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'Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes' (ALL) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Various Game Trailers #1653

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:19 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:

  • Risen [X360/PC] - Nightwish Trailer
  • Wolfenstein [ALL] - Graphic Novel Trailer (2)

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

THQ Financials Positive, Boosted by UFC, Which is Headed to Wii and Handhelds

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the fiscal Q1 2009, THQ’s net sales climbed 77% (from $137.6 million to $243.5 million compared to 2008) primarily by UFC 2009 Undisputed (2.9 million units sold), and Red Faction: Guerrilla (1 million units sold). In the follow up conference call CEO Brian Farrell revealed that THQ will be bringing the UFC franchise to Wii and handhelds, but gave no further details.

'Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron' (NDS/PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron is a third-person perspective action game in which players experience different battles from the Star Wars universe, allowing players to engage in air, land and space battles or build troops and upgrade armies in a strategy-based mode.

'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360) Reveals More In-Game Music Tracks

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person action/adventure starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

'Wallace & Gromit Ep.4: The Bogey Man' (ALL) Coming Tomorrow - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures, you assume the roles of both Wallace and Gromit, and spend each episode exploring a vivid world, assembling intricate contraptions, and getting the duo out of the sticky situations they frequently find themselves in.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Title Update to Add Fixes, Modes, DLC Support

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Indiana Jones 2 presents a tongue-in-cheek take on all four cinematic adventures of pop culture’s most iconic archaeologist, including for the first time ever Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and will give players the ability to create levels, even in two-player co-op (although you won't be able to share it).

'Audition' Content Update Adds Clothes, Songs, Modes and More

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With simple directional and space bar keystrokes, Audition, a free-to-play online dance sensation, players perform hip-hop style dance steps and choreographed routines which require precise timing and rhythm.

'Borderlands' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Borderlands is an all-new sci-fi action game combining elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat.

'Scribblenauts' (NDS) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Scribblenauts the player uses the NDS touch-screen to help his character, Maxwell, acquire the starite in each level by solving a series of puzzles. In order complete each puzzle, players will use the stylus and notepad to write down the word for any object that comes to mind in order to reach the goal.

Forza Motorsport 3 (X360) Adds Circuit de Catalunya/EuroSport Compacts - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 3 unites the racing game genre, making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of the world’s most exotic and exquisite cars. Live the most realistic racing experience ever as you take the wheel of more than 400 of the most-beloved cars on over 100 renowned real-world tracks and exotic road courses from around the globe.

'Wolfenstein' (ALL) to Co-Sponsor the 'Inglourious Basterds' Premiere

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the 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.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.

'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bryan Lee O'Malley's video game reference ridden comic book series Scott Pilgrim will be made into a side-scrolling beat-em-up with over the top combat. Scott Pilgrim, bass guitarist for totally average garage band, falls in love with Ramona Flowers, but in order to date her, he has to defeat her seven evil exes who are trying to kill him.

'NBA 2K10: Draft Combine' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K10: Draft Combine will allow fans to create their own custom player with the utmost detail and, for the first time in the NBA 2K series, begin their career by experiencing the on-court life of an NBA hopeful going through the NBA Draft Combine at the world-renowned, ATTACK Athletics gym in Chicago.

Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'Chaotic: Shadow Warriors'

by Brian Dumlao on July 28, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Chaotic: Shadow Warriors combines action, role playing and turn-based strategy gameplay elements for an epic adventure in Perim. Players adventure through vibrant, fully-realized 3D environments and interact with various characters from the best-selling trading card game and the animated TV series.

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2' (PS3) Gets Euro Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is the ultimate Ninja Gaiden, featuring characters from the previous installments that have defined the franchise. Combining both melee and long-range battles against enemies, the game requires skillful and strategic playing to successfully journey through the missions.

38 Studios Narrows Down Copernicus MMO Release Date

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Led by the artistic vision of Todd McFarlane and the enthralling storytelling of R. A. Salvatore, 38 Studios is developing an original IP – a world made up of fantastical elements, settings, characters, creatures, rules and experiences. The IP will encompass multiple media forms including the online game experience that is currently scheduled for release in Dec. 2010, according to the Boston Globe.

'Darkest of Days' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom EFX's Darkest of Days, using 8Monkey Labs' proprietary Marmoset game engine, is a story-rich, first-person shooter presenting an intriguing story of time-travel to some of the darkest periods in the history of mankind.

'Left 4 Dead 2' (ALL) Integrates In-Game Ads, Depeche Mode Music, and More

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L4D2 promises to set a new benchmark for co-operative action games, adding melee combat to enable deeper co-operative gameplay, with items such as a chainsaw, frying pan, axe, baseball bat, and more. According to reports, Valve plans to integrate product placement, and so far will include music, artwork and likenesses from Depeche Mode.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 7:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of WWII. Players can participate in some of the most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of 50+ missions.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) Also Coming to PS3?

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Science fiction and fantasy meld in this continuation of tri-Ace Inc.'s RPG franchise. The refined gameplay features team-oriented combat, while improving upon the innovative real-time battle system that has become a trademark of the Star Ocean franchise. According to GameFly, Square Enix plans to bring the Star Ocean title to PS3, although no date was provided.

'Tropico 3' (X360/PC) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 7:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tropico 3 you will again be able to play the role of “El Presidente” taking over the control of a tropical island. You decide whether you want to use your army to secure your power base in the best traditions of corrupt, unscrupulous tyrants everywhere, or alternatively to lead your people to prosperity in your role as generous elder statesman.

'Planet 51' (ALL) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:56 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:

'Cabela's Outdoor Adventures' (Wii/PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cabela's Outdoor Adventures features North America's top outdoor destinations, over 50 hunting and fishing adventures and intensive use of gear and tactics, such as animal calls and stealth skills.

'Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5' (PS2) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5 takes you on a heart-pounding adventure from the point of Naruto's return to Konoha to end of the 2nd Sasuke Rescue Arc. Our hero finds himself once again taking on an ever more devious and powerful succession of enemies, relying on his friends and ninja skills to win the day.

Square Enix/Eidos' GamesCom 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under GamesCom - GamesCom 2009

Square Enix Europe and Eidos announced its line-up of combined titles which will be on show at GamesCom 2009 (August 19th – 23rd), such as Supreme Commander 2, Order of War, FF XIII, Mini Ninjas, Batman, and many more...

'NHL 10' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 10 begins a new era with gameplay innovations that deliver a new standard of toughness, the emotion of playoff hockey on the ice and in the arena, and over 200 gameplay refinements that replicate the skill and finesse that every fan sees throughout the NHL playoffs.

Robot Entertainment Using Vision Engine For New IP

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D game engine provider Trinigy has signed a licensing agreement with Robot Entertainment, former Ensemble Studios employees, to use the Vision Engine on a new, undisclosed IP currently in development.

'Quantum Theory' (PS3) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syd, equipped with a large machine gun and a special fist, will eradicate anything on his path to scale the “Living Tower” and destroy it. To his surprise, he finds Fillena, a mysterious female warrior along the way. Experience their adventurous ascent in a romantic art nouveau style world that merges the beauty of organic motifs with technology and action-packed gameplay.

'Scorpion Disfigured' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scorpion Disfigured, a straight-forward FPS where you play as special agent Scorpion, takes terrorists combat to a new level after alien species and terrorist organizations are born from political crisis and the world is thorn apart by nuclear weapons and environmental disasters leaving nothing more than a mine field full of tribal wars, religious fanaticism and ruthless Warlords

PS3 Review - 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'

by Matt Olsen on July 28, 2009 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Dungeon Party' Adds New Character Class, Guild System - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Phantom Brave: We Meet Again' (Wii) Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 3:28 a.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. Phantom Brave has 4 all new chapters, with a new character Carona, which you can start first if you already played them on PS2.

'WW2: Time of Wrath' - v1.50 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WW2: Time of Wrath is a turn-based grand strategy title, an improved and expanded sequel to WW2: Road to Victory, that puts the player in charge of the political, economic and military decisions of one or more Axis or Allied nations, including minor nations.

Ubisoft Signs 'NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer' (Wii)

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NewU Fitness First Personal Trainer is not specifically a game, but rather a title that perfectly combines Fitness, Nutritional Advice and Daily Healthy tips to offer a holistic experience through personal well-being.

'Bionic Commando' (ALL) Original Soundtrack Released

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer, a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Dark Salvation' Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 28, 2009 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Salvation is a Quake III-powered FPS where you take on the role of a young dead woman who has been sucked into the underworld and is now possessed by a deadly object, allowing her to cast magic according to each weapon she yields. There are plenty of levels, secrets, monsters and secret weapons to explore, find and fight.