KOEI today announced that Dynasty Warriors 5 is coming to the Xbox and has planned for a fall 2005 North American launch. Dynasty Warriors 5 takes players back in time to an ancient land governed by chaos, and the mightiest warriors in history fight for control of the Chinese empire.
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Konami announced today that the Castlevania franchise will make its debut on the the Xbox in fall 2005 with Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. While past Castlevania games have focused on the struggle between Dracula and the Belmont clan, Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, a Devil Forgemaster, and former Lieutenant of Dracula.
KOEI today announced the tenth edition of its historical simulation game will ship to North American retailers on June 21st, 2005. According to Amos Ip, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, this title will combine "the series' successful core features, new political and battle elements, and the most stunning visuals yet for a refreshing take on the hallowed franchise."
Vivendi will bring Sierra Entertainment's Spyro Shadow Legacy to the Nintendo DS this fall. Developed by Amaze Entertainment, the action/adventure game will – for the first time – introduce magical powers, role playing game (RPG) elements, and martial arts fighting to the beloved Spyro gameplay.
Check out the following new screens from Nintendo's 2005 E3 lineup:
- 'Advance Wars: Dual Strike' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Animal Crossing DS' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Battalion Wars' (NGC) - Screens
- 'Chibi-Robot' (NGC) - Screens
- 'Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix' (NGC) - Screens
- 'Donkey Kong Country 3' (GBA) - Screens
- 'Donkey Konga 2: Hit Song Parade' (GBA) - Screens
- 'Dynasty Warriors Advance' (GBA) - Screens
- 'Electroplankton' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones' (GBA) - Screens
- 'Kirby Adventure' (NGC) - Screens
- 'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess' (NGC) - Screens
- 'Mario & Luigi 2' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Mario Baseball' (NGC) - Screens
- 'Mario Kart DS' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Mario Party 7' (NGC) - Screens
- 'Mario Tennis Advance' (GBA) - Screens
- 'Meteos' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Metroid Prime: Hunters' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Metroid Prime Pinball' (NDS) - Screens
- 'New Super Mario Bros.' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Nintendogs' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Odama' (NGC) - Screens
- 'Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness' (NGC) - Screens
- 'Screw Breaker' (GBA) - Screens
- 'Super Mario Strikers' (NGC) - Screens
- 'Touch Golf' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Touch Kirby' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Trace Memory' (NDS) - Screens
- 'Yoshi's Universal Gravitation' (GBA) - Screens
Square Enix today announced plans for the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series to be developed for the Revolution, Nintendo's next-generation console currently in development.
Activision, WXP and paintball professional Greg Hastings announced today that "Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D" will launch across multiple platforms this fall.
Today Ubisoft announced AND 1 Streetball for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Developed by Black Ops, AND 1 Streetball is the ultimate basketball experience that features all the jaw-dropping moves of authentic streetball.
Legacy Interactive announced today that the company has been awarded the interactive publishing rights for multiple game platforms, including the Xbox and the PSP, for a video game based on the hit television show, “The Apprentice.” The PC video game will be available in Fall 2005 and will be distributed by Vivendi Universal Games in North America.
Agetec today announced its plans to introduce five new titles at the E³ in booth W2660 at the Los Angeles Convention Center next week. Geared for the PS2, the company will unveil RPG Maker 3, WILD ARMS Alter code: F and Armored Core: Nine Breaker. New games for the PSP will be Armored Core: Formula Front and PoPoLoCrois.
Midway today announced that the latest entry into the Unreal franchise, Unreal Tournament 2007, is now in development. Like its predecessors, Unreal Tournament 2007, is being developed by North Carolina-based, Epic Games Inc. The game will be shown for the first time at the E3 in Los Angeles, May 18 - 20, in Midway's booth located at Petree Hall, room 4001.
Eidos announces first details on Just Cause. Developed by Avalanche Studios, Sweden, Just Cause will be released on PlayStation 2, Xbox & PC. Readmore for details and screens ...
iEntertainment Network announced that The Mighty Eighth: A WarBirds Series Combat Simulation, will be released to retail stores in March 2007! IENT believes this new combat flying simulation about the Air War over Europe during World War II is likely to win accolades as ‘The Best Flight Simulation of the Year, 2007!"
Rockstar Games is proud to announce Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with series creators Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories will be available exclusively on the PSP in North America and Europe following the European launch of the PSP system on September 1, 2005.
Electronic Arts today announced the release of EA SPORTS' MVP Baseball for the PSP. Now, right in the palm of their hands, players can experience everything from the jitters of opening day to the thrill of the World Series, with spectacular graphics and new ways to experience EA's renowned baseball franchise.
Today the ships set sail and the march is on for Imperial Glory for Windows PC as it ships to stores across North America. Imperial Glory transports you into the Napoleonic era of the early 19th Century where you will take control of one of the five greatest empires of the time- Russia, Great Britain, Austria, France or Prussia.
Well, we have arrived in Los Angeles, and in between the pre-E3 events and media briefings (the Microsoft party rocked!), we went down to the actual E3 convention center and snuck inside ninja-style to bring you a few sneak peek photos. The Nintendo video screens seemed to have a Mario soccer game on it and the Huxley trailer was amazing, but unfortunately, our disguise was compromised and we were escorted out ... twice. Read more to check the screens ...
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 :
- Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising - E3 Trailer
- Killzone - PS3 Trailer
- The Matrix: Path of Neo - E3 Trailer
- The Movies - You Won't Survive Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Jeff Minter's Llamasoft today announced that it is returning to the forefront of the gaming world with a cutting-edge music visualization system designed for Microsoft's Xbox 360.
Kameo: Elements of Power is an action-adventure game with role-playing elements for gamers of all ages and skill levels. From legendary game developer Rare, Kameo: Elements of Power sends players on a magical and epic journey full of intense combat, magnificent exploration and innovative morph-into-warrior action.
Hellgate: London, developed Flagship Studios, is a role-playing game set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomised world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden world where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.
Square Enix today announced that Final Fantasy XII will be released on the PlayStation 2 in fiscal year 2005 in Japan and fiscal year 2006 in North America. In addition, plans to bring a Final Fantasy title to the PlayStation 3 are just beyond the horizon.
Already revealed a few weeks ago, French developer Lexis Numérique, announced its latest title, Incrazyball. A sort of Marble Madness in 3D, where you guide a ball through crazy tracks, much like Super Monkey Ball. Multiplayer and an editor will be included in the game so you can design your own tracks and share them with the rest of the community.
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.
Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter 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.
Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.
Tabula Rasa is the latest massively multiplayer entertainment experience to come from the legendary creative mind of Richard Garriott and the all-star team of industry professionals at Destination Games. Developed from the ground up to be stable, fast and fun, Tabula Rasa represents a refreshing new approach to the design of multiplayer online games.
by Nathan Mourfield on May 17, 2005 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Within the visually awe-inspiring world of Myst, a gripping family drama will slowly unfold. A little girl disappears, her two brothers are suspected, and it is clear that their story is far from over. Players will escape into the adventure as they attempt to solve the mystery and discover the fate of the two villainous brothers, Sirrus and Achenar. Understanding their motives is the key to the investigation which will lead to a true revelation.
Delta Force: Xtreme brings the classic Delta Force game back to life to face the enemy once more in over 60 levels of frantic single and multiplayer FPS action, including graphically enhanced missions from the original game, new maps, improved game features, STATS and much more. Novalogic has released a demo for its Deltra force remake, featuring a single-player level 'Flood,' as well as a snow-based multiplayer map with drivable vehicles that supports the Team King of the Hill mode.
Take your skills to a new level and challenge the greatest basketball icons to ever hit the court. With NBA Street Showdown, tip off against the baddest old-school legends and today’s hottest players and rise above the rim with bigger-than-life moves. Defeat the best the streets have to offer with an arsenal of dunks, passes, dribbles, and tricks. Begin your journey to become a street legend with NBA Street Showdown on PSP.
Capcom today announced their first title in support of the Xbox 360 with Dead Rising (working title), a survival horror game that brings new meaning to the phrase “retail hell.” Dead Rising follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, an overly zealous freelance photojournalist on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime.
Bandai Games today announced ".hack//G.U." for the PlayStation 2. The latest iteration of the ".hack" series will launch in Japan and North America in 2006. Developed by Cyber Connect 2, ".hack//G.U." will feature a new cast of characters and an original storyline. The world premier of the teaser trailer will run in the Bandai booth at E3 every day at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM PST.