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Various Game Trailers #492

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 11:27 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 :

  • Black & White 2 - Trailer
  • Dungeon Lords - Trailer
  • Grandia III - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer (Part 1)

'Enthusia Professional Racing' (PS2) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars. As in the real world, Enthusia emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car. Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the driver’s skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving experience for racing fans of all abilities.

'Middle-Earth Online' Is Now Called 'The Lord of the Rings Online'

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This community post confirms that Turbine renamed LotR: Middle-Earth Online, to just Lord of the Rings Online. From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron (Thanks Blues).

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PS2/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Universe is being developed for both the PS2 and the PC, offering two complete RPG experiences - a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multi-player component.

Ubisoft Financial Results Reveal Profit, Delays and New Titles

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2004-2005, which showed an 8 % sales growth over last year's results. The included release schedule shows that Rainbow Six Lockdown has once again been delayed, this time to Q3 (July-September). More curious is the lack of PC specifications for Lockdown and 187 Ride or Die, something we experienced with Ghost Recon 2 right before its cancellation. The announcement also revealed two new titles, Surrender: Battle for the Bulge, and Firefighter Command: Raging Inferno. Read more for detailed financial results ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DM, CTF, Co-op, various team games and much more.

'Bet On Soldier' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is an FPS which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill. Originally planned for April, then June release, Kylotonn announced it is now scheduled for September 2005 (thanks GameKult).

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 ...

Bandai's 2005 E3 Lineup

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai revealed its key titles to be unveiled at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California on May 18-20, 2005. Digimon World 4, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex for PSP and several others. Read more for details and each title ...

Eidos' 2005 E3 Lineup

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announces four of its key titles to be unveiled at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California on May 18-20, 2005. Eidos games will be featured by exclusive appointment only. We will be there, so keep an eye out for our coverage. Read more for details and each title ...

'Kingdom Hearts II' (PS2) - 54 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their continuing quest to find their friends and King Mickey. It has been a year since the events of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. The story begins in Twilight Town, a quiet burg nestled between night and day. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters, including the king himself! In the effort to help Mulan and stop the villain Hades' devious plots, they will encounter countless dangers both familiar and brand-new.

'Boktai 2' vs. 'Megaman 5' (GBA) Details

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that its forthcoming Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django title for GBA will boast wireless compatibility, allowing users to enjoy 'Crossover Battles' with Capcom's Mega Man Battle Network 5 title. This feature marks the players can play against each other using two totally different games.

'Urban Reign' (PS2) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today it will be adding a new "take no prisoners" street fighting game, Urban Reign, to its line-up of fighting titles. Urban Reign will be available exclusively for the PS2 this fall. Read more for details and screens ...

Snowblind Studios Acquires 'Dark Alliance' License

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay Entertainment has entered into an agreement on April 25, 2005 effective April 19, 2005 with Snowblind Studios pursuant to which Snowblind receives an exclusive license to the Dark Alliance trademark under certain conditions for the purpose of making non Massively Multiplayer video games (thanks NMA). Interplay still retains the MMO rights...

'Evil Genuis' Developer Shuts Down

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is with great sadness that Elixir Studios today announced it is to cease day-to-day operations, effective immediately, and will seek the orderly sale and re-use of all its remaining assets and IP. Read more for details ...

'Darwinia' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Introversion has released a new patch for its action game Darwinia. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and includes a brand new mouse selection system, improved Radar Dishes, performance enhancements, new modding features, and a bunch of bug fixes and difficulty tweaks. Read more for download links ...

'From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced the latest installment in the widely successful James Bond videogame franchise, From Russia With Love, starring Academy Award-winner, Sir Sean Connery. The highly anticipated game is scheduled to ship this winter on the PS2, Xbox, and the GameCube. Read more for screens & ingame trailer...

Gizmondo On Display At E3

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gizmondo Europe is delighted to announce its biggest E3 presence ever with a roster of fantastic new games to be unveiled, hands-on demos of the amazing multi-entertainment device, a string of A-list performances, and the first showing of some incredible new game hardware technology not available on any other gaming console.

Codemasters Europe Signs 'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to rain hell from the skies above in World War II's fiercest aerial battles as Codemasters today confirms it has secured the PAL co-publishing and distribution rights to Heroes of the Pacific for PS2, Xbox and PC. Coming this September, Heroes of the Pacific puts the player in the boots of the courageous men who fought like heroes in incredible aerial and naval conflicts from the Pacific Theatre, 60 years ago.

Guest Performances Announced for 'Final Fantasy' Concert

by Judy on April 28, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix today revealed the appearance of the top Japanese vocalists Emiko Shiratori and RIKKI and the return of MC James Arnold Taylor at the highly anticipated concert, "More Friends -- Music From FINAL FANTASY®." The concert starts at 8PM on Monday, May 16th at Gibson Amphitheater.

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | 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 Services­the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

'The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frontier Developments Ltd. announced today that it has been collaborating closely with Aardman Animations Ltd. ('Aardman') on the development of a major new console game, "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit", starring the much-loved, Oscar-winning, claymation duo Wallace & Gromit.

'Supreme Ruler 2010' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer BattleGoat are pleased to announce that Supreme Ruler 2010, the groundbreaking economic, political and military strategy game for the Windows PC, has gone gold. Supreme Ruler 2010 will be available at all major retailers on May 10, 2005.

'Soul Calibur III' (PS2) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soul Calibur III offers the series' hallmarks of exhilarating sword-fighting action and profound martial arts while also delivering highly improved graphics and sound effects to create a unique gaming experience. It also features a Character Creation Mode, which allows players to create original warriors.

'War In The Pacific' - v1.50 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games have released the fourth update patch for their strategy game War In The Pacific. This update includes a large list of fixes and improvements, ranging from submarine operations to kamikaze use. In total 55 minor bugs were repaired by this patch. Along with the fixes come 25 new player requested features! Read more for details fix list and download links ...

'Namco Museum 50th Anniversary' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Namco Museum 50th Anniversary is coming this August to the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, and PC. In honor of the company's 50th anniversary, Namco Museum 50th Anniversary introduces 14 exciting, classic games from the 70's and 80's to a new generation of gamers.

'Guild Wars' In Stores Now

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArenaNet and NCsoft Corporation today announced that Guild Wars is available at retail in Europe, North America and Australia. Guild Wars is the ultimate global online RPG, a transporting experience that transcends the boundaries of geography, technology and language. Play with anyone, anywhere, at any time and there's no subscription fee required. Guild Wars immerses players in a colorful, robust and detailed online fantasy world where success is determined by player skill, not by the time spent playing.

PS2 Review - 'MLB 2006'

by Thomas Leaf on April 28, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MLB 2006 features numerous new gameplay enhancements, and returning gameplay favorites, including EyeToy functionality, online playability, and Voice Recognition, MLB 2006 promises to provide gamers with a true-to-life experience from the diamond.

GBA Review - 'Mr. Driller 2'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on April 28, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The world is being overrun by colored blocks, which are coming from deep underground in the colorful, fast-paced puzzle game Mr. Driller 2. In the game, Mr. Driller meets his competition, Anna Hottenmayer, in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Mr. Driller.

'Ratchet: Deadlocked' (PS2) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2005 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratchet: Deadlocked, created exclusively for the PS2 by Insomniac Games, incorporates co-op gameplay in both single-player and multiplayer story modes -- as well as squad-based functionality. Read more for new screens ..