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Various Game Trailers #581

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 10:09 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 :

  • Dawn of War: Winter Assault - Trailer #4
  • The Witcher - Making Of Trailer #3
  • X-Men Legends II - Fighting Trailer
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - GC 2005 Trailer


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

'One Piece: Grand Battle' (GBA/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ahoy there mi hearties! In a world of pirates, one man wants to become the greatest of them all: Monkey D. Luffy. Join Luffy as he sets out to sea in a rowboat, in search of "One Piece," the greatest treasure in the world! Battle your way across the Grand Line to become King of the Pirates!

Book Deal Signed For Novels Based on 'Perfect Dark' Universe

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tor Books announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft Game Studios for the publishing rights to three novels based on the world of Perfect Dark. The first novel available in October, Perfect Dark: Initial Vector, sets up the world of Agent Joanna Dark as gamers worldwide eagerly await the upcoming release of the X360 exclusive Perfect Dark Zero.

'Prince of Persia: Kindred Blades' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blending the best features from the first two installments with the talent, vision and ingenuity of Ubisoft's development teams, Prince of Persia 3 will enliven the franchise with a vitality - and plenty of unexpected twists - that will impress and satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike.

'TOCA Race Driver 2' (PSP) Will Feature Customizable Soundtrack

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced a unique 'custom soundtrack' feature in TOCA Race Driver 2. An absolute first for any PSP title, this audio option lets you place your choice of music on a portable Memory Stick and then customise your own soundtracks to play while you're tearing up the circuits.

'DICE' (PS2) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When a problem arises in the Sarbylion Galaxy, it’s DICE (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises) to the rescue. And when their special training and skills aren't enough, they rely on their Dinobreakers, which can transform from Vehicle Mode to Dino Mode, to help get the job done!

'Asheron's Call 2' Shuts Down

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine CEO Jeffrey Anderson has just announced that its long running MMO Asheron's Call 2 will shut down at the end of the year. "In spite of our hard work and the launch of Legions, AC2 has reached the point where it no longer makes sense to continue the service. We will be officially closing the Asheron's Call 2 service on 12/30/05. Until then, we plan to run live events, but we will not be adding any content or features. We deeply appreciate the many dedicated fans of AC2 who have stood by us over the years. You have our sincerest gratitude."

'World Championship Poker 2' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Championship Poker 2, developed by Point of View, features a much more detailed one player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement. Once you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on increasingly better pads, and furnishings. Hit a losing streak, and you may have to hock your stuff to stay in the game.

'X³: Reunion' - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

SOE Signs 'Disney's Toontown Online'

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment's Platform Publishing, Disney Onlineand Buena Vista Games announced an agreement today that is scheduled to bring "Disney's Toontown Online," the first massively multiplayer online game designed for kids and families, to retail stores this Fall.

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

'Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow' (PS2) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow, players delve into a future world in which humanity is divided into two warring factions, the genetically altered Coordinators, and unmodified Naturals.

'NHRA Championship Drag Racing' (PS2) Burns Retail Rubber

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced that NHRA Championship Drag Racing for the PS2 has begun shipping to retailers throughout North America.

'Tortuga: Pirate's Revenge' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirate's Revenge is a game which focuses on true pirate determination and action, with a strong and rewarding story line. Trade elements feature as a way of restocking your ship with cannons and ammunition, or for offloading booty from your recent plundering activities.

'Devil Kings' (PS2) - 25 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil Kings is a fast-paced action game set against a backdrop of a warring nation as feudal lords battle for land and power. Choose from a selection of heroic warriors and utilize their unique combat abilities to fight on the battlefields and unify the country. Devil Kings possesses compelling gameplay that will have gamers unleashing a variety of devastating attacks to triumph over every enemy.

'UFO: Aftershock' (Xbox/PC) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Aftershock follows directly from one of the endings of UFO: Aftermath, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism. The Council of Earth and their followers take refuge on an orbiting satellite prepared for them by the aliens, but not all the survivors of the original invasion where re-located.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Ahead of Schedule

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood product page shows a change in release date for Gearbox Software's upcoming WWII based FPS. Previously scheduled for October 2005, the date has been moved forward and will now be released in September 2005 (thanks Blues). Whether this is for all platforms and Europe as well as North America is not known at this point.

'The Legend of Heroes' (PSP) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Legend of Heroes is a single-player turn-based role-playing game featuring more than 100 unique characters to interact with, over 50 hours of gameplay and a deeply involving story line that unfolds in one of the most beautifully crafted 3D environments available on the PSP.

'Ground Zero: Genesis of a New World' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The player takes the role of the leader and has to build up a team – whatever action it may take. With the help of this team he has to take control of the world of Ground Zero. To achieve this he must conquer 20 different locations and protect them from his enemies. The leader can choose between 250 different equipments like weapons, armour, building materials and food. There are 4 different professions: mercenary, technician, hunter, and doctor.

'Hammer & Sickle' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. CDV launched the official Hammer & Sickle website, featuring artwork, news and game information on this highly anticipated RPG from the makers of Silent Storm.

'Zatch Bell!: Mamodo Battles' (NGC/PS2) - 47 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Every one thousand years, one hundred mamodo descend upon earth to conduct the ultimate battle. The winner becomes the mighty king of the mamodo world. There is only one problem - in order for the mamodo to use their powerful spell books, they need human partners. Play as your favorite mamodo pair from the TV show and unleash your spells during battle to become the mighty mamodo king!

'Battleground Europe' Beta Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battleground Europe is the ultimate PvP MMOG in a combined arms simulations set in a relentless, action-packed 3D environment. Players command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles, naval vessels and aircraft or sling weapons and fight as a foot soldier with and against thousands of other players. Read more on where to get the beta client, and how to activate it.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:34 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.

'Shadowgrounds' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 9:33 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.

Mythic Adds AGEIA physX Technology To 'Warhammer: Online'

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies and Dark Age of Camelot developer Mythic Entertainment today announced a publisher-wide licensing agreement in which Mythic can fully exploit the power of AGEIA physX technology in developing its MMORPGs.

'Painkiller: Black' Now In Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that Painkiller: Black, a limited edition package of Painkiller featuring the original, the expansion pack and some additional goodies, is now available at major retail stores across North America.

Sony Expands 'Greatest Hits' (PS2) Lineup

by Judy on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA today announced seven additions to its PS2 "Greatest Hits" lineup: ATV Offroad Fury 3, Hot Shots Golf: FORE!, Jak 3, Killzone, Rachet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, and Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain.

'Dawn of War: Winter Assault' Gets Musical Score

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Music composer Inon Zur has signed on to provide the original musical score for THQ and Relic Entertainment's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War expansion pack Winter Assault.

'Bet On Soldier' - v1.1 German Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter with a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, where you 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. This humongous (800mb) patch brings your German retail game to v1.1 and addresses various bugs, game crashes and so forth. Read more for download links ...

'Top Spin' (PS2) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Top Spin takes 16 of the top professional tennis players in the world including Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Venus Williams and Carlos Moya and puts them in gamers' hands to create the most realistic tennis game ever. Players must work their way up from an unranked amateur with no skills, to a top ranked player in the world with huge endorsement deals.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/X360/PC) - 9 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

'Age of Empires: The Age of Kings' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires: The Age of Kings for the Nintendo DS is based on the best-selling PC RTS title of all time: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings. Players command five different civilizations, build armies and take them on scores of campaigns. Boasting turn-based strategy game play, Age of Empires: The Age of Kings allows players to move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world.

'Sword of the Stars' - Developer Q&A

by Keith Durocher on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Sword of the Stars is a breakthrough Space Strategy game that seeks to reinvigorate the sub-genre. Players will explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state-of-the-art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.

PC Review - 'Guild Wars'

by Mike Davila on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online RPG with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.