Mar 042012
 

During an event this weekend, Capcom showed off even more crossover costumes for Street Fighter X Tekken, allowing you to dress your Tekken characters like Street Fighter characters and vice versa.

Examples of the new set include Paul Phoenix as Rufus, Lili as Poison, Xiaoyu as Alpha-style Chun Li, and Vega as Yoshimitsu. These will be released as post-launch DLC, presumably along with the other costumes we’ve seen. We’re going to need more news on that R. Mika costume for Kuma, and soon.

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Mar 042012
 

4-player co-op game in development at Lionhead.
Microsoft, officially the world’s leakiest company, has seemingly announced a new Fable game, ‘Fable Heroes’, via its official Xbox website.

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Mar 042012
 

It’s a week of Major Leaguers in all fields of gaming, and Only On PlayStation. Use the precision of dual-analog controls and unique touch gameplay on PS Vita in Unit 13. Take the MLB experience on the road, or swing for the fences with the PlayStation Move when MLB 12: The Show slides into the PS Vita and PS3.

Also on PS3, fight and defend the safety of Earth and the galaxy as you fight the ancient aliens known as the Reapers in Mass Effect 3. Street Fighter x Tekken and MotorStorm RC also make their debuts on this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Vita

Unit 13 (Also on PSN) – Unit 13 is designed for fast action, hard-hitting, third-person shooter gameplay with dual-analog precision and unique touch gameplay on the PlayStation Vita. Players to move quickly into action, choosing from one of six Operatives with unique abilities to tackle 36 action-packed missions across nine unique locales. As you make your way through the variety of missions, you unlock the right to take on the tougher High Value Target (HVT) enemy battles.

MLB 12 The Show (Also on PS3/PSN) – Boston Red Sox All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez graces the cover of the 2012 entry in Sony Computer Entertainment’s acclaimed baseball franchise. With releases on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, players are able to take the same big league baseball experience on the road with them, anytime, anywhere.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Also on PSN) – LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 builds upon the magical gameplay, lessons and potion-making skills learned in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to equip gamers with the tools necessary to challenge a host of new foes and some familiar ones. The game is action-packed from start to finish, including loads of new lessons, spells, and bonus content for hours of family friendly gaming.

PlayStation 3

Mass Effect 3 – In Mass Effect 3, an ancient alien race known only as Reapers, has launched an all-out invasion of the galaxy, leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You, as Commander Shepard, must lead the counter assault to take it back. Only you can determine how events will play out, which planets you will save from annihilation and which alliances you will form or abandon as you rally the forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all.

Battle with your comrades or even your own friends in this all-out galactic war to take Earth back. With co-op online multiplayer missions new to the Mass Effect universe , you can choose from a variety of classes and races, form an elite Special Forces squad, and combine weapons, powers and abilities to devastating effect as you all fight together to liberate key territories from enemy control in this third entry of the epic intergalactic RPG franchise.

Street Fighter X Tekken – Street Fighter x Tekken makes history as fighters from these two bastions of the fighting genre come together for the very first time. Utilizing the same 2D viewpoint and technology that powered Street Fighter IV, this game allows for Tekken characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams to make the transition into the Street Fighter universe having been re-imagined using Capcom’s much-loved art style. Their looks may be different, but these characters have retained their own unique characteristics and signature moves as they go head-to-head with classic brawlers from the Street Fighter franchise in what promises to be an explosive match up.

MLB 12: The Show (PS Move Compatible / Also on PS Vita) – Boston Red Sox All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez graces the cover of the 2012 entry in Sony Computer Entertainment’s acclaimed baseball franchise. With releases on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, players are able to take the same big league baseball experience on the road with them, anytime, anywhere.

Major League Baseball 2K12 – Swing for the fences with the 2012/2013 edition of 2K Sports’ acclaimed baseball franchise.

Blades of Time – Gunswords, booty (of the gold and jewels kind!) and a cute outfit? All in a day’s work. Play as the gorgeous gunsword-wielding treasure hunter Ayumi as she carves a path of destruction through a mysterious and dangerous island in Blades of Time. While rich with bounty, the island is also caught in the throes of Chaos magic. Ayumi soon discovers that it is also the home of thousands of long-held secrets, including special powers and abilities that she can gain for herself. Using everything she can, she must find a way to defeat armies of menacing villains and a multitude of treacherous traps in order to break free of the possessed island’s grasp.

Top Gun: Hard Lock – An aerial dog-fighting at jet speeds and tailgating MiGs at Mach 2, while offering a unique “Hard Lock” mode where players perform air combat maneuvers that deliver an explosively satisfying visual payoff that brings them right into the action. Featuring the legendary F-14 Tomcat fighter jet and a number of additional licensed planes and weapons, and more than enough enemy MIGs to turn into smoldering rubble, the game is carefully mixed with just enough nostalgic references to remain true to its action movie roots.

PlayStation Network

MotorStorm RC (Also for PS Vita) – High-speed radio-controlled car racing hits the MotorStorm circuit in MotorStorm RC! With visually stunning renditions of all four MotorStorm worlds (and eight of their vehicle classes,) this RC racing game comes loaded with endless competition that you can share with friends and rivals worldwide — whether that’s on PS3 or PS Vita, or both!

Start the Party: Save the World (PS Move Compatible) – Step into an animated augmented virtual reality in this second chapter of the Start The Party franchise for PlayStation Move players!

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 – Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 plunges fans into an explosive environment where they can become elite aerial soldiers in control of the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft. The game will appeal to a wide array of gamers as players will have the chance to control exceptional pilots trained to use cutting edge technology in amazing aerial warfare missions.

Major League Baseball 2K12 (For PSP) – Swing for the fences with the 2012/2013 edition of 2K Sports’ acclaimed baseball franchise.

PS3 Demos

  • MotorStorm RC
  • Start the Party: Save the World
  • Hustle Kings
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]


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Mar 042012
 

Dust 514, the upcoming PSN exclusive MMOFPS connected both figuratively and literally to the EVE Online universe, will launch with a $0.00 price tag, according to Eurogamer. Originally, the game was to launch at $20.00, and the player would be pseudo-reimbursed with $20.00 worth of in-game currency. “We wanted to make it unambiguously that this is a free-to-play game,” CCP’s Brandon Laurino told Eurogamer. “We probably will still have some kind of pack like that.”

The game will still be supported through microtransactions, as was always the plan, although Laurino remains adamant that Dust 514 is “not a pay to win game,” and that nothing available for purchase will provide an unfair advantage.

Dust 514‘s Vita iteration won’t be exactly the same as the newly free-to-play PS3 version. Laurino told Eurogamer that the Vita game will be a “companion app,” with functionality including character customization, shopping, and setting up “strategies” with other players, all interfacing with the PS3 game.

The Vita may get other exciting functions like “playing a video game” later, as the app will be progressively upgraded. “As we continue to explore what the possibilities are, between Vita and PS3, of which there are many, we’ll keep updating the app with stuff like that over time,” Laurino said. As for a launch simultaneous with the PS3 game, “We haven’t decided that yet.”

JoystiqDust 514 goes free-to-play, Vita version a ‘companion app’ originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 04 Mar 2012 19:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mar 042012
 

So, you know how the Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken is launching this fall with 12 bonus characters, and that those fighters are coming to the console versions as DLC? Well, it looks like at least one of them may already be on the 360 version. Awkward.

In the video above, YouTube user SoulReaperTTG demonstrates a glitch that allows the player to select Elena (one of the 12 DLC characters) and fight with her normally. While we don’t know how the glitch actually works, it appears to be based on tricking the game into loading Elena’s character data instead of Poison’s. This isn’t Poison wearing Elena’s skin, either; anyone familiar with Third Strike will instantly recognize Elena’s moves as being distinctly her own.

SoulReaperTTG’s channel also features prologue videos for some of the DLC characters, supposedly recovered from the 360 version of the game. Now, because the game isn’t actually out yet, we have no way of knowing if the retail version actually shipped with this content, or if Elena’s inclusion is unique to the pre-release version SoulReaperTTG got his hands on. We anticipate extensive sleuthing to commence once the game releases this Tuesday, and have reached out to Capcom for comment.

JoystiqSome Street Fighter X Tekken character DLC may exist on disc, Elena playable via glitch originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 04 Mar 2012 19:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mar 042012
 

Wouldn’t it be nice to see Tim Schafer titles on a Nintendo platform? You’d think the two would go together like peanut butter and jelly, but that hasn’t been the case yet. At least we know that Tim is reaching out to Nintendo more lately. Here’s a bit from his Reddit AMA that I just stumbled upon while surfing on my phone, complete with a comment about this information not really being news-worthy!

I don’t know about you Tim, but us Nintendo fans are very happy to hear that there’s more chances of your games coming Nintendo’s way! It may not be news to you, but it’s news to us!

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Mar 042012
 

Gamestop

Pre-order price drop: Crush 3D (3DS, $19.99, available March 13th)

Free swag with pre-order: Free artbook with your Xenoblade Chronicles pre-order (Wii, $49.99, available April 6th)

Free digital game with pre-order: Free 3D Classics Kid Icarus downloadable game with your Kid Icarus: Uprising pre-order (3DS, $39.99, available March 23rd)

Wii deals: NBA 2K12 (Wii, $19.99 new, save $20.00), Metroid: Other M (Wii, $9.99 new, online price only)

3DS deals: Sonic Generations (3DS, $29.99 new, save $10.00), Pac-Man Party 3D (3DS, $29.99 new, save $10.00), Gem Smashers (3DS, $19.99 new, save $10.00), Ridge Racer 3D (3DS, $14.99 new),

Target

$10 gift card offer: $10 gift card with your Mario Party 9 pre-order (Wii, $49.99, available March 11th)

$20 gift card offer: $20 gift card with 3DS base system purchase ($169.99) – available in Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red, Pearl Pink.

Save $20 upfront: Flame Red 3DS system with Super Mario 3D Land bundle ($179.99, save $20.00)

Good luck finding figures: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack ($49.99, save $20.00) – for Wii, 3DS, and other console systems.

Amazon (orders ship free or ship free with combined order of $25 or more)

3DS deals: Mario Kart 7 (3DS, $29.99, save $10.00, free S&H), The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS, $29.99, save $10.00, free S&H), Shinobi (3DS, $17.97, 55% off, order fulfilled by Amazon)

Free tunes included: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword with music CD (Wii, $39.99, save $10.00, free S&H)

Throw in some retro: Free 3D Classics Kid Icarus downloadable game with your Kid Icarus: Uprising pre-order (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available March 23rd, release date delivery also available)

Fun in 2D: Chrono Trigger (DS, $19.99, free S&H), Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS, $20.49, order fulfilled by Amazon), Samurai Shodown Anthology (Wii, $14.99, 50% off, order fulfilled by Amazon), Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS, $18.99, order fulfilled by Amazon)

Other Offers

ThinkGeek.com: Up to 75% off Mario K’Nex building sets – starting at $1.99.

Toys R Us: Buy 1, Get 1 50% off on all DS, 3DS and Vita games

Kmart, in-store: $35 gaming coupon with the purchase of a black Wii system with New Super Mario Bros. Wii/Galaxy soundtrack bundle ($149.99) – free Shop Your Way Rewards membership required.

Best Buy: Free 3D Classics Kid Icarus downloadable game with your Kid Icarus: Uprising pre-order (3DS, $39.99, free S&H, available March 23rd), Aliens: Infestation (DS, $19.99, free S&H)

Nintendo.com: 3DS Circle Pad Pro accessory (3DS, $19.99), Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii, $49.99, ships by end of April)

Walmart: 2 Nintendo Wii games for $30, 2 Nintendo 3DS games for $30, 2 Nintendo DS games for $30, 2 Nintendo Wii games for $20, 2 Nintendo DS games for $20

Thanks to GrubberGamer for the heads up!


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