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So… beautiful

Posted by Erin Marcon On Tuesday 26 July 2011ADD COMMENTS

Are you ready for some eye candy? A dazzling new trailer has been issued for El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, the forthcoming third person action game from UTV Ignition. The one minute clip boasts an impressive level of gravel voiced silliness, with the narrator promising us a tale in which “one man” journeys into “the depths of hell… and beyond.”

As even a cursory glance at the footage will reveal, El Shaddai is shaping up to be one of the most visually spectacular titles of the year. Both the 3D action and 2D platforming look swift and fluid, while the wonderfully abstract environments are a sight to behold.

What’s it all about? Well, it appears that we’ll be tasked with tracking down a flock of fallen angels and bringing their souls back to head office.

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is due for release on 360 and PS3 this year.

Retweet Competition: Ms Splosion Man

Posted by Erin Marcon On Monday 25 July 2011ADD COMMENTS


Thanks to Microsoft Australia, The Black Panel is giving away a copy of Twisted Pixel’s Ms Splosion Man, the sequel to one of the best (and funniest) platformers of 2009. Follow @BlackPanelDaily and retweet this message for a chance to win the Xbox Live Arcade code. The winner will be announced at 5.00 pm on Monday 1 August 2011.

Learn more about Ms Splosion Man at the official website.

The competition is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to our winner, @Marcela_Catalan.

New Media 37

Posted by Black Panel Staff On Sunday 24 July 2011ADD COMMENTS


Presented in glorious alphabetical order, New Media: Retail Roundup is your indispensible checklist of the home console and handheld titles arriving in stores this week. What will you be playing?

MICROSOFT Xbox 360 Nothing

NINTENDO Wii Nothing 3DS Nothing DS Nothing

SONY PS3 Nothing PSP Nothing

VARIOUS PC The Sims 3: Town Life Stuff


New Media: Downloadable Digest is your handy reminder of the new downloadable titles released during the past week.

MICROSOFT XBLA Bastion

NINTENDO WiiWare Nothing eShop 3DS Classics: Xevious DSiWare Nothing

SONY PSN Golden Axe * Limbo Minis Dr. Maybe and the Adventures of Scary Girl * JellyCar 2 * Me Monstar! Hear Me Roar * One Epic Game

VALVE Steam Air Conflicts: Secret Wars * ArmA: Cold War Assault * ArmA X: Anniversary Edition * Lucid * Runespell: Overture * Tobe’s Vertical Adventure * Trapped Dead * War Inc. Battlezone

Recent instalments of New Media: 17.07.11 l 10.07.11 l 03.07.11 l 26.06.11 l 19.06.11

Who is Lollipop Chainsaw intended for?

Posted by Erin Marcon On Friday 22 July 2011ADD COMMENTS

That's one way to shorten the line at Bunnings.

Prolific developer Grasshopper Manufacture has announced yet another project. In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu (via 1UP) Managing Director Suda51 has unveiled Lollipop Chainsaw. Much like predecessors No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned, the new game looks likely to test the boundaries of good taste.

Featuring a hyper sexualised, chainsaw wielding cheerleader named Juliet in the lead role, this third person action game will see players carve their way through a zombie infested nightmare. According to Suda51, players will be able to unleash “action moves that take advantage of her cheerleading skills”. We Cheer players will be hoping like hell that their hard earned skills are transferable.

Is Lollipop Chainsaw aimed at people with, shall we say, unfortunate predilections? The events of the game apparently take place on Juliet’s 18th birthday, but she remains a high school student with a penchant for juvenile hair styles. Further, the handful of screenshots available for the game include gratuitous crotch and bottom shots. It certainly doesn’t look good, but it may be too early to pass judgement.

Lollipop Chainsaw is coming to 360 and PS3. A release date is yet to be announced.

Image Credit: Famitsu