This week I am pleased to let you know that Resident Evil Afterlife is available to download in the store. If you buy the HD version, you also get an SD version to watch on your PSP. If you fancy watching any of the earlier movies, we have these too:
Resident Evil: Apocalypse £6.99 to buy or rent for £2.49
Click the video below to see Sackboy and the ever dulcet Stephen Fry parody a series of classic films in these little ads that UK readers can spot alongside Channel 5 movies to promote LittleBigPlanet 2 as we near its 21 January release.
With 24 different film parodies, see if you can spot them all. For those of you outside of Britain, Channel 5 is a terrestrial TV station that shows loads of great movies every evening and weekend afternoons; these sponsorship spots are also shown on Fiver and Five USA. For the next year, those films will be sponsored by PlayStation, so you’ll be seeing flashes of LBP2, Killzone 3 and more at the start, the end and during the breaks.
Can you work out what each of the films are? Most of them are pretty easy but ask me in the comments if you can’t figure any out.
Congratulations! You’ve hit rank 50 in another first-person shooter. Now it’s time for something completely different. Welcome to The UnderGarden.
We at Vitamin G Studios are excited to introduce you to our new game, coming to PSN this winter.
The UnderGarden is about exploration. It’s part game and part experience, with a little bit of puzzle solving mixed in. The game takes place across different worlds of windy tunnels, dark places filled with fog, and areas where electricity turns large rock gears endlessly. As the player, you float through these dark caverns, and fill them with colour and music. You’ll need to collect pollen to grow beautiful flowers and exotic plants. Some of these plants bear fruit, used to manipulate doors, levers, gears, and other contraptions you find along the way. There are also special items to collect, and new flora and fruit to discover, and as they bloom the lighting and animations make the entire environment spring to life. Music also plays a huge part in the game, and almost everything you touch makes different musical tones. As you fill the world with music, you’ll run into the musicians, who play different instruments and will keep you company on your journey.
The game supports drop-in/drop-out co-op play, so a second player can join in and play along for the whole game, or just a level or two. We wanted to make it fun for two people to play together, even if they aren’t both at the same skill level. In co-op, the second player is there to help the first gather pollen and solve puzzles. So you don’t have to worry about getting lost or left behind: they always get pulled along and you’ll always be close together. The second player can even just float around making everything colourful and musical while the first player does the heavy lifting: it’s up to you. We think it is a great way to get a friend or significant other into the game, especially if they don’t usually play games.
Many games are really fast-paced and full of tension. The UnderGarden is pretty much the polar opposite of that. It is about creating rather than destroying: you can’t die, you can’t really fail, and you play at your own pace. In the right state of mind, it is a nice relaxing experience. You can pour yourself a beverage, shut off the lights, and just float around the world. If you are a fan of games like Flower, or Flow, then you’ll be right at home here. Even if you spend more time playing shooters, The UnderGarden is a great change of pace to help you unwind afterwards.
So who are you and why are you here? Your name’s Ludwig and you’ve been described as everything from a floating baby to a space monkey. But who you really are, and what this place is, are things you’ll have to figure out on your own, so you’ll have to use your imagination there!
Over the next few weeks, we’ll talk about some of the ideas behind the game, and the music as we get closer to release.
Today, we’d like you to meet a true darts legend and a very good friend of ours: the one, the only…SID WADDELL!
On 30 November, Mark McGinley (Senior Producer at SCEE), the film crew and I braved the arctic winds, minus temperatures and fought through the snow in order to make our appointment in snow-covered Leeds with Sid.
Armed with a box of chocolates, two pints of milk and a box of PlayStation goodies for Sid and his family, we were somewhat cold but more than ready for a fun filled interview with the man himself, and also may I add made extremely welcome by Sid’s lovely wife Irene – thank you for the tea and coffee, Irene.
As you may or may not yet know, Sid weaved his magic and provided all the in-game commentary for Top Darts. The in-game script was specifically written for him and Sid brought the VO to life in a way only he can.
Sid is fondly known and well respected in the world of top flight (excuse the pun) Darts and we couldn’t wait to sit down and question the silver-tongued cavalier about his love of Darts and ask him a load of questions about the game and his experience working with the Dev team.
For an insight into the man behind the mic and to get all the inside track from the great man himself, take a look at the full interview above.