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Various Game Trailers #1283

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 10:09 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] - Real World Rules Tech Demo #2
  • Army of Two [PS3/X360] - Politics Trailer
  • SEGA Bass Fishing [Wii] - Launch Trailer
  • Viking: Battle For Asgard [PS3/X360] - Developer Diary #2
  • Lost: Via Domus [ALL] - Launch Trailer

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

'Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer' (NDS) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 10:00 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer takes place in a fantastical version of feudal Japan and stars a masterless samurai named Shiren who travels with a weasel named Koppa. Together they are on a quest to discover the mystical Land of the Golden Condor, said to be the home of the legendary city of gold known as El Dorado. The Chunsoft development team tells us more ...

'Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crystal Chronicles: My Life As A King will detail the events after the original Crystal Chronicles, and will follow The Young King Leo as he rebuilds his kingdom after it was destroyed by the Miasme. Too young to leave the village, you will have to rely on mercenaries and adventurers to do the work for you.

'Major League Baseball 2K8' (ALL) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 8:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revolutionizing your control of the five tools in baseball are brand new pitching, fielding and base-running controls and completely overhauled batting interface. Featuring a totally unique trading card mode, robust Minor League system, all-new Signature Style animations for 2008 and more, MLB 2K8 brings a new level of fun to the virtual baseball world.

'Dinosaur King' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dinosaur King, developed by Climax Entertainment, brings exciting new twists to the traditional role playing game genre, with 3D battling systems and multiplayer fighting action via Wi-Fi.

EA's Secret PS3/X360/PC Title Identified As 'Road Rash' ?

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 5:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week, EA announced that it was teaming up with Starbreeze Studios, known for Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness, to "reinvent one of its most acclaimed classic franchises." Our predictions then were either the previously revealed "back to the roots" Need for Speed franchise, or Road Rash. According to Kotaku, Skid Row front man Sebastian Bash may have prematurely disclosed the true identity. During an interview on The Classic Metal Show, he let slip that one of the songs on Skid Row's upcoming album "got picked up for some video game Road Rage, or Road Rash, or something like that."

'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 2:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.

'Victorious Boxer Challenge' (Wii) Delayed in Europe

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

A boxing game with realistic boxing action and intuitive controls, Victorious Boxer Challenge, also known as Victorious Boxers: Revolution, takes full advantage of the unique capabilities of the Wiimote and Nunchuk to give players an authentic, real-life boxing experience. Originmally scheduled for a Feb. release, Ubisoft has pushed VBC until late March.

'Tales Of Vesperia' (X360) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Marking the 10th anniversary of the franchise in North America, Namco Bandai announces the X360 exclusive Tales of Vesperia combining real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.

'Obscure: The Aftermath' (PS2/Wii/PC) Collaborates with Rock Band The Audition

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Obscure: The Aftermath follows the story of a group of friends attending college who discover that a mysterious black flower, with addictive hallucinogenic effects, also has the terrifying ability to transform people into hideous monsters. UK pop-rock band The Audition is using game footage in their latest music video and have provided several songs to use in promo trailers.

'Disgaea 3' (PS3) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed last year, NIS America announced that it is bringing Disgaea 3 to North America, making a bold new step towards the next generation console with a whole new cast, story, and game system.

'Sam & Max 204: Chariots of the Dogs' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bosco's vanished from the face of the Earth—literally! When Sam & Max manage to track him down, what they find is so mind boggling, you'll have to see it to believe it. Can the Freelance Police set things right, or will life as they know it fall victim to the capricious whims of T-H-E-M?

'Ultimate Band' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disney Interactive Studios' Ultimate Band is an all new music experience giving gamers and music lovers of all ages the chance to realize their dream of becoming a rock legend when they build their own band or jam alone, all fueled only by the power of the WiiMote and the DS stylus.

'Fantasy Wars: Elven Legacy' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fantasy Wars is a turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world featuring classic strategy gameplay. The Elven Legacy expansion adds sixteen new missions and lets you play as Cornelius, a lone ranger on a reconnaissance mission to scouts ahead of the King's army.

NCsoft Europe Sets Up Russian Distribution Network

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Europe confirmed that it has set up a distribution network in Russia to launch its MMORPG games Tabula Rasa, Lineage, Guild Wars and pave the way for the 2008 launch of Aion: The Tower of Eternity.

'Bangai-O Spirits' (NDS) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Bangai-O Spirits, a re-imagination of their ‘90s cult classic, is a compelling blend of twitch-fest shooter and puzzler genres, seasoned with strategic and tactical elements.

'So Blonde' Goes Gold in Germany

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 7:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

So Blonde, written by Broken Sword's Steve Ince, is an adventure game based around beautiful (anti-)heroine Sunny Blonde, featuring jet black humor that goes far beyond trite clichés, gorgeous cartoon graphics, puzzling riddles and a ton of gameplay surprises.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' Developer Diary #2 - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 6:34 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.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Hail to the Chimp'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 6:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Hail to the Chimp is a politically charged party game where players battle one another to become the new leader of the Animal Kingdom. Players use the game's unique team-up mechanic, balancing cooperation with competition, to claw their way to victory.

X360/PC Preview - 'Precursors'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 6:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Precursors tells a story of a small group of heroes sent on an impossible mission to save their nation from annihilation by neighboring empires, craving the wealth of their home planet. Precursors realistically combines elements of different genres to present the player with an immersive and believable experience.

'Demigod' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 6:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game, influenced by Defense of the Ancients, a community-created mod for Blizzard's RTS Warcraft III, that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods.

'Resident Evil Zero' (NGC) Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 6:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil Zero features two main characters: Rebecca, a rookie Raccoon City Police Officer who first appeared in the original Resident Evil, and Billy, a framed convict on the run. According to the latest Famitsu issue, soon you will be able to "zap" between the two characters on the Wii.

'Dragon Hunters' (NDS) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 5:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Playlogic's Dragon Hunters is a fun platform action game, based on the stunning world featured in the successful Dragon Hunters TV series and the animated movie, combining platform gameplay with many challenging puzzle and action elements.

THQ Cleared in SEC Stock Option Investigation

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission has notified THQ that its investigation of the company’s stock option grant practices has been completed and that SEC does not intend to recommend any action against THQ.

'Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends' (PS2/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 4:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set after the collapse of Japan's Ashikaga Shogunate, Samurai Warriors 2 chronicles the civil wars that consumed feudal Japan and the events that lead to the country's unification. While Samurai Warriors 2: XL is a standalone addon on PS2, the extra content (missions & playable characters) will also be downloadable on Xbox Live for owners of the original.

'Home' (PS3) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The 'Home' 3D online user community service will enable users to create their own avatar and explore a real-time virtual community, as if they are playing a detailed 3D game.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 4:08 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:

Xbox 360/PC Review - 'Conflict: Denied Ops'

by Reggie Carolipio on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Conflict: Denied Ops puts players in control of two of these merciless operatives, each of them highly specialized in both weapons and military tactics. With gameplay focused on accessible two-man tactics, utilize simple commands and switch seamlessly between team mates to lay down covering fire, explore diverging paths, create distractions and pin the enemy under fire.

'NFL Head Coach 09' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Put on your headset, grab your clipboard and see if you have what it takes to be the boss in NFL Head Coach 09, a unique NFL experience that gives gamers the power to make decisions that define their career and ultimately the fate of their franchise as a head coach in the NFL.

Activision Blizzard Already Facing Its First Lawsuit

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Wayne County Employees' Retirement System has filed lawsuit against the not yet officially formed Activision and Vivendi merger, according to the Delaware Online web site. The local investment group claims that its Activision shares will turn into an unfavorable minority position after the two publishers/developers become one entity ( thanks FiringSquad).

'Mozart' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mozart is a 3rd person point & click adventure game where you get submerged in the historical setting of Prague, with its legendary places and architectural treasures combing roman, gothic and baroque styles.

'Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night' Wins Two XBLA Awards

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince Edward Island-based developer Ocean Interactive announced that Castlevania: Symphony of Night has won two Xbox Live Arcade Awards at the GDC's inaugral Xbox Live Arcade Awards, Best Classic Game and Highest-Rated Game.