In a reveal that’s about as well concealed as an elephant hiding behind a curtain, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was announced for next-gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One, this weekend at the Spike VGX Awards 2013. We saw this one coming a mile off, mostly down to the fact that Amazon Italy leaked it a few weeks ago but now, letting their inconspicuous cat out of the bag, Square Enix have released a Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition trailer and announced the release date.
Have you yet to take interest in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’s pirate antics and shanty singing? If incredible sea-based battles and the most rich, diverse landscape the series has ever seen aren’t enough, Ubisoft have released the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag ‘Accolades’ Trailer, to give you at least three good reasons to buy the critically acclaimed title. You can watch the video after the break.
It’s nearly Christmas! Time to dust off that plastic fir tree from the cupboard under the stairs, prepare for a snowed in Winter of gaming and get ready to stock up on discounted PlayStation games that you downloaded in the PSN 12 Deals of Christmas sale.
As a bonus incentive for lurking around the PS Store’s menus during the holiday season, you’ll be able to bag yourself an awful lot of PS3 and PS Vita deals, some of which you can see after the jump.
Featuring female protagonist, Aveline de Grandpré, in a series first, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD makes it way to PS3 and Xbox 360 in January, 2014, after a smallscreen outing on the PS Vita. Previously being a one-platform game and featuring a diverse character who challenges social norms in both her world and ours, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is obviously a big deal. You can find out more about the game and its release date after the break.
According to reports, the answer to that question is very much yes. Lara Croft could soon be back, kicking ass, taking names and breaking down gender stereotypes and expectations as Tomb Raider once again, but this time on PS4 and Xbox One. We’ve got the details after the break.
Have you been under a rock lately? Or maybe a large, James Franco sized boulder? Good, we’re glad you haven’t because that would be unfortunate and you might have missed the North American launch of the PS4! Large chunk of sediment in your way or not, you’re here just in time for Sony to roll out their new console like a games machine with really big, mass marketed wheely things. It almost doesn’t need an introduction but in any case, the PS4 launch trailer is after the jump.
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know is the dungeon traversing, crazy capering video game spin-off of Cartoon Network’s popular and equally as eccentric television show and now, after a whole lot of waiting, the Adventure Time: ETDBIDK release date has finally been announced.
Hello, dear reader of J Station X!
Nice to meet you on this fine Monday!
If you’ve had your Eagle Vision switched on for the past week, you will have noticed that J Station X hasn’t updated for the past few days, absent from the Internet like The Last Guardian is from the PS3 release schedule.
Alas, the one and only JSX is back, with a brand spanking new theme and a snazzy new About Page to go with it.
In our bag of new and (if we do say so ourselves) improved tricks, J Station X has a new vision, something that we’ve been quite passionate about for a while now. The site will now focus on more diverse games, whilst doing our best to cover the other great titles that you’re used to reading about.
You can read more about what we’re doing with the site in the aforementioned about page, but for now the revolution starts…uh, it actually starts tomorrow because updating the site has somewhat taken the wind out of us. But, we hope you’ll join us back here on Tuesday for your first piece of kickass writing on diversity in gaming, we think it’ll be a corker.
See you tomorrow, and thanks for reading!
Jasmine, Head Editor of J Station X
A game that we initially described as “Uncharted-esque” back when we profiled it in our Hidden Gems post series in 2010, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West was a sleeper hit that never really took off, despite having all of the makings of a great game and then some. Luckily for us and for you too (you do like great games don’t you?), Ninja Theory’s critically acclaimed hit is back once more, this time jazzed up, carrying all of its DLC underarm and ready to go with a digital ‘Premium Edition’ re-release.
The premise of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is that, based on a classic Chinese novel, an acrobatic man named Monkey and a resourceful woman named Trip must team up to make their way through a post-apocalyptic society after escaping from an airborne slave ship. Effectively ‘controlled’ by Trip via a reengineered, yet rather snazzy looking golden headband, Monkey’s job is to protect Trip at any cost because if she kicks the bucket, that headband means that so does he. And what’s there to protect against? Robots. A crap ton of giant, rusty robots making the overgrown American dystopia of the game’s setting their playground. Therein lies the fun of Enslaved and you can find out more about this stellar IP after the break.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to watch the Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition trailer.
“You were going to a class reunion. It should have been a fantastic party… but you suddenly realise that there are monsters everywhere, and they are after you!” That’s how upcoming indie beat-em-up, Final Exam, is described by Francois Potentier, CEO of Mighty Rocket Studio, the dev team behind the game, on the PlayStation Blog. But, as they say, ‘one protagonist’s highly unfortunate life-threatening situation is another gamer’s treasure’ because Final Exam will be bringing its 2.5D (read: 2D levels with 3D characters) side-scrolling antics to PSN and XBLA next month.
The premise of Final Exam is of a high school reunion gone very, very wrong (or totally right if you’re not a fan of social get together) that pits four characters with corresponding personality/attack moves against hordes of monsters. These potential protagonists and their “classic teen archetypes” include: Brutal Joe the jock and his power moves, Nathan the nerd with his tech skills, Sean the handsome guy with his aptitude for guns and Cassy the dancer who attacks, of course, with dance moves. Mighty Rocket are a 9 person team who formed just to put Final Exam (their very first game) together and from what we can tell from the trailer, their dedication seems to be paying off. You can watch the video after the jump.
Click ‘Continue Reading’ to watch the Final Exam overview trailer.