There’s nothing like taking your favorite Greek gods and killing them in the most brutal manner possible. That’s the premise of the God of War series and you would think the pantheon is running low. Who will Kratos kill next? Odin? Amon Ra? Quetzalcoatl?
Not only was Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands my very first time playing a PoP game, but it was the first time in very long time that I played a platformer that required so much dexterity. To be honest I was turned off to platformers since reviewing some mediocre Sonic games and I wasn’t particularly excited about delving into this one, even though PoP is worlds apart from Sonic.
Industrygamers reports that the next Zelda for the Wii, Skyward Sword, will be released in early 2011. It has a revamped visual style compared to its predecessor, Twilight Princess, and takes advantage of the Wii Motion Plus. We just won’t see this new Zelda installment in the coveted month of November.
Red Steel 2 is a complete overhaul of its disappointing predecessor. Presented in smoothly animated, vibrant cel-shaded graphics, it ditches the Yakuza setting for some alternate Old West inhabited by ronin, biker gangs, and near future sci-fi technology. The nameless protagonist is modeled after Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name archetype popularized in spaghetti westerns, just a lot more ninja-like.
Truth in advertising: A Desperate Struggle
Let’s face it: the Wii has the reputation for being the home for triple-A first party titles as well as innumerable casual games and mini-game collections. But there are Wii games that appeal to the hardcore audience; the two that immediately come to mind are the criminally overlooked Madworld and the original No More Heroes.
At least we put in some effort to look like zombies. Your Wolverine costume just looks slapped together!
Capcom announced today that the long anticipated sequel to the kill-zombies-with-anything game Dead Rising will be released in North America on August 31 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC platforms.
Today Ubisoft announced that Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands™ will ship in May 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the Wii™ system from Nintendo, the Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DS™ systems, and Windows-based PC. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands™ will expand the Prince of Persia universe with a new storyline, the introduction of new characters, and new powers over nature and time. The game takes place between Prince of Persia® The Sands of Time and Prince of Persia Warrior Within™.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that it will publish the sequel to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Batman: Arkham Asylum. It is currently in development with Rocksteady Studios. As far as possible villains for the Dark Knight’s next outing, PlayStationLifestyle.net reports that we might confront Mr. Freeze, The Black Mask, and…Two Face!