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

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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!

Original Banjo-Kazooie is coming to XBLA this holiday

Some of the most exciting news to come out of E3 so far to me is that the original Banjo-Kazooie will be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade this holiday along with BK: Nuts and Bolts. Beyong that no more details were announced. I am sure we will see a slight HD buffering of the dated N64 graphics, so it will definitly look great on the 360. No doubt this is great news for platform fans because not only is this one amazing platformer, but it gives us hope that more titles of Rare will be considered for XBLA releases as well.

A new Banjo-Kazooie video might have leaked Microsofts motion controller

Inbox a newly released video for the upcoming Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts developer commentary by Ken Lobbs revealed this bit of odd info, “So you basically grab with the wrench and then you twist the controller around and it’ll move different things in the game.” really? unless you are one of those people who like to really get into the game by moving your controller around this sounds like a motion controller of some sorts to me. In the image above Kazooie is moving around a controller as seen from the video.

The mystery now is if this proves to be true, how will Microsoft release this motion controller? Redesigned controller, an add on that plugs into the headphone input, or just add it into the controllers without changing a thing on the outside, either way I think we are coming closer and closer to Microsoft’s big reveal (though many have expected this for some time now).