Archive for October, 2008

Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe lands in November

Posted in Fighting Games, Gaming, PS3, Xbox360 on October 15, 2008 by thelonegamer

Midway’s crossover brawler has been given a street date. The US market will have the pleasure of pummeling Superman’s face into the pavement or ripping off Wonder Woman’s spine (OK, not really) this coming November 16. In the meantime, Eurogamers will have to wait a bit later for their game on the 21st.

Now, I’ve been quite harsh with this game in the past, but to be fair, from what I’ve seen the graphics look great and the fighting brutal- it surely can’t be anywhere as bad as MKA or the previous MK games, right? Anyway, with Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion and VF5R for the consoles quite a long way down, I’m open to giving this fighting game a try. Still bummed out at the seeming shortage of babes in the game (where’s Poison Ivy..?!), but we’ll see.

New Tekken 6 Official Site Up!

Posted in Fighting Games, Gaming, PS3, Tekken 6, Xbox360 on October 13, 2008 by thelonegamer

Aside from the long-standing Tekken-Official website, Namco-Bandai has just recently set up a new Tekken 6 Official Website. The page is pretty slick, with some cool art and the new CG’s of Jin and Kazuya standing there done up with some flash animation- Kazuya inhales when you mouse over, while you’ll hear Jin’s coat flutter when you go over him. The sound is that of rain, occasional thunder and creaking wood- kinda soothing in a way. Heh.
Currently there’s not much there… just the Press Release, a downloadable version of the TGS 08 Tekken 6 BR Trailer (the short one with Nina), a gallery of the screenshots (nothing new) and an options to ‘sign up for updates’ which so far doesn’t seem active. But well, this site is apparently the one where stuff and updates on this most-awaited fighting game will arrive, so I’d bookmark this and keep it on regular watch for the following months leading up to fall next year.

Check out the new Tekken 6 site here.

Virtua Fighter 5R Interview

Posted in Arcade, Fighting Games, Gaming with tags , on October 12, 2008 by thelonegamer

Kikizo.com just posted a pretty awesome interview with Sega’s AM2 Team Head, Makoto Osaki. It’s pretty awesome in the simple fact that it seems to be the ONLY Virtua Fighter 5R/AM2 interview out online. The latest and most substantial arcade upgrade to VF5 has been pretty secretive since it’s release a few months ago, and that’s a sad thing- I’ve seen dozens of matches online, and really… the game KICKS ASS. I can honestly say VF5R is the only other fighting game I’d consider as wanted as Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion.
The interview is pretty lengthy, although it still doesn’t answer everything- particularly the question about a possible home console version. Once again, the answer is vague… but I’m pretty certain VF5R will eventually come home, most probably as a stand-alone release. Just when is the big question, but it’s pretty much just a question of what comes first- VF5R or Tekken 6BR.

Check out the whole interview here.

Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion TGS Trailer

Posted in Fighting Games, Gaming, PS3, Tekken 6, Xbox360 on October 9, 2008 by thelonegamer

Here’s a short trailer for Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion released by Namco-Bandai at the TGS. It combines footage from the earlier arcade intro CG’s with new footage and some in-game stuff. Not that impressive but still, it’s something worth seeing for us Tekken Fans. Is that Nina in the ranks of the Zaibatsu Troops? Wished the spot was longer and had more characters in the plot-specific cinematics. But then, it’s just the first day of TGS. Who knows what else may appear?

TGS2008: Tekken 6 on Xbox360!

Posted in Fighting Games, PS3, Tekken 6, Xbox360 on October 9, 2008 by thelonegamer

This world-shaking revelation was made today at the Tokyo Game Show at the Microsoft Keynote, and later confirmed by Namco dev head Katsuhiro Harada in a Gamespot Interview. Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion will be coming to consoles next year… not only to the Playstation 3, but apparently to the Xbox360! It’s quite a while away- Fall 2009. Now, THAT Sucks. Almost a year away??? COME the Freaking ON!

Man, it’s gonna be a long wait, but at least we know a lot more now. I just hope it comes a lot earlier, damn it. Awesome stuff. Check out the Gamespot Tekken 6 BR Interview below.

Streetfighter IV will feature Schoolgirl Action!

Posted in Fighting Games, Gaming, PS3, Street Fighter IV, Xbox360 on October 8, 2008 by thelonegamer

The latest issue of Famitsu has now revealed that Sakura Kasugano, the spunky schoolgirl and No.1 Ryu Fan, will be playable in the home console versions of Streetfighter IV. Sakura comes with her trademark headband, school uniform, sneakers and underpants for all the Flower Kicking Action her fans know and love. You can see a scan of the Famitsu feature with Miss Kasugano here.

This is a nice bit of news. Odd though that despite Cammy being totally confirmed to be in the game as well (even appearing in the anime cinematics), we haven’t seen hide nor hair of an in-game Killer Bee yet. I’m still hoping there are a bit more babes to come in the console SFIVs (IBUKI!!!!). Hopefully we’ll see Sakura in action soon, perhaps at TGS. More on this as we get it.

Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion PS3 Preview on 1Up

Posted in Arcade, Fighting Games, Gaming, PS3, Tekken 6 on October 8, 2008 by thelonegamer

Contrary to earlier reports that Tekken 6 won’t be at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, 1Up has revealed in a new preview that a playable version of BR is present at TGS, with all 40 characters (including newbies Alisa and Lars… heheh… Lars..) present and accounted for. So far we know that the Tekken Dev’t Team is shooting to flesh out the characters’ storylines a lot more fully in the home version, with a lot of emphasis on the Mishima-Kazama-Mishima-Alexandersson conflict (man, what a family). The 1Up guys seem quite charmed by bubbly android Alisa, who is confirmed to have been created by Doctor B. in the image of his deceased daughter… an anime/manga trope if I ever saw one, and it should be quite interesting to see how it plays out in the story. Anyway, there’s also a teasing bit that suggests that Alisa may not be the only Bosconovitch playable in the game… Hmmm….

Anyway, read the whole thing yourself here at 1Up’s Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion Preview.

Man, hopefully this means we’ll be seeing more vids and gameplay on T6BR from TGS. I am STARVING of content from this game. More on this as I get it.

IGN Tekken 6 Preview

Posted in Fighting Games, Gaming, PS3, Tekken 6 on October 8, 2008 by thelonegamer

No video or trailer yet, but it’s really refreshing to finally see a new article on Tekken 6. IGN scored a biggie yesterday when they broke the much-awaited (albeit really expected) news of the brawler coming home to PS3, and they follow it up with a small feature which gives us that much more info on the hopefully not-too-far-away home conversion, complete with some tantalizing bits from the game devs of what to expect from the PS3 game, and maybe a portable version..?

Check out the article here.

We’re entering into TGS territory now. Hopefully we’ll see more on this much-anticipated fighting sequel as the show unfolds.

Justice DOES Exist in the World… Tekken 6 PS3 Confirmed!

Posted in Arcade, Fighting Games, Gaming, PS3, Tekken 6 on October 7, 2008 by thelonegamer

Well, I called it correctly, I guess. Namco-Bandai has finally let the Tekken Cat out of the Bag. But the console won’t just be getting Plain Jane, ‘Vanilla’ Tekken 6… we’ll be getting Bloodline Rebellion, BABY!

This lovely bit of info has trickled from a podcast from IGN, who attended the recently-held Namco-Bandai Pre-TGS Press Conference in Tokyo, where the game giant gave out surprise announcements about their future releases. The PS3 version of Tekken 6 will have more additional content than even the upcoming Bloodline Rebellion upgrade (but of course), which already includes new items, costumes, customizations, stages, moves and two new characters.

Unfortunately, no word yet on an exact release date- all we know is that the game will ‘eventually come to PS3′. Bummer.

Oh-KAY! What does this mean? Well, this pretty much confirms you can forget a Holiday 2008 release. I’m willing to bet that Tekken 6 BR PS3 will launch with the upcoming Tekken live-action movie perhaps by mid-2009… but I’m praying for earlier… maybe March, which is a traditional Tekken game release month?

More on this as we get it! WOOHOO!!! Finally! Something to look forward to in fighting games in 2009.

Hoping Against Hope…

Posted in Fighting Games, Gaming, My Stuff, PS3, Tekken 6 on October 7, 2008 by thelonegamer

Okay, just a little tidbit. Namco-Bandai just held their pre-TGS press conference today at their headquarters in Tokyo, with some ‘exclusive, secret and revealing’ titles to be shown. What these titles are? Well, an embargo assures that no word will come out from this mysterious conference before the actual Tokyo Game Show happens.

If there is any justice in this world… a title that rhymes with Smekken Fix is one of those secret titles.

Puh-leeeeeeze. Namco-Bandai. Have. Freaking. Mercy. Put out the damn game already. On PS3. Come on.

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