I had posted that a game featuring characters from Capcom fighting characters from Namco had surfaced on the internet. That game has now been made official by an announcement at Comic-con and is titled Street Fighter X Tekken. (That is read as Street Fighter Cross Tekken)
The game won’t be out for about 2 years according to Capcom and Namco, but hopefully all of the news between then will help fans with the wait.
It’s official, Sony has announced that LittleBigPlanet 2 will launch this year on November 16th! Sony has also revealed that a collectors edition of the game will be released for $79.99 and will feature tons of extras.
The collectors edition will come with bonus DLC Sackboys, bookends, a rad Sackboy plushie, and of course the game itself. If you pre-order the game you will also get a download code for a special Sackboy. Depending on where you pre-order the game from will determine what Sackboy you get. Gamestop promises a special Tron Sackboy, where Bestbuy offers a cute Toy Story alien Sackboy.
I am sure my friend Thomas will flip when he sees the plushie. This collectors edition is more than worth the extra $20.
On August 31st Xbox 360 owners will be able to download Dead Rising 2: Case Zero on Xbox LIVE. Capcom’s downloadable title will introduce players to Dead Rising 2’s protagonist Chuck Greene and will feature gameplay from the upcoming title.
Case Zero will also link Dead Rising 2 with the original game and allow you to unlock exclusive in game items for the sequel.
I can’t wait to duct tape two chainsaws to an ore and butcher waves of zombies!
After 2k revealed that the legendary Michael Jordan was going to be featured as the cover star for NBA 2k11 there was much speculation that you would also be able to play as Jordan. Today all of the rumors can be put to rest because the “Jordan Experience” has been unveiled.
Thanks to Fraggs.net for the great teaser!
Like many people I don’t want to pay $150 dollars to wave my body in front of a TV. However, if you drop $60 bucks off the end price I might consider it. Right now Toys-R-Us has a pre-order promotion running for Kinect, and is offering the motion gaming device for only $89.99!
If you have any interest in Kinect at all then you probably should jump on this deal before it expires.
Go HERE and enter the promo code 939418 at checkout.
NOTE: As soon as I post this the deal gets nixed. I am sure anyone who was able to order it will have their order canceled. Sorry folks, but I guess if something is too good to be true, it is.
Earlier today an image appeared on the official gallery for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on Marvel.com. The image showed 2 new characters joining the roster after the 4 that were announced yesterday. It would appear that now the image has been completely removed, but not before many could see that both Thor and Amaterasu made the final cut.
I am sure most of you are very familiar with Thor, but probably not so much with Amaterasu. If you haven’t played Okami, which you really should if you haven’t, then the Wolf Goddess Amaterasu is an odd site to see in a fighting game. Actually, even if you have played the game it comes as a huge surprise that Capcom would add her to the end roster.
Despite the weirdness of fighting as a wolf, I think she is a great addition and will definitely please all of the cult following of Okami.
Yesterday EA announced 6 new titles that are in development for various platforms. Among these games was the spiritual successor to Spore, Darkspore.
Darkspore’s gameplay is a combination of dungeon crawler and user generated content like Spore. Players will be able to create their own warrior using the familiar creation engine from Spore, and use it in a Diablo style game. Co-operative play is highly encouraged like most games of this genre and there is a major emphasis on the collection of sweet loot as well.
People playing Darkspore will be able to use magic or physical attacks to make their way through different dungeons. At the end of each level players can opt into a double-or-nothing type system where you can keep the end items given to you, or continue to a harder level for the chance to double their loot.
Darkspore will release on PC and is slated for sometime in February 2011.
Spore was such a great concept, but ended up failing. This game has a lot of great ideas and I hope this time they are executed correctly. I am talking to you Will Wright.
I haven’t done a contest in awhile, so I have decided to get rid of a spare game. I have one download code for Obscure: The Aftermath for the PSP to give to one lucky winner.
All you have to do is RT the following post on twitter and follow @wasdydotcom, “I just entered to win a free PSP game download code from http://wasdy.com RT & follow @wasdydotcom to enter #wasdy Ends 7/23”
Make sure to tweet the whole thing including the hashtag to enter! As stated in the tweet the contest will end this Friday.
Note: You can RT it once per day to get a total of 3 entries.
Two old faces from the series, as well as two new have been added to the MvC 3 roster.
The 4 newly announced characters include Dr. Doom and Super-Skrull on the Marvel side, and Chun-li and Trish on the Capcom side.
The addition of Super-Skrull is pretty epic. I can’t wait to see who they reveal next. Please let me be able to play as a giant Metool!
The graphical enhancement for the Xbox Live Marketplace browser is now available for download. Get game suggestions, suggest games to friends, and enjoy the better search filters.
You can download it HERE.
As if Marvel vs. Capcom 3 wasn’t enough, rumors are popping up all over the internet about another Capcom versus title in the works.
According to various sources a game featuring characters from some of Namco’s famous franchises, such as Tekken, and characters from various Capcom games will be announced soon. The fighters will be pitted against each other in a 2.5D fighter similar to that of Street Fighter IV. Perhaps the screenshot above is an actual screen from the upcoming game?
Of course this is all complete speculation until proven true, but possibly more details will be released at Comic-Con. I can only hope to pit Dig Dug against Mega Man.
This really isn’t a big surprise considering almost every retailer had this price listed already.
Kinect will be released on November 4th and come packaged with Kinect Adventures for $149.99.
I am so disappointed.
Today Amazon will be having Xbox 360 Lightning Deals on some great games. I will update the blog as the deals come out.
ALL DAY - Transformers: War on Cybertron: $42.98
6:00 AM - Singularity: $39.99
9:00 AM - Red Dead Redemption: $42.99
11:00 AM - Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands: $25.99
12:00 PM - Street Fighter IV FightStick: $94.99
3:00 PM - “The first modern day spy role-playing game.” (Alpha Protocol?)
4:00 PM - “Hone your stealth skills.” (Splinter Cell: Conviction?)
6:00 PM - “Life 23 years from now.” (Metro: 2033?)
9:00 PM - “Explore the deadly, shadowed world of an Assassin.” (Assassins Creed II?)
I have to admit that I have never actually watched the Deadliest Warrior on Spike, but I have always loved the idea of pitting two great warriors of different backgrounds against each other. When I heard Spike was launching a game after their successful TV franchise I was quite skeptical. Most TV or movie to game translations end up being completely lackluster and find their way to the bargain bins in no time flat. Deadliest Warrior seems to actually beat that curse and deliver solid visuals and gameplay in a small XBLA package.
Deadliest Warrior pays homage to a host of great fighters including games like the Soulcalibur series and one of my PSone favorites, Bushido Blade. The game relies heavy on a more tactical approach to battle and has players strategically planning their fights by working with the strengths of their warrior. Much like Bushido Blade one quick combo from your opponent can easily defeat you if you don’t block or counter properly. The title features 8 different warriors total, each with varying ranged and melee attacks. These warriors include the Apache, Centurion, Ninja, Knight, Samurai, Pirate, Spartan, and Viking. At first glance the characters seem very unbalanced, but after playing through with each character you will find out that the game actually offers a rather balanced playing field.
Visually Deadliest Warrior is a fantastic looking arcade game, but can suffer from frame rate hiccups from time to time. When the game is running smoothly it’s incredible to see your warrior decapitate an opponent or amputate them limb by limb. It really plays to those Mortal Kombat fans whose guilty pleasure is to tear their opponent into pieces, and it works very well.
The score in Deadliest Warrior is completely forgettable and nothing to really note. The sound effects however, are spot on and add a nice atmosphere to the game. Hearing your warrior’s taunt adds a great level of uniqueness to your character and hearing the sounds of arms and legs separating or metal clinging really sets the mood of a fight.
In the end Deadliest Warrior will only take you about 3+ hours to beat arcade mode with all of the warriors and unlock their second tier of weapons and armor. After finishing this up you will be treated to a challenge mode that adds a little bit more to the single player experience. The challenges can get stale after you play around with both survival and survival slice, but are a blast to play. I suppose I am sadistic and enjoy slicing off the heads of waves of enemies.
Though multiplayer is king in fighting games, and Deadliest Warrior offers a few modes in this category. You of course have the traditional local battle where you and a friend can go head to head on the same TV, but it also features an online battle mode. Online you can either play ranked, unranked, or tournament matches. It’s not the best online fighting experience I have ever had, but solid for an arcade title none the less.
For 800 MSP the game is a steal for any fighting fan who loves gore and more thought provoking fights. The achievements are rather easy and even a novice like me had no problem racking them up, but the online achievement may take some time. I have to hand it to Spike for making a solid fighter with unique gameplay and memorable battles.
I give Deadliest Warrior 7 out of 10.
Download the game HERE for $10.
Gamestop.com is having a sale on tons of new and used items. Some of the items are up to 50% off and offer freebies with certain purchases. There are actually a lot of good deals here so go take a look.
You can get to the main deals page by clicking HERE.
I’m not sure who still plays Assassin’s Creed II, but if you do and really want more from the game then this is your week. Starting today Xbox LIVE Gold members will receive discounts on select AC2 DLC and AC2 Avatar gear.
Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities & Secret Locations: 400 MSP
Sequence 13: Bonfire of the Vanities: 240 MSP
Sequence 12: Battle of Forli: 240 MSP
Da Vinci’s Flying Machine: 160 MSP
Guard Armor: 240 MSP
Another week of blah deals from Microsoft.
I have never really cared about owning fancy shoes. In fact, I only own moccasins and both pairs I own are falling apart. However, Nike is set to release a new line of shoes this Holiday season that all dorks like me will buy.
The Street Fighter Nike SB Dunk Pack features shoes inspired by Capcom’s Street Fighter II chracters. The pack will have a Ryu mid top Dunk and a Chun-li low top Dunk. Both shoes mimic the fighter’s outfits and are super awesome.
I feel like I did when I first saw the Marty McFly Hyperdunks, but hopefully these wont cost $300. I just want to lightning kick someone with my Chun-li Dunks on!
Everyone loves free stuff, and today Valve is dishing out a fantastic freebie. Starting today users of Steam will be able to download Alien Swarm for free. Alien Swarm is a top-down 4 person co-op shooter in the vain of Alien Syndrome and will feature all the trimmings a regular Steam game offers.
Why wouldn’t you download a free game? If anything you can get some achievements off the game.
Download Alien Swarm HERE.
Not too long ago a mysterious Mega Man title appeared on the internet called Mega Man Universe. Many speculated that it could be some sort of MMO attempt by Capcom, but today we finally get a glimpse of what the game may actually be.
The creator of Mega Man, Keiji Inafune, has stated that “imagination is the star of the game” and that this game was made for all of us folks that grew up with the Blue Bomber. The game will stay true to it’s 8-bit roots, much like Mega Man 9 & 10 have, but be “something that you have never seen before,” says Inafune.He has also hinted that the trailer does reveal some details about the game.
I seriously squealed like a little girl while watching the trailer. In my opinion the game will more than likely feature Rock with various Capcom character’s powers. Since Inafune says imagination weighs heavy in the game, could we possibly see players being able to customize their own Mega Man? I sure hope so!
The game will be released to XBLA and PSN. I am guessing it will also make its way to WiiWare as well.
Watch the trailer HERE and fall in love!