Gamescom’s in full swing, and there’s been plenty of stuff happening today as the press day draws to a close.
The day started with a few overnight posts, starting with the not strictly Gamescom related but certainly relevant Street Fighter X Tekken trailer, followed by one for Soul Calibur V that was Gamescom tagged. Then Delriach took a good look at THQ’s WWE 12 tech, with which he was pretty impressed.
Then there was a bit of a catch-up, starting with the Borderlands 2 teaser and hints that Z.O.E. might be heading to the 3DS. Harmonix revealed that they’re working on an iPhone game and the 3DS future hit Heroes of Ruin got a new trailer.
As Gamescom crawled out of its bed and open its doors, we took a quick look at Forza 4 and a review of tomorrow’s Cubixx HD PS3 title before a cheeky peak at PS3 exclusive Agent, even if it was in concept art form. Then some new screens of Mercury Hg made way for news that Batman: Arkham City would support both new 3D and ‘old’ 3D. Fancy.
So, onto Gamescom. Which officially kicked off with a Grimlands trailer and one for Devil May Cry. News that the 3DS is selling well didn’t come as any surprise, though, but the timely release of Minecraft for Xperia Play pleased at least one person. Unlike FIFA 12.[drop2]A trailer for Dark Souls struck fear into the heart of our Dan, but news that Awesomenauts was at Gamescom didn’t really bother too many people. What else? An iffy deal from GAME for MW3 was followed by comments from THQ’s Danny Bilson about Metacritic and a release date window for PS Vita here in Europe.
As Microsoft’s open session started, so did the Xbox 360 news. New screens for Gears 3, Trenched got a new name, Steel Battallion got a trailer and Halo Anniversary got some new screens. Microsoft dated some sequels and we found out Kinectimals will get a Windows Phone 7 release.
Resident Evil Revelations bagged a new trailer, Bodycount appeared in demo form on Xbox Live and FIFA Street got a new lease of life, which kicked off EA’s press conference. Most impressive video today? Battlefield 3, by a country mile although SSX looks nice too. Blair’s got the rest of EA’s trailers here.
Which consisted of a new Resistance game, something called Escape Plan and a brand new, er, PSP – with less functionality but a budget price point. People with flabby arms can look forward to Move Fitness, people with vampire fetishes can look forward to a blood-themed inFamous side story and people without a PS3 can now pick one up cheap.
The PS Vita got Twitter and Facebook functionality confirmed, Ghost Recon got a new trailer, Uncharted 3 looked alright and Delriach woke up just in time to post some new trailers for Ultimate MvC 3. Oh, and Lumines is heading to Vita – that’s pretty much the highlight for me in more ways than one.
Busy day, huh?
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