News from E3 2012
Post by Dan @ 10:05am 08/06/12 | 12 Comments
Speaking to CVG, EA Labels President Frank Gibeau stated that "In the new cycle you're going to see a lot of new IP from Electronic Arts."
He told CVG: "The introduction of new hardware from the big three is going to allow us to reembark on a bunch of new IPs, because it's the better time to do it, because you can really explore new ideas and do different things.While in the interim, we can expected more Dead Space, more Medal of Honor, more Need for Speed and more SimCity, Gibeau asserts that EA will have a lot of freshness when the expected next Xbox and PlayStation consoles finally come to town.
"I can tell you right now there's between three and five new IPs that we're working on that we're thinking about for the next-gen. Some of them might come to market, some of them might not.The comments inadvertedly indicate that the publisher isn't confident in the Wii U's promise of innovation, as the already three month old Mass Effect 3 is their only confirmed title for Nintendo's new platform, with "a number of sports games" from the EA Sports line-up also expected.
Post by Dan @ 08:45am 08/06/12 | 0 Comments
Not Beyond Good and Evil 2, as that one's now rumoured to be a next-gen title, so we weren't expecting to see or hear much about that one. We're talking about Rainbow Six: Patriots, the tactically-themed first person shooter that Ubi revealed late last year with a cinematic trailer and an intriguing concept video, but has barely been heard of since.
Fans of Team Rainbow fear not however, as according to an an IGN interview, the lights are still on for Patriots. Ubisoft Marketing VP Tony Key explains that "Rainbow 6 is still in active development but what we decided was that the best thing for the brand was to not bring it to the show right now".
When quizzed about whether the game had shifted to next-gen console development, IGN ambiguously quote Key as saying "This is the only generation that I know about, so I would assume yes.", which due to them not providing the full question for context, it's hard to derive whether that's a yes or no.
Rainbow 6: Patriots was originally slated for a 2013 release, but it's difficult to say how accurate that target might still be until we hear more.
Post by Dan @ 08:16am 08/06/12 | 0 Comments
This year however, Snoop is once again involved directly in the promotion of a game -- Namco Bandai's Tekken Tag Tournament 2 -- and was scheduled for interviews with several bigger publications. Most sites like Gamespot and GTTV just did the usual star-worship questionnaire about his thoughts on the game, but Eurogamer did something a little different that we just had to share.
EG's Rob "Bertie" Purchase actually strung together some rhymes and was answered in kind. You want learn much about Tekken, but it doesn't matter. Watch the embed below.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 05:28am 08/06/12 | 0 Comments
"Yeah, we have three branches and you can choose to go into one or be more of a generalist," Thompson explains. "And you saw Jason’s tattoo in the demo, well each new skill is a part of the tattoo, so basically at the end of the game, you and I would have different tattoos because we would [probably] choose different skills. What’s cool about first-person is we have lots of animations like climbing animations that show off the tattoo. So we try to really use that well.
"We [also] have those healing animations from Far Cry 2, you know, where you really had to dig the bullet out," he added. "And so with the tattoo and those animations you’re always reminded of your skills and it connects you to Jason."
Click here for the full (lengthy) interview.
Post by Dan @ 09:06am 07/06/12 | 0 Comments
Lucius is a new, upcoming 3D horror adventure. Players will have to orchestrate deadly accidents, using items, tools and hell’s powers such as Telekinesis and Mind Control. By combining classic adventure gameplay with the freedom of a 3D world, players will have to use their wits and follow hints to make sure they don’t leave any marks and can continue their evil mission until the very end.Watch the trailer below or here in our HD library.
Lucius is due on PC on October 26th 2012.
Post by Dan @ 09:04am 07/06/12 | 3 Comments
this trailer and now we have some new screenshots, offering a nice hi-res look at the fidelity that DICE's Frostbite 2.0 engine is bringing to the newest addition to EA's "Other" flagship shooter franchise.
Hit the thumbs below for a closer look, and for those that missed it, make sure you check out the full seven minute gameplay demo embedded below (or here in our HD video library).
Post by Dan @ 07:40am 07/06/12 | 0 Comments
The shakey-cam video offers a long chunk of gameplay from Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream's next story-driven adventure, starring a mo-capped Ellen Page and shows improved graphics and more of the very liberal use of quick-time events that we've come to know from them. Watch the embed below.
Beyond: Two Souls is due in 2013 exclusively for PlayStation 3.
Post by Dan @ 01:27pm 06/06/12 | 1 Comments
In other Dawnguard news, VG247 is reporting that Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard has confirmed a June 26th 2012 release date for the pack on Xbox 360, which given the console's promised 30 day exclusivity window, means the likely PC and PlayStation 3 release date will be around the end of July.
Hit the thumbs below for the full image gallery.
Post by Dan @ 12:56pm 06/06/12 | 0 Comments
Post by Dan @ 12:45pm 06/06/12 | 0 Comments
In this first batch, we have some cuts of several gameplay demos from yesterday's Ubisoft and EA conferences and more assorted trailers from the various publishers hawking their upcoming titles at the show this year: