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'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' Enhanced Edition Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 7:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Mario & Luigi RPG 3' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mario & Luigi series returns with another hilarious action role-playing game, Mario & Luigi RPG 3. Join the Mario Bros. as their travels take them far and wide.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Finally Brings DLCs to the Wii

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features. Wii rockers are finally getting downloadable content (30 premium, 20 free songs) and Harmonix promises to update the Wii Store Channel until it is on par with the PS3/X360 offerings.

Various Game Trailers #1511

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 3:25 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Tenchu: Shadow Assassins [Wii] - Story Trailer
  • Killzone 2 [PS3] - Slow Motion Trailer


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

'Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop' (Wii) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, an overly zealous freelance journalist on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. In pursuit of a juicy lead, he makes his way to the small suburban town of Willamette only to find that it has become overrun by zombies.

'Bit.Trip Beat' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Using the Wii Remote, players will test their twitch skills as they battle through a retro-esque universe, familiar to the old generation and yet reinvented for the new.

'Patapon 2' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Patapon 2 is a 2D platform/action adventure game that transforms players into a mystical leader in charge of guiding a tribe of small, quirky warriors called Patapons. Through an innovative use of musical beats, players will march the Patapons against opposing armies and gigantic monsters in an attempt to find the far end of the world.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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. This patch fixes a potential freezing issue on some machines when PhysX is enabled.

'MLB 09 The Show' (PSP/PS2/PS3) Franchise Mode Enhancements - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 09 The Show continues to set itself apart from the other MLB games on the market with its attention to detail and unparalleled gameplay. Looking to build on that reputation, the game has added several new features and subtleties that play a huge role in bringing the baseball experience to life.

'World Championship Games' (NDS) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World Championship Games, known in Europe as International Athletics, is an athletics simulation game featuring fourteen varied track and field events playable in jaw-dropping international stadiums, delivering online and wireless multiplayer fun for up to four players via Nintendo Wi-Fi channel and local LAN.

'Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection' (PS3/X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, aka SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, will feature the best first-party games from SEGA’s venerable 16-bit Genesis years as well as bonus content from its 8-bit Master System and 1980s arcade era games library.

'Castle Crashers' (X360) King Pack DLC Adds New Content

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game for the Xbox Live Arcade, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world. This Wednesday The Behemoth will issue the King Pack DLC adding 2 new playable characters, a new spell, weapons, etc...

'RACE Pro' (X360) GT Classes Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking reality giving you the ultimate racing simulation experience with precision physics and handling.

'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World' (Wii) Gets Delayed in Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World 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. Originally scheduled for Feb. 2009, Atari has delayed the game until further notice.

'Coraline' (NDS/PS2/Wii) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

D3P's Coraline will let players take on the role of the adventurous heroine Coraline and interact with the wondrous characters from the movie while navigating the scheming Other Mother’s web of deceit in a fantastical adventure through two distinct and interactive worlds.

'Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense Wild West storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary period of American history.

'CrimeCraft' - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vogster Interactive's CrimeCraft, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

'Fallout 3' (ALL) - v1.1.0.35 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Activision Europe Release List Reveals Dates, Titles

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whether this is intentional or not, or whether the dates are set or mere projections, Activision Europe has released its upcoming titles release list revealing that Guitar Hero Metallica is scheduled for May, confirming the previously revealed Guitar Hero: Modern Hits for NDS. Indiana Jones: Scepter of Kings seems to be the full title for a new Indie game on NDS, PSP, PS2 and Wii. Other titles listed are Prototype, Monsters vs. Aliens and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, all scheduled for Q2.

'Mytran Wars' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 6:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mytran Wars is a round-based strategy game where the player researches new technologies and continues to rearm his mecha, thereby fighting battles in wonderful 3D landscapes – against the AI or other human opponents in various multiplayer modes.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) Time Trial Map Pack Gets Date

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. The Time Trial Map Pack will be available Jan. 29, 2009 for $10 USD (PS3/PC) or 800 MS Points (X360).

'the Hunter' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 6:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

the Hunter is a free to play online hunting game that artfully combines the most realistic hunting action, with the community and functionality of a social networking site.

'Restaurant Empire 2' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 5:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With two handfuls of cash and a dream of creating a legacy, you will build, cook and hire your way to the very top of the culinary world, where tasty food is king and smart management reels in the dollars.

'Star Ocean: Second Evolution' (PSP) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 20 years after the events of the original, Star Ocean 2 also receives the full remake treatment aboard the PSP. The title takes the next step with fully animated movies, new character designs, extra playable characters, fully voiced dialogue, and more.

'Wii Music' (Wii) Soon Part of Your School Curriculum?

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The National Association for Music Education will help teachers in 51 cities across the U.S. integrate Wii Music into their curricula, making use of the game's 60-plus instruments and fun array of tutorial exercises in rhythm, tempo and song structure.

'Fable II' (X360) Knothole Island DLC - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 500 years after the original, Fable 2 offers 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. The Fable II DLC adds Knothole Island, where new quests, wondrous items and bizarre characters await.

'Ys Online: Call of Solum' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 4:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the famous YS series originally developed by Falcom, CJ Internet Game Studio and Nihon Falcom have teamed up to convert the famous YS series to an online game.

'GM Rally' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GM Rally is a virtual trial for real cars, introducing a huge variety of vehicles - from small city cars to powerful off-road monsters. Find one to your liking! Choose a car, tune and upgrade it, beat your opponents on the track. Prove your skills and tame the wild horses hidden under the hood! Start your engines, the circuit awaits!

'Medieval Games' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vir2L Studios' Wii exclusive Medieval Games allows you to experience the excitement of days of old with up to three of your friends, from battling dragons and storming the castle, to catapulting and archery contests.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Rise Of The Argonauts'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/RPG that's set in ancient Greece. Embark on an epic quest and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

'Ninja Blade' (X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From Software's Ninja Blade is a cinematic action game where, armed with an arsenal of specialized ninja weapons, tools and skills, players will be given the epic task of defending Tokyo and ultimately humanity from a horrific, genetically mutating disease.

NDS Review - 'Syberia'

by Matt Olsen on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 3:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

BenoƮt Sokal's 3D adventure game Syberia is coming to NDS. Kate Walker, a young and brilliant lawyer from New York, has come to Europe to negotiate the purchase a famous Robot/Toy factory, but will soon have her future completely turned upside-down ....

Good Old Games Adds 'Pure Pinball 2.0'

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pure Pinball 2.0 REDUX offers the most thrilling virtual pinball experience ever, with three unique 3D tables with varying themes (Racing, War and Trains), each with multiple flippers and special game modes, for just $5.99 (DRM-free of course).

FIFA Interactive World Cup Champion Officially Crowned

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA, Electronic Arts and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced that Alfonso Ramos, the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2008 Champion, has received his official winner’s trophy at the FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich.

'We Ski and Snowboard' (Wii) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We Ski and Snowboard, known in Europe as Family Ski and Snowboard, adds high-performance snowboarding, as well as developed skiing functionality, two new mountains, and a complete snow park with fun boxes, rails and a half-pipe, where both skiers and snowboarders alike can grab huge air and over-the-top aerial tricks.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Substantial Patch Coming this Week

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants. While last week the X360 edition of L4D received a client-side fix plugging various cheating exploits, Valve confirmed that it is working on a patch for the PC version, which has been in the works for a while and turned out to be bigger than anticipated. While no details were revealed as to what exactly it will address, it is expected to be released this week.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | 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:

GamersGate Signs 'GTR 2: FIA GT Racing Game' for Digital Distribution

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2009 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTR 2 takes the franchise to new heights with a monumental 140+ accurately modeled cars from two full FIA GT seasons and a higher level of painstaking detail than ever seen before.