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There’s hockey, puppets, crossovers, alien wars, and ancient RPGs in this week’s PlayStation Store update. For those who couldn’t crack the code, I’m referring to…
- NHL 14, EA Sports’ latest hockey simulation.
- Puppeteer, a new game from Sony Japan Studio that takes place in a magical puppet theatre (and, as far as I know, there aren’t even any evil puppets).
- Street Fighter X Tekken, the only crossover between these two fighting franchises for the forseeable future.
- Killzone: Mercenary, which brings the franchise’s alien war to the Vita for the first time this week.
- And finally, Dragon Fantasy Book II is a PS3/Vita Cross-Buy title that brings back a few memories of the 16-bit RPG age.
This week offers a slight break in the non-stop avalanche that is the Fall game rush, but there’s still a few interesting new releases including…
- Medal of Honor: Warfighter, the sequel to EA’s controversial modern warfare game. The initial print run also includes access to the Battlefield 4 beta (PC, PS3, Xbox 360).
- Forza Horizon, an arcade racing take on the popular Forza franchise (Xbox 360).
- The crossover fighter Street Fighter X Tekken is available on the Vita for the first time this week.
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz, the monkeys in balls also go portable on the Vita.
- And finally, Nintendo will release Style Savvy: Trendsetters, their fashion mogul sim, on the 3DS this Monday, the 22nd.
Hit the jump for even more new releases, including this year’s slate of Cabela’s games. (more…)
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Street Fighter series and Capcom plans to celebrate in style. And if you’ve got $149.99 lying around, you can celebrate too, because that’s the cost of entry to obtain the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Set. Naturally, you have your choice of platform: PS3 or Xbox 360.
Set for release on September 18, the Anniversary Set will be packed in a stylish box which includes all four Street Fighter games released this generation: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition.
Whichever format you choose, the box will also include a massive collection of bonus materials:
- Exclusive Video – The two-disc Blu-Ray set includes a documentary that highlights the profound influence the franchise has had on fans – and vice versa – throughout the years. The collection of videos also includes Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV anime movies as well as all episodes of the “Street Fighter” animated series and Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie.
- Light-up Ryu Statue – A specially commissioned and highly-detailed collectable Ryu statue stands prominently at 8” tall and features the iconic character in mid-Shoryuken, with flames lit from below.
- 11-Disc Soundtrack – Street Fighter game music spanning the past 25 years, in addition to remixes and fan-created music inspired by past Street Fighter games.
- 64-page Hardcover Art Book – A tribute to Street Fighter game fans from all over the world, the art book includes fan pieces submitted by professional and aspiring artists alike.
- Ryu’s Belt – Created to regulation specs, the full-size martial arts black belt is a replica of the one Ryu wears and even includes his classic “Fūrinkazan” in kanji!
- Certificate of Authenticity – Each Collector’s Set comes individually numbered complete with a certificate of authenticity.
Whether you loved Mass Effect 3‘s ending or you hated it, one thing’s for certain, BioWare made a ton of money selling you the game. In what should be a surprise to no one, Mass Effect 3 took the top spot in The NPD Group’s report of the bestselling games in March 2012.
Even though March was a bit of a slow month for new releases, the remainder of the top ten is populated almost totally by games released in the last four weeks including Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (#2), MLB 12: The Show (#3), SSX (#5), Street Fighter X Tekken (#6), Mario Party 9 (#7), Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (#9), and Major League Baseball 2K12 (#10).
Hit the break to see the full top ten, including the pair of holdovers from the February 2012 report. (more…)
Watch a company lose whatever good will they’ve built up over 30 years in three easy steps…
- Step 1: Capcom began selling “DLC” for Street Fighter X Tekken that was completed before the game shipped and was included on the disc.
- Step 2: Several Street Fighter X Tekken players then filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau over the unethical nature of this practice.
- Step 3: Capcom replies, in essence, “DLC included on the disc and DLC available to download from a server are exactly the same.”
Really? I’m not one of those people who believe “on-disc DLC” is inherently evil as long as the gamemaker is upfront with everything before the sale. But this is just too much. Bad form Capcom. Gamers may constantly crack jokes about the “evil empire” tactics of Activision and EA, but neither one has ever said anything that over-the-top evil.
You can read the publisher’s full response to the BBB after the break. (more…)
It’s here. It’s finally here. The grand finale of the Mass Effect trilogy, Mass Effect 3, will be available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 6. It’s been a long wait (made longer by EA’s decision to delay the game from its original Fall 2011 release date), but it’s almost over.
However, other companies aren’t backing down from the juggernaut that is Commander Shepard…
- Capcom is bowing their 2D crossover fighter Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3, Xbox 360).
- A twin bill of baseball games will be available including Sony’s MLB 12: The Show (PS3, Vita) and 2K’s more inclusive Major League Baseball 2K12 (DS, PC, PS2 (!), PS3, PSP (!!), Wii, Xbox 360).
- Namco Bandai is bringing back the Ridge Racer series in Ridge Racer Unbounded (PS3, Xbox 360), a title that has really managed to stay under the radar.
- Zipper Interactive (creator of the SOCOM series) will make their Vita debut with Unit 13.
- And Nintendo wants everyone to do the Mario one more time on the Wii with Mario Party 9.
Even EA isn’t afraid to compete against itself, as the publisher plans to ship The Sims 3: Showtime for the PC this week in both a Limited Edition and a Katy Perry Special Edition (scandalized muppets not included).
Believe it or not, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are even more new releases after the break. (more…)
Last week’s announcement was about launch characters in the console version of Street Fighter X Tekken and the PC release date. Now this week’s announcement is 12 exclusive fighters announced for the Vita version, as well as a confirmation that the game will be out this Fall.
The 12 new fighters are Guy, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Sakura, and Blanka on the Street Fighter side, and Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson, and Lei Wulong on the Tekken side. This is an exciting announcement for fighting fans! Who else do you want to see in the game?
Capcom also announced today that the PC version will be released on May 11, though no details were given on the PlayStation Vita version. The game will be available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 6.