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The PS3 will get a Tomb Raider trilogy comprised of high-definition re-releases of of Tomb Raider Legend and Tomb Raider Anniversary, plus Tomb Raider Underworld, says a senior executive with the studio that made the games.
Karl Stewart, the global brand director for Crystal Dynamics, confirmed via Twitter that a German Amazon.com listing for the trilogy is legitimate. "Yes, it's official. #TombRaider PS3 'Trilogy' pack coming in the new year. Full details next week. Watch this space."
Joystiq noticed the German listing earlier today. The trilogy's listing gave March 22 as a delivery date, and says that all three games will offer trophy support. The collector's edition will unlock male and female avatars for use in PlayStation Home.
Just Cause, a game series starring a swarthy man bathed in tight shirts and explosions, was always going to get a film adaptation. Thankfully, that adaptation sounds faithful to the games. Well, as faithful as you could get.
The game's racial stereotypes will never make the big screen, nor the specifics from a pair of stories so awful you forget them while you're playing the games, but the important stuff, that's there. Like star Rico. And his grappling hook. And that's it!
The Just Cause movie, which is being written by Michael Ross, will be an origin story, telling the tale of a man who transforms into the international gun for hire known as "The Scorpion".
The movie's production team is hoping to capture a "Casino Royale" vibe, full of "hyper real" fight sequences. Or, as "hyper real" as a man with a magic grappling hook and a salsa dancer's outfit can manage, at least.
Just Cause movie is an origin story [Eurogamer]
Press play, then wait for the parachute to open. You'll, uh, be waiting a while.
Just Cause 2 was a sandbox adventure game released earlier this year on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. We never got around to reviewing it, but if you must know what one of us thinks, I rather enjoyed it.
For only 99 cents (or 80MS Points) you can join the rest of the hardcore, cult fans of the Deus Ex series. Is Microsoft a little late to push a game that launched for PC in 2000? Before we answer that, consider this:
Warren Spector, one of the original designers on Deus Ex, just launched his latest title: Epic Mickey, developed at Junction Point Studios, making it a good time to bring up his old classic. Add to that, the fact that Edios Montreal recently released new media for its upcoming third installment in the Deus Ex series, titled Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and one could argue that Microsoft was right on time with this offer.
Those people would be wrong--it's ten years old for crying out loud--but it's a cute argument to make. Make sure to grab the game soon, if you don't already own it.
The voice actor who plays Agent 47 in the Hitman series has only gone and confirmed the heavily-rumoured Hitman 5.
"I have been overwhelmingly gratified and humbled by the sheer dedication to the Hitman franchise that the fans have expressed," David Bateson said in an interview with The Gaming Liberty.
"For all the kind things that have been said, I am truly thankful. That kind of dedication and appreciation of the game deserves repayment... with an even more gob smacking instalment in Hitman 5. I don't envy IO Interactive for the pressure they must be under to deliver. I am utterly convinced they will!"
This morning Kane & Lynch developer IO Interactive responded to Bateson's comments.
"This is rumour control," it said on its official Twitter account.
"While Bateson's comments are flattering, they are a surprise - we are currently not working on projects with him."
Note IO fails to deny the existence of the game.
This isn't the first we've heard of Hitman 5. In July Eurogamer broke the news that IO was hard at work on the game and that it was set to be released Christmas 2011 at the very earliest.
In the four years since the release of Hitman 4, IO has put out third-person action game Kane & Lynch, its sequel, and cutesy third-person action game Mini Ninjas.
Square Enix told Eurogamer: "It's flattering to see so many fans are eager for another Hitman game. Unfortunately we have nothing to announce at this time."
A Just Cause movie, which we got wind of a year ago, now has a screenwriter and another producing partner, signaling that we're a step closer to an action-movie video game adapted into a video game action movie.
Michael Ross, whose credits include the 2006 horror flick "Turistas," has been brought aboard to write the script. Joining in the production is L+E Pictures, helmed by Eric Eisner, the son of former Disney chief Michael Eisner. Adrian Askarieh, of Prime Universe Productions, is still aboard. Askarieh has ties to Eidos games, as the producer involved with the Hitman movie and the ongoing Kane & Lynch adaptation.
And just one last one here, unless Obama suddenly mails us to tell us how Deus Ex inspired his political career or something. It’s the lovely Ed Stern, Writer at Splash Damage who finds himself thinking about what actually writing these articles says about games… (more…)
When Deus Ex debuted back in 2000 it was showered with universal critical kudos. Well… almost universal critical kudos. The exception was Tom Chick, now one of the most respected American games journalists currently writing about the medium, who gave it a sub-50% mark. And no-one’s ever forgot it, though it’s long since been lost even to archive.org… though the lovely Crumbsucker has unearthed it. I felt I couldn’t finish our looking-backwards at Deus Ex without talking to Tom about his infamous running-joke provoking review… (more…)