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VIDEO: Uncharted 3 and being a hero

The November 2nd arrival of Sony’s PS3 exclusive action title Uncharted 3 is ever so close now, and fans of the series can now watch a new video inspired by Uncharted’s very own Nathan Drake. Made by Hollywood filmmaker Ed Zwick, the film asks one question – what does it …

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June 10th for inFamous 2

SCEE has confirmed that inFamous 2 will be released in the UK, Ireland and Germany on June 10th. It will hit other PAL territories on June 8th. A number of different SKUs have also been announced. The Lenticular Special Edition will include an assortment of digital extras, including the Electrocution …

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MTV ready to Rock Europe

MTV Games is establishing a new base in Europe – and the entertainment giant has told MCV its local team will dethrone Activision as the territory’s No.1 publisher in the lucrative music games genre. The firm has hired former THQ exec Roy Campbell to head up its international business and …

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Guitar Hero 6 and DJ Hero 2 due Q4

After posting a rise in profit, Activision has confirmed that Guitar Hero 6 will be released this autumn followed by DJ Hero 2. The announcements come alongside the publisher’s new plans to cut the amount of music games in the future, emphasising fewer titles with greater quality. In a conference …

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Best of music genre yet to come

The creators of market rivals Guitar Hero and Rock Band have insisted that the future is bright for the music games genre, with the rising prominence of user-created content driving continued success. Throughout 2009 sales of music games fell by nearly 50 per cent to $1bn in North America. I …

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South Peak signs 3D Dot Game Hero

South Peak has swooped for the publishing rights to retro-inspired PS3 title 3D Dot Game Heroes in Europe. The PS3 title is a fantasy adventure that mimics the pixelated character designs of classic ‘80s games but in a 3D world, complete with a retro ‘chip tunes’ soundtrack. The game has …

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DJ Hero best new IP of 09

Though commentators would have you believe that the music game genre is in a savage state of decline, new numbers from NPD Group claim that DJ Hero was in revenue terms the most successful new IP of 2009 across America and Europe. Not a bad achievement, considering it was up …

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Half-Minute Hero lands in February

Rising Star Games has announced it will be releasing Half-Minute Hero in Europe on February 12th. The Marvelous-developed PSP-exclusive RPG will cater to fans of old-school gaming with its retro-inspired visuals and fast-paced gameplay. Half-Minute Hero challenges players with a series of quests that must be completed within a strict …

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Activision sticking with DJ Hero IP

Leading global publisher Activision Blizzard has vowed to press ahead with its plans for the DJ Hero brand, having confirmed its intention to publish a sequel to the firm’s latest rhythm action IP. If you’re going to make a commitment to doing something original, the odds are that you’re not …

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COMPETITION: Activisions Promote & Devote 2009

Following the success of the ‘Promote & Devote 2008′ promotional event offered to Independent retailers, Activision Blizzard is backing this year’s event with up to 30,000. Last year, there was huge support from Independent retail sector, many of whom featured titles in their windows and in-store. All benefited from the …

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