Tag Archives: MadWorld
Mon, Feb 23, 2009 | 20:26 GMT
This sort of thing matters to a lot of people, so here we go. According to Matt Casamassina’s blog, Platinum’s MadWorld runs at 480i. Not 480p.
Buy it anyway. It looks awesome. As Matt says:
You must still buy this game, but this omission raises an interesting point. Usually, lack of 480p support can be credited to developer laziness. No way such a claim can be leveled at Platinum Games or MadWorld. This is a AAA developer which constantly pushes the artistic limits and MadWorld is the latest proof of that. I’m wondering, then, if the studio simply wasn’t aware that 480p is “kind of a big deal” for a chunk of Wii owners.
What’s the difference between an “i” and a “p,” anyway? It’s out next month.
Fri, Feb 20, 2009 | 19:57 GMT
Atsushi Inaba – creator of MadWorld, Okami and Viewtiful – feels that Japanese developers are lagging behind their western counterparts.
“To be honest, I think that western developers are superior to those in Japan overall,” he said in an interview with Develop.
“So we the Japanese developers should realize that we have to work hard to reach the western level. We’re fast reaching a stage where it’s going to be about individual developers and not about what country they are in, globalisation is coming to our industry too.”
Inaba also mentioned that original IPs will provide “developers with an unrivaled opportunity to succeed”
Full interview through the link.
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 | 13:27 GMT
Sounds as though someone jumped the gun a little here.
A UK release date of March 20 for MadWorld’s appeared in the paper edition of MCV and on Edge this morning, but Sega PR’s a little confused as to why: it hasn’t been officially confirmed to anyone, apparently.
It is true, however. The hyper-violent Wii title’s out in the US on March 10.
Go and buy it. You might get another one, then.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009 | 22:40 GMT
MadWorld isn’t even out yet and there’s already talk of a possible sequel.
Platinum’s Atsushi Inaba has said that, “Platinum Games has several rights so we’ll be developing something new after this, but if there is a lot of interest in MadWorld then maybe we will make another one.”
Sounds solid. Mad, even. The first game’s out for Wii next month.
Tue, Feb 17, 2009 | 15:30 GMT
Yasumi Matsuno, designer for Final Fantasy XII has lent his hand to game scenarios on MadWorld.
Apparently, he and Platinum’s Atsushi Inaba are old pals.
Looks like more reason to give MadWorld a try: if you are a fan of Final Fantasy XII that is.
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 | 22:49 GMT
The site says that the game is a contender for Wii Game of the Year, and includes an “addictive balance of fun, bloody fights and surprisingly compelling narrative”.
There’s also some exclusive art work over there, which should make your boring old desktop more interesting to look at — much better than the kittens you have up there now.
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 | 14:42 GMT
A chainsaw to the gut, decapitations, puddles of blood, bashing folks against tress, and loads of running around to hip-hop music grace the latest MadWorld video. Watch it after the jump.
The Platinum Wii exclusive is out March 10.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 15:57 GMT
Sega’s released a second MadWorld sports parody trailer, this time focusing on how killing people in inventive ways in the game wins points. Watch it after the break.
It’s very violent. As you know. MadWorld’s a Wii exclusive, out March.
Sat, Feb 07, 2009 | 10:24 GMT
After the break. Protagonist Jack is harder than a “bunch of frat boys at a strip club,” apparently.
To be fair, he is pretty hard. Game’s out for Wii in March in the US. No date for Europe.
Mon, Feb 02, 2009 | 22:49 GMT
Platinum’s MadWorld will release in North America on March 10, Sega’s confirmed.
The spectacularly violent Wii game still hasn’t been rated by the ESRB, Joystiq reports, but trifling things like ratings should never put anyone off.
We’ll check with Sega for a European date in the morning.
Fri, Jan 23, 2009 | 20:48 GMT
Why not? CVG‘s got ten new Madworld screens for those of you that really don’t have anything better to do that look at videogames on the internet on a Friday night.
Out for Wii in March.
Mon, Jan 19, 2009 | 12:33 GMT
Alan Pritchard (MD of Sega Europe North ) and John Clark (UK sales director) have told MCV that they feel titles such as the 18 rated MadWorld and more adult themed games such as The Conduit can only server to broaden the Wii demographic.
“There have been some good hardcore Wii titles. Resident Evil 4 has done reasonable numbers; Red Steel has also performed really well. But since then, many publishers have migrated towards the more mass-market family titles, so perhaps there hasn’t been the array or depth of hardcore titles on Wii,” said Pritchard. “So there is definitely opportunity here.”
“More family friendly titles are being released on PlayStation and 360 as this is a growth area for these formats. Maybe with Wii there’s a reverse opportunity,” said Clarke.
“We’d like to maintain the success we’ve had on Nintendo formats. One way of achieving that is with new IP like The Conduit and MadWorld, and traditional Sega titles will continue to drive broader market success.”
MadWorld was recently given an 18-rating in the UK.
Full interview through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Jan 19, 2009 | 12:32 GMT
Australia’s ever-consistent ratings board, the OFLC, has rated hyper-violent Platinum game Madworld as 15+.
The game has already been passed as an 18 by the BBFC in the UK.
Madworld features some of the most hilariously brutal violence ever seen in a game, which clearly isn’t as offensive to our Australian cousins as the inclusion of a drug pipe in an RPG.
The maximum rating a game can receive in Australia is 15+, so anything deemed unsuitable for school children Down Under gets effectively banned.
Madworld ships in March.
Mon, Jan 19, 2009 | 12:31 GMT
The BBFC has given Sega’s controversial Wii title Mad World an 18 rating. The ratings board cleared the game with no cuts to its content.
Last year, Sega said it was “working with the ratings board” on Mad World, claiming that the gore in the game is “fantasy violence. It’s over the top. It’s cartoony.”
The Daily Mail has branded the game the most violent videogame ever, although no-one agreed with the paper back then and it seems even more people don’t agree it now.
Mad World releases exclusively for Nintendo Wii on March 31.
Nice one, Sega.
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 | 09:03 GMT
See them on Joystiq. Unless you’re the Daily Mail, obviously: you may have a heart attack at the sight of something that isn’t borne of the concept of respectable Middle England.
The Platinum Wii game’s out next year.
Thu, Nov 13, 2008 | 12:51 GMT
“Decency” pressure group Media Watch UK has come under fire from angry gamers after it said MadWorld sounded “very unsavoury” without ever seeing the title, and that it hoped the BBFC would refuse to classify it.
The remarks were made famous by an article in UK “newspaper,” the Daily Mail.
The body received emails telling it to “shut the fuck up,” claiming it had got its “knickers in a twist” and accusing it of “narrow minded bigotry”.
Media Watch is now claiming games publication “grossly exaggerating the significance of our comments”.
Yeah. Because we’re pretty sure you judged something baselessly, got the shit kicked out of you and now you’re blaming others. Maybe you got those emails for a reason. Maybe you should be looking for some “decency” in your fucking glass houses.
More through the link.
Mon, Oct 06, 2008 | 14:43 BST
Sega’s put out a new video of Platinum’s MadWorld, showing the game’s motorbike and some other stuff seen off the record at Games Convention.
Have a nose. Beware: it really is violent.
Sun, Oct 05, 2008 | 08:41 BST
Is no game better than a diced-to-pieces, heavily censored game? Sega and Platinum Games seem to think so. According to MTV, the two companies’ gore-splosion of a collaborative effort, MadWorld, won’t be seeing a release in violence-shy countries like Japan, Australia, and Germany. At least, not yet.
Only after MadWorld showers the US with red stuff will Sega evaluate the game for release in the aforementioned territories.
Additionally, in order to make sure MadWorld can even snag a passport for its Western release, Platinum Games regularly provides the ESRB with up-to-date code, making the regulatory body “part of the process” in the title’s development. Don’t worry, though; MadWorld is still shooting for the M rating’s upper limits.
The game launches in March. Fortunately, we’re fairly sure March is more than 30-ish days away.
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 | 14:36 BST
There’s a new MadWorld trailer after the link. The Platinum Wii action spectacular’s behind closed doors at Games Convention tomorrow, so we’re going to take a look. The Daily Mail wouldn’t like it, but we’re partial to a bit of blood. This looks good. More tomorrow.
Wed, Aug 13, 2008 | 13:15 BST
The Daily Mail has claimed “parents” are “horrified” by Sega’s MadWorld, saying it “will dramatically transform Wii’s image”.
John Beyer, director of “decency” pressure group Mediawatch-uk, told the paper, “This game sounds very unsavoury.”
We’re assuming this means he hasn’t even seen it.
“I hope the British Board of Film Classification will view this with concern and decide it should not be granted a classification.
“Without that it cannot be marketed in Britain. What the rest of world does is up to them.
“We need to ensure that modern and civilized values take priority rather than killing and maiming people.
“It seems a shame that the game’s manufacturer have decided to exclusively release this game on the Wii.
“I believe it will spoil the family fun image of the Wii.”
Hilarious. More rambling madness through the link.