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Various Game Trailers #890

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 9:54 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 :

  • Bioshock [PS3/X360/PC] - E3/GC 2006 Trailer
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two - TGS 06 Trailer
  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Trailer #10
  • Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes - Trailer #5
  • Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom [X360/PC] - TGS 06 Trailer
  • Guild Wars Nightfall - Trailer #2
  • Mortal Kombat Armageddon - Trailer


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

'Crackdown' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 9:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the introduction of the first-ever truly 3-dimensional persistent playground, highly innovative co-op gameplay and an extensive prop interaction system all while taking place in a massive and highly-stylized urban center.

Sony's Tokyo Game Show Conference Reveals Few Details

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 9:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Many people were looking forward to Ken Kutaragi's keynote speech to fill in the many blanks, and with only 2 months to go until launch, give details. Unfortunately most of the speech was filled with technical details on GPS, GMS, shopping, banking, networking, and so forth. A few noteworthy things, demos will cost $1, you will be able to download 16bit games (MegaDrive Genesis, and PC Engine TurboGrafx) over the network, and share them with friends. During a short Q&A it was revealed that the 20gig version will now also feature HDMI, and will receive a price reduction (from 535 to $430) in Japan, as a result of consumer complaints about the high price.

'Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy' (NDS) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destineer's announced Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy is a side-scrolling action/adventure game that puts players in the role of Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist on a quest to defeat the evil Homunculi and acquire the fabled Philosopher’s Stone.

Microsoft Fixing Xbox 360s For Free

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you bought an Xbox 360 at launch or shortly thereafter, and it has recently died, you are in luck. Microsoft finally acknowledges that their units manufactured in 2005 have a higher failure rate than ones purchased after January 1, 2006. Microsoft is now fixing them for free, or if it cannot be addressed within two days, will send you a replacement at no extra charge. If you have the three rings of death and your systems predate 2006, then call 1-800-4MY-XBOX.

'Shining Force EXA' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America announced Shining Force EXA exclusively for the PS2, making an entirely new storyline that builds upon the fast-paced action-RPG and stunning anime cut-scenes in the legendary Shining series.

'The Sims 2 Pets' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 2 Pets allows players to create and control digital characters throughout their lives while determining the outcome of their relationships and choosing their destiny. Each platform will feature customized content.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.

SparkForce Developing Massively Scalable Online Game

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SparkForge Entertainment announced its formation, stating that it will create games and platform technologies for a new category it called “Massively Scalable Online Games.”

'Gothic III' Master Gold Version Recalled

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 2:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On September 12th we have shipped a Goldmaster version of Gothic 3 for replication. However, due to several problems that got known only afterwards no production has taken place, instead we decided to create another, new goldmaster. This new master is currently (Sep 21st) still being worked on! Therefore, no one has had any access to the version that will start selling on October 13th in various European territories. No testing (by external persons) of this version can have been done. All test results that have been published up to now are based on the scrapped goldmaster or in many cases on even older preview versions.

'Far Cry: Vengeance' (Wii) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft officially announced Far Cry: Vengeance, and confirms it will be a Wii launch title. Based on the Far Cry Instincts Evolution, Far Cry: Vengeance has a new storyline, new maps new weapons, and takes of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk allowing players to drive, shoot, slash, jump and climb their way through a rebel-infested, tropical hell.

'Just Cause' (ALL) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Just Cause, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez, an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change, as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it's your job to negate the threat to world peace.

Thursday, September 21, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 1:45 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:

'Frontline: Kursk' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive and Nival Interactive will collaborate around a new RTS series where players are taken to the frontline, where the gameplay is going back to its RTS roots - inspired by games like Blitzkrieg. With state of the art graphics and an overhauled interface, players will find themselves challenged in many different environments and settings.

'Rag Doll Kung Fu' Team Developing PS3 Exclusive Title

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent studio Media Molecule, formed by 4 ex- Lionhead members, announced that it has signed an development deal with Sony for a PS3 exclusive new title.

'The Sopranos: Road to Respect' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's The Sopranos will evoke the atmosphere, action and conflicts that are the cornerstone of the hit show, and is backed by key members of the all-star cast who will lend their voices and likenesses, including James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.

'Ryzom Ring' Launch Date Set

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nevrax announced today that the launch date for its free MMORPG expansion Ryzom Ring, set for October 3rd, will be preceded by a 2 weeks preview on the main Ryzom servers. The Ryzom Ring upgrade makes Ryzom the first MMORPG to empower players to create their own adventures in persistent online worlds.

SEGA Brings 'Armored Core 4' (PS3/X360) to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armored Core 4 will allow you to create your own mech deom a few hundred components, including color, to give it an exclusive looks. Successfully completing missions, and purchase even more powerful parts to make your mech stronger. SEGA of America announced that it will publish FromSoftware's mech-based combat game Armored Core 4.

'LMA Manager 2007' - Roster Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LMA Manager 2007 will deliver the series’ world of football in massively expanded editions, with teams from over 50 countries to manage or pick transfers from, while retaining LMA Manager’s intuitive and user-friendly interface. This upgrade updates the LMA Manager 2007 stats from 4 August 2006 to the end of the August 2006 transfer window.

'Caesar IV' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Caesar IV takes the city-building genre into the 21st century, with new gameplay and features, and a cutting edge 3D graphics engine developed specifically for the title.

Take Two Benelux Signs 'Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge' (PS2/PC)

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Milestone are back and bringing Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge with them, the most realistic and in depth riding simulation. Black Bean announced that it has signed a partnership distribution agreement with Take Two for the Benelux market.

The Ant Commandos Counter Sue RedOctance/Activision

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ant Commandos filed a counter claim against Activision and RedOctane, claiming that both Activision and RedOctane are violating Federal Antitrust legislation pertaining to the Guitar Hero game and controller bundle, and that RedOctane actually the trade dress, being copied the color, shape, and placement of the five fret buttons located on the controller.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At home or on the go, challenge the world's top golfers in all-new PGA TOUR Mode, featuring training sessions, practice, and The FedEx Cup, the new PGA TOUR championship playoff system. Hone your skills in the all-new Shooting Gallery, then play as or against 11 players, including John Daly, on 12 championship courses.

'Digimon World DS' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai America announced today Digimon World DS, the first iteration of the Digimon franchise on the Nintendo DS platform. Featuring turn-based combat and entertaining Digimon training, Digimon World DS will be making its way to the dual screen system this fall.

'Neverend' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games announced that its Fantasy RPG Neverend has gone gold in North America. Developed by Mayhem Studios, this adventure will have you playing the role of a strong, young woman named Agavaen out on a quest to discover her true identity.

Huntress Joins the 'Justice League Heroes' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 10:21 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.

'Viva Pinata' (X360) Two-Disc Special Edition Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today revealed a two-disc Viva Piñata Special Edition with added bonuses for the whole family to enjoy, including playable demos for several Xbox Live Arcade titles, and an episode from the Viva Piñata animated series.

Learn Medicine By Playing 'Immune Attack'

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Immune Attack is a new generation video game that engages students and teaches complex biology and immunology topics in a manner different from the traditional classroom approach. The goal is to immerse the student in immunology concepts to make learning fun and exciting.

'Ridge Racer 7' (PS3) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ridge Racer 7 will be produced by Hideo Teramoto, music by Hiroshi Okubo under direction of Masaya Kobayashi. Not many details are available yet, but it is said that RR 7 will support online multiplayer for up to 14 players.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade' Officially Gone Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade will feature two new playable races, the Tau Empire and the Necrons, bringing the number of totally unique races to an unprecedented seven. Already revealed yesterday, THQ has just officially announced the expansion went gold.

'Spectrobes' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games today announced that Spectrobes, its anime-inspired action/role-playing game, will ship worldwide on March 15, 2007.

'Ship Simulator 2006' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2006 puts you at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea, where they will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment. This demo allows you to try the New York harbour location and is updated with the latest code.

'Overlord' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overlord is an original next-generation title from Age of Wonders developer Triumph Studios. A groundbreaking action adventure, Overlord is set in a seriously warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil).

'PDC World Championship Darts' (PS2/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PDC World Championship Darts provides an authentic ‘as seen on TV’ adaptation of the UK’s best loved home-grown sport, offering darts fans an authentic, star-studded, challenging darts experience that can be played at home.

'18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy' - German Retail Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heed the call of the open road, throw the gears in motion and take off in a tractor trailer. Be your own boss behind the wheel of your big rig. Frogster has released the first patch for the German edition, although no details as to what it fixes are available...

'Silverfall' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy-style RPG using advanced 3D graphics and fascinating storyline, featuring large free-roaming environments, 4 customizable and playable races, 150 monsters, single- and multiplayer (co-op and PvP), ragdoll effects, day/night cycle, particle effects and the latest shaders.

'Final Fantasy XII' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced that its PS2 exclusive epic Final Fantasy XII is coming to Europe and will be available early in 2007,

'Alarm fur Cobra 11: Nitro' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alarm für Cobra 11 revolves around 15 different missions for the Cobra 11 unit, set on six authentic stretches of motorway. Regular radio updates from the police command centre ensure there are always plenty of surprises every time you play.

New 'Metal Gear Solid' Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Famitsu issue has the first, minor, details on the new Metal Gear digital comic for the PSP. Based on MGS 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami's Hideo Kojima only mentioned that artwork will be featuring artwork from Ashley Wood and it will include Raiden, the main character from MGS2: SoL, as well as Snake. No official name, or planned release date was mentioned...

'Trusty Bell' (X360) Now Known As 'Eternal Sonata' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NAMCO BANDAI America announced today that it has renamed Trusty Bell into Eternal Sonata for North America. An RPG for the next generation, Eternal Sonata takes full advantage of the Xbox 360, boasting gorgeous graphics, 3-D character models, and a groundbreaking battle system.

Play 'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) Against Bizarre Creations

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

On Monday 25th September at 18.00 GMT/19.00 CET, Xbox Live members from across Europe will have the chance to take on Alan Mealor and Chris Pickford from Bizarre Creations playing Project Gotham Racing 3, the game that they helped to develop.

PS2 Review - 'Samurai Warriors 2'

by Gordy Wheeler on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Set after the collapse of Japan's Ashikaga Shogunate, Samurai Warriors 2 chronicles the civil wars that consumed feudal Japan and the events that lead to the country's unification. As a leader on the battlefield, players must face off against legions of enemy soldiers and complete missions critical to victory.

GameCube Review - 'The Ant Bully'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 21, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Ant Bully videogame follows the general storyline of the film, in which a young boy named Lucas is magically shrunk down to ant size and made to live like an ant in the colony as he battles, explores and forges new friendships in his new ant world.