Lucasarts has announced a new Star Wars Battlefront game titled “Renegade Squadron” offering a new story taking place between Star Wars, and Return of the Jedi. Many common Star Wars planets like Hoth, Tatooine, and Yavin’s fourth moon will return as well as little known places like Sullust. In a very SOCOM manner, players can not only choose classes but customize their characters weapon selection and such! On top of all of this, this new title will support SIXTEEN PLAYER INFRASTRUCTURE.

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Star Wars Battlefront®: Renegade Squadronâ„¢ is the previously untold story of a ragtag ensemble of battle-hardened rogues and scoundrels assembled by Han Solo. Gathered to execute some of the most secretive operations in the Rebel Alliance’s war against the Galactic Empire, the Renegade Squadron participates in battles spanning the galaxy. From the Valley of the Sith on Korriban to a dogfight in space through the remains of Alderaan, Solo directs the team on missions of sabotage, rescue and retrieval. 


  • Beginning with the evacuation of Yavin 4 (end of A New Hope) and ending with the Battle of Endor (Return of the Jedi), the original story features 11 battles as seen through the eyes of a clandestine Rebel team personally selected by Han Solo.
  • Millions of possible customizations directly affect gameplay to an even greater degree than the predetermined character classes of previous Star Wars Battlefront games.
  • Earn credits to upgrade and customize soldiers’ attributes (health, speed, agility), equipment (weapons, items) and appearance (species, body, insignia, uniform colors).
  • New maps include Ord Mantell, Boz Pity, Korriban, Sullust and Saleucami, plus new space battles at Kessel, Hoth, Bespin, and the remnants of Alderaan. Renegade Squadron also adds a second Hoth map, plus a new interpretation of Endor.
  • For the first time, fly as heroes in space aboard the Millennium Falcon, Darth

This confirms that it’s the only Battlefront game of 2007… Looks like it could be a hardcore system seller.

Happy Mother’s Day… Almost!

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Stuck on what to get mom for Mother’s Day? A nice Pink DS Lite sounds spiffy to me! DS Lite’s are selling a ridiculous amount, and Nintendo would love for you to add ink in to their money printer by picking up another one. Mother’s Day is on the 13th, and if you’re strapped for a gift… Ahem. Yeah.
Too bad my mom already has one. What am I going to do?

Dragon Quest IX – Hot Shots

Kiff News has some new, super slick shots of Square Enix’s DS Bound-To-Be-a-Powerhouse RPG title, Dragon Quest IX.

Score them at the link, or keep on lookin’. ;)

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Jeanne D’Arc – She’s a Witch! And lookin’ fine…!

Jeremy Parish wrote up a really cool article on Jeanne D’Arc this week. For those of you out of the ‘know’, it’s essentially a historical twist on the story of ol’ Joan of Ark, the French Crusader… Crusaderess? Anywho, it’s a really great looking title and the first batch of English screens are starting to pour in.

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As far as I know it’s out in Japan already, but if not feel free to call me out on it. Its adamantly anime art style mixed with some cool 3D Cel-Shading proves to be a decent looking PSP title for sure. It’s a Tactics game in the vein of Final Fantasy Tactics or Vandal Hearts (oh man, that game is good!) so fans of strategical RPGs should be jumping out of their socks right about now. More over, it uses a deep character customization system to mix things up and help you wade through the tides of a whacky war.

Check out the Official Site for some really gorgeous stuff too.

Level 5 is pushing this game later this year. Look forward to it. Or Else.

[Source!] 

Rockstar Games: On the Cheap!

I’m not so sure about you fellow Canadians, but I REALLY wish I had a Circuit City near me. They’re few and far between, so I think a roadtrip is order. Why? As if The Warriors wasn’t already a steal at $20 (American, that is!) it’s rockin’ the shelf at $15. Also a steal at Circuit City is GTA: Liberty City Stories, Midnight Club III: DUB Edition.

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Check out their PSP Game page Here for a shockingly badass list of games.

In other Cheap-Bastard news, look in the Best Buy bargain bins kids – GTA: Vice City Stories is also hitting for $20… American. ;)

Enjoy your games, you cheapo’s.

Thanks for the tip, PSP Fanboy.

Assassins Creed may go Dual Screen…?

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Kotaku seems to think so. Apparently, it’s in GameStop’s database, and Gamefly’s rental list.

Anyone have any thoughts on this? How will it work? The climbing dynamic is supposed to be really deep, and after the horrid “Stealth” game that was Tenchu, what can we expect from Ubi? TMNT wasn’t so good on the DS… What do you want to see in Assassins Creed DS? Or do you at all? I can’t complain, but am super skeptical.

Masi “Hiro” Oka Loves His PSP!

The official Sony Playstation Portable website has a really cool article, an interview with Masi Oka, Hiro Nakamura on NBC’s “Heroes”. He explains in depth as to why he loves the PSP – it’s a really cool read if you want to learn more about your PSP!

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Check out the Interview Here

“I like playing the puzzle games, because as an actor, I’m always trying to kill time on the set,” said Oka. “On ‘Heroes,’ there’s a lot of waiting. I can’t play a long role-playing game, because once you get into that, you get so hooked, you don’t want to stop. The AD is trying to get you to the set and you’re in your trailer yelling, ‘Hold on, I’m almost done.’ But you’re never really done. I like playing self-contained games like sports or puzzle games.”

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Brothers in Arms is easily my favorite WWII Franchise, and these shocking screens have me looking forward to what will surely NOT be another half assed FPS game on the DS…

Also arousing this blogger is the new Harvest Moon images…

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Harvest Moon, now, is one of my all time favorite SNES, and PSX Games (Back to Nature FTW!) and I missed out on HMDS the first time for my lack of time at the time, and mediocre reviews… We’ll see how it goes though, I might just have to pick it up to get hyped!

Thanks KiffNews

I dig the French sometimes :)

Daxter and Gabe Logan for sale: 20 bucks!

As if the phenomenal gameplay and visuals weren’t enough, both Daxter and Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror are retailing for a cool 20 bucks! Holy ****! If you were foolish enough to dodge two of 2006′s greatest PSP titles, then you have absolutely no reason not to load up SFDM online, or Daxter’s really awesome single player campaign. Both games are killer app’s on the Playstation Portable, without a doubt. Hit up the links to buy them individually, or buy both here! Greatest Hits entries sure are swell, huh? Both titles reached the status this week! Happy Half Million Sold Day everyone!

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This could really save those who now have no reason not to buy a PSP …

Enjoy kids.

More like “CheaPSP”!

Looks like retailers are slashing away the PSP’s $199.99 price point.

Need a new console for homebrew? Looks like now’s the time kids. If you don’t already own a PSP, you can’t lose at this price. It’s almost the same price as the DS by now! However, it’s only the Core pack… No games. No memory stick. But when you buy a DS that’s all you get so you can’t complain too much.

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Good news is the best news huh, kids?

Thanks Engadget!

New Ninja Gaiden DS Screens!

Ninja Gaiden Sigma is coming quick on the PS3, and if you don’t want to fork out 600 simoleans to play it, check out 1up.com for some SCHWEET new Screens…

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Like holding your DS like a book? I hope so… I don’t quite know how comfortable I will be holding it sideways, and playing Ninja Gaiden in a three dimensional environment. Drawing letters on the screen induces some magical attacks, but how you’ll control Ryu Hayabusa, while attacking, with ONE HAND, is beyond me. Any tips for me guys?

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As one of my all time favorite XBOX Games, and with the mass potential the PS3 game has, can we rely on the DS version to be as good as it SHOULD be?

T-Mobile HotSpotSony has teamed up with T-Mobile to offer six months of complimentary wi-fi access through T-Mobile’s nationwide HotSpot service. The catch is that you must be using the latest 3.30 firmware. If you’re using 3.30, just go to your nearest T-Mobile HotSpot and choose the “Use Wireless HotSpot” option to get started. The nice thing about T-Mobile HotSpots is that they’re all over the place. You can find them in Starbucks, Borders, airports, and a whole slew of other locations.

Don’t get too excited just yet though; the promotion page says to “Look for the T-Mobile HotSpot call-out on the packaging of T-Mobile supported PSP games” so it may be that only certain games are playable using T-Mobile HotSpots. If that’s the case, shame on you Sony for using such an underhanded tactic to get us to buy more games. If not, play on!

[via PlayStation]



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