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Various Game Trailers #597

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:46 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 :

  • Aquanox: The Angels Tears [PS2] - Trailer
  • Far Cry Instincts [Xbox] - Game Intro
  • Heroes of Might & Magic V - GC 2005 Presentation Part 2
  • Infected [PSP] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks - Trailer #4


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

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze. Players will experience all the thrills of the movie -- from the Quidditch World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord Voldemort himself!

'Incrazyball' - French Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 7:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Incrazyball is a sort of Marble Madness in 3D, where you guide a ball through crazy tracks, much like Super Monkey Ball. Multiplayer and an editor will be included in the game so you can design your own tracks and share them with the rest of the community. Micro Application has released a french single/multiplayer demo, read more for download links ...

'Earth 2160' - Super Storm v3 Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZUXXEZ has expanded the possibilities in the Earth 2160-universe together with the development group Forces of Chaos. Super Storm v3 handles the alliances between human and AI-players automatically depending on the presetting, and presents changes in the resource - and weather-options, so they last 4 to 16 times longer and the weather can be influenced, you remove the fog of war, and the singleplayer Observer-Option allows you to watch AI-players battling it out.

'50 Cent: Bulletproof' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Bulletproof, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld. Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications. The streets are watching as 50 Cent blasts his way to the truth.

'StarCraft' & 'Brood War' - v1.13e Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has yet again released a minor updated patch for good old Starcraft, and its expansion pack Brood War. The v1.13e patch fixes several bugs that contributed to game exploits. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Control Monger' - Public Beta Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Netcharger and MindSurge Entertainment announced today that they have opened the Control Monger beta for the general public, serving up a client/demo for all to enjoy. Control Monger is a team based online first person shooter for up to 255 players, with 7 player types (Repair, heavy, construction, sniper, demolition, soldier & spy bot), multiple modes of play on each map (CTF, KoTH, DM etc.), and supports custom made maps.

'NBA '06' (PS2) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA '06 for the PS2 expands the franchise by featuring numerous gameplay advancements including enhanced A.I., shooting mechanics, player animations, and new mini-games to create the most action-packed, realistic basketball experience to date.

'Ninja Gaiden BLACK' (Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that its Xbox exclusive Ninja Gaiden BLACK, plans to swoop onto store shelves nationwide when it ships on September 20, 2005. Ninja Gaiden BLACK boasts a plethora of new action-packed adventures in the new mission mode where Ninja Gaiden fans face their biggest challenges yet as they go up against the toughest enemies and biggest bosses for the ultimate ninja showdown.

'Urban Reign' (PS2) Brawls Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that its PS2 exclusive Urban Reign, developed by a team with members from previous Tekken and Soulcalibur projects, has shipped to retail outlets. Urban Reign provides enough white-knuckle beat-’em-up street brawling in 100 missions to satisfy the most battle-hardened players.

'World War II RTS' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II RTS developed by 1C Company (creators of the award-winning IL-2 Sturmovik series and Pacific Fighters) is a real-time tactical strategy title depicting the most significant battles of World War II during 1939-1945.

'Tecmo Classic Arcade' (Xbox) Drops Coin In Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that Tecmo Classic Arcade for the Xbox has shipped today hitting store shelves this week at retailers across the nation. Featuring Tecmo Bowl, for the first time on Xbox, along with a plethora of other Tecmo Classic Arcade titles such as Rygar, Solomon’s Key, Bomb Jack, Tecmo Cup, and more.

SEGA Brings 'Taito Legends' (PS2/Xbox/PC) To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that it has signed an exclusive North and South American distribution agreement with Empire Interactive to publish Taito Legends for the PS2, the Xbox, and PC. This exciting compilation features 29 arcade classics and spans nearly 30 years of gaming history.

'Whirlwind of Vietnam' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whirlwind of Vietnam is a helicopter sim that depicts the most famous episodes of the war in a movie-style way. The main events of the game are well-known to the audience due to famous books and movies dedicated to the War such as We Were Soldiers, Apocalypse Now, Hamburger Hill and many others.

'Blitz: The League' (PS2/Xbox) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz: The League exposes the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz: The League goes behind the glitz and glamour of the game through a revolutionary campaign mode that explores the on-field violence, off-field fallout and front-office politics of professional football. Pre-order Blitz: The League and get the 2006 Blitz Cheerleaders deluxe 8.5' x 11' wall calendar for free, featuring the most beautiful League cheerleaders and was photographed on location in Miami.

'Armored Core: Nine Breaker' (PS2) Blasts Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Agetec today announced that Armored Core: Nine Breaker for the PS2 has hit North American retail locations. A fast paced action/strategy game of power and combat, Armored Core: Nine Breaker ets players put their mercenary skills to the ultimate test and strive to become the greatest AC warrior ever.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.7.0 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.7.0 update is currently only for North American and Australian editions of the game, adds the Zul'Gurub high-level raid, Arathi Basin battleground, Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza event, and yet another massive slew of gameplay adjustments, balance tweaks, bug/crash fixes, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi' (GBA) Also Coming to NDS

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America today announced its first game for the Nintendo DS will be based on Cartoon Network Enterprises hit animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. The game is anticipated to be released in Q1 2006. D3PA recently announced that it would release Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi for GBA in Q4 2005.

'World of Warcraft' Boosts Vivendi's First Half 2005 Results

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft has been a worldwide success and enabled Vivendi Universal Games to return to profitability. VUG's earnings operations were EUR 13 million, compared to a loss of EUR 168 million in the first half of 2004, mainly due to the increase in net sales and reduced operating expenses as a result of the recovery plan introduced in 2004, but also benefited from the worldwide success of World of Warcraft (4 million players at the end of August) and a strong increase of subscriptions with higher margins.

'Perimeter: Emperor's Testament' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perimeter: Emperor's Testament, expansion pack to last year’s award-winning RTS, will feature all new & updated graphics, tons of new units and structures, a new soundtrack, and a total of 25 new missions. Read more for new screens ...

'MediEvil Resurrection' (PSP) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of its PSP exclusive MediEvil Resurrection. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Cambridge Studios, MediEvil Resurrection is an action-adventure game that is inspired by the myths, characters, and environments of the PlayStation franchise that encompasses a gothic adventure, coupled with bizarre comical humor.

'Evil Dead Regeneration' (PS2/Xbox) Rises from the Grave into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced the launch of Evil Dead Regeneration for the Xbox and PS2, with the PC version expected to ship September 20th. Taking off from where the seminal horror classic Evil Dead 2 movie ended, Evil Dead Regeneration explores a "what if..." continuation of the evils connected to the legendary Necronomicon.

'Desert Law' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Desert Law is a new spin on the traditional real-time strategy that immerses players into a post-apocalyptic world where gasoline is the new world currency. Players can have anything if they have gas to pay for it, or gamers can loose everything with one tactical mistake.

Funcom Extends Free 'Anarchy Online' Offer Into 2007

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom announces that the free Anarchy Online offer has been a tremendous success and will be extended throughout all of 2006 and into 2007 (only for new accounts).

'Blitzkrieg 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It will soon be time for gamers to return to WWII's major theaters of war, as CDV's Blitzkrieg 2 has gone gold and is on track for a September 28 release in North America. Blitzkrieg 2 is the ultimate in historically accurate WWII RTS titles, featuring highly detailed units, three deep campaigns and a new mission editor.

'Borderzone' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Borderzone is a combat oriented game, combining elements of RPG and action. You assume the role of Olaf, one of the few remaining humans on the planet Terra. Having to leave the safety of their outpost, you venture on quests and into battle, running up to five characters simultaneously and amassing weapons, skills and magic.

'NBA Live 06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today revealed the 16 songs that make up the in-game music soundtrack for the multi-platinum basketball game, NBA LIVE 06. The song list delivers an eclectic mix of up-tempo beats and lyrics.

'Adrenalin' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adrenalin is a game that successfully blends the genres of thrilling adrenalin-pumping racing and an economic management sim. The aim of a player is to not only become the fastest driver around, but to be a talented manager as well.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 3 Editor Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics.

'Burnout Legends' (PSP) Skids To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel ... EA today announced that Burnout Legends has shipped to North American retailers for the PSP. The game is rated E10+ by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $49.99.

'Worms 4: Mayhem' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation. Codemasters has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.01 and fixing network issues, including setting up games and improvements to the UI, as well as adding chat in between turns and plug & play support for routers is available. Problems with the "never-ending rope hooking" bug have also been ironed out.

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' Ships to Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that The Sims 2 Nightlife, the second expansion pack to the critically-acclaimed PC game The Sims 2, will ship starting today in North America.

'F.E.A.R.' Also Coming To The Xbox 360?

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the rumor section in the newest Official Xbox Magazine issue, Monolith's FEAR is indeed in the works for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox 360 and would already be running on X360 dev kits. F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) is an intense combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging story presented entirely in first person. No further details or possible release date are mentioned, so take it with a grain of salt.

'Parkan II' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first person action planet side. In the game players will get an opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers.

'Video Games Live' Expands North American Tour

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video game composers, Tommy Tallarico (Advent Rising, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Earthworm Jim) and Jack Wall (Jade Empire, Myst III: Exile, Splinter Cell), and Clear Channel Music Group today announced that the nationwide Video Games Live tour has been expanded after the huge success of the concert series' debut at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 6, 2005.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. The key features are: astonishingly beautiful dynamic sea, historically authentic World War II ships and weapons, possibility to control any member of the crew and a multiplayer game. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneuverability and speed.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) Dev Diary #1

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Gamers will play as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity. Monolith sheds some like on the horror aspect in Condemned: Criminal Origins.

'Sniper' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1942. Stalingrad. The battle for Stalingrad is one of the key battles of World War II. Players will take the role of Vasiliy Zaytsev, one of the most famous sharpshooters of the Red Army. One will have to go all the way long from a recruit to a real old-timer that pushes the panic among enemies.

PC Review - 'Universal Combat: A World Apart'

by Angus Cormack on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Universal Combat: A World Apart gives hardcore fans an enhanced "Battlecruiser" experience, keeping the flavor of combat, but utilizing newer technologies.

'You Are Empty' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You Are Empty immerses players in an exaggerated dark and obscure atmosphere of Soviet totalitarianism. Fighting against mutants created by the Soviet super human program, the players are tasked to figure out what happened in the city and stop the mutants from spreading further.

PC Preview - 'Brigade E5: New Jagged Union'

by Keith Durocher on Sept. 13, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Brigade E5: New Jagged Union is a tactical turn-based game. The scene of action is a small country called Palinero somewhere in the tropics. Recently a coup d'etat has happened in the country and civil war is about to break out. The main character of the game has to hire a band of mercenaries and take control of the situation.