Category Archives: Videogame News

News stories on videogame titles.

Trailer: Brand New Persona 4 Arena Trailer

Atlus have released a brand new trailer for their upcoming fighting game – Persona 4: Arena. The game exists within continuity, making it a very strange move by Atlus.

Teddie, a character from Persona 4, has gone missing. In order to find him, the cast of Persona 4 watch the Midnight Channel in order to, hopefully, find him once again. This leads to discovering him announcing a fighting tournament in which the cast all enter in order to reunite with him. The game also features characters from Persona 3. Persona 4: Arena is expected to launch on both PlayStation 3 an Xbox 360 during the Fall of this year, with Europe yet to even get a release date. Japan will be receiving this game on the 26th of this month.

It honestly does look fun. I don’t expect any incredibly serious fighting tournaments with the game, but I reckon I’ll pick this one up all the same. After all, games are about fun aren’t they?

Trailer: Zone of the Enders Comic-Con

Just released this weekend, Konami have set out their Comic-Con trailer for the action/mecha franchise’s HD remake – Zone of the Enders HD Collection. The trailer shows off the neat visuals, but also show off more of what the game is actually like. It’s enough to get anyone excited.

Zone of the Enders HD Collection contains both Zone of the Enders titles in 720p at 60 FPS (frames per second). They’ve been putting a lot of effort and time into this port, and it shows. The game has yet to receive an official release date, but is due to launch sometime this Summer. Given that we’re in July, that doesn’t leave a lot of time left! I’ve got this collection pre-ordered. Do you?

Activision Releases Comical Deadpool Press Release With Hidden Nuggets of Information

Activision just released the press release for High Moon Studio’s upcoming Deadpool video game. The press release contains small nuggets of new information hidden away. But what was even more interesting was that the press release was written entirely in first person. For full details, read after the jump.

Confirmed by Deadpool himself in the press release, Marvel writer Daniel Way has been hired to write for the title. Daniel Way is currently writing the current Deadpool comic book and has been since its inception back in 2008, so if anyone knows Deadpool well enough it will be him.

Deadpool also dropped a big hint that some X-Men stars will also be making guest appearances. I’m pretty certain one of them will be Wolverine, but I guess that is pretty much a case of stating the obvious. You can read the full press release below.

 Hey suits, listen up ‘cause I’ve got some pretty sweet news to break.  I, DEADPOOL, today announced that I’ve…(ahem…we’ve) …yes, right…WE’VE decided to make a kick-butt, butt-kicking new video game based on the awesome-ing-ist Super Hero ever known to man …(and woman, if you know what we’re sayin’) – starring yours truly,ME – DEADPOOL.  I know, I know…I pee’d myself a little with excitement just now too (you call that ‘a little?’).

Some of you may know me as the Merc with a Mouth, (or the mercenary for hire) – what can I say; I have skills!  (You know who else has skills?) High Moon Studios has skills, and I hired them to make my game, because they’re awesome, and so am I.  But they’re not as awesome as I am, if that’s what you’ve heard.  (Who’d you hear that from?)  (Wait, listen…you smell something?)

Anywho, where was I?  Oh yeah, ME, and my game DEADPOOL!  With some cashola I ‘borrowed’ (ha!!! riiight…‘borrowed’) from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI(blah blah blah), and some of the big cheeses (mmmmm…cheeeeese) from Marvel Entertainment, my DEADPOOL game will feature all of my favorite things – katanas (check), big guns (and not just these amazing arm muscles) (check), crazy poop-your-pants action (check), hot chicks (check),  maybe some of myX-MEN™ friends (well, depending on what they’re wearing), burritos, bouncy houses and of course ME!!! (check)(check) And check!

And now, a quote from me about my game:
“I, DEADPOOL, ‘hired’ Peter Della Penna and his physically embarrassing team at High Moon Studios for two reasons.  First, because of their close proximity to Mexico so I can get fresh, authentic chimichangas delivered daily,” said DEADPOOL, newly self-appointed Head of High Moon Studios, and Supreme Commander of PR, Marketing, Legal, and just about everything I want to be in charge of at Activision Publishing, Inc. “Second, if High Moon can make an amazing game about big transforming robots look cool, then they can surely make me look amazing in a third-person action video game, from all angles (seriously Peter…my bottom is my good side, so don’t screw this up).”

And now, a quote from that other guy at High Moon Studios:
“We weren’t actually planning on making a DEADPOOL game,” said Peter Della Penna, formerly Head of High Moon Studios and now second in command.  “But,
DEADPOOL came by the studio one day, said he was taking over, and that if I didn’t h ir e Marve l writer Daniel Way p ronto and m ak e the most amazingDEADPOOL video game, he’d break both of our arms and beat us to death with them.  I have kids, so we’re making the game.”

Speaking of ME, for your viewing pleasure (or other pleasure – hehe) check out this awesome teaser trailer and find out more information for my newDEADPOOL video game at this web thingy, and be sure to follow me on what’s-yer-face at

(Image from Joystiq)

First Look @ WWE ’13

Being a big fan of wrestling since a young age, I always get excited when news comes out regarding one of the new games. WWE 13 seems to be no exception, between the reworks of the Predator Technology to the Collector’s Edition content, my inner child has a lot to look forward to with this upcoming title.

Well, the first feature that caught my eye was the Collector’s Edition Content.
As well as the game, you receive the following goodies.

  • Exclusive foil packaging featuring embossed Stone Cold Steve Austin skull.
  • Exclusive collectible art card personally autographed by Stone Cold Steve Austin.
  • Exclusive Stone Cold Steve Austin in-game attire: red skull t-shirt (circa 2001).
  • Exclusive Stone Cold Steve Austin in-game ATV ring entrance (pictured).
  • “Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time” (DVD)  (available to 360 and PS3 owners).
  • Access to WWE Hall of Famer and WWE ’13 global pre-order offer Mike Tyson playable character.

Now, I would have been happy with the in-game content, but to include the DVD that retails for £11.99 too is such a nice bonus. Especially when the Collector’s Edition would normally only have a £2-3 increase in cost.

As predicted every year, they will try their hardest to beat the previous year’s game. So far they have introduced the Predator Technology2.0, which features new animations, transitions and modified controls that will return to deliver intelligent, fluid and engaging WWE action, resulting in a smoother gameplay experience than its predecessors. Also returning are the popular WWE Universe and Career-style story mode which have now been improved to dynamically introduce matches, make alliances, rivalries and the unpredictable moments all from each decision the player makes, on the road to becoming the WWE champion.

Another new feature that I, personally, am very excited about, is the “OMG! Moments”.
OMG! Moments has a wide range of features, including: ring breaks, barricade breaks, announcer table breaks, and more interestingly, reversing mid-air finishers.

There are even more new features, including the all-new “Creation Suite”, which will allow players to finally be able to fully customize Superstars, entrances, arenas, finishing moves, storylines, highlight reels and more, as well as share them online and download the communities creations. 

So there you have it, all the information so far released, and now all here for your reading pleasure. One thing is for sure, this winter is definitely going to have some serious Attitude. The title is due for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 30th this year in the US, or November 2nd anywhere else where this will be hitting the shelves. 

First Look @ JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver.

In keeping up with the announcements for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Capcom have announced that the old JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure game released in the arcades back in 1998 will be getting a full fledged HD remake. The game, released in the west on the original PlayStation and the Dreamcast in 2000, is based on the popular Japanese graphic novel series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, as you’ll know if you keep up on any news we post. Screenshots and details after the jump.

The game is based upon the third part of the franchise, Stardust Crusade. In Stardust Crusade, various individuals obtain a spiritual power called a ‘Stand’. One such individual is Jotaro Kujo, the youngest in the line of the Joestars and grandson of the protagonist of part two, Joseph Jostar. The story follows Jotaro as he and his companions travel half the globe to battle the vampire Dio who has been locked in combat with the Joestar family for one hundred years.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will feature a brand new multiplayer lobby where players can compete with up to eight other players. Winner plays on as each loser is replaced with someone else in the lobby. Furthermore, replays can be saved allowing players to re-live or share their best moments, whilst learning from the very best players. Fans of Super Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will also recognise the matchmaking system where the player may select opponents based on a multitude of factors including location and connection speed.

The game is set to launch from the PlayStation Network on August 21st for $19.99, and Xbox LIVE Arcade on August 22nd for 1600 Microsoft Points. You can view the screenshots below, and don’t worry if you don’t like the new appearance as Capcom have promised that you will be able to play in an Arcade SD Mode to enjoy the old look.

Honestly, the game seems a bit expensive for an Arcade game, but I can’t help but feel excited that I can finally get my hands on this game once more. I really like the sounds of the lobby as well. It brings us closer to having the offline multiplayer experience online.

Trailer: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Announced

Out of nowhere comes the fabulous announcement trailer for a brand new Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure fighting game. It looks crazy and over-the-top and just what I’d expect from a Jojo game. Seemingly characters from all eight parts will be making an appearance.

The title is based upon the Japanese graphic novel series named Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, written by Hirohiko Araki. The comic (or manga for the easily offended Japanese fanatics) is comprised of eight parts and has been going since the 80’s. Each part follows a protagonist of the Joestar bloodline whose name can be shortened into “Jojo”. The franchise itself is famous for being over-the-top, having crazy pseudo-science, and being extremely campy. It’s a franchise I hold dear to my heart. 

It’s unknown whether the title will see a western release, as the last game to be brought over was the title released on the original PlayStation. It’s being developed by CyberConnect2, the developers of the popular Naruto fighting games as well as Asura’s Wrath. All Star Battle will be a PlayStation3 exclusive title.

Bandai Namco - Official All Star Battle Website

Trailer: Deadpool Announced

Announced at the San Diego Comic-Con, it appears that High Moon Studios (the developers of a personal favourite – Transformers: War for Cybertron) have been working on a Deadpool video game. It’s pretty exciting news, as the mercenary with a mouth has yet to receive his own game. At least until now.

Deadpool is a pretty popular Marvel comic book character, finding himself ranked high in a number of notable lists. He’s an unstable lunatic with a sense of humour and incredible healing factor who happens to quite frequently break the fourth wall. The trailer also confirms that Nolan North will be reprising the role.

The trailer itself seems to reveal little else beyond the graphics style and that the game will be a third person action game. It sounds like a great set up, and I have a lot of faith in High Moon Studios. I’m really looking forward to hearing more about this title.