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Various Game Trailers #527

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 11:47 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 :

  • From Russia With Love - Trailer #4
  • Soul Calibur 3 - Character Creation Trailer
  • Sudden Strike III: Arms for Victory - Trailer #2
  • Crash Tag Team Racing - E3 2005 Trailer
  • 50 Cent: Bulletproof - E3 2005 B-Roll Trailer
  • The Sims 2: Nightlife - Trailer #2


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

'The Island: The Earthling' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 10:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella today announced The Island: The Earthling, a new first-person adventure quest with panoramic environments, under development at STEP Creative Group, and based based on the book "Inhabited Island" written by Strugatsky brothers. Read more for details & screens...

Vin Diesel Signs On For 'Hitman' Movie And Possibly Future Game

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Actor and self proclaimed gamer Vin Diesel is said to have signed on to star as Agent 47 in the upcoming Hitman movie, in the works over at 20th Century Fox. No director has been assgined yet but the movie will be produced by Charles Gordon (Daybreak Productions, Die Hard) and Adrian Askarieh (Prime Universe Productions, Spy Hunter), with a helping hand from Eidos' Paul Baldwin. It is also rumored that Vin Diesel's game production company Tigon Studios is in talks with Eidos and IO Interactive regarding the Hitman license and might lend his voice to a future Hitman title, its release coinciding with the aforementioned movie.

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' - MP Authentication Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

HD Interactive has released a tiny registration patch for Mithis Games' real-time mission-based tactical space game Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. The authentication server of Nexus is hosted on a different IP, so for the online multiplayer portion of the game to function properly with all release versions, this registry patch must be executed. Read more for download links ...

'Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Someone has stolen the Music Keys and released the music they held. Without the Music Keys, the unstable power of the music is wreaking havoc on the land. Mario must recover them before the chaos destroys the entire Mushroom Kingdom! The path to the keys is simple: Left, Right, Up, Down, Right, Down...

'True Crime 2' (PS2/Xbox) Guess The City Contest - Trailer #3

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

During E3 Activision started a Guess The City Contest for the public to try and find out (ends 11:59 p.m. PT on June 16, 2005) which location its True Crime sequel will take place. Giving away a brand new Chrysler 300 to the lucky winner, Activision has released a new trailer showing off some ingame footage, as well as giving a few hints. Read more to check out some screens showing off the new wheels, or download the trailer and get lucky!

'Preyground' Now Known As 'Shadowgrounds' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frozenbyte announced today the renaming of its upcoming PC action game Preyground to Shadowgrounds. An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in Q3 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

'Keepsake' - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keepsake, Wicked Studios' upcoming adventure game, will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste. But her curiosity turns to worry when she stumbles on something she has not seen in a very long time: an old doll, a keepsake she gave her best friend some 8 years ago. As she grabs it, strange images of Celeste's life begin to fill her mind...

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck, a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez, who are determined to take control of the streets.

'EverQuest: Depths of Darkhollow' Announced - Screens

by Judy on June 15, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE today announced EQ: Depths of Darkhollow, offering new adventures and features for players of all levels. For the first time ever, players will play as monsters and experience EQ lore first hand through the eyes of another character while they do battle against their ancient foes. Players can also utilize Spirit Shrouds to don the form of a lower level creature to join newbie friends in battle.

'East Front' - 3 New Screens

by Judy on June 15, 2005 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

East Front is a high-tech first-person 3D shooter. The action takes place in an alternate universe where the fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance, Karl Stolz, turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers, and at stake is control over the entire world (thanks Mario).

Hollywood Composer Inon Zur Signs on For 'Exteel' Music Score

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inon Zur is writing the musical score for NCsoft's new online action game Exteel. Zur has composed music for titles such as PoP: Warrior Within, Men Of Valor, Socom II and Champions of Norrath: Realms of EverQuest, and his orchestral scores are featured in the promotional trailers for movies such as Kingdom Of Heaven, The Pacifier and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

'Pro Cycling Manager' - New Screens

by Judy on June 15, 2005 @ 10:44 a.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.

'Salvo!' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games has released an updated demo for Spue Games' naval combat game Salvo!. This demo allows you to check out four tutorials, and a full campaign and has been updated with the latest Gold code, including various fixes and adjustments. Read more for download links ...

'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) Gets UK Release Date

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver and Phantagram reunite to launch Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes, the enhanced sequel to last years highly acclaimed action packed strategy title for the Xbox, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders. After an incredibly successful E3, KUFH is ready to make its presence felt in the UK when it releases in late September 2005.

'Batman Begins' (GBA/NGC/PS/Xbox) Commences At Retail

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced that the Batman Begins videogame hits retail shelves nationwide today for the PS, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. The game, based on the Warner Bros. Pictures film Batman Begins and DC Comics' legendary character, is rated "T for Teen."

'ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern has gone gold in North America. ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern lets you delve into a world of exploration and intrigue as you embark on a quest filled with puzzles and mystery. This unique adventure game will ship to retailers June 21, 2005.

NetDevil Merges European and American 'Jumpgate' Servers

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NetDevil announced today the upcoming merging of European and American servers for its space combat MMG Jumpgate. The move results from the discontinuance of Mightygames as NetDevil's European partner.

'Arc The Lad: End of Darkness' (PS2) Sees The Light In Stores

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced that Arc The Lad: End of Darkness" has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America for the PS2. Arc The Lad: End of Darkness features the series' first real-time combat system and cooperative and competitive online gameplay.

Vivendi Acquires Swordfish Studios

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced the acquisition of independent game developer Swordfish Studios, recently responsible for Cold Winter. Under terms of the agreement, VU Games will retain Swordfish Studios’ U.K.-based team of 45 development professionals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

'Pacific Fighters' - v4.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has yet again released new patches for 1C Maddox's WW2 flight sim Pacific Fighters. This update brings your retail game to v4.01 (for both the standalone and merged installations) and addsa new flight model, new aircraft, new AI, new maps and plenty more. Read more for download links.

'Black & White 2' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

'Auto Assault' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth. Developer NetDevil answers a few questions ...

PS2 Preview - 'Pump It Up: Exceed'

by Alicia on June 15, 2005 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Get ready to dance up a storm with Pump It Up: Exceed. Dance to 86 songs on six different difficulty levels, using the custom Pump It Up dance pad produced by Mad Catz and bundled in with the game. Pump It Up's five-button control scheme offers a unique twist on the usual dance action gameplay.

PC Review - 'Dangerous Waters'

by David Wanaselja on June 15, 2005 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dangerous Waters allows the player total control over multiple air, surface and subsurface platforms in a modern-day naval environment. The game shipped with dozens of single player missions and a full campaign, as well as a powerful full-featured mission editor.

'Neverwinter Nights: SoU & HoU' - v1.66 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bioware has released the final patch for their 3D role-playing game Neverwinter Nights, and both its addons Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.66 and adds a new test module to the Aurora Toolset, fixes various issues and crashes, as well as several game balancing tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Coded Arms' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people. Check the fresly launched Coded Arms website, or read more for some new screens ...

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' Also Coming to PC and XBox

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure combines combat, action, adventure and stealth, using a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom. Atari's recent financial statement lists Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure PC and Xbox editions for 2006.

'Extreme 4x4' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced the release of its first console title Extreme 4x4. This is no typical racing game, it’s an action racing adventure which will give you the extreme thrill of racing at high speeds in dangerous territories with numerous reckless opponents!