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  • Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle Announced for 3DS

    Level 5 has announced today that Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle will be coming to Nintendo 3DS. With this announcement they also reveal the first official trailer for the game which is given below.

    No other details apart from this reveal yet, not even the release date for the game.

  • Megaman Legends 3 Announced for 3DS

    Capcom today announced that Megaman Legends 3 will be coming onto Nintendo 3DS. The details was reveal on the blog post from Capcom which said that this time gamers will be part of the development process like never before as they interact directly with the team.

    Megaman Legends 3

    The post also said that more details on the game will be reveal at New York Comin Con which kicks off next week.

    Here is what the blog post reads:

    "Hi everyone! This is Masakazu Eguchi, director of MEGA MAN LEGENDS 3!

    So, how about that Keiji Inafune special interview? Did you like that?

    As you can see, Inafune is very enthusiastic about this project. And that new development style that he said he would go into more detail about later, I'm sure you won't be disappointed by that. We think not only fans of the series, but anyone interested in Mega Man Legends will be like, "What? ...OMG!!!"

    When I and the rest of the staff first heard that were that we were doing this, we were shaking in our boots. All of us were asking our bosses, "Are you guys serious?"

    But the proposition was interesting to say the least. So, now here we are making intense preparations and trying to stay on schedule.

    ...Having said that, there are so many details about the project that I am dying to tell all of you... but you'll have to wait and let your imaginations run wild for just a little longer, until the Comic Con in New York next month!

    Until then, I'll use this blog to introduce to members of my team, and tell you a little about what's going on here in the Dev Lab. I'll do my best to update it at least once a week, so check back often!

    I'm also looking forward to hearing comments from all of you!

  • Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom Demo Announced

    Few days back Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom announced and set for 30th November release in US and UK date is not known yet. Today its confirmed that its demo will be available for Xbox 360 and PS3 in late October 2010.

    The game is currently being built at Game Republic and by people who were involved in games like Street Fighter II, Resident Evil etc.

    Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom cover

    In the game you plays a boy who have friendship of a big monster, the Majin. You'll always on his hand to overcome obstacles or solve puzzles. On your journey you'll learn more about the mysteries of the kingdom and the friendship of Majin is continually increasing.

  • Ferrari The Race Experience Release on PSN Delayed

    Ferrari The Race Experience release on Playstation Network has been delayed. System 3 has announced that Ferrari The Race Exprience which was slated to release today on PSN will now be coming out on October 6.

    Ferrari The Race Experience

    The reason for the delay is given as slight technical issue in the game.

    The game will be available for a price of £11.99, but if you are owner of Ferrari Challenge than you can get your hand on Ferrari The Race Experience only for £9.99.

  • Nintendo 3DS Official Specification Details

    Nintendo this morning at their 3DS events reveal the official 3DS specification which gives you each and evey details of the upcoming handheld.

    Nintendo 3DS

    Here the the complete details of it:

    Price:
    25,000 yen (Including tax)

    Launch date: February 26, 2011 (Japan)

    Included in the hardware package are:

    • Nintendo 3DS hardware unit
    • Nintendo 3DS recharging cradle
    • Nintendo 3DS AC adapter
    • Nintendo 3DS stylus
    • 2GB SD memory card
    • 6 AR Cards (used for games with AR technologies)
    • Quick-Start Guide
    • Operations Manual
    • Warrantee card

    Nintendo 3DS functions:

    Upper screen can show 3D images without the need for special glasses.
    3D effect is adjustable with 3D Depth Slider. Possible to make the image 2D.

    Stereo Camera to take 3D photos: With the two lenses outside, 3D pictures can be taken and seen on the spot.

    New Control Interface
    : Circle Pad, Motion Sensor, Gyro Sensor

    SpotPass: While Nintendo 3DS is in sleep mode, it automatically detects Nitendo Zone and certain wireless access points to receive information, game data, free software, pictures, etc from the Internet without input from consumers.

    StreetPass: While Nintendo 3DS is in sleep mode, it automatically exchanges data with other Nintendo 3DS units. It is possible to transmit data for multiple game simultaneously.

    User built-in functions that can be used without turning off the gameplay include:
    HOME Menu, Web Browser, Notifications, etc.

    Preinstalled software
    : Nintendo 3DS Camera, Nintendo 3DS Sound, Mii Studio, StreetPass Mii Plaza, AR Games, Activity Log etc.

    Download service to purchase game software and additional content
    In adition to the purchase of software, it is possible to view sample software videos and software sales rankings.

    Software Data Transfer: Possible to transfer download software to the new Nintendo 3DS system. It is also possible to transfer Nintendo DSiWare from Ninendo DSi/DSi XL to Nintendo 3DS.

    Compatibility: In addition to new Nintendo 3DS-dedicated software, it also can run Nintendo DS software and Nintendo DSi software.

    Parental Controls: So that children will be able to use the product safely, parental control functions already available on Nintendo DSi, such as restricting the game play in accordance with age rating and restricting the use of Web Browser, will be enhanced.

    Size (when closed):
    Approximately 5.3 inches wide, 2.9 inches long, 0.8 inches tall.

    Weight:
    Approximately 8 ounces.

    Top Screen:
    3.53-inch widescreen LCD display, enabling 3D viewing without the need for special glasses; with 800x240 pixel resolution (400 pixels are allocated for each eye to enable 3D viewing).

    Cameras: One inner camera and two outer cameras with 640x480 (0.3 Mega) pixel resolution.

    Wireless Communication:
    Can communicate in the 2.4 GHz band. Multiple Nintendo 3DS systems can connect via a local wireless connection to enable users to communicate or enjoy competitive gameplay. Systems also can connect to LAN access points to access the internet and enable people to enjoy games with others. Will support IEEE 802.11 with enhanced security (WPA/WPA2).

    Game Controls:
    Touch screen, embedded microphone, A/B/X/Y face buttons, +Control Pad. L/R buttons, Start and Select buttons, "Circle Pad" that allows 360-degree analog imput, one inner camera, two outer cameras, motion sensor and gyro sensor.

    Other Input Controls:
    3D Depth Slider to adjust level of 3D effect (can be scaled back or turned off completely depending on the preference of the user) HOME button to call system function, Wireless switch to turn off wireless communications (even during gamplay), Power button.

    Input/Output:
    A game card slot, an SD memory card slot, an AC adapter connector, a charging cradle terminal and a stereo headphone output jack.

    Sound:
    Stereo speakers positioned to the left and right of the top screen.

    Stylus:
    The telescoping stylus is approximately 4 inches when fully extended.

    Battery:
    Lithium ion battery details TBA.

    Nintendo 3DS Game Card:

    • The same size as a Nintendo DS game card.
    • 2GB max at launch.
  • Happy Birthday PlayStation - 15 years in Europe

    PlayStation is now 15 years old in Europe. 15 years back on 29th September 1995, Sony released the PlayStation 1 and established it as one of the most known successful brand worldwide.

    Sony PlayStation Evolution

    PlayStation is not just for pure enjoyment. Countless engagements, social projects and events from Sony. PlayStation has now become more than just a game console.

    Since then, 102 million PS1 consoles, over 140 million PS2 consoles and  38 million PS3 consoles and 62 million PSP consoles are sold. The very first PlayStation game was Ridge Race followed by other titles such as Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto or Resident Evil, all of which were established on PlayStation platforms.

    Great 15 years. We congratulate PlayStation and hope for more in coming years.

  • The Last Story Japan Release Date Announced

    The Last Story release date has been announced. Nintendo at their 3DS event has reveal that The Last Story will be coming out in Japan on January 27, 2011.

    The Last Story

    No more details were reveal in this regard at the event, not also the European release date.

  • Nintendo 3DS Release Date officially Announced

    Nintendo has officially announced the release date for 3DS, it will be launching in Japan on February 26.

    Nintendo 3DS

    Nintendo Japan has said that the handheld will cost fans 25,000 yen (£264), intially Nintendo 3DS will be available in Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black

    No details about the western release date has been announced but it is expected to reveal today by the Nintendo Overseas branch.

  • EA Enlists composer Ramin Djawadi for Medal of Honor

    EA announced today that the composer Ramin Djawadi has wrote the music for Medal of Honor.

    Ramin Djawadi

    Ramin Djawadi is known for his work on the movie Iron Man, the television series Prison Break and the remake of Clash of the Titans and has his unique style brought in the soundtrack of EA's intense war game. 

    The original soundtrack of the game Medal of Honor is now available on select digital service providers for online purchase.

    Steve Schnur, EA Executive of Music and Marketing said, “The new version of a landmark game always requires a next-level soundtrack,”

    “But this ‘reinvention’ of Medal of Honor demanded a composer who could create an epic score that brings the game into a whole new era.

    “The intuition and skill that makes Ramin Djawadi one of Hollywood’s top young talents in film scoring is exemplified in Medal of Honor. This is an incredibly intense score, and we’re tremendously proud to have him in the EA family.”

    “The fact that it is modern day with various locations asked for a completely different approach both stylistically and thematically,” added Djawadi. “The score is very widespread from emotional orchestral to edgy modern action. Western and ethnic instruments are used to represent the different cultures.

    “Designing a score that captures both the scalpel-like quite professionalism of the Tier 1 Operators and the sledge hammer action of big military has been a unique challenge. The music is designed to dynamically ebb and flow, complementing the big action sequences with thundering electric guitar and bass, and the quiet stealth with haunting strings and hymns. It is like a Hollywood action movie score on steroids.”