Category Archives: New Game Information
All upcoming game info based on New IP’s only
PlatinumGames: “Bayonetta 2 would not exist without Nintendo white knighting that project.”
Last week, creative producer at PlatinumGames, JP Kellams gave a presentation for The University of Central Florida Center for Emerging Media in downtown Orlando, and while discussing a part of his career at PlatimumGames. A question was raised in regards to changing between publishers and platforms, Kellams went onto say the following:
Without getting into some stuff that is both business and confidential, the simple question I’d like to ask you is, ‘Do you want to play Bayonetta 2?’ Bayonetta 2 would not exist without Nintendo white knighting that project. So while I totally understand that people want to play it on the platforms that they’ve played it on previously, we really wanted to make Bayonetta 2.
Eager fans have been waiting somewhat impatiently for the chance to get their hands on Titanfall’s beta, and now we finally have information on how they can. Very recently we learnt that not only will the beta not be open, it will also require sign ups. Vince Zampella (of Respawn Entertainment) has clarified through his twitter that they will attempt to get as many people as possible in and playing despite it not being open.
To gain access to the beta you must fill out the registration form at http://www.titanfall.com/beta and you will be alerted as to whether you got in by email before February 17th. Applications for Beta access close February 14th.
“Let me tell a story of Lemuria, a kingdom past, and a girl born for glory…”
When I first saw the trailer for a small Ubisoft game entitled “Child of Light”, I was utterly mesmerised. The art style, narration and score of the announcement trailer cemented it as a game to watch out for in the future, and after seeing the trailer announcing the release date I’m convinced that it has the potential to be one of the best games to come out in 2014 (April 30th, to be exact!).
Using Ubisoft’s UbiArt Framework the developers have been able to use concept art in the game as assets, 2D animation combined with 3D models and animation to make for a unique art style. Previously used in Rayman Origins and Legends, Child of Light adopts the same technology to bring it’s watercolour world to life. The developers say they aimed for it to feel like “A playable poem”, the visuals capturing all the rhythm, flow and beauty a poem can hold.
Become Dracula in Castlevania’s most impressive outing to date
Last week the Australian Red Cross, in collaboration with Mindscape, gave the media and general public an early taste of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. This event aimed to educate gamers on the importance of donating blood whilst previewing the latest vampiric offerings from Mindscape.
This event was a great success, with pledges and blood donation happening during the evening. Awareness of important issues like blood donation in the specific demographic games like Castlevania aim for can always be improved, and this type of event was a really clever way to reach out. I have to thank both Mindscape and the Red Cross for allowing us to come and test out the game, and to commend them on the excellent event held. I really hope we start to see more events like this, focussing not just on amazing new games, but also on important topics within our society. You can read more about blood donation, and even donate on the Blood Service website.
Watch the newly release ‘Every Lead’ trailer below
As to not make us early adopters of next-gen consoles feel left out, Square Enix have just announced that Murdered: Soul Suspect will release on both the Xbox One and the PS4.
Both of these consoles will of course offer increased visuals due to their more powerful hardware and both will output at native 1080p. Much like Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, subsurface scattering and increased particle count to depict a more immerse world have been described to be included in the game.
Murdered: Soul Suspect will be available June 2014 for the Xbox 360, the PS3 and PC.