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Sword of the Samurai (PS2) Announced

by Thomas on Sept. 16, 2002 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced Sword of the Samurai, for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, scheduled to release in Early 2003. From Lightweight, the developer of the acclaimed Kengo and Bushido Blade series, Sword of the Samurai is an authentic Japanese sword fighting title, which challenges gamers to become a grand master sword fighter.

JoWooD Announces The Launch Of 'Archangel'

by Thomas on Sept. 16, 2002 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is pleased to announce the launch of Archangel, the gripping third-person action adventure game, scheduled for release in the UK on 18th October 2002 on PC CD Rom.

Panzer Dragoon ORTA (XB) New Shipdate

by Thomas on Sept. 16, 2002 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today confirmed that the ship date for "Panzer Dragoon ORTA," has moved from November 2002 to January 2003. "SEGA decided to delay the release of 'Panzer Dragoon ORTA' in order to continue adding innovative features and content to the game and its stunning back story," said Mike Fischer, vice president, entertainment marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "SEGA has a well-earned reputation for developing industry-leading content, and this decision reflects our commitment to quality."

NOLF2 Q&A With Fox Producer Chris Miller

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2002 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No One Lives Forever 2 Producer Chris Miller has answered the community’s top questions at NOLFGirl.com, part I so more to follow. No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.’s Way is due out early October 2002.

'Medal of Honor Allied Assault : Spearhead' - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 15, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Pack for the PC represents a unique addition to the Medal of Honor franchise. Players will assume the role of Sgt. Jack Barnes as he endures the final months of World War II, from Operation Overlord to the Battle of the Bulge and culminating with the fall of Berlin. The Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Pack combines nine expansive single-player levels with over 12 new multi-player maps and includes new locations, new weapons, and new soldiers... Five "small" new screens is available on gamezone.cz!

New Halloween Demo Out

by Thomas on Sept. 15, 2002 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D Gamers got their hands on an updated demo of Halloween, Jadeware's first-person shooter. This demo comes with a third level, music tracks, new GUI and HUD designs, improved monster AI, bug fixes, and the proverbial more. The demo is 55.4 MB to grab and you find it here!

Paradox Signs Hearts of Iron and Crusader Kings

by Thomas on Sept. 15, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment announce that they have entered several publishing agreements for Paradox's upcoming titles Hearts of Iron and Crusader Kings. Both games have been signed to Koch Media for UK/Eire, to Snowball Interactive for Russia and the Baltics, to CD Projekt for Poland, Czech, Slovak and Hungary and Hearts of Iron to Friendware in Spain. All versions will be localized.

Icewind Dale II 2.01 BETA Patch 2

by Thomas on Sept. 15, 2002 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Isle Studios got a new patch available for Icewind Dale II. This BETA patch addresses a number of other issues found after the release of Icewind Dale 2. To view the list of fixes and download the patch click here!

Beenox Is Hiring!

by Thomas on Sept. 15, 2002 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beenox is hiring! Here's your chance to be part of Beenox game company in Quebec, Canada. They currently have the following openings:

- Engine programmer (PC/Xbox/PS2)
- Tool programmer
- 3D Modeler
- 2D Artist (Texturer)
- Story writer (English native)

UT2003 Demo Patch Soon

by Thomas on Sept. 15, 2002 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daniel Vogel informed Mark Rein that he unknowingly accidentally broke Voodoo3/5 compatibility in the demo. They are fixing it and there will be a patch that addresses that plus a few other major bugs they discovered. Keep watching the Official Unreal Tournament 2003 Site for news of its release.

'Cossacks: European Wars' - Screens & Interview

by Thomas on Sept. 14, 2002 @ 11:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GGMania got a chance to talk with Sergiy Grygorovych of GSC Game World as he answers a few questions regarding to American Conquest, the upcoming real-time strategy game from the same guys who worked on Cossacks: European Wars and its add-ons. He provided them with information and five exclusive screenshots.

UT 2003 Demo Out

by Thomas on Sept. 14, 2002 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unreal Tournament 2003 Demo (98MB) is now available for your downloading pleasure offering a sampling of what to expect from the upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter from Digital Extremes and Epic Games. Also a Linux version of the Unreal Tournament 2003 demo is available for download. (thanks Blues)

'Summoner 2' (PS2) Ships To Stores - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2002 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ just announced that they have shipped Summoner 2 to retail outlets across North America for PlayStation2. Expect it in stores over the weekend or early next week ... In the meantime check the 5 new screens ...

Off World Resource Base (O.R.B.) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 10:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yes, it’s Friday the 13th but Strategy First will brighten your day! As expected, your weekly screenshots from their upcoming 3D RTS Space game, O.R.B (Off World Resource Base). Fingerlicking good!

'Robotech: Battlecry' (PS2/Xbx) Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive Inc. today announced "Robotech: Battlecry" for the PlayStation2 and Xbox has gone gold and into manufacturing in preparation of shipping to major retail outlets nationwide. The Xbox and PlayStation 2 ships later this month, the GameCube and Game Boy Advance versions following in October. Thats about all the info we have on it for now ...

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (XB) - Trailer

by Thomas on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We received a 4MB trailer today from Ubi Soft and their upcoming X-Box/PC title "Splinter Cell". The trailer runs for nearly 2 minutes and showing of some gameplay footage. Splinter Cell is a third person stealth action game featuring cyber-terrorism, shadow agencies, and covert operations, and is set in the realistic, highly detailed geopolitical universe as portrayed by Tom Clancy. Read more for download links!

Rocky (Xbox) - Screen Gallery

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Rocky series of games are based on the movie anthology starring Sylvester Stallone and feature all of the lead characters from the five Rocky films - Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago and Tommy Gunn. Rocky is scheduled for simultaneous release on the Sony PS2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance in Europe and North America in November 2002. We had some screens up yesterday and today we have 46 more from Rocky vs. Drago, Clubber and Apollo Creed... Njoy!

Gothic II - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD steps into the light to reveal Gothic 2's innovative new fog-system. Adding this feature to the game will allow the developers to control how far the player can see in different situations, forcing them to overcome hardships even when they lose their bearings completely... Check out the new screens, the fog looks ... real!

Red Faction II (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed exclusively for the PlayStation 2 by THQ's studio, VolitionT, Red Faction II is the sequel to one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed original game franchises of 2001. Featuring an enhanced Geo-ModT engine that allows players to strategically alter and destroy the game environment in real-time, Red Faction II builds upon the experience and technology of the original game with more blistering action, highly detailed graphics, new multi-player options and an engaging storyline. Red Faction II is scheduled to release in November 2002 in the UK.

'Darkfall' - New Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 13, 2002 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Claus Grovdal from Razorwax AS let us know that they just updated the Darkfall site with four screenshots featuring the Darkfall Worldbuilder - the inhouse developed toolset they use to make the Darkfall world come to life. You can find the screenshots here.