After a tongue-in-cheek teaser for a zombie game during yesterday's Nintendo Direct presentation, Ubisoft formally announced "ZombieU" today at E3. The Wii U exclusive will set players in a zombie outbreak on the streets of modern day London as thousands are ravaged by a deadly virus. The first person shooter integrates interactive elements, GamePad controls, multiplayer, and more.
What else are they gonna dip all those chips in?
DrinkBox Studios turned a few heads at PAX East with their reveal of Guacamelee!, “Mexican themed co-op-multiplayer dimensions-swapping Metroid-vania beat-em-up platformer” starring a “down on his luck Mexican anmed Juan Aguacate.” Just from that sentence alone, you can see why people were intrigued by this bizarre, yet beautiful game. At least someone from Sony noticed enough to make Guacamelee! a PSN exclusive for both the PlayStation 3 and the Vita as part of Sony’s PlayStation Pub Fund Program.
Xenoblade developer taking on Sega/Namco Bandai/Capcom crossover
Project X Zone may be one of the most ambitious crossover titles to date. The strategy-RPG-fighter is poised to set iconic characters of major Japanese publishers Capcom, Namco Bandai and Sega against each other in a battle for supremacy. With three behemoths coming together and mixing their IPs in this lovely video game soup, one begins to wonder exactly who would get developer duties on the project. Would it be Capcom? Namco Bandai? Sega?
The highest scorer will win a trip to Denmark.
If you’re heading into a Gamestop on May 15 to purchase Diablo III or Max Payne 3 (or Game of Thrones-we won’t judge), you may want to slap a pre order down on Hitman: Absolution. Why, you may ask? Besides the fact that it’s the first entry in the popular stealth action series since 2006, Square Enix has put together a rather unprecedented pre order bonus that’s—you guessed it—exclusive to Gamestop.
Azrael, a weapon of choice for Serah, is an Xbox 360 exlusive available for 80 Microsoft Points on January 31, 2012.
The 3DS Circle Pad Pro will be exclusive to the video game retailer.
In response to developer and customer requests, Nintendo developed and will release what they have called the Circle Pad Pro peripheral. This attachment supplies the 3DS with a second analog stick as well as two additional shoulder buttons. Nintendo had already indicated that the peripheral will be made available in North America on February 7th and that they will also offer a bundle that will package together the device and Resident Evil: Revelations which debuts the same day and will support the second stick.
New enigmatic game to be officially outed at Spike's VGAs.
The Spike TV Video Game Awards is starting to become a hotbed for major reveals. With information on Alan Wake 2, BioWare’s next project and more to be revealed, there is many a video game enthusiast's DV-R scheduled to record the event. But even a week before the show airs we’re starting to get some teasers of what’s going to show, including a PlayStation 3 exclusive called The Last of Us.
Naughty Dog's platforming dynamic duo returns in February.
Last month we reported that there were some indications that Jak and Daxter were going to get the HD update treatment and be collected into a single package on the PlayStation 3. Today we can confirm this rumor as Evan Wells, co-president of Naughty Dog, wrote in the Official PlayStation Blog that the Jak and Daxter Collection will make its debut in February.
PlayStation 3 gamers get more free stuff.
Early adopters of the PlayStation 3 version of Saints Row: The Third are getting a little something extra in the coming months. THQ and SCEA posted on the Official PlayStation Blog that those gamers that redeem their online pass before February 13, 2012 will receive a digital copy of Saints Row 2 absolutely free.