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News: Ridge Racer Unbounded Teaser Trailer Features Cars Crashing Into Walls

Ridge Racer Unbounded Teaser Trailer Features Cars Crashing Into Walls

Picture the scene: you're in a hot pursuit against an equally powered super-car

You've taken a turn into an alleyway and are still haven't managed to shake your pursuer. There's a wall dead ahead, with no other exit. Do you: a) hit the handbrake and slide into a perfect u-turn ready to boost out of the alley, or; b) drive through the wall in front of you? Yup, we'd go for option B too. Ridge Racer..

News: Oh Sure, We Could Go For Some More Soul Calibur

Oh Sure, We Could Go For Some More Soul Calibur

Soul Calibur gaffer Daishi Odashima has teased the announcement of a new title in the fighting game franchise

Writing on Twitter, the series stalwart noted that "hopefully" he will be able to announce something in "mid May". Aside from a respectful PSP release, Soul Calibur has been deadly quiet since SCIV released in 2008. It'd be nice to see the fast-paced 3D brawler make a..

News: UK Sales Charts: Test Drive Unlimited 2 Takes Pole Position

UK Sales Charts: Test Drive Unlimited 2 Takes Pole Position

The only notable new release last week has rushed to the top spot of the UK sales charts

Test Drive Unlimited 2 saw enough sales to beat Dead Space 2 into second position. The Eden Games developed racer mixes an unusual blend of racing with social networking. The XBOX 360 SKU saw the most sales, with the original Test Drive Unlimited being a big hit on the platform. Obviously the PS2 version wasn't..

News: Namco Speaks Openly About Enslaved, Puts Low Sales Down To "Busy Holiday" Period

Namco Speaks Openly About Enslaved, Puts Low Sales Down To "Busy Holiday" Period

The more we think back to Namco and Ninja Theory's Enslaved, the more we realise how much we enjoyed it

There were quirks to the visuals and gameplay, but ultimately the package was original, well told and lovingly put together. Unfortunately, the game didn't do anywhere near the numbers it deserved. Speaking frankly with Siliconera, Namco's marketing VP Carson Choi has chimed in on why, and how..

News: Namco To Break PlayStation Tradition, "No Plans" For Ridge Racer NGP

Namco To Break PlayStation Tradition, "No Plans" For Ridge Racer NGP

If memory serves us correctly -- and it's going to look mighty embarrassing if we're wrong -- every PlayStation platform has launched alongside a new Ridge Racer

But sadly, it looks like Namco's about to break tradition, as the publisher's told Eurogamer that there are "no plans" for a Ridge Racer game on NGP. "There is no solid plan to make anything in particular for the NGP at the..

News: Inversion Walks On The Ceiling February 7th, 2012

Inversion Walks On The Ceiling February 7th, 2012

While most publishers duke it out over their catchy November 2011 release date, Namco Bandai's jumped straight to 2012 with Saber Interactive's zero-g shooter Inversion

The game was originally due to release last year, but has been pushed back to February 7th, 2012. We don't know about you, but we hate talking about 2012 right now. It sounds so far away. There's a new trailer for the game after the..

News: Namco Announces The Tongue-Twisting Ridge Racer: Unbounded For PlayStation 3

Namco Announces The Tongue-Twisting Ridge Racer: Unbounded For PlayStation 3

Ridge Racer is back, but not as you know it

Announced today in San Francisco, Ridge Racer: Unbounded is an upcoming PlayStation 3 title in development at the promising Bugbear Entertainment. Racing fans will know that Finnish developer previously crafted the chaotic arcade racer FlatOut, a trait which looks to have been adopted by the new Ridge Racer title. The game's first teaser trailer, embedded..

News: Shame On You: Enslaved Sales Sit Below The 500,000 Unit Milestone

Shame On You: Enslaved Sales Sit Below The 500,000 Unit Milestone

Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey To The West was not a perfect game, but it was still a very good one

Above all, it was refreshing to play something unique. While the game clearly took a lot of inspiration from the likes of Uncharted, it was well written and lovingly put together. In short: Enslaved deserved your money. Sadly consumers disagreed. Hidden inside Namco Bandai's financial report this..

News: Just To Confirm: Dark Souls Is Basically Demon's Souls In Everything But Name

Just To Confirm: Dark Souls Is Basically Demon's Souls In Everything But Name

Ok, are we wrong for thinking things are getting a little shady here? Maybe the Sony Defence Force inside of us is taking over, but From Software's Dark Souls just looks

.. shady. When people said "it's the spiritual successor Demon's Souls", we were like, "alright, cool, it won't be exactly the same". But it is. In fact the only reason it isn't is because Sony owns the..

News: Project Dark Renamed Dark Soul, Has Nothing To Do With Demon's Souls At All (Apparently)

Project Dark Renamed Dark Soul, Has Nothing To Do With Demon's Souls At All (Apparently)

Remember From Software's Project Dark announcement at last year's Tokyo Game Show? Forget the Project name, as the game is now officially called Dark Soul

From Software would also like to remind us that the game has absolutely nothing to do with Demon's Souls. We're really not sure they're kidding anyone. The name change seems to be a way for From Software to get out of PS3 exclusivity. From what..

News: Namco Bandai Snaps Up Yoostar 2 For Europe

Namco Bandai Snaps Up Yoostar 2 For Europe

Yoostar 2's an odd-ball title coming to the PlayStation 3 that uses the PlayStation Eye to put you into the movies

It takes a karaoke approach, tasking you to deliver lines all the while filming your progress. The end-result places you in the movies, rubbing shoulders with some of Hollywood's biggest names. The game, which was originally slated for release in North America only, has been picked up..

News: Namco Bandai Partnership Bringing Yoostar2 to Europe in Q1

Namco Bandai Partnership Bringing Yoostar2 to Europe in Q1

Movie karaoke game gets distributor

We played Yoostar2 when we visited Blitz Games Studios in October and rather enjoyed its unique mixture of movies and karaoke, so it's good news all-around that the game will reach a sizeable European audience thanks to a distribution deal with Namco Bandai Partners. While the deal doesn't pin down a particular...

News: Deadstorm Pirates to Swash PSN Buckles in Europe This Month

Deadstorm Pirates to Swash PSN Buckles in Europe This Month

Pirate shooter ahoy!

It's already been first mate in the shooting compilation Time Crisis: Razing Storm and now Deadstorm Pirates is set to captain its own course towards PlayStation Store this month. Retailing at £15.99 or €19.99, the game will feature all the two-player blasting action of its Blu-ray release as well as online leaderboards...

News: Pigsy's Perfect 10 DLC Heading To Enslaved Alongside 3D Support

Pigsy's Perfect 10 DLC Heading To Enslaved Alongside 3D Support

Pigsy was the worst character in Enslaved as far as we were concerned

Aside from some comical moments, he kinda broke the tone we'd grown to love about the game. That said, Enslaved was absolutely brilliant, so it's hard for us to be too down on the character's central role in the game's first slice of DLC. The DLC, entitled Pigsy's Perfect 10, will also include 3D support for the entirety of..

News: Ninja Theory Hiring For "Unannounced" Title (Bring Trip Back, Just Sayin')

Ninja Theory Hiring For "Unannounced" Title (Bring Trip Back, Just Sayin')

Enslaved and Heavenly Sword developer, Ninja Theory, has revealed on Twitter that they are staffing up for an "unannounced" title

The company detailed that they're looking for a new "lead designer" for the title. We'd like to think Enslaved did well enough to warrant a sequel. We did think it was really good to be honest. Ninja Theory are currently working on a Devil May Cry reboot for..

News: Time Crisis: Razing Storm Drops November 5th In The UK

Time Crisis: Razing Storm Drops November 5th In The UK

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The European PlayStation Blog's put a date on Time Crisis: Rising Storm, pitching the PlayStation Move compatible shooter for November 5th in the UK (3rd in mainland Europe). The impressive package boasts three different titles from the Time Crisis catalogue, including the titular Razing Storm, Time Crisis 4 and Deadstorm Pirates. There's also an first-person mode alongside the usual array of..

News: Time Crisis: Razing Storm Shoots Europe from November 3rd

Time Crisis: Razing Storm Shoots Europe from November 3rd

Demo coming next Wednesday

Fortunate North Americans are likely already shooting their way through Time Crisis: Razing Storm, Namco's collection of three shooters: Razing Storm, Time Crisis 4's arcade version and Deadstorm Pirates. Europeans will get the chance to try out the title in just two weeks, as the game launches across the continent in...