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Various Game Trailers #502

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 11:59 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 :

  • The Movies - Trailer #2
  • Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Myst V: End of Ages - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Officers - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends - Trailer
  • Singles 2: Triple Trouble - Trailer #2


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Ghost Recon 3' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 7:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced development of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, the next installment in the squad-based action franchise. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 is scheduled to ship for retail in conjunction with the launch of the Xbox 360 and will also be available on the PS2, Xbox, NGC and PC this holiday 2005. Ubisoft will showcase Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3 at the 2005 E3.

Xbox 360 Officially Announced! - Full Details & Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The wait is finally over! Tonight, Microsoft officially announced their next Xbox via an MTV special entitled "The Next-Generation Xbox Revealed." Celebrities, professional athletes, musicians and Xbox officials took the wraps off the much-anticipated system, ending months of intense speculation (and weeks of "leaks" over the intarweb). Read more for further details and a full rundown of the specs ...

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (Xbox/PC) Gets Extra Maps - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that one new Versus map and two new Co-op multiplayer maps will soon be available on PC and Xbox (via Xbox Live) for owners of Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. The Versus map, called Squat, will be available at the end of May, and the two Co-op maps, Nuclear Plant and UN HQ, will follow shortly thereafter. The maps will be free of charge. More details will be available in the coming weeks, but for now, read more to check a few screens ...

'CustomPlay Golf' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CustomPlay Golf is the first game to focus on creating and playing your own golf course. Fusion Labs has released a demo featuring 3 of the best looking holes from the complete version of CustomPlay Golf, which also includes 50% of the editor enabled, presenting you with a unique opportunity to experience the CustomPlay 'Create, Communicate and Play' first hand. Read more for download links ...

'Bone' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Long a popular independent comic, the award winning Bone was described by Publishers Weekly as "Charming, character driven fantasy with an elegant design and masterful storytelling." And now Telltale, a company that takes you to the worlds where characters like Bone play and invites you to play with them, will be creating new episodes for PC gaming. Check out the freshly launched Bone website, or read more for some new screens ...

'Football Manager 2006' (PSP/PC) - 82 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days ago SEGA Europe Ltd, and Sports Interactive announces Football Manager 2006 for PC and PSP. For the first time, FM 2006 will offer fans of Sports Interactive's games an opportunity to experience the highs and lows of virtual football management 'on the go'. Today we have a boatload of screens for each platform, showing off some of the new features ...

'Counter-Strike Source' - DE_Dust_PCG Map Available NOW

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Original DE_Dust creator Dave Johnston has reworked, for the 3rd time, his legendary map specifically for Counter-Strike Source, and now also includes bot support for offline play (thanks 3DGamers). Featured on the PCGamer UK cover disk, it is now available for download.

'Pro Cycling Manager' - Screens

by Judy on May 12, 2005 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager will have more detailed animations, an experience system, stage editor and also several multiplayer modes. Cyanide Studio is using the GameBryo engine, and the Paris-based developer of Chaos League has also recently licensed SpeedTree for use in Pro Cycling Manager.

'Lula 3D' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lula, the curvaceous producer of erotic movies, is in a serious fix. Just before shooting begins on her new film, three of her best bosom stars are kidnapped. There's no time to lose! Slip into Lula's role and race off to Frisco in her racy hot rod. Experience a wild chase across America with breakneck twists and a volley of erotic action. Viewer discretion advised, nudity ahead!

'ESPN Ultimate Baseball Online' Open Beta Test - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN today announced the launch of beta testing for the full-feature version of ESPN Ultimate Baseball Online (ESPN UBO) on ESPN360 - the company's customized broadband service. Fans with broadband capability will also be able to download the world's first massive multi-player online sports game from ESPN.com.

'MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content #2

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that new premium downloadable content for MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf is now available for download via Xbox Live. This round of premium content consists of six new maps and the new Goblin armored vehicle. The new content is available for download via Xbox Live for $4.99 (U.S.). Read more for details ...

Michael Ironside To Star In 'Ice Planet'

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpaceWorks Entertainment announced today that they have signed Michael Ironside, star of the Splinter Cell series of video games, to star in a new video game based on their television series, Ice Planet.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Tycoon 2 gives you the chance to build the ultimate zoo and enjoy it firsthand. You can explore your 3D zoo world as a zoo guest or even care for your animals as a zookeeper. The Endangered Species expansion pack will give you even more to love about Zoo Tycoon 2!

'Supreme Ruler 2010' Invades Store Shelves

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and BattleGoat Studios today announced that the much anticipated strategy wargame Supreme Ruler 2010 has shipped to major retailers nationwide.

'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the action-filled flight combat game Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII, a title exclusive to the Xbox and internally developed by Ubisoft. From Western Europe to the Pacific, players test their air-combat skills as they experience the most famous battles of World War II. As a squadron leader, the player can fly up to 40 WWII aircraft in both single-player and multiplayer missions.

'Brian Lara International Cricket' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing its heritage of being the definitive cricket game series, Brian Lara International Cricket comes ten years after Codemasters launched the original Brian Lara game and over five years since the series appeared on any platform. Read more for screens or check the E3 2005 trailer.

Vivendi's E3 2005 Lineup

by Judy on May 12, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced its multi-platform product line-up for the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Among the highly anticipated games will be Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft: Ghost, a tactical-action console game set in Blizzard's epic StarCraft universe.

Playlogic Signs 'Sparta: Ancient Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic announced today the acquisition of the RTS game Sparta: Ancient Wars developed by the Russian team World Forge. This highly anticipated Real Time Strategy title will be released in 2006.

Namco's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today plans to debut 22 of its highly anticipated console, PC and handheld releases at the 2005 E3 in Los Angeles, May 18-20, 2005.

'Free Running' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announces Free Running, the world's first ever video game based on the urban phenomenon of parkour. Developed by Core Design, Free Running will be released worldwide on PSP in autumn 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2.

Activision's E3 2005 Lineup

by Judy on May 12, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's E3 lineup includes titles based on popular entertainment brands like Marvel's Spider-Man, Fantastic 4, X-Men, Shrek, new installments in their best-selling Tony Hawk and Call of Duty franchises, and innovative offerings from id Software's QUAKE 4 and The Movies from Peter Molyneux's Lionhead Studios.

'Call of Duty 2' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 8:41 a.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. Read more to check out one new screen, and info on some of the military personel contributing to the historical accuracy of the game.

Activision Signs 'Ty The Tasmanian Tiger 3' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox)

by Judy on May 12, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Value Publishing and Krome Studios today announced a co-publishing agreement for the third installment in the TY the Tasmanian Tiger series. Currently in development at Krome Studios, the game will be available for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and GBA in fall 2005.

'NBA '06' (PSP/PS2) Cover Athlete Signed

by Judy on May 12, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony announced today the signing of Phoenix Suns power forward Amare Stoudemire to be the cover athlete for its all-new basketball franchise, NBA '06, due to hit stores in Fall 2005, exclusively for the PlayStation 2 and PSP.

Epic Games Acquires Reality Engine and Kills It

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games today announced that it has completed the purchase of the Reality Engine from Artificial Studios and hired its founder, and lead engine programmer, Tim Johnson. Tim will join the Unreal Engine 3 development team effective immediately and be part of Epic's presence at the E3 in Los Angeles, California next week.

Perpetual Expands 'Star Trek Online' Development Team

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perpetual Entertainment, currently working on two MMO's Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising and Star Trek Online, announced today the addition of Daron Stinnett to the Star Trek Online team as its Executive Producer.

'Snow' (Xbox/PC) Announced

by Judy on May 12, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games today announced Snow, a real-time strategy game based on the greed driven world of a criminal empire. Scheduled for release in 2006, Snow is being developed for the Xbox and PC by Take-Two's Frog City Software studio.

'Cross Racing Championship 2005' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Invictus Games and Project Three today announced that Cross Racing Championship 2005 has reached gold status. CRC 2005 is the most accurate re-creation of real life Autocross, Rally Cross, Off-Road, Dirt track, Rallying, Road Racing and Circuit Racing seen to date. The game allows the player to experience the thrills of high-speed on and off road racing across vast open terrains. The player can contest over 65 races across six distinct environments, ranging from icy mountainous regions and lush countryside to parched desert areas and beaches.

'War Front: Turning Point' - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What would happen if Hitler had been assassinated early on in WWII and the German war engine came under control of a new regime? Digital Reality and CDV aim to answer that question in War Front: Turning Point, bringing gamers an "alternate reality" strategy game. Gamers will be exposed to a whole new WWII timeline, new battles and a variety of secret and experimental weapons. Eye-popping graphics and a refreshing plot will keep gamers pinned to their PCs as they attempt to alter or ensure the historical outcome of World War II.

'Far Cry Instincts' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Far Cry Instincts will ship for consoles in September 2005. Read more for new screens or download the trailer ...

Hip Games' E3 2005 LineUp Reveals New Titles

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Games today revealed the line-up for this year's E3 in Los Angeles, California on May 18-20, 2005. Hip will be showing off a strong product portfolio including City of the Dead, Rugby Challenge 2006, Jackie Chan Adventures, Fear Factor: Unleashed, and previously unannounced titles, Playboy the Mansion: Private Party, Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End Ghost Wars and Playboy. Read more for details ...

'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, licensed by Alfa Romeo and developed by Milestone, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Juiced'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on May 12, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS2 Review - 'Rise of the Kasai'

by David Wanaselja on May 12, 2005 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rise of the Kasai, the sequel to The Mark of Kri, builds upon the original with new storylines, characters, weapons, and cooperative online gameplay - offering a game three-times larger than the original. Taking place both 10 years before the original game's storyline and 10 years after, Rau joins his younger sister, Tati and the other cast of characters as they battle the Kasai through 10 dynamic levels in search of the events that led up to his death.

GBA Review - 'Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Champ Tournament 2005'

by David Wanaselja on May 12, 2005 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005 lets gamers travel to different areas in Battle City to challenge a variety of characters to duels and participate in tournaments, unlocking and collecting new cards with every victory.

'Pacific Fighters: Banzai!' Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and X1 Software announced today that Banzai!, their newest IL-2 Sturmovik series expansion (for Pacific Fighters), is now available for purchase from the Matrix Games store, either as a digital download or you can have a boxed game shipped to your door. Banzai! requires that Pacific Fighters be installed to function. See below for details.

'London Taxi' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

London Taxi, developed by Data Design Interactive, is a driving game based on the Official FX4 London Black Cab. London Taxi will be set in London England, complete with landmarks such as: Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Hyde Park.

'X-Men Legends 2 : Rise of the Apocalypse' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since its initial announcement of 2004, not many details have surfaced, but Raven Software is quietly pluggin away at a sequel based on the ever-popular Marvel franchise. The original game challenges players to master the attributes of their favorite X-Men by creating, customizing and controlling teams of four mutants as they embark on a quest to stop the extinction of mankind. More details surely to come during E3 ...