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Various Game Trailers #485

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 5:15 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Rising Kingdoms - Trailer
  • Close Combat: First to Fight - Trailer (2)
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith - Trailer #2

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pursuit Force is a fast-paced arcade-action game, that fuses driving and combat mechanics to create a unique gaming experience for PSP. Developed by Bigbig Studios, a new development team that pulls together some of the leading creative talent in the gaming industry, Pursuit Force follows the misadventures of a rookie Police Officer tracking down five criminal gangs across an entire fictional state in America.

'Wanda And The Colossus' (PS2) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEI is working on a sequel to what a lot of people call one of the best games of all time, ICO. Carrying a somewhat odd name, 'Wanda And The Colossus,' now known in Europe as Shadow of the Colossus, is situated in the same universe as its prequel, but will follow a totally different story line. Not much details are available yet, hopefully there will be more info during E3. In the meantime, check out the new screens...

'Ski-Doo X-Team Racing' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in 2001 Mindscape released DayDream's Ski-Doo X-Team Racing, and now that Resolution Interactive has acquired the rights, it will update the game with the latest 2006 sled models from Bombardier, update the engine and also port it to Xbox and PS2.

'Call of Duty 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. Call of Duty 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action in new historic campaigns. The title is scheduled for release this fall and is not yet rated by the ESRB.

'Conspiracy: Weapons of Mass Destruction' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive announced today that UK developer Kuju is working on a new FPS 'Conspiracy: Weapons of Mass Destruction.' Using the Fire Warrior engine, Conspiracy: Weapons of Mass Destruction, is under development for PC, PS2 and Xbox, and is scheduled for May 2005. Read more for details and new screens ...

Nintendo Teams Up With Broadcom for Wireless Revolution

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broadcom Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to provide wireless technology for Nintendo's next generation gaming systems. Broadcom's diverse portfolio of technology solutions will enable Nintendo to add cutting-edge wireless features and connectivity to its popular line of gaming consoles. Nintendo's next generation console (codenamed "Revolution") will feature an advanced wireless platform that integrates multiple technologies to enable a new and exciting gaming experience.

'Star Wars Battlefront' - v1.3 Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts has released an updated dedicated server file for Pandemic Studios' scifi shooter Star Wars Battlefront. This v1.3 server is in anticipation of the client release, which is due shortly, but no specific details as to what it addresses are available at this point. Read more for download links ...

'SpecForce' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpecForce is Techland's latest futuristic tactical shooter with a plot connected to already known Chrome. Game development has been underway for some time now, and will use an optimized Chrome Engine. Read more for some new screens ...

'Killer 7' (NGC/PS2) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems "deserving to die." Read more to check out some screens ...

'Namco Museum Battle Collection' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Judy on April 19, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced "Namco Museum Battle Collection" for the PSP. Offering new and original versions of some of Namco's most beloved arcade classics including "Galaga," "Pac-Man" and "Dig Dug," the game will be released with U.S. exclusive titles this summer for the ultimate handheld arcade experience.

'War Front: Turning Point' Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While we already had the German announcement & screens last week, CDV today officially announced War Front: Turning Point, a new game for PC, will premiere at the 2005 Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3). War Front is being developed in partnership with Hungarian Developer Digital Reality, makers of popular titles such as Haegemonia, Desert Rats vs. Africa Corps and D-Day.

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' Expansion Pack in the Works?

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Of all places, an online retailer in South Africa has a listing for an upcoming Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth expansion pack. No additional information was listed, apart from it being scheduled for release in September 2005. We contacted EA to see if there was any truth to the matter, and all we got was, "Rumors and speculation, no comment," but also a friendly piece of advice: "I wouldn't line up outside the store." A very popular franchise, a good RTS, and EA so an expansion pack would not be unheard of, but only time will tell ...

'City of Heroes Issue #4: Colosseum' - 12 New Screens

by Judy on April 19, 2005 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest update to NCsoft's action-packed heroic MMO will add even more options to the most detailed character creation process in MMOs. As well as the brand new, Asian-inspired outfits and accessories, Issue #4 lets players customize various different physical attributes that weren't user-definable before – from waist size to muscle density, facial structure to chest diameter.

'Around The World In 80 Days' - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares is working on a game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good?

'Second Sight' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today announced it has partnered with Trymedia Systems to bring the PC edition of the acclaimed stealth action title Second Sight to Trymedia's global game distribution network.

Buena Vista Games Expands And Acquires Avalanche Software

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games today announced two major business deals to strengthen the company's internal game development capabilities and further its goals of becoming a top tier publisher of handheld and console games. The deals include the acquisition of acclaimed Salt Lake City-based video game developer, Avalanche Software LC and the establishment of a start-up development studio in Vancouver, Canada, led by former Electronic Arts Canada senior development and business staff.

Infinium Labs' Executive Vice President Resigns

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Richard S. Skoba announced today that he has turned in his resignation to Infinium Labs. Mr. Skoba was a member of the senior management team, serving as the Executive Vice President of Business Development and Sales for Infinium Labs since January 2004. His resignation is effective as of April 30, 2005.

Nintendo Mixes It Up With Electric Blue NDS

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of America Inc. introduces the first new color in the Western Hemisphere for its popular Nintendo DS. "Electric Blue" debuts in June and will become a permanent color in the DS palette, joining the original silver-and-black model, named "Titanium."

'The Sims 2' (NDS/DS/GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we revealed last night, EA today officially announced that The Sims 2 is in development for the PS2, Xbox, NGC, PSP, NDS, the GBA and mobile phones.

'Psychonauts' (Xbox/PC) Finally Available In Stores

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco today announced that Psychonauts has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by Double Fine Productions, Psychonauts is available for the Xbox and PC, and will be offered on the PS2 later this spring.

'The Great British Football Quiz' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Liquid Games is pleased to announce the first title in its series of quizzes for the PS2; The Great British Football Quiz. This series comprises six European titles in all, the other five being differentiated for fans in Italy, Germany, France, Spain and The Netherlands.

'Pro Rugby Manager 2' - v1.09 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Digital Jesters has released a new patch for Pro Rugby Manager 2. This update brings your retail game to v1.09 and adds a new external db, mp3 player, photo feature and the usual bug and game fixes. Read more for download links ...

Close Combat: First to Fight Gets In Retail Formation

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Close Combat: First to Fight has shipped and is currently available in retail stores across North America and Europe for PC. A version for the Xbox was released on April 9th.

'Dark Age of Camelot' - 14 Day Trial Available

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Age of Camelot developer Mythic Entertainment today made a new version of the game's 14-day free trial broadly available for download to players new to the compelling world of "Camelot." This trial version incorporates many new features, which Mythic recently introduced as part of the latest in a series of free major upgrades. The 14-day trial is available for download.

PS2 Preview - 'Metal Slug 4 & 5'

by Geson Hatchett on April 19, 2005 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

This summer SNK USA is bringing one of the greatest arcade franchises, for the first time, to the PS2. Metal Slug 4 & 5 will be released as a bundle pack giving you twice the action, and twice the fun, its all about the gameplay. We had a chance to check out a beta build, so read on for our impression...

PS2 Review - 'Cold Fear'

by Inexhist on April 19, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Cold Fear is a first action-horror title with both action and horror, delivering an action-packed, tension-filled gaming experience. Players step into the role of Tom Hansen, a U.S. Coast Guard who is sent to board a drifting Russian whaling ship in the middle of a howling storm on the Bering Sea, who will discover there is no safe place here. On this constantly rocking and shifting ship and a mysterious oil rig, players must turn their interactive surroundings to their advantage to take down human enemies – and enemies that aren't human any more - and save their own life.

'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith' (NDS) - 54 New Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is the closing chapter of epic Star Wars saga. Following closely the storyline of the upcoming movie, you'll choose your path between light & shadow playing either as the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi or Anakin Skywalker, the soon-to-become Darth Vader. Witness the rise of the birth of Darth Vader and the galactic Empire is this epic Jedi action game!

'The Sims 2' Coming to Consoles and Handhelds

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really much of a surprise, but in a recent interview with IGN, Maxis producer Scot Amos revealed that they have been working on porting The Sims 2 to consoles and handheld systems. The base of the game will be content that people liked in The Sims 2, but also material taken from the University expansion pack. But people who are familiar with the PC edition, still might want to check the console editions, since it will also have new & exclusive content, new locations, new characters and so forth. The PS2 edition will support HDD and Eye Toy (you can import yourself into the game as a character), the Xbox version will HDTV and 720dpi, while the Gamecube will have custom content.

Film Giant MGM Shuts Down 'Stargate: Source' Mod

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The creators behind the Half-Life 2 mod Stargate: Source have received a cease and desist order from MGM to immediately stop working on their mod project. "We are very displeased to announce that apparently MGM the huge company feels very threatened by a group of individuals spread throughout the world. We have received a letter to desist from the creation of the Stargate: Source mod. At this time we are still discussing the issue but it does appear that we are going to be shutting down." Albeit regrettable, this decision by MGM was expected since they are involved in the Stargate SG1: The Alliance game project, under development at JoWood.

'Genji: Dawn of the Samurai' (PS2) Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2005 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEE today announce the arrival of the hugely anticipated first release from Yoshiki Okamoto's new studio, Game Republic. Gaming guru Okamoto-san has been responsible for some of the most ground-breaking titles of our time, including Street Fighter 2, Resident Evil and, more recently, Devil May Cry. No specific release date has been announced.