'Star Ocean The Last Hope: International' (PS3) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. PST | 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.

'Aliens vs. Predator' (ALL) Playing As The Aliens, Tactics & Abilities

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Aliens vs. Predator, players will have the chance to take the role of the three infamous species: the Colonial Marine, the Predator and the Alien. Each of the three species has its very own distinct story-driven, single-player campaign mode that interweaves with the campaigns of the other two species.

Various Game Trailers #1781

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under Trailers

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:

  • Mount & Blade: Warband [PC] - Multiplayer Trailer #2
  • Naughty Bear [ALL] - Peanut Butter & Jelly Trailer
  • BackBreaker [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier [ALL] - Teaser Trailer

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

'Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 3:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, a first-person science fiction RPG for NDS, is a startlingly original entry in the award-winning Shin Megami Tensei universe, Strange Journey takes the heralded RPG franchise to exciting new frontiers.

'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Reveals More Pre-Order Goodies

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. Besides the previously announced bonus outfit as pre-order incentive, Rockstar is also adding a Golden Guns Weapon Pack through Amazon or a War Horse (Best buy/HMV).

'Trauma Team' (Wii) Details The Creation of Characters - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encounter unprecedented depth across six distinct fields of medicine: play as a general surgeon, diagnostician, E.M.T., orthopedic surgeon, endoscope technician, and medical examiner. Follow the story as never before with all-new dynamic story sequences inspired by Japanese animation and comics; each dramatic chapter comes vividly to life with distinct style!

'Worms 2: Armageddon' (X360) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Worms 2: Armageddon is a 2D turn-based strategy game in which players control worms in a battle to be the last man/worm standing, using a variety of over-the-top weapons (bazookas, grenades, uzis, exploding sheep, etc.) to defeat opponents' worms. Previously an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive title, Team17 confirmed that the game is coming to Steam, preceeded by a beta test.

'Rooms: The Main Building' (ALL) Goes Gold - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Rooms: The Main Building an invitation arrives at the character’s doorstep and unknowingly diverts them to an alternate world where players use extraordinary items and devices to navigate through a variety of rooms and buildings.  To enter the next room, players must carefully shift rooms around in a manner similar to slide puzzles.

'Iron Man 2' (ALL) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With an all-new story written by renowned comic book author Matt Fraction, Iron Man 2 will include familiar elements from both the movie and comic book universes, allowing players to truly feel the power of Iron Man with new destructible environments, epic enemies, and innovative hand-to-hand combat moves.

'Holy Invasion of Privacy Badman! 2' (PSP) Now Called 'What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord?! 2'

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The goal of the game is clean and simple: As the God of Destruction, you must create a dungeon that is both difficult and powerful enough to fend off the human hero invaders. The dungeon must have a self-sustaining ecosystem, so players must strategically dig and create a dungeon with a balanced food chain.

'Ancients of Ooga' (X360) Announced - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ancients of Ooga is an action-adventure platformer is set in a bizarre, tribal universe where, to the Ooganis, it’s customary to eat anything you can get your hands on. Meet, befriend, and finally acquire several other zany Oogani tribes.

Mythic Celebrates Valentine's Day With Activities And Events In Its MMOs

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning brings Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

Next 'Assassin's Creed' Set in Rome, Include Assassination Multiplayer Mode

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While Ubisoft already confirmed a new installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise earlier this year, an official announcement is probably not going to be made any time soon. The first in the series to feature multiplayer, Ubisoft confirmed today that it will be set in Rome, revolve around Ezio and the templar HQ, and have an "innovative" assassination multiplayer mode.

'Metro 2033' (X360/PC) Limited Edition Is Slim Pickings

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metro 2033, based on Russian author Dmitriy Glukhovskiy's novel of the same name, is a 3D horror/action/survival FPS with elements RPG genre game. THQ announced that a European Ltd. Ed. will include exclusive in-game automatic shotgun and four art cards featuring artwork by Russian painter Anton Grechko (thanks Blues).

'Everquest II: Battlegrounds' Expansion Launches Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlegrounds allow players to engage in the most exciting and intense PvP battle against their friends or foes, regardless of server, and provide thrilling group-based, competitive matches in three all-new zones.

'LEGO Universe' Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LEGO Universe, MMO developed by NetDevil, will include expansive social and community features, as well as character advancement where you'll be able to customize your mini-figs and interact in the universe as any character you choose. Fans eager to participate in the beta test can now sign up, although a specific time frame for the actual start is not revealed.

'Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 8:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Young FBI agent Nicole Bonnet receives a mysterious package. Inside she finds a complicated logical puzzle that appears to be a message from a serial killer. This is just the beginning of an epic duel of minds between Nicole and the ruthless murderer, who leaves playing cards by the bodies of his victims as signature.

'The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom gives gamers the opportunity to choose the best way to lead their kingdom to victory, in a rich environment set in middle-Europe during the early Renaissance

'Battlefield: Bad Company 2' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 6:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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.

'Dead Space Extraction' (Wii) Coming to XBL/PSN?

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 6:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke's mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game, with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience. According to a new survey, EA plans to bring the guided first-person shooter to XBL and PSN in full HD for a mere $15 USD.

'Super Street Fighter IV' (ALL) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV, such as classic combatants from previous SF games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Sells More Than 2 Million, Gets Nürburgring Track Pack

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 5:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' (ALL) Trademarked, Official Title?

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 5:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there have yet to be an official details released, Eidos has confirmed a while back that its new Montréal studio is working on the third installment in the Deux Ex franchise. Parent company Square Enix has recently trademarked Deus Ex: Human Revolution indicating this may be the official title for the entry in the action/rpg series.

'2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 5:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Sports 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa will feature all the emotion and passion of the fiercest national rivalries battling on the world’s biggest stage, with all 199 national teams that took part in qualification, all 10 official stadiums to be used in South Africa and stadiums from each qualifying region.

'Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier features cutting-edge technology, prototype high-tech weaponry,  state-of-the-art single-player and multiplayer modes, while going beyond the core Ghost Recon franchise and deliver a fresh gameplay experience, with an unparalleled level of quality that will excite long-time fans and newcomers alike.

RedLynx Happy With 2009, Has 8-10 New Games Coming

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During the year, RedLynx published or co-published four games: Trials HD (Xbox Live Arcade), Monster Trucks Nitro (PC), Monster Truck Nitro (iPhone) and DrawRace (iPhone), which sold a combined 1.5 million copies worldwide.

'Alien Zombie Death' (PSP) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Somewhere far far away in a random solar system, a lone space man dies… horribly. Take control of said fateful space man as he battles to his end against the dreaded Alien Zombies!

'Allods Online' Will Go Open Beta Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 4:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Allods Online is a subscription-less MMORPG set in a fantasy space opera universe with player-built and player-controlled astral battleships, creating a new dimension of co-op game play.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 4:20 a.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:


We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4' (ALL) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the first four Harry Potter books and movies that tell the story of Harry’s first four years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 offers an engaging mix of magical gameplay and light-hearted humour.

'Tournament of Legends' (Wii) Developer Interview

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Tournament of Legends is a weapon and magic based 3D-fight game featuring some of the biggest playable characters on Wii. Each fighter is based on a legend from world mythology:  the Minotaur, a powerful Gladiator, Gorgon, Stone Golem, Valkyrie and other well-known and powerful characters.

'Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny' German Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Patch

Young FBI agent Nicole Bonnet receives a mysterious package. Inside she finds a complicated logical puzzle that appears to be a message from a serial killer. This is just the beginning of an epic duel of minds between Nicole and the ruthless murderer, who leaves playing cards by the bodies of his victims as signature.

They're All So Beautiful. Why Don't I Have Three Heads?

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

It turned out to be a rather quiet day yesterday, apart from a slew of game announcements, everybody ramping up their titles again after the holidays, and EA revealing their lineup through next year. (That must be a first.)

We have a few press events to attend this week, so some more preview and interview coverage will be coming your way. Keep an eye out.

Quiet days make for quiet evenings, so we got to catch up on some TV series: Chuck, Kitchen Nightmares, NCIS and Psych.