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GTA: Chinatown Wars to feature entire Liberty City


Chinatown Wars DS Screenshot Montage

It has been revealed that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS will feature the entirety of Liberty City, except for the real-life New Jeresy.

In addition to Chinatown, the game features the full areas of Duke, Bohan, Broker and algonquin from Grand Theft Auto IV.

Also revealed by Spanish magazine Hispana is the ability to hail a cab by whistling/yelling into the DS’ built-in microphone and the obvious fact that the PDA, GPS and radio are all controlled by using the bottom touch-screen.
And in addition to the highly controversial GTA: Chinatown Wars drug-selling mini-game, the magazine also reports that there will be “a good way to make money in the game.” Which can mean so many things I don’t even wanna think about it.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2009 exclusively for Nintendo DS and is being developed by Rockstar Leeds and Rockstar North.

Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 release date is November 17, 2008


Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 on WiiOn November 17th 2008, Harmonix will release Rock Band Track Pack Volume 2 for the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS2. Like the first Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1, it is a standalone product that will add the 20 songs on the disc to your Rock Band or Rock Band 2 video game, for the price of $29.99.

Naturally, the track pack’s are primarily for those who do not have an Internet connection and thus are unable to download additional songs to their game. All the songs on the disc are Master Recordings of songs that were previously released as downloadable content on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. And like with the AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack you will get a code that allows you to transfer the songs off the disc to either Rock Band 1 or Rock Band 2.

The below list is ordered by band name and followed by song title. You’ll notice they link to a video of the song itself or the song being played in the game (depending on availability), each video will pop up in a new window for you to watch when you click on the link.

Here’s the full list including videos for each song:

1. Avenged Sevenfold / Afterlife
2. Blondie / Call Me
3. Weezer / El Scorcho
4. Devo / Girl U Want
5. Maximo Park / Girls Who Play Guitars
6. Disturbed / Indestructible
7. Angels & Airwaves / It Hurts
8. The Cars / Just What I Needed
9. The Police / Message in a Bottle
10. Pixies / Monkey Gone to Heaven
11. Duran Duran / Rio
12. Mötley Crüe / Saints of Los Angeles
13. Lynyrd Skynyrd / Simple Man
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers / Snow (Hey Oh)
15. Nine Inch Nails / The Perfect Drug
16. Fall Out Boy / This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race
17. Papa Roach / Time Is Running Out
18. Garbage / Why Do You Love Me
19. Judas Priest / You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
20. Smashing Pumpkins / Zero

Guitar Hero World Tour downloadable content (songs for Wii)


World Tour - Band Kit on Wii (includes guitar, drums and mic)Guitar Hero World Tour is finally out and in the hands of those who want to rock and Wii owners should be happy to know that they finally are getting true downloadable content just like in the other versions of the game (and Guitar Hero 3 for other systems) and that includes downloadable songs!

Guitar Hero World Tour (just the game) on WiiThe below list is ordered by band name and followed by song title and the amount of Wii Points needed to buy the song. You’ll notice they link to a video of the song itself or the song being played in the game (depending on availability), each video will pop up in a new window for you to watch when you click on the link.

Here’s the full list including videos for each song:

1. An Endless Sporadic – “Anything” (free)
2. Sworn – “Electro Rock” (free)
3. Ted Nugent’s Original Guitar Duel (free)
4. Zakk Wylde’s Original Guitar Duel (free)
5. Blind Melon – “No Rain” (200 Wii Points)
6. Boston – “Rock and Roll Band” (200 Wii Points)
7. Foreigner – “Hot Blooded” (200 Wii Points)
8. Metallica – “Broken, Beat & Scarred” (200 Wii Points)
9. Metallica – “Cyanide” (200 Wii Points)
10. Metallica – “My Apocalypse” (200 Wii Points)
11. Rick Springfield – “Jessie’s Girl” (200 Wii Points)

Coming Soon

1. Oasis – “Bag it Up” (200 Wii Points)
2. Oasis – “The Shock of the Lightning” (200 Wii Points)
3. Oasis – “Waiting for the Rapture” (200 Wii Points)
4. R.E.M. – “Horse to Water” (200 Wii Points)
5. R.E.M. – “Man-Sized Wreath” (200 Wii Points)
6. R.E.M. – “Supernatural Superserious” (200 Wii Points)

Via NeoCrisis

Nintendo DSi demo videos show the new handheld’s details


DSi vs DS Lite screenshot comparisonNintendo has released a new four-minute video that runs through all the features of the new Nintendo DSi. It’s basically a DS Lite vs DSi comparison but in video form.

It includes a very extensive look at all the crazy things you can do with pictures and videos, thanks to the DSi’s two built-in cameras and the SD Card slot. It shows how you can manipulate the photos and even do cool stuff like swapping the faces of two different people and the ability to change the colors of their clothes! I was surprised at the amount of things you can do, as it seems pretty high, much higher than what you got with the Wii’s Photo Channel.

The video also shows off the microphone and the new voice and music features, including the way you can manipulate your voice or the sound of music, making it deeper or higher pitched. You also get a look at the new menu system, among other things. Note that the video is entirely in Japanese.

The DSi has not yet been announced for American release, but it will be coming sometime next year, likely later rather than earlier.

Published on October 30th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , ,

Full Guitar Hero On Tour Decades song list revealed. See the complete 28-track set list including videos!


Decades DS Screenshot

Activision has revealed the complete 28-track song list for Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades for the DS, the sequel to the massive DS Guitar Hero hit, Guitar Hero On Tour.

Decades DS BundleGuitar Hero On Tour: Decades for the DS has a release date of November 16th, 2008 and will cost $50 for the game bundled with the guitar grip or $35 for the standalone game if you already bought Guitar Hero On Tour.

The below list is ordered by band name and followed by song title. You’ll notice they each link to a music video that will pop up in a new window for you to watch when you click on the link.

Here’s the full list including videos for each song:

1. Alien Ant Farm – “Smooth Criminal”
2. The All-American Rejects – “Dirty Little Secret”
3. Blind Melon – “No Rain”
4.Blondie – “One Way Or Another”
5. Bon Jovi – “You Give Love A Bad Name”
6. Boston – “Rock and Roll Band”
7. The Darkness – “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”
8. Edgar Winter Group – “Free Ride”
9. Fall Out Boy – “The Take Over, The Breaks Over”
10. Foo Fighters – “The Pretender”
11. Free – “All Right Now”
12. Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle”
13. Joe Satriani – “Satch Boogie”
14. Journey – “Any Way You Want It”
15. Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
16. Linkin Park – “One Step Closer”
17. Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
18. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama (live)”
19. Paramore – “Crushcrushcrush”
20. Queen – “We Are The Champions”
21. R.E.M. – “The One I Love”
22. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Can’t Stop”
23. Sammy Hagar – “I Can’t Drive 55”
24. Seether – “Remedy”
25. Smashing Pumpkins – “Tarantula”
26. Stone Temple Pilots – “Down”
27. Veruca Salt – “Volcano Girls”
28. Weezer – “Buddy Holly”

All Lips song lists revealed for the Xbox 360 karaoke game in various countries


Lips game for Xbox 360Each version of the Xbox 360 karaoke game Lips will have 40 songs in its playlist, spanning party-favourite genres and decades from artists such as Coldplay, Leona Lewis, Radiohead and Nirvana. With more songs planned to be released via downloadable content on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Plus, you can even plug in your MP3 player and sing along to your OWN music collection while a virtual music video accompanies your performance. Additionally, US retailers Gamestop and Amazon are offering 8 free songs to anyone who pre-orders Lips.

The game comes packaged with two wireless motion-sensitive microphones. This ties in with the features that allow you to compete against your friends or family and a co-operative element that allows you to try and crack the song together. Lips will hit stores in America on November 14th and in Europe on November 21st, 2008.

North American list:
1. a-ha “Take on Me”
2. Nirvana “In Bloom”
3. Alicia Keys “No One”
4. Peter Bjorn and John “Young Folks”
5. Aly & AJ “Potential Break Up Song”
6. Queen “Another One Bites the Dust”
7. Avril Lavigne “Complicated”
8. R.E.M. “The One I Love”
9. Ben E. King “Stand by Me”
10. Radiohead “Fake Plastic Trees”
11. Beyonce “Irreplaceable”
12. The Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated”
13. Blondie “Call Me”
14. Rascal Flatts “Stand”
15. Chris Brown “With You”
16. Rihanna “Umbrella”
17. Coldplay “Yellow”
18. Roxette “Listen to Your Heart”
19. Depeche Mode “Personal Jesus”
20. Sara Bareilles “Love Song”
21. Destiny’s Child “Survivor”
22. Sheryl Crow “Soak Up the Sun”
23. Dido “White Flag”
24. Taylor Swift “I’m Only Me When I’m With You”
25. Duffy “Mercy”
26. The Bangles “Walk Like an Egyptian”
27. Duran Duran “Hungry Like the Wolf”
28. The Fray “Over My Head (Cable Car)”
29. John Denver “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
30. The Jackson 5 “ABC”
31. Johnny Cash “Ring of Fire”
32. The Police “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”
33. Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love”
34. The Raveonettes “Love in a Trashcan”
35. Lil’ Mama “Lip Gloss”
36. Trace Adkins “Ladies Love Country Boys”
37. Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos) “Superstar”
38. Weezer “Island in the Sun”
39. Maroon 5 “Makes Me Wonder”
40. Young MC “Bust a Move”

United Kingdom list:
1 No One – Alicia Keys
2 Stand By Me – Ben E. King
3 Irreplaceable – Beyoncé
4 Call Me – Blondie
5 Boogie 2Nite – Booty Luv
6 With You – Chris Brown
7 Yellow – Coldplay
8 Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
9 Survivor – Destiny’s Child
10 White Flag – Dido
11 Mercy – Duffy
12 Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran
13 An End Has A Start – Editors
14 It’s Raining Men – Geri Halliwell
15 Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
16 Ring Of Fire – Johnny Cash
17 Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
18 Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall
19 Love At First Sight – Kylie Minogue
20 Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
21 Superstar – Lupe Fiasco (feat. Matthew Santos)
22 Makes Me Wonder – Maroon 5
23 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day – Morcheeba
24 In Bloom – Nirvana
25 Young Folks – Peter Bjorn And John
26 Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
27 Fake Plastic Trees – Radiohead
28 I Wanna Be Sedated – Ramones
29 Umbrella – Rihanna
30 Listen To Your Heart – Roxette
31 Amazing – Seal
32 Put ‘Em High – Stonebridge
33 Song For Whoever – The Beautiful South
34 Just Like Heaven – The Cure
35 ABC – The Jackson 5
36 Naïve – The Kooks
37 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
38 I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
39 Love In A Trashcan – The Raveonettes
40 Bust A Move – Young MC

Scandinavian list:
1 The Sign Ace of Base
2 Take On Me a-ha
3 No One Alicia Keys
4 Complicated Avril Lavigne
5 Stand By Me Ben E. King
6 Call Me Blondie
7 No Promises Bryan Rice
8 It’s Not The Fall That Hurts Caesars
9 With You Chris Brown
10 Yellow Coldplay
11 Personal Jesus Depeche Mode
12 White Flag Dido
13 Mercy Duffy
14 Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran
15 Let’s Groove Earth, Wind & Fire
16 Ring Of Fire Johnny Cash
17 Can I Get Get Get Junior Senior
18 Ruby Kaiser Chiefs
19 Love At First Sight Kylie Minogue
20 Bleeding Love Leona Lewis
21 Himlen Runt Hörnet Lisa Nilsson
22 Makes Me Wonder Maroon 5
23 Special Mew
24 Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day Morcheeba
25 In Bloom Nirvana
26 Young Folks Peter Bjorn And John
27 Another One Bites The Dust Queen
28 Fake Plastic Trees Radiohead
29 I Wanna Be Sedated Ramones
30 Umbrella Rihanna
31 Listen To Your Heart Roxette
32 Amazing Seal
33 Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles
34 Erase/Rewind The Cardigans
35 Hate To Say I Told You So The Hives
36 ABC The Jackson 5
37 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police
38 Love In A Trashcan The Raveonettes
39 Eg Vil Ha Deg Valkyrien Allstars
40 Bust A Move Young MC

German list:
1. 2raumwohnung – “36 Grad”
2. Ace of Base- “The Sign”
3. Alicia Keys – “No One”
4. Avril Lavigne – “Complicated”
5. Beyoncé – “Irreplaceable”
6. Blondie – “Call Me”
7. Chris Brown – “With You”
8. Coldplay – “Yellow”
9. De Randfichten – “Lebt Denn Dr Alte Holzmichel Noch…?”
10. Depeche Mode – “Personal Jesus”
11. Dido – “White Flag”
12. DJ Ötzi (feat. Nik P.) – “Ein Stern (…Der Deinen Namen Trägt)”
13. Duffy – “Mercy”
14. Fettes Brot – “Emanuela”
15. Fool’s Garden – “Lemon Tree”
16. Johnny Cash – “Ring Of Fire”
17. Kaiser Chiefs – “Ruby”
18. Kylie Minogue – “Love At First Sight”
19. Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love”
20. Maroon 5 – “Makes Me Wonder”
21. Modern Talking – “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul”
22. Morcheeba – “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day”
23. Nena – “99 Luftballons”
24. Nirvana – “In Bloom”
25. OOMPH! – “Augen Auf!”
26. Peter Bjorn And John – “Young Folks”
27. Peter Schilling – “Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst)”
28. Pohlmann – “Wenn Jetzt Sommer War”
29. Queen – “Another One Bites The Dust”
30. Radiohead – “Fake Plastic Trees”
31. Ramones – “I Wanna Be Sedated”
32. Reamonn – “Supergirl”
33. Rihanna – “Umbrella”
34. Roger Cicero – “Frauen Regier’n Die Welt”
35. Roland Kaiser – “Santa Maria”
36. Roxette – “Listen To Your Heart”
37. Seal – “Amazing”
38. The Jackson 5 – “ABC”
39. Xavier Naidoo – “Dieser Weg”
40. Yvonne Catterfeld – “Erinner Mich Dich Zu Vergessen”

Australian version exclusives:
1. Cold Chisel – Khe Sahn
2. Missy Higgins – Scar
3. Shannon Noll – Shine
4. Olivia Newton-John – Magic
5. Silverchair – Straight Lines
6. Men at Work – Be Good Johnny
7. John Farnham – You’re the Voice

Your country not listed? Check the Wikipedia overview.

Want to see it in action? Watch the cheesy trailer:

Via Neogaf

Published on October 26th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , ,

7 things you didn’t know about your Wii


Tech Radar today has published “smart trickery to get more from your console,” listing seven things you might not have known your Wii was capable of. I especially like the indefinite blue pulse tip. Have any others to add to the list? Do share in the comments.

Published on October 21st, 2008 under ,

Wii Music songs list revealed. See the partial soundtrack including videos!


Wii Music on WiiWe thought it was time to make a Wii Music song list now that 35 of the 52-strong total soundtrack has been revealed.

We have compiled the list of so far revealed songs and included (in-game) videos, so you can get a good and full look at what you will be playing and improvising to when Wii Music hits store shelves on October 20th in the United States and November 13th and 14th in Australia and Europe (respectively).

Here’s the Wii Music songs list in alphabetical order:

1. “Animal Crossing’s K.K. Blues” by K.K. Slider
2. “Animal Crossing: Wild World” Theme
3. “Bridal Chorus” by Richard Wagner
4. “Chariots of Fire” by Vangelis (from Chariots of Fire)
5. “Daydream Believer” by The Monkees
6. “Do-Re-Mi” by Rodgers and Hammerstein (from The Sound of Music)
7. “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
8. “Every Breath You Take” by The Police
9. “F-Zero Mute City” Theme
10. “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5
11. “I’ve Never Been to Me” by Charlene
12. “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms
13. “La Bamba” the Mexican folk song
14. “Legend of Zelda Overworld” Theme
15. “Material Girl” by Madonna
16. “Minuet in G major” by Johann Sebastian Bach
17. “My Grandfather’s Clock” the bluegrass song by Henry Clay Work
18. “O Christmas Tree” the Christmas carol
19. “Overture” from the opera Carmen
20. “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes
21. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire
22. “Sukiyaki” by Kyu Sakamoto
23. “Super Mario Bros.” Theme
24. “Swan Lake” the ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
25. “Symphony No. 9’s From the New World” by Antonin Dvorak
26. “Symphony No. 9’s Ode to Joy” by Ludwig van Beethoven
27. “The Blue Danube” the waltz by Johann Strauss II
28. “The Four Seasons’ Spring (La Primavera)” by Antonio Vivaldi
29. “The Loco-Motion” by Little Eva
30. “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” the English nursery rhyme
31. “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!
32. “Wii Music” Theme
33. “Wii Sports” Theme
34. “Woman” by John Lennon
35. “Yankee Doodle” the U.S. patriotical song
– I’m currently updating this list to completion!

The creator of Wii Music, Shigeru Miyamoto, had this to say about Wii Music in an interview: “Anyone can easily make a Mii, but you can also achieve some pretty fancy results. Wii Music is like that, but for music. There are 50 songs and 60 instruments to choose from. You can play six parts yourself, record your performances, play them back, and save them. So when it comes to long-time enjoyment for single players, I don’t think there’s any need to worry.”

Also, here’s a cat and dog band performing The Legend of Zelda theme on expert. Yes it’s awesome, really, hehe.

Latest songs discovered via Neogaf & Eurogamer.

Published on October 19th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Full Guitar Hero 4: World Tour song list revealed. See the complete 86-track set list including videos!


World Tour - Band Kit for Xbox 360
Activision has revealed the complete 86-track song list for Guitar Hero 4: World Tour. The set list is entirely made up of master recordings instead of cover versions. For the first time there will be other instruments to use besides the guitar, namely the microphone and drums to give a full band experience. The popular music-rhythm game will be released for Xbox 360, PS2, PS3 and Wii in America on October 26th, in Europe on November 7th, and in Australia on November 12th, 2008.

The below list is ordered by band name and followed by song title. You’ll notice they link to a video of the song itself or the song being played in the game (depending on availability), each video will pop up in a new window for you to watch when you click on the link.

Here’s the full list including videos for each song:
1. 311 – “Beautiful Disaster”
2. 30 Seconds To Mars – “The Kill”
3. Airbourne – “Too Much Too Young”
4. The Allman Brothers Band – “Ramblin’ Man”
5. Anouk – “Good God”
6. The Answer – “Never Too Late”
7. At The Drive-In – “One Armed Scissor”
8. Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”
9. Beatsteaks – “Hail to the Freaks”
10. Billy Idol – “Rebel Yell”
11. Black Label Society – “Stillborn”
12. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – “Weapon of Choice”
13. blink-182 – “Dammit”
14. Blondie – “One Way or Another”
15. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – “Hollywood Nights”
16. Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”
17. Bullet For My Valentine – “Scream Aim Fire”
18. Coldplay – “Shiver”
19. Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Up Around The Bend”
20. The Cult – “Love Removal Machine”
21. Dinosaur Jr. – “Feel The Pain”
22. The Doors – “Love Me Two Times”
23. Dream Theater – “Pull Me Under”
24. The Eagles – “Hotel California”
25. The Enemy – “Aggro”
26. Filter – “Hey Man, Nice Shot”
27. Fleetwood Mac – “Go Your Own Way”
28. Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
29. The Guess Who – “American Woman”
30. Hush Puppies – “You’re Gonna Say Yeah!”
31. Interpol – “Obstacle 1″
32. Jane’s Addiction – “Mountain Song”
33. Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze (Live)”
34. Jimi Hendrix – “The Wind Cries Mary”
35. Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle”
36. Joe Satriani – “Satch Boogie”
37. Kent – “Vinternoll2″
38. Korn – “Freak On A Leash”
39. Lacuna Coil – “Our Truth”
40. Lenny Kravitz – “Are You Gonna Go My Way”
41. Linkin Park – “What I’ve Done”
42. The Living End – “Prisoner of Society”
43. Los Lobos – “La Bamba”
44. Lost Prophets – “Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)”
45. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama (Live)”
46. Mars Volta – “L’Via L’Viaquez”
47. MC5’s Wayne Kramer – “Kick Out The Jams”
48. Metallica – “Trapped Under Ice”
49. Michael Jackson – “Beat It”
50. Modest Mouse – “Float On”
51. Motorhead – “Overkill”
52. Muse – “Assassin”
53. Negramaro – “Nuvole e Lenzuola”
54. Nirvana – “About a Girl (Unplugged)”
55. No Doubt – “Spiderwebs”
56. NOFX – “Soul Doubt”
57. Oasis – “Some Might Say”
58. Ozzy Osbourne – “Crazy Train”
59. Ozzy Osbourne – “Mr. Crowley”
60. Paramore – “Misery Business”
61. Pat Benatar – “Heartbreaker”
62. R.E.M. – “The One I Love”
63. Radio Futura – “Escuela De Calor”
64. Rise Against – “Re-Education Through Labor”
65. Sex Pistols – “Pretty Vacant”
66. Silversun Pickups – “Lazy Eye”
67. Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”
68. Steely Dan – “Do It Again”
69. Steve Miller Band – “The Joker”
70. Sting – “Demolition Man (Live)”
71. The Stone Roses – “Love Spreads”
72. Stuck In The Sound – “Toy Boy”
73. Sublime – “Santeria”
74. Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”
75. System of a Down – “B.Y.O.B.”
76. Ted Nugent – “Stranglehold”
77. Ted Nugent’s Original Guitar Duel Recording
78. Tokio Hotel – “Monsoon”
79. Tool – “Parabola”
80. Tool – “Schism”
81. Tool – “Vicarious”
82. Trust – “Antisocial”
83. Van Halen – “Hot For Teacher”
84. Willie Nelson – “On The Road Again”
85. Wings – “Band on the Run”
86. Zakk Wylde’s Original Guitar Duel Recording

Additionally, on the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii versions of the game you can download more songs. You’ll be able to find the downloadable content through the in-game store, which will include full albums, as you can see in the following list.

Downloadable content list including videos for each song:
1. Metallica – “That Was Just Your Life”
2. Metallica – “The End of the Line”
3. Metallica – “Broken, Beat & Scarred”
4. Metallica – “The Day That Never Comes”
5. Metallica – “All Nightmare Long”
6. Metallica – “Cyanide”
7. Metallica – “The Unforgiven III”
8. Metallica – “The Judas Kiss”
9. Metallica – “Suicide & Redemption”
10. Metallica – “My Apocalypse”
11. R.E.M – “Horse to Water”
12. R.E.M – “Man-Sized Wreath”
13. R.E.M – “Supernatural Superserious”
14. Smashing Pumpkins – “G.L.O.W.”
15. Smashing Pumpkins – “1979″
16. Smashing Pumpkins – “The Everlasting Gaze”
* Jimi Hendrix songs not on the game disc will be made available for download later on as well, and with him no doubt many others.

But that’s not all, in Advanced Studio mode on every version of the game you can create your own custom songs. Once you’ve made a song — you can add distortion plus guitar and drum effects — you can only share them with others using Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. If you upload (up to five of) your songs to the GH Tunes service, other players will be able to download and rate them.

It took me many hours to make this list, so please enjoy.

Published on September 12th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Official Guilty Gear 2: Overture characters list


Overture for Xbox 360Guilty Gear 2: Overture is a complete re-imagining of the Guilty Gear franchise that takes the series in some surprising directions and is expected for release in the U.S. on September 30th (set for fall 2008) for the Xbox 360.

The game is a mix of third-person action a la Devil May Cry 4 and real-time strategy (yes, RTS) elements as well as some other mixtures for something completely different than what fighting fans would expect from the Guilty Gear name. It’s also super fast paced and just as crazy as ever.

The game features troops that you can control in order to take points of a map or destroy that level (or your opponents, up to four in online multiplayer) Master Ghost unit.

There is a cast of six playable characters in Guilty Gear 2: Overture who are your “Commanders”. As well as two other characters featured in the game.

Click on the pictures of each character’s artwork (or name) below to see a much larger picture pop up.

Playable Characters:

1. Dr. Paradigm
Overture Character Artwork
Dr. Paradigm (voice actor: Yuji Mikimoto) is a sentient Gear that is styled after a Chinese dragon. He carries around a book of magic spells and along with some fellow Gears was sealed away in The Backyard so that Justice could not control him.

2. Izuna
Overture Character Artwork
Izuna (voice actor: Toru Furusawa) is a the spirit of a fox who was exiled from “The Backyard”, another plane of existence. Izuna first appears as a voice in Sol and Sin’s heads when they are attacked by a mysterious new enemy. He teaches Sol about the new enemy (which acts as the game’s tutorial) and later travels the lands with Sol and Sin.

3. Ky Kiske
Overture Character Artwork
Ky Kiske (voice actor: Takeshi Kusao) is Sol’s long-time rival. In Guilty Gear 2: Overture Ky has grown in his appearance since earlier games and he is now the King of Illyuria. In addition to having 3D versions of his attacks, he wields a new sword in this game.

4. Sin
Overture Character Artwork
Sin (voice actor: Issei Miyazaki) is a young man who accompanies Sol throughout the game. He battles with a flag and pole as his weapons of choice and is the son of Ky Kiske who fathered him with a female Gear. He is the target of Valentine due to the fact that he can be used a sthe Key due to his Gear cells. Sin doesn’t get along with his father Ky, but has a deep effection for his mother.

5. Sol Badguy
Overture Character Artwork
Sol Badguy (voice actor: George Nakata) is the main character of the Guilty Gear series and is a Gear prototype. In Guilty Gear 2: Overture, Sol Badguy has been given an all-new look, as well as 3D versions of some of his special attacks. You will see Sol’s Gear form when he confronts “That Man” (See “Other Characters” below).

6. Valentine
Overture Character Artwork
Valentine (voice actor: Chie Sawaguchi) is a young women who is dressed up as a Japanese “gothic lolita”. She speaks in a simple manner but battles with a balloon dubbed Lucifero. Valentine is looking for something called “The Key”. That key, as you read above, is the child of Justice who has married Ky Kiske and thus is the son of Ky: Sin, who has inherited his mother’s cells. Valentine is racing against That Man so she can reach an object that is only known as “The Cube”. And which can only be accessed by (what else?) The Key. Valentine is one of the main antagonists in the game.

Other Characters:

7. Raven

Raven (voice actor: Hiroki Yasumoto) is only one of three servants to That Man. Little is known about Raven, but he does share some kind of connection with Axl Low. A connection that “That Man” describes as being a “parallel existence” with one another. Raven became a playable character in the Japanese version of Guilty Gear 2: Overture on June 5th, 2008 due to an official patch released over Xbox Live. I would be that he will also appear as a playable character in the U.S. version from the get go.

8. That Man

That Man (voice actor: Tomokazu Sugita) is the shadowy figure of the Guilty Gear universe. His identity has remained a secret and no one truly knows who he is, except for his servant “I-no”. However everyone does know one thing about “That Man”, he is the “Gear Maker”. And in Guilty Gear 2: Overture, The Man is on hand to test the true extent of Sol Badguy’s abilities as a Gear.

Here is the latest trailer for Guilty Gear 2: Overture to give you a better idea of how the game plays.

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