Spider-Man zooms around New York in this trailer
Being Spider-man has its perks, I believe. Imagine swinging about New York City, grabbing breathtaking views from skyscrapers, and getting to your destination without having to go through any gridlocks. That’s what Beenox is trying to capture in the upcoming movie tie-in The Amazing Spider-Man. They have developed a context-sensitive system dubbed ‘Web Rush’.
Activating it will slow down time and let you select a route or course of action. Spider-man then pulls a wide variety of tricks to automatically perform that. It seems like a glorified context-sensitive menu, but hey, it should be fun, right?
The game is due out on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS and DS on June 26. Check out the trailer below.
Lost Planet spinoff coming soon
By way of Famitsu comes word of EX Troopers, a 3DS and PS3 spinoff to Lost Planet. The game will take place on a school academy and feature the fight between pirates and Akrid aliens.
Capcom hopes gamers will see it as a new title rather than a spinoff. It will have an anime look to it, and is being produced by Shintaro Kojima, a Monster Hunter veteran.
Development on the game is three-fifths done. No release date is known yet, though it will be present in playable form at a Capcom event next month in Japan.
In related news, Lost Planet 3 is due out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 early next year.
FIFA 13 announced, promises major changes
Not wasting any time, EA has announced FIFA 13, the next release in the annual football franchise. And this time they’re offering a “revolutionary set of game-changing innovations.”
So, what does this hyperbole translate to? First off, the AI has been improved. They’ve also enhanced the dribbling system and have redone the Player Impact Engine. The career mode has also had some “major changes” in response to fan feedback.
The game is coming out on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii, PSP, PS2 (!), 3DS, iOS, and other mobile platforms. It will also support Kinect and PlayStation Move.
Adventure Time to make 3DS “Mathematical”
With a smattering of exclamation marks and proclamations of being ‘mathematical’ comes word that Adventure Time is making its way to DS and 3DS late this Fall.
The game, dubbed Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!, is being developed by WayForward with help from series creator Pendleton Ward.
It will follow Finn and Jake as they wake up to find all their trash stolen by the Ice King, who is using it to make a Gargbage Princess. Can’t wait to enjoy all the radical fun.
Resident Evil: Downfall rumored for 3DS
VG247 reports that a new Resident Evil game for 3DS is in the works, though it is rumored at the moment. They cite another site, which had the game pegged as Degeneration-Damnation-Downfall 3D.
It should be pointed out that the subtitles are for movies available on the game cartridge, while the last one – Downfall – could be the new game. It’s supposed to take place somewhere between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, and is said to feature Claire Redfield as she sees the “downfall of humanity”.
The site expects Capcom to announce the title at E3.
Ace Attorney 5 announced
Capcom unveiled the fifth Ace Attorney game today at a special event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the series in Japan.
No details are known at the moment; the company hasn’t made any official announcements for other regions yet. Only the game’s logo was revealed through a surprise announcement at the aforementioned event.
Harry Potter gets another blocky treatment
The Lego madness continues in Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, the final installment in the series. Set for release this holiday season on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, DS and PC, the game, as the title suggests, will explore the last three books.
There’s not much to say about it other than the fact that it’s going to include new family-friendly spells (what, no death curses?) and bonus content for kids of all ages. That, coupled with Lego humor and Voldemort looking all blocky, makes it an interesting title for everyone.
Enjoy the cheesy box art.