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'Alter Ego' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 6:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Future Games, known for Black Mirror, is currently working on an all-new adventurous detective story with a horror plot. Alter Ego is set in a picturesque English town at the end of 19th century, and you play as two different characters who, although on opposite sides of the law, have to fight a common enemy.

Ninja Theory Not Developing 'Heavenly Sword' (PS3) Sequel

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Heavenly Sword is undoubtedly one of the better PS3 titles, and a sequel is most likely to follow, it will not be developed by the original Ninja Theory studio, at least not in the near future. According to a recent interview the UK developer is currently working on an all-new, original, multiplatform title, with an estimated production time of 2.5 years. To top things off, Ninja Theory wants to create a CGI movie using the game engine alongside the game itself.

'Zero-G' (NDS) - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Defy gravity in Midas’s latest and greatest futuristic racing title Zero-G for the NDS. Players compete as an elite Zero-G pilot racing against fearless rivals from across the stratosphere in 7 gut wrenching tournaments.

Various Game Trailers #1298

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 3:00 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:

  • EndWar [PS3/X360] - Gameplay Trailer
  • de Blob [NDS/Wii] - Trailer (2)
  • Kung Fu Panda [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade - Sunwell Plateau Trailer
  • Lost Empire: Immortals - Colonize Trailer


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

'The Sky Crawlers' (Wii) Revealed

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Namco Bandai is working on a Wii exclusive action/flight sim game for the Wii, based on the upcoming animated movie by Mamoru Oshii, known for such productions as Ghost in the Shell, Blood : The Last Vampire and Innocence : Ghost in the Shell 2. The Sky Crawlers is set in an alternate reality and chronicles the adventures of an elite squadron of fighter pilots. Developed by the Ace Combat team it is scheduled in Japan for late 2008.

'Warriors Orochi 2' (PS2) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the PSP and PC versions of the original have yet to be released, Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors will meet again in an unforgettable crossover event, as a sequel is already in the works. Adding a Versus mode, characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force in Warriors Orochi 2.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (PS3) to Get First Patch - Details

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. On March 27, Epic will release the first patch for the UT3 PS3 edition making the US and Euro versions compatible, as well as fixing various issues.

'Guitar Hero: On Tour' (NDS) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision made no secret about wanting to bring its Guitar Hero franchise to the NDS, but the big question was the controller device. Guitar Hero: On Tour will use the GBA cartridge input to plug in a small device with the typical colored Guitar Hero buttons to activate the notes, although with only four buttons instead of the usual five on the console guitars. Guitar Hero: On Tour will feature 5 venues, 6 playable characters, and the usual clothing, guitars and accessories.

'The Guild 2' to Get A Second Expansion

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD is now working on the new add-on for The Guild 2, which will take the player away from the Northern regions and into the most fascinating city of the 15th century: Venice. Built on more than hundred islands and popular for the gondoliers with their famous songs, Venice is still the pearl of the Adriatic Sea.

'Drone Tactics' (NDS) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Crysis' - v1.21 Hotfix Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of an alien invasion. This v1.21 hotfix addresses the known security hole in the game code which causes client and server crashes.

'Bionic Commando' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Street Fighter' Movie's Star-Studded Cast Expands

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While we already knew Smallville actress Kristen Kreuk signed on to play Chun-Li, Capcom revealed today that Michael Clark Duncan (Sin City, The Green Mile, Star Trek) has been cast as Balrog, Neal McDonough (Band of Brothers, Flags of Our Fathers, Boomtown) will be main villain M. Bison, Chris Klein (We Were Soldiers, American Pie) is Charlie Nash, while Taboo of Black Eyed Peas has signed on to play Vega. The film is scheduled for a 2009 worldwide release.

'Halo 3' (X360) Legendary Map Pack Arrives in April - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft and Bungie announced that April 15 will mark the release of the next wave of Halo 3 downloadable content on Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points. The Legendary Map Pack will introduce three new maps to the title’s multiplayer experience, Ghost Town, Avalanche, and one map yet to be revealed.

'Obscure: The Aftermath' (PS2/Wii/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | 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.

'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | 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.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 9:19 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:

'Big Bang Mini' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games announced Big Bang Mini, a fireworks-based shooter centered around filling the night sky with brilliant bursts of fireworks to take out encroaching enemies.

'Overclocked: A History of Violence' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overclocked, developed by House of Tales team, known for The Moment of Silence, is a psychological thriller which uses many technical innovations and a surprising narrative approach to form an eerily real gaming experience.

'Empire of Sports' 15,000 Players Allowed in for Testing - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sport, designed to allow players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.

'Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin' Now Called 'Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis' - Screen

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis, the fourth title in the adventure series from Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes receives a strange letter signed by Arsène Lupin, aka the king of thieves, challenging Holmes to prevent him from various robberies in London, with the purpose of humiliating England itself.

PS2 Preview - 'Persona 3: FES'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 19, 2008 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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!

'The Sims 3' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What if you had to live your whole life in one location … and then one day, suddenly, you could step outside and go anywhere in the whole neighborhood? The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

'Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift will introduce newcomers to an engaging turn-based, grid-oriented battle system as they embark on a journey through the vibrant world of Ivalice, and make new discoveries alongside the hero in this lighthearted adventure.

'Viking: Battle For Asgard' (PS3/X360) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Viking: Battle For Asgard, developed by The Creative Assembly, is a hack'n slasher where you, as Skarin, a new iconic gaming hero, get to experience the violent yet spectacular world of the Vikings and their gods.

'Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals continues the story of Rallen and Jeena, interplanetary patrol officers who discover, excavate, awaken and train mysterious fossilized creatures known as Spectrobes and then use them to battle enemies. The story surrounds the origins of mysterious portals that lead to distant dimensions.

'Kingdom Under Fire II' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blueside has teamed up with Phantagram to co-develop a true sequel to Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders and KUF: Heroes. Kingdom Under Fire II will be an MMOARTS and have a new story line, new characters/NPCs, and promises a shocking ending.

Eve Online Elects First Virtual Governing Body

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eve Online developer CCP has announced the formation of the Council of Stellar Management (CSM), the first democratically-elected governing body in a virtual world.

dtp Becomes Official Xbox 360 Publisher

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

dtp announced that Microsoft awarded the Hamburg-based publisher the status of 3rd party publisher for Xbox 360, the first project will be announced in the near future.

'Warhammer: Battle March' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An expansion to Warhammer: Mark of Chaos for the PC, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March builds upon the game's tactical foundation to offer new units for each army as well as an original campaign and new online modes. The Xbox 360 version will be a standalone game and also include the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos.

Sony Adds 20 Players to PSP's Internet Radio

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today released 20 additional players for its recently launched Internet Radio feature on PSP, offering something for every music lover, with more specific genres such as ‘80s, Classical, British, and J-Pop.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3 Publisher's Dark Sector, developer by Digital Extremes, thrusts players into the role of an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret.

'BAJA' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by the founding members of the MX vs. ATV franchise, BAJA is scheduled to bring revolutionary physics and vast open racing worlds combining the best elements of the real-world sport with the right balance of arcade fun as it challenges players to build the ultimate off-road machine and conquer vast, unforgiving terrain.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' to Add Punkbuster Support

by Rainier on March 19, 2008 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. While Kaos Studios is working on the v1.02 patch, it also revealed that it would integrate Punkbuster support into Frontlines in one of the future patches.

Wii Review - 'Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 19, 2008 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a fully animated interactive adventure, allowing players will step into the shiny wingtips of Harvey Birdman, a third-rate superhero turned third-rate defense attorney charged with exonerating parodied classic cartoon characters.