Top Previews from MCM 2012
Lollipop Chainsaw is a third-person hack and slash game that follows the adventures of cheerleader Juliet Starling. Due to a nefarious plot devised by Juliet's classmate Swan, she must rid her school of the undead and defeat the evil zombie rock and roll lords. Joining Juliet in her zombie slaying are sisters Cordelia and Rosalind and the head of her boyfriend Nick, who was decapitated to prevent him from turning into a zombie after being bitten. Just...Continue Reading »
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In an enclosed booth at MCM that was hot enough to have been underneath some primary heat exchangers, we got to play the multiplayer mode of Aliens: Colonial Marines. The setup was simple--it was marines against Xenomorphs, and the public against representatives from developer Gearbox and publisher Sega. For the first half of the demo, we watched other people play. It was immediately apparent that different tactics must be used depending on which team you pick, with Gearbox offering an...
Travellerís Tales is releasing a much-anticipated sequel to Lego Batman: The Videogame next month, and we got hands-on with the demo at MCM Expo. While the story of Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes remains mostly under wraps, the game will see the Dynamic Duo teaming up with the Justice League to combat the unprecedented threat of the Joker and his new ally, Lex Luthor. The start of the demo sees Bruce Wayne beating Lex to win the coveted Man of the Year Award, then all hell breaks loose when Joker and his...Continue Reading »
What Street Fighter IV started, Super Street Fighter IV refined, tweaking the balance of its characters and explosive ultra combos to produce an excellent fighting game. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition continues this tweaking, promising upgrades to the underlying combat system, as well as four new characters to play as. Capcom's fighter proved to be a major attraction at this year's MCM Expo in London, so we battled through the crowds to get a feel for how the new...Continue Reading »