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Various Game Trailers #549

by Judy on July 18, 2005 @ 7:45 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 :

  • Gun - Trailer
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Trailer #2
  • Makai Kingdom - Invite System Trailer


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

'Hard Truck: Apocalyptic Wars' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck. The truck is your ultimate shelter, armor and a mean to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles. Hard Truck: Apocalyptic Wars offers enjoyment from a dynamic and colorful 3D world and exciting action-on-wheels!

Four More Titles To Use Trinity's Vision Engine

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 7:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trinigy today announced that four new full-price game titles will be based on the Vision Game Engine. Brainfactor Ltd., development company with offices in the USA and Hungary, will develop three Vision-based titles. Furthermore, the South-Korean game development group NeoWiz Co. Ltd. signed a licensing contract for developing a MMO game using the same technology.

'Radiata Stories' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to journey through a living, breathing fantasy world in the Square-Enix/tri-ACE co-production Radiata Stories. Explore a living, breathing fantasy world where time passes and NPCs all have their own daily routines. Recruit allies and pick sides in the war between humans and the faerie. The future's riding on your decisions.

'Total Overdose' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Total Overdose is an over-the-top, adrenalin-fuelled, free-style action, 3rd person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Dev. Diary #6 - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty. This final designer diary features Sid Meier himself giving gameplay tips for playing the game.

EA Signs 'Counter-Strike Source' And 'Half-Life 2' (Xbox)

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and Valve today announced that they have entered a multi-year agreement to deliver a collection of Valve games to players worldwide. The first two games to be released under this agreement are Half-Life 2: Game of the Year and Counter-Strike: Source for PC, both launching this fall. In addition, Half-Life 2 for the Xbox, scheduled for release in October, will be published and distributed worldwide by EA.

'African Alliance' - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

African Alliance is an RTS in development over at Mist-Land South, known for titles such as ALFA Antiterror and COPS 2170. The game is set in a small African country. A coup d’etat takes place and the country falls in hands of a dictator who rules with an iron fist, and it slowly but steadily plunges into chaos. You are sent in to save the day ..

'Lawmaker' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Immerse yourself into the chaos of the 19th century gold rush as Colt Kaufman, a man caught in a degenerative struggle for money, power, and revenge in the western FPS Lawmaker. Harnesses breathtaking visual effects and the power of an intense, tightly knit single player storyline, Lawmaker will create a game that completely consumes the player in a world as grand as the old legends of the Wild West.

'Radiata Stories' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix America announced today that its PS2 exclusive Radiata Stories will ship to retailers September 6, 2005. Radiata Stories is the latest fantasy RPG developed by tri-Ace Inc., developers of Valkyrie Profile and the Star Ocean series, and takes gamers on a non-linear adventure through a fully interactive world.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks ago, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild! invites tycoons of all ages to create and manage a safari-themed adventure park featuring all new white-knuckle rides and a host of prowling, untamed beasts. Read more for the first screens ...

'Legion Arena' - Open Beta Test Signups

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and developer Slitherine Software are pleased to announce they have begun accepting applications for the open beta test for their upcoming strategy game, Legion Arena, all set to hit store shelves this fall.

'Prey' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet. Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games (thanks GameStar).

'Scooter War3z' Announced - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scooter War3z delivers a surprising combination of high-speed racing, crash'em up action and death defying ragdoll stunts. Discover the dark but alive world of Scooter War3z, taking place in a free-roaming city featuring several interconnected neighborhoods, where it's all about winning. It is every man (or woman) for himself by any means possible! The scooters become weapons as drivers bang into each other. Give in to the road rage!

'Vietcong 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.

'Irth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Irth Online is a virtual world in which players role play characters in a free form, fantasy-based storyline. Players join Irth’s history at a period when a fragile truce exists among the far flung civilizations of the snowy Arcadians in the north, the southeastern swamps and marshes of Morbus, and the southwestern tropical region of Mezoteks – and determine the course of history for each civilization.

EA Europe Signs 'Dead to Rights: Reckoning' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced plans to co-publish Namco's Dead to Rights: Reckoning for the PSP. Delivering the series' trademark non-stop, hard-boiled action and a gritty cop storyline, Dead to Rights: Reckoning, developed by Rebellion in the UK, is planned for release on the PSP in the winter of 2005.

'Black & White 2' - Demo & Release Dates Revealed

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, during EA's hot summer night press event, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux revealed that Black & White 2 is on schedule to be released later this year. While no fixed date has been pinned down yet, Molyneux told C&VG that it will be either on Sept 27, or October 14, and a pair of demos will be released prior or simultaniously with the game's release, and consist of one or two early levels.

'Doom' Movie to Feature FPS View

by Judy on July 18, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A movie version of Doom takes some visual cues from the world of games. In first-person-shooters, the player often looks at the world down a gunsite, and that is exactly the point of view in part of the movie, according to a clip shown at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego. The film is planned for a release date of October 21, 2005.

'Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny' Conjures Into Stores

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that a second expansion pack for the award-winning Asheron's Call franchise is now available at retail stores nationwide. Asheron's Call: Throne of Destiny, the newest installment in the franchise, features new content updates, including a new playable race, dozens of new quests, a rebuilt graphics engine and hundreds of special rare items.

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. Depending on the mission, there will be other tasks that have elements of team tactics, puzzle-solving and stealth. First and foremost, you will never walk alone – your team will be there to look after you, but you will also have to look after them, so it differs from most "straight" shooters.

'Handball Manager' Announced

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher East Entertainment Media, previously known for Oil Tycoon 2, today announced the development of Handball Manager exclusive for PC. "Scheduled for release in Q4 2005, Handball Manager will try to capitalize the fact that there are over 800.000 handball players in Germany alone," says East Entertainment Media Managing Director Peter Ackermann-Schaefer. Further details will be revealed at a later time...

'Gun' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 18, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gun will be a GTA-style game, set in the West in the 1880s, in cities such as Dodge City and New Mexico's Las Vegas. The murderous 'Dodge City Gang' has been on a rampage and you seek revenge, hunting them down between Indians and Mexican pistoleros. Main mode of transportation is any horse you can find or steal, and of course, Gun will include high speed "horse" pursuits.

Xbox Review - 'King of Fighters: Maximum Impact - Maniax'

by Jordan Van Nest on July 18, 2005 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The first ever 3D version of the most popular fighting franchise in history, The King of Fighters Maximum Impact comes to the Xbox Video Game System. Gamers from around the world will be able to battle it out across the Xbox Live network and play as their favorite SNK character in full 3D with beautifully rendered backgrounds and full flowing animation.