That title is not a typo. Tomorrow on the Playstation Store, the following titles are coming out:
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory
Ring of Red
That’s a great list of somewhat rare titles. The bigger news is that these are ps2 titles on your ps3, whether or not it is one of the older models. There will be no trophies, but these are the ps2 games in their original form.
Edit: Destructoid reports that each title will be priced at $9.99.
“Dave Schaufele and Guy Cihi sign the SH2 rights waivers - Sept. 29, 2011 Very special thanks to Monica Taylor Horgan and Donna Burke for signing their waivers! Fans, you need to understand that this simply wouldn’t have been possible without the cooperation and support of Tomm Hulett, Devin Shatsky and Michael Ranja of Konami USA. Plus, I would like to issue a special note of gratitude to Michael Patrick Arnold of Silent Haven who worked selflessly behind the scenes to get everyone together on this, and make the Win-Win ending possible. I don’t think we could have done it without you, Mike!”
I don’t know about any of you, but I’ve never played any of the Uncharted games on a big screen… and when I say big screen, I mean the size of a movie theatre screen. They held a similar promotion for Uncharted 2 years ago, but this will be the first time Uncharted will be playable in 3D.
There are two types of tickets available: The regular ticket will let you play Uncharted 3, in 3D, on a giant movie theatre screen. The other premium ticket, which costs the same as the game, will let you do the former AND get you an early copy of the game to be sent to you on October 25th. In case you’re keeping tabs, that’s two weeks before the actual launch! You’ll also meet members of the dev team, but come on… we know you really want to just play the game.
The latest Street Fighter X Tekken trailer coming out of Tokyo Game Show features the dream match we all knew had to happen: Rufus versus Bob. It also has appearances from Zangief, Julia Chang, Ryu, and Ken. It also possibly hints at another Tekken character reveal at the very end. Fei Long versus Marshall Law? We’ll just have to wait and see.
So Dragon Quest X, in development for Wii and WiiU, will have an internet component, with some kind of fee. That’s one kind of news. The clincher is that after a few hours in the game, according to reports, an internet connection will be mandatory. While this might not seem like a big deal to PC gamers, this is the sort of thing that makes console gamers hold up their hands and say “Woah, man! Woah.”
A week or so ago, Atlus Japan released a teaser website that’s all clad in a familiar yellow with font skewed styled to that of Persona 4. A lot of people immediately speculated that a Persona 4 portable was going to happen, but surely no one thought that this teaser would mean that there were THREE games associated with said announcement!
Well just recently, Atlus announced that a port of Persona 4 is coming to the Vita next Spring in Japan. Persona 4: The Golden will feature a new character, Mary, more voice acting, more animations, multiplayer (!?) support, and more unannounced goodies. Personally I’m hoping Mary is an alternate protagonist, just like how Persona 3 Portable had one too.
But wait! There’s more! Atlus also announced a partnership with Arc System Works to develop a fighting game based on the characters of Persona 3 AND Persona 4! Titled Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, this 2D fighter is set to be released in Japanese arcades in the Spring, then onto the PS3 and 360 in Summer 2012.
Finally, Atlus also announced that the production team of Persona 5 has been finalized. Katsura Hashino returns as director, Shigenori Soejima returns as character designer, and Shoji Meguro returns as composer. Unfortunately, no release date has been released… but if I were a gambling person, I would say 2-3 years from now.
There hasn’t been any official art of the Persona fighting game, but I found this really cool artwork done by celadus on Deviantart, featuring the protagonist of Persona 3 and 4 going at it. Oh the possibilities!
So this guy up there, Relius, is a new character in the new BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend, which is coming out for PS3, 360, 3DS, and Vita. But you already own BlazBlue, Continuum Shift for 360 or PS3! You’re gonna have to buy another disc!
Psych. Continuum Shift Extend, like Continuum Shift II, will be a free patch for existing owners. Of course, you’ll have to buy Relius and Ignis (Another character coming to Extend) a la carte, but this is a strangely logical move for a fighting game.
The 3DS is getting the definitive version of WWE All-Stars… minus the online play, as all 13 DLC characters from the PS3 and 360 versions are coming on the cartridge. It is also adding Gauntlet and Score Scramble, two modes that you will never, ever play.
In what appears to be one of the biggest douchebaggery moves of the year, GameStop has taken upon themselves to remove any OnLive redemption codes from any Deus Ex Human Revolution PC orders from them. It was this cool thing where if you bought the PC version of Deus Ex Human Revolution, you’d also get a free copy of it on OnLive, similar to how if you got Portal 2 on the PS3 grants you a copy of Portal 2 on Steam. Obviously, GameStop didn’t see it this way.
“Square Enix packed the competitor’s coupon with our DXHR product without our prior knowledge and we did pull and discard these coupons,” GameStop PR rep Beth Sharum responded.
Some players are, in fact, reporting that their copy of the game did come with the voucher, which leads people to believe that this is something that the stores themselves are supposed to do. Either that, or they’re doing it in their warehouses.
Personally I’ve taken my business elsewhere and this ridiculous move justifies that. Again, Portal 2 PS3. Steam. Not much different from this.