Pledges to bring smiles back
Japanese developer PlatinumGames has been responsible for some pretty innovative games over the past five years: Wii gorefest MadWorld and DS space RPG Infinite Space for Nintendo's formats, as well as the superlative Bayonetta and Vanquish for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Five years in and not a sequel in sight, PlatinumGames is something of an anomaly in the current..
The Capcom vein runs deep
It's always sad when a developer leaves a company responsible for giving us one of the more original and much-needed shake-ups in the Wii's library of games, but it's also interesting to see where they end up going. Shigenori Nishikawa, director of MadWorld, is to leave Platinum Games for a position at Tango, Shiji Mikami's Tokyo-based development studio. Mikami was one of..
Thinks mature-rated game was very well received
With all the whining and bellyaching over mature-rated games on Wii lately, it's interesting to hear about a studio so unfazed, even keen on the prospect of doing more in the area. And that studio is Platinum Games. Their first-ever release, the hyper-violent monochrome brawler M
We kick off our first game/chip music podcast with YMCK, Anamanaguchi, Metroid Metal and more!
Welcome to the first episode of NLFM, the new monthly Nintendo Life podcast focused on music from and inspired by video games! We feel game and chip music doesn't get the credit it deserves a lot of the time, so we decided to kickstart our own show...
It'll burrow into your skull like a lamp post.
One of my favorite parts about MadWorld was the soundtrack: stylized hip hop tunes that fit really well with the generally stylish carnage Jack would find himself in. It's probably my most enjoyed game soundtrack since No More Heroes unleashed Pleather For Breakfast on my boss-battling ears. Pictobits was pretty rad, too, but that's a different story..
Recent retail disappointments haven't dented Sega's confidence
As much as we loved Madworld and House of the Dead: Overkill, neither title sold particularly well, which has led many 'industry experts' to suggest that mature, hardcore games just can't find an audience on Nintendo's console. In the light of two high-profile commercial bombs you'd expect Sega to step back from mature gaming and..
See, people like killing each other on Wii too
Listmania continues! In a nice addition to last week's reveal of what Wii owner's play, Kotaku has compiled a list using the Nintendo Channel's play data on how much time is spent with M-rated games. Call of Duty: World at War steals the most play time, with the average user unloading 34:28 hours into it, no doubt due to online play. Out of the top 5..
Sega's latest hardcore Wii title didn't exactly open with the sales many expected.
While MadWorld certainly has received a lot of praise from the media and many gamers, Sega's latest hardcore Wii title didn't exactly open with the sales many expected. The NPD has confirmed that for the month of March, MadWorld managed to sell 66,000 units, a disappointing return for highly-anticipated hardcore..
Sensationalist garbage from The Sun? I know, I'm as shocked as you are!
UK's The Sun, the world's most highly-circulated tabloid, has attacked Sega's latest marketing stunt promoting the release of Platinum Games' Wii-exclusive stylised gorefest MadWorld which saw bloodied prosthetic limbs scattered across London. The prosthetics, coloured to match the game's signature monochromatic style and each..
SEGA's second horror serving, MadWorld, is released across the US today, March 10th.
MADWORLD is an inventive third-person action game exclusively for Wii. Produced by Atsushi Inaba, MADWORLD has a unique black and white style, depicting an incredibly sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3D worlds. As players battle opponents, they must master the use of various weapons and items found..
It has been revealed that Platinum Games producer, Atsushi Inaba, is already working on a new IP, possibly for Wii.
Develop Mag: What are you ambitions for the studio and the Japanese games market in 2009? Atsushi Inaba: We have been developing games since we started this company. We've got big titles coming out this year, MadWorld releasing very soon and Bayonetta later this year, and we hope..
SEGA announce that you'll be able to get your hands on some niffty MadWorld goodies here in the UK.
We know how you guys love our merchandise, so allow me to present to you some nice bits of MADWORLD merch that are available when you pre-order the game at various outlets in the UK. If you pre-order MADWORLD at HMV you can get the soundtrack CD for free. This is a 20-track CD full of kick-ass beats..
We've played the gorefest MadWorld from Platinum games, but is it all about the visuals?
MadWorld is a game that I've been wanting to play ever since I saw the first trailer. The "Sin City" comic book style is jawdroppingly cool, I wasn't sure what it'd be like in the flesh but it looks great. Having read other previews I'd heard of people complaining about the fact that the majority of..
SEGA confirm the US release date for new gore-fest MadWorld as March 10th, Europe to follow in Spring.
MADWORLD, is an inventive third-person action game exclusively for Wii. Produced by Atsushi Inaba, MADWORLD has a unique black and white style, depicting an incredibly sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3D worlds. As players battle opponents, they must master the use of various..
Ultra gore-fest MadWorld now has some cover artwork, its pretty cool, but will this game ever get released?
MADWORLD is an inventive third-person action game exclusively for Wii. Produced by Atsushi Inaba, MADWORLD has a unique black and white style, depicting an incredibly sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3D worlds. Questions have surrounded this game of late, whilst we think it'll..
One of the most talked about Wii titles this month has been ultra-violent gore-fest MadWorld, SEGA have released a new trailer for the game with even more gameplay footage than before - it looks fantastic.
MADWORLD is an inventive third-person action game exclusively for Wii. Produced by Atsushi Inaba, MADWORLD has a unique black and white style, depicting an incredibly sharp backdrop that..
British newspaper attacks violent "MadWorld" a good nine months before it's even released!
A new computer game tipped to be the most violent ever is being released exclusively on the so-called 'family friendly' Wii console. Nintendo will dramatically transform Wii's image with the release of ultra violent video game MadWorld which, 'revolves around the themes of brutality and exhilaration',..
SEGA tempt us even more with the gore-fest that is MadWorld.
In MADWORLD™, players participate in a game of life and death, where only the strong will survive. You play as Jack, who’s caught up in the terror of Death Watch, the murderous game created by the terrorists who call themselves ‘The Organizers’. To remain alive – and solve the mystery behind Death Watch – you must master the..
SEGA's recently announced worldwide partnership with with PlatinumGames is all set to bring "MadWorld" to Wii, a black & white ultra stylish third person action game.
Described on its own website as "Light-hearted Brutality" PlatinumGames' MadWorld sounds like winner, players are set to master the use of various weapons found within their environment, such as chainsaws and street signs,..