Afrika is a next-gen game for the PS3 featuring faithful replications of much of Africa's flora and fauna. Currently scheduled for release in Japan sometime in August, there is no confirmation, or details, about a European/North American release.
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Requiem: Bloodymare is a new MMO, designed for a mature audience, blending elements of horror, fantasy and sci-fi while introducing a world where the misuse of science and magic has warped the natural world into a twisted vision of death.
Chocobos are probably one of the most recognizable characters of the Final Fantasy universe, and that is why Square Enix decided to give the yellow featherlings their own RPG. In Chocobo's Dungeon some dark power has stolen your friends' memories and you need to retrieve their identities.
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:
- City Life 2008 Edition - Trailer #3
- Final Fantasy IV [NDS] - Trailer (3)
- Civilization Revolution [ALL] - Trailer #2
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
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. With the v1.1.0 patch released yesterday, Kaos Studios revealed the next update will include a new 'Conquer' mode, and new maps.
THQ's Saints Row 2, using Volition's open-world engine, offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.
Earlier this week we revealed From Software's latest installment in the Tenchu franchise. At a conference in Japan it was disclosed that Ubisoft will publish Tenchu 4, which will see the return of the two main characters, Rikimaru et Ayame, tasked with investigating the disappearance of Gouda Matsunoshin's daughter Kiku. More infiltration, more environmental interaction, combos, and of course use of the Wiimore for aiming at the screen.
Beijing 2008: the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will be an authentic simulation of over 35 events from the upcoming Olympic Games and will allow gamers to experience the thrill of competing in many of the official venues.
Mirror's Edge, developed by EA DICE's Stockholm, is a revolutionary new take on the First Person Action Adventure category. You are part of an underground group of concerned citizens who, not relying on technology, use runners to relay messages. In a recent interview EA producer Owen O'Brien says "To be very honest, I'm a big Joss Whedon fan, and a lot of the things in the story of the game came from Firefly [tv series] and Serenity [movie]."
The Political Machine 2008 is a strategy game that lets gamers take a shot at running for President, allowing you to design a candidate or choose a pre-existing one and campaign across the country against either a human opponent or a computer controlled opponent.
To celebrate the anniversary of D-Day, Tripwire Interactive is putting the Steam version of its multiplayer FPS Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 on sale for the weekend (until Monday June 9th 2008) from the usual $19.99 to a $4.99.
EVE Online: The Empyrean Age is a free expansion pack that will introduce a faction ranking system, new militias being mustered, fresh agents pertaining to the massive conflicts, a dynamic new structure of system occupancy, details on hidden deadspace complexes and a whole new region in space, "Black Rise."
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven series with a comic spin based on Matt and Mike Chapman's online animated series. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use/abuse of inventory items. Telltale's Brett Tosti revealed that Strong Bad, originally planned for June, is now scheduled for July.
Mario Super Sluggers blends richly interactive baseball action with eccentric characters and elements (Princess Peach, Wario, Bowser, Shy Guy, Baby Mario, Koopa Troopa, Donkey Kong, etc.) from across the popular Mario universe. Players can swing the wireless Wiimote just like a real bat or wave it toward the plate to deliver a masterful pitch.
Fans awaiting the first portable version of Guitar Hero will finally get the chance to rock out with a sneak preview of Guitar Hero: On Tour on June 14 (12 noon – 4 pm) during Toys 'R' Us' exclusive 'First to Play' event nationwide.
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:
Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which will debut for the PS3 and X360, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.
MTV and Harmonix announced that the next addition to the Rock Band Music Store will be tracks from MTV2’s Circuit Breakout band contest winners The Material, The Myriad and Them Terribles. Additionally, the northeastern England post-punk revival band Maxïmo Park will make their North American single debut with 'Girls Who Play Guitars' as downloadable content for Rock Band.
Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Namco Bandai's Soulcalibur IV. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience. Namco Bandai revealed the Secret Apprentice from Lucasarts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed will be included on both platforms.
Packed with new and classic, circuit and drift race cars players will compete in urban street races, as well as conquer official racetracks and championships over three continents. GRID will not only be adapted to include Japanese speech and text throughout, but will also come with Codemasters' previous racing title DiRT.
TNA stands for Total Nonstop Action, so you can expect TNA iMPACT! to be more extreme and action-packed than competing WWE titles. TNA has a few little tweaks compared to regular wrestling, such as a six-sided arena, with game modes involving a cage and race for the belt.
Microsoft has recruited id Software, Nerve Software, Splash Damage and Activision for its newest online offensive: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Live Weekend 2008, a 72-hour play-and-win sweepstakes full of games and prizes beginning on Friday, June 6 at 12:01 a.m. EDT through Sunday, June 8 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers.
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II. In a recent interview, Gearbox's Randy Pitchford revealed that a demo release is planned, although whether that would be before or after the game's launch was not decided yet.
The multi-tasking mayhem ensues, as Majesco and Gogii Games today announced Babysitting Mania for NDS. Based on the hit PC simulation, Babysitting Mania challenges players to manage unruly kids, lists of chores and out-of-control houses without losing their cool.
BattleGoat Studios' Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. This third developer diary gives us an overview of the hotspots and formations.
In Soul Bubbles the player controls a young shaman apprentice, who is entrusted with saving lost “souls” and guiding them to safety. He must protect these fragile beings from the hostile and dangerous world around them, and he does this by creating protective bubbles to keep the spirits safe.
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. This Fallout 3 Survival Edition includes a life-size replica of the wrist-mounted Pip-Boy 3000, and all of the items included in the Fallout 3 Collector's Edition.
As a member of a black ops unit, your mission in Vampire Rain is to secretly eliminate a growing population of deadly vampires known as Nightwalkers. Vampire Rain: Altered Species features extra bonus levels, revamped animations, character interactions, and multiplayer.
2K Sports announced that 11-time NBA All-Star and 2008 Defensive Player of the Year Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics will be featured as the cover athlete and spokesman for this year's basketball video game, NBA 2K9.
Powered by an enhanced proprietary Essence Engine 2.0, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will take players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-operative multiplayer campaign.
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. Using the game's simulation engine, EA Sports was able to test all 16 teams in the competition and determine that Portugal would come out on top.
by Reggie Carolipio on June 6, 2008 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
In Speed Racer, based on the upcoming film by the Wachowski brothers, where players will be able to take on the role of the characters from the film, getting behind the wheels of each character's signature vehicles to experience firsthand the film's high-adrenaline, combative racing style.
Step into the world of Too Human, Silicon Knights' third-person epic action game. As the cybernetic god Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind.
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.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of WWII. Players can participate in some of the most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of 50+ missions.
1C Company announced the development of two brand new console games to be released in 2008-2009, the first cross-platform games from 1C to be developed and published worldwide. Captain Blood is a pirate adventure with combat on land and the high seas, and IL-2: Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is a brand-new console version of the acclaimed combat flight simulator.
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. Having sold 400k units in a few days, topping the charts in various countries, it is no surprise that it now has surpassed the "One Million Copies Shipped" milestone, in less than three weeks after it launched.
Captain Blood is an action/rpg, based on the novels by Rafael Sabatini about the notorious Captain Blood. You assume the role of brave and noble pirate captain, Peter Blood, and follow his intriguing and amazing adventures in 1685 on the Spanish Main.