Announced earlier today, Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes is set between seasons 1 and 2 of the Clone Wars animated series and features playable heroes such as Skywalker, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, and various clone troopers, giving you the possibility to team up with a friend in online co-op.
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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. A current poll is asking fans for favorite live versions of the songs to be included in a Pearl Jam Live Rock Band compilation. Whether this is an all new game or an AC/DC like expansion is not clear yet.
Once called Apogee, 3D Realms has been responsible for some of the most classic of games, like Rise of the Triad, Commander Keen, and pioneer of the FPS genre in general with Duke Nukem/Wolfenstein 3D. While Apogee is still working on the Duke Nukem Trilogy, Take Two holds retains the DNF publishing rights, and whether it intends to do anything with that remains unclear.
SF IV features a mix of returning favorites (Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li etc.) along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.
Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online game featuring characters, weaponry and levels taken from and inspired by Metal Gear Solid 4, allowing up to 16 people to play simultaneously.
Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.
Battlefield 2 features immense, richly detailed, destructible environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the most notorious hot spots around the world. This v1.50 BETA patch adds extra Vista support, a new map (Operation Blue Pearl) and various tweaks and bugs fixes.
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:
- Fight Night Round 4 [PS3/X360] - Graphics Trailer
- Terminator Salvation [ALL] - Ground Enemies Trailer
- Battlestations: Pacific [ALL] - Launch Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
In the first ever Hannah Montana game for the PSP, fans will not only star in the show, they will also design a custom concert in each city they visit and rock the stage as they perform as Hannah Montana to 10 hit songs, including three new tracks.
Star Trek: D.A.C. is a fast-paced, top-down 3D space shooter where you can battle as the Federation against the Romulans in singleplayer, team up with a friend for co-op or go online in 6vs6 multiplayer mode. Deck your Avatar out and grab a seat at the poker table. Create your own luck of the draw in an Xbox LIVE Party by stealing chips, folding for free, or revealing the community cards in advance.
In Toy Story Mania!, players experience the fast-paced, zany fun of the Toy Story Mania! theme park attraction, which is an interactive experience requiring 3D glasses and involving rapid or quick-firing shooting galleries.
It seems that Eidos means business these days, as not only is it working on high-profile titles like Deus Ex 3, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Just Cause 2 and the just-announced Thief 4, but CEO Ian Livingstone revealed in a recent interview that it is also planning on releasing a new installment in the popular Hitman series (developed by IO Interactive as usual) and, oddly enough, a sequel to the not-so-well-received Kane & Lynch.
This summer, you will be able to individually download 7 classics from SEGA’s archive, such as Gunstar Heroes (XBLA & PSN), Altered Beast (XBLA), Shinobi (XBLA), Comix Zone (XBLA), Phantasy Star 2 (XBLA), Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (XBLA) and Sonic and Knuckles (XBLA).
Sakura Wars is a Strategy RPG that features a unique sim-based story system. An in-depth storyline exists, much like in any other RPG; however, the player’s destiny in the game is not predetermined.
For the first time in the 15 year history of this 3-on-3 fighter game, The King of Fighters XII has undergone a complete graphical overhaul. All sprites used over the past 14 years have been dropped and replaced with new 2D high definition, high resolution sprites, on detailed 2D backgrounds, drawn 100% by hand.
NCsoft reported earnings results for 2009 Q1, revealing sales came of $USD 107.7 million, with its net profit jumping 422% to $USD 27.0 million, mainly boosted by the solid maintenance of Lineage and Lineage II sales, in addition to Aion sales.
Spectrobes: Origins is a sci-fi action adventure game where players will use the unique Wii controls to explore vast worlds, excavate three-dimensional fossils and unravel an engaging story while discovering the key to preventing a galactic threat.
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.
by Thomas Wilde on May 11, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
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.
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.
Envizions' cloud application will be fully available on all public beta EVO Smart Console units, where everything - desktop and applications - can be used from everywhere through a Web browser.
G-Force revolves around a team of trained secret agent guinea pigs that take on a mission for the US government to stop an evil billionaire who plans to destroy the world with household appliances.
In Cooking Mama players use the motion-sensitive Wii Remote or stylus to cook a variety of recipes by simulating the actions of a real-life chef. Majesco announced that the Cooking Mama franchise has sold more than 4 million units in North America.
Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.
Eidos-Montréal is not only working on Deus Ex 3, but as rumored the past few weeks, is excited to unveil its previously secret second title in development at the studio, the next installment in the legendary Thief series.
SBK09 Superbike World Championship offers the ultimate experience of the championship. Tracks, teams, riders, it’s all there unaltered to make the player feel the adrenaline rush of real motorbike competition.
Revealed over the weekend, Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes is set between seasons 1 and 2 of the Clone Wars animated series and features playable heroes such as Skywalker, Obi-Wan, Mace Windu, Kit Fisto, and various clone troopers, giving you the possibility to team up with a friend in online co-op.
A joint project between Nippon Ichi Software and HitMaker, Last Rebellion is an RPG with action elements. Players can roam around the world field and make action movements like in an action game, but once you enterbattleyou engage the enemy using a turn-based system.
THQ has picked up 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand in which you play as one of the world's biggest hip-hop stars in an all-out battle to protect 50 Cent's assets and to collect payment from a crooked overlord. While 50 Cent recently claimed "fans like the game" and he wants to do a another sequel, retail numbers are not backing that up. So far the game has sold a mere 56.000, despite scoring higher than the original, which sold 1.1 million copies.
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).
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.
The PSP version adds all new story chapters with a new main character, adding even more replay value to the already feature-packed title. With new characters, skills, items, and battle system, Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days is ready to please even the most hardcore SRPG enthusiasts.
Nintendo added a classic, a WiiWare, and a NDSi title to the Shop Channels. Nintendo owners with online access can redeem Points to download: Family Pirate Party (Wiiware), Galaxy Force II (VC), Real Soccer 2009 (NDSiWare).
Mana Khemia evolves to a new level with the ultimate 2D graphics blended with anime influenced 3D environments. Game play is as excellent as its looks with plenty of action and tons of item crafting. Players can indulge in the hardcore world of gaming with the highest degree possible on the PS2.
WH 40k: Dawn of War II takes players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-op campaign.
Trine is a fantasy action game where the player can create and use physics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. Set in a world of great castles and strange machinery, three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil…
Theseis is a new conspiracy-fantasy adventure game where players are caught between the mundane and the supernatural, following the clues of a long-lost ancient artifact that could spell disaster or ascension for the entire human race, only you will determine the outcome. Greek website ByTheWay claims a reliable source revealed to them that the game has been canceled, which seems to be confirmed by developer Track7's former PR rep, but it's literally all Greek to me.
by Brian Dumlao on May 11, 2009 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Excitebots: Trick Racing has elements that make it one of the more unique racing games on the market. The game lets everyone in the family use the Wii Wheel accessory in unique and changing environments, play fun minigames and perform crazy tricks in a game that builds on the Excitebike and Excite Truck franchises.
Ashes Cricket 2009 is set to build on the heritage that Codemasters has enjoyed with its best-selling Brian Lara series and will continue to lead the field with great batting, bowling and fielding gameplay and authenticity that made the series a huge hit with cricket fans the world over.
Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches is an authentic first-person, point & click adventure with a Celtic atmosphere. This spine-tingling story of the haunting of a lonely, teenage girl blends magic with technology, fact with myth, and horror with compassion.
The Adventures of Ambages is a 3D action adventure game in which you guide the Hero (called Ambages) to slay hordes of evil Goblins and rid the land of their tyranny!
by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on May 11, 2009 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
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.