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Various Game Trailers #635

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • The Matrix: Path of Neo - Trailer #2
  • The Movies [Xbox/PC] - Trailer #16
  • Dreamlords - Trailer #2
  • Battles of Prince of Persia [NDS] - Trailer #2
  • Battlefield 2: Special Forces - Trailer #4


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'X³: Reunion' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 6:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

LucasArts Giving 'Star Wars Galaxies' an Overhaul

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts Producer Julio Torres revealed today that the Star Wars Galaxies developers are going to gradually roll out an overhaul of its much-debated Star Wars-based MMO. In his community letter, Torres points out that user feedback has indicated the learning curve to be too steep for beginners and not enough immediate action, resulting in people leaving again. The primary areas of focus include combat and profession and character development. Check out the producer letter for additional details ...

'Gradius Portable' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While Konami America could not confirm this earlier today, it seems Japanese gamers will get their hands on a compilation of no less than 5 Gradius titles on the PSP, scheduled for February 9 2006. Gradius Portable will include Gradius I through IV and also contain the original PS1 title Gradius Gaiden. While the games are mostly straight ports, Konami will add a few new features such as possibility to switch to 16:9 widescreen, save/load anywhere you want. For the nostalgic people out there it will also contain viewable movies from the PS1's Gradius Deluxe Pack, Gradius Gaiden, PS2's Gradius III & IV, and to top it all off soundtracks from all five games, Gradius on the X68000 included.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online will provide players with the definitive online "Dungeons & Dragons" experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles.

'Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3' (Xbox) Partial Songlist Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami America today announced a partial song list for Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3 (DDR Ultramix 3) for the Xbox. Featuring more than 70 songs across multiple genres and styles of music, DDR ULTRAMIX 3 will get gamers moving and grooving with the largest music variety of any Dance Dance Revolution title released in North America to date.

'25 to Life' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in September Eidos announced that its third-person urban action game 25 to Life would miss the original October 2005 release date, and delayed it to "sometime in 2006." Today Eidos confirmed that 25 to Life will be available in stores beginning January 18, 2006.

'Joint Task Force' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Joint Task Force is a story of modern war where players match superior tactics and military technology against dangerous unconventional forces around the globe. The game’s exacting attention to detail – from buildings that dynamically collapse to military vehicles modeled down to the last rivet – will create a new benchmark for modern-day RTS games.

Activision Revenue Better Than Expected But Still Records Loss

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision today released its second fiscal quarter financial results, and although revenue was better than expected ($222.5 million, $22.5 million better than expected), it was still lower than last years $310.6 million, resulting in a net loss of $13.2 million, compared with a net income for the second fiscal quarter last year of $25.5 million. Seven of its recent titles sold over a million copies, and sales were driven mainly by Ulrimate Spider-Man and X-Men Legends II

'Wild Arms 4' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wild Arms 4 is a role-playing game featuring a new cast of characters, an original storyline, and a new strategic battle system, it appeals to new players of the series while fans will instantly recognize the mainstays of the Wild Arms world of Filgaia. Wild Arms 4 follows the journey of four teenagers as they reshape the future of Filgaia.

'Amped 3' (X360) Confirmed Launch Title

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced Amped 3 is a launch day candidate for the Xbox 360. Amped 3 features an all-new physics engine, enhanced controls and the world's greatest winter resorts to create the most authentic snowboarding experience. Action is interlaced with a hip storyline that encompasses the distinct snowboarder culture, style, music and attitude.

'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of the Left Behind Series books will soon be able to join the Tribulation Forces and participate actively in the battle of good versus evil with the launch of the real-time-strategy (RTS) title, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, the first PC game based on the blockbuster apocalyptic series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced that its upcoming first-person psychological thriller Condemned: Criminal Origins has gone gold for the Xbox 360. SEGA confirms the game will ship throughout North America on November 22 to coincide with the launch of Xbox 360.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor.

'The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced that The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion has gone gold. A single-player turn-based role-playing game, The Legend of Heroes features more than 100 unique characters to interact with, over 50 hours of gameplay and a deeply involving story line that unfolds in one of the most beautifully crafted 3D environments available on the PSP.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Activision has released a demo allowing you to check out an intro movie, a quick tutorial and 2 early zones (Sanctuary and Dead Zone) from the full game. Read more for download links ...

'World Championship Poker 2' (PS2/Xbox) Goes All-In at Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced that it has released World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer for the PS2 and Xbox. WCP 2 is also slated to ship next month for the PSP.

'50 Cent: Bulletproof' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Bosses - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Bulletproof, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld. Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications. Today we reveal the bosses you will face in 50 Cent: Bulletproof.

2K Games Signs 'The Da Vinci Code' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) License

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games announced today an exclusive worldwide agreement with Sony Pictures to publish and distribute current generation console video games based on the highly-anticipated The Da Vinci Code film by Oscar winning director Ron Howard, which is based on Dan Brown's best-selling novel. The games are being developed by The Collective.

'Hammer & Sickle' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV announced today that its tactical RPG, Hammer & Sickle, has gone gold. The game, which is set to ship in North America on December 5, places gamers in the role of a Soviet spy working to prevent a nuclear showdown between the world's superpowers.

'RF Online' Beta Test SignUps - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the deep space galaxy of Novus, RF Online sees you take your pick from three all-powerful warring factions and leading your character into the final battle for control over the entire Novus galaxy. Codemasters today announced the BETA sign-up process which is now live on the RF Online official site along with details of the exclusive RF Online BETA VIP Program.

Oft-Delayed 'Rhem 2' Puzzles Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that its first person puzzle-based adventure game Rhem 2 has arrived in game retailers across North America. Featuring non-linear gameplay, an immersive, non-violent story, and mind-bending puzzles, Rhem 2 is set as a direct sequel in story and gameplay to its popular predecessor, but stands entirely on its own.

'Crackdown' (X360) To Use Advanced A.I. MiddleWare

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 4:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last month Kynogon, the developer of RenderWare A.I., announced that Kynapse SDK became available for the Xbox 360 and today Real Time Worlds revealed it has signed Kynapse A.I. middleware tools for its X360 exclusive title Crackdown.

'Prince of Persia' (PSP) Now Called 'Prince of Persia Revelations'

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in September Ubisoft announced a Prince of Persia title was in the works for the PSP, and today its final name has been revealed. Prince of Persia Revelation, developed by Pipeworks, builds on last year's console success, Prince of Persia Warrior Within, and features original content such as additional puzzles, new maps and redesigned levels.

'Super Mario Strikers' (NGC) - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Mario Strikers, known in Europe as Mario Smash Football, is a five-a-side based football tournament pitting teams of classic Nintendo characters against each other. To win games players simply have to place more balls in the back of their opponent's net than the other team.

EA Signs 'The Simpsons' (Rev/PS3/X360) License Agreement

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA, Twentieth Century Fox TV and Gracie Films today announced a long-term deal that grants EA development rights to multiple videogame titles based on the The Simpsons. Working closely with the television studio's Licensing and Merchandising division, Gracie Films and The Simpsons writers, EA will create original 'Simpsons' game content for next gen consoles.

'Call of Duty 2: Big Red One' (PS2/Xbox) Developer Q&A

by Matt Mefford on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

In Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, players experience the adrenaline rush and harsh realities of war as never before. As a part of America’s most decorated and heroic fighting unit players work together with their squad to accomplish a variety of land, see and air combat missions spanning North Africa, Italy and Nazi-occupied Western Europe. Activision's Senior Publicist John Rafacz answers some questions ..

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure combines combat, action, adventure and stealth, using a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom. A thug, an outcast, a rebel...the lead character, Trane, is all of these in Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure.

'DAoC: Trials of Atlantis' Now Available For Free

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced that its third Dark Age of Camelot expansion Trials of Atlantis is available to all current and retired players as a free download. All accounts have been activated to allow access to the expansion content.

PS2/Xbox Review - 'Spartan: Total Warrior'

by Geson Hatchett on Nov. 2, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Spartan: Total Warrior puts the player in control of a heroic warrior, engulfing the player into the midst of titanic clashes between mighty armies, blending mythical beasts and legendary monsters into the fray. Brutal combat meets epic warfare on the battlefields of the ancient world as you fight for your life, your freedom and your honor.