Over the years, the LEGO games have found an endearing charm that many gamers have found hard to resist. With light hearted takes on some of our favourite movies, Travellers Tales has created some grand adventures. Today gamers can go there and almost back again in LEGO The Hobbit which includes adaptation of Peter Jackson’s first two movies based on the J. R. R. Tolkien classic. Rumour has it that the third instalment’s game content will be released as DLC closer to the movies release. Want to see the trailer? Travel along further into this article for (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, Nintendo, PC, Sony Tags: J. R. R. Tolkien, LEGO The Hobbit, The Hobbit, trailer, Traveller's Tales, Video Game, Warner Bros Interactive, WB
April 8th will see the release of Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut which among graphical improvements will also improve on the original in various other ways. As a download title for PS4 and Xbox One, the Director’s Cut will be available for just $19.99! Strike Suit Zero is a proud Kickstarter success story. For more details and the trailer, read on! (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Born Ready Games, Director's Cut, PC, PS4, Space Combat, Strike Suit Zero, Xbox One
Every week new releases hit the store shelves. How do you know which games to pick up? Every so often we here at Broken Joysticks bring you a list of the upcoming titles that will be available at retail. This week sees two huge releases – Snake returns in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Square Enix’s masterpiece Final Fantasy X gets a re-release on the PlayStation 3 and Vita.Posted in: Microsoft, Sony Tags: Final Fantasy X / X2 HD, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, ps vita, PS3
Tecmo Koei’s long running Atelier series gets another release stateside with the announcement that Atelier Escha & Logy has shipped to retailers for the PlayStation 3.
This latest iteration offers more than just the usual Atelier trimmings we’ve come to expect – aside from gorgeous graphics and adorable characters – Escga & Logy also bring with them the new imbue system. This system allows players to customize their weapons and armour by amending a wide variety of properties. Tweaks to the series staple synthesis system mean that as players progress they will unlock the ability to craft more complex potions/items as the story progresses. Party size has also increased, doing away with the franchises’ traditional 3 party model for a much fuller six member roster. (more…)Posted in: News, Sony Tags: Atelier Escha & Logy, New Release, Tecmo Koei, trailer
The Dark Knight swoops his way onto the brand new Xbox One & PlayStation 4 this Fall with the release of Batman: Arkham Knight. Billed as the final chapter in RockSteady’s long running Arkham series – following 2009’s Arkham Asylum and 2011’s Arkham City – this brand new title will finally allow players stop baddies while cruising through Gotham City in the bat-mobile. Prior games featured the signature car but Knight marks the first time that players will actually be able to get behind the wheel. Aside from the reveal of the lead platform we also know more about the game’s plot and mechanics. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Batman: Arkham Knight, PlayStation 4, RockSteady, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Xbox One
Just one more sleep until South Park: The Stick of Truth is released! The long delayed RPG epic by Obsidian Entertainment is looking fantastic and PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 owners will be able to move their ‘new kid’ to the quiet mountain town tomorrow. How much does the game look like the television show? Check out the videos after the break for a great preview of just how much this title represents the series it’s based on. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, PC, Sony Tags: Obsidian Entertainment, RPG, south park, South Park: The Stick of Truth, the stick of truth, ubisoft
Want to take a look at how Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes compares between console generations? Well, wonder no longer because Konami has released a two minute comparison video that shows us the differences between the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. Alongside this visual comparison, Konami also revealed the resolutions and frame rates for each version.
Next Generation players on either platform will be able to enjoy Ground Zereos at 60 frames per second but there are some caveats – only the PS4 version will run natively at 1080p. On current generation systems and the Xbox One the game will run at 720P. If you’re sporting a last generation system the game will run at 30 FPS and 720P.
From the multiple viewings of this trailer that I watched prior to the publication of this article the major differences between the two generations, FPS and resolution aside, appear to be more realistic lighting, cleaner shadows and higher resolution textures in the next gen version.
Which version will you be picking up? We’ll be reviewing the PlayStation 3 build of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes shortly after release. The game will be out on March 18th in North America and March 20th in Europe. Make sure to check out Konami’s video after the jump. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, Sony Tags: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, PS3, PS4, Visual Comparison, Xbox 360, Xbox One
In a surprise move that sent shockwaves throughout the gaming community earlier this week, Irrational Games founder Ken Lavine has announced that the studio will be downsizing from its current format as an AAA studio to one with just fifteen members. Considering the critical and financial success both the original Bioshock and last year’s Bioshock Infinite have enjoyed this move might seem out of left field, but Mr.Lavine has attempted to explain the rationale behind this decision in a rather lengthy blog post.
Developers affected by the closure will be offered financial and logistical support according to Levine to help them find new homes in the development community. Other publishers and developers will be visiting the irrational offices to recruit those who didn’t make the cut.
The as of yet unnamed new studio that will focus on digital titles that are ‘highly re-playable’, the first of which is expected to be published under Irrational’s previous publisher 2K games.
Looking back, In his blog post Levine reflected on the founding of irrational and how he feels they will tackle the road ahead. (more…)Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Sony Tags: Bioshock: Infinite, Closure, Industry News, Irrational Games
SQUARE ENIX today released the New Features trailer for FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster.
The game features completely remastered visuals, updated music, and new content.
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster will available on March 18 as a single disc bundle available on the PlayStation 3. The collector’s edition for the PlayStation 3 system will be sold exclusively at the Square Enix Online Store for $79.99.Posted in: Sony Tags: Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Playstation 3, PlayStation Vita, Square Enix
Perhaps one of my most anticipated titles for 2014, yes I’m not like most other people, is Hellraid. From the studio that brought us Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, comes a dark fantasy twist from Techland with the awesome gameplay that made the Dead Island franchise so popular. For those unfamiliar, you can check out some of the screenshots that have been released. You can also see the first gameplay trailer that was released almost a year ago.Posted in: Microsoft, News, PC, Sony Tags: Dead Island, Hellraid, Techland