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Various Game Trailers #608

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 11:42 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 :

  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted - Customization Trailer


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

'Dawn of War: Winter Assault' - Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has announced that tomorrow at 3PM EST (noon PST) it will release a singleplayer demo for its freshly launched Dawn of War expansion pack Winter Assault. Specific details as to its contents was not revealed. We will have it on our fileserver network at the aforementioned time, so keep an eye out.

'PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that the exciting new sports simulation, PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition, has gone gold and is expected to be released next week. PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition is the ultimate baseball fan's toy, with support for both casual and hardcore baseball fans and the ability to play out any season in baseball history.

'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit' (PS2/XBox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today shipped the official video game based on DreamWorks upcoming movie, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit for the PS2 & Xbox. With free-roaming environments, inventive action, clever gadgets, and humorous visuals, the game reproduces the distinctive look of the film and emulates the zany world of Wallace and Gromit.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced earlier today, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, developed by Black Hole Entertainment, is a revolutionary real-time strategy game set in the renowned Warhammer world, featuring epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail, from a bird's eye view down to the insignias on a warrior's armor.

'Blitzkrieg 2' Rolls Into Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announced today that its historical RTS, Blitzkrieg 2, has shipped to North American retail stores. Blitzkrieg 2 will challenge gamers to lead their troops into battle through some of the major theaters of WWII warfare. Featuring a fully upgraded WWII gaming experience, Blitzkrieg 2 will have players battling through dozens of new missions with a slew of new units and battlefield commanders.

'Juiced' - v1.01.400 North American Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has released the first update for Juice Games' urban underground racing demo Juiced. This patch brings your North American retail game to v1.01.400 and addresses various desktop crashes, sound problems, adjusted the control scehem, and fixes a collision issue when playing online, etc. Read more for download links ...

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Check out some GBA screens ...

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 4:32 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. Read more to check out some NDS screens ...

'Down In Flames' - Gold Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Down In Flames focuses on tactical fighter to fighter dogfight combat in World War II. The game is turn based, and the action is resolved through a unique 'action - reaction' game mechanic that allows players to experience the feel of real life aerial dogfighting with a fast paced, easy to learn system. This demo features one campaign (Dunkirk), 4 planes, online and lan (up to 4 players), and choose from four different nationalities. This demo requires you to install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.01. Read more for details and download links ...

'GUN' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice Talent

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has rounded up some of Hollywood's top talent to lend their voices to its upcoming GUN. Actors include leading man Thomas Jane as vengeful gunslinger Colton White; Kris Kristofferson as Colton's mountain man father, Ned; Tom Skerritt as Resistance Fighter Clay Allison; Brad Dourif as evil preacher Josiah Reed; Ron Perlman as Mayor Hoodoo Brown of Empire, New Mexico; and Lance Henriksen as the obsessive tyrant Thomas MacGruder.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. Read more for screens and a trailer ...

'Perfect Dark: Zero' (X360) - Screens & Character Details

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perfect Dark: Zero is the prequel to the hugely popular and critically acclaimed Perfect Dark. Set in the year 2020 — years before the original hit game — Perfect Dark: Zero reveals the origins of Joanna Dark, one of the most lethal special agents.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) - 7 New Screens

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Painkiller 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.

'Stranger' - 3 New Screens

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stranger is a real-time strategy game, with elements of role playing games set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. Stranger will also feature multiplayer, although details beyond "The players may play on their own, or unite in teams" are a bit sketchy.

'Battlefield 2' Game Service Announced

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Planet Combat and Electronic Arts today announced an online game service that will expand the world of Battlefield 2. Designed by Planet Combat, BF2 Combat is a 'meta game' which allows players to carry over their military campaigns from round to round. Planet Combat also announced today that it will be administering the worldwide ranked server network for Battlefield 2.

'Whac-A-Mole' (NDS/GBA) Scurries into Stores

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Available now from Activision, Whac-A-Mole enlists players to whac, zap and crush 10 new challenging breeds of moles including Pilot Moles that fly planes, Racer Moles that drive cars, Ninja Moles that attack with throwing stars, Soldier Moles that shoot bazookas and Electric Moles that try to shock gamers throughout seven unique worlds.

'Top Spin' (PS2) Volleys into Stores

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that Top Spin, the first online pro tennis title for the PlayStation 2, is now available in stores across North America. Among the new additions are online play and Eye Toy USB Camera capability, and tennis stars Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Carlos Moya - all of which blend together to create the most authentic virtual tennis experience on the market.

'F.E.A.R.' - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, the government responds by sending in Special Forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been literally torn apart. Your mission is simple: Eliminate the intruders at any cost. Determine the origin of the signal. And contain this crisis before it spirals out of control.

Quazal Brings Online Middleware to Xbox 360

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quazal announced today that its online multiplayer middleware technologies, Quazal Net-Z and Quazal Rendez-Vous, will fully support the Xbox 360. Quazal Net-Z for Xbox 360 is now available to interested Xbox 360 developers. Quazal Rendez-Vous will be available later this year for Live titles on Xbox 360 as hosted services with guaranteed uptime.

'Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport' Takes Wagers In Retail Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters announced today the launch of its first multi-territory video game release, Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport for PC. Set in the near future when war has become society's definitive entertainment, Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport breaks the rules by introducing an innovative betting system into traditional first-person shooter gameplay, injecting new life into a predictable genre.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the storyline of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None follows 10 strangers who are invited to a lavish island only to be accused of murder, players assume the role of a new 11th character, Patrick Narracott the boatman who takes guests to the island. The player must reveal the killer before becoming a victim.

'Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that development is complete on Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi for PS2. Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi is a 3D fighting action game and the first title in the venerable series to allow players to battle in true 3D.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Tops European Sales Charts

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari celebrated this week as Quantic Dream's paranormal thriller took up residence in the upper reaches of sales charts across Europe after only its first weekend at retail. Released simultaneously on September 16 for PS2, Xbox, and PC, Indigo Prophecy (know in Europe as Fahrenheit) achieved phenomenal chart positions in UK, Germany and France after only a few days on sale.

'Darkstar One' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe, spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis!

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced Warhammer: Mark of Chaos a revolutionary real-time strategy game set in the renowned Warhammer world. The game is set for release in late 2006 for the PC.

'Bet On Soldier' - v1.2 German Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:21 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 patch brings your German retail game to v1.2 and addresses various bugs, game crashes and so forth. Read more for download links ...

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.A. Rush recreates a living, breathing go anywhere Los Angeles with highly destructible environments, players will be able to explore Los Angeles by day or by night from Compton, to LAX, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the beaches of Santa Monica.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles.

'Legion Arena' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean announces today that Legion Arena is ready for gold master. Legion Arena, a hot title for Autumn 2005, will be released on October, 21st throughout all European countries and will be also soon launched by Strategy First on the US market.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) Heats Up In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that the company’s highly anticipated stealth action game Cold War has been released in North America for PC and Xbox.

'NBA Live 06' (ALL) Dribbles Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Live 06 has shipped to retailers and is in stores throughout North America. The evolution of NBA Live's signature EA SPORTS Freestyle Control continues in NBA Live 06 with all-new EA SPORTS Freestyle Superstars, where players have complete user control over all the dazzling passes, dunks, rebounds, shots and steals of the NBA's best players.

'NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005' - v2.1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive have released the first patch for their latest hockey manager, bringing your retail game to v2.1.1 and addressing issues, AI tweaks, localization & engine updates. Read more for details and download links ...

PS2 Review - 'Inuyasha: Feudal Combat'

by Evan Kaigle on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Inuyasha: Feudal Combat allows fans of the television shows and fighting games alike to partner two characters from the series to duke it out in ancient Japan. Featuring 12 playable fighters from the dog demon Inuyasha to the evil shape-shifter Naraku, Inuyasha: Feudal Combat promises an original battle system in a sweeping fairy tale setting where demons and magic roam freely in feudal Japan.

'Capcom Classics Collection' (PS2/Xbox) Pulls Up In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Capcom Classics Collection for the PS2 & Xbox. This compilation reintroduces more than 20 classic Capcom titles which cannot be found anywhere in one location. Capcom Classics Collection features not only unforgettable favorites from the good old arcade days and the SNES, but also a plethora of bonus features.

PC Preview - '80 Days'

by David Wanaselja on Sept. 28, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good? Based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days.

'Blitzkrieg II' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

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

Blitzkrieg II sports a completely new engine taking 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. This multiplayer demo features one playable map, Autumn Rain.