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Archive for December, 2005

Welcome to PS3week

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Thanks for visiting PS3week, the newest and — soon to be — most comprehensive source for PS3 news on the web. The system is coming out in a few months — probably just in Japan, but maybe everywhere, so we’re going to cut right to the chase and start scouring the web for the latest updates. Hope you enjoy the site and check back frequently — drop us a line at mail AT ps3week.com if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

Killzone

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Killzone Pub: Sony
Dev: Guerilla
Genre: Shooter
Release: ?

Although the release date has not yet been announced, this remake of Killzone for PS2 is one of the most anticipated PS3 shooters yet. The trailer, which is said to consist completely of actual gameplay footage, shows you and your army flying on what seems to be a fleet of hovercrafts down to a city full of combat. The trailer consistently exhibits team combat, instead of the usual one man vs. the world kind of shooting game. If this game is half as good as the trailer looks, it will definitely be one to check out.

• Killzone videos and screens at IGN

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Snake in MGS4

Pub: Konami
Dev: Kojima Productions
Genre: Action
Release: ?

The next installment in this fabled series casts Solid Snake as an aging and somewhat sickly version of his former self — no doubt, though, he’s still deadly. Though we have few details about the plot beyond those revealed in the Tokyo Game Show trailer (below), it looks like Snake is again the main character and the game takes place after MGS2 in the series timeline. Oh, and old Snake has a sweet mechanical eyepatch.

Video: Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer [Kojima Productions]

As you’ll notice, the trailer teases us with a First-Person Shooter perspective — but don’t worry, it’s still the same old MGS. Except more awesome, and with an extra old man.

Around the web:
• Gamespot’s coverage
• IGN’s coverage

PS3 Game Previews

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

We’ll keep track of all the games that are planned for the PS3 — you can follow all the updates from this page.

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Sunday, December 18th, 2005

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PlayStation 3 Primer

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Just getting started on your love affair with the PlayStation 3? Here’s our PS3 briefing, with everything you need to get up to date.

PS3 consoleANNOUNCEMENT
Sony officially revealed the PlayStation 3 on May 16 and showed it off at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles later in the week. Since then, it’s been featured at the Tokyo Game Show and other gaming events.

RELEASE DATE
Sony originally set a Spring 2006 release target for the PS3, but the last few weeks have provided tons of rumors to the contrary. And the PS3’s no-show at the Consumer Electronics Show during the first week of January only added fuel to the fire. Though Sony’s official line remains the same, we don’t expect to see the PS3 on the market until mid- to late 2006. (UPDATED JAN. 11)

GAMES
The list of upcoming PS3 games is already too long to detail here. Some of the notables on display at E3: Vision GT (Gran Turismo), Metal Gear Solid 4, Unreal Tournament 2007, Devil May Cry 4 and a new Tekken. The PS3 is also backwards compatible with PS2 and PS1 games.

PRICE
There’s no official price tag, but by most accounts the PS3 will be expensive. Think in the $400 range. Sony has no plans to release two different models, as Xbox 360 did, to give consumers a cheaper option. But nothing’s set in stone, so we’ll have to wait and see.

MOVIES
The PS3 will play DVDs, and it will also have support for high-definition TV. It’s also supposed to be the first big consumer player for Blu-ray discs, a new technology that fits 54 gigabytes of data on a disc (DVDs hold about 13 gigs).

PS3 controllerCONTROLLERS
The PS3 controllers will be wireless, and there will be ports to play with up to 7 at a time. (This is awesome, by the way.) Here’s a photo of one of the controller designs, although we read once that this design is conceptual and subject to change.

INTERNET
The PS3 will have wireless internet capability as well as Ethernet ports, and Sony has discussed plans for some sort of online gaming portal, probably along the lines of Xbox Live.

SPECS
The PS3 will, of course, feature Sony’s state-of-the-art processors and graphics equipment; you can find all the technical details here.

MORE PHOTOS
Check out the PS3 from all angles, and in three colors.

Contact us

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

PS3week is an independent PlayStation 3 news resource — we scour the web for all the latest updates, and provide them for you in one safe, convenient place. We are dedicated to providing the best service possible, and we welcome your questions, comments and suggestions about the site.

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Warhawk

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Warhawk Pub: Sony
Dev: Incognito
Genre: Flight Action
Release: Launch (Spring ‘06}

This follow-up to a PS1 game from a decade ago is probably going to launch with the PlayStation 3, or so we’ve heard. The trailer, which may or may not be gameplay footage, features a huge fleet of sci-fi fighter jets and carriers; if this game follows the genre of its predecessor, it’ll be a third-person flight shooter. Check out the seemingly cinematic trailer for a peak at what’s in store.

• Warhawk video on IGN

Lair

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Dragons... Pub: Sony
Dev: Factor 5
Genre: Action (and dragons!)
Release: Launch (Spring ‘06)

Sony revealed the first trailer for Lair a few months back, and it was recently spilled that it’ll probably be a PS3 launch title. We know that’s not official, but we’re going with it.

As for the game itself, it’s full of dragons, one of our favorite medieval monster species. The plot hasn’t really been outlined yet, but the trailer that IGN picked up is touted as all in-game footage, and with that in mind, it is really awesome. Seething, disgusting, flying lizards, fighting with each other for some reason, soaring around, falling to the earth, and so on. We recommend you check it out for a taste of what’s in store for launch — we hope!

Around the web:
• Lair trailer and a few stills from IGN

Devil May Cry 4

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Devil May Cry 4 Pub/Dev: Capcom
Genre: Action
Release: ?

Few details about the next in the Devil May Cry series have actually been revealed, but there have been two trailers released — one at E3 and one at the Tokyo Game Show. By all accounts, both are impressive, but they don’t seem to be actual gameplay footage or anything to that extent. Check out the E3 video on Gamespot below, as well as a few screens (all stills from the trailer).

• Devil May Cry 4 videos and screens on Gamespot
• And similar stuff on IGN