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'Crimson Gem Saga' (PSP) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 9:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crimson Gem Saga is a lovingly crafted exploration into the fundamentals of RPG fun, delivers lush hand-drawn visuals, an engaging fantasy tale, and an easy-to-use interface.

'And Yet It Moves' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 9:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

And Yet It Moves is a puzzle-platformer, set in a unique world, made of ripped paper. Within the paper-collage you can jump, run and last but certainly not least: rotate the world. Learn how to apply the physical consequences of rotation to master the many tricky situations you may encounter.

Various Game Trailers #1575

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic - Timeline Trailer #1
  • Ghostbusters: The Videogame [ALL] - Split Up Trailer
  • Fight Night Round 4 [ALL] - Physics Trailer
  • Grand Slam Tennis [Wii] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Assassin's Creed 2 [ALL] - Debut Trailer
  • Flock! [PS3/X360/PC] - Blanka Trailer

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

'SMT: Devil Summoner 2' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 6:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil Summoner 2 is an action RPG breath of fresh air, with a deep, easy-to-control combat system, nearly two hundred demons to negotiate with, collect, and fuse, and a variety of strategies to employ and master. Experience a 1920's Tokyo bustling with cases to solve, criminals to bring to justice, and the threat of the mysterious King Abaddon looming on the horizon.

Midway Reveals New Titles in 10-K Filing

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway revealed in its latest 10-K filing that it plans to release its action game This Is Vegas (X360/PS3/PC) in 2009, as well as a third installment in the Game Party franchise (Wii) and another unannounced title for multiple platforms. Also revealed was that Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe has sold 1.9 million copies to date, and that Midway expects the current generation of consoles to last another 3-5 years. Oddly enough for a company in dire financial trouble, Midway plans to extend development time for its titles, hoping that will increase the quality and boost sales.

'Cross Edge' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cross Edge is an RPG co-developed by Nippon Ichi Software, Idea Factory, Gust, Namco Bandai, and Capcom featuring infamous characters from each of the company, such as Etna (Disgaea), Aurica (Ar tonelico), Marie (Atelier Marie), Meu (Spectral Souls) and Morgan (Darkstalkers).

Codemasters Marketing Director Defects to PlayLogic

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic announced that Adam McGowan has joined its ranks as Marketing Director. McGowan previously held the same position over at companies such as KOCH Media, Codemasters, Brash and has worked on titles such as Lord of The Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online and ArchLord.

'Dokapon Journey' (NDS) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Atlus' RPG-board game Dokapon Journey, monsters have invaded the Kingdom of Dokapon, and the King has offered his throne and the hand of his daughter to any challenger who would rise to the occasion and save the land. Alas, that kind of offer is bound to attract some very over-determined adventurers...

Nobody Knows What's Going On With 'Stargate Worlds'

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, using Epic's Unreal Engine 3, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain. Things aren't looking good with unpaid wages and a lawsuit, a sentiment shared by Stargate executive producer Brad Wright, who replied, "We don’t know" when asked what is going on with the development of the game."

'Hammerin' Hero' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' Hammerin' Hero is an arcade-style, old school, side-scrolling beat ‘em up for PSP. Forget everything your parents told you about violence only being a last resort. In Hammerin' Hero, if it moves, hammer it.

'Phantom Brave: We Meet Again' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom Brave improves upon the tactical gameplay found in Disgaea and La Pucelle in every way. Its redone, open-ended battle system is limited only by the user’s imagination. If you fell in love with Disgaea, you definitely won’t want to miss out on what’s sure to be this year’s best Strategy RPG.

ECA Promotes Former ESA Lawyer to Vice President

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Entertainment Consumers Association announced the promotion of Jennifer Mercurio, formerly Director of Government Affairs, to the newly created position of Vice President and General Counsel where she will oversee all legal, policy, research, advocacy, action, lobbying, and government affairs for ECA.

New Distributor Solutions 2 GO Formed

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Solutions 2 GO, founded by founder and former CEO of SVG Distribution and Crave Entertainment Nima Taghavi, is a new distributor of video games in the United States. The company will offer full distribution services for video game console and handheld systems, games, accessories, and related products.

'My Healthy Cooking Coach' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With more than 200 recipes created by a culinary school and in collaboration with a renowned nutritionist, My Healthy Cooking Coach, which takes advantage of the new functionality of the Nintendo DSi, offers players tips and tricks to create healthy and delicious meals that will delight friends and family.

'Assassin's Creed 2' (ALL) Teaser Site Launched

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sequel to Assassin's Creed isn't exactly a secret, since Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed last year that Assassin's Creed 2 is in development. So far, no details have been revealed, apart that it will be set a few hundred years after the original, but all that is about to change as an official announcement is imminent, and Ubisoft has just launched a teaser Web site showing hints off (by means of this trailer) some sort of Venetian/da Vinci-related setting.

'Demigod' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' and 'Flock!' This Week's XBLA Titles

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Solve an intergalactic mystery and corral charming animals back to their mothership with Puzzle Quest: Galactrix and Flock! Both titles launch this Wednesday, April 8, on Xbox Live Arcade.

'Emotigeddon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electopia is a digital world. Its inhabitants are the emoticons used by people in instant messaging conversations. Recently, people have started using too many unhappy smiley faces, and the unhappy faces have grown strong. The unhappy faces have begun taking over the happy faces, and sadness and anger have spread throughout Electopia.

'Six Days in Fallujah' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami seems to be branching out into other survival horror franchises beyond its Silent Hill series. It recently signed Saw, and today it was revealed that it will publish Atomic Games' Six Days in Fallujah, a third-person survival horror game focusing on Operation Iraqi Freedom, mainly the Second Battle of Fallujah with 100% destructible and degradable environments. Six Days in Fallujah follows a squad of U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion 1st Marines over the span of six days.

Metaboli Offering Unreal Series for Download, DRM Free

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metaboli has signed a 3 year agreement with Epic to offer the Unreal series through its European digital distribution service.

'Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the year 1939, Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings follows the rogue archaeologist on an all-new globe-trotting quest. From San Francisco's Chinatown to the lush jungles of Panama, Indy must use his whip, fists and wits to fight through ruthless opposition as he spars with his nemesis, Magnus Völler, in a race for a relic of biblical proportions — the Staff of Moses.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Dragon Age: Origins'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 6, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare's return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Wolfenstein'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 6, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the heroic OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination.

'Silent Hill: Shattered Memories' (PSP/PS2/Wii) Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the game shares its twisting plot with the original PlayStation game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories takes a different path in many, many ways. Characters can be approached but will offer different responses and be found in different places, while new clues and gameplay paths can be followed.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) Versus Mode Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the survival horror series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. As promised last month, tomorrow Capcom will release a new "versus" multiplayer mode as paid digital content via XBL and PSN.

'King's Bounty: Armored Princess' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows' - v1.6.6 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next expansion for Kerberos Productions' 4X space strategy game Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows, adds never-before-seen weapons, ships and tactics, but also introducing a new race, The Morrigi.

'Fable II: See the Future' (X360) DLC Announced, Coming in May - Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 6:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this second game add-on for Fable II, players will encounter challenges unlike anything a hero has faced before as they have to lift the curses placed on three mysterious items that have come into the possession of Murgo the Trader.

'The Munchables' (Wii) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Munchables is an entertaining romp into a colorful and delicious action adventure where players will explore rich and vibrant environments, devouring delectable enemies and guide their quirky heroes in a zany alien munching mash-up filled with fun and addictive gameplay.

'The Destiny of Zorro' (Wii) Coming to North America

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

505 Games' The Destiny of Zorro, developed by Pronto Games, promises action, romance and, by use of the innovative Wii controller, the unique thrill of "becoming" the great hero himself!

Nintendo Download (NDSi/Wii) Monday, April 6, 2009

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | 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: Equilibrio (Wiiware), Uncharted Waters: New Horizons (VC), and half a dozen Nintendo DSiWare titles.

'Klonoa' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Klonoa's long-awaited return offers vibrant graphics, motion control and new secrets to discover in this update to the series' debut adventure. Highly revered as one of the best platform games of the past 10 years, Klonoa will ignite Wii owners' imaginations with addictive gameplay, exciting stages and a memorable story.

Monday, April 6, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | 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:

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

League of Legends is an online multiplayer session-based game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action. In League of Legends rival teams will compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition' - SP1 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | 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.

'R.U.S.E.' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

R.U.S.E. is a strategy game in which the players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. reinvigorates the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play.

PC Review - 'Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows'

by Mark Buckingham on April 6, 2009 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The next expansion for Kerberos Productions' 4X space strategy game Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows, adds never-before-seen weapons, ships and tactics, but also introducing a new race, The Morrigi.

'Rock Band' (Wii) to Get Journey, Oasis, Foo Fighters, Pat Benatar, etc...

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | 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.

Square Enix Bringing Taito Classics to WiiWare - Screens

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announces the release of two downloadable titles for WiiWare from Taito. Bubble Bobble Plus! gives a new dimension to the classic action with its four-person multiplayer mode along with a global ranking system. In Rainbow Islands, Bub and Bob return in their human form to take on a new adventure with surprising new skills.

NDS Review - 'Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation'

by Dustin Chadwell on April 6, 2009 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation is a game where players manage the day-to-day happenings of their very own fashion boutique. Best of all, they'll take to the streets and meet different characters in search of up-and-coming trends.

'Overlord Minions' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overlord Minions marks the NDS debut of the bad ass game that champions a despotic tyrant and sets loose the most vicious, yet lovably insane critters in gaming.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' - German v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drakensang: The Dark Eye, developed by Radon Labs, brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world's biggest pen & paper franchises.

'Strategic Command 2: Patton Drives East' - v1.02a Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2: Blitzkrieg, titled Patton Drives East allows players to explore the historically possible what-ifs of WWII. This Hotfix corrects a couple of bitmap files in the game.

'X3: Terran Conflict' - v2.0a Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system.

'Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come' - v1.00 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come is an RTS that chronicles the trials and tribulations of the first crusaders and recreates its most important battles. From Constantinople to Jerusalem, you will become a part of the First Crusades in this historical recreation.

'Major League Baseball 2K9' (ALL) v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 6, 2009 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MLB2K9 captures the essence of baseball down to the most minute, player- specific details including batting stances, pitching windups and signature swings. Gameplay enhancements in pitching, batting, fielding and base running promise to be user-friendly and enjoyable for rookies or veterans.