Were you expecting the first Splinter Cell Conviction review? Us too - but minutes after Mike completed the game Ubisoft pushed the release back to April, dashing our plans as a result. Our replacement cover: the UK's first reveal of the INCREDIBLE Crysis 2.
Medal of Honor kick-starts a new-look preview section that's home to No More Heroes, Split/Second, Prince of Persia and Crackdown 2 tasters. We also bring you brand new hands-on opinion of Splinter Cell Conviction (having completed the game 100%), Metro 2033, Resonance of Fate, Red Dead Redemption, Prison Break and plenty more...
The definitive reviews of Dante's Inferno, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing and others. Want to know how import-friendly Cave shooter Mushihime-Same Futari fared? We've got that too...
The first thing you'll notice about the new issue is the redesign. Cleaner, brighter and packed with more content than ever before, it's leaps ahead of our Xbox World 360 of old. We've thrown out the rulebook and inventive a fresh approach to news, plus we introduce new elements to make this issue the most entertaining read in the entire games business.
Visual tweaks aside, this issue we delve deep into Halo Reach's secrets, deliver hot-new Natal goodies, ask the Final Fantasy XIII team why people aren't happy with the game's linearity, take a trip to Codemasters' racing studios and have a little fun with some business cards. This month's DVD, meanwhile, includes 36 HD movies and new podcasts. Finally, the issue also comes packaged with a 442-strong review book.
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It's almost the perfect issue - but not quite. Unfortunately, due to a production error our Dante's Inferno content and the Xbox World disc-exclusive podcast aren't on this month's disc. (The people responsible for the absence of these features are being executed in the basement as we speak.) HOWEVER! You can still grab all the missing bits by heading here:
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Other than that, enjoy the issue!