward Technologies, Silent Hill: Book of Memories. The game – which is due out in October – takes the Silent Hill franchise in a new direction, focusing on isometric multiplayer action for up to four players. Dive into the trailer below. Is this game on your...

  • News Keiji Inafune Dreamed Up Soul Sacrifice After Leaving Capcom

    Mega man

    It wasn’t until Keiji Inafune left Capcom that he thought up the morbid ideas behind the upcoming PlayStation Vita exclusive Soul Sacrifice. Speaking with Famitsu magazine [via Andriasang], the Mega Man creator noted that he spent a month after departing his former employer dedicated to thinking up a handful of game concepts before...

  • News No, Sports Champions 2 Will Not Have Online Multiplayer

    Split

    If you were hoping to hit the PlayStation Move powered links of Sports Champions 2 with your digital buddies online, then it’s probably time to start making some long overdue get-together arrangements. Developer Zindagi Games has confirmed that online multiplayer is off the cards, with development focusing on local party play instead...

  • Reaction Vita's Lacklustre E3 Showing Was a Huge Mistake

    Teething troubles

    If E3 was vital for Vita, then someone forgot to send Sony the memo. Raining over the platform holder’s otherwise solid pre-show press conference was a staggering lack of handheld content, prompting Shuhei Yoshida — the head of Sony’s Worldwide Studios — to admit that Vita was under-represented and that it was a mistake...

  • News Danica Patrick is in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Go Daddy

    Our favourite SEGA character Danica Patrick is set to make a cameo in Sumo Digital’s upcoming crossover kart racer, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. For some reason, the NASCAR driver will be a playable character alongside favourite faces such as B.D. Joe and Beat. She’ll drive a series of customised vehicles designed...

  • News Don't Expect a PlayStation Vita Price Cut Anytime Soon

    Yoshida rules it out

    Despite calls to the contrary from eager gamers, Sony has ruled out a PlayStation Vita price-drop. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer.net that the platform holder is happy with the Vita’s current price – despite its well publicised struggles at retail. He said: From the value for money standpoint,...

  • News Hideo Kojima's Next Project Will Deal with Human Issues

    Navel gazing

    Hideo Kojima sure loves to talk. The legendary developer may have been the creative force behind some of PlayStation’s greatest games, but lately he can’t seem to settle on a single idea. Not content with announcing a new Zone of the Enders just a couple of weeks ago, the developer’s now turned his attention to a new title...

  • News Tretton on PS4: It's Not About Being First, It's About Being the Best

    Weighing in

    Sony Computer Entertainment America gaffer Jack Tretton has responded to speculation suggesting that Sony is ready to roll out its next platform ahead of Microsoft. Speaking with Geoff Keighley on GameTrailers TV, the likable executive noted that having the "best" console is what's most important to the company: We’ve never been...

  • News Square Enix Reveals the Future of Final Fantasy

    Treat your senses

    If Square Enix’s real-time Luminous Technology demonstration is representative of the visual fidelity we can expect from PlayStation 4, then wake us up when the next console comes around. The Japanese company revealed the breath-taking demo below during a press demonstration at E3 in Los Angeles. Even more incredibly, chief...

  • News The Last Guardian Struggling with "Technical Difficulties"

    No show

    The Last Guardian was not present at this year’s E3 due to “technical difficulties”, Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed. The president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios admitted that while the developer is “working hard” on the game, it is still not working as expected. Some are speculating that the technical issues, coupled with the late...

  • News Feast Your Eyes on 25 Minutes of Quantic Dream's Beyond

    Two souls

    Quantic Dream’s latest title Beyond was undoubtedly one of the most interesting titles shown during Sony’s E3 press conference. But while the platform holder opted to reveal an intriguing trailer to build hype around the game, it didn’t show any actual gameplay. Thankfully, Gamekyo has resolved that by capturing 25 minutes of the...

  • News Yoshida: We Totally Underrepresented Vita

    Real talk

    One of the biggest issues with Sony’s E3 press conference this year was the platform holder's decision to awkwardly gloss over PlayStation Vita. Chatting exclusively with VG247, Shuhei Yoshida, the head of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, admitted that the move may have been a mistake. He explained: It was our fault for not spending enough...

  • News Squirm Through This Sleeping Dogs E3 Trailer

    Difficult viewing

    If you were offended by the gratuitous violence in Sony’s God of War: Ascension and The Last of Us demos during E3, then you probably won’t want to watch this Sleeping Dogs trailer. It shows protagonist Detective Wei Shen being tortured in some pretty horrific ways. Still, if you’re not bothered by the appearance of a little...

  • News The Last of Us Braves the Apocalypse in 2013

    Staying safe

    Those of you secretly hoping you’d be playing The Last of Us this year are going to be disappointed: Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, has revealed that the game’s not set to release until 2013. The likable executive told VG247: We are not ready to talk about 2013. But some of the games we showed like God...

  • News Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Scores Snoop Dogg Arena

    Doggy dogg world

    In perhaps the most baffling announcement of E3, Namco Bandai has announced that famous rapper Snoop Dogg will make a cameo appearance in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. The Doggfather of Hip-Hop will be found perched on a golden throne in the background of an arena based on the musician. The stage will be available early to anyone that...

  • News Soul Sacrifice Serves Up New E3 Trailer

    Hot stuff

    Sony’s E3 press conference may have been light on new PlayStation Vita content, but there’s still plenty in the pipeline for the recently released machine. One such game that’s turning heads is Soul Sacrifice, a gritty action game that's being produced by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. The game – which is being described as...

  • 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 Portal 2 Adds PlayStation Move Support Later This Year

    Brain teaser

    If you couldn’t fathom why Portal 2 popped up in a montage during Sony’s press conference last night, Valve has finally provided an explanation: Portal 2 In Motion, a new DLC pack for Portal 2 on PS3, is set to launch later this year The content, currently playable on the E3 show-floor, adds the levels originally available for the...

  • News Tokyo Jungle Brings its Brand of Madness to the West

    Wild

    Sony is rounding up the animals of Tokyo Jungle and sending them overseas. The zany PlayStation Network exclusive – which at one point puts you in control of a Pomeranian dog – was listed on an E3 fact sheet, confirming a Western release. Details are scarce right now, but we’re sure Sony will follow up with more information soon. For...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Snags Exclusive Missions on PS3

    Ignite the revolution

    Sony dedicated a huge chunk of its press conference to the Assassin’s Creed franchise last night. As such, it's not especially surprising to learn that the PlayStation 3 version of Assassin’s Creed III will launch with exclusive single-player content, unavailable on any other platform. It’s unclear what the content will...

  • News Epic Mickey 2 Paints PlayStation 3 on 18th November

    Brush stroke

    Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is set to sing onto PlayStation 3 on 18th November, Disney has announced. The date was attached to a new trailer for the PlayStation Move supported platformer, which features more than enough footage of Mickey the Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to lift your mood. Are you excited about the prospect of...

  • Reaction No Show For PlayStation Streaming

    Clear skies

    According to rumours over the last week or so, Sony was getting ready to brew up a storm at E3. Several publications reported that Sony was to take a cloud gaming service under its wing to boost the PlayStation brand, yet its E3 conference passed by without mention of anything of the sort. So just what were all those rumours about? And...

  • News Sony Announces Limited Edition Gold DualShock 3

    Always believe in your soul

    Sony’s releasing a limited edition gold DualShock 3 to tie-in with this year’s Olympics celebrations. The official blurb explains that using the themed controller will make you feel like a “real winner”. Sure, unless you keep getting sniped by campers in Battlefield 3. The gold controller comes with all the...

  • News Remote Play Functionality Being Added to New Titles

    On the go

    Remote Play is arguably one of the most underutilised technologies in Sony’s stable. The feature – which theoretically allows you to stream and control PS3 games from your Vita – is still only compatible with a handful of titles, but Sony announced plans to extend that during its E3 press conference last night. Four new titles will...

  • News Star Wars 1313 Gameplay Demo Has the Force

    Like a bossk

    Naughty Dog must be feeling awfully flattered right now. If there’s one recurring theme at this year’s E3, it’s that every third-person shooter looks a lot like Uncharted. Somewhat unsurprisingly, LucasArts’ upcoming Star Wars 1313 is the latest title to join the Naughty Dog love-in. The game’s first footage was debuted live...

  • News CCP Giving Away 10,000 Beta Keys for DUST 514

    No place like Home

    Those of you that are eager to check out CCP Games' upcoming PS3 exclusive DUST 514 might want to boot up PlayStation Home at some point soon. To celebrate the launch of its brand new hub within Sony's virtual world, CCP is handing out “All Access” beta passes to the first 10,000 users who visit the space. Meanwhile, the...

  • News Sony Reveals Wacky PlayStation Move Racing Wheel

    Wheely strange

    That bizarre looking contraption pictured to your right is the PlayStation Move's official racing wheel. You may recall us picking up on a patent for a similar looking device earlier in the year. The docking station is actually packing some pretty cool features, including the addition of a complete control layout and rumble...

  • News Sony Rebrands PlayStation Suite to PlayStation Mobile

    Thank heavens

    Let's be honest: PlayStation Suite was a terrible name. Thankfully, new SCE president Andrew House took to the stage during Sony's E3 press conference last night to announce that PlayStation Suite is no more, and that it will be henceforth known as PlayStation Mobile. Which, y'know, makes a lot of sense. House also announced that HTC...

  • News Sony Announces Assassin's Creed III PS3 Hardware Bundle

    Includes "special" DLC

    Sony has always pushed Assassin's Creed as a PlayStation franchise, and this year's E3 was certainly no different. In addition to the Vita title announcement and a new demo of Assassin's Creed III, the platform holder announced that it will be releasing a new themed PS3 hardware bundle when the stealth adventure launches this...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Shooting onto Vita This Fall

    Classified information

    Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is due out this fall on PlayStation Vita, and neither Sony nor publisher Activision is willing to tell you much more about it. The game appeared in logo form during Sony's press conference, with an ironic lack of details shared. Jack Tretton said that the game would be the first title to...

  • News PlayStation Plus Gets 12 Free Games in June

    Perfect package

    Sony's supposed partnership with a leading cloud gaming service was nowhere to be seen during last night's E3 press conference, but the platform holder did still touch upon this month's PlayStation Plus offering. Subscribers can expect no less than twelve free games in the month of June, including popular titles sequels such as...

  • News PSone Classics Finally Coming to PlayStation Vita

    History lesson

    The amount of actual PlayStation Vita announcements during Sony's E3 press conference may have been light, but at least the platform holder took the time to confirm that PSone Classics are finally headed to its latest handheld. Set to roll out this summer, you'll soon be able to enjoy favourites such as Final Fantasy VII and Twisted...

  • News LittleBigPlanet 2 DLC Transforms Vita into a DualShock 3

    Wii who?

    You didn't think Sony was going to let Microsoft and Nintendo enjoy all the secondary screen excitement did you? During the PlayStation press conference, Jack Tretton announced that a new DLC pack for LittleBigPlanet 2 will take advantage of the PlayStation Vita as an “enhanced” controller for PS3. The expansion pack will include a new...

  • News First The Last of Us Gameplay Demo is Brutal, Glorious

    Dangerous new world

    The Last of Us needed no introduction: the faint chirp of birds contrasted against the image of a decaying world did the job. Sony certainly saved the best until last, and Naughty Dog's latest title was a fitting conclusion to a press conference packed with interesting new intellectual property. We could describe the demo, but...

  • News Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Sneaking onto Vita

    In the shadows

    The surprise might have been ruined, but Game Informer's premature preview of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation still couldn't kill the enthusiasm for PlayStation Vita's biggest E3 announcement. For the first time in the Assassin's series, Liberation introduces a female assassin named Aveline. The game – which is a brand new...

  • 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 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Takes the Fight on the Road

    Portable punch-ups

    Those of you pleading for a PlayStation Vita version of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale have got your wish. Sony announced during its press conference this evening that a portable version of the crossover brawler is in development, and it will feature full cross-platform play. Sony also confirmed two new characters for the...

  • News Quantic Dream Officially Reveals Beyond for PS3

    Mind blowing

    As speculated earlier in the day, Quantic Dream has officially revealed Beyond. The successor to Heavy Rain is in development for PlayStation 3, and casts award winning actress Ellen Page in the lead role. Page plays a misfit named Jodie Holmes, who's spent her life living differently to everyone else. See, she possesses super natural...

  • News God of War: Ascension Attacks on 12th March 2013

    Shock and awe

    Sony showed off the first single-player footage of God of War: Ascension during its E3 press conference this evening. The gameplay – which looked unsurprisingly impressive – showed Kratos experimenting with a vast arsenal of new weapons and abilities. The demo also showed the titular hero repairing a fallen dock with a new tool...

  • E3 2012 Watch the PlayStation Press Conference Right Here

    Get it all live!

    If you're itching for some PlayStation information, we've got you covered with a live stream of Sony's whole conference. The conference kicks off at 6:00pm Pacific — that's 9pm Eastern, 2am UK and 3am Central European Time — but you can tune in half an hour earlier for a special preview. We'll have regular updates for you...

  • E3 2012 Watch Dogs Might Be Ubisoft's Biggest Game Ever

    Maybe its best, too

    Ubisoft closed its E3 2012 presentation with a brand new IP called Watch Dogs, coming to PS3 in the near future. An open world game set in a near-future Chicago, the concept works with 'digital shadows': the amount of online data stored about every one of us. You'll be able to use your smartphone to hack into other people's...

  • News NBA Live 13 Slam Dunks PS3 This Fall

    Back in the game

    Remember NBA Elite? EA Sports sure hopes you don’t. During its E3 press conference this evening, the publisher announced NBA Live 13, which is set to shoot some hoops on PS3 this fall. EA promises the title will capture “the future of basketball”. We wonder what the future of basketball could possibly entail – hoverboards,...

  • News Dante Goes Dancing in New Devil May Cry Trailer

    Gatecrasher

    Most people wouldn’t even dare try to enter a club if they weren’t on the guest list, but Dante is no ordinary person. In this brand new E3 trailer, the Devil May Cry protagonist finds an interesting way to get on the dance floor – where he spends a good amount of time grooving with a gigantic demon. It’s not our idea of the...

  • News Touch This Street Fighter X Tekken Vita Trailer

    Crossover chaos

    If the thought of Jack-X and touch-activated combos gets you a little bit hot under the collar, then you’ll probably want to open a window before you watch this Street Fighter X Tekken Vita trailer. The title – which is due out later this year – includes a handful of new combatants, in addition to a full character customisation...

  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Brings Open World Back to PS3

    Update: Vita version confirmed too

    Update: EA has also confirmed the game is coming to Vita. Burnout creators Criterion just wrapped up showing off Need for Speed: Most Wanted on PS3, due for release in late October 2012. The game is an open world racer not unlike Criterion's Burnout Paradise, with enhanced Autolog support and more. It's out in...

  • E3 2012 Watch the Ubisoft Press Conference Here

    Catch it all live

    Ubisoft's E3 press conference is always a big one and this year's no different. With new in-game footage and details of Assassin's Creed III to rumours of new Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia games there should be plenty to watch out for, and we'll have it all for you here live. The Ubisoft conference kicks off at 3pm Pacific...

  • News EA Wrestles UFC From THQ

    Into the cage

    At tonight's press conference, EA has confirmed that it has obtained the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) licence from THQ. The publisher previous released an MMA title which had a mixed critical reception, but will hope for better form with the well-known fight sport. There were no date or platform details confirmed, but we can...

  • News New LittleBigPlanet Karting Trailer Drifts Online

    Final lap

    Sony’s steered a new trailer for LittleBigPlanet Karting online. The footage is light on fresh details, but does show off virtually every new feature from the game. Feast your eyes on the complexity of the creation engine, as the game switches between traditional, isometric and two-dimensional viewpoints. Oh, and feel free to make up a...

  • News Join Battlefield 3 Premium Today

    PS3 gets it first

    PlayStation 3 owners can pick up Battlefield 3 Premium a week before PC and 360 owners. For $49.99/£39.99 — the content has a supposed retail value of $75 — you get two weeks' early access to five DLC packs over the coming months. Close Quarters, the first pack, is available today to download for PSN members. If you're a...

  • News Dead Space 3 Hits PS3 in February 2013

    Bring a buddy

    EA's Dead Space 3 will hit PS3 in February 2013. EA's live press conference opened with a co-operative demonstration of the game, which looks much closer to a third-person shooter-oriented than its horror origins. You and a friend can take down giant enemies in new locales including frozen planets and the depths of space. What did...

  • News Call of Duty: Black Ops II Sends Los Angeles Straight to Hell

    Dead wings

    The City of Angels is prone to the odd megaton or two when E3 comes to town, but no amount of practice could prepare it for Call of Duty: Black Ops II's daunting interpretation of the future. The footage shows L.A.’s familiar freeways transformed into a deadly battlefield, as America’s unmanned war assets are turned against them...

  • News New Resident Evil 6 Story Trailer Shuffles Online

    Hair envy

    Is it possible to watch a Resident Evil 6 trailer without feeling a pang of jealousy over protagonist Leon S. Kennedy’s perfect hair? Even when faced with hordes of the undead, the lovable character’s golden bangs always seem to sit just right. It's the same old story in this brand new E3 trailer, which features multiple close-ups of...

  • News Tomb Raider Ventures into Uncharted Territory

    Lady Drake

    Crystal Dynamics has clearly been playing close attention to Naughty Dog’s Uncharted franchise over the past couple of years. Swap out Lara Croft for Nathan Drake and this brand new Tomb Raider demo would look right at home on Sony’s stage. In the demo, a fragile Lara is shown picking off foes with a bow-and-arrow, before falling...

  • E3 2012 Watch the EA Press Conference Here

    EA3

    Get the lowdown on all EA's upcoming games right here with the company's E3 press conference. From Battlefield 3 Premium to Need for Speed Most Wanted, we'll get our first look at the publisher's upcoming games right here today. The event kicks off at 1pm Pacific time — that's 4pm Eastern, 9pm UK and 10pm Central European time. Feed...

  • News Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Deploys on 21st August

    Boom, headshot

    The next instalment in the massively popular Counter-Strike series will attack PlayStation Network on 21st August, Valve has announced. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will feature new weapons, characters and maps, alongside a handful of classic Counter-Strike favourites. It’ll support PlayStation Move and mouse/keyboard controls...

  • News South Park: The Stick of Truth Kills Kenny on 5th March

    Trey bien

    As part of Xbox’s E3 press conference this evening, Microsoft ushered out South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone who – after taking a well timed dig at the rest of the press conference – announced that its upcoming collaboration with THQ, South Park: The Stick of Truth, is set to release on multiple platforms on 5th March,...

  • Rumour Quantic Dream's Beyond to Feature Ellen Page

    Hard candy

    Looks like Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us won’t be the only PlayStation 3 exclusive to feature a character vaguely resembling Juno’s Ellen Page. Why? Because, according to rumours, Page herself is set to star in Quantic Dream’s next game Beyond. It follows

  • News Sound Shapes Makes Sweet Music on 7th August

    Funky beats

    Queasy Games has announced the hotly anticipated Vita musical platformer Sound Shapes is set to release on 7th August in North America and 8th August in Europe. Oh, and the game’s also coming to PlayStation 3 too. Surprise. You’ll be able to snap-up both versions of the inventive indie title for a single price of $14.99 or £9.99...

  • News Splinter Cell: Blacklist Screenshots Leak

    Not so sneaky

    Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a real video game after all. The first screenshots of the stealth sequel have leaked online, showing series protagonist Sam Fisher kitted out with his trademark night vision goggles. Details are alarmingly scarce right now, but you can bet we’ll be learning more about this one at some point later tonight...

  • Rumour Quantic Dream Looking to Move Beyond Heavy Rain

    Play beyond

    Speculation is really starting to gather around Quantic Dream’s next game. A new report from MCV speculates that the title – which is set to be announced during Sony’s press conference later today – will be named Beyond.

  • News Battlefield 3 Premium Trailer Lands Early

    Advanced assault

    EA just can’t seem to keep a secret this year. If it wasn’t enough that Battlefield 3 Premium was already leaked, the publisher’s now gone and uploaded the DLC’s trailer prematurely. Similarly to Call of Duty: Elite, Battlefield 3’s premium tier will grant you early access to all of the game’s DLC packs. In addition,...

  • News Zeno Clash II Fights onto PlayStation Network

    Fisticuffs

    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...

  • Rumour Next Quantic Dream Title to Feature Hollywood Talent

    Red carpet

    Update: MCV is reporting that Quantic Dream's next game is named Beyond. Original: It seems Quantic Dream has learned from the inconsistent accents of Heavy Rain. A report on CVG this morning notes that the developer has hired a “well-known actor and actress” to s

  • Rumour Diablo III Charging onto PlayStation 3

    The crowds go crazy

    Diablo III could be coming to the PlayStation 3, if a retail listing is to be believed. The trigger happy folks over at German shop RedCoon have listed a product page for Blizzard’s uber-popular dungeon crawler on PS3, prompting speculation that an announcement could be made during Sony’s E3 press conference this evening...

  • Rumour Drake, Big Daddy Battling into PlayStation All-Stars

    Fight your rival

    We imagine it’s right about now when video game executives slip into full panic mode. The weekend is over and E3 is practically here, but there are still several hours for major announcements to leak. Luckily for Sony, it’s only suffered a minor slip up this morning. The official PlayStation Facebook page has outed two of...

  • News More Dead Space 3 Details Leak Ahead of E3

    Find a friend

    That errant issue of Game Informer magazine is causing a whole heap of misery, it seems. Not content with leaking Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for PlayStation Vita, the publication’s also outed a handful of details pertaining to Dead Space 3. Then again, we suppose it’s par for the course for Visceral Games’ oft-leaked...

  • News Sony to Reveal the "Future of PlayStation Plus" at E3

    Plus one

    Sony’s E3 press conference will reveal the “Future of PlayStation Plus”, according to a teaser image on its official website. Rumours have been rife regarding changes to PlayStation’s premium subscription service for several weeks now – with some sources speculating the revision might play into a proposed partnership with a

  • Rumour Medal of Honor: Warfighter Breaching Vita

    Pocket fighter

    Make sure you’ve got a pinch of salt handy, as French retailer CDiscount has listed a product page for Medal of Honor: Warfighter on PlayStation Vita. Interestingly, the online store is also taking pre-orders for a Need for S