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Various Game Trailers #706

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 11:56 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 :

  • Auto Assault - Final Trailer
  • Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy - Behind the Scenes #3
  • Battle of Europe: Royal Air Forces - Trailer #2
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach - Characters Pack
  • Pursuit Force [PSP] - Story Trailer
  • Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War - Trailer #9
  • Rush for Berlin - Trailers (2)
  • Samurai Warriors: State of War [PSP] - Trailer


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

Valve Changes 'Half-Life 2' Add-on Formula

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 9:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve has changed the Half-Life 2: Aftermath name to Half-Life 2: Episode One, and will release content in a series of episodes according to GameSpot. Similar to Ritual's SiN Episodes, Valve will use its Steam content delivery to offer several episodes instead of full addons, according to Valve' Doug Lombardi. An estimated released date for Half-Life 2: Episode One was not revealed.

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - Updated v33668 Patch & Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project-Zero has released the long in development new patch for Jowood's online shooter Soldner: Secret Wars. This update brings your retail game to v33668 and adds new weapons, maps, optimized portal and netcode, balances all weapons and vehicles to encourage teamplay.

UPDATE:
An updated patch/server has been released addressing an installation issue.

'Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today confirms that Commandos Strike Force, developed by Pyro Studios, will be released on April 4th, 2006 on PS2, Xbox and PC in North America.

'Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 5:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts and TT Games today announced their plans to release LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, the sequel to one of the best-selling video games of 2005. Created by TT Games and developed by Traveller's Tales, LEGO Star Wars II is slated for release this fall across seven platforms.

'Fight Night Round 3' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 4:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing experience to gamers. Film-quality graphics showcase devastating punch impacts unparalleled in any game or film. On the way to becoming boxing's greatest legend, train to fight like the best including Muhammad Ali or create a boxing style unique only to your boxer.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 4:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In “Painkiller: Hell Wars,” gamers play the role of Daniel Garner, who after an unfortunate car accident is trapped between Heaven and Hell. To escape purgatory and find his salvation, he must fight mobs of hellish monsters to stop an imminent Unholy War.

'Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny' (PS2) - 114 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 1:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atelier Iris 2: The Azoth of Destiny is a sequel RPG to Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana for the PS2. Atelier Iris 2 takes synthesizing to a new level, with new game play, features, and improved graphics, create, customize, and enhance your items and weapons. Experience an epic adventure that crosses two different worlds. And battle evil to save the world from utter destruction.

'Alien Arena 2006: Gold Edition' - Standalone Game Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

COR Entertainment has released Alien Arena 2006: GE, which features a host of new features and improvements, including 9 new maps, alt-fires for every weapon, a brand new vehicle(hovercraft), increased visibility, and improved bot AI. Alien Arena 2006 GE has five gamemodes, including DM, TD< CTF, All Out Assault, and Deathball, as well as five different mutators that can be applied.

'The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript is a major adventure and investigation game, the first game created about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. It offers players the opportunity to grapple with the mysteries of the codes hidden within the works of the great Italian genius.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Weekly Update #5

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today 3D Realms posted their latest installment in the weekly Prey update in Human Head Software's Prey Project Lead Chris Rhinehart talks about what's been going on the past week, mostly bug fixes, 3DR & 2k Games' input, new features, optimizing the game tweaking, feedback on the recent press tour etc..

'Sonic Riders' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA announced today that Sonic Riders went gold and will be shipping to retailers in North America on Feb 21, 2006. Sonic Riders integrates extreme sports, high-speed racing and head-to-head battles, and offers a new racing experience with Sonic.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (ALL) Dev Chat - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You embody Captain Scott Mitchell as he commands the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe. On Feb 16, 2006 at 6:00 PM (French Time) the GRAW developers will be online for a live chat, read more for details ...

'Call of Juarez' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Rail Simulator' Gets Train Company Assistance

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kuju Entertainment today announced a working partnership with UK train operator First Great Western (FGW) in the development of their forthcoming PC title Rail Simulator. FGW has provided the development team with detailed information about various aspects of the railways.

'Prey' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 10:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games.

'Burnout Revenge' (X360) - 66 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge slams into the Xbox 360 with a suite of new online features set to define next-generation automotive anarchy, jaw-dropping high-definition graphics and the retina-searing speed that the Burnout series is famous for.

'Rainbow Islands Revolution' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games announced that Rainbow Islands Revolution has 'gone gold' and is entering the final phase of production. Rainbow Islands endeared itself to an entire generation of gamers in the late 1980s with its playful mix of intense platforming challenges, a delightfully cute visual style and, of course, a heavy emphasis on rainbow-firing action.

'Panzer Elite Action' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Panzer Elite Action is a fast-paced WW2 action game that lets the player feel the power of 30 tons of steel armor around them and gives them the ability to command increasingly powerful tanks in a series of intense and dramatic battles.

'Road to Fame' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Road to Fame combines the main features of the arcade and rally games, using realistic physics. Road to Fame lets you start as an unknown driver who's aim to climb the seven race classes of the game. Reaching the top is simple: You will have to win as much races as you can to upgrade your car and succeed in higher level.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v2.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v2.1 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'Crashday' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

hell-tech announced today that Moon Byte Studios/Replay Studios' stunt racing game Crashday went gold. The game will be released by the ambitious Greek publisher on the 24th of February 2006, throughout Greece, former Yugoslavia and South Africa.

'Frontline Nation' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frontline Nation is a modern, turn-based strategy game situated in a near future Europe. The map is rendered in 3D and is divided into 45 countries, each containing a differing number of regions and cities.

'Soldner: Secret Wars' v33669 Patch Coming Tonight - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project-Zero will be releasing a new patch tonight, which includes new weapons, balanced all weapons and other content like the helicopters and vehicles. Project-Zero wanted to shift the Soldner focus to teamplay and therefor balanced most of the vehicles and weapons that way. In the meantime check these sweet new screens!

'Blade Dancer' (PSP) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NIS America announced today its plan to release the PSP exclusive 3D role-playing game Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light. Developed by Sony Japan and HitMaker, Blade Dancer is one of the first RPG title for the PSP that adopts a dynamic multi-player system. Gamers can now play an RPGwith anyone, anytime, anywhere.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to the rumor section in the latest issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) X360 owners could still see F.E.A.R. on Microsoft's nextgen console in 2006. Not really that much of a stretch as F.E.A.R developers Monolith have already made Condemned for the Xbox 360, which used the same engine, so technologically, it should be feasible. If it is indeed scheduled for this year, there should be an official announcement shortly.

'SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run' (PS2/Xbox) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring action superstar Dwayne The Rock Johnson as government super-spy extraordinaire Alex Decker, players for the first time ever can step out of the Interceptor and straight into third-person action, utilizing The Rock's physical prowess by taking down enemies with intense melee combat moves.

'Infraworld' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 1:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An interview on German website working-title with Quantic Dream's COO Guillaume de Fondaumier reveals that its next gen title Infraworld has been cancelled due to lack of interest from publishers. Infraworld was an all new IP scheduled for X360, PS3 and PC promising enhanced physics capabilities through a partnership with NOVODEX, a range of action orientated features, and enhanced AI capabilities. Its other project The Nomad Soul 2 : Karma, aka Omikron 2, is still in development, scheduled for 2009.

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is the latest creation from award-winning developer Stainless Steel Studios and renowned game designer Rick Goodman. Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed real-time strategy game that lets players completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia.

'King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2' (PS2/X360) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2, you can once again prove that you're the best fighter in the world. The game features a host of famous SNK characters with different fighting styles.

PSP Preview - 'Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror will not only see the return of Gabe Logan, but also Theresa, Lipan and Lian Xing. The PSP version will allow you to give commands to the rest of your team a la SOCOM, and a multiplayer wi-fi mode is also par of the new features.

PS2 Review - 'Shrek SuperSlam'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 10, 2006 @ 12:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Shrek SuperSlam pits the characters from the Shrek franchise against each other in the only game that combines the twisted humor and pop culture parodies of the Shrek universe with the fast-paced action of a melee fighting game.