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Cologne 2009: Gran Turismo 5 To Come This Year

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios with tags , , on August 24, 2009 by James Love

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At GamesCom, Polyphony Digital continued to demo Gran Turismo 5, showing off new features such as damage modelling on their cars. Surprisingly for Sony, they failed to announce a release date for the game at GamesCom.

With the game being playable at GamesCom, and Polyphony Digital’s Kazunori Yamauchi having admitted that Gran Turismo 5 is “at a point we can release it any time we want,” a release this year is probably. Additionally, he has also stated that GT5 will launch soon after GT PSP, “[We’re] just thankful that so many people are interested in Gran Turismo 5″, said Yamauchi, adding, “[It] should be out shortly after that date.”

This is further backed up by a brochure that was handed out recently in Cologne, saying on the brochure “4. Quartel 2009”.

You don’t exactly need to know much German to figure out what that means on the brochure.

It is likely that GT5 will have a big push come TGS, which begins on September 24th.

Find the picture after the jump.

Thanks, GTPlanet

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Cologne 2009: Lost Planet 2 Trailer

Posted in Capcom, GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Trade Shows 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , on August 22, 2009 by James Love

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Capcom showed off two trailers for forthcoming game Lost Planet 2 at GamesCom.

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Cologne 2009: New ModNation Racers Trailer Shown

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Trade Shows 2009 with tags , on August 20, 2009 by James Love

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A new trailer for ModNation Racers was shown today at GamesCom by developers United Front Games. The trailer shows a track being created in a desert, with the initial track being built and the land around it being sculpted and tweaked.

As always, the trailer is after the jump.

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Cologne 2009: Gran Turismo 5 Damage Showcased

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Trade Shows 2009 with tags , , on August 19, 2009 by James Love

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The feature many Gran Turimso fans have longed to have for years, damage modelling, can now be seen in GT5 but it has only  been shown on racing cars so far and not to road going models, so it is possible that damage will be limited as when the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV and the Subaru Impreza collide, the Evo is left in perfect condition.

The most likely reason for damage not being on the road cars is that it is probable that Polyphony Digital was unable to secure rights to damage for all the road cars as some manufacturers might not have taken too kindly at their models being smashed up.

The damage trailer follows the jump.

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Cologne 2009: Konami Bring Two New Games to Wii

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, Konami, Nintendo Wii, Trade Shows 2009 with tags , , , on August 19, 2009 by James Love

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During their press conference at GamesCom, Konami announced two new titles heading to Wii. The first is The Tower of Shadow. Described as being very ICO-like, Tower of Shadow has you guiding a boy’s shadow through a tower. It is set to launch sometime in 2010.

The second game shown was a new addition to the Silent Hill series entitled Shattered Memories.You must guide Harry Mason through the town of Silent Hill while he searches for his daughter. The game uses the Wii Remote as a torch and mobile phone as Mason looks for clues about his daughter.

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Cologne 2009: Final Fantasy XIV Gameplay

Posted in GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Square Enix, Trade Shows 2009 with tags , , on August 19, 2009 by James Love

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An alpha build of Square Enix’s upcoming FF MMO was debuted at GamesCom today.

Final Fantasy XIV is set to launch on PS3 in 2010.

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Cologne 2009: Army Of Two: 40th Day Trailer

Posted in EA, GamesCOM - Cologne 2009, PlayStation 3, Trade Shows 2009, Xbox 360 with tags on August 19, 2009 by James Love

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Although not part of EA’s main presentation, Army of Two: 40th Day was previewed at GamesCom.

The campaign will deal with Tyson Rios and Elliot Salem as they attempt to escape from Shanghai. Gameplay has been tweaked to offer new tactical options such as feigning surrender to outflank the enemy, human shields, and automated covering. For example, if Salem is running to a column or a piece of debris he will automatically go into cover mode.

Army Of Two: 40th Day is set to launch on December 1st on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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