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Battlefield 3 breaks GDC: play impressions, shots, video

Wednesday, 2 March 2011 08:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA DICE finally lifted the lid on Battlefield 3 gameplay at GDC today, showing a military shooter causing earthquakes in more ways than one.

Battlefield 3

Developed by EA-owned, Sweden based DICE.

IP first launched in 2002 with Battlefield 1942.

Battlefield 3 will release in late 2011 for PC, 360 and PS3.

Battlefield 3′s Patrick Bach took to the GDC stage today to announce PC as the game’s its lead platform, using it to demo part of the single-player campaign. PC gamers will no doubt be very happy right now.

Focus on PC aside, though, DICE’s flagship franchise has come a long way since it first burst onto the scene in 2002 with Battlefield 1942, transforming from an IP put on a pedestal by PC shooter fanatics into the modern multiplatform title that is Battlefield 3.

Watching the demo in San Francisco this evening, running on the fresh Frostbite 2 engine, it’s obvious what DICE is planning behind the scenes with BF3 – to knock Call of Duty off its perch.

“DICE stands for three core values,” said DICE GM Karl-Magnus Troedsson. “Quailty, innovation, and fun or joy, whatever you want to call it. Whatever we do when it comes to games, or movies or anything having to do with our products – we want quality. We always want to try to surpass what we did last time.

“Innovation comes in many different forms, it can be specifically new features or new genres, but it is always something we feel strongly about. We want to continue to innovate in whatever we do. We can’t just release another title year after year after year. We want to challenge ourselves to go further, and then beyond that.

The rendering in the game is phenomenal.

“And of course – fun. We are making entertainment, and hopefully everyone agrees, we need to have fun at work because if we don’t – you won’t have fun playing the game.

“We also pride ourselves by being at the forefront when it comes to new technology. So today we are going to show you guys the Frostbite 2 engine, which is a big evolution and a step forward in the advancement of Battlefield games. We also pride ourselves at being at the forefront of emerging technology as well as new distribution methods and ways to consume games.”

Eye-rack

The game’s demo took place near the Iraq and Iran border, with the player and the rest of a team of marines being shaken shaken by earthquake tremors.

The rendering in the game is phenomenal. The way the light plays off the debris in the streets and alleyways, the destroyed market, even the way the sunlight trickles through smoke billowing off a burning truck looks a step beyond anything we’ve seen in the genre before.

The soldier animation seemed fluid. The uncanny valley in the facial graphics was not as uncanny as some, and the detail on the weapons is, well, highly detailed. You could see the nicks in the metal, even.

When the demo’s shooting started, the player was met with waves of different enemies, and was forced a machine gun and try to take out snipers across the street in a hotel. The team decided, as the player was crawling around the top of a building, that trying to snipe the sniper was pointless – a nearby rocket launcher was preferred to take on the job.

When shooting at enemies, minor destruction is caused. When you shoot a concrete wall in front of an enemy, it crumbles away enough for you to get a clear shot. Major destruction is caused when the player used said rocket launcher on a hotel to rid himself of a sniper, and a hole the size of Tehran appeared. The large hotel sign crashed down, and glass shards from the building went everywhere.

EA how now released an incredible gameplay
video of the demo described here. This is
apparently taken from a pre-alpha build.

When finished with shooting soldiers behind cars on the streets, or taking out snipers in a hotel with rocket launchers, the player was then tasked with following a red wire which led into a nearby building. Of course, the red wire is attached to something ready to go boom and ruin your day, so he had to follow it and disarm the bomb.

To get to the room with the explosive, he had to go through the building’s air duct system, and in it saw rats and felt more earthquake tremors, which caused dust to fly.

A local tried to stop the bomb disposer as he entered the room. This is when a QTE started. The screen provided the player with prompts to help take out the attacker in hand-to-hand combat,. Left mouse click does this, right mouse click does that.

“It’s taken us a bit of a while to actually do a sequel to Battlefield 2,” said Troedsson. “It was released in 2005, and when it actually came out we thought we’d try to take online a couple of big steps forward. We plan to do that with Battlefield 3 as well. Not only with the online, but the core and the single-player. It is all about creating that full, blockbuster value that is so important when releasing a big title like this.

“We also want to create fuller, more immersive and physical experiences, and in order to do that we felt it was again necessary to upgrade the engine. We did this with Bad Company with Frostbite 1, and now again with BF3 and Frostbite 2.”

Patrick Bach, executive producer, BF3 said that the reason DICE created a newer version of the Frostbite engine was so the team could build the BF game that they had always dreamed of.

“DICE stands for three core values,” said DICE GM Karl-Magnus Troedsson. “Quailty, innovation, and fun.”

The engine allowed them to use a new animation system seen in the FIFA games called ANT, which stands for Animation Toolkit. It is also present in Crysis 2, and it allows the engine to produce raw animations, like dragging your wounded marine buddy into cover in a realistic manner.

Also, with the new Frostbite 2 engine, the team was able to take destruction to a whole new level – it plays a huge part in BF3, on both the smaller and larger ends of the scale.

Destruction was going on all around the marines in the demo shown, but it really came into play in the demo during another scripted task. A marine was ordered to shoot a turret at enemies, but just as he got settled into the back of an armed vehicle, the earthquake hit full force and buildings came crashing down. The ground opened wide and got pushed upward, and just all sorts of general hell broke loose as the city started to crumble around marines and insurgents alike.

EA has been wanting to steal the FPS genre away from Activision for quite some time. BF3 looks like the publisher may finally have a fighting chance.

Battlefield 3 releases for PC, PS3 and 360 in late 2011.

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35 Comments

  1. Tiago Leite

    Hi!
    Just nitpicking Stephany… but can you change the engine’s name from Frostbyte to Frostbite? That’s the accurate name of the engine. :)
    Cheers!

    BTW: This game ROCKS!!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. mathare92

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.

    Bobby Kotick just shat his pants.

    :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. sickgamer

    i will have sex with the disk before playing this game ! its fucking awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Naaame

    @3 I hope your not that small O.o

    But your right this does look like a possible Call of Duty killer

    #4 4 years ago
  5. sickgamer

    @4 bohahaha xD i was just kiddin :P

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    PC VERSION BUTCHES!

    PC VERSION is the Priority.

    Thank god, fuck these old 2 2006 machines. Game looks GORGEOUS.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Butches? :-D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    I’m pretty fucking butch for this game, I have to say. Nearly made my eyes fall out of my head.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    I HATE YOU :D

    stupid Edit button.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Schindet Nemo

    @4

    I don’t think Call of Duty can be killed unless Activision is oversaturating the market with annual sequels of decreasing quality.. oh wait

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    Yeah, game rocked my socks off, but i wish they will say something about system requirements, because i think i will upgrade my hardware… Or i hope not, so i can buy NGP this year.

    and they should also show console version. I think it will look decent.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Yoshi

    SEXUAL!
    Firstly I gotta say I love the voice acting. It’s not the typical ‘AMERICA FUCK YA’ voice acting if you know what I mean. Plus at the end there where they are getting a status from everyone is awesome
    Secondly, watch out for how they hide the swears ;)
    Thirdly, it’s nice to see they don’t just rush in and they’re actually searching around in several buildings

    PURE SEXUAL!
    Also see that accurancy? That proves it’s the PC version :)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Yoshi

    @12 + Another thing. It’s nice to see the player character not leading for once and is with his squad :)

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    “Also see that accurancy? That proves it’s the PC version”

    It’s not more of an accuracy, there is a QTE moment where you press WASD on the keyboard.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Yoshi

    @14 Yeh, I just mean if that QTE moment wasn’t there you could still tell :)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Crysis

    @3, Use a condom!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. NeoSquall

    Oh God Oh God Oh God.

    Wait a sec, I’m gonna change my pants…

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Nissanthen

    @10 LOL!

    #18 4 years ago
  19. KillerDD

    ‘Based on pre-alpha software’

    They’ve got pretty amazing alpha versions then!

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Fin

    @19 Alpha (or pre-alphas) versions are more complete than you think. Generally they’ve got a few showstopper bugs, and maybe a few features to be added, but are otherwise finished.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Shonak

    I’m so sold for this game.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. tontsa91

    This is the Call of Duty killer we have been waiting for. And I think this will make some people move from consoles to PC.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Moonwalker1982

    Looks incredible, and this is great for the pc gamers but i’m mostly a console gamer, i just hope the console version will look and play good too.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Michael O’Connor

    @22 Don’t hold your breath.

    One should never underestimate the stupidity of the average consumers. They’re always going to just buy the easier, more advertised game.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DSB

    I think graphics will help you sell a lot the first few weeks, but in the end succes is always going to come down to gameplay. Hopefully that isn’t being left in the dirt.

    I feel for the guys who believe that the console versions won’t affect the game in any way. Didn’t Crytek also say they were a PC company once?

    @24 Ah, right. The Battlefield series was never advertised. This explains everything!

    #25 4 years ago
  26. theevilaires

    That really looked great I fully expect the next gen consoles to come out with their launch titles looking that good. Just thinking of a KZ4 on PS4 looking like this game gets me super excited. I will be buying Battlefield 3 day 1 and I hope I can some how configure my dualshock 3 to play it.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Hybridpsycho

    @26 Why would you play this with DualShock3 ? XD

    Mouse ‘n keyboard ftw.

    Anyways, this looks awesome! :)

    #27 4 years ago
  28. roni1175

    I remember watching MOH demos a year ago and back than I was really impressed and waiting for the game to come out. when the game came it was beneath me and my friends expectations (beside the sound design and voice acting).

    Remember this game is ported from PC to consoles and we dont really know how it will turn out.

    COD has a great formula that it is hard to beat and a pretty good one as well.

    I loved BFBC2 on my PS3 and I hope this game will rock but its still early to eulogize or underestimates COD future releases

    #28 4 years ago
  29. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming destroys consoles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-yncJ98ZRc

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Crysis

    “blah, blah PC gaming is awesome look @ pointlesslink.com blah, blah”

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Gekidami

    ^Just ignore the little platform Nazi.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Syrok

    “Platform Nazi”

    Hah! That’s much better than fanboy. :D

    #32 4 years ago
  33. xxJPRACERxx

    Like #1 said the engine name is “Frostbite” not “Frostbyte”. Also, PC version for me, but I’m wondering how this could perform on NGP.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Yoshi

    @29 You really make us PC gamers look like shit, do you know that?
    Seriously doing a link to some faggots youtube video ohh bravo! *slowly claps*

    #34 4 years ago
  35. albo88

    give me a cigarette? im up ,im up , im fuck up but im up

    sick fucking shit man cant wait

    #35 4 years ago

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  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]