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Various Game Trailers #1045

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 6:01 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:

  • Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - Intro Trailer
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 [PS2] - Trailer
  • Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising - Trailer #17


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

'Vampire Rain' (X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In development at Japanese studio d'Artoon, Vampire's Rain is a survival horror action game set in Los Angeles where you play as John Lloyd, an AIB special agent who has to fight his way past hordes Night Walker zombies.

'Medieval II: Total War' v1.2 Patch Coming Thursday

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA has announced that it will be releasing the long-awaited v1.2 patch for Creative Assembly's 3D RTS Medieval II: Total War. Due to time constraints, the update will no longer include the promised Hotseat mode, but will instead be included in the upcoming Kingdoms expansion pack (and thus cost money). We will have the patch available on our fileserver network

Custom 'Guitar Hero II' Controllers Auctioned On Ebay

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrities from the music, film, art and sport worlds have used their creative talents to design and personalize 30 Guitar Hero II controllers for Rock, Paint, Bid, an online charity auction, starting today through April 13, by Activision and Red Bull Energy Drink.

'Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm' (PS2) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atelier Iris 3 brings new designs, characters, and an epic story with new systems. It will give players more control and enjoyable game play experience by featuring the Active Cost Card Battle System and the Symbol Encounter System, as well as a Synthesis that is interesting, creative and challenging than the last two titles in the series.

'The Continuum' Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seven Lights has opened registration for the upcoming beta release of The Continuum, its online collectible war game that blends strategy gaming, collectible gaming, RPGs and digital goods into a distinctive game universe where players’ actions affect a gripping narrative, and their customized digital characters develop to change the combat landscape.

'Quake 4' - v1.4.1 Win32/Linux BETA Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software has released a new v1.4.1 Win32/Linux BETA patch for its FPS Quake 4. This update tweaks various settings in the game, and mainly adjust Q4TV settings, adding chat support, increasing viewer limit and plenty more ...

'Sparta: Ancient Wars' - 10 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sparta: Ancient Wars is an innovative RTS game based on historical events and timelines, not featuring myths or legends. Based on the historical background of Spartans' high culture, there will appear huge ancient battles on your screen, enabled by a brand new stunning 3D engine.

NCsoft Launches New 'City of Heroes/Villains' Promo Campaign

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft announced the "Good Versus Evil Edition," bundling City of Heroes and City of Villains into one feature packed box, as well as a referral program where current players can receive one month of play-time credit by bringing friends into either game.

'MotoGP '07 ' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP ’07 is the next evolution in the definitive motorcycle racing franchise, featuring the complete 2007 MotoGP season and an improved 'race day' experience that captures the excitement and spectacle of a live MotoGP event.

Microsoft Enhances Xbox 360 Warranty and Service

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft recently announced that it had changed the Xbox 360 warranty in the United States and Canada from 90 days to one year from the date of purchase, and now it's adding additional service enhancements.

'Spelling Challenges and More!' (NDS/PSP) Announced

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment announced they will publish Spelling Challenges and More!, a new family game for the PSP and NDS. Based on the growing enthusiasm for spelling bees and brain games, Spelling Challenges and More! offers fun for the whole family in an engaging game show format.

Focus Signs 'Dracula: Origin' - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few weeks ago, Focus has signed Frogwares' Dracula: Origin, a gothic adventure game, where you are Professor Van Helsing and must prevent Dracula from finding and using the antediluvian manuscript; you must help everyone who crossed paths with the count and refused to serve him.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.0.12 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a small update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.0.12 patch addresses a few bugs in various arenas, battlegrounds and caverns.

'Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology' (PSP) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Namco Bandai's latest installment to the popular RPG Tales franchise, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, players will create a hero to embark on a valiant quest to save the land of Terresia from the gripping force of a powerful evil, set on destruction.

'Shadow Hearts: From The New World' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghostlight has signed Shadow Hearts: From The New World, an RPG that takes place in the US during the Great Depression. Featuring a gripping and inspirational storyline, players can expect to run into a unique set of characters at famous, real-world locations.

'Hospital Tycoon' - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hospital Tycoon is a medical-themed God game in which players are put in charge of hectic hospital facilities that are constantly on the verge of crisis and collapse. Players are challenged to run, maintain, enhance and expand the hospitals while turning any chaotic situation around using ingenious management techniques.

'Worms Open Warfare 2' (NDS/PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's latest release schedule reveals that a new installment in the long running Worms franchise is in the works. While details are still sketchy, Worms Open Warfare 2 is scheduled for this summer and will include new weapons, new single/multiplayer modes and online gaming on both platforms for up to 4 players. An official announcement should follow shortly.

Tuesday April 3, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 5:29 a.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:

Sony Officially Reduces Price of the PSP

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the recent second anniversary of PSP, Sony Computer Entertainment America announced a reduced price for PSP hardware. Effective today, PSP Core Pack will be available in North America for $169.99 (MSRP), delivering a significant $30 savings to consumers.

'The Wild West' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shoot bad guys, collect gold and stop a train robbery in The Wild West. Use the Touch Screen to shoot and throw dynamite in both 2D and 3D levels set in wild, untamed environments. Put on your cowboy hat and load up your six-shooters for the gun-slinging fun of The Wild West!

'Mario Strikers Charged' (Wii) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has taken the world’s most popular sports and made it even better by throwing in some of its most popular characters, 5-a-side teams and well and truly throwing out the rulebook! With Mario Strikers: Charged Football you really can compete in a world cup, thanks to the multi-player mode via Wi-Fi.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria. Highly action-oriented, Ascaron's Sacred 2 features pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars'

by Andrew Hayward on April 3, 2007 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) Beta Test Sign-ups Start Today

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience with a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game. The official Age of Conan Beta sign-up starts today, giving thousands of pioneers a unique chance to play the MMO months before release!

PC Review - 'Tortuga: Two Treasures'

by James King on April 3, 2007 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tortuga: Two Treasures will have players setting sail as pirate captains in search of action, adventure and of course, treasure. You play Thomas "Hawk" Blythe and after you get betrayed and captured, a dramatic battle for power, romance, treasure and truth commences aboard the Jolly Roger.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Goes to Asia

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that it will bring its MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning to major Asian regions, including Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan. WAR features next generation Realm vs. Realm game play that will immerse players in a world of perpetual conflict.

'Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation goes online via Xbox Live for the first time, where players will be able to experience Ace Combat on a massive worldwide scale as it features an in-depth multi-player online experience that includes a variety of action-packed online modes.

'Battlestrike: Secret Weapons' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is 1945. The Soviet armies are rolling down for Berlin in haste. Their main objective is to get hold of secret prototypes of German rockets as well as archives regarding the nuclear bomb on which the Reich scientists have been working.