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Various Game Trailers #609

by Judy on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 11:22 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 :

  • Diplomacy - Trailer #2
  • HistWar: Les Grognards - Trailers (2)
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild! - Trailer
  • Spoils of War - Trailer
  • True Crime: New York City - City Guide #2


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

'50 Cent: Bulletproof' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 9:37 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, taking on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications. People who ore-order 50 Cent: Bulletproof on PS2 or Xbox will receive an exclusive 'No Fear, No Mercy Live' DVD featuring live performances from 50 Cent's 2003 European Tour.

'Guild Wars' World Championship Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 9:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guild Wars players will soon get a chance to battle for supremacy in the upcoming Guild Wars World Championship. The competition will kick off this weekend, and will come to an exciting conclusion with teams from America, Europe and Korea competing in the Guild Wars World Championship Finals during the week of the Taipei Game Show, which takes place February 16 - 20, 2006 in Taipei, Taiwan.

'Dungeon Siege II' - v2.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a small patch for Gas Powered Games' RPG sequel Dungeon siege 2. This update brings your retail game to v2.2 adds gameplay improvements, network optimizations, mod support, performance enchancement and plenty of other tweaks and fixes. Read more for download links ...

'Cyan Worlds' Back From The Dead

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Only a few weeks ago we reported the sad news that Myst developer Cyan Worlds had to let go of all of its employees and was about to shut down. San Jose Mercury writer Dean Takahashi received word from Rand Miller, "We've had a reprieve. Managed to pull a rabbit out of the hat (that I can't give details about yet), so we rehired almost everybody." GameSpot further confirms this with a comment from Miller, "We have managed to step back from the brink--after stepping off. There's not that much to say yet."

'Battlefield 2: Special Forces' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 2: Special Forces brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors into the realm of covert ops with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

'Serious Sam II' - Multiplayer Demo Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games has released a small patch for Croteam's Serious Sam II multiplayer demo which addresses a problem if server was not behind a NAT, or was behind a non-strict NAT, client would get the message 'Game session is no longer available' when trying to join the game (thanks Seriously!). Read more for download links ..

'Armored Core 4' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From Software's Armored Core 4 will allow players can create their own original mech by switching components such as the head, arms, and legs of the mech's body, with a few hundred components to choose from, including changing its color to give it an exclusive looks. By accepting and usccessfully completing missions, the player can purchase even more powerful parts to make his mech stronger. AC4 is currently scheduled for summer 2006.

'The Saga of Ryzom' Episode 2 Launches

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nevrax Paris announced today the launching of Episode 2 of The Saga of Ryzom's epic storyline and the coming introduction of PayByCash, with non-credit card payment options for Ryzom players.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 2:57 p.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.

'Magna Carta 2' (X360) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Banpresto announced today that it is co-developing Magna Carta 2 with Korean studio SoftMax, its second title for the Xbox 360, tentatively scheduled for 2007. Magna Carta was originally released on PC in 2002, recently ported to PS2 and scheduled to be released in North America (Atlus) & Europe (Codemasters) later this year, with another PSP edition announced only days ago. Magna Carta is a fantasy RPG in which you play the role of Calintz, the leader of an elite military unit, the Tears of Blood, who vows revenge on those who destroyed his land.

'Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Crossed Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announces that the third person action adventure title Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico has shipped to stores and is now available in North America. Developed by Deadline Games, the game was created for the PS2, Xbox and PC.

'Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan' (PS2/PC) Addon Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix today lifted the veil on a new expansion pack for its MMORPG Final Fantasy XI. While details on FF XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan were not provided, Square Enix did send details on one of the characters, the Blue Mage. Read more for the first screens ...

'Dawn of War: Winter Assault' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault features a deeper single-player experience, a brand new fifth race – The Imperial Guard – and even more intense Dawn of War action. THQ has released a singleplayer demo for DoW: Winter Assault, featuring a tutorial, the Lorn V campaign mission, the Absolute Zero skirmish map, as well as the Army Painter feature (thanks 3DGamers).

'F.E.A.R.' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F.E.A.R. is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging, paranormal horror storyline. As promised Vivendi has released the multiplayer demo for Monolith FEAR featuring two maps: DM Factory and CT Facility, and features 16-player support (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bizarre Creations today announced that the game will be fuelled by music from top-selling artists such as The Chemical Brothers and up-and-coming Indie Rock artists including Death Cab for Cutie. Totalling nine genres in all, including hard rock, alternative and indie hip hop among others, this eclectic mix of popular music keeps the heart pumping on and off the track.

'Flow: Urban Dance Uprising' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that it will publish Flow: Urban Dance Uprising, the first and only breakdancing and hip hop video game. Developed by Artificial Mind and Movement, Flow: Urban Dance Uprising will be available worldwide for holiday 2005, exclusively for the PS2.

'Bet On Soldier' - v1.2 US/UK Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 9:45 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 patch brings your German retail game to v1.2 and improvements in netcode, dedicated server, as well as some noticeable fixes in single and multiplayer. Read more for download links ...

Ten Things You Did Not Know About 'Civilization IV' Part 1 - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages.

'Pinball Hall of Fame' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the bestselling Pinball Hall of Fame for the PSP. Featuring a compilation of 11 of Gottlieb's greatest tables recreated in a 3D environment, the Pinball Hall of Fame authentic visuals and sound effects takes players back in time to when pinball machines ruled the arcades.

'Operation Flashpoint: Elite' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

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

Operation Flashpoint: Elite retains all the depth and immense content of the original and takes you right into the heart of a gripping Cold War conflict between NATO coalition forces and a renegade Soviet Red army faction. The game's intense campaigns and solo missions deliver deeply believable military situations and gives you complete freedom to handle any flashpoint on your own initiative.

'Fatal Inertia' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koei today announced plans to have their futuristic racing game Fatal Inertia ready for release when Sony's PS3 console is launched in Japan. It will be KOEI's first game for Sony's next-gen console and also one of their first titles to emerge from their brand new development studio in Canada. Fatal Inertia is scheduled for release in Spring 2006.

'Football Manager 2006' (PSP/X360/PC) - Gold Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Manager 2006 is a comprehensive soccer management simulation offering a host of new features, including the ability for managers to negotiate with their board of directors - not only for a better contract for themselves, but also for improved player wage budgets and increased transfer budgets or even stadium expansion. SEGA announced today the game will launch October 21st, 2005. This demo comes in 2 versions, small, with only 2 leagues and English language, or big, with 16 leagues and 8 languages.

'Space Hack' Goes Gold In North America

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 and game developer, Rebelmind are pleased to announce that their upcoming Sci-Fi Action/RPG, Space Hack has gone Gold. Space Hack is scheduled for release to retail stores November 15th, 2005

'No Brakes: 4x4 Racing' - v1.12 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exotypos' No Brakes: 4x4 Racing is the most complete and realistic off-road car simulator for PC. The game relieves the intensity and dynamism of real 4x4 races and features a large variety of off-road vehicles and motorways, single player with four hot play modes, multiplayer with on-line support, movie capture support and more (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireglow team is now developing a next generation game engine (codename: Sudden Strike Next7) and the first game based on this engine , which now is officially named 'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory'. Fireglow plans to develop several other games based on this engine in different setups related to war conflicts.

'Moscow to Berlin' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moscow to Berlin plunges the player into the most intense battles of the Easter Front. Through three campaigns and 20 single-player missions. Moscow to Berlin challenges players to plan combat strategies and relive some of modern history's most important military operations.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 4:40 a.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. We had some GBA screens, some NDS, and today it's the PSP's turn ...

'FIFA 06' (ALL) - 29 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 06 returns to field with more teams, better graphics, and improved gameplay. Utilize improved formations to create the perfect attack with the world's greatest players. FIFA 06 brings the total football experience to your fingertips. It delivers a combination of attacking gameplay, complete customisation, pure authenticity and the deepest manager mode ever.

'Jak X: Combat Racing' (PS2) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jak X: Combat Racing, created exclusively for the PS2 by Naughty Dog, introduces head-to-head car combat and incorporating both multiplayer and online functionality to deliver a refreshingly new experience to fans of both the Jak and Daxter series and car combat gameplay.

'Championship Manager' Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announces a Sony PSP version of Championship Manager. Developed by Gusto Games, Championship Manager PSP is a fully portable version of the best known football management simulation, and also boasts a wealth of new features.

PS2 Review - 'Urban Reign'

by Katarani on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Urban Reign, players assume the role of a gritty street brawler who has been hired by one of the city's dominant gangs to protect its leader. Players are thrown into a full-blown turf war, involving gang corruption and street justice that spans from the neighborhood block all the way to the upper levels of city government.

'The Movies Online' Community Website Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios and Activision announced today The Movies Online, a community website where aspiring moviemakers can upload and share their motion pictures created with The Movies on the internet! The site will launch a virtual film festival for aspiring film-makers when the game ships this fall. Members of the site will also find a host of competitions, Awards Ceremonies, a Prop Shop and additional downloads that will help extend their gaming experience with The Movies.

PC Preview - 'X³: Reunion'

by David Wanaselja on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' Developer Interview

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. Dreamcatcher sends out a pre-canned Q&A with AWE Games' Project Director Scott Nixon.

'SOCOM III: U.S. Navy SEALs' (PS2) - 66 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM 3, developed by Zipper Interactive, captures the reality of modern day warfare, and features three Areas of Operation: Southern Asia, Northern Africa and Eastern Europe and is packed with over 10 missions, over 30 new weapons, larger maps, improved AI, allow you to drive/operate vehicles and you can now also go for a swim.

Manifesto Games New Publisher Formed

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game industry veterans Greg Costikyan and Johnny Wilson announced today that they are joining forces to launch Manifesto Games, a new venture to build a strong and viable independent game industry. Its site will offer independently-developed games for sale via direct download, games that the retail channel doesn't think worth carrying.