Various Game Trailers #929

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 11:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Yakuza 2 [PS2] - Trailer #2
  • RoboBlitz [X360/PC] - Trailer #2
  • Medieval II: Total War - Trailer (2)
  • The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-King - Trailer (2)


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

Ubisoft Signs 'Safari Photo Africa: Wild Earth'

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super X Studios announces that it has signed a North American publishing agreement with Ubisoft for Safari Photo Africa: Wild Earth.

'Arthur and the Invisibles' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Arthur and the Invisibles revolves around the supportive co-op teamwork of the 3 characters, solving mysteries and overcoming obstacles. This demo allows you to check out 3 levels (Attack of the Henchmen, Betameche in Danger, and End) from the game..

'Mage Knight Apocalypse' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mage Knight Apocalypse is an action RPG based on the collectible miniature game from WizKids Games with a unique character leveling system and a focus on team play. The v1.02 patch adds camera chase mode, hotkeys for camera control, but most tweaks and balances units and skills.

'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' - Official Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Left Behind: Eternal Forces will put players in command of the apocalyptic battles raging in the streets of New York City between the angelic Tribulation Forces and the demonic Global Community Peacekeepers during the End of Days. Replacing the earlier beta version, Left Behind Games has released the official/updated demo, offering tutorial, 4 singleplayer missions and multiplayer mode.

'Gothic III' - v1.09 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gothic 3 is the third part of the RPG legend presenting an intense, living world and a non-linear, varied gaming experience. This v1.09 Euro patch addresses an issue where trying to save a game would crash/hang the program with a memory related error message.

'Marvel Nemesis 2' and 'Spider-Man Trilogy' Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 2:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Although Spider-Man 3 is already in the works, SEGA revealed Iron Man earlier this week, and Take-Two bagged Fantastic Four 2, it seems that Marvel has even more game projects in the works. In its financial statement, Marvel disclosed that EA is preparing a sequel to its arena fighting game Marvel Nemesis, Konami has Marvel vs. Card Game listed, and it seems that Activision is not only working on a title based on the third Spider-Man movie, but a mysterious Spider-Man Trilogy game is also tentatively scheduled for Q4 2007.

'Armored Core 4' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Armored Core 4 will allow you to create your own mech from a few hundred components, including color, to give it an exclusive looks. Successfully completing missions, and purchase even more powerful parts to make your mech stronger.

SouthPeak Interactive Signs 'Two Worlds' (X360/PC)

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive announced it has signed a two-product publishing agreement with TopWare Interactive, starting with its upcoming multiplatform RPG Two Worlds. Details on the second game in the agreement were not released today.

'Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Destineer's announced Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy is a side-scrolling action/adventure game that puts players in the role of Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist on a quest to defeat the evil Homunculi and acquire the fabled Philosopher’s Stone.

BioWare Adds PhysX to Its Eclipse Engine

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare is integrating AGEIA PhysX technology into its next-generation Eclipse Engine for PCs and next-gen consoles because of its unmatched physics capabilities and its straightforward implementation across multiple platforms.

'Europa Universalis III' Flexible Nation Building Feature - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy and is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire.

'Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy' (PS2) Bundle Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced that it plans to release Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy, which will include GTA3, GTA: Vice City, and GTA: San Andreas together as the original trilogy for the PS2. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy will ship to retail stores in North America on December 4, 2006 with a retail price of $39.99.

'Novadrome' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Resurfaces On Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a long period of silence NovaDrome resurfaces as Buena Vista Games announced that Carmageddon developer Stainless Games' vehicle combat racing game will be making an appearance on Xbox Live Arcade, and no longer be a multiplatform title as initially announced.

'Made Man' (PS2/PC) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr signed an agreement with UK-based Fund4Games to bring Sivlerback Studios' 3rd person crime drama action title Made Man to North America. In Made Man you assume the role of Joey Verola and follow his every move from the jungles of war-torn Vietnam to his murderous rise through the ranks of the underworld.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell Double Agent will reinvent the spy action genre by introducing a double agent concept and a new breed of game play that adds an exciting new dimension to the gaming experience. This v1.01 patch fixes some anti-aliasing hiccups, but mainly addresses multiplayer problems such as invitations, squad features, and disconnect issues.

'Parabellum' (X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 7:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Parabellum is a Strategy First Person Shooter (SFPS) focused on urban warfare. A whole city is waiting to be conquered in a giant multiplayer campaign. Parabellum offers intense round based action with tactical and strategic depth.

'World of Warcraft' Continues to Fuel Vivendi Games Revenue

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 6:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Games' revenues were up 15% compared to last year, primarily driven by the continued success of World of Warcraft, and the solid launch revenues in North America from Scarface, based on the classic Universal Studios film. For the first 9 months of the year revenue was up 20%, partly by continuous strong sales of 50 Cent and Ice Age 2.

EA Signs 'Hellgate: London' Co-Publishing Agreement - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 6:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai has signed a Hellgate: London co-publish agreement with EA for Europe and North America. Hellgate: London is an RPG with immersive first-person perspective set in a completely randomized demon-ridden world where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

'Horse Racing Manager 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 6:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Horse Racing Manager 2 is a sport management and horse racing game designed for management game fans as well as riding and horse racing aficionados. This demo includes 2 races (gallop and trot), 2 French race tracks, night & day race with variable weather, on 2 types of ground.

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 6:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.

'NBA 2K7' and 'NHL 2K7' to be Available As PS3 Launch Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 6:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced that both NBA 2K7 and NHL 2K7 will be available as Day One launch titles for the PS3.

'Gunship Apocalypse' - v1.01 German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gunship Apocalypse, developed by FAKT Software, is a sci-fi first-person spacecraft shooter. This German demo features the Canyon level with 5 missions. This v1.01 patch, fixes an issue with the Panzer you escort in the Evakuierung mission.

'Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 5:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K announced it will publish Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, a new third person action video game featuring Marvel Comics' legendary super-powered foursome.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 5:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops' (PSP) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops features an original storyline that follows the events of MGS3: Snake Eater and includes online play that lets gamers recruit their own comrades to form a unique fighting force. If you pre-order Portable Ops you will receive a free custom body armor for your PSP, packaged in a MGS themed a commemorative gift box.

'Delta Force Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre' (PS2) Weapons Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra and NovaLogic today announced that they have entered a co-publishing agreement for the PS2 exclusive first-person shooter Delta Force Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre.

Buena Vista Games Forms NDS/Wii Dedicated Fall Line Studio

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games announced the formation of a new video game development studio. Based in Salt Lake City, Fall Line Studio’s focus is to develop games based on Disney’s characters, television shows and entertainment franchises as well as creating new intellectual property for the NDS and Wii.

'Fuzion Frenzy 2' (X360) - 7 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fuzion Frenzy 2, developed by Hudson, is a party game set in space that combines futuristic arcade action, superior mini-games, tournament modes, and custom tailored games with online features such as multiplayer and customizable tournaments.

10Tacle Signs Ferrari License Agreement For Future Racing Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 3:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

10Tacle and Ferrari signed a licensing agreement for the development of video games allowing 10Tacle Studios to produce games using the Italian sports car manufacturer's product palette and brand name.

'Championship Manager 2007' Also Coming to PSP/PS2/X360 - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Manager 2007 is a totally new iteration of the best-selling football management simulation, now also coming to consoles. Championship Manager 2007 features a vibrant new look and an intuitive control system, making the game even more playable than before.

PSP Review - 'Killzone: Liberation'

by John Curtis on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in an intense postmodern war, Killzone: Liberation features the unique graphical style to showcase pure grit and realism. During gameplay, players will have access to online and offline missions, supported with a variety of weapons that are unique and innovative, inspired by modern military equipment.

Wii Preview - 'Elebits'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 7, 2006 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Mysterious and tiny creatures, the titular Elebits have been the source of the world's power for the past 10,000 years. While humans and Elebits have always lived in harmony, these friendly beings love to cause trouble, and it's up to players to track them down and put an end to their mischief.