So, PAX Prime has rolled into its final day, and our own Sarah the Rebel is still out there taking in as much info as she can.
Like a good writer, I’m sitting in the dark and in no way am I stewing in a jealous rage. My duty is to bring you as much of day three of PAX as possible, so here we go.
Far Cry 3, dammit!
Ubisoft showed off new gameplay from Far Cry 3, showcasing their Assassin’s Creed-inspired outpost system, some fast-paced vehicle action, and intense combat, as well as the gigantic scope of the game world. Also new to the Far Cry series is the ability to shoot ravenous packs of wild dogs! Just what I’ve always wanted in a game!
Far Cry 3 is shaping up to be a visceral, bloody new chapter in the critically-acclaimed first-person series, and I’ve got to say, I’m pretty excited. Check the PAX demo:
What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kirby than blowing bubblegum!?
536 people gathered together and blew chewing gum bubbles simultaneously, setting a new Guinness World Record, which is likely to hold until Jigglypuff fans get brave. This was organized to celebrate both Kirby’s 20th anniversary as well as the upcoming release of Kirby’s Dream Collection Special Edition. Check the full article here, and marvel at their bonkin’ t-shirts.
Metal Gear Solid fans have something new to void their bowels in excitement over. Hideo Kojima sat down for a one-hour long panel (!) in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear series, and spoke (through a translator) on many fascinating things, including the development of series mainstay Solid Snake as a character over the years, and the brand new Fox engine that’s sure to power all sorts of interesting Kojima projects in the future.
He capped off the panel with a segment regarding the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, which he’s clearly very passionate about.
And we showed you the gameplay trailer yesterday, but now there’s a slightly longer version.
Gears of War: Judgement sports a new multiplayer mode called Free-For-All, which eschews the cover-based gameplay typical of the Gears of War series in favor of fast-paced, chaotic gunfights. You won’t have any teammates to bail you out, and it’s clear from the video on IGN that you’ll be dying. A lot.
It’s certainly different, but “different” doesn’t necessarily mean “doesn’t suck.” Hopefully we’ll know more about this new mode soon.
Hey, you guys like Ratchet & Clank, right?
So, Insomniac announced a new title.
Ratchet & Clank: Deadlocked HD, coming to PSN later in the year! If you remember Deadlocked, it took the the arena-based combat that would occasionally crop up in the original three R&C titles, and cranked it up to eleven. Insomniac also announced a project with video game collective iam8bit, stating that they’ll be producing Ratchet & Clank screenprints.
To be honest, the thing that excites me most about seeing the fourth Ratchet & Clank game re-released in HD is the possibility that it could lead to the fourth Jak & Daxter game, Jak X: Combat Racing, getting the same treatment.
I would die happy.
Stay tuned for Sarah’s in-depth coverage of PAX Prime upon her return. Until then, the rest of us will continue mumbling jealously in the dark like mature adults!