Also out today is the equally violence driven KillZone 3 for the PlayStation 3. Sony describe this latest iteration as ''¦ the most cinematically advanced Killzone yet, Guerrilla studios has introduced a huge visual upgrade to the third instalment in the franchise. New simulation and texturing technology make for a dramatic array of special effects - from waves crashing over your head to devastating vehicle explosions. And with no loading screens in between gameplay to pull you out of the story, Killzone 3 feels more like a feature length film than a video game. See the story unfold before you in a flurry of High Definition, 3D splendour, brought to life with a terrifying audio soundtrack from Hollywood's most legendary bad boys. Malcolm McDowell, famed for his dark performance as Alex in A Clockwork Orange, expertly portrays the voice of sadistic Helghast warlord Jorhan Stahl. And London-born Ray Winstone, known for his mobster roles in blockbusters like The Departed, provides the voice of Admiral Orlock.'
'Fully PlayStation®Move compatible, you'll feel even closer to the action in a nerve-shatteringly immersive experience. Look your enemy in the eye as you get up close with the brutal new close-combat system, or seek refuge from the Helghast onslaught as you take time out to manually reload - all using the Move controller. The arrival of the PlayStation Move sharp shooter in Australia next month, will only add to the immersive experience - taking out the Helghast has never felt more realistic! Housing the motion controller and navigation controller, the sharp shooter, developed by Guerrilla Games and Zipper Interactive, provides the most intuitive and immersive control experience yet.'
In the review of KillZone 3, iTWire said: 'Unlike Call Of Duty however, and this is a big plus, you will never get stuck in an endless spawn scenario, whilst there are plenty of fanatical Helghast to gun down, with troopers, heavies, fast moving tough 'Capture' hand-to-hand specialists and snipers to deal with, every kill feels like an advancement in the game, and you the player feel part of a greater war like few games in the past.'
Finally, today folks can check out de Blob 2, from local developer Blue Tongue Entertainment. This time around de Blob has made the leap from a Wii exclusive and comes in vivid HD on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as the Nintendo platforms.
With added richness and expansiveness that the HD platforms provide, the team at Blue Tongue has managed to further spread their development wings with bigger arenas coupled with funky music and visuals to bring the criminally overlooked original game to a larger audience.
From our original hands-on with the game some months back there has been significant work done on the controls for the game so that, in the world of twin-stick controllers, we still get as much free-flowing painting fun as we did with the carefree waggle controls on the Wii.
Look for a full review of de Blob 2 soon.