Friday, 30 November 2007

Trailer: Yggdra Union Introduction

This game from the makers that brought you Riviera: The Promised Land finally came out of hiding (again) to show off a new, stunning intro of the game, along with some small video clips of gameplay. They are all scattered around the official website while the intro can be found in the section marked "Movies". The trailer can also be seen below but the movie on the website is much better. The game is released in Japan in the back-end of January 2008.

Oh, and don't buy the game just because the intro looks cool. I do tend to fall for it a lot but I don't expect this game to have anime cut-scenes throughout! The music on the other hand...

Odin Sphere comes to Europe (at last!)

Just when you thought it was safe to scratch another game off the PS2's RPG list, comes news that Square-Enix is making an unprecedented move to publish the Atlus USA game Odin Sphere for Europe. This is the first time that Square-Enix have published a game that is not their own. The game looked destined to never come here but it looks like it will happen after all! The game will arrive in Europe in the early part of 2008.

Source: Eurogamer

Thursday, 29 November 2007

This week's UK releases (30th November to 6th December)

Every Thursday, I report on what is being released this week on all consoles. Releases are subject to last minute delays and changes.


Blazing Angels - Secret Missions of WWII
Cars Mater-national
John Woo Presents Stranglehold
The Golden Compass

XBOX 360
BlackSite: Area 51
Hitman: Blood Money (Classics)
Looney Tunes - ACME Arsenal
The Golden Compass
World Championship Poker 2: All In

Ben 10
Big Catch - Bass Fishing
Bratz The Movie
Looney Tunes - ACME Arsenal
My French Coach
My Spanish Coach
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
The Golden Compass

Barbie Island Princess
Hard Rock Casino
Hot Wheels - Beat That!
Looney Tunes - ACME Arsenal
Mr Bean
Realplay Golf
Realplay Pool
Realplay Puzzlesphere
Realplay Racing
Telly Addicts
The Golden Compass

BlackSite: Area 51
Cars Mater-national
My Horse and Me

Arcade Classics - Volume 1
Big Catch - Bass Fishing
Bratz 4 Real
Crazy Pig
Ed, Edd n Eddy
Guru Guru
Konami Arcade Classics
Looney Tunes - Duck Amuck
Monster Bomber
Monster Puzzle
SNK Vs Capcom Card Fighters
The Golden Compass
Winx Club - Mission Enchantrix

Alien VS Predator - Requiem
Football Manager Handheld 2008
Medal Of Honor Heroes 2
Syphon Filter: Logans Shadow

Source: Eurogamer

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Coded Soul creeps to PSP

The latest issue of Famitsu has some details on a new RPG called Coded Soul. The game is being made for the PSP by Kouji Okada, creator of the Shin Megami Tensei series of games. He also brought Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner to the PSP. Just like this game, the game will feature ad-hoc play and focus on the collection of monsters for battle. Famitsu also reveals that the game will somehow link up to the PS3 RPG, Folklore (FolkSoul in Japan). Possible release in February for Japan.

Source: PSP Fanboy, RPGLand with scan

Monday, 26 November 2007

Trailer: Fragile teaser

Remember Fragile? Well, there's a trailer for it below. It doesn't last long but moving pictures are better than stills aren't they? Also, for those that don't see the updated post, the official website is open.

Last week (19th to 25th November)

It's been a huge week around here but thankfully, the weekly update will squeeze all the week's news into 1 story.

First of all, I'd like to personally welcome Alex Rowe who will be (and already is) helping me out on the blog. Alex is the leading person from the Team ICO Gamers group and to have him contribute around here is very welcome.

Also, I forgot to put in the previous "Last Week" story so there is a story that need to be rounded up. Not important but it was the UK's release list between 15th October and 21st October.

To this week now and boy did we have a lot to get through! I missed a lot of stories during my time off so I briefly covered them on Monday. I also provided details on how to play the Japanese demo of "For a Hero, You're Pretty Impudent". There was also a good trailer of Operation: Darkness for the XBox360.

There was some brief news about a new RPG called Fragile, coming to the Wii and showed off by Famitsu. There was also the shock news that the PSP Store for PCs had launched, followed up by sales figures for Super Mario Galaxy. I followed up on the PSP Store launch with my first impressions of beats which was a game that was relatively unknown in gaming circles and is one which I did like.

Following on there were releases for the week as normal with quite a few big hitters this week (possibly the last week of big shots this year). I spotted a gameplay training video of Valkyrie of the Battlefield, which won't make much sense unless you're fluent in Japanese. I then found out that I was neglecting the weekend posts so I thought I'd make one, detailing my plans for the weekend. (and they were not as accurate as I thought they would be).

Even after that though there was still plenty to get through, with the classic Sega Saturn game NiGHTS getting a re-release for the PS2 (unlikely for Europe but we'll see), and the first trailer for Fading Shadows on the PSP which I criminally forgot to report on in my round-up! I also posted up a video of Nobi Nobi Boy, which had been doing the rounds online for a while.

I had overlooked a decent trailer for Valkyrie Profile 2 on release, so better late than never, I found the European launch trailer which includes quite a lot of what the game is about. Then, I spotted a new DS RPG called Steal Princess, of which I have absolutely no idea about (except that it includes a fairy and female character with an eye-patch). I also spotted a possible release date for Patapon in Europe, which confirms other sources. Finally, I finished writing up a review of the superb LocoRoco on the PSP.

Phew, I'm beat!