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Capcom Dates Super Street Fighter IV For April 30th

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In continuing the veritible deluge of Capcom announcements, the Japanese developer has confirmed that European folks will see the much improved Super Street Fighter IV release on April 30th across 360, PS3 and PC formats.

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January 26, 2010 at 9:46 am

Lost Planet 2 Given Worldwide Release Date Of May 18th

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The sequel to the Capcom hit of 2006 Lost Planet, Lost Planet 2 has been given a worldwide release date across 360, PS3 and PC versions of May 18th.

Bring it on.

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January 26, 2010 at 9:43 am

Mystery Capcom/Microsoft Collaboration Is Monster Hunter MMO

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The mystery game that Capacom & Microsoft had up their sleeves was revealed today at the Capcom as Monster Hunter: Frontier Online. Seemingly a conversion of the already released PC & PS2 title, very little details are known at the moment but a release window for the title has been mooted as sometime during the Summer for Japan, with Western dates TBD.

Japanese mag Famitsu is expected to carry the first solid details of the new title.

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January 26, 2010 at 9:40 am

Gears Of War Characters Appear In 360 Version Of Capcom’s Lost Planet 2

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Everybdoy’s favourite bodybuilders turned alien-sawing maniacs will be appearing in the 360 version of Capcom’s forthcoming Lost Planet 2. That’s right, Marcus Fenix and ‘The Dom’ will both be appearing in the third person alien blasting title according to a trailer shown at the Capcom event which took place earlier today.

It appears that the two Gears Of War alumni, will not be available in the story mode but instead will be available as DLC for the versus modes.

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January 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

Square Enix Announces European Final Fantasy XIII Collectors Edition For PS3 & 360

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Going on sale the same day as the regular version of the game (March 9th), Square Enix have confirmed that a collectors edition of Final Fantasy XIII will also arrive.

The collectors edition contains the following goodies:

– Final Fantasy XIII game
– Special fliptop packaging
– Final Fantasy XIII Original Sound Selection – Soundtrack CD including a selection of music tracks from the game that are especially chosen for this Limited Collector’s Edition by composer Masashi Hamauzu. The CD is presented inside a slipcase featuring artwork from Final Fantasy XIII, and also liner notes that are written by the composer.
– ‘The World of Final Fantasy XIII’ – Hardback book featuring character artwork, CG rendered artwork and environments from across the game production.
Exclusive Art Prints – 3 highly collectable art prints showing artwork of the Eidolons, powerful summoned allies of the lead playable characters in Final Fantasy XIII.
– Unique ‘Brand of the l’Cie’ decal – Collectable decal featuring this most iconic symbol from the game storyline.

The collectors edition version of Final Fantasy XIII will retail for £59.99 and can be currently pre-ordered on both 360 and PS3 at the retailer links below:

http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/13530466/Final-Fantasy-XIII-Limited-Collector-Edition/Product.html

http://www.play.com/Games/Xbox360/4-/13530465/Final-Fantasy-XIII-Limited-Collector-Edition/Product.html

http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/webstore/productpage.asp?productcode=PX1062&title=Final_Fantasy_XIII_Collectors_Edition

http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/webstore/productpage.asp?productcode=XT1691&title=Final_Fantasy_XIII_Collectors_Edition

Get ordering! 🙂

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January 22, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Capcom To Announce New 360 Title Over Xbox Live On January 26th

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In a similar to fashion to how Lost Planet 2 was unveiled, Capcom has said that on January 26th they will unveil a brand new title for the Xbox 360 over Xbox Live.

The title appears to be a joint collaboration between Microsoft and Capcom so there is the chance it may be an exclusive, timed or otherwise.

No details are known about the mystery title as of yet, but as always look for the usual leaks to occur hours before the unveiling.

Anyone want to take a guess?

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January 22, 2010 at 10:45 am

Rockstar’s L.A. Noire To Get Official Unveiling Next Month

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Rockstar has confirmed that its long gestating L.A Noire title will finally get an unveiling sometime next month.

In it’s Q&A section on the company website, Rockstar developers Team Bondi said the following:

“There will be something great to see soon – a proper in-depth look at the game and why it is so ground-breaking and innovative, both in terms of the game’s design and the amazing new technology to support it. Expect to see a long-awaited reveal via a big cover story next month.”

After being announced over three years ago, many including myself had thought the one-time PS3 exclusive project to be dead. Whilst there has been constant confusion over the platforms that the game is going to arrive on, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to attribute much of the delay to the newly formed multi-platform development that the title would be going through.

The PS3 meanwhile still has an exclusive in the form of the nearly-as-elusive Agent title, which is still yet to receive a proper unveiling itself.

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January 22, 2010 at 10:39 am

Mass Effect 3 To Arrive End Of 2011/Start Of 2012

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Casey Hudson of Bioware has strongly suggested that fans can expect the final installment in the trilogy of their Mass Effect series to arrive at the end of next year, or the start of the year after.

Speaking with MTV, he said that the release was deliberately staggered so that the developer would have time to take in any feedback regarding Mass Effect 2 and implement that into its sequel.

Mr. Hudson had this to say:

“We’re already working on Mass Effect 3 right now. We do want to develop it in concert with listening to the way people are experiencing Mass Effect 2,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of DLC coming out for Mass Effect 2 that we’re also working on, and then we’ll kind of blend that into developing and finishing Mass Effect 3. We don’t want to take forever with it. We want people, to be able to conclude this trilogy, that have been with us over the years… [Development will be] along the same kind of time frame as Mass Effect 2,”.

With a developmental time frame similar to Mass Effect 2, it only seems reasonable to expect the title to arrive, more likely, at the start of 2012.

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January 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

SCEE Confirms Heavy Rain Demo For EU PSN On February 11th

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Heavy Rain will as previously rumoured, recieve a demo; now confirmed for release on February 11th through the PSN.

The confirmation quite literally came from the horses mouth as Mike Kebby of the EU Playstation Blog confirmed it’s impending release:

“Heavy Rain demo should be on the store on the 11th of Feb,”.

Good stuff.

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January 22, 2010 at 9:18 am

SCEE Confirms February 4th For Final Fantasy VIII Re-release On PSN

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The long awaited re-release of Final Fantasy VIII has finally been given a date for the UK.

The title will arrive on the EU PSN on Feburary 4th for £7.99.

The PSOne title was previously re-released last year in the US and Japan.

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January 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm

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