Last week, gamers were forced to spend their time either replaying older titles or trying to find ways to get digital Tiger Woods into another sex scandal. For the week of April 1st, Playstation 3 owners are being offered the option to either continue their mundane hijinks of the previous week, move on to saving the world from an invasion of demonic marionettes and a plethora of ghoulish fiends, or struggle in a post-apocalyptic world filled with people that will do anything to survive. Though some would consider two note-worthy game releases a “down time” in the industry, what these titles potentially offer could more than make up for the lack of accompanying releases.
The PSN survival horror title I Am Alive takes place one year after a cataclysmic event leaves the world in shambles. In the fictional city of Haventon, you control a stranger named Adam as he struggles through the perils brought about by the “Event”. Making use of the rooftops of whatever buildings are left standing to avoid a looming toxic cloud, Adam must travel throughout the broken city to reunite with his wife, Julie, and daughter, Mary. I Am Alive released previously on the Xbox 360 on March 7th and received fair to moderate reviews. The game was praised for its true-to-life survival feel, as Adam is required to conserve his scarce resources to ensure his own survival. Interactions between other survivors can range from tense to sorrow-filled as Adam must decide whether to back down from a gun pointed at his forehead or donate a first aid kit to someone in need. Make the wrong decision, and Adam could find himself as just another casualty of the broken city.
In anticipation of the reboot of the Playstation 2 classic, Capcom has revamped the original Devil May Cry trilogy for an HD collection release for the Playstation 3 console. On top of a complete visual overhaul, the Devil May Cry HD Collection features:
- The classic Devil May Cry plot that spawned four games, an anime, and a manga series in full high definition
- The same high octane hack and slash gameplay that warranted three successful sequels.
- Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition:
- Includes the option to play through the start of the Devil May Cry story as Virgil, Dante’s ill-fated brother
- A revamped “continue” system that restarts players at convenient points, cutting out the need to replay entire levels after dying.
- “Bloody Palace” survival mode
- Put your skills to the test and square off against hordes of the games enemies in increasing levels of difficulty
- Turbo mode amps gameplay speed up 20% faster
- The “Vault”- a compilation of artwork and music from all three Devil May Cry games
- Playstation Network trophies offer more reason to play through trilogy – as if any reason was necessary.
The Devil May Cry trilogy puts gamers in the shoes of eccentric demon hunter, Dante, as he gets pulled into perilous scenarios that threaten the safety of the world. A mix of fast paced melee combat and supporting long range attacks revolutionized the flow of hack and slack combat.
Both I Am Alive and the Devil May Cry HD Collection will be available on April 3rd. Where Devil May Cry will be available in stores for a mere $40 (that’s almost $14 per series entry), I Am Alive is limited to a Playstation Network release and will be priced at $14.99.
Look for the Devil May Cry HD Collection at the Gamestop at 1221 S Boulder Hwy in Henderson or at the Sunset Rd Best Buy location. While picking up the collection, be sure to grab a Playstation Network card for the I Am Alive download.