Strategy First and Monte Cristo are pleased to announce that the first four titles in their multiple title co- publishing agreement, Airline Tycoon Evolution, Dino Island, The Partners and Micro Commandos have gone gold this week.
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Agetec, Inc today announced that it has secured the rights to release IREM's sleeper hit, Zettai Zetsumei Toshi, for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system in the United States and Canada. Zettai Zetsumei Toshi, which garnered the #3 ranking in Famitsu Weekly Magazine upon its April release in Japan, will be localized and released under the name Disaster Report. Disaster Report is currently slated to reach store shelves during the fourth quarter of this year.
The owner of the factory, Anna Voralberg, has just died. The Heir to the factory, Anna's brother, Hans, who is a genius inventor, has been missing for decades; lost somewhere between the Alps and Siberia… Kathe must find this enigmatic man to finalise the deal. But, in her journey from the West to the East, she will progressively discover and understand the reasons, which have made Hans, leave his family and never return. Dreamcatcher will release this game in Northern America and send us some screens to show off how beautiful this 3D adventure game truely is ... Njoy!
Microsoft Game Studios and Gas Powered Games today announced that the Dungeon Siege Tool Kit is now available for download. The Dungeon Siege Tool Kit grants gamers the freedom to rework nearly every aspect of the Dungeon Siege world, making this best-selling title not only a game, but also a platform for those who wish to create their own spells, dungeons, and even their own entire worlds.
EA Europe has just released a playable demo for their upcoming football manager sim, Total Club Manager 2003. Weighing in at a whopping 270mb the EA page claims the demo is playable to the max, it'll give you the TCM experience you need before the game is released in September. Go get it and live out every single one of your manager dreams.
ValuSoft, Inc. today announced the release of Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel. Gamers can now be their own boss behind the wheel of 6 big rig trucks, including 18 wheelers, flatbeds and tankers, as they build their trucking business. Players will bid on jobs, weighing the hazards and payoffs of each delivery, and then hit the road to deliver their goods faster than the competition.
Explosions echo throughout the mean streets of Gotham as rival gangs battle for control of the city. Anarchy reigns supreme with the sudden disappearance of Police Commissioner James Gordon and the lockdown of Arkham Asylum, home for the criminally insane. By using all of his skills, both mental and physical, as well as a variety of gadgets, Batman must stop the gang war, infiltrate Arkham Asylum and rescue the Commissioner. During this time, Batman must also piece together clues to discover the mastermind behind these seemingly unrelated events and stop an evil plan that threatens the fate of the entire world! Yesterday we met up with some Kemco people (cant beat free food and drinks!), check out the 26 exclusive Gamecube screens!
Jowood just informed us that they have opened the official website for "Europa 1400 - The Guild". "Europa 1400 - The Guild" takes players into the fascinating world of the Middle Ages after 1400: A world full of luxury and wealth, conspiracy and intrigue. In one of five German cities, up to 500 virtual inhabitants pursue their daily business- trading and competing for titles and offices each of which bestows reputation and influence. All this is presented in a wealth of detail.This site offers the first look into the sequel to Europa 1400 - The Guild. Even now, at the site's launch, you can already see detailed game information and screenshots here. Check it out!
Neocron is one of the three remaining cities on Earth emerged from the ruins of World War III. Partake in criminal activities, live peacefully, become a spy, choose to be a PSI-Monk with extraordinary powers or be a Tank Warrior, and go for some evil destruction. But bear in mind one thing… “It’s a new world, a new life… live it!”. Read more for links and previous issues...
Developed by Climax, Race of Champions challenges players to master authentic road, desert and mountain tracks on their quest for the cup. Featuring incredibly detailed visuals as well as real-time damage modeling and dirt effects, players can select their dream machine from the top makes and models in the sport including Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, Lancia, Peugeot, Audi, Porsche and Seat as they race against industry legends like France’s Didier Auriol, Germany’s Armin Schwartz and Finland’s Tommi Makkinen , all of which have been participants in the annual event. Five new GameCube shots below, fortunately not fused together.
This multiplayer demo of Battlefield 1942 is now available for download (130MB), and it includes one map from the upcoming 3D vehicle-shooter set on Wake Island and a single game mode, Conquest. The full game will allow gamers to take control of multiple Classes and Vehicles such as tanks, dive-bombers, submarines and aircraft carriers while they fight in World War II, against other players online. Grab this puppy at FragZone, GamePlanet, Games Telstra, AusGamers, FileShack, 3DGamers!
XBOX Screenshot Mania #2! This time we got a bunch of mixed XBox screens from following games:
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (6)
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (3)
- Steel Battalion (16)
- Sega GT 2002 (12)
- James Bond 007: NightFire (4)
- NFL 2K3 (4)
- Gladius (2)
Read more below for the candy!
Set against the backdrop of WWII, Return to Castle Wolfenstein plunges players into a maelstrom of action, espionage and covert operations, as an American soldier tasked with infiltrating the heart of Nazi Germany and stopping the darkest plans of the Third Reich. Four new scary-lookin' PS2 screenshots.
In FaitH, you get to take on the role of an Emperor who must rule over a Province and an army in order to fulfill a mysterious Divine Quest. Yourself and 24 online players from all around the globe will come together and form a Kingdom, wherein you will work as a team to strategize your way to the top and stand the chance to win prizes from your FaitHful neighbourhood Dragon Claw Studio! FaitH is unlike other web-based games in that it boasts a highly graphic interface, featuring a unique brand of artwork that immerses players into an innovative gaming experience. Plus, if you’ve played FaitH during the beta phase or Era 0, then you’ll be glad to know that Era I features more interactive NPCs, more quests, more locations to discovers on the maps, and a lot more images to behold! To sign up for FaitH, or try out the trial version, simply go to www.dragonclawstudio.com/faith.
We got a bunch of XBox screens from Microsoft this morning and we collected them all in one article. The screens are from following games:
- Kakuto Chojin (10)
- MechAssault (9)
- Midtown Madness 3 (20)
- Quantum Redshift (15)
- Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus (8)
- Tork (14)
- Whacked! (12)
- NBA Inside Drive 2002 (13)
- NFL Fever 2003 (13)
Read more below for the candy and be patient while the screens load (there is lot of them). Njoy!
“Shenmue II” is an epic adventure with all the elements of a great movie: drama, mystery, suspense and action. It offers a unique game-playing experience that seamlessly blends elements of action, adventure, fighting and role-playing games. In “Shenmue II” players assume the role of Ryo Hazuki, a young man dedicated to the task of tracking his father’s murderer and unlocking the mysteries of the Phoenix Mirror. “Shenmue II” continues where “Shenmue I” left off, bringing Ryo to Hong Kong with many unanswered questions as he follows the trail of Lan Di, the man who killed his father.
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball takes place on Zack Island, a tropical island which he purchased and named after himself, after winning big at a casino. Zack declares the island the official location of the fourth Dead or Alive tournament. When the invites are sent and people start arriving, everyone realizes that only women were invited to the island. What is the meaning of this and how will the ladies amuse themselves in their free time on the tropical island?
Blinx: The Time Sweeper is a fast-paced action game featuring a cool, clever new character in wild, warped worlds. The ability to control the flow of time provides a totally new gaming experience only possible on Xbox. Blinx is a cat on a mission to fix glitches in time. With the aid of his trusty and powerful Time Sweeper, the TS1000, Blinx recovers lost time crystals and fights Time Monsters in his attempt to rescue a kidnapped princess and return order to the world.
Players can instantly take control of any one of four highly specialized super-commandos in "Brute Force," a new action-packed sci-fi squad-based shooter game. Whether the encounter requires stealth, tactics, sniping or just "Brute Force," the team is ready and able. Gamers experience the intensity of a shooter game with the cunning strategies of team-based tactical combat. "Brute Force" can be played solo through six worlds in the extensive single-player campaign, or gamers can have up to three friends jump in on the fly in Dynamic Co-op mode or to battle it out in a multitude of competitive death-match modes. "Brute Force" is the first Xbox title from world-renowned developer Digital Anvil.
Sierra Entertainment, Inc. and Fox Interactive announced today Aliens versus Predator* 2: Primal Hunt expansion pack ships to computer retail outlets worldwide. Aliens versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt continues the nail-biting terror and suspense from the award-winning Aliens versus Predator 2. With all new weapons, player characters, single-player and multi-player levels, this original interlocking story is an all out bloody battle of three of the deadliest species in the universe as the Aliens versus Predator 2 saga begins.
Blizzard just informed us that they have released a new update patch for their recently released 3D RTS, WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos. This patch upgrades your WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos to v1.02. Simply connect to Battle.net to download the patch. A standalone version of this patch will be available soon. The V1.2 patch fixes 2 gameplay issues and has a few balance changes. For details, go here.