October 24, 2012

Darksiders 2 DLC ‘Abyssal Forge’ Coming October 30th

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Joshua Rust

The second DLC for Darksiders 2 is set to release next week. If you happened to miss the first DLC, Argul’s Tomb, check out our review here! Releasing on October 30th for 800 MSP will be the Abyssal Forge.

Here is the official description of the DLC:

“The Abyssal Forge is a living machine designed to harness the unfocussed dark power of the Abyss and create the most powerful legendary weapons.

“The Maker who built this abomination, known only as the Mad Smith, was shunned by his own people and sealed away in the Shadow Lands with his creation. However, the forge hasn’t remained dormant all those years of captivity; it has constructed a vast army and now threatens all creation.”

The Abyssal Forge will take place in a “vast swamp-like Shadow Lands”. Which will include “two challenging new dungeons, new enemies, secrets to uncover and unique legendary loot to collect”.

If you have bought the Season Pass, make sure you download it in game that way you don’t buy it twice. Speaking of the Season Pass for Darksiders 2…pay attention to the site as we might have something special for you…


Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Launch Trailer

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Les Major

From a long past evolving from a Mario clone into a DS game that looked more original, and finally into the stunning game that was released this week, Giana Sisters is a platformer that deserves a look. From German developer Black Forest Games it’s fantastic visuals bring a new flair to the genre by allowing gamers to switch between a punk and cute version of the heroine. However, not just her look changes, the whole world (or dream rather) changes along with her! She also gains different abilities depending on who you’re switched to.

Take a look at the game below and check out our other recent articles on Giana Sisters, now available for PC via Steam, GOG, and Gamersgate.


A Look Back At ‘Great Giana Sisters’ from 1987

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Les Major

Recently released for PC and now available on Steam, ‘Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams‏,’ has a very interesting past that many may not be aware of. This is actually the 25th anniversary of the Giana Sisters much like many other game series recently. However you probably havn’t heard of the original ‘Great Giana Sisters’ have you?

The reason for that more than likely is that Nintendo had the game pulled from shelves due to the original being a Super Mario Bros. clone. This is actually quite unfortunate since the game itself clearly shows some of the concepts from this weeks Giana Sisters release. Instead of instantly transforming, Giana collected some sort of swirling orb that turned her from cute into punk in the original game. The 1987 version does have moments of looking like a Mario clone and then merging into it’s own level design. Take a look for yourself in the video below!


The History Behind ‘Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams‏’

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Les Major

Rae has already provided a great preview for Giana Sisters in our new section, ‘What’s New On The Shelf,’ but I’d like to elabourate on the background of this game and why you should be interested. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams‏ is quite the tale of an indie project going successfully right.

German developer Black Forest Games created “The Great Giana Sisters” back in the 80s which was a Super Mario Bros clone. Nintendo had the game pulled from shelves, yet however in 2009 there was a Giana game released on the DS.Read More


Disgaea D2 Set For March Release In Japan, Disgaea 5 Teased

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

The Disgaea franchise has been with us for two console generations now. Beginning life on the PlayStation 2 it has stayed exclusive on Sony hardware, most recently appearing in the form of a port of Disgaea 3 on the Vita.

Nippon Ichi is not resting with the confirmation of two new titles. Disgaea Dimension 2, a “mid-quel” if you will, takes place between Disgaea 1 and 2 and will feature the return of Laharl, Etna and Flonne as well as new characters. The game’s combat engine will be a mix between the series 1st and 4th entry according to the company.

They also confirmed via the D2 official blog that work on Disgaea 5 has begun but no other details were revealed. D2 will release on March 20th 2013 with no North American release yet confirmed. NIS Japan just keeps churning out new games!



What’s New On The Shelf: October 23rd

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Welcome to “What’s New On The Shelf”, a hopefully weekly segment that gives you the rundown on all of the latest games to be released at retail in North America (with the exception of PC because let’s be realistic Digital Distribution owns that platform). For right now this only includes physically boxed product but hopefully we’ll expand this feature depending on how well it is received!

Without further-a-do let’s get going, because there a lot of releases leading up to the last week of October.Read More


Persona 4 Golden Full Trailer!

Posted on October 24, 2012 by Jesse Lord

PS Vita and RPG fans, rejoice!  Your JRPG specialists at Atlus have you covered for an RPG experience set in the Persona universe touting over 100 hours of gameplay!  That’s an impressive feat.  I am trying to think of the last time that I spent 100+ hours on a game (save for messing around in the GTA games after I’d completed the storyline missions).  In any event, they sent us an awesome trailer for Persona 4 Golden and I can’t wait to share it with you.  So here goes!

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Persona 4 Golden comes out in November 2012


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