The King of Iron Fist Tournament returns as do classic Tekken characters, Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi Mishima, Lei Wulong and a host of others in this trailer for Tekken 6.
The Fireteam Bravo series is big business on the PSP. Each of the previous two games has sold over a million copies, and players have racked up countless kills in the games' robust online modes.
So a sequel was a no-brainer. But it's clear the designers aren't content with just churning out another set of maps; Fireteam Bravo 3 packs enough additions and improvements to feel like a legitimate evolution of the franchise.
First and most noticeable is the addition of two new teammates to the squad. The two-man team of the previous games is now a full four-man squad as in the original SOCOM games on PS2. This should offer a greater tactical element, allowing for more complex, concerted maneuvers. (Also adding to the tactical side of things is an enhanced weapon customization feature, with five slots available to add things like suppressors and scopes).
Zipper Interactive knows how to think big. Maybe it's the fact that the company got its start designing Apache helicopter sims for the U.S. military -- it may be that any civilian game development feels like a cakewalk in comparison. But whatever the reason, the developer has been pushing forward in the online arena since they launched the PS2 network adapter with the original SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs way back in 2002. The series started out with 16-player online play, and graduated to 32-player matches with SOCOM 3. 2006's Combined Assault added four-player co-op. These were sensible, predictable improvements.
MAG, on the other hand, is almost ridiculously ambitious.
Start a whole new pirate adventure with The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, an updated remake of the popular original game from 1990--because pirates never go out of style!
Test out the ultimate racing experience with this HD gameplay demo for Need for Speed: Shift from E3 2009. Vroom, vroom!
In this glimpse at the new Tales of Monkey Island game, we see Guybrush Threepwood yet again trying to escape an accursed island using only his dim wits and pirate charm. Avast and enjoy, mateys!
Take a glimpse at gameplay from Insomniac Games' Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, an impressive looking action adventure sequel for the Playstation 3, wherein Ratchet takes on an army of wacky, but menacing enemies with an amazing array of weapons.
I don't know about you, but Patrick Stewart's voice can make any trailer seem like the best thing ever. Check out this dramatic trailer from E3 2009.
Final Fantasy XIII is almost upon us, and after months of speculation, we were able to get the straight scoop on the game from Square Enix spokesman Klee Kuo. He led a hands-on Final Fantasy XIII game preview today at E3 '09 Live, which included a look at the game plot and some gameplay elements.
Check out the video here.
At the judges-only Microsoft party, Billy Berghammer talks to Brian Jarrard from Bungie about Halo 3: ODST multiplayer, Andrew Pfister about Microsoft's Natal and Cliff Bleszinski from Epic Games about Shadow Complex, Alan Wake, The Beatles: Rock Band, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Dante's Inferno, Milo, and Brütal Legend.
One of Nintendo's biggest surprises at E3 this year was the unveiling of a collaboration between Nintendo and Team Ninja, Metroid: The Other M. It's not a sequel to Retro Studios' Metroid Prime series, nor a brand-new side-scrolling adventure. Metroid: The Other M is something completely different -- an action-brawler.
Even though Nintendo was touting a number of new games at E3 that supported MotionPlus, Metroid: The Other M won't be one of them, Team Ninja's Yusuke Hayashi explained to me during an interview at E3 this week.
"It [Metroid] is not compatible with the Wii MotionPlus," said Hayashi. "One of our major goals with this game is beautiful game design and as we were progressing through development we discovered that it [MotionPlus] was actually not working with what we were shooting for. Once you get your hands on a demo and really experience it for yourself, you should understand what I'm talking about."
I'm anxious to find out what he means, too. Maybe at Tokyo Game Show?
In this second edition of TheFeed E3 09 NightCap, Billy Berghammer, Thomas Puha, N'Gai Croal and Chris Kohler discuss the coolest things they saw at E3 including God of War III, Sony's new wand peripheral, New Super Mario Bros., the PSP go, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Wii Sports Resort, MAG, Alan Wake, Heavy Rain, and Halo 3: ODST.
They also make mention of the things they expected to see at the show but didn't, like more Half-Life episodic content.
G4 has been up inside the guts of E3 2009 since the thing started on Monday, and has been barraging you with such a fat load of content, I'm afraid you might have missed something awesome. But don't worry. I have your back.
Below you will find some of the most massive, breakout, original, stunning and awesome-tastic looks at the biggest happenings at E3 2009, the biggest show on Earth. Enjoy:
Previews and Hands-On
Interviews, direct feed gameplay videos and developer walkthroughs
Also, don't miss our NightCap wrap-ups of each day, our video streams of all the major press conferences, our daily "Coolest Things" wrap-ups (Day One, Day Two, Day Three) and so very, very much more! In fact, all of our E3 2009 coverage is amazing, if I do say so myself. So spend your day poring though all of it. Hey, it beats working, right?
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