Next week sees the release of just one of the platform exclusive GoWs; God of War: Ascension for PlayStation 3. It tells the prequel tale of the muscly Greek bad-ass before he lest everything, showing that he’s pretty much always been unnecessarily angry. I’ve considered it unnecessary; it’s a story that doesn’t really need to be told, but hey, it’s more God of War, and that’s never a bad thing. So wot’s it like?
Everyone wants to be a wizard. Whether it is the spectacled boy who lived or the wizard who is never late, there is something alluring about the wizarding arts. So what would you do if you were handed a spell book by an odd short creature who claims to be from another world?
Back in 2007, Sony announced that GTA developer Rockstar was hard at work on a Playstation 3 exclusive title. Thatâ€™s all. No name, no genre, no date or any other information was given until two years later, at E3, when the game was shown to be called Agent. Weâ€™ve heard very little about the game since, other than a quick quote from Take 2 saying that it was still in development.
Weâ€™ve now got the first ever images from the game, courtesy of the portfolio of one of the gameâ€™s environmental artists, Leigh Donoghue.
SEGAâ€™S awesome Playstation exclusive Yakuza series has traditionally been pretty underappreciated in the west, and although thereâ€™s the obvious cultural rift, I canâ€™t for the life of me fathom why.
Showing a slice of life in the seedy underbelly of Tokyoâ€™s Red Light District, itâ€™s the eastern equivalent of the Grand theft Auto series western gamers love so much â€“ only with infinitely better melee combat. Itâ€™s violent, over the top and if I have to be honest, deliciously cheesy. Check out the trailer for the 4th in series, showing a beautifully recreated Tokyo, and then tell me that this hasnâ€™t piqued your interest. Liar.
A motorcycle to the skull? Why not!
Exclusives are getting harder and harder to come across in this generation and thatâ€™s mainly because the market is no longer dominated by any single manufacturer, meaning that you need to spread the love to get the greatest return on your investment.
However they do still exist and Take-Two has confirmed overnight that the upcoming Agent that is under development at Rockstar is still planning on being a PS3 exclusive when it gets released later this year.
We donâ€™t know much about the title yet but there havenâ€™t been many Rockstar flops (if any) so this is a nice little feather in the PS3â€™s substantial cap.
Rockstar Team Bondiâ€™s upcoming gritty, film noire inspired crime drama is no longer exclusive to the PS3, it seems. When they spoke of the project, all the way back in 2004, Team Bondi president Brendan McNamara said the game would be a PS3 exclusive, saying â€œThe project is wholly funded by Sony Computer Entertainment America. We have a long-term exclusive arrangement with SCEA.â€
Fast forward to 2010, and the latest issue of GameInformer says different. Matthew Kato of GameInformer has confirmed the gameâ€™s multiplatform status, saying â€œItâ€™s not a PS3-exclusive. It was at one point, but itâ€™s coming out for the PS3 and 360.â€
In a recent Q&A posted on their official site, Rockstar answered questions about the upcoming Ballad of Gay Tony DLC, as well as â€œEpisodes from Liberty City,â€ the retail bundling of both DLC episodes on one disc. Naturally, the question arose about the DLC making its way to the PS3 â€“ but instead of a straight answer, weâ€™re given this :
â€œWe appreciate the enthusiasm of PlayStation 3 owners and believe us, we understand where you're coming from. That's why we are working hard on a lineup of PlayStation 3 releases for 2010 that we know you will be very excited to play - including Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and the PlayStation 3 exclusive AGENT, which is a brand-new title from Rockstar North, the creators of the Grand Theft Auto series. Plus there's more yet to be announced... Thanks again for your patience and please stay with us!â€