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Various Game Trailers #542

by Judy on July 7, 2005 @ 11:58 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 :

  • Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WW II - Trailer
  • Heroes of Might and Magic V - E3 Demo Part 3
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 5 - Trailer
  • The Sims 2 (PS2/Xbox) - Trailer #11
  • Star Wars Battlefront II - Trailer (3)


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

'World Series of Poker' (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 11:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision will unveil a sneak preview of the highly anticipated World Series of Poker video game based on the widely popular World Series of Poker (WSOP) Tournament at this year's Lifestyle Show which is currently being held in Las Vegas (July 6 - 10.)

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 7:52 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.

'BloodRayne 2' Finally Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced today that the long overdue PC version of Terminal Reality's BloodRayne 2 has finally gone gold and is expected in stores July 26th. Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes, players become classic heroes of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, each player will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

Atari Reveals 'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' Expansion Pack

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the first Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 expansion pack Soaked! only a few weeks out in stores, Atari has revealed that Frontier Developments is already working on a second expasion pack for its theme park simulator. Atari Germany has 'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' scheduled for a November release, although no further details as to what the expansion pack will include are available at this point. More to follow soon no doubt ...

'Rebelstar Tactical Command' (GBA) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2005 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebelstar Tactical Command is a turn-based strategy and combat game with role-playing elements, "Rebelstar Tactical Command" transports players to a not-so-distant future in which Earth is ruled by an evil empire.

'Space Pirates' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Flies Into Stores

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Leisure announced today the release of a re-mastered version of the American Laser Games’ smash arcade hit Space Pirates. Planet-hopping space pirates led by the evil Captain Talon, have captured a ship of innocent space colonists and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and IDDK/Crazy House proudly announce that their groundbreaking tank combat simulation T-72 Balkans on Fire! has begun shipping today. T-72: Balkans on fire! is a new Tank simulation by Russian game developers IDDK/Crazy House. Set in the violent period of civil wars in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995, it puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of the best tanks the Russians built ­ the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34-85.

'Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne' - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the premise of Verne's novel, Voyage, previously called Journey to the Center of the Moon, follows as a group of scientists create a space capsule with the intent of landing on the moon's surface. As scientist Michel Ardan, players are able to wander the surface of the moon and witness the explosion of plant life at dawn.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports is proud to announce that Dallas Stars All-Star goalie Marty Turco will be the new cover athlete and official spokesperson for NHL 2K6. Turco has earned great respect from players and fans for his superb talent, dedication, and winning attitude, making him the natural choice as cover athlete for the NHL video game series.

Black Bean Games Brings 'Legion Arena' To Europe

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean Games announce today that it has reached a publishing deal with Slitherine Software, UK Ltd. under which it will publish Slitherine's Legion Arena in Europe with an anticipated launch in late 2005. Plunge into the Roman world and take part in the most famous battles of the ancient world.

Ubisoft Launches 'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' Map Contest

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it will launch the Splinter Cell Chaos Theory “Best Map” contest this summer. Everyone can create his own map thanks to the map editor provided with the game. The Jury – whose members are the creators of the Versus Mode from Ubisoft’s studio in Annecy (France)– will reward the 10 best maps created. Among the prizes to be distributed: Graphic card Point of View / GeForce 6800 GT AGP 256 Mo, statues of Sam Fisher, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory notebooks signed by the developers of the Versus mode.

'Virtua Tennis: World Tour' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced the roster of internationally-ranked tennis pros featured in SEGA's upcoming Virtua Tennis: World Tour for the PSP. Three-time Wimbledon champions Roger Federer and Venus Williams headline the roster of tennis greats. Read more for details and screens ...

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' Goes Gold - Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory. CDV producer Achim Heidelauf plans to release a demo (450mb) tomorrow, featuring an exclusive mission not available in the retail game. Of course we will have it on our fileserver network when it becomes available.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Dev. Diary #4 - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 9:50 a.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. In this developer diary Firaxis producer Dan Magaha talks about the bonus unlockable content that has been added to the Xbox version.

'The Suffering: Ties That Bind' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is an action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the slums and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Caleb Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family.

'Justice League of America' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the production of the Justice League of America videogame, based on the DC Comics super heroes, for the PS2 and Xbox. Set for release in fall 2006, the Justice League of America game will be a super hero action role-playing game.

'SiN Episodes: Emergence' Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual Entertainment today announced the development of SiN Episodes, featuring the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world's most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe.

'Lawmaker' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:56 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.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - Demo #3 Available NOW

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart uses a new graphics engine, offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. This 3rd demo contains elements from the previous two demos, but all the demo scenarios have been revised e.g. the Recon Force Marine scenario now takes place in stormy weather; in the Commander scenarios, you are piloting different crafts; some of the marine scenarios feature different weapons etc etc

Dusk2Dawn Brings 'Invasion: Earth' To The UK - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dusk2Dawn Interactive announced today that it has signed a publishing agreement with Russian-based Sigma-Team to bring Invasion: Earth to the UK. Invasion : Earth, previously known as Alien Shooter, pits the player against the mass forces of an alien threat, which have managed to open transportation portals within a secret military complex.

Black Bean Games is Bringing Strategy First Titles to Italy

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and publisher Lago today announced that they have entered into a broad Western European publishing and distribution deal covering ten of Strategy First's upcoming titles. The initial term of the agreement runs through the release of ten titles, anticipated to be distributed over the next nine months.

'TOCA Race Driver 2' (PSP) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TOCA Race Driver 2 brings the most motorsports in any game to PSP, complete with real performance cars, real damage, real physics, and real driver AI that adapts to suit your level of racing expertise.

ESRB Under Fire For Giving 'GTA: San Andreas' Only An 'M' Rating

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Assembly Speaker Leland Yee today blasted the ESRB for failing to appropriately rate Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Recently it was reported that GTA:SA includes hidden animations which allow players to watch graphic scenes featuring oral sex, nudity, and simulated intercourse, which Rockstar denies. Despite these graphic scenes, GTA:SA only received a "Mature" rating instead of the ESRB's most restrictive rating "Adults Only." Most retailers will not carry games with an AO rating.

'Painkiller' (Xbox) Is Now Called 'Painkiller: Hell Wars'

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Painkiller: Hell Wars is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance.

'Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CMR 2005 has gained an extra word in the title, so it’s now Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus, due to its wireless multiplayer functionality. CMR 2005 Plus features over 30 rally cars, a diverse range of rally events, cups and championships to create a world of rallying for players on the move.

NDS Preview - 'Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow'

by Thomas Wilde on July 7, 2005 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow, the game’s protagonist – Soma Cruz – finds himself at the center of a mysterious cult’s plan to resurrect their evil lord and master Dracula. To save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, Soma must infiltrate the enemy’s home base, a towering replica of Dracula’s castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures. Players’ abilities develop as they collect items and gather experience points by defeating a multitude of gruesome enemies.

GameCube Review - 'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory'

by Agustin on July 7, 2005 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory tells the conspiracy-ridden story of black ops agent Sam Fisher as he explores the world of international espionage. The game will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. In addition, it will offer the best graphics in this generation of games and a unique, co-op multiplayer mode.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) Developer Q&A #3

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. Yesterday Ubisoft announced Far Cry Instincts will ship exclusively for Xbox in September 2005, and today we catch up with technical creative director Laurent Mascherpa talking about the AI in the game.

'Burnout Legends' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2005 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Legends sets the bar for on-the-go automotive anarchy, combining the series' trademark speed, destruction and depth with new PSP-only features, gameplay refinements and connectivity. Gamers can look forward to eight gameplay modes, including crash, road rage and pursuit, with white-knuckle multiplayer via WiFi, and a GameShare option allowing players to wirelessly share a demo level of the game with friends.