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'The Mysterious Journey' Developer Closes Doors

by Judy on March 4, 2005 @ 8:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Adventure Gamers is reporting that Polish developer Detalion, known for The Mysterious Journey and Sentinels: Descendant in Time no more. "Detalion had quietly laid off a significant portion of its staff several months ago, but continued to seek ways to resume operations until this latest move became necessary. According to Maciej Miasik, game producer and co-owner of Detalion, the company still officially exists for the time being, and could yet restart activities if they're successful in their ongoing attempts to secure funding. However, there are no current plans for development of another project, and the outlook is not hopeful."

'Night Watch' - Screens

by Judy on March 4, 2005 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Night Watch is based on material from Russian writer Lukyanenko and is situated in the not so distant future. The game will have you battle vampires, werewolves and other creatures throughout various European cities. Nightwatch runs off Nival's highly acclaimed Silent Storm engine, no release date announced yet. Read more to check some new screens ...

'Twisted Metal: Head-On' (PSP) - 7 New Screens

by Judy on March 4, 2005 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twisted Metal: Head-On, developed Incognito Entertainment, hits the road this spring, allowing 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.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Dev. Diary #1 - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty. In this designer diary, Sid Meier explains why he and his team at Firaxis decided to produce an Xbox version of "Sid Meier's Pirates!"

'Scrapland' (Xbox) Finds its Way To Retail

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 2:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight along with Executive Producer American McGee and developer Mercury Steam, announced today that Scrapland for the Xbox has shipped to stores nationwide. An engagingly humorous 3rd person action-adventure game, Scrapland has drawn comparisons to such hits as Grand Theft Auto and Descent for its open-ended gameplay and extreme, futuristic 3D flying missions.

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' Designer Leaves For Blizzard

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GameSpy is reporting that LotR: Battle for Middle-earth design director Dustin Browder will be leaving EA, effective March 9, to team up with Blizzard as senior designer. The former Westwood employee worked on titles like Red Alert 2 and C&C Generals, and while Dustin did not disclose what Blizzard project he would be working on, he did confirm his new position was with the Warcraft/WoW team, and with his strategy background it could be a new Warcraft of Starcraft product. The article also states that another ex-Westwood employee, nobody less than EA's VP and Executive Producer Mark Skaggs is taken a leave of absense for personal/family reason.

'Elite Warriors: Vietnam' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Elite Warriors: Vietnam, you will fight along side Green Beret commandoes as you conduct classified missions deep in Southeast Asia. By using patrol techniques still being used today in Iraq and Afghanistan you will rescue downed pilots, ambush convoys, seize enemy prisoners, and discover targets for air attacks.

'TrackMania Sunrise' - 7 New Screens

by Judy on March 4, 2005 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Nanostray' (NDS) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A 3D sci-fi shooter developed by Shin’en, Nanostray boasts a wide array of weapons, un-lockable features and game modes, as well as an online ranking system that tracks the game’s top players. Nanostray’s touch screen features will allow players to track enemy movement via interactive radar and manage the various weapons and other special pick ups.

'Tactica Online' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Imaginary Numbers today announced the development of Tactica Online, a fast-moving turn-based strategy RPG set in the conspiracy and intrigue of Leonardo da Vinci's world. The game is expected to be available worldwide in Fall 2005.

Activision Reveals New 'Call of Duty' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Console Game

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision will be enlisting gamers in an all new tour of duty this fall with its latest Call of Duty game for the consoles. The company will develop the new title using its internal studios Gray Matter, the developer of Call of Duty: United Offensive, and Treyarch, creators of the popular Spider-Man series.

'Predator: Concrete Jungle' (PS2/Xbox) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Predator: Concrete Jungle is currently in development by Eurocom for the PS2 and Xbox. The new 3rd person action/adventure game weaves the past with the future, as gamers become the terrifying Predator, hunting the Earth for criminals using superhuman powers, fantastic vision modes and an impressive array of alien weaponry.

BioWare Is Looking for New Recruits

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare announced its plans today to continue the expansion of its development teams for its future video-game projects. The Edmonton-based company is actively recruiting for a variety of positions across numerous disciplines, and will be taking those recruitment efforts across North America in the upcoming months.

'Gun Metal' Finally Coming To North America

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and ZOO Digital are happy to announce the signing of Gun Metal. This action-packed title, previously available solely on console (published by Majesco), is now coming to PC gamers in North America on April 26.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Atari Signs Exclusive Publishing Deal With Spark Unlimited

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Spark Unlimited for worldwide publishing rights across all media to all future titles developed by the award-winning creative team at Spark Unlimited, the studio behind the recent hit console game Call of Duty: Finest Hour.

Hideo Kojima Confirms 'Metal Gear Solid 4'

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At a lavish Berlin launch event to celebrate today's release of PAL versions of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, the creator and director Hideo Kojima informed assembled journalists that, while Snake Eater did indeed wrap up his initial trilogy, he will be involved with a fourth Metal Gear Solid title.

'Legion Arena' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legion Arena is an online RPSG or Role Playing Strategy Game, and blends core gameplay elements from the RTS & RPG genres. Set in ancient Rome, Legion Arena puts the player in charge of their own army, which they must develop, nurture and train, transforming a bunch of peasants into a fearsome fighting force. Check these new screens, showing off the user interface.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

'Playboy the Mansion' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Now Available In Europe

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft is happy to announce that Playboy the Mansion is now available in all European retail stores starting today on PlayStation2 , the Xbox and PC.

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox) Ships In Europe

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announces that Cold Fear is now available across all European retail stores on Xbox and PlayStation 2.

'50 Cent: Bulletproof' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 5:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced a deal with multi-million album selling hip-hop superstar and entertainment icon 50 Cent to collaborate in the creation of a new video game that will hit retail shelves in late 2005. 50 Cent: Bulletproof, in which 50 Cent will star and provide his likeness and voice, will be unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles on May 18th, 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - First Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD's Stargate SG-1: The Alliance, developed by Perception using a greatly enhanced Unreal Engine 2.5 engine, is the spectacular interactive game expereince that puts players in the action packed universe of the Stargate SG-1 TV series, which is scheduled for release in late 2005 for all major platforms. Being BIG Stargate fans here over at Worthplaying, this trailer merits its own article. Read more and check it out, its looking good!!!

'SRS: Street Racing Syndicate' (PS2/Xbox) Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While last year Hip Interactive announced it had signed a publishing deal for the PC edition, today Codemasters confirms it has signed a co-publishing and distribution agreement with Namco to bring the PS2 & Xbox editions of Eutechnyx's high-speed multiplayer street racing game to Europe.

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (PS2/Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Europe 1942. These are desperate hours for Allied forces as the Nazi war machine rages across a devastated European landscape. You are US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William “Wild Bill” Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic ServicesĀ­the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

PS2 Preview - 'Red Ninja: End of Honor'

by Thomas Wilde on March 4, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Red Ninja: End of Honor is an action-adventure title, developed by Tranji, which will feature a variety of innovative game-play features blending action, adventure, stealth, seduction and fighting. These elements have been placed in a historical Japanese environment with an event-driven story written by famed Japanese feature film director, Shinsuke Sato.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 4, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Boiling Point: Road to Hell, previously known as Xenus, will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. Boiling Point: Road to Hell is in development by Ukrainian developer Deep Shadows and is scheduled for release in Spring 2005.

PS2 Review - 'Tekken 5'

by Inexhist on March 4, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tekken 5 brings back the popular cast of characters from the previous TEKKEN games, along with three new characters, for a total of 20 default characters to start and more to unlock as players progress in the game. Tekken 5 allows players to use their fight money to customize their characters with various accessories such as hats, glasses and an assortment of different costumes.

'Act of War: Direct Action' Gets UK Release Date

by Judy on March 4, 2005 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Act of War: Direct Action, a near-future, techno-thriller for personal computer, featuring a story created and written by New York Times best-selling author Dale Brown and nearly one hour of original, live-action feature film footage has gone gold in Europe and is on schedule for its March 18 ship date.

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on March 4, 2005 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In DF: BHD players will take on the role of an elite Delta Force Operative as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. Black Hawk Down brings the intensity of Modern Warfare to Xbox with a range of intense single player and multiplayer missions. Yesterday we announced that the Xbox version would support 50 players on Xbox Live, today we have some new screens ...

Matrix Games Signs 'Reach for The Stars'

by Judy on March 4, 2005 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that they will be working with Strategic Studies Group to release an updated version of the Reach for the Stars sci-fi strategy game. The original classic was released in 1983, but the new release is an updated version of the second Reach for the Stars release in 2000.