In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Mediatonic's Luke Borrett revealed that the XBLA beat-'em'up Foul Play is coming to PS4 and PS Vita.
Foul Play is a theater-themed beat ‘em up in which you'll play as a Victorian Daemonologist named Baron Dashforth. The point of the game is to recreate his adventures, while keeping an audience pleased in the process. In lieu of a conventional health bar, you'll have a "Mood-o-Meter" to keep full. If it reaches zero, you'll be booed off stage.
No release date was given, but it was revealed that the PS4 version of the game boasts full 1080p resolution and will run at 60fps, and that the game will feature Cross-Buy.
Penny Dreadful, Showtime's new horror series from Skyfall's John Logan and Sam Mendes, is debuting soon, and IGN has your first look at the newest behind-the-scenes videoblog from the show.
Set in 1891, Penny Dreadful -- whose cast includes Eva Green, Josh Hartnett, Billie Piper and Timothy Dalton -- exists in a world where classic horror characters like Dr. Frankenstein and Dorian Gray co-exist and much of the story is centered around a theater where the Victorian-era locals go to see some rather macabre and visceral productions, in the Grand Guignol style. In this new video, John Logan discusses the theater's inclusion in the story and the work that went into building the fully functional set you'll see in the series.
Titanfall Arcade is a bizarre marriage between Respawn, Electronic Arts, and Atari — one that modifies ancient, awesome arcade games by adding the brute force of a Titan mech. It's a simple thing, but it's amazing to see games players understand so intimately turned on their head.
It's sort of unbelievable that this is a real thing, so IGN contacted the people who made Titanfall Arcade to find out more about the advertising promo.
“We wanted to pay homage to the humble beginnings of first-person shooters,” Matt Stafford, associate creative director at Heat, EA’s agency of record. “So, naturally, Atari was the ideal partner. We’re glad they were digging the idea too. Titanfall Arcade wouldn’t be nearly as good if they weren’t on board.”
The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now just weeks away, but if you can't wait then check out this four-minute clip from the film below!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4.
After just a brief mention by basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal in January, a proper sequel to Shaq Fu is officially in development.
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is now raising funds on Indiegogo and is being developed by Big Deez Productions. At the time of writing, the project has raised just under $3,000 USD, with a final goal of $450,000. The team compares A Legend Reborn to Devil May Cry rather than a traditional fighting game.
In a campaign video starring Shaq, he explains the project is being handled by developers who worked on Halo, Street Fighter, Alan Wake, Spec Ops: The Line, and several other big games.
Kojima Productions Los Angeles is the lead studio on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s online multiplayer mode, which Hideo Kojima hopes will have a broader appeal than previous Metal Gear Online efforts.
“Most core users of Metal Gear Online in Japan are still giving a lot of criticism,” Kojima told IGN. "'Why are you creating this online mode in Los Angeles? You shouldn’t have it developed over there,'" fans say.
Kojima has his reasons.
"Metal Gear Online was a very successful online game in Japan," said Kojima, "but worldwide it wasn’t necessarily a success."
In North America and Europe, Metal Gear Solid 4's multiplayer didn't resonate. It had an audience, but it was small, certainly smaller than the Japanese player-base, which stuck with it for years. Global accessibility is something Kojima mentions often, and he hopes his team achieves this by having a collaborative, global development process.
Watch Dogs excels when it distances itself from the undeniable imprint that Grand Theft Auto has left on open-world video games. Yes, Ubisoft’s latest franchise (whose release date has just been (re)confirmed) features the same gameplay flow that first appeared in GTA III. Procure a mode of transportation, mosey on to a mission marker (most likely getting sidetracked along the way), watch a cinematic, complete a mission, reap your reward, repeat. Everything from Batman: Arkham City to Ubisoft’s own Assassin’s Creed has pulled from Rockstar’s rib. But I stress again, while Watch Dogs manages to capture that flow with more than enough competence, it’s the brand new details that separates it from most other games and allows for some truly dynamic storytelling.
UPDATE: Spotify provided the following response to IGN in regards to how the acquisition could affect competitors using Echo Nest technology:
In the few cases where The Echo Nest does work with direct competitors we will work with them to understand those relationships and determine the next business steps.
Spotify has purchased music data and discovery company The Echo Nest for an undisclosed figure. The two companies announced the deal today via a blog post. Spotify is hoping to use Echo Nest's technology to increase music discovery for its 24 million active listeners.
BioWare has released a new video showing off the world of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Powered by Frostbite 3, the footage takes us on a tour of Thedas as well as shows off some of the characters we'll be encountering. Check it out below.
BioWare seems determined to drip-feed us slivers of information on Dragon Age: Inquisition a little bit at a time. Just before Christmas, the studio gave us a look at art relating to weapons and armour we'll be seeing in the upcoming RPG, with some gameplay footage revealed the month before that.
After a consistent weeks of big retail releases, the Wii U and 3DS eShop has some new and old games to highlight this week. Blok Drop U is a cool little Wii U puzzle game that costs only $1.99. It's made by one guy and involves dropping a block so it lands safely. Two new games hit the 3DS eShop, and each Virtual Console gets one game each. No, neither of them are Super Mario Bros. 3. We don't know why that's not out in North America yet either.
Blok Drop U ($1.99)
From RCMADIAX, Blok Drop U is a cheap and simple puzzle game where you remove blocks while dealing with other obstacles so you can gently land a block with a heart-shaped icon on it to safety. It's sort of like how in Tomb Raider you want to protect Lara Croft, but instead it's a block with a heart shape on it. There are only 30 puzzles in this $1.99 game, but more content is on the way.
Razer may have made headlines at CES for its ambitious new modular gaming PC concept, Project Christine, but it isn't giving up on its roots as a leading peripheral maker. Today the company announced its new BlackWidow, BlackWidow Ultimate, and BlackWidow Tournament Edition keyboards, which introduces Razer's new mechanical key design that it claims offers superior accuracy and speed, while also operating more quietly.
At its core, the new design registers key depressions faster by raising the actuation point and making the reset point shorter, which in simpler terms makes it so that users don't have to push a key down completely to register a command and the key doesn't have to completely reset to its starting position to detect another. The difference accounts for less than 0.3mm over traditional mechanical keyboards, but for professional players and PC gaming enthusiasts, it could make a significant impact when chaining together commands in quick succession, and believe it or not, limiting fatigue. What's more, Razer says the keys will last longer — an additional 10 million keystrokes, to be precise — than the industry average.
Dark Souls II will be available on PC from April 25 in North America, Europe and Australia, Namco Bandai has announced.
The PC version will be available at retail and via Steam, and will also boast an increased texture resolution and an enhanced frame rate option.
Dark Souls II will launch on Xbox 360 and PS3 in North America on March 11, 2014, with a European release date three days later on March 14. No DLC was expected for the game though this has since been contradicted.
First is a character who should be familiar to fans of the Hellblazer comics upon which the TV Constantine is based. Frank “Chas” Chandler, Constantine’s best and most loyal friend, will be played by Charles Halford. You may remember him from his recent turn as meth cook/psycho Reggie Ledoux on HBO’s True Detective. That’s right folks, Shia LeBeouf’s successor will be this guy:
Earlier this week, Ouya unveiled plans to bring its platform to other devices, and Mad Catz has announced that its own MOJO micro-console will be the first to offer the Kickstarter-borne gaming unit's software lineup. The MOJO already has access to Android games from digital storefronts like the Google Play store and Amazon's Appstore, but will also have access to Ouya's library of over 680 games.
"Up until now, the game console experience has been locked inside a box," said Ouya CEO and founder Julie Uhrman. "Together with the hardware veterans at Mad Catz, we end that. Today’s announcement signifies the inception of a truly open platform where independent developers can bring their creations to the platforms where gamers actually play: everywhere."
A new, free update for the iOS version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) has been released.
Update 1.2 brings full controller support to the app, along with other frequently requested features like iCloud saves and text support for French, Italian, Spanish and German languages. In celebration of the update, the game is 50 percent off ($5 USD) until March 13.
When developer Aspyr ported KOTOR to iOS last year, IGN praised it for the story, touch controls, and excellent mechanics, but thought movement could have been improved. Now that all extended and standard iOS controllers will work with the RPG, we tested it with the Moga Ace Power device using an iPhone 5S. Here are three reasons why we enjoyed the new experience:
Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerilla Games has addressed the controversy surrounding the game's resolution during multiplayer, promising to be more precise in future.
A blog post written by producer Poria Torkan explains that while single-player sees the game run at full 1080p, multiplayer runs at a native 960x1080 though is upscaled via an innovative technique that relies on previously calculated visual data.
"In both SP and MP, Killzone Shadow Fall outputs a full, unscaled 1080p image at up to 60fps," Torkan said. "Native is often used to indicate images that are not scaled; it is native by that definition.
While initially met with mixed reactions from fans and critics, Beware the Batman ultimately found its footing and grew into a show with a massive amount of potential. Which is where the great tragedy of this DVD collection lies. Collecting 13 episodes of the series – two of which never aired on Cartoon Network – the recently-released set is not only incomplete, ending on a massive cliffhanger, but it also shows the growing pains and eventual triumph of a show that has so much to offer.
The first few episodes of the series are a bit bland, particularly when compared to the last twenty years of consistently amazing Batman animation. The CGI is stilted and sterile at times, and it gives the impression that Gotham City is the least populated metropolis in history. Where the animation does succeed, however, is in action sequences. The fluidity of combat is amazing to watch, it’s just that when things slow down for character development, the characters suddenly become mannequins.
Update: Ubisoft has officially confirmed Watch Dogs will be available globally on May 27.
A new story trailer has been released to accompany the announcement, which you can check out below.
Original story follows.
Original story: Watch Dogs will be available on May 27, according to a new trailer for the game.
With Da Vinci's Demons returning on March 22nd, IGN has your first look at the new characters fans can expect to meet in Season 2.
Leonardo da Vinci (Tom Riley) will be traveling to far off lands this season, as he searches for the fabled Book of Leaves and his mother's secret history, bringing him into contact with several new potential allies and enemies. You can learn much more in this exclusive behind-the-scenes video, which includes new footage from Season 2, along with interviews with the cast and series creator David S. Goyer.
In addition, check out these photos and bios for the new Da Vinci's Demons characters.
The Inca High Priestess is as strikingly beautiful as she is formidable. Ima has an influence over her people that even the emperor, Topa Inca, doesn't possess.
Konami has announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes pre-order bonuses and also revealed actions performed in the prologue title will affect the story of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain proper.
Anyone who pre-orders Ground Zeroes will receive receive exclusive content, including Mother Base Staff for use with the Mother Base in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
While introduced during the events of Ground Zeroes, the Mother Base is set to play a central role in Phantom Pain. Konami has promised that the exclusive Mother Base items obtained via pre-order will give gamers "a key advantage" when they start Phantom Pain. Seeing as it's the central hub where you'll be building new armaments and storing weapons, this sounds pretty useful.