Empire: Total War, the new installment in The Creative Assembly’s Total War RTS franchise, will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series.
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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:
- Vigilante 8: Arcade [XBLA] - Teaser Trailer
- Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe [PS3/X360] - Trailer #2
- Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars [Wii] - Trailer
- Crazy Mini Golf [Wii] - Trailer
- Too Human [X360] - E3 2008 Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
The latest Game Informer issue reveals the first details on Raven/id Software's new Wolfenstein. Set during WWII, the Nazis are once again experimenting with occult powers, fueled by a parallel dimension/alternative reality of the city called The Shroud. B.J. Blazkowicz returns, and to measure up he now also has supernatural powers, and on occasion the AI controlled resistance will back him up. The game is set in one large city, with new section unlocking as you complete missions and quests.
Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods.
While Microsoft still denies anything related to a motion sensor controller, 3rd party manufacturer Motus Games revealed Darwin, its 2 piece motion-controlled X360 controller. While it does not use infrared like Nintendo's device, the Darwin does use an array of sensors allowing it to detect movement. According to Motus Games' Satayan Mahajan official announcements are to be made by console-makers, so maybe we'll get confirmation next week at E3, in the meantime check out some trailers to see it in action.
Two Worlds is an RPG featuring thrilling fight choreographies, gripping characters and realistic worlds, linking the cinematic story with maximum gaming freedom in a medieval fantasy world. Two Worlds: Epic Edition contains the original game and the add-ons Tainted Blood and Curse of Souls, putting the world of Antaloor and countless hours of adventuring into one tremendous package.
Certain Affinity's Age of Booty is a casual, real-time pirate-themed multiplayer strategy game that puts you at the helm of your own pirate ship with the goal of sending your enemies to the briny deep, and looting/capturing towns for your pirate faction.
KingsIsle Entertainment's Wizard101 is an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters.
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. Last month THQ issued a patch for Frontlines enabling all maps for 50 players, and today the first of five new maps has been released.
Starring action star and famous gamer Vin Diesel, Wheelman will take you on a white knuckle thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona. Featuring car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences, Wheelman will deliver powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline.
Hellgate: London is an first-person perspective RPG with a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, introducing a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive. Even though Flagship received extra funding earlier this year, layoffs at some of its studios have been confirmed, but a rumor started by Korean publisher Hanbitsoft that it is taking over the IP is being categorically denied as "an outright lie."
Zubo is a music-based rhythm-action game featuring a unique set of characters. Players enter the world of Zubalon to help the colorful and zany inhabitants, the Zubos, defeat an evil force which is bent on world domination.
Independent strategy, simulation and role-playing developer Tilted Mill Entertainment (known for SimCity Societies and Caesar IV) announced Hinterland, a game where you loot, level and build mixed with fast paced RPG combat and strategic base building!
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, SC IV will be the definitive fighting game experience.
Marvelous Entertainment USA and XSEED Games announced its E3 plans and lineup of games for the NDS, Wii and PSP, which includes titles like Rune Factory: Frontier, Little King's Story, Valhalla Knights 2, Populous DS and more...
Baja: Edge of Control 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.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. While Mythic launched the WHO Guild Beta earlier today, it seems there is less positive news to report as well. In an interview with MMORPG, VP Mark Jacobs revealed that, due to balancing issues, four classes (Choppa, Hammerer, Blackguard, Knight of the Blazing Sun) are being cut, as well as four capital cities.
Paradox Interactive has signed Mount & Blade, a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. A new beta demo is also available...
Wario Land: Shake It! is a classic side-scroller for the Wii starring Wario, the smelly, bad-mannered alter ego of Mario. With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways like an old-school controller, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic side-scrolling stages.
Hello Kitty Big City Dreams is a fun, exciting and cute mini game based adventure for the NDS, featuring the popular Hello Kitty character.
In this next-gen take on the city building genre, realism will be pushed to the limit with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before. Cities XL will expand upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, while letting players take their game online, as they interact with others in a massive online environment. Monte Cristo has received €4.5 million in funding to expand the development of Cities XL.
Teyon's District Wars is a third-person action game that tells a story of Tyrus Jones, last living member of the gang called Scorpions. It is based on the cutting edge technology Waterfall Engine and incorporates Single Player and Multi Player modes.
With over 250 additions and enhancements to core gameplay, FIFA 09 has been designed and customized to deliver a unique gameplay experience that takes advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform. EA producer David Rutter revealed that demos are expected to hit XBL and PSN early/mid September.
As a recent Veterinary College grad, you must help your Aunt Lucy heal a myriad of exotic animals and save the once world-famous Zoo Hospital from a businessman's bulldozer by attracting more visitors.
Starring action star and avid gamer Vin Diesel, Wheelman will take you on a white knuckle thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona. Featuring car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences, Wheelman will deliver powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline. Midway has appointed former Codemasters Director Craig Duncan as studio head for Midway Studios - Newcastle.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Sacrifice combines third-person and first-person gameplay to create an experience like nothing else on NDS. The stakes are high for players as they take on the role of Buffy to seal the re-opened Hellmouth in an original story penned by Rob Deshotel, a writer from the TV series.
Last month word got out SimBin was working on a new racing game, rumored to be Race 360 and published by THQ, which was denied shortly thereafter confirming it was developing a new racing game, but the name nor publisher were correct. Today we get the real story as Atari is revving it up with the announcement of the ultra realistic racing video game RACE Pro.
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. Warhammer Online's Guild Beta has begun, over 10,000 guilds applied and those selected will have the chance to experience the game’s most expansive beta phase yet.
Atlus U.S.A.'s Dokapon Kingdom is an addictive multiplayer RPG where the King of Dokapon has offered you his throne; all he asks for in return is that you dispose of an invading horde of thieving monsters. Trouble is - you’re not the only one he asked.
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.
EA unveiled the games it will feature at the E3 Media & Business Summit at the Los Angeles Convention Center next week. The list of more than 30 titles includes titles such as MySims Kingdom, FaceBreaker, Dead Space, Harry Potter, Crysis Warhead, Lord of the Rings, Madden, Skate It, Mercenaries 2 and plenty more.
With over ten different exciting game modes including the traditional Practice, Exhibition, League and Home Run Challenge modes, MLB Power Pros 2008 will bring fans closer to the action than ever before.
Activision's next installment in the GH franchise will feature vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), 4 player on/offline co-op, and an 8 player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). GHWT will integrate Line 6's guitar tone technology, enabling you to use amps, cabs and effects from the Line 6 POD in the game's Music Studio.
Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition is the updated version of Tilted Mill's city building simulation/strategy game putting you in charge of your civilization's well being, development and evolution. The new version adds new content, support for Vista, plus a host of user interface and user experience enhancements.
Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense then ever before, while an extensive multiplayer component will create battles on an incredible scale.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 11, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
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.
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.
Playlogic has commissioned Sparx Animation Studios, currently completing its first feature film Igor for MGM, to work on an undisclosed PS3/X360/PC games project set for release in 2009.
by Brad Hilderbrand on July 11, 2008 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
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.
Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg, developed by Liquid Entertainment, set in ancient Greece where you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.
Space Chimps, based on the upcoming CGI-animated movie, is a 1-2 player action/adventure game that chronicles the quest of Ham and Luna as they overcome the perils of an alien planet in search of Earth's lost Infinity Space Probe. Brash Entertainment announce that Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm, RV) and Patrick Warburton (Bee Movie, Seinfeld) reprise their roles from the movie.
John Tiller’s Campaign Series is a compilation combining many of the popular WWII turn-based tactical games from Talonsoft’s Campaign Series into one affordable package, including: West Front, East Front, East Front 2, and the Rising Sun platoon-level combat series, as well as all of the official add-ons and expansion packs.