Thursday 17 September 2015

Star Ocean: Second Evolution coming to PS Vita, PS4

Star Ocean: Second Evolution

Square Enix is planning to release the PSP version of Star Ocean: Second Evolution will for PS Vita, but a PlayStation 4 version is also planned, according to Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness producer Shuichi Kobayashi.
Speaking on the Famitsu Channel Tokyo Game Show 2015 broadcast, Kobayashi said that the release is “not that far off,” but did not share a release window.
Again, it should be noted that this is the original PSP remake, which is being ported to PS Vita, and again to PlayStation 4.

World of Final Fantasy Gets An English Trailer For Tokyo Game Show 2015


Square Enix have released an English version of their World of Final Fantasy trailer for Tokyo Game Show 2015. The trailer was originally showcased at the Sony press conference on September 15th in Japan. You can watch the new version with English subtitles below.

Killing Bites game TGS 2015 trailer

Killing Bites

Nex Entertainment has released the Tokyo Game Show 2015 trailer for its recently announced Killing Bites game.
The video game adaption of the manga series is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan in spring 2016.
Watch the trailer below.

The First 'Ghost In The Shell' Gameplay Trailer Is Here

Ghost in the Shell: First Assault 

When most people talk about Ghost in the Shell, they're referring to the classic anime movie. Some may talk about its follow-up series, Stand Alone Complex, or some may talk about the original manga.
Few, however, will ever mention the games based on the anime.
That's not to say that Ghost in the Shell games are bad, it's just that most have been forgotten. There were games on the original PlayStation, the PlayStation 2, even the PlayStation Portable — but none of them ever did well enough to be considered commercial successes. They weren't terrible, but they weren't all that great, either.
While previous games may have tried to adapt Ghost in the Shell's story into a recognizable gaming format, it seems like developer Nexon is taking the opposite route. Ghost in the Shell: First Assault is a brutal first-person shooter with a heavy emphasis on tactical play, upgradable skills and acrobatics — but it may be unrecognizable to longtime Ghost in the Shell fans.
 Ghost in the Shell had plenty of action, sure, but it was its philosophical take on science fiction that makes the series what it is. There were plenty of violent gunfights, but they existed to serve the story — here, it looks as if most of the story has been stripped away in favor of ridiculously over-the-top action.
Ghost in the Shell: First Assault - Windows 
Not that First Assault looks bad by any means: while it's not necessarily on the cutting edge from a graphical standpoint, the brief gameplay trailer manages to show off a lot of what First Assault has to offer. While it's hard to say what the game will ultimately end up playing like, the trailer makes it look like a blend of Rainbow Six, Counter-Strike and Halo: the video may show nothing but explosions and blasting enemies through walls, but the developer promises a focus on team- and skill-based gameplay as well.

Ghost in the Shell: First Assault - Kusanagi 

There's no word on when First Assault will launch, but Nexon is hosting a closed beta in the coming months — if you want to sign up, just head on over to the developer's official site.

Everything Is Awesome In The 'LEGO Dimensions' Launch Trailer

Image via Warner Bros. Interactive. 

Lego Dimensions is almost upon us. The game takes physical LEGO toys and combines them with a universe-mashing video game world, with a range of beloved film franchises from Ghost Busters to Back to the Future.
And all these various universes come crashing together when a mysterious vortex opens up—meaning we’ll finally see what happens when Homer Simpson and Gandalf take on the forces of evil.

The game features a bevy of fantastic voice-actors as well, including a number of major celebrities. Probably the most exciting is Michael J. Fox reprising his role as Marty McFly from Back to the Future, alongside Christopher Lloyd as Doc. Chris Pratt is also back to do both his characters from The Lego Movie and Jurassic World. And Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson are voicing Ray and Winston from Ghost Busters. Perhaps best of all is Gary Oldman voicing the villain Lord Vortech.


The entire toys-to-life concept began several years back with Skylanders. The lucrative sector quickly filled with others like Disney Infinity and Nintendo’s amiibo, and it was only a matter of time before LEGO got on the boat. After all, the long-time toymaker has been putting out video games for years.
LEGO has some advantages, obviously, given its track record in both toys and video games even if they are a bit late to the party in this particular genre. Still, with everything from The Simpsons to The Wizard of Oz and The Lord of the Rings available to build and play in, LEGO fans and gamers may finally get the LEGO game we’ve been waiting for.
LEGO Dimensions launches September 27th on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Stay tuned to Forbes Games for more coverage and analysis of the game.

Attack on Titan game shows off giant-slashing action in new trailer

Koei Tecmo debuted a new trailer for its Attack on Titan game at Tokyo Game Show today, including a first look at gameplay footage.
The trailer shows off protagonist and player character Eren fighting one of the series' titular gigantic monsters. And by "fighting," we really mean "brutally dismembering."
Developed by Omega Force, the team behind the Dynasty Warriors franchise, the game is based on the popular dystopian fantasy manga and anime series. The voice actors from the TV adaptation will go behind the microphone for the game, as well.
Koei Tecmo first announced the game back in August, when they released a brief teaser for it. The publisher's president, Hisashi Koinuma, mentioned then that the studios "hope to reveal more information soon." Details remain scarce, but the new trailer at least suggests the developer's success in translating the series' distinctive art style into 3D.
Attack on Titan will be out for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita sometime in 2016. For more news from TGS 2015, check out our StoryStream.

Rainbow Six Siege will launch with 11 multiplayer maps

Rainbow Six Siege 

“At launch, Rainbow Six Siege will have 11 maps, playable both day or night, all using the full potential of our Real Blast destruction technology. In addition, all post-launch maps will be downloadable for free. We want players to stay with us for the long term and have ambitious post-launch plans that we will detail at a later stage,” a Ubisoft representative shared via email.
Original story follows:
Rainbow Six: Siege is shaping up to be a satisfying tactical shooter if Evan's hands-on impressions are anything to go by. Level designer Benoit Deschamps was in Sydney recently to show off the game ahead of its new December release date and, in a discussion about the design process, he told me the team had come up with over 50 ideas for map settings for Rainbow Six: Siege, but had to whittle that number down to ten. 
Asked to clarify, he confirmed the map count is ten, though more will come post-launch. “As for now yes, there are ten maps," he said, "but we have more planned because we’re already working on more content for players after launch."
The beta for Rainbow Six: Siege will launch September 24, followed by an official release on December 1st. Wes had the most recent hands-on session with the game's Terror Hunt mode. "Ubisoft talked about randomly selecting a combination of objective types and maps to keep the mode fresh," he wrote, "but I'd love to see some deeper customization beyond that, like tweaking AI behavior and loadouts, time allotment, and the number of enemies."

EA's Next Free PC Game Now Available on Origin

Electronic Arts has announced the next free game it's offering to PC players through Origin. Available now for free is Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2. The 2000 RTS game was designed by Dustin Browder, who has since joined Blizzard Entertainment. Red Alert 2 replaces Zuma's Revenge, which was free since July.
Red Alert 2 (and the Yuri's Revenge expansion) is free through Origin's "On the House" promotion. Head to the Origin website to download the game now. This is the full game to keep forever. The only "catch" is that On the House offers can vanish at any time, so if you're interested, you may want to act quickly.
GameSpot's Red Alert 2 review scored the game an 8.5/10.
"Red Alert 2 offers lots of challenges and variety for real-time strategy players of all skill levels, and it'll be particularly fun for fans of previous Command & Conquer games," we wrote back in 2000.
Games previously made available through the On the House promotion include Syndicate (the original), Peggle, Battlefield 3, Dead Space, Plants vs. Zombies, and Dragon Age: Origins, among others.