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The Great GDC 08 Tidbits Section!

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I’ll be updating this particular message regularly with bullet pointed announcements and stuff that come out of GDC 08 as it happens.

Enjoy 🙂

XBOX 360

– Gears Of War 2 announced but no in-game footage shown. Utilises the most up to date version of the Unreal 3 engine, which includes soft body physics, wider environmental deformation and more realistic shadowing and particle effects. Release date of November 2008 was given, along with confirmation of a limited edition version. The game itself is also a 360 Exclusive.

– Ninja Gaiden 2 was shown, looking almost complete. It was revealed also, that you could save videos of your gameplay and upload clips to XBOX Live, much like Halo 3. A release date of June 3 2008 was mooted (a bit specific?). Best of all, demo due on the marketplace before the end of the week.

– Fable 2 (anyone hungering for original IP yet?) was also on display. A much more complete version of the game was shown, illustrating the relationships between characters (such as husband and wife) and how this affects gameplay. Intriguingly, Peter Molyneux said that money in Fable 2 isn’t accrued through questing but rather through doing jobs and gambling in an XBLA game that will release prior to the game. Accrued riches may then be transferred over to Fable 2 itself, potentially meaning you start the game incredibly rich. Another intriguing factor that was revealed, was co-op. Two players can tackle the world of Albion together, and when they split up, they take all their riches, loot and status back to their own respective single player game. No release date was announced for Fable 2.

Nintendo Wii

– Mario Kart Wii due out in European territories ‘sometime in April’

– Square Enix showed off it’s first contribution to the Wii ware program with Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King. No other details were given, but the game seemed very similar to the Gamecube Crystal Chronicles title.

– Wii Fit price suggested at under $100.

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Written by bitsnark

February 20, 2008 at 9:19 pm

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  1. Thanks for posting about this- missed some of these points while having my own adventures there. ^_^

    vazor222

    March 4, 2008 at 2:27 am


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