Blizzard Acquires Diablo3.com

Diablo 3 In The Works?

Blizzard recently acquired the Diablo fansite diablo3.com, now the natural question is “Will Diablo 3 will be coming out anytime soon?” Maybe, but I doubt it, it’s Blizzard we’re talking about here…Starcraft 2 has been in the works for 10 years now…but at least this is a step in the right direction. Diablo 2 is still awesome, I played it not too long ago…I really wish World of Warcraft wasn’t such a massive success so that Blizzard wouldn’t be focusing on that over all their other IP’s.
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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

IGN has a nice preview up for Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. Dawn of the New World is a sequel to the original Tales of Symphonia for the GCN. It’s set two years after the events of the original.

Something has gone wrong with the unification of the worlds. There should be balance. Peace. But the climates are out of tune — deserts have frozen over, massive lakes dried up — and nobody is certain why. To make matters worse, the people of the Sylvarant and Tethe’alla are at odds with one another and war looms. You play as the 16-year-old blonde boy Emil Castagnier, described by Namco as indecisive, whose parents were recently killed. One day Emil hears a calling and follows it into the mountains, where he meets Marta Lualdi, a 15-year-old tomboy whose mother was also killed in the unification of the two worlds. In a surprise twist, the characters learn that it was Lloyd Irving who was indirectly responsible for the deaths of their loved ones. “Emil believes that his parents were killed by Lloyd Irving. It’s a significant aspect of the story that will be addressed as players make their way through the game,” explains localization manager Minako Takahashi.” Together, they embark upon a quest to discover the truth behind the hearsay and also to bring balance back to the land.

Virual Console Update – Kirby 64 and Psychosis

Virtual Console Update 2/25/08

This weeks VC updates are, I assume, pretty radical. I assume so because I haven’t actually played either of the games, so I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. Kirby 64 was one I always wanted to play but never got around to buying…I guess now is my chance. Psychosis…I’ve never heard of, but with a name like that it has to be good, right? The TurboGrafx16 in general is an area I’m not very knowledgeable about, did a lot of people actually own these systems? None of my friends ever had one.

The whole press release is below…
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Atlus – Countdown to FES?

Atlus has setup a new web page with a count down clock to some awesome new announcement. Kotaku hinted that they would announce Persona 3: FES, an add-on disc for Persona 3 that adds a good amount of new content (game play and storyline) to the main game and includes a continuation of the story entitled Episode Aegis. The expansion is estimated to add about 30 hours of game play. If this is true, Persona 3 will easily be the console game I’ve put the most played time into.