Trailers and Other Awesomeness

Posted by WhenYourGodGivesYouLemons On 8:36 PM

Kane & Lynch Dead Men was a successful outing for Eidos in 2007. While the game had it's faults there was enough about that enabled it to become a favourite with fans and executives. The game now has a film adaptation planned and will star Bruce Willis while today Square Enix, who picked up the game from Eidos, officially announced the sequel everyone knew was coming. The sequel, dubbed Dog Days, takes place in Shanghai's criminal underworld and will be released in 2010 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. To go with the announcement two flashy trailers have been released.

The CCTV footage is very cool, creating an amateurish but real look and apparently the game will reflect this more real style as it will provide a new user experience based around documentary style filmmaking. Plus the Bowling for Shanghai trailer is so cool, presenting a new way to open a door when you've forgot your keys or really need to get inside, quick.

There are also a couple of rumours flying round the web today. One stems from a job ad on Gamasutra. It's an ad for Sucker Punch studios, most famous for inFamous, who are looking for a:

Network Programmer

We are evaluating focused, easy to work with, and professional candidates to implement the on-line component for our forthcoming AAA title. We seek bright, energetic, and talented individuals who share our love of videogames and our passion for creating innovative and fun experiences. This job will involve both client-side and server-side work, and will be done primarily in C++.
The ad goes on to say that this position will be for a Playstation 3 game leading many to believe that this is an ad for inFamous 2 and will see the game implement an online component. This is still a rumour and we'll keep you posted.

Lastly everyone's favourite female bad ass Samus, from the Metroid Prime series of games, has neglected Nintendo's handheld of late. Metroid Prime: Hunters came out in 2006 and since then the DS hasn't seen any Metroid love. All is not lost though as Kensuke Tanabe, head of Metroid development, said that "we are always planning to make new games in the Metroid Prime series. Depending on the timing and the situation, we cannot deny the possibility of realizing it on the DS or DSi." So this means that in the future you could be once again battling it out in the Metroid universe on your handheld and this admission that they haven't given up on the DS will surely please series fans. 



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