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'Silent Hill 5' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 7:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Hill 5 is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill.

Various Game Trailers #1275

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 7:15 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Alone in the Dark [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • Army of Two [PS3/X360] - Back to Iraq Trailer
  • The Path - Gameplay Trailer
  • Robocalypse [NDS] - Trailer
  • Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the Royal Air Force [NDS] - Trailer
  • SEGA Bass Fishing [Wii] - Cape Trailer
  • King of Fighters XII [ALL] - AOU 2008 CAM Trailer

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

'Mass Effect' (X360/PC) Co-Developed By Demiurge Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 6:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mass Effect invites players to take the role of Commander Shepard as they set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Demiurge Studios has been involved since the tail-end of the X360 development, and is known as content provider for BioShock, Titan Quest, Brothers In Arms series and the upcoming Frontlines: Fuel of War.

'Theseis' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Theseis, Greek for opinion or idea, is a new conspiracy-fantasy adventure game where players are caught between the mundane and the supernatural, following the clues of a long-lost ancient artifact that could spell disaster or ascension for the entire human race, only you will determine the outcome.

'Okami' (Wii) Gets Dated, Widescreen, and 480p

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 6:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring a re-imagined control scheme built around the intuitive Wiimote, Okami offers players an unparalleled level of control and an opportunity to rediscover a critically acclaimed and beautifully crafted adventure. While Ready at Dawn promised not to alter the original, it is adding widescreen (16:9) and 480p progressive scan support, two missing features fanslambasted the PS2 edition for.

'Requiem: Bloodymare' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 5:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gravity Interactive, known for Ragnarok Online, is bringing Requiem: Bloodymare to North America. This new MMO, designed for a mature audience, melds elements of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and introduces a world where the misuse of science and magic has warped the natural world into a twisted vision of death.

Former EA Exec Heads Kuju's London Studio

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 5:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kuju Entertainment announced the appointment of former EA executive Bradley Crooks as Studio Head of the London Studio, know for developing Nintendo's recent Wii exclusive Battalion Wars game, and currently working on several unannounced projects.

'Drone Tactics' (NDS) Gets Slightly Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Drone Tactics is a game of mechanized strategy RPG warfare that has you command a squad of insect Drones, choosing from over 100 weapons, upgrades, and power-ups to optimize your forces as you confront the oppressive Black Swarm. Atlus is pushing back the release date by two weeks to finish up the game properly.

BioWare Recruiting at 2008 Game Developers Conference

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare plans to expand its development teams for future video game projects and will be looking for new people at the 2008 GDC. With studios in Edmonton, Canada, and Austin, Texas, this leading developer of electronic entertainment software is actively recruiting for a variety of positions across numerous disciplines.

'Men Of War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 2:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers.

'Rainbow Six Vegas 2' (ALL) Gets Limited Edition - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 adds new gameplay features and even more stunning visuals. Players will encounter a solo campaign that uses new tactical possibilities in various locations around Sin City, co-op and adversarial modes, while providing unprecedented interaction between the solo and multiplayer experience.

'Condemned 2: Bloodshot' (ALL) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a first-person action thriller immersing players in a world of psychological terror, featuring all-new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality.

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) Gets Energizer Lithium Extender Pack - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Available now, at the PlayStation Store, gamers will be able to expand their ProStreet experience with the no-charge, Energizer Lithium Extender Pack. The pack features two new tracks (Leipzig Test Track & Tokyo Expressway) and two new cars (Plymouth Road Runner & SEAT Leon Cupra).

'Masters of Belial' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Masters of Belial is a multiplayer-only Action Strategy RPG game, developed by Brain Seal using Microsoft's XNA development platform, that takes place in an ancient world that is controlled by spirits that call themselves Angels.

'Tomb Raider Anniversary' For Free With TrialPay

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos has partnered with alternative payments outlet TrialPay to enjoy Tomb Raider Anniversary for free. Using TrialPay, players get a free subscription to Tomb Raider Anniversary by trying or buying an offer from blue-chip advertisers.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 70 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | 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. If you haven't yet, check our SSBB preview!

Take-Two Interactive Confirms Executive Appointments

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Confirming its March 2007 shufflings, Take Two's Non-Executive Chairman Strauss Zelnick has been approved by the Board of Directors to the position of Executive Chairman, upon appointment was temporarily replaced by Ben Feder, who has in turn now been offered the CEO position through Oct. 31, 2012, while Karl Slatoff was named Executive Vice President.

'Lost Planet' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.

'Naruto: Ninja Destiny' (NDS) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the first-ever head-to-head 3D Naruto fighting game for the NDS, Naruto: Ninja Destiny will pit characters from the hit Naruto series against each other in high-energy combat. Players will use both screens for innovative, unique gameplay featuring trademark ninja moves and the cinematic special techniques of the Naruto world.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deep Silver's S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a prequel to its survival FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, bringing the players one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in 2011.

'Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE' Gets Dropped By Publisher, New Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE puts the player in the cockpit of an Echo fighter, where they'll lead the Galactic Command squadron in massive scale aerial and space combat engagement. GameTap's VP Ricardo Sanchez revealed it will no longer publish GC: ES SE, while developer Derek Smart persists and announces the game is now set for March 3rd.

'Seven Kingdoms: Conquest ' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Seven Kingdoms: Conquest offers strategy fans the choice to play as human or demon in epic battles spanning 6,000 years on Earth. Starting in ancient Egypt in 3000 B.C. and ending in a final battle on a futuristic Earth.

'Europa Universalis: Rome' Nations Revealed #2

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EU: Rome will cover the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire, offering a thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique. While the game sports 50 playable nations, 5 are more likely to succeed than others ...

'Supreme Ruler 2020' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world.

MMO Developer Dragonfly Licenses Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Korean Dragonfly, known for online first-person shooters such as Karma Online and Special Force, announced that it has licensed Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 for an unannounced project.

'Urban Mysteries' (PS3/X360/PC) Now Called 'Recoil: Retrograd' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 6:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Recoil: Retrograd is an epic title incorporating an intense mix of action, adventure and strategy, powered by the Unreal Engine 3. In switching technology (Unreal 3), Zeitguyz felt Urban Mysteries had a different ring compared to what it really wanted to accomplish the game, so hence the name change.

'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 5:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fire up the fret board, crank the amp to 11 and get ready to rock this way with Activision's Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, the first game built around the legendary music of America’s Greatest Rock ‘N Roll Band. Play through Aerosmith's career, bands they performed with, venues they played. Guitar Hero 3 owners will be able to download Aerosmith's Dream On track for free this weekend!

'WH40k: Dawn of War - Soulstorm' - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The next standalone chapter in Relic's RTS franchise, WH 40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm features an extensive interplanetary campaign spanning an entire star system in the WK40K universe, as well as introducing two all-new factions for an unprecedented total of nine playable races.

PS3 Review - 'Devil May Cry 4'

by Sanford May on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 4:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Devil May Cry 4 Capcom's gun-slinging demon hunter Dante is back, but this fourth chapter introduces a new hero, Nero, who possesses a demonic arm that can pull in enemies or use them as projectiles.

'Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution' (NDS/PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 4:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Civilization Revolution will deliver revolutionary features like real-time interaction between leaders, multi-player capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, which completely transports the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never experienced before.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's 4X strategy game Lost Empire: Immortals is set in space featuring six playable races, each with their own compelling storyline who battle for domination of a vast empire.

'Deadly Creatures' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Announced earlier this week, THQ's Deadly Creatures is a Wii exclusive 3rd person action thriller title developed internally by its Rainbow Studios. Deadly Creatures throws players into a venomous world of desert terror, where the greatest victory is survival.

Former Naughty Dog Launches Big Red Button

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 4:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Late 2007 Naughty Dog art director Bob Rafei announced his departure after 13 years to pursue a long planned career goal: to be an independent original IP creator and developer. After Uncharted: Drake's Fortune wrapped up Bob announced he was leaving and has now emerged at the head of Big Red Button Entertainment, its motto "Games you want to watch and films you want to play." While there are no particular details available yet, the new developer has six original IPs currently in concept development.

'Summer Athletics' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German game publisher dtp entertainment and Hamburg development studio 49Games announce their latest multi-platform sports game Summer Athletics. Players can expect an abundance of disciplines from a variety of summer sports in this title.

NDS Review - 'My Spanish Coach'

by Anthony Chambers on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

My Spanish Coach, developed under the guidance of a linguist, is a game that anyone can play to improve vocabulary and increase confidence in verbal expression. The game consists of a variety of training exercises, four "Coach" personalities and a database of more than 16,800 words to master.

'Goin' Downtown' - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Goin' Downtown, using Silver Style's new Toon shading technology, is a classic point & click adventure game set in a gloomy New York anno 2072. You are Jake, a cop who one morning meets an unconscious lady Cathy down the street. As it turns out Cathy is a prostitute who shortly thereafter gets murdered. Suicide or foul play?

'Death Jr.: Root of Evil' (Wii) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take on the role of the Grim Reaper’s teenage son, Death Jr., as he and his friend Pandora, whilst arguing over a cocoon they’ve collected for a school biology project, accidentally release an evil and powerful spirit called Furi. Eidos is bringing Death Jr. 2 to the Wii with 480p support, split screen co-op, voiceovers, improved textures and more.

'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian will expand beyond the film and feature 20 playable characters, each with different weapons and abilities, as well as a two-player offline/online "drop-in/drop out" gameplay mode.

Microsoft Bringing GDC Into Your Home Through Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox 360 enthusiasts everywhere can get VIP access to this year’s Game Developers Conference from the comfort of their living room starting Feb. 20, 2008. Microsoft is bringing GDC home by allowing fans to download breaking Xbox 360 news directly from the event to their TV.

'The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game's The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure combines a dense, rich, spine-tingling story inspired by classic ghost stories with today's modern ghosthunting techniques.

'The Spiderwick Chronicles' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2008 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra's The Spiderwick Chronicles, developed by Stormfront Studios, is an action/adventure game based on Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Films' upcoming 2008 movie, as well as the fantastical Spiderwick book series.