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'Tomb Raider: Anniversary' (ALL) Divvied Up For Xbox 360 ?

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 9:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ten years after its original release Lara returns, using an enhanced Tomb Raider: Legend engine and offering a completely new gameplay experience. Curiously missing when the Anniversary edition was originally announced, it seems Lara's remake might be making an episodic Xbox Live appearance as the ESRB reveals approval for 5 versions , each corresponding with a level in the actual game (Croft Manor, Egypt, Greece, Lost City, and Peru). No Eidos official could be reached for comment.

Various Game Trailers #1097

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 9:03 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:

  • Overlord [X360/PC] - Trailer (2)
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Hoshigami Remix [NDS] - Trailer #3


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

'All-Pro Football 2K8' (PS3/X360) Cover Athletes Signed - Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 8:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

All-Pro Football 2K8 hits the gridiron with the new gameplay features, an innovative attribute system and today 2K Sports announced that football legends John Elway, Jerry Rice and Barry Sanders will grace the cover leading off a roster of over 200 famous football heroes featuring each star’s trademark moves and abilities.

'Folklore' (PS3) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Folklore is a unique, dark fantasy adventure inspired by western fairy tales. Set in the mysterious town of Doolin, two strangers, Keats and Ellen, are drawn together to uncover a mysterious legend in a remote village that exists on the border between dreams and reality.

'Battlefield' Franchise Being Adapted For Asian Market

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that EA DICE's multiplayer FPS Battlefield franchise is coming to the online gaming market in Asia. The game will be co-developed by EA and Neowiz Corporation as part of an ongoing strategic partnership between the two companies.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

Nintendo Of America Loses Three Top Executives

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last month NoA announced it would be selling off its land in Redmond, Wash., right next to Microsoft, and would instead be moving the North American headquarters to New York or San Francisco. As a result, current employees had the choice of relocating or receiving a substantial severance package. Today, it was revealed that 90% of NoA's sales and marketing team will not make the move, including VP of marketing George Harrison, VP of marketing and corporate affairs Perrin Kaplan and the company's PR head, Beth Llewelyn.

'Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights features unparalleled vehicle customization, an adrenaline packed drift racing experience and ultra-realistic Driver DNA. Check out screens from Juiced cover girl, Miss Ursula Mayes.

'The Lord of the Rings Online' Book 9: Shores of Evendim Content Unveiled

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Book 9: Shores of Evendim, the first of many planned free updates to the world of Middle-earth, introduces an entirely new landscape region, over 100 additional quests, the battle for Helegrod raid, nine new monsters and major enhancements to monster play and the music system.

Demiurge Studios & Creat Studios Form Strategic Partnership

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent developers Demiurge Studios (worked on titles such as Brothers in Arms, Titan Quest) and Creat Studios announced a complementary strategic partnership that provides publishers an established, international development team capable of bringing titles to any and all platforms.

'Tenchu Z' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tenchu Z is the first mission-based ninja stealth action game for the X360, and allows players to hone their stealth skills while slaying enemies to become the ultimate ninja. Patience and strategy, with use of the stealth kill system, is rewarded over a run-and-gun style of hand-to-hand combat.

'Sword of the New World' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

K2 Network's Sword of the New World is modeled after Europe’s exploration of the New World, allowing players to create and simultaneously control a family of characters utilizing its Multiple Character Control system. Fans who reserve their retail copy get exclusive beta access and 10,000 Vis (in-game currency) in their account.

'Gray Matter' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gray Matter's story mixes eerie mysteries with supernatural events in best Jensen-style. Neurobiologist Dr. David Styles is one of the game’s central characters: since losing his wife in a horrible accident some several years ago, he has become a recluse, seldom leaving Dread Hill House, his English country estate.

'Anacapri: The Dream' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anacapri: The Dream is an adventure game set in the island of Capri, mostly in the upper regions called Anacapri. You are Dr. Nico N, an expert of the ancient civilizations, and are invited to Anacapri to accomplish a very difficult task: find the extremely powerful, but malicious Obsidian Disk.

'Space Station Tycoon' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare for lift ff as Namco Bandai takes gamers above the clouds and deep into the unknown in Space Station Tycoon, allowing gamers to become moguls in their own galactic empire as they customize stations all over the galaxy while maximizing their income.

'Loki' - German v1.0.0.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A fantasy voyage through the great mythologies, Loki, an action/RPG, allows you to take on the role of one of the 4 heroes of the game, each drawn from a different mythology. German publisher Crimson Cow has released the first patch, fixing various multiplayer issues.

'Guild Wars: Eye of the North' Dungeon Feature - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft and ArenaNet are working on the first true expansion for the Guild Wars franchise, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, adding eighteen multi-level dungeons to face untold enemies, search for clues about the menace facing the world, and uncover new weapons they can use in the final confrontation.

'Arena Wars Reloaded' Goes Gold in Germany

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sporting various new features, and a new graphics engine, Arena Wars Reloaded is an action strategy game focusing once again on fast-paced RTS action and multiplayer mayhem.

'Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu, based on stories from horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, you play a private investigator from New York, who travels to Germany during the first months of WWII in order to solve his most frightening case – to research his origins.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 3:24 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:

'WorldShift' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Sea Studios, known for Knights of Honor, announced WorldShift, a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend.

PS3 Preview - 'Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction'

by Andrew Hayward on June 6, 2007 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction draws players into a vast, new galaxy more vibrant, diverse and interactive than ever before. With bustling cities, gigantic enemies and giant boss battles, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction delivers a sophisticated, yet humorous adventure.

Wii Preview - 'The Sims 2 Pets'

by Alicia on June 6, 2007 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Create new companions for your Sims to love throughout their lifetime. It’s fun and easy to play with the Wii controls, but expect the unexpected with your furry friends. Choose from popular dog and cat breeds or customize their features to create a unique pet for your Sim to raise as one of the family.

'LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and TT Games celebrated today the 30th anniversary of the classic movie series that spans generations with the announcement of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, allowing families to play through the events of all six Star Wars movies in one videogame for the first time ever.

Ex-Human Head CEO Forms Big Rooster

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former Human Head CEO Timothy Gerritsen, Animation Director Jeff Dewitt, Art Director Rowan Atalla and former Midway Technical Director Jason Blochowiak have formed a new development studio. Big Rooster's plan is to unite behind a common goal in order to create games that delight, inspire, enlighten and entertain.

PS2 Review - 'Art of Fighting Anthology'

by Rusty Bailey on June 6, 2007 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Art of Fighting Anthology is a comprehensive collection featuring the entire Art of Fighting trilogy. A total of 33 classic SNK characters are included, each with their own fighting styles and unique moves.

'Fantasy Wars' - Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fantasy Wars, previously known as Mythic Wars, is a turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world. Combining both classic strategy gameplay and sophisticated 3D graphics players can experience epic battles like never before. This demo features two missions, but is entirely in Russian.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2007 @ 12:49 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.