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Various Game Trailers #761

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 9:35 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • GODS: Lands of Infinity - Trailer #2
  • The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript - Making Of Trailer


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

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) Coming to Xbox 360?

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a recent developer chat session with People Can Fly's Andrzej Poznanski and Dreamcatcher's Robert Stevenson, a vague mention was made of a possible X360 version. A question whether the infamous carnival level would be included in the Xbox version resulted in Andrzej saying "Oh, that one was just too much for the console. You can see en entire level there and there was just too many polys to render, but maybe on Xbox 360... :) keep your fingers crossed!" Maybe we will get more details at E3, but so far it is not included in DreamCatcher's lineup.

'Joint Task Force' - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 7:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joint Task Force is a story of modern war where players match superior tactics and military technology against dangerous unconventional forces around the globe. The game’s exacting attention to detail – from buildings that dynamically collapse to military vehicles modeled down to the last rivet – will create a new benchmark for modern-day RTS games.

VUGames Acquires 'TimeShift' (X360/PC) From Atari - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we attended Vivendi's pre-E3 event and one of the title on display was ... Saber Interactive's FPS TimeShift. Details about the sudden publisher change were not disclosed but it may very well have something to do with Atari's poor financial situation and the confirmation that closing studios and selling off assets were a possibility. Originally scheduled for release in May a VUGames representative did not want to speculate on its release date apart from "when we feel its ready." The Xbox edition was not mentioned at all so it may very well be cancelled.

'Command & Conquer 3' Revealed

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 6:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PCGamer promised a return of the biggest RTS franchise, and in the upcoming June issue they deliver. Command & Conquer 3 is upon us, and according to the PCG front cover scans (US version, not UK) its all about a new race, new story, and a new war. Set in the Tiberium Universe, Kane is back, and apparently FMVs will be back. There are no specific details yet as to the contents, 2007 release date, but apparently an official announcement is due soon, and we will of course have coverage on it live from E3 in Los Angeles next month.

'Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for PS2 will be in North American stores on June 6th, 2006 for the MSRP of $19.99 and will hit European retail shelves on June 9th, 2006 for EUR 29.99 and GBP 19.99 in the UK.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. The closed beta test is currently underway, and more people will be allowed to join in the coming months.

'Seed' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seed is a new and genre-shattering massively multiplayer game featuring advanced AI, interactive story, no combat, no dungeons, no elves, and a truly mutable world. Runestone Game Development announced today that starting on Tuesday, April 25th, its beta testing program will be open for an entire week to all who apply.

Tuesday April 18, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | 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:

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The sequel to the destruction racer is set to accelerate its way onto the PS2, Xbox, and PC in the nitrous charged form of FlatOut 2 this June, courtesy of Bugbear Entertainment and Empire Interactive, while Vivendi Universal Games will distribute the title in the U.S.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' Goes Gold On PC - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for the PC has officially Gone Gold! In GRAW you command the Ghosts and Special Forces 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.

Omni Interactive Audio Scores Three New PC Titles

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Full service audio production company Omni Interactive Audio today revealed they have created the immersive musical scores for several new computer game titles including: Perpetual's Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, Big Huge Games' Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends and NCsoft's Guild Wars Factions.

'Metal Slug 3D' (PS2) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since its initial revelation at the TGS 2004, SNK Playmore's Metal Slug 3D has not really been heard of. For its 10th anniversary, Metal Slug is going to try and make the jump to 3D with an all new adventure. You will be able to choose from 4 characters, and the game will allow you to customize your own weapons with items you find along your way.

'Rengoku II: The Starway to H.E.A.V.E.N.' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson Soft is working on a sequel to last year's PSP action title, Rengoku: Tower of Purgatory. Enjoy all the fun of dungeon-crawling combined with all the fun of being a robot with a gun in your head in Rengoku II: The Starway to H.E.A.V.E.N. While there has yet to be an official announcement, check these new screens ...

10Tacle Signs 'Black Buccaneer' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Black Buccaneer 10Tacle Studios and developer Widescreen Games lead you to the mysterious world of pirates and dark voodoo powers. The real-time 3D graphics create a very special Caribbean atmosphere with light and shadow effects and turn the idyllic atmosphere of the sandy beaches into the worst voodoo nightmare.

Hollywood Cast Signs On For 'Superman Returns: The Videogame' (PS2/Xbox/X360)

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Superman Returns: The Videogame, you explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis, one that is not only expansive, but also changes dynamically with you as you affect gameplay. EA announced today that it has signed all main movie actors to either lend their likeness and/or voice to the video game.

'Guild Wars: Factions' - 10 Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guild Wars: Factions offers players an incredible gameplay experience with many new choices, including new regions, professions, skills, missions, and monsters, along with expanded options for both Coop and PvP play, and enhanced features for guilds. The Guild Wars Factions World Championship event will take place at the GC Game Convention in Leipzig, Germany, 24-27 August 2006.

'Deep Sea Tycoon: Diver’s Paradise' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

eGames today announced a partnership with Pixel After Pixel to bring the exciting new undersea adventure, Deep Sea Tycoon: Diver’s Paradise, to North America this June. The PC game is a sequel to the classic Deep Sea Tycoon, offering a visually stunning new underwater world for gamers to explore.

'Quake 4' - v1.2 Win32/Linux SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In preparation of the upcoming v1.2 retail patch, id Software has released the v1.2 Win32/Linux SDK tools allowing the mod community to make their own content for Raven's FPS Quake 4.

'Maelstrom' Factions Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maelstrom is a groundbreaking strategy action epic which takes place on a devastated future Earth. In the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II' v1.03 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a community update, EA reveals more details on the upcoming BFME 2 v1.03 patch, "patch 1.03 for The Battle for Middle-earth 2 is in its final testing stages and should be ready for launch very soon. The patch will include numerous technical fixes, increased de-sync fixes, extensive balance changes, and the addition of five brand new multiplayer maps - all new locations to BFME 2, and one of which is the return of a popular BFME 1 multiplayer map, Fords of Isen." It also reveals patch 1.04 is already being worked on, which will be a much more comprehensive balance patch.

'Eragon' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced Eragon, a fantasy-adventure game is based on the upcoming Twentieth Century Fox feature film inspired by Christopher Paolini's best-selling fantasy novel, featuring Edward Speleers, Djimon Hounsou and Robert Carlyle.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' (X360) - 2 Screens

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.

'Super Monkey Ball Adventure' (PSP/NGC/PS2) - Developer Diary #3

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Monkey Ball Adventure is an all-new narrative driven and platform based style of gameplay. How did the Traveller’s Tales team deal with the what is the visual feel they wanted to achieve with the look of the game?

PSP/PC Preview - 'Stacked with Daniel Negreanu'

by Mark Crump on April 18, 2006 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, Stacked utilizes an advanced learning artificial intelligence system that adapts to each player's style of play and a detailed tutorial mode to deliver a thrilling and realistic poker experience.

PSP Review - 'Me and My Katamari'

by Thomas Wilde on April 18, 2006 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Me and My Katamari is the third installment in the Katamari series and delivers more of the simple and addictive game play enjoyed in Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari, this time for the handheld platform.

Reef Entertainment's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on April 18, 2006 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

British games publisher Reef Entertainment would like to announce their presence at this years annual E3 event in Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2006, this the world's largest trade show for the computer games industry. Reef Entertainment will showcasing Liquidator, Utopia City and World War Zero, they will be also actively looking for more products to join their growing line-up which includes Shadowgrounds, The Dark Legions and World War II Tank Commander.