Theatre of War 2 is a 3D RTS that covers events of 1943, the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel, supported by Italian military contingent, in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies.
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:
- Metal Slug 7 [NDS] - Trailer #2
- CustomPlay Golf 2009 [Wii/PC] - Trailer
- Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [ALL] - Making Of Developer Diary #2
- Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising [ALL] - Grenade Trailer
- Tornado [NDS] - Lollipop Trailer
- Madden NFL 09 [ALL] - John Madden Interview Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Konami released its Q1 2009 financial results for the April-June quarter, revealing revenue went up 17% compared to the same period last year, while income jumped 65% dominated by the June 12 release of Metal Gear Solid 4, which has 3 million copies in two weeks. Kojima Productions' stealth action shooter boosted Konami's PS3 numbers from 1.3% last year to 57% this quarter, NDS, PS2 and PSP revenue dropped while Wii and X360 increased.
Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.
Deca Sports is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer. Hudson announced that its 10-Sport party game Deca Sports has exceeded 700,000 units shipped worldwide.
LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots, and use their character's abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network. Fans who pre-order LBP will get a Brady Games MiniGuide, a LittleBigStickerBook, a LittleBigPouch, an exclusive downloadable Nariko SackGirl and Kratos SackBoy.
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.
To promote the upcoming film Tropic Thunder, Massive Inc., Paramount Pictures and Ubisoft have teamed up to create a first-of-its-kind dynamic in-game interactive scavenger hunt in Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, which encourages gamers to actively interact with the dynamic in-game campaign, take action from the clues, and get rewarded at the final stage of the hunt.
The state of California today reimbursed the ESA $282,794 for attorney’s fees after the state attempted to defend an unconstitutional law restricting the constitutional rights of video game publishers, developers and consumers.
Conspiracy has entered into a publishing agreement to bring Black Bean's fast paced racing game SBK08 Superbike World Championship, developed by Milestone, to North America. SBK08 is the officially licensed WSBK, and will storm the next-gen consoles with brand new features and enhancements.
Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals, based on Enki Bilal's Nikopol Trilogy graphic novel series, is a visually striking, richly detailed point and click adventure game developed by Benoît Sokal’s White Birds Productions. Got Game Entertainment has delayed Nikopol from its original Aug. 11 release date until Sept. 10, 2008.
Six Degrees Games has secured $7 Million in financing, funds that will support the product development, launch and distribution of an original sports-themed virtual world designed for six to 14 year-olds, but open to all ages, currently in closed beta.
Steel yourself to face foes that no captain has ever bested before, in this perilous adventure of the enchanted worlds. Collect weapons, pick up crewmen, amass great riches and explore un-chartered seas. Learn the secrets of dozens of enemies as you cast off and set sail on a daring voyage of adventure and battle.
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.
Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise. Burnout 5 gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Originally scheduled for August, Criterion's David update, adding bikes to the mix, complete with new modes, challenges, locations, as well as a night-time setting, is getting pushed until September according to producer Jeremy Chubb.
Zombies across America will meet their match as D3Publisher is not only bringing the popular bikini-clad samurai sisters Aya and Saki to our shores in Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers on the Wii, but also prepping an X360 version under the Bikini Samurai Squad name.
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. Toronto FC star Maurice Edu is taking his game to the cover of FIFA 09 where he will join Brazilian International Ronaldinho and Mexican national team goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa as cover athletes
Dora the Explorer, Nickelodeon’s flagship preschool brand, will debut on the Wii in Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess; Diego returns in an all-new adventure, Go, Diego, Go!: Great Dinosaur Rescue; and The Wonder Pets! premieres exclusively on NDS in The Wonder Pets!: Save the Animals!
Paradox Interactive Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.
Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay. Actress Gemma Atkinson, known for starring in the Hollyoaks: In the City TV series and currently working on Boogie Woogie, will play Lt. Eva McKenna, a communications officer for the Allied coalition, in Red Alert 3.
Cities XL is a city building game pushing realism to the limit with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, letting players take their game online to interact with others in a massive online environment. The "Point, Shoot... Win!" contest gave fans the chance to see their home or neighborhood buildings in the game, and Community member Isabella of the Philippines took the top spot with photos of her stunning villa.
Memento Mori is a new adventure game featuring two main characters, Larisa Svetlova and Maxim Durand. It's the player's task to disclose the secret of the St. Petersburg art theft, a mysterious Finnish order and its machinations.
The Halo movie roller coaster is picking up speed again, as Stuart Beattie, known for writing the Spy Hunter and Gears of War movies, has written a script based on Eric Nylund first Halo book, The Fall of Reach, which chronicles Master Chief's emergence from the other Spartans which eventually led to the discovery of Halo. Conceptual artist Kasra Farahani (known for Hancock, Spider-Man 3) has been given the green light to put together scenes as part of an eventual presentation to Microsoft.
Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god, experience new features and content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, unlockable content and authentic rock venues. The pack will include Flyleaf's Tina, Carcinogen Crush from hardcore-punk turned goth band, AFI, as well as a remix of Marilyn Manson’s Putting Holes In Happiness by Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.
Tales of Vesperia combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling. Packaged in a SteelBook case with original artwork by Tales series character designer Kosuke Fujishima, each copy of the special edition comes with a 10th anniversary soundtrack CD packed with some of the series’ musical highlights.
Twin Skies is an 3D MMOG that will target players of all ages with all new content, accessible gameplay and advanced socializing options where players will be able to interact with and even impact the online game world in entirely new ways, including through a series of extensive web-based activities, mobile applications and social networking capabilities.
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. According to a Sony Pictures spokesperson it is working with Activision Blizzard “to evaluate various options surrounding the release of the Ghostbusters video game, to potentially coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original film in ‘09.”
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.
by Geson Hatchett on Aug. 5, 2008 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
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.
Sinking Island is a dark detective adventure story set on a tropical paradise. At a millionaire's hotel a crime is committed, and while the island seems to be sinking for unknown reasons, you, as detective Jack Norm, have to find out who did it.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008 Shipping Announcements 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:
Race Driver: Grid has been specifically designed for the NDS and offers the most complete pick-up-and-play pocket racing package. Take inspiration from competing in the world’s most exciting racing cars on legendary circuits and iconic city streets and then get creative with the most powerful track editor in portable gaming.
Cyanide's PCM 2008 lets you manage one of the 65 teams, with improved AI, a better recruitment system, more realistic rider progression, extensive customization, and improved gfx, as well as introducing in-door circuit elimination racing.
WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King.
Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed delivers an all-new sci-fi action gaming experience, where players control Crypto as he travels the world in the 1970s, unleashing massive destruction on foot, in his UFO and for the first time, in the Big Willy mech. Released on Wii earlier this year, Big Willy was also scheduled for PSP, which according to THQ has been canceled due to the controls not porting over well to the PSP.
Call of Duty: World at War, using the Call of Duty 4 engine, completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.
Fury is a competitive online RPG, taking the best elements of an MMO - combat, advancement and teamwork - and blending them with the best elements of an FPS - instant action, fast pacing and diverse game types. The writing's been on the wall ever since Auran laid off its employees and filed for Chapter 11 protection, but now the curtain has dropped, the developer notified players that the game, and its website, will shut down within 48 hours.
by Brad Hilderbrand on Aug. 5, 2008 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Brain Assist is designed to exercise the brain while still keeping things fun. Derived from Touch de Uno!, the classic Japanese arcade game, Brain Assist is easy to pick up & play, and is filled with a variety of minigames to test gamers' mental ability.
Check out the following new screens & trailers from Microsoft's E3 2008 lineup:
- Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (X360) - 10 New Screens & Trailer
- Fable 2 (X360) - 13 New Screens & Trailer
- Gears of War 2 (X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer
- Halo Wars (X360) - 10 New Screens & Trailer
- Lips (X360) - 8 New Screens & Trailer
- Scene It? Box Office Smash (X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer
- UNO Rush (X360) - 7 New Screens & Trailer
- Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer
- You're in the Movies (X360) - 11 New Screens
Check out the following new screens & trailers from Nintendo's E3 2008 lineup:
- Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii) - 12 New Screens
- Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat? (NDS) - 7 New Screens
- Kirby Super Star Ultra (NDS) - 12 New Screens
- Mario Super Sluggers (Wii) - 12 New Screens
- Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (NDS) - 14 New Screens & Trailer
- Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (NDS) - 13 New Screens
- Rhythm Heaven (NDS) - 3 New Screens & Trailer
- Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii) - 10 New Screens & Trailer
- Wii Music (Wii) - 7 New Screens
- Wii Sports Resort (Wii) - 11 New Screens