'Final Fantasy IV' Coming To The GBA

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of the legendary Final Fantasy series can rejoice, as today Nintendo announced that it will be publishing the fourth installment of the wildly popular series. 'Final Fantasy IV' is scheduled for Dec. 12 and will be available on Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Micro. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers #598

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 8:05 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 :

  • Chicken Little - Trailer
  • Panzer Elite Action - Foot Soldiers Trailer
  • X-Men Legends II - Trailers (2)


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

'Rumble Roses XX' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'NCAA March Madness 06' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Finally, play the kind of pressure defense and fast-break offense that wins championships in NCAA March Madness 06. Use defense to create offense by pressuring the ball, forcing turnovers and driving your opponents crazy with the all new EA SPORTS Lockdown Stick.

'Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu reveals that Capcom is as good as finished with the development of Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, scheduled for release in Japan this coming winter. DMC 3: SE will let you to unlock Dante's evil twin Vergil and allow you to play through the entire game from his perspective. Capcom plans to include several new modes, such as a "very hard" setting and also allow you to watch the cutscenes back to back. More details will surely be revealed in a few days when TGS 2005 kicks off.

'Day of Defeat: Source' Available Now for Pre-load and Pre-Purchase

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Day of Defeat: Source is available now for pre-load and pre-purchase. DoD: Source leverages the Source engine's advanced features such as high-dynamic range lighting, advanced graphics, and realistic physics simulation. Anyone may pre-load the game free of charge and decide to purchase at any time. Those who pre-purchase the game before its release will save 10%.

'World War I' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War I is an RTS based on the modified version of the well-known Blitzkrieg engine created by Nival Interactive. Players will assume the role of a commander leading the forces of Germany, Russia or the Allies. Gamers must be prepared to test their military leadership skills on the battlefields of Europe during one of the most costly wars of human life in mankind’s history (1914-1918).

'Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and SOE today announced pricing and other details for Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan, their digital download only expansion due out on November 1. Set on the Episode III planet of Mustafar and including missions delivered by the spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Trials of Obi-Wan will be available for pre-order beginning September 26th for $29.99. All who pre-order will get access to Trials of Obi-Wan on October 25 (a full week before its official release!), as well as an exclusive Transport skiff, the first eight-person vehicle ever featured in the game!

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) Website Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that it has launched the official Tales of Legendia teaser site. The site explores the game’s storyline, background information about the characters and unique Crossover Linear Motion Battle System (X-LiMBS), developed utilizing the technology from Soulcalibur enabling players to dispose of colossal monsters with the intensity of a fighting game, including the ability to throw enemies for the first time in a Tales game.

'Infected' (PSP) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infected, under development at Planet Moon Studios, is a thrilling new run-and-gun zombie shooter that allows players' avatars to invade opponents' PSP systems via multiplayer victories. Majesco announced today that Infected is scheduled in November, right on time for the holiday cheer!

'Buggy: Make, Ride, Win!' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Have you ever wondered how it would feel to chase birds, flying leaves, squirrels or maybe even your opponents in the wild with a buggy rolling on four wheels? Buggy: Make, Ride, Win! offers nothing else but this on the highest level and with the most diverse way of fun. Read more for details and 50+ screens ...

'Kameo: Elements of Power' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kameo: Elements of Power is an action-adventure game with role-playing elements for gamers of all ages and skill levels. From legendary game developer Rare, Kameo: Elements of Power sends players on a magical and epic journey full of intense combat, magnificent exploration and innovative morph-into-warrior action.

Video Game Industry to Sue Michigan's Governor

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The computer and video game industry will file suit in Michigan asking that the state's new video game law be overturned, the Entertainment Software Association announced today. Similar laws were previously found unconstitutional and thrown out in St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Washington State, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees.

'Cabela's Outdoor Adventures' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exploring some of the world's most exotic locations including Utah, Mexico and New Zealand, players have the opportunity to hunt for trophy big game, fish local waters and compete in marksmanship contests. Additional challenges players face include fending off wildlife, rescuing distressed outdoorsmen and racing against time.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Tycoon 2 gives you the chance to build the ultimate zoo and enjoy it firsthand. You can explore your 3D zoo world as a zoo guest or even care for your animals as a zookeeper. The Endangered Species expansion pack will give you even more to love about Zoo Tycoon 2! check out the freshly launched the official website, or read more for some new screens ...

'Tony Hawk’s American SK8Land' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Hawk’s American SK8Land is the first 3D Tony Hawk game experience for a NDS, featuring a unique cell-shaded art style, players must prove themselves to Tony Hawk and other legendary pros as they undertake hundreds of skating goals set in seven popular areas of Los Angeles and restore the ultimate skate park, American SK8Land, to its former glory.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' Ultimate Fan Competition

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Do you have what it takes to become one of the ultimate Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends fans? Microsoft Game Studios and Big Huge Games challenges US and Canadian gamers to join in the first of several competitions designed to find the world's Ultimate Rise of Legends fans. Read more for details ...

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This Winter, prepare for the return of a legendary franchise with Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows. Players can now reserve their copy of Seven Sorrows and receive a collector's 8.5" X 11" animation cell for free! Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy of user-friendly RPG elements , providing gamers a deep, engaging gameplay experience complete with solo play, co-op and an online community.

'World Championship Poker 2' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 24 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Championship Poker 2 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.

'SSX On Tour' (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX On Tour features all-new player customization that gives you the chance to join The Tour. SSX On Tour is packed with all-new highly detailed tracks, new stylish player customization options, new monster tricks, and multiplayer options.

'Legion Arena' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean announced that it has launched the official Legion Arena website, Slitherine's upcoming MMORTS, scheduled for released across Europe for PC on October 21, 2005. The website allows you to discover features, characters and exclusive contents dedicated at the game and the Ancient Roman Empire such as trailers, screens, or just interact in the community section where all real Roman Communities and history enthusiasts can meet and discuss...

'Romancing SaGa' (PS2) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Visit the vast world of Mardias in Square-Enix's Romancing SaGa. Select from one of eight playable main characters to follow through a series of amazing adventures, with the outcomes of your decision forever altering the future of Mardias. Fully customize your characters in battle with proficiencies, multi-class training, and purchasable skills and spells. Guide a party of up to five characters in battle, inviting and dismissing new warriors as you see fit.

'EverQuest Depths of Darkhollow' And 'Everquest II' Expansion Now Available

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced EverQuest Depths of Darkhollow is now available at retail and for digital download from SOE for the suggested retail price of U.S. $29.99. The EQ2 expansion and content update is now also live, get more details over here...

'Diablo II' - v1.11b Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released an updated patch for its every popular RPG Diablo II, bringing your retail game to v1.11b, which fixes a bug that could cause a crash when you return to chat after playing a game on Battle.net, and another when the runeword "Peace" was equipped on a hireling.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG scheduled for PC in the first half of 2006. A mix of a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Now you can enter the brutal domain of the world's greatest fantasy hero.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.7.0 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.7.0 update is for UK & German 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 ...

Next 'Way of the Samurai' Title Coming To PS3 and Xbox 360

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu reveals that Capcom is bringing its popular Samurai franchise to the next-gen, and each platform will be getting its own title. Way of the Samurai 3 will be the name of the action/adventure title on Playstation 3, while the X360 is getting Way of the Samurai Online. No specific information is available at this point, but the upcoming Tokyo Game Show will surely bring more light to the matter. While the Xbox 360 title is expected at the end 2006, the PS3 version is currently scheduled for 2007.

'XIII Century: Death or Glory' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIII Century: Death or Glory is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style global strategy game play with real-time tactical action. The game immerses players in the Middle Ages, into a world of noble knights and ruthless nomads, a world of courageous deeds and internal wars.

'Major League Baseball 2K5: World Series Edition' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced the planned release of a special World Series Edition of its critically-acclaimed Major League Baseball 2K5. Major League Baseball 2K5: World Series Edition will be packed full of new features and extras, promising baseball fans an enhanced hardball experience.

Sony Brings Development Studios Under Global Umbrella

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced today that it had combined all of its games development studios around the world to form SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS), effective September 1, 2005.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox) Sweepstakes

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced a sweepstakes promotion to coincide with the launch of the action-packed arcade racing thriller, L.A. RUSH. Consumers will have a chance to win the grand prize: a vintage 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, just like the car featured in the game. Contestants can enter to win the Camaro along with a host of other prizes, by registering online at the official website. Read more for details.

'Bet On Soldier' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:35 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. This demo will allow players to play on a LAN or on the Internet with one of the games multiplayer maps, try out 6 different classes, and finally be able to pilot the death-dealing exoskeletons. Read more for download links ...

'Onimusha 3: Demon Siege' Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi fights. As he faces the demons in front of him, Samanosuke is compelled to move forward by hatred for his true enemy, the undying Nobunaga Oda, ever pursuing his crazed ambition. Samanosuke prepares for the long-awaited final battle against Nobunaga. The PC version will features upgraded graphics, more enemies on screen, and is expected end of 2005.

'Burnout Legends' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:22 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. Gamers can look forward to eight gameplay modes, including crash, road rage and pursuit.

SCEA Realigns Management Team

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America appointed two executives to new strategic positions within the company, as announced today by Kaz Hirai, president and chief executive officer.

'Tycoon City: New York' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

'City of Villains' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 4:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Villains will provide players with a chance to play the "bad guy" in the comic-book inspired world created by Cryptic Studios. Take on the role of super-powered villains and create your own character using thousands of power and costume options. Then battle heroes and become a true menace to society while plotting your way to world domination.

PC Preview - 'Age of Empires III'

by David Wanaselja on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Age of Empires III is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.

PS2 Review - 'Big Mutha Truckers 2'

by Katarani on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Big Mutha Truckers 2 begins with Ma Jackson being taken into police custody for tax evasion. The only way she can win her case is by hiring Cousin Jacob, the most "fancy-talkin' legal fella" this side of Booger's Canyon. Players will be challenged to raise the cash needed to bribe jurors to let Ma off by trucking, trading, wheeling and dealing.

New Publisher Lighthouse Signs Agreement With Frogster

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2005 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch publisher Lighthouse Interactive today announced that it has signed a long term distribution deal with Berlin based games distributor Frogster Interactive Pictures. First collaborative project is bringing Keepsake to the German market.