Did you miss us? We missed you. After a tearful reunion, Brad tells us about his trip to see Lost Planet 2, Mike offers his unique take on Final Fantasy XIII (finally!), and we examine the challenges faced by decades-old franchises. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Tim Spaeth, and Tingle.
So, Capcom was gracious enough to invite me in to get a sneak peek of Lost Planet 2's multiplayer the other day. I'd never been to Capcom before and there were a ton of great review/journo people as well, so it was truly a double treat to attend the event.
Game Description: The original 2-D classic Mega Man returns in the all new Mega Man 10! Mega Man 10 continues to bring the series back to its old-school roots, with retro platforming action and classic 8-bit graphics and sound. Rediscover Mega Man with new, classically-inspired boss characters, each with unique weapons and vulnerabilities. The year is 20XX and Robotenza - the Robot Flu - has spread like wildfire, incapacitating robots everywhere. One month after the outbreak, the situation worsens. Infected robots have gone out of control and have destroyed the city! It's up to Mega Man to get to the bottom of this viral mystery.
Capcom's Dead Rising 2 snubbed E3 earlier this year (citing swine flu concerns or something to that effect), but it's making up for that missed opportunity by showing off a veritable truckload of footage at the Tokyo Game Show. I've lost count of how many videos have been released over the past day or so, but trust me when I say it's a lot. If we were in sort of in the dark about what to expect from this zombie-slaying sequel, I think things are now illuminated.
I'm not going to post all of the videos here (because I'm lazy), but I will say you can find pretty much all of them by heading over to G4's website. They've got the original trailer, multiplayer footage (which had me wondering if I was really watching a trailer for Dead Rising 2 at first…) and all sorts of other goodies.
I am going to share one video, though—because it highlights one of the numerous new weapons players can use to kill the undead in the game. It's a combination pitchfork/shotgun, and if the idea of taking out zombies by impaling them on the tines, lifting them in the air, and delivering a buckshot coup de grace to their rotting faces doesn't make you giddy, then I'm not sure we can be friends anymore. I'm sorry, there are just certain things I expect from the people I spend time with—and appreciating the joys of shooting zombies in the face is very high on that list.
Boris Kodjoe (who told us all he was in Resident Evil: Afterlife via his Twitter feed a few days ago) is apparently not only an actor, but also a PR guy. Whenever news breaks about the latest movie in the series, it seems like Kodjoe's the guy telling us about it. He's a veritable renaissance man…
Kodjoe had a chat with Wilson Morales over at Black Film recently and he not only informed us of more casting news (Ali Larter is back, Prison Break's Wentworth Miller has been cast), but he also gave us our first real plot synopsis for the fourth film in the franchise (after the break).
More breaking news thanks to Twitter. How did we ever manage to get news in the in the old days of 2008?
Actor Boris Kodjoe broke the news (in 140 characters or less…) that he's now signed on to appear in the fourth entry in the Resident Evil franchise, Afterlife. Here's the tweet where he spills the beans:
“In Toronto meeting with the director of my new movie Resident Evil: Afterlife. Very exciting!!! Lots of stunts, shooting guns, monsters.”
If you're not familiar with who Boris is, you'll get to experience his work firsthand very soon. The actor is starring alongside Bruce Willis in the new film Surrogates.
Kodjoe joins Milla Jovovich (who's returning as Alice) in the new zombie flick. Paul WS Anderson will once again be directing.
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