The classic action movie Topgun is also famous for it’s early games. A trailer was recently released highlighting a new multiplayer focused air combat game in the Topgun franchise. It looks to be fast paced and full of missles and lock-on. The game looks to be played primarily from a 3rd person perspective.
Check out the trailer after the jump.
Square-Enix’s recent entries to the PSone Classics must have been quite a success, Square-Enix continues to pump titles out onto the service. The next title to hit the service from Square-Enix will be the Japanese only 1997 Chocobo Dungeon. Hopefully, Square-Enix will take this as a chance to localize the title. If not, you at least now have easier access to the game.
Square-Enix is also looking into adding the two original Parasite Eve titles to the PSone Classics line. Square-Enix’s Tetsuya Nomura tweeted about it saying “we’re currently looking into it, so please wait a bit more.”
Nomura assured newcomers to the series taht the title won’t feature any direct story ties to the past games. So if plans fall through on adding the titles to PSone Classics, you won’t be lost when the new game launches later this year on the PlayStation portable.
Monkey Paw has been keeping their activities quiet, but the ESRB isn’t so stealthy. The ESRB revealed Monkey Paw’s line up for Import PSone Classics.
Monkey Paw will be localizing puzzle games Magical Drop F, which is the title Magical Drop but with a quest mode, and Blockoids, an Arkanoid clone. They are also bringing over two side scrolling shooters for PSone Classics Cho Aniki and GaiaSeed, plus a fighting game called Outlaws of the Lost Dynasty, which only saw a Sega Saturn release in North America, under the name Dark Legend.
The extent at which Monkey Paw plans on localizing these games haven’t been revealed. They may simply just be published by Monkey Paw, or have an actual localization. We will have to wait for an official announcement to find out more details.
Dreamcast games are starting to slide into the download space. After the titles hit, the only major SEGA home console that won’t have its library available via digital download is the SEGA Saturn. So what are the chances of it happening? EEEEEEH, kind of maybe?
“When it comes to the whole world, Genesis and Dreamcast are famous, Saturn is unknown,” said Yusuke Okunari.
But Okunari said its not entirely out of the question, but it seems fan feedback seems may be a big part of whether or not it will happen. “We are thinking about ports of Saturn titles. It’s the same as how Sega Ages and Virtual Console were existed separately. It’s not that we have no plans of Saturn ports, please share your requests.”
I’ve always wanted to play a lot of games in the SEGA Saturn library. I have yet to be able to yet though, thanks to the lack of a SEGA Saturn. But if they did come to 360 or PS3, I’d definitely grab Burning Rangers and Nights.
Are there any SEGA Saturn titles you would pick up on the newer consoles?
Monkey Paw games is a fairly new company and hasn’t even announced any projects yet. But we do know their purpose: to bring previously unreleased Japanese games to North America via digital download.
While Monkey Paw games didn’t get into any specifics about specific titles they will be localizing during their interview with Joystiq, they did start to detail their companies plans. Right now they are looking into bringing over Japanese PSone Classics and Virtual Console titles to North America. They are also working on full blown remakes of Japanese titles to update them to todays standards in terms of gameplay, visuals, and design. Sounds a lot like what Sunsoft is doing right now.
When asked by Joqstiq to pick their dream game to bring to XBLA and/or PSN, he replied “I would have to go to Konami, because they have so many great games, and I’d have to start with Policenauts and Snatcher.” Although, he was aware of the localized SEGA CD port of Snatcher.
Of course, those aren’t concrete plans. But if Konami ever wants some one to port or remake the titles, they know who to go to.
Monkey Paw plans on announcing more specifics soon.
Square has been talking about their PSone Classic releases quite a bit in advanced recently. Final Fantasy IX and Threads of Fate (which recently hit PSN in Japan) were all revealed on Square-Enix’s Japanese twitter account.
Now Square-Enix has gone and announced that 2000′s Legend of Mana will be heading to PlayStation Network. The title saw a release in Japan and North America, but never saw the light of day in Europe.
I’m not sure what PSN’s policy is on import games for PSone classics, but it would be great to see the title head to Europe.
Dead Space: Extraction didn’t do so hot on Wii. What do you do when a product under performs? Find a way to squeeze money out of it. Well, I guess that’s about the same for any successful game too…
Anyways, it looks like yet another employee leaked the existence of a PSN and XBLA port of the Wii exclusive Dead Space: Extraction. A rendering engineer over at EA listed under experience “Dead Space Extraction XBLA/PSN port (Feb 2010 – Now)” and described the project as “Currently porting the popular Wii title based on EuroCom’s EngineX to XBLA and PSN.”
We have been hearing this rumor for awhile. The first was via a survey, the second time we heard of it came up via a panel where developers answer “keep your ears peeled” to the possiblity of a port.
I think it is pretty much at this point just a matter of time. Hopefully the title will perform well on both HD systems.
Hey~! This is the first week this update actually pertains to me, but I’m poor after buying my PS3 so it is kind of pointless for me. But for you, on the other hand, there may be worthwhile delicious stuff.
If you like Green Day, the Green Day Rockband demo is up along with demos for Pixel Junk Shooter and Hamster Ball Unleashed!
Both of Capcom’s recent releases get new DLC with the Monster Hunter Lost Planet 2 armor (Free) and new costumes for Super Street Fighter IV characters ($3.99).
You can check out the full update after the jump.