Author: Alex Seedhouse

Following confusion earlier when the released PR made no mention of Sony’s current console, Kimi Matsuzaki, Senior Community Developer for Ubisoft, has confirmed that Ghost Recon: Future Soldier is heading for PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. In a tweet she explains, “PS3 version will be the same as 360 version,” before further commenting that both will be released simultaneously; “PS3 version will come out the same time as 360, good sir!” Finally, PC owners will also be able to expect some news soon as she finally reveals “For those wondering: We will tell more about the PC version later”, although we’re unsure whether its release…

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Rockstar Games have revealed the pre-order bonuses for their upcoming Western title, Red Dead Redemption. First up is the Golden Guns Weapon Pack, exclusive to Amazon pre-orders across both North America and the UK. Players with these gloriously shiny weapons will receive more Fame per kill – the more you get, means more in-game side missions become available to you. This will open up more opportunities to duel, rescue more kidnapped townsfolk, or even bribe lawmen for less money. Customers at Amazon.com will also receive a $10 Amazon.com Gift Card. Finally, within the UK, pre-ordering from retailer GAME will provide…

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Eidos have revealed today that they are set to release a new collection of artwork entitled ‘The Art of Tomb Raider‘. Held within two books, owners are presented with every significant piece of art from the adventures of the series intrepid explorer, Lara Croft. With a total of 568 pages separated into two volumes, which is something that will surely be instantly snapped up by die-hard Tomb Raider fans across the world. Volume 1 chronicles Tomb Raider through Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, with Volume 2 following Tomb Raider: Legend right through to Tomb Raider: Underworld. Within, fans will…

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In an interview in Ultimania magazine, Motomu Toriyama and Yoshinori Kitase, respectively the Director and Producer of the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XIII title from Square Enix, discuss the reasons behind the linearity of the title. In response to a question relating to such factor, which has been a noted criticism of the game in recent reviews, Toriyama responds: “We made the map and battles function as part of the story, so that players get the same feeling as the characters. To achieve this, we wanted the story to progress non-stop [in a linear fashion], until Chapter X*.” The interviewer…

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In the same interview in which Toriyama explains the linearity of Final Fantasy XIII, he also mentioned the lack of towns was due to the fact that in producing HD quality graphics it would take far too much time for the developers to create. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCAJADlLg9g Alongside such comments, Yoshinori Kitase also explains that such a problem relates to being unable to currently consider the continual requests for a Final Fantasy 7 remake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL_Xqgjm55Q He explains, “This issue is related to whether a Final Fantasy 7 remake will happen or not. It is very hard to make games on PlayStation 3 in…

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In a recent interview with the Dutch version of Official Playstation Magazine, Final Fantasy XIII Producer Yoshinori Kitase has explained the decision that has become a sore point to many Western Final Fantasy fans – the choice of Leona Lewis for the titles theme song. Responding to the question as to why the original Japanese theme song, Kimi Ga Iru Kara, was replaced with My Hands by Leona Lewis, rather than receive a straight English translation, Kitase explains “We have tried to translate the original theme song, but the singer had difficulties with that. This is a new type of tactic, an experiment if…

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Tecmo Koei Europe have today released the box art for their upcoming third-person shoot ‘em up title, Quantum Theory. It was back in December that they announced the game, originally planned as a Playstation 3 exclusive, was to become multiplatform. The full title is due out on 26th March, for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 platforms.

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Microsoft has just announced the upcoming release schedule for Xbox Live Marketplace, which is as follows; Xbox LIVE Deal of the Week:Feb. 2: Splosion Man, 400 Microsoft PointsXbox LIVE Games on Demand:Jan. 26: Dead Rising and Halo WarsFeb. 2: Medal of Honor: AirborneXbox LIVE Arcade:Jan. 27: KrissX, 800 Microsoft PointsFeb. 3: Chime, 400 Microsoft PointsXbox Avatars Marketplace:Jan. 28: Assassin’s CreedFeb. 4 : Valentine’s Day and Carnival collectionsGame Add-OnsJan. 27: Pinball FX Excalibur Table, 240 Microsoft PointsJan. 28: Assassin’s Creed II: Battle of Forli, 320 Microsoft PointsFeb. 2: Halo 3 Mythic 2 Map Pack, 800 Microsoft Points I’ll certainly be picking…

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Cliff Bleszinski is sure to excite games across the globe following a rather promising announcement on Twitter today. In a short tease, he reveals that; “Kick ass news soon. VERY soon. Watch this space…” I’m sure that fans will be hoping for an announcement regarding Gears of War 3, rather than a new Natal project from Epic Games… we’ll have to wait to find out though! Picture Courtesy of Spong.Com

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Geoff Keighley has just announced on Twitter that the global announcement of the next title from Platinum Games, developers of the recently acclaimed title Bayonetta, is set to happen within this week’s GTTV Show. Alongside this, Gametrailers will also have an exclusive trailer for us to cast our eyes over after the new title has been announced. Following the popular reception of Bayonetta, we’re really excited to see what the developer has in store next – could it be a sequel title, or something completely different? I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

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