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It’s another throwback day for the PlayStation Store as several classic games receive re-releases on new platforms and long-forgotten genres get another chance with the gaming public.
First up is LocoRoco Remastered, a PS4 re-release of a quirky puzzle platformer originally released for the PSP. Players will need to tilt LocoRoco’s world of “blowing flowers, lively creatures, and pastel scenery” to fight back against a group of evil outer space creatures.
Also available to download this week is Strafe, a retro-styled first person shooter for the PS4 that includes procedurally-generated levels and tons of gore. And speaking of retro style, Saber Interactive has brought back the arcade antics of the NBA Jam franchise in NBA Playgrounds, which also launched yesterday for the PS4.
Fans of the Harvest Moon series will be pleased to learn that Yasuhiro Wada is back with another life simulation, Birthdays the Beginning. It’s launching on the PS4 alongside Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland, which was originally released for the PS2 in 2001. Resident Evil: Code Veronica X was also added to the PS2-On-PS4 section of the PlayStation Store yesterday.
You can learn more about all of these games (and a few other new releases) after the break. (more…)
We’ve all been scared at one time or another. While “normal” people may try to avoid it at all costs, the rest of us actively seek out that primitive, guttural thrill. Horror movies do this well enough, but why bother watching when you can participate? There’s nothing like a good survival horror game, from Dead Space to Alien: isolation — but diehard fear junkies know the genre began much earlier. If that’s news to you, it’s okay! Just sit down and quiet yourselves, boys and girls, because class is in session.
After looking back at the birth of survival horror, the rise in popularity, and a huge wave of sequels, today, we’ll cover the next chapter in the genre’s evolution — one some would even describe as the death of true survival horror video games. (more…)
A week ago, id Software announced their excellent Doom 3 package for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Not only would the game include an updated version of the third Doom game, but it would also include the first two games in the series as well. But I think Capcom just trumped them.
The publisher has just announced the Resident Evil 6: Anthology Edition and the Resident Evil 6: Archives Edition. What do these special editions include? Just digital downloads of nearly every other Resident Evil game.
The Anthology Edition is exclusive to the PS3 and will include downloadable copies of Resident Evil: Director’s Cut, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil 4 HD, and Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition.
The Archives Edition is, you guessed it, exclusive to the Xbox 360 and it’ll include a slightly different collection of downloads: Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD, Resident Evil 4 HD, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, and the Resident Evil: Degeneration movie.
Resident Evil 6: Anthology Edition and Resident Evil 6: Archives Edition will be available in stores on October 2 for $89.99 each.
Just like yesterday’s PlayStation Store update, Capcom has added a high definition update of Resident Evil: Code Veronica X to the Xbox Live Marketplace today. The zombie adventure will be joined by a trio of new Xbox Live Arcade releases: Worms: Ultimate Mayhem, MLB Bobblehead Battle and Mercury Hg.
More information on those three titles can be found right here.
Worms: Ultimate Mayhem
Worms: Ultimate Mayhem is the definitive 3D Worms game! Load your weapons and experience a whole new dimension in destructive turn-based cartoon action! Taking the game into 3D creates all-new strategic and gameplay possibilities. With over 80 single-player missions and challenges, Xbox Live multiplayer for up to 4 players, 5 multi-player modes, unprecedented customization of both worms and weapons, and fully destructible environments, it’s bursting with anarchic mayhem. Battle and puzzle your way through all of the missions from both Worms 3D and Worms 4: Mayhem – it’s essentially two games in one, and is the ultimate 3D Worms™ collection. (1200 Microsoft Points/$15)
MLB Bobblehead Battle
Knock a curveball out of the ballpark with MLB Bobblehead Battle! This MLB bobblehead challenge features all of your favorite teams and players with a unique twist – it’s entirely focused on batting! Create customized fields with various obstacles such as walls and slopes while outsmarting your opponent with a dynamic card system that allows customization of players and more. (800 Microsoft Points/$10)
Mercury is back, all new and in HD! Explore 60 levels of tilting tension, color it, split it and watch the levels pulse to the beat of your own music. Can you attain the top position on the leaderboards and have the world race against your ghost? With the help of the ghost replays shave split seconds off your time and achieve higher scores. Discover the 20 bonus elements and 10 challenges as you explore the world of Mercury Hg. (400 Microsoft Points/$5)
Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, the second Resident Evil high definition remake released in as many weeks, is now available on the PlayStation Store. The remake has been priced at $19.99, but PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to get it for $9.99 for the next two weeks.
However, if you’d prefer something with a little less viscera, this week also marks the release of Recoil Games’s puzzle platformer Rochard. Doing his best Batman, main character John Rochard swings across space with gravity-defying G-Lifter gun for the low price of $9.99 ($7.99 if you’re a Plus subscriber).
Other new additions to the Store this week include Konami’s multiplayer Castlevania title, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair; Mercury Hg, an HD entry in the world-rotating puzzle series; and a downloadable version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters.
More details on all of these titles as well as all of this week’s game add-ons (including a Dead Nation expansion!) can be found at the PlayStation.Blog.
On the upcoming episode of the Warp Zoned podcast, we talk about Ashley from Resident Evil 4, and how she’s one of our most hated characters in gaming. If you’re someone who loathed her, you better get used to the idea of spending a lot more time with her, as you’re probably going to want to pick up the high definition remake of RE4. It’s looking really great, as is Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD, which you can see after the jump.
Resident Evil 4 HD releases on the PlayStation Store and Xbox 360 Games on Demand on September 20, with Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD arrriving on both platforms a week later, on September 27. (more…)
Comic-Con may be over, but one of the last big announcements to come out was the release schedule for the upcoming Resident Evil HD updates. Resident Evil 4 HD will be coming September 20 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD will arrive September 27 on Games on Demand for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation Store.
Unfortunately, one thing Capcom did NOT announce at Comic Con was an American localization of the 15th Anniversary Box, which includes both HD remakes as well as some PlayStation discs of the older games. If you’re a Resident Evil fan and you know Japanese, you seriously might want to consider ordering one of those.
Celebrating fifteen years of scaring the crap out of us, Capcom is readying the Resident Evil 15th Anniversary Box. This is a truly multi-generational collection, providing PlayStation One discs for Resident Evil: Director’s Cut, Resident Evil 2, and Resident Evil 3: Last Escape. Resident Evil Revival Selection for PlayStation 3, the HD remake of Code: Veronica and Resident Evil 4 rounds out the game offerings in this package. Resident Evil 5 is curiously missing from the box, but it does include a spacer for you to insert your disc of the game.
The set is also filled with other goodies, such as soundtracks for Code:Veronica and RE4, as well as pins and stickers for STARS and the Umbrella Corporation. The Anniversary Box is being shipped exclusively through e-Capcom, so you have to head over there to get yours.
Oh, and it’s only for Japan as of now.