Hearts of Iron II comes with a completely re-worked interface, 19 battle scenarios, 14,000 leaders and generals and the co-operative multiplayer feature adds a new dimension to the game play. The in-depth manual and tutorial will ease new players into the game. Hearts of Iron II has barely been out on shelf for a month and its fans have already created a multitude of different scenarios available for download! If you want more information about mods currently available or under development, head on over to the Paradox forums and get full details..
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Zoo Publishing keeps bringing the surprises as earlier they caused some excitement by revealing it was bringing Sudeki to PC, now the UK publisher also has listings for Midway's action game NARC and Argonaut Games' sci-fi racing game Powerdrome. While NARC has not yet been released on the consoles, the PC version has a tentative June 1st, 2005 release date, and Powerdrome is schedule for a month later, July 1st 2005 (thanks Blues). No specific details are available as of yet, but more information should become available shortly.
Hell Forces is a classical FPS in which the main hero, Stephen Geist, is trying to find out what has happened to his missing friend. During this search, he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help can he find out the truth and stop the invasion.
Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :
- Close Combat: First to Fight - Trailer
- Domination - Trailer (2)
Live fastballs, suicide squeezes, grass-staining dives, seventh-inning stretches, walk-off homeruns, peanuts and hotdogs… these are just some of the things that make the sport of baseball America’s favorite pastime. The victory of a baseball game can depend on the walk-off homerun in the ninth inning or a simple second base steal.
A wet, wild and totally soaked new expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will ride into stores this June. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!, the first expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will let players create and control their own water parks for the first time. Read more to check out some more new screens ...
In this new episode, you lead Team Rainbow, the world's most elite counter-terrorist unit, as they are called into action and unfamiliar territory to battle a bioterrorist threat. Stakes escalate as they are personally targeted by an evil terrorist organization, Global Liberation Front, on a mission to change First World nations mind-set through menacing actions and violent schemes. Here's an inside look at the leaders who have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Konami Digital Entertainment America today announced that Shaman King: Legacy of the spirits, Soaring Hawk and Shaman King: Legacy of the spirits, Sprinting Wolf for the GBA have shipped to retail stores nationwide. Based on the popular Shaman King television series and comic books, these strategic, anime-style games bring to life the exciting world and characters from the 4Kids Entertainment's "4Kids TV" series.
Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers.
Midway today announced the official kick-off of the Unreal Championship2: The Liandri Conflict pre-sell program at select retailers nationwide through which gamers can now pre-order their copy of Unreal Championship 2 and receive a free "Xbox Live enabled UC2 demo disc instantly". Also included in the pre-sell offer are three (3 out of 12) character collector trading cards. Midway also announced that the official UC2 website is now live.
Project: Snowblind is a the first-person action shooter putting you in the role of an elite super soldier, fighting on the front lines of a near-future war using unique weapons, abilities and high-tech gadgetry that inject depth and variety to gameplay. This second Project: Snowblind Development Diary covers the multiplayer aspect of the game Read more for details and screens.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords for the PC has officially shipped and will slash its way into stores on February 10, 2005. The highly anticipated next chapter successfully launched December 6, 2004 on Xbox. The Sith Lords picks up five years after the events of the original KOTOR and features an all-new perilous storyline, as well as new characters, classes, locations and force powers. The PC version features high-resolution textures, optimized screen resolutions and a variety of other graphic card enhancements.
Capcom today released Shadow of Rome, an all-new action adventure game for the PS2. Shadow of Rome transports players to one of the most perilous ages of man, an era when Caesar was hailed as the leader of the Roman Empire and whose sovereignty dominated all of western civilization. Murder, false accusations and blood spilled in gladiatorial battles await those in this all encompassing epic title.
An oft-neglected era, the age of sail has produced only a few computer games over the years, much to the disappointment of would-be Horatio Hornblowers everywhere. Because of this it is with great excitement that Shrapnel Games would like to announce the signing of Spruegames, a new independent developer who will be joining our award- winning lineup with the imminent release of Salvo.
Enlight announced today that TrackMania Sunrise will be available in North America in June 2005. Developed by Nadeo, TrackMania Sunrise offers gorgeous environments, competitive multiplayer race modes, and insane customizable tracks with off-the-hook jumps, loops, and tight corners.
KOEI today announced that their Samurai-themed action strategy game for the PlayStation 2, KESSEN III, has gone gold and will ship to stores on February 22, 2005.
Juiced is the only racing to totally immerse you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, your main focus in life is to build up your own crew of ‘driving gods’ and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City.
Star Wolves is a 3D space RPG with strategy elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII Century A.D. during a time of political crisis for the all-powerful Empire and the three mega-corporations that control all the known worlds.
Ubisoft today announced that not just one but two Rayman titles will launch simultaneously in March 2005: Rayman DS and Rayman: Hoodlums Revenge for Game Boy Advance. both Rayman titles will be available at the manufacturers suggested retail price of $29.99.
Set in historical Japan, Tenchu: Fatal Shadows features two playable ninja warriors - returning heroine Ayame and newcomer Rin. This installment of the fan-favourite franchise offers a tight balance of melee combat and shadow stalking, and its levels are structured to avoid the frustrating trial-and-error patterns that are all too familiar in the stealth genre. Check these 40+ new screens ...
Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online, developed by Monolith and EON Entertainment, will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off.
SNK PLAYMORE USA announced today that The King of Fighters 2002/2003 combo pack for the PS2 has shipped to retailers across North America. This ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting will come on two DVDs and will be specially priced at $39.99.
Offering over 40 fully-licensed and faithfully replicated club and national teams, players can tinker with tactics, formation, line-up and training before each match. Pro Rugby Manager 2 displays each bone-crunching tackle, each heart-in-mouth drop kick and every maddening pass and dash to the try-line in such glorious, motion-captured detail, it rivals anything TV coverage can offer. This single-player demo gives you a month of in-game gameplay with Gloucester at the start of the Zurich season, featuring two stadiums for Gloucester and London Wasps. Read more for download links ...
The third in the series of ultra realistic war games from Digital Jesters, 1944: Battle of the Bulge uses Digital Reality's acclaimed RTS engine, which has consistently delivered explosive gameplay coupled with historical accuracy. 1944: Battle of the Bulge covers 20 new single player missions, featuring battles playable from either side of the war. Digital Jesters has launched the official Battle of the Bulge website.
Ubisoft announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with DIC Entertainment, a leading children's entertainment company, to create videogames based on the new Trollz. The new Trollz are a stylish group of teen friends that grow up in a spectacular world of gnomes, ogres, dragons and magic. The exclusive, worldwide agreement includes interactive games based on the tween entertainment and lifestyle property for all existing game formats.
War Times takes real time strategy to a new level as you follow the tumultuous era of the 2nd World War through Germany, Great Britain, the USA and the USSR. You can play up each nation’s unique strategies in their attack and defense as you trudge through Europe’s war zones. This Gibraltar map is a single-player bonus mission for War Times in which a Spanish General from the Blue Division prepares a plan to conquer the Gibraltar rock with German resources.
Majesco today announced an ensemble of top Hollywood and award-winning musical talent behind the video game soundtrack for Advent Rising. The Advent Rising soundtrack is a completely original musical score that incorporates live orchestral and vocal elements to create a variety of musical themes utilized throughout the game. The soundtrack is also planned for retail release to coincide with the game.
TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.
The lights are green as SRS - Street Racing Syndicate screeches onto the GameCube in the UK on 4 March 2005. In this high-octane racing adventure players can push over forty officially licensed cars to the limits around the streets of three major US cities.
Dutch magazine Sen Gamer claims to have received confirmation from its former editor in chief, who now works for EA, that C&C: Red Alert 2 is headed for Nintendo's handheld. While there is absolutely no confirmation of any kind, it would technically be very feasable for an RTS like the C&C series to be ported to the NDS, its dual screen could allow for real time action on the main screen, while the menus to build and buy units would be placed on the bottom display. And even bigger rumor is that Petroglpyh, currently working on Star Wars: Empire at War, would be the developer, and if true, Red Alert 2 for DS is scheduled for late 2005. To be taken with a big bag of salt, but why not ...
Pendulo Studios is working on a followup to last year's hit title Runaway: A Road Adventure, an adventure game with 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.
Makai Kingdom is an RPG on which you take on the role of Lord Zetta to command an army of determined fighters to reclaim what has righteously been his, the netherworld. Battle enemies ranging from vicious demons to determined soldiers with both modern and ancient warfare, slash your enemies with the good old broadsword or blast your way through with the deadly rocket launcher; the choices are yours.
In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC. Check these 30+ new screens...
- FlatOut Q&A with Bugbear's Jussi Laakkonen on CGOnline
- RCT 3: Soaked! Q&A with Frontier Developments' Ken Allem on IGN
- COPS 2170: Power of Law Q&A with MISTland's Max Tumin on FileFront
- RCT 3: Soaked! Q&A with Frontier Developments' Jonny Watts on GameSpot
- Advent Rising Q&A with composer Tommy Tallarico on CGOnline
- Tenchu: Fatal Shadows Q&A with SEGA's Klayton Vorlick on GameZone
Cossacks: Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns. Check these 60+ new screens...
The guns of the greatest of all wars roar into life in and on The Road to Berlin. This fast-moving game drops the player right in the middle of frenzied combat action, where the thrills just keep coming! Pilot, gunner, sniper, paratrooper – all these roles are played out through a simple, intuitive point-and-click interface, allowing instant and complete immersion in the game world.
by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 8, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people. We had a chance for some hands-on time, read more for our report ...
In this tale, good and evil have now transposed, resulting in chaos and turmoil. Having fallen under the spell of wicked magic, a new Dark Master now threatens the land and only six warriors, male and female descendants of the Titans, can stop him in his quest to destroy all that can be used to return peace and stability.