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'King's Bounty: Armored Princess' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 7:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1C Company's King's Bounty: Armored Princess, developed by Katauri Interactive, will be an add-on to its RPG King's Bounty: The Legend. Players will take on the role of Princess Amelie who travels around the world of Teana and searches for the renowned knight, and her tutor, Bill Gilbert.

'Band of Brothers: Pacific' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 5:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Founded in 2006 by ex-EA, Novalogic, Climax, and Looking Glass Studios execs, Delirious Games' unannounced multiplatform title has been revealed to us as Band of Brothers: Pacific. The 3rd person action with unique gameplay mechanics, structure and goals is currently scheduled for later this year and will focus on creating an emotional impact between the player and the game. Whether Band of Brothers: Pacific has anything to do with the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks HBO mini-series was not revealed.

'The Maw' (X360) Brute Force DLC Coming This Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 5:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Maw is a 3D action adventure in which you take control of Frank, a simple alien that must partner up with The Maw, a cute little blob with an insatiable hunger that makes him the most dangerous creature in the galaxy, in order to find your way home.

Various Game Trailers #1537

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 5:10 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:

  • NecroVisioN [PC] - Trailer
  • Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director's Cut [Wii] - Trailer


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

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.

'Virtual Frontiers: Daniel Boone and the Hunters of Kentucky' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during the Revolutionary War, Virtual Frontiers combines historical quotes and factoids with traditional first person action game play to create a unique historic experience that introduces players to the fascinating world of the early western frontier.

'Swords & Soldiers' (Wii) Game Features Revealed - Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling real time strategy game, in which three distinct factions battle for the powers of the gods. The game will feature a single player campaign and a competitive split-screen multiplayer mode as well as several other game modes.

'Burnout Paradise' (ALL) Legendary Cars DLC Coming This Week

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise as Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Criterion's Legendary Cars dlc is scheduled for release Thursday, Feb. 19.

'GTA IV: The Lost and Damned' (X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GTA IV: The Lost and Damned features a new main character and plot that intersects with the storyline of GTA IV; new missions that offer an entirely fresh way to explore Liberty City with new multiplayer modes, weapons and vehicles.

'Mass Effect' (ALL) DLC and Sequel Details

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At ComicCon Bioware mentioned that a new DLC for its sci-fi action/rpg is in the pipeline. A video documentary on the Mass Effect Platinum Hits edition reveals that a kind of casino gaming fight club space station will be added, initially planned to be included in the original game, giving people a much more combat-oriented, lighter-story experience. Also mentioned was the fact that save games from ME will carry over into the sequel, which will in general take you through a darker period where you're really looking for answers with a lot of twists and turns.

'Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 10:05 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.

'Death Tank' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Death Tank is a fast-paced action game requiring quick reflexes and cunning strategy. Devastating weapons and unique items give your tank unlimited destructive power.

'Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop' (Wii) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 10:00 a.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.

EA to Develop Innovative Sporting Goods

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA SPORTS has signed a multi-year agreement with Toy Island to develop a unique new line of sports equipment that will bring the excitement of video game simulation outside onto the fields of play.

'Guitar Hero: Metallica' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: Metallica features an Expert+ difficulty setting for people with two kick pedals, pop-up video style tracks, new guitar and bass tones, allowing you to play as a band member in single instrument or band career game modes, a total of 28 Metallica tracks, as well as 21 other artists.

PS3 Review - 'Killzone 2'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

Warner Bros. Supporting Square Enix Offer for SCi/Eidos

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week we reported that Square Enix and Eidos had reached a preliminary agreement for the Japanese developer/publisher to acquire Eidos. The question was how Warner Bros., which already owns 20% of Eidos, would react. As it turns out WBIE is not going to counter offer, but has instead issued a statement saying it is "supportive," and will vote in favor of the takeover.

'MadWorld' (Wii) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 8:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MadWorld is a third-person action game that has a unique black & white style depicting a sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3-D worlds, mixing irreverent humor and over-the-top violence.

'Rise Of The Argonauts' (ALL) - Name your Kid Jason, Get Year Long Free Games

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 8:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg set in ancient Greece where you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

'Sudoku Ball: Detective' (NDS/Wii/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 7:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sudoku Ball is a new take on the popular Sudoku puzzles, consisting of six interlinked Sudoku puzzles mapped on a 3D ball. The ball can be twisted and turned with the easy-to-use interface, while the numbers are entered by using the stylus, Wiimote or mouse.

'Galactik Football' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 7:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactik Football, based on Alphanims animation series, is a vibrant mix of 2D and toon-shaded 3D and follows the progress of the Snow Kids, a futuristic football team from the planet Akillian as they try to win the prestigious Galactik Football Cup.

'Conquest! Medieval Realms' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 7:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conquest! Medieval Realms is a turn-based game where the objective is to conquer up to 7 opposing players (either AI players or other human players) by defeating their armies and capturing their lands - to do this you will need to unite all of your lands, build up a powerful economy, and raise armies to defend the homeland and to take lands from your enemies.

'WWE Legends of WrestleMania' (PS3/X360) Preliminary Roster #2

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WWE Legends of WrestleMania is poised to deliver an impressive lineup of Legendary Superstars and Managers, a new combo fighting system and a historically accurate representation of WWE telecasts during the '80s and '90s.

'Grand Ages: Rome' Introduces Five Families - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 7:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Grand Ages: Rome, previously known as Imperium Romanum II, is a city-building game where the player takes the role of a Roman patrician, a nobleman, who has just started his political career. His ultimate goal is to become the Governor of Rome.

'Free Running' (PSP/PS2) Coming to the NDS/Wii/PC

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally developed by Core Design in 2007, Free Running is the world's first ever video game based on the urban phenomenon of parkour. Reef Entertainment is reviving the PS2/PSP title to bring it to the Wii later this year.

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 7:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim will focus on reinventing many aspects of the original game, updating the franchise for the 21st Century. A key element that will permeate the game is the charm and humor of the original Majesty.

Xbox Avatars Get 'GTA IV: The Lost And Damned' Outfits

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 6:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Microsoft promised it would be releasing new items every 2 weeks. Making good on its promise, you can now pimp out your avatar with rocker & biker outfits based on Rockstar's upcoming GTA IV DLC, The Lost And Damned.

'Cities XL' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 6:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cities XL will expand upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting players take their game online, as they interact with others in a massive online environment.

NDS Review - 'Wonder World Amusement Park'

by Dustin Chadwell on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 6:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Majesco's Wonder World Amusement Park brings to life a world of games, rides and prizes across multiple themed areas that players can explore with personalized avatars.

'Takeda 3' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 6:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Takeda 3 is a game of epic Samurai action, set in 16th century feudal Japan, putting the player in the role of Daimyo, a feudal lord fighting for the title of Shogun, supreme military commander. You are in command of one of 25 clans in historical Japan, your mission is to recapture all of Japan’s provinces and remake history.

'StuntMANIA!pro' - v3.0.6 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 6:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StuntMANIA!pro is a fast paced 3D car stunt driving game, where you get to perform the most amazing tricks and stunts in some really cool environments. This new version updates the gfx engine, adds general fixes and maintenance, and an issue with the Sand Box level sometimes not loading.

Wii Shop Channel Gets One Wiiware Title and a Classic

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 6:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic and one WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Evasive Space (Wiiware), and Life Force (VC).

Simple Lifeforms Form to Develop/Publish Social Games

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 6:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nottingham, UK, based Simple Lifeforms is a social game company formed to develop and publish games that combine the best features of online games (such as Runescape and World of Warcraft) and social networks (such as Facebook and MySpace).

'Grabbed by the Ghoulies' Becomes an Xbox Original

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 6:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On February 16, 2009, you will be able to download and play Rare's action adventure game Grabbed by the Ghoulies on your Xbox 360 for 1200 Points.

'Battle Group Commander: Episode One' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 5:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle Group Commander: Episode One is a real time simulation game that allows players to step into the boots of a Battle Group Commander (imagine that!) and fight a Soviet-style enemy in the Salisbury Plain Training Area of England (analogous to the NTC in the US).

Monday, February 16, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2009 @ 5:48 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: