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Various Game Trailers #731

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 9:01 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:

  • Bullet Witch [X360] - Trailer


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

'The Godfather' (ALL) Developer Interview #10

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don. EA's game designer John Calhoun tell us more about the cops you may encounter in the game.

'Tenchu Dark Shadows' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 5:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From Software's Tenchu DS will feature aprox. 60 missions in which you have to get past obstacles by using various environmental objects. Various multiplayer modes for up to 4 players will be available, and prices for objects can be negotiated amongst the players. The bottom screen will be used for inventory, map and also to perform specific combos by using the stylus.

Sony and Playlogic Sign Development Agreement

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Playlogic today announced that its in-house studio, Playlogic Game Factory, signed a first-party development agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. Currently Playlogic has 11 games on 16 platforms under development, and one of the two in-house teams will develop the yet undisclosed project.

'City Life' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control.

'The Tower SP' (GBA) Emerges In Stores

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced that its GBA exclusive sim experience. The Tower SP is now available in stores, allowing players to design, build, and manage every aspect of successfully creating a skyscraper.

'Wintersport Pro 2006' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cyanide has released a new patch for its Olympic Wintersports based title WinterSports Pro 2006, aka Winter Challenge. This patch brings your English, French, Italian, Russian and German retail game to v1.03 but no details as to what it fixes are available at the moment. Read more for details and download links.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer #2

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin.

'Superman Returns: The Videogame' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - Target Image #2

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Superman Returns: The Videogame, you explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis, one that is not only expansive (with 80 sq miles and over 9,000 buildings), but also changes dynamically with you as you affect gameplay.

'Neverend' Gets Freely Downloadable 'Reinforcements'

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher Frogster has released a free downloadable add-on for Mayhem Studios' Fantasy RPG Neverend, adding new battlefields, characters, animations, quests, while also implementing some bug fixes and other optimizations. Read more for download links ...

'The Movies: Stunts & Effects' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision and Lionhead today announced The Movies expansion pack, Stunts & Effects, adding new features such as stuntmen, a movie-making toolset, a diverse selection of dangerous stunts, astounding visual effects, impressive new sets and a number of brand-new techniques and technologies that can be used when making a movie.

'Aliens: Extermination' Coming To Arcade Halls

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GLOBAL VR today announced its intentions to release an innovative new coin-op video game based upon the blockbuster movie title Aliens. Aliens: Extermination takes place after Ripley and the surviving Colonial Marines leave planet LV-426, you are being sent back for a "mop-up operation."

'The Godfather' (ALL) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.

'Viva Pinata' (X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and 4Kids Entertainment today announce Viva Piñata, a high-energy, mass-appeal entertainment property created by Rare Ltd. that brings a vibrant world of living piñata animals to video games, television and beyond. The Viva Piñata universe showcases an engaging cast of colorful, wild-roaming piñata animals that entertain and challenge imaginations.

'Dungeon Siege II' Expansion and 'Dungeon Siege' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games today announced that it has acquired publishing rights to Gas Powered Games' Dungeon Siege series. The first new titles under this publishing agreement will be Dungeon Siege II: Broken World expansion pack and an all-new entry in the Dungeon Siege series, Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony for the PSP.

'Formula One 06' (PSP/PS2) Announced

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set for launch in June 2006, Formula One 06 is the only official game of the 2006 FIA Formula One World championship and is back exclusively to PS2 and PSP. Loaded with new features and all the official 2006 drivers, cars, teams, circuits and rules, Formula One 06 is the only way to truly interact with the world's raciest sport!

'True Crime: New York City' Goes Beta - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

'Savage 2: A Tortured Soul' Will Support Linux

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S2 Games announced today that it will be supporting the Linux community by offering Native Linux Client support at launch for its upcoming triple-A title, Savage 2: A Tortured Soul. Savage 2 is the much anticipated sequel to Savage: The Battle for Newerth and will be available in Fall of 2006 as a digital download from the S2 Website.

'Shadowgrounds' Gets Level Editor

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 5:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frozenbyte announced today that it will release Level Editor tools for its action game Shadowgrounds. The Level Editor will be released in April - right in time to coincide with the North American and United Kingdom retail releases of the game, which are set for April 18 and April 28, respectively.

'Monster Hunter Freedom' (PSP) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Building upon Monster Hunter and Monster Hunter G (Japanese release only), which were originally released on the PS2, Monster Hunter Freedom is the ultimate package, including new missions, additional features and content adapted for the PSP system.

'Glory of the Roman Empire' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Glory of the Roman Empire is an empire-building simulation set during the height of the glorious Roman Empire. In the game, the player assumes the roles of city planner, governor and military leader. Successful players will need planning skills, economic savvy and - should those fail - military might.

'New Super Mario Bros.' (NDS) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mario is not only back for an all new adventure, but he is also rediscovering his roots in the first side-scrolling Super Mario Bros adventure since Super Mario World. Experience the perfect fusion of old and new as New Super Mario Bros. launches across Europe for the NDS in early summer 2006.

Rising Star Games Makes 'Contact' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 3:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games today announced that NDS owners will get the chance to interface with an alien visitor this Autumn, in the form of Contact, a unique conceptual RPG from Rising Star Games' parent company, Marvelous Interactive Inc and development studio Grasshopper Manufacture.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters-World Championship Tournament 2006' (GBA) In Stores

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami announced today that Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters – World Championship Tournament 2006 for the GBA has shipped to retail stores nationwide, featuring a host of new cards as well as all new game modes in which to enjoy the game’s fast-paced tactical card action.

PC Preview - 'Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on March 15, 2006 @ 2:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The world of Age of Pirates exists on 16 islands and the endless seas of the Caribbean. The two main characters each have their own spectacular story. Age of Pirates embodies the freedom of sailing, trading, fighting, colonization and the unlimited exploration of the real Caribbean.

Sony Reveals Future PSP Plans

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEI not only released PS3 news, but also gave an update on what it has in store for the PSP. New peripherals, features and services will be rolling out in the coming year, read more for details ...

'Untold Legends Dark Kingdom' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Untold Legends Dark Kingdom will set the standard for next-gen action-RPGs by delivering an immersive fantasy experience through its breath-taking graphics, dramatic storyline, and action-packed battles filled with heart-pounding combat, magical spells and brilliant SFX.

'Ape Escape: Million Monkeys' (PS2) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today SCEI revealed it is working on yet another title in the Ape Escape franchise. While details about Ape Escape: Million Monkeys are slim, it apparently does take place in real-world environments, such as Yokohama. Scheduled for spring 2006 release in Japan, no official announcement or release date for other territories has been announced.

PS2 Review - 'Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 15, 2006 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Serph, leader of the Embryon, wanders aimlessly through the lifeless streets before him. In the Junkyard, his Tribe fought a gruesome war, hoping the light of Heaven would relieve their suffering. In the end, Serph's world vanished, along with the comrades who stood by him. All that awaited him in Nirvana were endless streets littered with the silent remains of human statues. The Promised Land was nothing but a new hell?

Sony Confirms WorldWide PS3 Launch In November 2006

by Rainier on March 15, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At its PlayStation business briefing in Tokyo Sony's Ken Kutaragi confirmed that the PlayStation 3 is coming in November 2006, plans for a worldwide launch with an initial availability of 6 million units, and an additional million units each month thereafter. Taking aim at Microsoft's Xbox Live, Sony plans for a similar online service (including lobby, voicechat etc.) with the basic formula being free. All PS2 and PSOne titles will be compatible and playable in HD. A price estimate for the console, or its titles, was not disclosed.