Various Game Trailers #497

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 11:43 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 Witcher - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Battlefield 2 - Trailer (2)
  • Medal of Honor European Assault - Trailer
  • NBA 06 - Trailer (6)

'Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith' (PS2/XBox) Forces Its Way to Stores

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 9:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts announced today that its 3rd person action game Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is now available in retail stores across North America for PS2 and Xbox. Deliver the ultimate Jedi action experience as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi join forces in fierce battles and heroic lightsaber duels until one's lust for power and the other's devotion to duty leads to a final confrontation between good and evil.

'SSX On Tour' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 8:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX On Tour allows players to create their own boarder or skier and take them from a wannabe to a mountain rockstar. Players can get noticed in all-new shred challenges where they earn an invitation to The Tour where they'll face the best racers in the SSX cast. Fly down the all-new tracks, and master the new monster tricks for both boarding and skiing to make it to the top of The Charts.

'WarBirds 2005' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announced today that the massively multiplayer online simulation, WarBirds 2005, will be released on 10 May 2005. The new WarBirds 2005 has some great new features including new airplanes, terrains, new flight models and an upgraded ballistics system that breaks new ground in simulation accuracy. IENT will also host a FREE WarBirds 2005 Weekend on May 20th through May 22nd 2005, where all new players can play all TotalSims games for 3 FREE Days!

Techland's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland will be present at the E3 event in Los Angeles, showing off several of their new titles. On display will beSpecforce, Call of Juarez, VW Golf Racer, Island of Living Dead. Read more for details on each title...

'Mourning' - 70 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Mourning' is an MMORPG developed by Quad Software and Maxim Software based in Europe for Limitless Horizons Entertainment, and will will take users into a rich online fantasy world.

Activision Revenues Up 48% in FY 2005

by Judy on May 5, 2005 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced record net revenues for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. Net revenues and net income had increased 48% and 78%, respectively, over last year's numbers, boosted by sales of top-10 console titles such as Spider-Man 2 and Tony Hawk's Underground 2 and DOOM 3, Rome: Total War and Call of Duty for the PC.

'6GUN' (PS2/Xbox/PC) On Display At E3 - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

6GUN is a third person, tactical-action, modern combat game. In 6GUN you are the leader of an assault team in the highly classified GUNSLINGER program operated by the Special Operations Command (SOCOM). When diplomacy fails, and the US government needs a "deniable" military solution to its problems abroad, they call on the Gunslingers.

'Batman Begins' (ALL) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the shadows of Gotham City's perilous criminal underworld as DC Comics' legendary Dark Knight in the Batman Begins video game. Slated for release day and date with the Warner Bros. Pictures film, Batman Begins challenges players to use fear as their ultimate weapon. Read more for new media, including the very first GBA screens ...

'Section 8' Revealed

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last month TimeGate Studios announced that it had licensed Epic's Unreal Engine 3, without giving further details as to its purpose. Today GameSpy revealed that the developer, mostly known for its RTS franchises, is working on a FPS using Epic's latest engine. Section 8 is a futuristic first person shooter that brings strategy and tactics to the genre in a game where players can modify the battlefield on the fly. In Section 8 you are part of an elite infantry squad with a penchant for taking on suicide missions that no one else will tackle. No release date or publisher has been announced yet.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 10 New Screens

by Judy on May 5, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

'Mage Knight Apocalypse' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today Mage Knight Apocalypse, an action role-playing game for the PC based on the best-selling collectible miniature game from WizKids Games. Designed with a unique character leveling system and an unprecedented focus on team play, Mage Knight Apocalypse allows up to five players to embark on a cooperative or competitive journey through a war-torn fantasy setting, and is planned for release in Spring 2006

SNK's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK PLAYMORE USA announced today that they will unveil eight new games for the Xbox, PS2, and GBA at the 2005 E3 in Los Angeles May 18-20. SNK will be located in South Hall, Booth 646.

'NHL 06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tampa Bay Lightning All-Star center Vincent Lecavalier has signed with EA to be the cover athlete and spokesman for its EA SPORTS branded NHL 06 game. The highly skilled assistant captain of the Lightning is the perfect choice for the 14th season of EA’s NHL franchise as shooting and scoring have never been so much fun.

'Stolen' - v887 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Interactive has released the first patch for, the now defunct, Blue 52's third person, stealth-based, action game, Stolen. This update brings your retail game to v887 and improves framerate, fixes a security camera LED lag issue and addresses a character shadow glitch on GeForce. Read more for details and download links ...

'City of Heroes Issue 4: Colosseum' Launches Today

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft and Cryptic Studios announce the release of City of Heroes Issue 4: Colosseum, the fourth expansion of the award-winning massively multiplayer online game. This free release of Issue 4 marks the one year anniversary of City of Heroes’ original launch. During that time the game has undergone a major transformation in terms of size, population and game features, the most dramatic being Issue 4’s introduction of player-versus-player (PVP) arenas.

'Bet On Soldier' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Shattered Union' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games today announced Shattered Union, the latest innovative title from Take-Two's PopTop Software studio. Read more for details and screens ...

'Rising Kingdoms' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean has released the features for Haemimont Games' latest RTS. Rising Kingdoms is a Real-Time Strategy game set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. Read more for details ...

'Necromania: Traps of Darkness' Conjures Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer Cinemax Ltd. announced today that their classic action-adventure game, Necromania: Traps of Darkness has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

'Vulcanus Online' (PSP) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vulcanus Online is a mech action game under development at Korea's Zeppeto. Scheduled for release later this year, Vulcanus Online will allow players to connect with other PSP systems since it will make use of the PSP's wi-fi capabilities for multiplayer, but no details whether this is coop or deatmatch. Read more to check out some new screens ...

PC Preview - 'Imperial Glory'

by Mike Davila on May 5, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Imperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes.

Bill To Prohibit Sales of Certain Video Games Voted Out

by Rainier on May 5, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marie Sylla, Director of Government Relations & Counsel made a statement, "We are pleased that the California House Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media did vote out A.B. 450, the Yee bill which prohibits the sale of certain types of video games. It is evident that most of the committee members recognized the obvious flaw with the legislation - that it is wholly unconstitutional. However by no means do we consider this vote against Yee's bill a win for the industry, as it is likely that Assemblyman Yee will push for reconsideration on his bill. Retailers are making their best efforts to ensure that their stores are complying with their policy of carding for 'Mature' rated games and would like to be given the same opportunity as the movie theater owners and music retailers."

PS2 Review - 'Lego Star Wars'

by Geson Hatchett on May 5, 2005 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Quick, what's the first thing you think of when someone says "Star Wars?" Whatever it is, it's probably not "Lego"… but after playing Lego Star Wars, that might be different. Relive the Star Wars saga as retold in Lego form, guiding an increasingly large cast through everything from adventures on Naboo to the Pod Race on Tatooine. Sure, the ships are made out of bricks and your characters are all little guys with detachable plastic hair, but that just makes Star Wars better.