The PSP world is all a-buzz about Dante's Inferno, an action game often compared to God of War. By the looks of the in-game screenshots below, this game might have a good chance against hardcore Kratos fans.

Developed by EA Redwood Shores, Dante's Inferno is an action adventure game loosely based on the canticle of the same name from Dante Aligheri's epic poem Divine Comedy. The game will come out in 2010 and will make an appearance on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well.

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Mark June on your calendars ghouls and gals, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for the PSP is coming! The demo of the hit Japanese game will arrive on the PlayStation Store and will feature a couple of missions to play through. You start as a higher level character as well, to fully experience Monster Hunter and why the Japanese are crazy for it. The Freedom Unite demo can be played alone or with pals using Ad-Hoc multiplayer.


As mentioned, the Monster Hunter franchise is a cash machine in Japan, but can't seem to find its footing in the US. Here's to hoping Capcom can finally pull it off!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Awesome Defined: Lego Rock Band

If regular Rock Band games are not to your liking, then hear out Lego Rock Band. As the name implies, it's Rock Band with rocking Lego characters. It's set to be released for the PS3, 360, Wii and DS this year's holiday season.

Lego Rock Band is aimed at a more younger audience and will allow customization of minifigure avatars, manager, and roadies. Here's a partial song list:
  • Blur - Song 2
  • Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
  • Europe - The Final Countdown
  • Good Charlotte - Boys and Girls
  • Pink - So What
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pokemons Invade Children's Hospitals

Much like those-specially-darn-cute-dogs that make rounds in US hospitals, the Pokemon mobile X-ray machine pictured below is designed to put a smile on sick children's faces.

Shimadzu, a Japanese company, came up with this awesome idea. The machine comes in Pokemon Diamond or Pearl theme, complete with Pokeball wheels. What's more awesome is that the thing actually works as an X-ray machine.

Pokemons never fails to brigthen my day whenever I see one, and I'm 20+ years old. Imagine what it can do to kids, and Japanese kids at that :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Play God with Konami's Ant Nation

Konami is on a roll these past few weeks, and the Nintendo DS is in their sights as well. They are set to release WireWay, a platform/action game, and Ant Nation, a game where you decide the fate of an entire ant farm.

Ant Nation is a strategy game where you train ants to help them endure harsh weathers and marauding invaders. How can you train ants, you ask? By using various objects of torture such as hammers, fire, water and many more.

Sounds a ton of awesome. I've played a similar game years ago on the PC, I just can't remember the title of the game :(
Hold your horses FFVII fans! This amazing PlayStation Store download is only available in Japan. Sorry to disappoint you there. But it's good to know, though, right?

The classic RPG that everyone loves (or hate??) can now be played in handheld form via the PSP, just in time for the Blu-ray release of Advent Children Complete. Final Fantasy VII for the PSP, or PS3, can be purchased for 1500 yen and is a hefty 1715MB download.

As an FF fan, I would dearly love to see this find its way in the US. Sadly, there are no such news yet. Xenogears was released in Japan too, but never made it here :(
If this is anything near Phantom Hourglass then we're all in for a ride! And by the looks of the trailer, it is plus a whole bunch more!

As far as I can tell from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks trailer above, the graphics are pretty much the same. We see the same old Link from Hourglass riding a train, casting some sort of wind magic, and fighting off a huge insect. Awesome!