Various Game Trailers #776

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 11:57 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:

  • The Da Vinci Code [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer
  • Arthur and the Minimoys [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Justice League Heroes [PSP/PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #2

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

'Call of Duty 3' (Wii/PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 9:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Through the eyes of four Allied soldiers, Call of Duty 3 brings players closer to the fury of combat as they fight through the Normandy Breakout, the harrowing offensive that liberated Paris and changed the fate of the world. Developed by Treyarch, Call of Duty 3 is scheduled for a 2006 release. Activision promises to reveal more details at next week's E3, but so far this seems to be a console only title.

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

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 8:06 p.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.

'WarBirds 2006' Launches Next Week

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announced today that a brand new version of the massively multiplayer online simulation, WarBirds, will be launched on Monday, May 8th! WarBirds 2006 has a brand new Role Playing System, a new user Interface, more than 35 new features and functions and now operates on the new MAC Intel Chip computers.

'Battlefield 2: Armored Fury' Vehicle Overview - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battlefield 2: Armored Fury booster pack for Battlefield 2 brings all-out mechanized battles to U.S. soil for the first time. Battlefield 2: Armored Fury drops players into a deadly confrontation between the Middle Eastern Coalition, Chinese, and U.S. forces following an attempted invasion of America.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/XBox/X360/PC) Original Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc. announces the upcoming release of the Hitman: Blood Money Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack album from the latest installment in the Hitman franchise will be released on May 30th at European and US retail and online outlets through Nile Rodgers’ Sumthing Else Music Works label.

'The Ship' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ship is a first person maritime gaming experience set aboard a fleet of 1930s steam liners. Originally a Half Life Mod, The Ship is now being crafted as a full single and multiplayer game in its own right by Edinburgh-based Outerlight.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360/PC) Demo On Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Try Test Drive Unlimited’s online and offline challenges along 40 miles of Hawaiian Island Oahu’s beautiful open roads, made available to users of Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Marketplace with a week of free Xbox Live Gold membership, at 9:00 am PDT Monday, May 8th. Visit the Lamborghini showroom, race with AI competition or challenge others through Massively Open Online Racing, as the demo allows gamers to get together within the game’s persistent world. Then log on to the Test Drive Unlimited website to view rankings, give feedback and win prizes.

Red Mile Entertainment's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Mile Entertainment has announced today its planned line up of new games to be showcased at this years E3 in the Los Angeles. While most of its line seems to be DVD titles, Red Mile apparently signed Cenega's El Matador for North American distribution. Read more for details ...

SouthPeak Interactive Signs 'Monster Madness' (X360/PC)

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive announced today that it has signed a publishing agreement with Artificial Studios to bring its upcoming title, Monster Madness to PC and next-generation platforms.

'Heroes of Annihilated Empires' - v1.1 Open Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Annihilated Empires offers an extraordinary blend of RTS and RPG gameplay, challenging gamers to create a powerful leader and a dominant military force through battle, diplomacy and treachery in a rich fantasy world. GSC World has released the first patch fixing a considerable number of technical and game bugs, so as improving the performance drastically.

'Ghost Recon Advanced WarFighter' (X360) Downloadable Content - Screen

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it will unveil the first downloadable content package for GRAW at E3 in Los Angeles. The new package will include an all new co-op campaign and be unveiled exclusively at Ubisoft's Dodge booth where it will be playable. No release date, or price, for the DLC has been announced yet.

'The Witcher' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher is an action RPG, which combines the features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game is supposed to ensure entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3-D graphics.

Vivendi Officially Announces 'TimeShift' (X360/PC)

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a while ago, Vivendi Games today announced that it has secured the rights to publish Saber Interactive's FPS TimeShift, offering unprecedented time-control technology that allows players to stop, slow or reverse time.

Destineer Signs 'Sword of the Stars'

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destineer announced today that it will publish Sword of the Stars in North America. Sword of the Stars is a 4X Strategy game brought to you by the core team behind HomeWorld: Cataclysm. Sword of the Stars returns gamers to the roots of the 4X genre with some new twists, including a 3D starmap and real-time combat resolution in a 3D environment!

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360/PC) Pagani Unveiled - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' At E3!

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GSC just confirmed that after a year's break its survival FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, published worldwide by THQ (except ex-USSR), is to be demonstrated at E3. The press-only presentation featuring a live singleplayer demo will be held at the THQ booth.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' Vehicles Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Activision today revealed the available vehicles for the GDF and Strogg.

'F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point' Announced

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Games' today announced that the first expansion pack for Monolith's F.E.A.R., is currently in development and will be unveiled at E3 in Los Angeles.

'Rush for Berlin' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | 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. This demo includes one mission, which can be imported into the full game once completed.

'Fury' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed the other week, Auran's Fury is the ultimate competitive online RPG. It takes the best elements of an MMO - combat, advancement and teamwork - and blends them with the best elements of an FPS - instant action, fast pacing and diverse game types.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360/PC) Also Coming to PSP/PS2

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the jet-set automotive luxury of Test Drive Unlimited is coming to PS2, and PSP in addition to the Xbox 360 and PC. Packed with the most desirable vehicles on the planet, one thousand plus miles of open Hawaiian roads, a challenging single player game and a wealth of online features, Test Drive Unlimited is racing reinvented.

'Sundown' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bloodrayne developer Terminal Reality is teaming up with Hellboy/Blade II director Guillermo del Toro to create a next-gen action game Sundown, in which players will have to survive an apocalypse that leaves a world infected with zombies and other potentially fatal horrors. You will start as a typical person on an average day, but as things start going terribly wrong, you will need to learn how to survive and form alliances with various beings and change your role as each new challenge calls for different abilities.

'Faces of War' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In each mission of Faces of War, players will be leading a squad of 6 soldiers in a full 3D environment. Through the decisive European battles of World War II, they will be in command of Allied, Soviet and German troops. With innovative new in-game features, two battles will never be fought the same way.

PSP Preview - 'Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics'

by Alicia on May 5, 2006 @ 4:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics offers an original, intriguing Dungeons & Dragons storyline. Players take on the role of a mortal child caught in a conflict of two competing dragons striving for godhood. Alignment is critical, as it affects the end of the story and allows players to change from good to evil, or the other way around, depending on which quests they choose.

'Chromehounds' (X360) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 4:26 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.

Atari Europe Signs Co-Publishing Agreement With Namco

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari Europe today announced a partnership deal with Namco Bandai to co-publish a range of handheld titles in Europe. This agreement will see Atari publish 5 GBA and one NDS title which were previously released in North America and are now coming to Europe for the first time.

Playlogic's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic today announced its line-up for the 2006 E3 in Los Angeles, California. Playlogic will showcase two world premieres with "Infernal" and "Age of Pirates: Captain Blood". Read more for details ...

'Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway' (PS3/X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delivering on the franchise's compelling story, unrivaled authenticity and intense squad-based action, Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway drops you into Operation Market-Garden, the largest airborne operation of World War II.

'ArchLord' Betatest Sign-ups - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArchLord is a fantasy themed MMORPG that offers players the opportunity to rise to become the game world's supreme ruler and wreak absolute havoc. A new ArchLord is crowned each month, offering competition and reward beyond any other MMO. Codemasters today announces the launch of the beta test sign-up program.

'Justice League Heroes' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Gets Hollywood VoiceCast

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 3:57 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. Key talent, including Ron Perlman, Michael Jai White, Ralph Garman and more, join forces voicing the members of the legendary DC Comics’ super hero team or feared super villains.

'Monster House' (GBA/NDS/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster House will allow players to experience key moments of the movie as they uncover the mysteries of the house in order to save their neighborhood. Players will also take on unique adventures that were inspired by the film. With three playable characters, fans of the film will enjoy seeing the movie come to life in their living rooms.

'Guitar Hero II' (PS2) Partial Playlist Revealed

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picking up where Guitar Hero left off, Guitar Hero II arrives with a new track list, new venues and additional play modes – including the ability to transform the original Guitar Hero SG Controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar. RedOctane is secretive about the more than 55 songs on the playlist, but today it revealed part of it ...

PSP Review - 'From Russia With Love'

by Hugh McHarg on May 5, 2006 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Set in the original '60s 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.

PC Review - 'Condemned: Criminal Origins'

by Alan Butterworth on May 5, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice.

Matrix Games Signs 'PureSim Baseball 2007'

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced that it has signed baseball simulator PureSim Baseball 2007, featuring several improvements over last years’ model, including a massive overhaul of statistical tracking.

'Earache Extreme Metal Racing' (PSP/PS2/PC) - 54 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Teenage Goth-Metal girl designs extreme metal racing video game based in Hell…. Earache Extreme Metal Racing will feature ten evil Earache racing teams burning a lot more than rubber through hell and other wastelands.

'The Club' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 5, 2006 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced that is has signed Bizarre Creations' next-gen game project The Club (working title), a 3rd person shooter. The UK-based developer, known for the Project Gotham Racing series, once again with SEGA having already enjoyed past success with Metropolis Street Racer.