The Top 5 Platformers to look forward to in 2008

Mark your calenders people, 2008 is going to be a big year for gaming, and platformer fans are not going to be left out. I have compiled a list of the 5 most essential platformer games coming out by the end of the year, and exactly why you must own them over anything else out there. Disagree? Agree? Did I leave one out that you think should have made the list? leave us a comment and let us know! Continue reading

The epic Sonic Unleashed E3 Trailer, includes Werewolf-Sonic gameplay!

This epic 2:24 trailer from E3 for the upcoming Sonic Unleashed game has Sonic fans drooling! Not only does it look amazing, but it also shows off the long awaited footage of Sonic in werewolf form that we have so eagerly anitcipated. Watch for yourself and you be the judge, but as he imagined it slows down out blue friend alot as opposed to his ‘speed of light’ gameplay which is shown. Overall it looks to be possibly the best looking and playing Sonic game offered up since the 16-bit generation.

Mirror’s Edge, the amazing new First-Person action platformer

Mirror’s Edge is a game that is making many gamers look twice, not only for its amazing graphics, but for its imaginative new idea on gameplay. I will let the E3 Developer walkthrough video do most of the explaining, but the game basically boils down to you playing as the character “Faith” who is a runner who delivers packages across rooftops, think a carrier-pigeon only as a person. The main focus of the game is the extreme platforming elements that have you leaping across skyscrapers and city buildings in the most daring ways. The game¬†will be available for the PS3 and 360 this fall.¬†Check out the video and prepare to be amazed….platformer fans this is what we dream we can do ourselves in real life!

Mega Man 9 developer E3 walkthrough

Mega Man 9 might seem like a step backwards to some, but not the legion of fans out there that just cannot wait to get their hands on what they never though would have ever happened, an actual 8-bit Mega Man game in the style of the original 2 games. This video gives you a brief look at the story and gameplay, as well as reasons for Capcoms decision to go back to the series roots rather than give it a more flashy look. Also the title is now confirmed to be coming to WiiWare, PSN, as well as XBLA. Talk about a full treatment!

Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty coming to the PSN for only $14.99

If you own a PS3 I am sure you are happy to hear that new content is on the way for R&C. I say content because the next Rtchet and Clank game will not be your typical retail full fledged adventure, instead it is going to be a downloadable game exclusively on the Playstation Network for $14.99 this summer. Essentaily it is a continuation of the story of Tools of Destruction, and will offer the same great visuals and story.

My guess is not to expect it to bee too lengthy of a game, as at the press conference Insomniac said something to the effect of it being comparable to “a summer blockbuster movie” and then comparing it to action sequences and such, but what I take out of that is probably about a 3-5 hour long game (possibly less?) because lets face it, there are plently of 5 hour games selling out there on retail discs for $60 (Heavenly Sword anyone?) but hey who is to complain, I will pay $15 for more Ratchet and Clank on my PS3 any day!

Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty is rated by the ESRB

While this might not be the biggest suprise to some since the same name was once found in a leaked list of PSN titles, it has not showed up on the ESRB website as a game title. The question now, will this be an add-on expansion pack to the already amazing Tools of Destruction, or a whole new retail game? We will find out at E3 but in my opinion this could really go either way.