Patch Note Previews (For October 25 – October 31)
Variety is what everyone gets next week in the final week of October, especially with a fighting game looking to take back the crown, some turntables, and as real as it gets racing. The video game world says Happy Halloween to everyone! If you’re a person who likes plastic peripherals, then it’ll definitely be a happy Halloween filled with treats rather than tricks.
DJ Hero (360/PS3/Wii/PS2) (October 27th) Activision
Have you ever wanted to be DJ? Trying to continue with the major success of the “Guitar Hero” series, Activision is releasing “DJ Hero”. The focus of “DJ” is on turntablism and many artists contributed to the development of the game with music, mixes, and their likeness to be used in-game like Eminem, the DJ AM, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Daft Punk and many others. It’s played similarly to “Guitar Hero” with the racking up of scores by keeping the beat alive and scratching the turntable controller that comes with the game for a pretty penny. “DJ” is a nice change of pace from all of the rock band and guitar hero games that seem to come out every month. Will it be as successful? That remains to be seen.
Tekken 6 (360/PS3) (October 27th) Namco Bandai Games America
The next iteration of Tekken is finally upon us, but the wait is well worth it. New characters, new moves, new customizations accompany this release of “Tekken 6”. The most unique upgrade to “6” is the rage system that grants the player more power when their character is on the brink of defeat. A wireless arcade stick is the main attraction to the collector’s edition, but the price is pretty steep and the stick isn’t a requirement. “6” looks to bring most of the old back with a few new elements to the table. Can this compete with “Street Fighter IV” for who’s playing what online? It has the tools, so it’s definitely a possibility.
Forza Motorsport 3 (360) (October 27th) Microsoft
Microsoft’s realistic racing simulator is back with the third version in “Forza Motorsport 3”. “Forza 2” was already an amazing racing sim and “Forza 3” looks to bring it all back and then some. Players thought there were a lot of cars in “Forza 2”, then they’ll be blown away by the 400+ cars in “Forza 3”. If that’s not enough cars, there will be 100+ cars on the second disc. Also, in this iteration, trucks and SUVs are introduced for the first time in a forza game. “Forza 3” is looking to be better than ever in customization and graphics when it was already a beautiful game to begin with.