Manhunt 2 IGN Preview [Wii]

26 05 2007

Gaming Site; IGN, are the first ever people to publish a ‘hands on’ preview of the Nintendo Wii copy of Manhunt 2. And thanks to ProjectManhunt, they managed to take all the good stuff out of the article. Here it is:

Wii Controls:
• To perform an execution on the Wii build of the game you sneak up behind an enemy hold down the A button, similarly to the PS2 version, however as the execution kicks in you direct the killing through a series of button presses and movement gestures that are indicated on screen.
• Firearms are controlled by holding down the C button and aiming with the Wii Remote with ‘pixel-perfect accuracy’ and you tap the B button to fire. Cycling through weapons is handled by pushing down on the D-pad.
• You can lean left and right with rotations of the nunchuck attachment.

So what is exclusive to the Wii version?
• Interactive execution – the animations are played out through button and motion gestures.
• Exclusive weapons – razor, mace and broken bottle.
• Improved gore – blood splatters on the screen and covers Daniel. Daniel will become covering in blood, bruises, gashes, head wounds and gun shot wounds.
• Improved graphics – characters and environment are sharper

Here is one example of just how you will be taking a hunter down on the Wii build:
Or, if you’d prefer, you can use a saw blade and cut upward into a foe’s groin and buttocks, motioning forward and backward with the Wii remote as you go.

Matt goes on to say that the Wii version is already running at a steady 30 frames per second, and runs in both 480p and 16:9 widescreen modes.

Additional information about the game on all platforms:
Rockstar has not given you control of the camera in any version of the game because it wanted to maintain the cinematic quality of the experience and build suspense. The auto-camera is smart and shoots the action from behind Danny’s back, although you can twist the nunchuk left or right to lean the view in either direction.

Whao! Manhunt on the Wii sounds extremely cool, and is definately the better version out of the three [PS2, PSP, Wii] The preview also came bundled with 5 brand new screens from the Wii version.

Links: IGN Preview, New Screenshots





New Batch of GTA IV Previews

24 05 2007

Today, it seems that a new ‘batch’ of previews have been published by quite a few major online websites. CVG, GameSpot andIGN have all been next in line to complete a GTA IV hands-on preview, but unfortunately, they are pretty much all the same as each other [Same info ect] Although, they do come with some brand new screenshots and even artwork. So check them all out if your interested!

.::CVG :: GameSpot :: IGN::.

Thanks to GTAJunkies





Manhunt 2 News Update

22 05 2007

Rockstar have lately updated the official Manhunt 2 site news section with two new posts. Check em out:

Manhunt 2 on Tour with the Sounds of the Underground:
Manhunt 2 will be sponsoring the 3rd annual Sounds of the Underground tour this summer. The 26-date tour, which kicks off July 6th in Dallas, will feature the biggest names in extreme metal, as well as a chance to check out the game and be a part of exclusive Manhunt 2 competitions and giveaways. For more information and tour dates, visit
www.soundsoftheundergroundtour.com

Manhunt 2 Footage on FEARnet:
Comcast cable TV subscribers should keep an eye out for footage of Manhunt 2 airing on FEARnet, Comcast’s horror video on-demand channel, throughout July and August. For more information, as well as all the latest news from the world of horror movies, check out
www.fearnet.com.





GTA IV: Special Edition Announced!

21 05 2007

Earlier Today, Rockstar Games was proud to announce that Grand Theft Auto IV would be recieving a duluxe version to go along side the usual packaging. The special edition will be released the same day as the regular edition too. Heres what you’ll get:

The Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition will be presented in a customized Grand Theft Auto metal safety deposit box. The box will contain:Grand Theft Auto IV on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system or the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, both with special packaging–

The Grand Theft Auto IV Art Book, featuring never-before-seen production artwork from Grand Theft Auto IVSelected soundtrack CD from Grand Theft Auto IV, featuring new material from top artists, only available on this release–

An exclusive Rockstar keychain for the safety deposit box keys

–Completing the collection is a limited edition Rockstar duffel bag
All of the items have been created with the utmost attention to detail to create a unique Grand Theft Auto IV experience for any fan of the series. The Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition is available for pre-orders today and will retail for $89.99 in
North America.

Europe are also expecting to recieve the SE although no price was mentioned. Well, I know which version i’m getting, and it’s gonna cause me to dig deeper into my pocket.





Finally, a Manhunt 2 preview for Wii

20 05 2007

IGN have just done a podcast including a Manhunt 2 preview, but not with the same ol’ PS2 version, but the hyped Wii one. Although, they did state that they could not say too much, but they said the Wii version is still on track to be released on day 1 with both the PS2 and PSP copies. This is what they had to say:

 Sadly, we can’t talk a ton about any details on it, but we can tell you that it’s very very fun and that we had a blast with it when it came. It’s pretty good looking for a Wii game, id say it’s one of the prettier games on Wii, certainly the blood effects are really nice.We can’t really talk about details yet but we will have some coverage this coming week and you can look forward to that but in the mean time we can say that your going to want the Wii version absolutely, there’s absolutely no reason to get the PS2 version, your going to see why, were going to explain why, but um there are several major i’d say really kind of fundamentally important reasons you would want the Wii version.

Ah we went hands on with this game for a long time, yeah it was like 4 hours. Yeah it’s the first time I’ve played a Wii game and when they took it away i was like don’t, don’t, aside from Zelda seriously, i love this game.

For me it’s like you know they announce a game like this and you know in the back of my mind I’m like uwwwh i hope this isn’t going to be a stupid port, you know with like tacked on Wii controls, it doesn’t feel that way at all, can’t talk about why of course. People are now learning that Manhunt 2 is going to be good on Wii.

So, looks like the Wii will be getting the best version out of all three but we will have to wait and see over the next few weeks.

Download the Podcast here





Cool new GTA IV artwork

20 05 2007

This new artwork done by Makotron is absolutley amazing! It really does actually look like a piece of art that Rockstar would do. Check it out!

Rockstar, maybe you should consider hiring this guy…





Midnight Club 4 Announced!

16 05 2007

Today Rockstar Games announced to the world that the next installment for Midnight Club would be titled; Midnight Club: Los Angeles and is arriving early 2008 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and the developers Rockstar San Diego will be returning to the trone again to create another Midnight racer.

“On prior consoles, the Midnight Club franchise continually raised the bar for racing games, evolving from being the first ever street racing game to setting the defining standard for credibly integrating street racing culture with an intense racing experience,” said Jay Panek, Producer of the Midnight Club series. “With Midnight Club: Los Angeles, our goal is to evolve on all possible levels and stay true to the hardcore gaming experience the series is known for, while making it accessible to casual gamers and car enthusiasts.”Consistently the most innovative, highest-rated street racing franchise, Midnight Club set the standard of what an open-world racing game can be. Midnight Club: Los Angeles will deliver a truly immersive next-generation racing experience that is second to none.Stay tuned in the coming weeks as more info is released.