Freddy Krueger joins the Mortal Kombat Roster

July 21, 2011 by

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Fans of the new Mortal Kombat have been left wondering for some time who the final dlc add-on character for the Mortal Kombat Season Pass would be. The current additions have been Scarlet, Kenshi and most recently Rain but the identity of the last character in the pack has remained a secret until now as WB games and NetherRealm Studios announced today that Freddy Krueger will be making his way to the Mortal Kombat Universe.  Xbox 360 fans who purchased the season pass should get him as part of that pack but expect him to be priced at around 4.99 USD like the other DLC characters.

Freddy’s inclusion in Mortal Kombat marks the first good thing hes been in since the 80′s.  Check out his character trailer after the jump.

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Lost Winds comes to iOS and Android

July 21, 2011 by

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Lost Winds was one of the first titles out the gates when WiiWare launched back in May of 2008. The game itself is known as one of the better titles available on the service and even got a sequel in Lost Winds: Winter of the Melodies ;however, being a WiiWare exclusive has kept the series out of many people’s hands due to the stigma that comes with the normally poor quality of software available on the service.  Frontier Development seems to seek to change that by releasing Lost Winds on both iOS and Android later this year.  The game will have touch screen controls to replace the Wiimote as well as a virtual joypad for character movement.  No word yet on an exact release date or pricing yet but expect the game in the app store soon.

I’m not so sure how I feel about the game working with a virtual joypad but if they implement it right this game could be great for the platform.  I was a big fan of the series on WiiWare and I would high suggest checking it out if you havent already.

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Suda51 brings ‘pop’ to Zombies with Lollipop Chainsaw

July 20, 2011 by

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This weeks Famitsu magazine revealed details on the newest project of Suda51 titled Lollipop Chainsaw. The game is a Third Person zombie action game with a “pop” style.  The player takes on the role of Juliet Starling a cheerleader tasked with fending off the hoards of zombies that have infested her highschool. One of the main differences from Lollipop Chainsaw when compared to other zombie action games is its stylized gore.

“Instead of sprays of blood, we have the zombies emitting bursts of pink light,” ”When it comes to gore, we can certainly go that way if we want, but we wanted to give the game more of a ‘pop’ feel.”

Yoshimi Yasuda of Kadokawa games has stated that the game already has a publisher in line for release in English but he did not mention the publisher’s name. No release date is known as of yet but the game will be coming to both the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.

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The Binding of Isaac announced for Steam

July 18, 2011 by

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Earlier this month Edmund McMillen one of the creators of Super Meat Boy announced that he was working on a new title named The Binding of Isaac.  In the game you take the role of a young child named Isaac who escapes being murdered by his mother by fleeing to the basement. The game is a much smaller title in comparison to Super Meat Boy with influences from games like Zelda, Smash TV, and Robotron.  A post on Edmunds blog revealed that the game will be coming to Steam this August. No official price for the game is known as of yet but Edmund did say that “it definitely wont put much of a strain on your wallets”.

Check out some screenshot’s of the game after the jump.

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Halo Anniversary Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed

July 18, 2011 by

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Fans of the Halo Franchise got a treat this E3 when Microsoft and 343 Industries revealed Halo CE: Anniversary Edition an HD remake of the classic Xbox title.   Microsoft has since then revealed details on the goodies you will get if you pre-order the game.

Pre-Order’s will come with the following extras:

  • Master Chief Avatar Armour: Heroes Never Die, and to honour the 10th anniversary of John 117, you will finally be able to transform your Xbox Live Avatar into the iconic hero by outfitting it with Master Chief’s signature MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armour.
  • Grunt Funeral Skull: An exclusive, game-modifying skull that changes the rules of the game for an explosively humorous experience, Grunt Funeral sends Halo’s most lowly and lovable enemy out in a blaze of glory. And plasma. And then more glory. Once the skull has been activated, every Grunt’s methane tank will explode like a plasma grenade when killed. Watch out for the Grunt chain reaction!

343 Industries also released a new trailer that details the effects of the “Grunt Funeral Skull” which you can view after the jump.

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Details on Batman Arkham City Collectors Edition revealed.

July 17, 2011 by

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Best Buy recently posted details on its website about the Collectors Edition of Batman Arkham City.  The collectors edition will come at the hefty price tag of $ 99.99 and include a multitude of extras.  The extras include a premium statue by Kotobukiya, an Art Book, early access to the games DLC, and the Gotham Knights animated feature.  The collectors edition is due to ship on PS3 and 360 alongside the regular edition for PC, PS3 and 360 this October on the 18th.

I was pretty disapointed with the collectors edition of Arkham Asylum but this one sounds like they are putting more effort into it.  The figure sounds like a great addition seeing as how Kotobukiya has made some pretty good stuff in the past and it cant be any worse then that plastic Batarang they offered with Arkham Asylum CE. I don’t think I will end up getting it though as I was planning on getting the PC version and there is no word of a Collectors Edition for the platform at this time.

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Taito Teases Groove Coaster

July 15, 2011 by

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Taito recently teased a new game from Reisuke Ishida the creative mind behind Space Invaders: Infinity Gene.  The company posted a link on it’s twitter page to a teaser site that shows a Space Invader with headphones glowing ominously.  The site promises that the game will be “an exhilarating next-gen groove game!”.  No other details are known as of yet so we can only speculate but chances are it is a music based rhythm game of some sort.

Considering the soundtrack of Infinity Gene was my favorite part of the release the idea of Taito making a game based around said tunes sounds pretty good.  If they can pump out the same quality of release then I’m already sold on the game.

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Ubisoft adopts the online pass system with Uplay Passport.

July 14, 2011 by

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Ubisoft seems intent on joining the ranks of the Online Pass club alongside current inductees like EA, THQ, Codemasters, WB and Sony.  Ubisofts own pass will be named the Uplay Passport and its first implementation will be in the upcoming Driver: San Francisco.  As with all online passes new copies of the game will come with an unlock code for the multiplayer component.  People who buy the game second-hand will need to buy an online pass for the game on XBLA or PSN.  No word yet on whether or not this will be in all future Ubisoft titles but considering the trend it seems likely to be the case.

This is the sort of thing that really annoys me about the games industry. I don’t comprehend how publishers think punishing the consumer for buying a used game is a good idea when chances are it is more likely to turn them off of your brand. The way things are going I wouldn’t be surprised if they start fully implementing DRM in console releases in the next generation.

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Ms. Splosion Man to get free DLC and Soundtrack.

July 13, 2011 by

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Ms. Splosion Man may have just hit XBLA today but Twisted Pixel isn’t done with the game just yet as they have revealed that they will be supporting the title with free weekly DLC challenge maps. These challenge maps will feature weekly leaderboards and marketing director Jay Stuckwisch also promised prizes to be given out “from time to time” to the top players of the week.

Ms. Splosion Man’s official site also launched today and the game’s soundtrack will be available for download free of charge soon.

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3DS eShop update adds Netflix Support

July 13, 2011 by

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Tomorrow the 3DS joins the ranks of portable devices that are capable of accessing Netflix. The news was revealed via an e-mail sent out by Nintendo earlier today.  In addition to the free Netflix app the eShop update will also include Extreme Hangman 2, Afterzoom, Baseball, Puzzle Fever, Just Sing 80′s Collection, and Game & Watch Gallery.

Normally I would be excited at the idea of having a portable Netflix device but seeing as how I recently got an iPod touch this doesn’t do much for me, however; if they ever get 3D movies on the service I will definitely  be checking it out.

 

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