Ubisoft has announced a pretty beefy collectors edition for fans of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. The collectors edition of Splinter Cell Blacklist, due out August 20th, will retail for $169.99. Yeah, that may seem a bit pricey at first, but check out all of the cool stuff included:
The collectors edition of Splinter Cell Blacklist comes chock full of good stuff.
Project X Zone is a crazy crossover title featuring characters from various SEGA, Namco, and Capcom games.
One of the most bizarre crossover combinations I’ve ever seen, Project X Zone, is finally leaving Japan according to Kotaku. The 3DS title, which features characters from various SEGA, Namco, and Capcom games, is a hybrid strategy-RPG/Action game developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft. Featuring characters from Valkyria Chronicles, Darkstalkers, Tekken, Mega Man X, Street Fighter, and many more, Project X Zone lets you create teams of two to do battle with a variety of crazy moves and combos. Here is the press release from the Kotaku article, from Namco Bandai:
Developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan’s most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players will use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute. Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment’s notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.
Thanks to this first look from IGN, we finally have confirmation as to what Disney has had planned with their Infinity project. Looking to take a bite out of Activision’s successful Skylanders series, Disney Infinity will use plastic toys that will unlock in-game content such as new playable characters and usable items. The game, which is being developed by Avalanche Studios, will be somewhat similar to Toy Story 3′s Toy Box mode, which gives players an open world to experiment and play around in. By placing purchased characters on the USB-powered Infinity Base, characters and items will be instantly transmitted to the game, while progress and stats will be saved onto the physical toy. The game is planned to launch in June for the Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, and PC, with the Starter Pack featuring campaigns based off of Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters University, and The Incredibles as well as related characters, a Play Set and an upgrade token. Beyond the Starter Pack, over 30+ characters from various Disney properties will be sold separately to further enhance the game experience. Disney Infinity will also take advantage of 2 player split-screen co-op as well as 4-player online co-op. While the Skylanders craze hasn’t hit me, Disney Infinity seems to be right up my alley, with a seemingly more ambitious in regards to the open-world and creative tools, as well as recognizable characters from beloved movies and T.V shows.
Disney Infinity will attempt to bring Disney magic to video games like never before.
Image credit: IGN
We’ll keep you posted on any more exciting news regarding Disney Infinity. What do you think about the game? Plan on picking it up? Let us know in the comments!
The Humble Indie Bundle 7 Has Begun; Includes Binding Of Isaac, Snapshot, Dungeon Defenders, And More
The Humble Indie Bundle 7 has another round of great games for a great price and and even greater cause.
With crazy holiday gaming deals coming out every other minute, it’s hard to tell which ones are the best to pick up. Well, the folks running the Humble Bundle seem to have outdone themselves yet again with The Humble Indie Bundle 7, a great collection of independently developed games for an insanely low price. As usual, you can pay what you want to get the basic package of games, this time including The Binding of Isaac with The Wrath of the Lamb DLC, Snapshot, Closure, Shank 2, and the documentary Indie Game: The Movie. But wait, that’s not all! Like with previous bundles, if you happen to be a nice guy/gal and pay more than the current average, you also get Dungeon Defenders with DLC and Legend of Grimrock! On top of all that, you get the soundtracks for the games as well! You can probably expect some more insane deals added on as the bundle progresses. So what are you waiting for? Get to www.humblebundle.com, buy some sweet games, and give to the Child’s Play charity at the same time! Everybody wins!
Street Fighter X Mega Man is now available! Go download it!
The Capcom sanctioned fan game that nobody saw coming, Street Fighter X Mega Man, is now available on Capcom Unity’s Mega Man Group page. The game, which released today in honor Mega Man’s 25th Anniversary, pits the Blue Bomber against the likes of Ryu, Blanka, Chun-Li, C. Viper, and more in a variety of themed stages with the classic 8-bit graphics and gameplay we all all know and love. Here is the game’s official description from the Capcom Unity page:
Having fought countless robot masters over the years, Mega Man is ready to lay back, relax and enjoy his 25th Anniversary. Getting wind of this, Ryu and his fellow Street Fighters want one last battle before they let their own anniversary finish. Charge up your mega busters and stretch out your lightning legs, this is Street Fighter® X Mega Man®!
A true collaboration between Capcom and its fans for Mega Man’s and Street Fighter’s 25th Anniversary, Street Fighter® x Mega Man® was created and developed by Singapore native Seow Zong Hui (aka “Sonic”), with an original soundtrack by Luke Esquivel (aka “A_Rival”) and with support provided by Capcom. Street Fighter® X Mega Man® stars the Blue Bomber as he goes toe-to-toe with some of Street Fighter’s most beloved characters complete with their own individual themed stages and boss battles. Jump, shoot, and use your special new Street Fighter abilities to defeat your foes and become the world’s strongest robot!
Dark Souls II was announced at the VGAs. Shortly after, everyone in the audience DIED.
So, holy crap guys, Dark Souls II was announced at the Video Game Awards! Crazy, right? Who saw that coming?! Believe me, as someone who chose Dark Souls as his top game of 2011, I’m frothing at the mouth just waiting to die some more. From Software has gone from the team that used to just make the Armored Core, Tenchu, and King’s Field series (which, by the way, is the spiritual predecessor to the Souls games) to a cult favorite for the masochist gamers. With a new entry on the way, fans are already speculating on what this newest entry could probably hold in store. Well, we don’t hold the answers. And while Dark Souls held a lot in common with Demon’s Souls while changing things up just enough, I think it would be safe to assume that Dark Souls II won’t be as much of a departure from the previous title. Still, here’s five new things that would be pretty neat to see in the upcoming title: Continue reading
Welcome to the 2nd installment of 4LOG Likes, where the For the Love of Gaming writers share some of their favorite games with you! This month, the theme is centered around classic Beat ‘Em Up games featuring classics such as these:
Garrett: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie (Sega Genesis)
When I was younger, I worshiped two things: My Sega Genesis and the Power Rangers. When the first Power Rangers movie came out, the merchandising extended to game tie-ins for the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis, yet both games were different. My preferred version was for the Genesis, which featured 2-player co-op, simple controls, Megazord combat, and a rockin’ soundtrack. Whereas most movie-tie ins nowadays are extremely lackluster, Power Rangers: The Movie felt like Streets of Rage Lite, where you beat the snot out of countless Oozes and Putty Patrol troops with one of six rangers, each with their own abilities. If you haven’t given this game a shot, check it out. It may not be the greatest beat ‘em up, but for those who are suckers for 90′s nostalgia, this game is a great choice.
Amazing soundtracks and indie games seem to go hand in hand. Much like how many indie games themselves pay homage to classics from the 8-bit and 16-bit eras, indie game soundtracks tend to borrow much from the NES, SNES, and Genesis era of music. The indie Metroidvania title La-Mulana is no exception. Originally designed as a tribute to games for the MSX home computer, which was a popular platform for games in Japan,La-Mulana is a brutal, Indana Jones-esque platforming adventure which has you exploring the ruins of La-Mulana, avoiding traps and gaining new abilities as you solve the many puzzles hidden throughout. The game was recently remade completely as a downloadable title for the Wii and PC, bringing with it better controls, new graphics, content, and, of course, revamped music. Continue reading