News for the Week of October 17 2011
This week we see one of next year’s biggest games gets multiplayer, it’s Batman week so we’ll talk about held-back features in the Dark Knight’s latest adventure and a PS2 classic turns 10 and gets a rerelease on some odd platforms.
More Information Released on Fall of Cybertron
Last week I reported on High Moon’s announcement of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, the follow up to 2010’s War for Cybertron. More information has surfaced on the game in this past week.
Along with the announcement of Dinobot leader, Grimlock being playable, here’s some more big news about the game:
The Decepticon commander, Shockwave, will be in the game’s campaign and plays a very important roll in the story. In War for Cybertron he was a multiplayer character only available via DLC.
Last week I hoped Fall for Cybertron would include some more obscure, yet awesome Transformers like the Insecticons. It seems someone the game’s developer was reading as the transforming insects will apparently be featured in the game. Thank you High Moon!
Environments will be more varied. Some areas will be dark and desolate like in War for Cybertron, others will show off the war-torn planet in the daylight.
Some battlefields will be a lot more open than in the first game.
Optimus Prime has been redesigned to look more like his G1 cartoon counterpart.
Metroplex, the giant, transforming Autobot city will not only be in the game, he’ll be playable. Let me tell you as someone who had this toy as a kid, I look forward to squashing some Decepticon scum!
On the Decepticon side, the Combaticons (five military vehicles which combined into a giant transformer) will not only will they be in the game they will be able to combine to form Bruticus and he will be playable… High Moon really wants me to buy this game!
And finally, the very-underrated multiplayer from War for Cybertron will be getting some tweaks. There will a lot more character customization such as color options and interchangeable armor.
This game was just announced and is still a year or so away from release and already I’m super excited. War for Cybertron was by far the best Transformers game ever made and from the sounds of it Fall of Cybertron will blow it out of the water!
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is to be released in fall 2012.
War of the Worlds Game Invading Downloadable Platforms
In an obscure, yet awesome announcement, it seems the classic H.G. Wells Novel, War of the Worlds is getting a video game.
It’ll be released on Xbox Live Arcade on October 26th as a 2D sidescroller. It will be available on PS3 and PC at a yet to be announced date.
The game itself actually looks pretty neat. A simple sidescroller which has you trying to survive an alien invasion with visuals which remind me of the indie-hit Limbo. Sounds like the right combination to me!
Oh, did I mention War of the Worlds is narrated by Patrick Stewart? Just another awesome bonus! That man can narrate my dreams!
Another Sega-Arcade Classic Available Soon
If you frequented arcades in the 90s you’ll probably remember the Sega-classic Daytona USA.
Famous for its amazing graphics (for the time) and its fast-paced action (especially if the arcade had two or more cabinets hooked up) it was a blast to play. Well it seems Sega will be releasing Daytona USA on Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network at the end of the month.
The game will be presented in widescreen and will support driving-wheel peripherals (only the Logitech GT Driving force wheel will be supported on PS3, all wheels will work for the XBLA version).
Daytona’s a lot of fun to play, but I just feel like a console release may lose the classic feel of the game. I highly recommend getting some friends together, sniffing out an arcade with this cabinet and give it a try. There’s nothing quite like smashing your friend’s car against a wall and having the shout profanity at you in person.
For everyone else who isn’t lucky enough to have an arcade near them with a Daytona USA cabinet you can download the game on October 25th on PSN and on the 26th on XBLA at the price of $9.99 or 800 Microsoft points.
Written by Mr. Black