Trials Fusion Dated

London, UK — February 26, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that Trials Fusion™, the highly-anticipated sequel to the massively-popular platform-racer Trials Evolution, will be available from April 16th.

Trials Fusion™ will be available to download on the Xbox® 360, Xbox® One, Sony PlayStation 4 entertainment systems and on Steam® for Windows® PC operating systems for £15.99. A physical retail version including the base game and the Season Pass will also be made available from April 17th for the Sony PlayStation® 4 and the Xbox® One computer entertainment system, and on Windows® PC.

The Season Pass will also be available to purchase separately for £15.99 which will allow players to download 6 DLC packs released throughout the year between now and 30th April 2015 (Representing a saving of over 30% off the total cost of these packs combined). Each DLC pack will feature new tracks, new bike parts, new rider gear, and new items for the ever-expanding world of Trials Fusion.

Developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev and designed specifically for the next generation of hardware, Trials Fusion™ offers players an unlimited array of obstacles and challenges as they race against the clock – and players around the globe – to set track records.

Trials Fusion™ builds on the same maddeningly addictive physics-based gameplay as its predecessors while incorporating brand new features, including the FMX tricks system.

Players will be able to create tracks that stretch both their imagination and skill, and put their friends to the ultimate Trials test by sharing online with the bustling Trials community, made possible by the fan-favourite Editor Mode.

For the latest information on Trials Fusion, please visit: www.trialsgame.com

Xbox One price cut to £399.99

The first Xbox One price cut is imminent. From February 28th you’ll be able to pick up the Xbox One console for £399.99.

Initially released at £429.99, despite being Microsoft’s best console launch they have still been lagging behind Sony in sales, partly because of the price difference between the two consoles. That gap has now been reduced, and to top it off you’ll also be able to get Titanfall for free.

The Titanfall bundle will release alongside the game on 14th March and include:

  • The console
  • Kinect sensor
  • Xbox One wireless controller
  • Chat headset
  • One month of Xbox Live Gold
  • Digital copy of Titanfall

When speaking to Eurogamer Xbox UK managing director Harvey Eagle said they aren’t able to offer a retroactive refund (or any other deal) to those early Xbox One adopters.

It makes sense for the price cut to come now, with Titanfall on the horizon the Xbox One has what you could finally call a system seller.

Senran Kagura Burst gets a Special Edition for Europe

Senran Kagura Burst (3DS) is released at the end of the month and today Zen United have announced a Special Edition.

The Life and Hometown Edition contains:

  • The game (obviously)
  • A 3D Poster
  • An exclusive Life and Hometown T-Shirt

Unlike a lot of other Special Editions, this one actually is, as only 500 are being made. The Special Edition can be bought exclusively from the Zen store by clicking HERE.

For those unaware, Senran Kagura Burst is a side scrolling beat em up known for its rather, ermm, scantily clad ladies. Already released in the US, it’s certainly been divisive with some praising it’s fun gameplay yet critical of the aforementioned female depictions. Here’s a trailer:

The game is released February 28th for the 3DS. Hopefully we should have a review around the same time.

Curve Studios Announce Mousecraft for PS Vita

Hot from their success with Proteus, Lone Survivor, Stealth Inc and Thomas Was Alone for the PS Vita, they come out with Mousecraft, which seems to be a mix of Lemmings and Tetris.

Yeah, that could well eat up all out time. Check out the trailer below:

You can find out more about the game here.

Velocity 2X Trailer

Futurlab have had quite the busy week. Not only have they just released the excellent Surge Deluxe on PS Vita, they have followed that up with a new trailer for the upcoming PS4/Vita title Velocity 2X.

Check out the trailer below:

Visit futurlab.co,uk for more news

Batman: Arkham Origins DLC cancelled on Wii U

In the latest bad news to hit Wii U owners, Warner Bros have today said they are cancelling all the planned Wii U DLC for Batman: Arkham Origins.

In a statement, Warner Bros say, “Based on demand for DLC content on the system, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has made the decision to remove its offering of the upcoming all-new story campaign for Wii U.” Those who have stumped up the cash for the Season Pass will be fully refunded.

It’s the  latest in a long line of bad news for the struggling console. Earlier this week there were murmurings of Watch_Dogs being cancelled on the system, something which has yet to be confirmed or denied.

Final Fantasy 14 comes to PS4 on 14th April

Final Fantasy 14, the MMO that got brought back from the brink of death is now heading to the PS4. The best news being, if you’re already playing the game on PS3, transferring to the new console is absolutely free.

The beta begins 22nd February and anyone can play. Pre-ordering will also gain you an Early Access weekend going from 11th-13th April and two in-game items (Mog Cap and Cait Sith Doll Minion).

Here’s the launch trailer:

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn is PS4 bound on the 14th April. First 30 days are free, following this the price is £7.69 per month.

Dead Rising Collection arrives on Xbox 360 in March

Following hot on the footsteps of the Fable Collection announcement, Capcom have today announced that Dead Rising will be getting it’s own collection on the Xbox 360. Companies are clearly trying to get every last drop out of the last gen consoles as they possibly can.

The Collection contains Dead Rising 1, 2, Case West, Case Zero and Off the Record. The Dead Rising series is favourite with many people and this collection definately gives you your moneys worth.

The Dead Rising Collection hits Europe on the 7th March.

The Last Of Us: Left Behind Trailer

What better way to celebrate Valentines Day than a post-apocalyptic, zombie infested world? That’s what Naughty Dog thinks anyway with the impending release of The Last Of Us: Left Behind.

This new DLC story set before the events of the main game see’s Ellie team up with new character Riley. Well, “new” to those who’ve only played the game, Riley actually first appeared in the Dark Horse comic The Last Of Us: American Dreams.

With little over three weeks away we have a trailer (opening cinematic) for the DLC, showcasing the relationship between Ellie and Riley.

The Last Of Us: Left Behind is out 14th February. And look for our review shortly thereafter.

Fable Trilogy Coming Next Month

It has been announced that the Fable Trilogy is to be released for Xbox 360 on 7th February.

The Trilogy contains Fable 2 and 3, as well as Anniversary, which is the upcoming remake of the first Fable game. The Fable 1 remake also being released as a standalone product on the same day. It was first spotted on the Xbox Live Marketplace which says, “the games in this bundle are available as individual downloads in the Xbox Games marketplace and are exactly the same”, meaning don’t expect any further enhancements.

The first two games in the series being critically acclaimed, and rightly so, only let down slightly by the usual Peter Molyneux over-selling where there’s no way it could live up to the hype and ambition. Fable 3 fared less better, but was still an enjoyable adventure. If you’ve yet to experience the series then this will definitely be worth checking out.

Lionhead have stated that they will be sharing more details on Anniversary and the Trilogy pack soon.

Rambo: The Video Game Gets New Trailer

Announced back in 2011, it’s been a long while coming, but we’re now getting closer to the release of  another John Rambo massacre.

A new trailer has been released, which you can see below.

Let’s be honest, it may not appear to be the most sophisticated of games, but if this captures the utter bloodshed and insanity of the third and fourth Rambo films then it should be fun. Hopefully.

Rambo: The Video Game arrives  on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Currently no release date has been set in stone, but Amazon have the game listed as a late February release. That’s the best we got.

Ubisoft Announce Far Cry Wild Expedition

London, UK — January 9th 2014 — Ubisoft announced today that to celebrate the 10-year Anniversary of the Far Cry® franchise, a complete compilation called Far Cry The Wild Expedition including Far Cry ClassicFar Cry 2Far Cry 3 andFar Cry 3: Blood Dragon will be released in the UK. The compilation will be available on February 14th, 2014 in the UK for the Sony PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment System, Xbox®360 and PC for £29.99.

In addition to the release of this retail compilation, Far Cry Classic will be available on February 12th as a standalone downloadable title for the Xbox LIVE Arcade and the Sony PlayStation Network at the price of £7.99.

Each Far Cry game included in the The Wild Expedition compilation offers a unique storyline and setting that will keep gamers engaged for hours as they experience the expansive open world beauty, original narrative and the memorable characters all combined with classic Far Cry FPS gameplay.

Far Cry Classic – Far Cry Classic is the premiere and ultimate console version of the very first Far Cry game. Take the role of charter boat captain, Jack Carver, who finds himself hunted by an unrelenting team of highly trained mercenaries in this nature-gone-wrong FPS adventure. This HD revamp features stunningly realistic foliage, real-time day and night cycles, drivable underwater and flying vehicles which you can commandeer, and more…

Far Cry 2 – Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, you are stricken with malaria and forced to make deals with corrupt warlords on both sides of the conflict in order to hunt down your mark – The Jackal.  This version includes the full single-player campaign and Multiplayer.

Far Cry 3 – Beyond the reach of civilization lies a lawless island ruled by violence and human suffering.  This is where you find yourself stranded, caught in a bloody conflict between psychotic warlords and indigenous rebels, where your only escape is through drugs or the muzzle of a gun.  Includes the full single-player campaign, Multiplayer, and Co-op modes.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – The year is 2007.  It is the future.  You are Sergeant Rex Colt: Mark IV Cyber Commando.  Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war, which erupted in the 90s. Get the girl, kill the bad guys and save the world.  Includes the full single-player campaign.  “Packed with entertaining action and hysterical writing, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an ‘80s-inspired blast.” – Kevin VanOrd, Gamespot.

For the latest news on Ubisoft collectible merchandise, please visit and like the page www.facebook.com/ubicollectibles.

Hello Games Announce No Man’s Sky

If you were crazy enough to sit through the 3 hour marathon that was the VGX then you have our sympathies.

From the drunken ramblings of Joel McHale to the fact that very little focus was spent on the awards of this so called “awards show”. Still, one game made it all worth it. That is No Man’s Sky from the Joe Danger developers Hello Games. You should probably watch the trailer:

The fact that this is from a four man team makes this even more impressive, that is if they pull off this massive world that is envisioned. The words “next-gen consoles” is all that’s known, and we have to imagine that means it’ll be appearing on both Xbox One and PS4. No release date as of yet though. It’s safe to say this is one game we have a very close eye on.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Release Date Annnounced

Konami have announced that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be released  across Europe from March 20th, 2014.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES acts as a prequel to events in the forthcoming METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The game introduces a new open-world environment to the series, alongside changing day and night environments, changing weather elements, and extensive AI advances. The game will be available in retail stores nationwide on current generation systems for £29.99 or via download for £19.99. Digital versions for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 can be downloaded for £29.99.

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More news should be coming soon.

Ubisoft Release New Feature Trailer For Tom Clancy’s The Division

One of the more interesting games to come out of E3 in 2013 was Tom Clancy’s: The Division. 

Ubisoft have had a busy few months, but now is the time for them to release some new details on the game. In the trailer below they show off some of the mouthwatering graphics and the technology behind it.

More was teased at the 2013 VGX and expect more information to flow in the coming months.

Atlus announce new Persona projects

It’s been a busy day for Atlus as they announce a ton of news regarding future projects in the Persona series.

First let’s start with the one everyone has been waiting for. That’s right. Persona 5 exists! Announced for PS3 with a scheduled date of Winter 2014 in Japan, unfortunately that means it’s likely to reach European shores late in 2015. The trailer below doesn’t really reveal a lot, but hey, at least we now know Persona 5 is real!

Next up we have Persona Q for the 3DS. This one definitely having a different style to other Persona games. Little is known other than it’s a dungeon crawler from the team behind Etrian Odyssey and features all your Persona 3 and 4 favourites. Due for release in Japan on June 5th 2014.

The weirdest announcement comes in the form of Persona 4: Dancing All Night. A rhythm game for the Vita with dancing Persona characters. Because why not?

And finally we have the news that Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold is coming to the PS3. Certainly exiting times for Persona fans.

New Uncharted Announced for PS4

With the Playstation 4 just going on sale in the US, Sony took the time to unveil a teaser trailer for a new Uncharted game. The game was initially teased by Lord of the Rings actor Dominic Monaghan who last month said he was “excited for the new Uncharted” before later posting a picture of himself at the Naughty Dog offices.

Little is revealed, but Naughty Dog have said there are numerous hints within the trailer. The short tease (and we definitely mean tease!) is below.

 

Team 17 Return to Third Party Publishing

Industry veterans Team17 are to re-enter the third-party publishing arena after a hiatus of almost two decades. For those who may not be aware Team17 started life as a publisher almost 23 years ago, publishing classics such as Alien-Breed, ProjectX, Superfrog, Assassin, ATR, Super Stardust, Apidya, Silverball and many more! This rich heritage resulted in the company being awarded the prestigious title of “Software House of the Year” in 1993 Golden Joystick Awards.

The first title to be signed and announced by Team17 is indie game Light, developed by Brighton creative Just a Pixel. The game is currently in Steam Greenlight being funded by Team17’s publishing team. Steam users can vote to have Light added to Valve’s Steam service here:  http://bit.ly/LightYes.

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Why now?
Ultimately, the timing is right; Team17 is in a very fortunate position with a wealth of personal experience to share. Team17 has an incredible community running into many millions that we can cross-promote within and raise awareness for new IPs and specifically indie games, which are very close to our hearts and something we stand up for. Team17 is home to an awesome digital publishing team who have topped every digital chart from PC, console and mobile over the last couple of years. Most importantly, Team17 make games as well and know first-hand just what it takes to make a game and take it to market correctly across all platforms.

Sounds good?
Team17 help you realise your game’s full potential, contact [email protected]. Team17 will work with you directly to create tailor-made packages designed around your individual needs. These can include a wide range of professional services from funding, lifecycle management, brand building, audience cross-promotion, PR, marketing, localisation, QA and much more!

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About Light:
Light. Developed by Just a Pixel. © 2013. Published under license by Team17. Team17 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Team17 Digital Limited. All other trademarks, copyrights and logos are property of their respective owners.

About Team17 Digital Ltd:
Founded in 1990, Team17 Digital Limited is a leading independent developer and digital publisher headquartered in West Yorkshire (UK). Team17 publishes games for PC, console, mobile and handheld devices and other digital platforms. Visit www.team17.com for more info.

About Just A Pixel:
Just a Pixel is an indie developer based in Brighton founded in 2012. Visit www.justapixel.co.uk for more info.

Local Edinburgh Film Company DeepFried35 prepares to release Halloween Zomedy

Edinburgh, Scotland- October 29th 2013- New local ‘Zomedy’ from film producers DeepFried35 aims to propel Scotland into the online film scene.

Local Edinburgh film company ‘DeepFried35’ are launching their debut film in time for Halloween. The ‘zomedy’ based on the video game ZombiU for the WiiU, ‘The Real ZombieU’ is due to be released on 31st October 2013 and will be available to watch online. The plot follows main character, Ron Dee on his search for an essential mystery object through a Zombie infested city. It is the first major project from ‘DeepFried35’ and showcases some of Edinburgh’s finest local talent of actors and film producers. Also featuring innovative interactive QR code technology; ‘The Real ZombieU’ is certainty aiming to push the boundaries further than any other locally produced short film.

ZombiU the game was released in November 2012 as a launch game for the WiiU console and Greg McCraw and Shaun Paul Johnston, the creators of fan film ‘The Real ZombieU’ are both fans of the game. They wanted to create a film where they could combine the game with some of their favourite zombie films such as Shaun of the Dead. They said “We were inspired by the originality of films like Shaun of the Dead and obviously we are big fans of the ZombiU game so we thought, why not incorporate the two?”

The visual effects in the film carry a ‘game-like’ feel throughout with the main characters scanning device representing the WiiU console and the on screen EKG monitor giving the illusion that the audience are playing the game. QR codes will also pop up during the film which the viewer can scan with their mobile phone to receive extra content and information about the characters which may be a first for the indie film scene. The film is both creative and clever allowing the audience to interact with the film like they could a game.

“This is the first major film we have created as ‘DeepFried35’ and wanted to make sure it was something that people would be interested in.”-Shaun and Greg. The film will contain elements of the game and the guys hope to engage the interests of both film and game aficionados, so far gaining a lot of attention from Nintendoenthusiasts.com and other gaming sites alike. DeepFried35 plan to break the barriers and put Edinburgh on the online film industry map and hope by releasing ‘The Real ZombieU’ might help bridge the gap between the film and game industries.

 

Background Information

DeepFried35 started earlier this year when graduated film student Greg McCraw and actorShaun Paul Johnston decided to create a film company to break into the Scottish independent film scene. They wanted to emulate the success of US Freddie Wong who has rose to fame with his online short film creations. Johnston says “There’s not much going on in Edinburgh or Scotland in terms of pushing the online film industry forward. Guys like Freddy Wong have seen success from their films on YouTube in the states but no one seems to be making it big here in the UK. We wanted to show people there is great talent here in Edinburgh and the in rest of Scotland.” The guys are currently planning their second film which will go into production later this year.

 

Additional Information

‘The Real ZombieU’ will be available to watch online on Wednesday 31st October from:

www.deepfried35.com and www.youtube.com/user/deepfried35
Facebook: www.facebook.com/deepfried35
Twitter: www.twitter.com/deepfried35
Google+: www.plus.google.com/117899185931211380981/posts
Amber Dryden: [email protected]
Sam McCraw: [email protected]

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection Dated

Konami Digital Entertainment BV has announced it will release its Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection on November 8th, for PlayStation®3 and Xbox360®.

Set to end with the release of the final chapter of the heroic Dracula trilogy in February 2014, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection immerses gamers in Lords of Shadow lore and boasts over 40 hours of award-winning gameplay.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection comprises:

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Users guide Gabriel Belmont, a holy knight charged with protecting innocents from the malevolent Lords of Shadow, as his murdered wife’s spirit guides him to his ultimate destiny. Included with the first chapter are the ‘Reverie’ and ‘Resurrection’ DLC chapters.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD – The second chapter of the series continues the story 26 years after the events of the original Lords of Shadow, as Gabriel’s descendants confront their destiny.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Demo – Whetting appetites for February’s epic conclusion, players also have their first chance to play as Dracula in the epic Lords of Shadow finale, via this exclusive demo.

The compilation features the original Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and available via voucher code will be Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD and the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 demo, as well as both the Reverie and Resurrection DLC packs.

Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Announced

You may have noticed that we’re big fans of the Persona series here at Gamestyle and it’s great news that Persona 4 Arena is getting a new update. Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold aside from having an epic name, features three new characters, new character balancing, and is said to continue the story that ended so abruptly in the original Persona 4 Arena.

For the new characters we have the return of Persona 3 favourites Junpei and Yukari, alongside a brand new character Sho Minozuki. Here’s the trailer:

The game is set to hit Japanese arcades towards the end of the year with console versions still unconfirmed.

South Park The Stick Of Truth Release Date Announced

London, UK – 25 September 2013 – Today, Ubisoft®, South Park Digital Studios and Obsidian Entertainment announced South Park: The Stick of Truth, will be available in the UK on the 13th of December for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Windows PC release date will be shared at a later time.

Fans can check out the latest action in South Park: The Stick of Truth by watching the new “Destiny” trailer, released today. In the trailer, the New Kid steps forth and fulfils his…destiny.

About South Park: The Stick of Truth

Arm yourself with weapons of legend to defeat underpants gnomes, hippies and other forces of evil.  Discover the lost Stick of Truth and earn your place at the side of Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny as their new friend. Succeed, and you shall be South Park’s saviour, cementing your social status in South Park Elementary. Fail, and you will forever be known as a loser.

In addition, the South Park: The Stick of Truth Grand Wizard Edition, a must-have for any self-respecting South Park fan, will also be available on the 13th of December and features a trove of mystical items from the deepest reaches of South Park to aid you in your quest to acquire the Stick of Truth and rid the realm of evil.

The Grand Wizard Edition will be available in the UK at www.amazon.co.uk and via the Uplay shop and includes:

South Park: The Stick of Truth Game
The full game on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

Grand Wizard Kidrobot® Cartman Figure
Own the Grand Wizard Cartman and his stick of authority with this six-inch replica figure from Kidrobot®. The Grand Wizard Cartman figure is not available in stores and can only be found in the Grand Wizard Edition.

Kingdom of South Park Map
The entire town of South Park has been mapped for the first time in South Park history.

The Stick of Truth Ultimate Fellowship Pack
Unlock the ultimate fellowship with the one pack to rule them all!  Choose your class and pick your perk with four exclusive Stick of Truth costumes that come equipped with special abilities.  Suit up as the Necromancer Sorcerer to increase your fire damage, earn extra gold by equipping the Rogue Assassin outfit, deal extra weapon damage with the Ranger Elf costume, or raise your defence with the Holy Defender outfit.  The choice is yours, New Kid.

Gravity Rush Gets A Sequel

Well this is a surprise, and definitely a welcome one!

A sequel to Gravity Rush (which we rather enjoyed) has just been announced for the Vita during the Tokyo Game Show. You can check out the short tease below.

No other details have been released, but this is one we’ll be watching closely.

New Trailer For The Evil Within at Tokyo Game Show

Shinji Mikami will have the opportunity to show off his latest project this week in Japan at Tokyo Game Show. To celebrate the occasion Bethesda have just released a new gameplay trailer for The Evil Within™.

Shinji Mikami, the father of survival horror, is back to direct The Evil Within – a game embodying the meaning of pure survival horror. Highly-crafted environments, horrifying anxiety, and an intricate story weave together to create an immersive world that will bring players to the height of tension. The Evil Within is in development for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC and is slated for release in 2014.

STAN LEE POWERS UP IN LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES

The  LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes are calling for back-up from a comic book legend, the one and only Stan Lee! Check out Stan Lee in LEGO form and his Marvel super skills in action as he joins the cast of more than 100 playable Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe.

Well, he makes an appearance in most other Marvel related things, so why not here!

OlliOlli Developer Interview

OlliOlli is coming out for the PS Vita in the near future and Gamestyle had the chance to sit down with developers Roll7 to find out a bit more about the game.

We are speaking to Tom Hegarty of Roll 7

OlliOlli looking fantastic, what were your influences for the game?

The objective was to simplify the controls of a skate game as much as possible. Its all about twitch reactions, and getting the most out of your environment. In that sense it takes a lot of cues from games like Meat Boy and Dust Force. I think it’s also quite similar in it’s core game to things from the 16 bit era. We don’t start throwing tons of new features at the player as the game progresses, we aim more to give the player different situations in which to use a skillset they’ve been mastering since the start.

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What makes the Vita an attractive prospect for you? We love the system at Gamestyle but it has been much maligned from some corners of the gaming media.

Roll7’s first game, Gets To The Exit was on iOS and despite some good reviews the sales didn’t make pretty reading. It was after that we decided we needed to shift to Console or PC platform, smaller markets perhaps but more a focused gaming audience. A chance meeting with James Marsden form Futurlab at Develop 2012 ended up with John Ribbins (Roll7 Game Designer) showing him the iOS concept demo for OlliOlli and James then introduced us to Shahid at Sony . We pitched a number of ideas to Sony, but OlliOlli was the one that stuck (we had to ask Shahid for our iPad back!) The transition from iOS to Vita was actually quite natural and the analog controls have hugely enhanced the way the game plays and how you as a player can interact as the skater

What do you class the game as? Skateboarding sim, Platformer, Endless Runner, a mix of all of those? Pitch the game to us!

We’re focusing on’ Arcade Sports’ as a genre at the moment. If we had to sum up the game in one line we’d say SuperMeat Boy meets Skateboarding’. You’re gonna slam a lot but if we get it right you’re also gonna be reaching for the restart button over and over! Its definitely not an Endless runner, all the levels are carefully crafted and it’s all about tricks, combos and high scores! There are actually over 120 tricks in the game + a load of unique grinds

What is the thought process for a game such as this? When people think of skateboard games, they look at Tony Hawk, Skate and the likes, this seems quite removed from that and not just because it is in 2D.

In terms of other skating games OlliOlli feels closest to ‘Skate’ in terms of its control system. People who try and play OlliOlli using Tony Hawk’s controls will not get very far! However it does has its own feel, as skaters ourselves we wanted to try and simulate certain aspects of skating that other games don’t touch on, In this case the landing. The key to big scores is stomp your tricks by pressing X just before you land to get a ‘Perfect Landing’ You can pull the most ludicrous chain of combos but if you don’t get your landing right you lose all your points….. or slam.

How much input has Sony had on the creative process? Aside from funding, have they left you to completely make the game you want? Was that part of the reason for working with them?

The Feedback form Sony is always very constructive and after our meetings with them its then play tested by their in house team and we get detailed written feedback. However, Sony make it very clear that it is our decision as to what we do and don’t implement, though on more often than not we feel that their guidance is better for the game and it tends to get implemented and perhaps tweaked along the way. We didn’t know it would work this way before we started but we’re really happy with the process.

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What are the difference between making a Vita exclusive and games for the PC or Mobile platforms?

The Support from Sony is a key aspect here. We have access to DevNet where we can post any tech issues we are having in a private or public forum. We had some issues with our Audio Engine the other day and someone from Sony actually came out to our Studio! It’s great to get that kind of support the likes of which we’ve not seen on non-console platforms.

Will we get to see other titles such as ‘UR Not a Hero’, ‘Gets to the exit’ come to the Vita if this is a success? Or after OlliOlli is it a case of making another fresh game?

We’d love to put more titles on the Vita, we’ve become big fans of it since we’ve started developin, and I now play the Vita more than any other console/PC or tablet. Ur Not A Hero has actually not been released we just put out an uber early Alpha version on our site and people downloaded it and seemed to like it! We now have a publisher for Ur Not A Hero, but I can’t reveal too much about it yet.

We have a load of other concept demos that have never seen the light of day so we’d love to get those onto the Vita sometime too!

There seems to be somewhat of an Indie revolution on the Vita right now, how does it feel to be part of those early stages, being a game often quoted when upcoming Indies are being touted?

We certainly feel it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. We’ve only just got to know the Indie Community ourselves but everyone has been very friendly and welcoming as well as willing to share ideas and cross promote each other’s games.

We’re currently talking to Alan Zucconi and Nicoll Hunt about an ‘Indie Homage’ where we include each other’s characters in our games, its early days yet but check out #indiehomage on twitter

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Is the game going to be an all in what you see if what you get? Or are there plans to add in some DLC levels or features down the line? There are randomly generated levels for some modes, but what are the possibilities of level creation and sharing? Or is that something you would rather steer away from?

We’re not sure on DLC at the moment but the game is going to very big without it, so hopefully you’ll be happy with what you get! 50 Levels, 50 Spots, Infinite Mode, Daily Grind mode and once you complete all that you’ll get Rad Mode, which lets you replay all the levels using the original Demo controls which are incredibly difficult to master but once you get them it gives the game a real edge!

Finally, we have to ask… Are there any secrets not revealed about the game that you can tell our readers?

Haha, they wouldn’t be secrets if I told you! Nothing to reveal right now sadl , we’ve got a few ideas but we’re focusing on making sure the already extensive game is a great experience!

 

Thank you Tom for your time.

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Rayman Legends Demo Incoming

LONDON, UK — August 13th, 2013 — Today, Ubisoft announced that a demo for Rayman Legends, the highly anticipated platformer developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, will be available to download on Xbox Live® online entertainment network from Microsoft and the PlayStation Network. The demo will be live on both platforms in the United Kingdom on August 14th.

The legendary demo of Rayman Legends will feature three different levels from across the Rayman universe as well as a look into the competitive Invasion Mode. Playable maps include Teensies in Trouble and A Toad Story, along with their Invasion Mode counterpart level, and a fan-favourite musical map themed to the song ‘Black Betty.’ The demo will also include access to the Gallery of Heroes where players can swap costumes of their character, and various trailers for the game.

At the same time, Ubisoft is pleased to reveal a walkthrough video highlighting a new musical map available in the game. Titled “Gloo Gloo”, this map takes place in the stealthy underwater world, 20,000 Lums Under the Sea.

Rayman Legends will be released on August 30th, 2013 in the United Kingdom, for Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system from Sony, Sony PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and Microsoft Windows PC.

Following Rayman® Origins, our heroes take a 100-year nap, allowing nightmares to infest the Glade of Dreams. Once Rayman awakes from this mysterious sleep, he must set off on a new adventure with his friends to restore order in the universe. While traveling between five different worlds, players must defeat legendary enemies to save the Teenies from these evil villains. Rayman Legends features a wide range of gameplay, including traditional Rayman platforming action and new music rhythm-based stages. In Rayman Legends, a fifth player can join in on the fun by taking on the role of Murfy exclusively on the Nintendo Wii U™ GamePad controller. All of the game’s adventures can be played by up to five players on Nintendo Wii U™.

For more information on Rayman Legends, please visit:

www.raymanlegends.com

Zatanna heading to Injustice: Gods Among Us

It’s a pleasant surprise to see Netherrealm still supporting Injustice, especially after the initial four character season pass and following on the footsteps of Martian Manhunter is Zatanna. And as this video shows, she has some skills.

Zatanna goes on sale Tuesday 13th August for 400MSP/£3.99.

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend Of The Titan Release Date Announced

Santa Ana, Calif. (August 6, 2013) – NIS America today announced that Etrian Odyssey™IV: Legends of  the Titan will be available in retail stores throughout Europe on August 30, and as a digital download on Nintendo eShop the following week on September 5. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan contains plenty of challenges and gameplay for fans of old school dungeon-crawling RPGs, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. A demo which includes two dungeons will be available on eShop on August 15  for those fans who want to get a nice sneak peek at Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan!

Players will utilize the 3DS system’s bottom touch screen to chart their path and create their own maps to keep the party alive in the face of the dangers that await. The game offers robust character customization and job class options, as well as an all-new “Casual” difficulty option to provide greater accessibility for players new to the series.

For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com/etrian4/

About Etrian Odyssey IV:

For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city. But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured—until, that is, the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsisto seek your fame and  fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to  Tharsis’s oldest mystery.

Key features:

Wealth of content: Engage in more than 30 hours of first-person RPG action and 3D dungeons. Lovable characters: Etrian Odyssey IV invites adventurers into another dimension of gameplay with enhanced graphics, featuring new character portraits and 3D enemies for the first time. Fly into the clouds for more: Players can upgrade their skyship to battle amongst the clouds.  Dungeon delvers can also access one another’s guild cards and trade items using the 3DS system’s StreetPass feature.

New Dragon’s Crown Trailer

Atlus have released a new trailer for upcoming game Dragon’s Crown. Exclusively for PS3 and PS Vita.

Dragon’s Crown will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems for $49.99 and $39.99 respectively and is available for pre-orders now from major retailers. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. More details about the game are available on the official Dragon’s Crown website at: http://www.atlus.com/dragonscrown/

Details for the EU launch should be coming soon.

Bioshock Infinite Gets First DLC

Hone your combat skills today with BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds; still to come, an all-new adventure set in Rapture before the city’s fall

New York, NY – July 30, 2013 – 2K and Irrational Games announced today thatBioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds*, the first downloadable content pack for the best-selling multiplatform video game of 2013 to date**, BioShock Infinite, is available for download worldwide starting today on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows® PC.

BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds, developed by Irrational Games, is an action-focused downloadable content pack that presents players with a series of unique, intense challenges and a whole new gambit of combat opportunities. Players will combine a diverse toolset of weapons, Vigors, gear, Tears and Sky-Lines in four new areas inspired by the classic BioShock Infiniteenvironments. In addition, by completing all 60 Blue Ribbon challenges, players will unlock exclusives in the Columbian Archeological Society, gaining access to new Voxophones, Kinetoscopes, concept art and more.

BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds is available starting today for £3.69 (400 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live® for Xbox 360) via online marketplaces on all available platforms, and is included in theBioShock Infinite Season Pass*.

Also in development at Irrational Games, BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea* is a two-part add-on campaign featuring an all-new story for Booker and Elizabeth, set in the underwater city of Rapture before its fall. These two campaigns will be available individually for £9.99 (1200 Microsoft Points), and are also included as part of the BioShock Infinite Season Pass.

“We are really excited to offer our fans the content that they have been asking for,” said Ken Levine, creative director of Irrational Games. “With Clash in the Clouds, people get a pure action experience that takes BioShock Infinite combat to its highest challenge and intensity level. With the Burial at Sea episodes, we are building a Rapture-based narrative experience that is almost entirely built from scratch.”

The BioShock Infinite Season Pass is available now for £15.99 (1600 Microsoft Points) and includes all three pieces of add-on content, as well as the Early Bird Special Pack, which includes powerful weapon upgrades, exclusive gold weapon skins and infusion bottles to upgrade abilities.

BioShock Infinite is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For the latest news and information onBioShock Infinite, become a fan on Facebook and follow Irrational Games on Twitter.

BIGBEN INTERACTIVE AND MILESTONE ANNOUNCE WRC4

Charged by adrenalin, the official 2013 FIA World Rally Championship videogame will be available in October for PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360 and Windows PC®

25th July 2013, Milan (Italy) – Bigben Interactive in collaboration with the development studio Milestone, recognized racing videogame developer, announces WRC FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 4, the fourth chapter of one of the most loved series that will be on shelves in October 2013 forPlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Xbox 360® and Windows PC®.

Emotion, Authenticity, Simulation.
Following the path taken with the previous chapter of the series, WRC 4 will feature a new amazing mix of elements with high graphical detail and real in-game sound. All these improvements are possible thanks to the community’s feedback. The main characteristics that will be included into this new game are: loyalty to the license, an exciting game experience, accessibility for first-time players and a dynamic and competitive online game mode.
Among new features of this 2013 edition, players will have the chance to experience new lighting conditions, new weather effects depending on the stage, and a brand new Career Mode to put the player into real driver’s shoes . Realism and immersion are two of the most important pillars of the development, with impressive 3D environments and an HDR system that will grant the best in-game performance.

“We are very pleased and proud to become the publisher of this famous racing franchise”, said Alain Falc, CEO of Bigben Interactive. “This is a new step in the partnership built with Milestone over the past few years. All our efforts are done to offer players the most complete and realistic WRC videogame”, concludes Alain Falc.

“We’re really happy to be part of this exciting WRC 4 announcement and all the news included into the 2013 version of the game”, affirms Luisa Bixio, Marketing and Sales Director. “This brand new chapter, different from the previous reboot of the series, will include many  of the improvements requested by the community. A lot of the features that we’ve seen on the official Facebook page or received by mail have been incorporated. We’re convinced that WRC 4 represents a step forward for the series and will be appreciated by players”, concludes Bixio.

WRC 4 is the official game for the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship and features all the rallies from the 2013 WRC calendar, complete with all leading WRC teams and drivers in the revamped Career Mode to turn players into real WRC drivers. WRC 4 also features an improved version of the graphics engine, called Spikengine, launched last year.

Published by Bigben Interactive and developed by Milestone studio WRC4 will be available in October 2013, for Xbox 360®, Windows PC®, PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita.
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Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD Gets Release Dates

The European version of Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD! is now done, and ready for release. It’ll be hitting the PSN Store in SCEE regions (list below) on the 7th August. 

Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD! is a remastered, native PlayStation Vita version of Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims – Dakko Dakko’s second title, released for PlayStation minis in May 2012. The all-new PlayStation Vita version introduces a selection of brand new additional features and content, not least a new ‘twin-stick’ control scheme created specifically for Vita. All art, music and sound effects have been fully remastered and we’ve added a lovely set of PSN trophies.

Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims in HD! will be €3.59/£2.99 or local currency equivalent, has support for French, Italian, German and Spanish text, and will be available on PSN Stores in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Poland, Luxembourg, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Israel & India!

The US version is close to complete and will follow very soon.

Blizzard Tease Diablo III For Home Consoles

Genuine Evil Coming to Your PS3- Choose Your Weapon.

#EvilReborn

Blizzard Entertainment’s epic action-RPG Diablo® III is moving the eternal war between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells to a new battleground— PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®! Armed with a controller and a custom-designed interface tailored for consoles, players will step into the role of one of five powerful character classes—Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Wizard, Monk, or Demon Hunter—and embark on a dark journey to save the world of Sanctuary from ancient demonic forces. As these heroes adventure from the besieged town of New Tristram all the way to the Diamond Gates of the High Heavens, they’ll engage in pulse-pounding combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, grow in experience and ability, and acquire items of incredible power.

Blizzard Entertainment originally released Diablo III for Windows® and Macintosh® PC on May 15, 2012. Within 24 hours it had become the fastest-selling PC game of all time, and as of December 31, 2012, Diablo III had sold through more than 12 million copies worldwide.