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'Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai is working on a new installment in its popular Tales RPG franchise, sequel to last year's Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology. No further details are available, but maybe there will be more next week at E3.

Various Game Trailers #1385

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 6:23 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:

  • Too Human - Co-op Serving Trailer
  • Persona 4 [PS2] - Deathstomp Trailer
  • Collapse - Kiss Trailer
  • Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate - Intro Trailer


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

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.

'Pool Party' (Wii) Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pool Party is a fully-featured pool and snooker simulation featuring 13 different single player and multi-player game types, encompassing the standard 8-ball, 9-ball, snooker game modes, but including more exotic game types such as Rotation and Black Jack and, of course, will make the best possible use of the Wii’s control system.

'Infinite Undiscovery' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various situations unfold in a world that changes in real time, with players’ choices leading to "unknown discoveries." Infinite Undiscovery offers a fantasy world overflowing with realism, allowing players to experience true role playing within a grand story.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) Gets Un-Banned Down Under

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Earlier this year D3P's Dark Sector was refused a classification, aka banned, due to excessive violence, but after some tweaks to the finishing moves and sounds local distributor AFA Interactive has received a MA15+ ("Strong Violence") rating.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, and thrusts players back into a deep and harrowing story of humankind’s epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde.

'Burger Island' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burger Island follows the frantic culinary adventures of Patty Melton as she assumes control of a tropical island-based Beach Burger restaurant, grilling burgers, cooking fries, and blending special milkshakes for hungry customers with the help of quick-tempered waiter, Pierre, and the mysterious recipe-selling Tiki Guy.

'Atlantica Online' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlantica Online, developed by NDOORS Interactive, is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world. A thinking person's game, Atlantica Online gives players the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.

NHN USA Partners with 7-Eleven to Offer Pre-paid Game Cards

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHN USA and stored-value gift and prepaid products distributor InComm announced that ijji.com game cards of $10 and $25 are now available at 7-Eleven stores across the nation.

'Schizoid' and 'Golf: Tee It Up!' This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schizoid is a fast and furiously paced action game with simple, intuitive gameplay. Billed as the most co-op game ever, reflexes and smarts are key but sharp teamwork pays off even more! Pick up and play a few quick holes on your own or compete in a full 18-hole multiplayer tournament with friends in Golf: Tee It Up!

'Fable 2' (X360) Pre-Order And Get Pub Games Coming in August Free

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. Pre-order Fable II and get free access to download the Fable II Pub Games when they are released this August.

'Persona 4' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larger, deeper, and loaded with thrills, Persona 4 delivers an all-new story set in the Japanese countryside. A mysterious chain of deaths remains unanswered and only you and your team of gifted supernatural sleuths can uncover the truth. Will you thwart this hidden evil before it is too late?

'International Athletics' (NDS/PSP) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Central to the appeal of Ghostlight's International Athletics, developed by The Code Monkeys, will be the immense variety of the ten gut-busting events and the innate need of man to compete and win against his fellow man. Originally scheduled for July, it is now slated for an August release.

'Multiwinia' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Multiwinia will combine elements of Darwinia, with the addition of multiplayer support which will enable both co-op and competitive battles between massive Darwinian armies.

'Video Games Live Music Vol.1' Brings Video Game Music to the Masses

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an exciting collaboration with Video Games Live, EMI Classics will release a CD celebrating some of the best known, most popular video game music of all time.

'Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility for the Wii, you find yourself in a troubled island town which once prospered with life and energy, but is now in serious trouble. The mystical Mother Tree that once watched over the island has disappeared, and the Harvest Goddess is nowhere to be found!

'Call of Duty 4' (ALL) Developer Reups With Activision, Developing New IP

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinity Ward announced that it has decided to reup on their contract with Activision publishing. The recently renegotiated deal may not seem like much of an impact from the outside perspective, but it has laid the ground work and kick started IW's future project, as well as the possibility of a unique new IP, that they’ll have complete control over. Don't expect any details soon as IW's director of comm. Robert Bowling says "it’s going to be quite a while before I can share any details on exactly what that project is."

Majesco Signs 'Away: Shuffle Dungeon' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players take control of the young hero Sword, the sole resident left of the once booming Webb Village, who must rescue as many kidnapped townsfolk as possible from a mysterious unknown that has been slowly spiriting them away. AWAY Shuffle Dungeon includes creative contributions from RPG creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, character designer Naoto Oshima and composer Nobuo Uematsu.

Monday, July 7, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 9:30 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:

'Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Your plans to start a new life for yourself were drastically changed when the ship you were on board was destroyed by a tropical storm. Now you find yourself stranded on an isolated island with a family of four from the ship. However, it seems that the island once was inhabited before…what happened to the people that used to live there?

'Galactic Civilizations II: Endless Universe' Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kalypso Media announces that the battle for galactic supremacy continues with Endless Universe, the new stand-alone add-on for strategy game Galactic Civilizations II. A stand-alone version, it requires no additional purchase and also includes the two previously released add-ons: Dark Avatar and Twilight Of the Arnor.

'Family Trainer' (Wii) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari's forthcoming European release of Namco Bandai's Wii exclusive Family Trainer lets your family and friends get physical by engaging the whole body in a variety of easy-to-understand, fast-paced and wildly entertaining activities.

Ignition Entertainment Developing Unreal Engine 3 Powered FPS

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ignition Entertainment announced that it has entered into an agreement with Epic Games to license Unreal Engine 3 for an upcoming, groundbreaking FPS, currently under development at its Florida studio.

'Monster Madness: Grave Danger' (PS3) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 9:00 a.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.

Ultramercial Provides Ads That Pay for Game Play

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For Internet users who hate to pay for content, Ultramercial, LLC has just the solution: let an advertiser pay your way in, after you trade 30-seconds of your attention for free access to online games.

'MySims' (NDS/Wii) Officially Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed back in February, EA has officially announced it is bringing MySims to the PC. In MySims you can create original characters, build a town, grow a community and discover a world of your own. Start by personalizing the appearance of your MySims from head to toe and go on to unlock cool new items as you befriend and build relationships with your neighbors.

'X3: Terran Conflict' Narrows Down Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver has signed a publishing agreement with Egosoft for its latest title X³: Terran Conflict, a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system.

'Fatal Inertia EX' (PS3) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fatal Inertia mixes street racing, demolition derbies and rallying with a futuristic setting where machines no longer need wheels and the laws of physics govern all. Last year's X360 version launched with underwhelming success, so KOEI has further optimized the game, and added new features.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Ghostbusters: The Video Game'

by Alicia on July 7, 2008 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Take on the role of a new recruit wanting to join the original film cast of the Ghostbusters team. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

'Prince of Persia Prodigy' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, known for Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.

Wii Shop Channel Adds One Classic And One WiiWare Title

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added two classics and two WiiWare titles to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: SPOGS Racing (Wiiware), and King Of The Monsters (VC).

'NHL 09' (PS2/PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 09 takes to the ice with improved Skill Stick System controls and the new Defensive Skill Stick, while adding depth and new features designed to help newcomers jump into the series, or show off your skills with the new Be A Pro mode.

'Halo: RECUT' Competition Winner Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced the winner of its Halo: RECUT competition, which saw budding film directors from across Europe create works inspired by the unseen adventures of Master Chief, the hero of the Halo franchise. The prize? A once-in-a-lifetime all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles to study at the prestigious New York Film Academy.

'XIII Century: Death or Glory' Getting Expansion - New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIII Century is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style strategy with real-time tactical action, immersing you in the Middle Ages, a world of noble knights, ruthless nomads, courageous deeds and internal wars. The standalone expansion will cover the little known Russian medieval history, the battles of Prince Daumantas de Pskov against the Teutonic Order, featuring improved visuals, larger battlefields, up to 32,000 troops, upgradable troops, and improved gameplay/multiplayer.

'Battle Fantasia' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by ARC SYSTEM WORKS, creators of the Guilty Gear series, Battle Fantasia utilizes RPG-stylish elements and blends them with high level gameplay. Players will also be able to pick between 12 beautifully illustrated characters by Emiko Iwasaki, and battle it out in front of gorgeous high-definition 3D environments.

'Pyroblazer' (PSP/Wii/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pyroblazer is a futuristic combat racing game set amidst the awe-inspiring locations of New Apeiron, where players get the opportunity to race through a multitude of environments using a wide selection of anti-gravity craft known as Blazers.

'Dragon Age' Update Coming July 9

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Utilizing a brand new game engine, Dragon Age is a fantasy RPG set in a world created and owned by BioWare, offering a deep, party-based, roleplaying experience in both single-player and multi-player game modes. Originally announced in 2004, but not heard of since, the Dragon Age website is promising new details on Wed. July 9, 2008!

'Princess On Ice' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aksys Games has signed Arc System Works' rhythm-based ice skating simulation game, Princess On Ice. Players will be able to pick and choose which girl to skate and dance their way through the world’s premier ice skating stadiums, perfecting all the moves and striving to be crowned as the next Princess On Ice!

'FaceBreaker' (Wii/PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by the same team that developed Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style.

Xbox 360 Review - 'MotoGP '07'

by Mark Melnychuk on July 7, 2008 @ 2:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MotoGP ’07 is the next evolution in the definitive motorcycle racing franchise, featuring the complete 2007 MotoGP season and an improved 'race day' experience that captures the excitement and spectacle of a live MotoGP event.

'theresia' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aksys Games announced an adventure horror title, theresia, exclusively for NDS. In this game developed by WorkJam, players will take on the roles of two different characters trying to understand out their past, present, and intertwined destiny. Will you be able to discover the true meaning of theresia?

'Crysis Warhead' Petition Urging Fans to Buy The Game, Not Pirate It

by Rainier on July 7, 2008 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than you could have imagined. Concerned fans have started a petition showing support for Crytek, pledging to combat piracy and to buy Crysis Warhead when the game is released.