I”ve returned, faithful readers, to return my rightful position at the head of HLL.
I suppose I must once again begrudgingly thank Ethos for filling in for me. And also for penning that monster of a Spirit Tracks review directly below…
Let us move on to the news!
Dead Space 2 Confirmed
Well, this certainly doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s officially official now. From the game’s official announcement:
“We’re thrilled to jump back into the series, making the next chapter in Isaac’s journey,” added Steve Papoutsis, Executive Producer of Dead Space 2. “The infection continues to spread throughout space and our hero Isaac Clarke is the only person able to contain it. There are still loads of Necromorphs that need killing. In Dead Space 2, not everything is exactly as it seems. Expect plot twists that will surprise you and a huge cast of twisted, disgusting monsters that are sure to scare the daylights out of you.”
This comes soon after the release of a teaser image, shown below. The text was soon decoded, and translated as “The nightmare is over but it will not end.”
Makes no sense, but it sounds awesome. Needless to say, I’m quite excited, seeing that the original Dead Space is one of my favorite current-generation games. I’m also glad to hear that Isaac is back as the main character; maybe he’ll actually have something to say this time around…?
OH, and this just in: the next issue of Game Informer will feature the first details on the game. What a fantastic time for my subscription to run out. Here’s the full-cover spread below, revealing some notable upgrades in Isaac’s outfight:
Yakuza 3 North American Release Officially Confirmed
Well this one isn’t much of a surprise either, frankly. Sega finally decided to stop playing coy and confirm a rumor that’s been going on for some time now. Writing on the European PlayStation Blog, SEGA Europe’s Online Community Manager had this to say:
One of my responsibilities as it were is dealing with our classic franchises, so I’m especially delighted to be able to at last confirm something that we’ve been working on for what seems like forever.
YAKUZA 3 IS COMING TO THE WEST!
The game will be released in March of 2010.
I’ve never played a Yakuza game before, and I’ve never really cared to. But for some strange reason, I find myself becoming more and more interested in playing Yakuza 3. Perhaps it’s just because I’ve been following the tumultous story of its North American release for months now. I think I might be a little preoccupied with a certain Final Fantasy XIII in the month of March, but I find myself with some extra cash and time, I might have to give Yakuza 3 a try. (European PlayStation Blog).
Check Out BioShock 2’s Big Daddy Wreaking Havoc
While this video doesn’t do much to ease my fear that BioShock 2 will be overly action-oriented, it is, admittedly, quite awesome.
As skeptical as I am about the game, I’m excited at the same time. A bit of an odd feeling, really.
And unfortunately, I think that’s all for today. Slow news week thus far. But while HLL may have been short today, Ethos’ review of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is most certainly not. Scroll down a bit, and give it a read.
‘Till next time!