We’re back with a gaming news rundown. You’ll find the big gaming news stories of the week, all tied up in a lovely pink bow. OK you got us, there really isn’t a pink bow, but there is lots of gaming news, starting with this one….
Resident Evil 5 online co-op mode
According to a now deleted story on Resident Evil 5 that hit the net and promptly disappeared, Resident Evil 5 will feature Chris Redfield and a female character in co-op. The second character will be AI controlled with a player being able to use a drop in and out mode to join and exit playing at any point (great for when a friend pops round). Sounds cool.
Loads more after the jumperoo!
God of War II on Guitar Hero III
PS3 fans don’t cry over that free Halo song your Xbox 360 pals got for their Guitar Hero loving. On June 5 the Playstation Store will get ‘The End Begin’s (to Rock)’ add-on for PS3 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. It’s released in all regions apparently, so go get your Kratos on!
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
Shown at UbiDays along with FarCry 2 and of course Beyond Good & Evil 2, Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party sounds like yet more mini game mayhem, only this time it can utilize the Wii balance board. You can sit on it and toboggan on an upside down cow… mooooove out of the way!!!
Taiko no Tatsujin for Wii (Taiko Drum Master)
According to a recent announcement Namco Bandai are bringing Taiko Drum Master to the Nintendo Wii. Hopefully this version will see a release outside of Japan and the US.
Alone in the Dark hands on – linear but damn good
That’s the upshot of hands on rumblings for Alone in the Dark for Xbox 360, PC, PS2, Wii and PS3 later in the year (what a surprise). Word is it’s a compelling storyline, great narrative, beautiful graphics and atmospheric sound. Assuming the full game lives up to these early reports, it’s going to be awesome. Oh and there’ll be a demo of it released on XBLM a week or so before the game.
Venetica starring the daughter of death
… and she’s a bit of a looker. Venetica is an upcoming game from German developers Deck 13 and features a female protagonist in the form of Scarlett – deaths daughter. GirlGamers Australia did a write up about it, so if interested check it out. Sounds like it might be cool story wise at least.
Guitar Hero World Tour priced
Thought RockBand was expensive, wait till you have to shell out $190USD for Guitar Hero World Tour. The bundle includes the mike, guitar and funky drums. For those into mathematics, that’s $20 more than the USD price for the Rock Band bundle. For those who live in Europe and Australia, expect to sell your granny to afford this title as it will probably be twice that based on the Rock Band pricing.
Women in Games conference UK
This year’s Women in Games event, co-organized with Rare Ltd. will take place at Warwick University from the 10th-12th September. Blitz Games Studios is co sponsoring the event. The Women In Games conference encourages research and seeks to promote careers for women within the games industry, which sounds cool to us. You can check out more at the Women in Games website.
No Splinter Cell Conviction at Ubidays – Ubisoft vague as ever.
Saints Row 2 delayed until October – Product quality to blame.
Gears of War 2 multiplayer – 10 player deathmatch, AI bots and screenshot capture available.
Warhammer: Age of Reckoning is PvP with a dash of PvE says Mythic.
Poss Spoiler: Metal Gear Solid female characters make a return in MGS4 – Mai Ling and Rosemary.
Fatal Frame 4 aka Rei: Tsukihami no Kamen looks creepy. Launches Japan July 31 Japan (no other release dates yet).
Sim City Creator coming to Wii and DS (here’s hoping it’s better than Sim City DS which was awful!).
Dark Horizon space combat in ‘Wing Commander’ style hits PC’s later this year by Paradox Interactive.