Lego Batman 2 Trailer

Steel yourselves for a giggle fit because the launch of Lego Batman 2 comes with a suitably funny launch trailer. The free roaming sequel to the caped crusader’s first foray into the world of bricks promises more heroes, more villains and even more silliness and the trailer certainly delivers on that. Also, we finally get to see what it looks like when the Batmobile looses a wheel and the Joker gets away.

Lego Batman 2 is out now.

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The First Gameplay Trailer for Marvel MMO

So here it is!! Marvel have gone even closer to taking over the universe by introducing a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (note the lack of RPG at the end of the title). I had to look all those acronyms up and I’m uncertain as to how it’s Massively Multiplayer but not role play as I thought the Role Play part was pretty straight forward to add. Clearly you can’t dress Wolverine in a tutu or make Iron Man a mystic with a goat as a pet – but you kind of have to ask – why not? In spite of this, the idea of being able to be any of possibly hundreds of Marvel Heroes is pretty fun. Available on the PC, at some point…

Star Wars Kinect is…Erm.

Remember how when the motion games came out and everyone said that the technology was pretty much just sleeping until the inevitable Star Wars version? Remember how Star Wars Kinect was going to make you feel like you really were a Jedi?

Well that moment is here folks! The future of gaming has arrived and…oh dear.

To be fair, this is pretty much what I spent most of my playtime on Star Wars Galaxies doing but I imagine that if you’re a diehard Star Wars fan, you’re probably pretty angry right now.

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Baldur’s Gate Returns!

In 1998 an almost unknown Canadian games developer called Bioware released a Dungeons & Dragons RPG called Baldur’s Gate and changed the direction of an entire gaming genre.  To say that BG was a milestone in gaming history is something of an understatement as almost every modern party based RPG owes something to that one game. So popular is the Baldur’s Gate saga (as well as the follow up Icewind Dale series) that they have been consistently sold in gaming stores for almost 15 years. For a game to not only keep being played but keep making money for so long is almost unheard of.

Bioware have since moved on to other things but that doesn’t mean that it’s the end for Baldur’s Gate. Last week, Wizards of the Coast (the company that owns the D&D license) announced that they have teamed with Overhaul Games to bring Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate 2 into the 21st Century. The Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Versions will run on an updated version of their original Infinity Engine and will be released for Ipad and PC in the summer of 2012.

The first release will feature the entirety of Baldur’s Gate and the Tales of the Sword Coast Expansion Pack as well as some original content and a brand new party member. The decision to release primarily on the Ipad seems like a stroke of genius to me and will hopefully see BG taking a place among the likes of games like Broken Sword and Monkey Island who have seen a whole new lease of life following an IOS release. No word on pricing or on when we can expect BG2 to make its appearance but if the fleeting preview images that have been released are anything to go by, it’s going to be an exciting summer for RPG fans.

Go for the eyes, Boo.

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New Lego Batman 2 Trailer

 

The Dark Brick of Gotham is back and this time he’s bringing his friends! The sequel to Warner-Bros’ Lego Batman game features a team up between everyone’s favourite bickering, heterosexual life-partners as Clark Kent enters the mix.

If past form is anything to go by then you should expect more characters, more engrossing puzzles and a storyline that probably still makes more sense than most of the Batman/Superman comics did.

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Footage from Mechwarrior Online

 

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since the last true Mechwarrior game. With such an explosion of startup MMOs in recent years, it was only ever a matter of time before somebody went back to this supremely multi-player friendly franchise and, to be honest, I’m surprised it took this long.

I was a huge Mechwarrior fan back in the day and if this newly released footage from the upcoming Mechwarrior Online is anything to go by, the key elements are all still in place. How the game’s complex controls and occasionally slow gameplay will hold up in today’s fast paced, console focused world remains to be seen but for the time being, everything looks pretty rosy.

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Crazy Japanese Minecraft trailer

To those not in the know – Minecraft is a game in which you can potentially build anything – as long as you don’t mind it being made of different coloured boxes. It is, reportedly, amazing and has to be kept out of the hands of myself and Dan because of it’s addictive nature. It’s been around for while however now the Japanese have discovered it – and Oh Boy! Have they done there thing with it!

As expectedly obscure, crazy and provocatively confusing as you’d expect. Hooray!!

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Trailer

The first trailer for Assassin’s Creed 3: (Fievel Goes West) dropped today. We covered the leaked screen shots last week so I thought you may wish to have a look. The trailer doesn’t reveal a tonne of stuff that we didn’t already know (you’ll be fighting lots of people at once and there will be lots of slow motion shots of people getting stabbed in the head) but it’s still a pretty nice trailer.

The setting still looks fantastic and makes me continue to wonder why the American Revolution is such an underused backdrop in gaming. Plus any game where you get to use a tomahawk is ok in my book.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is out in October.

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Assassin’s Creed Screenshots leaked onto the web

In Dan’s continuous hunt for infinite coolness on the web we found the ‘leaked’ screenshots from one of the most anticipated games in recent years.

A few days ago, news broke that the new installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed 3 — not to be confused with the actual third Assassin’s Creed game that didn’t actual employ the suffix of “3″ — would be set in the American Revolution. The Internet freaked out, because that’s pretty darn cool (or terrible, depending on which way you freaked out regarding the news). Today, some screenshots have leaked into the wild, and show the still unidentified main character walking around a colony, as well as skulking around the wilderness.

The trim on the character’s outfit shows up as blue in these screenshots, though the reveal yesterday showed red coloring — blue and red being the colors of the opposing forces in the American Revolution. So, one could speculate that there will be some kind of disguise mechanic where the main character can flip between both sides of the war. Also look, he’s going to shoot some game:

Considering America didn’t exactly have huge, sprawling cities like the ones found in the previous games, this screenshot of the assassin hiding behind some trees, following a group of red coats could be a sign of how stealth will be handled in this game. After all, it’s the Revolutionary War, home of guerilla tactics.

We’ll be paying attention to the series a little more closely than usual now that the setting has been revealed to be the American Revolution — it’s something that high profile games tend not touch, and it’ll be pretty interesting to see if some historical figures play significant roles in the game’s narrative.

Mass Effect 3 Extended Trailer

We’re just over two weeks away from the release of Mass Effect 3 and the close of what could come to be regarded as the best gaming trilogy in history. To say that the final chapter of Commander Shepard’s adventure is highly anticipated is about as grand an understatement as you can get and to help whet your appetite even further, Bioware have released a new, extended trailer. The final fight for earth promises to be dark, gritty and (if the last two games are anything to go by) awesome.

Roll on March 9th!

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