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Street Fighter X Tekken — Get Ready To Rumble!

Street Fighter X Tekken Release Date

Crossover fighting games are really fun to play. Marvel vs Capcom is the prime example of such collaboration. If you are already tired of Marvel vs Capcom then the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken might once again fire up your excitement for crossovers. I’m very excited too, as I am a big fan of both Street Fighter and Tekken. I can’t wait to use Chun li to beat the crap out of Jack. Yeah, I can feel that you are excited too, and I’m assuming that you already have a character match-up in mind.

First of all, the game is created by Capcom, so the core gameplay of the game will be similar to Street Fighter. Expect that the game will feature familiar Street Fighter elements such as Super Combos and EX Attacks. Each player will choose two fighters for Street Fighter or Tekken. The fighters can be switched out normally or even during combos. The characters will be controlled using the Street Fighter’s 6 button system, but it was revealed later on that Tekken characters can also use the 4 button system to perform combos. As you play the game, the player builds up power up to 3 levels which is represented by the “Cross Gauge” found on the bottom of the screen. By unleashing the power you can either perform Super Arts, EX Attacks, Cancels and various Cross techniques depending on the level of power you have stored. The mechanics of the game is similar to that of the Tekken Tag game. If one of the fighter’s health bar is depleted then the match is over.

Capcom has given heavy emphasis to the tag team aspect of the match. Switch cancel allows the fighter to cancel a combo by switching out. Cross launch combos involve launching the enemy into the air then switch to the other player to continue the combo. You also have the Cross Arts and Cross Assault which can be used once the “cross gauge” is full.

Street Fighter X Tekken introduces two new game mechanics which includes Gem System and Pandora Mode. The gem system allows the player to equip up to 3 gems which will provide stat boost. Pandora Mode is actually a last resort for desperate players. It can be activated once one the player’s life is less than 25%. It requires the player to sacrifice the team mate for an added strength and infinite Cross Gauge. If Pandora Mode runs out without defeating the other player, then the player who activated it automatically loses.

Street Fighter X Tekken is coming to PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360 and PC on March 6, 2012 in North America and March 9, 2012 in Europe.

Diablo III Sneak Peek

Diablo III Release Date

It was on June 2008 when Diablo III was announced at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France. Sadly, up until now, there has been no release date mentioned by Blizzard but on the bright side, we know that the game is nearing its release as the beta has been released last September 2011. I can’t wait for this game either, as it is one of my favorite dungeon crawling role playing games. Old players will have familiarities with the Diablo 3 as it borrows element form its predecessors. As for those who are not familiar with the series, it is a hack and slash dungeon crawling RPG with dark themes. Customization of characters as well as skills is also a major feature of this game.

As for the plot of the game, Diablo III takes place in Sanctuary. It is the world that you have to save from the evil armies of the Burning Hell. It is the same world as in Diablo II. This dark fantasy world is really unfortunate as the dark forces never get tired of ruining things and being the hero of this new generation, you have the responsibility to temporarily stop this evilness. I said temporarily because you know, Diablo IV might come out and take place in Sanctuary again.

As for the gameplay, expect it to be very similar with the previous game but with additions, refinements and improvements. The perspective is in top-down view which I actually prefer when it comes to RPG games. Of course there is a multiplayer through the Battle.net service. Other good additions are the enhanced quest system, the random level generator and the random encounter generator which ensures that the game will have variance when replayed.

And to spoil things a bit, let me introduce to you the different classes in Diablo III. It includes the new witch doctor, barbarian, wizard, monk and demon hunter.  Wait, did I mention that you can now choose the gender of your character?

Catherine Preview

Not even a month to go when Catherine will be released on PlayStation 3. Before it hits the stores across the world, you need to have preview of it whether it is worth buying.

In the game Vincent likes Katherine, his girlfriend, who is smart, pretty and successful. There is one trouble with her. She starts talking about long-term commitments which was always avoided by Vincent.

FarCry 3 Released In 2012

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In the press conference at E3 2011, French publisher Ubisoft has announced that the first-person shooter Far Cry 3 will be released for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal Studios, Ubisoft Shanghai and Massive Entertainment, Far Cry 3 will be starring Jason Brody, situated on a tropical island where his actions will determine the course of the story.

Press Release

 

London, UK – June 6, 2011 –Today, during a press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft® announced the development of Far Cry 3®, marking the return of the highly-acclaimed video game franchise. Development on Far Cry 3 is led by Ubisoft Montréal with the support of Ubisoft Shanghai and Massive Entertainment. Far Cry 3 will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the Sony® PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows® PC in 2012.

With Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise, where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles they choose to fight to the allies or enemies they make along the way. As Jason Brody, players will slash, sneak and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of morality.

“Far Cry 3 brings something new and unexpected, while still building upon the foundations of excellence that are inherent to the Far Cry brand,” said Dan Hay, producer at Ubisoft Montréal. “Whether you’re already a fan of the Far Cry series or jumping into the franchise for the very first time, you’re going to be blown away by the gritty story and epic adventure we’re going to deliver.”