In the News #55 – 3/26/2008

Daily News for March 26th, 2008.

  • Remember Yakuza, an (not very) old PS2 game? Well the sequel, Yakuza 2, has been announced for a release in Europe. It’s coming out sometime in 2008.
  • That Resident Evil 5 footage that we (reported on?) has been released on a DVD in the latest issue of Famitsu. Rather than a new trailer, the DVD contains off-screen footage of the game being played in the background of an interview with producer Jun Takeuchi. A video of the developement tools used to the create the game is also on the DVD.
  • Ubisoft has announced a special Xbox Live High Stakes entertainment weekend for Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Friday, March 28th, fans atleast 18 years old will be able to participate in a variety of online events including a 72-hour Play & Win Sweepstakes where every hour a player will be awarded with special prize packages. A Grand Prize of an autographed Xbox 360 Elite signed by the Montreal Development Team and 12 months of Xbox Live Gold will be awarded to the top Rainbow Six player over the 72 hour period.
  • Ubisoft also announced a new map for Rainbow Six Vegas 2 that is only available at Gamestop stores and Gamestop.com. This map is sponsored by Comcast, hince the name of the map, “Comcast Optimized Major League Gaming Map.” Go to IGN to read more.
  • It looks like Gran Turismo 5 won’t be coming out until sometime in 2009. According to a response to a comment made on the PlayStation.Blog by producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda, “GT5 is still about a year away. You should just decide now to buy it, enjoy it, go online and race against anyone and everyone, rank number one worldwide, get the girl (or guy) and become the most popular kid in town. The end.”
  • A new Team Fortress 2 PC update is coming next month, including new maps.
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