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March NPD Figures In

April 16, 2010

March seen the release of some fantastic games. Final Fantasy XIII, God of War III, New Pokémon games and more which gave gamers plenty of choice regarding what to spend their hard earned cash on. Last month’s NPD figures shows that God of War III was the most popular choice.

However, that’s only for the one individual platform. When you combine the sales of Final Fantasy XIII on the PS3 and X360 it comes out ahead, as with Bad Company 2. Then if you count Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver as one game they should take the top spot. Take a look at the data:

1. God of War III (PS3) – 1,100,000
2. Pokémon SoulSilver (DS) – 1,020,000
3. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) – 828,200
4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Xbox 360) – 825,500
5. Pokémon HeartGold (DS) – 761,200
6. Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360) – 493,900
7. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) – 457,400
8. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3) – 451,200
9. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) – 429,600
10. MLB 10: The Show (PS3) – 349,200

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Peace Walker Gets Edited In Japan

April 16, 2010

Fans of Metal Gear Solid will know that the upcoming PSP game, Peace Walker, is nearly out and will no doubt be getting excited as it’s looking pretty good. Any Japanese gamers out there may want to import a copy if they speak English because the Eastern version will be going through some edits before release.

In Japan, Peace Walker was given a C-rating which means it is only suitable for gamers 15 years old or above. Hideo Kojima tweeted that a few cuts here and there were required in order get it this rating, rather than the D rating it was originally intended for (17 years old and above). One of these cuts include taking out the blood in the game. Read the rest of this entry »

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Namco To Publish Demon’s Souls In EU, Details Revealed Tomorrow

April 15, 2010

Demon’s Souls has received extremely positive reception by gamers and critics alike in the US and Japan. From Software, the developers, were surprised with how well it’s been doing commercially, as well as critically. However, it still hasn’t been released in Europe despite us European gamers really wanting it. Finally, EU gamers can rejoice as Namco Bandai will be publishing the game in Europe.

This is all good news so far but it gets better. Namco Bandai told VG247 that they “will be making a full announcement tomorrow.”. This means that we will probably find out the release date tomorrow as they can’t really show off new gameplay when the game is already out in other regions. Either way, I’m looking forward to finally getting to play it.

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Level 5’s Time Travellers Announced

April 15, 2010

Level 5 announced that they are working on a game called Time Travellers in the latest issue of Famitsu. Next to no details were released but it’s being developed for “unreleased hardware” which will most likely be the 3DS.

As you can in the above artwork, a girl stands above a destroyed city from a clock tower that is still standing; it has a certain charm to it but, again, it doesn’t revel much. That’s about it; no release date; no details; no concepts; nothing.

Via, VG247.

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Rumour: BioShock MMO Being Developed

April 15, 2010

Destructoid received a tip from a “mysterious source” that 2K Games are currently developing a massively multiplayer online game based around the atmospheric, underwater FPS BioShock. The company has displayed interest in developing MMO’s in the past and BioShock was considered a candidate, though no official announcement has ever been given.

Out of all 2K’s games BioShock probably would fit the MMO requirements best but I’m still not sure if it would work. For me, BioShock was about the tense, overwhelming atmosphere that I doubt would exist if it was an MMO. Even then, would they make before or after the events of Rapture?

It’s worth mentioning that this is simply a rumour and it comes from a “mysterious source” so it might not be true. If you do really like the idea then it’s probably best to wait for an announcement before getting your hopes up.

Source: Destructoid

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First Official Pokémon Black/White Screens

April 15, 2010

Nintendo have now released the first official screenshots of Pokémon Black & White which is to be released in Japan sometime this year for the DS. No word on other regions yet though. You may recognise some of these screenshots as magazine scans but these are much better quality and look pretty good if I do say so myself.

Screenshots aftet the jump/below. Read the rest of this entry »

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Splinter Cell: Conviction DLC To Be Released Weekly

April 14, 2010

Ubisoft has announced that Splinter Cell: Conviction will be receiving new DLC on a weekly basis, starting tomorrow. Every Thursday will see some form of downloadable content being released which will include “new weapons, skins and even a new Deniable Ops map.”. To sweeten the deal, it will be completely free.

There has been no official word on whether paid content will eventually be released but Ubisoft have mentioned that they like the idea. Until then, we can live off the minor, but free, content.

Splinter Cell: Conviction is was out yesterday in the US and will be released in the UK on Friday and has been very well received so far.