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.
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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!
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
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 offers very little in terms of innovation, but Veteran players will feel right at home.
It’s another year, and that means it’s time for yet another Call of Duty title. 2012 is Treyarch’s turn with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Treyarch hopes to bring some fresh content like new Strikeforce missions to the Call of Duty mix, and at the same time offer Call of Duty veterans an experience they know and love.
Black Ops 1 was such an amazing game. There was just something about it that felt right. The campaign was very focused and didn’t consist of character jumping every other mission, and had a story that was really intriguing. The multiplayer felt incredibly balanced, and the map design was the best the series had ever seen. Black Ops 2 had quite a big name to live up to.
The Campaign in Black Ops 2 is very average.
Players take control of a few different characters, some that are new and some that are familiar. The main character is David Mason, son of Alex Mason from Black Ops 1. David is in pursuit of Raul Menendez, and believes that Frank Woods, Alex Mason’s partner and friend, can lead him in the right direction. From there Woods tells a story through a series of flash backs detailing events that took place when David was just a child.
3DS Exclusive title rumored to be hitting PSN and XBLA
It appears as though Capcom is planning to bring their hit 3DS title Resident Evil Revelations from handhelds to consoles, according to a Korean Ratings Board listing. The listing, filed on November 14th, doesn’t say much aside from that “Biohazard Revelations” (the Japanese title for the Resident Evil series) is coming to both the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles. It’ll be interesting to see if and how Capcom decides to spruce up the 3D game, which boasted a campaign mode featuring both Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, and the multiplayer Raid mode. I expect the game to come as a downloadable title, ala what Capcom did with Resident Evil 4 HD and Code Veronica HD. Let’s just hope they spell “Revelations” right this time.
Halo 4 is a reminder of how Master Chief changed gaming forever.
There was a time when Halo was the king of gaming. When it came to online multiplayer, that is what console gamers played. Halo started a revolution among console gamers, and without Master Chief who knows where Xbox Live and console online gaming would be. Halo 4 is indeed a Halo title, but there is something about it that makes it feel like something special. Maybe it’s the fact we haven’t seen Master Chief since 2007, or it could be that the new ideas from 343 make Halo 4 feel fresh, but I would bet that it’s the simple fact that Halo isn’t complete without its main character and the simplicity of it’s multiplayer.
A lot has changed since Halo’s inception, and the basic story of stopping the world from being destroyed with the help of a blue female AI named Cortana isn’t sufficient. Halo 4 needed to breathe new life into the series, and 343 managed to do just that. Halo 4 feels like a new beginning for not only the franchise, but for Master Chief as well.
Epic Mickey 2 will place Mickey against The Mad Doctor once again.
Here’s the opening cinematic to Disney’s upcoming co-op platformer Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
Epic Mickey 2 will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U on November 18th 2012, just in time for the Wii U’s launch.
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007 Legends is an embarrassment, and the lack of attention to detail is horrific for Bond fans.
James bond has been a source of entertainment for years. Games based off some of the most popular 007 movies are nothing new, and some of the most memorable games have been Bond themed. This generation hasn’t been too kind to 007, and gamers are still waiting for that killer game based on the worlds coolest secret agent. Enter 007 Legends, a title that hopes to combine the latest Bond, Daniel Craig, with some of the classic Bond movies that never had the chance to be featured in their own game.
Dishonored is a new and interesting game with innovative gameplay, but is lacking when it comes to story telling.
This year is full of sequels, there is no use in denying it. Games like Halo 4, Black Ops 2 and Assassin’s Creed 3 are the big games this year. Some might ask, is there any room for a new successful IP? Arkane Studio try to proven that it has a high quality new IP with Dishonored.
In Dishonored, players play as Corvo Attano, the protector of the empress and her daughter Emily. At the beginning of the game players find themselves arriving at Dunwall, an industrial city fishing town grown rich off the back of the whale oil that powers the city’s circuits. The town has also been affected by a rat plague that’s turns its citizens into weepers. The town is a hive of corruption, political machinations and power grabbing, and this all comes to the fore when the Empress is assassinated, and Corvo sets out to avenge her death. It’s pretty much as straight forward as it sounds and very predictable.