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Various Game Trailers #1281

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 8:10 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:

  • The Chronicles of Spellborn - Slywood Trailer
  • Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis [PS2] - Trailer #2
  • Obscure: The Aftermath [PS2/Wii/PC] - Trailer #2
  • SEGA Superstars Tennis [ALL] - Trailer (2)


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

'Saga' - Open Beta Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 7:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Saga is a new MMORTS game, bringing persistency to RTS gaming. You build cities and armies to defend and manage a persistent online kingdom in a persistent fantasy world. Silverlode Interactive has launched their Open Beta, all features of the game will be unlocked and available to testers.

'Army of Two' (PS3/X360) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Army of Two will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player.

'Overlord' (X360/PC) Coming to PS3 After All

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 7:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Overlord is an action adventure set in a warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil). Mid 2007 we revealed that Codemasters would be bringing Triumph Studios' latest game to PS3, and now it has been confirmed. Overlord: Raising Hell will include the original as well as the recently released extra content/addon, scheduled for this summer.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

Paraguay Authorities Arrest Pirate With 27 Suitcases Full of Illegal Software

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Association applauded Paraguay’s Specialized Technical Unit and the Intellectual Property Rights Prosecutor, who with the assistance of the Paraguayan Customs authorities, recently seized 27 suitcases containing over 50,000 pirated game software discs.

'Triggerheart Exelica' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 12:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A unique spin on a classic shooter, players can capture enemies with anchors and fling them away with Triggerheart Exelica, WARASHI Inc's upgraded vertical scrolling shooter deploys on Xbox LIVE Arcade on Wednesday 27th February at 09.00.

'Rainbow Six Vegas 2' (ALL) Adds Major League Gaming Map

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft's latest tactical FPS Rainbow Six Vegas 2 features an "MLG Map" that pays homage to the MLG Pro Circuit, depicting an MLG event at the Las Vegas Convention Center. MLG and Ubisoft collaborated on the development of the map, which was designed with competitive gaming in mind.

'Persona 3: FES' (PS2) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Atlus' RPG Persona 3: FES, you lead a group of high school students with a dangerous extra curricular activity: exploring the mysterious tower Tartarus and fighting the sinister Shadows during the Dark Hour, a frozen span of time imperceptible to all but a select few. The standalone expansion adds 30 hours of gameplay!

'Sabotage' Now Known As 'Velvet Assassin'

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in World War 2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. In order to avoid a lawsuit with EA over Pandemic's Saboteur, Gamecock has renamed Sabotage into Velvet Assassin.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

Monday, February 25, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | 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:

'Blue Dragon Plus' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While the X360 version of AQ Interactive's Blue Dragon is an RPG in which young adventurers battle evil with their blue shadow monsters, the NDS edition is a real time strategy title, similar to Revenant Wings, featuring the same five characters.

Two Classic Titles Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and Psychosis.

'Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon' - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 8:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microids has signed an agreement with Kheops Studio to develop Dracula 3, an adventure game inspired by the world of Bram Stoker, and sequel to 1999's Dracula: The Resurrection, followed by Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary in 2000.

'Battle Rage' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 8:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle Rage is the 3rd person shooter with elements of the beat-'em-up game that allows a player to control giant robots. Battles between the robots take place on carefully selected battlegrounds/arenas and they are short, quick, brutal skirmishes.

'Commander: Napoleon at War' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 8:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine announces the extension of its hex-based strategy game Commander franchise to a new and even more challenging historical setting with Commander: Napoleon at War.

'Starters Orders 3' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starters Orders 3 is the latest game in the highly acclaimed ‘Starters Orders’ horse racing management games series. Featuring realistic renditions of world wide famous races and a highly realistic racing season spanning the UK, US and Australia.

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (NDS/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America and Infinite Interactive confirmed their partnership for the development of Puzzle Quest: Galactrix. The game incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.

X360/PC Preview - 'Edge of Twilight'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Edge of Twilight is a third-person action adventure game presenting a unique post-apocalyptic, steampunk fantasy world that has been split into separate realms of Day and Night. Take the role of Lex, an outcast bounty hunter who finds himself caught amidst the clash of two polar opposite civilizations, the result of impetuous greed for a solitary source of energy.

'Valkyria Chronicles' (PS3) Coming to North America/Europe - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valkyria Chronicles, known in Japan as Valkyria of the Battlefield, is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe - divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon as they engage in a series of epic battles.

'Glupod' Lets You Save Real Lives By Playing Online

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

If you could help end world hunger, save endangered species or reverse global warming by having fun playing a game online, would you do it? Glupod gives you a variety of real-world causes to choose from and enables you to convert their in-game winnings into actual help for that cause.

'Silent Hill 5' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 5:29 a.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.

X360 Review – 'Frontlines: Fuel of War'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance.

'Alone in the Dark ' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 3:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment.

'Xtreme Duck Hunting' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xtreme Duck Hunting is a 3D game with duck and wild boar hunting, target objects, animated landscapes and many weapons.

Sony's Worldwide Studios President Resigns

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced that Phil Harrison, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) will resign Feb. 29, 2008. Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of SCEI, will immediately assume responsibilities as president of SCE WWS, in addition to his current duties.

'Star Ocean 2: Second Evolution' (PSP) - 48 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 20 years after the events of its predecessor, Star Ocean 2 also receives the full remake treatment aboard the PSP system. The title takes the next step with fully animated movies, all-new character designs, extra playable characters, fully voiced dialogue, and more.

PSP/PS2/Wii Preview - 'SNK Arcade Classics: Vol. 1'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

SNK Playmore USA announced SNK Arcade Classics: Vol. 1 for the PS2 and PSP which will include 16 classic titles from the SNK library, such as Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, World Heroes, King Of Fighters and plenty more ...

Incubation Venture Sets Up Early Development Fund

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2008 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Incubation Venture Partners announces that it is in the process of forming its first fund with qualified accredited investors, the Azcatl Seed Capital Fund I, a potential $20 million dollar venture capital fund to finance development of original creative properties, including video games, toys, television and graphic novels.