This Week In Gaming: 09/28 – 10/04


This week has been a good week for gaming. Square Enix released their Tokyo Game Show 2009 trailer for Final Fantasy XIII, coming in at seven minutes long and leaving a hunger for more. We get a look at new Mass Effect 2, Gay Tony, Last Rebellion and other media. Magna Carta II goes gold on Xbox 360 and much more.

Read on for this week in gaming.

Calendar Check
Trine dated for October 22 in the US
The Secret World delayed as Funcom cuts jobs

GTA IV: Gay Tony introduces three new characters
3D Dot Game Heroes gameplay videos surface
Take a look at Xbox LIVE Arcade’s free Joy Ride
Mass Effect 2 media highlight Subject Zero
TGS ‘09: White Knight Chronicles II HD trailer

Developers Speak
Dark Cloud 3 will happen if requested enough, says Level-5
Naughty Dog “would like to” work on Jak & Daxter PS3
L.A. Noire coming along “splendidly”, new details “very soon”
Bungie: Halo 3: ODST and Reach will have connections
Ueda: Team ICO Collection meeting due next week
Forza dev: We’ve not yet maxed out the Xbox 360
Nomura talks Final Fantasy Versus XIII gameplay, development

Bayonetta demo hits Japanese PSN, XBL in October
Uncharted 2 multiplayer demo now available to all
Need for Speed SHIFT demo arrives October 1st

Downloadable Content
Christmas comes to Tales of Vesperia PS3
Hydrophobia to be released episodically on Xbox LIVE
US PlayStation Store Update: October 1, 2009
Bust-A-Move, Military Madness, Football Genius hit XBLA
Fable II Episodes now on Xbox LIVE
LittleBigPlanet watches the Watchmen with DLC

Facts, Details
Demon’s Souls servers go live on October 6th
DeeJay revealed for Super Street Fighter IV
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time demo playable at GameStop
Kristen Bell returns for Assassin’s Creed II
White Knight Chronicles’ online system detailed
Assassin’s Creed II will do the sexy time
Last Rebellion media reveals gameplay, details
Creating Rorona in 3D Dot Game Heroes
Super Street Fighter IV features eight new characters, ultra combos

Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII TGS trailer now in English
Final Fantasy XIII marketing at its finest
Square Enix expects to sell six million copies of Final Fantasy XIII
TGS ‘09: Final Fantasy XIII HD trailer (Japanese)

Game Announce
Matt Hazard brings the Blood Bath and Beyond to PSN, XBL this Winter
Enslaved officially announced for Xbox 360 and PS3
Super Street Fighter IV brings T. Hawk and Juri to the fight
Alive & Undead announced for PlayStation Network

Gold Status
Magna Carta II reaches gold status on Xbox 360

Motion Control
Konami “very agressively” working towards motion control for PES

Pre-order Left 4 Dead 2, receive in-game bat

WET Review

Xbox 360 to get universal video capture?

Screenshots & Images
Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition detailed, first screens
3D Dot Game Heroes’ Ancient Hero, magic unveiled
White Knight Chronicles Georama images surface
DC Universe Online screens star Green Arrow

WarDevil website teases October reveal

PlayStation Home upgrades to v1.3 tomorrow

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