|ICO II News This Week? |
According to PS2.IGN, this week's issue of the Japanese magazine Famitsu will reveal the next project from the team behind the well-regarded game ICO. Since news from Famitsu tends to hit the web pretty quickly, we may have some indication of this as soon as tomorrow.
|Fable Bumped to 2004 |
Computer and Video Games is reporting that the Lionhead/Big Blue Box RPG Fable has been pushed back from its holiday release date to spring 2004. I missed it at E3, but I heard from several people that it was much farther along (and less ambitious) than they had expected, so this is sort of surprising.
| ||Silicon Knights Interview |
GameSpy has conducted an interview with Denis Dyack of Silicon Knights, the developers of such games as Eternal Darkness and the seminal PSX game Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. It's an excellent interview, and Denis comments on all of the company's various projects, including Too Human (which was the original version of Eternal Darkness for the N64) and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. Thanks Slashdot Games for the tip.
|Ecco Meets Jaws? |
The first details and screenshot from Sole Predator, the next game from Ecco the Dolphin creators Appalossa Interactive, are up at GameSpot tonight. Where Ecco was gentle, this game puts you in the role of a shark being driven insane by low-frequency waves given off by oil drilling. Your goal is then to devour the oil crews, and these enemies are said to have "64 points of disconnection" for you to choose from.
|KOTOR Live Details |
IGN has posted some details on the downloadable content that's in the works for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Basically we can look forward to new weapons, armor and items (sorry, no extra planets), but specifics are still being worked out.
|GameSpy Hitz |
GameSpy and Midway announced today that they have reached an agreement, and GameSpy will be providing online middleware for their upcoming sports titles. While it was recently revealed that GameSpy offers GameCube networking middleware, it would appear that today's announcement is exclusively for the PS2 version of these games.
|Beta Test SOCOM II |
Speaking of GameSpy, they are taking applications for an upcoming limited beta test of SOCOM II. In order to apply you have to first sign up for their e-SEALs thingie, and for the life of me I couldn't figure out what exactly that is. On a related note, UGO has a new preview of the game online.
|Nintendo Memories |
In celebration of the recent 20th anniversary of the Famicom, Nintendojo has posted a comprehensive look back at the system (thanks Slashdot Games). Included in their series of articles are detailed looks at the inner workings of both the Famicom and NES hardware, reviews of classic games and more.
|Crank the Weasel Canceled |
IGN is reporting that Midway has canned Crank the Weasel, a planned Conker's Bad Fur Day-style platformer that was announced back at E3.
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Console Game of the Evening: Road Rash for the Sega Genesis. "The first motorcycle racing game that encouraged violence towards your opponents, and oh did it feel so good." (submitted by Linguica).