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Various Game Trailers #1047

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 10:39 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:

  • Speedball 2 - Trailer
  • Super Paper Mario [Wii] - Gameplay Trailer (2)
  • Prince of Persia Rival Swords [Wii] - Trailer #2


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

'Mass Effect' (X360) - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 9:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a science-fiction action-RPG created by BioWare, previously known for Jade Empire, KotoR, and Neverwinter Nights. Mass Effect will deliver an immersive story driven gameplay experience with stunning visual fidelity.

'Dawnspire: Prelude' Adds New Prowler Class

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 9:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawnspire: Prelude is a team-based online action-rpg set in an original fantasy world. The game focuses on teamplay, tactics and player skill, all put into a frenzied and exciting mix. The feral Prowler is a master stalker and hunter who relies on his proficiency with bow and arrow to bring down his prey.

'Infernal' - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infernal is a 3rd person action adventure that is set in a present day scenario, with stunning environments and strong characters. The story relates to the eternal conflict between good and evil, confronted in supernatural intelligence agencies.

'Arx Fatalis' Gets Steamed

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arx Fatalis, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic developer Arkane Studios 2002 medieval fantasy RPG, is now available for purchase on Steam. For a limited time through April 10, Steam customers can purchase Arx Fatalis for $7.95, a 20% discount off the regular price.

'Pocket Pool' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos' billiards simulation video game Pocket Pool, developed by Hyper Devbox, features advanced AI, real world physics, 13 scintillating pool games including 9 ball, 8 ball Rotation, Black Jack and Snooker.

Nintendo Beats Expectations, Increases Forecast

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the fourth time, Nintendo raised its sales and profit forecast for the business year that ended March 31, mainly thanks to high demand for its DS titles, as well as the Wii console. Sales were up 7% ($8.1 billion) compared to last year, beating analysts' expected 3% increase. In the past business year, eight of the 10 best-selling games in Japan were DS titles. In February, Nintendo sold more than twice as many Wii's in Japan and the U.S. than Sony's PS3. Stock prices rose 2%, nearly doubling in value over the last 12 months.

'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community is in denial about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort, preferring to turn a blind eye to the news that Voldemort has returned.

'Battlestations: Midway' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Midway follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history. This v1.1 patch mainly addresses multiplayer issues.

Playstation Network Updates 'Gran Turismo HD Concept' (PS3), Demo and Trailers

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new version of Gran Turismo HD Concept will be available on the Playstation Store Thursday, adding worldwide rankings via the Playstation Network, as well as force feedback support, an Armored Core 4 demo and various trailers ...

'Tenchu Z' (X360) Becomes Invisible - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tenchu Z features a new robust character editor, allowing you to create your own Ninja. Much improved AI will be able to hear or smell you, so clean your blood-soaked outfit to not raise suspicion. An indicator will show when you are at the proper distance for a stealth kill, use your grappler or grab enemies while you are on the ceiling.

'Halo: Ghosts of Onyx' Novel Makes its Debut

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tor Books, in partnership with Microsoft Game Studios Bungie, today announced the mass market release of Halo: Ghosts of Onyx.

'Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East, the 2nd standalone expansion for its turn-based strategy game where players take part in a thrilling new adventure in the World of Ashan. New campaign, new units, buildings, weapons, as well as 10 new multi- and 5 single-player maps.

'Anno 1701' - European v1.02 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Weigh anchor, sail the seven seas, explore new continents and foreign cultures. Demonstrate your strategic skills, business acumen and diplomatic finesse. Revel in the jubilant cheers of your people – but don't disappoint them.

'Zendoku' (NDS/PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos' Zendoku, developed by Zoonami, is a new puzzle game for PSP and NDS, blending exciting puzzle battle action with addictive Sudoku gameplay.

Thursday, April 5, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on April 5, 2007 @ 9:49 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:

'The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript is a major adventure and investigation game, offering players the opportunity to grapple with the mysteries of the codes hidden within the works of the great Italian genius.

'SEGA Presents Touch Darts' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA is developing the NDS-exclusive SEGA Presents Touch Darts, combining individual dart competitions within a stylized playing environment, along with a mixture of amusing multiplayer modes and wildly inspired mini-games.

'Europa Universalis III' - v1.2.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy and is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire. This v1.2.1 patch enhances multiplayer, reworks the interface and tweaks balancing and other issues....

'Mr. Bean' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blast! announce that it has signed Mr. Bean from Tiger Aspect Productions. Mr. Bean will be made up of 3D levels avoiding tricky traps and problem solving along the way to find his missing Teddy with the help of Bean's girlfriend Irma Gobb.

'Alpha Prime' Makes Digital Download Debut This Month

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Element Software announces that its single-player oriented sci-fi FPS will be available on IDEA Games' digital distribution service Sprocket later this month. Alpha Prime features a varied balance of combat and more technical activities such as hacking and remotely controlling robotic devices.

'Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, powered by an updated Essence Engine and DX10, allowing players to fight as the tenacious British 2nd Army during the heroic World War II liberation of Caen, France, and command the German Panzer Elite as they struggle to repel the largest airborne invasion in history.

'World in Conflict' - 46 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers intense action and coordinated team play amidst the war the world feared most – an apocalyptic showdown between the Soviet Union and the United States, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

NDS Review - 'Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords'

by Steven Mills on April 5, 2007 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is a genre-bending style of gameplay rooted in a classic puzzle gameboard setting and incorporates role-playing and strategy elements, multiplayer gameplay modes and an engaging storyline that will immerse players in the richly diverse game world and offer a compelling gameplay experience.

'Dawn of Magic' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawn of Magic, also known as Blood Magic, is an action/RPG where the weapon of choice is magic. You control an unlikely hero in an ambitious search through many hostile environments looking for Modo, the ethereal being bent on destroying the world. This multilanguage demo includes half of the first act, multiple characters, spells, one level of difficulty, as well as five multiplayer modes with one map each.

'Until I'm Gone' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Until I'm Gone is a horror 3rd person adventure featuring pre-rendered scenes, in which will move real-time 3D models of characters, something like Microids' Syberia.

'Metroid Prime 3: Corruption' (Wii) Delayed

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Galactic Federation's Base Sector Zero is under attack by Space Pirates. Samus must boot up the generator to restore the defense systems. But at the end of her path, someone awful is waiting for her. Already hinted at a few months ago, NoA President Reggie Fils-Aime now confirmed that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption needs more work and will not be shipping in July.

Infogrames Founder Bruno Bonnell Quits

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames announced that its Board appointed Patrick Leleu Chairman and CEO of the Group following the departure of founder and Chairman of the company, Bruno Bonnell, who resigned from his positions as Chairman, CEO and Director of Infogrames and also leaves all his positions within Atari and the Infogrames group of companies.

PC Review - 'Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich'

by Tim McCullough on April 5, 2007 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich is the first stand-alone expansion for CDV's historical RTS, and spans three major offensives from the final days of fighting on the Eastern front and covers both the Soviet and German campaigns in the long Siege of Budapest, Fortress Kurland, and the Soviet Operation Bagration.