Gran Turismo 5 will be released around the world at midnight tonight, many of you will be in line to pick up the game and we should have our sweaty hands on it by tomorrow morning. In the meantime we have a load of gaming news for you from the release of the Michael Jackson game to Spelunker HD on the PlayStation Network.
Codemasters reveal the first Operation Flashpoint: Red River video
Codemasters has posted up the first gameplay video from their upcoming title "Operation Flashpoint: Red River". The game takes place in Tajikistan and follows the US Marines protecting and infiltrating the enemy. You can check out the video by visiting the official site at www.facebook.com/flashpointredriver
Michael Jackson: The Experience released
UBI Soft have released "Michael Jackson The Experience" for the Wii with versions of the game for Kinect and PlayStation Move on the way early next year. The game has you trying to dance like the pop icon, as well as multiplayer modes for up to four players. You get to sing the lyrics and can even get a special edition of the game which ships with a version of Michael Jackson's famous glove if that takes your fancy.
iPhone/iPod touch/iPad News
Rally Master Pro receives an update
Fishlabs have let us know that their iPhone title - Rally Master Pro has been updated to take advantage of the iPhone 4's Retina Display. This isn't the only update though as you can now race against your own ghost in the game and disable the 3D damage model that the game makes use of. Good news too is that the game will soon have an iPad upgrade version thanks to a universal iOS application heading your way in December.
Sonic and Streets of Rage on the iPhone get Bluetooth Multiplayer
Sega has sent word that they have updated both Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Streets of Rage for the iPhone and iPod touch. This update enables bluetooth multiplayer modes so that you can take on your friends if you wish. The updates are on the iTunes App Store right now.
Super Blast 2 to takeoff on iPhone
Phantoom Entertainment today released details of their upcoming shoot-em-up for the iPhone and iPod touch entitled Super Blast 2. The game is the follow up to the original game yet contains new levels, a variety of difficult modes and contains Game center/OpenFeint support. The game is looking great and should be released in the near future.
Gameloft announce Shadow Guardian
Gameloft has today announced a new title for the iPhone and iPad entitled "Shadow Guardian". The game is an action adventure title that seems to be set in a modern day period. It has a look of Uncharted about it too. We have the first screenshots of the game in our gallery below. In the meantime you can check out the launch trailer:
Xbox 360 News
Fable III - Understone Quest Pack released + Title update announced
Microsoft has announced that the first download pack for Fable III has been released. The downloadable pack is called "Understone Quest" and costs 400 Microsoft points. It adds three new quests to the game. We have also been told that a new title update is on the way too with performance enhancements, save game corruption fixes, frame rate improvements and various other tweaks. That update will be released very soon.
“The Voice”: In the main quest, explore the mysterious underground land built by Montague Hummes in fear of the Spire in “Fable II”
- Discover the origin of the voice that controls the people of Understone
- Features a moral decision that will lead to two drastically different outcomes in Understone
“Shooting Range”: After defeating Saker during your quest to become King, the remaining Mercenaries have turned their camp into a tourist attraction. The main attraction being the replayable shooting range mode -
- Beat the high scores to win three prizes that can be used while playing the mini-game: the Marksman 500 (gifted to players for downloading the pack), Money Shot (prize) and Black Dragon (prize)
“The Wheel of Misfortune”: After Reaver vacated his home, he set up a venture for budding heroes to replay the thrilling arena-based challenges within his new dwellings -
- Beat the high scores to win three new weapons that can be used while playing in the mini-game: The Full Monty (gifted to player upon downloading pack), Dirty Harriet (prize) and Dead Ned’s Revolver (prize)
Frostburgh blizzard hits LEGO Universe
A new content zone has been announced for LEGO Universe. Frostburgh will be released for the multiplayer title early next week and contains loads of holiday based fun for fans of the game.
Within the winter wonderland zone, players can complete new missions every day to celebrate thirty days of Frostivus holiday spirit. Frostburgh only approaches the LEGO Universe Nimbus System once a year, so enjoy all the Frostivus-themed Minifigure fun while it lasts. Players can collect candy canes, start snowball fights, build gingerbread homes, open presents, earn winter rewards, tame new Reindeer pets, and meet new NPC friends like Sneezy Icewhisker, Sugarplum Fritz, Peppermint Lane and Hansel Tinseland.
The LEGO Universe weather center is also predicting a furious space blizzard to blast the Vertigo Loop Racetrack next week. Nimbus Station is assembling new racing missions, achievements and unlockable Frostburgh race cars in preparation for the seasonal snow storm. Players are asked to use creativity in the event of icy conditions or evil snowmen on the racetrack.
PlayStation 3 News
Spelunker HD launched
Spelunker HD has been released on the PlayStation Network today. The game is a reworking of the original title released near 30 years ago. The game has had a new 3D look and over 100 levels added to it. The gameplay is simple with you having to get to the end of each level to get near an ancient statue. As you make your way deeper underground you come across mining equipment, bombs and creatures. You can even play in the classic 2D mode if you wish. Spelunker HD is out now on the PlayStation Network for $9.99