Various Game Trailers #723

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 6:52 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 :

  • Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars - Trailer #7
  • ParaWorld - Northland Trailer
  • Commandos Strike Force [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #9
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - Dev Diary #3
  • Hitman: Blood Money [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #3
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion [X360/PC] - Trailer #4
  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends - Trailer #3


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

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment. Eidos today revealed Lara Croft's nemesis, Amanda Evert.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (X360) Xbox Live Arcade Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, you command 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. Ubisoft today revealed the complete achievement list, objects to complete in order to gain points on Xbox Live Arcade.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 5:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat 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.

Lionhead Reducing Its Workforce By 100

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lionhead's community manager Sam van Tilburgh revealed today that at a company meeting Lionhead decided to lay off about 100 people. After somewhat low sales numbers for The Movies, Activision backing out of the console version, Lionhead is scaling back from 3 to 2 developments teams as certain projects wrapped up. While support and a planned expansion pack for the Movies are still in play, the execs decided to get rid of the redundancies, although oddly enough a few days ago the official website mentioned Lionhead was hiring.

'Rogue Trooper' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rogue Trooper is a mix of intense 3rd person action and next generation stealth elements, with complex line-of-sight AI, multiple game paths, full tactical use of your bio-chip operated equipment and both single- and multiplayer online gameplay. Eidos has launched the new futuristic Rogue Trooper website.

'Fire Department 3' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 3:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fire Department 3 takes the accurate portrayal of the fire fighter's realm to the next level thanks to a new technological platform that allows for an incomparably rich and realistic game experience.

'Whirlwind of Vietnam' Gets SpeedTree

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whirlwind of Vietnam is a helicopter sim that depicts the most famous episodes of the war in a movie-style way such as We Were Soldiers, Apocalypse Now, Hamburger Hill and many others.

'From Russia With Love' (PSP) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 2:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that it is delaying From Russia With Love for the PSP from its original March 14 release date to April 4th, "to give James Bond the spotlight he deserves." Set in the original 60’s Bond era, From Russia With Love features movie-based missions as well as original, action-intensive sequences, a broad and deep variety of gameplay, social multiplayer experiences, gorgeous women, and classic, upgradeable weapons and gadgetry with modern mechanics.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Weekly Update #8

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 2:06 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 has happened the past week, their sound recording incident, changelist from the weekly build sent to 3D Realms, and more ...

'Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers builds upon the game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I. THQ has released a single-player demo, allowing you to try out a tutorial and one mission (thanks FP). Read more for download links ...

Atlus Brings Two 'Super Robot Taisen' (GBA) Titles to North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. today announced the acquisition of the North American publishing rights to Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation and Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2, both games were developed and published in Japan by Banpresto.

'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Law & Order: Criminal Intent, players scour the crime scenes for evidence, interview witnesses and interrogate suspects in hopes of tracking down the elusive killers. Legacy Interactive has released a new patch bringing your retail game to v1.1, but no details as to what it fixes are available.

'Stargate Worlds' To Use BigWorld Technology Suite

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds developer Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment announced that it has chosen the BigWorld Technology Suite as the platform for their new MMORPG. This officially licensed MGM property is the first MMO game based on the Stargate series, and promises to deliver all of the SG-1 & Atlantis exploration, conflict and excitement to players around the world.

'Driver: Parallel Lines' (PS2/Xbox) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Driver: Parallel Lines offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience and features an unfolding storyline of double crossing and revenge. Set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, players take on the role of a notorious 18 year old who, free from conscience and rules, is the most sought after driver-for-hire in town.

Atlus Brings 'Contact' (NDS) To North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 10:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. today announced the acquisition of the North American publishing rights to Contact, an action RPG for the NDS. Developed in Japan by Marvelous Interactive, Contact is scheduled for release in the summer of 2006.

'The Darkness' (PS3/X360) Gets Picked Up By 2K Games

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sold off by Majesco a while ago, 2K Games announced today that it has signed Starbreeze's The Darkness, based on the popular comic book franchise. You play a fearless Mafia hitman who is suddenly possessed by the powers of The Darkness, which you must learn to control in order to overthrow the vicious mob boss and fulfill your destiny.

'The Godfather' (ALL) - 21 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 9:46 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.

Microsoft Releases New Xbox 360 Software Update

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A little while ago it was said the updates were on hiatus, but it seems they are back in business. Microsoft issued the following statement, "The March 2006 Xbox 360 update will prepare your Xbox 360 console for future system and title updates. This free update is available to all Xbox Live members. Your console will be updated the next time you sign in to Xbox Live."

'Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk' (PS2/PC) - 54 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk is the ultimate futuristic aerial combat game featuring some of the most frenzied air battles ever witnessed with an intensity rarely reached in a videogame.

CDV and Ascaron Will Publish Each Other's Titles

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has entered into a publishing agreement with Ascaron to publish Ascaron titles (Tortuga: Two Treasures and Darkstar One) in North America in 2006. As part of the agreement, Ascaron will likewise represent CDV titles in the United Kingdom.

'Two Worlds' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 5:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Two Worlds is an RPG under development at Reality Pump featuring thrilling fight choreographies, gripping characters and realistic worlds, creating new dimensions in the genre. The title also introduces new benchmarks in content with experienced script editors linking the cinematic story with maximum gaming freedom in a medieval fantasy world.

Epic Games Will Show New Unreal Engine 3 Features At GDC 2006

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic Games announced today that it is planning an expanded presence at GDC. As well as bringing show goers the usual stunning Unreal Engine 3 demos and presenting key technical advancements over the past year, Epic are also expanding their presence to include a dedicated space in the Career Pavilion and special press sessions for the industry's media.

'Tycoon City: New York' - v1105 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 4:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Atari has released the first patch, no details as to what it fixes are available at this point.

'Loki' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 4:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

French developer Cyanide is already working on a new project, Loki, an action/RPG set in a universe inspired by mythology and ancient races such as the Greeks, Vikings, Aztecs and Egyptians.

'Rush for Berlin' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union.

'Flashpoint Germany' - v1.10 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games released a new patch for its tactical war game, Flashpoint Germany. This update brings your retail game to v1.10 and includes new features, improvements to existing features, and a host of minor fixes including improvements to LAN and PBEM play.

'Urban Chaos: Riot Response' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Urban Chaos: Riot Response, previously known as Zero Tolerance, is a high velocity, first person shooter where the player confronts real terror in an American city.

Codemasters Brings 'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' To Europe

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth. Gamers will experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's world-renowned fantasy realm where they can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

'Odama' (NGC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mix all the intensity of classic pinball with the sights, sounds and savagery of war and what do you get? Odama – the first pinball game that throws you into the midst of mighty clashes between armies on boards laid out like chaotic battlefields.

'Black & White 2: God Wars' Revealed?

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to EA Poland Lionhead's Black & White 2 will be getting an addon under the title of God Wars. The premise of the expansion is that the Aztec nations have summoned a new deity and once again you have to prove you are the most powerful god. Apart from new creatures and 4 new miracles, Lionhead is also working on a new A.I. system which will lead units during the battles. In total the addon will sport six new challenges, two new tribes/army's, and plenty more (thanks VE3D). All of this is of course unconfirmed, so digest with caution.

'Legends of Mir 3' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announced today that its MMORPG Legend of Mir 3 has been launched in Open Beta on IENT's gaming service. Mir 3 provides great gaming fun for online players with over 40 maps, 15 extended Quests with over 100 stages, and continuing Daily Quests.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter'

by Alicia on March 3, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, players will 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.

'The Godfather' (ALL) Developer Interview #5

by Rainier on March 3, 2006 @ 1:14 a.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, and become Don. EA's Creative Director for Gameplay/Player Mechanics/Scoring & Rewards Mike Olsen tells us more about the weapons in The Godfather.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Full Auto'

by Hugh McHarg on March 3, 2006 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Combine fully-automatic, weapon-equipped vehicles with highly detailed and interactive urban environments and you have Full Auto, the most destructive racing action ever experienced in a game. This racer allows players to choose from a wide selection of unique vehicle designs and arm them with any combination of machine guns, cannons, and other deadly weapons.