Various Game Trailers #752

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 11:03 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:

  • Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars - Trailer
  • Guild Wars: Factions - Trailer #3
  • Dreamfall: The Longest Journey [Xbox/PC] - Music Trailer
  • Star Wolves 2 - Trailer


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

'Zegapain XOR' (X360) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 10:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai's Zegapain XOR is a sci-fi mech action game where you play as Toga Victor, an ace pilot brought back from the dead to fight against Gars-orm, who's hell-bent on wiping out mankind. Toga has a powerful mech, Zegapain, at his disposal which can be modified with an array of weapons, such as lightsabres and rifles, and various other parts.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (PC) Gets Spy vs. Mercenary Multiplayer Mode

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Initially, Ubisoft was planning to add Spy vs. Spy to the PC edition of Splinter Cell Double Agent, unlike the Xbox 360 version, which featured Spy vs. Mercenary. According to this post on the French Ubisoft forums, it seems there has been a change of heart, mainly due to the massive outcry from fans. While there will be an official announcement in a few weeks, it has been confirmed that PC gamers will now also be able to enjoy Spy vs. Mercenary, although it's unknown whether this is in addition to – or in place of – Spy vs. Spy, or if it's cross-platform enabled.

'Rogue Trooper' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Lost Odyssey' (X360) Won't Be Found Until 2007

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mistwalker's second RPG, created by acclaimed artists Takehiko Inoue (Japanese manga creator, made famous by Slam Dunk), Japanese novelist Kiyoshi Shigematsu, and Final Fantasy music composer Nobuo Uematsu. The game is produced by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the original Final Fantasy series. At the Tokyo Xbox 360 briefing Mistwalker's Sakaguchi disappointed fans by announcing Lost Odyssey has slipped into 2007.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter you 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.

Thursday April 6, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 1:57 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:

Blizzard Europe Opens New 'World of WarCraft' Hosting site

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard today announced the opening of a new World of Warcraft site in Europe that will host multiple game realms of all playing types in English, French and German. The first seven realms will be launched on Thursday, 6th April with additional realms opening shortly thereafter.

'Shadowgrounds' Co-Op Mode Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in 2006. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay, an epic storyline with strong characters, and now also 2-4 player multiplayer coop

'LostMagic' (NDS) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In LostMagic peace in the world is challenged by a new evil force. The only hope lies with the wizard Isaac and the seven magic wands left behind by the creator. Monsters wield unimaginable power in this realm, and as Issac, the player will use the stylus to unleash magic spells and command numerous monster squads in magical battles.

Ubisoft Signs 'Shonen Jump Naruto' License Agreement

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it has signed a licensing agreement with VIZ Media to develop video games based on VIZ Media's Shonen Jump Naruto animation series for the Xbox 360, scheduled to hit stores in 2007.

'Justice League Heroes' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Justice League Heroes is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes.

First-Ever Global 'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) Xbox Live Tournament

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft and Bizarre Creations team with world-renowned car manufacturer Lamborghini to bring online racers the first-ever Xbox Live PGR 3 Global Tournament. Read more for details ...

'Chromehounds' (X360) - 21 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience.

'AND 1 Streetball' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Delayed - Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that AND 1 Streetball has been delayed and will now ship to retail June 6, 2006, a few days after the kick-off of The AND 1 Mix Tape Tour on June 3, 2006. Originally scheduled for April, the extended development time allows Ubisoft to deliver the highest quality gaming experience. If you haven't yet, check out recent AND 1 Streetball preview.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (ALL) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six makes its next-generation hardware debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned first-person shooter franchise to date. Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in Sin City threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights.

'Guild Wars: Factions' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 9:42 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.

'World Rally Championship' (PSP) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced today that its World Rally Championship racing game has gone gold. The first officially licensed WRC rally game on a handheld, WRC provides the hi–octane thrills, pace and dynamics of rally across the globe to the gamer on the move.

'ArchLord' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Embark on your adventure to become the one mighty ruler of them all and take control of vast worlds, sprawling towns and cities or even control the world's horrific monsters to wreak havoc on your cowering enemies. For the first time ever you can rise to rule them all and with it the true destiny of Chantra is under your control...

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' Dragon's Vault Module Launched

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that it has launched the first, free, module for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. The Dragon's Vault module provides players the opportunity to battle the dangerous Vault of Night that is protected by a ferocious guardian – the red dragon!

Strategy First Brings 'Etrom' To North America

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce the signing of P.M. Studios' Etrom, an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and “nazi” dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells.

'You Are Empty' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You Are Empty immerses players in an exaggerated dark and obscure atmosphere of Soviet totalitarianism. Fighting against mutants created by the Soviet super human program, the players are tasked to figure out what happened in the city and stop the mutants from spreading further.

Japanese Xbox 360 Media Briefing Reveals New Titles

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today Microsoft concluded a media briefing in Tokyo where it revealed what's in store for Japanese gamers. Xbox Live Arcade will see new titles from Konami, Hudson, Namco, SNK et D3, while it was confirmed Pacman and Galaga are in the works. On the X360 side of things several new titles were revealed. Namco Bandai announced Gundam Online and showed off a new RPG Culdcept Saga. Square Enix had a double header with Tri-Ace saying it is working on a new action-RPG, while Game Arts is developing a shooter game called Project Sylph.

Microsoft Game Studios Acquires Lionhead Studios

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's official, Microsoft Game Studios announced that it has purchased U.K.-based Lionhead Studios, known for titles such as Fable, The Movies, Black & White, and will begin creating X360 and Windows exclusive products.

'Cloning Clyde' (X360) Coming to Xbox Live Arcade - Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NinjaBee, known for its other Xbox Live Arcade title Outpost Kaloki X, is proud to announce they will be bringing a second title to X360. Cloning Clyde is a completely unique 3D adventure and puzzle game that may bring new meaning to the word "schizophrenic".

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Citing serious development problems, Cenega announced today the termination of cooperation with developer Tannhauser Gate, effectively cancelling its RPG/action-adventure game The Roots.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Gets Musical Score

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spellborn announces that composer Jesper Kyd, known for Freedom Fighters and Hitman series, has created the original music score for its MMORPG The Chronicles of Spellborn.

'Coffee Break' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coffee break is a company life simulation with attitude. All your colleagues have different personalities and you must develop a good relationship with them all if you want to succeed in your different tasks.

'Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars' Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SpellForce II you are Commander of your troops and front fighting hero, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also leading armies as in an RTS. North American players craving an epic fantasy gameplay experience will be rewarded on April 24 when Aspyr releases SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars.

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 1:57 a.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.

PlayStation 3 Price Revealed?

by Rainier on April 6, 2006 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an interview with radio program Générations Europe 1, Sony Europe's Vice President Georges Fornay seems to have indicated a possible price range for Sony's next-gen console. As the answer to a question about the $500 price tag, Fornay replied that the PS3 would be in that price range, but switched over to Euros (500€ is approximately $620 USD). Sony Europe's VP said that the PS3 would be an expensive gaming machine, but relatively cheap considering the blu-ray technology included, which costs 1,000€. Later that day, Fornay retracted his on-air statement, saying he never announced a launch price.

Xbox 360 Review - 'The Outfit'

by Chad on April 6, 2006 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

THQ and Relic Entertainment take explosive World War II combat to the next generation in an all new 3rd Person Action Game. Combining intense squad-based combat and easy to use strategic gameplay elements, The Outfit takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of combat missions.