Monday, April 14, 2008

Wii - Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk - Pre Order Now June 26th

Lloyd Irving and his team started out on a mission to protect the most important person in the world to them, Colette Brunel. Accepting a mission requested by the Gods upon Colettes' birth, she embarked on a journey to restore the world of Sylvarant to its former peace and beauty. Soon, it was realized that the whole quest was surrounded by lies, treachery, and false hopes.

Colette was being hunted by assassins, angels, warriors, and beasts from a mysterious world but no one knew why. After losing many battles, Lloyd realized that he did not "know-it-all." Which led him to work even harder. He gave everything he had, not for the world...but for Colette.

Chaos was rapidly consuming the world. Labeled as criminals of Sylvarant, they had no choice but to escape to the world of Tethe'alla. In this new world, they uncovered new truths about Sylvant and Tethe'alla. They also discovered Colettes' destiny.

Angels who were worshipped by everyone, eventually revealed their true selves and had followed a single leader, who claimed to be "God." "God" used this title to fulfill his own selfish desire to reincarnate his dead sister, regardless of the cost.

Lloyd battled fiercely with all his heart. Using all the tools that he had learned from his journey, he defeated the one known as "God." The victory set Collete free from the evil grip of this false "God." They had finally acheived their original goal, which was to find peace and prosperity for Sylvarant and Tethe'alla.

Two Years have passed since these events. Time and peace have passed just as quickly.

Enter Emil Castagnier and Marta Lualdi, two orphaned children who have teamed up for one common purpose. To get revenge on the man who killed both their parents, Lloyd Irving.

Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk, brings a whole new story. There will be several new characters. Gameplay will be a new experience because of the Wii's unique controllers.

Releasing June 26 Pre-order Tales of Symphonia: Knight of Ratatosk Now For your Nintendo Wii - $65.00

PS3 - A look into Senjou no Valkyria - Available April 24th

Dubbed Valkyrie of the Battlefield: Gallian Chronicles, in America and Europe, Senjou no Valkyria in Japan. Senjou no Valkyria is Sega's new strategy RPG, that takes place in the country of Gallia.

A war has broken out in the country of Gallia. They are constantly attacked by both the East Europe Empire, and Atlantic Ocean Federal Organization.
Both factions are at war for Gallia's high abundance of Ragnite ore, a very powerful mineral that can be used for fuel.

Gamers get to play as a Gallian soldier. You take control of characters including: Alicia Melchiott, a mid-range rifle soldier and Welkin Gunther, a tank commander.

In this game, you will have to fend off violent enemy forces, protect your country, and lead your battallion to victory!!!

Why Order? Just take a look at the official trailer!

Pre Order your copy at Japan Video Games now!
Regular Edition - $74.90
Limited Edition also avaliable - $129.99

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm announced for PS3

Finally!!! The Naruto series makes its first appearance on the Playstation 3 in Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm.

The game will cover the story of the original Naruto anime series. Featuring over 25 playable characters, a new style of cell shaded graphics, and 2 feature game modes:
  • Battle Mode - Fight against other ninjas. Choose any of the 25 playable characters and have them battle to the death!!! Have Naruto take on Kakashi or Sasuke, battles that were never seen or finished in the anime are easily in your hands.
  • Missions - Take jobs in an action game with over 100 ranked class missions, beginning from simple class E to the very difficult class S. All in order for Team Kakashi to become one of the top teams in the Hidden Leaf Village.
Keep checking back for more Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm news and go to Japan Video Games for all your Naruto needs.

Star Ocean 4 First scans

Square Enix has revealed some (if not very limited) information about Tri-ace's new upcoming RPG Star Ocean 4.

Revealed was the game's main character, a blonde hero with no background story just yet.

Square Enix has yet to announce what system(s) this game will be appearing on. While many of the Star Ocean games have all been exclusive to the Playstation, as of now, this one is unknown.

Metal Gear Solid 4 Blu Tooth Headset

To celebrate the release of Metal Gear Solid 4 Konami has announced this special Blu Tooth headset.

It is a grey over the ear light weight headset, that can be used not only for your PS3, but also computers and cell phones.

Retail price will be $69.99 and will be released right along with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

US Metal Gear Solid 4 Coming Soon - $58.99 Pre Order yours Now
Japan Metal Gear Solid 4 Coming Soon - $79.99 Pre Order yours Now

SAT test prep coming to Nintendo DS

Kaplan, Inc. has teamed with Aspyr Media to create an SAT prep game for the Nintendo DS. This would help students improve their studying by using the Nintendo DS and stylus. 2 other versions are being made for the PC and Mac, where studying programs have been prominent.

Currently, the software is being finished and does not yet have a name.

If your kids are SAT bound and are unable to get away from their DS, this is the perfect game to buy!

Grand Theft Auto IV - Team & Race multi player modes revealed

To fans of the Grand Theft Auto series, Rockstar has decided to reveal some tidbits about Grand Theft Auto IV's options. Rockstar will be revealing more information as we approach the game's release on the 29th.

According to Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto IV website, they released the following:

Team modes
  • Team Deathmatch - "Rub out" other teams and loot opposing players' dead bodies for money. The team with most cash at the end wins.
  • Team Mafiya Work - Work as a team to complete "Mafiya" contracts before time expires; missions include: escorting wanted men, picking up MacGuffins and stealing cars. Teams must "scupper" opposing crew's work too, as it's the team with the most cash at the end of the round that wins.
  • Team Car Jack City - Teams must collect cars that spawn around the map and take them to drop off points for cash; the condition of the cars when dropped off determines the amount of cash, except for bonus cars stuffed with drugs (these have a set value). Teams must deliver the vehicles ordered by the "boss." The team with the most cash at the end wins. (Are you sensing a pattern yet?)
  • Cops n' Crooks - The crook team must get its boss to safety. The cop team has to take him down or simply destroy the getaway vehicle (see sub-modes below).
    • All for One - Crooks win by getting their boss to a getaway vehicle and escaping. Cops win by killing the Boss before he gets away.
    • One for All - No boss, just plain crooks trying to escape. Cops win by killing all of the crooks (there's no respawning in this mode). Crooks win by filling up the getaway vehicle, which holds up to four players.
  • Turf War - Timed capture-the-base. A number of bases are scattered across the map and can be captured by standing in the appropriate area for a short time; bases can be captured more quickly with multiple teammates, but can't be captured if opposing players are on the base (you know what to do). Captured bases earn money. The team with the most cash at the end ... wait for it ... wins!
Race modes
  • Race - Checkpoint races with the ability to respawn at the last checkpoint passed; numerous courses for cars, boats and helicopters -- laps and vehicle class/type are adjustable (see sub-modes below).
    • Free Race - Point-to-point races; first one to the finish wins.
    • Cannonball Run - Traverse several checkpoints anyway you can.
  • GTA Race - Checkpoint races with the added element of combat; weapons spawn throughout courses. Players can also exit their vehicles during road races.

Playstation Store down for a new look

For those who own a Playstation 3 and are tired of the bland and simple look it has had for over a year, everyone can look forward to the next 2 days, well for the most part.

Today the Playstation store is down and out of service until sometime tomorrow early afternoon. Sony is completely reworking their interface.

So while you won't be able to download any movie previews or demos today, you can wait till tomorrow when the store goes back in service. Shortly after installing an downloaded update, everyone can finally enjoy the new look that Sony fans have been asking for.