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Various Game Trailers #725

by Judy on March 7, 2006 @ 11:27 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 :

  • Driver Parallel Lines [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #11
  • Field Commander [PSP] - Trailers (2)


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

'Daxter' (PSP) Release Date Moved Up

by Judy on March 7, 2006 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Daxter, the wily ottsel from Naughty Dog's Jak and Daxter franchise, has convinced Sony to ship his first solo project, Daxter for the PSP a week early, moving the release date to March 14, 2006. Excited to show fans his heroic side, Daxter is eager to prove he is no longer just a sidekick.

'The Godfather' (ALL) Developer Interview #7

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 5:11 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, and become Don. EA producer Joel Wade tells us more about the vehicles in The Godfather, illustrated by new screens & trailer ...

'WWII Tank Commander' - Demo Available NOW

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

WWII Tank Commander fires you into the heat of battle as you engage in multiple mission styles. In more than 30 objectives over 10 levels, cut off the enemy at the Brittany Peninsula, smash Nazi forces across the Moselle, relieve the besieged 101st Airborne at Bastogne, cross the Rhine, drive German forces out of France, and more.. Got Game has released a demo allowing you to try the game for 20 minutes after which you can unlock the full game if you want to continue

Take Two's Financial Result Reveals Titles & Studio Closure/Merger

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 3:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today, Take 2 released its quarterly financial results, and in a nutshell, it ain't good. Net sales dropped almost 50% from $502M to 265M, while results went from a $55M income to a $29M loss. There were no changes in release dates, but the conference call revealed that due to "consolidation," Take 2's internal dev studio PopTop (Rollercoaster Tycoon, Tropico) has merged into the recently acquired Firaxis. Whether this means PopTop shut down, or both studios are working under the same umbrella wasn't explained. We tried to reach 2K's PR reps, but none were available for comment. Also noteworthy is that there won't be another GTA title until 2007, and 2K Sports is gearing up for its NHL, MLB, and NBA 2K7 lineup, including a new boxing title.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Available via Steam on March 14

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, the WWII online action game from Tripwire Interactive, will be available via Steam on March 14, 2006 at 11 am PST. The game is currently available for pre-purchase and pre-load via Steam, and those who pre-purchase the game will receive a 10% instant discount off the $24.95 price.

'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' (Xbox/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From Western Europe to the Pacific, players test their air-combat skills as they experience the most famous battles of World War II. As a squadron leader, the player can fly up to 40 WWII aircraft in both single-player and multiplayer missions.

'Naruto: Clash of Ninja' (NGC) And 'Naruto: Ninja Council' (GBA) Now In Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 1:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America and TOMY Corporation today announced the release of Shonen Jump's Naruto: Clash of Ninja for GameCube and Naruto: Ninja Council for GBA.

'Barrow Hill' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Barrow Hill is a horror/thriller adventure game; told from the point of view of the player using a first person perspective. Set in mysterious Cornwall, the players will unravel many mysteries, after being stranded on the lonely road to the 'barrow'. This ancient burial site, from pre-history, sits shrouded amongst the watching trees of the hill. Barrow Hill will only be available for online order.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (Xbox/X360) Gets Tactical In Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 12:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter has shipped to retail stores for X360 and Xbox. In Ghost Recon 3 you command the Ghosts and Special Forces allies 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.

'Onimusha 3: Demon Siege' - v1.1 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the first patch for the European edition of Capcom's hack and slasher Onimusha 3, bringing your retail game to v1.1, and addresses framerate issues.

'Superman Returns: The Videogame' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - Screen

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 10:38 a.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.

'Auto Assault Limited Edition' Announced

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While NCSoft Europe has its Collector's Edition, NCSoft NA today announced it will release an Auto Assault Limited Edition, with different content for its post apocalyptic car combat MMORPG. Highlighting the Auto Assault Limited Edition package is the HS-150 headset by Creative to use with the game's built-in voice chat system, and an Auto Assault soundtrack CD, and plenty more ...

'Age of Empires III' Expansion Pack Announced

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios announced today that Age of Empires III will get its first expansion pack, providing players with the ability to lead one of three proud Native American civilizations, including the Iroquois Confederation, to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas.

'Rumble Roses XX' (X360) - 41 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The follow-up to last year's smash hit female wrestling video game, Rumble Roses XX for the Xbox 360 will feature a full lineup of incredible looking wrestlers along with all-new moves, gameplay modes, tag team action and online play.

'Zoo Tycoon 2' Gets Triple Expansions

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Africa aficionados, Jurassic fanatics and aquatic admirers alike have cause for celebration as Microsoft Game Studios today confirmed the upcoming releases of Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure and Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania expansion packs, and downloadable Zoo Tycoon 2: Dino Danger Pack, developed by Blue Fang.

'Fuel' (Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FUEL is the motor-head's action-thinking, vehicular marathon. In this adrenaline filled, present-day racing game you choose between one of eight characters, adapting your game play to their unique strengths and weaknesses.

'Glory of the Roman Empire' Announced

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has signed a co-publishing agreement with Enlight Software to bring Haemimont Games' empire-building title Glory of the Roman Empire to North American retail outlets in June.

'Control Monger' - v1.006 Updated Client / Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MindSurge Entertainment released a new patch for its team based multiplayer FPS Control Monger. This update brings MindSurge's freely downloadable game to v1.006 and adds a slew of new features, tweaks, bug and crash fixes.

'Shadow Hearts: From The New World' (PS2) Arrives in Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow Hearts: From The New World takes place in the US during the Great Depression. Featuring a gripping and inspirational storyline, players can expect to run into a unique set of characters at famous, real-world locations. The Judgment Ring System has been improved, adding even more excitement and strategy to the overall gameplay.

'Me and My Katamari' (PSP) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced today that its PSP exclusive Me and My Katamari has gone gold. The Katamari franchise makes its portable debut and features a cast of zany characters, inviting graphics and utterly addicting gameplay that fans of the series have come to know and love.

'Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King' (PS2) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix today announces the UK release date for Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King. The epic PS2 exclusive adventure begins on 13th April 2006.

'Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai ' (PSP) Now In Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai is the first-ever DBZ game available for the PSP, in which players have the ability to experience intense WiFi multiplayer battles with the most thrilling aspects of Dragon Ball Z combat, including counter-attacks, super high-speed bouts, flight and Ki (energy) management.

CDV Brings 'City Life' To North America

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV today announced a publishing agreement with Monte Cristo to release the English language version of City Life in North America. City Life is a city builder that gives players the opportunity to build and manage a modern day metropolis in a fully 3D world. In the game, players will make decisions that will affect the lives of millions of citizens, for better or worse.

'Burnout Revenge' (X360) Slams Into Retail

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 5:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge for the X360, now available in stores across North America, features 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.

'College Hoops 2K6' (X360) Dribbles Into Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced that College Hoops 2K6 for Xbox 360 is now available across North America, delivering a truly authentic collegiate experience, showcasing superior next-generation graphics, unmatched gameplay, all of the fan-favorite features found in the current-gen versions and an updated and expanded roster of teams and players.

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) Pulls Over In Stores

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today that its PSP exclusive action game Pursuit Force is now available. Pursuit Force delivers Hollywood-style movie action to the small screen with high-speed vehicle chases, exciting stunts, and thrilling shootouts, all in the quest to bring criminal gangs to justice and restore peace throughout Capital City.

Vivendi Goes Mobile

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 5:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

VU Games announced today the formation of a new division, Vivendi Universal Games Mobile, dedicated to publishing games for the emerging mobile games market. VU Games also named Paul Maglione, who moves from a major mobile games publisher, as President of VUG Mobile.

'Hard Truck: Apocalypse' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 5:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck. The truck is your ultimate shelter, armor and a mean to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles.

JoWood Narrows Down European 'Gothic III' Release Date

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD and developer Piranha Bytes have narrowed down the Gothic III launch dates, scheduled for release in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in September, while UK, and the rest of Europe, has a more ambiguous Q3 2006 launch date. Previously listed as Q1 2006 by US publisher Aspyr, it looks like Gothic III has been pushed back.

'X-Men: The Official Game' (ALL) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 3:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Men: The Official Game ties in with the upcoming movie X-Men: The Last Stand and provides the backstory. The new X-Men game, written by screenwriter Zak Penn and comic book writer Chris Claremont, lets you play as either Wolverine, Nightcrawler, or Iceman.

Xbox 360/PC Preview - 'Prey'

by Paul Reith on March 7, 2006 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself, his girlfriend, and eventually, his planet.

'A.I.M. 2' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A.I.M. 2 is a sequel to last year's action/rpg, taking place some time after the final mission of the original. Super's control had disappeared so that new opportunities became available for mechs. New sectors were opened. After the Reformation (the process which has much to do with the Beholder) mechs changed greatly, disillusioned, many of the old clans disappeared.

'Drill Dozer' (GBA) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Drill Dozer players must pilot their Dozer robot around six large multi-directional levels, each with multiple stages. Players use their drills to cut through rocks and defeat enemies, which stand in their way. Dig, grind and drill your way to victory when it launches on 26th May 2006 across Europe.

PC Review - 'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!'

by RumDragon on March 7, 2006 @ 2:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

RCT 3: Wild combines thrilling coasters with extreme animal parks, more coasters, new characters and gameplay additions that extend the RollerCoaster Tycoon experience. Dozens of new adrenalin pumping attractions and breathtaking rides will make fans roar with delight - it's an all-new spin on this popular franchise.

Reason Behind 'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' Delay

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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 GRAW producer Mathieu Girard tells us why the reason behind delaying the PC edition.

'GTI Racing' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTI Racing uniquely blends a realistic and highly detailed car physics simulation with the pure fun of driving. Enjoy the greatest collection of the legendary European Volkswagen Golf series cars, representing all five generations from its original heritage through to the current day. Try out the GTI, G60 and the outstanding R32!

'Auto Assault Collector's Edition' Announced

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft announced that its Auto Assault Collector's Edition will be jam-packed to the brim with additional extras, including an exclusive in-game pet, key ring, sound track CD headset, and plenty more. Both Collector's and Standard editions will contain a 14-day free friend's trial code.

'The Outfit' (X360) Multiplayer Demo Available On Xbox Live

by Rainier on March 7, 2006 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced that it has released a multiplayer demo for Relic Entertainment's action game The Outfit. The demo will allow you to experience one of The Outfit's multiplayer maps with up to eight people battling it out online over Xbox Live. Gamers can also download the multiplayer demo to their Xbox 360 and go head-to-head with a friend via Split Screen.