Players will soak in the action in SPRay by playing a spirited Prince named Ray who must save his village from a banished evil Queen who’s returned to capture and enslave the villagers.
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A new “Games Market in Korea” study finds that approximately 67% of Korean users in their 20s purchase paid digital content, with one of the fastest growing segments being casual games, that are free-to-play, easy-to-learn and can be played in “micro-slices” of time of ten minutes or less. Current forecast indicates the online games market in South Korea will exceed $1.7 billion by 2011, driven by new releases and an ingrained gaming culture.
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:
- TNA iMPACT! [ALL] - Samoa Joe vs. Jay Lethal Trailer Trailer
- StoneAge 2 - Trailer
- Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals - Trailer
- Guitar Hero: World Tour [ALL] - Billy Corgan Trailer
- Facebreaker [ALL] - Advanced Controls Trailer
- FIFA 09 [ALL] - Adidas Live Season Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI.
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. Producer Pete Smith revealed that MediaMolecule will be closely watching the community and if they spot worthy levels, offer the creator a commissioned project, or even a job as a designer.
RTK XI presents the most visually captivating evolution in the history of the series, featuring an artistic style evocative of classical Chinese ink-paintings, and with debates and duels now rendered in real-time 3D animation.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Harvest Moon, Natsume is holding a Harvest Moon Drawing Contest. Over the years, a variety a different characters and animals have appeared in the many Harvest Moon installments; now it's time for the fans to show Natsume who their favorite characters and animals are!
Advances in gameplay and the addition of new elements will make Disciples III richer and more interesting, while the visual design follows the original ominous and gloomy style of the Disciples world, but now with all units and environments in full 3D.
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization.
Namco Bandai'sa Tales of Hearts is a new 2D installment in the Tales franchise adding an Emotional Gauge to the battle system, which allows the player to perform special attacks based on the characters emotions. Currently only scheduled for release in Japan, in 2 versions, same game, but with either CG or anime style cutscenes.
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. Fans who pre-order Prince of Persia in North America get a FREE upgraded Limited Edition version of the game.
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.
Reshape the battlefield - and the fate - of a broken nation in Fracture, Pacifica and the Atlantic Alliance, boast soldiers with powers beyond those of ordinary men. The differing states of superhumanity result in balanced yet stylistically different combat tactics that have never been seen before.
Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe.
Nyko Technologies revealed its new wireless controller design, the Wing for the Wii. Using Nyko’s wireless dongle system that conveniently plugs into the bottom of the Wii Remote, the Wing eliminates the cord for games that require the Classic Controller.
Prey the Stars serves up an incredible world where nearly anything from food items to entire buildings can be devoured. Players must bite, lick, and suck their way to victory as one of the game's four insatiable and customizable creatures.
Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe. Disney will release a demo Sept. 4 featuring the Mount Garda track.
Beyond Protocol is an MMORTS that puts you in control of a group of colonists who believe that you can bring them the happiness their ancestors had on Earth. Your actions and leadership will bring forth changes sought by all who step Beyond Protocol.
In some venues, silver is the color of second place. For the NDS, silver is No. 1. Starting Sept. 7, Metallic Silver joins the Nintendo DS color palette. The new Metallic Silver version makes a nice addition to any tech collection, whether you're a gadget hipster or fashionista. Watch for the Metallic Silver DS to be featured in the new upcoming Nintendo DS print ad featuring actress Liv Tyler.
Shadow Harvest is a 3rd-person tactical action game set in the year 2025 on various current and future points of conflict around the globe. Featuring dual character control, realistic graphics and a refreshingly different storyline, Shadow Harvest is a completely new interpretation of the tactical-action genre.
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.
Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM 2 combines the devastating power of the Mobile Suit, the rich legacy of the GUNDAM universe and the furious Tactical Action game play of the Dynasty Warriors series. The game will thrust players into incredible battles against legions of enemy Mobile Suits on distant planetary surfaces and in the far reaches of outer space.
ArmA 2 is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there. Without giving specific, Bohemia Interactive announced ArmA II is coming to next gen console(s).
Atlantica Online is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world, a thinking person's game, giving you the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.
Shred Nebula combines arcade space-shooter action with free-roaming exploration and multiplayer excitement, Gin Rummy! is based on the card classic, while Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball is a fast-paced action game where, Pirates, Ninjas, Robots, and Zombies battle across unique arenas with one goal in mind... knock each other senseless with a rubber ball! All three titles will be available Wed. Sept. 3, 2008.
High Energy Productions' producer Keisuke Kikuchi announced Rygar: The Battle of Argus will be an all-new Wii exclusive title, not a PS2 port. Expected later this year in Japan, Rygar: The Battle of Argus will introduce a new hero and use the Wiimote to control Rygar's trademark weapon, the Diskarmor.
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:
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.
Legend: Hand of God is an action RPG set in a fantasy world where you guide your hero in his quest against evil, fighting your way through action filled battles. This v1.03 beta patch contains new PhysX drivers and requires v1.02 installed.
by Sanford May on Sept. 2, 2008 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
In Pipe Mania you must lay down a pre-ordained set of pipes on a tiled grid in order to keep the constantly flowing Flooze moving for as long as possible without it spilling out. The game requires quick thinking, hand-eye co-ordination, forward thinking and keen spatial awareness.
Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.
Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). The Smashing Pumpkins' new single G.L.O.W. will debut on World Tour, together with classic tracks 1979 and The Everlasting Gaze. In addition, singer, songwriter and lead guitarist Billy Corgan as an in-game character and will bring with him 1993's hit Today.
Atari has signed Dragon Ball: Origins, developed by Namco Bandai Games, which takes players back to the original Dragon Ball series and around the world for a thrilling action-adventure game with innovative touch pad controls.
Resistance 2 will feature 8-player, story-driven online co-op separate from the regular single-player campaign, 60-player online PvP (Heavy, Special Ops, Medic classes) and more vehicles, including The Chameleon, a Stalker with full cloak. Sony announced that a worldwide competitive online multiplayer and co-operative beta will begin in early October.
Crystal Dynamics has made Tomb Raider Underworld more realistic with fluid movements due to motion capturing. Set a few years after the last game, it also features persistent destruction and lush locales across the globe. Lara gets muddy in the game, but with the weather system, rain will wash it away.
Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. While an earlier rumor by German Heise Online that the game would be a PS3 timed exclusive was quickly debunked, Sony confirmed that PS3 owners will be able to download exclusive content through the PlayStation Network, although details nor a release date were revealed.
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.
THQ has opened a new office in Shanghai, China, from which it will pursue new development opportunities, expand publishing partnerships and spearhead the expansion of local partnerships to develop and publish both online and packaged games for distribution in China and around the world.
Tenchu 4, developed by Acquire, 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 Wiimote for aiming at the screen.
The Connecticut Superior Court has dismissed most of the WWE’s claims against THQ and THQ/JAKKS Pacific arising out of WWE's allegations that the videogame license between aforementioned parties was void based upon alleged bribery accusations.
Away: Shuffle Dungeon is a new RPG from Mistwalker, known for Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon, where you take control of the young hero Sword, sole resident 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.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will unleash a new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win.
by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on Sept. 2, 2008 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Braid is a unique 2-D puzzle-platform experience that bends all the rules with the manipulation of time. Braid plays with the conventions of video games while posing truly challenging puzzles for the platform gamer.
by Richard Poskozim on Sept. 2, 2008 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Stuntman: Ignition challenges players to drive for perfection, dropping them into the adrenaline-fueled role of a Hollywood stuntman, vying to create the most insane high-flying jumps, mind-blowing corkscrews and metal-twisting crashes ever filmed.
Gauntlet is a modern reworking of the classic fantasy hack and slash arcade game. Choose from the four heroes (Elf, Warrior, Wizard, and Valkyrie) each with their own strengths, weaknesses and special abilities. Slash your way through demonic foes and gain up to four power move abilities to aid you in your battle with evil.
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.
Advanced Tactics is a robust interface and flexible gaming system that will allow for addicting, but realistic, recreation of a variety of historical periods and even some fictional ones! The 1.20 update brings new support for weather seasons, diplomacy, sharing line of site, nukes, and also fixes a handful of issues and increases PBEM security.