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'Ninja Blade' (X360) - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 7:01 p.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.

SEGA's Aliens RPG Canceled After All ?

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 6:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year, SEGA announced that it had several Aliens projects in the works: an FPS by Gearbox and an RPG by former Black Isle Studios devs, Obsidian. A few weeks ago, SEGA announced it has tasked UK-based Rebellion to make a new installment in the Aliens vs. Predator series, while at the same time revealing its "other" Aliens titles would be delayed. Ever since, rumors have been going around that both titles were canceled. Adding fuel to the fire is a resume of former Obsidian designer David Kondor, stating he worked on a "canceled third-person action Aliens RPG." When asked, SEGA declined to comment...

Various Game Trailers #1545

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 4:56 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:

  • Tom Clancy's EndWar [PC] - Trailer
  • DC Universe Online [PS3/PC] - Launch Trailer (2)
  • Stormrise [ALL] - Line of Sight Trailer
  • MadWorld [Wii] - Death Watch Ep. 3
  • Major League Baseball 2K9 [ALL] - Trailer (2)


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

'Geneforge 5: Overthrow' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 4:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Geneforge 5: Overthrow, Spiderweb Software, you return to the world of the Shapers one final time. Explore a vast, war-torn world, create and mold your own army of strange, powerful monsters, and choose a side to help lead to final victory.

'Blood of Bahamut' (NDS) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blood of Bahamut is an RPG is set in the world of Altail, where people inhabit countries built on the back of long sleeping giants who are considered their gods. When the giants awaken and grow violent, all peace is lost. Thinking that they’ve been forsaken by their gods, people begin to flee their towns, leaving only seven warriors to restore the peace.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 2:11 p.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:

'Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume' (NDS) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 2:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume follows the story of the young soldier Wylfred, who seeks retaliation against the valkyries since Lenneth took his father's life. Now he waits for an opportunity to strike back just as the future of Midgard is about to be decided in battle once again.

'World of Warcraft' v3.1 Ulduar Patch Details - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an MMORPG experience where players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. The next v3.1 patch it will add a new raid dungeon, Ulduar, packed with 14 bosses, out of which 11 will have an optional hard mode for seasoned players, providing additional challenges and rewards.

'Hasbro Family Game Night' (XBLA) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hasbro Family Game Night includes 6 games: Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Boggle, Sorry! and the new Sorry! Sliders.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) Epilogue DLC Suffers Small Delay

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The Prince of Persia Epilogue DLC continues the story of the Prince and Elika with a brand-new epic adventure. Without giving details Ubisoft revealed (thanks Gamecyte) that the Feb. 26 release date has been pushed until March 5th, 2009.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promising to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.

'The Last Remnant' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest single-player RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, with two main characters, set in a lush, realtime fantasy world.

'Magician's Quest Mysterious Times' (NDS) Changes Name, Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Magician's Quest Mysterious Times combines adventure elements with simulation RPG, tasking you with attending classes at Magic Academy while learning the mysteries of magic and the art of casting spells while building relationships with other students.

'Braid' (X360/PC) Coming to Steam

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Gold's Gym: Cardio Workout' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Compatible with the Wii Balance Board accessory, Gold's Gym: Cardio Workout provides players with a personal training experience. Players can perform a variety of exercises including cardio boxing, running, sit-ups and other activities while also tracking burned calories and body weight evolution.

'Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood' (ALL) - Game Details, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 9:58 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.

'Planet 51' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA and Pyro Studios announced a partnership to a create game based on its upcoming animated film, Planet 51, a galactic sized alien adventure comedy from the writer of Shrek and Shrek 2.Tthe story revolves around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot there.

'Challenge Me: Maths Workout' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Challenge Me: Maths Workout, with its extended gameplay and variety of features, gives you the chance to test yourself...

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (ALL) South Central DLCs Get Priced/Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless environment for everyone who loves to compete, with no tracks, and no rules, allowing players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in a recreation of LA. The free map will expand the city's area by 1/3rd, while the premium DLC will include new character competitions, vehicles, races, and music.

'Dead to Rights: Retribution' (PS3/X360) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Dead to Rights: Retribution is a ground-up reinvention of its crime action series, thrusting players into a mature neo-noir crime drama as a vice cop Jack Slate and his canine companion Shadow. The game introduces new gameplay elements that unify the third person shooting and brawling genres for a brutal and relentless new action-driven experience.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard'

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Offering an original story line and an off-the-wall cast of characters, D3Publisher's third-person shooter Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard parodies some of the most beloved genres of games and pop culture.

'Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships, Nancy Drew, and her best friends Bess and George travel to the Bahamas for a fun-filled vacation when Bess is suddenly kidnapped and held for ransom.

Former Turbine Exec Becomes 'Kitty Online' VP

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sanrio Digital has appointed Robert Ferrari as vice president of Publishing and Business Development, who will assemble a US team and network of partnerships to drive Sanrio Digital’s Hello Kitty Online and other initiatives in virtual worlds, gaming, and social networks on PC, console, and handheld platforms.

'Warrior Epic' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warrior Epic is a free to download & play online action/RPG set in an original fantasy universe, where players can utilize a wide selection of warrior classes to go out raiding dungeons in a variety of novel environments. Warrior Epic let you play co-op campaigns or slug it out with friends in PVP.

Nintendo Asks U.S. Trade Representative to Help Combat Video Game Piracy

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo has outlined a list of countries around the globe that remain leaders in denying adequate and effective protection of video game products. In its annual comments to the U.S. Trade Representative under the “Special 301” process, Nintendo has singled out countries where piracy is rampant and has asked the United States to take further steps to combat it.

PSP Review - 'Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?'

by Richard Poskozim on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 6:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

As Nippon Ichi Software’s first pure action game, Prinny will be the most heartpounding and challenging sidescrolling action game ever. Players will control an unlucky penguin dude called a Prinny and slash their way through various Netherworlds.

'Clutch' (X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 5:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Game Factory Interactive's Clutch is a hardcore vehicular combat racing game developed by Targem Games, known for Hard Truck Apocalypse and Battle Mages.

'StarCraft II' Ditching Original Voice Actors

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game. Glynnis Talken confirmed she will not voice Kerrigan in the sequel, while previous trailers already revealed that Robert Clotworthy was no longer voicing Jim Raynor, who has been drinking, smoking for four years, and the events of the BroodWar have made him a bitter, jaded and somber person.

'Avalon Code' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 5:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Avalon Code is an action RPG boasting incredible graphics, a deep and engrossing story and innovative game play mechanics, from the team behind Rune Factory, Harvest Moon, FF III and Final Fantasy IV DS remakes.

'Dungeon Party' Enters Open Beta Stage - Client & Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Party, developed by Cyanide, is a free MMOG where two teams of up to 5 players compete over one or more rounds and victory is only assured when one of them gets out of the dungeon with the treasure.

Atari Brings 'Dark Sector' (ALL) to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | 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. Atari Germany has confirmed a March 2009 release date for the PC edition, which will be identical to its console brethren, apart from mouse/keyboard controls and multiplayer for up to 32 people.

Meridian4 Signs 'Ship Simulator' Titles for Digital Distribution

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Meridian4 has signed an agreement with developer V-Step to digitally distribute Ship Simulator 2006 and Ship Simulator 2008 and its official add-ons.

'Galactik Football' Also Coming to NDS - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed last week as a web based MMO, 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.

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Coming in September?

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 3:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game. A pre-order link on the official BC2 website reveals a Sept. 28, 2009 release date even though previous indications had it set for 2010.

'Lost Planet 2' (X360) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet 2' story has advanced beyond Wayne Holden as players will now follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirates on their quest to seize control of E.D.N III. Players will move their heroes through different stories creating a truly unique and interactive experience.

'Resistance: Retribution' (PSP) Multiplayer Modes

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resistance: Retribution is a 3rd person adventure with an all new story, levels, weapons and enemies, as well as a proprietary targeting system and game engine that pushes the system to its limit, allowing more detailed characters, special effects, and terrain that captures the look and feel of the Resistance universe.

'Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 2:13 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.

PlayStation Network Clocks In At 20 Million Accounts

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony announced that the cumulative number of registered accounts on PlayStation Network worldwide has exceeded 20 million as of Feb. 20, 2009. The registered accounts on PSN reached 5 million in 1 year and 2 months, 10 million in 1 year and 8 months, and exceeded 20 million in only 2 years and 3 months since the service launched on Nov. 11, 2006.

'Team Fortress 2' Rolls Out Scout Revamp, Goes Halfsies

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... The Scout revamp adds new weapons, items, maps, and to celebrate it all, Valve is selling TF2 half off until Friday.

'Dante's Inferno' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 12:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dante's Inferno is a third-person action adventure adaptation of the medieval epic poem The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, telling the tale of Dante who journeys through the twisted, menacing nine circles of hell in pursuit of his beloved Beatrice.

'Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 12:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition contains everything you need to build or operate your own railroad and includes dozens of routes and hundreds of locomotives from around the world. You can drive steam diesel or electric locomotives using controls in the fully 3D cabs or use a simple speed controller for easier train management.

'BattleForge' Gets Orchestral Score - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Phenomic is developing BattleForge, a new fantasy online RTS game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck.

'Scratches: Director’s Cut' - Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Scratches is an atmospheric mystery adventure game, and this Director’s Cut features an exciting new chapter, alternate ending, over two additional hours of gameplay, new clues, higher supported resolutions, enhanced graphics, plus much more.