One of the titles Square Enix is showing off at E3 2011 is Final Fantasy XIII-2, a direct sequel to last year’s Final Fantasy XIII. The game can be demoed on the floor at this year’s event and we got a chance to sit down and see what improvements have been made since the last
Gamer Escape was invited to see a pre-alpha build demo of Hitman: Absolution today at E3 – and after regaining our composure all we can say is “wow!” Well – maybe we can say a bit more. Agent 47 is of course back for this fifth installment in the Hitman series, set for release in
Continuing with the E3 unveilings, Nintendo has finally shown off what people have referred to as the “Wii 2”- the Wii U. The new console builds upon its predecessor, using both Wii Remotes and a brand new “New Controller” (As Nintendo has been referring to it). The new console, together with the New Controller, appears
Sony’s big announcement. Indeed, the PSVita. Featuring 2 analog sticks, a multi-touch screen, front and rear touch pads, front and rear cameras, and even Six Axis functionality… Well, I was expecting to need a mortgage for this device. Sony, however, seems to have actually developed this little monster in a competitive price point. Merging a
Not the biggest announcement, but worth mentioning – The Playstation 3 version of Battlefield 3 (thanks to Blu-ray capacity) was announced to include a free copy of Battlefield 1943. It is unknown whether or not this is a console exclusivity (since it seems like such an easy PC perk), but at the same time a
Dust 514, the persistent online FPS by the creators of Eve… Well, it is part of Eve. “Two games in one”, as mentioned many times during this (and other) press conferences, the title has now been announced as a Playstation 3 exclusive. Quite surprising, and disappointing to Xbox 360 owners. Dust 514, while taking place
At a surprising price point of 499.99, Sony revealed the new Playstation 3d Monitor, and Playstation 3d Glasses. The monitor is a mere 24″, and includes Resistance 3, one pair of glasses, and an HDMI cable. Additional pairs of PS3 3d glasses are set to retail at 69.99. A bit hefty for a 24″ monitor,
Are you ready? Evan Wells and Cristophe Balestra from Naughty Dog speak briefly about the online play for Uncharted 3. Not only that, but the beta starts on June 18th, with the full multiplayer experience being offered exclusively through a Subway Restaurant promotion coming this October. Details on this promotion were not expanded upon. The
Announced today at Microsoft’s E3 conference are two Halo titles including Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 4. Halo 4 is said to start a new trilogy in the Halo series. Anniversary is set to land November 15th of this year with Halo 4 coming out sometime next year.
Launching today, Kinect Fun Labs offers new things to play with using Kinect. The first demo shown allows a person to scan in their face and clothing and have Xbox create an avatar that better matches your appearance. The second demo shows finger tracking and the ability to draw and manipulate images in 3D. Finally,
Star Wars Kinect got an on stage demo at the Microsoft press conference. Staring with a voice command of “lightsaber on” the demo has the player slashing up droids with his lightsaber, jumping onto platforms, and moving around certain items with the force.
Just announced onstage at the Microsoft E3 press conference, one of the most popular games of the year will be making its way to the Xbox 360 with support for Kinect. Minecraft.
Just announced at the Microsoft press conference, both Youtube and Bing will be coming to Xbox 360. If you search it, Xbox finds it. In addition to these two features, Microsoft will also be bringing live television to Xbox starting this fall. In a video shown, a woman searches for Harry Potter via Bing, and
Today at Microsoft’s press conference it was announced that Mass Effect 3 will have added support for Kinect in the form of voice commands. Using Kinect, players can use their voice to choose the many conversation choices in the game. It can also be used to issue commands to your team mates during combat such
The E3 trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is here! The game takes place around the second and third installments of the game and has you playing two of the three sides (no zombie play sorry!) of the conflict that occurs in Raccoon City with the T-Virus outbreak.
After somewhat of a delay from the May launch window promised by Nintendo, the major system update for the Nintendo 3DS is finally arriving on Monday, June 6th. Along with bug fixes and behind-the-scenes updates, the update makes the long-awaited Nintendo eShop and Web browser available. Nintendo DSi/XL owners will also be able to
Fresh out of school, Lara Croft sets out on her first adventure only to have her boat literally break apart during a storm. Now stranded on an island, she needs to do whatever it takes to survive. Not set to release until Q3 of 2012, the origin story of Lara Croft is looking great so
Later today (5:00pm PST), Konami will have its first annual pre-e3 show! Konami will be releasing news, never-before-seen game trailers and exclusive interviews. There will also be live viewing events where people can gather to watch all of the announcements. “The annual E3 show is the world’s marquee video game conference and trade show event
The PlayStation Store is finally back online after what seems like ages! The content promised as part of the Welcome Back offering isn’t up quite yet but will be available soon. The next update for the PlayStation Store including PlayStation Plus will be this Friday, June 3rd. Check out the list of additions after the
Gamestop has posted an interview with Rocksteady Studios’ Dax Ginn talking about one of the big announcements regarding Batman: Arkham City. It’s no secret that Catwoman will be appearing in the game, however today it’s been announced that she will also be a playable character. Players will be able to upgrade her armor and abilities