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Various Game Trailers #1093

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 8:40 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:

  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes [PSP] - Trailer
  • Dewy's Adventure [Wii] - JAP Trailer
  • Anno 1701 [NDS] - Trailer #3


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

'Legend: Hand of God' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 7:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legend: Hand of God is an action RPG set in a fantasy world where you guide your hero in his quest against evil, fighting your way through action filled battles.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' - Multiplayer Demo Coming June 7

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 7:03 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. Ubisoft will release a multiplayer demo next week Friday, June 7, 2007, featuring the PC exclusive Calavera map, playable in the Recon vs. Assault mode. We will of course have it on fileserver network, so stay tuned!

'Hour of Victory' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hour of Victory allows you to play a key role in the pivotal and cinematic battles from the European and North African theaters of World War II, using the skills and gameplay style you choose. If you haven't yet, you can check a playable demo on Xbox Live Marketplace.

'The Bigs' (ALL) Gets Wii-Exclusive Features

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bigs is an over-the-top baseball title that puts an entirely new spin on MLB as it blends outrageous visuals with intuitive gameplay mechanics, and adds more explosive excitement than ever before. The first 2K Sports title on the Wii, it will take full advantage of the Nunchuk and Wii Remote.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' Closed Betatest Sign-ups

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perpetual Entertainment's MMORPG Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising lets you take on the role of a son or daughter of an Olympian god challenges players to overcome and conquer the enemies of Rome. You can now sign up for an exclusive chance to enter the closed beta playtest.

'Vampire Rain' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 4:25 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.

Activision Financial Report Reveals Release Details

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision released its fiscal year 2007 results revealing profits. Net revenue was up compared to last year, but although Q4 2007 sales and revenue doubled, they still turned a net loss of $14.4M. The conference call was more interesting, with Activision confirming Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Guitar Hero Rocks The 80s scheduled for July-Sept., while Call of Duty 4, a new Marvel title (probably Spider-Man: Friend or Foe), Guitar Hero III, Tony Hawk, and Bee Movie are all due later this fall. The next James Bond title is a ways off in 2008, along with other new IPs.

'Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia' - v1.001 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive has release the first patch for Artificial Studios' 4-player co-op online-enabled action game Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia, bringing your retail game to v1.001. No details as to what the patch fixes are available at this point.

'Fury' Beta Sign-up - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Sign up to participate in the beta test...

'Company of Heroes' - v1.70 / DirectX 10 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Relic is working on the Company of Heroes expansion pack, it is also continuing to fine-tune the original. The much anticipated v1.70 patch is now available, adding DirectX 10 support, and the usual bug/crash fixes, and other enhancements.

Games for Windows Live Has Launched

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the release of Shadowrun Vista gamers are now connected with X360 players in cross-platform matches through a single service. Current Xbox Live users can keep the same gamertag and friends list, while new users get in-game multiplayer voice chat, dedicated server support and Achievements

'Reprobates' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reprobates, a classic third-person point-and-click adventure, is based on the enhanced engine of Black Mirror and Nibiru and will again stun the players with beautiful graphics, highly detailed 3D character models and a thrilling atmosphere and story.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Gets Major Content Update

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive announces the release of a major update for its WWII online action game Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. The free update adds 10 new maps, support for up to 64 players, engine update, in-game soundtrack, and the usual tweaks, bug and crash fixes.

Sony Releases v3.50 PSP Firmware Update

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To coincide with the recent PlayStation 3 v1.80 update, which amongst other things added Remote Play ability allowing anyone with a PSP to access their PS3 over the Internet, Sony has now also released a new v3.50 PSP firmware update, adding support for remote play over the internet, and RSS Channel Guide has been added as a feature.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles featuring all new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus, and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

Lighthouse Brings Triple Adventure Goodness to North America

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive announced that it has signed the North American publishing right for several of dtp's adventure game titles including: Belief & Betrayal and Undercover: Operation Wintersun releasing in summer 2007, and Overclocked releasing in early 2008.

'King of Fighters XI' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ignition Entertainment can today announce that King of Fighters XI is coming to Europe. Fresh from the arcades, King of Fighters XI is the latest installment of the coveted King of Fighters series, and takes the franchise to a new level.

'Call of Duty 3' (X360) Bravo Map Pack Now On Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is calling players back to the trenches with the release of new Call of Duty 3 multiplayer maps, available only on X360. The Bravo Map Pack features 2 classic maps and new 3 battlefields for players to test their skill, now available for purchase (800 Microsoft Points) on Xbox LIVE Marketplace

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 9:26 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.

'The Bigs' (ALL) Gets Rock Heavy Soundtrack

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bigs is an over-the-top baseball title that puts an entirely new spin on MLB as it blends outrageous visuals with intuitive gameplay mechanics, and adds more explosive excitement than ever before. The soundtrack features a line-up of big rock bands, including Jane's Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Rollins Band and White Zombie.

'Nexuiz' - v2.3 Free Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a free 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. The new v2.3 adds a new team mode Keyhunt, new netcode, an anti-wallhack function, improved singleplayer bots, new maps, and Nexuiz Pro, a server side mod that drastically changes the physics and weapons.

No 'StarCraft II' in 2007

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game. In an interview with MSNBC Blizzard VP Rob Pardo revealed there will be no 4th race, no console versions, and no release of StarCraft II in 2007.

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that the Need for Speed franchise is introducing a new version that drives the series in a new direction. Need for Speed ProStreet is a ground-breaking Need for Speed experience where you’re thrust to compete head to head against the best street racers in a multitude of racing showdowns.

'Resistance: Fall of Man' (PS3) Map Pack Delayed

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Early March Sony announced it was preparing new downloadable content for its PS3 shooter Resistance: Fall of Man, with the first patch released late March. A map pack scheduled for May obviously did not make it out the door, but SCEA confirmed that this is now on track for June 7th.

'Medal of Honor Airborne' (ALL) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 4:06 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 Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas' - Demo Hotfix Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas is the official add-on of the beloved medieval experience. It provides a total new area – the seas of Northern Europe, where trading might be as promising as roaming the dangerous waters as a pirate...

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use your character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what you build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

'Gods War Online' Announced

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gods War Online is a fantasy-themed game based on Greek Mythology dating back to the Age of the Demigods. Meet the Hellenistic civilization and all its significant gods of that age, fascinating plots, esthetical scenes, customized character development, exciting combat mode, all the features that you are expecting from a good MMORPG

PC Review - 'Halo 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 31, 2007 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Windows Vista gamers will be able to experience the epic story of "Halo 2" as Master Chief delves further into the mystery of the Covenant in the aftermath of Halo's destruction. What he discovers will soon threaten the fate not only of Earth, but of the Universe itself.

PS2 Review - 'Test Drive Unlimited'

by Mark Buckingham on May 31, 2007 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'John Tiller’s Campaign Series' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games' John Tiller’s Campaign Series is a compilation combining many of the popular WWII turn-based tactical games from Talonsoft’s Campaign Series into one affordable package, including: West Front, East Front, East Front 2, and the Rising Sun platoon-level combat series, as well as all of the official add-ons and expansion packs.

'Phantasy Star Universe' Special Edition Texter Announced

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new Phantasy Star Universe Special Edition Texter is a Phantasy Star Universe-themed version of the Texter game messaging product from Blue Orb for use with the X360 and PS2 allowing them to type text messages directly from their game controller

World Series of Video Games Signs On Air TV Time With CBS

by Rainier on May 31, 2007 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The World Series of Video Games signed a broadcast deal with CBS Sports to air extensive coverage of its 2007 season, bringing professional video game competitions to major U.S. network television for the second year running, and into 111 million television homes in the United States alone.