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Most Wanted Entertainment Developing 'Joint Task Force'

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 11:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we alluded to yesterday, Mithis Entertainment no longer exists, and instead Most Wanted Entertainment, now an internal development studio over at HD Interactive, has taken over development of Joint Task Force, with former Mithis project manager Zsolt Tatrai as managing director.

Cinemaware Marquee Brings 'Darwinia' To Retail

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 11:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cinemaware Marquee today announced that it will soon be bringing Introversion Software’s Darwinia to North American retail shelves. With a unique visual style and absorbing gameplay mechanics, Darwinia’s simple premise reveals a gateway to an all-consuming gaming experience.

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Final Fantasy XI' (PS2/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it will publish Final Fantasy XI for X360 and the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion pack for PS2/PC in Europe. While the expansion pack is only for the PS2 and PC, the Final Fantasy XI X360 version will include the original and all 3 expansions. Treasures of Aht Urhgan introduces new maps, monsters, and several new classes such as the much-anticipated Blue Mage.

Various Game Trailers #750

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 4:12 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:

  • World in Conflict - Trailer
  • Legions - GDC 2006 Trailer
  • Gothic 3 - Minecrawler Animation


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

'Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg adds tons of new features including many player submitted suggestions. This demo features 2 campaigns but purchasing of new units, the save game function, and multiplayer support are disabled.

Sony Online Signs 'Comic Book Creator'

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment and Planetwide Games announced today that a web version of Planetwide's Comic Book Creator is under development for subscribers of SOE's Station Players service.

'Dungeon Siege II: Broken World' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Siege II: Broken World picks up right where Dungeon Siege II left off with an all-new campaign mode, a new playable race, more items to discover and a brand new multi-class character development system. Dungeon Siege II: Broken World will require the full version of Dungeon Siege II.

Tuesday April 4, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 12:42 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:

'Refuse. Home, Sweep Home!' - Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Refuse. Home, Sweep Home! is a 3D third-person tactical shooter about a confrontation between two groups of the toy soldiers with brand new types of weapon, where you fall into the small world of toys, and see all things by the "toy-eye." This Russian demo allows you to try one mission.

'Limbo of the Lost' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

G2 Games are today announcing an epic new adventure game Limbo of the Lost. Originally created as a graphical/text adventure game for the Atari ST and then a traditional point & click game for the Amiga CD32/A1600, the game has evolved over the years to embrace new technologies and new ideas.

Telltale Reveals Pricing Model For Episodic 'Bone' Titles

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telltale today announced a new pricing model for its episodic titles. Effective immediately, all episodes in the Bone series that sell through Telltale's digital distribution channel will sell for $12.99, to align with current models in other entertainment media.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode.

Ubisoft Signs 'Call of Juarez'

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that it will publish Call of Juarez for the PC in North America and Germany in Summer 2006. Call of Juarez is a unique first-person shooter set in the classic Wild West and is being developed by Techland.

'Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Black Bean announces the latest addition to its product portfolio, Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge. Milstone, the creators of the Superbike series, are back and bringing with them the most realistic and in depth riding simulation to the PS2 and PC.

'Dead Rising' (X360) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising has been pushed back from its May release date to September 2006. Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play a freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. The town has been overrun with zombies, and while fighting off hordes of gruesome zombies, you have to discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak.

'Bet on Soldier: Blood of Sahara' - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Max Balding is a mercenary of the WRF and a large fan of the ultimate champion, Nolan Daneworth. In the 3 League, Max has quickly become a feared B.o.S. opponent. He travels around the world and wins one fight after another, until he finally arrives at the goal - the 1 League. There, he strikes a North African base of the VAN, where the embittered fight for important oil resources takes place ... Announced a few months ago, here are the first screens...

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday is a stand-alone expansion pack for their strategy title Hearts of Iron II. The expansion will include the original game and boasts a World War III scenario, a complete scenario editor as well as an extended time line.

'Scarface: The World is Yours' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Release Date Narrowed Down

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An update on the Scarface product page reveals that Vivendi has narrowed down the release date from an ambiguous 2006 to Fall of 2006. Scarface is a third person action shooter in a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film.

Strategy First Acquires Malfador Machinations

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that it had acquired all of the intellectual property assets of Malfador Machinations, and as a result Aaron Hall, Malfador's president and CEO, has joined the Strategy First management team to direct the ongoing development of Malfador's successful Space Empires franchise under the Strategy First banner.

'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift' (PSP/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced today its agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to develop a racing game based on Universal Pictures' upcoming summer feature film release, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

'Shadowgrounds' Goes Gold In North America

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 and Frozenbyte are pleased to announce that their highly anticipated and extremely addictive Action/Shooter; Shadowgrounds has gone gold. Shadowgrounds is scheduled for release to North American retail stores on April 25th, 2006.

PC Preview - 'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 4, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

After two years of development Climax's Warhammer Online was cancelled after which Games Workshop granted its license to Mythic Entertainment. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is an MMO game for PC and console set in the fantasy world of Warhammer.

SEGA Acquires Sports Interactive

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One developer doesn't seem enough as SEGA also announced today that it has acquired Sports Interactive, creators behind the hugely successful Football Manager series - which with only two titles from the franchise released so far, has sold in excess of 1.5 million copies and became the second fastest selling PC game of all time in the UK.

'CellFactor' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2006 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CellFactor is a FPS set in a warfare industrial atmosphere. As the plot develops, you'll gain access to other two main characters as well, each one with distinctive singularities in the game play. You'll count with a great amount of traditional and experimental weapons, and even your character will get more powerful as the game goes along.

PSP Review - 'Pac-Man World 3'

by Hugh McHarg on April 4, 2006 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In a mad search for power, evil genius Erwin creates a machine that can penetrate into the world of the Ghosts...the Spectral Realm! But now the Spectral Realm is collapsing into the real world, and this will bring about a massive catastrophe that will plunge the world into a state of devastation for years to come!