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Red Steel 2 Trailer

Well, that didn’t take very long. Just last week we were witness to the announcement of Red Steel 2. Now we have a trailer to get us all antsy for its release. It definitely does impress, but just exactly what is it?

The trailer leads you to assume that everything occurring on screen is gameplay footage. If it is, then we could have the prettiest Wii game ever coming our way Holiday 2009. My bet is that this is for the most part an interactive cutscene with pre-rendered graphics..

Let’s hope I’m wrong…enjoy the video.

Indiana Jones and The Staff Of Kings Gameplay Video

If you’re wondering why I haven’t mentioned the upcoming Indiana Jones release besides its initial announcement, I promise there’s a reason. When I saw the first screens of the game, I was so disgusted with the outcome I couldn’t bring myself to post them here.

Now, I’ve had time to cool down and actually check out the game in action. This video shows off some Indy like action, and the graphics look much improved from the screen I saw. Enjoy the video, just don’t get that song in your head like I have…

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Resident Evil: Archives = Resident Evil Gamecube Remake

Resident Evil: Archives

In terms of remakes, Resident Evil released on Gamecube is the standard I hold all other gaming remakes up to. When Capcom decided to put a new polish on their classic survival horror, they added more than just prettier graphics. Now, we’re getting a second remake, or you could call it a remake of a remake. It begs the question, can they improve it even further?

After reading the fact sheet about the game I’m a bit puzzled. There’s a single line in the sheet that has me worried, “This is a Wii version of the classic Resident Evil remake, originally released on GameCube in 2002 which featured new rooms, areas, items and creatures that were not included in the PlayStation original released in 1996″

So, there isn’t going to be much more to this game other than it being a straight re-release of the Gamecube game? As I keep reading the fact sheet, there’s nothing mentioned of anything new coming for the Wii version. No talk of updated control schemes, no boost in graphics, and most importantly no new content.

Don’t believe me, read the features section of the fact sheet:

You take control of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team members Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine (both recently seen in the smash hit, Resident Evil 5). Your mission is to investigate the ominous mansion at the core of the horrific disaster and uncover the secrets behind a radical, genetic research facility. With unspeakable horrors lurking around every corner, the ultimate test will be to make it out alive! Relive the thrills and terror that defined the genre of Survival Horror and launched a franchise that has sold over 40 million games worldwide.

Features:

· The Original, Reborn: This is a Wii version of the classic Resident Evil remake, originally released on GameCube in 2002 which featured new rooms, areas, items and creatures that were not included in the PlayStation original released in 1996

· Survival of the Fittest: Battle against putrid zombies, infected dogs and horrific gigantic bosses as you struggle to survive

· Defense weapons: Defensive weapons protect characters when being attacked

· Your favourite Resident Evil Characters on the Wii: Play as Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, who each uncover two completely different paths as they explore deep within the horrific mansion

· In-depth Puzzles: Solve dangerous, intricate puzzles and uncover terrifying secrets

· More than 10 Different Game Endings: Unique endings dependent upon play decisions and successes

As you ponder what to make of this latest development, enjoy the screenshots below.

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Dead Space Extraction – Lookin’ Fantastic

I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of Dead Space. I found the game quite disappointing. I don’t care what people say; I’d take the no moving-shooting gameplay of RE5 over the mess I considered Dead Space. Either way we’re getting the Dead Space experience on the Nintendo Wii. I’ll give this game a chance like any other, leaving my Dead Space bias at the door.

For those who hadn’t heard, Dead Space Extraction is an on-rails shooter or a ‘guided first person’ as the prodcuer in this IGN video states. After checking out the video, I came away quite impressed. It looks absolutely gorgeous, and luckily the video that’s shown is from gameplay.

Enjoy…

A Boy and His Blob Gameplay Videos

The media just keeps pouring in for A Boy and His Blob. Coming off the official announcement from Majesco yesterday, we already have 13 screenshots. Now we have two gameplay videos being provided by IGN.

I’m really liking the style of the graphics, and art for the game. It reminds me of Wario Land: Shake It only with a little softer tone to it. The animations look just as tight and natural as well. Can’t wait to see more of this title.

The Conduit Dev Diary (Part 2)

For those who are drooling in anticipation over The Conduit (I’m on that list), a new developer diary video has been released talking some more about the game.

If hearing about technical aspects of the game doesn’t interest you then move on. If terms like death animations, adaptive music, motion blur, dynamic shadows turn you on, hit the play button below.