3D Dot Game Heroes: Gameplay promo video #2

3D Dot Game Heroes consistently seems to find itself in some kind of controversy. Familiar characters, music, settings… but if I happened to be Nintendo or anyone from the Zelda teams, I would be flattered.

While I’m not big in to RPG’s, I always thought the pure concept of this game looked great. Screen shots were great to look at, but I have to say, it’s the gameplay video that makes me most interested in someday getting a ‘hands on’ with this game.

Take a look at some great game play footage from Promotional Video #2. It’s another video from mid-October, like the Heavy Rain video we showed yesterday, but I have just been interested in taking a look at some of the more creative titles coming out of Japan, and hopefully arriving in the states some time soon!


Heavy Rain dev interview: "special presentation"

Just in case you missed it, this video was released on the Japanese Playstation Network in October of 2009. At the time I really didn’t care that much, but the more I hear about Heavy Rain, the more interested I get. I’m actually getting very excited to get my hands on this game, and this video really helped boost the interest level. They talk about the sheer amount of time spent in motion capture, they show a good deal of game play footage, without being too ‘spoilery’ (though if you’d prefer to play the entire game knowing as little as possible, you may not want to watch).

It’s been about 2 months since this video was originally released, but it’s release was not entirely wide-spread, and, again, the closer we get to the launch of Heavy Rain, I figure more people might be looking for things of this nature. Enjoy!


Gears of War 2 ViDoc #1: "Touch the Sound" – download it here!

Yesterday saw limited release of some Gears of War 2 promotional videos! “Touch the Sound” is the first in a series of ViDocs – and this one, of course, dealing directly with the sounds in the game. I’m quite excited to see it, myself!

Here is the official press release:
Today, Microsoft releases “Touch the Sound,” the first in a series of video documentaries that showcase the development of “Gears of War 2.”

“Touch the Sound” features interviews with Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski, senior producer Rod Fergusson and “Gears of War 2” soundtrack composer Steve Jablonsky (composer of the “Transformers” and “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” soundtracks). They describe the impact of the rich variety of audio in “Gears of War 2,” from the sound design to the voice acting and musical score.

Additional video documentaries will follow in the coming weeks, leading up to the worldwide November 7th launch of “Gears of War 2,” the Xbox 360 exclusive sequel to the 5 million selling “Gears of War.”

Then fun part is that I was given the opportunity to download multiple versions of these videos – some had improper capitalization (the “I” in the word “VIdeo”), and misspellings, and the other video package was corrected. True, this could be simple typographical error, or a drunk employee, but the fundamental difference is that one package is 4MB Larger, and is rated by the ESRB. One claims it is “No ESRPB” – whatever that may mean!

Any way, knowing my audience, why waste time with the ESRB rated crap, eh? I haven’t watched them, but knowing CliffyB (I will continue to use that name), these non ESRB ones will contain Not-Safe-For-Work (NSFW) language, and copious amounts of gore. Maybe there’s just no ESRB tag at the beginning of the video? Like I said, I haven’t had a chance to watch and compare. But for now, here are your links:
WMV Download in 480P (78.5 MB)
WMV Download in 720P (283 MB)

Keep in mind, this isn’t “Touch the Sound,” the documentary about Evelyn Glennie, the deaf percussionist. 😉