PSP2 dev kit snaps show twin sticks, trackpad [Update]

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 17:44 GMT By Patrick Garratt



VG247 has obtained the world’s first images of a PSP2 dev kit.

The shots clearly show the device’s forward- and rear-facing cameras, as well as the much-discussed trackpad on the rear of the unit.

Note that this isn’t the console’s final form factor. As you can see, some developers are working with a kit with similar construction to a PSP go at the moment – see the update below – with a sliding screen over physical controls. We don’t know when the final physical spec will be nailed down, only that this isn’t it.

We were first told PSP2 kits were in developers’ hands early this year.

It has an HD screen. The last set of rumours surrounding the handheld said the chipset has yet to be finalised.

The machine is rumoured to be extremely powerful, with approximately twice as much RAM as a 360.

EA has confirmed it’s had “exposure” to the unit, and developer Netherrealm has openly admitted it’s working with a kit.

PSP2 is supposedly heading for release in late 2011.

If you’re in any doubt as to the authenticity of these images, don’t be. It is what it is. Enjoy.

Update: We’ve been told by a source that these images are from the last kit. There’s a newer one, which is a single, non-sliding block. Remember those last Kotaku rumours of the unit overheating? Sony switched back a form like PSP-1000 in order to cool it down.


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    *CLAP* *CLAP* good job VG247 :D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    *actual adrenaline*

    #2 5 years ago
  3. CptKurk

    That looks more like the Loch Ness Monster to me. I’ve been telling you: she’s real. Arr.

    #3 5 years ago

    I hope they scrap the sliding screen.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Very cool indeed, however I don’t think I’d say “the shots clearly show” anything…lol

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Debabrata Nath

    Ah, that’s a fucking big break kind sir. /bows

    #6 5 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    did an emp bomb go off right as these pics were taken?

    #7 5 years ago
  8. daytripper

    looks like a rounder psp go

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Seraphemz

    I like the design of the go. I wouldn’t mind a bigger screen though.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. WetSnake

    Holy shit.
    Hahahah poor Sony, they never have surprises left for their shows :P

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gama_888

    i love the, “NOT FOR SALE” sticker on the back of it
    how did u get these pics garret?
    and why are they so unclear?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Psychotext

    I swear there’s actual classes which teach people how to do spy shots. Just the right amount of blur, poor focus, poor framing. :D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    Looks like a sneaky camera phone shot to me is all. I once had a hidden camera purse I sported around with me. Took horrible pictures.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. cookiejar

    Two Thumbsticks. Thank christ.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. daytripper

    took dirty pictures you mean ;-)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    See the update.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. cookiejar

    So I wonder where this leaves the PS Phone now. Does that come before PSP 2? Will the PSP 2 will a proper full on beasty handheld, and the Phone a watered down App based one?

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    I like how it says: NOT FOR SALE

    #18 5 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    I think there are special classes on how to leak PSP2 info as well.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Herlock

    Nice job guys \o/

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Lucky

    but have a better photo isn’t possible ?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. chronoss2

    looks good, but the 3DS has a HUGE advantage despite the lack of power (3D)..

    #22 5 years ago
  23. M2Kx

    I’m loosing my interest…

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Freek

    Who makes photos that crappy?? Every damn camera phone is high res these days.
    It’s like a UFO picture, nobody ever has a decent camera or even remotly knows how to use it.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @chroniss2, “looks good, but the 3DS has a HUGE advantage despite the lack of power (3D)..”

    With not an HD screen with 3d implementation that require you to play in certain position. If you are sitting not right, than no 3D for you.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. dirigiblebill

    Two analog sticks!


    #26 5 years ago
  27. chronoss2

    @Erthazus : yes i agree but for people who don’t know it is a big argument to prefer the 3DS. 3D is the new fashion now..

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Moonwalker1982

    I can only give a big ‘who cares’ to this, PSP was a fail IMO. So exactly why would it work now? Why would there be reason to go crazy and all that now? We’ll see about this.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DJ Deathstar

    Seriously as long as this has 2 analog nubs like it obviously will do then i will get this over a 3DS i think

    #29 5 years ago
  30. lexph3re

    @ moonwalker and I think 69mil people who one a psp don’t care about your opinion and want this psp2

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Erthazus


    “I can only give a big ‘who cares’ to this, PSP was a fail IMO.”

    How a 62 million seller is a failure???
    That just shows that you never had a PSP. It’s a great device even for this day.

    @chronoss2, yeah, you are right. Can’t argue with that. Good catch.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. 2plus2equals5


    Now we want games’ screenshots! XD

    #32 5 years ago
  33. ARFarokhi

    For god’s sake please stop bashing PSP. PSP is a great device and sales figures show that very clearly. And btw, 69 million is not failure. Even now that PSP’s rival sales is standing at 100 million! (or some more or less! I don’t know the exact number.)

    #33 5 years ago
  34. daytripper

    please stop bashing the psp? oh fuck off will you, if thats his genuine opinion,like you, hes entitled to it.

    #34 5 years ago

    @32 Agreed.

    CHOP, CHOP, VG247 :D

    #35 5 years ago
  36. 2plus2equals5

    @moonwalker: don’t make the same mistake of nintendo fanboys. ;)
    Ds started with more than 80 millions of gba users. What do you think they bought? psp or ds?

    Psp earned 62 millions “new” users, ds earned “only” 54 millions new users (135M total ds users – 81M gba users) ;)
    Data from wikipedia.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. lexph3re

    Its a clouded opinion*shrugs* but then again people are going to believe,think,and feel how they want to. Damned if I care

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Moonwalker1982

    @ 31

    Oh but i DID have a PSP. I had games like Daxter and Syphon Filter, but at the end of the day there just weren’t enough good titles. Eventually i sold my PSP.

    That’s why i said..IMO, for me it’s a ‘fail’ . For the next one, they better bring some damn good games.

    #38 5 years ago

    Thanks for the update.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. chronoss2

    @Moonwalker1982 : 1982 must be your birth year i guess, well i’m sorry to tell you that you have the mental of a 5 year old.. PSP is a great machine, very powerful, great screen and tons of good games : Daxter, MGSs, wipeout, FFs, GT, KH… stop playing CoD too much, i heard it lowers the IQ hhhhhhh

    It’s not Sony who has to bring good games, it’s your vision of the good games that has to change ;) think about this hhh

    #40 5 years ago
  41. DaMan

    @36 what would you call the PS3 then?…

    different gadgets for different audiences. those previous GBA players probably did buy the DS, but if you check that Wikipedia, GBA is at 80 million as of 2010 (DS launched in 2004). plus the additional 54 did. whilst psp user base are mainly home console players.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. OrbitMonkey

    Oooh a stat fight! Let me get a calculator :o

    #42 5 years ago
  43. No_PUDding

    If VG247 had leaked the TRICO video, you’d now be the most impressive news site ever. Not that it’d've made me happy.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. ReeceHeywood

    If true it shall be my first PSP purchase, only reason I never got one was due to the lack of sticks.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Mr Tom

    It’s clearly a street-light. Or maybe a weather balloon.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Gekidami

    Why have Sony written “VG247″ across it?


    #46 5 years ago
  47. Crysis

    Great job Patrick! you have the whole internet buzzing about this, congratulations :D
    @46, it’s normal for sites to watermark original pictures, or even ‘borrowed’ pictures.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. MegaGeek1

    Wow, god job boyzies. Now, if you could just squeeze the word “fuck” into this article it would be that much cooler. Maybe because its a “world first” you want to keep everything kosher?

    #48 5 years ago
  49. freedoms_stain

    @48, Fuck you.

    That do?

    #49 5 years ago
  50. mathare92

    @49 Let him be. Sounds like some envious news writer from another site.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. cookiejar

    @50 I think its Rick Sanchez.

    Hes taken things pretty badly since being pushed from CNN :D

    #51 5 years ago
  52. sg1974

    Twin sticks? Touchscreen? Add an internet browser that works and I’m sold.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Stephany Nunneley

    @51 – :D Poor Rick. He likes football ya know.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. mathare92

    @51 Methinks it’s IGN’s news writer Jim Reilly. After all he did tweet this a little while ago


    #54 5 years ago
  55. Stephany Nunneley

    @54 Meh. Just let it go. Who care who it is, but some people sure are acting nasty about the whole thing. It’s unbecoming.

    On the f*** note, maybe I should use that word more often :D

    #55 5 years ago
  56. LOLshock94

    looks like the wii classic control ohhh wait sony cant be original can they

    #56 5 years ago
  57. LOLshock94

    found me old youtube account

    like this vid for me and i will do anything

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Erthazus

    @mathare92, IGN? they can get the F out of here.

    and why Patrick changed “Oh fuck son, here we go.” with “Boom” !? :(

    #58 5 years ago
  59. manamana

    Whats wrong with you, Lollipop94? It’s a must have, if Sony got games on it, innit?

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Kuwabara

    And the sheep microsoft will follow next.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. freedoms_stain

    @56, truly I am struggling to see the resemblance. The analogue nubs aren’t even close, and the rest of the buttons are pretty much standard on all controllers currently on the market.

    Stop spewing shite pretty please?

    #61 5 years ago
  62. sg1974

    #62 5 years ago
  63. Badger

    Looks pretty freakin’ tasty. I wanna lick.

    …so to speak

    #63 5 years ago
  64. NightCrawler1970

    What happens with the PSP GO then? hit the garbage?

    I mean PSP Go is nothing wrong, with it, it has no UMD, allot of PSP gamers bought the “Go” for big money and all they do is whine about THERE IS NO UMD WHAAAAAAHHH!!! and 2 weeks later they traded the “GO” for PSP3000…

    Do more resource before ya buy folks….

    All i wanna know whats the specs? of the new PSP2?

    #64 5 years ago
  65. NightCrawler1970

    My PSP 2002 is getting wackie, so i start saving money for the PSP2, in that time my PSP white edition will shit the bed…

    #65 5 years ago
  66. NightCrawler1970

    @62, And what will it cost honky?

    #66 5 years ago
  67. NightCrawler1970

    What about this one?

    #67 5 years ago
  68. MegaGeek1

    Wow, you guys are so harsh! I was serious about the first post. I love this website for that very reason.

    #68 5 years ago
  69. Psychotext

    Pat should change the watermark to VGFUCKING247. That’ll teach the whiny bitches.

    #69 5 years ago
  70. metamorphic

    Lollipop94 is a well-known troll and freak, so don’t pay attention to him. He is possibly the worst example of a fanboy or child (look at his age) ever to have shamed this bountiful Earth of ours.

    #70 5 years ago
  71. Crysis

    A Ripoff is a cheap imitation, but when someone improves upon an idea, how can you possibly call that a ripoff? fact is you have to improve to evolve, you can’t just invent something & leave it as it is otherwise you’ll never get far, what i don’t get is why Nintendo fans keep crapping on MS & especially Sony about not being original, when Nintendo hasn’t created a mature franchise in decades! The new franchises from them are casual or sports games… Not being an anti-nintendo fanboy, i quite enjoy a few of their franchises, Just saying those who falsely accuse others of ripoff are hypocrites (*cough* LOLshock *cough*).

    #71 5 years ago
  72. Patrick Garratt

    @69 – :D

    #72 5 years ago
  73. Moonwalker1982

    @ 40

    Hey i guess moron must be your middle name then. All the nonsense you went on about…it’s something called OPINION, but obviously you’ve never heard about that, right? I never said it wasn’t a great machine. One more time only for you kid…i said IMO. For me it just didn’t do it. YOU might like FF ,Wipeout and GT, i don’t. The first MGS wasn’t too special, Daxter i already mentioned. KH came long after the release of PSP, by that time i had sold it. Not enough reason to buy it again. I know plenty of people who say the same thing, PSP didn’t do it for them. So again kid, i said IMO….that means i am not talking for the general public.

    So next time come with something good instead of cheap insults and acting like a kid. COD? Oh my…how wrong you are. I play COD now and then, but my favorite games are totally different than that. If you don’t have anything normal to say, don’t reply at all. Cause the only person here who could be called ’5 year old ‘ is not me, but definitely you. Think about that.

    #73 5 years ago
  74. ARFarokhi

    @73 Moonwalker1982
    PSP’s (or any other hardware) success or failure cannot be decided by your opinion or mine! PSP has sold 62 million units and in any sane person’s opinion, is not a failure if it’s not success. Usually people call something like XBOX original or Gamecube a failure.
    It’s like saying: IMO Wii is a big failure, because it could not draw any hardcore gamers!!! ROFL!
    @34 daytripper
    Honestly, I don’t think calling the PSP a “failure” is an opinion!

    #74 5 years ago
  75. pspgamer01

    phisical hardware???

    #75 5 years ago
  76. 2plus2equals5

    #76 5 years ago
  77. Stephany Nunneley

    PSP2 shots confirmed: —- like they needed it. Just pointing it out.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. dingdong2

    HAH vg247 is full of shit. never reading this site again. i’m going to start a blog about how fake vg247 is

    #78 4 years ago

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    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]