Nothing to do with that Deftones song
Activision’s released a handful of new screenshots for the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD. The shots show a number of favourite levels from the original PlayStation Tony Hawk titles, including our personal favourite, the School. We’ve been craving some old-school Tony Hawk action for years, so we...
Atlus has confirmed that Persona 4 Arena – formally known as Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena – is heading to PS3 in North America this August. The title – developed in collaboration with Blazblue developer Arc System Works – promises to take the popular Persona universe and transform it into “one of the most unique...
Naughty Dog’s pulled back the curtain on a new batch of screenshots for its upcoming survival horror title, The Last of Us. The shots show protagonists Joel and Ellie exploring a variety of partially demolished urban settings. It’s not all happy hunting for the duo though, as they’re pinned back by an aggressive group of...
Wasn't to be
Shortly after putting a big bloody bow on the original Dead Space, Visceral Games started work on a new title called The Ripper. The title was being designed for HD consoles – like the PlayStation 3 – and starred London’s most mysterious murderer, Jack the Ripper, working as a vampire hunter. The project was never properly...
Beenox doesn't have the best track-record with Spider-Man games since taking over the franchise a couple of years ago
But there's a real sense that it's had most of its attention on the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie tie-in. For many, Spider-Man 2 on the PlayStation 2 was a watershed moment. The great open-world setting jived well with...
Rockstar's released some new shots of Max Payne 3's multiplayer component for you to feast your eyes on
The publisher's hoping to innovate with the game's online mode, bringing in narrative beats to set the feature apart. The screenshots though, well, they could be mistaken for any other third-person shooter. It all looks a bit bland, doesn't it? Check out the full set on Rockstar's official..
Every shooter needs a good nightclub stage
And Zipper Interactive's upcoming PlayStation Vita exclusive Unit 13 looks more than happy to oblige. New screenshots fired over by Sony show some four-to-the-floor shootouts. Everyone grab your dancing shoes.
If you're the kind of person that constantly demands more, then this bit of Street Fighter X Tekken news should satisfy you no end
Capcom's released details about the game's alternate costumes — and they are amazing. Instead of changing each character's costume colours, Capcom has instead opted to dress the roster in clothes from other characters in the game. For example, above you'll see a..
Laughing Jackal has served up a couple of fresh morsels about its upcoming PlayStation Mini, Hungry Giraffe
The game is set to be the developer's first foray into the popular "endless climbing genre" and sees a finicky giraffe unimpressed with his current menu. Thankfully the giraffe has a lengthening neck, allowing him to reach delicious...
For many, Team Siren's Gravity Rush is looking like the must-have PlayStation Vita game
The super-stylised gravity-driven platform game not only promises to take advantage of the Vita's multitude of input devices, but its bold cel-shaded art-style also looks custom built to showcase the system's OLED screen. In a batch of new screenshots, Sony's shown off an enormous new futuristic industrial..
Our friends over at TheSixthAxis have managed to nab a few new screenshots from Namco Bandai's PlayStation Vita launch title, Ridge Racer
The screens show a couple of car models, in addition to some in-game gameplay. The environments still look a bit messy, but the vehicles themselves are outstanding. The game's set to launch alongside the PlayStation Vita on December 17th in Japan. Check out the..
We know fans of the franchise absolutely hate what Ninja Theory's shown of its Devil May Cry franchise -- or DmC as we're supposed to call it
But everything we've seen of the game looks nuts. Drumming up our hype is this rad new batch of screenshots, which shows Dante sprinting through an almost Wonderland-esque skyline. "But why's he got brown hair?" There's more screens available..
We probably sound like something of a worn out record when discussing Mass Effect 3's multiplayer component, so we're now going to reserve judgement until we actually play it
While we've been heavily critical of Mass Effect's status as a shooter in the past, we'll refrain further comment until we actually play the latest entry. Because, honestly, being super cynical about video games is one of the..
Wipeout is one of our favourite PlayStation franchises of all time
We love Sony Liverpool's series so much that we get angry if anyone says anything bad about our preferred racing faction. (Assegai for those curious). Needless to say we're hopelessly stoked for the PlayStation Vita's latest Wipeout title — Wipeout 2048. Sony's dropped some new screenshots to celebrate PlayStation Vita's February..
It's rare that we'll comment on the hair or fashion sense of a video game character
Particularly not a Japanese video game character. But we feel compelled to rattle out something about Snow's new hair-cut in Final Fantasy XIII-2? Who is responsible for this atrocity?</em>
We like a bit of online multiplayer from time to time, but we're primarily single-player people
We enjoy spending time with a great narrative and being involved in a story. So while we think Battlefield 3's multiplayer actually looks pretty cool, it's certainly not the highlight for us. That accolade belongs to the campaign. And when the campaign is as visually stimulating as Battlefield 3, we..
Forget one gun, Max Payne doesn't do things by halves
In a batch of new screenshots for Max Payne 3, Rockstar has shown off the moody character clasping weapons in both hands. It's all looking rather dark and gritty. Which we suspect is exactly what fans of the series have been clamoring for.</em>
One of the standout releases in the PlayStation Portable's original catalogue was Lumines
A brand new puzzler — heralded as one of the best since Tetris — Lumines combined fantastic music with a quirky, but addictive, mechanic. And now the series is back to redefine the PlayStation Vita. Originally announced at GamesCom and blown out at the Tokyo Game Show, Lumines (or Lumines Electric..
Just Add Water's uploaded some brand new screenshots of its upcoming PlayStation 3 port of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD
Catch them over on the social networking site, through here.</em>
Capcom's released a handful of new Asura's Wrath screenshots
The images depict all sorts of carnage, but the shot embedded above did jump out at us. Perhaps it's the angry looking Buddha foes. Catch the full set over at Andriasang.
Tennis games have always suffered from poor character models
So much so, we have fond memories of writing into Official Dreamcast Magazine about the 'Resident Evil Tim Henman' in the original Virtua Tennis. It's been a few weeks since EA announced Grand Slam Tennis 2, but the publisher's been keeping a lid on its character models, prompting some concern about their quality. Thankfully, there's..
Earlier today we reported that Sony is looking to completely redefine PlayStation Home as a social gaming platform in the Fall
New genre specific districts will be complimented by a new 'Hub' system — the entrance into PlayStation Home's new world. The aim is to make Sony's digital platform less of a sophisticated chat-room, and more of a...
Look video game developers: it can be done
Far Cry 3 might not be the tranquil experience its environments hint at, but at least the game's packed with colour and vibrancy. Proof that first-person shooters can consist of more than the colour brown. And grey.</em> Joystiq's got the full set of screens.
She was thrilled with all the awards BioShock: Infinite won at E3 earlier in the year, but someone at GamesCom had to be a complete meanie didn't they? Horrible Europeans, why did you have to tell her that BioShock: Infinite is still a year away from release? We think we're going to have a little cry too.
Just Add Water's craftily uploaded a full character render of Abe from Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee HD, the upcoming high-definition re-release of the XBOX classic
Munch's Oddysee HD is due out on PS3 in October, with a PlayStation Vita version planned. [Thanks TGL]
We're still a touch concerned about Silent Hill: Downpour -- it's in development at an unknown studio and we've still seen very little of the game
But one thing we have seen are a host of glorious screenshots, and while they don't reveal much about the game's narrative or mechanics, they at least conclude that the game is looking super pretty. Check out the lighting in the screenshot above — it's..
When we say "purrrdy", we also mean "a bit gross"
But that's the whole point; House Of The Dead: Overkill is a nasty, gory on-rails shooter. And it's brilliant. Hot on the heels of yesterday's big blow-out, SEGA's sent us some brand new screens of the upcoming PS3 title. Embedded above is a shot from Overkill's Carnival level. Yes — there are zombies dressed as clowns. We told you this game was..
Something bizzarre's happening with Final Fantasy XIII-2: there's just no enthusiasm
While the original Final Fantasy XIII was certainly a flawed experience, it wasn't so terrible that the sequel should be ignored entirely. And yet despite having a huge showing at this year's E3, few publications took the time to really put the title in the spotlight. Square Enix has released a fresh batch of..
It's amazing how well Capcom's managed to get the Tekken fighters to fit into Street Fighter's aesthetic
The latest batch of Street Fighter X Tekken shots posted by VG247 reveal Julia and Hwoarang. Both look good, though Julia's biceps are a touch disturbing.</em>
It's Dynasty Warriors on the PlayStation Vita
Seriously though, while Koei might not yet have an official name for its PlayStation Vita spin-off of the Dynasty Warriors franchise, it's got a ton of assets. You can grab those over at VG247. The game makes use of the Vita's touchscreen, introducing a new "Godspeed musou" attack which requires you to tap on enemies to slice them up..
Screenshots for Ubisoft's co-operative platformer Rayman Origins have emerged ahead of E3
The game, which was announced at last year's show and has been keeping itself quiet since, promises over 60 levels of platforming for all ages. There's more through here.</em>
Famitsu's slapped up some screenshots from Ninja Gaiden 3
There is blood in them. The game is due out on PlayStation 3 in 2012. According Andriasang, the Famitsu report notes that the game is about 30% complete with a 2012 release being targeted. Apparently, protagonist Ryu Hayabusa's right arm plays a central role in the story. It's been possessed y'see. (Note: we're not making this up.) As with..
If you're just about getting done with L
A. Noire</a>, you might well be on the hunt for a new detective game on PlayStation 3. With a timely announcement, Focus Home Interactive has announced that it's bringing its popular Sherlock Holmes series to the PlayStation 3. The New Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes: The Testament Of Sherlock may be a bit of a mouthful, but the game's promising a new..
We recently played City Interactive's Sniper: Ghost Warrior and thoroughly enjoyed the experience for what it was -- cheap, digestable and fun
As such, we're actually really excited for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2. The sequel is set to use Crytek's CryEngine 3 technology, which should give the original's slightly shoddy visuals a real kick up the bum. If this first screenshot is indicative of the..
While we continue to be of the opinion that Catherine looks properly amazing, we're just not convinced screenshots do it the greatest of justice
Looking at two similarly awkward looking characters talking about marriage doesn't exactly instill us with enthusiasm. But hey, at least there's cigarettes and mustard in this screenshot.</em>
Atlus has released the first batch of Catherine screens boasting English sub-titles
The Japanese adventure-meets-puzzle-platformer title tackles a number of adult subjects, including infidelity and responsibility. The game also includes sheep. Lots of sheep.</em> There are more screens over on Joystiq.
That's exactly what most Unreal Engine moden video games lack. Colours. SEGA understands that. Not content with the blistering blue skies of Okinawa in Yakuza, SEGA's still pumping out eye-wateringly bright Sonic games too. Sonic Generations will be no exception. We couldn't be happier.</em>
We're all over EA's Shadows Of The Damned
Not because it looks particularly fresh, innovative or originial, but because it's from Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) and Suda51 (Killer7). Silliness is guaranteed.</em>
If you were expecting some brand-spanking, gob-stopping visual enhancements in Mass Effect 3: stop
GameInformer's got the exclusive reveal of the first Mass Effect 3 screenshots, and they look just like Mass Effect 2. In fact, if you didn't tell us otherwise, we'd assume they were DLC. We'd love to post the screenshots here, but we daren't. GameInformer exclusives are scary business. Click
THQ has released the first set of Saints Row: The Third screenshots to outlets not under the label "GameInformer"
The above image caught our eye. It shows a under-dressed lady running away from an exploding police car. In the background there's a dude wearing a luchador mask with a grenade launcher. Sure, why not? We're not overly keen on the game's cartoon visual style. We're sure it will make..
The Sonic cycle may well become a thing of the past this year, as SEGA has officially announced Sonic Generations for the PlayStation 3
The game, which was teased last week, blends an intriguing mix of 2D and 3D Sonic gameplay — a first for the series. As you'd expect, the narrative set-up is utter tripe, with Sonic stuck in weird "time holes". It's a perfect set-up for tossing Sonic..
Remember that alternate-reality Hitman 5 game we told you about the other day? Well now it's kicking up bonafide screenshots
Four of the images reference the Canada's CN Tower — the world's largest free-standing structure. Fans are speculating that this suggests Hitman 5 will be set in Canada. It's the fifth image that is most interesting though. It looks to be a screenshot from a CGI movie,..
One of the best features of Batman: Arkham Asylum was the little Riddler challenges dotted around the world
Batman: Arkham City gives ol' Edward Nigma a bigger role — comparable to that of Jigsaw from the Saw movies. Here's the catch: Nigma's constantly setting Batman puzzles to solve. If you fail to complete them, a resident of Gotham dies. Sound familiar. Yup, it's Saw. Despite us knowing about..
Spot of make-up and a touch of botox and look at that, good as new
Crystal Dynamics has released some comparison shots for their upcoming PlayStation 3 Tomb Raider Trilogy. The pack — which includes PS2 titles Tomb Raider Legends & Anniversary, in addition to PS3 game Underworld — has been remastered in HD (well the PS2 games have anyway) and is due out at the end of the month.
If you want to get us excited about an arcade re-release, all you need do is mention a SEGA property
Afterburner, Outrun, Super Hang-on, SEGA Rally... Speaking of which, the upcoming SEGA Rally Online Arcade is looking distinctly SEGA. Just look at that blue sky. Now about that Space Harrier HD re-release, SEGA...
Croteam's finally lifted the lid on their upcoming prequel to the bonkers Serious Sam series, confirming a Summer release for Serious Sam 3: BFE on "consoles"
We're assuming "consoles" means PlayStation 3. But what does BFE stand for? We don't actually know. Leave it up to your imagination. Croteam's touting 16-player "full campaign" co-op for Serious Sam 3, which sounds crazy..
Warner's released some new shots of Rocksteady's highly anticipated Arkham Asylum sequel, Batman: Arkham City
That Joker dude, how on Earth does he pull girls like Ms. Harley Quinn? Must be the lip-stick.</em>
Perhaps it's our abnormal tennis game-hype that's causing us to flip-out over this shot of a Virtua Tennis 4 court, but we can't help it
ARGH, so amazing. The SEGA Sky is in place. All the screenshot is missing is the SEGA Rock. Do your best to imagine it though, it's not hard. It's like: power-chord - power-chord - riffy melody - chug - chug. Y'know what we mean. By all accounts the..