Posts Tagged ‘Previews’

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist – GamesRadar Preview

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GamesRadar has a preview posted for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist. It discusses a lot of the same things the EuroGamer preview did, so check that out for more info. Here’s some highlights from GamesRadar’s preview:

  • Spies vs Mercs Classic Mode gives you limited equipment
  • The modern version of Spies vs Mercs gives you new stuff such as equipment and abilities to use
  • Modern Spies vs Mercs also features unlockable equipment & weapons
  • Mercs get “jammers” which interrupt Spies’ tech
  • Spies get EMPs
  • Co-op missions will be part of the game’s story and can be accessed through the hub
For more of the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist Preview, check out GamesRadar at the link below.

Source: GamesRadar via GoNintendo

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – 2nd Logo, Press Release w/Game Details, and Preview Links

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Ubisoft put out a press release revealing some details about their upcoming game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Here’s the full release courtesy of AllGamesBeta:

“Ubisoft Journeys Into The Savage Golden Age of Pirates With Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Today, Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, the next installment in the company’s best-selling franchise. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag introduces an all new hero and setting, and will feature the most diverse and seamless Assassin’s Creed world ever created.

In development for nearly two years, the game is being spearheaded by one of the veteran Assassin’s Creed teams in Ubisoft Montreal with support from Ubisoft studios in Annecy, Bucharest, Kiev, Quebec, Singapore and Sofia. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC and other next generation consoles. The game will be available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U on October 29, 2013.

“With the new hero and new setting we are creating the boldest and most unique Assassin’s Creed game yet, while still respecting the pillars of the franchise that have made it such a fan favorite,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is based on a true, harsh and exciting part of a legendary era and will thrill longtime fans and newcomers alike.”

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young British man with a thirst for danger and adventure, who falls from privateering for the Royal Navy into piracy as the war between the major Empires comes to an end. Edward is a fierce pirate and seasoned fighter who soon finds himself embroiled in the ancient war between Assassins and Templars. Set at the dawn of the 18th Century, the game features some of the most infamous pirates in history, such as Blackbeard and Charles Vane, and takes players on a journey throughout the West Indies during a turbulent and violent period of time later to become known as the Golden Age of Pirates.

Gameplay in Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag is based upon the franchise’s proven tenets. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag features a vast open world with more than 50 navigable locations. Combat combines the weaponry of the Assassin’s Order with armaments of the era, and rewards both daring and stealth. And the series’ acclaimed multiplayer experience is more varied and ruthless than ever in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.

Customers who purchase Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 can download 60 minutes of additional gameplay via the PlayStation Network after the game’s launch.”

Tons of outlets have put out Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag previews. Here’s links to those:

Source: AllGamesBeta

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Video Preview

Source: GameXplain

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Preview

1UP has a preview up for the latest entry in the Mario RPG/Mario & Luigi/Paper Mario franchise, Paper Mario: Sticker Star. The game is scheduled for release on 3DS on 11/11/12. Here’s part of the preview from 1UP:

“My history with Mario’s various forays into the RPG genre is spotty at best. I’m a huge fan of Square’s Super Mario RPG on the SNES, as well as the first two Paper Mario titles for the N64 and GameCube respectively. While I appreciate what Super Paper Mario on the Wii tried to do by really toying with the idea of 2D vs 3D, it ultimately lacked enough substance to hold my attention for more than a few hours. Likewise, despite the legion of fans who constantly sings the praises of the plumber’s various handheld outings over the past decade, I’ve never been able to really get into any of those portable adventures. But after some hands-on with the opening hour of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, it’s looking like this upcoming 3DS title has what it takes to grab my attention during the busy holiday season.

As the title may have clued you in, stickers are your lifeblood throughout Mario’s journey. Battle-wise, all attacks come in the form of consumable stickers that you hold in your album. In typical turn-based fashion, you’ll use various degrees of hammer attacks, stomps, and fireballs, all of which are contained within individual stickers. Your allies are gone this time around, replaced by certain stickers that allow you to bring in some aid for a few rounds. While some may worry about going through battles by themselves, I honestly didn’t notice that my partners were missing. Other larger stickers, such as a gigantic pair of scissors, are Sticker Star’s version of summon spells. These larger attacks can also be used out of battles in order to solve various environmental puzzles. But keep in mind that most stickers have a one time use, meaning that you don’t want to waste a powerful hammer attack when your enemy only has a sliver of HP left.”

Hit up the link below for more.

Source: 1UP

Assassin’s Creed III Video Preview

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Source: GameTrailers

SteelSeries Mobile Controller Preview

SteelSeries will soon be releasing a line of mobile gaming products called Freedom to Play. Kotaku has a preview up for what one would assume will be the flagship device for the line, the so-called Free Mobile Wireless Controller. Despite the name, the controller is not free, but has an MSRP of $79.99, which personally I think any controller over $40 is too expensive, but I digress. The controller works through Bluetooth technology. No word in the preview if games will have to be specifically programmed to work with it or not, but that wouldn’t be too surprising, since most of these non-surface (e.g. ones that aren’t like the Game Gripper) controllers tend to require that. You can also view more info about the device (including compatible games) on the SteelSeries product page. The Free Mobile Wireless Controller will be compatible with Android & iOS devices as well PC & Mac OS.

 SteelSeries Mobile Controller Preview

Check out the full preview at the link below.

Source: Kotaku

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies Preview Video

Source: Call of Duty YouTube Channel

Wii U Video Previews

GameXplain has posted a video looking at the upcoming Wii U games, Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, Trine 2: Director’s Cut, Rayman Legends, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition. Check it out:

Source: GameXplain YouTube Channel

ZombiU Hands-On

VG24/7 has a hands-on preview of ZombiU posted, the upcoming survival horror game from Ubisoft, launching with the Wii U on 11/18/12. Here’s a portion of their preview:

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“‘ZombiU is the Dark Souls of zombie games’. You’re going to hear a lot of people say that after the Wii U launches in November. It’s absolutely true, as the game is brutally difficult, and makes no attempt to coddle players as they wade miserably through post apocalyptic London.

One of the magic ingredients that makes a good survival horror game even better is making the player feel dangerously under-resourced, pathetically weak, and continually on the backfoot at all times. If this stresses you out, then ZombiU is not the game for you.”

Check out the link below for more of their preview.

Source: VG24/7

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Wii U) Video Preview

Source: GameXplain YouTube Channel