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Various Game Trailers #1085

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 11:38 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:

  • Splinter Cell: Conviction [X360] - Trailer
  • Assassins Creed [PS3/X360/PC] - UbiDays 07 Trailer


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

'Diablo' Movie in the Works?

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today Warner Brothers Pics. announced that it has signed the Hughes brothers to direct a postapocalyptic Western, The Book of Eli. While that in its own right does not have much meaning, the script The Book of Eli was written by Gary Whitta, who, according to Hollywood sources, is currently "writing Diablo for Legendary Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment." At least it's not Uwe Bolle ...

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 10:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 will feature changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic.

'War Rock' Honors Memorial Day with Promotion

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

K2 Network announced a series of promotions to honor Memorial Day Weekend for its online military Free2Play shooter War Rock. Starting May 23rd all War Rock players will find the powerful Dual Berettas in their weapons inventory for seven full days. On top of that, anybody who upgrades their account or purchases dinars during the weekend will receive the unreleased MP7A1 Personal Defense Weapon for 15 days.

'Boogie' (Wii) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced an all new Wii exclusive intellectual property, Boogie, a unique music/rhythm-based game that takes advantage of the Wii controls to get gamers off their couch, playing and dancing to a new beat.

Novalogic Developing 'The Unit' Game Series

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic is secretly working on a series of titles based on the CBS drama The Unit, which in turn is based on Eric Haney's novel Inside Delta Force. The Unit: Operation Acid Gambit will be the first title according to sources inside the development team, and will make use of an all-new engine, as well as new animation software. An official announcement will be made later this year, but the premise of the game is that your mission will be to fix the mistakes Delta Force has made, and change history.

'Overclocked' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overclocked, developed by House of Tales team, known for The Moment of Silence, is a psychological thriller which uses many technical innovations and a surprising narrative approach to form an eerily real gaming experience.

Ubisoft Working on 'Beowulf' Movie Adaptation

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At its UbiDays 07 event earlier today in Paris, Ubisoft announced that it has it is working on another movie licensed title, Beowulf. Not the TV series or the 1999 Christopher Lambert movie, but rather Paramount's upcoming remake with Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich and Anthony Hopkins. Developed by 4HEAD and 3D-IO, no platforms or release schedule was revealed, but the movie itself is due November 2007.

'The Sims Pet Stories' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take care of and train your lovable yet unpredictable pets in this laptop-friendly member of The Sim Stories series.

'Mad Tracks' (X360) Passes Certification, Soon on Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mad Tracks is an action-packed toy-car racing game, with toy cars powered by spring engines. Complete up to 45 challenges and gather 12 crazy achievements. Races are set in everyday places, like toy stores, mini-golf parks, and restaurants.

'Gothic 4' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A little while ago JoWood announced it would be bringing its biggest franchises to console, and today brings the first announcement in that regard. Having recently split with Piranha Bytes (which means no more patches btw) over the bug ridden quality of the previous Gothic titles, Jowood announced today that it is in negotiations with a major development studio for Gothic 4, scheduled for PC and consoles.

'Overlord' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 11:08 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).

'Pokemon Diamond/Pearl' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl are set in a new region called "Sinnoh," where players can choose to begin their adventure as either a boy or girl Pokemon trainer on a path to becoming Pokemon League Champion.

'Enemy Engaged 2' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has signed Enemy Engaged 2, sequel to the chopper classic Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche Versus Ka-52 Hokum, featuring new dynamic missions, multiplayer, and a complete overhaul of the graphics and audio to bring the game up to date with the latest and best flight simulations available.

'Carnival Games' (Wii) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software announced it has signed Cat Daddy Games' Wii exclusive Carnival Games, designed for families and children of all ages, bringing home all the excitement and fanfare of a day at the carnival.

WBIE Signs 'FlatOut: Total Carnage' (X360) Distribution Agreement

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FlatOut: Total Carnage is a re-imagining of FlatOut 2 rebuilt from the ground up and specifically developed to make use of the additional feature sets and improved processing ability. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will sell and market Flat Out Ultimate Carnage under the Empire label throughout North and South America.

'Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nobilis announces Kheops Studio' Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny, an adventure game in which the player will be plunged in the tormented period of the Antique Egypt. Help the young new queen Cleopatra to make good decisions for her Empire and become the queen of kings.

'Glukoza: Action!' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Glukoza: ACTION! combines 3rd person action game with classical fighting, when you move from one level to another, beating your enemies hard. Player controls Glukoza directly and can use various types of weapons that can be found within game levels. Melee and hand-to-hand combat modes are also present.

'Metroid Prime 3: Corruption' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 9:50 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.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 9:34 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:

'Lifesigns' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alerts, blue lights and bloody excoriations – humanity need the gods in white, and DreamCatcher is bringing it to North America. In Lifesigns for the NDS, it’s up to you if you save lives. Each second is important – the emergency room is waiting for you!

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra officially announced The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena, presenting a reinvention of 2004's Escape from Butcher Bay in HD, enhancements, as well as adding the Dark Athena chapter, an expansion of the original game with an exciting new story and new gameplay features.

'FlatOut: Total Carnage' (X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FlatOut: Total Carnage is a re-imagining of FlatOut 2 rebuilt from the ground up and specifically developed to make use of the additional feature sets and improved processing ability of third generation technologies.

'Supreme Commander' - v1.1.3251 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Commander features a riveting, action-packed storyline, ground-breaking gameplay and genre-defining online multiplayer battles. levels. THQ has released a new patch for GPG's 3D RTS, bringing your retail game to v1.1.3251.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.1.0 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released the much anticipated "Black Temple" update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.1.0 patch adds The Black Temple raid dungeon, 100 new rare and epic items, tier-6 armor sets, and plenty more ...

PS3 Preview - 'Heavenly Sword'

by Andrew Hayward on May 22, 2007 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A stunningly beautiful martial arts drama set in a mythical time and place in the Far East, Heavenly Sword, developed by Ninja Theory, takes players on a roller coaster of emotion and action that truly exploits the potential of gaming as the new artistic entertainment medium.

Akella Signs 'Commander: Europe at War' - Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella has signed a publishing agreement to bring Commander: Europe at War to Russia. Commander: Europe at War is the first in a series of high level turn based strategy games, jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and Slitherine Software.

'Geometry Wars: Galaxies' (NDS/Wii) Revealed

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the latest Nintendo Power issue, Kuju is currently working on bringing Geometry Wars: Galaxies to the NDS and Wii, adding singleplayer and various multiplayer modes on top of the Retro Evolved content. The handheld edition will use the touchscreen and most likely be in sold stores, the Wii version makes use of the Wiimote, and probably be downloadable like its Xbox Live Arcade counterpart.

'European Street Racing' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

European Street Racing is a fast and furious new street racing game for PC from XIDER Games. Test your driving skills and race through the streets of seven of Europe’s principal cities including Moscow, Warsaw, London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Hamburg.

'Carriers at War' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and SSG are re-making the classic wargame Carriers at War, a WWII naval combat and strategy game set in the Pacific Theatre. Focusing heavily on carrier fleet command strategy, the player will have to use all of their naval prowess to best the enemy.

'Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s' (PS2) Updated Track List #1

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s will feature visually stunning retro rock venues and hipster characters, unlockable guitars, intense game play modes, and most importantly 30 awesome new songs to experience the ultimate rock star fantasy.

'PlanetSide' Celebrates Its 4th Anniversary

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To celebrate 4 years of planetary combat, the PlanetSide Anniversary Update introduces a slew of new artillery to the live game. Instituting three New Pistols (one for each empire) and a Missile Launcher with Propelled Explosives, every player can obtain these new weapon types, while an experimental Flamethrower weapon has also been added for those 3 year veterans (based on your character’s creation date).

PS2 Review - 'Odin Sphere'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 22, 2007 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Atlus U.S.A.'s Odin Sphere is a PS2 exclusive Action RPG developed by Vanillaware featuring beautiful hand-drawn artwork put into motion to tell an epic tale of power, loss, and love.

'Hellgate: London' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

'Medal of Honor Airborne' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Medal of Honor Airborne, next-gen debut of the series, is set to redefine the series by introducing players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience. EA sends out a pre-canned Medal of Honor Q&A with Lead Designer Rex Dickson...

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 22, 2007 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a MMORPG set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep. Originally scheduled for late June, Flying Lab Software CEO Russell Williams revealed this will not happen, but no new date has been set yet.