Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 marks the first appearance of the new animated TV series on PSP, and uses plot elements from the show's 'Dark Signers' episodes within its Story Mode. The new game's graphics have been designed to perfectly recreate characters and settings from the TV show, with stunning anime likenesses bringing the game's 14 duelists, and a huge supporting cast, to vivid life. Likewise, the same visuals are used to detail the many traps, spells and monsters that are used during battles, with in-game cameras panning to show off the various conflicts from a series of stunning vantage points.
The game's Story Mode provides a focal point for single-player use, and recreates the Neo Domino City and Satellite locations of the TV show. Players can move freely around these areas, and a different scenario will unfold dependent on which character the user opts for, and the story will evolve organically based on decisions the player makes. Players also use the exploratory elements of the game to meet new people, challenge them to duels and to add and buy new Trading Cards for their deck.
The dueling elements of the game have also been expanded, with each of the game's many characters holding their own decks. The strength of these decks acts as an in-built difficulty level, with players working their way through the increasingly challenging rivals as they look to build their deck and establish themselves as the Champion Trading Card Duelist. In total, over 300 hours of gameplay await - enough for even the most ardent Yu-Gi-Oh! fans!
The social aspect of the Trading Card Game has also been retained, with the option for multi-player games for up to four Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. One-on-one duels, or two-against-two and variations thereof are all supported, and the online capabilities of the PSP are also used for additional download elements. Users can enter the passwords found on real Trading Cards and use them in the game in order to improve their card decks and their strategies
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4 represents a new high for the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, and Konami will also include three exclusive Trading Cards within each game's packaging.
Critically acclaimed, multi-million selling and still the most respected football title on the planet, Pro Evolution Soccer continues to be one of Konami?s flagship titles. The indications are that this latest incarnation will surpass everything that went before it and prove that PES 2008 will be the greatest version of the beautiful game to date.
Two new cover stars will grace the packshot with multiple player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo and England star Michael Owen endorsing the quality of PES 2008 by deciding to use their considerable talents alongside that of the game. As well as the outside having a new look, fans will be eager to know what new changes can be found inside the most important area of PES 2008 ? the gameplay.
PES 2008 will feature a brand new intelligence system, called Teamvision, that adapts and reacts to players own gameplay styles to ensure that the computer controlled opponents are always challenging and forcing the player to think and chance their style of play to avoid being out-thought by the game. It will learn counter attacks that target your weaknesses and look to exploit any repetitive tactics players use.
Defenders react better to danger, closing down the ball and charging at shots and the goalkeepers will hold shots that are closer to them as well. Teammates will make more intelligent runs into space and the close control has been sharpened to ensure quick and fluid passing and speedy attacks can be built.
A new World Tour Mode has also been added to the PSP version, adding yet another mode for PSP users to get stuck into. In a nod back to versions of PES from yesteryear, this mode will set a series of pre-defined challenges for users to try and complete. I could be as simple as scoring a hat-trick or more difficult challenges like scoring twice in the final two minutes of a match to ensure victory.
PSP owners can also play in the Master League is also back by popular demand and players can take advantage of full PS2 compatibility enabling you to transfer your progress from the PSP version onto the PS2.
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Owen new cover stars
- Teamvision AI â?? learns and reacts to players techniques
- More intelligent computer opponents
- Dramatic improvement at set pieces
- PSP version compatible with PS2 game
Marvel?s extensive roster if iconic heroes and villains including Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four all come together in Trading Card form to create this fantastic collectors dream in the Marvel Trading Card Game.
Players will be tasked with assembling a deck of cards from the huge selection available and using the established real-world ?VS System? pioneered by Upper Deck and go into head-to-head battles against another player. The beauty of this game is that thanks to not only the online and wireless capabilities of all formats, plus the cross platform compatibility of the PSP and PC versions, you?ll be able to play people from all over the world on different machines in huge tournaments.
Konami will be hosting competitions for big prizes, but the game also offers you the chance to set up your own tournaments as well as giving you access to an online store where you can trade cards with other users or simply sell or buy cards already up for sale. Both the PSP and DS versions will also feature local multiplayer support.
There is also a single player mode where you can choose to play as either a Marvel hero or villain, and the story progresses through battles in a comic book style sequence. As you advance, the chance to earn new cards will become available, thus boosting your deck for multiplayer games.
This is the perfect gaming accompaniment to the real trading cards, and is sure to be extremely popular with Marvel fans.
- Based on the popular Trading Card series
- The best Marvel characters are all available to collect
- Online shop to buy and sell cards
- Cross platform support
- Uses the established Upper Deck ?VS System?
DancingStage SuperNOVA 2 is the return of the original and best-selling dance series. Having sold over 2,000,000 copies to date, a whole host of new features have been incorporated into this latest title, with the ability for players to create their own dance steps or battle their way through a challenging career mode being two of the highlights.
The new Hyper Master Mode is the ultimate challenge for any DancingStage player. This mode presents players with courses that consist of four to eight missions, followed by a boss battle. Not only will defeating the boss ensure progression onto the next stage, the more missions dancers clear in different ways, the more points they will get and secrets will be unlocked.
An absolute must-have for parties, groups of friends can enjoy a whole night of dancing fun, battling against each other or working together through the Hyper Master Mode. The popular Workout Mode returns to SuperNOVA 2 to help keep track of fitness levels and burn off those calories in a fun way and the Edit Mode offers the ability to create custom dance routines and let friends test them out!
With the difficulty being determined by how good the player is, the better they are at SuperNOVA 2, the harder it gets. Over 60 tracks compromising of over 90 minutes of music are packed onto the disc and with licensed songs by Gwen Stefani, Goldfrapp, Justin Timberlake and Paul Oakenfold among many others, there?s always music to suit all tastes.
Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network:
Enter the world of the Asharin Empire and avenge your kinsmen who have been taken prisoner by a tyrannical king. Puzzle Chronicles is a real-time puzzle role playing game featuring tactical gem-matching gameplay and deep role playing adventure.
Coloured gems constantly slide onto the battle board and you must organise like coloured gems into large blocks to perform attacks and magical spells to defeat your enemy. By chaining together consecutive attacks powerful combos can be unleashed on your foes.
As you progress through the story you will discover new weapons, armour, and spells. Equip these to enhance your character?s stats and add new skills to your arsenal and more strategic options in combat. You will also meet savage battle beasts that can be tamed and trained to fight alongside you in battle.
When you have honed your skills in quest mode, challenge your friends in multiplayer mode, either locally or online.
Nintendo DS and PSP:
Developed by respected puzzle game creators, Infinite Interactive, Puzzle Chronicles mixes colour-matching puzzles with role-playing themes and plotlines, allowing users to enhance their character by succeeding in various puzzle challenges and defeating the many opponent forces that confront them during the course of the adventure.
Puzzle Chronicles is set in the savage wastelands of the Asharin Empire. A despotic King has seized your countrymen and their kidnapping must be avenged. To topple the corrupt monarch, players must build their character into a great warrior capable of overthrowing the empire via a series of brain-twisting puzzle combat challenges.
The main game screen is split into two, distinct areas with a swathe of coloured gems dropping into the player's side of the screen, and that of their challenger. As like-coloured gems are activated, they are removed from play unleashing specific spells and physical attacks on the opponent, or unlocking items for use in the quest. Each adversary, however, has specific skills and magic or combat attributes, which force the player to vary their game accordingly.
A battle is won when the opposing player's energy is completely depleted, and the victor is then rewarded with experience points and key skills. Using these, players can enhance their character with new weaponry and better armour necessary to take on the game's bigger foes, and raising and training pets to fight alongside you. Tips on the whereabouts of treasures and unique items can also be found by defeating key rivals, and will prove useful later in the game.
Puzzle Chronicles also adds a series of sub-levels and side quests for the player to explore, with dungeons to be explored and looted, and a wealth of special magical items to be collected. This adds to the game's replay value immensely.