Mad Riders hitting download services on May 30
Ubisoft sent out word that Mad Riders will hit PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on May 30. The game comes from Dead Island developer Techland.
It will be available for 800 Microsoft points, or $9.99 on PlayStation Network and PC.
The game offers racing and stunts across 45 tracks. You can use boosts, hidden shortcuts, and more. It also features multiplayer for up to 12 players, and has support for leaderboards, and drop-in and out gameplay.
Below is the new trailer. Check it out.
Downloadable Virtua Fighter game, character customization packs announced
SEGA (yes, it’s all caps!) today announced Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, a stand-alone downloadable game for release on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade. It’s going to cost $15 (or 1200 Microsoft points) and is due out on June 5 on PSN and June 6 on XBLA.
The game’s going to be accompanied by character customization packs for its 19 fighters. They are going to cost $5 (400 points) each and will contain anywhere from 600 to 950 customization items. Attached below is an introduction video.
Doctor Who: Eternity Clock out next week on PSN
From the EU PlayStation Blog comes word that Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will be available on PlayStation Network from May 23. Those interested in a boxed copy can pick it up from stores starting May 25.
The PS Vita version won’t arrive till June 13. When launched, it will allow the two versions to share saves, letting gamers pick up their game for playing on-the-go.
The game follows the Eleventh Doctor and River Song on an adventure independent from the canon of the television show. Both characters will be voiced by their TV counterparts – Matt Smith and Alex Kingston. The usual monsters are expected in the forms of the Daleks, Cybermen, Silence, and more.
It is also going to hit PC later this year.
Journey creator and Sony: PSN users are more ‘adult-minded’
Speaking to VentureBeat, Journey creator Jenova Chen commented that he believed the PlayStation Network has more adult-minded users, pointing out that Sony has a “more artistic and adult-focused taste. They care about how grown-ups feel toward their games.”
Jack Buser, senior director of PlayStation digital platforms agrees, too. “Our primary PSN audience is indeed more adult, and many of our best-selling titles appeal to this demographic,” he stated.
He pointed out the success of games like Heavy Rain, Flower and Journey, noting that “users enjoy the emotional and thematic sophistication of their games, especially with our digital offerings.”
While it’s true that Sony does have more ‘artistic’ games, it is difficult to define what “adult-minded” exactly means. If we take on the basic meaning, then games such as Braid and Limbo are definitely targeted towards the more cerebral users. I Am Alive and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare also, quite rightfully, fall within such a broad category.
Wolfenstein Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360
According to ESRB’s game ratings list, id Software’s classic first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D is headed to PS3 and Xbox 360.
No further details were given, but many are speculating that the PSN and Xbox Live Arcade release will be timed to promote the upcoming Wolfenstein game in development at Raven Software; it is due out this summer on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.