New GTA Episode Announced and Infamous Demo Impressions
What do controversy and Rockstar’s games have in common? A helluva whole lot, and Rockstar’s new episodic content for GTA will likely continue that trend. Today Rockstar announced their latest foray into the world of Liberty City with “GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony.”
This newest episode will put players in the role of Luis Lopez, a lackey for legendary nightclub mogul, Tony Prince, aka “Gay Tony.” Luis will have to complete whatever tasks “Gay Tony” asks of him while dealing with all the other distractions Liberty City has to offer.
Rockstar founder Sam Houser is very proud of the episodic content that’s already available for the 360, as well as Rockstar’s newest offering and had a few words to say about it.
“Liberty City is the most vibrant game world we’ve created yet. The episodic structure has allowed us to interweave stories, gameplay and atmosphere in a whole new way,” said Houser.
“The team at Rockstar North have yet again surpassed themselves, and made something that is both epic and very innovative. This episode’s focus on high-end night life contrasts with the biker gangs portrayed in The Lost and Damned, whilst giving us a lot of new gameplay possibilities.”
“GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony” will be available this fall for 1600 MS points ($19.99). There will also be a retail disc available for $39.99 containing both “GTA: The Lost and Damned,” and “GTA: The Ballad of Gay Tony” for those allergic to downloadable content.
Also, I’ve been playing the “Infamous” demo released last Thursday, and I’ve really been enjoying it. I’ll have a review up later in the week, but I have some quick impressions of the demo I’d like to share. Hopefully everyone in PS3 land has downloaded or picked it up already (I’m off to Gamestop after this is posted). If you have, share your impressions of the game below.
First off, I really like what I’ve seen of the comic book style cutscenes within the game. The art direction is gritty and dark, and Empire City really offers a sense of desperation. The controls are easy to pick up and scaling the tallest of buildings is handled with ease by simply tapping the X button to get to the next highest ledge.
The powers offered in the demo are pretty cool, allowing Cole (the protagonist) to fire bolts of electricity, use electric impulses to hover, as well as blast objects out of the way, and suck life and/or electricity from his surroundings. With all the powers promised to be at Cole’s disposable, I’m interested to see how fluid the controls remain, but in the demo I was tackling conduits with ease in no time at all. This may be another awesome exclusive for PS3 owners, so if you have one go check it out. Otherwise wait for my review to see if this game is electrifying as promised…sorry.
Till next time gamers, peace!