Various Game Trailers #471

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 6:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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 :

  • 24: The Game - Trailer
  • Guild Wars - Trailer #5
  • Empire Earth 2 - Behind the Scenes #1 &2
  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - NSA Training #6

'Auto Assault' - 3 New Screens

by Judy on March 31, 2005 @ 5:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

'Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookiees' - 21 New Screens

by Judy on March 31, 2005 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookiees is the next addition to the popular online Star Wars gaming experience. Episode III Rage of the Wookiees, available to current players two full weeks before the movie launches as a digital download, adds a whole slew of content taken directly from the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith movie, including the adventure planet of Kashyyyk, home to the Wookiees.

'Colosseum: Road to Freedom' (PS2) Paved for North America

by Judy on March 31, 2005 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Through the Action Role-Playing Game, Colosseum: Road to Freedom, video gamers will experience first-hand the thrill of fighting in the gruesome spectacles of gladiator games, as well as the hardships of training as a slave.

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms X' (PS2) Unveiled for North America

by Judy on March 31, 2005 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Romance of the Three Kingdoms X will cover nearly 147 years of Chinese history starting with the fall of the Han Dynasty at the end of second century A.D. Developed by KOEI, Romance of the Three Kingdoms X is produced by Kou Shibusawa. The game is for one player, rated "T" by the ESRB, and scheduled to launch in North America in June 2005.

'Imperial Glory' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Imperial Glory offers an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes. Pyro Studios has released a demo on the cd cover of a Spanish gaming magazine allowing you to try out a Hannover battle (easy setting) and a Cyrenaica battle (medium setting), and some additional video footage (thanks Allied Forces Network). Read more for download links ...

'25 To Life' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos in conjunction with Highway 1 Productions, takes an unrelenting look at urban street crime in its upcoming action video game 25 To Life. 25 To Life is being developed by Avalanche Software and will be available for PS2, Xbox and PC. Read more for screens & trailer ...

'Still Life' (Xbox/PC) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Judy on March 31, 2005 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that Still Life has gone gold. Developed by awarding-winning adventure game creators, Microids, this investigative thriller will be available for both the Xbox and PC on April 14, 2005.

'They Came From Hollywood' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

They Came From Hollywood is a real-time strategy/action game in which you take on the role of a giant B-movie monster in your own cheesy B-movie. Ravage cities while fighting off the military. Eat people. Eat cars. Punch holes in buildings, knock down billboards and kick over every newspaper stand in ten blocks.

'1944: Battle of the Bulge' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

What began with PC real-time tactical Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps and continued with D-Day is to be concluded with 1944: Battle of the Bulge. In total, there are 20 new missions, featuring battles from either side of the war. The level maps have been designed with historical accuracy in mind, and created from authentic strategic maps, geographic information and images from the battles themselves.

'Pac-Man Pinball Advance' (GBA) Goes Gold

by Judy on March 31, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco today announced that Pac-Man fever is back as Pac-Man Pinball Advance has gone gold and is expected to be available at North American retail stores in April 2005.

'Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance' (PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the seedy underbelly of Las Sombras, players are immersed in an urban setting ruled by a criminal underworld of power, greed and corruption. This intense, urban action game features a twisting storyline filled with betrayal, warring cartels and hard-hitting battles.

'Aerial Strike: The Yager Missions' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a demo for Aerial Strike: The Yager Missions, known in Europe as Yager. In this demo you play as freelance pilot Magnus Tide. Your mission is to help the Proteus defend their research base and the Troja Battleship against a malicious pirate attack. Read more for download links ...

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' - European v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft Europe has now released the first patch for its stealth action game Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. This update brings your European, French Canadian and Australian retail game to v1.01 and addresses a few game crashes, multiplayer issues, profile bugs, and the usual general improvements. Read more for download links ...

'Joint Task Force' Revealed

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Belgian magazine PC GamePlay has the first details on a new title from Dutch publisher HD Interactive. Under development at Mithis Interactive, Joint Task Force is a brand new RTS title deals with various conflicts in the imminent future. The United States has formed a Joint Task Force to restore peace in trouble spots such as Somalia, Bosnia and the Middle-East. JTF uses a hi-tech 3D engine taking advantage of all the latest DX9 features, as well as the Megon Physics Engine (being used in Duke Nukem Forever). A first in an RTS game, the infantry units will all be using motion capture animations. JTF is scheduled for Q2 2006, an official announcement will probably follow shortly (thanks Gamer.nl).

Nintendo DS Sells 500,000 Units In Europe

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following the launch of Nintendo DS in Europe on March 11, 2005, the new handheld console is proving to be a success with European gamers, having snapped up over 500,000 units by Easter Saturday – that's 77% of the consoles that were in stores across Europe for launch. Many stores have reported they are out of stock; however, more deliveries are being made to replenish the supply.

'Bethesda Softworks' Is Hiring

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks is looking for a Level Designer to join their team that is pushing the bleeding-edge of RPG development for the PC and future-generation consoles. Bethesda is looking for someone to design, create, build, and script levels for future Elder Scrolls and Fallout products. Includes working in our proprietary toolset to design, build, light, and script game areas. Interested parties should check the Jobs section of the Bethesda Softworks web site.

'Batman Begins' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into the shadows of Gotham City's perilous criminal underworld as DC Comics' legendary Dark Knight in the Batman Begins video game. Slated for release day and date with the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Batman Begins challenges players to use fear as their ultimate weapon. Read more for new screens ...

Space Invaders Creator Working On 'Space Invaders Revolution' (NDS)

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games has revealed that the guiding light behind its forthcoming Nintendo DS title 'Space Invaders Revolution' is none other than the creator of the 1978 original. Mr. Tomohiro Nishikado occupies the role of CEO at development company Dreams and has personally been overseeing the development of this 're-imagining' of the original Space Invaders.

PSP Review - 'Twisted Metal: Head-On'

by David Wanaselja on March 31, 2005 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Twisted Metal: Head-On, developed Incognito Entertainment allows gamers to take destruction anywhere, anytime. Featuring new gameplay designs, multiplayer modes via wireless connectivity and Mini-Game bonus levels, Twisted Metal: Head-On provides a wide variety of gameplay options for gamers on the go.

'Terrorist Takedown: Payback' - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City Interactive is working on an addon for its Terrorist Takedown action game, Payback. Scheduled for an April release, Terrorist Takedown: Payback is a standalone expansion pack in which the player once againtakes on the role of GIs fighting against terrorrism. The expansion incorporates various gameplay improvements over the original title and adds 10 new missions, and lets you fly AH 64-Apache, control the .50 caliber humvee machine gun, or take aim with an antitank cannon.

PC Review - 'The Moment of Silence'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 31, 2005 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Moment of Silence is a high-tech political thriller. Players step into the shoes of Peter Wright, a communications designer currently working on the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. When a SWAT team storms his neighbour's apartment, it is Peter's job to uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance.

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' (Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars is a game heavy on humor! It takes place in a galaxy populated by four different animal clans, each faction battling for control over all the planets. Players can look forward to an extensive single player campaign as well as a multiplayer mode: team up with friends and take on all rivals in a last animal standing competition! Ascaron has launched the official Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars website. Head on over there for the latest updates, screens, wallpapers, movies and faq.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 31, 2005 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News