The latest Final Fantasy installment gets into the hands of gamers early next week
Everyone loves demos. They are a chance to try out a game before a purchase to make the right decision when buying your games. Square Enix will be releasing a demo for Final Fantasy XIII-2 this upcoming week for PS3 and Xbox 360 systems.
The demo will arrive for download in North America on PlayStation 3 on January 10th, and on Xbox 360 on January 11th. There aren't any details yet on what part of the game the demo will allow gamers to play through.
The full version of Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be released in North America on January 31st, 2012.
Limbo, Playdead's once exclusive game to Xbox 360, has been praised for its art and puzzle-platformer style. Limbo has also recieved high ratings of 9/10 from both IGN and Game Informer as well as many other reviews. It's safe to say that the majority of players who tried Limbo approved of the unique gameplay.
Rumors began to spread when Sony Computer Entertainment Korea had a submission for Limbo to be classified by the Korean Ratings Board. Of course, these rumors focused on the PS3 system because of Sony's involvement. However, it has been confirmed that Limbo will be coming to PS3 as well as Steam. Playdead CEO Dino Patti told Edge, "Limbo is production for Steam and PSN, and is coming very soon. I cant elaborate more at this moment, but we will have more details soon." So, soon enough, anyone with a PS3, Xbox 360, or PC running Steam will be able to get their hands on Limbo. No details on a date have been mentioned, but the game will most likely be $15. Keep an eye out for when Limbo is available for download on your system.
Owners of the recently released FPS known as Brink will be pleased to know that the developers are being generous and offering the first DLC completely free for two full weeks.
As Bethesda's blog states: "the DLC features two all-new environments, five new player abilities, two new outfits, and two new weapon attachments". So, it's safe to say that this DLC has decent content, especially for the free price tag. The update for this DLC is already available for PC users while Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users will recieve the update with the release of Agents of Change. The DLC will be available on Xbox LIVE, PSN, and Steam. There is no officially release date, but Bethesda is saying "early July". Make sure to look out for this DLC because it will be free!
Four games in Microsoft's flagship series revealed, two dated.
Possibly one of the worst held secrets of the year, Microsoft Game Studios officially revealed Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary at this afternoon's E3 press conference. Few details were revealed during the conference itself, being announced simply as a fully remastered version of 2001's Xbox launch title of the same name complete with online cooperative play. Members at NeoGAF have since identified the studios behind the title as Saber Interactive and Certain Affinity. The game seems to be running on the same engine as 2010's Halo title, Halo: Reach, but using the gameplay and physics systems found in the original Halo: Combat Evolved. Some posters have also claimed that Halo Anniversary won't have its own multiplayer component, instead following in the footsteps of Halo 3: ODST and being an extension of Halo: Reach's multiplayer, complete with new (old) maps. Whether the maps can be exported for a nominal fee or not isn't clear at present. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is scheduled for release on November 15th, 2011, exactly ten years after the original release. MSRP, according to Siliconera, is $39.99.
Microsoft also announced today the start of a new Halo trilogy. The first game from this trilogy, presumably under development at 343 Industries, is simply titled Halo 4. A brief clip shown at the end of the conference was all Microsoft was willing to share, however the game has a tenative release window of Fall 2012.
In this article, I take a look at the new multiplayer maps released as DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops
On 2/1, Treyarch released four new multiplayer maps and one new map for Nazi Zombies for Call of Duty: Black Ops, their record-breaking first person shooter. Costing 1200 Microsoft points for those on Xbox 360, the maps are titled Berlin Wall, Discovery, Kowloon and Stadium.
Berlin Wall, naturally, is stationed at the divide of East and West Germany, complete with a "No Man's Land" area. Discovery is another snow-based map with several choke points for those who enjoy fast-paced action. Kowloon is based on a level from the campaign mode and continues Treyarch's quest for interactive gaming with two zip wires, which allow players to travel quickly from one destination to another, although leaving them vulnerable for attack by those scouring said areas for kills. Stadium is exactly how it sounds. A sports stadium, based on a New York ice hockey arena.
Want to know more? The video below, courtesy of oiGamingx, gives a brief overview of the maps for you.