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Various Game Trailers #1303

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 7:00 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:

  • Jumpgate Evolution - Trailer (2)
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue [PS3] - Trailer (3)
  • Viking: Battle for Asgard - Dev. Diary Trailer #4
  • C&C 3: Kane's Wrath [X360/PC] - Launch Trailer
  • Gears of War 2 [X360] - GDC 08 Teaser Trailer
  • Unreal Engine 3 - GDC 08 Tech Demo


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

'Warhawk - Operation: Broken Mirror' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 6:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Europe announced a new Warhawk expansion pack going by the name of Operation: Broken Mirror. The new expansion pack will arrive on the PSN in April at a price of £3.99 and bring with it the new Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), which comes in two forms, and seven arenas of the new Vaporfield Glacier.

'UEFA EURO 2008' (ALL) Demo No Longer Available

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take on the challenge of leading one of over 50 European national teams and play as your favorite country from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the European Soccer Championship tournament with UEFA EURO 2008. This demo lets you play a match between England and Germany.

UPDATE: Turns out EA provided us with a corrupt demo, so we removed it until a proper version is provided.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where huge conglomerates, including those in the Middle East and South America, fight for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries.

Majesco Bringing Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam and SPY Fox to the Wii

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco has signed an agreement with Humongous to develop point-and-click style adventure based on its popular characters Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam and SPY Fox.

'Pacific Storm: Allies' - v1.52 UK Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pacific Storm: Allies brings new units to construct, new historical locations to visit and a brand new version of the engine that brings better graphics than ever. This patch (for the UK edition of the game only) resolves various crashes to desktop, save files errors and improves performance.

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

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 3:34 p.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.

'Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE' - v2.10.05 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | 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. This update adjust some config settings, tweaks multiplayer, and fixes a few minor gfx and joysticks issues.

'Z.A.P.' Gets Some InstantAction - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 3:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Z.A.P. each player pilots a spaceship through a vibrant top-down maze in a variety of rapid fire team games. Modes include Capture the Flag, Hunters, Zone Control, Retrieve, and the "every man for himself" annihilation of Z.A.P. Match. The game demands lightning reflexes and strategic team play.

'Blue Dragon' (X360) Soundtrack At Retail

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blue Dragon is an RPG that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends who create and develop their combat styles by utilizing different types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic. The 2 disc soundtrack album is now available at US retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works label , its digital download service and on iTunes.

'Halo 3' (X360) 3rd Legendary Map Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft and Bungie's Legendary Map Pack will introduce three new maps to the title’s multiplayer experience, previously revealed Ghost Town, Avalanche, and the 3rd map is Blackout, a remake of Halo 2's Lockout.

Netflix Using Xbox 360 to Bring Movies to Your TV?

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A recent survey conducted by Netflix asked its members about their interest in the ability to stream movies to their TVs by using Microsoft's Xbox 360. While the online rentail outlet did not confirm an impending agreement with the Redwood software giant, earlier this year it already teamed up with LG Electronics to develop a set-top box to stream HD movies to TVs, and it is no secret that the Microsoft is always interested in expanding its movie library on Xbox Marketplace.

'Dracula Origin' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares' Dracula Origin is a gothic adventure game, where you, as Professor Van Helsing, are devoted to the elimination of Dracula. Preventing Dracula from finding and using the antediluvian manuscript; you must help everyone who crossed paths with the count and refused to serve him.

'America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch)' - v2.8.3.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The US Army has released a new version for America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch). This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v2.8.3.1, and was created to address a few minor issues prior to the next release of America's Army.

'Operation Darkness' (X360) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' Operation Darkness is an epic fantasy WWII turn-based strategy game from Metal Saga developers Success. Set during WW2 you are part of an special ops team tasked with tracking down Hitler, featuring multiple scenarios, mixing historical events with fiction.

'Earthrise' Integrates GFx Engine

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Masthead Studios announced that it has integrated Scaleform's hardware-accelerated user interface (UI) and scalable vector graphics GFx engine into its post-apocalyptic MMO, Earthrise, to provide accelerated UI production and an immersive cinematic UI experience.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Advances in gameplay and the addition of new elements will make Disciples III richer and more interesting. The visual design follows the original ominous and gloomy style of the Disciples world, but now the entire game environment and every individual unit is in full 3D.

'Zombie BBQ' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombie BBQ is a shooter where you have to move forward by shooting down every living (or dying) creature in your path! Use the arsenal of weapons at your disposal to do away with the savage hoards of zombies. Shoot, blast, massacre, bombard and burn your enemies to the bone with a touch of your stylus on the console screen.

NCsoft Licenses Unreal Engine 3 For Two Unannounced MMORPGs

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft announced that it has reinforced its relationship with Epic Games by licensing Unreal Engine 3 to develop two unannounced, top-tier massively multiplayer online games.

'Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge, previously known as JAZZ: Hired Guns, is a game that best describes the life of risk and danger that you’ll lead in this action-packed turn-based tactical game where you’ll be in control of leading a group of seasoned mercenaries through the African countryside.

'Savage 2: A Tortured Soul' Gets First Content Update

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games announced a massive and completely free content update for its MMORTS/FPS Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, level armor progression, full clan implementation, community created maps, commander VoIP, new unit, refined EFX/sound, some balance tweaks, minor bug fixes, and plenty more ...

'Yakuza 2 ' (PS2) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 3rd person action adventure Yakuza 2 features enhanced combat, larger environments and a thrilling storyline continuing a year after Yakuza ended. Yakuza 2 will plunge players deeper into the world of Japan’s notorious underground organisation, where honour and respect are not earned easily.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.4.0 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.4.0 patch adds the new The Sunwell Isle are with a new quest hub and 5-player and 25-player instances, as well as the usual slew of bug/crash fixes and gameplay tweaks.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) Variety Map Pack Also Coming to PS3/PC

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 6:56 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. Infinity Ward revealed that PS3 owners will also get the map pack somewhere late May, and while there are no details about bringing it to PC available yet, logistics are being worked out on how to make that happen.

'The Abbey' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Abbey takes adventure fans to the gloomy world of the Middle Ages. An old abbey is the scene of a series of mysterious murders, and you, in the role of the Grand Inquisitor Leonardo and his assistant Bruno, are tasked is to shed light on the mystery.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 6:03 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:

'Bus Driver' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bus Driver is a realistic simulation of a bus driver's duty, offering over ten different kinds of buses to drive, an expansive city environment with various districts, and over two dozen routes with varying weather conditions set at differing times of day.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for download and on Blu-ray, sporting improved AI, and for the first time include multiplayer up to 16 cars, with integrated with online features, such as a profile editor and an online event calendar. The North American soundtrack will feature Weezer, Mars Volta, DJ Shadow and other various other artists...

'One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Ep. 1' (Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's next installment in the One Piece Unlimited franchise is already well under way. While details about One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Ep. 1 are slim, several characters will return from the Unlimited Adventure, while the Wiimote will be used for fighting and fishing alike.

Gearbox Software Signs In-Game Ads Deal With Double Fusion

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Double Fusion and Gearbox Software announced that they have entered into an advertising partnership which will provide Gearbox with technology to support dynamic advertising in upcoming Gearbox games, and will represent both dynamic advertising and integrated sponsorship opportunities in those games.

'Last Flight' (Wii) Revealed - Screen

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last Flight is a new Wiiware title where you play Larry Adelman, a culinary critic who has to fight blood-sucking vampire/zombies (no, not snakes) on a plane. The beat-'em-up title sports cel-shaded graphics. You must cleave your way through hordes of enemies and use the environment to create stakes (max. 4), or slap them around with a whip.

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) Nearing Completion with 100+ Hours, 200 Endings

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. In a recent podcast with OXM, Fallout 3 executive producer Todd Howard revealed that the original 12 endings grew to over 200, and the game time exploded from 20-40 hours to over 100.

'The Sky Crawlers' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai is working on a Wii exclusive action/flight sim game, 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.

PS3 Review - 'MLB 08 The Show'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 25, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The SCEA San Diego Studios development team went into this season looking to build upon the history and success of the franchise, by raising the level of authenticity and realism, and creating the perfect blend of features and unique gameplay opportunities.

'Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

Sony Rolls Out v2.20 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, SCEA has rolled out the v2.20 PS3 firmware update, adding 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.

'Darwinia' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade?

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining fast paced action with strategic battle planning, Darwinia features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, an '80s retro classics graphical style, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world. According an updated ESRB listing, UK developer Introversion is bringing its strategy game to Xbox Live Arcade (thanks Shack).

'Ford Racing Off Road' (PSP/PS2/Wii/PC) Gets Pushed Back

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ford Racing Off Road takes the franchise away from the tracks and urban streets of its predecessors to rugged and tough terrain for the very first time, introducing the prestigious Land Rover brand, which, like Ford, has a long heritage of producing pioneering off road vehicles. Originally scheduled for March 21, FROR is now scheduled for May 25, 2008.

'Maximum-Football 2' - v2.20 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maximum-Football 2.0 allows players to experience the thrill of managing a team in any league from pee-wee to all-pro. This v2.20 brings plenty of improvements and enhancements in areas like editing, managing and combining playbooks, improved quick simulation features, new trackable statistics, and much more.