After promising that there’d be no episode this week, Greg and the gang deliver… episode 149.5? The news from Gamescom is too extensive to hold off, so the conversation begins with the announcement of Resistance 3. Of course, Colin is quite excited about Insomniac’s upcoming title given his love for the previous two games, so he provides some insight into where it might fit into the series continuity. Ryan briefly hits on Ratchet and Clank: All for One, rounding out an unprecedented two-game Insomniac catalog for 2011.
The announcement of Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 is a huge piece of news especially given IGN’s collective love for the game and the prospect of post-360 release DLC being bundled on the disc is very promising. Infamous 2 is a highly anticipated game by the Beyond guys and the second redesign of the game’s protagonist has finally been made public after being initially announced by Greg himself.
The show wraps up with some brief mentions of various release dates and some information about how to submit questions to Podcast Beyond’s big 150th episode.
Covered games and topics: Resistance 3 announced, Ratchet and Clank announced, Mass Effect 2 announced for PS3, Rage, Heavy Rain sequel not gonna happen, Infamous 2 new-old Cole, Portal 2 release date, Left 4 Dead PS3 rumors, Crysis 2 release date, MAG getting Move support, Tactics Ogre JPN release date, PS3 SKU refresh, Metal Gear Rising, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow release date, Gran Turismo 5, Ys 7
Surprise! The Podcast Beyond boys said they were taking this week off to prepare for Podcast Beyond Episode 150, but there was so much news out of Gamescom in Germany that they decided they had to create episode 149.5. That’s right; this bonus episode breaks down every PlayStation news story from across the sea – Resistance 3, Infamous 2, Castle Crashers, Mass Effect 2, etc. – and shoves it into your ear for maximum enjoyment. You’ll even meet Kyle the Chimera!
Runtime – 52:38