GamesCom 2012 News

News: DUST 514: Neocom Details Enter the Atmosphere

DUST 514: Neocom Details Enter the Atmosphere

Never stop playing

DUST 514: Neocom is not a PlayStation Vita version of CCP Games’ upcoming free-to-play shooter – but it is an interesting idea nonetheless. The application will allow you to interact with various elements of the PS3 game, including load-outs, messages and more. While the download won’t necessarily feature any gameplay, it...

Reaction: Criterion's Setting an Example to All Vita Developers

Criterion's Setting an Example to All Vita Developers

Doing it properly

Criterion’s enthusiasm is infectious. “We’re going to make the best racing game on Vita this year,” an excitable Alex Ward told IGN last week. And judging from the reaction to Need for Speed: Most Wanted's first showing, it’s going to take some beating. Unlike the vast majority of other developers, the Guildford-based...

News: Sony Executive Laughs Off PS3 Super Slim Rumours

Sony Executive Laughs Off PS3 Super Slim Rumours

Sly devil

Ask Sony Computer Entertainment Europe gaffer Jim Ryan about the recently leaked PlayStation 3 Super Slim and he’ll spin you a yarn. “Which new PS3?” he told CVG when quizzed on the subject, before laughing the question off and moving on. Asked again about the hardware’s absence during the company’s GamesCom 2012 press...

News: Beyond's Visual Presentation Will Blow Your Mind

Beyond's Visual Presentation Will Blow Your Mind

Good grief

Quantic Dream’s upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Beyond will probably be remembered as the best looking game of the generation. This brand new gameplay footage may not be direct-feed, but the quality of the visual presentation shines through. There’s a scene where protagonist Jodie Holmes looks directly into the camera, and the detail...

News: Team Ninja Wants Ryo Hazuki in Dead or Alive 5

Team Ninja Wants Ryo Hazuki in Dead or Alive 5

"I see"

When Ryo Hazuki is not searching for sailors, playing Lucky Hit, or ignoring the advances of countless beautiful women – he’s fighting. And Dead or Alive 5 director Yosuke Hayashi reckons that would make him a perfect fit for the upcoming arcade brawler. Asked by VG247 if he had any dream cameos in mind, Hayashi responded: “I’d say...

News: Beyond's Script Is 2,000 Pages Long

Beyond's Script Is 2,000 Pages Long

How many words is that?

We thought our University dissertation – which clocked in at just under 200 pages for all four of you curious – was a whopping hunk of content, but it turns out that David Cage is the master of racking up a word count. The ambitious writer has revealed during a GamesCom panel that upcoming PS3 exclusive Beyond’s script...

News: LBP Karting Will Support Sackboy's Existing Wardrobe

LBP Karting Will Support Sackboy's Existing Wardrobe

Dressed to impress

We already know that LittleBigPlanet Vita will support Sackboy’s extensive backlog of outfits and accessories – but upcoming kart racer LittleBigPlanet Karting has remained an overlooked exception. Well, until now that is. Sony has officially confirmed that the majority of LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2 costumes will be...

News: Media Molecule's Also Working on a Second Project

Media Molecule's Also Working on a Second Project

Pulling back the curtain

Unbelievably attractive PlayStation Vita exclusive Tearaway is not the only title in development at UK outfit Media Molecule. Indeed, the company's announced that a small team of 15 are working on the papercraft adventure while the rest of the studio focuses its attention on another unannounced project. Did someone say...

News: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Sneaks into 2013

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Sneaks into 2013

Polish period

You won’t be playing Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time this Christmas, developer Sanzaru Games has announced. The game has been pushed into 2013 – but it's getting a bunch of new features to make up for it. First up is PlayStation Vita cross play. While we already know about the game’s cross save functionality, the title will also...

News: 007 Legends Opts to Die Another Day

007 Legends Opts to Die Another Day

License to kill

Two more classic flicks have been added to 007 Legends’ nostalgic roster. Missions based on both Die Another Day and A License to Kill will be featured in the upcoming Eurocom shooter. Toby Stephens and Carey Lowell will reprise their respective roles. In addition to the announcement, publisher Activision released the brand new...

News: Mass Effect 3's Leviathan Emerges on 28th August

Mass Effect 3's Leviathan Emerges on 28th August

Reaper the rewards

Mass Effect 3’s first proper single-player DLC will jet off on 28th August in North America, developer BioWare has announced. European players will be forced to wait until 29th August to get their hands on the content. The expansion pack promises to extend the space opera’s single-player campaign, setting protagonist Shepard...

News: DONTNOD Details Sony's History with Remember Me

DONTNOD Details Sony's History with Remember Me

Drifting away

French upstart DONTNOD Entertainment and Capcom have only recently joined forces on Remember Me. The two met up last year following a fall out with Sony. As we’d rumoured at the time, the cyberpunk title was going to be a PlayStation 3 exclusive. But that, of course, fell through. "The Sony deal was signed February 2010 and ended a...