Speaking at a DICE conference today, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said that the company is at least considering bringing Diablo 3 to consoles. Blizzard is definitively a PC developer, almost never designing games for console gaming – the last time was the original Diablo, which was ported to PS1. In spite of their history, it seems that they’re reconsidering; “I think you could make an argument that a game like Diablo might play very well on a console,” said Morhaime, “It’s something that we’re actually doing an investigation into to see if that could make sense.” That said, Morhaime said that there were many “issues” with making a console version of the game, mainly involving DLC and the effective use of patches.
Final verdict: While it’s a nice thought, don’t hold your breath.
EA announced today that a DLC pack for Dead Space 2 is already underway. The announcement serves an extra bit of incentive for gamers to go pick up the highly anticipated sequel, which hits store shelves today. Neither the DLC or the announcement comes as much of a surprise: The Dead Space franchise has rapidly grown into one of the publisher’s largest properties, and publishers regularly announce DLC for high-profile titles in first week of their release.
With E3 less than two weeks away, it’s finally time to stop mentioning the show and start actually talking about it! Unfortunately, the our prE-3 news could be considered bad news, though I have a feeling it’ll turn out to be for the best. Valve announced yesterday that they are canceling their “Portal 2” unveiling event, which was set for June 14th, just before the official show began. Bummer.
Like I said, its not bad news though – Valve said that, instead of the “Portal 2 event”, there will be a “surprise” event for attendees. Also, Valve’s note ensures E3 attendees, and the public, that Portal 2 will be on display and available for screenings at the Valve booth during the main show. (Read the whole note after the jump, courtesy of 1up)
May looks to be a high-profile month in the video game world. While the centerpiece of this treasure trove of potentially epic games is definitely the return of everyone’s favorite princess-saving plumber, but it by no means overshadows other long-awaited titles like “Lost Planet 2”, “Alan Wake” and “Red Dead Redemption.” Mark your calendars, everyone.
Iron Man 2 (Multi)
Dementium II (DS)
3D Dot Game Heroes* (PS3)
Skate 3 (PS3, 360)
Lost Planet 2* (PS3, 360)
Alan Wake* (360)
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Multi)
Red Dead Redemption* (PS3, 360)
Blue Dragon: Awakened Dragon (DS)
Super Mario Galaxy 2* (Wii)
ModNation Racers (PS3, PSP)
UFC Undisputed (Multi)
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Warner Brothers Interactive announced the next entry in the “F.E.A.R.”, called “F.3.A.R.”, (Clever, huh) via press release today. WBI will be passing development duty from series creators Monolith Studios to Day 1 Studios, the firm that ported the original “F.E.A.R.” to consoles.
In “F.3.A.R”., players will control either the first game’s hero, “Point Man”, or his undead brother, Paxton Fattel. The script is being written by horror film icon John Carpenter and “30 Days of Night” comic writer Stephen Niles. According to Warner Bros’ statement, the biggest new feature in the game will be co-op multiplayer.
Though the studio didn’t give an exact release date, they did slip that the game is on track to ship some time this fall. To hold you over until then, check out the teaser preview: