Jowood's GC 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 7:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Jowood's 2005 Leipzig Game Convention lineup:

  • Gothic 3 - Screens
  • Ski Racing 2006 - Screens
  • Spellforce 2 - Screens & Trailer

Various Game Trailers #575

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 5:23 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 :

  • STACKED with Daniel Negreanu - Maniacs Trailer
  • NHL 06 - Faces Trailer
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 5 - GC 2005 Trailer


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

'Def Jam 3' (PS2/Xbox/PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Currently in development at EA Chicago under the EA brand, Def Jam 3 will seamlessly infuse the urban lifestyle and hip hop culture into the series' popular fighting mechanic to deliver a truly revolutionary next-generation street fighting game. Def Jam 3 will look, feel and sound like a cutting edge video with the intensity and drama of a big budget action film.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 3. Race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

'Ys: The Ark of Napishtim' (PSP) Postponed To 2006

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At its annual BBQ Konami confirmed that its action rpg Ys: The Ark of Napishtim PSP port has been delayed and is being pushed back from its original November 2005 date to spring 2006. In his greatest adventure to date, Adol explores a series of islands hidden in the great vortex of Canaan where he battles with three magical swords imbued with elemental powers to gain special abilities, powerful combos, and deadly attacks. The reason for the delay was to give the development team more time to make the best possible game and not just a straight PS2 port.

'Broken Sword 4' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Europe and Revolution Software today announced the fourth installment in the Broken Sword series, expected in Europe and Asia summer 2006. George Stobbart fall in love with a mysterious and beautiful woman; a woman whose sudden disappearance draws him into a desperate search for a nefarious artifact of great and terrible power. Unfortunately for George, it looks like the world needs saving one more time.

'Down in Flames' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Dan Verssen Games today announced that their air combat strategy game Down in Flames has gone gold. Down in Flames is an action-packed, fun and innovative game system based on the award-winning card games from Dan Verssen Games. With the unique action/reaction game system, gameplay is fast and furious, and yet captures the principles of airborne warfare during the Second World War exceptionally well.

'Winning Eleven 9' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Officially Announced

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 2:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced it will release World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 in North America for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, PSP and PC. Slated for a Winter 2006 release, the new edition combines the attention to detail that has been the series' hallmark along with new formations, Master League enhancements and – for the first time ever – online play.

'Suikoden Tactics' (PS2) Coming To North America

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced that Suikoden Tactics for the PS 2 will be available in November 2005. Suikoden Tactics is set before, during and after the events of Suikoden IV and the game follows the adventures of a young new hero, Kyril as he uncovers the dark secrets behind the magical Rune Cannons.

'Rumble Roses XX' (X360) Announced

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced it will release Rumble Roses XX in North America for the Xbox 360. The follow-up to last year's smash hit female wrestling video game, Rumble Roses XX will feature a full lineup of incredible looking wrestlers along with all-new moves, gameplay modes, tag team action and online play.

'Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2' (PS2) Partial Soundtrack Revealed

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring more than 70 songs across multiple genres and styles of music, Konami's DDR EXTREME 2 will get gamers moving with the largest number of tracks of any Dance Dance Revolution title released in North America to date. Read more for soundtrack details ...

'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 22 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is a new action/adventure game, developed by Simpsons: Hit & Run's Radical Games, and will feature the ultimate in destructible environments, an awesome Hulk-powered ability to weaponize any object and a massive free-roaming, fully interactive world.

'Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, players experience the adrenaline rush and harsh realities of war as never before. As a part of America’s most decorated and heroic fighting unit, The Big Red One, players work together with their squad to accomplish a variety of land, see and air combat missions spanning North Africa, Italy and Nazi-occupied Western Europe.

'Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence' (PS2) - Game Details

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced new details about Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, which will feature the complete smash-hit action game MGS3: Snake Eater as well as all-new game modes such as robust online multiplayer gameplay, new duel mode, different camera perspectives, a demo theater mode and the original Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake games. Read more for further details ...

'Marvel Trading Card Game' (ALL) Announced

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today a multi-year agreement with Marvel and Upper Deck that gives Konami exclusive worldwide rights to develop games for current and next generation video game systems based on the Marvel Trading Card Game. Konami also secured the license to incorporate Marvel character content into the game, including The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Signs 'Wonder Woman' Voice Talent

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda announced today that actress Lynda Carter will lend her voice talents to the award-winning videogame, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Developed for both the Xbox 360 and PC platforms, Oblivion is one of the year's most highly-anticipated games and sequel to the best-selling role playing game of 2002, Morrowind.

'Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green' (Xbox/PC) Announced

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced its agreement with Universal Studios to publish a video game based on the recent horror film, George A. Romero's Land of the Dead. Developed by Brainbox Games and using the Unreal Engine, the FPS title will feature zombies, frightening effects, and key environments seen in the film. The game is slated for an October 2005 release.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' - 7 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

Lighthouse Interactive to Publish 'SunAge' in Europe and Russia

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch publisher Lighthouse Interactive today announced that they have signed a deal to publish Vertex4's upcoming RTS PC game, SunAge. The deal will see Lighthouse publishing the title throughout all territories within Europe as well as Russia.

Composer Graeme Revell Signs on for 'Call of Duty 2' Musical Score

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has inked award-winning film and television composer Graeme Revell to score the soundtracks for Call of Duty 2 (X360/PC) and Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (NGC/PS2/Xbox). Revell's credits include films such as Sin City, Chronicles of Riddick, The Insider and The Saint.

'Age of Empires III' Collector's Edition - Details Revealed

by Judy on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Age of Empires III Collector's Edition includes a hardbound 210-page "The Art of Empires" book, a "making of" DVD with behind-the-scenes video and commentary, the official soundtrack, a huge (43" x 27") full-color poster of concept art painted by Craig Mullins, an exclusive player's guide, and a Collector's Edition game manual. It's available now for pre-order for $69.99.

Microsoft Announces Price for Xbox 360 Versions

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today at the German Games Convention, Microsoft revealed that consumers can get their hands on the Xbox 360 for as little as $299.99 starting this holiday season. The $299 version will come with a wired controller but will not have the 20-gigabyte hard-disc drive, wireless controller, headset, Ethernet cable and wireless television remote control included in the $399 version.

'GT Legends' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Numerous different game types as well as five levels of difficulty promise a high degree of long-term motivation for both beginners and pros. With a new engine, improved graphics and an extended list of features, GT LEGENDS will provide high authenticity, a detailed presentation and thrilling entertainment behind the steering wheel of an untamed racing beast. The demo version gives you the chance to drive one of three FIA GTC-65 class cars (see below) against up to 10 computer controlled opponents, at the famous Dijon circuit (including two different layouts).

'Elveon' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elveon, the current project of 10TACLE Studios Slovakia, was unveiled at the Games Convention in Germany. For the past year, the 40-person team led by Juergen Reusswig and Slavo Hazucha has been working on the development of this epic action game with a vengeance. The game is supposed to be released for PC and next-generation consoles in the summer of 2007.

'Shadowgrounds' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

'Black Buccaneer' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screen

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the horror-action-adventure Black Buccaneer, 10tacle Studios takes you to the world of pirates and dark voodoo powers at the Games Convention in Germany. Expected in the spring of 2006, the multi platform-title of the French development team Widescreen Games will bring hot action as well as cold shivers to the players.

Eidos/SCi's GC 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Eidos' 2005 Leipzig Game Convention lineup:

  • Tomb Raider Legend (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens
  • Total Overdose (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens
  • Hitman: Blood Money (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens
  • Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/PC) - Screens

'Dig Dug Digging Strike' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Dig Dug Digging Strike is headed to the Nintendo DS this Fall. This 3D adventure combines the classic arcade digging action with new baddies, environments, weapons, mini-games and strategies to deliver the most action-packed "Dig Dug" game to date.

'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness' (PS2/Xbox) Delayed in Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that its forthcoming Castlevania: Curse of Darkness will be released in Q1 2006. Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula.

10Tacle Studios Signs 'Codename Panzers II'

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

10TACLE Studios announced today that it has signed an agreement with Stormregion for Codename Panzers II, which will be developed from scratch and even leave the World War II scenario. The game is schedule for release on the PC in 2008, but adaptations to other gaming consoles are being discussed.

'Bet On Soldier: Bloodsport' Goes Gold In Germany

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 2:04 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. German publisher Frogster has announced work on BoS is done, and it will be in stores on August 25, 2005. Other territories are still in development, and according to DJ will be more polished and optimized.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K6 continues its legacy with more control, more emotion and more detail than ever before. Puck fans take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Players dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut-scenes, NHL 2K6 is the ultimate hockey experience.

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) - 45 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Built for unprecedented destruction, Burnout Revenge challenges gamers to exact their revenge on rush hour traffic, vindictive rival racers and anything else that gets between them and the finish line.

dtp Launches New Adventure & RPG Label Anacondas

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

dtp has revealed a new brand for adventure games and RPGs at the beginning of this year's Game Convention in Leipzig. All games of these genres published by dtp shall be released under the sign ANACONDA - Adventures Ahead - worldwide, as the brand is planned to be international and dtp is expanding as a global publisher.

New Golf R32 Featured In 'World Racing 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Even before its official world premiere at 61st IAA from 15th– 25th September in Frankfurt, the most powerful Golf ever designed is ready to be taken for a virtual test run in the highly anticipated upcoming game World Racing 2. Volkswagen, Playlogic and TDK are proud to present this amazing new Golf R32 in World Racing 2 at the Games Convention in Leipzig from August 18-21 at the Playlogic booth in hall 5 C41.

PC Preview - 'Hammer & Sickle'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A unique mix of turn-based and role-play, Hammer & Sickle is a brand-new gaming experience. The dizzying array of tactical solutions for each situation is greatly deepened by the fully destructible environments - while an open mission structure and the non-linear story put you in complete control of the game world.

GameCube Review - 'Medal of Honor European Assault'

by Hugh McHarg on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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 Services ­ the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

'Quake IV' (X360/PC) - Developer Q&A

by Matt Mefford on Aug. 17, 2005 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

In Quake 4 the Strogg are quickly regrouping, however the Strogg’s planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds. At QuakeCon we caught up with id's Tim Willits and sat down for an interesting conversation ...