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Weekly roundup- Motion gaming hopes dashedBy Hanleigh Daniels 5 February 2010 | Categories: news
Nintendo will go high resolution
According to Engadget the motion-based game system known as Project Natal, set to launch this year for the Xbox 360, was already offered to Nintendo back in 2007. Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata reportedly decided not to go with such a system because he felt it would be too expensive for the mass market. In related news, commenting on Nintendo’s next-gen Wii and DS consoles, Iwata was quoted in a Japanese newspaper saying, “[If you think] just making [the Wii] compatible with high resolution, will get players throughout the world to buy it… I would of course [pose this question to you]…Do you think it would sell with just that? Let’s put something new in it." He also posed the question, "The next DS will need to have high resolution graphics and include a motion sensor, wouldn’t you say?”
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII will also be released on the Xbox 360 console and unlike the PlayStation 3's single Blu-ray disk, the Xbox 360 version will have you swapping up to three DVDs while playing it. FF XIII will be released on 9 March on both platforms for the markets outside of Japan, where it was launched on 17 December.
Halo not for Project Natal
One of the biggest titles for the Xbox 360 this year, Halo: Reach, will not make use of the Project Natal system. "Halo: Reach is NOT a Natal title and is being developed expressly with the traditional Xbox 360 controller in mind," Reach's developer Bungie posted on their blog.
Tekken 6 download
Fans of Tekken 6, can now download a free update for the game. The free DLC will allow you to partner up with another online player within Tekken 6’s Scenario Campaign mode on PlayStation 3 (PS3) and Xbox 360, to complete the various stages together. Up till now players were only able to play this campaign mode offline with an AI companion. Voice chat will allow for better coordination among the team members and a co-op leaderboard will show you how good you're doing against other teams from around the world. If your PS3 or Xbox 360 is online, you will be notified of the update the next time you play Tekken 6.
Owners of Assassin’s Creed II can download the game’s Battle of Forli expansion pack from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace. The additional gameplay that the expansion pack's five missions will add, gives you about another hours worth of gameplay within Assassin's Creed II. The Battle of Forli expansion pack costs €3.99 (about R43) to download from the PlayStation Store and the Xbox 360 version is available for $3.99 (approx. R30) from the Xbox Live Marketplace.
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