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'Magnetica' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In Magnetica, marbles roll down a twisted path toward the goal, and it's up to players to stop them by launching new marbles into the oncoming ones. The marbles disappear if players match three or more in this massive marble elimination. This title satisfies even the strongest puzzle addiction.

'Rachet & Clank: Size Matters' (PSP) - Features and Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Capturing all of the humor from previous PS2 installments with engaging cinematics, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters allows up to four players to compete in action-packed wireless multiplayer gaming.

'Alone in the Dark: Near Death Investigation' (X360/PC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through the use of state-of-the-art real-time physics and unprecedented environmental interaction combining to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment.

'Fable 2' (X360/PC) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

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'Shadowrun' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

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'Gears of War' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

'Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

“Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” is the new expansion pack for the best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) title of 2005*: “Age of Empires III” from Ensemble Studios and Microsoft Game Studios. “Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” will engage gamers of all ages and types in epic warfare in the Americas, where they will lead proud, playable native civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas.

“Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” is the latest installment in the award-winning “Age of Empires” franchise and continues Ensemble’s stellar track record of delivering innovative RTS games experiences.

'Hotel Dusk: Room 215' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Los Angeles, 1979. Players take the role of Kyle Hyde, an ex-cop turned salesman trying to track down a missing friend. Clues lead to an eerie, old hotel rumored to have one very strange room – a room where wishes are granted. Players check in and get ready for a night of surprises as they meet a cast of unusual characters and try to unravel the mystery in Hotel Dusk: Room 215, a gritty new graphic adventure for the Nintendo DS.

  • Players hold their Nintendo DS like a book and use the touch screen to grill characters, search for

'Guild Wars: Factions' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Guild Wars Factions is the highly anticipated follow-up to Guild Wars®, the critically acclaimed online roleplaying game that revolutionized online gaming with its fresh design, innovative technology and no-subscription-fee pricing.

Developed by Seattle-based studio ArenaNet, Guild Wars Factions takes place on the Asian-inspired continent of Cantha, where new and existing Guild Wars players join an epic quest to defeat an ancient evil and save a war-torn empire.

Players create a character from eight distinct professions—including the newly created Assassin and Ritualist—and become embroiled in a brutal war of conquest between two warring factions, the Luxons and the Kurzicks.

New missions will

'Exteel' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

NCsoft’s Team Beam puts you in command of a next generation mech – called an NxG – a humanoid, walking weapon. On Exteel’s futuristic battleground, giant robots are the key to ultimate victory.
Players create a mercenary pilot who grows in experience and rank through PvP battles. Each pilot can customize his or her personal mech using a robust character creation tool. Ultimately, pilots can store several different mechs in a “hangar” and choose which one to take into combat.

The game features easily accessible gameplay in a blend of high-speed tactics and team-based strategy. The animation for the

'The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The epic story of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker continues as Link finds himself lost and alone in unknown seas in a new adventure. Featuring intuitive touch-screen controls and innovative puzzles, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass offers new challenges for fans of the series and an easy-to-grasp introduction for gamers new to The Legend of Zelda. But time grows short, and only the Phantom Hourglass can buy Link the minutes he'll need to survive.

  • The stylus makes controlling Link easier than ever. Tap on the screen to make Link move, or sweep the stylus around him

'Super Paper Mario' (NGC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The newest chapter of the Paper Mario story isn't just out of this world … it's out of this dimension.

  • What at first glance appears to be a 2-D sidescroller ripped straight from the pages of the Paper Mario universe soon turns into a 3-D action-adventure that defies all video game logic. Fusing 2-D and 3-D perspectives, not to mention

'Metroid Prime 3: Corruption' (Wii) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

If you think you knew what it felt like to be the bounty hunter behind the visor, think again. Take aim at evil with Nintendo's revolutionary controller.

  • Players control Samus by moving with the Nunchuk controller and aiming with the pointer, allowing for a level of immersion unlike anything they have ever experienced. Through the eyes of Samus, players experience a quantum leap in first-person control as they wield the Wii Remote, the ultimate device for the firstperson shooter genre.
  • Samus will employ well-known power-ups like the Grapple Beam and Morph Ball, as well as a bunch of new surprises,

'Super Mario Galaxy' (Wii) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step … out into space. Join Mario as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy.

  • Shake, tilt and point! Mario takes advantage of all the unique aspects of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller, unleashing new moves as players shake the controller and even point at and drag items with the pointer.
  • Mario essentially defined the 3-D platforming genre with Super Mario 64, and this game proves once again that he is king. Players perform mind-bending, lowgravity jumps across wild alien

'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess' (NGC/Wii) - Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

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When an evil darkness enshrouds the land of Hyrule, a young farm boy named Link must awaken the hero – and the animal – within.

  • When Link travels to the Twilight Realm, he transforms into a wolf and must scour the land with the help of a mysterious girl named Midna. Using the power and unique control of the Wii console, The
  • Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess features incredibly precise aiming control using the Wii Remote.
  • The Wii Remote and the Nunchuk controller are used for a

'God of War II' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In 2005, Sony Computer Entertainment America's Santa Monica Studios introduced GOD OF WAR, which was widely considered the best videogame of 2005 with over a dozen "Game of the Year Awards." In Q1 of 2007, Kratos, the ex-Spartan warrior turned God of War, returns in GOD OF WAR II, exclusively for the PlaysStation 2. Armed with all-new brutal combat moves and magic, players retake the role of Kratos and embark on a new epic adventure to change the fate of mortals and Gods alike. As Kratos, players will travel through unique levels of exceptionally detailed and vividly striking

'Motorstorm' (PS3) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

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'SingStar' (PS3) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Take centre stage and wow the crowd with your performance as SingStar arrives on PLAYSTATION®3. Packed with new features, for the first time ever SingStar lets you personalise your playlists by downloading the songs of your choice – so you can sing along to what you want, when you want it.

Customise your SingStar experience by downloading the latest tracks and menu skins from the SingStore (an in-game shop that is easy to use and accessible directly from in-game), set the world alight by uploading your best performances to the online SingStar community and go wild with superstar moves with the

'Resistance: Fall of Man' (PS3) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Developed by Insomniac Games, creators of the critically acclaimed Ratchet & Clank franchise, Resistance: Fall Of Man™ is a gripping first-person action game developed exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Set in a frightening, alternate 20th century reality, Resistance: Fall Of Man capitalizes on PlayStation 3’s superior processing power to deliver a thoroughly believable world that blends epic military action and unnerving horror. Utilizing its signature creative style, Insomniac Games has created a truly next-generation experience featuring smarter enemies, a wide variety of horrifying creatures, physics-based weaponry, playable vehicles and highly detailed, diverse environments. Players will be challenged online

'Gran Turismo HD' (PS3) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

“Gran Turismo HD” has been prepared in full HD resolution (i.e. 1920 x 1080p, p for progressive) and is displayed at a refresh rate of 60 frames per second. As you may know, this is the highest possible performance available on the latest high definition television and is three times higher in quality than the average high definition quality broadcast where HD-CAM capabilities are at 1450 x 1080i, (i for interlace). Comparatively, the visual quality in “Gran Turismo HD” is 12 times higher than Gran Turismo® 4 on PlayStation® 2, allowing for a world of true high definition, not possible

'The Eye of Judgment' (PS3) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The Eye of Judgment presents a new style of gameplay where the player brings characters/monsters of fantasy trading cards to life for battle in 3D. Through use of a 3’ x 3’ board and trading cards - each encrypted with “cybercode”, players conquer the field by selecting a card and placing the “cybercode” in front of the next generation camera for their respective character to come to life and battle. Each character has various skillsets, which will determine the outcome of the battle. Players take turns to place cards as they jostle for control of the board; the winner is

'Dave Mirra BMX Challenge' (PSP) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Dave Mirra is one of the most recognized action sports athlete in the world, which he shares with the likes of Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. He currently holds more Gold Medals then any other competitor in the history of X Games. Dave has “placed” in more then 50 action/extreme sports competition.

Features :

  • BMX Legend Dave Mirra as the featured rider
  • 17 Levels with 9 different environments
  • Customizable player characters
  • 9 Bikes to choose from
  • Up to 4 player ad hoc wireless play

'Sonic the Hedgehog' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

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'Chromehounds' (X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Chromehounds brings squad-based multiplayer mech combat exclusively to the Xbox 360 for the first time ever. The war of the future has begun with three superpower nations fighting for world domination. Commanding giant metal war machines called “Hounds”, players must manage their tower of heavy artillery through giant war zones while engaging in cooperative squad-based tactics, and fighting intense battles against other real-time players via Xbox Live. Strategic planning, quick reflexes and team-based communication are the key to winning the Chromehounds battle.

Players will have the ability to customize their massive mechanized Hounds with a huge array of available

'Painkiller' (PSP) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Get ready for some first-person horror action on your PSP! You are Daniel Garner – Trapped in a dark and unwelcoming world awaiting your purification, you must fight your way through over 75 species of Hell's wildest incarnations as you attempt to stop the imminent unholy war. Painkiller PSP is a high-quality first-person shooter that brings all of the intense Painkiller action to your favorite handheld. Adding new monsters, weapons, levels and multiplayer modes Painkiller PSP is sure to appeal to Painkiller fans and those new to the franchise.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In “Painkiller: Hell Wars,” gamers play the role of Daniel Garner, who after an unfortunate car accident is trapped between Heaven and Hell. To escape purgatory and find his salvation, he must fight mobs of hellish monsters to stop an imminent Unholy War.

'Metal Slug Anthology' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Bards sing tales of heroes from ages past, but never have the Forgotten Realms so desperately needed a champion. Years have passed since the war between Luskan and Neverwinter, almost enough time for the wounds of war to heal. But the brief peace the Realms have known may be at an end. Tension growing between the mighty city-states means the Sword Coast again teeters on the edge of open war. Unnoticed, a greater danger stalks the City of Skilled Hands. Unbeknownst to the denizens of the North, deep in the Mere of Dead Men, dark forces from across

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360/PC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

With the ability for thousands of gamers to play simultaneously, Test Drive Unlimited is M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing. This is a truly unprecedented experience for racing gamers and is the ultimate automotive experience for car and bike enthusiasts alike. Once in the game, players can visit the most sophisticated car and motorcycle dealers to purchase new vehicles or simply take them for a spin. Gamers can then participate in 8 player races or take vehicles for a drive on over 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads and pass by thousands of other real players. Further, players can

'Hot PXL' (PSP) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

HOT PXL is a myriad of mini-games (think Nintendo’s Wario Ware) aimed at a more mature, cultured crowd. The rapid fire game play requires players to draw on their reflexes and 2D gaming prowess to get through hundreds of inspired scenarios ? whether it’s blasting through an old-school Zaxxon-inspired game, busting tricks on a skateboard or a BMX, stage-diving at a pixellated concert or simply trying to cross the street. By playing through the main Story Mode, players unlock alternate versions of the mini games which add infinite replayability in the Theater Mode and within the game’s Smart

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Faithful to the Warhammer license, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos puts the focus squarely on the battlefield with a real-time combat system that gives the player unprecedented customization and control of his army.

An epic battle rages following a brutal Chaos invasion, where four fully playable armies (Empire, Chaos, Skaven, and High Elves) as well as additional controllable races (Orcs, Dwarfs, Vampires, and Goblins) clash on a massive battlefield.

Features:

  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos is about WAR, focusing on the armies and battles while de-emphasizing

'Mobile Ops: The One Year War' (X360) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In the future, Rebel space colonies launch a brutal war for independence with a series of orbital strikes against the Earth. War is reinvented as advanced ECM renders long range sensors and communications virtually useless. In this chaos, a frightening new weapon, the mobile suit, is born. Agile, heavily armed and armored and optimized for short range combat with melee attacks and a wide array of weapons, the Mobile Suit is the ultimate instrument in this new age of warfare. Rediscover the thrill of mechanized warfare as you are thrown into battle as a soldier on the front lines of

'Hellgate: London' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Hellgate: London is the first original title from premier developer Flagship Studios, whose team hails from such blockbusters as the Diablo, StarCraft, and WarCraft series. Set in the near future, Hellgate: London introduces a world devastated by a demon invasion. Players are thrust into a desolate city scorched by hellfire where the survivors meld science and sorcery to gain a foothold against the minions of darkness and save the bloodline of humanity. Hellgate: London combines the depth of Role-Playing Games with the action of First-Person titles, while offering infinite replayability and an individualized gaming experience through dynamically created levels, monsters,

'Pac-Man World Rally' (PSP/NGC/PS/PC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In Pac-Man World Rally, players can race through a variety of environments from Pac-Man World as Pac-Man, Pac Jr. and other beloved characters from past Namco classics. In one of the fastest and most exciting kart racing games ever, players will race for the win or fight it out in colorful Battle Arenas with special weapons, power ups and variety Pac-Man powers.

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'Tekken: Dark Resurrection' (PSP) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

TEKKEN: Dark Resurrection arrives on the PSP, bringing one of the most explosive fighting games to the handheld platform.

New characters Lili and Dragunov join the classic cast such as Jin, Heihachi, Paul and Law in the battle to be crowned King of the Iron Fist Tournament. An all-new intro movie lets you dive into the midst of the world of TEKKEN, this time with ad-hoc multiplayer mode to fight against friends as well as more items to customize your favorite characters. Now you can fight anytime, anywhere – are you ready?

'The Fast & The Furious' (PSP/PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Inspired by the events of Universal Pictures' upcoming film, The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift, this game will immerse players in the underground world of drift racing. Set in a world related to, yet separate from, the movie, the game features a ground breaking drift mechanic that makes drifting accessible to both beginning and veteran racing game drivers. Gameplay features revolutionary new systems like the Drift Indicator that make The Fast & The Furious the most accessible yet realistic drift game ever!

Perched at the forefront of the drift racing phenomenon, the video game combines ground breaking gameplay mechanics with

'Snoopy vs. The Red Baron' (PSP/PS2/PC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Beagle or Baron – Who will rule the skies?

While snoozing atop his doghouse one day, Snoopy has a magical dream. Just like in the celebrated Peanuts® comic strip, he becomes a virtuoso flying ace, piloting his World War I bi-plane in a heroic attempt to foil the plans of his archenemy, the Red Baron. Join Snoopy and friends as you take on the nefarious Baron and his cohorts in this enchanting aerial adventure.

FEATURES:

  • Play as WWI Flying Ace Snoopy in an adventure that includes cameo appearances

'Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

A year has passed since Xenosaga II. Shion has resigned her post at Vector Industries after realizing that the company is deeply connected to the cause of the Gnosis phenomenon. She has thus joined Scientia, an underground organization, in order to unveil Vector’s true objectives. The development of KOS-MOS is to be cancelled, and a mysterious android, T-elos appears to be taking KOS-MOS’ place. Shadows of suspicion and conspiracy surround T-elos. Uncover the future of mankind in this much-anticipated conclusion to the Xenosaga trilogy.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The hit TV and comic series comes to the PS2!

Experience the world of Naruto as you never have before. Join Naruto and his friends on their Ninja Academy quests as they battle the best in the land. Perfect your ninja skills to earn money and unlock tons of bonus content.

Do you have what it takes to become the ultimate ninja?

Features:

  • Be your favorite ninja: Fight as one of over 12

'Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception' (PSP) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The Ace Combat level of excellence comes to the Sony PSP™ portable system in an all-new game designed specifically to take advantage of the handheld’s capabilities. Enter into an entirely new highflying action-packed world that will challenge your abilities in new ways as you take on the role of an ace pilot defending the country of Aurelia. The player’s adventure begins after the neighboring country of Leasath, who filled with secretive motives veiled behind long internal conflict, has invaded. It’s time to liberate your country for freedom for all!

This first PSP installment of the popular Ace Combat franchise features a

'Legend of Heroes II' (PSP) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

A long time ago, a girl traveled around Tirasweel. Her silver hair shone even in the moonlight, and her eyes were clear as a fountain.

She could cast a glance into the future. When good things happened, people admired her. When bad things happened, people accused her. Some people called her the Moonlight Witch.

A long time ago, a Witch traveled around Tirasweel. She disappeared, leaving many questions behind...

FEATURES:

  • AI that “Picks Its Battles”. Enemies gauge your strength before attacking, and will “turn tail

'.Hack//G.U.' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The hit sci-fi fantasy video game and TV series is back to deliver an epic, immersive RPG experience on the PS2. What if what you do as a player in a game impacted your real world? What is reality? .hack® has pursued this innovative concept in the previous 4-part series where “The World” was ultimately destroyed. Years after the events of the first .hack series, “The World” was rebuilt.

As a new player, you are saved on your first day in “The World” from several PKs (Player Killers) by a mysterious man. From this day on, you have dedicated your time

'Zatch Bell! Mamodo Fury' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Join Zatch, Kiyo and your favorite characters from the hit TV series as they battle to become the mighty mamodo king!

This time, 1 – 4 players can choose from even more mamodo teams, more gameplay modes, and more special features!

Features:

  • Play as your favorite team: 20 different playable teams to choose from. Control both mamodo and human characters!
  • Lots of unlockables!: Discover the many unlockable features Zatch and his friends have to offer
  • More gameplay modes: Choose from 3 game play modes including Story Mode, VS Mode and Arcade Mode
  • The TV show come to life: Play in environments faithful to the

'One Piece: Grand Adventure' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Pirates! Set sail! Weigh anchors! Depart for the Grand Line, where battles and adventure await! One Piece, the popular comic and anime series featured in Shonen Jump, 4KidsTV and Cartoon Network, comes back to the console world with One Piece: Grand Adventure for the PlayStation 2 and GameCube. The series features Monkey D. Luffy as an aspiring pirate searching for One Piece, the legendary treasure of The Pirate King Gold Roger.

One Piece: Grand Adventure brings back the fun and excitement of the free-moving Vs. Battle action from past One Piece games with exciting new twists. The game also has been

'Mage Knight: Apocalypse' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Set in the richly detailed Mage Knight universe, players take on the role of one of five guardians, warriors sworn by oath to seek out the heart of evil plaguing the land and stop it no matter what the cost. Guided by the magical and mysterious race known as the Solonavi, the guardians embark on an epic journey to rescue their world from the hands of an army of pure evil determined to bring about the Apocalypse. As the forces of Chaos rise, a creature of unimaginable strength and destructive power is born to lead the enemy: the Apocalypse Dragon,

'Dragon Ball Z Budokai: Tenkaichi 2' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Dragon Ball Z®: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 takes the acrobatic and intense 3D flying and fighting dynamic made popular in last year’s blockbuster and takes it to a whole new level with exciting new features. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 combines lightning-fast fighting, light RPG and action gameplay elements to give players the power to engage in titanic battles with a staggering roster of over 100 DBZ heroes and villains. Players can recreate some of the storied confrontations from the TV show, or they can create all-new showdowns of their own with characters that never actually fought in

'Super DBZ' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

From the creators of the acclaimed Street Fighter II arcade game comes Super DBZ®, a new, highly intense DBZ fighting experience unlike any other Dragon Ball Z game. Super DBZ features an all new DBZ fighting system plus intense combos for super damage! With multiple unique special attacks and fighting styles for all 18 characters, Super DBZ gives players a more hard-core 3D fighting experience in the air or on the ground, complete with enough super-fast combination moves and dynamic battle scenes to satisfy any DBZ buff.

'Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics' (PSP) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics brings the excitement of D&D to the PSP system for the first time! Faithfully utilizing the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 rule-set, Dungeons & Dragons®: Tactics allows players to take a party of six adventurers into a wide variety of dangerous environments to experience deep and exciting turn-based action.

All of the core races and classes will be available to the player, including two Psionic classes, the Psion and the Psychic Warrior. Players will be able to customize their characters and store as many as their memory stick can handle.

Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics offers an original

'Arthur and the Minimoys' (GBA/NDS/PSP/PS2/PC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Directly inspired by the upcoming animated film of the same name, Arthur and the Minimoys is currently in development for PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS®, Game Boy Advance, and the Windows platform, and is planned for a simultaneous release with the film in January 2007. The game allows players to relive the fantastic adventures of young Arthur and his two pals, Selenia and Bétamèche, in their mission to save the Minimoys’ world from destruction. The game will incorporate filmmaker Luc Besson’s entire Minimoy universe and its tiny inhabitants with the richness and extraordinary visuals of the film.

'SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

A unique strategy card fighting game with RPG elements and baseball card trade-ability. Play as your favorite SNK character or play as your favorite CAPCOM character in this intense card fighting strategy game.

Card Fighters DS Features:

  • All-New Card Fighters game for the Nintendo DS
  • Use strategic card arrangements to win
  • Over 300 different cards to use, collect, and trade
  • Know your character and their special abilities and combine them for added value and strength

'Metal Slug' (GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the METAL SLUG franchise comes the original first version entitled “Super Vehicle” to the Game Boy Advance.

Game Features:

  • Non-stop action packed 2D missions.
  • Command the METAL SLUG super vehicle to gain tactical advantage
  • Classic over-the-top boss characters to challenge your skills
  • Battle General Morden and his evil forces
  • Huge array of weapons
  • Rescue Hostages and receive power-ups

'Genesis Rising' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade is a futuristic 3D game that uses the best elements of role-playing games within the context of a fast moving real-time strategy game, set in a mysterious future universe where organic machines are built using genetic engineering.

Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade takes place in the very distant future, three thousand years after what humans believe was the arrival of “the savior”. The human race has conquered most of the Universe. They consider themselves a divine race, and think of all aliens as inferior; those that do not obey are punished or destroyed. The dominion of

'Dead Reefs' - Features & Artwork

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Dead Reefs is a stunningly beautiful mystery adventure which takes place on an island off of England’s coast, set in the tumultuous 18th century. In the course of a murder investigation, Dead Reefs will take gamers through a world of intrigue and suspense!

The island of Dead Reefs was infamous for the wicked pirate inhabitants that would lure passing ships into the reefs, slaughtering their crews and looting their cargo as the ships would sink. One stormy evening, while on a fateful mission to a neighboring island, an ancient order of monks decided to set anchor on Dead Reefs to take

'Secret Files: Tunguska' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Secret Files: Tunguska offers quality entertainment in an attractive niche genre that has the potential to become a highly acclaimed title.

Nina is torn from her day-to-day routine when she discovers that her father has disappeared without a trace. As the police seem reluctant to help her, Nina sets off to look for clues relating to her father's whereabouts. She joins efforts with Max Gruber, a young colleague of her father who impulsively offers to help the attractive young lady.

Together, they quickly determine that Nina's father

'Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express is a high-quality adventure game that appeals to both adventure fans and casual buyers alike. Adventure fans will appreciate the unique adaptation of the novel into a thrilling and suspenseful video game and casual buyers will recognize the Agatha Christie brand as a brand that they can trust.

The world-famous mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, comes alive in this all-new exciting video game adaptation. Murder on the Orient Express is filled with spectacular twists-and-turns and also includes a surprise ending that is different from the original novel.

Aboard the historic

'Safecracker' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

You are hired by the wealthy family of a recently deceased billionaire to search for the last will and testament of their late relative, Duncan Walter Adams, who was "eccentric" to say the least. He has hidden the deed to his riches in one of the safes scattered in his magnificent mansion. The deceased billionaire also happened to be an avid safe collector and you have been hired to crack all 35 of them! The stakes are high and the clues are scarce. You will need your experience, wits, deductive reasoning and puzzle solving skills to earn your pay check.

'EVIDENCE: The Last Ritual' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Set in the heart of a murder investigation, Evidence: The Last Ritual is an astonishing psychological thriller that blurs the line of reality and fantasy.

In this PC CD-ROM game the notorious serial killer “The Phoenix” is back and the authorities need your help to catch him once and for all. Using an innovative blend of Windows® gameplay and the Internet, the player will explore key cities in Europe and North America. They will receive actual emails from virtual characters, scour real and fictitious websites, analyze video excerpts, photos, soundtracks, and piece together evidence to break the Phoenix’s embedded codes.

From the

'The Sacred Rings: Aura 2' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Prepare yourself for a journey like never before as you encounter the World of The Sacred Rings. This first-person point-and-click adventure is the sequel to
Aura: Fate of the Ages which sold over 50,000 copies worldwide (36,000 in North America and 14,000 in Europe). Take on the role of Umang as you wake up and find yourself alone in a strange, dark and unwelcoming world. Clenched in your fist lie a series of rings – the Sacred Rings that grant the holder unlimited power and immortality. Quickly you realize that a rival clan has tracked you down and that they

'Medieval 2: Total War' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Medieval 2: Total War is the latest release from the highly acclaimed developer, The Creative Assembly, who SEGA made headline news by acquiring in 2005. The game boasts an impressive array of new graphical and gameplay enhancements, including the capability for a massive 10,000 dynamic characters to be taken into battle at any one time. On top of this, The Creative Assembly have implemented a fully redesigned multiplayer mode that offers a dynamic multi-battle campaign bolstered by an unprecedented level of visceral combat choreography that reflects the brutality of medieval warfare.

"Medieval 2: Total War is the result of

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PS2/X360/PC) - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Since its humble beginnings in 1988, Phantasy Star has revolutionized the RPG genre by creating new standards through innovative gameplay and online capability. Phantasy Star Universe offers a compelling story, both offline and online, that rebuilds the foundation of role-playing games with stunning cut scenes, sharply drawn personalities, and a cohesive narrative. This game revitalizes the Phantasy Star brand heritage while staying true to its roots.

"The reinvigoration of this beloved franchise on the Xbox 360 signifies another step for SEGA towards next-gen leadership,"

'Yakuza' (PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In a society where respect and honour holds great importance, there is an even higher regard for these traits within the one organisation that is most feared by all: the Yakuza. Kiryu Kazuma – a former rising star in the Yakuza who is rebuilding his life after serving a 10-year prison term for murder – suddenly finds himself caught in a spiraling underworld plot involving a mysterious girl known as Haruka and 10 Billion missing Yen. Kazuma must use his fists and his wits to stay alive as he unravels the complex web of truth and lies that

'Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends' (GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends debuts on the GBA in an action-adventure platformer featuring the hi-jinks and humor of the Cartoon Network show. The game will allow the player to control Mac and Bloo as they solve quirky challenges and complete mission objectives. The action takes place in and around Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends and features many of the signature characters from the show.

The game will feature interactive environments from several of the more memorable episodes from the series. Players will encounter many recognizable friends from the show who will provide assistance or helpful advice during each

'VeggieTales: LarryBoy and the Bad Apple' (GBA/PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

VeggieTales – LarryBoy and the Bad Apple is a platforming / puzzle adventure game for the Nintendo GBA. Inspired by the upcoming feature length DVD, this game centers on the themes of temptation and moderation. Players will take control of LarryBoy, the caped cucumber crusader, and try to stop the evil Bad Apple from tempting several citizens of Bumblyburg. In order to do this, players will take on a series of time based platforming missions located in a variety of wild areas around the city, as they try to help LarryBoy track down tempted characters. Once they have found the

'Gun Club' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Gun Club is a non-violent arcade shooter for the PlayStataion®2 computer entertainment system. This non-violent target shooter allows gamers to enter the shooting range, steady their nerves, and take aim at the bull’s-eye. Experience the traditional 1st person shooter from a different perspective; Gun Club is void of blood and violence.

The game puts over one hundred faithfully recreated firearms in the hands of the player who can try his or her skill in a wide range of immersive 3D practice environments, from indoor ranges with paper bull’s eyes, to hillsides with targets or flying sporting clays. A certification

'Hard Rock Casino' (PSP/PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Become a high stakes roller at the world’s most exciting casino, The Hard Rock Casino! Challenge your luck at over 20 different casino games including Black Jack, Roulette, Craps, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Texas Hold’em and MORE!

Game Features

  • 4 uniquely themed casinos, each with different house rules, table limits and games.
  • Over 20 different casino games:
    • 9 Table Games
    • 5 Machine games (10+ varieties)
    • 4 Poker Room Games
    • 4 Sports to Bet on
  • Game Tutorials that will give basic instructions, winning strategies and tips for each game.
  • 3 different Tournaments

'Camp Lazlo: Leaky Lake Games' (GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Camp Lazlo: Leaky Lake Games is a GBA game based on the series, which celebrates the wackiness and individuality of the characters. Players partake in a series of camp events based on episodes from the show. Players will get to relive their favorite TV moments, controlling Jellybean campers Lazlo, Raj and Clam. Fans will also encounter other recognizable characters from the show including Scout Master Lumpus, Edward, Slinkman, the Dung Beetles and more. The game offers players a wide variety of game types, each unique but similarly simple, fun and easy to master.

As Lazlo, Raj and Clam, three

'World Championship Poker: Featuring Howard Lederer 'ALL-IN' (ALL) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Ante up with World Championship Poker: Featuring Howard Lederer “ALL-IN”! You’ll have to play against the toughest professional poker players in the world to prove you’re the best! Do you have what it takes to become the next Poker Champion?

Xbox 360

Features :

  • 18 different varieties of poker: Texas Hold’em, 7 Card Stud, 5 Card Draw, Omaha and more.
  • 9 Poker pros: Howard Lederer, Annie Duke, Robert Williamson III, Erin

'Warhawk' (PS3) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In Warhawk, players experience the thrill of white-knuckle aerial combat with hundreds of enemy fighters, bone-crunching armored assaults and high-intensity infantry combat in a massive, all-out war fought both on the ground and in the skies.

During gameplay, players are tasked with protecting their homeland from the invading Chernovan armada. By doing so, players take command of the most advanced war machine in the fleet, the Warhawk, capable of aerobatic dogfights at high speeds or hovering over ground troops providing tactical support. Players continue the battle on foot with an arsenal of weaponry including pistols, rifles, grenades and more.

'Heavenly Sword' (PS3) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

A dramatic tale of revenge sees Nariko, a fiery red-haired heroine embark on a quest for vengeance against an invading King and his army. The story builds around the ancient Heavenly Sword which once belonged to a powerful deity. It can never be wielded by a mortal without it draining their life-force, killing them within hours.

When the invading King (played by Andy Serkis) destroys the warrior clan that guards the Heavenly Sword, the clan leader’s daughter, Nariko, takes up the sword in a desperate fight

'Formula One 06' (PS3) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Fasten your seatbelt and be prepared for the race of your life as FORMULA ONE 06 brings players a brand new gaming experience, allowing you to get closer to the sport than ever before. This is your chance to take part in the 2006 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ and truly interact with the sport.

The stunning graphics and power of PLAYSTATION 3 take the franchise to a completely new level to deliver the most realistic racing experience to date. Loaded with brand new features and next generation visual effects, sounds and animation, this is as close as it can get

'Genji 2' (PS3) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Based on the PS2 game Genji, and set three years after the last chapter of Genkuro Yoshitsune’s life, Genji 2 (working title) continues to expand on the historical accounts of feudal Japan. By doing so, Genji 2 unveils beautiful next generation visuals and sword slashing gameplay.

In gameplay, Genji 2 is presented as a “traditional” action/adventure gaming experience and features more than double the amount of gameplay than its predecessor. Gameplay in Genji 2 includes more diverse levels of fighting, and more playable characters - all underlying an epic tale of a warrior’s honor that promises to deliver a genuine next-generation

'World Tour Soccer' (PSP) - Features and Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Designed from the ground up specifically for the PSP, World Tour Soccer '06 introduces a new style of play for soccer videogames. Featuring quick, bite-sized gaming sessions, while allowing users to advance and unlock the next challenge in a ladder type system, World Tour Soccer '06 lets players test their skills in two new central modes of play, Medal Mode and World Tour Mode. Within those modes,

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2' (PSP) - Features and Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Get ready to once again take the SOCOM military franchise with you, wherever, whenever this Fall with the release of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2. This original title created in association with U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command will be available exclusively for the PSP this fall. Command a secret subset of the most elite and deadly fighting force on the planet as players defend America and her allies through broad combat experiences including new non-linear mission progression,

'NBA '07' (PSP/PS2) - Features and Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

PS2

The most detailed and engaging NBA experience both on the court and behind the scenes is back again with NBA '07 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Picking up where last year's game left off, NBA '07 hits the hardwood with new features, enhanced gameplay, and a return to the immersive inside experience of life in the league by introducing "The Life: Volume 2."

An all-new Smart Shot Indicator provides a visual gauge of the impact defense has on shot opportunities, and a new

'LocoRoco' (PSP) - Features and Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, LocoRoco is an innovative 2D platform/action game available exclusively for the PSP. Featuring unique controls utilizing the "L" and "R" shoulder buttons, players are tasked with controlling via "tilting or bumping" the landscape of the LocoRoco in order to help them navigate through the level and keep them out of harm's way. With more than 40 stages, players control and guide

'Gangs of London' (PSP) - Features and Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Created by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's London Studio, developers of The Getaway franchise, Gangs of London was designed specifically for the PSP and will be presented in stunning graphic-novel style narratives. Dynamic storylines enable each player to experience their own unique progression in nearly 60 different missions that immerse gamers in an elite criminal underworld in modern day London. Complete with new gameplay modes, Gangs of London provides intense free-roaming gameplay perfectly tailored for a handheld system.

Gangs of London

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Protect America and freedom from enemy forces in urban and rural warfare in SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault, exclusively for the PlayStation 2. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault builds on the strengths of the multimillion-selling franchise to firmly establish both its single-player and multiplayer as equally outstanding game experiences. Created in association with U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault is as close as a player can get to being a Navy SEAL on PlayStation 2.

The PlayStation 2 system's top online gaming franchise continues its assault with an all-new 4-player cooperative play,

'ATV Offroad Fury Pro' (PSP) - Features and Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The most intense handheld off-road racing package is back with ATV Offroad Fury Pro for the PSP. In addition to the adrenaline rush of pure ATV racing, players can now choose from more than 30 total vehicles to race, including MX bikes, buggies, and Trophy Trucks to compete on 64 all-new tracks, including tracks from the original ATV Offroad Fury titles.

Supporting up to four players via wireless multiplayer connectivity, players will speed through more than

'ATV Offroad Fury 4' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The multi-million selling ATV franchise is back this Fall for an all-new installment of intense racing action with ATV Offroad Fury 4 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Select your favorite ATV, or for the first time in franchise history, MX Bikes, Buggies, and Trophy Trucks to race through 72 tenacious tracks on six different continents en route to the checkered flag.

Featuring an all-new story mode, players will be able to live the life of a rookie rider and earn a path to the ranks of professional racer. Players will experience the drama and intensity of realistic

'WarioWare: Smooth Moves' (Wii) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The WarioWare team took an idea so wacky, it could only be made with the latest technology ... the Wii Remote.

  • WarioWare is back with a whole new set of moves. When Wario stumbles upon a strange device called a Form Baton, he and his friends use it to learn new moves that are as fun as they are wacky.
  • With hundreds of microgames, this game is just as wild as you'd expect from the name WarioWare, but the game play has been revolutionized. Under Wario's tutelage, and with the help of the Wii Remote, players will swing, spin and

'Project H.A.M.M.E.R.' (Wii) - Features & Screen

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Killer robots are attacking major cities across the United States, and the military is powerless to stop them. Players control one of Project H.A.M.M.E.R.’s cyborg prototypes: half-man, half-machine, with an extraordinary weapon – and the power to save the world.

  • Grab the Wii Remote and start swinging. Equipped with a hammer of amazing strength, players represent the only hope against an unstoppable army of marauding automatons.
  • Players use the Nunchuk controller in one hand to maneuver through a variety of vast and detailed environments. They use the Wii Remote in the other just like a real hammer

'Excite Truck' (Wii) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In the grand racing tradition of Excitebike, get ready for a big-air experience like no other as players rocket their trucks across dynamically changing terrain.

  • Remember tilting your arms while playing Excitebike to try to make your character land a huge jump? Well, that experience is finally a reality with Excite Truck, a wild, off-road race only possible on Nintendo’s Wii console.
  • Players hold the Wii Remote like an NES controller to control the truck. The 2 button is the accelerator, the 1 button is the brake, the +

'Disaster: Day of Crisis' (Wii) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Survive nature's most devastating catastrophes in Disaster: Day of Crisis, a panic inducing survival game for Wii. In a devastatingly short period of time, an unprecedented wave of natural disasters has pummeled the United States. On top of this inexplicable series of disasters, a rogue special forces unit has taken advantage of the chaos and seized a nuclear weapon. Only Ray, a former member of an elite rescue task force, has decided to take a stand.

  • Cutting-edge physics and gripping visuals re-create the sheer terror of major catastrophes.
  • Players race a car down

'DK Bongo Blast' (NGC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

  • Donkey Kong and his pals have gotten their mitts on some high-powered Barrel Jets – incredible engines that boost when struck by a pilot. By beating on the DK Bongos controller, players can make their character swoop up, bank side to side and launch attacks on rivals. (The game also can be played using a Nintendo GameCube controller.)
  • Players challenge the Kremlings or up to three pals on five worlds, each boasting 3-D aerial maps filled with countless obstacles and powerful items. With four people beating the bongos as they battle for the skies, this game is more party

'Baten Kaitos Origins' (NGC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Baten Kaitos Origins is a prequel to Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, a Nintendo GameCube exclusive released in late 2004. The plot revolves around a group of characters who are struggling to discover the source of frightening changes (both natural and political) that are occurring in their world. During their journey, they will learn many details that help flesh out the first game, including how the despotic Empire government came to be.

  • Players explore a massive world filled with memorable characters and bizarre creatures. From the high-tech high-rises of the empire to a rustic farming hamlets,

'Sudoku Gridmaster' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Walk into any airport or train station and you’re likely to see someone with a sudoku book. The number-based puzzle game has taken the nation by storm, and now a dedicated sudoku title is coming to the Nintendo DS. Once you’ve played Sudoku Gridmaster, you’ll never go back to pen and paper again.

  • Sudoku Gridmaster uses intuitive touch-screen controls that make solving the puzzles faster and easier than ever. Players simply touch the square they want to fill in, then touch the answer on the number pad. They also can choose to forgo the number pad and write answers

'Star Fox DS' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Star Fox returns to its roots with a blistering space shooter on the Nintendo DS.

  • Lylat needs help. Players hop into their Arwing fighter and fight through a unique branching storyline of missions, all rendered in gorgeous 3-D.
  • Star Fox DS brings a whole new strategic element to the series with a commander’s view of the mission.

'Yoshi's Island 2' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

  • Return to the colorful wilds of Yoshi’s Island in a new platforming adventure for Nintendo DS.
  • Saddle up for adventure. This time, Baby Mario, Baby Donkey Kong and Baby Peach are along for the ride – and each one gives Yoshi access to unique powers while they cling to his back.
  • Thanks to the power of Nintendo DS, all of the lush vistas and perilous paths of Yoshi’s Island span two screens.

Game storyline: A mysterious floating island has suddenly appeared over peaceful Yoshi’s Island. Soon after its arrival, a gaggle of kids vanishes from the island school. Thankfully, Baby Mario,

'Aion' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Believe in Angels. Believe in Demons.
Believe in Aion.
In the beginning, all things were in Chaos.
And from Chaos was born Order.
And Order begat light
And Order divided itself against the darkness
And this division caused the material universe to be created.
And this universe is balanced with Chaos and Order, and it separates them also.
And this universe is perfect.

In Aion, players are divided between those that are "The Chosen” and those that are “The Fallen.” The Tower of Eternity exists as a gateway into the Abyss, and acts as a portal between dimensions. When

'Dungeon Runners' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The days of the dull downloadable RPG are officially over! Powered by NCsoft, Dungeon Runners is the most valuable and entertaining downloadable RPG yet.

Quench your deepest dungeon crawling thirst in this multiplayer online role-playing game that’s home to an exciting realm of magic, terror and adventure. Build your own custom hero and venture into the great dungeons to discover realms of danger, wonder and excitement.

Tackle quests and retrieve incredible items. As your hero gains experience, you will unlock new powers. Heroes can go it alone or band with friends to tackle greater challenges. Prepare for one of the

'Tenchu: Dark Secret' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

  • Tenchu: Dark Secret places players in the shoes of ninja assassins charged with protecting the life of a princess. Stalk enemies with sword in hand, plant explosive traps in the underbrush or strike with an assortment of realistic ninja weaponry. With more than 40 single-player missions and the ability to construct weapons and items, Tenchu: Dark Secret is sure to keep players' sword hands busy for a long time.
  • Players can prove their mettle with the metal by challenging friends to a local wireless multiplayer match. Tenchu: Dark Secret boasts three unique modes and a host of options to

'Pokemon Ranger' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

'Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue/Red Rescue Team' (NDS/GBA) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

One day the player awakens to find that he or she has been turned into a Pokémon. The land is being ravaged by natural disasters so the player decides to form a rescue team with a partner Pokémon and an engrossing story of adventure, redemption and, most of all, friendship.

'New Super Mario Bros' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Twenty years after Nintendo's biggest franchise was born, the Mario Bros. return in a dazzling, all-new platformer sure to set players' fingers twitching. Fans from Mario's classic days will see their dreams answered in this return to the Mushroom Kingdom, while a new generation of Mario players will learn what true platforming greatness means.

  • Jump, bounce and power-up through visually stunning side-scrolling worlds filled with Mushroom Kingdom madness. Mushrooms make Mario ultra-tiny or ultrahuge, and new items like the Blue Shell (which transforms Mario into a spinning shell that wipes out enemies) will keep players on their toes.
  • The worlds

'Soccer Fury' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Soccer Fury is an arcade action game combining street soccer with spectacular fighting techniques. Tap into a devastating arsenal of martial arts, trick moves and team tactics as you power your way up the field and tear down the opposition in epic online pitch battles.

No rules. No limits. No mercy. Nothing can stop the frenzied action from reaching fever pitch, as teams compete for wins and fight for goal glory. Played out in the lawless back streets of the urban jungle, Soccer Fury players live purely for the passion and recognition that comes with being the best!

Developed by

'Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

  • In the original Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Mario was trying to find all the Mini Marios ... but this time, it's up to them to save the day. Players use the stylus and the touch screen to guide Mini Marios through mind-boggling, obstacle-filled levels.
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 allows players to create their own maps with a new level editor. Once a map is created, players can send it across the world via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Players also can use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to download maps created by others, check out a player-ranking system and access special bonuses.

'Tabula Rasa' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

From the ashes of an ancient conflict, a cosmic war threatens all sentient beings with enslavement or extinction. As the Eloh and Bane amass their forces for the final battle, the galaxy’s last free sentient beings are the thin line between life and death, between good and evil. From lush forest planets to volcanic moons, the Allied Free Sentients are making their last desperate stand against the relentless Bane.

Join us and free the universe from the Bane’s brutal onslaught!

Only

'Mario Hoops 3-on-3' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

It's a whole new ball game as Mario rocks the rim on the Nintendo DS.

  • Get that magic touch. There are plenty of basketball games out there, but none with the hands-on control of Mario Hoops 3-on-3. Players use the touch screen to get their game on as they execute tricky dribbles, special passes and sweet shots – all with strokes and taps of the stylus.
  • Players choose their teams of three characters from the Mario universe and hit the parquet. Power-ups like Red Shells and Bob-ombs can turn the tide as they chase down coins – they will affect

'Magical Vacation' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

The students of Will O' Wisp magical academy have a little problem: Their teacher has mysteriously disappeared. After commandeering a handful of rockets to rescue her, they've wound up on a strange (and sometimes scary) adventure through outer space. Now players must rescue both their classmates AND their teacher – and just maybe the whole solar system while they're at it.

  • Explore strange planets. Players see the sights of this strange, sci-fi fantasy setting as they uncover the secret behind their teacher's disappearance in this epic roleplaying game.
  • The stylus controls everything, from combat to conversations to outfitting allies. Simple

'Kirby' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Kirby's back and ready for a bellyful of adventure.

  • When someone steals some strawberry shortcake, the pink powerhouse sets out after them, learning new skills.
  • Players can expect all the floating, jumping and battling of a classic Kirby game, but this time, Kirby's copy abilities have been massively boosted. Not only can players mix and match copy abilities by using the stylus to drag them together inside Kirby's copy center (located on the touch screen), but the powers themselves now have the ability to affect the environment, as well as foes. Burn trees and grasses with the Fire ability or

'DK: King of Swing DS' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Get back into the swing of things as Donkey Kong goes vertical.

  • King K. Rool is up to no good again, and it’s up to Donkey Kong to swing into action. Using the same simple control scheme that made the DK: King of Swing Game Boy Advance SP game so accessible and fun to play, players of all skill levels can swing and climb to new heights made possible by the dual screens of Nintendo DS.
  • Not only does Adventure mode feature Diddy Kong as a sub-character, but players can look forward to new moves, new items and a bunch

'Elite Beat Agents' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In a jam? Well, all these guys DO is jam! Prepare to rock as these beat masters use their groovy moves to save the day.

  • As the music plays, players tap the screen, trace rhythmic patterns and keep the beat as the story unfolds on the top screen. • Every scene is accompanied by rump-shaking tunes, but players have to keep the Elite Beat Agents grooving. The worse players do, the worse the story might end up.
  • Rhythm games have come and gone, but no one has ever seen anything like the Elite Beat Agents. Whether they're helping a lost

'DS Air' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Players take their elite strike fighters to the skies and hunt down a mad dictator before he takes over the world.

  • As Nintendo's first realistic flight shooter on Nintendo DS, DS Air lets players customize their fighters with a state-of-the-art weapon loadout.
  • Send wave after wave of enemy fighters to their doom in dogfights over land, sea and air.
  • Meet a wingman for co-op play and soar to victory over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

'Custom Robo Arena' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Custom Robo: The sport of tomorrow. In the not-too-distant future, competitors battle customized robot warriors in holographic battle arenas. Victory is determined not only by fighting skill but also by how well Robo Commanders design their robot gladiators, so players need both brawn and brains to survive.

  • Players explore a sci-fi landscape as they fight toward the Custom Robo championship, powering up their Robos as they go. With tons of unique parts, there are literally millions of possible Custom Robo combinations, giving players complete control over how they fight their battles.
  • Players can challenge their friends to one-on-one Robo battles

'Clubhouse Games' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

It's game night and everyone's invited. Play more than 20 classic board, card and party games alone or with friends.

  • With familiar favorites like checkers, darts and poker, Clubhouse Games will appeal to everyone from kids to adults. Video game newcomers will appreciate the easy-to-use interface, while card game novices will appreciate each game's rules section.
  • Players can challenge up to seven friends with one game card via Multi-Card Play or DS Download Play. Can't play checkers without shouting "KING ME!" across the table? The

'Children of Mana' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In the center of the world, the Mana Tree grows, sheltering everyone under its strong limbs. Its magic protects the world, but it also tempts some to steal its power for their own ends. Now, a handful of young heroes must band together to keep the magic of the Mana Tree from being corrupted by evil.

  • Play the adventure solo or with friends in four-player local wireless games. Or take on the most difficult challenges, fight formidable foes and even fight one another for loot.
  • Unlock the power of the gems. Players use hundreds of magic gems to customize characters

'Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In the last Chibi-Robo, our diminutive hero restored happiness to the Sanderson home, but in this DS sequel, he's taking on the great outdoors.

  • Playground equipment in the park is disappearing mysteriously and the flowers in the park have been transformed by evil monsters. It's up to Chibi-Robo to save the day and make the park a nice place to visit again.
  • This time around, Chibi-Robo gets to flex his mechanical muscles in new and interesting ways. He rides buggies, cars and boats across lawns and ponds, fights mysterious enemies with his trusty

'Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Give your gray matter the workout that it needs to stay sharp and focused. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day is inspired by the research of Dr. Ryuta Kawashima, a prominent Japanese neuroscientist. His theories revolve around keeping brains stimulated by performing mental activities quickly.

  • Brain Age is a series of exercises designed to give brains a workout. Activities include performing math problems, counting people going in and out of a house, drawing pictures on the touch screen and reading classic literature out loud.
  • When users start a new game, they will take a series of tests

'Big Brain Academy' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

How much does your brain weigh? Find out with Big Brain Academy, the DS title that makes mental exercise incredibly fun.

  • Big Brain Academy is a series of minigames (called Activities) that are designed to exercise the brain. Players can "weigh" their brain in Test mode, earn medals for individual activities in Practice mode or play against friends and family in Versus mode.
  • Big Brain Academy's Test mode will quiz players in five areas: thinking, memorization, computation, analysis and identification. After taking the test, players will be told the "weight" of their brain and areas of strength or weakness –

'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

“Forza Motorsport 2,” the sequel to Microsoft Game Studios’ award-winning, fully customizable driving simulator “Forza Motorsport,” speeds its way onto Xbox 360 this holiday. With authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, and licensed tuning and customization options, the franchise improves on the unprecedented features gamers enjoyed in its debut installment. Loaded with more than 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, personalize and tune, “Forza Motorsport 2” gives you a complete racing experience.

Features:

  • Lap the competition with truly next-generation features. Made possible by the power of Xbox 360, “Forza Motorsport

'Flight Simulator X' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

“Flight Simulator X” is the culmination of nearly 25 years of the landmark “Flight Simulator” franchise and its most significant addition to date. The 10th addition to the highly successful “Flight Simulator” franchise, “Flight Simulator X” will immerse players in a beautifully rich and realistic world, offering a completely new and innovative gaming experience with dozens of new aircraft to choose from, including the AirCreation 582SL Ultralight and Maule M7-260C Orion with wheels and skis. Gamers of all ages, types and skill levels will experience firsthand what it is like to be an aviator traveling the globe either alone or

'Viva Piñata' (X360) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

“Viva Piñata,” an original intellectual property and the latest innovative gaming experience from leading U.K.-based developer Rare Ltd., invites gamers to create an immersive world where living piñatas inhabit an ever-changing environment. Beginning with a few basic tools, players build and take control of this environment, using their creativity and imagination to attract, protect and manage over 60 different piñata species that can visit their world and make it their home. Utilizing hundreds of customizable elements, players can create a unique piñata paradise.

Pushing the capabilities of the hardware, “Viva Piñata” brings a vibrant and engaging gaming experience to the Xbox

'Ninety-Nine Nights' (X360) - Screens

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'Mass Effect' (X360) - Screens

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'Crackdown' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

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Get the Crackdown trailer off WP (26mb)

'Killzone: Liberation' (PSP) - Features and Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Killzone: Liberation is a third-person action game that puts the players into various missions to rescue hostages from the evil Helghast. Inspired by the events in Killzone for PS2 (released in November 2004), the story continues with the battle against the Helghast still raging on.

'Alan Wake' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, Alan Wake places gamers in the role of the best-selling suspense author, Alan Wake. He escapes to this small town to recover from the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée. In Bright Falls Wake comes face to face with his darkest nightmares.