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Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor To Be Playable at PAX East

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

Capcom has just announced that Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor is not only coming to PAX East, but will be publicly playable for the first time. PAX East attendees will have the opportunity to play two separate missions in the upcoming kinect/controller hybrid title; promising both a Manhattan Beach Landing mission at Capcom's booth, and a mission set in downtown NYC at Microsoft's booth.

Additionally, Capcom has released a tutorial video, detailing the game's unique control scheme, and how to pilot a VT (vertical tank). Check it out below:

Steel Batalion: Heavy Armor will be available on June 19, 2012 - exclusively for the Xbox 360 and Kinect.


New Dishonored Screenshots


Bethesda has just released a fresh new batch of screenshots and concept art for Dishonored, the upcoming first person action game from developer Arkane Studios. Check them out in the gallery below! Click the thumbnails for a high res version.

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Dishonored will be released later this year, for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.


Risen 2 Preview

Risen 2

We were given the opportunity to take a look at Risen 2: Dark Waters, the sequel to Piranha Bytes 2009 release Risen. The original Risen was faced with mixed opinions, varying based on what system it was played with. Even then, the game was a very solid RPG with a rather large emphasis on exploration among other things. The Risen 2 we were given to play was an early build of the game that ended at the build up to a rather major fight. This being said, it was incomplete and it wouldn't be surprising to find certain things discussed here changed or altered in the final release. Risen 2 starts off a couple years after the first game in the city of Caldera where the Inquisition is still working on defeating the titans and are unable to get significant supplies due to a Kraken constantly destroying incoming ships. This bundled with a pirate war raging on and magical artifacts floating around it doesn't look good for anyone no matter where they stand in the conflict. The protagonist makes a return from the original game however, he seems to have slipped into a bad place, involving large amounts of alcohol. After a ship is destroyed and an old friend is among the few survivors the player sets off to find a way to kill the one controlling the kraken.

Risen 2

With limited time to actually experience Risen 2's story it needs to be said that it seems pretty solid. How certain parts of the story are accomplished can be decided entirely by the player. This goes more for the abundant side quests but is at least partially valid for the main quest line. If the play style chosen is more rushing in sword drawn that's always a valid option although not always the best. It actually gets rather interesting due to the fact that NPC's do not repeat any of their dialogue, excluding a few situations. So unlike RPG's that like Fallout (purely for example) there isn't the option to go through lines of dialogue over and over again. It forces a sense of role-playing that gets much more interesting once the player understands that there is no hand-holding to be found here. There are no paths lit to follow to the goal, there isn't anything saying exactly what to do, and there sure isn't an easy button. It's just the player, and the NPC telling you where the general location is. It's up to the player to do some path finding on their own, to determine how and where they need to go. Paying attention is paramount, and could be a turn off for some players who traditionally like to skip through the in-game dialog. Certain environments are even littered with random traps that may be run over and require quickly dodging out of the way. These are completely hidden from view, and constantly keep players on their toes. Exploring is as fun as it is potentially dangerous.



I Am Alive: Hands On Preview

I Am Alive

Ubisoft surprised everyone late last year when they revealed that the oft-delayed action/adventure I Am Alive is not only still in development, but is nearing release. Fast forward to today, and a quite a bit more information has surfaced about this elusive title. Firstly, it is set to be one of the featured titles in the recently announced XBLA House Party promotion. Don't be discouraged by IAA's new XBLA format; it is a full retail title that Ubisoft just so happened to distribute via digital download. Whereas so-called "traditional" Xbox Live Arcade games tend to be shorter titles, that lack the depth and visual fidelity of their physical counterparts, this is simply not the case with this game.

Taking place after a year after an apocalyptic occurrence referred to simply as The Event , I am Alive follows the story of a mountain climber's desperate attempt to reunite with his family, amid the ruins. In the process, our hero will encounter a wide variety of characters, some helpful, some needy, some malicious; but never undead. In a refreshing twist, developer Ubisoft Shanghai is avoiding the traditional - and often cliched - adherence to the usage of zombies, demons, or other such monsters; instead focusing primarily on humans.



Resident Evil 6 Confirmed, Dated

Resident Evil 6

After the recently launched viral campaign on Capcom has officially announced Resident Evil 6. Said to be heavily in development, this sequel to the multi-million selling survival horror franchise will blend action and horror elements, and in a series first, features both Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield as playable characters. While exact locations were not specified, expect the game to unfold on a global scale. According to executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, RE6 is "the most impressive Resident EvilĀ® title ever both in terms of scope and production values. We are all genuinely excited by the title and cannot wait to share it with the world". To go along with today's announcement, a short teaser trailer has been released; check it out after the jump.