The demise of the SEGA Rally series doesn't mean the end of racing games for SEGA, there is still the anime/drifting inspired Initial D franchise, under development for the PS3 as Initial D: Extreme Stage, although currently only scheduled for release in Japan.
Today's Big Story
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:
- Euro Truck Simulator - Trailer
- Baja [ALL] - Developer Diary #2
- Project Origin [ALL] - Blood Comparison Trailer
- TrackMania United Forever - Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Gothic 4 is set 10 years after the last installment and situated on multiple southern islands, each with unique flora & fauna according to various climate zones. The game will feature a day & night cycle, changing weather, and depending on the time of day altering spell casting abilities. Oddly enough 'market research' revealed that Europeans prefer muted and gritty colors, while Americans prefer bright and beautiful, so JoWood plans to release it with two different color palettes. Go figure!
Castle Crashers is a four-player game for the Xbox Live Arcade, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Originally scheduled for release last year, when Microsoft decided to increase the Xbox Live Arcade allowed file size, The Behemoth decided to delay the game in order to add even more content.
With only two months to go until 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit kickoff, the ESA said with early RSVPs they were going to meet their attendance goal of 4,000 individuals, and released the full roster of exhibitors currently scheduled to participate.
MadWorld is a third-person action game that has a unique black & white style depicting a sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3-D worlds, mixing irreverent humor and over-the-top violence. If you haven't yet, check out last week's preview...
The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced that the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, will speak at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit on Wed., July 16.
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.
The C&C series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. As the expansion pack to C&C 3 Tiberium Wars, this RTS game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign. EA has released details what to expect in the first patch, which is still a few weeks out ..
Precursors, developed by Boiling Point's Deep Shadow, is a sci-fi action game that leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.
Paradox Interactive has signed Mount & Blade, a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. TaleWorlds has released a new beta demo for its action/RPG, offering bug fixes and other enhancements.
Virtual pet owners will be introduced to an assortment of city and country animals looking for a special place to call home. To earn the animals trust and friendship, players will need to walk, feed, clean, play, and bond with their new friends.
City Interactive appointed Gabriel Del Castillo to the position of CEO Americas and Lisa Rivera as Vice President Sales North America as part of the company’s plans to expand into North and Latin American markets. The company will launch its PC adventure game Art of Murder: FBI Confidential and Code of Honor 2, a first-person shooter for the PC, later this summer.
C&C: Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to a breathtaking alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign while bringing back the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.
Mabinogi features an action-packed combat system based on strategy and skill. You can make your character stand out with endless head-to-toe customization possibilities and immerse yourself in a fantasy world teeming with opportunity and adventure. Mabinogi expands with Generation 2: Paladin adding a new town, as well as new quests, dungeons and monsters.
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, will be a comic adventure game, the first chapter of the planned episodic series which will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho.
The 'Rock the Lake' Guitar Hero III tournament will offer more than $20,000 in cash and prizes to participants including a $10,000 grand prize for the tournament winner. Registration for the one-day tournament is free with a limit of 2,500 competitors.
Gumboy Tournament is an arcade game that combines single player, multiplayer and team-match – all in one. Once again the player can explore many fantasy levels, great graphics, a lot of environment interaction and light and particle effects. Finally you can compete against your friends over the net or even just on a computer without internet.
Positech Games' Democracy 2 puts you in the position of the leader of a new government, tasked with running the country, and keeping the electorate happy in the run up to each election.
Pirates: The Key of Dreams is a frantic nautical shoot-em-up. Sail your way across the Caribbean, cannons blazing, looting booty, running blockades, and ultimately, battling Blackbeard himself.
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift turns your NDS into a tactical battlefield where you can take control of a clan of fighters, mages and more. Summon mighty Scions and Espers to overcome the challenges that await, fulfill your destiny and return home victorious!
Atari's Driving Theory Training is 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.
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:
In the final chapter of the trilogy, players find Sypro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master’s (voiced by Mark Hamill) evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks.
Today Nintendo added a classic and two WiiWare titles to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Critter Round-Up, Star Soldier R, and SKYKID.
Previously set to expire over the weekend, EA today that it has extended its tender offer for all of the currently outstanding shares of common stock of Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. to Monday, June 16, 2008, unless further extended.
Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma, whose rage against those who wronged her triggered a chain of events that have spiraled completely out of control, now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable.
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Funcom announced that the DirectX 10 version of the game will not ship with the initial launch this week, to give the team more time to add extra features.
Based on Dreamworks' upcoming CG-animated comedy about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, Po (voiced by Jack Black), who must somehow become a Kung Fu Master in order to save the Valley of Peace from a villainous snow leopard, Tai Lung.
Xtreme Duck Hunting is a 3D game with duck and wild boar hunting, target objects, animated landscapes and many weapons.
Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind.
GGL and SCEA have teamed up to bring you an Official Warhawk Team Tournament, where the top squad can win Warhawk Limited Edition Statues from Gentle Giants Studios (ARV $50 each) and a tournament exclusive in-game special weapon called the Champion’s Blade!
SS3: Arms For Victory is the 3rd installment in the RTS franchise, adding interface innovations, huge troop numbers and enormous map designs demonstrating that size does matter. The free Ardennes Offensive add-on features two multiplayer maps, a new campaign (2 missions) and one additional standalone mission.
Battlefield Heroes is an all-new Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to an all new mass audience, featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play. Earlier this month the beta test was delayed, but you can now sign up after all.
by Brad Hilderbrand on May 19, 2008 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Mario and his beloved pals make a spectacular return in Mario Kart Wii, providing the most action-packed, adrenaline-filled racing fun ever seen in the series. Players have to master a host of 16 new tracks in addition to 16 classic tracks from previous Mario Kart games.
Downstream Panic! is an unpredictable, fast-paced, tactical puzzle-action that places players in the position of a sea-creature preservationist out to save the world from a fantastic cyclone that has blasted the world's fish into the Earth's atmosphere.
Penny Arcade Expo is a three-day celebration of games and gamer culture. The festival includes an exhibition floor filled with playable builds of upcoming tabletop, console, and computer games; a conference program of game-industry speakers on gaming topics; music concerts; freeplay areas; industry parties; game tournaments and more.