Archive:  August 17th, 2011

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Zone of the Enders on the 3DS

By Matt Krebaum, August 17, 2011 0

Hideo Kojima has done it again. This time instead of hinting to a 3rd Zone of the Enders game for the Playstation 3 and or Xbox 360 he is now hinting at a project that will bring the legendary game series to the 3DS. Found on the NeoGaf website, we get a few images that have some interesting things to show us.

Zone of the Enders tells us a story of a war in the future between the UNSF and BAHRAM who is fighting for the freedom of Mars form Earth. The story centers around Leo a boy living on a colony that is attacked by BAHRAM in order to gain two “Orbital Frames” combat machines that represent the height of robot combat technology. Leo is forced to get into one of these Orbital frames named “Jehuty”, and is asked by the UNSF to deliver it to them. With no other Option Leo aided by the Frames AI named “A.D.A” makes his way to get the Frame to the UNSF.

The second game centers around a man named Dingo, a former soldier in the BAHRAM army who left that life behind. He is forced back into it when he runs into the head of BAHRAM named Nohman. Dingo stumbles upon Jehuty and sets out to stop Nohman from realizing his dreams of total domination once and for all.

So after that recap let’s get into the images. Our first image is of a twitter post stating “@Hideo_Kojima_EN: At Kore-P’s Desk. What’t this? No, I know this”. This is then followed by a link and a picture of what looks like a blank Metal Gear 3 story board with the words “Z.O.E Anubis HD” followed by some Japanese characters. As many fans of the game series know Anubis is one of the Orbital Frames stolen by BAHRAM a group fighting for the independence of mars, and are the main villains of the first game. Read More

GamesCom Brings us New Footage From Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

By Benny Girard, August 17, 2011 0

With the recent surge of big video game trailers and release date announcements, we bring you another trailer that has come up from the GamesCom event in Germany. This AC: Revelations video features some neat cinematics, stealthy kills, and..dubstep?

In the latest edition in the Assassin’s Creed saga, the player will be able to take control of Ezio, Altaïr, and Desmond. Unfortunately this will be the last game to feature Ezio and Altaïr as playable characters.  There will be a multiplayer mode in the same fashion that was introduced in AC: Brotherhood, as well as some new game mechanics where players can manipulate Desmond’s memories within the Animus. AC: Revelations is scheduled for release on November 15 for the PS3 and Xbox 360

Souces: Machinima (Video) and IGN

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Skyward Sword Release Date Announced

By Kevin O'Rourke, August 17, 2011 0

The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword has finally been given a release date. At Gamescom the news was dropped that Skyward Sword would be getting a November 20th 2011 release in North America, as well as a November 18th 2011 release date in Europe. This is a nice way for Nintendo to wrap up the original Legend of Zelda’s 25th anniversary. This will likely be one of the last games for the Nintendo Wii as Nintendo prepares to launch it’s Wii U, and continue to push out games for the 3DS. Nintendo described how Skyward Sword would be:

“A massive, multilayered world that takes players from dark dungeons to a diverse overworld to cloud cities in the sky, requiring a combination of puzzle-solving and swordplay to unlock all of its secrets. Link soars through the air on the wings of a majestic bird while exploring the game’s sky area, providing players with unprecedented freedom of movement as they progress on their adventure. The quest lays the foundation for the events in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which is frequently cited as one of the greatest video games of all time.”

With Skyward Sword just looming around Thanksgiving 2011, gamers can rest easy knowing that it’s only a few months away. This is going to be a big year for Zelda fans.

Source: IGN

New Uncharted 3 Trailer from GamesCom

By Benny Girard, August 17, 2011 0

If you like airplanes and hand to hand combat, then the new Uncharted 3 trailer from GamesCom just might be your thing. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is scheduled for release this November, developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony.

Source: IGN

First Dota 2 Trailer

By George Pekar, August 17, 2011 0

Source: IGN

Dota 2 Tournament is now Live

By George Pekar, August 17, 2011 0

The $1 million Dota 2 tournament has started at Gamescom. You can follow all the action live right this very minute on the Dota 2 site. It’s clear within a few minutes of watching that Valve aren’t just rolling out a new game, they’re trying to create the best e-sports spectator experience in the world.

Let’s start with the tournament page itself. There are commentary streams for every nationality that you can switch between at will. The team lineups are below. This provides easily accessible information on each hero. Spectators new to the game can quickly see the stats, strengths and weaknesses of each character and gain
an understand of what’s happening, even if they’ve never played Dota before.

The most impressive addition is the live scoreboard. It’s a pop up that streams real time game information straight to a web page. You can see how much gold each character has, their level, whether they’ve gained their ultimate ability and their current kill/death scores. When they use their ultimate, you can even see the cooldown timer counting the seconds until it can be used again. These stats are updated instantaneously.
When level 18 Pugma saunters up to a level 16 Lich you’ll know who has the advantage, and why.