Summer is winding down, but the gaming industry is just starting to heat up! This week sees the release of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, a character-driven action game that puts players in the role of Enoch; a pure soul sent down to Earth by God to right the wrongs of fallen angels. This trippy action game is based loosely off of The Book of Enoch and loaded with crazy Japanese interpretations of creationism. Check out the full review by week’s end to get the final verdict!
Eidos Montreal is giving us the prequel to Warren Spector’s original masterpiece Deus Ex. Set in the future (where else would a good shooter be set?), mankind has developed cybernetic augmentations that allow humans to live beyond their means. However, the blessings of scientific advances are followed by social unrest; resulting in very human conflicts with some not-entirely-human enemies. Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be hitting store shelves August 23rd. Look for the review next week to see if this revolution is one worth joining.
Quite possibly one of the most long-awaited crossovers in any fighting game ever. Street Fighter X Tekken is the culmination of many fighting game fanatic’s hopes and dreams. Capcom apparently wants you to get a jumpstart on the game’s mechanics as a new trailer lays out a few basics as to how the game is played and what to expect. Alongside the ABC’s of fighting, the trailer also reveals some new additions to the already confirmed dream roster. I won’t spoil much, you’ll just have to see for yourself!
Oh EA… why do you tease us so? The cruel and talented folks from Dice just released some new multiplayer footage for the dangerously anticipated Battlefield 3. The trailer premiered right alongside GamesCom and doesn’t lack any extent of ammunition, explosions, or sheer awesomeness. It doesn’t make the Battlefield 3’s October 25th release date feel any closer, but it helps maybe a little. Check out the new gameplay trailer below!