Autoblog goes international: 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show coverage | Add to My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines

Give Fatal Inertia a lap or two tomorrow [Update]

[Update: Koei issued a statement regarding this rumor and said it was blatantly false. Oh well, not like a lot of us were really losing sleep, right?]

Say what you will about Koei, but their upcoming futuristic racing title Fatal Inertia has been running laps for a long time -- first as a PS3 exclusive, then multiplatform, then canceled for PS3, then canceled altogether (a brief, easily squashed rumor), now back on track for both the 360 and PS3. Not only is the title back on track, but Fatal Inertia is hitting the PS Store tomorrow (or perhaps Thursday if the scheduled updates up to now mean anything at all)! All you'll need is a European account and downloading will be pretty easy. Once you check it out, you can finally complain about how the game does or doesn't hold up to our standards with the 360 folk, who've had a demo for a few days.

[Thanks, DolphGB!]

Related Headlines

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

1. Where is the Ratchet and Clank demo?

Posted at 9:05PM on Aug 13th 2007 by phattie

2. few days? Not that the game is any good, but im pretty sure i downloaded the demo at least a month ago, if not more.

Posted at 9:07PM on Aug 13th 2007 by gorephuzz

3. Played it on the 360. Promptly deleted it. Doesn't matter which system it's coming out on, this game isn't worth the time.

Posted at 9:24PM on Aug 13th 2007 by mccomber

4. 360 owning friends of mine all agree: this game probably won't be worth the money.

I'll rather wait for WipeOut HD, thank you.

Posted at 9:42PM on Aug 13th 2007 by Bored

5. Uhm, I'm pretty sure that demo is supposed to be released on XBL not PSN. Here's an excerpt of the press release:

"Hertfordshire, UK- August 13, 2007 - KOEI, today announced the release date for the Fatal Inertia demo on Xbox live along with confirmation that this release will be followed up with playable demos for Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War and Dynasty Warriors GUNDAM on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Fatal Inertia will be available for download across Europe from August 14th. The playable demo for Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War will be available in early October with Dynasty Warriors GUNDAM to follow a few weeks later."

Notice it says Xbox Live, and to my knowledge the demo that was released on there a while ago wasn't available in Europe.

Would've been nice if it was true, although with Wipeout HD forthcoming I'm not that interested in this title anymore.

Posted at 10:33PM on Aug 13th 2007 by Majik

6. Same as everyone else. I'm waiting for WipeOut HD and WipeOut PS3.

I will actually download this, yes, but only to see how the UE3 is coming along on the PS3. The fact that the PS3 version of the game came out of NOWHERE may be indication that Sony is helping out with the PS3 version of UE3 after all.

Posted at 10:42PM on Aug 13th 2007 by OrganicShadow

7. ....or maybe we could complain that this demo is rubbish. Or we could complain that we didn't get a tenth of the demos that XLB gets. Or we could complain that poker has been delayed, or that Europe is still waiting for ANY kind of confirmation of warhawk on blue ray, or that we don't have piyotama yet, or that there aren't any fucking games on the system.

Posted at 3:33AM on Aug 14th 2007 by russ

8. xbl has been going near enough two years! and damn right its got demo's galore, PSN has been going 6-8 months...of course there arent enough demo's yet its practicly still a virgin in the gaming world, so just wait another 3 - 6months and we'll be rolling in demo's and other goodies(geeez your all so impatient)

Posted at 4:44AM on Aug 14th 2007 by linton

9. Unfortunatly, People do play Dynasty Warriors. DW is the Madden of Japan. Like Dinasty Warriors:Gundam was one of the best selling PS3 games out there for a month..

But yeah, the demo was very dissapointing on Xbox. Ithis went from, Reason to buy a PS3, to reason to taunt the PS3, to.... Wouldn't even rent it.

Posted at 4:50AM on Aug 14th 2007 by ShaleX

10. Demo is NOT coming to the PS3 tomorrow...

http://www.thesixthaxis.com/fatal_inertia_demo_not_coming_to_psn_tomorrow_news_152_tsa.aspx

Posted at 5:14AM on Aug 14th 2007 by Nofi

11. How about correcting this terrible job at reporting? Seriously, read the press release next time instead of just sourcing some random blogger.

Posted at 9:12AM on Aug 14th 2007 by Travis

12. Everyone is correct, this demo was poop. For a game where you are supposed to feel like you are going fast, it is way to easy to crash and be turned around. Do yourself a favor and just play some Extreme G on your old N64.

Posted at 10:20AM on Aug 14th 2007 by BlackBeltJones

13. im sorry but stop all production on this game they released a trailer for this game in 06 showing off how much of a rush the experience would be and i was sold. this is like the killzone 2 of scifi racing cg trailers only this time they didnt come through on there promise.i cant belive fatal was done on the unreal engine its terrible its more like an XBL arcade game. sell it for $5 dollars on PSN or XBL people will buy it at that price.

Posted at 4:04PM on Aug 14th 2007 by MYPS3KilledMy360

14. played the XBL demo and it sucks butt... its a Wipeout ripoff with crappy pop-in textures and sub-par UE3 graphics. (Motorstorm looks better btw)

its not fun... people wont buy this for either system.. and i hope KOEI finally goes out of business... they make the same crap over and over and over and over....

NO ONE PLAY DYNASTY WARRIORS ANYMORE KOEI.. IT WAS RETARDED THE FIRST 16 times... GG doing something different for a change... to bad its gonna fail.

Posted at 5:47PM on Aug 14th 2007 by KiraXD

Add your comments

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use

or
tags.

New Users

Current Users

Advertisement

PS3 Fanboy interviews Everyday Shooter's Jon MakPS3 Fanboy interviews Udon Comics and Street Fighter!Check out the PlayStation Fancast podcast!

RESOURCES

Features
Contests and Giveaways (6)
Community (63)
Galleries (32)
Guides (1)
Hands-on (4)
Interviews (195)
Podcasts (11)
Polls and Surveys (37)
Rants (15)
Reviews (29)
Wallpapers (3)
News
Blu-ray (167)
Business (21)
Deals and Bargains (32)
Demos (44)
Downloads (80)
e-Distribution Games (71)
Firmware Updates (34)
Game Patches (16)
Hacks and Homebrew (19)
Hardware (12)
Multimedia (27)
New Releases (110)
News (162)
Peripherals (28)
PlayStation Network (145)
PlayStation Store (154)
Previews (474)
Rumors (318)
Videos and Screenshots (354)

RSS NEWSFEEDS

Powered by Blogsmith

Sponsored Links

Featured Galleries

LocoRoco: Cocorecho
Ratchet & Clank: Concept Art
Ratchet & Clank: Renders
Heavenly Sword: Motion Capture
Heavenly Sword: Weapons & Environments
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online
Resident Evil 5
Super Puzzle Fighter II HD
Soulcalibur IV

 

Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
  • Retired
    • AdJab
    • BBHub (BlackBerry)
    • Blogging DEMO
    • Blogging E3
    • Blogging ETech
    • Blogging Gnomedex
    • Blogging Milken
    • Blogging Ohio
    • Blogging Web 2.0
    • Future of Music
    • Bluetooth
    • Card Squad
    • CSS Insider
    • Design
    • Digital Music
    • Digital Photography
    • Divester (scuba)
    • Droxy (Digital Radio)
    • DV Guru (Digital Video)
    • Enron Blog
    • Flash Insider
    • Google (Unofficial)
    • JavaScript
    • Live 8 Insider
    • Magazine Design
    • Medical Informatics Insider
    • Microsoft (Unofficial)
    • Mortgages
    • Nanopublishing
    • Office
    • Open Source
    • Peer-to-Peer
    • Photoshop (Unofficial)
    • PVR Wire
    • RFID
    • RSS
    • SAS (Unofficial)
    • SCM Wire (supply chain)
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Social Software
    • Spam
    • Tablet PCs
    • Telemedicine Insider
    • Unofficial Playstation 3
    • Unofficial Xbox2
    • Video Games
    • VoIP
    • WiFi
    • The WiMAX Weblog
    • Wireless Dev
    • The Wireless Report
    • Yahoo (Unofficial)
  • Also on AOL
    • Autos
    • Finance
    • Food
    • Games
    • Health and Diet
    • Jobs
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Real Estate
    • Shopping
    • Sports
    • Television
    • Travel

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

DS Fanboy
  • What's up with that Sakura Taisen game?
  • Yoshi's Island flooded
  • No Final Fantasy VII -- for now
  • ASH boxart seals the deal
  • More like Elemental Awesome
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Second Life Insider
  • Today in Second Life - Tuesday 11 September, 2007
  • Tube2SL makes virtual screening a reality
  • Linden Lab freezes mainland supply
  • Bjornson's Morphing Sculptie Blends Art and Code
  • Under The Grid - Releasing the Second Life server software
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Nintendo Wii Fanboy
  • Neo Geo launch on the VC delayed in Japan
  • MLB Power Pros Japanese site launches
  • Mastering Minions in Crash of the Titans
  • Possible unedited copy of Manhunt 2 leaked
  • Super Clingy Mario World
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Confirmed: Ninja Gaiden 2 exclusive to the 360
  • Next Castlevania could be 360 exclusive
  • Special Halo 3 checkout lanes at Wal-Mart
  • UT3's PS3 timed exclusivity not in jeopardy
  • Old Halo movie script possibly leaked
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Joystiq
  • Pink and blue Xbox 360 controllers coming in November ... or December
  • The Orange Box gets 99 achievements, 1000 points
  • Ninja Gaiden 2 to flip out and kill people on 360 in 2008
  • Live at the Microsoft Pre-TGS press briefing
  • Today's most sacrilegious video: Halo 3 on PS3
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Luxist
  • Marc Jacobs Mina Bag, Handbag of the Day
  • Valentino's Fashionable New Book
  • Silverado Resort Spa Packages
  • Hamitlon Creates Riva Watches
  • Prewar Coop, Estate of the Day
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget
  • Networked cameras to seek out parking violators
  • First free, open, GUI iPhone unlock software tested: it works!
  • Apple backtracks, updates will "most likely break" 3rd party iPhone software
  • Sony launches four high-end Blu-ray recorders
  • Ear implant corrects balance problems, makes you part Borg
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • Apple backtracks, updates will "most likely break" 3rd party iPhone software
  • Verizon's Samsung U740 spotted in the wild
  • Cellphones are dangerous/not dangerous, low brain activity edition
  • iUnlock released: the first free, open source iPhone SIM unlock software
  • AT&T logo going orange
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Netscape's new social news site revealed - well almost
  • Amazon is now searching for Mr Fossett
  • Facebook is after more money
  • Department of obvious research: Facebook isn't real life
  • Opera Mini vs. iPhone
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Autoblog
  • Frankfurt 2007: WORLD PREMIUM ZENITH! SsangYong Wz Concept
  • Frankfurt 2007: Grande Punto Abarth SS is a mini rock star
  • Frankfurt 2007: Cadillac BLS Wagon has got back
  • Frankfurt 2007: Mercedes C-Class wagon arrives in BLUETEC Hybrid form
  • AutoblogGreen for 09.11.07
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • iPhone hackers create open source unlock
  • Guitar Hero III coming to the Mac this year
  • QT Compatibility and Keyboard Software 1.2 updates released
  • Cabel's Coda toolbar and the Three Pixel Conundrum
  • Woz recreates "awesome" commercial for charity sale
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines