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'The Strike' (Wii/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hunt and The Strike aim to deliver the most realistic hunting and fishing experiences to-date, combining detailed environments and engaging gameplay with highly interactive fishing pole and rifle controllers (Wii only).

'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen' (ALL) Soundtrack Details

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen propels players straight into an adrenaline-pumping battle for supremacy across the globe where every second and every choice makes the difference between mankind's salvation and annihilation. The soundtrack is headlined by composer Steve Jablonsky (original Transfoemrs and Gears of War 2), and he is joined by composer Bobby Tahouri (Iron Man) and electronic music act Julien-K.

'Arc Rise Fantasia' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arc Rise Fantasia is a new turn-based RPG with a beautiful, anime-inspired Japanese art style. Players will jump into the shoes of L’Arc, a calm and composed mercenary, who sets out to defend the Meridian Empire from an impending invasion of ferocious creatures.

Various Game Trailers #1603

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:49 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:

  • Madden NFL 10 [ALL] - Pro-Trak Animation Trailer
  • Neves Plus [Wii] - Trailer
  • White Knight Chronicles [PS3] - Trailer #4

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

'Overlord II' (PS3/X360/PC) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Overlord II, the new Overlord and a more powerful Minions horde take on the Glorious Empire, an advanced Romanesque nation, in a truly epic yet familiarly warped adventure. Fans who pre-order Overlord II at Gamestop will receive one of four different minion figurines (brown, green, blue or red).

'City Racer' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with an array of stylish and powerful cars, players can whiz past famous real-world monuments such as the Tower Bridge, London Eye, Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, the Gherkin, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.

'Team Fortress 2' Sniper Revamp Imminent, Adds Bow & Arrow

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | 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 sniper revamp is nearing completion and Valve revealed today that it will add a bow & arrow (18 arrows, and power shot) with the ability to pin your enemies to the wall.

'Critter Crunch' (PS3) Announced - Screen & Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Critter Crunch players take control of the oh-so-cuddly Biggs, a lovable jungle creature with an iron-clad stomach, indomitable tongue and fierce devotion to his offspring. Biggs is in search of the jewel-rich critters that invade his habitat once a season, and using his tongue to pluck them from their vines, stuffs them into the waiting mouths of larger critters.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Rolls Out Title Update

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Wars is an RTS game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Robot Entertainment has released a title update fixing matchmaking bugs, balances a few things inside and outside of gameplay, and prepares the game for the Strategic Options DLC.

'Birthday Party Bash' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Birthday Party Bash, known in Europe as It's My Birthday, will bring back the traditional birthday party to living rooms as it gives savvy mums and dads a complete Party-in-a-Box to throw the best next-generation birthday party for their kids.

Cyanide Developing Games Based on 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Fantasy Series

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide Studios and George R. R. Martin announced their partnership to create the first-ever multi-platform video games inspired by the author's bestselling "A Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series.

'Wolfenstein' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Orchestral Score

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision and id Software announced that Wolfenstein will feature an original score by award-winning composer Bill Brown. He previously scored id's hit Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and his work has been featured in numerous feature films and TV shows, including "Ali," "Any Given Sunday," "CSI: NY" and "Finding Forrester.

'Time of Shadows' Announced - Screens

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

A dynamic new third-person action role-playing game, Time of Shadows has players traveling a labyrinth of multiple worlds as they uncover sinister plots and battle evil forces in an attempt to save the Earth from imminent disaster.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Developer Interview #2

by Adam Pavlacka on May 12, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay. We sat down with Discovery Channel's Future Weapons host Richard "Mack" Machowicz.

'Hasbro Family Game Night 2' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hasbro Family Game Night 2 will include five popular games, each playable in an Original Mode reflecting traditional board game play and Advanced Modes, including the all-new “Hasbro Family Game Show” which shifts players into party mode with Mr. Potato Head as the master of ceremonies.

'Virtual Villagers: A New Home' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtual Villagers: A New Home takes players to a beautiful tropical island where they are tasked with helping a tribe of stranded villagers to survive and discover the island’s many secrets. Surprising events, challenging puzzles, and fun-to-play mini games all await players eager to take up the task.

'City of Heroes' Goes Rogue with New Expansion Pack - Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In City of Heroes Going Rogue, the first major expansion since the 2005 City of Villains launch, hero and villain characters will become immersed in the new parallel universe known as Praetoria, which is governed by Tyrant, the evil incarnation of the game’s main protagonist, Statesman.

'Black Prophecy' - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Prophecy is an Action-MMO where you will not only be fighting epic multiplayer battles and fulfilling exciting single-player missions, but also experience a fascinating story from the pen of prize-winning German science-fiction author Michael Marrak.

'Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2010' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2010, players enter a Hell Week-style boot camp packed with new features and energetic workout modes that fully utilize the motion capabilities of the Wii Remote and the Wii Balance Board accessory

'Rock Band Country Track Pack' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band Country Track Pack is a standalone software product that allows owners of Rock Band) and Rock Band 2 to keep the party going with 21 songs from an outstanding mix of country artists, including Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Shania Twain, Rascal Flatts and the legendary Kenny Rogers.

'PDC World Championship Darts 2009' (ALL) Multiplayer Modes - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PDC World Championship Darts 2009 completely rebuilds its Wii Remote throwing method, comes with greatly improved graphics, includes new game modes, and new champions to challenge.

'Cutthroat' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trinigy announced that it has signed a multi-platform license deal with Finland-based development studio Nitro Games, which is currently finishing up its RTS East India Company, granting it the rights to utilize Trinigy’s Vision Game Engine for the development of Cutthroat.

'Risen' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, Risen unfolds over 4 chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story by your actions and decisions. An intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers alike.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 5:21 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:

'Cross Edge' (PS3) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 5:14 a.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).

'DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party 2' (Wii) Coming to Europe, Dated

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring new gameplay that combines the physically engaging, and easy-to-pick-up-and-play mechanics of the Wii, the game offers four-player multiplayer, Wii Remote and Nunchuck support, smash hits from the last four decades, and entirely new modes.

'Delta Force: Xtreme 2' Gets Priced, Dated - New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIGHT… Until there is No Enemy! Take control of Delta Force, the US Army’s most secretive, highly trained unit. Use commando tactics and state-of-the-art weaponry to take the fight to the enemy against overwhelming odds.

PSP Review - 'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce'

by Dustin Chadwell on May 12, 2009 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. In the game, players will enlist in quests that will challenge their very sense of what it means to be a true warrior.

Microsoft and Ubisoft Execs Leave for Jerry Bruckheimer Games

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jerry Bruckheimer and MTV Games announced two executive appointments that officially mark the producer's entrance into the video game industry, Microsoft/Halo producer Jim Veevaert and Ubisoft VP Jay Cohen.

'Disney Sing It: Pop Hits' (Wii/PS3) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Sing It: Pop Hits features 30 master recordings and popular music videos from fan favorites, including Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat, Demi Lovato, Hannah Montana, Jesse McCartney, Coldplay and One Republic.

Cohort Studios Developing PS3 Exclusive Titles

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cohort Studios has a string of exclusive and as-yet unnamed PS3 titles in development, as well as TactX, a tool for football coaches to devise in-depth training regimes and complex match tactics within a web browser format, which will launch on the official UEFA website in coming months.

'Spore Hero' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the franchise's core tenets of creativity, exploration and adventure, Spore Hero and Spore Hero Arena will immerse Nintendo fans into all-new experiences when the games launch this year.

Sumthing Else Music Works to Release Soundtracks for Capcom Titles

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sumthing Else Music Works has entered into a multiple-title licensing partnership with Capcom to release the original soundtrack albums for franchises such as Bionic Commando, Resident Evil, Dead Rising, Street Fighter and Monster Hunter.

'Empire: Time of Troubles' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire is a turn-based, historical strategy game which covers the events of 1350-1650 taking place in Russia, Poland and the Great Lithuanian Princedom. Control a hero character, command one of 26 warring factions in a large-scale campaign, improve your skills in battle, win wars and rule your state any way they wish.

'Gel: Set & Match' (X360) Coming to XBLA Next Week

by Rainier on May 12, 2009 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gel: Set & Match mingles brain-bending puzzles with intense side-scrolling action. Players control a cute-yet-alien creature who matches colored blocks to solve unique puzzles, clear a road of gel blocks, or compete in multiplayer battles.

PS2 Review - 'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam'

by Dustin Chadwell on May 12, 2009 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Downhill Jam delivers a skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents.