Various Game Trailers #1299

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 11:17 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:

  • Fable 2 [X360] - Video Diary Episode #5
  • Viking: Battle For Asgard [PS3/X360] - Launch Trailer
  • Dark Sector [PS3/X360] - Jackal Trailer
  • Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit [PS3/X360] - Trailer #3
  • EndWar [PS3/X360] - Trailer #3
  • Age of Conan [X360/PC] - Developer Diary Trailer #5


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

Ubisoft Planning Tom Clancy MMO

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 6:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today Ubisoft revealed it had acquired the full license to the Tom Clancy name, including movies, books etc... This afternoon a conference call was organized in which Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that the move was to clear the way for a Tom Clancy MMO, and by acquiring the full rights it would no longer have to pay royalties, the main reason why they had not gone forward with such a project before. While no details were revealed the Tom Clancy MMO will have a budget of $40/50 million.

'Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII' (PSP) - 112 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII takes fans on an exciting journey through the origin of the FFVII saga in an all-new action-packed experience, featuring inspiring visuals, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an engaging battle system.

'WorldShift' Gets A Collector's Edition

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 5:45 p.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. The Collector's Edition will include the game, manual, CD with the soundtrack, art book, but game themed mousepad, linyard, sticker, and gameposter, all wrapped in a special box.

'Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Battle Rage' Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. While details on the game are still slim, we now know that the franchise returns to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai.

PlayStation Store Gets Rock Band Tracks, Demos and Trailers

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with demos for Condemned 2: Bloodshot and SEGA Superstars Tennis, the Rock Band: Earache Thrashpack (At the Gates' Blinded by Fear, The Haunted's D.O.A. and Evile's Thrasher, $1.99/$5.49). There is also downloadable content for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08 (new courses and a the ability to max out your original Game Face golfer’s skills). Apart from that there are a slew of new game/movie trailers, Flat Out: Head On Demo PSP demo, and the usual wallpaper/themes.

'Monster Madness: Grave Danger' (PS3) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness: Grave Danger follows in the footsteps of Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia with 4 player co-op gameplay, an all new polished look and a number of new/improved features. Based on fan feedback from the original every Zombie, Werewolf and Vampire has been recalled to square one.

'Bully: Scholarship Edition' (Wii/X360) Freezing/Framerate Patch on Xbox Live

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bully: Scholarship Edition tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Eight new missions, four new classes, new unlockable items & clothing, new two-player offline minigames, new awards and Achievements. As promised, Rockstar has released a patch to fix the freezing and framerate drop issues with the X360 edition of Bully.

'Galactic Dream: Rage Of War' - v1.2 Demo/Retail Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Dream: Rage of War it's a 3D strategy game in real time in which you gather resources, build facilities in space and train star-ships with the final purpose of decimating your enemies.

'Stargate Worlds' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain.

'Imagine Rock Star' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's Imagine Rock Star, the sixth game in the Imagine line-up, dedicated to girls ages 6 to 14, allows the young girl to form her dream band and become a music legend. Climb the charts with your chic bandmates through music, fashion and fun.

Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Built from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions' bleeding-edge Frostbite game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge.

Midway CEO David F. Zucker Resigns

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After its executive VP recently resigned and with the inability to stop the losses from mounting, CEO David F. Zucker has decided to call it quits and quietly resigned. Midway has appointed Matt Booty as Interim CEO while the Board of Directors searches for a new Chief Executive Officer and President.

Playlogic Entertainment Secures $7 Million in Private Funding

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent publisher Playlogic Entertainment announced that it has successfully closed $3 million in equity ($1.00 per share) and $4 million in loan through a Private Placement. The new funds are meant to improve Playlogic's working capital and equity position and to allow it to execute its business plan and adhere to release schedules for the year 2008.

'Windchaser' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Windchaser, start-up studio Chimera Entertainment's first real-time tactical game, you assume leadership of one of Ensai’s guilds and take command of one of the mighty sailing ships that serve as mobile headquarters.

'Driving Theory Training' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari UK announced Driving Theory Training, an NDS exclusive title giving players the unique opportunity to revise, practice and take virtual tests on driving theory and Highway Code whilst on the move.

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Adds Steamworks Functionality

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive have updated its WWII multiplayer FPS Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 with support for Steamworks, adding online matchmaking services, including integration of the Steam Server Browser, the Friends' "Join Game" functionality (for use in and out of game), as well as support for player and viewable server stats.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3' (PS2) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 adds new innovative features, enhancements and customization options to the franchise. Battle through 20 unique stages using more than 40 of the most loved and feared characters from the animation phenomenon. Unleash the hidden chakra from within and experience the best yet from the series.

Ubisoft Acquires Full Rights to Tom Clancy Name

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it has concluded an agreement with Mr. Tom Clancy to acquire all intellectual property rights to the Tom Clancy name, on a perpetual basis and free of all related future royalty payments, for use in video games and ancillary products including related books, movies and merchandising products.

'So Blonde' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Two Worlds: The Temptation' (X360/PC) Delayed - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place shortly after the events portrayed in the first Two Worlds, The Temptation takes place in Eastern Antaloor, in the regions surrounding Oswaroh and the Drak’ar Desert. Featuring more intricate missions, improved voice-overs and animations, retooled horseback riding, completely revamped combat, and a new game engine.

'Iron Man' (ALL) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Man, an explosive third-person action shooter game that pits one of the world’s most renowned Super Heroes against unspeakable odds, draws its story from the upcoming movie while also incorporating story elements from original Iron Man comic books. Robert Downey Jr., Terence Howard and Shaun Toub will reprise their onscreen roles.

'Numen: Contest of Heroes' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Numen: Contest of Heroes is an action/RPG that will plunge the player deep into the amazing world of Greek mythology, the realm of almighty gods, brave heroes, fabulous creatures, and great deeds.

Viva Media Signs 'The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure'

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Immortals of Terra is an epic space adventure set in 1346 New Galactic Era, 4934 AD, starring Perry Rhodan. This breathtaking story takes the player from the very top of a majestic floating palace, through the midst of intergalactic intrigue, to deep below the surface of incredible alien worlds.

'Salvation' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Salvation is a third-person shooter game set in the near-future where the world government has staged Judgment Day, replicated Christ and Antichrist in order to kill them off and assume ultimate power. Any dissidents are killed or sent to a cybernetic virtual Hell, causing a human to suffer unbearably.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Update to Add In-Game Music Store

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the release of a software update this week which features the new in-game Rock Band Music Store, allowing players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.

'Ship Simulator 2008: New Horizons' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive and VSTEP's next incarnation for their Ship Simulator franchise: the official Ship Simulator 2008 add-on: New Horizons, adding eight new vessels, 20 all new missions and free roaming multiplayer mode.

PC Review - 'The Experiment'

by Reggie Carolipio on March 20, 2008 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Experiment, known in Europe as Experience112, is a new 3D graphic adventure where you guide Léa Nichols, sole survivor on board of an infected cargo ship, escape by means of the surveillance system. Monitor, control and guide her movement towards freedom, but above all, the truth.

'Guitar Hero: On Tour' (NDS) Officially Announced

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed yesterday, for the first time handheld gamers will have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Activision's upcoming Guitar Hero: On Tour offering the most diverse set list of master tracks ever offered in a Guitar Hero game, including classic rock, alternative and pop favorites such as Nirvana, OK Go and No Doubt.

'The Sims 3' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 5:54 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!

Gibson Sues Retailers Over 'Guitar Hero' Patent Infringement

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, Activision filed a preemptive lawsuit against Gibson regarding a patent violation claimed by the guitar maker, after it had been a partner for three years. Activision now revealed that the argument has spilled over into retail, as Gibson is trying to block stores from selling the franchise. "Our Guitar Hero retailing partners have done nothing wrong. We will confront this and any other efforts by Gibson to wrongfully interfere with Activision's relationship with its customers and its consumers."

'SBK-08 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean's fast paced racing game SBK-08 Superbike World Championship, developed by Milestone, is the officially licensed WSBK, and will storm the next-gen consoles with brand new features and enhancements.

'Fable 2' (X360) Connects With Two More Xbox Live Arcade Titles

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At GDC 08 Lionhead's Peter Molyneux revealed Carbonated Games' crabs & roulette game Keystone would allow gamers to gain a head start on earning currency for use in Fable 2. During Major Nelson's latest podcast Molyneux revealed Wizard's Tower and Mage Dice are another two titles from the same developer that will allow gamers to make extra coin. He also revealed that everything in the game can be bought, houses, dungeons, castles, unlocking quests along the way, and as you own more property you will gain ranks from mayor to king of Albion.

'Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars' (NDS) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 4:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars is an exciting new baseball title that will put fans into the action like never before, offering fans of all ages a wildly fun experience featuring starting lineups from all 30 MLB clubs, a variety of exhibition and tournament modes, All-Star training mini-games, along with fantasy-themed baseball stadiums.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 4:50 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:

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take inspiration from competing in the world's most exciting racing cars on legendary circuits and iconic city streets and then get creative with the most powerful track editor in portable gaming, and set to offer the most complete pick-up-and-play pocket racing package, complete with stunning visuals.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) Variety Map Pack Details & Dated

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision and Infinity Ward are planning a new offensive with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition and the downloadable Variety Map Pack (800 MS Points), a series of new multiplayer maps, both scheduled for release on April 3.

'The Golden Horde' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Golden Horde, using Ancient Wars: Sparta's AWE engine, is a historical 3D RTS based on real events that took place at the beginning of XII century, the times of mighty warriors and military leaders whose power and daring instilled courage in common soldiers.

ESA Foundation Offers Scholarships for Future Game Developers

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With entertainment software holding its place as one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. economy and becoming a new field of study at colleges and universities, the ESA Foundation has established a scholarship program to help train and educate the next generation of video game developers and designers.

PS3 Firmware Update to Add New Blu-ray Features

by Rainier on March 20, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced that the v2.20 PS3 firmware update, slated for release in late March, will add Blu-ray Disc Profile 2.0 or BD-LIVE, enabling PS3 owners to experience interactive features (such as downloadable video content, ringtones, games, etc...), the ability to copy photo and music playlists from PS3 to PSP, and many other new features.